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How to Survive Global Chaos with Strategic Intelligence
« on: May 30, 2019, 12:38:46 PM »
As a Lifetime Subscriber to Jim Rickards Strategic Intelligence Reports here is June 2019's report summary and Buy Recommendation - feel free to comment yes even Lord Afi and his sidekick the Mobster:

More Chaos to Come…
How do these three storms – impeachment, the 2020 election and Spygate – converge to create the perfect storm?

By November 2019, the impeachment process should be well underway in the form of targeted House hearings. The 2020 Democratic debates (starting in June 2019) will be red-hot. Trump’s counterattacks on the FBI and CIA should be reaching a fever pitch based on real revelations and actual indictments.

The impeachment process and Trump’s revenge represent diametrically opposing views of what happened in 2016. The Democrats will continue to call Trump “unfit for office.” Trump will continue to complain the Obama administration and the deep state conspired to derail and delegitimize him. The 2020 candidates will have to take a stand (even though they may prefer to discuss policy issues). There will be nowhere to hide. The bitterness, rancor and leaking will be out of control.

Any one of these storms would create enough uncertainty for investors to sell stocks, raise cash and move to the sidelines. The combination of all three will make them run for the hills. That’s our warning to investors.

Against this perfect storm backdrop, consider these additional specific trigger points for investors:

The U.S. is approaching the “X-Date.” That’s the day the Treasury runs out of cash to pay bills including interest on U.S. Treasury securities. Right now the X-Date is expected around mid-July, but no one knows for sure. The debt ceiling was hit a few months ago, but the Treasury has relied on so-called “extraordinary measures” to keep paying the bills (like looking for spare change in the sofa when the pizza delivery guy is knocking at the door). Soon the Treasury will be broke
Trump still wants funding for the border wall and Democrats still refuse to give Trump the funding. That fight is not over; it’s just on hold
The U.S. could be looking at another government shutdown at midnight on Sept. 30 (the end of the U.S. budget year). The only remedies are approved appropriations bills (unlikely) or a continuing resolution (doubtful without wall funding). Expect another shutdown.
Imagine a government shutdown over wall funding while the Treasury’s going broke. That’s another triple perfect storm of its own. Of course, these three events are all related. The X-Date and end of the budget year both give Trump leverage to get money for the wall. But this game of brinksmanship comes at the risk of default or shutdown.

In addition, we face a long list of international crisis catalysts:

U.S.-China trade war
NAFTA replacement (the USMCA)
Tariffs on European cars
Confrontations with China over Taiwan and/or the South China Sea
Russia sanctions
Iran sanctions
Israel, Hamas and Gaza
Debt crises in Turkey, Argentina, China
Recession in Europe
All of this is real. All of this is happening or coming soon. In the meantime, complacency, “risk on” and low volatility rule the day. Don’t worry, be happy.

The stock market today acts like a small child who needs to be spoon-fed. As long as the food keeps coming (preferably pudding or other sweets) the child is fine. Once the food stops, the child begins to scream and kick. The Fed is the parent who spoon-feeds the market low interest rates and lots of liquidity. Once the food is withdrawn (through rate hikes and QT) the hissy fit begins.

We saw this in May 2013 (“taper tantrum”), September 2013 (delayed start of tapering until December), September 2015 (delayed liftoff until December), February 2016 (Shanghai Accord) and again in December 2018 (the Powell Put pivot to “patience”). It’s amazing the Fed got rates as high as they have given stock market resistance (although it took six years, 2013–2019, following five years of ZIRP and QE, 2008–2013).

The bottom line is the Fed still wants rates higher (up to 4% to fight a new recession) and Trump wants them lower (to help his chances in 2020 with a booming stock market). Hence the political battle over two open seats on the Fed board.

The U.S.-China trade war is connected to these Fed scenarios. Here’s a scorecard of possible outcomes:

Lower rates and the end the of trade war = Victory lap for Trump.
Lower rates but trade war continues = Trump still wins, but it’s much closer.
Higher rates and end of trade war = Trump can win, but it’s too close for comfort. The Fed could cause a recession before they know it.
Higher rates and the trade war continues = Trump could lose if we tip into recession and farmers suffer.
Obviously, Trump wants the first outcome. He’s counting on his new Fed nominees to deliver rate cuts or at least keep a lid on the existing policy rate. The problem is that Trump is not known for finesse and the Fed is not known for reliable forecasts. Both sides could blunder into a recession and a Trump loss in 2020.

The dynamic favors Trump for now, but all bets are off if we actually have a recession. This is why the fight over Fed vacancies is so important. Trump has to appoint some “friends” (possibly including Judy Shelton) to hold Powell’s feet to the fire on no interest rate hikes, possible interest rate cuts and a quick end to quantitative tightening (QT).

If that happens, we avoid recession and Trump wins. Trump needs to juggle Mueller revenge, base support and Fed policy control to pull off this trifecta. Difficult, but doable.

How to Play the Markets When These Storms Converge
The next six months will present unprecedented challenges for investors. Markets will have to wrestle with fights over impeachment, election attacks and Spygate. Trump will be trying to improve his odds with Fed appointments and an end to the trade wars. Democrats will be trying to derail Trump with investigations, accusations and leaks.

Some of this will be normal political crossfire, but some of it will be deadly serious, including arrests of former senior government officials and revelations of an attempted coup aimed at the president.

None of it will be easy for markets to digest. A storm with no name is coming. The only safe harbors will be gold, cash and Treasury notes. And make sure you have a life preserver handy.

Now read on as my collaborator Byron King tells you about another type of storm you should be aware of. Byron gives his insight on the coming battle for economic superiority in the world and the best way to position yourself for big gains. His analysis is below.

 

Trade This Energy Giant for 38% Gains as the U.S.-China Battle Heats Up
As tensions rise in U.S.-China trade talks, the real battle is not over tariffs but whether or not the U.S. will continue as a global economic power. The fight for control of critical resources and supply chains is the new battle for the 21st century. Here’s how to play it for big gains…
By Byron King, Senior Geologist

Jim just described the “Storm With No Name” concerning U.S. politics and the upcoming 2020 election cycle.

Now let’s discuss the Storm With a Name, and that’s China and the ongoing Battle for the 21st Century.

