The Original Deep State: The Anglo-Canadian Hand Behind the Civil War and Lincoln’s Murder – Matthew Ehret 5/3/23

Source: TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

In my last article ‘Woke-ism And The Self-Induced Suicide Of America‘, I introduced a major psycho spiritual rot plaguing both conservative and liberal minded Americans who have either been led to believe that the USA is 1) wholly evil and deserving of self-annihilation or 2) fully exceptional devoid of any hypocritical blemishes.

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Short Sellers Cratered Silvergate Bank and First Republic; They’re Now Targeting PacWest and Numerous Other Regional Banks – Pam Martens and Russ Martens 5/3/23

Source: WallStreetOnParade.com

President Joe Biden is putting the national security of the United States at risk by not suspending the short-selling of federally-insured banks. Concerns over the safety and soundness of the U.S. financial system could cause money flight out of the U.S., impacting the strength of the U.S. dollar and a loss of confidence by our foreign allies.

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The Big Government-Big Bank Plot To Exploit Us – Lew Rockwell 5/8/23

Source: LewRockwell.com

On May 1, government bank officials sold Republic Bank to JP Morgan Chase, the largest bank in the country. Even the New York Times report about the sale recognized that the normal rules had been suspended when the interests of the big government-big bank cabal were at stake: “Lawmakers and regulators have spent years erecting laws and rules meant to limit the power and size of the largest U.S. banks. But those efforts were cast aside in a frantic late-night effort by government officials to contain a banking crisis by seizing and selling First Republic Bank to the country’s biggest bank, JPMorgan Chase.

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How the War on Crypto Triggered a Banking Crisis – Ellen Brown 4/29/23

Source: EllenBrown.com

According to an article in American Banker titled “SEC’s Gensler Directly Links Crypto and Bank Failures,” SEC Chair Gary Gensler has asked for more financial resources to police the crypto market. Gensler testified at an April 18 House Financial Services Committee hearing:

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The Banking Collapse Of 2023 Is Now Officially Bigger Than The Banking Collapse Of 2008 Was – Michael Snyder 5/1/23

Source: TheEconomicCollapseBlog.com

Yes, you read the headline correctly.  Collectively, the three big banks that have collapsed in 2023 had more assets than all 25 banks that collapsed in 2008 did.  Unfortunately, the banking collapse of 2023 is far from over.  We still have eight more months to go before this year is done, and many more banks are currently teetering on the brink of disaster.  Executives at those banks are telling us not to worry, but of course executives at First Republic were issuing similar assurances just last week.  Personally, I had heard that First Republic supposedly had enough reserves to keep going for months.  But that was a lie, and now First Republic is toast.  The following comes from the official statement that the FDIC issued when it took over the bank…

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Argentina Abandons USDollar In China Trade As Local Bitcoin Reaches Record High – ZeroHedge 4/27/23

Source: ZeroHedge.com

Over the last few weeks, it has seemed you can’t turn a page, blink at a pixel, or hear a news report without some form of de-dollarization headline shrieking at you. From Brazil to Saudi Arabia, and from India to Argentina, and increasing number of nations are ‘reportedly’ shifting away from the dollar hegemon.

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De-Dollarization Kicks into High Gear- Pepe Escobar 4/27/23

Source: TheCradle.co

It is now established that the US dollar’s status as a global reserve currency is eroding. When corporate western media begins to attack the multipolar world’s de-dollarization narrative in earnest, you know the panic in Washington has fully set in.

The numbers: the dollar share of global reserves was 73 percent in 2001, 55 percent in 2021, and 47 percent in 2022. The key takeaway is that last year, the dollar share slid 10 times faster than the average in the past two decades.

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The IMF Has Just Unveiled A New Global Currency Known As The “Universal Monetary Unit” That Is Supposed To Revolutionize The World Economy – Michael Snyder 4/13/23

Source: TheEconomicCollapseBlog.com

A new global currency just launched, but 99 percent of the global population has no idea what just happened.  The “Universal Monetary Unit”, also known as “Unicoin”, is an “international central bank digital currency” that has been designed to work in conjunction with all existing national currencies.  This should set off alarm bells for all of us, because the widespread adoption of a new “global currency” would be a giant step forward for the globalist agenda.  The IMF did not create this new currency, but it was unveiled at a major IMF gathering earlier this week

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India, Malaysia Move Beyond Dollar to Settle Trade in INR – The Hindu 4/1/23

Source: TheHindu.com

The announcement is seen as a decisive step towards de-dolarisation and an effort to safeguard Indian trade from the impact of Russia’s war in Ukraine and its subsequent fallout and sanctions.

India and Malaysia have agreed to settle trade in the Indian rupees, the Ministry of External Affairs announced on on April 1, 2023.

