Economic Mayhem Coming for U S-Craig Hemke


Financial expert Craig Hemke is founder of the popular website  Hemke says, “We are all preparing for the end of the Keynesian experiment.  We are all in the same boat.  The Keynesian experiment means this idea that government can simply print money and go into greater and greater debt.  Increase the money supply year over year, and we are at a point where that is in the terminal phase. . . . It’s unsustainable, and we are preparing for what’s going to happen next.” Hemke goes by the name Turd Ferguson online, but don’t let the funny name fool you.  Hemke is a 25 year financial professional who managed wealth and traded securities before he started his website.  Hemke says what is accelerating the coming financial calamity is the Ukraine crisis.  Hemke contends, “This is simply not protecting the Kiev government.  First and foremost, this is about protecting the hegemony of the U.S. dollar as world reserve currency status.  Russia, and by extension, the Chinese, Indians Brazilians and the South Africans are moving toward the financial structure of the 21st century.  The U.S dollar was what it was in the 20th century and here in the early years of the 21st.  We are doing everything we can do to defend that. . . . The folly of this is the U.S., or the Obama Administration, falsely believes that we hold the cards in this.  The Russians and their allies are the ones who really do hold all the cards because they are our creditors.  Should Russia and China decide to offer an alternative world reserve currency, and at some point they will, when that happens, it’s going to be economic mayhem for the U.S and the West.”  Hemke goes on to say, “We are pushing this issue in Ukraine, and we are just speeding up that process.  Now, whether it’s intentional so they can create a boogie man to blame it all on, I don’t know, but we don’t hold any cards.”

When it all come crashing down, Hemke says, “I fear civil unrest.  Psychologists have done studies that in the first 24 hours in some type of disaster, everybody gets along pretty well and there is hope. . . . After three days, it’s full on anarchy and that, ultimately, is the direction we are headed.”  Hemke also points out, “We’ve beenable to control, if you will, inflation, but it’s not two percent like the Bureau of Labor Statistics wants you to believe.  It’s really closer to about 10% in the essential items that are all dollar based.  Rent, food, gasoline, health care, all that kind of stuff and people are just getting squeezed more and more.  When the U.S. finally loses its reserve currency status, all these extra dollars that have been printed are going to come washing back to our shores.  I don’t know if it will be hyperinflation, but it will be significant inflation.  It will get to the point where people simply can’t feed their families anymore.  I fear that level of civil unrest, and what comes after that, I am not certain.”  

On the price suppression and manipulation of precious metals the government turns a blind eye to, Hemke charges, “I consider them to be criminal co-conspirators with the big banks, especially JPMorgan, with this ongoing manipulation scheme.  It’s not going to end anytime soon.  It’s going to end when there is not enough physical metal anywhere in the West to cover all of these paper contracts issued.  I wish it would happen tomorrow.  It’s not, but it will happen eventually, and in the meantime, we will just have to take advantage of the lower prices given to us by the suppression scheme and add to our own personal protection.”  Hemke goes on to predict, “This whole thing is going to blow up . . . It’s like pressing on a spring or holding a beach ball under the water.  Eventually, that’s going to fail, and as this fails, things will accelerate to the upside.” Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Craig Hemke, founder and creator of 

(There is much more in the video interview.)

After the Interview:

Hemke added one closing point on price suppression of precious metals through market manipulation.  Hemke says, “People who say there is no price suppression or manipulations are protecting their own businesses because it delegitimizes what they do for a living.  Gold manipulation delegitimizes the entire financial system.” has a paid subscription of $10 per month, but the site also has free information, too.  Check it out at

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  1. Eddie Laidler

    In addition to the general public waking up to current realities some plutocrats may also be waking up.
    Nick Hanauer in his TED Talk has a very interesting take for those interested.
    It’s a really good talk. It’s short for those with little time.

    • Collateral Damage

      Thank you for posting this Eddie. I believe, as the speaker states, that it is in the interest of ‘the powers that be’ to work toward building the world that he is describing. I further believe that in order for the societal changes that we are seeking to occur, there will need to be some number of like-minded people as he in the social class he represents, to help the world to turn the corner and make that change.

      Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point, perhaps if these ideas can be further circulated in society they can gain some traction.



      P.S. It was clear to me from the language that he used that he has studied System Dynamics.

      • Eddie Laidler

        CD, we spend a lot of time gnashing our teeth over the current state of the world economy and far too little searching for solutions.
        We need problem solvers in addition to the sirens of doom.

        • Greg Hunter

          We need to survive the sinking ship before we can rebuild as new one.

    • Angie

      A major flaw in Ted’s Theory that rejects trickle down economics is that the trickling down needs to reach the workers aka middle class. The pants that he used in his example were not made in this country and in fact were probably make in Sir Lanka by someone making the equivalent of $1 a day… not much trickling down in this Global economy… which by the way is setting industry standards of industries. Just saying…

  2. Thaddeus Thurston Thistlethwaite III

    Perhaps it can only be measured in light years how far this country has strayed from the original vision of Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, George Washington, John Adams, etc.

    Would it be possible to install tachometers on the graves of our founding fathers? It would be interesting to find out just how fast, indeed, they are spinning.

    • allen ols


      A document released by the U.S. Army details preparations for “full scale riots” within the United States during which troops may be forced to engage in a “lethal response” to deal with unruly crowds of demonstrators.

      The appearance of the document amidst growing unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, with the National Guard now being called in to deal with the disorder, is an ominous coincidence.

      The 132-page document, titled U.S. Army Techniques Publication 3-39.33: Civil Disturbances (PDF), was written in April 2014 and recently obtained by Public Intelligence.

      The document makes it clear that the techniques detailed therein are to be applied both outside and inside the “continental United States (CONUS)” in the event of “unruly and violent crowds” where it is “necessary to quell riots and restore public order.”

      The training manual outlines scenarios under which, “Civil unrest may range from simple, nonviolent protests that address specific issues, to events that turn into full-scale riots.”

      The most shocking aspect of the document is the fact that it describes the deployment of a “lethal response” directed against “unarmed civilians,” including “sniper response” and “small arms direct fire.”

      Under the heading “sniper response,” the document states, “Ensure that target leaders or troublemakers are targeted,” in addition to a passage which states, “Exploit the psychological effect of an attack.”


      Under the heading “small arms direct fire,” the manual states, “Escalate gradually, starting with a small caliber, single round and work up to a large caliber, automatic.”

      Another graphic which depicts “escalation of trauma” directs soldiers how to use “riot batons” in order to cause the necessary level of injury or death to the subject. “Deadly force final target areas” include the back of the neck, the solar plexus, the neck, the spine and the head.


      In light of events in Ferguson, where a predominantly black community has faced off with militarized police, it’s interesting to note that the manual makes reference to civil unrest that can arise out of “ethnic hatred” and, “Community unrest (that) results in urban conflicts that arise from highly emotional social and economic issues.” The document also mentions how rioters target “retail stores,” as happened during the looting in Ferguson.

      “Significant ethnic differences in a community can create an atmosphere of distrust, even hatred…… (and) can cause an eruption of civil disorder that can lead to full riots,” states the document.

      Although the document makes reference to the Constitutional rights of American citizens it goes on to stress that such protections are null and void under a state of emergency, asserting that Posse Comitatus, which is supposed to limit the power of the federal government to use military personnel domestically, “does not apply” under declared “emergency authority” or “When the need for the protection of federal property or federal functions exists.”

      It is important to stress that this training manual applies to U.S. Army operations in foreign countries as well as domestically on U.S. soil. Indeed, section 2-18 of the document goes into detail about domestic protests such as the 1999 anti-WTO demonstration in Seattle.

      The emergence of the document as National Guard troops prepare to descend on Ferguson, Missouri to deal with looting and civil unrest follows a report we published just a few weeks before the outbreak of the Ferguson riots which documented how National Guard troops were training to detain unruly African-American citizens in prison camps before handing them over to police.

      • Charles H.


        Sounds like the government just writes it’s own blank checks, now. Limited Government – that was the ticket.

  3. allen ols

    greg, everyone;

    I put turd Fergeson in the same league as jim Willie, and he says it right, “the end of the keneasean sp. printing is at terminal velocity,” start stacking bacon; a case of 12 cans @ $175.00 free shipping.

    al ols

    • Ron

      allen ols,

      I have respect for Eric Sprott, Greg Hunter, Bill Fleckenstein , Jim Willie and so on … I have no use for the likes of Turd Ferguson.

      • allen ols

        its ok, I didn’t care for peter schiff, as he was too, lite weight on the current emergency situation. I feel it is more dire that his interview. But, it could be on other interviews he may be more of the alarmist, like i feel events are. Mannarino, is way more in an emergency modes operondi in his daily interviews. I see this sit. very dark indeed.

        • Ron


          it really has nothing to do with his views on the financial realm. I will just say that The Book of Proverbs is full of warnings about associating with one such as this.

          Keep stacking the bacon … to bad you couldn’t post some pics on here … LOL

          • allen ols

            I dont get the proverbs issue, but who knows?
            I do know our master liked to hang out with foul fisherman, filthy tax collectors, whores, publicans, drunks, etc, hmmmnnn my kinda folkes. 🙂

    • john

      May God help us all if you think the turd in any kind of league …. this guy is always wrong. As a matter of fact, he was on some show last week saying that gold/silver is going to explode latter this year. What a dumb – a$$ this guy is. He has no Idea of what fundamentals are or how hey work ,or does he have a clue as how hedge funds work and how they drive the silver/gold market.

      • Greg Hunter

        He’s got 25 years experience. What is your experience and please reply with a verifiable first and last name. If you are going to call someone a “dumb a$$,” then you should own your words. Everybody should know who you are and your professional experience. Thank you.

  4. Price of Gold

    The real price of Gold is the price to mine and refine the gold. There are however methods available to manufacture gold from lead, using nuclear power. The cost of this gold will be the manufacturing cost of the gold. (Synthesis of precious metals / alchemist). If it cost a mine $100 to manufacture a gold coin, the real value of the gold coin is just $100. The mine may sell the coin at $200 to make a profit. The market value of the coin will then be $200, but the real value of the coin is just $100.

    You cannot sell the gold coin at $1000 back to a mine, as it cost them less ($100) to manufacture.

