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Dead Crops, Extreme Drought And Endless Wildfires Are Now The New Normal In America

As you read this, the United States is experiencing the worst drought it has seen since the Dust Bowl days of the 1930s.  As you read this, nearly half of all corn crops in the United States are in “poor” or “very poor” condition.  As you read this, 38 major wildfires are ripping across the central and western United States.  The brutal wildfires in Oklahoma have been so bad that they have made national headlines.  The price of corn has hit a brand new record high this summer and so has the price of soybeans.  More than half of all the counties in this country have been declared to be “natural disaster areas” by the U.S. Department of Agriculture at this point.  Things are so bad for ranchers that the CEO of Smithfield Foods is projecting that meat prices will rise by “significant double digits” in the months ahead.  Sadly, this drought is projected to continue throughout August and into September.  As you will read about below, some meteorologists are even openly postulating that there may not be enough moisture to avoid another drought next year.  Yes, things are really bad this year, but when you step back and take a look at the broader picture they become truly frightening.

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, as of July 31st close to two-thirds of the continental United States was experiencing at least some level of drought….

Keep in mind that brown is “severe drought”, red is “extreme drought” and dark brown in “exceptional drought”.

This is truly a historic drought.  We have never seen anything like this in modern times in the United States.

The week before, this is how the U.S. Drought Monitor described conditions in the center of the country….

“Over 90 percent of the topsoil was short or very short of moisture in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio, with virtually all (99 percent) short or very short in Missouri and Illinois”

There had been some hope that rain would bring relief to farmers in the central part of the country, but instead things just keep getting worse and worse.

At this point, close to half of all corn being grown in the U.S. is either in “poor” or “very poor” condition.

For ranchers, the outlook is even more dismal.  The following is from a recent CNN article….

Nearly three-quarters of the nation’s cattle acreage is now inside a drought-stricken area, as is about two-thirds of the country’s hay acreage, the agency reported.

What that means is that a lot of animals are being slaughtered now and the price of meat is going to be moving substantially higher later in the year.

The following is what the CEO of Smithfield Foods, Larry Pope, recently told the Financial Times….

Beef is simply going to be too expensive to eat. Pork is not going to be too far behind. Chicken is catching up fast. Are we really going to take protein away from Americans?

He also told the Financial Times that he expects meat prices to rise by “significant double digits”.

Those are very frightening statements.

The CEO of a major food company says that beef is going to “be too expensive to eat”?

That doesn’t sound good at all.

Meanwhile, this drought is absolutely devastating farmers and ranchers all over the United States….

“When I was a kid in the ’50s … it got real dry, but nothing like this,” said Marvin Helms, a 70-year-old farmer and rancher in central Arkansas who was compelled to sell his beef cattle after being short on feed.

His thousand acres of farmland near Arkadelphia include corn and soybeans, which Helms says is normally sufficient to sustain his family and provide for his cattle.

“We’ve got some insurance on the crops, but it’s not enough,” he said. “It will help, but it won’t pay the bills.”

Of course the federal government is going to step in and try to help these farmers and ranchers, but the truth is that the federal government is already drowning in debt.  Any additional help will have to be done with more borrowed money.

It is hard to describe how oppressive the heat and the drought have been in the middle part of the nation this year.  We have seen some unprecedented things happen.

Another major problem throughout the central part of the country right now is all of the horrible wildfires that are ravaging the wilderness areas.  The following is from a recent Chicago Tribune article about the recent fires in Oklahoma….

Wildfires burned out of control on Friday in Oklahoma, destroying homes and shutting down highways in a state that has suffered 18 straight days of 100-plus degree temperatures and persistent drought.

Emergency officials counted 11 different wildfires around the state, with at least 65 homes destroyed in parched areas north and south of Oklahoma City and south of Tulsa.

Oklahoma joins several states that have been plagued by wildfires this summer, including Colorado, Arkansas and Nebraska. Fires are being fed by a widespread drought.

But these fires in Oklahoma are only part of a very distressing long-term trend.  As I have written about previously, 6 of the 10 worst years for wildfires ever recorded in the United States have all come since the year 2000.

Another major change that we have seen is that massive dust storms called “haboobs” are becoming much more frequent in the southwest part of the country.

Just the other day, a dust storm that was approximately 2,000 feet high and nearly 100 kilometers wide ripped through the city of Phoenix, Arizona at 35 miles an hour.

Such events were once very rare in Phoenix.

But not anymore.

Meanwhile, much of the central and western United States is rapidly running out of water.

And I am not just talking about surface water.

A lot of the key aquifers that have allowed us to build cities and irrigate crops in the western half of the United States are being drained completely dry.  The following is from a recent San Diego Union-Tribune article about what is happening in California….

Few places in Southern California is that more evident than the desert sands of Borrego Springs, where residents, farmers and golf course operators are sucking about four times as much water from the ground each year as nature replaces.

They’ve been pumping so hard for so long that the community’s main aquifer could essentially run dry after a few more decades. That’s a dire possibility: A recent study showed it would be prohibitively expensive to build a pipeline to an outside source.

Did you catch that last part?

The truth is that someday entire cities may have to be abandoned because it will be “prohibitively expensive” to build water pipelines stretching hundreds of miles to bring them water.

Sadly, this is not just happening in California.  This kind of thing is going on all over the nation….

Similar concerns are bubbling up along San Diego County’s backcountry and across the nation — particularly in places such as the Central Valley and the Great Plains, where residents have dug deep to withstand a drought that has squeezed the nation’s midsection dry.

“It took Mother Nature in some cases thousands of years to accumulate the water in the aquifers, but we are pumping it out in mere decades,” said Robert Glennon, a law professor and water expert at the University of Arizona. “It’s a huge national and international problem. … It is utterly unsustainable and scary.”

I have previously written about how the largest underground water source in the United States, the Ogallala Aquifer, is being drained at an almost unbelievable pace.  You can read my previous report about the Ogallala Aquifer right here.

So even when this summer ends our problems will be far, far from over.

But right now the most immediate concern is the condition of our corn and our soybeans.

Corn is found in about 74 percent of the products we buy in the supermarket, and it is used to feed livestock all over the country.

In addition, the United States exports more food to the rest of the world than anyone else does.

So if our crops fail that is a very big deal.

Right now, it is being reported that this drought “will likely cost the U.S. food export industry billions in lost revenue.”

Considering the fact that the “employment rate” in the United States is lower than it was during the last recession and that the U.S. economy is in the midst of a horrible long-term economic decline, this is the last thing that we need.

And what happens to all of the countries that are depending on us for food?

A recent Wired article had this startling headline….

U.S. Drought Could Cause Global Unrest

When people cannot feed their families, they tend to lose it.

Unfortunately, this year might just be the beginning.

According to a recent article in the Guardian, some scientists say that the drought has been so bad this year that it is going to take a “freak event” to avoid catastrophic damage to next year’s corn crops….

What matters now is whether there will be enough rain to get next year’s crops off to a good start.

“This drought isn’t going anywhere,” he said. “The damage is already done. What you are looking for is enough moisture to avert a second year of drought,” he said.

However, Svoboda conceded that might require a freak event, especially in the mid-west which has already passed its rain season. “In the entire corn belt, from Indiana to Nebraska to the Dakotas, we have already reached the maximum precipitation periods for year. From here on in, it’s all downhill,” Svoboda said.

“As far as widespread general relief for the whole region it would take a really freakish dramatic change to make that happen. That doesn’t appear to be in the cards, given the time of year we are in.”

The skies are dry and our fields are scorched.

Our crops our failing and millions of acres are burning.

Our groundwater supplies are being rapidly depleted and giant dust storms are sweeping across some of our major cities.

Welcome to the new normal.

It isn’t going to be pleasant.

  • Rodster

    Excellent an informative article as usual Michael. The bigger question is what’s causing this? That needs to be addressed.

    Is this a cyclical weather pattern that will change and revert to normal or is this what scientist have been calling would happen with climate change?

    I know you have written about global warming and climate change in other articles. I’m neither a skeptic or a denier of man made climate change as I have little knowledge in the field.

    This man thinks there’s a link between the two:
    http://www.usatoday.com/weather/climate/globalwarming/story/2012-08-04/heat-waves-climate-change-james-hansen/56794570/1

    • Lennie Pike

      Rodster,

      Look up into the sky twice per day for a period of two weeks to gain the knowledge you seek.

      Not all are given the gift of common sense and the ability to reason but most who frequent this website have.

      It doesn’t require much of it or much sky watching to cause the hairs on your arms to stand up.

      Focus well and record what is happening in the skies day to day.

      Freedom is under attack in many ways – “they” think they know what is best for us all and for the sustainability of the planet – they have zero faith in God and therefore live in constant fear and worry.

      They hate those who belong to God and that is the motivation for their actions.

      God has provided for the sustainability of the planet and for the life he created but since “they” are Godless bastards they do not recognize that fact to be true.

      Doing away with those of us who do have faith in God, and obtaining complete control of the rest by instilling their fear is what they deem necessary for the common “good”.

      These Godless bastards are taking over because good men stand by cowering and do nothing to stop “them”.

    • Orange Jean

      I don’t know what your personal take is on this, but I despise Hansen and his evil theories.

      Google “James Hansen+population control” That would be he of the idea that we should have forced sterilization, forced abortion, birth control in the public water supply and a bunch of other extreme nutcase ideas, such as takeover of sovereign nations by a world army/world government. See one of the links to get an idea of some of his notions:

      http://www.prisonplanet.com/nasa-global-warming-alarmist-endorses-book-that-calls-for-mass-genocide.html

  • Erik

    The rise in prices of commodities is going to shock most Americans. Except silver of course, which is apparently not manipulated, according to the thugs and criminals at the CFTC.

    • Lennie Pike

      Right on Brother.

  • David Donaldson

    Take out the street light melting remarks.
    This was proven to be false. 1. There was a reported dumpster fire on the street side of the lights.
    2. Notice that only one side of the lights were melted. 3. Look up the melting temperature of any sort of glass.

  • mark

    This website has advised all of you to get prepared. This drought is just one more reason for you to do it. It sounds like you had better buy a freezer and buy some beef on sale as it might save you a lot of cash in the future. Just make sure that your meat is doubble wraped with heavy butcher paper and buy a non frost free freezer. We have plenty of good hay in Oregon and we are going to over winter this years calf crop and bet on higher prices next year. I am glad that I decided to live on a piece of this earth that is blessed with many sources of water. We had a dry year in 2001 and our rainfall was only 50% of normal. Springs dried up and many wells ran dry. I had a well drilled that year on 9-11 and got over 30 gals a minute at 60 feet. We use that well to water the garden and the yard. Without good water farmland is not much use.

  • http://TheEconomicVoice Gregge Johnson

    On August 1st the Mississippi river from Coon Rapids MN north to St Cloud MN,{52 miles} was 4 feet over flood stage.The HIGHEST I have ever saw it,in over 60 years,for summer. Today August 5th the river level in 4 days is down more than 6 feet. What did the Army Corps of Engineers do with all (our) water????? My only rational is; Budwiser in St Louis needs more water to make BEER!!

  • HecatesMoon

    I am feeling pretty lucky. While we are in drought, we have been getting rain even when St. Louis and all that surrounding area up North get nothing.
    As to one of your posts on your other blog, Michael, I STILL do not lock my doors. ANY doors- cars, front door, back door…we don’t lock the shed or the barn. We leave our keys in our vehicles, and we don’t even carry the house key. In fact, we aren’t even quite sure which key is the house key.
    I am grateful to still be living in my safe little bubble…at least for now. I suppose I ought to start making it a habit to lock up now, rather than waiting until later.

