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Video: Keiser Report: ‘Silver lining’ of US mortality rates (E1111)

Check Keiser Report website for more: http://www.maxkeiser.com/ Up for discussion in this episode is 'the silver lining' of the shocking increase in US mortality...

‘We Are Seeing No Selling of Physical Gold or Silver’

Time and time again we are seeing fraud taking place in the precious metals’ market. Thousands of tonnes of paper silver and paper gold...

The Healing Power of Gold and Silver

There is healing power in gold and silver. Both precious metals serve as an investment as well as money. Gold and silver also have technological applications. We recently...

RT America earns Silver & Bronze World Medals at NY Festivals World’s Best TV...

RT America has been awarded one Silver Medal and two Bronze Medals at the annual New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards. Question more,...

No More Silver Lining: Trump Turns Clintonian

Photo by Ninian Reid | CC BY 2.0 The election of Donald Trump was a catastrophe.  This was clear before Election Day; it is even...
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Video: ‘Not a silver bullet’: Mosul op is going to increase level of chaos...

Iraqi troops are firing heavy artillery and rockets in west Mosul, which they earlier pledged to avoid. This is forcing a massive civilian exodus...

Resume Inflation at the NSC: Lt. General McMaster’s Silver Star Was Essentially Earned for...

Photo by Army Capabilities Integration Center | Public Domain In the annals of human conflict, the Gulf War of 1991, when the US dispatched half...

Sarah Silverman Mistakes Construction Markings for Swastikas

Comedian Sarah Silverman got an earful from her social media followers on Sunday after appearing to mistake a pair of bright orange construction...

2017: Spectacular for Gold and Silver

2017 has just started but some longer-term trend changes already seem to develop. It is interesting how a new year combined with a new...

The Silver Lining of the Rigged Election

For the despondent Democratic shills doing postmortems on the Clinton campaign, looking back on the big picture, assessing the damage and reflecting anew on...
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Video: Mesmerizing ‘alchemy’: Growing silver out of production waste

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Video: Media fan flames of US-Russia ‘war’ at Olympics – Silver medalist Efimova on...

Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova has had a tough route to the Olympics and not just in terms of her training. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe...

How Nate Silver Provides Political Cover for Hillary Clinton

I went to highschool with Nate Silver in East Lansing. We were never friends, but we were briefly on the ELHS Debate team together,...

Savage Delights of the Silver Screen

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Video: ‘Wonderful gift’: DiCaprio receives 2nd ‘Oscar’, silver figurine from Siberian fans

Movie star Leonardo DiCaprio has expressed infinite gratitude to his Russian fans and especially Yakutian women who donated some 1,4kg of jewelry to create...
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Video: Russian women donate silver to make alternative Oscar for Leo DiCaprio

Women from Russia's Far East are donating their silver trinkets to create an alternative Oscar for Leonardo DiCaprio. The Hollywood actor has expressed a...

Supply and Demand in the Gold and Silver Futures Markets — Paul Craig Roberts...

Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler (RINF) - This article establishes that the price of gold...
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Gold And Silver — The U S Is A Corporation. PMs Stand In The...

Where have all the trillions of newly created “money” gone? Into the failed and bankrupt banking scam conducted by the elites. All world-wide monetary...

JP Morgan stockpiling physical silver: Are you getting ready for what is coming?

Michael Snyder RINF Alternative News Why in the world has JP Morgan accumulated more than 55 million ounces of physical silver? Since early 2012, JP Morgan’s stockpile...

Silver Could Rise in 2014 – Here are 4 Reasons Why

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A Precious Metals Renaissance? What the Federal Reserve Bank’s Endless QE Means for Gold...

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Silver Iodide being sprayed on us via chemtrails

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Iran wins silver in Asia rowing tourney

Iran™s lightweight women's quadruple sculls repechage (in navy blue) competes at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. (file photo)Iranian female athletes have grabbed...

Paul Craig Roberts: Worse Than The Great Depression, Gold And Silver Prices Will Explode

Economist Dr. Paul Craig Roberts contends, “The situation is unsustainable.” It will blow up at some point, and Dr. Roberts predicts, “It will be...

A Precious Metals Renaissance? What the Federal Reserve Bank’s Endless QE Means for Gold...

As the Syria Crises continues with unfolding developments every day, an economic crisis looms. The US economy is on the verge of sliding...

Big Banks Manipulated Gold and Silver Markets

Gold and Silver Are Manipulated The Guardian and Telegraph report that gold and silver prices are “fixed” in the same way as interest rates and...

Iran wins 2nd silver at taekwondo event

(L-R) Silver medalist Sajjad Mardani of Iran, gold medalist Anthony Obame of Gabon, bronze medalists Ivan Trajkovic of Slovenia and Robelis Despaigne of Cuba...

Iranian women's futsal team wins silver

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Silver makes antibiotics thousands of times more effective

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JP Morgan Cleared Of Conspiracy “To Drive Down Silver Prices”

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JP Morgan Cleared Of Conspiracy "To Drive Down Silver Prices"

Today’s AM fix was USD 1,602.50, EUR 1,238.41 and GBP 1,059.78 per ounce.
Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,599.50, EUR 1,236.09 and GBP 1,057.45 per ounce.

Silver is trading at $28.86/oz, €22.38/oz and £19.16/oz. Platinum is trading at $1,605.25/oz, palladium at $757.00/oz and rhodium at $1,250/oz.

Gold climbed $13.70 or 0.86% and closed yesterday at $1,578.10/oz. Silver hit a high of $29.05 finished +0.56%. A national holiday was observed in Ireland yesterday and markets were closed.

The Troika's raid on the deposits of families and businesses in Cyprus is still being digested but it may be another watershed moment leading towards gold again becoming a foundation asset and key core holding of savers and investors internationally.


Cross Currency Table – (Bloomberg)

JP Morgan Chase & Co won their case of a nationwide investors' lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to drive down silver prices.

U.S. District Judge Robert Patterson in Manhattan said the investors, who bought and sold COMEX silver futures and options contracts, failed to show that JPMorgan manipulated prices, by creating long short positions that were not in synch with market events at the time period.

The judge acknowledged that the firm could influence prices, but said that it was not proven that the bank "intended to cause artificial prices to exist" and acted accordingly.


Gold Commodity, 6March2013-19March2013 – (Bloomberg)

The plaintiffs had nearly 43 complaints filed from 2010-2011, which accused banks of profiteering in over $100,000,000 by illegally manipulating silver prices.

The lawsuits against major Wall Street firms were consolidated, naming JPMorgan and 20 unnamed individuals as defendants.


Gold in Euros, 6March2013-19March2013 – (Bloomberg)

The complaint had sought triple damages for what it saw as antitrust violations in jiggering silver prices from 2007-2010, including through alleged "fake" trades during low market volumes. 

The CFTC began investigating queries of silver price manipulation in 2008, and after 2 years it tightened its regulations to foil traders who try to manipulate prices.

Silver remains a vital diversification and remains undervalued vis-à-vis gold and most assets.

NEWS   

Gold hovers above $1,600/oz on Cyprus concerns - Reuters

JP Morgan wins dismissal of silver price-fixing lawsuit - Reuters

Gold Tops $1600; Silver Eagle Bullion Coins Top 13 Million – Coin News

Bullish Bets Jump Most Since July as Gold Rebounds - Bloomberg

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Daylight robbery in Cyprus will come to haunt EMU – The Telegraph

– Zero Hedge

Risk, complacency, perception and gold - Mineweb

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Roma actor wins Silver Bear at Berlinale

Nazif Mujic holds the Silver Bear for Best Actor he received in a press conference following the awards ceremony in Berlin on February 16, 2013.

A Roma actor has won the best actor award at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival.

Nazif Mujic, the real-life protagonist of the Bosnian docudrama Epizoda u zivotu beraca zeljeza (An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker), won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the closing ceremony of the Berlinale in the German capital on Saturday.

The movie, which was directed by Danis Tanovic, is about impoverished Mujic's desperate attempts to pay for his wife's emergency operation.

"I think he (Mujic) feels like Neil Armstrong when he went to the moon, seriously… And I really do hope it is going to change his life for the better," Tanovic said.

Between 220,000 and 1.5 million Roma were killed in World War II.

And the Roma are still the most suppressed people in Europe.

NT/HGL

Investing in Silver, Moving out of the Dollar: The Roman Denarius, the American Dollar...

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If the US dollar collapses, it will have a dramatic impact on the world economy because the dollar is the standard unit of currency for commodity markets, especially gold and oil. The U.S. dollar is still the world’s reserve currency, but the reality is that it can lead the world into an economic depression.

Nations with large external debts will not be able to trade sufficiently to earn the needed income to service their debts. They will slide into bankruptcy. However, countries such as Russia and China are taking necessary steps to avoid an economic tsunami caused by a collapse of the US dollar by announcing in 2010 that they will use their own currencies which is the Russian Ruble and the Chinese Yuan for bilateral trade.

Iran and India decided to trade gold for oil due to US sanctions on Iran because of its nuclear program.

Japan and China announced that they will also trade in their own currencies despite diplomatic problems involving the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea.  One thing is certain, the world is slowly but surely moving away from the US dollar.

The cost of living among people who deal with the US dollar on a daily basis especially by those who live within the United States will see a rapid decline in the standards of living due to Federal Reserve Bank’s debasement of the dollar by printing unlimited amounts of money through Quantitative easing (QE). The Federal Reserve’s action will cause food, clothing and energy prices to soar, which will hurt the average family. As the US Federal Reserve Bank continues to print dollars, the result will be inflation. It will cause panic on the world markets and civil unrest among the people who realize that the US dollars they depend on would no longer be able to buy their basic necessities.  What can be done around the world to avoid such a scenario when the collapse of the dollar is inevitable? History proves that silver can become an alternative currency that can replace the dollar, although many countries are purchasing large amounts of gold such as Russia and China with other countries in Latin America and Asia following in the same footsteps.  However, silver will still be a good option.  At least you have a choice in which precious metals you can invest in.

