Over 57,000 Express Concern with Human Feeding Trials of GMO Bananas

bananaSimultaneous demonstrations in Ames and Seattle highlight controversy surrounding Gates Foundation-funded Transgenic Banana Study at Iowa State University

Ames, IA and Seattle, WA:  On Monday February 15th, Iowa State University graduate students will deliver 57,309 petition signatures to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at ISU while AGRA Watch members deliver the same petition to the headquarters of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, Washington. (The petitions will be delivered at 9:30am PST and 11:30am CST.) The petition asks the University and the Gates Foundation to cease supporting the transgenic banana study, including human feeding trials, and to change the trajectory for this type of research conducted at public universities.  Petition signatures were collected by ISU graduate students, AGRA Watch and CREDO Action.

With the purported goal of reducing Vitamin A deficiency in Uganda and other parts of the world, genetically modified bananas are enriched with beta carotene. The study examines the extent to which the bananas’ beta carotene is converted to Vitamin A in the body and absorbed by consumers.  The study is funded by the Gates Foundation.

Read entire article: http://www.naturalblaze.com/2016/02/over-57000-express-concern-with-human-feeding-trials-of-gmo-bananas.html

Hillary And Bill . . . Gates

hillary-and-bill-gatesBy Brandon Turbeville

If close association with one seedy Bill were not enough, Hillary has locked arms with another. This time, Bill’s last name is Gates and his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation comes with him. While most uninformed Americans see Gates as a technology genius and successful entrepreneur, Gates’ Foundation has been hard at work all across the world promoting dumbed-down education policies, coercive vaccination, GM food, abortion, and sterilization.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is also one of the seven largest donors to the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.[4] The two foundations have also partnered together on a number of initiatives such as the No Ceilings Full Participation Report.

Bill Gates pretends to care immensely for the poor, particularly in Third World countries, but the truth is that his Foundation’s vaccination and “family planning” (read abortion and sterilization) efforts are not centered around public health, they are based in eugenics and population reduction.

After all, it was Bill Gates himself who stated as much publicly when he said, “The world today has 6.8 billion people… that’s headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent.”

Read entire article with supportive documentation:  http://www.naturalblaze.com/2016/01/hillary-and-bill-gates.html

The Hidden History of the Incredibly Evil Khazarian Mafia

gazaEvery day more people become aware that the world governments have been infiltrated and dominated by an Evil Elite bent on controlling the people and the resources of the planet. However few actually know who the Evil Elite is. This article is the hard facts on how and why the Khazarian Mafia (KM), the World’s largest Organized Crime Syndicate, got to the point of global domination they are now trying to solidify into every human beings life. This well researched and superbly presented paper makes their history available for the first time to the World via the Internet.

This documentary starts several hundred years ago and brings the reader to the present day, exposing their “Evil beyond imagination” to the light of day, right before your eyes.

It is most difficult to fight an invisible enemy and they have employed that principle to advantage over you for your entire life. Now the light of truth will reconnect you to the need to resist and respond urgently for the survival of humanity.

May we all join together in gratitude that is due the authors of this fine paper for beyond journalistic skills, strong courage was needed to deliver such an exceptional revelation for the good of everyone, in spite of the vast negative forces wanting this series of facts to remain invisible.

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/03/08/the-hidden-history-of-the-incredibly-evil-khazarian-mafia/

The History of the Rockefeller’s Domination of Global Energy Resources

Most people have some knowledge of the Rockefeller influence upon society. But few actually know the truth about the type of people they are. James Corbet does a stellar job of research and presentation of the facts as they happened that brought this unscrupulous family to the position of control they are now. Only knowledge and exposure of the true nature of their future plans can extract us from their clutches. This is a ‘must see’ documentary to awaken you and destroy the illusion of a benevolent research foundation that they portray themselves as. I’m sure you will use far less flattering terms to describe them once you see this excellent presentation.

Bayer and US Govt Knowingly Gave HIV to Thousands of Children

BAyerBy Matt Agorist

What if a company that you thought you could trust, knowingly sold you a medicine for your child that they knew had the potential to give your child HIV? How would you react? What if a government agency that claims the responsibility for protecting you from such treachery, not only looked the other way, but was complicit in this exchange?

Everyone has heard of Bayer aspirin, it is a household name. Bayer AG also manufactures numerous other products, from pesticides to medicine for hemophiliacs called Factor 8.

