24 Voices That Are Warning America About What Is Coming, And Most Of Them Are Being Censored And Persecuted

We have reached one of the most critical points in American history, and there should literally be thousands upon thousands of voices sounding the alarm about what is coming.  So where are they?  This is a question that I have been pondering quite a bit lately.  As you will see in this article, there are some wonderful people out there that have been trying to wake America up for a very long time.  Of course many of them are also being viciously attacked and systematically censored by the social media giants.  There is a price to pay for telling the truth in America today, and it is only going to get worse.

My wife encouraged me to write something positive today, and so I am going to give that a shot.  I am so troubled by the direction that this country is heading, and of course I am definitely not alone.  In this article, I am going to share a list of some other prominent voices that are warning about many of the exact same things that I am warning about.  Some of these names you will know, and some of these names you will not know.  My hope is that this list will allow many of you to discover some new voices that will be a blessing to you.  I have never been afraid to promote others, because the truth is that we are all part of the same team.

I apologize in advance for anyone that I may have overlooked that should be on this list.  That is always the danger in making a list like this, and I am sure I will be kicking myself later when readers email me and mention names that I forgot.

And please keep in mind that this is not a list of every good pundit, politician and preacher in America.  Instead, this is specifically a list of those that are sounding the alarm about what is ahead.  It is also important to keep in mind that not everyone on this list approaches things from the same perspective, but all of them deeply love this nation.  We are entering a time that will be unlike anything we have ever seen before in American history, and I wish that I could give you a list of thousands of “watchmen” that are trying to wake people up.  But for now, here is a list of 24 that I would recommend checking out…

#1 Alex Jones and the entire Infowars team – Alex and his team have been “the tip of the spear” for so many years, and I am so thankful for them.  They have been incredibly good to me, and I have always appreciated that they have always allowed me to say whatever I have wanted to say.  I can tell you from firsthand experience that they work incredibly hard, and the service that they provide the American people is invaluable.

#2 Mike Adams – The big tech companies have been trying to erase Mike Adams and NaturalNews.com from the Internet as much as they possibly can, but it hasn’t worked.  People know and trust the Health Ranger, and the information he provides is rock solid.  I have spent time with Mike in person, and he genuinely has a really good heart.  He truly wants to do the right thing, and he keeps getting persecuted for it.

#3 Steve Quayle – Has anyone on the Internet been sounding the alarm longer than Steve Quayle has?  Long before I ever started writing I was listening to Steve, and we all owe him a debt of gratitude.  His website is on my list of key news sites that I check on a daily basis, and I greatly admire his passion.  There is no question that he loves America, and it comes out in everything that he does.

#4 Zero Hedge – Speaking of key news sites, the guys over at Zero Hedge are doing an amazing job.  I still remember when Zero Hedge was a relatively new website, and it has maintained the same unique personality all this time.  Today, I consider it to be one of the most important news websites in the entire world.  I don’t just check it daily – I actually check it multiple times per day.

#5 Jonathan Cahn – Do you know why my friend Jonathan Cahn shines so brightly?  It is because he is so rare.  I wish that there were thousands more just like him, but there isn’t.  He is one of the greatest teachers in America, and if you ever want to get really fired up just pull up one of his videos on YouTube.  His books have touched millions and he is working incredibly hard to point America in the right direction.

#6 Dr. Michael Brown – Dr. Brown is one of the names on this list that I have never spoken to personally, but I hope that changes, because we are on the exact same wavelength much of the time.  His articles are always deeply insightful, and he is not afraid to say things that most others in the Christian community will not.  He is deeply intellectual, extremely wise and his voice is desperately needed in a time such as this.

#7 Mac Slavo – Mac has been running my articles on his excellent website for years, and I am very thankful for that.  Our websites came to prominence about the same time, and I have always considered him to be an extremely valuable member of the effort to wake America up.  He has always been very kind to me, and his information has had a tremendous impact from coast to coast.

#8 Daisy Luther – Daisy is known as “the Organic Prepper”, and she is one hard working lady.  She has a true gift for connecting with people, and her practical advice has helped countless numbers of families.  I have been featuring her articles periodically on The Most Important News, and I need to start doing that more often, because people love Daisy Luther.

#9 Carl Gallups – I wish that Carl lived right next door, because he just has a way of making people feel better.  He is simply the kind of guy that people love to hang out with.  I don’t know where he gets all of that energy, and when I got a chance to speak with him in person I was struck by how much joy he exudes.  And despite all of that, he never backs down from telling the truth, and he is always going to tell it to you straight.

