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  • Title: InvestmentWatch - Recession, more taxes in the coming decade no matter who is the president
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. Economic outlook 2009-2013.. Run Ads On InvestmentWatch.. Must-See Charts.. Submit.. Donate To Support The Site.. InvestmentWatch.. We re always following the world s economic trends and searching for the market-moving insight that everyone else has missed.. By Email.. Posts.. Obamacare is a Catastrophe That Cannot Be Fixed.. by Charles Hugh Smith.. Obamacare is a catastrophe that cannot be fixed, because it doesn t fix what s broken in American healthcare.. I just finished a detailed comparison of my current grandfathered health insurance plan from Kaiser Permanente (kp.. org), a respected non-profit healthcare provider, and Kaiser s Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) options.. I reviewed all the information and detailed tables of coverage and then called a Kaiser specialist to clarify a few questions.. First, the context of [.. ].. December 6th, 2013 | Category:.. All.. |.. 5 comments.. Economists Warn Depositors May Be Burnt In Bail-Ins (Part III).. by GoldCore.. Today’s AM fix was USD 1,230.. 75, EUR 900.. 59 and GBP 752.. 38 per ounce.. Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,234.. 00, EUR 907.. 69 and GBP 754.. 79 per ounce.. Gold fell $13.. 52 or 1.. 1% yesterday, closing at $1,229.. 69 /oz.. Silver slipped $0.. 20 or 1.. 1% closing at $19.. 45/oz.. Platinum dropped $11.. 51, or 0.. 8%, to $1,356.. 99/oz and palladium rose $6.. 00 or 0.. 8%, to $730.. 50/oz.. Gold in U.. S.. Dollars, 5 Day (Bloomberg).. Premiums in China and India [.. Leave a comment.. Be Careful, The Day of Reckoning Nears.. ANALYST: Stocks Look More Vulnerable Than Ever.. In a note to clients this afternoon, Eric Green, global head of rates, FX, and commodities research at TD Securities, warns that stocks look more vulnerable than ever, as prices have outrun improvements in fundamentals.. Green writes:.. A prevailing view among many has been that the portfolio substitution effect of QE inflated risk assets such as equities beyond reason.. When the Fed began talking about tapering, [.. H7N9 ALERT! EXPLOSIVE Situation In Hong Kong Emergency Rooms.. This appears to suggest human to human contamination.. We heard in the news a few days ago that H7N9 has now appeared in Hong Kong.. This suggests the situation is getting much more severe and it s spreading fast:.. http://www.. youtube.. com/watch?v=tpfa3ULO9uE.. We are well overdue for a global killer flu.. Could this be the beginning?.. BBC documentary on the coming deadly flu pandemic:.. sephiroth.. One comment.. Horrific Consequences: “People Don’t Understand the Scale of the Emergency That’s Going On Right Now”.. Mac Slavo.. December 5th, 2013.. SHTFplan.. com.. Back in the mid-2000?s, when jobs were plentiful and everyone was concerned with buying zero-interest homes, new cars and taking luxury vacations, Mike Maloney from the Hidden Secrets of Money was warning of the financial and economic destruction to come.. In his assessment, a crisis was imminent:.. First the threat of deflation (1), followed by a helicopter drop (2), followed by big reflation (3), followed by a real deflation (4), and [.. December 5th, 2013 | Category:.. Big Banks Are Being Hit With Cyberattacks “Every Minute Of Every Day”.. By Michael Snyder.. What would you do if you logged in to your bank account one day and it showed that you had a zero balance and that your bank had absolutely no record that you ever had any money in your account at all? What would you do if hackers shut down all online banking and all ATM machines for an extended period of time? What would you do if [.. Michael Hudson Oligarchs Will Never Cancel Debts We Owe Them.. Published on Sep 16, 2013.. The oligarchy would rather annul the right of the bottom 90 percent to live than to annul the money owed to them.. They d rather strip the planet and shrink the population than give up their claims.. That s the political fight of the 21st century.. Full documentary is here https://www.. com/watch?v=RT9Ff.. 7 comments.. The Chinese Want To Spend Billions Constructing A 600 Acre “China City” In New York State.. The Chinese have made trillions of dollars flooding our shores with super cheap products, and now they are using some of that money to buy land and property all over America.. For example, there is now a proposal to construct a multibillion dollar “China City” that would span approximately 600 acres in a remote area of New York state.. This “China City” (that is actually what it would [.. 