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After the Collapse: Six Likely Events (shortened)
SHTF Plan ^ | 1/21/14 | Mac Salvo

Posted on 01/21/2014 2:05:48 PM PST by Kartographer

Travel Restrictions.

Confiscation of wealth.

Food Shortages.

Squatters Rebellions.


Martial Law.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: collapse; preparedness; preppers; survivors
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It’s not too difficult to understand that we are well on our way to a paradigm shift in America; in fact we’re in the midst of it right now. The writing is on the wall and can no longer be ignored.

The US government has run up trillions of dollars in debt, and given the recent debates over the country’s debt ceiling, we can rest assured that neither Congress or the President will act to curtail spending and balance the budget. We will continue adding trillions of dollars to the national debt clock until such time that our creditors no longer lend us money.

From the monetary side, the Federal Reserve’s response to this unprecedented crisis has been to simply “print” more money as is necessary. On top of the trillions in dollars already printed thus far, the Fed continues quantitative easing to the tune of about $80 billion per month. It’s the only arrow left in the Fed’s quiver, because failing to inject these billions into stock markets and banks will lead to an almost instant collapse of the U.S. financial system. Unfortunately, the current strategy is chock full of its own pitfalls, the least of which being the real possibility of a hyperinflationary environment developing over coming months and years.

On Main Street, average Americans have seen their wealth decimated. They’ve lost millions of jobs and homes over the course of the last five years. And if recent reports are any indication, the destruction of the middle class will continue unabated for years to come. The resulting effect is a vicious negative feedback loop that continues to build upon itself. Americans no longer have money (or credit) to spend to prop up the economy, thus more jobs will be lost, leading to more people requiring government assistance for everything from food to shelter.

We are, on every level, facing a collapse of unprecedented scale.

As noted by International Man Jeff Thomas of Casey Research, it’s not that difficult of an exercise to predict what’s coming next:

The number of people whose eyes have been opened seems to be growing, and many of them are asking what the collapse will look like as it unfolds. What will the symptoms be?

Well, the primary events are fairly predictable: they would include major collapses in the bond and stock markets and possible sudden deflation (primarily of assets), followed by dramatic inflation, if not hyperinflation (primarily of commodities), followed by a crash of several major currencies, particularly the euro and the US dollar.

We know a collapse is coming… If you’re paying attention you probably have the distinct feeling that we are in the middle of it right now. And guess what? The government and military know it’s coming too, as evidenced by large-scale simulations of exactly such an event and its fallout.

But the collapse of our financial system, or hyperinflation of our currency, or a meltdown in US Treasuries is only the beginning. We know some or all of these events are all but a foregone conclusion.

What we don’t know is the timing of the trigger event that causes the global panic to ensue and what will happen after these primary events take hold.

According to Jeff Thomas, while we can’t know for sure, the following “secondary events” are the most likely outcomes when the system as we have come to know it destabilizes.

The secondary events will be less certain, but likely: increased unemployment, currency controls, protective tariffs, severe depression, etc.

But, along the way, there will be numerous surprises—actions taken by governments that may be as unprecedented as they would be unlawful. Why? Because, again, such actions are the norm when a government finds itself losing its grip over the people it perceives as its minions. Here are a few:

Travel Restrictions. This will begin with restrictions on foreign travel, including suspension/removal of passports. (This has begun in a small way in both the EU and US.) Later, travel restrictions will be extended within the boundaries of countries (highway checkpoints, etc.) Confiscation of wealth. The EU has instituted the confiscation of bank accounts, which can be expected to become an international form of governmental theft. This does not automatically mean that other assets, such as precious metals and real estate will also be confiscated, but it does mean that the barrier for confiscation has been eliminated. There is therefore no reason to assume that any asset is safe from any government that approves theft through bail-ins. Food Shortages. The food industry operates on very small profit margins and survives only as a result of quick payment of invoices. With dramatic inflation, marginal businesses (suppliers, wholesalers, and retailers) will fall by the wayside. The percentage of failing businesses will be dependent upon the duration and severity of the inflationary trend. Squatters Rebellions. A dramatic increase in the number of home and business foreclosures will result in homelessness for anyone whose debt exceeds his ability to pay—even those who presently appear to be well-off. As numbers rise significantly, a new homeless class will be created amongst the former middle class. As they become more numerous, large scale ownership of property may give way to large scale “possession” of property. Riots. These will likely happen spontaneously due to the above conditions, but if not, governments will create them to justify their desire for greater control of the masses. Martial Law. The US has already prepared for this, with the passing of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which many interpret as declaring the US to be a “battlefield.” The NDAA allows the suspension of habeas corpus, indefinite detention, and the assumption that any resident may be considered an enemy combatant. Similar legislation may be expected in other countries that perceive martial law as a solution to civil unrest. The above list is purposely brief—a sampling of eventualities that, should they occur, will almost definitely come unannounced. As the decline unfolds, they will surely happen with greater frequency.

