Imagine you’re standing on a peaceful snow-covered hill…
Birds are chirping. The powder is fresh and untouched. What a beautiful day, you think.
Then you hear a rumble. And then another.
‘Oh, sh*t,’ you say. ‘That’s an avalanche!’
Hunker down, my friend. You’re not going to outrun this one…
As you dig your way out, think about how this happened…
Everything was so calm. So peaceful.
All it took was one teeny-tiny snowflake to land the wrong way…
And BOOM. Several years of built-up snow collapsed all at once. And all hell broke loose on everything in its path.
Alright. You might be wondering…
Why, after asking that you not share this episode, are we talking about avalanches?
Good question. I’ll get to that in a moment too.
First, here’s something we don’t get to say everyday…
You may’ve already heard: One CIA insider was at our Baltimore HQ this week.
Meaning, it’s time for us to formally introduce you to the ‘mystery man’ everyone’s been talking about.
He’s the newest member of our team and we’re thrilled to have him on board.
‘This is a guy,’ a colleague, Dave Gonigam said yesterday, ‘who knows people high up in the power structure and is willing to call BS on them when he sees it. Do you have any idea how rare that is?’
His name, as I revealed in yesterday’s episode, is Jim Rickards.
You know better than anyone, we’re natural skeptics of anything the establishment spits out…
But this guy is an outlier.
He’s been called ‘one of the world’s brightest minds in finance and geopolitics…’
‘The smartest man in the room.’
And ‘probably the world’s baddest of the bad-asses in understanding and explaining the modern monetary theory.’
Up until now, he’s given personal attention only to private investment funds, investment banks, the CIA, the Pentagon, the NSA and 14 other U. S. intelligence agencies.
He’s been hired by many of these organizations to help them prepare for the brewing financial catastrophe.
Moreover, he’s helped the Pentagon develop a predictive model to protect the U. S. from another Sept. 11.
But that doesn’t mean he’s beholden to any of them. In fact, quite the opposite.
And to prove it, he’s devoting all his attention to you.
‘My mission,’ he told us, ‘is to help everyday Americans not be ripped off by people who know better who won’t be honest with the American people.
‘Bankers, government – both parties. There are enough people in positions of real power who see what I see and won’t be honest with people about it.
‘And they’re perfectly prepared for all those people to lose all their money. I think that’s despicable.’
This post was published at Laissez Faire on OCT 2, 2014.