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  • The certain oncoming American economic collapse, when and how?

    11/11/2012 5:19:18 AM PST · by reaganator · 78 replies
    Many of us know the continuation of Leftist economic policies are destined to cause the economic and fiscal collapse of the United States. The Republican controlled House of Representatives may be a temporary firewall. My question is what will be the order of events of the melt down? I expect with each piece of the failure the federal government to intervene even more causing more problems. It would be very helpful in making preparations to survive these times to have an idea of how and when the collapse will unfold. If you have also been speculating on this topic share...
  • Preparing for the Inevitable

    07/12/2012 9:38:38 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 21 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7/12/12 | George Mantor
    <p>Obviously, government at every level is dysfunctional for a host of reasons. As a result, we have to take greater responsibility for our own well-being.</p> <p>Katrina is still the best argument for self-reliance. Oh, no! Here comes FEMA.</p> <p>It is starting to remind me of the old Soviet Union where nothing worked the way it was supposed to, and there is good reason for that—both were failed attempts at centralization. Or, Globalization as this effort has been named. Or, New World Order as they used to call it. The end is one economy, one currency, open borders and one small group running it all…for the good of all Mankind. Democracy is out. Plutocracy is in. If you weren’t a big fan of totalitarianism or fascism, you’re really going to hate the New Plutocracy.</p>
  • Current Events: The End of Civilization As We Know It

    07/02/2012 8:59:01 AM PDT · by NCjim · 21 replies
    Objective Economics ^ | M. Northrup Buechner
    We may be seeing the beginning of the end of the model for civilized governance that has dominated Western civilization since WWII. That model has been provision by the state of all or most of the needs of its people combined with the popular election of the government. Or, in other words, the welfare state plus democracy. What we are seeing in Europe is that that model is inherently unsustainable. The concept of individual rights is the only standard for government action that puts an objective limit on what the government can do. The post-war leaders of Europe were completely...
  • (Vanity)The World is Big and Scary, and I am Small

    06/29/2012 7:58:35 PM PDT · by Conservaliberty · 78 replies
    Vanity | self
    I am 25 years old. That is pretty young, in the grand scheme of things. Still, I am an adult--I am married, I am a voter, I am a short, I am a grown up. But the recent news stories have reduced me to a cowering five-year-old, wanting to hide in my father's lap. But, I am a grown up now, and there is nobody's lap to hide in. Watching the news stories, I keep thinking of my history classes. I remember being shocked at some of the things that happened in history, being offended by them, being glad...
  • Greeks are pulling cash out of banks, stocking up on food in panic ....

    06/13/2012 8:07:01 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 92 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 06/13/12 | Dina Kyriakidou and George Georgiopoulos
    Greeks are pulling cash out of banks, stocking up on food in panic ahead of make-or-break election Sunday Dina Kyriakidou and George Georgiopoulos, Reuters Jun 13, 2012 – 8:41 AM ET ATHENS — Greeks pulled their cash out of the banks and stocked up with food ahead of a cliffhanger election on Sunday that many fear will result in the country being forced out of the euro. Bankers said up to 800 million euros (US$1 billion) were leaving major banks daily and retailers said some of the money was being used to buy pasta and canned goods, as fears of...
  • 'End of the world as we know it': Kaspersky warns of cyber-terror apocalypse

    06/08/2012 9:46:07 AM PDT · by SomeCallMeTim · 51 replies ^ | June 6, 2012 | Sergey Guneev
    After his eponymously-named lab discovered Flame, "the most sophisticated cyber weapon yet unleashed," Eugene Kaspersky believes that the evolving threat of “cyber terrorism” could spell the end of life on Earth as we know it. ­Doomsday scenarios are a common occurrence in 2012, but coming from a steely-eyed realist like Eugene Kaspersky, his calls for a global effort to halt emerging cyber threats should raise alarm bells. A global Internet blackout and crippling attacks against key infrastructure are among two possible cyber-pandemics he outlined."It's not cyber war, it's cyber terrorism, and I'm afraid the game is just beginning. Very soon,...
  • 10 Things That We Can Learn About Shortages And Preparation From The Economic Collapse In Greece

