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  • 10 Lessons From People Who Lived Through The Depression

    11/21/2011 7:22:27 PM PST · by Kartographer · 58 replies
    Wanda Bridgeforth was hit hardest on the home front as a child, when her parents couldn't afford to keep her with them. At one point she lived with 19 people—in a six room house. It was in these situations that she learned to conserve what she had, and reuse what she found.
  • Coast to Coast Sunday, Nov 20th

    11/20/2011 12:58:55 PM PST · by djf · 14 replies
    First half of show this evening discusses massive fraud and mismanagement in the financial sector. Second half will cover possible social breakdown scenarios and preparedness. Dishonest Finance/ Social Collapse Sun 11-20 In the first half, Associate Professor of Economics and Law, William Black, joins George Knapp for a discussion on how dishonest CEOs, crony directors, and corrupt middlemen can systematically defeat market discipline and conceal deliberate fraud for a long time -- enough to create massive damage. In the latter half, engineer, author and building contractor, Mat Stein talks about preparing for social collapse, environmental catastrophes and inevitable disasters.
  • 10 Morale Boosters for Any Worst Case Scenario

    11/20/2011 2:38:42 PM PST · by Kartographer · 50 replies
    Survival Mom ^ | 11/20/11 | Jack C. (Kartographer)
    Ok, so the SHHTF (S#!t Has Hit the Fan). You are hunkered down with your preps about you. There’s no ‘zombies’ knocking down you door, but the first few days are nerve-wracking to be sure. You will be busy securing what you can, monitoring the situation and generally getting into a survival routine to match whatever is going on. Generally, you will be too busy and with your adrenaline pumping and all the work to do it won’t seem that there are enough hours in the day to get everything done. But what happens when the initial action is over...
  • Germany Is Already Printing Money - Deutsche Marks

    10/26/2011 11:17:46 AM PDT · by little jeremiah · 152 replies · 1+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | October 26, 2011 | Graham Summers
    By now everyone realizes that the euro is in major trouble and will no longer exist in its current form for much longer. However, the common view is that it is Greece and possibly other PIIGS countries who will be forced out if the eurozone is broken up. But few are talking about another possibility- of Germany leaving the EU. One who is talking about this is Dr. Pippa Malmgren, a former economic advisor to George W. Bush and a former advisor to Deutsche Bank (DB). According to Malmgren, Germany has already ordered the printing of Deutsche Marks in anticipation...
  • The Prepper Movement: Why Are Millions Of Preppers Feverishly Preparing

    10/25/2011 10:59:43 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 38 replies
    In America today, there are millions of “preppers” that are working feverishly to get prepared for what they fear is going to happen to America. There is a very good chance that some of your neighbors or co-workers may be preppers. You may even have noticed that some of your relatives and friends have been storing up food and have been trying to convince you that we are on the verge of “the end of the world as we know it”. A lot of preppers like to keep their preparations quiet, but everyone agrees that the prepper movement is growing....
  • Ray Dalio On Whether The Current-Hopeless, Mob-Rule

    10/24/2011 6:27:12 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 19 replies · 1+ views
    ZeroHedge ^ | 10/24/11 | Tyler Durden
    Mobs are at the doors of bankers and others in the financial system, screaming to politicians to put these people in jail while the vote-seeking politicians are fanning the flames rather than reminding people that the legal system is the way these people should be judged. Since banks are levered about 15 to 1, it doesn’t take much of a debt problem to cause them solvency problems, and since in deleveragings debt problems are big, there is significant risk banks will run out of equity again and the fury against them will intensify. For these reasons risks to the global...
  • Preppers a diverse group

    10/24/2011 6:41:25 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 55 replies
    Salina Journal ^ | 10/24/11 | GORDON D. FIEDLER JR.
    "Nobody can afford right off the bat to buy 20 years of dehydrated mashed potatoes," he said. He would buy a little extra every time he went to the store. Peace of mind increases as the larder grows, he said. "If you stock food for a year and lose your job, you can at least eat for a year," he said. Besides food and water, his stash includes certain medicines and some cash -- "If it's worth anything in the end" -- and important documents, some of which he's duplicated and stored off site. "You can't be prepared for everything,...
  • SEPTEMBER PPI SURGES 0.8%, WAY HOTTER THAN ESTIMATES

    10/18/2011 5:53:27 AM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-18-2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    <p>The number is out, and it's HOT!</p> <p>PPI hs jumped 0.8%, well above the 0.2% analysts had expected.</p> <p>Core PPI, which excludes food and energy, was only up 0.2%, which is still above the 0.1% that analysts had expected.</p> <p>The culprit? Blame food and energy.</p>
  • Food shortages high prices and riots