Silver has been used for thousands of years as a monetary system for the economies of past civilizations. Silver was first discovered in 4000 BC in Anatolia, today’s Modern Turkey with the use of “Electrum”, a gold and silver mix currency. Between 449-413 BC Greece used the “Athenian Owl” a pure silver coin remained in circulation up to 30 BC.

Silver was recognized as more precious than Gold in ancient Egypt as early as 930 BC. The Roman Empire relied on silver to pay for certain commodities such as silk from China. In the Roman Empire, the “denarius”, a pure 100% silver coin was the currency of choice for more than 5 centuries until its gradual debasement that began with Emperor Augustus.

This debasement of the metal in terms of purity fluctuated with the strength of the Empire through its military. It was an indication that Rome lacked precious metals and reduced treasury savings due to their expansionist Imperial policies that resulted in inflation. High taxes on the Roman population further weakened the economy to pay for military expenses. Roman Emperor Nero (54-68 A.D.) preferred to debase the denarius to 87% silver to pay the costs of the military and the ever expanding bureaucracy than raise taxes on the people who were already being heavily taxed. But Nero and other emperors that followed chose to debase the currency by reducing the denarius metal content was already a form of taxation. The devaluation continued with the silver content valued at 50% towards the end of the 2nd century. By the middle of the 3rd century, the denarius was comprised of 0.05% silver.

Around A.D. 215, Rome issued the “Antoninianus” that was valued at twice that of a denarius but was short lived, as the silver content was also removed over several decades of devaluation. The coin was then made from bronze that eventually became useless as the circulation of these coins contained no silver as the Roman currency became worthless.Rome collapsed soon after.

China also used silver throughout most of its history for trade. In 1791, the first Secretary of the Treasury of the United States Alexander Hamilton called for the establishment of a national currency with gold and silver or “bimetallism” as a form of money. The US Congress passed legislation the following year by establishing gold and silver as the “monetary standards” of the United States through the 1792 Coinage Act. The gold standard was regulated at 15 times the valueUS Dollar of silver. The dollar was then established as the basic monetary unit that was instrumental in the creation of the national mint. The dollar was defined through the weight of silver. The death penalty was enacted as a rule of law for anyone who decided to debase the value of the new currency. But these laws were changed as the system became politically corrupt as the years went by. In Article 1, Section 10 of the US Constitution stated the following:

No state shall enter into any treaty, alliance, or confederation; grant letters of marque and reprisal; coin money; emit bills of credit; make anything but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts; pass any bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law impairing the obligation of contracts, or grant any title of nobility.

The future of silver has potential to become an alternative currency because the world’s reserve currency, the US dollar, is not stable.  “The dollar is an unreliable international currency and should be replaced by a more stable system” according to CNN on June 29, 2010 based on a report conducted by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.  Silver can be used for a number of industries that produce goods that can be sold internationally. It can open the global markets for trade among nations. Silver is the best conductor of electricity. From computers to cell phones and switches all must use silver. Technology based industries that produce lasers, satellites, and robotics need silver to operate. Digital technology and telecommunications also need silver. It is used in televisions, wall switches and refrigerators and other appliances. Silver is used in the chemical industry for the production of plastics. In the Healthcare industry silver is found in many pharmaceuticals such as silver sulfadiazine, which is used for burn treatments. It can be used for water purification purposes as well. And the list goes on. Silver is a valuable metal that can be used for many industries.

The US government is on the path to an economic collapse just as the Roman Empire when Ben Bernanke announced unlimited QE back on September 13, 2012.  This means endless printing of the dollar until it becomes completely worthless.  The US has devalued their currency by printing dollars to bail out the banks and auto industry and to fund the Military-Industrial Complex which will have an impact on the economy. The more you print, the dollar becomes less valuable just as what happened to the denarius during Roman times. The US dollar will collapse sooner or later as countries around the world continue to move away from the dollar and look to other forms of currencies that are reliable.

The United States government cannot finance its debt by printing more money. Market forces will dictate when interest rates will rise as it would make the US Federal debt more expensive to service the debt.

If the Federal Reserve Bank decided to run the printing press, it would lead to hyperinflation. A scenario the US population and the rest of the world does not want to see.  The US population would no doubt witness a massive rise in interest rates on practically everything from credit cards, home mortgages, student loans, auto loans and every other loan you can imagine.

The best option for anyone who wants to protect themselves from the dollar collapse should invest in silver or any other precious metals that includes gold. History has shown that precious metals especially silver can be used as a currency that has intrinsic value. The best thing people and nation-states can do is to look outside the US dollar because sooner or later the Federal Reserve Bank would not able to sustain the economy with the printing press because market forces as always will be the deciding factor. Silver is a viable option for both short and long-term investments. The most important factor to investing in silver is to protect you and your family.  Silver will be in demand in the near future as it was in the past because history has always told us so.

Rush To Safety: Americans Buy Nearly Half a Billion Dollars Of Gold and Silver...

While public officials may be ignoring the continued deterioration of our economy, job losses to the tune of hundreds of thousands of people weekly, and the unprecedented demand for government emergency support services like unemployment insurance and food assistance, Americans who sense uncertainty in the air are flocking to the safety of physical resources.

Our first point of interest is a recent report from the Federal Reserve that indicates some $114 billion dollars in cash was withdrawn from the nation’s largest banks in the last thirty days. Those holding their money at bailed out financial institutions are understandably concerned because the government’s $250,000 deposit insurance guarantee program, originally implemented to restore confidence in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, expired at the end of 2012. That and the US fiscal situation has never been worse, with one Obama official recently having said the solution to the country’s woes is to simply kill the dollar.

This suggests investors and cash savers are no longer confident in the purported safety of the country’s “too-big-to-fail” institutions.

The next obvious question then is, “where did this money go?”

Part of the mystery may have been unraveled when the US Mint released its latest sales and inventory report.

According to the mint, investors purchased nearly half a billion dollars in gold and silver in the last 30 days. There was, in fact, so much money shifting into physical precious metals in January that the mint was actually forced to cease operations because they couldn’t meet demand.

massive 7.4 million Silver Eagles were purchased from the U.S. Mint in January, considerably higher than the previous record from early 2011.

After halting Silver coin production/sales for over a week, the Mint re-opened yesterday and demand once again surged.

Having almost doubled from the first week in January, there remains two more days before the book is closed on January’s sales.

At 140,000 ounces, the Mint has also sold the most ounces of gold in January in almost three years, suggesting the rising ‘currency wars’ are stoking people’s ongoing rotation from paper-to-physical assets as their ‘wealth’ slowing loses its value.

With a Silver Eagle trading at around $31 per ounce and the gold spot price at near all time highs of $1650, the US Mint saw some $460 million dollars shift into precious metals in the month of January alone.

What’s equally as interesting, and perhaps a harbinger of the coming chaos, is that the People’s Republic of China is also shifting a large amount of its cash reserves into physical resource based investments that include agriculture, energy, and precious metals, a move that has caused confusion among experts at the United Nations.

With the political situation in this country rapidly dwindling because of government interference on all levels, a recession for 2013 already baked into the cake, and a global economy on the brink of collapse, there is one primary motivating factor driving money into gold and silver.

Uncertainty.

As we’ve seen recently with shortages in emergency food rations and supplies, firearms and magazines, and now gold and silver, Americans are no longer confident in the stability of the system as a whole, and they are diversifying their assets into physical resources that will retain value should the global financial, economic, monetary, and geo-political systems come unhinged.

Silver Eagle Sales Surge To All-Time Record In January

A massive 7.4 million Silver Eagles were purchased from the U.S. Mint in January, considerably higher than the previous record from early 2011. After halting Silver coin production/sales for over a week, the Mint re-opened yesterday and demand once ag...

Government to Dispose of Radioactive Waste By Putting It In Our SILVERWARE

114982596706602958 cAlWuJMP b Government to Dispose of Radioactive Waste By Putting It In Our SILVERWARE

 

The overwhelming scientific consensus is that any amount of radiation – no matter how small – can cause cancer and other serious health effects.

(Current safety standards are based on the ridiculous assumption that everyone exposed is a healthy man in his 20s – and that radioactive particles ingested into the body cause no more damage than radiation hitting the outside of the body.  In the real world, however, even low doses of radiation can cause cancer. Moreover, small particles of radiation – called “internal emitters” – which get inside the body are much more dangerous than general exposures to radiation. See this and this.  And radiation affects small children much more than full-grown adults.)

But the Department of Energy – the agency which is responsible for the design, testing and production of all U.S. nuclear weapons, promotes nuclear energy as one of its core functions, which has been covering up nuclear accidents for decades, and has used mutant lines of human cells to promote voodoo, anti-scientific arguments – proposes letting radiation into our silverware.

Counterpunch notes:

Even the deregulation-happy Wall St. Journal sounded shocked: “The Department of Energy is proposing to allow the sale of tons of scrap metal from government nuclear sites — an attempt to reduce waste that critics say could lead to radiation-tainted belt buckles, surgical implants and other consumer products.”

Having failed in the ‘80s and ‘90s to free the nuclear bomb factories and national laboratories of millions of tons of their radioactively contaminated scrap and nickel, the DOE is trying again. Its latest proposal is moving ahead without even an Environmental Impact Statement. Those messy EISs involve public hearings, so you can imagine the DOE’s reluctance to face the public over adding yet more radiation to the doses we’re already accumulating.

