Maybury Issues Inflation Alert

Richard MayburyRichard Maybury describes himself as “The 2,500-year old man,” referring to his deep study of history (economic & otherwise) and how it repeats today.

Back in December Mr. Maybury warned the current deflationary environment would soon flip into a strongly inflationary one [Deflation Xforming to Inflation Soon]. At that time he said, “In any case, when I think the bottom has happened, I will let my subscribers know on the Subscriber Access part of our web site. No guarantees, but I’ll do my best to get it right.”

Yesterday he issued the alert. [Read full text here.]

He says, The bottom of the deflationary stage of this crisis has arrived. However, it is not an unqualified call to buy every non-dollar asset you can get your hands on.

“As you know, US officials plan to force taxpayers who pay their debts to subsidize those who don’t. This is diverting flows of money, creating larger profits in some areas and larger risks in others. There are colossal opportunities now, but also traps.

“I believe it is highly likely the world is entering the worst economic crisis since the fall of the Roman Empire. Never before in 2,500 years of economic history have people gone through this kind of situation with a world reserve currency that was fiat paper, not gold. We’re trying to ride out an 8.0 earthquake in a house built on sand.”

Subscriber Only Details
As the details are only for subscribers of Mr. Maybury’s excellent Early Warning Report I’ll only summarize it here. Five specific events in March persuaded him to call the bottom. 

1) March 23, 2009. China’s central bank governor said the US dollar should be replaced as the world reserve currency. That was the most powerful attack yet on the dollar’s credibility. (China is the largest holder of US dollar assets.)

As foreign holders begin to question the dollar’s viability they will try to dump their greenbacks. Lots of things inside the US are at fire sale prices, so, as these foreign greenbacks are shaken loose, money will flow into the US to buy those bargains. This will increase the money supply in the US, adding to the Federal Reserve’s own inflation of the money supply.

2) Increased fear of the dollar will also contribute to a rise in velocity, both inside and outside the country.

3) March 20th, 2009. At the Independent Community Bankers meeting a Bernanke squeeze doll was handed out, and Bernanke was the target of ridicule. The only thing backing the fiat paper dollar is the credibility of the US central bank. When foreigners see the Fed’s own banking community jeering the Fed honcho, the loss of confidence in the dollar will worsen and contribute to a rise in velocity.

4) March 18th, 2009. The Fed announced it will purchase billions of dollars of mortgages and government bonds. This will inject more new dollars into the financial system, and direct hundreds of billions of them into real estate. The real estate bubble will be re-inflated. [See Dollar Death in May?]

5) Orders for big-ticket durable goods, new homes and existing homes have risen recently. This shows that money is on the move and flowing back into some of the largest sectors of the economy.”

Mr. Maybury thinks for several months we will experience more of a U-shaped bottom than a V-shaped bottom.

For a while, a lot of money may leave the more liquid financial investments such as stocks, bonds and CDs, and flow into real estate. The beginnings of the new real estate bubble could be accompanied by a further deflation of stocks, bonds and perhaps even commodities.

In short, the re-inflation of the housing bubble could be so intense that it will suck money out of the financial markets.

Mr. Maybury expects the first incident in the coming inflationary crisis will be a global monetary disaster, with the dollar plunging in international currency markets.

Conclusion
Mr. Maybury recommends an assertive strategy to take advantage of the opportunities the inflationary trouble generates.

He is currently buying gold, silver, platinum, specific silver mining stocks and a specific solar energy company that he pegs the risk at 2.0 or less – and the three-year profit potential of 1,500%. (Subscribe if you want more specifics.)

And I love the way Mr. Maybury closes his special alert, “You are on my mind constantly, and I am doing all I can to help you stay safe and prosperous.”

See also:
Inflation, Intervention & Velocity of Money

Week of Mar 30, 2009

metlife_70x53Your 401k Is Toast. Is Your Life Insurance Next?
Now it looks like life insurance companies are at risk of failure. Some companies, like MetLife, Hartford and  Lincoln National have gambled in the derivatives and commercial real estate arenas. This is jeopardizing their traditionally safe insurance and annuity business. Can You Count On Your Life Insurance?

art-bars-1-oz_75x45Did You Get Your Silver?
If you were one of the people I gave silver to (If You Have No Silver I’ll Give You Some of Mine) please let me know ASAP if you DID NOT receive it. Everyone should have gotten it by now except for Connally Perry, who should have it by the end of the week. 