There’s an epic struggle occurring right now, if we know how to interpret events. China has been waging economic war on the U.S. — and on the entire Western world, to be accurate — for over 30 years. And to its great strategic credit, China has been winning this war.

But now the global-level fight has moved from the shadows of commerce, banking and low-key subterfuge into the forefront of economic visibility. And the fight is getting noisier.

Let’s step back and take stock of the battlespace.

Doubtless you’ve read about the ongoing “U.S.-China trade war” or some similar description. More than likely the story you’ve seen is something along the lines of how President Trump has used executive authority to impose tariffs on Chinese goods because of the lopsided U.S.-China trade balance. Or words to that effect…

And now we have a U.S.-China “trade war.” We place tariffs on Chinese stuff. The Chinese place tariffs on U.S. stuff.

If you follow most mainstream media themes, it’s all Trump’s fault.

Per media accounts, our current U.S.-China situation is based on some sort of Trumpian “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) trade policy. The China imbroglio is Trump’s characteristic “economic nationalism” writ large. It’s old-fashioned, obsolete “America First!” applied to trade with China. And of course, as with much else about current U.S. politics, it’s “all about Trump.”

Well, that sort of media theme is flat wrong. In fact, it’s pure hogwash, which is about the nicest way I can say it and get this article past the copy editing desk in Baltimore.

Here’s what’s going on with China…

The current trade fight is one skirmish — the first serious engagement, actually — within the Battle for the 21st Century.

Let’s disabuse ourselves of one particular notion. The current state of U.S.-China trade is NOT purely about Trump. But OK, let’s talk about Trump:

Trump is the first U.S. leader in 30 years to recognize and elevate to policy level what has been happening and where things are going with economic relations with China.
He’s the first U.S. leader to frame the issue for what it is, namely, the ongoing deindustrialization of the U.S., courtesy of an entire fifth column within the U.S. and across the Western world, all playing very nicely with Big China Inc.
And he’s the first U.S. leader to begin the process of turning things around to prevent — well, to try to prevent! — the U.S. economy from slipping into an irrecoverable flat spin of noncompetitiveness and global irrelevancy.
In order to understand the key point, let’s view things from a different perspective. What if Trump were just another go-along, get-along, run-of-the-mill, “free trade!” U.S. president?

Well, we’d have a U.S.-China “deal” already.

That is, if Trump followed standard advice from the likes of Goldman Sachs and the Davos crowd, if not the editorial pages of both The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, there would be no banner headlines about “Trade War!” Doubtless, the media would slam Trump for something else, but not trade with China.

Let’s do what they call “counterfactual history” at one of my alma maters, the U.S. Naval War College. Let’s say that Trump met with China’s President Xi at the White House — if not at Mar-a-Lago, with its “delicious chocolate cake” — and signed a huge trade deal. Just envision the pomp, including the U.S. Marine Band blaring in the background.

Under the alternative view of events, China would have agreed to buy U.S. wheat and soybeans. Lots and lots of wheat and soybeans. Hogs, too! And probably a whole lot of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The forecast would be for an endless fleet of cargo ships loading up at U.S. piers and bound for China, laden to the gunwales with gazillions of tons of wheat, soybeans, hog bellies and LNG.

Oh, what a glorious victory in the global trade war, eh? Wheat! Soybeans! Hog bellies! LNG!

Most U.S. mainstream media, with their characteristic incompetence at understanding true issues, would have hailed Trump’s “trade victory” over China (“More soybeans!”), and even that would be through the grinding, clenched teeth that come when Trump does anything with which they actually agree.

But really… more wheat, more soybeans, etc., would’ve just been another defeat in the long war that China is waging.

Sure, China would be happy to buy U.S. commodities and energy supplies at dirt-cheap prices. But China can get soybeans elsewhere, along with hog bellies, LNG and much more. Heck, why do you think China has been buying up agricultural land across Africa and South America? Or why are Chinese companies buying energy and mineral rights from Serbia to Saipan?

China doesn’t really need U.S. commodities unless they come at bargain-basement prices. Along these lines, China has spent 30 years working to secure its resource base across the globe. Think in terms of Chinese-owned projects across the world, built by Chinese engineers and workers. Think in terms of goods moving in Chinese ships — a commercial fleet of over 4,000 large cargo vessels. And mostly operating from Chinese-built (if not controlled) ports, from Panama to Pakistan.

Now add in the looming Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), in which China will build out roads, rail, airports, power lines, pipelines and whatever else all across Eurasia, from China’s east coast to the cities of western Europe.

All those resources and channels of commerce are intended to support a so-called “Chinese dream” of dominating high-end manufacturing in the 21st century. It’s all about China gaining and keeping the upper hand in precision manufacturing, artificial intelligence, robotics, telecommunications, biological and genetic engineering, access to space and more.

China’s national goal is not simply to displace the U.S. from economic preeminence. It’s to dominate the global economy to the exclusion of every other nation. China will gladly seize market share from U.S. companies, as well as those of Japan, South Korea, Australia, Europe and anywhere else that some company or society has come up with profitable methods of commerce.

For 30 years, China has been waging a military-style campaign to establish its business presence pretty much everywhere, while searching every archive for commercial, scientific and of course military intelligence. It’s all about sending knowledge and resources back home to support the rebuild of China as a key player in the world.

In other words, Trump’s “beef” isn’t about China not buying enough hogs or soybeans. It’s about the trillions of dollars in intellectual property (IP) that the Chinese government and its firms have pirated from U.S. and Western firms over the decades. And it’s about the trillions of dollars in manufacturing capabilities that have “migrated” to China over that time.

We could have a very long article on just the manufacturing capabilities that have departed the U.S. for China. And also, it’s worth noting, departed from England, France, Italy, Germany and a long list of other countries. And I don’t mean low-end manufacturing, like the characteristic “stuff” that moves to the shelves of Walmart and Target and eventually into landfills.

When it comes to China, we’re talking the migration of high-end manufacturing from the West to the Middle Kingdom. It’s everything from computer chips, high-power magnets and solar panels to complex pharmaceuticals and aerospace-grade metals and materials.

In short, entire supply chains for all manner of complex systems are now resident in China, to the near exclusion of the U.S. and many other Western nations. The Battle for the 21st Century will be to recover some of those supply chains to support U.S. and/or Western industry.

