Tuesday, November 5, 2013

An update on our current times from a USA perspective - November 2013

From his corner of the world, transients.info reader John has sent in the following information below, providing his own perspective on the status of the times right now, along with links to a number of articles in relation. Included topics are the status of meat, corn, EBT cards, housing, capital controls, US company fallouts with the NSA, precious metals, treasury bonds, bitcoins, the ice age situation and more.

Image credit to NASA

I believe that most of this information will be appreciated for many readers to get an understanding of whats going on in the world, from a person who is very in the know and up to date on matters which are important to many of us.

Meat

Bacon has doubled in price here in Ohio from last month. It was 3.50$ a pound and now its 8.00$ a pound. This is from the pig deaths that happened about 6 months and continue to plague the world

Cattle will see a huge price increase following this disaster
http://www.weather.com/news/south-dakota-cattle-deaths-update-winter-storm-atlas-left-more-dead-first-thought-20131018

Corn

http://www.agweb.com/crops/corn/

I live in corn fields. From personal experience the cold spring and cold summer we had in the US in the midwest will affect this greatly. Some areas took a long time to grow. The corn fields around me just harvested about 2 weeks ago.

Most of what is harvested is not for human consumption and will go to Ethanol and animal feed.

EBT cards

Over 50 million Americans are on EBT.  Here is what happened after a few hours of the highly centralized and over-complicated system crashing
http://www.naturalnews.com/042479_EBT_cards_Walmart_looting.html 

Starting November 1 all EBT benefits were cut by some amount and its hard to say exactly because it varies by state. They lost 36$ per family of four per month.  Some states cut out all charitable food to shelters and churches such as Utah. So some areas will be hit far worse than others when the supplies run out.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505145_162-57609936/millions-on-food-stamps-facing-benefits-cuts/

According to people in the field we should expect to see the fallout from this as early as 3 weeks from November 1. My gut says we will see it earlier but we shall see.
http://www.naturalnews.com/042759_food_banks_program_cuts_hungry_masses.html

Housing

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-11-02/oh-crap-moment-housing-now-can

Home sales are at lowest since 2001. You can see this google search to see how many mortgage people are being laid off https://www.google.com/search?q=jp+morgan+chase+lays+off&rlz=1C1FLDB_enUS523US543&oq=chase+lays+off+mo&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0.4496j0j7&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8

Wells Fargo has done the same https://www.google.com/search?q=jp+morgan+chase+lays+off&rlz=1C1FLDB_enUS523US543&oq=chase+lays+off+mo&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0.4496j0j7&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8#es_sm=93&espv=210&q=wells+fargo+lays+off+mortgage&safe=off 

Capital Controls have started

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-10-16/creeping-capital-controls-jpmorgan-chase

Chase denies this but thats because they do not want to cause a scare. Other banks are following suit. Denying money from being sent overseas and locking down how much money you can spend or pull from them.  There are ton of articles about this since then of each side arguing that this is all normal and nothing to worry about.

US companies have fallout from NSA

http://qz.com/123549/will-apples-deal-with-china-mobile-come-too-late-to-turn-around-its-fortunes-in-china/  - Apple loosing power in China.

IBM sales crater in Asia - http://bambooinnovator.com/2013/10/17/ibm-blames-china-for-slide-in-revenues-ibm-craters-to-2-year-low-on-massive-revenue-miss-asia-pac-bric-sales-both-plunge-15/

http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_24437690/nsa-spying-could-prove-costly-bay-area-and  _ article on how spying will cost US business.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-10/nsa-spying-seen-risking-billions-in-u-s-technology-sales.html - another on the same subject a month earlier.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/german-politician-wants-to-end-safe-harbor-agreement-with-us-a-930703.html  - Germany is looking to take this further and start to defend against the US and resist its influence.

The West has no more real growth

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-11-03/show-me-lack-money-global-corporate-cash-flow-slides-2009-levels

US Treasury Bonds

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/markets/2013/10/09/fidelity-no-longer-holding-government-debt-due-in-month/2954601/  - largest money manager in US selling off bonds.

Bonds were surging past the 3% mark before the government shutdown. After the shutdown the percentages went back down to safe levels for the ponzi scheme to continue for a period but now big money is starting to get concerned.  So while the stock market is continuing to hit all time highs its all a show. Even main stream media is starting to be concerned about the state of the system here.
http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2013/10/GS%20chart%202.jpg

You can see that we are now at 2.5%. That projection of 3.25% at the US current debt load would start to cause serious money flow issues. In fact I think few are taking it as seriously as they should because they are still thinking of the debt in terms of what it was and not how much has been added. The debt in the US is rising exponentially faster than ever. Something is going to tip this thing off at some point.

Precious Metals

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2013/11/2_LBMA_Collapse_To_Expose_US,_Europe_%26_BIS_Gold_Is_Gone.html - West has sold all its gold.

