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Why “This Sucker Is Going Down”

As the nation’s political and economic leaders struggled to contain the 2008 financial meltdown, President George W. Bush famously summed the situation up: “If money doesn’t loosen up, this sucker will go down.”

Eleven years into the loose money recovery, this sucker is finally going down for reasons that have little to do with tight money and everything to do with the inconvenient fact that none of the structural problems have been addressed, much less actually fixed.

We live in a bizarre world dominated by magical-thinking, a world in which the Federal Reserve creating more dollars out of thin air is supposedly the solution to everything, while all the knotty structural problems–unsupportable pensions and entitlements, unsustainable dependence on debt to fund everything from infrastructure to a new iPhone, a sickcare system that is bankrupting the nation, a higher education system that is looting an entire generation for diplomas with marginal market value, a runaway National Security State that burns trillions on unwinnable wars and lies about it–are left untouched because they’re, well, difficult, and it’s so much easier to say that looser money will solve everything.

Alas, loose money has created a new set of metastasizing problems that will bring this sucker down: widening wealth-income inequality, the only possible result of our system of creating and distributing new money to banks, financiers and corporations; soaring systemic leverage that few see, much less understand; and perhaps most perverse, yet equally unnoticed, loose money has widened the gap between the real economy and the top layer of arcane finance to the point there is literally no connection at all.

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Eye of the Storm- Things Will Get Interesting Come July

With gold and silver popping The Doc & Eric Dubin Break Down All the Action Discussing: 

  • Gold and silver back above key support/resistance levels- Time For Another Managed Retreat by the Cartel?
  • Will Bo Polny’s Latest Call Be Correct and Gold and Silver Surprise to the Upside in June?
  • The Doc & Eric Dubin Discuss Tyler Durden’s Theory That the ECB is Intentionally Triggering Greek Bank Runs- Is a Greek Collapse Really in the ECB’s Interests, or is a Bail-in More Likely?
  • Eye of the Storm- Why Eric Believes Things Will Get Interesting Come July

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THE ONE QUESTION ABOUT EBOLA THAT NOBODY CAN SEEM TO ANSWER

If Ebola transmission “requires contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person” similar to Hepatitis or HIV, how in the world is it possible that more than 170 health workers have been infected by the Ebola virus? 
That is the one question about Ebola that nobody can seem to answer. The World Health Organization is reporting this as a fact, but no explanation is given as to why this is happening.  We are just assured that Ebola “is not airborne” and that getting infected “requires close contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person”. If this is true, then how have more than 170 health workers caught the disease?   These workers are dressed head to toe in suits that are specifically designed to prevent the spread of the virus.   So how is this happening?

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