One of the biggest elements of the Battle for the 21st Century will be P. China has stolen entire libraries of IP and then some.

For example, I recall a few years ago speaking with a very senior guy from Microsoft. (He’s a household name to most people who know the slightest bit about Microsoft.) He described internal Microsoft estimates that as much as 90% of Microsoft-labeled software running in China was pirated. I asked why Microsoft didn’t just shut down that pirated software when it bounced back to the company servers. “It would create more problems than we want to deal with.”

Another time, I met with a European company that builds high-speed rail systems. They described how China’s entire high-speed rail buildout is founded on stolen tech. Whether it’s the rails and ties, the wheels and axles, couplers, brakes, power systems, you name it, it’s all based on stolen tech, said the rail execs.

In essence, the Chinese bought several examples from foreign builders and demanded extensive technical data. Then they simply copied the basics while adding a few unsubstantive elements to support an argument that the resulting product really was “Chinese” technology.

It gets us back to Trump and the “trade war” with China. It’s really not about how many bushels of soybeans China buys. And it’s not whether or not U.S. consumers should pay 25% tariffs on imported Chinese goods such as washing machines or microwave ovens or anything else.

Trump’s tariffs — and his “trade war” battle — are about whether or not the U.S. will continue in the 21st century as a world-leading economic power.

It’s about whether or not the U.S. will have some semblance of national-level supply chains that support precision manufacturing within an advanced economy.

If the current situation with China doesn’t resolve in favor of the U.S., you can kiss a lot of your future wealth goodbye. Manufacturing and trade will migrate to China even more than we’re already seeing. The U.S. economy will drift downward. The U.S. will continue its transformation into a “financialized” nation, displaying more of what we’ve been seeing for the past 30 years — the wealthy and asset-rich becoming richer, the middle class shrinking into surly, proletarian bitterness.

That’s what’s at stake in this trade war.

Whether Trump prevails here or the effort goes down in flames, there’s a way in which you can claim a stake in the future of Western “supply chains.”

It’s another resource play, and admittedly a big one. It’s BHP (NYSE: BHP), a global mining and energy company with a market cap of $201 billion.

BHP has roots in Australia; the current three-letter name reflects the old one, Broken Hill Proprietary, Broken Hill being the site of an old lead mine in New South Wales. But anymore, BHP operates across continents and produces all manner of essential energy and mineral resources. These include oil, gas, coal and uranium. Plus metals, with a focus on iron ore, nickel and copper, the latter two being critical to the future of advanced manufacturing.

Strategically, BHP’s focus is on capital discipline, which means deploying funds to the best possible returns. BHP wants to see high cash flow, value creation and return on investment.

Shares currently trade in the range of $52, reflecting a price-earnings ratio of 25. This against growing profitability and cash flow, with decreasing debt. Meanwhile, BHP pays a handsome dividend that yields over 4.4%.

Looking ahead, we could see the share price for BHP go to previous highs over $71 or more, about a 38% rise.

As discussed above, we live in a world of international competition for the heights of manufacturing between China and the U.S., as well as much of the rest of the developed world.

Looking ahead, BHP will play a crucial role in maintaining fundamental control over Western access to critical resources and thence to rebuilding supply chains outside Chinese control.

ACTION TO TAKE: Buy BHP (NYSE: BHP) up to $57 per share.

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Re: How to Survive Global Chaos with Strategic Intelligence
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2019, 04:24:35 PM »
BHP dropped down to below $20 USD in January 2016.  It went over $100 USD in April 2011.  From the recession period (2009) it was around $50 USD.  So back to square one.   :money: :biggrin:
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Re: How to Survive Global Chaos with Strategic Intelligence
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2019, 04:43:48 AM »
Cuffys post......


How much do you have to pay a month for Jim Rickards Strategic Intelligence Reports ?

To much for me to read I just went to the local school in the village ,  down in the west country .. ;D

I don't trust any financial whizz kids or advisors and would never pay 0.05c for any information, if I ever did I would need to see the guys asset list, his private bank accounts , property deeds and much more for the past 10 years ..

I would presume Jim Rickards must have several yachts , luxury houses all over the world, off shore accounts with millions of cash, drive a new Bentley also have a Ferrari  amongst other things ?

In my mind most financial whizz kids/advisors usually have nothing, just the shirt the walk around in..its all bla bla bla bla
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Re: How to Survive Global Chaos with Strategic Intelligence
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2019, 06:44:42 AM »
While I am not an absolute subscriber to the maxim that those who can't do, teach, there is some truth in the idea.

This is a guy who gets paid to market products. People pay him for the information and 'insights'. Given that, in most cases, the spread of knowledge reduces its value (a good reason for legislation against insider trading!) one can infer that, if his knowledge was golden, he'd not be selling it, or giving it away. The best ROI would come from implementing his knowledge.

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Re: How to Survive Global Chaos with Strategic Intelligence
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2019, 12:26:37 PM »
Curious responses - that one should never listen to experts in their chosen fields (I listen to and read multiple experts analysis every month and look for any consensus or divergence in their perspectives for potential trends).

Rickards is an accomplished Author of many serious books and an in-demand speaker around the globe.  He is of the Camp (Peter Schiff, David Stockton, Martin Armstrong, Bill Bonner and many more) that the long term debts and unfunded liabilities (Gov Pensions, etc) of the USA are now so vast and unsustainable that a correction and financial reset are basically overdue - think a new modern tech-based Bretton Woods type reset - is on the horizon and that a defensive portfolio is warranted.

Markets mastery allows one to control their own destiny... as we learned in the 20th Century wars and chaos...

"If you do not control your own destiny - someone else will !"

Rather than argue if one should heed the advice of experts or not let's consider the pros or cons of Jims' Team portfolio reccs...