    06/05/2012 9:06:01 PM PDT · by JimWayne · 10 replies
    Hawaii News Daily ^ | June 3, 2012 | Michael Snyder
    There are reports of food and medicine shortages in Greece, crime and suicides are on the rise and people have been rapidly pulling their money out of the banks. Hopefully this article will give you some ideas that you can use as you prepare for the economic chaos that will soon be unfolding all over the globe. The following are 10 things that we can learn about shortages and preparation from the economic collapse in Greece....
  • Greek Power Regulator Calls Emergency Meeting to Avert Collapse of Power Grid and Natural Gas System

    06/03/2012 6:25:59 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 13 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 6/3/12 | Mac Slavo
    When the political and economic systems of entire nations collapse the consequences are devastating. Earlier this year pharmacies and hospitals in Greece were unable to provide life saving medicines due to a shortages caused by a freeze in the flow of credit from manufacturers to distributors to patients. A collapse in the country’s economy has forced many Greeks to turn to black market barter economies and has left millions financially devastated, with no hope of finding an income stream for the foreseeable future. The credit system of the entire country is in shambles. So much so that reports are emerging...
  • Consequences of Collapse: Access to Critical Medicines Is Disappearing in Greece

    05/18/2012 10:18:58 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 27 replies
    Family Preppers ^ | 5/18/12 | Mac Slavo
    For patients and pharmacists in financially stricken Greece, even finding aspirin has turned into a headache. Mina Mavrou, who runs a pharmacy in a middle-class Athens suburb, spends hours each day pleading with drugmakers, wholesalers and colleagues to hunt down medicines for clients. Life-saving drugs such as Sanofi (SAN)’s blood-thinner Clexane and GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK)’s asthma inhaler Flixotide often appear as lines of crimson data on pharmacists’ computer screens, meaning the products aren’t in stock or that pharmacists can’t order as many units as they need. “When we see red, we want to cry,” Mavrou said. “The situation is worsening...
  • Read This First Before You Decide That Preppers Are Crazy

    04/03/2012 11:13:52 AM PDT · by blam · 166 replies
    TEC ^ | 4-2-2012 | Michael Snyder
    Read This First Before You Decide That Preppers Are CrazyApril 2, 2012Michael Snyder Do you believe that preppers are a few cards short of a full deck? Do you assume that anyone that is "preparing for doomsday" does not have their elevator going all the way to the top floor? Well, you might want to read this first before you make a final decision that all preppers are crazy. The information that you are about to read shook me up a bit when I first looked it over. To be honest, I had no idea how incredibly vulnerable our economic...
  • 25 Must Know Skills For Surviving The Coming Nightmare

    04/03/2012 4:21:25 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 62 replies
    SHTF ^ | 4/3/12 | Be Informed
    Many people nowadays are quite aware that the world they live in is going to the toilet. Aside from the geophysical part that “seems” to be going haywire and could be nothing other than the planet’s cycles, there are plenty of manmade catastrophes that loom on the horizon. Never has the planet had as many people as now and the more people there are the more competition there is for resources. More countries seek nuclear devices than ever before and with advancements in technology this is a much easier process than anytime before. Biological and chemical weapons are also much...

    03/26/2012 4:22:03 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 99 replies · 71+ views
    Theo Spark ^ | 3/21/2012 | Benjamin Smith
    On the heels of NDAA, ObamaCare, Stimulus, Son of Stimulus, Patriot Act, takeover of auto, energy, media and movie industries, and the relentless implementation of Agenda 21... the Obama regime running our country into the ground has issued an updated Executive Order which suggests the probability of impending MARTIAL LAW. We are left to scratch our heads and ask……… Why now? The only possible answer is… America is in fact, right now, in the vicious throes of a Cold Civil War. Cold as in non-violent and Civil as in nationwide; an attempt to force a new government-controlled ideology upon an...
  • The Sun Also Sets ... Mark Steyn

    03/25/2012 5:15:13 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 11 replies
    NRO ^ | 24 March 2012 | Mark Steyn
    I was in Australia earlier this month and there, as elsewhere on my recent travels, the consensus among the politicians I met (at least in private) was that Washington lacked the will for meaningful course correction, and that, therefore, the trick was to ensure that, when the behemoth goes over the cliff, you’re not dragged down with it. It is faintly surreal to be sitting in paneled offices lined by formal portraits listening to eminent persons who assume the collapse of the dominant global power is a fait accompli. “I don’t feel America is quite a First World country anymore,”...
  • The fear of martial law

