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10 Signs That America Is Decomposing Right In Front Of Our Eyes

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 us where we are at now and where we are headed.  Some of the signs that I will use will be statistics while others will simply consist of anecdotal evidence.  Yes, anecdotal evidence is not perfect, but when you put enough of it together it starts to paint a pretty clear picture of what is going on out there.  America is becoming a truly frightening place.  Our cities our decaying, thieves are becoming bolder, you never know who you can trust and everyone seems depressed.  America is decomposing right in front of our eyes, and it is time that we all admitted it.

In the old days, if you met a stranger out on the streets you knew that you could almost certainly trust that person.  But these days if you let your child wander one aisle over while you are shopping at Wal-Mart there is a chance that someone will try to abduct her.

Something has changed.

In our major cities, if you walk up to someone at random there is a decent chance that person will be a pervert or a sicko, and most Americans know that this is true at a gut level.  Almost everyone is very leery of "strangers" these days.  It has gotten to the point where we are all afraid of one another.

Just try this some time....

In a major U.S. city, walk right up to people on the street, look them in the eyes and try to introduce yourself.

What will happen when you do that?

In many instances, people will literally run away from you.

We are scared to death to interact with people that we do not know, and the reality is that those fears are way too often justified.

The character of the American people is decaying at a rapid pace, and the evidence of this is all around us.

The following are 10 signs that America is decomposing right in front of our eyes....

#1 As the economy crumbles, in many U.S. cities desperate people are increasingly resorting to violent acts in an attempt to survive.  So far this year, violent crime in Washington D.C. has risen by 40 percent.  Robberies at gunpoint have more than doubled compared to the same time period last year.

And as I wrote about recently, justifiable homicide in Detroit rose by a staggering 79 percent during 2011, and the rate of self-defense killings in Detroit is now 2200% above the national average.

#2 But it is not just in the cities where you will find crazies.  A recent Daily Mail article described a very disturbing incident which took place recently in North Dakota.  Two crack-fueled perverts abducted and murdered a 43-year-old math teacher named Sherry Arnold....

Spell and Waters had left Colorado days before the crime claiming they wanted work in eastern Montana and western North Dakota's oil fields.

After smoking crack cocaine over the entire trip, Waters allegedly told Spell the drug 'brought the devil out in him' and began talking about kidnapping and killing a female, AP reports.

After they spotted Arnold, Spell claims that Waters told him to 'grab the lady' and pull her into their Ford Explorer as she jogged by.

After they got Arnold into the car, they choked her to death and then buried her body in a shallow grave in North Dakota.

Why would anyone do something like that?

#3 Unfortunately, sickos will even be found working for the government.  Just as so many of us feared, TSA workers are actually purposely selecting attractive women to go through the body scanners so that they can admire their naked bodies.  The following are actual quotations from official TSA complaints....

-“I feel I was targeted by the TSA employee to go through the see-you-naked machine because I am a semi-attractive female.”

-“The screener appeared to enjoy the process of picking someone rather than doing true random screening. I felt this was inappropriate. A woman behind me was also “randomly selected.”

-“TSA staff ‘trolling’ the lines looking for people to pull out was unprofessional.”

-“I know he went to that room to see my naked body through the machine with the other guy.”

-“When I looked around, I saw that there were only women that were “told” to go through this machine. There were no men.”

One woman was recently forced to go through the body scanner three times because the TSA workers wanted to get a really good look at her "cute figure".

Isn't about time that we admitted that the TSA is a massive failure?

#4 The American people seem more depressed than ever.  So are we the most depressed nation in the entire world?  The U.S. has the highest percentage of women taking antidepressants of any country in the world, and kids in the U.S. are three times more likely to be prescribed antidepressants than kids in Europe are.

#5 The gang problem in the United States has never been worse.  According to the FBI, the number of gang members in the United States has risen by 40 percent since 2009 and there are now a total of 1.4 million gang members living inside this country.

#6 Millions of other young people are not able to find jobs once they finish school and end up financially dependent on their parents.  Today, record numbers of young adults are living at home.  Many of these young people end up very disillusioned and very frustrated.  Right now, more than 30 percent of all Americans in the 18 to 34 age bracket are currently living at home with their parents.  That is not good news for the future of this country.

#7 All over America, criminals are becoming bolder and more desperate.  The following is a report about one serial home invader from the Washington Post....

A housekeeper was tied up and sexually assaulted and a mother and teenage son were tied up during a home invasion in Bethesda early Wednesday morning that Montgomery County police say involves the same suspect as in a home invasion Tuesday in Wheaton.

As the economy gets even worse, home invasions will become even more common.  You might want to learn how to defend yourself.

#8 These days thieves will steal literally anything.  Each night in cities all over the nation more street lights are going out as thieves strip the copper wiring right out of them. In the San Francisco area, one very ambitious group of thieves actually swiped a copper bell that weighs 2.7 tons.

#9 One of the clearest signs that America is decomposing is the stunning decline of major cities such as Detroit.  In response to my recent article about the death of Detroit, a reader identified as Bill posted the following....

Seeing what is happening to Detroit makes me want to cry AND scream.

I’m a native Detroiter myself – born in Harper Hospital on the east side & was one of those 2 million plus counted in the 1950 Census. I left Detroit in the early 70s for work reasons and had not gone back there since 1984.

When I drove through there on my way to Port Huron last September I “made a lap” around the city – got off I-75 downtown, made a loop around the downtown area (the 2 new stadiums look nice as does the RenCen) then went out Michigan Avenue to 12th and up through the 1967 Riot area to Grand River and out to the northwestern part of town where I grew up and went to school.

What a depressing trip. All my old haunts are gone, boarded up or burnt to the ground. The car dealer where I bought my first car (the old “Redford Rambler” on Grand River just west of Evergreen) is nothing but a slab. All the car dealers along the Grand River strip from Evergreen to McNicoles (6 Mile Rd.) are gone, the 16th Precinct Police Station at GR & Mc Nicholes is abandoned and the high school where my cousin graduated is all boarded up (Redford High School, across Grand River from the old police station). My old house on Lasher just north of Grand River is there but the stores in the area are all gone. One would think space aliens had come and taken all the life out of the area.

On that same article, another reader identified as "Disappointed" shared his thoughts on the decline of that once great city....

I worked in Detroit for a few years a while back. I was fascinated by the crumbling ruins, drove around to see a lot of them after work (a couple of times I drove through neighborhoods that I can tell you now I would not go near, even in the daytime). It was sad and fascinating at the same time. I would not even THINK of doing that now, it would be highly dangerous. I would not even work in Detroit now.

#10 But it isn't just Detroit that is falling apart.  This kind of thing is happening all over the country.  A reader identified as Golden Child recently left the following comment on my website....

Much of America is like Detroit. America is rotting from California to West Virginia to Baltimore. It’s the same song across the United States. High unemployment, falling rent and or house prices, massive police lay-offs, giant spikes in crime accompanied by a rising cost of living and fewer job opportunities. Vallejo and Oakland, California are very much like Detroit. Vallejo ranked as the ninth most miserable city in America according to Forbes. Oakland and Vallejo have laid off nearly half of their police forces. You can get an apartment in Vallejo or Oakland for $200-600 a month although the median monthly rent in California is well over a thousand dollars with Bay Area rent being generally higher. There is a reason why rent is so comparably dirt cheap in those cities. San Francisco-Oakland-Vallejo collectively make up the car-theft capital of the United States. Northern CA cities like Oakland, Richmond and Stockton are regulars on the top ten most dangerous cities in America list. Baltimore, MD is also very much like Detroit with its thousands of abandoned rowhomes, high concentration of Black poverty, drugs and violence. Camden, NJ, East St. Louis, Gary Indiana are all no different from the D. Even large sections of wealthy world class cities like DC, NYC and San Francisco are impoverished quasi-third world hellholes. Southeast DC has the highest unemployment rate of anywhere in America despite the fact that DC is the richest city and metro in America. NYC has the widest income inequality gap of any metro area. Massive swaths of NYC are dangerous towering project buildings packed with working poor minorities. SF is home to some of the most sub-standard public housing in America in neighborhoods like Hunter’s Point, Sunnydale and Potrero Hill. America has been rotting from the core since at least the 70′s.

Sadly, this is just the beginning.

As the economic decline of this nation accelerates, people are going to become much more desperate.

And desperate people do desperate things.

So where do all of you think America is headed?  Please feel free to post a comment with your opinion below....

***EPILOGUE***

I wanted to post a couple of new comments from the readers.  These are more firsthand examples of what life is like on the streets of America today....

---Comment By "Bean"---

This evening I had to pick my daughter up from work,a fast food restaurant in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. My daughter came out later than expected so I had to sit in the car for about forty minutes waiting. While waiting a man walked up to my car and reached for the door handle, thankfully I had the doors locked, he started tapping on the window, I drove off went around the block and parked again to wait for my daughter. A little while later an elderly man with a cane, who appeared to be homeless, shuffled along the sidewalk, he saw me sitting in the car and he came up and tapped on the window, fortunately at that moment my daughter came out of work so I pulled up and picked her up and we got out of town. It was creepy, this was downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana, a city with a population of around 300,000, I was shocked! I do not want my daughter coming out of work at night into this kind of environment, I will be contacting the owner of the business to let them know that it is not a safe environment for young people to have to walk to their cars after dark.

---Comment By Madsr---

My wife and I were discussing this exact thing. A young girl in our quiet Arkansas town met a local guy off the internet she ended up dead on his family farm in a 55 gal drum…..Who does this? We live in a town of 4000 where we all know each other, a man walked into a little shop 3 weeks ago and raped the woman behind the counter. My wife and I consider where we live very safe compared to most of America. Yet we never go anywhere that we are not both carrying a pistol. That is what is so different between todays depression and the great depression. Most people would not hurt or kill you for food or goods. They were more apt to suffer quietly or sneak and get a chicken. It is just the opposite today they are being told everyday they are owed food and goods. The only reason they don’t have them is because the rich have it all, so you should take it from them. I guess that makes most of us that have worked 60 hours a week for the last 25 or 30 years the rich evil people. This is not going to get better regardless of the President both sides have supported the moral decay. God help us!

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  • Dave

    It is Apple’s fault.

  • Mgui35

    Greece, except with guns. Lots of them.

  • tappedops

    Another Nice one Mr.M…
    But its the tip/o/the/iceburg… lets hope they shut you and the rest of the truth down before you have to write a piece about …yep… Canabalism

  • Bean

    The home invasions remind me of the movie Clockwork Orange.

