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    The War On Cash: Australia Considering Chipping Senior’s Money To Stop Them From Saving

    July 10th, 2017

    By Jeff Berwick.

     

    Ten years ago I wrote on my personal travel blog, “Australia sucks“. In it I detailed, “Australia seems to have more rules than any other country on the planet I have visited. There are signs outlining rules everywhere. I was even on a street that had a street-sign denoting that particular street as being an alcohol-free street. No alcohol is allowed to be consumed or even carried on that street?? I presume that even includes inside the houses on that street by the way it was written!”

    I haven’t been back to Australia for years for this exact reason. It is one of the most oppressive countries in the world.

    So, it actually comes as no surprise to hear that the Australian government is considering putting tiny identification chips in its $100 bills to track them and to stop people from avoiding extortion and “pensioners hoarding the money”.

    This is according to a government agency that is actually, really called the “Black Economy Taskforce“.

    The “black economy” or “black market” is a euphemism for the free market. They have to make it sound as bad as possible to get people to believe that by them stomping out the free market, they are helping out Australians. It’s the same reason they always like to make the word anarchy sound as bad possible. People need to fear freedom or they won’t want to be enslaved anymore.

    The Black Economy Taskforce says that older Australians were hiding the notes to avoid the “government benefits assets test.”

    This is why the government being involved in ANYTHING becomes incredibly evil incredibly quickly.

    Since the Australian government is extorting their tax slaves for their entire lives and then paying back some of it to them later as a pension AND won’t actually pay it back if you have managed to prosper fairly well despite being extorted your whole life… then, well, the government needs to track every single thing you do to make sure you don’t “cheat” the system that has been cheating you your entire life.

    Here were some commenters on Nine News Facebook post (thanks to bitsonline.com for the image):

    Of course, there are always the heavily indoctrinated slaves who actually defend the very system that enslaves them, like the last commenter who makes a new, ridiculous definition of the term “hoarding” by saying it is “hoarding when they’re purposely hiding it from the assets test”.

    Luckily, a few people in Australia are still awake enough to see what a joke this is as the rest of the commenters mocked it. The top commenter nailed it on the head by pointing out there is another word for “hoarding”. It’s called saving.

    But, Keynesian central banks and tyrannical governments don’t want anyone to do something silly like saving money.

    Of course, the real reason for wanting to track all cash transactions is so that the criminal government can take a cut off of everyone’s hard earned work.

    The criminal Black Economy Taskforce, whose employees should all be shot, says it right on their website:

    “Activities that take place in the black economy reduce the amount of tax revenue governments are able to collect. The black economy undermines the integrity of our tax system, penalizes taxpayers who do the right thing and, if unchecked, can foster a damaging culture of non-compliance in the community.”

    The free market undermines the integrity of their tax system, does it? A “tax system” has no integrity. Taxation is theft. Why haven’t these people been shot yet?

    This latest idea of “chipping” the fiat plastic money comes just after the Australian government announced in December it would “review” the $100 bill’s existence and are considering demonetizing it like they did in India.

    So, it’s clear, the Australian government is working night and day to try to make sure every transaction made on the continent is tracked and extorted. Funny, they say Australia was started as a prison where English criminals were sent.

    Today it is a prison where you don’t even have to go anywhere and everyone is enslaved.

    Given this is going on everywhere in the world currently, it’s really no wonder that bitcoin is skyrocketing. And other altcoins that are even much, much harder (impossible) to track.

    Cryptocurrencies are really the last option for those who don’t want to be completely enslaved and extorted.

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    The Unaccountable Military Industrial Complex Is Destroying America and the Rest Of The World Too

    March 29th, 2017

    By Jeff Berwick.

     

    On Jan. 17, 1961, US President Eisenhower gave the nation a dire warning about what he described as a threat to democratic government. He called it the military-industrial complex.He warned, “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the
    disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist.”

    Its been over 50 years since that warning and, apparently, no one listened. And in the last 50 years it has gotten more gargantuan and out of control.

    By the turn of the millennium, The Department of Offense (they call it the Department of Defense even though that is the opposite of what it does) announced it was missing $2.3 trillion.

    Not $2.3 million… that would have been bad enough. Not $2.3 billion, that would have been an unbelievable amount. But, one thousand times more, $2.3 trillion!

    The amount was so unbelievably large that no one even knew quite how to respond to the news.

    It didn’t matter though because a day later the accounting department of the Pentagon blew up, on September 11th, 2001, and no one mentioned it ever again.

    Not only has the Pentagram never been audited, but now Donald “Big Government” Trump is adding another $52 billion to the more than half-a-trillion the Pentagon already receives.

    On Thursday, Donald Trump offered up a preliminary budget that asks for $52 billion more, even though just last December, a Washington Post investigation discovered the Pentagon had a secret report which showed $125 billion in wasted funds.

    By law, the Pentagon is supposed to have a regular audit, however, it never seems to actually take place. As a result, around $10 trillion in taxpayer money has not been tallied since 1996.

    $10 trillion!

    $10 trillion is completely unaccounted for!

    To put that number into perspective, that is nearly $32,000 for every man, woman and child… and the 50 different types of transgenders… in the US today!

    In other words, over $120,000 for every family of four has been stolen, gone missing or been completely wasted.

    If it weren’t for this waste, nearly every family in the US could have been given a free home!

    This year, despite the fact that both the Democratic and Republican platforms demanded an audit, it still hasn’t happened. Believe it or not, Congress has actually more than doubled the Pentagon’s budget without even hinting about an audit. In fact, the Pentagon has removed itself from the possibility of having one conducted for over 20 years by informing the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that an audit is just too expensive.

    Nonetheless, the GAO has regularly documented financial mismanagement.

    While Chuck Hagel was the US secretary of defense he was quoted as saying that the Pentagon’s non-compliance was “unacceptable.” A similarly confused California Democratic Party representative Barbara Lee also said, “I really can’t figure it out.” She continued by highlighting that when legislators do go after waste, they “go after domestic agencies and community organizations, but they never go after the Pentagon.”

    The bottom line is not just that the Pentagon hasn’t been audited, but that it keeps itself from further complications simply by stating that is beyond the difficulties of an audit.

    If it is pushed too far, another war will start – a hot one that will remove most questions from its direction.

    In other words, the US military has not only stolen the equivalent of a house from every family of four in the US, but also holds the entire populace hostage. Ask too many questions, and they will actually send sons and daughters off to die in terrorist attacks they commit worldwide AND make you pay even more for it.

    The US military pays leagues like the NFL tens of millions of dollars to do “salute the troops” advertising and spends millions more on other advertising trying to make Americans believe that the US Department of Offense is helping them.

    They’re not. They are robbing the entire country blind, killing millions of people in terror attacks and killing many Americans’ sons and daughters in the process.

    It is an evil organization and they don’t even try to hide it. Their head office is a Pentagram! Am I the only one who notices these things?

    Unfortunately, many are too dumbed down with fluoride, vaccines and government indoctrination camps for 12 years where they are forced to do their “pledge of allegiance” to the very system that enslaves them, to notice.

    The US military is well on its way to bankrupting the US and collapsing the US dollar.

    If Americans want to “Make America Great Again” the first thing they should do is follow the constitution and get rid of their standing army. America would be, by far, the wealthiest place in the world today, not the most indebted government in history, if not for the Department of Offense.

    Millions of innocents wouldn’t die in their wars, dozens of military members wouldn’t commit suicide every day and Earth would be unbelievably more peaceful and prosperous.

    Or, keep “supporting the troops” and continue to let them steal everything you own and make the world a living hell and thank them and let them get on the plane before you for the privilege.

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    The US Government Hits Its Debt Target (Ceiling) Again As Trump Has No Plan To Reduce Size of Government

    March 21st, 2017

     

     

    By Jeff Berwick.

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    Many people fell for Donald Trump’s pre-election promises, but we warned there would be no major changes made and that Trump was an elite insider.

    How right we were.

    Here was a list of his biggest promises and how he has already backtracked on all of them:


    Putting Hillary Clinton in jail.

      This was a big one for a lot of people as Killary is a massive criminal. But, within seconds of being elected, Trump reminded people of their decades long friendship and said that he would not be going after Hillary because the Clintons “are good people”.


    Rescinding Obamacare

      So much for that, Trump made a few minor tweaks and it essentially remains the same.


    Building a wall across a continent and making Mexico pay for it.

      Forgetting for the moment that this wall would be a testament to stupidity and it, and Trump’s other protectionist measures, would destroy the US economy and US dollar… and that the wall is probably to keep Americans in at some point and that immigration from Mexico to the US is at a 40 year low. Forgetting all that, Trump actually plans to tax Americans twice for it. Once in the form of billions of dollars in expenditures to build the wall over decades and another in the form of charging Americans 20% more to buy Mexican products (which is mostly in the form of food and petroleum).

    And, many people assumed that when Trump said he was going to drain the swamp, reduce the size of certain government departments and reduce regulation, that he was going to reduce the size of government as a whole.

    Nope, not at all. Trump has just come out with his budget and it puts the US government into just as much debt as Obama did.

    This is from Trump’s budget:

    “The core of my first Budget Blueprint is the rebuilding of our Nation’s military without adding to our Federal deficit. There is a $54 billion increase in defense spending in 2018 that is offset by targeted reductions elsewhere. This defense funding is vital to rebuilding and preparing our Armed Forces for the future.”

    Notice he says it won’t increase the size of the “deficit”. This is not the same as the debt. What it means is that he will still put the federal government into hundreds of billions of dollars per year more debt… but he won’t increase the amount he is putting it in debt over what Obama did.

    He is closing some museums and firing some totally useless people at departments like the EPA (which should be closed entirely along with every other department of the federal government) but is increasing expenditures on the US Empire’s terrorist network, the Pentagram, also known as the Department of Offense, by tens of billions of dollars.

    This is a military, by the way, that spends more than every other country’s military in the world combined! That’s the same Pentagram by the way, that said it lost over $6 trillion recently and doesn’t know where it is.

    And so, now, under Donald “big government” Trump, the US government has yet again hit their debt target.

    They call it a ceiling, but if you hit something nearly every year since the “debt ceiling” was created in 1917 you might as well call it a target. Because it certainly isn’t a ceiling!

    The current US federal government debt is $19,865,505,000,000. That is $8,550,505,000,000 more than it was when Barack O’Bomber took his seat in the Oval Orifice in 2008.

     

     

    And, given Trump’s new budget, this will not be the last “debt ceiling”. He has no plans to reduce the amount of debt that the US government puts its tax slaves, and even unborn tax slaves, into every year.

    In other words, there really is no difference here from Bush, to Obama to Trump. All continued on with criminal wars and occupations and all continued to plunge the US into unfathomable debt.

    And all of them like to create a big show about the raising of the debt ceiling, like they would ever not raise it. It’s just a big show to see how many indoctrinated, brainwashed citizens will beg for their own enslavement when the government threatens to close a few national parks.

    It is all a show. All scripted. And people keep falling for it.

    But nothing important is going to change. Trump is just the new boss, same as the old boss. The wars, debt and tyranny will continue on.

     

     

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    Mass Migration and Bank Weakness Threaten The Italian Economy

    December 6th, 2016

     

    By Jeff Berwick.

     

    In the wake of the Italian referendum results and Matteo Renzi’s subsequent resignation, the level of uncertainty in Italy continues to grow both inside the country and among foreign investors.

    As many expected, Banco Monte dei Paschi’s shares fell sharply on the news of Renzi’s defeat. And markets reacted in risk off fashion much like they did post-Brexit, with European stocks, US futures and the Euro all rising in response to the news. And it’s likely to stay that way until some sense of calm returns to the market.

    The destabilization of the Italian economy is occurring on several fronts however. Part of this premeditated effort is being helped along by the likes of a few NGOs who have been making a concerted effort to smuggle immigrants into Europe.

    Based on research and some investigating done using MarineTraffic.com, analysts at Gefira have been able to deduce that under the pretense of “rescuing people” the Italian coast guard has been assisting the mafia, NGOs and smugglers to ship thousands of illegal immigrants into Italy and across Europe.

