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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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To: JoeProBono

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kuCAOlQSEA

Sarajevo: A Street Under Siege


51 posted on 12/26/2013 10:35:17 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: M Kehoe

Roger that!


52 posted on 12/26/2013 10:35:25 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: TADSLOS
What you and Gabby said, Johhny. LOL. I’m stayin’ put.

I kinda gotta, right now.

I am so screwed.

53 posted on 12/26/2013 10:36:34 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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To: chrisser

Have you considered renting it out for a bit more than the mortgage payment?


54 posted on 12/26/2013 10:37:54 AM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Lazamataz

Laz, hitting it (the road) is your specialty. You’ll thrive.


55 posted on 12/26/2013 10:38:44 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: upchuck

We live in the country surrounded by neighbors who are armed to the teeth. We are bugging in. Lately I have been lusting after a Stag Arms Model 7 in 6.8 SPC in order to give me more range than 5.56mm.


56 posted on 12/26/2013 10:39:24 AM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Lazamataz

Don’t let Laz fool you guys! When the SHTF he’s ready and looking forward to a good time in Vegas!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPwW7RaPO_g


57 posted on 12/26/2013 10:39:28 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

Doesn’t everyone in Kentucky have a .44 mag.?


58 posted on 12/26/2013 10:41:39 AM PST by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: upchuck
Good luck "bugging out" when TSHTF.

You're much better off keeping out of sight and shooting bugger-outers snooping around your domicile on-sight.

59 posted on 12/26/2013 10:42:08 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Publius

>> If a publication like the WSJ is saying this

Go back to the article (and its headline) and practice your reading-for-meaning skillz.


60 posted on 12/26/2013 10:44:07 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: dangerdoc
A little late, ammo is available but expensive and hard to find in bulk.

I buy ammo in bulk online all the time. In fact I just purchased a 1200 round case of IMI 5.56mm 55gr.

61 posted on 12/26/2013 10:44:45 AM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: null and void
Have you considered renting it out for a bit more than the mortgage payment?

Yes. But the other issue is my career is IT. Not a lot of demand for that in the rural area where our property is.

I've got a line on a job nearby (within an hour) of the rural place to which I've applied. I find a possible job in that area maybe once every 3 months and have yet to get an interview. But if this one were to work out, we'd rent the city property and move to the rural place. Would be somewhat difficult for the first few months, but we'd make that sacrifice.
62 posted on 12/26/2013 10:44:54 AM PST by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: chrisser

When the SHTF, selling your house will be the least of your worries. Survival trumps property values, have an escape plan, or better yet, multiple escape plans.


63 posted on 12/26/2013 10:46:35 AM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: F15Eagle
"...Boy are they in for a surprise."

They have no fear and no reverance for the living God.

64 posted on 12/26/2013 10:48:01 AM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: Kartographer

Link to the full-text Free Republic thread.

65 posted on 12/26/2013 10:51:53 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

That’s a nice round. Today at WalMart was the first time in a year that I’ve see that caliber put in the ammo case - two boxes.


68 posted on 12/26/2013 11:01:37 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: SVTCobra03

How much? I’ve almost pulled the trigger on a case of 308 several times then balked at the price.


69 posted on 12/26/2013 11:05:38 AM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: The KG9 Kid

20 months ago, I bugged out of NYC for Alabama. Its a long story, and I am still having trouble adjusting to the culture shock, but I tell myself that when the SHTF in NYC, I will fully appreciate where I live now.

P.S. The landlord of my really nice 425 dollar a month apartment sent all the tenants big fruit baskets for Christmas! Quite a change from the bloodsuckers in NYC - I was very humbled and grateful...


70 posted on 12/26/2013 11:12:42 AM PST by Refugee From NYC
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To: FreeReign

They will confiscate everyone’s retirement savings which will prolong it a little while.


71 posted on 12/26/2013 11:14:21 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: upchuck

Is this the same man who told us the EU and US economies would collapse prior to this past Thanksgiving? I know there are associated authors at World Daily Net and infowars that bring this collapse theory to their front page blogs every few months. Don’t take me as a skeptic on the warnings, the signs are there but pretty soon these guys will be ignored when the wolf actually shows up.


72 posted on 12/26/2013 11:18:05 AM PST by redleghunter
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To: dangerdoc
I bought all the Q3131 win .556 I'll ever need in late 80's for $179/case and since I reload, my grand kid's grand kids should be fine harvesting fresh meat. I just get sick of eating salmon, moose, and caribou all the time.

We live 200 miles up a dirt road that's open 5-6 months every summer; along the Yukon River. Locals claim the first step will be to burn the wooden bridges on that road to keep the urban hordes out. Me thinks all that talk is quite humorous. Who'd ever want to come way out here, it's minus 48F this morn as I type?

