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83 Numbers From 2013 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe

83 SignsDuring 2013, America continued to steadily march down a self-destructive path toward oblivion.  As a society, our debt levels are completely and totally out of control.  Our financial system has been transformed into the largest casino on the entire planet and our big banks are behaving even more recklessly than they did just before the last financial crisis.  We continue to see thousands of businesses and millions of jobs get shipped out of the United States, and the middle class is being absolutely eviscerated.  Due to the lack of decent jobs, poverty is absolutely exploding.  Government dependence is at an all-time high and crime is rising.  Evidence of social and moral decay is seemingly everywhere, and our government appears to be going insane.  If we are going to have any hope of solving these problems, the American people need to take a long, hard look in the mirror and finally admit how bad things have actually become.  If we all just blindly have faith that "everything is going to be okay", the consequences of decades of incredibly foolish decisions are going to absolutely blindside us and we will be absolutely devastated by the great crisis that is rapidly approaching.  The United States is in a massive amount of trouble, and it is time that we all started facing the truth.  The following are 83 numbers from 2013 that are almost too crazy to believe...

#1 Most people that hear this statistic do not believe that it is actually true, but right now an all-time record 102 million working age Americans do not have a job.  That number has risen by about 27 million since the year 2000.

#2 Because of the lack of jobs, poverty is spreading like wildfire in the United States.  According to the most recent numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau, an all-time record 49.2 percent of all Americans are receiving benefits from at least one government program each month.

#3 As society breaks down, the government feels a greater need than ever before to watch, monitor and track the population.  For example, every single day the NSA intercepts and permanently stores close to 2 billion emails and phone calls in addition to a whole host of other data.

#4 The Bank for International Settlements says that total public and private debt levels around the globe are now 30 percent higher than they were back during the financial crisis of 2008.

#5 According to a recent World Bank report, private domestic debt in China has grown from 9 trillion dollars in 2008 to 23 trillion dollars today.

#6 In 1985, there were more than 18,000 banks in the United States.  Today, there are only 6,891 left.

#7 The six largest banks in the United States (JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley) have collectively gotten 37 percent larger over the past five years.

#8 The U.S. banking system has 14.4 trillion dollars in total assets.  The six largest banks now account for 67 percent of those assets and all of the other banks account for only 33 percent of those assets.

#9 JPMorgan Chase is roughly the size of the entire British economy.

#10 The five largest banks now account for 42 percent of all loans in the United States.

#11 Right now, four of the "too big to fail" banks each have total exposure to derivatives that is well in excess of 40 trillion dollars.

#12 The total exposure that Goldman Sachs has to derivatives contracts is more than 381 times greater than their total assets.

#13 According to the Bank for International Settlements, the global financial system has a total of 441 trillion dollars worth of exposure to interest rate derivatives.

#14 Through the end of November, approximately 365,000 Americans had signed up for Obamacare but approximately 4 million Americans had already lost their current health insurance policies because of Obamacare.

#15 It is being projected that up to 100 million more Americans could have their health insurance policies canceled by the time Obamacare is fully rolled out.

#16 At this point, 82.4 million Americans live in a home where at least one person is enrolled in the Medicaid program.

#17 It is has been estimated that Obamacare will add 21 million more Americans to the Medicaid rolls.

#18 It is being projected that health insurance premiums for healthy 30-year-old men will rise by an average of 260 percent under Obamacare.

#19 One couple down in Texas received a letter from their health insurance company that informed them that they were being hit with a 539 percent rate increase because of Obamacare.

#20 Back in 1999, 64.1 percent of all Americans were covered by employment-based health insurance.  Today, only 54.9 percent of all Americans are covered by employment-based health insurance.

#21 The U.S. government has spent an astounding 3.7 trillion dollars on welfare programs over the past five years.

#22 Incredibly, 74 percent of all the wealth in the United States is owned by the wealthiest 10 percent of all Americans.

#23 According to Consumer Reports, the number of children in the United States taking antipsychotic drugs has nearly tripled over the past 15 years.

#24 The marriage rate in the United States has fallen to an all-time low.  Right now it is sitting at a yearly rate of just 6.8 marriages per 1000 people.

#25 According to a shocking new study, the average American that turned 65 this year will receive $327,500 more in federal benefits than they paid in taxes over the course of their lifetimes.

#26 In just one week in December, a combined total of more than 2000 new cold temperature and snowfall records were set in the United States.

#27 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, median household income in the United States has fallen for five years in a row.

#28 The rate of homeownership in the United States has fallen for eight years in a row.

#29 Only 47 percent of all adults in America have a full-time job at this point.

#30 The unemployment rate in the eurozone recently hit a new all-time high of 12.2 percent.

#31 If you assume that the labor force participation rate in the U.S. is at the long-term average, the unemployment rate in the United States would actually be 11.5 percent instead of 7 percent.

#32 In November 2000, 64.3 percent of all working age Americans had a job.  When Barack Obama first entered the White House, 60.6 percent of all working age Americans had a job.  Today, only 58.6 percent of all working age Americans have a job.

#33 There are 1,148,000 fewer Americans working today than there was in November 2006.  Meanwhile, our population has grown by more than 16 million people during that time frame.

#34 Only 19 percent of all Americans believe that the job market is better than it was a year ago.

#35 Just 14 percent of all Americans believe that the stock market will rise next year.

#36 According to CNBC, Pinterest is currently valued at more than 3 billion dollars even though it has never earned a profit.

#37 Twitter is a seven-year-old company that has never made a profit.  It actually lost 64.6 million dollars last quarter.  But according to the financial markets it is currently worth about 22 billion dollars.

#38 Right now, Facebook is trading at a valuation that is equivalent to approximately 100 years of earnings, and it is currently supposedly worth about 115 billion dollars.

#39 Total consumer credit has risen by a whopping 22 percent over the past three years.

#40 Student loans are up by an astounding 61 percent over the past three years.

#41 At this moment, there are 6 million Americans in the 16 to 24-year-old age group that are neither in school or working.

#42 The "inactivity rate" for men in their prime working years (25 to 54) has just hit a brand new all-time record high.

#43 It is hard to believe, but in America today one out of every ten jobs is now filled by a temp agency.

#44 Middle-wage jobs accounted for 60 percent of the jobs lost during the last recession, but they have accounted for only 22 percent of the jobs created since then.

#45 According to the Social Security Administration, 40 percent of all U.S. workers make less than $20,000 a year.

#46 Approximately one out of every four part-time workers in America is living below the poverty line.

#47 After accounting for inflation, 40 percent of all U.S. workers are making less than what a full-time minimum wage worker made back in 1968.

#48 When Barack Obama took office, the average duration of unemployment in this country was 19.8 weeks.  Today, it is 37.2 weeks.

#49 Investors pulled an astounding 72 billion dollars out of bond mutual funds in 2013.  It was the worst year for bond funds ever.

#50 Small business is rapidly dying in America.  At this point, only about 7 percent of all non-farm workers in the United States are self-employed.  That is an all-time record low.

#51 The six heirs of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton have as much wealth as the bottom one-third of all Americans combined.

#52 Once January 1st hits, it will officially be illegal to manufacture or import traditional incandescent light bulbs in the United States.  It is being projected that millions of Americans will attempt to stock up on the old light bulbs before they are totally gone from store shelves.

#53 The Japanese government has estimated that approximately 300 tons of highly radioactive water is being released into the Pacific Ocean from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear facility every single day.

#54 Back in 1967, the U.S. military had more than 31,000 strategic nuclear warheads.  That number is already being cut down to 1,550, and now Barack Obama wants to reduce it to only about 1,000.

#55 As you read this, 60 percent of all children in Detroit are living in poverty and there are approximately 78,000 abandoned homes in the city.

#56 Wal-Mart recently opened up two new stores in Washington D.C., and more than 23,000 people applied for just 600 positions.  That means that only about 2.6 percent of the applicants were ultimately hired.  In comparison, Harvard offers admission to 6.1 percent of their applicants.

#57 At this point, almost half of all public school students in America come from low income homes.

#58 Tragically, there are 1.2 million students that attend public schools in the United States that are homeless.  That number has risen by 72 percent since the start of the last recession.

#59 According to a Gallup poll that was recently released, 20.0 percent of all Americans did not have enough money to buy food that they or their families needed at some point over the past year.  That is just under the all-time record of 20.4 percent that was set back in November 2008.

#60 The number of Americans on food stamps has grown from 17 million in the year 2000 to more than 47 million today.

#61 Right now, one out of every five households in the United States is on food stamps.

#62 The U.S. economy loses approximately 9,000 jobs for every 1 billion dollars of goods that are imported from overseas.

#63 Back in 1950, more than 80 percent of all men in the United States had jobs.  Today, less than 65 percent of all men in the United States have jobs.

#64 According to one survey, approximately 75 percent of all American women do not have any interest in dating unemployed men.

#65 China exports 4 billion pounds of food to the United States every year.

#66 Overall, the United States has run a trade deficit of more than 8 trillion dollars with the rest of the world since 1975.

#67 The number of Americans on Social Security Disability now exceeds the entire population of Greece, and the number of Americans on food stamps now exceeds the entire population of Spain.

#68 It is being projected that the number of Americans on Social Security will rise from 57 million today to more than 100 million in 25 years.

#69 Back in 1970, the total amount of debt in the United States (government debt + business debt + consumer debt, etc.) was less than 2 trillion dollars.  Today it is over 56 trillion dollars.

#70 Back on September 30th, 2012 our national debt was sitting at a total of 16.1 trillion dollars.  Today, it is up to 17.2 trillion dollars.

