Armstrong Economics Blog/Armstrong in the Media Re-Posted Sep 29, 2022 by Martin Armstrong
Commentary from Kerry:
The world is a mess and things aren’t getting better. There’s no end in site to the Ukraine war and the situation in Europe keeps getting worse and worse. We sit down with Martin Armstrong to get the latest update. He sees gold going much higher in Q1 2023. The loss of faith in all governments keeps increasing. China is a lost cause as well. But the US is a beneficiary of everyone else’s misery. That’s just the way the world works. Martin sees a major backlash coming in the aftermath of the 2022 mid-term elections. His model is questioning whether or not the 2024 presidential election will even take place. What could possibly happen to stop it and does it matter anyway? This is a must listen to interview.
Armstrong Economics Blog/War Re-Posted Sep 29, 2022 by Martin Armstrong
I know for a fact that the US military is deploying some reservists to Romania to train European soldiers. The reservists have been told that the war will escalate, and as a soldier told me, “things are getting really bad over there.” They will be training the Europeans to fight against Russians for at least six months. NATO is constructing a battlefield in Romania for this extensive training. The Cincu military training facility already exists but is undergoing a massive expansion.
This is precisely what Russia feared long before entering Ukraine. I reported that Russia knows it is fighting the West and not simply Ukraine. NATO has increased its presence around Eastern Europe this year and has no plans to de-escalate the situation. There are over 40,000 troops on the ground across Eastern Europe, and more are set to arrive. In fact, NATO will establish four additional “multinational battle groups” in Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, and Bulgaria.
Colonel Vincent Minguet, the commander of the NATO Combat Group in Romania, said the plan is for “the creation of a permanent, stronger battalion, with more heavy weapons, to prevent any aggression or any destabilization in Romania.” Alarmingly, Minguet believes that training will last for four or five years. They are planning for a long-term ongoing battle fought among numerous nations, aka a world war.
Armstrong Economics Blog/War Re-Posted Sep 29, 2022 by Martin Armstrong
I rarely believe in coincidences. Everyone is perplexed as to why there are sudden leaks in the Nord Stream pipelines in the Baltic Sea connecting Russia to Germany. The first explosion was recorded on Monday near the Danish island of Bornholm. The second blast happened later that evening and was so powerful that scientists equate it to a 2.3 magnitude earthquake.
Numerous people are claiming that Russia sabotaged the pipeline, but numerous clues indicate someone else was at play. Radek Sikorski, Poland’s former minister of national defense and EU Parliament member, posted an image of the leak with the caption, “Thank you, USA.”
The USA is certainly no stranger to targeting Russian pipelines. In January 1982, Ronald Regan and the CIA planned to destroy the Soviet Union’s economy by using the technology available at the time to create a massive explosion. The US wanted to block Europe from importing Soviet Western gas amid the Cold War and was willing to take extreme measures. Thomas C. Reed, a former Air Force secretary who served in the National Security Council, wrote a book entitled “At the Abysss: An Insider’s History of the Cold War.”
“In order to disrupt the Soviet gas supply, its hard currency earnings from the West, and the internal Russian economy, the pipeline software that was to run the pumps, turbines, and valves was programmed to go haywire, after a decent interval, to reset pump speeds and valve settings to produce pressures far beyond those acceptable to pipeline joints and welds,” Reed writes. According to the Washington Post, Reed later commented that it was the “most monumental non-nuclear explosion and fire ever seen from space.”
What about other nations in Europe? No one is claiming responsibility, but they are stating that it was a deliberate act of terrorism. “It is the authorities’ clear assessment that these are deliberate actions -– not accidents,” Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said Tuesday. Sweden’s Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said, “it is probably a case of sabotage,” and they are not ruling out any scenarios. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki also called it “an act of sabotage.” “The era of Russian domination in the gas sphere is coming to an end,” Morawiecki declared. “An era that was marked by blackmail, threats and extortion.”
The United States is also claiming to be perplexed by the issue. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said she would not “speculate on the cause.” US President Joe Biden hinted at the cause in February 2022. In the video above, Biden tells reporters that if Russia invades, “then there will be no longer a Nord Stream 2. We will bring an end to it.” When a reporter asked just how the US would complete the task, Biden ominously said. “Trust me, we will do it.”
This was clearly an act of sabotage, but who was the culprit? The West is pointing to Russia, while Russia is pointing to the West. Something does not add up.
Armstrong Economics Blog/Armstrong in the Media Re-Posted Sep 28, 2022 by Martin Armstrong
Watch the video above to see my most recent interview with Greg Hunter of USA Watchdog.
