An appeal to sensibility

Sat, Jan 16, 2016 - 6:20am

They boy who cried “Wolf!”

A shepherd-boy, who watched a flock of sheep near a village, brought out the villagers three or four times by crying out, "Wolf! Wolf!" and when his neighbors came to help him, laughed at them for their pains. The Wolf, however, did truly come at last. The Shepherd-boy, now really alarmed, shouted in an agony of terror: "Pray, do come and help me; the Wolf is killing the sheep"; but no one paid any heed to his cries, nor rendered any assistance. The Wolf, having no cause of fear, at his leisure lacerated or destroyed the whole flock. There is no believing a liar, even when he speaks the truth.

I hate to be that boy, but I see a couple of differences with the fable. First, I am not chortling at anyone’s panic when I have warned of crashes in the past—crashes that did not manifest for two simple reasons I explain below. Second, the fable warns of more than just believing liars. The “moral” was probably added by an “editor” years after Aesop’s death—you see, real literary artists never explain their work, and real literary art is always deeper than the first glance would tell ). The fable also warns the villagers to not dismiss “wolf” cries flippantly. The adults of that community lost their flock, not the boy! And I need not mention that the town should have fired the boy after the first incident, or that one shouldn't hire a liar to guard your wealth.*

A number of you, my friends and relatives, read these posts and appreciate them. Others skip them, and still others chide me about my “fearfulness.” But if you will take time to view the charts below and ask yourself, “What happens next?” perhaps you will appreciate my warning. In what follows I hope to convince you that the economy is precariously balanced and the prudent are taking action.

The United States experiences a substantial market crash every seven years (Link). This “phenomenon” is well known by investors who make big plans to profit with short-selling (pros borrowing your stock shares from your brokerage, selling them, and buying the shares back cheaper as prices fall, returning the shares to the broker and pocketing the difference). The markets send warning signals in the Fall and take most of a year to complete their correction. It has been seven years since the last crash. We have had quite a bit of turmoil in late 2015 and things are looking downright dismal as we enter 2016. A full-on crash is due.

If you have kept your savings in mutual funds that track these markets from 2012 through 2014, you have earned gains of 15%, 24% & 19% in those years respectively. Good job! See how bullish the chart at right looks:

Note that the 100 day and 200 day “moving average” lines in the S&P index have risen in parallel nicely without crossing, indicating a stable uptrend. Life has been good. But you know that this “recovery” isn’t what we had all hoped. Companies have continued layoffs, jobs are created in service industries and lost in manufacturing, private income is falling, rents are rising while home ownership rates decline, new car sales are more reliant on easy credit than ever, and the S&P has become increasingly dependent on a handful of key companies that have done well.

The 2015 chart tells a different story.

I have circled eight market tops in the past year. Stocks just cannot seem to move any higher and we are just a few points shy of breaking below the lows of August. Each dip in stock prices throughout the year ends with a sharp reversal (I explain why below). Even the mini-crash in August was stopped and eventually prices were pushed back up toward the highs. But for the year 2015, you lost 1%.

As for 2016 (fair right end of the chart) you are down 7% and over 10% from your eight market tops last year.

Notice the 100 day and 200 day “moving average” lines. They crossed on Sept 18! This is known as the “death cross” (Link). The trend officially changed from bullish to bearish. You can see the topping out and fluctuations in the chart over the past year. I suspect 2016 will be looking a lot more like 2008--and you really just want to forget how bad that chart looked.

Here is the big picture, 4-year S&P chart:

The steady rise is over. The computer algos that trade these markets watch these things closely and are shifting their strategies in response. Wall Street jargon has even changed. Since 2012, the investing mantra has been “BTFD (Buy the Fucking Dip). Every time stocks have pulled back, the trading blogs resound with “BTFD.” Since September, professional traders are saying “STFR” (Sell the Fucking Rally). Now, every time stocks move higher, the pros sell short. These investing pros do not set the trend, they follow it … and the trend has changed, obvious in the overall chart:

So why have previous crashes stopped and reversed for the past 4 years? Because the economy is strong as our fine president has asserted? Because mutual fund investors see the dips as a big buying opportunity? No. The answer is twofold:

  • The intervention of the PPT
  • The polemics of the MSM.