Symbol   Name   Comments   Entry Date   Entry Price   Exit Date   Current Price   Dividends   Percent Gain

Jim's Picks
PSQ   ProShares Short QQQ   Hold 4/9/19   09/22/2017   $38.45   Open   $29.99   0.43   -21%
NOC   Northrop Grumman Rg   Hold 4/9/19   10/25/2018   $275.01   Open   $309.81   2.40   14%
CHAD   Direxion China Bear ETF   Hold.   05/23/2017   $39.96   Open   $31.95   0.73   -18%
TLT   iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond   Hold.   09/27/2016   $138.42   Open   $130.20   7.63   -0%

Nomi's Picks
JPM   JPMorgan Chase Rg   Buy up to $115. Hold your position 11.13.18   07/27/2018   $114.90   Open   $107.06   2.40   -5%
EUM   PrShs Shrt MSCI EM   Buy up to $21.00. Hold your position 11.13.18   08/29/2018   $18.78   Open   $19.56   0.22   5%
SJB   PRSHS SHRT HIGH YLD   Buy up to $23.50   12/20/2018   $23.68   Open   $21.98   0.13   -7%
DXJ   WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund   Buy up to $65.00 per share.   11/15/2017   $56.90   Open   $48.20   1.87   -12%
SHY   iSh 1-3Y Trs Bd   Buy up to $85 per share   01/29/2019   $83.64   Open   $84.38   0.63   2%
CX   Cemex Sp ADR   Hold 3/14   10/25/2018   $5.52   Open   $4.23   0.00   -23%
NOMD   NOMAD FOODS   Hold 4/9/19   11/28/2018   $19.80   Open   $21.03   0.00   6%
IAT   iSh US Reg Bk   Hold your positions 5/14/19   02/28/2019   $47.51   Open   $44.04   0.21   -7%
CAG   ConAgra Foods   Set a limit of $33   04/25/2019   $31.00   Open   $26.86   0.21   -13%

Byron's Picks
SGDM   Sprott Gold Miners   Buy up to $34.00 per share.   05/18/2016   $21.80   Open   $17.58   0.21   -18%
UEC   Uranium Energy   Buy up to $1.20 per share.   11/15/2017   $1.36   Open   $1.34   0.00   -1%
CVE   Cenovus Energy Rg   Buy up to $10.25 per share   06/26/2018   $9.78   Open   $8.33   0.07   -14%
CCJ   Cameco Corp.   Buy up to $11.50 per share.   03/27/2017   $11.02   Open   $10.03   0.37   -6%
OR   Osisko Gold Royalties   Buy up to $15.00 per share.   07/25/2016   $12.04   Open   $10.09   0.35   -13%
RIG   Transocean N   Buy up to $16.00 per share.   09/28/2018   $14.10   Open   $6.63   0.00   -53%
NILSY   MMC Nor Nickel ADR   Buy up to $17.75 per share.   11/28/2018   $19.20   Open   $20.88   0.00   9%
GOLD   Barrick Gold   Buy up to $19.00 per share.   01/24/2017   $18.25   Open   $11.79   0.42   -33%
SPOXF   Sprott Rg   Buy up to $2.00. Half position closed 7/31/18 at $2.32 exit price, 47.62% gains   10/26/2016   $1.68   Open   $2.27   0.23   48%
NCMGY   Newcrest Mng Sp ADR   Buy up to $21.00 per contract   02/28/2019   $17.29   Open   $18.48   0.00   7%
OII   Oceaneering Intl Rg   Buy up to $25. 5.23.18   05/23/2018   $23.70   Open   $16.57   0.00   -30%
WPM   Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.   Buy up to $29.00 per share. **Note: Formerly Silver Wheaton (SLW). Company name and ticker symbol changed as of 5/16/17.   05/18/2016   $18.67   Open   $21.12   0.89   18%
KL   Kirkland Lake Gl   Buy up to $30 per share   01/29/2019   $30.19   Open   $32.54   0.03   8%
GOEX   Global X Gold Explorers ETF   Buy up to $30.00 per share.   04/21/2017   $23.49   Open   $19.38   0.00   -18%
NEM   Newmont Mining   Buy up to $38.00 per share.   11/23/2016   $31.50   Open   $32.09   1.88   8%
CDE   Coeur Mining Rg   Buy up to $5.90.   08/29/2018   $5.63   Open   $2.83   0.00   -50%
BHP   BHP Group Sp ADR   Buy up to $57 per share   05/30/2019   $52.61   Open   $52.50   0.00   -0%
AEM   Agnico Eagle Mines   Buy up to $58.00 per share.   09/27/2016   $53.89   Open   $41.94   1.66   -19%
SAND   Sandstorm Gold Ld   Buy up to $6.50 per share.   06/23/2016   $4.45   Open   $5.12   0.00   15%
SLB   Schlumberger Rg   Buy up to $65.00   10/25/2018   $53.57   Open   $35.18   1.00   -32%
HES   Hess   Buy up to $69.   04/25/2019   $64.50   Open   $57.79   0.00   -10%
ENS   EnerSys   Buy up to $70   03/26/2019   $64.04   Open   $58.49   0.00   -9%
XOM   Exxon Mobil Rg   Buy up to $86.   07/27/2018   $82.21   Open   $71.97   3.33   -8%
PHYS   Sprott Phys Gld - Trust Units   Invest equal sums in the Sprott Physical Gold Trust (PHYS: NYSE) and the Sprott Physical Silver Trust (PSLV: NYSE).   08/19/2016   $11.11   Open   $10.30   0.00   -7%
PSLV   Sprott Physical Silver Trust   Invest equal sums in the Sprott Physical Gold Trust (PHYS: NYSE) and the Sprott Physical Silver Trust (PSLV: NYSE).   08/19/2016   $7.47   Open   $5.21   0.00   -30%



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Re: How to Survive Global Chaos with Strategic Intelligence
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2019, 12:38:25 PM »
Caffli

A typical American selling bullshite sprinkled with a few real true items and all surmised perfectly by Andrewf in a few lines.

This is a guy who gets paid to market products. People pay him for the information and 'insights'. Given that, in most cases, the spread of knowledge reduces its value (a good reason for legislation against insider trading!) one can infer that, if his knowledge was golden, he'd not be selling it, or giving it away. The best ROI would come from implementing his knowledge.

Anyone selling 'secrets' is, by definition, lying!

More importantly is the message from “ Jim Rickards’ of Strategic Intelligence” that he is telling us:

According to “Agora Financial” https://agorafinancial.com/publications/awn
 
The goal of Jim Rickards’ Strategic Intelligence is simple — help you prepare and profit from the coming collapse of the dollar. Your editor will be Jim Rickards. According to him, “the end of the international monetary system is imminent (he means the reserve currency $ Dollar) and it will wipe out millions of unprepared Americans.”

