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I Hope Everyone Is Ready
Market-Ticker ^ | 10/4/12 | Karl Denninger

Posted on 10/04/2012 12:13:05 PM PDT by Kartographer

First, Iran's currency has effectively imploded; our inflationary games along with our "sanction" regime has caused a 20% daily drop in the Iranian currency value against the dollar. This volatility in turn led to the disappearance of convertibility (duh!) which in turn means that things like food suddenly become very hard to obtain, even if you are putatively wealthy.

Second, Syria and Turkey are having a little dust-up that could turn very not little in a hurry. If you don't understand why this is important please get out a map and have a look at some of the potential problems that could immediately appear if this is not contained, and it may not be contained.

Janet Tavakoli penned a piece over on Huffington Post that deserves a read in this context. As I have repeatedly noted, hungry bellies have a habit of rioting -- or becoming rather revolting.

(Excerpt) Read more at market-ticker.org ...


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I hope this last longer than my Ann Barnhardt post.

1 posted on 10/04/2012 12:13:05 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


2 posted on 10/04/2012 12:14:43 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Karl sounds...concerned. Sanctions, which used to good, might now be bad.

Worse than Iran slinging nukes about the ME, Karl?

Shaddup.

Those of us who have been paying attention prepared long ago. The rest will not anway.


3 posted on 10/04/2012 12:17:44 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: Kartographer
20% daily drop in the Iranian currency value against the dollar.

That's just the official exchange rate. The black market ER is much much worse.

4 posted on 10/04/2012 12:22:27 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Kartographer

Hussein 0bama gets his “October Surprise” without even trying?


5 posted on 10/04/2012 12:28:11 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping, gay bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO!)
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To: Kartographer

Which Ann Barnhardt post?

“Truly Scary”?


6 posted on 10/04/2012 12:30:59 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Kartographer

“People purchased diamonds and gem stones, which were portable currency when they were fleeing the country.”

Gold jewelry, diamonds, jewels - done.


7 posted on 10/04/2012 12:41:23 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: Kartographer

Iran pumps large Bassij militia forces into Tehran as riots flare... http://www.debka.com/article/22402/Iran-pumps-large-Bassij-militia-forces-into-Tehran-as-riots-flare


8 posted on 10/04/2012 12:44:24 PM PDT by drewh
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Iranian born Valerie could be stirring the pot to bring about an October surprise. Phase II of Wag the Dog that was Benghazi.


9 posted on 10/04/2012 1:12:01 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Kartographer

YIKES!!!
Just read it..everyone should.whew!


10 posted on 10/04/2012 1:18:48 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Kartographer

Wish I was ready. Medical issues have a way of interfering with plans. I bought land 5 years ago, and only this summer was able to start digging the foundation for my house. Something about having to spend 3 years in a wheelchair . . .


11 posted on 10/04/2012 1:28:18 PM PDT by Ellendra (http://www.ustrendy.com/ellendra-nauriel/portfolio/18423/concealed-couture/)
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To: Kartographer

Trade wars, then currency wars, then real wars. - Gerald Celente


12 posted on 10/04/2012 1:57:37 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (November 6th is the tipping point for freedom in America.)
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To: Kartographer

What happened to your Ann Barnhardt post?


13 posted on 10/04/2012 2:17:53 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: DuncanWaring

Yes I posted a thread on her “Truly Scary” article and it got pulled. Why I am not sure.


14 posted on 10/04/2012 2:34:40 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

You can’t guess?


15 posted on 10/04/2012 2:59:09 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: Kartographer

Sorry, that should have been “I can guess why”...

I read it and it’s a scenario that if discussed here could be laid here...


16 posted on 10/04/2012 3:01:18 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: Kartographer
Personally, I think it's time to start talking “when”.

War in the Middle East seems certain, and the Israelis have made it pretty clear that early spring is the “red line” that Iran cannot be allowed to cross.

The best case scenario, of course, is that the Iranian Mullahs will lose control of their serfs and be overthrown. This seems unlikely, but it is not impossible.

HOWEVER, if it starts to look like regime change may actually be possible, the very fact that the regime is unstable could be the factor that triggers war. A time honored technique used by despots throughout history is to focus the attention of a restive population on an outside threat, real or imaginary.

In other words, if it looks like the Mullahs might actually be overthrown, the risk that Iran will attack Israel before that can happen goes sky high. That could happen BEFORE this spring.

Personally, I think time is short. It could be a matter of days if the situation in Iran spins out of control, or a few months if things wait until early spring. Either way, if you are considering “prepping”, you might not want to wait.
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SIDE NOTE: Even if we somehow manage to avoid war in the Middle East, there are a host of other things that could kick off a chain of falling dominoes.

17 posted on 10/04/2012 3:43:17 PM PDT by EternalHope (Politicians will always let you down. -- Sarah Palin)
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To: Kartographer

So, would this be World War III, or would it be IV if it breaks out, provided the Cold War was III?


18 posted on 10/04/2012 6:20:57 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: Kartographer

not nearly as prepared as I would like. Health issues for Mom and Dad ate alot of resources up. :( Just making it paycheck to paycheck.


19 posted on 10/04/2012 8:28:48 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: DuncanWaring; Yehuda; F15Eagle; Tax-chick
Thanks. I hadn't seen that AB post so I tracked it down.

