A candidate running for the office of Sheriff in North Carolina was caught on video advocating all manner of anti- Second Amendment policies, including a suggestion that it is ok to murder Americans to take their firearms.
Daryl Fisher, seen in the following footage, listed every gun control measure he could think of and admitted he was in favor of them.
Fisher then noted that many pro-gun Americans often repeat the phrase “I’ll give you my gun when you pry (or take) it from my cold, dead hands.”
“OK” Fisher said, implying that he is fine with law enforcement literally killing Americans to take their guns away.
Our source within the Alliance, who we have been calling Arthur, recently briefed us on Michael Horowitz’ investigation into Deep State elements including Hillary Clinton’s use of her private email to handle classified information, recent assassination attempts on President Trump, the Military taking control of the CIA, Obama’s bloodline ties to the Rockefeller’s, Net Neutrality, the assassination of General Patton, solar flares and EMP attacks, political correctness, and a potential of mass casualties in the event of an extended grid down scenario.
Just a few days ago, shareholders of Tesla approved an almost comical pay package for their [cult leader] CEO Elon Musk that could potentially put $50 BILLION in his pocket over the next decade.
Let’s put this figure in perspective: at $5 billion per year, Musk would make more than every single CEO in the S&P 500. COMBINED.
In other words, if you add up the salaries of all the CEOs of the 500 largest companies in America, it would still be less than the $5 billion per year that Mr. Musk stands to earn.
That’s pretty astounding given that Tesla’s own 2017 4th quarter financial report (page 24) states that Elon “does not devote his full time and attention to Tesla”.
Or more importantly, that under Musk’s leadership, Tesla’s chronic financial incontinence has racked up more than $4.97 billion in operating losses for its shareholders.
Or that the company has been under SEC investigation (without bothering to disclose this fact to shareholders).
Yet they saw fit to reward him with the largest CEO pay package in the history of the world.
This is precisely the type of behavior that is only seen during periods of extreme irrationality when financial markets are at their peak… and poised for a serious correction.
I’ll close this brief letter today quoting John Thompson, Chicago-based value investor and Chief Investment Officer of Vilas Capital Management.
Thompson is one of the few hedge fund managers who has consistently outperformed the market, and his fund is betting big against Tesla. What follows are some passages about Tesla from Thompson’s recent investor updates:
I think Tesla is going to crash in the next 3-6 months. . .
. . . partially due to their incompetence in making and delivering the Model 3, partially due to falling demand for the Model S and X, partially due to the extreme valuation, partially due to their horrendous finances that will imminently require a huge capital raise, partially due to a likely downgrade of their credit rating by Moody’s from B- to CCC (default likely) which should scare their parts suppliers into requiring cash on delivery (a death knell), partially due to the market’s recent falling appetite for risk, and partially due to our suspicions of fraudulent accounting activities, evidenced by 85 SEC letters/investigations and two top finance people leaving in the last month. . .
Tesla, without any doubt, is on the verge of bankruptcy.
The company cannot survive the next twelve months without access to capital from Wall Street Banks or private investors.
We estimate that Tesla will need roughly $8 billion in the next 18 months to fund operating losses, capital expenditures, debts coming due, and working capital needs.
However, it appears that due to past SEC investigations and current investigations (which terrifyingly have not been disclosed by the company), it will likely be difficult for Tesla to access public markets.
According to a recent analyst report, there have been 85 SEC requests for additional information and disclosures in the last 5 years.
This compares to Ford Motor Company’s total of zero over the same time frame. This means that Tesla is pushing many, many boundaries.
When a company is under formal investigation, it is difficult, if not impossible, to raise capital from public markets as these investigations must be made public, which generally craters the equity and debt values.
Therefore, Tesla investors better hope there are a number of Greater Fools in China or elsewhere to keep the company solvent.
At some point, the music stops and there aren’t any open chairs.
No matter how good a social investment makes you feel as it is going up, extreme anger will result if most or all of your money is permanently lost, especially when it is due to false and misleading statements by senior company officers.
