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15 Examples That Show Many Americans Have Become So Desperate That They Will Do Just About Anything For Money

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More Americans than ever are desperate for money and many of them will do just about anything to get it.  The crumbling U.S. economy has pushed millions of ordinary Americans to the brink of utter desperation.  When it comes time to choose between being able to survive or breaking the law, many people are choosing to break the law.  These days it seems like Americans will do just about anything for money.  All over the country, there are areas where just about anything that is not bolted down is being stolen.  A lot of people have resorted to making money however they can – selling drugs, selling their bodies, shoplifting, invading homes, taking bribes, running credit card scams and even stealing from their own family members.  You will have a hard time believing some of the things that you are about to read below.  When people have their backs pushed up against the wall, often they find that they are willing to do things that they never imagined that they would do.  Things are getting crazy out there on the streets of America, and as the economy continues to decline things are going to get a lot crazier.

The following are 15 examples that show many Americans have become so desperate that they will do just about anything for money….

#1 In Utah, one unemployed 28 year old man is offering to be “human prey” for hunters for the bargain price of $10,000.  For an additional $2,000, he will let people hunt him down while he is running around naked.

#2 The Huffington Post is reporting that there has been an epidemic of air conditioning thefts all over the United States….

Across the country, in states like Illinois, Texas, Arizona, Georgia and Florida, there have been reports of thieves stealing unsecured air conditioning units weighing as much as 125 pounds.

#3 In Corpus Christi, Texas thieves have actually been breaking into funeral homes in order to steal the embalming fluid.

#4 Even police officers are committing desperate acts these days.  Just check out what one police officer in Chicago is charged with doing….

A Chicago Police officer stole $50,000 from his ailing elderly father to pay off his bills and gambling debts and unsuccessfully attempted to swipe his dad’s retirement savings by impersonating him

#5 Nothing is off limits to thieves these days.  Criminals recently broke into a southwest Atlanta beauty supply store and took off with $30,000 in hair extensions.

#6 In another area of Atlanta, thieves have been breaking down walls and busting bathroom fixtures with sledgehammers in order to get their hands on copper, brass and steel….

Kids in two Atlanta communities won’t have their neighborhood pools to help beat the summer heat, at least for now. Thieves used what is believed to be sledge hammers to bust walls and break fixtures in bathrooms at Adams and South Bend parks to steal copper, brass and steel.

#7 One grandmother in Florida has been accused of trying to sell her newborn grandson for $75,000.

#8 In Antioch, California a total of approximately 300 power poles were recently knocked down by thieves and stripped of their copper wiring.

#9 In Minnesota recently, a mob of teen girls brutally pummeled a mother and her two daughters until they were black and blue.  Apparently the mob of teen girls was enraged over a pair of missing sunglasses.

#10 In Asheville, North Carolina thieves recently took off with 4 metal tables and 16 metal chairs that were sitting outside a pizzeria.

#11 In Florida, thieves have actually been stealing storm drain covers.

#12 In Oregon, thieves recently broke into a Salvation Army community center and stole 3 large air conditioning units.  Now all the people that come to that facility for help and for community programs this summer will be absolutely sweltering.

#13 In the Cleveland area, two young boys that had set up a lemonade stand were robbed in broad daylight.  The crooks got away with approximately 12 dollars.

#14 In Oklahoma, thieves recently broke into a church and stole “arts and crafts supplies meant to help teach bible stories to children“.

#15 A 59 year old man from North Carolina named Richard James Verone was so desperate for money that he actually robbed a bank and got caught on purpose so that he could be put in prison and be given free health care.

One day Verone walked into an RBC Bank in North Carolina, handed a clerk a note demanding exactly one dollar and sat down and waited for the police to arrive and arrest him.

Verone has a growth on his chest and two ruptured disks but he does not have any health insurance.  He is hoping that in prison he will get the medical treatment that he needs.

As society continues to unravel, prison is going to look like an appealing option for more and more people.

At least in prison you get fed, you have a roof over your head and they will take care of your medical needs.

For a whole lot of Americans, that would be a major step up.

Have you noticed that the thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted is starting to disappear?

America is becoming a cold, cruel place and lawlessness is everywhere.

For many more signs that our society is starting to crumble, please see these two articles….

*”18 Signs The Collapse Of Society Is Accelerating

*”12 More Signs That Society Is Collapsing

For ages, Americans have looked down on the crime and the depravity that goes on in other areas of the world.

Well, now America has all of the crime and depravity it can handle and it is going to get a lot worse as millions of formerly middle class Americans descend into poverty.

A regular commenter on my website who identifies himself as “El Pollo de Oro” recently described the kind of chaos that he believes is coming to the streets of America….

I live in Philadelphia, a city that used to have a ton of blue-collar manufacturing jobs as well as a great deal of white-collar employment, but the blue-collar manufacturing jobs have disappeared–and on the white-collar side, a college degree isn’t necessarily the ticket to prosperity it once was. Philly has its share of nasty, dangerous ghetto areas as well as ritzy, upscale areas like Rittenhouse Square. But then, there are parts of Mexico City that look like Beverly Hills except that the signs are en español. A minority of Chilangos are filthy rich, which is what you expect in a Third World country: an uber-rich minority and a poor majority. And when The Banana Republic of America (formerly the USA) signed on for globalism and ignored Ross Perot’s warning, it opted to become a Third World country—which means that you can kiss the American middle class goodbye.

But there will be some growth industries in The Banana Republic of America: kidnapping, drug smuggling, murder for hire, carjacking, armed robbery. And if you want a taste of what life will be like in American cities in the future, just spend a few weeks in Guatemala City, Johannesburg or Caracas—all of which have the type of horrible crime rates that BRA cities can look forward to in the future. Desperate people do desperate things, and hardcore desperation will be in the norm in the BRA. It won’t be fun (unless, of course, being robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight is one’s idea of a good time).

Welcome to life in a rotting, decaying Third World hellhole. Welcome to the collapse of the Roman Empire. Welcome to life in The Banana Republic of America, formerly the USA.

America is changing.  The safe, secure environment that we all used to take for granted is dying.  The number of truly desperate people rises by the day, and many of those desperate people are willing to do just about anything for money.

The United States used to have a thriving middle class, but our economic system has been so manipulated over the decades that now almost all of the economic rewards go to the very top of the food chain.

25 years ago, the wealthiest 12 percent of all Americans controlled 33 percent of all the wealth.  Today, the wealthiest 1 percent of all Americans control 40 percent of all the wealth.

In the United States today, we are actually witnessing the death of the middle class.  Our jobs have been shipped overseas, the banks have enslaved us to debt, the government keeps finding more ways to tax us and the Federal Reserve keeps debasing our currency.

Everywhere you go, despair is in the air.  According to a brand new Reuters/Ipsos poll, 63 percent of Americans believe that the nation is on the wrong track.

Fortunately, many Americans are responding to these signs of trouble by preparing.