The announcement came in the backdrop of ongoing official efforts to Safeguard Indian trade from the impact of Ukraine crisis. The shift away from The U.S. dollar which has been the dominant reserve currency for international trade so far has added significance as it indicates India is willing to take concrete steps towards de-dollarisation of its international trade.

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Here Are 7 Signs That Global De-Dollarization Has Just Shifted Into Overdrive – Michael Snyder 4/2/23

Source: TheEconomicCollapseBlog.com

For decades, the U.S. dollar was the undisputed king of global currencies, but now dramatic changes are happening.  China, Russia, India, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and other nations are making really big moves which will enable them to become much less dependent on the U.S. dollar in the years ahead.  This is really bad news for us, because having the primary reserve currency of the world has enabled us to enjoy a massively inflated standard of living.  Once we lose that status, our lifestyles will be much different than they are today.  Unfortunately, most Americans don’t understand any of this.  Even though our leaders have treated the stability of our currency with utter contempt in recent years, most Americans just assume that the dollar will always reign supreme.  Meanwhile, much of the planet is preparing for a future in which the U.S. dollar will be far less important than it is right now.  The following are 7 signs that global de-dollarization has just shifted into overdrive…

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Coinbase, SEC on Collision Course for ‘Existential’ Clash over Crypto Industry – Reuters 3/24/23

Source: LBCGroup.tv

Coinbase (COIN.O) debuted on the US stock market on April 14, 2021 – the same day US senators confirmed Gary Gensler to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the country’s top markets regulator.

Gensler, who has called the crypto sector a “Wild West” riddled with fraud, is now embroiled in a battle with the world’s largest publicly-traded crypto firm over a core debate: whether digital assets are investment contracts akin to stocks or bonds that should be regulated by the SEC.

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Why the Bank Crisis is not Over – Michael Hudson 3/14/23

Source: Unz.com

The crashes of Silvergate, Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank and its related bank insolvencies are much more serious than the 2008-09 crash. The problem at that time was crooked banks making bad mortgage loans. Debtors were unable to pay and were defaulting, and it turned out that the real estate that they had pledged as collateral was fraudulently overvalued, “mark-to-fantasy” junk mortgages made by false valuations of in the property’s actual market price and the borrower’s income. Banks sold these loans to institutional buyers such as pension funds, German savings banks and other gullible buyers who had drunk the neoliberal Kool Aid believing with Alan Greenspan that banks would not cheat them.

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As Banking Collapses Erode Trust, Bitcoin Fixes Moral Hazard – Mickey Koss 3/13/23

Source: BitcoinMagazine.com

As unrealized losses piled up, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) gradually, then suddenly became insolvent, followed by the collapse of Signature Bank and people beginning to wake up to issues pervading our financial system. Modern day bank runs, though digital, can force banks to sell reserve assets at a loss, inevitably leading to insolvency.

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Lebanon’s Exchange Rate Soars to 100,000 LBP to the Dollar, Currency Loses 98.5% of Pre-Crisis Value – LBCGroup 3/14/23

Source: LBCGroup.tv

Lebanon’s unofficial exchange rate soared to reach 100,000 LBP to the dollar on Tuesday morning; this means the currency lost around 98.5 percent of its pre-crisis value in 2019 in less than four years.

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Peter Schiff: The 2023 Financial Crisis Has Begun! – SchiffGold 3/14/23

Source: SchiffGold.com

As we start to sort through the fallout of the failure of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank and the government’s reaction to it, the next question is: what’s next?

Government officials and mainstream pundits insist everything is fine now. They say quick government action averted a crisis. But in his podcast, Peter Schiff said this is really just the beginning of the next financial crisis.

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Country Music Singer John Rich Creates Freedom Bank with Dr. Ben Carson and Larry Elder; Will “Never Cancel Law-Abiding Customers” – ReclaimTheNet 3/9/23

Source: ReclaimTheNet.org

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, country music singer John Rich, and conservative commentator Larry Elder have bought a bank that they say will promote American values and protect customers from the cancel culture and de-platforming that has been seen in recent times.

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Singapore’s Central Bank MAS Boosts Gold Reserves to Nearly 200 Tonnes – BullionStar 3/8/23

Source: bullionstar.us

In January 2023, Singapore’s central bank, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) returned to gold buying again, adding a massive 44.6 tonnes of gold to its official reserves, and thereby boosting Singapore’s gold holdings from 153.8 tonnes to 198.4 tonnes.

In percentage terms, this gold buying represents an incredible 29% increase in Singapore’s gold holdings in just one month. In fact, this is Singapore’s second largest largest gold purchase ever in one month, the only gold purchase that was larger was when Singapore first bought 100 tonnes of gold from South Africa in 1968….

