Noah’s Gold Ark

Noah's Gold ArkWhy Noah’s Gold Ark? Noah saved man and animal-kind from the flood, but he should also have brought gold and silver along, to use as money and to conserve as an enduring store of wealth.

NOAH KNEW

Death is a certainty, but we try to minimize the impact by living each day to the fullest. So it is with the financial flood waters rising fast. We must be like Noah and prepare for that eventuality by securing our wealth the best way we can; and that means owning physical 100% pure gold and silver, my friend.

NOAH’S GOLD ARK

While the people scurry about their mud-brick homes in the rain, repairing holes in the thatched roof against the coming storm, Noah is putting the finishing touches to his sturdy Ark, a stoutly built vessel that will stay dry and secure above the coming maelstrom of churning waves. With The Ark completed, Noah begins stacking gold and silver bars in the hold, two by two. Soon, Noah’s Gold Ark is safely afloat while everybody else drowns in the rising waters.

GOLD & SILVER VERSUS INSANITY

Everyone knows the clichéd definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over, but expecting different results. However, the current insanity – printing trillions of dollars, running up impossible entitlement debts, a tax-and-spend policy that will cripple America – is insanely stupid. ‘Stupid’ because the government pursues strategies that have never worked before and will certainly fail again. Consider these absolute truths:

Ark Flood Gold-       No nation with a fiat currency has ever maintained the value of its money. EVERY fiat currency, since the Romans first began the practice in the first century, ended in devaluation and eventual collapse – collapse of the currency and of the economy.

–       When fiat currencies fail, throughout history people always turn to gold and silver: Noah’s Gold Ark.

–       With near-zero interest rates and a devaluing dollar, the longer you hold dollars, the less they are worth (today worth 4% of their value 100 years ago) .

–       The bank owns the money you have in your account, in return for which you can claim a credit against the bank’s assets. You may not know this, but it is terrifyingly true. Check it out.

–       No nation has ever taxed itself into prosperity.

–       No government has ever continually spent more than it received in revenue, without eventually having to cut back severely on spending and also invoke austerity measures.

–       No nation on earth has a government-run health care program that works. Not one. They are all inefficient, over budget, plagued with widespread and blatant fraud, intrusive of patient rights and privacy, and none of them put the health of the patient first.

–       In fact, can you name a U.S. government program of any kind that does work?

TRUTH TRUMPS INSANITYsafe secure gold silver

Truth versus insanity. When the truth is staring you in the face, with a 2,000 year history of failed fiat currencies to prove it, how much longer are you going to keep stuffing that toilet-paper money under your mattress (or worse, in a bank account)? When the financial flood waters swirl around your ankles, don’t you want to be with Noah – and your own gold and silver – safe and secure on Noah’s Gold Ark?

Only Americans who own physical gold and silver will have their wealth protected…… are YOU already counted in this select group?

Billions Of Your Dollars

Savings…. stolen from you, by your government. How is that, exactly? If Americans really understood the vast confidence trick that their government has unleashed on them via the financial system, there would be blood in the streets over the government theft of billions of our savings dollars.

INTEREST RATES FOR DOLLARS

First, you need to understand how interest rates are manipulated. In the U.S., the authority for interest rate decisions is divided between the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), and rates are reported by the Federal Reserve. From 1971 until 2013, the central bank benchmark interest rate (CBBIR) in the U.S. averaged 6.14%, reaching an all-time high of 20.00% in May 1981 and a record low of 0.25% in December 2008 – where it has pretty much stayed ever since.

The CBBIR is also the overnight rate at which central banks make loans to the commercial banks under their jurisdiction. By adjusting the CBBIR, the central bank is able to impact the interest rates of commercial banks, the nation’s inflation rate and also the dollar exchange rate. Reducing the interest rate usually correlates with an increase in business activity, a rise in the inflation rate and a weakening of the dollar. Increasing the interest rate usually correlates with a decline in business activity, a decline in the inflation rate and a strengthening of the dollar.

WHERE DID MY DOLLARS GO?

As you know, Baby Boomers refers to those born between 1946 and 1964, aged from 49 to 67 in 2013 and numbering around 72 million survivors today. This is the age group for whom retirement savings are of paramount importance. Yet the bank interest rate on dollar savings accounts – which for many years averaged 6.14% – has languished around 0.25% for the last five years.

Imagine you are a Baby Boomer in December 2008 with $250,000 in savings in the bank, facing retirement in December 2013. Look at the following two intriguing examples.

Example A: After 5 years of bank interest at 0.25% (artificially held down to this rate by your government), your $250,000 savings now amounts to $253,141 in December 2013 (plus $3,141).

