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20 Signs That The World Could Be Headed For An Economic Apocalypse In 2012

If you thought that 2011 was a bad year for the world economy, just wait until you see what happens in 2012.  The U.S. and Europe are both dealing with unprecedented debt problems, the financial markets are flailing about wildly, austerity programs are being implemented all over the globe, prices on basics such as food are soaring and a lot of consumers are flat out scared right now.  Many analysts now fear that a “perfect storm” could be brewing and that we could actually be headed for an economic apocalypse in 2012.  Hopefully that will not happen.  Hopefully our leaders can keep the global economy from completely falling apart.  But right now, things don’t look good.  After a period of relative stability, things are starting to become unglued once again.  The next major financial panic could literally happen at any time.  Sadly, if we do see an economic apocalypse in 2012, it won’t be the wealthy that suffer the most.  It will be the poor, the unemployed, the homeless and the hungry that feel the most pain.

The following are 20 signs that we could be headed for an economic apocalypse in 2012….

#1 Back in 2008 we saw major rioting around the world due to soaring food prices, and now global food prices are on the rise again.  Global food prices in July were 33 percent higher than they were one year ago.  Price increases for staples such as maize (up 84 percent), sugar (up 62 percent) and wheat (up 55 percent) are absolutely devastating poverty-stricken communities all over the planet.  For example, one expert is warning that 800,000 children living in the Horn of Africa could die during this current famine.

#2 The producer price index in the U.S. has increased at an annual rate of at least 7.0% for the last three months in a row.  We are starting to see huge price increases all over the place.  For example, Starbucks recently jacked up the price of a bag of coffee by 17 percent.  If inflation keeps accelerating like this we could be facing some very serious problems by the time 2012 rolls around.

#3 The U.S. “Misery Index” (unemployment plus inflation) recently hit a 28 year high and many believe that it is going to go much, much higher.

#4 Jared Bernstein, the former chief economist for Vice President Joe Biden, says that the unemployment rate in this country will not go below 8% before the 2012 election.  In fact, Bernstein says that “the most optimistic forecast would be for about eight-and-a-half percent.”

#5 Working class jobs in the United States continue to disappear at an alarming rate.  Back in 1967, 97 percent of men with a high school degree between the ages of 30 and 50 had jobs.  Today, that figure is 76 percent.

#6 There are all kinds of indications that U.S. economic growth is about to slow down even further.  For example, pre-orders for Christmas toys from China are way down this year.

#7 One recent survey found that 9 out of 10 U.S. workers do not expect their wages to keep up with the rising cost of basics such as food and gasoline over the next year.

#8 U.S. consumer confidence is now at its lowest level in 30 years.

#9 Today, an all-time record 45.8 million Americans are on food stamps.  It is almost inconceivable that the largest economy on earth could have so many people dependent on the government for food.

#10 As the economy crumbles, we are also witnessing the fabric of society beginning to come apart.  The recent flash mob crimes that we are starting to see all over America are just one example of this.

#11 Some desperate Americans are already stealing anything that they can get their hands on.  For example, according to the American Kennel Club, dog thefts are up 32 percent this year.

#12 Small businesses all over the United States are having a really difficult time getting loans right now.  Perhaps if the Federal Reserve was not paying banks not to make loans things would be different.

#13 The U.S. national debt is like a giant boulder that our economy must constantly carry around on its back, and it is growing by billions of dollars every single day.  Right now the debt of the federal government is $14,592,242,215,641.90.  It has gone up by nearly 4 trillion dollars since Barack Obama took office.  S&P has already stripped the U.S. of its AAA credit rating, and more downgrades are certain to come if the U.S. does not get its act together.

#14 Tensions between the United States and China are rising again.  A new opinion piece on chinadaily.com is calling for the Chinese government to use its holdings of U.S. debt as a “financial weapon” against the United States if the U.S. follows through with a plan to sell more arms to Taiwan.  The U.S. and China are the two biggest economies in the world, so any trouble between them would mean economic trouble for the rest of the globe as well.

#15 Most state and local governments in the U.S. are deep in debt and flat broke.  Many of them are slashing jobs at a feverish pace.  According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, state and local governments have eliminated more than half a million jobs since August 2008.  UBS Investment Research is projecting that state and local governments in the U.S. will cut 450,000 more jobs by the end of 2012.  How those jobs will be replaced is anyone’s guess.

#16 The U.S. dollar continues to get weaker and weaker.  This is renewing calls for a new global currency to be created to replace the U.S. dollar as the reserve currency of the world.

#17 The European sovereign debt crisis continues to get worse.  Countries like Portugal, Italy and Greece are on the verge of an economic apocalypse.  All of the financial problems in Europe are even beginning to affect the core European nations.  For example, German industrial production declined by 1.1% in June.  There are all kinds of signs that the economy of Europe is slowing down and is heading for a recession.  French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are proposing that a new “economic government” for Europe be set up to oversee this debt crisis, but nothing that the Europeans have tried so far has done much to solve things.

#18 The Federal Reserve is so desperate to bring some sort of stability to financial markets that it has stated that it will likely keep interest rates near zero all the way until mid-2013.  The Federal Reserve is operating in “panic mode” almost constantly now and they are almost out of ammunition.  So what is going to happen when the real trouble starts?

#19 Central banks around the world certainly seem to be preparing for something.  According to the World Gold Council, central banks around the globe purchased more gold during the first half of 2011 than they did all of last year.

#20 Often perception very much influences reality. One recent survey found that 48 percent of Americans believe that it is likely that another great Depression will begin within the next 12 months.  If people expect that a depression is coming and they quit spending money that actually increases the chance that an economic downturn will occur.

There is already a tremendous amount of economic pain on the streets of America, but unfortunately it looks like things may get even worse in 2012.

The once great economic machine that was handed down to us by our forefathers is falling to pieces all around us and we are in debt up to our eyeballs.  The consequences of our bad economic decisions are hurting some of the most vulnerable members of our society the most.

As the following video shows, large numbers of formerly middle class Americans are now living in their cars or sleeping in the streets….

It is a crying shame what is happening out there on the streets of America today.

Please say a prayer for all of those that are sleeping in cars or tents or under bridges tonight.

Soon even more Americans will be joining them.

  • The Old Moloch State Reborn

    Bring on the Apocalypse!!! Bring It On!!!

    We still have the largest arsenal of Nuclear Weapons and our citizens have more pistols, rifles and shotguns than any other citizenry in the world!!!

    We have more guns and ammunition than all the European Nations put together!!!

    We have many gun manufacturers cranking out quality firearms round the clock!!!

    We have the best tactical gear and night vision equipment on the planet. We have the best canned foods!!!

    Bring It On Baby!!!! Looking Forward To It!!!

    Mad Max Time!!!!!

    • Franz H. Meier

      Stupid and ignorant mule, your comments only prove that you are indeed the offspring of a failed generation (your imbecility is unique). In fact, the blame must be placed on the states involved in eugenics during the first decades of the twentieth century for not strictly enforcing the sterilization laws on your ancestors; consequently, you are the best evidence that defective genes have been transmitted from one generation to the next – and the chances that your descendants’ DNA carrying a more complex sequence of these defective genes are 100% guaranteed.

      Besides that, never forget the following, you stupid brute:
      “It is better for all the world, if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime, or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind…Three generations of imbeciles are enough.”
      Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
      Buck v. Bell, 274 U.S. 200 (1927)

      • Mad MaX

        No need to be angry.

        I’m not afraid anymore!

        Cheer up! The Revolution has started –
        Read “Common Sense 3.1” at ( http://www.revolution2.osixs.org )

        FIGHT THE CAUSE – NOT THE SYMPTOM

      • big James

        you MOTHER ************ I would like to show show you about eugenics.Its mother *********** like you who will not make it when times realy get bad..You will be asking for help from a DNA defective person .I would realy like to meet you face to face and see if you would talk to me about DNA.eugenics,defective people or what ever…..

      • wolfgang

        Franz,

        One of the reasons we have guns in our society to prevent dopes like you from carrying out their eugenics fantasies.

        You are clearly someone who never got laid in highschool.

    • Old Man

      Where have you been hiding the past decade?

      Bring It On Baby, one of G W Bush infamous utterance, is ten years old. Yankee guns have been hitting a whole lot of people Over There. More than 4000 GI no longer with us. One million foreigners busted up already. Are you wishing America’s considerable number of enemies come ashore and slug it out? You know what, they’d love to. But be careful what you wish for – 150,000 fully-equipped GI can’t finish ‘em off, what chance you got with a bunch of civilians who can only win in war video games?

      • bobbobbobbob

        the profesional terminators r coming home to roust. beware amerika beware (ie soldiers and marines) remember what happened in a syosset pharmacy

      • mondobeyondo

        You really want such a calamity to occur?

        Well alright, but remember, YOU will not be immune from it.

    • Mad Max World

      Nothing is more exciting then a drastic change to our tedious way of life. No one truly enjoys the doldrums of getting up for work, only to come home, eat, sleep and do it all over again 5 days a week. “yikes”
      Everyone does love and is anticipating huge change in the way of life!

      But the scenario you paint is quite horrific, people surviving by their own morals or lack of. Only the strong would survive in your Mad Max world which would be comprised mostly of the undesirables that have already have been locked up for rape, theft and murder.
      The government would be destroyed, the rich would be taken to the streets and beaten to death including their wives and children.
      Poor and sick would be rounded up and slaughtered.
      Your Evil empire would arise in the Mad Max world.
      Not sure that’s what most people want.
      What would be refreshing for most would be a realistic approach, debt wiped out and an affordable approach to life where no one is rich and no one is poor. Everyone works for the better of society, no more 15 million dollar bonuses for corporate elite and their stinking rich family, no more sports players making obscene money to kick footballs around.

      A new economy where Everyone is sharing all the world equally.

      • NaturalSelection

        The utopian world that you paint, where everyone works together and pulls there own weight would never happen. Some people have become too accustomed to living off the sweat of others. It is only possible to envision utopian communism in ones mind, it cannot be a real approach unless everyone pulls their equal amount……And just in case you havent come to the realization yet let me spell it out for you. We have a population with a high density of obeise slugs content with over eating and working part time or not at all…..Stop living in a fantasy land and open your eyes.

        We need an entire overhaul of our society. Back to basics, A country boy can survive, too bad there arent enough of us left.

        • American Poverty

          The reason you say it can not happen here is because non believers like you exist.
          it Wont be a just a dream once the earth is cleansed of non believers.

        • Payton

          It is possible to make the world where there are no poor or rich but where everyone is equal. A world without children dying everyday from starvation. A world with ABUNDANCE. We live in a monetary economy where all means of production are to make profit. Which creates making products as cheap as possible to stay relevant and in business. So all things are made not to last or to become obsolete in a year so the company can sell you something new, stay in business and make more profit. Business equals= SCARCITY, because if there was abundance then a business couldn’t make profit. It would be impossible to do so. So all the conservatives that think everything should be based of making money are wrong. Socialism isn’t a bad thing. Hospitals shouldn’t be based on making profit, they should be based on helping people. The reality is nothing should be based on making profit. Things should be made with quality to last so we don’t waste so much.

          So you say that the world couldn’t exist without money. But really the world is fucked up because of money. Money is the single cause of poverty and poverty is the single cause of all crime. Because with poverty comes poor education and doing what they can to survive in this monetary world.
          You see the reason the united states has a 9% unemployment is because of technology. Because the world is based off making profit machines replace people’s jobs everyday because they are more efficient and make more profit. Technology hurts our worlds economy because of that reason. We are getting to the point where machines can do surgery better than a human could ever dream of doing.

          So what happens when machines virtually replace all labor jobs in the world because they they make more profit then labor workers? (Which will happen) Un-employment will be so high that people will realize that this isn’t working, that there has to be a change.
          The Economic Apocalypse is going to happen just to prove that we have to change the way we treat and operate the world.

          So you ask WHAT IS THE ANSWER?
          The answer my friends is to make the world a Resource based economy instead of a Monetary economy. A world with ABUNDANCE instead of scarcity. Which means there would be no money. Imagine a world where everyone has food to eat everyday, everyone has clean water, everyone has energy, everyone has a source of transportation, everyone has a home, and everyone is HAPPY. All material objects are made to last with quality and if a object becomes obsolete then it is made so you can upgrade it to become relevant or if a part brakes you can just replace that part instead of getting a entire new device. A world where 90% of all jobs are done by machine. A world where we take care of our mother earth instead of destroying it. This is the world of the future and most likely will never be in our live times but our future is going to be what makes it become this way.

