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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

If Biden/Socialists Get Elected-Hard Times Ahead


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Buy Lots Of Food And Store It Some Place Safe, Because Very Difficult Times Are Approaching


I’m just going to be very blunt with you.  Things have already gotten quite crazy, but they are going to get even crazier.  Global food supplies have already gotten tight, but they are going to get even tighter.

  When even the UN starts using the word Biblical to describe the famine that the world is facing, that is a sign that the hour is very late.  Thankfully, we are not facing famine in the short-term here in the United States, but “temporary shortages” of certain items have already been popping up, and food prices are aggressively shooting higher.  Earlier today my wife stopped by the grocery store to pick up a couple of things, and one particular item that used to cost about 12 dollars was now 20 dollars instead. 

But thanks to the Federal Reserve, this is about as low as food prices are going to get.  The Fed seems absolutely determined to crank up inflation, and that is going to have very serious implications during the times that are ahead.  Right now we have a window of opportunity before the next wave of trouble comes along, and I would greatly encourage you to use this window of opportunity to buy lots of food and store it some place safe.

Some people seem to think that if they have stored up a couple months worth of food that they will be just fine.

Unfortunately, that is not the reality of what we are facing.  The truth is that you should have enough food to feed every single person in your household for an extended period of time, and many of you will need much more than that.  Because when things get really crazy, many of the friends, neighbors and extended family members that neglected to prepare will come knocking on your door asking for help.

There are some people that would turn away those friends, neighbors and extended family members, but I couldn’t do that.  Yes, they are at fault for refusing to get prepared, but I just couldn’t turn them out into the street.

If you also plan to assist those around you that are in need, that just makes your job even bigger.  In the end, there is a limit to what any of us can do, and so we will do what we can with what we have and we will leave the rest to God.

The overwhelming demand that we are witnessing at food banks around the nation right now gives us some clues about what we can expect as economic conditions get even worse.  In Alameda County, vehicles are lining up as early as 7am just to get a little bit of food from the local food banks…

“They start lining up as early as seven in the morning and this will run for six straight hours” said Altfest.

Hundreds of cars slowly snake their way through the parking lot across from the Acura dealership on Interstate 880. Folks from all walks of life driving everything from Toyota’s, BMW’s, to Mercedes, all coming to get food. Folks are grateful for the charity.

When I read that quote from a local CBS news report, it struck me that it sounded almost exactly like what Heidi Baker said when she saw people waiting in line to get food…

And I saw all these people and they had beautiful cars, 4 by 4’s and Lexus, Mercedez, BMW’s, Toyotas. There they were with fancy shiny cars, but they were standing in line.

On the east coast we are seeing similar things happen.

In fact, there was a quarter-mile line at the break of dawn at a food bank in Queens on Saturday

The line stretched a quarter-mile before the sun was barely up Saturday, snaking around corners like bread lines in the 1930s. But the hungry in Queens are today’s New Yorkers, left jobless by the coronavirus.

Until the pandemic struck the city, La Jornada food pantry used to hand out groceries to roughly 1,000 families a week. Now, the figure tops 10,000. And volunteers serve lunch every day to 1,000 — many of them kids with growling stomachs. Across the five boroughs, the hungry number in the hundreds of thousands, the Food Bank of New York estimates.

I found it quite interesting that the New York Post is comparing what is happening now to the “bread lines in the 1930s”.

This is the reality of what we are facing people.  So many people are already in desperate need, and this “perfect storm” is just getting started.

In the Richmond, Virginia area things are even worse.  According to one recent report, vehicles have been lining up at one food bank “as early as six hours” before it opens…

Every Friday, cars line up as early as six hours before the food bank on Iron Bridge Road opens the drive-thru. At noon, the first 20 cars or so are allowed to park in the parking lot where they wait another three hours. Once 3 p.m. hits, the operation begins with a slew of volunteers working in the warehouse to fill grocery carts with fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, meat, prepared foods and nonperishable items.

Can you imagine sitting in your vehicle for six hours waiting for a food bank to open?

This is how desperate some people in America have already become.