Example B: After 5 years of bank interest at 6.14% (approximately what the rate should have been), your $250,000 savings now amounts to $336,772 in December 2013 (plus $86,772).

DiversifyWAIT – IT GETS WORSE

Makes you pretty mad, right? But wait, it gets worse. The dollar has lost approximately 98% of its value in the 100 years since the Federal Reserve was created in 1913, or around 1% loss-of-value each year. The official inflation rate is notoriously underestimated, but real consumer inflation has actually been averaging over 5% each year. But for simplicity’s sake, let’s combine these two factors into a rounded-off inflation rate of 5% each year.

Example A: 5 years of 0.25% interest from your savings bank, combined with 5 years of 5% inflation, reduces the ‘spending power’ of your original $250,000 savings in 2008 to an equivalent of $195,875 in 2013.

Example B: 5 years of 6.14% interest from your savings bank (what you should have been earning), combined with 5 years of 5% inflation, increases the ‘spending power’ of your original $250,000 savings in 2008 to an equivalent of only $260,587 in 2013. Pitiful, even if you had got the 6.14% bank interest you really deserved.

Meanwhile, government printing presses are rolling out $85 billion a month in new currency, further weakening the U.S. Dollar.

SECURE YOUR WEALTH WITH GOLD & SILVER

The foregoing examples make it pretty clear that paper money – dollars – are neither safe nor prudent for savings. Gold and silver are the hard currencies of choice, and now is the time to transfer increasingly worthless dollar assets into real wealth – gold and silver – and to store them safely outside the banking system.

If you are still not convinced, ponder this. If you had converted your $250,000 savings into gold in December 2008 at $870 perGold Silver ounce (287.36 ounces), it would be worth $1,400 per ounce  in December 2013 (a conservative estimate, we believe), or $402,299. But regardless of the 2013 dollar value of your gold, you would still own 287.36 ounces of valuable gold!

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Government Abuse

Government abuse. It is odd that the American people are not heartsick, outraged and taking to the streets over unrestrained government and the recent catalog of gross abuses of Federal power and control. Or at least it is odd until you remember two things:

1) The liberal media avoids tackling anything that might disparage Obama, two bumps in the road being the NSA Prism spying scandal followed by the revelation that the Justice Department had secretly combed through the phone records of reporters and editors at The Associated Press.

2) Many Americans just do not care anymore, and are frankly tired of the squabbling between Big Government Democrats and Big Government Republicans.

“NOTHING TO FEAR BUT FED ITSELF”LibertyTyranny

This is tragic, because history will show that the two things that actually threatened post- WWII America were not nuclear war and terrorism, but the Federal government and creeping apathy; two things that are destroying the America we know and love. Government is the enemy, not terrorists. Historically, governments have slaughtered and imprisoned millions of people, while terrorists have killed a few hundred thousand.

ABUSE & CORRUPTION: ALL SYSTEMS NORMAL

This spate of egregious government scandals does have a common thread.

–       The operations are carried out in secret.

–       When exposed, they are hotly denied by the accused and largely ignored by the mainstream media.

–       No one confesses, apologizes or is ever held accountable.

–       The Administration and mainstream media eagerly welcome the next ‘news distraction’.

–       In short, nothing changes.

StatismWHY DO WE NO LONGER TAKE A STAND AGAINST SUCH ABUSE?

During this century, Americans have taken a stand against communism (the Soviet Union during the Cold War, the Korean and Vietnam wars), fascism (Franco’s Spain, Mussolini’s Italy, Hitler’s Germany and Saddam Hussein’s Iraq), imperialism (Hirohito’s Japan) and Islamic fundamentalism (Afghanistan, Iran, Al Qaeda). Yet what we have to fear most is statism at home, since our government already believes it should control individual liberty (gun control), social policy (Obamacare) and economic policy (government bailouts of corporations, loans to uneconomic ‘green’ corporations, and now perhaps even bankrupt cities as well).

“IN GOD WE TRUST, THE FED NOT SO MUCH”BillOfRights

As Cato Institute President John Allison recently noted, “The tragedy is that we cannot trust our own government….. as all of the abuses and intentionally misleading statements clearly demonstrate. If we could, the IRS abuses would not have taken place and there might be an argument for NSA surveillance for terrorists. Power corrupts. I believe it is reasonable to draw a connection between these abuses of power and the efforts to take away 2nd Amendment rights. The last check against the tyrannical state is the right to bear arms. When gun rights go, other freedoms will ultimately follow.”

ABUSE OF THE MONETARY SYSTEM

If you still think you trust your government, remember that these are the same people who dictate monetary policy and who are printing $85 billion dollars a month out of thin air, constantly devaluing our currency and hiding from us the fact that real interest rates are in the negative and that the real consumer inflation rate is approaching 9% per year.

