Interesting Depression & Period of Living Without – Rick Ackerman

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release)

Financial writer and professional trader Rick Ackerman says the economy is tanking, and there is no way to avoid an economic depression. Ackerman explains, “It’s going to be an interesting depression because we have all the infrastructure of affluence. We have achieved a pinnacle of affluence, and the metaphor I use is riding to the soup kitchen on an $8,000 trail bike. . . . I hope we find things that make life worth going on without all the stuff. So, we are going to be in a period of living without all the good stuff, and that is going to be the norm. There is also a really hopeful side to economic distress, but we are most surely headed into a period of severe distress . . . and a period of living without. We will find we are not living without things that are intrinsic to human nature that are good. . . .We going to have to find ways to get along because we are headed into hard times.”

A few years ago, Ackerman predicted that the trend for interest rates was down. The 10 year Treasury is now near a record low. Does Ackerman see rates going even lower? Ackerman says, “Yes, I see lower rates. I think we will have lower rates until, at some point in the future, people will start sniffing out a hyperinflation. You know I have been a deflationist for a lot of years. I think we will have to cross the valley of deflation, but somewhere there is a hyperinflation. It won’t take high interest rates to do it because we will be dealing with a real burden of debt that is going to be crushing no matter where interest rates are even if they are fixed at 2%.” Ackerman sees the 10-year Treasury hitting “.25%.”

Is real estate a safe bet? Ackerman says, “When real assets start to sink like real estate, what are you going to do? Are you going to send mortgage checks out on behalf of homeowners to the lenders? . . . . You’d have to be crazy to think when real estate opens up it will be trading at the prices in February. We will get a 25% haircut from the get go . . . because we are going to have to deal with a lot of speculative excesses. . . . Minimum, it will be down 25%, which will bring us close to the 2007-2008 where real estate across the country lost about 33% of its value. I have been saying for a long time that real estate will sink 70% with maybe a 90% drop in second homes. Everything has come back from the last time, but I think we are going to do the whole 70% drop in value this next time.”

Ackerman also thinks cash will be valuable in the future because it will be rare. Ackerman points out that the “debt being destroyed and defaulted on dwarfs the amount of money printing” for now, and that is deflationary. So, he likes cash in the near term and gold in the longer term. Ackerman contends, “What do we use to buy stuff now? We use credit cards or real cash pretty much. If we have deleveraging of the derivatives market and the daisy chain and clearing relationships for credit cards and debit cards . . . I don’t think that system would survive the implosion of the derivatives market. So, it leaves you with cash and barter. I hate to say it, but we are going to get there at some point. . . . This could happen tomorrow because of some little accident. You don’t know–like nobody knew the coronavirus was coming.”

Ackerman says he likes gold because even in deflation, debt default and destruction, “Gold will hold its value. . . . Gold is catching on now because of uncertainty and not inflation—yet.”

In closing, Ackerman says, “I still believe we are going to have a deflationary abyss to cross before we get to the hyperinflation of the mind where people realize the government’s obligation either to default on Treasury debt or not is the crux of the hyperinflation argument. Yes, at that point, I have to acknowledge the Fed can print money without limit, and they may have to.”

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  1. Gina M Mancarella

    You can delete the truth Greg, but You cant hide !

    • Greg Hunter

      Gina,
      You sure about that?
      Greg

      • SJ

        These trolls are becoming tiresome. Do you respond to them to increase internet traffic?

        • Greg Hunter

          SJ,
          I respond to them to let people know what the evil globalists are thinking and trying to thought shape. You only see the few I post there are 10 times the amount I do not post and just delete.
          Greg

      • Rob

        I actually feel very sorry for folks like Gina who have no idea this very temporal world is nothing more than a proving grounds for where we deserve to spend eternity:
        https://sumofthyword.com/2019/03/16/psalm-82-the-congregation-of-god/

        • JungianINTP

          Rob, feel sorry for Gina . . . because she secretly harbors a serious crush on Greg Hunter (( see his photo )).

          I could apply my understanding of Jungian psychology, to persuade you and Greg of the above observation—but to write an explanation would embarrass Gina.

          – and, NO!, guys, I’m a 47-years-married hetero, who gets crushed by attractive women—and my wife tolerates that –

          -Rick

        • John James

          Sum Of Thy Word
          THE SUM OF THY WORD IS TRUTH; AND EVERY ONE OF THY RIGHTEOUS ORDINANCES ENDURETH FOR EVER. (PSALM 119:160
          https://sumofthyword.com/2017/02/17/trinity-true-or-false/
          Rob, Now I know where your coming from! You and eddieMD seem to come from different points of view, that I ENJOY GREATLY. USAWatchdog is the cosumate world forume for truth rightiouseness and the American way
          New Living Translation
          As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.
          ◄ Proverbs 27:17 ►
          https://biblehub.com/proverbs/27-17.htm
          The truth will set us free and freedom of speech amongst friends, ladies and gentleman, setting mankind free, in the freedom of the sons of God! Amen! LOVE Never Fails!
          https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=freedom+of+the+sons+of+god&&view=detail&mid=2793D95187356192FC2F2793D95187356192FC2F&&FORM=VDRVRV

        • eddiemd

          https://sumofthyword.com/2017/02/17/trinity-true-or-false/

          This link is heresy. False doctrine. You are a false teacher. You have twisted the Word of God. Beware!

          • eddiemd

            You teach a version of the Mormon doctrine. A false doctrine. You deny the Deity of Jesus Christ.
            I read your blogsite. Deception disguised as Truth. Beware! Take heed! You teach false doctrine.

            Proverbs 30:6
            Do not add to His words, Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.

            Revelation 22:18-19
            18 For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

            • Rob

              And no I am not a “mormon” nor do I belong to any denomination because they all have some leaven:

              1 Corinthians 5:6-8 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? (7) Purge out the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, even as ye are unleavened. For our passover also hath been sacrificed, even Christ: (8) wherefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

              • eddiemd

                You are a false prophet. You deny the Deity of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. He is the Almighty God made manifest in the flesh. You deny this in your own writings.
                Repent before it is too late.

                • paul ...

                  You know … all Christians who follow Jesus should not be buying stocks (that go up with little to no earnings) … as they are showing disrespect to Jesus by following “false profits”!!!

            • eddiemd

              You deny the Deity of Jesus Christ. There is nothing else to say.

              Your teaching does not affirm the Deity of Jesus Christ. You are a liar and deceiver. Beware.

            • eddiemd

              Someday Rob you will stand before the judgment seat of Jesus Christ. You can explain your position to Him at that time.

          • Rob

            I am not sure why my first reply to eddiemd was not posted but here it is again:
            Hmm, so I simply pull many associated precepts together from here a little there a little as we are instructed by Isaiah to understand our Father’s message! Then I simply agree with what the scriptures are teaching in their sum and you call it false teaching???:
            Isaiah 28:9-10 Whom will he teach knowledge? and whom will he make to understand the message? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts? (10) For it is precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, there a little.
            I clearly prove Jesus is “deity” and a God but one must understand why the prefix “most high” is used when speaking of our Father that even the possessed understood:
            Luke 8:28 And when he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the Most High God? I beseech thee, torment me not.

            • eddiemd

              Perfect. You validate my point.

              As you have written…

              “I clearly prove Jesus is “deity” and a God….

              Jesus Christ of Nazareth is not just “a God”. He is God in the flesh. Coequal with the Almighty God the Father and the Holy Spirit. Emmanuel- God with us. Wonderful Counselor. Almighty God. Eternal Father.

              The Truth will set you free.

        • eddiemd

          Read the details of Rob’s website on the Trinity. He states that Trinity doctrine is a false doctrine. Read his blog on the Psalm 82 also. It is false teaching.

          Don’t believe me. Read it for yourself. Read his comments in between the Scripture especially. It is written in a deceptive manner.

          • Greg Hunter

            Eddie MD,
            The Bible totally backs you up without any grey area. Jesus told John to baptise people in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
            Greg

          • Rob

            Compiling scripture as precept upon precept as Father told us to do in Isaiah chapter 28 and then agreeing with what the scripture is actually saying is not being deceptive.

            1 Corinthians 4:6 Now these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes; that in us ye might learn not to go beyond the things which are written; that no one of you be puffed up for the one against the other.

            The trinity doctrine declares the Father and Jesus are coequal but that can not be true if Jesus declares His Father “my God” while on the cross before His resurrection?:

            Matthew 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

            Then Jesus declared His Father “my God” after His resurrection but before His final ascension into heaven:

            John 20:17 Jesus saith to her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended unto the Father: but go unto my brethren, and say to them, I ascend unto my Father and your Father, and my God and your God.

            Then Jesus declared His Father “my God” 4 times after His ascension while seated at the right hand of His Father:

            Revelation 3:12 He that overcometh, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go out thence no more: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God, and mine own new name.

      • Bob

        This red state blue state talk is crap

      • eddiemd

        1 Chronicles 21:7-13

        7 And God was displeased with this thing; therefore He struck Israel. 8 So David said to God, “I have sinned greatly, because I have done this thing; but now, I pray, take away the iniquity of Your servant, for I have done very foolishly.”
        9 Then the Lord spoke to Gad, David’s seer, saying, 10 “Go and tell David, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord: “I offer you three things; choose one of them for yourself, that I may do it to you.” ’ ”
        11 So Gad came to David and said to him, “Thus says the Lord: ‘Choose for yourself, 12 either three years of famine, or three months to be defeated by your foes with the sword of your enemies overtaking you, or else for three days the sword of the Lord—the plague in the land, with the angel of the Lord destroying throughout all the territory of Israel.’ Now consider what answer I should take back to Him who sent me.”
        13 And David said to Gad, “I am in great distress. Please let me fall into the hand of the Lord, for His mercies are very great; but do not let me fall into the hand of man.”

        Let me fall into the hand of the Lord. His mercy is very great. Now is the day of salvation. Seek Him, Jesus Christ of Nazareth. He is the King of Kings. His Name is above all Names. He is coming back soon. He is the Messiah! He is the Almighty God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Glory to the King of Kings!

        Seek Jesus Christ of Nazareth! Glorify Him!

        The Blood of Jesus has set me free from the law of sin and death! The Truth has set me free! He is the Truth!

        • eddiemd

          Joshua 10:7-14
          7 So Joshua ascended from Gilgal, he and all the people of war with him, and all the mighty men of valor. 8 And the Lord said to Joshua, “Do not fear them, for I have delivered them into your hand; not a man of them shall stand before you.” 9 Joshua therefore came upon them suddenly, having marched all night from Gilgal. 10 So the Lord routed them before Israel, killed them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, chased them along the road that goes to Beth Horon, and struck them down as far as Azekah and Makkedah. 11 And it happened, as they fled before Israel and were on the descent of Beth Horon, that the Lord cast down large hailstones from heaven on them as far as Azekah, and they died. There were more who died from the hailstones than the children of Israel killed with the sword.
          12 Then Joshua spoke to the Lord in the day when the Lord delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel:

          “Sun, stand still over Gibeon;
          And Moon, in the Valley of Aijalon.”
          13
          So the sun stood still,
          And the moon stopped,
          Till the people had revenge
          Upon their enemies.

          Is this not written in the Book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day. 14 And there has been no day like that, before it or after it, that the Lord heeded the voice of a man; for the Lord fought for Israel.

          All the people of war. The mighty men of valor. We the people of God. Our modern weapons: prayer, the sword of the Word, the sword of the Spirit, the Testimony of our Lord Jesus Christ. We look to You, Almighty God. Our Shield. Not by might, not by power, but by Your Spirit, Oh Lord!

          Daniel 11:32
          ;but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.

          The Almighty God made the earth stand still! Glory to the King, Jesus Christ of Nazareth! He is our God!

          Pour out Your Spirit Oh LORD! How Great is our God!

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3Q2XgcZp2o

          • eddiemd

            Blessed be the Name of the LORD!

            All the nations will worship Him! Beautiful! He is enthroned on the Praises of His people!

            Hungarian/Magyarul
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxSxbLko18s

            Romanian/Romanul
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlIKHIuCi2U

            Ukrainian
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsUcYj2-LKE

            Give Praise to the King of Kings! Jesus Christ of Nazareth! He will set you free! Seek Him! The Way, the Truth, the Light!