  • http://yahoo.com richard swank

    MICHAEL, IS THAT A PICTURE OF YOU AS A KID??

    • Michael

      No, I am afraid that I was not that cute.

      Michael

      • Gary2

        agreed, however, I thought it may be you as it is a black and white photo. I did not realize you were around before color was invented! :)

  • BFH

    There is much evidence to suggest this is not some anomaly. This is the way things are going to be in the future. Climate change/global warming is true and it is having significant effects exponentially faster than the so called experts said just a few years ago.
    The sad part is some people are so dumb that if we should have a cold winter or a normal summer here and there they think that somehow Climate change/Global warming has some how gone away. Even failing economies can have good days on the stock market.
    There are so many calamities that can destroy this nation and indeed the world but this problem can be an extinction level event in the end.

  • Dale

    Aint nothing normal about this!

  • mike Beale

    The CEO of a major food company says that beef is going to “be too expensive to eat”?
    I personally have come to believe this is a good thing. I am not left of center politically, but I am for animal rights. Watch this video and you may make the same decision I did to try and become a vegan. If you are sensitive to cruellty and suffering and/or have a weak stomach do not watch!!!
    http://www.meatvideo.com/

    • LordRhynn

      Valid point about the video. In its place. In the place you’ve put it, it’s a red herring and the fact that you personally don’t dig feed animal usage so seemingly you don’t see a problem is naive, counterproductive, and typical. It’s that “not a personal problem” attitude that ensures that the majority of the populace would be standing around shrugging shoulders while a planet killing meteor hit “any other continent but their own” because…”It didn’t land on MY house”.

      We’ll see where that sort of attitude gets you when no other plant life can grow either, and you’re faced with finding nutritional value in 30 year old peed on cardboard and concrete chips. Or perhaps soylent green won’t “provably” be people to you so long as nobody leaves the wristwatches on your entrees?

    • madsr

      I raise my own meat. Chickens, cows and sheep. I care for them and love them. Everytime I butcher anything it makes me sad. I am careful and quick when dispatching an animal. Cruelty has come because most of you dont want the blood on your hands. You want your meat clean and not looking like an animal. Reality is if we want meat something has to die!

  • John Blythe

    The extreme drought and wild fires is really becoming apparent here in Kern County, California. I’ve lived in Lake Isabella, California my entire life and every summer, my family’s lodging business always has a good season. This year, its probably been the worst I’ve ever seen. Lake Isabella is known for attracting tourists worldwide because of its genuine location in the most southern region of the Sierra Nevada Mountains serving as the gateway to the Giant Sequoia National Park and Death Valley. Unfortunately, this summer season, our lake has been virtually drained dry. The vacationers from all over California aren’t wanting to come to Lake Isabella because their isn’t enough water to go out on the boat, go jet skiing, wind surfing or water skiing. The old trees in the lake that stand out are far too dangerous for swimmers and boaters.

    Unfortunately, the rest of Kern County has taken so much of Lake Isabella’s water supply that the summer season has been stagnated since May of this year and businesses have had to significantly reduce their hours and services, motels (including my family’s lodge) are not staying open all night anymore and even our world famous river rafting companies on the mighty Kern River have been having their worst season in decades. As many people may know, Kern County and the rest of California’s Central Valley is the largest agricultural producing industry in the world for meat, fruits and vegetables. Bakersfield in particular, which is 30 minutes south of Lake Isabella, its farming industry relies heavily on Lake Isabella’s water supply to water its miles and miles of farm land. The lake is starting to dry up and were are they going to get their water from if its all gone by this winter?

    To further complicate matters, we have been having a series of horrible lightening and thunder storms throughout Southern California. It has gotten so bad that in this last week alone, there have been at least four fires around Lake Isabella region that have been caused as a direct result of lighting strikes. With our low lake levels, it doesn’t help the fire fighting helicopters or airplanes to gather the water they need to help put out the fires and the smoke in the air is yet another deterrent for tourists and vacationers.

    • dianec

      I’m wondering why no one is looking into desalination. California and many western states would be saved if they could use water from the ocean. Where are the entrepreneurs?

      • John W.

        Funny you should bring that up. After years of fighting with the Sierra Club and other left wing (are there any other kind)enviro groups the desalinization plant at Carlsbad finally opened. The enviros fought it every step of the way even though they claim they see desal as the wave of the future. Same with solar farms, they are all for them until actual planning starts. Meanwhile the Sierra Club is openly open borders seemingly clueless as to what a huge population entails in demands on the environment.

  • OLdFART

    Much of the western U.S. will revert to desert and the population there will fall in proportion to resources. The answer to Cali’s water problem lies west of L.A.–the Pacific ocean. Out of necessity, other states will cut back on the amount of water diverted to Cali.

    • Another Richard

      The Pacific Ocean will be DEAD in a few years. The fish in the Pacific probably should not be eaten now. The Fukushima Nuclear power plant in Japan that was severely damaged beyond repair on May 11th, 2011 is pouring millions of gallons of Highly Radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean daily. The Japanese current rapidly brings it the Coast of Alaska and California. The Pacific Coast from Alaska to Mexico is being Polluted with Radiation accumulations daily. Radiation has even been Detected at increased levels in some of the trees on land and produce, such as California almonds. No, the West Coast may be completely Uninhabitable in just 5 years from now. Radiation has a cumulative build up effect upon land and water and some of the isotopes being dumped Daily into the Pacific have a Half-Life of many years. So it will be around for quite a while.

      • Paul

        Oh come on. Didn’t you hear it?

        Nuclear power is cheap. If you make and use nuclear power you don’t have to pay for the cleanup. And if you don’t hug trees you won’t get sick.

  • it is near

    It is the wrath of God.

  • chiller

    1930’s flashback.

  • Jeremy

    Yeah i do agreed with you on this article here in washington state northwest it was bloody hot. Its was 88F here in Burien.

    • John W.

      Get a freakin grip. 88 is no big deal even in the PACNORWEST. I remember many 90-95 degree days back in the early nineties followed by cold assed rainy Winters. This site is over run with Debbie Downers.

  • Jan

    … “someday entire cities may have to be abandoned…” !.
    Well isnt that the plan with UN Agenda 21 ?.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_q8bGPnL50

    And as shown in Hunter Games, US citizens will in 2050 be living in 10-11 Megaregions with only wilderness between the regions. All transportation will be with “HighspeedRail”.

    http://www.america2050.org/megaregions.html

    Book your space in the “Human Settlement Zone” today !.

    • Paul

      Yes Highspeedrail is very bad for Americans. No more cars allowed, and everyone has to leave their gun at home for fear of being a terrorist.

      Resist!!! At all costs.

      Get a gun now. Shoot some frogs, arrange yourself with the mosquitos.

  • SMASH THE CONTROL MACHINE

    ITS NOT JUST THE CORN AND SOYBEANS!!CALL IT BOILING FROGS!!Thousands of fish are dying in the central U.S. as the hot, dry summer dries up rivers and causes water temperatures to climb in some spots to nearly 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius).

    About 40,000 shovelnose sturgeon were killed in Iowa last week as water temperatures reached 97 degrees Fahrenheit (36.1 Celsius). Nebraska fishery officials said they’ve seen thousands of dead sturgeon, catfish, carp, and other species in the Lower Platte River, including the endangered pallid sturgeon.

    And biologists in Illinois said the hot weather has killed tens of thousands of large- and smallmouth bass and channel catfish and is threatening the population of the greater redhorse fish, a state-endangered species.

    So many fish died in one Illinois lake that the carcasses clogged an intake screen near a power plant, lowering water levels to the point that the station had to shut down one of its generators.

    “It’s something I’ve never seen in my career, and I’ve been here for more than 17 years,” said Mark Flammang, a fisheries biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. “I think what we’re mainly dealing with here are the extremely low flows and this unparalleled heat.”

  • Cleo

    It’s just another cycle of the sun. I’m of course, worried about the past 2 years being warm, but weather will start returning to normal next year.

    In regards to the melting street lights, the melted lights were sitting next to a dumpster that caught on fire, as was stated in the Business Insider article.

    • Paul

      Yes, but unfortunately, this cycle of the sun should bring cooler climate, not hotter.

  • Tom

    You might want to check that streetlights melting story. Apparently there was a dumpster fire under those streetlights that caused the melting…but an agw fan put out the “better” story.

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/08/02/dumpster-fire-not-global-warming-melted-oklahoma-streetlamps/

    Other than that, “nice” story. Off I go to lay in a few hundred more lbs. of wheat, beans, dried corn… This won’t be fun, but maybe it will bring on the global reset we so desperately need.

  • http://www.focuszing.co.uk Les

    As for the melted lights, this was caused by heat from a fire that was across the street and not by unusually high temperatures!

  • Hans

    Just a small but related thing I picked up:
    Google “Fish die as US heats up”.

  • Stephen

    Wow good article to make you think! Looks like we better get packing and look at our pantry’s to see what we need. Not enough squirrel and rabbit around here to feed the people for maybe a few days. But it will be first come first served. I was thinking about some canned meat from the Amish country. A little pricy but but its better then fighting for the last squirrel. And the size of people these days one squirrel is like a chicken wing to most of us.

    • uncurable wound

      testing 1234,testing 1234

    • uncurable wound

      Stephen.No worries brother,you can buy all the canned squirrel you need…..its even organic and free range….
      internet-grocer/squirrel yummy!
      Ill keep an eye out for the rabbit.

      • uncurable wound

        Everybody, we should take up a collection to buy Michael some free range squirrel.
        Put me down for 5 cases…
        .
        Michael youll love it in the morning with toast…ROFL!

        • Michael

          LOL

          I am fine, really. :)

          Michael

      • davidmpark

        There’s nothing wrong with rabbit!

  • Evie

    The elite have it planned. Subprime water and food loans after you take out a loan for medical care.

  • GSOB

    Grow indoors.
    Socialist propaganda.

    • Paul

      Yes, in Socialist countries many tended their own plot. People had much less lawns and much more veggies and apple trees in their back yard.

  • Kathy Smith

    Micheal I am actually commenting on the unemployment article. Egon von Greyerz has an excellent commentary on this topic on ”KING WORLD NEWS” FROM 8/05/12. After listening to it I said you just have to know how to do USA government math & you to can come up with ”good figures” to report. LOL. God bless & keep up the good work

  • James

    This drought happened at the absolute worst time.

  • A.S.

    1. Repent for Sexual Sins–that includes being against the GLBT movement, which is evil and part of the problem.
    2. Stand by Israel–protect this tiny nation among a band of murderers, thieves, and child molesters (that is right, Islams allows child molestation).
    3. Vote for Ron Paul, the only true American in all of Congress.
    4. Arrest, Try and Convict all the bankers, Wall Street employees and anyone else making money illegally, especially at the expense of making the poor suffer.
    5. Stop all the illegal wars: Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, and the new ones coming in Syria and Iran.

    If these five things are done, then G-d will surely save us. At least start with number one. Although G-d loves everyone, He hates GLBT behavior.

    • Saq

      I agree with the last 3, but I don’t know what the GLBT is all about. Personally, I think it is another distraction of TPTB. I think God is about free choice. We have no right to condone or condemn anyone’s sexual orientation. Leave that up to the ‘Big Guy’ in the sky. As for Israel, sorry, but I think they are a big part of the problem. I don’t think we should sacrifice our once great nation to fight their wars for them.

