The ZetaTalk Newsletter
Issue 165, Sunday, December 27, 2009
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USDA Double Speak

Is there a relationship between crop shortages and the US dollar? According to Market Skeptics the answer is a resounding yes. The dollar is dropping in relationship to other currencies. China, who buys many of our bonds, has become reluctant to buy US bonds as their value could drop before the maturity date. Oil producing countries have within the past few years moved from requiring that oil exchange be done in dollars, to including other currencies.

ZetaTalk Prediction 3/7/2009: Formerly, the dollar was used during oil an exchange, as it was required by most oil producing countries to be the medium of exchange. But because the dollar was dropping rapidly due to the Bush administrations debt, the countries in the Middle East and Venezuela dropped the dollar as the required currency and are now using other currencies as well. This trend will not reverse, as the US is bankrupt and this is generally known.

This has driven the dollar lower, as it is no longer a necessary element for oil exchange. What does this have to do with the price of food? As counties around the world struggle with food shortages, a rising price for food, they will want to shape and posture their currency reserves so as to be able to import food for their own people. When the world is starving, all look out for their own. Dollars will again be dumped. To avoid this, the USDA is lying.

2010 Food Crisis for Dummies
December 17, 2009
http://www.marketskeptics.com/2009/12/2010-food-crisis-for-dummies.html
USDA estimates for 2009/10 make no sense. Specifically, the USDA has declared half the counties in the Midwest to be primary disaster areas, including 274 counties in the last 30 days alone. These designations are based on the criteria of a minimum of 30 percent loss in the value of at least one crop in the county. The chart below shows counties declared primary disaster areas by the secretary of Agriculture and the president of the United States. The USDA is terrorized by the implications of higher food prices for the US economy, most likely because it knows the immediate consequence of sharply higher food will be the collapse of the US Treasury market and the dollar, as desperate governments and central banks dump their foreign reserves to appreciate their currencies and lower the cost of food imports.



Per Market Skeptics, the USDA has been lying, claiming crop yields that do not exist, so awareness and panic among US creditors holding US dollars does not develop. Food shortages in the US will require the US to increase its debt further, borrowing money to feed the poor. All this would only drive the dollar lower at a faster rate, so those holding the dollar try to unload their reserves in dollars, exacerbating the trend. To prevent this, or delay this, the USDA is lying, claiming the US has plenty of food, and bumper crop yields.

Food Prices to Skyrocket as Supplies Plunge
December 11, 2009
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?pageId=118656
In a recent report on the state of the economy, the New York Times said food stamps are being used by a record number - one in eight - Americans and one in four children. At the same time, food banks run by churches are being overrun with requests for help. And if that isn't troubling enough, other data point to a much darker future. According to the National Inflation Association, food costs are about to skyrocket. Officials cite agricultural commodities which have remained at historically low levels despite a worldwide shortage of farmers and record low food inventories. They equate this to a "perfect storm" that could bring about a dramatic rise in food prices.

Per the Zetas, this trend will not result in a total collapse of the dollar, despite anticipated dumping of the dollar.

ZetaTalk Prediction 1/24/2009: Of course there will be intense competition for food, but any country that has foodstuffs and wants to feed its citizens will refuse to export, by law if necessary. China holds many dollars as it was supporting Bush by buying bonds when he was plunging the US into debt, but the only trouble it can cause the US is by refusing to buy more bonds and dumping dollars. Neither move is likely to create a collapse within the US financial system, as the US can print money, has been doing so, but will not yet get to the point of a collapse of the US system before the pole shift arrives.

Food shortages will be exacerbated by many countries trying to increase their food reserves. Exports may be stopped. All this equates to food shortages in many places, where certain foods will simply not be available and what is available will be at a higher prices.

Stage 1 Of The Dollar's Collapse: Food/Gold Shortages Reach Breaking Point
November 24, 2009
http://www.marketskeptics.com/2009/11/stage-1-of-dollas-collapse-pressure.html
Many nations adopted "just in time" inventory policies during the late Nineties to reduce the expense of maintaining large food reserves. The lowering of trade barriers and the advent of the World Trade Organization promised quick access to world supplies in case of drought or temporary shortage. However, many countries are beginning to realize the error of not maintaining adequate reserves due to recent spiraling prices. An example of this dilemma is China's corn situation. From 1999 through 2006, China's corn reserves fell from 123.8 to 32.5 million metric tonnes, or 74 percent. Now, the USDA is projecting 2008 ending stocks at 28.1 million tonnes, a reduction to the lowest level in 30 years. Now, many nations are planning to rebuild reserves, which will only add to global demand in years ahead.