    What is the real value of a chicken? The real value of a chicken is the cost to produce (farm) a chicken.

    Real money can actually be any item used for barter. A gold coin is just a high value, but small item.

    If it cost a farmer $100 to produce 20 chickens, the value of the 20 chickens is $100. The farmer can sell the chickens for $200. It is a fair trade if the farmer barter 20 chickens ($200) for a $200 Gold coin.

    Paper and electronic money is extremely convenient, but you actually barter $100 of real goods or services for a $0.10 piece of fancy paper. It is just as unfair to pay $1600 for a piece of gold which cost $100 (Real production and manufacturing cost).

    There should actually be many items which can become real money. Money should only be seen as a barter item for real goods and services.

    • West Tejas

      @Price of Gold: Are you stating that a nuclear reaction can change lead to gold? I had to chuckle at that comment, while it is plausible to change a few atoms of lead into gold by large exposure to very highly radioactive substances but for large manufacturing of gold coins this is complete ‘crazy talk’. Plus the coins would be so radioactive they would be deadly for the next 10,000 years. Might as well throw cold fusion, time travel and a perpetual energy source into the mix. ha! ha!

      • Gold price

        Nuclear power isn’t radio active. Nuclear power stations produce large amounts of cheap energy required to manufacture gold.

    • Charles H.

      Price of Gold,

      I call BS and a clever propaganda piece.

      For ONE – stop with the Alchemy baloney – “using nuclear power”. And who would want this radioactive stuff? Not in my pocket; not in a lead-lined safe: and not in some vault, private of governmental. This is just a scare tactic to begin to blow-off stackers.

      TWO is – where do you get the idea: “IF it costs a mine $100.00 to manufacture a gold coin”?!? Ore sources are both becoming more rare and depleted. The consensus of producers give a figure of around $1,000.00 – $1,200.00 an ounce to et it out of the ground; let alone coin it. To place a figure of $100.00 is an exaggeration of absurd proportions. This is planting an impression by repetition; to agree with point ONE.

      THREE is – gold isn’t comparable to chickens. Chickens are food; and in a stretch – a barter-able commodity. But gold is a monetary metal; and has served in financial systems for centuries. Chickens never reached that trajectory. But this is again a subliminal way of associating gold as a relatively worthless item. Nice try.

      FOURTH – it isn’t unfair to charge $1,600.00 for a piece of gold, as value is adjusted to the conditions of agreement. You wouldn’t barter much of anything for gold – you obviously don’t believe in it. On the other hand – there are probably many many people who WOULD; and they will get to eat.
      Your logic is completely pointed and faulty. Muddying these waters here is a waste of time. Most commenters here have weathered the lies. propaganda, and manipulation. – gold has undergone these last three years. Maybe your screen name should be Price of Mud.

      • Dan

        Charles H.
        Great reply post! Really shot down “price of mud’s” absurd statements.
        Dan H.

    • JC Davis

      I might as well throw away my 1943 copper penny.

      • Gold price

        Charles H, it appears if your reply is propaganda. The science of alchemy is real.

        The current gold price is highly manipulated and not related to reality or real production costs. Try to sell gold back to a refinery and see what it is worth. Gold sellers are sharks, and the gold price is over inflated. Mines will not tell you the real manufacturing cost of gold, just as Apple won’t tell you the real cost to manufacture an iPhone.

        Diamonds can also be manufactured at a fraction of the cost of mined diamonds. It’s a known practice but most jewellers don’t know it.

        In a war situation, the value of gold is almost zero. Food, fuel, etc. has real value during wars.

        There should be competing barter items, as this will result in a more accurate value of gold.

        There is a lot of propaganda to stimulate the gold price and get the public to purchase gold at highly over inflated prices.

        • Charles H.

          Gold Price,

          The price of gold is manipulated. Correct. (Toward the downside.)
          Gold sellers are sharks. Mostly right. Sellers are the ones that simply won’t lose in the “buy low, sell high” scheme.
          And though Apple and mines won’t tell you their actual cost of manufacture: informed sources can pretty much approximate structure, labor, materials, outlay – to get a good figure.
          Cubit Zirconia IS a replication of diamonds following a progressional process path that mimics geological pressures and temperatures – duplicated in a lab setting. Carbon is brought to it’s hardest and highest form; but the issue is that it is carbon all the way: there is no transmuting about it, element to element. What do you mean “most jewelers don’t know it”? You mean most salesmen?!?
          Gold has close cousins – lead and platinum come to mind: but they have distinct atomic structure and weight. Science has not – besides nuclear bombardment – been able to dis-assemble and/or reassemble elements at a nuclear/sub-atomic particle level. Give some proof of actual “alchemy” – because it ain’t happening. The atomic bomb is an example of nuclear decompression – MeV power cascading a release in matter disintegration. Just HOW are you going to generate the power (at THAT level) to restructure or compress matter again to reorganize it? Puh-leeze.
          In a war situation – value of gold and diamonds SEEM near nothing because they are hoarded by the conquering thieves in exchange for the lives of the owners. So if it buys a life: is it worth a life? Besides, after war, the value reverts to a normality, not determined at the end of a gun.
          Obviously you just want to argue: but you are badly mixing a preponderance of error with a little bit of sense.

          • Gold price

            The people who has the power to print paper FiAT money, reap the benifits from this free money. The same goes to the owners of the knowledge and technology to manufacture gold.

            The longer the public stays ignorent about Alchemy (the synthesis of pressious metals), the more manufactured gold can be sold.

            Diamonds are not precious metals, but they were able to manufacture diamonds, and sold them as real. Even cubic sirconias can be made to test positive on a diamond tester and it require a lab to determine if its real.

    • Alarmed

      If all the markets are rigged, trying to establish the real value of things is a turkey shoot.
      Why did you choose chickens? Have you raised chickens? What is your market? Are you speaking of layers or meats? Do your chickens lay during the cold weather months? If they don’t, you are feeding them for nothing. Then their value is at zero or negative numbers depending how much more they are eating.

      • Gold price

        Some markets are more rigged than others.

        The real market value of goods are the price of the goods with normal supply and demand. Artificially limiting supply or flooding the market with a product does not result in the real market value of a product. The same goes on the demand side. Propaganda, cartels and price manipulation can result in more or less people buying a product than under normal market forces.

        A chicken is just a normal product. You can also choose spaghetti or baked beans. The price of these products can also be manipulated, but the gold price has much more manipulation.

  5. bob

    very good interview greg. you need to have him on again. straight forward knows his stuff. people wake up!

    • Greg Hunter

      I will have Craig Hemke on again. He’s a smart guy. Thank you for your feedback and comment.

  6. Oracle 911

    Hi Greg
    If you read Orlov’s (one of your guest) Five stages of collapse you will get the clue, what will happen after the mayhem. USA is a big country so the situation will wary from state to state but no East the central government remain in control, Texas may re-declare its independence, on West local governments may put together a confederation (which will be under Chinese control). And the fate of other states in the middle? Well that is questionable, because the emergence of various gun-holding power groups is certain i.e. mad-maxian pillage is possible.

    When the gold manipulation ends?
    Tricky question, because there are mainly 2 possibilities:
    1st) The west ran out of the available gold and the Russians, Chinese or their associates will began talk about the failed delivery.
    2nd) The Russians, Chinese or one of their associate buy up every gold futures on COMEX while keep buying the stuff and then demand the delivery. Of course the delivery will fail and then they began talk of the failed delivery.

    Either of these possibilities will have 3 huge consequences:
    1st) Open the door for gold backed reserve currencies.
    2nd) Wrack the financial system of the West, which will eliminate the economic base of the USA thus the US military.
    3rd) They will demand real state (gov) assets for their US treasuries, which the US wont be able or wouldn’t want fulfill. Which will put the US gov further into isolation.
    BTW if the Chinese, Russian actions sounds like a hostile moves, you are right, because these hostile moves are responses on hostile moves of US gov.

    Your thoughts.

    PS: In East the gold and silver are still regarded as real money, in West mostly as “investment” like stocks, the “investors” are buying on top (or near it) as your guest mentioned. Yeah it is madness and stupidity.

  7. Merc


  8. King Solomans Mines

    W O W !
    Craig Hemke really tells it like it is. He sure exposed the emperor as having no clothes, whatsoever, nada. Or should I say, totally nude, ah! Soon before you know it, after so many exposure’s, the emperor is at risk of catching his death of cold, burr!
    Keep out of the path of calamity.
    “Shrewd is the one that has seen the calamity and proceeds to conceal himself, but the inexperienced have passed along and must suffer the penalty,” says the Bible. (Proverbs 22:3) This is wise counsel that can apply to any and most disasters. If a warning is given about an impending volcanic eruption, probable flooding, approaching hurricane, “typhoon”, or economic upheavals, wisdom dictates that those in the affected area evacuate and get to safer ground. Life is more valuable than a house or other material things.
    For some, it might be possible to choose not to live in an area of high risk. One authority says: “Disaster risk can be geographically highly concentrated.” If you can avoid living in such high-risk areas or can move to a safer location, you may greatly reduce your risk of suffering from disasters.
    Have a plan of action.
    In spite of all precautions taken, you may still find yourself a victim of an unexpected tragedy. Coping with it will be much easier if you have planned in advance. This is also in harmony with the advice at Proverbs 22:3, quoted earlier. Do you have an emergency kit prepared and ready to go? The publication 1-2-3 of Disaster Education recommends including the following items: First-aid supplies, bottled water, nonperishable food, and important documents. It would also be wise to review with your family the types of disasters that could take place and what could be done in each case.
    Maintain a close relationship with God.
    This can help in any circumstance. The Bible speaks of God as “the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation.” Another verse describes him as the God “who comforts those laid low.”—2 Corinthians 1:3, 4; 7:6.
    Yes, God is keenly aware of the circumstances coming upon those who put faith in him. He is a God of love and provides uplifting encouragement in various ways. (1 John 4:8) Prayers, not so much for miracles, but for God’s powerful holy spirit, can provide help in any situation. The holy spirit can bring to mind Bible passages that can be comforting and soothing to those experiencing adversities. Truly, God’s faithful servants can feel as did David, a king of ancient Israel, who said: “Even though I walk in the valley of deep shadow, I fear nothing bad, for you are with me; your rod and your staff are the things that comfort me.”—Psalm 23:4.
    Fellow Christians should help one another.
    In the first century, a Christian prophet named Agabus indicated that “a great famine was about to come upon the entire inhabited earth; which, for that matter, did take place in the time of Claudius.” The famine severely affected many of Jesus’ disciples in Judea. What did the disciples elsewhere do when they heard of their fellow Christians’ plight? The account states: “Those of the disciples determined, each of them according as anyone could afford it, to send a relief ministration to the brothers dwelling in Judea.” (Acts 11:28, 29) They lovingly responded by providing relief supplies.