    • Gay Veteran

      well A.S., a lot people think Jews are evil

      • A.S.

        Every nation that kicked the Jews out and/or mistreated them, suffers economically. To name a few:
        1. Spain/Portugal–depression
        2. Greece–major depression
        3. Italy–major recession
        4. Germany–supposedly they made proper repentance, that is why they are for now surviving economically, but if their anti-semitism continues, they will suffer like the rest of Europe

        This is all from the Bible: “I will bless those that bless you and curse those that curse you.” So if the nations of the world want to live in this global economic collapse, be protective of Jews and support Israel unconditionally. If not, the curse will come upon you, which is being seen right now. G-d is very patient, but after so many years, the patience runs dry. That is why the U.S. is going through so much natural disasters, besides economic collapse: their own evil behavior against G-d and His people, especially the nation of Israel. The U.S. has been so demanding of Israel and puts upon them double standards. These policies will only bite them back 100X times harder.

        Mark my words, if this so-called peace process continues, like the expulsion of all the settlements in the West Bank (G-d forbid) (about 1m Jews), then at least 100m Americans will lose their homes and/or die almost instantly. People are already losing their homes. This is highly correlated with evil behavior against G-d and Israel.

        And if it weren’t for Jews, who else would have given ethical human law to the world? Just because a single Jew or two, that follows NOTHING from the Torah, behaves badly, doesn’t make all Jews bad. As a related matter, most likely those Rich Rothschilds are not Jewish! They inter-married so much the past 200+ years, it is to be assumed they are non-Jews. So, if you want to blame Jews for this global-banking scheme, you can’t, because most of them (I would say at least 95%) are NOT JEWS!

        • ScoutMotto

          I tend to think there is a difference between the Jews of the Bible, and the ************** who wish to destroy everyone.

        • Gay Veteran

          “I will bless those that bless you and curse those that curse you.”

          gee, maybe he should have cursed Hitler BEFORE he killed so many Jews

          • A.S.

            And you think, you are not racist? The way you mention hitler is like you actually approved his actions.

        • r.bitting

          Genesis 12:3. . . If America understood the importance of that verse, there would be a whole lot more happy farmers in the Midwest right now.

          • Gay Veteran

            “And you think, you are not racist? The way you mention hitler is like you actually approved his actions.”

            uh, you do realize that the Nazis murdered Gays also

        • GSOB

          To the accomplished Jew,
          Mr. A.S.

          Taken from the Living Translation:

          No, a true Jew is one whose heart is right with God. And true circumcision is not merely obeying the letter of the law; rather, it is a change of heart produced by God’s Spirit. And a person with a changed heart seeks praise from God, not from people.

          • A.S.

            a true Jew is either born to a Jewish mother or a woman who converted…
            that simple, nothing to do with a changed heart.

    • Paul

      If you don’t like homosexual acts, do not engage in them.

    • Paul

      All Wall Street is supposedly run by Jews.

      All America is supposedly run by Jews.

      So all the illegal wars are supposedly run by Jews ???

      Isn’t that a very simplistic view?

      And the Bible talks a lot about punishment, and killing. Killing the firstborn, Abraham asked by God to sacrifice his son, and he is stupid enough to listen.

      I’d never kill my kids, not for any god in the world.

      And punishment for not believing in you? This god must have a very low self-esteem.

      • A.S.

        Paul,

        Obviously you don’t understand the event of Abraham willing to sacrificing his son. Find a local Orthodox Rabbi to explain it to you. Either wise, you are a hypocrite that just spreads hate which you hear and accept as truth.

        Also, those Jews that supposedly run the world as you say, are not religious Jews. That is the key; if they followed Torah, they would not be doing that. And I highly doubt that there is even a single real Jews among the rich Rothschilds today; all of them intermarried into non-Jewish families.

        • Paul

          Yes, I heard that before.

          Something else: did you ever hear of communism? Or communist countries?

          What if I told you that communism is a stateless society. People living together without the need for states and countries?

          And therefore a communist country is an oxymoron?

          And for anyone willing to sacrifice his son – I’d put him into jail and throw the key away.

  • JustanOguy

    Okie Dokie… More then enough rain in our neck of the woods. Have not seen so much since 1994.

  • r.bitting

    ” If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land ” 2 Chronicles 7:14. . . To truly understand that verse in it’s context you must read the verse before it, which describes the drought which God will send on the rebellious nation that rejects his word and his soveriegnty. America is’nt going to repent and return to God ( at least not as a nation, individuals will wake up and return, but not the nation ). So get ready because things will only deteriorate rapidly from this point forward. Read Deuteronomy ch. 28 to see the near future of our nation before it happens. Then get on your knees and ask God to forgive your sin and trust in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. . . Acts 2:38

    • Louise in MO

      R.Bitting

      They aren’t going to listen. “The preaching of the cross is foolishness to them that perish.”

      Don’t remember chapter and verse; I just know it’s in The Word!

  • i’vegivenup

    Practically every aspect of America is coming apart and these problems are just part of the decay. The drought worsens and water supplies dwindle. Next…food supples shrink and prices skyrocket. We have truly entered THE END OF DAYS…

  • Dave

    Not only are our aquifers drying up….but the Fracking Industry will using up valuable water resources in places like Pennsylvania and Ohio to make a horrible situation even worse in coming years.

    Global Warming (caused from humans burning fossil fuels) will eventually destroy our planet.

    Is anyone ( maybe the writer of this article ) even discussing this most urgent change in our collective habits?????

    • Scott

      “Global Warming (caused from humans burning fossil fuels) will eventually destroy our planet.”

      Human activity only produces around 3-4% of total CO2. The rest occurs naturally.

      • Paul

        Yes, it only takes one straw to break the camel’s back.

        It only takes one drop to let the barrel overflow.

        • Scott

          And what straw broke the Camel’s back when Greenland was warm enough to grow fruit centuries ago, human made CO2?

          • Paul

            Really? Where does all the ice on Greenland come from? Did people build a freezer to store all the fruit?

            BTW, just imagine, that there was a time when there was a lot of CO2 in the air and the Earth was really warm and humid. Just imagine that there have been plants growing to the sky and ferns as high as skyscrapers.

            Just imagine that all these plants soaked up all that CO2 and then fell into bogs and all that carbon stored in those plants and micro-organisms was found later and named coal and oil.

            Just imagine, all that carbon is now converted back into CO2 to make the planet as hot as before there were any humans on the planet.

            Could that be possible?

        • Scott

          Greenland was actually “Greenland” during the Viking days, warm enough to grow fruit. Do some research.

    • Saq

      global warming was a scam. Notice how they changed it to ‘climate change’, but it still hasn’t been proven to be a man made problem…. or has it? I read somewhere that the BP oil spill may have been done intentionally to stop/slow the gulfstream. Rumours are that it may have worked. The end result would be severe drought in the midwest and mini ice age /record cold in europe. Seems at least those parts may have come true. Anyone else hear this rumor?

      • John W.

        People who want to manipulate others started it. that is what it is all about, power.

      • Paul

        Rumor has it, that American’s world view is a bit strange.

        They even believe in creationism. And they ban the Catcher in the Rye from school libraries, and they arrest toddlers playing doctor for sexual harrassment, leading them in handcuffs from kindergartens,

        That’s why we Europeans are happy that most of them are so fat, that they can’t walk, and their cars can’t swim.

        • knightowl77

          LOL – we may be fat, but we can diet…you in Europe however are stupid and ugly, for which here is no cure

          • Paul

            That’s right, that’s why we had to export Einstein and Oppenheimer to shoot you to the moon. LOL

        • mike Beale

          Rumor has it, that American’s world view is a bit strange.
          Rumor has it, the EU is dying a slow finacial death. Of course, the US will be asked to save your Godless azzes, like numerous times before. Why were both world wars started by and fought in Europe? Can’t you people get your act together?
          Why do you criticize the speck in America’s eye while you yourself have a plank in your’s?

          • Paul

            Rumor has it America is drowning in debt.
            That debt created to support oil imports.
            Rumor also has it that America wouldn’t be America as it is without pioneering and exploring and exploiting and aggressive and colonising Europeans.

            If the European kings and states were not so bad, there wouldn’t have been all those economic refugees coming over the pond.

            But you know where Europe is on the map, right?

      • sharonsj

        Our Pentagon produced a report on global warming about 5 years ago and I’ve read all 28 pages of it. I can explain the entire thing in one sentence: It says that climate change is a great threat to humanity than terrorism. But I bet you think that’s a conspiracy too. When you finally realize what’s happening, it will be too late.

    • Mal R.

      Dont believe the hype of whatever it is that you swallowed.

      Joel Rogers, one of the leading hard left progressives behind the curtain admits that we could shut down the entire economy of the United states, including REMOVING every car from every road and it wouldn’t do a damned thing to stop/slow/hinder your stupid AGW.

      Why doncha please explain how frakking “uses up valuable water resources” – a renewable resource by the way.

  • Prepared Pastor

    The recent challenges are a good opportunity to evaluate the location you chose to ride out the bottom of the prosperity curve. My location is white in the drought map. It has rained almost every day here for at least a week. Water literally pops up out of the ground through springs.

    These droughts are also a good argument for precious metals. Yes, I’ve heard the mantra of those who chant ‘you can’t eat silver and gold’ and that is true. It is also true, however, that if fertile land transitions to desert it will be time to migrate.

    Imagine trying to bribe a border guard or immigration official (standard practice in third-world countries) with whatever home canned preserves you manage to avoid eating while walking your family to South America behind a push cart. A pocketful of silver, which has had value throughout human history, will open a lot more doors.

  • Timothy H Wiley

    We really do not know what is “normal weather” in this country, Americans have a very short time frame mentality, for example, the Anasazi Indian culture collaped about 900 years ago. Why?

    “Why would the Anasazi leave — potentially for good — pueblos it had taken them decades to construct? Scientists have found one possible answer by looking at tree rings (a study called dendrochronology) in the Sand Canyon area. In the period between A.D. 1125 and 1180, very little rain fell in the region.”

    There was very little rain for a period of 55 years!

    In 1587, the English tried to start a colony in North Carolina but it failed, one of the suspected reasons for the failure was a long drought. In North Carolina!

    When Jefferson made the Louisiana purchase, people thought he was crazy because it was thought that central Kansas & Nebraska were sandy deserts and completely useless based on early Spanish reports. These areas were deserts in the early 15th century and will be so again at some point.

    So what is “normal”, we really do not know since we have only been scientifically observing the weather for a relatively short time.

    The “melting street lights” story has already been refuted, it was caused by a dempster fire near the lights.

    • Orange Jean

      My sentiments exactly, and I was also going to make a comment about the Anasazi. The weather is cyclic, I do believe sun storms have more to do with it than CO2, and Hansen is not a “scientist” I respect.

      Virginia also had troubles due to drought when they first tried settling here from Europe (Jamestown, etc.) – it is clear from the stories passed down by natives that the weather here comes and goes in drought cycles followed by wet cycles. I’ve seen it myself, in just the 7 yrs I’ve been here and we are currently having a heavy rain storm, no drought in this area this year, and it’s been reported this area is having one of its best corn crops.

