Megan Megale of Megale Public Relations started the Minnow Project to helping small companies master the art of getting needed media attention. And best of all it works. The companies that Megan has been working with have been experiencing much needed success in social media and other Internet PR. It's easy when you learn from the experts.

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I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Don Mazzella about the end of the Cuba Embargo, the State of the Union and Small Business in America today. It was a real pleasure. I'm fully in favor of ending the Cuban Embargo. Clearly if it ever was effective, it's become counter-effective now. While the US can't yet be accused of having a murderous regime like the Castros, it has lost much of its moral high ground with its non-stop drift towards collectivism. Who are we trying to kid? Besides, I'm ready for Christmas in Havana. As far as small business in America today, it's never been harder to start and succeed at this daunting challenge. But there's nothing else I'd rather be doing. The corporate life just has never been for me. Make sure you sign up for the next Liberty Mastermind Webinar with David Morgan giving his precious metals 2015 forecast. Not to be missed. 

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Pam Oakes of Car Care for the Clueless has valuable advice for the motoring public this winter: It pays to be a prepper! Take a look at what Pam wrote and follow it closely. 

You should have all your severe storm preparations completed at least 24 hours before the snow hits the area.

For those who procrastinate, it may be too late. Supplies at the stores will be minimalized, fuel probably scarce. My advice – stay put! But, for those who just have to travel for one reason or another, I have a bit of advice for you.

First - other than your Facebook buddies – your “new” best friend is going to be your emergency roadside kit. If you get stuck in a traffic jam or snow drift, this is what is going to see you through the storm. Most of these items you can find in your garage or basement. Gather these items into a box or duffle bag and place it into your trunk or backseat.

  • Extra cell phone battery or power cord adaptor (keep your cell phone on…
  • Paper towels
  • Half dozen cloth towels
  • Sealed snacks (like crackers, peanut butter)
  • First aid kit
  • Clear painter’s tarp
  • A couple of bungee cords
  • Thermal blanket
  • Duct tape
  • Shovel
  • 2, 10lb bags of sand, potting soil or (clean) kitty litter
  • Deck of playing cards
  • Magazine or two
  • Flashlight
  • Extra car key (if possible)
  • Screwdriver, pair of pliers
  • Favorite short stories book
  • Red cloth or clothing to mark your vehicle (if you get stuck)
  • There's lots more you can find on Pam's website. 
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Aaron Clarey a/k/a Captain Capitalism has found his calling. From blogger, author and internet personality, he's become a consultant and goto guy to the lost and helpless generation known as the Millennials. Often without fathers and constructive role models, more and more of these young adults are turning to Aaron to help them resolve problems that their fathers would have been there for. Have a problem attracting women, Aaron will let you know if you're too fat or you don't dress properly. Thinking of starting a business, Aaron is there to let you know that you need to set up an LLC and bank account. There's much more that you can count on Aaron for, you just need to check out AssHoleCounsulting.com.

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We've been speaking with Danielle Park for over three years now. In the beginning we were skeptical of her forecasts for the future. Now, to our surprise, we're seeing them unfold much as Danielle predicted. How did this come this come pass? How did she perceive the Black Swans when they were circling off so far in the distant gloom? That's a discussion in its own right, but for now Danielle tells us what she sees coming next and how you can profit from it. Lower oil and commodity prices, a lower Canadian Dollar and a higher US Dollar to name just a few.  An interview you don't want to miss. 

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We talk again with Steven John our expat day trading fan in sunny Mexico. He's seeing more choppiness for gold and silver ahead, but the long term charts are still quite bullish. We'll see if he can beat the pros. 

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We look at the non-stop antics of New York's born again communist mayor. He's anti-cop, pro-tax, pro-big government. He's now in the process of suing a cigarette shop in Virginia for selling tax-free smokes, while he's upset over the death of Eric Gardner for dying during his run in with cops for selling untaxed cigarettes. The cops are hating on the Comrade for his less than enthusiastic support for their cause. Seems that a couple of NYPD Brass were attacked by Peaceful Demonstrators and the Mayor referred to the alleged attack. Problem is he never refers to alleged crimes when he talks about his police force. Face it, Comrade is losing his street cred faster than Obama running from a stop cessation program. 