    Being in association with those who love God can be a great aid during times of adversity. Even so, will there ever be a time when the earth will be rid of the curse of disasters?

    • King Solomans Mines

      Not possible, disaster free earth? If at first you don’t succeed!

      • Janet Garcia

        That is sound advise. People trusting in government, other people and trusting in themselves instead of putting their trust in God is the problem. If they are truly looking for lasting solutions they must trust in god and pray for his Kingdom.

  9. Voila

    The Turd Ferguson?!
    Like Ferguson, Missouri?!

    An Illuminating moment?!!!
    How convenient!!!

  10. Collateral Damage

    It is simply systems dynamics guys, when you have ANY system that is so far out of balance it ultimately will fail. Trying to pinpoint the time of that collapse is like trying to guess the exact second when ‘the person holding the beach ball under water’, as Mr. F stated, will not be able to any longer so that the beach will pop to the surface. Both are unstable systems, both will fail, no one can say exactly when.

    I think another large piece of the puzzle is the truth documented in the statistical study reported in the following article:

    Further, I believe that the truth of whom the political process serves in the U.S. (the wealthy), applies to the vast majority of nations throughout the history of mankind, and is not confined to the U.S.

    Finally, I think that the ‘forces that be’ may have been fueling the flames in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, all along that margin of land, in order to blame the coming collapse on the conflicts with Russia et. al., using these conflicts to cover up the root cause of the upcoming systemic failure of the global economic system. Make no mistake; the failure will result from usury and mismanagement, resulting in the gross disparity that currently exists in our global human community.

    My analogy? The ants and the aphids. The ants can live the high life, taking honeydew from the aphids, as long as the aphids still have enough to get by ( But in the case of global economics, the big guys are fast approaching the point where they have just taken too much from the aphids for the aphids to survive; collapse of the system results.

    IMHO, I believe that the best we can do now is educate the most people and be ready to act as events move forward. There is truly no stopping the impending implosion at this late date.

    I think that we will all suffer collateral damage when this collapse runs its course. Steel yourself for the coming challenge, and take heart, many of your forbearers in the history of mankind have surely suffered worse.

    Cheers to all.

    Collateral Damage

  11. Reader

    The US politicians and bankers will sell the American public to the foreign creditors. And remember, you can get a slave to do just about anything…

  12. Miggy

    Hey Greg, they are starting to censor your videos. Every once in a while the video breaks up, especially during a statement on history. I have noticed this on other sites as well.

    John 3:16

  13. JC Davis

    Wonderful interview. My new adopted phrase is the illusion of creation. How long can the fraud continue ? Until a moral people rise to demand honesty . Until we the people demand all lies stop. From the Monsanto seed in the ground to the chemtrails in the sky. From false flag wars, to vote rigging. From the news media to the false economic stats the government produces. It will continue till a moral people stand for it no more . Thanks Greg for keeping your site a FREE one.

  14. Marcus West

    I would like to say that everyone on your show provides very valuable information and because of this I was able to plan and move assets offshore and prepare for the demise of the Dollars. Thanks

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you Marcus for the feedback. We are happy for you man!!

  15. JC Davis

    Site. A friends dad has paper gold in overseas account. He died and did not have a heir listed on the account. How can the son receive his dads paper gold from this account. Or who could he contact.

    • Silence is Golden

      Did the Father have a “Testamentary Will” or a Lasting Power of Attorney appointed ?
      The Executor under the Will or POA have designated power to act on behalf of the deceased.
      The Son may in fact be the Executor in which case he will be able to contact the account overseas and deal directly with them. Release of assets usually straight forward if relevant documentation and proof is provided. Should neither of these be evident then petition to the court to deal with the deceased’s assets will be required as the father has passed “Intestate”. Succession is usually the means to resolve distribution of assets of a deceased person without a Will. BTW the court will appoint an Executor to administer the Assets usually Spouse first then Domestic Partner, followed by Adult Children (in that order).
      Hope that helps.

      • JC Davis

        Thanks SIG. I will pass it on.

  16. HTC

    Greg, I remember you posted a comment about something BIG happening by the end of the year, based on what you know right now do you still believe that this is not only possible but highly probable? And for Jerry, if your source is correct about september, what in your opinion will happen in the short term? I’ve been following this site since January and based off the information I didn’t think we would make it past the spring. Seems to me things are very slow moving and when something happens nothing changes. I believe wholeheartedly that this collapse is inevitable but I’m not so sure how soon we will see it. Thanks for any replies.

    • Jerry

      Read my post the last few months. No one else (including Greg) is paying attention to what I said. Ukraine is where the dollar will go to die. The players are getting in position now. The silver fix (that has been in London for the past 130 years) has moved from London to Chicago. Why? The City of London Corp. wants to control the financial exists when the collapse happens. People who have built their security on precious metals will be cashing in, in order to survive, and they know that. The globalist who have been planning this, will stall this off as long as they can by printing money until they are ready, and then they will pull the plug. Google 1933 US Bankruptcy if you want to know who is really in control. If you’re a Christian, and want to know where we are scripturally, Google Tribulation period. My prayers are with you.

      • Greg Hunter

        I am paying attention. How do you think comments get posted.

        • HTC

          Lol. Awesome Greg. That made me laugh. Jerry I am a Christian, and it is my sole focus and hope when this thing goes. Most people probably wouldn’t understand when I say I have felt since I was 10 years old that I would live to see the end. It is the most exciting thing for me and I CAN NOT wait to see it unfold. The Lord has put me in a unique situation job wise and I can’t help but feel that it somehow correlates to the timing of these events. So I anxiously wait and pray that this goes or he finds me employment that is sufficient for my needs. I will Google that information you posted. I also noticed that we are 7 years since the crisis in ’08 and we are in a blood moon tetrad. These are all signals to me that the end is truly close at hand. I appreciate your comment Jerry! Prayers to you and yours.

          • wd


            I feel the same way. I discovered Greg by accident on the radio. Since then books, publications and even certain people have come into my life that believe in what we believe. After someone gave me “The Harbinger” to read I was convinced. Good luck!

        • Jerry

          Just checking Greg.

          • Greg Hunter

            Love your comments here my good man!!!

        • allen ols


          John Williams said hyper inflation by end of year into beg. of 2015 i think. where does he stand now?

          May be time for a john williams interview, u think?

          • West Tejas

            @allen: John Williams said the first signs of hyperinflation would happen during 2014. He didn’t state we the U.S. would have hyperinflation in 2014. Also, this would start as a dollar sell off and we are witnessing a lot of countries skipping the dollar and starting bi-lateral trade. I think John Williams is eventually correct but that doesn’t mean hyperinflation in 2014. Probably in a couple years is when it really ramps into high gear like the late 70’s or early 80’s except this time it will be on steroids.

            • allen ols

              west t.
              thankyou. al ols

      • allen ols


        great grey matter think alike. post on trib. we agree!!

      • Ugly

        We are all paying attention. The biggest problem is that most of us don’t really know what to do. How can I stop all this? I know the dollar is going to collapse and that sudden changes to our lives are soon to happen. Can I stop that? I could spend $50,000 on home preps and another $80,000 on some BOL, and then still lose it all during civil unrest and martial law in a matter of days or weeks.

        The world is small now. You really can’t hide and BOL like most Preppers think you can. Can you imagine a family of 30 people and hiding. Imagine the food, water, and sanitary conditions needed on a daily basis in some BOL in the mountains.

        The dollar collapse will hurt us all, even the most seasoned prepper….

        • Jerry

          I agree. But we do not have a choice in this. The adjustments will be brutal, and we will all suffer majorly. But I know if we are prepared to at least to cover the basics we have a chance. My grandfather (who is a major hero of mine) made it through the depression by being self reliant. That is what we should strive for. At some point before the collapse, inflation will make it impossible to maintain the status quo. Courage my friend.

          • Charles H.

            Jerry, The saying – “Pray like it all depends on God. Work like it all depends on you.” – or something like that.
            You may take a lot of flack in you familial and professional setting – but here on USAWD: you are a Prince among commenters.

        • allen ols

          remember the scriptures, “If we cant keep up with the footsoldiers during the time of peace, we probably cant keep up with the horseman in time of battle.”
          I feel the fact that your head is in the game, your faith in christ is solid;- U have no problem friend, just prep on, and your faith will pull u fwd. al ols

  17. art barnes

    Greg, the civil unrest of Missouri is a precursor of what many of our neighborhoods will look like when the food becomes scarce & the entitlements stops as martial law is implemented. However, it will be a lot worse because both sides will be shooting to kill without rubber bullets. Now I understand more fully what the Government knows about the American people as opposed to say the Japanese citizens for example; they will fight against their authorities & they are armed as well. The “Missouri incident” will make certain local police department continue to militarize themselves with assault weapons & armored personal carriers, not to mention armed helicopters as we have seen there the last several nights; and, armed drones are coming as well. Now, your guest’s insight as to the future is astute & I would say it won’t collapse until the entire nation has its police forces armed like Ferguson, Missouri – at that point the Government will be ready to fight wars on two fronts, our military off shore against foreign enemies and our police forces on shore against the American.


    I tend to agree with most of what Mr. Henke discussed. One point that
    was not mentioned was the war for resources, i.e. oil, gas, rare earth
    metals. We (population) of the earth only have a finite amount of resources.
    The population of the earth continues to expand exponentially while resources
    dwindle at an even faster rate. The resources are finite while population growth
    continues at the exponential rate. The continued acquisition of raw materials,
    land all physical assets will continue and create a clash between nations who
    either possess these assets or want/need these assets. Unfortunately many who
    do not have their assets positioned to help with stand the coming collapse will
    most likely not survive long term.