    10/13/2011 10:39:48 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 33 replies
    Survival Boards ^ | 10/12/11 | Kevin
    Remember hearing something about a drought across parts of the US this year? If you buy anything with peanuts, you’re about to see the effects of a low harvest caused by the drought. Get ready for some high food prices, they are on their way. Normally I do not subscribe to the doom-and-gloom predictions, but I am seeing it first hand. Drought Farmers here in Texas are losing crops, and having to sell their cattle because grass is not growing. Texas and Louisiana agreed to allow wide loads of hay to be transported between the 2 states. Here in Jasper...
  • Twelve Shocking Quotes From Insiders About The Horrific Economic Crisis That Is Almost Here

    10/02/2011 4:30:15 PM PDT · by blam · 107 replies · 1+ views
    TEC ^ | 10-1-2011
    Prophets Of Doom: 12 Shocking Quotes From Insiders About The Horrific Economic Crisis That Is Almost HereOctober 1, 2011 We are getting so close to a financial collapse in Europe that you can almost hear the debt bubbles popping. All across the western world, governments and major banks are rapidly becoming insolvent. So far, the powers that be are keeping all of the balls in the air by throwing around lots of bailout money. But now the political will for more bailouts is drying up and the number of troubled entities seems to grow by the day. Right now the...
  • Mayor Bloomberg predicts riots in the streets if economy doesn't create more jobs

    09/16/2011 9:57:17 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 107 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/16/11 | Erin Einhorn and Corky Siemaszko
    Mayor Bloomberg warned Friday there would be riots in the streets if Washington doesn't get serious about generating jobs. "We have a lot of kids graduating college, can't find jobs," Bloomberg said on his weekly WOR radio show. "That's what happened in Cairo. That's what happened in Madrid. You don't want those kinds of riots here."
  • Warning For Americans: Be Safe and Stay Alert. It’s Coming.

    09/13/2011 9:41:57 AM PDT · by Errant · 65 replies
    SHTFPlan.com ^ | 13 September 2011 | Mac Slavo
    On the ground report from Greece by Manos September 11, 2011 After our socio-fascist government implemented all of Germany’s directives, the Greek people have come to an absolute desperation and poverty. What is also outrageous is the fact that are own government has passed the message to the global banksters and other nations that Greek people are lazy and incapable. Today, after two years of screwing and pressing us, most households and businesses have stopped paying. Stopped paying taxes, utility bills, toll fees, or anything else related to the government. Two hours ago, this same government announced a new property...
  • We’re Headed For A Crash, Says Seer Gerald Celente — Keep Buying Gold

    09/14/2011 9:51:10 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Ticker/Yahoo Finance ^ | 9/14/11 | Henry Blodget
    Famous forecaster Gerald Celente of Trends Research says the world's in the midst of another depression and that we're headed for another crash. Celente won't get specific about what he means by "crash," at least with respect to the stock market, but he's convinced that the world is going to the dogs. We'll have riots, he says. And wars. And society as we know it will continue to break down.
  • Gerald Celente: “Things Are Going to Get Much Worse…Society Is Breaking Down”

    09/15/2011 11:17:20 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 114 replies
    Daily Ticker/Yahoo Finance ^ | 9/15/11 | Aaron Task
    "Things are going to get much worse," Celente says. "Society is breaking down on every level: socially, economically, politically and it's not just the U.S. It's worldwide." Celente believes the globe is following a similar path to what occurred after the 1929 crash: Severe economic contraction, followed by currency wars, trade wars and, ultimately, armed conflict. Currency wars have already started he said, citing the recent decision by the Swiss National Bank to peg the Swiss franc to the euro. "Trade wars are next and then real wars, unfortunately," Celente predicts. Unlike the 1930s and 1940s, The Trends Journal publisher...
  • The Great Collapse Has Officially Begun

    08/21/2011 2:43:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8/21/11 | Phoenix Capital Research
    I’ve been warning of this for well over two years. My primary warnings were: 1) That 2008 was just a warm-up 2) That the REAL Crisis had yet to unfold 3) That the REAL Crisis would make 2008 look like a picnic Well, the period I’ve been warning of is now here. What’s happening right now is not just a market crash, bear market, deflation, or any other item related to just one asset class. Instead, this is a collapse of the entire US monetary and political system and the mentality of spending one’s way to wealth. For 80+ years,...
  • 10 Signs That Economic Riots And Civil Unrest Inside The United States Are Now More Likely Than Ever

    08/21/2011 8:52:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 08/18/2011 | Michael Snyder
    You should let the video footage of the wild violence that just took place in London burn into your memory because the same things are going to be happening all over the United States as the economy continues to crumble. We have raised an entire generation of young people with an "entitlement mentality", but now the economy is producing very few good jobs that will actually enable our young people to work for what they feel they are entitled to. If you are under 30 in America today, things look really bleak. The vast majority of the good jobs...
  • Gold & Silver Are Moving Higher… Much Higher! Says Analyst

