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  • Dumping securities to crash the bond market

    How many times can I say "things are speeding up?"
    "Selected Persian Gulf traders, and that includes Westerners working in the Gulf confirm that Saudi Arabia is unloading at least $1 trillion in securities and crashing global markets under orders from the Masters of the Universe"
    " And more is to come; according to crack Persian Gulf traders Saudi Western security investments may amount to as much as $8 trillion, and Abu Dhabi’s as $4 trillion."

    Read more: EXCLUSIVE: The Secret Behind the Next Global Crash

    So who ordered Saudi to dump $ trillions on the market? This next article from Tyler Durden should be read VERY carefully.
    "I have said it many times and I’ll say it yet again: If you think the Fed’s motivation is to prolong or protect the U.S. economy and currency, then you will never understand why it takes the policy actions it does. If you understand and accept the fact that the Fed is a saboteur working carefully and incrementally toward the destruction of the U.S. to make way for a new globally centralized system, everything falls into place."

    "To summarize, the U.S. economy as we know it is not slated to survive the next few years. Read my article 'The Economic Endgame Explained' for more in-depth information on why a collapse is being engineered and what the openly admitted goal is, including the referenced 1988 article from The Economist titled “Get Ready A World Currency In 2018,” "
    The U.S. Is At The Center Of The Global Economic Meltdown | Zero Hedge
    The Economist is the mouthpiece for the "elites". The SDR is a creation of the IMF, which is Western centered. The rest of the world would be stupid to embrace the SDR after all the times that they have been screwed by the West.

    Soros says that Europe is collapsing and that they need help from Russia. Considering the total lack of leadership qualities in European politicians, maybe they need Putin to run their show. Soros No Longer Views Russia as Enemy in Attempt to ?Save EU From Collapse'

    The bursting bond bubble; The Bursting of the Bond Bubble Has Begun Pt 3 | Zero Hedge
    China moved 300-400 million self-sufficient peasants to the city to build up everything. That has come to an end and many are figuring out that they must move back to the farm; "My Career Basically Ended Today": What Is Really Happening In China | Zero Hedge
    Jim Kirwan presents an arithmetic problem; "In German occupied Europe there were 2.4 million Jews, these are their figures, not ours, After the war, wait for it, 3.8 million Jews claimed compensation. Now how do you work that one out? 2.4 million Jews lived in occupied Europe but 3.8 million claimed compensation. Where did the other 1.4 million come from? Now if that doesn't leave you scratching your head, remind yourself that 6 million of them were supposedly gassed?"- See more at:


    • 50% drop in stocks,,, best case scenario

      The worst crash in America got underway in 1932. GOV printed quite a bit of money but, GOV policy just made things worse. FDR drug us into a war that killed 50--80 million. That was his solution.
      In the last few years, GOV has printed a LOT more money than in Great Depression I
      Here is an overlay graph showing the S&P 500 then and now.
      You can see where the 2 lines depart courtesy of LOTS of printing. ALL bubbles eventually pop. The longer you postpone the problem, the more the destruction that follows.
      "If the Fed was right, the far more prophetic 1937 Fed that is not the current wealth effect-pandering iteration, then the market is about to see half its value wiped out. "
      The Fed's Stunning Admission Of What Happens Next | Zero Hedge
      No State can afford to have a strong currency so, all the CBs printed in unison. Through the miracle of globalization, all economies are forked;
      "The southern European economy is collapsing and so is the financial system, especially banks in Italy, Greece, Portugal and Spain. Italy now has non-performing loans that total 17 percent of GDP."
      "Deutsche Bank, for example, has $97 trillion in derivatives exposure, which is 20-times greater than German GDP. And the German stock market has fallen 20 percent since November 2015,"
      ALERT: Legend Warns Global Panic Is Coming But Also Exposes What Is Really Terrifying | King World News
      $15 trillion wiped out so far; Celente ? $15 Trillion Wiped Out In Global Rout But Here?s The Elites? Secret Plan To Really Screw The Public Goldman Sachs; "whose six Top Trade recommendations for 2016 have gotten destroyed three weeks into the year, with half of them already stopped out"
      All the world's money and markets; All of the World's Money and Markets in One Visualization
      Zulauf says that QE is over, "The coming downturn will be proportional to the excesses that were built up during the boom years. The bull market lasted for a very long time and was primarily fuelled by monetary excesses. And these excesses will now be corrected. And bear in mind, there is no longer any backstop for markets."