#10 Marty Breeden – Many of you may not know Marty yet, but I hope that you soon will.  He is a former police officer with a really big heart, and he has been relentlessly warning America about what is ahead.  He actually went “code blue” twice, and what he experienced during that difficult time in the hospital changed his life forever.  Marty is a personal friend of mine, and I believe that his greatest days are still ahead.

#11 Stan Johnson – I have found that people either love Stan or they hate Stan.  And I can identify with that because I get attacked a lot too.  I love my friend Stan Johnson and I am so thankful for him.  My wife and I have been watching his videos for more than a decade, and he has continued to sound the alarm through thick and thin.  Stan and I developed an instant connection when we first met, and I know that he has a really good heart.

#12 Ricky Scaparo – Doesn’t Ricky do an absolutely fantastic job with End Time Headlines?  I check it every day, and I don’t know where he finds all of those stories.  I always find it humorous when he decides to redesign the site yet again, and hopefully he will stick with the current design for a while because it looks great.  And of course the information that he provides is always top notch.

#13 Dan Catlin – The work that Pastor Dan has done with the homeless in Wichita, Kansas is amazing, and he has been faithfully sounding the alarm on his radio shows for a very long time.  He has been so gracious to have me on his shows over and over again, and he has a super big heart.  I wish that there were thousands more Dan Catlins all over the country, because we definitely need more men like him.

#14 Bree Keyton – You might not know who Bree Keyton is, but you should.  Her work with the pygmies in Africa is the kind of stuff that legends are made out of, and she is absolutely fearless.  Every time I listen to her I learn something new, and she has been relentlessly warning America about what will happen if this nation doesn’t change direction.

#15 Augusto Perez – This is another voice that has been warning America about what is coming for a very long time.  Not a lot of people know Augusto, but he should be one of the most famous preachers in America.  He probably won’t get very popular until things really start going haywire, but Augusto was never in this for the fame.  He is just trying to be faithful to his call, and he is doing a great job.

#16 Zach Drew – I developed a close friendship with Zach from the very first time that I ever visited Morningside.  Of course he has his own show now, and it is doing very well.  Zach wants to be a voice that reaches the Millennials, and that is desperately needed at this hour.  We are losing an entire generation of young people, and I wish that there were thousands of more voices just like Zach trying to wake them up.

#17 Tom Horn – Does anyone else out there still remember Raiders News Network?  Of course that has evolved into SkywatchTV now, and Tom’s impact is literally felt all over the globe.  He dives deep into subjects that hardly anyone else will touch, and he has a sparkling reputation.  I hope that he continues his work for many more years to come, because he has become a tremendous light.

#18 L.A. Marzulli – L.A. has sure been through a lot over the years, but he has never lost his passion for his work.  He has truly gone places that no other researcher has gone before, and my wife and I have been exceedingly blessed by his videos.  And in the times that are coming, I believe that L.A.’s work will become more important than ever before.

#19 WND – Despite everything, WND continues to sound the alarm.  It was one of the very first big alternative websites on the Internet, and it has definitely been through some ups and downs.  But through it all the folks over there have continued to tell the truth, even though they have often paid a great price for doing so.

#20 Paul Begley – How in the world does Paul put out so many videos?  I just checked, and there are now over 14,000 videos on his YouTube channel.  Are you kidding me?  I know how much work it takes to do one video, and he just keeps pumping out multiple videos day after day after day.  He is deeply committed to waking people up, and he has developed a very large following.

#22 Michael Boldea – My wife and I are so thankful for Michael and for his late grandfather.  Michael continues to try to wake up America, and he also continues to help orphans in Romania through Hand of Help.  And this is something that I have found to be true with so many of these watchmen.  They are sounding the alarm, but they are also working hard to help those that are in need around them.

#23 Coach Dave Daubenmire – There is only one Coach Dave, and he is just as relentless as ever.  Could you imagine what this country would look like if we could clone Coach Dave and have those clones replace every single member of Congress?  He speaks the truth with great boldness, and he never backs down.

#24 Greg Hunter – Greg has become one of the top interviewers in America, and I am always amazed by the guests that he is able to book.  He very graciously invited me to be a guest on his show this week, and our conversation is definitely making a lot of waves.  But I think that our conversation after the interview was over was even better.  Greg is a really good guy, and I look forward to being on his show again soon.

So are there other names that you would add to this list?

