We caught up with Bix Weir today. Seems that Russia is in the mood to celebrate their annexation of the Crimea and plan to mint a one kilo silver coin complete with Putin's likeness and a map of the Crimea emblazoned on the back. Bix thinks it may be a stick in the eye of the US and the West. Silver is after all the achilles heel of the financial system. 

Direct download: Bix_Weir_23.Apr.14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:39 PM

Monty Pelerin was on again, that pseudonymous sage of economic and political wit. While he's got a few years on yours truly, he's only voted in one election that he can remember, and he's rather upset that he had that breakdown in judgment. Fortunately, he's never repeated that lapse in judgment again. We also talked about that source of universal political wisdom H.L. Mencken. Here's a few noteworthy quotes. 

  • A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
  • Democracy is a form of worship. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses.
  • Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.
  • Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
  • Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.
  • I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time.
  •  On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
  • If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner.
Direct download: Monty_Pelerin_23.Apr.14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:29 PM

John and Monica Miller were on the show recently. They're writing a series of books about the coming banking implosion that's going to sweep the United States and the Globe. Bail-ins are the shape of things to come. You've seen it in Cyprus, Venezuela and Argentina. It's coming to the US, the EU and elsewhere. How do you prepare? What can you do about it? John and Monica left the US years ago and have answers to these questions and more. 

Direct download: John__Monica_Miller_22.Apr.14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:14 PM

George Matheis, former law enforcement officer and trainer was on discussing what the government has in store for BLM resister Cliven Bundy. George thinks they will issue a warrant for his arrest. There's a good possibility that BLM will refer the matter over to the DOJ who will move to hold Bundy in contempt of court. How many armed officers the government is willing to devote to this exercise is really the question. And are they willing to risk bloodshed in an election year? Attorney General Eric Holder has been involved in Waco and the Elian Gonzalez matter, so he's up for anything. 

Direct download: George_Mathies22.Apr.14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:48 PM

Wayne lives in Las Vegas. He lives and breaths Nevada politics. Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in the Nevada desert. And Senator Harry Reid’s fingerprints are all over it.

He's referring to the Bundy Ranch siege. This was a dispute between a Nevada ranching family with rights to the land in question for 140 years and the BLM (Bureau of Land Management). 

The government claims they haven’t paid grazing fees for 20 years. The result was a government assault on the ranch- including snipers with assault rifles, SUV’s, helicopters, airplanes and over 200 heavily armed troops. No matter whether you come down on the side of the government or the ranch family, all of us can agree this was excessive force.

Wayne has some other insights that he brings to the table on this important chapter in American History. 

Direct download: Wayne_Allyn_Root_22.Apr.14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:53 PM

Dr. Larry Kawa says that you  that can tell that election season is near. Listen and you can hear the sounds of backpedaling and political double-talking at every corner. Everyone knows that the Democrats approved huge cuts to Medicare and its various programs in the name of its sacred cow, Obamacare.
Yet at every turn Democrats have been trying to either distance themselves or undo the damage that they’ve done to seniors through their cuts on Medicare. One of the major cut that they are now trying to undo, prior to the election, are the cuts to Medicare Advantage, a privatized Medicare program, that is very popular amongst seniors.
Democrats have a major liability on this issue as evidenced by Alex Sink’s crucial loss in the Florida House special election. The US Chamber of Commerce ran attack ads criticizing Alex Sink for her support of cuts to Medicare Advantage and her rubber stamping of Nancy Pelosi’s agenda.

Let's see what happens next. 

