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A Dollar Collapse? No Way – The U.S. Dollar Rocks! (Propaganda)

Are we on the verge of a dollar collapse?  Don’t believe the skeptics.  The truth is that there is no currency in the world that is stronger than the old greenback.  The U.S. dollar is the reserve currency of the world.  Virtually all of the nations on the face of the earth use it for trading and they always will.  Why?  Because the U.S. dollar is awesome.  No currency on earth can compete with our awesomeness.  So what that the dollar hit a new all-time record low against the Swiss franc today?  Do you really want to move over with the Swissies and eat chocolate and make watches?  No, you want to live in the land of American Idol, the NFL and apple pie – the good old USA.  Who cares if it takes about a dollar and a half to buy a single euro now?  Do you really want to go live with the Frenchies and eat a bunch of French bread while you wear a beret every day?  Of course not.  There isn’t going to be a dollar collapse.  As long as the USA is still number one the rest of the world is still going to need U.S. dollars.  So quit your worrying.

The other day all of the “doom and gloomers” were crying that the sky was falling because the U.S. dollar had fallen for 8 trading days in a row.  They were proclaiming that the “end of the dollar” was near because the dollar index was approaching a new record low.

The following is how an article from yesterday in the Washington Post described the recent slide of the dollar….

The dollar has fallen against a basket of six major currencies — the euro, Japanese yen, British pound, Canadian dollar, Swiss franc and Swedish krona — for the past eight trading days. That measure struck its lowest point since July 2008 on Monday, at 72.72. It hit bottom in April 2008 at 71.33. Its highest point since the euro’s creation was 120.92 in July 2001.

Well guess what?

The dollar index moved back up today.

That is what happens – currencies go up and currencies go down.

There is no need to get your pants in a twist over it.

When the U.S. dollar goes down, it makes our products more affordable overseas.  When other nations buy more of our stuff that helps our businesses.

So when the dollar declines a little bit that is nothing to be alarmed about.

So far in 2011, the U.S. dollar has only lost about 6.5 percent of its value.

Should we be freaking out about a measly 6.5 percent?

I don’t think so.

Do you want an even “scarier” number?

The dollar has fallen by 17 percent compared to other major national currencies since 2009.

Oooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh – are you frightened out of your mind yet?

You better run outside Chicken Little – the sky might be falling.

The problem is that there are so many tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorists running around declaring that the U.S. dollar is dying that some people are actually starting to believe it.

Do you want proof that the U.S. dollar is going to be just fine?

Here you go….

Just check out what U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner recently told the Council on Foreign Relations….

“Our policy has been and will always be, as long as I will be in office, that a strong dollar is in the interest of the country.”

Bam!

You have the very words of the U.S. Treasury Secretary right there.

He has promised the we “will always” have a strong dollar policy.

Geithner has said it and that settles it.

Any questions?

Who are you going to believe?  Are you going to believe the U.S. Treasury Secretary or are you going to believe a bunch of crazy Internet bloggers with blogs with titles such as “Economic Disaster” and “The American Dream Has Been Flushed Down The Toilet”?

Let’s get real.

The U.S. dollar is just fine and there is not going to be some mythical “dollar collapse”.

But isn’t the price of gasoline going up?

Sure it is.

But that isn’t the fault of the Federal Reserve.  They don’t set prices for gasoline.

The reality is that prices for different things go up and down.  That is what a free market economy looks like.

Right now the price of gasoline is actually lower than it was back in 2008….

So shouldn’t we actually be talking about falling gasoline prices?

I don’t know about you, but I sure am glad to be paying less for gasoline than I was back in mid-2008.

But the tinfoil hat crowd will “cherry pick” statistics to make it seem like things are worse than they really are.  They will break out scary sounding statistics such as the fact that over the past 12 months the average price of gasoline in the United States has gone up by about 30%.

LOL – cry me a river.  Life is tough.  People will cry over just about anything these days.

Who really cares that the average American driver will spend somewhere around $750 more for gasoline in 2011?

That is just a sign that the economic recovery is in full swing.

Do you know how much all of that money is going to help our oil companies?

They are going to be swimming in cash, and all of that wealth will “trickle down” and help out the folks on main street.

You would think that the half-crazed economic bloggers out there would be thrilled by all of this, but no – they just keep trotting out the “inflation boogeyman” over and over and over.

Well, you know what?

According to no less of an authority than Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, we basically have close to zero inflation in the United State right now.

You believe the Federal Reserve, don’t you?

If not, there is probably something wrong with you.

Unfortunately, we have got a whole bunch of these self-proclaimed “experts” (who are really just legends in their own minds) running around proclaiming that inflation is not calculated the same way that it used to be.

Well, you know what?  They are right.  But it isn’t some great conspiracy.  The truth is that we have “improved” the way that inflation is calculated 24 times since 1978.

The government is always trying to become more accurate.

What is wrong with that?

But today we have a bunch of amateurs running around trying to tell us what the “real” rate of inflation actually is.

For example, a New York post analysis claims that the rate of inflation in New York City has been about 14 percent over the past year.

So how many prices did they measure?

A dozen?

Two dozen?

