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Professor Raymond Moody M.D. Ph.D. & Chris Waltzek Ph.D. Part I - September 20th, 2018.

 

Recap

  • Dr. Raymond Moody, renowned psychiatrist; author of best-selling Life after Life (1974) and founder of The University of Heaven makes his show debut.
  • The host is reunited with the former forensic therapist 30 years after sitting in Dr. Moody's undergraduate class.
  • Our embarked upon a remarkable-lifelong scientific journey to uncover the truth about life beyond death.
  • Our guest outlines an intriguing model of the most frequent experiences outlined by those whose minds / bodies reached clinical death.
  • Dr. Moody talks with Dr. Eben Alexander, entered a coma as an atheist but reemerged with a profound / inspirational spiritual-experience.
  • He is offering a seminar on his latest findings in human logic in Montreal on October 20th, 2018.
  • Some colleagues refer to his findings as the biggest breakthrough in the field since days of Dr. Kurt Godel's Incompleteness Theorem.
  • The Central Intelligence Agency was so intrigued by the concept officials invited Dr. Moody to present his hypotheses.
  • His work could facilitate scientists in bridging the gap between the macro / micro world's, unifying Einstein's field equations with the subatomic models.
  • Another interesting application of Dr. Moody's seminal research might involve improving quantum computing, where binary code is inadequate for programming the language of more probabilistically based, quantum outcomes.

Dr. Raymond Moody M.D., renowned psychiatrist and author of best-selling Life after Life (1974) as well as cofounder of The University of Heaven makes his show debut. The host is reunited with the former forensic therapist 30 years after sitting in Dr. Moody's undergraduate class, who embarked upon a remarkable-lifelong scientific journey to uncover the truth about life beyond death. Our guest outlines an intriguing model of the most frequent experiences outlined by those whose minds / bodies reached clinical death, but who fortunately were later resuscitated. Dr. Moody talks with Dr. Eben Alexander, a Harvard educated and senior neurosurgeon who entered a coma as an atheist but reemerged with a profound / inspirational spiritual-experience rivaling that of even the most ardent believer (Figure 1.1.). Dr. Moody is giving a seminar on his latest findings in human logic in Montreal on October 20th, 2018, presenting what some colleagues are calling the biggest breakthrough in the field since days of Dr. Kurt Godel's Incompleteness Theorem. The Central Intelligence Agency was so intrigued by the concept officials invited Dr. Moody to present his hypotheses where he facilitates other scientists in bridging the gap between the macro / micro world's, unifying Einstein's field equations with the subatomic models of the quantum world first put foward by physicists Neils Bohr and Heisenberg. Another interesting application of Dr. Moody's seminal research might involve improving quantum computing, where binary code is inadequate for programming the language of more probabilistically based, quantum outcomes.

Figure 1.1. Karen Newell & Dr. Eben Alexander

Note. Video provided courtesy of Youtube.com.


John Williams & Chris Waltzek - September 19th, 2018.

 

Recap

  • John Williams of Shadowstats.com returns to the show with dire comments on the domestic economy.
  • US policymakers have attempted to revive the domestic economy via $14 trillion QE policies requiring $100 billion per month in QE operations.
  • 9 interest rate increases will occur in the current rate hike cycle as of December, 2018 (Hunter & Pento, 2018).
  • The official economic numbers may be skewed - when properly adjusted for Real inflation (10% vs. 3% officially) retail sales are flat to negative.
  • All the world's key central banks have plans to lower / halt QE operations by the end of 2018, reversing from net positive QE to net negative QE.
  • The plan will contract the Fed's balance sheet while significantly lowering financial liquidity to the detriment of US shares / Treasuries.
  • John Williams doubts policymakers will remain hawkish for long as the global QE liquidity must continue to maintain US dollar reserve currency hegemony.
  • Given his assumption that the purchasing power of the reserve currency is "doomed," our guest has identified a singular means to escape what he views as inevitable North American, hyperinflation, via gold and silver coins / bars

John Williams of Shadowstats.com returns to the show with dire comments on the domestic economy. Over the past decade, US policymakers have attempted to revive the domestic economy via $14 trillion QE policies requiring $100 billion per month in QE operations, including 9 interest rate increases in the current rate hike cycle as of December, 2018 (Hunter & Pento, 2018). Nevertheless, the official economic numbers may be skewed - when properly adjusted for Real inflation (10% vs. 3% officially) retail sales are flat to negative and much of economic output is overstated. Ten years later, all the world's key central banks have plans to lower / halt QE operations by the end of 2018, including the Fed, which will reverse from net positive QE to net negative QE within 6 months. The plan will contract the Fed's balance sheet while significantly lowering financial liquidity to the detriment of US shares / Treasuries and related financial markets, including the key money center-banks (Figures 1.1 & 1.2). However, John Williams doubts policymakers will remain hawkish for long as the global QE liquidity festival must continue to maintain US dollar reserve currency hegemony. Given his assumption that the purchasing power of the reserve currency is "doomed," our guest has identified a singular means to escape what he views as inevitable North American, hyperinflation, via gold and silver coins / bars.