    This evening I had to pick my daughter up from work,a fast food restaurant in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. My daughter came out later than expected so I had to sit in the car for about forty minutes waiting. While waiting a man walked up to my car and reached for the door handle, thankfully I had the doors locked, he started tapping on the window, I drove off went around the block and parked again to wait for my daughter. A little while later an elderly man with a cane, who appeared to be homeless, shuffled along the sidewalk, he saw me sitting in the car and he came up and tapped on the window, fortunately at that moment my daughter came out of work so I pulled up and picked her up and we got out of town. It was creepy, this was downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana, a city with a population of around 300,000, I was shocked! I do not want my daughter coming out of work at night into this kind of environment, I will be contacting the owner of the business to let them know that it is not a safe environment for young people to have to walk to their cars after dark.

  • http://worldendsat5newsat11.blogspot.com Tony Lamb

    I grew up in Flint MI and I can tell you in the 70′s it was great everything was booming but now it’s a Hell hole. whole neighborhoods are abandoned and it’s row upon row of burnt out and abandonded homes. It looks more like Mexico City than Flint MI. I ask myself where will it all end, but sadly – I know where it will end…
    See how to survive the coming Economic Collapse at: http://surviving12-21-2012.blogspot.com

  • James

    it is so incedibly sad what is happening to USA for the sake of corporate profits and the result of government handouts to the “underprivaledged”.
    I am from South side of Chicago and my dad was a hard working machinist. What a great guy!! I had to work and earn my way to YMCA camp by selling thin mints. Did it for 2 years.
    Point is that due to corporate greed and power consolidation by offshoring, America has been destroyed and until there is a collapse, there is no fix for our problems. Sad but true. Regards and good luck, James

  • James

    My Bad, It is incredibly. Sorry

  • Rancher

    I carry. I practice. I will draw and shoot.

    You..will be best to steer clear.

    • knightowl77

      Amen….shoot two in the chest, one to the head…

      Double tap then head bang….

      • Lennie Pike

        Sound’s a lot like “getting your head blow clean off” – Dirty Harry.

  • DaytoDay

    I can still remember when people would give you a crazy look if you didn’t act nice to a child…

    Today, if you so much as smile at a child, people think you’re a pedophile…

    And so, you are correct Michael, people take off running if you try to ask a stranger and from my experience even “acquaintances” a question…

    And the “See Something Say Something” campaign isn’t helping…

  • Sid Davis

    Two simple problems for the average person:

    (1)Government and corporations have colluded to use the power of government(laws) to rig the economy in favor of the few at the expense of the many, resulting in a huge transfer of wealth to the elite ruling political/corporate class.

    (2)Energy is no longer cheap nor plentiful, resulting in contraction of economic activity. We are dependent on the output of the industrial age for our survival, and the industrial age is under pressure for want of adequate energy to fuel it.

    The problem of the majority being fleeced of their wealth under the current system of plunder and control will not likely be solved at the election booths. Traditionally such systems end in a violent rearrangement of political arrangements.

    The problem of insufficient energy is unsolvable, and can only be dealt with through a much higher death rate with the survivors moving back in time to an agricultural age similar to the 18th century which can only support a much reduced population.

    Being near the end of my life, it was sure interesting to have a life spanning the peak of human civilization.

    • Lin S

      A very cogent, lucid post – thanks, Sid!

      (“J)

  • http://google conservanator

    #11
    That disgusting “entertainer” M.I.A., as seen during halftime of the 2012 Super Bowl.

    #12
    That disgusting “entertainer”, Nicki Minaj, as seen on the 2012 Grammys.

    #13
    The public glorifing a woman, Whitney Houston, who smoked crack cocaine while her preschool daughter was in the same house.

    All you have to do is look at the mind set of the youth of this country and you will know it’s going to end badly.

    • Rhynn

      Can the thinly disguised racial rant. I find it impossible to believe you hang quotes around the word “entertainer” when you discuss druggies like Elvis, Janis Joplin, Aerosmith, Amy Winehouse, Motley Crue, Guns N Roses, or any of the other THOUSANDS of musicians who fit the bill. Likewise with made mobsters turned music icons like Frank Sinatra, child raping directors like Roman Polanski, murdering music moguls like Ron Spector, or wife abusing murderous actors like Robert Blake.

      See this is America’s real problem, and why the place is actually DONE. The inability of the morons in this country for whom creating differences and manufactured superiority over someone else trumps true wisdom and solidarity. That, and the sense of entitlement that leads to people unwilling to do things they can respect themselves for because the rest of the world should be handing them that respect.

      It never ceases to amaze me how many people come on to sites like this, nod like bobbleheads as if they have some sort of insight and awareness, and then come right out of their mouths proving they don’t have a clue what the main idea is. If comments like this are still coming from the “enlightened” among us we might as well all fall on grenades right now and save everyone else in the world a ton of time.

      • Gary2

        remember the study from Canada proving conservatives are not as smart as average people and are almost all racists. This should not surprise you as this site is majorly slanted to the right.

    • xander cross

      Funny how you left out the main performer of the 2012 Super Bowl during Illuminiti performances and you did not call her disgusting, oh, I know why, because her name is Madonna and she is white. #12 Funny how you did not metioned Lady Gaga and her performances on many grammys. #13, you fail to metioned Amy Winehouse, who actually wrote a song about not going to rehab and actually smoke cocane during performances live. Oh, that’s right, they all are white performers and you did not attack them. Typical racism here, I bet you’re a Rick Santourm supporter.

  • http://SGTreport Kim

    Very Sad Indeed!

  • Bill

    What’s your beef, life is great, take a break like the normal people. Take a ski vacation!

    • Michael

      Like the very famous wife of a very famous politician just did?

      Michael

      • xander cross

        You mean George Bush and all of the land he brought in Paragray? Or James Cameron and all of the land he brought from New Zealand? Something is going on here?

      • Bill

        BINGO

  • Ian

    I live in Denver. People are nice and friendly here and there is very low crime from what i can see. I can walk up to strangers and talk to them like they are neighbors.
    Granted it is hard to find a job, but people seem optomistic here.

  • Ramo

    It doesn’t help that religion is under attack. IM aware some people hate religion but, the fact remains this country had much more values instilled in them due to their religious upbringing. Sadly, today, that is undermined by a constant wave of anti-religious laws and programming. The town I live in is full of pagans. How did we America come to this. Pagan/ wiccan/ new age-just another name for out-with-all-the-old-values. People do have the freedom to choose, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it. When people stand for nothing, they will fall for anything. We got this far by traditional values, we are coming undone because of the loss of them. Where will having no values lead us as a people?

    • r.bitting

      It will and already has LED US to the fulfillment of Romans ch. 1 and Deuteronomy ch. 28.

    • xander cross

      Religion is not under attack. You all are just attacking people that don’t believe in your bible and then you all are shocked that people who don’t believe in your false book, fight back against you. You christains had many decades of killing people who did not believe what you believe in and enslave people who had different skin color than you. Worse, christains back in the day, actually forbid and made a law that made it illegal for black people to read the bible.

      • Gary2

        remember the study from Canada-see above post.

      • Ian

        Please present the evidence that christians tried to stop black people from reading the bible. Thats completely ridiculous and false as black people embraced the christian religion with full force. Stop attacking christians. You are only fulfilling a prophecy for them that “in the last days there will be many scoffers.” Seriously…… i am beginning to see that we are losing our way and falling apart as a counry BECAUSE we are putting aside religion, faith and belief.

        • gary2

          see canada study-most conservatives are racsist

        • Gay Veteran

          white slaveowners prevented their slaves from reading anything!

      • WM

        I believe in the Bible, and am a Christian. I would never dream of “attacking” you if you do not believe what I believe. I do believe the Bible is very clear that you will face a Holy God on judgement day, and if you have not repented and believe in Jesus Christ, then you will not be saved and will perish in Hell.

        Now that we got that off the table.

        Your comment about blacks not being able to read the Bible. I want you to think carefully about your statement. Do you think me as a Christian, who believed that Jesus Christ is the only way to the father, ( heaven), would prohibit someone from reading the very book that can get them saved???

        Do you think Biblical Christians would ever kill someone who does not believe what they believe?? Find for me in the New Testament where this concept is ever even eluded to. You may be referring to Islam or any other religious system that tries to control the people and persecutes any who will not be a part of it, but you are most definetly not referring to Biblical Christianity.

        It is becoming so redundant when people attack Christians, when in fact, what they are thinking is Christianity is in fact, Roman Catholocism. The RC church did not want black or anyone to search the Bible, because if they did they would see the many differences in Biblical teaching and RC.

        Sorry all RC out there, I am not trying to attack your faith, but just defending accusations and attacks on what peoples prsuppositions of what they think Christianity is, and is actually a religious system that they are referring to/attacking.

        Problem is today, the Christianity that many people see, is so far foreign to the Christianity in the NT.

    • Gay Veteran

      ************, you have less to fear from Wiccans than fundamentalist Christians

      • Lennie Pike

        Unless the wiccans are successful in recruiting you into satanism.

  • http://n/a jgouig

    I live in Oakland, I know Vallejo, and I have relatives and sometimes visit Detroit (my mother was born there.) Oakland & Vallejo are in no way like Detroit, thus the credibility of this article is ruined.

    • jtaylor

      I live in the SF Bay area and I’ve visited Detroit. Contrary to what jgouig thinks, parts of both Oakland and Vallejo are run down ghettos and look a lot like Detroit.

    • WM

      I don’t know where in Oakland you live. I was there for 1 month, 5 years ago and it was a crime ridden sewer. Over priced and I did not feel safe at night at all.

      Just my experience with your city.

  • kalord

    http://Www.formypeople.org the dreams at this website give 100% accurate details of what is happening before it happens. Read them and be amazed!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rtype

    America used to be a shinning light on a hill, but in just a short amount of time it has now degenerated into a cesspool of corruption, deceit, immorality, selfishness & despair.
    Covetousness has infiltrated every aspect of our nations people, no wonder our founders quoted Exodus as a warning to future generations: “Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness…” Have Americans provided this nation with able men today?
    Even worse, we have brought in the third world with red carpet treatment, as the liberals and corporations decry how much we need them for manual labor jobs. What happened to the tens of millions of Americans who would have taken those jobs? I forgot, we murdered them in the womb all under the banner of freedom.
    Our education system is a complete and total disaster. Since evolution became popular in our school system in 1963, violent crime has increased by 1000%. If you believe in evolution how do you tell right from wrong? Intelligence without God only produces an intellectual Barbarian.
    The debt bubble is nothing short of thievery to our future generations. On top of the theft you also have all the deceit that comes with it. Wouldn’t it be refreshing to see just one politician stand up and tell us just how corrupt the whole system has become? Instead all we get are endless games of 3 card Monte.
    Evil is indeed ripe for harvest.

    • Rodster

      Correction, our school system went downhill when the Gubmint took it over. That’s why kids learn all the important stuff like putting a condom on a cucumber and Heather has two mommies.

      Yeah isn’t our school system just peachy? That’s why we keep dumping more money down the education systems money pit and we get worse results. That’s why most of the smart kids who beat our kids at the unimportant stuff like reading, writing, arithmetic and science come from other countries.