  19. Jerry

    Hey Greg,
    I almost fell off my chair when I read this article about the Fed meeting in Jackson Hole Wyoming.
    Its seems fitting that the Fed should be meeting in some type of hole, since that is where they have lead us.
    Here’s the meeting agenda notes from Janet Yellen.
    Lets see……if we raise interest rates, the bond market collapses……if we stop printing, the stock market collapses. I vote for more printing….. and lots of it. Lets go play golf.

    The question is when will the beach ball pop up? Answer……. soon. George Soros just purchased a 5 Billion dollar put, on the S&P markets. What does that tell you?

    • lastmanstanding

      Jerry, fyi. Jackson Hole, Wyoming is a haven for the extremely rich and shameless. If you have never been there, you have no idea what it is like. It is one of the most beautiful places on earth.

      The one percent and those who kiss their ass are the only ones that can live there…the rest are there servants.

      You may have some good inside info on other things…I know how the Rockies work.

      • Jerry

        I have never been there. I’m basically a hillbilly from the Ozarks. If we get to Springfield we think we’re in the big city.

        • lastmanstanding

          My wife has the same roots as you do…good Christian background.

          had a discussion with a biz owner friend today who works very hard…he believes we are in a recovery and it will continue. He sees the incident in Ferguson (and many others like it in cities) as something that will never affect us. He is a stanch republican.

          I bang on him every chance that I get about the fact that the balance sheet of our country, corps, etc. is the amount of debt that is held and issued.

          He ignores it…but he won’t for long.

      • Ugly

        I’d rather be on the Alpine, Driggs, Victor, or Irwin side of the Grand Tetons. Jackson is too liberal for me

  20. RyanK

    Bravo! Loved the new guest.

  21. john duffy

    So if the price suppression of gold is unsustainable, what is their game plan? Or are they that stupid, that they have painted themselves in a corner. One thing for sure, these cornered rats will take us all down with them!

  22. Rumplestiltskin

    Golly, with all the borrowing we have done to support our militarization of the American people, what do you think will happen when all that borrowing stops because the “BRICS” nations move on to another Reserve Currency, or their own for that matter.

    I believe they know that if they sell their bonds it will collapse our economy, but they are not so stupid to believe that America won’t renege on its payments. If they purposefully sell all their bonds, they’ll only get pennies on the dollar, if anything. To truly bring America to its knees they should be willing to accept their losses, just to force their hand.

    With out those extra dollars America will not be able to fund its military, or social programs, thus over night we could become a third world nation with Anarchy reigning in the streets.

    With the establishment of the BRICS Central Bank and their own Reserve Currency, our government knows it is just a matter of time before TSHTF. I believe we are about 30 seconds to midnight !!!

  23. Chaban

    And yet the markets continue to hit all time highs and treasury yields remain at record lows.

    We’ve heard this kind of discourse for five years now and the powers that be seem to tighten their grip on just about everything.

    Even the BRICS’ direct threat to the dollar, and Putin’s discourse on the matter last week, don’t seem to do anything.

    How could the dollar collapse when foreign central banks are controlled by the fed and use to prop up the dollar worldwide?

  24. Larry

    Greg, what a refreshing interview with Craig Hemke. Craig speaks in clear and distinct tones and reflects the reality of someone who knows not someone who is guessing.
    We all know that it is not a question of is, it is the question of when.

  25. Rich M

    I have a question…. Anyone here who might have an idea please feel free to answer.

    If there is a bank holiday and/or bail-in type occurance, what might happen to brokerage accounts like Scottrade?

    • woody188

      Any unsecured account will tend to go to zero.

    • Saint Lawrence

      Rich M
      I think you have properly identified SHTF moment.
      You sign in to your account one day, Your IRA or Roth or 401
      will show either a zero balance or a “on hold pending Government determination”!
      The next few days will include visits by SWAT and Federal employees with
      metal detectors. They will give you the option of being present to sign “papers”!
      All metalic items, other than cookware, appliances will taken, and anything that looks like a
      weapon will be “signed out” to the authorities. The NSA has been recording all of
      your transactions since 2001 and the TSA has all the info on FEDEX, UPS, and travel
      for a number of years. The authorities will use Oblowmas presidential executive orders
      to confiscate and/or incarcerate you for further questioning.

      the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is to-day, can guess what it will be to-morrow. Law is defined to be a rule of action; but how can that be a rule, which is little known, and less fixed?
      For centuries the 1 percent have been building a web of
      law and money control.
      NSA can track all accounts.
      all Government benefit checks,
      retirement checks, IRA’s, retirement accounts, bank savings and checking accounts, stock and brokerage acounts, land titles, car titles, boat titles can betemporarily frozen.
      temporarily confiscate your physical property until, under the affordable health care act (obamacare),
      a life and death panel can evaluate you and your residence.
      NDAA (liquidate-at-will) and Governmental acts
      Presidential decree 13603 – National Defense Resources Preparedness,
      directive (confiscate-at-will).
      web sites:
      I apologize in advance for the sorrow they will cause.

      • Saint Lawrence

        web sites:

      • Saint Lawrence

        the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is to-day, can guess what it will be to-morrow. Law is defined to be a rule of action; but how can that be a rule, which is little known, and less fixed?

      • Charles H.

        Good post. Many thanks.

    • Mason

      Just make sure to register your stocks under ‘Direct Registration’, and not under ‘Street Name’. If Scottrade doesn’t do that, find a broker who does.

    • Rich M

      Wow, thanks you guys for the input. I truley appreciate it. It will help me decide what to do. -Rich

  26. brian

    The answer to the real question is becoming more and more clear as time goes on. After the currency collapses and the dust and smoke from the resulting rioting and warfare settles it is becoming harder and harder to imagine that those of us who are left alive will be enjoying the relative peace and prosperity and liberty that we have now.

    • JC Davis

      Brian I am reminded of a friend that took his 83 yr old dad to his first hospital visit. His dad ask where is the out house. He did not even know a toilet existed. There are those that will never know a collapse happened. They just don’t use dollars.

      • JC Davis

        6But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 9But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

        • brian

          Yes I understand, but would also point out that those who get by as the 83 year old man do, do so in a world filled with the stability of great masses of people made content by being flush with these dollars, when the dollar consuming masses no longer have dollars their fury will spill out onto all the inhabitants of this world………

          Your use of scripture here is good, right and salutary, but one should also bear in mind Matthew 25:14-30. We have been brought into the world for a reason, and we have been entrusted with the wealth of our Maker. How you use the gift of life and all the spiritual treasure you hold is of course between you and God.

          One cannot spend enough time in prayer, opening oneself up to the will of God and considering it as deeply as one is capable of doing so. It is in this time, just like in all times, that we should dedicate ourselves to being animated by the Spirit of our Creator and act in accordance with the will of God as God has made us as individuals to understand His will.

        • Charles H.

          Yea, and amen.

  27. Charles H.


    Wow. Good, straight-forward, recap with variations – another confirming voice to the madness. CTFC as criminal, corrupt, and colluding was one good nail. The time-frame layout of Hurricane Katrina aftermath to civil ungluing was good too. What to consider is that when the Dollar losses World Currency status, and 30’s style hunger and malaise sets in: crime will really surge as a constant. Japan did very well after the tsunami with no crime and great cooperation: but the US? With all the guns it may approximate Dodge City. In Detroit – drivers won’t wait for traffic lights

  28. Arizona

    MY dear friend GREG,when the bundy affair ended,IT NEVER ended,the government just released a new plan for americas military to murder everyone,UNDER the “we must protect the government officals at any price”and THAT will bring UNLIMITED WAR to america,MONEY will be the last thing you need when russians and chinese military are crawling all over the country,NO your gold and silver will be worthless,ammo,and a bag of beans will be the new money,OR YOU’LL HAVE TO HAVE THE MARK OF THE BEAST,and you can bet ,most americans will reject that,WHAT else does it leave america to do,FIGHT,and thats it,your about to see just how really stupid your military,and police gang children really are…………THOMAS JEFFERSON ,warned everyone NO STANDING ARMIES,now america will learn,the wisdom of TWO HUNDRED YEARS AGO,…..THE HARD WAY………………….

    • art barnes

      Arizona, I don’t know about most Americans not taking the “”mark” but this American will not, bag of beans in the pocket or not, thanks for your insight as to the coming prophesy in America, from the Western Front, ab

    • Alarmed

      Barter is not a viable way to conduct business. It is very limited.

      • JC Davis

        Alarmed. I respectfully disagree. Barter is the most reliable way to conduct business. you can build a network as I have done. The only time I go krogering is to get the free buckets from there deli. Well and to get some scrap trash from there vegie dep to feed my mill worms. Under the table barter is the future. It works for some things cash cant buy. I for one can live by the honorable barter system. Not to mention the friendships I have made. Try it youll like it.

        • allen ols

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          • JC Davis

            Thanks Al I love to listen to Jeanine. The grid is the weakest part of our country.

        • Alarmed

          FerFAL is not a supporter of barter based on his experiences in Argentina. I may be mistaken, but most of the barter clubs in that country no longer exist.

          I have developed a network. I call them “working relationships.” These exchanges work because the relationship works. However, they are limiting. In our de-skilled society, the value of skill is lost. The value of”things” created from skill is skewed for most due to many years of cheap goods. If a person decides to exchange an item for a minted, but older silver dime, that is not barter. That is paying for it.
          I can see a future of black and gray markets as well as cottage industries.
          I would be surprised if barter would work in the long run. An accepted “currency,” or even the defunct petrodollar–anything that would have value to the commerce, of the local population would work…barring government crackdowns and interference.
          I am guessing that all of the US paper notes that are all over the globe, and used in different “markets” in different geographical areas, are not going to go away. The will be continued to be used.

      • lastmanstanding

        Only because you are weak and will not stand your ground on what you have to trade. Barter is a deal/negotiation be two people who need one another’s services…and they know it.

        Learn how to negotiate and get what you need to survive or die.

  29. Outlookingin

    Thank you Greg for being our watchdog.

