China Moves Against the Dollar

  The following video by Storm Clouds Gathering provides an excellent summary of continuing Chinese moves to chip away at the US dollar. These include a recent trade agreement between China and Australia to use the yuan and Australian dollar – rather than the US dollar – in bilateral trade. China entered into a similar […]

To get the gold they will have to kill everyone of us! Ecuador gives gold and copper concession to China

As readers might know, President Rafael Correa of Ecuador was once the darling of the environmental movement around the world.   Correa adopted what was said to be a groundbreaking new constitution that recognized “the rights of nature” ( The 2008 constitution even used the words “Pacha Mama” — the indigenous Quechua language’s term for the “Earth […]

Bitcoins: Good as Gold?

Bitcoins are a safe decentralized currency that’s  ideal for businesses and consumers alike because it’s controlled by the people who use it, rather than banks. Hate banks? Fed up with Wall Street incompetence and criminality? Concerned the impending economic collapse and/or runaway inflation will gobble up your savings? Are you already unemployed – or like […]


Marysville: population: 12,268. 71% white; 18% Latino. Median household income: $28,494; 19% live below the poverty line. The 2000 Census. My wife and I, lost, stopped the car. The roadside sign had warned: “Gateway to The Gold Fields.” Two adolescents, arms around each other, bouncing and laughing, shouted instructions to the motel. “Tweakers,” I said. […]