      We have become the society Gary2 wants us to be. :P

      • Gary2

        not even close-tax the greedy hard to help the needy.

        When Obama wins a second term I will say we are at least on the correct road!

    • http://n/a Ben

      You can quote scripture all you want but the fact remains that it’s the non-Christians who have the lowest divorce and out of wedlock child birth rates compared to everyone else – both in the oxidant and the orient. In other words, you don’t have to be a Christian or a Muslim to be a decent and wholesome person.

      • WM

        Where did you read that statistic? You do have to be a Christian to be saved according to the Bible.

        The thought that we have some how offended God, doesn’t seem to enter our thoughts. Please consider the following questions.

        1. Would you consider yourself a good person?

        2. What will happen to you when you die?

        3. If no one is perfect, how good is good enough?

        Lets look in the Word of our Creator (Bible) for answers:

        1. Have you ever told a lie? ( lie)
        “…………..and all liars—their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.” Revelation 21:8

        2. Have you ever stolen anything? ( Thief)
        “……. nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God…”
        1 Corinthians 6:9-10

        3. Have you ever looked at another person with lust?
        (adultery)

        “But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed ADULTERY with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into HELL.”
        Matthew 5:27-29

        4. Have you ever had sex before marriage? ( fornication)
        “…………the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
        Revelation 21:8

        Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God…”
        1 Corinthians 6:9-10
        (bold text added)

        If you have, then you have broken Gods Law,
        (10 Commandments) Having “more” “good works” than bad will not save you. God is a Holy and Righteous God, and will judge all unrighteousness. His justice demands that absolute justice is done. If you are found guilty, (we are all guilty) according to the Bible, you will end up in Hell for eternity.

        He who has the Son has Life, he who does not have the Son does not have Life”
        1 John 5:12

        Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.” John 3:36

        “…..he who does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed the testimony God has given of his Son” 1 John 5:10

        “ for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,..” Romans 3:23

        “The LAW of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple” Psalm 19:7

        “Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for BY THE LAW IS THE KNOWLEDGE OF SIN” Romans 3:20

        “..I would not have known sin, EXCEPT THROUGHT THE LAW, for I would not have know covetousness unless the law had said , “You shall not covet”. Romans 7:7

        “For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it” James 2:10

        If you were to die tonight, what would happen to you then?

        “Man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment” Hebrews 9:27

        However……….. God is also a Loving God, rich in mercy and loves you so desperately….so much that he provided a way for you to be reconciled to him ( forgiven)…by coming to earth as Jesus and dying on a cross in your place that you may be freely reconciled to God.

        “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life” John 3:16

        “The Love of God was manifested towards us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we may live through him” 1 John 4:9

        If you will repent, ( turn away from sin) and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ and ask him for his free gift of Salvation, God will forgive you and you will have Eternal life with God and not perish. He is the only way to eternal life.

        “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

        Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” John 14:6

        Do it today!!!!!!! as you do not know when you will be taken from this life. You could be suddenly murdered in a senseless shooting, get sick, or die in a fatal accident.

        One thing all Humans share….

        We don’t know when that day of death will come. You cannot with absolute certainty say that you will be alive tomorrow. Think of all the people who have died, surely they thought they would make it till tomorrow.

        Repent and Call upon the Lord today!!!

        • gary2

          I have never coveted m y neighbors oxen, nor his man servant. Maybe his maid servant though. 2 out of three ain’t bad!

        • gary2

          Actually I wonder if farmers covet their neighbors oxen? Maybe that was put in the covet list on their behalf?

    • Gay Veteran

      “If you believe in evolution how do you tell right from wrong?”

      Eyeroll. You can do whatever you want so long as you don’t harm someone else.

  • luis

    damm the u.s.a is doom there no hope for it china an iran are better then us

  • priceless

    Interesting observations, but where is this leading and what is the solution Michael?

    • Michael

      Where this is leading is beyond anything that most Americans would ever imagine, and the solutions are beyond anything that most Americans would ever accept.

      Michael

      • r.bitting

        Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened that it cannot save: Nor His ear heavy that it cannot hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God: And your sins have hidden His face from you, so that he will not hear, for your hands are defiled with blood, And your fingers with iniquity: Your lips have spoken lies, your tongue has muttered perversity. No one calls for justice, nor does any plead for truth. They trust in empty words and speak lies: They concieve evil and bring forth iniquity… Isaiah 59:1-4

        • http://n/a Ben

          Worshiping a psychopath that burns people of other faiths (or lack there of) isn’t the solution to our moral and economic delima.

        • Gary2

          Beware of nephelim in magog clothing!

  • Rodster

    Look no further than the sewer that OWS the has produced. Rapes, defecating on police cars, violence towards one another, drugs, deaths.

    • Gay Veteran

      right-wing bilge

  • Paul

    Anyone who politely introduces him or herself to me in the streets is most likely to ask for 73 pence in the next sentence.

  • chiller

    The zombies probably best describe the condition of the US and the direction it’s heading. Like zombies, more cities will follow suit as they too are infected.

  • Eric V. Encina

    America is not exempted from these savage cruelties of crisis as the after effects of disastrous debt finance capitalism and usury and the nasty-muddy-money-poisoned leaders.

    We’re all in great dying and in fact in the state of comatose. Poverty, hunger, diseases, more debts, unemployment, homelessness, violence and heinous crimes are becoming ordinary of the days under the present system.

    The life of the poor of the earth are indeed a cruel rigor (not according to the plans of God-the owner of all universal wealth) under the most ruthless, parasitic, crooked and pestiferously life-killing, family-and-community-nation-destroying debt-based-logged/usury- swindling monetary system of its monstrous cuckoos and monetary hoaxers, economic rascals, and financial hoodlums, mercilessly slaughtering the multitudes of the poor, with everlasting throes of pains, atrocities and countless indignities and unnamed horrors by adroitly and astutely monopolizing the monetary creation and its extremely unfair methods of distribution by way of slavery.

    Can we still wiggle out from the dungeon of debts and poverty in the world under the global private banking hegemony?

    If we will not curse the system, then we will continue to embrace it?

    If then, we will continue to embrace the pestiferous system, then all of us are also ipso factor pestiferous. We will continue to consent unncesssary miseries and agonies in the world.

    If 1 Billion people will curse it, then there is a big chance to change it.

    I am a believer that curse, per se, is not bad, but depends on the gravity of things. And even we don’t or we will not curse the system, the banking system itself is, ipfo facto, cursable already. We can see the truckload of evidences and the debacles of its life-soul-earth-destroying effects to billions of peoples across the planet.

    Banking System is intrinsically a menace to humanity. The creation of money ex nihilo and lend at interest with collateral is intrinsically evil.

    So long as the system is crooked, there is no sane recovery from these present predicaments. My single and absolute dream in my lifetime is to totally free my country Philippines, and if possible all nations and all peoples FROM POVERTY AND DEBT-FINANCE AND USURY. Poverty, except it is voluntary, must be cursed. Poverty is an insult to God because He is the God of endless, illiminatable boundless wealth. He created everything for all His children. And to control wealth is not His will, except, He allows or permits it for unknown divine reasons. And poverty, in mind, in the state of destitution of billions of people across the planet, is never, and will never be, the Will of God.

    Monetary Reform is not only the will of men, this is the will of God, simply because this is about the distribution of wealth for all people without exceptions embodied in the doctrines of justice and charity.

    Can there be a global or universal votation or referendum to break away from the universal debt money system?

    We are now the culminations of global financial upheavals and humanity cannot afford to continue such savage cruelties.

    And financial-economic crisis is precipitated by endless survival problems, health crisis and calamities.

    “If I could change the world, the first thing I would do is to make sure that everybody had enough income to meet their basic needs.” – Paul Bathurs.

    “Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.” – Francis Bacon

    The proposal, clamor, demand and or the need of annual universal financial dividend/supplementary basic income to every citizen on earth, of all nations by practical economic implementations and or by legislation, annually – $10,000 of whatever currency value in the world is the best and culminating rewards for financial-economic justice and bill of rights guaranteed from the cradle to the grave IS THE ONLY LAST RECOURSE SOLUTION to every citizen!!!!!!!!

    THE PROVISION OF ANNUAL DIVIDEND TO EVERY CITIZEN MUST BE IMPLEMENTED WITHOUT DELAY TO BE GUARANTEED BY THE STATES OF THE NATIONS AS SACROSANCT AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE FOR ALL.

    US$10,000 to every citizen annually is the primordial remedy to end poverty in the 21st century.

    The truth is that:

    IN TIMES OF ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL TYRANNY, PEOPLE LOOK FOR REAL REFORM OF THE SYSTEM AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE, AND NOT A CONTINUATION OF THE STATUS QUO OF THE GREAT ENGINE OF DESTRUCTION!

    The debt money system at usury and the present political system are actually a reflection of who the citizens are! The deep-seated problem although not really intractable, is that people are mind-conditioned and brainwashed to keep up the debt money system while hardly opened up to money reform or debt free money system. This is my fundamental problem in the Philippines for almost 20 years, that is why I am almost giving up the campaign in this part of the world with all my disappointments, discouragement, opposition and even threats and intimidation to my life and to my family over the years.

    I believe that those who campaign for monetary reform and against usury are correct. This is not actually, per se, the issue of criticizing the government but of rectifying the system. Remember even the politicians themselves are misled, mind-conditioned, brainwashed and sadly, and brutally truthful they are mostly money-poisoned. If ever we throw criticisms objectively, we are doing this for good aims for positive development to attain financial-economic justice.

    We are not attacking the bankers per se, but we are against the present banking system that is at defective operation detrimental to humanity as we can see the present GFC (Global financial crisis) and in fact even US government is running out of time how to address the pestiferous effects of debt finance disaster capitalism and yet politicians are not amenable, in fact, many are defensive of the system that gives them benefits while destroys the citizens and pawns the future of the nations without any hope in sight under the calamitous debacles of debt and interest. The effects of debt money system are endless as we experience everyday even a simple devaluation of our currencies is worsening off and our purchasing power cannot purchase anymore to attune to our dignity as human beings.

    MY PROPOSALS TO IMF AND WB in 2012:

    Cancel all debts of nations. Advise all nations to create their own money debt-free and provide extra basic income to every citizen: man, woman and child by virtue of citizenship as inalienable within the universal law granted by God as wealth-financial-economic bill of rights from the cradle to the grave.

    GIVE BACK TO NATIONS BY EXPEDIENCY – THE RIGHT OF STATE-OWNED CENTRAL BANKING SYSTEM WHERE GOVERNMENT BY LAW CAN FUNCTION TO HAVE GOVERNMENT-CREATED MONEY DEBT-FREE!

    THIS IS THE ONLY LAST-OFF SOLUTION before the global suicide en masse or global financial tsunami hits us to total despair.

