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    Off The Cuff: The Current System Is A Servitude Trap

    You need to escape it to prosper
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, April 11, 2019, 8:43 AM

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

    • Our Current System Is A Servitude Trap
      • You need to escape it to prosper
    • The Rich Own The Assets & The Rest Own The Debt
      • Which is why its so hard to move up socio-economically these days
    • Asset Bubbles Pevert Opportunity
      • Big lifedesicsions become much more speculative
    • The Scary Side of Facebook/Google Media Monoply
      • Private industry & the government sharing our data

    This was the podcast orginally planned to run last week, but we bumped it to rush to you the time-sensitve reveations from Art Berman regarding the Ghawar oil field depletion data.

    In *this* podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith pull back the veil covering the architecture underlying today's society, exposing how the system is designed to trap us all in servitude to the parties running it. From how we're eductated, to the options available to us with our jobs and our money, to how our own personal data is increasingly being used to manipulate us — increasingly the only way to prosper in terms of wealth and well-being is to break from convention and operate outside of the system as much as possible.

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  • Insider

    Tuning Into Reality

    Here's the hard data that they *don't* want you to see
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, February 22, 2019, 5:48 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • The central banks are the key players at this stage. When they fail, the system will fail.
    • How today's Frankenmarkets are poised to collapse
    • Where we see the most convincing signs that the global economy is now falling into recession
    • Why we should expect bad times to lead to even worse decisions

    If you have not yet read Part 1: We're Living In 'The Groundhog Show', available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    The reason I still get angry and frustrated from time to time is because we’re just wasting very important time and resources that really ought to be dedicated to other pursuits.

    As I watch the US electorate recklessly lurch from one emotional outrage to another, I truly wonder if this is really just the emergent outcome of how events spread virally — or if it’s not something more intentional and sinister. Is this all a program designed to keep people revved up but pointed in the wrong directions?

    So if you find yourself increasingly feeling that things are really off track, that’s probably because you’ve also been paying close attention to the news. Whether by design or default, this doesn’t speak well to our ability to rally effectively to address the many massive predicaments society faces.

    As an ex-Facebook executive said about the nefarious aspects of the social media phenomenon he helped to create, “No civil discourse, no cooperation, misinformation, mistruth; you are being programmed.”

    That closely matches what I am seeing in the online world now. And it’s really unfortunate, because the stakes are so high. We really need to begin preparing for a very different future.   

    Which is hard, if not nearly impossible to do in a fractured and polarized world such as the one that’s been emerging over the past few years.

    The central banks are at the very center of it all.  The financial markets have taken on a new significance in the world and are now one of the prime, if not the prime, signaling mechanisms used by central planners to communicate with the world.

    So it's critical to understand that the most important factor in play is…

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily digest 7/25 – Public Pension Well Running Dry, America’s Middle Class Slowly Being ‘Wiped Out’

    by saxplayer00o1

    Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 2:43 PM

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    • America’s middle class is slowly being ‘wiped out’
    • Public Pension Well Running Dry
    • Tensions Build as Looming Metro Strike Threatens to Derail D.C.
    • Union retirees fear deep cuts to their pensions
    • China's Downgrade-Free Defaults Put Focus on Rating Firms
    • Connecticut is drowning in debt. Should the rest of us have to pay?
    • INN investigation: Pension spiking still prevalent despite massive debt
    • Sears retirees ask court for retailer's remaining funds for pension deficit
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    I Just Added To My Short Position

    Keeping you updated on my portfolio positioning
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 6:01 PM

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    Last year, I detailed out my personal investments in the report How My Portfolio Is Positioned Right Now. It turned out to be one of our most popular articles over the past few years.

    In it, I mentioned that I'll do my best to update our subscribers when I make a material change to my portfolio allocation.

    Well, I just did.

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    Why The Markets Are Overdue For A Gigantic Bust

    It's just not possible to print our way to prosperity
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, June 9, 2017, 11:38 PM

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    As much as I try, I simply cannot jump on the bandwagon that says that printing up money out of thin air has any long-term utility for an economy.

    It's just too clear to me that doing so presents plenty of dangers, due what we might call 'economic gravity': What goes up, must also come down.

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  • What Should I Do?
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    How to Get Alerts of an Emergency

    Resources for increasing awareness
    by bgarrett

    Saturday, December 17, 2016, 12:17 AM

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    A cornerstone of being prepared for any type of disaster is being aware of what is going on around you. Since natural disasters can happen with little to no notice, it is important to do everything you can to stay informed. With today’s advancement in technology, it is easier than ever to get alerts about what is going on in your area.

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  • Blog

    Observations From The Heart Of Silicon Valley

    The calm before the storm?
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, May 20, 2016, 12:11 AM

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    Yesterday I made the 2-hour drive back to Silicon Valley, where I lived for 15 years before moving out to the country.

    I rarely go back, as I miss very little about the hyper-elite scene there. When I do, though, I feel I have a useful 'insider-now-outsider' perspective that allows me to see things there more accurately than those who live in that fishbowl 24/7.

    What hit me most strongly upon arriving back in the Menlo Park/Palo Alto area, is how little of the craziness has changed since I left 4 years ago. I don't mean 'unchanged' though; rather that the same craziness is there, just more extreme than ever.

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    The Fatal Blindness of Unrealistic Expectations

    We are damned to fail when we avoid hard truths
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, October 29, 2015, 2:10 AM

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    We, as a society, have very much indeed lived beyond our means. By building up such a tremendous amount of debt through our profligacy that a small rise in interest rates would be catastrophic. That our children and children's children will be "paying backwards" for our largess, unless some debt-clearing event transpires (which I think will).

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    Weather Is 1,557% More Harmful Than Helpful To Corporate Profits

    Or so we're being told
    by Chris Martenson

    Thursday, March 27, 2014, 12:55 AM

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    It's just another day in the spin factory so let's have some fun with it.

    Lately 'bad weather' was cited as the reason that Walmart and FedEx earnings were disappointing.  If it isn't 'one-time' charges that happen every quarter being removed from reported results, it's the weather being blamed for somehow hurting operations.

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  • Daily Prep
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    Visualizing the Impact of Humans

    Interactive timelapse landsat photos
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 9:18 PM

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    A fascinating and sometimes disturbing look at the impacts humans have on their environment as we develop, grow, and inhabit our world.  You can explore the pre-selected regions/topics (oil sands) or use the "Explore the World" link at the bottom right of the page to type in your own location and look at how your region has changed over the past 30 years. 

    http://world.time.com/timelapse/?hpt=hp_t3

    Note:  Grab the slider and move it back in time to see how things might look in reverse.  How long would it take for Nature to reclaim the land and reverse the impacts of our development and growth?

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