      In other places you get cycles of wildfires, blizzards, hurricanes… it all comes and goes. And if you have any doubts, seems to me I’ve read about northern parts of the US (and into Canada) once upon a time (back in the dinosaur days) as having a tropical climate. No cars about then…

  • Matt

    I believe the street lights melted because of a dumpster fire next to them, not the sun. Its about 100 degrees too cool for those lights to melt.

  • markthetruth

    Michael…. you forgot the fish and other wildlife that are suffering….

    Thousands of fish die as Midwest streams heat up

    http://news.yahoo.com/thousands-fish-die-midwest-streams-heat-183228110.html

    But in the end we think of our self’s and the money we have to spend all because we are lazy and don’t grow gardens and are not aloud to farm our own chicken’s because of property restriction , laws , and penalties…..

    the end.

    • Michael

      That is also a very good point. The pain of this drought is being felt in so many different ways.

      Michael

  • knightowl77

    Irrigating the SW for grass and gold courses is a terrible waste of water…The golf courses in Palm Springs and other desert communities should be eliminated.

    • polkordealer

      Golf course water in the Palm Springs area is effectively managed by the golf course people. Having worked for the Desert Water Agency, only a small portion of the water is lost…most water used by the courses returns to the natural aquifer. The cost of water in that area is not for the water…but for the pumping.

  • Snoopy_The_Economist

    It’s sad to think that while prices rise in the USA millions will die in 3rd world countries because they will not be able to afford to eat. Sure this already happens but each event takes more victims; inflation included.

  • Bryan

    Read the book 2008 God’s Fial Witness, it will answer all your questions as to why this is all happening. Believe me, this is just the begining. The worst is yet to come!

  • Bryan

    Oops, spelt the name of the book wrong. 2008 God’s Final Witness.

    • Kathy Smith

      Brian I agree I did read it & also recommend the book a real eye opener

  • Paranoid

    Here in NE Ohio it’s better than a lot of places and the corn is still toast. Very poor crops, soybeans are going to bite it next, we have about a week or ten days for MAJOR rains or it’s to late, Already huge damage. Some of the corn is starting to die already, and ears are zit.

  • Cleo

    http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2006/10mar_stormwarning/

    Above from an article several years old discussing solar flares.

    Chttp://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2012/20jul_tasteofsolarmax/

    More discussion of the solar maximum.

    The earth has been in cycles for ever…periods of warm up, periods of cool down. As our sun starts to calm down, I feel things will start returning to normal. Even if crops are only 50% of what they should be, it still is an amazing amount of grain. Whether we have good crops or bad ones, it’s still pretty fuelish (pardon the play on words) to use our food supply for fuel, especially with all the reserves of oil, coal, and natural gas that we have.

    I’m still more worried about a devastating EMP from a solar flare than just about anything else. I also did some online research about EMP’s. From what I’ve found if you have an all steel vehicle it should be ok. Home electronics…..create a homemade Faraday box…..use a galvanized trashcan with it’s lid, line it with cardboard, set your electronics in it so they don’t touch the metal, and you should be good to go. I saw a documentary one time on TLC or Discovery about the guys that wear a Faraday suit and are able to touch high voltage transmission lines with a pole from a helicopter….the electric current flows around them harmlessly.

    Bottom line is most people don’t understand how devastating a massive solar storm could be. If our government were truly looking out for us (apologies to Bill) one would think they might be telling us about this. Apparently they would rather listen to all our phone calls and read our emails instead.

    • Louise in MO

      CLEO

      I also believe that recent massive solar flares are at least in part to blame for the heat.

      Most likely government types don’t want to “scare” the populace and have massive panic.
      There is nothing we can do about the sun. Imagine that, man thinking there’s nothing that THEY or HE can do!

  • nojoke4153

    The Fukushima earthquake was so powerful, it moved our planet on it’s axes. Not sure that was the cause, however, it has been getting hotter here in the US since then. Just saying.

  • Cleo
  • Alvin

    It’s because that Rich bastard Rommney won’t release 10 years of taxes returns.
    Obama says quick send me all your money so that he can do the hope and change thing
    and bring America rain. ( He promises).

    • Billybob

      ************* = OBAMA MUST GO !!!!

  • Laura

    quoted from the bible: 2. Drought and Famine

    Drought and famine—lack of rain and lack of food—will stalk the earth on a massive scale never seen before. Yes, these things will become much, much worse.

    When there is drought you also have wildfires—range fires and forest fires. After the fires have burned off the brush, there is always the danger of floods when it resumes raining because there is no vegetation in the burned area’s watershed to retain the precipitation. These catastrophes of drought, famine, fire and flood naturally tend to go together. In Matthew 24:7, Jesus predicted: “And there will be famines.” Worldwide famines will engender vicious competition and strife among nations over food. This will mean increased political and military danger, especially for the United States, Britain and the British-descended peoples, whose lands have typically been seen as the breadbasket of the world.

    Those of us living in the advanced, developed world have thought these things would only occur in places like India, Bangladesh or Africa. How could famine happen to us? It is practically unthinkable to suggest that one dark day the supermarkets and restaurants would have to close due to lack of food! But famine, the pain of empty stomachs, will occur in the United States of America, Canada, Britain, New Zealand, Australia and elsewhere among the English-speaking peoples of the world. Let us understand what God says and why.

    Most people just do not understand that it is God Almighty who controls the weather and that He sometimes uses this power to punish nations that displease Him! King Solomon knew this. During the dedication of God’s temple in Jerusalem he acknowledged God’s power, “When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain because they [the people] have sinned against You…” (1 Kings 8:35). Does God collectively punish a nation for mocking or ignoring His moral, ethical standards? You bet He does! “For we know Him who said, ‘Vengeance is Mine; I will repay,’ says the Lord. And again, ‘The Lord will judge His people.’ It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God” (Hebrews 10:30–31).

    • Gay Veteran

      and if it was flooding you quote some other Bible verse

  • http://Survive2balive.com GA

    Stock up now. I am looking to buy some more TVP products for long term storage and hedge against the upcoming food price issues. Soy is also taking a pretty hard hit with the drought. Going to start shifting funds and focusing more on food storage.

    • Paul

      The soy in the US is genetically modified. Your kids will grow three heads.

      But that’s good. They will see more and they can eat more.

  • Melissa

    Here in California we did have some rain last spring but we now haven’t had any in several weeks.
    I believe we are living in the end times.The Bible says in Matthew 24 verses 7-8″There will be famines and earthquakes in many places.But all this will be only the beginning of the horrors to come.”This world is not our home.Heaven is our home.I received a tract from Billy Graham’s ministry.This is what it says.”Here is how you can receive Christ:1.”Admit your need.(I am a sinner).2.Be willing to turn from your sins.(repent)3.Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the cross and rose from the grave.4.Pray a prayer like this:Dear Lord Jesus,I know that I am a sinner,and I ask you for Your forgiveness.I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead.I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life.I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior.In Your Name,Amen” In Revelation 21:3-4 it says “I heard a loud voice from the throne saying,”Now the dwelling of God is with men,and He will live with them.They will be be His people,and God Himself will be with them and be their God.He will wipe every tear from their eyes.There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain,for the old order of things has passed away.”

  • Old Man

    Back in the 1987 – 1992 period, Japan was on a roll. It rose to become world’s #2 economic power. Dozens of books proclaim its ‘certain’ destiny as the new king after the USA. Hundreds of American corporate giants were busted into competitive submission and began to humbly learn the lessons of Japanese quality and ‘perfection’ manufacturing know-how.

    Then the Japan bubble blew and its stock market lost a whopping 60%. Thousands who took out 99-year mortgages were left holding the bag – for a lifetime.

    American experts called on the Japanese government to pump up the stimulus and do all kinds of reverse-bubble things. 2 decades later many still call Japan experience the Two Lost Decades and could not understand why the Japan government did not take all of their fancy advises.

    But few if any in Japan call its own experience the Two Lost Decades. They call it the New Normal. They have long accepted it as the Normal, and therefore the bubble years as Stupid Folly.

    Nationally, Japan can absorb such ego-busting experience, clear the national psyche and move on. That’s because of the far more humbling experience of losing WW2.

    Can America do the same? If you asked me, I say ‘Not without doing a civil war first.’ See, the American national ego is about a dozen times bigger, and its arrogance is, well, shall I just say world famous.

  • Laura

    i read that book last spring, while Ronald was wrong on his date, he was certainly correct with all the signs, he was quite specific and he is spot on

  • doctor blue

    Seems everyone has turned against us, other countries, our politicians have been bought out by the highest bidder, big business keeps raising prices and shipping jobs off overseas, banks are robbing us blind and our politicans help them do it and turn a blind eye. Our taxes are going up, ObummerCare will add another $2,000 in your tax bill when it’s installed, derivatives are about to pop and we could be on the hook for our banks gamble to the tune of $200 Trillion dollars, plus the money to bail them out AGAIN. Our Government prints money like there is NO tomorrow (maybe they know something we don’t) and our Government keeps borrowing like there is NO tomorrow (maybe there IS something they know, that we don’t?) NOT to mention the debacle in Europe. Sept 12 they have a vote coming up where they will vote to print money to bail out Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Ireland and probably more. BUT I don’t think Germany will vote for it (remembering the money printing of the Weimer Republic and how that ended) So Sept. 12th is “D” day for DEBACLE. NO it’s more an Apocalypse for all of us. AND NOW – IF ALL THIS WERE NOT ENOUGH – Mother Nature has to turn against us too! You will be seeing a $3.00 pound of hamburger going for $12.00 AND MORE!
    IF you have NOT been preparing it’s almost to late!
    And if you have you probably will be living on your stored food – before you really need it making you very hungry when things get REAL – REAL BAD!
    I am not kidding when I say one day soon we will be sitting around camp fires in our back yards to keep warm eating rat meat on a stick or the neighbors cat or the neighbors kid.
    Things are going to get REAL ugly – REAL soon.
    ***WARNING***
    Prepare, Prep hard, Prep fast, Time is VERY short!!!
    And when ALL ELSE FAILS – PRAY!!!

    My Father was a young man during the Depression and he told me some men prayed, and prayed, and prayed until their knees bled.
    But some men cursed the name of God for letting them and their family go hungry.

    • mike Beale

      My Father was a young man during the Depression and he told me some men prayed, and prayed, and prayed until their knees bled.
      But some men cursed the name of God for letting them and their family go hungry

      Ya, so what’s the point? That one group is now in heaven and the other is burning in the lake of fire?

  • erheault

    As the ice melts it cools the ocean underwater currents which flow around the whole globe , as the water cools it vaporises less thereby causing less rain fall in some areas and general global weather upsets,
    During the Viking days the continent called Greenland was farmed and homesteaded, it fell into a cold wave and was covered with ice, This year it is now free of its ice cover and the ice cooled water has entered the ocean currents along with overall huge ice melts around the globe, so this new global weather change we are seeing will be with us for quite a spell, This is nothing new it has happened for eons of time once the whole continent of USA was under miles of ice now it is undergoing another change get use to it nothing ever stays the same.

  • http://huemaurice5.blogspot.fr/ huemaurice7

    The scalar is anthropogenic

  • Evie

    People cannot afford to eat in 3rd world countries. They cannot afford to eat on the usa. Ask people who volunteer at food pantries. Demand is up over 100% more than last year. Most are working the low wage jobs our elected brag they created.

  • Dick Grace

    The black horse and his rider and bringing this destruction straight from the throne of God.

  • NorthernCanuck

    This is all really weird to read from southern Ontario. Over the last several weekends alone we’ve had thunderstorms with torrential rain and we have yet more heavy rain forecast for the day after tomorrow. It’s almost as though there’s a line drawn at the Lake Ontario mid-point border and we get our rain plus yours!

