A Discussion With Chris Martenson

It is well worth your time to give this a listen.

Tue, Jun 4, 2019 - 10:30pm

Last week, Chris Martenson and I recorded a podcast for his terrific website, Peak Prosperity. It was an informative, wide-ranging discussion so I thought it deserved its own thread.

Below is the source link with some text about our conversation. While you're there, you should be sure to check out Chris' excellent site, Peak Prosperity. I always tell people that Chris is the smartest guy I know and he and his business partner, Adam Taggart, offer a terrific service.

The full show is about 45 minutes in duration so please set aside some time to give it a thorough listen. You won't be disappointed.


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Jun 6, 2019 - 6:37am

left, right, left

Try telling someone that the silver market is rigged because they move a pallet of silver left or right of a blue line in a vault and they will laugh out loud. But it is really just that simple and nefarious that it works.

Jun 5, 2019 - 11:32am

Excellent discussion

By two guys that are not only smart but understand the system as well as anyone on the planet. Turd you are at the top of the heap(metals wise) and it shows when coming off the way you did with a guy like Chris Martenson. Now we just need the metals sector to get the respect it should and it will in the not too distant future. That's when our humble host will be recognized for what he is.

Jun 5, 2019 - 10:20am

Evil Doers

Working hard this morning. They are spending a bunch of future tax dollars trying to paint the entire market. Got Wall Street sociopaths lined up to offer opinions on CNBS. They need to go clean their golf clubs.

Jun 5, 2019 - 9:10am

This IS a public post

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Nigel Black
Jun 5, 2019 - 6:20am

Great interview!

Excellent interview, Craig! Chris Martenson is someone I have a lot of respect for, so the two of you on an interview provides so much useful information that should not be missed.

I would like to suggest that you make this a public post. I know Chris has this on his YouTube channel, but the more people you can reach, the better.

Thanks for posting this.

Jun 5, 2019 - 6:03am

Great interview Turd.

I think thats one for sharing with people who you feel can be helped.

Its interesting at the moment to see gold outperforming silver to the upside, i anticipate when the reality that the fed has to cut sinks in silver will slingshot much higher and catchup.

Jun 5, 2019 - 1:54am

It's easier to steal slowly than cause a historical crash

No Fed Chairman wants to be tagged as the person who precipitated a financial crash of a historic nature. The secretary of the treasury leaves his name on the US currency where it remains for decades. He does not want his name and signature on money with the date of some epochal crash of America.

For all their bluster and self importance they are actually minor men, mini me types who strut around dictating this and that policy while their minions steal us blind. 100 years of this and America is suffering from these policies which are reaching a flash point.

There are plenty of men over the decades and centuries who made financial and economic mistakes so bad that their legacy, their name and their family name is associated with a national financial disaster. None wants to do something that leaves their family with the taint of a failed man in charge of failed policies

A few come to mind

Wilson signed of on the creation of the Fed and gave the ok to income taxes

Tariffs will always be associated with Smoot Hawley and the depression.

FDR will always be associated with the confiscation of gold in 1932

There's a city of Weimar forever linked to German hyperinflation in 1920

Nixon will always be associated with taking the US gold standard, thus ushering in the system of FIAT currency and the hyper inflation of the US debt.

Greenspan will be associated with Quantitative Easing and his era of hyper FIAT printing that did nothing but create a series of bubbles that destroyed personal wealth measure in the tens of trillions of dollars

Knowing the Fed is not about controlling inflation but managing the shifting of personal net worth of US citizens to the central banks and their owners. The Fed head would have to really mess up to get their name inscribed in the halls of people who created a financial calamity so they work silently and slowly so as to not rock the boat or get called out for what they are.

None of these people associated with recent US economic and financial mismanagement can be linked to tremendous financial damage but there is still time for one or more of the recent Fed Heads, presidents or secretary of the treasury to be seen as precipitating a really harsh financial decline. Their final legacies have yet to be written in stone like Roman emperors

Many Roman emperors are inextricably linked to their version of currency devaluation and hyper inflation Some were instrumental in destroying the Roman Empire

But there is still time for some person as yet unnamed and unappointed apparachik to be nominated to a position of great power, thinking he's a master of the universe and ends up screwing the pooch forever

Will Fed Head Powell lay awake at night worry over whether his decisions are the ones that will crash the US economy in a manner so severe that America and its FIATDEBTPONZI scheme loses it's position as the world reserve currency thus precipitating all the bad results we talk about incessantly while to hold the US government to account for its litany of sins against the US people and the world at large

I would not want that job for all the tea in China

Jun 4, 2019 - 11:15pm

Excellent guest

Chris is always a great listen, and now to do just that!

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