      Lord Rothschild, "The banker believes that "the combination of a more competitive Euro and an aggressive program of quantitative easing"


      • employment vs the S&P... unfunded liabilities

        In it's most basic form, wealth is created by taking something from nature,,, adding labor,,,trading it or selling it to somebody who has done the same with a different resource. Manufacturing is the prime value-added enterprise. Manufacturing here is crashing but, the pundits claim that this isn't a problem.
        The truth is; manufacturing accounts for just 14% of employment BUT, 68% of earnings for the S&P.
        "But It's Only A Manufacturing Recession, What's The Big Deal" - Here's The Answer | Zero Hedge
        Employment is crashing but, the stock market is being pumped up to keep from falling into the same hole. A service economy without wealth creation just won't work.

        There has been YEARS of discussion on how to report finances in GOV. The Government Accounting Standards Board has finally resolved the issue and the Comprehensive financial reports must itemize pension liabilities.
        "Although the county had a relatively stable year financially, the bottom line dropped like a rock when accounting for the pension liability. In fact, the bottom line fell to depths it has never reached before."

        ",,,, positive Unrestricted Net Assets – at a historic high of $331 million last year – went to a historic low negative Unrestricted Net Deficit of nearly $3 billion for fiscal year 2014-15, which ended June 30. This is a swing of $3.3 billion"
        "GASB should have required the reporting of these unfunded liabilities for the past three decades, but failed to do so" I wonder why?
        Report: Pensions drowning California and its cities - The Orange County Register
        GOV has just been forced to report that it is broke. This is nothing new. Professor Kotlikof reported that total unfunded liabilities for U.S. GOV were $ 212 trillion.
        As reported in the article, much of the prospective costs are for medical care for pensioners. Do not worry. There is a solution. A British celebrity came up with the answer.
        FEMINIST CELEB: We need ?Euthanasia Vans? to drive around and get rid of all the old people


        • endless oil problems

          $ 4 billion bankruptcy. The creditors will get 15 cents. 2016: Year Of Reckoning In The Shale Patch—-SanRidge Heading For $4 Billion BK | David Stockman's Contra Corner

          Get in line; With Oil Plunging to Near $20, One-Third of US Industry Faces Bankruptcy

          1/25 Philly Fed mfg index at 3-year low – Business Insider
          1/25 Texas economy collapses - Dallas Fed survey crashes to 6-year lows – Zero Hedge
          1/25 The oil price crash is completely changing the industry's landscape – Business InsiderYep, the landscape is now covered with blood.
          I can't leave out the idiots at yahoo; 1/25 The Fed may pull the brakes in 2016, buoying precious metals – Yahoo! The brakes are already on. We're slowing down at negative warp speed.
          1/25 The ultimate "truth bomb" - the East knows the West is bankrupt – Zero Hedge

          1/25 Rajoy says leftist parties causing "terror in Europe" – Mish Oh, so it's not the musilm invasion. French muslims burned almost 1,000 cars on new years eve but, the leftist parties are the problem.

          The oil slump is looking just like the sub-prime housing slump; So Yes, the Oil Crash Looks a Lot Like Subprime - Bloomberg Business


          • China cash flow,,, Trump

            "Jeff Gundlach warned of 'terrifying' consequences if oil fell to $40 — today it fell below $30"
            GARTMAN: Crude oil will never trade back above $44 'in my lifetime'
            Gartman has no imagination. Saudi is bombing the snot out of Yemen and Syria trying to take their oil production offline. They would like to bomb Iran but, would get their butts kicked very badly.
            Bank of America is getting eaten up by bad loans in the oil sector and has reduced their personnel by 30%. Is Bank of America on Life Support?

            China has a cash-flow problem,,, it's all flowing out. "One trillion dollars in capital left China in 2015." Not even the darkest minds imagined it would be this bad for China - Yahoo Finance
            Things are looking do bad that Trump is having second thoughts. "WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, casting doubt on the nation's economic health, said on Tuesday the U.S. economy is in a bubble he fears will burst and he does not want to deal with a financial collapse if he is elected to the White House."

