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

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.

 

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  • 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.

  • http://www.amazon.com/Psychological-Warfare-New-World-Order/dp/0932367232/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310394551&sr=8-1 Ben Dover (America)

    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
    http://www.amazon.com/Psychological-Warfare-New-World-Order/dp/0932367232/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310394551&sr=8-1 )
    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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUpZhhbKUBo)
    18. Watch ‘Why We Fight’–a film by Eugene Jarecki (can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…r_embedded)
    19. Watch ‘Endgame’–a film by Alex Jones (can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-CrNlilZho)
    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.
    MAKE EVERYTHING YOU OWN LAST AS LONG AS POSSIBLE
    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
    why you REFUSE TO PURCHASE FROM THEM.
    CUT BACK ON OIL AND GAS CONSUMPTION!
    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.
    SUPPORT LOCAL MERCHANTS
    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:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swkq2E8mswI)
    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):
    http://www.cfr.org/about/corporate/roster.html
    32. Don’t ever join a ‘secret’ society
    33. Watch ‘Global Warming or Global Governance’ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u81qXOYfKg )
    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.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u81qXOYfKg Ben Dover (America)

    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!!!!!

  • http://globaleconomicvideo.blogspot.com Max Fortunes

    THE NEXT PRESIDENT CAN’T FIX THE FEDERAL RESERVE THAT IS BANKRUPTING OUR NATION!…

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

    *** globaleconomicvideo.blogspot.com ***

    This is a must see video… you have you prepare yourself and your loved ones before it’s too late.

    I’m posting my blog video here because I need to reach out to the real people who are effected by the Global Economic Crisis. Please pass this video on.

  • John Q Public
  • http://globaleconomics13.blogspot.com charlesnews

    Thank you!! Finally someone said it!

    - C.M. Banks

    (click on my profile name to go to my blog to see my full video)
    7 PROVEN FACTS THAT THE WORLD IS HEADED FOR AN ECONOMIC APOCALYPSE IN 2012

  • Paul

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

    Fat chance.

  • http://www.grandduke.com/de Granduken

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

  • http://www.xcvbforex.com/de Xcvforexer

    @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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