Who are you going to trust more – the Federal Reserve or the New York Post?

Perhaps the New York Post should just stick to reporting on the latest Elvis sighting and leave economics to the big boys.

If hack reporting by publications like the New York Post wasn’t bad enough, we’ve also got numbskulls like John Williams from a website called “Shadow Government Statistics” running around proclaiming that the sky is going to fall because of U.S. government debt.

The following is a sampling of the smelly stuff that Williams is spreading around….

S&P is noting the U.S. government’s long-range fiscal problems. Generally, you’ll find that the accounting for unfunded liabilities for Social Security, Medicare and other programs on a net-present-value (NPV) basis indicates total federal debt and obligations of about $75 trillion. That’s 15 times the gross domestic product (GDP). The debt and obligations are increasing at a pace of about $5 trillion a year, which is neither sustainable nor containable. If the U.S. was a corporation on a parallel basis, it would be headed into bankruptcy rather quickly.

Does anyone actually believe any of that nonsense?

How long has Williams been predicting that U.S. government finances are going to collapse?

Yes, he has been doing it for a very, very long time.

Has the sky fallen yet?

Are we living in an economic wasteland?

Has there been a U.S. dollar collapse?

No.

Look around you – everything is just fine.

Every time the U.S. economy has had a recession in the past, what has happened?

The economy has recovered and has gotten larger than ever.

And that is exactly what is happening again.

But sadly, there are more Americans than ever that actually believe that we are headed for economic disaster.  In fact, there are some websites where they actually debate what the best place to live in the United States will be when the “economic collapse” happens.

Can you believe that?

People need to grow up.

Yes, the U.S. government is in debt.  That should be no surprise.  U.S. government debt is normal.  The truth is that our financial system is designed to have U.S. government debt constantly expand and for there to always be a little bit of inflation in the system.

When the U.S. government goes into more debt, more money is created.  If there was no debt in our society there would be no money.

So all of these bozos that claim that they want to get rid of all government debt don’t know what they are talking about.

We need to trust that the experts over at the Federal Reserve know what they are doing.  The prudent moves by Ben Bernanke have helped the economy to recover after the horrible financial crisis of 2008.  Instead of being criticized, he should be commended.  There is a reason why he was named “Person of the Year” by Time Magazine in 2009.

The Federal Reserve is watching inflation.  If it starts spiking up a little bit they will stomp it out.  They know what they are doing.

This is 2011 – the people running things were produced by some of the greatest academic institutions on the planet.  Nothing is going to catch them by surprise.  They know exactly what our problems are and how to solve them.

So quit listening to the tinfoil hat crowd.  Yes, the U.S. dollar will fluctuate a little bit relative to other major currencies.  That is nothing to be alarmed about.

There is not going to be a dollar collapse so stop waiting for one.  The U.S. dollar is always going to be the greatest currency on earth.  Why?  Because the United States is the greatest nation on earth.

After all, what other nation on earth could produce Justin Bieber, Jim Carrey, Simon Cowell, Pamela Anderson, Catherine Middleton, Michael J. Fox, Seth Rogen, Brendan Fraser, Jason Priestly, Tom Green, Ryan Reynolds, Mike Myers, Kiefer Sutherland, Howie Mandel, Keanu Reeves and William Shatner?

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Hopefully by now you have figured out that this is a satirical piece demonstrating how ridiculous much of the propaganda in the mainstream media really is.  Thank you for taking the time to read my twisted attempt at humor.

  • H8TheFed

    Finally! A wonderful uplifting post on this site. It is about time. Now that you have seen the light so have I. I will abandon my foolish tin foil hat plans to move into a quiet rural community. Instead it is city lights for me! Let the next party begin! Time to trade in my economy car and buy a giant SUV with all the options on credit. Oh…the Real Estate industry is saying now is a great time to buy a house! Time to buy the biggest home I can’t afford and make a fortune when I sell it two years from now after it appreciates at 20% per year. Wait a second….what does that last paragraph say….Oh. Never mind.

  • http://thedreamaker.myefoodsglobal.com/ Jeffrey Waldrop

    If people do not have good food, nothing else matters. Please try to save for bad times ahead.

    http://thedreamaker.myefoods.com/freemeals/

  • Scott

    You; are awesome.

  • Jitendra K Bharai

    Hello Michael,

    Do you believe that physical assets such as gold and land(agricultural land)are the best buys these days?

    jitendra

  • Gary2

    We need to tax those dollars away from the greedy rich parasites and spread the wealth. Same goes for the corporations who are sitting on piles of cash. We need a full employment focus by the fed. We need more people like Elizabeth Warren who are for the good of the people and not corporations.

    Let me repeat: Taxing the rich is not stealing from them. They are rich because in 99% of the cases they are rich by exploiting workers and others with poverty wages-think waltons of walmart etc. And by externalizing many of their costs (pollution,their employees on state health ins for the poor etc.)

  • Doug H

    Bravo. Thank you for finally silencing those doom and gloomy, conspiracy-minded nutjobs. I wish they would all lift the veil from their eyes and see the TRUTH…. that everything is fine! Bernanke says that the economy is in a recovery. The guy prints MONEY. How could he be wrong???

