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‘Innovations that will make the human race thrive on Earth, saving its finite resources from extinction, are something we should embrace without a second thought.

We get our food from plants and animals. As we grow in numbers, so too does the global demand for food. Currently, activists are fighting the spread of Genetically Modified Food (GMO). The argument for GMO proponents has been that the world is running out of its resources, and hence, we need to find ways and means to sustain us. According to them, GMOs will ensure that we maintain our food production level. This argument might sound convincing on first hearing, however, deeper probing of GMOs has revealed that the harm it causes far outweighs the good it does.’

Read more: Desert Farm Grows 17,000 Tons Of Food Without Soil, Pesticides, Fossil Fuels Or Groundwater

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‘According to the UN report, compiled in coordination with the Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics, total opium poppy production amounted to 4,800 metric tons in 2016, with rising production triggered in part by a 91% decrease in eradication efforts, due to the poor security situation on the ground and a lack of specialized funding and logistics.

Following the US-UK and NATO invasion in 2001, Afghanistan has grown to become the source of over 90% of the world’s heroin.’

Read more: Anarchy is Good for Business: Afghani Opium Production Jumps 43%

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When you are willing to pay for global warming “research” that has a predetermined outcome, all you do is open the door for fraud.

Universities typically received about 50 percent of the money their researchers get in public funds if their investigations find positive results, making them deeply dependent upon federal funding and likely to encourage studies that will come to conclusions the government wants.


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Look closely at Buzz Aldrin’s Apollo 11 spacesuit, and you’ll see your reflection in gold. That’s just one of the surprising uses of the precious metal in the 20th and 21st centuries. Especially after the space age brought advances in electronics, satellite communications and other crucial technologies for today’s world, gold took on more uses than in just jewellery, finance and dentistry.


Back in the 1800s, gold fillings started to be used in dentistry for cavities, after long being used as a store of value and object of admiration in gold bars and rings. With the growth of microelectronics later in the 1900s, gold took on a whole new range of applications as a crucial component in thin film circuits. Long known for its malleability–the ability of a metal to be bent without breaking–gold continues to be used in thin film electronics. Unlike copper, gold doesn’t tarnish when exposed to humid air or chemicals typically found in the environment like oxygen and carbon dioxide.


Another factor justifying gold’s use in the computer industry is that it is unaffected by water and acids used in etching microelectronic circuits. While other conductive metals would dissolve in etches used to fabricate CPUs, gold–like platinum–only dissolves in a specific solution called aqua regia, formed from hydrochloric acid and nitric acid, rather than the typical solutions used to etch CPU chips like hydrochloric acid alone.


According to this graphic by Rosland Capital, 45% of the world’s gold goes to technological or industrial applications, and a cell phone even contains about $0.50 worth of the precious metal. Only 10% goes to investment and finance, including ETFs like State Street Global Advisors’ GLD. Ever since the debut of this ETF in 2004, gold-based financial products have arisen along with ETFs tracking oil and other tradable assets that investors can buy for exposure to their underlying markets. While these can be used to hedge for specific events, there are also IRAs based on gold for anyone who shares a long term bullish outlook on the metal.


The other 45% of supply can be looked at in two ways: the investment side of collecting jewelry for its precious metal content, and the more subjective side of prizing a ring or other item for its qualitative factors that couldn’t be measured in economic terms.



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‘Over 1,000 people have reportedly died as a result of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti just six-and-a-half years after a devastating earthquake which killed hundreds of thousands.

In addition to the deaths, injuries and physical destruction there is concern that an outbreak of cholera could erupt as did in the post-earthquake situation of 2010.

Today’s relief efforts surrounding the destruction in the country should be viewed within the same context as the military history of European and United States interventions. Haiti was born during the late 18th and early 19th centuries through a war of national liberation mainly in opposition to France but also included battles fought against Spain and Britain.

On October 15 the director of the U.S. Southern Command Admiral Kurt Tidd indicated that the Pentagon’s role in the relief operations in Haiti would conclude in a few days. He said the main task involved delivering hundreds of thousands of pounds of rice and medical supplies.’