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Dave Bego tells us about the latest Obama scheme to help out organized labor. The rule, which if allowed to go into effect, would give businesses just 21 days from being noticed by unions till a vote takes place. Under some circumstances that time period could be cut to as little as 10 days. This will allow the unions a huge advantage over businesses around the country. They need time to present their case and educate their workers on what unionization will mean to their futures. Hopefully the court challenges will make a difference. 

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Manipulation Mondays with Andrew Hoffman:

OIL CRASH!

                - 1/3 of capex

                - historic Baker Hughes rig count drop last week

                -heavy crude, Bakken and lesser grades down far more than oil prices

                -exotic derivative securities being exposed

                -UAE minister says $40 likely

                -Saudi WAR on low cost production worldwide, which became a massive bubble due to money printing and rate suppression

                                -ARTICLE - "2015 Shale oil = 2008 subrprime mortgages"

 

Japan snap elections

                -Abe landslide victory, Japan mindset dangerously like 1930s Germany 

                                -more than ever, believe Japan will be first "first world" economy to experience 21st century hyperinflation

 

Greek snap elections

                -last will be 12/29, could pave way to inevitable GrExit and end of Euro

                                -gee, I wonder why Draghi leaking that he wants to leave

                                -ARTICLE "revenge of the people" - whole world, via "pen" and shortly, "sword" rebelling against economic destruction of Central banks      

                                -ARTICLE (to be published today) "the re-emergence of real money"

                                                -NY Times article, "Golden Age"

                                                -gold repatriation wave - now Belgium and Austria

 

FOMC meeting Wednesday

                                -ARTICLE "six days and counting"

                                                -could very well be the inevitable "Yellen Reversal" we have written of for months, which will end the orchestrated PM bear permanently.

                                                -then again, today's article ("end of the PM 'bear market'") shows how gold has been soaring in most currencies already

                                -U.S. economic data collapsing

                                                -Empire State today, Black Friday sales, etc.

 

That's enough for now.

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If there was one part of Dodd-Frank that was effective and needed, it was the part that required Too Big To Fail Banks to eat their derivatives losses. Your Congress, a fully owned subsidiary of Wall Street, just eliminated that provision, so get ready to bail them out yet again. The result, losses in the trillions, absorbed by you taxpayer is a foregone conclusion. 

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Kyle Olson says if you're expecting change from the Republicans, think again. They couldn't get the guts up to repeal the ridiculous school food standards that were imposed by Michelle Obama. The changes appeared in a draft of the continuing budget resolution, but were no where to be found in the final bill that passed the House. So the next time your child has to sneak a Twinkie into school for a little nourishment, you can thank John Boehner. But at least Rudy Giuliani has the guts to stand up and point the finger of blame at Al Sharpton and the Teachers' Unions for the failure that passes for education in America today. A rare show of honesty by any standard. 

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Chris Martenson of PeakProsperity.com joined us today. He explains that the world economy is slowing down and the authorities are fretting.

Japan, Italy, and Greece are all in recession. China is slowing down according to official statistics, and even more according to whispered accounts.

Germany, France and the Netherlands are all at stall speed.

According to the BLS, the United States is doing just great at nearly 4% growth for two straight quarters, but you wouldn't know that either from the quality of the few jobs being created (which is low) or from consumer spending (also low).

The worry, as always, has nothing to do with the central banks' concern for you, your job, your children, the actual prices you pay, wealth equality, or the future, and everything to do with the simple fact that the stability of the banking system absolutely depends on a steady stream of new loans.

The problem, as always, is that we have a monetary system that is either expanding or collapsing. It has no steady state.

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With his passion for economics, Bill Tatro has been entertaining audiences on the radio and in seminars for over 30 years. Bill’s dynamic and no nonsense style on his show It’s All About Money has made him one of his stations’ most popular show hosts. Over the years Bill has given a no nonsense opinion about the politicized response to the serious financial difficulties the world faces today. Through his daily columns, as an author, a columnist on Townhall.comand through his newsletter he continues to reach out to Americans with insight and creativity to help focus on how to tackle the financial challenges we see everyday. Bill gives us his insights into the current economic climate and where he sees it all going. 