  • 69nova

    Although I don’t know you, I would just like to thank-you for the articles. We both know that time is almost up. Who really can predict when. Before we go down like the titanic, I would really like you to write about the future of today’s children. Nothing can be as heartbreaking as to think of what has been done to them. There is nothing left. Not even a small sliver of hope. We as a nation were asleep at the wheel while our country was being looted. Now we will pay the ultimate price for silence and apathy: our freedom. And the freedom of our children. God help us all the day the dollar dies…….

  • Bob

    You forgot Morley Safer, Peter Jennings, Wayne Gretzky, and Bob and Doug McKenzie.

    Thank you for making me laugh, even though it is not funny.

  • Terry

    If you refer to the Catherine Middleton everyone seems to go gaga over, I think Britian produced her (just insert name of cute girl of choice instead).

    Otherwise…Move along. Nothing to see here.

  • Juswakinup

    You had me for a minute there!

  • Mark C

    Uhhhh, FAIL!

  • Kellz

    Pretty soon you’ll have to report news like this because the Ministry of Propaganda will come and shutdown your website

  • Wally Sparks

    Humor is not your strong suit. This was just cruel mockery. Interesting to read though and I agreed with it. But not funny. Anyway.

    Just so you know: Catherine Middleton and Simon Cowell are British. Beiber is Canadian. I’m sure at least one other person on there is not American. But all that is neither here nor there I suppose given the grave danger that surrounds us all.

    From my heavily fortified bunker to yours,

    Wally!

  • the Beast

    Lol… I thought you were struck by a brain virus? Hahahaha…
    Good one.

  • Emily

    Wow, you had me going there right up till you wrote William Shatner. You can’t fool me!

  • Doc Holiday

    How can anyone write so much manure without driving himself mad..lol. This crap belongs on the Onion.

  • michelle

    Phew, I thought all my preps were in vain…

    Good one!!

    Read the latest web bot report?

    Silver panic buying by next month, and that’s the FUN part.

  • Jon Stenner

    We have had many currency failures in the past -look in the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, UK for a collection of various worthless ‘scrip’ and notes – this hasn’t meant the end of the world. However, when a reserve currency collapses, this is always followed by a new reserve replacing it. I liken a 1920s Mark collapse to a water pump bearing failing in a car engine – just swap it out and everything works just fine again – if the mains bearing fails, a whole new engine is required. When the USD fails, a whole new currency will be needed -which may be based on gold and special drawing rights. The US living standards will plummet when they have to pay for gasoline using the new currency – I can’t see Americans driving tiny Fiats and vacationing locally any time soon, the alternative is of course a war… I fear for my children’s futures.

  • Bill

    Gee. I was feeling pretty good there for a while……

  • William

    The sad thing is that most in America actually do believe the items of your satire. Hey, how is DXY looking today??

  • John Thomas

    It’s funny that the farcical “Euro” would be doing so well against the very dollar that has been used to prop it up, to the tune of Trillions. I’d expect to see the Euro collapse first (or at least at the same time).

  • randy

    i believe at the least mike myers and capt. kirk are canadians, but i get the point. ag is plummeting…BUY!

  • Tim

    Oh, until I got to the end I though you were serious. ;-)

  • http://jimmmotyka.blogspot.com/2011/05/hurray-gargamel-is-finally-dead.html Jimm Motyka

    I believe we are getting our news from the same mainstream media sources (see attached link). I think you missed the point that the U.S. dollar will never die, because we are the country that invented Mickey Mouse. As Mickey goes, so will the U.S. dollar. Excuse me as I eat another slice of apple pie and tune into Idol.

  • Matt

    You might have just secured your spot as the next White House press secretary.

  • Ameen

    Up until this post, I had believed a rational, thinking adult was writing this blog. (a) what was the point of it, I gave up about a quarter of the way in, it was so bad; (b) ???LOL??? (c) get whomever WAS writing back to his / her job, this post was APPALLING!

  • captain queeg

    A trip to the grocery store or gas station is teh awesome dood! Rock on tweet me dog or get at me on fakebook. Hope is going to pay the bills, magic unicorn farts will supply all the energy we need. Emmanuel Goldstein is dead we have always been at war with Eastasia.

  • http://freefood2gocoop.com Free Food 2 Go

    Sadly, most people believe this propaganda… hook, line and sinker.

    Thanks for always given us the truth!

    David
    Free Food 2 Go

  • http://moneycrisisgameplan.com David

    I think that after the birthday certificate fraud and now the Osama bin Laden assassination hoax, that more people are waking up to the fact that they are being lied to by our leaders.

    David
    The Elevation Group

  • wtf

    I was just going to say are you running a fever or something… or thought your site was hacked and this post put up….

    until I read your last paragraph

  • Mr Carpenter

    You made me laugh! (Nice touch to put all of those Canadian born actors in at the last!)

    Yes; I needed a good chuckle, Michael. Thanks.

    In the meanwhile, I’m starting to wonder what to buy as a future hedge since I am priced out of gold and silver’s mark-up is ridiculously high now.

    I’m actually considering very good quality man-made ‘simulant’ diamonds (hard enough to cut glass, and virtually the same as God-made diamonds in terms of hardness, with good quality and clarity equivalent to the best ‘real’ diamonds).