            The economic competition is entering a new phase. As workers are being fired by the millions, unrest sets in. We will increasingly read about riots around the world. America is hoping that China, et al are destroyed by revolution BEFORE America is destroyed by revolution.
            China Warns "Social Stability Threatened" As 400,000 Steel Workers Are About To Lose Their Jobs | Zero Hedge

            Workers left the agrarian economy and went to work in manufacturing when the farm was mechanized. Now that manufacturing has been heavily mechanized and automated, workers must move into the service economy OR move back to the farm. I don't see how our cities can survive.


            • Volatile markets

              1/27 "Extreme conditions unlike anything we've experienced before" – Bloomberg
              1/27 A China bank contagion could blow up global markets – CNBC
              1/27 Marc Faber: Market crash will rival 1987's massive drop – NewsMax
              1/27 The US is one gigantic bubble economy – GoldSeek
              1/27 This ticking time-bomb threatens the entire economic system – King World News
              1/27 Short seller: "We did the unthinkable..." – Economy And Markets

              1/26 Wal-Mart: it came, it conquered, now it's packing up and leaving – Bloomberg
              1/26 Americans are trapped in a ‘cycle of financial insecurity’ – MarketWatch
              1/26 4 reasons the global economy is completely screwed – Salon
              1/27 Italian bank panic & bail-in - the next domino to fall – TDV Media

              The base of an economy is production. When the base of an economy becomes money printing, you can expect it to crash. These headlines are just stepping stones on the path to poverty.
              When the financial industry is allowed to run wild, a crash always follows. THAT is why the financial industry hates gold. A gold standard does not allow for unlimited money creation. The parasites are always looking for new blood.
              It’s Like “Nazi Germany” — Federal Police Officer Furious After Cops Attempt to Rob Him & His Wife | The Free Thought Project


              • Gold,,, Finland's new plan

                1/27 Peter Boehringer: Bundesbank increases pace of German gold repatriation – GoldCore
                China has quit talking about how much gold they are slurping up.
                COMEX, "record low 74 thousand ounces of registered gold imply that as of Monday’s close there was a whopping 542 ounces in potential paper claims to every ounces of physical gold."
                Comex Vault Almost Empty as Gold Price Reaches 3 Month High | The Daily Sheeple
                "To be sure, skeptics have suggested that depending on how one reads the delivery contract, the Comex can simply yank from the pool of eligible gold and use it to satisfy delivery requests despite the explicit permission (or lack thereof) of the gold’s owner."
                You can bet that this has already been done.

                1/27 Europe bank rout erases $434 billion, twice Greek economy – Bloomberg
                Lastly, Finland plans to get rid of welfare payments and just give everybody 800 Euros a month. The idea is interesting. The rich would get the same as the poor but, they would lose most of it to taxes. GOV figures that it can get rid of the entire welfare bureaucracy. Finland's universal income idea could transform economics and politics - CapX


                • More problems,,, more ideas

                  It has become obvious that a severe crash is in the future. There is much talk about how to avoid it. The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has proposed depositing >< $ 80,000 in every bank account.
                  Iceland kicked butt and put corrupt bankers in jail. They also executed a debt jubilee. There hasn't been a lot of publicity about that; ICELAND FORCES DEBT FORGIVENESS: TOTAL US MEDIA BLACKOUT ? ?When Debt Is Fraud, Debt Forgiveness Is The Last And Only Remedy? Zeus Yiamouyiannis, Ph.D. / TDP BLACKLISTED [Alert]
                  We'll see.