Congressman Markey writes:

A Department of Energy proposal to allow up to 14,000 metric tons of its radioactive scrap metal to be recycled into consumer products was called into question today by Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) due to concerns over public health. In a letter sent to DOE head Steven Chu, Rep. Markey expressed “grave concerns” over the potential of these metals becoming jewelry, cutlery, or other consumer products that could exceed healthy doses of radiation without any knowledge by the consumer. DOE made the proposal to rescind its earlier moratorium on radioactive scrap metal recycling in December, 2012.

The proposal follows an incident from 2012 involving Bed, Bath & Beyond stores in America recalling tissue holders made in India that were contaminated with the radio-isotope cobalt-60. Those products were shipped to 200 stores in 20 states. In response to that incident, a Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesperson advised members of the public to return the products even though the amount of contamination was not considered to be a health risk.

This is not the first time this has happened.

As the Progressive reported in 1998, radioactive scrap metal was ending up in everything from silverware to frying pans and belt buckles:

The Department of Energy has a problem: what to do with millions of tons of radioactive material.  So the DOE has come up with an ingenious plan to dispose of its troublesome tons of nickel, copper, steel and aluminum.  It wants to let scrap companies collect the metal, try to take the radioactivity out, and sell the metal to foundries, which would in turn sell it to manufacturers who could use it for everyday household products: pots, pans, forks, spoons, even your eyeglasses.

You may not know this, but the government already permits some companies under special licenses, to buy, reprocess and sell radioactive metal: 7,500 tons in 1996, by one industry estimate. But the amount of this reprocessing could increase drastically if the DOE, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission … and the burgeoning radioactive metal processing industry get their way.

They are pressing for a new, lax standard that would do away with special permits and allow companies to buy and resell millions of tons of low-level radioactive metal.

A couple of years later, Congressman Markey successfully banned most radioactive scrap … but now DOE is trying to bring it back.

Radioactive scrap is a global problem.  As Bloomberg reported last year:

“The major risk we face in our industry is radiation,” said Paul de Bruin, radiation-safety chief for Jewometaal Stainless Processing, one of the world’s biggest stainless-steel scrap yards. “You can talk about security all you want, but I’ve found weapons-grade uranium in scrap. Where was the security?

More than 120 shipments of contaminated goods, including cutlery, buckles and work tools such as hammers and screwdrivers, were denied U.S. entry between 2003 and 2008 after customs and the Department of Homeland Security boosted radiation monitoring at borders.

The department declined to provide updated figures or comment on how the metal tissue boxes at Bed, Bath & Beyond, tainted with cobalt-60 used in medical instruments to diagnose and treat cancer, evaded detection.

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The general public basically isn’t aware that they’re living in a radioactive world,” according to Ross Bartley, technical director for the recycling bureau, who said the contamination has led to lost sales. “Those tissue boxes are problematic because they’re radioactive and they had to be put in radioactive disposal.”

Abandoned medical scanners, food-processing devices and mining equipment containing radioactive metals such as cesium-137 and cobalt-60 are picked up by scrap collectors, sold to recyclers and melted down by foundries, the IAEA says.

Dangerous scrap comes from derelict hospitals and military bases, as well as defunct government agencies that have lost tools with radioactive elements.

Chronic exposure to low doses of radiation can lead to cataracts, cancer and birth defects, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A 2005 study of more than 6,000 Taiwanese who lived in apartments built with radioactive reinforcing steel from 1983 to 2005 showed a statistically significant increase in leukemia and breast cancer.

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India and China were the top sources of radioactive goods shipped to the U.S. through 2008, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Bartley, a metallurgist who has tracked radioactive contamination since the early 1990s, said there’s no evidence the situation has improved.

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Two years after an Indian scrap-metal worker died from radiation exposure, the world’s second-most populous country hasn’t installed alarms, the Ministry of Shipping said in December.

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The same thing could easily happen again tomorrow,” said Deepak Jain, 65, who owns the yard where the worker died. “We have no protection. The government promised a lot, but has delivered absolutely nothing.”

Indeed, we are being bombarded with low-level radiation from all sides:

  • In Japan, radioactive crops are being mixed into non-irradiated foods

What can we do?  Counterpunch notes:

You can tell the DOE to continue to keep its radioactive metal out of the commercial metal supply, commerce, and our personal items. You can demand a full environmental impact statement. Comment deadline is Feb. 9, 2013. Email to: [email protected] (with an underscore after “scrap_”). Snail mail to: Jane Summerson / DOE NNSA / PO Box 5400, Bldg. 401K. AFB East / Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185

James Turk: Central Banks Are Losing The War to Suppress Gold & Silver Prices

Submitted by Adam Taggart of PeakProsperity

James Turk: Central Banks Are Losing The War to Suppress Gold & Silver Prices

My guess is that 2013 and 2014 are going to be big up year for the precious metals, but we still have to contend with the central planners and the various government policies, which have been actively trying to keep the gold and silver prices from reaching fair value. The central planners are losing the war. They may win an occasional battle or two, but they’re losing the war, and eventually gold and silver are going to go higher.

So predicts James Turk, founder and Chairman of GoldMoney.com.

From James’ perspective, gold is not an investment. It’s a sterile asset, meaning it does not generate income. What it is, is money. Its function is to store wealth.

But money, like investments, can be overvalued or undervalued. And what we’re witnessing on the world stage is a gross mispricing of money as central banks engage in depreciation of their fiat currencies via inflation (i.e. money printing).

The process causes a transfer of wealth from those holding overvalued money to those who hold undervalued money. That’s what’s been going on for the past decade as the price of gold has steadily marched upwards versus fiat currencies.

But this process is not efficient. Mass awareness of this wealth transfer is low, so confidence in paper currencies is still high, supporting their perceived value. Market intervention by central banks and other parties conspires to keep the prices of precious metals artificially low and suspect.

This maintains an arbitrage for individuals to buy gold and silver at a discount to true value, which James believes will be slowly realized in full over the next several years as the bull market in precious metals approaches its third and final phase.

A factor in this rise will be the increasing fragmentation of coordination among the central banks. Increasingly, central banks outside the influence of the US’ Federal Reserve are treating the precious metals as true money, and becoming net buyers of bullion for their reserves.

Ultimately, Turk predicts the price of gold will move to somewhere between $8,000-10,000/oz, and that we'll see even higher price appreciation in silver.

The way markets normally work is, after you do have a big move, you get a correction. Even over the past 12 years, if you look at gold, you had big moves in 2005, 2006, and 2007 where you were in some years generating over 20% appreciation in gold. Then you had the correction in 2008. Even though that was a correction, gold was still up that year. Then, in 2009 and 2010 and the earlier part of 2011, you had again big moves. Then you had the correction where basically they moved sideways. My guess is that 2013 and 2014 are going to be big moves on the upside, because what’s important here is not so much the price of gold, but whether it’s a good value.

The proper way to manage a portfolio is, you move assets that are overvalued out of your portfolio and you concentrate on assets that are undervalued. That’s true regardless of whether you’re talking about investments or money. You want undervalued forms of money. You want undervalued investments. I use a couple of mathematical formulas which I’ve written a lot about, one being the Fear index and the other being the Gold money index; by both of those measures, gold is still very, very undervalued, as is silver, for that matter. Silver is even more undervalued than gold. My expectation is that these undervalued assets will continue to rise in price, because the market doesn’t like levels of overvaluation or undervaluation. The market is always constantly changing, moving money out of overvalued assets and moving into undervalued ones. And that’s what we’re basically seeing in the precious metals: people are moving out of overvalued fiat currencies and moving into undervalued gold and silver.

My guess is that 2013 and 2014 are going to be big up years, but we still have to contend with the central planners and the various government policies, which have been actively trying to keep the gold and silver prices from reaching fair value. The central planners are losing the war. They may win an occasional battle or two, but they’re losing the war, and eventually gold and silver are going to go higher – assuming that governments and central planners and central banks still continue to follow these same policies that they’ve been doing, which is defacing fiat currencies.

An interesting thing is that when we saw the price drop in gold and silver at the end of 2012, the demand for physical metal rose tremendously because people recognized that these assets are undervalued, and if they’re going to be sold down to such cheap prices, they may as well just pick them up and continue to accumulate them. So it certainly has a perverse affect when the central banks intervene. In fact, as we’ve noted, gold has risen 12 years in a row against the U.S. dollar – double-digit rates of appreciation. But I guess the best way is using an analogy. If you've got a pot of water boiling on the stove and it’s bubbling away, every once in a while you have to release or pull off the lid to let a little bit of steam out, and then you put the lid back on.

That’s sort of what the central planners are doing. Every year they release the lid, and gold on average has risen over the last 12 years by 16.8%. Then they put the lid back on. One of these days they're not going to be able to put the lid back on, and you're going to go into the third stage of a bull market where gold just keeps rising and rising and rising because confidence will be lost in the currency. I think that’s what we have to be focusing on.

I can’t say that trust between central banks is waning, but you have to recognize that there are two categories of central banks: There are central banks that are in the U.S. circle of control and dominance, and then there are central banks outside the circle of U.S. control and dominance. The ones that are outside of the U.S. control and dominance are accumulating physical gold. The ones within the U.S. control tend not to do that, although it’s interesting that Germany, Netherlands, and now Austria, too, are talking about bringing their gold back.

It’s quite clear that a lot of promises have been made, particularly by politicians and most governments around the world, and those promises cannot possibly be fulfilled. A lot of those promises are going to be broken. Particularly when it comes to the area of gold, a lot of central banks are relying on the promises of other central banks. Oh, yeah, we’ll be good for the gold if you ever ask for it. Those promises are likely to be broken as well, as the demand for physical metal continues to grow. Whether it’s going to accelerate in 2013, 2014, I don't know. But, my guess is the demand for physical metal is indeed going to accelerate over the next couple of years, because I’m looking for serious financial problems to be hitting. 