Read more: Haiti Relief Efforts Fail to Address Mounting Humanitarian Crisis. What Happens to the Money?

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The hits for Deutsche Bank just keep on coming. One day after a report that the German lender has imposed a hiring freeze in the latest bid to reassure investors that it has expenses under control and is stemming the outflow of cash, moments ago Reuters reported that Deutsche Bank’s finance chief told his staff that job cuts at the bank could be double that planned, a step that could remove 10,000 further employees.

Such cuts would likely take many years but setting such a goal could reassure investors that the bank is determined to tackle costs that sources said the European Central Bank sees as bloated. Unless, of course, they are forced to cut much faster. If 10,000 job losses were ultimately to follow the 9,000 announced by management in October 2015, roughly one in five of the bank’s workforce around the globe would be affected.

“Schenck said that the bank would need to cut another 10,000 staff to bring down costs,” said a person who attended the meeting with the chief financial officer cited by Reuters. Although no such decision has yet been taken, Marcus Schenck’s remarks, at an internal meeting, signal the lender is considering further significant cost cuts, as it faces a multi-billion-euro fine and a crisis of confidence among investors.


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‘Those people who have any doubts about where the narrative is headed for global economic stability simply have not been paying attention lately.

As I pointed out in my pre-Brexit referendum article, “Brexit: Global Trigger Event, Fake Out Or Something Else? “the story being scripted by the globalists is one of the “failures and crimes” of conservative movements. I predicted that the Brexit would pass based on this language used by international financiers and elites leading up to the vote.

The vast majority of analysts in the mainstream and in the alternative media refused to acknowledge the possibility that a successful Brexit actually works in FAVOR of the globalists, because it provides them a perfect scapegoat for a financial crisis that has been broiling for years and is now ready to burst into flames.’

Read more: Global Elites Are Getting Ready To Blame You For The Coming Financial Crash

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‘Beijing and Damascus have agreed that the Chinese military will provide humanitarian aid to Syria, a high-ranking People’s Liberation Army officer said, adding that the training of Syrian personnel by Chinese instructors has also been discussed.

Director of the Office for International Military Cooperation of China’s Central Military Commission, Guan Youfei, arrived in Damascus on Tuesday for talks with Syrian Defense Minister Fahad Jassim al-Freij, Chinese Xinhua news agency reported.

During the negotiation, Guan noted China’s consistent diplomatic efforts to find a political solution to the Syrian crisis, adding that Beijing is now seeking closer military ties with Damascus.’

Read more: China ‘to provide aid, enhance military training’ in Syria – top army official

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As the Free Thought Project reported Thursday, the most prominent bank in Germany is at risk of failure, with potentially profound effects for the EU, the United States and likely the rest of the world. This risk of failure has now gotten so threatening that a number of funds that clear derivatives trades with Deutsche Bank AG have withdrawn excess cash and positions held at the lender, according to Bloomberg.

While the vast majority of the bank’s more than 200 derivatives-clearing clients have made no changes, the hedge funds run on cash highlights serious concern. The paranoia of an imminent collapse spread to the US on Thursday as 10 hedge funds that are Deutsche Bank clients have decided to withdraw cash and listed derivatives positions from the bank, according to a Bloomberg News report.

Millennium Partners, Capula Investment Management and Rokos Capital Management are among about 10 hedge funds that have cut their exposure, said a person familiar with the situation who declined to be identified talking about confidential client matters.

The hedge funds use Deutsche Bank to clear their listed derivatives transactions because they are not members of clearinghouses. Millennium, Capula and Rokos declined to comment when contacted by phone or e-mail.


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‘While the US media follows the red herring of this legislative drama which is Saudi Arabia, the real point of this bill – and why President Obama is so vehemently opposing it – is going completely unnoticed.

If any case was brought to court by 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia for ‘state-sponsored terror’ regarding the attacks in New York City on September 11, 2001, the court would find there is no real forensic case proving Saudi involvement in this event. Other problems will crop up too. For starters, at least 7 of alleged hijackers were actually found to be alive after their faces were plastered on US TV screens after 9/11. ‘

Read more: What’s Really Behind the Senate’s Override of Obama Veto of Saudi 9/11 Lawsuit Bill?