2 comments.. Record Number Of Volcano Eruptions In 2013 – Is Catastrophic Global Cooling Dead Ahead?.. Have you noticed that this December is unusually cold so far? Could the fact that we have had a record number of volcanoes erupt in 2013 be responsible? Certainly an unusually calm solar cycle is playing a significant role in producing all of this cold weather, but as you will see below the truth is that throughout human history volcanic eruptions have produced some of the coldest winters ever recorded.. [.. World Trade Organization In Crisis The WTO Is A Western Cartel That Emerging Countries Are Beginning To Resist.. The upcoming World Trade Organization summit in Indonesia will define the capacity of the organization to oversee global trade rules.. Full Story:.. Security is tight on the Indonesian island of Bali as trade ministers from the World Trade Organization gather for a four-day meeting.. The meeting is crucial for the future of the World Trade Organization, or WTO.. Last week on Monday marathon talks were finally brought to a close in Geneva, Switzerland, without [.. In The Bankers End Game, Bubbles Replace Growth.. Can The US Economy Recover Without Asset Bubbles?.. In the bankers end game, bubbles replace growth.. The Warning Signs of US Dollar Collapse Are All In Front of Us, We’ll Soon See More Financial Products– Oil, Gold, Fortune 500 Corporate Bonds, Etc.. Denominated In Renminbi And Traded In Asia.. Yet another massive nail in the dollar’s coffin.. On the other side of the world today, a couple of gentlemen that few people have ever heard of signed an agreement that has massive consequences for the global financial system.. It was a Memorandum of Understanding signed by representatives of the Singapore Exchange and Hong Kong Exchange.. Their aim– to combine their forces in rolling out more financial products denominated in Chinese renminbi.. This [.. Deposit Confiscation Poses A Real Risk To Investors, Savers and Corporate Depositors (Part II).. by GoldCore.. Today’s AM fix was USD 1,234.. Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,213.. 00, EUR 892.. 57 and GBP 741.. 13 per ounce.. Gold climbed $20.. 70 or 1.. 69% yesterday, closing at $1,243.. 40/oz.. Silver rose $0.. 62 or 3.. 24% closing at $19.. 74/oz.. Platinum climbed $20.. 75, or 1.. 5%, to $1,375.. 00/oz and palladium was also up $13.. 97 or 2%, to $727.. 47/oz.. Gold bounced sharply higher yesterday as traders went long, leading to a [.. Peter Schiff: Holding the Dollar Could be Riskier Than Stocks.. Economic Collapse March 2014!! (Derivative Meltdown for the New World Order).. Economic Collapse March 2014!! (Derivative Meltdown for the New World Order).. NEWSPAPER ARTICAL FROM OCT 25th 2012 WASHINGTON TIMES MEANS: U.. economy on schedule to crash March 2014.. Economic collapse March 2014 according to Bilderberg insider Paul Volcker.. washingtontimes.. com/news/2012/oct/25/us-economy-on-schedule-to-crash-march-2014/.. LINDSY WILLIAMS BREAKING NEWS UPDATE.. There is a financial event planned by the Elite (IMF!), possibly within the next three months.. When I was briefed on this by my Elite friend a few weeks back I was [.. The Value Of Today s Dollar Vs 1913 And All Years.. Amount it took to.. equal $1 in 1913.. 1913 1.. 00.. 1920 2.. 02.. 1925 1.. 77.. 1930 1.. 69.. 1935 1.. 38.. 1940 1.. 41.. 1945 1.. 82.. 1950 2.. 43.. 1955 2.. 71.. 1960 2.. 99.. 1965 3.. 18.. 1970 3.. 92.. 1975 5.. 1980 8.. 32.. 1985 10.. 87.. 1990 13.. 20.. 1995 15.. 39.. 2000 17.. 2001 17.. 89.. 2002 18.. 17.. 2003 18.. 59.. 2004 19.. 08.. 2005 19.. 73.. 2006 20.. 2007 20.. 94.. 2008 21.. 57.. 2012 23.. 27.. infoplease.. com/ipa/A0001519.. html#ixzz2mYoRkxnW.. US Hiding Real Debt, Worse Than Greece Economic Collapse is HERE.. Anonymous.. Warning: Missing Radioactive Material Could Be Used For The Next False Flag Event.. Cyprus jobless rate still high and climbing among the young.. France is imposing an exit tax to boost revenue.. Australia is removing the debt ceiling which will  ...   in settlements for crashing our economy.. But, these fees are just a small fraction of the price that American taxpayers paid for the economic collapse.. So far, the too-big-to-fail banks have forked out about $80 billion dollars in legal fees related to the crisis, and the ratings agencies predict that the banksters will [.. PEW: Public says America s world leadership has tumbled to 40-year low.. For the first time in nearly 40 years, a majority of Americans believe the United States is less important around the world and that it should mind its own business, a stunning rejection of President Obama’s foreign policy just four years after he received the Nobel Prize.. A new Pew Research Center poll found that 53 percent of people believe that the U.. is playing a less important role as a world leader [.. David Stockman: There Are Bubbles Everywhere.. I Haven t Seen Too Many Bubbles In History That Haven t Ended Violently.. Fed Is Exporting Its Lunatic Policies Worldwide!.. If one cares to look, Stockman adds, there are bubbles everywhere, citing Russell 2000 valuations of 75x LTM earnings as an example, that makes no sense.. It s up 43% in the last year, but earnings of the Russell 2000 companies have not increased at all.. This is dangerous, he strongly cautions, I haven t seen too many bubbles in history that haven t ended violently.. I m not drinking the Kool-Aid.. zerohedge.. com/news/2013-11-27/david-stockman-fears-panic-when-lunatic-fed-loses-control.. Alert: Bailing Bankers-V-THE GUERRILLA ECONOMIST [.. 