In 1984 Bayer became aware that several batches of this Factor 8 contained HIV. They knew this because there was an outbreak of HIV among hemophiliac children, and this outbreak was traced back to Bayer.

Unable to sell their Factor 8 in the US, Bayer, with the FDA’s permission, (yes that’s right, the FDA allowed Bayer to potentially kill thousands) sold this HIV infected medicine to Argentina, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore after February 1984, according to the documents obtained by the NY Times. The documents showed how Cutter Biological, a division of Bayer, shipped more than 100,000 vials of unheated concentrate, worth more than $4 million, after it began selling the safer product.

The result of this sale of HIV tainted medication ended up infecting tens of thousands and killing thousands. Thousands of innocent children and adults have died at the hand of this corporation and no punitive action has been taken against them. The health department leaders in Argentina, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore were all imprisoned, while the US FDA continues down its hellish path.

When asked about the sale of the tainted Factor 8, Bayer responded, ”Decisions made nearly two decades ago were based on the best scientific information of the time and were consistent with the regulations in place.” This can be interpreted as Bayer asking the FDA for permission to murder children for profit and the FDA giving its approval. According to the NY Times, the Food and Drug Administration’s regulator of blood products, Dr. Harry M. Meyer Jr., asked that the issue be ”quietly solved without alerting the Congress, the medical community and the public.”

No one in the government nor Bayer have been charged with anything in regards to this matter. Bayer continues to sell its Factor 8 medication to this day.

http://www.naturalblaze.com/2016/02/bayer-and-us-govt-knowingly-gave-hiv-to-thousands-of-children.html?

MONSANTO EXPOSED as Source for White Phosphorus Used in Gaza Massacre

monsanto-white-phosphorusBy Justin Gardner

Monsanto has earned the dubious reputation of being one of the most hated companies in the world. Its grand proclamations of working to feed the world and help the environment have been exposed for a sham.

Their genetically modified (GM) crops have not increased yields, despite claims to the contrary. What they have done is: 1) encouraged monoculture, industrialized farming, 2) smothered out the sustainable, non-GM farmer, 3) waylaid beneficial insect populations and aquatic habitats with Bt toxins, 4) caused the emergence of several superweeds, 5) increased the use of chemical herbicides, notably Roundup, and 6) undertaken a giant human heath experiment with GM foods.

Amassing wealth is Monsanto’s single goal, and it does this through government force, primarily by securing patents on life. Monsanto has also managed to infiltrate government agencies with its own former employees so the power of centralized government can be used to further dominate the market. The recently signed Trans-Pacific Partnership is exhibit A of this global cronyism.

No other country is more controlled by Monsanto than the U.S. Here they find easy ground to wreck civil rights in order to build a more perfect corporatocracy. But agriculture is fairly recent territory for the GM giant.

The chemical manufacturing side of Monsanto goes back a long way, most notably to Vietnam where Agent Orange was used to decimate vast swaths of tropical rainforest and poison countless Vietnamese civilians and soldiers, including American. The popular 2-4, D herbicide used today was an ingredient in Agent Orange.

But Monsanto’s role as a purveyor of deadly military chemicals goes even deeper. For at least 20 years it has supplied the U.S. government with white phosphorus (WP) for incendiary weapons. What’s more, some of this white phosphorus was used in Israel’s invasion of Gaza at the end of 2008, known as Operation Cast Lead or, more appropriately, the Gaza Massacre.

Israel denied using WP at first, but admitted to using it in Gaza under media pressure. It said the WP was used as an obscurant and illuminant, but even this type of use is banned in civilian areas under the Geneva Convention. According to Sputnik News, in 2009 the U.S. State Department confirmed that WP weapons from its Arkansas plant were sent to Israel for use in the Gaza invasion.

The Monsanto connection to Israel’s war crimes and other uses of white phosphorus was exposed when Current Events Inquiry scoured documents on the US Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website, finding that the agribusiness company provided 180,000 pounds of WP to the government for making projectiles at its Pine Bluff Arsenal in Arkansas.