    WE NEED AT LEAST ONE BILLION PEOPLE IN THIS PLANET to condemn and curse the system and likewise we need the same one billion people to have a uniform and universal belief of the power of the real solution of debt-free money creation, and the distribution of wealth by God-given and peoples’ rights.

    What we also need right now is to completely change humanity, the mindset, the philosophy, the orientation and education to support the idea-scheme of debt-free Government-public banking created money and the provision of financial-economic security to everyone. So many things will change.

    God has created the earthly goods for all men, without exception, no doubt. Hence, all men without exception, have the inherent basic inalienable rights in strict social and economic justice to have such share from the abundance of earthly goods as needed to live as human persons as children of God. God-made-wealth and men-transformed earthly goods could only serve life when these are distributed according to justice and charity

    PEOPLE’S ABSOLUTE RIGHTS

    1. True God, Not False God.
    2. People’s Wealth & Ownerships
    3. People’s Money Debt & Usury Free
    4. People’s Just Economy
    5. People’s Right of Dividend Income
    6. People’s Central Bank, Not Private Central Bank
    7. People’s Common Laws (Common People’s Equal Protection of Laws) (Repeal the Philippine Constitution to remove its defects and make amendments favorable to the people, not to powerful few).
    8. People’s Court – Grand Jury
    9. People’s Justice
    10. People’s Social Justice
    11. People’s Human Rights & Access
    12. People’s Verdict To Traitors, Quislings, Thieves, Corrupt officials & Plunderers
    13. People’s Death Penalty to Guilty Leaders Under People’s Due Process.

    LEX TALIONES AGAINST THE BANKERS

    By Eric V. Encina

    This is the high time to apply “Lex Taliones” – the law of revenge and retaliation against those who control money-the bankers and their minions. The best law of revenge and retaliation is not of violence and murder, but the noble endeavor and clamor to take back the “creation of money” from the private bankers and “restore back” the creation of money by the rules of law to Government(s) where it organically and rightfully belongs for the public prosperity and security. This shall be the era of debt-free money economy.

    The time is very ripe to write off the debts.

    Why do we need to continue tolerate debt finance disaster capitalism and usury, when it is logical and practicable to create and print the money in any currency DEBT-INTEREST-FREE and distribute money to every man, woman and child in the world? Stupid, really!

    Why do we need to continue to suffer agony in the carnage and terrorism of debt slavery and its savage cruelty under debt finance system, of extremely chronic shortage of money and its domino effects and attendant evils of poverty, hunger, homelessness and all kinds of miseries while our governments are acting like idiots continually and endlessly borrowing money at interest in vicious cycles and then satisfy all the conditions and interest to the bankers at the cost of their citizens’ miseries and unnecessary deaths.

    CAN WE FIGHT?

    The noble fight of the concerned and conscientious citizens for the love of nation(s)¸of humanity¸for the financial-economic justice and reform¸for peace, justice, and equality, for all people against deb-finance-disaster-capitalism is now more than a warfare, but has become ferociously, implacably and savagely “gladiatorial”, by circumstances, before and against the the ECHELONS of the Magisterium and peritus of the ever-voraciously fiendishhoodlums of international financiers, bankers, tycoons and global manipulators and their controlled minions across the planet dictating, manipulating, intimidating the goyims who are irresistibly mind-conditioned, brainwashed, stupidized, idiotized by the dexterities of medianized, movienized and televisionized adroit propaganda that make these peoples to numbness of conscience and complete mesmerization without options.

    Eric V. Encina

    • JR

      I’m sorry but I found your post excessively long and even harder to understand. There are lots of words to be sure but, what’s the point?

      Respectfully, I say, less is more.

      • Gary2

        when all is said and done more is said than done!

    • DEBBEE

      Hey Eric, this blew me away.. Would like to commend you on this work of art.

  • Rodster

    How about the son who tried to evict his 98 year old mother on her birthday? Oh and just so you know, she competent, gets around and pays all of her bills on time.
    http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Man-tries-to-evict-98-year-old-mom-from-Conn-home-3338829.php

    I’m not a church goer by I do believe in God. But this is what happens when you pull God out of peoples lives and replace it with secularism. Again look no further than the degenerate losers OWS has produced.

  • r.bitting

    Into the Book of Revelation, thats where we are headed.

    • Gary2

      watch out here comes gog-magog!

      • Lennie Pike

        You got that right.

    • http://n/a Ben

      OR the prophecies of Zoroaster, Vedic astrological predictions,and the Mayans too. The Bible isn’t the only religious text to make predictions about the future. In fact it was neither the first nor the last.

      • WM

        The Bible BLOWS any other ancient text out of the water regarding its amazing accuracy in prophecy. You cannot even compare it to others. I have tried, all others fail. Not enough space here to even begin on Bible prophecy. You sound like a guy who will not believe because he does not want to believe in the true and Living God of the Bible. I could show you from the books of Daniel, Ezekiel, Revelation, etc. things that are coming in VERY EXACTING DETAILS. We could then look at just the amount of prophecies that Jesus of Nazareth fulfilled in his life, many were beyond his or anyone elses control and came to pass EXACTLY as predicted.

        I think the real problem is that you hate God and simply do not have room for the God of the Bible in your life. To do so would make you accountable, and thats the last thing you want is someone telling you how to live your life with all the “rules and commandments”

        I will pray for you. I used to be in a very similar place..until I met the Living Jesus who changed my life and saved me.

        Please do me a favor, please just make sure you are right in what you believe about God. I would hate for you to die (could be tonight) and face a Holy God you to go to Hell because of some misinformation someone gave you or false presuppositions or not being truly open minded and seeking Truth.

        • Lennie Pike

          I’m convinced that turning over control and not doing things “your way” anymore – in other words pride, is the main reason people refuse to believe – not that they are against God.

          Bad thing is that that doesn’t matter – in the end the results are the same.

          Maybe that is why pride is at the top of the sin list – it keeps you isolated from God.

  • http://www.YouTube.com/thepreparedpastor Prepared Pastor

    Everything that has a beginning has an end. It is the same with individuals, empires, and the earth itself. We are living above our means in an age where we have learned how to extract and use up resources accumulated throughout history.

    The book, The Collapse of Complex Societies, details how ‘the state’ is only possible when surpluses exist. The powers that be have done everything possible to artificially extend the surplus. This will result in our violent transition to a third-world country.

  • Westboundnup

    Smaller cities are suffering from an exodus of residents and employers. They have resorted to publicly-funded gambits in an attempt to draw people into the city. Organic commercial growth has been replaced with stimulus footed by the taxpayer.

  • Bill

    Why worry, things always get fixed-look at Greece.

  • Donald Wilson

    This country is doomed. Buckle up will be one hell of a ride.

    • r.bitting

      A ride to Hell is closer to the truth.

      • Lin S

        This.

        + 1

      • Gary2

        lake of fire here we come

  • Arthur S

    What is not surprising to me as I read this article:

    The cities and states in the most trouble consistently vote for Democrats to be in charge.

    • jtaylor

      I live in California which has become a bankrupt entitlement hellhole which is overwhelmingly controlled by Democrats. Rich Democrat liberals like Barbawa Streisand live in lavish gated compounds on the coast and they never have to mingle with the entitlement masses who live inland. Our hope and change leader jets in occasionally from Washington D.C. trolling for millions of dollars in campaign funds from the wealthy Democrats that he supposedly wants to tax more. HA! What a joke!

    • Gay Veteran

      then why are the conservative states the ones taking the most Federal money?

      • Gary2

        Remember the Canadian study about conservatives being dumb. They can rail against the gov out of one side of their mouth and take gov benefits in the other side. Its called Cognitive Dissonance and the conservatives have this in in the extreme.

        Cognitive Dissonance defined for the conservatives who probably have no clue what this means as it is more than 1-2 syllables.

        The state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, esp. as relating to behavioral decisions and attitude change.

  • M

    Oh, Michael…there you go again with a story of our rotting society. This, of course, can not be true as it is not headlines in every paper and lead story on every channel. (as recently noted by a commenter)
    We are in the worst kinds of trouble, and I fear a large percentage of the population continues to be distracted by the explosion of “reality” garbage on TV, the pursuit of the latest igadget, or just about anything to avoid seeing the truth. Sadly, we have largely become a society that can’t be told something. We have to be beaten over the head before it is understood. By then…it’s too late.
    Keep up the good work. In the end, you will have done your part in trying to reach and inform as many as possible.

  • http://www.boltonlegal.com Andrew Bolton

    The picture below the article shows it all. I’m not begrudging some kids having a fun night on the town, holding a beer & acting like zombies. But what I am concerned is its commonality. What I’m concerned about is that their counterparts in China (with whom an armed conflict is not unimaginable) could never been dreamed-up acting this way. No, these kids’ Chinese counterparts are either in college ace-ing their math and science exams, or loaded down like a pack mule in some province, working thei butts off. Which group is more capable of defending its country? Warmonger? Perhaps. But reality has its component here too.

    • JanZizka

      Not a warmonger, just an awake realist. Despite the thin veneer of civility we sugarcoat it with, at the end of the day the entire world system is held up by but one thing: force.

      Those kids’ Chinese peers (actually, I would say superiors) are exhibiting the values we have cast aside in our decadence, hard work and diligence are not treated as the punch lines of a bad joke as they are here.

  • David

    You are so right on about lawlessness. Atlanta had one of the most vigorous housing markets in the world and now there are foreclosures and abandoned properties everywhere. What is worse is the squatters that come in and just set up in these houses. They say they have a legal right to live in them. What a joke! The police can not keep up with kicking them out. Years of liberalism has caused this. Unions bullying has driven jobs out of the country. Public schools have thought more about political correctness than with teaching. Too many people want something for nothing. Our presses are turning out funny money at an astounding rate. The patient is dying and the Dr. is using band aids! We are in deep trouble.

    • Gay Veteran

      “Unions bullying has driven jobs out of the country.”

      are you high? corporations for the sake of profit are shipping American jobs to China, India, Vietnam, etc.

      • Gary2

        remember the Canada study…

  • mark

    This is a article that should open up more people’s eyes to the downward spiral taking place in our country today. Vallejo is an example of a town that has fallen off the cliff. I used to live there. The economic decline started long ago. The town had lots of good jobs for decades at Mare Island Shipyard. The wealth of blue collar skills that men learned there was amazing. I was lucky to meet many of the old timers and listen to their stories about the Yard. Back in the 1970′s the hand tools you could buy at estate sales were of the best quality and are sought by collectors today. People in Vallejo thought that the jobs would never end. The down side of these government jobs forever was the destruction of the school system in Vallejo and the mind set that locals did not a great education. As the shipyard hired fewer, the lack of a good education started to show up in the population. The pockets of crime and drug infested neighborhoods began to expand. The city was run by pro-union liberial democrats that allowed high paid labor contracts with the police and fire departments to break the cities budgit. They stopped a huge shopping mall from being built in Vallejo, and in turn the sales taxes went to the next town instead of Vallejo. They never learned their lesson, a few years ago Walmart wanted to build a supercenter in Vallejo. They would have built it on a blighted property and brought more jobs (better than no jobs), more sales tax to the city and they said no, so the jobs and the sales taxes went to a town next door. When Mare Island closed the jobs went away and Vallejo is paying a heavy price for bed descesions. They did not even fix their problems with overpaid city employees when they went through bankruptcy. They kept on paying high wages and laid off more police. We worked hard for 20 years in Vallejo in the rental market and made a lot of good friends there. But the writing was on the wall so we sold out in 2001 and left for greener pastures in the country. Today Vallejo is getting worse each year. The pot holes and bumps in the roads continue to grow and property values have dropped a lot.

