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Be prepared: Wall Street advisor recommends guns, ammo for protection in collapse
http://washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Dec 26, 2013 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 12/26/2013 9:38:44 AM PST by upchuck

A top financial advisor, worried that Obamacare, the NSA spying scandal and spiraling national debt is increasing the chances for a fiscal and social disaster, is recommending that Americans prepare a “bug-out bag” that includes food, a gun and ammo to help them stay alive.

David John Marotta, a Wall Street expert and financial advisor and Forbes contributor, said in a note to investors, “Firearms are the last item on the list, but they are on the list. There are some terrible people in this world. And you are safer when your trusted neighbors have firearms.”

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1 posted on 12/26/2013 9:38:44 AM PST by upchuck
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To: upchuck

Add bottled water to that bag.


2 posted on 12/26/2013 9:41:18 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: upchuck

The fact that this is getting play in the MSM is chilling. They usually go with stories when they’re already stale, so if they’re making this recommendation now, you should’ve started 3-6 months ago.


3 posted on 12/26/2013 9:41:27 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia

Correct. If a publication like the WSJ is saying this, then the fertilizer and the ventilator are about to make contact very, very soon.


4 posted on 12/26/2013 9:43:24 AM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: upchuck

It would be FOOLISH to ignore firearms, as one of many key survival tools. Too bad for those residing in New Jack City, however.


5 posted on 12/26/2013 9:44:08 AM PST by 2harddrive
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To: upchuck
Bug out to where?

I'm with Gabby Johnson -- "I wash born here, an I wash raished here, and dad gum it, I am gonna die here, an no sidewindin' bushwackin', hornswagglin' cracker croaker is gonna rouin me bishen cutter."

/johnny

6 posted on 12/26/2013 9:44:10 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Thanks, Johny, for that authentic frontier gibberish.


7 posted on 12/26/2013 9:45:35 AM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: upchuck
“I, along with many other economists, agree with many of the concerns expressed in these dire warnings. The growing debt and deficit spending is a tax on those holding dollars. The devaluation in the U.S. dollar risks the dollar's status as the reserve currency of the world. Obamacare was the worst legislation in the past 75 years. Socialism is on the rise and the NSA really is abrogating vast portions of the Constitution. I don't disagree with their concerns,” he wrote.

Meanwhile all Ryan, Boehner, McConnell, Peter King, Karl Rove and the rest of them can do is is criticize the Tea Party, Ted Cruz and the Pope.

8 posted on 12/26/2013 9:46:40 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: upchuck

That is what I have been predicting, that down the road there will be a revolt.


9 posted on 12/26/2013 9:47:11 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: upchuck; Kartographer; 444Flyer; Diana in Wisconsin; svcw; Esther Ruth; GiovannaNicoletta; ...

Some sort of preparation sounds like a good idea to me -— I’ve been prepping what little I can.

Proverbs 22:3

King James Version (KJV)

3 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself:
but the simple pass on, and are punished.


10 posted on 12/26/2013 9:47:49 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Yeah, bug out to where? It’s not like all will be well in a few days.


11 posted on 12/26/2013 9:48:32 AM PST by Old Yeller
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To: JRandomFreeper
Bug out to where?

We're stuck in the city. Can't sell the house for what we owe yet, so until we can, we bought property in the country.

Maybe we'll be able to get there, and maybe we won't, but at least it's there and stocked so we don't need to haul a bunch of stuff.

We're white sprinkles in a chocolate city, it won't take much for us to realize that it's time to say goodbye. We believe the cities are where the worst of the problems will be concentrated - the best chance for survival is to get out.
12 posted on 12/26/2013 9:49:26 AM PST by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: upchuck

We should be hun ting down those responsible for getting us in this mess.


13 posted on 12/26/2013 9:49:57 AM PST by Old Yeller
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To: JRandomFreeper

My bug out bag has to include my .44 mag as we have some big roaches here in KY.


14 posted on 12/26/2013 9:50:20 AM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I agree. Bug out to where? Anyone intent on ‘bugging out’ will find themselves with their little bug-out bag of corn chips and extra underwear and a half of tank of gas in their Audi wondering ‘where to?’.

Best to live where you’re already ‘bugged out ‘.


15 posted on 12/26/2013 9:50:53 AM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: chrisser
It would be crazy for me to leave. It sounds like it would be crazy for you to stay. It's going to be very individual.

/johnny

16 posted on 12/26/2013 9:52:31 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: chrisser

Never let your gas tanks get below half a tank. Never! Have a bug out emergency pack already made up. Either in the car trunk or in the closet nearest the exit door. When it is time, don’t hesitate, don’t look back and maybe don’t even take time to lock the doors. If separated, have an agreed upon safe place of rendezvous.


17 posted on 12/26/2013 9:54:28 AM PST by BipolarBob
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To: Old Yeller

We should be hun ting down those responsible for getting us in this mess.

And indeed we will, during and after CW-II.


18 posted on 12/26/2013 9:55:33 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: rarestia
The fact that this is getting play in the MSM is chilling.