The Government is aware of only one source, Monsanto, who currently manufactures WP in the US. WP requires specialized technology, skills and processes in its production. These technologies and skills must be protected within the NTIB [National Technology and Industrial Base, a term for the “persons and organizations that are engaged in research, development, production, integration, services, or information technology activities conducted within the United States and Canada”] in the event of a national emergency. […] Maintaining these skills within the NTIB is essential if the capability to produce WP is to be preserved. Without this restriction to the NTIB, there is a risk the domestic capacity to manufacture WP could be lost […] With only one known producer of WP in the NTIB (Monsanto), the Government’s support of this domestic capability is critically important as it reduces the risk to the war fighter in times of national emergency as well as avoiding a potentially dangerous dependency upon a foreign source.

Government procures the WP through a third-party contractor known as ICL Performance Products, which is a subsidiary of Israel Chemicals, Ltd. Before using white phosphorus during the Gaza Massacre, in violation of the Geneva Convention, Israel had used white phosphorus in Lebanon in 2006. The U.S. military had also used white phosphorus munitions during the battle of Fallujah in 2004.                                                             Sputnik News goes on to describe the effects of WP when people are close enough to feel its effects, as in heavily populated civilian areas such as Gaza.

White phosphorus does not just maim, but can kill. It ignites upon contact with skin and burns either until it runs out of fuel or is cut off from oxygen. If inhaled or swallowed it can cause severe damage to any mucous membranes with which it comes in contact.

Absorption through the skin means that a 10% burn can cause damage to internal organs such as the heart, liver, or kidneys, and can be fatal. Even after healing from an initial exposure, victims can suffer from long-lasting health problems, including birth defects and neurological damage.

The making of chemicals has always been a lucrative business for Monsanto, especially when it comes to supplying the military, from Agent Orange in Vietnam to white phosphorus today. Who knows what else it makes in the interest of death and destruction?

http://www.activistpost.com/2016/02/monsanto-exposed-as-source-for-white-phosphorus-used-in-gaza-massacre.html?

Censorship Around the World Still at High Levels

humanfreedom-By Makia Freeman

Censorship is still a big issue around the world. Censorship remains at high levels in many countries, despite the fact that we tend to think we live in a world without that much of it (at least in the so-called “enlightened and developed West”). Why are censorship levels so high? There can really only be one reason for it in the end: our so-called “authorities” are afraid of free thought, free speech and the free flow of information. Why? Because it would uncover their secrets, expose their corruption, contradict their fake narratives, dissolve mental structures and undo notions of citizen obedience and civic duty that have been drilled into us since birth, mainly through military- and Rockefeller-influenced education.

Rampant Censorship Around the World

If you are still in any doubt about the blatant levels of censorship that exist in our world today, take a look at the following examples. Just days ago, Israel threatened to ban “contrary to reality” headlines by annulling the press credentials of journalists and editors who used them. Turkey has been arresting journalists for years, and things have sharply escalated with the very dictatorial President Erdogan who got busted buying oil from and supplying weapons to ISIS. (Erdogan, by the way, is the very same guy that is still trying to get a Turkish citizen thrown in prison for “insulting the President” because the man compared Erdogan to Gollum from Lord of the Rings.) Some nations take it even further; in Thailand you can actually get imprisoned not only for insulting the King, but also for insulting the king’s dog.

China is so scared of the free flow of information that they have enormous firewalls maintained by their “Ministry of Truth” that gets to decide what people can and cannot see and read online. In Eritrea and North Korea, there is no independent journalism; all news media is published by the State. Even in the US, where freedom of the press is enshrined and protected in the 1st Amendment, Congresswomen Dianne Feinstein in 2013 put forth an amendment to narrow the definition of journalism and weed out those who were not, as considered by her, “real reporters”.

Europe: Considering Banning Hyperlinks

Europe, it seems, is doing its best not to be left out of the censorship list. Just this week, the highest court in the European Union was hearing arguments to ban hyperlinks. That’s right: in an extraordinary example of governmental overreach, Europe is actually thinking about upholding a law to ban you from linking to other content and sites on the Internet! What’s coming next? Wait for it … a law requiring that we ask the Government the permission to breathe?

It is no understatement to say that linking to other sites is one of the key foundational mechanisms of the entire Internet. It’s a basic building block of the Web. Independent journalist Matt Drudge warned this was coming in October 2015 when he revealed that copyright laws could ban hyperlinking, and that he was told by a Supreme Court justice that “they’ve got the votes now to enforce copyright law”.