    I have stong suspicions that HAARP is at work here. The current scientific and military capacity for weather warfare and weather engineering would make a good article in itself.

    Time to dig out and re-read that fine old best-selling prophetic book by David Wilkerson, “The Vision”. See how much of that has come true since he wrote it in the ’70’s and you’ll start seriously preparing in a hurry, if you’re not already doing so!

    • http://earthypoetgrrl.wordpress.com Beth

      I think I will give that a re-read! Love David Wilkerson!

      • NorthernCanuck

        Beth, I’m glad that’s the case! David Wilkerson was certainly a godly man and led by the Lord, as his life amply demonstrated.

        As a quick reminder, here are some relevant extracts summarized from his remarkable 1974 book, “The Vision”:

        “Earthquakes coming to United States

        The United States is going to experience in the not-too-distant future the most tragic earthquakes in its history. One day soon this nation will be reeling under the impact of the biggest news story of modern times. It will be coverage of the biggest most disastrous earthquake in history.

        It will cause widespread panic and fear, Without a doubt, it will become one of the most completely reported earthquake ever. Television networks will suspend all programming and carry all day coverage.

        Another earthquake , possibly in Japan may precede the one that I see coming here. There is not the slightest doubt in my mind about this forthcoming massive earthquake in our continent.

        I am not at all convinced that this earthquake will take place in California. In fact, I believe it is going to take place where it is least expected. This terrible earthquake may happen in an area that is not known as an earthquake belt. It will be so high on the Richter scale that it will trigger two other major earthquakes.

        Famine is coming

        Snowless winters will bring dismal crop production and famine conditions in central and western Russia, India, Pakistan , all of southeast Asia and Africa will especially hard hit.

        The forty-month drought in Africa and the prolonged dry spell in Brazil will both end temporarily. There will be some relief but conditions will worsen. In Africa, millions will face starvation.

        American food reserves will dwindle partially due to drought and flood in this country. Wheat, rice and soybean reserves will be completely exhausted. The demand for corn, rice and wheat will not be met.

        Nature will go Wild

        Floods, hurricanes and tornadoes will destroy crops, animals and much wildlife driving prices even higher and causing some experts to suggest that nature is losing its balance.

        Weather will become increasing difficult to forecast. Sudden storms will appear without warning. Southernmost regions will be gripped by record cold waves and northern areas will experience record heat waves.”

        • Michael

          Thank you for posting that.

          Michael

    • Louise in MO

      Another book to re-read from the 70’s is “The Late Great Planet Earth” by Hal Lindsey. It was made into a movie.

  • Fed up

    Oddly, western north Carolina is having unusual amount of rain. Tons of water here in the blue ridge mountains. We are one of only a few states getting above average rain. We picked to move here because there was an abundance of water, wildlife, edible wild foods, tons of firewood, and moderate winters.
    Many,many peppers are here because of the same abundance of resources.

    • Michael

      I really like the western North Carolina/eastern Tennessee area. It is an area that my wife and I were considering before we made our move.

      Michael

    • K

      Yes, it is the same here. Just across the line from N.C. in TN. Currently 4 inches above normal rainfall for the year. Moved here when I retired, for the same reason Fed up mentioned.

  • http://drgoldsite.wordpress.com Drgold

    Why Droughts? The Spiritual meaning about droughts!

    Droughts & extended droughts are judgments by God. There were some apocalyptic droughts in the Bible days- like the 7 years drought in Joseph’s days, or the 3 1/2 years drought during the time of the prophet Elijah. God had repeatedly told the people to repent, turn from their wicked ways, but the people did not listen. In 2 Chronicles 7:14 God told King Solomon ‘If my people , which are called by my Name, humble themselves, & pray, & seek my Face, & turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, & will forgive their sins, & heal their land’.

    As America is becoming like Sodom & Gomorrah, so will we too be destroyed unless we repent!

    • mike Beale

      As America is becoming like Sodom & Gomorrah, so will we too be destroyed unless we repent!

      Fat chance. The majority of American’s will unfortunetely shake their fist at and curse God. That too is prophesied.

  • Cinderella Man

    The point is is doesnt matter what is causing this drought weather its Gods vengence, HAARP and chemtrails or solar max this is absouletly devastating. Thank God for Michael otherwise you people that live in town would have no idea what is about to hit you untill one day at the grocery store you would be blindsided by high prices. Im seeing this everyday. In addition to my job at the elevator I am now partners with my father in rasing hogs. I have it a little better than other farmers because i have acess to grain thanks to my job. Everyday I watch the fields burn, creeks dry up and the price of corn and soy going up. I have no idea how some ranches are going to make it this fall and winter. Some are already feeding hay and buying feed from the elevator to try to fatten up their cows before they sell them. Add to that the prices of cows and sheep have fallen dramatically this year. Alot of people out here are going to go broke. When you cant afford feed and hay for your animals you must sell out. And when those old ranchers sell out they will not be coming back. No young people want to do it so im predicting food shortages and riots in the very near future. My advice is make a plan make some friends out in the country. The cities are the very last place you are going to want to be.

    • Michael

      I really appreciate your updates on these articles I do about the drought.

      Reports from those that are actually living through this are very powerful.

      Michael

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/HOT4TECHNOLOGY LEXXTEX

    LEXXTEX 321 CHEMTRAILS SECRET PLAN 2CAUSE GLOBAL DROUGHT !!!

    YOUTUBE

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKB2IHsH3jY&list=PLBA99DF6556DCB2D0&index=0&feature=plcp

    • NorthernCanuck

      Watched it. Great catch! Thanks for posting the link. I also watched and liked the one you posted on YouTube on the switching of the damaged RMS Olympic for the almost-identical RMS Titanic, too, in a huge insurance scam (I found the link to it at the end of your ‘Global Dimming’ video posting). I’d heard this allegation before but that video certainly seemed to confirm it and answered a lot of questions!

  • John

    Ecclesiastes 1:9 – “That which has been is what will be, That which is done is what will be done, And there is nothing new under the sun.”

    As spoken to me by Him who sits above and from Him nothing is hidden, “As then, as is now.”

    Do not look to science or man’s foolish wisdom to search for an answer. Look to the wise counsel of the Heavenly Father. A curse is upon this nation just as it was upon Israel when it turned away from the Father’s wise counsel.

    1 Kings 17:1 – “And Elijah the Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the LORD God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except at my word.”

    Elijah is back! My name is John. My mother’s name is Elizabeth. Let the wise hear what I say!

    Repent! The Day of the Lord is near! The Lord Jesus told you to watch. Do not be like the children of the dark.

    Mark 13:37 – “And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!”

    1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 – “But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.”

    • Gay Veteran

      “…And you think, you are not racist? The way you mention hitler is like you actually approved his actions….”

      some of you people are like primatives trying to understand fire

  • John

    WHY DOES THIS SURPRISE YOU? SERIOUS QUESTION!

    What do you think it means when you hear Him say “My patience has died, and the children are far away.” and “Time to gather the grapes for the winepress; time is up.” and “I will not tarry much longer.”? Do you think He will listen when He gave you forewarnings (the towers of new Babel came falling down)? Did He not give you His holy word that showed what happened to Israel when it turned away from the LORD God? Listen what He said to Jeremiah when His patience had died with Israel/Judah and He purposed His just judgment:

    Jeremiah 7:16-20 – “Therefore do not pray for this people, nor lift up a cry or prayer for them, nor make intercession to Me; for I will not hear you. Do you not see what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? The children gather wood, the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead dough, to make cakes for the queen of heaven; and they pour out drink offerings to other gods, that they may provoke Me to anger. Do they provoke Me to anger?” says the Lord. “Do they not provoke themselves, to the shame of their own faces?” Therefore thus says the Lord God: “Behold, My anger and My fury will be poured out on this place—on man and on beast, on the trees of the field and on the fruit of the ground. And it will burn and not be quenched.”

    O’America…you are the Land of Shinar and new Babylon. You do not sit as a queen before the LORD! You know the judgment that is coming for it is in His word.(NOTE: Babylon the Great IS NOT Rome or Iraq or Turkey. He will judge the shepherds who have led the flock astray.)

    Elijah is back! My name is John. My mother’s name is Elizabeth. Let the wise hear what I say!

    REPENT! The Day of the LORD is near!

    • Louise in MO

      JOHN

      Your post is correct; unfortunately the majority will not heed the warning.

      I know it’s coming and in the not to distant future.

      • Alex

        I can gurantee you that it wont happen in your lifetime though. Wait and see if I am not correct.

    • Mick68

      I’m sorry but even as a believer I have a hard time getting too worried about warnings when God uses “urgent” and “I will not tarry much longer” language, then does nothing for 2000 years and counting.

      Does anyone fear the man who warns but does nothing?

      Who prepares for disasters which were given as “imminent” 2000 years ago?

      Seriously, hasn’t every generation been convinced Jesus was right at the door?

      “A day is like 1000 years and 1000 years is like a day.”

      Conclusion: God isn’t speaking our language when he gives these warnings, he’s speaking his own. So, “right at the door” can be translated as “I’ll be there within 5000 years.”

      • Joan

        He has told us to watch the signs. The fig tree is probably the ‘biggy’ as far that is concerned. With the Jewish people back in their homeland Israel, the clock is indeed ticking.

    • un

      this has to do with directed energy more-so than the bible, at least a bit. i.e. it is critical that people know that bilderberg’s DE weapons are doing this to finally perpetrate their genocidal world dictatorship. sounds lofty until you know anything. research, evybody

  • davidmpark

    Okay, here’s what I just did. The water from the roof is toxic from the tar sealants. So, we blocked the downspouts with a cheap plastic ball from the dollar store. We used some strips of leftover 1/2″ hardware cloth with some chain-link fencing wire threaded though it every one foot. We draped plastic over the wire leaving the mesh exposed, and at the end of the wires we attached half a RV-type garden hose cut lengthwise to make an open pipe. The hose halves at the end have a length of 1/4″ plastic hose attached that runs into a cement cistern… hidden somewhere. This is a solar distiller attached to the house that is well enough disguised. We are waiting for the water tests to come back to see if it’s potable enough.

    Go out as soon as possible and get hard red winter wheat seeds and some small livestock. The method used to grow wheat without watering is very old out here. Simply plow 1′ deep by 2′ wide trenches and plant the wheat in there before the end of October before the storms come. Usually the snows of winter provide enough water trapped in the trench to water the wheat ’til harvest.

    Rabbits, ducks, quail, and bees are the best for most urban areas. Quail can be reared and harvested in an apartment. Also learn to grow in 5 gal buckets: we have most of our houseplants in them and our lemon tree, aloe vera, and winter crops are doing quite well.

    Last of all: pray, and repent if needed. Be right with the Lord first, and He’ll care for you and yours.

    • davidmpark

      AHHH! Sorry! That’s supposed to be 2′ deep by 2′ wide trenches.

  • John

    FIGURE THIS OUT O’WISE MEN (Read Genesis 11:1-9 first.)

    THROUGH ONE…MANY! Meaning: From one tongue and one mind that was in the Land of Shinar (Babel, Babylon), many peoples, nations, tribes, and tongues were created and scattered across the earth.

    OUT OF MANY…ONE! Meaning: Many peoples, nations, tribes, and tongues that were scattered across the earth gathered together to form one nation with one language and one mind.