    Failure to Deliver. This will be the ‘straw’ that breaks the fiat donkeys back! Once this failure to deliver physical gold or silver occurs, simply because of no physical supply left in the vaults. Or because what little is there has multiple claims upon it, the present financial system ends.

    This end game (IMHO) has already been reached when Germany could not get it’s gold back from the Fed in New York, or indeed were denied access to even look at it! Anecdotal evidence from gold refiners in Switzerland of them receiving gold bullion bars, with date stamps on them from back in the mid sixties, tells us that the bottom of the west’s vault barrel is being scrapped! This gold is being remelted and formed into one kilo bars and sent east.

    There is much more evidence to back up what Craig Hemke says is coming, all you have to do is your own due diligence and search for it. When one person asserts something is true, it could be rumor. When you get that same information from many different, unconnected channels, then the assertion may be made that it is true.

  30. vincentg

    Will we see a market crash in October.
    Could well happen as we are heading towards a September that looks bad all around.

    The Fed now loans direct to companies bypassing the banks.
    How many companies – what’s the criteria for choosing who can and who can’t borrow direct from the Fed?
    With this low cost money we see companies buying back shares and buying other companies.
    But are they expanding – no.
    What you do have is a large number of jobs being cut next month.

    I keep hearing people saying the middle class.
    The middle class is just about gone.
    Any family making less then $140,000 per year is no longer the middle class.

    Cost of raising a child is now $245,000 not counting the cost of College.

    Do you think this works with a salary of less than 100k?

    We are broke and have a broken system.
    As time goes on we lose more wealth.

    The ultimate outcome is a country where a major scale back is in the works.
    At that point the average family will be considered doing well when it owns a radio.

  31. Jerry

    Practical survival information.
    Inexpensive rainwater harvesting system. Use this to help replenish your water supply,
    I use #2 275 gallon IBC tote tanks for mine.

    Unfortunately I separate myself from those that think metals is the ultimate solution for survival in an economic collapse. Point out to me where that has ever been the case? Historically only a few people have been in a position to profit from it, and they had a truck load of precious metals. A few bars will only buy you some time if that. While in the long term it may be helpful to have them, in the first few months it won’t make any difference if you die of starvation or dehydration (which will happen to most people).

    • allen ols

      oN MY 275 GAL PLASTIC, basket tank, I cut a 5 or 6×6 in. hole in the screw on lid, and siliconed fine screen wire on to the lid, alum. the leaves and stuff usually wash off and the rain water drops in the tank. works really well, and occasionally i mix up some 78% calcium hypo-chloride from pool supply store, and make concentrated bleach, and dump it in the screen to kill mold and any mold wishing to gather in the tank. of course best way is to spray paint the tank black, as the sun in the sinter keeps the tank thawed out in tenn. weather, and mold grows slow as well.
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      • allen ols

        jerry; u said,
        Unfortunately I separate myself from those that think metals is the ultimate solution for survival in an economic collapse. Point out to me where that has ever been the case? Historically only a few people have been in a position to profit from it, and they had a truck load of precious metals. A few bars will only buy you some time if that. While in the long term it may be helpful to have them, in the first few months it won’t make any difference if you die of starvation or dehydration (which will happen to most people).

        bingo, my opinion too, I stock alot of tangibles in bulk. I have for yrs projected my preps out to ten yrs on some stuff, and other stuff 5 yrs, depending on item, like 10w30 oil, ten yrs supply.

        • Jerry

          It sounds like you’re set. Share some ideas.

          • allen ols

            all aaa, aa, D, C batteries can be recharged 9 times in reg. re charger, a car battery can be dumped out, cleaned with soda bi carbonate/water mix 3 times, rinsed with distilled water and re filled with acid/water mix, and re charged. a hose can be streched into a utility bathroom, draining rain water from tank to back of toilet tank, for flushing, ( i do it). de humidifier can claim a gal. of distilled water from the humid air/hour. get 4 2500 watt inverters to use with oddessy deep cycle batteries. the batteries un- used have shelf life of 2 yrs, after which, charge them and use. typical freezer uses 3 watts of power, buy a couple bao feng hand held Ham receivers, with long 16 in. whip antenna to receive signals, and can be used as 2-way. buy lots of sugar, rice, blk,white,pinto beans for long term storage. aquire 3 echo or husqavarna chainsaws,chains, quarts of 2 cyc oil mix at auto zone. use old oil for chain oiling. buy extra gen sets for barter later on. get a 22 tonne log splitter at tractor supply co. $999.00. buy emergency heirloom seeds in cans, one per yr. and get 10-10-10 bags of fert. and 6-24-24 fert. for potatoes, carrots, beets, ie root crops and lots of it. prep. soil NOW. get a pulsar 550 night vision scope for illegal night hunting deer, in an emergence–see robin hood and how to hunt the kings deer in the kings forest. 🙂 sawyer water filters, get 6. calcium hypo cloride 78% from pool supply. I got my doc. to prescribe 4 300 tab thyroid tablets, and used one each at 4 diff. pharmacies. BUY MORE THAN U NEED OF EVERYTHING.

          • allen ols

            my next prep items are 4 magic heat units from northerntool, and 10 cases of yoders canned bacon. 4 oddessy sp. deep cyc. batteries, or alter. dep. on pricing.

      • Jerry

        Great information. Thanks for sharing.

    • Alarmed

      Without question, water, food shelter, and appropriate clothing are important to survival.

      I probably know the least about economics, but when the value of a currency is worthless, there are problems.

      My FIL, during his lifestime, saved his wealth through widows and orphans stock. He was able to retire at 60, and pay for private in home care for his wife for several years. The reason he did not invest in gold? There was no interest.

      Nestle has already said that water is not a human right. They have demonstrated their position by pumping out the water from under Lake Michigan and selling it to the Chinese.

      While we are close to problems of apocalyptic proportions, we are not there yet. You are correct however, that many people die of starvation and dehydration. They completed an end of life directive that allowed them to be killed off in a very satanic way. Starvation and dehydration is a PAINFUL WAY TO DIE! If anyone says that they want to be bedridden, have a peg, and need 24 hr care, you would correctly think they were “not there.” But that doesn’t mean you want to starve to death, either. That is exactly how they currently kill many!! It is inhumane.

      • Greg Hunter

        You make good points but let me make one. Your FIL lived in a era before “derivatives” and “Hypothecation.” Both will break mass amounts of people who do not know what these words mean.

        • Alarmed

          Your are correct. My FIL did not like precious metals, probably due to the FDR gold confiscation. He worked for Paine Weber (Now UBS) for many years in the back office. Despite the fact that he told us the best way to invest in the stock market, it didn’t appeal to me. Interest or not, precious metals are a good thing, and history shows this to be true. I didn’t express myself correctly concerning that point.
          His focus on money influenced his children to do the same, although my spouse the least amount. The love of money is not a good thing. Seek first the Kingdom of heaven! You can’t take it with you and you can’t send it ahead.

      • allen ols

        alarmed, and Greg

        I plan to eat well until the end, and I have plenty of water sources and water filtration, w/back-up filtration w/ even more back-up. redundancy is my style. My c-130 E had a primary sys, utility sys. emergency sys, and manuel system, plane no. 7796, 1969-1973.

        This is how I learned to plan out future events. I am still planning. In the front of one of my locations, I have 6- 275 gal tanks connected to my gutter sys. w/food grade buckets galore, ste for sand, charcoal, backup. Sawyer is my primary, and several springs in area are emergency back up. In another location i have one tank, and in another location I have 3 tanks. I have 4 bug out locations. I advise every one to put your eggs in 4 diff. baskets, plan A-D AND an emergency last ditch as well.

        • Ugly

          You are definitely ready. Just give me GPS coordinates at one of your BOLs, and I will make sure no intruders show up….

  32. Gregory Mannarino

    In my opinion the Federal Reserve is going to continue to distort the capital markets beyond recognition which means equities are going higher in the short run, but it will all end very VERY badly.

    • allen ols

      G Mann.


  33. Diogenese
    And the west is still trying to get a hot war , IF Russia waned Ukrain they would have it , in around 48 hours , with all the desperate forces out there the Ukrainians probably shelled one of their own columns , there is no central command , just a bunch of private fachist armies mixed with Ukrainian forces all using russain equipment .
    As for the Furgeson debacle it just shows how quickly things get out of hand , the failure of SNAP would cause the same result , these people are pissed , not hungry and pissed which will be far worse .


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  35. When no one's home I slide on the floors

    Great show Greg, I wish you did EUwatchdog too. Great work, much appreciated.


  36. Alarmed

    This was the first time I have listened to Craig Hemke. He has a common sense approach.

    A change in our monetary paradigm is going to occur, but what does that mean for us in the trenches? Is it a WW2 Great Britain model where **everything** is rationed and controlled? (The government gunned down a farmer because he did not want his farm confiscated; he flunked the grading system. They confiscated 2,000 farms.) A Zimbabwe model (We do not have a neighboring South Africa to move to. Things are still not good there.), An Argentine model where, in addition to the inflation, black outs, etc., you must constantly watch your back? Or are we in for a real stab in the back system here? Whatever the model, it will be built on a sick chaos model for sure. God will not be mocked. What say you?

    • allen ols


      well said, i agree!!!

  37. Judge Roy Bean et al

    The Coming Global Wars Will End the U.S.- British Empire

    Israel has engaged in another war with the Arabs. A commercial jet shot down in Ukraine has ignited U.S. conflict with Russia. Islamic terrorists have seized a huge portion of Iraq and we’re being dragged back in. The U.S. once again launches into global warfare from many angles at the same time. Whether we’re “spreading democracy and liberty” or simply protecting our dollar & oil interests, our ability to save the U.S. economy by drumming up war has come to an end. Experts now say that trillions of dollars in Fed paper money-printing, a jobless “recovery,” and unsustainable levels of record-debt have pushed the U.S. beyond the point of return. Not only will the coming global wars NOT produce the economic stimulus of previous wars, it will end the Anglo-American dual world Empire. And that’s why millions of people and entire nations have been scrambling to the one safe haven that’s impervious to falling bombs and rapid gunfire.