    • John W.

      The Highway 29 Cafe. Best thing about Vallejo. When the yard shut down that was the end of the road. I used to go up there for weeks at a time working on the subs. The Horse and Cow. LOL! Snorkel Patty, may she RIP.

  • Anthony

    Falling rent? I agree with falling home prices, and pretty much everything in the rest of the article, but, falling rent? Rent has never been more out of touch with wages.

    • JR

      Funny…LOL…I made the same observation while reading the article. Rents have gotten so out of whack in most places!

  • http://steveng2@earthlink.net Steve G

    The destruction of this once great nation is being orchestrated by corrupt politicians and bankers. Until good people with the aid of constitutional lawyers and sheriffs bring these traitors and criminals to justice, we will continue to decline. When good men do nothing, bad men do evil. Time to fight back!

  • REED RICHARDS

    Michael,

    I HAVE AN ABSOLUTELY SMASHING IDEA: LET’S GO TO IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, SOMALIA, YEMEN, PAKISTAN, VIETNAM, JAPAN, GERMANY, BAHRAIN, AND FINALLY ON TOWARDS IRAN TO DEMOCRATIZE AND NATIONBUILD:

    Oh wait, we have already either been to or currently are in those places to spread the holy western religion of “democracy” and to nationbuild. A once mighty empire that has fallen to its knees on the verge of collapse. Now where have we seen this movie before……?

  • Harvey Lipshitz

    No surprise…Liberalism will destroy everything !

    • REED RICHARDS

      Harvey Lipshitz,

      Uh, that would be war party democrat and republican fascism that destroys everything.

  • Insane

    I’m so happy I live in a small town in the mountains. But it is sad that we let our country go into the toilet. Its all our fault by letting the politicians & lawyers leading the way. I’ve been watching it close the last 5 years and it’s going to get much worse!

  • WM

    Michael, Another great article that attempts to address what is going on. You made some great points about the problems we are facing as more than just economical. The economy being what it is is surely causing a lot of things to slow down. When we look at the big picture we can see various different things happening together that are destroying this nation.

    1) GLOBALISM AND LOSS OF MANUFACTURING- If we don’t manufacture things, then no jobs and no American made products being bought, thus keeping the economy rolling. Too much regulation, high taxes and the temptation of cheap labor/less regulation for a company to relocate abroad is just killing us.

    2)TOO MUCH OUR POPULATION IS SEDATED- There are too many people that are heavily medicated because doctors simply throw a pill at everything today, so many Americans are essentially drug addicts. We know that many drugs can cause people to act differently than they would without drugs. I can remember not too long ago when you would never see a commercial on TV ( I actually don’t even watch TV anymore), advertising prescription drugs, you know those “Ask your Doctor about……” ads for drugs.

    3)THE MORAL AND ETHICAL DECLINE- This one for me is as worse or even worse than a bad economy. We kicked the God of the Bible out of our society slowly over the past 50 years. A God who has commandments that he gave us to follow his precepts. Commandments, that if adhered to would actually Bless our lives, and we would have so much less problems if we did. Our society has lost the respect, honor and moral compass that we once had.
    Then we have the “entitlement” generation, that think theior parents owe them everything under the sun and should not have to work for it. A generation of people that feel “entilted” to respect, and feel the government owes them food, shelter, etc.

    Then we have the millions of immigrants here, some legally, some illegally, who have no patriotism for this nation, they are simply here to work hard, make some $$$ and send it back home, only to follow later. Most of the above mentioned groups will most likely vote for a politician who will get them what they want and not for the good of this nation as a whole. Their hearts are not into the future of America. ( To be fair, I do know immigrants who will fight for the USA to preserve the freedoms we have here that they never had), but the majority I know are simply here for a short term to make $$$$$ and then go back to “their country”

    4) Then you have the liberal, broken judical system that cannot take care of criminals or terrorists and a government who wants to take away Americans freedoms??? Remember, politicians are no stupid, they know very well that most criminals have guns, and that the crime rate in Washington D.C. is out of control, and that it is very difficult for a citizen to be able to carry a firearm in D.C.. There are no accidents in politics, they know very well what they are doing. Another reason why this nation is collapsing. We are losing our freedoms at an alarming pace. Once you understand the globalist agenda, the New World Order and how all of this corresponds VERY ACCURETELY with Biblical prophecy, then and only then will you not lose too much sleep over all this, ( although I agree we should speak up for our freedoms)

    5) THE END OF THE EMPIRE AS WE KNOW IT- We can read history and look at all the governments that ruled the world, and see that however great they were, they eventually came to and end. Well, we must learn from history and face the fact that America too will not last forever.

    This is why we must all seek to get right with God today! and make sure you know where you are going when you die. Make sure you are right in whatever you believe in, eternity is a long time to be wrong. It could be today or tonight. Anything can happen these days. The Bible declares that there is “only one Name under heaven in whcih men must be saved” and that Name is The Lord Jesus Christ, who said ” I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, and NO ONE comes to the Father except through me”

    People, please ponder these things in your hearts. With all the chaos and seemingly hopelessness going on today, you do not need to let the circumstances suffocate your lives, there is hope, and hope is in the Lord.

    • xander cross

      Again, there are several churches on one city block alone and you’re telling that christains are being attacked? Rubbish I say, there are more christians in American than any other faith but yet, it’s christains that are comming the most murders, rapes, corruption (aka. Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Obama) and thefts than any other person with a different faith than yours. You statement is defiently false.

      • WM

        Just because someone says they are “Christian” means nothing. Are you that naive that if someone says they are a Christian, you believe it. And then this “christian” does something wrong, now you think Christians are muderers, rapist, hypocrits, etc. This statement comes from you presuppositions and believing that everyone who says they are Christian is a Christian.

        I highly recoomend listening to ” True and false converts” and “God has a wonderful plan for your life” both by Ray Comfort of living waters ministry.

        Both these sermons explain in detail the logical reason why, not everyone who says they are christian are in fact Christians. There are many false converts out there doing a lot of damage to the name of Christ and giving people like you the impression that it is Christian living. Add to that that the “church” has been compromised by false and seeker friendly teaching thus watering down any impact in our society.

        There is a true “remnant” remaining of people who live by the book, and for a Christian to murder, rape, steal, lie, etc. would be an offense to jesus and a trampling of his name. No real Christian would ever dream of offending the one who saved them by Grace.

        • gary2

          if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck….It may be magog!

        • Lennie Pike

          Many people who live their lives as Christians should – are not Christians, and a few who live their lives as Christians should not – are Christians.

          • Lennie Pike

            Make that “many” in the last sentence instead of a few.

      • WM

        Forgot to mention. Yes, Christianity is being attacked, it is very subtle but spreading.

        I will give you a hint: If you look at the law and liberties, you will see attacks on Judeao/Christian values increasing every year. Don’t be fooled by seeing all the church buildings in a neighborhood.

        • DownWithLibs

          You forgot to mention that you actually have to BE a Christian to understand the whole “under attack” thing. The non-Christians that are doing the attacking most likely don’t even realize what they are doing. It’s all in your spiritual (or lack thereof) perspective!

  • sensetti

    So where do all of you think America is headed?

    America is on the highway to hell.

    • http://n/a Ben

      The socioeconomic conditioning put in place decades ago by the ruling elites is working to their benefit. A two class society is what they want. Ever seen the movies “Robo Cop” and “Free Jack”? That’s where we’re headed if it doesn’t get too much out of control. If that happens then the elites will just go underground and society will be more like that of “A Boy and his dog” and “Mad Max”.

  • http://www.youtube.com/aNYCdj Richard Allen

    Michael:

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    Baltimore, MD is also very much like Detroit with its thousands of abandoned rowhomes, high concentration of Black poverty, drugs and violence. Camden, NJ, East St. Louis, Gary Indiana are all no different

  • Seratone

    My father grew up in a poor neighborhood in Brooklyn and he said that the people there were decent and that crime wasn’t a big problem for them. But I bet people in that neighborhood actually talked to each other.

    In my current neighborhood. No one talks to each other ever. Someone could be breaking into my neighbor’s house and I wouldn’t know because I don’t even know who my neighbors are! It used to be all home owners, but now it’s more and more renters because no one can sell their homes when they move. The people coming in and out of the neighborhood are changing so fast I have no idea what the hell is going on, and this is my own street!

  • Cinderella Man

    The story of Sherry Arnold’s kidnapping and murder has sent shockwaves throughout central and eastern Montana. This poor woman was just out for a morning jog when these two sickos took her. As a result, women in these small towns are buying up guns like crazy. Its terrible that this oil boom has brought so much pain along with it. The man camps are full of drunks and the crime has gotten so bad the jail in Miles City has expanded to accomadate these new criminals. We native Montanans are not going to put up with this crap. The people that come here to work need to realize that Montanans are a generally friendly people but we have limits to the amount of ********** we will put up with. Sidney MT is a little town that is being transformed into a boom town and the residents are trying to adjust to it. Now we hear that the oil companies are trying to explore the Heath Formation that is close to where I live. Everyone likes the economic boost but not all the BS that comes with it. Note to all who want jobs on the oilfield: If you dont have skills that the oil rigs can use dont bother to come. Two guys from around here went over there and found out if youre not a welder of a pipe fitter or have previous roughneck experience, the best you can hope for is a high paying job at Mickey Ds. I pray of Sherry Arnold’s family and for the town of Sidney. They sure got their hands full!

  • madsr

    My wife and I were discussing this exact thing. A young girl in our quiet Arkansas town met a local guy off the internet she ended up dead on his family farm in a 55 gal drum…..Who does this? We live in a town of 4000 where we all know each other, a man walked into a little shop 3 weeks ago and raped the woman behind the counter. My wife and I consider where we live very safe compared to most of America. Yet we never go anywhere that we are not both carrying a pistol. That is what is so different between todays depression and the great depression. Most people would not hurt or kill you for food or goods. They were more apt to suffer quietly or sneak and get a chicken. It is just the opposite today they are being told everyday they are owed food and goods. The only reason they don’t have them is because the rich have it all, so you should take it from them. I guess that makes most of us that have worked 60 hours a week for the last 25 or 30 years the rich evil people. This is not going to get better regardless of the President both sides have supported the moral decay. God help us!

