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Trends This Week – Terrorism, lies and failed leaders…and why gold still glows – 03.30.16

The Brussels terror attacks remind us, at least those of us able to think for ourselves, of the root causes of terrorism the media never report, how much you can’t trust the “official” word on who’s responsible and how the attacks unfolded and how our leaders, the media elite and the population at large can’t muster a peep for peace, only more war mongering. Elsewhere in this program, the global master forecaster breaks down the Fed’s no-rate-hikes-now stance and why gold still shines.

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JOHN M. GLIONNA – Too poor to retire and too young to die

At the wise age of 79, Dolores Westfall knows food shopping on an empty stomach is a fool’s errand. On her way to the grocery store last May, she pulled into the Town & Country Family Restaurant to take the edge off her appetite. After much consideration, she ordered the prime rib special and an iced tea — expensive at …

The Dream of the Machine – John Michael Greer

As I type these words, it looks as though the wheels are coming off the global economy. Greece and Puerto Rico have both suspended payments on their debts, and China’s stock market, which spent the last year in a classic speculative bubble, is now in the middle of a classic speculative bust. Those of my readers who’ve read John Kenneth …

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Expat Files – 05.29.15

-More on safely moving your gold, silver and precious metals across borders and how to stay as anonymous as possible while doing so.

-A word on bank safety deposit boxes: their availability and use in Latin America

-If you’ve been watching the international news over the last few weeks you may have noticed a rather big top level political shakeup going down in Guatemala. It’s just the most recent billion dollar corruption scandal collapsing the present government. Along with the country’s first female vice president, dozens of high level politicos are in jail or under house arrest and a dozen politicians now fugitives on the run from Interpol.
That said, how does all this political turmoil and unrest affect the expats and gringos living in Guatemala? What do long term expats have to say about the situation? Are they nervous, frightened and ready to pack up and leave? You’ll be surprised to hear that talk of corruption and scandal rarely comes up in casual conversation amongst gringos and expats. Why? Because every administration is thoroughly corrupt. Fortunately (or unfortunately) the only ones really affected by such massive corruption and thievery are the common people, the 80% who must ride the chicken buses, attend horrible free public schools (no desks or running water). Its the poor people who must go to the pitiful but free public hospitals (with not enough beds, gloves, medicines or syringes to go around). They’re the ones that suffer- while expats and gringos continue to live like first world people no matter which corrupt leaders are in office.

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Gold In Our Poo Could Potentially Save The Planet

A normal, every day trip to the toilet could potentially save the planet, as experts find there are precious metals such as gold in our poo. If someone can find an efficient method of extracting the metals, the feces of human beings could actually be worth hundreds of millions of dollars. People have joked ironically in the past about how …

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China’s Gold Strategy: Beijing’s 30,000 Tons of Gold Reserves?

My attention has just been drawn to a note put out by a very well respected analyst and China follower which postulates that China could actually be holding as much as 30,000 tonnes of gold in various government accounts and that within the next three years the nation will link the yuan to gold. The nation’s official holding is only …