            • eddiemd

              Psalm 65:4-9
              4
              Blessed is the man You choose,
              And cause to approach You,
              That he may dwell in Your courts.
              We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house,
              Of Your holy temple.
              5
              By awesome deeds in righteousness You will answer us,
              O God of our salvation,
              You who are the confidence of all the ends of the earth,
              And of the far-off seas;
              6
              Who established the mountains by His strength,
              Being clothed with power;
              7
              You who still the noise of the seas,
              The noise of their waves,
              And the tumult of the peoples.
              8
              They also who dwell in the farthest parts are afraid of Your signs;
              You make the outgoings of the morning and evening rejoice.
              9
              You visit the earth and water it,
              You greatly enrich it;
              The river of God is full of water;
              You provide their grain,
              For so You have prepared it.

              Yes. The river of God is full of Living Water. He gives freely to His people! Blessed is the man and woman who dwell in His courts! They shall be satisfied with the Goodness of His Holy Temple! Jesus Christ in us, the Hope of Salvation! His Grace, Wisdom, Love, Goodness, Faithfulness poured out into us! Excellent! Seek Him, Jesus Christ of Nazareth! He is near!

        • paul ...

          In the time of Jesus … we did not have to wear masks … as we now do in the “Time of Thieves” … where Gates and Buffet (want to be our “false messiahs” ) … https://www.instagram.com/p/B-_g8ZAhVnk/?utm_source=ig_embed … our world is full of “false messiahs” … from the Fake News “blowhards” to the Bankster and Deep State “oligarchs” … guess we shouldn’t be surprised … they’ve been around in every era of man’s history!!!

    • Ray

      Are you speaking to Greg or Hillary?

    • rwmctrofholz

      “Like with a cloth?”

    • DanielSong39

      Biden is doing both so I guess it’s possible?

    • al

      What would this podcast be without Gina the clown? Thanks for the laugh

    • Charles H

      Gina,

      You are a nameless female, that once used-up – will be cast aside to perish. So give your overlords the propaganda they seek. In the end – not even your femininity will have any value. You are a tool: but can’t even see it. The first Rule of Assassination: “kill the assassin”. The First Rule of the Faceless Tool: used them up to the max – then discard them. The idea that you have to spew this false rhetoric is proof – that of the 1%-er Club: you ain’t in it.
      The bottom-line in Life is – whether the end brings you out well. You believe you are on the Right Side; and there will be a place for you in that Utopia? The cruelty that you view toward the conservative side – will be fully turned upon you. You think others of your ilk will treat you better than you treat us here?!?? When the going gets rough one of two things happen. Those who are loving: help others, who can be helped. The other is that the incompassionate engage in a feeding frenzy among themselves – to survive. So you either get to eat your own, or be eaten of your own. Nice, huh?

      You best may consider getting right with God and Eternity through the Person of Jesus Christ and His redeeming work of the Gospel. There are only two sides to a coin: and Eternity will prove which is Right. Don’t fail yourself.

    • Edna James

      Your so right on this one Gina and I pray for you both!

  2. paul ...

    As Rick suggests … the Fed “will” print money without limit … this is why the following Gold chart is showing Gold about to move from $1,753 to $2,000 dollars per ounce … https://www.thetechnicaltraders.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/chart2-18.png … and while Bank of America sees $3000 dollar Gold … Fibonacci researchers are now targeting $3,750 dollars per ounce for Gold!! … https://www.thetechnicaltraders.com/fibonacci-price-amplitude-arcs-predict-big-gold-breakout/

    • Sir Manley Robinson

      Paul the likes of you and me have been saying the Fed will print money into oblivion for years. Glad the ‘experts’ are finally catching up lol.

  3. Anthony Australia

    Awesome interview Greg.

    God speed my brother.

  4. William Stanley

    Mr. Hunter:
    Thanks!
    I especially enjoyed Mr. Ackerman’s thought-provoking discussion of the real estate market.

  5. Dexter Sling

    Does Gina M. M. need some mental health help?

  6. Mike

    Correct me if im wrong but the last time i recall seeing Rick on your show a year or two ago now he was calling for gold to go down to 700 like harry dent

    • Greg Hunter

      Mike,
      I don’t remember that but I could be wrong. He has always supported gold but not really high prices for it because. as he says, he is a “deflationist.”
      Greg

      • Cheri Rodriguez

        Good interview. The only place where Ackerman bungles it is his idea that there can be another WPA or CCC like in the 1930s to get the unemployed back to work. That was when the U.S. was 90% White Christian. Now you’ve got a country on the brink of Civil War II. Republicans. Democrats. Pro-Trump. Anti-Trump. White Nationalists. Black Nationalists. Hispanic Nationalists. Radical Muslims. If you think you’re getting them all together to repair bridges or build another Hoover Dam you’re nuts.

      • Mike

        Its amusing to see many of your guests including catherine were years in denial about gold and the economic collapse that u, bill holter and a handful of others trumpet only to year after year start floating into the same area of thought

        • Sir Manly Robinson

          Yeah, this is a good point, actually. Clearly this was going to end in a collapse of some sort. The likes of Catherine Austin Fitts and Martin Armstrong seemed to be vague and skirt around this subject even though it was obvious to everybody else. Bill Holter called this exactly. He said that the elites would orchestrate some crisis to cover the collapse (he mentioned the possibility of a world war) and avoid blame. I prefer straight takers like Bill Holter and Greg Mannarino to vague people.

      • Cassandra calling

        Problem with deflationists is we have these things called central banks.

      • Eric

        I followed Rick for a while and even his subscription. He has called for much lower gold prices for a long time.
        His statements today prognosticating inflation made me stand up and notice because he’s always predicted deflation as the final end result.
        So I see he’s coming around that inflation is always a currency event and we already see that is the chosen route by our corrupt leaders and bankers.

        • William Stanley

          Eric:
          RE: “inflation is a currency event”
          Milton Friedman would agree (as you seem to know):
          “Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon in the sense that it is and can be produced only by a more rapid increase in the quantity of money than in output.

          Friedman (1970) The Counter-Revolution in Monetary Theory.

        • Sir Manly Robinson

          I think a lot of these experts underestimate the capacity of central banks to create inflation and underestimate peoples’ desire to take the short term easy option.

    • Anthony Australia

      Dent is a dud with an agenda.

      • Paul DownUnder

        Pray, who doesn’t have an agenda?

        • Crybabe

          yes but having an agenda doesn’t mean you always have to be wrong like Dent. If some of these people had to work an honest job they would be in trouble.

  7. R J Wolf

    Thanks for bringing Rick on the Early Sunday Release. Good interview!! I remember when I was a young adolescent my Dad teaching me to keep life as simple as possible. It has since been revised by modern business to KISS, (keep it simple stupid). Gee , what concept! I’m just a simple guy who lives in a simple house, drives a simple car. Out of debt completely. I have Gold & Silver, guns with ammo. I’m a conservative, dah! and I consider myself a Christian. Thanks Dad for the “words of wisdom” Thanks again Greg!!!!!

  8. paul ...

    Speaking of deleting the truth Gina … did you have your child vaccinated by Big Pharma who delete the truth about their vaccines? … https://go2.thetruthaboutvaccines.com/docuseries/episode-4/?utm_campaign=ttav&utm_medium=email&utm_source=all-actives-ttav&utm_content=ep4-ttav-2020-apr25-845pm&a_aid=5903de82cac79

    • paul ...

      Hey Gina … Is Bill Gates “deleting the truth” (when he defends China who disappeared the doctors who were trying to tell the truth about the Corona Virus) … Gate’s vehemently defends China’s initial response to the Corona Virus … which was very likely to follow Big Pharma’s orders “to set the world standard for the response to the virus outbreak” (by doing a complete shutdown) so as to make it easy for Big Pharma to later force a massive vaccination program “onto the world” !! …
      https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/china-did-lot-things-right-bill-gates-defends-ccp-slams-america-over-handling

  9. paul ...

    Yeah, right Goldman … just like Silverstein had no advance knowledge about 9-11 and was furiously buying building collapse insurance on his WTC buildings!! … https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/goldman-was-furiously-buying-mortgage-bonds-days-feds-massive-bailout

    • paul ...

      Then we have Big Pharma who furiously worked on and got a patent on a vaccine for the Corona Virus “before the event” … and these Judah’s are worse then the one 2000 years ago that simply set up God’s son for extermination for real money (silver) … the current Judah’s are setting up all our sons (and daughters) for vaccine extermination for fake money (Fed debt IOU’s)!!!

  10. Maria das Santos

    Thanks Mr Hunter and Mr Ackerman,seriously if this is America’s future we outside the USA will be utterly distressed.In Europe,just up the Channel Tunnel,the crazies are in power and wielding it with no sense of come-back,loathsome authoritarianism has raised its ugly head and the backlash will be unfathomable at this time.”Starving people in houses and apartments seems like a good idea?”in Spain and Italy.Not that here in the UK the gallop of fascism has not raised its ugly head,this new socialism/communism has engulfed the political body and policing body like a very fast disease.We now exist under draconian laws that were not needed since 23rdMarch 2020 where their own analysis saw a collapse in R nought and still they went ahead and saw fit to resurrect Bolshevik led Stasi regime.Parliament has been virtual and rescinding these emergency powers should have been priority.Instead our “ill”Prime Minister has squandered his lead if he can survive another coup supposedly.(By the way is using Cipramil and other anti-anxiolitics a new treatment for Sars-S?).People here have had enough in London and were out Saturday(25thApril) shopping at markets in a sunny capital.If the government do not cease their nonsense they are laying themselves bare to their own superfluousness.Our own Tory Grandees today Sunday 26th April 2020,have obviously read Mr Martin Armstrong’s letter to Mr Trump,and demanding that the country be opened up today.
    Still,our economy here in the UK is a disaster and the pretence of building is on Prozac as if it is immune.Our banks are lurking guzzling Bank of England printed money and paying fat bonuses whilst the geniuses of hedge funds are virtuously and coyly but with regret taking large chunks of money to “aid the economy” my derriere.At some point theses wretches must flee to the confines of the fascist state in Europe.
    China must be terribly miffed to be the butt of so much acrimony having paid so much bribes out,this can’t end well.

    • Greg Hunter

      Thanks for the reporting and analysis from the UK!!
      Greg

    • Coalburner

      Double thanks MdS!

  11. Pete

    Great interview… thank you.

  12. Sir Manly Robinson

    Yes, but these experts that point out the limitations of gold always seem to tout farmland as the answer. Farmland has serious drawbacks too.

    1) How are you going to stop the starving hordes stealing the food (crops and farm animals) off your farmland? And don’t say with a gun because some of these people will be armed as well.
    2) What is to stop the government confiscating food or the land itself?
    3) Will the government introduce/increase land taxes?
    4) Farmland is not portable.

    • Bob Lamb

      All those things MIGHT happen, but what is 100% SURE is you can’t eat gold. Beans 1st, bullets, then bullion.

      • Sir Manly Robinson

        Anything might happen that’s the point isn’t it. To be prepared for any eventuality. Gold confiscation might happen or it might not. People might be starving or they might not. You can bet if people are starving they are going to the nearest farm when the supermarkets are empty. Are people going to guard their crops and animals 24 hours a day?

    • paul ...

      We don’t need to buy a farm … we can farm at home … growing sprouts … all you need is seven jars for a continuous supply of fresh vegetables … simply start a new jar sprouting each day of the week … and this “farm” is portable, private and tax free!! … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ_nGyCPjuw

      • paul ...

        Put a couple of chickens in the back yard and you can survive eating “egg salad sandwiches with sprouted greens” every day!!

    • William Stanley

      SMR:
      1. Guns work against starving, armed thieves. If someone has to die, try to make sure it’s them, and not you and your family.
      2. Guns.
      3. Yes, tyrannical government might try to steal your land via unreasonable taxes — unless you and others protect your rights with guns.
      4. That’s one reason why you need to defend it with guns.

      • William Stanley

        5. Gold, also, needs to be protected with, yes, guns.

        • Sir Manly Robinson

          I disagree with this point and I think you are missing one of the main benefits of gold. Gold doesn’t necessarily need to be defended with guns. A couple of gold coins can be hidden and forgotten about until needed.

          • William Stanley

            SMR,
            Yes; and a good point. And thanks for responding to my (sometimes “playful”) comments with such consideration and grace.

            I don’t own any farmland (although, I envy those who do); and I’m a strong proponent of precious metals. I just consider lead to be one of them. (On a personal note: The highlight of my day today was when I got my renewed concealed-carry license in the mail).