    The 15 ships of interest are either leased or owned by the NGOs and after being observed for some time, analysts have seen them continually leaving Italian ports to make their way 260 miles south to the Libyan coast. The ships are being directed to the supposed “rescue spot” which is only 60 miles away from the nearby port of Zarzis in Tunisia, however, rather than utilizing that port, the ships make the same 260 mile journey back across the Mediterranean to Italy to drop off their human cargo.

    The real intentions of the organizations involved are not totally clear, but they are likely being used as tools of the elites in the same manner George Soros for example helped to bus in protestors to incite chaos and riots across America to divide the populus. The influx of African migrants into Italy and Europe is probably just another classic case of divide and conquer.

    These actions may be politically driven, however, whether or not the NGOs think they are acting benevolently on behalf of these immigrants or not, the fact remains that what they are doing is illegal and these North Africans are not eligible to be granted asylum – yet will probably end up on both the streets of Rome and Paris, both of which are accumulating garbage because of the number of people, all men, sleeping and living on the roads.

     

     

    Getting back to the banking consequences of Renzi’s resignation, Monte de Paschi’s shares initially fell 10% before ending the day down around 4%. The cost of borrowing increased for the Italian government and public fear has dramatically increased based on concerns that Monte de Paschi may not be bailed out this time.

    According to an article put out by the Guardian, it appears as if the likelihood of a capital injection from private investors is diminishing for Monte de Paschi. It is likely that even if the state steps in to try to bail-out the failing bank it will be after significant damage has already been done. The way things are structured in Italy only allows the state to intervene after savers and bondholders have taken the brunt of the losses.

    And so the prospect of collapse grows. The Italian people are nervous – as they should be – considering the magnitude of the potential crisis that could be set off by the failure of a bank such as Monte de Paschi, Italy’s third largest bank. It’s also worth mentioning that of the 51 banking institutions subject to the annual stress test assessment which occurred in July, Monte de Paschi was ranked the weakest.

    If you read the mainstream media fake news articles about Monte de Paschi, the general tone seems to be that it is the fault of the Italian voters for “plunging the Italian government into crisis” after they turned down Renzi’s proposed constitutional changes by voting against him.

    In actuality, this was probably part of the plan from the get go. If and when things start to get really bad in Italy and across Europe, events like this and Brexit will be pointed to as an example of how people cannot make decisions for themselves and require a supranational, global governing, big brother.

    To say things are unstable within Europe is an understatement. Not only are Italian Banks hanging by a thread, but Deutsche bank, who was just recently ordered to pay a $60 million fine after being accused of rigging gold-prices for their own benefit, also just announced that as part of a new restructuring program, they are cutting off around 3,400 trading clients.

    Needless to say Italy is just as threatened by a German bank failure because of the two countries interconnectedness.

    With so much doubt looming about the outcome of these problems in Italy and Europe it is wise to protect your assets. Europeans, in particular, should be running, not walking, to get their assets outside of the banking system.

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    Italy: The Biggest Elephant Jeopardizing Europe and the Euro

    November 27th, 2016

     

    By Jeff Berwick.

     

     

    Not just the euro, but the entire European Union may be in jeopardy next week when the Italians vote on a constitutional referendum initiated by Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi.

    What a Jubilee year it has been. First Brexit, then Trump and now it appears Italy is on the cusp of also escaping the grasp of the European Union.

    After two years of directly covering trends involved with the disintegration of Western culture in my book Shemitah Trends, I can say with confidence that what has been built up is being torn down. That includes the European Union which will either gradually or abruptly collapse into various pieces.

    Nonetheless, the overall centralization and authoritarianism of Europe will not cease. It simply will be ruled in pieces instead of as one region. The disasters that will come as a result of the fracturing, will be used as justifications to create the additional globalism that our controllers seek – though in general, most people are opposed to it.

    A splintered Europe is probably easier to control than a homogenous one. Part of control is setting individuals, groups and regions against one another. Having an “enemy” to unite against justifies authoritarianism.

    Is Renzi everything he seems to be? His nickname is Il Rottamatore – the “Demolition Man.” It is hard to believe he simply decided the best way to reform Italy was via referendum, especially given the rising anti-euro sentiment and political opposition to constitutional changes.

    In order to examine what’s really going on in Italy, you have to be aware of recent political trends — one of the most prominent being George Soros’s affiliation with one of Italy’s most influential political parties, the “Five Star Movement.”

    This party was founded by comedian Beppe Grillo and has espoused a variety of anti-mainstream points of view. Most notably, the party has called for a vote on leaving the Eurozone.

    It is very possible that if Renzi loses his referendum, political maneuverings could bring further referendums directly affecting Italy’s participation in the EU.

    How do we know about Soros’s affiliation with the party? Because he is close friends with economist Joseph Stiglitz who is a good friend of Grillo’s and Stiglitz reportedly has had a strong influence on Grillo’s economic stance.

    Papers published in August from DC Leaks reportedly reveal
    Soros’s influence directly on emergent political entities including the Five Star party.

    Soros-funding has also reportedly expanded Europe’s refugee crisis via the US-based Migration Policy Institute and the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants. Both of these groups have supported the destabilizing resettlement of Muslims in the EU.

    Soros made some financial bets on a Brexit win as well, though he made public statements opposing Brexit. He also staked $264 million on Barrick Gold and that company’s share price spiked around 14 percent after Brexit.  He also just recently more than doubled his second quarter holdings total in Barrick by increasing his position to 2.85 million shares.

    Soros has a furtive hand in Italy’s disintegration from what we can tell – and certainly the destabilization of Europe. Italy is also suffering from an ongoing banking crisis that has impelled critics to label Italy “the mother of all systemic threats.”

    For good reason, many economists suspect that the oldest surviving bank in the world, Italy’s Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena to be near or on the brink of insolvency. According to a stress test conducted back in 2014 by the European Banking Association, Monte dei Paschi was the only bank out of the 130 assessed to receive a failing grade.

    The only reason Monte dei Paschi hasn’t already collapsed in the past seven years is because it has been continually bailed out by investors and the government. Now, in addition to the bank only having until the end of the year to dump around 28 billion euros worth of troubled loans, they will also need to raise 5 billion euros in capital in the same time frame.

    Perhaps the most striking aspect of the Italian situation is that according to independent estimates, even if Italian banks were “bailed-in” they would still need government intervention (money printing) to keep them afloat.  This is a lose-lose situation for the Italian people because not only will many lose their bank savings, but the value of any cash they may have hidden under their mattresses will be destroyed via inflation.

    According to the IMF, in total, €360 Billion worth of Italian loans are “bad”. This amounts to around one third of the “bad debt” in the eurozone, which leads many economists to believe any short term improvements in the Italian debt situation will prove to be superficial.

    Back in April we reported how the IMF purposely caused a “credit event” in Greece to destabilize Europe. Now the IMF and affiliated agencies are probably in the midst of discussing how to do the same in Italy and elsewhere.

    That may sound cynical, but it seems obvious that Europe is being purposefully destabilized.

    Renzi’s referendum is one significant example, but the overall financial jeopardy of the Western world is another. The same individuals and groups that have led Europe into its current precarious situation are those in charge of guiding Europe safely through to the other side.

    The Italian referendum vote, if Renzi loses, could be the beginning of the end of both the euro and the EU as it is currently constituted.

    In fact, as we’ve argued here, we are on the verge of a global economic meltdown and it is difficult to see how it is going to be averted given that the people in charge have a vested interest in advancing the crisis.

    Only through disaster can globalization advance. Thus, disaster there will be.

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    The War On Cash Goes Nuclear In India, Australia and Across The World

    November 17th, 2016

    By Jeff Berwick.

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    We are living in a world where paper fiat money is becoming a novelty.

    In Australia, Citibank has just become the first to declare that it no longer will accept notes or coins. Only digital transactions. This follows on the heels of India banning large cash denominations.

    The cash-oriented changes of these two countries are especially troubling in light of the eventual plans to phase out large denomination euro notes and the US 100 dollar bill by 2018.  Just as the Economist predicted nearly 30 years ago, the world is going cashless.

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    A few days ago we wrote (here) about how the Reserve Bank of India eliminated 500 and 1000 rupee banknotes from the money supply. These notes represent 20% of the cash value in circulation and 80% of cash outstanding in the country.

    The main reason India has been combating cash in conjunction with selling off gold, is because people in the “black” or “free” Indian marketplace were supposedly circumventing the financial system by conducting business and then slowly buying physical gold with large denomination bills.

    Since the transactions were not being tracked or monitored, it was much easier to hide earnings from the government trying to extort them. So naturally, being a greedy crime syndicate that operates parasitically on extorted funds, the government is putting a stop to something that it views as an ongoing, expanding threat.

    Of course, there’s a reason why Indian women wear their wealth – gold and silver – on their bodies. Indians have been through this before. Indian societies are very old, perhaps the oldest in the world, and they’ve gone through numerous metals confiscations in the past.

    Of course, what’s going on is not being described as a “confiscation.” So far, reasons to remove cash are not coordinated. In India, it’s because of “corruption.” In Australia, it’s supposedly because customers simply don’t want or need cash.

    Citibank’s Australian head of retail banking Janine Copelin stated, “We have seen a steady decline in the demand for cash services in our branches — in fact less than 4% of Citi customers have used this service in the last 12 months.”

    Which is both believable and possible considering most people don’t understand the significant benefits of paying with cash or don’t care that the government and banks are able to track their every move and transaction. Then again, Citi could simply be exaggerating.

    It’s the same mentality that people inside the US had and continue to have after they learned that the NSA was tracking all their information after Edward Snowden’s revelations.

    A lot of people responded by saying that they have nothing to hide and therefore nothing to worry about. “Let the government track me all they want, we have to stop the criminals and terrorists”.

    The criminals and terrorists ARE the government, dummies. But, that’s what government indoctrination camps (schools) are for.

    So starting November 24th, Aussies who bank with Citi, will be forced to use ATMs to withdraw their money – which besides being more inconvenient for customers, will likely also cause them to have to spend much more money on ATM fees.

    Perhaps the Aussies liked what they saw in India, though that seems hard to understand. The Indian economy is heavily reliant on revenue from tourism starting in November. The recent attack on cash is squelching the industry by turning away foreigners who are having trouble exchanging their money for the local currency the minute they land in the airport.

    According to UBS Group AG:  “Australia should follow India’s lead and scrap its biggest bank notes.”

    On Monday, UBS analyst Jonathan Mott, said:

    “Removing large denomination notes in Australia would be good for the economy and good for the banks. Benefits would include reduced crime and welfare fraud, increased tax revenue and a ‘spike’ in bank deposits.”

    Increased tax revenue, by the way, is only a “benefit” to the government, not anyone else.

    This is all part of an increasing trend to move toward a society entirely bereft of cash. It is ongoing in Sweden, as well, where you cannot pay for bus fare with cash. Not to mention that of Sweden’s 1,600 bank branches, about 900 no longer keep cash on hand or accept cash deposits.

    In Uruguay, residents can no longer buy gas with cash in the evening. Eventually, Uruguay plans to forbid employers from paying workers in cash. Everyone working in Uruguay will have to receive funds in bank accounts. No doubt this will be replicated elsewhere if it comes to pass.

    Meanwhile, according to “experts” Sweden will be entirely cashless in less than five years. And the Swedes appear to be progressing quickly toward that stated goal with circulation of their Swedish krona having fallen from around 106 billion in 2009 to around 80 billion this past year.

    All these cashless initiatives are a part of a longstanding globalist banking plan to move toward a one-world currency. Though it will be said that cash is being gotten rid of to cut down on things like terrorism, tax evasion, and financial crime, the real reason is to consolidate power.

    It is certainly likely, as well, that the “cashless” move has been advanced by negative interest rates. As people face such rates, they are likely to try to remove their cash from banks or convert it to gold and silver – rather than hold cash in banks while paying for the privilege.

    And, yes, there are other “real” reasons as well. With cash increasingly becoming digitized, it makes it easier for the real criminals (government and central bankers) to exercise more totalitarian control in tracking transactions.

    We won’t hear about these reasons in the mainstream media. Instead, we’ll be informed that people “aren’t interested” in cash or that cash is innately a mechanism of corruption.

