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Edited by Alfred Adask
Friday, April 26th, A.D. 2013
Between Friday, April 19th, and Friday, April 26th, the bid prices for:
|Gold rose 4.8 % from $1,406.50 to $1,462.90
|Silver rose 9.9 % from $23.29 to $24.04
|Platinum rose 3.9 % from $1,425 to $1,476
|Palladium rose 4.2 % from $675 to $678
|DJIA rose 2.1 % from 14,547.51 to 14,712.55
|NASDAQ rose 2.7 % from 3,206.05 to 3,279.26
|NYSE rose 2.1 % from 8,994.12 to 9,169.90
|US Dollar Index fell 0.8 % from 82.78 to 82.48
|Crude Oil rose 2.9 % from $88.00 to $92.78
"Only buy something that you'd be perfectly happy to hold
if the market shut down for 10 years."—Warren Buffett
“If the market shut down for 10 years, what investment would you
dare to hold—other than gold?”—Alfred Adask
Next Time, The "Paperfreude"
by Alfred Adask
“Schadenfreude” is a German word that means “taking pleasure in the misfortunes of others”. So far as I know, English has no synonymous term.
Nevertheless, many (perhaps all) of us are subject to a secret satisfaction in not only the misfortune of our enemies, adversaries, and annoying relatives, but even of strangers. I hate to admit it, but when I see someone else take a thumping in life, I’m sometimes moved to sympathy—but other times, moved to schadenfreude.
For example, even after the recent plunge in the price of gold, since A.D. 2000, the price of gold has increased from $275 to $1390—about 400%. During the same period, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose from about 12,000 to 14,000—about 16%. If we figure for inflation, those who’ve “bet” in the Dow have lost (some of) their assets over the past 12 years. Those who “bet” on gold profited.
And I (as a “gold bug”) have felt a real sense of satisfaction knowing that my ideological “enemies”—the “paperbugs” who believe in paper stock, paper bonds and paper gold—were losing their wealth to a significant degree. Thus, I’ve enjoyed to “shadenfreude” for most of the past 12 years.
However, over the past 18 months (when gold has moved generally down or sideways), my ability to gloat over the “paperbugs” was seriously diminished. They were prospering; I was not.
Worse, after the “April Plunge” of $200 (13%) in the price of gold, I had absolutely nothing to laugh about, my capacity for shadenfreude was shattered, and I was in deep need of sympathy.
Of course, the paperbugs offered no sympathy whatsoever. Turn about was fair play, and now they had their shot at shadenfreude and felt elated by the goldbugs’ lament.
In fact, Business Insider published an article that coined a new word: “goldenfreude” to signify the glee felt by paperbugs over the goldbugs’ recent, shocking losses. The article was entitled, “GOLDENFREUDE: Here's Why People Are So Glad That Gold Is Crashing” and declared in part,
“Gold is absolutely getting wrecked. Its 2-day loss is over 10%. We haven't seen a decline like that since 1980. We already explained why the gold crash is good news, because it represents a turn away from rocks, and towards humanity.”
Ohh, puleese! Are we to believe there’s something especially “humane” about being a paperbug who believes in fiat currencies?
How does that “humanity” square up to with research by monetary scholar Edwin Vieira that shows the reigning monetary system fails and has to be replaced about every 30 to 40 years? The last time the U.S. monetary system was replaced was circa A.D. 1971, when Nixon cancelled the convertibility of dollars into gold. And here we are, 40 years later, and it seems clear that today’s monetary system is breaking and likely to fail in the near future. There’ll be no significant change in any nation’s currency that isn’t accompanied by serious economic dislocation and pain for that nation’s people.
According to a study of 775 fiat currencies by DollarDaze.org, there’s no historical precedent for any fiat currency that successfully held its value over time. 20% failed through hyperinflation, 21% were destroyed by war, 12% destroyed by independence, 24% were monetarily reformed, and 23% are still in circulation but approaching one of the other outcomes.
