Investor Sounds Alarm on Hyperinflation

The headline from the Bloomberg News internet site said it all, “U.S. Inflation to Approach Zimbabwe Level, Faber Says.” But although Bloomberg was running the story, the main stream media (MSM) didn’t touch it.

Faber is Marc Faber, who publishes the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report. He said in an interview with Bloomberg Television in Hong Kong, “I am 100 percent sure that the U.S. will go into hyperinflation. The problem with government debt growing so much is that when the time will come and the Fed should increase interest rates, they will be very reluctant to do so and so inflation will start to accelerate.”

Zimbabwe’s inflation rate reached 231 million percent in July, 2008, the last annual rate published by the statistics office.

To put that into perspective, inflation in the U.S. in 1979 reached a high of 13.5 percent. That was a 500 percent increase above the 70-year average 2.5 percent, and those who lived during that time remember it as an uncomfortable economic period.

We’ve been warning for a long time here and in The Bob Livingston Letter that Fed policies were sending us on a path toward inflationary destruction. And we’re not alone in this thinking. But the MSM and the boys and girls in government don’t want you to know about it.

Why? Because they don’t want you to know that for almost 100 years now they’ve been silently, stealthily stealing your wealth.

It started in 1910 when a group of powerful bankers met in secret at Jekyll Island, Ga., and created a monster, then pushed Congress to grow that monster—the Federal Reserve. Founded in 1913, the Fed is a non-Constitutional cartel of private bankers that has control over the U.S. monetary system.

Since then the Fed’s policies have caused a devaluation of the dollar that has stolen your money. Ever wonder why things cost so much more today than they did 40 or 50 years ago? It’s because your dollar is worth so much less.

For example, in 1933 the Consumer Price Index (CPI) (the price of a basket of common goods purchased by the average consumer) was 12.8. In 2008 the CPI was 225. In other words, that same basket of goods has increased from just under $13 to $225. That’s the result of your devalued dollar.

Here’s what noted economist Peter Schiff wrote in his book, Crash Proof, which predicted the financial meltdown, when he detailed why the government likes inflation:

  • Inflation makes the national debt more manageable because it can be repaid with cheaper dollars.
  • In a democracy full of personally indebted voters, the government will pursue monetary policies hospitable to debtors even as it accommodates the special interests that lend to them.
  • Inflation finances social programs that voters demand while allowing politicians to avoid the politically unpopular alternative of higher taxes, enabling Uncle Sam to play Santa Claus.
  • Inflationary spending is confused with economic growth, which is confused with economic health. (Of course, gross domestic product (GDP) numbers are theoretically adjusted for inflation but that doesn’t mean much if the inflation figures are misrepresented.)
  • Inflation causes nominal asset prices to rise, such as those of stocks and real estate, instilling in the minds of voters the illusion of wealth creation even as the real purchasing power of their assets falls.

Back to the Bloomberg story: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser said that inflation may rise to 2.5 percent in 2011.

But the head of Asian economic forecasting at Action Economics in Singapore said he was confident that the Fed would be able to contain inflation at 2 percent or less.

Meanwhile, the Fed, Keynesian economists and MSM ignore history. They ignore Zimbabwe, which got into its mess by printing money to pay down its debt. They ignore 1970s America. And they ignore Weimar Germany in 1918-1923, where hyperinflation caused 30,000 percent inflation and led to the collapse of their civilization and the rise of Adolf Hitler.

The government boys and girls don’t want you to understand inflation, and the MSM is not going to report it until it can’t be ignored. Meantime, you ignore it at your own peril.

What can you do? First, call your Congressman and Senators and urge them to get behind H.R.1207, which calls for an audit of the Federal Reserve.

Second, buy and hold gold and silver. Because when hyperinflation comes, precious metal is the only thing that will stand between you and financial hardship.

Stockpile Food to Prepare Against Dickensian Scenes of Destitution

Stroll down any aisle at the grocery store on an average day and you’ll probably see thousands of items of all kinds made by any number of producers. Many times there are six or eight brands of the same item. And they come in all sizes.

