Happy New Year and Third POM Anniversary

JcollinsCultural, Economics, Premium POM

By JC Collins

Well, here we are again at the end of another year. It’s hard to believe that POM is entering into its fourth year of existence and is still growing. The growth is modest but I actually like that as it means we are building a sustainable community of thinkers and those who like to view the world differently. This community will continue to grow and expand into new areas of interests and research, but always with the SDR as the core subject matter.

The Antichrist Series (FREEPOM)

JcollinsCultural, Esoteric, FREEPOM44 Comments

Part One – The Case of the Missing Eye and an SDR Denominated UN

(Part one of this series is being offered for free to all readers. Subsequent installments will be subscription only.)

“Ending this war in Gaza begins with recognizing Hamas as a legitimate political actor” – Jimmy Carter writing for Foreign Policy on August 4, 2014.

The theme of an Antichrist and false messiah (anti-messiah) is one that runs through all the religions and belief systems of the world. The western Christian world is well-versed on this figure and his evil rise to power as foretold in the Bible and subsequent prophecy. But what we don’t understand is that this figure is also represented in all the religions and cultures around the world, and has been for a very long time.

The Madness of Me

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By JC Collins

This is random and not about much of anything. It’s what happens when I’m left alone with too much time on my hands.

Being off now for the holidays I find myself staring at our dog Dexter and telling him things which he cares little about. All three of my adult sons no longer live with me, and Marianne has wandered off to Vancouver to see her family until the morning of the 25th. This means I’m alone with Dexter for the next three days until my parents and brother arrive in Edmonton to hang for the Christmas vacation and the boys show up.

The Great Crusade of Our Time (FREEPOM)

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By JC Collins

Let us speculate for a moment.

Sometime in the near future there is a major Islamic terrorist attack on a western population. This atrocity could take the form of a nuclear bomb or a dirty bomb. It could even be a chemical or biological weapon. It may even be something which we haven’t yet considered.

This attack will be so horrendous that the mass of western civilization will come together to fight for our way of life. It could even be possible that the Pope himself comes forward and calls for a Holy War against Islamic fundamentalism.

We Are the Builders of Civilization

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By JC Collins

With Christmas fast approaching it’s worth our time to consider the philosophical order which is building within each one of us. This order is structured around the self-management of the human condition. The existing condition of the human being is faced with multiple challenges which need to be overcome within before the outside world can be re-directed upon the path of rightness. Until this is achieved the human race will be managed by varying forms of governance which are built around idealism.

The Take Down of George Soros – Part Two

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How Iran is the Hinge for Middle East Peace and the Complete Unraveling of the Open Society

By JC Collins

It is telling of the path forward that Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway will be traveling to my home town of Fort McMurray, Alberta on January 12, 2017. The purpose of her visit will be to meet with members of the oil sands industry and have a private dinner. When we add this to the fact that the former CEO of ExxonMobile has been selected as the Secretary of State in the Trump administration, and the open statements supporting the final approvals of the Keystone XL Pipeline, it becomes obvious that Canadian oil will be playing a major role in the energy strategies of the United States.

What many don’t know is that American oil companies domestically produce light crude and require a steady source of heavy crude to create a blend for the refineries along the gulf coast. Much of this heavy crude comes from Saudi Arabia with about 2.8 million barrels a day coming from the Canadian oil sands.

A Solution to the European Crisis

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Debt Deflation, Domestic Assets, and the European Stability Mechanism

By JC Collins

This article was originally published on June 9, 2015. It is worth revisiting as the political willingness to address the inherent deficiencies in the euro supra-sovereign currency is growing. The return to using national currencies by the EU members while retaining the euro to balance trade is becoming more likely. It is starting to be accepted that the EU economic zone has benefits while the euro in domestic use of the member states is not. This is setting the stage for confirmation of one of the more dramatic POM predictions to date. – JC

Debt deflation is not something which is in the recent collective human memory bank. Few alive today have lived through a period of debt deflation. Those who have would only retain vague memories of the experience from early childhood. So it is not surprising that debt deflation has not been recognized or expected by the majority of people today.

The End that Never Came

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Economic Collapse, Death of the Dollar and World War 3

By JC Collins

For three years I have been writing about the transformation of the international monetary system and the geopolitical ramifications of those changes. It was an argument which suggested that there would be some modest levels of volatility with geopolitical re-positioning of the major players taking place without a massive war type scenario.

Endless waves of detractors and those who couldn’t accept the logic of the information ignored and minimized the information presented here on POM. But here we are again at the end of another year and the economy has not collapsed, the dollar has not fallen into a death spiral, and world war three has not started.

Real Education on the Edge of Civilization (FREEPOM)

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By JC Collins

“Every teacher should realize he is a social servant set apart for the maintenance of the proper social order and the securing of the right social growth.” – John Dewey, 1897

As a summertime child I would squash bee’s in-between my hands.

Fade from silence.

The school bell rang and like Pavlov’s dog the student masses shuffled forth. Lacking scholastic enthusiasm I begrudgingly dragged a well-worn Star Wars backpack which banged and bopped off the heels of equally worn Star Wars runners. Groups of students weaved and dodged through the halls and doorways towards the waiting lessons and learnings which were meant to educate us and prepare us for the real world which awaited just around the corner of childhood.

The Greatest Deal of All Time – A Trump Gold Standard

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Mar-A-Lago Monetary Conference to Discuss American & Chinese Gold Pilot Projects

By JC Collins

We have previously covered the addition of gold to the Special Drawing Right (SDR) of the International Monetary Fund. The SDR is being further developed to act as the international reserve unit of account and will replace the international role of the USD through an incremental process which began after the financial crisis. The need to re-form the international monetary system has been well defined and explained here, but the exact role of gold in that re-structuring has not been so clear.

The debate has been around whether gold should in fact play a role in helping re-structuring the international monetary system, and if so, would it be added directly into the SDR weighted composition alongside the US dollar, Chinese renminbi, British pound, euro, and Japanese yen, or would those currencies move to a gold standard domestically?