    Anyone have any thoughts on this?

  • Joseph Goebbels

    Excellent article! From one propagandist to another, I make the humble suggestion you remove the “(Propaganda)” from your title as this might raise some minor suspicion among conspiracy theorists. But otherwise nice going!

  • http://theeconomiccollapse JackieR

    Love your new twist on things.

  • Patriot One

    When I first started reading this I had to add another layer of Tin Foil to my hat.

    This economic outlook may have been reasonable in the 50’s, 60’s or even the 70’s. Today we almost produce nothing except American Idol, Dancing with the Stars and lets not forget those Real Housewives.

    Unfortunatally Michael most people don’t read full articles and may think the dollar is safe.

    Your twisted attempt at humor and satire was caused by the twisting of your tin foil hat. Its too tight. I’ve cut the sides of my Tin Foil Hat and added rubber bans for stretch and comfort. You may want to try it.

  • Rick

    And the madness continues. We have a way out.

    Wake up America! It’s time… “THE REVOLUTION HAS STARTED”
    Read “Common Sense 3.1” at ( http://www.revolution2.osixs.org )

    “Spread the News”

  • Salomon

    This article should be posted in the mainstream media, so the brute and ignorant American populace can be assured that the economic recovery is a de-facto reality.

  • John F

    Not humor… just reasonable adult thinking. No more SciFi news for the future munchers of current events.

  • Tripseven

    Sarcasm, note the inverse Correlation: the falling dollar means more sarcasm. The finest of services offered here at no extra charge…

    777

  • DownWithLibs

    @ Michael:

    Good to see your title was just a joke. For a second there I thought you lost your mind! ;-)

  • BigM

    Lol…didn’t know whether to say: “There…happy you got that off your shoulders.” or….”How much did they pay you!”

    Once I got halfway down, I reclined and began enjoying your satirical tirade.

  • Discouraged1

    The scary part is that people actually believe this crap, they are hiding their heads in the sand but it won’t help in the end.

  • Economist

    The White House just reposted this on its homepage. Yeah baby!

  • JLouise

    I hate to disappoint some people but many points here made sense. And look at how silver is diving. My precious metals dealer TOLD me that a severe correction was coming and to sell and take profit…..then buy again when it REALLY gets lower. Major changes have happened, but they can pick up the economy when they want to. Your article actually made me see how things will turn around. We may not like a lot of it, but it will turn around.

  • Genius Species

    Gulliver’s Travels………perfect satire

  • Donald Wilson

    Anyone with half brain knows the economy is a train wreck waiting to happen. Its not a matter of if its a matter pf when. Sgt Rock.

  • Mario

    Wow!
    Am I ever lucky that I didn’t get rid of my cash. I will just leave it the bank where it is safe.
    I knew it could never be as bad as everyone was saying it was, it was just a minor blip and everything is going back to normal.
    Back to watching American idol.
    Thanks for the new article and putting me at ease.

  • David Kane

    Canada, of course. All those people in the last paragraph are Canadians.

  • Michael

    You obviously don’t know alot about the true economic situation. Your website is interesting for the tidbits it doles out just to piss of republicans, scare the too late to prep preppers.Truth is that we will default on our obligations, the dollar is dead, it is trying to be killed, and when it dies; what will you have to spend. I am a hedge fund manager so I am okay financially are you?

  • BigM

    Hey

  • andres olguin

    LOL. I said to myself what happened to this guy. I said to myself what’s wrong. Now everything is right? I couldn’t understand this tranquilizing article. It’s just a satirical article. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ARTICLES.

    • Michael

      Andres:

      I’ve got to throw a little bit of a curveball out there every once in a while, right?

      Michael

  • Bruce

    …you know nothing of the truth…you try to make fun of America in a back-handed fashion…

    I am a Canadian who has been living next door to the mighty U.S.A. for over 50 years…just look at all the great things that they have done to other nations (including their own)over the last 20 years or so…everyone is now free…living the “Dream”…people are well fed and living in peace where-ever the Americans have placed their “gentle and guiding hand”…of course everyone in the world wants to eat hotdogs and watch baseball…they just don’t know it yet!

    I for one, will stand proudly outside waving my American flag and welcoming your troops when it’s time to finally place them here in Canada to usher in the upcoming North American Union… please…come and take our resources because you have squandered your own…help yourselves!

    It’s like one American told me about a year or so ago…”Canada and America…it’s the same country…”…”Gee!” I said…”When were you guys going to let the rest of us know?”

    It’s such a treat living next door to the “greatest nation on the earth”…now, if only the rest of the world would wake up to that fact and let the Yanks take them over without a whimper…the Americans could save money by having to spend less on bullets wasted on uncooperative foreigners…God knows they are going to need them for their own citizens eventually.

    It’s always nice to read something like you wrote…you are as misguided as I am!

    Ottawa,Canada…eh!

  • Michael

    There is nothing whatsoever to worry about.

    Just be good sheep and eat junk food, download porn, play video games, watch reality TV, and drink beer.

    All information will be given on a need-to-know basis.