    The Economic Stimulus of War

    It’s a widely known fact that war serves as economic stimulus. World War II, for example, famously ended the decade-long Great Depression. When the nation goes to war, government spending causes a dramatic increase in manufacturing, jobs and overall economic activity. The Iraq War alone put several trillion dollars into the U.S. economy. So as the U.S. launches into the burgeoning crises in Israel, Ukraine, Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere, the powers-that-be are licking their chops at the prospect of pumping trillions of phony dollars into the choking economy.

    But the problem of any government stimulus program is that it comes with a major cost: crippling debt. Putting aside the human costs of war, war-debt dramatically debases the dollar and puts the nation in a hole that takes decades to dig out of. In the past, the U.S. has been able to recover from its war debts. But times have changed. Trillions of dollars in Fed paper money-printing, a jobless “recovery,” and unsustainable record debt have pushed the U.S. beyond the brink. Not only have we lost the ability to fund a major war, war can no longer produce the economic stimulus of previous wars.

    We’ve Already Lost the War on Debt

    Right before the U.S. launched into the unfunded guns and butter wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the U.S. debt stood at just over $5 trillion. After a decade of war and other stimulus programs, the U.S. debt has more than TRIPLED to $17 trillion, on its way to $28 trillion by the time the next president takes office. Just THINK how debt has skyrocketed since the war drums started beating!

    So as the U.S. prepares for its next major war, quite possibly WWIII, the printing press is already broken. The Fed has already begun to end its stimulus programs after pumping $7 trillion into the economy, because the Fed is out of ammo. What’s more, trillions of dollars in U.S. stimulus has done little to stimulate the economy. Unemployment is still crippling the nation, wages are falling, and the American middle class is shrinking by the day. So not only can we not afford another round of war stimulus, stimulus itself no longer works. We’ve literally broken the bank.

    Protecting Your Savings & Retirement during Times of War

    War is never predictable, but very predictable things happen in markets when we go to war. There is a fear trade or “risk-off” trade that happens every time. Equity markets collapse, and money flows to “safe haven” assets like U.S. treasuries, cash and gold. Of those three, which one are you most comfortable putting your savings & retirement? Let’s examine…

    U.S. treasuries were a historically safe but low-return asset. But with the U.S. debt hitting $28 trillion by 2018 and the nation heading straight toward insolvency, who in their right mind would hand their savings & retirement money over to the U.S. government? Obama is so desperate to get you to buy U.S. treasuries that he launched his MyRA – your savings pays for U.S. debt. No thank you.

    Keeping money in cash is sometimes recommended by financial analysts as the safest way to preserve wealth, yet nothing could be further from the truth. Why? Because they ignore one HUGE liability of cash: REAL inflation. REAL inflation is killing this country, regardless of the lies we’re being told. Whether food, housing, or education, we’re all choking on runaway inflation that is actually 5 times what the government claims! The U.S. Dollar lost 50% of its value versus other currencies during the last two wars!

    That leaves gold & silver. Wars have been around for thousands of years, and so have gold & silver. So we have a long history of tracking gold & silver during times of war and global upheaval. And how do gold & silver stand up to the ravages of war? Quite simply, gold & silver have always been the greatest wealth protector during times of war and social unrest. In fact, gold increased over 5 TIMES during the last two wars in Afghanistan and Iraq!

    The Anglo- American dual world Empire Will Collapse,
    But You Don’t Have to

    Empires rise and fall. And while it’s painful for any of us to think that the Anglo- American empire is nearing its end, the simple lesson of history is that war & debt ultimately destroy the greatest of empires. So as these bankrupt nations head into their next – and possibly last – major war, don’t let your savings & retirement go down with the empire. Do what major nations like China and Russia are doing: Protect yourself now with the ONE asset class that is bolstered by war – the one asset class that rises as empires fall: Gold & Silver.

    Now some Caveats to Consider …

    Consider three caveats, before the big kahuna; (1).>Is this the end of civilization as we know it? (2).>Why, Bible prophecy says: ‘Into the streets they will throw their very silver, and an abhorrent thing their own gold will become. Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD’s fury.’—(Ezek. 7:19) (3).> Is divine intervention our only real hope, has it come to this? Heaven help us if it has!

    • mark

      Judge Roy Bean
      Have you considered the apostle and High Priest of our confession, Jesus, Who was made ” a little inferior to the angels because of the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor so that by the grace of God He might taste death on behalf of everything, Who having made purification of sins has sat down once for all on the Majesty on High, having become forever a High Priest according to the order of Melchizedek (King of Righteousness, King of Peace)? “For it was fitting for Him, for Whom are all things and through Whom all things in leading many sons into glory, to make the Author of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of One for which cause He is not ashamed to call them brothers, saying, ” I will declare Your name to my brothers; in the midst of the assembly I will sing hymns of praise to You.” And again, ” I will trust in Him.” And again, “Behold, I and the children whom God has given to Me.” Since therefore the children have shared in blood and flesh, He also Himself in like manner partook of the same, that through death He might destroy (bring to naught, make of none effect, do away with, abolish, annul, discard) him who has the might of death, that is the devil, and might release those who because of the fear of death through all their life were held in slavery. For assuredly it is not to angels that He gives help, but he gives help to the seed of Abraham. Hence He should have been made like His brothers in all things that He might become a merciful and faithful High Priest in the things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For being tempted in that which He Himself has suffered, He is able to help those who are being tempted.” (Hebrews 2:10-18). Also consider this portion from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians where we read the following: ” Now this I say, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, neither does corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. And when this corruptible will put on incorruption and this mortal will put on immortality, then the word which is written will come to pass, “Death has been swallowed up unto victory.” Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” (1Cor. 15:50-58). The grace and peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit Roy amen.

  38. T.Cruze

    C R I K E Y,
    Crocodile Dundee would be impressed!

  39. Ncdirtdigger

    While I do not doubt that things can get bad, I would like to remind everyone that this is the only life you get to live (that we know for certain) be sure to enjoy it to the fullest.

  40. JC Davis

    I will surmise we all should store food and water for our enemies. Not better friend then a enemy helped in time of need. What? Will we allow our enemies to get gove help? They will stay our enemies . I man cant change the country, but he can change 7 hungry people. Where one can move 10 two can move 100 and a three folded cord is not easily broken. This site is priceless.

    • JC Davis

      I got to pre read my comments. sorry for the typing mistakes. sorry Greg.

      • allen ols


        lol u sadd typre, 🙂

  41. Andy

    Good interview Greg as usual. I, like I assume most of your readers and listeners really enjoy your guests as they generally think along the same lines that the world cant go on printing money, the system is not working and eventually the piper will have to be paid leading to an unpleasant reset.
    To see the other side of the coin, could you interview a well respected person who thinks the exact opposite, that is, that everything will work out fine without all the troubles forecast by your guests and others. As a balance for myself and possibly others I would like to see if I need to rethink ideas that have become almost a belief system.

    • Greg Hunter

      So sorry my friend, that is one interview I will not be doing. The debt is enormous and you are dreaming if you think everything will somehow be OK. It is not a belief system but a fact system and the fact remains, this system (at some point) fail.

      • brian

        What Andy is looking for can only come from a spiritual perspective, there is no silver lining on the cloud covering the world right now….and that is the point, the Powers that be do this from time to time I think, to remind us where life comes from and what is truly important….of course I’ll just leave it at that as I am already way out there in the deep end of the pool.

      • David

        Greg, thank you for coming out and personally admitting that your site has turned into nothing more than a one-sided debate. I have been a regular visitor to for a year or so now and have typically enjoyed the variety of guests and perspectives that you and your interviews have offered. That said, I have to admit, just like you, that there is now no variety in your reporting or the commentary provided and the only consistency to your site and the information provided is that everything is going to hell in gold-laced hand basket..

        What’s worse is the guests that you are increasingly relying on to fill your slots are reflecting this. A prime example of this is the recent frequency of your Jim Willie interviews. While I understand that you need to attract viewers–and Jim Willie definitely draws some clicks–the constant make believe and misinformation that he spouts only chips away at the credibility of your site.

        As a result of this, I have slowly stopped watching your interviews but after seeing you present Craig “Turd Ferguson” Hemke as a financial expert to your audience I felt the need to speak out.

        I can only assume that you are running out of guests to fill your two weekly interviews because this one is a total disservice to your audience. While I do not know Mr. Hemke personally, I do know that his alter-ego, Mr. Turd, has posted an array of bad calls, bogus expertise and wrong forecasts across the “alternative” financial web over the last few years–and in doing so has completely discredited himself as a qualified commentator on anything financial much less geo-political.

        That all said, I can still appreciate what you are attempting to do on your site; I only ask that you get back to trying to offer more balanced and legitimate views in the process.

        • mark

          Hi David, I find it interesting that you take the time to mention Dr. Jim Willie by name while offering your critique of USA watchdog and of TFerguson in particular. So what is your take of a more balanced view? All the very best David, the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.

          • David

            I picked Jim Willie and Turd Ferguson as the two prime examples of the point that I was trying to make–which is some of these guests do a disservice to people looking for legitimate information on finance and geo-politics.

            I have seen a large number of TF’s posts relating to the metals markets–particularly silver–over the years and he has been wrong way more often than right on his calls and forecasts. Hence why I posted here about it.

            As far as Jim Willie, he is really nothing more than the “National Enquirer of News Letter Writers.” He is entertaining and can be fun to listen to but the reality is the guy has no verifiable credentials and continually makes unbacked assertions about the geo-political landscape across “alternative” news outlets. Viewers–myself included– often get caught up in his entertaining sensationalism instead of thinking rationally about how his calls end up being way off base and flat wrong more often than not.

            I didn’t post this to bash these guys. I understand that they do these interviews to build up a following and to sell their newsletters–we all have to make a buck. That said, just because they give interviews doesn’t mean that they are all knowing and immune to critique. I am just being objective and trying to make a point that some of these guests can be detrimental to the services that Greg is providing–namely verified and informed analysis.

            • mark

              David, are you now or ever been a subscriber to Dr. Willie’s Hat Trick Letter?

        • art barnes

          David, the Main Street Media, Brian Williams, MSNBC, & even Fox News spits out all the “balanced” we are America and all will be well stuff 24 hours a day, so your balanced approach is already filled to the brim. By the way, the Romans political structure did the same things all the while the city burned.