More, the average life expectancy for a fiat currency is 27 years. America has had a pure fiat currency for 42 years. We’re about due for a change. When today’s fiat currency fails, there’ll be significant economic turmoil and pain for the average American. Where’s the “humanity” in that?
Nevertheless, Goldenfreude exists. Why? Business Insider listed several explanations, including:
1. “Part of it is a reaction to the constant goldbugs’ religious hectoring while others seriously discuss and address economic problems.”
They’re right about the “religious hectoring”. We goldbugs tend to be self-righteous and sanctimonious. We’re particularly annoying because we’re right (and the paperbugs know it). Thus, we can be a real pain in the buns for those “sinners” who have a false faith in the value of fiat currency and paper debt instruments.
As for the paperbugs who “seriously discuss and address economic problems,” those discussions are based on their misguided (or greedy) faith in the racket called “fiat currency”. The paperbugs aren’t merely trying to make the fiat currency system work—they’re trying to find a way exploit and profit from that system.
Goldbugs should give the devil his due and admit that a lot of wealth has been acquired by those who understand how to capitalize on fiat currency. For the paperbugs, fiat currency has been a sweet racket. However, the result isn’t the acquisition of wealth that’s been earned so much as stolen. That ethical point may not matter to paper-bugs? Fiat currency has been a profitable fraud for several decades and they don’t want to hear any holy-roller goldbugs reminding them of their sins.
One of the fundamental reasons for the “gold-bugs’ religious hectoring” is to warn all the monetary atheists out there that those who live by the paper debt instruments will inevitably die by the paper debt instruments. We’re warning the public that in every instance when a government or economy began to rely on a monetary system based on paper or digital currency rather than gold or silver, that fiat currency collapsed and so did their national economy.
Worse, we’re not only warning the paperbugs that their fiat currency racket is bound to crash (and fairly soon)—we’re also warning them that their fiat currency racket is morally wrong since it’s designed to rob creditors. We’re warning the paperbugs of a monetary judgment day. But the paper-bugs are having so much fun “sinning,” that we goldbugs are as unwelcome as Seventh Day Adventists who’ve come a-knockin’ at the door.
2. One paper-bug said, “The cocksuredness of the goldbugs is surely part of goldenfreude–that, plus the fear mongering.”
But why shouldn’t we be “cocksure”? Why shouldn’t we “fearmonger” to the paperbugs. Why not tout the advantages of gold? Why not warn of the dangers of fiat currency? We know that gold has been the primary form of money throughout much of the world for several thousand years. We know that, so far, fiat currencies always fail. Betting on gold is like betting on gravity—it’s pretty much a sure thing.
History is on our side.
But, paperbugs keep claiming (hoping) “this time it’s different”.
3. Taking a different slant, one writer explained goldenfreude’s popularity as the result of something that everyone likes to see: The man on a lucky hot streak suddenly realizing he's not that good.
Well, I hope the paperbugs enjoyed the goldbugs’ discomfort while they could. In a fiat currency world, gold is bound to rise again and with it, so will the goldbugs. As I write this article, the price of gold has already regained over half of the $208 losses suffered in the April Plunge.
Ok—not quite. But almost everyone can read the writing on the market’s wall. In an odd way, the April Plunge in the price of gold didn’t shake confidence in gold—it strengthened that confidence.
4. After the April Plunge, even Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman piled on:
“Well, the inflationistas/goldbugs are really, really annoying—all this air of having the secret wisdom when they actually haven't a clue. And they have been a real destructive factor in policy debate, standing in the way of effective policy by raising fears of Weimar and Zimbabwe. So seeing the one thing they got right—betting on higher gold prices—turn sour is cause for a bit of celebration.”
