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Total Collapse Cannot Happen in America!
Email Subscription From Dr. Boys | June 30, 2012 | Don Boys, Ph.D.

Posted on 06/30/2012 8:17:06 PM PDT by John Leland 1789

“Total collapse can’t happen in America because I don’t want it to. Plus, it has never happened before so it can’t happen. I feel warm and fuzzy about our future.” That is called, the “normalcy bias” and will end up killing many Americans when financial depression and inflation take control.

When hyperinflation smacked Germany in the 1920s, Germans carried a bag full of German marks to purchase a loaf of bread. One family took a wheel barrow full of money to the grocery store for their weekly supplies but could not get the wheel barrow through the door. Leaving the wheel barrow full of money at the door, they went into the store to get bags and discovered upon their return, that their wheel barrow had been stolen and the money dumped on the sidewalk! Prices doubled every two days!

By 1923, the highest German banknote denomination was one hundred trillion marks! The German mark was so worthless, they were literally used for wallpaper, and housewives fed banknotes into their stoves because the banknotes burned longer and were less expensive than firewood!

When inflation was at its peak, it took 4 trillion German marks to purchase one U.S. dollar! One of the printing companies submitted a bill of 33 quintillion marks to the German Reich bank for their printing of the German marks!

In 1946, the Hungarian National Bank issued a bank note for 100 quintillion and in July, prices doubled every 15 hours! In 2008, Zimbabwe prices doubled every five days.

Are Americans and Canadians ready for recession, rationing, rebellion, rage, riots, and rampage? We will experience a time of reckoning and reaping what we have sown. Deflation, stagnation, and inflation will probably ravage the world.

This never-before-seen disaster will bring America to her knees which might be exactly what God has planned for us. When the television is turned off, God will get our attention.

No one wants to believe America and the world are on a toboggan slide to destruction where lives will be irrevocably changed forever but I believe it is coming. I do not believe “America’s best days are ahead of us.” The chaos taking place in Greece (bank runs, anarchy, and joblessness), Cyprus, Italy, and Spain will be replayed in America. It’s a fact that “The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain” and it is equally true that “The gain in Spain goes mainly down the drain.” That is obviously happening in the US today.

Few Americans will agree with me since a total financial collapse in America has never happened before. After all, this is America! We always come out on top. We are a special nation in God’s eyes. No worry. Be happy. Turn the television on and hand me a drink.

That attitude is called; “the normalcy bias” and it can kill.

The normalcy bias refers to a mental attitude people have when facing a disaster. It causes people to refuse to admit the evident facts they are facing. Because it has never happened here, it is not going to happen. It makes people close their eyes to approaching disaster and the tragic results. They always take hope in any small possible idea of making it less dangerous and less likely for a disaster to happen. They deceive themselves into an almost euphoric state. Their eyes and minds are closed to any possible danger. Like the ostrich with its head in the sand (not in real life), it becomes more exposed to danger. The progressive steps are deceit, defiance, disaster, and destruction.

This kind of thinking (or non-thinking) has been seen in many disasters when people were ordered to evacuate their homes but refused to do so knowing they were in the path of a storm or fire. In fact, studies reveal that 70% of people call others before deciding to leave the place of danger!

The normalcy bias was obvious in Nazi Germany where the Jews knew that their Jewish friends and neighbors were taken away during the night and never heard from again. They had heard about the concentration camps, but the most civilized, even “Christian” nation in Europe, could not stoop to commit such atrocities on innocent people. About 100,000 Jews left Germany by 1935 but about half a million remained. The atrocities continued to accelerate until it was too late. It was impossible, but it happened.

I am convinced chaos is ahead: riots, race wars, no gas deliveries, no food in the grocery stores (as someone said, “Americans are 15 meals from killing for food.”), utilities available a few hours each day, martial law and suspension of civil rights, mass arrests, gang control of many cities, neighbor fighting neighbor, closed highways, etc.