          • David

            When I am referring to “balanced” coverage, I am not saying that anyone needs more MSM perspective. What I am referring to is that there are other constructive ideas out there by qualified analysts that aren’t necessarily from the “doom, gloom and gold or bust” crowd. Greg has a couple of these types on–Paul Craig Roberts and Catherine Austin Fitts come immediately to mind. That said, I have noticed that Greg has increasingly focused on two things in his interviews:
            • how the world is going to $!#t
            • how high the price of gold will go
            I agree that the world is a mess but a quick perusal of history will show that there are always crazy things going on. And while gold is a big part of finance and geo-politics, it isn’t the only thing under the sun. My point on all this is that there are many positive things going on in the world and I believe that viewers of would enjoy and benefit from those topics as well.

            • Greg Hunter

              The world has 40% more debt than 2008, which now stand at $100 trillion (according to the Bank of International Settlements.) The top U.S. banks have more than $200 trillion in derivatives. The U.S. still imposes mark to fantasy accounting (FASB 2009.) Not a single banker has gone to jail for massive documented fraud, including (but not limited to) money laundering for terrorists. Nearly every single government economic number is a statistical fabricated lie. Pick one, GDP, unemployment, inflation and there is not a solid number in the bunch because of academia discovers a way to omit and bend the numbers to show things are better than reality. This is part of the public con game. These are a few facts that are not up for debate. Please tell me David where you see the bright spots in the overall economy for that “balance” you desire. If you want that, you can simply turn on CNBC every single day. Oh I got an idea, write CNBC or any of the MSM and tell them to include some of my facts and material for “balance” on their end. Please do not confuse the facts with “doom and gloom.” See how they respond to your request. Thank you for your comment

              • David

                Greg, I agree with virtually every point that you just made and I am not trying to argue that the current economic landscape–or the general landscape for that matter–is all rainbows and butterflies. It clearly is not.

                My only point was that there are some good things going on in the world too–technology, health awareness, investing, etc.

                Most everyone who comes to your site regularly already understands the bad predicament that the world is currently in–and it is mainly because of the type of work that you do and I for one am grateful. However, continually harping on it in interview after interview gets a bit depressing and I was merely suggesting that mixing up your content a little and showing other thoughts and ideas on how to protect and better yourself–aside from following the seemingly never-ending madness and buying gold–would be beneficial to your viewers.

                That all said, I do appreciate the work that you do and look forward to your upcoming interviews.

        • Charles H.


          When one wants to solve a problem: it has to be defined correctly. Since the problem in business and government is being hidden: it is taking a conglomeration of sources to confer and reveal in a consensus of observation to approximate it. This is what Greg Hunter is doing.
          You are mistaken to think this site should have a purpose to balance and legitimatize itself by catering to extemporaneous critics such as yourself. If you want something like this site to move in a direction that you favor: make one yourself. You harpoon Mr. Hunter; you criticize his guests: then you want him to change his venue more to your pleasure? Where do you learn this behavior? Go away.

          • David

            Charles, I am not mistaken in the fact that news outlets–be it MSM or alternative sites like this–should try to be objective and balanced in its reporting. Offering one-sided coverage–in this case the doom and gloom perspective–is not much different than the MSM constantly saying everything is rosy.

            You are mistaken by insinuating that I think Greg should cater to me–I never said anything of the sort. You are also mistaken that I criticized his guests–I referred to two guests out of the 20 or so regular ones he has on–and made specific critiques about them. It was in no way a gross generalization.

            You are correct in stating that “When one wants to solve a problem: it has to be defined correctly.” However, you can’t completely define a problem or situation when you are blinded to all of the possibilities or variables of the situation–which by your comments, you clearly seem to be.

            You obviously only want to see what you want to see instead of opening your mind to other possibilities. May I ask where you learned this behavior?

            I will go away now and leave you to your doom and gloom.

          • Eddie Laidler

            No one harpooned anyone. Andy’s post was perfectly respectful and was legitimate feedback.
            Posting for him to just “go away” sounds sycophantic and close minded. Healthy debate cannot survive when users of a site chase others away.
            While being a siren of doom has it’s place so does listening for voices of solution.
            Let’s be honest, once the little guy realizes the current state of morbidity in the current economic and geopolitical climate there really is not that much he can do.
            I do believe there are voices of solution out there.
            There always are.
            We speak of paradigm shifts in this forum but in the end the final shift will be one of solutions.
            Peace and Blessings

      • Andy

        I thought it would be a good interview because of the opposing ideas in question. I myself don’t agree with the “happy days are here again” crowd, and I am slowly preparing otherwise, but also its good to remember that both sides can have valid points and ideas which can hold merit depending how we look at it.
        It’s Greg’s show and I respect who he chooses to interview and always enjoy and learn from them.

        • Greg Hunter

          I’ll reach out to martin Armstrong. He’s a smart guy with a different view.

          • Andy

            thanks Greg, all the best

          • Judge Roy Bean et al


            What does it mean that iron sharpens iron?”

            The phrase “iron sharpens iron” is found in Proverbs 27:17: “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” There is mutual benefit in the rubbing of two iron blades together; the edges become sharper, making the knives more efficient in their task to cut and slice. Likewise, the Word of God is a “double-edged sword” (Hebrews 4:12), and it is with this that we are to sharpen one another—in times of meeting, fellowship, or any other interaction.

            The proverb also indicates the need for constant fellowship with one another. Man was not made to be alone, for did not the Lord God say this, even before the Fall (Genesis 2:18)? How much more, then, after the Fall of Man, do we need to come together with our brothers and sisters in Christ for seasons of fellowship and prayer? Clearly, this was recognized by the saints of the early church (Acts 2:42–47), who “devoted themselves” to teaching, fellowship, communion, and prayer, all corporate activities that provided opportunities for sharpening one another.

            There are two points to make about the above proverb. First, the meeting of two together in the Lord’s name will always guarantee blessing. It is a means of grace that the Lord Himself promised—where two or more are gathered in His name, there He is among them (Matthew 18:20). Also, we see a similar meaning in Malachi, for those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard (Malachi 3:16). When we sharpen one another in real Christian fellowship, the Lord bends an ear from heaven and is pleased. Not one word about Him which brings Him glory escapes His notice.

            The fragrances of divine unity are best sensed in the relationship of David and Jonathan, son of Saul. When David was being hotly pursued by Saul, Jonathan sought David out “to help him find strength in God” (1 Samuel 23:16), which leads us onto our second point. Iron sharpening iron is an opportunity to fulfill the Law of Christ. The apostle Paul says that we are to carry and share the issues and burdens that we face daily, to lament over personal sin, advise on how best to repent of it, and rejoice over the conquest of it. This is the same “royal law” mentioned in James 2:8, where we are exhorted to love one another.

            Returning to the analogy, if a knife is blunt, it still continues to be a knife, although it is less effective, less useful in service. Let us therefore be encouraged to spend more time together, exhorting, encouraging, praying, admonishing, sharing God’s Word, praying over God’s Word and the needs of our local congregation, that we become sharper, more cutting in the ministry that the Lord has assigned to each of us. Too often what passes as fellowship in the modern church is centered on food and fun, not on sharpening one another with the Word of God. In far too many instances, the only knives being sharpened are the ones used at potlucks.

            Finally, a knife that has been sharpened will also shine more because all the dullness has been rubbed off its surface. Likewise, we will shine better for our Lord if we do the things mentioned above consistently, all of which will unite us in harmony. “How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity” (Psalm 133:1). Therefore, as the author to the Hebrews says, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching” (Hebrews 10:24–25).

            Greg may Martin and you sharpen us all as do all your wonderful guests!

            • Greg Hunter

              Judge Roy Bean et al,
              That’s the point my friend, and please excuse the unintentional pun.

    • Ugly

      Not to make you mad but those interviews are daily on MSNBC, CNN, ABC, etc. If you need that info, then just tune into them and listen. But you and I both know they are all full of Sh*t. That is why we gather info from alternative media and not just MSM. Good luck….

      • allen ols



    • woody188

      I like to think Greg is on a quest for truth and not a balanced view.

  42. Silence is Golden

    “You control the debt…you control everything”!

  43. wd

    Hi Greg,

    I wanted to send you this story on the economic future, fast food employees will be obsolete. ( Iwent to Penny’s and very very few sales people there anymore)

    Panera goes to high-tech ordering

    Panera Bread 2.0 will offer a Fast Lane Kiosk, where customers can place their order. Customers can also use the kiosk to pay for their order.

    Panera Bread may be on the brink of changing the way customers order fast food.

    The trend-setting dining chain is combining several technologies — from store kiosks to online and mobile ordering — that will cut the number of cash registers at most stores when the changeover is complete in late 2016.

    The fast-casual chain could play a serious role in fundamentally changing the way consumers order fast food . For decades, the $200 billion fast-food industry has relied on a system that often results in long lines at cash registers and at drive-thru windows. Others fast-food giants — from Domino’s to Pizza Hut to Chipotle — are experimenting, too. But Panera appears to be one of the most ambitious combinations of technologies geared at speeding-up service.

    • woody188

      Yup, it will be like the self-serve check-out at the grocery. You press on the touchscreen the picture of the meal or option you want and pay at the same time via credit or debit. Or you order ahead with your smartphone and scan a barcode off the phone screen, use BT or NFC, or have a PIN to enter to recall the order to the POS. Cashless and cashier-less equals big profits. It’s probably more accurate too. No one cares more than you if your order is correct. Add to that the automated drink dispenser and some other kitchen automation and the typical fast food staff goes from eight to ten during busy lunches down to two or three.

  44. Otter

    The coming collapse isn’t due to a failure of Keynsian ecomomics. It’s due to a debt-based currency issued by a private central bank. In order for a debt- based currency system to continue, the money supply must continually inflate and the federal debt must continually expand, resulting in a federal debt that can never be paid off and interest payment amounts which must continually increase. H/t Ellen Brown. After 100 years, the U.S. debt-based currency system is now at the point of collapse.

  45. The Value of Gold

    When you get hyper inflation, the value of the Dollar will go down against all goods and services. Gold will the be safer than fiat dollars (numbers) on bank computers.

  46. art barnes

    Greg, America has too many problems that can’t be fixed. How in the hell do you call Israel and demand them to cease fire when you can’t even stop the war in Missouri.