3 comments.. Too Big To Fail Banks Are Taking Over As Number Of U.. Banks Falls To All-Time Record Low.. The too big to fail banks have a larger share of the U.. banking industry than they have ever had before.. So if having banks that were too big to fail was a problem back in 2008, what is it today? As you will read about below, the total number of banks in the United States has fallen to a brand new all-time record low and that means [.. Congress Backs Terrorists In Syria … Then Says We Need NSA Spying Because There are Terrorists In Syria.. Stunning Hypocrisy.. The civil war in Syria started in March 2011.. And see this.. However, the U.. has been funding the Syrian opposition since 2006 … and arming the opposition since2007.. (In reality, the U.. and Britain considered attacking Syrians and then blaming it on the Syrian government as an excuse for regime change … 50 years ago (the U.. just admitted that they did this to Iran).. And the U.. has been planning regime change in Syria for 20 years straight.. ).. The New [.. Time to Move to Iceland? …Iceland Defies IMF/Western Banksters AGAIN — The Last Honorable Government?.. For a role model in Europe, Iceland is leading the way having successfully got its finaces back on track.. In the latest move – it announced a major write-down of mortgages.. Katie Pilbeam explains what that means.. BREAKING: Detroit Bankruptcy Judge Rules To Allow Pension Cuts 16 Cents on the Dollar Bond Holder Haircut Next! A Chain Reaction Reactivating?.. Coming to a town near you.. As somewhat expected though hoped against by many Detroit union workers Judge Steven Rhodes appears to have confirmed Detroit is eligible for bankruptcy protection (after pointing out that the city s accounting was accurate and it is indeed insolvent) making this the largest ever muni bankruptcy.. JUDGE RHODES SAYS HE WILL ALLOW PENSION CUTS IN DETROIT S BANKRUPTCY.. DETROIT JUDGE: NOTHING SEPARATES PENSIONS FROM OTHER DEBT.. The city [.. World Heading For Big Inflation Or `Big Depression , The Next US Shutdown And Arrival At The Debt Ceiling Will Be Just In Time Too For The Biggest Crash In History Will Probably Be Linked.. Getting Ready for the Big One: February 2014.. Getting ready for Christmas? What’s Santa got in his sack for you this year? Well, if there’s one thing you should be preparing for, then it can only be the big crash of February 2014.. The signs have been there for months now and it’s definitely now on the books for February next year.. Santa will be emptying his sack and it won’t [.. The Most Corrupt Countries In The World.. Tue 03 Dec 13 | 06:44 AM ET.. The following transcript has not been checked for accuracy.. well, a lot of people would say that we re the most corrupt, but we re not.. but we re not great.. transparency international has done this study every year since 1995.. and the idea here is that perception is reality when it comes to doing business in a given country.. so they interview and survey business leaders [.. A Collapse Is Undoubtably Imminent And Americans Will be SLAUGHTERED by this Collapse.. Description:.. A collapse is undoubtably imminent.. It s no longer to be considered fear mongering to suggest that we are headed downhill.. The public is not prepared.. The global banking system is working against us.. Prepare before it s too late.. WARNING! Nobel Prize Winner Robert Shiller Fears Stock Market Bubble.. Dow 40,000, SPX 4,000: Is this Fed-Fueled Stock Rally Sustainable?.. by Charles Hugh-Smith.. Since stocks rise when the Fed is adding assets and tank when the Fed pauses.. Now that financial pundits are claiming the current stock market rally is good to go until 2016, it s appropriate to see where the market will be in 2016 if current trends hold.. Let s start with the well-known correlation between the Federal Reserve s balance sheet and the stock market: stocks rise when the Fed is adding [.. Bail-Ins And Deposit Confiscation Confirmed At ‘Future of Banking in Europe’ Conference.. Today’s AM fix was USD 1,219.. Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,237.. 50, EUR 913.. 08 and GBP 754.. 30 per ounce.. Gold fell $32.. 20 or 2.. 57% yesterday, closing at $1,219.. 00/oz.. Silver slid $0.. 84 or 4.. 2% closing at $19.. 15/oz.. Platinum dropped $20.. 95, or 1.. 5%, to $1,336.. 25 /oz and palladium fell $9.. 78, or 1.. 4%, to $708.. 72/oz.. Gold advanced from nearly a five-month low, after the biggest one-day drop [.. Alert: UN Sealed Evidence Could Be Used To Strike Syria.. Germany’s telecom giant is feeling the effects of the Eurozone recession, they are now laying off 6000 people and Germany’s unemployment will be moving up.. Black Friday weekend didn’t go as planned the sales fell short of what was expected.. Protests and riots are taking place in the Ukraine, Japan and Thailand.. There is now new sealed evidence that the central bankers/US Government will use to force Assad out of [.. Strung-Out Consumers, Desperate Retailers, Crummy Sales.. During this festive time of the year, the whole world is intensely focused on American consumers, watching their every move under a digital microscope to parse if the universe is going to live or die.. Retailers and the media joined forces to create hoopla and excitement and frenzy and the perception of once-in-a-lifetime deals.. Stores opened on Thanksgiving, stayed open late at night, and opened early in the [.. December 2nd, 2013 | Category:.. REPORT: Private sector shrinks in 41 states.. The Obama administration is painting a much rosier picture of American jobs than the data supports, two researchers claim.. They have been touting their recent study showing that nearly every state has seen its private sector shrink under the Obama administration.. “Our findings show that for many states, the impact of the recession and slow recovery on the private sector has been more severe than the official economic data indicates,” Keith Hall, a senior [.. Unseen massive deceptions.. The Public Be Suckered (that s you).. The Public Be Suckered, Magnitudes.. Ought.. Latest ? To Be* Change.. Real 67.. 9 54 20% drop.. Homes.. Real 98.. 0 49 50% drop.. Dow.. Personal 5% [.. 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  • Title: Economic outlook 2009-2013 | InvestmentWatch
