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Ron Paul & Jim Rogers: Chaos Up Ahead

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Hard to argue with common sense especially from 2 heavyweights like Ron Paul and Jim Rogers in this 3 minute clip.

These are clear warnings signs that a rational person simply cannot ignore.

Bottom line, Nations are going bust. And the worse things get, the more desperate their tactics become. This isn’t the first time that the world has been in this position. This time is not different. History shows that there are serious, serious consequences to running unsustainably high debts and deficits. And those consequences have almost invariably involved pillaging people’s wealth, savings, livelihoods and liberties… either directly or indirectly.

What’s happening right now is playing out in textbook fashion. More taxes, more debt, more printing, more confiscation, less freedom. I’m not talking about the end of the world here, I’m talking about difficult times ahead, and the things that go beyond economics. It’s time to face facts and look at how society will change (and has already changed).

Many people will resist the change and instead cling desperately to the old system – the cycle of debt and consumption that provided jobs, stability, and prosperity. These people will have their lives turned upside down because that system is gone forever. And in case it still weren’t obvious, here is three minutes of clarity from Ron Paul and Jim Rogers…”I would expect that there is going to be a lot more chaos still to come.” – Ron Paul; “They won’t take our bank accounts…they will take our retirement accounts.” – Jim Rogers

Via Simon Black of Sovereign Man blog,

The world is truly an enormous place… and, despite the dearth of good news and positive trends out there, I still see a lot of amazing opportunities in my travelsBut it’s really important to remain grounded about the challenges that face us. As I pen this letter to you, in fact,

– The NSA’s Utah data center, which will intercept every phone call, email, and tweet sent across the Internet, is nearing completion.

– The Marketplace Fairness Act, which will create additional sales taxes on US-based Internet transactions, is set to pass the Senate next week.

– The government of Cyprus just passed the final bail-in measures, officially authorizing the direct confiscation of people’s savings in that country’s banking system.

– The Bank of Japan recently announced its intentions to double down on their already unprecedented money printing operations.

– Not to be outdone, the US Federal Reserve just announced that they will maintain their Quantitative Easing program, which dilutes the existing money supply by more than $1 trillion annually.

– At $16.83 trillion, the US federal debt is at a record high and set to breach $17 trillion early this summer.

– President Obama recently proposed to cap the tax deferral benefit on Individual Retirement Accounts in the Land of the Free

These are clear warnings signs that a rational person simply cannot ignore.

Bottom line, nations are going bust. And the worse things get, the more desperate their tactics become.

This isn’t the first time that the world has been in this position. This time is not different.

History shows that there are serious, serious consequences to running unsustainably high debts and deficits. And those consequences have almost invariably involved pillaging people’s wealth, savings, livelihoods and liberties… either directly or indirectly.

What’s happening right now is playing out in textbook fashion. More taxes, more debt, more printing, more confiscation, less freedom.

I’m not talking about the end of the world here, I’m talking about difficult times ahead, and the things that go beyond economics. It’s time to face facts and look at how society will change (and has already changed).

Many people will resist the change and instead cling desperately to the old system– the cycle of debt and consumption that provided jobs, stability, and prosperity. These people will have their lives turned upside down because that system is gone forever.

And in case it still weren’t obvious, I’d like to present Ron Paul and Jim Rogers, speaking together at our event in Chile a few weeks ago, with their own views on the situation.

“They won’t take our bank accounts…they will take our retirement accounts.” – Jim Rogers

“We are going to have a calamity in economics and political crises as economies worldwide are a lot weaker than they tell us.” – Ron Paul

“I would expect that there is going to be a lot more chaos still to come.” – Ron Paul

“There are so many distortions because we disobeyed economic law – no matter what Bernanke tell’s you.” – Ron Paul


“Bernanke’s whole intellectual career has been dedicated to the study of printing money.” – Jim Rogers

 


“I don’t doubt [the confiscation] at all; and they will use force and they’ll use intimidation.” – Ron Paul

Source: ZeroHedgeSovereignMan

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Jim Rogers Says 100% Chance of Crash

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Jim Rogers as reported in investmentweek.co.uk has said

he is 100% sure the world will face another financial crash prompted by the eurozone debt crisis, adding this time it will be worse than 2008’s collapse.

The interview was given to CNBC and Jim went on to say:

the upcoming crisis could be worse than the Lehman Brothers collapse three years ago due to astronomically higher debt levels in economies.“In 2002 it was bad, in 2008 it was worse and 2012 or 2013 is going to be worse still – be careful,” he warned.

“The world has been spending staggering amounts of money it does not have for a few decades now, and it is all coming home to roost.

“We are certainly going to have more crises coming out of Europe and America; the world is in trouble.” said Rogers.

He said borrowing more cash to fix the problem was no longer a solution for indebted nations.

“Last time, America quadrupled its debt. The system is much more extended now, and America cannot quadruple its debt again. Greece cannot double its debt again. The next time around is going to be much worse,” he said.

Rogers told CNBC he believed the only solution to the global financial crisis was to allow “everyone to go bankrupt”.

“Get everyone in a room and decide you will go bankrupt. You will survive and we are going to ring-fence you. We will make sure your cheques clear. Everyone’s deposits are going to be ok, the system is going to survive,” he said.

However, he warned letting Greece leave the euro would be a disastrous decision because the country would go back to its “same old ways”.

“They would start printing money, no one would lend them money and inflation would go through the roof. The Greek economy would get worse and worse. That is not good for Greece and it is not good for the world.

“It would be better off if we can hold the euro together and reorganise. People are bankrupt and when people are bankrupt you might as well face reality.”

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