The end of cash has begun

With all that has been happening in the U.S. over the past couple weeks, it’s understandable that our myopic media has missed one of the biggest stories of 2016.

India has made 500 and 1,000 rupee notes (about $7.30 and $14.60 respectively) illegal. These are considered large bills in India and the government has now stopped producing them and has told everyone that they are not to accept them after a certain grace period.

This has meant chaos in India, as people line up to trade in their stash of these (and larger notes). After the grace period, which stands at up to 60 days for various businesses, farms and banks these notes will be illegal. Well, technically, the notes have had their “legal tender” designation stripped. The effect is the same.

By late November more than $80 billion in notes had been exchanged.

Psychological warfare: How words shape our thoughts and actions

“But it is requisite that members of the common herd be imprisoned in abject ignorance, never doubting that they are ‘free and self-sovereign individuals’ who are in full control of their lives and families, and who can speak freely on any subject they choose, and worship whatever God their consciences dictate.” – Unknown

 

Of the many definitions of “word” in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, one of them is “a verbal signal.” It is a great fallacy in our thinking when we assume that words are words whoever speaks them. This is the basis of gross deceptions.

A lot of my writing efforts are devoted to helping people break out above mental barriers (establishment words that I also call code words). If we are to overcome the totalitarianism which every day increases its grip over the workaday crowd, we must break the code words and phrases that inhibit the thought patterns of the crowd. We must all achieve a totally different (true) perception of reality.

With record cold temperatures on the way, aim for best dressed

Fashion certainly isn’t something that comes up very much in discussions among preppers— but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be thinking about clothing as a vital part of your survival arsenal.

One of the most basic, and subsequently most overlooked, aspects of survival preparedness is proper dress for a wide range of conditions.

In cold weather picking the best clothing is even more important than in other conditions because of the risk of exposure, which can cause all kinds of problems ranging from hypothermia and frostbite to death.

Here are a few tips for picking the best attire for cold weather survival.

Layers are paramount

Whether you have a well-stocked closet full of survival clothing or your having to dress for extreme cold in a pinch using only what you have in your suitcase, layering clothing is the best way to beat the cold.

Global Financial Markets Plunged Into Chaos As Italy Overwhelmingly Votes ‘No’

italy-flag-map-public-domainItalian voters have embraced the global trend of rejecting the established world order, but the “no” vote on Sunday has plunged global financial markets into a state of utter chaos.  The euro has already fallen to a 20 month low, Italian government bonds are poised for a tremendous crash, and futures markets are indicating that both U.S. and European stock markets will be way down when they open on Monday.  It is being projected that Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s referendum on constitutional reforms will be defeated by about 20 percentage points when all the votes have been counted, and Renzi has already announced that he plans to resign as a result.  When new elections are held it looks like comedian Beppe Grillo’s Five-Star movement will come to power, and the European establishment is extremely alarmed at that prospect because Grillo wants to take Italy out of the eurozone.  In the long run Italy would be much better off without the euro, but in the short-term the only thing propping up Italy’s failing banking system is support from Europe.  Without that support, the 8th largest economy on the entire planet would already be in the midst of an unprecedented financial crisis.

The United Nations General Assembly Passes 6 Outrageous Anti-Israel Resolutions

united-nations-general-assembly-hall-in-the-un-headquarters-photo-by-basil-d-soufiLast Wednesday, the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to adopt 6 outrageous anti-Israel resolutions. These resolutions address a wide variety of issues including “a two state solution”, the status of the Golan Heights and a “lasting solution to the question of the City of Jerusalem”. Unlike UN Security Council resolutions, these UN General Assembly resolutions are not considered to be legally binding upon the parties, but they do show that virtually the entire planet is in favor of dividing the land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem. In addition, even though the U.S. voted against each of these resolutions, there is still a tremendous amount of buzz that the Obama administration may decide to go along with a UN Security Council resolution that would set the parameters for a “two state solution” before the end of Barack Obama’s term comes on January 20th.

The Shocking Truth About How Barack Obama Was Able To Prop Up The U.S. Economy

barack-obama-looking-into-a-mirror-public-domainBarack Obama is one of the biggest “Keynesians” of all time, but unfortunately most Americans don’t even understand what that means.  In this article, I am going to share with you the primary reason why Barack Obama has been able to prop up the U.S. economy over the past eight years.  If Barack Obama had not taken the extreme measures that he did, we would be in the midst of a historic economic depression right now.  But by propping things up in the short-term, he has absolutely demolished our long-term economic future.  But like most politicians, Obama has been willing to sacrifice the future for short-term political gain.

Levi Strauss CEO missed the mark with wishy washy anti-gun letter

In an open letter this week, Levi Strauss Chief Executive Chip Bergh asked costumers to refrain from concealed carry on the company’s property because “you don’t need a gun to try on a pair of jeans.”

Bergh said the letter comes in response to an incident where a concealed carrier negligently discharged a firearm in a Levis store.

Here’s the text of his letter:

“An Open Letter to Customers: Our Weapons Policy”
November 30, 2016

Dear Customers,

The debate in the U.S. over gun safety and gun rights is as complex as it is divisive. As a former army officer, a father and business leader, I’ve heard the arguments from all sides. And, as CEO of a 163-year-old company whose products and presence rest at the intersection of culture and community in more than 110 countries around the world, I feel a tremendous responsibility to share our position on the issue, now, at a time when clarity is paramount.