#71 The U.S. government "rolled over" more than 7.5 trillion dollars of existing debt in fiscal 2013.

#72 If the U.S. national debt was reduced to a stack of one dollar bills it would circle the earth at the equator 45 times.

#73 When Barack Obama was first elected, the U.S. debt to GDP ratio was under 70 percent.  Today, it is up to 101 percent.

#74 The U.S. national debt is on pace to more than double during the eight years of the Obama administration.  In other words, under Barack Obama the U.S. government will accumulate more debt than it did under all of the other presidents in U.S. history combined.

#75 The federal government is borrowing (stealing) roughly 100 million dollars from our children and our grandchildren every single hour of every single day.

#76 At this point, the U.S. already has more government debt per capita than Greece, Portugal, Italy, Ireland or Spain.

#77 Japan now has a debt to GDP ratio of more than 211 percent.

#78 As of December 5th, 83 volcanic eruptions had been recorded around the planet so far this year.  That is a new all-time record high.

#79 53 percent of all Americans do not have a 3 day supply of nonperishable food and water in their homes.

#80 Violent crime in the United States was up 15 percent last year.

#81 According to a very surprising survey that was recently conducted, 68 percent of all Americans believe that the country is currently on the wrong track.

#82 Back in 1972, 46 percent of all Americans believed that "most people can be trusted".  Today, only 32 percent of all Americans believe that "most people can be trusted".

#83 According to a recent Pew Research survey, only 19 percent of all Americans trust the government.   Back in 1958, 73 percent of all Americans trusted the government.

So do you have any numbers from 2013 that you would add to this list?  If so, please feel free to share them by posting a comment below...

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  • Luke

    Michael what do you suspect may be the trigger that ignites a sudden societal collapse? Is there any specific event in 2014 that you foresee may push us over the edge, or do you suspect status quo until the mid-term elections?

    • phattyhacker

      Look into your crystal ball

    • Ralfine

      Disease fueled by malnutrition and poor hygiene.

      Already, most influenza cases are in the obese.

      And there is whooping cough, tuberculosis, measles, dengue, fungi, intestinal diseases, cholera, shigellosis, etc.

      The population is getting weaker. It’s like scraping at the foundation to a point, when a leaf falling from a tree will crash the bridge.

  • Saintmatty

    No wonder the Arabs call the U.S “The Great Satan.” We lead the world in many unholy and greedy enterprises. We are all guilty. The prophet Isiah said, ” Woe is me, I am a man of unclean lips.” Implying that he woke up to his own sins and the sins of others in the nation. Sins of a nation is not mentioned much anymore. I don’t think we as humans can stop the downward progression. Our power must come from above.

  • K

    Michael, this leaves two possible choices. 1. 83 crazy things are happening through random chance, that will at some point will bring down the economy. 2. It is all part of the plan to crash the economy. I will quote my favorite fictional character. Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth. Under that reasoning, I will go with number 2.

    • Ralfine

      Of course it’s number 2. It’s all part of god’s design.

    • Drud

      No, K, there is a third possibility: greed is an addiction far worse than narcotics, it eats the soul and clouds the mind. The people in power who have brought us to the brink and the people in power who will push us over are simply addicts. They are no inherently evil and they are (most likely) not conspirators. i find it far more likely that these people are paranoid and megalomaniacal, not exactly a good combination for working together. Systems form and cause terrible destruction, but the people involved are (usually) simply cogs in the machine. This does not excuse their behavior (far from it) but I do not believe that this has all been planned for generations. People are far too selfish and short-sighted for that.

      • K

        Yes, what you say is possible. There is no question greed is involved. But I see an organized pattern in what is happening. Just too many steps, all leading in the same direction.

      • DiscouragedOne

        We have been on a steady march to the brink for the past 50 years, where have you been?

    • MrsBulldoggy .

      Absolutely, I believe it has been planned. Why would a US President come into power and purposely drive the debt up the way he has? Why would they herd over 40 million Americans into the Welfare coffers? Drive the jobs overseas and keep our corporate tax rate as the highest in the world? All of this is done on purpose?
      QUESTION IS: WHY????? And can we stop it?

      • Gay Veteran

        “…keep our corporate tax rate as the highest in the world….”
        a lot of the big corporations (who ship American jobs to China) pay little or no U.S. taxes

      • K

        Their goal is the destruction of the American middle class. Why, because we have been one of the few groups, who have sometimes gotten in their way. Syria, being the latest example. Can we stop it? Not with so many unwilling to admit, that anything is going on.

      • Sallygirl

        This is an encouraging prophecy:
        Revelation chapter 11 and verse 18-
        “But the nations became wrathful and your (God) own wrath came, and the appointed time…..to bring to ruin those ruining the earth.
        Soon these ones that oppress others will realize that there is someone much more powerful than them, watching and waiting to intervene. Then the prophecy in psalms 37:10 will come true: “Just a little while longer, and the wicked one will be no more; you will look at where they were, and they will not be there.”

      • mrbill

        The Cloward-Piven theory. Collapse from within. These are advisors of our esteemed leader.

        • MrsBulldoggy .

          Ah, thank you for the elucidation, Mr. Bill. I need to do some reading now. Knowledge is power…

        • MrsBulldoggy .

          By the way, how does collapsing the welfare system and replacing it with a guaranteed annual income for poor people help them if our nation’s coffers are empty? I know, in the end, this is about Control, but what I don’t understand is it seems like these methods just cut the proverbial nose off to spite the face. The puppet masters do not have enough money to enact these programs without bankrupting this country further. None of it makes sense to me unless they’ve taken most of the real wealth, hidden it somewhere and plan to vacate America when SHTF…

          Thanks for allowing me to ramble, just trying to figure all of this out. :)

          • mrbill

            Right you are! Weimar Republic here we come.

          • GSOB

            An ELE gradually creeping up and they are in the know about it.

            Global warming they say is caused by fossil fuels
            To much heat getting into the atmosphere.

            Fukushima is a scapegoat and getting worse everyday. They are not the only contributors waste. We have 104 reactors in the US.

            Radiation.
            There’s your heat.

            When the mouse trap situation in reactor #4
            sets off, with the next quake or even another leak…..the disaster unfolds, …..resources become scarce.
            More heat.

            We have not seen the international effort yet. Tokyo well have no 2020 olympic games in the Summer.
            Most people in this country don’t know anything about it.

            Don’t panic. Learn about it and everyone here should be up with latest on it.

            ACA is part of the control.
            Government armed and extremely dangerous.

            Why sound the alarm?…there is nothing that can be done. So why start a panic. Just let it wok itself out and that will dictate what actions to take to protect the people.

            FUKUSHIMA

            Right

          • MrsBulldoggy .

            What are good sources to read?

    • phdinlogic

      Sherlock Holmes from the Manor House episode.

  • Mondobeyondo

    2013 has definitely left its mark on me. I may never fully recover from it.

  • Mondobeyondo

    We are still in a depression,

    • Mondobeyondo

      I know of what I speak.
      For Thanksgiving, i had a chicken dinner.
      St. Mary’s Food Bank ran out of turkeys.
      It’s hard out there.

      • Wally

        I feel for you Mondo. We keep hearing of this “recovery” and all I see are longer food bank lines, more homeless and more closed businesses.

      • MrsBulldoggy .

        Sorry, Mondo. Unfortunately, you are not alone as there are millions of us in the same boat. God Bless, Merry Xmas, I hope 2014 is a better year for you and everyone else….

      • davidmpark

        Last year we had one of our rabbits for Thanksgiving. Might never go back to turkeys.

        Just wait ’til Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner is comprised of freshly caught pigeon. That’ll be the day.

      • warbaby

        So did I. I refuse to pay 30-35.00 dollars for a turkey. I had chicken pie and all the trimmings. My family was with me that’s all that counts.

      • JF

        Look around for more of those bargain supermarkets and such. Never thought I’d be shopping in Save A Lot (they’ve cleaned up their act by the way – store isn’t as dumpy as it used to be and meat is much better quality than it used to be). check out those dollar stores as well.

    • JF

      Lots of home gardening going on around my way that I haven’t seen in the 22 years I’m here. Home canning is also on the rise. A new store, Rural King, opened in this part of Florida this summer. You should see their home canning aisle. They have everything you could possibly need – and during the height of the home garden growing season they had an entire aisle dedicated to canning jars alone. Only thing we did not get from their is the canner itself though. Go online and get an “All American” brand canner. No gasket to worry about wearing out.

      • Becki

        yeah until its against “code” to have a garden. Or until they believe you are “hoarding” and not sharing with others

    • bertinanth764

      My Uncle Jayden got a
      fantastic blue Audi S5 Convertible from only workin part-time on a home pc. the
      original source B­i­g­2­9­.­ℂ­o­m

      • GSOB

        troll

      • Mike Smithy

        Oh yea, me too. Money for nothing and chicks for free.

      • Undrkva Brtha

        Why don’t you go blow Uncle Jayden and try to inherit the Audi’s spare tyre?

  • Paul M

    Number 26 is interesting about 2000 new cold and snowfall records being set in just one week. Where are the global fear mongering zealots at now?

    • Ralfine

      They are home. Enjoying their insulated houses, paying a fraction of your heating costs.

  • Paul M

    Number 26 is interesting about 2000 new cold and snowfall records being set in just one week. Where are the global warmingl fear mongering zealots at now?

    • Tim

      Where’s Al Gore? :-)

      • Sequoia

        He is living high in his high energy consuming mansion,which used a lot of the earth’s resources to build.
        Remember he can rape the earth’s resources and make pollution to live an extravagant life.
        But according to him,we the peons and useless eaters don’t have any rights or priveleges to consume any of the earth’s resource,because we cause global warming (which is a hoax)and he doesn’t.

