Sean Worthington has a PHD in computer science and has been working on crypto currencies before almost anyone. He believes that cloud kin solves all the problems of Bitcoin and has none of the limitations others suffer from. Sean says it can’t be hacked or stolen and used. And it can replace everything that’s out there now. Sound too good to be true? Listen and decide. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:50am EDT

Don Surber started out working in a factory, went to college and then became a newspaper man. After a long career, and with the dynamics of the newspaper industry in flux, he was shown the door. And his life has never been better. He writes his daily blog, www.DonSurber.BlogSpot.com and has several books to his credit, dealing with the Trump election and presidency. He sees the makings of a turnaround in his home state of West Virginia and is very hopeful. Read his work and let us know what you think.

 

 

Direct download: Don_Surber_10.Jul.18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:16pm EDT

Daniel McAdams is the executive director of the Ron Paul Institute. In that role they regularly review current news developments and comment accordingly. While many are excited by Trump's current supreme court nominee, the Institute takes a more worldly and grounded view. They're concerned about nominee Kavanaugh's ruling about mass data collection and his pro-state views. Where there's smoke...

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:40pm EDT

The stock market hit its high in January of this year and doesn't seem able to budge. Millennials are near fully invested in this market and that can't be a good thing. At the same time gold is languishing, however the stocks are still performing well since February, with higher lows being made. Despite gold's current performance the GDX-J is still above its 200 day moving average. The GDX has performed similarly, but it's just below its 200 day moving average. 

Direct download: Ned_Schmidt_10.Jul.18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:14pm EDT

I published an article about privatizing border security and enforcement. The feedback has been amazing. So here we are again. Let's put a bounty on all illegals of $500-1000, with a bonus for felons and illegal multiple crossers. Coyotes are tops at $2500 per head. In no time at all, our southern border will be secure. 

Gorsuch was a more more pivotal and important pick than Kavanaugh will ever be. He took the swing out of Kennedy's swing vote. The past 19 5-4 SCOTUS decisions saw Kennedy side with the conservative block 100% of the time, including the pivotal immigrant ban case and the groundbreaking Janus v. AFSCME case. 

A little known factoid, Gorsuch was Justice Kennedy's law clerk. The two men have a very tight bond. Evidently, the presence of Gorsuch on the court led to a stiffening of Kennedy's conservative backbone. Was there a deal? We can only speculate and hope that in return for Gorsuch's elevation to the court, Kennedy agreed to return to his conservative roots for the remainder of his tenure. 

New York City is becoming the San Francisco of the East. Broken windows policing works in reverse as well. When government allows disorder and chaos to happen on its streets, with no fear of retribution, it will inevitably get more of it, as witnessed by the demise of these two once great cities. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:58am EDT

Copper crashed to below $3 per pound. Is it manipulation or a sign that China and the global economy are at risk? Too early to tell, but interest rates are clearly rising and the could mean trouble ahead. Debt continues to pile up at record rates both here and abroad and no one seems concerned, until one day everyone will be. That’s the tipping point. And it’s certainly coming. 

Direct download: John_Rubino_09.Jul.18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:46pm EDT

Another year and another bank stress test. Does it matter? Have banks found new and riskier forms of lending that the regulators can’t keep up with? We all know that derivatives keep increasing and getting more risky. While progress has been made in reigning in risky real estate loans, banks are again showing a tendency to lower lending standards. But it’s what we can’t see that could be disastrous. For now the problem is isolated to Deutsche Bank, but for how long?

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:44pm EDT

Things are getting challenging at Tesla Motors. However, they did manage to produce over 5k cars last week, with the help of a temporary tent-covered production line. Can they keep it up? Does anyone really care anymore? Elan Musk has 9 lives, let's see what happens next. What is prime real estate? John tells you what he thinks and beware of REIT's. And finally, there's trouble brewing in DC, but when hasn't there been? Trump may wind up appointing 4-5 Supreme Court Justices. Will it lead to revolution or civil war? 