    • Michael

      Madsr:

      Those are some very sobering stories. Thank you for sharing them with us.

      Michael

  • Cleo

    What is happening now is the “Great American Awakening.” As sure as I am that God had a hand in the creation of our great Country, I am sure that God will have a hand in lifting us up out of the abyss that we are just about to slip into. We have awakened and are educating ourselves by reading history, because we know that history repeats itself time after time. We know that abortion is eugenics in disguise. We know that secular fundamentalism is the religion of the State with no other view point allowed. We know that liberation theology has infected our belief systems via Jeremiah Wright and Jim Wallis and others, especially in the Catholic Church in South America. When I hear my Pastor at my local church in small town conservative Kansas quote from a book by Jim Wallis, and read from the United Methodist Church web sight about the Global Board of Church and Society, I know that it has become infected too. Just google your own church and look up health care…you will see that your Church has been infected too.
    But, I truly believe a miracle from God is about to occur to allow men and women of God to pull themselves out of the Abyss we are headed into. But one must be prepared for the initial descent in order to take advantage of the opportunity that will be afforded to lift ourselves up.
    Do the readers of this blog actually believe that God would allow America to go away for ever? The America that has lifted more people out of poverty than any other country on earth? The America that comes to the aid of other countries in need before anyone else? The America where our people freely give of themselves and their money more than any other country? The America where free market capitalism (which we haven’t had for a long time) enabled us to do all of the above?
    My answer is NO! We must continue to educate ourselves and our friends. We must bring ourselves back to God. We must bring others into God’s hands. We must trust in ourselves and trust in God. He’s never left us, but he’s not a happy camper right now until we set our ship of State back on the right course, where we will again be the shining city on the hill.

    • http://n/a Ben

      America is more or less a majority Christian nation anyhow so it makes sense that more people are turning to fundamentalist Christianity as they see the crime rates rise and the general brokenness and utter decay all around them. People are desperate. They want hope.

      With that said;it’s not for us to decide what makes God a happy camper or not. Christianity is just one of many religions out there and it’s certainly not the oldest one either. Let’s don’t forget that it’s the children of Christians that cry the most at night and for good reason – most come from broken homes as Christians have the highest divorce rate of all other religious groups and atheist groups alike. Sad but true.

      http://www.barna.org/barna-update/article/15-familykids/42-new-marriage-and-divorce-statistics-released

    • WM

      Cleo: God is “No respecter of persons” says the Bible. He quickly passed over Israel in judgement because they refused to repent. This hapenned many times in the OT. What makes us think America is some how favored by God? If we do not repent, judgement will come. True this nation has been a vehicle of blessing to millions, but God has a limit to his patience, many examples in the Bible where he ran out of patience with a people unwilling to repent. America is like that now. Many have believed the evolution lie, gnosticism is on the rise as is atheism, many don’t even believe the Bible is reliable, absolute truth /morals are mocked my many, and many, many “churches” have compromised into a Laodician mindset, preaching seeker friendly messages and producing false converts to Christianity.

      Not to sound too pessimistic, but things are not right in America, and unless we repent and get back to the True, Living God, and believe/preach that Jesus is The only way given for men to be saved, we will perish as a nation.

      There will be no restoration unless the hearts of the people are restored.

  • http://www,Back2theLand.com Old Timer

    Perhaps you might want to read my article on Night Vision. Human predators are starting to show in this rural area and targeting unoccupied houses. Occupied houses have gun owners.

    Trained dogs are helpfull – albeit expensive but ten years of personal security for your children, family, shoping trips, in your auto and in your bedroom at night. You have to start to think different than what you were raised to think.

    Dress down, no glitz, no cash flash, buy a safe.
    Life is changing – rapidly. I lived in 3rd world countries for ten years and fought in country Viet Nam for six. I just see all that is coming here – now.

    Old Timer, http://www.Back2theLand.com

    • Gary2

      good advice-thanks for the link.

  • r.bitting

    For all of you who are counting on the election to change America’s course, I heard a very ineresting statistic today, No president in history has ever lost a re-election bid when the Dow is on the upswing. It doesn’t matter that it’s artificially induced by a combination of media spin and injections of cash ( compliments of QE3 ). The people won’t wake up to that fact, or the fact that disaster is imminent, some believing the spin, while others who’s gut tells them somethings wrong, dismissing it because they figure if they ignore it, it will eventually go away ( normalcy bias ). I also heard today a very well known Pastor say that he sees the next great awakening coming soon….. He’s half right, it will come soon, just not the way he envisions it. It will come in the form of the tribulation period. America is about to fall because the people refuse to turn back to God. Expect things to get much worse, much faster. ” Because you have kept my command to persevere, I also will keep you from THE HOUR OF TRIAL WHICH SHALL COME UPON THE WHOLE EARTH” .. Rev. 3:10

    • JR

      The Tribulation is a truly terrifying thing. So terrible that no one alive now has ever seen anything like it nor will ever see anything like it again.

      That was Jesus who said that, just imagine!
      Matt. 24:21,22

  • D from Boston

    Amazing article. I feel like you are one of the few people in this country that actually understands what is really happening. I’m a classic example of the decomposition of America. I was scammed into going to law school. The school skewed its employment data and unfortunately I was naive and fell for it. I graduated from law school a few years ago and have been forced to go from temp job to temp job. One of my co-workers recently remarked that “worker’s rights have been rolled back 100 years in this country.” I think that hits the nail on the head. Employers know that they have the upper hand because most people in my position, myself included, are being absolutely crushed by educational debt. It has caused me to battle with depression. Thankfully I’m blessed with a wonderful wife and a beautiful baby but we had to make a decision to go without some “luxury” items so that we could start a family. I cannot see any scenario where we’ll be able to buy a house in the next decade with this debt hanging over my head. Your articles give me hope that someone is actually having these same feelings and understanding my plight. Keep the articles coming!

    • Michael

      D from Boston:

      When I graduated from law school I walked into the same type of environment, so I can sympathize with you a bit.

      Never give up and always keep fighting. Things may seem incredibly tough right now, but there is always hope if you just keep going.

      Michael

  • nowwthen

    How long before one of the major homebuilders like Pulte, Hovnanian or Toll brothers starts advertising a new development called the “Walled City” complete with drawbridges and a moat? This might be society’s next step inward. We will soon see the arrival of the “supergated” community. We’ve already pretty much gotten away from the front step neighborhoods where everyone knew and liked or at least respectfully tolerated one another. Over the past 50 years we have been fragmented into alienation over issues that were not even considered in the early sixties. America has somehow allowed the diversity that we used to believe strengthened and united us to weaken and divide us instead.

    • http://stuffblackpeopledontlike.blogspot.com/ Robert Oculus III

      Even if someone were to offer a “supergated” community such as you describe, it would soon be just as bad as anywhere else. Why? BECAUSE THE LAW SAYS YOU CAN’T KEEP BLACKS OUT.

      And anywhere blacks go ends up being a crime-infested ghetto.

      Racial segregation is the answer. But of course to even think such a thing is to be an evil racist Nazi. And so we will continue avoiding the obvious answer to the obvious problem, until they come to our neighborhoods — and by then it will be too late.

      Where is America headed? Imagine a whole world of Detroits.

      • Rhynn

        @Michael

        When your message starts turning flotsam like this guy around, you can start feeling like this country may have a shot.

        Until then, we remain a country full of people who will carry their finger-pointing faux superiority to the grave. Whether or not it pulls the entire country their children must live in down with them or not.

        And it will.

  • Tim

    How about the man in Washington state who killed himself and his two little boys by setting his home on fire? His boys had come to the home with a social worker for what was supposed to be a supervised visit. Now we learn that the man had many images on his computer of cartoon characters having sex and other images depicting incest. Several years ago the man’s wife went missing. Last year the man’s father was arrested on charges of voyeurism and other sick stuff. All this makes me shake my head and wonder how people become so messed up.

    • Michael

      That is another good example.

      Michael

  • justadad

    We have removed the old foundation and are building castles in the sand. When the storm hits what result, other than destruction can be expected?

  • Patriot One

    To Hell! The government anti-poverty programs are the cause of the decay. My quote for today is “I never saw anyone build a Ghetto.”

  • http://www.conservativemormonmom.blogspot.com Eva

    You’re right, there’s a lot of bad, and what bad there is is REALLY bad. But I truly am seeing an increase in good as well. This depressing time is polarizing, apparently. Charitable giving is up during the recession. Community service is up in various places. People of faith are turning more strongly towards religion. We may not choose the circumstances we are living in, but we certainly choose our attitudes towards them. I choose to be positive, and I choose to help people as I am able to do so because I like the way I feel when I do. Can I change that crime and societal decar are also on the rise? No. Not on my own. But I can be a force for positive change in my own little sphere of influence. With enough people working for good, we can effect greater changes, starting with the removal of Obama and his bad legislation by voting for politicians committed to principles rather than power and greed.

  • Chris

    As I’ve said before what you are seeing is the end resukt of Globalisation which will have the effect eventually of making the standard of living of the average American the same as the average Chinese, Greek or Indonesian. Was this what the socialists wanted? The capitalists got their massive profits through outsourcing and using Chinese slave and child labour so they were happy.
    If some foreign power had hatched a plan in the 70s to destroy America industrially, culturally and spiritually and financially could they have done a better job than this?

  • liberranter

    Think the Western Roman Empire, circa AD 412.

  • http://bluescholarblog.wordpress.com/ Jeremiah W Pinkard

    I am one of those 30 somethings that barely scrapes by. I don’t live with my parents but my existence is just as pathetic. I was renting a room from my best friends mother and that was the best I could do. I am educated and I have been working as an IT professional since 1998. I cannot make ends meet on my own. I now share an apartment with my girlfriend. Like most women in her age bracket she is the head of the household and the primary breadwinner for sure. I started blogging in June last year just to keep busy. I hate being idle. All I want is a job but I just can’t find one worth going to. Since we have gutted our industry the only jobs left for a man like me involve wearing a paper hat and sacrificing all dignity. I was born in 1979 and since then our government has destroyed the nation in order to line their pockets and to look out for their cronies. I am very disillusioned and very pissed off! I often wondered how much damage I could do with a pen. I think I will find out sooner than later. Thank you for running this blog. You profess the truth every week. I can’t wait for your next post.

    • Michael

      Thank you for the kind words. There are so many young people out there that try so hard and cannot find a decent job. It is so hard to hear stories such as yours.

      Don’t give up – trust me – there is always a way to turn things around.

      Michael

    • REED RICHARDS

      Jeremiah W Pinkard,

      Time to pack it in kid. There is no hope of any kind. Time to face the cold hard fact that republicans and democrats and their foolhardy suckers who vote for them time and time again, they all screwed you………….