        • k

          criticise al gore all you want, but global warming a hoax? gimme a break.

          • Tim

            I think you need to read the article Michael posted last night on his site The Truth. Google “The Truth Wins” and it should be the first link that comes up.

            I don’t believe this global warming stuff.

          • k

            I love michael’s articles and he is nice guy, but when it comes to global warming i’d rather believe climate scientists.

          • jaxon64

            they are NOT scientists !! It is an offense to scientists and the scientific process to call them scientists–please, please refrain.

          • k

            So because you dont want to accept what they say, you dont consider them scientists?

            Fine then…think of them as whatever you want.

          • k

            And the ones who did that, are a minority of the IPCC panel…not everybody. Thats doesnt mean all of the scientists did that and that doesnt make global warming itself wrong.

            Tomorrow if a scientist desnt measure gravity correctly, does that make gravity non existent or reduced.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Pssst Gravity isn’t theory.
            You may wanna look up the word.

          • k

            but if some people start questioning the presence of gravity, i wont be surprised if you do the same.

          • time waster

            Thats not what he said. He said that humans are causing global warming is a hoax.

          • k

            hoax? Humans have cut down half the worlds forests and you guys still believe we have no role in it.

          • time waster

            Oh we have absolutely caused the substantial increase in CO2 levels. But this is not what is causing ‘climate change.’ It’s something else, a few some thing else’s. I’ll give you a hint – magnetic field. Happy learning.

          • k

            You are wasting your time and mine.

          • time waster

            This may be true, but I feel that you may have been mislead. Interesting that they are saying we are having a really cold winter because of lack of Solar Flares from the sun, isn’t it?

          • k

            Tell me then whose opinion should i consider…yours? malcolms? or those scientists?

          • time waster

            That’s simple. All of them. Then decided for yourself. Personally, I think that increasing CO2 levels can increase temp, but there are other factors that can/will as well. Not to mention, temps are going down, yet CO2 is still going up…

          • k

            temps are getting extreme…by extreme i mean too hot or too cold…that what a warming globe does.

            First of all no, i wont consider malcolm’s opinion if thats what you mean, what his qualification to talk about global warming.I personally feel the climate is getting extreme too. But if you dont want me to consider my personal opinion. I wont. Then I will only consider what scientists say…not what politicians say. This is a scientific issue.

          • time waster

            Global warming doesn’t cause cooling. I honestly don’t know who Malcolm is. Before you disregard how our magnetic field and solar flares effect weather on earth, look into it more. Also consider who funds every climate change research.

          • k

            I have considered it. And malcolm is a dingbat who likes to abuse people who dont conform to his views. And global warming cause extreme…extreme heat/cooling etc

          • k

            i meant global warming causes extreme climatic changes…extreme heat/cold etc

          • k

            i will look into it more, but i still doubt they are affecting the climate much. We will see.

          • DiscouragedOne

            Or he can just ask any amateur radio operator, they can tell you all about solar flares and magnetic fields and the effects.

          • k

            I posted another comment for you and malcolm a little up.

          • nekksys

            Snow in Egypt on Dec. 13.

            I think that says it all about “gloabl warming”…

          • k

            global warming doesnt mean just hot summers and winters. It is the result of more heat generated and trapped within the earths atmosphere leading to climatic extremes.

          • nekksys

            You do realize that…

            “It is the result of more heat generated and trapped within the earths atmosphere leading to climatic extremes.”

            …is pretty much the same as saying we’re going to have warmer summers and winters, right? Just saying…

          • k

            and/or warmer summers and colder winters.

          • nekksys

            Again…

            more heat generated and trapped within the Earth’s atmosphere

            …still equals warmer climes. Kinda like heating the air inside a hot-air balloon: it’s gets warmer everywhere, not just at the top.

          • k

            More melting of glaciers in the summer and upto autumn, affects the temperature and quantity of ocean currents that circulate warm/cold water to various parts of the world and thereby the warm/cold air they create over themselves. In winters, in the northern hemisphere cold air usually blows over land from the gulf stream’s colder currents. Gulf stream is an ocean current in the atlantic. And this cold air becomes colder due to the water getting even colder than normal and this cold water also due to increase in its quantity due to excess melting of glaciers upto winter. And this cold air is responsible for that.

            Along with this, deforestation around deserts lets even more cold winter air than usual,into towns and cities.

          • nekksys

            Keep in mind the first law of thermal dynamics: Heat always seeks a cooler space. So, CO2 levels are up which means warmer air in the north lands, whichs means melting of the glaciers, which means cooler oceans, which means cooler air in the equatorial regions, which means cooling and not warming…

            Now that I’m done yanking your chain, you just explained how our planet seeks stasis… Simply put it’s trying to correct itself from whatever is going on. We may not like what’s happening, but our Earth can survive without us.

          • Pablo Solano

            Global warming is a natural occurrence, the issue is whether man made is having a lasting impact. I have my doubts.

          • MrsBulldoggy .

            Thank you. A voice of reason amongst all the hype. Climate change is cyclical, always has been, always will be. Just like many other things in the world, a cycle will play itself thru. I personally think the majority of the hype was about making money off a carbon tax implementation. Cynical and jaded, but I don’t trust the politicians of the world these days…

          • thokhan

            With geo engineering and tonnes of crap they spray in the air for decades…hmmm that alone can tweak the climate to change mimicking volcanic activity daily has to screw with someone’s weather patterns…

          • MrsBulldoggy .

            It is nowhere near the change brought about by active volcanos, thokhan. Not even close. 2013 has been the year of volcanic eruption and more than likely we are seeing cooler weather patterns due to it.

          • Bruce

            Do you really think with all the cars, factories and burning worldwide we as humans are having no effect? Surely you are joking

          • Pablo Solano

            As I said I have my doubts. How much natural activity releases carbon, do you know? Why did over 1000 scientists remove there names from a report produced by the IPCC. Did you know that the core temperature reduced during the early part of this century right up till the 70′s? Are you aware it is dropping again. All I’m saying is I have read plenty of things from both sides of the argument and considered the information and accordingly I have my doubts. If you have also done this then surely we just agree to disagree as we have both reached different conclusions?

          • k

            It is a natural occurence too. Nobody said it is not. But that happens usually over centuries and millenia, and we humans through our activities are speeding it up and its now occuring in decades.

          • DiscouragedOne

            I agree, it is natural cycles. We do have issues from the sheer number of people on this planet, but I think we just have to deal with it and see how it ends up, I don’t think people should be killed off by the elites so they have more stuff.

        • Drud

          Global Warming (Climate Change) is a politicized PR campaign designed to pry more money from our wallets, but that in no way means we are not destroying the environment. Soil nutrient depletion, over-fished the oceans, polluted fresh-water bodies, honey bees mysteriously dying, etc. are far bigger issues than global temperature change, and still these things pale in comparison to the prospect of economic collapse leading to WW III.

          • k

            Most people who are criciticising it are doing it to protect the PR and profits of energy companies. I am not saying they shouldnt do it, if i was running an energy company i would have probably done the same.

          • jaxon64

            Agreed..it appears as if they ignore true environmental issues that are occuring all over the earth and have focused on their pet CONTROL issue. It is no mystery, they are pushing the anthropogenic or manmade causality so that they can further police and sanction us. Their is no big ability to control the masses by addressing the real issues that are ecologically threatening to the planet…

          • DiscouragedOne

            I agree we have destroyed our own environment in many cases, but the larger problem is there are just too many people, not enough resources.

    • AssHat900

      Do you understand how extreme weather caused by climate change works. Oh no wait your an American, so silly of me.

      • Donald Reid

        It certainly doesn’t work as the global warming scamsters have been predicting for decades. Their predictions have long been designed to promote heavier taxation, greater global governance, destruction of civil liberties and redistribution of wealth (in many cases from the have nots to the haves such as the arch hypocrite, Al Gore).

      • jaxon64

        The sun goes down at night and the temperature drops 20 or more degrees in a few hours—-
        The sun rises and the daylight temperatures rise throughout the day until evening………
        In North America where us simpleton Americans live, in the summer from June through mid Sept the sun is closer to the northern hemisphere where it’s eliptical orbit and earth’s tilt causes increase in seasonal avg temperature…
        From Dec 21st through mid march we are furthest from the sun in the Northern Hemisphere and it is cold……..
        Us idiots in America may wonder why the climate change “experts” ( also known as government grant recipients) do not include the effects of the sun, solar cycles, volcanology etc etc..when they write their global warming claptrap.
        Instead, they start with the premise of “anthropogenic global warming” and then make hundreds of billions in grants and research studies to try and find out how that eliminating technology and population may reduce the earth’s avg annual temp by .1 degree in a decade….
        Nope, us stupid Americans can’t seem to get this level of genius thinking……..
        And a BIG PS: Even IF we were gonna warm up by 2 degrees in 100 years, and the polar ice diminished some ( or under your logic–warming has caused the avg temp to drop since 1995–so we are actually cooling because of warming?)
        But even if we were to warm 2 deg–so what?? History shows that cooler periods have been rife with famine, disease, outbreaks of plauqe and animal, plant and human die offs at accelerated rates. WARMING IS GOOD !!..Things grow when it is warm, more food when it is warm–even the polar bear population has increased 300% in the past 50 years—

        • AssHat900

          The sun is closest to the earth in the winter so you got that one wrong. Warming may be good for plants but bad for us when it releases all the methane in the tundra. Lots of words doesn’t equal truth.

