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The Coming Economic Hell For American Families

Tens of millions of American families are about to go through economic hell and most of them don’t even realize it. Most Americans don’t spend a whole lot of time thinking about things like “monetary policy” or “economic cycles”.  The vast majority of people just want to be able to get up in the morning, go to work and provide for their families.  Most Americans realize that things seem “harder” these days, but most of them also have faith that things will eventually get better.  Unfortunately, things aren’t going to get any better.  The number of good jobs continues to decline, the number of Americans losing their homes continues to go up, people are having a much more difficult time paying their bills and our federal government is drowning in debt.  Sadly, this is only just the beginning.

Since the financial collapse of 2008, the Federal Reserve and the U.S. government have taken unprecedented steps to stimulate the economy.  But even with all of those efforts, we are still living in an economic wasteland.

So what is going to happen when the next wave of the economic crisis hits?

During one recent interview, Peter Schiff made the following statement….

If you look at the economic relapse that’s going on right now, look at Friday’s abysmal job numbers, look at the housing numbers, understand that all of this is taking place with record monetary and fiscal stimulus. What happens if we remove those supports?

At the end of June, the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing program is slated to end.  The U.S. Congress and state legislatures from coast to coast are talking about budget cuts.  The amount of borrowing and spending that has been going on is clearly unsustainable, but will the U.S. economy start shrinking again once the current “financial sugar high” has worn off?

Already, all sorts of bad economic news has been coming out and all kinds of economic indicators are turning south.  The American people are becoming increasingly restless.  One new poll has found that 59 percent of the American people disapprove of Barack Obama’s handling of the economy (which is a new high).  According to another recent poll, 63% of Americans say that they feel “not good” or “bad” about how the U.S. economy is performing.

If most Americans had good jobs, could afford their mortgages and could pay their bills, the economy would not be such a big issue.

Unfortunately, times are really tough for American families right now and they are about to get a lot tougher.

*Jobs*

The official unemployment rate just went up to 9.1 percent, but that figure only tells part of the picture.

There are some areas of the country where it seems nearly impossible to find a decent job.  Millions of Americans have fallen into depression as they find themselves unable to provide for their families.

According to CBS News, 45.1 percent of all unemployed Americans have been out of work for at least six months.  That is a higher percentage than at any point during the Great Depression.

Just two years ago, the number of “long-term unemployed” in the United States was only 2.6 million.  Today, that number is up to 6.2 million.

Can you imagine being out of work for 6 months or more?

How would you survive?

Just look at the chart below.  What we are going through now is really unprecedented.  The average duration of unemployment in this country is now close to 40 weeks….

So will things get any better soon?  Well, there were only about 3 million job openings in the United States during the month of April.  Normally there should be about 4.5 million job openings.  The economy is slowing down once again.  Good jobs are going to become even more rare.

There are millions of other Americans that are “underemployed”.  All over the United States you will find hard working Americans that are flipping burgers or working in retail stores because that is all they can get right now.

Most temp jobs and most part-time jobs don’t pay enough to be able to provide for a family.  But there are not nearly enough full-time jobs for everyone.

Sadly, the number of “middle class jobs” is about 10 percent lower than a decade ago.  There are simply less tickets to the “good life” than there used to be.

*Homes*

But without good jobs, the American people cannot afford to buy homes.

Without good jobs, the American people cannot even afford the homes that they are in now.

U.S. home prices have fallen 33 percent since the peak of the housing bubble.  That is more than they fell during the Great Depression.

This decline in housing prices has caused a lot of problems.

28 percent of all homes with a mortgage in the United States are in negative equity at this point.  There are millions of American families that are now paying on mortgages that are for far more than their homes are worth.

Millions of American families literally feel trapped in their homes.  They can’t afford to sell their homes, and if they simply walk away nobody will approve them for new home loans for many years to come.

Many Americans are sticking it out and are staying in their homes until they simply can’t pay for them anymore.

As the number of good jobs continues to decline, the number of Americans that are losing their homes continues to rise.

For the first time ever, more than a million U.S. families lost their homes to foreclosure in a single year during 2010.

If the economy slows down once again and millions more Americans lose their jobs this problem is going to get a lot worse.

*Bills*

Even if they aren’t losing their homes yet, millions of other Americans families are finding it increasingly difficult to pay the bills.

Wages have been very flat over the past few years and yet the cost of most of the basics just seems to keep going up and up.

According to Brent Meyer, a senior economic analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the cost of food and the cost of energy have risen at an annualized rate of 17 percent over the past six months.

Have your wages gone up by 17 percent over the past six months?

As 2009 began, the average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States was $1.83.  Today it is $3.77.

American families are finding that their paychecks are going a lot less farther than they used to, but Ben Bernanke keeps insisting that we have very little inflation in 2011.

Most Americans don’t care much about economic statistics – they just want to be able to do basic things like take their children to the doctor.

According to one recent survey, 26 percent of Americans have put off doctor visits because of the economy.

Sadly, soon a lot more American families will not be able to afford to go to the doctor.

According to one recent survey, 30 percent of all U.S. employers will “definitely or probably” quit offering employer-sponsored health coverage once Obamacare is fully implemented in 2014.

As the economic situation has unraveled, an increasing number of people are being forced to turn to the federal government for assistance.

One out of every six Americans is now enrolled in at least one anti-poverty program run by the federal government.

Some of the hardest hit members of our society have been our children.  Today, one out of every four American children is on food stamps.

Back in the old days, a large percentage of American families were self-sufficient, but that is no longer the case.

Back in 1850, approximately 50 percent of all Americans worked on farms.

Today, less than 2 percent of Americans do.

So these days when American families can’t feed themselves what do they do?

They turn to the federal government of course.

At the moment, approximately 44 million Americans are on food stamps.

But our federal government cannot afford to spend money like this forever.

According to a recent USA Today analysis, the U.S. federal government took on $5.3 trillion in new financial obligations during 2010.  USA Today says that the U.S. government now has $61.6 trillion in financial obligations that have not been paid for yet.

Wow!

Who is going to end up paying that bill?

So with so much bad news, are our leaders alarmed?

Not really.

According to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, “growth seems likely to pick up somewhat in the second half of the year.

Yeah, we’ll see how that prediction works out.

Others are not so sure that everything is going to turn out okay.

Recently, James Carville warned that we could literally see rioting in the streets if the economic situation does not turn around soon.  Just check out the last part of the video below….

The truth is that America is in decline.  Just like with all of the great empires of the past, our empire is starting to crumble too.

A recent article in the Guardian touched on some of the reasons for America’s decline….