The prediction of in this very long article is that the USA Empire will go down rapidly, whichever way you look at it! Your president “Tramp” he can hardly do anything to change the course of history and the demise of the Evil Zionist run NWO.

See below some highlights that give away the game……..

As a Lifetime Subscriber to Jim Rickards Strategic Intelligence Reports here is June 2019's report summary and Buy Recommendation - feel free to comment yes even Lord Afi and his sidekick the Mobster:

More Chaos to Come…
How do these three storms – impeachment, the 2020 election and Spygate – converge to create the perfect storm?

By November 2019, the impeachment process should be well underway in the form of targeted House hearings. The 2020 Democratic debates (starting in June 2019) will be red-hot. Trump’s counterattacks on the FBI and CIA should be reaching a fever pitch based on real revelations and actual indictments.

The impeachment process and Trump’s revenge represent diametrically opposing views of what happened in 2016. The Democrats will continue to call Trump “unfit for office.” Trump will continue to complain the Obama administration and the deep state conspired to derail and delegitimize him. The 2020 candidates will have to take a stand (even though they may prefer to discuss policy issues). There will be nowhere to hide. The bitterness, rancor and leaking will be out of control.

Any one of these storms would create enough uncertainty for investors to sell stocks, raise cash and move to the sidelines. The combination of all three will make them run for the hills. That’s our warning to investors.

Against this perfect storm backdrop, consider these additional specific trigger points for investors:

The U.S. is approaching the “X-Date.” That’s the day the Treasury runs out of cash to pay bills including interest on U.S. Treasury securities. Right now the X-Date is expected around mid-July, but no one knows for sure. The debt ceiling was hit a few months ago, but the Treasury has relied on so-called “extraordinary measures” to keep paying the bills (like looking for spare change in the sofa when the pizza delivery guy is knocking at the door).
Soon the Treasury will be broke
Trump still wants funding for the border wall and Democrats still refuse to give Trump the funding. That fight is not over; it’s just on hold
The U.S. could be looking at another government shutdown at midnight on Sept. 30 (the end of the U.S. budget year). The only remedies are approved appropriations bills (unlikely) or a continuing resolution (doubtful without wall funding). Expect another shutdown.
Imagine a government shutdown over wall funding while the Treasury’s going broke. That’s another triple perfect storm of its own. Of course, these three events are all related. The X-Date and end of the budget year both give Trump leverage to get money for the wall. But this game of brinksmanship comes at the risk of default or shutdown.

In addition, we face a long list of international crisis catalysts:

U.S.-China trade war
NAFTA replacement (the USMCA)
Tariffs on European cars
Confrontations with China over Taiwan and/or the South China Sea
Russia sanctions
Iran sanctions
Israel, Hamas and Gaza
Debt crises in Turkey, Argentina, China
Recession in Europe
  (The US of Europe and the EURO are an American Project to support the DOllar and have control of the European Continent)
All of this is real. All of this is happening or coming soon. In the meantime, complacency, “risk on” and low volatility rule the day. Don’t worry, be happy.

The stock market today acts like a small child who needs to be spoon-fed. As long as the food keeps coming (preferably pudding or other sweets) the child is fine. Once the food stops, the child begins to scream and kick. The Fed is the parent who spoon-feeds the market low interest rates and lots of liquidity. Once the food is withdrawn (through rate hikes and QT) the hissy fit begins.

We saw this in May 2013 (“taper tantrum”), September 2013 (delayed start of tapering until December), September 2015 (delayed liftoff until December), February 2016 (Shanghai Accord) and again in December 2018 (the Powell Put pivot to “patience”). It’s amazing the Fed got rates as high as they have given stock market resistance (although it took six years, 2013–2019, following five years of ZIRP and QE, 2008–2013).

The bottom line is the Zionist Fed still wants rates higher (up to 4% to fight a new recession) and Trump wants them lower (to help his chances in 2020 with a booming stock market). Hence the political battle over two open seats on the Fed board.

The U.S.-China trade war is connected to these Fed scenarios. Here’s a scorecard of possible outcomes:

Lower rates and the end the of trade war = Victory lap for Trump.
Lower rates but trade war continues = Trump still wins, but it’s much closer.
Higher rates and end of trade war = Trump can win, but it’s too close for comfort. The Fed could cause a recession before they know it.
Higher rates and the trade war continues = Trump could lose if we tip into recession and farmers suffer.
Obviously, Trump wants the first outcome. He’s counting on his new Fed nominees to deliver rate cuts or at least keep a lid on the existing policy rate. The problem is that Trump is not known for finesse and the Fed is not known for reliable forecasts. Both sides could blunder into a recession and a Trump loss in 2020.

The dynamic favors Trump for now, but all bets are off if we actually have a recession. This is why the fight over Fed vacancies is so important. Trump has to appoint some “friends” (possibly including Judy Shelton) to hold Powell’s feet to the fire on no interest rate hikes, possible interest rate cuts and a quick end to quantitative tightening (QT).

If that happens, we avoid recession and Trump wins. Trump needs to juggle Mueller revenge, base support and Fed policy control to pull off this trifecta. Difficult, but doable.

How to Play the Markets When These Storms Converge
The next six months will present unprecedented challenges for investors. Markets will have to wrestle with fights over impeachment, election attacks and Spygate. Trump will be trying to improve his odds with Fed appointments and an end to the trade wars. Democrats will be trying to derail Trump with investigations, accusations and leaks.

Some of this will be normal political crossfire, but some of it will be deadly serious, including arrests of former senior government officials and revelations of an attempted coup aimed at the president.

None of it will be easy for markets to digest. A storm with no name is coming. The only safe harbors will be gold, cash and Treasury notes. And make sure you have a life preserver handy.  :nod:

Now read on as my collaborator Byron King tells you about another type of storm you should be aware of. Byron gives his insight on the coming battle for economic superiority in the world and the best way to position yourself for big gains. His analysis is below.