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Silver Bars Being Secured By HSBC — Buys $876 Million Worth From Poland

From GoldCore

Silver Bars Being Secured By HSBC – Buy $876 Million Worth From Poland

Today’s AM fix was USD 1,692.25, EUR 1,268.84, and GBP 1,066.19 per ounce.

Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,692.50, EUR 1,268.17, and GBP 1,068.36 per ounce.

Silver is trading at $32.33/oz, €24.32/oz and £20.46/oz. Platinum is trading at $1,700.50/oz, palladium at $725.00/oz and rhodium at $1,200/oz.

 
Cross Currency Table – (Bloomberg)

Gold climbed $6.40 or 0.4% in New York yesterday and closed at $1,690.50/oz. Silver slipped to $31.79 in London, but it then climbed to a high of $32.34 in New York and finished with a gain of 1%.

Gold hovered near a 1 month high on Wednesday supported by loose monetary policies of central banks. There are renewed hopes regarding U.S. debt ceiling talks and the U.S. House of Representatives plans to pass a bill on the almost 4 month extension of the borrowing limit.


Total Known ETF in Silver, Jan 2008-2013 – (Bloomberg)

Silver has now rallied for 7 days due to the flood of inflows into silver backed ETF’s and investment demand for coins and bars internationally. Analysts polled by Reuters expect silver to rise in 2013.

Holdings of iShares Silver Trust, the world's largest silver ETF, stood at 10,689 tonnes on Jan. 22, up 604.9 tonnes, or nearly 6 percent, from the end of 2012.

By comparison, SPDR Gold Trust, the world's top gold ETF, saw an outflow of nearly 15 tonnes so far this year. 

This has helped silver prices rally over 6% so far this year and 4.5% last week alone. The close above $32/oz yesterday was bullish technically and could lead to silver testing the next level of resistance which is at $34/oz.

The U.S. Mint has sold out of 2013 American Eagle silver coins and will resume sales the week of January 28 when the US Mint said inventory would be replenished.

Chinese silver turnover surged to 2,200 tonnes on Friday and analysts say Chinese investor’s interest in silver is continuing to rise as many are looking at silver as a cheaper alternative to gold. 

Hence, trading volumes for the precious metal on the SGE soared in 2012.

Silver bullion imports by China remain robust too. Silver imports were 228 metric tons in December, according to data released by the customs agency.

There are also rumours that Apple is experiencing delays in producing the new iMac due to difficulty in sourcing industrial silver in volume in China. More silver than is typically used is utilised in the new 21.5" Apple iMacs. 

  

HSBC Buying KGHM Silver Bars 

HSBC has quietly moved into acquiring large amounts of silver bullion.

The bank has secured another deal to buy silver bars from KGHM which brings their total purchases of silver from KGHM alone in the last 12 months to $876 million or PLN 3.65 billion.

KGHM is one of the largest producers of silver in the world and is the second-largest producer of refined silver in the world.

They produce silver bars registered under the brand KGHM HG that are attested to by “Good Delivery” certificates issued by the London Bullion Market Association and the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre.


Silver Daily, 2010-1013 – (Bloomberg)

Listed metals producer KGHM signed an estimated PLN 1.67 billion deal on 2013 sales of silver to HSBC, KGHM said in a market filing yesterday.

The deal puts the total value of deals between KGHM and HSBC in the last 12 months to PLN 3.65 billion or $876 million, the filing read.

The Management Board of KGHM announced that on 21 January 2013 a contract was entered into between KGHM and HSBC Bank USA N.A., London Branch for silver sales in 2013. 

The estimated value of the contract is PLN 1,672,260,469.66. As a result of entering into this contract, the total estimated value of contracts entered into between KGHM and HSBC Bank USA N.A., London Branch over the last 12 months exceeded 10% of the equity of the Company and amounts to PLN 3,654,120,061.59.

The highest-value contract signed during this period is the above-mentioned contract. The criteria used for describing the contract as significant is that the total estimated value of the contracts exceeds 10% of the equity of KGHM.

KGHM is one of the largest companies in Poland and one of the largest mining & metallurgy companies in the world. 

The main customers of Polish silver in recent years have been the United Kingdom, Germany and Belgium.  HSBC appears to be one of their main customers now.

Respected and erudite, James Steel, the chief commodity analyst at HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. continues to be bullish on silver and recently said how “silver tends to track gold, except it over performs in a bull market”  and how he was “moderately bullish on silver” in 2013.


XAG/GBP Daily, 2010-2013 – (Bloomberg)



XAG/EUR Daily, 2010-2013 – (Bloomberg)

HSBC did not comment on the deal and it only came to light as KGHM is a listed company and had to report the deal which was then picked up in Polish media. 

The massive deal could simply be HSBC securing supply for the NYSE listed ETFS Physical Silver as they are the custodian.

Or it could be that senior people in HSBC are concerned about securing supply as they expect robust investment demand to continue and possibly increase resulting in higher prices.


NEWS

Standard Bank Says Physical Gold Purchases Unusually High - Bloomberg

Gold up on Japan stimulus, US stocks at 5-year high - Reuters

Gold ends back above $1,690 on safe-haven appeal – Market Watch

Davos leaders uneasy over glut of easy money - Reuters

COMMENTARY

Video: German Repatriation Of Gold Is "World Historical" - Yahoo

The Entrance To The Second Phase Of The Gold Market Ascendancy – JS Mineset

Silver Dollar From 1794 Could Go for $6 to $7 Million - Bloomberg

Gold Super-Spike To Be Dwarfed By The Mania In Silver – King World News

Gold, Jack Lew and the Circle Game – Financial Post

A Visual History Of Gold – Zero Hedge

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In 1967, Dr. William Podlich, an amateur photographer and college professor, took a leave of absence from his job at Arizona State to work...

The Reckless US Worldview

THE CONFRONTATION BETWEEN the U.S. and North Korea has cooled off slightly with Kim Jong-un’s announcement that, at least for the time being, he will not attack...

No One Gave Peace a Chance, Including the Cops

“What has violence ever accomplished? What has it ever created? …No wrongs have ever been righted by riots and civil disorders … an uncontrolled or...

Defy Your Doctor and Be Healthy

This book condenses seven years of research concerning all of the things that doctors never say, and it teaches readers how to break free...

Something Stinks About Charlottesville

Evidence is turning up from, of all places, the Southern Poverty Law Center, as well as Breitbart and others, that this character, Jason Kessler, who organized the...

Government, the AMA, and Med Schools

In the introduction to a talk I gave at the Mises Institute this year, I noted how, in the early part of the twentieth century, a convergence of...

You Might Be a Cheapskate

By Daisy Luther The Organic Prepper August 19, 2017 Do you enjoy saving a buck more than most people?  Do you have a black belt in...

Risk On: War, Economy, Debt, Dollar

Totally irresponsible policies by Governments and Central Banks have created the most dangerous situation that the world has ever experienced. Risk doesn’t arise quickly...

Hate Is a One-Way Street

After the recent violence here in Virginia, Catholic bishops felt they had to do something. So naturally, in 24 hours, they managed to take...

CNN Calls Anyone Who Disagrees With Them

Jennifer Lawrence, who came out in 2015 and said that if Trump became President it would be the “end of the world” has finally come out...

The Best First Gun

With the state of the country as it is, I recently had a couple of friends approach me for my take on where to...

Russia Turns to Cryptocurrencies

The central depository for the Moscow Exchange, National Settlement Depository (NSD), announced that it is developing a platform to provide accounting services for digital...

Figuring Out the JFK Murder-Coup

The official story of the Kennedy assassination is that he was killed by a former U.S. Marine, lone-nut, communist assassin named Lee Harvey Oswald. The...

Don’t Like Public Monuments?

When I was a student at the University of Colorado, I regularly walked by the Dalton Trumbo memorial fountain which was named after the communist Stalin-sympathizing novelist and screenwriter. Once...

Are You TPP’d?

This article is all about how you can have a year’s supply of toilet paper, no matter what size house or apartment you live...

Freedom for Speech

APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA Last weekend, serious violence broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia,...

Demand Surges for Bomb Shelters

Daily Mail August 17, 2017 The owner of a firm that builds bomb shelters has said demand for his products has become ‘crazy’ in the wake...

Fact vs. Fiction

As everyone who cares now knows, the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that was held this past Saturday “turned violent.” It “turned violent”...

Rogoff, Orwell, and Kafka

Harvard professor and chess grandmaster Kenneth Rogoff has said some pretty out there stuff before, in his role as self-appointed crusader against cash, but...

I Believe I Can Fly

According to engineers at the University of Bristol in England, all you need in order to build your own levitation machine is a 3D...

Pardon the Bundy Family

The accumulation of all powers legislative, executive, and judiciary in the same hands, whether of one, a few or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed,...

Increase in Drug Prescriptions, Decrease in Life Expectancy

By Dr. Mercola If you’re a U.S. adult and don’t regularly take a prescription drug, you’re now in the minority, according to a survey of...

Genderless Babies

Justin’s note: Just when I thought I’d seen it all… I recently read this story about a baby born in Canada that wasn’t designated a sex. Its birth...

The Emperor is Naked

Amid the thick fog of (rhetorical) war between Washington and Pyongyang, it’s still possible to detect some fascinating writing on the (unbuilt) wall. A case...

Steve Bannon

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is a marked man, according to news reports and sources inside the West Wing who see the nationalist...

15,000 Nuclear Weapons in the World

Between North Korea’s constant nuclear test provocations and the recent “fire and fury” comments by President Trump, concerns about nuclear conflict are re-ignited around...

Exxon Telescreens

The really top-drawer dystopian novels end up like news accounts that got published a couple of decades before the events they describe. Orwell’s 1984 came to mid...