First, our government, in 1987 intervened in the crashing markets. They became the buyer of last resort to halt the crash. They stopped the plunge in stock prices. What the Reagan administration instituted is called Working Group on Financial Markets, an office whose duty is to intervene in financial markets to prevent crashes (Link). They are now affectionately called the Plunge Protection Team (PPT). The Federal Reserve and our government provide all the money needed to complete their task. In fact, the PPT probably makes money since they control market direction. As the decades have passed since 1987, their methods have become more sophisticated and effective; they have staved off multiple mini-crashes and helped us recover from some large ones. But they cannot do it all alone, they have help.

That help comes from our mainstream media (MSM) who provides the news that will keep investors calm. They immediately pass along leaks from Federal Reserve chairs and FED committee members (You really should read this Link). Overall, they set the tone of the financial news: “Don’t panic, markets fluctuate.” They frame the news to suit an agenda (Link). Sometimes they respond to big stories with silence. From my view, with a PhD in Rhetoric, much of the financial news today consists of sophistry, propaganda, polemics--and even lies, intended to keep people invested in the right products. Such financial products typically help Wall Street profit while giving us just enough earnings to make it worth our while… during normal times. And “not panicking” during normal times is good advice also. But keep in mind that media analysts work for others. They look beautiful and they read scripts. Those who write the scripts have a vested interest in the general public not panicking and selling all their holdings. Just last week, a Yahoo Business news article declared that the recent stock sell off is happening in a “parallel universe.” In other words, “Pay no attention to the markets—all is well, the crash will not affect YOU” Since when are American stocks a parallel universe? This article goes beyond just setting an agenda (Link).

But periodic corrections are good for the markets. They wash out the weak and punish those to take on way too much risk.

Today, even the MSM is forced to recognize the problems in markets, though they still blame it on “global concerns” or “headwinds” suggesting the US is solid. Please do not fall for their sophistry.

I recall the crash in 2008. I was unable to log onto my retirement account to move from a mutual fund into cash—the TIAA-CREF server was overwhelmed and not working; the phone lines were constantly busy. I sat there at my desk totally frustrated and threw in the towel. I lost 30% by the next morning.

Nobody understood the depth of the problem in 2008. The extreme measures used to stabilize markets had not been approved. And nobody had a clue that the FED would implement Quantitative Easing as a “life support” system (Q.E. – the FED printing money and buying all the bad mortgages from banks at full value). Any claims from family brokers, analysts, and the media were completely fabricated and not based on knowledge of the situation. The financial markets had broken and still have not been repaired. Our Treasury secretary Hank Paulson reported that he was having panic attacks as he persuaded Congress to pass TARP to bail out Wall Street. Within weeks, AIG had failed, Fannie & Freddie had been bailed out, and Wall Street was bailed out. THAT, my firend, was no correction.

I have oversimplified the situation here to highlight some realities. Actually, there are lots of wolves out there—a whole pack of them. The ground under our feet has shifted: Laws about finances have been changed (Link). Central banks are printing money hand over fist to protect their currencies and keep markets stable (Link ). A genuine currency war is in progress (Link). Government and private debt is larger than ever (Link). And bankers have flooded the world with extremely risky financial products that few people understand (Credit Default Swaps, for one Link)—financial products that will melt down our system within a few hours if certain price thresholds are breached, like $30 per barrel oil (currently at $31).

If you have a good broker, she has already told you to move out of stocks and into other investments. Many hedge funds have closed down, returning client monies, saying “we can no longer be confident in a good return; the markets have changed and our trading models no longer work.” Link

Remember the adage: “Buy low and sell high!” Why not sell your hard-earned pensions, retirement funds, and savings out of these bank-controlled and crumbling markets now, selling while they are near all-time highs? The pros are leaving. Why are you staying? The markets are still high. This is a good time to sell. Looking at those charts, can you justify staying in you mutual funds?

But Jerome, what can I invest in that is low?

Take your savings and pay off debt—especially higher interest debt. This year’s markets are losing, whil you could be saving. How about your own home? Why not pay it off with your retirement money, if you are able? In my case, it will put our $920 house payment back in our pocket. Yes we give up a $9000 tax deduction (which translates to a $1400 tax savings). But we save $11,000 per year. A “no brainer!” I’ll take the $11,000 savings over the $1400. People! Do the math. Stop giving the banks so much money in interest payments—the tax deductions come nowhere near making up for it.

What can you own that does not change as markets collapse? What kinds of investments do you understand best? What investment is out there that does not depend on some other company or country to stay solvent? Land? Rental homes? Antiques? Classic collectibles? Art? Cattle? Invest in something you understand and trust.