The experience of both Rome and Britain suggests that it is hard to stop the rot once it has set in, so here are the a few of the warning signs of trouble ahead: military overstretch, a widening gulf between rich and poor, a hollowed-out economy, citizens using debt to live beyond their means, and once-effective policies no longer working. The high levels of violent crime, epidemic of obesity, addiction to pornography and excessive use of energy may be telling us something: the US is in an advanced state of cultural decadence.

The economic news is only part of the puzzle.  This country has rejected the ancient wisdom that was passed down to us and we have rejected the principles of our founding fathers.

We have piled up the biggest mountain of debt in the history of the world and yet somehow we expected that everything would turn out okay.

Well, everything is not going to turn out okay.

All of this debt is going to come down on us like a ton of bricks and the U.S. economy is going to continue to fall apart.  Millions of American families are going to lose their jobs and their homes.

Economic hell is coming.

You better get ready.

  • VegasBob

    Ben ‘Bernokio’ Bernanke gave a speech today. As Michael noted, Bernokio said that “growth seems likely to pick up somewhat in the second half of the year.”

    I think that statement is a lie and I think Bernokio knows it’s a lie. The rich have had their wealth reflated thanks to nearly $2.1 trillion of money-printing, which Bernokio calls ‘quantitative easing.’

    None of that freshly printed counterfeit electronic money has trickled down to working Americans. What working class Americans have gotten is skyrocketing food and energy prices. That’s not a recipe for economic growth, and Bernokio knows it.

    Meanwhile, President Obama and his advisers are finally figuring out, two years too late, that he won’t be able to run for re-election in 2012 on a Reagan-style ‘Morning in America’ platform, and that he better start showing some concern about unemployment, because this so-called ‘economic recovery’ is as phony as a three-dollar bill.

    Unfortunately, Obama’s Republican successor after next year’s election is simply going to take whatever is left of the middle class and bleed it dry, because both political parties are in the pockets of the banksters.

  • http://www.planorperish.com/ Gutter Economist

    Not so fast…

    Americans are all going to work at Chinese Special Economic Zones to be built in the USA.

    http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/china-wants-to-construct-a-50-square-mile-self-sustaining-city-south-of-boise-idaho

  • http://cherylkicksass.blogspot.com Cheryl

    What are you trying to say? I’m not at all sure what you mean. It’s all so surreal and fuzzy.

  • Johnson

    Can you imagine being out of work for 6 months or more?

    How would you survive?
    ==========
    I’ve been out of work 3 1/2 years now! It’s surreal to have an IQ in the upper 2% but be considered unemployable because of working for too many subpar companies made my resume look like crap, because I have too much experience, because I wear reading glasses and because being in my late 50’s, I am considered too old to get along with younger people. Sheese.

    How have I managed to hang on? By eating up my retirement savings. And what remains of that will run out in 12-18 months. Then I will walk in front of the train.

    • Sgt shut up

      Hell before you go that far lie about your age and make up a lot of things on your resume a lot of companies went out of business. Easy to say you worked for one who are they gonna call to check? Man there is a lot of things I would consider before the train option.

      • Johnson

        It is pretty hard to pull off the “worked for a company no longer in business” trick nowadays, what with it being so easy to trace companies/people on sites like Linkedin, Facebook, Jigsaw and so many others. And don’t forget credit reports which many companies are now drawing.

        The social sites really gave companies total control under the guise of letting people connect with each other. They have been a boon for recruiters, private investigators and all matter of government agencies (which no longer need warrants to obtain detailed info and connections).

        • Bill Brasky

          Johnson,

          You are 100% right about the “social networking” stuff…and I say this as a 26 year old.

          Try to hold off on the train though…your thoughts and perspective are valuable and, if you wait around long enough, you can watch a bigger train take down this whole world that hates us for not being dumb, narcissistic facebook femmes like everyone else.

      • Silver train comming

        Johnson is seeing the truth,
        Every job i had in the past 30 years has gone out of business. That is about 12 companies. It is a reality we may all experience very soon.
        Thank god i have a job that pays well, but if i lose it due to the company going bust I will be in the same situation as Johnson!
        I just hope that train does a good job in one swift hit!

      • Helen

        Genius. I think I love you.

    • Cat

      Don’t walk in front of train. You have a few options, although they may not be exactly what you would like..:

      1) Take the last of your money and move to another nation (S.America, Costa Rica, etc).
      2) Start own business of some kind; even if its janitorial. Janitorial services can actually make an ok wage that you can live off. Not rich but survivable.
      3) Start a website for people who are in the same boat.

      Well, that’s all I could think of for now. You are not alone. It’s a lot worse than they are telling us.

    • McKinley Morganfield

      “It’s surreal to have an IQ in the upper 2% but be considered unemployable because of working for too many subpar companies made my resume look like crap, because I have too much experience, because I wear reading glasses and because being in my late 50′s, I am considered too old to get along with younger people. Sheese.”

      Not to be cruel, but if you’re that smart and you can’t find a way to survive (economically) you must not be using ‘common sense’. I sincerely wish you the best and suggest you reconsider your situation. Live a frugal lifestyle as you find a way to use your talents/intellect to prosper. Above all, look where the opportunities are. Perhaps its time to consider fly over country…. ND, SD, WY, NE, and IA. In this region we welcome energetic, intelligent, and resourceful individuals. Bring your talents and expertise to the places where the last men will be standing.

    • Paul

      Why not join Mensa and ask your buddies there whether they have a job for you?

    • mossy

      move to mexico man!
      i rented a house there for 155 dollars a month!
      right by a beach
      you could last a few years there on what you got
      if you think its dangerous
      it aint and is far less dangerous than a freakin train dude

    • Bob

      This may sound tough but at your age I expect you already know it. What is going on, on Monopoly Planet Earth is a game, a serious one but, still a game. The banksters of this Monopoly game have not played by the rules agreed to by the Founding Fathers and the people. We should never have let the banksters play in the first place, well we didn’t invite them, they barged in. The upshot of all my verbiage is stop playing by the rules. I don’t mean go out and rob a bank, I mean cheat, tell a few porkies – within a broad framework of poetic license – and generally take as much from the banks as you can. The corporations have been doing the same to us for decades and all but a few of them pay a brass razoo in tax. As a starter for you, check out the ‘Freeman on the land’. In particular, The Antiterrorist, Rob Menard and William Shrout they will lead you to plenty of resources. Oh! and finally, don’t believe a word of mainstream media or any politicians, they were bought and paid for by the banksters long ago.

      Good luck

    • Destro

      That is kinda pointless.

      Better to make it a memorable event for the scum of the earth.

  • http://www.novelgraphicnovels.com Steve Edward

    Learning to grow your own food and make your own clothes, as well as build your own house should be exciting?!