This is when the [Department of Justice] steps in and escorts untruthful managements to their new living quarters.
. . . As a reality check, Tesla is worth twice as much as Ford* yet Ford made 6 million cars last year at a $7.6 billion profit while Tesla made 100,000 cars at a $2 billion loss.
Further, Ford has $12 billion in cash held for “a rainy day” while Tesla will likely run out of money in the next 3 months.
. . . I have never seen anything so absurd in my career.
Much has been written on secret societies and there are numerous speculations as to which powers control them. The nature of secrecy is such that the real power behind the power should remain exactly that-Secret. In this lecture, clear evidence is provided to show who really stands behind the throne of Earthly power.
The US pension system has gotten so bad, Congress is actually planning for its failure.
As the government was working on the recent, new budget deal and subsequent boost in government spending, Congress quietly snuck in a provision that forms a committee which would use federal funds to bail out as many as 200 “multiemployer” pension plans – where employers and labor unions jointly provide retirement benefits to employees.
As is often the case, this rescue “plan” is too little too late. The US pension system is beyond repair. And if you’re depending on pension income to carry you through retirement, it’s time to consider a Plan B.
Before explaining how dire the situation actually is, let’s take a step back…
Pensions are simply giant pools of capital used to pay out retirement benefits to workers.
Typically, employers and employees contribute a percentage of the employees’ salary to a pension throughout his or her career. Then, upon retirement, the pension is supposed to pay a fixed, monthly amount to the retiree.
There are both government and corporate pension plans.
Boston College estimates the nation’s 1,400 multiemployer plans (corporate) are facing a $553 billion shortfall. And around one-quarter of those are in the “red zone,” meaning they’ll likely go broke in the next decade or so.
But Congress’ committee, assuming it works, wouldn’t even rescue the red zone plans, much less the remaining 1,200.
Congress is stepping in because the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) – the pension equivalent to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) – is completely insolvent.
Like the FDIC, the PBGC is an insurance program funded by premiums paid by its participating members (pensions). Its entire income is made up of premiums collected and the investment income it earns on those premiums.
So, as the markets crash, not only will the PBGC’s portfolio get slaughtered… so will those of the pensions it guarantees (which will then require more funds). And as these pensions fail, the PBGC will collect less in premiums. It’s a vicious circle.
But things are plenty bad already.
The PBGC, which only covers corporate pensions, had a $76 billion deficit in 2017. It has total assets of $108 billion on its books compared to potential loss exposure of more than $250 billion.
By its own estimation, its fund to cover multiemployer pensions (which makes up $65 billion of the deficit) will be insolvent by 2025.
Pensions are in such bad shape today for the simple reason that investment returns are too low. And pensions can’t cover their future obligations.
Pension fund managers invest in assets like stocks, bonds and real estate in hopes of generating a safe return.
Most funds require a 7%-8% return in order to meet their future liabilities.
But with interest rates near record lows, these funds are having to take on more risk in order to meet their minimum return requirements. They’ve reduced their bond allocations and started buying more stocks, private equity and other riskier assets.
Some funds, like Hawaii’s pension fund, went even further and dabbled in the incredibly risky strategy of selling put options. By selling a put, you collect a small premium if markets stay calm or rise. But you’re exposed to unlimited losses if markets crash – like they did when the Dow fell 2,400 points in a week last month.
At the end of last year, equities made up nearly 54% of public pension fund portfolios. The $209 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund has over 58% of its assets in stocks. Kentucky’s $20 billion pension for teachers is 62% in stocks.
These giant funds, which are supposed to pay for public and private employees in retirement, are piling into stocks at record high valuations. And when the volatility hits, it will be devastating.
Consider that America’s largest pension fund, The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), lost 5% of its assets ($18.5 billion) in just 10 trading days leading up to February 9.
Pension funds should never experience that kind of volatility. But the current macro environment is forcing them to make dumb decisions in hopes of generating a minimum return.