    Hopefully as this progresses, people will start to raise their voices in opposition. The idea that governments can track your every transaction and that you cannot hold cash in alternative forms of money such as gold and silver is extremely authoritarian.

    Already, Indians are not going down silently. A letter to the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA), All India Bank Officers’ Association (AIBOA) and All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) stated that the decision to withdraw the high-value notes was taken without proper planning or preparation.

    “A chaotic situation is prevailing at the bank branches and this is unbearable for both customers as well as bank employees and officers,” said S Nagarajan, general secretary of AIBOA and his counterpart at AIBEA, in the letter to IBA, the apex body of bank managements.

    Plus, apparently there have already been some 25 deaths due to Indian demonetization in just six days after the decision. In the Bulandshahr, branch of Kailash hospital, owned by union culture and tourism minister Mahesh Sharma, a child died because the parents had only old currency notes. The hospital wanted them to deposit a Rs 10,000 cash advance for admission. Of course, the hospital has denied the charge.

    Then in Surat, Gujarat, a middle aged mother of two committed suicide because she wasn’t able to buy rations to feed her family. The shops she used, refused to accept the old currency notes.

    Governments like to tell you that their actions are for “your own good,” but it never works out that way. If governments ever really gain total effective control over money and your use, expect to be even more deeply impoverished than you already are.

    Luckily there are other options.  Bitcoin is certainly one of them.  And, for this reason, we just released yet another book,  “Bitcoin Basics: A Guide for Cryptocurrency Newcomers” which is free to TDV subscribers.

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    There are currently riots occurring in Greece upon O’Bomber’s arrival.  The Greek banking system has been nearly shuttered now for years.  Cyprus depositors found their funds confiscated over one weekend in 2013. Italian and German banks are on the brink of failure.  Indians are dying in the streets amidst mass chaos as the government has demonetized much of their currency.  And in places like Sweden and Australia they are quickly moving to get rid of cash as well.

    Imagine if in all these places people used bitcoin for transactions.  All of these things would be a non-event. Unfortunately, most still are unaware of alternatives.  For those who are aware, like TDV subscribers since 2011 when bitcoin was at $3 (currently at $700), things are likely, much better.

    As more people wake up to find their currencies demonetized or their banks closed, they are going to look into things like bitcoin which will only drive the price exponentially higher.

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    As Predicted, Violence Blasts the US After Trump’s Election – and This Is Just the Beginning

    November 11th, 2016

     

    By Jeff Berwick.

     

    The violent backlash has started, just as we predicted. The US is increasingly convulsed by anti-Trump public demos and riots. We’re supposed to believe it’s simply the result of a very close election and “passionate” voters. Hell, no.

    We analyze trends, and we’ve already predicted a Trump presidency is going to be the subject of plenty of manipulations. There are very powerful people who intend to use his election to make things worse. No doubt the “crisis actors” are already out in force.

    Like the military and economic trends we’ve spent the past two years analyzing and predicting, the current violence is part of a larger, targeted disintegration of the US and Western society in general. Today’s events are supposed to culminate in tomorrow’s global government.

    But first there’s a lot of tearing down to do.

    If you know what’s going on, it’s hard to keep a straight face. We’re supposed to believe that this woman – whose most recent catastrophe was engineering the genocidal downfall of an entire civilization, Libya, to line her own pockets, is worth a violent protest.

    Of course given the violence and warmongering that surrounds her like a bloody blanket, maybe the current protests are actually quite fitting.

    But nonetheless, it’s ludicrous.

    Following newsfeeds (safely outside the empire) I’ve seen hundreds of thousands of people in cities across the US chanting, “Not my President!”

    For an instant, I made the mistake of believing that sanity had settled on a portion of the electorate! I was so happy …Yes! “He’s not our President! We own ourselves! Government is an immoral, criminal belief system!”

    Was the individualist revolution happening? … Nope.

    These protestors were just upset because they didn’t get the slave master they wanted. Many Americans were hoping for a female master instead.

    But let’s roll it back a bit. The flames of division really started getting stoked toward the end of election night when black CNN political commentator and avowed communist Van Jones, began tearing up and started calling Trump’s win both a nightmare and a “whitelash”.

    In the classic divide-and-conquer style, Jones helped to make this into a racial issue by saying this Trump’ victory was a “whitelash” against our black president and a changing country.

    Fitting statements considering Jones is an employee of the divisive “communist news network.”

    Of course it wouldn’t be a proper escalation of racial tension without Reverend Al Sharpton slinging some mud as well.

    Outside NBC studios in NYC, Sharpton was asked what he thought about the election result, to which he replied, “He [Donald Trump] can’t deliver on half of what he says he will.” He went on to say “Saddle up Donald!” … before asserting that Trump is going to have the “fight of his life”.

    That’s one talent Sharpton has got … sniffing incipient violence. Or maybe he’d just been tipped off to the riots and protests that soon started raging across the US in over 12 different major cities, including Manhattan, Chicago, Kansas City, Boston, Philadelphia, St. Paul, Des Moines, Dallas, Oakland, Los Angeles, Seattle – and whole regions such as New England.

    As a result, Donald Trump is meeting with O’bomber at the White House to discuss how they can handle the outbursts which are going on throughout the nation, together.

    Most Americans prior to this election would tell you (in typical misguided fashion) how wonderful and lucky they are to live in a “democracy.” But now that many haven’t gotten their way, they’re shattering storefront windows and burning American flags in “black lives matter” fashion.

    Millennial Bernie Sanders fans are certainly starting to Feel the Bern. Not only did their favored socialist candidate lose the rigged American primary, but their party’s winning candidate Killary, managed to lose the general election despite having every possible advantage.

    The mainstream media turned her criminality into “caring” and her psychopathic greed into “goodness.” Still it wasn’t enough. She lost the general election despite spending around double what Trump spent on his campaign, much of it donated by totalitarian, corrupt regimes in the Middle East who stand against everything that Hillary’s supporters stand for.

    She couldn’t even win after the governor of Virginia released 60,000 convicts (and suggested they vote Democratic). Hillary won that state by just about 60,000 votes, by the way.

    More Hillarity: She had her “spirit cooking” campaign chairman Podesta give a short concession speech on her behalf late in the evening. No doubt this was because she’d already started in on her reported non-stop (all night) crying jag – and was apparently drunk to boot.

    Obviously Hillary’s biggest sorrow was that the US has been deprived of her economically dysfunctional leadership. And of course her loss is not her own responsibility!

    Supposedly still addled, she weepingly called a friend in the wee hours of the morning, sputtering that The Defeat was James Comey’s fault – and that Obama himself was also responsible because he hadn’t shut Comey down soon enough.

    Hillary’s certainty of her own indispensability is unfortunately shared, at that moment, by tens of millions of “supporters.” It only takes a tiny push to herd these small-brained signifiers in any violent direction one wishes and as suggested above, there’s no doubt this is being done.

    As I write, thousands of Bostonians are walking through downtown chanting “Trump is a racist” and carrying signs that say “Impeach Trump” and “Abolish The Electoral College.”

    I wish they were pacing back and forth with signs that said “Abolish the Federal Reserve” or “End the Federal Government” One can only wish (peaceably of course).

    Even if voting weren’t evil, what woman in their right mind would want the first female president to be a known and proven criminal who already had blood on her hands prior to the election?

    We’re supposed to ignore such logical inconsistencies. All this unrest is exactly what the elites – who are the purveyors of division – want. This is just the beginning of the ongoing incitements and violence, worldwide, that we’ve spent years predicting.

    On broadway in Oakland militarized police have armored vehicles on the streets. This is all part of an effort to stir up and incite violence to distract people from things like the war on cash which is raging on in India. To see more about this, view our last article.

    All things considered, we’re witnessing a pretty bleak time in history where the media who are supposed to be on the side of the people, are totally infiltrated. The media is so controlled in fact that CNN is getting their own cameramen to act as a Hillary supporters. Check out this clip here where Don Lemon admits to knowing the interviewee who was supposed to be a “random guy off the street”.

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    None of this is ending. Much is just beginning. And surely, you’ll want to keep your and your family’s assets protected via investments both inside and outside the financial system. Subscribe to the TDV newsletter to receive the most up-to-date and pressing political and financial information on the internet.

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    Modi Heats Up Indian War Against Cash

    November 10th, 2016

    By Jeff Berwick.

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    The battle for a cash-only world is getting hotter. The latest battlefront? India.The latest rupee news? Outrageous.

    Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi – beloved of Western elites for a variety of reasons – has just announced that all 500 Indian rupee Notes ($7.50) and 1,000 Indian rupee ($15) notes will no longer be considered legal tender.  The 500 and 1,000 rupee, by the way, are the two largest denominations in India.  Equivalent to the US banning the $100 and $50.

    More: ATM withdrawals will be limited to 2,000 Indian Rupees ($30) for some.

    The Reserve Bank of India and the post office also apparently decided that because of this “major task ahead” of them, that all commercial banks were shut down for the public on November 9th for a “bank holiday”.

    We’ve covered the cash-confiscation trend in the past. It’s just one more brick in the wall of rising fascist barriers against free utilization of currency. In Europe, the 500 euro note is to be discontinued by the end of 2018, for instance.

    That not-so-coincidentally is the year that The Economist magazine hinted would be the first year of a “world currency.” If so it will just be the culmination of what I’ve spent years predicting – a continued hyper-internationalism created by war, economic ruin and increasingly Draconian laws and regulations.

    There are plenty of powerful bureaucrats working to implement such globalist fascism. It’s not surprising that we find Modi at the front of the pack. Modi served as chief minister of Gujarat in the 2000s where his main achievements were apparently allowing the killings of more than 1,000 Muslims during political riots and adapting technocratic “smart city” approaches.

    Modi was enamored of corporate sponsorship for municipal and industrial projects in Gujarat. It allowed him to cultivate relationships with major Western multinationals and these pan-global entities supported his rise to the prime ministership.

    It’s not at all surprising that Modi would provide support for a major technocratic project like cash confiscation given these relationships. Certainly as interest rates around the world head into negative territory, cash confiscation becomes an increasing priority.

    Back in February, Mario Draghi and the ECB began talking about eradicating the 500 euro note. But it’s now reported Draghi wants to rid himself of the 200 euro note, and even the 100. Meanwhile, in the US, you have Harvard “scholar” Peter Sands who suggests it’s high time to get rid of the $100 dollar bill.

    All of this is being advocated for under the guise of deterring “tax evasion, financial crime, terrorism and corruption.” Of course, some reverse the rhetoric, suggesting the real terrorists and financial criminals are central bankers who have been funding both sides of wars for centuries and endlessly debasing currency as well. And, of course, taxation is theft… so “evading taxes” is akin to “evading robbery” by running away.

    That wouldn’t be Modi’s point of view, however. He’s eager to abet Western central bank ruination and a worldwide tax dragnet by making India party to it.

    From the PM in his words:

    • “Fake money and terrorism are ruining the nation’s fabric,”
    • “An honest man cannot buy a house, cannot get [a] proper education due to black money.”
    • “Cash economy aides black money, corruption and makes life difficult for the poor.”
    • “Government is imposing a limit on high denomination notes. In the history of nations, such a moment comes when you realize that you must be part of this historical moment. This, is one such day.”
    • “Every common man who is tired of corruption and black money is welcome to contribute to this catharsis. It is very important to cleanse the nation of the corruption.”
    • “Come, let’s all celebrate the festival of honesty”

    Festival of honesty? Paper fiat is “fake” enough, because it can be printed at will. But digital fiat is “faker” in that it doesn’t even require printing. It’s literally created at will when someone punches numbers into a computer.

    So, Indians now have until the end of December to deposit these higher denomination bills into the bank before they are rendered useless. You can’t just make a deposit, though. You’ll need to show a government  ID before you can make one.  And, if you have any sizable amount you’ll doubtless be immediately investigated for theft …  sorry, tax evasion.

    If the 1,000 and 500 rupee is “declared illegal,” that just leaves the 100 rupee note, which is currently worth $1.40.  In other words, if you want to use cash in India, get out your backpack.

    This is another in the long line of attacks in the war on cash. They’ve talked the Nordic countries into just using debit/credit cards instead of cash. In Greece, they just closed the banks for months and put in place capital controls. In Cyprus they closed the banks one weekend and by the time they reopened, large depositors only had half of what they’ve had before.