Despite his Nobel Prize, Mr. Krugman (an inveterate paperbug) is mistaken. We goldbugs actually have a few clues. For example, we know that gold has been money for 3,000 years. We know that our current fiat dollars are only 42 years old and likely to fail in the near future. We know that the Bible declares God’s anger at those who use unjust “weights and measures” in their commerce—and we know that fiat currency has a constantly changing value that makes unjust “weights and measures” not merely possible but inevitable. If the Bible is true, even God hates fiat currency.
Therefore, we goldbugs are just as “really, really annoying” as preachers in a cat house. The paperbugs want to continue to prostitute themselves in the fiat-currency “house of ill repute”. We goldbugs keep warning them that not only “the end is near” but also that they’ll pay a serious price for their prostitution. So, of course we’re “really, really annoying”.
5. Nouriel "Dr. Doom" Roubini also celebrated goldenfraude by reportedly tweeting:
“Gold Bugs & @jamesgrickards in stupefied catatonic state as gold now has fallen from a peak of $1950 in 2011 to $1350 today. Eat your gold!”
Well, the day is coming when Dr. Roubini and all the other paperbugs who invest in manipulated stock markets will also have an opportunity to “eat their paper stock certificates” . . . and their paper pensions and paper dollar savings accounts, too. More, unless they’re termites, they won’t find those paper “delicacies” to be particularly nutritious or palatable.
6. According to Reuters, after the April Plunge, billionaire George Soros said,
"Gold was destroyed as a safe haven, proved to be unsafe. Because of the disappointment, most people are reducing their holdings of gold.”
Soros may be a billionaire, but that doesn’t make him omniscient. Soros was wrong.
First, physical “gold” was not destroyed as a safe haven—but confidence in paper gold has been badly diminished.
Second, instead of most people reducing their gold holding, during the April Plunge dealers reported that for every customer who sought to sell his gold, there were 50 who wanted to buy. Since the April Plunge, the sudden increase in the global demand for gold has been virtually unprecedented.
• Dr. Marc Faber, the Swiss fund manager and publisher of the 'Gloom, Boom and Doom Report' did not celebrate “goldenfreude”. Instead, being a “really, really annoying” goldbug, Dr. Faber surveyed the carnage of the April Plunge and offered some objective observations:
"At the moment, a lot of people are knocking gold down. But if we look at the records, gold is now down 21% from the September 2011 high. Apple is down 39% from last year's high.
Exactly. We goldbugs are back. We aren’t quite laughing—at least not yet. But we’re grinning. We’re preachin’ in the cat house and loving our work. And the paperbugs are starting to look very pained and nervous. Perhaps they’re just about ready to abandon paper and go for the (physical) gold.
“At the same time, the S&P is at about not even up 1% from the peak in October 2007. Over the same period of time, even after today's correction gold is up 100%.
“The S&P is up 2% over the March 2000 high. Gold is up 442%.
“So I am happy we have a sell-off that will lead to a major low. . . . I think that the bull market in gold is not completed."
• After the April Plunge, paperbugs had a good dose of “goldenfreude”. I hope they enjoyed it. But I think that’s all they’re going to get.
Next time, the “paperfreude”.
That’s when we goldbugs get to laugh, and laugh and laugh at all our little friends who insisted on believing in the Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus and paper promises to pay—but saw those paper promises turn into ashes.
(“Paperfreude”. I know it’s not right to take pleasure in my adversary’s pain. Still, the idea of “paperfreude” makes me grin, just to think about it.)
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Superior Health Has a Key
by Herbalist Wendy Wilson
You need passwords, code, or a key to obtain access to things which are important or things that need protecting. We attempt to add more security in an insecure world. Keys are important but you have to beware not to use them improperly or bad things can happen. A good example was the birth of penicillin. Scientists thought they had unlocked the code to destroying life-threatening bacteria. The lives that have been saved with antibiotics will dwarf in comparison to the lives we will now lose with drug-resistant bacteria. History is proving that science erred and in a big way.