 

Trade This Energy Giant for 38% Gains as the U.S.-China Battle Heats Up
As tensions rise in U.S.-China trade talks, the real battle is not over tariffs but whether or not the U.S. will continue as a global economic power. The fight for control of critical resources and supply chains is the new battle for the 21st century. Here’s how to play it for big gains…
By Byron King, Senior Geologist

Jim just described the “Storm With No Name” concerning U.S. politics and the upcoming 2020 election cycle.

Now let’s discuss the Storm With a Name, and that’s China and the ongoing Battle for the 21st Century.

There’s an epic struggle occurring right now, if we know how to interpret events. China has been waging economic war on the U.S. — and on the entire Western world, to be accurate — for over 30 years. And to its great strategic credit, China has been winning this war.

But now the global-level fight has moved from the shadows of commerce, banking and low-key subterfuge into the forefront of economic visibility. And the fight is getting noisier.

Let’s step back and take stock of the battlespace.

Doubtless you’ve read about the ongoing “U.S.-China trade war” or some similar description. More than likely the story you’ve seen is something along the lines of how President Trump has used executive authority to impose tariffs on Chinese goods because of the lopsided U.S.-China trade balance. Or words to that effect…

And now we have a U.S.-China “trade war.” We place tariffs on Chinese stuff. The Chinese place tariffs on U.S. stuff. USA is loosing the war

If you follow most mainstream media themes, it’s all Trump’s fault.

Per media accounts, our current U.S.-China situation is based on some sort of Trumpian “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) trade policy. The China imbroglio is Trump’s characteristic “economic nationalism” writ large. It’s old-fashioned, obsolete “America First!” applied to trade with China. And of course, as with much else about current U.S. politics, it’s “all about Trump.”

Well, that sort of media theme is flat wrong. In fact, it’s pure hogwash, which is about the nicest way I can say it and get this article past the copy editing desk in Baltimore.

Here’s what’s going on with China…

The current trade fight is one skirmish — the first serious engagement, actually — within the Battle for the 21st Century.

Let’s disabuse ourselves of one particular notion. The current state of U.S.-China trade is NOT purely about Trump. But OK, let’s talk about Trump:

Trump is the first U.S. leader in 30 years to recognize and elevate to policy level what has been happening and where things are going with economic relations with China.
He’s the first U.S. leader to frame the issue for what it is, namely, the ongoing deindustrialization of the U.S., courtesy of an entire fifth column within the U.S. and across the Western world, all playing very nicely with Big China Inc./b]
And he’s the first U.S. leader to begin the process of turning things around to prevent — well, to try to prevent! — the U.S. economy from slipping into an irrecoverable flat spin of noncompetitiveness and global irrelevancy.
In order to understand the key point, let’s view things from a different perspective. What if Trump were just another go-along, get-along, run-of-the-mill, “free trade!” U.S. president?

Well, we’d have a U.S.-China “deal” already.

That is, if Trump followed standard advice from the likes of Goldman Sachs and the Davos crowd, if not the editorial pages of both The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, there would be no banner headlines about “Trade War!” Doubtless, the media would slam Trump for something else, but not trade with China.

Let’s do what they call “counterfactual history” at one of my alma maters, the U.S. Naval War College. Let’s say that Trump met with China’s President Xi at the White House — if not at Mar-a-Lago, with its “delicious chocolate cake” — and signed a huge trade deal. Just envision the pomp, including the U.S. Marine Band blaring in the background.

Under the alternative view of events, China would have agreed to buy U.S. wheat and soybeans. Lots and lots of wheat and soybeans. Hogs, too! And probably a whole lot of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The forecast would be for an endless fleet of cargo ships loading up at U.S. piers and bound for China, laden to the gunwales with gazillions of tons of wheat, soybeans, hog bellies and LNG.

Oh, what a glorious victory in the global trade war, eh? Wheat! Soybeans! Hog bellies! LNG!

Most U.S. mainstream media, with their characteristic incompetence at understanding true issues, would have hailed Trump’s “trade victory” over China (“More soybeans!”), and even that would be through the grinding, clenched teeth that come when Trump does anything with which they actually agree.

But really… more wheat, more soybeans, etc., would’ve just been another defeat in the long war that China is waging.

Sure, China would be happy to buy U.S. commodities and energy supplies at dirt-cheap prices. But China can get soybeans elsewhere, along with hog bellies, LNG and much more. Heck, why do you think China has been buying up agricultural land across Africa and South America? Or why are Chinese companies buying energy and mineral rights from Serbia to Saipan?

China doesn’t really need U.S. commodities unless they come at bargain-basement prices. Along these lines, China has spent 30 years working to secure its resource base across the globe. Think in terms of Chinese-owned projects across the world, built by Chinese engineers and workers. Think in terms of goods moving in Chinese ships — a commercial fleet of over 4,000 large cargo vessels. And mostly operating from Chinese-built (if not controlled) ports, from Panama to Pakistan.

Now add in the looming Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), in which China will build out roads, rail, airports, power lines, pipelines and whatever else all across Eurasia, from China’s east coast to the cities of western Europe.

All those resources and channels of commerce are intended to support a so-called “Chinese dream” of dominating high-end manufacturing in the 21st century. It’s all about China gaining and keeping the upper hand in precision manufacturing, artificial intelligence, robotics, telecommunications, biological and genetic engineering, access to space and more.

China’s national goal is not simply to displace the U.S. from economic preeminence. It’s to dominate the global economy to the exclusion of every other nation. China will gladly seize market share from U.S. companies, as well as those of Japan, South Korea, Australia, Europe and anywhere else that some company or society has come up with profitable methods of commerce.

For 30 years, China has been waging a military-style campaign to establish its business presence pretty much everywhere, while searching every archive for commercial, scientific and of course military intelligence. It’s all about sending knowledge and resources back home to support the rebuild of China as a key player in the world.

In other words, Trump’s “beef” isn’t about China not buying enough hogs or soybeans. It’s about the trillions of dollars in intellectual property (IP) that the Chinese government and its firms have pirated from U.S. and Western firms over the decades. And it’s about the trillions of dollars in manufacturing capabilities that have “migrated” to China over that time.

We could have a very long article on just the manufacturing capabilities that have departed the U.S. for China. And also, it’s worth noting, departed from England, France, Italy, Germany and a long list of other countries. And I don’t mean low-end manufacturing, like the characteristic “stuff” that moves to the shelves of Walmart and Target and eventually into landfills.