Luckily, if you’re a smaller investor, you still have plenty of solid investment options available – even if you’re investing with tens of millions of dollars.
I’ve told our Sovereign Man: Confidentialreaders about an asset-backed loan earning 13% a year. And they’ve already safely earned millions of dollars in interest.
You can also invest in super-safe stocks trading below their net cash, like Sovereign Man’s Chief Investment Strategist, Tim Staermose, does in his service, The 4th Pillar.
But these strategies get more difficult if you have hundreds of billions of dollars.
So these pension funds are forced to buy stocks and real estate at all-time highs. It stretches valuations and creates huge risk.
Still, pension fund allocations to equities are near all-time highs.
So, ask yourself, what will happen to your retirement if the stock market falls just 20%? What about 50%?
There’s zero chance these funds will be able to pay out retirement benefits. They’re taking huge risks at all-time highs and they have zero downside protection (the PGBC is broke).
It’s smart to consider some other options like a self-directed IRA, solo 401(k) or a SEP IRA – which allow you significant latitude in making better, safer and stronger investments.
Plus, they allow you to put more money away toward retirement before tax. And there’s no downside to that.
You’ve got make long-term plans for retirement. The pension system is broken. So the time to take action is now.
P.S. To learn more about the flexible retirement accounts I mention above, which allow you to save more money before taxes for retirement and give you more investment flexibility, you should consider signing up for my flagship intelligence service, Sovereign Man: Confidential. You can get the full details here.
A recent study in the Journal of Medicinal Food demonstrates that daily consumption of flaxseeds may be safer and more effective than drugs and surgery for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), the most common prostate issue.
It’s estimated that BPH afflicts nearly 50% of all men by the time they reach the age of 80. Surveys of data show that the adoption of an unhealthy Western lifestyle (and even a Western approach to medicine) are correlated with a rapid rise in the incidence of the condition.
BPH is characterized by an enlarged prostate. Common symptoms include frequent, urgent need to urinate, nocturia (nocturnal urination), decreased or intermittent stream, and the sensation of never being able to fully empty the bladder.
While these symptoms can be a mere inconvenience (especially in their most mild form), BPH should be addressed—experts believe there’s no conclusive link between BPH and prostate cancer risk, but BPH can nevertheless signal overall imbalance in the body.
For example, obesity, diabetes, inactivity, and heart disease are all prominent risk factors for BPH. It stands to reason, then, that BPH is a sign of the same underlying imbalances that lead to these other conditions. While genetics have a role to play, risk level is much more heavily determined by lifestyle—which means that lifestyle modification can also help prevent and even reverse such conditions.
A misguided approach
As usual, though, conventional medicine largely ignores lifestyle modification as a means for treating BPH, and instead relies on drugs and surgery. The risks, side effects, and comparative ineffectiveness of these interventions are well-known in the natural health community—and these drawbacks are even more pronounced in the case of BPH treatment.
Drugs for BPH come with their own risk. The alpha adrenergic blockers and 5a-reductase inhibitors prescribed for BPH carry the risk of all sorts of side effects, including blood pressure irregularity and “retrograde ejaculation,” which can lead to infertility.
Surgery is not much better. The complications from surgical transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) are even more varied and common, so much so that there’s a collective name for them: TURP syndrome.
Luckily, the new research mentioned above suggests that you can avoid all of these risks, and instead enjoy the side-effect-free benefits of eating flaxseeds.
Flaxseed to the rescue
The lack of safe and effective treatment options for BPH allowed for inquiry into the healing potential of functional foods (flaxseed in this case), and researchers were pleasantly surprised by what they found.
In this randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled study, three groups of new BPH patients, aged 45-75, were given a placebo, a low dose of flaxseed, or a high dose of flaxseed.
The results speak for themselves: “In this study, supplementation with the flaxseed hull extract provided greater relief than placebo in obstructive symptoms of BPH, such as sensation of incomplete bladder emptying, ”stopping and starting” while urinating, weak urinary stream, and ”straining while urinating.”
