Reid M. Hart is an experienced attorney practicing criminal law in Florida, and the answer to the abused cliche is yes, a grand jury could indict a ham sandwich, and that's no baloney. However, recently in a much publicized case, one chose not to. Two Brown University football players were accused of sexual assault and the case was presented to a grand jury, which surprise of all surprises, declined to indict. However, they were still booted out of Brown University with no due process.  

We also talked about the abuses that routinely take place by the police in the speedtrap capitol of the United States, Waldo Florida. Recent disclosures have proven that this town is little more than a ticket mill, where thousands of drivers are wrongly nailed for speeding each year. The State's known about it for decades but chose to do nothing, until now. 

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Gary Christenson has been following Gold for a long time. He's given up trying to make sense of the day to day gyrations. Rather he began looking for a neutral way to value it and struck upon using total US debt outstanding. Based upon this measure, gold prices are due for a large increase. When isn't so important. Gary's content to just hold on and wait for the inevitable.

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Craig Lack is a best selling author and widely acknowledged expert on Obamacare and health insurance benefits. If there's a silver lining to this cloud, Craig has found it. Under the law, it is now possible to incentivize healthy behavior and pass on the savings that result from it. Therefore, if you can get your employees to live a healthier lifestyle and keep their premiums down, you can share the savings. There's other ways to save and avoid the mandates as well, you just have to know where to look, which Craig explains. 

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Just when it looked like the fun was about to begin, Detroit's noisiest and perhaps most obnoxious creditor, bond insurer Syncora agreed to a settlement. It's clearly a case of the squeeky wheel getting the oil. Initally they were slated to lose $400 million, most of it going to keep the insolvent Detroit pension fund paying out to retirees. Now, they will lose much less and the bankruptcy will move ahead much faster, everybody's a winner, right? 

The famous Lion's Share slot machine at Vegas's MGM Grand Casino finally paid off after 20 years. The lucky winners took down $2.4 million dollars and will get to keep the lucky machine. If only it had paid off at the Liberty Mastermind Symposium, yours truly would not be writing this column now. 

More of the day's latest news discussed herein. 

 

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Gerard Francis Lameiro Ph.D. is an author, philosopher, economist, and engineer. His latest book is Renewing America andIts Heritage of Freedom. Dr. Lameiro believes that it's not too late to save the country from the progressives who are trying to turn it into a socialist haven. It's up to us all to take action to save it and make it better than it's ever been before. 

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Rituparna Basu of the Ayn Rand Institute joined us today. There's a new breakthrough treatment for Hepatitis C called Sovaldi. Unfortunately, it costs $1000 per pill. It's so costly that the government and insurance companies are rebelling against the Gilead Pharmaceuticals, the developer. Should everyone in society have access to a new treatment, regardless of the cost? Should the government institute price controls to that end? Will it destroy innovation as a result? These types of questions will become more common as these types of drugs hit the market in the future, so the issues must be addressed now rather than later. We need policies that insure innovation continues while allowing the widest access possible. 

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Tom Cloud is our new precious metals sponsor. He's well qualified, having been in the business for 38 years. He's also an expert in diamonds. Right now, colored stones is where the action is at, especially intense pink and intense blue. But Tom also sees value in yellow diamonds as well. The Chinese are stocking up on them. Tom's offering free shipping and insurance to all new FSN listeners. Give him a call and find out at 800-247-2812. 

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Danielle's recent article shows an alarming chart by John Hussman. It could be entitled Anatomy of a Bubble. No one knows they're in a bubble until after the bubble pops. Why is that? Perhaps because it's so difficult to keep one's perspective when the double digit gains are piling up. In any event, the chart is quite alarming and you should be alarmed too. 

S&P bubbles Hussman

Next, we discussed Elizabeth Warren's ceaseless efforts to impose accountability upon the financial system. Unfortunately, it's a lonely battle. And finally, Payday Loans, a business that shouldn't be allowed to exist. You'll be amazed who financed these entities. 

 

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School nutrition experts in Nebraska are struggling to comply with new federal snack regulations championed by First Lady Michelle Obama.

Michelle Obama laughing“I think we’ve gone too far, too fast,” Diane Zipay, director of nutritional services for the Westside School District told KIETV.com. “And I don’t think it’s a real-world environment. We might have changed the school but we haven’t changed the child or our world.”