    -The Government

  • Kate

    As always, well played. :)

  • http://thecivillibertarian.blogspot.com/ Frankenstein Government

    Aw…c’mon Mike…surely the masters of the universe can repeal the laws of physics and math. Eh? http://thecivillibertarian.blogspot.com/2011/05/masters-of-universe-attempting-repeal.html

  • VegasBob

    This is a good tongue-in-cheek spoof to illustrate the complete absurdity of the propaganda coming from the government and its media sycophants.

    Michael wrote: According to no less of an authority than Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, we basically have close to zero inflation in the United State right now.

    Yes, this is what Bernanke says, but it is a lie. To paraphrase Harry Truman’s commentary about Richard Nixon:

    Bernanke is a shifty-eyed g****** liar…who talks out of both sides of his mouth and lies out of both sides too.

  • MDavis

    Well I was freaking. I couldn’t imagine what was going on?

  • http://www.catholicthinker.net/ PaulF

    Thank you, Michael, for showing me how crazy it is to follow those doom & gloomers!

    I believe you & Pamela Anderson. In fact, Pamela’s breasts offer an excellent metaphor for our economy.

  • Laticia

    Wonderful satire. It captures in full the kinds of arguments my friends give me, whenever I try to prepare them for what is coming. I started buying gold, and urging them to buy it as well, 6 years ago. They thought I was crazy. Later,I went short on the S&P and they laughed at my ignorance. Now, with earning to prove I was right, they still laugh. One thing is for sure: Most people trust authority far more than they trust the voice of reason! They would learn in time–the hard way.

  • http://mtwsfh.blogspot.com Joe Perez

    Is this a coded message to sell US dollars and buy Canadian dollars?

  • Felipe

    Nice post
    im brazilian
    and read this website everyday
    keep up the good work

    • Michael

      Felipe:

      It is great to hear from a reader in Brazil. Hopefully I will continue to be able to pump out the articles and not get too exhausted! :)

      Michael

  • mondobeyondo

    Keep your IRA’s and 401(k)’s. Keep your money in the bank. Don’t listen to those tin foil hat conspiracy theorists who think the dollar is doomed. Bin Laden’s been killed, and the war on terror is over! Did you see how well James Durbin sang on American Idol last night? It was awesome!

    All you have to do is keep your head in the sand, and remember the motto of Alfred E. Newman (“Mad” Magazine) – “What, me worry?”

    Remember – the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

    p.s. The Federal Reserve’s policies scare me to death. It is the epitome of fear. I’ve read the tea leaves (not pot leaves, tea leaves) and it’s not good…get your money OUT of U.S. dollars!!!

    • Tyson

      Do you really think Donald Trump would consider running for office if he was not worried about what is going to happen with his own money???

  • mondobeyondo

    Oh yes, I forgot. The Dow Jones is going up. So is the Nasdaq and S&P.
    A rising stock tide lifts all ships, right? (Especially big economic ocean liners like the Titanic.) Just look at that Dow Jones go up and up!

    You probably didn’t take part in our exploding prosperity if you don’t own stocks. Too bad. You could have been a millionaire. But that’s your own fault.

    You should have gotten into the market sooner. Everybody’s in the stock market!!**

    (** a common quote in 1927-1928)

  • liberranter

    we’ll be the safest country on Earth, we will! I can’t WAIT till the new porno-scanners come on line in my local supermarkets, restaurants, sports stadiums, and clinics. There ain’t no chance in the world that Osama’s remaining sleeper cell followers can hit any “soft targets” now. And another thing: I’m really getting sick and tired of all these malcontents bellyaching about their “lost freedoms.” ****, who the hell needs “freedom?” I mean, *************, why in the world would any sane person want to have to be responsible for their own safety? Isn’t that what we pay our local cops and the Feds for? If I wanted to be responsible for my own safety, I’d, like, buy a gun or something crazy like that. Everybody starts talking about “freedom,” and next thing you know, everybody’s running around with a gun in their hand. Is THAT the kind of world you want to live in? Leave it to the professionals.

    Isn’t this the greatest country IN THE WORLD?

    • theaware

      wow, your ignorance and stupidity astounds me. If you hate freedom so much go to russia or china or somewhere where there is a government that can stomp all over you by doing things like forced abortions and sterilizations. Then you can kiss their asses and call it ice cream, but until you grow the balls to do that, stop criticizing the people here that actually appreciate their freedoms. And i would kill to live in a world where everybody owned a gun, people would actually think twice about doing things like abducting 6 year old girls right out of their bedrooms in the middle of the night. you are a fucking tool and I hope that when the economy crashes, and the government takes over with martial law, that you are blindsighted and die of starvation or in some concentration camp here in america that could only be made possible by liberal pieces of *********** like you.

  • http://www.battlefield315.com/2011/04/what-liberals-really-think-about-tea.html 007

    I wonder how long this website will be able to make these excellent articles and point out the massive crisis this country faces. The powers that be do not appreciate you waking up the passengers of the sinking ship while the elite and connected board the remaining life boats. I bet they will try to sensor or silence you in the very near future under some emergency power. Till the I will enjoy reading the truth.