And as I noted at the beginning of this article, the United Nations is using the word “biblical” to describe the famine and starvation that are coming all around the world.  The following comes from CNBC

Famines of “biblical proportions” are becoming a serious risk as the coronavirus crisis threatens to double the number of people nearing starvation, a U.N. body has warned.

In projections released Tuesday, the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) predicted that the number of people facing “acute food insecurity” stood to rise to 265 million by the end of this year, up from 135 million in 2019.

I don’t know about you, but I find that warning to be quite sobering.

In a “worst-case scenario”, the UN projects that …nearly one-tenth of the world won’t have enough to eat.

Initial United Nations forecasts show that in a worst-case scenario, about a tenth of the world’s population won’t have enough to eat this year. The impact will go beyond just hunger as millions more are also likely to experience other forms of food insecurity, including not being able to afford healthy diets, which can lead to malnutrition and obesity.

Sadly, even though we have already seen so many crazy things happen in 2020, most Americans are still not prepping.

And so when things really start to unravel in a major way, most of them are going to be short on food and supplies very rapidly.

The other day I was interviewed by Dr. Steve Greene, and we discussed some of the reasons why the troubles that we have experienced so far are just the tip of the iceberg.

So much more is coming, but most people don’t want to hear that.

Most Americans still want to believe that the future is going to be just wonderful, and so they see absolutely no need to prepare for the chaotic times that are approaching.

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You can have all the survival food in the world…

But, if you don’t have a way to cook it, you’re up the creek without a paddle.

This is why I have multiple ways to cook my family’s food storage in the event the grid is down and there’s no power.

I want to share these ways with you today, so you too can have plenty of backup options.

The first and easiest way to cook your survival food is using a propane stove.

I actually own three propane camp stoves.

I own the Coleman Single-Burner propane stove that is lightweight and easy to carry around.

I own a Stansport propane stove, which is still relatively portable.

And then I own one of the large Camp Chef stoves that weighs a million pounds.

Of course, I have plenty of propane too, both the 20-gallon tanks and small green canisters.

The next way I cook my survival food is over a fire.

I have a portable fire pit with grate in my backyard.

I can throw some logs on the fire and boil water, cook food, and whatever else I need to do.

The fire pit didn’t cost that much, only about $60 at Home Depot.

And finally, I have generators.

I have a solar generator.

A propane generator.

And a gas generator.

I have an electric “hot plate stove” that my generators can easily power.

I just plug the hot plate into my generator and can cook food as if I had normal electricity.

So, there you have it…

Plenty of ways to cook your survival food when the lights go out.





There Are Still Some Shortages of Flour At The Grocery Store, But Your Pantry May Have Some Flours You Simply Haven’t Seen.

 An old pioneer method for making flour was to use a hand-cranked flour mill to grind wheat grains into flour. That works. But a flour mill can turn lots of things into flour, from beans or rice to acorns and amaranth seeds.

 And you don’t need a flour mill to do it. A food processor can convert a lot of things into dust, from corn flakes to chickpeas. That’s essentially what defines any flour—something pulverized to dust...

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Ever since the great financial crisis of 2008, the big question has been: What will the ultimate outcome be from all this money printing and Fed interventionism? Will it be another deflationary collapse — or an inflationary storm?

Some 12 years later… we finally have our answer… it will be an inflationary storm.

Last week, the Fed announced that:

  • It is changing its inflationary target from 2% to an average of 2% (meaning inflation could overshoot to the upside).
  • It was comfortable with inflation going as high as 3% as long as it does so at a manageable rate.

Remember, this is the Fed we are talking about, not some gold bug. So, the mere fact that the Fed is even suggesting that it is OK with higher rates of inflation has systemic implications.

  • When asked about the spread of misinformation, 83% of respondents said it is a major problem in today’s society.

Read more about how Americans feel about data and elections here and COVID-19 here.


Hackers linked to the Communist regime in China are once again targeting American military and security networks, according to a warning from the National Security Agency this week.