    Who is this nation? HINT: What is Latin for “Out of many, one.”? E PLURIBUS UNUM

    O’America…you reversed what God had commanded!!! You are the new Babylon, and the city that is the new Babel is greeted by the Statue of Liberty (Ishtar who is the Babylonian Goddess of Freedom and Liberty). What do you think the Most High thinks about the tower? What happened to the others?

    DID WE NOT LEARN ANYTHING? OPEN YOUR EYES TO THE TRUTH! LET HIS HOLY SPIRIT GUIDE YOU TO THE TRUTH AND RELY NOT ON MAN!

    • SMASH THE CONTROL MACHINE

      YOU DID FIGURE OUT WHERE AMERICA IS IN THE SCRIPTURE THE BLIND LEADERS COULD NOT FIGURE IT OUT!!!NO AMERICA IS NOT IN THE BIBLE THATS WHAT THE LUKEWARM PASTORS SAID!!!WHAT THE PROPHETS SAID ABOUT BABYLON

      1. Babylon would be an END TIME GREAT NATION (Rev 17,18; Isa 13:6).

      2. Babylon would have a huge seaport city within its borders (Rev 18:17).

      3. The Great City Babylon is the home of a world government attempt (Rev 17:18).

      4. The Great City Babylon would be the economic nerve center of the world (Rev 18:3).

      5. Babylon would be the center of a one world Luciferian religious movement (Jer 51:44).

      6. Babylon would be the center for the move to a global economic order (Rev 13:16).

      BABYLON THE NATION

      1. Babylon would be the youngest and greatest of the end time nations (Jer 50:12).

      2. Babylon would the QUEEN AMONG THE NATIONS (Isa 47:5,7; Rev 18:7).

      3. Babylon would be the most powerful nation in the world (Isa 47, Jer 50, 51, Rev 18).

      4. Babylon would be the HAMMER OF THE WHOLE EARTH (Jer 50:23; Rev 18:23).

      5. Babylon is called a lady, and has the symbol of the Lady (Isa 47:7-9).

      6. Babylon would be the praise of the WHOLE EARTH (Jer 51:41).

      7. Babylon is center of world trade (Jer 51:44; Rev 17:18; 18:19).

      8. Babylon would grow to be the richest nation in the world (Rev 18:3, 7, 19, 23).

      9. All nations that traded with Babylon would grow rich (Rev 18:3).

      10. The merchants of Babylon were the GREAT MEN OF THE EARTH (Rev 18:23).

      11. Babylon is a huge nation, with lands, cities, and great wealth (implied throughout).

      12. Babylon is nation “peeled”, or timbered, a land of open fields (Isa 18:2).

      13. Babylon is land quartered by mighty rivers (Isa 18:2).

      14. Babylon is a land that is measured out, and populated throughout (Isa 18:2).

      15. Babylon destroys her own land, with pollution and waste (Isa 14:20, 18:2, 7).

      16. Babylon is a land rich in mineral wealth (Jer 51:13).

      17. Babylon is a the leading agricultural nation of the world (Jer 50, 51; Rev 18).

      18. Babylon is the leading exporting nation in the world (Jer 51:13; Rev 18).

      19. Babylon is the leading importing nation of the entire world.(Jer 50, 51; Rev 18).

      20. Babylon is a nation filled with warehouses and granaries (Jer 50:26).

      21. Babylon is the leading INDUSTRIAL NATION OF THE WORLD (Isa 13, 47, Jer 50, 51; Rev 18).

      22. Babylon is noted for her horses (Jer 50:37).

      23. Babylon is noted for her cattle, sheep and other livestock (Jer 50:26, 27; Rev 18:13).

      24. Babylon is noted for her fine flour and mill operations (Rev 18:13).

      25. Babylon is a nation of farmers and harvests huge crops (Jer 50:16, 26, 27).

      26. Babylon is a huge exporter of MUSIC (Rev 18:22).

      27. Babylon’s musicians are known around the world (Rev 18:22)

      28. Babylon has a huge aviation program (Isa 14:13-14; Jer 51:53; Hab 1:6-10).

      29. Babylon’s skies are filled with the whisper of aircraft wings (Isa 18:1; Jer 51:53).

      30. Babylon has a huge space industry, has “mounted up to the heavens” (Jer 51:53).

      31. Babylon fortifies her skies with a huge military aviation program (Jer 51:53).

      32. Babylon is portrayed as a leading in high tech weapons and abilities (Jer 51:53; Hab 1:6-10; implied throughout).

      33. Babylon is a nation filled with warm water seaports (Rev 18:17-19).

      34. Babylon is a coastal nation and sits upon MANY WATERS (Jer 51:13).

      35. Babylon trades with all who have ships in the sea year round (Rev 18:17-18).

      36. Babylon is nation filled with a “mingled” people (Jer 50:37).

      37. Babylon is a SINGULAR NATION founded upon OUT OF MANY, ONE (Isa 13, 47, Jer 50, 51, Hab 1).

      38. Babylon is a REPUBLIC or a DEMOCRACY, it is ruled by many counsels (Isa 47:13).

      39. Babylon’s governmental system breaks down (Isa 47:13).

      40. Babylon is bogged down with deliberations and cannot govern properly (Isa 47:13).

      41. Babylon’s leaders use astrology, seers and mystics for guidance (Isa 47:13; Rev 18:2).

      42. Babylon labored in the occult from her very inception (Isa 47:12).

      43. Babylon falls to the occult just before her end by nuclear fire (Rev 18:2)

      44. Babylon was born as a CHRISTIAN NATION (Jer 50:12).

      45. Babylon turns upon its heritage and destroys it all in the end (Jer 50:11).

      46. Babylon’s Christian leaders lead their flock astray in prophecy and salvation (Jer 50:6; implied Rev 18:2).

      47. Babylon’s Christian leaders are “strangers” in the Lord Houses of Worship (Jer 51:51).

      48. The people of Babylon are deep into astrology and spiritism (Isa 47:12; Rev 18:2).

      49. Babylon becomes the home of all antichrist religions in the world (Rev 18:2).

      50. Babylon is a nation of religious confusion (Isa 47:12-13).

      51. Babylon turns upon its own people and imprisons and slays them by millions (Jer 50:7,33; 51:35; 39; Dan 7:25; Rev 13:7; 17:6; 18:24).

      52. Babylon sets of detention centers for Jews and Christians and rounds them up for extermination (Jer 50:7, 33; 51:35, 49; Rev 17:6; 18:24).

      53. Babylon has a mother nation that remains in existence from her birth to death (Jer 50: 12).

      54. The mother of Babylon has the symbol of the LION (Dan7:4; Eze 38:13; Jer 51:38; Psalms 17:12).

      55. The mother of Babylon will rule over her daughter her entire life (Dan 7:4; Jer 50:12).

      56. The mother of Babylon will be a state of major decline as the end nears (Jer 50:12).

      57. Babylon is considered to be a lion’s whelp (Eze 38:13; Jer 51:38).

      58. Babylon will have the symbol of the EAGLE and builds her nest in the stars (Dan 7:4 EAGLE WINGS; Isa 14:13-14; Jer 51:53).

      59. Babylon turns totally antichrist and is the leading antichrist power at the end (Rev 18:2; Isa 14:4-6).

      60. THE KING OF BABYLON is called LUCIFER, the ANTICHRIST (Isa 14:4-6).

      61. The King of Babylon will rule from THE GREAT CITY BABYLON (Isa 14:4-6; Rev 17: 18).

      62. A world government entity will rise up to rule the world from BABYLON THE CITY (Isa 14; Hab 2, Rev 13, 17, 18).

      63. This world entity will be a diverse entity, different than all other ruling bodies of the world (Dan 7:7, 23).

      64. This entity will be a TREATY POWER ENTITY (Dan 7:7, 23 DIVERSE).

      65. This entity will rise up and use the military power of Babylon the nation to RULE THE WORLD (Isa 14:4-6; Hab 1 & 2, Rev 13, 17).

      66. Babylon is a huge producer and exporter of automobiles (Jer 50:37; Rev 18:13).

      67. Babylon is a nation of CRAFTSMEN, experts in their trade (Jer 50, 51, Rev 18:22).

      68. Babylon is noted for her jewelry of gold and silver (Rev 18:22).

      69. Babylon is a huge importer and exporter of spices (Rev 18:13).

      70. Babylon is a huge exporter of fine marble products (Rev 18:22).

      71. Babylon is noted for her iron and steel production (Rev 18:12).

      72. Babylon has huge corporations that have bases around the world (Rev 18:23, implied throughout)

      73. Babylon is a nation of higher education and learning (Isa 47:10, implied throughout).

      74. Babylon is a nation with a GREAT VOICE in world affairs (Jer 51:55)

      75. Babylon is a VIRGIN NATION, untouched by major war (Isa 47:1).

      76. Babylon has a vast military machine (Jer 50:36; 51:30; Hab 1 & 2, Rev 13:4).

      77. Babylon will be instrumental in the setting up of Israel in the Middle East, and is the home of God’s people (Jer 50:47; 51:45).

      78. Babylon will have a major enemy to her north (Jer 50:3, 9, 41).

      79. Babylon’s enemy will lie on the opposite side of the world, over the poles (Isa 13:5)

      80. The enemy of Babylon will be a FEDERAL OF NATIONS (Jer 50:9).

      81. The enemy of Babylon will be largely Moslem in make-up (Jer 50:17; Rev 17:16; Psalms 83:5-12).

      82. The enemy of Babylon will have nuclear missiles capable of reaching Babylon (Jer 50:9, 14,; Rev 18:8, 18).

      83. The enemy of Babylon will be noted for her cruelty (Isa 13, 14, Jer 50, 51, Rev 17, 18).

      84. The enemy of Babylon will also have a huge aviation military machine (Jer 50:9, 14, Rev 18:8, 18 implied throughout).

      85. The enemy of Babylon will come into Babylon unnoticed (Isa 47:11, Jer 50:24; 51:2, 14).

      86. Babylon will be filled with her enemies brought in under the guise of peace (Dan 11:21).

      87. Babylon will have all of her borders cut off, and there will be no way of

      escape (Jer 50:28; 51:32).

      88. Babylon will be destroyed by nuclear fire (Implied throughout)

      89. Babylon is land vast land with huge cities, towns and villages throughout (Implied throughout).

      90. Babylon will have been a huge missionary nation for Jesus Christ (Jer 50:11; 51:7).

      91. Babylon would be a home to multitudes of Jews who leave (Jer 50:4-6, 8; 51:6, 45)

      92. The people of Babylon would not know their true identity (Jer 50:6, implied throughout).

      93. The people of Babylon would think they are God’s elect and eternal (Isa 47:7-8, Rev 18:7).

      94. The people of Babylon would enjoy the highest standard of living in the world (Rev 18:7).

      95. The people of Babylon would grow mad upon their idols (Jer 50:2, 38; Hab 2:18).

      96. The people of Babylon would go into deep sins of all kinds (Rev 18:5).

      97. The nation Babylon dwells carelessly before the Lord (Isa 47:8).

      98. Babylon becomes proud, haughty, and does not consider her end (Isa 47:7-8).

      99. Babylon deals in the occult, in sorceries and drugs (Isa 47:9, 12; Rev 18:23)

      These are but a few of the many parameters listed to help us identify this last great nation that the Lord calls BABYLON THE GREAT. America does now, or is in the process of fulfilling each and every one of them. No other nation upon the face of the earth can fulfill these parameters. AMERICA IS BABYLON THE GREAT. There would likewise be a series of SIGNS that would would begin to emerge that would give BIRTH TO, and WATCH THE RISE OF, as well as THE FALL OF AMERICA-BABYLON.