When governments fail along with the economy, authority disappears and the void is filled with anger, apathy, and anarchy. Get prepared for disaster ahead as much as possible: pay off your bills, put aside some food and water, medicines, tools, and plant a garden. After all when God finished creating the universe, the world, all animals, and man–He planted a garden (Gen.:8)! If God planted a garden, don’t you think we should follow His example?

I can almost hear the run-away “train” coming down the track. Get out of the way!

Pass it on if you agree!

Copyright 2012, Don Boys, Ph.D.

(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives, author of 14 books, frequent guest on television and radio talk shows, and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. Three years ago, the second edition of ISLAM: America's Trojan Horse! was published, and his new eBook, The God Haters is available for $9.99 from www.thegodhaters.com. These columns go to newspapers, magazines, television, and radio stations. His other web sites are www.cstnews.com and www.Muslimfact.com. Contact Don for an interview or talk show.)


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1 posted on 06/30/2012 8:17:11 PM PDT by John Leland 1789
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To: John Leland 1789
“Americans are 15 meals from killing for food.”

That's on a good day.

2 posted on 06/30/2012 8:23:25 PM PDT by BipolarBob (I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not so sure.)
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To: John Leland 1789; bramps
The means by which Obama and his regulators and czars will bring about the ‘controlled collapse’ are becoming evident now. Americans will be breathless at how fast these anti-American devils will be able to collapse this nations economy. And the exclamation point will be the food crisis created by an array of regulator moves and weather cooperation and martial law to fill the city streets with military ‘the peace keepers’ being trained right this very day in places like St Louis.
3 posted on 06/30/2012 8:26:19 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: BipolarBob

Watch for the stoppage of trucking, especialy trucking to food outlets like Wally world and the major grocery chains. The czars and regulators can halt truck traqffic overnight even with gas and diesel at $2.25 a gallon. When you see the trucks stop rolling for food deliveries, fill your emergency water contianers, because when the coal is halted too, even the water pumps and purification plants will cease to function. Power companies cannot and will not operate as welfare utilities.


4 posted on 06/30/2012 8:29:55 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: John Leland 1789

$1-1.6 trillion deficit now. Wait til OBamacare fully kicks in and and baby boomers start retiring. Its going to go up to $2 trillion per year. Then bring in universal health care, because the obamacare is going to cause private industry to collapse (too many demand, not enough supply, price set below market value). America can not survive on $3 trillion deficit a year


5 posted on 06/30/2012 8:39:05 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Kartographer; blam

For your edification, fellas...


6 posted on 06/30/2012 8:45:44 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: John Leland 1789
his education at Tennessee Temple College, Immanuel College and Heritage Baptist University where he earned his Ph.D.

I'm betting a cook can do numerical solutions of partial differentials faster than this guy.

Granted, I'm weak on my Greek, and my grandfather berated mom for it. But I've got the Latin and Hebrew.

And the math.

And the engineering.

I despise preachermen that hide behind fake PhDs. On the other hand, the best one I ever knew was a former spooky kind of guy that had a crypto background and a BA.

/johnny

7 posted on 06/30/2012 8:50:58 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: John Leland 1789
“Total collapse cannot happen in Rome . . . because I don't want it to‼” How can you hate “logic” like that . . .
8 posted on 06/30/2012 8:56:59 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: John Leland 1789; blam
"Strange...everything was fine just a minute ago..."


9 posted on 06/30/2012 9:00:26 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: John Leland 1789

If we keep electing Obozos, collapse can certainly happen.


10 posted on 06/30/2012 9:06:38 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The First Bystander must be removed!)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
If we keep electing Obozos, collapse can certainly happen.

Is there an non-bozo, O or otherwise on the ballot?

11 posted on 06/30/2012 9:13:40 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1257 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: MHGinTN

It’s not only trucking. The feds have put a stranglhold on energy production and distribution. They would have to use the military to bring energy distribution completely under their control, and as of late, I wouldn’t put it past them. I’m talking south american style nationalization. if you control energy, you control the country.


