I started this blog in June 2007 asking these questions: Are we in a massive asset bubble that will blow up in our faces ??? - ANSWERED YES ! Is western and particularly British society on the verge of social collapse??? What are the best common sense long term investment strategies to keep you rich? When will consumption/debt bubble economics end and a real savings/production economy begin ???

Saturday, 28 February 2009

The Oracle with Max Keiser - 27 February 2009: Massive problems with bad eastern European debt



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Friday, 27 February 2009

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Ron Paul on Glenn Beck- 24th feb 09



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Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Max Keiser - The Original Death of the Dollar



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Marc Faber on the US Treasury Bond Bubble



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Warren Buffett may have received margin calls related to derivative/option investments



Perhaps it is nothing more than wild speculation at this point, but rumors are popping up on the street that Warren Buffett may have received margin calls related to derivative/option investments. Yes, these are the same type of investment that Mr. Buffett has termed, "financial weapons of mass destruction.” As crazy as this may sound, there is obviously something going badly wrong as Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) is down over 20% in 2009 and many of the individual positions within the portfolio have been outright devastated.

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The inevitable collapse of the dollar



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Peter Schiff on the Self Perpetuating Bailout Spiral



http://www.foxnews.com/video-search/m/21890668/self_perpetuating_spiral.htm

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Dubai Property Market Collapse



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With no George Bush Fox News has become the Austrian School libertarian channel



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Monday, 23 February 2009

The UK Government Ponzi scheme that's conning us all

This racket is divided into two distinct operations: one is called the National Insurance scheme and the other is usually referred to as the public sector pension scheme. The National Insurance scheme has remarkable affinities with the Ponzi mechanism. That is to say, the participants seem on the surface to be investing money that will ultimately pay for their future (state) pension. In fact, however, you will not be receiving a return on your investment during 40 years of dutiful contributions while in employment. Instead you will get money - at the rate, currently, of a measly £90 a week - that is simply what the government is prepared to release out of the inflow from newer contributors to the scheme.


http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/dominic_lawson/article5780663.ece


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A Conversation with Harry S. Dent, on his upcoming book, THE GREAT DEPRESSION AHEAD



This present crash and severe downturn will likely last into mid- to late 2012, with a minor reprieve into early to mid-2009 for stocks and a temporary economic recovery from mid- to late 2009 into as late as early to mid-2010 – from the strong stimulus and rescue plans in the U.S. and around the world. But that rebound, if it occurs, will be quickly thwarted by rising inflation, interest and mortgage rates and commodity/oil prices into late 2009 to mid-2010. Then, inflation becomes the problem and governments can’t keep stimulating the economy and will have to raise interest rates instead. That and higher oil prices bring down the economy by mid-2010 and we finally see the necessary deflation and depression to bring real estate, stock and commodity prices to much lower, more sustainable levels to foster the next boom when demographic trends turn up again from 2020/2023 into the mid 2030s and beyond.


http://www.hsdent.com/the-great-depression-ahead-qa-harry-dent-jr/


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Sunday, 22 February 2009

Max Keiser on the carry trade



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Is Buy & Hold Dead?

Assessing whether the long-term investment strategy of 'buy and hold' is dead, with John Bogle, Vanguard founder & fmr. CEO; Jeremy Siegel, University of Pennsylvania; and CNBC's Melissa Lee.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?video=1041564577


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How One Investor Made A Fortune In The Great Depression


How One Investor Made A Fortune In The Great Depression - Get more Business Plans

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Saturday, 21 February 2009

Banks and Standing Armies: Ron Paul On Glenn Beck



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STOP GIVING THESE KEYNESIAN'S NOBEL PRIZES !!!!

Didn't see it coming and has no answers except print and spend money !



http://www.powerset.com/explore/semhtml/Paul_Krugman


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Max Keiser: What's the difference between Property Ladder and the Taliban ?



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The Oracle with Max Keiser - 20 February 2009: The wealth was all an illusion !



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Friday, 20 February 2009

The Crisis of Credit Visualized


The Crisis of Credit Visualized from Jonathan Jarvis on Vimeo.

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Gold futures pass $1,000 an ounce - Someone must be worried about inflation ???