          So in a world where only 10% of the population actually has a job you are going to tell me that everyone will become fat and lazy and not have any motives. But the reality is that people would have different motives. Instead of grinding 60 hours a week just to survive people will have a passion to create. If your passion was to paint wouldn’t you want to share your painting with the world. I your passion was to create video games wouldn’t you make a video game with the most care and quality not making it for profit but making it and caring for it as your baby. Money holds the intelligence of man kind back because in this monetary system we have to spend billions of dollars for research in any field. And there is a limit in the amount of money provided so there is a limit in the amount of knowledge discovered. Now I am not saying it would be a perfect world because we it is impossible to reach perfection but it would be a trillion times better than the way we do things now.
          The top 1% controls 40% of the worlds wealth. They are the ones with all the power and they are the ones who benefit from how the world is. 50% of the worlds population makes less than $2 a day.

          I could keep on going but I am going to stop. I know there are some holes in what I said which will make people challenge what I said but I will answer any questions asked. There is a lot more you need to know but the information above is a slight over view of this subject in mind (economic apocalypse). Become educated on this matter and spread the word. We the people have control to make a change. Lets take these fascist out of power and bring the power to the people.

          You came to this site for a reason. Whether its because you saw a ad or it is something with more meaning is what you make of it. But know that there is no such thing as a coincidence.
          We will suffer for our children’s children’s futures. =p

          • Payton

            Im sorry I left out a couple things I wanted to say above. There is a billion more things you should know but this is all I will say in a short comment (not so short). But I will keep this quick.

            Homo sapiens are animals no more than any other species. Sure we have created to adapt to our environments for example making weapons, tools, and clothing instead of waiting to evolve millions of years to adapt like ever other species. But we are animals (omnivores). We still kill our food to survive like all other animals. Who is to say a humans life is anymore valuable than any other species because its not. Just because we are on the top of the food chain we dominate the world and abuse it. We treat mother earth, our home like shit. We treat all life on our earth like shit including each other. All other species have more of a right to inhabitant this planet more than we do because they respect our earth and don’t abuse it.
            People say killing is wrong but the reality is that if we didn’t kill we couldn’t survive, which makes us animals. Just animals that don’t give a fuck about how our earth is treated.

            So this is how we will evolve above being an animal. Today we are able to make a kidney from blank stem cells. In a year we will be able to create a liver from blank stem cells. In 20 years we will be at a point where we can completely create animal meat from blank stem cells. Thats right the biggest, baddest, most juicy, sterile, tasty steaks you could imagine. So we will evolve to where we don’t kill (sorry hunters =p ). Now someone is going to say there will still be murders and people that just love to kill. But over a period of time there wouldn’t be and this is why. Psychologist have proven that almost all of the hardcore extremely violent murders had a situation in there childhood where they where almost murdered violently themselves or saw there family get murdered. Which effected them severely and caused them to cope and adapt in a strange way. In a resource based economy there would be no poverty which would mean there would be almost no crime which would mean eventually there would be no murders. There would be no laws. Thats right NO LAWS. A law isn’t made to fix a problem. Instead of going to the source of the problem and resolving the issue our government just makes a law for the problem. Here are a couple of examples:
            -We have the technology that can prevent all car accidents. There wouldn’t be a law that says you can’t drunk drive=p. Cars are capable of driving themselves and if a car is about to hit another car we have technology with magnets to stop the engine of the car and prevent the car from getting so close to the car it was about to hit and would be a chain reaction with all cars behind them.
            -Instead of making a law for no robbery make it so there is no need to rob another person. By having a resource based economy that would be the solution to robbery because everyone would have everything they need.
            Those are just a couple examples but you get the point.

            We need to treat the earth better, be more efficient on space that we use, acknowledge that we have a limited amount of natural resources, and use clean renewable energy resources. We could easily power the entire world from geo thermal energy alone. But we also have wind, solar, ocean current, and ocean waves as other sources of clean renewable energy. There isn’t a single political party that acknowledges that we have a limited amount of natural resources (POLITICS IS FUCKING STUPID). We need to strategically plan the amount of resources we will use for a certain period of time and how long it will take to replace said resources. You would think we do that now but we do nothing along those lines. Instead we take more and more and more and destroy ecosystems while in the process.

            Whoops I said more than I meant to I need to stop. Eh I will say one more thing. These huge corporations like walmart, general electric, google, and facebook (didn’t capitalize for disrespect) having larger economy’s then almost all country’s in the world. Corporations like walmart hurt the economy by eliminating mom and pop shops for there own economic gain.
            This isn’t how the world should be we should no better than this. Its up to you, the people to make a difference.

          • D

            Payton – I enjoyed reading your posts. You make a lot of valid points. I think in order for that future to take place, a major reset would have to take effect.

            People are naturally greedy and selfish to a degree. But like you said, if their is no need to be greedy, then people won’t act greedy.

            People by nature also desire power. Money brings power (or makes it more attainable). The elites and oligarchy all have plenty of $. They can retire right now and live a fantasy life without hassle. The thing is, they don’t. This is because they want more power. It is addicting. Can we change this mentality? I don’t know.

            I’m usually don’t like bringing prophecies into reality, but I honestly believe we are nearing Armageddon mentioned in the Bible. It will be a nuclear war. Afterwards, the resource society you mention will only be lead by a higher being (whatever religion you follow) because humans cannot maintain their desire of power.

            Again, great points Payton. I enjoyed reading it. Maybe one day we can attain that world. I believe a reset by WWIII and a major destruction by the earth will have to occur.

          • Steve

            A wonderfully ignorant comment: “Socialism isn’t a bad thing.”…unless you have a thing against a huge mountain of skulls and unfathomable human misery…Also, you need to broaden your study of the causes of crime: very little is the result of “poverty”, at least in the advanced economies.

          • Payton

            Steve no offense to you but you are obviously a conservative and have been one who has been manipulated into thinking that any form of socialism or essentially democracy is communism. Just so you know the United States has forms of socialism. What do you think that the bailout with the banks in 2008 was? It was socialism to its core. The U.S. owns 60% of General Motors. That is socialism and nationalism. So before you make a dumb ass comment commenting about how my comment is stupid, become educated on the subject.
            And if you are telling me that poverty and money isn’t the cause of 95% of crime (at least not in advanced economies???) then what is? You didn’t back up your statement you just said it. What’s your logic? (Because mommy said so)

          • Payton

            Almost every country has a form of socialism. Medicare and Social Security is socialism. In the U.S. socialism exist for the rich and the poor. Democracy has a lot of socialism. I wasn’t suggesting full fledge marxism just that a form of socialism isn’t a bad thing in a monetary system. And the bank bailout in 2008 proved that the economy can’t simple rely on business. But in a resource based economy there is no need for any politics what so ever. Don’t take what I said out of context.

          • Payton

            Glad you enjoyed it D. Yes you are right the top 1% are addicted to power and having more and more money. They are taught not to have empathy and they have making money as a hobby. They are the ones that control the world and the only way that we are going to be able to change the world is we have to trick them. I won’t say how I see it happening because it is a radical thought but just have hope that it will happen and the world will become the way it should be in the future. Have a wonderful day.

      • whteshark

        Hey, I think what you’re suggesting was already tried in The Soviet Union and China–and it failed miserably.

        What was the old saying in the Soviet Union, ” we pretend to work and they pretend to pay us?”

        There’s a war coming alright–and the battle is between individual liberty and collective tyranny.

      • metalmaniac253

        That’s called communism my good fellow… well, that’s how Communism was supposed to work, but it failed in most places that tried it…

      • McKinley Morganfield

        “A new economy where Everyone is sharing all the world equally.”

        This can (but not always) work in a small, tribal community where everyone is blood related. It can not work in a large, diverse society. Channeling John Lennon or carrying pictures of Chairman Mao will get a ticket to ride to the killing fields of Cambodia circa 1975.

      • jack nichols

        come on bro, “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs” that is marxism in it’s pure utopian form. I don’t want to live under communism rule. What a stooge.

      • Highspeed

        Your world will not work for me because even at 53 I will work circles around you and I will build up a fortune. I do not plan on sharing my wealth with lazy people who do just enough to get by. Your ideas don’t even work in Europe.

    • Jerry

      Old Moloch:

      Right On!

      Since I became a prepper, I’ve been transitioning into growing and preserving my own food, debt and bill free since 2007, and a small survival gear retail business, which instantly becomes my added larder / barterables.

      I can’t wait! For me, business will only get better!

    • grimreaper

      @The Old Moloch State Reborn
      you would fight hunger with Ar 15? or thirst with buletproof vest? you are one of the most ignorant and stupid people on the world.
      Guns wont help you much if othwers will have them too, you know? mad max time? plainly stupid if you’re enjoiyng in thinking about that kind of future for mankind…

    • some young guy

      Hey The Old Moloch State Reborn,

      You’re an idiot, plain and simple. Just breathtakingly ignorant. It sounds to me like you are asking for war and violence and murder and bloodshed. Careful what you wish for. Did ************** teach you how to empty a clip? You didn’t just brag about nuclear weapons did you? You know, weapons of mass destruction? Are you proud of that? Communities are supposed to come together in times of hardship. And you want to get the guns out. Ya, that’ll solve all of your problems. Do you think you are a part of the solution? What you are describing is a failed state. And you are asking for that? Calling you an idiot is an insult to idiots everywhere.

    • NMCB3

      Careful what you wish for …moron.

  • Security

    Stealing puppies from kennels hey? They must be eating them since they surely can’t afford to feed them.

  • Tent City

    Michael Writes;
    Please say a prayer for all of those that are sleeping in cars or tents or under bridges tonight.
    Soon even more Americans will be joining them.

    The really sad part Michael, is that Many of them will include our fellow readers of this blog who wont even be able to afford internet connection by then.
    Some well known economist/trend forecasters are predicting by 2012, billions, not millions but, billions worldwide will be unemployed, left homeless and starving.
    How scary is that?

    • mondobeyondo

      Go to a public library with free WiFi.
      Lots of people there. Many of them are checking job listings on employment websites.
      They no longer have laptops or smart phones. Couldn’t afford them after they got laid off.
      That’s how they are “getting around” without paying for AT&T, Verizon, TGen and Sprint. Those services got disconnected when they didn’t have the money to pay the bill.

  • AAplus rating

    # 6 is actually good news, more sales of stuff within the US, perhaps more practical stuff, screw the Chinese economy.

    # 14 has already been addressed. The US, and our President, have bowed to the Chinese and will not be selling fighter jets to our allies in Taiwan. Of course we screw our allies, and screw the employees of the companies who supply materials and parts for the fighter jets. See this: http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC110816-0000296/No-more-US-F-16-fighter-jets-for-Taiwan
    and we lick the hand of our Chinese masters

  • SMASH THE CONTROL MACHINE

    Yes, we are ripe for a surprise revolution. In “Third World America” Arianna Huffington warns: “Washington rushed to the rescue of Wall Street but forgot about Main Street.” Now Bernanke’s promise of cheap money through 2013 is just one more “free lunch” to the richest 1%. Meanwhile, “one in five Americans unemployed or underemployed. One in nine families unable to make the minimum payment on their credit cards. One in eight mortgages in default or foreclosure. One in eight Americans on food stamps. Upward mobility has always been at the center of the American Dream … that promise has been broken… The American Dream is becoming a nightmare.”

    Wake up folks. Super-rich addicts are destroying the American Dream for everyone. They’re destroying the American economy. They don’t care about you. Yes, they hear the ticking time bomb. They’re stockpiling cash. Don’t say you weren’t warned. The IMF sees a new collapse sweeping across the planet. Open your eyes. You’re not watching a film. This is not a metaphor. Plan now for the revolution, class warfare, market crash, economic collapse, plan for another depression.

    • McKinley Morganfield

      Smash,

      I often find that I agree with your posts, but not this one. People who are in dire straits today are mostly (not always) in such circumstances because they made bad choices along the way and they did not anticipate changes, easily observed by others, in the economy.

      • Bad Advisers

        McKinley,
        Bad choices are made by everyone everyday, some with little or no consequence, called low risk decisions, example; purchasing a crumy shirt from Walmart that shrinks after one wash, or purchasing a lottery ticket with little or no chance of ever winning.
        But the effects of these kind of personal choices are nil. Still bad choices non the less.

        Others, especially the poor and underprivileged have been and are being preyed upon by the elite with very bad choices. Bankers, Investment advisers, educational advisers, Legal advisers, those whose responsibility and obligation is to advise and direct. Most have not been honest with people who are looking to them for advice but clearly were not explained about the total risks.
        Recent Example; Mortgage loan officers prior to the housing crises.

        The day of reckoning is coming when the
        ultra rich who preyed upon the poor not for the betterment of society but for the benfit of themselves.

        What goes around comes around, don’t ask Middle Class Americans to feel pity or support for the rich and successful just because many many Americans were given bad advice and then as a consequence made very very bad decisions.