Low and high doses of the flaxseed extract provided statistically significant improvements in the scores of these obstructive symptoms at week 8 as compared with baseline. In contrast to this, the placebo group did not show a statistically significant improvement with respect to these obstructive symptoms.”
Best of all, these results were achieved with no side effects whatsoever.
While the mechanisms at work here are open to further study, researchers certainly have some ideas. The most direct explanation is flaxseed’s ability to increase levels of free testosterone and decrease levels of the testosterone metabolite DHT, which can contribute to prostate growth and the onset of BPH.
Furthermore, flaxseed contains high levels of omega-3 essential fatty acids. The vast majority of Americans don’t consume nearly enough omega-3s (and too many omega-6s), and prostate dysfunction is just one of the many health problems that can result from such imbalance.
This all should come as no surprise since, as we mentioned above, BPH and other prevalent health conditions are brought on by risk factors that are largely lifestyle-related. Instead of throwing drugs at the problem and undergoing surgery, why not simply correct the dietary imbalances and deficiencies at the root of the issue?
If you’re ready to add flaxseed to your daily regimen, try blending them in smoothies, sprinkling them on granola, or even using them as a baking ingredient (their nutrients remain stable even after long periods of heating). If you use flaxseed oil, make sure the company has taken measures to protect against rancidity (which occurs much more easily with flax oil than with the fresh seed hulls).
Give flaxseed a try and experience the benefits for yourself; they’re just one more example of how optimal diet and functional foods can measure up to (and even exceed) the efficacy of Western medical interventions.
Most people think once you get a cavity, it’s over. You have to go to the dentist and get a filling.
But it’s simply not true, and in fact a lot of professionals seem to misunderstand what causes cavities in the first place.
It’s NOT sugar. It’s NOT a lack of brushing of flossing.
The root cause of cavities is tooth demineralization, which is triggered when your saliva becomes acid (because of your diet, health, and even the kind of bacteria that are in your mouth!).
The point here is that fillings are merely a patch. They might be useful, and we do recommend to have them (NOT the mercury ones!) if it’s an emergency.
But understand that cavities are a sign that your body doesn’t have the necessary material to keep your tooth healthy – and there’s something wrong “behind the hood”.
We recently came across an amazing resource that teaches you how to treat cavities, bad breath, stains and other dental conditions naturally.
We personally think the marketing around how people should be afraid of dentists is a bit over the top, but the content inside the guides is top notch, and WILL help you fix your dental problems the holistic way.
Everyone should take the time to educate themselves about holistic dentistry and the natural ways they can take their dental care to the next level.
The best resource we have ever found on the subject is “Dentist Be Damned!” by Alice Barnes.
Admittedly, the title may be controversial.
Dentists should not be demonized. We should instead have an open discussion about how we can make conventional dentistry evolve in the right direction, and include more of the ancient knowledge that’s been around for quite some time — like using clay, essential oils and certain botanicals to keep teeth healthy.
‘Mrs. F.’ was 84 years old the first time she ever went to prison.
Her crime? Petty shoplifting. She stole rice, strawberries, and cold medicine.
She served her time. Got released. Then shoplifted again so that she’d go back to prison.
She’s now 89 years old serving out another 2 ½ year sentence, not too far away from where I am right now, at a women’s prison about 60 miles outside of Tokyo.
She’s not the only one.
One in five female prisoners in Japan is senior, almost all of whom have been convicted of petty crimes like shoplifting.
This is no accident. Elderly women in Japan are economically vulnerable. Half live below the poverty line. Many live by themselves and have no one to turn to for help.
So there’s a growing trend in Japan of elderly women deliberately committing petty crimes– hoping to get caught so that they’ll be sent to prison.
In prison, of course, they’re fed, clothed, housed, and even have their health care covered by the state.
It’s a pitiful, last resort form of welfare that’s likely going to become worse as Japan’s already elderly population continues to age.