Although store shelves are currently full, there may soon come a time when that is not the case. As the U.S. Federal deficit grows beyond the current historic levels there will come a time when a correction comes. A devaluing of the dollar has already begun. It will be followed by inflation that could become so severe that food and other necessities become unaffordable or unattainable.

It is happening right now in Latvia, where the government’s current budget deficit is estimated to be about 12 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP), according to the International Heritage Tribune.

So as the Latvian government cuts wages and spending in order to bring down its deficit and qualify for a bailout from the International Monetary Fund, “Austerity is rippling down the social hierarchy, as the affluent cancel vacations, middle-class people fret about social descent, and Dickensian scenes of destitution multiply,” the Tribune says.

Many of the people there can simply no longer afford to feed themselves.

Currently, the U.S. is running a budget deficit of about 13 percent of GDP and spending almost $2 for every $1 it takes in. It doesn’t take a Pythagoras to understand that math like that doesn’t add up.

So if you want to prepare yourself for Latvian-type circumstances and ensure that your family has food to weather such a storm, you need to begin stockpiling food and water now. And even if you don’t believe things in the U.S. can get that bad, it’s a good idea to have some food and water stored in the event of a natural disaster that affects the food and water supply for a short time.

You should always keep on hand at least a three-day supply of food. It’s easy to stockpile a few cans of meats, soups and vegetables, as well some rice and grains, to get you through a short-term emergency. You can do this by buying a few extra things each time you go to the grocery store. Remember, canned foods have a shelf-life of about two years, so rotate your foods.

For longer-term situations, some planning in advance can save you from tremendous hardship when the catastrophe strikes. To prepare, you should have a good stockpile of both canned and freeze-dried foods. All canned soups, fruits, vegetables and meats should be kept in a dry, cool space.

Be smart with your planning and purchasing and you can accumulate food that will sustain you for a long time at very little cost. Just don’t gather things your family will not eat. Oatmeal, Ramen noodles and Bisquick are great things to have on hand in an emergency, and they don’t cost much. And, don’t forget to add commonly used spices, which help to make any food more palatable.

Freeze-dried foods and military style Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) are convenient types of foods to have on hand for emergencies. These are available from outdoor supply stores, survivalist stores and via the Internet. There are various types of MREs that can be purchased in kits with quantities to feed families for up to a year.

Warehouse stores like Costco sell freeze-dried emergency food kits in plastic buckets with as many as 275 servings for about $85. That would be enough to feed a family of four for three weeks.

When buying these pre-packaged meal kits, be sure you compare the packages for a list of meals and ingredients included before making your purchase. Some tend to scrimp on their offerings and provide just enough to survive but not enough for a hearty, filling meal.

How much food should I save?

You can never have too much food set aside for a crisis because you can’t know ahead of time what the crisis will be or how long it will last. Will a three-day supply be enough? One week? A month? Three? A year?

You hope it doesn’t last long but you never know. So it’s best to start small and work from there. And start with a definite plan.

There are several things to consider. How many are in your family?  How many additional people would you bring under your roof? What is the nature of the crisis—natural disaster, terrorist attack, economic collapse or fuel shortage?

Let’s start with a three-day supply. If you are feeding a family of four for three days you will need to plan on three breakfast meals, three lunches and three dinners.

The main idea is to prepare. That way, if the U.S. should turn into a Latvia—or a 19th century London—you won’t find yourself on a diet of meager meals, scraping to get by.

Forget Statin Drugs—You Need Cholesterol

The best doctors that I know will write a prescription instantly for a statin drug (i.e., a drug to force cholesterol lower).

The cholesterol myth is a monument to the lies, deceit and fraud of the pharmaceuticals and the government.

The cholesterol myth proves that super fortunes can be built on the sale of products based on medical myths. This has absolutely nothing to do with medicine or the treatment of disease. It is commerce, pure and simple. It is crime, incorporated.

The cholesterol myth is so well established and so completely accepted by doctors that there is almost no inquiry into this crime of commerce.