  • Mark

    This we have brought upon ourselves. We all wanted low cost imported junk in order to live a lifestyle beyond our means. We exported all our jobs. We can’t get out of this mess without a lot of pain. Let’s just get on with the repair of the economy and work towards a better future. I sure hope we are smarter this next time and avoid all of this debt. With the time left, please try to prepare for harder times by purchasing extra food if you are able.

    • bobbobbobbob

      horse manure!! google “walmart pesant insurance” and c what those white corp exec think of uuuuu

  • Gary2

    One recent survey found that 9 out of 10 U.S. workers do not expect their wages to keep up with the rising cost of basics such as food and gasoline over the next year.

    Amen brother, amen. We have to skip several bills each month and juggle things so the power/phone is not turned off. We messed up last month and got the power shit off.

    I feel like the guy spinning the plates on the sticks running between each of the plates to give them a little push so they do not fall down, except they do fall down regardless of how hard I try.

    • http://lnx-bsp.net/ Tel

      Ahh but food and gasoline are not counted towards inflation. Just ask Paul Krugman, he will explain it to you. Food and gasoline are too volatile, so they need to be deleted from the inflation file.

  • A.S.

    So let me understand something from the video and what was written in earlier articles: feeding the homeless, especially with your own money, is a crime? That translates to me that it is illegal to be a G-d fearing, Bible following, Humanity-loving person. It is essentially illegal to be a Jew or Christian that cares about his fellow man.

    The officers doing the arresting deserve to lose their homes and out in the streets and then they will be begging food from the same people they previously arrested.

    • Michael

      Yes, things are becoming “upside down” in this country in a whole lot of ways very rapidly.

      Michael

  • William

    Nothing will change for the better unless the members of the US Congress are voted OUT of office. These cretins are the root cause of this nightmare. So, be SURE to reelect the IDIOT that has been representing you in the Congress. But, the sad fact is that the two major political parties are equally at blame, and there is scant choice besides these fools.

  • N R Kist

    Point of fact: Yemen has the most weapons (small arms) on a per head basis.

  • http://www.placeofrefuge2012.com Sheila

    Frankly I think 2012 is optimistic, I believe that the stock market will take a huge dive in Oct/Nov of this year

    If your not ready you still have some time

    http://www.placeofrefuge2012.com

  • El Pollo de Oro

    Michael T. Snyder writes: “Please say a prayer for all of those that are sleeping in cars or tents or under bridges tonight. Soon even more Americans will be joining them.” Yes, I worry about the neo-poor and newly desperate all the time because as someone who has done a lot of international traveling, I know how nasty and ugly things can get when hardcore desperation is the norm in a country. It’s very simple: countries that have a robust middle class don’t have nearly as much violent crime, whereas Third World countries that have little or no middle class (only the uber-rich 2% and the dirt-poor majority) tend to be violent, crime-plagued and unstable. And thanks to The White Shoe Boys (Gerald Celente’s term) and corporatist bankster thieves, The Banana Republic of America (formerly the USA) is now a Third World hellhole. And the worst is yet to come.

    I was recently talking to a young woman I know here in Philly who accepted a high-paying job in Bogotá, Colombia. Although she had a degree from Temple, she was working crappy dead-end, low-paying service jobs (not uncommon for today’s college graduates) and was buried in student loan debt. So it didn’t take her long to decide that she’d rather have a high-paying job in Colombia than be painfully underemployed in the BRA. But understandably, she was nervous about living in a city with as much crime, desperation and hardcore poverty as Bogotá—and I told her that yes, she will need to take precautions. Kidnapping is quite common in Colombia and other Latin American countries, where the poor and the desperate collect what I call The Desperate People Doing Desperate Things Tax (DPDDTT). The DPDDTT isn’t really a tax, but rather, includes kidnapping, carjacking, violent home invasions and other things that desperate people do to alleviate their misery and suffering. Europe, in contrast, doesn’t have DPDDTT (well, maybe in Napoli), but that’s the difference between developed countries that have a middle class and Third World countries that don’t—the latter can be extremely dangerous and unstable.

    “When the money stops flowing down to the man on the street, the blood starts flowing in the streets.”—Gerald Celente

    And as more and more formerly middle class Americans become the neo-poor, the blood will definitely be flowing like rivers through the streets of American cities. Get ready for an incredibly violent future here in The Banana Republic of America (the Third World hellhole that used to the USA). And get ready for The Desperate People Doing Desperate Things Tax, coming soon to a Philadelphia or a Chicago or a Boston near you.

  • A.S.

    Actually, according to http://www.usdebtclock.org,
    47,113,000 are on food stamps as of 8/18/11. If that keeps up at the same rate, by 8/18/15, it will 78,517,000 on food stamps out of about 86,563,000 families (which means close to every family having a family member being on food stamps).

  • 99er

    The only proof I need that things will continue to deteriorate lies in the question I keep asking myself: What is being done to fix the problem?

  • HerrLT

    “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Justice takes a long time to come to fruition in many cases but it is as unforgiving as the law of gravity. This world is Satan’s playground and the misery is everywhere. I am blessed to have not had to live on the streets but at one point in my life I was close.

    Keep the faith, fight the good fight, and give thanks everyday because the Father knows what you require and thirst for before you ask it.

    • Steve

      Nice comment.

  • Cheryl

    I’m sorry to say it will happen within the next few months prior to 2012. I’m surprised the author doesn’t already know this. The collapse will be timed with Comet Elenin’s closest alignment with earth in either late September or October. That’s how the illuminati operate, they wouldn’t miss an opportunity to make it appear the stock market and Elenin are linked.

    • http://lnx-bsp.net/ Tel

      I disagree. I believe the elite are stringing it out as long as they possibly can because stringing it out is all they can think of doing.

  • Donald Wilson

    Bring it on, this old war horse has been preparing for this event. Good luck to the survivors.

    • onecansay

      Does your comment imply you will NOT survive? LOL

  • Kathryn

    I asked a friend of mine, a very savvy financial advisor, whether we are in another recession or not – she said yes.

    • mondobeyondo

      She’s wrong. We’re in the beginning of a depression.

      • Kathryn

        Good point.

  • mondobeyondo

    Almost 46 million people on food stamps.

    This sounds more like Uganda or India, not the USA. Makes you wonder how “wealthy” we really are. Wealth is relevant, to be sure – you may think owning a BMW or Porsche is wealth. Donald Trump may think that another new hotel, casino, mountain home in the Alps, and a trophy wife is wealth. But it should make you physically ill to see what is happening to countless hard working, good and decent people in this country.

  • http://globaleconomicwarning.blogspot.com Global Economics

    MONEY:

    CAN YOU BELIEVE THE ULTRA-RICH ARE PROFITING FROM THESE TIMES OF ECONOMIC CHAOS!

    (click on my profile name to go to my blog to see full video)

    watch the 7 lifecycles of a country to see why we are going bankrupt and what we all need to do right now… see how the top richest people are protecting themselves and their families and how you can do the same

    7 Stage Life cycle

    1. Good Money (backed by precious metals)
    2. Social Programs
    3. Massive Military
    4. Expenses Goes Up because of Military
    5. Steal the wealth of people for spending by printing money- FIAT
    6. Lost of Faith of Currency
    7. End of Currency and Inflation

    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.

  • http://www.thesecretofoz.com/ Anon

    Take the ‘Red Pill’ – Or, Forever Be In the Dark – About Everything…

    The Secret Behind Secret Societies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KAYHcOk5ok

    Total Onslaught – Hidden Agendas
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Tj6r3nkjfE&playnext=1&list=PL19BF7887F6B8066E

    _______________________
    Here’s what Americans need to know. IN ADDITION, to the contents of the above videos:

    Prior to the Dutch East India Company, which morphed into the British East India Company,
    Venice was the seat of Empire, in the West, after the Fall of Rome. Importantly, Venetian
    Oligarchical Families infiltrated, literally (via banking, espionage and intrigue) the British Empire, and had taken hold of the British Empire, by at least the time of Shakespeare (late 1500’s). They never taught us about the Venetian Bankers, and the Rothschilds, in school, did they? The Rothschilds took over the entire London Stock Exchange in 1815, as Napoleon was about to lose the Battle of Waterloo. This may have been the single most important event in the history of the Rothschild Family Banking Dynasty. Prior to this, crypto-“Jew” or Marrano “Jew”, Ignatius Loyola created the “Society of Jesus”, or the Jesuits, between 1534 and late 1540, when it went into operation. Loyola was just one of MANY such “Marrano” “Jews”, who joined the order, at its founding. Most people are totally unaware of this Jewish involvement, in the Jesuit Order – which is important, because, it appears that the Jesuits’ stated goal, has always been “World Dominion”. Also, the Jesuits supply the Confessor to the Pope. That’s right – the Pope’s Confessor MUST be a Jesuit Priest! That essentially makes the Jesuits a more powerful order, than the Pope, himself. It’s not the Pope who is the Confessor to the top Jesuit, or the “Jesuit General” as he is called. No, a Jesuit Priest is Confessor to the Pope, and that same Jesuit Priest, no doubt, has as HIS ultimate Confessor, the top Jesuit, or Jesuit General. The Jesuits were the ones who created modern Freemasonry, circa 1717, and the Rothschilds were the ones who funded Jesuit-scholar, Adam Weishaupt, to create the “Order of the Illuminati” (in 1776), a secret society, whose main purpose, was to recruit top-level Freemasons into the “Order”, and essentially to hi-jack the entire organization of Freemasonry, from the top. Also, importantly, in addition to the Rothschilds (Ashkenazi-Khazar “Jews”) fund-
    ing Weishaupt, and taking over Freemasonry, they are known as the “Bankers to the Vatican”
    (and therefore, funders of Jesuits). Also, importantly, it is known that the Jesuits, and other high-level Freemasons, or “Illuminati” were behind the instigation of the French Revolution (in 1789), as well as behind the Russian Revolution of 1917, in which MILLIONS (between 20 and 40 million) of Russian peasants, mainly Christian peasants were literally slaughtered. Importantly, these Jewsuits (Jesuits) and their “Illuminati” (top-level Freemasons) are apparently backed/funded/supported by the Rothschilds. The Rothschilds created the modern State of
    Israel in 1948. ANY PROTESTANT or even Catholic Nation, that does not show complete fealty or loyalty, to the Vatican (ie, the Pope, and Jesuits) is deemed by the Jesuits, as fit for destruction. (Also, it is known that high-level Freemason, Guisseppi Mazzini, created ‘La Cosa Nostra’ – a Freemasonic organization for the Italian Mafia)! (Now, WHY is ALL of the above important?)
    Rothschilds and other central banking families OWN the so-called ‘Federal’ ‘Reserve’ – which
    Ron Paul wishes to sever ties with, and allow the US Treasury to print its own money – debt-free !!!
    IF there is one thing these Central Bankers cannot stand, it’s countries that don’t go massively into, and stay in, DEBT TO THE CENTRAL BANKERS! These Central Bankers have two stated, primary goals: 1) Global Neo-fuedalism, via debt, for ALL Nations and Individuals, with the Central Bankers at the helm, and 2) Global De-population. THERE IT IS: THAT IS THE ‘NEW WORLD ORDER’, that GHW Bush, Bill Clinton, GW Bush, Obummer, Henry Kissinger, David Rockefeller, and others
    have spoken of – over the decades. It is a re-constituted ‘Holy Roman Empire’, at it’s nucelus, centering on the ECB (European Central Bank), and the EU (European Union), with it’s first (Jesuit) President. From there, they hope for an ‘Amero’ (like the ‘Euro’), or to just end-run all of the
    regional currencies they’d originally planned for – and just go straight to a one-world currency, for everybody…that they (the central bankers) control, and that they could then manipulate, to engineer even greater economic catastrophes, globally, to gain even more control over every aspect of life for every human being on the planet!

    • mondobeyondo

      Strange that I never ever heard about the Bilderberg Group or Trilateral Commission or New World Order, until I came across it on the Internet. They don’t teach you that in high school or college. The mainstream media almost never mentions it (Why not? Because they are in partnership with those groups above! That’s why!)

      The Internet MUST be kept free and open! It’s about the only hope we have left.

      • benjik

        Agreed! I wonder how much of the current crisis may be attributed to the explosion of knowledge the internet has given rise to. No longer the masses can be totally kept in the dark on any issue they have interest in.

    • onecansay

      Well, Rome was not built in a day, BUT it did fall in just one.

      Those that have made themselves most high are teetering on a very long, thin stick.

      Those made low will……

      Make sure you tie a very long rope to the bottom of that stick so when YOU pull WE will be far from the rotting stench which will surely fall. Then this stench MUST be done away with once and for all.

      Well, maybe for a thousand years at least!

