While preppers and survivalists have grown in numbers over recent years, preparing for everything from an Electromgnetic Pulse (EMP) to a zombie apocalypse, with sites catering to those prepping on a budget, and the U.S. government continues to stock their underground facilities for an extinction level event, another segment of society is preparing for ‘doomsday’ and how to survive it in style.
Billionaires are buying up space in underground bunkers, luxury bomb shelters, paying up to $35,000 just as an entry fee to the Vivos Indiana facility, but the price tag for the Vivos Europa One facility, described as a “subterranean Noah’s Ark” will run you $3 to $5 million, and according to Robert Vicino, founder and CEO of survival prep company the Vivos Group, his clients range from top surgeons to movie stars to U.S. miltary colonels.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/19/2015 - 11:49 The one-month-ish Treasury Bills that mature November 18th are collapsing. Following comments this morning by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew that the US will run out of cash on November 3rd and his warning of a "terrible" debt limit accident, the 11/18/15 T-Bills have seen yields explode from -1bp to 7bps - an unprecedented 8bps spike as investors panic-sell beyond the deadline. WI 1month bills are over 11bps! As Barclays Joseph Abate warns, "This is the beginning...Nervousness is ratcheting higher”
Some people “get it”, most of the country remains clueless regarding the unmistakable declaration by Assistant Attorney General Carlin as he has promised to pursue domestic terrorists, some of which are only guilty of disagreeing with the government.For a review of Carlin’s intentions, please click here and be prepared to be horrified as Carlin expressed disdain for due process when prosecuting criminals and as he criminalized free speech criticism of the government. .
The only remaining question is whether or not, Carlin and his lackeys will have any trouble recruiting henchman if, and when, the time arrives. In the field of psychology, we have a pair of landmark experiments which clearly demonstrate that Carlin will have no trouble recruiting the next generation of storm-troopers and death camp personnel.
John Kiriakou is an American patriot who informed us of the criminal behavior of illegal and immoral US “cloak and dagger” operations that were bringing dishonor to our country. His reward was to be called a “traitor” by the idiot conservative Republicans and sentenced to prison by the corrupt US government.
Manning revealed US war crimes and after years of illegal pre-trial prison abuse was sentenced to 35 years in prison for keeping the vow to the US Constitution. Some of the idiot conservative Republicans thought the sentence was too light.
Tom Drake was ruined, and he kept his complaints about NSA illegality within the chain of command.
"The Squeeze Has Run Its Course" - According To BofA "The Rally Needs Central Bank Action To Continue"Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/19/2015 - 13:42 "This positioning squeeze should have now run its course. Both positioning analysis based on our proprietary flows and the CFTC data suggest that the market is now short USD and long risk for the yea. A further increase in risk appetite will depend on central bank action, starting with the ECB this week."
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/19/2015 - 12:36 Most of you will be quite familiar with Peter Schiff. Fewer of you will know much about his father, Irwin Schiff, who was posthumously referred to as the “grandfather of the contemporary tax protest movement” in Forbes. Irwin was treated very poorly by his own country, particularly toward the end of his life when, despite being legally blind and dying of cancer, he was not permitted to die in peace amongst family members.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/19/2015 - 15:15 "I hope Russia, whose friendship and neighborliness we value, will adopt a more careful stance and Turkish-Russian relations will not be negatively affected."
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/19/2015 - 15:02 While increasing cries from the West demand an end to all association with Saudi Arabia, the U.K. government described lucrative public contracts with the notorious human rights abuser as a 'priority market'. "It's becoming increasingly clear that ministers are bent on ever-closer ties with the world’s most notorious human rights abusers.”
For seven consecutive quarters, McDonald’s franchises in the US have been hemorrhaging money, and they’ve had it coming for a long time. Even before the modern health movement really picked up about a decade ago, McDonald’s food had become synonymous with garbage, and we’ve known for a long time that their products are downright harmful to human health. And for that, fast food companies like McDonald’s are almost as reviled as the tobacco companies, so it’s not surprising to find that they are losing their customers in droves.
And rather than correcting this problem with an obvious solution, like actually improving the quality of their food, the company has turned to marketing gimmicks like providing breakfast all day or the Create Your Taste program. Predictably, this hasn’t brought health conscious customers back to their stores. All they’ve succeeded in doing is alienating their franchise owners, as well as the customers who were still brave enough to endure their atrocious food.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/19/2015 - 14:44 "Anxiety and distress prevail throughout the land... Indeed, hope seems to have deserted the minds of the people... we are not a match to the crisis before us. These days are like the last days... We need more prayers."
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/19/2015 - 14:25 It’s election time in Canada, and as usual ad campaigns on TV, radio, print, and even Facebook are urging “everyone” to vote. But is that such a good thing? If politics is serious business, shouldn’t people have more than causal understanding law, economics, and political science before voting? How are people supposed to judge platforms otherwise–by what “feels right”?
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/19/2015 - 14:06 "Instead of processing a net value, the person processed a gross figure. This meant the trade had “too many zeroes”, said one of the people."