    As the war rages on, you won’t want to have any substantial portion of your savings or assets in fiat currencies. Especially if they become digitized fiat currencies which are even more susceptible to bank bail-ins like what we saw in Cyprus.

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    Bitcoin Soars On Its Eighth Birthday

    November 3rd, 2016

    By Jeff Berwick.

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    As of yesterday it was eight years to the day since Bitcoin’s initial white paper was posted to the internet.

    And what a birthday party it had, soaring from $614 on October 1st to around $728 today with gold and silver also rocketing higher, with silver up more than 3% today.

    btcpricePart of the reason why bitcoin has seen such a price resurgence is because of the increased demand for the currency in the Chinese market.

    You would think that the Chinese economy would be doing well after the Yuan’s SDR basket inclusion, but in spite of that, it continues to depreciate – hitting a 6-year low in October in conjunction with an estimated total of over $573.2 billion in Chinese capital outflows so far this year.

    If these trends continue, which they likely will considering the depreciative nature of fiat currencies, the prospect of an $800 bitcoin in the near future is not far fetched.

    Of course, you know Bitcoin’s price is doing especially well whenever the coin goes through one of its brief barrages of negative press.

    Early yesterday, Forbes released an article highlighting how “criminals use bitcoin”

    But you’ll never hear Forbes speak badly about the criminal central bankers systematically stealing from everyone through their fiat currency inflation.

    The Securities and Exchange Commission is also suspicious of bitcoin. (What else is new?) The Commission is still trying to figure out what to do three years after the Winklevoss brothers filed their Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust in July 2013.

    Since then, bitcoin has risen some 610 percent and many more new filings for additional ETFs tracking bitcoin await SEC approval. In typical regulatory fashion,  the SEC has “moved” on the filings by seeking additional public comment.

    The SEC is worried about the stability of bitcoin and its platforms and how regulations regarding bitcoin would evolve.  But the SEC will always have “worries” – right up to when bitcoin exchange-traded funds are approved to a warm welcome in the marketplace from investors seeking something more stable than wretched central banking currencies.

    Bitcoin is actually a pseudonymous crypto-currency, yet recently mainstream media networks like Bloomberg put articles out saying “Bitcoin isn’t anonymous enough”.

    Obviously it isn’t anonymous, it was never intended to be completely anonymous. If the people who wrote the article knew anything about the platform they’d understand that its inherent design is pseudonymous by definition because of the fact that the addresses and transactions are recorded on the blockchain.

    While we’re big precious metals advocates, physical bullion is not highly divisible, especially for transactions of less than a dollar or two. Bitcoin provides a more pragmatic solution to that shortcoming through it’s ability to be nearly instantaneously exchanged and it’s high divisibility – up to 100,000,000 individual units or “satoshi” to be exact.

    Some of the benefits of cryptocurrencies are highlighted in one of our most recent Anarchast videos with Dan Larimer.

    Bitcoin is proving to be a legitimate existential threat to the globalist elites, which we have seen through not only their demonization of the currency, but also in their efforts and attempts to locate and arrest its creators.

    For example in Australia, the attorney general’s department wants to begin drafting legislative proposals to include bitcoin and other crypto-currency exchanges in its anti-money laundering laws. Their goal is to finalize that legislation by 2018.

    If you’ve been following our previous articles or if you read the Economist, you may recall that the cover of the 1988 issue of the economist magazine had a picture of a phoenix rising from the ashes with a medallion bearing the year 2018 and the title “Get ready for a world currency”.

    Now, the globalist financiers are starting to squirm in their seats as they watch some of these emerging crypto currencies hinder their ability to exact absolute monetary control.

    One of the best ways to avoid the globalist financial stranglehold is to trade using cryptocurrencies. That’s why this year at the world’s largest anarcho-capitalist conference, Anarchapulco, we are planning on having an entire day devoted exclusively to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology!

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    The Fight Against The North American Union And Globalism Is In Standing Rock

    November 1st, 2016

    By Jeff Berwick.

    If you are one of the few people left watching the mainstream media, you’d think that the only thing currently going on has to do with Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.

    There is much more going on than that, however.  Aside from the ongoing military tensions with Russia and the faltering economy, there is a stand-off currently happening that is barely being reported on in the mainstream.

    Just a few days ago, tensions really began to escalate on the Sioux reservation land in Standing Rock, North Dakota. There, highly militarized riot police used sound cannons, pepper spray, and tasers to try to both arrest and subdue Native American “Indian” tribes and environmental activists alike who are struggling to protect land from developers of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

    In fact, this is part of a much larger elite machination. This 1,172 mile pipeline which is set to run through “Indian” land, is evidently – reportedly – part of a larger, longstanding plan to connect Canada, the US and Mexico. It’s called the North American Union.

    Initial plans called for a superhighway that would stretch from, Canada to Mexico, effectively cutting the US in two and increasing the economic power of Canada and Mexico commensurately.

    The construction of the multinational conglomerate supported crude oil line, violates various treaties signed as far back as the 19th century and also threatens to both destroy and contaminate sacred tribal sites and potable drinking water respectively.

    Of course, as with most globalist initiatives, the multinational and mainstream media proponents of the pipeline promote it as a “safer and more cost effective” alternative. These companies make a point to emphasize the “energy saving” aspects and “eco-friendly” benefits of the pipeline plus make claims that it will produce less greenhouse emissions in addition to providing greater state revenues.

    Ultimately the elites want a world government, but the next step is a North American Union to complement the foundering European Union. They’ll destroy what they have to – including the US itself – in order to achieve their sociopathic goals.

    In establishing this union, they presumably want pipelines, supranational highways and a common currency which is why there has been talk in the past about a North American currency similar to the euro, called the “Amero”.

    Remember, everything the globalists do is being done to facilitate financial “equality”. They want to level the world economic playing field so it’s easier for them to gain further control.

    You can read more about this in the second edition of my book, Shemitah Trends: The Plot to Enslave Humanity and How to Find Freedom (Kindle Edition) here.  The book shows clearly that various recurring timelines such as Shemitah and Jubilee are used by global elites as trigger points for political, military and economic disasters.

    Their endgame is obvious if you look at one of the stated goals in the UN’s 2030 plan which in its own words aims to “reduce inequality within and among countries,” and goes on to say that this is “only possible if wealth is shared and income inequality is addressed.”

    As the elites attempt to assemble more components of this supranational infrastructure to “unite” North America, they are displaying to independent journalist and people at home how they have no remorse for using violence as a means of getting what they want.

    However while many have been distracted lately by US political campaigns, global crisis and race issues during the last year, elite plans for a North American Union have been continuing to quietly expand on other fronts.

    For example, back in early 2015 when John McCain helped to approve the extension of interstate-11 – a road which will eventually connect parts of the US to a NAFTA superhighway including other routes like the CANAMEX corridor.

    Nobel Peace Prize winner, Barack O’Bomber, has done what he has always done, in regards to this current dispute with Native Americans.

    He says one thing:

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    And then does the other:

     

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    But, as we pointed out yesterday, there is a lot to be optimistic about.

    While Brexit, and even Trump, may have been to some extent manufactured, they still show a rising up of the people against globalism.

    Even last week there was another win for the people.

    Back in 2014, Cliven Bundy, a Nevada rancher, who was essentially jailed because he refused to pay federal grazing fees, filed a lawsuit against; US judge Gloria Navarro, Nevada Senator Harry Reid and even the Nobel peace prize winner himself, Barack O’bomber.

    But now a jury has found brothers Ammon and Ryan plus five other armed militiamen to be not-guilty of “conspiring against the government.” This is a tremendous setback to the federal government that has claimed and controlled millions of acres in the Midwest USA without any right to do so. (Please note, by the way, that the Bundy challenges were non-violent despite the presence of weapons. Any rational person should be able to arm himself.)

    Unfortunately, the elites who control nearly everything are not going to go down without a fight.

    We live in the most interesting of times.  A worldwide awakening is occurring just as the world controllers are taking their final steps toward a tyrannical world government.

    You have the power to do something.  Share this information and protect yourself from the actions of the globalists by becoming a dollar vigilante (click here to find out more) and selling your fiat currency for things like gold, silver and bitcoin.

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    Washington Prepares For EMP While Internet Under Attack Since Transfer to the UN

    October 30th, 2016

     

    Remember how we pondered whether the internet would be shut off (or highly censored) upon being transferred to the UN on October 1st?  Just a few weeks later, large swathes of the internet went down. Coincidence or trial run?

    We’ll get into that below.

    Beforehand, however, there have been a number of new “Executive Orders” straight from the e-pen of Barack O’Bomber in the last few months of a “very strange” variety.

    Over the summer, a number of orders were given for succession plans in the case of multiple deaths in numerous US agencies.

    And now, Obama just signed an executive order mandating preparations for a future “extreme space weather event” that has the ability to cripple or destroy the North American power grid and other major electrical infrastructure.

    Signed on October 13th, the order states, “Space weather has the potential to simultaneously affect and disrupt health and safety across entire continents.”

    What is needed, we’re informed, is an “all-of-nation” endeavor, that includes the military space agency (NASA), the private sector, academia, and the insurance industry – among others. Presumably the federal government  would “coordinate” all this – i.e.: mandate it.

    There are some very strange things afoot!  Why this?  Why now?

    With each passing day it seems we’re getting closer to a major event. Maybe it’s one that causes a war or economic collapse. Perhaps it will be an “EMP” attack masquerading as a “space event.” It’s also possible a long term internet Denial of Service attack could be the cause of collapse.  The bankers need a reason to blame for the collapse they’ve engineered.

    We’d be less suspicious of what’s going on if the US wasn’t well down the road toward a kind of neo-fascism. It’s one with two kinds of justice (Hillary and the elites versus the rest of us), a state of deepening economic depression and heightened military confrontation with both Russia and China as part of endless serial warfare abroad – and increased repression and censorship at home.  In fact, the amount of censorship of alternative media sources is running at an all-time high.  Barely a day goes by where I don’t see one source claiming its post/tweet/video have been removed.

    Obviously, the free flow of information doesn’t fit into this “brave, new world” and thus the US is jettisoning it.

    No coincidence, for instance, that the internet changed hands in the beginning of October when the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, was handed over to the UN by the US’s own Nobel Peace Prize winner, Barack O’Bomber.

    Just about a week ago, we witnessed a massive DDOS attack in the US. According to mainstream reports, it was done by “hackers” and naturally Killary Clinton took the opportunity to place blame on Russia. These are the same Russians who she says are behind the Wikileaks emails – which incriminate her – and the same Russians who, she claims, are propping up Donald Trump.

    Bloomberg reported that the enormous (and underreported) attack was perpetrated via a Chinese security camera maker. In fact, officials at this Chinese firm admitted that its products, which contained malware, were used to launch the cyber-attack which blocked internet access for millions of users. They then highlighted the threat which they claim is posed by “the global proliferation of connected devices.”

    Was this all a coincidence or was it a premeditated attack to test the limits of “control” over the internet? Is it possible that Chinese and US authorities are cooperating to probe internet weaknesses in order to further their ‘net dominance.

    Could NASA or the North Atlantic Terrorist Organization (NATO) potentially play a future role in staging an electromagnetic disturbance with the help of the Chinese or the US private sector? These are strange and violent times …

    As Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “Nothing happens in politics by accident, if it happens, it was planned that way”.

    And, as John Kerry stated, “This little thing called the internet is making it hard to govern.”

    They appear to have their sights set on this little thing called the internet, in one way or another, to make sure these absurd conspiracy theorists and “truthers” can’t report on what is actually and factually, going on.

    It certainly seems like the US is preparing for something big – maybe a nationwide electro-magnetic catastrophe.  One that many reports state would see the population cut by 90% in a matter of months in today’s uber-connected and digitally dependent world.

    Last year, we reported on the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s plan to re-use the subterranean Cheyenne Mountain bunker in Colorado Springs. NORAD’s Commander Admiral William E. Gortney, explained that the EMP hardened mountain base would serve as protection from future “electromagnetic pulses”.