When you investment depends on another to remain solvent, this is called counterparty risk. Even cash has counterparty risk embedded in the economy of the government that prints it, not to mention stocks, bonds and paper documents. Invest in things that are real, that do not depend on another's financial stability.

I also invest in the SGDM fund with my retirement account. Its price is low right now. The fund specializes in gold and silver mining companies, balancing its holdings each year, weeding out weaker companies and expanding holdings of strong ones. But since it is a ETF fund, based on stocks, it has risk. While its recent track record looks weak as markets have fallen, keep in mind, buy low, sell high.

Actually, gold is probably as low as it will ever be again. You can buy it now cheaper than mines are able to dig it up and refine it. It could go lower, pushed down by fearful investors and bank trading desks that want to keep its price unattractive. But gold will return to its mining cost and higher, and those mining costs will not be getting cheaper. Some very wise and wealthy people are recommending and putting 10-30% of holdings into gold.

But Jerome, you can’t eat gold!

And I say, “You can’t eat stocks & bonds … all must be converted to a common currency.” I can convert a one ounce gold bar to cash in hand in 15 minutes. Ten ounces gets me a check in hand that I take downtown to the bank—45 minutes for cash.

But Jerome, gold is just a pet rock, a barbarous relic.

And I say, “Tell that specious propaganda to the Chinese, Russians, Indonesians, Africans, Indians, Mid- easterners—two thirds of the world’s population.” They save in gold. China has just bought a very large gold vault in London to facilitate their buying from the world’s oldest gold market (Link).

But Jerome, keeping gold at home invites thieves.

And I say, “Don’t keep it at home. There are reputable precious metal storage companies that have international offices and offer the ability to transfer holdings out of the country. Or, don’t tell anyone you have it hidden at home. Don’t breathe a word. Hide your ounces in a steel bucket of bolts, nails, and other pieces of metal junk and stick it in the corner of your garage or workroom. Be creative. Besides, thieves normally look for cash, jewelry, and guns.”

If you are willing to take on a bit more risk and invest in a commodity that has a very large upside potential, buy some silver--coins, bars, doesn't matter. Just make sure it is from a reputable mint or dealer. Avoid sterling jewelry or tableware--its buy price is higher due to artistic value, but its sell price is only 75% of the price of coins and bars.

Remember, buy low, sell high.

But Jerome, everything will be fine; it has always recovered in the past. 

And I say, “I hope you are right, I pray you are right, but geo-political events, changes in the markets, and changes in banking laws demonstrate that it really may be different this time. Nobody knows what will happen, but Wall Street and our governments have prepared for the worst. Have you? What is the old saying? Prepare for the worst and hope for the best.”

But Jerome, you are not a licensed securities adviser!

True, and I can give no professional advice. But i do have some common sense to contribute: Buy low, sell high. My suggestions are just there to prompt you to think. Don’t do anything that you are not comfortable doing.

Personally, we are selling some real estate investments while the price is solid, paying off debt, trying to get totally out by summer, buying a little gold, and trying to enjoy life in the meantime. We are not panicking, simply taking reasonable actions to protect ourselves. My eyes are wide open. At best I expect some rather large changes incrementally forced upon us beginning in 2016. At worst, we are staring at another great depression. go ask your grandparents about that! Ask them what they wish they had done to prepare for it. Alas, mine are gone, but it changed them into very practical people.

Remaining in Wall Street managed mutual funds is riskier than it has ever been. If you stay in your mutual funds, the thieves of Wall Street have easy access to your wealth.

So here I am today crying “WOLF!”

There really is one out there. And if the PPT and MSM are not up to the task of saving the markets, we WILL be feeling his bite. Banks will fail. Currencies will inflate Zimbabwe style. Our sheep will be carried off in the night. And since they never repaired the problems that caused the last crash, since there was no washout, since there was no real correction, this time will be even rougher.

Do not panic, but stay awake, be watchful, take precautions.

The wolf is out there circling, slowly and steadily. Your shepherd is being as honest as he can. Don’t be a skeptical villager that loses all.

* additions inspired by G-Rod... there are many possible moral to this story that warn of doing business with sociopaths.

About the Author


Jan 16, 2016 - 6:54am

Bloody Hell Another 1st

For Dr. J

What a way to start the day with a nice cuppa and a Dr. now you know I'm gonna have a great and healthy day. Keep Stacking

Now to read.