Facing food shortages, countries have several options. Price fixing is one. Passing laws to prevent hoarding is another option. Then there is the worry of what to do about food riots.

ZetaTalk Prediction 3/7/2009: Even before the food shortages arrived, there were parts of the globe having plenty, and parts that were starving. Food shortages are apparent if you are aware of global statistics. At first, prices rise a bit, then prices may be fixed by the authorities though the public may not be aware of this process. Then there are items not available, where this or that is out of stock for a period of time.

Meanwhile, many governments are apparently lying about the situation, and this is not just the USDA.

Stage 1 Of The Dollar's Collapse: Food/Gold Shortages Reach Breaking Point
November 24, 2009
http://www.marketskeptics.com/2009/11/stage-1-of-dollas-collapse-pressure.html
The shortages of wheat, soybean, sugar, etc will soon reach the point where no about of spin can hide them. As the world will realize there are a few a few months food supply missing, faith in the USDA will crumble, and panic will start. Prices of agricultural commodities will double or triple. Other governments also covering up looming food catastrophe. The US isn't the only government downplaying food shortfalls. In this regard, India is nearly as bad. As one Indian reporter writes, governments are lying about the looming food crisis. Some experts and governments, in full cognizance of the facts, want us not to create panic and paint a picture of parched crops and a looming food crisis. This, they say, would push up food prices unnaturally, lead to hoarding and ultimately result in a situation where many more millions across the world would go hungry. And whether it is the developing world or the developed, it is those at the bottom of the pyramid who are the most affected in such scenarios. This leads to a confusing divide between reality and government pronouncements.

Crop Failure

The Zetas warned early on during the ZetaTalk saga that worldwide crop shortages would result as the hour of the pole shift approached. They cited, specifically, the weather.

ZetaTalk Prediction 7/15/1995: Going into the cataclysms the weather will become unpredictable, with torrential rainstorms where not expected, and droughts likewise where not expected. Extremes of temperature will be experienced. Unusually warm winters, where the trees and shrubs will start to bud, thinking spring, and then be subjected to frost. Similarly, frosts will come late in the spring, almost into summer, killing the buds which have already put forth their tender shoots. Where today the world balances these situations, shipping produce around the world, during the years coming close to the time of the reappearance of Planet X all parts of the world will experience extremes.

That prediction, which was made in 1995 when no one else was making such a prediction, has proved astonishingly true. Look at the recent statistics for drought.

2010 Food Crisis for Dummies
December 17, 2009
http://www.marketskeptics.com/2009/12/2010-food-crisis-for-dummies.html
The worst drought in half a century has turned Argentina's once-fertile soil to dust and pushed the country into a state of emergency. Australia is suffering the longest running and most severe drought on the planet. Northern China was hit by worst drought in 50 years. The Middle East and Central Asia are suffering from the worst droughts in recent history, and food grain production has dropped to some of the lowest levels in decades. India experienced the driest monsoon in 37 years. In terms of affected area, India's drought was the worst since 1918. Farmers who could no longer irrigate crops now feared nothing would be left to drink.

Look at the result of the cold, an early winter, and water damage due to rain and flooding for the US alone, just as the Zetas predicted.

Stage 1 Of The Dollar's Collapse: Food/Gold Shortages Reach Breaking Point
November 24, 2009
http://www.marketskeptics.com/2009/11/stage-1-of-dollas-collapse-pressure.html
Mother Nature did not cooperating with farmers this year. In fact, the abnormal weather has seemed almost calculated to maximize damage to crops. A very wet September and October dropped almost statistically impossible quantities of rain across the Midwest. The heavy and continuing rains not only hampered the harvest, but also led to extreme reductions in quality and yield. Early snow dealt a heavy blow to the soybean/corn harvest across the northern Midwest. The late planting and the cool summer just did not give crops enough time to grow, and so, early, an early crop-killing freeze struck the Midwest, the price is being paid. At the time, a large percent of corn was still immature and vulnerable to frost damage:
60% of North Dakota's corn
50% of Wisconsin's corn
40% of all Minnesota/Michigan fields
35% of Illinois corn
30% of Indiana/Ohio acreage
20% of the corn in South Dakota/Nebraska
10% of all cornfields in Iowa/Missouri.

What's the solution? As many, including Michelle Obama, have been emphasizing, home gardens are the first step. Even city dwellers can have a garden on their porch or patio, or in a vacant lot nearby.

ZetaTalk Advice 7/15/1995: Those groups who have prepared, and are relying on themselves and their own carefully tended gardens, will not find themselves pinched between starvation and hostilities. Fortunately, the easiest produce to grow is that most economical as foodstuffs. Humans have but to return to their recent past and relearn these lessons.

