What to Expect From the FOMC Meeting Today

September 20th, 2017
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In my last newsletter, which you can subscribe to here, I stated that one should not be misled by the immediate gold and silver price movements that result from the geopolitical instability around North Korea, as the intra-day volatility in gold and silver prices caused by geopolitics will not change either the short-term price trends or long-term gold and silver price behavior that is ultimately still decided by the global currency wars and the crumbling purchasing power of major global currencies like the US dollar, Euro and Yen. I also mentioned that “since inception of our CIO newsletter, our CIO newsletter portfolio has still easily outperformed the S&P500 by nearly 20% and our benchmark XAU Gold and Silver Index by more than 140% over this multi-year period. To accomplish this, we have not been blindly bullish gold and silver every year, but have been bearish gold and silver assets [when appropriate] and [have] taken appropriate hedges when needed to guard against downturns in gold and silver asset prices.”

Though I speak of general trends in this newsletter, I supply specific strategies to my subscribing members of my CIO newsletter and Platinum membership, and two things I spoke of in the last newsletter came to fruition in my subscription memberships. Last week, we locked in gains on some PM mining stocks and opened up some hedges that would rise in price in the event gold and silver prices fell, as I felt a short-term downward trend in gold and silver was about to happen. Both turned out to be solid moves as the PM (precious metal) mining stocks we sold have since dropped in price and our hedges have risen in price in significant amounts for a one-week timeframe.

Furthermore, after North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan last Friday, both spot gold and spot silver spiked considerably higher in price, but I did not budge from my hedges to protect against falling gold and silver prices. As I stated above, significant intraday spikes in gold and silver upward or downward must be ignored when one spots a greater short-term trend as these spikes will not stop a short-term trend from manifesting. Learning to discount intraday white noise in gold and silver movements is one of the most valuable lessons anyone holding gold and silver can learn. And sure enough, by the time New York markets opened later that day, gold and silver had already reversed all gains from earlier that day and then proceeded to move lower, as the short-term downtrend we had prepared for began to materialize.

If you’re not following me on my SKWealthAcademy Snapchat channel, please do so, as I post videos there nearly every day in which I discuss financial markets and even life philosophy fairly frequently, if that sort of thing interests you. In any event, I posted on my Snapchat channel last Friday when Bitcoin had plunged to nearly $3,000, that it would not surprise me in the least if BTC rallied off of this point as by no means was the mania surrounding BTC over. And sure enough, BTC rallied very strongly just hours after I posted this opinion on Snapchat last Friday and continued to rally through the weekend.

In fact, even if you had missed my Snapchat videos in which I predicted this event, in the last edition of my newsletter, I hinted at the event that unraveled when BTC retreated back to $3,000 and then once again, experienced a rapid, strong recovery: “traders ha[ve] gone all in on trading cryptocurrencies because of the massive opportunity to make money in the wash, rinse, repeat cycle afforded by massive spikes downward and very quick recoveries in price.” There could have been no better description of BTC’s recent freefall from $5,000 to less than $3,000 and consequent rapid bounce back to $4,000, all in just a matter of days, as a massive spike downward and very quick recovery in price. Regarding the enormously volatile, rapid price movements in BTC, huge movements in price both up and down neither validate or invalidate the multiple concerns I’ve expressed about BTC in this very lengthy, detailed article here. The concerns I’ve posted are completely independent of BTC price movements and remain valid no matter if BTC continues its price recovery higher or if suffers another volatile price drop downward in the future.

Finally, even though gold and silver have corrected significantly in the past week, with silver’s near 4% correction more significant than gold’s correction at this point, again, this short-term movement, although we took protective action before, and in anticipation of, this pullback, this does not change my view that once this correction is over, gold and silver will resume its uptrend again. Furthermore, even though this correction may still have a little further to run before reversing, after it runs its course, a very good low-risk, high-reward opportunity to purchase gold and silver assets will be at hand for those that are seeking some steady returns absent the rollercoaster ride of massive spikes up and down in cryptocurrencies that have been occurring.

