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Doomsday Survey: 51% of Americans Believe a Financial Collapse Is Imminent
SHTF Plan ^ | 3/13/12 | Mac Salvo

Posted on 03/13/2012 1:40:59 PM PDT by Kartographer

A recent survey of 1,007 nationally representative Americans ages 18 and over suggests that most of us believe a doomsday scenario of some kind will occur in the next twenty five years.

With three million preppers in the U.S. getting ready for widespread disaster, gun sales sky rocketing, and retail precious metals purchases at unprecedented levels, the results of the survey performed by Kelton Research on behalf of National Geographic shouldn’t be surprising.

Among other things, the survey asked respondents to choose which natural or man-made doomsday scenarios they believed are most likely to happen in the United States.

The result suggest that Americans are more aware of the dangers facing our fragile society today than ever before.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Society
KEYWORDS: beprepared; getreadyhereitcomes; preparedness; preparenow; prepperping; preppers; selfreliance; shtf; shtfplan; survivalping
National Geographic Survey via The Ready Store:

Which of the following, if any, do you think might happen in the United States in the next 25 years? Please choose all that apply.


1 posted on 03/13/2012 1:41:05 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...
Preppers' PING!

"PREPPERS YOU ARE NOT ALONE!"
2 posted on 03/13/2012 1:43:26 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Doesn’t bode well for a turn around in “Consumer Confidence” does it?


3 posted on 03/13/2012 1:59:10 PM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Kartographer
Everyone's Imageo Dei is telling them that the sands are about done trickling through this glass...

Different folks are trying to pin the feeling on various different things, everything from a terrorist attack to an asteroid strike.

4 posted on 03/13/2012 2:01:40 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Kartographer

13% will be the first wave of zombies.

I’d add war hitting closer to home to the list. I’d also move the date to within 5 years.


5 posted on 03/13/2012 2:02:57 PM PDT by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: Kartographer
I'm staring at a personal financial disaster right now, not potential. And we're moving into spring in Texas, so I've got t-storms and that damage (last year cost a lot) to consider.

I've got plenty of stuff in the fan without any fancy disasters.

/johnny

6 posted on 03/13/2012 2:08:08 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer; Alamo-Girl; Amityschild; Captain Beyond; Cvengr; DvdMom; GiovannaNicoletta; ...

That may not be all that’s emminent:

Steve, I have a Special Forces Friend who lives in Kalispell Montana He just called me with major news…… He has a Friend who works in the Prison System in Montana. They have been told by Big Gov to be ready for an event to take place from March 13-23 this event will be very earth shattering. They have been told to stock up on 6 Months worth of Food, Diesel, Medical Supplies, Water and other needed supplies! This SF Friend is not a Person who gets his feathers ruffled. He was shocked to say the least!
From:

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http://www.thedailysheeple.com/internal-memo-suggests-earth-shattering-event-in-mid-to-late-march_032012
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See also:
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http://www.stevequayle.com/News.alert/12_Global/120313.well.connected.confirm.html
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today I received an early birthday present (mine isn’t until april ) from a very old friend who is in the service still.

it was a KABAR bolo and had a simple note attached “happy birthday Sarge, get ready to use this “ it was signed simply “the major”( I know exactly who sent it , and it is our custom to refer to each other this way)

@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

And from email:
my friend Timothy Snodgrass sent out this email ... just wanted to share ... He was in Japan when the 9.0 struck....

March 11, 2012 - Shortly before arriving in the United States on 3/3/12, I awoke from a vivid dream of an 8.0 quake, centered in the beautiful State of California. Within a matter of minutes, I received a communication from Prophetess Susan O’marra in New York, describing the exact same dream of an 8.0 quake, which she had at exactly 8:00 AM

In both of our dreams, no time frames where given. I had not planned on making a public statement regarding this dream, until a 7.1 quake shook the Vanuatu Islands on March 9. This quake in the South Pacific is prophetically significant. In the early 90s the Lord spoke to me that sometime in the future a large California quake would be preceded by an earthquake in Vanuatu measuring 7.1 - 7.2. Although several quakes over the last decade have fit this description, none of them were accompanied by a rhema warning.

If you are California resident, as a precautionary measure I would advise that you keep some extra drinking water on hand, and store a case of bottled water in the trunk of your car. Also, I would advise that you prepare a small back-pack or carrying case by your door, filled with all of the personal items and necessary medications needed in the event of an emergency. This is just a precaution, but I would advise that you remain on alert for the next thirty days - through Passover.