It’s also a sad example of what happens when a nation’s economy goes bust after a dangerous, explosive, unsustainable boom.
Back in the 1970s and 1980s, Japan was indomitable.
This country had pulled itself out of the ashes of the atomic bomb in World War II and set itself on a path to dazzling economic growth.
Within a few decades, Japan had become one of the wealthiest nations in the world. And by the 1970s, they began flexing that economic might.
If you’re old enough you might remember the Japanese scare, especially in the early 1980s, as Japanese companies were buying up huge chunks of US real estate, businesses, etc.
Japan had all the money… and it seemed like they were going to conquer the world.
The Japanese stock market was soaring. Japanese property prices were, by far, the most expensive on the planet.
Then it all went bust in the late 80s.
It turned out that Japan’s massive economic boom had been fueled by years of unsustainable monetary policy– the central bank simply conjuring trillions of currency units out of thin air.
The country had been flooded with money. Bank balance sheets were stuffed full of trillions of yen and they began liberally loaning out– practically giving away– money to businesses and investors.
They were able to get away with it because Japan’s economy was healthier than the rest of the world’s.
The US was going through a series of deep recessions. Japan, meanwhile, was a production and export powerhouse.
So even though the Japanese central bank was printing unlimited quantities of paper money, the rest of the world readily accepted it.
Japanese financial markets soared, and large Japanese companies went on an international shopping spree, gobbling up prized assets– especially in the United States.
But by the late 1980s, the giant Japanese monetary bubble burst. Everything crashed. Stocks. Property. The economy itself.
Three decades later it has yet to recover.
We’ve talked about this before: Japan is a classic example that the good times NEVER last forever. (And it’s important to plan accordingly.)
Moreover, Japan teaches us that financial and economic downturns can last for DECADES.
A lot of people understand that stock markets and economies move in cycles– periods of boom and bust.
But there’s a common misconception that the ‘bust’ part of the cycle will be short-lived, maybe a few months, 1-2 years at most.
Japan shows that downturns can be more severe, and last longer, than anyone could possibly imagine.
Last, Japan is a monument to the serious social consequences that unfold when a long-term economic downturn strikes.
This sad story of poor, lonely, elderly women deliberately committing crimes so that they’ll be taken care of in prison is just one example.
On the other end of the age spectrum, younger people in Japan have stopped having children.
Due to the long-term economic downturn, Japan’s young adults don’t have the financial stability to get married and start families, and the birth rate has been declining as a result.
Last year, in fact, the number of babies born in Japan was the lowest number EVER in the 118-year history of their public records.
And this shrinking population has its own long-term consequences– a lower tax base, fewer workers paying into the pension system to support retirees, etc.
On top of it all, Japan’s long-term economic downturn has obliterated the finances of the government.
The Japanese government has to borrow appalling amounts of money in order to make ends meet each year.
The national debt here has become so large that it’s more than twice the size of the Japanese economy.
Plus it takes the government more than 20% of tax revenue each year just to pay INTEREST on its debt– and that’s at a time when rates are actually NEGATIVE.
This country is really amazing, I’ve always loved it here.
But Japan has been suffering for a long, long time, both socially and economically. The two go hand in hand.
That makes this place the most important case study in the world.
Because everything that Japan did back in the 70s and 80s to cause these long-term social and economic problems is EXACTLY what most of the West is doing now: printing money, keeping rates too low, inflating asset bubbles, going into debt, and acting like the good times will last forever.
It would be utterly foolish to believe that this time is different.
Peter explains why record numbers of Americans are renouncing their US citizenship and how you can opt-out of the inflation tax. For a full transcript, visit: http://bit.ly/1Cvk4Qm
Last year in 2014 a record number 3,419 US citizens renounced their citizenship and gave up their US passports. Unfortunately, that record’s not going to last. It’ll likely be broken this year, and again the following year. The reason is taxes. America has the world’s most oppressive tax regime, and the cost of staying compliant is going up. Many Americans living abroad find their US citizenship to be a liability rather than an asset, and they’re willing to spend a lot of money to renounce that citizenship. In fact, up until 2010, the form that you needed to fill out to give up your citizenship was free. In 2010 they imposed a fee of $450, which made the US the most expensive nation with which to renounce your citizenship. Yet people had no problem paying it. Last year, they increased the cost of that form to $2,350. Again, record numbers of people were willing to pay that just for the privilege of renouncing their citizenship.