          • DiscouragedOne

            It depends on the direction the earth’s axis is tilted, the direction towards the sun gets the sun, northern hemisphere is tilted towards it in the summer. That said, I don’t think man has as big of an impact as you do, I think there are natural cycles, the earth doesn’t need us to survive, and certainly it can easily wipe us out if necessary. The earth is far from defenseless, didn’t you ever see the George Carlin classic “the earth, plus plastic”.

          • nekksys

            Incorrect. The planet is closest to the sun in the later parts of the year; winter in the northern hemisphere. The Earth’s orbit around the sun isn’t a flat trajectory, level with the sun’s equator. Our Earth orbits the sun on a tilted plane which is called an ecliptic. This ecliptic accounts for the apparent change in the tilt of the Earth. When our planet is at perigee, the closest point to the sun, we are also at the apex of the ecliptic. Because of this, the northern hemisphere appears to be tilted up and away from the sun. The ecliptic is also the reason for the sun’s arc of travel being so low in the sky during northern hemisphere winters. In summer, we reach apogee, the greatest distance from the sun, and nadir, the lowest point in the ecliptic so the opposite is true: our sun takes a high arc thru the sky.

            If you doubt this, look on any high school or collegiate globe for the little “figure eight” printed out in the Pacific Ocean. it is a marked scale showing apparent tilt by day of the year. This also delineates the Earth’s ecliptic.

        • nekksys

          The satellite imagery doesn’t lie. It tells a consistent tale of glacial degradation. There HAS been a loss of ice in the polar regions. Why? I’m not sure. If I were to venture a guess, I would suspect an increase in CO2 due to deforestation. Then again, I’m no expert. I would also suspect increased volcanic activity within the earth. Iceland sits on a tectonic rift and has lost almost all of it’s ice cap.

          Now as far as a human die-off, I can’t say that’s a bad thing. We are a very destructive species. We will foul our living space and move on only to befoul another. We reproduce at a out-of-control pace. We have no natural predators. AND, we have an obsession with living as long as we can in spite of our own health. For humanity to decrease by, oh; let’s say 50%, wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing. Fewer beings competing for land space and resources would only server to improve this planet, not degrade it.

          • GSOB

            Your statements lead me to conclude that we are earthbound, that you believe there are way too many people around and that you you are no expert on the subject matter.

            Overall question I ask you…

            Do you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ?

          • nekksys

            One, this is not the venue to evangelize but if you must know, then yes, I do. I do not however believe we have God-given mandate to populate this earth to the exclusion of other species. We do, in opposition to what some Christians claim, have a God-given mandate to live as good stewards to this Earth which, in my mind, means living as close and harmoniously as we can with each other as well as other creatures and demonstrating a measure of restraint and respect for the plant life we have around us.

            Two, I am not a climatologist. I can only speculate on what may or may not be causing our planet to change. I can, however, say I see changes happening globally; changes which will lead to a drastic reduction in human population.

            Three, our planet went into population overshoot in the early 1970′s. There are a limited number of humans a given landmass can sustain. The landmasses we live on can not sustain the current population. For example, when a population begins building housing where farmland, forest or prairie once was (as we are doing now…), that population is sowing the seeds of it’s own demise by reducing it’s food sources. We have done little to nothing to curb our reproduction rates. We inject poisons into our food and water supply believing it’s good. We do very little to preserve our own ability to survive while we charge forward after the one intangible thing we will never find or hold: MORE!!!

            We have become horrible stewards of this planet. So much so that the only things left to stem the tide of human population growth is global pandemic, natural disaster, famine and war. I would rather take my chances against a virus than the other three because, inevitably; natural disasters lead to famine which often leads to war. And as it was written:

            … Nation will rise against Nation, and brother against brother …

            Chew on that for a while and see if you don’t agree.

      • Jessica Marion

        Wow, can anyone say asshole…..

        • AssHat900

          Yes anyone can say that.

          • Jessica Marion

            Lol guess the username suits you

  • Nicnak

    at least Chinese got jobs now!

  • Mondobeyondo

    i don’t care how many times you listen to Frank Sinatra’s rendition of “The Christmas Waltz”

    … it’s still hard.

    No desire to put up Christmas lights this year.

    • kathy k

      I know the feeling. Keep trying to find some holiday cheer (other than the kind in a bottle) but not having much luck. I keep hoping people will WAKE UP & realize what is happening. God be with us. Bless you Mondo

      • GSOB

        Alcohol is a powerful anesthetic and people turn to it to feel better.
        Try something else, and if not on the wagon now, gradually climb aboard.
        You may need to smaller dose yourself up to the gate.

        Nurse yourself off it because it is destructive to your organs over time.

        Be better to yourself.
        You’ll feel better and look better after just two days staying off the juice.

        The human body is remarkably resilient and forgiving.

    • Undrkva Brtha

      About time people started letting go of superstitious spending

  • Mondobeyondo

    God have mercy on our heartbroken nation

    • Undrkva Brtha

      Get off this West Asian superstition called Christianity and lynch mob Wall Street

  • Moon

    WTF…. My friend showed me this article and all this is happaning rightnow! WHY havent I heard about this until NOW! MSNBC NEWS SUCKS!

    • Ralfine

      All these news are available on the Internet.

      If you try to buy shoes at the butcher, don’t blame the butcher.

      • Moon

        Yeah…. i see now, didnt really know what to look for until now. Makes me wonder….. what else i dont know about.

        • Ralfine

          It comes with age.

          The wise knows what he doesn’t know.

          Only the young think they know everything.

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      “MSNBC NEWS SUCKS!”
      It’s not news. Wake up.

  • Ralfine

    Every day you have a choice what you do and whom you give your money.

    And if you still have a job, you have a choice whether to deliver quality or “that’ll do”.

    If you don’t find the time to do it right the first time, when will you find the time to do it over?

  • Ralfine

    Facebook and Twitter – all those billions, that’s all funny money.

    Don’t buy into it. Go back to the basics.

    Plant trees, fruit trees, walnuts, chestnuts, decidous trees. The falling leaves will nourish the soil. Leave them there.

    Trees and hedges will provide home for birds, that will eat your pests.

    Native plants will survive without expensive fertilizers.

    Leave the city centres to the party goers, drug pushers and banksters.

    Limit the screen time of your kids. Get them out of the house to rip their clothes falling from trees.
    Then teach them sewing so they can fix their stuff on a rainy day, and take care more of their things the next time.

    My 13yo niece is with grandpa every weekend in the forest, on the lake, putting the worms on his fishing hook, because he can’t see them well enough.

    • erik

      All excellent advice. The next generation is completely screwed if they are forever glued to social media/television/etc. I’m only in my early 20s and already see the decline in these kids.

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      “Trees and hedges will provide home for birds, that will eat your pests. ”
      Maybe, but they will also eat the fruit right off your trees and anything they can get to in the garden. Planted 4 fruit trees (From Home Depot, not from seed) early last year and they were all growing fruit by the end of the summer. The bird pecked and ate at every piece of fruit on them. They also destroyed my cucumbers. It was gross.
      You’d be wise not to encourage birds to nest anywhere near your property.

      • Sequoia

        On the smaller and medium size trees you can buy a bird net to cover the trees so they can’t get the fruit. Also there are fake realistic owls and other things you can use to scare them off. Also a cat can help to discourage birds and hunt mice and gophers..Sometimes a scarecrow will also work.
        You have to use creativity to deal with thigs in the garden,and your efforts will be rewarding.
        The people who work in the garden will live longer and keep mentally sane. It is a great an awarding hobby,which will help keep you in shape and give you peace being around God’s creation!

        • Malcolm Reynolds

          I may have to go the bird net route. My wife is allergic to cats.
          And I wish my gardening efforts were keeping me more in shape. Yikes.

      • Ralfine

        Put a net over young trees. Birds who like soft fruit also like snails and worms. So, use less pesticides.

        Birds are also territorial. Try a bird house to establish one specific bird that doesn’t eat your fruits.

        My birds eat all my cherries. But then, all my cherries have worms in them. And mostly I am not home to eat any cherries. And the tree is very old. I also have beautiful apple trees and berry bushes. All those fruits I can pick and eat.

        Since I am not home, the grass grows high, and the nettles. There are at least 20 different types of butterflies in the garden. The caterpillars are popular with birds, too.

        And the kids from the nearby kindergarten love them, too.
        The butterflies, and the caterpillars.

        Netting isn’t expensive. It also helps against neighbour’s cats. I don’t like cat poo amongst my veggies.

        If you feed birds, they will feed hawks.

        I love my ecosystem. Be it the spiders or the beetles, or flying insects.

        And my fruit trees always have flowers and fruits. Same for the herbs.

        I cook my meat with lavender and rosemary, marjoram and oregano.

        Green bean soup with mutton and savory. Mmhh.

        • davidmpark

          Agreed on the netting. But keep the snails – a good land-locked source for trace minerals and iodine. And you may want to be careful cooking with lavender; too much is toxic.

          Green bean soup with mutton… (DROOOLLL)!

          • GSOB

            slurp slurp

      • http://www.EnterIntoGodsRest.com/ Brenda (and Charlie)

        I disagree… as there are other solutions that we can do as we learn to coexist with the gift of nature about us, having been given Dominion of th Earth through Christ. It may take a little more work than we would like or have the energy for, so we can find helpers who want to share in our harvest and give them something to eat and do as they try to cope with less. May Father send them across your path… and knit you according to His plan in doing so.