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With Deutsche Bank mercifully missing from overnight headlines for the first day in almost two weeks, it is time to bring attention to Germany’s second largest bank which, as we first reported earlier in the week citing a Handelsblatt leak, confirmed it is also going through a historic rough patch. This morning, Commerzbank said it plans a wide-ranging business restructuring that includes scrapping the bank’s dividend for the rest of the year, terminating nearly 10,000 jobs – roughly 20% of its workforce – and merging two large units.

“The focus on the core business, with some business activities being discontinued, and the digitalization and automation of workflows will lead to staff reductions amounting to around 9,600 full-time positions,” Germany’s second-largest lender said.

The plan, according to the WSJ, is a strong sign new Chief Executive Martin Zielke is determined to shrink the partially state-owned bank amid a protracted period of ultra-low or negative interest rates and weak client demand.


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Since 2008, I’ve been warning Natural News readers about the inevitable, mathematically unavoidable global debt collapse. For the last eight years, crooked politicians and criminal banksters have been “kicking the can down the road” with endless money printing and currency debasement. Now, it appears, we’ve all run out of road.

Deutche Bank now stands on the verge of financial collapse. Under the delusional, idiotic policies of Angela Merkel — which are only exceeded by the idiotic policies of Barack Obama — Deutche Bank has vastly expanded its leveraged debt to the point of fiscal lunacy. Now, as Market-Ticker.org explains, the derivates debt exposure from Deutche Bank is greater than all the assets in the entire nation of Germany:

If you think Germany can bail out Deutsche Bank you’re delusional. Their total derivative exposure grossly exceeds the entire net value of everything in Germany! Not just the government’s resources, all private resources as well! In other words even if the government wanted to bail them out, even if they’d survive bailing them out politically they can’t, even if they attempted to confiscate everything of value within the nation.

Should Deutche Bank collapse, the debt exposure from other banks that have purchased debt instruments from Deutche will be catastrophic… and the collapse will ripple through the banking system like a raging firestorm burning through deadwood. Watch the amazing film “The Big Short” to get a TINY taste of what’s to come… (the derivatives debt collapse will absolutely dwarf the subprime mortgage collapse.)

What things have real value? Some of my favorites include:

Physical gold and silver, farm land, EMP-proof tractors, firearms, ammunition, medical supplies, first aid kits, storable food supplies, quality hand tools, garden seeds, water filters, livestock (like backyard chickens), diesel fuel, etc. Download my complete list of suggested survival supplies with The Coming Collapse survival report.

Things that WON’T have value in a post-collapse apocalyptic scenario include:

Your stupid iPhone 7. Your idiotic fashion jeans. Your brand name purse. Your impressive new luxury sedan. Your fashion sunglasses. Your new big screen TV. Your politically correct Starbucks crappuccino.

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‘Author Charles Dickens’ classic, A Tale of Two Cities, begins this way: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness … .”

According to one stock market analytical firm, GMO, today’s market behavior resembles Dickens’ book, which was published in 1859 and was set during the time of the French Revolution some seven decades earlier.

As the firm noted, in recent days much of the investing and financial world was focused on a meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, attended by Federal Reserve chairperson Janet Yellen. But GMO analysts were watching other things and events happening in the market.’

Read more: The stock market is 70% overvalued … crash now inevitable

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‘As if following a script or some explicit stage direction, the narrative of racism and division is being pushed by mainstream media, and the idea of an American race war is edging further into public consciousness. No one among the ranks of the citizenry stands to gain anything at all from a blood bath between blacks and whites, but here in 2016, we suddenly find ourselves on the precipice of such an apocalyptic clash.

In 2013 James Casbolt, aka Michael Prince, a self-proclaimed Rothschild family insider explained to Kerry Cassidy of Project Camelot how the world political elite were planning to catalyze a race war in America as part of a conspiracy to advance the agenda of depopulation, to destroy the black race, to further destabilize the nation, and to create the conditions necessary for martial law in the U.S.’

Read more: In 2013 a Rothschild Insider Warned of an Elite Planned Race War in America

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