12 posted on 06/30/2012 9:14:33 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: John Leland 1789

well instead of making money yelling the sky is falling the man should do something to prevent it


13 posted on 06/30/2012 9:15:57 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: John Leland 1789

It always cracks me up that these doom and gloom prophets end 0th advising you to pay off your bills. Lol. Why? borrow as much as you can, invest in hard assets, and pay them off with hyphenated dollars.

Or buy bullets and beans ...
And ignore your debt. In ther world prophesized you ares going to give a damn about your credit rating or bill collectors!

Talk about normalcy bias.


14 posted on 06/30/2012 9:15:57 PM PDT by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: John Leland 1789

It always cracks me up that these doom and gloom prophets end 0th advising you to pay off your bills. Lol. Why? borrow as much as you can, invest in hard assets, and pay them off with hyphenated dollars.

Or buy bullets and beans ...
And ignore your debt. In ther world prophesized you ares going to give a damn about your credit rating or bill collectors!

Talk about normalcy bias.


15 posted on 06/30/2012 9:16:17 PM PDT by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: factoryrat

well do something


16 posted on 06/30/2012 9:17:03 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: John Leland 1789
I have a sister-in-law and her husband who live in the glow of liberalism and normalcy bias. They live on the coast and have nothing in case of a hurricane. They are sure they are just fine. They also believe there is no God.

I, however, see the US as toast and the toast gets darker and darker, week by week. I am prepared for whatever happens and I pray to God for deliverance through these times.

17 posted on 06/30/2012 9:23:50 PM PDT by Marcella (God wouldn't vote for Romney so I won't, either.)
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To: John Leland 1789

This site has a ton of the “cant happen here crowd.” They always show up when something big is happening or when someone is outlining future scenarios where it doesn’t end with America sitting under a rainbow with flower petals falling from the sky. They love to ignore the truth and ridicule those who speak it.


18 posted on 06/30/2012 9:29:37 PM PDT by eak3
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To: factoryrat

The first major step to federal controls on energy is the failure of the free market (read private industry) to provide the basic necssities. That is the primary job of gevernment regulators run amok as are being positioned by the current fascist in power. Fedzilla moves in whe ‘the sheeple beg for order, beg for controls, beg for re-establishment of ‘essential services’. To get We The People to that point is what we will witness over the next several months. And if little barry bastard commie boy is re-elected through the Soros cheating schemes and stupid voters who want to prevent/withhold a ‘mandate’ landslide from Rominy —thus creating the exact ‘close vote atmosphere in which democrat cheating ALWAYS happens— I am merely suggesting there are signposts which alert the warry to do what they must to survive under extreme conditions. I am prepared to fill my reserve water containers when I see the threat to the electric grid. It will be slower than the trucking stoppage. The trucks will be halted under the guise of terrorist attacks or ‘nukes in trucks criss-crossing Amerika’. We amy even be alerted early by a few emolations of tanker trucks, as terrorists’ acts don’tchaknow.


19 posted on 06/30/2012 9:37:20 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Travis McGee
Everything is fine...

It's different this time.

How many new IRS agents will Obama hire to enforce ObamaCare taxes?

20 posted on 06/30/2012 9:43:59 PM PDT by blam
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To: yldstrk

I did, but apparently voting doesn’t work. Of course, there’s that other thing, but that would be rather drastic.


21 posted on 06/30/2012 9:56:59 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Marcella

For those of you learning gardening i just found the most amazing video. its called back to eden. its a man of God who had a epiphany of sorts. if you are planning to garden and want Jesus to take the wheel, look this video up. God bless and good night.


22 posted on 06/30/2012 10:05:36 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Marcella

For those of you learning gardening i just found the most amazing video. its called back to eden. its a man of God who had a epiphany of sorts. if you are planning to garden and want Jesus to take the wheel, look this video up. God bless and good night.


