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Food Insecurity, Energy Subsidies, Currency Devaluation and Freedom of Speech – by Lynette Zang


Welcome to Mantra Monday, a weekly episode from Lynette Zang on the importance of a personal mantra focused on ensuring Food, Water, Energy, Security, Barterability, Wealth Preservation, Community, and Shelter for maintaining one’s standard of living. Join us as we discuss food insecurity, energy subsidies, geo-political tensions, currency devaluation, real estate and more!


0:45 Hunger Facts
2:17 Atmospheric Water Generation Research
3:26 Energy Subsidies
5:26 North Korea’s ICBMs
7:25 Peso Devaluation
9:13 Monetary Policy
12:18 NatWest
14:34 US New-Home Sales
16:43 Start Your Strategy



If you think that the world is headed in a direction that makes you a bit concerned for the future, and you’d like to be as self-sufficient and independent as possible, then you’ve come to the right place. My name is Lynette Zang. Now it’s time to go Beyond Gold and Silver.

I am Lynette Zang, Chief Market Analyst here at ITM Trading and a very grateful prepper. And today it’s Mantra Monday, which is really all about why the mantra is what we need to do to make sure that you can sustain your standard of living as much as possible. So let’s just jump right in.

And food, of course, we know that food is the biggest issue for people during these transitions that could also be utilized as an indicator of where we are in this transition because 34 million people in the US are food insecure. 9 million children in the US are food insecure. I gotta tell you, it’s not okay with me that we have this level of hunger in this country, let alone in the world because this is just the US but this kind of thing is happening all over, all over the world. You know, especially when we watched farmers have to slaughter a bunch of pigs and dump out all of this milk. And so to me, you’ve got to make sure that you can always feed yourself because you can’t live without food. 53 million people turn to food programs in 2021 and a hundred percent of US counties have food insecurity. A hundred percent. What is this telling you? It’s telling you, number one, you better make sure that you have food security, whether it’s buying long storage food, creating your own gardens, having some storage seeds in your freezer that you can rinse off and make live food. There are so many different ways, depending upon your circumstances and your budget, that you can ensure that you’re gonna be able to feed yourself, your family, anybody else that’s important to you.

Water, right? It’s the same kind of thing. But I wanted to talk a little bit about how you can generate your own water as long as there’s enough moisture in the air. So right here in Phoenix where we don’t have a whole lot of humidity, this doesn’t really work very well. But in most other parts of the country, these kinds of things work great, atmospheric water generation research. So there are all different ways that you can do it. But basically this is the technology. There’s air water, there’s water in the clouds, goes through a filter, goes through all of these different processors, comes out hot or cold, you can drink it. So they’re not very expensive. You know, prices are definitely gonna range depending upon the system that you choose. But for those that wanna make sure that they are water secure and they’re in an area where you have enough moisture in the air, this is a great option. Seriously, this is a great option and something I encourage you to look into for those that are, that it’s appropriate for.