        • Undrkva Brtha

          Let’s keep superstition out of this, lady

    • Mondobeyondo

      Pecans, almonds, pistachios… you just gotta go nuts!

  • El mico

    #52, isn’t that a good thing? I swapped to LED’s years ago, saved heaps.
    #54, again, this is a good thing. I think 1000 nukes are enough.

    • Orange Jean

      #52, Nope not a good thing. The new light bulbs have highly toxic mercury in them that can contaminate your home (and other things, like the water supply) if they should break. Ever break a lightbulb? I know I have.

      • El mico

        Pretty hard to break an LED.

        • DiscouragedOne

          LEDs don’t have mercury even if you could break one, but they are very tough.

      • tom

        you may be referring to the Compact fluorescent bulbs. LED’s are mercury -free

        • Malcolm Reynolds

          Indeed he/she is.

        • Orange Jean

          My mistake then, but I thought what was being required was that everyone convert to the compact fluorescent bulbs… you’re saying the LED’s are exempt from that rule?

          But in any case, I don’t see any reason the government should be dictating what type of lights we use.

          • K

            Hello Jean. The government is dictating what kind of lights you use, for the same reason they have passed so many bizarre rules. To get the public used to them controlling every aspect of your life. Their key goal is not only the public’s obedience. But to get to the point, where it would never even occur to anyone to disobey. Look how small children have been treated by the TSA, right in the presence of their father. Not so long ago, any adult touching a child like that, would have been beaten half to death by the child’s father. Now they just stand there, mindless obedient drones.

          • DiscouragedOne

            It is incandescents they are phasing out, LEDs are fine and even more efficient energy-wise than CFLs, and I have them all over my house, we are at about 90% LED now inside and out, even my Christmas lights are LEDs.

      • Imaplaneiac

        O J, I’m using CFLs for several years; in several rooms. Have had NO issues with them. Furthermore, they significantly DECREASE my electric bill. I converted to using CFLs as an economic measure; to reduce my expenses / to save money! NOT because the oligarchs in the District of Criminals DICTATED that I do so.

      • DiscouragedOne

        Buy LEDs, only CFLs have the issues you speak of, and only then if handled carelessly. I have mostly LEDs in my entire house, in and outdoors. Very few left to replace but those few are using CFLs (but in a ceiling light not such a big deal).

    • AJBaker

      No discussion about 54. Still plenty to kill every person on earth. About 52: I also switched to LEDs (I like the Philips ones the best), and I think they’re great. I just think they should be adopted on their own merit and because people want them, or decide that the energy savings are worth it. Not because the government has outlawed the competition.

      • El mico

        More than enough.
        Whether you believe in global warming or not, you can’t deny that pumping crap into the atmosphere is still not a good thing. Look at the smog in China. So lowering consumption of electricity thus less crap out of the power station is a good thing. Sometimes these decisions have to made.

  • Emma Lewis

    this is really a waking alarm for all of us

  • FreeYourMindinSC

    I don’t have an exact figure at my fingertips, but the percentage of people teaching at universities only part-time, known as “adjuncts,” has reached an all-time high. It was around 30% 15 years ago and is now over 50%. “Adjuncts” are typically paid anywhere from $1,500 to $2,200 per course (depending on the institution), for anywhere from two to four courses per semester. Do the math. Even at the high figure, this comes to $17,600/year before taxes. These are the people teaching the bulk of university undergraduates who are going massively into debt in order to be there. Draw your own conclusions.

    • quercus454

      Yes and look at the debt they incurred to get those degrees. Many spent 10 times what they are earning per year in loans. The theory of getting a good education equals better income isn’t so valid anymore.

    • piccadillybabe

      Never heard any stats to that effect regarding adjuncts. Still thought they were making 6 digits at most universities. Perhaps not, according to your research. Maybe they will lower the tuition also.

      • DiscouragedOne

        I would say there is a better chance of hell freezing over.

      • Jan

        Cut my adjunct hours from 20 to 12…thanks Obamacare! And I thank God every day I have a full time job and the adjunct is ‘extra’.

      • Naomi

        Do a little more research. I have a bunch of friends who are adjunct professors, and the reason they are adjunct is because the universities don’t consider adjunct faculty to be “real” employees… They get the shaft like you would not believe. Tenured full fledged professors can make big bucks at some universities, but that is why they are not hiring anyone but adjuncts anymore.

  • Jack M. Hoff

    Repeat, Repeat and more Repeat Articles. Give it a Break. How about something orginial for a change.

    • americalsgt

      Maybe so Jack. But don’t expect many people to take you very serious with that name you work under.

      • AssHat900

        What you say about my sister?

  • americalsgt

    The variable missing in #25 is what would the interest be on an investment of 200k beginning in 1965 when I got my first W 2 until today as I continue to pay into Social Security. The return to date is 0.0%

  • Karen

    Where I live in northern Florida there are jobs but they are mostly manual labor, my daughter works housekeeping in a hotel. The hotel is looking for help, my daughter told some girls she knows to put in an application these young lady’s need money to help support there children they would rather go to face book and ask for money than work they do not want to work. Jobs are there but require some effort like getting up in the morning and going to work everyone blames the system the system did not make your choices to be lazy that choice was yours.

    • quercus454

      I agree up to a point. But working for min wage is a losing proposition in many instances. It is OK if your living with your parents, but if you are trying to support yourself without any help, it is near impossible. Many people decry the thought of raising the min wage. Yet because of inflation, a full time worker at min wage has less buying power then a min wage worker in the 60s. Wages all around have not kept up with inflation, but for min wage workers it is worse. If you want people to work and not beg or be on welfare, they have to earn enough to live on..Between high rent, grocery and utility costs, most people would have a hard time supporting themselves working 40 hrs@min wage. Add in the factor that most min wage workers are part time and it gets worse. Then if you have a child who needs care, it get’s impossible. That’s not even figuring in commuting or the cost of owning a car.

      Simply put, if a person can be better off without working rather then working, that is what they will do. Neither working for today’s min wage, living on social services or society’s good will is the answer. What we need is a living wage, where no matter what the job is, a person can earn enough to support themselves without assistance. Now obviously that doesn’t mean everyone should be earning 20 dollars an hour, but there has to be a medial point. It is much better for society to require those that benefit from their labor pool to support it in it’s entirety, rather then push part of the costs onto society.

      People who need public assistance, should be required to earn it. Even simple things like cleaning up garbage, helping the elderly or reading to children should be required for welfare. No one who is working should need or be allowed assistance from the public or state.

      • AssHat900

        Dig a ditch then fill it in. At lease you did something.

        • Malcolm Reynolds

          Worked WONDERFULLY under the FDR administration.
          Oh wait, his treasury secretary admitted – not so much.

          • AssHat900

            So if we aren’t paying people to live or making up jobs for them where to we go then?

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            *snore* I dunno. we could always roll back some of the fascist regulatory state and bring back some of those jobs.
            Of course, you progressive fascists scoff at that notion too.
            * We’ll have oil derricks in everyone’s back yards. *
            * Those rich evil greedy capitalists will kill us all with their pollution *
            Grow up

          • Gay Veteran

            Jeez, get it through your head, BOTH parties obey their corporate masters, and that includes “liberals” and “conservatives”

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            That’s funny. I correctly applied the term PROGRESSIVE, which applies to both parties.
            moron

          • Gay Veteran

            LOL, and “conservatism” like communism cannot fail it can only be failed.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            buttcrack sniffing moron.
            We had this conversation before. Not gonna answer the question are ya

          • Gay Veteran

            awwwww, foul mouth troll

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Answer the question lying pervert.

          • Gay Veteran

            awwww, foul mouth troll is upset

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Awww, disgusting, lying pervert wont answer the question.

          • AssHat900

            I thought you were cool when you were flying around in space, but now I just don’t know.

    • piccadillybabe

      Why are women even having children when they can barely support themselves in this economy? If I were an employer, I would be inclined to hire someone single and childless. At least they would have the energy to get to work on time and not feel so dragged down by all those mouths to feed and clothe. The welfare system in this country is going away. No more free lunch for single moms. It just is not sustainable and never really was.

      • alan

        Spot on. Don’t breed ‘em if you can’t
        feed ‘em. 7 billion people on a planet
        that can sustain only 2 billion.

        • k

          Absolutely right…it applies to both genders.

      • Anonymous

        Please read the book “Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat.” This woman/author ended up a single mother on welfare. Welfare paid to put her through college. After college, she worked for many years, and taxes were deducted from her pay. She paid back much more into the system than it cost the system to send her to college.

        • k

          sadly the employment scenario now doesnt support many of them now.

        • DiscouragedOne

          But she is the exception not the rule.

  • DJohn1

    It doesn’t work. That is the simple answer. The government is spending like there is no tomorrow on things like intrusions into everyone’s private life.
    Drones are planned to keep track of everyone? Those things are expensive.
    Wars abroad draining our resources?
    Imports exceeding exports by a lot of money . . .
    Jobs no longer available.
    Taxes are hard to collect from people with nothing.
    Welfare is growing at extreme levels because people do not have jobs or are incapable of finding them.
    Space programs spending huge amounts of money we do not have.
    War is always expensive. It breaks a country financially as it did us in the Vietnam War and the war on terrorism from 9/11 on. There has to be a financially better way to do things.

    We have a Congress that thinks ObamaCare will work even though the numbers do not support that supposition. I suggest the find a hidy hole and disappear when the SHTF.

