Russia Is Liquidating US Treasury Holdings And Dumping The Dollar

The great dollar dump is upon us. Russia is now taking major steps to move away from the United States dollar. We just might see the collapse of the dollar, as other countries also bail on the greenback.

According to RT, the share of U.S. sovereign debt bonds in Russia’s portfolio has been reduced dramatically in recent months. Russia held $96.1 billion in U.S. Treasuries in March before selling half its holdings in April, dropping to 22nd place among major foreign holders of American treasury securities at $48.7 billion. Only eight years ago, in 2010, Russia was one of the top holders of U.S. debt. With its holdings falling to $14.9 billion in May, the country is now below the $30 billion threshold for inclusion on the Treasury Department’s monthly report of major holders.

A treasury bond is a fixed-interest government debt security with a maturity of more than 10 years. Treasury bonds make interest payments twice a year. The gradual sell-off of US sovereign debt…

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U.S. President Donald Trump Initially Refused to Acknowledge Manufactured Reality

This article was originally published by Doug “Uncola” Lynn at TheTollOnline.com

Why should Trump give any credence to the intelligence agencies who first tried to prevent, and later subvert, his presidency?

You may not be able to alter reality, but you can alter your attitude towards it, and this, paradoxically, alters reality. Try it and see.

– Margaret Atwood

The above quote, attributed to the author of “The Handmaid’s Tale”, is seemingly representative of the elite establishment today in their dystopian zeal to erase the presidency of Donald Trump.  How? By means of manufacturing an Attitudinal New Reality complete with Orwellian-style and Twilight Zone-type narratives reminiscent of the “Upside Down” , the other-worldly dimension of Netflix’s “Stranger Things”.

Of course, where we are today was likely inevitable from the start.

When businessman Donald Trump announced his candidacy for President of the United States, he was ridiculed by the…

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Financial Experts Warn: Americans WILL Pay The Cost Of A Trade War

With most of the media in a tailspin over the tensions between the United States and China because of a trade war, many are missing the bigger picture.  Financial experts have been sounding the alarms, but no one appears to want to hear that it isn’t possible to win a trade war.

Everyone loses when you use goods as ammunition in an economic war and the idea that the United States can win a trade war is pure foolishness, according to Seeking Alpha Tariffs are a form of taxation that ultimately is paid not by the exporter, but by the U.S. consumer. If you want to see who the real victims of tariffs are, go look in the mirror.  Of course, that isn’t something those residing in the U.S. want to hear but it is nonetheless necessary to be aware of this fact. Sadly, most analysis of the trade situation does not reflect this hard truth and most have no idea just how hard their wallet could be hit. 

As China and Europe get dragged into a tit-for-tat battle, more and more…

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New Venomous Snake Discovered Is Already At Risk For Extinction

A team of biologists happened to stumble across a new venomous snake while on a mission to research sea snakes. But the scary new snake they discovered just happens to already be at risk for extinction.

The new snake was found in Australia by a research team of biologists which is led by University of Queensland’s Associate Professor Bryan Fry. The new species of bandy-bandy snake was found at Weipa, a town on the west coast of the Cape York Peninsula, in the far northeast of Australia, according to Fox News. 

Fry said bandy-bandies were burrowing snakes so they were surprised when they found it on a concrete block by the sea, after coming in from a night of sea snake spotting. “We later discovered that the snake had slithered over from a pile of bauxite rubble waiting to be loaded onto a ship,” he said.

The black-and-white snake is now named Vermicella parscauda or the Cape York bandy-bandy. The bandy-bandies typically live in burrows and feed on a specialized diet…

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Trouble Ahead For The Housing Market

This report was originally published by Adam Taggart at PeakProsperity.com

Our good friend John Rubino over at DollarCollapse.com just released an analysis titled US Housing Bubble Enters Stage Two: Suddenly Motivated Sellers.

He reminds us that housing bubbles follow a predictable progression:

  • Stage One: Mania — Prices rise at an accelerating rate as factors like excess central bank liquidity/loose credit/hot foreign money drive a virtuous bidding cycle well above sustainably afforable levels.
  • Stage Two: Peak — Increasingly jittery owners attempt to sell out before the party ends. Supply jumps as prices stagnate.
  • Stage Three: Bust — As inventory builds, sellers start having to lower prices. This begins a vicious cycle: buyers go on strike not wanting to catch a falling knife, causing sellers to drop prices further.