Please feel free to tell me what you think by posting a comment below…

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Those That Wanted To Get Prepared Have Already Gotten Prepared By Now

No Excuses Road Sign - Public DomainIs the time for warning people to prepare for what is ahead coming to an end?  For years, bold men and women all over America have been sounding the alarm and warning people to get prepared physically, financially, mentally, emotionally and spiritually for the great storm that is rapidly approaching.  Personally, I have written more than 2,500 articles on my primary two websites combined, and so nobody can accuse me of not blowing the trumpet.  It has gotten to the point that sometimes I am even tired of listening to myself warn the people.  But now we are shifting into a new phase.

The other day I was reflecting on some of the things that I have been hearing lately.  Sales of emergency food and supplies are way down across the entire industry.  Many organizations and websites that have been instrumental in sounding the alarm for a long time are really struggling right now.  On my websites, traffic has hit a bit of a plateau after experiencing a tremendous surge late last year.  Overall, “prepping” was very hot just a few years ago, and at one time it was estimated that there were approximately three million “preppers” in the United States.  But these days there seems to be a tremendous amount of apathy out there.

As I reflected on all of this, I came to one inescapable conclusion.

Those that wanted to get prepared have already gotten prepared by now, and those that did not want to get prepared are not likely to do so any time soon.

I personally know a lot of people that are very, very prepared and have been for a long time.  Yes, there is still a small minority of people out there that only recently woke up and started prepping, but overall most of the preparation that people wanted to do has already been completed.  And for those that have not done anything to prepare, you could argue with them until the moon turns to cheese and they still won’t take any action.

At this point the die has been cast.  Most of those that felt that they should prepare have already prepared.  Most of those that felt that they should repent have already repented.  Most of those that felt that they should warn America have already sounded the alarm.

So now all that is left is to wait for the shaking to begin.

In looking back at what has transpired over the last several years, I think that it would be appropriate to say something about the failure of the church in America.

You see, if the churches of America were doing their job, all of the “watchmen” out there would not even be needed.  Our voices would simply be lost in a chorus of thousands upon thousands of pastors, teachers, ministers and evangelists boldly warning people about what is coming to this nation.

But instead, there is just deafening silence coming from most of the mainstream churches.

The sad thing is that many, many church leaders understand very clearly what is coming, but they have purposely chosen not to warn the people.  Some time ago, George Barna conducted a study that looked into why our churches are not addressing the key issues of the day, and what he discovered was absolutely astounding

“‘What we’re finding is that when we ask them about all the key issues of the day, [90 percent of them are] telling us, ‘Yes, the Bible speaks to every one of these issues,” he explained. “Then we ask them: ‘Well, are you teaching your people what the Bible says about those issues?’ and the numbers drop…to less than 10 percent of pastors who say they will speak to it.”

Most churches in America don’t want to talk about the hard things, because they desperately want to make people feel comfortable.  They want to entertain people and make them happy so that they will come back week after week and drop their money into the offering plate.

When it comes to defining success as a church, Barna found that there were five primary factors that were important to the majority of pastors, and none of them had anything to do with repentance and salvation through Jesus Christ…

“There are five factors that the vast majority of pastors turn to,” he outlined. “Attendance, giving, number of programs, number of staff, and square footage.”

Sadly, most Christians in America actually prefer these lukewarm churches, and the Apostle Paul warned that these times were coming nearly 2000 years ago.  The following is what 2 Timothy 4:3-4 says in the Modern English Version

3 For the time will come when people will not endure sound doctrine, but they will gather to themselves teachers in accordance with their own desires, having itching ears, 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth and turn to myths.

You may not want to hear this, but the majority of churches in America have already gone apostate, and that is the truth.

We are slowly but surely losing an entire generation of Americans, and yet our dead and dying churches just continue to slumber.  I shared the following numbers in a previous article, but they bear repeating.  The following comes directly out of a Pew Research Center report

Millennials – especially the youngest Millennials, who have entered adulthood since the first Landscape Study was conducted – are far less religious than their elders. For example, only 27% of Millennials say they attend religious services on a weekly basis, compared with 51% of adults in the Silent generation. Four-in-ten of the youngest Millennials say they pray every day, compared with six-in-ten Baby Boomers and two-thirds of members of the Silent generation. Only about half of Millennials say they believe in God with absolute certainty, compared with seven-in-ten Americans in the Silent and Baby Boom cohorts. And only about four-in-ten Millennials say religion is very important in their lives, compared with more than half in the older generational cohorts.

Those numbers are absolutely horrifying.  Yes, there are still a few really good churches scattered across the country.  But overall, the church in America is in really sorry shape, and the numbers don’t lie.  Christianity is in rapid decline in the United States, and somebody better wake up and start doing something about it.