      • Sir Manly Robinson

        I understand your points and they are well made. The guest was listing draw backs to gold then offered farmland as a suggestion as a good investment without listing the drawbacks. I was trying to redress the balance. Actually one advantage of gold over farmland, actually, is you can hide it and it doesn’t need to be monitored all the time.

        • Sir Manly Robinson

          The point is a lot of people that criticise gold speculate about its usefulness in the worst case scenario, as in food is scarce and everyone is starving, hence: ‘you cant eat gold’. No one will trade food for gold is the conclusion.
          So it is only fair to evaluate farmland in the same worst case scenario: a world where starving people roam the lands looking for their next meal. You don’t think in this case people will invade farms looking for food or that governments will take over farms or confiscate produce?
          Do you think farmers will be vigilant 24 hours every day or have an inexhaustible supply of ammo to repel the masses?
          Maybe Paul has the right idea and go incognito and grow sprouts indoors. The chickens in the yard, I fear, will become someone else’s supper.

          • William Stanley

            SMR,
            RE: 24-hour vigilance and ammo

            “Community” is among the most valuable of assets in worst-case scenarios. Defense from “the masses” (indeed, from most violent threats in without-rule-of-law, WROL, scenarios) is best dealt with at the “community” level, not at our individual front doors. Hence the need to develop mutual-assistance groups and/or neighborhood watches with “teeth” (a type of “militia”). They are more common than is commonly known.

            • Sir Manly Robinson

              yes that is a good point William. Community would be important for protecting. I am not saying farmland is a bad investment, just that the drawbacks need to be considered.

  13. The Queen's Regent

    I think the main difference between physical gold and silver is that gold is considered as a financial asset by big money whilst silver is not. However, in the event of a rush into physical gold, silver will have to be swept along too as there is not enough physical gold so people will eventually have to turn towards silver.

  14. Joe Lalonde

    Greg,
    In Canada, the Prime Minister controls the money creation and they now are using the Bank of Canada to get an unlimited supply. Our Premier of Ontario could do this blame game that our Politicians love to play where they piss on the hand that feeds them for very good reason with this globalization that has screwed our province in which we have no storage supplies of protective equipment due to this just in time manufacturing system and outsourcing everything to other countries.
    You’ve seen our Prime Minister Justin Trudeau being a screwball around the world.
    But he has taken the high road and blames decades of systematic failures.
    Our group homes and Seniors residences are getting absolutely decimated with this virus and mostly being spread by the healthcare workers who have no protective gear to use.
    The other countries are every man for themselves which closed off much needed supplies. So now, we have to try and retool to create our own as this is what Canada’s lockdown is all about. Different countries have supplies to reopen their country while Canada is still behind the eight ball and trying to generate our own.
    We have a massive shortage of healthcare workers who refuse to work and many are sick from lack of protective equipment.

    I myself will be fine in this new system as I was well informed by other means such as yourself.

    Thank you Greg!

    • The Queen's Regent

      Wrong!!! You are part of the Commonwealth and Canada’s money creation is controlled by the Queen. Your bullion is also stamped with an image of the Queen.

      “The Bank of Canada (BoC; French: Banque du Canada) is a Crown corporation and Canada’s central bank.”
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bank_of_Canada

      “In Canada, Crown corporations, within either the federal or provincial spheres, are owned by the monarch, as the institution’s sole legal shareholder; this follows the legal premise that the Crown, as an institution, owns all the property of state. Crown corporations, although owned in right of the Crown, are in fact operated at arm’s length from the Queen-in-Council (the government) with direct control over operations only being exerted over the corporation’s budget and the appointment of its chairperson and directors through Orders-in-Council.
      Some Crown corporations are expected to be profitable organisations, while others are non-commercial and rely entirely on public funds to operate.[1] Further, in the federal sphere, certain Crown corporations can be an agent or non-agent of the Queen in Right of Canada. One with agent status is entitled to the same constitutional prerogatives, privileges, and immunities held by the Crown and can bind the Crown by its acts. The Crown is thus entirely responsible for the actions of these organisations. The Crown is not liable for Crown corporations with non-agent status, except for actions of that corporation carried out on instruction from the government, though there may be “moral obligations” on the part of the Crown in other circumstances.”
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_corporations_of_Canada

  15. Claude

    Greg, I’m not so optimistic about a National Service Corp. Maybe Rick doesn’t get out much, but half of this younger generation is too fat to do most anything, and the rest have never had a callous on their hands or know how to even change a tire. Good luck with getting these folks to give us fast (or slow) trains, fixing pot holes, bridges, or doing most anything to repair America. Presently our plan seems to just pay them to stay home. Maybe we should stick with that.

    • Bumblebee

      Yeah and which generation popularised social welfare?

      • Self Exiled

        President Johnson with the help of a Democratic Congress. It was his big idea.

    • Doug

      Your the only comment relevant to the theme layed out in the interview. And on top of that it kinda sounded like a Bernie sanders set up for socialism.
      The Devils in the details and man oh man there’s endless dirty details.

    • Jo right

      Well at least we have Trump bailing out money to everyone.

  16. Self Exiled

    The FBI has nothing better to do during times like this.
    https://www.informationliberation.com/?id=61404

    • paul ...

      The FBI are now “medical doctors” denying people the right to take vitamins??? … I thought it was only Big Pharma who had the right to deny people “their right to choose what was injected into their own bodies”!!!

      • William Jefferson _______

        Self Exile,
        It must work. That’s why they want it stopped.
        Also, the stuff is cheap as dirt. Where’s the profit margin in that?
        When you follow the money, you find answers.
        Big Pharma does not want the truth to be known….they want a panic stricken public buying their expensive meds to save their life, when a cheap alternative would do as well, or really work. Nutrition is a cure, that is usually permanent. Not good for sales, eh!
        A lot of powerful politicians from all parties are heavily invested in big pharma……you can figure it out for yourselves….the answer is simple.
        Follow the money.
        Big Pharma also provides advertising $ for the CFR controlled news and entertainment outlets.
        “The Council of Councils is a CFR initiative connecting leading foreign policy institutes from around the world in a common conversation on issues of global governance and multilateral cooperation.” – Council on Foreign Relations
        Read: “None Dare Call it Conspiracy” – Gary Allen, 1971 – read online – pdf available
        Big Pharma still showing the homeopathic industry the door with their power and influence after all these years. “Excuse me…excuse me – can’t be injecting people with a vitamin the the body can never overdose on to strengthen your immune system. We must shut down this racket immediately in the name of big pharma to reiterate their relevancy and monopoly on attributing to the empire of money made from mass drug addiction, overdosing and more deaths.”

        • Self Exiled

          A doctor prescribed Lipitor for me years ago. I was getting to the age they start finding things wrong with you. This doctor found so many thing wrong with me I never went back. I threw away the prescription and set myself up on herbs and vitamins. Very strong for another 20 years, until I went to a third world country and could not replace my own regimentation. A friend’s wife received the same prescription, same doctor, same diagnosis, she died 6 years latter, kidney failure. Half my friends have died of cancer.

  17. Jerry

    Greg,
    Just about the time you think it couldn’t get any worse, it does.
    https://www.warren.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/2020.04.07%20Letter%20to%20Deutsche%20Bank%20re%20Trump%20Org.pdf

    The senate asking for documents concerning Donald Trumps dealings with Deutsche Bank. At the height of the coronavirus Elizabeth Warren launches another investigation. How caring? It really shows just how much the deep state cares about us, and just how much trouble we’re really in. What’s even worse? There’s more dead bankers at Deutsche Bank, than there were pedophiles on Jeffrey Epstein’s island. Still no arrest by Barr or the justice departments, unless you want to consider we’ve all been arrested and put under lockdown for the last 38 days?

    • Jerr

      Speaking of trouble,
      I might add that your readers read page 18 of this report.
      http://www.nommeraadio.ee/meedia/pdf/RRS/Rockefeller%20Foundation.pdf

      If you thought 9/11 was a doozy, you’re gonna love this. I guess it’s all one great big coincidence. You know, like Eve eating the apple in the garden of eden? There are two plans going forward, and two kingdoms to serve in.Which one do you want to be in? I for one choose to serve the one who laid his life down for me. Get your spiritual house in order everyone.

      • Jerry

        Part two of my last post.
        Cashless society on the way, thanks to the central banks.
        https://youtu.be/Oh6nvslP4sQ

        I used to think that he who has the gold makes the rules. But now I’m under the impression that he who makes the rules determines what gold is worth? Determines what paper is worth? Determines what a piece of plastic with a chip in it is worth? Determines what small business is worth? Determines what we are worth?

        Like Pavlov’s dog we are being conditioned by the globalist to accept our new reality. “ Here take that $1200. and get back in your dog house, and don’t come out until we tell you to”. See how easy that was? Like a Mexican Marxist once said. “ We don’t need no stinking army to take their freedom away. They’ll give it to us for free”. So far ……..it sure looks like he was right.

        In last days it was said that the constitution would hang
        by a thread. Are we there yet?

  18. A. E Jones. JR

    REGARDING THE COLLAPSE OF THE REAL ESTATE MARKET: I spent my business career in the real estate business as estate liquidator and certified general real estate appraiser. I went into the family business in 1973. The market was smoking up until around 1979 when interest rates went to 21%. The market died. The phone did not ring for months. I ask my dad one day when he thought things would get back to normal. His answer was: “I hate tell you this, but this is the normal. What we have been living through since you came on board was abnormal.” I remember when it all started. We decided to purchase an apartment complex around 1975. My dad called the savings and loan and asked them the terms of a loan. They responded that they would lend 100% of the sale price at 8%. My dad looked and me and said this is going to drives prices through the roof and eventually destroy the real estate market. At the time, a minimum of 20% equity down was iron clad and the norm. I remember vividly when the news announced that President Nixon took us off the gold standard. My dad replied that “nothing will stop them now. The cow is out of the barn.”
    I watch a commercial on TV all the time in which a retired Navy Admiral who works for a finance company tells veterans they will loan them 100% of the sale price with no appraisal. I ask myself: How do they know the price without an appraisal? My dad used to tell people that he would buy anything from them at whatever price they were asking if they would allow him to set the terms of the loan. This is the very class of people that get wiped out in the coming crisis. My dad told me another gem of wisdom once: “The best way to kill a monkey is to give him a piece of rope, let him out of the cage and it is just a matter of time before you find him hanging from a tree.” There is nothing new under the Sun. This is just a remake of an old saga. New faces, new places but always the same result. A tree full of dead monkeys.

    • Coalburner

      Thanks AE….

    • Occasnltrvlr

      Thank you for sharing your reflections on your father’s valuable insights.

  19. William Betts

    Greg:
    What it looks like from what I read this morning, that this whole thing with COV-19 is a operation by the deep state to bring down Trump and put our country into a Great Depression; and make China the #1 in the world. What you need to do Greg is fine out how bad all these test devices were contaminated with COV-19. This means the ones that China sent over here, and the initial ones that we put out to test people especially in the Northeast.. What I want to know is who all is involved here in USA? Where was our intellengent agencies? If this proves true, this is the worst thing that ever happened to America in it’s history. How far will one go to gain power????

    • Cole

      I think had they been able to impeach Trump we may have never had this virus.

    • Self Exiled

      Where were the intelligence agencies during the Jack Kennedy and Robert Kennedy assassination? They’ve been busy, monitoring places like Ruby Ridge. They’ve been busy monitoring places like Waco texas. They’ve been busy monitoring during 911? Always monitoring, supporting, aiding, and abetting: and the CIA is issuing conspiracy warnings: and the citizens are thinking: we must be concerned about the prepares, gold bugs, gun nuts, independent thinkers, [the self exiled]. The plan has always been in play and continues, unabated, even the exposure of the planners is part of the plan.

      ”And [his] master praised the dishonest [unjust] manager for acting shrewdly and prudently; for the sons of this age are shrewder and more prudent and wiser in [in relation to] their own generation [to their own age and kind] than are the sons of light. Luke 16:8

      ”When the Author steps on stage, the play is over.”

      • Self Exiled

        You asked: ”How far will one go to gain power????”

        I asked before what might the NWO elite globalist do next if they do not get the desired effect from the Covid 19.

        https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/forget-pandemic-could-kill-90-us-population

        Gina; who posts here claims the power brokers will extinguish the resistance, and I quote: ” It depends on deployments at the time. Could be National Guard. Could be regular Army US infantry. Could be private security forces such as Academi. Our leadership can put it in motion as soon as Trump is deposed either at the polls in November or through the next impeachment process.” This may not be to far fetched, if I remember correctly Obama early retired many of the constitutionally inclined Generals and staff at the Pentagon the first two years of his office. If I where Trump I would call back into service all who hve been released.