    So you put another burden on the working population that is already in trouble financially.
    You have banks betting on derivatives? What are derivatives? I suggest they are based on working people’s mortgages on their homes. But if the population is going broke and are foreclosed on those homes, derivatives go broke. So do the banks and even those too big to fail will go under because no one has enough money to bail them out, not even the government.
    Okay, what has to happen is we need our leaders to get a Reality Check and stop all of the above.
    The Republican Candidate in the last election was a specialist in bankruptcies. No one wanted to hear it. Don’t blame them because it is a bitter pill to swallow.
    We need a national bankruptcy court to reorganize everything. That is what it is going to take to change things for the better.
    The item veto is going to be a reality. That means every item in the government is up for being closed down. The judge or judgest hat do this are going to be extremely unpopular with everyone.
    I suggest interest rates are going to go out of sight. That means 10% house mortgages and strict restrictions on anyone that can qualify for a mortgage. That also means a lot of real estate values are going to nose dive even further.
    Banks are going to have to follow rules of behavior that do not put them at risk. That means reinstating a lot of rules and regulations that were discarded in the last 20 years.
    I suggest that interest will go as high as 20% in the years to come. The risk is too high right now.
    The interest has to compensate for the gamble of giving a loan.
    We have to reduce government bureaucracy. It is simply costing too much. I suggest we dismantle the IRS, the EPA, and ObamaCare.
    The taxes are going to have to be based on what you spend, not what you earn. That takes away a whole lot of accounting jobs. The key here is to keep it simple stupid! KISS.

    The EPA is such a tangled web of contrary regulations that it should have been declared unconstitutional years ago. Look it up. There are over three semitrucks full of regulations. Only the bureaucrats no for sure what it says.

    ObamaCare is unconstitutional and those in charge know it. Taxes have to be voted on and represented as taxes. That was not so. It was ruled a tax by the Federal Supreme Court AFTER it was voted on and not voted on as a tax. That makes it misrepresentation. That is unconstitutional.
    The mess this will cause is way out of proportion to any gains we may have with new regulation of the insurance industry. So it has to go before it destroys millions of lives.
    The key again is KISS. We need to simplify things and get away from trying to rule the world. It is simply too expensive for any nation to do.
    We have to do what is right for us first. That means straightening out a mess that has taken over 50 years to come about. It means protecting our jobs first and forget about the world taking advantage of our lack of common sense in the Congress.
    Those trade agreements need to come down.
    You mentioned a whole lot of things that are wrong. But that was just the tip of the iceberg.
    We are going to need an entirely new group of legislators to make even a little of what needs to be done in a real big hurry.

  • sherlock32555

    Folks look in the mirror and you will see who is to blame for the mess we find ourselves in. People think they can vote for these traitors and they can go back to sleep, well this kind of thinking got us in this shape. I think like this you have to ride them like a horse and watch what they are doing and think like a freedom lover and not like a dictator or you will wake up to no rights because our forefathers laid their life down for us and we are to stupid to pass it on to our children! People love to tell you how or what to think and do, so this kind of thinking will get you a one way ticket to living in hell. If you don’t believe this then you are real gullible or just plain stupid! Take your pick!

  • Non-RINO

    #84 Since Eisenhower left office with his great warning about the Military-Industrial Complex, 99.9% of politicians have been stupid & an enemy to the United States. The exception is Ron Paul.

    • MrsBulldoggy .

      He is the only one, in my estimation that actually does what he says he is going to do. I wish people would hear the bells ringing and wake up before it is too late. Unfortunately, I think our nation is too far gone and we are all in for one he77 of a ride in the near future (five years out, maybe less)… (hope I am wrong….)

  • AssHat900

    Universal basic income.

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      Oh hell phucking no.
      No one deserves to get paid for existing. Work or die, puke.

      • AssHat900

        How about some facts, like there are more unemployed than job openings? How will “get a job” work with that math?

        • Malcolm Reynolds

          How about some facts as to how you plan on sustaining that utter BS.
          u.n.s.u.s.t.a.i.n.a.b.l.e.
          look it up.

          • AssHat900

            Removing all welfare programs and a 25% flat tax (including capital gains) Works out to 15k per person over 18 each year.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Yea, uh huh. and then 10 minutes later you’re cryin like a little bitch that all those people are in poverty and we must up that amount and voila, ‘the rich’ are payin 90% of their income and it all collapses.

  • homer315

    Michael,

    Pointed this out before, but the “not in the labor force” designation includes retired persons. So saying there are 91 million “working age” americans without a job is incorrect. Most of these persons are retired and/or over 65 which most consider out of the working age.

    • DiscouragedOne

      Discouraged workers and the household survey are both manipulated to the nth degree to come up with the BS unemployment rate they tout, there are many hurting people who can’t find jobs, I have never seen it this bad. Several of my loved ones near and far are out of a job at the moment.

  • Ralfine

    add this one

  • Mondobeyondo

    I keep replaying “The Fool on the Hill” by the Beatles.

    Not because that’s what I am (although I’ve been accused of that).

    It’s a perfect analogy for America though.
    Listen to the song, you’ll get the picture.

    • LMAO LMAO

      day after day……………..

    • jonno

      But the fool on the hill sees the sun coming up and the eyes in his head see the world spinning round. La La La la La.

      • DiscouragedOne

        Sun going down, not coming up, that is why down rhymes with round.

  • lwayne

    #84………… there are actually some that still support this disaster of a POTUS.

    • LMAO LMAO

      I think you named the most bizarre item of all

    • MrsBulldoggy .

      Yes, they’re called LOW Information Voters…

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        LIVers for short.

  • LMAO LMAO

    I love this
    I want the USA destroyed
    I AM GARY

  • Drud

    I think ultimately Dmirty Orlov’s (if you haven’t checked him out you should) take is the most accurate. He witnessed first-hand the collapse of the Soviet Union and has written extensively on the subject of collapse. Basically, he states flat-out that he will not use phrases “unless we…” or “if we don’t (blank), then…” He says that collapse is not only inevitable (human beings are foolish and shortsighted) but also necessary (permanent growth is and oxymoron and physically impossible). This cannot be refuted. We have lived for generations (certainly since 1913, arguably since 1865) with idea that growth is good, necessary and natural. We have had an inflationary currency (debt-based fiat) since the inception of the Fed. No one living has used US currency that was not a Federal Reserve note. No one can truly understand a debt-free, slightly deflationary currency, but we had one in this country for virtually all of the 19th century. Also, many people do not realize that the biggest period of growth in this country was not post WWII, but after the Civil War. Another point I heard recently, but had not really considered, is this: economic bubbles are the disease, the inevitable collapse is the (often very painful) cure. We have built an incredibly wasteful society in which consumerism is worshiped and denial is is the norm. We demand entertainments, comforts, and conveniences that kings of old might find decadent. I say we, because I am as guilty and complicit in these things as any; so are many truly good people out there. Ultimately, our society must fall, it must end, and many people will be hurt (and killed) during the collapse. The death and suffering of individuals is terrible, the death of this society is not only necessary but the only possible avenue to a better world.

    • GSOB

      ‘but also necessary’

      poignant…. OO..OO OO..OO

  • MrsBulldoggy .

    Next to come is Debtor’s Prison. I know it sounds insane, but don’t be surprised.

    • GSOB

      File bankruptcy then, while you still can.

      • MrsBulldoggy .

        I don’t need to, but I know a lot of people who probably do. I just keep thinking that you can’t squeeze blood out of a turnip so what are the elites and bankers going to do to get there money back from the common man on the street? Debtor’s Prison? Execution? Something else?
        (Thanks for the advice tho, I will pass it on… :)

        • GSOB

          I did not ask if you needed to.
          …OOO..OO…OOO..OO…OOO
          Most predictions have a solution at hand. You did not offer one.

      • NMHiker

        You can’t on student loans. You can file bankruptcy even for debt accumulated from overspending on credit cards or from gambling, but not student loans.

  • Wally

    I literally cannot remember a great period in my life over the last 5 or so years. A few happy moments but no periods of being happy…Those days are long long gone it seems. I keep looking but the news keeps getting worse and not better. There is nothing good on the horizon. It is very depressing.

  • Jason7189

    We’re still a little bit away, but it’s going to get a lot worse than what we have today…..

    Revelation 6:6 “Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “Two pounds of wheat for a day’s wages, and six pounds of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!”

    • jonno

      No , Don’t damage the oil and wine!!! Another stupid line from the adult book of fairy tales. Grow up, wake up.

      • M miller

        Why do you have to insult someone that quotes the Bible…….are you that insecure with yourself…….if you do not believe that’s your choice but please don’t insult the ones that do believe……

        • GSOB

          It’s the nature of the beast that you are questioning.

        • Undrkva Brtha

          No – it’s ‘cos he’s smarter than you superstitious morons. Jesus was a west Asian politician at best, and propaganda at worst.

          Zip it

          • M miller

            I can see that your nickname should be “Mr. happy Pants”………you are so brave and scary when you can hide behind a computer……..face to face, brave boys like you pee your pants when challenged……you can respond to this but we both know you live in your Mothers basement, you have a miserable life and your afraid to challenge someone to their face…..do everyone a favor Pantie Boy, get a life…..

          • Undrkva Brtha

            The Vatican’s trained you to be a pretty good bully :-D
            – good work, choir-boy-who-bends-over-for-the-priest

          • Undrkva Brtha

            didn’t realise you found me scary – that’s cool

      • Undrkva Brtha

        Well said Jonno mate hahahahaha

  • Imaplaneiac

    The 4 million figure in Number 14 is a bit low. Recently, Fox News and Fox Business have reported the number who’ve received a Pink Slip … now exceeds 5 million.