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-biz-god-above-1000-feb20,0,2076474.story

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Rick Santelli hates the idea of mortgage bailouts



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Tuesday, 17 February 2009

celtic tiger ?



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25 Sep 08 Peter Schiff on aljazeera : Government intervention appears to remove financial risk but actually creates more !



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Monday, 16 February 2009

Max Keiser talks with Stacy Herbert about the main stream media slamming Peter Schiff



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Marc Faber "U S will default on debt or enter hyperinflation" 02-05-09



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Saturday, 14 February 2009

Jim Rogers abolish the WB and the IMF 13 Feb 09



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Thursday, 12 February 2009

Jim Rogers on Future Banking - Feb. 10 2009

"It's not the first time in the world that investment banks and commercial banks have gone bankrupt, this has been going on for hundreds of years," Jim Rogers, CEO of Rogers Holdings

http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232/?video=1028587531&play=1


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Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Jim Rogers: Let IMF sell its gold so I would buy it cheaply and we could dissolve IMF - 10th Feb 2009



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Dr. Doom & Black Swan: You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet

Nouriel Roubini and Nassim Taleb are widely credited with predicting the current financial crisis, and both told CNBC they see more rough waters ahead.

Even if we play our cards right, said Roubini, chairman of RGEMonitor.com, it will take at least 12 months to get out of this recession.


“If you don’t do everything right, and I think there’s a large probability that’s going to happen, then we may end up in a multi-year stagnation or near depression like the one that Japan had,” he added.

Roubini said there is still a 20 percent downside risk to U.S. global equities, and he advises investors to stay in cash until there is a real bottom.

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Monday, 9 February 2009

Economic crisis, ten years of hell?

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Peter Schiff on The Alex Jones Show Feb 04 2009

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Peter Schiff - Stimulus Bill Will Lead to Disaster 06/02/09





http://ukhousebubble.blogspot.com/2009/02/why-all-stimulus-packages-fail.html

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Saturday, 7 February 2009

The End of the U.S. - Debt Default, Dollar Collapse Altogether Likely

A few days ago, despite my conviction that the Treasury market is going to collapse in the near future, I said we may see some retracement in yields -- maybe even a retesting the lows -- for two reasons. First, the Fed may make good on its threat to buy the long end of the yield curve and second, the Japanese might defend the strengthening yen by buying Treasuries.

The economy is in tatters. Corporate earnings are dismal. Consumer confidence is at historic lows. And I believe the worst is yet to come -- massive credit card defaults and unemployment leading the way. The Fed has embarked on a path of quantitative easing, and while that path is typical of a fatuous monopolistic government with absolute power to dictate policy to its minions, I also believe it has no choice but to follow through with the policy -- regardless of the ferocity with which some of us condemn the decisions. No, the Fed has to keep rates low as long as it can, regardless of the consequences. But the consequences will surely come.


http://seekingalpha.com/article/117801-the-end-of-the-u-s-as-we-know-it-tracking-the-dollar-downward?source=article_sb_popular

The prospect of the United States defaulting on its debt is not just likely. It's inevitable, and imminent.

The regulatory black holes into which sanity and reason disappear on a daily basis are soon to collapse under the mass of their sheer size. The circle jerk going on among G7 governments has to end – the steady advance of gold, even in the face of a managed price, exposes the real value of the U.S. dollar, as opposed to its apparent value expressed in the dollar index.

Is 2009 the year that the United States formally defaults? And with that, will the dollar collapse be rolled back ten for one or more?


There are a lot of reasons to support that theory. To Wall Street economists, such an event is heresy and therefore unthinkable. Yet Wall Street is the very La-la-land that bred the idea of a perpetually indebted nation in the first place.

Number one among the indicators favoring this scenario is what is happening in the U.S. Treasuries auction market.

Last Thursday, an $30 billion auction in five-year notes failed to stir the interest of traditional primary dealers. The auction itself was saved by an anonymous “indirect” bid.


http://seekingalpha.com/article/118103-u-s-debt-default-dollar-collapse-altogether-likely?source=feed

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Sunday, 1 February 2009

The Greater Depression - Doug Casey january 3 2009

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