  • Walpole

    Yes, hell is coming! The greatest financial party lasting for the last 25 years is going to lead to our economic destruction – unless you are in the top socio-economic 10%. And we quietly sit,hope and wait while OBummer fails in his promises and allows the financial oligarchy to continue to rule. Heaven help us.

  • Paul

    How about renting a home?

    Should be cheaper than paying off a mortgage?

    Sell the car, walk to work?

    Millions of Chinese don’t own a car and the economy is growing like mad.

    • Nick

      The Chinese economy is growing like wildfire artificially. They are building entire cities with NO ONE to live in them in order to continue to show strong economic growth.

      • http://yahoo paul seacroft

        this is absolutely true Nick, road systems, railways and factories all being built to give the impression of economic boom and superpower status.
        but the chinese economy is as on the ropes as every other country, but boy when THAT bubble bursts then the worlds economy will REALLY be in trouble.

    • paul

      economies can grow when they aren’t fullgrown…

  • Ken

    According to Bernake and Obama we’re only hitting a rough spot in the road and there’s no chance of a double dip. I work in Dermatology and I talk to dozens of people everyday many of whom have lost their jobs. There is huge disconnect between the media, govenment and it’s citizens. I spread the word to as many people as possible, for those in dire straits it’s too late but many others find our present reality too difficult to contemplate. James Carville is right, we will see unrest and violence in the streets as our leaders and media distract us with trivia like Weiner.

    Lord help us.

  • Paul

    A few years back, Americans wanted us to believe that economic greatness needs debts. And anyone who saved first and spent later was loughed at.

    I still don’t understand the mortgage system – how can you “buy” a house, if you don’t have the money yet? Just trust that salaries will rise, food will stay cheap and interest rates will fall?

    And those same people borrow money to buy ammunition and bombs to blow them up – how are they going to repay those loans?

  • Winston Smith

    Anyway you can imbed this video? sometimes can watch, sometime my work blocks them….

  • http://www.atlibertyatleisure@wordpress.com NickyG

    Look on the bright side. You’ll not have to go on a diet anymore, you just won’t be able to afford the amount of food you used to. Winning duh!

  • Colin

    I saw a headline today that read “Obama ‘not concerned about double-dip recession'”. WTF?

    In October, this blog, in this article, “Millions Of Unemployed Americans Now Live As Paupers Even As Foreign Nations Use Sovereign Wealth Funds To Buy Up Huge Chunks Of American Infrastructure”, stated “…today it takes the average unemployed American about 35 weeks to find a job.” Now it’s 40 weeks. At this rate, I am thinking that the average rate could increase to 45 to 50 weeks. With many states cutting unemployment benefits to half this number, how do people survive?

    • Tom

      no one is supposed to survive…America will become a nation of factories and oil wells. They will scrape the land we used to live on, take the spoils, and make more wealth to support the rest of the world, and line their pockets.

  • Abia The Cat

    There will be no riots till the minorities and long-term unemployed are no longing being fed at the public trough. Cut off the federal and state EBT cards and within a couple of weeks, the moms with babies on their hips will be in the streets shouting and demanding help. After the help doesn’t come, the riots start. Crime will increase exponentially. When you see these events, start burying your food or hiding it in the walls. Lose some weight, too, so others won’t get suspicious and rob your house while you are gone. Learn to know the edible wild plants from the poisonous ones to supplement your food pantry, too. Buy a shotgun and go hunting or fishing tackle and fish all night on the river or lake to feed your family.

  • http://www.placeofrefuge2012.com Sheila

    Another great article, thanks!
    Truth is that most people don’t see it when you point it out for them.

    Through our website http://www.placeofrefuge2012.com we chat and exchange emails with people who are looking to escape the cities and suburbs. Most know something is very wrong but most think that a collapse is some thing a long time away.
    We have taken to sending people links to your articles and most who read them begin to understand.

    Thanks again
    Sheila
    http://www.placeofrefuge2012.com

  • NUF

    The title says it all – it’s o-v-e-r.
    No further “if, and, but, coulda, woulda, shoulda” required.

  • moses737

    It is going to be devastating when Americans wake up and realize that the International
    Bankers/Illuminati kingpins have stolen all of their wealth; and all of the worlds wealth; and have bankrupted the Great American Empire. But they deserve what they will get because most of them have forsaken God; and now Satan and his leaders mentioned above; is their cruel and evil master.

    But don’t worry!! After these devils mentioned above will force the whole world to take their zombie making and mind controlling mark of the beast chip in everybodies foreheads or hands; then the Great God of Heaven will have them all in the Great Lake of fire and brimstone; as they are yelling and screaming forever and ever!! Why? Because they thought that God didn’t care about His people who they killed by the millions and billions; because we refused to take their beast chip.

    And those who take it will be tormented, 24/7, because it will mean that they have joined and sided with Satan and his antichrist beast leader, and leaders; according to Revelation 13 & 14:9-11.

    • the Beast

      Yes….take the Blue Pill, get out from the MATRIX. This system is collapsing….

  • Freddie not Mac

    Terrible times are ahead of us.

    It always used to feel like it was other third world countries where acts of unjustice, visible moral corruption and terror occured.

    In the big picture, violence and unrest soon to be coming to your backyard. America is in decay.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJhN691Qc50 protestfolk

    Perhaps it’s time to reduce the federal government deficit by slashing the U.S. military budget and raising taxes for the Ultra-rich billionaires and millionaires and U.S. banks and corporations that are profiting most from the endless U.S. recession? And to obtain unemployment insurance or public works jobs for all unemployed U.S. workers, perhaps it’s time to emulate the strategy that William Z. Foster used in 1930? See attached video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJhN691Qc50

  • http://www.thePrepRoom.net Mike

    A few years ago, my wife and I decided to sell our home and rent, because we saw the writing on the wall. We knew it was just a matter of time before all of our equity vanished. At the time, many of our friends thought we were crazy. Since then, many of them have finally gotten on board that the economy is not getting better for a long, long time, (if ever). With that said, I am amazed at all the people who still have their heads in the sand and think, “This is America–the greatest nation on the planet! There is no way our economy will collapse.” Eventually, these people will wake up, but will they do so before it’s too late? For those of us who know what’s really happening, now is the time to prepare and protect our family. Stock up on food, get out of debt, get to know your neighbors so you can barter skills, grow a garden, accumulate tools and other commodities and most important, pray to God.

    • Michael

      Well said Mike.

      By the way, thePrepRoom.net is one of our new sponsors. It is people like Mike that help make this site possible. I encourage everyone to check out The Prep Room some time to see if they might have some things you may need….

      http://www.thepreproom.net/

      Michael

  • Dr. Nancy

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  • Bill Brasky

    Agreed. Every word.