And as everyone knows, "too many zeroes", is the technical term for you royally fucked up.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/19/2015 - 13:26 Whoever get elected in 2016 is going to face a crisis every bit as terrible as the crisis of 1860, only this time when the country blows it could come from a dozen different directions and be a lot harder to fix than the secession of Dixieland.
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Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/19/2015 - 12:46 "Now we know why they have been pushing so hard. Maybe they were banking on more suppliers rolling over on the terms. I just worry that this is a slippery slope of them going in this direction."
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/19/2015 - 12:14 Now that mortgage rates are sliding back to 2015 lows, any sense of urgency from the demand side of the pricing equation has been removed. So what is the alternative? Pushing the supply into overdrive of course, and doing more of precisely what got the US financial system (and the bailed out GSEs) in trouble in the first place: today Freddie Mac, together with Quicken Loans, announced a new lending program, one which would enable "eligible borrowers" and focusing on millennials, to finance a house with a "down payment of as little as three percent."
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/19/2015 - 12:13 It would appear there is nothing to fear but fear itself. With The Fed firmly back on the sidelines, VIX has collapsed from its 50-plus highs on Black Monday back to a 14 handle - the same level it was trading before China devalued in mid-August... everything is awesome once again.
The global elite have never been closer to their goal of a united world. Thanks to a series of interlocking treaties and international agreements, the governance of this planet is increasingly becoming globalized and centralized, but most people don’t seem alarmed by this at all. In the past 30 days, we have seen some of the biggest steps toward a one world government, a one world economy and a one world religion that we have ever witnessed, but these events have sparked very little public discussion or debate. So please share this article with as many people as you can. We need to wake people up about this before it is too late.
From September 25th to September 27th, the United Nations launched a “new universal agenda” for humanity.
The dollar dropped about half a milligram gold, and 50mg silver.
But who wants to read about the universal currency falling, failing? Few people are so barbarous as to think of the dollar’s value as being priced in terms a monetary metal. As all right thinking folks know, the value of these commodities is only whatever dollar price they may fetch. In that case, it’s more exciting to report that popular betting commodities are back in a bull market.
“Gold went up $21 and silver went up $0.20.”
OK that said, what we are always interested in is the fundamentals. Every week, we say, “read on, for the only true picture gold and silver supply and demand fundamentals.” What do we mean by that?
As advocates for mandatory vaccination spread propaganda across the United States, the British government is dealing with the fallout of a faulty swine flu vaccine that has caused numerous cases of brain damage in children.
As reported by the International Business Times, the UK government is financially compensating at least 60 families in a multi-million-pound settlement that is likely to grow as more patients suffer physical harm from the vaccine.
“The government is expected to receive a bill of approximately £60 million [$90.1 million], with each of the 60 victims expected to receive about £1 million [$1.5 million] each,” IBT reported.
On episode 41 of Red List News, Dave dives deep into the plan for a “final solution” as Assistant US Attorney General, John Carlin outlines his wish to criminalize free speech. Next, Jim moves to the Lone Star State and highlights a newly introduced bill that would essentially render all federal gun laws in Texas null and void. Can succession be far behind? As the Baltic Dry Index goes through a “dead-cat bounce,” Dave examines how the resulting plunge will destroy the credit markets and precipitate food riots in the US. Moving to conflicts overseas, Jim reports on the “shock and awe” experienced by Pentagon planners, and Western military experts, over Russia’s new missile capability; which successfully struck targets 1000 miles away. Rounding out the broadcast, Dave covers perhaps the vilest person on the planet, Hillary Clinton, and her unrelenting quest to disarm law-abiding Americans; while Jim spotlights a new investigation into the criminality of the American drone program, which alleges that 90% of the people killed by drones are innocent civilians.
The stories range from outright denial, to insistence that we are experiencing an outright physical shortage of silver.
The following is an edited excerpt from our recent Q&A interview with Ted Butler, where we asked him this series of questions.
- Do you see an objective way to analyze whether there’s a retail shortage?
- What is the difference between a retail shortage, and a wholesale shortage?
- Where are we now in the grand scheme of things?
We’ve been keeping our eyes on a pilot project here in Sonoma County, CA that is being replicated across the world: Do It Yourself Cap and Trade for WATER. (click here to read our earlier article) Yes, that’s right, for WATER. You will get an allotment and will be able to trade your excess water or buy water from those who don’t use as much. This is a RESIDENTIAL CAP AND TRADE PROGRAM. You’ll be in the market to buy water from your neighbors—and a private company will run the water exchange, for a price. Guess what? Our county water district was given a grant for this pilot program. Who gave them the grant? A private corporation affiliated with the corporation running the program. MANIPULATION. The corporation basically gave the money to the county which gave that same money back to the corporation…why? To implement this program.
Oh do come on….
The Wall Street Journal printed a series of OpEds and letters over the last few days related to the issues surrounding mentally ill people who either shoot others or themselves. In true form for Washington DC there is also now a bill pending, HR 2646 that spends an awful lot of energy on words but little else.
Let me stipulate that yes, mental health is a serious issue. Let me also stipulate that some of the insanity is found directly in Washington DC, including constraints on inpatient psychiatric treatment under Medicare and Medicaid.