One local Oklahoma newspaper recently did an article that profiled a few of the growing number of Americans that are preparing for hard times….

Rod and Lauretta Smith estimate they could survive a year without going to the grocery store.

A large garden on their 5-acre property in south Tulsa produces hundreds of quarts of canned and frozen beans, tomatoes and other vegetables. Chickens provide eggs.

The Smiths are among a small but growing number of people stocking up on food to become more self-reliant in a time marked by natural disasters and economic uncertainty.

The truth is that all of us should try to become less dependent on the system.  The Democrats, the Republicans, the Federal Reserve and the big corporations are not there to help you.  They are not going to come riding to the rescue if you lose your job and your home.

We all need to do what we can to become more independent and to prepare ourselves and our families for the incredibly difficult economic times that are inevitably coming.  Those that have faith that their jobs will always be there or that the government will always take care of them will be deeply disappointed.

The system is dying and society is coming apart.

The only rational thing to do is to prepare for what is coming.


  • r.bitting

    Game over in less than a year. Trust in Christ, there is no plan B. P.S This site is doing those that will listen an invaluable service. Please continue sounding the alarm.

    • Michael

      Thank you for the kind words



    herefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them,
    I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

    7:25 And the rain descended, and the floods came,
    and the winds blew, and beat upon that house;
    and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

    7:26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not,
    shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

    7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came,
    and the winds blew, and beat upon that house;
    and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

    • TK


      Jesus has already declared the way, trust and obey!

      • tomzon

        NO WAY!

        wait,we got a rhyme here :v

  • As a man, I want to help those who truly need our help. On the other hand, government cannot keep taxing and spending at the rate they have been. Our deficits our out of control, and spending has to be brought down. Higher taxes are not the answer. Taking from the rich to give to the poor is not the answer. Socialism has never worked, and it will not work now.

    The fact remains… no scheme of man will solve our problems. If our country were to pray to God to help us, I know He would. Unfortunately, the vast majority of Americans laugh at me for suggesting this, because they don’t believe in God.

    There is no other answer. Faith and trust in God is the only solution. He can move mountains.

    • Volma

      Yes we all know Jesus’s teaching’s take from the poor, widowed orphans, elderly and sick, and give to the rich oh so well! And we all know that communist/socialist countries not only have no rich or wealthy (unless your in the government at the top)nor unions, wouldn’t want those commie slaves to think they be maken enough money to actually live off of would you! In fact where is communism and socialism, it seems like it is only communism socialism for the poor, the powerful and rich get to live and make profit off the poor. Yes we must just not be commies, and trust in God, like you say, you are a God yourself, must be rich too..Well hang in there, don’t worry the poor will soon all be so weak sick and helpless they won’t even bother to speak the truth anymore. Just hold on to you Jesus antichrist morals and you’ll be just fine! And Goddddd bless your little pea picken heart you saint..Your words appeal to the ignorant and conveniently stupid when greed and selfishness are in the mix! Hope there is a special place for souls like you when you die to go to, I am pray-en and hopen for it with all my heart.

      • tomzon

        what golden words..

  • VegasBob

    How about this one?

    A close friend of mine who I’ve known for over a decade stole my identity and opened up 2 credit accounts in my name.


    • VyseLegendaire

      That’s insane!

    • wow! amazing… your friend really desperate…

    • Otown Right Guy

      Was he a drug addict? I have known a few people that have stolen from their own friends and relatives to get money for prescription pills and other drugs.

  • Hognutz

    It’s all very sad but predictable.

    Load up on Beans, Bullets, and Band-aids! Now People!! You have not much time left!

  • michael,

    Can you do me a big favor and send me the link to the article on how to prepare for the economic collapse. The article says what to buy.

    Thank You

  • TK

    Less dependent on the system is the 1st and best move we should all make. I know for many it seems odd to try to raise your own veggies or meat when there are 3-4 grocery stores within a mile or two of home. But, as odd as it may seem, it may save your life real soon.

  • Loll

    Should the Smiths be blabbin’ about their stash?

    That’s like shouting: COME AND GET IT!

    The desperate thieves roaming to and fro in their $30,000 hair extensions, would definitely try to get some of that chicken.

    • Ben Dover

      Probably not. It has not been cooked and put into take-out containers.

    • DownWithLibs

      I was thinking the same thing. Just having a garden and a farm will put you onto most “desperation” radars.

  • strangely enough just today in charlotte nc, the local police cracked down on the homeless who were congegating in ceartain areas of town ,they were selling drugs for the dealers.. not themselves . rightly they got a cut from the poceeds,or drug sale. it took police 3 months to investigate this . apparently they were moving a lot of drugs .mostly in blue collar and well to do areas. the homless people kept that secret quiet quite a long time apparently. these days we will do anything to make a buck i guess,

  • mile

    thought id wind up doing the same bank job for heaLTH CARE COSTS AND I HAVE INSURANCE..!!!!

  • Mad Max

    It’s our own fault. We sat around and didn’t do anything while our government, the banks and big business robbed us blind. Stop complaining and stand up for yourselves. This isn’t going to get better becuase you duck your head in the sand. It’s going to get much worse. This isn’t the normal, mindless recession you can wait out.

    “WAKE UP PEOPLE!” – We’re getting Nowhere.
    Read “Common Sense 3.1” at ( )

    We don’t have to live like this anymore. “Spread the News

    • McKinley Morganfield

      Yes, too many of us were satisfied to let the prostitutes and thieves, aka political leaders, sell us down the river as long as the free lunches were handed out. Now, we see that free lunches were a myth and the piper must be paid.

      Prepare each and every day. Food, water, fuel, and alas ammo. Be ready, according to your ability, to assist your neighbors. Form alliances with those around you. Learn to grow and preserve food. There will come a time when we are all utterly dependent upon our local resources and abilities. Make common cause with your neighbors. Build local connections. You can not survive a collapse on your own.

  • Hermann

    “The system is dying and society is coming apart. The only rational thing to do is to prepare for what is coming.”

    Excellent article. The conclusion is especially impressive. We Americans always think we can fix things, but when a system is built on rotten foundations — in our case: the hegemony of global capitalism — the only solution is to rebuild on sounder foundations.

    The “USA” is gone. The Real Americans will want to secede from the system and start over.

  • Ograv

    I do not buy this article’s conclusion based on the evidence it gave. Crime has always been in every society, and stupid crime is nothing new either. All those weird crimes labeled as evidence that people are becoming more desperate my not be all that unusual.
    There has always been crime, crime is often perpetrated by desperate individuals, so there has always been desperate individuals. 15 examples says nothing of the trend.

  • JasonD

    I remember Ross Perot’s warning about NAFTA in the early nineties: “keep on pluckin!”



  • Gentile

    Dude, those are minor robberies, they always happends… dont be such a drama queen

  • Ben Dover

    I will say it for Gary…Tax the greedy to help the needy! Socialism “always” works.

    Note that third world shitholes are pretty much always socialist societies (for the peasants, anyway).