    Apparently all this arose over concern for NORAD’s supposed vulnerability to a potential North Korean nuclear missile attack. Cartoonish Kim Jong-un, or Lil’ Kim, who couldn’t blow up his own sock drawer if he tried, supposedly has an operational KN-08 nuclear armed missile capable of shutting down the entire North American electrical grid.

    Now, combine these points with Vladimir Putin’s promise that only Donald Trump can prevent a potential nuclear war between world superpowers. Then add in Russia’s war drills and emergency preparations plus Germany moving its military equipment to the Eastern borders. It’s beginning to look like Putin is aware of something “big” on the horizon as well – just like Obama and the Pentagon.

    For the record, I don’t enjoy doing these blogs. It seems every day I am warning of some cataclysmic event or nefarious plot.  I don’t want to do this.  I’d rather live on the beach in Mexico and write about cryptocurrencies or fantastic investment opportunities.

    But, I feel an obligation to report on these things. Because hardly anyone else seems to even mention it.

    Nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care.

    We are one of the only major blogs on the ‘net that addresses the deterioration of US and Western freedom – in a factual, comprehensive and regular way.

    Of course, for us, the news is not all bad. We don’t just catalogue ongoing disasters here at TDV. We also want to provide ways that people can protect themselves, their families and their portfolios from what’s going on.

    The move to world government is quickening in pace, but our team is constantly working to bring you the most up to date and pertinent information available.

    We’ve created an entire ecosystem of information, analysis, books, reports and community to help you for this exact moment in time (see more on what we can offer here)… because we saw it coming.

    With Obama and others concentrating on the possibility of an EMP attack, you might wish to take him seriously by finding a second home abroad, or creating other, more secure, lifestyle options.  We can help you take those first steps.  In fact, in the upcoming issue of TDV I am giving a lot of secrets I’ve learned on starting a business abroad with very little money.

    But, something is going to happen.  We don’t know what, but the signs are clear.  Sadly, many people will call us tin foil hat conspiracy theorists up until the point it does.  And, after it happens, and perhaps the internet is wiped out, no one will even be there to hear we were right.

    This is our unenjoyable task, but one we feel we must do.

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    Rigged Election: Hillary and Trump Caught Partying Like BFF’s With Kissinger at Jesuit Gala

    October 26th, 2016

    By Jeff Berwick.

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    We have been very, very suspicious of Donald Trump since he began his political run.

    Many believed he was an outsider who was our “only hope” to tame the US federal government beast.  But it has become very clear he is not.

    First, Wikileaks showed that Killary herself actually approved Trump to be her competitor. According to an email sent from an assistant at the Clinton campaign, Hillary was aware that Trump was going to run before the political process was fully underway.

    Clinton advised the mainstream media to push his legitimacy as a “pied piper” candidate because she realized, after looking at the poll numbers, that she wouldn’t stand a chance at winning the presidency against any of the establishment republicans without making them “pied pipers” –  it just so happened that Donald was the easiest to play the role considering his long history of friendship with the Clintons.

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    In addition, the mainstream media was more than complicit in creating a narrative that the 2016 presidential elections were about Hillary Clinton vs Donald Trump from the get go.

    But, barely reported in the media, was that after the 3rd presidential debate, Clinton and Trump went out for a night on the town together… and where they went is of great interest.

    They went to an annual Jesuit function which is usually full of New World Order types.

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    One of the more interesting things that occurred right at the end of the Jubilee year in early October, was that the Jesuits installed a new Superior General, with the date to commence being actually at midnight on the end of Jubilee.

    We found this interesting because there is plenty of evidence that the Jesuits are at least one major arm of what you can call the illuminati.

    In fact, the Jesuits were founded in Spain by what various reports call  “crypto Jews” – those who are Jewish but pretending  to be Catholic. Certainly at that time in Spain it was safer not to be a Jew.

    Even Wikipedia, which wouldn’t recognize a conspiracy if it were directly presented by its participants has this to say about the Jesuits:

    … In the first 30 years of the existence of the Society of Jesus there were many Jesuit conversos (Catholic-convert Jews) including the second Father General Diego Lainez … The original founder Ignatius …  said that he,  “would take it as a special grace from our Lord to come from Jewish lineage.”

    At the beginning of the Al Smith dinner party after Cardinal Dolan was introduced, a joke was even made by a speaker that “everyone in attendance is doing their part in supporting their charitable efforts and that it couldn’t be done without the support of many of the other devoted “Catholics” on stage like Henry Kissinger, Howard Rubenstein, and Mort Zuckerman” – all of whom are obviously Jewish so this remark was naturally met with a lot of laughter…

    In fact, an extraordinary amount of controversy swirls around Jesuits. They are said to constitute the “Black Church” and thus adhere to the same Satanic religion as the world’s elite bankers supposedly hold.

    The leader of the Jesuit order is commonly recognized in conspiratorial circles as the “Black Pope” whose signature staff is a crooked cross. Historically, the Jesuit Order has been seen as one that shirks no crime in expanding the power of the Church.

    Lest this sound entirely outrageous, one must note that the Jesuits are, for instance, the inventors of concentration camps, which they established in Paraguay  in order to incarcerate and then torture the native indians of the area.

    But the litany of attributed Jesuit evil is even darker than that according to those who believe in the order’s continued malicious pursuit. The supposed founder of the Bavarian-based Illuminati,  Adam Weishaupt, was a Jesuit.

    In fact, the order is reputed to have been deeply involved in the Illuminati’s initial expansion, and chances are it is still deeply involved.

    One more thing that highlights the evil of the Jesuits is their extreme oath of induction which all superiors must take in order to be elevated to the higher rungs of the organization. This is taken from the book Subterranean Rome by Carlos Didier, translated from the French, and published in New York in 1843 and reads in part,

    “…promise and declare that I will, when opportunity present, make and wage relentless war, secretly or openly, against all heretics, Protestants and Liberals, as I am directed to do, to extirpate and exterminate them from the face of the whole earth; and that I will spare neither age, sex or condition; and that I will hang, waste, boil, flay, strangle and bury alive these infamous heretics, rip up the stomachs and wombs of their women and crush their infants’ heads against the walls, in order to annihilate forever their execrable race. That when the same cannot be done openly, I will secretly use the poisoned cup, the strangulating cord, the steel of the poniard or the leaden bullet, regardless of the honor, rank, dignity, or authority of the person or persons, whatever may be their condition in life, either public or private, as I at any time may be directed so to do by any agent of the Pope or Superior of the Brotherhood of the Holy Faith, of the Society of Jesus…”

    One of the most poignant quotes regarding the malevolence of the Jesuits comes from Marquis de LaFayette 1757-1834; who was a French statesman and general who served in the American Continental Army under the command of General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War.

    His quote is as follows:

    “It is my opinion that if the liberties of this country – the United States of America – are destroyed, it will be by the subtlety of the Roman Catholic Jesuit priests, for they are the most crafty, dangerous enemies to civil and religious liberty. They have instigated MOST of the wars of Europe.”

    THE BIG BASH

    When evaluating Jesuit behavior and influence, please keep in mind that both Donald Trump and Hillary’s VP, Tim Kaine, are Jesuit educated. And it should be of GREAT interest, therefore, that practically on the eve of the US election, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton partied the night away at a Jesuit function that included such prominent Jesuit-trained attendees as Henry Kissinger.

    Not only did the two not look like sworn enemies… they looked like two star crossed lovers going to their first prom.

    We have long held to our stance that Killary will be the next President of the US.  The amount of vote rigging, murders and shenanigans to even get her to where she is so far has been tremendous… and it won’t stop.

    That said, if by some fluke, and the Diebold machines malfunction or people in the US wake up slightly and Donald Trump gets elected… it is pretty clear they are on the same team and, as we’ve said previously, nothing major will change.

    So, if you were hoping that this election could change things in the US… get over that hope right now.  It might change things, but only for the much, much worse.

    This charade is being played right in front of everyone’s eyes and most do not understand what is happening or why jokes like the “Catholic” joke is actually funny to these elite people.

    They are laughing at the peasants stupidity and lack of understanding, not because the men mentioned are Jews… anyone with half a brain knows that.

    But while they laugh, we’ll be laughing all the way to the bank ourselves. Just because these sick people are formulating diabolical plans to enslave humanity doesn’t mean we can’t profit from their planned chaos. It’s better than sitting back in ignorance and making nothing.

    Our analysis of these elite’s occult timelines which began with the Shemitah and culminated with the Jubilee, have helped us to accumulate around a 200% collective return on our portfolio in the last year.

    Subscribe to The Dollar Vigilante newsletter HERE to continue to receive the best insights into the inner workings of groups like the Jesuits and other arms and actions of the world’s financial elite and how to protect yourself and profit from it.

    The groundwork for global governance has been laid, don’t let them blindside you as they attempt to carry out their nefarious plot.  Donald Trump even stated at the dinner, “We’ve got to come together, not only as a nation, but as a world community.”

    Promotion of the globalist new world order.

    They want to keep you ignorant and powerless because after all, knowledge is power.

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    As Predicted, Deutsche Bank Is Failing, ATMs Go Dark on Jubilee End Day

    October 3rd, 2016

     

    By Jeff Berwick.

     

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    On Friday, Deutsche Bank’s stock (DB:NYSE) rose 14% on rumors that it had negotiated a settlement with the US Department of Justice’s demand for $15 billion (which is the entire market capitalization of Deutsche Bank) down to $5.6 billion (which would still decimate Deutsche Bank).

    Well, it turns out that rumor was completely unsubstantiated.

    There is no settlement. And it’s just amazing that the US Dept. of Justice, knowing that Deutsche Bank’s failure would rip the heart out of the European banking industry, is pushing ahead with their demands anyway.

    In its last months the Obama administration is showing its true colors more clearly than ever. It is nothing but an appendage of London’s City and the plan continues to be to sink the European and world economy ASAP.

    We’ve predicted this in the past, specifically mentioning the trigger could be Deutsche Bank.

    There’s no doubt banking elites continue to intend to undermine what’s left of the solvency of the world. Fortunately, we track these issues on an ongoing basis via Shemitah Trends. This has provided us extraordinary insights into what’s happening today and what’s going to happen tomorrow.

    It’s now being reported by the Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung, a German newspaper, that DB executives are US-bound in the coming days to negotiate the widely talked about $14 billion settlement over residential mortgage backed securities.

    However, the FAZ didn’t cite any sources for this information and DB failed to respond immediately, according to Zero Hedge, in regard to their chief executive, John Cryan’s travel plans. Which is a pretty clear indication that the $5.6 Billion settlement number “obtained from twitter” is a total fabrication.

    This makes perfect sense. None of this is supposed to be settled anytime soon. The idea is to make the global economic infrastructure tremble. The worse it gets, the easier it becomes to install a truly globalized economy.

    So if you are expecting the problems to slow or even cease, don’t get your hopes up. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for Deutsche, it’s looking to be like Wells Fargo 2.0. The grim news will continue throughout next week, and it won’t be getting any better.

    Bloomberg, for instance, just reported that six former and current DB managers were charged in Milan for conspiring to manipulate the market and to falsify the accounts of Italy’s third largest bank; Monte de Paschi – which in and of itself is on the brink of insolvency.

    Because of the way Italian laws work, Deutsche bank is in even hotter water: They can’t defer blame to underling employees the way Wells Fargo did.

    And now, on Sunday, it was reported by Bild, a german tabloid, that Deutsche Bank clients have been locked out of removing cash from their accounts at ATMs.

    Having this occur on the exact end day of the Jubilee Year, with Deutsche Bank clients locked out of their accounts, is amazing to see. (We would be truly astonished, if we hadn’t anticipated just this sort of scenario.)

    Banks are closed in Germany on Monday so we’ll have to wait until Tuesday to see what happens to Deutsche Bank… whether their clients regain access to their funds and/or if Deutsche Bank itself collapses.

    If Deutsche Bank does collapse this weekend, then it will very, very quickly be game over for the entire Western financial system.  If it were to collapse and Merkel has already said there will be no bailout, it would set off a 2008-esque Lehman Brothers event…. Except this time, much, much bigger and worse.

    If Deutsche Bank collapses this weekend we could see all Western banks close as the entire system melts down.