Over the years, I can’t tell you how many dead churches that I have sat in.  That is why it is so refreshing when I actually find one where the gospel is preached and where people truly love one another.  I have had the privilege of sharing my message in such a church in recent months, and I wish that there were a lot more of them out there.

Unfortunately, most ministers in America are really busy doing things other than what they should be doing.  For instance, have you ever heard of “clergy response teams”?  If you can believe it, the government has actually recruited ministers to help the population accept martial law when it is declared someday.  The following comes from KSLA News

Could martial law ever become a reality in America?  Some fear any nuclear, biological or chemical attack on U.S. soil might trigger just that.  KSLA News 12 has discovered that the clergy would help the government with potentially their biggest problem: Us.

Can you believe that?

Here is more from the report…

Such clergy response teams would walk a tight-rope during martial law between the demands of the government on the one side, versus the wishes of the public on the other.  “In a lot of cases, these clergy would already be known in the neighborhoods in which they’re helping to diffuse that situation,” assured Sandy Davis.  He serves as the director of the Caddo-Bossier Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

For the clergy team, one of the biggest tools that they will have in helping calm the public down or to obey the law is the bible itself, specifically Romans 13.  Dr. Tuberville elaborated, “because the government’s established by the Lord, you know.  And, that’s what we believe in the Christian faith.  That’s what’s stated in the scripture.”

I don’t know about you, but I found that article to be extremely chilling.

But this is the state of things in America today.  We have a dead church that is stuffed to the gills with dead ministers, and the people are not being told the truth about the great shaking that is coming to America.

And when the great shaking comes, there will be multitudes of these dead churches and ministries that will go under and never rise again.

Meanwhile, God will be raising up a Remnant, and that Remnant is going to shake the world.

So what do you think about all of this?

Please feel free to share your thoughts by posting a comment below…

If You Don’t Warn The People, Their Blood Could Be On Your Hands

Apocalyptic - Public DomainWhy are so few voices warning the people about what is coming?  We stand at the door of a period of distress that will be unlike anything that any of us have ever known before.  And even though the signs are all around us, very few individuals appear to be willing to stand up and sound the alarm.  Instead, there seems to be a large number of people that are quite eager to criticize the watchmen.  Earlier today, I was having a conversation with a very prominent voice in the alternative media, and we were reflecting on this.  There are so many individuals out there that love to shoot arrows at those that are sounding the alarm, and yet they are doing so little to make a difference themselves.

It is easy to sit back on your sofa munching on potato chips as the world around you goes to hell, and it is easy to criticize those that have chosen to have the courage to stand up and warn the people.

But it is not easy to stand up and say the hard things that need to be said in a society that does not want to listen.

Yes, there are some watchmen out there that are doing a great job of proclaiming the warning message.  I have personally met a number of them, and I am proud to be their friends.

Unfortunately, they are few and far between.  Most people either don’t believe that we are on the precipice of disaster, they don’t care enough to warn others, or they are too busy criticizing those that are trying very hard to warn others.

And of course you don’t need a media platform to sound the alarm.  We all have family members that need to be warned about what is coming.  We all have friends that need to be warned about what is coming.  Each one of us is uniquely positioned to reach others that may not be able to be reached any other way.

In the end, we all have a choice to make.  If we sound the alarm and people choose not to listen, the responsibility for failing to act falls on them.

But if we know what is coming and we choose to do nothing to warn others, then we may end up being responsible for their blood.  This is a principle that we even seen in the Scriptures.  The following is what Ezekiel 33:1-6 says…

Again the word of the Lord came to me, saying: Son of man, speak to the children of your people and say to them: If I bring a sword upon a land, and the people of the land take a man from among them and set him for their watchman, and he sees the sword come upon the land and blows the trumpet and warns the people, then whoever hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, and a sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet yet did not take warning. His blood shall be upon himself. But he who takes warning delivers his soul. But if the watchman sees the sword come and does not blow the trumpet and the people are not warned and a sword comes and takes a person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity. But his blood I will require from the hand of the watchman.

Sadly, the few voices that are proclaiming the warning message in our society are being almost completely drowned out by everyone else.

Just look at our political leaders.  None of them are warning the American people about what is really coming.  Yes, they are warning that some bad things may happen if the wrong candidate gets elected, but all of them are promising that they can get this country completely turned around if they are elected.

