Welcome to the Jan2019 Issue

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Keynote

As forecast: U.S. leads coup in Venezuela

Only a couple of weeks ago few outside of Venezuela knew of Juan Guaido, the 35-year-old politician, referred to by the media as “right wing,” who swore himself in as interim president of Venezuela,…
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Keynote

The "We love war” media!

Having a long history of selling propagandized language from Washington to send the nation to war, the U.S. “Saddam Hussein Has Weapons of Mass Destruction” media is once again loudly beating the war…
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Economic Report

Recessions loom, will gold boom?

What a difference a year makes. Last January the mood at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where the business elite and world leaders meet, was upbeat. Back in 2018 equity markets were flying high…
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Cryptomania

Why Bitcoin will never become digital gold

Satoshi Nakamoto created Bitcoin in response to the 2008 financial crisis, when governments inflated the supply of fiat money on a massive scale to save the banking system. He feared this would…
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Cryptomania

Government control, evolving technology are Bitcoin’s enemies

Bitcoin is flawed as money on a systemic level for two reasons often regarded as strengths. The first flaw is that it’s a technology, and the second flaw is that it’s a threat to government-…
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Cryptomania

Dear HODLers, cryptos are not gold… and here’s why

HODLers believe Bitcoin can become a store of value like gold because the value of both is subjective, based on arbitrary “beliefs.” This assumption is flawed. Gold has intrinsic value, beauty, and…
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Top Trends 2019

Our Top Trends for 2019

Global trends forecaster Gerald Celente’s Top Trends for 2019, covered in the December edition of the Trends Journal, offers detailed, essential predictions that pinpoint the critical trends ahead as…
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Blockchain Voting

Wall or no wall?

It’s time for the U.S. to join the 21st Century… Vote online! This past December, President Donald Trump, demanding Congress fund his signature campaign promise to build a wall on the southwestern…
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War Drums

Stepping closer to war: Target Iran

The Wall Street Journal reported in January that this past September the U.S. National Security Council Advisor John Bolton requested the Pentagon draw up plans for a “strike” against Iran after…
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Pot on Fire

As forecast, pot is on fire worldwide

The “Get Healthy, Get High” trend for 2019 is growing strong across the globe, ensuring that this will be the year that legalized marijuana for both recreational and medical use will break into the…
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Pot on Fire

Eat, drink and be pot merry

There is much more to the expanding cannabis industry than just smoke. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) can be ingested into the human body in a wide variety of ways to achieve the…
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gen z gen zero

Where has all the sex gone?

The number of Americans who approve of sex between unmarried adults is at an all time high. The HIV virus is at an all time low. Birth control is readily available; the morning after pill doesn’t…
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Scooter Craze

Scooter craze is big business

After announcing last April that it will virtually abandon production of cars in North America by 2020, the Ford Motor Co. has spent $100 million to buy Spin, an electric scooter-sharing company.…
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Millennials

No more canned tuna?

A December 2018 Wall Street Journal article accused Millennials of killing off the canned tuna industry. Sales are down, the paper claimed, because Millennials “can’t be bothered to open and drain…
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Trending

Got a cut? Spray it away

Avita Medical, a California biotech firm, has developed a spray-on skin to treat burns. Making the spray takes only 30 minutes, the company says. Technicians take a skin sample from the patient and…
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Stem cells from skin can rebuild the body

For the first time, scientists have been able to transform ordinary skin cells into stem cells that could be used to repair or regrow any part of the body. At the University of Helsinki and the…
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Trending

Multi-purpose sensor in your stomach

Swallow the smart capsule just developed by an MIT-led coalition of bioengineers and it can stay in your stomach for weeks, delivering drugs, diagnosing conditions, or monitoring treatment of…
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Businesses see green in going green

More and more US companies see the changing climate as a threat to their brand images and bottom lines, according to a December 2018 report from CDP Worldwide. Formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project…
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Trending

Electronic bandage speeds healing

Sometimes wounds don’t heal – a particular risk for people with diabetes – risking infection, scarring, and protracted pain. Physicians have been using electric currents to speed the knitting of…
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Trending

And speaking of decarbonizing the atmosphere…

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have created a powder that plucks carbon gas out of waste streams from factories and power plants. The powder does the job far cheaper and twice as…
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Sound cancels gravity

A team of European scientists has used sound to move and position small objects without touching them. Sound waves exert a slight physical force. By generating the waves at frequencies above the…
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Bioplastics research and breakthroughs keep rising

Petro-plastic is forever – or at least it is now, with billions of tons of it swirling through our oceans and taking over landfills. Researchers have developed biodegradable plastics made from plants…