Figure 1.1. Fed Curtails QE Operations - Balance Sheet Drops

Note. Graph courtesy of St. Louis Fed.

Figure 1.2. US Housing Starts - Leading Economic Indicator Remains Robust

Note. Graph courtesy of Tradingeconomics.com.


Peter Schiff & Chris Waltzek PhD - September 13th, 2018.

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Highlights

  • Peter Schiff, head of SchiffGold, Euro Pacific Capital, and Euro Pacific Gold Fund (EPGFX) returns with comments on the financial sector.
  • Our guest notes that gold reached a bear market nadir in 2015 and is building a base for a new bull run.
  • Once the move begins in earnest, the gold / silver ratio will collapse as silver outperforms gold during much of the advance.
  • Washington expressed disappointment with the decision of Fed Chair Jerome Powell to continue with the national rate-hike policy into 2019.
  • Although Powell has publicity noted the Fed would "Do whatever it takes to tame inflation" Peter Schiff and the host doubt containment plans will work.
  • Policymakers may be taking their cues from misleading economic models.
  • Curtailing inflation could prove more challenging than during the last severe deflationary crisis in the early 1980's when the US was a global powerhouse.
  • In 2019, investment flows could favor gold as rate hike expectations diminish and the Greenback flounders relative to competing currencies.
  • The flattening yield curve suggests rates could invert next year implying a recessionary environment, lowering demand for US equities in favor of the PMs.

Peter Schiff, head of SchiffGold, Euro Pacific Capital, and Euro Pacific Gold Fund (EPGFX) returns with comments on the financial sector. Our guest notes that gold reached a bear market nadir in 2015 and is building a base for a new bull run. Once the move begins in earnest, the gold / silver ratio will collapse as silver outperforms gold during much of the advance. Washington expressed disappointment with the decision of Fed Chair Jerome Powell to continue with the national rate-hike policy into 2019. Although Powell has publicity noted the Fed would "Do whatever it takes to tame inflation" Peter Schiff and the host question if containing the resulting inflation will be plausible. Policymakers may be taking their cues from misleading economic models as curtailing inflation could prove more challenging than during the last severe deflationary crisis in the early 1980's when the US was the leading, global-manufacturing powerhouse. In 2019, investment flows could favor gold as rate hike expectations diminish and the Greenback flounders relative to competing currencies, thereby increasing gold's investment appeal. In addition, the flattening yield curve suggests rates could invert next year implying a recessionary environment, in turn lowering demand for US equities in favor of the PMs.

Figure 1.1. Hurricane Florence Severe Storm WARNING: NC, SC, Virginia.

Note. Video provided courtesy of Youtube.com.


Arch Crawford & Chris Waltzek PhD - September 12th, 2018.

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Highlights

  • FREE OFFER! - Crawford Perspectives is offering the Sept. Report for those who respond today (arch.ah.crawford@gmail.com)
  • Arch Crawford, head of Crawford Perspectives for 41 consecutive years, rejoins the show, commenting on gold, financial markets and Hurricane Florence.
  • Florence is a category 4 storm headed directly for the Tar Heel State.
  • Gold remains the de facto dollar alternative given that over 96% of the Greenback's value has eroded since 1913.
  • Arch Crawford cautions US equities investors that Sept. / Oct. are typically very challenging months for the shares indexes.
  • The discussion shifts over to the cryptos, where Ethereum broke below $200, touching $170.
  • Although our guest notes positive price behavior, if the panic spreads to Bitcoin it could lead to a retest of $5700.
  • The southeast is bracing for winds of up to 130 mph and strong tidal surges by Thursday evening.
  • Similar to last year's Hurricane Harvey that decimated Puerto Rico and surrounding islands all the way up to NC.
  • Officials have already declared a state of emergency and evacuations are underway.
  • The current inland trajectory reveal high odds that the storm will pass due north of Atlanta, covering upper South Carolina.
  • The range includes the Greater Greenville region, north to Asheville and Charlotte.
  • Western North Carolina will be impacted, such as Cashiers, Glenville, Cullowhee, Sapphire, Sylva, Hayesville, etc.
  • It is advisable to check the current storm trajectory daily / hourly as weather patterns are as unpredictable - reliability of forecasts diminish over time.
  • Tens of thousands of FEMA trailers distributed in the wake of 2005 Hurricane Katrina still have toxic levels of formaldehyde, literally embalming occupants.
  • The VIN numbers are tagged on the trailer hitch side and searchable in the online database.
  • All trailer denizens are advised to check the FEMA trailer search online. Any formaldehyde readings above 6-8 ppm are deemed carcinogenic - FEMA trailers regularly register 14 times that figure.