23 posted on 06/30/2012 10:06:14 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Marcella
I have a sister-in-law and her husband who live in the glow of liberalism and normalcy bias. They live on the coast and have nothing in case of a hurricane.

My BIL and his NEA (socialist) wife think I'm pretty much a wing nut. They shop for groceries on Sunday....and buy just enough to get them through to....the next Sunday. She actually gets mad if he buys ahead on anything.

Anytime I want to push her button, I make a small, mildly critical remark about the government. Or if I really want to get her fired up, I bring up public schools and how our homeschooled daughter went to private college on scholarship at 16 and ran rings around the products of public school. It's really quite comical.

They refuse to even consider the possibility of a severe enough economic "downturn" to beget violence in the streets. Fortunately they live several states away, so they'll be on their own when things get worse.

24 posted on 06/30/2012 10:06:47 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!


25 posted on 06/30/2012 10:26:02 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: The_Media_never_lie

“If we keep electing Obozos, collapse can certainly happen.”

If we keep electing Obozos, collapse will certainly happen.

There, fixed it.


26 posted on 06/30/2012 10:39:50 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: Marcella
That kind of smugness gets cured by reality.

If you can't do the math, or forge the metal, or make or find the food... You die.

That's pretty simple. Life has always been that way.

/johnny

27 posted on 06/30/2012 10:41:02 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: eak3
Amazing how many people think that the sky can't fall. But if you look at the history of man it's basically about all the 'sky falling' events we've had. Of course some were bigger, more devastating and left bigger scars than others. The truth is the sky does fall at time

Sometimes just a little of it falls.

And somtimes the whole damned thing falls down on you.

28 posted on 06/30/2012 10:47:01 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

This happening all over the world Greece, Spain, Italy almost all of Europe. How many countries can Germany prop-up before they too are swamped? Britain and France are already so weak that the Islamist they have allowed to ‘invade’ them will most likely over run them when the time comes.

Here at home we find that the corner three card Monte dealer is more honest than most of the ‘Too Big to Fail’ banks and investment houses. And face it the Monte dealer who ‘scams’ a few hundred is a thousand times more likely to go to jail that the ‘banksters’ that are stealing millions.

If anyone doesn’t believe this is true then watch the big LIBOR scandal unfolding and see if anyone goes to jail. No one they will just fine them and even then the fine won’t equal a pittance compared to what these banks made.

The game is so rigged now that the fraudsters don’t even know how its going to play out. We are headed for some bad times, which is one of the reasons I’ve been sounding the alarm. Its time that you either prepare to stand on your own beholden to no one or accept that you will be a ‘serf’ dependent on others to provide your basic needs.

Check out Ferfal’s blog and Selco’s blog despite what so many think it is NOT impossible for a modern country to quickly fall into chaos! It’s happen before and it is happening now.

As for me I don’t want to be beholden to anyone for providing what is needed for me and mine. I certainly don’t want to have to kiss some ‘gubberment’ third class bureaucratic to try and coax some help from them, I don’t want some ‘jack booted’ thug herding me in line and telling me where to stand, sit, eat or sleep. And last but not least I don’t want to be shut up with a bunch of ‘zombies’ and have to worry about not only trying to get basic necessities but having to fight to keep what I manage to get.

Some seem to think that prepping is foolish, so I ask you what’s easier telling your children and loved ones why you prepared or explaining to them why you didn’t?

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

But then someone has to stand on the bridge waiting for FEMA to bring them a bottle of water, an MRE and a warm blanket so as to provide the Network Anchors their background ‘Money Shot’. I wonder how that will workout for them?

I am not saying that things will turn Mad Max/Book of Eli, (With the possible exception of a brief time in a few of the larger big blue cities) but things could easily breakdown for 30 to 60 days during which basic supplies, goods and services stop, banking stops (No checks No Credit Cards, No Debit Cards so on...) now how many people do you think are ready for such?