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Ivan wrote, "Being a superpower has its drawbacks. One of them is being manipulated by smaller countries that know that America wants to be "Big Man on Campus" in the world, usually giving its taxpayers only vague "influence" around the globe for all the money they pour into military power and foreign aid. However, sophisticated countries usually flatter the musclebound purveyor of military power, labeling it the "indispensable nation," without which the world would fall into chaos and ruin. These wily countries also normally at least make some attempt to justify U.S. armed intervention into a particular problem in their region in terms of being required for American security, as well as their own. In other words, they try to argue that it also would be in the American interest to solve their problem. But not Turkey.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, not known for his humble governing style, is issuing blunt demands for him to allow the United States to use the Turkish Incirlik air base to essentially help defend Turkey from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a radical army that has taken over the Sunni parts of neighboring Iraq and Syria. In fact, Erdogan has gone farther, aiming his invective against the United States by saying that he was "against impertinence, recklessness and endless demands" emanating from "12,000 kilometers away." In the normal world of "diplospeak," allies rarely speak to each other in these hostile terms."

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Frank Vernuccio talks about the truth behind the ever escalating Federal Deficit. The United States Treasury Department has revealed that America now has a record debt of over $18 trillion. That amounts to 103% of the nation’s entire gross domestic product, in which 70% of that debt was accumulated during the Obama Administration.

All of this growiucng debt has been incurred despite record intakes in revenue, both in the previous year and during the new fiscal period. There was nothing more invested in federal responsibility, Defense Support, Homeland Security and even Social Security.

What is all of the spending going towards? How can we have a positive revenue stream, but a yearly rising deficit?

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This year's FreedomFest promises to be the best yet, with a debate between the WSJ's Steve Moore and nobel laureate economist Paul Krugman. Also, there's going to be $50,000 awarded to the entrepreneur with the best business plan, as judged by Steve Forbes, John Mackey, Peter Thiel, and Donald Smith. It should be lots of fun. Sign up now and you'll receive a $100/$200 discount off of admission. 

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After selling Marlow Surgical Technologies, Kip Marlow acquired “The Entrepreneurs Club of America” as a way to share his passion for entrepreneurship, networking and lifelong learning.

Kip has recently published his new book, The Entrepreneurs: Success and Sacrifice, which chronicles twenty-two successful entrepreneurs who were interviewed on his radio show. Each entrepreneur shares his or her stories of how they built they started and grew each company, their lessons learned, and secrets of success.

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Gerard Francis Lameiro Ph.D. is an author, philosopher, economist, and engineer. He is the author of Renewing America and Its Heritage of Freedom,America’s Economic War, and Choosing the Good Life. Dr. Lameiro was the Founder and CEO of Lameiro Economics LLC, a company focused on bringing practical economic knowledge about Freedom, economic growth, and prosperity to America and to the world. Dr. Lameiro believes that it's not too late to bring back America's greatness, if we all act together. 

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After over three years in the investment doghouse, it looks like gold might just be getting ready for a breakout. It quickly added on to yesterday's gains and silver broke $17. We've seen this happen so many times that we're all skeptics, but one of these days we'll be skeptics no more and the great unwinding will resume its course. We're pretty sure the wait will soon be over. Part of the reason is because of the work of Martin Armstrong. When it comes to forecasting he has few equals. But it's also due to many of the cycle guys out there. Perhaps you can't trust any one of them, but when they're all flashing green, you've certainly got to wonder what's next!

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Manipulation Mondays with Andrew Hoffman:

 

Plunging oil prices

                -shale is 15% of U.S. junk bond market - $210 billion

                                -energy bonds in freefall

                -energy is 1/3 of S&P 500 capex, and was falling before this fall's oil plunge

                -merger mania will paralyze big oil (see Baker Hughes/Halliburton), while shale will spectacularly default

                -shale was massively cash flow negative at $100 oil!

                -plunging currencies worldwide, particularly in oil exporting nations like Russia, Venezuela, Nigeria, Indonesia - and frankly, all commodity currencies like Australia, Canada, etc.

