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

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.

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  • 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

      Lol…..

    • Silverbug

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

      http://schiffblog.blogspot.ca/

      • 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.

        OP

  • uncurable wound

    Michael is this what we have become?
    http://www.infowars.com/combat-cops-evict-homeowner-in-colorado/
    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.

      Michael

    • http://JeffreyAlan5@aol.com JEFFREY

      … 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???
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/31/two-thirds-of-jobs-go-to-immigrants/#.UJJd2_E9JXQ.mailto#ixzz2B0pAyzXN

  • http://www.moody.edu/ Charlie

    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

    WATCH, STUDY, PREPARE…

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  • http://none stibbs22

    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

      CMON U CANT EAT THE DOG !

      • 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

      HAHAHA!!!….sad…

  • 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.

  • http://back2theland.com Old Timer

    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 Antiwar.com 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.

      • http://JeffreyAlan5@aol.com JEFFREY

        … JAMES , YOU ARE SO RIGHT ON ! ! ! GOD DID NOT TELL US THAT IN THESE LAST DAYS ; IT WOULD BE THE BUILDERBERGS TAKING US OUT TO ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT …

      • http://www.prepper-resources.com PJ Prepper

        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.

        PJ

        Prepper-Resources.com

  • 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. :mad:

    • idwelling@hotmail.com

      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

      Yes.

      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.

    • http://www.prepper-resources.com PJ Prepper

      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.

      PJ

      Prepper-Resources.com

    • 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

      Deborah:

      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…

      http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/obama-campaigns-in-vegas-while-storm-victims-defecate-in-the-hallways-and-rummage-through-garbage-dumpsters-for-food

      Michael

      • 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.

          Michael

    • 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.

  • http://www.cdbaby.com/artist/JOHNNYBARTEE JOHNNY BARTEE

    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
      noun
      [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.

  • http://www.survive2balive.com 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 http://www.survive2balive.com 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.

    FIGHT THE CAUSE – NOT THE SYMPTOM
    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.

    • http://www.prepper-resources.com PJ Prepper

      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:

      http://www.prepper-resources.com/refining-your-bugout-strategy/

      Cheers

      PJ

      Prepper-Resources.com

  • 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?
    LOL
    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.

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-17813900

    • 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,
      MOST HAVE POWER,

      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.

      Here on long island, NO ONE HAS BEEN HERE OTHER THEN SEN KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND WITH 8 BLACK SUVS AND A CAMERA. pHOTO OP .. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER IF SHE SIPHONED OFF THE GAS OUT OF SEVEN OF THE SUVS.

      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.

      OP

  • 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.

  • http://www.surviving12-21-2012.blogspot.com doctor blue

    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

      Tom:

      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.

      Michael

  • Washington

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

    http://www.939mia.com/pages/roxy.html?article=10545229

  • 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.

  • http://none Eddie Shelton

    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:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2227334/Scandinavian-countries-list-worlds-prosperous-nations–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

    *ahem*

  • 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!!!

  • SMASH THE CONTROL MACHINE

    CREEDANCE CLEAR WATER REVIVAL SAW IT A LONG TIME AGO!!!I see the bad moon arising.
    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: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/c/creedence+clearwater+revival/bad+moon+rising_20034328.html ]
    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.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BmEGm-mraE

  • SMASH THE CONTROL MACHINE

    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….

    • http://www.prepper-resources.com PJ Prepper

      Sherri,

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

      PJ

      Prepper-Resources.com

  • 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.)

  • http://yahoo.com BOBBY

    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…

      http://thetruthwins.com/

      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.

      Michael

      • Bill

        Michael,
        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.
        Bill

      • Mondobeyondo

        Totally understandable, Michael.

        Mondo

      • 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.

          Michael

      • 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.

          Michael

  • 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…

  • http://mcguirestrucking.com/ Prentice

    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.’

  • http://angelface79.blogspot.com Angela

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

  • http://www.sdcitybeat.com/sandiego/users/cord81router/ Della Nikkel

    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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