    Descriptive info: Max Keiser predicts CIVIL WAR before April 2013 – 2008 was a pre-cursor to how bad it’ll get, 2013 will be CATASTROPHIC for everyone.. 2008 was a pre-cursor to how bad it’ll get, 2013 will be CATASTROPHIC for everyone.. Jim Rogers: 2013 Will Be A Disaster.. Listen closely: Weiss final warning to all investors: “Get all or most of your money out of danger immediately… stay safe!” Prepare for the coming bank collapse.. History inevitably repeats itself: Arab Spring triggered Wall Street Fall.. Next, the raging European monetary collapse will ripple through America’s banking system, completing the 2008 meltdown that never ended because Wall Street fought all reforms.. But now, a bigger meltdown as history repeats a dangerous cycle like the 1929 Crash and Great Depression.. History will also deal a fatal blow to Wall Street.. Weiss adds a key warning: No bank bailouts.. America’s banking system is bankrupt, structurally and morally.. Washington is broken.. And thanks to the Occupiers Revolution the masses will never accept new bank bailouts.. Never.. They’ll toss politicians and overthrow government first.. No new bailouts will be the stake in the heart of Wall Street, ending the “greed is good” power of America’s “bloodsucking vampire squid,” handing the Occupiers new political power in Washington.. Weiss’s worst-case scenario highlights everything we’ve both been warning investors about for a long time.. The 2008 meltdown never ended, lessons never learned.. But now the end game is accelerating.. Listen closely: Weiss final warning to all investors: “Get all or most of your money out of danger immediately … above all, stay safe!” Prepare for the coming bank collapse.. And discover how this historic scenario will empower the Occupiers message to get money out of elections: “One citizen.. One dollar.. One vote.. ”.. Compromise on that principle and Wall Street wins, again.. Peter Tchir: 2012 looks like it will be the year of the supra-national.. It looks like any solution to this year s crisis will be to push the problem up a level.. 2009 started with banks in full crisis mode, but ended the year with a brief vacation from worrying about insurmountable debt.. 2010 saw the beginning of the sovereign debt crisis.. 2011 has seen the sovereign debt crisis spiral out of control, banks are back in the crisis mix and individuals are  ...   storm” could be brewing and that we could actually be headed for an economic apocalypse in 2012.. Hopefully that will not happen.. Hopefully our leaders can keep the global economy from completely falling apart.. But right now, things don’t look good.. After a period of relative stability, things are starting to become unglued once again.. The next major financial panic could literally happen at any time.. Sadly, if we do see an economic apocalypse in 2012, it won’t be the wealthy that suffer the most.. It will be the poor, the unemployed, the homeless and the hungry that feel the most pain.. Paul Farrel: A Recession Is Coming In 2012 And Things Don’t Get Better.. A slow-growth decade is already raging.. You feel it everywhere.. And it’s going to get worse, much worse.. A recession is virtually certain for 2012, in an angry, volatile presidential election year.. May morph into a 1930’s-style depression.. BBC Speechless As Trader Tells Truth: “The Collapse Is Coming…And Goldman Rules The World”.. In an interview on BBC News this morning that left the hosts gob-smacked (google it… it is the BBC after all), Alessio Rastani outlines in a mere three-and-a-half-minutes what we all know and most ignore.. While the whole interview is worth watching, the money shot for us was “This economic crisis is like a cancer, if you just wait and wait hoping it is going to go away, just like a cancer it is going to grow and it will be too late!”.. While he dreams of recessions, sees Goldman ruling the world, and urges people to prepare, it is hard to disagree with much (or actually anything) of what he says and obviously interventions and machinations means we will have days like this (in Silver for instance), there is only one endgame here and we hope there is less hopeful euphoria (and more preparedness) as we pull back the curtain further an further.. A Financial Crisis in 2012 is Inevitable!.. 2012 is shaping up to be the blockbuster main event of the ongoing financial crisis.. Massive amounts of new debt, vast quantities of additional digital dollars and the spark of higher interest rates will set off version 2.. 0 of the credit-driven financial implosion.. Let me explain.. Did you already share this? No? Share it now:.. Tweet..