The federal snack rules take effect this year for school districts across the country that participate in the federal free and reduced lunch program. They restrict snack foods sold at schools to those with at least 50 percent whole grain, with low sugar, fat and sodium content. Each snack must also come in under 200 calories, according to the news site.

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Dave Bego has chronicled his epic battle against forced unionization of his workforce. There's talk now of making it into a movie. The real issue is one of freedom; the worker's choice of whether to join a union in the first place. They tried every trick in the book to force Dave to relent to the union, yet he refused and he won.

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John recently wrote, The folks at Gresham’s Law just published a nifty interactive chart of real (i.e., inflation-adjusted) interest rates since the 1960s that explains a lot about today’s world.

Real interest rates

To make sense of this, let’s start with a a little background: Interest rates are the rental cost of money, but to figure out the true cost you have to adjust the nominal (or numerical) interest rate for inflation, which is the rate at which the currency being borrowed is falling in value.

If the nominal interest rate is higher than inflation, then the real interest rate is positive. If the real rate is both positive and high, that’s a signal that money is expensive and that one is better off being a lender (to reap those high returns) than a borrower (who has to pay the high true cost of money). The opposite is true for negative real rates, where the nominal cost of money is lower than the rate at which the currency is being depreciated. In this case a borrower actually gets paid to borrow because the true cost of the loan falls as the currency loses value. So negative real rates tell market participants to borrow as much as possible.

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Global economic collapse            

                -European recession - record debt, near record unemployment, historic plunge in German investor sentiment;

                -France in outright collapse, Italy triple-dip recession, Spanish banks as insolvent as Portugal;

                -UK could be thrown into chaos if 9/18 Scottish independence referendum a yes - and now polling that way;

 

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                -Japan massive economic data negative revisions this weekend

                -China housing bubble burst accelerates, which is why the PBOCs PSL, or pledged supplementary lending, QE program commenced last month, following the Yuan devaluation earlier this year

                -essentially all nations in or near contraction

                                -article references last week:  "West to East, Economic Collapse"; "European Economic Collapse, in Simple Math"

 

ECB        - rate cuts (extended NIRP)

                - $1 trillion QE announced, starting October

                - article references:  "Thursday's ECB meeting could destroy Europe, if Ukraine doesn't first

 

NFP jobs             

                - 142,000 vs. expected 230,000

                - 102, 000 birth/death jobs

                - 0 manufacturing jobs

                - 35 year low labor participation rate

                - a third of all jobs now "temp"

                - completely refutes "island of lies" U.S. economic data like diffusion indices and weekly jobless claims

                - Stockman article "why bubblevision misses epic failure in labor market"

                -just two months ago, Yellen complained of "significant underutilization of labor resources"; and two weeks ago, dedicated here Jackson Hole speech to addressing such fears

                -article references:  "significant underutilization of labor resources"; "jackson black hole"; "what jy and md really said"

 

"Rising dollar"

                -new meme of U.S. QE ending and Japan/Europe accelerating, thus creating a "strong dollar" and weaker PM demand

                 -ridiculous in so many aspects, lots to speak of

                 -only against items of real value is "the dollar" to be measured, not other fiat trash

                 -900 million people in Japan/Europe, compared to 300 million in U.S. - sounds like net more PM buying to me

 

Manipulation Monday

                -bombshell that CME boasting "governments" and "central banks" as customers, and offering volume discounts to them for overnight PM futures "trading"

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George Matheis, Jr., is an a leading self-defense expert. He's taught thousand how to stay out of trouble and how to get out of trouble once there. He's trained SWAT officer too. Now he tells you what to do when you wind up in a Ferguson type situation. Valuable information in this day and age. Because you never know when it's going to happen to you!

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When it comes to taxes and the IRS, there's nobody out there like Sandy Botkin. Attorney, author and CPA, Sandy knows how to save you on taxes, big time. In fact he's made a career of it. So listen to the interview, there's at least three important tax saving tips and a number of ways to avoid an audit. 

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One area where you can save a bundle is auto maintenance. Today's cars are as complicated as the passenger jets of yesterday. But Pam is 4th gen auto expert and she knows every trick in the book for keeping your car running right for hundreds of thousands of miles. When that check engine light goes on, ignorance can cost you thousands, but if you listen to Pam, it doesn't have to. She's written books and shows you how it's done.  