Direct download: Larry_Kawa_22.Apr.14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:28 PM

Good news on the medical front for yours truly. More news on government intrusion. How about those Bundy's. Can they keep pulling it off like this? Don't refill your softdrink in a government building without paying or you're in for a huge fine. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:44 PM


According to Regina Cates, we live in an egocentric society. Our behavior creates our lives, yet we point the finger at everyone else if life isn’t going as well as we’d hoped. She explains the underlying issue behind this me-first epidemic: most people believe someone else is responsible for their happiness. While we can’t control
other people or situations, we do have a choice in how we respond to them.  Regina and I discussed real life examples of making those choices, and why shrugging off jerks and setting personal boundaries can help you lead a more meaningful life – and avoid getting sucked into the blame game. Regina Cates’ book, “Lead with Your Heart: Creating a Life of Love, Compassion, and

Direct download: Regina_Cates_21.Apr.14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:59 PM

Our sponsor Jason Hartman joined us for a review of real estate markets and where are opportunities are still available. While prices have gone up, there are still markets where investors in single family homes can still get good deals and very attractive returns. Jason's been at it for so many years, he's an expert at finding those overlooked markets. We also discussed alternative investments and what other choices you have in investing your extra funds.  

Direct download: Jason_Hartman_18.Aprl.14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:17 PM

John Rubino and I connected for our Monday morning discussion.
        Imagine if you threw a bond auction and nobody showed up:
       The flagship piece of paper in the world’s third largest economy;
       Nobody wants it—.6 per year interest;
       Central bank winds up buying it;
       Some other country has to buy it, is arms length?
       In a world that isn’t manipulated this would be a screaming short.
Direct download: John_Rubino_21.Apr.14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:06 PM

Mondays with Andrew Hoffman
  • Newmont and Barrick merger—fact or fiction;
  • De-escalation the equivalent of tapering and recovery;
  • Sunday night sentiment attacks alive and well;
  • Japan’s 36th monthly trade deficit;
  • Death of markets—36 hours not a single buyer for Japanese debt;
  • Miserable earning season going on but Dow doesn’t care.
Direct download: Andy_Hoffman_21.Apr.14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:03 PM

Alan Newman is editor of Crosscurrents, a stock market investment newsletter. He's also a real estate investor. He's extremely concerned about the direction of the country and all the debt that's being piled on at all levels of society. For this reason and others, he's been bullish on gold since 9/11/2001. He's more bullish now as he's ever been. And he's waiting for the stock market to take a major hit. 

Direct download: Alan_Newmann_18.Apr.14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:35 PM

We caught up with the Daily Reckoning's Chris Mayer. He just got back from Ireland and says there's a major fire sale taking place. Between the damage that took place in Ireland, Spain, Greece and other countries, assets are available at well below their replacement cost. Of course there's no telling when the long awaited recovery will occur, but if you've got the nerve and the cash, you could score big. 

Direct download: Chris_Mayer_18.Apr.14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:33 PM

Paul LeJoy came to America from Africa and saw that it was still the land of opportunity. While others complained and believed that they couldn't get ahead, Paul plowed ahead and built up a real estate empire. Now he helps others do the same. On a recent trip back to his homeland in Africa, he saw that little has changed. His fellow country men are just sitting around waiting for the government to come to their rescue and it's not happening.  

Direct download: Paul_LeJoy_17.Apr.14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:10 PM

We spoke with Martin Armstrong today about the Blood Moon, the Death of the Dollar, the crumbling Euro and the ascent of China. While he sees China becoming the leading world economy-eventually, he doesn't see the dollar dying off as quickly as others do. Mainly because there's no other currency to take its place at the present time. The war cycle is heating up at the same time as civil unrest cycle, the first time this has happened since the 1700's. Also the first of 4 Blood Moons has just passed. The last will pass just as the Sovereign Debt Big Bang goes off in the third quarter of 2015. Interesting times ahead that's for sure. 

Direct download: Martin_Armstrong_17.Apr.14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:43 PM

Brandi Jo Newman was born into a family of bankers, cattlemen, oilmen and good ol’ boys. She learned at an early age how to communicate with different personalities and egos. Her goal now is to help her clients, many of them baby boomers, to save their retirement. She does this with the concept of infinite banking, which uses whole life insurance to lock in and compound savings and high returns. 