    • http://n/a Ben

      You mean you’re not willing to work part time for minimum wage at some fast food joint? You lazy bum you! lol Just joking. I agree. People just don’t understand that such a job doesn’t even pay for the gas to get to and from work much less enough to pay rent on.

    • madsr

      Work is the best place to make contacts. So even a job you don’t like and is not worth it may help you move forward. Your in IT go to best buy get a job for minimum wage and talk to every customer you can until one hires you away from there. A face to face meet beats the online apps. I gave this same advice to my son that is your age. He went from home depot to a good job as a supervisor with the local gas company. Meeting as many people as you can helps. Good luck!!

  • Imaplaneiac

    Anyone who disputes that America HASN’T devolved and degenerated into a cesspool of depravity,immorality and grave evils of all sorts is LIVING IN DENIAL! People routinely commit evils of all sorts which are abominations to Almighty God! They’ve lost the sense of sin! Many are LIVING in a LIFE of sin! They cannot even recognize what’s wrong! Indded, the father of lies ( satan ) has been very successful in deceiving a majority of Americans!

    In the news lately, is Rick Santorum’s speech at Ave Maria University, in August 2008. Senator Sentorum is SPOT-ON in his comments about satan’s success in America! Bloggers who haven’t heard it can find it by doing a web search. The short version of it can be found on http://www.rightwingwatch.org. The long version – which I just gave a listen to – can be found on http://www.avemaria.org.

    • xander cross

      Santorum? Really? He is corrupt as they come and you and most americans continue to vote for the very corrupt people that you claim you’re against. Oh by the way, Santorm is not a christain, he is cathloic, there is a huge difference. He blames black people for food stamps and said so himself so don’t try to say that he said “blab”. Hyprocrites.

    • xander cross

      Don’t forget – Santorum has ties to Sandusky (yes, the child molester who was supplying Penn State elites with regular fodder). Why haven’t we heard anything about heads rolling on that case?

    • Gay Veteran

      Santorum has a great mind, for the 13th century! He is obsessed with sex.

  • mondobeyondo

    “Toto, we’re not in 1955 anymore….”

  • mondobeyondo

    Something tells me this is more than your typical “tough times” behavior.

    This is not the first time this country has been through a major economic crisis. In many ways, life was much harder in 1933 than it is today. But people stuck together and helped each other out. They didn’t kill each other and buried their bodies in shallow graves. Many people were starving and homeless, but strangers would help them out as best they could. It was a much more agricultural society back then, than it is now.

    When did it all change? Some people say it happened with JFK’s assassination. (The 1960′s did not begin on January 1, 1960. They began on November 22, 1963. There is a dramatic difference between “before” and “after” in U.S. society). Something deep down in our national psyche was disturbed by that event, and the nation has never fully recovered from it.

    Others say it was the entitlement programs – food stamps, the “War on Poverty” in the late 60′s, etc….

    (continued next post)

  • mondobeyondo

    One reason why we are not the once mighty country we were 50 years ago, is that money that could have spent on education and science, was instead spent on wars, social programs, and so forth.

    The recent blah-blah about the 50th anniversary of John Glenn’s ride into space got me thinking. In 1957, the Soviets launched Sputnik, which nearly gave the U.S. a collective heart attack. Emphasis was placed on mathematics and physics in schools across the country. Then the Russkies launched a dog into space. And then a man into orbit! (Yuri Gagarin) That was on April 12, 1961. The U.S. was being humiliated.

    On May 25th, 1961, President Kennedy addressed a joint session of Congress, that this nation would land a man on the moon and return him safely to earth, within the decade. He threw down the gauntlet. And little by little, we answered his challenge. There were successes, and setbacks. But on July 20th, 1969, we landed not one, but two men on the moon.

    Okay, end of history lesson!

    • M. Hapney

      No we didn’t. We instead had a group of 33-degree Masons willing to blatantly lie for life.

      http://www.erichufschmid.net/ApolloMoonHoax.pdf

    • virginia jarvis

      It’s not the social programs (which are more needed now and being short changed). It’s the GD wars eating up our money . USA spends more on war than the entire rest of the nations do. If half that money were spent on peace – remember peace? we’d have a beautiful planet and enough for every one.

      • mondobeyondo

        And what has been the benefit for us, of all these exciting military adventures?

        Let’s check the scorecard:

        Territory gained: F
        Economies improved: D minus
        People liberated from tyranny: C minus
        Resources gained: D minus
        Improvements for U.S. citizens: F
        Advancement of freedom and democracy: D minus

      • Sunshine

        “…It’s not the social programs (which are more needed now and being short changed). It’s the GD wars eating up our money . USA spends more on war than the entire rest of the nations do. If half that money were spent on peace – remember peace? we’d have a beautiful planet and enough for every one…”

        Your comment is worth repeating, many times over!

        Did you know that on September 11, 1956 President Eisenhower founded a peace organization believing in PEACE THROUGH UNDERSTANDING.
        http://www.ptpi.org/about_us/Default.aspx

      • jaxon64

        Unfortunately “peace” is not part of Marxism or Islam–world domination is.
        We will never be able to gauge the millions/billions of lives and uncounted human misery that would have been extolled under the banners of Communism and Sharia law, but I’m sure the tens of millions of deaths that we didn’t stop in China by Mao, Cambodia by PolPot and the USSR under Stalin, Kruschev etal–well these alone are evidence enough that there is true evil in the world.
        All that evil needs to succeed is for good men to do nothing….you bleeding heart liberals never seem to understand that under communism or Sharia that adultry, homosexuality, drug use- all of the true things that liberals support, well these things are often punishable by death.

        If nothing else, the brave men who have bled and died to slow the progression of evil have also preserved your right to make inane, ill-i
        nformed, shallow, comments without fear of reprisal.
        I challenge you Virginia, please go to Iran, Afghanistan, Russia, Iraq, China, etc etc and then start complaining about military aggression and the evils of their government– I’ll watch on the news as some of those hateful navy seals or special ops marines risk their own lives to save you…idiot.

        Then again, maybe you would be content in a burkha or working in sweat shops or labour camps? You liberals are ridiculous with your notion that if we ignore them then they’ll start to play nice………utopian fools, this is planet earth…..

  • Old Man

    In America, everything is done for the money. Everything.

    So now, why is it there is so little that society crumbles? Where has the money gone since so little of it has been spent on the health of society.

    In the ‘richest and greatest country of the world’, where everything is exploited to the absolute maximum, where capitalism has been perfected, where has the money gone?

    In a country whose currency has been world reserve for decades, and it can issue such currency by the trillions without cost, where has all the money gone?

    In a country that still hold the mightiest and wealthiest businesses, more wealthy people and all other countries combined, where has all the money gone?

    I figure, maybe those who are holding on to the hidden vast wealth think they can take the cash with them after they’re gone?

    • Rhynn

      It hasn’t gone anywhere actually. There hasn’t been money in this country since 1913. Only the promise that it will show up later.

  • Imaplaneiac

    Correction: Go to http://www.avemaria.edu ; to hear Rick Santorum’s entire sppech.

    • Change?

      Ron Paul is the only one who can save the United States.

      All of us in other countries know this. Why can’t Americans see this?

      • Zhu Bajie

        Just another false messiah

  • shypuffadder

    In order to turn things around, we need a country of knowledgeable people — right now, with the media we have, and the for-profit lies that are being told, there is no way we can save ourselves. This website is a good micro example of the country… half of the people have a working brain and know what problems need to be addressed, and the other half pleased and proud to wallow in and stay stuck on stupid. Can’t seem to get past this.

    • Gary2

      you got that right! I can not understand how conservatives can be so ignorant. I guess the Canadian study proving they are not as smart as average people is correct!

      • Whens Dinner?

        rascist

      • Navy91

        Gary… you are such an ass!

  • Rancher

    When possible families should drop past issues and come together while there is still time to mend said fences. Once it really starts to slide downhill here asking for help will come across as being self centered…which it would be.

    Pooling resources never means sharing my stuff when you don’t have anything. Pooling resources can only happen when you have said resources to pool.

    We have not and will not prep for the future with or for others who will not work alongside us today.

  • Bob

    It is time to look for things you can do to make a living. Three ideas are making booze using equipment from places like Eckraus.com, making fireworks from places like Skylighter.com, and reloading ammo using equipment from places like Dillonprecision.com.

  • William

    I read that a majority of Americans favor another war of choice in the MidEast for a foreign country based on LIES. Yet, America is bankrupt with a currency that is created from nothing, and backed by nothing….all overshadowed by a $16 TRILLION national debt, not counting unfunded liabilities. WOW, Americans are a pack of nuts, huh???

  • Nick

    Although many areas in the US suffer, the San Francisco Bay area, and especially “Silicon Valley” do not. It makes it hard to live in the area, as I do not make a huge salary from some dot com company. Many people here are riding around in new luxury cars, and buying average looking homes for 700K to 900K+ while making 3,500+ per month payments on them. When the rest of the world stops “googleing”, buying iPhones, and the like, and this area sinks, them I know we are truly in a depression.

  • Gary2

    I feel I was targeted by the TSA employee to go through the see-you-naked machine because I am a semi-attractive female.”

    I would like to see a picture-talk about being full of yourself!

    • http://www.dankwax.com Philip Inuhoff

      You are an idiot. Of all the crap I read daily on the internet, your drivel has to be the most vapid. You probably deserve a medal and a cabinet position. Idiocracy.

  • A.S.

    Regarding TSA, and yet we still fly. How about every American boycotting flying for a whole year. When all the airlines become bankrupt, the TSA will be forced to leave because all airports will be bankrupt too! And in the meantime, lets all sabotage the body scanners!

    • xander cross

      So, when someone actually does try something, then innocent live will be lost. There is some serious lack of thinking on these post as of late.

    • J.J.C.

      because some people like my spouse have to travel for work….and in this economy you do whatever you have to to stay employed.

      All though I agree the TSA is an outrage. The best solution is to elect REAL conservatives who will put a stop to it.

  • Gary2

    The only reason they don’t have them is because the rich have it all, so you should take it from them.

    That is exactly correct. The rich need to be taxed HARD and the wealth spread. The rich should be afraid, very afraid as they have stolen wealth from the workers for way too long.

    Payback is a bitch!

    • jtaylor

      If the rich are to be taxed HARD (which is not likely!), where will Obama and the rest of the Democrats get billions in campaign contributions for re-election? Obama has so far received 5 times more in campaign contributions than any of the Republican candidates. No doubt Obama’s wealthly donors will be asking for political paybacks like special tax breaks and other special favors in exchange for their donations?

    • xander cross

      Indeed. I feel bad for the Ron Paul supporters who continue to get dumped by him while he gets to keep his million dollar money bombs.

      • Change?

        Ron Paul makes real promises that have merit.

        Go ahead and listen to the other candidates empty promises..

        Change…Change…Change…….. And now your countries debt is more than all previous presidents combined.

        • Xander cross

          You mean make racist newsletters and profit from all of those moneybombs?