73 posted on 12/26/2013 11:21:16 AM PST by Eska
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To: Veggie Todd

I didn’t get a harrumph out of that guy.


74 posted on 12/26/2013 11:21:40 AM PST by Tula Git (There IS a coup in America and it's on track and almost complete.)
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To: Kartographer

Anyone who believes that we live in a time that a major modern city with educated advanced western civilization can not be brought to its knees and turned into a dog eat dog world take a look at this:

Pictures of Sarajevo 15 years ago and today show how the city has changed

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/9270205/Pictures-of-Sarajevo-15-years-ago-and-today-show-how-the-city-has-changed.html


75 posted on 12/26/2013 11:25:58 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: upchuck; All

How many people have thought of primitive tools & gear for their preps?


76 posted on 12/26/2013 11:33:42 AM PST by TMSuchman (John 15;13 & Exodus 21:22-25 Pacem Bello Pastoribus Canes [shepard of peace,dogs of war])
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To: upchuck
It's coming. Be ready.

Your 401K or IRA will soon be seized by the government

If our government could jam through (in less than a week) legislation that robs from the pensions of disabled military retirees - then I am positive that seizure of your 401K is entirely plausible.

Disabled military retirees not exempt from pension cuts in budget deal

Believe it.

Retirement Savings Accounts Draw U.S. Consumer Bureau Attention

77 posted on 12/26/2013 11:45:40 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Gaffer

It’s been available for several months at my WalMart.


78 posted on 12/26/2013 11:45:59 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

Not in my store. Just today after a year.


79 posted on 12/26/2013 11:49:12 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: JRandomFreeper
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."

Calm down, Johnny. You bugged out a long time ago. ;o)

80 posted on 12/26/2013 11:52:11 AM PST by papertyger ("refusing to draw an inescapable conclusion does not qualify as a 'difference of opinion.'")
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To: TMSuchman
I'm comfortable with a mid 1800s existance, having done it for a couple of years as a mountain man.

/johnny

81 posted on 12/26/2013 11:54:33 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: upchuck

EFFECTIVE AND QUIET.

82 posted on 12/26/2013 11:54:51 AM PST by jetson (THE)
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To: jetson

Check out “sling bow” for even more joy and contentment!


83 posted on 12/26/2013 12:13:33 PM PST by papertyger ("refusing to draw an inescapable conclusion does not qualify as a 'difference of opinion.'")
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To: JRandomFreeper

“Bug out to where?”

I think of it as more of a bag, in my car, that will help me get home in the event I’m out when the SHTF.


84 posted on 12/26/2013 12:15:39 PM PST by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: Gaffer

That’s curious.

I’d think that in a national chain like WalMart it would show up everywhere at once, more-or-less.


85 posted on 12/26/2013 12:17:54 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Rusty0604
They will confiscate everyone’s retirement savings which will prolong it a little while.

They'll have to arm-wrestle my ex-wives and their lawyers for my retirement savings.

/johnny

86 posted on 12/26/2013 12:37:41 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: rarestia

I started getting ready 3+ years ago. The writing was on the wall with W; now it’s a flashing neon sign.


87 posted on 12/26/2013 12:41:50 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: JRandomFreeper; Kartographer; All
You two know I can't bug out to anywhere as I am by myself. I opted for low profile to the point very few people here know my name and all my neighbors know is a lady lives in that small townhouse. They say, “small” because theirs is small. Only three people know about three townhouses being larger than the other townhouses and none of we three shout ours is bigger than others.

I found out by looking at tax records that I am charged more taxes than any other townhouse here. I have a copy of the architect's drawing for these places and saw my garden area is larger than all the others. No one can see another person's garden due to the high brick walls dividing the houses in the back. Having a copy of the plans allowed me to see every back garden of the houses. It was because my townhouse is wider than the rest and the physical layout of the land behind me, that I have the larger garden.

Since I started to grow food plants in containers last year, I am glad to have every square foot back there, plus no one can see it.

I lived in another county before I moved here and in that prior county, I was known to everyone due to our prominence of running the Republican Party there. We lived in a “glass house” as everyone knew where we lived and we were watched all the time. There are some seriously bad dudes there that run the other party and I wouldn't feel safe in that county. My car was followed by these people and they knew where I was every day. Due to that experience, I submerged myself in this county and stayed out of the public eye.

I am a nothing here except to a few who run the Republican Party here and even those don't know I am a prepper. I don't want to be anything here, I just want to live incognito. I mean, it's pretty bad when the only Christmas present I got was what I bought for myself (think diamonds). My son did send a beautiful Christmas bouquet since he lives in London. I got him a big new type Leatherman, not knowing an airport took his when he had to leave where he was filming to get to London quickly to accept an award he was given. He forgot his Leatherman was in his pocket and the airport had to take it from him.