Now the cost of that form is going to continue to rise with the benefits of giving up your citizenship. The Internal Revenue Service is going to continue to turn up the heat on Americans both here and abroad by making it particularly expensive to comply with those laws, especially now that the US government has enlisted or forced the help of foreign financial institutions in enforcing these tax laws. In fact, the United States is one of only two nations in the world that taxes its citizens on their global – their worldwide – income. In other words, it’s a tax on the privilege of being a citizen. The only other country that does it is a country in Northern Africa that basically nobody has heard of. Even in that country the tax rate on the global income of its citizens is just two percent, whereas in the United States you’re talking about upwards of 40% in a marginal rate of tax. Who knows how much higher that rate might go in the future?
The origin of this worldwide income tax system is in the Civil War. That’s where the income tax was first enacted, along with paper money. We got a lot of bad things that came out of the Civil War. Of course, freeing the slaves was one of the few good things that we got, but we also got the worldwide taxation. The motivation behind it is that when the war started, the Union was having a hard time getting volunteers. The Confederacy had no time and no trouble in encouraging people to volunteer for the cause. But the Union had to resort to constriction, and it was the first time we had draft in this country. A lot of people didn’t want to fight, and they left the country to avoid the draft. The idea of taxing Americans no matter where they lived was, in effect, a way to tax the draft dodgers. They didn’t want people to also dodge the income tax when they dodged the draft. The income tax applied to Americans even if they didn’t live here. But there was two rates– there was 3%, and the top rate was 5%. It wasn’t that bad compared to what we have now, but that’s where the concept originated.
When the war ended, the income tax ended shortly thereafter, and so too did paper money; the greenbacks disappeared. Unfortunately, both have since been resurrected, but in a much worse form. Now the marginal tax rate is not 5% max, it’s above 40%. Instead of the Federal Reserve notes we have now, the greenbacks during the Civil War days were redeemable in gold. They were backed by gold and they were redeemable in gold. Now the Federal Reserve notes are backed by Treasury debt, subprime mortgages, auto loans, and they’re not redeemable in anything.
The US government continues to turn up the heat. I said to American citizens, not only here, but living abroad, who knows how high the cost to buy that form to renounce your citizenship could go? It could go to maybe $10,000 or more. At some point America could be like a giant debtors prison where if you have a US citizenship you can never get rid of it. Now it’s not about dodging the draft, but it’s about dodging your share of the national debt. Americans today are born with an enormous burden – repaying the debts of prior generations. As many Americans decide that they can’t shoulder that burden, that they want to renounce their citizenship and look for more economic freedom in other countries, the cost of giving up that liability is going to get higher and higher. Of course, who knows how much higher income taxes may go in the future, which means the benefit of giving up your citizenship will be that much greater and there the cost of doing it that much higher. But there might be a point of political resistance where there’s no way for the government to try to collect the taxes it needs through taxation, through income taxes.
The most likely source of funding will be through inflation, where the government will simply print the money and spend it into circulation to meet its obligations. Although, it’s not actually meeting them, because it’s repaying them in money that doesn’t buy very much. The inflation tax is going to be one that no American could avoid if they own US dollars, but it’s one tax that you can avoid, and you don’t have to renounce your citizenship. You don’t have to buy an expensive form or pay a tax to renounce. All you have to do is renounce your dollar by holding gold or silver. If you hold real money that the Federal Reserve can’t create, they can’t tax you through inflation.
