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Paul Craig Roberts: “US Government Most Corrupt on Earth”


Greg Hunter (USAWatchdog.com) interviews former assistant secretary of the Treasury, Paul Craig Roberts.

This is a spectacular interview.  To me, Roberts seems to be taking his revelations to a new level.  His interview is such an insightful and compelling indictment of the US government,  that it might be good enough to get Roberts killed.

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Grandmaster Putin’s Golden Trap II


Chessmaster?? [courtesy Google Images]

Chessmaster??
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As I’ve written previously, Russian writer Dmitry Kalinichenko wrote an article entitled “Grandmaster Putin’s Golden Trap”.  I view that article as generally brilliant.  Here are some more of my comments on Mr. Kalinichenko’s observations.

 

Mr. Kalinichenko’s article focused on what he believed to be Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most brilliant financial strategy: buying gold with US fiat dollars.

On the face of it, that “strategy” doesn’t sound like much. Buying gold with fiat dollars?   It’s done every day. What’s so brilliant about that?

Well, the brilliance (or just common sense) behind Putin’s strategy is based on two fundamental premises:

 

1) The fiat dollar is significantly overvalued and thus able to purchase more than it’s really worth; and,

2) The price of physical gold has been artificially suppressed and is therefore far lower than its true price would be in a “free” (rather than “manipulated”) market.

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“Inflection Point” or “Run you muthas, Run!”


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Get Ready for the “Greater Depression”  [courtesy Google Images]

I like “ranting” Andy Hoffman.  He’s intelligent, articulate and passionate about the economy and gold–plus, nobody hyperventilates like he does.

Below, you’ll find Andy’s December 18th interview. He communicates his sense of shock, outrage urgency and even hysteria over what he perceives to be happening to the global and, soon, US economies.

I generally agree with Andy.  Things are moving too fast.  Too many events of significance seem to happening almost daily.  It’s not merely impossible for Andy Hoffman, me or you to keep up with these fast-changing events–I think it’s even impossible for people in the government and/or Federal Reserve to “keep up”.

It feels to me as if we are caught in the outskirts of a hurricane.  The wind is blowing faster and faster.  And, although the wind isn’t yet fast enough to blow the roofs off our houses, I can’t help believing that roofs will start to fly, and not so long from now.

Given that today is December 21st, I know that it’s foolish to say so, but I’m not convinced that the US economy can survive even to the the end of this year (ten days from now) without suffering some sort of major dislocation.  I have no evidence other than the velocity of news and my “gut” to support that suspicion.  But I’m telling you that something feels dangerously wrong.  We are on the verge of something unpleasant and significant.

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Posted by on December 21, 2014 in Economic collapse, Video

 

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“Grandmaster Putin’s Golden Trap”?


Grandmaster? [courtesy Google Images]

Grandmaster?
[courtesy Google Images]

Dmitry Kalinichenko recently wrote a brilliant article entitled “Grandmaster Putin’s Golden Trap”.  That article was originally written in Russian and later translated into English by Kristina Rus.

The translation is generally easy to read, but there are some portions of that English translation that may not have clearly expressed Mr. Kalinichenko’s original ideas.

The article began with,

 

“Very few people understand what [Russia’s President Vladimir] Putin is doing at the moment. And almost no one understands what he will do in the future.  No matter how strange it may seem, but right now, Putin is selling Russian oil and gas only for physical gold.”

Say whut?!

Surely, Russia is not selling its petroleum products only for physical gold.  Surely, Russia is accepting other fiat currencies (such as euros, yuan and dollars) as “payment” for its crude oil.  From his second line, Mr. Kalinichenko’s arguments seem false or even silly.

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Now, for something completely different . . . .


I’ll bet you haven’t seen this before.

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Posted by on December 18, 2014 in Video

 

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Tuesday Night Radio: Lawsuits, Roundup, and Black Median Income


American Independence Hour hosted by Alfred Adask; 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM Central time, Tuesday nights, on AmericanVoiceRadio.com and also on the KU band, free-to-air satellite link at Galaxy 19.  There’ll be call-ins at 1-800-596-8191.

 
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Posted by on December 16, 2014 in American Independence Hour, Radio

 

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Two Million Views


To view--or not to view?  THAT is the question. [courtesy Google Images]

To view–or not to view? THAT is the question.
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I just looked at the “stats” page for this blog and noticed that somewhere in the last week or two, the number of “views” exceeded two million.  As I write, the number is 2,002,091.  That’s not big time in the modern internet age where some blogs or websites pull in hundreds of thousands (and perhaps millions) of views per day.

Still, I’m pleased.  I wish it was more, but I’m grateful and even a little amazed to have garnered that many views.

The internet is so enormous and offers millions of videos, audios, radio shows, articles and images that the competition for any audience is extraordinary and fierce.  Each one of you have millions of possible internet sites to view at any given moment. Therefore, anyone who can attract and hold even a small audience is, these days, accomplishing an almost miraculous feat.

I’m certainly grateful for every reader who “views” my blog–except the trolls, of course.

Actually, I don’t mind the trolls viewing my blog because, heck, they might learn something.  I do mind their comments, but you sometimes have to take the sour with the sweet.

In any case, I’d like to say Thanks to all of my readers for your “views”.

 
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Posted by on December 15, 2014 in Stats