                  Fed "workhorse" model says odds of recession in next year only 3.56% – Mish Keep in mind that the FED has been wrong about EVERYTHING.
                  Is China about to drop a devaluation bomb? – Automatic Earth They pretty much have to. You do not want to be standing underneath this bomb when it explodes.
                  1/28 The $29 trillion corporate debt hangover that could spark recession – Bloomberg Only $29 trillion? Why worry?
                  1/28 Gargantuan! The next generational bust is coming – Economy And Markets Buy more beer.
                  1/28 Oil inventory hits "levels not seen in 80 years" – Mish
                  1/28 Energy industry "dead-man drilling" into bankruptcy – Financial Sense
                  1/28 Time to freak out: 4 reasons the global economy is completely screwed – Salon
                  • China’s 2016 Stock Losses Rise To $1.8 Trillion (Reuters) We're still only in January.
                  • The EU’s Banking Union: A Recipe For Disaster (Thomas Fazi)
                  The Eurocrats were warned that no currency union has ever survived without a fiscal union of common debt. They said that they could never force that kind of union down the throat of Europeans. They would do it later after the union was in effect.

                  After the crash, the big banks will buy your valuables for pennies You will take the money and deposit it in their banks,,, so that the can use it to buy up more stuff. They have eliminated the competition so, the money will always come back to them; 25 Years Of Fed Fueled M&A— Of The Banking Oligopoly | David Stockman's Contra Corner

                  Bonus headlines;
                  WHO: Zika virus ‘spreading explosively,’ level of alarm ‘extremely high’
                  Plague Cycle: Moving into Peak 2017-2020 Plague Cycle: Moving into Peak 2017-2020 | Armstrong Economics
                  JIC you don't already know, anti-biotics work against bacteria, NOT virus.
                  To fight virus, you need Black Elderberry or honeysuckle flower. Beta-glucan, like the product, Immutol is also very good.


                  • BIG $$$ problems

                    David Stockman has an article about China that will take your breath away. Red Ponzi Ticking | David Stockman's Contra Corner
                    Martin Armstrong writes about "control-alt-delete Martin Armstrong Fears A Looming "Dark Age" | Zero Hedge
                    A re-post of an article by Price; Hugo Salinas Price on Gold and the Potential for '500 Years of Darkness' - Right Side News

                    The bond market; " The bond bubble is $100 trillion in size. To put this into perspective, the Tech Bubble, the single largest stock bubble in history relative to profits, was just $16 trillion in size.
                    Beyond this, there are $555 trillion derivatives trading based on interest rates (bond yields). So that $100 trillion in bonds is leveraged by an additional five to one."
                    Ignore Stocks, the REAL Crisis is Far Bigger and Far Worse | Zero Hedge

                    1/29 Saudi Arabia hemorrhages $19.4 billion in reserves during December – Zero Hedge That's 625,806,451 a day. Maybe they shouldn't be blowing up Yemen.
                    Billions of people believe that they have a certain amount of money. For the most part, this is holographic money or cerebral money. Many are slowly catching on to the idea that their presumed / believed wealth just isn't there. EVAPORATION; Why the Black Hole of Deflation Is Swallowing the Entire World ... Even After Central Banks Have Pumped Trillions Into the Economy Washington's Blog


                    • Obummercare

                      The economy is crashing but, one sector isn't doing so bad; "Obamacare, is responsible for healthcare "spending" amounting to a quarter of the growth in US personal consumption expenditures, almost 100% higher than the second highest spending category"
                      And The Biggest Contributor To U.S. Growth in 2015 Was... | Zero Hedge

                      Only weeks after leaving office on January 20, 2017, former President Barack Obama discovers a leak under his sink, so he calls Troy the Plumber to come out and fix it.

                      Troy drives to President Obama's new house, which is located in a very exclusive, gated community near Chicago , where all the residents have a net income of way more than $250,000 per year.

                      Troy arrives and takes his tools into the house. He is led to the guest bathroom that contains the leaky pipe under the sink. Troy assesses the problem and tells Obama that it's an easy repair, that will take less than 10 minutes. Obama asks Troy how much it will cost. Troy checks his rate chart and says, "$9,500."

                      "What?! $9,500?!" Obama asks, stunned, "But you said it's an easy repair. Michelle will whip me if I pay a plumber that much!"

                      Troy says, "Yes, but what I do is charge those who make more than $250,000 per year a much higher amount so I can fix the plumbing of poorer people for free. This has always been my philosophy. As a matter of fact, I lobbied the Democrat Congress, who passed this philosophy into law. Now all plumbers must do business this way. It's known as the 'Affordable Plumbing Act of 2014'. I'm surprised you haven't heard of it."