    • D

      Anon, that is a very informative and interesting post. Thank you. It’s too bad we have to learn about it via the internet, which is what the elites would want, because it seems less credible.

  • http://www.thesecretofoz.com/ Anon

    Quotes from world leaders who reveal, in their own words, what they have planned for the rest of us. Listen, as they admit, that their goal is a one-world government, which they call the “New World Order“.
    __________________

    “Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States – in the fields of commerce and manufacturing – are afraid of somebody. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.”

    -President Woodrow Wilson, in The New Freedom, published 1913, prior to passage of the Federal Reserve Act.
    ________________
    “The Individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.”

    -J. Edgar Hoover (Former Director of the FBI, August, 1956, in The Elks Magazine) 

    ________________
    “The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the U.S. since the days of Andrew Jackson.”

    -President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a letter to Col. E. Mandell House, November 21, 1933
    __________________

    “Give me control of a Nation’s money and I care not who makes the laws.” – Mayer Amschel (Bauer) Rothschild, February 23, 1744 – September 19, 1812.
    __________________

    “We shall have world government, whether or not you like it. The only question is whether world Government will be achieved by conquest or consent.”

    -James Paul Warburg, Foreign agent for the Rothschild Dynasty – CFR member, and major player in the Federal Reserve Act scam / February 17, 1950, speaking before the U.S. Senate
    __________________

    “We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.”

    -David Rockefeller
    __________________

    “We are grateful to the Washington Post, the NY Times, Time Magazine, and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings, and respected their promises of discretion for almost 40 years. It would have been impossible for us to develop OUR PLAN for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a World Government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual ELITE and World Bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.” – David Rockefeller, founder of the Trilateral Commission, in an address to the Trilateral Commission, in June, 1991.
    __________________

    “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower, Farewell Address, January 17, 1961
    __________________

    “The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are, as a people, inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.” – President John F. Kennedy, in a speech before the American Newspaper Publishers Association, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, on April 27, 1961.
    __________________

    “For we are opposed, around the world, by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence; in infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice; on guerillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific, and political operations. Its preparations are concealed not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined, its dissenters are silenced, not praised; no expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed. It conducts the cold war, in short, with a wartime discipline no democracy would ever hope to wish to match….” President John F. Kennedy, in a speech before the American Newspaper Publishers Association, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, on April 27, 1961.
    __________________

    “The greatest purveyor of violence on earth is my own government.” – Martin Luther King, Jr., 1967
    __________________

    “A revolution is coming – a revolution which will be peaceful if we are wise enough; compassionate is we care enough; successful if we are fortunate enough – But, a revolution is coming whether we will it or not. We can affect its character; we cannot alter its inevitability.” – Robert F. Kennedy, speech in U.S. Senate, May 9, 1966
    __________________

    “What is important is to dwell upon the increasing evidence of the existence of a secret conspiracy, throughout the world, for the destruction of organized government and the letting loose of evil.” – Christian Science Monitor editorial, June 19th, 1920.
    __________________ 

    “From the days of Spartacus, Weishaupt, Karl Marx, Trotsky, Rosa Luxemberg, and Emma Goldman, this world conspiracy has been steadily growing. This conspiracy played a definite recognizable role in the tragedy of the French revolution. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the 19th century. And now at last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their head and have become the undisputed masters of that enormous empire.” – Winston Churchill, to the London Press, 1922.
    __________________

    “The idea was that those who direct the overall conspiracy could use the differences in those two so-called ideologies [marxism/fascism/socialism vs. democracy/capitalism] to enable them [the ‘illuminati’] to divide larger and larger portions of the human race into opposing camps so that they could be armed and then brainwashed into fighting and destroying each other.” – Myron Fagan, in Illuminati/CFR Recordings, 1967 [Originally distributed as a 3-LP record set. Later, audio cassettes were also made available]
    __________________

    “The powers of financial capitalism had another far reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements, arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the worlds’ central banks which were themselves private corporations. The growth of financial capitalism made possible a centralization of world economic control and use of this power for the direct benefit of financiers and the indirect injury of all other economic groups.” – Professor Caroll Quigley, of Georgetown University, Mentor of William Jefferson Clinton, in Tragedy and Hope: A History of The World In Our Time (Macmillan Company, 1966).
    __________________

    “The real menace of our republic is this invisible government which, like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy length over city, state and nation. Like the octopus of real life, it operates under cover of a self-created screen….At the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller Standard Oil interests and a small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as international bankers. The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both political parties.” – John F. Hylan, Mayor, New York City, 1922.
    __________________

    “The drive of the Rockefellers and their allies is to create a one-world government combining super capitalism and Communism under the same tent, all under their control….Do I mean conspiracy? Yes I do. I am convinced there is such a plot, international in scope, generations old in planning, and incredibly evil in intent.” – Congressman Larry P. McDonald, 1976 [killed in the Korean Airlines 747 that was shot down by the Soviets]
    __________________

    “The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes.” – Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, 1952.
    __________________

    “The directors of the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations) make up a sort of Presidium for that part of the Establishment that guides our destiny as a nation.” – The Christian Science Monitor, September 1, 1961.
    __________________

    “The most powerful clique in these (CFR) groups have one objective in common: they want to bring about the surrender of the sovereignty and the national independence of the U.S. They want to end national boundaries and racial and ethnic loyalties supposedly to increase business and ensure world peace. What they strive for would inevitably lead to dictatorship and loss of freedoms by the people. The CFR was founded for ‘the purpose of promoting disarmament and submergence of U.S. sovereignty and national independence into an all-powerful one-world government.” – Harpers [Magazine], July 1958.
    __________________

    “In the first public declaration on the Jewish question since the outbreak of the war [WWII], Arthur Greenwood, member without portfolio in the British War Cabinet, assured the Jews of the United States that when victory was achieved an effort would be made to found a new world order based on the ideals of ‘justice and peace.’” – Excerpt from an article entitled “New World Order Pledged to Jews,” in The New York Times – October, 1940.
    _______________________

    “We are at present working discreetly with all our might to wrest this mysterious force called sovereignty out of the clutches of the local nation-states of the world.” – Professor Arnold Toynbee, in a June 1931 speech before the Institute for the Study of International Affairs in Copenhagen.
    __________________

    “The ‘new world order’ that is in the making must focus on the creation of a world of democracy, peace and prosperity for all.” – Nelson Mandela, in The Philadelphia Inquirer (October, 1994).
    __________________

    “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” – Lord Acton (1834-1902)
    __________________

    “If totalitarianism wins this conflict, the world will be ruled by tyrants, and individuals will be slaves.” – The Declaration of the Federation of the World, produced by the Congress on World Federation, adopted by the Legislatures of North Carolina (1941), New Jersey (1942), Pennsylvania (1943), and possibly other states.

  • http://www.maxkeiser.com/ Anon

    SURVIVAL CHECKLIST
    Think: “No electricity, no running water”
    Think: “Made in USA”
    Think: “Solar powered” or “Hand-crank” (for cloudy days)
    Think: “Prepared for any weather, any environment, and situation”

    I’ve included some links, just as EXAMPLES – I think it’s good to do
    a little research, find the best quality and price – and Buy American-
    made, as much as possible…

    1) Food is second to water, and never forget it. WATER. Rationing is a
    must for both Water and Food.
    – Make sure you have one pot dedicated to boiling water.
    – Water purification tablets will work, but be sure to follow directions.
    – A small water purification unit works as well as boiling does.
    – If in your home, and have no running water – there are “Dolphin air2water” devices (http://www.air2water.net/products.html) that extract drinking water right out of the air. As a last resort – you can drink water right out of the toilet “tank”. Be careful of mold around fixtures. One tank of water should last for approx. 2 days for 2 people. In the greater outdoors – find a way to collect (and purify?) rainwater…
    – “Air2water” devices need to be kept sanitary/clean, before use, as well, to avoid ingesting any mold!

    2) FOOD. Dry or Freeze Dried food is best.
    – Mountain House is a popular brand for storeable canned food items.
    – Get a couple boxes of MREs. They are great sources of calories and
    one meal can last for 2-3 days. (A person CAN survive for 3-4 weeks
    without food – not recommended – but, no two people are exactly, the same.) Ration as or where possible.
    – Get a good book on edible plants (native to the region you’ll be ‘exploring’).
    – Some foods may be eaten raw, however, cooking is always preferred.
    Refrain from eating pork, chicken, or ground beef, raw. Some suggest
    using a small Coleman stove/grill that is powered by a small propane
    tank. My only question is – what will you do, when you run out of small
    propane tanks? (http://www.solarovens.net/) No fuel needed, except Sun-light! Remember, it won’t be bright and sunny every day, so have an alternative for those days. Insects and larvae are a source of protein. One rule of thumb: if you can’t identify it – don’t eat it. Some insects can make you very sick, and/or kill you.
    – If you are the game-hunter-type: Get a book on field-dressing animals.
    – Salt.

    3) First Aid Kit. Be sure to have a ‘top notch’ first aid kit.
    – It should contain sterile bandages, anti-biotic cream, burn cream, anti-bacterial wipes, insect repellant (citronella is a good, natural anti-wood-tick/deer-tick item), or NEEM oil repellant, insect bite (and/or snake bite) kit, aspirin or non-aspirin (acetominophen), sewing kit/thread/needles, sharp scissors, etc. Get a knife/scissors blade-sharpener.
    – Make sure you have at least 60 days of vital, necessary medicines (such
    as insulin, or aspirin, etc.), and/or vitamin supplements.
    – Get a good book on home remedies.

    4) Toiletries: toothpaste, toothbrush, shaver, shave cream/soap, anti-bacterial soap, deoderant, shampoo, haircut scissors, comb, skin lotion, lip balm, sunscreen, etc.
    __________
    Also: Think hearing protection, safety/sun glasses, N95 or similar (respiratory) masks.

    5) Clothing.
    – Be sure to have both warm, and cold weather gear.
    – Be sure to have rain-waterproof gear. (Boots, gloves, rain-suit w/hoodie, etc.)
    – Durable, and long-lasting clothing is best, especially in terms of work boots, jeans, shirts. (I like Duluth Trading Co. – most of their stuff is imported, though :~(
    http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/clothes-workwear/mens/mens-pants/86125.aspx
    http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/clothes-workwear/mens/mens-pants/work-pants-for-men/work-pants-for-men.aspx?feature=P9395-C78057-L2&processor=content
    – Sewing kit, 35mm film case, with extra boot/shoe laces.
    – Waterproof/rain-proof poncho(s).

    6) Shelter.
    – Obviously, a durable water/rain-proof tent, large enough to house the
    required number of people, and sturdy enough to withstand high winds, rain. ‘Bath-tub’ bottom, separate ‘rainfly’, aluminum poles.

    7) Bedding and linen.
    – Make sure your bed is OFF the ground (ie, cot with mat, and sleeping bag, or air mattress, bed-stand, or hammock, etc.)
    – make sure you have a safe, effective way to clean your clothes and
    bedding/linen. This prevents ‘bed-bugs’, insect infestation and/or disease.

    8) Lighting.
    – Some say propane lanterns are best. I say solar-powered or hand-crank lanterns are best.
    The more self-reliant you can be, the better. I wouldn’t rely on propane…
    – Flashlight(s). An absolute necessity, when there’s a power failure, during
    a storm, or electrical outage. A durable, aircraft-grade aluminum LED flash- light, with long-lasting (common-sized) batteries, is recommended. Also, a hand-crank flashlight, or a shake-light flashlight is handy. With all
    battery-powered tools, re-chargeable batteries are the key. You have to
    have an alternate source of power, to re-charge your re-chargeable batteries. (Solar-powered battery-chargers, is one example: http://www.ccrane.com/more-categories/batteries-chargers/solar-powered-battery-charger.aspx). Also, a ‘tactical’ flash-light, that has a dis-orienting ‘strobe’ effect feature, is good for self-defense.
    http://www.opticsplanet.net/beamshot-td4-led-240-lumen-led-torch-strobe-and-dimmer.html
    http://beamshot.com/tactical_light_pd3.html
    – Having said all of that (about flashlights) – a ‘head-lamp’ is even better – because putting the light, on your forehead, frees your hands for other necessary work.
    – The most reliable source of light (and cooking) is fire (candles, fireplace), if you have a place to find wood, or fuel for a fire, and a place to safely burn.
    – Fire needs a source of ignition, such as a Brunton Waterproof Stormproof Lighter.
    (http://www.opticsplanet.net/brunton-windproof-sealable-lighter-storm.html)
    It operates on butane, however, but is small, durable, good up to 30,000
    ignitions)(1,000 before needing a refill)… Otherwise, keep water-proof matches and some bic lighters in abundance. Bic lighters work for about 4 months, but break easily. Be sure to blow out candles when not in use, or there’s no one around to monitor them, or before falling asleep. There is a solar-powered fire-starter, however – go to: http://www.solarovens.net/ and scroll down to the bottom of the page. Of course, there are other, less expensive ways to start a fire, without matches or a lighter: http://www.ehow.com/how_6218457_start-fire-wilderness-matches.html – you’ll just need a magnifying glass.