At some point before the end of this year to Q1 of next year, I will likely reference this newsletter edition, and specifically the above sentence, regarding the continuing propensity of the majority to miss opportunities when they materialize to buy gold and silver assets at very solid price points. One of the more perplexing behavioral trends in wealth preservation is that only a small minority of people every buy low and have the patience to wait until they are rewarded with much higher prices. Whether stock markets, real estate, bond markets, cryptocurrencies, or gold and silver, most people only become interested in buying after prices have risen tremendously, and have little to no interest at all when prices are extremely attractive, as has been the case with gold and silver assets for the majority of this year. Next year, when I point to the opportunity that was missed by most that I specifically illuminated in this article, I again will review the points I’ve been reviewing this entire year as the main culprits:

(1) the enormous media attention heaped on cryptocurrencies at the current time that has led to people completely ignoring the 5,000-year wealth preservation history of precious metals, and the impatience of long-time gold and silver holders to allow history to be proven correct again regarding the wealth preservation characteristics of precious metals;

(2) the current very negative mainstream media sentiment towards gold and silver, which is complete propaganda, and the inability to the anti-precious metal slant of mainstream financial media as pure propaganda, even though the connection between ownership of media and the global banking cartel is easily identified; and

(3) a current short-term downtrend in gold and silver that has once again caused the proliferation of stories about gold and silver asset prices having topped out already for the year and the consequent tired and predictable mainstream financial media predictions of gold price pullbacks to the $1,000 level and silver price pullbacks to the $14-15 level.

Is there a possibility that gold and silver’s resumption of an uptrend will be delayed until 2018? As I always state, no one has a crystal ball, so any wise person always considers all possibilities, negative and positive. Anything is always possible, but unless the data changes that indicate a greater possibility of this event, it is unlikely. More likely will be that the finalization of this short-term correction will have successfully performed its job. With the up and down churning of gold and silver spot prices and PM (Precious Metal) stocks this year, fatigue has been maximized with most gold and silver assets, and interest in PM assets, due to soaring cryptocurrency prices, is at sustained low levels. Remember, the start of a new bull market in any asset always conspires to take as few as possible with it, along for the ride.

In conclusion, even if gold and silver’s short-term downward trend continues for a little while longer, I still expect resumption of the uptrend after this short-term setback. There is much too much devaluation of global currency purchasing power, being executed by Central Bankers, for the long-term price trend of gold and silver to be permanently altered. If you are interested in receiving price targets during gold and silver corrections to understand when to unwind hedges against short-term gold and silver corrections, I provide this service in my Platinum Membership, among analysis of the best junior gold and silver miners. If you are interested in receiving price points to buy gold and silver stocks, this is a service I provide in my Crisis Investment Opportunities newsletter.

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Is There Any Validity to the Claim that Bitcoin Could be a Trojan Horse? (v2.0)

September 15th, 2017
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by JS Kim

This article is copyrighted, and subject to all international copyrighting laws. Republishing of this article is strictly prohibited unless expressed written consent has been given by SmartKnowledge Pte Ltd. First published on 15 August 2017 and updated on 14 September 2017.

Is There Any Validity to the Claim that Bitcoin Could Be a Trojan Horse, v2.0

I am presenting this article again here for the following reason. Though the original article remains intact, the additions to the original article are substantial and significant to merit re-releasing this article for those that wish to read the significant additions. In addition, please subscribe to our smartknowledgeu YouTube channel here, as we will soon upload an audio transcript on our YouTube channel, in the next few weeks, with links in the show notes to the podcast version of this article for those that want to listen to an audio version of this article.