When it comes to China, we’re talking the migration of high-end manufacturing from the West to the Middle Kingdom. It’s everything from computer chips, high-power magnets and solar panels to complex pharmaceuticals and aerospace-grade metals and materials.

In short, entire supply chains for all manner of complex systems are now resident in China, to the near exclusion of the U.S. and many other Western nations. The Battle for the 21st Century will be to recover some of those supply chains to support U.S. and/or Western industry.

One of the biggest elements of the Battle for the 21st Century will be P. China has stolen entire libraries of IP and then some.

For example, I recall a few years ago speaking with a very senior guy from Microsoft. (He’s a household name to most people who know the slightest bit about Microsoft.) He described internal Microsoft estimates that as much as 90% of Microsoft-labeled software running in China was pirated. I asked why Microsoft didn’t just shut down that pirated software when it bounced back to the company servers. “It would create more problems than we want to deal with.”

Another time, I met with a European company that builds high-speed rail systems. They described how China’s entire high-speed rail buildout is founded on stolen tech. Whether it’s the rails and ties, the wheels and axles, couplers, brakes, power systems, you name it, it’s all based on stolen tech, said the rail execs.

In essence, the Chinese bought several examples from foreign builders and demanded extensive technical data. Then they simply copied the basics while adding a few unsubstantive elements to support an argument that the resulting product really was “Chinese” technology.

It gets us back to Trump and the “trade war” with China. It’s really not about how many bushels of soybeans China buys. And it’s not whether or not U.S. consumers should pay 25% tariffs on imported Chinese goods such as washing machines or microwave ovens or anything else.

Trump’s tariffs — and his “trade war” battle — are about whether or not the U.S. will continue in the 21st century as a world-leading economic power.

It’s about whether or not the U.S. will have some semblance of national-level supply chains that support precision manufacturing within an advanced economy.

If the current situation with China doesn’t resolve in favor of the U.S., you can kiss a lot of your future wealth goodbye. Manufacturing and trade will migrate to China even more than we’re already seeing. The U.S. economy will drift downward. The U.S. will continue its transformation into a “financialized” nation, displaying more of what we’ve been seeing for the past 30 years — the wealthy and asset-rich becoming richer, the middle class shrinking into surly, proletarian bitterness.

That’s what’s at stake in this trade war.

Basically the Hegemon Empire of the USA is Fcuke or soon will become the same like other countries around the world.... with the Zionist Banksters running their Government and also the Rest of the world!

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Re: How to Survive Global Chaos with Strategic Intelligence
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2019, 03:52:35 PM »
He is basically saying the US is skint and Trump is trying to close the stable door after the horse has bolted.

US sanctions on China, like Russia, are here to stay.

I’ve said it before: the US will go down screaming and lashing out. This is what we are seeing.
please tell me where I'm being / have been 'dishonest'? 
Yes, he said that.........

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Re: How to Survive Global Chaos with Strategic Intelligence
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2019, 04:43:55 PM »
Yes, that's true. It is no more or less than I have been saying for yonks. Of course, I am not alone in this and claim no great insight, so this guy is just following along. Notice what the money shot of the sales pitch is?

He is pitching a stock.

Now, what is interesting about this piece is that ordinary Americans are being told about this stuff. The buyers and consumers of these sales pitches are not the most sophisticated investors, they are the followers with low information who are flattered by the attention of this kind of huckster. Let us see how matters progress. I think it is significant that now is seen as being the right time to start selling stocks on the basis of U.S plight. The next fear cycle is underway.

I am reminded of previous cycles where late in the cycle similar hucksters with similar offers were operating at the end of the real estate cycle and before that around the end of the dotcom bubble. The sensible money had already made their moves.

I do not recall who said the following, but he was spot on: when taxi drivers and shoeshine boys have stock tips then it is time to leave the market.
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Re: How to Survive Global Chaos with Strategic Intelligence
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2019, 05:08:31 PM »
Yeah but has this guy made anyone wealthy? I mean if not why do you want to subscribe to him?

Its no different to subscribing to a dating site , you want a partner.. if you don't get that partner or close to getting a partner you finish your subscription..

So same with this guy , you subscribe to his what ever take his advice and become richer? If no for why do you need him  ???


Time is money! I think I would loose money even sitting reading all that stuff, I mean if I took all afternoon to sit and read it and figure it out, I already need to make enough to cover those 5/6 hours reading it ???

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Re: How to Survive Global Chaos with Strategic Intelligence
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2019, 05:56:22 PM »
He is basically saying the US is skint and Trump is trying to close the stable door after the horse has bolted.

US sanctions on China, like Russia, are here to stay.

I’ve said it before: the US will go down screaming and lashing out. This is what we are seeing.


People preaching gloom and doom about the US economy, now that’s original! Not.
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Re: How to Survive Global Chaos with Strategic Intelligence
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2019, 02:52:17 AM »
Steve, somebody does get richer from these newsletter pumping schemes. Of course, it is rarely the 'investors' following the advice being pedalled, but the newsletter owners make bank from the subscription fees and the insiders from the manipulated stock prices.

The subscribers, such as cufflinks, certainly do not get rich off it. If they are lucky they don't get burned too badly. Of course, of all the readers of such twaddle, very few actually put a hand in pocket. They are much like the keyboard Romeos in your business, they get to feel good without taking any action or risk.
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Re: How to Survive Global Chaos with Strategic Intelligence
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2019, 03:19:53 AM »
He is basically saying the US is skint and Trump is trying to close the stable door after the horse has bolted.

US sanctions on China, like Russia, are here to stay.

I’ve said it before: the US will go down screaming and lashing out. This is what we are seeing.


People preaching gloom and doom about the US economy, now that’s original! Not.


One thing you need to understand!! Humans have been around for JUST a few years nothing more..every thing comes to an end how ever much cash you have how ever powerful you are.. your going in a box like every one else .. your going to be down with the earthworms mixing with rich and poor..

Empires come and Empires go.. economies come and economies go.. your not going to change that..


More importantly your sat right on top of the worlds biggest *****. ***** volcano on the planet under the Yellowstone National park.. and ONE day that WILL blow! Nothing you can do about it, maybe next week! maybe in 400 years, maybe in 2000 years but be sure it will go one day..