Awesome Dr.J I will be sending this essay out to friends of mine, then maybe just maybe they'll get the drift of what's happening.

Jan 16, 2016 - 6:58am


I hope it helps. I have tried not to get too technical and complex. My stepmother told me she liked it. Now if she will only convince my dad and herself to buy some gold, I'll be very satisfied.

gold slut
Jan 16, 2016 - 8:03am


Number three, me, just an ordinary boy from the slums of Old London Town! Living the TFMR dream!

Jan 16, 2016 - 8:06am

Far from the boy who cried wolf

I think stackers are closer to Cassandra, who had a vision of catastrophe to come but was doomed to watch it unfold powerless to stop it as nobody believed her warnings.

gold slut
Jan 16, 2016 - 8:37am

Well done Dr J...

This is another outstanding article. Its jargon-free, down to earth style is exactly the kind I was looking for when I started the 'awakening from the Matrix' process some years ago. I have not looked back from that time and you never know, you may have helped to awaken some ordinary Joe or Jane out there today! Oh, and good luck enlightening your Dad!

Jan 16, 2016 - 10:37am

Great synopsis

And I have forwarded to my family and friends.

4 oz
Jan 16, 2016 - 10:42am


Bill Wixey's photo.

Jan 16, 2016 - 11:14am

DR J - Outstanding

Thank you for your awesome article today. I will share with family and friends. 

@Barfly - I also like the Cassandra comparison as well. 

@Goldslut - well stated!

Jan 16, 2016 - 12:08pm


Yes, the Cassandra comparison is very accurate. I'll have to read Bullfinch's myths again.

Jan 16, 2016 - 1:33pm


If your back from/ recovered from your Birthday Bash, may I suggest that this be made a public thread. Rather than cutting and pasting, we could send a link to those we are trying to enlighten.

It also gives them a chance to read the comments and maybe learn about ... other things.

Jan 16, 2016 - 3:14pm


I think it is public already--at least that is how I understand my postings to be.

Jan 16, 2016 - 3:40pm

The boy who smelled land?

The Cabin Boy's Legacy

In which we begin to see things the other way around.

[Excerpted from “Smelling Land” by David Sanborn Scott]

“I no longer stroll a tidal shore without thinking of the cabin boy. Without wondering about his fate and why that fate was to be swinging by his neck, from a yardarm, dead, when the British fleet struck the Isles of Scilly.

It is told that when the fleet was still some distance off the islands, a cabin boy came to the admiral’s stateroom to say, ‘Sir, I smell land. I think we should heave-to until the fog clears.’ Advice from a cabin boy to an admiral of the Royal Navy was neither expected nor welcome – especially not in 1707, and especially not to Admiral Cloudesley Shovell. The boy was reprimanded and sent away. Yet he must have gone on deck for another whiff, because soon he was back at the admiral’s door, no doubt apprehensive, but not enough to stop him repeating his warning: ‘Sir, I smell land. I think we should put about.’ And that is why he was swinging from the yardarm when the fleet crunched ashore on the land he had been smelling.

It’s an interesting tale of the era. But for me the intriguing part of this story is the question: What was the cabin boy smelling when he said he was smelling land? He was smelling life. Life in the intertidal zone, that marvellous jumble of seaweed and kelp, crabs and mollusks—all of whom make their home between the high and low watermark of tidal coasts. The cabin boy lived his life on the sea—in those days cabin boys were seldom allowed ashore even when in harbor—so a whiff of damp seaweed was a whiff of land. Yet what he was smelling, of course, is exactly what we smell when we say we are smelling the sea.

The cabin boy was correct, but his was unconventional whiffery.

So for me, ‘smelling land’ became a metaphor for seeing things the other way around. Sometimes smelling land is just raw fun. Sometimes it brings the exquisite and lonely joy of stumbling upon a new insight. Sometimes smelling land is helpful. And sometimes it is essential if a problem is to be resolved or an opportunity captured.

Taken as a parable, smelling land also warns of immediate dangers to the smellers, at least if they dare speak of what they have smelled, or worse, of the implications. Fortunately in modern times, at least in most places, the penalties have been reduced. We no longer swing people from yardarms. People may lose jobs, or promotions or the warm feeling of being taken seriously. Academics certainly lose research grants. Smellers-of-land on the corporate ladder are shunted off to staff positions—thought safe on the flanks, but dangerous to corporate stability when in positions of line responsibility.