  • davidmpark

    Don’t waste your money on the fake owl! They really don’t work. Those black/white/blue scavenger birds (I don’t know what they’re called) came into the garden, knocked it over, and then ate what they liked! No joke – those owls are useless!

    The CD’s idea does work well. The netting is a more last resort, but an effective one.

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      Excellent! Thanks for the info.
      Magpies?

  • davidmpark

    LOL!!!

  • Colin

    I am a statistic in this country. I can relate to a number of the facts. I am a SSI/SSD, unemployed, 41-year-old unmarried male who has little to zero chance of getting a job. Unless I magically win the lottery, I don’t see my life getting better. And, I think that our country has been derailed for a long time. We were making progress in my parents and grandparents and all the generations before that time. It seems to me that our nation peaked in the mid-20th century. In my lifetime, I have seen progress reversed and I have seen the untangling of the social network that once formed communities and forged trust and respect between individuals.

    • sonofseawolf

      Hi colin,
      Sorry about your luck, time to get out to a energy state. Do whatever it takes to get to west texas or north dakota wyoming is a good third choice. I’m planning to get my class a drivers license and go to West Texas this year. right now I live in Las Vegas and it just sucks have drove cab for 4 years next april fools day and every year it gets worse one way or another.
      Good luck and protect yourself at all times 14/5

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      “Unless I magically win the lottery, I don’t see my life getting better”
      Do you believe this philosophy may have something to do with your problems?
      “progress reversed”
      what is this progress you speak of?

    • Pat De ESposito

      If I remember correctly, I read (way back when) that the economy would peak in 1980′s and future generations would not have it as easy/good/rewarding as the preceding ones. Sadly, this seems to be coming true.

  • GSOB

    “If we all just blindly have faith that “everything is going to be okay”, the consequences of decades of incredibly foolish decisions are going to absolutely blindside us and we will be absolutely devastated by the great crisis that is rapidly approaching. The United States is in a massive amount of trouble, and it is time that we all started facing the truth. ”

    Well written Michael

    • Pat De ESposito

      Can we handle the truth? Seriously. It took several generations of our mis-representatives mis-managing the economy to get us so deep in the hole. Do we have the patience and fortitude to work to climb out? We shall see.

  • phdinlogic

    Obama is on vacation…again

    • Anonymous

      Meanwhile, many Americans cannot afford a vacation. Some Americans are struggling just to buy food.

    • GSOB

      Give the man a break.
      Rest is often prescribed as part of stress management.

      The lunatic is on the grass…..

  • Drgold

    Thanks Michael!
    #84 2012 average college debt about $30,000.
    #85 Over 50% of 2012 college grad unemployed or underemployed.

    Hopes these are not duplicates of yours, but there must be more out there!

  • PeaceAngel

    Micheal,

    I speed read but I don’t think I missed this> Have you read the 2013 Wastebook??

    It breaks down 30 billion dollars in wasteful spending by the crap it is being spent on. THE projects as always are unreal.

  • k

    You get all your news from tin foil websites?

    There are hundreds of reputable websites, articles, books, literature featuring explanations from scientists about how humans are contributing to global warming.

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      LOL.

      You people are cultists with more faith than the best Christians.

      • k

        You are the person who sounds like one.

        Have fun with those tinfoil websites.

        • Malcolm Reynolds

          really?

          I know you are but what am I?

          really?

          LMAO. Ura moonbat.

          • k

            You are the one covering your eyes from the changes that is happening to the climate.

            Take your head out of the sand!

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            LMAO! Ya, I’m the one with my head in the sand.
            Well, climate Gods be with you fruit cake.

          • k

            You seem to be getting frustrated.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Not at all.
            I know it’s your faith.
            I know that you’re impervious to the truth because it’s a matter of faith for you moonbats.
            I’m now having fun laughing at how utterly stupid you sound.
            So go ahead and tell me, that any and all refutations are nothing but tinfoil hat stuff.
            How many scandals have there been involving this or was all that tinfoil too?

          • k

            Blindly believing that govt is responsible for all our problems and nobody else is responsible…that is faith.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            “blindly believing….”

            LMAO! If only there wasn’t evidence that govt makes monsters – corporate, beurocratic and otherwise.

          • k

            both make each other monsters.

          • k

            i mean govt ‘alone’ is responsible and nobody else is…thats faith.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            See above honey.

  • davidmpark

    I need to clarify some things. I am not against overturning this; I’m against the methodology used to end it, and I don’t want it to go the US Supreme Court.

    The Judge did say Utah’s Constitutional ban on polygamy violates the US Constitution’s first and fourteenth amendments, which it does. When the State Constitution was ratified, that article was forced down my ancestor’s throats. Ruined family’s and made life difficult for numerous people.

    I have a problem with this federal judge’s attempt to rewrite a State’s Constitution from the bench. The feds originally wrote the Utah Constitution in 1890 and said to my ancestor’s “vote for this, or we’ll keep our agents there to oppress you!”, so the people of Deseret voted for it and became Utahn’s. The number of divorces and abandoned children was staggering. We should’ve had a gradual move out of polygamy; not the sudden thrust made on my ancestors at gunpoint (literally – there was federal agents illegally walking through the aisles of Church services and breaking into homes looking for people to arrest).

    This change must be done constitutionally. The legislature must be given the courtesy to bring up an amendment and vote on it, the governor to sign it, and the people to vote on it’s radification in the next election. This should be done properly – not via one federal judge’s decree!

    Utah needs to have some real State’s Right’s for once: our constitution was forced down our throats, the feds control over 70% of the land and about 90% of raw materials, and the state can’t operate without boatloads of federal dollars. LDS and non-LDS alike: we’ve not been free here!

  • Philip Arlington

    Number 9 is a misleading comparison of gross assets and income of a type too commonly made. The meaningful comparisons are like for like: the total assets in the British economy are many times larger than the total assets of JPMorgan Chase, and the GNP of the UK is many times larger than JP Morgan Chase’s revenue.

  • William Rothschild

    I hope all the sheeple who voted for Barry Soreoto are happy with who they have. They’ll think differently when he cuts off their government handouts.

  • tf

    How long can you tread water?
    How long can you print money?

  • sonofseawolf

    Hi micheal and ec bloggers,
    Long list this time.
    I think most of this is covered before but im new commenting here so I’ll make a couple statements on a couple of the numbers
    #25 baby boomers live as long as you can and eat up the system as much as possible better you than your third world replacements.
    #40 student loans help feed kids. and you can always hope for change in the job market. seriously though you had better start to look at energy states if you’re looking to retrain, from where I’m sitting reading this that’s all that’s left is energy development. and I doubt high oil prices in the boom last forever so you better get on it
    #53 three of the four reactors have melted down so badly that this is the worst man made disaster history. rainwater falls on open air reactors and then runs off into the Pacific Ocean. This is far worse than you are being told, if you’re even being told anything. I just read my local paper the lvsun you gave $25 million to the Philippines no doubt so that they can get the pineapples plantation back up and running! But, not much help to deal w/ the never ending nightmare of japan. But hey, what are fair weather friends like good ol ripoff usainc for but to use you and dump you when your in need?
    have a happy holidays white humans
    protect yourself at all times 14/5

  • Wally

    I see a lot of comments about God in these comments. I believe in God and I believe the bible is written by the inspiration of God but you have to take every scripture to heart not just the ones where God protects and takes care of. There are many examples of where God has taken vengeance on those that have forsaken him and you cannot argue that as a nation we have forsaken God. We have become Babylon.

    • Pat De ESposito

      And if we turn our back on God, do we really have a complaint if He turns his back on us? Look at how the Jews were punished for this several times in the Old Testament.

  • david f miller

    <bWell, the DOW is above 16,000 – are we really going to see a crash???

    I highly doubt that.

    And the people are watching football games and wondering why they get poorer.

  • david f miller

    DOW is above 16,000.

    No crash in sight!!!

    • DiscouragedOne

      Expect the best, prepare for the worst.

    • GSOB

      For how long?

    • Pat De ESposito

      There wasn’t a crash in sight in 1929 either!

  • Kent Harris

    The bad thing is our government will turn on the American people. We need to understand that our government is systematically taking away our rights and in the near future they will usher in marshal law and we will see a government that will destroy us.

  • abinico

    Capitalism is great, if you’re a capitalist; as for the rest of us, well not so great. Read the works of Karl Marx.

    • DiscouragedOne

      Who had a LOT of things wrong, just because he was right about crony capitalism doesn’t make the other crap he said anything but crap in my eyes.

    • Anonymous

      Every system and “ism” is flawed since they were all created by flawed people. Every system has people that think they are superior to everyone else and therefore deserve to live better than everyone else. Look at history and you will see that people love and desire Caste/Class systems. Were the poor in the USSR living as well as those in The Kremlin? Also, Stalin’s own daughter immigrated to the USA because she didn’t like living under that system. Stalin’s granddaughter still lives in Portland, Oregon. People are the same everywhere, so it will never change under any system. The game is rigged and always will be, under every system.

    • Nick

      Marx was an idiot and even today after the failure of every Communist nation that has ever existed his little cult following still manages to wreak havoc and devastation upon the world.

    • Albert8184

      Have a nice day. Bye bye.

  • Mondobeyondo

    Hard times can beat you down like a rented mule.
    But only if you let it. Only if you let it..

    • DiscouragedOne

      Where do you go to rent a mule? Grand Canyon? Seriously, you are right you have to make the best of your situation whatever it is.

  • Cynicalguy42

    What is it like working at a temp agency?