  • Game plan

    The collapse is picking up pace. Watch your backs everyone the feds will try to shut down web sites like this very soon. First they monitor our ip and look for certain idividuals they deem to be radicals.
    Then they come knockin.

  • VyseLegendaire

    Soon enough all of America will be like one long Katrina event.

  • liberranter

    Even police officers are committing desperate acts these days. Just check out what one police officer in Chicago is charged with doing….

    PLEASE don’t tell me that anyone was shocked to read this. Cops are, and long have been, the most violent and predatory criminals this society has ever had to endure. The only difference between now and yesteryear is that they’re more open about their role as muscle for the Regime than they were in the past. In bygone years they at least put some effort into pretending that the “Officer Friendly”/Protect-and-Serve facade was real.

  • Pee Wee

    I take in metal to a recycling service and it is always packed there. People were selling manhole covers, stripped copper wires from air conditioners and abandoned homes. An undercover cop was working there and caught the guy stealing manhole covers. Now they have a sign on the wall of things they will not buy.

  • stan

    Barack Hussein Obama promised that he would bring us together and damned if he didn’t.

    Heil Obama!!

  • Neo

    “When people have nothing left to lose, they lose it…” Gerald Celente on the upcoming Greater Depression….

  • mondobeyondo

    “Welcome to the jungle – it gets worse here every day…”
    – Guns ‘n Roses

  • Steve

    China is going to dump their US treasuries (and buy gold) one week after QE3 begins and Bernake turns the printing press back on and it’s ALL OVER.

    Calendar approx October 15th of THIS YEAR!

  • sycophants and quislings

    The first “money maker desperation” guy is an honest small business plan and quite different from the many of the others mentioned.

    Many of the “money maker desperation” people are criminals but the “most dangerous game” “Human Prey Running Man” has an honest business plan which does not involve crimal activity.

    I think he could also incorporate a scuba element or at least a skin dive/ free dive plan that would allow customers to hunt him underwater with spearguns.

    Great article but it left out the largest group of money makers—all the illegal drug farmers and importers along with the weapons traders.

  • Kw

    Trust in the Lord! Our time here is short compared with eternity

  • Hello Kitty Karmic Justice Baby

    Great Piece—I think the first young man who has the human prey business model has an excellent plan.

    A scuba/skin dive/free dive alternate plan in which one could hunt him underwater with spearguns would be good as well.

    The piece left out the Number 1 underground money making means: Marijuana Growing. Examples are replete around the nation that Indoor and outdoor Pot growing is the Number One method of Money Making in the U.S.A. for underground work.

  • The Jig’s Up

    Americans are doing “anything” to make money these days do not need to worry or despair.

    The Federal Military Industrial Complex WILL find a way to get the U.S into another World War.

    The next World War will provide lots of job training, medals, thrills and food for all who survive.

  • Irun

    The couple in Tulsa sounds just like us. We started a fair size garden on our 5 acres, and intend on tripling it’s size next year. Haven’t canned in years, but are starting up again with a pressure canner. Also, we have a good year of food stored up, some of it “forever foods”.We also have access to a 3 acre pond for water if needed. Our neighbors are the same way, except they aren’t gunned up like us with conceal carry permits. Self sufficiency is our motto. If some of the food is close to being out of date, we give it to the food bank.If it ends up we don’t need it, more of it will be given to the local food bank in Wamego, KS.

  • Americans need to know and implement ways to make inexpensive clean energy and organic food where they are in their local communities:

  • Otown Right Guy

    The article reminds me of the show Breaking Bad. The lead article, a high school chemistry teacher, starts a meth lab to make some real money. Excellent show BTW. I expect we will see more formerly law-abiding Americans go this type of route. With wages declining and prices rising, what choice do many of them really have?

  • Steve


    Can you please do an article on the two million people in America’s prisons? What happens to them when the economy collapses? This is crucial. Will they be releases back into society? I hope they lose those jail keys. Imagine 2 million felons (rapists, molesters and murderers who are also starving!!!) roaming America’s streets?


    • DownWithLibs

      Good question Steve. You do know that CA is set to release a whole bundle of prisoners to help curb costs? It is already happening.

    • mondobeyondo

      California is already releasing several thousand of their less violent criminals. That state is broke, and they must cut corners somewhere. It would be very interesting to see what happens to the nationwide prison system in an economic meltdown.

    • tomzon

      if you dont know,there are also people who are arrested for trying to steal a loaf of bread.
      and are arrested for ten years.

  • Edward

    Isn’t it strange that these desperate people do not come together and Rob the Banks or Wall Street, or The Federal Reserve Building, or Senitors in Cogress who helped to cause the collapse of America! It boggles the mind as to why people are not thinking of doing a group think of hwo they can get at the bastards that caused all of this! The main Culprit is Israel! that is where all the Terrorism really ends at.

    So now you know what to do and who to aim for, don’t pick on the people that had nothing to do with the collapse.

  • Mark McBee

    Debt contagion is spreading to Italy, the third largest economy in the eurozone. Last year was Greece this year is it Italy. Early next year will be USA.

  • Lisa

    Last week in Indianapolis, an animal shelter was robbed twice in the same day! Apparently, two teens came in with backpacks, put a puppy in it, tossed it over the fenced yard, then left and retrieved their new pet…

    It is coming apart folks, better prepare!

  • Jeff

    As I watch the various news outlets debate the cause of stubborn, unrelenting unemployment, I wonder if they are just stupid, or horribly naive.

    Not everybody can be a white-collar professional; there must be millions of good jobs for everybody.

    Nearly 20 years after NAFTA and a multitude of other trade agreements, we have sent those jobs overseas. We screwed ourselves.

    But those millions of formerly-employed American workers still must eat, have shelter and medical care. The difference is; now the US Government is paying for their basic needs, and the clowns who sent those jobs overseas are richer than ever.

    What a sick, amoral society we have become.

  • We live in the sticks-many summer homes and abandoned homes are now being looted and destroyed for copper pipes, wiring and any thing, even if it is nailed down. There is not enough deputies to patrol the county. Most residents are elderly and prone to having home invasions. Living in the sticks has dangers too. A big dog,or two, and remained armed.

    Old Timer

  • El Pollo de Oro

    I certainly hope I’m wrong about The Banana Republic of America ending up like Bolivia or Papua New Guinea, but then, I was also saying “I hope I’m wrong” back in 2007—when I predicted that the BRA was heading for a major economic calamity. And sadly, it turns out I was right: in September 2008, the BRA experienced its worst economic crash since 1929 and went into a depression. Almost three years later, the depression remains—and the suffering is going to intensify. As horrible as the last three years have been for millions of Americans, the worst is yet to come.

    About #4: that type of thing is quite common in developing countries. Police corruption is pandemic in much of Latin America. In one of the favelas in Rio de Janeiro, some off-duty cops tried robbing a small bank—which was being protected by the local drug lords. And ironically, it was the drug lords who prevented Rio’s finest from getting away with any money. You gotta love it when the cops are the would-be bank robbers and the drug lords are the ones preventing the bank from being robbed.