  47. HTC

    Greg, why do people dismiss so quickly what hemke had to say? Hes not giving investment advise just simply stating the current situation the US and rest of the world finds itself in. Everything he said in the interview sounded pretty dead on accurate to me. As far as finding somebody to give a positive outlook on this situation one only needs to talk to a neighbor, a co-worker, a family member, or flip the tv on. The bible says these things are going to happen and they are happening, what more do people need?

    • Greg Hunter

      I thought he was good and most think the way you and I do.

    • allen ols

      ditto htc

    • Mason

      Below I posted my analysis why some commenters like Hemke, while others do not.

  48. Southern Patriot

    Hello Greg,
    Appreciate your reports on America and the trials and tribulation’s we are going thru. If you believe like our guest that Obama is just naive or “he did not know”, or it was some one else’s fault,etc, then your asking the wrong question. There are many, who believe that his main plank in his campaign, was to “fundamentally” change America, was spot on. His goal is simple, he is going out of his way to destroy the last bashton of freedom in the world. He could care less about our Constitution, the Bill of Rights, our flag or anything Americans hold’s dear to them. Yes, there is much we can do to improve the Republic,but turning it into a Marxist or communist country is not the way to go!! With the help of those in the main stream media, who closed their eye’s and gave him a free pass, he was elected not once,but twice. Fraud was ram-pet throughout both elections! No one wants to mention that! Wonder why!! There are far to many crooked politicians and judges currently in office, who are more interested in getting what they can for themselves, then defending America and he citizens.
    The recipe for success to prove this theory wrong, would be the following.Getting this country back to the basic’s listed in the Constitution,like creating full- time jobs for American’s, getting out of the following business-health care,oil -gas-coal industries, the car industry. Do those things for starters. He could have a budget and follow it. If he would stop spending money we do not have and stop putting our noses into every mess around the world, that would make sense. If he would protect our borders and our veterans when they return, from the far to many war’s we have been fighting, that would make sense,would it not? If he could stop imposing his will on the American public, by using executive orders, that would make a difference on how we view his presidency. If he did any of those things, then perhaps he might convince some, that he cared about the United States Of America. But unfortunately, once again ,it appears that we John and Jane Does are on our own. Thanks for letting me have my 2-cents worth of time. SP

  49. Jerry

    The dollar is still struggling to stay alive in Ukraine.

    For those of you wanting a time line, when Putin invades ( playing the humanitarian aide card) the death spiral of the dollar will begin. Russia will put a financial gun to the head of the EU and threaten to cut off their gas supply if economic sanctions continue.
    This upcoming meeting with the president of Ukraine, is the “I tried” moment that will solidify the Russian people behind Putin for an invasion.

    • Jerry

      Is anyone paying attention to what’s happening in Bulgaria? It has direct connections to the struggle in Ukraine. The United States and NATO are literally playing with fire here .

      Here’s your sign folks. Forget about Ferguson. Its a circus for the drive by media to keep you distracted from what’s really going on. My father-in-law used to have a sign hanging in his bathroom that said. ” if you can’t bedazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull $@&* ” , That’s what’s going on. You’re being hoodwinked my friends.

      • Greg Hunter

        Spot on comment and link. Thank you for keeping us all on point.

  50. vincentg

    Since Keynes did state that lowering interest rates by central banks was in part what should be done to improve a slowing economy he is condoning printing of money.

    So how is it not the fault of Keynes ideas?

    If you remove the fiat money system and replace it with a Gold backed system should you still be able to print money?

    What then would be the point of gold at all if you could?

    The problem with this system is debt.
    People don’t want to wait to save up the money needed to buy things.
    They want everything now!
    This is why a central bank is so popular.

    It gives you what you want right away.
    Fast expansion of an economy.
    Central banks will always move to fiat money.

    The problem is when the expansion hits the limit then it all falls apart.
    That is called paying the bill when the music is over.

    You see there is a cost to having everything you want right away.

    We need a new system and people have to change their ways.
    The current system is extremely wasteful and I am surprised the conservationists are not fighting to change it.

    Greg does a great job of bringing well known guests to talk about the problems.
    But in the end it’s only that as nothing will change.
    We will wind up depleting our Oil and Water supplies, our forests and god knows what else all because we can not seems to live within our means.

    I wonder how this will be viewed hundreds of years from now as people look back on the great decadence.

  51. john

    Good interview, Greg. We all know that the economy is going to collapse. That is a no brainer. When is the real question. Personally I don’t see anything happening this year (after all it is an election year), unless something out of left field comes and crashes the party (and there are a lot of those at this moment). 2015 is the year the economy starts to deteriorate to such an extent that we might/will see riots/protests. Have a good day, Greg.

  52. Wilfong

    This is false. The true American creditors are the American people. If I had a penny every-time I heard someone falsely say, “China supplies America with most of it’s debt”, then I would be Warren Buffett. Greg this guy is garbage and it took me about 15 seconds of reading his article to realize it. The truth is, China is the largest single holder – correct me if I’m wrong – of American debt. However, the American people, not individually, but as a whole, are the true holders.

  53. Rock

    Another great interview. Regarding the economic collapse which gets closer by the day, is there a consensus on what to be watching– like the canary in the coal mine? Some used to say watch the 10 year treasuries to see if it ever got to 3%….but, that seems to have been inaccurate.
    Keep up the good work Greg!
    Many thanks my brother

  54. Colin - 'the farmer from NZ'

    Like it or not I am going to ‘beat my drum” a wee bit more.
    I am encouraged to see that I have a like minded group in Germany that are on the warpath regarding the FED. Maybe the pressure needs to come from many other countries for the US to accept that “their” central bank is a ludicrous, evil failed model that needs to be disbanded before the economy can even think about moving forward.
    PS Imagine the progress the US could have made already if someone of the intelligence, courage and diplomacy, of Ron Paul had been elected President.

  55. Mason

    my analysis on Craig/Turd + how do you find truth:

    I know why some commenters have a problem with Craig Hemkes/Turd Ferguson, while at the same time other commenters do not. Craig/Turd is correct on the fundamentals. That is not the problem. He is also a knowledgeable guy. That is not the problem either. That is why a lot of the commenters like him. The problem is that he is a perma-bull. And he is making money out of this. That is why some commenters have a problem with him. I will elaborate shortly.

    For diversity’s sake, I don’t have a problem with having Craig/Turd on at all. The interview was ok. One of the strong points of your site is the DIVERSITY of intelligent knowledgeable guests. Craig/Turd is no exception in this regard. But he is not the guy to go to for ultimate wisdom. If he comes on often, I will just skip him.

    I followed his site nearly every day a few years ago and I regret listening to him as it could have saved me quite some money at the time. He used to give analysis BEFOREHAND (that was one of his strong points, or so I thought), with charts and all, what he thought the goldmarket would do. I don’t know what he does now as I have stopped checking his site. Anyway, he was always saying buy buy buy because gold would always go higher, the system would implode shortly, and gold $2500 per oz was just around the corner, even after gold has been declining since the end of 2011!

    Gold will rise again. Of that, I have not doubt. But I bought quite a lot of it near the top listening to Craig/Hemkes saying buy buy buy. He was giving his analysis, but his analysis didn’t turn out to be so good in retrospect. And now I hear he is has a paid site for the same kind of perma-bull analysis.

    At first, TFMetals came highly recommended. I came to his site because trader Dan Norcini (who has his own site, posts regularly on JSMineset and is a frequent commenter on KingWorldNews) referred to Turd Ferguson’s site (as only one of two) on his own website. Trader Dan is a veteran professional trader I hold in high esteem, so his referral meant something to me. I noticed though that Dan Norcini doesn’t refer to TFMetalsReport anymore for quite some time (for specifics you could check the Internet Archive Wayback Machine on Dan Norcini’s site). On Dan’s site he is now blasting the perma-bulls (it is obvious that this includes Turd Ferguson). He calls them the GIAMATT-crowd (GIAMATT = Gold Is Always Manipulated All The Time). I think he has a point. While all intelligent analysts – who are not MSM – agree that the system will collapse, you better be a little bit sceptic of the perma-bull who make money talking their own book. At least if you want to intelligent invest your money. That doesn’t necessarily mean that Dan Norcini is right in everything. He is a trader and has to survive by being right short-term. But paraphrasing Doug Casey (I know you are going to love this quote Greg): “In this environment trading is like picking up nickles before a steam-roller. You might make some change, but you will get squashed eventually.” So the issue is not that Craig/Turd is not correct on the fundamentals. The issue is WHEN. I mean, I still can hear him saying gold is going to $2500 per oz shortly in 2011. That’s why I always like the fact that you ask your guests their opionion of when it is going to happen.

    Witch brings me to the subject as to how do you discover the truth? There is a truth, but it is hard to uncover. The truth is often not seen directly, but can be discovered indirectly. There are different circles of knowledge. In my own words:
    – Circle of knowledge 1: the MainStreamMedia, the man on the street, this knowledge is mostly hubris and there is not much use for this knowledge
    – Circle of knowledge 2: the alternative media, goldbugs and the ‘Austrian School of Economics’, they tell the fundamental story. There are fantastic pools of knowledge here but there are charlatans and salesmen among them as well, who will talk their own book. Novices will not easily be able to distinguish the difference between the honest good analysts and the salesmen/charlatans.
    – Circle of knowledge 3: people who are familiar with the fundamental story (on debt and gold), who know Austrian economics, but who are also right on the timing.

    Again, I agree with the fundamentals. The crisis is coming, and gold will rise (perhaps even enormously). But Craig/Turd falls into the second category. Every Austrian economist, goldbug, non-MSM-financial analyst, or charlatan/salesman who did not see the decline in gold from 2011 onward coming, falls into this second category. That doesn’t mean they don’t have valuable things to say. They do. But don’t bet all your money on them. There are some analysts though who did see it coming, like Krassimir Petrov, Felix Zulauf and Martin Armstrong, who in my book fall into this third category.

    One comments here said you should have more balance. I agree with you Greg that this balance shouldn’t come from MSM-analysts. But this balance could come from more people who have proven to be right with regard to timing. I know this is not easy. Finally, for true knowledge, the path is that one should always try to falisfy one’s beliefs, not verify them.

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