      HIGH FREQUENCY TRADING IT ALL HAPPENS IN ONE HOUR FOLKS!!!!!

      • Mick68

        Nowhere does revelation say Babylon will be a specific nation, read it again. Babylon could just as easily be the world economic system and fit into that passage. “Do not add or take away from this book.”
        If it does not say Babylon is a nation, then why are you saying it?

        Jeremiah 50:12 talks about God rousing great nations from the north to come against Babylon, so i guess you figure canada and the north pole will be world powerhouses soon huh?

        I stopped bothering with your post at this point, typical abuse of the scriptures in hopes nobody would actually read what they say.

        Remember, every word you say is recorded and every teaching you profess will be remembered by God. Here you have purposefully used the Word to deceive and confuse. I am glad I am not you, even if you are saved.

        • NorthernCanuck

          Excuse me! Canada is already a world powerhouse. We just keep it really well concealed. And, although it hasn’t hit the headlines yet, we maintain a close alliance with the North Pole. Don’t get on our wrong side if you want to have any summer at all next year. You’ve been warned!

        • SMASH THE CONTROL MACHINE

          THE TRUTH WINS!!!!!

      • Gary2

        dude–here is the $64,000 question–does the whore of Babylon charge a flat rate or by the hour???

        • SMASH THE CONTROL MACHINE

          The federal government spends $1,937,500,000 per work hour. That’s about half a million per second!

        • GSOB

          Gary2 ….
          she’s just a figure of speech, that’s it.
          Take a cold shower.

  • Gary2

    good thing I live only 30 or so miles from lake MI. Plenty of water.

  • Paul

    For defense against the drought, every American should be given a gun and a box of ammo. LOL

    • deegee

      I thought every american already had a gun and a box of ammo !!!

  • Orange Jean

    If you want some additional info to back up my claim that a lot of this is simply “the nature of things” (to quote my dad) … here are some excellent references on natural hazards and weather extremes:

    (1) Natural Disasters, by David E. Alexander

    (2) Extreme Weather by Christopher C. Burt

    (3) The Children’s Blizzard by David Laskin

    These will give you numerous examples from both the past as well as more recent history of various disasters. (I would warn you also, the Children’s Blizzard is not for the squeemish – a large number of kids died back in the 1888 from a “freak storm” in the midwest.)

  • markthetruth

    Michael……. Was PhD Ben struck in the head by lighting !!! Is he admitting we been lied to all these years by fudged Data… While his cronies stole all are money.

    http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-bernanke-economic-data-pain-20120806,0,1533725.story

    the end…

  • http://huemaurice7.blogspot.fr/ huemaurice7

    Why (my friends) men murder other men (my friends) in the crowd ? Why ‘Fort Hood’? Why all these deaths after ? That they defend a ? Look at the site: http://rudy2.wordpress.com/ and you’ll see.

    • Louise in MO

      HUEMERIcE7

      I read the site info….scary, believable and no place to hide!

  • Expensive Food

    Meat will be so expensive in the coming years that Insects are marketed for protein consumption.
    Interesting article here;
    http://beforeitsnews.com/2012/2012/08/global-food-shortages-soon-you-will-be-eating-bugs-2436342.html

  • Robert

    I lived in San Anselmo, Marin Cty CA in the early 60’s. We lived in the hills north of San Francisco in a house that had been rebuilt after burning down. In the two wears I lived there, the hills burned 5 times, but our house was spared. The whole population would turn out to fight the fires. At 11 yrs old, they gave me a backtank and sent me out to douse hot spots. Imagine that happening today! Anyway, if you’re old enough you get in touch with the big picture of weather cycles. What you’ve never seen before, I have.

    • GaryToo

      ordinarily i would agree with you. However there is drought all over the world, north america, australia especially the west, italy, russia, india having poor crops and farmer suicide epidemics. yes there have been droughts inj the past, but not in all temperate wheat belts around the world.

  • Pastor Joel

    No worship no rain!!!!!!

  • http://TheEconomicCollapse Darwood

    For the true born again christian: “look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” Luke 21:28

  • mondobeyondo

    In the next several months, all of these will be more expensive:

    2012:
    Corn
    Beef
    Pork
    Eggs
    Milk
    Bread
    Steak
    Chicken
    Soybeans
    Wheat products
    Cotton products
    Your Thanksgiving dinner
    Your Christmas dinner
    Everything with high fructose corn syrup in it
    Gas with ethanol in it

    2013:
    Darn near everything else you buy that hasn’t already been mentioned

    But that’s not the worst of it.
    Just wait till the locusts arrive!!

    • Michael

      Great comment Mondo.

      Healthcare is going to be more expensive too….

      http://thetruthwins.com/archives/11-signs-that-the-u-s-health-care-system-is-heading-straight-down-the-toilet

      Michael

      • Orange Jean

        … good reminder, Michael!

    • Mattyboy

      The locusts were ready for the second phase, but they died off after the drought killed most of the greenery. We had a lot of grasshoppers in Arkansas before the drought became severe.

    • http://www.ianwelling.com Ian

      good thing i am vegan and hardly eat any of those items. Looks like god will favor those who eat healthy.

  • http://greatwavesofchange.org Ladyj

    In The Great Waves of Change, Marshall Vian Summers explains the steps you can take to navigate our increasingly turbulent and uncertain times. In the face of such uncertainty, Summers presents a revolutionary new way of knowing—a unique process that can be applied by people everywhere. By understanding the Great Waves and by connecting to a deeper authority within, you can find the strength, courage and inner certainty to adapt and to become a contributor, not a victim, to a rapidly changing world.

  • madsr

    My wife and I started practice survival a few years ago. We are not what I consider one of those crazy preppers. We are realistic that the world is heading down fast, so we wanted to see what it would take and could we do it. We are trying to live simular to our grandparents. We planted a small orchard 20 different fruit trees. We are raising chickens and eggs. A few cows for meat and milk. Our garden this year was 30′ x 60′. We canned some 300 quarts of veggies and put 60 chickens in the freezer. During harvest we were working 18 hours a day picking, hoeing and canning in 100+ Arkansas temp. For those of you who have a few cans extra and a bag of beans. I hate to break the news to you that in a few months you will be starving. To do this to survive would be the hardest full time job most of you would ever have. We like it, but it is super hard work. The truth is we would need to triple our efforts if we were going to depend only on what we raised or grew. My wife has now gone into full time gardening and caring for our animals. I still work full time and will until I can’t. I think most people who read this blog and others like it, think we will do something when it is closer, we will have plenty of time. I agree with Michael it is here and has been for a while. It is getting worse by the hour. We have put in a great effort and yet still fear have we done enough……I would hate to see my grandbaby starving tomorrow because I wanted a big screen TV today. May God grant each of you wisdom for the survival needs of your family.

    • Michael

      madsr:

      Very good comment.

      We all need to do what we can with what we have.

      And now is the time to work hard. I know that I am certainly putting in a lot of hours.

      I am even going to be posting regular articles on a third website in addition to The Economic Collapse and The American Dream.

      You can find my latest article on “The Truth” right here….

      http://thetruthwins.com/archives/11-signs-that-the-u-s-health-care-system-is-heading-straight-down-the-toilet

      Michael

    • TX4Life

      Madsr, you are SOOOOO right. I left my job and went into full-time gardening last year to produce most of our food. It is hard work and takes your body time to adjust if you’ve been mostly working at a desk. You don’t work the garden, it works you. You don’t get off at 5 o’clock and you better be organized and paying attention to what needs to be done when. If you live in a dry area, you better collect rainwater and use it to keep your costs down. People who think they are just going to plant seeds when the time comes may be in for a shock. Much, much tougher than I had imagined but well worth it once your body adjusts to more physical labor and you figure out a good plan.

      • BillybonesIII

        gardens? when there is little or no water?

      • GSOB

        Just hope that the food produced in your garden doesn’t make you sick TX4Life.

    • Zoltanne

      Madsr, I can attest to this too. We are on a small homestead and it’s my full-time occupation. We raise most of our own food and are fairly self-reliant. We butcher our own pigs, chickens, rabbits. We are looking into raising quail, too. We raise dairy goats and use the milk and top cream for all of our dairy needs. This year, we planted a dozen more fruit trees. The chores are never-ending but we enjoy all aspects of it. There is nothing more satisfying than raising your own food and knowing that your food is not filled with pesticides.

      People who are not actively engaged in gardening now will experience food shortages in the near future. Many non-gardeners believe they’ll get-around-to-it later if they ‘need’ to — this is delusional. Good garden soil must be prepared well and then maintained. To attain quality soil, one must ‘grow it’, too. Like the crops, good soil must be cultivated — where will the composted fertilizer come from if there are no animals to provide it? Chemical fertilizer depletes the soil and any gardener with more than 4 years experience will know this. Then there is the seed saving aspect — gardeners don’t simply ‘save their seed’ — there is more to it than that.

      And what about food storage? Wannabee gardeners need to know how to eat with the seasons and also preserve their harvest. Canning? Dehydrating? Fermenting? Cellar storage? People knew these things just 50 years ago but most Americans don’t know how to store food now because the supermarkets give them the food they need.

      If people believe they will need to garden in order to survive, get to it now. Get your hands dirty and learn from experience before your life depends on it. Learn to make and grow what you need and stop thinking about it. Seasonal gardening can extend the family garden but those with little or no experience will need years to learn it. Gardening in difficult weather conditions can be achieved, too, but again, experience is mandatory. Then there is the physical labor. Half of America is obese — how many fatties will be able to bend, kneel, hoe, or till a garden?

      There’s no time like the present to prepare for what we know lies ahead.

      • Susan

        You are so right and I am so exhausted. From now on until it freezes we work around the clock weeding, watering, picking, canning, freezing, etc. and then prepare it for next year.

  • None

    GOOD NEWS! Micheal

    I think the U.S. is still able to send our foreign aid to China.
    I think we started this in the 1960’s ?

  • Louise in MO

    I read each article and each comment and ponder.

    Can’t help but come back to “The Revelation.” droughts, earthquakes, famines, insects, dead fish, people running to caves; and much more.

    People believe in financial planners more than they believe in God. Foolish, very foolish.

  • Storm’n Norm’n

    I’ve been a reader for a long time, Never posted As I keep my digital footprint as low as possible never posted because of the mail required thing. I’m in the NE have a USDA Farm and Tract # Yes I recieve subsidies/grants have too more for tax protection than the small amounts payed. on a small 600 acres. And Yes it gets small fast , Although most in New England would consider me , Rich ( I’m hiding from gary2) But reality is different. The USDA calls us vendors because we sell(forced) to sell whole sale. We buy retail. our USDA Funding is NOT reliable as budgets don’t get passed or go years behind. I see the pain everyday. and it has gotten nothing but worse over the years. Even the socalled good years really where not. The weather has changed . My area even in NH is 8 inches lower than normal. Warm spring adds to the bugs/insects The pesticides cost go up with fuel, niether are cheap. and water ways are barly following. And most of us have already used/sold what woodlots we had left. We are getting squeezed hard. Most don’t understand, even complain about farmer and subsidies etc. Easy to do with a FULL BELLY. Ever think I’m going to fill mine, Before, Yours ! My ability to produce(sell) is 1/2 of two years ago. And grant money has been diverted to “emergeny” area’s . With no Federal budget or plan The USDA being the largest budget in the federal gov’t How do you think this plays out. Shity slickers can laugh At us Farmers/ hillbillies. With out us they die. Thats a Fact Jack. I’m nervous of the outcome. Never seen anything like this in decades I’ve been doing it.
    Think, prepare and pray. This is not a test.