And between those not ready and those who have always had the ‘gubberment’ hand them everything what do you think the reaction will be?

Their reaction I think can be summed up in one of my favorite quotes:

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. ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’: The Siege of AR-558 (#7.8)” (1998)

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://tomeaker.com/kart/Preparedness1j.pdf

NOTE! THIS IS A FREE DOWNLOAD. I DO NOT MAKE ONE CENT OFF MY PREPAREDNESS MANUAL!

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.

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

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

Lastly this for the doubters and the scoffers.

“There is no greater disaster than to underestimate danger.

Underestimation can be fatal.”


29 posted on 06/30/2012 10:51:38 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

What do you say to family members who completely agree with you about the state of the country and the state of the world, and yet when you suggest they prep, their answer is, “I don’t want to live through that.” ??? This is my situation.


30 posted on 06/30/2012 11:07:50 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: ponygirl

Do they have a location suitable to prepping? I know a serious prepper guy, but he’s seriously deluded in the belief that he could hold on to his stuff if it really hit the fan. Despite thinking he’s Rambo, he lives in the middle of a suburban neighborhood, and will never be more than just one Molotov cocktail away from losing everything.


31 posted on 06/30/2012 11:25:55 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: ponygirl

Prep as much as you can. Find some like minded friends who prep and work with them.


32 posted on 06/30/2012 11:27:56 PM PDT by Redcitizen (New Mexico, home of the green chili & the A-bomb. Coincidence? I think not.)
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To: John Leland 1789

Not to throw cold water on this thread, but what happens if the entire world defaults on its debt? Is it total anarchy? Or does life go on with lots of people, banks and companies wiped out? Does everything start from zero or do politicians continue on their merry way, as if nothing happened?

Me, I’ll keep prepping and trying to convince family members of the need to prepare.


33 posted on 07/01/2012 1:02:50 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: ponygirl
What do you say to family members who completely agree with you about the state of the country and the state of the world, and yet when you suggest they prep, their answer is, “I don’t want to live through that.” ??? This is my situation.

I'll field this question...

First, suppose that the nation is headed for disaster, but that it is destined to recover 12-18 months later? Do they then wish to die rather than face 12-18 months of inconvenience? If their answer is "yes" then I suggest you just write them off.

Also, what if tough times come, but it only requires a few months to adapt to the new reality? Doesn't it make infinitely more sense to simply prepare for that period of acclimatization than to eat a bullet?

Too many amongst us are just spoiled, unthinking children. The gene pool probably wouldn't be harmed too drastically should they decide not to prepare.

34 posted on 07/01/2012 1:22:32 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: Travis McGee
Get ready for a bumpy ride:


35 posted on 07/01/2012 1:34:53 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Donnafrflorida

I’m near Houston. got an early start on my garden this year. Had everything planted by March 7th. Got a good crop of tomatoes, cucumbers, purple hull peas, squash, green beans and okra. The heat killed everything but the okra. Pulled up all the dead plants yesterday.

Gardening around here last 3 months max with about 3 weeks of harvesting.


36 posted on 07/01/2012 2:14:40 AM PDT by Terry Mross ( To all my kin: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Good points. People like this PhD fellow are part of the problem.

Screwed up money is a trailing effect, and just one measure, of a long period of dysfunction and collective stupidity.

It took mankind about 400 years to go from the development of the calculus to putting a man on the moon. It has taken less than 40 years to go from that crowning achievement of mankind to the edge of a New Dark Age.

In every sector of our economy and society, our organizations, businesses, industries, markets, governments, religions, politics, and anything else that needs leadership, are being run by the mind-numbingly stupid and willfully ignorant. What could possibly go wrong?

37 posted on 07/01/2012 2:42:54 AM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: blam
How many new IRS agents will Obama hire to enforce ObamaCare taxes?