  • krish

    The Federal Reserve is watching inflation. If it starts spiking up a little bit they will stomp it out. They know what they are doing.

  • http://ceeuropeaninfo.blogspot.com/ Tony W

    The Swiss franc, take a look at the pummeling the dollar is taking from the Czech crown!!! This former Communist outback smack dab in the middle of Europe is feasting on the dollar. I should know, I live here, but get paid in dollars. At one time, I was living the king of the hill, when $1 could get 40 crowns. Today? Just over 16 and falling. Keep waiting for the Fed to raise rates and the government to turn off the ‘quantitative easing’ spigot. But it’s not happening. Wish I was paid in the local currency….

  • http://www.pathtoasia.com rhea

    Those lies are getting harder and harder to hide because the pain they are lying about is hurting the people. Everything and nothing may become reality. No economic genious predicted this during the Lehman brothers collapse. All those suckers were trying to persuade us that it was something temporary, and that would end in some months. Today, almost three years later, it’s getting worst and with no visible exit. Stay alert people.

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  • Aussie

    I think your humour is not far from the truth for some people I know from what I hear in the US and in Australia. Some people just don’t get it…..I talk to people who tell me “why would I buy gold or silver? Who cares about inflation or debt? In my household we are just fine, our banks savings are still there, I have a good job…..what do you mean be prepared for the future, I am fine thanks”

    Don’t throw too many curve balls Michael….I thought you had lost it till I got to what the US had produced and you said Justin Bieber first….then I knew you were lying….nice!

  • JO

    “You can’t outrun the bear but you can outrun your neighbor”.

    Buy gold and silver…

    …and a good pair of running shoes.

  • Kevin

    Laticia

    Great post.

    The problem is that no one wants to deal with the reality and fantasy is much more acceptable. It’s like Kevin Costner in the movie “The Postman”; “Things are getting better every day”.

    Oh how far has the US economy dropped? Well the US is exporting finished refined oil (while importing crude). This is being done with a pretty significant number of oil refineries shut down. A few years ago with all refineries running they could not keep up with domestic demand. Energy use is the pulse of the economy not a falsely pumped up stock market. One in seven Americans on food stamps is telling too.

    Ray Charles can see where we are and where we’re headed. Those that can’t see refuse to see.

  • Macdee

    Michael Wrote:
    Hopefully by now you have figured out that this is a satirical piece demonstrating how ridiculous much of the propaganda in the mainstream media really is. Thank you for taking the time to read my twisted attempt at humor.

    It’s sad Michael, but some who would be reading your satire might believe that most of what you say is true.
    Some of my family members still believe that high gas prices are temporary due to investors, and that food inflation is good for us as we will eat less, and that the Europeans wish they could live in America.
    That is just a small example of Americans who believe that everything is just fine and dandy in the good ole USA.

  • 005

    Whooo!!! man! I was gettin’ worried there for minute, turns out everything’s A-OK.
    Fine and dandy like cotten candy.
    Now I’m gonna listen to my favorite record of all time.
    It’s called “Happy happy, joy joy!”

    “Happy happy joy joy
    happy happy joy joy
    happy happy joy joy joy!!!”
    (deedle lee dee doo) (repeat)

  • bobbobbobbob

    usa=highest incarceration rate. mcdonalds is hiring. worst medical. tee blue DOGS

  • Big Dick

    who could ever doubt such a great team as the Th Big O, wonderfull Bennie and Little Timmy??? They will lead us to multiple victory levels in all phases of world economics!!!!

  • http://www.leave-the-eu.org.uk/Who_Are_We.php Peter Underwood

    Wow, at last someone sensible has hit the nail on the head. I speak from the nation of your descendents…yep Great Britain, us with a common bond and common interests and what was a commonwealth!

    How ungrateful are these Brits that they fail to remember how the mighty USA came to save our necks in not one, but two world wars – their fighting youth sacrificing their lives in foreign lands for what? For the benefit of ManKind my friends…and so:

    We in UK are regaled 24/7 with TV stations like Discovery and the History Channel, courtesy of SKY, who never cease to replay WW2 – ‘The Epic’, Guadalcanal, the War in the Pacific….etc etc..ad nauseam. AND yet with all this exposure I never hear a Brit mention in the pub how USA did this or that to save our skins? I guess they are too busy watching American Idol or squinting at Pamela’s mighty mountains…or whatever.

    It just makes me puke to witness all this ungratefulness and constant carping at our American Brothers. I guess I shall soon depart these shores and ask for asylum in the Land of the Free, just like my ancestors did all those centuries ago. Then I can shop at WalMart, never need to read and write again, drive like there is no tomorrow on gas that’s a fraction of UK prices and eat BigMacs ’till I burst and then have some niffty cosmetic surgery and become my hero “The Man with No Name” – riding off into the sunset ready to put Uncle Sam to rights once more!

    How the Mighty have fallen, we had an Empire too, once, with a Royal Family that displayed integrity and honesty and all those lovely, rose-tinted glasses thingys that our Silent Generation loved so much…….

    And..so to WAR once more……

  • mondobeyondo

    The Federal Reserve is watching inflation – on their monitors.