    9) Power. Generators are good, but not necessary.
    – A DC power-inverter will (supposedly) power just about anything in your house. It will work, but only as long as you have ‘juice’ in the car battery. Remember, the old-time pioneers lived by fireplace-light, and/or candle-light. We can, too. For warmth in the winter – there’s always warm (fleece) clothing and bedding, absent electricity. Solar-powered generators that are compatible with and operate vital, necessary equipment, such as an “air2water” device – may be the best option, for power outages. Store enough water for cloudy days…

    10) Personal defense accessories/self-protection.
    – Non-lethal – pepper spray. For women – you can get it, in a lipstick-like container. http://www.guardian-self-defense.com/lipstickpepperspray.htm
    (This is a clever way for women to protect themselves – by not alerting the
    potential attacker to a more obvious cannister of pepper spray)
    – Non-lethal – stun gun. Is another option.
    – A hand-crank NOAA weather radio is a must, for power outages, due to storm conditions. http://www.hurricanestore.com/communication.html
    – Knives. A person should consider having minimum of 3 durable, and very sharp knives in their possession, at all times (during a camping or survival situation). Buck knives are very popular, and likely the best. Also, have a knife-sharpener, that doesn’t take a lot of the metal off the blade. You’ll want the knife to last as long as possible (even after the camping outing or survival situation is over).
    http://www.buckknives.com/index.cfm?event=product.wall&end_use=E#{end_use:%27O%27}
    http://www.knife-depot.com/
    http://www.duluthtrading.com/search/searchresults/sitesearchresults.aspx?pg=1&p_keyword=knives&p_origin=Tool_Aug11&processor=content
    – Warm clothing/bedding is vital, especially in cold environments, with no power.
    Fleece (undershirts and bed-covers) retains warmth, extremely well.
    – Consider small two-way radios with at least a two-mile range, for communicating with family members (not sure if they have these with rechargeable batteries).
    – If you opt for firearm(s) – for hunting or self-protection – make sure that you know how to fire, clean and store the firearm correctly and safely. Also, keep plenty of ammo for your weapon.

    11) Remember, take it easy on your-self. Don’t overwork for anything – ie, make sure the benefit outweighs the cost, as hiking/running requires A LOT of energy. Energy = Food. Avoid dangerous situations – trust your ‘gut’/instinct – it’s usually right.

    12) Tansportation. A 4×4 vehicle is obviously preferable to a conventional car.
    – A 4×4 can get you around/over debris, much more readily than a car, and
    is better, in more remote terrain. Or, a moped? Something electric? Bicycle? Hoof it?

    13) Get a good, durable, quality watch. (I like Timex, they ‘take a licking – and keep on ticking’!)
    http://www.timex.com/Timex-Rugged-Field-Metal/dp/B00304L732
    http://www.timex.com/s?searchKeywords=expedition+timex&Action=submit

    14) What to do, if there’s no running water, in order to use the ‘rest-room’?
    – If outdoors, you can always have a small, folding, compact shovel, such as are used by the military: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=military+folding+shovel&qpvt=military+folding+shovel&FORM=IGRE
    – In an urban environment, without access to an outdoor ‘port-o-potty’ or ‘port-o-let’ you’d absolutely, for sanitary and other reasons, have to find an alternative…such as sealable containers to stop bacteria or the buildup of bacteria…
    – X-tra TP…

    15) Other tools: Kershaw Camp Axe: http://www.kershaw-knives.net/Kershaw-Camp-Axe-KS1018.htm
    Camp Saw (even better than an axe)
    http://backpackingsaw.com/folding-saw/bahco-laplander-folding-saw-review/
    Magnesium Fire Starter
    http://www.campingsurvival.com/maflsufistst.html
    Duct tape: http://www.duluthtrading.com/search/searchresults/sitesearchresults.aspx?pg=1&p_keyword=duct+tape&p_origin=Tool_Aug11&processor=content (made in usa)
    Trauma Pak w/QuickClot: http://www.duluthtrading.com/search/searchresults/sitesearchresults.aspx?pg=1&p_keyword=duct+tape&p_origin=Tool_Aug11&processor=content
    Multi-tool
    http://www.jomashop.com/leatherman-charge-tti-multitool-830684.html
    Work gloves.

    16) Additionally, you’ll need to think about having:
    – identification
    – important documents (& something waterproof to keep them in)
    – minimum of $100 cash (small denominations – less change)
    – “smuggler’s belt” http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/clothes-workwear/mens/mens-belts-mens-suspenders/75071.aspx (made in usa)
    – large zip-lock (slider-lock) type “freezer” bags/disposable
    – thumb-drive in a small, waterproof container
    – chewing gum – no aspartame
    – pet?: emergency kit, water, food for your pet
    – entertainment: cards, book(s), puzzles, small, portable chess set…
    ____________
    Survival websites:
    http://www.survivalequipment.net/light.html
    http://www.air2water.net/products.html
    http://www.solarovens.net/
    http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/clothes-workwear/mens/mens-pants/86125.aspx
    http://www.ccrane.com/more-categories/batteries-chargers/solar-powered-battery-charger.aspx)
    http://www.opticsplanet.net/beamshot-td4-led-240-lumen-led-torch-strobe-and-dimmer.html
    http://beamshot.com/tactical_light_pd3.html
    http://www.opticsplanet.net/brunton-windproof-sealable-lighter-storm.html
    http://www.hurricanestore.com/communication.html
    http://www.buckknives.com/index.cfm?event=product.wall&end_use=E#{end_use:%27O%27}
    http://www.knife-depot.com/
    http://www.coldsteel.com/gurkhakukri.html
    http://www.duluthtrading.com/search/searchresults/sitesearchresults.aspx?pg=1&p_keyword=knives&p_origin=Tool_Aug11&processor=content
    http://www.timex.com/Timex-Rugged-Field-Metal/dp/B00304L732
    http://www.timex.com/s?searchKeywords=expedition+timex&Action=submit
    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=military+folding+shovel&qpvt=military+folding+shovel&FORM=IGRE

    This isn’t too bad, for starters. I’ll update it, as I think of additional items.

    • Michael

      Thank you for the excellent comment.

      Michael

  • JackieR

    2012 will not be the end of the world, just the end of society as we know it.

  • http://goo.gl/25cDy JB

    This is so true and very scary. I feel like the whole world just needs to hit the reset button.

    http://goo.gl/25cDy

  • Stolengoat

    ********** hot dawg n chili, get down,,,,,,get back up again. ************ we live in a society where my neighbor can manually drive fence post all day but for some reason needs a disability check cause he obviously needs a backiautomy… ************ that we were blessed with hundreds of ghettos full of ignorant knuckleheads, breeding day and night so they can get a bigger check on the 1st of the month. You know a rap group named BONE THUGS IN HARMONY even wrote a popular song called wake up it’s the 1st of the month. You wanna know how to starve these people to death???? Its easy just hide there food stamps under there work boots. You guys wanna hear the best part of the deal…… When we are forced to cut all this entitlement Bull XXXX they will probably burn the cities. LMAO after all we should definitely be paying them for all there hard work. Like it or not the great colon cleansing is coming. Get the F outta the cities head for the country or a nice small town. Get a decent rifle and plenty of ammo yada yada yada hey hey hey good bye. This is every americans fault we let our politicians do this. We have lost sight of our constitution. George Washington was against a 2 party system because it gives the illusion of choice. I told my old man that, he said “Bologna.” I pulled it up online he said hmmmmmm thats odd.. Tom Jefferson was a bad mama jama lets take a peak at 10 of my favorite Thomas Jefferson quotes in no paticular order

    1} “Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.” I can promise all of you that Tom was spot on with that one.

    2} “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.” wow he was a genius

    3} “I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” OUCH

    4} “It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.”

    5} “My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.”

    6} “Never spend your money before you have earned it.”

    7} “The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that… it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.” Thats why we cannot allow an assult rifle ban. He did not want us to own guns just so we could shoot bambi.

    8} “The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.”

    9} “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

    10} “When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.”

  • tallboy48

    i agree with ol moloch- this corrupt amoral nanny state is in need of a ‘reset’, i am not afraid, for i beleive in God, He has taught me to prepare for what is to come.I know He will deliver me from this evil. I think of us preppers as Noah, building his ark at God’s command while fools made fun of him. we all know what happened then… so bring it on, NOW

  • SMASH THE CONTROL MACHINE

    The Dow Jones industrial average (INDU) dropped 420 points, or 3.7%, to close at 10,991. ITS GOT TO BE 420 SOMEWHERE!!

  • Alasha

    I cried like a baby bcuz that could be me after viewing the RT clip. These ones are silently suffering. It is sooooooooooooo sad.

  • Alasha

    Heaven help us, please: (Matthew 6:9-10) “YOU must pray, then, this way: “‘Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified. Let your kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also upon earth

  • jerry O

    Most people are like sheep. They don’t seem to have a brain to figure it out.

    How can our government keep spending more and more money than they take in and expect to make things better.

    If we did that, we would have to declare bankruptcy.

    I am so glad that I found a way to make it through the coming economic collapse.

    Did you realize that more millionaires were made during the depression than at any other time in our history.

    They were prepared.

    I recently came across a site put together by a millionaire that has changed my life.

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

    Here is his complimentary Video here-

    http://theelevationgroup.net/presentation/register.php?a_aid=160667&a_bid=290b868b&chan=y

  • Jean

    I have mixed feelings about the quoted sentences “Sadly, if we do see an economic apocalypse in 2012, it won’t be the wealthy that suffer the most. It will be the poor, the unemployed, the homeless and the hungry that feel the most pain.”

    If the economy TRULY collapsed, so that money becomes worthless… in many places the poor may actually be better off than those who are NOW rich. Why is that? For one thing, people who’ve lived with little to no money for many years have developed ways of coping and have knowledge of how to get by without.

    I know a number of people living in rural Maine who have not have a full time job (and part time jobs only seasonally) for the better part of the past 40 years. THOSE people did own a bit of land and had some kind of shelter, but know how to garden, hunt, fish, and gather and store food.

    I also have a brother in Deerborn, MI (of all horrible places to live) who is in his 50s and has never had a full time job (screwed up, what can I say?), yet he survives. When questioned recently by another family member said he isn’t at all worried because he knows how to live without money.

    I seem to recall in the last Great Depression (the one in the 30s), when the market collapsed it was mostly wealthy people committing suicide over “all” they lost. I do think however that currently middle class people (and especially young people), who have never in their lives wanted for things… will suffer as well.

    As to debt, I’m trying to pay off all mine, but in reality… I know you can’t bleed a turnip (no money, can’t take it from you). The truly poor, I think a lot of them know how to survive (more so in the country, less in cities). If you can figure out ways to get the basics (food, clothing, shelter) it’s possible to survive, although it may not always be fun.

    Have courage and a little faith… and remember, it ain’t over til the fat lady sings (OK, so I’m a fat lady, and I’m not singing)

  • old soldier

    I don’t comment on most of the websites as a blog unless I really really see something that upsets me. But I have to comment to the individual , The Old Moloch State Reborn. I have alot of experience with dealing with disasters. My question to him is, when things get really really bad and survival of the fittest is paramount, meaning my life is on the line, what do you throw at the the people breaking in to my house to take what I’ve scrounged with what little money I have, insults? I wish people who talk about survival, arm chair survivalists I call them, have to dig in dumpsters or ask janitors of conference centers to save food left over from conferences, as I have, in order to eat!!!!! Theory is fine about survival. But the experience of being there and having to do it, when necessary, counts for more. The article is scary and I see it the way the writer sees it: things are going to get bad soon. The question is when that happens what will it take to survive? Forgot to tell you, don’t count on your cellphones or computers because most likely they won’t work because of EMP. If you don’t know what that is, look it up.

  • David

    All major paper currencies has gone down by big percentages against Gold in the last one year. Some performed better than others. The US dollar is the worst while the Swiss Franc performed relatively better. This is in fact an excellent measure of the buying power of goods and services by these countries relative to a year ago.

    #1 Swiss Franc -16.3%
    #2 Australian Dollar -35.1%
    #3 New Zealand Dollar – 36.0%
    #4 Japanese Yen -36.4%
    #5 Euro -41.6%
    #6 Chinese Yuan -43.7%
    #7 Canadian Dollar -46.8%
    #8 British Pound -47.5%
    #9 US Dollar -52.2%

  • Gary2

    You know what I can figure out-It clearly says in the bible that no man knows when the end of the world (judgment day) will come, not even the son. Yet I see many “Christians” trying to do just that.