China is buying most of the gold  http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-11-02/chinas-gold-hoarding-continues-over-2200-tons-imported-two-years

China is very close to turning the tables to be the next reserve currency or replace ours with something else or a combination of things.

Bitcoins

Bitcoin has finally hit mainstream and acceptance. Chinas Google is now accepting them. http://bitcoinmagazine.com/7492/baidu-jiasule-and-the-chinese-bitcoin-community/

Its the best performing asset class there is right now. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79suBRCg4Sk

Bitcoin ATM's are appearing http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/worlds-first-bitcoin-atm-goes-live-in-vancouver-next-week

The global price of bitcoin is 213 USD as of right now but locally here in Ohio its up to 245 to 260 USD. So there is a demand for it and its rising.

What is US Govt afraid of

http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/homeland-security-hiring-80-million-in-armed-guards-to-protect-irs-and-government-buildings-18102/  _ DHS spent 80$ million to hire guards to protect IRS and Govt Buildings in NY state.

This goes along with the billions of rounds of ammo already purchased and the millions of MRE's and supplies all for FEMA region where NY is at.

Military Purge

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/102913-677116-197-military-officers-purged-by-obama.htm  - this is what all dictators have done throughout history to get their people in place who will blindly follow. This is the greatest pointer to martial law than anything else that has happened.  They bough all the ammo for the non-military DHS and then they gut the military to get out anyone who would oppose their attacking citizens.

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2013/10/20/remaining-lead-smelter-usa-closing/  - closing this down helps keep the production of bullets in check so that they can control them. There are two smelters still in Canada but that is not easily accessible for regular citizens.

Dictatorship

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-11-01/obama-issues-executive-order-prepare-climate-war
This is just an agenda to spend more money and exert more control over the average person.
This along with Obamacare is just meant to add control. It was never meant to give people anything helpful. http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/362484/top-dem-admits-we-knew-jonathan-strong  - They knew that millions would lose healthcare and they did it on purpose. Its all meant to add chaos leading up to the takeover all the while filling their buddies pockets with more cash. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-11-02/top-obama-donor-gets-paid-fix-obamacare-website-after-blowing-it
While being the bloody executioner of the world http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-11-02/us-drones-taliban-leader-his-troops-vow-bloody-revenge-pakistan-government-furious-a

March

Twice now I have heard that by end of march it will all have transpired. An economist I listen too called V the guerrilla economist has stated that he sees the US dollar collapsing and world reserve status gone by end of march 2014. Then just the other day I read an email to Clif where he said the same thing for end of march.

DECEMBER

For some reason Clif (High) says that the IRS will no longer exist in DEC. I wonder if that is related to the articles I posted above whereas the DHS has hired huge amounts of guards for IRS buildings.

Ice Age

Its expected to be the worse winter in memory. Not only has Clif been saying that but now you can find many other sources saying it now that they have gotten a taste of it. That storm that hit South Dakota that I referenced at the top of this report. Here in OHIO we already had a week of below 30 degrees in Oct which was crazy. Great Britian is already getting the worst of it http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/439701/Now-get-ready-for-an-Ice-Age-as-experts-warn-of-Siberian-winter-ahead 

This week Seattle had 135,0000 people with no power due to insane wind storms that went up to 60 mph in some areas. http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/11/02/21289798-windstorm-in-seattle-rocks-floating-bridge-hurts-two-knocks-out-power-to-135000

I think that the Ice Age weather is going to be the straw that breaks the camels back and brings TPTB down in the end.

2 comments:

Linda said...

Thanks John! Certainly paints a picture. I wondered if you've considered submitting to conscious-evolution website?

From my info, China has been hoarding silver as well as gold for years now. I saw a dvd at a precious metals merchant in Brisbane a few years ago, and they'd been buying loads of silver for at least a couple of years then - that makes about 5yrs at least.

No one should be needing to steal food on this planet EVER, regardless of the storms.

The up-side? Well, there's always balance here in the land of duality, so there must be one coming as these situations come also.

angelicview said...

Thanks, John, for pulling this all together. Some of it I knew about and others of it I was not aware. I'm just north of you - in Michigan.

Always remember that there are two sides to every story. Like, take the one about the military leaders being fired, for example. One site says that this is pointing towards the NWO because they're getting rid of the "good guys" and another site states that this is a great thing because they are getting rid of the "bad guys". Personally, I don't know these guys so I have to kind of take in what other people say. But I get completely opposite stories from every place I look.

It seems to me that this is a good example of how our entire world is right now. Things either can look really really good, or really really bad, depending upon what you focus on. Of course, in the end things will be the way our collective consciousness makes it.

I was wondering... when Clif says that the IRS will not exist after December, does he mean this December (2013)? That's coming up pretty soon.