    08/04/2011 8:57:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 08/04/2011 | Jeff Macke
    Every day is a good day to buy gold of late. It's an intoxicating state of affairs for those of us who already own the barbaric metal, which is exactly the problem. Being inordinately giddy over an investment, what Tony Montana called "getting high on your own supply", generally ends quite poorly. The question isn't so much whether or not gold has worked. It has. The question is if it's too late to enter or if this is a prudent time to take some profits. With the fundamentals widely understood, Breakout turned to technical analyst Peter Lee of UBS to...
  • Agenda 21 Update: Family Farms Are Under Attack

    07/31/2011 5:27:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/31/11 | Mike Opelka
    Is the US government starting to implement the policies of the United Nation’s plan for global management of people and resources known as Agenda 21? The latest efforts out of the Department of Transportation (DOT) seem to indicate this is happening. And they are starting by targeting America’s farming communities with costly and oppressive regulations. In Late May, the DOT proposed a rule change for farm equipment, and if it this allowed to take effect, it will place significant regulatory pressure on small farms and family farms all across America – costing them thousands of dollars and possibly forcing many...
  • The next 72hs: What last minute preps to take?

    07/31/2011 9:23:53 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 138 replies · 1+ views
    The Modern Survivalist ^ | 7/31/11 | FerFAL
    What you would be looking at would be civil unrest in most mayor US cities and thousands of minor ones as well. Once the images of people looting and getting away with it hit the TV you’re looking at thousands of bums thinking of doing the same thing and rushing out the door to the nearest store. That gets bad pretty fast. You’re talking about looting, fires, closed stores, destruction of vehicles and private property, and given US context some gang related activity taking advantage of the lawless situation as well to settle scores. While invasion of residential properties wont...
  • Gerald Celente: “Economic Martial Law Will Be Declared”

    08/01/2011 1:23:23 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 47 replies
    causapatet.blogspot ^ | 8/1/11 | Mac Slavo
    In his latest quarterly Trends Journal (Summer 2011), Gerald Celente provides us another “history of the future,” in which he discusses global economic, monetary, and political events as they happen and what their consequences will be for months, years and decades to come. As he has said before, it is only a matter of time before a major terror attack is executed in a major Western nation. And once it happens it will send shock waves throughout the world, leading to mass global panic and a further tightening of the noose around the necks of the populace: What will another...
  • Some Prepper/Survival Videos from The Patriot Nurse

    08/03/2011 3:56:55 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 29 replies
    The Patriot Nurse via You Tube ^ | May 5, 2010 | The Patriot Nurse
    FYI: I came across these videos this morning made by The Patriot Nurse. I'm not sure if they've been posted to FR before, but I did look through the archives as best I could. I've watched a couple of them. There are a few on You Tube made by this woman. Just passing along for those interested. I think she gives some good ideas. See links below for some of her videos--they'll link you to her other videos as well.
  • Roubini Says “Perfect Storm” May Clobber Global Economy

    06/13/2011 11:37:35 AM PDT · by edpc · 23 replies
    The Daily Ticker - Yahoo Finance ^ | 13 June 2011 | Henry Blodget
    NYU Professor Nouriel Roubini has seized the headlines again this morning, warning that a "perfect storm" of economic disasters may smash the global economy in 2013. Roubini's perfect storm consists of four factors: -The U.S.'s basket-case of an economy and budget deficit, -A potential slowdown in China, -European debt restructuring and -Stagnation in Japan. Roubini says there's a one-in-three chance that these factors will clobber growth in 2013.
  • 18 Signs the Collapse of Society is Accelerating

    06/10/2011 2:22:35 AM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 56 replies
    RightlyConcerned ^ | June 9, 2011 | Unattributed
    As the U.S. economy collapses, the thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted is going to begin to disappear. In fact, there are already an increasing number of signs that the collapse of society is accelerating. In cities such as Chicago, roving packs of young people are "mob robbing" local businesses, randomly assaulting tourists and shoppers and are even pulling people out of vehicles. This isn't just happening in the "bad areas" anymore. Over the past couple of months this type of crime has been common in some of the wealthiest areas of Chicago. In fact, many...
  • 10 Tipping Points Which Could Potentially Plunge The World Into A Horrific Economic Nightmare

    06/07/2011 5:47:57 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 28 replies
    Hawaii Nnews Ddaily ^ | 6/7/11 | Michael Snyder
    The global economy has become so incredibly unstable at this point that it is not going to take much to plunge the world into a horrific economic nightmare. The foundations of the world economic system are so decayed and so corrupted that even a stiff breeze could potentially topple the entire structure over. Over the past couple of months a constant parade of bad economic news has come streaming in from Europe, Asia and the United States. Signs of an impending economic slowdown are everywhere. So what “tipping point” will trigger the next global economic downturn? Nobody knows for sure,...
  • A Greater Depression