    • Ben

      How you going to do that Gary? With force? It’s done with force already by both parties. Oh wait, you going to do it with “personal force”? Gonna get some of your buddies together and “take it” from the rich. You might find a little surprise from some of them.

      What a programmed fool you are.

      Keep believing in the left/right paradigm. Why don’t you grow up.

    • NANCYRUSSELL

      THE RICH ARE NOT TO BLAME FOR THE DEMISE OF AMERICA. MAN WITHOUT GOD, NATURALLY SPIRALS DOWNWARD. WE ARE SIMPLY WITNESSING WHAT HAPPENS TO FALLEN MAN WHEN HE THINKS HE KNOWS THE RIGHT WAY APART FROM THE COUNSEL OF GOD. LAUGH BUT THE LAST ONE WILL BE ON YOU.

      • gary2

        ok

        • Graham

          Gary2, my purpose is not to criticise, but I would strongly advise you study the following in order to understand where the true power exists in US and global politics.

          1) The Council of Foreign Relations

          2) The Bilderberg Group

          3) The Trilateral Commssion

          4) The Commitee of 300 and RIAA (UK)

          Western political party’s of today appear to be little more than mouthpieces for the above and several more. The New World Order is a fact and has been spoken about in public ever since George H W Bush announced in a UN speech in 1991. The Black Nobility! It is all in the 13 bloodlines. For lack of a better way of putting it, you are seeing Fascism and Enslavement unfolding in a totalitarian Police state. Think 4th Reich.

      • Nexus789

        Er….I think this type of attitude and belief does not help.

  • Linda

    The reason America used to be great was that it was blessed by God. Our laws of the land, good morals & blessings all came from God. We let all the Antichrists in America remove God from our Nation so now there is no more good morals, God left & took His blessings with him and all that is left is evil & destruction. God is warning . . . Judgement is Coming!

    • Lin S

      Linda is right.

      One needs look no further than many of the replies posted throughout Michael’s blog. Foul-mouthed cretans who can neither spell nor think run to and fro posting every manner of belligerent expletive, everywhere they can, just as fast as their grubby little rat-claws can type. Americans are fast becoming savages.

      America was once exceptional but those days are long gone. It times of old God blessed our ancestors for their faithfulness, and He raised our nation up, making it the powerful in human history. Our liberty and prosperity were from the Lord.

      Now, a wicked generation has come to the fore, one that holds God’s Word in contempt. Prideful, arrogant, selfish, and crude, they will live to see the end of everything our ancestors bequeathed us.

      From an unthankful and godless generation ALL will be taken away.

      • MommaMimi

        Amen sister!

      • mb

        Excellent observation! One of the clearest explanations of the root of our problems posted here (except for Michael’s writings, of course).

    • xander cross

      I like how you all say this nation is blessed by God, and yet, killed millions of Indians, ensaved and killed millions of black for decades on end and yet, it was blessed by God? Civil War because the south wanted to enslave black further and made profits by putting insurance on slave ships (thanks Lenman Bros.) America was never a christain nation and certanly was not blessed by a god.

      • M2245th

        Well Xander you probably grew up in the North believing the civil war was about slavery didn’t you? We’ll sorry to rain on your parade but the civil war started over States’ rights against the federal government. At one time I believed that school fed propaganda as well. Wake up, your God given rights have been taken from you.

        • Zhu Bajie

          Because the Confederate declarations of independence talk about how much they want slaves.

    • Whens Dinner?

      I stand in agreement with that-

    • http://www.dankwax.com Philip Inuhoff

      You people are insane. What part of fractional reserve banking don’t you get? All of this was predicted after the coup in 1913! LOL, blessed by god! HAHAHAHA! The blacks did it!!! FOOLS. You know who did it? Your lazy ass retarded Great grandpa did it and every generation since. The idiots that passed womens suffarage, The New “Deal” and allowed the 13th amendment to go into effect without proper ratification. The fools that allowed Nixon to take us off the gold standard. The scum that looted the S&Ls, the Dot coms, corporations are people, the putty brains that watched skyscrapers fall faster than rocks and think a guy on a donkey did it in Afghanistan…

      Cowards don’t get to have nice things…

  • Marco Borg

    I think it is so. It started with Blacks moving into the cities resulting in Whites moving out. Then the nonsenscal bussing, quotas, “positive” discrimination, affirmative action followed which destroyed American education. Then all those millions of illegals.

    But mentioning Detroit and Washington DC brings everything into sharp focus.

    • Rhynn

      All it brings into focus is that white America as represented by yourself might as well be Ahab strapped dead to the side of a whale victim of beliefs it should have known enough to set aside and waving all onlookers in to join them.

      All that crap you just named off? Those were devices your politicians put into effect to look busy, solve nothing, create animus, and skirt the real goal, which should have been to eliminate bias and perceived inequality from the minds and hearts which would have also eliminated it from the workplace and schools.

      Do you know how many Blacks I’ve talked to who are in favor of, or counting on Affirmative Action? Zero. Contrary to what you enjoy telling yourself, everyone has within them the same basic needs. Two of which are a need for recognition of worth, and a sense of accomplishment. Neither of those is assuaged by being handed something, and nobody dreams of working a job they know they can’t do, walking in every day surrounded by people who hate them and can find no worth within them.

      Those who actually can make that work come in all colors. Deviousness and sloth do not check nationality before asserting themselves.

      That you responded to a post blaming the current state of the world on an absence of God, in this fashion, should prove as a lesson for anyone wondering why such messages are not heard by the masses and why it is the messengers themselves who are at fault. Your words of understanding and commitments to this country ring hollow, and your wisdom is dubious at best.

      You can’t actually reach for love with one hand while embracing hate and intolerance with the other. You’ll merely end up empty handed. Which is exactly what America is right now.

      You are angry because when all was said and done, your politicians believed more in the equality between blacks and whites than you did. And with both now lines back to front at the soup kitchen, who can say they were wrong?

      You were not superior to the people who mattered. Sorry you had to find out like this.

      • vened

        The Color of Crime

        Race, Crime, and Justice in America
        Second, Expanded Edition, 2005

        Major Findings:

        Police and the justice system are not biased against minorities.

        Crime Rates

        Blacks are seven times more likely than people of other races to commit murder, and eight times more likely to commit robbery.
        When blacks commit crimes of violence, they are nearly three times more likely than non-blacks to use a gun, and more than twice as likely to use a knife.
        Hispanics commit violent crimes at roughly three times the white rate, and Asians commit violent crimes at about one quarter the white rate.
        The single best indicator of violent crime levels in an area is the percentage of the population that is black and Hispanic.
        Interracial Crime

        Of the nearly 770,000 violent interracial crimes committed every year involving blacks and whites, blacks commit 85 percent and whites commit 15 percent.
        Blacks commit more violent crime against whites than against blacks. Forty-five percent of their victims are white, 43 percent are black, and 10 percent are Hispanic. When whites commit violent crime, only three percent of their victims are black.
        Blacks are an estimated 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against a white than vice versa, and 136 times more likely to commit robbery.
        Blacks are 2.25 times more likely to commit officially-designated hate crimes against whites than vice versa.
        Gangs

        Only 10 percent of youth gang members are white.
        Hispanics are 19 times more likely than whites to be members of youth gangs. Blacks are 15 times more likely, and Asians are nine times more likely.
        Incarceration

        Between 1980 and 2003 the US incarceration rate more than tripled, from 139 to 482 per 100,000, and the number of prisoners increased from 320,000 to 1.39 million.
        Blacks are seven times more likely to be in prison than whites. Hispanics are three times more likely.

        http://www.colorofcrime.com/colorofcrime2005.html

    • mondobeyondo

      Upward mobility.

      Blacks moved in because they saw more opportunities and a better life in the suburbs, which caused whites to flee and seek better opportunities for themselves.

      Same with the Hispanic immigrants from Mexico and Central America. They moved into the neighborhoods that the blacks and poorer ethnic minorities left, because they discovered that earning $4.00 an hour here is better than earning 50 cents an hour back home.

      It’s an old story. The same thing happened with the Irish and Italians in the early 20th century.

      • http://www.saveoursasqutch.com virginia jarvis

        It was the NAFTA/GATT thing that Bill Clinton did that caused poverty to increase in Mexico and drove the poor up here. But he did balance the budget.
        Get rid ofthe CIA and you’ll get rid of most of the drug problem. That will cut the crime rate.
        They just trade in one lousy dictator for another at ever greater expense to us. And marijuana is an herb not a drug, grown for many purposes beneficial to all. War on drugs was a war on us. Stop all wars and use the money for real peace.

  • Malachi

    It is not the worlds fault; it is the Jews and Christian.

    2Ch 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

    We, who can call out, “Father Abraham”, need to take instruction from “ABOVE”!!!

    We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other.
    John Adams

    Or Revelation 13:9-18

    If any man have an ear, let him hear.
    He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
    And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
    And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
    And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
    And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
    And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
    And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
    And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
    Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

    It is our choice as children of Abraham.

    In the Name of our Messiah,
    For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
    Isaiah 9:6

    • Gary2

      You forgot to mention Gog-Magog!

  • jtaylor

    There must be some mistake, hasn’t our great leader given us all the hope and change he promised us? Maybe it’s the Republicans fault for not letting our great leader be the complete Socialist dictator that he wants to be like Stalin, Mao, Castro or Hugo Chavez?

  • http://theextinction James

    American and world decay continue as moral and religious decay continue.
    Secularism offers nothing to stop decay of the conscience and body.

  • http://theextinction James

    When you reject Christ your reject the principals of righteousness and death and decay are what you have left.

  • http://goto.glocalnet.net/pdn/ The Devil

    Whaddayaknow? Ten americans collapsed right before me here in Falun in Sweden… it kinda matches your 10 signs, doesn´t it not? But they didn´t decompose… so much for your story of Decomposing Americans! Write better articles of Doom next time mr. Michael! I know you can do better than this!

    • mondobeyondo

      Shouldn’t you be in hell right now?

  • John Doe

    Well, what do you expect? We are seeing the beginnings of “the tribulation” from the “Revelation” in the Bible. It’s right there in black and white. The Earth is going through birthing pains and we are setting the world up for the Anti-Christ to appear or as Muslims believe “The Mahdid”. God is allowing this so His Son will appear again. Believe me, it’s going to get alot worse before Jesus comes back.

    • Gary2

      I thing magog is coming back. Godzilla get ready…

    • DownWithLibs

      It really is hard to get through to the MoveOn.org set that seems to inhabit this blog more and more. Yes, we know exactly who you are!

    • http://www.saveoursasqutch.com virginia jarvis

      Why would he come back? look at what they did to him before. No we have to clean up the planet and our act first and be presentable.
      As it is now we mock him.

      • this1can

        He will come back now when we need the real king of kings to show us the real love that needs to be here the real king is the only one that can fix this mess

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