This is not a prophetic warning of an impending earthquake. This is simply a precautionary word of counsel and wisdom, as we observe the signs in the sun, moon and stars. The 7.1 Vanuatu quake occurred only a matter of hours after a major solar flare hit the earth, and the sun continues to erupt. Is it by accident that these events are occuring on the first anniversary of the Great Japan Quake? I do not think so. Remember, I was there during the great quake in Japan on March 11. I am speaking out of love and experience, it is better to be prepared for what is coming. I believe that much intercession for California is needed over the next 30 days. An 8.0 is too large. Prayer can change the equation, bring down the magnitude, and save lives. Nothing is impossible for God.

Subscribe to our free prophetic e-list by sending a blank email to

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with your name and the word “Subscribe” in subject line.


7 posted on 03/13/2012 2:13:43 PM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Kartographer

What, no nuclear war? The Russians and Chinese, as well as the Israelis, Pakistanis, and Indians, are gearing up for just that. The nuclear fallout response is fairly vague.


8 posted on 03/13/2012 2:27:32 PM PDT by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of freedom only to see fascism elected at home.)
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To: Kartographer

I’m impressed - 51% believe we’ll have a financial collapse. I didn’t think the American sheeple were even paying attention to current events.


9 posted on 03/13/2012 2:32:38 PM PDT by CottonBall
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To: Kartographer

It’s too bad people think that a total financial collapse is likely. It is almost impossible under our system.

A collapse would have to be societal, violent in nature. That’s very unlikely too.

As for financial collapse, no. We can print to infinity to pay our bills, and infinity is not required. The math indicates that about 40-45% of our collective wealth can be stolen over the next 10 years to get us out of the situation. That’s about 3.2-3.4% a year. That’s doable in the boiling frog sense and shouldn’t cause a collapse, especially in this over-medicated welfare state.


10 posted on 03/13/2012 2:37:48 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: SaxxonWoods

I’m not saying things won’t get ugly, that’s why I moved to the country a couple of years ago. but financial collapse?

No, barring a huge natural catastrophe, and that can happen any day, including the end of the world, in which case, preparations won’t matter, except for those religious in nature of course.


11 posted on 03/13/2012 2:42:05 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: Quix

Hi Quix. I’m always much more impressed with scary stories that have a date certain rather than a “it’s coming” componet.

Re your post, we’ll know quite soon if there is anything to it. I’m doing nothing about it though as I predict March will pass without incident.


12 posted on 03/13/2012 2:45:43 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: SaxxonWoods

The dollars the Fed continues to print and monetize have value only because the dollar is the world’s reserve currency.

Once nations stop having to convert their currency into dollars to buy oil, the dollar’s value will dive. It’s already happening.

It may not be an overnight catastrophe like in 1929, but I’m sure tough times are coming. It has already happened to the British pound. Those who ignore history are condemned to repeat it.

George Soros will make it happen if a crisis is needed to suspend the election this year if it looks like Obama will be voted out.


13 posted on 03/13/2012 2:48:41 PM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: SaxxonWoods

So I guess the best thing to do is to go on the way we are going, no budgets, spend spend spend with bread and circuses for all. Maybe ‘Bammy’ truly can get us all unicorns!


14 posted on 03/13/2012 2:57:12 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: SaxxonWoods

I don’t have any great sense of absolute certainty about it either.

However, I have had an INCREASING SENSE OF LOOMING SUPER DRAMAS ON THE VERY NEAR HORIZON for some months.

I have one Friend/Christian Brother back east on a missionary furlough 2 months of training and deputation. He’s due back in May. I was concerned when he left that he be able to get back safely.

Joya is headed to the Southeast shortly. I’ve been concerned about her trip from her beginning to plan for it.

I don’t know if these heightened concerns are from my spirit or my psyche or a combination or what.

There’s a Wild At Hear trip up to Colo around the first week in May. I feel a bit better about that but somewhat wary.

Certainly Netanyahu saying he’ll have to strike Iran before the SElection is a sobering prospect as I’m totally convinced that will evolve rapidly into WW3. Thankfully, he also said it wouldn’t be in a matter of weeks but months off.


