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Prepare for riots in euro collapse, Foreign Office warns
The Telegraph ^ | 27 Nov 2011 | James Kirkup

Posted on 11/26/2011 6:08:42 PM PST by mandaladon

British embassies in the eurozone have been told to draw up plans to help British expats through the collapse of the single currency, amid new fears for Italy and Spain. As the Italian government struggled to borrow and Spain considered seeking an international bail-out, British ministers privately warned that the break-up of the euro, once almost unthinkable, is now increasingly plausible.

Diplomats are preparing to help Britons abroad through a banking collapse and even riots arising from the debt crisis.

The Treasury confirmed earlier this month that contingency planning for a collapse is now under way.

A senior minister has now revealed the extent of the Government’s concern, saying that Britain is now planning on the basis that a euro collapse is now just a matter of time.

“It’s in our interests that they keep playing for time because that gives us more time to prepare,” the minister told the Daily Telegraph. Recent Foreign and Commonwealth Office instructions to embassies and consulates request contingency planning for extreme scenarios including rioting and social unrest.

Greece has seen several outbreaks of civil disorder as its government struggles with its huge debts. British officials think similar scenes cannot be ruled out in other nations if the euro collapses.

Diplomats have also been told to prepare to help tens of thousands of British citizens in eurozone countries with the consequences of a financial collapse that would leave them unable to access bank accounts or even withdraw cash.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: currencywar; economy; eu; euro; europe; europeanunion; inflation; qe; soundasapound; stimulus; uk; unitedkingdom
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I wonder if the same could happen in the US
1 posted on 11/26/2011 6:08:43 PM PST by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

If it were to happen in the US, our government would have no contingency plans in place. However, fear not! Ray Nagin would be put in charge of disaster recovery — after all: he’s black.


2 posted on 11/26/2011 6:11:51 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Roll the stone away, Let the guilty pay, It's Independence Day)
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To: mandaladon

Not only could, would.


3 posted on 11/26/2011 6:11:52 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: mandaladon

The wonderful world of EUrtopia


4 posted on 11/26/2011 6:13:24 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: mandaladon

My older brother lives/works in Germany.I’ve warned him not to stay too long if the situation starts to deteriorate.


5 posted on 11/26/2011 6:13:53 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Kartographer

I thought this was just a hobby ping


6 posted on 11/26/2011 6:15:47 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: mandaladon

China will fall like a house of cards. This is wild!


7 posted on 11/26/2011 6:16:44 PM PST by Rooivalk
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To: driftdiver

Survivalism used to be a hobby, it might become a necessity


8 posted on 11/26/2011 6:16:44 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: driftdiver

Survivalism used to be a hobby, it WILL become a necessity


9 posted on 11/26/2011 6:17:02 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Survivalism used to be a hobby, it WILL become a necessity.


For certain.


10 posted on 11/26/2011 6:19:40 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: GeronL

AmeriTopia next.


11 posted on 11/26/2011 6:20:30 PM PST by Track9
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To: mandaladon

Gold? Silver? Or is it too late to invest in them?
Will gold and silver not even be worth it to purchase since you can’t “eat” it.

What to do, what to doooooo!!!???!!!


12 posted on 11/26/2011 6:21:27 PM PST by CapnJack
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To: mandaladon

We’re in worse shape than Europe. There’s way too little manufacturing for sustainable revenues to pay government debt here. Our USA and nearly all of its local governments are heading for the inevitable end of this default process and repudiation.

When attention turns to the realities of our own debt, further bloated by too much money from foreigners stuffed into our essentially worthless bonds, the dollar will drop like a rock.


13 posted on 11/26/2011 6:27:29 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the world.)
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To: mandaladon

with obama as pres, probably, that is his goal to bring us to our knees.


14 posted on 11/26/2011 6:29:17 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: Spktyr; mandaladon
"Not only could, would."

Not only could, would will.

Although if we count the Acorn mob attacks that are already being practiced throughout the country:
Not only could, would will are.

