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Anarchy Along The Jersey Shore And On Long Island In The Aftermath Of Hurricane Sandy

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Hurricane Sandy is another reminder of just how incredibly fragile the thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted on a daily basis really is.  Many of the hardest hit areas along the Jersey shore and the coast of Long Island have descended into a state of anarchy.  More than 7 million people live on Long Island, and millions more live along the Jersey shore and right now they are getting a taste of what life would be like during a total economic meltdown.  At the moment, there are still approximately 4.7 million homes and businesses that do not have power.  Officials say that some of those homes and businesses may not have their power restored until the weekend of November 10th and 11th.  Meanwhile, it is getting very cold at night.  This weekend the low temperatures on Long Island are supposed to dip into the upper thirties.  There have been reports of people diving into dumpsters behind supermarkets in a desperate search for food, and there have been other reports of roaming gangs of criminals posing as officials from FEMA or Con Edison and then robbing families at gunpoint once they have gained entrance into their homes.  If people will behave like this during a temporary emergency that lasts only a few days, what would they do during a total economic collapse?  That is a frightening thing to think about.

Most gas stations along the Jersey shore and on Long Island are either totally out of gasoline or they don’t have any power to operate the gas pumps.  It is estimated that more than half of all gas stations in New York City are closed at the moment, and officials say that more than 80 percent of all gas stations in New Jersey are not able to sell gas right now.  So needless to say, the lines at the gas stations that remain open are horrific.

It is being reported that some people are waiting in line for hours for gasoline in some areas and that state troopers have actually been deployed at every gas station along the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway.

The following is how one New Jersey mayor described the situation

“Gas lines are stretching for a couple of miles,” said Anthony Ammiano, mayor of Freehold, N.J., who recalled the oil crisis of the 1970s. “It’s like the Jimmy Carter years. It’s a flashback of bad memories.”

There have even been reports of people literally fighting each other over gasoline…

“It’s so crazy. Cars are pulling up and people are fighting each other. There is no gas around here,” said Mena Aziz, who manages a Gulf Express station in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. “It’s been so busy.”

According to Breitbart, there have been continuous reports of “fistfights and people bringing guns to gas stations” on Twitter.  The following are a couple of examples…

Just awful! RT @metrogypsy: Someone just pulled a knife at Greenpoint #gas station as line stretches with hours long wait #gettingrealFAST

— Camila Xavier (@camilaxavier) November 1, 2012

You know things are bad when you ask the gas station attendent “when do you think you’re going to get more gas?” and he just laughs at you.

— Prede (@predederva) November 1, 2012

Unfortunately, authorities are projecting that the gas shortage may last for another week at least.

How angry and frustrated will people get by that time?

There are vast stretches of the Jersey Shore and the coast of Long Island that will never be the same again.  The following is an excerpt from a comment that a reader of mine from Long Island left on one of my recent articles

I live in Massapequa NY …..No power to 95%. almost every home south of Merrick Road ( 1.5 miles from open water ) has been flooded. No electricity, no supermarkets in immediate area, no gas (approx 80% of gas stations closed on Long Island).

This was not just another storm.  It was a life-altering event for millions of people.

Unfortunately, just as we have seen after every other major storm in recent years, looters are taking advantage of the chaos caused by Hurricane Sandy.

According to the New York Post, a number of arrests for looting have already been made on Long Island…

In the Rockaways, lowlifes were sneaking into clothing stores and cleaning out pizzerias. Two men and a woman were arrested for robbing a BP gas station on Beach Channel Drive, three men and one woman were cuffed for pillaging a Radio Shack on Beach 88th Street, and two people were arrested for raiding a clothing store near Beach 86th Street, cops said. Stores were emptied along a two-block stretch of Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island. Seven people were busted.

Over on Coney Island, looting appeared to be out of control during the immediate aftermath of the storm…

Thieves broke in to the badly damaged Mega Aid Pharmacy on Mermaid Avenue and reportedly stole more than 10,000 pharmaceutical items, including prescription drugs.

“The water went away and these people started walking down the streets and just robbed stores,” a pharmacy worker told HuffPo’s Andy Campbell.

Manager Stan Gutkin said the major heist essentially “breaks the business.”

Looters reportedly also targeted banks, other shops, and other pharmacies.

And residents are noticing.

“People are turning on each other — they’re attacking each other,” Ocean Towers resident Dena Wells told Campbell.

Amazingly, a number of not-so-smart looters have actually been displaying their looted goods on Twitter.  Just check out the shocking photos in this article.

But most people living in the areas that were most affected by Hurricane Sandy are decent people that just want some assistance.  One resident of Hoboken, New Jersey became so frustrated that he inflated an air mattress and used it to float down to city hall in an attempt to get some answers…

Nearly 20,000 people have been trapped at home in the New Jersey city of Hoboken, just across the Hudson River from New York City, amid accusations that officials were slow to deliver food and water.

One man blew up an air mattress and floated to City Hall, demanding to know why supplies had not reached residents – at least a quarter of homes there are flooded and 90% do not have power.

Just like we saw after Hurricane Katrina, the response by the federal government and by big aid agencies such as the Red Cross has been very slow.  In fact, Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro has gone so far as to call the Red Cross an “absolute disgrace” and is urging people that live in his area to quit giving money to them…

“You know, I went to a shelter Monday night after the storm. People were coming in with no socks, with no shoes. They were in desperate need. Their housing was destroyed. They were crying. Where was the Red Cross? Isn’t that their function? They collect millions of dollars. Whenever there’s a drive in Staten Island, we give openly and honestly. Where are they? Where are they? I was at the South Shore yesterday, people were buried in their homes. There the dogs are trying to find bodies. The people there, the neighbors who had no electricity, were making soup. Making soup. It’s very emotional because the lack of a response. The lack of a response. They’re supposed to be here….They should be on the front lines fighting, and helping the people.”

If this is how angry and frustrated that people become over a temporary disaster, how angry and frustrated would they get if there was a total economic meltdown that was permanent?

Sadly, the truth is that what we are seeing during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is just a very small preview of what is coming on a national level.

Our economy is a complete and total mess right now, and things are going to get a whole lot worse.

When unemployment starts skyrocketing again and large segments of the population realize that there is no hope for a turnaround, many of them are going to totally give in to despair and become very desperate.

And as we are seeing along the Jersey Shore and on Long Island right now, desperate people do desperate things.

That is why I am constantly pounding on the need to prepare for what is ahead.  There are signs of social decay all around us, and most Americans are not equipped to deal with the pressures that come with a major emergency.  When things totally fall apart, you don’t want your family to be totally unprepared and surrounded by millions of angry and desperate people.

Hopefully Hurricane Sandy will serve as a wake up call for millions of American families.  Time is definitely running out, and we all need to get prepared while we still can.

  • Rodster
    • Rodster


      Don’t be like Gary2 who thinks the government is the answer to all our problems. 😉

      • John W.

        Obviously have have dropped the ball on his meds.

      • Paul

        Interesting enough – Marx said that communism will come when people around the world rise up and get rid of all governments altogether. And guess who is warning against communism since then? The governments.

      • Paul

        you know who is relying on governments like nobody else?

        Big corporations.
        They are the ones that want “Occupy” destroyed. And they need the police and homeland security to do it.

        Only governments with laws and law enforcement can guarantee their profits.

        • El Pollo de Oro

          Paul: corporatists (that is, fascists) love big government. As Alex Jones points out, they hate true capitalism and true free enterprise but love corporate welfare and bailouts as much as they love having the goon squad around to smash dissent. Corporatists want Occupy Wall Street destroyed, and they would have set out to destroy the Tea Party had the Tea Party stayed true to its Ron Paul/libertarian roots and not been co-opted. The Tea Party started out as a libertarian resistance movement among Ron Paul followers, but the corporatists neutralized the Tea Party and turned it into a neocon fascist branch of the GOP. The Tea Party are banksters’ useful idiots much like the administration of Marack “Goldman Sachs” Robama and the campaign of Mitt “Wall Street” Omney.

          Neocons have thrown out many of the checks and balances the USA (now the BRA) once had. So welcome to fascism, the merger of state and corporate power.

        • El Pollo de Oro

          “Homeland Security is armed and locked and ready to blow your brains out if you start protesting martial law. ”—Gerald Celente

          “The banks’ profits are obscene. The fact that these governments are bailing them out continuously is simply unconscionable. Now, of course, the people realize this, and they are upset about it. But of course, the politicians do absolutely nothing to rein in the banksters and instead, put out the police to start—to be quite blunt about it—cracking heads. ”—Gonzalo Lira,

          “We have two choices, only two. And it’s not Romney or Obama. It’s fascism or freedom, and I’m voting for freedom.”—Gerald Celente

          “Any American citizen accustomed to travel America’s ‘wide open spaces’ prior to 9/11 must be astonished by the sudden rise of the intrusive Homeland Security, a gestapo-sounding name if there ever was one.” —Paul Craig Roberts

          “It is clear that the purpose of the police state is not to protect Americans from Muslim terrorists. The purpose of the police state is to terrorize US citizens.” —Paul Craig Roberts



    • Jammin Jimmy

      I’ve been dumpster diving for the last two years. You would not believe the things I have found. It has become a third income for me. Shhhhhhhh! don’t tell anyone.

      • El Pollo de Oro

        If you come across the dead bodies of any banksters in those dumpsters, please leave them in the garbage where they belong. Dead banksters don’t deserve a proper burial or a proper cremation. A dead rat is still a rat.

      • John W.

        If you ever watched the Foreclosure Alley video where they trash out forclosed homes you could have been a millionaire if there was a way to get the good stuff and re sell it. Hard to believe the brand new stuff that was just thrown away.

  • DaytoDay

    I guess we can say, “Barack Obama doesn’t care about white people” to reverse Kanye West…

    But seriously, I’ve always had the mindset that government help/assistance is ALWAYS secondary… That’s just how I was raised, you only have yourself, your family and God, everything else is second…

    Same goes with the idea that “The police will protect me” Well, even if they get there one minute after the fact, it’s still one minute too late… You had better be armed and prepared or at-least have some kind of defense training.

    Because this idea of “Everyone saving me, but me” is going to get a lot of people hurt…

    • SmallerGovNow

      Right on, this sentence from Michaels article says it all…

      “They were crying. Where was the Red Cross? Isn’t that their function? They collect millions of dollars. Whenever there’s a drive in Staten Island, we give openly and honestly. Where are they? Where are they?”

      They are screaming the entitlement song. They should have been protected. They were “owed” something better. The Government should have made sure they recieved a better outcome. This is all that is wrong with our society and why Government will continue to grow to make sure that “this does not happen again” … but it will happen again.

  • Len

    You ain’t seeing anything yet! Wait until Greece style austerity hit-in, Hell’s going to break loose!!

  • Lemmingsrnotusdamnit

    The idiots complaining about the Red Cross I have little sympathy for. Do they think they can just wave a magic money wand, and fix everything? Instead of donating to the Red Cross, they should have donated to their own emergency preparedness supplies and they wouldn’t be up shit creek. They may not be comfy, but they wouldn’t be desperate.

    Anyone who relies on the government or private charities to come to the rescue lives in a fantasy world.

    • das

      I was going to post the same thing. You are so right

      • SmallerGovNow

        Mega ditto’s to you both…

    • Rodster

      Well said, I live in an apartment and I have at least 6 months of non perishable foods to keep me going.

    • Sam


      They should have prepped.

      At least a year’s worth, or even more of food, water, water purification supplies. Pet food as well.

      Cheaper than Dirt has surplus NATO gas cans, at $50 a pop they’re cheap insurance.

      The stories are heart-rending, but they should have prepped. Even a few days’ worth of supplies is better than nothing.

    • Edward

      I thought there was an App for that?

    • Truth be told

      We shouldn’t donate to the Red Cross for what I understand, less than 10% of what we actually donate in money goes to help. The rest of the 90% of the money goes to salaries, housing of employees, cars and drivers for the upper management. Salvation Army is actually the best place to donate!

      • Orange Jean

        I agree with the no donations to Red Cross. The town I used in live in (Alpine, CA) had a bad fire around 2000 before I moved there… and the Red Cross squandered donations that were made specifically for fire victims.

        I don’t agree with the suggestion to donate to Salvation Army however; I’ve seen prices in their stores for old, beat up furniture that rivaled new furniture at the local mall. I do donate to the local Veteran’s with Disabilities place though.

        • John W.

          I remember that fire the Red Cross honcho ended up being fired and I think having some legal troubles. If you have not been back since 2000 you will not recognize the place. I remember when the bar on Tavern Road and the Shell station at the off ramp were the only thing out there. The road by the Shell station now goes to some housing tracts.

    • DownWithLibs


    • davidmpark

      Self-investing and charity never fails. Good comment!

    • Eisenkreutz

      Preach on, brother.

  • davidmpark

    They were warned in scripture and from clergymen for many years to prepare for a day of want.

    For centuries people saved for a rainy day. Ending just 20 years ago, many who didn’t much money (and before the governments decided to become what it’s not) folks saved foods when prices were low or the garden grew enough by canning, drying and cellaring foodstuffs. Medicines were able to be bought for a full year. Fuel was stored when it was cheap for when prices went up.

    Now, frugality and providence are cuss words among many as they believed the Leftist’s would supply welfare.

    Be charitable please. They did not prepare and I know that the 5 prepared virgins didn’t share with the foolish ones, but that time is not yet. Do what you can – we are, and I hope it’s going to be enough.

    Hope this changes people’s hearts and minds.

