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“Save Our Swiss Gold ” – Game Changer For Gold?

We believe that the “Save Our Swiss Gold” campaign has the potential to be a game changer in the gold market – both in terms of the ramifications for the current global monetary system and in terms of higher gold prices.

There has been a lack of coverage of this important story and there is therefore a lack of awareness about the possible implications for the gold market. Thus, in the weeks prior to the referendum on November 30th, we are going to analyse the referendum, the important context to the referendum and the ramifications of a yes or a no vote. Mark O’Byrne, Head of Research GoldCore (Essential Guide To Gold and Silver Storage In Switzerland)

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Cyprus University offering Bitcoin MOOC


The University of Nicosia in Cyprus announced its Massive Open Online Course (MOOC Bitcoin Course) in April this year. The course is free and is planned to be held several times a year. The demographic survey of 615 students who completed the first cohort of the course reveals interesting insights….

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Handing Out Bitcoins For Halloween: Lick Or Treat

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Bitcoin?  Well, I thought I knew the answer… that was until the Bitcoin Foundation’s Chief Scientist told me that I was only allowed to have so many licks per minute.  Ergo, we are back to measuring time by the speed of the Bitcoin blockchain rather than by the speed of how quickly a lobbyist, a regulator and a congressman can polish off three sirloin steaks at Ruth’s Chris.

Propaganda 101 – How the Pentagon is Trying to Rewrite Vietnam War History

In case you weren’t aware, the Pentagon is set to roll out a 50th anniversary commemoration of the Vietnam War. As a part of this event, the Pentagon intends to rewrite history by whitewashing this period of civil unrest and government shame from American history. The propaganda is so blatant that it has resulted in many of the era’s most well known protestors and activists to come together in order to stop it…

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[KR667] Keiser Report: Trickle Down Terror!

We discuss the case of trickle down clown terror as the clowns terrorizing California behave like the central banking clowns scaring the global markets. In the second half, Max interviews Professor Antal Fekete of about deflation, bonds, and how it is that the current European depression is worse than the Great Depression of the 1930s when Fekete was a child.

If the US Deficit is ‘only’ $483 Billion, why does the Government Have to Borrow $1.1 Trillion to Fill the Hole?

We’re shocked and appalled: they’re lying to us, here in the land of open and transparent governance?

Read…  If the US Deficit is ‘only’ $483 Billion, why does the Government Have to Borrow $1.1 Trillion to Fill the Hole?

Why the State Has Failed to Reform Our Broken Financial System

Expecting the state to truly reform the nation’s engines of financialization is like asking the cocaine addict married to the wealthy dealer to divorce the dealer.

Most observers think they know why the government (i.e. the state) has failed to truly reform the financial system: corrupt politicos on the receiving end of the Too Big to Fail (TBTF) banks and financiers’ millions of dollars in lobbying and campaign contributions do the banks’ bidding.

While the reduction of democracy to an auction in which the highest bidder controls the state is certainly one systemic reason for this abject failure, there is an even greater, more deeply systemic reason why the state cannot reform the rotten core of financialization.

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PM Fund Manager Warns Another Banking Crisis May Be Imminent- “Something Nasty is Going on Behind the Scenes”

Something nasty is going on behind the scenes in the financial system that is not yet apparent.
Treasury futures opened in the early evening and the 10-yr traded down to 2.25%
Something has the market incredibly spooked and I find it interesting that the U.S. Treasury Secretary and the UK’s equivalent will be running a big bank fail simulation test next week.
The movement in 10-yr Treasury yields AND the blatant smashing of the gold price since mid-July is exactly what occurred in 2008 before Lehman collapsed.

Is another TBTF mega bank on the brink of insolvency??

Click here for more from PM Fund Manager Dave Kranzler who warns another banking crisis may be imminent:

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Stocks plunge, Treasuries gain, oil tumbles

Stacy Summary: More turmoil. Has Jim Cramer started yelling at Janet Yellen that “it’s no time to be an academic” blah blah blah.

Treasuries Gain as Oil Drops Below $80 While Stocks Slide

Treasuries and the dollar climbed, oil fell below $80 a barrel and U.S. futures plunged more than 1 percent in one hour as concern deepened that global growth is slowing. European stocks slid an eighth day in the longest rout since 2003 and bonds from Greece to Spain tumbled.

To put the European disaster into context:

Paris’s ’Squalor Pit’ Gare du Nord Becomes French Decline Symbol

On a recent afternoon at Paris’s Gare du Nord train station, a man leans against a lamppost with an empty wine bottle at his feet and spouts a jet of pink vomit over a parking bay for public bicycles.

Locals hurry by, avoiding looking at the man, while visitors stare in fascinated horror.

The Rules of the Game


Do you have a copy of The Rules of the Global Game by Ken Dam aka Mr. SDR? It has been out of print for many years. You can still buy a used hardcover copy, including shipping, for well under $10 on Amazon.

The Fed is leveraged more than Lehman before its bankruptcy. What will be the next move to inflate the market if this goes south?

The IMF’s special drawing rights. It may not work, but it will be the next Hail Mary play when the time comes.

Depression in the USA

Jim Rickards was in Chicago last week talking about his books Currency Wars and The Death of Money. He reminded the audience that the United States is in a depression as defined by years of substandard growth. Yes, we have anemic growth, but it’s well below our capabilities. There are no policy changes in sight to change that.

If that’s true, then where are the soup lines? Our soup lines are more efficient this time around. The 53 million Americans on food stamps now swipe a card. Out of sight, out of mind.

See also: “Hidden Bank Risks Drive Investors to Productive Assets, U.S. Treasuries, and Gold”,

Coming Soon: Unveiled Threat: A Personal Experience of Fundamentalist Islam and the Roots of Terrorism, Janet M. Tavakoli, Lyons McNamara LLC, December 2014.

Flight To Safety – Gold Rises As Stocks, European Bonds See Sharp Falls … Again

There is huge volatility in stock markets and European bonds have seen sharp selling again, with Greek 10-year interest rates surging to nearly 9% and Irish bonds rising over 20 basis points to over 1.9%. Spanish 10-year government bond yields rose 26 basis points to 2.37 percent, while equivalent Italian yields were 28 bps up at 2.68 percent. Portuguese yields rose 27 bps to 3.57 percent.

Irish 10 Year Bonds  (Thomson Reuters)

As we have warned for many months now, the Eurozone and indeed global financial crisis is far from over. We had a brief interlude after the starter but the main course is soon to commence.

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