    As for #15: you know you’re truly living in a Third World hellhole when a man is willing to go to prison because that’s the only way he can receive the medical care he desperately needs. The Banana Republic of America (formerly the USA) is a basketcase on so many levels. God help us. Que dios nos ayude. Che dio ci aiuti.

  • Imaplaneiac

    Michael, blogger ” Loll ” is spot-on! You shouldn’t name folks like the Smiths and identify where they live, in your articles! Unscrupulous thieves can make easy prey of the Smith Family; if they can locate them! You’ve – including this newspaper – already given them clues.

    To blogger ” Boss Man “, I pray only that God’s Will be done, in regard to this country. I trust that He’ll aid those of us of His remnant Church. But you should recall what God did to the pagans in Sodom and Gormorrah. You should recall the Great Flood in Noah’s time. Vengence is the Lord’s! Will Almighty God NOT bring His Divine Justice upon the evil un-godly morons who infest this country?

    Finally, this web site may be of interest to fellow bloggers:

  • All this is very sad.
    There is no question that desperate people do crazy things.
    A lot of the present status we find ourselves in was created by a crazy Government, who thoughht it was God.
    A Government who could create something from nothing, money out of thin air, debt which need not be paid back, debt which can be paid back with debt, including interest, a Government who can force its omnipotent will on the people, and through this power, gains the very credibility to do these incredible miracles.
    Don Levit

  • CincyChris

    You’re exactly right. A true American patriot would NOT allow the “debt ceiling” to be raised, and they sure as heck wouldn’t agree to pay back the fraudulent “debt owed” to the cabal of Fed owners.

    Here’s the CincyChris US Goverment Debt Repayment Plan:
    1) Decommision the Fed through a repeal of the Federal Reserve Act
    2) Fire up those printing presses one last time- we’ll give them what they say we owe.
    3) Make “Federal Reserve Notes” ILLEGAL tender
    4) US Congress issues REAL MONEY to the People.

    It’s time to hold our Congress accountable; they have been derelict in their duties. In this case, their duty to coin money- which they have been derelict to since 1913.
    The economic collapse is attributed directly to 98 years of dereliction of duty by our Congress.
    Wake up!
    GROW UP!

  • I live in very rural mountains of New Mexico, here we have something called Roadrunner food bank. Over the last year people wanting food bank food has quadrupled.

    The food is what they call staples, nothing I would eat (Fruit Loops, Hamburger Helper etc), but people are standing in line for a box of junk foods.

    No crime here though, Catron county is the 3rd most sparcley populated county in the USA and………..
    the county has a law that all homes must be armed. Most people know this who live in NM, and the ones that know all too well are the bad guys.

  • Mr Carpenter

    What worries me is that once I cannot any longer afford to live, then I cannot any longer afford to give so much to the food pantry near me to help those who’ve “fallen between the cracks”.

    When that happens “wholesale” across the board, then the drek will really hit the air recirculating device in a big way

  • Update from lovely Richmond, CA: There were three murders and two shootings Sunday July 3, 2011 within a 3 hour time span. Two in Iron Triangle, one in North Richmond all supposedly gang related. There was a triple homicide this past Saturday, July 9 2011 in Triangle Court Family Housing, supposedly drug related. This situation is not getting better and literally if you are out at night you have a very high probability of being shot if you’re in the wrong neighborhood. There is absolutely no regard for human life anymore…I was looking for more to say but I’ll just end with this, 6 murders in two weeks but why is that not national news? Because that’s NORMAL out here.

    • DownWithLibs

      Sounds just like little Yakima, Wa not far from here. Pretty much a murder a day and many shootings and, yes, all gang related!!

  • Dr. Nancy

    I’m here to offer hope
    in the middle of all the economic craziness…

    A friend recommended a site
    put together by a millionaire. When a millionaire speaks, I listen :0)

    It has helped me tremendously
    over the past 6 months
    to prepare for the future
    in many ways:

    “How to Profit like the Ultra-Rich in Times of Economic Chaos”

    A free video is here-

    This info will definitely help everyone

  • Kevin2

    Just wait until the extended unemployment stops; “Batten down the hatches and prepare to repel borders”.

    Our “real” economy has been declining for decades but the symptoms were masked with debt. If the public felt the slow decline they may have put a political stop to it before industrial capacity was eviscerated to our present level. Like angina preceding a heart attack the warnings were for the most part ignored by a public so willing to accept the nonsense “service economy” and employment in the “Hospitality Industry”. Now it’s skip the standard heart attack and go right to cardiac arrest.

  • William

    While I will agree that MANY so-called social programs are just dependency inducing wastes of money, there are programs, like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid that should be supported. Yet, it the goal of the Republicans to destroy these programs. Republicans like to WASTE money on unnecessary wars of choice based on LIES. But, when it comes to repaying the $2.6 TRILLION of paid-in Social Security monies that have been stolen from the Social Security system, the vile Republicans want nothing to do with it. THAT is the problem. The American citizens need to WAKE up to the facts. So, when grandma in a nursing home on Medicaid is pushed out onto the sidewalk, know that we BORROW money to give it to foreigners……and, we spend TRILLIONS on unnecessary wars that benefit only Israel.

    • DownWithLibs

      Are you Gary2 in disguise?

      • Gary2

        I told you before more and more people agree with me…Tax the greedy to help the needy

  • Eric


    Can you be kindful to provide me the citation to this part quotation of a commenter under your article?

    “And when The Banana Republic of America (formerly the USA) signed on for globalism and ignored Ross Perot’s warning…”

    I want to learn more about Ross Perot’s warning. If you couldn’t find it and that’s fine.

    Keep up with your work! I have been reading all of your articles and I enjoy reading it. It is far better than CNN and Foxnews. 🙂 God’s grace be with you.

    • Michael

      That was a common theme when Ross Perot ran for president.

      There were a lot of things Perot was wrong about, but he was right about “free trade”. Here is a good place to start to learn more….


      • Eric

        Thank you for being so kindful!

        • Bobb O

          Just YouTube “Ross perot nafta”. or “ross perot gore larry king” you’ll find the clips there.

      • Yeah, but Michael that’s what happens when Man trusts other Men running the Government and Corporations. You’re not supposed to trust humans to run the government, that’s God’s job. God will allow the evil to make everybody poor, weak, and even dead until we realize that we must give up our self pride: in our nations, our racial groups, in our worldly social networking culture, in our depravity, and in our economic system.

        The only reasonable Trade policy is a global trade/currency policy where nearly everybody on the planet has the same standard of living, but under God- not Satan.

        The only way this will happen is if the evil dooers destroy it all. Therefore, I turn against the US, because America is evil and in fact subervts the will of God by not allowing for the “New Order” to take over.

        You can not change history under God, it’s only a myth created by evil men to distract us all from seeing our true destiny. You can however change fate in your personal life, but it’s mainly up to God.