    • joe right

      This situation is bigger than America. Why do Americans think the world revolves around them? Why on earth would Dubai be in lockdown to remove Trump? This is more than America. It’s about the dawn of the new world order.

  20. Russ

    Thanks Greg, interesting thoughts. There’s going to be a reset and debt forgiveness will be part of that — but there should be strings attached for some of that debt. The jobs program Rick discussed might have a recruitment base in all those folks with huge college debt (graduates or not) who can’t find a job. Now that they have a degree they can join this service corps and maybe learn job skills. I’m not sure the Army & Navy are the right folks to be doing the training although the discipline instilled by a Marine drill sergeant brings a smile to my face.

    I kinda like the idea of using this service corps to break the unions. The unions are what drove Illinois and other states to insolvency with their lucrative pension plans. Leadership of those unions need to be shown the door. While we don’t want to fall into China’s slave labor mentality, we also don’t want to train a workforce that goes right back to bankrupting the retirement system.

    • paul ...

      Here is an interesting thought … we are ordered to maintain six feet of social distancing on the street … yet when we are on the street (in our cars) … social distancing of only one foot is allowed??

      • paul ...

        One would think the confined space inside a car would be more conducive to spreading the virus and therefore only one person should be allowed in any car!!

        • paul ...

          And this means only one person in an elevator also!!

          • JC

            paul… keep going, don’t stop now, you’re on a roll.

            • paul ...

              And … one person (Bill Gates) on planet Earth!!

    • Lucas Doolin

      Democrat politicians destroyed Illinois.

  21. A. E Jones. JR

    The Bursting of the Australian Real Estate Bubble – Special Report with Mike Maloney

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbiQe2Moq8E

  22. al

    WOW WOW WOW !!! Rick is rarely on our circles, but when he’s on he’s a wealth of information. Keep in mind he’s basically a trader so when he says gold will go to $2,300 or so, he means short term before a pullback then higher prices.

    He used the term “Bysentine”, which means 2 or more entitiess must agree on a single strategy in order to avoid complete failure. Pure faith doesn’t do it, it’s a matter of lack of trust. Bitcoin works on this principal with their miners and consensus protocol. What he is saying is that banks don’t trust each other, so it’s a problem there. I wish he elaborated on that more.

    I had to slow Youtube down to 75% so I can grab every word. I plan to listen to this podcast several times over.
    Greg, please get your shows on audio, there are several services out there. I’d love to download the audio.

    Thank you again for an excellent EXCELLENT interview

    • Ray

      Hi Al,
      You can already download the audio via a YouTube downloading program.
      Easily searched, installed and usable……plenty out there on the web.
      I have many downloads (and burn the best ones to disc for safe keeping …..you never know when the Gubbermint is gonna delete files inside your own computer!)
      Regards,
      Ray, Canberra, Lap Dog Nation

      • Edna James

        Wow, thanks Roy!

        • Edna James

          Ray! Sorry.

  23. vincent_g

    You have the right guest on now.
    The markets will be shrinking because many people will be out of work.
    As time goes by greater numbers will be out of work due to companies scaling back.

    Real estate will drop to very low levels.
    You can’t print your way out of this problem.
    If you try then you kill the dollar.

    States will have to go bankrupt.
    The Federal government can print the money they need when they spend more than they have.
    States and Cities on the other hand can only raise taxes.
    If not for inflation in the past these states and cities that have brought about crisis in the past would be in serious trouble. But inflation helps them cover their debt.

    With no penalty governments will never be able to live with sound money.
    Being able to declare bankrupt is a penalty that is required to force cities and states to live within their means.

    Now we face the end of inflation.
    Will you want your real estate tax to stay at these levels?
    Here in NYC houses are over a million dollars.
    A ten thousand tax per year is not terrible if the property holds it’s value.
    But if the property falls to 30% of it’s current value how will you deal with that high tax.
    It is quite clear that cities and states will have to cut taxes substantially as they have no choice to do anything else.

    They can’t continue carrying the current debt load that they have.
    I suspect we in NYC are still paying for the debt built up from Mayor Lindsay back in the 1960s

    There is also no choice – States and cities have to be able to declare bankrupt.
    Other wise state and city bailouts will never end.

    I suggest everyone tell their congressman / congresswoman to vote yes on making it law that states, cities and local municipalities can go bankrupt.

  24. Frank from Calgary

    Good Morning Mr. Hunter,

    Appreciate all you do in informing the people and being a real journalist. May the grace of God and the peace of Christ be upon you sir.

    From one of the greatest minds in politics and economics the world has seen, Mr. Thomas Jefferson, “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.”.

    That was written in or about 1776, and how true it rings 250 years later roughly. I have studied economic and financial cycles for many years now both formally and informally. From my assessment I suggest we are going into a period of “stag-bi-inflation”. Stagnant growth coupled with low interest rates for some and much higher rates for others – think credit cards and line of credit, car loans. Deflation on goods such a electronics and homes but inflation on food, insurance and taxes. We are going to get it all at once. I agree cash and PMs will be a crucial component in surviving. Would urge your viewers to really look at silver and do research into the historic gold to silver ratio and where the ratio is at today.

    In closing want to give a shout to all my colleagues in oil in the Permian for Texas and Oklahoma. I reside in Alberta and we have gone through five years of pricing disaster in our economy. I have started petitions to our Federal Government to ban Russian and OPEC oil and focus on North American oil only. To no avail, Trudeau is a Globalist – Soros stooge who does not care one iota about his nation.

    I wish Donald Trump all the success in November as well as true blue Conservatives running for office. God bless the good people of North America and thanks again for all you do Greg.

  25. Thomas

    Last housing crisis they let the home owners go into foreclosure and bailed out the TBTF lenders. Why does Rick think the same thing won’t happen again?
    The job training / work program is needed, but just envision what this program will look like when the left gets their hands on it. People will spend more time on safe spaces and diversity training than actually learning how to build anything.
    No where does Rick talk about the corruption that led us into this mess in the first place. In the end, it doesn’t matter if you buy red chickens or blue chickens. If you let the foxes manage the hen house, you ain’t gettin no eggs.

    • Joe Lalonde

      This Pandemic has clipped Trudeau’s wings a bit with his tragic decisions that are causing so many unnecessary deaths.
      He gave China our stock of protective equipment, threw out millions of 3M manufacturing date expired N95( charcoal expires?), US stopped our shipments of Personal Protection Equipment and China sent back our 2 planes empty of protective equipment.
      Trudeau’s global buddies deserted him in his hour of need. This is why we have to now build our own protection equipment in the middle of this Pandemic with healthcare workers who refuse to go back to work without proper protection.

      • Gary C

        That is what happens when you elect a Tree Hugging UN Globalist
        as a leader. Trudeau will increase the Carbon Tax again, you might as well kiss the Cando goodbye it will be under .61 US

        I have bought more Gold and US Dollars since we elected this Socialist.
        who firmly supports the UN Globalist, just watch him go to the IMF
        for a bailout as he runs out of other people’s money.

  26. Ron Davis

    Greg. Please never have you guest on again. Work program. Another depression under his ideas on work

  27. John

    There are so many different takes on where this might go. The doomsday scenario is not re-opening the economy a.s.a.p. Restore 20 million of the 26 by June 1st and we have a fighting chance to make the best of the bad of a situation. The states that have had bad spending policies and/or refuse to open shouldn’t get federal funding.

    It seemed like Rick devalued precious metals because retailers won’t accept it. It’s obvious to me that the holder will need to convert it cash before going to a store. I’m convinced that gold and silver will only skyrocket if there is a currency reset otherwise it will continue to be suppressed.

    • Sir Manly Robinson

      Yes but will those small and medium sized retailers still be in business on the other side of lockdown?
      If we have hyperinflation currency will lose value.
      If we have a true deflation most currency will be destroyed. A fact conveniently overlooked by the ‘cash is king’ mantra.
      Surely we will have one or the other.

  28. paul ...

    Warning … Be careful folks … nicotine alkaloids” suppress your immune system” lowering your anti-body response and lowering your T-cell proliferation … it may be useful in blocking a “cytokine storm” … but don’t ingest it before hand as it could make you “more susceptible to CoV-19 … https://www.zerohedge.com/health/world-about-panic-hoard-nicotine-products-after-frances-promising-coronavirus-study … at the onset of flu symptoms it would be beneficial to avoid smoking or eating eggplant or drinking black tea (which are high in nicotine)!! … smoking or eating nightshade vegetables should only be done if you know and you are sure your body is in a “cytokine storm”!!!

    • Stan

      Paul: I’ll never give up my Davidoff Double R’s

      • paul ...

        Which is better Stan … Cuban or non-Cuban???

  29. paul ...

    It’s about time … people are beginning to use their “God Given Brains” … after decades of brainwashing by the Main Stream Media, Big Pharma, Deep State Government Entities, etc., etc. , etc. … “they” are losing control over the people!!! … https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/after-decades-brainwashing-msm-governments-are-losing-control-people

  30. paul ...

    You know … anyone taking the time to think … seeing all the signs Big Pharma puts up in drug stores and elsewhere telling us to take the flu shot … realize that taking the flu shot “does not stop the flu from making minor adjustments and continuing to spread year after year after year? … like taking antibiotics does not stop bacterium from making minor adjustments and becoming immune to the antibiotics developed year after year after year? … now we have shut down the world economy because we would not simply shut down Big Pharmas bio-weapon labs …it has taken a massive toll on hard-working Americans (22 million Americans are now unemployed and thousands of businesses are going bust … to feed Big Pharma even more money (like Bill Gates and his buddies don’t have enough??) … why not let our “God given immune system” fight off viruses and bacteria the way it was designed by God to do … instead of letting these “medicine men playing god” (the same way the banksters play god telling us they are doing God’s work) when all they have done to our financial system and our bodies … is Create a Cytokine Storm!!

    • paul ...

      Consider this … you refuse to take the vaccine, your wife refuses to take the vaccine, you don’t allow your kids to take the vaccine … then you send your kids to school and they associate with other kids who were injected with the vaccine (and therefore all these vaccinated kids are now carriers of the virus) they pass it on to your kid … and your kid brings the virus home to you and your wife … what I’m trying to say is … a massive vaccination program “Makes Everyone a Carrier of the Virus” … so why are we doing social distancing, wearing masks and shutting down the world economy (if Big Pharma’s plan is to “vaccinate everyone” and inject the deadly virus into everyone???? …

      • paul ...

        And the real kicker is … latest studies are showing that even injecting the virus into all of us … may not produce the anti-bodies needed to fend off the disease … and people will be re-infected … again and again!!!

        • paul ...

          The reason Bill Gates vaccine solution “is a fraud” … is because evidence is building that our body’s immunity to this bio-weapon Corona Virus “seems to wane quickly” … so we will be injecting 340 Million Americans for nothing (along with nothing but “big bucks” for Gates … along with the 700,000 deaths Gates says his vaccine will kill or maim)!!!
          https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/what-if-covid-19-immunity-doesnt-last-long

  31. Steve Smith

    There is very little time left to act–a few weeks maybe. Our country needs a plan and not a “Whack-a-Mole” approach. First we need to make sure the food supply is stable . Farmers are on the brink especially since the implementation of trade tariffs. Second, we need to do whatever it takes to strengthen healthcare. Your point about what treatments Cuomo and Boris received for Covid-19 is dead on. No more lies and cover ups–cruise line, resorts, Wall Street are not the priorities. Third, energy and utilities must be maintained. Fourth, we must abandon our false religion of politics, reject our Democrat and Republican gods, and hold our leaders and government servants responsible.
    I am a dentist in AZ. The governor said that dental offices could open for elective procedures on May 1st–if we can test for Covid-19. Really?
    We don’t live in a free country. We need to be able to choose to go to the movie theater, restaurants, or the dentist and assume all the consequences. We will never recover holding on to the nanny state and getting a lawyer every time we feel life isn’t fair. Yes, farmers, doctors, and truly essential people will be higher paid than Wall Street cronies, leisure services, and all the other parasites. The time is short. We have to get on the right course NOW! We are going to have a new normal.
    Sorry to be so blunt, but it is my training–lying to a patient is not a treatment or a cure. Please, let’s just put survival above politics and petty materialism and pray that this will someday pass, too.