    Just like I’m watching the space shuttle blast off on my monitor. Oh wait, that hasn’t happened yet. There’s been a few glitches, but once NASA gets them fixed, that shuttle will be blasting off any time now.

    Same for the Fed. Just a few glitches to fix, and Commander Bernanke will have inflation blasting off any time now.

  • mondobeyondo

    @ Peter Underwood

    I’m afraid our American society has been so dumbed down, half of our citizens don’t know the difference between Guadalcanal, the Suez Canal and the Panama Canal.

    A typical conversation between two American teenagers might go like this…

    Teen #1: “That lady was just mugged! I left my cell phone at home. Call 911!”
    Teen #2: “What number do I call to get 911?”

    That isn’t funny. That’s sad.

  • flubadub

    Enjoyed the article and I really REALLY hope this is only a coincidence but with the dollar index closing up 1.54% today, silver down over $5/oz and gold down $42/oz one might think that the majority of your readers actually took your satire literally!

  • http://www.catholicthinker.net/ PaulF

    …see, her breasts look good from the outside (Ok – according to some), but are propped-up with artificial gunk. It’s all a studied illusion. And one day there will be hell to pay.

    That was where I was going with that whole thing.

  • http://www.leave-the-eu.org.uk/Who_Are_We.php Peter Underwood

    @ mondobeyondo – nice one son, but it’s not only in America…….

    Here is a very good example of the people you speak about and particularly this one who actually “serve us” as senior elected officials in Parliament here in England, UK:

    A noted psychiatrist was a guest speaker at an academic function where Mr Cameron (our new PM) happened to appear. Cameron took the opportunity to shine in public asking a question with which the good doctor would be comfortable.
    ‘Would you mind telling me, Doctor,’ he asked, ‘how you would detect mental deficiency in somebody who appears to be completely normal?’
    ‘Nothing is easier,’ the Doc replied. ‘You ask a simple question which anyone should answer with no trouble. If the person hesitates, that puts you on the track..’
    ‘What sort of question?’ asked Cameron.
    Well, you might ask, ‘Captain Cook made three trips around the world and died during one of them. Which one?”
    Cameron thought a moment, and then said with a nervous laugh, ‘You wouldn’t happen to have another example would you? I must confess I don’t know much about history.’

    Sadly, not only do they live and walk amongst us, they vote and their vote equals ours and they also reproduce! You just can’t fix stupid.

    PS
    This, sadly, is a true anecdote – I am assured it’s not urban legend!

  • Justin Case

    bravo

  • Bob

    Peter Underwood – that noise you are hearing is Sir Winston clawing at his casket lid.

  • Bob Jones

    I see you must not believe in Gods Ten Commandments “you shall not bear false witness against your neighbor “, or you just don’t use commend since. The US dollar is so weak it’s has very little value, the only thing keeping it at this so called value, is the crazy Media pushing all the false stories to make the ignorant man beleive it could be true.

  • Fuzzywzhe

    totally devoid of information. Snide comments and sarcasm can only last 2-3 paragraphs max.

  • Tyson

    I disagree… Do you not know China alone owns over 1 trillion of U.S. assets and around 800 billion in treasuries, and that’s just China that does not include what Russia and other super powers own. Some say China would never drop what they own back on America, but why not? Sure currently the U.S. is considered the “world” currency or in other words other countries use the U.S. dollar to buy things such as oil from one another. If China dropped what they owned here in the near future, the U.S. dollar would be on it’s way to a quick collapse making China’s Euro the world standard. This would allow China to become as the U.S. once was they would have the power as the U.S. once did.It’s all a matter of time…

  • Rachel

    LOL…was relieved to read your disclaimer at the end. The scary part is many, many people acctually think exactly like the article was written.

  • Nate 70

    June 1, 2011 – read your article today after bad economic indicators were released and the DOW/NASDAQ took a dump. Of course, what was in the news… the economy will be fine once we get the debt ceiling raised and what is up with Sarah Palin. That ticked me off, but I got a good laugh after reading your article, thanks.

  • Samson

    Sounds like a frog, sitting at the bottom of a deep well, looks at the sky and presumes the whole heaven just as big as what it sees from there! What a local mind! Need going to China and other parts of the world to see how big they are now!

  • Samson

    Also, We, the USA, has the luckiness to have the US Dollars printer right here! I’ve heard that the paper company is running of out supplies for this printer!

  • http://www.buildingmuscletoday.com how to get a bigger chest

    I believe the US dollar suffered a few setbacks. But yes, it is used internationally for trading. Nations have their reserves under the dollar…but at what expense? As a consequence many nations have become poor.

  • SheenArn

    It’s Israel, the new super power after America! Make way for the NIS baby. US Dollar you will be missed.

  • Mike Sanders

    I have been following the collapse of the dollar and the US economy in relation to Bible prophecy. One site I follow on End Time prophecy has a few articles that point to the United States being out of the picture in the End Time events. Is the economy the reason the United States is not a player in the last days?

    http://howlongolord.com/?p=36

    Muslim Prophecy

    http://www.forbes.com/2008/10/26/obama-iran-ahmadinejad-oped-cx_at_1026taheri_print.html

    “Is Barack Obama the ‘promised warrior’ coming to help the Hidden Imam of Shiite Muslims conquer the world?” asked columnist Amir Taheri in Forbes. “The question has made the rounds in Iran since last month, when a pro-government website published a Hadith (or tradition) from a Shiite text of the 17th century. The tradition comes from Bahar al-Anvar (meaning Oceans of Light) by Mullah Majlisi, a magnum opus in 132 volumes and the basis of modern Shiite Islam.

