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Election 2012: How the winner will destroy America

obamney obama romney

After all the hollow and uninspired elections that this country has suffered through over the past several decades, one might think that at some point long ago the American public would have finally struck a plateau of disenfranchisement; that we could sink no further into despondency, that there is a …

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Do western central banks have any gold left?

Bank of England gold vault

Somewhere deep in the bowels of the world’s Western central banks lie vaults holding gargantuan piles of physical gold bars… or at least that’s what they all claim. The gold bars are part of their respective foreign currency reserves, which include all the usual fiat currencies like the dollar, the …

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China can now monetize US debt directly

The Treasury, apparently dissatisfied with the speed of indirect bank and/or Fed-inspired monetization of its exponentially rising debt-load at ever-cheaper costs of funds, decided in June 2011 to allow the Chinese, with their equally large bucket of USDs to bid directly for US Treasuries. As Reuters reports, China can now bypass Wall …

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Russian lawmaker seeks to ban US dollar, predicts 2017 collapse

Mikhail Degtyarev

To protect Russians against the “collapsing US debt pyramid”, a Russian legislator has filed a draft bill to ban circulation of the currency in Russia. Once a Moscow mayoral hopeful, Mikhail Degtyarev, 32, likens the US dollar to a worldwide ponzi scheme which he says is scheduled to end in …

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China to dump the US dollar in oil trade

China crude oil yuan

China is planning to launch its own oil benchmark in October, similar to Brent and WTI, striving for a more important role in establishing crude prices. Unlike the Western benchmarks, the Chinese contracts will be nominated in the yuan, not the US dollar. Shanghai International Energy Exchange sent a draft …

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Federal Reserve: 100 years of US dollar manipulation

US federal reserve building

Monday 23 December marks the 100th Anniversary of the creation of the Federal Reserve System – the Central Bank of the United States of America. The mainstream media are keeping remarkably quiet about this key milestone. No doubt, they know only too well that growing millions of workers inside and …

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China moves one step closer to replacing the dollar

Obama wine China

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group The rise of China on the global economic stage got another boost this week. While discussing the potential that the Chinese renminbi (also known as the yuan) will be added to the IMF’s Special Drawing Right (SDR) basket of currencies, Christine Lagarde, the chief of the …

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Negative interest rates are coming to America

Obama Bernanke Yellen

American savers have had it hard enough, earning next to nothing on bank deposits and money market funds. But could it get worse, with banks here charging depositors interest to hold their money and high-quality bonds yielding nothing at all? It might seem a curious question, given broad expectations for …

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China calls for world to ‘de-Americanise’

America

China’s official news agency has called for the creation of a “de-Americanised world”, saying the destinies of people should not be left in the hands of a hypocritical nation with a dysfunctional government. Heaping criticism and caustic ridicule on Washington, the Xinhua news agency called the US a civilian slayer, …

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IMF approves Chinese yuan to rival US dollar on the global stage

International Chinese yuan IMF SDR

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group As we predicted it would happen, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) made a historic decision this week in international finance by adding the Chinese yuan into its basket of currencies that make up the global exchange unit known as the SDR. Created back in 1969, the SDR (Special …

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Russia is dumping US dollars and hoarding gold

Russia gold hoarding US dollar

Vladimir Putin’s quest to break Russia’s reliance on the U.S. dollar has set off a literal gold rush. Within the span of a decade, the country quadrupled its bullion reserves, and 2018 marked the most ambitious year yet. And the pace is keeping up so far this year. Data from …

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Crash the New World Order! Buy Silver!

Crash JP Morgan Buy Silver

There are myriad reasons to buy physical silver. Sure, we’ve all heard how great of an investment it is, but, truth be told, there is also a moral and political argument to be made for the metal. Historically, in this country, silver was considered money by the banking establishment and …

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Switzerland chooses gold over paper wealth backed by US dollar

Switzerland gold paper wealth backed US dollar

Another country is betting on physical gold. Switzerland’s pension fund has boosted its investments in bullion, switching from the paper-backed securities in US dollars. “The Swiss government Pension System decided to change from paper gold in the amount of 700 million CHF into physical gold and store it in Switzerland. …

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Gold backed ruble and yuan to trigger global de-dollarization

Gold in hand

A gold-backed ruble and gold-backed yuan could start a ‘snowball exit’ from dollar F. William Engdahl notes, adding that it will diminish America’s ability to use the reserve dollar role to finance Washington’s perpetual overseas wars. The irony of the situation is that the central banks of China, Russia, Brazil and other …

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Maduro planning to swap Venezuela’s gold for dollars

Nicolas Maduro Venezuela gold dollars

It was almost exactly two years ago when a cash-strapped Venezuela quietly conducted its first, little-noticed gold-for-cash swap with Citigroup, as part of which Nicolas Maduro converted part of his nation’s gold reserves into at least $1 billion in cash courtesy of the US bank. As Reuters reported then, the …

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Syria insurgents receive salaries in US dollars

Syria insurgents paid in USD

Foreign-backed insurgents in Syria have admitted that they receive salaries from their regional and trans-regional supporters in US dollars for fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad. The insurgents make thumbprints in ink next to their names and receive USD 150 a month for fighting against Syrian military forces. …

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Australia’s biggest bank facing trillion dollar fines for money laundering

Commonwealth Bank CBA Ian Narev money laundering fines

Even the Commonwealth Bank’s staunchest critics wouldn’t have predicted this one. This is the bank potentially blowing itself up. CBA is facing fines of about a trillion dollars for nearly 54,000 breaches of Australia’s money-laundering laws dating back to 2012. A trillion dollars, which is a thousand billion. About seven times Commonwealth …

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Pictures from Zimbabwe

Just because “Spanish banks are fine” 12 days before they got a full-blown bailout, and global hyperinflation can never happen in this world, where every central planner is now preparing to hold the CTRL and P buttons until the bitter end, here are some pictures from Zimbabwe.   And some charts: …

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