  32. Bill B

    GREG:
    That little voice inside me says, ” This guy knows what he is talking about, pay attention. “

    • William Bissell

      Steve, I too am a small Bus, Barber, guys like us know how to maintain healthy business practices, we know how to sanitize. We should be open as a Single owner operator like me or a few people in the office like you. We are punished for the Greater Good and it is us that are the Greater, Good. Thus far Unemploym has not responded and the SBA has not gotten back to me(us). So limbo is where we hang. It is totally unjust as out rights and the rights of individuals are stripped everywhere. Hang in Sir. We will preserver…

    • Jake

      keep dreaming buddy, because of our own lack of vigilance, education , and moral fiber ( which the commies took 100 years to implement) we are done, next comes a fascist police state . the American people don’t have the balls to do what is necessary to take our country back from the unscrupulous bankers , who have been ripping us off since 1913

    • Jake

      better cover your own ass buddy , or the “mob” will overrun you. this thing is unfixable , although you have a valuable barter able skill that will be needed , but if you are in Phoenix or any other big city it won’t matter , you will be overrun by the broke and stupid sheeple like a massive wave . Save yourself first . those who have not prepared deserve what is coming to them ….t hat’s god’s way of thinning out the HERD!!!

    • notyourpatsy

      Actually, it’s a combination of ALL of Greg’s guests that ‘know what they’re talking about’; and using common sense, put into practice those ideas we can afford to…..NOW! Time is of the essence to be able to react instinctively to whatever comes our way. Be kind to your neighbors who are of like mind, and care for the elderly neighbors like they are family. Those elderly neighbors have knowledge that was handed down to them wayyyy before the Internet was a ‘thing’. They’ll still have that knowledge when the TPTB turn the Internet off and your electronic devices become expensive rocks to throw!!

  33. OOTB Jerry

    Great comments from above guesst

  34. Dave

    Goldman was furiously buying mortgage bonds days before the bailout. The PPP monies went to more well off companies and not so much small businesses. Small business owners are furious and many are upset with Trump. Some will no longer support him. What this proves is that the US has capitalism and profits for the elites and socialism and loses for the masses. Now Trump wants to bail out the oil companies?! Trump is no more for middle America than any other Washington DC politician. Many of his supporters are finally waking up to this.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/capitalism-life-support-time-cure

  35. William Bissell

    New Idea! My Own; According to Sacha Stone, Robert Steele & Benjamin Fulford, Trump has taken Control of the ‘Exchange Stabilization Fund,’ Rob Kirby talks about this quite a bit. which has Many multiples $ Trillions. Along with Trump we have Wilber Ross, Steve Mnuchin, Larry Kudlow, Steve Moore & Judy Shelton. Seeing as Mr. Trump knows how to get through Bankruptcies. Is this one reason he was brought in by America First? With Andrew “Anti Central Banks” Jackson Portrait in the Oval Office, is The President going to ALLOW CONGRESS to borrow, borrow, borrow from the Fed Reserve, then turn around and take us to Bankruptcy? “You Let Congress Borrow How Much? Wow, was that Really Stupid…”
    Is this the Debt Jubilee that some talk about? Am I not reading the Tea Leaves?

  36. Raffael

    Totally disagree with Rick on National Jobs program. The government doesn’t create wealth or opportunity, they destroy it. You want to creat wealth have the government get out of the way. Stop regulating, stop over taxation, stop manipulating the financial markets. Just get out of the way and watch the capital flood in and re build the foundation for a sound and prosperous economy.

    • Jose Gallardo

      Capitalism is corrupt to its core, capitalism is about oppression of the working class by the wealthy, we girl are bodies to death by making others rich just so we can get paid a little crumb of what are labor is worth so we can eat that crumb and not go hungry.

      Capitalism is the enemy of the people, and the government should abolish the practice and replace it with communism, nobody should have the right to own a business, business is for the benefit of society not for your private possession so you can exploit people in need with it.

      • Self Exiled

        Please name one governmental system or ideology that has not failed.

        • Jose Gallardo

          Where abuse And corruption exist, so does failure, we need to overcome the hurdle of corruption.

          • Self Exiled

            How true. Death for me will be the last cleansing act to rid me of the corruption of original sin.

          • Self Exiled

            Please, explain your symbol, it’s meaning. (This is Greg Hunter. Yes, I want to know that too.)

      • paul ...

        Jose … Capitalism corrupt to its core “is Commie-n ism” … it should be replace with Capitalism (that allows failures to fail)!!! … Commie-n ism is the enemy of the people (and we need to stop giving passing grades to idiot kids in our educational system who then grow up to be the idiots running our Corporations, Banks and Government!!!!

        • Greg Hunter

          Paul,
          Without bankruptcy you do NOT have capitalism. We Too Big To Fail and therefore not capitalism but crony capitalism.
          Greg

          • Sir Manly Robinson

            If capitalism is so great why is it in retreat and failing? It must have some serious weaknesses to have been subverted so easily.

      • sk

        “Under capitalism man exploits man; under communism it is the other way around.” LMAO

        • Sir Manly Robinson

          lol. that’s a good one. And so true!

      • Sir Manly Robinson

        Both capitalism and socialism are flawed because they see nothing wrong with the debt based money that we currently have. Capitalism seeks to acquire more funny money through private enterprise whilst socialism seeks to spend the funny money. Neither system addresses the problem of how money is created.

  37. D.

    There were 100 million Americans out of work in Feb 2020. Add 30 M to that number.

    In the 30s US was creditor nation.

    Raw materials for Rick’s program??

  38. paul ...

    Interesting … https://allthatsinteresting.com/cannibal-rat-army-lockdown … will the rest of the demon-rats now follow their leader Hillary and the DNC … and begin having “Pizza Parties” eating human flesh???

    • paul ...

      There is always a bright side to things … at least this little piggy gets to stay home … https://zh-prod-1cc738ca-7d3b-4a72-b792-20bd8d8fa069.storage.googleapis.com/s3fs-public/styles/teaser_tablet_1x/public/2020-04/pig%20teaser.jpg?itok=FvZamrwo … as Americas food supply chains break!!

      • Kevin S.

        Actually America’s food supply chain is not breaking. It is mostly in the area of meats thanks to processing and packaging plants like Tyson Foods that failed to make their plants safe to work in. If they would have done what was necessary, as other employers did, most of plants never would have had to shutdown. So now President Donald Trump plans to order meat-processing plants to remain open, declaring them critical infrastructure and give them support, which will probably include money, to help keep them open. It looked like John Tyson’s fear pumping ad worked.

        • Occasnltrvlr

          Read “The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair, once.

          I hope you were never charged for education.

          • Kevin S.

            That novel is saying just what I said about Tyson Foods. The owners of these plants need to stop whining and take responsibly for the poor working conditions.

            Most of the knowledge I acquired was self-taught.

  39. Jake

    ha ha …. “jobs training program” = FEMA camp,( sure yeah Pelosi and her gang of commies will love it) hell they have already built the camps all over the country, also we now have 2 generations of losers who are worthless and have no skills and no ambition , but to sit on the sofa , play video games and eat Cheetos, and at least half of them are on SSRI’s or street drugs , no moral fiber……. nobody is gonna go for this , unless you cut off ALL free benefits, and then they will just roll over and overdose or turn to crime. these young people today aren’t of the substance of the “30’s depression people , who were happy to get a job , ( my Grandfather worked for the WPA ) and was happy to have that job. he worked in coal mines for 20 years and then 35 more at Bethlehem steel , ( with the WPA) in the interim . the man make $9 an hour at the end of his working days and when he died at age 97 he had saved $1m. I have a PHd in mathematics, and MS in accounting and have practiced as a CPA for 41 years. i learned more about how to handle money from my 6th grade educated Grandfather ( who came off the boat from Italy at age 8 , than any “professor” I ever had. the faulty economy is a function of a lack of moral fiber more than anything else

    the fact is that today’s younger people are fat, lazy and stupid and are not worth spending $$$ to train them , because they are not trainable. what a STUPID idea Rick!!!

  40. Alex

    Good video. But there is NO virus at all. Virus does not exist. It is pure imagination of human doctors. LIE! I speak from my personal experience.
    https://aleksandermokrovic.weebly.com

  41. Russ F

    per usdebtclock.org, 32,361,508 unemployed.
    132M in workforce (does not count the 108M no longer looking for work)
    24.5% unemployed

    • Kevin S.

      You are not doing the unemployment calculation correctly. The unemployment rate (U-6) according to the U.S. debt clock estimated numbers is currently about 21.4%. Up from about 7.5% a couple of months ago.

      Unemployment Rate Formula:
      Number of Unemployed Persons / Labor Force = Unemployment Rate

      Definition of Labor Force:The total number of people who are considered to be employed and unemployed.

      So 132 million employed (US Workforce Now) plus 36 million unemployed (Actual Unemployed) gives you a labor force of 168 million (Employed and Unemployed). 36 million unemployed out of a labor force of 168 million gives you an unemployment rate (u-6) of 21.4%.

      Of course the unemployment rate is really higher than that (23.7%) when you count the longer-term discouraged workers (those that want a job but have not looked for a job recently).

      These unemployment rates will probably increase in the coming weeks however I think the U.S. debt clock is already giving estimates for this month.

      And just for your information, those 108 million (Not in the Labor Force) that you say are no longer looking for work is mainly because they are school students, or are retired, or are disabled or are stay-at-home parents. The large majority of the 108 million are not unemployed people who stopped trying to get a job.

      • Russ F

        Thanks for the correction

      • paul ...

        Look at those “living in poverty” … for confirmation that “the number of unemployed” on the Debt Clock “is correct” … and so too … that the “correct price” for Silver is $2,475 dollars per ounce … I just picked up more 10 oz Royal Canadian Mint Silver bars for $232 each (just before they became “unavailable” at my dealer)!!

        • paul ...

          Unlike those Hershey “Chocolate Bar” millennials … I simply could not resist buying … knowing that each ten(10) oz “Silver Bar” I bought … is really worth $24,750 dollars!!!

        • Kevin S.

          There are many people unemployed right now that are not living in poverty. I am one of them. And many people living in poverty that are not unemployed, They have jobs yet. Also many of those living in poverty are children and the elderly. So the number of people living in poverty has nothing to do with confirming the number that are unemployed.

          And no, the correct price of silver today is not what the debt clocks says. It is what you paid for those silver bars.

          • paul ...

            Kevin … look at meat supply (or money supply) and tell me the true price of meat (or silver) is what you pay for it now in the store!! … if you simply ignore the amount of meat (or money) in the system … it’s like ignoring the amount of traffic as you “jay walk” blindfolded!!!

            • Kevin S.

              Why do you always talk nonsense?

  42. Wallis Pepper

    USDA let millions of pounds of food rot while food-bank demand soared
    By Helena Bottemiller Evich 4 hrs ago
    Tens of millions of pounds of American-grown produce is rotting in fields as food banks across the country scramble to meet a massive surge in demand, a two-pronged disaster that has deprived farmers of billions of dollars in revenue while millions of newly jobless Americans struggle to feed their families.
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/usda-let-millions-of-pounds-of-food-rot-while-food-bank-demand-soared/ar-BB13dLK0?ocid=iehp

    • William Stanley

      Wallis,
      Are you suggesting that government might not be the answer to every problem?

  43. Robert Dziok

    President Trump is working with two parallel economic systems at once. One is the economic system being built by he and his administration not dependent on a Central Bank (FOREIGN bank “FED”) and it’s fiat/paper debt note. The other is the current collapsing Globalist Central Bank fiat system being used during this time of transition to regain some of the wealth taken by Globalists by its use. Also being used as a tool for some stability during this transition. President Trump is against a Central Bank system as was Andrew Jackson whom he has a picture of in the Oval Office behind his desk. Fiat/paper “money” systems have all collapsed throughout history and been covered up by such things as World War to hide their cause of. The current one is in it’s end state of their “hockey stick” life spam of some 100 years. At that end point they need/require exponential amounts of currency printing as worldwide ones now do. Ours started in 1913.