Roman Imperialism

The Roman Empire was fuelled by a massive influx of Spanish silver after defeat of the infamous Carthaginian leader Hannibal, new research has found. Hannibal’s...

Invade Venezuela?

There is something unsettling about how President Trump has surrounded himself with generals. From his defense secretary to his national security advisor to his...

Radiation Sickness

Many consider a nuclear attack an outlandish scenario to which only conspiracy theorists subscribe. Unfortunately, the threat of a nuclear incident, accidental or purposeful,...

Conceived, Funded, and Directed by the CIA?

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, western governments are moving fast to legitimize expanded powers of mass surveillance and controls...

Hiding Valuables in Your Home

There’s more to hiding your valuables than making them hard to find. Whether you’re hiding a money stash from burglars or secret documents from...

The Pain Principle

I hesitate, in this vale of tears, to bring before the public, however small it might be, my own personal travails, but at least...

If War Comes, Don’t Blame the Military-Industrial Complex

As the drumbeat intensifies for what might turn out to be anything but a «splendid little war» against North Korea, it is appropriate to...

Rotten Tomatoes for Algore

By Duncan Smith Watts Up With That? August 12, 2017 The Rotten Tomatoes (RT) reviews are in for Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power...

The Fire and Fury of Nuclear War

The latest terroristic bombast out of Donald Trump about unleashing “fire and fury like the world has never seen” on North Korea is very...

Yellowstone Supervolcano Deformed

As small earthquakes continue to rumble around the Yellowstone supervolcano in Wyoming, scientists have revealed new evidence of the changes going on beneath the...

What the Mainstream Doesn’t Get

The real demand for bitcoin will not be known until a global financial crisis guts confidence in central banks and politicized capital controls. I’ve been...

Like Everything Public

APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA By Dr. Mercola Many people drink water straight from their tap, assuming it to be...

Only Morons Believe the US Empire

Usually foreign analysts of the American political scene are either sycophantic or just annoying, but no one would dare say that about Aussie observer Caitlin...

Texas History

1. HOUSTON The state’s largest city takes its name from Sam Houston, who led the army that defeated Mexican troops during the Texas Revolution in...

The Final Currency Debasement: to Zero

Fake money has created a totally uneven playing field for most ordinary people. Money used to represent a medium of exchange that would facilitate bartering....

Figuring Out the Kennedy Assassination

The Washington Post and Politico recently published two articles entitled “President Trump, Give Us the Full Story on the JFK Assassination” and “How the CIA Came...

The Greatest Threat to World Peace?

Time to buy old US gold coins The post The Greatest Threat to World Peace? appeared first on LewRockwell. Read more

The World’s Greatest Daredevil

To his coworkers at the Combined Insurance Company of America in Chicago, he was just Bob. A few months shy of his 24th birthday...

Can Silicon Valley Survive?

Back in March, I asked in my Taki’s Magazine column “Diversity Versus Debate”: Does the increasing campus hysteria and antirationality portend bad news for Silicon Valley? If...

Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish

NeverTrumper Bill Kristol, a staunch Republican neoconservative who self-styled as a conservative for decades, particularly during the Bush II years, now calls for his...

NY Leninist Times

APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA As part of the New York Times’ recent celebration of the centennial of the...

More Lies From the JFK Killers

August 07, 2017 -* The assassination of President John F Kennedy in 1963 was a seminal event in modern American history. Yet 54 years...

Skyrocketing Male Infertility

By Dr. Mercola Human fertility is in a downward spiral, scientists warn and modern life — with its technological and chemical “progress” — is likely...

The Cult of Hitler

Astonishing archive of pictures is unearthed showing the Nazi leader's Third Reich rise to power, collected by secret fan of the Fuhrer Daily Mail August 9,...

When You’re an American Cop

“There is one criminal justice system for citizens—especially black and brown ones—and another for police in the United States.”—Redditt Hudson, former St. Louis police...

A College Education

APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA August is the month when parents bid farewell to not only their college-bound youngsters but also a sizable chunk...

Eclipse Warning

The world is predicted to end in a matter of weeks if one conspiracy theorist is to be believed. Christian numerologist David Meade has once again...

Jeff Sessions Is a Thief

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Fake Newsarama

APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA The American media specializes in fake news. Indeed, since...

Top 10 Tragic One-Hit Wonders

A musician whose single has charted on the Billboard Top 40 without ever repeating that success is deemed a one-hit wonder. More often than not, the sudden rise...

CIA Agent Bill Buckley

Recently LRC published an intriguing article, From Ike With Love: The Age of Deception (1952-2016), by Mark Sunwall. The author believes that in light of the...

Let Every Taboo Fall

I can never quite make up my mind whether politics is important or unimportant to me. I have only to read the latest headline...

Looking for a Pocket Pistol?

Pocket pistols — those little handguns with a barrel of 3.5 inches or less, a round capacity of 7+1 or less, that can fit...

Trigger Warning

The Cultural Marxist, libertine, communist wing of the libertarian movement is up in arms over the talk given by Jeff Deist last week at Mises University...

If Yellowstone Erupted, What Would Be Left?

YELLOWSTONE volcano has been struck by 1,400 earthquakes in recent weeks, leading to fears that the supervolcano is ready to blow and WIPE OUT...

Why Is the Gov’t Still Anti-Hemp?

First off, what is Hempcrete? As the name suggests, hempcrete is a building material that incorporates hemp into its mixture. Versatile and hardy, it...

Sanctions Are an Act of War

Time to buy old US gold coins The post Sanctions Are an Act of War appeared first on LewRockwell. Read more

US Lags Far Behind in Banning the Use of Mercury in Dentistry

United Nations -- The United States is lagging far behind its Western allies -- and perhaps most of the key developing countries -- in...

Little Men of DC and NYC Deam of New Wars

Why do those inadequate little men in Washington and New York dream of new wars? Because the empire is near a tipping point. Washington must...

The Solution to the German Migrant Crisis

When Germany Was Great! Ever since the start of the deliberately conceived “migrant crisis,” orchestrated by NWO elites, the news out of Germany has been,...

The Folly of Democratic Socialism

How apropos that on the weekend of the annual convention of Democratic Socialists of America taking place in Chicago the socialist government of Venezuela...

Bull Market History With Richard Russell

POITOU, FRANCE – Guess what U.S. stocks did yesterday… They went up, of course. Just like they always do. Some people have expressed wonder… and doubt…...

Ancient Trade Routes and Great Civilizations

APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA “The Silk Roads” is a wonderful invigorating work of history. It is directed to the general reader rather than...

The CIA Bamboozled the Public

There are the important questions which matter and should be asked of anyone who discusses “politics.” Unfortunately, most people are oblivious to seeking these...

Trump, Emulate Gorbachev

APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA Media reports claim President Donald Trump let loose on his generals behind closed doors,...

How I Became a Gun-Toting Survivalist Prepper

Everyone has heard of those crazy folks who are all ready to hunker down in a bunker with some buckets of freeze-dried food and...

House of Handouts: Freebies enjoyed by Britain’s MPs revealed

Since the last election, British MPs have enjoyed thousands of pounds’ worth of freebies, according...

Trump’s Peace Policy Has Been Hijacked

In crafting the platform in Cleveland on which Donald Trump would run, America Firsters inflicted a major defeat on the War Party. The platform committee...

The Progressive State of America

The progressive left is blathering about a living wage.  There are numerous fallacies at play here.  Suffice it to say that, by and large,...

Forbes Condems Self-Reliant Homesteaders

It’s always interesting reading when someone smug and sanctimonious writes a clueless diatribe about another group of people being smug and sanctimonious. So when...

The Left Is Flipping Out

APPIP ERROR:nodata Greetings to everyone at the Corax 2017 conference, and greetings also to the audience here at our annual Mises University. As you can...

The 10 Most Underreported Stories

Watch the various television and cable news shows, and one will be exposed to multiple reports of–the exact same story. Day after day, night...

Algore’s Hyper-Energy Use

On Friday, Al Gore’s sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth” – “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” – arrives in movie theaters across the country....

Printing Half a Quadrillion Dollars

Stock investors are rejoicing about stock markets making new highs in many countries, totally oblivious of the risks or the reasons. It seems that...

W. Virginia governor switches parties, Republicans now control majority of states

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice is now a Republican, he officially announced at a rally for...

The Last Gun You’d Leave Behind

By Chris Eger Guns.com August 3, 2017 The company, which “was founded in 2014 to design, develop, manufacture and market innovative American-made firearms” advertises the new LifeCard as...

Dishonest Economists vs. Reality

APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA For the most part, people share common goals. Most of us want poor people to enjoy higher standards of...

It Was Seth Rich – Not Russians

We’ve noted for many months that the DNC emails were leaked by an insider, not hacked by the Russians. Pulitzer-prize winning investigative reporter Seymour Hersh – who revealed...

Deciding the Guest List for an Important Party

Let’s say you’re planning your next party and agonizing over the guest list. To whom should you send invitations? What combination of friends and strangers is...

The Regime Quiz

In two recent articles, I argued that John McCain is deserving of none of the accolades that have been heaped upon him since he...

Endless Wars

Saturday, Kim Jong Un tested an ICBM of sufficient range to hit the U.S. mainland. He is now working on its accuracy, and a...

Why Christian Anti-Capitalists Are Always Wrong

Professors of liberal arts courses other than economics at obscure little Christian colleges — virtually all Christian colleges are obscure and little — are...

A Country Masquerading as a Gas Station?

Lost in all of this talk about the U.S. Congress adding sanctions onto Russia is Russia’s unique placement in the world’s Uranium industry.  So...

Dirt Doesn’t Hurt

By Dr. Mercola If you live in the typical American household, dirt of any kind is often avoided at all cost, so much so that...

