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    Off the Cuff: Losing Legitimacy

    Welcome to the era of State vs citizen
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, March 19, 2015, 9:11 PM

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    In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith discuss:

    • Lies, Damn Lies & Politics
      • When it gets serious, they lie to us
    • The Age Of Confiscation
      • Get ready for the government to claw more of your wealth
    • The Desperation Of TINA Legislation
      • We'll be told "there's no other choice"
    • The Security Of Non-Participation
      • The safest place for your wealth is out of the system
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    A Brief History of US Money – Crash Course Chapter 9

    The rules get changed (a lot)
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, August 15, 2014, 10:29 PM

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    Looking at the past 100 years of the US dollar's history, one theme becomes abundantly clear: in times of crisis, the US government has no issue with changing its own rules or breaking its own laws. And those "temporary" emergency measures have a nasty habit of quickly becoming permanent.

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    Mike Maloney: Today’s Low Gold & Silver Prices Are Not Realistic

    The good news is that they can't last much longer
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, April 13, 2013, 12:49 AM

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    During this very tumultuous week for precious metals prices, Chris sat down with Mike Maloney, founder and owner of GoldSilver.com, one of the world's largest bullion dealers.

    Mike is a true scholar of monetary history. His reasons for getting into the bullion business have their roots in a very predictable cycle that has happened time and again over the centuries (more accurately millennia):

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    Wealth confiscation is the next stage of the game
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 12:46 AM

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    Because of exceptionally poor decision making on the part of Cyprus leadership both before and during the recent crisis, Cyprus is now consigned to a very dark future of economic depression and failure.

    Whatever the jabbering from the Troika, a precedent has now been set.

    The one genie that cannot be placed back into its bottle is the notion that bank depositor accounts are now fair game.  The larger lesson here is that a wealth tax is now one of the solutions on the table for various government authorities across the EU, US, and other developed nations.

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