    • TX4Life

      Cattle population in the U.S. is WAY down. Continuing drought is making the situation worse in that more people are getting out of the cattle business because of the cost of feed. (Seen corn prices?) And people complaining about farm subsidies think they won’t have to pay more for beef? If there is no profit/incentive in farming/ranching or business, production will stop. But liberals want to punish producers, whatever their occupation……You’ve got an economy and environment squeezing producers hard and a President that wants to squeeze them even harder.

  • Traffix

    Hey Michael, no new post, you ok?

  • Tatiana Covington

    Actually, it’s all because of summer. You know, the time of year when it’s dry and hot outside (in the northern hemisphere). 6 months from now, it will be cold and snowy in the areas now complaining about fires and heat. Why is that?

    Because by then it will be winter.

    It’s seasons, nothing more. It’s been going on for a billion years or so.

    Besides, let’s just develop mass cheap desalination. Let’s make agriculture obsolete too.

  • Mark

    If you dig yourself in the hole. The first thing you should do is to stop digging.

    If a good portion of corn in Midwest has already been burned up, should the first step we take is to stop burning corn to fuel our cars?

    Mark

  • NorthernCanuck

    Rice, wheat and corn, the Big Three…

    “Rice Hoard Offers World Respite as Food Costs Surge: Commodities
    By Luzi Ann Javier and Supunnabul Suwannakij – August 7, 2012

    At a time when droughts are driving corn and soybeans to all-time highs, farmers are set to reap a record rice crop and Thailand is building the biggest stockpile in at least five decades, helping avoid a global food crisis.

    The largest exporting nation bought 11 million metric tons as of July, enough to supply the six biggest importers, Commerce Ministry data show. As corn farmers from the U.S. to Ukraine endure drought, paddy fields will yield 1.1 million tons more milled grain, the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts. Benchmark 5-percent Thai white rice will drop 14 percent to $480 a ton by Dec. 31, according to the median of 10 estimates from traders and analysts surveyed by Bloomberg.
    Enlarge image Rice Hoard Offers World Respite as Food Costs Surge

    Shipments of the staple for half the world will expand 2.6 percent to a record in 2012-2013, the USDA predicts. Those exports combined with Thailand’s stockpiles, which may be cut to clear space for the next harvest, are a buffer against grain reserves seen at the lowest in at least five years. Cheaper rice may contain global food costs the United Nations predicts will rebound, ending a retreat to a 21-month low in June.

    “Rice is the only bright spot which is keeping us away from a global food crisis,” said Abdolreza Abbassian, a senior economist at the UN’s Food & Agriculture Organization in Rome. “The corn situation is very worrisome, while with wheat, the overall supply situation is still adequate.”…”
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-06/rice-hoard-offers-world-respite-as-food-costs-surge-commodities.html

    “Drought goes against the grain as global food crisis builds
    by Glenn Dyer
    Monday, 6 August 2012

    Four years after riots over the cost and shortage of tortillas and the corn flour used to make them, the Mexican government has moved to protect against a repetition caused by the current crisis in the huge US grain industry caused by the worsening drought. Late last week, Mexico revealed the largest individual corn purchase from the US in more than 20 years to try to limit the cost and improve the availability of flour in the northern winter and spring.

    It is the first sign of a major food consumer (Mexico is the second largest buyer of US corn after Japan) moving to shore up supplies as the US corn and soybean crops wither and die in the worst drought for more than half a century, sending prices to record levels.

    The Mexican deal could see other major buyers, such as Japan, move to follow suit with the most important monthly update on the size and health of the US grain crops (including wheat and soybeans) due this Friday night, our time. The growing crisis in the world grains markets will take centre stage if that report is as bad as many in the US industry suspect…”
    http://www.crikey.com.au/2012/08/06/drought-goes-against-the-grain-as-global-food-crisis-builds/

    “New report’s world ag outlook is bleak
    Colleen Scherer, Managing Editor, Ag Professional

    Highlights from a new report indicate that the world is about five years into a chronic global food crisis that is not expected to abate for many decades. Despite improvements in agricultural technologies, the global industry faces too many uphill battles to overcome significantly as world population continues to increase, according to the report, “Welcome to Dystopia! Entering a long-term and politically dangerous food crisis,” by Jeremy Grantham, GMO, a global investment management firm…”
    http://www.dairyherd.com/dairy-news/latest/New-reports-world-ag-outlook-is-bleak-164645036.html

  • NorthernCanuck

    Higher global food prices = higher global unrest and riots…

    “Skyrocketing Food Prices Need Political Action

    By David Akin, Parliamentary Bureau Chief
    St. Catharines Standard, Onrario.
    Tuesday, August 7, 2012

    This week, the speculators who bet on the future price of corn and soybeans have driven the price of those basic staples to all-time highs.

    They think that the hot, dry weather loved by those on vacation this summer – that was me for the last few weeks – is going to translate into some lousy harvests later this year.

    Buyers and sellers in the futures market are betting the U.S. Department of Agriculture crop estimate that’s out this Friday will forecast an American corn harvest that will be the worst in nearly two decades, a result of what some are saying is the worst drought in the American Midwest in more than 50 years.

    Already, some believe that rapidly rising price corn and soybean prices means your grocery store bill will be, on average, 4% higher next year.

    But get this: You are already paying a whole lot more right now for some basic food staples. According to Statistics Canada, a kilogram of ground beef cost an average of about $8.20 this time last year. Now, it’s over $9.20/kg, a jump of 12% in one year. A box of corn flakes is up 10%. A case of cola costs 15% more. A jar of baby food is up more than 6%.

    All this while inflation for the whole economy is running at a very tame 1.5%.

    But the rapid rise in the price of food is not just a Canadian problem. It’s a worldwide problem. In Eastern Europe, the grain harvest is hurting because of drought there. In India, a lousy monsoon season means not enough moisture for a bountiful rice harvest.

    The last time we saw rice and wheat shortages, in 2008, there were riots in about 30 countries. This time around, we’ll see rice, wheat and corn shortages…”
    More at: http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2012/08/07/skyrocketing-food-prices-need-political-action

    • NorthernCanuck

      “If food pressures recur and are reinforced by fuel price increases, the risks of social collapse and global instability increase to a point where they probably become the major source of international confrontations. China is particularly concerned (even slightly desperate) about resource scarcity, especially food.” – from ‘Welcome to Dystopia! Entering a long-term and politically dangerous food crisis’

      …which probably explains why the Chinese have been rapidly buying up large swathes of available agricultural land on every continent they can. They clearly see what’s coming!

  • un

    directed-energy weapons of bilderberg’s genocidal world dictatorship. sounds goofy until you know anything. research, evybody.

  • neal

    HAARP!

  • R Hamilton

    Some people here are really crazy. Yes, the whole world is in trouble, but the level of denial is what amazes – it isn’t God that’s doing this – you’re not being punished, we are simply being served up the inevitable consequences of our own actions. I note that nowhere on this site do the words “climate change” or “global warming” appear – seems it’s politically incorrect to mention those. Now THAT is denial.
    Since I’m NOT a climate scientist, I don’t have to meet the criteria they have to meet, and be absolutely certain of everything I say – I can, instead, say what I believe to be the truth – just as the religious are allowed to do. This is exactly the sort of thing certain people have been trying to warn you about for 30 years, and you did nothing. You said it wasn’t so. You listened to special interests in whose interest it was to ensure the continuation of “business as usual” or the ” let’s not do anything”, “we don’t like change” crowd. So it’s here. You’ve screwed up, and the whole world, including every animal in it – of which we are only one, will suffer for your pride and your stupidity. It’s only going to get worse. Much worse. Good Luck. You will need it. The damned thing is, so will I. And I am thousands of miles away.

  • R Hamilton

    and further to my above message, consider this: Suppose some genius scientist were to discover a way to reverse this in as few as 10 years, and return the world’s climate to what it was in, say. the 50s, or the70s, even. Would he be allowed to apply his solution? Would he get any help or funding? Maybe, but it wouldn’t matter. He’d be dead within a month of announcing his discovery – why? Because there are a lot of very rich people who are delighted to think that the North-West passage, to China and the Northern Pacific, from the eastern seaboard, Europe and Russia, will soon be open all year. They stand to make a great deal of money if that happens. And they will do anything, even kill us all including themselves for more money (you see, they think that money is real, and important, and can save them from anything bad – whereas the truth is money is a fiction, merely a token for real human effort and ingenuity – it’s not the Rich who supply the effort or the ingenuity, but the rest of us, and unfortunately, they own us, employ us, own the mortgages on our houses etc, etc). If our scientist’s idea looked even remotely like it could succeed, they’d make sure he’d be dead before most people knew his name. That’s why we are not going to get out of this. Powerful (because they are) Rich interests will finish us all.

  • Rodster
  • jerry sweet

    we as a body of fragmented believers allowed God to be kicked out.not a whimper from the socalled dead churches.roe-v-wade homosexual unions etc,in fact if its Godless we jump on it.a nation that forgets God is doomed.we are in the beginnings and they are rapidly coming to a close.john adams stated i believe in 1789 the constitution would not work in any immoral situation.were there people.the gov,the people and the Church has allowed this.God is not a clown.america will burn slavery is just around the corner.who do we vote for in nov.a muslim or a morman.some choice.repent,read the word and pray.God hears the prayers of the repentent.as for america being the babylon of revelation.john flat stated (MYSTERY) babylon.some preachers say the old babylon will be rebuilt.hogwash Gods word says when he destroyed it ,it would never ever be inhabited again.we dont read,pray or seek wisdom and yet we know it all.God states in the end man will believe they have reached the highest of wisdom,but in fact have become UTTER FOOLS!!!

  • jerry sweet

    we look at scripture thru human eyes and efforts.instead of looking at them thru the eyes of and the wisdom of the Holy Spirit.i spend most of my time when iam evangelizing defending my faith to and within the faith.does anybody realize how STUPID that is.the early Church,the one i try to follow said the believers were of one accord.i.e. same mindset.now we try and bring God down to our filthy level instaed of us striving to reach up to His.church clicks,church splits church falsehoods and church LIES.we wonder why God is upset,wake up before He vomits these churches right into the tribulation.we have allowed the so called ww2 greatest generation to raise a large generation of rebellion.they may have won the wars,and i admire their courage,but they came home and forgot about GOD.war ends1945-1955 rock&roll-1965hardrock,sex&drugs,and we wonder why we are in trouble.now the hippie mindset of the 60’s run the whitehouse.were doomed.these politicians have no common sense,greed and power and the lust to rule is the rule of the day,and we keep voting these Godless people back in.wake up america ,but i think its too late.we have killed too many babies.shedding innocent blood and think God will just look the other way.we deserve everything He has in store for us.hang on its going to be a terrifying ride

  • jerry sweet

    if you have to wait for moderation when the truth is spoken then take my comments off.i want people to hear the truth,Gods truth.and that should not have to be moderated.its His way or HELLS highway we have been moderating to long and its got us in serious trouble.why we just dont want to offend anyone.well i can offend or God can,who would you like to have offend you.

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