Richard MayburyThe “Great Deflation” Is Over, The “Great Inflation” Starts Soon
Back in December, Richard Maybury said he’d warn us when he thought deflation was done and inflation would begin in earnest. He just issued a special alert. He suggests ways to profit from it and the incipient US dollar plunge. Maybury Issues Inflation Alert.

AntiChrist #3, “Welcome Aboard”
3rd-antichrist_70x7216th century prognosticator Nostradamus predicted three AntiChrists, their names encoded within anagrams. #1 lived in the 1800s, #2 in the 1900s. He called the third one “Mabus.” Prez Obama has just tapped Mr. Mabus to command all US Navy forces worldwide. AntiChrist #3 to Head US Navy.

Jim SinclairGold Ain’t an Investment, It’s a Lifeline
I’m paraphrasing Jim Sinclair, one of the world’s most respected gold bugs. He also proclaimed “Financial rescue plans are starting to appear as if they are acts of futility thrown against the wall like cooked pasta to see if one might stick.” Check out more of Sinclair’s Pithy Proclamations.

coin-platinum-eagle-wht-back_70x70Just Can’t Get Enough
A year ago the US Mint offered gold, silver and platinum coins in a variety of finishes, purities (22K or 24K), and denominations. Now, shortages have forced them to stop production of 27 of the 29 coins they had minted. US Precious Metal Coin Shortage Continues.

nibiru-orbit-nasa_70x72Planet X. 2012.
OK, you asked me what I know about 2012 and “Planet X.” I spill the beans AND hit you up with how a dead star 45,000 light years away may have killed 240,000 people here on little ol’ Earth a few years back. Planet X and 2012.

Edgar SteeleRace Riot Warning
OK, I admit his writings make me squirm. But what if Idaho attorney Edgar J. Steele is right about the disenfranchised minorities in the US rising up against the Average Joe? How ugly could things get? Have you heard about Mexican drug gangs terrorizing residents of Tuscon? Straight Talk About Coming Riots.

the-guardian-front-v2_56x86British Cabinet Minister Says, “We’re F**cked”
Privately, something close to desperation is starting to develop inside the British government. After watching the slide in bank shares on Friday, one cabinet minister did not altogether joke when he said: “The banks are f**cked, we’re f**cked, the country’s f**cked.” England’s Bankster Bailout v2.0 is in trouble.

Masters Do Not Collect Money From Their Slaves
G. Edward Griffin, author and hero, responds to a reader who wonders if the “Shadow Powers” are about to “shoot themselves in the foot”? She asks, So What Happens When We All Are Broke?

dollar-drowns70x112Summer from Hell: US Dollar Collapse 4cast
George Ure (of Urban Survival fame) is talking about “competitive collapse of currencies world-wide” beginning “no later than late May.”

I’ve also watched the LEAP/E2020 European think tank’s economic forecasts with great interest. Now they’re not only predicting the demise of the world’s reserve currency, the dollar, this summer but events equally ominous. Sometimes you gotta go outside the mainstream US media to get the straight scoop. Consider the Think Tank’s 2009 Predictions.

Read about the only indicator I’ve found that has correctly predicted the timing and magnitude of the 1929 crash in Market Predictions for 2009-2010.

Scott

Checking Off My “To Do” List
WSJ Talks Amero
Stats Say Yes, It’s a *Depression* 
Warnings & Advice from a Saint, Part 1 KEY INFO
– 2009: Worst Still Ahead 
Best Way 2 Control the Masses
– Uncle Sam’s Gold Grab   
Something of Historic Proportions Is Happening 
Deflation Xforming to Inflation Soon

Shadow Powers Plan for 2011 
Sober Prediction for Nov. 2009 
– Market Prediction for 2009-2010 KEY INFO
 
>> How to Rate Your Bank’s Safety <<
History of the Meltdown… (on-going)

Remember what’s in store for us: What’s Coming R Way

AntiChrist #3 to Head US Navy

I admit this is funny in a “No way, it can’t really be happening” kind of way. I woke up to this headline:

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Now, any of you Nostradamus scholars out there understand the import of the headline. Nostradamus predicted three AntiChrists, their names encoded within anagrams or other obfuscations.

The following info is from Nostradamus scholar John Hogue’s fascinating web site. (John Hogue is one of the world’s foremast Nostradamus experts and has appeared in this capacity on History Channel documentaries.)