    • Sam

      I give to a food bank all items that are due to expire in a month or two, I encourage others to do the same.

      As to giving to “charities:” look at their response time, and then give to those who have been the swiftest.

    • mjl

      Amen brother.

  • Jonny Boy

    Those tweets from “the looters” seem like troll posts to me.

    • nowwthen

      Agree. I’ve been asking around trying to give away a TV like the one that guy is supposedly looting. Nobody wants the friggin thing!

    • jaxon64

      agreed…fake tweets to stereotype and underhanded racism. ( and I am very sparse in my calling things racist)

  • Tappedops

    Broken record alert…


    When something BIG happens…which sandy was NOT…your on your OWN!

    • Eisenkreutz

      “youre” not “your”

      • SD

        you’re not “youre”

        • Eisenkreutz

          That key doesnt work on my keyboard. 🙂

    • OldestFart

      Something BIG like your in-law…

  • das

    I really feel bad for those who lost everything. Others however had plenty of time to stock up for a few days or weeks. You know theres a lot of people that did that, they just didnt make the news. Thats because they are in there homes with plenty of supplies, not out looting and digging in the trash. Just remeamber not to tell people what you have, as you will be the first target

  • joe bloe

    blue state social skills. tough luck being born that stupid

    • Otown Right Guy

      Bingo. And they look down on the red states. These people can do nothing on their own. They represent the polar oppposite of “rugged individual”.

      • Eisenkreutz

        And to think these ‘tards descended from the pioneer stock which used to populate this country.

  • Hondo

    I have a nearly a month of food but no water saved. I’m going to fill some jugs and add a smidge of clorox to each. I do have a 10 galleon water container I may fill up too.
    I have enough weapons and bullets to last a while, not thousands of rounds, but enough for a something like whats happening in the east.
    I hope…..

    • Eisenkreutz

      Make sure you use only regular Clorox, not color-safe or spring fresh or anything like that. And you only need about half the recommended dose. You dont have to add any bleach to water out of the tap because its already been purified.

    • Hondo-

      Water should be just about tops on your list. If you can afford to I suggest grabbing a few 55 gallon containers (approved for water storage) which can last for up to 5 years when proper chemicals are added. Additionally you will need ways to filter water once that supply runs dry. I would look into Katadyn or Berkey filter systems. Good on your for having 1 month of food storage saved up, you are ahead of most…

      While having bullets and guns are important, I would put food and water ahead of that (assuming you have a basic stash of personal protection supplies).


    • Sam

      Get a water purification unit and extra filters, like a Berkie.

      Money well-spent.

    • Phil

      Hondo, you’d better work on a lot more than 10 gallons of water if you want to live. I suggest a water filtration system and some charcoal filters and water carriers so you can at least forage for any water in a shtf scenario. You might want to increase your water to at least a 30 day supply which would be roughly 60 gallons per person. Remember, you can live for several weeks without food, but only 3 days without water. Good luck and keep prepping.

    • maggiemayok

      A high quality water filter (Berkey for us) is one of the best investments we’ve made, imho.

    • DownWithLibs

      Look up “water bricks” – 3.5 gallons, easy to move for bug-out, easy to deal with, can be stacked (I think) 18 high.

      Work fast, my friend…time is a-wasting!

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        These are a wonder ‘idea’ but at $17 (plus $8 shipping EACH) to store 3.5 gallons of water, they are an epic fail.

        There’s a Co on Amazon that’s selling a bulk of 10 of these for the low low price of $166. That’s only 35 gallons!

        pfft, no thanks. I’m no knocking you, but WOW those are ridiculously expensive. Buy a 55 gallon barrel for $30 and use the money for something else.

        • DownWithLibs

          Wouldn’t it be difficult to “Bug-out” with a 55 gal drum? And how about older individuals with out much strength to lift/pour/carry? This may be just the thing for someone who doesn’t want 500 16oz bottles of water to deal with or anything too large and heavy. Just another working idea.

    • Laurus

      Good job, Hondo! Water is so important, we need it for everything, drinking, washing, cleaning, etc.

      We cannot depend on Big Daddy Govt. to help us…Of course, the people blogging here don’t need a daddy. 🙂

  • i live in queens ny, about 5 mile from where over 100 people lost their homes in the tragic fires. the gas situation is every, every bad. the lines to get gas stretches for mile,people are using the gas for generators and cars, their have been several reports of people waiting on line for gas for hours only to be told that the gas station has ran out of gas, and full blown fist fight erupting. if gas is not delivered to the stations within a day or two i can see hard working decent people descending into a desperate mob. i can see average new yorkers on par with ” lord of the flies” by next week

    • Michael

      Thank you for that firsthand report. It is a bit sobering to hear that things could descend to a “lord of the flies” level in just a week.


    • Eisenkreutz

      Just as we always predicted.

  • Colin

    I am not surprised by what is happening in the devastated areas. I was taught when he I was going through emergency preparedness that the government and aid agencies will not appear immediately, and that it could be a whole day before they do.

    Now, what worries me is that the Republican party is set on eliminating FEMA and reducing federal dollars for emergency aid. If they gain power next week, the situation could be worse. States and cities in this nation have always depended on the federal government for aid after a disaster. The status quo would be changed forever if the Republicans do win next week. I hope that doesn’t happen.

    • Silverado

      Here’s what I think of whenever I hear FEMA mentioned. I live in the northeast and back when Katrina happened, I had several friends who worked for immigration. Within a day or so of the hurricane rolling through, emails went out requesting federal workers who were willing to volunteer to help FEMA with aid relief in the gulf region for several weeks. They requested that people be ready to fly down there within the following 24 to 36 hour period of time. Most of the people I knew that volunteered were basically good hearted hippies or Christians and were expecting to go down and immediately take part in distributing bottled water, food, and clothing or possibly searching for survivors, etc. They were totally gung ho to help out. Well, it took about 3 days for them to finally get their travel orders and then upon getting to Mississippi, they sat through 3 days of classroom training in sexual harrassment, ethics, and other federal regulation crap. Because in an emergency, knowing why it’s wrong to grab someone’s ass is the number one priority! Then to top it off, they spent the next 3 weeks sitting in a trailer handing out FEMA pamphlets to the hurricane victims on how to fill out the FEMA aid request forms. Most of the people actually didn’t qualify for the aid anyway. Every one of my friends said they would never volunteer to help out with any federal disaster relief efforts ever again.

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      “States and cities in this nation have always depended on the federal government for aid after a disaster.”

      Lefty lie. Americans have always depended upon each other after a disaster. The more we become dependent upon govt “help”, the worse it becomes. It’s a shame that you’re too stupid to understand even you see FEMA as a failure and yet want to rely on them.

    • 007

      Help is on the way FEMA is coming with hot chocolate and Obama camp fire songs. The sooner these poor people realize they are on their own the better off they will be.

  • Imaplaneiac

    People who CHOOSE to live on or near a shoreline of an ocean ( especially the Western Atlantic ! ) or major river or on an island between two bodies of water or below sea level ( as is Hoboken NJ ) are either morons or live in denial! Should YOU or I have to pay … for THEIR stupidity?!

    • Brian M.

      What if you have no choice? What if your budget so tight that you can’t afford to move anywhere else?

      Think about it…

  • Louise in MO

    Questions….if people were warned three or four days in advance, why did they not fill up their gas tanks? Also, where are these people going? Why did they wait until AFTER the storm to anticipate their needs for the potential outcomes?

    While a week or ten days with no power is inconvenient, it isn’t the end of the world. Surely there are enough clothes, coats, blankets, etc. in the average home to hunker down and keep warm enough for those days. Ny family of four had just such a situation in the past due to a three foot snow storm. I used a fondue pot to make hot tea, oatmeal, soup, and other heatable food. We survived and it actually brought us together.

    The most worrisome problem is the looting and other crime that happen in situations like this. If you aren’t armed, at least have a baseball bat a rake, an axe and like items. They are good alternatives. Pepper spray, aerosol cans of bug spray, etc. can also be used to protect yourself.

    This article should cause all Americans to ask themselves “what would I do.”

    • Annette

      I agree with you. We could have had our electric knocked out. We are in VA. Our lights just blipped out a few times. We thought that they would go down, but they did not. We are very grateful. However, because we live where we do, we went to store and bought supplies, anyway! We got the first aid kit, extra water, food, ammo…and we had fun doing it, too. We are prepared. Nothing happened this time. We had the Derecho and I experienced what I thought were hurricane winds (I thought they were!)and I don’t know how bad they were, but we were without power for only about six hours. What a lesson! We have to get the battery powered radio. That is a must.

  • Gary2

    The New York Times reported on Thursday that Senate Republicans applied pressure to the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) in September, successfully persuading it to withdraw a report finding that lowering marginal tax rates for the wealthiest Americans had no effect on economic growth or job creation.

    Tax the rich and pay for hurricane clean up. Tax cuts for the rich do not create jobs. Anyone with a brain would already know this and no study needed to be done.

    • davidmpark

      How much have these welfare departments, FEMA, and all the programs and such you call for been budgeted over the years? It’s in the trillions.

      No more money for your guys. They are proven evil. They claimed mountains and now perform molehills. We’re watching this right now, Gary! Schumer, Obama, Bloomburg, and the rest of ’em are doing literally nothing good for others.

      Got a better idea: tax all the liberals, socialists, and progressives and pay for the hurricane clean up. Hey! You guys took all the capital through taxes and fees and what-not – pay up chumps!

  • Eric

    The last image reminds me of the gas lines during the Carter era.

  • Gary2


    Here we are in the smoldering ruins of an economy recently wrecked by Wall Street greed, in a country where for 30 years almost all income growth has been concentrated among the richest 1 percent of Americans. Rising populist anger, massive long-term unemployment and record home foreclosures serve as counterpoints to soaring corporate profits, while the Supreme Court rules that corporations are people and can spend limitless amounts of money trying to elect candidates willing to serve their interests.

    Meanwhile, the Republican Party defends massive tax breaks for the wealthy while blocking aid to the unemployed, fights bitterly against regulations designed to prevent a repeat of the Wall Street meltdown, blocks legislation that would at least require corporate and special interests to identify themselves when they invest in elections and does all that while proclaiming itself to be the party of the little people.

    Conservatism is the root of all evil.

    • Malcolm Reynolds


    • das

      Good idea jackazz. Take all the money from the rich, give it all to the imbeciles who cant figure out how to make a living on there own. When the waste it all, the rich wont be around to steal from again.

    • Gay Veteran

      Gary2, you make some good points, BUT both parties are totally owned by the elites and corporations.

  • Gary2

    Hey I thought all you low information conservatives hated government and now you complain??WTF do you imbeciles expect when you cut cut cut. Mittens wanted to cut FEMA.

    The sheer stupidity of the average conservative is breath taking in its magnitude.

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      LOL. FEMA is the govt you stupid sack of bovine excrement. Yep, its conservatives that are stupid.

    • Eisenkreutz

      “low-information” not “low information”
      “cut, cut, cut”
      “breathtaking” not “breath taking”


  • Gary2

    why are conservatives complaining about the red cross. I thought churches and other charity care were the answer to helping everyone???

    Hopefully people will wake up and see the utter moral bankruptcy of conservatives and their disdain for government helping people.

    I just gotta say it again–the stupidity of conservatives is mind boggling.

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      Yer awesome Gary. You point out 1 charity (that hard leftist by the way) and then say that discredits conservatives love of private charity.

      LOL, see strawman.

    • Modern Patriot

      I imagine it doesn’t take much to boggle your feeble mind

  • doncheech

    in south jersey there no lines, i went by 15 gas stations on the way home and most had 2 or 3 cars getting gas. i filled up in 5 minutes. its probably too long of a drive to get gas by those areas with shortages.

  • SmallerGovNow

    Michael, I share your concerns. God bless my brother…

  • Seratone

    Good article Michael.

    I think this is going to be a real wake up call for a lot of people, particularly those living in storm effected areas.

  • FreeMan

    all of this.. and Bloombugger still wants the NY Marathon to go on.. this is insanity on parade..

    Oh well, this from a Mayor that believes he has the right to tell people what size sodas they can drink AND from a city that allows him to get away with it.

  • Rigged Games

    Sometimes I feel like we only have a few weeks before things start getting real nasty in America. Whoever “wins” the election will take us to war, etc. My federal reserve notes are worthless, etc.

    Thanks for constantly reminding & informing people Micheal. Now is the time for us real people to prepare for real and stop fooling around. Obviously what ever happens in the near future is the result of our present actions. When the public awakens from there HYPONTIC STATE OF MIND, then they’ll learn they were being fools

    Yes people, many Americans are in a light trance. They aren’t aware of real issues, they are divided by their beliefs, dogma, thoughts, etc. Deepak Chopra calls is the hypnosis of social conditioning, Roy Masters wrote a book on it, and many religious/ascended masters warned people about it. Oh well, the real is on the rise, the others had their chances to stop playing these sick games.

  • Eisenkreutz

    “Angry citizens demand to be fed and watered”

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA starve to death you stupid sleeping sheeple.

  • Otown Right Guy

    LMFAO! And the Northeast liberals THINK they are so intellectual superior to the South. Here in Florida we know enough to fill up our cars, and gas cans BEFORE the storm comes. They had plenty of notice. The storm track was as predicted. And what’s with the dumpster diving? Out of food ALREADY??? If the S*** Hits The Fan for real, NYers and NJers will become cannibals inside of a week!

  • stevef

    Obamanation…a view of our future.

  • stevef

    Great picture of O and an old white woman yesterday…the Federal Family loves you.