The Plot To Topple Trump

The Establishment is setting up Donald Trump. The mainstream media hates him. Hollywood hates him. The “Intellectual Yet Idiot” academia class hates him. Most critically, the...

Never Give Up Your Nukes

THE MEDIA IS NOW filled with headlines about North Korea’s missile test on Friday, which demonstrated that its ICBMs may be able to reach the continental U.S....

Drugs keep blue-collar Americans from good jobs, employers say

While there is a rising number of job openings for good-paying blue-collar work across the US,...

The Appeal of Inherited Power

Mr. McDonnell, deputy leader of the British Labour Party, which for the time being is in opposition, recently objected to the presence of hereditary...

New Elvis Photos

He was labelled ‘Elvis the Pelvis’ for the onstage gyrations that drove his teenage fans to distraction. Others called him ‘swivel hips’. In the...

A Child’s Truth

“Man is tormented by no greater anxiety than to find someone quickly to whom he can hand over that great gift of freedom with...

The Biological Extinction of Europeans

Some European countries, namely Italy, Germany, France and the UK, are facing the so-called “substitution of nations,” where the national ethnical majority is disappearing...

Biker Bar in Mexico

You gotta understand about biker bars. Well, maybe you don’t, but you ought to want to at least. They are the last redoubt of...

Just How Evil Is John McCain?

As soon as John McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer, a bipartisan chorus of praise for the career politician emerged. Whether McCain is the good...

Bring It On

So the American bully wants to slap more sanctions on Russia over alleged misdeeds. This is blatant temper tantrums by a frustrated US trying...

For Palestinian Laborers, Settlement Work Is a Nuanced Form of Forced Labor

Palestinian schoolchildren walk towards the entrance of their village where an Israeli settlement looms large on the opposite hilltop November 12, 2008, in Kherbet...

The Fasting Diet

A fasting diet is a nutritional therapy involving either full or partial caloric restriction. It can be a challenge if you embark on one...

Eating Curry is Good for You

Dieneke Ferguson took eight grams of curcumin each night for five years and her cancer has remained stable. A WOMAN diagnosed with blood cancer has...

Feel Better, Look Better, Fight Better

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Forgotten History

Slavery in America, typically associated with blacks from Africa, was an enterprise that began with the shipping of more than 300,000 white Britons to...

The New Russian Sanctions Bill

APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA The Congress of the United States by almost unanimous votes in both House and Senate has made it clear...

A Transgender Policy I Can Get Behind

Well…maybe… Philadelphia used to require every public transit pass to say whether a rider was female or male. For Charlene Arcila, a transgender woman, it didn’t...

‘Spectator’ Sport

I switch personalities at Spectator parties, depending on who the guests are: For our readers’ tea party, I am a warm and gracious semi-host, swigging scotch...

Nissan’s Really Bad Idea Comes to Fruition

It might seem like a recipe for disaster, but electric car drivers could soon use the same pedal to accelerate and brake. Nissan claim the...

Bravo, Trump

Most of the Donald’s tweets amount to street brawling with his political enemies, but occasionally one of them slices through Imperial Washington’s sanctimonious cant....

The Silk Roads of Revolution

APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, by Peter Frankopan. When we last left Frankopan’s history of the Silk Roads...

States With Most Burglaries

By Jennifer Cruz Guns.com July 28, 2017 Burglaries, robberies, and theft are big business for criminals across the country and a recently published report shows which...

Central Banks Can’t Fix the Crisis

If there’s one myth -and there are many- that we should invalidate in the crossover world of politics and economics, it‘s that central banks...

Trump Is a Problem

One of the more amusing aspects of the 2016 election was how the pearl clutchers of Conservative Inc. would rush out of their hobbit...

Is Trump Through?

Given the bravery he showed in stepping out front as the first senator to endorse Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions deserves better from his boss...

Home Alone

APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA It’s as if on election night the shocked and exasperated rulers of the Imperial...

The Secrets of the Snubby

By Nate Parker Guns.com July 27, 2017 When it comes to revolvers, and especially snubnose revolvers, one of the instructors at the top of that game...

Rotten to the Common Core

APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA Literacy failures continue to compound with each generation as mis-educators focus on everything except...

Crooked Wasserman-Schultz in Trouble

A former IT staffer for Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was arrested at the Dulles International Airport trying to flee the country for Pakistan. Imran Awan...

Tech-Savvy Oldsters

Yesterday I had to go to the AT&T store to activate my phone. Why? Because since the AT&T merger with DirecTV their website has...

Single-Payer Food Insurence

AgainstCronyCapitalism.org July 26, 2017 I think this is great food (get it?) for thought. Lots of folks won’t like this post. “Isn’t it high time that the USA...

Armageddon

By Paul Craig Roberts PaulCraigRoberts.org July 26, 2017 Are you ready to die? You and I are going to die and not from old age, because...

Live Longer

By Dr. Mercola What would you find if you followed three quarters of a million people and took notes on their longevity in light of...

Economic Collapse?

APPIP ERROR:nodata  that occurs every four generations as a time of great turmoil. Their Generational Theory is a framework which explains where we are, how...

Western Values Are Superior

Here’s part of President Donald Trump’s speech in Poland: “The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive....

The Real John McCain

As soon as John McCain had been diagnosed with brain cancer, Democrats and Republicans in Washington and the press spared no opportunity to lavish...

Trump, Veto Congress

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One of the Planet’s ‘Vile Vortices’

The Devil’s Sea, otherwise known as the Dragon’s Triangle, is a region in the Pacific Ocean that has come to be associated with numerous...

Libertarian Neocons

The headline at Reason.com says enough: John McCain’s Flawed, Important Example in the Age of Trump: The cancer-stricken senator’s eternal pursuit of honor and integrity are a welcome...

In the Footsteps of Rome

Once the shared memories of these values are lost, the Empire ceases to exist; there is nothing left to reform or renew. Is renewal/recovery from...

Is It Folly To Hold Cash?

Have you moved a material percentage of your financial portfolio to cash? Have you become so concerned about the meteoric ramp upwards in asset...

Blockchain Is Freaking Governments Out

Dr. Pippa Malmgren, a US policy analyst and former member of the Working Group on Financial Markets, a government entity better known by its...

When We Can No Longer Tell the Truth

Lies, half-truths and cover-ups are all manifestations of fatal weakness. When we can no longer tell the truth because the truth will bring the whole...

The Good Doctor

By Theodore Dalrymple Taki's Magazine July 24, 2017 Not many people, I imagine, still read Dr. Johnson for pleasure or instruction, though he was once the...

A Diet That Mimics a Fast

By Dr. Mercola Your diet can have an enormous influence on how long you live and your likelihood of contracting disease. In this interview, Valter...

Practice, Practice, Practice

A rookie card player with a degree in accounting is this year’s World Series of Poker champion. New Jersey native Scott Blumstein won the series’...

Government Owns Your Children

The state is deciding who is fit to be parents, keeping parents from treating their sick kids, and arresting parents if their kids skip...

Vein Maps

A series of colourful maps has revealed a breathtaking look at the vein-like network of river systems around the world, plotting the countless waterways...

Libertarian Neocons

Reason has gone full-blown neocon.  Recently I commented on a call to war with Russia by Cathy Young, published at Reason.com.  Now it is another piece at Reason, written by Steve Chapman...

The Empire Is Hungry for Corpses

“Iran must be free. The dictatorship must be destroyed. Containment is appeasement and appeasement is surrender.” Thus does our Churchill, Newt Gingrich, dismiss, in dealing...

Kowtowing to the Military

The neo-cons in Canada are all a-twitter that their government is going to give Omar Khadr some $10 million in damages in payment for...

A Coup in the House of Saud

What has been an open secret across the Arab world is not a secret anymore even in the US: What happened last month in...

Dismantling McCain’s Distastrous Legacy

It is hard to estimate how much influence over U.S. domestic and foreign policy John McCain had. With his illness upgraded to a glioblastoma...

Autonomous Cars

Cadillac’s Vehicle-to-Vehicle communications technology shares vehicles’ locations, speeds, directions and traffic conditions up to nearly 1,000 feet away. For automated – note, not “autonomous” – cars to...

WW2 Military Surplus 1911s

The Civilian Marksmanship Program may be getting thousands of WWII era M1911 pistols to sell to the public. This is courtesy of a clause in the...

Rothbard Opens the Curtain

By Robert Kirk July 22, 2017 This is one fantastic look behind the economic curtains. Rothbard obviously spent a great effort diving into the facts (supported...

Lock Them Up!

We frequently hear people say they have nothing to hide—-so surrendering privacy and constitutional rights to the Surveillance State may not be such a...

Redeemer Nation

Matthew 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. –        Jesus Christ, Sermon on the...

Equality ≠ Equal Quality

I have written on LRC about the book The Physics of Life by my friend Professor Adrian Bejan.  LRC readers might be interested his...

The Best Foods for Your Heart

By Dr. Mercola Your diet is an important, if not crucial, factor for the maintenance of a healthy heart well into old age. Healthy dietary fats top...

The American Boobeosie Have Been Brainwashed

We’re seeing more and more congressional Democrats attempting to push the concept of Russian collusion onto the American electorate. I am just challenging it...

Eat Meat

APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA I am on a vegan diet to deal with my cancer. I eat no animal protein. I probably never will...

Dirt Is Good

New parents often inundate themselves with information to ensure that their child is being properly cared for. Our world is a ceaseless source of...

Cashless Economy Alarm

The push toward a cashless society is becoming more of a shove.  Before today I had never heard of “The Visa Cashless Challenge”, but after...

Behold, a Pale Horse

Glenn Greenwald finds the implications of the reunion of the Democratic Party with the neoconservatives to be “profound and long-term.” Essentially, it means more...