    03/22/2012 11:12:53 AM PDT · by WPaCon · 80 replies
    Renew America ^ | 3/21/2012 | Alan Caruba
    The President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama, has generated so much fear that the most common theme of posted comments and private communications is that he will refuse to relinquish power if defeated in November or that, under some pretext, he will declare a state of martial law. Many, myself included, did not like the Patriot Act that was enacted following 9/11 but there is little evidence that this law has been abused to deprive Americans of their fundamental rights and freedom, though surely some suspected of being terrorists were detained. An Executive Order posted on...
  • The Coming Persecution (a priest's projection on what is to come if Obama re-elected)

    03/03/2012 12:03:05 PM PST · by NYer · 40 replies
    Standing on my head ^ | March 2, 2012 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    So much talk amongst right wing Catholics of the erosion of religious liberty, the collapse of all things and the coming persecution. Talk of government detention centers and priests being shot like Bl. Miguel Pro. I don't think they get it. That's not what it will be like. America is different. We're into image big time. We thought the Soviets were into brainwashing and propaganda. We put them in the shade. America is all about healthy, lusty, good looking guys and gals who are clean cut, successful and smiling. We're into the good life. We're into being good and...
  • 10 Signs That America Is Decomposing Right In Front Of Our Eyes

    02/26/2012 11:46:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 02/25/2012 | Michael Snyder
    The decay of society is so much harder to quantify than economic decline is. The government keeps lots of statistics on things like unemployment and inflation, but it really does not keep track of how sick and twisted people are becoming. Most of us recognize that the character of the American people has changed dramatically over the decades, but unlike the national debt, you can't easily point to a chart or a graph to show exactly how bad things are getting. In this article, my approach will be to point you to various "signs" of social decay. Signs tell...
  • Read Between The Lines: Hollywood Mogul Buys 2,600 Acres Of Farmland; Moving To New Zealand

    02/01/2012 8:54:40 PM PST · by blam · 72 replies · 1+ views
    SHTF Plan ^ | Mac Slavo
    Read Between The Lines: Hollywood Mogul Buys 2,600 Acres Of Farmland; Moving To New Zealand Mac Slavo February 1st, 2012 James Cameron, the Hollywood producer responsible for blockbuster films like Terminator, Titanic and Avatar, is reportedly preparing to exit stage left. While the move for the Canadian born Cameron may initially be perceived as a rejection or denouncement of American policies and ideals, Cameron, who has made campaign donations to the Democrat Party in the past, most notably during the 2004 Presidential election where he supported democrat John Kerry, may have ulterior motivations, as evidenced by where he’s planning on...
  • BILL GROSS: 'We Are Witnessing The Death Of Abundance'

    02/01/2012 6:12:40 AM PST · by blam · 89 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-1-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    BILL GROSS: 'We Are Witnessing The Death Of Abundance' Joe Weisenthal Febuary 1, 2012 In his latest monthly letter, PIMCO's Bill Gross has a long philosophical-sounding discussion about credit, delevering, and the difficult task facing Bernanke. The money line is this paragraph at the end: Where does credit go when it dies? It goes back to where it came from. It delevers, it slows and inhibits economic growth, and it turns economic theory upside down, ultimately challenging the wisdom of policymakers. We’ll all be making this up as we go along for what may seem like an eternity. A 30-50...
  • Subculture of Americans prepares for civilization's collapse

    01/21/2012 9:20:17 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 123 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 21, 2012 | By Jim Forsyth
    When Patty Tegeler looks out the window of her home overlooking the Appalachian Mountains in southwestern Virginia, she sees trouble on the horizon. "In an instant, anything can happen," she told Reuters. "And I firmly believe that you have to be prepared." Tegeler is among a growing subculture of Americans who refer to themselves informally as "preppers." Some are driven by a fear of imminent societal collapse, others are worried about terrorism, and many have a vague concern that an escalating series of natural disasters is leading to some type of environmental cataclysm. They are following in the footsteps of...
  • Trouble

