A while back I got into a discussion with a reader asking why I recommended gold so often.
I told him back then that after the first quarter of this year, once I saw how the economy was doing and how Trump was handling his office and the Republicans were able to transition from a governing party to a legislating one, I would talk of more opportunities in the markets.
My concern about the Trump rally is the disconnect we’ve had between the markets and the economic numbers.
For example, the Dow is in its longest slide since 2011. And most economists and market veterans expect a meager 2 percent GDP for 2017, basically what GDP was last year. Yet consumer confidence is at its highest level since 2000.
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The general public truly lives in two separate worlds. We have the world of the mainstream media, popular culture and political rhetoric; a world which constantly and desperately seeks to twist or destroy any legitimate measure of reality. Then, we have the world of concrete facts; an ugly, brutal world that upsets many people when they see it and leaves them with little more than the hope that the most innovative of us will perhaps reverse the disastrous course, or at least, survive to carry on a meaningful level of civilization.
The sad thing is, if a majority of the population studied and accepted the world of fact, then preparation and intelligent or aggressive action might negate any destructive outcome. Reality only grows more ugly because we continue to ignore it.
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God said that all who do not love Him must, necessarily, love death (Proverbs 8:36).
The love of death is prevalent in our society for a number of reasons, most of which are not widely understood. When informed of the esoteric (hidden) and occultic nature of these influences, people tend to reject the information. Most folks deny the fact of mass social conditioning toward the love of death because they are actually among the many who are deceived and programmed. Perhaps the biggest outfit serving up death to Americans is the professional medical establishment, a truth that is precisely the opposite of what we are schooled and told.
Our forebearers knew the truth of the matter. They lived in a time when it was easier, more traditional, more fashionable and more practical to choose God over the ideologies of men.
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In February, I talked about the disruption we needed to expect when oil drillers came back on line in the U.S. — companies were more likely to buy technology that could replace workers and make production and exploration more efficient and cheaper in the long run.
Today, I want to get you ahead of the curve on the coal industry.
When Donald Trump campaigned, he talked about bringing back coal and restoring it as major fuel source. There’s no doubt that coal is still a crucial energy source in the U.S., but in recent years its luster has begun to fade as natural gas has become a cheap alternative.
In 2007, coal was responsible for 50 percent of the mix for electricity production. Last year, that number was 30 percent.
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The headline above is not my demand. It is my plea. Please, stop the presses, stop the propaganda, stop the lies. The mainstream news is giving me migraines. At the end of the day I know less than when I woke up in the morning.
My late uncle would tease that he only fibbed 10 percent of the time. He said people got upset because they couldn’t tell when that 10 percent was. The media, whose mandate is to tell the truth and nothing but the truth, are not even close to batting .900. I suspect we might be shocked by how often the media lies because of shoddy journalism or liberal ideology.
Billionaire media presidents and their millionaire anchors are worse than Hitler’s Nazi news. Joseph Goebbels was in charge of what the Nazi Party called the Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda. That name alone told Germans that they were not being told the absolute truth but rather what the regime thought was important. They were honest about being dishonest.
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Anyone who has been involved in alternative geopolitical and economic analysis for a decent length of time understands that the establishment power structure thrives according to its ability to either exploit natural crises, or to engineer fabricated crises.
This is not that hard to comprehend, but for some reason there are a lot of people out there who simply assume that global sea-change events just happen “at random,” that the elites are stupid or oblivious, and that all outcomes are a matter of random chance rather than being directed or manipulated. I call these people “intellectual idiots,” because they believe they are applying logic to every scenario but they are sabotaged by an inherent bias which causes them to deny the potential for “conspiracy.”
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Last week we wrote in “America’s two governments” that there is a government you can see (the politicians and judges) and the government you can’t see, which we called the Deep State.
That there exists a nebulous group or groups actively working in concert against the wishes of the American people created questions among some readers who wondered how such a thing could function without some leader or central authority coordinating its efforts.
The problem in grasping the concept of the existence of the unseen forces operating to sow chaos and discord and pulling the strings of visible government stems from the way we are conditioned and controlled from birth. We are taught from early on that the U.S. has a “democratic” political system and that we elect representatives and a president through our vote. It is hammered into us that the political system offers us a choice and “our vote matters.” We are taught that those whom we elect run government for us.
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