  • ScoutMotto

    At least 50 gallons of water saved, and a year’s worth of food for myself. While everyone is outside running around in panic, I’ll be inside, laying low, watching a movie with self-defense in easy reach.

  • Otown Right Guy
  • Terry

    I have close to a year’s supply of nonperishables like rice, beans, and canned and boxed foods. Sure box mac-n-cheese sucks but it’s darn cheap.

  • leena

    The problem is people still think the government(we the people who pay taxes) has some OBLIGATION to save you. That is total horse manure. Think about where you live. Being next to the ocean, well things like this happen. Its your responsibility to prepare things to take care of yourself. We laugh when we watch the news at folks who are “angry” because there is no power-what have those people done to install their own generators or prepare in some other way to have a bit of “power”? Stop believing the media, they don’t care about you-they care about ratings and they get those from the “baby” stories. Ask yourself, what have you done to prepare? Stop wasting time on a stupid overextended government that considers you “collateral damage” in the agenda to utilize disasters to force people to surrender their freedom. Get off your ass and protect yourself.

  • I am Tyler Durden’s Contempt for the System

    I live in Central NJ just north of Princeton/ South of New Bruswick. Saw a major argument at a gas station just north of New Brunswick yesterday- nearly flared into a fistfight. My electricity just came on tonight 72 hours into this nightmare. As a prepper, I have a generator, gas for about 3 weeks for the generator, food for about a month, ample wood and plenty of weaponry when the natives get restless.

    Passed a HESS gas station in East Brunswick yesterday with OVER 100 people standing with gas cans in line on top of the hundreds of cars wrapped around the blocks. Though electricity is being restored sporadically, people are getting desperate.

    Before some bible thumper says to ‘just pray,’ as usually happens in response to my posts, I want to proclaim that I really am praying for people not to suffer more and thankful for my good fortune to now have the heat on. HOWEVER, no amount of praying could protect my family from the evil that people do in a crisis like this. Heavy duty chains secure my gas and generator, my arrows are straight and my swords are sharpened…my gift of foresight is an example of ‘God helping those who help themselves.’

  • Save the Republic

    This storm has proven to me just had stupid the sheeple of this country have become. I was out working with a tree company tuesday morning, before the storm had officially even ended. The morons were all out, driving around burning up the gas in their vehicles for absolutely no reason. We are in south jersey, and at least 90% power was out, no jobs to go to, no stores open, yet these people were just driving around like they were sightseeing. 90% of traffic signals weren’t working, downed lines and trees blocking many thru roads. These people just don’t have any sense of self-preservation. I’m having a really hard time feeling sympathy for these idiots that are lined up waiting hours for gas. They could have filled their tanks before the storm. 99% of the people didn’t even have to go to work tuesday, yet the long gas lines started tuesday at the first gas stations to be open, which quickly ran out.

  • Save the Republic

    For all of you who are prepping: don’t listen to anybody who doesn’t agree with you, just stay prepped. I have been prepping the best I can (this economy has really cut back my available funds). At least when this storm was coming our way, I felt reasonably secure that if we didn’t have power for a week or more, that we could survive. Unfortunately, I couldn’t afford a gas generator yet, but God loves my daughter so much when she prays, that even though we lost power as the storm barely got started, we had our power back 24 hrs later. People mere blocks away still do not have power at this time, but we got our power back within a couple of hours of her prayers. With the stuff I did have, I at least had a stockpile of some water, lots of canned goods and can opener, matches and natural gas stove and grill (which I used to cook chicken legs on when power went out, so they wouldn’t go bad), batteries, full tank of gas. Went out and got a cheap, pay as you go cellphone, to open communications when our regular phone went down. For everyone who thinks you can always use a cellphone because it doesn’t depend on wires for transmission: think again. Most cell phones weren’t working during Sept. 11th, 2001. Guess what? There was a long period of time when nobody could talk to anyone on their cellphones after this storm too. You need cellphone towers to use the cellphones (it doesn’t just go up to the satelite by itself). When the power goes down to the cellphone tower, there apparently isn’t any voice communication. People were saying they were getting voice mails and could get the internet, but nobody could directly speak to anyone. So, if you think you’re going to call 911 and get help during these kinds of situations, think again. You’re cellphone will be reduced to the toy status that it basically is. Prepare to provide for yourself, and to help those close to you.

  • Roger Smith

    Yet one more chapter written in the ongoing saga of the Ant and the Grasshopper. It would be bad enough, to be caught off guard by an event that was a complete surprise, like an earthquake….but a storm that we saw approaching for a week in advance? And people couldn’t find time to pre-fill their gas tanks? C’mon! Maybe Snooki actually is an accurate representative of New Jersey….For those of us living in the rural West, this self-dooming ignorance is just unfathomable.

  • ceryl

    Hey Michael.

    i have posted some comment which is very important.
    Why not you are publishing it?

    Are you a true patriot?

    • Michael


      Unfortunately I am only able to get to the comments a couple of times a day usually. So there will always be a bit of a delay from when comments are submitted to when they show up for the public.


      • Gary2

        I have a solution: Get rid of some of your other sites. The articles get stale and they are pretty much a duplicate of this site. Say bye to the truth wins out and even the end of the american dream. Just focus on this site.

        • Michael


          You aren’t seeing the big picture.

          Plus, once things settle down and my book comes out I will have much more time for articles. 🙂


          • Gary2

            Is your book fiction or non fiction?

          • Michael

            It is going to be a novel set in America in the near future.


  • ceryl

    I suspect you will be a banker family member right now.

    why are you ignoring my comments?

    While folks at did publish it after moderation.

    Are you afraid of TRUTHTELLERS?

  • ceryl

    The kind of reading,writing skills you possess that are in stark contrast to the otherwise sheeple of this country.

    The kind of education you reseives shows that you must belong to the group of people who want to enslave humanity for as lomg as possible if not forever.

  • ceryl

    hey don’t worry
    the number of truth tellers is so low as compared to cunning foxes.

    Soon america will be like north korea.

    and truth tellers are going to put in a labour camp along with there families and friends.

    after all abosolute power corrupts absolutely isn’t it?

    And power always has its previleges.

    enjoy mercilessly slaying of sheeple alongwith people of higher virtues and integrity.

  • Mondobeyondo

    “It’s Bush’s fault!”
    “It’s Obama’s fault!”
    “It’s Clinton’s fault!”
    “It’s Snooki’s fault!”

    Whose fault is it? I WOULD say it’s your fault, but you see, the game is rigged, just like the casinos in Las Vegas. No matter how hard you try to hit the jackpot, the house always wins. It’s designed for you not to get ahead. Education used to be the way out. Not anymore. Not with an $80,000 student loan debt chain around your neck.

    So, you might as well sit back and watch how the big wigs play. George Lucas recently sold his business, Lucasfilm Inc., to Walt Disney Corp. for $2 billion. Disney has proposed to make three more “Star Wars” films, completing the final trilogy. Rumor has it that Episode Seven will be called “When You Wish Upon a (Death) Star”. (ughhh, that was awful.)

    If you’re looking for someone to blame – blame the puppeteers behind the scenes who are pulling the strings on Obama, Romney, Congress, the Supreme Court, yada, yada. If your pockets are deep enough, you could literally buy anything. Wanna buy a little legislative power and influence? You got it!

    “Give me control over a nation’s currency, and I care not who makes its laws” – Amschel Rochschild

    Even the small players can participate, provided you have enough money. Bernie Madoff got away with it for awhile. Get busted for drunk driving? Murder? Buy yourself a legal “dream team”! Just ask O.J. Simpson. He’s in prison right now, but for a while, after he was acquitted of murder, he was spending months on the golf course looking for the “real killers” of his ex-wife and her friend. But be careful, you’re a little guy and you don’t have mega-billions. Get caught, and you’re spending some time in prison.

    So, why aren’t the “big boys” in prison as well? Why aren’t they indicted and convicted? Umm, because they’re “too big to prosecute”. That’s why.

    Our government has become a twisted version of the Golden Rule – whoever has the gold makes the rules. It’s happened to not only our Congress, but our judiciary branch and executive branch as well. They’re all bought and paid for. Wake up and smell the formaldehyde, people!!

    Now, I won’t go as far as to say that the U.S. is now a plutocracy… but “money makes the world go around, the world go around”… (Liza Minelli in “Carousel”, 1972)

  • chiller

    Looters are always there, they just wait for an opportunity. Don’t forget the 30 to 60 gallons of water inside your hot water heater and in the toilet tank…it all fresh water.

  • Steven Woeste

    Unfortunately, being prepared in a widespread emergency situation can cause you real trouble. You’ll be one of a very few who obviously has things, like electric lighting, food, water, gasoline, etc., and it won’t be very long before people notice, and come to you expecting to “share”. Of course, even if you give those who come something, it likely won’t be enough, and before long people will use force to take from you what they think is rightfully theirs.

    Perhaps I am too cynical, but the days where people rigorously practiced self-reliance and personal responsibility are long gone. Instead, most people look to others to save them, and if that doesn’t happen, then they’ll look to others to take what they have.

    So, while preparation is a good idea, practically, can you hold on to things you’ve stored up ahead of time?

  • Silverado

    While I feel sorry for everyone whose house got literally blown away or totally destroyed in the disaster, just how many actually fit that description? A relatively small number I’m sure. The rest are just people who had ample warning of what was coming and still did nothing to prepare. It boggles my mind that so many people don’t have more than 3 days food, especially when they know days in advance that a huge storm is coming. That’s some genius level stuff there! And guess what folks, their vote counts just as much as yours!

  • restoresoundmoney

    “Anarchy”? How does the situation described equal anarchy?

  • Paul

    CIVILISATION – an oxymoron?

  • Paul

    Why should I let officials into my home without a warrant in the first place? That’s sheer stupidity.

    Best: don’t stick out. Don’t appear to be rich, especially not in economic boom times. That’s the time to save money. Half for emergency and the other half for investment.

    Investment: cost saving heating system, insulation, proper foundation, insulating windows, stable safety door, which looks from the outside like all others in the neighborhood, de-molding, dehumidifying the basement, remove the soil outside the foundation and make the foundation watertight, replace the soil, install rainwater catchment systems and keep them clean.

    All these investments benefit yourself and the local economy.

  • Paul

    No supermarket in immediate area of housing estate? How stupid is that? Do they expect kids and pensioners and invalids all to drive?

    I live in one of the poorest neighborhoods. But there are 2 chain supermarkets within walking distance, and about 10 shops selling fruits, veggies and groceries. Plus a few butchers and cash and carries.

    I chose this place so I can go shopping when the snow blocks the road.

  • Paul

    I guess looters enjoy that your army and National Guard is in Iraq and Afghanistan and the seven seas to protect the profit of the oil companies.

  • lot more trouble

    As if natural disasters aren’t enough trouble, more people are going to lose their jobs before the end of the year, the month of November is starting off to be another round of blood bath job cuts.

    Even “poor” Martha Stewart can’t afford help these days.

    Martha Stewart Living announces layoffs, fewer magazines Laura Hazard Owen-13 hours ago
    Facing declining advertising pages and the need to emphasize digital as audiences turn away from print, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia …

    Cigna Earnings Surge; Layoffs Planned
    Wall Street Journal-17 hours ago
    Chief Executive David Cordani confirmed the layoffs, which are taking place … In one example, he said the layoffs would affect hundreds of …

    Sharp close to bankruptcy? minutes ago
    Restructuring measures have been announced seeing 5’000 layoffs over the next 6 months. Furthermore, Sharp plans to sell off global manufacturing facilities.

    St. Jude Medical cutting 500 jobs in another round of layoffs
    Minneapolis Star Tribune-11 hours ago
    St. Jude Medical said Thursday that it has laid off another 500 people as it restructures to deal with slumping sales of its heart devices. In August, St. Jude said it …

    Nearly 160 LAPD Job Cuts Possible Under City Hall Savings Plan
    Bell Gardens Sun-16 hours ago
    Beck said the layoffs would involve one police administrator III, a nutritionist, 10 secretaries, 81 senior clerk typists and 66 clerk typists. The positions were …

    Planned layoffs jump to five-month high in Oct: Challenger
    Reuters-21 hours ago
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – The number of planned layoffs by firms jumped 41.1 percent in October to the highest level in five months, although the number includes …

    People are so fed up with the constant fear of losing their jobs and given the harsh treatment that comes along with it that Hacker groups are attacking back at companies that lay them off.

    Anonymous Hackers Threaten Zynga Over Recent Layoffs
    SV411-16 hours ago
    Hackers associated with the group Anonymous have threatened Zynga for “outrageous treatment of their employees and their actions against many developers.” …

    Our government is keeping a tight lid on just how bad things are out there. One of the posters commented wait until Greek austerity measures comes to America…

    Then for sure all hell will break loose.

    • Michael

      Things are unraveling. I hope people are paying attention.


  • shropster

    For maximum effect for your charity giving, consider the Salvation Army. They do the jobs that the Red Cross is given credit for, and stretch their dollars further. They don’t have the highly paid bureaucracy that burdens the Red Cross.

  • Paul

    I believe in Germany, the Red Cross is waiting with packed suitcases so to speak, waiting for the call from America for help.
    Without that official call for help no foreign body can go into a sovereign country. Unless you are the US Army, of course.
    Ask them to put an aircraft carrier in front of New York and fly rescue missions from there. Should be easy. They are all paid from tax money.

