Jun 162017
 
BREAKINGVIEWS-Review: Gold's financial fascination never dies by Reuters Friday, 16 June 2017 13:33 GMT (The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.) By Kate Duguid NEW YORK, June 16 (Reuters Breakingviews) – Before winning the presidency and replacing the Oval Office's red drapes with lamé, Donald Trump was lionizing the gold standard (http://bit.ly/2riEUiS). He wasn't alone. Campaign rivals Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and Ben Carson also backed reviving a policy that had been abandoned by the global financial system 40 years earlier. James Ledbetter's new book "One Nation Under Gold" helps explain why the outdated idea won't die. These Republican presidential contenders were not proposing sincere policies with white papers and serious co-authors. Bullion-backed bucks had been discarded for good reason: it was an impractical constraint that, even when it was the law of the land, had to be abandoned when the United States needed money for war or to combat recession. No countries in the world operates on a gold standard today; there is no consensus on what a standard would look like or how it would be implemented. And, as Ledbetter puts it: "there will never be enough gold in the world to support the U.S. economy at its current size." Yet gold, the book argues, is woven into the American DNA. It is enshrined in the Constitution which says that states may not "make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts." Ledbetter chronicles two centuries of debate over the clause's exact meaning and its implications for a federally distributed currency. The California gold rush of the mid-19th century established the West as a locus of political and economic power, largely because of the immigration it brought, and the subsequent development of industry. The gold rush became part of America's founding myth, and for early settlers, evidence of divine providence. Sound money, as commodity-backed currencies are known, also appeals to an American tradition of small government. A limited supply of gold necessarily limits the supply of money a government can issue, which in theory limits government spending. Gold remains of interest to Americans not just as a basis for currency, but also as an investment. Though it pays no dividends and, unlike a company, the size of the asset will not grow, the precious metal is still popular, particularly amid economic insecurity. To (more…)
Aug 182015
 
This week we are going to begin at the beginning to integrate your WordPress blog with the power of Markethive, the rss cocktails, the groups, the ability to track, manage and build a huge SEO presence backed up by a huge social net.   Markethive offers the most sophisticated and powerful platform for building huge blog clouds, capture pages, press releases, forums, that all work in concert, complementing the entire portfolio of assets, utilizing chaos structures, that Google and other search engines reward because it is all following their good practices. And it all begins here, at this first web based conference. These lessons will be recorded and published within the MarketHive and on our YouTube channel too.   Picking up where I left off over a year ago, with my Establishing A Credible Hive Part #1. You can watch it here or in the MarketHive.       This week, WordPress is the word, and Markethive is the engine to build the content and drive your campaign. Check the Calendar below for the appointed times in our conference room.     Access the conference room via the Blog   http://www.markethive.net/?page_id=2    CYA There,   Thomas Prendergast CMO Chief Marketing Officer Share this:FacebookLinkedInTwitterGoogleTumblrPinterestReddit (more…)
Aug 172015
 
  The Customer Centric Model It has been my agenda for nearly 20 years to reform an industry that is for the most part has been built upon a shifting and unreliable foundation that has always been broken and is heading for total annihilation. If you have attempted to build a business in MLM you will relate to what I am addressing. For over a decade this vision has grown in urgency and definition to help direct a broken industry towards developing a customer based centered direct sales model.  All of this was originally inspired by a maverick move towards customer acquisition by a company called Trivita. In 2001. I was introduced to this new direction in MLM by the simple statement, “just buy your customers”. I had already been engaged in the MLM industry for nearly 10 years at that time. My first exposure to MLM was in 1992 with the first to market consumer (customer) based ISP, nationwide dial up Internet access for $20 per month. I have been an entrepreneur my whole adult life and a good portion of my teen years as well, with my first business started at the age of 14. Prior to my exposure to MLM, I was and still am a traditional business entrepreneur. Therefore to say, I found the MLM model of exclusive distribution to and consumption by distributors and only motivated to this action by pursuing profit; alien, illogical and disturbing. Let me explain: My introduction and very successful sojourn to this day with Trivita helped me discover the stark contrast between the artificial economies of a distributor based sales company in contrast to a customer based sales company.  I studied this comparison for many years and it became painfully clear, the reason traditional MLM fails, regardless of the compensation plan, regardless of the motivational speakers, regardless of the training to sell the “Hope and Dreams” as that is the only way to promote when the products and or services are frankly, always overpriced and usually underwhelmingly ineffective. There are very few exceptions.  So the glaring difference I found in Trivita was the fact that for every distributor I recruited, I averaged 100 customers. Then the fact, I did not have to sell Hope and Dreams and instead, the pitch was just buy customers. The reaction from the potential distributor was always extremely positive and the close rate of a distributor was (more…)
Jul 262015
 
