We might as well get used to it; we are now living in a year of prophecy—that is, if you are attuned to such things. Where I built my Sanctuary in Brazil they have been talking about the Mayan Calendar for 20 years, and this year that calendar ends. Some think humanity, or most of it, will end also and it seems everyone is kicking the can in terms of doomsday talk. For many gold and silver bugs 2012 signals the financial and economic apocalypse.
“There would be a Fifth World for us as the Mayans predicted. In it we will finally have achieved enlightenment – about the folly of fiat money, over-powerful central banks and “risk-free” government paper. Achieving this enlightenment will be painful, but it will be worth it!”
“The dawn of a new year is usually a time of hope and ambition, of dreams for the future and thoughts of a better life. But it is a long time since many of us looked forward to the new year with such anxiety, even dread,” writes the Daily Mail.
Plenty of strange things are happening already in the first ten days of the year. A thick white blanket settled gently on the seaside town of Cleveleys in England last Wednesday, but this was no seasonal dusting of snow from above. The inhabitants of Troms Norway could hardly believe their eyes on the morning of New Year’s Eve, a very large amount, an estimated 10 to 20 tons of dead herring washed up on the beach.
Certainly no one is happy in China, Mexico, Texas and Argentina where record breaking droughts are cutting into food production. Israel is being hit with another official drought for the eighth year in a row, according to the country’s Water Authority. And on and on it goes.
All is quiet in the mainstream press about everything that really matters, that seems to never change. But as the situation on earth deteriorates, the lies they tell become more exposed so the lies need to be even more forcefully thrust down the throat of the human race. Fukushima remains the biggest cover-up and dwarfs the disaster in the Gulf Coast by a wide margin.
Amory Lovins speaking about Japan said: “An earthquake-and-tsunami zone crowded with 127 million people is an un-wise place for 54 reactors.” We made a lot of critical mistakes in the 20th Century and in the 21st we will pay for them. Is this year the year of cash karma? On the first of January an earthquake – of magnitude of 6.8 –hit Japan and measured 4 in central Tokyo. What is coming next?
What came next came only four days later is being hushed up. An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 was reported right under Fukushima plants on the fifth of January and is enough to send a shiver up ones spine. If the epicenter was directly under the plants and shallow, a subsurface steam explosion may have occurred instead of an earthquake. The kind one would expect from molten fuel reaching the water table, which has been anticipated since the super hot radioactive materials did leak out the basement.
My mistake last year in January, when all the funny business started with force, was to think that I was being cheated of a year and that instead of 2012 being the big bad year I thought something really hard was going to hit us in 2011. It did hit hard in 2011 and it was the biggest natural disaster year in memory. Just ask the insurance companies that are hurting from record losses.
Even the mainstream news is reporting that the frequency of natural disasters, such as extreme weather events, appears to be increasing with globalization increasing their impact. Events such as the 2010 volcanic ash cloud, which grounded flights in Europe, Japan’s earthquake and tsunami and Thailand’s floods last year, showed that key sectors and businesses can be severely affected if disruption to production or transport goes on for more than a week. So they are saying that the global economy could endure disaster for only about a week!
I thought and still think that I had every right to believe that when the sun came over the horizon two days early in Greenland, and with all the native Indians in the arctic crying about the earth-solar relationship changing, that we were in for big trouble. I certainly got Elenin wrong but whatever is changing down here on earth it is becoming increasingly threatening in terms of weather conditions and volcanic/earthquake activity. Some of the main characteristics of the Permian-Triassic Extinction period were hyper-volcanism, abrupt climate change and a geomagnetic reversal, which we are also now going through.
On the last day of 2011 an ash cloud erupted some 15,000 feet into the air from Alaska’s Cleveland Volcano. In Hawaii, because of volcanic activity there things are getting so bad that patients affected by volcanic smog are taxing Oahu’s emergency rooms. With each huge volcanic ash cloud being reported, almost weekly at this point, we have huge amounts of ash and other materials being put into the atmosphere which will all have a sunlight blocking affect. In Hawaii things are getting so bad that patients affected by volcanic smog are taxing Oahu’s emergency rooms.
I see world temperatures falling in the future even though in the United States right now we are seeing record breaking warm temperatures. Though more than 300 record high temperatures were set in 21 U.S. states last Thursday where some areas experienced temperatures 40 degrees above average, cold is dominating other areas. Austria is paralyzed by heavy snowfall for instance.Officials said that up to 60cm (23in) snow had fallen overnight into Monday and the risk of avalanches was high, assessed at four on a scale of five. 140 have died in India from cold: Cold wave continues to spread havoc in Northern India with dense fog and low visibility hitting normal life and disrupting movement of trains and flight operations in most parts of the region.
In Alaska residents have turned to the state to help them dig out of massive snow levels that have collapsed roofs, triggered avalanches and even covered doors, trapping some people in their homes. A statewide emergency was declared on Friday following three weeks of relentless snow, which overwhelmed local crews working around the clock and filled snow dump sites. The weather extremes are becoming more and more pronounced with no one really knowing what is really going on.
At this point I cannot even count how many volcanoes have gone active in the past year and there certainly have been a slew of big eruptions putting out huge amounts of ash into our atmosphere. Just in Indonesia alone seven volcanoes are on alert statuses. The ground is changing under our feet and there is absolutely nothing we can do about it.
The earthquakes keep coming stronger and more frequently. Looks like 2012 is starting out busy – we got an impressive eruption of Etna and now it seems that El Hierro is showing renewed vigor. Etna Europe’s highest active volcano spewed a column of hot ash up to 5,000m (over 16,000ft) above sea level filled the sky. 300 tremors were reported over 26 hour period at Chile’s Lascar volcano.
The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a magnitude 3.1 earthquake in Arizona Sunday afternoon. On the same day a strong 6.6 -magnitude earthquake has struck the Santa Cruz Islands, part of the Pacific’s Solomons group. The psychological stress continues to mount in Christchurch New Zealand, which was rocked by a swarm of earthquakes the biggest a magnitude 5.5 jolt, further fraying residents’ nerves. And if Americans did not have enough to worry about volcanic activity is even causing the earth to rise in Oregon say scientists.
Profound Financial and Economic Changes
Many believe that this will be a year of profound changes in the world as we know it. Certainly the banks and everyone associated with them are freaking out with so many trillions upon trillions of dollars of debt coming due this year. Governments of the world’s leading economies have more than $7.6 trillion of debt maturing this year, with most facing a rise in borrowing costs.
It is kind of hard to pay up when money is running downhill instead of up. “Some countries must choose between difficult and very bad, and others are faced with either disaster or calamity,” writes John Maulden. “The world has too much debt, too little trust, and is vulnerable towards total collapse,” writes Joe Weisenthal.
Almost everyone who follows the world of finance knows that we were saved in early December by the central banks who just simply created half a trillion dollars and gave it away to over 500 European banks. They offered these loans so cheaply that the bankers ate the money up like donuts. Hey, at interest rates lower than the rate of inflation it really was irresistible free money. Sadly it’s more of the same, solve the problem with the same problem—debt! Most supporters of sound money and small government tend to agree we are headed into deep trouble for all the excess we have in government and monetary policies that have supported governments spending money they don’t have.
At this point, to me at least, the present situation is like gravity. What goes up must come down. The tower of debt, 155 trillion and still going up, will crash—probably this year. But who knows how much more time we have, maybe another year of this Ponzi scheme? Gerald Celente thinks that the EU will collapse in 90 days and that there will be bank holidays and war also coming soon. Bill Gross agrees that we are about to go over a cliff.