    Towards the new economic system President Trump has made many strides and continues to do so. He has/is setting up bilateral trade agreements (e.g. China. UK, etc.) and has not gotten into Globalist controlled trade deals such as TPP as Obama wanted. He has made the US energy independent and a major supplier now worldwide. He is pushing for massive infrastructure projects to provide jobs and needed building up of America’s foundations. He is pushing for manufacturing to return to the US (especially from China) for economic and national security reasons (e.g. supply chains during bad or war times). He is removing business regulations that hinder development and growth. There is the USMCA going into effect June. Not perfect but steps in the right direction. At least replaces the major catastrophe of Bill Clinton’s NAFTA which caused loss of several tens of millions of jobs to overseas countries (as his Globalist Masters wanted). Because of the China Virus this agenda has had to be moved along faster by use of the Defense Production Act, executive orders, etc. He has merged the FED in part with the US Treasury (Lincoln and Kennedy tried). The FED is no longer independent and now is accountable to the Treasury. So President Trump is head of now in a sense. There will be a time again when there is sound money and not fiat/paper debt notes. In April there began a major US military operation in the Southern Hemisphere against International drug cartels and human (child) trafficking. Both are a scourge on the economy and soul of America. Both are major sources of income for the Satanic Globalists and Deep State. The list goes on and on of work being done by President Trump and his Administration in this endeavor. All this is done to provide for Americans and preserve their freedoms after the Globalist Controlled Central Bank system is no more.

    On the other hand the Central Bank system is continued to be used during this transition to provide some stability and return of wealth to America. President Trump has pushed for massive stimulus to the American people and small business during and after the China Virus. ALL states have signed on to as a National Emergency so President Trump has additional and needed authorities for action (e.g. use of Defense Production Act). Within this he is ensuring the states rights and responsibilities for action for their individual states needs etc. President Trump is pushing for massive stimulus for infrastructure projects to provide jobs and build up the nation’s foundations. The stock market has rebounded significantly and did not collapse anywhere near what the Satanic Globalists would have liked. This provides some sense of relief for those who rely on and follow. For now wealth taken from America via Globalist schemes and their Lackeys is being returned to some degree by using their own system before it is gone via collapse of it’s own weight of debt etc.

    For sure there are and will be difficult times during this transition. However, had “Clinton the Corrupt” been elected President there would have been total economic collapse from the start (as Satanic Globalists intended as part their 16 year plan to destroy the Republic . 8 years Lackey Obama and 8 years Lackey Clinton. “Q” has pointed out this 16 year plan.). World War would hide the cause of the Central Bank fiat system collapse being itself by nature. Such tactic was used in the past. Russia was being set up as the demonized fall guy while their China Masters (e.g. Bidens) were being set up as Overlords and Controllers economically, etc.

    • Northern Gal

      Robert-I am in awe of your comments…you have completely spun my mind around. This is why I come to USAWatchdog!

      • Robert Dziok

        Glad it helps some. We are all just trying to find our way through these times and life while we are here and until there comes a time to leave with God’s help and guidance.

    • Self Exiled

      Trumps foundational plans for America are needed desperately. What is also needed this election is a complete relocation of all personnel in the US Congress. Our disjointed and easily misguided election system will hinder; or completely dislocate our ability to accomplish this goal. I wish Trump would also procure a paper ballot, citizen only, non computerized system. The divide and conquer doctrine is now having an effect on Trump’s voter base with these economic stimulus packages. His appointment of deep state personnel has baffled many and certainly has helped us identify their loyalties; but also I understand that his appointment schedule and ability has been sabotaged by congress. This I know is a lot to hope for considering the depth to which the system has been occupied; saturated by NWO leftist. The election of Trump has exposed and solidified the forces against Constitutional Democratic government even to a state level. We should never under estimate the force of these political elements and the corporate government that supports them. We lack and need the organized structure they have occupied [political and financial] to dislodge their destructive authority. I wonder what their next act of desperation will be to save the planet.

    • Russ F

      Interesting; do you have an estimated timeline for when the new economic system replaces the existing economic system? Before the election, if there is one?
      What is the likely currency that will replace the existing fiat system?

      • Robert Dziok

        Unfortunately, I do not know timelines but as in the 70’s when America
        went off the gold backed dollar system to the “petrodollar” backed system (Saudi Arabia required use of the US dollar to purchase oil) they coexisted for a short time with difficulties endured (e.g. big inflation) during process . The US dollar just before this could be converted to gold. With the Vietnam War (LBJ and his Masters pushed for via False Flag Tonkin Gulf incident. Kennedy was to keep out of such war and to pull advisors out of Vietnam just before assassinated) and LBJ’s “Great Society” (Welfare State) plan (enslaves financially poor to gov’t dependency while also breaks up wage earner 2 parent family structure), massive currency printing resulted. LBJ bowed out of running for President in ’68. Nixon won and countries wanted gold as wise to massive currency printing. Not enough gold to give so “Gold Speculation” story used to convert to new system. Anyway, President Trump and those he trusts the most as well as “Q” (Military intelligence operation/group having highest level military security of degree Q) would know timelines. Keep in mind the Satanic Globalists, Deep State and Desperate Dems will fight to the end (e.g. GITMO) to save themselves and retain power using ANY means. Thus, they attempted two TREASONOUS soft coup tries (BS Russian Collusion and BS Impeachment). President Trump, Patriots, Q have ALL information, facts, evidence and act accordingly to (There are now some 164,000 sealed indictments since October 2017. An increase of 7,000 since last month. See Qmap.pub/cases). They are steps way ahead of them. Q has posted “Gold brings down the FED”. Need to be careful of what this may mean though. Seems currency would have backing (to some degree at least) by precious metals ( TRUE money for thousands of years) but not likely be convertible to. I could not say for sure though but seems plausible. GOD would know any timetable as is outside the 3-Dimensional Linear Time existence we live in but unfortunately not me as I mentioned. It would seem any “Black Swan” total collapse would require not waiting anymore.

    • Crybabe

      Interesting comments. Is America truly energy independent in a sustainable sense though? If shale oil is not sustainable financially what is the point?

      • Robert Dziok

        Oil Reserves were found in the Gulf of Mexico not that many years ago that are said to dwarf those of Saudi Arabia. Natural gas and coal (coal can be burned cleanly now) reserves are plentiful. There are also energy reserves in Alaska. For sure we are no longer dependent on the Middle East for oil anymore as we once were resulting in such things as long gas lines at the gasoline pumps in the 70’s etc. America can sustain itself energy wise now and also is blessed with the ability to produce food for it’s people so will survive anything that comes now.

  44. George Hamilton

    California morons? Big beach crowds test state’s stay-at-home exhortations
    By Alex Wigglesworth, Kevin Baxter and Cindy Chang, Los Angeles Times
    3 hrs ago
    LOS ANGELES — When Florida residents were allowed to start going to the beach again last weekend, photos of the crowds went viral along with the hashtag #FloridaMorons.
    MONKEE SE MONKEY DO? Smart Monkee’s!!!
    This weekend, amid the year’s first heat wave, thousands converged on some California beaches to take advantage of the cooler temperatures and to get a break from weeks of isolation at home.
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/california-morons-big-beach-crowds-test-states-stay-at-home-exhortations/ar-BB13ehPj?ocid=iehp

    Coronavirus and the Sun: a Lesson from the 1918 Influenza Pandemic
    Richard Hobday
    Fresh air, sunlight and improvised face masks seemed to work a century ago; and they might help us now.
    https://medium.com/@ra.hobday/coronavirus-and-the-sun-a-lesson-from-the-1918-influenza-pandemic-509151dc8065
    YOUTUBE CENSORS VIDEO ABOUT UV LIGHT TREATMENT USE AGAINST CORONAVIRUS
    President Trump widely mocked by media after mentioning UV treatment during WH briefing
    Jamie White | Infowars.com – APRIL 25, 2020
    https://www.infowars.com/youtube-censors-video-about-uv-light-treatment-use-against-coronavirus/
    Mr. President, you can’t mention anything free to the American sheeple. Government must pay big pharma for all those drug commercials, that at the end say, if you take this you risk dying. They have to pay the outrageous salaries all those talking heads, on the airwaves, the airwaves we the people own!!!! Fire them all Mr. President, why we sent you to Swamp wash, Washington. You have our permission. We own the airwaves and don’t you forget it, sir! Or we will fire you too! Where’s Robin Hood when we need him?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0VZoC_3wmI
    Mr. president, there out to get us! Help!

  45. Bill the Cat

    There were two meat packing plants in Brown County, Wisconsin that remained open. There were 58 covid 19 cases in Brown County on April 10th. Now there are 776 on April 26th. That’s an average increase of 16% each day. It means that cases double every 4.5 days (due to the compounding). That’s the kind of exponential growth we can get from this.

    • SolarGuy

      People need to realize that the numbers are way wrong. Who in their right mind would trust the WHO? Hospitals get paid a lot more if they had to treat a patient with covid19. Anyone that dies and has ANY flu like symptom, the cause of death is put down as covid19. The virus is real but it’s blown way out of proportion. Isn’t it coincidental that this year there hasn’t been any deaths really that influenza was the cause. Everyone that does… coveid19. Wake up people. Check ID2020 Bill Gates. Look into who Tedros is that leads the WHO. Most people I know don’t really believe the news anymore but all of a sudden they’re telling the truth now about this virus. There is an agenda and it’s not very good.
      SolarGuy out

  46. Scott

    Very disappointing to hear Mr. Ackerman endorsing a government work program which functions as national conscription. Shocking, even.

    Conscription is a key feature of collectivist economies and authoritarian regimes – there’s nothing free or capitalistic about such a Leftist notion, at all. Something is very wrong, here. Ackerman is sounding like AOC.

    I won’t be listening to him again, on any subject.

    • eddiemd

      There should have been a draft instituted on September 12th, 2001. That way every man and woman would have been required to take up arms to defend the country. No deferments for the rich and politically connected. Everyone with skin in the game.

      The result would have been quite different than where we are at the moment. Eighteen years of war. No end in sight. The wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria would have been over years ago if there was a draft.

      Having served 11 years in the Army with 7 enlisted in combat arms and 4 as a physician, I believe that national service should be mandatory after high school; military, work programs, public service, etc. Our society has become so soft at this time in history that it would be difficult for this country to fight its way out of a paper bag. Soy boys, fat boys, gender confused, mental midgets, intellectual dwarfs, antifa, BLM …we are in trouble.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC8HDPEg_ho

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9_Hjw1ZHN4

  47. Tommy's CONFINEMENT Containment OVER

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vtoL4XeApE
    England swings! Join your cousins across the sea’s and hit the beaches!
    LOCKDOWN IS OFFICIALY OVER! Time for that Swedish tan. Lets all celebrate with some good ole Corona Mexican bear, as the Corona virus is soon forgot. As it die’s and rot’s, in the hot. Pip Pip Hurray, SUN!!! Let’s all be Mad-Dog’s and Englishman and woman and children, in that noon day Sun!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0w7auXfqsqY

    • The Queen's Regent

      Classic American mistake: sing about England in front of a Union Jack. This will make our celtic cousins very displeased.

  48. Jose Gallardo

    “The pandemic is being misrepresented as if viruses float through the air. Viruses don’t float through the air. They don’t live on surfaces, especially corona viruses, much more than an hour. We’re being told wipe down your groceries, this is ridiculous.”

    “It’s far more plausible that’s it’s (the virus) been injected…..This virus didn’t spread to 110 countries from a seafood market in China – it’s plausible, it’s probable that’s it’s been in the flu vaccine since 2013-2015…..we have no idea, but the flu vaccine is driving the infections.”

    “I object to the mask because if you are carrying these injected viruses and you are wearing a mask……. and you activate the virus with things like stress….. these dormant viruses will wake up in yourself and you will re-infect yourself with a mask. Especially those with asthma, COPD, those living in pollution……..There are a lot of co-factors to disease development………Wearing a mask will kill more people than this virus.”

    “It is the vaccinated spreading the virus because they are immunocompromised.”
    Copied

    -Dr Judy Mitkovitz

    • eddiemd

      Virudae by themselves don’t typically float through the air but they can travel by droplet or aerosolization. Virudae are obligate intracellular parasites. They are not “alive”. They cannot reproduce without using the energy and cellular machinary of a target cell within a living organism (animal, plant, etc).

      They don’t “live” on surfaces because they are not alive. An encapsulated virus can remain on a surface (norovirus), in food/water (Hepatitis A), or be suspended in an aerosol (machupo/corona/hantavirus). It depends on the capsule and the type of virus.