Gold – Visualized in Bullion Bars There’s surprisingly little Gold in the world & this infographic shows all the Gold ever mined. In this Gold infographic everything is calculated with Gold price at $2000/oz. When Gold reaches $3110/oz, 1 oz of Gold & a $100 bill will have equal value in weight and it won’t matter if you have 1oz of $100 bills or 1oz of Gold. Gold is usually measured in Troy Ounces. A Troy Ounce is about 1.09 regular Ounces.   Gold – Size Chart This is a chart of standard Gold bullion size comparison. The cubes are measured by volume & Gold weight of 19.30 g/cm?3. The plates are typical Gold bar dimensions of same Gold weight. 1 Gram of Gold Photo Example 10 Grams of Gold Image of woman Holding 10 Grams  20 Grams of Gold 5 Grams of Gold 1oz of Gold( 1 Troy Oz = 31.103 grams) 50 Grams of Gold 250 Grams of Gold 100 Grams of Gold 500 Grams of Gold 1KG of Gold   There’s surprisingly little Gold in the world & this infographic shows all the Gold ever mined. In this Gold infographic everything is calculated with Gold price at $2000/oz. Gold – Visualized in Bullion Bars There’s surprisingly little Gold in the world & this infographic shows all the Gold ever mined. In this Gold infographic everything is calculated with Gold price at $2000/oz. When Gold reaches $3110/oz, 1 oz of Gold & a $100 bill will have equal value in weight and it won’t matter if you have 1oz of $100 bills or 1oz of Gold. Gold is usually measured in Troy Ounces. A Troy Ounce is about 1.09 regular Ounces.   Gold – Size Chart This is a chart of standard Gold bullion size comparison. The cubes are measured by volume & Gold weight of 19.30 g/cm?3. The plates are typical Gold bar dimensions of same Gold weight. 1 Gram of Gold Photo Example 10 Grams of Gold Image of woman Holding 10 Grams  20 Grams of Gold 5 Grams of Gold 1oz of Gold( 1 Troy Oz = 31.103 grams) 50 Grams of Gold 250 Grams of Gold 100 Grams of Gold 500 Grams of Gold 1KG of Gold   There’s surprisingly little Gold in the world & this infographic shows all the Gold ever mined. In this Gold infographic everything is calculated with Gold price at $2000/oz. 400 Troy Oz of Gold 999.9 (more…)
Jul 212015
 
