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By Michael Krieger from Liberty Blitzkrieg

I’ve mentioned the guys at Perpetual Assets several times before on this site. I met them last summer at the Liberty Mastermind Conference, and I’ve been extremely impressed with their vision when it comes to precious metals, crypto-currencies and a dedication to making this world a better place.

Well, they just took their game to a whole new level with the announcement that they will be accepting Bitcoin as payment for their entire product suite, which includes self-directed IRAs, a precious metals debit card and of course a wide variety of bullion products.

However, their IRA product is what really has me excited at the moment. The last time I highlighted this was following the announcement of Obama’s myRA program. Perpetual Assets saw an explosion in interest and sales and I can see why.

What the self-directed IRA allows is for anyone to transfer their retirement funds into their own LLC which then allows you to invest it in pretty much anything. Physical gold, silver, bitcoin, real estate and of course stocks and bonds if you so desire.

Let’s take a real world example. Let’s say you have all your retirement funds at Fidelity and it is 100% in a stock index fund. You can liquidate 10% of that tax-free (or whatever percentage you want) and move it to your LLC IRA. Then you can do whatever you want with this cash. You can even buy physical gold and store it yourself. The options are seemingly as endless as your imagination.

You can find out more information by going to their site here. Furthermore, if you want me to make a personal introduction to the team I would be more than happy to. They are fantastic.

Oh, and of course, you can always trade in a little BTC for bullion with them while you’re at it!

In Liberty,
Michael Krieger

When we dissect the fundamentals of life we have energy. Energy is the source. To have growth, you must have energy, whether a micro organism, an individual, or an economy. As energy becomes harder to extract, efficiencies fall, surpluses fall, and growth stops.

As net exporting countries become net importers of oil, growth tapers. This is the trend, Egypt and Indonesia are two examples that tipped the scales recently. This is a result of increasing consumption and decreasing production efficiency. Energy returned on invested is crucial to understand. It is costing more energy to extract the same amount of oil.

Peak oil is the notion that the world peaked in energy production. Critics of this argument can be heard citing recent oil discoveries, oil shale and natural gas. The problem lies in the cost of excreting the oil. We must spend energy to extract energy. When the sum of all the inputs becomes too great relative to the output, the jig is up.

 

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I’m not trying to ride the confiscation threat bandwagon, but these stories keep surfacing…

From Sprott Golbal

Jim Rogers co-founded the Quantum Group of Funds in 1973. He has warned investors that governments could loot savings and pension plans soon. With gold coming down again over the last month, I asked him about his gold holdings now.

 

Why still own gold?

“You see, there is going to be chaos out there over the next decade,” he began. “It could be a monetary disaster or even war. This turmoil could come from a gigantic debt problem, for instance, which could cause world economies to fall apart as well. Politicians don’t know what to do besides printing money – so that’s what they end up doing. We will see a wave of turmoil from all this that will surely take gold higher.

“I am on the record extensively since the fall of 2011, saying that gold would be going down for quite some time. Well, correcting, I should say. That is still happening; I am not rushing in to buy gold. I also have not sold any of my gold. A 50 percent correction from the top would put gold under 1,000 dollars. I am not predicting that will happen, but it is possible.”

Could certain countries really go to war over the next 5 years?

“Well, wars start with absurd actions by absurd politicians – they always have. I wouldn’t expect there to be a war over the Ukraine, for instance, or over a few rocks in Asia. But wars always seem completely unthinkable until they happen.
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Great article by our friend Jeff Berwick. The tides seem to be turning. Despite the force fed fluoride and GMOs people are waking up. A large percentage of the youth rejecting the lie is a very good sign. Once the fiat system implodes many of us agree these “leaders” will try to publicly divert blame for the collapse. It was the fault of: China, Russia, preppers, those naughty constitutionalists, aka domestic terrorists, anything or anyone, just not your all loving nanny government. I believe that lie will be rejected and a large enough percentage of American people will pin this directly on the “leaders,” as they should. Break out the pitchforks, tar, and feathers…

From The Dollar Vigilante

[Editor’s Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Berwick]

The leaders of the “free world” are on the run. In many cases, they can’t go out and travel due to the risk of being arrested, protested or even having a shoe thrown at them.

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In just the past few weeks, First Lady Michelle Obama, Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and Attorney General Eric Holder have had to cancel appearances due to protests.

They’re just the latest in a long line.
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