  • Angry Man with two kids

    They weren’t just warned. These fools never do anything to help themselves.
    They are going to be hungry, defenseless, all they do is need, need, need, need. I have two 5 gallon tanks in my garage that I rotate on purpose to get to my bug out location. These are the same mother sucksers that make fun of all of us!!!!!!! The same fools who are anti gun and pro welfare. I’m sorry I don’t feel bad for them at all, stick your face into the dirty garbage you fool. While your at it I need a wife can I take yours. Just wait until a real collapse hits and red cross isn’t coming to help them. This is just the first week. What happens when food doesn’t return for three months or people really start shooting, raping, killing. It’s going to get ugly when this goes down. I buy preps each week, 1/3 of my food budget goes to preps. my family can hold off on tbone steaks to buy prep food.I don’t donate to churches or the red cross. My biggest charity are my preps.
    Rock on.

  • Jill

    What ever happened to personal responsibility?? It’s not like these people were not warned for several days that a HUGE storm was coming their way. Why did they not stock up on food and water to least a few weeks?? Now they are complaining and want the gov to fix it all with a magic wand. It’s the same every year. A hurricane or snow storm comes and people are surprised and unprepared. I just don’t get it…

    We have stocked up about 6 months worth of food and personal hygiene supplies. My best friend is a consultant for a company that sells freeze dried and dehydrated food at great prices. We love the food so much we use some of it every day, even without having an emergency. They sell everything from freeze dried mushrooms, freeze dried ground beef and even freeze dried cheese. No refrigeration needed and a shelf life of 25 years. The freeze dried fruit is unbelievably good. My daughters just eat it as a snack right out of the can. Anyway, … Just check it out Who knows what coming our way next. Natural disaster or TEOTWAWKI – it’s time to get prepared!

  • Barn cat

    These people went through the loss of power from Hurricane Irene. They knew this was coming but they obviously didn’t do enough to help themselves. After this is over I wonder if any of those people will prepare for the next disaster immediately. If it happened where I live I’d be just fine.

  • markthetruth

    Michael You “Warned us about this and it’s now reality”

    You called this back in your article about when trucks and car’s can’t get move the system will stop then chaos then collapse.

    Listen to Michael not the media they only jump on it when it’s to late and cause the people to panic and the problems to get worse.

    thanks to Michael
    I listen

    the end.

    • Michael

      Thank you for the kind words – unfortunately not everyone else is appreciating this article. 🙁


      • Eisenkreutz


        I check all of your three sites (wish you would consolidate) nightly. We cant thank you enough for providing this service and allowing all of us to share our knowledge with each other.

  • markthetruth

    And to: How stupid are we to think that after you break your back today you can run the marathon tomorrow. Our leaders are to blame for the aftermath of instant recovery!!!

    the end.

  • Praxis

    My wife and I went through this first hand in southern CT. Around my neighborhood, everyone was well prepared. We had been through last year’s hurricane and nor’easter. A week+ without modern amenities, twice. We learned the hard way but at least we knew each other and everyone helped when it was needed. (mostly help removing tree debris and making sure people had food/water)

    This time a week without power and water was a breeze.
    Last night we had grilled chicken and potatoes with canned gravy and a ton of thawing veggies since the freezers are dead all by a nice warm fire from last year’s down trees.
    Somehow I think the best living is some good food and games with neighbors around a fire trading stories.

    Anything less in such a situation is simply uncivilized. It’s so easy to get to know your neighbors and pool resources. I feel bad for haters, and I’m a recluse/hermit type person. No excuse.

    • Praxis

      Oh and go internet on phones! Not even the local ISP had power. (they do now but all the lines are down lol) Made for a lot of discussion about the damage around us when we could trade pictures of blown over trees and close calls with friends, especially loved ones in the metro area disaster. Also allows me to post this.

  • former Cal girl

    So sad what is happening along the cst. But does make one wonder what people were doing to prepare ? And the ones who did not heed the evac orders and now complain officials are not there. Those who are prepared must be very careful in these situations.

  • Patriot

    I knew this was coming…we can never witness a disaster without witnessing human nature in all its glory. The looters disguised as FEMA/Utility workers got me thinking about how many citizens in these areas are legally armed? Oh, that’s right New York and New Jersey are a couple of the most anti-gun, anti-2nd Amendment states in the union, aren’t they???

    I am always trying to wake up the anti-gun crowd to use their common sense and logic, ( if that is even possible), to logically think certain scenarios out. In a time of anarchy like this article describes, and what is most likely coming to a city near you in the very near future, and you had (2) options to choose from which one would you choose?

    1) Being in your home with no firearms, thus no way of defending yourself against ARMED looters and criminals. ( boys in blue will not protect you in this situation)


    2) Having a 12 gauge shotgun and a hand gun with plenty of ammo for both and knowing how to use said firearms. If there were roaming gangs of criminals with the intent of harming/robbing you, you could even have one of those “evil” “assault weapons” that the anti gunners and obummer seems to think only belongs on the battlefield.
    I say this because much too often, criminal gangs possess these very weapons (illegally), and having all that extra firepower could mean the differance between life and death.

    Just the mere presence of such a weapon would deter the vast majority of criminals and force them to move on the the next (unarmed) victim.

    Often, once a gun hating anti-gun citizen gets themselves face to face with a home invasion, armed robbery, etc. they often will change their tune about the right and their desire to possess a firearm for self defense.

    Unfortunetly, we are in a late hour here, and people need to wake up before it is too late. Criminals don’t regard the laws, and whoever gets into office, it really does not concern criminals, they will always have guns and will always seek out the weakest, unarmed people or location possible. The last thing they want, is someone shooting back at them.

    • Paul

      I ‘d choose the 3rd option. Save all that money on guns and ammo and go on vacation. If ****** happens, better be far away.

      • Paul

        China is a good place. Safe and secure. Just don’t drive at night. Need a new suit anyway, and new glasses. With the savings I can pay the flight already.

  • Jodi

    This is nothing compared to what an economic collapse is going to look like. Scary!

  • Alvin

    Toilet Bowl Liberal Government, when the SHTF run and hide ( campaign trip), blame someone else, steal money from people who produce and give to the useless and lazy to buy their vote.

  • Karen

    You need to go to accuweather and read and see what is happening to folks click on the articles about hurricane sandy and see the pictures and comments people send in 5 days with no power people freezing no food and it will only get worse when I was in the military I had the chance to go to survival school a three week course you should pay very close attention to these survival shows on tv and literally practice what they teach you everyone should know how to build a fire from scratch using no additives other than your know how to start with a great fire starter and a cheap one is Cotten balls get a large jar of petroleum jelly and to large bags of cotton balls take the Cotten balls and rub the petroleum jelly all over them don’t saturate them just enough to cover them put them in a large zip lock bag with your fire start small us a couple of Cotten balls with the jelly on the if the ground is wet us a piece of tree bark put two Cotten balls on the bark have you burning supplies ready first start with small twigs next larger ones than even larger ones have them ready before you start and always have a cigarette lighter on you put a small one in your wallet always have plenty of them on you place the smallest twigs on the Cotten balls in a pyramid style light the Cotten balls you will be amazing how they burn than take the next size twigs and lay them the same way the fire gets larger than use the next size go out and prefect this make and become perfect starting a fire practice makes perfect always have a backpack for each member of your family have it packed with what you will need to as they say bug out get out before all gets worse do not depend on the government as you see with sandy depend only on yourself and peanut butter has all the nutrients to survive on if that is all you can get this tips will help you get a tarp from wal mart they have them in the camping section a good make shift tent keep your fire of course away from the tarp but the warmth of the fire will warm up the tarp practice building a fire get outside and learn different ways to live in the woods it will help you soon day.

  • Just one more nail in our coffin, how many more nails can we take before it all comes crashing down?
    (Sandy was NOTHING compared to what’s about to hit the World!)

  • The E.Nigma

    Unfortunately, lessons will not be learned by far too many. It is much like taking your right hand and wishing really hard into it and taking your left hand and, well, you know. Guess which one will fill faster first? Far too many rely on others to do the work for them. The mindset of those individuals is hand out only. And their mindset will never be hand up. Self reliance, integrity, pride are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Far too many want the easy road. Luxuries include cable, internet, cell phones. Those with the hand out attitude believe they are entitlements. Quite sad. This epic event, which could have been far worse, is only proof. It is time they wake up and smell the coffee and realize you get what you put into it.

  • Traffix

    At one point this storm was 900 miles wide. Everyone was warned days in advance. Some people prepared. Some people left. Some peoples homes were barely touched and complained about having no food or water the day after the storm.

  • scott

    This is just a warm up for the things to come. The Bible calls it THE TIME OF SORROWS. Natural disasters is just a part of the punishment we will endure. Financial collapse can be found in the book of Revelation. Babylon( A merica) the great is fallen, is fallen. Also for in one hour so great riches are naught(nothing). Also famine and drought is a reoccurring mention. And they will die by the sword is a part as well. Prepping will not save you, but will keep you alive for a while longer to see the horrors to come. Jesus Christ and true repentance is the only answer. If you don’t believe in Gods wrath and power after Sandy, there will be plenty more destruction to convince you.

  • Karen

    Me again!!! Another thing you can do that is not expensive make your own jerky by using your oven buy some cheap meat and cut it in to strips put what ever spices you like on the meat using your oven and the oven rakes hang strips of meat on the rakes in your oven set the oven at 200 and let it dry out the meat takes most Of the day than you should vacuum seal them and you’ll have your own dry meat, acorns you can boil them a few times takes out the bitter taste and than eat them pine cones that have fallen to the ground have seeds in them you can eat them get you some iodine tablets use them with lake water or stream water or pond water you can use any type of iodine to purifier your water get some wire and learn how to snare rabbits and small game birds are good eating too you can eat a opossum an armadillo cook the armadillo in it own body shell cut out the fat raccoons are good eating these are things you can live on if in need.

    • Annette

      If you used punctuation, people might read what you wrote.

  • William

    An interesting example of being held accountable for poor decisions…….like living on the oceanfront, or living in NYC. Looks like the Big Apple is full of WORMS. Plenty of gas here at $3.22, and lots of TVA electricity at good rates. But, to the point……IF there is a true economic collapse in America, these days along the Jersey shore and in NYC will seem mild.

  • Washington

    November 2, 2012 by Gary DeMar Filed Under 2012 Election, Unions NJ Turns Away Non-Union Utility Workers from Alabama

  • Massapequan

    Posted yesterday from Massapequa Long Island and everything status quo here. Fortunately my family approx 5 miles north of our home had electricity restored yesterday (which is how I am online). The few gas stations that had fuel yesterday are now dry and closed. Red Cross in a middle / upper middle area of Seaford long Island gave out over 1,000 meals last night. People were in tears not having food at home and all stores in walking distance closed ( most cars south of Merrick road are either trapped on blocked streets or destroyed by flooding. My wife always purchases a little more each week at Costco so we have enough food and supplies (ie propane, toilet paper etc) to last a few weeks but many friends/family are suffering and its only day 5. Many people will not be able to bounce back quickly. Very sad and scary situation.

    • Michael

      Thank you for the update. I think most people out there don’t understand how bad things are getting in some of the hardest hit areas.

      Here are some more updates for the doubters…


    • John W.

      Five miles North of Massapequa should put them on one of the moraines that are the high points on Long Island. They should have had little or no flooding, not to mention that Long Island is a huge sand bar two thousand feet deep with great drainage. Not to have a few days food on hand is just retarded. That area of the Island is also pretty upscale which makes it even worse not being prepared as money should not have been an issue. just ******* stupid.

  • orbit7er

    Well my COMMUNITY has worked together to deal with the crisis and now there is serious talk about preparing solar and other options for the future. We opened our Community building which luckily had power and heat for all the community to recharge with games, coffee, shared food and heat. Because I have prepared my family for years we had little backup batteries which powered Led lights which we shared with our neighbors also without power to have a party playing parcheesi and music.

    What is ironic is that even if you have grid connected solar power which could provide power in these crises it is totally shut off and not even allowed to power your own residence or business.
    This needs to be changed…

    Community support is the answer and it needs to be built rather than paranoia and fear…

  • Wally Gator

    I don’t know how much stock people put into Alex Jones and the like but many things he says are proving true and are reported in the mainstream media like foreign troops training here in the US. DHS buying hundreds of millions of rounds of hollow point bullets. Are we headed toward Martial law? Will it be foreign military and not the US military enforcing it?

    I think the election might already have been decided. Obama wins. I do believe Obama is just a puppet being ordered by the global elite like Soros and others.

    I think shortly thereafter all citizens will be asked to turn in their guns.

    After the general populace is disarmed, the people in charge collapse the EURO and US economies. Implement Martial Law and start putting into place the new world order.

    Maybe it is all junk but look at a few facts:

    1. The US economy cannot sustain.
    2. Foreign troops are conducting operations in the US.
    3. DHS, SSA, NOAA and others are buying unprecedented amounts of ammo meant to kill and not for target practice.
    4. Hillary Clinton is attempting to push forward this NATO resolution to start the ball rolling on disarming the public.
    5. Military maneuvers being held in major cities.

    Prepare immediately as I believe time is getting very short.

    • Patriot

      They can “ask” all they want for armed citizens to hand in their guns. Americans have lost their “fight”. If that happens, we will see what Americans are made of. Will they sheepishly hand their lawfully owned guns over to some government/law inforcement that is disregarding their Constitutional freedom, ( a freedom bought with lots of Patriots blood), lose their freedom, and live in a communistic world?

      OR, will the people finally say “enough is enough” ???

      Only a short time more will tell.