    “According to the tradition, Imam Ali Ibn Abi-Talib (the prophet’s cousin and son-in-law) prophesied that at the End of Times and just before the return of the Mahdi, the Ultimate Saviour, a ‘tall black man will assume the reins of government in the West.’ Commanding ‘the strongest army on earth,’ the new ruler in the West will carry ‘a clear sign’ from the third imam, whose name was Hussein Ibn Ali. The tradition concludes: ‘Shiites should have no doubt that he is with us.’”

    The Khomeinist establishment in Iran sees Obama’s rise as another sign of the West’s decline and the triumph of Islam and the return of the Mahdi.

  • theaware

    This whole post is a joke right? like, seriously? has this douche bag done no research what so ever? I probably saw the phrase “the sky is falling” atleast 15 times. The collapse of the U.S. dollar is imminent, all you have to do is google that sentence to find thousands of articles that explain exactly what is happening. Don’t listen to this idiot, start stock piling canned food. buy a gun, and shoot anyone like this guy who didnt prepare because he was to ignorant to pay attention to the unlimited amount of signs signaling this. people like him are going to be starving and will do anything to break into your house to get what you have, dont believe me? just wait. theres going to be rioting and cannibalism in the streets, empty store shelves, and complete lawlessness. when the looters run out of things to steal, you’ll be next. if you’re prepared you can survive, if not.. well i try not to think about it. the only people who are actually aware of what is happening are the people that are prepared for their own survival should this happen, the rest dont even want to think about it so they call names and call everyone idiots because they know that if and when it does happen, that they will be about as defenseless as a t bone in a lions cage. your ignorance wont save you, pay attention to the signs, learn the facts, and prepare for the end of U.S. government. thats all i have to say.

    • Michael

      Yes, read it again – the entire post was satire.

      Michael

  • wizarddrummer

    Amazing.

    Think back to Columbus’ time.

    There were people that would fight to the death (literally) that the Earth was FLAT! In those days, the prevailing thought, the mainstream thought was that the Earth was FLAT.

    Well? Is it? Is the Earth FLAT? Was the Earth FLAT just because MOST OF THE PEOPLE THOUGHT IT WAS FLAT or was ROUND (slightly oval) DESPITE what the MAJORITY BELIEVED.

    ONLY MORONS AND THOSE TO STUPID TO SEE THE HANDWRITING ON THE WALL based on thousands of years of history could not believe, or entertain the notion the the US DOLLAR could fail.

    In 1887 a Scottish history professor in Edinborough had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior:

    “A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship.”

    “The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:

    From bondage to spiritual faith;

    From spiritual faith to great courage;

    From courage to liberty;

    From liberty to abundance;

    From abundance to complacency;

    From complacency to apathy;

    From apathy to dependence;

    From dependence back into bondage.”

    The USA is pushing the limits here, being around for 236 years.

    Right under our noses we went from a “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States and to the republic…” to a Democracy.

    Those of you to young to know or too lazy to find out what a Republic is should research exactly what a Republic anyway and how it differs from the “mob rule” Democracy (something loved by our rulers whereas a Republic is despised by power hungry rulers) so that you can see very clearly that it is not IF the Dollar will collapse but WHEN will it collapse.

    US Debt Stacked in $100 bills
    http://usdebt.kleptocracy.us/

  • wizarddrummer

    CORRECTION:
    Well? Is it? Is the Earth FLAT? Was the Earth FLAT just because MOST OF THE PEOPLE THOUGHT IT WAS FLAT or was it ROUND (slightly oval) DESPITE what the MAJORITY BELIEVED.

    ONLY MORONS AND THOSE TO STUPID TO NOT SEE THE HANDWRITING ON THE WALL based on thousands of years of history could not believe, or entertain the notion the the US DOLLAR could fail.

  • http://iranwar.com John

    Come on DUDE, This joker is in la la land. Look at Wall Street, You have crooks stealing billions of dollars. JPM Morgan just pissed away 2 billions of dollars. Greece just had run on the banks today. The joker doesnt talk about the endless wars in the middle east. Whats going to break the camels back is USA and Israel are about to bomb Iran Which will lead to WW3 and Dollar collapse. Iran War is like stirring a hornets nest you will have billion angry muslims. I am stocking up on gold and silver while this jack ass holds the worthless green paper.

  • ss

    now is 2013 and it appears that you were wrong, us dollar is collapsing. big time. it’s gonna collapse even more up until the end of 2013

  • John Cherish

    The article was pure satire it demonstrates all of the arguments that are made that the dollar will not collapse even though every fiat currency that has ever existed has collapsed without exception. But the satire goes on and if you read it to its end you will laugh at main stream media with their heads stuck in the sand. or stuck somewhere else….

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