The Sports Cycle and Western Society

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In May 2015, U.S. federal prosecutors filed criminal indictments against fourteen FIFA employees and associates in connection with an investigation by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI) into wire fraud, racketeering, and money laundering which was all centered around bribery. Then 16 more officials were indicted in December 2015. We also see that Super Bowl viewership peaked in 2015 at 115 million and has begun to decline from a major 26-year high. Last year, Super Bowl viewership fell to 111 million, which is actually the Bearish Reversal. So if 2017 comes in under 111 million, this will confirm sports have begun a bear market. This is yet another parallel with the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. Continue reading

Is Trump Draining the Swamp or Filling It?

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Trump has broken his word and is by no means draining the swamp — he is filling it. He has really betrayed a lot of people by his nomination of Gary D. Cohn as Director of the National Economic Council, which is a policy-making position for domestic and international economic issues. Continue reading

India’s Gold Confiscation & Turkey’s War on Currency

QUESTION: Marty; You have been emphasizing not to buy gold bullion but US gold coins such as the $20. You have said that the last time they confiscated gold coin collections were exempt. With the drastic action in India, and the war on currency in Turkey, is this why you have said stocks and collectibles are a safer bet? Continue reading

All Roads Lead to the Dollar

 

COMMENT: Marty; I have attended every conference since 2011. You have really opened my eyes and you have to be blind to not see that you have called everything trend from the decline in gold, rally in the Dow, collapse of Europe, the rise in the dollar, and the uptick in war/civil unrest not to mention your political forecasting. You should be hailed from every podium and the reason you are not is obvious. The conclusions you force upon the rest to see is against their own self-interest. All roads lead only to the dollar as you have said. Continue reading

War & Economics – Just Follow the Money

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; You have pointed out that both Republicans and Democrats have voted for wars and they really seem to have no differences on this issue. You have said they use the social issues to distinguish themselves, but war and economics they seem to always agree. Do you have any insight on this phenomenon? Continue reading

War Cycle on Target – Sad to Say

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All indications are now pointing to war between the USA and Russia. It appears the powers that be in Washington fear a Trump victory and he would end nation building. The military needs to start a war now because if Trump were elected, he would not go along with this mess. Even Russian TV is talking about war in the aftermath of the collapse of cease-fire efforts in Syria. As the Obama Administration and Russia accused each other of sinking diplomacy, and Moscow is now increasing its military presence on all fronts moving nuclear weapons to the border with Poland and throughout the Baltic regions as well as in the in the Mediterranean, All nuclear agreements have been suspended for which Obama won the Noble Peace Prize if you really believe that BS for his nuclear non-proliferation treaty. Russian prime-time news is warning that the U.S. wants to provoke a conflict. I cannot say Russia is wrong. It is indeed the Obama Administration that appears hell-bent on starting war. Continue reading

The Failed EU Design – The Great Divide West v East

QUESTION: I saw you at your presentation in Dresden last year. Things in the East are rather different from the West in Europe. Do you have any comments on this great divide? Continue reading

IMF Concedes Central Banks Are Doomed

 

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned at the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China, that in the face of crises, the refusal to reform how things are functioning will lead to economic weakness in the global economy. “The latest data show subdued activity, less growth in trade and a very low inflation, suggesting an even weaker global economic growth this year,” the IMF told G20 leaders.

Indeed, we are looking at 2016 coming in as the fifth consecutive year in which global growth will be below the average of 3.7% which prevailed between 1990 and 2007. The IMF said: “Without strong political countermeasures the world could suffer a disappointing growth” for several years to come. Christine Lagarde told world leaders: “Even in the longer term the outlook remains disappointing.” Continue reading

Government Preparing for Worldwide Civil Unrest – Why?

 

A number of emails have come in asking if we are advising the government since they are now enlisting firms to research a rise in civil unrest. The answer is no! Nevertheless, everyone knows of the accuracy of our computer systems and our cycle of war models. It was the CIA that, after all, came to us demanding I create the system for them in Washington after the model predicted the fall of the Russian monetary system in 1998. I declined. I did offer to run any study for them on our systems. I was told that was not acceptable for they had to “own it.” I said no way. I believe their position was they did not want anyone else to possess the forecasts. I have also been asked if I am afraid of government. I responded that the only way they will ever get access to what our system forecasts is to leave me alone and read our services. So, this is the Mexican standoff as they say. We agree to disagree. Continue reading

Why is August the Most Active Month for War?