    This is a very real possibility.  If you haven’t begun to buy gold, silver and bitcoin as partial protection you should be doing that immediately.  And we suggest having at least one month (although six months is better) of cash on hand in case of bank closures.  Even Angela Merkel warned Germans last month to have at least 10 days of food, water and cash on hand.  Was this the reason why?

    We received a flood of new German subscribers on Friday – mostly because it is obvious we understand what’s going on and have already made predictions on actions to take. But please don’t wait until the last day before your bank and ATM shut down. Please do something to protect yourself NOW. We can’t do anything but write about it, and offer our advice. But YOU can act today

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    BlackStone Group Says The Market Is The Most Treacherous They Have Seen

    September 29th, 2016

    By Jeff Berwick.

     

    There has rarely ever been another time like this.

    Not since 1999 and not since 1929 before that, have so many billionaires, central banksters, financial elites and fund managers, warned that we are on the verge of a catastrophic bust.

    And now, Joe Baratta, Blackstone Group LP’s top private equity deal maker, admits at a WSJ conference this week, “You have historically high multiples of cash flows, low yields. I’ve never seen it in my career. It’s the most treacherous moment.”

    The most treacherous moment!

    Rarely before have we seen the US stock market at near record highs with so many people warning it is about to burst…and the last two ended with catastrophic busts.   And now we have another multi-billion dollar fund manager calling now the “most treacherous moment”.

    In a recent Bloomberg interview where Blackwater’s president Tony James made a point to express his support for Hillary Clinton, he also mentioned that the firm is currently offloading more than it’s buying. He said, “We are net sellers on most things right now — prices are high,” he continued, “Interest rates are so low and there’s so much capital sloshing around the world.”

    Now, as we near the end of the Jubilee Year, we have had a flood of big name money people coming out and warning that we are in, “unchartered territory”, as Jacob Rothschild said.  Or, on the verge of a crash of “biblical proportions” as Jim Rogers said this summer.

    Normally, when you see so many people expecting something, we run the other way.  But, that’s just how crazy this entire financial and monetary system has gotten, that almost everybody can see it is just plain, unsustainable and so far outside of the bounds of normalcy, that many people like Blackstone, don’t even know what to do.

    Yet, the US stock markets continue to sit near record highs as nearly everyone is frozen like a deer in headlights.

    The economy is in dreadful shape and the Federal Reserve still can’t bring itself to raise rates even 0.25% for fear it will collapse the entire worldwide financial system.  Or, they are waiting until just the right time to do so, is our guess.

    Many are looking scaredly out of their Wall Street high-rise windows, wondering what is going to be this crash’s Lehman Brothers that sets it all off.

    We said a year ago that Deutsche Bank should sit near the top of the giant list of black swans.

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    And it looks like we were right again with many now calling it the next Lehman Brothers. Angela Merkel has even said that if the bank were to fail, “there could be no government bailout”.

    Merkel and the financial elites know full well that neglecting to bail out a giant like Deutsche will likely lead to a chain reaction of bank failures – something they want to see happen.

    The Jubilee is a time of washing away and it’s a prerequisite for global governance. Commercial banks, and regional/national central banks need to fail to some degree in order for them to be pointed to as the problem. Once the blame is pinned to them, a solution involving a single world bank that issues a single world currency will be suggested as an alternative. This problem, reaction, solution, methodology, is used over and over by the globalists, it’s called the Hegelian Dialectic.

    John Maynard Keynes was one of the first to suggest such a one world currency which he called the “bancor”. Keynes was also a member of a secret society called the Fabians who championed a wolf in sheep’s clothing as their “mascot” – something that further proves the malevolence associated with this agenda.

    Many people have trouble following all of this market manipulation, especially because everything being done is so erratic. But the elite’s actions are purposely chaotic because their sole intent is to destabilize.

    At the Dollar Vigilante we watch and follow the elite’s every move like hawks. It’s this kind of discipline that has allowed our senior analyst Ed Bugos to make phenomenal portfolio recommendations, some of which have earned over 4500%! Collectively, our overall holdings are up around 200% in the last year thanks to his expertise.

    It’s not too late to capitalize on this chaos though! In fact, we believe it’s just getting started.

    Subscribe to TDV to get up to date investment and geopolitical insights regularly.

    When you become a member, you’ll gain access to exclusive stock picks as well as a swath of invaluable information to help you and your family survive and prosper through these treacherous financial times.

    Our next issue is coming out this weekend and will be the last issue before the end of the Jubilee Year.  And, it will only get more chaotic from there.

    Make sure you have access to some of the best analysis in the world from TDV, the fastest growing financial newsletter in the world.

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    Warren Buffett Is the Latest Billionaire To Jump Ship From The Markets

    September 28th, 2016

    By Jeff Berwick.

     

    Right now the market is perceived to be so dangerous that it’s even chased the most fearless value investors to the sidelines.

    Just this evening, in the Presidential debate, Trump warned that the stock market was a bubble “about to pop”.

    Now, the bearish billionaire circle has grown even wider with the addition of Warren Buffett.

    The “Oracle of Omaha” as he’s known, currently has more money outside the markets than ever before in his five decades running Berkshire-Hathaway.

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    This is a striking fact considering that Buffett is very well known for his long-term investment strategy – an approach that requires one to constantly have most of their capital tied up in order to generate consistent returns.

    That’s right, as the S&P 500 is near record highs, Warren Buffet is more out of the market than he has ever been and waiting for a collapse.

    That the 86 year old has so much dry powder, shows his anticipation of a massive market crisis and quite possibly the biggest buying opportunity of his life. Just like us, Buffet is ready to survive and prosper through this calamity.

    And with asset prices at all time highs and CNBC and Fox business puppets still perpetuating the great recovery myth, you might expect all these smart money billionaires to be piling into stocks to ride the upside. Instead they obviously know the “goldilocks” recovery holds true to its name’s fairytale origin.

    They say “follow the smart money”… and Buffett is known as one of the smartest!

    And even more multi-billion dollar fund managers are coming out and warning.

    Tad Rivelle, the chief investment officer of TCW’s $195 billion investment fund, is yet another outspoken multi-billion dollar fund manager who’s expressed concern about the economy and monetary policy gone awry.

    Rivelle mentioned in a Bloomberg interview last week that he thinks it’s “Time to leave the dance floor” because, to paraphrase, corporate debt is piling up faster than income is increasing.

    In a note to investors Rivelle argued, “Face it: the central banking Emperors have no clothes.” he continued:

    “…The Fed could continue to use its printing press to falsify capital market signals, but to what end? When a central bank buys an asset with an electronically printed dollar, a “something for nothing” trade has taken place. Unless everything we understand about economics is plain wrong, the Fed cannot go on blithely adding printing press dollars to the system and expect no ill effects.”

    The letter continues:

    “Our counsel remains as it has been: avoid those assets that will be broken in the coming de-leveraging while keeping a ‘steady as she goes’ attitude towards the future purchase of those assets that will merely bend when the flood comes.”  

    He actually called the coming de-leveraging, “the flood”. Even the language of these top money people is biblical in nature.

    When we first began ringing the alarm bells about an impending financial crisis last summer, we were nearly the only ones doing it.  Then, month after month, some of the biggest names in money and finance have not only climbed aboard our bandwagon, but have practically stampeded past us.

    Now, we can barely keep up with the amount of people warning of impending doom.

    Last summer we made a call for subscribers that earned 4,500% in just three days by calling the market crash in late August correctly.

    And, our Senior Market Analyst, Ed Bugos, has just reissued a very similar play in an alert to Premium subscribers on September 16th.

    There is no guarantee we’ll make another 4,500% gain in a short amount of time, of course.  But it is virtually the exact same investment play we made last summer which made a fortune.

    And, that was before we had the likes of Soros, Trump, Rothschild, Jim Rogers and numerous other billionaires, also feeling the same way as us.

    We are now less than a week away from the end of the Jubilee Year and if our call is right, we could again make mind boggling returns in just the next few weeks or months.

    And, the best part about this type of an out-of-the-money shot is that you can put a small amount of money into it and possibly make large returns… and if it is wrong, you lose just a small amount of money.

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    Wells Fargo And Other Banks Now Just Outright Stealing Peoples Money

    September 14th, 2016

    Centuries ago banks actually stored real money (gold) and gave their customers paper receipts which made transferring and transporting easier.

    Then as time went by, banks just began storing currency. Unbacked fiat paper is not money.

    In those days the term “bank robbery” used to mean a man with a gun would come in and steal the currency from the bank.

    Now, in the 21st century, the term “bank robbery” has a completely different meaning.  Now, to quote the popular Russian turn of phrase, the bank robs you!

    What occurred in Cyprus in 2013, was the most overt form of daylight robbery.  Over the weekend the banks closed and upon reopening, anyone with substantial funds had approximately 50% less than they previously owned.

    Now, banks like Wells Fargo are just outright defrauding and stealing from people!

    Over the past week, the swindlers at Wells Fargo were caught engaging in questionable activity yet again and consequently their stock’s value has suffered. The shares took a dip as globalist Warren Buffet’s favorite bank, was fined $185 million for a series of fraudulent actions.

    According to reports, since 2011, bank employees have opened 1.5 million bank accounts and “applied” for 565,000 credit cards as well as opened false email accounts – none of which were authorized by their customers.

    Part of the fraud lies in the fact that these shady bank workers were transferring funds from customers’ existing accounts into newly created accounts unbeknownst to them, resulting in overdraft fees for insufficient funds in some cases. According to the New York Times, the bank’s employees were incentivized to partake in this illegal activity by compensation policies that rewarded them for opening new accounts. And since bankers never go to prison in the USSA, they must have figured, why not give it a shot?

    After all, the US is nothing like Iceland which jailed 29 banksters for their role in the 2008 crash.

    The director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or CFPB, (the agency presiding over the fining) Richard Cordray, made a statement saying in part that “unchecked incentives can lead to serious consumer harm and that is what happened here.”

    Of course the irony of this fiasco lies in the fact that the CFPB is part of the largest organized crime syndicate in the world, the United States government. Not only do these thugs steal around around $2 trillion dollars a year from their tax slaves, but the Pentagram also recently admitted that $6.5 trillion dollars was either “misplaced or stolen”. Even $6.5 million or billion is an egregious sum of money to lose, let alone $6.5 Trillion with a “T”.

    It was not long ago that we reported on the dubious actions of Deutsche Bank as they refused to make good on their obligations for delivery of physical gold to customers. Aside from that, the bank was also ordered to pay fines amounting to $257 million for doing business with countries under US sanctions at the time. These events have contributed to its poor stock prices, which have plummeted to their lowest levels in 30 years.

    What Deutsche Bank, Wells Fargo and other commercial banks have been caught for, looks like petty theft when compared to the atrocities committed by the central banks throughout history. In fact most people are not even aware that the value of their money is decreasing through the hidden tax called “inflation”.

    We are living in a centrally planned monetary system that it designed to slowly siphon away wealth from its participating victims. Vladimir Lenin knew this and was even quoted as saying, “The establishment of a central bank is 90% of communizing a nation”.

    So while many people complacently drink beer and watch football on their widescreen TVs they bought on layaway, their purchasing power and bank accounts are being ransacked by banksters like rats on a sinking ship.

    And sometimes, as with the Wells Fargo fraud, the banksters will steal from you and then make sure you know how easy it is for them to get away with their ill-gotten gains.

    As this Jubilee Year comes to an end, blatant and outright theft is becoming the order of the day.

    What is even crazier, is that they appear to be doing it shamelessly.

    It’s almost as if they want you to know just how bad things really are – and also to realize you can’t do anything about it. This is the same attitude they’ll take when the system completely collapses. You may be tempted to complain about your broker or your financial adviser, but doing so won’t get you very far.

    Yes, you’ll probably find plenty of evidence that you’ve been robbed in the middle of a final financial unraveling,  but it won’t matter.  The whole idea is to make you suffer while making it clear that there is nothing you can do about it.

    And this fraud is a good example of that.

    What has not been revealed publicly on mainstream television is the fact that Carrie Tolstedt, the executive who spearheaded and ran the group for years, was neither indicted nor penalized by the bank. In fact she walked away with a $120 million severance package. That’s right, she was rewarded for her wrongdoing.

