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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

More ‘Helicopter’ Cash and Hyperinflation?


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More ‘Helicopter’ Cash and Hyperinflation?

You and I both know an economic collapse is right around the corner…

And that the government is giving handouts like never before.

In early March, “Venezuela’s central bank said… it would introduce a bank note worth 1 million bolivars,” Reuters says.

How long before that happens in America?

Printing the bank note comes after “years of incessant hyperinflation [that] continue to batter the value of the crisis-stricken South American country’s currency.

“The new bank note will be worth just 52 U.S. cents at the current official exchange rate,” Reuters says. Or as one Twitter user puts it, 1 million bolivars can buy one liter of tomatoes at the local market.

As if that’s not stunning enough, “according to the central bank… interannual inflation was running at 2,665% as of January.” Which is down considerably from the height of inflation in 2018 — a stomach-dropping 65,000%.

Meanwhile, central bankers in D.C. changed course in 2020…its policy changed from printing money and handing it to Wall Street to the old ‘helicopter’ money ways of showering cash in the form of direct payments to citizens.

Though temporary in nature,  it’s unlikely bureaucrats will be challenged to stop what they’ve started. This week many students got government checks for $112…Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund emergency grant in the amount of $112.


Direct payments to citizens undermine free markets and the dollar [something our domestic socialists and Communist China desire].  As I’ve written before, full socialism in the United States isn’t far off as Congress borrows additional trillions as Covid relief turns into universal basic income.

The U.S. must roll $7.7 TRILLION in debt this year alone…the Biden Admin will be counting on the Fed to buy/finance this debt.  As a result, we see:

 We continue to see dramatic demand for physical silver silver coinsbars, and rounds -- and a tremendous inflow of new precious metals investors.

Here's a quick update on what we're seeing from our perch from one of the largest dealers in America...

In the past month, there has been high interest in the silver story – its growing industrial uses, its growing investment demand, and the pre-existing bullish posture of the silver market itself.

But despite the continuously high demand, true silver shortages haven't emerged... yet. 

 That said, it's still a mad scramble to keep inventory on the shelf -- and the silver supply situation is highly tenuous. On top of that, recent weather issues in many areas of the country have slowed the transportation of metal.

 We are also now beginning to see some supply issues emerge

1.   If you add up all of the money the U.S. has ever printed… over 40% of it was printed in 2020 alone.

2.   In three months in 2020, the U.S. increased its deficit by more than it had during the past five recessions combined (’73, ’75, ’82, early ‘90s and the Great Financial Crisis of 2008).

3.   Under Jerome Powell, the Fed bought more Treasuries in SIX WEEKS than it did in 10 years under Ben Bernanke and Janet Yellen.

4.   Agricultural commodities prices are up nearly 40% since August.

Well, buckle up, because today we’ve got a new astonishing fact…

The Commodity Research Bureau (CRB) index is up 75% since its April low — more than double the performance of stocks over the same time period.


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If pandemics have taught us anything, it’s how important it is to keep a functional home and take the necessary steps to create your own food supply chain.

With many jumping on the homesteading bandwagon, it’s important to know the facts because there are challenges when it comes to creating a homestead. 

If you are gearing up to take the beginning steps toward a homesteading lifestyle you will want to read this article about how to create your own food sources through gardening, livestock care, essential gear, and tips and tricks that I've learned along the way.


READ MORE:  A Quick Guide to Small-Scale Homesteading





You’ve probably read quite a few articles over the past year that list how much water and food you should have in your emergency pantry. Now it’s time to think about the other items that are essential to survival.

 Of course, the type of emergency, where you live, and the time of year will factor into the supplies you need. But we’ve put together a list of non-food items you should consider gathering as part of your emergency preparations.

1. Air Pump - You can use a hand-held pump to pump up your vehicle’s tires, rafts, or flotation devices...

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FRANK, America’s brand new social media platform, will debut on Monday morning, April 19, at 9 AM EST. There is still time to get the VIP code to gain early access to Frank on Sunday, by going to and entering your phone number…



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They hold information and special functions that are essential for survival.

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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.

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Zoe said...

We're already seeing the effects of Biden: higher food n fuel prices, shortages at the supermarket, higher prices for almost everything and continued delays on items we've ordered...welcome to a socialist states of America.

Robert said...

Biden has been a disaster for our nation & is likely to worsen things w/ over spending, attempts for DC statehood, gutting our rights & more. will the sheep stand by while getting sheared or follow in the footsteps of our founders & break free of the bonds of slavery?

Sammy said...

Cash seems to be a dying commodity. Why is that?

Studies show that people are using their debit cards more than cash, but even more than debit cards are credit cards.

It’s so easy to just charge everything onto a credit card and not have to think twice if you have the money! You can just pay it all at the end of the month anyway, right?

At times it seems like Monopoly money.

That’s why I always have cash on me. Not a lot, but just enough.

Mandy said...

Caracalla’s undisciplined attempt at controlling inflation was about as effective as Venezuela trying to ‘fix’ its hyperinflation by chopping five zeros off its currency.

In fact this same story has been told over and over again throughout history:

Governments who spend too much money almost invariably resort to debasing the currency.