Guest Post: Ross Powell – The Sound Money Schism – Cryptocurrencies vs. Precious Metals


If you’re reading this then you are likely aware of the predatory nature of our global monetary system of central banks, fiat currencies, derivatives, and criminals. In case you haven’t been red-pilled on the absolute robbery that is our current governmental and financial architecture, then please take the time to educate yourself about these topics. Those looking for a place to start can read The Creature from Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin, watch Eric deCarbonnel’s video series on the Exchange Stabilization Fund, or simply try this elegant researching tool.

Now back to business. It’s time for sound money advocates to stop acting like children.

How many times have we seen the same old boring arguments played out in the same old infantile fashion? We get it. Some people view cryptocurrency as a bubble blowing mania doomed to fail. Others view precious metals as being archaic. But everyone generally agrees that the fiat ponzi scheme is a nightmare that seems bizarrely difficult to awaken from.

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Steven Menking Will Be On The Hagmann & Hagmann Report Tonight – 03.15.2017


Greetings fellow amateurs,

I will be on The Hagmann & Hagmann Report tonight live and in color from 8:15pm to 9:00pm eastern time! This will be my third appearance on H&H. Back in October 2016 I spent an hour discussing education, economics, and eternity, and in January of this year our topics were our new network On the Objective as well as spiritual and economic affairs. Join me tonight for a rundown of the major events that are on the table here and now: debt ceiling deadline, Federal Reserve rate hike, Brexit, Dutch elections, and more! You can check out the broadcast live or in archive on YouTube, Blog Talk Radio, Global Star, or via the iTunes podcast app. Visit the H&H YouTube channel.

God bless,


Weekly Update: Gold, Silver, Bitcoin – 03.10.2017


Greetings fellow amateurs,

Another turbulent week is in the books with emergent chaos across many different vectors. Somehow, someway, despite all of the craziness, it feels like crunch time will arrive next week. Despite the many events that will potentially unfold around and on the Ides of March, those watching for an imminent immolation may be sorely disappointed. Perhaps we will see dramatic destabilization, but in my view we will continue to see the slow burn scenario play out. Of course, in the meantime we’re always on the razor’s edge of some apocalyptic drama playing out.

I’ll be appearing as a guest on The Hagmann & Hagmann Report next Wednesday 3/15 from 8:00pm to 9:00pm. My commentary will revolve around the maelstrom that will be the debt ceiling holiday expiration, the Federal Reserve policy announcement, the potential triggering of Brexit’s Article 50, the elections in the Netherlands, and whatever fake news false outrage scandal du jour happens to arise over the weekend…

At any rate, we’re witnessing some fireworks financially and geopolitically, but it all seems like the stage is being set for even more explosive developments. Attorney General Sessions is definitely up to something, and WikiLeaks isn’t done releasing documents. Let’s turn to our alternative assets of choice:

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Ross Powell – Beware The Ides Of March – Vault 7, Economics, And Asymmetrical War


Ross Powell is the founder of Survival 401k, a specialty financial services company that provides hard-asset based retirement account solutions and preparation recommendations. Please visit his website to explore the critical solutions that Ross offers. Ross also hosts the podcast Remnant Radio Network available via Global Star Radio and through On the Objective. This article was originally published on US Daily Review: Beware the Ides of March – Vault 7, Economics, and Asymmetrical War


Hardly a week goes by now without another salvo of truth bombs being dropped in the escalating war of information for the hearts and minds of humanity. The latest revelations from WikiLeaks – underreported as they may be in the obsolete media – directly confirm the suppositions and circumstantial evidence that have been castigated as conspiracy theory for years and even decades. 1984 indeed has been here for a long time. These colossal exposures are more or less old news for those with eyes to see and ears to hear, but the timing of the first of many releases concerning the CIA and their incredibly reckless and dangerous policies and tools is particularly interesting.

Beware the Ides of March.

Could we be witnessing another pivotal sequence of events? Time will tell, but the recent enigmatic exchanges of accusations from high profile politicians and media personalities could be pointing us toward an unwinding of built up tension that has the potential to reach Shakespearian proportions. While it remains to be seen if an empire – or emperor – will fall symbolically, certainly many eyes are watching the date of March 15th due to the confluence of significant events.