Now we’re talking about energy and protests in Angola against lower fuel subsidies. Leave five dead. So basically what I’m trying to show you here, because it isn’t just Angola, it’s also in Sweden, it’s in the UAE, it’s in a number of places where governments will subsidize the energy and then all of a sudden when it gets too expensive to subsidize, they don’t wanna subsidize it anymore. Africa’s third biggest oil producer reduced its gasoline subsidy last week, almost doubling pump prices. So here you have all of this inflation. And on top of that, you know, even as energy prices are going down, what you’re really seeing is that because of the loss of subsidies, prices in in a number of places are actually going up. Nigeria, the continent’s top oil exporter, scrapped its own subsidy causing pump prices to triple. So now why would they scrap these subsidies? And what are the subsidies that are happening here that they might be scrapping like, oh, I don’t know, student loans, things like that. The reality is for governments, for central banks, as long as it is not too expensive, and that really depends on the group, like to bail out the top 1%, not too expensive to bail out the 99% and the masses gets very, very expensive. And at some point they stop. And what happens when they stop? Then you have rebellion because you can’t give somebody something and then take it away. But that’s what’s happening right now. It is an indication of where we are in this trend cycle. And like I said, it’s in Swedish too. Swedish budget watchdog blasts, recurring power subsidies. So we’re going to see this more and more. Now in North Korea, they fired long range missiles after threat to US. North Korea test fired a suspected long range ballistic missile. Wednesday after warning the US of shocking consequences for flying spy planes, poly gang and claimed violated its airspace. Now, we have to keep in mind that this is definitely a threat and that we, we very well could be. I mean something we absolutely are in World War III, we just can’t see it. So these are the things that are behind the scenes that are happening. So there’s a lot that’s going on, but this is absolutely a threat. North Korea’s ICBMs, so those are the missiles are the most powerful missiles in its arsenal and designed to carry a nuclear warhead to the US mainland. Now look, if they actually ever did send a nuclear weapon or missile to the US, what if they knocked out the power grid? If you’re holding all of your wealth inside of the system, you lose access, hold it, own it, keep it near you. Even if you’re putting it like I obviously can’t. So I have a vault, a private vault that I hold my metals in. It’s close enough for me to walk if I had to. So you want it as close as possible, but if something happens, guess what? I still have stuff to barter with as well as all the food that I’m growing and all sorts of other things. But it, things are getting extremely dicey in the Middle East. Of course, we’ve got the ongoing Ukraine Russia war, and which I think is really a proxy war for China and the US. We’ve got lots of things going on. Anything can explode.

Now I put this on barter ability because people are using what they think the fiat money to as a tool of barter and really that’s all money has become anymore. But peso devaluation would be very damaging Argentina leader says, oh, there’s no signs of hyperinflation. Well, that’s not actually really true. And in fact, when you look at the exchange rate gap, what this shows you is the central bank and the government manipulation because this red line is the official price of the peso. But this, they call it the free floating foreign exchange, which can proxy for the black market, right? So you can see that this gap between these two have really widened. It’s now double the overvalued official rate and look at the size of that gap. And this is what governments do because one thing they know is that a rising gold price is an indication of a failing currency. So they suppress the price, they use manipulation to suppress what it looks like to the world thinking that people will believe that as the truth and many people do.

But you’ve gotta look a little bit beneath the surface because the real market’s, just like the physical market, even though we have not hit all time highs in the spot gold market, which is just about contracts, we definitely are hitting highs or recent highs in the physical only market. So that’s where you find the truth and what not, what the government tells you, but what the markets are actually really telling you.

Wealth preservation. Oh, I love this report from the I m F three, uncomfortable Truths for monetary policy. They’re between a rock and a hard place. The first uncommon truth is that inflation is taking too long to get back to target. Will they actually be able to get it back to target? And why is that so important? First of all, they can manipulate the numbers to make it look however they want. So can they get it back to target?

Yeah, with some manipulations, which they’re used to doing, they can make it appear officially like we saw with the peso devaluation. They can make it officially look like it’s back at Target. But the reality is, is that now that people have gotten increased wages, those wages are not going back down again. People are not gonna be willing to work for nominally less if they do it in inflated dollars, right? That’s why that target is so important. If you lose 2% of your purchasing power, then you don’t ask for more money because it’s too slow. You don’t really notice it that much and you think, meh, it’s okay. But when inflation is rapid, that’s when the public notices and remember, this is a Ponzi scheme. It requires confidence and that confidence is going away. Number two, financial stresses could generate tensions between central bank price and financial stability objectives. So I mean, isn’t this a beautiful one? And when I say they’re between a rock and a hard place, you know, I mean the Fed raising the rates by a quarter of a point, right? But it still means that rolling over that debt and everything is far too expensive. And we have all sorts of corporate bonds that are coming up that have lost a lot of value, but they have to roll them over at much higher prices. So financial stability objectives are more about you not asking for more money, but they certainly don’t want the corporations to have a tremendous amount of defaults. They expect some, but this is going to trickle down and it could create a domino effect. So, and if they lower rates, again, all that’s gonna do is exacerbate the inflation. So it doesn’t matter what they do, we’re done. And I hope people get that. And number three, central banks are likely to experience more upside inflation risks than before the pandemic because of all of the money that they pumped into the system during the pandemic. So that money is still floating around out there, oops. And has to find a place to call home. So I’m telling you, yeah, this is the end. It should be very obvious to everybody.