The parable also warns of longer-term dangers to ships of state, corporations, or large institutions should they discourage the whiffers or trivialize what they say. And if we want to understand how civilization’s energy system is evolving, if we want to avoid dangers and capture opportunities—because the system and its future are rich in both—smelling land is essential.”

Jan 16, 2016 - 4:52pm

Thank you Dr J

Really well written, and a great summary of where we are - I agree. Great emergency podcast too, that was a damn good listen.

Jan 16, 2016 - 5:30pm

The Village

Made the critical error of assigning a liar to the position of guarding the villages wealth.

They should have sacked him after the first deliberate false alarm.

The moral of this story is don't trust liars with guarding your wealth.

Stack on.

Jan 16, 2016 - 7:11pm

Great job...

Thank you Dr Jerome. And thanks for the podcast too, that was fun. :)

Jan 16, 2016 - 8:18pm


I suppose that means the govt and banks...

Jan 16, 2016 - 9:39pm

Very Well Done Dr. J

Fun to read and spot on.

Jan 16, 2016 - 11:11pm

Dr Jerome

I always read your writings and enjoy them. Thank you!

Fred Hayek
Jan 17, 2016 - 12:00am

Much better than I did, Dr. J

The following is an actual email message, with one local coin store's name taken out, that I sent to some of my relatives after having a brief discussion about the stock market last Sunday. The title of this message was: Don't Just Sit There and Take it.

I didn't want to get into it about the economy and the stock market any more than I already did on Sunday, but please don't just sit there and get smashed like in 2000 and 2008. 

I could give you links to hundreds of articles from sharp men and women about how bad the economy really is and why whatever you have in the stock market is going to be cut in half. Here are just a few:

This first one is from David Stockman. He's a very sharp guy and, I think, a pretty straight shooter. He says that the Wall Street casino should be avoided at all costs. Please read this:

This next article notes that U.S. rail freight shipments are collapsing. Is there any way that the economy can do well if suddenly very little is being shipped by rail? The short answer is no.

If you want to look at international trade, then a similar barometer is the "baltic dry index" which is a measure of how much international freight shipping is going on. How is that doing? As the article below notes, it's at an ALL TIME LOW. Lower than 2008-2009. Is there any way that international business can do well if (comparatively) nothing is being shipped from nation to nation? The short answer is no:

The next article says that things aren't quite as bad as the previous article says but that they are still *extremely* bad:

And this article notes how, in the movie The Big Short (and in the book) the big banks cheated everyone betting against mortgage backed bonds until they, the big banks had the same bet. Even while mortgages were turning to complete merde in 2006 and early 2007, the big banks were officially giving undiminished prices to the bonds made up of those mortgages that had all turned to shit. How can something be made of stuff revealed as crap but not lose any value? The banks were rigging the value of the bonds until they could all get down bets against the bonds.

Right now, owning gold and silver is almost exactly like being one of the guys in The Big Short in 2007. The game has been rigged against your investment but the dam is about to break. 

Please, don't just sit there and take it like most everyone did in 2000 and 2008. The stock market is going down. There will be up days. Some of the biggest single day rallies in Wall Street history were in 2008 in the middle of the market value being cut in half. But, as the last article, at the link below, notes, all of a sudden, the big banks are saying bad things about the stock market? What do you think that means? IMHO, it means they've made their bets that it will collapse and are now willing to tell the truth instead of cheerleading to get people to invest in a ludicrously overpriced market:

There is going to be one investment that will come out of this not diminished but worth much more and that will be gold and silver. Below are links to four different places on line where you can buy gold or silver. (Or you could go to ***local coin store*** but they're more expensive) I would recommend buying Silver Eagle one ounce coins, Silver Maple one ounce coins or Silver Buffalo one ounce rounds. Do not buy larger weight bars or coins. It's not as good a choice:

I have bought from all of them and had nothing but good experiences. I get NOTHING out of this. I don't get a referral bonus or anything like that. Please just take 2% of what you have in stocks and convert it into silver coins. Don't sit there and take what's coming.

J Siefert
Jan 17, 2016 - 1:41am

Good Youtube of Jef. B. & Bo P.

Bo Polny expects a "3rd event" (maybe a 911-like equivalent?) for October this year prior to a major gold move and a biblical stock crash.

Jan 17, 2016 - 3:05am


Dr J, I normally lurk, but again your writing draws me to respond.