        You can still educate and help people though, and your blog provides people with that brilliant service.



  • bobbobbobbob

    yeah an GW BUSH was a war hero. yeah and the rebuplicanecoterrorists want to help medicare. u r in bad shape. google ‘tax credits to export us jobs’ google ‘walmart pesant insurance’. u are considered pesants by the wasp elete and yet u hate mr o. i guess u like living in the street. mcpain would have let gm go. u are stupid and semi-literate amerikans

    • JCC

      Speaking of semi-literate…

  • bobbobbobbob

    yeah an GW BUSH was a war hero. yeah and the rebuplicanecoterrorists want to help medicare. u r in bad shape. google ‘tax credits to export us jobs’ google ‘walmart pesant insurance’. u are considered pesants by the wasp elete and yet u hate mr o. i guess u like living in the street. mcpain would have let gm go. u are stupid and semi-literate amerikans

  • Nostradamus

    25 years ago, America invented its unique brand of capitalism. Politically, its called trickle-down economics. Over at Wall Street in the late 80’s, they invented junk bond, M&A (merger & acquisition) to kick things off. These became new engines of economy, replacing boring companies like IBM. The Federal Reserve made sure there is an infinite supply of ‘liquidity’ to finance any amount of junk bonds, for free. Every time a junk bond is issued to finance a M&A, millions in profit are extracted into the pockets of wheelers and dealers of investment banks. A few thousand people lost their jobs, and two companies got reduced to one. Tools, equipment and know-how either get sold off or just vaporize. But while M&A downsized business all over the USA, the number of investment banks grew like drunk rats all over Wall Street.

    The masters of the universe, aka investment bank rats, use their juicy multi-trillion dollar M&A profit and loan some of it back to the just-layoff people. Why hire people when you can just turn them into debt slaves? This is a fine example of the raw logic of American capitalism. It has turned making money, and only making money, the only thing that matter in life, culture, environment, and future generations.

    Then a strange thing happened. Why is it that with so very much money created and made, so many trillions of dollars, why is it that there is so little money around today? Food stamps, 99’er checks, good people robbing banks?

    Daily Reckoning web
    Imperial Suicide

  • moses737

    From all indication; I am convinced that the International Bankers/Illuminati kingpins have think tank organizations that are hell bent on destroying the Great American Empire; along with the rest of the economies of all the other nations. Why? So they can finally achieve their One World (luciferic) Government and their One World Economy; as well as their coming, One World Religion. And this is their end-game that will eventually enslave the whole world; and turn it over to their Lord Lucifer who has taught them how to rob the nations of the world with their Central banks in each nation.

    And next and for their grand finale; they will try to force everybody on the Earth to take their zombie making and mind controlling mark of the beast chip in everybodies forehead or hand. And according to Revelation chapters 13 and 14; if you take their Mark (chip) you will be tormented 24/7, day and night, because it will mean that you have joined Satan and his antichrist beast leader; and their antichrist beast government; who will hate God and Jesus and all of Gods people; whom they will kill and martyr because we will not take their chip.

  • Morris

    I think the true character of this country is being revealed in these very difficult times. Godless, morally depravd, lazy, fat, drug- and alcohol-addicted, sexually promiscuous and running after their own desires.

  • Carlos Manuel

    Since I live in Latin America, I can say this: What is happening now in the U.S Happened 20 years ago in Venezuela and 10 years ago in Argentina. That is: In Venezuela there was a Bipartisan system very much like the Republicans and Democrats, either one of two parties always won the elections. The first warning was a massive collapse in the economy in 1983, in what is still called “Black Friday”. Since 1983, slowly, but surely, the venezuelan middle class which once comprised 70% of that oil rich country began to shrink. Venezuela;s government followed blindly the recipes put forth by the IMF and World Bank. The result: a fall of the standard of living so pronounced that the poor (now comprising 70% of the population) took to the streets in 1989 order to demand a STOP to these policies. This was called “El caracazo”. The government responded by putting the army on the streets and killing a few thousand civilians. It lasted 3 days. after this, in 1992, a group of young military men attempted a coup and failed. Their slogan was “against corruption of the rich and the IMF measures” The plot failed but the leader of the Coup became inmensely popular. The President survived el Caracazo and the coup, but was impeached and was sacked before his term ended. The rest of the 90s the country lived in a state of fear and declining living standards. The leader of the coup was elected president in 1998. But the truth of the matter is, the economy has not really recovered since 1983. You guys reach your own conclusions.

  • Carlos Manuel

    Needless to say, it was like “El Pollo de Oro” said: A tiny minority (around 10%-5%) of venezuelans were filthy stinking rich. And whenever they smelled trouble, they fled the country. Simple as that. Of course, they still owned businessess in the country, but lived in Miami or elsewhere.

  • DownWithLibs

    Can someone please tell me what on earth you do with “hot” embalming fluid?

    • Jack Dubious

      You dip your cigarette in it and smoke it.

    • Steven

      i work for a drug and alcohol rehab center for TEENAGERS….always a HUGE waiting list (nuff said there!)…a few of my “boys” are there for being addicted to embalming fluid….anything to escape the realities of even being a teen in todays society.

    • jonnygun

      If u think PCP angeldust is psycho, wait til this gets out of hand.
      from firsthand experience, shoot to the knees or run from the area asap. These types are like the hulk on a case of redbull.. not good since many kill and have no recollection at all. Googleize it to read more..

    • bigtoe1111

      embalming fluid is used by stupid pot traffickers to make hemp have some kind of effect similar to regular pot. hemp grows wild in certain parts of the country and they pay people to go hide there and pick for them. they then dry the hemp and spray the fluid on it. after a few sprayings it is put on the market.

  • The disturbance of society,no jobs and the race for hunger and food are the basic cause of all this situation.that,s why people don,t feel fear to attempt a crime they just want money and all this is causing a great economical collapse.for more information you can visit my site at

  • CatNap

    The day isn’t far off when TSA will feel up anyone entering a grocery store.

    That’s the day when you don’t let your wife and kids shop alone. Not even in rural America.

    That’s the day when families band together for safety to do the week’s shopping.

    That’s the day when someone with a gun must be on guard at all times to protect the fridge.

    That’s the day when having a garden will do you no good. The neighbors will jump your fence and steal whatever is edible.

    If you are prepping by storing food, keep it QUIET. Even from your extended family! Tell your children not to talk about it with anyone.

    It could mean the difference between surviving starvation or not.

    • mondobeyondo

      That’s the day when you should be out of the USA, if you have the means to escape. Let’s hope and pray it never gets that bad.

      • carlmarks

        I’m having a big, blowout yard sale this summer and all proceeds will go to moving to a socialist democracy in Europe like Denmark or Sweden. I’m getting tired of the 1% buying government favors here to maintain an oligarchy. Whenever I hear the words “American Freedom” , I look for chains.