The point of what I have written, is, it's best if you appear to others as a regular person who doesn't know jack about what is happening in the country or that the country could collapse in a minute if someone, like our Muslim freaking president, flips a switch and turns off the internet. He can also turn off your TV right now and doesn't have to turn it back on unless he wants to tell you what to do. Don't get me started on that Muslim destroyer.

88 posted on 12/26/2013 12:53:40 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: Marcella
My car was followed by these people and they knew where I was every day.

Oh, the fun that little sentence suggests.....

89 posted on 12/26/2013 1:07:05 PM PST by papertyger ("refusing to draw an inescapable conclusion does not qualify as a 'difference of opinion.'")
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To: dangerdoc

Check out wideners.com and ammoseek.com.


90 posted on 12/26/2013 1:10:38 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: JRandomFreeper; Rusty0604

They won’t have to arm wrestle anyone. There have been negotiations on the process in Congress already. They’ll work directly with the banks. One day they’ll freeze the accounts and convert the 401Ks and IRAs to bonds, no questions asked.


91 posted on 12/26/2013 1:33:25 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
One day they’ll freeze the accounts and convert the 401Ks and IRAs to bonds, no questions asked.

But there will be hell to pay....

92 posted on 12/26/2013 1:35:23 PM PST by papertyger ("refusing to draw an inescapable conclusion does not qualify as a 'difference of opinion.'")
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To: SVTCobra03; dangerdoc

Here’s a few more I use:

http://www.shopalexanderarms.com/.50_Beowulf-Ammunition.html
http://ammoseek.com/
http://ammo.net/
http://ammoseek.com/?gun=rimfire&cal=91
http://www.armslist.com/
http://www.outbackammo.com.au/
http://www.barnesbullets.com/
http://www.black-hills.com/
https://www.buffalobore.com/
http://www.bulkammo.com/
http://www.cabelas.com/ghome.jsp?WT.srch=1&WT.tsrc=PPC&WT.mc_id=google%7CHamburg+PA_Brand%7CUSA&rid=20&WT.z_mc_id1=43000000131123705&pcrid=13985066839&gclid=CNHYws7x57gCFUui4AodMlAAKw&gclsrc=aw.ds
http://shop.ammocanmagnets.com/50-cal-size-Black-Font_c11.htm
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/
http://www.corbon.com/
http://www.doubletapammo.com/php/catalog/index.php
http://www.doubletapammo.net/
http://www.cammenga.com/Magazine-Loaders-s/44.htm
http://www.federalpremium.com/default.aspx
http://www.freedommunitions.com/
http://georgia-arms.com/ammunition.aspx
http://www.grafs.com/retail/index/index
http://www.gunbot.net/
http://www.hornady.com/
http://www.impactguns.com/nemo-omen-300-win-match-rifle-omen-match.aspx
http://www.luckygunner.com/
http://www.maglula.com/
http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=XCanM2A1&name=New+Mil.+Spec.+M2A1+.50cal+Ammo+Cans&groupid=614
http://www.nosler.com/
http://www.sgammo.com/
http://www.sgammo.com/catalog
http://www.brownells.com/search/index.htm?k=shurefire+magazines&ksubmit=y
http://www.hksspeedloaders.com/Index.html
http://www.surefire.com/tactical-equipment/high-capacity-magazines.html
http://wilsoncombat.com/new/default.asp
http://www.ammoman.com/
http://centerfiresystems.com/


93 posted on 12/26/2013 1:36:45 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: ryan71

The way things are going I don’t expect bugging out to be a good option. We’re probably in for a slow decline into anarchy. People in rural areas will be overwhelmed by govt officials looking for hoarders and people looking to steal. There’ll likely still be gas available for a while.


94 posted on 12/26/2013 1:39:04 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Kartographer

Could be wrong, but somehow I think some of my money and yours went to put in a couple of those windows in that shot-out building.


95 posted on 12/26/2013 1:40:50 PM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: SVTCobra03

That is some good stuff.


96 posted on 12/26/2013 1:41:21 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: driftdiver

These Nazis will not make it long in rural America.


97 posted on 12/26/2013 1:45:42 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Lazamataz
That read like you're awaiting some sort of Federal sentencing guidelines benefits program... (?)
98 posted on 12/26/2013 1:48:08 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: driftdiver
They still won't get anything out of me.

/johnny

99 posted on 12/26/2013 1:57:05 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: carriage_hill

Yep, I’ve looked at a number of them. What isn’t out of stock is base grade at premium price.

I’ll keep looking, after a theft a number of years ago, I’m approaching base levels again, not enough that I’m comfortable shooting it up but not ready to panic buy yet.


100 posted on 12/26/2013 2:17:22 PM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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