Community. Brexit champion Farage. And I actually really like Nigel Farage a lot. His account fur puts heat on Nat West. Now let me show you what this is about. According to Farage, one of the most prominent politicians between behind the UK’s 2016 decision to leave the European Union, what’s at stake is freedom of speech. Are we not hearing that all over the world, including here in the US and the principles of democracy? Mm-Hmm. <affirmative>, he claims that Coutts dropped him. That’s a banking entity, because of his personal views. And that an unchallenged decision would mean the UK is no different than a Chinese communist style social credit system. And I really think that we all need to take this into account because this is what’s happening all over the world. We aren’t a democracy anymore. We haven’t been, we tell ourselves that we’re still a democracy, but freedom of speech has been sharply curtailed. And I recently did a video on perception management with a lawsuit that is underway. Probably won’t go too far, but that doesn’t matter. You know, click on, go back and maybe you can redirect them to that, to that video on the ITM side. So Randy will direct you to it. Read the suit. If that doesn’t show you that these things are true, I don’t know what will. Other customers are mobilizing too with a Facebook group of about 10,000 sharing information about how to lodge their own information access request to NatWest about account closures. So there’s anything that can create this community, but people are noticing and people are coming together. And that is critically important here at Thrivers. We have a community that helps each other directly. I love it because people feel alone. But guess what, when they come to groups, they don’t feel alone anymore.

US home sales fall for the first time since February. Purchases declined 2.5% in June after a downward revision. But don’t worry, pay still suggests steady demand for new properties. Let’s look at that a little more closely. So these are US home sales and they bottomed in 2022 and they’ve been rising. So we know that in some places prices have been going up. But look at this decline right here. Is that gonna be pervasive? At some point it will be pervasive even at these high interest rates. And, but here’s the other part of it. Medium sales price that peaked well after this bottom. So here’s the bottom here, and here’s the peak of the house prices and they’ve been steadily declining. So definitely the real estate market is turning. We will find many, many, many opportunities in here if you are in the right asset because part of the strategy that we work here is based upon buying these assets, income producing assets when they have created that cup formation. I did a video recently on technicals, so go back and view that as well. We’re looking for that cup formation, which will be an indication that smart money has recognized a severely undervalued circumstance and they are quietly building their position. That’s when we’re gonna do it too. But you have to hold your purchasing power. You have to, if you don’t, you’re not gonna have this opportunity. And this is how wealth shift your way and how, how you can maintain your shelter because the other part of the gold is right now, it’s severely undervalued. That will change when the government needs to revalue this garbage against something that’s all value.

That’s when you boom, pay off that mortgage with dollars that have virtually no value. It’s all part of the strategy. If you haven’t done it yet, click that Calendly link below. Set up a time to talk to one of our, our very, very bright consultants. You can get your gold and silver strategy, your foundation set up. And I know you’re here, you’re on BGS. The rest of it is Food, Water, Energy, Security, Barterability, because anything physical is barterable. Wealth Preservation, Community and Shelter. Get it done. And make sure to check out Thrivers community if you haven’t subscribed. Give us a thumbs up, leave us a comment and share, share, share. Until next we meet, please. We’re all in this together. Bye-Bye.


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  • Lynette’s mission is to translate financial noise into understandable language and enable educated, independent choices. All her work is fact and evidence based and she shares these tools openly. She believes strongly that we need to be as independent as possible and at the same time, we need to come together in community to survive and thrive through any financial crisis.

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