    Just an observation.

    • ScoutMotto

      Gary, don’t confuse preparing smart for potential disaster with the resurrection day. Just because some people are trying to be smart about tough times ahead does not mean they are physically preparing for the second coming of Christ. In fact, I don’t think your idea is real clear. How does having extra food and water equate to Christ’s second coming?

  • SMASH THE CONTROL MACHINE

    HOW ABOUT SOME FAITH IN THE GOD ABOVE FOR YOUR SURVIVAL LIST YOU FORGOT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE SHALL ALL NEED!!!

  • SMASH THE CONTROL MACHINE

    Cough, euphoria’s high
    More borrowed money, more borrowed time
    Backed in a corner, caught up in the race
    Means to an end ended in disgrace
    Perspective is lost in the spirit of the chase

    [chorus]
    Foreclosure of a dream
    Those visions never seen
    Until all is lost
    Personal holocaust
    Foreclosure of a dream

    Barren land that once filled a need
    Are worthless now, dead without a dead
    Slipping away from an iron grip
    Nature’s scales are forced to tip
    The heartland cries, loss of all pride
    To leave ain’t believing, so try and be tried
    Insufficient funds, insanity and suicide

    [Chorus]
    [Solo : Dave]

    Now with new hope some will be proud
    This is no hoax, no one pushed out
    Receive a reprieve and be a pioneer
    Break new ground of a new frontier
    New ideas will surely get by
    No deed, or dividend. Some may ask “Why?”
    You’ll find the solution, the answers in the sky

    [Solo : Marty]

    Rise so high, yet so far to fall
    A plan of dignity and balance for all
    Political breakthrough, euphoria’s high
    More borrowed money, more borrowed TIME

  • Paul

    Well, we live in a poor neighborhood. It is summer. The shrubs and bushes and trees are abundant with fruits. FREE FOOD.

    Asked the neighbor whether he likes to eat blackberries -> “NO you can’t eat this kind of fruit!” Well, maybe a religious thing. Anyway, they are delicious and healthy. Since the berries became ripe, all chips are banned from the TV room.

  • Paul

    Well, those people who earned lots of money by selling guns and ships and especially ammunition to the government then bought gold and threw the dollars onto the market.

    That’s why the government debt is so high and the gold is so expensive and the dollar so cheap.

    Now it’s up to you whether you give those guys food for that gold.

    • John Doe

      wheather anyone likes it or not, if the government fails to overcome this problem, and the governnment will fail, it will seize to exist. and it will come down to basic survival… food, water, fire, clothing, shelter. a person with a gun is more likely to survive athan a person without if he is skilled or has experience with his weapon. its going to be a fight to survive. money wont matter anymore, its all gonna be about who can live through it. im already beginning to stockpile supplies, ammunition, gasoline, the basics. ive sold alot of things that i had to get money to buy them so that i wouldnt have to fight so hard when the time came. the group i belong to looks like a bunch of crazies addicted to the thought of a hollywood based apocalypse, but in reality, we are all survivors in ready. you too will need to know how to grow a garden, or use a weapon, even skin a deer. i know the rednecks like me will have it made, but all the city ppl that grew up working wall street, arent going to know shit from shine. do yourselves a favor, and prepare for the worst

      • mondobeyondo

        I have to admit, I’d be in a world of hurt if/when the SHTF, and had to leave this baking hot burg called Phoenix to head for the wilderness.

        I don’t know how to skin a deer. I’ve never even seen a real live deer. The last deer I saw was in that “Bambi” movie.

        So yeah… living in the wilderness for this city slicker would be a challenge, to say the least…

  • Hoffman874

    “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

  • Arivernameddenial

    Time to gear up for God. I think that the truth is being hid from the us so that the proiblems are delayed-such as riots-depression-collaspe-crime-unemployment. It is getting very scray out here. I have not had a painting job for weeks. It is as though I have died. I have witnessed some other intersting behaviour at auctions and estate sales lately- it as though things have frozen.

  • http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2011/03/naming-names-your-real-government.html Anon

    Naming Names: Your Real Government (When dark deeds unfold, point the finger in this direction).
    by Tony Cartalucci
    http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2011/03/naming-names-your-real-government.html

    The Real Revolution
    http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2011/02/real-revolution.html
    “Boycott the globalists, cut off their support, undermine their system, and they lose their ability to commit these atrocities. That will be a real revolution and it can start today. Not burning cities and masked rebels waving flags, but communities no longer dependent and fueling a corrupt system we all know must come to an end.”

  • http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2011/02/real-revolution.html Fight Back!

    Naming Names: Your Real Government (When dark deeds unfold, point the finger in this direction).
    by Tony Cartalucci
    http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2011/03/naming-names-your-real-government.html

    The Real Revolution
    http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2011/02/real-revolution.html
    “Boycott the globalists, cut off their support, undermine their system, and they lose their ability to commit these atrocities. That will be a real revolution and it can start today. Not burning cities and masked rebels waving flags, but communities no longer dependent and fueling a corrupt system we all know must come to an end.”

  • http://textsonrevolution.wordpress.com TextsOnRevolution

    The problem is about the rules of play: our system is a labyrinth with no exit; we cannot neither abandon it nor arrive anywhere.
    Destroying it is one solution.
    But, before, shouldn’t we think of a better one?

    • Steve

      “The Prisoner” (circa 1969).

  • GT

    My take on all of this and I never thought I would type this. The S&P downgrade plays right into the politicians hands. They are no longer to blame and Austerity is now coming to the good ole USA. The politicians will speak to the masses and state we must save the USA and you must sacrifice and they masses will love them for it. Taxes are now coming to all people not just the rich. They will speak even more and your 401k and savings will be sacrificed to them. That is if you have any money left.

    Both partie have wanted to break their contract with us anyway and they will not speak that we must cut entitlements to save our great country and they will cheer them for basically screwing us. After all it is to save the country from the evil S&P downgrade. The poor will now be paying taxes after all nothing will be sacred to save this country they will say. Everyone must pay.

    The middle class will be a thing of the past. Still that will not be enough they will speak and the masses will cheer them.

    All the while a barter and balckmarket system will replace the old system so people can eat. They will not be able to confiscate gold this time and they really do not care as they can outlaw using gold. My advise is to learn how to produce a tangible items to trade this time. that may be the only way you may survive.

    Population control is coming soon in the way of war and government control.

  • chicken farmer

    I have laughed my butt off reading many of the above posts. A few truths to consider.

    “He who has the gold, makes the rules”

    If you have gold, you can have anything you want, including food and hiring people with guns for protection.

    Someone posted that the rich were jumping out of the windows in 1929. This is false. The people jumping out of the windows were people who were deep in debt, and the market went against them and suddenly they found themselves broke.

    One of the silliest things written in here is the idea about filling your basement with M.R.E.s and waterproof matches. Don’t get me wrong, it is a good idea to keep on hand a year’s supply of food, but it should be food you want to eat. Each fall I put away a two year supply of corn and wheat. I do can and dry veggies for the next year, but I also have a bounty of food always growing in my garden. Other than salted cured pork, I don’t keep much meat in the pantry, as I have a pasture full of meat on the hoof. My heating system is wood, I keep on hand enough oil for my lamps for a year or two, plenty of fuel for stoves.

    When I was 14, we lost power for several days, we had a yard full of broken tree limbs and as my parents were wondering how we were going to have breakfast, I was busy building a fire and asked my Mom to go get her back iron skillet. Fixed a great breakfast that morning. Ever since, I have always known that I would be fine in any kind of collapse.

    Yes, the system needs to be flushed, and it will be painful, but if you know what you are doing, and are able to go back to doing what our greatgrandparents did, then you will be fine.

  • Gina

    I have read this blog completely. I have noted some very real similarities…the American government is no different than the American people…we sit and argue the issues, but no real answers are supplied to the problems. The secret society???? What secret? Everyone knows they exist, same families for thousands of years rule the world with true power. Survival? If I am breathing, I am surviving. I like many Americans may hit rock bottom, but as long as I breath I will survive. It is really only about money? We all know it is just a matter of time that the world will come under one rule.

  • http://n/a old whiskey

    It’s so refreshing to see all those yuppies living on the streets now.I am convinced there is a God!!!Maybe they can eat from a garbage can and get food poisoning and DIE.Had a bed and a 4-car garage?… now you can have garbage!!!

  • http://n/a old whiskey

    AMEN!!!!!!

  • joe

    Join LA Marzulli who wrote the book, “Politics, Prophecy & the Supernatural” along with many others including the latest VIDEO’s “Watchers” Series. He blogs and vblogs daily while traveling the states conferencing on the latest. http://lamarzulli.wordpress.com/ and facebook- http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/groups/159349627428520/

  • The end is now

    Your remaining time in this matrix is now precious little ones.
    For in the end times “knowledge shall increase”.
    Most had their eyes opened through technology and media and now realize they are slaves to the economic monetary system.

    You the worker bees, the slaves, are similar to the slaves in Pharaohs times and are now awaking and vengeance shall be spread throughout the lands.

    As pharaoh and his Egyptian armies were defeated by the Israelite slaves, so shall the slaves of the 21st century arise and defeat the satanic monetary system of a slave driven society.

  • http://rednexrule.com Billy Ray Bobby Bob

    Face it – this country sucks, our leaders are bunch of idiots, and we are the worst idiots of all, sitting by and letting all this crumble around us. What a shame what this country is becoming. Make no mistake, in the next 10 years nearly all of us will be jobless, homeless, living on the streets, much like many 3 world countries today. I hope it does happen to be honest, arrogant Americans deserve to be the laughing stock of the rest of the world. The said part – all of this could have been avoided. Good bye America.. you piece of crap.

    • http://mpardoo@aol.com mpardoo

      you are a ***************** idiot.

  • matlock

    BILLIONS WENT TO THE FORIGN BANKSTERS AND IN FORIGN AID, YET OUR OWN ARE SLEEPING IN THE DAMN STREETS…
    I AM ASHAMED OF THE PRESIDENT & CONGRESS.

  • http://pennypincherpersonalfinance.blogspot.com Penny Pincher

    One of the best things you can do not to starve in the coming famine besides putting food by would be to learn how to identify wild edible plants. Also get seeds now, and even if you don’t have land, you can guerilla garden now for a fall harvest, and again next year. Find little bits of land here and there, and plant food that is not easily recognizable – i.e. potatoes instead of tomatoes – if you think people may steal the crop. Don’t worry too much about greens like spinach, because lambs quarter and purslane are plentiful edible weeds and lambs quarter is more nutritious than spinach. Although during winter you can raise greens indoors. Greens have protein. You will want carbs. Therefore this winter let some potatoes get eyes, and leave some sweet potatoes out till they make slips, and put them in the ground in the spring. You can start them in pots too. You may want beans. For that you need to get organic because non-organic beans have something sprayed on them to prevent sprouting. Don’t bother with soybeans. Soy is a terrible food. Or you can raise tilapia, rabbits or chickens indoors instead of or in addition to planting beans. Do research what rabbits like to eat. Chickens like grain, fruit and greens.

    • Michael

      Some good tips there!

      Michael

      • Sara Greenfield

        Yes, he who has wisdom, let him hear! I’m already learning how to grow indoor crops in pots. Food will be the new gold to those who are not very wealthy!

  • Autecom

    If a government is elected with money from private investors, how do you expect the country to be run? For people? No, for private investors that want something in return. Face it, democracy has very little to do here. This is the private health system that is about profit, not people, this is about companies, not people. People are just necessary tools to fight for companies (oil) and to do the work that cannot be automated (yet). Rest can die of hunger.

  • dethray

    good bye amerika…..lomg live america

  • http://CNNMoney Doug Thompson

    When you elect a village idiot for President what do you expect to happen? I suspect that those suffering the worse were those that voted for a man who has NO experience whatsoever in business and who has surrounded himself with advisors who, themselves have little or no business experience. Then we have the likes of Nancy Palosi who stands up and states we have to pass the bill so we can tell you whats in it. Then they proceed to pass a bill most of the citizens don’t want, the nation cannot afford and push it down our throats. And we still give foreign aid to China, Russia, Cuba, Syria, and 146 other countries. Who will give us foreign aid?

