we have an entire generation in place now that thinks nothing of carrying around self contained location devices and wire tapping and financial tracking all rolled into one.
GEORGE ORWELL WAS AN OPTIMIST and HUXLEY WAS A PACIFIST!
You can be detained indefinitley in the US for not carrying "your papers". WWII Germany was run by rank amateurs.
The controllers now have databases that have tracked the icloud generation since birth. Not the pissants, just the one that need "guidance". Car companies have embedded chips for decades now.
Every financial transaction, every place you have ever lived. Every person you have interacted with is in a relational database.
Do you know what six degrees of separation means? That is the start.
Your gold is going to be "worthless" in the coming collapse. Right before the government confiscates it again.
Your 401k is in danger. You greedy self sufficient types are being targeted. Private savings plans administered by the gov't will be mandated soon. Just like private funded insurance.
Notice you can't self insure medical? Or cars, or of course mortgages?
It's all through the company store.
Health insurance is the second phase. Drivers licensing and insurance took more time than expected, but is secure now. Corporations have successfully shifted pensions and health cost to the workers. Now it is time for the gov't to move in and tax them to oblivion.
We all laugh at the French for their 100% tax rate, but at least those socialist get SOMETHING in return.
No, US drone. Your fate is to be felt up at every airport. Every transaction at the store or nightclub is a compliance check.
Debtors prison is making a comeback, but it is all under house arrest. In a home you do not own.
In short you will make payment to the insurance companies and you will make payments to the mutual fund companies and you will die early and broke.
You can be replaced at your job by an indian or vietnamese VIET CONG.
I tell you, nixon was the tooth fairy. Johnson ...
Oh dear, it's happening!
The point is, the world wide shell game continues. The amount of worldwide US dollars per capita is miniscule and the printing presses will continue for the forseeable future. Look at Japan for what is in store for the average joe in the US. Look towards russia to see how to game the system. Look to germany to see when the tipping point comes. Look at spain and itally to cause most of it.
Look at china if you want to see the ultimate double-triple cross in action. China is F'd. They know it. The entire plan revolves around desroying the price of gold, capturing the dump, and then hitting the reset button. India is close to the total dump of gold. Watch it happen, china will have no recourse but to follow suit. When you see the final meltdown of chinese communism and the takeover by "multi - national" corporations (aka - the US) Then it is mission accomplished. The blatent US takeover of the largest cellphone company in the world is just a prelude of things to come.
It's gordon geko time my freinds.
Some things are worth destroying. Even an american midle class, that haven't been middle class for 50 years.
I doubt it. Anyone who runs a household, er, anyone who is self sufficient i should say has experienced that the only way to fix the balance sheet is to increase the income side. Sure getting rid of Stupid debt" is mandatory, but since inflationary models have been entrenched since the 1960's, the solution is simple. Inflating the income side.
There is too much danger here of me slipping into an INS style rant here, so i will restrain myself. Corporate profits and CEO compensation speak for themselves. Your wealth is being siphoned out of you by vampires. Politicians are still easier to manage than wars, but as long as we have people that actually voted for harry reid and nancy pelosi, - and al gore ( my favorite) The funneling of real wealth into the hands of the super rich continues.
I will give you what i consider to be an interesting thought.
If you think warren buffett and bill gates are rich and influential, you have been focussing on the wrong things. The social agenda is to have the US citizen, the most productive in the world, subsidize the rest of the world population that is quite happy to live in squallor and turmoil.
The old "capital preservation" meme gets trotted out again... I would venture a guess that you have been wildly successful over the last 30 years. Take a lesson from coke, don't mess with the formula.
(but if you insist on crippling your upside, go ahead with puts, your broker will love you for it).
In the old days we called it "a scoop". Of course anybody that hasn't figured out by now that there is ZERO chance of retiring the debt in the next ten years can't do math. There is a reason the government stopped reporting M3 and real unemployment.
Why did you put cash down on your house? 3% loan. And the market pays you 8%. You should have mortgaged up to the hilt. After you double your money in the market, put it into a ira and if your really smart send the keys to the bank!