Star Trek DS9, Garak and the lesson on the boy who cried wolf

Pulp Fiction, Mr Wolf

Even though both characters are fictional (Garak & Mr Wolf), they are most likely based on real people (psychopaths). We here at TFMR have come to realize and recognize that this type of persons are now in control of every major institution (wall st & government), unfortunately the general public does not see this (yet). As you point out in this post, the best thing is to prepare for what will eventually come. Since I hate to post without bringing something positive to the table I will add this.

Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown - The Wayside Live

Jan 17, 2016 - 4:29am

Hi Dr Jerome

Yes indeed.

As a community we have abrogated responsibility for our wealth to those in Authority.

As individuals we have the opportunity to take responsibility for our wealth.

Thanks for the article.

Cheers G-Rod

Safety Dan
Jan 17, 2016 - 9:32am

Very Interesting Wolf..

Great job Dr. Jerome. Many of us continue to warn others of the coming boom.. without success.. 

Here's an interesting update from what happened on Friday.. Found it on the ZH link..


It went under the radar on Friday due to the market rout that these bastards are insuring that we will pay out the nose or sit in the dark in the future. I get that we have to protect habitat for animals and do things right but we all know that they don't give a shit about that.

"US President Barack Obama announced Friday his administration has placed a moratorium on new leases for coal mined from federal lands as part of a sweeping review on the government’s management of vast amounts of taxpayer-owned coal throughout the West." “President Obama has taken a major step to move us away from coal and accelerate the transition to clean, renewable energy, and we applaud his leadership,” Greenpeace Executive Director Annie Leonard said.

7055955 Ms No

Safety Dan
Jan 17, 2016 - 9:46am

Ormus: White Powder Gold

New State of Matter!

Hudson was in a strange position. He had access to large amounts of highly prized metals that were worth even more than gold, yet they would not test positive with known instruments. Fortunately for Hudson, a small company making rhodium fuel cells was familiar with the analytical anomalies of rhodium -- especially when it was reduced to very small clusters. They bought Hudson's refined "problem stuff" at $10,000 an ounce.

The company told Hudson that the fuel cells worked perfectly and that when the spent rhodium was removed it tested positive for rhodium with their instruments. They encouraged Hudson to get a patent on the production of this weird material.

In doing research for the patent application, Hudson learned that his material was mono-atomic, meaning that it existed as single, solitary atoms. The chemical and electrical properties of mono-atoms in the so-called platinum group [above, pink] of elements are different enough to consider them a fourth state of matter (Maybe even a fifth if you consider plasma as a separate state).

"Divide and subdivide a solid and the traits of its solidity fade away one by one, like the features of the Cheshire Cat, to be replaced by characteristics that are not those of liquids or gases. They belong instead to a new phase of matter, the micro-cluster. Micro-clusters consist of tiny aggregates comprising from two to several hundred atoms. They pose questions that lie at the heart of solid state physics and chemistry, and the related field of material science. How small must an aggregate of particles become before the character of the substance they once formed is lost? How might the atoms reconfigure if freed from the influence of the matter that surrounds them? If the substance is a metal, how small must this cluster of atoms be to avoid the characteristic sharing of free electrons that underlies conductivity?" -- Scientific American, December 1989

Hudson described this new state of matter, one where the electrons in the outer shell were inaccesible, as Orbitally Rearranged Monatomic Elements (ORME). For other reasons I will discuss it has also become known as ORMUS.....


Edible Superconductors and Manna

One might assume that this kind of a discovery would be the subject of scientific research. But contrary to reason, there is very little published data on this topic. Yes, mono-atomic elements do exist in nature and, yes, certain elements in the platinum group do acquire fast-spin nuclei and their electrons do prevent them from chemical and electrical bonding. That much is known, yet it isn't on the periodic table of elements and it's not taught in university level physics.

"The discovery of monatomic elements has so far recieved little mainstream attention, but is expected to become an important subject in the future." [9]

Information about mono-atomic matter seems to have somehow gone off the radar, not unlike studies of zero-point energy, UFO propulsion and life extension. It is called "exotic physics" by the scientific community. We know that somewhere, someone is learning how to exploit this discovery, or perhaps they have already, but no reputable scientists will risk their reputations by taking a position on ORME or ORMUS.