GOLD & SILVER: A SAFE REFUGE FROM ABUSE

Now do you understand why discerning Americans are taking advantage of a temporary dip in prices to buy up and store physical gold and silver bullion now, for the storm ahead?

Dollar Is Dead

tv news anchorWhat if you awoke one morning and the U.S. Dollar – long past its prime – was dead, having become a worthless U.S. Dullard overnight? Day by day, it is becoming more of a probability  than a possibility. One thing is certain: when it comes, it will be sudden, swift, silent and totally unexpected.

Diary entry reads………

DEAD DOLLAR DIARY

Woke up at dawn, restless. Turned on tv. News channels all blaring, everything is Breaking News. The U.S. Dollar has collapsed on international exchanges and is no longer the world’s reserve currency.

No one saw it coming. Video plays of SWAT teams roaming Wall Street. The police are nowhere to be seen, although sirens drown out the live coverage. Stragglers hurry past shuttered banks; they only contain worthless dollars anyway. Trains, buses and taxis are at a standstill. City and rural services are closing down. Stores are barricading doors and windows, afraid of looters. The news anchor says a report just came in that communities are forming militias to protect themselves. A scrolling ticker line has just appeared along the bottom of the tv screen, quoting live prices for silver (now $79) and gold (just hit $2,431).

DOLLARS ARE WORTHLESS – DEADSWAT team

There is a rush to exchange worthless paper money for goods. Barter is back, big time. Silver and gold are the new currency – the timeless store of wealth and value – and they are skyrocketing. It’s a race against time for those with their net worth in dollars, trying to swap garbage paper currency for valuable goods or precious metals, “before the music stops”.

But the music has  stopped. Overnight, and without warning. The morning’s cold grey sky is a harbinger of uncertainty and chaos. Facebook and Twitter servers have crashed, with everyone posting the same question: “Where can I get…?

SILVER & GOLD ROCKET SKYWARD

silver goldSilver is now at $194 and gold has reached at $6,806. The tv reports an impromptu market, setting up on a nearby street corner. It’s for barter only: dollars are not welcome. My neighbor bangs heatedly on my door. “Do you own any guns?” he yells. Is he crazy, or thinking ahead? I can’t decide which. I check the lock on my door and close the blinds. Have to think. Prioritize. What should I do first?

I am glued to the tv. Frozen. Helpless. Unfolding tv scenes remind me of watching the Twin Towers in disbelief. But once again, it’s a real-life disaster movie, unfolding frame by frame in front of me.

DISASTERS UNFOLD, MINUTE BY MINUTE

More Breaking News. No word from The President, and the White House is on lock-down. Hey, there is no official word on anything. Here comes another Special Report, but it’s all hearsay and rumor. The news anchor wipes his forehead on camera, then composes himself. He frowns and then announces that the world has lost faith and confidence in the U.S. Dollar, and “no one knows where this is all headed.

I switch channels. Silver and gold prices are scrolling constantly now, on every channel. It’s like watching the National Debt Clock. Silver passes $350 an ounce and now gold is passing $20,000……

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A news anchor is trying to coin a phrase, calling it ‘The Day The Dollar Dived’. He stares into the camera and asks derisively, “Printing $85 billion a month… how long did The Treasury think this could last?”

ARE YOU FEELING PRETTY GOOD?

Ask yourself, were you one of the smart ones who bought gold and silver, when you were advised to do so?

Freedom & Opportunity

DontTreadOnMeFlagHaving just celebrated our own independence and freedom on July Fourth, recent events in Egypt provoke questions about the stability and longevity of our own democracy.

Q. In an era when social media can motivate millions overnight, at what point do tens of millions of demonstrators, protesting on the streets against the status quo, gain the moral authority over a democratically elected but increasingly onerous and misdirected government?

Q. In a nation with ever-evolving restrictions on private gun ownership, can we rely on the armed forces to recognize such a turning point in the tide of populist protest, reassuring ourselves that the armed forces will always side with the masses and eject a despotic leadership?

Q. As believers in democracy, should we meekly accept the ascendancy of a  disastrous or reprehensible political philosophy, simply because they won a majority at the ballot box?

In America, we believe we are not susceptible to widespread social unrest and are perhaps immune to revolution; after all, we already had our American Revolution.

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But compare three different situations, with disturbingly common threads: The American Revolution (‘REV‘), the current situation in Egypt (‘EGP‘), and the current circumstances today in the U.S. (‘USA‘):

REV: The British thought the colonies should be utilized in ways that best suited the Crown and Parliament. EGP: Mubarak, and then Morsi, thought that Egypt should be governed in ways that best suited the leaders in government. USA: The ever-expanding Fed thinks that government should serve the best interests of government and the administration’s favored few: federal workers, trade unions, political supporters, etc.