The warning comes just weeks ahead of Election Day which will either see President Donald Trump, who has been harder on China than any U.S. president in decades, reelected, or replaced by former Vice President Joe Biden, someone widely viewed as being too soft on Beijing because he and his son are financially compromised by the regime there.

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Your phone also has special functions like digital compasses, levels, and even the tiny flashlight that can be the difference between life or death in a crisis.

Your phone is that important, and should not be overlooked as an essential survival device.

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Monday, October 26, 2020

Taking back control-- one small step at a time


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Taking back control-- one small step at a time

At the height of World War II, when American soldiers were on the front lines in Europe and the Pacific battling for the very survival of civilization, life back home was starting to feel pretty bleak.

The psychological toll alone was severe.

Countless families had a husband, father, brother, or son fighting in the war, so people worried about their loved ones’ safety on a daily basis.

And just about everyone stressed about the outcome of the war and prayed that the Nazis didn’t overwhelm Allied forces.

On top of the mental stress, resources were scarce. Every spare scrap of food, lumber, and metal was shipped off to the troops, and the government started rationing supplies back home.

Meat, milk, butter, sugar, gasoline, etc. were all strictly rationed, and people had to stand in line, tired, stressed, and worried, to receive their weekly allotment.

Bear in mind this was right after the Great Depression; people had spent the last decade barely surviving. Yet when the war broke out, life became even more overwhelming.

But when just about everything seemed out of control, some people started taking matters into their own hands.

Little by little, Americans started planting ‘Victory Gardens’.

They transformed city parks, suburban lawns, and even windowsills into food plots. And before long, roughly one third of all vegetables consumed in the United States came from these Victory Gardens.

Sure, it was helpful for the war effort so that more food could be shipped to the front lines.

But Victory Gardens became a huge boost to the people’s morale and individual sanity. A Victory Garden was a way to take back control.

You couldn’t control Hitler. You couldn’t control the economy. But you could plant a seed, water it, and with a tiny bit of effort, create food… something that would bring real benefit to you, your family, and your community.

Today, it’s pretty obvious that the world is entering a critical period that will present enormous challenges.

We’re grappling with extreme economic uncertainty. Government debt is skyrocketing everywhere. Central banks are printing money without any sense of control or limitation.

Tens of millions of people are unemployed, with 68% of CEOs recently saying they expect to either lay off more people, or not hire any new workers.

We continue to experience a global pandemic that will not disappear no matter how Draconian government lockdown measures become.

We have constant social conflict-- rioting, violence, and an absurd level of polarization that keeps people at each other’s throats.

2020 has definitely made a lot of people feel like giving up… or at least want to go into hibernation and say, “Wake me up when this is all over… and everything goes back to normal.”

‘Normal’ is probably not going to happen.

The reality I think everyone needs to prepare for is that this is not going to end… not for a long, long time.

The economic consequences, for example, haven’t even really begun yet; we will be paying for the cost of these trillions of dollars worth of bailouts for years, potentially decades to come.

And the political and social turmoil is only in its opening movements; the crescendo is likely years away-- anyone who thinks the peaceful protesters and Twitter mob are going to lay down their torches and go away anytime soon is fooling themselves.

It’s normal to feel frustrated. Even nervous or scared. But giving up is simply not an option.

Just like people back home during World War II, even doing small things to take back control-- like Victory Gardens-- proved to be enormously beneficial.

Now, I’m not talking about literally growing food… although there’s never any downside in doing so. Being able to produce even a small portion of your own food supply is a very powerful feeling.

What I’m really talking about are small steps to increase your independence.

For example, having some gold and silver locked away in a safe that you control means that you have a form of emergency savings that’s protected from inflation, or any potential problems in the banking system.

Additionally, a second passport means you have at least one other option outside your home country to live, work, and raise a family. It means one single country does not hold total control over your ability to travel.

When you start adding up all the different ways to take your power back, you find almost infinite combinations of possibilities.

Of the 200 or so countries on earth, you have dozens to choose from for a second residency or citizenship.

And many countries offer various ways to gain citizenship based on ancestry, naturalization, investment, marriage, adoption, etc.

Likewise, gold and silver certainly aren’t the only ways to store wealth. There is land, art, wine, watches, or even collectible firearms.