    In fact, Stephen Gandel, a Wells Fargo spokesperson, said the timing of Tolstedt’s departure was a result of an apparently coincidental  “personal decision to retire after 27 years.” Nothing to see here.

    From a Fortune article:

    Tolstedt … is walking away from Wells Fargo with a very full bank account—and praise. In the July announcement of her exit, which made no mention of the soon-to-be-settled case, Wells Fargo’s CEO John Stumpf said Tolstedt had been one of the bank’s most important leaders and “a standard-bearer of our culture” and “a champion for our customers.

    As we reach the end of this financial and monetary system, the rats are just stealing as much as they can before the ship goes down.  It’s plain as day.

    In order to brave these rough waters and subsequent shipwrecks you’re going to need a flotation device. At TDV we provide you with the proverbial life-jacket you need to help keep your head above water through alternatives to traditional banking including offshore opportunities, investment in crypto-currencies and precious metals and mining stock analysis.

    Thanks to our legendary Senior Analyst Ed Bugos, so far in the last year our overall portfolio is up 200% with numerous call options and picks up over 1000%! You can join in on the profits too if you subscribe to our TDV newsletter here.

    The collapse of the financial system as we know it lies ominously on the horizon, but you don’t have to go it alone. When you subscribe, you gain access to a community of thousands of other like minded individuals who can also help you to survive and prosper through these turbulent times.

    Unlike Wells Fargo, we’re dedicated to building you up and guiding you,  not tearing you down and defrauding you!

    This is not the end of these shenanigans, it is only the beginning.  There is more fraud, theft, crisis and collapse to come.  Be prepared.

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    Jubilee Jolt: Dow Down 400, stock smashed in biggest drop since Brexit

    September 10th, 2016

     

    It was just two days ago that we wrote, “Gold Has Biggest One Day Rally Since Brexit as Elites Rush Into Gold”.

    Now, to end the week, US stocks had their biggest drop since Brexit on Friday.

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 394.46 points, or 2.1%, to 18085.45, and the S&P 500 declined 2.45%, while the Nasdaq Composite lost 2.5%.

    The media blamed concern over a potential 0.25% rate hike by the Federal Reserve at the upcoming September 20th-21st meeting.

    Federal funds futures, which are used by traders to place bets on central bank policy, on Friday showed a 24% chance of a US interest-rate rise in September, compared with an 18% chance as of Thursday.

    Eric Rosengren, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston said Friday that “a reasonable case can be made” for raising interest rates to avoid overheating the economy.

    Of course, no one asks, “how does an economy overheat”? An economy isn’t a cake. If an economy is “overheating” it would mean that trade is going well, profits are being made and capital accumulated. Why would one want to avoid “overheating” the economy?

    Well, the US and other Western monetary systems are run by a communist-style central planning agency that deems it necessary to manipulate interest rates and counterfeit money in response to the perceived “overheating” or “cooling”.

    It’s nonsense, of course. But in this communist-style system, ALL eyes and ears are focused on the politburo to see what our “wise leaders” have deemed is best for the rest of us plebs. And this is the case, yet again: The market has jitters that a rate hike of 0.25% could destroy the entire worldwide economy, monetary and financial system… a state of affairs that could never have happened without central planning.

    Even more sadly hilarious, is the fact that anyone could deem a system with nearly 50 million people on food stamps and nearly ⅓ of the entire public jobless as “overheating”.

    ARE WE IN FOR A MASSIVE CRASH THIS JUBILEE YEAR?

    The Jubilee Year ends on October 2nd. And based on our ongoing analysis, we said that 2016 would be highly volatile, and that all the building blocks – economic, military and political – would be put into place to advance global government significantly.

    We were right straight off the bat when January was the worst opening month for worldwide stock markets in history. Then, in June, with Brexit, we saw the continued fracturing of the EU (which we were the first to predict last year: “Eurozone Collapses, Borders Erected on Shemitah End Day”).

    And the day after Brexit came the worst one-day worldwide stock market drop in history. Exactly 7 years, 7 months, 7 weeks and 7 days since the Shemitah end-day crash in 2008.

    We’ve profited massively from our analysis, with the TDV newsletter’s Premium portfolio up 200% from a year ago.

    Our positions in gold & silver have done very well since the very first day of 2017.

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    Since the beginning of the year, gold has risen 24.9% and silver has skyrocketed 37.1%.

    And bitcoin has also risen nearly 9% since the start of September.

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    But the question is, will we see another massive crash by October 2nd, or soon after?

    There is no way to know for sure, of course. But I’ve said for months now that I expect September/October to be a very volatile and dangerous time in the markets. We’ll find out early next week if this drop on Friday carries through.

    Many of our subscribers have profited mightily this year from volatility, amidst political and military disruptions. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for most, who continue to live in fear, anticipating days like today.  Here is just one subscriber’s comments (from our “private subscriber’s only” Facebook group) on his gains from today alone.

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    To join our group of worldwide “vigilantes,” many of whom are happy to help you with any questions you may have, click here.

    Most people are worried sick this weekend after Friday’s market action.  But here at TDV we are all looking forward to Monday to see if the markets continue to drop in free fall.

    Even if it doesn’t, we are positioned to profit from the volatility which we expect to continue throughout this fall.  The months ahead will not be boring!

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    Brzezinski’s Ruse: American empire is dead, China and Russia take over

    September 3rd, 2016

     

    By Jeff Berwick.

     

    Zbigniew Brzezinski has written an article in The American Interest titled “Towards a Global Realignment” that has received a tremendous amount of attention on the internet, along with much gloating.

    Brzezinski is an architect of the world’s current military and economic disasters and as such he has plenty of enemies. With this article, they see him recanting his previous arrogance and vision of a worldwide US hegemony.

    In fact, in the alternative media, many champion his apparent admission as a huge win for the world and a huge defeat for imperialism.

    But it’s not. It is the exact opposite, as I’ll explain below.

    Certainly, anyone who cares about humanity and freedom would love to see the American Empire die.  It has been responsible for uncountable atrocities. And like many, I was surprised at first to learn that one of the world’s most evil men was “giving up.”

    But I’ve learned to never take devils like this at their word.

    Really? Now, Brzezinski just says he is giving up?  After a lifetime of building the American empire to the current monstrosity that it is?

    He’s not giving up.

    All he is doing – all they are doing (the ones who work with him) – is moving on to the next level of tyrannical, murderous empire. The next level will be a global empire.  A one world government empire.

    Brzezinski’s statement is just part of a larger strategy of thesis/antithesis/synthesis. In this case, Brzezinski used to provide the thesis as a co-leader of the elite, globalist Trilateral commission with David Rockefeller, but now he is providing the antithesis.

    Here, from his article:

    “As its era of global dominance ends, the United States needs to take the lead in realigning the global power architecture.

    Five basic verities regarding the emerging redistribution of global political power and the violent political awakening in the Middle East are signaling the coming of a new global realignment.

    The first of these verities is that the United States is still the world’s politically, economically, and militarily most powerful entity but, given complex geopolitical shifts in regional balances, it is no longer the globally imperial power.”

    This excerpt and others like it in the article have provided celebrations throughout the web. Some of the rejoicing involves an element of sophistication. These analyses begin to understand that a so-called climb-down is not a “defeat.”

    But others shout about it from the rooftops: “Look the Americans are going to stop killing everybody!  It’s over!”

    Russia and China feature strongly in this gloating – in both sophisticated and unsophisticated analyses. Brzezinski’s motive for  his “climb-down” is supposedly the threats that these two countries represent to US interests.

    Again, it is difficult to understand how any serious writer with access to the internet can take this interpretation of Russian and Chinese “threats” seriously.

    Take note of Putin.  Is he really the hero who is going to stop the US Empire?  Putin’s father was supposedly Stalin’s chauffer and Putin came to power under the watchful eye of US and Western bankers. Putin was an assistant to then-president Boris Yeltsin and served in various federal capacities in Moscow from 1996 to 1999.

    He came to Moscow as a Deputy Chief of the Presidential Property Management Department. By August 1999 he had become one of three First Deputy Prime Ministers.

    This is an extraordinary rise to power, one so quick that it is tempting to say his rise was preordained. In other words, the three-year federal career he enjoyed was a kind of formality designed to justify what had already been decided on, that he would be the next leader of Russia.  Quite similar to Obama’s sudden rise to power from a “community organizer”, whatever that is, to President of the US.

    It’s important to emphasize that Putin’s rise must have been engineered by Russia’s Western/US supervisors. Nothing that took place in Russia at that time could have occurred another way. Putin must have had CIA and City blessing.

    When it comes to the Chinese, the same sorts of assumptions can be made. There is a good chance, for instance, that China’s communist founder Mao was actually a member of Skull and Bones.

    Mao may have achieved this status by attending a Chinese branch of the Yale Divinity School. Though the US supposedly supported the “nationalists” when Mao was struggling to take power, a good argument can be made that, as before, Wall Street had already determined that communism would win.

    This is certainly what happened in Russia during the communist “revolution.” Jacob Schiff. Head of Kuhn, Loeb and Co., personally financed Trotsky’s trip from New York to Russia.

    Later on, as G. Edward Griffin shows in his great book, the Creature from Jekyll Island, Wall Street tycoons infiltrated Russia dressed as Red Cross workers and provided necessary funds to the Revolution in order to ensure its victory.

    The same thing happened before World War II, when Hitler’s rise to power was financed by American, British and Swiss industrialists and bankers including the Bush crime family.

    So close were the ties between Western corporations and Germany that it was not until the middle of the war that the Bush family was finally stripped of its German investments and forced to pay a significant fine.

    We have hundreds of years of evidence showing the world’s banking elites always are involved on both sides of major political, military and economic matters.

    Why on earth would anyone presenting a serious analysis of what’s going on today conclude that Brzezinski is actually worried about either China or Russia.

    He probably knows the leaders personally. Or better yet, he knows the heads of China’s wealthiest families, the ones that really run the country behind China’s façade of communism.

    China and Russia are part of the so-called BRICS, an entity named by a banker at Goldman Sachs. The SDR currency basket in which China is placing its yuan currency at the beginning of October is run by the Washington-controlled International Monetary Fund.

    We are supposed to believe that China intends to undermine the US economically. But if so, then the Western-based IMF is playing a major part in this undermining.

    As well, we are supposed to believe that Russia and China – huge countries that Western elites have always secretly supported and cultivated – intend to dispose of the dollar as soon as they can.

    It’s true to an extent.  The plan to destroy the US and the dollar to bring in a one world government is true… but it isn’t because of anything China and Russia, in particular, are doing.

    With his boss David Rockefeller, Brzezinksi formulated the geopolitical structure we live in today. They never had any intention of creating an environment where the US lorded over every nook and cranny of the larger world.

    The idea was to bring Russia and China along gradually until they were ready to shoulder a power sharing arrangement. Sound a lot like Orwell’s 1984? Well that’s no coincidence is it? Orwell ran in the same circles as the globalists.  This plan has been in the works for a good long while.

    What we’re looking at today is the shift from a mostly AngloAmerican tyranny to a one world, global government tyranny.

    Brzezinksi may sound like he’s giving up on “American empire” but in fact, he’s merely acknowledging the larger plan.

    He makes it sound like an apology and plenty of his chroniclers are falling for it. He’s an old man, and he must just love the attention! This is his “last laugh.” How he must be chuckling at the coverage.

    I should note as well that his apology is right on time – at the end of this Jubilee Year. He waited almost as long as he could to trigger his so-called confession.

    Look closely and you can see he’s not apologizing at all but declaring victory. He and David Rockefeller have accomplished exactly what they set out to do. They’ve created a phony tripartite world. What many don’t understand, though, is that London’s City is still in charge of it.

    Everything meshes with a larger, globalist strategy including the timing. As noted, they’re bringing the Chinese yuan into the IMF’s SDR basket the day before the end of the Jubilee.  The US empire is dying as intended – and right on time. A global one is on the rise.

    Did you think Brzezinski would just give up after he marched the ball all the way down the field to the one yard line? No, his article was a metaphorical spiking of the ball. And just as intended, most are interpreting his spike as a fumble.  It’s amazing how people fall for it time and time again.