  • Jeff

    I live in Jersey directly across the Hudson from midtown, and I assure you this article is pretty mindless scare mongering. Our community, West New York, has been absolutely safe and the people here have been nothing but supportive of each other. ZERO looting, and from what I can tell the incidents described in this are so rare they aren’t even on the radar screen. I take this as an instance of the author trying to dovetail this event into evidence of his apocalyptic vision of society. I don’t always disagree with his perceptions, but this time it’s totally useless and out of bounds. Worst of all is the link to Alex Jones’ site about the tweeting looters. This is such a profoundly vile expression of racism that it makes me sick.

  • Brad

    Michael, I have been reading your posts for a few months now and agree that you make many valid points about the concerning national debt, preparations, current problems, etc. I also agree that all Humans should prepare for problems and should keep extra essentials and personal protection items to soften the blow of things like Sandy. I also agree that the debt issue will result in a collapse at a certain point.

    BUT…your posts seem to be exaggerating to create excitement, buzz and fear amoung your readers. Although there are some problems/conflicts and isolated incidents happening because of Sandy chaos, it is hardly “anarchy”. 99% of the people are helping others and doing fine, while there is always some bad apples in every situation. You are always discounting the good side of America…creative solutions, general respect for life, and the fact that the bad news of the world is probably only .01% vs the 99.99% of general wellbeing in human activity.

    I like your collection of data and presentation and agree that these issues are serious and will cause severe long term problems, but you are going over the top in pleading your case that death and destruction are around the corner in every situation. How about addressing both the positives and the negatives to provide a more balanced report of the challenges? It would be nice to come to this site to get the whole story, not just the exaggerated drama.


    • Eisenkreutz

      You dont get it. The “goodwill towards men” crap only lasts as long as the supply chain. Humans are animals.

    • Modern Patriot

      Eisenkreutz is right on target here. Obviously, you and Jeff of the comment above yours are fortunate enough to live in a stable area. I imagine you and your neighbors are well enough off to have enough provision on hand and/or have had foresight to prepare to some extent.This is not the case in many areas. Considering the fact that the “standard” media outlets are notorious for not accurately reporting the facts concerning looting and violent crime in these situations it is not surprising that you would have such an unrealistic view of human nature. However, dozens of accounts of these very things will be encountered once you read through some of the comments in articles concerning the storm.

      What you must realize is just because you haven’t yet encountered it yet doesn’t lessen the reality of it’s existence. This article in no way represents “fear mongering” or any other similarly labeled catchphrase used so often by ignorant people who refuse to accept reality. On the other hand, it shows how in less than a week, an event which was forewarned and expected was nevertheless unprepared for, and as a result has highlighted the weakness in the just-in-time supply chain. It also demonstrates the gradual breakdown of social order as this supply dwindles. If you were in a bad area of town your opinions would be greatly different I would imagine. As so many commenters have pointed out, hungry people are desperate people and far too many get desperate long before they really get hungry.

      If you can’t extract the significance the author is demonstrating in this article in relation to the theme of this site, then you don’t see the big picture. Best of luck and God bless.

  • Bob Robertson

    There’s only one problem with this article, the use of the word “anarchy” when they actually mean “chaos”.

    Running out of gas and food is a signal that profits can be made moving product in quickly. Oh, wait, sorry, there are laws against “price gouging”, so it’s not worth moving the product in quickly.

    This is the chaos caused by govt regulation. Anarchy, the lack of govt regulation, would not have those problems. Shortages would quickly be filled, with the unprepared paying more, while the prepared do not. Just like the ant and the grasshopper.

    Anarchy would be a vast improvement to the chaos that FEMA and the other regulators cause.

  • K

    Good story, but nothing unexpected. Just like New Orleans, no sense of urgency. Why, once again mostly working people involved. If Staten Island had some Wall St. types living there. There would be more help there than you can imagine. Some of the people on this board, keep trying to tell me, there is some very decent rich people. Well where are they? People like Bloomberg, Trump, and many others could already have choppers dropping supplies to people in need. They would not even miss the money. I do not see them doing it. Sorry, they are the greedy bastards, I always thought they were. And yes, people should be able to take care of themselves. But some just can not. This storm affected me too. I just had as much snow dropped on me, as the usual amount for a whole winter. Yes, I am just fine, and so are all my neighbors. But all of us, are not that lucky.

  • Incriminally Sane

    The Goodwill and Red Cross are owned by a company called Lucis Trust with Dick Chaney as part owner and on the board of directors so when you donate to these organisations you are feeding the wallets of the very rich and the people who require the help from these companies will find that theGoodwill and Red Cross are for profit and helping people costs money so just how much help do you think you will get.

    • Eisenkreutz

      Exactly. Charity is a rip-off like I always tried to tell people.

  • Shoot looters on sight. Period. Katrina was my wake up call. Post 9/11 and Katrina our world changed forever. Please know that you can’t rely on others to provide for you during a crisis. Do whatever you can to prepare you family for a major catastrophic event. My heart and prayers go out to the storm affected people.

    • das

      Shoot all looters before election day, caus you know they are not voting for Mitt.

  • Doug

    Where’s my NANNY!!!! WHAAAAAAA!!!!

    • 007

      I’m all broken up over these whiney New yorkers bitching about their 3rd homes not having electricity. Most other states faced much worse last year and these snobs could have cared less.

      I say just call Obama and big government for the your help. This is supposed to be a wonderful example of big government at it’s best. In the meantime, socialists, be warm and be filled.

    • Dezmo


    • Silverbug

      It is getting incredibly bad there. Bloomberg is not doing too well.

      • Optimistic Pessimist

        Thanks for the link. Also saw another video of Peter Schiff on you tube titled: Democrats: Let’s ban profits! where he poses as a Liberal at the Democrat Convention and asks many of them if they favour banning profits.

        It is sad how so many people don’t realise that those profits are reinvested either in that business or in others or in the real economy not just being kept by the fat cats.


  • uncurable wound

    Michael is this what we have become?
    Banks own the Police!
    How many people have lost their homes?
    How many bankers have went to jail-0

    • Michael

      Things are really starting to get crazy out there.


    • … some people (liberals) don’t have the common sense to realize that if you don’t pay your bills , you loose the property ! Trying to play the , ” VICTIM CARD ” because of federal assistance programs . GET OFF YOUR ASS …!

  • DownWithLibs

    In Bridgeport, CT, employees with United Illuminating – the local power company – are being pelted with eggs and other garbage because the locals feel that there response was too slow. The workers report that they don’t feel safe.

    Take a good long look people. Here is your “Collapse” preview. I’m starting to think that the thin veneer between man and animal is very much eroding. Brace yourselves. Arm yourselves. It’s coming!!!!

    • Bill

      you cant arm yourselves the Northeast cities like New York, N.J., Mass. have strict gun laws and there citizens cant buy handguns, only the criminals have the guns. as for Conn. it used to okay to own but even they have corrupted the gun laws and made virtually impossible for you to carry under such stupidity. hey people its time to clean out the vermin in government and that is liberal Khazar Jews and just plain ols stupid liberal whites.

      • Paul

        In England even the regular police has no guns. And they don’t want guns. As this would encourage the criminals getting guns.

    • John W.

      Ever been to Bridgeport? These people would act like this any time for any reason. On par with camden.

    • JW

      How about the union power company workers yelling and cursing at non-union electrical workers from Alabama, calling them scabs and telling them to go home after they travelled all those miles to help. Brilliant! No doubt union Obama voters all…

  • dirtydog1776

    Don’t worry…..Obama will smote the waters with his mighty staff, turn water into wine, feed the multitudes with a few fish and loaves of bread and give everyone a free cell phone. It will only cost us $2 trillion dollars.

    While I feel sorry for those hit hard by this disaster, I wonder how many people actually worked to prepare for this emergency and how many believed that they had to do nothing and just wait for the government to come to their aid?

    Probably the same amount of people who spend all their money as fast as it comes in and never put anything aside for a rainy day.

  • fedup

    Two thirds of new jobs under Obama goes to immigrants! Where is the outrage???

  • I say if you believe in Jesus Christ as your ‘Savior’ and not just as a ‘Prophet, or Rabbi’, you’re good to go to ‘HEAVEN.’. Cease your sinning immediately, follow your heart’s instruction and be sure that ‘SATAN’ and his ‘Demons’ are doing everything, like the Muslim JiHadists, to take not just your life, but your soul as well. God is ‘Loving’ Allah is ‘Strict and Charitable’ to those who only believe in Him. However if you wish to get salvation for ‘Free’ go to Jesus as your ‘Christ’ and ‘SAVIOR.’

    • Tom

      I just confess all of my sins to Jesus.I may be dying of cancer.

      • MacWilson

        Oh, I am so sorry to hear you may have cancer — just recently lost my mom in law.

      • phelps

        Sorry to hear about the cancer Tom. I’ve lost some good friends and relatives to cancer. My wife is a survivor. I know it is hard, but don’t give up and keep fighting. Just ask God for the strength to accept whatever comes your way, which I hope is all the best.

        If you can find some marijuana, get it. It will help you sleep and eat.

      • Modern Patriot

        Hi friend, sorry to hear you’re in ill health, will definitely keep you in the prayers. Getting to know Jesus will give you the strength you need to pull through. One of the things Jesus said repeatedly in the New Testament was “he who have ears to hear let him hear” which has significance on many levels one of which I certainly believe to be is that of keeping an open mind.

        I highly recommend you go to google and research some of the following topics which will give you some weapons in your battle against ill health, particularly cancer: Vitamin C IV therapy, H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide) therapy (both oral and IV), glutathione and it’s correlation with cancer and other disease, also read up on information concerning diets for combating cancer especially those including raw food anti-oxidant rich foods especially broccoli which has powerful anti-cancer properties. You may very well find useful information regarding your specific condition in the realm of orthomolecular medicine theory. And lastly, search for herbal compounds with anti-cancer potential, there are many which have shown promise (don’t forget to include garlic in this research). Also, see if you can find an ND or an MD or DO who is open to alternative treatments and seek their opinion if at all possible. Unfortunately, most MD’s seem to be ignorant when it comes to natural medicine.

        The good Lord has given us the tools to maintain our bodies as well as heal them, at least that is my humble opinion. I would be more than happy to send you a collection of links and pdf files concerning alternative treatments, maybe Michael can help us get in touch without broadcasting our emails on here. Anyhow, best wishes and God bless!

  • Witness the End


  • You really need to get ready,
    fill the tub with water if you can.
    get a big dog, you may need to eat it later
    trust no-one

    • rottie1


      • mark

        Obama did!

      • JW

        A little levity – Why did Romney put his dog on the roof of his car? So Obama wouldn’t eat it!

    • OldestFart


  • Nancy

    I haven’t heard any yelping from the left on how badly this administration is handling this situation (ie, like during Katrina with Bush in charge). When there is no way to get in or out once the storm hit, they expect them to still come save them. He actually showed up in the Situation Room to get a photo-op to look like he was in charge (like during Osama killing … unlike the massacre of our 4 Americans in Libya).

    Obama was doing photo-ops in NJ (have you noticed he hasn’t taken off his “Commander in Chief” leather jacket since left NJ – someone must have told him he looks “presidential” in it) for his fans and striking a tough pose saying “we will do everything to help the people in NJ and NY” – two very blue states. When Nashville flooded a few years ago, Obama and his crew were … silent … very red state. We weren’t worth his time. To tell you the truth, I’m glad he stayed out, he would have made a mess of things and I don’t like his stench he would have left. Tennesseeans just kept quiet and took care of things on their own.

    I’ve noticed the people who are screaming “help me” – well Chris Christie and others told them to GET OUT and they had days to make a decision – stay and prep by getting food and whatever they neeed or get out. They did neither and now they are complaining.

  • TheRandyGuy

    This storm was not a surprise, so why didn’t the government PREPOSITION relief supplies and equipment close to NY/NJ? If Katrina was Bush’s fault, why isn’t this Obama’s? If/when the fit hits the shan, those of us who have prepared won’t be surprised.

  • TMK

    I know it is bad, but until they are out of power for 3 weeks or more like it was with Katrina on the MS Gulf Coast (and yes not New Orleans). Whenever you heard Katrina people always think New Orleans, well MS Gulf Coast (you know the land mass between New Orleans and Mobile) when Katrina did a direct hit here we picked ourselves up cleaned up and continued, that is why you never heard about the MS Gulf Coast with Katrina b/c we did not waiting around for the Government to take care of us like New Orleans. There was NO HOMES left on the coast down here after Katrina (so no pictures to pick thru nothing, everything washed away). I know this sounds cold but it is not the Governments place to fix your home or feed you.

  • Best wake up article yet!

    • Orange Jean

      Agreed! Even if it doesn’t happen like this everywhere, it is prudent to prep as if it could.

  • El Pollo de Oro

    Michael T. Snyder writes: “Our economy is a complete and total mess right now, and things are going to get a whole lot worse. When unemployment starts skyrocketing again and large segments of the population realize that there is no hope for a turnaround, many of them are going to totally give in to despair and become very desperate, as we are seeing along the Jersey Shore and on Long Island right now, desperate people do desperate things.” I couldn’t agree more.