Reading further in the article...

(excerpt)

And I tend to agree with Marotta. There won't be a catastrophic melt down. Instead there will likely continue to be a long dollar destroying, wealth destroying tyrannical march towards full government control.

19 posted on 12/26/2013 9:56:25 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: upchuck

A little late, ammo is available but expensive and hard to find in bulk. Primers are available but limited and about 50% more expensive than 18 months ago. Bullets are on back order and pistol powder has just vanished from the market.


20 posted on 12/26/2013 9:56:40 AM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: upchuck
Just curious, why is the source listed as WSJ (Wall Street Journal?)

Also, why does the Washington Examiner (the actual source) writer act as if this financial guy is actually so worried about a collapse he is recommending ammo and guns when he ACTUALLY is only commenting on the bad financial advice of these end of the world videos that sucker people out of money?

His quote: "In this eight part series I am not making light of the concerns of survivalists. But I would like to review eight very specific recommendations from a recent video, all of which are representative of the financial scam techniques which often accompany such advice. Here their first piece of poor financial advice along with my comments:"

You then have to subscribe to get the comments (a scam in itself).

A scam about how others scam peoples fear- brilliant!

I have some very important comments on this guys comments about others comments...just send me $5 and I will share them.

21 posted on 12/26/2013 9:58:29 AM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: Publius

“Correct. If a publication like the WSJ is saying this”

A publication like the WSJ is not saying this.


22 posted on 12/26/2013 9:59:16 AM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: Old Yeller

***Yeah, bug out to where?***

Don’t sweat the issue! Just get in the railroad cars! WE will take care of you. Because you stink, you will be sent to the showers upon arrival.


23 posted on 12/26/2013 10:02:52 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: FreeReign

The decline of Weimar Germany wasn’t anywhere near a calamitous collapse, and 1930s America during the Depression was a precipitous collapse with little civil or social unrest. It takes an enormous social upheaval to cause a collapse that would result in widespread rioting, looting, and debauchery. It never hurts to be prepared for any eventuality.

Look at what happened to Bosnia and Serbia in the 90s. The absolute devastation and depravity in those countries during their civil war was the stuff of nightmares.


24 posted on 12/26/2013 10:02:56 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: upchuck

“Firearms are the last item on the list...”

Wrongo, Jack.


25 posted on 12/26/2013 10:08:36 AM PST by moovova
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To: chrisser

Sounds like you need especial situational awareness.
Just remember, when officials say it’s not time to panic - GET OUT!

Nothing wrong with practice runs either. Multiple routes.


26 posted on 12/26/2013 10:09:22 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Mega Dittos To That!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


27 posted on 12/26/2013 10:09:45 AM PST by bandleader
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To: icwhatudo; admin
Just curious, why is the source listed as WSJ (Wall Street Journal?)

Because I totally screwed up. You are right: the source is the Washington Examiner. I see the source has been fixed.

28 posted on 12/26/2013 10:11:46 AM PST by upchuck (My Internet addiction is so bad... it's alt of ctrl.)
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To: upchuck

It is. I am. And I ain’t going anywhere. Bug out? I’m buggin’ in. Big time.


29 posted on 12/26/2013 10:13:16 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("Gun horror is not a productive emotion, but learned helplessness disguised as moral superiority.")
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To: upchuck

What all need to prepare for is stock & bond market collapse.
When full effect of Obamacare materializes, the middle class will be further squeezed. That will require more borrowing on credit on top of already record high personal debts. Rich are never affected. Poor may get more health services if doctors & hospitals are willing to work for a loss. Best ammo is good ole cash. Best time to buy when blood runs in to the streets as they say


30 posted on 12/26/2013 10:13:45 AM PST by entropy12 (Zero thanks to all who stayed home and helped elect Acorn lawyer Zero.)
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To: F15Eagle
Any timing will be interesting in lieu of Obama and Kerry's attempt to force Israel into some sort of 'deal' next year...and this nation won't get a pass on Gen 12:3.
31 posted on 12/26/2013 10:16:23 AM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: JRandomFreeper

32 posted on 12/26/2013 10:17:13 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Old Yeller
We should be hunting down those responsible for getting us in this mess.

Their time will come. Oh yes.

33 posted on 12/26/2013 10:17:14 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("Gun horror is not a productive emotion, but learned helplessness disguised as moral superiority.")
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To: JRandomFreeper

Pretty much understood it all except for “rouin me bishen cutter.”


34 posted on 12/26/2013 10:19:22 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Miss Muffit suffered from arachnophobia.....)
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To: moovova
Wrongo Jack

No, no, he's right.

Everyone out there should think long and hard, maybe for a few years, about what firearms mean, what kind would be appropriate for you and your purposes, what it says about you and what kind of person it might make you, and whether or not it is an appropriate or even moral step for you to take.

As it happens I got most of that out of the way between my 7th and 8th birthdays. But all the Paul Bedard acolytes better do sum series studyun.

(Especially before hogging up any ammo I might need.)