    11/25/2011 1:47:55 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 1+ views
    TEC ^ | 11-25-2011
    TroubleNovember 25, 2011 The global economy is heading for a massive amount of trouble in the months ahead. Right now we are seeing the beginning of a credit crunch that is shaping up to be very reminiscent of what we saw back in 2008. Investors and big corporations are pulling huge amounts of money out of European banks and nobody wants to lend to those banks right now. We could potentially see dozens of "Lehman Brothers moments" in Europe in 2012. Meanwhile, bond yields on sovereign debt are jumping through the roof all over Europe. That means that European nations...
  • In Debt Up To Our Eyeballs (Kyle Bass Has 20 Million Nickels)

    10/18/2011 11:14:28 AM PDT · by blam · 33 replies
    TEC ^ | 10-18-2011
    In Debt Up To Our EyeballsOctober 18, 2011 The entire financial system of the western world is designed to be a debt spiral. The total amount of money and and the total amount of debt are supposed to continually expand. Today, we are in debt up to our eyeballs and it seems like nearly everyone is talking about "deleveraging" and reducing government debt. But in a world where the entire financial system is based on debt, is there any way for massive deleveraging to take place without plunging us all into a horrific worldwide depression? The governments of the western...
  • The Coming Collapse: “We Can Buy Time, But We Can’t Change the Outcome”(ARI going mainstream?)

    09/19/2011 5:08:38 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 44 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 09/16/11 | Aaron Task
    The Coming Collapse: “We Can Buy Time, But We Can’t Change the Outcome” By Aaron Task | Daily Ticker – Fri, Sep 16, 2011 1:23 PM EDT The Ayn Rand Institute held its annual "Atlas Shrugged Revolution" dinner Thursday night in New York City. In attendance were a number of financial luminaries and hedge fund managers, including Peter Schiff of EuroPacific Capital, John Tamny of RealClearMarkets, Dmitry Balyasny of Balyasny Asset Management and Scott Schweighauser of Aurora Investment Management. The setting was the tony St. Regis Hotel on Fifth Avenue but there was nothing pleasant about the primary message coming...
  • Preppers Shall Inherit the Earth: Unconventional Times Require Unconventional Solutions *Micro Doc*

    09/11/2011 9:42:04 AM PDT · by Errant · 39 replies · 1+ views ^ | September 11th, 2011 | Mac Slavo
    This latest micro documentary from New America Now discusses the many problems facing modern day American society, namely the US Dollar, our country’s ever growing debt, rising prices and the crisis that will ensue as a result – and how you can survive and thrive.
  • 6 reasons Why Even Skeptics Should Prepare

    08/23/2011 8:51:08 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    Survival Cache ^ | Lisa Bedford
    Here are 6 irrefutable reasons 1. Unemployment 2. Economic Armageddon 3. Natural Disasters 4. For your loved ones and those who depend on you 5. You’re not sixteen anymore 6. Don’t worry. You won’t look stupid
  • Cops Fear Violence Against Flash Mobs (as liberals do too)

    UPPER DARBY, Pa. - As police in Upper Darby, Pa., search for more young people involved in last week's flash mob, more adults are thinking about arming themselves with guns. People are talking about how afraid they are of being caught in the path one of these flash mobs while they're out minding their own business, and they want to be ready. Law enforcement officials say it's a nightmare in the making because ordinary, private citizens are getting gun permits. "We have people now that are fearful and carrying guns because of children. How sad is that?" Upper Darby police...
  • The Coming Wars

    08/21/2011 2:00:18 PM PDT · by MarkAmerica · 105 replies
    MarkAmerica ^ | 08/21/2011 | Mark America
    For my conservative and Tea Party brethren, there must now be an acknowledgment that the immediate future looks quite grim. We have a country in some stage of collapse, though I contend that like a free-falling elevator, the rate at which it's falling may not be entirely apparent to its occupants until it hits the ground. As this situation worsens, we must consider what's ahead, how we'll stop it if we can, and salvage it if we're able. For the country to be restored, we'll be compelled to adopt a more proactive stance, because it's probably going to get...
  • The Economy is Cratering

    A couple of months ago, I analyzed the data from the Phillie Fed survey, which showed the fastest 3 month deterioration in the index since it began in 1968.  After a small bounce last month, the wheels have completely come off.  Expectations were for a reading of +2, signifying slight growth (more like a mild swelling), but it came in at -30.7!  That signifies a deep recession as those are the levels it was at in the November 2008-March 2009 period.  The future expectations index, which is generally more positive (as people are generally positive) came in at a paltry...
  • When a Civilization Goes Mad