    For a long time, I’ve been saying that The Banana Republic of America has been in a depression since September 2008 and that the depression is going to get much worse—worse, in fact, than the Great Depression of the 1930s. When that happens, all hell will break loose. Huge chunks of the BRA population will find themselves living in Third World squalor, and they will do desperate things in order to survive: kidnapping, carjacking, armed robbery, violent home invasions. The BRA will become as dangerous as Honduras, Guatemala or Papua New Guinea. But all this economic misery around the world will not only lead to extreme crime—it will also give birth to extremist political movements. For example, libertarian Justin Raimondo of has correctly observed that the economic hell in Greece could have dire consequences:

    “Greece, the most extreme case of economic implosion, is showcasing the looming threat. With more than 25% unemployment (twice that among the young), and the complete collapse of the country’s most basic institutions, an openly fascist political party is moving to fill the gap. ‘Golden Dawn’ is quite explicit about its ideological antecedents: their symbol is the Greek version of a swastika.”—Justin Raimondo

    Nigel Farage, leader of the UK’s libertarian UK Independence Party, has had this to say about Greece when he addressed the banksters and the European parliament:

    “Greece is being driven into the ground, and I think, frankly, that when it comes to chaos, you ain’t seen nothing yet. These policies are driving Greece toward a revolution. They need to be set free. If they don’t get the drachma back, you will be responsible for something truly, truly horrible.”—Nigel Farage

    And what applies to Greece also applies to the BRA, Spain and other UN-developing countries where millions of formerly middle class people are being shoved into poverty and desperation. Hunger and extreme poverty will lead to extreme crime and extremist political movements.

    “The United States has collapsed economically, socially, politically, legally, constitutionally, and environmentally.”—Paul Craig Roberts

    “We’re getting ready to face a really big crisis, even bigger than the World War II Generation.” —Alex Jones

    “Brace yourself. The American empire is over. And the descent is going to be horrifying.”—Chris Hedges

    “This country is a boiling cauldron of hatred and anger, and all it is going to take is just the right ‘spark’ to cause all of this hatred and anger to absolutely explode.”—Michael T. Snyder

    “In America, the problem is that interest rates are too low. They have to go up. We can’t have an economy with interest rates at zero. If the Fed lets interest rates go up, we have to realize that we will have a deeper recession. We have to realize that banks are going to fail.”—Peter Schiff

    “You will see states around the country start to go bankrupt. My leading contenders now are New Jersey and Illinois. California could be right up there. You will see tens and perhaps hundreds of thousands of state employees laid off and fired. You will see pension funds disappeared overnight. You will see wages lowered. You will see much more civil unrest in this country.”—Michael Ruppert

    “If our research is right, Americans will have to make some tough choices on how they’ll go about surviving when basic necessities become nearly unaffordable and the economy becomes dangerously unstable.”—Keith Fitz-Gerald, Chief Investment Strategist for the Money Map Press

    “If you’ve studied Rome, you know that wealthy nations do collapse into Third World squalor when they allow their currency to be debased.”—Alex Jones

    “There are two Americas today. One is swimming in money and is seemingly more prosperous than ever. The other America is a complete and total economic nightmare.” —Michael T. Snyder

    “I call them GC’s three Gs: guns, gold and a getaway plan.”—Gerald Celente

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

    And the blood will definitely flow…..and flow, and flow. Get ready for the Greatest Depression (as Signore Celente calls it), and get ready for World War III. These are dark and perilous times for parts of Europe and for The Banana Republic of America, land of the corrupt and home of the desperate.

    • Paul

      that the Americans are the cause of hate and anger is not new.

  • Me

    How are those nuclear reactors doing?

    People are gonna be people, Katrina should have woke them up but it didn’t. What are you gonna do?

    However… RADIOACTIVE people is a different story entirely.

    That whole situation’s under control now… right?

    • Paul

      at least they are active now.

  • NavyBrat

    This is BAD news for Obama. When things get this far out of control, people tend to vote for change – if they can even make it to the polling station.
    Look for Obama to CANCEL the elections due to “National Emergency”.

    • James

      You are so right. Your homeless, go vote. You just lost a loved one, go vote. You have no food or clothing, go vote. Yeah, like people are going to be concerned about who is in charge of the government for the next four years when they don’t have a place to go, food to eat or clothes to wear. We will know in a couple of days if it is cancelled until thins are restored. Since man can now manipulate the weather and cause these terrible disasters, I woundn’t put it past those in obamas camp to have caused this just to keep him from losing his place in the WH. What better people to do it to then those that live in that area of the country, because they didn’t rise up and get to the bottom of what happened on 9/11 and left it off to what the government report said. A bunch of lies and they are going to believe this was an action of mother nature. Yeah, right.


      • Wait….

        Are you suggesting the government caused Hurricane Sandy on purpose, in order to influence the outcome of the election? That’s hilarious at best. Of all the WAG’s I’ve seen that has to be tops of the list. WOW.


  • Sclund81

    The otherwise good information had this serious flaw, Your headline equates “Anarchy” with chaos. Anarchy just means “No rulers”. The chaos in the path of the storm is due to an over reliance on rulers to make things better and fix things. A better headline would have been: “Storm reveals the futility of relying on government”, or something similar.

    • Paul

      I chaos theory chaos means creativity, while order means stagnation.

  • Rodster

    Can you imagine the societal meltdown when the global economic collapse comes about. Based on what we have seen in NYC, it won’t be a pretty site.

    So the NYC Marathon is scheduled to take place while not to far from the site is pure devastation. Add insult to injury there are several diesel generators that can each power 400 homes but the Mayor decided it’s better suited to the media covering the event.

    And you want to know why you never want to rely on the Gubmint for ANYTHING !????

    Makes me sick how awful and cruel politicians are. 😡


      Actually for a short while it will be chaos. But if you look closer and see the acts of good will and working together and humanity, that is an indication of what will happen.
      For a person who is focused on the good things that will happen during a collapse, this storm only proves that mankind will prevail and we will work together.
      Those who live in fear and hatred of their brothers and sisters and hide behind their selfish stockpile of food and guns and will be the ones who lose in the end.
      Those who choose to create fear will be the first to go down.
      Of that i am confident. Welcome to the beginning of the return of the ‘christ consciousness.’

  • Bailey

    That is what happens when you do not stock up, I live in Hawaii and understand the need to be prepared although some people here still do not understand or care to stock up…So to me it is a wonder so many people still believe in the government helping, charities helping, neighbors helping, stores being charitable and giving stuff away when in reality none of these things a likely only a small percentage help but yet we have millions upon millions of people who think they do not have to worry because some one will always be there to help… I do not and have not told people I stockpile if I do online I do not give my full name or real name…

    • chunkeroo


      Apathy is rampant here…. its local style. The laid-back attitude.

      We have 7 days supply of food in Oahu. And I heard it is ILLEGAL to stockpile more than 2 weeks supply.

    • I left Hawaii years ago, I still have family there. I will NEVER go back. Talk about a death trap if the SHTF.

      Good luck getting off of the island when it turns itself inside out.


    • Annette

      Bailey, I think you are smart. We don’t tell people that we stockpile, either. We do not dress as if we have any money, and I go without my dentures. I look pathetic, and I know that no one who sees me thinks I have any money, guns or ammo. Who would you knock over if you had to? Your first thoughts would go to who you know has something that you need. You don’t get callers if they don’t know what you got. Glad someone like you posted about keeping your yaps shut!

  • Deborah

    Here on Long Island it is worse than we thought it would be. I do want to say that people in the communities have come together to help each other. Human decency has prevailed at least in my suffolk county area. I pray that people are able to get through these hard times and help each other. We truly need miracles right now.

    • Michael


      Thanks for sharing that, and please keep us updated.

      Meanwhile, while people are rummaging through garbage dumpsters for food, Obama is in Vegas posing for pictures with Eva Longoria and doing some last minute campaigning…


      • 007

        Yep, while the Northeast struggles with life and death issues, Obama has returned to his negative “Romnesia” campaign. I hope that the northeast appreciates that Obama has returned to his knife fight. What more do they want. He did at least visit and have his picture made in the situation room. That is more than the people in Bengazi got.

      • Deborah

        I heard and this and it literally brought me to tears. It is so painful to realize that evil people are running our society. Pure evil. I am officially a changed person.

        Btw, my family and I were spared, we are ok now with power, but our souls are aching. Many of our friends and family are suffering. God was good to us so that we can now be good to others. That is our daily plan but lack of fuel stops us. Thanks for being so informative to the rest of the WORLD. All should know the evil of the US government.

        Bless you Michael.

        • Michael

          May you and your family be blessed as well Deborah.


    • John W.

      I remember as a kid living in Bohemia/Ronkonkoma and a couple of hurricanes hit. Made a mess, flooded everything but no one went nuts. Of course back then it was mostly woods and farms. We even had a real ice box with a block of ice(really sucked as did the outhouse). A trip to Smithtown was a big deal. Times have changed as have the people.

  • Preppernoob

    Some gas stations in northern Ohio are even out of unleaded. There are no lines, just a few people trying to get gas for their generators.

  • Awake

    I watched the news last night and they were doing a fluff bit on prepping for disaster. Batteries, cell thing charger and the importance of communication. YIPES! Nothing about maintaining 98.6 degrees, Water or Food in that order. #1 priority is to survive. Improvement on the situation will take up the rest of the time. And when power, gas, food, water and shelter are available, turn on the tube ans see who is taking the credit. Remember the people who really kept yer A alive. THAT’S A LEADER!!!

  • Chemgal

    Obummer doesn’t get blamed because the corporate media (now, due to mergers, down to about 6 companies instead of the 40-50 years ago)are totally in the bag for him, thanks to years of programming in state schools and universities by the New Left, who infiltrated all important institutions years ago (Obummer’s BFF and ghostwriter, Bill Ayers, was head of the Weather Underground [a clearly Communist organization], lobbed bombs at the Pentagon and Capitol Building, and his case was discharged for procedural reasons; he then taught for years at a university in Chicago). I am old enough to remember the TV ad featuring Nikita Krushchev banging his shoe on a table and menacing, via translation, “We will bury you.” I’m afraid that he may well have been right. Various Utube videos of Russian defectors, formerly KGB, indicate that they did indeed have a long term plan, of which infiltration and subversion were only a few features–they indicate that the “fall” of the Soviet Union was a partial ruse as well, designed to allow them to restock first monetary resources, then rebuild the military with modern equipment, shared by the West via diplomatic outreach. We even hold joint training in field events now, on our soil.

  • This article appears to make an ignorant and grandiose misuse of the word ANARCHY. Look it up before you use it. Or make yourself look totally and completely stupid.

    The German philosopher Immanuel Kant treated “Anarchy” in his Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View as consisting of “Law and Freedom without Force”. Thus, for Kant, anarchy falls short of being a true civil state because the law is only an “empty recommendation” if force is not included to make this law efficacious. For there to be such a state, force must be included while law and freedom are maintained, a state which Kant calls republic.[51][52]

    As summary Kant named these four kinds of government:

    A Law And Freedom without Violence (Anarchy)
    B Law And Violence without Freedom (Despotism)
    C Violence without Freedom And Law (Barbarism)
    D Violence with Freedom And Law (Republic)

    • Patriot

      You are rebuking the author based on a germam philiosophers view on anarchy? Are you kidding me?

    • SD

      Johnny you make yourself look totally and completely stupid.
      Definition of anarchy
      [mass noun]
      1a state of disorder due to absence or non-recognition of authority or other controlling systems:
      he must ensure public order in a country threatened with anarchy
      2absence of government and absolute freedom of the individual, regarded as a political ideal.

      Sounds to me the blogger is right on target.

    • jaxon64

      Kant was a hack..just like Kierkegard, Voltaire, and on a humanistic level Freud, Piaget and liberals ad nauseum..

      Anarchy in its most base definition is ” no law, no leadership”; All of the enlightened, pipe smoking, cardigan wearing elitist thinkers aside–the usage in this instance is actually quite apt.

    • marissa

      Too late. I’ve been reading the comments tonight and they’re already sounding stupid! Time to sign off until people calm dowm and start using the thinking side of their brains.

  • GSOB

    Man lives a brutish existence.

    • OldestFart

      This’ the end…

  • Witness-311

    “and there have been other reports of roaming gangs of criminals posing as officials from FEMA or Con Edison and then robbing families at gunpoint once they have gained entrance into their homes.”

    Most likely, they ARE officals from FEMA & Con Edison “doing my job”, as that fat police sow said in New Orealn back in 2005.

  • GA

    Another perfect example of why we should not rely on anybody else for our own survival. If a person is suffering due to their own lack of preparedness then they have nobody to blame but themselves. The sweat and effort you place into your preparedness now will dictate your existence when crisis comes. Learn basic preparedness and survival strategies at educate yourself and learn new skills. Prepare physically, mentally, and spiritually before crisis comes your way.

  • Mad Max

    Our present form government and economic system aren’t able to deal with this level of disruption let alone what’s coming. We deserve what we get for our own ignorance, greed and selfishness. Just because it hasn’t happen to you yet isn’t an excuse to remain catatonic.

    OsiXs (Common Sense 3.1)

  • Jammin Jimmy

    Tell me how all your prepping will help when your house and its contents are floating out to sea? How much will your prepping help when a tornado takes all your things and drops them in the state next door? How about a wild fire burning up all your supplies? It is good to always have a few things in the pantry, some cash on hand, and a gun with ammo, but those things could easily go bye bye. Need a gun? Do what the criminals do-they get one illegally. Get a source of heat-wood. Have some food and other things so that you do not have to leave your house during the mad rush for supplies. Trust in God for all else.

    • Paul

      Proper prepping starts with a sound foundation.

      A pretty wallpaper is just like a pretty hot air balloon.

      Having lots of supplies in a wooden shed in a storm and flood area is not prepping, it’s wasting.

      So, first have the ground analyzed and then choose the foundation of your house based on that geological survey and expected weather plus a safety factor. And if scientists tell us there will be more and heavier storms and floods in the future, then I better put a bit more steel and concrete into that foundation, and maybe use some pile driving.