Cryptocurrencies are the first self-limiting monetary systems in the history of mankind, and could be our greatest chance to check the growth of political power since the Magna Carta. Cryptocurrencies could be greatest revolution in human history, and the foundation of a truly free and prosperous planet. There’s a lot to say, but hopefully I’ll make the case here. Bitcoin is great technology and the premiere example of the coming crypto-technical world, global commerce by cryptocurrency. . Cryptocurency is genius. The public ledger of value transfer and information copyright, deeds, wills, almost anything you can think of can be implemented in the Cryptocurrency architecture. It is one of the greatest economical innovations in human history. As business interests and financial interests gained more presence in the government the voice of the people became more distant. This country became an oligarchy. It’s a government in which the wealthy class rules. It’s a modern day plutocracy. We all know this to be true and my position is that it is the fiat currency that enables this tendency in most governments and it is the politics of the fiat currency that make an oligarchy. It is cryptocurrency that can stop an oligarchy and stop a lot more besides. How is cryptocurrency a solution? What was the original money historically? Solid gold is the correct answer. Aristotle defined money as having five characteristics. It had to be portable. It had to be long-lasting and not perishable , It cannot lose its value. It had to be divisible to smaller denominations and be reassembled to primary denomination, and it has to have intrinsic value. The most important characteristic of money, intrinsic value, is that it is limited. Gold has those properties. It lasts long. You can slice it up. It retains its value. You can reassemble it and it has intrinsic value because people historically have come to value it. It’s has thousand of years of perceived value. Cryptocurrency has the same characteristics as gold, except of course, it’s digital. Cryptocurrency is divisible. It is portable. It will last as long as it is used. Once established it will not lose its value. A cryptocurrency only has value in its exchange – it has no inherent value – this is precisely the same as with a ‘conventional’ fiat currency. A dollar is only actually worth what someone is willing to give you in exchange for (more…)
Dec 302014
 
Our growing national debt is like being a passenger on the Titanic, and trying to change directions to do spending reform is almost impossible. We are going to crash. The citizen taxpayers of today and tomorrow are stuck with the bill and with ever increasing crushing debt obligations. We seem able only to watch helplessly as political leadership in Washington DC continues expanding government obligations — borrowing what they can and simply printing what they cannot. Each day more Americans understand the money bubble will burst, its coming. Our government is increasingly insolvent. The “global reserve dollar” is becoming less used for trade and “the Petrodollar” to be preferred less, and it may not survive at all. The Federal Reserve problem is delusional, they live in the world of dishonest money. FED officials are free to print as many dollars as they wish, the more they print the less purchasing power the dollar has. End the end, the purchasing power you had yesterday is not here today, that loss comes directly from your savings. Real money in the form of “metal-in-hand”, that is, physical precious metals, gold and sliver is a solution. Gold and sliver coins, bars, and rounds represent value that cannot be inflated away. In the long run, no other asset offers the same track record — particularly during turbulent times. Families who save using private, portable, and enduring gold and sliver have been passing wealth from one generation to the next for literally thousands of years. History shows, investments in precious metals do more than simply hold value; they produced real profits. We are likely living in the next of these periods now. Inflation is a worldwide phenomenon forcing entire populations to look for alternatives to the paper in their wallets. “What’s in your wallet”. As more and more people turn to real money, gold and silver, personal purchasing power will rise – it will be amazing — as people bid more aggressively for available stocks. Now is a particularly opportune time for wise people to invest in themselves and buy physical gold and silver coins and bars — both for protection and profit. In every instance of fiat currency collapse, throughout history, gold and silver immediately became “the money”. Why, for the time being, you can exchange your paper currency for real money, gold and silver, by making a simple and direct purchase. A person with (more…)
Dec 182014
 
Submitted by John Rubino via Dollar Collapse blog, To say that gold is in a bear market is to misunderstand both gold and markets. Gold isn’t an investment that goes up and down. It is money in the most basic store-of-value sense. Most of the time it just sits there, and when its price changes in local currency terms that says more about the local currency than about gold. But when currencies collapse, gold shines. Consider the above from the point of view of a typical Russian. The ruble is tanking (no need to understand why — all fiat currencies go this way eventually and the proximate cause is almost irrelevant). Russians who trusted their government and kept their savings in, say, a bank account, are losing their shirts. But those who own boring, doesn’t-pay-interest, in-a-bear-market gold have seen their capital appreciate in local currency terms by about 60 percent in just the past month. They’re not “making money,” but they are preserving wealth. This is how it has gone always and everywhere when governments have destroyed their currencies. In the Roman Empire, revolutionary France, revolutionary America, most of Latin America in the 20th century, and now big parts of the developing world, local currencies evaporate but gold just sits there, buying the same amount of stuff as ever, impervious to the games governments play. It won’t be long before this chart is replicated in a whole lot of other places. But by then it will be too late to prepare. The gold will be gone and those who trusted their governments will have to make do with promises. Share this:FacebookLinkedInTwitterGoogleTumblrPinterestReddit (more…)
Dec 112014
 