    I’ve seen it coming for years and still don’t even have any supplies saved up. Ive been too busy just scraping by.

  • mondobeyondo

    The U.S. is showing all the signs of a declining imperial colossus. Our morals are collapsing, the economy is beginning to collapse… our space program, once the pride of our nation, has for all intents and purposes, has been cancelled (last shuttle mission in July, and NASA isn’t commited to future projects)

    The next thing to fall will be the military. It’s already overstretched – bases and troops all over the world. The war machine can’t go on indefinitely. Afghanistan, Iraq, now Libya and possibly Pakistan and Iran. A whole bunch of little Vietnam-style guerrilla conflicts which most likely we’ll never ever win. We didn’t win in Vietnam. And these little wars don’t come cheap, either. But at least we’ll go down in a blaze of glory, with the rockets’ red glare and bombs bursting in air.

    Face it, we’re already broke. Even without outsourcing our good jobs, our economy would be in serious trouble. Just the military and entitlement programs alone will kill our economy. WE CAN’T AFFORD IT!!

    Imagine….Uncle Sam standing naked on the bow of the Titanic (a la Leonardo di Caprio) shouting, “I’m the king of the world!” Why would Uncle Sam be naked? Because the emperor has no clothes!

    Meanwhile, America’s population is becoming hungry, jobless, restless and homeless. Things are changing, fast. It’s change you can REALLY believe in!

    Don’t see much hope though. It is not looking good at all.

  • mondobeyondo

    “USA Today says that the U.S. government now has $61.6 trillion in financial obligations that have not been paid for yet”

    ONE trillion dollars is an enormous sum of money.
    Now multiply that by 61.6.
    That is far more money that exists in the entire world currently. Possibly more money than has existed in the entire history of the world. And this is the financial commitment of ONE COUNTRY?!?

    Whew!

    • the Beast

      The World’s GDP is around USD 50 trillion…..

  • Pipo

    In times of economic upheaval, the elites swill always use the best tool to divert public discontent: WAR

  • Colin

    In the bonus material for Capitalism: A Love Story by Michael Moore, Moore is having a discussion with Chris Hedges. Parts of this discussion are on YouTube.com. Everything that is being discussed here on this blog and on The American Dream is in line with what Hedges believes is happening to our country.

    Here are the links:
    * http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rabdKNvdi0k
    * http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRzMCAPDf_A&feature=related

    Along with visiting these blogs, I also visit The Automatic Earth. (Here is their website: http://theautomaticearth.blogspot.com/). Recently, they have announced that they were going to focus less on reporting the financial news and write more on how people can prepare for the coming disaster. They described the people in charge as “…psychopaths and perverse narcissists who care not whether we live or die.” (June 5 2011: Where From Here?) I hate to say this, ******************, but I am beginning to believe our president is the latter – a perverse narcissist.

    • MyFirstNameIsPaul

      There is no unfettered capitalism on planet Earth, and there hasn’t been one since probably 1912.

      The handful of lawmakers proposing unfettered capitalism solutions can’t even get their bills to be voted on. Hedges has no idea what he’s talking about.

  • James

    If I were a cop or any other form of civil authority, I would let them have at it. There is no amount of money that would lead me to risk my life to protect the Elitist Authority. Let them protect themselves. I would just protect my family and friends.

  • Portland Prepper

    Many of you visit this site every day and see what is coming. Prepare as best as you can for your family. One thing people often overlook is the importance of having a way to boil water and cook your food. Generators are a good idea… as long as you have fuel! But what do you do when both electricity fail and your out of fuel for your generator?

    We got a Sun Oven. What a neat idea, and it really works! All you need is a little sunshine and you’re good to go. It even works on cloudy days. Hot enough to make baked beans at our Memorial Day BBQ! My wife got a great deal too at http://www.shelfreliancesanantonio.com/jmp/jmp_sunoven.php. Not only do they sell the oven we also bought a lot of freeze dried stuff from them. Love the freeze dried pineapple and the cheese!!! Hmm…, we’ll have to try to make pizza in my Sun Oven next time.

    • Gary2

      I gotta say that I used to think preppers were fatalistic. Now I don’t. (ok I admit some of us are slower than others but we eventually come around)

      I recently put in some raspberry bushes along with other fruit crops. There is something special about growing your own food.

      With there being no lack of water here in WI I do not even need to water things very often. Now if those damn weeds…

      • Michael

        We’ll turn Gary into a “prepper” before this is all over. :)

        Michael

  • El Pollo de Oro

    James Carville was speaking the truth when he told Don Imus that civil unrest is a very real possibility in this country. Gerald Celente puts it this way:

    “When the money stops flowing down to Main Street, the blood begins to flow on the streets. And the money is not flowing down.”

    No, the money certainly isn’t flowing down to Main Street. That’s for sure. The White Shoe Boys, as Signore Celente calls them, are seeing to that. And things are only going to get worse—much worse, in fact. So get ready for the blood to flow like rivers through the streets of this Third World horror movie called The Banana Republic of America (formerly the USA). Some of the violence will come in the form of civil unrest, and some of it will come in the form of violent crime. Get ready for violent crime to skyrocket in the BRA. As Celente puts it: “You’re going to see crime levels in America that are going to rival that of a Third World country. Welcome Mexico City. You’re going to start seeing people being kidnapped in this country like they do in other underdeveloping nations. It’s going to be very violent in America.”

    Yes, it’s going to be VERY violent in The Banana Republic of America. Carjacking, kidnapping, drug trafficking, armed robbery and murder for hire will be major growth industries in the BRA when millions of formerly middle class Americans, now the neo-poor/neo-peasants, become increasingly desperate. The horrifying violence in Mexico will become a fact of life on this side of the border, the brutal kidnappings of the Philippines and Papua New Guinea will plague the BRA as well. Formerly middle class Americans who find themselves living in shantytown slums won’t like their new accommodations, and many of them will turn to violent crime in the hope of improving their miserable circumstances. Many of them will choose Los Zeta, the Sinaloa Cartel, or la Familia Michoacana over the sweatshop jobs that the corporatist White Shoe Boys have in mind.

    Celente has said it before, and it bears repeating: “When people lose everything and have nothing left to lose, they lose it.” Truer words were never spoken. And people are going to be losing it big-time in the collapsing Ponzi scheme that is The Banana Republic of America. God help us.

    • Johnson

      Maybe not. Seems we are running out of testosterone. People (men in particular) are less aggressive, more passive, more feminine. Something in the water?
      ———-
      Tuesday, 23 November 2010
      Decreasing Testosterone levels in the USA

      In one of the largest study of its kind, Travison et al. report a population-wide decline in Massachusetts’s men’s testosterone levels during the last 20 years that is not related to normal aging or to health and lifestyle factors known to influence testosterone levels.