Again, there are vast permutations of choices; you even have options within options.

For example, if you choose to buy precious metals, you could choose between bullion or rare coins. At-home storage, or a secure facility overseas. Physical metal versus ‘tokenized’ gold.

Another example is doing small things to reduce your taxes-- like maximizing retirement contributions, setting up a more robust retirement plan, or investing in an opportunity zone.

There is no one size fits all solution to take your power back; every individual has different goals, constraints, and a unique set of circumstances.

And that’s a good thing. Individual choice is why humans have always overcome the most extreme challenges, and why we always emerge stronger, more prosperous than ever.

To your freedom,



Simon Black,





The issue of censorship by major tech companies is a precarious one, and I'm becoming increasingly suspicious of the nature of the debate. There are some complexities, but it can be boiled down to this:

Big tech social media conglomerates argue that their websites are like any other private business and that they are protected from government interference by the Constitution. In other words, they have a right to platform or deplatform anyone they choose. Of course, they have decided that the people they want to deplatform most are conservatives and anyone else who disagrees with hard left ideologies such as social justice movements or the handling of the pandemic situation. Statements or comments that run contrary to leftist philosophies are simply labeled "hate speech" or "conspiracy theory" and erased.

The public has been led to believe that government and corporations are separate tools that can be used to keep each side in check. This is a lie. Big government and big corporations have always worked together while pretending to be disconnected, and this needs to stop if we are to ever defuse the political time bomb we now face.

Today, certain corporations continue to enjoy government protections while also enjoying government welfare. Meaning, these companies get a legal shield while also getting the advantage of tax incentives and taxpayer dollars.

For example, Google (Alphabet and YouTube) has long received huge tax breaks as well as rarely if ever being forced to pay for the massive bandwidth the company uses. In fact, YouTube was facing bandwidth affordability issues, but when it was purchased by Alphabet and Google it no longer had to worry about — Google gets over 21 times more bandwidth than it actually pays for.

The same rules apply to companies like Twitter, Facebook, Netflix, Apple, etc. All of them enjoy extensive tax breaks as well as cheap bandwidth that makes it impossible for small and medium-sized businesses to compete, even if they operate on a superior model or have superior ideas. Many times the corporations pay no taxes whatsoever while smaller businesses are crippled by overt payments.


Joe Biden Listed as Criminal Suspect in Ukrainian Court

Biden, the presumptive Democratic president nominee, has been formally listed in a criminal case for the crime of firing Ukraine’s former prosecutor General Viktor Shokin in exchange for dropping an investigation into his son, Hunter.

The People’s Republic of China — a rogue state by virtually any definition, the chief rival of the United States internationally, and an enemy of liberty around the world — is gaining ground in our real-estate market and our media industry.

To allow them to get so close to the heart of America is a mistake of potentially world-changing proportions!

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

The Slow Venezuelization of America


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Is this the ‘least’ important election ever?

The New York Times, the ‘paper of record,’ recently wrote a piece called, “Venezuela, Once an Oil Giant, Reaches the End of an Era.”

The article, though 1,800+ words long, mentions only in passing the country’s “gross mismanagement” of the economy, instead placing much of the focus on the impact of U.S. sanctions. Though indeed the U.S. sanctions were undoubtedly devastating, the Venezuelan government, which has micro-managed its economy into oblivion, hasn’t done its country many favors.

Widespread political corruption, seizure of businesses, and driving out anything with a whiff of private enterprise certainly played no small part in turning the once-wealthy nation into South America’s “Hey, at least we’re not [fill in the blank].”

Hyperinflation, price controls, and barely symbolic minimum wage raises: “It’s a repeat of the never-ending cycle that we’ve been entrapped for so many years now,” says Venezuelan Christian K. Caruzo, “except now it comes with a twist: The ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has disrupted everyone’s lives and has greatly exacerbated those three heads of the socialist hydra.

“The added novelty,” Caruzo adds, “if it can be called that, is that the mandatory masks visually cover your astonishment (or lack thereof) when something you bought last week is suddenly twice as expensive.”