    Ironically, Brzezinksi has spent his professional life practicing various kinds of subterfuge. In this his last and greatest achievement, he gets to position himself as a contrite individual who lost his way.

    Because most don’t understand what is really going on, they’ll come to the wrong conclusions. They’ll either gloat or perhaps some of them may feel a tiny bit of compassion for the man – who seemingly wasted  his life and now admits it.

    They’ll have to listen very hard for the ghostly chuckling, but believe me it’s there. I can hear it…

    And let me be clear on another point: This bastard will be chuckling from the grave. The game he is playing is a serious one. All you have to do is check the Georgia Guidestones to understand that, here.

    Don`t know what they are? Then take a look and read the first of the ten commandments inscribed on this miniature Stonehenge. Here it is:

    Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.

    Still inclined to feel sorry for Brzezinski? He’s not just a global manipulator, he’s part of a bunch that has in mind wiping out seven billion people sooner or later.

    Of course, the good news is that you’re reading this article and therefore you stop by here to take a look at our blog regularly or irregularly. I’d invite you to come by often for as students of Shemitah Trends and this now-finalizing Jubilee Year, we understand elite plans and timelines like almost no other publication.

    Our readers, especially those thousands who subscribe to our newsletter have benefited from our research and investment results. In fact, our Senior Analyst Ed Bugos has managed to triple our TDV portfolio in the last year.  Here’s a post from our private subscriber’s Facebook Group from yesterday:

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    We’re not fooled by people like Brzezinksi and their false statements of humility.  We understand the game here at TDV, from beginning to end. And where we’re not quite sure of the direction, we wait a while until we find the inevitable clue. They always talk too much and we’re very good at listening.

    As a result, we’ve had success helping our subscribers to prepare for what’s coming and to profit from it as well. As you can see, we don’t have the misconceptions of other publications and if you read us regularly, you won’t either.

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    Putin prepares for nuclear war just week after Germany prepares for attack

    September 1st, 2016

    By Jeff Berwick.

     

    Putin Prepares for Nuclear War Just Week After Germany Prepares for Attack - The Dollar Vigilante

     

    We have recently written about how Angela Merkel in Germany has encouraged her citizens to begin stockpiling food and provisions to protect themselves in the event of an “attack”.

    Since, in the last week, the US State Department has issued an updated travel warning for Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza strip as well as Turkey.

    And now, just this week, Russians are being awakened by the deafening noise of emergency war sirens as a simultaneous “military combat readiness check” took place for Russian soldiers from August 25th-31st according to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. Vladimir Putin ordered these readiness checks in the Southern, Western, and Central military districts.

    He is also moving naval vessels into key spots within the Black and Caspian Seas and has “combat alert” troops as well as aviation equipment positioned at strategic, tactical, airfields along the Ukrainian border, ready for the “containment of a crisis situation” to use his words.

    A Unian.info article highlights these moves by saying, “Fighter and bomber aircraft, as well as military transport and attack helicopters will carry out flights of between 500 to 2,500 kilometers” the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry reported.

    On the other side of the Ukrainian border, globalist puppet “Porky” Petro Poroshenko has also been putting his troops on high alert after Vladimir Putin recently accused Kiev of “using terrorist tactics to try to provoke a new conflict to destabilize Crimea”.

    As Poroshenko amassed $850 million in 2015 and became the only Ukrainian businessman to see his net worth increase that year, he promised the people of Ukraine he would “embed new traditions” and “sell his assets immediately after occupying the post”. He obviously never fulfilled this promise and the people have continued to suffer as they always do after the US and NATO bring “freedom” and “democracy” to a country.

    Putin knows that with NATO and the globalist elites propping up Ukraine, subverting Syria, and putting pressure on him, they are trying to back him and his allies into a corner in an effort to incite retaliation and chaos. In fact, prospects of a nuclear war are probable enough in Putin’s mind for him to start constructingscores of “nuclear proof” subterranean bunkers capable of withstanding atomic blasts.

    That Russia has been building these asylums under Moscow and the Ural Mountains since the cold war, shows longstanding preparation, but recent construction of more bunkers in conjunction with Russian air defense missiles being moved into Crimea, show that we could be on the precipice of a massive escalation of violence.

    Putin says that Russia needs to “strengthen its defenses as an aggressive NATO approaches”. Just what sort of “crisis” or “aggression” is the Russian President expecting? Does he really expect things to escalate into a nuclear war? This pattern of conflagration and war across eastern Europe and the Caucasus region is nothing new to us.

    We have watched as the Central Banking elites have used these incendiary war game tactics in an attempt to provoke armed conflict to further their agenda to consolidate global power and move toward world government.

    And, they have been using their mainstream media programming to deceive Westerners into thinking that Syrian president Bashar Al-assad has been using chemical weapons on his own people when in actuality it has been their globalist arbiters of war like Killary Clinton and Barack O’bomber undermining Assad’s regime by supplying these noxious weapons to the so called “Free Syrian Army”.

    While we don’t always agree with Donald Trump, one thing he said that we think is pretty accurate is “Obama is the founder of ISIS”. If by founder, Donald means supplier of weapons and materials then he is correct. We find it interesting that the terror group Al-Nusra formerly known as Al- Qaeda in Syria, works shoulder to shoulder with the US funded  “Free Syrian Army” .

    In war, the first thing to die is the truth.  (Just look at this actual State Department briefing… they aren’t even trying to hide that it is obviously lies and propaganda anymore)

    And what is occurring in Syria is no exception.

    And perhaps the most glaring untruth out there is a statement of omission.  Your average American has NO idea that any of this is even going on.  In fact, for the last week, all they’ve been upset about is that a football player didn’t stand up to their special song.

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    As we near the end day of the Jubilee Year on October 2nd, most of the world’s major armies appear to be positioned.  Even inside the US, Jade Helm never ended, it was just renamed UWEX and people have just gotten used to seeing tanks and other major military equipment being transported across the country.

    Russia is preparing for an attack.  Germany, too.  It makes sense for you to also.

    And the best preparation are the investments we have been recommending at TDV: gold, silver, cryptocurrencies and other hard assets.  Our portfolio has been the best performing portfolio we know of in the financial newsletter space over the last year, gaining 200%.

    And it’s because most aren’t paying attention to the big picture.  Most have no idea what is going on.  And, most certainly are not prepared.

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    Why I Left Canada and Became A Citizen of the Dominican Republic

    August 26th, 2016

    By Jeff Berwick.

     

    Why I Left Canada and Became a Citizen of the Dominican Republic - The Dollar Vigilante
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    It took nearly ten years but this morning I was sworn in as a citizen of the Dominican Republic.

    Many might ask, why would a Canadian citizen want to become a citizen of the Dominican Republic?The answer is actually quite long and lengthy.

    To begin with, as an anarcho-capitalist, I consider governments to be illegitimate and taxation to be theft.  However, the entire world, unfortunately, is covered in statism like a giant skin rash… and so, then, the next best option if you want to live somewhat of a normal life and be able to travel is to become a citizen of the best country that suits your personal needs.

    I was born in Canada but I would never say I am a “proud Canadian”.  The reason is that you cannot be proud of something you had nothing to do with.  I was just born there… and that made me a Canadian citizen. Apparently, I owed the government about half of whatever I make in my life for that “privilege”.

    There are certainly some things I love about the geographic region of Canada.  I’m a life long hockey fan which I consider to be the best sport in the world (along with Mixed Martial Arts)… and Canada is ALL about hockey.  It could be dead in the heat of summer (which lasts about six weeks and all anyone talks about is hockey).  And, there are plenty of other things to like about Canada too.  But given the high level of socialism/statism and the incredibly cold temperatures, it definitely wasn’t enough to make me want to give up half my life earnings just to stay there.

    Plus, after having traveled to about 100 countries and having lived in many of them, I know that life almost anywhere else is often just as good or, in many cases, much better than in Canada.

    So, that explains why I wanted to look for a new country/government to own me.

    If you are going to be owned by someone, the next best thing to do is to choose the best owner!

    If you have millions of dollars, finding a good owner is quite easy.  Many billionaires have moved to and become citizens of low-tax Singapore for this reason.  There are other countries which are even better and have 0% income tax, but almost all require an investment of at least $500,000 and most are well over $1 million.

    At the time, when I began shopping for a new owner in 2006, that amount of money was out of my budget.

    The Dominican Republic (DR), back then, had a two year residency that would lead to citizenship.  And, the costs weren’t too much.  So I jumped at it.

    But, just as my two year residency was coming up the DR government changed it to three years.  “OK, I can wait another year,” I thought.

    Then when the three years was nearly up they changed it to four… then five… then seven, and now eight!

    I just reached the eighth year of residency last year and finally, I was eligible to be a citizen!  I applied over a year ago and as of just today I am finally a citizen of the DR.  A total of nearly ten years!

    Around Year 5 of the process, I asked my lawyers at one of the top legal firms on the island, why they kept making it harder and harder to become a citizen.  Their answer, “The US government is putting pressure on us and most other countries to make it harder to become a citizen.”  (Note: this has occurred in almost every country in the world… which has caused countless problems for those trying to attain a second citizenship… it is getting nearly impossible.)

    Now, why would the US government do that?  The answer is simple.  The US government has become one of the most tyrannical and money-thirsty governments in the world.  Every quarter, new records are broken of Americans renouncing their citizenship.  Even corporations are leaving the US en masse, due to the US now having the highest corporate tax rate in the world.

    And the US isn’t far behind on personal income tax, with people in certain states in the US paying more than 50% income tax.  And that’s before all the other hundreds of taxes including property tax, capital gains tax, dividends tax, food tax, liquor tax, cigarette tax; they even tax you when you die in the US… it’s called the “estate tax”.

    At the end of it, some Americans are likely being taxed at a true rate of upwards of 70%.  100% is communism: So, the US is now 70% communist.  Nearly full commie.  Never go full commie!

    As for Canada, it is similar.  A report came out just today entitled, “Study: Canadians spend more on taxes than basic needs“.

    It stated, “Last year, Canadian families spent more than 42% of their income on taxes and 38% on food, shelter and clothing combined.”

    And it went on to say:

    Since 1961, “taxes have grown much more rapidly than any other single expenditure for the average Canadian family,” the report states. Taxes have increased by 1,939% in that timeframe, while the amount spent on housing has gone up by 1,425%, clothing by 746%, and food by 645%.

    To compare, the top tax rate in the DR is 25%.  That is still 25% too high, in my opinion, but you are only taxed on money made in the DR.  For someone like me who makes his income outside of the DR, I therefore have a 0% income tax rate.

    As well, the DR is not involved in terrorist activity, like Canada and the US.  The DR has not been bombing men, women and children in Libya nor Syria… it’s just nice not to be in any way involved with those acts of murder.

    And, in my 10 years of residency in the DR, although I have spent the vast majority of my time across the world, I have actually really grown to love the culture and people.

    Racism barely exists in the DR as Dominicans have complexions from the blackest black to the whitest white and they all seem to get along perfectly well. And, others have noticed too.  There were nearly 100 other people sworn in with me today and I believe over 40 nationalities were represented, including the US, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, Russia and many more.

    Perhaps the icing on the cake is that the DR is a small country.  You can, very easily, and very quickly get top level connections and I have already gotten those. Through various people I know, I already have connections to most of the top levels of government people.  In fact, just today, I sent off some copies of The Market For Liberty (the Spanish translated version done by my friend Jorge Trucco) to various high level government officials.

    Apparently, they are open to ideas on how to improve life in the DR (that’s pretty rare for government people) and are open to these ideas of free markets. So, for all of the reasons above I have happily become a citizen of the Dominican Republic, a place that treats me quite a bit better than the place I was born.

    And, in our next issue of the TDV newsletter (see more here), I’ll tell subscribers some tips on getting DR residency and citizenship that I have learned over the last decade. (You can get it done in less than a year… but you have to be open to being creative!).

    In the meantime, Canada, you can keep all your socialism, regulations, police state, government “medical care” that nearly killed my Mom, taxes and wars. I’ll still enjoy watching hockey, but it’ll be on a flat screen TV either on the beach in Anarchapulco or on the beach in the DR.

    Adios!

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