    • jonnygun

      Truethat. and they call me chicken little… im sure Noah had a gaggle of people laughing too. But I think it happened.. I asked my son if he knows the story of the ant and grasshopper.. I think he gets it..

      Research collapsenet. Com for good signals ans survival techniques…

      Coming to a theatre near all of us..

      “Bullets and beans.”.. I love that one

  • John

    Sad but true facts.. totally agree with your view on the true state of things. This is not just happening in the United States though, we are sharing one single small speck of dust in an immense sea of blackness. Check out this documentary to see a solution to the current world issues:

  • Lennie Pike

    Come on people, hair extensions? I recommend banks, especially Central Banks. That’s where your money is that has already been stolen from you through bailouts and inflation and out and out printing it up and sticking it your pocket. It can’t technically be considered bank robbery.

    In the 30’s most Americans pulled for the Dillingers, and Bonnie and Clydes – they knew what kind of scum Bankers were and how they were being f*#$ed by them. And by the way, that’s who your so called representatives work for.

    Then we all got dumbed way way way way down.


  • Frank Lazard

    god help us

  • dmitry


    • Susan

      “Two hands working accomplish more than a thousand clasped in prayer”.

      Besides, God wants me to be a strong, upstanding person right? Praying is begging.

      • carlmarks

        One finger on a trigger is apropos to Mao Zedong’s ” Political power issues from the barrel of a gun”

  • 20somethings

    Alan Greenspan has some nasty words for our American Youth ….. yeah he is talking about you 20 somethings.
    The Control machine is diverting attention away from its criminal acts.
    Prepare people the collapse is picking up speed.

  • Rob


    It’s progressives we don’t like. Obama, Bush, McCain are all progressives. They all want this big global third world world.

  • Gary2

    Michael-what do you expect? the rich all break the law and regularly buy their way out of things. They regularly do not pay even close to their fair share in taxes and most corp like GE pay nothing all the while the right wants the poor to pay for the rich mistakes. Wall street scammed and ruined the economy yet are bailed out. Why shouldn’t people simply play by the new rules? They are waking up to the deck being stacked against them.

    My power was recently shut off for a couple of days as I have no money to pay all my bills. Many poor people look around at how the rich have screwed them and continue to screw then. Like Mr. Celente says there will be riots etc.

    The rich should be very afraid as they will be taxed hard either willingly or not.

    I do not know anyone who would even think twice about taking from the rich if they or their family was starving.

    • walt

      Putting priorities in perspective during hard times is where people will fail or survive.
      I would certainly choose electricity for my home instead of the cost of a computer and the internet.
      These poor choices will lead you down an endless road.
      Why are the well to do in such good shape..?..they make priorities and better judgements on where their money goes.
      I say, they have earned their keep in some instances. They are better educated, they worked harder, sacrificed and took risks. They didn’t sit around blaming others for problems- they ignored the rest and went to work.

      • Gary2

        How about exploited others to get to the top. How about marrying the rich wife (sen Ron Johnson)? How about rich wife daddy giving him the business and the retarded mother F thinks he is a self made man?

        These are facts look them up.

        Being rich is not equal to virtue in fact I almost think as one goes up the other goes down.

        The vast majority of rich are rich on the backs of others and they need to be taxed HARD.

    • carlmarks

      Eat the rich!

  • ItIsHere

    From the Indians who welcomed the pilgrims
    And to the buffalo who once ruled the plains
    Like the vultures circling beneath the dark clouds
    Looking for the rain
    Looking for the rain

    Just like the cities staggered on the coastline
    Living in a nation that just can’t stand much more
    Like the forest buried beneath the highway
    Never had a chance to grow
    Never had a chance to grow

    And now it’s winter
    Winter in America
    Yes and all of the healers have been killed
    Or sent away, yeah
    But the people know, the people know
    It’s winter
    Winter in America
    And ain’t nobody fighting
    ‘Cause nobody knows what to save
    Save your soul, Lord knows
    From Winter in America

    The Constitution
    A noble piece of paper
    With free society
    Struggled but it died in vain
    And now Democracy is ragtime on the corner
    Hoping for some rain
    Looks like it’s hoping
    Hoping for some rain

    And I see the robins
    Perched in barren treetops
    Watching last-ditch racists marching across the floor
    But just like the peace sign that vanished in our dreams
    Never had a chance to grow
    Never had a chance to grow

    And now it’s winter
    It’s winter in America
    And all of the healers have been killed
    Or betrayed
    Yeah, but the people know, people know
    It’s winter, Lord knows
    It’s winter in America
    And ain’t nobody fighting
    Cause nobody knows what to save
    Save your souls
    From Winter in America

    And now it’s winter
    Winter in America
    And all of the healers done been killed or sent away
    Yeah, and the people know, people know
    It’s winter
    Winter in America
    And ain’t nobody fighting
    Cause nobody knows what to save
    And ain’t nobody fighting
    Cause nobody knows, nobody knows
    And ain’t nobody fighting
    Cause nobody knows what to save
    Gil Scott Heron

  • wwjd

    The end is coming- Put your faith and trust in Jesus and ask Him into your heart.Salvation is available to ANYONE- no matter what you’ve ever said or done.

    • tomzon

      why jesus,when there are buddha,and other guys too?
      Oh,right,they are from DEVIL?
      I better put my trust into my own brains,not some giant beard in the sky.

      • carlmarks

        We’ll have “pie in the sky” when we die. (Woody Guthrie)

  • Gary2

    I’ve all heard the arguments. You can’t tax the rich because they’ll hide it anyway. You can’t tax the rich more because they are the job creators. Higher taxes on wealth will hurt our economy, wait for the trickle down.

    I’m afraid I don’t trust the folks saying these things. I’d like to try it and see what happens for myself, thank you.

    • Prepping for the Future

      You would like to try to tax the rich yourself so you can see if it works. Gary you get dumber by the day.

      Michael you are doing a great job thank you for all your hard work and putting the article together/

      • Michael

        You are welcome. I hope that you will keep coming back and reading them. 🙂


    • carlmarks

      “Job Creators” = “Exploiters of Labor”

  • Lennie Pike

    Moses 737,

    Exactly the truth.

  • A book worth reading is Fernando Aguirre’s book “Surviving the Economic Collapse.” Lays it out quite well on how to live during the collapse of a civilization as we are seeing happening in the New Banana Republic of America (USA). He has been through it in Argentina when it collapsed in 2001.

    • Marc

      Best book out there on the topic! His blog tells allot of the same info if you don’t want to buy the book. Just google ‘ferfal’. Good think was that he survived his country’s collapse ten years ago and has allot of info about dealing with crime and food shortages. I like that he is dealing with most peoples’ reality and not teaching how to make a fire with a stick.

    • carlmarks

      Argentinians (males) like **********. It’s about power, not love or even eros. It led to the political “disappearances” of dissidents in the 70’s, the bubble and collapse of the economy you noted. A “civilization” founded on machismo.