That's something that I've wondered about for a long while, but have been leery of saying it, only suggesting that should the shine on the POS wear off, the media would certainly relish the ratings lottery of a 24/7/365 martyrfest and coverage of the violence and destruction of the enraged rabble. They voraciously consume others, so with that kind of appetite for ratings, money, and power, the media would happily eat their own if the food's better.

I watched the debate well after reading the commentary. I hadn't planned on it initially, but the tsunami of negative reaction demanded that I see what all the fuss was about.

I was expecting a much more animated and even hostile exchange, but this debate really was more like... a tsunami. Not much wave height at the start, but it kept slowly moving in and over obama, who realized that he couldn't outrun it.

I am wandering off onto another metaphor, but the dems/media are now trying to make lemonade out of the obamalemon, and they know that a citrus reamer will squeeze out the most juice. Not good news for the hapless lemon.

I think that the epic fail/fall was due to 1) the Won's extraordinary arrogance, and 2) the blood of Ambassador Stevens, his crew, Seal Team 6, and countless other obamavictims crying from the ground.

The dems will do anything to "revive" their puppet and force its worship. A false idol can be recreated to fit a particular narrative, especially if the dumb idol can no longer speak (e.g. MLK, JFK).

Meanwhile I'll just hope and pray that they will be restrained by their own incompetence and greed, because we know they are incapable of running a simple lemonade stand.

20 posted on 10/04/2012 9:33:37 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Ezekiel

I think everyone should be storing food, water, a few Bibles and keeping their gas tanks topped off if possible. Just in case.


21 posted on 10/05/2012 1:01:28 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle
I think everyone should be storing food, water, a few Bibles and keeping their gas tanks topped off if possible. Just in case.

Kind of like a "writing on the wall" sort of thing.

Head wound... great wrath... short time... ack.

The Natives Are Restless

Well, there's an uprising down on Watusi Street
Yeah the witch doctor don't know what to think.
Aah, the big chief says it isn't so
But they're dressed up, messed up, ready to go.
And the natives are restless
The natives are restless tonight.

Yeah, they're doin' a dance that noone's ever seen,
And they're barbecuin' real human bein's.
They pick their teeth with porcupine
And wash you down with jungle wine.
Ooh, the natives are restless
The natives are restless tonight.
(Mmm, wanna bite?)

Well, in the heat of the city, it's hard to be cool,
And you don't wanna do nothin' too terri-bool.
But in my neighborhood, there's somethin' you should know —
When the drum beat starts, it's time to go.
Ooh, the natives are restless
The natives are restless tonight.

22 posted on 10/05/2012 3:49:23 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Ezekiel

“Meanwhile I’ll just hope and pray that they will be restrained by their own incompetence and greed, because we know they are incapable of running a simple lemonade stand. “

yep.


23 posted on 10/05/2012 7:13:31 AM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: Kartographer
Speaking of...she sees things clearly back on Aug. 2, 2011:

Obama is the enemy. Obama is a Marxist-Communist usurper and puppet front for a cabal of Marxist-Communists who are actively trying to destroy the United States of America. Everything they have done, are doing, and will do has the single goal of collapsing and destroying the U.S. economy, military, constitutional government and culture. What part of "Marxist Revolution" do you not understand?

The Obama regime is not a failure. The Obama regime is not incompetent. The Obama regime has achieved more in two and a half years than anyone could have possibly foreseen. It has debased the currency by 50% of the GDP and guaranteed that our economy will collapse. It has looted the Treasury for more than the size of a top-ten economy and embezzled that wealth into the hands of their fellow Marxists in preparation for the final collapse of the United States. It has ground the economy of the United States to a screeching halt. It has destabilized the entire Muslim world and ensured that there will be a nuclear war centered around Israel within the decade.

The Obama regime has no interest whatsoever in "stimulus" or "getting folks back to work." How can you not understand this? How can we possibly win this war if we refuse to come to terms with the fact that we are in fact fighting a war.

God save the United States of America, because the people are far too stupid to do it themselves.

I don't know if we, the people, are stupid or just stuck in our normalcy biased thinking and can't believe what is happening, don't know what to do about it and hope that someone else does know what to do will take care of it for us.

So, we elect whomever looks best and/or has the right letter to indicate the right party, and then we forget about it, thinking that the msm will alert us to any danger.

We, the people are We, the Easy pickin's and appear to be an easy target for takeover. Don't even need Sun Tzu's advice on how to do it without firing a shot.

24 posted on 10/05/2012 1:33:25 PM PDT by GBA (The line is drawn, two choices left: We must pull back from the line or be forced to cross it.)
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To: PatriotGirl827

bookmark for later read


25 posted on 10/06/2012 5:10:15 AM PDT by PatriotGirl827 (O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee)
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To: Kartographer

Which Ann Barnhardt post? I follow her blog.


26 posted on 10/06/2012 5:30:19 AM PDT by PatriotGirl827 (O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee)
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To: Ellendra

God bless you right now.


27 posted on 10/06/2012 5:33:09 AM PDT by Tuanedge (Warriors victorious in a hundred battles, flee when a tiger enters their tent.)
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To: PatriotGirl827

Her article “Truly Scary” from 10/3

http://www.barnhardt.biz/


28 posted on 10/06/2012 6:50:37 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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