      Some virudae can be spread by contact with bodily fluids. Injections (Hep C, HTLV, HIV), mucus membranes contact, semen, etc. or by insect bites (arbovirudae- yellow fever, East/West/St Louis equine encephalitis, west nile, dengue, etc.) The coronavirus most likely not injected. Could it be a contaminate of the flu vaccine? Good question. Possible. Perhaps on purpose? Who knows. The predominate pulmonary s/s suggests droplet. An engineered bioweapon could manifest anywhere in the body if injected. I have seen reports that say that the coronavirus radiography has a characteristic “ground glass” appearance on chest x-ray/CT. This is interesting in that this characteristic has been associated typically with PCP pneumonia which is usually heralds the onset of a severe CD4 cell decline in HIV. I have heard reports that this coronavirus has an engineered gp120 protein which attaches to the CD4 receptor on a subset of T-cells. Coronavirus with a gp120 receptor would be very unlikely unless it was bioweaponized.

      I don’t object to the proper use of a N-95 mask. Will you reinfect yourself? If your viral load is high in your pulmonary secretions and you are not infected or symptomatic, chances are you will not become sick. If you have an intact, functioning immune system, eat a diet rich in vitamins/minerals/antioxidants/etc, exercise, stay hydrated, then you will more than likely be okay.

      If you have a compromised immune system in any way, you will be in trouble. That means diabetes, by medications, autoimmune, chemotherapy, HIV, etc.

      Interesting all the commercials over the past several months with the monoclonal antibody treatments for a variety of skin/bowel/autoimmune diseases…these people are particularly vulnerable.

      Immunocompromised people spreading the virus…they are ones who are dying off. Most likely not spreading it. Vaccination does not necessarily make you immunocompromised.
      I would be more concerned with the near mandatory vaccination of new born over the past 25 years with the Hep B vaccine. I have always been against this because it is contradictory to science. Injecting an infant with Hep B at birth is wrong unless the mother tests positive for Hep B. Injecting an infant with an immature really nonfunctioning, developing immune system with this type of vaccine is not good. Big Pharma instituted this wrong practice back in the early 90’s.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2vqjBtnltI

  49. JC

    Martin Armstrong post on social distancing. This is a turning point for civilisation.

    “The foundation of civilization is constructed on the basic principle that when we all come together, the synergy that emerges is greater than the sum of the individuals. As long as we all benefit, civilization expands. Once corruption enters and we begin to see the divide pitting one group against another, the cycle of civilization turns down. The social distancing is yet another step toward dividing and destabilizing our civilization.”

    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/china/social-distancing-the-destroyer-of-civilization/

    • The Queen's Regent

      I thought the great Martin Armstrong worked alone. Maybe that’s why he failed to predict this crash. He needs more synergy.

  50. Rolf Royce

    When the Coverup Is Worse Than the Act
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG3FzHx8sCw&feature=push-lsb&attr_tag=75YZIpO_KIgRHdy_%3A6
    THE COVER IS GOING VIRAL, CNN!

  51. Jacob Amvets

    B_R_E_A_K_I_N_G_!
    SEE WHAT TRUMPS AGAINST
    THIS IS CIVIL WAR WHEN CENSORS WOULD RATHER WE DIE
    THEN LIFESAVING TREATMENT’S BE HEARD BUT SQUASHED
    I challenge the bought and paid for Chuck Todd’s to show the American people where the president says we should look into being injected with disinfectant. They wont because they can’t, they’re liars. Mr. President pull thier licensees! We sent you to Washington. We own the airwaves. We want you to fire them for us, we don’t want to fire you. So do the job we sent you to do. Drain the swamp, pull thier liscences to broad cast on our air waves! Thank you Sir!
    NOW TWITTER CENSORS BIO-TECH CONMPANY’S UV LIGHT TREATMENT RESEARCH AFTER TRUMP TOUTED IT
    YouTube banned the company’s video last week
    Steve Watson | Infowars.com – APRIL 27, 2020
    https://www.infowars.com/now-twitter-censors-bio-tech-conmpanys-uv-light-treatment-research-after-trump-touted-it/

    • paul ...

      These evil psychopaths first banned the “Son of God” who spread his light upon the people to make them healthy of mind … today they use chem-trails to ban the “Sun of God” that spreads its light upon the people to make them healthy of body … it is time for us to “overturn the psychopaths tables” and all their bio-labs that are removing the seeds from our foods “to weaken our immune systems” so they can sell their vaccines and cancer treatments!!!

    • eddiemd

      The use of UV light to control infection goes way back. When I was a medical student in Boston in the early 1990’s we had to tour the homeless shelters to understand the conditions that were conducive to the spread of disease in particular tuberculosis. UV light systems were installed inside the ventilation system as a way to reduce the spread of infection. Perhaps it could help with coronavirus. Certainly makes sense that a LPS coated virus would be destroyed by UV light…or infrared.

      “Because even optimal ventilation does not preclude TB transmission, supplemental upper room germicidal ultraviolet (UV) air disinfection may be useful to further reduce the chance of transmission (35). UV lamps may be useful when ongoing transmission of infection is demonstrated by the continuing occurrence of cases or skin test conversions. For safety and efficacy reasons, UV fixtures should be planned, installed, and monitored after installation by an experienced consultant. To avoid acute eye and skin injury, shelter staff and workers should be advised not to look at the tubes in UV fixtures, and exposure at eye level must be no greater than 0.2 microwatts per square centimeter over 8 hours. Nonreflective paint should be used in rooms where UV lamps are located.”

      https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00019922.htm

      Here in Arizona we had TB sanitariums specifically in a part of Phoenix named Sunnyslope.

      http://arizonaoddities.com/2010/01/original-bethany-home-was-early-1900s-tuberculosis-sanitarium/

      • John

        I had uv lights installed in both upstairs and downstairs air handlers – 800 dollars and done by hvac technicians at the onset of covid19 – spouse has cancer – extra protection.

  52. Jerry

    Robert,
    I hate to break it to you, but Donald Trump has been compromised by the globalist. Where are the indictments ? Where are the FISA investigations we were all promised? Last time I looked Hilary was still walking around, along with Comey. The plan to drain the swamp has been abandoned and replaced with the World Economic Forum Strategic Plan. The Crimson Contagion exercise conducted in 2019 by homeland security and the CDC happened under his watch.
    Either he’s totally complacent, or is part of the globalist plan to transform the world into the NWO. If the excuse is he didn’t know, then we’re in much bigger trouble than you could imagine since Fauci has been part of the covid19 planning from the beginning under Bill Gates direction. We are in phase one lockstep. And about to start phase two.
    https://www.union-bulletin.com/news/health_fitness/coronavirus/mandatory-coronavirus-testing-to-start-at-tyson/article_9033e93c-bef5-5068-93f2-8d6c94291cc8.html

  53. Jon

    Great show Greg.
    It’s becoming clear to me that this is the final take down of the middle class! Very informative site:
    https://therulingclassobserver.com/2020/04/22/chronicle-of-a-collapse-foretold-which-still-doesnt-have-to-happen-part-3/

    • Armand

      Great link. Thanks.

  54. Bill B

    GREG
    Why is it we are hearing nothing about how the oil glut is affecting Iran, who depends completely on oil sales for their economy?

    • Greg Hunter

      Bill,
      I do not know but I brought up on a recent WNW that this is hurting Iran, Saudi, and Russia along with US oil producers.
      Greg

    • Armand

      Interesting. Thanks for the link.

    • Armand

      (posted to wrong comment)
      Interesting. Thanks for the link.

  55. Gabriel

    Look….best get the right reverend “PASTOR” Lindsay Williams on here before he departs for the pearly gates. You can probably squeeze him for a decent percentage of the revenue he collects selling his dvd’s and mp3’s of his prophetic utterances and those of his ELITE friends to your mentally challenged goy listeners. You could probably get sponsored by CARNOVORA … or maybe some other bullshit neutracutical company.

    THIS IS YOUR TIME, BABY.

    MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES !

    (And don’t forget to bring Po Bolny back on….he’s a “natural”)

    • Justin Facts

      Gabbster, youse da man wit de plan!!

    • Occasnltrvlr

      “Gabriel”, you should take note that CHAPLAIN LindsEy Williams has stated very plainly, and repeatedly, that he is not a prophet, and those things which he has revealed are not in any sense prophecies.

      Nonetheless, a study of his work is worthwhile, in my opinion. Among other things, he long ago revealed the flooding of the West with Muslims, the discovery of abiotic oil, an initiative called “The Devil’s Messiah” (one result of which is the proliferation of absurdly fallacious translations of holy scripture), and the intention to make people of the US dependent upon income received from the government, this last an initiative which bounded forward robustly with the passing of the “CARES” act.

  56. Dave

    I think this is spot on. There will be a populist revolt from the left. Especially as the growing income inequality is worsened by the response to Covid. The Wall Street guys getting the bailout. The middle class getting crumbs. There will be a push for more social services, government health care and UBI. Trump has scaled back the daily news conferences as someone finally got to him that they are hurting confidence in him. Especially among seniors, women and independents. In the end the buck stops with him. His Administration has mishandled the response. You can blame Faucci, Birx, Manuchen and others but they all serve at his discretion. The shaky response to Covid will be the main driver of voters this fall.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/us-will-never-return-free-market-capitalism-guggenheims-minerd-warns-current-crisis-lead

    • paul ...

      Voters this fall will be waiting in lines miles long if they must keep “six feet” between them … and if any drop dead of exhaustion they will have to bury them “six feet” under … anyone ever wonder what this ménage à trois fascination is with “six feet” besides me???

  57. iwitness02

    At this point in time, it feels like the media is revving our collective motors, to force a reaction. Seems as though they are egging us on. Like gov. Whitmere, Whitmore, whatever her name is. The people protest the lock down, so she extends it to May 15. I guess she thinks she is dealing with a bunch of kindergartners. Same with gov. Norhtham. Well actually a very big contingent of politicians, bureaucrats, big investors Gates, Soros, etc. some law enforcement and so forth. To me, they are flying there true colors. Exposing their need for control, power and easy money. Flaunting their disregard for the will of the people, and asking: “what are going to do about it?” Come on sheep! Make your move! Give us an excuse to shoot you down in the streets or lock you jail or prison. At least that’s the impression they convey to me. Seems as though the globullists are truly pushing for their final solution. Obey, or die. Or maybe obey and die. Lose, lose. I think everyone here can agree; they are not our god. As a nation, we are cruising for a bruising. The only question that remains is, who gets their butts kicked? Keep pissing us off, and you ‘puffed up perfumed princes,’ may find you have a tiger by the tail.

    • Self Exiled

      I too am beginning to have some of the same ideas that thy are making a challenge to invoke violence. It would certainly fit in to their chaos doctrine and disrupt any chance for rebuilding. It is evident the US and possibly Russia have to be neutralized before they can enforce world wide government. The deception their under is so complete that the extinction of mankind predicted in the Bible completely escapes them.

  58. Edna James

    Greg why don’t you let us make this reply to eddiemd?
    Reply to eddiemd 7th comment from top
    Tell that to Rob eddiemd. He sent us to sumofthyword.com, in his above post. I consider myself a Bible student, eddie. Rob and you both bring us here to USAWatchdog.com, to the sum of his, Jesus word, because he is thy Word of God! You really disappointed John and me, Edward. Instead of just being critical, why don’t you get to the point. Why is Rob so wrong and his website, not John’s, so evil? John and I, thought you two, would be Christian brothers, not enemies? Seeking the truth together, not opposed. Or do you think you know it all, more so than others, like Rob?
    You may be a cause for stumbling, if you don’t please, offer a reason for your rejection of what seems to me, to be a brother in Christ and please not so much gobbledygook! Not all here, are such Bible scholars, as you?

    • eddiemd

      Miss Edna,

      He denies the Deity of Jesus Christ. Nothing else to say. Read Rob’s website for yourself. Or perhaps you already have and you may be Rob himself. You have a free will and can believe whatever you choose. Pray that the Holy Spirit will reveal the Truth to you before it is too late.

      Sorry about your disappointment. Read his website. Your response and writing tells me everything I need to know. I am above the drop zone. I am not worried. I know the God I serve. Rob can read and does not need you or John to defend him and his writings.

      I will pray for you that you will know Jesus Christ of Nazareth. The Truth. It will set you free someday. There is no other Name given. He is Lord.

      Be careful out there. It is a deceptive world we live in.