Learning to save seed is a key step, as without seed, which may not always be readily available, there will be no garden next year. Those who have squash for dinner can rinse and dry and bag the seed rather than throw it out. Winter squash and pumpkin store for months and are high in Vitamin A and other nutrients. If you have Indian corn as a decoration, don't toss it when the season is past. Shuck that corn as it is an excellent meal corn for tortillas. Tomato plants grown on your patio can yield tomato seed, just remember you must molder the seed in a bowl before rinsing and drying, else the seed thinks it is still in the tomato and will not germinate. The Survival Seed Bank and other sources of seed are available for those wanting to get into serious gardening. Seed should be kept fresh by growing out your reserves and saving new seed, periodically.

Food Prices to Skyrocket as Supplies Plunge
December 11, 2009
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?pageId=118656
SurvivalSeedbank.com provides high-quality, open pollinated seeds that can produce enough food to feed an entire family on just an acre of land. Unlike the seeds used by most agri-business firms in the U.S., the seeds are not genetically modified in any way.

Having your own garden, and growing food such as winter squash or pumpkin or potatoes or green cabbage that will last the winter, can tide you through the coming food shortages and position you for survival after the coming pole shift.

ZetaTalk Prediction 7/15/1995: Backyard gardens, tendered carefully by watchful eyes, will survive. But the large cash crops that supply crowded population centers will find little to market, and the prices will go up accordingly.

Fake Gold

All that glitters is not gold, apparently, as a recent article claims that China was given fake gold when they insisted that the US pay them in something other than worthless dollars.

Fake Gold Bars! What's Next?
November 15, 2009
http://www.viewzone.com/fakegold.html
A recent discovery -- in October of 2009 -- has been suppressed by the main stream media but has been circulating among the "big money" brokers and financial kingpins and is just now being revealed to the public. It involves the gold in Fort Knox -- the US Treasury gold -- that is the equity of our national wealth. In short, millions (with an "m") of gold bars are fake! Who did this? Apparently our own government. In October of 2009 the Chinese received a shipment of gold bars. Gold is regularly exchanged between countries to pay debts and to settle the so-called balance of trade. Most gold is exchanged and stored in vaults under the supervision of a special organization based in London, the London Bullion Market Association (or LBMA). When the shipment was received, the Chinese government asked that special tests be performed to guarantee the purity and weight of the gold bars. In this test, four small holed are drilled into the gold bars and the metal is then analyzed. Officials were shocked to learn that the bars were fake. They contained cores of tungsten with only a outer coating of real gold. What's more, these gold bars, containing serial numbers for tracking, originated in the US and had been stored in Fort Knox for years. There were reportedly between 5,600 to 5,700 bars, weighing 400 oz. each, in the shipment!

These insiders claim the swap for pure gold was done during the Clinton administration, and this fake gold is in more places than Ft Knox, as it has been shipped to other gold repositories. To back up these rumors, the article cites the 2004 disappearance of a Senior VP of Operations of the NYMEX, which keeps the serial number and smelter of origin for all gold bars ever exchanged. Stuart Smith, the VP in question, whose offices were raided, disappeared subsequently after he took administrative leave. Also cited in support of the insider information is the fact that in 2004, the Rothchild's ceased trading in gold in London, where they had been seated on the exchange seemingly forever.

Per the Zetas, the story is true.

ZetaTalk Comment 12/26/2009: This story is true and will lead to chaos among those marketing gold, especially among those dealers who state they will house the gold that the public buys. No doubt a new business to certify gold holdings will develop and flourish. The issue of gold stolen from Fort Knox or fake gold bars minted during the past couple decades will never be officially admitted by any government involved. Rather, those who are passed false gold will quietly be paid off, and compensated. This issue is also rift with blackmail possibilities.

Meanwhile, as the dollar drops and the Stock Market teeters, many people are putting their faith in gold, even if they don't have the gold in their possession. The price of gold is certainly rising faster than inflation.
12/31/00 - $272
12/31/04 - $437
12/31/08 - $880

The Zetas say, not to worry, you shouldn't be hanging onto worthless metal and paper money anyway.

ZetaTalk Perspective 4/4/2009: Certainly if you are not in possession of the actual gold you supposedly were sold, you should be suspicious.

ZetaTalk Prediction 2/23/2008: This is likewise already in process, though not widely announced in the press. Certainly there will be those trying to use gold and silver instead of paper money, or other currencies instead of the dollar, but by the time the dollar is considered worthless there would be no incentive to accept gold or silver either. By that time, it will be clear what assets are truly worth anything at all, and what are worthless. One cannot eat gold or silver, nor catch a meal with them.


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