35 posted on 12/26/2013 10:19:38 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: upchuck

Actually, we need to take our guns to DC.
And to the media.


36 posted on 12/26/2013 10:20:31 AM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: F15Eagle

I recommend Proverbs .223 and .308.


37 posted on 12/26/2013 10:20:53 AM PST by Noumenon (Resistance. Restoration. Retribution.)
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To: Noumenon

Just before Jesus is Crucified:

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+22:36&version=KJV

King James Version (KJV)

36 Then said He unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it,
and likewise his scrip:
and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.


38 posted on 12/26/2013 10:23:20 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


39 posted on 12/26/2013 10:24:09 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: chrisser
"We believe the cities are where the worst of the problems will be concentrated - the best chance for survival is to get out."

Yep, the democrat/progressive/Marxist plantations will be the first to be decimated by lawlessness. Maybe those on the plantation will deal with their democrat owners swiftly and harshly.

40 posted on 12/26/2013 10:24:25 AM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: 444Flyer

If they initiate the error noted in Daniel, no, they will not escape.

But it will be all nations against Israel when Armageddon comes. Boy are they in for a surprise.


41 posted on 12/26/2013 10:24:37 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Lurker

“Rareit!”


42 posted on 12/26/2013 10:25:46 AM PST by Noumenon (Resistance. Restoration. Retribution.)
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To: Kartographer

There’s a Great Storm coming everyone is feeling it and its one of the reason everyone is on edge. Deep down the alarm bells are ring the nerves on on edge and the mind is unsettled.

Its your choice you can prep or you can stand around on a bridge waiting for FEMA to bring you a bottle of water, a MRE, a warm blanket and a kiss for your boo-boo and maybe you can even get your picture as you stand there on the national news.

Any one with half a brain can look around and see for themselves what is happening right before their eyes.

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

One of the things Selco covers in this article is the fact that many will not accept that a breakdown is occurring even as they watch it happening before their eyes. Why don’t they realize it? It’s caused by a condition called ‘Normalcy Bias’ a mental state people enter when facing a disaster.

It causes people to underestimate both the possibility of a disaster occurring and its possible effects. This often results in situations where people fail to adequately prepare for a disaster, and on a larger scale, the failure of governments to include the populace in its disaster preparations. The assumption that is made in the case of the normalcy bias is that since a disaster never has occurred then it never will occur. It also results in the inability of people to cope with a disaster once it occurs. People with a normalcy bias have difficulties reacting to something they have not experienced before. People also tend to interpret warnings in the most optimistic way possible, seizing on any ambiguities to infer a less serious situation.

A good article on ‘Normalcy Bias’ is on our own ChocChipCookies Blog The Survival Mom:

http://thesurvivalmom.com/2010/12/29/normalcy-bias/

You either prepare and stand on your own beholden to no one or you become dependent on others to provide your basic needs and become their ‘serf’. 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 in 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.

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, cash (I myself have been putting up change for the past few years both for the metal content and the fact that using change to make what purchases you can will move you down the the list of possible marks during shtf), 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.”

Again I like to recomend FReeper’s ChocoChipCookie Blog The Survival Mom (Please Blog Police let this one slide!) Where you can get lots of useful information like:

http://thesurvivalmom.com/2011/11/20/8-morale-boosters-for-any-worst-case-scenario/

http://thesurvivalmom.com/2010/02/02/survival-priorities-the-rule-of-three/

And More

Also there is Ferfal’s Blog a survivor of Argentina’s first collapse:

http://ferfal.blogspot.com/

And there is Selco’s Blog a Bosnian War survivor at:

http://shtfschool.com/

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


43 posted on 12/26/2013 10:27:46 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Hot Tabasco
Pretty much understood it all except for “rouin me bishen cutter.”

The consensus is the words 'bishen cutter' mean 'gutter' and Gabby Johnson was just a poor frontier settler, living in the gutter, yet proud of Rock Ridge and ready to fight for it.

44 posted on 12/26/2013 10:28:39 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("Gun horror is not a productive emotion, but learned helplessness disguised as moral superiority.")
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To: JRandomFreeper

What you and Gabby said, Johhny. LOL.

I’m stayin’ put.


45 posted on 12/26/2013 10:29:28 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Harrumph!!


46 posted on 12/26/2013 10:30:30 AM PST by Veggie Todd (I don't always talk to Obama voters, but when I do I ask for Large Fries.)
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To: Old Yeller

As far away from large groups of Holders people as you can get.


47 posted on 12/26/2013 10:31:01 AM PST by Husker24
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To: upchuck
Good afternoon.

It's coming. Be ready.

He's making a list, checking it twice, see who has been naughty and nice, Baraq o Claus is comin' to town.

5.56mm

48 posted on 12/26/2013 10:32:43 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Fightin Whitey

Well darn. Put that way...I agree with you 100%.


49 posted on 12/26/2013 10:34:15 AM PST by moovova
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To: The KG9 Kid
I cannot leave yet. If I get months, I will have a transportation option. If I get years, I will relo.

I am so screwed.

50 posted on 12/26/2013 10:35:00 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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