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Gerald is hopeful about Trump's overtures towards North Korea. There was never a point in going to war with the Hermit Kingdom. And the risks were huge. Gerald is concerned about Iran. Everything seems to be working against the Mullahs, hyper-inflation, a youthful population, deteriorating economics. There's no telling what will happen there. However, Trump managed to trick the war mongers on NK and he just might do the same here. Finally, Gerald is going to hold the Operation Peace Festival of Liberty Love Joy and Beauty later this year. It promises to be an amazing experience and we plan to join him there. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:57pm EDT

40,000 sealed indictments, that's what Q anon says. I've studied these sealed cases on the Pacer database. I'm not convinced about 40k cases against the swamp. I'll settle for 2,000. That would be enough to knock the stuffing out of the Deep State/Shadow Government. One thing is for certain, there's something happening that has got the Elites running for their bolt holes. The rule of law, which for so long has been just an abstract concept, is about to make a major return on the American stage. Get ready now! I also address a number of your questions and concerns. Let's not forget that while Bitcoin is down, it's by no means out. Let's have some fun while it all lasts. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:51pm EDT

Imagine if in the early 2000's AI based computers were responsible for reviewing all mortgage applications before final approval was given. Imagine further that they were drawing on the big data repository of mortgage information for the past 30 years. It is highly likely that the real estate bust would have never occurred or that it would have been greatly mitigated. While you didn't need AI to know what was going to happen, it certainly could have shown in great detail the inevitable damage that would be inflicted upon the global financial system. And it would have given political leaders advanced warning and a real reason to start reigning it in. Perhaps in 2020 AI will avoid the next great real estate bust. But, we'll never know. This is just one example of the projects that Globalive is working on right now. Its work will be felt in medicine, media and virtually every other aspect of our world. The company just went public and you can find out more by clicking here!

There's a whole new world in front us and it will be ushered by a convergence of new technologies, AI, Blockchain and others we haven't yet dreamed of. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Mexico has elected a leftist-populist. Canada would like to unelected theirs. China started to wonder and the EU is in full panic mode. Welcome to the world of Trumpian Trade Policy. No one knows where they stand until the chips have fallen where they made. No one but Trump that is and he's holding all the cards. Welcome back factory workers and the middle class. To think it was all so easy. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:16pm EDT

Tom Meredith is the Co-Founder & CEO of BitMinutes and is an Expert on Bitcoin and says: "In short, the problem with Bitcoin is that it is not tied to an asset and there is no practical use for it". Tom is a serial entrepreneur who has been crafting solutions in online security, peer-to-peer (P2P) lending and other ventures for over a decade. He founded P2P Cash in the mid-2010s to focus on the fintech space, which led to the creation of Smart Token Chain, a breakthrough combination of block chain advances, cryptocurrency innovation and cyber security mandates. He founded BitMinutes to apply these new tools to the social mission of profitably removing the structural constraints on the expansion of financial service delivery globally. About BitMinute: BitMinute is a cryptocurrency tied to a real-world asset called a prepaid airtime minute. On the surface, the prepaid minute is just prepaid airtime on a mobile phone. However, it is fast becoming an informal currency in thousands of less developed communities where formal banking services are scarce. This opens up an enticing opportunity to apply fintech advances to build a new financial services delivery system

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:06pm EDT

In the swamp, six figure salaries are the norm; there are 78 agencies where the average salary is $100,000 or more. Federal bureaucrats are paid $1.1 million every minute, $65.6 million every hour, and over half a billion dollars per day. In 2016, there were more than 330,000 disclosed federal bonuses paid.

There are more than 35,000 lawyers in the administrative state. The army of lawyers in the employ of the federal government assures that no aspect of American life is untouched by the swamp’s appendages.

The VA is offering anything but care for our great vets. While veterans were suffering at the hands of a broken bureaucratic machine, the VA doled out tens of thousands of undeserved performance bonuses: $150 million per year.

From 2015 to 2016 the VA made 20,711 new hires, but just 2,091 were doctors, continuing the historical 10:1 doctor to non-doctor employee hiring ratio.

In 2016, the VA employed 3,498 police officers at a total cost of $172 million - all names and locations of these officers, however, were redacted.

The average physician at the VA makes around $205,000 a year, meaning the VA could employ 840 doctors instead of 3,498 police officers and lots more!