                                -for that matter, Thursday's audioblog "crashing oil prices and currencies, America's death knell" could not be more important

                                                -liquidity vaccuum caused by global economic collapse, driven by Central bank market manipulation, is creating - per the title of today's article - "lemmings for the ages."

                                                                -record valuations of insolvent government bonds, equities amidst depression, and the dollar as the Fed destroys it, whilst record demand for physical PMs but plunging prices due to naked shorting

                                                                                -Chinese gold, Indian silver, U.S./Canadian silver demand will exceed 2013's record levels in 2014.  Only Indian gold won't, but only because much of such demand now in unreported black market

                                                                                due to import tariffs.  Irrespective, surging Indian demand this Fall, and now that import restrictions being lifted (and Rupee plunging), will likely surge anew in 2015

 

Swiss "no" was second to last chance for West to try to save itself.  This weekend, Japan snap election is second.

                -However, Abe likely to win, as Yen amid 40% plunge, Japan CPI at multi-year highs, and massive recession.  Heck, yen gold just 6% from all-time high.  But lo and behold, rising stock market prompts the lemmings to vote for Abe.

                                                                

NFP report

                -today's article was "all economic data are lies," in reference to it

                                -household survey NEGATIVE jobs, ADP report worst November since 2010, "Labor Market Index" declined today

                                                -plus, further decline in labor participation, to essentially a 36 year low; and a "mysterious" positive birth/death number, in a month that is always negative.  Let alone, with small business formation at multi-                                                          decade lows and small business bankruptcy at multi-decade highs.

                                -plus, all jobs still retail, amidst worst retail environment in decades (McDonalds, biggest sales decline in 12 years today).  Not only that, with online sales growing relative to brick/mortar, makes no sense that so many                                     retail jobs (even though really just "half jobs," as mostly min. wage, no benefits, part time).  Let alone, alll the "waiters and bartenders" if restaraunts doing so badly.

                                -and oh yeah, all other data bad - from trade deficit, to (negative) factory orders, contracting credit, etc.  Let alone, the world round, where essentially everyone is in recession!

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John writes, Of all the problems with fiat currency, the most basic is that it empowers the dark side of human nature. We’re potentially good but infinitely corruptible, and giving an unlimited monetary printing press to a government or group of banks is guaranteed to produce a dystopia of ever-greater debt and more centralized control, until the only remaining choice is between deflationary collapse or runaway inflation. The people in charge at that point are in a box with no painless exit. 

As further proof, just look at today, the dollar index is over 89 and the rest of the world's major/minor currencies are sinking. 

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Jerry Molen, well known Hollywood Producer, joined us today. He believes, like so many, that runaway greed is destroying the nation. The problem is, How do we stop it? Unfortunately, there's no easy answers. Our leaders have sold us down the river and they're too busy lining their own pockets to care about what happens to the country. Until the people rise up and refuse to accept the current state of affairs, nothing is going to change. 

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Sometimes our problems are so difficult that it calls for a rocket scientist to come up with a solution. That person might just be Dr. Robert Needham, author of Collaborative Commonwealth. Dr. Needham believes that we need to go back to the future and reimpose a Confederacy of the States, a Commonwealth, where individual rights are supreme and the power resides with the people. He's exciting to listen to and is one of those people that you need to watch, because it's all about what's next. 

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John Butler first came on FSN in January of 2012 making the then outrageous claim that the world was headed for the reimposition of a gold standard. It's nearly three years later and things are getting interesting. John believes that Russia should start backing its paper, both debt and currency, with gold to reverse the negative effects that the sanctions and currency wars have had on the Ruble. We all know that they've got the gold to do it, but are the willing to give up control over their monetary policy? Is any country? The Swiss recently refused, will the Russians decide otherwise? 

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Alan M. Newman has been writing his Cross-Currents Newsletter for decades. While primarily dedicated to stocks, since 9-11 he's become a gold bull. Still investing in stocks, he's a believer in gold and gold stocks, as well as the resource sector. He thinks that by virtually any measure, the stock market is over valued. Eventually this has to correct itself in the form of a crash. Alan says the best way to protect your portfolio is to convert some of it into cash now, before it's too late. You can't get every last percent of the upside in the markets and you're foolish to even try. You can never lose money taking a profit. 

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