Direct download: BrandiJo_Newman_17.Apr.14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:33 PM

We caught up with our friend Jerry Robinson and discussed the following:


  • Russia declares war on the Dollar;
  • Palladium hits 32 month high and broke $800;
  • Gold buy signal coming in 3-4 months;
  • Analysis of mining stocks performance during a market crash.
Direct download: Jerry_Robinson_16.Apr.14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:21 PM

Christina Tobin loves to fight the good fight… for US voters. She’s making a career of helping honest, earnest candidates to run for political office.

In the course of her work, she decided to mainstream her efforts. In order to shift power back to individual voter, Tobin founded The Free & Equal Elections Foundation, a non-partisan, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, dedicated to creating open and transparent elections in 2008. Free and Equal is the platform that’s helping thousands of citizens work together, who want to clean up politics for once and for all. She's hoping to make all political parties irrelevant and put power back into the hands of the people once and for all. 

Direct download: Christina_Tobin_16.Apr.14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:19 PM

Michelle Seiler-Tucker is a leading authority on buying, selling and improving businesses as well as increasing a business's revenue streams. She has sold several hundred businesses and franchises. She has helped buyers from all walks of life buy the American Dream, create financial freedom to be their own boss and to obtain a better quality of life. What makes her such a major player in the industry is that she closes nearly 98 percent of all the offers she writes, truly an amazing track record. 

Direct download: Michelle_Seiler_Tucker.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:37 PM

We talked with our old friend Jay Taylor about the impending collapse of the petrodollar. Seems like the world is ready to move on from this failed experiment, but what will become of the United States? China and Russia are setting up oil exchanges and getting ready for life without it. Jay also talks about an intriguing mining stock that seems to have all the makings of a major gold player. Novo Resources sounds really exciting. 

Direct download: Jay_Taylor_16.Apr.14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:31 PM

Well it finally happened. Main Street, or at least hick street stood up to DC and DC backed down. The Bundy Ranch, located a stone's throw from Harry Reid's spread in Searchlight Nevada has been the scene of a twenty year battle by the Fed's to stamp out ranching in the name of protecting the supposedly endangered desert tortoise. Finally, the heavy hand of the government was going to end the dispute once and for all. What they weren't counting was a convergence of thousands of concerned citizens coming to the rescue. Once the Feds realized that the sheeple were mad as hell and weren't going to take it any more it was all over. 

Direct download: TLR_347.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:22 PM

We had a long discussion with Jim Rickards about his new book and the coming death of the dollar, along with most of the world's major currencies. According to Jim, the IMF is already going through dry runs for the day the inevitable occurs. The world has been in a depression for at least the past 6-7 years and there's nothing that the central banks have been able to do to stop it. In fact they've made it worse. The world's governments have been asleep at the wheel and that's why we are where we are today. A most compelling interview. 

Direct download: James_Rickards15.Apr.14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:51 PM

After years of such wonderful results in the US, the ECB is ready to go all in on QE for Europe. Seems that they just can't take a strong Euro any longer. That and cutting interests rates to Zero and perhaps they can tank the Euro without really trying. And we thought that failure was an orphan.

Direct download: John__Rubino_14.Apr.14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:26 PM

Ann Marie Murrell of Politichick.TV fills us in on what's going on in California. While liberalism continues to run amuck, Hollywood as the epicenter of the film industry continues its decline. We turned to the confrontation that took place outside of Las Vegas, where the Bureau of Land Management sought to shutdown a family ranch that had been in operation since 1870. Just when it appeared that all Hell was about to break loose, cooler heads prevailed and the BLM backed off, for now.

Direct download: Ann_Marie_Murrell_14.Apr.14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:03 PM

Mondays with Andrew Hoffman:

  • The Ukraine going from bad to worse;
  • First week after sales tax hike in Japan sales down 25%;
  • What if anything has been successful about Abenomics;
  • ECB 1.4 trillion QE coming;
  • Draghi says loosening of monetary policy coming soon;
  • In US 20 percent food price increase affecting fake PPI numbers;
  • FOMC minutes proved ending fake ZIRP was false;
  • HFT and Flash Boys discussion;
  • Gold physicla demand keeps going up-wonder why.
Direct download: Andrew_Hoffman_14.Apr.14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:42 PM





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