American Censorship: The Mockingbird Never Died

Operation Mockingbird was a CIA Project that began around the late 1940s/early 1950s, led by Frank Wisner, Cord Meyer and Allen Dulles – the latter being the notorious CIA Director who was the ringleader of the men who killed JFK. Of course, control of the media is a central component in any would-be tyrant’s agenda; it is no surprise that such a scheme has been outlined in key conspiracy documents such as the The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, the 10 planks of Communism and also in Orwell’s 1984. By 1975 the control of the press in America by the CIA was so obvious that Senator Frank Church launched an investigation into it.

The Agency’s relationship with [The New York] Times was by far its most valuable among newspapers, according to CIA officials. [It was] general Times policy … to provide assistance to the CIA whenever possible. – The CIA and the Media, by Carl Bernstein

The Mockingbird has never died. The evidence indicates that censorship in America is worse under Obama than before (see the article Obama Is More Hostile Towards The Press Than Any President In History). In 2015, the US dropped to 49th place in the world for press freedom, behind Malta, Niger, Burkino Faso, El Salvador, Tonga, Chile and Botswana. Meanwhile, the CIA continues to control foreign journalists, such as the ones in Germany, and bribes them to write anti-Russian propaganda, as revealed by Udo Ulfkotte. Udo admitted he was “educated to lie and betray, not to tell the truth to the public … by the CIA.”

Not Just Political Censorship – Heaps of Health Censorship Too

There is not just a lot of political censorship. Look at the massive amount of censorship that exists in the area of health, medicine and nutrition. Big Pharma is given free rein to say anything it wants, yet makers of natural health products can’t truthfully say what a health product does, what effects it has or what results it has. Often, they can’t show testimonials either, thanks to the free speech gestapo at the FDA. All the health censorship is obviously designed to protect the Rockefeller-Big Pharma monopoly on drugs, and prevent people from knowing the truth about natural alternatives and taking their health into their own hands.

Political Correctness – The Cunning New Form of Censorship

Political correctness is the new censorship – and a cunning one at that. Political correctness is intolerance disguised as tolerance. It is, as the late great comedian George Carlin once said, “awkward, dishonest language” and “fascism pretending to be manners”. Political correctness came from the Rothschild Frankfurt School – part of the broader NWO agenda of cultural Marxism aimed at slowly and softly making you less free.

It operates on the premise that if people’s feelings get hurt by certain words, or if people feel insulted, offended or irritated by certain languages, then they have the right to get the State to outlaw that language. As Carlin says:

(Political correctness) presents itself as fairness, yet attempts to restrict and control people’s language with strict codes and rigid rules … I’m not sure silencing people, or forcing them to alter their speech, is the best method for solving problems that go much deeper than speech.

Political correctness works by using guilt and shaming you into using certain words or phrases, and not using others. It often stands reality on its head, with a verbal sleight of hand. It is a clever way to force people to police themselves, and to control the spectrum of allowable thought and speech. It needs to be exposed and resisted by all freedom-loving people.

Censorship Only Exists Because the Truth is So Powerful

Although this topic of censorship is a sad one, do not be depressed. There is a positive and fundamental truth underlying this issue. Authorities only censor information because THEY can’t handle the truth, not the reverse as it commonly thought. Governments around the world engage in censorship because they are afraid, deadly afraid, of how the free flow of information could undermine their power base. At one level, they don’t trust people to read for themselves, think for themselves and judge the news for themselves. At another level, they fear the exposure of their secrets and corruption.

Truth will always be more powerful than lies. And ultimately, a lie can only be censored and can only exist for so long until it is uncovered, exposed, disbelieved and tossed away. Today, we live in an age of uncovering lies and promoting the truth as has never happened before.

http://www.activistpost.com/2016/02/censorship-around-the-world-still-at-high-levels.html?

Biowarfare? Genetically Modified Mosquitos Spreading The Zika Virus

mosquito-By Stephen Lendman

The Zika virus is related to dengue fever, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and West Nile viruses.

So far, drugs aren’t effective against it. A vaccine if developed will do more harm than good. Most infected individuals suffer mild illness, called Zika disease.

Potentially deadly Guillain-Barre syndrome at times occurs. Fetuses are at risk for microcephaly, an abnormally small head in relation to the rest of the body and underdeveloped brain, permanent damage.

Zika has been around for decades, occasional outbreaks occurring in Africa and Asia – currently in Central and South America, Brazil its epicenter.

It’s being spread by genetically engineered mosquitos. Is it the latest example of US biowarfare? America’s sordid history suggests it.