A Critical Thinker’s Exposition of Bitcoin

This will not be an article that gains a lot of likes because it will present a challenge for people to think and we live in a world where our thoughts have been co-opted by those that tell us what to think and trick us into believing that our beliefs are based upon our own critical thoughts. Being trapped within “the matrix” without realizing it is a constant theme I address in my vlogs, so if this topic interests you, please check out and subscribe to my youtube channel here, youtube.com/smartknowledgeu. I could choose to write an article that would be overwhelmingly “liked” and “thumbed up” and has a chance of going viral just by repeating the most widely held beliefs about BTC , because human nature dictates that people love to hear the very things they want to be told, but then I would have to omit my most pressing concerns and any critical analysis about the rapidly growing adoption of BTC and other currencies from such an article. We should all know by now that in the financial world, when new technologies are presented as black and white, that there are always shades of grey that exist out of the scrutiny of the public eye. We have all been fooled in the past by things presented to us in the past by the banking establishment as “anti-banking”, and bankers have pooled this psychological heist upon us literally dozens of times, so our ability to be fooled again should not persist. But yet it does. Therefore, the bigger, much more complex challenge, and the one I undertook in this article, was not to regurgitate the widely-accepted “feel-good” narratives accepted by most in the BTC community, but to challenge them with a thoughtful and critical eye. Yes, I know that such an article will receive a lot more hates than likes, but the exercise of raising critical valid questions about BT that still remain unanswered or answered incorrectly today is much too important to just ignore. Read the rest of this entry »

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Gold and Silver: False or True Breakout?

August 29th, 2017
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Here’s what I had to say about spot silver prices a few weeks ago in my free newsletter (you can sign up for it here): “Silver [was] smashed considerably lower than $15.68 to $14.34, but that smash, as I had predicted, literally only lasted but for a New York minute, as most of the smash from above $16.00 an ounce to $14.34 was literally regained in just a few minutes.” And since then, silver has risen from that smash low of $14.34 by a whopping 22.2% in less than two months to its current price of $17.52 as I write this sentence. I also wrote in these free newsletters that interest in gold and silver assets, due to cryptocurrency price spikes, are at lows that rival the lack of interest during the 2008 financial crisis, when Central Bankers smashed gold lower than $700 an ounce and silver to sub $9 an ounce prices. I stated a month ago that the extreme level of disinterest in gold and silver assets, given their wealth preservation qualities that have withstood centuries of time and the current escalation of the global currency war, was quite ludicrous. I further stated that the low prices of gold and silver assets were a bargain that everyone was overlooking, and continue to overlook today, given the instability of the global fiat currency system and due to the ongoing mania in cryptocurrency prices. And I still believe that gold and silver asset prices will boom in the coming future, even though many previous gold and silver bugs have completely given up on gold and silver and even mistakenly traded in their ENTIRE physical gold and silver stacks for cryptocurrencies today.

The extreme efforts of the global Central Banking cartels to continue to control gold and silver prices, including the massive dump of gold and silver prices to cause huge price spikes downward, pre-Janet Yellen speech last Friday, continue to clearly illustrate that the number one threat to their fiat currency system is not any cryptocurrency, but physical gold and physical silver. The intolerable and unacceptable situation taking place in Venezuela, where it has been reported that 3 out every 4 people in the country has lost an average of 8.7kg of weight (nearly 20 pounds) in the past 12-months, illustrates the most dire effect of the Central Banker-led currency wars, in which they have destroyed the purchasing power of the Venezuelan bolivar and destroyed most of the savings of people in their country, even though the mass media is squarely and falsely laying all the blame on their citizens’ dire financial condition on their current and former Presidents.

In any event, let’s take a quick look at a couple of charts below. We see that gold’s break above $1,300 was a very important break not because $1,300 is a nice even number, but because the five previous weeks this year (the circled weeks on my chart) gold tried to break through this barrier, Central Bankers rebuffed each prior attempt. Furthermore, as the below chart is a weekly gold chart, I am not even illustrating the multiple times in daily gold charts in which gold has been rebuffed multiple times in past weeks during daily trading sessions when it approached the $1,300 mark. Of course, the end of each month is a historically week performance period for spot gold and spot silver prices, so even if bankers attempt to rebuff gold and silver prices again in the next few days, if gold can close this week above $1,300, that is all that matters. If this happens, then this will be a very positive development. If it is pushed back below $1,300, then once again, the sustainable upward trend in gold prices will have been delayed. However, you can also see that several weeks ago, spot gold prices already broke above its 50 and 200-week average as well as above its weekly downward trend line. Thus, a weekly-close above $1,300 this week, followed by another weekly close above $1,300 the next week will be a very important development.