The viral code I refer to is not digital for computers. The viral code science is tinkering with is of a human and animal nature. Scientists are discovering ways to cross the RNA and DNA of pathogens to jump the gap from animal to human. For instance, the news reports of the recent development of the bat virus to infect humans. Science seems to be creating mutating species of viruses to exhaust a human immune system already weak with antibiotics and vaccines. In just three generations there has been an explosion of disease along with an explosion of knowledge and technology. We are told that these diseases are new or even rare http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/10/03/162150791/why-experts-can-pounce-on-new-diseases-faster-as-they-emerge. For thousands of years humans have worked on farms and around livestock without pandemics. The bird flu and bat virus have been for their respected species until just recently. What could have made the difference? According to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, we have reached 60% of all infectious diseases crossing species boundaries to affect human and animalshttp://www.impatientoptimists.org/Posts/2013/04/One-Health--human-and-animal-health-together-again
I know that if you engage in traditional dancing you have to have a partner. So, I have to ask has science been the partner infectious animal viruses and bacteria needed to cross the great barrier to infect humans? The explanation science publishes to that this odd development is from varieties of microbes gathering in your gut and do a little dancing to evolve into the deadly pandemics we face today http://www.livescience.com/12951-10-infectious-diseases-ebola-plague-influenza.html. This scientific explanation also has a name; zoonoses. This term also covers rabies you could contract from being bit by a rabid animal or by fleas from infected rats (bubonic plague) or by mosquitoes (malaria). We're told that the deadly animal diseases of today are not picky about its host. So, what's next? A mosquito bites you while cooking outside and you come down with heartworms? Zoonoses still does not explain why monkey, bat and bird disease, which never before plagued man have all of a sudden evolved into a sophisticated human killer plague. Is the bird flu really mutating or are scientists creating new strains? Mad cow disease didn't happen until farmers fed the cows meat. There has to be an external stimulant not evident in nature to be causing this surge in killer pathogens.
"Today we are speaking about days to a week rather than a month to resolve the whole genetic sequence of a new virus." Dr. Ab Osterhaus Erasmus University inRotterdam
Science may be hard at work unlocking disease codes and playing Russian roulette with humanity but we also have important keys as a defense. James Duke, PhD writes in his book The Green Pharmacy that medicinal plants have been under more research in the last hundred years. We are reminded that the pharmaceutical industry evolved from using plants. There is a key to using medicinal plants for the best therapeutic impact. James Duke developed a rating system to distinguish between plants with the most potency and those with mild to limited benefits. It all rests on the "efficacy key." This key determines if you will be delivering powerful plant medicine to the body. I can skip to the chase and distill this whole thing down to this; if the plant ingredients are intact and considered "whole-herb ingredients", then this delivers what Duke describes as the "finest in food pharmacy." The moral here is not to rewrite God's copyright when it comes to medical plants. If a plant has thousands of phytochemicals then they are suppose to be there. Big pharma will isolate plant chemicals to make their product and in doing so dissect those chemicals from required uptake nutrients creating side effects. Duke calls this "trying to isolate silver bullets in nature's pharmacy."
If you follow the doses in the US and European Pharmacopeias and those endorsed by Germany 's E Commission then you will be shortchanging your herbal supplements efficacy. Everyone will have a different tolerance level to herbs. Some may even be allergic. If you are over 100 pounds the rule-of-thumb which herbalist go by for herb tincture doses are 1 to 4 droppers full (equal to ¼ to 1 teaspoon). Follow the product label for suggested doses but know that a quality herbal supplement will allow some wiggle room on dose. The important thing to remember is that the bacterial and viral infections have not developed a resistance to your immune system, which is enhanced with powerful herbs. With regard to unscientific, unsubstantiated folk remedies Dr. Duke says this,
"I tend to think that some validity must exist for a time-honored remedy. Keep in mind that many of yesterday's folk remedies are today's scientifically proven treatments." James A. Duke, PhD
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COMING UP ON HERB TALK LIVE
Herbalist Wendy Wilson on Herb Talk Live
Saturday morning show:
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5/11/13 Dr. Rebecca Carley
7 pm EST on AVR
5/21/13 Dr. Rebecca Carley
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What's Ailing America:
Disaster Capitalism and Treason
by Rebecca Carley, MD
How bad does it have to get for Americans to face that our government is the most evil on the face of the planet? I ask myself that question every day. I hope readers who care about the future of their children will take time to check out the links in this newsletter, because we witnessed over the past week where this is going tanks in the streets, lockdown of whole cities, swat teams putting guns to the heads of citizens in their homes as they hunt for the Muslim patsy they are blaming for the obvious inside job that was the Boston marathon bombing.