15 posted on 11/26/2011 6:29:57 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: CapnJack
"What to do, what to doooooo!!!???!!! "

Buy and store food.

16 posted on 11/26/2011 6:31:33 PM PST by blam
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To: mandaladon

Watch the fun. If debt is stated in Euros, people and countries will be free to negotiate repayment terms in successor currencies. Owe you 100,000 Euros, well I’ll give you 5,000 DM to pay it off or you get nothing. It will be unbelievable when it happens.


17 posted on 11/26/2011 6:31:41 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: mandaladon

Everywhere, unfortunately.


18 posted on 11/26/2011 6:31:41 PM PST by Jonty30 (If a person won't learn under the best of times, than he must learn under the worst of times.)
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To: mandaladon

Some quotes from the words of George Washington:

“Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of European ambition, rivalship, interest, humor or caprice?”

“Nothing is more essential, than that permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular Nations, and passionate attachments for others, should be excluded...The Nation, which indulges towards another an habitual hatred, or an habitual fondness, is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest.”


19 posted on 11/26/2011 6:32:05 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the world.)
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To: CapnJack

Gold? Silver? Or is it too late to invest in them? Will gold and silver not even be worth it to purchase since you can’t “eat” it.
You just reminded me of Ezekiel 7:19.
20 posted on 11/26/2011 6:34:44 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: mandaladon

Americans are different (most anyway) we don’t like to use the toilet in our living room.

Only Socialist/commie/fascist like that.

The anarchist can’t wait to destroy Europe. Holding molatov cocktail making parties as we type.


21 posted on 11/26/2011 6:35:17 PM PST by marty60
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To: CapnJack

But you can trade it for something you can eat.


22 posted on 11/26/2011 6:35:59 PM PST by BooBoo1000 ("Think for yourself")
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To: Olog-hai

“Ezekiel 7:19”

So I guess “no” is the answer.

Well then, better look into long term food storage and weapons/ammo.


23 posted on 11/26/2011 6:40:12 PM PST by CapnJack
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To: SuperLuminal

24 posted on 11/26/2011 6:40:32 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: BooBoo1000

” But you can trade it for something you can eat. “

Well.... Maybe...

I’m thinking that my pound of coffee might go for a few pounds of seed potatoes or a gallon of gasoline or kerosine in preference to some non-edible, non-consumable commodity....


25 posted on 11/26/2011 6:44:12 PM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

I remember when Eurotrash looked down on us....


26 posted on 11/26/2011 6:46:14 PM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: CapnJack

Word is during WWII, Japanese citizens hoarded gold etc just in case. The time came, and while many had precious metals there was nothing to buy.

Gold etc is for holding value through crisis, and for taking opportunity should it arise.

What you’re looking for is lead, brass and copper.


27 posted on 11/26/2011 6:51:47 PM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: ctdonath2

Gold may be useful for buying passage or paying bribes.


28 posted on 11/26/2011 7:03:56 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: mandaladon

http://www.archive.org/details/SecretSocietiesAtWarTheWarWillSoonBeOver.BenjaminFulford


29 posted on 11/26/2011 7:06:15 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: ctdonath2

My wife and I just spent 3 days organizing our basement and garage. Our basement now has three rooms. The main room, the wife’s stained glass studio, and my SHTF room.

The SHTF room contains 100 lbs of par-broiled rice, 468 quarts of canned goods like salsa, tomatoes, pork, and vegetables, 4 buckets of rice (50 lbs each), 1 bucket or flour, one bucket of sugar, and a fifty cal ammo can of 223, 2 each of .45 ACP, 2 each of .44 Rem Mag, 1 of .357 Mag, 1 of .30-06 springfield, and 1 of something else I can’t remember.

I love that room.

I just stand in the doorway and look at it.

And now I am adding containers of water.]

It’s awesome.


30 posted on 11/26/2011 7:10:18 PM PST by american_ranger
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To: american_ranger

Joy!