    08/16/2011 11:32:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 16, 2011 | David Solway
    It begins with self-doubt; it ends with self-destruction. Historian Arnold Toynbee, who developed the theory of challenge-and-response to account for the survivability of civilizations, has said that great civilizations are not murdered, they commit suicide — by not meeting their challenges. A variation of this historical insight may be phrased thus: When a civilization or an empire feels inwardly that it is dying, or as Oswald Spengler put it in The Decline of the West, that it wants to die and “wishes itself into the darkness,” it begins to go mad. Collective madness is a sure portent that an end...
  • Civil Unrest is Coming to Your Neighborhood

    08/12/2011 9:11:07 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 60 replies
    “Chronic unemployment is spilling over into civil unrest…” But I don’t need to see the police blotter to understand the forces at work here. Chronic unemployment is spilling over into civil unrest, as idled workers team with those who are simply too lazy to work and act out in rage and anger against those they perceive as privileged. As this latest incident of social unraveling played out right here at my own doorstep, I found my attention very sharply refocused. When it happens in your own town, you realize that yes, the you-know-what has officially hit the fan! The need...
  • The Real Economic Story

    08/08/2011 3:32:22 PM PDT · by Aria · 25 replies ^ | August 8, 2011 | Dick Morris
    Harry Truman, frustrated by economists who couched their opinions by saying "On the one hand...but on the other hand," wanted a one-handed economist. I've got one. James Fitzgibbon, director of the Highlander Fund, has been spot on in predicting the course of economic events for the past three years. As each estimate of GDP growth came in, I would e mail him and he would explain that the growth rate was materially overstated and then explain that it would soon be adjusted downward. And it was. He has been accurate in predicting a long, long term recession with only a...
  • Economic Collapse & Security: I Am Your Worst Nightmare

    08/05/2011 6:43:44 PM PDT · by Noumenon · 154 replies · 1+ views
    email | Aug 3 2011 | NewAmericaNow
    Economic Collapse & Security: I Am Your Worst Nightmare By Jeff T. I am the leader of a band of 8-to-12 looters. I have some basic military training. We move from place to place like locusts devouring everything in our path. My group is armed with light weapons and can develop and follow simple plans of attack. We take what we want by force of arms. We prefer none of our victims survive because that could cause problems for us in the future. It has been six months since the grid went down. You and the other five members of...
  • Collapse: “It Will Be Sudden and Very Painful”

    08/04/2011 12:39:17 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 89 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 8/4/11 | Mac Slavo
    While it’s too early to tell whether or not the destruction in stock markets will continue as it did in 2008, one thing is for sure – when the bottom finally falls out of this economy it’s going to come as a surprise to tens of millions of people who have been bamboozled by their trusted politicians and corporate elite. Today’s Dow Jones collapse of 350 points is but an indicator of the severe volatility and unmitigated destruction we can expect as this crisis enters the next phase. Former comptroller general of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) David Walker warns...
  • 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...
  • What are you stocking up on? (Notice any changes at your grocery?)

    07/24/2011 1:08:37 PM PDT · by Mamzelle · 361 replies
    Recent trips to WalMart, Whole Foods, Ingles, Publix, BiLo; Food Lion | Mamzelle
    All of my usual stores are rearranging and changing what they put on their shelves. I'm sensing that the big uptick in prices will start to arrive shortly, maybe before Christmas. I'm interested to hear what the impressions of FRugal Freepers. What are you seeing? What will you be buying in quanity before TSHTF?
  • 'The Eye of the Storm' - Gerald Celente on The Social Collapse of the West

    07/19/2011 10:34:41 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Gerald Celente, publisher of The Trends Journal, discusses why we are heading into the greatest recession, US is bankrupt by proxy, the inevitability of war, and the uselessness of higher education.
  • The Greater Depression Is Upon Us

    07/17/2011 12:11:50 PM PDT · by blam · 68 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 7-15-2011 | David Galland
    The Greater Depression Is Upon Us By David Galland 07/15/11 The phrase “Greater Depression” was coined by Doug Casey a decade or so back, as a way of describing the economic crisis he foresaw as inevitable, and which is now materializing. Doug Casey now believes that the unfolding crisis is going to be even worse than he first imagined, and the longer the rest of us at Casey Research study the tea leaves, it is hard to disagree that the Greater Depression is still ahead. Consider: * The eurozone is growing increasingly desperate. Watching the heads of Europe dither and...
  • Ann Barnhardt: DOUBLE RED ALERT (Soros buying up farmland)