 

gold breakout

gold breaking out?

 

Regarding silver, you can see from my circled prices on the weekly spot silver chart that every time bankers have dumped paper silver in the silver futures markets in London and New York to suppress prices this year, that silver has rebounded, but each time, only rebounded to previous levels or topped out at a lower high. You can also see that weekly silver, with yesterday’s significant price rise, broached both the 50 and 200-week averages in one day, but even if silver prices are pushed back below the 200-week average in the next few days, as long as it stays above the 50-week average at week’s end, this will be a very positive development for silver. You can also see a red rectangular box I’ve drawn in the chart below, as the weekly silver spot price will need to continue to rise and close within this rectangle to close at a higher high after suffering a price knock down, something it has not done all year. This will be a very positive development when it happens before year-end. As well, if the silver spot price can broach the top of that rectangular price range, this event will be strongly significant towards the building of a sustainable higher silver price trend.

silver breakout

silver breaking out?

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SKWealthAcademy Vlog_004: Break Free From the Controlling Matrix of Life!

August 29th, 2017
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Are we really living “free” lives as we believe we are, or are we truly being shuttled through the very limiting confines of pre-determined systems that we fail to ever question? Today, I explore how the vast majority of us, no matter where we live in the world, stick to choices within a pre-determined academic system from age 6 to age 21, and then from a pre-determined corporate system from age 21 to age 65, and believe that we are living “free” lives, when in reality, we are really living lives within pre-determined systems of very limited choices. I also discuss the massive difference between schooling and education, which a large majority of us confuse as being the same.  In future vlogs, I will discuss how to escape this pre-determined “matrix” of life to live a free and rewarding life. To learn more about the future launch of our online academy SKWealthAcademy, a completely revolutionary educational platform that focuses on application of knowledge v. rote memorization and critical thinking v. behavioral conditioning (and emphasis on exam scores), please read our revamped SKWealthAcademy fact sheet here.

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SKWealthAcademy Vlog_003: The Real Purpose of the Justice System is Control, Not Justice

August 29th, 2017
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I discuss many of the false paradigms that those in power have constructed in order to control, not liberate us, including a legal system that is clearly enforced unequally, dependent upon how much money you have, and one in which the word “legal” does not necessarily mean moral by any stretch of the word moral, and which the word “illegal” does not necessarily mean immoral either. I discuss Apple Tim Cook’s  cratering to Chinese state demands to illustrate that corporations will almost never choose morality over profits. To learn more about the future launch of our online academy SKWealthAcademy, a completely revolutionary educational platform that focuses on application of knowledge v. rote memorization and critical thinking v. behavioral conditioning (and emphasis on exam scores), please read our revamped SKWealthAcademy fact sheet here.

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SKWealthAcademy Vlog_002: Could This Be the Leak that Stops the NWO Digital Currency Plan?

August 29th, 2017
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Originally uploaded on 26 July, in this SKWealthAcademy Vlog_002, I discuss how a massive leak of private citizen’s information in a country that has forced upon its citizens the adoption of a 100% digital currency platform may cause concern in other nations’ citizenry about following suit and adopting a 100% digital currency platform.  To learn more about the future launch of our online academy SKWealthAcademy, a completely revolutionary educational platform that focuses on application of knowledge v. rote memorization and critical thinking v. behavioral conditioning (and emphasis on exam scores), please read our revamped SKWealthAcademy fact sheet here.