You'r also sat on the Andreas Fault line and how ever much you increase taxes, poor concrete. down any small splits  :laugh:  One day the whole lot of California is going , yes all of it!! Maybe tomorrow, maybe next month, maybe in 100 years maybe in 1000 years.. BUT it's  going..

So face up to the facts ONE day the US economy is also going..




And dont forget NO Hollywood movie cast will be able to help you when it happens!! 500 fire engines and Bruce Willis will never stop 4 billion tons of molten magma  :laugh:
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Re: How to Survive Global Chaos with Strategic Intelligence
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2019, 07:19:31 AM »
LOL Amazing the attitude that one should ignore the advice of experts and instead listen to a bunch of Puffery how China is about to take over the world and we should all invest in vaseline just bend over and take the Phocking and enjoy it.

An intelligent discussion of Rickard's team defensive portfolio will never happen here because intelligence is antithetical to this forum's lead antagonistas.

The Chinese abuse of the WTO has been 100% and now not just the USA but your 4th Reich Euro Masters are feeling the pain of China dismantling their strategic precision manufacturing supported social democracy and will be implementing Euro-wide tariffs on China before the next wave of Euro immigrants is high IQ Chinese workers riding the Belt and Road rails to replace you lot with Chinese owned factories staffed with Red Communist Chinese social score compliant workers.  The true fate of Europe.

Ironic on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day that the EU is populated by 100s of millions of Surrender Monkeys.

News flash - no one has stood up to the Chinese up till now because the Chinese were a cheap slave labor camp to circumvent the West's child labor, occupational safety, and environmental protection laws and were willing to absorb Europe's and North America's factories pollution... However, the Chinese "China 2025" Plan to move up the value chain and dominate all high value add technologies is an existential threat to all Western Democracies and the Chinese are about to find that these markets are closed to their subversive plans.

China is about to see that suing the USA at the WTO is going to backfire in their faces and that China will be forced to comply with WTO rules or lose access to both North American and European Markets.  Australia and NZ have already banned Huawei and ZTE from 5 Eyes domestic and intelligence secure networks.  More to follow.

Top 5 Trade Promises China Has Broken | US China Trade War | China Uncensored

5 Countries That Have Fallen into China's Debt Trap

At least the Australians are taking action:

Book on Chinese Censorship Gets Censored in Australia
Silent Invasion - How China is turning Australia into a Puppet State by Clive Hamilton
A best seller in Taiwan and Hong Kong - go figure.

The only reason China is able to dominate global markets is that hypocritical Euros and North Americans are willing to ignore all our vaunted Human Rights and Environmental Protection laws for profits - especially the Holier than Though Europeans being the most shameful - you all know who and what you are.

Of course the only people with large enough Cajones to force China to mend their evil wicked ways are the Yanks as the Brits Global Empire collapsed a century ago due to your War Mongering arrogant global colonialization including addicting the entire country of China with British grown Opium from East Asia/India - and now the Chinese are exacting their revenge for the 100 years of British lead humiliation.   The Brits and Euros are sewing what they reaped - the USA is looked upon fondly by many Chinese as we drove Imperial Japan out of China in WWII while the Brits were begging us to give them back their Colonies in Burma, Singapore and Hong Kong.    What goes around....

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Re: How to Survive Global Chaos with Strategic Intelligence
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2019, 07:34:34 AM »
Yes, that's true. It is no more or less than I have been saying for yonks. Of course, I am not alone in this and claim no great insight, so this guy is just following along. Notice what the money shot of the sales pitch is?

He is pitching a stock.

Now, what is interesting about this piece is that ordinary Americans are being told about this stuff. The buyers and consumers of these sales pitches are not the most sophisticated investors, they are the followers with low information who are flattered by the attention of this kind of huckster. Let us see how matters progress. I think it is significant that now is seen as being the right time to start selling stocks on the basis of U.S plight. The next fear cycle is underway.

I am reminded of previous cycles where late in the cycle similar hucksters with similar offers were operating at the end of the real estate cycle and before that around the end of the dotcom bubble. The sensible money had already made their moves.

I do not recall who said the following, but he was spot on: when taxi drivers and shoeshine boys have stock tips then it is time to leave the market.

LOLOLOL Takes a world-class pompous Brit huckster to denigrate a huckster.

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Re: How to Survive Global Chaos with Strategic Intelligence
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2019, 08:27:52 AM »
He is basically saying the US is skint and Trump is trying to close the stable door after the horse has bolted.

US sanctions on China, like Russia, are here to stay.

I’ve said it before: the US will go down screaming and lashing out. This is what we are seeing.


People preaching gloom and doom about the US economy, now that’s original! Not.


One thing you need to understand!! Humans have been around for JUST a few years nothing more..every thing comes to an end how ever much cash you have how ever powerful you are.. your going in a box like every one else .. your going to be down with the earthworms mixing with rich and poor..

Empires come and Empires go.. economies come and economies go.. your not going to change that..


More importantly your sat right on top of the worlds biggest *****. ***** volcano on the planet under the Yellowstone National park.. and ONE day that WILL blow! Nothing you can do about it, maybe next week! maybe in 400 years, maybe in 2000 years but be sure it will go one day..

You'r also sat on the Andreas Fault line and how ever much you increase taxes, poor concrete. down any small splits  :laugh:  One day the whole lot of California is going , yes all of it!! Maybe tomorrow, maybe next month, maybe in 100 years maybe in 1000 years.. BUT it's  going..

So face up to the facts ONE day the US economy is also going..




And dont forget NO Hollywood movie cast will be able to help you when it happens!! 500 fire engines and Bruce Willis will never stop 4 billion tons of molten magma  :laugh:

I actually love that movie and Woodrow Tracy Harrelson kukoo like coco nuts Character was epic...  there may be a scintilla of intelligence on this forum after all.

Of course, when Yellowstone Blows it will dwarf Krakatoa and send the entire globe into a decade long volcanic global winter. 

We are already investing in Urban Indoor Vertical Farming with multiple gear-driven vertically stacked decks of organic produce so at least some of us with the sense to invest in life-sustaining technologies will not be starving.  You lot who hate investments will unfortunately starve.  Ignorance is bliss until it is not.



 

 

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