    • Jammin Jimmy-

      You are correct when a storm pulls your home off its foundation and obliterates it (and everything inside) there is nothing you can do. Still yet, many preppers would have been able to get out of their homes prior to (read: Bugout) with enough supplies to keep them sustained for a week or more, in addition to having all of their sensitive items on hand. Things like backups of hard drives, personal information, birth certificates and ID cards. Much better to be in that position than standing in line for 8 hours for gas, shivering in the cold and looking for a place to sleep because your home (and everything inside) is gone.

      Here’s a good article I made recently:



  • pranah

    I was vacationing in NYC two days before the storm hit. We didn’t even know about it until we heard the news on the radio in the taxi on the way to our hotel. We got on the phone the next morning and managed to book the last two seats out of town on Delta, departing LaGuardia at 6 AM Sunday. I talked to a number of New Yorkers–hotel staff, restaurant staff, the friend we were visiting, people on the street–and not ONE of them were taking the approaching storm particularly seriously. I was astounded! All over the news, Chris Christie was exhorting people to prepare and the Weather Channel people did the same. The news was VERY scary, and yet these relatively random New Yorkers I spoke with seemed to be blowing it all off. I think, to be fair, that the working folks weren’t watching that much news because they were just working so damn much. But geez Louise! It was crazy. We bought extra food, water and batteries for our friend and forced her to accept the stuff, which she did, thank God. (She lives in Midtown Manhattan and has written that amazingly her immediate area didn’t sustain any damage–though the dangling crane is only a couple blocks from her.)

    We left the hotel at 4 AM and the scene at LaGuardia was like an evacuation scene in a disaster movie. The place was packed, little kids everywhere, people just shoving their things through the scanners, the adults all very serious, the staff exhausted–on the flight out, the cabin was dark (as per night protocol), kids and babies were crying, there was turbulence, people vomiting–long layover in Detroit before we finally got home. Whew! I was never in my life so glad to see my front door as I was that day.

  • Paul

    There is this definition of communism we were taught in school. It consists of two parts. The first part is:

    Everybody contributes according to his ability.

    The 2nd part:

    Then everybody gets according to his needs.

    Interesting that so many people here readily subscribe to the first part. Does this make preppers half communist?
    Never mind.
    Continue to fear and fight communism as the government and CIA and the mainstream media tell you.
    Then you will be a good citizen.

    • jaxon64

      again your short-sightedness and over simplifications.

      When conservatives speak of ” everybody contributes according to his ability” we are talking about a voluntary contribution made by compassionate people looking out for their fellow man.

      When communists say this, they are speaking about government confiscating from those who have and redistributing it according to whom they deem in need. Come on Paul, you are not an unintelligent individual. Don’t post such silly, childish conclusions.

      You know your assertions are just silly, why bother even saying such inane comments. Are you trolling or trying to draw someone’s ire?

      PS: –Karl Marx’s central ideology was a controlling government who MANDATED and CONTROLLED the ” from each according to his means, to each according to his needs.” However it never works because there always ends up much greater needs than means. I like Thatcher’s thinking better: “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.”

    • watchermax

      So, like the Ant and the Grasshopper fable. The ant should harvest and prepare according to his ability, while the grasshopper sits on it ass. Ants PREPARE for they KNOW that winter is coming. THE SECOND PART; Gov’t mandates all food to be communal. There is not enough. Yet the govt lets the grasshoppers eat till there is nothing left. ALL starve. The next spring there is a bare lifeless patch where once a whole ecosystem thrived. Who ever you are, you cannot hide the fact that communist governments have have murdered more than 120 million people. May God have mercy on your soul for spreading your vile disimulations

  • the glorious hopetopia collective

    Meet me at the Foot Locker for some looting redistribution comrades!

  • Orange Jean

    I am saddened to see how little patience so many people have. FOUR days, and they’re already angry and acting like mobs?

    Whatever did they expect, knowing in advance a bad storm was coming?! It’s not like they don’t ever have bad storms in New York and New Jersey. Blizzards can have the same effect, and are much colder and you can freeze. But why have no patience and understanding of the fact that it takes time to get the power back on and to get supplies into a place?

    I do know it can be frustrating if you lose power, and it can be hard (and yes, dangerous) in winter if you start getting cold… but fortunately it’s not in the dead of winter yet. You get tired of eating cold food, if you don’t have the resources to build a fire or grill, but cereal and sandwiches and stuff like that are things you can get by on if you need to. Throwing eggs and getting violent at the same guys who are there to fix your electric system? Makes no sense to me!!

    Just for the record, I’ve been without power for as long and sometimes much longer than that. Been without power for a few days during a blizzard. Been stuck in the house for weeks (blizzard of ’76) and had to live off my stored food. Recently, lost power for four days last year during Irene, which I found more peaceful than anything. Lost power for 2 weeks back in 2003 after a major wildfire; a bit frustrating because I lost all the food in my fridge… and I got scared and wanted nothing more to get back to someplace where I had family… but I didn’t get angry about it. Years ago, I lived for almost 4 months in a little tent on an island off the coast of Maine… one summer when my son was a baby, when I was broke. But I remember those times with some degree of fondness. And I remember neighbors helping neighbors, people sharing what they had.

    I also went for years without a car (got my first car at 38)… there are alternatives (walking for one, bikes for another) if there is no public transportation (and it seems like in most places they have gotten that back to some degree).

    During those hard times I do not remember ever getting angry as a response to loss of power … frustrated, yes (and cold if it happened in winter); wishing the power would come back, yes… but angry? No. Is it just me, am I really that weird, thinking like that?

    Or is it because we, as a society, have become too dependent on electronic devices? I suspect that may be the case… with young people especially not learning to be patient because they’ve grown up getting “instant” everything.

    So, yes… it is frightening to see what we’ve come to.

    Now I’ve also gone hungry… and THAT is the one thing that I know will flare tempers and turn people into animals quicker than anything, and I think legitimately so. So, stock up… whatever else you do!

    • Mondobeyondo

      It’s been said that an empty stomach is the most powerful motivating force in the world. Because people will do literally anything to eat.

      (Hint to Obama and Romney: Want our votes? Promise us a square meal every day…LOL)

    • Paul

      There are sick people all over the world.

    • gemismom

      I live here on long island.. and now, it’s been a week without electricity.. yes, I am on the ‘net right now.. got a lil old generator last year at a gov’t auction and we can get lights, the ‘net, tv.. for a few hours a day.. nothing much more because of the power …

      We have never had a hurricane like this IN MY LIFETIME!!! The last one was in 1938 … and yes, we have been warned of another one like it.. (this is not because of global warming.. and climate change.. well -CLIMATE CHANGE IS CONSTANTLY HAPPENING- we go in and out of ICE AGES over the ages!!!) Anyhoo… I had been watching this storm.. when it was down in the carribean area.. large and unformed.. very large.. but late OCTOBER??? very late for hurricanes and very rarely do they come up to the NY area, most disapate or go out to sea before hitting us..

      But as for preparing… yes, we all went out and TRIED TO BUY SUPPLIES.. but, many stores were out of them… and yes, some of those ‘independent stores’ raised prices…..

      But, how do you prepare for FLOODING???

      As for mobs, and people acting like animals… please… people … this is the act of a few moronic idiots… The city has 8 MILLION RESIDENTS.. NASSAU AND SUFFOLK COUNTIES-which make up long island-have a total of 2 milliion residents.. New Jersey, it is estimated to have a little below 9 million residents… and I haven’t added in Coastal CT.. or Westchester and other counties of NY.. So, we are talking about what? almost 20 MILLION PEOPLE and yes, you are hearing about disgusting acts of violence.. but, individual acts and not in great numbers.

      The violence…
      AT GAS STATIONS=I am disabled, so my husband and son have done the ‘waiting on gas lines’ but, they have waiting patiently for 3,4 hours twice this week.. (mainly getting gas for the generator, husband returned to work today.. no work before then)..
      The gas stations around me,

      BUT HAVE RUN OUT OF GAS! (more then half the gas stations on long island do not have power..

      and the other problem was -NO DELIVERIES-
      AS FOR THAT..
      try to follow this,I dont really understand it either-

      We had the explanation that gasoline coming into the port of new york was DELAYED for 5 days…there were those ‘cargo’ containers in the harbor, and they were not secure (???) and until they were secure (not sure where, this was said by Gov. Cuomo), no ships could enter the port. Which was like 3am friday. then yada yada yada… and WE STILL HAVE GAS LINES and gas shortages at the gas stations but fear not new yorkers ‘we are going to give you ’10 GALLONS OF FREE GAS!!!!!!!’

      Anyhoo… the 2 times they, my husband and son were waiting forever in line, there were no problems, but I passed the same stations other times and the police were there…both times I KNOW were because of people who felt that they did not have to wait like the others on line.. and just tried to slip, NO DRIVE RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE PUMPS while 200 cars are waiting behind them!!! Okay, there are dim bulbs out there in the world who did not ‘see’ the line, and they wERE VERY QUICKLY CORRECTED and went on their way.. NO, i AM TALKING ABOUT ones who KNEW, were told to get in the back of the line AND STILL TRIED TO PUSH AHEAD. I heard of guns being pulled at one station, violence, etc. Must be something when I drive around and see police at different stations. but again, it is the few idiots….

      traffic lights of course, are non existant right now… and driving to my Dr. on thursday, on a main road, was . well, an experience… (I have post tramatic syndrome from a bad accident and well…) There was traffic in same areas.. and most people behaved like CIVILIZED HUMAN BEINGS… People were cautious and most, when they, I came to intersections… were very cautious. and it seemed that people developed a ‘rhythym’ of letting groups go in one direction and stopping and then the other direction… but…you would get an A HOLE jumping out, not willing to PLAY NICE TRYING TO KILL HIMSELF AND OTHERS…you would think it would be younger drivers, but no, the majority of them caught on quick enough… It was the same type not willing to wait at a gas station…

      Or on line at a grocery store open or anywhere else…….

      We have NOT SEEN ANYONE OF POLITICAL IMPORTANCE ON LONG ISLAND. FEMA-they originally opened an office in Nassau county in the town of Garden City-far away from the damage, and where no one who had no power and no home could know about or get too. We are tired, angry and afraid, some, rightfuly more then others. but most of us are not acting like lunitics.

      You will see on tv signs made by people (I saw some in the rockaways, staten Island) that they will kill anyone who tresspasses, etc. these people are really angry, really afraid, they have little to nothing left and are trying to protect this little bit.. NO ONE FROM THE OUTSIDE IS THERE TO HELP.. neighbors are there,,, but.. no one else… and gettin a legal gun in New york city??? thousands of dollars, that is why you see CROSSBOWS, MACHETES, ETC.


      AND yes, I am well aware of those in southern states going 3 weeks w/o power, but the last few days…. it has been down to 30 degrees. No heat, no fresh food, no electricity.. no help and no estimation when we will get anything back.. no one has told us anything… can you understand why people ARE LOSING THEIR TEMPERS??? we feel like we are being ignored.. and being made fun of, ESPECIALLY WHEN I READ ‘oh they lost 1 of their 3 houses… I have one house, I am disabled and barely barely, making it .. MOST OF US ARE FAR FROM RICH.. WE are middle class or lower class.. we do not have wads of cash.. lucky if we have any savings. anymore…

      we need help, not jokes, not being yelled at…

      • John W.

        Surprising that the power outages are so wide spread. Long Island has has worse storms except for the storm surge which only affected the barrier beaches. The 1938 storm was worse but there was no one living on the island then unlike now with millions. Good luck with the Nor’easter that is moving in. Colder than a well diggers ass and you with no power.

      • Annette

        I pray that you find what you need to help you. I am very moved by all that you wrote. I wish I could help you.

      • TtT Engine

        So true Gem. I am in Ralph Kramden’s NJ. We have been without power for 10 days. Power lines and poles strewn all over God’s Land for 60 years. You talk about unfunded liabilities. It is a crime that 10% of our utility bills never went to pay for capital infrastructure improvements. Ooops, should not have said that. This is potential for another parasitic tax on the working class. Despite the fact that these obnoxious power poles and lines are all over creation are hideously grotesque, it is primitive. These power lines should have been underground 30 years ago. The only ones making out on this deal are the 365 day a year tree companies like Asplundh and Nelson. Imagine trying to keep up with millions of trees growing like weeds. The only thing uglier are these hideous looking solar panels blanketing the earth due to satisfy the environmental pagans like that pirate Al Goreleonie. Speaking of pirates and barbarians. We are only a few weaks away from the barbarians breaking down the Wal-Mart doors at 3 am trying to buy the latest electronic game for their “loved ones” at “Christ Mas” during the “Holy Days”. Chirsti Fidelis !

    • Optimistic Pessimist

      You are a TRUE survivor. No your not the only one who feels like that – frustration I can understand but anger does not solve problems. That is why we are at the top of the food chain on Earth because of human beings ability to adapt, survive, be flexible and find a solution to the problems that life deals us from time to time.

      Fully agree on having enough foresight to stock up and make sure to prepare yourself mentally.

      As a great Office Manager I once had the pleasure to work for used to say to me about the stock room: Always keep it well stocked so that when the people in the office come they find what they need and can get on with whatever they are doing and that causes little disruption to their jobs because they don’t have to wait a few days for you to order and get things in. (Unless it was a special item, cover the basics and you can get through most problems). Basically – Plan ahead, keep life moving.