      They found that testosterone concentrations dropped about 1.2% per year, or about 17% overall, from 1987 to 2004. The downward trend was seen in both the population and in individuals over time.

      The decline is consistent with other long-term trends in male reproductive health, including decreases in sperm quality and increases in testicular cancer, hypospadias and cryptorchidism.

      http://crossculturalendocrinology.blogspot.com/2010/11/decreasing-testosterone-levels-in-usa.html

      • Paul

        Yes, there is something in the water.

        Anti-bacterial soap and detergents, for example. The anti-bacterial stuff cannot be removed at the sewage plant or in the soil. They lead to frogs and fish changing gender. Downstream of sewage plants there are more females than males. And if frog and fish are affected, it’s only logical that cattle and humans are affected as well?

        Or anti-baby pills, leftovers put down the toilet, estrogen in the urine of women on the pill. That estrogen also cannot be removed, yet.

        Environmental protection makes sense. Everybody is part of everybody else’s environment.

  • McKinley Morganfield

    I think Pipo may be right: war is the only choice for the elites because it gives them ultimate control of the economy. The collapse of banks and currencies (USD included) around the globe won’t matter because every nation will be in the same collapsed state. And here we sit with the most powerful military in the world with hundreds of military installations ringing the planet.

  • M

    “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.” – Ben Franklin

    • Paul

      “Every People has the government it deserves.”

      Some European some hundred years ago.

  • GT

    Be prepared is all I can say. Hell even if tghe food stamps keep flowing the prices for produce will continue yo rise. Look around ya, alot of the farm land in this country is either in a drought, flooded and cannot be used for a year, or in california’s case closed down to protect a dam lizard.

    I do nto think the country will explode as soon as everyone thinks, but if you have any spare change go out and buy non-perishables and stock up a 6 month supply before you cannot afford rising food prices. People laugh when I tell them to start a home garden. Stupid folks at least I know where my veggies are coming from. I use non genetically engineered seed as well.
    hell my little ole 10 x 12 foot area will feed me and the wife for months as she knows how to can food.

    Can you imagine large metropolitan areas with only three days supply of food. Thank god I’m a country boy!

  • Kevin

    James Carville is avoiding the root cause like the plague. The idea that this takes a long time to come out of and is predictable is not true. This is unlike the past be it the 1970s or the great depression. The new variable is the evisceration of traditionally high middle class paying industrial jobs obviously joined at the hip with an industrial facility which has not just closed but reopened employing virtual slave labor in the developing world. Due to the various free trade agreements with the number one being China the “good jobs at good wages” (remember that from 1988?) are not coming back and previous predictability is no longer valid.

    This is not a recession or a depression. It is a global re-alignment of economic power with the USA and the developed world on the loosing side.

  • ZBK

    US is suffering from a disease called FES (Fatal Economic Stagnation).

  • Gary2

    There are millions of other Americans that are “underemployed”. All over the United States you will find hard working Americans that are flipping burgers or working in retail stores because that is all they can get right now.

    Thanks for including this Michael. As important as unemployment is I thing an almost as big a problem is the gross underemployment.

    Me and my wife are both working to make what I used to make by my self at my last good job.

    Being poor really sucks!

  • Gary2

    Unless we reduce the huge wealth and income inequality in this country we are headed for disaster.

    tax the rich spread the wealth.

    • DrDazz

      You are missing the point!!! You could tax the rich & evenly redistribute the wealth, but the rich would soon become rich again, & the poor would soon become poor again, because one class has Financial Intelligence & the other does not! Can you guess which has which? Its all about investing money to make sound financial returns, compared to pissing it up against the wall at the night clubs every weekend. Think about it!!!

  • a cruel accountant

    I used to think to get a job you had to put $7.25 on your application.

    Now you need to start your own business and charge less than $7.25 an hour. Business owners do not have a min. wage.

  • Diane

    Exactly. I am barely making ends meet and I can’t afford to move (I live in a very urban area). I guess I’m just screwed.

    • McKinley Morganfield

      Diane,

      I respectfully suggest you do consider moving to less populated areas. Check out which states have growing economies and the lowest rates of unemployment. We’re out here in fly over country. We have low unemployment, growing economies based on commodities & energy, and we are for the most part civil, friendly, and ready to welcome hard working newcomers. If you have special skills (or are willing to work in a service industry) and a sound employment record you will find a job in fly over country.

  • Alasha

    It is horrible….

  • Rod

    Well… don’t think these problems are restricted to the USA or Europe !
    I’m in Australia and,as I warned people 4 months or more ago, real estate is a bubble waiting to burst just like China.
    It now has burst with 10,000 real estate salesmen getting the chop nationwide, an expected 20% drop in prices in the next year, real estate sales plummeting with up to 95% failing to sell at auction. A guy I work with just bought a house – silly bugger. There’s a 25 year debt you won’t be able to offload when SHTF and you don’t have a job.
    You can lead a horse to water…

    Economically, where I am, retail sales have fallen for 1.5 years straight, businesses around town are closing down citing economic downturn as the cause, politicians are getting roasted publicly for their usual mismanagement, frivolous waste like pay rises,parties and chauffeur driven cars etc while the population struggles to pay their ever increasing power and food bills. A LOT of people have to choose between food or power. We have 12% of the population totally dependent on government handouts to survive. We have had major floods and now suffer major droughts,food bowls are disappearing, food is skyrocketing in price.
    We are now where americans were 2 years ago – in denial of the imminent global economic trainwreck, but the sheeple are waking up, albeit w-a-y too late given that Europe will be toast within months, the USA to follow and Dog knows what will happen in the middle east – probably a major war I’d say.
    And our economy is supposed to have survived the GFC largely intact (according to MSM) !
    Yeah right.. the lies and/or incompetence of the media and politicians is the same everywhere on the planet and we, the people will be paying for it, REAL soon.
    Australia the lucky country is dead. RIP.
    Fortunately for me I listened to the experts like Celente 2 years ago – I paid off my debts, fixed my health problems , I own gold and silver, have 1 years food, I’ve got 4 other income sources and a place to live away from town, water and wood so I’m very well off compared to others.

    Get ready people – it’s all going to turn to shite in the next few months at most.

  • 007

    On a positive note, maybe this screwed up system can hold together for several more years. It took the Roman Empire decades to collapse. It does seem like it is all out of control and heading for imminent collapse. On the other hand, it’s amazing how far you can stretch a rubber band before it breaks.

  • Nickelthrower

    Greetings,

    Fredrick the Great said, “He who defends everything defends nothing.”