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Podcast: America’s Financial Reckoning Day – Chuck Coppes – 03.08.2017


Join Steven Menking as he interviews Chuck Coppes of IDP Consulting. Chuck and Steven approach the issues of the day and the underlying historical themes in order to present a basic overview of some of the core economic issues facing us today. What makes Chuck stand out in the crowd of economics commentators is his Christian faith. He includes analysis of prophecy and spiritual affairs in his materials, and this perspective allows for unique insights into our current predicaments.

Charles H. (Chuck) Coppes is the founder and president of IDP Consulting Group, an independent precious metals and consulting firm that assists clients with pension fund rollovers, commercial storage and physical delivery of precious metals. With a business background in sales and marketing for almost forty years, he has been a licensed securities broker and a featured guest on national radio programs, and is currently the host of The Reckoning Hour, a monthly podcast covering current affairs and economics. He is also a summa cum laude graduate with a degree in Christian Apologetics and Comparative Religions, and writes a free monthly newsletter that’s available at either of his websites. He is the author of America’s Financial Reckoning Day that provides an intriguing background of monetary history, macroeconomics and geopolitics that is prophetically shaping our world today, along with helpful advice for contrarian investors. For the baby-boom generation this is a serious wake-up call that domestic and foreign issues are converging to script the “perfect financial storm” that include unsustainable sovereign debt, unfunded liabilities, and derivatives exposure that can lead to an eventual currency collapse, bond defaults, hyperinflation and threats to our civil liberties. For more information you can visit his websites at and

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The Amateur Society: The American Spring Approaches



Our regular open call will take place tonight, Monday 3/06, at 8:00pm eastern time via Skype. To join in please send us a contact request on Skype by searching for our account name amateursociety. If you have any questions or need clarification, please drop us a line on the contact page here or email us directly at These weekly meetings are now being recorded for posterity and can be found on Spreaker, YouTube, and on iTunes via the Podcast app.

Do you hear what I hear? The gears of unrest, disruption, and war are turning again as we swiftly approach a spring of potentially immense importance. Will we see a true rebirth of American values or will we see a fifth column insurrection? 2017 is likely the year of the American Spring in either case. Rhetorical escalation has continued as propagandists and patriots battle for hearts and minds from the Beltway to the Bay. The geopolitical situation, punctuated by a sharp divide in the Deep State, has not yet boiled over into hot war even if the heat is beginning to be felt.

What key checkpoints should we be aware of coming up? How can we ensure that we are not caught by surprise as winter thaws? Who has the upper hand and the inside track? Join us for a crucial discussion of what we’re staring down in the coming weeks and months. Bring your questions at 8:00pm for this time of inquiry and investigation.

God bless,


Weekly Update: Gold, Silver, Bitcoin – 03.03.2017


Greetings fellow amateurs,

Another one for the history books! Immediately after President Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress marked a moment in which even some of his most erstwhile critics were forced to admit that Americans approved of his message, the war inside the Deep State still embedded within the swampy hideaways of the Beltway escalated yet again. The latest and greatest fight over various abominations targets new Attorney General Sessions and marks a return to the well-worn Russia narrative. Time will tell whether or not this one trick pony will continue to be effective, but it is clear that the enemies of our President cannot be appeased.

They are in full meltdown mode and have the capacity for dangerous action through useful idiots, patsies, and electronic sabotage. Be advised, right now treasonous activities are taking place across a plethora of both overt and covert venues. It seems we’re always one incident away from the asymmetrical conflicts boiling over into a live revolution, but you certainly couldn’t tell that by looking at stock prices with the Dow at 21,000.

This week the Fed returned to a shock and awe strategy of hawkish rhetoric, effectively cornering themselves into a rate hike in March. Should they fail to follow through, the reversion could be dramatic. However, I have a sneaking suspicion that all of these surface level narratives are nothing short of hyperbolic distraction tactics. Other more important dynamics are at play, and it seems that everyone is in a position to be caught offside.

Even if I may not agree with the macro predictions that Stockman makes, we certainly don’t see much about the incoming debt ceiling and other potential catalysts like the Dutch elections anywhere in the obsolete media. They’re still caught feverishly inventing the next scandal du jour that will last until the next news cycle pivot over the weekend. Nothing sticks. Everything is fluid. These are tenuous times despite the appearance of breathless complacency.

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