Arch Crawford, head of Crawford Perspectives for 41 consecutive years, rejoins the show with comments on the gold rally, the financial markets as well as Hurricane Florence, a category 4 storm headed directly for the Tar Heel State. Gold remains the de facto dollar alternative given that over 96% of the Greenback's value has eroded since 1913. Arch Crawford cautions US equities investors that Sept. / Oct. are typically very challenging months for the shares indexes. The discussion shifts over to the cryptos, where Ethereum broke below $200, touching $170. Although our guest notes positive price behavior, if the panic spreads to Bitcoin it could lead to a retest of $5700. Meanwhile, the southeast is bracing for winds of up to 130 mph and strong tidal surges by Thursday evening. Similar to last year's Hurricane Harvey that decimated Puerto Rico and surrounding islands all the way up to NC, where power outages were widespread for days following the storm, officials have already declared a state of emergency and evacuations are underway. The current inland trajectory reveal high odds that the storm will pass due north of Atlanta, covering upper South Carolina including the Greater Greenville region, north to Asheville and Charlotte. Western North Carolina will be impacted, such as Cashiers, Glenville, Cullowhee, Sapphire, Sylva, Hayesville, etc. However, it is advisable to check the current storm trajectory daily / hourly as weather patterns are as unpredictable as turbulence where the reliability of forecasts diminish over time. According to the work of Henri Poincare via the Three Body Problem, storms fall into the category of chaotic systems, that that make only initial conditions highly perfectible, so the storm path could shift at a moments notice. Side note - tens of thousands of FEMA trailers distributed in the wake of 2005 Hurricane Katrina still have toxic levels of formaldehyde, literally embalming occupants - the VIN numbers are tagged on the trailer hitch side and searchable in the online database - all trailer denizens are advised to check the FEMA trailer search online. Any formaldehyde readings above 6-8 ppm are deemed carcinogenic - FEMA trailers regularly register 14 times that figure.

Figure 1.1. STATE of EMERGENCY NC / SC / V: Hurricane Florence Threatens NC, SC, Virginia.

Note. Video provided courtesy of Youtube.com.


Professor Laurence Kotlikoff & Chris Waltzek PhD - August 6th, 2018.

Mp3 format.

Highlights

  • Professor Laurence Kotlikoff, from Kotlikoff.net and author of the FREE book: You're Hired! says gold and silver investors could emerge victorious.
  • The shackles of over $200 trillion in total US debt / financial obligations and a potential trade war with key trading partners looms above the markets.
  • Investors should procure portfolio insurance such as gold while curtailing US equities / Treasuries exposure.
  • Our guest questions the wisdom of threats from Washington to impose an additional $200 billion in tariffs on China.
  • The trade skirmish has already impacted lumber imports from Canada that increased the average new home prices by over $9,000.
  • The professor notes the US government is bankrupt, which makes long-term Treasuries risky relative to shorter term US notes as well as US equities.
  • The American per capital savings rate has plunged in recent decades from 15% (similar to Japan / China currently) to 3%, suggesting very little flexibility of the typical domestic home to withstand unforeseen economic hardships.

Professor Laurence Kotlikoff, from Kotlikoff.net and author of the FREE book: You're Hired! says gold and silver investors could emerge victorious amid the shackles of over $200 trillion in total US debt / financial obligations and a potential trade war with key trading partners. Investors should procure portfolio insurance such as gold while curtailing US equities / Treasuries exposure. While unfair trade imbalances have existed for decades, our guest questions the wisdom of threats from Washington to impose an additional $200 billion in tariffs on China - the trade skirmish has already impacted lumber imports from Canada that increased the average new home prices by over $9,000. The professor notes the US government is bankrupt, which makes long-term Treasuries risky relative to shorter term US notes as well as US equities that appear to be expensive from a valuation basis. The American per capital savings rate has plunged in recent decades from 15% (similar to Japan / China currently) to 3%, suggesting very little flexibility of the typical domestic home to withstand unforeseen economic hardships.


Listeners' Q&A - Chris Waltzek Ph.D. - September 5th, 2018.

Mp3 format.