31 posted on 11/26/2011 7:14:00 PM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: mandaladon

IMO the Euro was just an attempt by the Europeans to displace and harm the dollar, It almost worked.

Now if we could just stop printing money that is worthless,and get rid of the Obama administration that helped make it worthless,perhaps it would make a comeback.


32 posted on 11/26/2011 7:16:00 PM PST by Venturer
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To: mandaladon

I am going to make a fortune shorting the Euro and going long on Confederate dollars.


33 posted on 11/26/2011 7:17:25 PM PST by Random Access
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To: mandaladon

I wonder what countries can revert back to their old currency.
I left Slovakia in Jan. 09, and they had just that week gone
on the Euro.
I presume they still have a stock of Slovak Krounas.
Fortunately, I have less then 25 Euros left in my Slovak bank account.


34 posted on 11/26/2011 7:18:49 PM PST by AlexW
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To: american_ranger

Awesome, but you need way more flour for breadstuffs, and a lot of beans to go with that rice to form complete proteins.


35 posted on 11/26/2011 7:19:12 PM PST by caper gal 1
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To: mandaladon; blam; dennisw; TigerLikesRooster
Could? It must. It's simple math. The exponent always wins in the end.
36 posted on 11/26/2011 7:21:59 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: mandaladon

The riots will last as long as there is still stuff for the rioters to loot. After that, all the rioting in the world won’t get the animals free stuff from the government any more. Then they’ll have to go home and try to figure out what to do next. The end.


37 posted on 11/26/2011 7:22:20 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: ctdonath2; driftdiver

Gold is a store of wealth across the times of troubles. It’s also “flight capital.”

As in, can you load more value in canned food, crates of ammo, or gold-— in a Cessna?


38 posted on 11/26/2011 7:24:25 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Lancey Howard
Then they’ll have to go home and try to figure out what to do next.

Then they'll go housee to housee, looking for food.

And after the last grain of rice is gleaned, the last dog and cat and squirrel and rat is potted, they'll be looking for people to eat.

39 posted on 11/26/2011 7:27:04 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

The socialist (ie., Democrat) politicians use other people’s money to buy votes. Sooner or later they run out of other people’s money. Later has been put off with smoke and mirrors for about as long as possible. The people who have spent their lives trading their votes for free stuff are about to get cut loose on society at large. Personally, I am well armed and a real good shot. The countdown to genuine economic depresssion is on.


40 posted on 11/26/2011 7:30:13 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Travis McGee

Food, ammo, THEN gold. It has it’s place; seems most people discussing it take the simplistic view of acquiring only one, not all.

If you have a Cessna, I assume you’ve got the rest figured out.


41 posted on 11/26/2011 7:32:30 PM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: american_ranger

You need some sauerkraut....it lasts forever, and has good nutrient value...plus, it’s cheap....or it was.


42 posted on 11/26/2011 7:33:20 PM PST by goodnesswins (Being Thankful I was born in the great U S of A!)
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To: ctdonath2
Absolutely. But putting all of your assets into the form of stacks and stacks of canned food and ammo won't help you if the situation changes and you have to flee with what you can carry.

And that tends to happen a lot in turbulent times.

43 posted on 11/26/2011 7:39:51 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Lancey Howard

Yes it is.

And nobody (at least not on FR) will be able to say they were not warned, over and over, to get ready for it.


44 posted on 11/26/2011 7:40:58 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: american_ranger

” It’s awesome. “

It’s a good start, anyway —

Might I suggest adding a store of salt - yes, plain old salt...

Iodized salt for nutrition, and coarse salt for a myriad of uses, such as food preservation....

It’s pretty basic, and it ain’t as sexy as all of the other foodstuffs, but it’s relatively inexpensive to buy, easy to store, and you’re gonna need it....


45 posted on 11/26/2011 7:43:23 PM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: familyop

“Nothing is more essential, than that permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular Nations, and passionate attachments for others, should be excluded...The Nation, which indulges towards another an habitual hatred, or an habitual fondness, is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest.”