In 1931, Dr. Cornelius Rhoads infected human subjects with cancer cells – under the auspices of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Investigations. He later conducted radiation exposure experiments on American soldiers and civilian hospital patients.

In 1932, the Tuskegee Syphilis Study infected 200 unwitting Black men, using them as human guinea pigs, denying them treatment, following the progression of their disease, deliberately letting them suffer and die.

In 1940, 400 Chicago prisoners were infected with malaria to study the effects of new and experimental drugs.

At least since the 1940s, America had an active biological warfare program, using controversial methods to test bioweapons.

VA hospital patients have been used as human guinea pigs for medical experiments. Biological agents were released in US cities (including New York and San Francisco) to test the effects of germ warfare.

America’s deplorable history at home and abroad includes numerous other examples. Washington uses biological, chemical, radiological and other banned weapons in all its wars.

Are US-unleashed genetically modified mosquitos being used to wage biological warfare in Central and South America?

The Zika virus outbreak is linked to GM mosquitos released in field trials funded by Bill Gates.

The corporate-controlled World Health Organization (WHO) said Zika “is now spreading explosively” in the Americas, hyping an estimated three to four million people at risk over the next year.

Central and South American nations urged women to avoid pregnancy for at least two years. Is Zika being used as an attempted population control scheme?

GM mosquitos allegedly released to keep dengue fever, yellow fever, chikungunga (a crippling mosquito-borne virus) and zika from spreading are facilitating its outbreaks in numerous Central and South American countries – notably Brazil and Colombia.

The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned of potential small Zika outbreaks in southern Florida and Texas.

UK biotech company Oxford Insect Technologies developed GM mosquitos with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funding – a profit-making enterprise, masquerading as a charitable one.

One critic called its operations “vulture philanthropy,” investing in companies causing health problems they claim to be combatting.

Not coincidentally, Zika’s outbreak occurred where GM mosquitos were released last year in Brazil, now affecting about 20 Central and South American countries.

Maybe areas in southern US states will follow. What’s happening has the earmarks of state-sponsored biowarfare.

http://www.thesleuthjournal.com/biowarfare-genetically-modified-mosquitos-spreading-the-zika-virus/

Scientists Receive Approval to Genetically Engineer Human Embryos

embryoBy Derrick Broze

London, England — While many people are focused on the effects of genetically engineered food, concerns over genetically modified human embryos are also growing — and some fear the technology could lead to the creation of “designer babies.”

Reuters reports that “Less than a year after Chinese scientists caused an international furor by saying they had genetically modified human embryos, Kathy Niakan, a stem cell scientist from London’s Francis Crick Institute, was granted a license to carry out similar experiments.

“‘The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has approved a research application from the Francis Crick Institute to use new “gene editing” techniques on human embryos,’ Niakan’s lab said on Monday.”

The research will focus on “the first seven days of a fertilized egg’s development, from a single cell to around 250 cells.” The team will not be allowed to implant the embryos in any women. Kathy Niakan has also stated she has no intention to genetically alter embryos for human reproduction. Niakan says she wants to deepen the scientific understanding of how a healthy human embryo develops.

Reuters notes Niakan will use a technique known as CRISPR-Cas9. CRISPR allows scientists to find and modify or replace genetic defects. The technique has been the subject of debate over whether the technology will lead to ethical or moral dilemmas in the pursuit of knowledge.

David King, director of the U.K. campaign group Human Genetics Alert, says he worries the research could eventually lead to “a future of consumer eugenics.

This research will allow the scientists to refine the techniques for creating GM babies,” he told Reuters.

Sarah Norcross, director of Progress Educational Trust — an organization focused on supporting ethically sound research and practice in genetics and embryo/stem cell research — disagrees with critics. Norcross said the approval of the embryo study was “a victory for level-headed regulation over moral panic.

The news of genetically engineered human embryos and gene editing is reminiscent of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. It is also a theme in the 1997 film, Gattaca. In Gattaca, we see a future version of our world where genes decide one’s place in society.

The practice amounts to an essential caste system. In this world, the wealthy and elite can afford to engineer their children and remove any possible “defects.” Those who are deemed genetically inferior are called “in-valids.” The film touches on genetic engineering, eugenics, and the moral implications of playing God with human life. Both Gattaca and Brave New World offer thought-provoking explanations of this new, growing reality.

http://www.naturalblaze.com/2016/02/scientists-receive-approval-to-genetically-engineer-human-embryos.html?