  • patriot alice

    Too big to bail, and too big to fail is the new norm, it’s hard to believe that even though Europe is leading the way to hell because of their high debt, here in the USA we continue to print, borrow and spend our way to hell too. When will they stop? To continue borrowing 2 trillion dollars a year to prop up a false economy is crazy. Huge cuts in government spending and tax cuts for the private sector to create jobs is the only solution, but politics won’t allow it to happen…..

  • Charity

    Yes everyone, the end is coming. The Illuminati/New World Order, (neither of these organization names deserve to have the first letter of their names capitalized), have just about succeeded in destroying every continent & country on earth. These organizations work entirely for Satan, (they call him Lucifer because that is who he told them he is; he never mentioned that his name changed after he was cast out of heaven/3rd heaven).
    These people who follow Satan exclusively have no true idea that their destiny is going to be such a horrible and final one. They just keep creating more and more havoc thinking that they are helping him and his demonic kingdom.
    Satan and his kingdom hate humans and they will do anything to keep them from the truth and Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
    Yes, the day is coming when one will have to make the choice between Jesus Christ & the mark of the beast. I guarantee that you will be a whole lot better off if you refuse the mark of the beast! If they put you to death because you chose Jesus, what does it matter…you’ll go straight to be with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit/Ghost.
    Whatever you do, don’t take the mark of the beast!
    Learn as much of the truth as you possibly can. Learn that Jesus Christ is our Lord & Savior. You can only get to the Father through the Son! Amen.

  • Charity

    And by the way, the silly face logo that was with my last comment, (and may be with this one) was not my idea. I don’t know where these logos come from or how they are chosen. Thank you.

  • Harquebus

    Depopulate, consume less and plant lots and lots of trees. We are experiencing the first plague of humans in the history of the planet.

  • When society breaks down, because of the eventual government cessation (down the line), we shall have to rebuild society. Here’s how the first ten years of it can go, if we’re lucky.

  • Here’s a solution that will not need a single cent.

    Offer each person on food stamps or ‘council housing’ (not working or homeless), land for subsistence farming and make them live in a tent. Very Soviet era-esque, but when American citizens begin herding their own animals, composting rather than buying fertilisers, burning firewood rather than using electrical heaters and begin growing their own food, collecting rainwater/digging wells, weaving cloth for making their own clothes from home grown cotton, ALL FOR FREE, USA will finally be rid of the debt caused by sequestration of land by the state and dependence on food stamps or funding of state funded homeless shelters (See below link on this group as well for homelessness solutions . . . ).

    Is Ending Homelessness Just a Dream? – Joel John Roberts – 13th June 2011

    As for education. Education does not need a millions worth elementary school, 10s millions worth high school, 10s billions worth University, do it like they did in the past – in a Warehouse-Barn and do not allow ‘Professor’ to charge exhorbitant fees (i.e. no more than allows him to retire in comfort or with some dignity, not extreme wealth) simply because he groups up with other Professor’s and calls a bunch of buildings a University.

    Ditch those cars and vehicles, use draft animals which can also be eaten. Or use bicycles as in China, with ‘sidecar’ attachments if carrying goods. No more spending on fuel. You want to get there, you jolly well PEDDLE with your own legs (than charge fuel costs to the taxpayer if you’re in government).

    The other thing of course would be to END ALL EXPENSIVE WARS and shut down all WMD silos of any and every type. How much does a silo or nuke cost to maintain yearly? How many nukes does USA have that it may NEVER use? All just to enrich military contractors.

    Whos up for life in 1800s America? Better than post millenial decay as we see now for certain while USA indulges in wars without end.

    For everyone else with some assets, liquidate EVERYTHING excess you have in fiat for precious metals, buy land to cultivate your own food, do not fuel ANY ‘Suit or Electricity using Industries’ and live like a Hillbilly. Grow biofuel crops for your electricity, grow your own cotton, get the wife to learn to use the loom, dump the car for a donkey or bullock and cart (no more road tax!), live in a Yurt made from your own skinned domestic animals instead of paying for construction, make your own beer, wine and yoghurt. Burn dung and firewood for warmth.

    If enough people do all of this,the ‘duopolist bilderberg stooge potus’ and government itself is finished. We will be out own militia, so army guys don’t worry about invasions, but do distribute those weapons. Ordinary folk should buy some gunz and bibles (or whatever religious text or kama sutra . . .).

    And finally remember to vote ONLY for the POOREST candidate on the list. In the event every candidate is rich, then it is your duty to run for candidacy as a non-plutocrat.

  • john

    These 15 examples are a complete waste of time and a politically censored scare tactic. This may be true in a very small majority of small areas within the USA but is not the norm and not even close.

    • tomzon

      that is YOUR onpinion,thank you.

  • Twyla

    America was created by the illuminati for this hour. There are only two things in Amerika as it stands–pink toilet paper, and blue toilet paper. You are either one or the other that has been used up and discarded like refuse in a waste container called the USA. We continue plodding like the dumb oxen we are in the never-ending middle east saga, to send our sons and daughters to their deaths, or worse, returning home in bits and pieces, mentally fractured and/or physically, and classed as suffering from “personality disorder” and discharged without medical benefits for injuries sustained whilst “fighting” for our Constitutional rights. There are only two things in the US military–pink toilet paper and blue toilet paper. That will be the only industry available to American youngsters in a a few short years–the military industrial complex, where legions of criminals have flooded the ranks.
    Not only have we treated our grown children like toilet paper, but, for the last 38 years, we have treated our unborn sons and daughters like refuse through a diabolical human sacrifice machine cloaked in “choice” “rights” and all that other BS. Payback is going to be a be-otch for this transgression.
    Our chickens have simply come home to roost. Amerika has become Murder, Inc., and guess what? Double will be poured out unto this nation; it’s called “what comes around, goes around”.
    Babylon is fallen indeed. Amerika has become a nation of perverts and murderers, cranked out on pharma, porno, franken food and addicted to handheld techy little gadgets screaming their fingers off about a whole lot of nothing whilst attempting to operate a 5,000 pound potentially deadly weapon on the freeways from California to Carolina. We are still afloat by Divine intervention, to be sure. We should have long ago imploded and rotted. It won’t happen until The Most High says it is time. Take advantage of the current “window of opportunity” and repent so that mercy will be shown to you and yours-you’re going to need all the mercy you can get.

  • Luke

    You get what you deserve…its been long time coming. Opening the borders to legal and illegal immigrants (not to mention the buy-a-bride idiots that live in Ameri(k)a), letting your jobs get shipped-overseas to China or Malaysia. I saw that coming 20 years ago, that’s why I left. At the time, no one listened…too bad, live with it.

    • tomzon

      its not because of immigrants,its the gaganturan debts that cannot be paid back.

