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Why Is Obama Flooding Small Towns In The Most Conservative Parts Of America With Refugees?

Why are small towns in conservative states being specifically targeted for refugee resettlement?  Of course the Obama administration will never publicly admit that this is happening, but it doesn’t take a genius to figure out what is going on.  Just look at the uproar that refugee resettlement is now causing in small communities in Idaho, Montana, North Dakota and Kansas.  The Obama administration has deemed large cities such as Washington D.C. to be “too expensive” for the refugees, and so large numbers of them are being dispersed throughout smaller communities all over the nation.  If you drop a few hundred […]

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USDJPY: “Diving” For Opportunity

Elliot Wave patterns in the U.S. dollar/Japanese yen exchange rate (USDJPY). Learn how protective stops keep you on the right side the trend. On a recent vacation to the Yucatan, my friend decided to get certified in scuba diving. I, on the other hand, prefer breathing my air above water! But I did tag along with her to one of the classes, anyway. She learned how to handle and interpret all the various diver gauges: gas pressure, submersive pressure, depth, and on. The one feature all those indicators had in common was a bold, red line to indicate the level […]

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The Rapture, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton And 50 Other Excuses People Use For Not Prepping

Have you ever come away discouraged after trying to talk about prepping with friends or family members that just don’t seem to be interested?  Over the years, I have heard countless excuses from people for why they aren’t getting prepared for what is about to happen to America.  Some of the excuses, like a lack of money, are definitely legitimate.  But in many other instances, the objections don’t seem to make a lot of sense.  In America today, most people let others do most of their thinking for them.  And in general, our political, religious and cultural leaders are telling […]

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Gold Deficits, Fort Knox, and a Reset

Everyone knows that government expenses and deficits are out of control.  Think U.S., Europe, the U.K., Japan, and others.  So what? Borrowing today supposedly brings spending forward from the future, so future spending should be curtailed. It hasn’t happened so far. But no government will reduce spending so they must either borrow more or devalue their currency via “money printing,” various forms of QE – bond monetization, or increasing taxes. Not sustainable! Global debt exceeds $ 200 Trillion – a number so large it is essentially incomprehensible. S. official debt is about $ 19 Trillion with unfunded liabilities in the […]

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The Federal Reserve Just Made Another Huge Mistake

As stocks continue to crash, you can blame the Federal Reserve, because the Fed is more responsible for creating the current financial bubble that we are living in than anyone else.  When the Federal Reserve pushed interest rates all the way to the floor and injected lots of hot money into the financial markets during their quantitative easing programs, this pushed stock prices to wildly artificial levels.  The only way that it would have been possible to keep stock prices at those wildly artificial levels would have been to keep interest rates ultra-low and to keep recklessly creating lots of […]

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Gargantuan! The Next Generational Bust Is Coming

Oil can’t seem to get a break. After falling just below $ 27 last week, oil finally rallied back to $ 32 before falling back to just under $ 31 on Tuesday. An oversold bounce was naturally due, with perhaps a bit more to come. But the oil market’s doing exactly what I said it would – cratering! Meanwhile, in la-la land, stocks have been so focused on the decline in oil prices that they just ignored the other big trigger for a stock decline. And that came yesterday, when the Shanghai Composite index of Chinese stocks moved 3% below […]

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Presentation Koos Jansen At Scotiabank

BullionStar I was invited by Scotiabank to speak about Chinese gold demand at their commodities outlook conference on 12 January 2016 in Toronto. Of course I was thrilled to come over and share what I’ve been studying for the past years – thanks again Scotiabank for inviting me! In my 20-minute presentation I could clearly explain why I think Chinese gold demand is not what mainstream consultancy firms (GFMS, WGC, Metals Focus, CPM Group) would like you to believe. While I was there I also took the opportunity to talk to Jeffrey Christian, who was speaking right before me on […]

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Americans Really, Really Hate The Government

If there is one thing that Americans can agree on these days, it is the fact that most of us don’t like the government.  CBS News has just released an article entitled “Americans hate the U.S. government more than ever“, and an average of recent surveys calculated by Real Clear Politics found that 63 percent of all Americans believe the country is heading in the wrong direction and only 28 percent of all Americans believe that the country is heading in the right direction.  In just a few days the first real ballots of the 2016 election will be cast […]

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Amazon Is Taking Over the Globe, and Retailers Should Panic!

By most accounts, holiday retail sales were a letdown. While retail sales climbed 3.3% over November and December, stores reported a 6.4% drop in foot traffic. So even though people might have spent a bit more, they were choosy in where they spent. When customers spend less, companies earn less, affecting the bottom line. This relationship is on display at companies like Macy’s, which warned that sales were off 4.7% in November and December. The company plans to close stores and lay off thousands of workers. The same story is unfolding at Gap. However, the pain isn’t equally distributed. L […]

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China Stops Publishing SGE Withdrawal Figures

BullionStar There goes the last bit of transparency in the gold market. Yet, another strong confirmation of the importance of SGE withdrawal figures from the past. My research into the Chinese gold market started in 2013 when I noted the significance of a number published on a weekly basis in the Chinese Market Data Weekly Reports on the website of the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) regarding the amount of physical gold withdrawn from the vaults. It appeared to me the total amount of gold withdrawn from the SGE vaults on a yearly basis exactly equaled total Chinese gold demand as disclosed in […]

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