My advice to Americans who are still living in the United States? You don’t have to renounce your citizenship to avoid or dodge the inflation tax. You just have to renounce the dollar. Obviously not in its daily use; you certainly can spend dollars and transact in dollars. But when it comes to your savings, when it comes to putting away money because you want to access its purchasing power in the future, you need to renounce the US dollar, and you need to save in real money – gold or silver. Something that the Federal Reserve just can’t print into existence at will, something that has real value, and something that you can count on to preserve its value into the future. The cost of renouncing your dollars and acquiring gold and silver is very low.
DO NOT Renounce your U.S. citizenship – It’s a trap
There is another way on HISAdvocates.org to claim your freedom. Just read the oath that you have to say when you want to renounce your U.S. citizenship. You end up becoming stateless AND saying that you promise to uphold the Laws of the United States (corporation) Retarded…
South Africans are continuing to be poor when we can print more money to ensure that everybody has it. Our people are poor because there is a shortage of money in the country.
It’s not the shortage of jobs that makes people poor, it is the shortage of money. We have paper and ink, so we will print more money and give it to the poor, and make all of them billionaires if that is possible.
es, make them billionaires. There were countless trillionaires in Zimbabwe, even quadrillionaires… but it turns out that “trill-life” isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, as many were left eating bugs in torn up t-shirts.
But let’s go ahead and break down just how ridiculous the minister’s plan is.
His main fallacy: “Our people are poor because there is a shortage of money in the country.”
No, money is just a signal, or representation of value, which leads to his second fallacy, “It’s not the shortage of jobs that makes people poor, it is the shortage of money.”
Really? How does anyone anywhere ever make money to begin with? By working a damn job!
If instant riches was as easy as printing money, then why not make everyone on Earth a trillionaire by printing up more money? Because that’s moronic, that’s why.
Unfortunately, the South African finance minister seems incapable of learning from his nation’s neighbor. Or from any other hyperinflation in history.
If Nhlanhla doesn’t even realize he’s making the same mistakes as Zimbabwe, which is right next door and happened a few years ago, then the Republic of “Weimar” probably just sounds like “wiener” in German to him. Which he probably likes.
But, way back in the 1920s in Germany, they proclaimed the exact same thing. “There isn’t enough money!”
They fixed that “problem” within just a few years and German girls became prostitutes to the world in a bid to survive.
Meanwhile, in more recent times, the situation in Zimbabwe has become so bad that the price of bitcoin recently surged there, trading at nearly double the international rate.
The reason? Rampant hyperinflation left the country with essentially no currency, forcing the government to adopt the US dollar and South African rand.
Border patrol in South Africa was even put on “red alert” because so many Zimbabweans were fleeing their own nation.
Apparently, Nhlanhla or whatever his name is, never even heard about it.
Which begs the question we always ask of central bankers… are they really THIS stupid or are they acting on purpose to destroy the country, put in stricter controls, impoverish the people and keep their place at the top of the food chain?
It’s hard to imagine even this Nhlanhla guy could be this dumb. He’d have to be living in a bubble to not even notice what’s been going on in his own country due to Zimbabwe’s hyperinflation.
Luckily, it doesn’t really matter if they are stupid or evil… or both. They are probably both. We now have access to non-central bank currencies like bitcoin and others. And, I advise everyone in South Africa to run, not walk, to trade in what is remaining of the South African rand for precious metals and cryptos before Nhlanhla completely obliterates it.
And, if you want more information on how to do so, make sure to check out The Dollar Vigilante’s newsletter (HERE) where our subscribers gained a 2,192% return in cryptos in 2017!
Or, you can listen to Nhlanhla and become a South African rand “billionaire” and see how that works out for you.
Anarcho-Capitalist. Libertarian. Freedom fighter against mankind’s two biggest enemies, the State and the Central Banks. Jeff Berwick is the founder of The Dollar Vigilante, CEO of TDV Media & Services and host of the popular video podcast, Anarchast. Jeff is a prominent speaker at many of the world’s freedom, investment and gold conferences as well as regularly in the media.