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  • Title: Must-See Charts | InvestmentWatch
    Descriptive info: Must-see: Charts you don t want to miss!!!.. There is no way we can have economic prosperity in this country when the top 1% has all of the money.. The middle class is basically being destroyed right in front of our very eyes.. This graph was an eye opener for me (not that I should be surprised):.. Look at the chart below, tracking household debt as a percentage of total compensation of employees, which I use as a proxy for earned income.. In just the few years after 2000 it zoomed from 113% to 180%.. That s a serious challenge to solvency, no matter how low the Fed keeps rates.. The National Federation of Independent Businesses has come out with its latest survey of members, and across the board it s clear: small businesses are not getting access to credit, they re not living up to their rebound expectations, they re not hiring, and they re not upping CAPEX.. Compensation? Not so much.. U.. S stock market 1930 = 2010? Is history repeating itself?.. Dow Jones Industrial Average (1900 Present Monthly).. How has OUR market done since 1970? Could it happen in 2010? I  ...   as they have trended higher over the long run.. If you average all that trending out, you get average real price appreciation of about 2% per year (slightly less, actually).. Also note that we are currently ahead of that trend line.. As the chart clearly shows, being ahead or behind the trend line doesn t tell you anything about what stocks will do next.. It does, however, suggests that future returns will be below average.. McKinsey: You Won t Believe How Much Pain We re Still In For.. The job is difficult because excessive debt makes the economy inherently unstable.. If you are a small business owner, I feel sorry for you.. The bearish sentiment and VIX have bottomed.. PIMCO: The US Falls Into The Sovereign Debt Ring Of Fire.. Besides The Fed, Nobody Is Buying Agency Debt:.. -.. Morgan Stanley: The 15 Must-See Charts That Explain The Global Economy.. Are Sentiment Indicators Topping Out?.. Earning Revisions Have Stated To Roll Over.. European Sovereign Debt Remains A Concern.. Valuation Dispersion Has Fallen From Its Peak.. Euro Area Domestic Demand Remains Weak.. Industrial Production And Manufacturing Fell Unexpectedly.. Which Raises Expectations Of Central Bank Tightening..

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  • Title: Obamacare is a Catastrophe That Cannot Be Fixed | InvestmentWatch
    Descriptive info: December 6th, 2013.. Charles Hugh Smith.. First, the context of my analysis:.. we are self-employed, meaning there is no employer to pay our healthcare insurance.. We pay the full market-rate cost of healthcare insurance.. We have had a co-pay plan with kp.. org for the past 20+ years that we pay in full because there s nobody else to pay it.. What we pay is pretty much what employers pay.. In other words, if I went to work for a company that offered full healthcare coverage, that company would pay what we pay.. Kaiser Permanente (kp.. org) is a non-profit.. That doesn t mean it can lose money on providing healthcare; if it loses millions of dollars a year (and some years it does lose millions of dollars), eventually it goes broke.. All non-profit means is that kp.. org does not have to charge a premium to generate profits that flow to shareholders.. But it must generate enough profit to maintain its hospitals, clinics, etc.. , build reserves against future losses, and have capital to reinvest in plant, equipment, training, etc.. As an employer in the 1980s, a manager in non-profit organizations in the early 1990s and self-employed for 20+ years, I have detailed knowledge of previous healthcare insurance costs and coverage.. As an employer in the 1980s, I paid for standard 80/20 deductible healthcare insurance for my employees.. The cost was about $50 per month per employee, who were mostly in their 20s and 30s.. In today s money, that equals $108 per month.. In other words, I have 30+ years of knowledgeable experience with the full (real) costs of healthcare insurance and what is covered by that insurance.. Our grandfathered Kaiser Plan costs $1,217 per month.. There is no coverage for medications, eyewear or dental.. That is $14,604 per year for two 60-year old adults.. We pay a $50 co-pay for any office visit and $10 for lab tests.. Maximum out-of-pocket costs per person are $3,500, or $7,000 for the two of us.. We pay $500 per day for all hospital stays and related surgery; out-patient surgery has a $250 co-pay.. So if I suffered a heart attack and was hospitalized and required surgery, I would pay a maximum of $3,500 for