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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Is Another Recession in the Cards? Bonus for 2nd Amendment Advocates


Poor Man Survival

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When we were at peace, Democrats wanted to raise taxes.
Now there's a war, so Democrats want to raise taxes.
When there was a surplus, Democrats wanted to raise taxes.
Now that there is a mild recession, Democrats want to raise taxes.

- Ann Coulter


In the modern history of the US economy over the past seven decades, the longest period of time the country has gone without a recession was 10 years.

Since the end of World War II there have been 11 recessions in the United States of America, so the average time in between recessions is 6 years and 5 months.

The average length of recession was 336 days; the longest recession in modern history was 18 months in 2008-2009, and the shortest was 6 months in 1980.

And whenever a recession hits, the all-knowing, all-powerful Federal Reserve attempts to stimulate the economy by cutting interest rates, typically multiple times.

The smallest interest rate cut was 2.03% during the 1990-1991 recession.

The largest interest rate cut during a recession was 9.84% during the 1981-1982 recession.

The average interest rate cut during a recession is 4.03% based on sixty years of Federal Reserve data.

In fact in every single recession in modern US history, interest rates were always MUCH lower at the end of the recession than they were at the beginning.

So if historical averages are any indicator, the next recession should begin some time between now and mid-2019, with an interest rate cut of 2% to 4%, presuming it’s just a mild to average recession.

This isn’t some wild fantasy.

Even the government’s own Congressional Budget Office recently revised its projections, stating that America’s prodigious (and rapidly growing) $19.5 trillion national debt “blunts” the prospect for meaningful economic growth.

Now, here’s the problem–

Interest rates right now are at historic lows. The effective Federal Funds Rate as of the first of this month was just 0.29%.

So unless the Fed raises rates by a LOT, and does so VERY quickly, the United States is virtually guaranteed negative interest rates in the next recession.

Negative rates, of course, are almost invariably accompanied by capital controls– legal restrictions to trap savings in a failed financial system.

We’re already seeing early signs of capital controls in Europe and Japan where interest rates are already negative.

European depositors suffer bank withdrawal restrictions, plus there’s strong momentum to ban physical cash (the natural remedy of negative interest rates).

This is just the beginning. And as anyone who has lived under capital controls can attest, they are destructive to your savings and standard of living.

Unfortunately negative interest rates are the most likely course of action.

Because if the Fed actually does start raising interest rates beyond some ceremonial 0.5% to 0.75% range in 2016 or 2017, they risk destabilizing the entre system.

Higher interest rates mean asset prices will fall, including real estate, stocks, and bonds.

That’s a huge problem for the Fed, which owns trillions of dollars worth of bonds and real estate securities.

In addition, the Fed is extremely leveraged, with capital of less than 1% of its total balance sheet.

So if asset prices fall by just 1% after the Fed raises interest rates, they will become insolvent.

It’s hard to even imagine the fallout and consequences of the world’s most important central bank going bust.

Higher rates also risk bankrupting the federal government, which is already borrowing record amounts of money just to pay interest on what they’ve already borrowed.

Plus, higher rates may slow down the US economy where both productivity and GDP growth have ground to a halt, even now when interest rates are at historic lows.

Talk about a rock and a hard place.

If the Fed raises rates significantly they will create all sorts of financial catastrophes, including engineering its own insolvency and stoking a recession that they’re trying to prevent.

But if they don’t raise rates then they’ll be forced to implement negative interest rates in the next recession.

This isn’t some far-fetched prediction, simply a common sense view of publicly available data and modern financial history.

Simon Black




Postscript & Bonus



The Real War is on You! 

America’s various phony “wars” – the War on Poverty, the War on Drugs, the War on Terror – through a new lens. They have peculiar characteristics not common to real wars:

They can’t be won. Poverty… drugs… terrorists – they will always be with us.

The “enemy” draws strength from the war. You pay people to be poor; you have more poor people. You make drugs illegal; profits go up for criminal drug dealers.

They create new corrupt public-private industries.

Combatants on both sides benefit; the innocent public loses.

Because according to an official report leaked out by the Department of Homeland Security, 2nd Amendment advocates are at the top of the "new terrorist list"
(See full details in this report

I prefer to think of us Americans who love liberty and are sick and tired of the growing number of unconstitutional government initiatives as "new patriots" and it's our DUTY to protect our freedom - so here's...

How To Beat The DHS "Gun-Spying" Program...

1. Don't Trust Your Gun Store

I know a lot of gun store owners and they're some of the most trustworthy patriots on the planet... but don't expect them to go to jail protecting you.

The government's federal firearms bureau (BATF) has targeted gun dealers, forcing them to virtually "spy" on their customers by reporting on:

  • Submit reports on customers who purchase 2 or more pistols or semi-automatic rifles...

  • Notify BATF of anyone who frequently buys high-powered rifles; and...

  • Provide all sales records "on demand" of ANYONE who has purchased a semi-automatic rifle!

The government has already used this information to conduct home visits to inspect firearms and further investigate potential "threats".

Bottom line... know what they're looking for and avoid purchasing firearms in a way that will raise a "red flag".

2.  Become A "Digital Ghost"

All cell phones are required to now have GPS tracking installed in order to allow the National Alert System to send geographically-targeted public safety alerts.

Because of the geographical positioning of your phone, that also means that that the government has the ability to track your every move as long as your phone is in use.

How often you visit a gun store... go to the gun range... how long you stay... all available with the click of an agent's computer keys.

Your only option for opting out of this program is to turn your phone off - so do exactly that when you're taking part in these "red flag" activities the government is labeling potential "domestic terrorist warnings".

3.  Safeguard Your Public Projection

As invasive as the government's new age of technology can be, your biggest threat to your freedom isn't from Big Brother...

... your biggest threat is your tattle-tale NEIGHBOR!

The watchful eye of the government can't be everywhere so they've enlisted the help of our own citizens - turning us against each other with the "See Something - Say Something" program that literally REWARDS people for turning in "suspicious activity".

Take a look at your home... your vehicle... even the way you dress... and honestly admit if you come off as an "gun nut" to others.

Don't brag about your gun collection... how great you are at reloading your own bullets... or how much ammo you have stocked away.

Being labeled as an "extremist" is - in my opinion - is one of the biggest threats we face in our role as "new world patriots" - a new class of "Minute Man" (and woman) charged with the role of protecting our rights.

It starts with watching your own behind... and avoid being the "red flag" on your block.

Start by reading my free report, "The Death Of Freedom" where I share the steps you need to take NOW to protect your privacy and safeguard your rights.

I go into deep detail about what this is and how to protect yourself in this free guide, "The Death Of Freedom: 7 Keys To Survive The Coming Police State"  

Jeff Anderson   


MCS Magazine


Yours for another revolution,

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’


Additional Resources

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The Prepper’s Blueprint: The Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Through Any Disaster

Prepper’s Home Defense: Security Strategies to Protect Your Family by Any Means Necessary

Contact! A Tactical Manual for Post Collapse Survival



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