AntiChrist No. 1: “PAU, NAY, LORON”
napoleon_100x172Nostradamus code-named him “PAU, NAY, LORON.” All in uppercase. An obvious decoding would give us three towns in southwestern France: Pau, Nay and (O)loron. The rest of the prophecy strays the subject away from three villages to describe a human being. The upper-case presentation is a literary nudge in our sides to envisage a person’s name hidden in the letters spelling three towns.

PAU NAY LORON = NAPAULON ROY

“Roy” is French for “King”. His name encoded is “Napoleon King”

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

An Emperor will be born near Italy, He will cost his Empire very dearly: He is less a prince than a butcher. – Nostradamus (1555)

AntiChrist No. 2: “Hister”
hitler_100x135Nostradamus code-named the second Antichrist “Hiƒter” — or “Hister” with a Gothic “s” — after the ancient name of the River Danube, which is the Ister. Nostradamus spells it with its most arcane variant Hister as some specific hint. Again, there’s a pattern to follow here. This “Danube” finds itself a thing representing a person mentioned as Hister in five prophecies containing similar story lines.

He becomes the “Captain of Greater Germany” born in Noricum (the ancient name for Austria). He will have a “crooked cross” as his symbol: the Swastika. The people of “Irale” (an anagram for Israel) would be sent as captives into a great furnace by this “Hister.”

It seems Nostradamus saw the boy who grew up on the banks of the Hister (Danube) River in Linz, Austria, dreaming of concentration camps for the Jews, Nostradamus’ kin, to be sent up in ash clouds.

HIƒTER = HITLER
ADOLF HITLER

AntiChrist No. 3: “Mabus”
Nostradamus gave the Third Antichrist the following code name. He’s Mabus. A number of notorious contemporary figures, still living or recently dead from the Middle East can see their names spelled in the Mabus code. But there also are other leaders from the West, deeply entangled in Middle Eastern turmoil, a current US president and a charismatic candidate who could be his successor whose names also easily decode out of Mabus, making the search for the right candidate the most provocative and topical challenge presented by Nostradamus for our present times.

3rd-antichrist_100x149Though his true name is occulted, the Third Antichrist’s destiny is made clear. Unlike the first two, he is the first to die in a war he initiates at the sign of a comet, or a rocket falling out of the skies:

World War III begins when Mabus dies a sudden death.

His act of terror unites a hundred nations in a war against what Nostradamus calls three Eastern kings secretly allied in opposition to the West. They would use piracy (hijacking?), ambush and subterfuge to wage war.

Know the war has begun when hollow mountains of a great New City (yet to be built in Nostradamus’ day) at latitude 45 in an unborn country he called Americh or Amorica, will be attacked by a fire in the sky. The hollow mountains crafted by man will be seized and plunged into the boiling cauldron of their own debris clouds.

After this happens, we will be living in the days of the last Antichrist. [more]

How ironic (and, admittedly, meaningless) that our Secretary of Defense may soon have a direct-report named Mabus who will be in the line of succession for the President of the United States.

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Weird:
forrestalA previous Secretary of the Navy, James Forrestal, was likely murdered when he threatened to go public over the Roswell Incident against the wishes of his compatriots in Majestic 12 in May 1949. FYI the alleged alien captives sequestered in Area 51 are under the jurisdiction of ONI, Office of Naval Intelligence.

Sinclair’s Pithy Proclamations

Jim SinclairJim Sinclair, hero, is on a roll lately with incisive, insightful quotes like these gems:

“Financial rescue plans being rolled out at an unprecedented pace are starting to appear as if they may well be acts of futility thrown against the wall like cooked pasta to see if one might stick.”

“There is no super currency that can rescue anything anywhere.”
-On the claim Special Drawing Rights could become the new global currency.

“The SDR is presently an accounting unit made up of the US dollar, Yen, Euro and the British Pound. Now how in the hell is that gang going to save the world monetary system? It is three cripples and one anti-cripple with its own problems.”

“As Volcker observed yesterday, inflation is one of the ways out of this mess and it is that way I assure you we are going. Only gold can rescue you.”

“The new extreme “Flailing In The Breeze” plan today took the shape of the US Fed plan to issue their own debt when things get better. When will people understand that a problem caused by debt and fancy finance cannot be cured by debt and fancy finance?”

“The financial situation is grave and no spin, even of an economic bounce, will serve to make it go away. There simply is too much permanently impaired paper. Bank nationalization will occur.”

“This financial situation is totally out of control. Government financial leaders are flailing in the wind, trying every remedy ever heard of while inventing new measures, all of it in total futility.”