The Dethroning of Cash: Discouraged, Penalized, Even Banned?

dethroning cashBy Stefan Gleason

Stock market gyrations and deteriorating global economic conditions in the early goings of 2016 sent investors fleeing for safety. Or at least what is commonly thought to be safety.

Many in the financial media are now trotting out the bromide that “cash is king.” A sampling of recent headlines illustrates how pervasive the thinking is:

But how can cash be king when central banks around the world are working diligently and creatively to PUNISH holders of cash?

The latest country to take the plunge into negative interest rates is Japan. On January 29, the Bank of Japan pushed its deposit rate into negative territory.

And our own Federal Reserve just asked U.S. banks this week make sure they, too, are ready for negative interest rates.

Central bankers have proven that 0% is no floor when it comes to interest rates. But negative interest rates create some peculiar problems. In theory, assessing interest on deposits rather than paying it out encourages funds to flow back into the economy. Negative rates make banks more apt to lend and consumers more likely to spend.

People Herded into Electronic Accounts So Negative Interest Rates Can Be Imposed

Unfortunately for the banks, though, negative rates encourage withdrawals of cash for hoarding. After all, dollar bills that pay 0% interest have a higher yield than savings accounts that charge interest!

The government surely doesn’t want to encourage a flight to physical cash. It drains the banks of their liquidity. And when cash transactions take place outside the banking system, authorities can’t track them, and that makes tax collectors jealous.

Of course, government officials have a solution in the works: Ban coins and paper currency notes altogether. That’s the end-game of their war on cash.

Central Planners Smear Cash as “Dirty and Dangerous”

In the cashless society of tomorrow, bank depositors won’t be able to escape negative interest rates because they won’t be able to withdraw any actual cash to stuff under the mattress. Cash won’t be king anymore. It will be dethroned digitally. And when that happens, financial privacy will largely be a thing of the past.

This isn’t wild conspiracy theorizing on my part. The abolition of cash is being planned by bureaucrats and openly cheered on by elites in finance and their mouthpieces in the establishment media.

The editorial board of BloombergView put out an opinion piece on January 31, 2016 titled,  “Bring On the Cashless Future.”

In it, they bash cash as “dirty and dangerous.” They envisage a glorious future in which governments can electronically thwart “tax evasion” and central banks can “impose significantly negative interest rates” knowing that bank depositors won’t be able to escape them – at least not by withdrawing cash.

Alternatives to Cash Will Be King

In the cashless society of the future, the most viable alternatives to cash will be king.

Bitcoin and other underground digital currencies will play a role for some people in some types of commerce. But even prominent Bitcoin proponents admit that the government could disable the crypto-currency. Moreover, since Bitcoin has no legal tender or intrinsic value, the price of Bitcoin could conceivably go to any number, including zero.

On the other hand, tangible alternative currencies such as gold and silver bullion coins will never go to zero.

Gold is known as the Midas metal because it is the money of kings. It is also the king of money. Why? Because gold has the longest running history of being used as money and still to this day serves an important role in the monetary system. Perhaps crypto-currencies that are backed by gold will emerge to solve some of the shortcomings and vulnerabilities of Bitcoin.

In the meantime, the digital currency revolution risks being co-opted by governments that like the idea of herding the masses into all-electronic transactions. China is now looking into establishing a digital currency for everyday commerce.

As much as governments would like to create a “cloud” economy, the reality is that if even if they succeed in abolishing cash, they can’t eliminate barter and trade conducted through alternative tangible instruments. Gold and silver will always have a market value in terms of dollars or digital dollars or crypto-currency units. So it’s a simple matter to determine how much metal to offer or accept for any given transaction. The upshot: Government agencies cannot track the movements of pure precious metals bullion coins, rounds, and bars.

Investors who have rotated out of the stock market and into cash recently would be wise to consider rotating from cash to precious metals. Gold and silver prices have risen modestly amidst the downdraft in equities. The metals have the potential to show more significant gains in the months ahead. And with negative interest rates approaching, they will have a higher yield as well.

By contrast, cash offers no real upside. It offers only the opportunity to avoid losses in other assets (by being out of them). But as the war on cash intensifies – whether through a devaluation of the dollar, negative interest rates, or an outright end to coin and paper bill circulation – holding cash in any form figures to become a lot riskier.

http://www.activistpost.com/2016/02/the-dethroning-of-cash-discouraged-penalized-even-banned.html?