Organized propaganda can force-feed the public mind any myth they can imagine. Crime becomes legitimate after it is generally accepted by the people. And the longer a crime has been accepted as legitimate or legal, the harder it is to challenge.

Cholesterol drugs are bad for human health. They destroy CoQ10. They complicate general health in many ways. They cost the American people billions of dollars annually.

The cholesterol myth is based on the Lipid Hypothesis created by Ancel Keys in the 1950s. The Lipid Hypothesis is a theory that saturated animal fats and cholesterol in our food raise cholesterol levels in the blood. Then the theory goes that high blood cholesterol causes atherosclerosis—leading to obstruction of blood vessels of the heart, and resulting in coronary heart disease. The pharmaceuticals saw trillions of dollars of profits. Who can say that the pharmaceuticals didn’t create the flawed studies that led to the cholesterol profit empire that we have today. You may call it a "science" of fraud.

This reversed the American diet of good Omega 3 fats to the consumption of liquid vegetable oils and margarine substituting for coconut oil and animal fat that did our ancestors so well.

Well, as profits skyrocketed, deaths from heart disease and cancer did, too.

What is cholesterol?

Cholesterol is actually a heavyweight alcohol with a hormone-like structure that behaves like a fat—being insoluble in water and in blood. Cholesterol has a coating compound called a lipoprotein, which makes it water soluble so it can be carried in the blood. As we will see, cholesterol plays a critical role in body chemistry. We need our cholesterol. To suppress it with cholesterol drugs is to create degenerative disease.

The Benefits of Cholesterol:

  • Your body uses cholesterol to make hormones that help you deal with stress and protect against heart disease and cancer.
  • Your body needs cholesterol to make all the sex hormones, including androgen, testosterone, estrogen, progesterone and DHEA.
  • Your body uses cholesterol to make vitamin D, vital for the bones and nervous system, proper growth, mineral metabolism, muscle tone, insulin production, reproduction and immune system function.
  • The bile salts are made from cholesterol. Bile is vital for digestion and assimilation of dietary fats.
  • Cholesterol acts as an antioxidant, protecting us against free radical damage that leads to heart disease and cancer.
  • Cholesterol is needed for proper function of serotonin receptors in the brain.
  • Since serotonin is the body’s natural "feel-good" chemical, it’s not surprising that low cholesterol levels have been linked to aggressive and violent behavior, depression and suicidal tendencies.
  • Mother’s milk is especially rich in cholesterol and contains a special enzyme that helps the baby utilize this nutrient. Babies and children need cholesterol-rich foods throughout their growing years to ensure proper development of the brain and nervous system.
  • Dietary cholesterol plays an important role in maintaining the health of the intestinal wall. This is why low-cholesterol vegetarian diets can lead to leaky gut syndrome and other intestinal disorders.
  • Finally, the body uses cholesterol to repair damaged cells. This means that higher cholesterol levels are actually beneficial. Meyer Texon, M.D., a well-known pathologist at New York University Medical Center, points out that indicting fat and cholesterol for hardening the arteries is like accusing white blood cells of causing infection, rather than helping the immune system to address it.

FACT: Deaths from heart disease and all other causes increased 11 percent for each 1 percent drop in cholesterol according to a 30-year follow-up of the famous Framingham Study.

Do the American people know this? No, because the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute published the reverse of the above facts in the journal Circulation. Yes, believe it or not!

And the fact is that for women, low cholesterol is more dangerous than high cholesterol.

Another fact is that when people maintain low levels of cholesterol in their blood over long periods of time with statin drugs, their risk of death from all causes will increase.

Taken from the book Eat Fat, Lose Fat by Mary Enig and Sally Fallon.

Hydrochloric Acid—God’s Natural Antiseptic

Pharmaceuticals persuade the public to buy antacids for what their advertising calls "over-acid stomach."

There has never been an over-acid stomach with natural acid. All the "heartburn" and "acid indigestion" symptoms are created because of low stomach acid which causes incomplete digestion. Incomplete digestion causes fermentation and organic acids of fermentation. This produces gas and reflux.