    06/07/2011 6:07:06 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 35 replies
    Human Events ^ | 6/7/11 | Bob Livingston
    Currently, about 18.5 percent of American males between the ages of 18 and 55 are unemployed. About 44 million Americans are on food stamps. How long before we see riots in America like those in the Middle East and North Africa? They may be starting already. Over the Memorial Day weekend, there were no fewer than seven incidents of riots or near riots in large crowds. Mob incidents, shootings, fights and looting broke out New York City; Rochester, N.Y.; Chicago; Miami; Myrtle Beach, N.C.; Nashville, Tenn.; Decatur, Ala.; and Boston. Beaches, water parks and streets were shut down. In recent...
  • Carville: There Will Be Civil Unrest — Over Economy

    06/06/2011 8:09:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    NewsMax ^ | June 6, 2011 | Dan Weil
    If the bleak job market doesn’t improve soon, both the country and President Barack Obama will suffer the consequences, says star Democratic strategist James Carville. The country could even end up with citizen uprisings, the man who played a key role in much of former President Bill Clinton’s political success told radio talker Don Imus in an interview simulcast on Fox Business. Carville bluntly told Imus: “You know, look — this is a humanitarian — you know, you’re smart enough to see this . . . People, you know, if it continues, we’re going to start to see civil unrest...
  • Profits Are Booming. Why Aren’t Jobs?

    05/31/2011 7:05:20 PM PDT · by khnyny · 467 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 8, 2011 | Michael Powell
    To gaze upon the world of American corporations is to see a sunny place of terrific profits and princely bonuses. American businesses reported that third-quarter profits in 2010 rose at an annual rate of $1.659 trillion, the steepest annual surge since officials began tracking such matters 60 years ago. It was the seventh consecutive quarter in which corporate profits climbed. Staring at such balance sheets, you might almost forget that much of the nation lives under slate-gray fiscal skies, a place of 9.4 percent unemployment and record levels of foreclosures and indebtedness. And therein lies the enduring mystery of this...
  • Foreclosures for sale: Big supply, low prices

    05/29/2011 5:14:57 PM PDT · by Jim 726 · 57 replies
    There's a three-year inventory of homes in foreclosure for sale, and that's devastating home prices. Las Vegas has so many foreclosures that 53% of all the homes sold in Nevada are in some stage of foreclosure, according to a report from RealtyTrac, the online marketer of foreclosed properties. Foreclosures represent 45% of sales in California and Arizona, and 28% of all existing home sales during the first three months of 2011. "This is very bad for the economy," said Rick Sharga, a spokesman for RealtyTrac. What's more, the homes are selling at steep discounts, especially so-called REOs, bank-owned homes that...
  • When Faith In U.S. Dollars And Debt Is Dead, The Game Is Over – That Day Is Closer Than We Think

    05/29/2011 8:51:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 05/29/2011 | Michael Snyder
    A day is coming when the rest of the world will decide that it no longer has faith in U.S. dollars or in U.S. debt. When that day arrives, the game will be over. Traditionally, two of the biggest things that the U.S. economy has had going for it were the U.S. dollar and U.S. Treasuries. The U.S. dollar has been the default reserve currency of the world for decades. All over the globe it was seen as a strong, stable currency that was desirable for international trade. U.S. government debt has long been considered the "safest debt" in...
  • Nearly Half of Americans Are ‘Financially Fragile’

    05/25/2011 11:46:22 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 143 replies
    Wall Street Journal Blogs ^ | May 25, 2011 | Phil Izzo
    Nearly half of Americans say that they definitely or probably couldn’t come up with $2,000 in 30 days, according to new research, raising concerns about the financial fragility of many households. In a paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, Annamaria Lusardi of the George Washington School of Business, Daniel J. Schneider of Princeton University and Peter Tufano of Harvard Business School used data from the 2009 TNS Global Economic Crisis survey to document widespread financial weakness in the U.S. and other countries. The survey asked a simple question, “If you were to face a $2,000 unexpected expense...
  • Preparing Your Investments For An Inflationary Future

    05/26/2011 3:30:50 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 5-26-2011 | Eric Fry
    Preparing Your Investments For An Inflationary Future By Eric Fry 05/26/11 Laguna Beach, California – Let the boxing match begin!…In the near corner, we find deflation, with its furious fists of debt liquidation and credit contraction… And in the far corner, we’ve got Ben Bernanke’s printing press, with its menacing inflationary uppercut. Inflation will win this contest eventually, but the match might go the full 12 rounds. Deflation is no slouch. He packs a mean punch. Borrowers of all types – from single-family mortgage-holders to national governments – are defaulting on their loans…or moving rapidly in that direction. As the...