  59. pat

    The ‘CHINA VIRUS’ was/is ‘an Act of War upon the WORLD’ by the Communist Chinese Government. NOT an ‘Act of God’! So all these Corporations and their executives with offshore bank accounts SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE TO PAY THEIR EMPLOYEES, NOT THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER! A person would have to be REALLY gullible to accept the direction the Bailouts are going, courtesy of the Commicrat Party in America. If corporate America was’nt so busy trying to ‘out source and offshore’ American jobs to Communist Countries like China, the American worker would’nt be in such dire economic straits today. BUT, THAT’S BEEN THE ‘POLITICAL PLAN’ ALL ALONG….UNTIL NOW….WE HOPE!

    • Occasnltrvlr

      If an act of war, why would the Chinese government have released the virus in China?

  60. pat

    Dr Micheal Savage pointed out over 15 years ago that ..”allowing illegal immigration into America, unchecked by the previous 20 repub and Dem admins, would be the catalyst for bringing infectious diseases back into America.” How right he was/is! Now you’re hearing in the communist media about all of the ‘aid’ the Commicrats want to ‘pork barrel’ into the Bailout bills to spend in ‘poor and underserved’ communities. That’s Commiecrat BS for “let us spend MORE American Taxpayer dollars on illegals, to make sure they can continue to disrupt our Society.”
    Read some of Dr Micheal Savage’s books, I own them all in hardcover, and EDUCATE yourselves as to what has happened to America! Also, do some research on Hungary and see how their Nationalism has brought them MORE cohesiveness than even the USA has!

  61. Jason Bean

    Regardless of your beliefs, or religious inclinations. You cannot deny the strange and unusual things that have been taking place on our planet recently. If we look at end time bible prophecy, it should be fairly easy for a bible-knowing Christian as you, to come to the conclusion that these are clearly signs of our Lord’s coming. “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth near.” Luke 21:28 However eddiemd, now even non-believers are having a hard time explaining the dramatic events and phenomena that are coming to pass and even intensifying daily. Many of them are asking themselves, “are we in the last days?” Is the end of this worlds, present wicked system, coming to an end soon, in a neighborhood near you?
    UFO videos declassified by US Navy
    By Mindy Weisberger – 4/27/2020
    Three videos show unidentified aircraft flying at hypersonic speeds
    https://www.livescience.com/ufos-videos-declassified-navy-release.html?utm_source=notification
    The Lord always warns us of what’s to come and His warnings have lately been loud and clear. From increased seismic and volcanic activity, to massive animal die-offs all around the world, God is giving us clear signs that His return for His spotless bride is imminent and quickly approaching. Our purpose in sharing these strange signs and events with our viewers is, at the very least, for them to be thought provoking and to initiate a desire to get right with God. “The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9
    In the below videos you will get to see firsthand what is being seen, heard and felt around the world while most of the general public is unaware.
    These great signs include: Mass animal die-offs, Earthquakes in diverse places, Freak extreme weather, Strange and unexplained loud sounds and booms in the atmosphere, Wars and rumors of War, Detestable Abominations, Christian Persecution, Pestilence and disease outbreaks including the mosquito borne Dengue and Zika viruses, Increased Volcanic activity, Increased sightings of [unidentified objects in the sky], Mysterious massive rips in the earth, Huge sinkholes opening up, Increased Meteor shower activity and many other strange occurrences that this world has never before witnessed.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=148&v=HhLJqktO2Js&feature=emb_logo
    “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth near.” Luke 21:28
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=19&v=PkwJM24XPRk&feature=emb_logo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=14&v=1UrE49ywXAc&feature=emb_logo

  62. Dean Thomas

    Suicide of a Superpower
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUClM5hOZb4

  63. Fredrick Getzschman

    I do not believe people will go for WPA II.

  64. Jerry

    Greg,
    As I have been posting, there is more going on in this plandemic than meets the eye.
    https://www.fda.gov/science-research/nanotechnology-programs-fda/nanotechnology-task-force-report-2007

    I listened to President Trumps press conference yesterday
    ( 04/27/2020), In it he made this statement. “ A lot of people died for something THEY planned along time ago”. The press just sat there. I would have asked, Mr. President, who is they? Who are you referring to? I think we all know. It’s the NWO fronted by the World Health Organization, the World Financial Forum, the United Nations, and of course our shadow government that evidently runs everything in our government including the planning for nano technology to be used for pandemic vaccines. The layers of this story get deeper and deeper, and are well beyond markets, banks, and global finances. As I’ve been saying. Get your spiritual house in order. The show is about to start.

  65. Jeff Martin

    Make-work camps? Sounds like FEMA camps to me. Let the government run it? They have been so responsible before, right? Departments of Education, EPA, FDA, CDC, on and on. Look at Social Security – Medicare? Frankly, the Federal Government is so irresponsible, I want my tax money back. I can spend it much more responsibly than they can. No more endless wars.

  66. Paul Anthony

    I just want to say the media is hardly reporting what happened in Illinois my home state yesterday . My neighbors are not even aware of if it.
    Our governor lost a hearing and the stay in shelter was pulled. Due to he can’t have a stay in shelter longer than 30 days with out an approved re newel .. it gets lifted may 1 .. an appeal is expected

    https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/court-to-hear-lawsuit-against-pritzker-for-extending-states-stay-at-home-order/

    https://www.wmay.com/2020/04/27/judge-rules-against-stay-at-home-order-pritzker-reacts/?fbclid=IwAR0jMXN7F-KDO85IZ4-9BTPttOprJnTbw_VIVMlR5QR-wtF0_VjTMJEy980#.XqdENdoJlxU.facebook

  67. eddiemd

    For a good laugh at CNN and Amanpour. Hungarian PM tells it like it is. Good on the Hungarian PM. Having studied the hungarian langauge while in the Army for 47 weeks and taught at a medical university there 3 years ago, they are a people well informed about history (Ottoman invasion, Nazi occupation, Soviet occupation) and the right to freedom. People with intelligence and common sense.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuCx7ZyUnfY&feature=emb_logo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qo06pb1hXbU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8itF62yIJg

    Love the mind of the Magyar. Take that BBC intelligence operative MI6.

    • pat

      Like I mentioned in my post above a few up EddieMD, Hungary has thier act together! American Patriots need to pick a ‘target’ and when the time comes do not miss the mark. There’s plenty for everyone!
      Look at NYC Mayor Deblasio getting chauffered to Brooklyn with his wife for a walk in the park 11 miles from home! He could have gone to a park within NYC. But this is a clear example of ‘do as I say, not as I do’ COMMIECRAT ‘laws’!!

  68. Steve Vincent

    The Dawning of a New Era: Post-Capitalism 1.0
    Posted by Steven Vincent on April 18, 2020
    Summary
    We are now in the post-capitalist era. Markets no longer exist.
    There has been an economic coup.
    The virus was used to create a policy response that popped the Everything Bubble and facilitated cover to place the bankrupt and insolvent economy in receivership.
    The Central Bank cartel is the receiver.
    A managed reorganization is in progress that will allow the economy to re-emerge from receivership but it will not be the same economy.
    (The following is the introduction to the latest BullBear Market Report, “The Dawning Of A New Era: Post-Capitalism 1.0”)
    https://www.thebullbear.com/profiles/blogs/the-dawning-of-a-new-era-post-capitalism-1-0

    • pat

      Thanks, that was a worthwhile read! Most people are oblivious to what’s coming at them…until it will be too late to react.

  69. paul ...

    https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=AwrEeSRzl6heUHIA9S8PxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTEwNzJpNmJwBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNyZWwtYm90?p=house+supports+hillary+clinton&type=ff_s_edd&hspart=SGMedia&hsimp=yhs-sgmedia_maps&ei=UTF-8&fr2=rs-bottom%2Cp%3As%2Cv%3Aw%2Cm%3Aat-s&fr=yhs-SGMedia-sgmedia_maps

    • paul ...

      Enter Hillary’s name above and we find this … https://news.yahoo.com/hillary-clinton-endorse-joe-biden-172232594.html … Hillary Clinton addressing a women’s group endorses Biden (as a man who will not sleep on the job when he fondles them?) … and as for the impact of the Corona Virus … Hillary says women still have the right to choose what goes in their body (except of course the Gate’s vaccine)!!

  70. paul ...

    Get rid of one Hitler and you get another … https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/us-intel-officials-believe-45500-corpses-were-incinerated-one-fortnight-wuhan … but Bid Pharma loves it (as they can continue to enhance their bio-weapons then simply cremate the bodies (after removing the gold from their teeth??)!!

  71. Lore

    Thanks for some valuable discussion, Greg. Much appreciated.
    That said, it’s remarkable that the discussion seemingly avoided the situation with OPEC+ and the precipitous situation with North American shale, which is really the only thing that postponed an going shock for the past decade. I would appreciate much greater attention to that, because as you will see, there is simply not going to be the ENERGY to enable broad re-industrialization. It’s not coincidental that we were given this “Covid” boondoggle to serve as distraction right at this precise moment in history.

  72. Brooklyn

    Greg,

    As a former US Marine, I had a long conversation with an Army Colonel friend of mine, and neither of us thought much of Rick’s Jobs Corps with the military trainers. Here are some of our thoughts:

    Interesting.  I have several thoughts on this back to FDR suggestion.  Does this guy think the Army and other services are just sitting around waiting to be assigned a mission to put together a “job corps?  Seems like it.
    1.      Just saw an article yesterday outlining the deployment plans for seven Army Brigade Combat Teams (‪3500-4500‬ folks each) being readied for deployment overseas to replace like units on the ground in Afghanistan, Iraq, Europe and Africa.  These rotations are ongoing, expensive, tough on families. The replaced units will come back home, spend much time getting their equipment back in shape and restarting training to integrate replacements.  Maybe even to provide units to go to cities to help with COVID related tasks.  Units have to constantly train to maintain readiness and combat proficiency.  Think of the new Marine Commandant Gen Berger who wants to increase lethality and introduce new capabilities to better partner with the Navy to prepare for war with China.  MOS qualification is an ongoing thing. Sure, there are empty barracks buildings on Army installations, athletic fields, weapons ranges and obstacle courses (the government thinks nothing of dumping surprise packages like plane or shiploads of COVID infected passengers, Kosovars from the Bosnian War days or any other group that needs immediate shelter on unsuspecting installations until a better solution is found.)  During FDR’s time, we didn’t have nearly a third of our armed forces deployed overseas.  The Army had shrunk back to tiny after WWI and was more or less available.
    2.      Train people to do what?  One of the Army’s major commands is TRADOC, Training and Doctrine Command.  They run a stable of Army Training Centers which provide basic and advanced individual training in the skill sets required.  Dix used to be a training center when I worked there back in the mid 80s.  We did basic training (40,000 per year) and advanced individual training for three MOSs, cooks, drivers and wheeled vehicle mechanics (another 9000 or so per year).  Those places stay busy fulfilling the needs of the active, reserve and National Guard .  Rick seemed to imply that inner city men could be brought to Army facilities and trained for jobs.  PT, discipline, close order drill maybe.  Running computers, operating construction equipment, fixing vehicles, not so much.  He implied that in time these folks could be trained up to union wage scale of $25 per hour?  You know any soldiers or marines who are making that kind of money?
    3.      Summer of 2017 off Japan, two US Navy DDGs collided with merchant ships.  Seventeen sailors dead, two powerful ships still out of commission three years later.  Causes were many, broken equipment (radars) that were reported but no fixes in the pipeline; lack of basic seamanship proficiency in the bridge crews; so many commitments, no time to train up to standards, big embarrassment for the Navy.  Major effort underway to prevent such an occurrence Navy wide.  No time for additional missions.
    4.      Subject of Unions being all right with the job corps.  This month’s issue of New Jersey Monthly Magazine (sickeningly progressive and politically correct) has an article on the proposed Gateway Tunnel under the Hudson.  Bashed Trump for not turning loose the $11.1 billion estimated cost but even more interesting is the shout out to Local 825 of the International Union of Operating Engineers which is veritably salivating at the prospects of getting this work underway.  They have been training for it at their site along the turnpike.  $50+ per hour for the operators of the more sophisticated machines.  Do you think for a minute that some inner city kid with a shovel is going to get a piece of that action.  The article mentioned the big turnpike modernization of a couple of years ago (three cheers for local 825).  Infrastructure spending to get masses of guys back to work.  I have trouble with that.  The Army Engineer school would need a huge expansion to even begin thinking about producing large numbers of equipment savvy construction workers.  The Army is having to pony up serious reenlistment bonuses for hard to find skills like helicopter and signal equipment maintenance.
    5.      Rick’s thought that this effort would involve mostly guys?  Our military is struggling with the forced integration of females into combat units. This job corps would have to address women.

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