Now you've done it , I'm scared sounds worst that the hurricanes ,tornadoes and the floods I've lived though

38 posted on 07/01/2012 4:49:04 AM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: Jack Black

“It always cracks me up that these doom and gloom prophets end 0th advising you to pay off your bills. Lol. Why? borrow as much as you can, invest in hard assets, and pay them off with hyphenated dollars.

Or buy bullets and beans ...
And ignore your debt. In ther world prophesized you ares going to give a damn about your credit rating or bill collectors!”

I agree. Who’s going to be bill collecting after the collapse? Who’s going to be repossessing houses and vehicles? I’ve always thought that if I saw imminent signs of collapse I would go charge every one of my credit cards to the max at any gun store and grocery store I could get in to. I realize that’s fantasy land thinking because every one will be trying to do the same thing.


39 posted on 07/01/2012 4:57:46 AM PDT by suthener
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To: John Leland 1789; lightman; SF_Redux

Even though I’ve been 100% debt-free for the past 23yrs, I don’t understand this on aspect of prepping advice:

“... pay off your bills...”

If the world/US economies collapse, what the heck does that matter? Are credit reports, bill collectors etc even a consideration if anarchy and chaos are rampant? Just asking.


40 posted on 07/01/2012 5:34:00 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: carriage_hill

I wondered the same thing.


41 posted on 07/01/2012 5:37:52 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater

I’ve read it in scores of places, but it never made sense.

on = one.


42 posted on 07/01/2012 6:07:08 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: carriage_hill

I won’t pay a darn thing of major finance dealings


43 posted on 07/01/2012 6:51:38 AM PDT by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: Terry Mross

Look up back to eden gardening method. Amazing. there is a you tube video on this. cant believe it took a year to come across this.


44 posted on 07/01/2012 6:52:04 AM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Old Sarge

This myth is up there with the likes of...
Pearl Harbor is the impenetrable Gibraltar of the Pacific!
One American can beat ten Japanese soldiers!
America always wins her wars! (forgetting the War of 1812).
FDR saved America from the Great Depression.


45 posted on 07/01/2012 7:30:15 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: John Leland 1789

Big September Surprise - It’s just around the corner.


46 posted on 07/01/2012 7:39:11 AM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: carriage_hill

I believe that the only reason we don’t have a full blown revolution going on right now is that people are more concerned with their credit rating than their freedom. We need leadership in this country and we have none.


47 posted on 07/01/2012 7:55:50 AM PDT by Jay Redhawk
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To: BipolarBob
“Americans are 15 meals from killing for food.” That's on a good day.

Agreed. I've seen many homes with less than that. Many people today order out and have no clue how to turn their stoves on and a fridge is for chilling beer and water bottles.

48 posted on 07/01/2012 9:18:52 AM PDT by bgill
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To: null and void
Is there an non-bozo, O or otherwise on the ballot?

Not that I can find.

49 posted on 07/01/2012 9:24:40 AM PDT by bgill
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To: JRandomFreeper; ChildOfThe60s
My grandparents did not have power. When I was a young child, we would visit at Christmas every year. They grew their own food and canned it to have in the winter. They had cows for milk and chickens and cattle for meat as well as squirrels. A spring kept the milk and other food cold.
They had a wood stove for cooking and a pot bellied wood stove in the living room for warmth.

That was prepping because there was no other way to live. The country went from that to what we have now, seeing preppers as nut cases. I remember those grandparent houses but most people today never lived that way so they can't relate to it.

I can't depend on our infrastructure to keep working as it is so intertwined that if one sector fails, it will all fail. The grandparents depended on themselves and I have gone back to that thinking. I can take care of myself and a few family members if the supply lines fail.

Days without power due to hurricanes have proved to me that I can live well without power companies and water companies and gas companies and closed stores, including drug stores.

Most other people don't prepare, thinking it will be fine - that is their choice.

50 posted on 07/01/2012 9:45:52 AM PDT by Marcella (God wouldn't vote for Romney so I won't, either.)
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