    06/25/2011 9:12:46 AM PDT · by plsjr · 194 replies
    Ann Barnhardt's Capital Management Inc. ^ | 24 Jun 2011 | Ann Barnhardt
    Double Red Alert Posted by Ann Barnhardt - June 24, AD 2011 9:01 AM MST Two HUGE intel leads in my email box this morning from way-back contacts that I've had for years, that are actually somewhat connected concepts. 1. File this one under "Now It All Makes Sense". A Missouri farming and ranching contact just got off a conference call wherein he was informed that the federal government is sending out letters to all of the flooded out farmers in the Missouri River flood plain and bottoms notifying them that the Army Corps of Engineers will offer to BUY...
  • Rich Dad Advisors Discuss Food Storage for the coming 2012 Depression

    06/25/2011 11:33:44 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 50 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/22/11
    Rich Dad "Robert Kiyosaki" and his entire adviser team discuss how they have prepared for the coming depression: - Year's supply of food - Guns - Gold & silver - Cash on hand They speak of the coming depression (inflationary or not it's going to happen), shutting down the credit card system, and higher taxes no matter what. Budget-cutting police forces promotes lawnessness. What scares me now is these are not some local yocals on youtube speaking their wacky thoughts. Instead, these are calm, straight speaking, successful businessesmen in the know, telling us what they have done. We should take...
  • 55 Preparedness Items

    06/21/2011 1:14:26 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 29 replies
    There are many survival preparedness items that you can store now, and “forget” about, which you may need later during varying degrees of an emergency. The following are 55 suggested items that you can store and have ready.
  • NASA Head Issues Agency-Wide Preparedness Alert: "I Became Aware of Some Things..."

    06/13/2011 10:59:27 PM PDT · by Sprite518 · 295 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | 6/13/2011
    NASA head Charles Bolden issued a weekend statement through the NASA Headquarters of Emergency Operations advising employees and their families to prepare for unforeseen emergency and/or disasters. Some key excerpts from the video statement follow: They've given me a few minutes just to talk to all of you in our NASA family about emergency preparedness. NASA recently participated in a FEMA exercise called Eagle Horizon that was a part of a continuity of operations of government exercise that we do annually, and I became aware of some things that concerned me about family preparedness... ... So, what I'm asking all...

    06/13/2011 10:16:32 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 70 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 6/13/11 | Mac Slavo
    Trend forecaster Gerald Celente of the Trends Journal advises subscribers of his quarterly newsletter that the collapse is on it’s way and will become apparent to the population of the entire world in short order. While pundits argue over whether or not a double dip recession is coming, many on the street have finally begun to realize that another recession is the least of our problems.
  • The Coming Economic Hell For American Families

    06/07/2011 11:51:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Benzinga ^ | June 8, 2011 | Michael Snyder
    Tens of millions of American families are about to go through economic hell and most of them don't even realize it. Most Americans don't spend a whole lot of time thinking about things like "monetary policy" or "economic cycles". The vast majority of people just want to be able to get up in the morning, go to work and provide for their families. Most Americans realize that things seem "harder" these days, but most of them also have faith that things will eventually get better. Unfortunately, things aren't going to get any better. The number of good jobs continues to...
  • Has the Greatest Depression Already Begun?

    06/02/2011 10:06:07 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 71 replies · 1+ views
    Big Government ^ | June 2, 2011 | Wayne Allen Root
    I am a successful small businessman and a patriot who loves America and always sees its greatness. I am also an optimistic, positive thinker who always sees the glass half full. But not this time. I predicted doom if Obama was elected. Sadly the results are far worse than imagined. The economy is in shambles. America is staring at economic disaster — Armageddon. Even me, the eternal optimist is scared at what the future holds. We are the Titanic, headed straight for the iceberg. America has always been a land of boom and bust. It’s just part of business cycle....
  • Are You Meeting/Talking to People Who Are Angry and Disgusted With the Government?