Too bad we don’t teach about the founding fathers anymore in our Universities and public schools. We traded them for liberalism’s global Marxism which goes exactly where we were warned not to go!


46 posted on 11/26/2011 7:54:53 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Travis McGee

you are correct. The “could” question was answered in 2008, 2009, 2010, ans 2011 both in the Uited States and Europe. So now it is only a question of when.


47 posted on 11/26/2011 7:56:23 PM PST by sport
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To: PA-RIVER

I guess they are going to find out all about that “free health care” now and why we resisted it for so long. A lot of Americans voted for the current crop of politicans based on the promise they would make America just like Europe and those socialists are crashing us with Europe as fast as they can.

It will be interesting to see the fall out of American banks if the Euro crashes.


48 posted on 11/26/2011 8:02:11 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: blam
"What to do, what to doooooo!!!???!!! "

Buy and store food.

Plant fruit trees - learn what grows wild and is edible in your area...

49 posted on 11/26/2011 8:03:19 PM PST by GOPJ ( Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans.... Will Rogers)
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To: GeronL

Black clouds cover the horizon, the lightening is flashing and there is the distant sound of thunder! The storm flags are going up, who you heed them?

I am very aware that if it’s the great end that there is nothing I can do to stop or change it, but history is full of instances and times when man or nature have caused such a calamity that people have cried out and begged God to end it all.

The bible has many verse such as this:

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

This verse and others are there for a reason and I urge all to take heed of them, because we are clearly on the edge. Everyday there is a new story about the ‘Yutes’ who grow more restless everyday and when you add the fact that because of the economy people are already on edge it won’t take much to set things off.

Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes:

“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Siege of AR-558 (#7.8)” (1998)
Quark: Let me tell you something about Hew-mons, Nephew. They’re a wonderful, friendly people, as long as their bellies are full and their holosuites are working. But take away their creature comforts, deprive them of food, sleep, sonic showers, put their lives in jeopardy over an extended period of time and those same friendly, intelligent, wonderful people... will become as nasty and as violent as the most bloodthirsty Klingon. You don’t believe me? Look at those faces. Look in their eyes.

Today we have ‘yutes’ who roam our streets who are with out morals, without respect for law or life itself. They will look are you with the same ‘doll eyes’ a shark does before he eats you and they will feel no more compassion than the shark does.

That will be the test of many. Most preppers I know are Christian people and they will hesitate to do what they might have to do to stop the ‘yutes’. On the other hand the ‘yutes’ won’t think twice nor lose a minute of sleep, in fact they will smile and laugh about it.

For those who are just starting or are old hands at prepping you may find my Preparedness Manual helpfull. You can download it at:

http://www.tomeaker.com/kart/preparedness1i.pdf

(NOTE THIS DOWNLOAD IS FREE AND I DO NOT MAKE A DIME OFF OF IT. ALSO NOTE THAT THE MANUAL IS CLEARLY MARKED AS NOT BEING FOR SALE. I PUT TOGETHER THIS MANUAL FOR ONLY ONE PURPOSE AND THAT IS TO HELP FELLOW PATRIOTS TO PREPARE THEMSELVES FOR WHAT I BELIEVE IS COMING.)

For those of you who haven’t started already it’s time to prepare almost past time maybe. You needed to be stocking up on food guns, ammo, basic household supplies like soap, papergoods, cleaning supplies, good sturdy clothes including extra socks, underwear and extra shoes and boots, a extra couple changes of oil and filters for your car, tools, things you buy everyday start buying two and put one up.

For a somber, yet realistic look at what SHFT is like read some of Selco’s post:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2798007/posts

If you like to read more about what SHTF in Bosnia was like take a look at this post on Bosnia War Survivor Selco’s Blog at:

http://shtfschool.com/

“There is no greater disaster than to underestimate danger. Underestimation can be fatal.”

As the LDS say “When the emergency is upon us the time for preparedness has past.”


50 posted on 11/26/2011 8:13:05 PM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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