services that would be billed out at $100,000 or more were Kaiser providing those services to Medicare.. (Yes, I know Medicare wouldn t pay the full charges, but if Medicare is billed $150,000 not uncommon for a few days in the hospital and surgery it will pay $80,000+ for a few days in the hospital and related charges.. All of this is opaque to the patient, so it s hard to know what s actually billed and paid.. ).. In other words, this plan offers excellent coverage of major catastrophic expenses and relatively affordable co-pays for all services.. The closest equivalent coverage under Obamacare is Kaiser s Gold Plan.. The cost to us is $1,937 per month or $23,244 a year.. The Gold Plan covers medications ($50 per prescription for name-brand, $19 for generics) and free preventive-health visits and tests, but otherwise the coverage is inferior: the out-of-pocket limits are $6,350 per person or $12,700 for the two of us.. Lab tests are also more expensive, as are X-rays, emergency care co-pays and a host of other typical charges.. Specialty doctor s visits have a $50 co-pay.. The Obamacare Gold Plan would cost us $8,640 more per year.. This is a 60% increase.. It could be  ...   month for healthcare insurance per employee? Even if employees pay a few hundred dollars a month, the employers are still paying $20,000 a year per (older) employee.. If an employer can hire someone in a country with considerably lower social-welfare/healthcare costs to do the same work as an American costing them $2,000 per month for healthcare insurance, they d be crazy to keep the worker in America, unless the worker was so young that the Obamacare costs were low or the worker was a contract/free-lance employee who has to pay his own healthcare costs.. Uninformed progressives have suggested that Medicare for all is the answer.. Their ignorance of exactly how Medicare functions is appalling; recall that Medicare is the system in which an estimated 40% of all expenditures are fraudulent, unneccessary or counter-productive, where a few days in the hospital is billed at $120,000 (first-hand knowledge) and a one-hour out-patient operation is billed at $12,000, along with a half-hour wait in a room that s billed at several thousand more dollars for observation.. (Also first-hand knowledge.. Medicare is the acme of an out-of-control program that invites profiteering, fraud, billing for phantom services, services that add no value to care, and services designed to game the system s guidelines for maximum profit.. If an evil genius set out to design a system that provided the least effective care for the highest possible cost while incentivizing the most egregious profiteering and fraud, he would come up with Medicare.. Does Medicare look remotely sustainable to you?.. Strip out inventory builds and adjustments from imports/exports and the real economy is growing at about 1.. 5% annually.. As noted yesterday in.. , the real income of the bottom 90% hasn t changed for 40 years, and has declined by 7% since 2000 when adjusted for inflation.. Here is Medicare s twin for under-age-65 care for low-income households, Medicaid:.. As I have observed for years, Obamacare and Medicare/Medicaid do not tackle the underlying problems of Sickcare costs in America.. If you haven t read these analyses, please have a look:.. Why Healthcare Reform Is Not Reform, Part I.. (December 28, 2009).. Why Healthcare Reform Is Not Reform, Part II.. (December 29, 2009).. Type.. sickcare.. into the custom search box at the top of the left-hand column of the main blog page and you will find dozens of essays addressing what s broken with American healthcare.. It is a phony reform that extends everything that makes the U.. healthcare unsustainable.. If You Seek Practical Gifts, Consider These Everyday Kitchen Tools.. December 6th, 2013 |.. Fred.. I think I give up on this place.. I m moving back to Canada.. They have a healthcare system that works.. sandollar_man.. Yeah, they like their system.. And it s not just that they like their system they laugh at our system.. And especially how we are.. unwilling.. to learn from others and even admit that we can learn from others.. Instead we wallow in this sad defeatist attitude.. American exceptionalism at it s worst.. Eric Swan.. Recently I was told by a neural surgeon that the cost of a surgical stainless steel screw was $1,100.. Chin.. Expensive way just to say screw you.. stealth.. Wait a minute health insurance and deductibles costing as much as a house payment? I remember the affordable health care act was supposed to decrease health insurance costs to be equivalent to a monthly phone bill.. Unbelievable what a train wreck this has turned out to be..