    Those of you that wish to survive the coming catastrophe must realize that you can not keep nor defend your home, car and lifestyle. As a matter of fact, your home will be pretty useless if we ever lose electricity and water. You will have to get way more basic than that.

    Start with something a bit more basic like “how much stuff can I carry?” Well, you will need a good backpack and with it you can probably carry about 60lbs. This is where you begin.

    60lbs isn’t much but you can carry a weapon, simple shelter, a change of clothes and several days worth of food and water.

    When you get that worked out then you can move on to transportation. A bicycle, handcart or wheelbarrow (depending on where you live) can help you move quicker and add some additional luxuries to your survival pack.

    Start working on a plan of action. It should begin with the question: If I can’t stay here. . .?

    Being forced from your home, regardless of the reason, should be your primary concern. Where will you go? How will you get there? What must you bring with you? Get that worked out because if things fall apart, a lot of people will be trapped the moment the cars stop running as they will have no means to get about.

  • http://www.leonardopisano.com Leonardo Pisano

    Great article! I agree that most people put their heads in the sand for the depression that is coming that make the Great depression looks like a picnic. Not only Americans will be affected, also Europeans and the rest of the world.
    My contribution is to write short fiction stories (say 1000 words) that are fun to read and hopefully are thought-provoking for those that refuse to educate themselves. Can also be used by the ones that are aware, but who meet a lot of scepticism among their friends and relatives.
    To those who are interested, I samelessly promote my soapbox: http://www.leonardopisano.com

  • James Power

    Moving to Australia, thats the place to go. Hundreds of thousants of jobs available, some even supply a free house to go with the job.

  • http://Www.no2foreclosures.info DaVid

    It’s interesting to note the words used to describe the Ponzi Scheme that the U.S. has become: “unprecedented steps to stimulate the economy.”

    The real words are “financial heroin.”

  • Carl Jones

    Don`t worry, its not going to happen, because WW3 will breakout.They did it at the end of the 30`s!!LOL

  • Doug

    True, things will probably get worse but all is not lost. Seems there are two major things to be concerned about: making a living, and personal protection from rioting thieves. As for making a living, the vast majority of us can, and will, get by with a lot less than we have today. Regarding personal protection, just get the Federal Government out of the way of local and state law enforcement and the heads of predator barbarians will roll. Simple as that!

  • jim

    Well, s**t happens. People all over this country with good moral sense have been telling everyone this was going to happen. Even told the dim-wits that voted for Obama they were making a mistake. If you think you wanted “change” well, you’re gettin it. As soon as the economy collapses get ready for the North American Union. Because that’s what’s going to happen. We’re going to merge with Canada and Mexico in order to save the country. We’ve taken our country for granted, gave away our heritage that was given to us by The Founders and we’ve turned our backs on God and His good graces and generosity. So, we deserve our “medicine” and God’s going to chastise us, I mean look at history. So, everyone needs to “suck it up” and perhaps a little repentance is due in the mix.

  • dan

    carville and people like him are the cause for the demise of this nation….taking from the producers and giving to the non producers along with unlimited spending by BOTH parties and telling so many lies about all that they do,plus regulating whatever business we have left here after passing nafta etc…these people have placed this country in a position of decay and rot from within..they think they will be above the fray when the SHTF..but they will be held accountable..no matter what…WE WILL NEVER FORGET…….

  • The Unicorn

    I recommend everyone get a Bible that has various verses in some sort of metalic print or use metal book marks.The next time you are scanned,searched,etc. the metalic print/book mark will set off the metal detectors and you will have a chance to open the word before their eyes.

    The Good Lord will do the rest.

  • james bond

    i really think by the end of 2012 we are really going to be in big trouble. i do not think that anyone that is stocking up on food etc. are doing the wrong thing. it is just a matter of time before the grid goes down.

  • Michael

    In other countries, the people direct their anger where it belongs – at the government and big banks. But Americans direct it at each other.

    Polls show that Americans don’t like big banks or politicians. Yet, they are too lasy to withdraw their money from these banks and go with local banks or credit unions. And they keep voting for the same politicians that don’t give a damn about the public.

    Truly sad.

    • bill

      Totally agree. Americans are so brainwashed and self-defeating. Even if they knew about money printing and fractional-reserve banking, they wouldn’t wrap their heads around it. Instead, they blame those rich who earn their incomes through legitimate means. We need to stop the wars, cut government spending and eliminate taxes in order to create jobs and growth. Only a free-market without government interference will create jobs that have actual value to individuals and society as a whole. Instead, we’ve had creeping socialism for 100+ years.

  • doom is near

    ALL OF US WILL BE DESTROYED VERY VERY SOON!!!!!

    • Paul

      Then do something! Don’t just watch tv!

  • TheRegulator

    If (when) the SHTF and lets say the dollar totally collapses and there is a complete depression what will happen when masses of people can no longer afford to pay their mortgage or rent ? Do the banks just still keep taking the houses ? And what happens to credit card debt and such if the dollar implodes-all written off by the in solvent banks ?

    • Karen

      This is my question too! What good does it do the banks to kick you out of your house when nobody can afford to buy it? The house next to mine was foreclosed and is now on the market for almost $90,000 less than what I owe on mine. What if the banks took a partial loss on a refi and just refi us at the current value? Then at least the house wouldn’t sit empty for years and we could stay. Is this even possible?

  • Rod

    I guess “David” above didn’t read my post..
    “Moving to Australia, thats the place to go. Hundreds of thousants of jobs available, some even supply a free house to go with the job.”

    F-o-r-g-e-t i-t !!!
    Immigration policy is tightening up hard and fast.
    The Australia-wide backlash against endless immigrants is almost at fever pitch.
    There is no “grass is greener” scenario or gold at the end of the rainbow.
    Come to Australia – forget about buying a gun.
    It’s like the UK now.
    Come and experience the same crap the rest of the world is going through.
    There are no safe havens in the world unless you want to eke out a miserable existence planting potatoes in the Himalayas.
    Stockpile everything of use, tell no-one you have it and hope for WW3 to wipe out everyone but you. LOL..

    • John

      Rod;
      I love you!

  • j smith

    Yes, yes, all of you have something wise to say and no doubt the Banksters and mostly the Fed are the guilty parties. And all of these rats who got the United States into trouble are the same one’s that Barack Bush has appointed to get us out of the decline! But you know what? I went to Home Depot today, and all I saw in the parking lot were Hyundais, Toyotas, Nissans, BMW’s, Mercedes Benzes. So blame yourselves! At least I drive an American car.

    • Teknikid

      Dear j smith,

      I like the Barack Bush comment.

      Also, this country runs on more than just cars. Most of what we buy is imported now. I don’t know what year your car was made, but many American cars have foreign-made components at some level.