The only acid the body makes is hydrochloric acid with pepsin. Other acids that produce symptoms of acid reflux come from the fermentation process which is entirely different from natural stomach acid originating in the stomach.

The fermentation process comes from undigested food because of lack of—or low—stomach acid. Antacids don’t know the difference between natural stomach hydrochloric acid and organic acids of fermentation from undigested food. They attack all acids. This is why they provide only temporary relief. As long as stomach acid is low or insufficient the digestive process is incomplete and fermentation continues. We are suppressing the all-important digestive process with antacids.  The only solution is to build stomach acid with Betaine Hydrochloride by supplement with each meal.

Just how important is it to have sufficient natural hydrochloric stomach acid? The answer is something no doctor will ever tell you because most don’t know.

Adequate hydrochloric acid in the stomach or induced into the tissues by mouth, vein or muscle acts chiefly in clearing out the poisonous waste acids created by insufficient digestion and fermentation. Hydrochloric stomach acid increases the elimination of carbon dioxide (CO2), decreases to normal the pH reaction and desensitizes the tissues to disease proteins.

Natural stomach hydrochloric acid stimulates phagocytes. Its presence is essential to all glandular and cellular activity. Hydrochloric acid intravenously injected will significantly raise the oxygen content of the blood. Hydrochloric acid (HCl) stimulates all the forces of resistance.

Adequate stomach acid stops all the fermentation and putrefactive processes. Antacids increase the alkalinity, fermentation and putrefaction. This sets the stage for malnutrition because of incomplete digestion, and consequent failure of assimilation must occur.

Adequate hydrochloric acid (HCl) sterilizes the whole body system even to the natural purging of parasites.

Antacids compound the destruction of natural stomach HCl, making way for a septic process of the tissues and organs. Pyorrhea, symptoms of indigestion, nephritis, appendicitis, abscesses and pneumonia begin to appear. Deficiency of normal acid leads to stagnation of organs like the gall bladder and the pancreas—causing diabetes and gallstones—and leads the way to all forms of degenerative disease.

Normal HCl is nature’s true antiseptic, which is clearly demonstrated in the difference between HCl in a dog and man. Normal gastric juice is far stronger in dogs. Unlike humans, healthy dogs can eat septic meat and if its stomach is opened one half hour later, the foul, odorous meat will be found sterile. This shows the power of HCl in the process of digestion and health.

With sufficient and normal HCl, all waste acids along with fermentation disappear. It follows that all "heartburn" and gastritis are symptoms of low HCl—not high acid as the pharmaceutical sales pitches claim.

When antacids are taken, the contents of the stomach become alkaline. This masks the symptoms of the fermentation process, but at the same time the putrefactive (rot) processes are present in the stomach. Excess alkalinity promotes putrefaction and tends to diminish HCl. HCl deficiency is a large factor in the etiology of degenerative disease.

The crime of alkalizing the stomach runs deeper. The epidemic of cancer may be directly related. But the antacid people have a ruse called confusion of cause and effect. This is only one more example of the system, which we call benevolent totalitarianism—manipulating the people against their best interest with sales propaganda.

Absurd Vaccine Marketing—Cervical Cancer Vaccinations for Boys

Can anyone imagine a drug company marketing a drug for boys designed for a body part they do not have? This can’t be anything but profit motivated—and a new low in pharmaceutical amorality.

A cervical cancer vaccination for girls is a hoax, let alone for boys. This really sounds like a joke and it really is—except that millions of people will do it.

Immunization? Why do they call it immunization when one out of every 100 children vaccinated develops autism, one in six is learning disabled and one in nine gets vaccination-related asthma?

Twenty-eight states including Florida, Massachusetts and New York allow parents to opt out of required vaccinations for medical or religious reasons. Twenty others, such as California, Texas, Pennsylvania and Ohio, also permit parents to give personal or philosophical reasons. Mississippi and West Virginia allow exemptions only for medical reasons, according to the Associated Press.