US, world headed for 25 year depression: Jim Rickards

US, world headed for 25 year depression: Jim Rickards

“When I use the phrase 25 year depression, it sounds extreme but it’s not. We had a 30 year depression in the United States from about 1870 to 1900…The Great Depression lasted from about 1929 to 1940. The U.S. is in a depression today.” Well, it's been in the works for

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Canadian banking haven myth exposed

Canadian banking haven myth exposed

"One of the reasons that Canadians (and international commentators, other finance ministers and global financial institutions) buy this Canadian banking fairy tale is the way the government accounts for the money borrowed to support the banks." The sorry spectacle of Conservat

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Get rid of your mortgage, loans, because interest rates set to rise

Get rid of your mortgage, loans, because interest rates set to rise

Get rid of your loans, guys and gals, because we are going into a high interest rate period. Very high. It will be the equivalent of going into the double digit interest rates we had in the 80s where many people threw their house keys at the bank and we had record numbers of ba

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E-cigarettes save lives, money

E-cigarettes save lives, money

"We know that cigarettes have thousands of chemicals in them and we know that they are killing us. They have been for over a hundred years. So now, the e-cig industry comes along with only one or two chemicals in their mixture and people are freaking out over these as well. Whe

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US inches closer to big bank charges

US inches closer to big bank charges

Federal prosecutors are nearing criminal charges against some of the world’s biggest banks, according to lawyers briefed on the matter, a development that could produce the first guilty plea from a major bank in more than two decades. In doing so, prosecutors are confronting

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Canada’s home sales top predictions; why a real estate crash is inevitable

Canada’s home sales top predictions; why a real estate crash is inevitable

“The assurance of relatively low borrowing costs has likely given home buyers confidence while rising home values have kept new listings at a healthy level. Stable employment has provided some assurance to owners and buyers alike.” Our website is back after many months of

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Comparing today’s recession/depression to the 1980 recession

Comparing today's recession/depression to the 1980 recession

"Much like today, Americans were concerned not only with high unemployment but increasing budget deficits in the early 1980s. A September 1983 Gallup poll found that three-fourths of the public agreed that the federal government's budget deficit was a great threat (42%) or some

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Why savers are getting screwed

Why savers are getting screwed

"Without the intervention of economic policymakers, interest rates would be naturally higher. That would increase the cost of borrowing for businesses and consumers, but there would be some offsetting economic benefits. Savers are getting screwed by the current monetary policy

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Geithner admits USA bankrupt to US Senate

Geithner admits USA bankrupt to US Senate

"Never in our history has Congress failed to increase the debt limit when necessary. Failure to raise the limit would precipitate a default by the United States. Default would effectively impose a significant and long-lasting tax on all Americans and all American businesses

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World economies on verge of currency revaluations to deal with debt

World economies on verge of currency revaluations to deal with debt

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning." -- Henry Ford Basically what the world central banks are doing is increasing their money by devaluin

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Is Obama the next Mugabe of Zimbabwe?

Is Obama the next Mugabe of Zimbabwe?

"America, Britain, Japan, Germany, France, Sweden, Holland, Norway, Canada and Australia make up the Fishmongers Group and their meeting on Tuesday will deliberate on the state of the inclusive government, debt relief, public finance administration and the controversial economi

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US raiding foreign countries with dollars, not soldiers

US raiding foreign countries with dollars, not soldiers

""The United States is going to China and saying: we want you to commit economic suicide, just like Japan did. We want you to follow the same thing: we want you to revalue your currency, we want you to squeeze your companies, we want you to go bankrupt,” says Michael Hudson,

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tent city usa

“At least once a week, you hear some Wall Streeter exulting that manufacturing is showing signs of recovery. What he doesn’t tell you is that manufacturing is less than 10 percent of the economy. He won’t mention that sickly consumer-related activity is 75 percent.” Does anyone think the standard of living that Western societies have [...]

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job less hands newspaper

“A true labor market depression faced those in the bottom…of the income distribution; a deep labor market recession prevailed among those in the middle of the distribution, and close to a full employment environment prevailed at the top.” The real unemployment rate is somewhere in the 17.5% range. Actually, as it is shown in the [...]

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arnold signs paperwork

We`re going to see many states across the country specifically california dealing with rosy predictions and forecasts brought by the govt. They said the economy was going to rise to 8.0 % unemployment if they passed the stimulus, but we see that even by the govt`phony standards, this rate rose to 9.6% . Of course, [...]

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us cities underwater mortgages

More than 11.3 million homeowners — nearly one-fourth of all Americans with a mortgage — owe more on their loan than their home is now worth, according to a report released Tuesday by FirstAmerican CoreLogic. As long as real wages for the working class decline good paying middle class jobs are outsourced for cheap labor [...]

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will program for food

The United Nations says that nearly 212 million people were unemployed in 2009. That is 6.6 per cent of the global workforce. According to a new report the situation in Europe will get worse before the trend improves. The analysis by the United Nations and the ILO are timely, but it would be nice to [...]

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alan greenspan wanted for economic collapse

“And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.” — Thomas Jefferson Spending is bad when it’s on credit and made frivolous on non-essential [...]

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obama is the mack daddy of liars

“We’ve lost a couple of decades of demand in the U.S. economy because of the de-leveraging that’s happened,” Wall Street observer James Dale Davidson says. America has spent too many years focused on the service industry by design to de-industrialize the economy thus making it easier for the process of bankruptcy. It has been so [...]

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will program computers for food

“Frugality is the new fashion and likely to stay that way for years,” highlighting a secular shift toward prudence and conservatism because households are traumatized, tapped out, and mindful of a bleak outlook. The few greedy cheaters among us have been a major factor in the creation of the impression of economic growth that led [...]

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thief running with moneybags

American households have lost $11 trillion in wealth since the peak in the bubble. Below are some highlights from an article by My Budget 360. NOTE the $11 TRILLION DECLINE IN MAIN STREET WEALTH vs. how the Banksters are doing! Budget 360 is the same source that identified the great divide between Wall Street and [...]

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haiti earthquake

“There must be thousands of people dead.” The West (this includes Canada & at least the USA) helped overthrow Haiti’s democratically elected government because their President wanted to actually help the people get out of poverty. Then many Western nations went along with the US in destroying the entire economy by flooding Haiti with American [...]

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sucre alba new currency

“Venezuela’s decision to devalue the Bolivar culminates an event that the market has been anticipating for a long time,” said Walter Molano, an analyst at BCP Securities. “It helps alleviate the country’s fiscal woes and puts it on a sounder macroeconomic footing.” The currency devaluation that Venezula implemented allows them to sustain the nominal value [...]

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hauling house away

“They came into my home and violated my dignity,” she said, indicating she is instead seeking $200,000 and asserting it is “the memories that were taken” that upsets her most. The incident mentioned in the UPI article is all too common these days with rising foreclosures and bankruptcies exploding nationwide and throughout the Western economies [...]

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mortgage meltdown war next

It looks like Obama is continuing his work at bankrupt ACORN. The government shouldn’t have poor people to sign mortgages for the houses they couldn’t afford in the first place. What an insult to the millions of prudent home owners who bought what they could afford and made all the payments. Now they are asked [...]

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the television is lying to you

In days gone by we used to have journalists and reporters instead of paid corporate shills like we have today.  The old joke “thank you corporate news I’ll write what I’m told to write” is no longer a stereotype it is reality. It is becoming increasingly difficult as a result to find out the truth. Titles [...]

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