Commentary from Greg Hunter:
Legendary financial and geopolitical cycle analyst Martin Armstrong says nothing is going to get better by the end of 2022, and he is still forecasting “chaos” coming in 2023. Armstrong says the plunge in the stock market last week is all because of “extreme uncertainty.” Armstrong predicted a stock market crash two months ago and contends, “It’s not over.” Europe is in big financial trouble with Russian natural gas turned off as a retaliation from the sanctions. Armstrong explains, “In Europe, I believe they are actually deliberately doing this, and this is Klaus Schwab’s ‘Great Reset.’ They know they have a serious problem. They lowered rates to below 0% in 2014. They just started raising interest rates. Meanwhile, you ordered all the pension funds throughout Europe to have more than 70% in government bonds. Then they took it negative. All the pension funds are insolvent. Europe is fiscal mismanagement on a grand scale. There is no way it can sustain itself, and we are looking at Europe breaking apart.” So, could Europe suck the rest of the world down the tubes? Armstrong says, “Oh, absolutely. Europe is the problem. . . . The crisis in banking will start in Europe. . . . The debt is collapsing. They have no way to sustain themselves. The debt market over there is undermining the stability of all the banks. You have to understand that reserves are tied to government debt, and this is the perfect storm. Yes, the (U.S.) stock market will go down short term. We are not facing a 1929 event or a 90% fall here. . . . Europeans, probably by January of 2023, as this crisis in Ukraine escalates, anybody with half a brain is going to take whatever money they have and get it over here.” So, where is smart money going to go? Armstrong says, “Stocks are like gold, it is on the same side of the table and is opposite government debt. People are not going to be buying government debt. They are going to be looking at anything in the private sector. . . . People are buying whatever they can to get off the grid.” Armstrong says governments are borrowing and spend huge amounts of money. The Fed will keep raising interest rates to fight inflation, but Armstrong says, “Raising interest rates will only make things worse. We have supply shortages, and raising rates will not fill the gaps.” Armstrong has never been more positive on buying gold. Why? Armstrong explains, “We are looking at a sovereign debt default. This is what’s going on. This is why Biden will spend whatever he wants because he knows he doesn’t have to pay it back. Eventually, this is what’s going to happen. This is Schwab’s agenda.” Armstrong has predicted “2023 will be the year from Hell.” Armstrong says, “Civil unrest will only get worse” this year, and he is predicting we will have full blown war next year. Armstrong contends Democrats are desperate and will do things like granting illegal aliens citizenship so they can vote in the mid-term elections. In closing, Armstrong says, “Something is going to spark a collapse in government again. It’s going to be something, I think, in Europe where they do something drastic because they have no other choice. . . . They need war as the excuse for the defaults of all the government debt.”
Armstrong Economics Blog/Real Estate Re-Posted Sep 28, 2022 by Martin Armstrong
Shelter costs have continued to rise in the US. Recent data provided by Redfin shows that the national average increased by 11% YoY this August. Costs are expected to decline as people simply cannot afford to pay more. Additionally, the supply is expected to increase as there are around a million rental units under construction. Yet, construction has been slow due to supply chain shortages mixed and inflation.
Some areas experienced a larger increase in rental costs. Cincinnati, Ohio, saw prices rise by 26%; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, rose 22%; Indianapolis, Indiana, rose 21%; Nashville, Tennessee, rose 20%. Rental pricing in areas of New York and New Jersey saw 18% increases.
Not all finger-pointing can go to the landlords as they are struggling to survive this inflation too. Maintenance and utilities have gone up in price. Property taxes continue to increase, as does insurance. The increased value of properties has become a double-edged sword for many landlords. Landlords lost money during the rent and eviction moratoriums and are making up for it now. So many tenants fled and never paid back rent. The government created this problem.
Countless landlords are turning to Air B&B and other short-term ventures. Landlords are forced to raise prices to make a profit, but at any moment, the government can put another moratorium in place and leave landlords high and dry. The government must address outrageous property taxes and encourage, if not incentivize, builders. If costs continue to rise, then we will see a rise in homelessness across the nation as the average person can no longer afford shelter.
Posted originally on the conservative tree house September 27, 2022 | Sundance
Tucker Carlson accurately outlined the most likely suspect of the sabotage against Russia’s Nord Stream I and II pipeline today. When you consider the media blitz by Joe Biden’s National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan, last weekend (ABC, CNN, NBC and CBS); specifically pointing out the U.S. position against Russia; it is almost a certainty that U.S. action was behind the underwater detonation of explosives to take out Nord Stream pipeline system. WATCH:
Tulsi Gabbard Published originally on Rumble on September 27, 2022
Biden/Harris admin paint a rosy picture of a rebounding economy, secure borders, and freedom. But Americans live in the real world: struggling with inflation and basic needs. Soldiers going on food stamps. Historic illegal immigration. People unsafe in their own community. This is the real America those in power created.
Armstrong Economics Blog/Politics Re-Posted Sep 27, 2022 by Martin Armstrong
The left is so afraid of a red wave this November that they will do anything to allow illegals to vote. California’s Gavin Newsom, who admitted his party is “getting crushed,” signed into law an act that will permit illegal immigrants to obtain an official government-issued ID. “We’re a state of refuge – a majority-minority state, where 27 percent of us are immigrants,” Newsom said after signing the legislation. “That’s why I’m proud to announce the signing of today’s bills to further support our immigrant community, which makes our state stronger every single day.”
“I mean, if we are going to be realistic, they pay you to be homeless here.”
In addition to providing illegals with government IDs, Newsom is campaigning for votes in other states. His campaign has placed billboards in seven states, urging women to move to California where abortion is legal (a bit odd since women do not exist in woke America). Newsom placed billboard and newspaper ads across Texas to criticize the state’s gun laws, claiming California is so much safer. He has even run commercials in Florida to beg people to move to California.
Newsflash: people live in other states because they do not want government tyranny and sky-high taxes. Democrats love saying that “Democracy is under attack” while threatening to remove our freedoms. The exodus from California continues as civilians and businesses can no longer handle living under Newsom.
Armstrong Economics Blog/Italy Re-Posted Sep 27, 2022 by Martin Armstrong
I find it unbelievable that the corrupt media is calling her a fascist. They do not even understand what the word means: i.e. “centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.” They were calling Trump a fascist which would mean he was surrendering his own company to authoritarian government control. Not even Trump would be that stupid.
Anyone who is not WOKE, living in fear of climate change, and agrees with a one-world government with the UN as the leader, is now a fascist. I think they are looking in the mirror and describing themselves.