    • Magumba Yeko

      Mr.Thompson, am Ugandan (Africa) and had a chance to live in U.K. I was studying (Post Graduate) at the time. I moved to U.K at an age with life, work experience. I know you won’t believe me when i tell you that you are slaves in your own countries and you have dictators cum presidents or prime ministers.
      You always elect leaders, but these are rotten eggs rotated on the same tray. This is what you call democracy which these dictators impose on other countries.
      If you really do systems analysis these Washington to Obama, Churchill to Cameroon serve interests of a certain capitalist clique which dictates for the rest of you.
      If i pose a question to you, what has the ordinary American or Briton benefited from Afghanistan, Iraq and now Libya.
      This is the clique which is plundering the World. How on earth could someone think of telling the Government that, its incapable of running business and yet Government is the main employer world over. This is the thinking of this selfish clique to their own advantage. They own every thing and the rest of you are despots in your own land.
      While in U.K i feared to get sick yet in my country Uganda i can have access to medical service cheaply and easily.
      One thing these dictators have done to you is, is telling you that you live a better life through enslaving you with debt to acquire what they produce. Its the main reason why from University till you die, you are in debt. University loan, house mortgage, medical insurance, credit cards, loans, etc. All these services belong to this clique.
      This clique collaborates with leaders in the Africa to plunder and they determine who should be in power.
      Leaders who fight them are la belled dictators like Idi Amin and those who collaborate with them to plunder like the house of Saud, Karimnov they turn away their eyes.

      All in all, your so called elections will never change anything unless this clique is overthrown and there is inequity.
      Lets create a revolution to fight these thugs who are feeding you on genetic engineered food, producing guns and sacrificing innocent Americans and British to their own advantage. Why on earth can’t an ordinary American own land like in the third world? Is democracy in election only and not in owning property.

  • brandom

    praise the lord and pass the ammo

  • Pilar jamison

    It is just so upsetting to hear nothing but negativity. We know it’s bad. We are the smartest country in the world with the most loyal of people walking our country. We need to put our hearts together and fix it one day at a time. There is always tomorrow and we need to made changes now for each one of us to benefit from in the future. No more complaining, pay attention to who you vote for. Not because of the promises that they have to give but read their resumes. We vote on likability not responsibility. Take a moment and think about who you would hire to operate on your child; a really good experienced doctor or your neighbor cause you like him. It needs to stop and we have no one to blame but ourselves. We dropped the ball and cared more about plasmas and reality tv then real important decisions like who will lead us.

    • MKH

      “The sun will come out… tomorrow…. bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow…. there’ll be sun…..” :-)

    • Magumba Yeko

      Jamison
      Until you know who really controls your country is when you shall stop blaming voters. Whether Bush, Obama, Clinton just the same dictators.
      Wake up and overthrow that clique exploiting you, and which make you believe that you are smart.

      • Epa

        So who is the clique? Can you give me the list of names? Company? Where to find them?

    • Sara Greenfield

      These comments are correct. This is not about conservatives/liberals. They’ve fed us that baloney to divide and conquer. Worked very well for them. The system is rigged…….from government to Wall Street to the big bankers to the politicians and back again. The ENTIRE system of the people, by the people and for the people IS RIGGED! This has nothing to do with the American People! Do some research, get your head out of American Idol and wake up!

  • El Pollo de Oro

    About #1:

    Are Americans willing to leave The Banana Republic of America (formerly the USA) and move to another country in order to get a decent job? You bet they are.

    In August, a young woman I know here in Philly accepted a high-paying job in Bogotá, Colombia. Although she had a degree from Temple University, she was working crappy dead-end, low-paying service jobs (not uncommon for today’s college graduates) and was buried in student loan debt. She spoke Spanish fluently as a second language, and it didn’t take her long to decide it would be much better to have a high-paying job in Colombia than be painfully underemployed in the BRA. Understandably, she was nervous about living in a city with as much crime, desperation and hardcore poverty as Bogotá—and I told her that yes, she would need to take precautions. Kidnapping is quite common in Colombia and other Latin American countries, where the poor and the desperate do desperate things. But I pointed out that the former USA is now a Third World banana republic—and it wasn’t as though she was still living in a developed country. As Gerald Celente has pointed out, this is the world’s first UN-developing country. The Temple grad grew up in a developed country, but thanks to The White Shoe Boys’ rape of the American middle class, the USA became the BRA and joined the Third World.

    And make no mistake: the BRA is a Third World hellhole. The Banana Republic of America has been in a depression since Sept. 2008, and this depression is going to deepen considerably. The pain, suffering and misery will only get worse……….and worse, and worse. We’re seriously screwed.

    • Ted

      I moved to China in July 2008, one month before the collapse. Best thing I have done in a long time. I turn away work here. Save about $700 a month. May get married. Not rich, but life is better than in USA, for me at least.

      • http://n/a Sam

        Ted, please contact me. I would like to ask you
        a few questions about life in China.
        Sam

  • Krystal

    I think that we all need to stop pointing fingers here and worry about the now. These people that are out on the streets/homeless may end up being your/our survival key if things do take a turn for the worst. Be thankful for what you have, as 2012 nears, that may change. And those who make alot of money, stop bickering and stop rubbing it in. Because you could very well be just like those who are out there trying to survive with no means of resources. And live in tents/cars and the streets. You can say, oh that won’t be me, but how can you know for sure.

    • Retired Circuit Court Judge

      May be a mistake retiring from the bench due to our financial conditions but with crime going up, I could have stayed on the bench because I was making good money here in Rockville, Maryland and in Montgomery County. I had to retire due to my heart condition since I used to smoke and I smoked cigarettes for over 58 years and my doctor told me that the cigarettes that I bought needed to be tossed in the trash. He said that they will “end your career and put you in the grave” so I gave up smoking this past October. I had an ex-ray and my lungs are clean so far. God has saved my life, looking at it in retrospect. I may have to go back to active duty to deal with the rising crime in the local neighborhoods. We have a good police department here in Montgomery County, Maryland and it helps me as a Circuit Court Judge in courtroom three in the Judicial Center on Monroe Street right here in the Rockville district. I was making good money as a judge and I feel that I am healthy enough to go back to work as a judge!

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  • tawney

    Until times get better do everything you can to take care of yourself and your family..Get prepared as much as possible…Harder times might be coming so stop crying and just think and do it !! A lot of people don’t have enough money to stock up…just do one or two cans at a time..figure out ways to make more with what you have,trade,work for things not money do whatever to prepare…sell things you really don’t need and get ready for another day that will make NOW look like a picnic. EVERYONE has been warning us the next year or two are going to be worse…even if it isn’t you are ready and there is comfort in knowing you have some back up for your family. People don’t rely on others they wont be there GET UP and help yourself and THINK and PREPARE..If you don’t think and help your self…WHY do you expect anyone else to HELP YOU…they have families too and they thought of them first…WAKE UP AMERICA IT IS GOING TO GET A LOT WORSE !!

  • Magumba Yeko

    If anything the people in the so called West/ Developed etc have never realized how enslaved they are, how their leaders and systems are dictatorial. Very people in these countries know this. They have been mind controlled and made to think that they live a better life than in the third world, This is the reason why the media deliberately portrays nothing good about Africa.
    Just a few years back IMF and world Bank was busy imposing funny policies on Africa and Asia and left people poorer. Its time for the West to pay for the sin. The people all over the world should wake up and overthrow that small clique of capitalists causing all these problems. The solution is not privatization but we need a state control in parallel

  • http://www.radiopinoyusa.com DON LINO

    Falling giant asteroids to whack this planet if man would survive a Great Depression in 2012, I mean this 20 signs is obviously designed for a book and movie titled “Crap 20 2012″ produced by none other than the doomsayer himself, Michael Moore.It’s amazing how a little machine called TV can make a good number of Americans act completely dumb, misinformed. REMEMBER THIS: Might Makes Things Right ! MIGHTY AMERICA KNOWS, RELAX !

    • Jeremy

      ignorance!! America the country may be fine yes. They have spent so much money on military and defense that if anything where to happen violence wise, then we would probably be safe. But if you think that the American people are going to be ok when the economy collapses than your smoking some really good ************.

  • TZM advocate

    Capitalism is going to end. It was systemically flawed from the start.
    When oil prices start to rise again, the world will plunge into collapse thats if the EU doesnt fall first.

    We need to move foward. As a planet and move past money as system for the distribution of resources, we need to live sustainbly on this planet.

    Visit http://www.Thezeitgeistmovement.org

    This is a group devoted to educating the world on how we can live without money. Too much to explain here. Check the orientation guide on the site out.

  • Maks

    What lack of Financial Education does to people.

  • http://www.batikomega.com Luckman R

    This is the time for Indonesia. To Rise.
    Just wait.
    Now our country has 6.7% economic growth 2011.

    Time will come when Indonesia shall rose and have competition against China and Japan.

    Just wait there :). Come to Indonesia,
    many young rich people is offspring.
    We have great nature for us.

    Foods price is almost not increase here for 3 years..

    Even now.. I here in Indonesia could feel.

    1/2 $ for foods here plus Tea drink.

    Can not be less right? :).

    Why don’t you come here to Indonesia, though not very safe compared to US but we are undoubtedly is one of the best growing country.

    :). Well no social add on.. no food from government offcourse.. Oil is cheap here, the Government subsidy it.

    • Peter M Allison

      So, what do you want to be, another empire, super-power, megalomaniac, billionaire scumbag.
      Get real you simple minded fool.
      The best solution to solving the planet’s woes is to divest itself of morons like you.
      Economic development, wealth generation, technology, consumerism, advertising, tourism has not achieved anything more than a degraded planet, mountains of toxic waste, soil degradation, obesity, wildlife decimation, crashing fisheries, polluted water resources, crashing fisheries, climate change and religious extremism.
      Wake up you stupid fool.
      Whatever you do, please do not breed.

  • http://facebook eugene tulalian

    I’m not impress the way apocalypse 2012 has been narrated.It merely stated bad facts happened in the past but skip the good things happened.It did not mentioned that people around the world are struggling to change the rotting current political and economic systems,like founding organizations-INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE OF PEOPLES STRUGGLE(ILPS),GLOBAL FORUM OF MIGRANTS and many others in each country.Before APOCALYPSE 2012 happen the present world political and economic system would have been changed to socialism or any system that would offer prosperous life to people of the world.

  • Renz

    this is all fault of secret society the ILLUMINATI..THEY CONTROLLED EVERYTHING in this world the President of the America was on puppet the was not come to him but from the Illuminati group.

  • 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 Repression right here in the U.S.?
    1. Turn off your T.V. (Better yet,throw it away)
    2. Think for yourself.
    3. Question all so-called ‘Authority’(Especially big banks, big oil, big weapons manufacturers, big government, multinational corporate interests, big media, and anything you were taught in school)!
    4. Get out, and/or stay out, of debt! (Try to not charge for things that you can just as easily pay for, with cash)
    5. Use cash as much as possible,rather than debit cards and/or credit cards, which allow companies to track what you are buying, and where you are buying.
    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 ‘Too-Big-To-Fail’ Banks, that participated in the 2008 Banker Bailout. Don’t do business with ‘the Beast’.
    8. Invest as much as you reasonably can in precious metals – especially silver, and gold.
    9. You have the right to own a firearm, to protect yourself, and your family. Read the 2nd Amendment.
    10. Buy products that indicate “Made in America”– whenever possible. You’d be surprised to find out how many necessary, practical, every day products are still “Made in America”!
    11. Buy food at a local Farmer’s Market
    12. Start your own garden
    13. Meditate – reduce your stress!
    14. Get exercise!
    15. Read a book (here is an excellent book to read: 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 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, Exxon Mobil, 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 FARMER’S 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.” (End quote)
    21. Better yet – invest in precious metals (silver/gold).
    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, and loses it’s place, as the world’s sole reserve currency. The ‘globalists’(European Central Bankers, like the Rothschilds, and the Rockefellers, as well) are planning to reduce the American Middle Class to the status of the Third World poor. That is, they are going to wipe out the American ‘Middle Class’. That is why they shipped our jobs overseas. That is why they engineered the current economic ‘downturn’. That is why no bankers have gone to jail, over their financial crimes – they are immune. There is no ‘justice’ in their ‘just us’ system. It is owned, and operated by European Central Bankers, and their Allies in London,in Frankfurt, and on Wall St.
    27. Did I mention invest in silver (and gold)?
    28. Global, non-violent, NON-COMPLIANCE is the answer, of We the Plebs, to the ‘elite’ New World Order!
    29. Find alternatives to EVERYTHING that they’ve set up,to entrap you in THEIR system. (Become a serious ‘prepper’)
    30. What would happen if 200 MILLION AMERICANS refused to pay their taxes,in 2012? (Just a hypothetical question)
    31. Familiarize yourself with the concept of BOYCOTT
    32. Corporate Membership in the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations):
    http://www.cfr.org/about/corporate/roster.html
    33. Don’t ever join a ‘secret’society. Expand the above list,and share it with everyone you know!

    • Sara Greenfield

      What he said………^^^^^^^^^

      Bravo! America is waking up!