Unfortunately, all of them are dead wrong.  None of them are going to be able to keep America from experiencing the great storm that is directly ahead of us.

The mainstream media is even worse.  According to the mainstream media, everything is great and things are only going to get even better in the years ahead.  Of course the mainstream media is owned and controlled by the global elite, and just six giant media corporations produce more than 90 percent of the news and entertainment that we all consume.

Perhaps most disappointing of all are the religious leaders.  You would think that if anyone should be “sounding the alarm” it would be them.  But instead, ministers all over this country have become absolutely terrified of offending anyone.  Church attendance has been declining for years, and most churches are desperate to do whatever they can to keep people coming back and putting money in the offering plate.

So many preachers know what is coming, and yet they have willingly chosen to be silent.  They know that disaster is coming to America, and yet they have decided not to warn the people.

Yes, there are some good churches out there, but in general the church in America has failed.  There is very little preaching about sin, repentance or the blood of Jesus anymore.  Rather, most of what is coming from the pulpits these days are just feel good messages that sound like they were directly ripped off from the self-help gurus.

Sometimes I get frustrated because I wish that I could do a better job of warning the people.  My articles are far from perfect, but I work very hard on them.  And nobody can accuse me of not trying to sound the alarm.  I have written more than a million words on The Economic Collapse Blog, and I have written more than a million words on End Of The American Dream.  In addition, soon my wife and I will be doing a television show, and we will be posting the videos up on YouTube for free.

I am just an ordinary guy that is trying to warn the people as loudly as I can from my little spot on the wall.  When I first started, my readership could have been measured with a microscope, but over time it has grown far beyond what I could have possibly ever imagined.

People know that they aren’t getting the truth from the “leaders” of our society, and so they are seeking out alternative sources of information.  Thankfully, the Internet has allowed ordinary people like myself and others to get the warning message out.

And of course the warning message is only part of my mission.  I also carry a message of hope, and that is going to be greatly needed in the days ahead.

As things completely fall apart during the years to come, millions are going to give in to depression and despair.  Those people are going to need to know that there is hope even in the midst of all the chaos and all the darkness.  My wife and I seek to live in a constant state of “shalom” (the Hebrew word for peace), and we believe that the greatest chapters of our lives are still ahead of us.  Yes, we are heading for times that are going to be more challenging than most people would ever dare to imagine, but there is no other time in human history that we would have rather been alive for.  We boldly look forward to the future, and we plan to bring light to a world that will be drowning in darkness.

This optimistic view of the future is going to be a central theme of my new book which should be coming out later this month.  The things that I am going to share about Bible prophecy, the book of Revelation and the challenging years ahead of us are going to really shake up a lot of people out there, and it will likely be one of the most controversial Christian books of 2016.

But once again, someone needs to stand up and say the hard things that need to be said.

I am sure that I will get some criticism for this article, but that is okay.  I just hope that I can inspire a few others to come up on the wall and help warn America (and the world) about what is rapidly approaching.

It doesn’t matter if your voice is big or small.

What matters is whether or not you are faithful with what you have been given.

Let us sound the alarm while we still can, because time is quickly running out.

The Calm Before The Storm

Storm - Public DomainHave you noticed that things have gotten eerily quiet in the month of October?  After the chaos of late August and early September, many had anticipated that we would be dealing with a full-blown financial collapse by now, but instead we have entered a period of “dead calm” in which things have become exceedingly quiet in almost every way that you can possibly imagine.  Other “watchmen” that I highly respect have made the exact same observation.  Even though the economic numbers are screaming that we have entered a global recession, they aren’t really make any headline news.  A whole host of major financial institutions around the planet are currently in danger of collapsing and creating the next “Lehman Brothers moment”, but none of them has imploded just yet.  And of course Barack Obama seems bound and determined to start World War III.  On Monday, it was announced that he is sending a guided missile destroyer into Chinese waters in the South China Sea.  The Chinese have already stated that they might just start shooting if this happens, but Barack Obama doesn’t seem to care.  But until the shooting actually begins, that is not likely to upset the current tranquility that we are enjoying either.

To me, what we are experiencing at the moment would best be described as “the calm before the storm”.  If you are not familiar with this concept, this is how it is defined by How Stuff Works

Have you ever spent an afternoon in the backyard, maybe grilling or enjoying a game of croquet, when suddenly you notice that everything goes quiet? The air seems still and calm — even the birds stop singing and quickly return to their nests.