Highlights

  • The Listener's Q&A segment includes phone calls from Marcus, Trenton and John on the timely topics of gold, the Kinesis project and stocks / bonds.
  • Marcus starts off today’s discussion with comments on the Kinesis project headed by Andrew Maguire and CEO Coughlin.
  • The Kinesis gold backed cryptocurrency project from Down Under appears legit according to Goldseek's top brass.
  • We continue to expect big things from Kinesis: paper in .PDF form.
  • One key caveat, initial public offerings are very tricky to navigate and involve higher than typical risks.
  • For instance, the Komodo ICO, was a stealth currency that had an excellent underwriter.
  • It turned out to be one of the best performers in history, but quickly crashed from the 50 fold opening day price to the original tokens at pre-ICO price.
  • In most cases and for most investors it is safest to wait until an ICO goes public and organic price discovery reveals the true value.
  • The SALT lending platform ICO was legit and vetted every single US investor, spent thousands of hours making sure that everything was above board.
  • The price mostly fell from the ICO price, bounced once back to the opening price and to this point is in recovery.
  • The Smith - Crown website includes reviews of key ICOs.
  • Sometimes discounted, pre-ICO offerings via earliest bird prices are worthy candidates.
  • For those with patience who don’t want to spend a single dollar and have a chance at FREE ICOs, simply request a link via email to bookmark a page.
  • John from Sunny San Diego asks questions about the COMEX gold / paper contract ratio.
  • The GATA.org folks notes little gold to cover the contracts, approximately 1 / 100 ounces / contract; a force majeure could unfold.
  • The flattening yield curve reveals expectations that the short yield could eclipse the longer yield by summer of 2019.
  • As the Fed wraps up it’s rate hike cycle and central banks in EU / China / Japan turn hawkish, the greenback will be under pressure.
  • As market forces favor the Yen, Yuan and Euro in place of the dollar in anticipation of higher yields, the US stock market advance could pause.
  • US equities investors may anticipate the rise of alternative currencies and the positive impact on competing indexes such as the Nikkei and the DAX.
  • Trenton claims to be an an investor in the sound deck.io blockchain that could potentially ignite a creativity revolution incentivising artistic output.
  • Due diligence and vigilance is advisable due to the associated risks of all new projects.

The latest Listener's Q&A segment includes phone calls on the timely topics of gold, the Kinesis project and stocks / bonds from friends of the show, Marcus, Trenton and longtime listener John in Sunny San Diego. Marcus begins the dialogue with comments on the gold backed cryptocurrency project from Down Under, Kinesis regarding key team member's, Andrew Maguire and CEO Coughlin. According to Goldseek's top brass, the Kinesis digital currency project appears to be legit: latest Kinesis project paper in .PDF form. One key caveat, initial public offerings are very tricky to navigate and involve higher than typical risks. For instance, the Komodo ICO was a stealth currency with an excellent underwriter and in such demand pre-ICO that 30 days of attempts were oftentimes required just to place a buy order. While Komodo was one of the best performers in history, following the opening day the token price crashed from the 50 fold the ICO price to the pre-ICO price over a few weeks. The key takeaway point; in most cases and for most investors it is advisable to wait for an ICO to enter the public market arena so that organic price discovery can reveal true value. Another case in point, the SALT lending platform ICO was solid and vetted every single US investor, thousands of hours of professional due diligence followed. Nevertheless, the price dropped abruptly from the opening price and remains in recovery mode. One advisable source for ICOs is the Smith - Crown website. Unless a solid ICO is available at pre-ICO offering earliest bird discounted prices, oftentimes called the beta level, it is typically advisable to wait for a weekly chart bottom following an ICO. Regarding the COMEX gold / paper contract ratio, we’ve heard from years from the GATA.org folks that there’s simply little gold to cover the contracts, something like 1 / 100 ounces / contract and James Turk regularly warned our listeners that a force majeure could unfold at any point where the exchange simply defaulted on the gold obligations. Elsewhere, shifts in the yield curve indicate a flattening yield curve including expectations that the short yield could eclipse the longer yield by summer of 2019, as the Fed wraps up it’s rate hike cycle and the EU / China / Japan finally turn hawkish following the Fed, in turn putting the greenback under pressure. Market forces could soon favor the Yen, Yuan and Euros over the dollar in anticipation of higher yields. It could also put pressure on the US stock market advance as soon as January of 2019, as investors anticipate the rise of alternative currencies and the positive impact on competing indexes such as the Nikkei, DAX, and in Shanghai. Lastly, Trenton claims to be an an investor in the sound deck.io blockchain that could potentially ignite a creativity revolution as artists have greater incentives to create and share their best work. It is advisable that everyone do their own due diligence and remain vigilant to the risks associated with new projects.


 

 


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