    • ScoutMotto

      You may drive an American car, but this country runs on more than just cars. Most everything you and I buy is made outside the US. Unless you can claim that nothing you own says “made in China” or somewhere outside the US, you don’t have any moral high ground.

      And depending on the year of your car, there will be foreign-made parts to some percentage in that car.

      • Timothy Thorn

        I disagree. The intent to buy American gives “moral high ground”. Given more opportunity, which is difficult at best these days, jsmith and myself and others would patronize businesses that sell American products.We also drive cars that are “American” at least in spirit (I drive a Ford and Buick) even if parts are made elsewhere. Whatever. The intent is to support America. There are far to many self-absorbed assholes in the USA who don’t give a ***** about anything or anyone but themselves and that includes spending a little more for an “American” product.

    • Jackro

      The most “American” car is now the Accord by percentage of parts made in the U.S. I think that Saturn is also very high on the list.

  • stop whining

    Decade of prosperity and You people of the greatest empire in the whole universe didn’t prepare for that…go ahead swipe your plastic and buy a house you won’t be able to pay for…better off you’ll be managing your own budget and stop wasting your time.

  • HB

    If the US goes down the whole World will follow. What those doom monger want? The market is always up and down.
    I don’t believe in the mongers.
    The restaurants, the stadium, the theaters, the casinos are full. We are still giving jobs for 11 million illegals. If somebody wants to work there are plenty of jobs.
    Go to N. Korea, or Venezuela or Cuba or some European wonderland and be happy there. The fences are from sausages.

  • HB

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Moderation my butt. Censorship.
    Period.

  • http://www.novelgraphicnovels.com Steve Edward

    I’m naive, I know. But, when push comes to shove, when people have no one else left to attack who owns anything of value, people will attack those who have something of value.

    Destitute people will coalesce together, just like freezing people coalesce together for warmth.

    Destitute people will realize, collectively, they will have to co-operate if they are to successfully attack those who have something of value to repatriate.

    You won’t need my advice to point out who those people are. You’ll know, without being told.

  • http://netzero.net charles coutcher

    if we all continue to think negatively, we will fail. the united states is the most prosperous economy in the world. we have to stop giving away jobs and take back manufacturing to keep our people working. i would be willing to pay more for american made goods over foreign goods if it meant more job creation in the USA. let’s stop all this doomsday talk. cc

  • lucid1

    Govt misuse of money. I work for a state prison,we will not get cost of living raise or any raise. The inmates, are getting freezers placed in the general housing units so they can have ICECREAM??????? I really cant wait until the collaspe happens. These s@@t bags have got a surprise comming when we open the doors and say ” get out of here the State is broke” Now go feed yourself,do your own damn laundry and pay for your own damn health care!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nostradamus

    Relax folks! Let me remind you of the great neocon wisdom:

    Debt and deficits don’t matter.
    – Dick Cheney

    The US dollar is backed by the full faith and credit of the carrier battle fleet.
    – Don Rumsfeld

    We gave the bankers 24 hours Happy Hours and they got drunk.
    – GW Bush

    My monetary policy is simple. Irrational exuberance and greed are only good, but will regulate themselves.
    – Alan Greenspan

    America is the great indispensable country where Total Spectrum Dominance is welcomed by all.
    – Dick Pearl

    Don’t remember? Hell, you put these people in charge for 8 years!! While these men of great wisdom are now gone, you get to enjoy their work for a long time to come.

    • Jackro

      How has that Hope and Change worked for you?
      Obama has racked up as much debt as Bush did in 8 years in only 2.5 years. The FED is now monetizing our debt, and most of our “allies” now hate us. So, thanks for that pearl of the past, but since nothing has changed, except for a larger government under Obama, you really have no leg to stand on.

  • Teknikid

    Most people have never heard of me. Here’s why:

    – I paid off my house in less than ten years.
    – I pay off my credit card within a day of receiving the bill.
    – Both my car and truck are paid off.
    – I give what I can to church/charity or to help family.
    – I believe in lawful self-defense.
    – I do volunteer work for a non-profit organization.
    – I am doing what I can to prepare for the coming economic collapse, and encourage others to do likewise.

    That’s why you’ve never heard of me. Folks like “stop whining” think I have no say in the matter. Well guess what? How’s that for managing a budget? With my responsibility, I have earned the right to speak into the situation with some authority. You don’t have to assume that all of us are just credit lemmings headed for a financial cliff.

    Fiscal responsibility should be a requirement to be a representative or senator in my opinion. Get me in that Congress, and 500+ others like me. Together we can get rid of the central bank and its handmaiden. the IRS.

    • Jackro

      No matter how good you have your ‘financial’ situation. How will that matter if the dollar collapses and hyper-inflates? Sure you will have a roof over your head, but no water, electricity, food(unless you grow it), fuel, or anything else until a new currency is introduced. I hope that along with all of your smarts, you are prepared for the long dark night that could happen at any moment, otherwise you will be another person that is screaming for food, water, and heat from someone.

    • http://48weld Steve Waddell

      Teknikid you sound just like me.

  • Joe mama

    Sausages?

  • Judith

    In Europe, where high unemployment is an ongoing problem, there is a little thing called “the dole”. Even men without children (arguably the most violent group) are paid some living amount by the government. In some countries, the number of hours in a work-week is lower, and this helps also. In the US? We are dreaming if we think people without jobs and hope will just go away somewhere and die.

  • ScoutMotto

    @stop whining:

    You have never heard of me, and here is why:

    – I paid my house off in less than ten years.
    – Both cars are paid for.
    – I pay my off credit balance with a day of receiving the bill.
    – I have savings.
    – I have prepared for economic collapse.
    – I relly don’t care about my FICO score, since I plan to unbank as much as possible.

    That’s why you never heard of me. I’m a responsible man, which entitles me some authority to speak into the situation. Don’t assume that all of us are just “credit lemmings” running towards a financial cliff. Only one person has helped me with all of this – my Creator.

  • Zombee King

    The top three toxic assets are:
    1. American women
    2. Housing
    3. Paper Contracts

    • Tim Obrien

      I like your posting Zombee King

      Here is one for you

      What 2 things you dont have in a totally fat free world

      1. Women
      2. Donuts

    • David

      Hahahahaha…3 most toxic assets:

      #1 = American women.