    • Mark

      Wow.. you really are clueless , You say the current situation is due to Legal and ileagal immigrants , And you solution , Leave the country and become an IMMIGRANT in someone else’s Country..hahahaha , dumb post of the week

  • Andrew Bulles

    Here’s a question… I’m very much in tune with what’s happening… I read constantly the political winds and annedoctal social blogs and many well researched books about OUR America and it’s citizenry of lemmings. You could say that I consider myself a professor of sorts of a new social phenomena… A country in decline. I’ve developed contingency plans, stored food caches, have some ammunition and I even have a several “fall-back” safe houses in two states which I don’t currently reside. I feel like I see THE COLLAPSE occuring before my eyes everyday. I’ve talked to my family (not all of them see it my way but agree to get somewaht prepared… just in case.) So, the question is… how far are you willing to go in the event of actual rioting or insurection and, if you say “put up a fight”… who don’t you suppose will be the enemy? I have a list, of sorts, that I keep… if retribution should be called for in a time of WROL. DO YOU? Of course, I would only take actions I would see as a restoring our country to our founding fathers intentions… restoring a correct consitutional government would be a paramountcy. I think our marching orders will come in a time of total economic and governmental collapse where the state governments were to fall into a corrupt dysfunction under criminal authority. FOR THE RECORD, we are no where near that now, IMO.

  • What can Americans do to fight the New World Order?

    1. Turn off or throw away your T.V.
    2. Think for yourself.
    3. Question all so-called ‘Authority’
    4. Get out, and/or stay out, of debt!
    5. Use cash, trade or barter as much as possible, rather than debit cards and credit cards
    6. Get rid of grocery store ‘discount’ cards –grocery stores provide this information to insurance companies.
    7. Bank at a Credit Union, or any alternative to the ‘TBTF’ Banks, that participated in the 2008 Banker Bailout.
    8. Invest as much as you reasonably can in precious metals – especially silver.
    9. You have the right to own a firearm, to protect yourself,and your family. Read the 2nd Amendment.
    10. Buy products “Made in America”
    11. Start your own garden
    13. Meditate or pray – reduce your stress!
    14. Get exercise!
    15. Read a book (here is an excellent book recommendation: Psychological Warfare and the New World Order:The Secret War Against the American People )
    16. Listen to soothing classical, jazz, ambient, or other alternative music
    17. Watch ‘Freedom to Fascism’–a film by Aaron Russo (can be found here:
    18. Watch ‘Why We Fight’–a film by Eugene Jarecki (can be found here:…r_embedded)
    19. Watch ‘Endgame’–a film by Alex Jones (can be found here:
    20. Below is advice from John Perkins’ book, entitled THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE (The Truth About Economic Hit Men,Jackals,And How To Change The World), pp. 322-329.

    “AVOID SHOPPING AS ‘RETAIL THERAPY’ (Instead, jog, meditate, read, or find some other solution).
    SHOP CONSCIOUSLY – if there is something you must have, purchase items whose packaging, ingredients, and methods of production are sustainable and support life.
    PURCHASE AT CONSIGNMENT AND THRIFT STORES –where everything is recycled.
    Write letters telling Monsanto, De Beers, ExxonMobil, Adidas, Ford, GE, Coca-Cola, WALMART, and other labor exploiters and environment destroyers
    DOWNSIZE (your car, home, wardrobe) – everything in your life (and don’t buy what you don’t need)
    SUPPORT/SEND MONEY only to non-profits, radio stations, and other organizations that promote JUST causes.
    VOLUNTEER your time and energy to such organizations.
    ENCOURAGE stores to buy from local growers, producers, and suppliers.
    Shop at your LOCAL FARMERS’ MARKET
    AVOID DRINKING WATER THAT IS FLUORIDATED (only your toothpaste should have non-industrial fluoride)
    INSIST that those who use your money – banks, pensions, mutual funds, companies – make socially and environmentally responsible investments.”
    21. Invest in precious metals (especially silver).
    22. Research every company whose products or services you buy
    23. Research every organization to which you donate your hard-earned money
    24. Vote with your dollars!
    25. Watch ‘The Secret of Oz’– a film by William T. Still (can be found here:
    26. Get prepared for when the U.S. dollar TOTALLY COLLAPSES – You’ll need 1) Water, 2) Food, 3) Vital Medicine 4) First Aid Kit, etc.
    27. Global, non-violent, NON-COMPLIANCE is the answer, of We the Plebs, to the ‘elite’ New World Order!
    28. Find alternatives to EVERYTHING that they’ve set up, to entrap you in THEIR system.
    29. What would happen if 200 MILLION AMERICANS refused to pay their taxes, in 2012? (Just a hypothetical question)
    30. Familiarize yourself with the concept of BOYCOTT
    31. Corporate Membership in the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations):
    32. Don’t ever join a ‘secret’ society
    33. Watch ‘Global Warming or Global Governance’ ( )
    34. Educate yourself. Thomas Jefferson: “If a nation expects to be ignorant & free, in a state of civilisation, it expects what never was & never will be.”

    Expand the above list,and share it with everyone you know!

    • tomzon

      #1-you cannot vote with dollars,because the ones that you can vote are pre-chosen.
      #2-precious metals? if all the shit collapses,you cannot eat or wear it,or burn it for warmth.
      one thing only:Become as independet as you can.
      get solar panels,make your own well,grow your own food.
      But dont become an amish.

    • Anonymous

      When you mention Alex Jones, you lose all credibility. I didn’t bother reading your post past his name.

  • The EU/US Central Bankers have two openly declared goals: 1) Global Neo-feudalism, via debt, for Nations and Individuals, and profits for Central Bankers, & 2) Global De-population. Yet, in the MSM, there is still an argument that there are TBTF (Too-Big-To-Fail) Banks????? How stupid are people?

  • Paul

    God Bless America.

    You are really needing it.

  • marsha

    im getting ready in the food category w/ dried beans lentils etc., stuff that doesnt perish. i know that something is coming and i think its closer than we think. we all just go about our everyday business and dont realize that time is going by faster than we think. get ready, prepare, dont wait till its to late!!!!!


    … paper money will become worthless… you have to prepare yourself and your family for the financial crisis ahead.

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  • John Q Public
  • Thank you!! Finally someone said it!

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  • Paul

    You mean shareholders are now willing to work for their income?

    Fat chance.

  • The death of the middle class is a very bad sign for the american economy.

  • @Granduken

    The collapse of the middle class can lead to the crisis of the state. It is really dangerous.

  • Shazz

    It will not belong before it spreads to other nations.

  • Megan a 13 year old!!!

    hi im an 8th grade girl from San Diego, California. i read this article in hopes to find some info or quotes on what jobless people will do for money…..this is a great article thanks. after readin everything else i have something else to say:
    im writing an article to the governor…to the pres. im not expecting anything to be done…but still. i used this site as refrence…this is NOT a school assignment…this is something im doing because no one else will. what i think is that the few people who can fix these things should get off thier big butts, wipe the drule off their face and get TO WORK!!! FIX IT!!! u know its really bad when a kid like me who would enjoy playing video games rather that writing letters is getting involved!!! dont you think?

  • Jenna Major

    These are signs indeed that Americans have become so desperate to make money.

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