15 posted on 03/13/2012 3:07:33 PM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix

bfl


16 posted on 03/13/2012 3:14:59 PM PDT by jusduat (on the mercy of the Lord alone.)
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To: SaxxonWoods
It’s too bad people think that a total financial collapse is likely. It is almost impossible under our system.

I agree. The Soviet Union stretched it out for decades. Under any scenario, I cannot picture any catastrophic financial collapse.

The evil powers-that-be will stretch out our suffering for decades. We will likely morph into a slowly dying socialist h*ll.

17 posted on 03/13/2012 3:35:09 PM PDT by sand88 (Nothing on this Earth would get me to vote for Mitt.)
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To: sand88

But we will at least all have unicorns.


18 posted on 03/13/2012 3:39:16 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer; blam

How come no “all of the above”:?

Blam gave me an extra day on the stock market and I was able to dump an unproductive stock before the market plunged. Now I should probably try and get the money out of the account before the electrons disapear.

I could buy more glue:)


19 posted on 03/13/2012 3:41:43 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: Cold Heart

Get Back in the wise have spoken ain’t nutt’n go’n to happen.


20 posted on 03/13/2012 3:43:28 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
Survey: 51% of Americans Believe a Financial Collapse Is Imminent

In response to this, in order to alleviate the job and economic situation, the government will continue to raise taxes, fines and fees, keep the borders open, make you pay for their medical care, housing, food stamps, social services and legally welcome in 1,000,000 more people per year from Muslim countries, and play global policeman, going into one country to another while looting the American treasure at home.

21 posted on 03/13/2012 3:45:33 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

We got plenty of money and best printing presses that money can buy. What possible could go wrong?


22 posted on 03/13/2012 3:51:25 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

I’m still in, but for several years now I’ve gone from an investor to a combination investor/trader.

I went to an Oregon Geology and Mineral (state agency) sponsored Big earthquake prep rally this last weekend.
Monday I sold the stock and then last night the power went out. I was expecting to make my coffee from genrator power this morning but power came back after 7hrs.


23 posted on 03/13/2012 3:58:14 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: Kartographer

Yep..


24 posted on 03/13/2012 3:59:46 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

It amazes me that some very smart people can’t see and very bad consequences from that policy and feel it will all just work out in the end.


25 posted on 03/13/2012 4:02:58 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

We’ve already had many significant earthquakes and many significant hurricanes. That we will have some more is 100% probability. While really bad, those tend to be relatively localized. The undamaged rest of the country can pitch in to help.

We’ve already had a significant terrorist attack. The really bad future one would be multiple dirty bombs that would render a lot of cities uninhabitable.

A financial collapse would hit everyone.


I remember once reading a poll where they asked Republicans and Democrats “what are you most scared of”. If may have been a joke. I don’t remember the exact result but it mostly went..

Most popular Republican answers:
Global thermonuclear war
Financial collapse
Pandemic

Most popular Democrat answers:
The water
Ghosts
Dogs


26 posted on 03/13/2012 4:12:20 PM PDT by Locomotive Breath
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To: MikeSteelBe

2008 financial collapse was no accident


27 posted on 03/13/2012 4:57:25 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: MikeSteelBe

That’s what is happening right now.

Saddam Hussein tried to set up a system to sell Iraqi oil for gold.
Look what happened to him.

Qaddafi tried to set up a system to sell their oil for gold.
Look what happened to him.

Iran now is selling it’s oil for gold.
What do you think is gonna happen to them?

This whole deal ain’t about nukes...


28 posted on 03/13/2012 5:18:07 PM PDT by djf (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2801220/posts)
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To: Locomotive Breath
I call BS. The top Democrat fear would obviously be Sarah Palin.

Cheers!

29 posted on 03/13/2012 9:43:29 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Kartographer

Well then obviously what we should do, is eliminate more American jobs and send more industry to a massive communist nation which is now becoming a ever-stronger rival nuclear superpower.

Sure. That should help.

/s


30 posted on 03/13/2012 9:47:33 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: grey_whiskers

Heh - poll was pre Palin. Maybe we should do it again.


31 posted on 03/14/2012 5:45:50 AM PDT by Locomotive Breath
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To: djf

I never thought of that “oil for gold” angle, but it makes perfect sense, the Fed misusing military power to keep the dollar propped up.


32 posted on 03/14/2012 9:45:03 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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