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Jeff Berwick thought he had fournd paradise. He was going to co-develop Galt's Gulch Chile. Instead he's lost hundreds of thousands and damaged his reputation. He says he was duped along with numerous other investors. There's a lesson in it for Jeff and for you too. Beware of the sociopath, they're lying in wait for you and for me!

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How does an ordinary guy like Craig Bergman go on to make a movie that's going to be released in 700 theaters across the nation on October 14? It's an interesting story. Unfair the Movie details the corruption and perversion that's taken place at the nation's tax collector, the IRS. It's about abuse of power and abuse of citizens. But Bergman's work doesn't stop there. After the movie airs, there's going to be a panel discussion that deals with solutions, abolishing the dreading agency and instituting a national sales tax in its place. We love solutions at FSN

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Frank Vernuccio is editor-in-chief of New York Analysis of Policy & Government121. He believes that the Obama administration is clueless when it comes to the proper functioning of government and its use of power, both within the US and outside. When it comes to the IRS, the Justice Department, Bengazi and a host of other situations and scandals, Vernuccio says the administration acts not from legal and constitutional prinicipals, but rather from its own set of prinicipals, which don't appear to be written down anywhere and are completely unpredictable and unknowable. 

 

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Michelle Seiler-Tucker is sick of society's prevalent attitude that somehow two wrong's make a right. In Ferguson, MO, the rioters somehow mistakenly believed that if Michael Brown was wrongfully killed (which of course is still an open question) they could take matters into their own hands and riot and loot innocent businesses in their quest for justice. Michelle feels that it's time for people to start taking responsiblity for their actions and allow the system to work.

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David Gurwitz of Charles Nenner Research joined us for a look at the leading markets. Obviously the precious metals have taken a hit recently. However, David sees a tradable low coming in a few short weeks. Crude oil also is trending lower but will be going up as well. Look for the Aussie Dollar to resume its climb too. We touched on a number of other markets as well. Apple seems poised to continue hitting new all time highs, which David/Charles called over a year ago. Always interesting and make sure you pay attention to the war and weather cycles.They're affecting us all the time. 

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Danielle Barbieri is an entrepeneur who has created a unique site for couponers. It's well organized and helps you find coupons for commonly purchased items. She's rapidly expanding the site and in the New Economy, it's just what you make-it's what you keep. Danielle saves thousands every year and wants you to do the same. The site is picr.com. Check it out. 

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Kip Marlow, like your host, is a serial entrepreneur. He also helps others, especially young people, to follow their dreams and their passions and start new businesses. It's not always easy, but it certainly beats the rat race. Kip's got a radio show and he is very dedicated to his mission. Sounds like a great formula for success. 

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If it all hits the fan, there's a list of must have medical items that Dr. James Hubbard, TheSurvivalDoctor.com, has put together. It probably wouldn't cost more than $150 to assemble and yet it could save many lives. From natural disasters to man made disasters, the items he lists have many uses and could make all the difference in those early hours when the system is unable to respond. Duct could be a life saver. Find out why and get the list today!

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John writes in the Money Bubble, "In a very real sense, it is fractional reserve banking and not money itself that is the root of so many of today’s evils. Whenever fractional reserves are permitted, the banking system – including the one that exists today throughout the world – comes to resemble a classic Ponzi scheme which can only function as long as most people don’t try to get at their money."

A Better System
"Now, is this critique of the current monetary system just impotent ideological whining over something that, like the weather, can’t be changed? Or could fractional reserve banking and the resulting need for economic central planning actually be replaced by something better? Specifically, how could a banking system without fractional reserve lending accommodate depositors’ demand that their money be there when they want it andborrowers’ desire for 30-year mortgages which would tie up those deposits for decades? And could this market operate without the need for government oversight and management?"

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Manipulation Monday(Tuesday) with Andrew Hoffman

  • Operation Annihilation PM Part II;
  • ECB on Thursday Trillion Dollar QE;
  • Collapsing manufacturing data around the world;
  • Spain issuing new debt at low rates;
  • Currencies falling around the world thanks to Draghi;
  • Yen broke 105 yen to the buck;
  • Abenomics will be doubled up when it ends in April;Diffusion indexes keep going up right before the election;
  • Labor Day attack;
  • Ukraine is getting close to a real war with Russia;
  • ISIS our next 911. 
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