The matter was further complicated by Hudson himself. Along his interesting journey discovering mono-atomic superconductivity, he became aware of ancient alchemical descriptions of white powder gold. He was convinced that mono-atomic gold was the philosopher's stone and that it was the Biblical "manna" that sustained the Jews in their exile from Egypt.

" of the things I came across immediately was the Melchizedek priesthood and the white powder of gold associated with the Melchizedek priesthood. So I went to Rabbi Plotkin at Temple Beth Israel in Phoenix, and I asked the Rabbi, who is one of the most knowledgeable rabbis in Arizona, I said, "Rabbi, have you ever heard of the white powder of gold?", and he said, "Oh yes Mr. Hudson, but to our knowledge no one's known how to make it since the destruction of the first temple". He said, "The white powder of gold is the magic. It can be used for white magic or black magic".[3]

After hearing Hudson's lectures, people were eating, inhaling and taking ORMUS intravenously as if it really was the magical manna from heaven.[6]

More here:

Where's Hudson today?

There are dozens of websites selling ORMUS and white powder gold to well-meaning customers, trying to escape ill health or death, or thinking that they will transcend this reality to a better one. Meanwhile David Hudson has declared that he is through with ORMUS and he has pretty much disappeared from the scene. Some years ago he suffered a heart attack, at which time he was questioned about taking ORMUS to improve his health. Hudson surprised many believers when he admitted that he did not take ORMUS himself. [right: Hudson giving lecture in 1995]

David Hudson's US patents were not processed. Hudson claimed that this was because of the strategic value our government placed on these "secrets". However, the same patents have been filed by him in many other countries. Hudson "owns" the methods for producing 12 mono-atomic elements. It seems a shame that the only publicized application of this technology has been as a medicine. Surely the levitation, superconducting and superfluid properties of this new state of matter can have some energy application... Am I being too practical?

It's a strange world. Yes?

Safety Dan
Jan 17, 2016 - 9:50am

Pain-Killing Arthritis

Pain-Killing Arthritis Anti-Inflammation Diet that Works

Posted by JB Bardot


There are over 100 types of arthritis affecting Americans, causing pain and disability. Although numerous conventional medicines treat the symptoms of arthritis, and alternative medicine accounts for a growing number of patients seeking relief, a few simple changes in your diet may reduce your pain levels significantly.

Four Natural Supplements Improve Blood Circulation In The Legs

Posted by JB Bardot

circulation to the legs

There are a variety of natural ways to restore blood circulation to the legs using supplements, herbs and certain foods. Many people suffer from circulatory difficulties that result in limited blood supply to the legs. This can be caused by a number of different conditions such as autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular disease, peripheral artery disease, Raynaud’s or constriction of the capillaries. Certain supplements and herbal remedies may cause side effects, so always consult a your natural health practitioner before starting new treatments.

Safety Dan
Jan 17, 2016 - 9:59am

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Researched study appears in the above pictured Journal. Easy to understand article is linked below.

Turmeric’s ‘Smart Kill’ Properties Put Chemo & Radiation To Shame

Curcumin and Cancer Stem Cells: Curcumin Ηas Asymmetrical Effects on Cancer and Normal Stem Cells

The study identified the following 8 molecular mechanisms by which curcumin targets and kills cancer stem cells:

  • Down-regulation of interleukin-6 (IL-6): IL-6 is classified as a cytokine (a potent biomolecule released by the immune system) and modulates both immunity and inflammation. It’s over expression has been linked to the progression from inflammation to cancer. Curcumin inhibits IL-6 release, which in turn prevents CSC stimulation.
  • Down-regulation of interleukin-8 (IL-8): IL-8, another cytokine, is released after tumor cell death, subsequently stimulating CSCs to regrow the tumor and resist chemotherapy. Curcumin both inhibits IL-8 production directly and indirectly.
  • Down-regulation of interleukin-1 (IL-1): IL-1, a family of cytokines, are involved in response to injury and infection, with IL-1 β playing a key role in cancer cell growth and the stimulation of CSCs. Curcumin inhibits IL-1 both directly and indirectly.
  • Decrease CXCR1 and CXCR2 binding: CXCR1 and CXCR2 are proteins expressed on cells, including CSCs, which respond to the aforementioned cytokines in a deleterious manner. Curcumin has been found to not only block cytokine release, but their binding to these two cellular targets.
  • Modulation of the Wnt signaling pathway: The Wnt signaling pathway regulates a wide range of processes during embryonic development, but are also dsyregulated in cancer. Curcumin has been found to have a corrective action on Wnt signaling.
  • Modulation of the Notch Pathway: The Notch signaling pathway, also involved in embryogenesis, plays a key role in regulating cell differentiation, proliferation and programmed cell death (apoptosis), as well as the functioning of normal stem cells. Aberrant Notch signaling has been implicated in a wide range of cancers. Curcumin has been found to suppress tumor cells along the Notch pathway.
  • Modulation of the Hedgehog Pathways: Another pathway involved in embryogenesis, the Hedgehog pathway also regulates normal stem cell activity. Abnormal functioning of this pathway is implicated in a wide range of cancers and in the stimulation of CSCs and associated increases in tumor recurrence after conventional treatment. Curcumin has been found to inhibit the Hedgehog pathway through a number of different mechanisms.
  • Modulation of the FAK/AKT/FOXo3A Pathway: This pathway plays a key role in regulating normal stem cells, with aberrant signaling stimulating CSCs, resulting once again in tumor recurrence and resistance to chemotherapy. Curcumin has been found in multiple studies to destroy CSCs through inhibiting this pathway.