In America today, “the swamp” is a real thing: a permanent government within our government that will outlast this administration and the next one and the one after that. It has a massive architecture that can be measured. It is composed of tens of thousands of individuals and lobbyists - many of whom operate well outside the confines of Washington, D.C.

www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm EDT

Major US stock and international markets were mixed with the DJIA down .6%, NASDAQ up 1% and Russell 2000 up .6%. Emerging markets were down a serious 4.4%. TSX up 1.3% and TSX-V down another 3.0%. Bitcoin, the crashing crypto currency was down 17.7% for the month. Gold was down a large 3.5% keeping it well under its 200 moving average and Silver was off 1.8% for the month. Pt was down a major 6% and Pd was off 3.5%. Copper was off 3.5%. Energy was the month's stellar performer with WTI up nearly 11% and Brent up 2.5%. Natgas was up 10.6%. Uranium was up .3% and 7.3% for the quarter, perhaps showing a potential recovery from its dismal performance for the past several years. Currencies saw the Greenback up another .6% and the Euro flat. Rate on the 10 year T Bond was steady at 2.84%. The WTI to Brent ratio sank back to a more earthly 1.07, after hitting new highs last month. Wall Street will forget all about this measure until the next swing, but we'll keep covering it anyway. Tilll next month!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:17am EDT

Is options trading worth the risk and hassle for the ordinary investor? Christos Vasiliadis believes that it certainly is. But you've got to have the knowledge to maximize your potential gain and limit your possible losses. It's certainly a specialized market, but Christos believes that anyone can learn it. He's been doing it for years and has certainly drunk the Koolaid, but it has been profitable Koolaid at that. And he says the risks are manageable and the gains are predictable and repeatable. It's just takes practice and more practice. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:16pm EDT

Gregor is bullish on electric vehicles and especially nickel. While Lithium gets all the glory, nickel is extremely important. Here's what Gregor says about batteries. 

Nickel manganese cobalt (NMC). Nickel provides the performance, cobalt keeps the battery safe and manganese allows for high current discharge without heating up excessively. The more nickel is used, the more powerful and inexpensive the battery becomes but it must be more carefully fine-tuned to maintain safety. This chemistry has high energy density and a long life span. There are three reference NMC generations: NMC111 containing 33% Nickel and 33% Cobalt is the simplest NMC622 contains 60% Nickel and 20% Cobalt, greatly improving the power/cost ratio NMC811 contains 80% Nickel and 10% Cobalt, the highest theoretical performance vs. cost Lithium nickel cobalt aluminum (NCA).
 
A power/costs improvement over NMC 111 because it increased the percentage of nickel while reducing expensive cobalt. Tesla uses this extensively but will likely switch to the 3rd generation NMC811 chemistry once mature. NCA has relatively lower energy density but a long-life span. Lithium cobalt oxide (LCO). Used extensively in the portable electronics industry, e.g. in iPhones, this chemistry has good performance but, due to its very high cobalt usage (around 55%), is expensive. LCO has a high energy density but a short life span. Lithium iron phosphate (LFP). Intrinsically safer than other chemistries but not nearly as powerful as NMC811.
 
This was the early preferred choice in China, but the trend is now to switch to NMC which meet the minimum energy density levels required to qualify for Chinese government subsidies. Lithium manganese oxide (LMO). It was used in early EVs, such as the Nissan Leaf, because of its high reliability. LMO's downside is low cell durability and mediocre power compared to competing technologies. 
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Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

The numbers: A measure that tracks consumer prices shows the cost of living is increasing at the fastest pace in six years, reflecting a strong U.S. economy and ultra-tight labor market that’s stoking inflation.

The consumer price index increased 0.2% in May, the government said Tuesday, in line with Wall Street’s forecast. The report came out one day before a Federal Reserve meeting in Washington that’s expected to result in another increase in U.S. interest rates.

A more closely followed measure that strips out food and energy also rose 0.2% last month. It’s known as the core rate of inflation.

The consumer price index has risen 2.8% in the past 12 months, up from 2.5% in April. That’s the fastest rate since early 2012.
The yearly increase in the core rate edged up to 2.2%.