                      In spite of that, Obama tells Troy there's no way he's paying that much for a small plumbing repair, so Troy leaves. Obama spends the next hour flipping through the phone book calling for another plumber, but he finds that all other plumbing businesses in the area have gone out of business. Not wanting to pay Troy 's price, Obama does nothing and the leak goes unrepaired for several more days. A week later the leak is so bad President Obama has had to put a bucket under the sink.

                      Michelle is not happy as she has Oprah and guests arriving the next morning. The bucket fills up quickly and has to be emptied every hour, and there's a risk the room will flood, so Obama calls Troy and pleads with him to return.

                      Troy goes back to Obama's house, looks at the leaky pipe, checks his new rate chart and says, "Let's see, this will now cost you $21,000."

                      Obama quickly fires back, "What? A few days ago you told me it would cost $9,500!"

                      Troy explains, "Well, because of the 'Affordable Plumbing Act,' a lot of wealthier people are learning how to maintain and take care of their own plumbing, so there are fewer payers in the plumbing exchanges. As a result, the price I have to charge wealthy people like you keeps rising. Not only that, but for some reason the demand for plumbing work by those who get it for free has skyrocketed! There's a long waiting list of those who need repairs, but the amount we get doesn't cover our costs, especially paperwork and record-keeping. This unfortunately has put a lot of my fellow plumbers out of business, they're not being replaced, and nobody is going into the plumbing business because they know they can't make any money at it. I'm hurting too, all thanks to greedy rich people like you who won't pay their 'fair share'. On the other hand, why didn't you buy plumbing insurance last December? If you had bought plumbing insurance available under the 'Affordable Plumbing Act,' all this would have been covered by your policy."

                      "You mean I wouldn't have to pay anything to have you fix my plumbing problem?" asks Obama.

                      "Well, not exactly," replies Troy . "You would have had to buy the insurance before the deadline, which has passed now. And, because you're rich, you would have had to pay $34,000 in premiums, which would have given you a 'silver' plan, and then, since this would have been your first repair, you would have to pay up to the $21,000 deductible, and anything over that would have a $7,500 co-pay, and then there's the mandatory maintenance program, which is covered up to 17.5%, so there are some costs involved. Nothing is for free."

                      "WHAT!" exclaims Obama. "Why so much for a puny sink leak?"

                      With a bland look, Troy replies, "Well, paperwork, mostly, like I said. And the internal cost of the program itself. You don't think a program of this complexity and scope can run itself, do you? Besides, there are millions of folks with lower incomes than you, even many in the 'middle class', who qualify for subsidies that people like you must support. That's why they call it the 'Affordable Plumbing Act'! Only people who don't make much money can afford it. If you want affordable plumbing, you'll have to give away most of what you have accumulated and cut your and Michelle's income by about 90%. Then you can qualify to GET your 'Fair Share' instead of GIVING it."

                      "But who would pass a crazy act like the 'Affordable Plumbing Act'?" exclaims the exasperated Obama.

                      After a sigh, Troy replies, "Congress ... because they didn't read it."

                      This will help you understand Obamacare .... And here you have it, the 'Affordable Plumbing Act of 2014'.


                      • ron Paul on preparring

                        Japan was considered crazy to let their debt-to-GDP rise to 250%. China is trying hard to beat everybody at debt, This Could Be A Problem: China's Debt-To-GDP Rises To A Gargantuan 346% | Zero Hedge
                        1/29 The Shipping News says the world economy is toast – Bloomberg Well, get out the jam.

                        Porter Stansberry has spent a lot of time and money trying to wake people up. Ron Paul has worked hard also. Here is a page with a linked vid that has news from Dr. Pauil.
                        “The way you live, work, travel, retire, and invest in America… everything is going to change. Some of it in ways most people do not expect. This period is going to be particularly tough on seniors and anyone relying on a fixed income, or money from the government.”
                        Wait a minute. 51% of Americans receive money from the government.
                        Developing Story: Dr. Ron Paul Reveals #1 Step to Prepare for America’s Next Big Crisis


                        • Falling employment

                          It's the nature of economics that there is continual competition. This goes for labor. The lowest paid, qualified worker tends to get the job.
                          Laid-off IT workers muzzled as H-1B debate heats up | Computerworld
                          There were people warning about the loss of jobs to automation as far back as 1950.
                          There really is no solution to efficiency. GOV already gives make-work jobs to millions. What is the limit to this plan?