Full article at Casey Research via The Daily Crux

We could go point by point on this list and provide a plethora of evidence to validate Jeff’s claims, but that would take pages upon pages of references.

The fact is that the US government, for the last decade, has been moving increasingly closer to what can only be described as a police state. With watch lists, militarized police departments, legislative actions, and executive orders the government has already set the stage for these secondary events.

When the system itself is no longer able to support the tens of millions of Americans receiving monthly government assistance, one hiccup could set the whole thing ablaze.

While it can’t be avoided on a national scale, there are advance preparations that individuals and their families can make to, at the very least, insulate themselves from the secondary event triggers. This includes storing essential physical goods and keeping them in your possession. Things like long-term food supplies, barterable goods, monetary goods, self defense armaments and having a well thought out preparedness plan will, if nothing else, provide you with the means necessary to stay out of the way it all hits the fan.

1 posted on 01/21/2014 2:05:48 PM PST by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers PING!!

I’ve been traveling and of course caught a ‘bug’. Looks like the zinc is working and I’ll be over it three days or so shorter than others that have had it.

2 posted on 01/21/2014 2:07:50 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Try this, too:

3 posted on 01/21/2014 2:10:10 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Kartographer
visited 23 states (46%)

That would be 40.3%

4 posted on 01/21/2014 2:11:39 PM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: Kartographer

With economic collapse trucking companies and large chains like Wal Mart will cease to deliver into the riot erupting cities (read the flashmobs set free to loot as desired). So the first thing after collapse of the economy will be looting, followed by trucks stop delivering, followed by dependents demanding fedzilla feed them, followed by the oligarchs withdrawing to their citadels, then full blown mayhem, starvation and disease takes over. Eventually the false messiah comes forth to restore peace and pacify the survivors (most of whm have the guns, ammo, and food stores that have sustained them during the murderous mayhem), using the MRAPs placed around the country and the stored small arms rounds for the pacifiers to use on any who resist the new world order rising.

5 posted on 01/21/2014 2:12:07 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MrB

Thanks, but I don’t do silver.

6 posted on 01/21/2014 2:12:54 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

My view? Study Argentina to see where the USA is going.

Look at their various ups and downs and changes in government since collectivism and progressivism took hold of that country. All the issues their citizens face with crime, wealth confiscation, pandering socialist politicians, their permanent underclass, corruption and their continuous financial crisis - will be seen much more here. They are unavoidable when socialists/progressives take control of a country.

And I’m actually being positive - after all, Argentina is still far better than Zimbabwe....

7 posted on 01/21/2014 2:14:44 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Kartographer

Might be time for a FR poll: which happens economic collapse or a nuclear attack from Russia? Place your bets, ladies and gentlemen.

8 posted on 01/21/2014 2:15:55 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the
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To: PGR88

Argentina’s Financial Collapse — Documentary — FULL MOVIE

11 posted on 01/21/2014 2:19:50 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

13 posted on 01/21/2014 2:24:01 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: Kartographer

For such a time as this . . .

15 posted on 01/21/2014 2:26:03 PM PST by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: PGR88
Not a good analogy. Argentina was small potatoes compared to the US and our economic influence around the world. Add to the mix the size of the democrip generated dependency classes and you have a whole difference environment. The collapse is coming, and soon, but it will be so much worse than anything people are imagining.

The economy of the US has reach such a heavy debt load that the oligarchs know their only way to remain in control is to collapse our world so they can finance the rebuilding.

If the oligarchs wait until republicants have complete control again, it is a fair bet that America will suddenly halt the federal reserve banking scam and adopt a federal government system which leaves the banking bastards holding their promissory notes scrambling to get enough influence in Putin's Russia and ailing China to gin up a ground war here in North America.

16 posted on 01/21/2014 2:28:13 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: F15Eagle

Using little barry bastard boy’s count of states, it becomes 23/57 ...

17 posted on 01/21/2014 2:31:16 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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>>23 / 50 = .46<<

23 / 57 = .403

F15, do your humormath! I got it first try!


19 posted on 01/21/2014 2:33:03 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: Maudeen
That is more than likely, but none but the Father knows.

Until then:

"A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it. NIV Proverbs 22:3

"In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has. Proverbs 21:20

"But if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he has denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever." 1 Timothy 5:8

20 posted on 01/21/2014 2:33:57 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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