    06/01/2011 9:16:39 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 75 replies
    06.01.11 | chickensoup
    Are you running into people who are sick of the government? In line at the store? Contractors? Neighbors? Friends? I have never seen such spontaneous statements of frustration and anger when just talking casually with folks. Anger at regulation, taxes, goverment controls, the legal system, the lack of justice and crime. Just spoke with a contractor on the phone today. We were talking about the product we had to install and the requrements. turned into a fifteen minute frustration fest, as this man told me about how his work has been curtailed. All this from nice, middle class people who...

    06/01/2011 2:46:20 PM PDT · by blam · 38 replies
    TBI ^ | 6-1-2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    MARKET CRATERS ON MOUNTAIN OF HORRIBLE NEWS: Here's What You Need To Know Joe Weisenthal Jun. 1, 2011, 4:00 PM Finally. The market craters. But first, the scoreboard: Dow: -276.85 NASDAQ: -65.84 S&P 500: -29.97 And now the top stories: * The easiest place to start, when describing what happened today, is by pointing out that economic data has been weakening for sometime, but the market has really been holding up just fine. Everyone's been wondering: When will that give? That may have begun today * Because it was PMI day around the world, there was quite simply, a huge...
  • Suddenly Everyone Is Warning About The Next Financial Collapse

    05/31/2011 9:50:10 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 46 replies ^ | 5/31/11 | Michael Snyder
    The following is just a sampling of the financial warnings that we have seen in recent days from some prominent voices.... *Economist Nouriel Roubini: "I think right now we're on the tipping point of a market correction. Data from the U.S., from Europe, from Japan, from China are suggesting an economic slowdown." *Jim Rogers: "I would expect to see some serious problems in the foreseeable future….By 2011, 2012, 2013, 2013, I don't know when, we're going to have an economic slowdown again." *Mark Mobius, the executive chairman of Templeton Asset Management's emerging markets group: "There is definitely going to be...
  • 50 Things Every American Should Know About The Collapse Of The Economy

    05/17/2011 10:08:55 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 29 replies
    Intermex Free Market Blogspot ^ | 5/17/11 | Ricardo Valenzuela
    Right now, we are witnessing a truly historic collapse of the economy, and yet most Americans do not understand what is going on. One of the biggest reasons why the American people do not understand what is happening to the economy is because our politicians and the mainstream media are not telling the truth. Barack Obama and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke keep repeating the phrase "economic recovery" over and over, and this is really confusing for most Americans because things sure don't seem to be getting much better where they live. There are millions upon millions of Americans that...
  • Dealing with Our Coming Economic Disaster

    05/14/2011 9:23:12 AM PDT · by OwenKellogg · 153 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 14, 2011 | Frank Ryan
    The situation in the United States has deteriorated and will continue to do so unless drastic action on our federal, state and local government deficits is taken. We need to trace what happens during an economic collapse. In preparation for a collapse here is what you can do personally to avoid being swept away by the tidal wave of fear, anxiety and trepidation. During the early stages of a nation collapsing economically, the debt of the nation swells almost uncontrollably. We, in the United States are already there. From the burgeoning debt loads come the setting for collapse. While the...
  • Deconstruction or Renewal - The Time is Now (Vanity)

    02/02/2011 2:33:01 PM PST · by shibumi · 33 replies
    shibumi's brain | 2/2/2011 | shibumi
    We humans see patterns, plans and plots everywhere. Whether it’s our observation of nature, the cosmos, our history or our personal lives, we seek to ascribe shape and purpose to all we encounter. Even to the seasoned observer, the events of the last several years have been the stuff of puzzlement and consternation. We have seen the near collapse of our banking system and auto industry. We have also watched the greatest departure ever from our original laissez faire capitalism into full blown fascist partnership between government and industry, with the government calling the shots while overtly robbing the equity...
  • The One-Hour Meltdown

    06/06/2010 11:52:21 PM PDT · by Windflier · 102 replies · 182+ views
    How to Survive Hard Times ^ | July 22, 2009 | Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E.
    Introduction The following is just my opinion. It is nothing more than my opinion. I have nothing to substantiate or prove any aspect of my opinion. My opinion is simply the logical conclusion of a law-abiding sixty-year old Christian grandfather who has both an engineering degree and an M.B.A. degree and who has seen both good times and hard times during his life. The Current Situation: At the present time every nation in the entire world is facing serious financial and social stress. If only a few nations were involved then it might be possible to contain the upcoming meltdown...