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SKWealthAcademy_Podcast_002: How to Cure Boredom, Loneliness, Sadness & Live an Exciting Life

August 29th, 2017
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In this SKWealthAcademy Podcast_002, I discuss how the isolation of modern life, the stress of academic life, and the technology of smartphone applications has led to increasing levels of boredom, loneliness and sadness in both young adults and adults alike. I discuss various ways we can counter this negative trend, reinvent our life and make life exciting once again! Click here for a revamped SKWealthAcademy fact sheet to learn more about our upcoming IndieGoGo campaign and SKWealthAcademy launch.

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Has Silver Broken Out?

August 10th, 2017
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silver price break out

After calling the second-half 2017 lows for spot gold and spot silver prices almost to the exact dollar with gold and to the exact time period with silver, as pointed out in this article, I followed up this prediction on my daily snapchat channel, skwealthacademy, with another prediction once gold and silver asset prices illustrated some weakness to end July and to start August. When the MACD technical indicators all started to turn down in early August with spot gold, spot silver, and PM stock indexes, some stated that another prolonged banker raid on gold/silver asset prices would trigger an imminent plunge in all PM asset prices.

I, on the other hand, warned against being too strongly influenced and misled by the short-term “white noise” of declining gold and silver prices that manifested at the end of July and the start of August and instead stated last week, in my daily Snapchat stories that I posted, that a reversal was coming, possibly as early as this week. And yesterday, though it is still a little premature to confirm that a sustainable reversal is here, silver prices were up more than 3% from the prior day when I woke up today in Asia and gold prices had risen by more than 1.3%. Certainly, this is a good start to a potential reversal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Here’s What Will Send the Price of Gold and Silver Soaring

August 3rd, 2017
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China has been accumulating a lot of gold over the past decade. Furthermore, no one with any sense believes their “officially” reported reserve numbers, especially since I had been blogging for years that their official gold reserve data was nonsense. The Chinese government themselves substantiated my claim in 2015 by increasing their reserve numbers overnight by 60% to 1,658 tonnes from “official” reserves of 1,058 tonnes, the gold reserve number that the PBOC reported for six straight years prior. Even when this updated number was reported, I again, at that time, stated that such a number was a gross underreporting of their real reserves, as Chinese government officials had zero desire to reveal the strength of their hand in the middle of a global currency war. For the past two years, the PBOC again has failed to update their gold reserve data, and it still stands at 1,658 tonnes though many have speculated that the real number is upward of 20,000 to 30,000 tonnes based upon internal nationwide production that never leaves China, in addition to the extrapolation of Hong Kong gold import data that is publicly available. Global bank analysts, that tend not to look at real data that is available to estimate China’s real gold reserves, blindly report “official” data and used China’s reported 1,658 tonne number a couple of years ago to call the figure underwhelming, and in increase that would have no bullish effect on gold prices, simply because it fits into their unrealistic narrative that they wish to propagate to keep gold prices suppressed. Read the rest of this entry »

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Barclay’s $445,000 a Year Gold Equities Research Foreshadows What’s to Come

August 1st, 2017
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This is what we recently wrote in our July issue of research on gold and silver sport price in our Crisis Investment Opportunities newsletter to our clients:

Regarding gold: “I believe that gold will reverse in price closer to the $1,200 level than the $1,175 level.” Four days after issuing that statement, spot gold reached $1,204, which marked the bottom, and has promptly climbed $64 an ounce higher.

Regarding silver: “If silver’s descent is not yet done, it could possibly challenge the low of $15.68 established at the end of last year before rising again, but if it does, I think it will bounce from these levels quite quickly, as any smash to this level will be executed and propagated on no fundamental factors but only by bankers attempting to close out their short positions in the silver futures markets. Silver prices at the current juncture to the next two weeks or so should mark the low for 2017.