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Nigerians Not Eager to Embrace Central Bank Digital Currency – SchiffGold 3/7/23

Source: SchiffGold.com

Violent protests in Nigeria reveal that getting average people to embrace central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) might be more difficult than government officials would like.

Nigerians recently took to the streets to protest a cash shortage caused by government policies adopted in order to push the country into the adoption of its central bank digital currency (CBDC).

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India’s Oil Deals With Russia Further Erodes Petrodollar Dominance – SchiffGold 3/8/23

Source: SchiffGold.com

Every government policy has consequences – some intended and some unintended.

There is at least one serious unintended consequence of the economic sanctions levied against Russia after its invasion of Ukraine – an erosion of the US dollar dominance.

Reuters reports that recent oil deals between India and Russia have been settled in currencies other than dollars.

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Egypt’s Headline Inflation Soars to 31.9 Percent in February – Reuters 3/9/23

Source: LBCGroup.tv

Egypt’s annual urban consumer inflation rate in February leapt to a higher-than-expected 31.9 percent, its highest in five and a half years, from 25.8 percent in January, data from statistics agency CAPMAS showed on Thursday.

The soaring inflation follows a series of currency devaluations starting in March 2022, a prolonged shortage of foreign currency and continuing delays in getting imports into the country.

The Egyptian pound has fallen by nearly 50 percent since March….

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From Pocket Change to Scrap Metal: The Sad Fate of Lebanon’s Coins – LBCGroup 3/4/23

Source: LBCGroup.tv

Today, many small shops and bakeries in Lebanon no longer accept coins, including the 250 LBP coin, which weighs around 5 grams and is made of yellow brass, aluminum, and zinc.

Its value as a currency today is 0.0032 USD, while its metal value is 0.025 USD, which is equivalent to 2000 LBP. This means that the value of the 250 LBP coin as a metal is eight times higher than its value as a currency….

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Missouri Senate Votes to End Income Taxes on Gold and Silver, Hold Monetary Metals in Reserve – Mises 2/13/23

Source: Mises.org

The Missouri Senate today passed legislation that would prompt the state treasurer to hold at least 1% of state funds in gold and silver while eliminating all state income taxes on monetary metals.

In a growing national backlash to the rampant inflation caused by massive federal spending, debt, and central bank money printing, more than a dozen states are already moving forward on sound money bills during their 2023 legislative sessions.

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Kraken the Whip: The Feds’ Latest Assault on Crypto Freedom – HumanEvents 2/21/23

Source: HumanEvents.com

As if we needed another reminder of why blockchain technology is such a critical innovation in the face of authoritarian government overreach, the SEC’s recent $30 million settlement with cryptocurrency exchange Kraken is a perfect example, capturing the attention of crypto enthusiasts around the world.

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Doug Casey on the Fed Raising Its Inflation Target and Other Shenanigans – InternationalMan 2/15/23

Source: InternationalMan.com

International Man: Recently, there have been whispers about the Fed raising its official inflation target above 2%.

But before we get into that, we should define our terms.

What is the proper way to think of inflation and the Fed itself?

Doug Casey: First of all, the word “inflation” should be viewed as a verb, not as a noun. Inflation is an increase in the amount of money. This is why Bitcoin—which may have other issues as a money—is inflation-proof; it’s a mathematical certainty that no more than 21 million will ever exist. There are absolutely no limits to the supply of fiat dollars, however.

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Operation Choke Point 2.0 Is Underway, And Crypto Is In Its Crosshairs – NicCarter 2/9/23

Source: PirateWires.com

The Biden Administration is quietly trying to ban crypto. Nic Carter explains in an explosive guest post for Pirate Wires.

-Solana

What began as a trickle is now a flood: the US government is using the banking sector to organize a sophisticated, widespread crackdown against the crypto industry. And the administration’s efforts are no secret: they’re expressed plainly in memos, regulatory guidance, and blog posts. However, the breadth of this plan — spanning virtually every financial regulator — as well as its highly coordinated nature, has even the most steely-eyed crypto veterans nervous that crypto businesses might end up completely unbanked, stablecoins may be stranded and unable to manage flows in and out of crypto, and exchanges might be shut off from the banking system entirely. Let’s dig in.

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5 Ways the “Inflation Reduction Act” Is Stealing Your Money – PeterReagan 1/6/23

Source: BirchGold.com

Much like the Patriot Act had little to do with making life safer in the U.S., the Biden administration’s “Inflation Reduction Act” has very little to do with reducing inflation.

Thanks to this “Inflation Reduction Act,” our lives are about to get even more expensive for just about everyone. If you’re saving money for retirement, heating your home or driving a car, well, get ready to start paying higher prices.

That’s because of several new taxes that were tucked away in the 274 pages of the Inflation Reduction Act. Those new taxes have become law as of January 1st, 2023.

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