 

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; You have stated that August is the season of war. Can you explain a bit more than just that. I am sure you have before. But I am new to the blog. Continue reading

Germany & THE 800 POUND GORILLA

The derivative exposure mentioned by Martin Armstrong is what has been covered on Global Geopolitics numerous times over the years under the following posts:

Is Deutsche Bank Kaputt?

New financial MELTDOWN set to sink EU as German banks lose £14,292,610,000.00 in 90 DAYS

Deutsche Bank Exodus Continues As Real Estate Chief Leaves For Blackstone

Is Deutsche Bank the next Lehman?

Deutsche Bank Is Scared: “What Needs To Be Done” In Its Own Words

End of the eurozone? Germany’s biggest lender Deutsche Bank CRASHES with first annual loss

Deutsche Bank shocks with warning of €6bn losses

 

This week, a German cooperative savings bank in the Bavarian village of Gmund am Tegernsee with less than 10,000 in population, announced it will begin charging retail customers to hold their cash starting in September. This will apply to accounts greater than €100,000 euros. This means the bank will charge customers 0.4 percent, which amounts to a direct pass-through of the current level of the ECB’s negative deposit rate. After speaking directly with banking sources, what is happening is that cash is flooding into German banks from around Europe just to park avoiding the negative deposit rate. Now, the banks are starting to pass the negative rates back to the clients. However, much of this flow of capital has also been money fleeing other banks outside of Germany for fear that the euro will break and they will get Deutschemarks. Continue reading

Italy’s Referendum

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; You said other nations would follow Britain. It appears that Italy is doing so with their referendum. Is this correct?

You are very famous in Germany by the way.

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The Father of the European Union – The Real Mover & Shaker Behind the Curtain

This article right here explains exactly why Europe is allowing itself to be flooded with immigrants. It’s another step in creating the United States of Europe.

Since the article is so informative, it’ll remain 100% in tact here for archiving purposes.

 

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Most people have never heard of the real man behind the curtain who inspired the idea of the European Union. They certain do not realize that his idea was to stop the inbreeding within Europe and to support the mixing of peoples and many say races to create the United States of Europe. Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi (1894-1972), was of noble birth and was very much an elitist. He is the real father of the European Union for his efforts go back to 1922 when he founded in Vienna the “Pan Europe” movement. Indeed, his idea was partially supported by the fact that the people of Europe migrated to the United States and intermarried to create America. He saw the same thing was necessary for Europe. This idea is behind German Finance Minister Schäuble outrageous statement that the refugees are needed calling for more immigration into Europe otherwise, Europe will“degenerate into [an] inbred” continent. This is right out of Coudenhove-Kalergi whose argument captured many elitists and spread from Austria to most other countries within Europe. You have to keep in mind that the Royal families were engaged in such a policy. The English monarch is related to the German, Russian, Dutch, and Spain where there were all intermarriages under the theory of creating political stability. Continue reading

US Elections – Really Going Bad to Worse

We have a socialist, criminal, and an armature who speaks before he thinks running for what they all want to think is the leader of the “free world” which is anything but free. Then we have a press so in bed with the politicians, they often seem to be cross-breeding.  CNN, ABC News and CBS News all have family ties to the Democrats. It is no wonder they will never hit Hillary anywhere close to how they jump on trump, and she clearly should be indicted, but Obama will not do so. Endorsing Hillary means Obama has put out the word – no indictment. If it was Trump, you can bet he would be in jail with no bail. Continue reading

EU Conducts Military Exercises Based on Civil War Theories

Aside from the social unrest, we see a bit more evidence of further integration of EU member states.

While not wanting to predict or project too much, if it proves to be successful, we could be looking at the birth of some sort of EU-wide national guard. We already do know, however, an EU Army is being formed for a United States of Europe. It would make sense to have this at a national level under a nation called Europe, not a continent. Guess where all roads still lead to in the end: Berlin.

The original article in German will be posted below.

Für die, die Deutsch lesen kann, steht der originales Artikel ganz unten.

 

It’s coming. About 600 members of European police units and military have carried out in North Rhine-Westphalia assault exercises intended to crackdown on civil unrest in Germany and other EU countries. Continue reading