As you can see through these eight examples above, curcumin exhibits a rather profound level of complexity, modulating numerous molecular pathways simultaneously. Conventional cytotoxic chemotherapy is incapable of such delicate and “intelligent” behavior, as it preferentially targets fast-replicating cells by damaging their DNA in the vulnerable mitosis stage of cell division, regardless of whether they are benign, healthy or cancerous cells. Curcumin’s selective cytotoxicity, on the other hand, targets the most dangerous cells – the cancer stem cells – which leaving unharmed the normal cells, as we will now learn more about below........


Concluding Remarks

This study adds growing support to the idea that safe, time-tested, natural substances are superior to synthetic ones. Given the evidence that a safe and effective alternative may already exist, chemotherapy, radiation and even surgery may no longer be justified as the first-line standard of care for cancer treatment. In fact, a significant body of evidence now implicates these treatments in worsening prognosis, and in some cases driving cancer stem cell enrichment in tumors.Radiotherapy, for instance, has been found to induce cancer stem cell like properties in breast cancer cells, essentially increasing their malignancy and tumoriogenicity by 30 fold. This is hardly progress when one considers the role that CSCs play, especially in contributing to post-treatment secondary cancers.

Turmeric and its components, of course, are not FDA approved drugs, and by definition the FDA will not allow an unapproved substance, natural or synthetic, to prevent, treat, diagnosis or cure a disease. This means that you will not be seeing it offered by an oncologist as an alternative to chemotherapy or radiation any time soon. This does not, however, mean that it does not work. We have gathered over 1500 citations from the National Library of Medicine’s bibliographic database MEDLINE, accessible through, and which can be viewed on our database here:Turmeric Research, showing that curcumin and related turmeric components possess significant anti-cancer activity. Truth be told, the information is so extensive, revealing over 700 possible health benefits, that I believe this plant embodies a form of intelligence and even compassion. You can learn more about this supposition here: Turmeric’s Healing Power: A Physical Manifestation of Compassion? I also discuss this concept in my lecture, Food As Medicine Rebooted, which you can watch below:

Safety Dan
Jan 17, 2016 - 10:01am

Econocasts Trading Models

Econocasts Trading Models

2016.01.15 Gold Cycle Model Chart

Posted: 16 Jan 2016 08:15 AM PST

2016.01.15 Gold Cycle Model Chart

The gold cycle model continues to phase shift forwards, also dragging the timing of the predicted bottom forward. Nevertheless, the model continues to suggest that the $1000 level will likely not be breached during the phase extension, if it continues. The previous iteration of the model is shown below and on the blog here.

2015.112.04 Gold Cycle Model Chart

Safety Dan
Jan 17, 2016 - 10:04am

The Man who fought the

The Man who fought the Bank

Adolf Hitler, the Man who fought the Bank

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Jan 17, 2016 - 10:17am


OPEC’s $1 TRILLION MISTAKE Means A Lot of Oil Bankruptcies Coming — Robert Rapier

Robert Rapier: OPEC's $1 Trillion Mistake Means Lots of Oil Bankruptcies

Jason Burack of Wall St for Main St interviewed returning guest, oil and energy expert Robert Rapier Robert has over 20 years experience working and investing in the oil and energy industries. 

Safety Dan
Jan 17, 2016 - 10:20am
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