    • Kyle

      Number 10? Where? Name ONE thing that is still made in America? Can’t name one? Thought so. :P

      If you go to ANY store (unless it’s a used antique store) there is NO items made in America left.

      • Keith

        Actually, Sears still sells a ton of stuff that is solely made in America. The entire Craftsman line of tools, power equipment, etc. is made in America… Look it up…

    • Loyd Oscar Leimsman O’Rielly

      First may I say, LOL Oh, Really? For 1, turning off your TV obviously doesn’t preclude moderate to heavy internet use including being a patron/fan of blogging.

      1-4, 7-13 yes, 5 and 6? That’s just paranoia, are you really afraid of anonym-ized data being provided to companies so that they can more efficiently provide products to meet demand, and target appropriate advertising? I see a possible problem if these companies were to be owned by major corporations focused on phasing out American products.

      28 ?!?

      So, before I review the rest, here is what I see as a realistic plan of action. personal economic Asceticism. America has become culturally adapted to getting what we want. And we want too much, and culturally are unwilling to adapt.
      1. Seriously would you be willing to stop using toilet paper in favor of a bidet (for those unfamiliar its a water spout used to clean… ahem)
      2. What about the minimum wage? Want to know why “Made in America” isn’t seen everywhere? We expect to be paid nearly ten times as much for the labor we perform as an individual in China would. Hence the economic (and perhaps right choice) would be to move the manufacturing jobs to where they will be done at the cost of what they are worth. Willing to part with your guaranteed higher wage to get product manufacturing back in America.
      2a. And why is the minimum wage so high? Cost of Living in America, which is based off of realistic expectations of electricity and fuel usage to create, package, and run our toys.

      Think about it a little, companies spend millions to determine what to put on your cereal box, how to package it to most entice you to buy it. This goes for all packaging, if you buy a pencil, it comes in plastic, attached with adhesive to a cardboard backing done in brightly colored industrial inks. Then all of that is disposed of (read trashed, recycled, whatever…) Now, take just a second to think about the necessary factory space needed to mass produce each of these components.

      The proportion of packaging to product is ridiculous. The only legitimate use of packaging? Preservation of product, and prevention of tampering. So why not create higher standards of tampering prevention for distribution points for non-perishables and make individual advertisement purposed packaging illegal. Force the companies to re-imagine how they sell something and do it more efficiently.

      The point of all this is that as a mass of individuals in America we have set unrealistic expectations originating in the optimistic capitalism from the 50’s to the 90’s.

      So by all means cut back on everything you don’t need. Re-purpose everything you can. Insist on economic responsibility from all levels of government, from personal, to municipal, federal, to global and any other form of governance in between.

      And be prepared for the economic collapse. Anyone who’s been to a Black Friday sale knows that the general public is not capable of letting go of petty wants.

      On Mark Patriots comments, Amen. Ron Paul? If you believe he has any realistic shot in this political business (complete with product placement and testimonials) then bravo to you. I have been following Mitt Romney’s campaign, and his political marketers… I mean supporters have caught on to the strategy that won Obama the last election. That is… treating the President as a marketable product. Realistically I believe he will be the end product of the GOP. It will take an economic collapse as devastating as the 1st Great Depression to shock the system of each individual to a wary, thinking state.

      A thought before I go, what we could really use is a law limiting the amount of candidates a political party can submit for office in the house or senate to a non-majority number, removing the capacity of a “Party” to control the legislative force of the nation. In other words, the parties would be forced to work together to get any law passed. Unfortunately this is unworkable because we would basically end up with Republican party A, party B, etc. and Democrat party A, B, etc.

  • 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)

    The only countries left in 2011 without a Central Bank owned by the Rothschild Family are:

    Cuba
    North Korea
    Iran

    • jon jon

      you forgot Iceland

  • fivez

    Wow people, are you for real? What we all need to the industry come back to the US. We can not expect the economic recovery if we keep buying things from China and loosing jobs in US.
    Companies who is willing to set up manufacturing in US should be given huge tax breaks and companies who choose to produce elsewhere should be triple taxed.
    Capitalism is the only natural way that is proven to work. Look at what happened to Russian socialism. It did not worked anywhere it was tried.
    Problem is, people just blogging and no one will do anything productive.

    • Kyle

      Then what are you doing now on this blog? Get out and build a factory!

  • streamlight

    Bilderberg group,Trilateral commission, Federal Reserve. Eliminate or slow down these groups and we might have a chance. And if we do not, well life as we know it is just about over.

  • Jason

    Imagine that every where there is concrete and roads were edible foods instead. People would not be fighting to survive but eating to survive.
    Sadly, now has enough time passed to proove that money and econmics is not what we really need?
    Its only been thousands of years but money still seems to be of the most important intrest to many leaders. How about the UN looks at that image out side its front door of a man beating a sword into a plowshear and actualy act on those words. Perhaps not i think! People, good luck to all of you, i do hope you all find your way, Always be a good person and do good no matter what challenges face you!

  • Mark Patroit

    Lots of confusion that is the way those who wish to destroy America want it. Plain and simple the whole concept of The United States of America has been hate by the Oligarchy since the start. Any wonder the British Royal family still refers to the USA as its wayward colony (only in private of course)? The world is run by a financier oligarchy that dates back to the Roman empire and its appendages through the course of history. They believe that the priviliged few ar born to rule and the rest of us are nothing but human cattle ment to serve them. When we become too numerous we die. A major tenet of these oligarch assholes is that the world population should be reduced from the current 6.5 billion to less then 1 billion including reducing the US to less then 50-mil. And on’t take any comfort in the fact that you might be left standing after the slaughter because you will only be an indentured survant to the oligarchy.We the people have the power to destroy the oligarchy with a few simple steps read below.

    1. re-enact Glass Steagal banking law

    2. Establish new Bretton Woods fixed exchange rate agrement with gold reserver system.

    3. Abolish Federal reserve system and outlaw all financial derivitives.

    4. Establish mechanisms to fund great projects that will add at least 40-million new high paying jobs in the US such as national high speed rail, one for one doubling of the existing fleet of nuclear power plants, build in conjuction with Canada and Mexico the NAWAPA (North American Water and Power Alliance), Major program to rebuild the nations dams,and waterways,sewege treatment and other important water infrastructure.

    5. Make sure Ron Paul becomes the Republican nominee for president in 2012 and also replace Obama with a real choice such as Senator James Webb or former senator Russ Fiengold to run in his place. Then whoever wins will be a win for America and the world.

    God speed to all and God Bless America!

    • Kyle

      Amen to number 4! I feel like we are living in a bad movie.

  • Wad

    I suggest that if you can’t afford it – don’t buy it. And if you’re in debt, start implementing that cash is king! Try to borrow from friends and family first and pay them interest – why pay interest to banks? If you’re in heavy debt arrange for debt settlement, if severe, declare bankruptcy and walk away. – And start small all over again!
    If we all did that, we can disable the banks, the economies, and every government. They key is that the consumer has to realize his/her collective power with the mass. Our artificial economies are designed to the enslave the middle class with easy credit and heavy taxes.
    Stay away from the doctors and drugs, stay in shape, and eat right. Leave unions that encourage laziness, and stop working for an employer that doesn’t even know you. Stop religion thumping while building bomb shelters in your backyards and stay away from guns. Loose your patriotic hatred and give with compassion to those you can help around you. Stop buying things you don’t need and save it to pay off more debts. Economic collapse is necessary especially in all the big global economies if we want a better planet. Most of our global society has been starving, and finally all the economic giants are drowning in their own debt and interest. Cry me a river big economy babies and stop believing in absurd statements like “God Bless America”. How does ramble like this possibly offer a solution to the situation? Hope is not an option for the sane. Work towards and imagine a debt free middle class…where would the economy be then?
    Realize that you can’t eat money and natural resources…It’s food and water we all need, and spending time with our children.

    • Paul

      You desperately need to get laid…

  • Retired Circuit Court Judge

    With money problems, the jails, prisons and penitentiaries will be overcrowded and the corrections department staff will be in danger due to being short staffed and inmate populations expanding. The staff on duty, the more likely that some inmates will create an uprising and overpower the staff. As a judge, I had to deal with issues beyond human comprehension but this is the tip of the iceberg as to what is to come in the near future.

  • Did you vote for him?

    Look!! All of you rant an rave about this! In realality it comes down to one question? Why? Did so many of you foolish Americans vote for Obama? This is what happens when you put someone in office who hates our country and hass the traits of the anti-Christ!! Way to go America!! Way to go…

    • Marissa

      Huh?

    • Paul

      Obama has increased our national debt more in 4 years than bush did in 8 years. Obama must go…he’s part of the problem.

  • http://www.yahoo.com bobby ham

    if the economy does crash you city slickers er all ************** all the well survive in cutnshoot texas

  • joseph Henry

    most of the comments written truly exhibited the limited grammatical skills have in this day and age.

    I agree we are headed down a path to ultimate economic collapse.

    the national debt is so high that I doubt we pay enough taxes to pay the interest on the treasury bonds issued.

    Our politicians have allowed all are manufacturing and service related jobs to go to the Far East and India.

    The thing I find funny is when no one is making money in the U.S.A. it doesn’t really matter how cheaply you can produce it, it still won’t sell.

    I truly find it heart wrenching the people on the streets who once proudly worked jobs and had a house and cars in the U.S.

    Thanks so much for the computer technology age which hastened our demise that much faster.

    Global economy “my ass”!

    • Bill

      Don’t throw stones if you live in a glass house. You talk about grammatical errors; look at your first and fourth sentences (not counting capitalization errors). That said, I am sure I have made a few. So let us not belittle others but talk about the issue(s) at hand.
      I agree with what you have said except for the age of computer technology bringing about doom. There is no doubt (at least in my mind and also many scientists) that the world will be hit by an asteroid or comet large enough to cause an extinction event. The time of the event is not known. Just a few years ago one passed between the earth and the moon. The scary thought is that it was not seen until about 3 days prior to when it would have impacted, had it been on a course to do so. So when they say 60% of the solor bodies have been cataloged I challenge them. If I take x number of buckets of sand and pebbles and scatter them in a 5 acre field how can they determine the percentage they will find when they do not know the x factor.
      My point is that humans need to get off this planet and start colonizing other planets and moons in our solar system and eventually in other galaxies and beyond. If we do not then span of human existance will be fairly short; in cosmic terms anyhow.
      To other points made by others I hope we will have learned what is really important prior to starting our exploration.
      Cheers

  • Kat

    Lord, help us to remember to help those who are less fortunate than we are at this time!

  • xx

    collapse

  • LadyReality

    I would rather store food and water than buy gold at the current prices. You can’t eat gold. Silver can be purchased at cheaper rates-even junk silver.
    Guns will be essential for personal protection. But they should be kept hidden so the military/police doesn’t get a hold of them like they did when katrina happened- where they disarmed honest citizens and left them defenseless against thugs and looters.
    Need to have items and skills for BARTERING because that may be the only way in the absence of currency.
    If more than half the population ends up homeless, including you and your family– for god’s sakes–don’t be in an open area. take your tent and car (if you still have one) and go into a FORESTED area away from civilization. You will be safer if you are hidden, and not exposed to military marshall law or the desperation of people-especially criminal element.
    Better hunting grounds in forested area as well. Small game and river/lake fishing–yum.
    Learn from your ancestors. Learn how to build a rustic shelter in the woods–with limited supplies.
    Learn how to set up a perimeter, in order to be warned of possible intruders.
    There are so many survival skills that you should be learning and teaching your kids.
    Did you know there are a whole host of plants that can treat ailments in the absence of pain killers and antibiotics? Get a picture book and familiarize yourself with these plants. Do you know what plants/berries etc that you can safely eat? Would you be able to identify it?
    Do you know you can make milk out of rice? Its called rice milk. Add a little sugar and it tastes just as delicious as regular milk.
    Learn learn learn so that you never have to depend on anyone for survival.
    Freedom is knowledge in action.

  • Everyday Conversaytion

    i think we should worry about where we will go when we die and not the materialistic things on earth. ask god to save your souls, he know what we need to survive, and we can’t live on bread alone, but on every word of god. save you SOULS

  • http://queenzombiecat@aol.com dee

    Jesus is or only protection.God said bad times shall come Assn the signs.we will never beg for bread he said it. So when people say like the don guy above to relax has he read the Bible.does he share a relationship with Jesus. Truth honest just is GOD the Almighty One Jesus our King. Christians are royalty because Jesus have his life for us. For all man if we will ask an believe An accept him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/harry.berry.33 Harry Berry

    It is strange that so many people can put god into any situation. God isn’t going to help. He left the scene long ago. When the economy collapses then see ya at the revolution army, cops, and others.

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