But, as they say…

If you can’t convince someone of their mistakes, make very similar mistakes, but double down X1,000 and really show ‘em how it’s done.

(Or something like that.)

The Slow Venezuelization of America 

“Yesterday,” our macro maven Graham Summers pointed out, “the U.S. PPI and Core PPI (two key metrics of inflation) recorded a 0.4% increase in inflation for the month of September. This sounds like a very small move until you consider that it was largely due to just one component (food inflation) surging 1.2% over the same time period.”

Even 1.2%, to the untrained eye, doesn’t sound like a big deal in the grand scheme, especially given what’s happening elsewhere in the world.

(Unless, of course, you’re already finding it difficult to put food on the table… which is, of course, tragically, true for millions of Americans.)

Whatever the case, this trend, Graham says, should be on everyone’s radar.

“Because,” he writes, “according to the Fed’s own research, food inflation is the single best predictor of future inflation in the U.S. And a 1.2% increase in a single month for food prices across the board (not just one area like meat or dairy) is a BIG deal.”

Point blank: “higher inflation is seeping into the financial system.”

Despite what it looks like on the surface, the markets aren’t completely asleep at the wheel.

“Which is why,” Graham points out, “gold has erupted higher against every major currency (the $USD, the Euro, the Swiss Franc, and the Japanese Yen).”

And why wouldn’t it? “After all, central banks and policy makers have gone NUCLEAR in their money printing in the last six months.”

One strangely-worded CNBC headline from August says it all: 

The Least Important Election… Ever?

Along this vein, John Rubino of the Dollar Collapse blog recently penned a piece on why he believes the upcoming election is the least important election of our lifetimes.

Of course, 99.99% of those who read it will vehemently disagree -- so much so, it could even spark another one of those screamy TikTok videos -- but Rubino’s point was this:

No matter who gets into office, we’ll be faced with financial turmoil on a level beyond what can reasonably be controlled, let alone turned on its heels in four years.

“The pandemic,” he wrote, “turbocharged a process of hyper-financialization that was already underway, and now whoever is in charge next will have no choice but to keep bailing out everything in sight with tens of trillions of newly created dollars.

“This,” Rubino suspects, “will shift the pressure from bankrupt states and insolvent companies to the currency. Prices will start to rise as the dollar falls. And the fears of today’s voters will seem in retrospect like quaint fantasies from a simpler and embarrassingly na├»ve time.”

And that’s when the true “Venezuelization” of America could occur.

Right or wrong…

You might find the conclusion of Rubino’s piece a tad more agreeable than the premise:

“Buy Gold”

We can’t predict the future. But whatever happens, you’re never without options. There are a few time-tested ways to protect yourself from any potential fallout.

One of them, of which we have long made the case, is gold.

Furthermore, our friends at the Hard Assets Alliance have long held the “skeleton key” for any investor looking for safe and simple exposure to precious metals.

All aboard the Biden Venezuela Express to socialist disaster…

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Bombshell videos reveal why Biden, Obama may 'hang for treason'

According to numerous firsthand sources and witnesses, a treasure trove of audio, video and photographic evidence exists that reveals Obama, Clinton, Brennan and Biden to be complicit in outright treason against America.

These traitors ran a multi-billion dollar payoff and bribery operation with Iran, staged the fake killing of Osama Bin Laden, then had the entire Seal Team Six that carried out the Bin Laden raid executed in a staged accident to cover up their own crimes.

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Former Twitter CEO says capitalists will be the first to be shot in the revolution

The CEO of the digital currency exchange Coinbase recently banned politics at work, and he offered generous severance packages to anyone who didn’t like that decision.

But the former CEO of Twitter from 2010-2015, Dick Costelo, thinks staying out of politics deserves a death sentence.

Costelo, apparently a recovering capitalist, tweeted: “Me-first capitalists who think you can separate society from business are going to be the first people lined up against the wall and shot in the revolution. I’ll happily provide video commentary.”

This is what these woke Bolsheviks stand for-- death to infidels, burn the witches, off with their bourgeois heads!

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