What happened: The increase in the cost of living last month was spearheaded by the rising cost of gasoline, medical care and shelter — rent and home prices.

The cost of medical care has accelerated again after a slowdown toward the end of 2017. Ditto for rents and home prices. Gasoline prices have climbed after what the IEA calls solid demand, reduced OPEC output and geopolitical developments.

Americans are paying less for new and used cars, airline fares and communications services such as wireless and cable, but that hasn’t been nearly enough to offset a broad increase in prices.

The steady uptick in inflation is taking a bite out of household income. Real or inflation-adjusted hourly wages rose a meager 0.1% in May, and they are unchanged over the past year.

Big picture: On guard for rising inflation, the Fed was already poised to raise a key U.S. interest rate. The central bank is expected to take action Wednesday after the end of a two-day meeting.

The big question now is whether the Fed raises rates one more time before the end of 2018, as previously planned, or takes a more aggressive approach as many on Wall Street now expect.

The answer is likely to be found in inflation readings over the summer. If inflation tapers off around the Fed’s 2% target, the central bank is likely to stay the course. Yet if prices keep rising and the economy remains strong, the Fed could lift rates at least twice more this year.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:03pm EDT

Another police shooting in the Pittsburg area. Was it justified? Ron believes that we shouldn't rush to judgment. Just because the media says something doesn't make it true. While the officer in question has been charged, it's important that this not become another Freddy Gay case that ripped Baltimore apart. 

Ron is very concerned about the attacks on ICE. We either have a country with a border or we don't. It's about time Congress took the lead on this important issue. Drug trafficking is at an all time high and it's ravaging the country. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:20am EDT

Bill Powers started his podcast/mining stock website much the same way we did. The financial crisis hit and he was looking for options. But Bill didn't just stop there. He got deep into the weeds and became a mining stock expert. Now he's keeping busy interviewing mining company CEO's and mining stock experts. And he's become a bit of an expert himself in the process. One thing is certain, the mining industry plays a vital role in our capitalistic system and is very under-followed and under-appreciated. Bill is doing his part to change all that. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:44pm EDT

Lior Gantz run wealthresearchgroup.com. He's bullish on three impressive stocks. They hold the potential for large gains ahead. Two of them are currently paying dividends. And they're all trading at low valuations when considering the returns. Lior doesn't see large returns ahead for precious metals or cryptos, but believes they will shine again. It's just a matter of time. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:48am EDT

According to Kenneth Ameduri of CrushtheStreet.com AI has become an unstoppable force. It's going to permeate all aspects of society, from the military to medical, to the transport industry. The changes are coming rapidly. It will be a profound disrupter of society. Imagine your daily commute turning into a conference opportunity once you're freed from the mundane drive to work. And that's just one example. Medical applications could lead to much better diagnosis and treatment of disease and thereby extending life spans. And it could lead to a universal basic income to all displaced members of society. If you're in college or thinking about it, you need to take a close look at AI. There will be winners and losers. Prepare for it and be a winner. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

We began today's session with a review of some FSN member's queries. EFT's at least GLD and SLV have a number of questionable practices that make one wonder about whether they really have the metal in the vault. Your call, just be careful and use for trading vehicles only. Tom asked whether it makes sense to never retire and keep stacking gold and silver. There's lot's more so listen up. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:59pm EDT

Mark Skousen, proprietor of Freedom Fest, which bills itself as the largest conference of libertarians in the nation. This year is number 11 and it promises to be exceptional. In 2015, a well known billionaire had just announced he was running for president. He was a last minute guest and the rest is history. Who knows if the next president will appear at Freedom Fest 2018? It could again be history in the making. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:56pm EDT

First time guest, Bob has written a number of books about what going to happen next. We're in a buy now pay later economy. But eventually the bill is going to come due. No one is worrying about the debt right now but at some point it's going to be an issue. Borrowing helps for now but in the long run it's going to make a difference. Right now the money printing is on hold, but we're going to have to print more and then we're going to see inflation and that's when the problem really begins. And there won't be a Paul Volcker there to save us. And then there will be a collapse. And you can guess what happens then. 

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