  • oleguy

    Large cities located on the coast will always have this problem. Common sense will never prevail for most people as they think the government will swoop in and save the day. Guess what the government even recommends you have food supplies for 7 days. Why? Because they cannot save you. My heart goes out to those that lost everything. Even with preparation loosing it all because you chose to live in the beach does not make sense to me. We will never beat mother nature.

    You can insert almost any large metroplitan areas and this will happen if they are located on the coast. What I find disheartening is the media lack of reporting on looting and theft. It is rampant in some parts of the cities. Major cities have only 3 days of food supplies a disaster this size clearly show preparation is the only way to prevent your family from basically living like animals.

  • The thin veneer of civilization is proped up by FOOD.
    When the food is gone, civilized reasoning and rational go out the window and then it will be survival of the fitest (every man, woman and child for themselves). Yes, HELL ON EARTH IS COMING, WITH A VENGEANCE!
    I am affraid cannibalism will be practiced by all survivors (who did NOT prepare) Yes, Sandy was just a small sample of what is to come, just a taste. PREP HARD, PREP FAST, YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT!

  • Rick

    Johnny Bartee, Really? Just posting to down the writer of the article? Thank you for the in depth understanding of the word Anarchy. Glass Houses.

  • Tom

    Hey Michael I just want to tell everyone out there im on Long island and its getting very scary out there The lines for gas are hours long and reports of looting are Rampant and all I hear at night is police and fire dept sirens. I’m one the lucky few who have power but I Know plenty of people who have know power heat or even potable water. I have my brother inlaw and sister inlaw staying with me now cause there was a fire at sewage treatment plant in Nassau county Long island and there told not to flush or drink the water due to possible sewagae backup. Please pray for us that we don’t get another noreaster and this doesn’t turn into ground zero and a preview of the coming days for the rest of the country God bless.

    • Michael


      I had really hoped that things would be getting better by now. It looks like the help is very slow in getting to you all.


  • Washington

    November 02, 2012 Biden Watches Honey Boo Boo On Air Force Two

  • James

    I live in S. Ca and have been prepared for the Big One for many years. I asked neighbors if they had stored food and water and all of them said they could last two to three days. I don’t mention that I have 25 five gallon water bottles and stored food enough to last me at least two years or more. I tell these neighbors to look at what others are going through and still none of these people prepare for what very well could be the next big disaster in the U.S. of A. Our drought of this past summer was manmade. You all can see that for yourself by looking up into the sky above your own city and seeing jets spraying chemtrails and those change weather patterns. Nov. 1st there must of been a few hundred of these streaks over S. CA and none the day before and none today. It is so right in your face now that you can’t say the government isn’t causing these terrible weather disasters. They have their hands bloodied and will have more on their hands when this kind of disaster goes global.

    • Scott

      Finally, someone else gets whats going on….

  • Virginia

    Somebody asked how the nuclear power plants have fared along the East Coast during hurricaine Sandy. I am no fan of nuclear power by any means but I heard from credible local sources that none of them skipped a beat during the whole storm. Their cooling systems incorporate the sea water so I guess they are better prepared to handle surges and oceanic disturbances unlike the mess at Fukishima. So that is one positive note to add to what is a horrible situation in NYC and New Jersey.

  • Our Lord when speaking of the last days:”Perilous times shall come!” These are the “beginning of Sorrows!” Whether you be it or not,he is coming.Are you ready for eternity ?

  • Rufus T Firefly

    Here on Long Guyland, I didn’t lose power or, more important, cable TV.
    Got to keep up with the Kardatrashians. One of my neighbors told me today (Saturday) that he waited on line for six hours-and still didn’t get gasoline!!!

  • Scott

    Thanks Michael for all you do to inform people about being prepared. Lots of damage in our yard and no power here at our home in North East Jersey, but my family is fine and was well prepared in advance with generators, fuel and food, etc. The information you share on prepping has been very helpful. Because of that preparation we’re able to avoid the chaos and focus on helping friends and other people in need. Restoring power will be a long process with all the tree damage and burned out lines and transformers, and gas lines are still up to a mile long in some places. Tensions are high with numerous fights breaking out at gas lines. For people who were not prepared life is very difficult right now in hard hit areas.

  • Orange Jean

    A really freaky thing I heard about from someone today, who has a relative in New York… who bought a single gallon of gas on the black market for $268.

    Yessiree… that is two hundred and sixty eight dollars for one gallon of gas.

    • John W.

      Maybe he should have filled up before the storm hit. There was a few days warning. Pretty stupid running around on empty knowing a big storm may screw things up.

  • Alasha

    Ok, i am TRAUMATIZE, OVERWHELMED AND DEPRESSED… I can’t even begin to find the words 2 articulate this experience….. Heaven Help Us!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please have mercy on our souls….

  • Mondobeyondo

    We are not as prosperous as we think we are:–U-S-drops-time.html

    My fellow Americans…. it’s only going to get worse.

  • Mondobeyondo

    Things I’ve been doing lately:

    1) Reading the book of Job
    2) Writing applications for jobs


  • davidmpark

    Just crunched some numbers and thought it over for a while…

    If taxes were kept to the Laffer curve maximum of 18% with income at $35,000 a year, then with lifestyle adjustments most families can afford to totally prep within a year from now.

    So far we’ve paid through the nose and out the veins for fed agencies and politico’s that provide literally nothing and only make results by accident.

    Those agencies didn’t need to be created in the first place. They took the money, they mandated and voted themselves generous compensations, and then provided nothing when the time came as actually helping and finishing things after a disaster is akin to putting yourself out of work. That’s how gov works; it’s not like normal life.

    And that’s not the worst of it. In the end it’s your culture, your normalcy bias, the imbedded self-sabotaging beliefs that will end you. Let me put it this way: I’m not into the prepper movement. I come to this site for news links and Mike’s really good at this; I just don’t have time to find the pieces to the puzzle of what’s closest to killing us. I couldn’t sleep tonight; so that’s why I have time to do this now. I prepared for economics; as a part of an investment and wealth strategy.

    The idea is that our preparations were done as a security investment. When times get hard, where am I going to get supplies for my family? East Coast is providing the current example – the goods won’t be there. Also, if purchased at a lower price and preserved long-term, I locked in the low price permanently – not further taxation is taken. Combined with a home that’s set up to renew those basics on it’s own through agriculture, chemistry, woodworking, waste management, etc; coupled with employment income, resource management, healthy investments, being mindful of my family’s health and mine, and being subject to a true God and my actual King Jesus Christ and His will makes for proper wealth and growth.

    He created this system of wealth, and I just work it with His guidance. We are working our way now out of poverty and will once again be on our feet.

    Culture and gov say I must do it their way: it leads to poverty and death. God’s way leads to liberty and wealth to free others.

  • robert griffith

    New York can kiss my red neck ass. Most people like me are viewed with disdain up there. I say good luck. But I would not give one single cent to any donation that might go to help a New Yorker.

  • bertaggle

    looters should be executed on sight!!!


    I see trouble on the way.
    I see earthquakes and lightnin’.
    I see bad times today.

    Don’t go around tonight,
    Well, it’s bound to take your life,
    There’s a bad moon on the rise.

    I hear hurricanes ablowing.
    I know the end is coming soon.
    I fear rivers over flowing.
    I hear the voice of rage and ruin.
    [ Lyrics from: ]
    Don’t go around tonight,
    Well, it’s bound to take your life,
    There’s a bad moon on the rise.
    All right!

    Hope you got your things together.
    Hope you are quite prepared to die.
    Looks like we’re in for nasty weather.
    One eye is taken for an eye.

    Don’t go around tonight,
    Well, it’s bound to take your life,
    There’s a bad moon on the rise.

    Don’t go around tonight,
    Well, it’s bound to take your life,
    There’s a bad moon on the rise.


    some people thought it was there’s bathroom on the right!!!BAD MOON ON THE RISE!!!ITS BETTER THAN DEFACATING IN HALL WAYS!!!IT LOOKS LIKE THERE IS A BAD MOON ON THE RISE.

  • sherri

    Michael how can someone not be prepared for this storm? We live outside of Houston and always have water,food, clothing, gas, flashlights and all the extra’s we think we need to survive the inconvience of loss of power. I have never had to be prepared for a blizzard, but I think I could still figure out how to live thru it….let’s see..water, food, clothing, gas, flashlight….

    • Sherri,

      If you ever visit NYC (Manhattan) you will find the answer to your question.


  • McKinley Morganfield

    My thoughts go out to those affected by Sandy, but for those who are unprepared for disaster I have to wonder: How is it that you are unprepared? Put not your trust in government for you will be, 100% of the time, SOOL if you put your trust in government. Every man/woman for themselves, government against all. It happens every time. (Unless you are a bankster or GM.)

  • i am from the Philippines, where storms,flooding, power failure are almost always a common occurence..notably, people affected by such calamities do manage to turn these calamities into fun adventures..hence, you would see people enjoying themselves, or at least, being able to move on and recover fast, amidst any tragic turn out.. it is just a matter of getting used to it..i guess, it makes one stronger, and have a bigger threshold for sufferings..just saying..

  • GSOB

    “The future disappears into memory, with only a moment
    between. Forever dwells in that moment.
    Hope remains to be seen.”

    (Rush – The Garden)

  • reid

    You got no electricity there now? so you can’t post?

    • Mondobeyondo

      It’s possible to stay online, if you have a generator, or a place that has electricity where you can plug in and charge for a couple hours.

  • WarriorClass III

    Nothing is of more immediate concern than the treasonous acts of BHO, specifically Benghazi and Fast & Furious. But we must ask how we got to this point in history, in which an illegal alien was elected and maintained the office of the President for 4 years and nothing was done about it. Over half of the population of the United States are immigrants, or the children of immigrants, that came here since the Immigration Reform Act of 1965. If you think that Europeans or third worlders have or can assume American values, then you haven’t spent much time with them.

    THE most important single issue facing the U.S. is its post-1965 immigration disaster, both legal and illegal. The bipartisan Permanent Government is literally Electing A New People and new values. Among other problems caused by this utterly selfish and irresponsible policy—immiseration of the working class, cultural dispossession, linguistic balkanization, increased crime, overpopulation, etc. The U.S., as it has been known to history, will simply cease to exist within the lives of children now born.

  • Denise

    Hi Michael,
    I know of this site and ‘The American Dream”, what is the 3rd site?

    Thanks, Denise

    • Michael

      This is the other site I am posting articles on regularly…

      And I apologize for not posting the past couple of days. One of my friends named Kevin had a hard attack. He actually flat-lined for one and a half minutes. He is stable now, but please pray for his recovery. My wife and I drove down yesterday to the hospital where he was being treated to be there for his family. So I apologize for not getting new posts up, but sometimes real life has more pressing matters.


      • Bill

        So much to say about so many things. Time is our most valuable commodity. Thoughts and prayers. Hope to see you around the campfire some day.

      • Mondobeyondo

        Totally understandable, Michael.


      • uncurable wound

        Hey Michael,Weve been keeping Kevin and you in prayer.Hope all is well.
        The enemy would love to destroy you Michael,and what you do!
        Stay strong brother!
        We need you…

        • Michael

          Kevin is doing much better. He is home now and seems to be recovering nicely.


      • uncurable wound

        Hey Michael,I dont Know if the earlier posted but I was wondering how Kevin was.Weve kept him and you in prayer.
        Stay strong,keep your armor on,the enemy would love to take you down.
        we need you.
        Peace to you.

        • Michael

          Kevin is out of the hospital now. Thank you for your prayers, and please keep praying for him.


  • former Cal girl

    Read last night that 30-40,000 people will not be allowed back in to public housing in Manhattan (which probably means more than that).”The authorities” are looking at contingencies…ie FEMA camps. Scary times still coming and where is the MSM on this matter?!

  • Karen

    New Jersey had a small earthquake Monday morning and on accuweather you will that NJ is getting ready to be hit with another storm surge on Wednesday more flooding.

  • Mondobeyondo

    A brief bit of humor, in the midst of so much darkness… Hurricane Dusty, I mean Sandy… and so forth:

    Got an email from the Zimbabwe Lottery.
    It said, “Congratulations! You won a million dollars!!”
    I got extremely excited, thinking I was an instant millionaire.
    Then I found out, a million dollars in Zimbabwe dollars will buy you about two slices of bread.

    Oh well. Life goes on…

  • Not only Long Island, Total New York may face a hard time. With all I wonder how this storm will affect incoming visitation to New York State. Tourism is one of the state’s largest economic engines. Will potential visitors who are unfamiliar with the state’s geography think the entire state is out of commission, and make plans to go elsewhere?

  • bobbobbob

    if romnee wins iwill go totally into foreign stocks. it will be over 4utrash!!
    if mrobama wins iwill keep 40% IN US CORPS.
    thewhite men with highschool educations only live to 66yrs HAHAHAHA!!!!!
    INTRADE HAS MR O WINNING and utrash willbesaved again….. see INTRADE.COM

  • Old Man

    Sobbing 4 year old toddler:
    ‘ …. sob, sob. I am tired of B.. Obama and Mitt Romney… Sob, sob.’

    Sobbing 40 year old NJ’er:
    ‘ …. sob, sob. I can’t get a tankful of gas for my Mercedes SUV today. My beach front vacation house is wet by sea water by the stupid Atlantic ocean. And I have to walk 2 miles to buy my iPad Mini which I must do within the first week or I go crazy. It’s all Obama’s fault. This country is failing me. I want everything fix by today!!! Sob, sob.’

  • It’s just going to get worse with the next storm moving in.

  • TPM says Rove is starting campaign to accuse Obama of stealing the election by suppressing votes’, whatever that is supposed to mean.

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