REV: Increasing disagreement over the way Britain treated the 13 colonies, versus the way the colonies thought they should be treated. EGP: Increasing disagreement over the way the government treats the people, versus the way the people think they should be treated. USA: Increasing disagreement over the way the government treats the people, versus the way the people think they should be treated.

REV: A rallying cry of the revolution was ‘No taxation without representation’, combined with the common sentiment that the people were taxed too greatly. EGP: Egyptians feel they are over-taxed and over-regulated to the point of deterring business opportunities and entrepreneurship. USA: A majority of Americans has lost faith in the IRS, believing the tax code should be simplified and made fair or flat, a concept with which the administration disagrees.

USFlagREV: The colonists had a strong streak of independence and a desire for greater opportunities and more freedom. EGP: The Egyptian people demonstrated a desire to break away from authoritarian rule, to have more religious freedom and to have the chance at a better life. USA: An increasing number of Americans believe in limited government, but we have an expanding Fed and live in an over-regulated, overly politically correct, over-taxed, nanny state that spends money on wasteful projects like a drunken sailor and increasingly infringes on individual freedoms, business enterprise and property rights.

REV: The people’s desire for economic freedom and opportunity, unburdened by government. EGP: The people’s desire for economic freedom and opportunity, unburdened by government. USA: The people’s desire for economic freedom and opportunity, unburdened by government.

REV: Colonial legislatures had developed a measure of independence from the Crown and were used to operating at the local level, a practice the Crown sought to diminish. EGP: Religious organizations had evolved a system of mutual cooperation and respect, even though Islam is the dominant religion, a tolerance that Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood sought to curtail with the imposition of Sharia laws. USA: States have exercised their rights in ways that have brought them into conflict with a Fed that increasingly seeks to bully and interfere with States’ rights.

REV: A government out of touch with the people, not representing the will of the people. EGP: A government out of touch with the people, not representing the will of the people. USA: A government out of touch with the people, not representing the will of the people.

REV: A government trying to confiscate the arms of the people, to prevent the people’s militia resisting despotic government. EGP: A government that had already banned gun ownership – the sine qua non for authoritarian regimes – to prevent the people’s resistance to despotic government. USA: A government that constantly tries to restrict or ban private gun ownership, an approach successfully used countless times throughout history to pave the way for authoritarian rule.

REV: The British Currency Acts (1751 & 1764) restricted the colonies’ issuance of paper currency and then outlawed the use of paper money to settle public and private debts. EGP: Egypt’s foreign currency reserves have been halved, causing the Egyptian Pound to plummet in value. USA: The Fed is printing $85 billion a month, devaluing the fiat currency and turning the U.S. Dollar into the U.S. Dullard. Meanwhile, gold and silver – the only true money – are denied the status of legal tender.

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It is safe to say that the Founding Fathers would be horrified by the State Of The Nation today: a worthless fiat currency, a trampled Constitution, a Leviathan government and a populace increasingly dependent on Federal handouts. In the words of George Washington, “Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.

Gold Value

GOLD AND SILVER VALUE

Gold and silver dollar prices recently declined, and yet bullion sales are breaking records, perhaps because an increasing number of Americans realize there is a difference between face (or nominal) value, and inherent or intrinsic value. Think about it. The U.S. Dollar bill has a face value of one dollar. It will never be worth more than a dollar and, adjusting for inflation, its real value is considerably less than a dollar.

PAPER MONEY

It costs little for the government printing pressesPrinting Money to keep running, day and night, conjuring $100 bills out of thin air and loading the bricks of notes onto palettes and fork-lifting them off to the vault. But with all of those billions printed, imagine the value of the dollar declining dramatically, as though it now had 70c printed on the face of each bill, instead of $1 (actually, it should have 2c, since it has lost 98% of its value since 1913). Can you imagine Americans stampeding to the banks to accumulate paper dollar bills? It would simply never happen. No, Americans would instead lose all faith in paper currency and turn to the alternatives: gold, silver and the barter system.

COST OF PRODUCTION

By contrast, a gold American Eagle one-ounce coin has a face value of $50. The last time gold sold for $50 an ounce was over forty years ago (note that the purchase price of a bullion coin includes a significant premium price, unlike the purchase of a bullion bar). The cost of mining gold from the ground is variously estimated at between $460 per ounce and $1,000 per ounce. Do you think that the gold price could fall below the price of production, or that it could do so for very long? The clear answer is no.

Gold and silver have been around for thousands of years, are highly valued everywhere in the world and therefore have an undeniably inherent or intrinsic value.