If you never saw the movie "Wag the Dog", check out this clip. It is actually a documentary where they are showing us how they create their fake evidence to pull off whatever war they want to wage. ( http://www.brasschecktv.com/videos/spin-1/making-war.html ). THE WAR IS NOW BEING WAGED ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
The good news is that this latest false flag is waking up millions of people. There are hundreds of you tubes and blogs that have gone up just in the past week exposing the truth. Since they use the same master template, once you know how it works, the truth is self evident. What is hardest to face is that Americans are willing to kill Americans to help the psychopaths who control the world accomplish their agenda; especially those who purport to be America's "heroes". It is obvious to many who have done the research that, in fact, it was Navy seals who did the Boston Bombing - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c_pCwkRrNQ .These are traitors against America, and should be hung by the neck until dead (as should their superiors).
Check out a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Army weighing in on the Boston false flag... -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWUB4MCLsHg
And then there was the explosion of the fertilizer company in West, Texas (very close to Waco) which destroyed the whole town interestingly, that company had sued Monsanto, who apparently hit the company with a missle from a drone as payback. Click here and here
And then there are the chemtrails that have been sprayed on us for at least a decade which are making people sick:
What else are you paying your taxes for? Mind control and energy weapons: Learn more
Check out the following regarding a meteorologist who has decoded chemtrails, HAARP and Weather Manipulation:
Airline passengers ordered to pull down shades during spraying and no filming:
HOW MANY AIRLINE PASSANGERS HAVE BEEN GIVEN THIS ORDER DO YOU SUPPOSE? Of course, SILENCE IS CONSENT.
What is the cost of telling the truth? Environmental scientists Eugene Franklin Mallove, Juventina Villa Mojica and Dorothy Stang were MURDERED after releasing lab test results linking chemtrails to the mass death of fish, plant and animal life.- Learn more
Did you know that every level of government is lying to you about the economic status of the various entities? If you have not heard about the comprehensive annual financial reports (CAFRS) swindle, where they have 2 sets of books , then check this out
SO WHAT WILL YOU DO WHEN THE SWAT TEAM COMES TO YOUR HOUSE? Will you follow orders from traitors who put guns to your head, as the pathetic people in Boston did? Ask God to save you? Or will you defend yourself to the death? Consider the solution suggested by America's Braveheart, J. B. Campbell: http://www.jbcampbellextremismonline.com/sep-2011---mar-2012.html
Is death our only escape from this living hell on earth, or will the people of conscience take action to stop these crimes against humanity? Will you take a stand against the escalating tyranny, or will you cower in fear? It should be self evident that we are running out of time. WAKE UP AND FACE REALITY!
If you need help in reversing your disease with natural therapies. please go to http://www.reversingvaccineinduceddiseases.com/services to learn how Dr. Carley does consults. (Note that Alzheimers can be reversed as long as there is family available to give the person their remedies). Also, listen to "What's Ailing America? on www.republicbroadcasting.org on Sun from 4-6 PM EST. You can also access many archives of shows Dr. Carley has done over the last few years at http://thelightofdayradioshow.com/archives/RBN-BACKUP/commercialFree.html .
The information contained herein is not designed to diagnosis, treat, prevent or cure disease. Seek medical advice from a lincensed medical physician (if you dare) before using any product or therapy.