US Anti-Trade Sanctions Against Iran

Iran’s fulfillment of its obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) did not stop the US from carrying on and even expanding...

Crony Greenism Gone Wild

By Wolf Richter Watts Up With That? July 20, 2017 The California state Assembly passed a $3-billion subsidy program for electric vehicles, dwarfing the existing program....

Russia, Trump, and the Deep State

Let us go out on a limb and posit that World War III, with nuclear exchanges between the U.S. and Russia, would not be...

Run, Hide, Perish

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) advises persons at risk of harm from an active shooter to “Run, Hide, Fight” (in that...

Billions in Arms Against Syria

Over the last seven years, several billion dollars’ worth of armament has been illegally introduced into Syria – a fact which in itself is...

‘Don’t leave town’: Trump tells GOP senators to pass healthcare bill

President Donald Trump told Republican senators they should not to leave for their August recess until...

My Cane

Two years ago, after foot surgery, I started walking with a cane. The ankle has healed, but I’ve kept the cane. I like it. It...

Your People of the South Wind: Kansas

When we’re young, we think we are the only species worth knowing. But the more I come to know people, the better I like...

Car plows into gang fight on London street (VIDEO)

Published time: 19 Jul, 2017 15:52 A video captures the horrifying moment a young man...

Afghan girls win courage medal at robot competition

An all-girl team from Afghanistan was awarded a silver medal for “courageous achievement” at an international...

Teen Girl’s Proficiency With a Firearm

A 17-year-old girl came face-to-face with a wanted fugitive inside her Spokane County home early Monday morning, but the suspect was promptly scared away...

Auguries of Innocence & Navel-Gazing

Does our understanding of freedom depend on how we respond to two contra cosmological paradigms…namely the interaction between the ‘particular’ and the ‘universal’ …or...

The Deep State

“…since grasping the present from within is the most problematic task the mind can face.” Frederic Jameson Have you ever seen a photograph of yourself from...

The Intelligence Test That’s Sweeping Facebook

Only one in 1,000 people can come up with two different but correct answers to this seemingly simple maths challenge By Bianca London Daily Mail July...

Russiagate

According to an insider account, the Clinton team, put together the Russia Gate narrative within 24 hours of her defeat. The Clinton account explained that...

Dramatically Improve Arthritic Joints

By Dr. David Brownstein Dr. Brownstein’s Blog July 18, 2017 Mary is a 48-year-old patient suffering with a long history of rheumatoid arthritis.  I have seen...

Making Up for a Genetic Flaw

Over a decade ago I wrote an article at LewRockwell.com entitled Can Humans Live Longer?  The Missing Anti-Aging Hormone. I explained the biological predicament of...

Contemplating the Bloody 4th Turning

Several weeks ago I had to drive west on the Pennsylvania Turnpike to pick up my son after his sophomore year at Penn State....

Let’s Have More Death and Destruction

On Friday the House overwhelmingly approved a massive increase in military spending, passing a $696 billion National Defense Authorization bill for 2018. President Trump’s...

Raising the Risk of WW3

Thomas, the Democratic opposition to Trump continues its mass effort to create a Watergate out of nothing. Some of them think they are right...

The American Nation Is Being Destroyed

Imagine all the people living for today Imagine there’s no countries. It isn’t hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for, And no religion too. Imagine all the...

$1mn worth of marijuana smuggled into US in new Ford cars built in Mexico

Published time: 17 Jul, 2017 19:09 Chunks of marijuana in the shape of half-moons were found...

Hey, Masters of the Universe

It is not Macron’s business who is the Syrian president, but it is good that he thinks eliminating the terrorist threat is more important...

Central Bankers Are Always Wrong

The global dollar-based monetary system is in serious jeopardy, according to former Texas Congressman Ron Paul. And contrary to Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s assurances that...

Something for Future Historians To Write About

Justin’s note: We won’t have another financial crisis “in our lifetimes.” It’s a crazy idea. After all, it feels like the U.S. is long overdue for...

Persistent Lack of Energy?

When you are feeling sluggish and slow what do you do? Many people turn to caffeine in the form of teas, coffees, and energy drinks....

Financial Martial Law

A Note From Nick Giambruno: I consider “Financial Martial Law” a must-read. In this timely article, which I’m sharing below, my friend and colleague Chris Lowe...

The Mountain of God

A massive eruption of the ‘Mountain of God’ volcano in Tanzania is imminent – and it could wipe out key sites in human history,...

March of the Deplorables

APPIP ERROR:nodata, they have surged. That’s the subject of this book.” Buy Gold at Discounted Prices The type of populism Judis considers comes in two varieties....

Oust Trump, Start World War With Russia

Behind the sensational Western media coverage now linking the US president’s son to alleged Russian collusion in the American election, the real euphoria stems...

After You Shoot, Then What?

After You Shoot: Your ... Alan Korwin Best Price: $5.98 Buy New $6.89 Wow…what an eye opener. You would think that self-defense is a no-brainer and a slam...

Undermine American Democracy?

Scott Hamann’s anti-Trump rant, I believe, reveals not only his own beliefs and feelings but also those of many other people. I believe that...

Hot Wheels

By Jerry Reynolds Car Pro July 15, 2017 Auto thefts are on the rise for a second year according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau and many owners...

The Challenge of Islam

APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA GRIFFIN INTERNET SYNDICATE, OCTOBER 25, 2001 – Back in the 1930s, when white men were...

Death of the West?

APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA As a former soldier and war correspondent, I abhor demonstrations of flag-waving, militarism and...

Christian War Fever

Some time ago, Laurence Vance published a compilation of excerpts from the famed British Baptist pastor, Charles Spurgeon, on the subject of the proper...

PEACE ACTION: Congress Votes Again for Unconstitutional Wars and Pentagon Pork

WASHINGTON - In response to the passage of the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy...

Itchy, Scratchy, Dangerous

By Dr. Mercola Poison ivy, oak and sumac are closely related plants, and may be found growing in similar environments. In fact, all three grow...

Mercury-Autism Connection Confirmed

The international journal Science of the Total Environment has just published a compelling study from the Republic of Korea, where autism prevalence is high. The study identifies a strong relationship...

Global Warming Porn

So, you want to understand the fringe of the global warming religion. I think I have found it. First, 31,000 scientists have signed a petition...

Russia Baiters and Putin Haters

APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA “Is Russia an enemy of the United States?” NBC’s...

Brute Force

“Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us? The...

The Real First Responders

By Bionic Mosquito July 13, 2017 “I honestly thought I was going to lose my family that day,” Roberta Ursrey said. “It was like, ‘Oh God,...

The US Just Liberated Mosul

The mainstream media appears to be celebrating ISIS’ recent defeat in Mosul, albeit with some reservations. The media is largely using the word “liberation,” which indicates the...

How Many Russians Do You Hate?

“I ain’t got no quarrel with them Viet Cong.”  Muhammad Ali How many Russians do you hate? Chinese? North Koreans? Iranians? Syrians? Yemenis? If, aggregated,...

Sweden Wins Award For ‘Best Country To Be a Migrant’

We have written frequently on the topic of migrant crime in Sweden over the past several months.  From attacks on journalists and cops, to the development of...

Governments of the ‘Free’ World

“Welcome to America, where your assets are literally the government’s business, and freedom is anything but free.”—Claire Bernish, The Free Thought Project For some time,...

The Mass Death Business

This one runs a bit long… Introduction Russia’s Global Anti-Libertarian Crusade: How Vladimir Putin’s desire for domination and acceptance is scrambling American politics, by Cathy Young...

Horrific Cruelty

APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA There are political movements to push the federal minimum hourly wage to $15. Raising the minimum wage has popular...

Dangers of Federal Safety

Technology never makes mistakes – unlike the humans who design it. Who never fail to anticipate the unanticipated. Perfection issuing from imperfection, reversing the usual order of things. Sarcasm, in...

Official Lies From the US Government

APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA The false reality constructed for Americans parallels perfectly the...

What Can Water Fasting Do for You?

While fasting has been part of human culture for thousands of years, only recently have we begun to investigate the therapeutic benefits of the...

Taxation With Representation?

It has often been pointed out that corporate profits are double taxed when a corporation pays income tax on its profit and then shareholders...

The Lazy Earth Theory

A new study has simulated the formation of strike-slip faults in Earth’s crust, revealing new insight on how these earthquake-generating structures develop over time. The...

Real Climate Science Shows Trump Was Right

MIT president’s letter repeats standard climate alarm claims. Here are the facts. by Istvan Marko, J. Scott Armstrong, William M. Briggs, Kesten Green, Hermann Harde,...

No Help From the Cops

By Jennifer Cruz Guns.com July 11, 2017 A 53-year-old man was shot and killed after he forced his way into his ex-girlfriend’s home in Dayton last...

Is Your Health Being Ruined?

I often find myself looking up the nutrient profiles of the foods I eat. I try to do it on a regular basis, just...

Pray for Rain

In my salad days as vulgarity correspondent—that is to say, a reporter on the disgusting ways in which young British people so often chose...

Volvo Commits Seppuku

With gas cheaper than it has been in at least 50 years – strongly suggestive that there is plenty of it available and will...

If the Yellowstone Supervolcano Explodes

Amid a growing ‘swarm’ of over earthquakes (now over 1000), and Montana’s largest quake ever, scientists are growing increasingly concerned that the so-called ‘super-volcano’ at the heart of...

Anti-State Masterpiece

How do you narrow down the entire history of science fiction cinema into a list of only the 10 best movies? Help us, Mental...

Pipeline of Peace

A project to import Russian gas to South Korea via North Korea could be a valuable economic and political tool that fosters more economic...