After I wrote that, silver did get smashed considerably lower than $15.68 to $14.34, but that smash, as I had predicted, literally only lasted but for a New York minute, as most of the smash from above $16.00 an ounce to $14.34 was literally regained in just a few minutes. However, the smash represented a non-tradable event in physical terms, as it happened so quickly and was deliberately executed during thinly traded hours that made it near impossible to buy any physical silver anywhere near $14.34 or even $15.00 an ounce. Furthermore, the very next day after the very short-lived silver smash, silver closed 9% higher at $15.63, and has steadily climbed since then, to its current spot price of $16.79. Read the rest of this entry »

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Could This Government Nationwide Leak Halt the NWO Plan for Digital Currency Enslavement?

July 27th, 2017
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Today, we take a look at the two-year old nationwide data breach of the Swedish Transport Agency, in which STA personnel mistakenly uploaded personal data of millions of Swedish citizens to the cloud, where unauthorized personnel had access to this data. Even though this happened in September 2015, the Swedish government covered up this massive act of incompetence from their citizens even as they encouraged all to accept a nationwide digital monetary system that now could possibly be exposed to massive theft. We discuss the implications of perhaps the biggest government data leak in history in the below SKWealthAcademy vlog.

 

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How to Ensure You Receive YouTube Notifications From Subscribed Channels

July 26th, 2017
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Over the years, we have always encountered numerous subscribers to our SmartKnowledgeU YouTube channel that tell us they never receive any notifications of uploaded new content even though they have clicked our “subscription” button and subscribed. The reason for this is that YouTube automatically flags any new content from any channel that discusses a narrative outside of the government, state, banker controlled narrative as having “inappropriate content” and as being “advertiser unfriendly”, even in numerous instances when this accusation is clearly is false and untrue. Rather, the censorship algorithms of YouTube, as run by the establishment, often flag content that disagrees with their one allowed establishment narrative. If this happens, once newly uploaded content is labeled as having “inappropriate content”, you will be blocked from receiving notification of this newly uploaded content simply because this content may encourage critical thought among the masses and promote horrifying concepts such as freedom, free living, disobedience to immoral ideas being promoted by those in power, etc. Of course,  the establishment doesn’t want people that actually think for themselves, so much of the content is blocked from being sent to subscribers.

 

If you wish to receive notification of our newly uploaded content, or for that manner, from any YouTube channel to which you are subscribed but never receive any notifications, simply follow the below steps. First, login to your YouTube channel and then click the “Subscriptions” button in the far left column as noted below:

 

 

Then, scroll to the bottom of the screen, click on the “restricted mode” button and if it is set to “on”, ensure that you set it to “off”.  Finally click the “save” button. Read the rest of this entry »

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SKWealthAcademy Podcast_001: How Tribal Affiliations Are Used to Tear Down Our Principles, Honor and Integrity

July 26th, 2017
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In the inaugural SKWealthAcademy Podcast_001, I discuss how the wealthiest echelon of global political and banking & finance communities around the world use tribal affiliations imprinted into our DNA to weaken our resolve, our honor, our integrity and our principles in a manner that is not apparent to must of us. We must take the power back from them before they turn us against each other, which is the number one mind-control technique they use to ensure that most of us never realize the manipulated matrix in which they encourage us to live our lives, while they live outside of the same pillars and boundaries in which they have herded the rest of us. Though I discuss only life philosophy and critical thinking in this podcast, YouTube has once again flagged my video as “advertising unfriendly”, though there is no offensive content in this podcast, which ensures that thousands of my subscribers never receive notification of this podcast. Again, you may always directly check my YouTube channel every month to ensure you remain aware of when I upload new content, or check here on my blog as I tend to upload most new YouTube content here as well. Apparently the censors at Google and YouTube are unhappy with anyone that encourages people to exercise their critical thinking skills and to break free of their “comply, blindly obey, and do” narratives they heavily promote.

 

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If you watch and enjoy this video, please leave a comment in the comment section of the video on YouTube urging YouTube to stop censoring notification of videos as you would like to receive notification of new content from channels to which you have subscribed!

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