Rubino cites recent statistics that may indicate the US national housing market is finally entering Stage Two after a rip-roaring decade of recovery…

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Dangerous Burn-Causing Giant Hogweed Plant Removed From Seattle Yard

A dangerous plant and noxious weed (known as the giant hogweed) has been found and removed from a Seattle, Washington yard. The giant hogweed is known for its sap which causes third-degree burns and blisters and if it gets in the eyes, can cause blindness.

King County noxious weed experts removed the dangerous giant hogweed plant from the yard Tuesday, according to a report from King 5. The plant’s stem was nearly an inch in diameter and the sap inside is highly poisonous. “Giant hogweed is an invasive plant that’s been brought over from Russia and it causes these horrible burns and blisters on your skin. It’s a really nasty sap that makes your skin hypersensitive to sunlight,” specialist Sasha Shaw said. “Plus it makes a million seeds. We put them in the bag right here, but otherwise, it would’ve spread over this whole area.”

Crews in the noxious weed program are highly focused on the giant hogweed because of the dangers it presents to humans.

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Every Member of Your Prepper Group MUST Have This When It Hits The Fan

This report was originally published by Jeremiah Johnson at Tess Pennington’s ReadyNutrition.com.

Tess is the author of The Prepper’s Blueprint: How To Survive ANY Disaster.

I wrote several articles in the past about the importance of maintaining good first-aid treatment capabilities when you’re out in the woods, as well as in the home. I also mentioned the need for training and suggested several ways to go about receiving it to better prepare you and your family. That being said, your situation is your own: you may not have the time to do such training, although it is a priority.

In a related article, we discussed the importance of prepping trauma packs in detail:

“Having these items pre-packaged cuts down on response time, and gives the responders more of an advantage in properly caring for the wounded…

Medical first response packs can be made ahead of time using most of the medical products that you have on hand. In fact, these first response packs are not limited…

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How to Choose the Best Instant Tent for Your Next Trip

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: An article from Tiffany Bolgert to The Prepper Journal. We are comfortable with instant coffee (yech!), instant oatmeal (where have all the nutrients gone?) and we can even buy instant underpants! So when the idea of an “instant tent” popped into someones head, well, The Prepper Journal had to find out!

As enjoying as a camping trip with the family might be, the main drawback of this activity is the sheer frustration that arises from setting your shelter up. Regardless of your camping experience and how well the instructions were followed, things will never go according to plan.

The problems can range from minor inconveniences, such as discovering that there is a missing piece or that you have placed the pole in the wrong spot, to major, like having the tent fall over you in the middle of the night from the slightest gust of wind. The solution to these problems? An instant tent. If you do not want to bother…

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The Best Route To Bug Out Or Get Back Home

If and when it’s time to bug out or if you need to get back home during a major disaster or regional crisis, have you ever thought about the best way (route) to get there? Observation: Have you ever walked in the woods and noticed the trails and paths that have been formed by the animals traveling them? We too as humans travel along our own regular routes in our day to day lives. They are typically the quickest and most efficient routes to get from here to there, and are the same routes traveled by most others. We are

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Ron Paul: Stock Market Is The ‘Biggest Bubble In History’ And It’s ‘Going To BURST’

Ron Paul is sounding the same alarms as veteran financial investor Peter Schiff.  The former presidential candidate has warned that the current stock market is the “biggest bubble in history and it is going to burst.”

The market is in the “biggest bubble in the history of mankind,” and when it bursts, it could cut the stock market in half, he recently told CNBC“I see trouble ahead, and it originates with too much debt, too much spending,” the former Republican Congressman from Texas said. However, since Paul leans libertarian in political philosophy, he sees that one of the major problems with the market is federal spending and monetary policy which act as dual forces inflating a market bubble.

“The Congress spending and the Federal Reserve manipulation of monetary policy and interest rates — debt is too big, the current account is in bad shape, foreign debt is bad and it’s not going to change,” he said according to Newsweek.  “The Fed will keep…

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