                          • Capital flight and margin calls

                            The FED has printed less than most Central Banks. The U.S. dollar has a history of stability compared to other currencies. For these 2 reasons, there is a LOT of capital flight to America and the U.S. dollar. The emerging markets NEED dollars to service dollar-denominated debt. A LOT of money is leaving China at the same time that weaknesses are showing up. Investors are being forced to come up with cash so that brokerages are not too highly exposed.
                            They bought on margin and have to cough up cash to maintain the margin percentage. They need a LOT of cash; China's 3 Trillion Yuan Margin Call Time Bomb Is About To Explode | Zero Hedge

                            China absolutely denies that it will devalue the Yuan. BUT, Japan just devalued and created a new round of crisis.
                            The Move That Shocked The World Today And Why There Is Still More Carnage To Come In Global Markets
                            Peter Boockvar – Japan Just Launched An Economic Kamikaze Against Its Citizens And The World – Own Gold
                            ALERT: Did This Stunning Event Just Signal A Major Turning Point In History?

                            Celente knows his stuff pretty well. He says to get ready for a global economic crash. It's not really news. Gerald Celente: Get Prepped For Global Systemic Collapse - The Daily Coin
                            Gold is responding, "But yesterday Registered Gold inventories crashed again … 73% in one day!" Secular Investor Blog | Comex Bleeds To Death … Fast | Talkmarkets

                            A currency war is much like playing "chicken" with 2 trains on the same track. If China devalues to try to keep market share in manufacturing, it's labor force will effectively have lower wages. They hold on to market share but, impoverish it's people. If they don't devalue (they really don't have any choice), they will have a LOT less employment.
                            They will never win. Nobody will. Employment is going away. Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: World's First Robot-Run Lettuce Farm to Produce 30,000 Heads Daily; Tipping Point for Workerless Agriculture


                            • Chinese supernova

                              China is currently, the bull in the china shop. The debt-to-GDP ratio in China and America is about the same at about 350%. Both countries are using the central bank to cover loan losses from non-performing loans (NPL) Both countries are on the road to economic collapse and revolution.
                              BUT, America has an advantage. There is a lot of history of confidence in the U.S. dollar. There is a huge amount of capital flight into the dollar. This will probably be a deciding factor in who goes broke first.
                              Currently, America is lagging in the currency war. This makes the dollar more attractive. It hurts our export business when the dollar is strong but, It attracts investment and fleeing capital.

                              "China's margin debt (driver of all animal spirits) dropped again today - making this the longest losing streak in history as China's stock market investors continue to leave the levered building screaming fire."
                              Japanese Bond Yields Continue To Collapse As China Margin Suffers Longest Losing Streak On Record | Zero Hedge
                              Neither China nor the Yuan offer the long-term historic stability that has accrued to the U.S. dollar.
                              China has warned speculators NOT to short the Yuan. The Yuan WILL crash but, most speculators will get burned before this happens.
                              "ultimately it will have no choice but to pursue an external devaluation of its economy by way of devaluing its currency presumably some time before its foreign reserves run out (which at a $185 billion a month burn rate may not last for even one year).

                              However, before it does, it will make sure that it also crushes every Yuan short, doing precisely what the Fed has done with equity shorts in the US over the past 7 years."
                              "China, is its runaway non-performing loans, which at anywhere between 10 and 20% of total bank assets, mean that China is one chaotic default away from collapsing into the post "Minsky Moment" singlarity where it can no longer rollover its bad debt, leading to a debt supernova and full financial collapse. "
                              A Chinese Banker Explains Why There Is No Way Out | Zero Hedge
                              Last edited by Danny B; 02-01-2016, 08:28 PM. Reason: smelling


                              • Whats trending? Economic Collapse.

                                I still find google trends interesting. The google trend for the term "economic collapse" looks nearly identical to the 2008-2009 time period.