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  • Title: Economists Warn Depositors May Be Burnt In Bail-Ins (Part III) | InvestmentWatch
    Descriptive info: GoldCore.. Premiums in China and India remained robust overnight and way over western premiums.. Bullion premiums in western markets have seen little movement this week.. Gold bullion bars (1 oz.. ) are trading at $1,283.. 78/oz or premiums of between 3.. 75% and 4.. 5%, and gold.. gold bars (1 kilo.. ) are trading at $40,899/oz or premiums of between 3% and 3.. 5%.. Gold headed for a weekly drop of 1.. 9% as traders and more speculative investors await U.. payrolls figures.. Recent economic data boosted speculation the Federal Reserve may start trimming its $20 billion per week debt monetisation programme sooner than estimated.. Although such speculation has been ongoing for a number of months now and has been proven incorrect.. Prices fell as low as $1,211.. 75 on Wednesday the lowest since July 5, prior to a very sharp $40 rally brought gold to over $1,250/oz again.. Then determined selling capped prices at that level and a seller or sellers seemed determined not to see gold turn positive on the week.. This would have led to technical and momentum buying.. As we noted yesterday, Chinese imports through Hong Kong alone are set to top 1,000 tonnes this year and this does not include other gold imports into China ex Hong Kong.. Therefore, total Chinese gold demand could be as high as 2,000 tonnes.. Total annual gold supply is expected to be around the 2,700 tonne mark.. Therefore, China alone could swallow up nearly 75% of global gold mine supply this year.. Annual Chinese Gold Net Imports 2001 to 2013 YTD.. It is important to note that the huge Chinese demand in tonnage terms, 1,000 tonnes and possibly as high as 2,000 tonnes, is only worth roughly $39 billion and $78 billion in dollar terms.. This is nearly what the Federal Reserve is printing every single month since late 2012.. Gold has tumbled 27% this year and is set for the first annual loss since 2000, as weak hands and hot money has exited the market on the recent price weakness.. The majority of bullion buyers remain steadfast and demand remains robust, particularly in China and Asia.. Even in western markets, while demand is lower than recent years, dealers, refineries and mints all report much more buyers than sellers which contradicts the notion that investors or gold buyers have “lost faith” in gold.. It is worth noting that, while gold is down 27% this year, it remains up 63% in the last 5 years since the financial crisis began.. Thus, again proving its worth as a long term store of value.. From a longer term perspective, it is also important to note that gold is now almost half of its record inflation adjusted high or real record high from 1980 at $2,400/oz (see chart).. As we have said since 2003, we expect that number to be surpassed in the course of this secular bull market.. Economists Warn Depositors May Be Burnt In Bail-Ins.. On Tuesday we launched our in depth research report ‘.. From Bail-Outs to Bail-Ins: Risks and Ramifications.. ’ in order to shed light on and foster debate on what we believe is one of the most significant risks facing investors, savers, all depositors and most western economies bail-ins.. In it we detail, how bail-ins are a real risk not just to vulnerable countries like Greece, but to any countries in the EU, the UK, the U.. , Australia, New Zealand,  ...   served as non-executive member on the Investment Committee of Goldcore.. Cormac Lucey.. “In November 2012, it was reported by RTÉ’s David Murphy that CRH, the building materials maker and the biggest company on the benchmark Irish stock index, “was mandated by its board not to leave cash in a bank in the euro zone during any weekend”.. The logic of CRH’s stance only became fully clear after weekend decisions taken by Eurozone finance ministers had a severe and adverse effect on the financial claims of depositors in Cypriot banks in March 2013.. Had ordinary retail and SME depositors in Cyprus’s banks known in February of CRH’s stance and of the logic behind it, does anyone seriously think that they would have left themselves so vulnerable in March?.. The lesson from Cyprus is that individual and business depositors (small, medium and large) need to show at least as much care in making their deposit decisions as large corporations such as CRH.. Depositors should seriously consider two questions when putting money into a bank:.. (i) is there is a serious possibility of the bank failing?.. (ii) if the bank fails, is there then a serious possibility that the government would be unable to honour deposit guarantees in full?.. If there is a significant possibility, even small, of capital loss, depositors should ask themselves the same question that corporate treasurers regularly ask themselves: am I being adequately compensated by the deposit rate for the risk I am now exposing my money to?”.. Cormac Lucey is a chartered accountant, financial analyst lecturer at the Irish Management Institute (IMI).. He was special advisor to Michael McDowell, former Attorney General of Ireland, from 2003 to 2007.. He is a commentator on economics and politics.. Jim Power.. “The attempted bail-in of all deposits in the Cypriot banking crisis and the eventual decision to bail-in deposits in excess of €100,000 has drawn a line in the sand and has created a very dangerous and damaging precedent.. A banking system has to be based on trust and confidence; the Cypriot decision and subsequent statements from European policy makers suggest that trust and confidence have been seriously, and possibly irredeemably, damaged.. Any individual or any corporate treasurer would be taking an unacceptable risk in making a decision to leave deposits in excess of €100,000 in any single bank, unless one is convinced that the institution is 100% sound.. The events of the past 5 years should have taught us that such a conviction would be dangerous.. For investors, bank diversification is essential, but more broadly, asset diversification has to be the priority for anybody with any wealth.. We still live in very dangerous and uncertain times and investors should do whatever it takes to manage risk and ensure that all of their eggs are not in a single basket that may be badly holed.. Jim Power is a graduate of University College Dublin with a BA in Economics Politics, and a Master of Economic Science Degree.. He is Chief Economist at Friends First Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eureko, one of Europe’s largest insurance groups.. He teaches Finance and Economics on the Local Government MBA at Dublin City University, and Business Economics on the Executive MBA at the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, University College Dublin.. Download our.. Bail-In Guide: Protecting your Savings In The Coming Bail-In Era.. (11 pages).. Download our.. Bail-In Research: From Bail-Outs to Bail-Ins: Risks and Ramifications.. (51 pages)..