This is the basic information about the global economy. We all know that the global currencies, fiat currencies all of them, are going to collapse. If the currency budget bill in congress passes as it stand and the Dodd Frank bill is gutted, this will represent the first domino in the chain of events toward collapse. Watch this course. There are 24 clips from 2 minutes to 20 minutes long. You’ll be glad you did. The Crash Course has provided millions of viewers with the context for the massive changes now underway, as economic growth as we’ve known it is ending due to depleting resources. But it also offers real hope. Those individuals who take informed action today, while we still have time, can lower their exposure to these coming trends — and even discover a better way of life in the process. We’ll show you how.   Prepare your financial self and buy gold and silver now. Buy Gold Here Buy Gold Here Share this:FacebookLinkedInTwitterGoogleTumblrPinterestReddit (more…)
Oct 192014
 
Good day everyone, I have asked many people the question “if you were being robbed would you rather give up your Money or your Currency?” I would give up my currency! These specific memes and mantras are in place to confuse and the protocols and procedures derived from them are practised until you only hear their language and descriptions of conditions and events. Money represents human labor and natural resources. Money is perceived to be the value of goods and services rendered. Be careful, never call currency money. Money is created through resources and labor, currency is the illusion of money. We print currency with ink on paper, to represent Money, you can’t print Money. Read on and watch the video. – Mike Stop calling currency money Your true wealth is your time and freedom. Money is just a tool for trading your time. It’s a container to store your economic energy until you’re ready to deploy it. But the whole world has been turned away from real money and has been fooled into using currency, – a deceitful impostor that is silently stealing your two most valuable assets. Your time and your freedom. Welcome to the rabbit hole. We are entering a period of financial crisis that is the greatest the world has ever known. The wealth transfer that will take place during this decade is the greatest wealth transfer in history. Wealth is never destroyed. It is merely transferred. And that means that on the opposite side of every crisis there is an opportunity. The great news is that all you have to do to turn this crisis into your great opportunity is to educate yourself. I believe that the best investment that you can make in your lifetime is your own education. Education on the history of money. Education on finance. Education on how the global economy works. Education on how all of these guys, the central bankers, the stock market, how they can cheat you. How they can scam you. If you learn what is going on and how the financial world works, you can put yourself on the correct side of this wealth transfer. Silver & Gold – Hidden Secrets Of Money Ep 1 – Currency vs Money – Mike Maloney [hdvideo id=18] Share this:FacebookLinkedInTwitterGoogleTumblrPinterestReddit (more…)
Mar 232013
 
Uploaded by EconMilitia on Jul 28, 2009 httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzkdK1wxYSU From Rush Limbaugh to Timothy Geithner to Glenn Beck to Barack Obama, everyone has something to say about the gold standard. To hear some of them tell it, the day we stopped using gold backed currency was the day our country began to die. If you think you know what gold backed currency is, you’re probably missing some details about the benefits and drawbacks of this economic policy. The gold standard is what we call representative money in economic circles. When Lyndon Johnson decided to bankrupt the country with his Great Society idea, he forced us to abandon the gold standard. Why? Because the amount of money he and his successors needed to fund the social programs far exceeded the gold we had on hand. So we moved to fiat currency, which is essentially an unsecured loan. It’s worth only as much as you believe it should be worth — it has no intrinsic value. When we moved off the gold standard, pretty much everyone else did, too. That makes Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society one of the biggest disasters in progressive policymaking. But have no fear, President Obama is trying to blow the doors of Johnson’s record! Tell truth to power. Join the conversation at econmilitia.com.   Share this:FacebookLinkedInTwitterGoogleTumblrPinterestReddit (more…)