“Major Banks will be nationalized. Smaller institutions will be rolled into nationalized banks.”

“The Dollar does not have a future. Gold is your only refuge asset.”

“To allow yourself to be run out of anything gold by the COMEX manipulators is to sacrifice your financial lifeline. It is just that bad.”

“The unavoidable financial consequences are already raising their ugly heads and the curtain is coming up on the degree of this total disaster.”

“Gold is no longer an investment, it is your lifeline.
It is that serious. Your future depends on gold as there is no piece of paper or SDR package of various paper that can protect you.”

“There is no method to drain this from the monetary system as the Fed would have you believe. It is in the system, not in a make-believe black hole somewhere.
“It is staying in the system, and it will destroy what is left of the system before December of 2012.”
-On the amount of money injected into the economic system in the last 6 months and how it will trigegr massive inflation.

“Lines and squiggles on the dollar or gold chart are meaningless noise.”

“Financial rescue plans being rolled out at an unprecedented pace are starting to appear as if they may well be acts of futility thrown against the wall like cooked pasta to see if one might stick.”

“Do you ever get the feeling that the banksters, political generals and politicians may have gotten Mother Nature really angry? The pilots of Space Ship Earth are so far off course that it is a daily comedy of errors.”
-On the Bloomberg story, “Alaska volcano eruption shuts oil terminal.”

“There simply is no practical solution to this disaster outside of its eventual working through the entire system. No government nor any group of governments with all their printing presses can equal the size of the problem given to us by the madness of the bankster’s greed.”

US Precious Metal Coin Shortage Continues

Seems the US Mint just can’t keep up with gold and silver demand. Continuing silver, gold and platinum shortages have forced the mint to curtail production on many coins. A year ago they offered:coin-silver-eagle-wht-back_70x70

American Silver Eagle 1 oz Bullion Coin (investor)
Uncirculated* American Silver Eagle 1 oz. (collector)
Proof American Silver Eagle 1 oz. (collector)

American Gold Eagle 1 oz Bullion Coin (investor)
coin-gold-eagle-wht-back_70x71Uncirculated* 22K American Gold Eagle 1 oz. (collector)
Uncirculated* 22K American Gold Eagle 1/2 oz. (collector)
Uncirculated* 22K American Gold Eagle 1/4 oz. (collector)
Uncirculated* 22K American Gold Eagle 1/10 oz. (collector)
Uncirculated* 22K American Gold Eagle 4 Coin Set (collector)

coin-gold-buffalo-set-70x66Uncirculated* 24K American Gold Buffalo 1 oz. (collector)
Uncirculated* 24K American Gold Buffalo 1/2 oz. (collector)
Uncirculated* 24K American Gold Buffalo 1/4 oz. (collector)
Uncirculated* 24K American Gold Buffalo 1/10 oz. (collector)
Uncirculated* 24K American Gold Buffalo 4 Coin Set (collector)

coin-gold-buffalo-wht-back_70x66Proof 24K American Gold Buffalo 1 oz. (collector)
Proof 24K American Gold Buffalo 1/2 oz. (collector)
Proof 24K American Gold Buffalo 1/4 oz. (collector)
Proof 24K American Gold Buffalo 1/10 oz. (collector)
Proof 24K American Gold Buffalo 4 Coin Set (collector)

Uncirculated* American Platinum Eagle 1 oz. (collector)
Uncirculated* American Platinum Eagle 1/2 oz. (collector)
Uncirculated* American Platinum Eagle 1/4 oz. (collector)
Uncirculated* American Platinum Eagle 1/10 oz. (collector)
Uncirculated* American Platinum Eagle 4 Coin Set (collector)

coin-platinum-eagle-wht-back_70x70Proof American Platinum Eagle 1 oz. (collector)
Proof American Platinum Eagle 1/2 oz. (collector)
Proof American Platinum Eagle 1/4 oz. (collector)
Proof American Platinum Eagle 1/10 oz. (collector)
Proof American Platinum Eagle 4 Coin Set (collector)

Now (March 2009) the only coins from the above list you can still get are:

American Silver Eagle 1 oz Bullion Coin (investor)
American Gold Eagle 1 oz Bullion Coin (investor)

*The term “uncirculated” refers to the specialized minting process used to create these coins. Although they are similar in appearance to American Eagle Bullion Coins, these new uncirculated coins are distinguished by the presence of a mint mark, indicating their production facility, and by the use of burnished coin blanks, which are hand-fed into specially-adapted coining presses one at a time.