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  • Title: Be Careful, The Day of Reckoning Nears | InvestmentWatch
    Descriptive info: News In Two Minutes 2011 EQ Altered Gravity Russia Warns Over Ukraine EU Threatens Israel.. Be Afraid: Why Is Congress So Afraid Of Congressman Steve Cohen.. Watch Reaction.. When the Fed began talking about tapering, however, there was no evidence that stocks were overvalued.. Narrow profits as a percentage of gross value added were very much consistent with stocks priced in the 1550 range.. However, since that time the S P 500 has risen almost 11% after trading sideways between May and early September.. Indeed the leg up from 1650 after the no tapering decision in September has not been supported by underlying growth and earnings fundamentals.. Part of this may be attributed to a ‘low for longer’ theme that has gained more traction relative to the lead up to the September meeting.. Read more:.. businessinsider.. com/stocks-look-more-vulnerable-than-ever-2013-12#ixzz2mglMd1uK.. Wall Street: The day of reckoning nears.. The wolf really may be coming to Wall Street.. Although Hollywood has a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the wolf, the real one may not be the trader but rather a regulator.. Indeed, 2014 could be a very interesting year on the Street.. How interesting? Let s have a look:.. Someone BIG is getting steel bracelets.. In 2013 the world of finance was rocked by high-profile cases against.. JPMorgan Chase.. and SAC Capital that highlighted a year of aggressive enforcement from regulators.. But while the targeted firms paid billions in penalties and suffered public shame, there were precious few high-profile arrests.. If selling gets out  ...   of the world, adding that.. this is going to end badly.. However, the co-founder of Soros Quantum fund is convinced that the.. commodity super-cycle is far from over, but driven by supply constraints (and cost increases).. as opposed to demand from higher growth.. The following interview provides more color on his commodity view as he re-iterates his bullish stance on Ag (with sugar a focus) and Natural Gas (some harsh natural realities coming), warning.. don t get too excited about fracking,.. when he talks energy products.. Rogers, in his inimitable way, sums up the state iof euphoria that many markets find themselves in thus,.. we are all floating around on a sea of artificial liquidity right now.. This is not going to last.. com/news/2013-12-04/jim-rogers-cautions-be-prepared-be-worried-and-be-careful-going-end-badly.. Kyle Bass Warns When Everyone Is Beggaring Thy Neighbor There Will Be Consequences.. There are going to be consequences to central bank balance sheet expansion all over the world.. , Kyle Bass tells Steven Drobny in his.. new book, The New House of Money.. , adding It’s a beggar-thy-neighbor policy, but everyone is beggaring thy neighbor.. The Texan remains concerned at QE s effects on wealth inequality and worries that at some point this is going to.. ignite and set cost pressures off.. While Gold-in-JPY is his recommended trade for non-clients, his hugely convex trades on Japan s eventual collapse remain as he explains the endgame for his thesis,.. won t buy back until JPY is at 350, and fears the logical conclusion is war.. com/news/2013-12-05/kyle-bass-warns-when-everyone-beggaring-thy-neighbor-there-will-be-consequences..

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  • Title: H7N9 ALERT! EXPLOSIVE Situation In Hong Kong Emergency Rooms | InvestmentWatch
    Descriptive info: Monster ICE STORM Cleon is officially here.. Send your employees home and get off the roads, y all! NO ONE drives well on ice.. Constitutional Convention movement, this weekend Dec, 7 Mount Vernon, Virginia.. addictiveaussie.. There is ONE reported case of a women who traveled to China and had contact with poultry.. Hardly a explosive situation, but then what does it matter.. we re all going to get wiped out by debris from ISON aren t we?..

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