    • DiscouragedOne

      You don’t work “at” a temp agency, you work “for” a temp agency, who farms you out to a company and gets a share of the money they pay for you (and that amount can vary wildly, if you are highly skilled,the temp agency might we charging twice your salary or more for their fee) plus your salary, so the company would be paying 3 times your salary (yeah, they make a killing on the really skilled people). If you are lucky, you might get (at least some) paid holidays, but many don’t provide that, and you might get to buy into a benefits package. You are not a “real” employee of the company and you don’t get the same rights/benefits “real” employees get, and even though you probably have a contract with a time period, the fact is you could be out of work at any point.

      On the other hand, you might get your foot in the door of some companies you might not otherwise get to be in by being a contractor, which in the long run could help your career. Best thing you can do is command the highest rate of pay you deserve for that work, don’t be shy…you are making them a boat load of money and you deserve to cut into the agencies share as much as possible, after all, you are putting food on their table.

      Also, there aren’t really “temp” agencies so much anymore, they are mostly called “contract” jobs these days.

  • k

    People should be free to pollute the air, but people should not be allowed to question it.

  • k

    And who financed that study that says that most computer models of IPCC were overestimating.

    Also where did the journalist get that stuff from, when he wrote that 2010 article.

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      I suppose in your world someone also paid Senator Inhoff? I suppose in your little world someone paid that IPCC guy (You know the guy from your side) to claim it was a redistribution of wealth SCAM.
      Sorry Honey Boo Boo. You’ve been duped. I know it’s painful and embarrassing to admit you got taken for a SUCKER, but you did. Now move on with your life.

      • k

        Instead of answering my question, you resort to name calling.

        This is the kind of person you are, and you want me to take your word and consider your links, over what those scientists have to say about global warming?

        • Malcolm Reynolds

          You outright dismissed my links as tinfoil before you ever got called a SUCKER.
          You’re a sucker (and an utter moron) because you dismissed A US Senator talking about the utter scam it is, and an IPCC guy telling you it’s a SCAM. THAT makes you a sucker, I was just pointing it out.

          • k

            Dismissing a link is one thing and calling people names is another.

            Algore was the US vicepresident, will you accept his views then. You as**ole

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Al Gore is a subversive crackpot, just like you. *Smooch*

          • k

            wait, you think i am a female?. I am male..buddy

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            I couldn’t tell, given you were whining like a little bitch

          • k

            here we go again with the name calling and abuses. Maybe you dont realise it, but i think you have issues. Visit a therapist or atleast an anger management group if the only issue is anger.

          • k

            Usually i dont abuse/name call, but i decided to give you a taste of your own medicine.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Give it your best shot honey. The thing is, it wont make you any more correct. Give it to me!

          • k

            honey?

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            snookums?

      • k

        So if he says it is redestribution, does that mean global warming isnt happening?

        • Malcolm Reynolds

          well, yea.

          Get with the program moonbat. “Global warming” became passe when the warming stopped over a decade ago. Jeez, the least you can do it keep up with your own propaganda.
          It’s “climate change” now.

          And all the alarmist’s research shows the climate has been much hotter in the past and constantly changes. But don’t let any of that get in the way of the indications your alarmism is a scam. SUCKER.

          • k

            Name change doesnt mean that globe has stopped warming you id**t

          • k

            Its ‘climate change’ now because mor*ns like you think that the term ‘global warming’ should mean warm winters too. So thats why they dumbed it down so that ‘h**f w**ts’ like you can understand it better.

            Looks like it isnt making much of a difference

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            BWAAAA HAHAHAHAHA.

            Ahh that’s the reason “Globull warming” became “climate change”. It didn’t have anything to do with the warming ceasing a decade ago – that East Anglia falsified their data to hide.

            Whatever gets you thru the night.

            Maybe if you just keep typing slower all us hicks will get it.

          • k

            warming is still continuing. This is not about what gets me or you thorough the night.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            No. no it’s not.

  • k

    and there are clips of scientists on you tube saying humans are responsible too.

    • Pablo Solano

      I know there is and I have listened to their points, listened to counter arguments and came to my conclusion. Thats how we arrive at opinions. Did you watch it?

      • k

        yes and i came to the conclusion that we are responsible.

        • Pablo Solano

          Fair enough. If only all debates in life were argued so logically.

  • TheImmigrant

    Michael, I love your stuff. Your work is very inspiring and most importantly very awakening. My family immigrated to America in The early 1990′s things were much better back then. But now the game has changed and the future is quite scary. Reading your blog gives me ideas, it forces me to think about my future rather than sit around and wait to be rescued. Just wanted to say thanks!

  • k

    what do you mean the kind of scientist i am referring too?

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      “accept what they say..consider them scientists”

      chemists yammering about climatology like they’re authorities on the subject…

      I can point you to geologists yammering on climatology too.

      This really doesn’t work when I have to spell it all out for you.

      If you’re gonna do my job (of making you sound like an imbecile) for me, then can I please move on now.

      • k

        Usually when studying climate changes..changes in soil geology, and chemistry of soil, water, air are also taken into account.

        Now answering your question specifically…no i dint come across that particular chemist views on climate.

      • k

        and you think you are making me sound like an imbecile? Sure…keep thinking that.

  • Alex Cook

    They asked for more numbers in these comments.
    The US incarceration rate is 800% higher than, say Japan or Canada. The US’d have to release 80% of its prisoners to be equal with the incarceration rates of the other “modern” countries. Are we that evil, or do we have too many laws, too many cops, too many 24/7 prisons, too many prosecutors. And, according to the above stats, it’s going to get worse. The up n coming career? Prison guard. What a future this nation has.

    • Anonymous

      So true and excellent points. I for one believe your “too many” facts above. For some reason, there are a lot of people that desire to control other people. Even if other people live peacefully, society must control everyone’s life minute by minute. If society can not force their beliefs onto others, they will imprison others, no matter how peaceful the others are. Society does not like anyone that is “different.” For example, look at how peaceful Jesus was, and how “different” Jesus was. Yet, society pardoned a murderer to crucify a peaceful person. Proof that society hasn’t changed to this day. Society persecutes the poor and peaceful while they exalt the bullies and let the bullies run the world and make the rules.

    • DiscouragedOne

      Definitely B, and it does not bode well for our future.

    • Michał W. Solański

      I heard US penal industry is largely privatised. If it’s true, it would explain a lot.

  • DiscouragedOne

    I think he is talking about what he had to invest in Social Security, it is not like you get a choice.

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      I don’t think so, you don’t put a lump (200K) into SS.

  • VINERI_13

    Morir es Vivir…Morir es Vivir…Morir es Vivir

  • Ishmam Ahmed

    Seriously, thank goodness the US no longer has 31,000 nuclear warheads. But 1,550 warheads is way too much. Actually, one is giving too much credit to the warmongering Obama for his pathetic plan to reduce that number to 1,000.

    Having 1,000 nuclear warheads beats having 1,550 warheads, but it is still too much. Until the Capitol eliminates its WMD stock and abolishes the CIA, the DEA, the NSA and the military, no one can rest easy.

    • Pat De ESposito

      Why are you so concerned? Are you afraid you’ll be receiving some of them?

      • Albert8184

        He needs to be looking at China. They’re going to take over the Middle East one day.

    • Albert8184

      Quit worrying about the USA having nukes. When we’re gone, your troubles are only beginning.

      • Ishmam Ahmed

        If you are implying that the American Empire is a force for good, I disagree.

        It is not the only evil in this world, but it certainly causes a disproportionate amount of harm.

        • Albert8184

          I’m implying that you’re going to like the world a lot less without the United States in it. You can say what you want, but we’ve driven the post World War 2 globe toward far greater good than bad. Get ready for the Dark Ages without us. Get ready for a world without the rules of war and the Geneva Conventions, or any restrictions at all on the use of space for nuclear proliferation.

          The United States has caused virtually no harm to the world in comparison to the harm caused by radical Islam, communism and European colonialism over the past 100 years. There’s no comparison at all.

          • Ishmam Ahmed

            I don’t mind the continued existence of the American people or the North American continent. I am ONLY against the American ruling class and especially the American Empire.

            Why do you have to defend the dastardly deeds of the American ruling class? They exploit the American people, wage wars, support dictatorships, along with a litany of crimes.

            The American people and the world are better off without the American ruling class.

          • Albert8184

            Why are you so blind? I bleed in my heart for people like you, trying to fathom your blindness…. your naivete….

          • Albert8184

            What bothers me is who replaces them.

  • JF

    Use those old cd discs you don’t want anymore. String them across your garden. the flickering lights they create help keep birds away – and help discourage wildlife as well.

  • JF

    Entered my post before I read yours – I’ve done the same thing with the cds

  • http://www.EnterIntoGodsRest.com/ Brenda (and Charlie)

    Excellent Article, appreciate the gift you are Being as a part of the Body of Christ!

  • nestazhe265

    My
    Uncle Harrison got a nearly new blue Buick Regal GS by work using a laptop.
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  • Slappy!

    Those who live in cities or towns with very little space for gardening should set up window planters so they can grow essentials, like tomatoes or lettuce or herbs and spices indoors.

    It’s not much, but it’s supplemental. Get some cans/jars and preserve what you grow for future use, and keep replanting! You’ll be thankful when food stores stop getting weekly shipments.

    • Albert8184

      No. What you should do is get the H out of the city and head for someplace far, far away from any major city.

      Most people don’t own any land Slappy! But out in the low density rural areas, there are lots and lots of big wide open spaces where you can plant a BIG garden and nobody will ever know.

  • freedom why they mad

    i dont turst the government

  • Pat De ESposito

    And the dollar has lost a whopping 98% of its value since 1912! A dollar today buys what 2 cents bought then.

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