Each American Eagle Uncirculated Coin is carefully inspected before it is encapsulated in plastic. With its pristine finish now protected, each American Eagle Uncirculated Coin is placed in a traditional, satin-lined velvet presentation case. A Certificate of Authenticity is included with each American Eagle Uncirculated coin.

Montana’s Effort to Oust the Fed

As “Tom Joad” pointed out, his state of Montana deserves kudos for investigating the creation of their own gold- and silver-backed money to supplement (and eventually replace) Federal Reserve Notes.

Thanks to the Montana Sound Money movement I was able to view the testimony given by Dr. Lawrence Parks (Executive Director of the Foundation for the Advancement of Monetary Education). It is the best overview of sound money I have yet seen. Do you have 55 minutes to watch it?

Even better than the YouTube video above is the entire video in a single file at http://montanasoundmoney.org/parksvideo.html

Dr. Parks has been endorsed by Ron Paul. Highlights from the video:

1) Watch a streetsweeper in 1940s Hungary sweep thousands of Hungarian dollars into the street’s sewer gutter. The worthless paper currency was a nuisance, impeding street traffic.

2) The Constitution actually defines a “dollar” as “371.25 grains (0.77 troy oz) of pure silver”, the content of the then-widely-circulated Spanish Milled Dollar. Constitutionally, there is no such thing as a gold dollar. And, certainly, there is no such thing as a paper dollar.

3) Why was Thomas Jefferson was so vehemently opposed to paper currency? He had been swindled out of tens of thousands of dollars (worth over a million in today’s dollars) when he sold his father-in-law’s estate after his death. This put him so far in debt he had to sell his own collection of books to the gov’t: it is now known as The Library of Congress.

4) The motivation behind FDR’s confiscation of gold was the reality that US banks could no longer honor the paper currency’s promise to “pay the bearer $20 in gold”–they didn’t physically have the gold. FDR outlawed gold to avoid a nationwide run on the bank’s little remaining gold.

5-dollar-fr-note-1950-closeup5) Originally, Federal Reserve Notes promised to “pay to the bearer on demand X dollars.”  You see, Federal Reserve Notes were NOT dollars BUT a promise to redeem them FOR dollars. And a dollar was defined as a US Silver Dollar.

Once silver and gold were no longer used as money this “promise to pay” was irrevocably broken. And the “broken promise” to pay a dollar was redefined as a dollar.

6) In 2005 the Federal Reserve admitted that they create money out of nothing and that “money exists simply as a bookeeping entry at a bank.” Federal Reserve Bank of NY “The Story of Money” page 17.

7) The massive gutting of the United States’ industrial manufacturing capability is due, primarily, to the rampant creation of money once we left the gold standard in the 70s. (I had always thought it was because of NAFTA, WTO, etc.)

Martial Law Coming to NY Town in April?

From The Village Voice yesterday:

Bad Cop, No Donut: A Town Considers Martial Law

Whoa, things are so bad in the upstate town of Schenectady [the 9th largest city in NY] that the mayor is thinking about declaring martial law. Who says North Korean strongman Kim Jong-Il can’t teach us anything?
   
Mayor Brian Stratton might have good reason because in a tiny police force, five of cops have been arrested recently for drunken driving and assault. Stratton says he’s thinking about disbanding the police department and starting from scratch.
   
One option is to ask the governor to declare martial law, which means bringing in soldiers to patrol the streets of the sleepy little town.
   
“If you abolish the police department you still have a need — not an obligation — but a need to police the community,” Schenectady’s Corporation Counsel John Van Norden told Capital News 9. [
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Follow the link to read some fascinating comments like:

Have you ever been to Schenectady? Not every place north of the Bronx is a “sleepy little town,” and this situation is no joke. Schenectady is an urban hell hole, with drugs, homicides, gangs, deep poverty and a completely corrupt police force. The mayor needs to start law enforcement from scratch, and this is his way of doing it.
Posted by: Upstater at March 24, 2009 12:11 PM

Sleepy town? You guys in the “Village” must live inside a power plant. We are decidedly not “sleepy.” Yikes, there’s been a handful of fights on our block, and it’s not even warm weather yet. Whatever the solution about our very longstanding cultural problems with our department (and many others around New York, I suspect), one thing’s for certain: we need more (and better) police coverage, not less.
Posted by: Julie Moran at March 24, 2009 5:22 PM