Summer Bug-Out

By Jeremiah Johnson Ready Nutrition July 8, 2017 ReadyNutrition Readers, this article is to formulate some preps for you and your vehicle for a daily basis...

How Hollywood Promotes War

Tom Secker and Matthew Alford report on their astonishing findings from trawling through thousands of new US military and intelligence documents obtained under the...

Flush Inflammation and Disease

By Dr. Mercola If you or a loved one has been struggling with low energy, excess weight or a chronic or degenerative disease like type 2...

CNN, Trump, Rothbard, and More

Lew Rockwell joins me to discuss the CNN flap, Trump, foreign policy, and Murray Rothbard. Listen to the podcast Buy Gold at Discounted Prices The post CNN,...

About Jupiter

Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. It’s so large that all of the other planets in the solar system could fit...

The Silk Roads

I, Prester John, am the lord of lords, and I surpass all the kings of the entire world in wealth, virtue and power…Milk and...

A President’s War on the Media

APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA After CNN was forced to retract yet another fake news story about “Russian collusion”...

Things Get Hot for Michael Mann

Michael Mann has stepped into a methane-emitting cowpile. Mann is the Penn State climatologist famous for inventing the “hockey stick” graph promoting the notion that planetary temperatures...

CNN’s Ratings Collapse

By Tyler Durden Zero Hedge July 8, 2017 A series of fake news articles (see here, here and here), blackmail of anonymous Reddit users who had the audacity to poke fun at...

End the Korean War

“I have some pretty severe things we’re thinking about,” Trump said of North Korea at a news conference in Warsaw. “Doesn’t mean we’re going...

Benghazi, DNC Lawsuit, & Mysterious Deaths

If you didn’t already know, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) was sued by Bernie Sanders supporters last year for fraud, negligent misrepresentation, deceptive conduct, unjust...

Yellowstone Supervolcano Worries Rise

Following a swarm of over 1100 earthquakes recorded in the Yellowstone caldera over the past month, prompting scientists to voice concerns about a dormant Yellowstone “Supervolcano” slowly waking...

Alternative Medicine vs. Crony Capitalism

There are lots of debates between what is called establishment medicine and alternative medicine. They have very different strategies in conducting research. Their standards...

CIA Expert Doug Valentine’s Hotel Tacloban

“The gates of hell are open night and day; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way: But to return, and view the cheerful skies, In this...

Understanding the Chinese-Russian Alliance

As my colleague Adam Garrie has rightly written, the meetings yesterday and today in Moscow between Presidents Xi Jinping of China and Vladimir Putin...

Don’t Be a Neocon Puppet

President Donald Trump flew off for his first meeting with Vladimir Putin — with instructions from our foreign policy elite that he get into...

A Liberal’s Cry of Despair

For three decades, E. D. Hirsch, Jr. has been one of the foremost defenders of the American public schools. He has also been a...

The Good About New Cars

Just like our marriages, nothing’s perfect about cars – whether they are new cars or old cars. Here are a few things about new...

CNN Threatens To Put Kid’s Life in Danger

CNN has admitted that it has discovered the identity of a man who originally made the “Trump body-slams CNN” meme. CNN personnel have contacted the man...

Donald Trump vs the 4th Estate

By awarding itself the title of the « 4th Estate », the US Press has claimed equality with the three Democratic Estates, although it...

Obama’s Dual Citizenship

Jus sanguinis (Latin: right of blood) is a principle of nationality law by which citizenship is not determined by place of birth but by having...

Nothing To Hide

Editor’s note: The following comes from a longtime journalist who specializes in writing for major media outlets and private companies about robots, Big Data, and...

Calling All Jews

In 2012 I published this book: Block, Walter E. 2012. Yes to Ron Paul and Liberty. New York: Ishi Press; It was, in effect my love...

The Endless War Against People

War is like a big machine that no one really knows how to run and when it gets out of control it ends up destroying the...

Will the Feds Ruin Self-Driving Cars?

Over the past several decades, cars have become increasingly high tech allowing for computers to take larger roles in the routine functions of the...

Islands of Left-Wing Viciousness

APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA Is there no limit to the level of disgusting behavior on college campuses that parents, taxpayers, donors and legislators...

Independence From State and Media

Independence is about a whole lot more than firing up the barbecue, drinking some beer with friends, and shooting off fireworks. It’s about more...

Want To Know the Future?

“The Internet is watching us now. If they want to. They can see what sites you visit. In the future, television will be watching...

An Essential Man’s Library

Nothing speaks to the heart of man like a good tale of adventure. Whether in the form of a bedtime story read to young...

Speeding Is a Capital Offense

Did you know that the penalty for speeding is death? It is something to think about as we head into the Farce of July and...

Nuclear War Is Inevitable

As the Syrian and Russian governments accuse the United States of trying to invent reasons to launch an attack in the Middle East, an international group...

Are Americans Getting Too Much Vitamin D?

By Dr. Mercola Over the past couple of decades, tens of thousands of studies have evaluated the benefits of vitamin D, linking low blood levels...

America’s Pension Bomb

We’ve written quite a bit over the past couple of months about the pending financial crisis in Illinois which will inevitability result in the...

Fries With That?

By Dr. Mercola The potato has had a long history. The Incan tribe from the highlands of Peru worshipped the potato and people from Ireland...

Patriotic Services

For the past two weeks, the sign in front of a church near my house has advertised a “patriotic service” for Sunday, July 2....

Saudi Arabia Has Handed the Emir of Qatar

In the event you have noticed the hullabaloo about Qatar and wonder what it is about, it is about Al Jazeera, a news organization,...

Democracy Dies in Darkness

So says the banner of the Washington Post.  Democracy also dies when the people are fed lies and nonsense; then again, democracy dies when...

Be Armed, Be Your Own Doctor, and Learn Revisionist History

Doctor Yourself: Natural Healing That Works – Andrew W Saul PH.D.  Remember the Liberty!: Almost Sunk by Treason on the High Seas – Phillip F. Nelson Straight Talk...

What To Do About Korea

“The North Korean regime is causing tremendous problems and is something that has to be dealt with, and probably dealt with rapidly.” So President Trump...

Lying NyTi Comes Clean

The New York Times has finally admitted that one of the favorite Russia-gate canards – that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies concurred on the...

Masters of the Universe?

It broke cover late in 2008. Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke eventually branded it “The Great Recession.” As the myth goes, Fed Chair Bernanke, Sec....

Lady Gunfighter Vanquishes 2 Home Invaders

By Bob Irwin AmmoLand.com July 1, 2017 The Daily Iberian & KABC TV-3 reported 06-07-2017 in Jeanerette, Louisiana, Police Chief Jeffery Matthews said a suspect broke...

The Arrogance of ‘So’

We have all seen it. It is now all the rage to begin any commentary with the word “so.” Whether it be by a...

Thanks, Cops

The police do not care about keeping you safe. If they did, they wouldn’t put innocent people in danger every day by driving unmarked...

France’s Macron

Bravo Monsieur le president Macron!  You have gotten off to a most impressive start.  France’s five-year national depression – known as ‘morosité – has...

It’s Not Just Illinois and Puerto Rico

With Illinois facing a Friday night deadline by which it has to come up with its first fiscal budget in three years or face...

Did Obamacare Save Lives?

One of the popular objections to the GOP proposals to reform health insurance markets is that the Affordable Care Act (aka “ObamaCare”) saved thousands...

Dangerous Island Suddenly Forms in Atlantic

Experts have warned visitors to stay away as the rip tide is 'incredibly strong' and the waters are infested with 5ft long sharks By Scarlet...

Commies, Nazis, Dems, and GOP

GRIFFIN INTERNET SYNDICATE, JANUARY 27, 2004 – In 1960, when I was 14, I was nuts about JFK. The first one, John F. Kennedy,...

Car Ownership To Be a Thing of the Past?

Car ownership will soon be a thing of the past, some say. Some wish. Instead of buying a car every so often and driving that car...

Another Reason To Enjoy Red Wine

Bel Marra Health June 30, 2017 Minor slip ups in memory as we age are normal, but they can still be troublesome. You forget a birthday,...

The Skinny on Fake News

Here is the proof. The skinny on fake news. By Saint John Hunt Basically, I’m typing this for myself. I can’t imagine anyone with half a...

So long, Yellen

By Joseph T. Salerno Mises.org June 30, 2017 Uh-oh. Chairman Yellen assured us today that she does not believe that there will be another financial crisis “in our...

Not Your Typical Mexican Politician

When recalling notorious Mexican politicians, a string of populists, socialists, and fame-seeking warlords come to mind; each one elevated to worshipful status because of...

Texas Boys State Votes To Secede

By Gary North GaryNorth.com June 30, 2017 Boys State is an annual one-week summer assembly of high school seniors held in every state in the union...

Haven in Kazakhstan

For the aspiring Edward Snowdens among you, Kazakhstan does not have an extradition treaty with the US. It’s one of the few places on Earth...

For Telling an Obvious Truth

Yes, they can be serious. During his tennis career, McEnroe became known for outbursts on the court when he thought umpires had missed a call....

Immigration and the Supreme Court

APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA Earlier this week, after nearly uniform rejections by judges...

Trumpcare Is Not the Health Plan We Need (but Neither Is the ACA)

This week, the Senate’s plan to gut the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid was reviewed by the Congressional Budget Office. The verdict is...

Cheap, Effective, and a Joy To Use

Thanks in large part to the internet and social media, essential oils are becoming a household name. What many people don’t know, however, is...

Who Interfered in the US Presidential Election?

Unlike Oliver Stone, who knew how to interview Vladimir Putin, Megyn Kelly did not. Thus, she made a fool of herself, which is par...

Mission Impossible

We had a listener last week who wanted to spend $5000 for his 16-year old child.  The parent was rightfully concerned about safety, reliability,...