After a few minutes, you feel a change in the air, and suddenly a line of clouds ominously appears on the horizon — clouds with a look that tells you they aren’t fooling around. You quickly dash in the house and narrowly miss the first fat raindrops that fall right before the downpour. At this moment, you might stop and ask yourself, “Why was it so calm and peaceful right before the storm hit?”

Like so many others, I believe that a great storm is coming, and yet right at this moment things seem so peaceful.

Unfortunately, this period of peace and quiet is not going to last for long, and most Americans know deep down that something is seriously wrong with our nation.  In fact, a new WND/Clout poll has found that 85.3 percent of all likely voters in the United States believe that our country is going in the wrong direction…

The poll found 92.6 percent of those who identified themselves as conservative believe the nation is on the wrong track. Among those who call themselves liberal, 90.9 percent said it is going the wrong direction.

When asked what they think of the American economy after seven years of Obama’s leadership and economic policies, nearly 80 percent described it as “very fragile” or “somewhat fragile.”

Self-identified Democrats, Republicans, liberals and conservatives were in general agreement, with about 75 percent to 80 percent describing the economy as “somewhat fragile” or “very fragile.”

But even though we are steamrolling in the wrong direction, we haven’t suffered any incredibly serious consequences for it yet.

For the moment, this is allowing the mockers to have a field day.  They are fully confident that Barack Obama and the Federal Reserve knew what they were doing after all, and they are gleefully taunting those of us that have been warning of the great disaster that is heading our way.

However, those that are wise are getting prepared.

I think that we could all learn some lessons from what Overstock.com Chairman Jonathan Johnson is doing. The following is an extended excerpt from a recent Zero Hedge article

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One week ago Johnson, who is also candidate for Utah governor, spoke at the United Precious Metals Association, or UPMA, which we first profiled a month ago, and which takes advantage of Utah’s special status allowing the it to use gold as legal tender, offering gold and silver-backed accounts. As a reminder, the UPMA takes Federal Reserve Notes (or paper dollars) which it then translates into golden dollars (or silver). The golden dollars are based off the $50 one ounce gold coins produced by the Treasury of The United States. They are legal tender under the law and are protected as such.

What did Johnson tell the UPMA? Here are some choice quotes:

We are not big fans of Wall Street and we don’t trust them. We foresaw the financial crisis, we fought against the financial crisis that happened in 2008; we don’t trust the banks still and we foresee that with QE3, and QE4 and QE n that at some point there is going to be another significant financial crisis.

So what do we do as a business so that we would be prepared when that happens. One thing that we do that is fairly unique: we have about $10 million in gold, mostly the small button-sized coins, that we keep outside of the banking system. We expect that when there is a financial crisis there will be a banking holiday. I don’t know if it will be 2 days, or 2 weeks, or 2 months. We have $10 million in gold and silver in denominations small enough that we can use for payroll. We want to be able to keep our employees paid, safe and our site up and running during a financial crisis.

We also happen to have three months of food supply for every employee that we can live on.

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Why would such a seemingly intelligent and successful CEO of a large Internet company do such things?

It is because he can see the writing on the wall.

This period of calm will not last.  A great storm is coming, and when it does arrive those that have not prepared for it are going to suffer tremendously.

Most people have no idea just how fragile our system really is.  Today, some of these “too big to fail” banks supposedly have trillions of dollars in assets, but if you want to withdraw $10,000 or more in cash you have got to give them 24 hours notice to get enough money

This is just the beginning. As anyone can tell you, it’s all but impossible to move large amounts of money into cash in the US. Even the large banks will routinely ask you for 24 hours notice if you need $10,000 or more in cash. These are banks will TRILLIONS of dollars worth of assets on their books.

And with each passing day we see even more signs of the global economic slowdown that is emerging all around us.  For example, we just learned that the China Containerized Freight Index has dropped to the lowest level ever recorded.  China accounts for more global trade than anyone else, and so this is a very clear sign that global economic activity is slowing down dramatically…

By early July, the index dropped below 800 for the first time in its history, which started in 1998 when the index was set at 1,000. It soon recovered to about 850. And just when bouts of hope were rising that the worst was over, it plunged again and hit even lower levels.

The latest weekly reading dropped another 1.7% from the prior week to 752.21, the worst level ever. The CCFI is now 30% below where it had been in February this year and 25% below where it had been 17 years ago at its inception.

But for those that don’t want to believe that hard times are on the way, they can take comfort in the eerie period of calm that we are experiencing right now.

What they don’t realize is that this truly is “the calm before the storm”, and the global economic crisis that is ahead of us is going to be far beyond what most people ever dared to imagine was possible.

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