  • Simon Miller

    Well, people of the world – we’re experiencing some interesting times to say the least. But part of the root of it all is money-from-nothing-as-debt. Money printing will be blamed, we’ll all throw away half our wealth as we scramble for a gold-backed monetary solution offered by the banks. Then we’ll realise we’re just out of the frying pan, and into the fire before we either hit a golden age, or realise that monry-as-debt from banking institutions is the problem. Once we realise that, our governments will take back the right of the people to print debt-free money, will pay off all the debt in an instant, and will likely take another 90% of our wealth at the same time. The solution? As Max Keiser keeps saying – we need a GIABO, that’s a Global Insurrection Against Banking Occupation. Think about that, before listening to the meaningless squakings of our media-backed, propaganda pushed, agenda-driven governments. Did I mention they take advice from self-serving corporations and advisory committees that have no interest in the people, but of how to make profits? – and we’re expected to listen to them, and believe they’re not biased?? Would you like fries with that?

  • pete smith

    You have seen nothing yet. All major cities will come under fire and there will be violence in the streets. The Fed and Govt. have to make a decision like now! Either quit supporting the markets and economy by printing money and go into 50% unemployment and riots that will allow me to eat popcorn and watch the nightly news from my mountain home, or print more money and have huge inflation which will then result in another collapse in 36 months. Which will it be?There is no other outcome or choices, thisIS IT. Protect yourselves with gold, guns,, grub gas an guard dogs.

  • stan kon

    Societal problems always surface when God is mocked and He is placed into exile by the foolish among us. History makes us aware of this truth over and over again as we see each great civilization before us destroyed for the same reason. When God’s role among us is diminished or taken away, calamity finds a spot in our lives. It never fails.

    • Jane

      So far yours is the only intelligent, and honest voice I have heard here.

  • Anna44

    Congrats on showing up on the Beck show!

    • Michael

      I am afraid I didn’t hear about this.

      Does anyone have any details?

      Michael

  • White Devil

    Ok folks, we know it’s coming, stop pissing and moaning. Stockpile while it’s here, learn to use tools for when it’s not. Learn to make what you need and trade for what you can’t make. Learn to roll your own folks.

    Anyone who isn’t self reliant is somebody elses buttmonkey… just like today.

  • Mike in Glendale CA

    We just applied to move to Australia, Forms filled in fees paid, medicals done, the lot. Interviews and final word by Septmeber, they say. Both my brothers saw the writing on the wall years ago and got in the easy way by marrying Aussie girls. They and my Aussie friends say their country is literally paradise compared to here, with 10% growth, less than 5% unemployment and an economy the exceeds ours in some areas. Their dollar is worth $1.06 of ours and was up to $1.10 recently!!!! Plenty of work, high salaries (national median is $70K, relative low crime rates and no cartel war. Expensive place to live though – my brothers house cost him $600K for a mid-range 4×2 two storey (double brick) in Perth, and gas and food prices ar near double what we pay here, though medical care is free and ppprivate insurance is quite cheap. Drought there too, but what the hell? Can’t be worse than here, and I struggle to see the USA, let alone CA, improving in my lifetime. We move for the sake of the kids, but the pospect of a frsh start in Western Australia is exiting, as it seems just like how California used to be, when it was still great.

  • Earth Cruiser

    Nationalize the Federal reserve thier monetary policies are ridden with corruption and greed. Re-instate the gold Standard, collect all debts owed to the US for saving the world for the past 100 yrs, Flat tax for all without exception, outsourced production jobs demand an equal import tax for products brought back into the country. No Federal subsidies to farmers not to grow grain that could be used to pay off debts to other nations, stop all border intrusions by training our military along the borders, create citizenship methodology for 20m immigrants already here, disband 50% of all Federal government agencies, return to states the rights to rule, let the rest of the world sort out their own issues, Yasser Arafat was correct in stating “we are killing each other over whom has the best imaginary friend” keep your personal beliefs in check, you’re probably not 100% right either. The 10 commandments have no religious basis they are basic human interaction principals. If you wish your future generations to be a serfs and slaves continue to hide your head in the sand and expect the present government to do what is right. If not, make a difference vote out every incumbent; let’s change the entire House and Senate. IF WE DON’T HELP OURSELVES NOW, YOU’RE CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN WILL PAY A PRICE YOU’RE NOT WILLING TO PAY. STAND UP AMERICA, DO SOMETHING

    • David Valjean

      Sounds good except for the flat tax. NO INCOME TAX WHATSOEVER just like America used to be before 1913! Do not be fooled or misled by a flat tax. Free men do not pay taxes, subjects, serfs and slaves do!!!

  • L. brody

    I am a new follower of this blog which is right on. Now what is the antidote for the poisoning of the American way of life? More debt, public and private,

    I appreciate this blog and will follow it carefully.

  • http://directed-by.blogspot.com Stephen Carter

    I’ll never comprehend the hatred of Bush so rampant in Amerika. Just look at what Obama has wrought! No President has left in his wake such a trail of utter & total destruction, all the while insisting what a Gift to the nation he is. And all the while the lying Marxist media just sing his praises ad nauseam.

    Long-term unemployed under Bush: 2.6 mln; under Obama: 6.2 mln. Seasonally adjusted unemployment under Bush: 4.5%; under Obama: 9.1%. Debt under Bush: 9.0 trillion; under Obama: 14.7 trillion. Real inflation under Bush: 6.0%. And all the data points are like that. Then Bush also launched a measured, thorough response to the terrorist threat, all of which Obama has kept in place!

    Obama is such a serial liar, such an anarchist socialist creep. He makes my skin crawl. I have never made it through more than 5 minutes of any of his speeches. I used to be pro-America, but after seeing the routine paranoia, the gutless derangement & hate produced for years by the American media & Hollywood & Marxist university profs, after 8 years of that, I decided Amerika richly deserves whatever it gets.

    The last 3 years have seen the same repulsive vitriol directed against Sarah Palin, while Obama gets a free pass no matter how much devastation he smilingly inflicts. “Under my Administration gas prices [& unemployment & deficit/debt levels & inflation & foreign offloading of dollars & foreign wars & on & on] must necessarily skyrocket.”

    I’ll never understand the ingratitude of the American people to President Bush — stewardship of the nation was exemplary.

    • moses737

      Sorry Stephen but Bush started the downfall of America; and Obama is finishing America off. Bush was the first Presidential/Dictator; and now Obama is. They are 2 peas in a pod. I watched Bush start what Obama has finished. They are both ruled and are puppets of the International Banker/Illuminati puppet masters. And they have both did their jobs to destroy America and our middle class. They were both responsible for giving the Bankers – 878 billion dollars. And now that bankers heist; is worth about 27 trillion dollars in interest. We are being destroyed by these International despots. And their power if vast and incredible. But the Great God of Heaven will defeat them; after they have forced the whole world to take ther zombie making and mind controlling, mark of the beast chip in peoples foreheads or hands; according to Revelation 13 and 14:9-11. And once God defeats them at Armageddon; He will judge them and sentence them all to the great lake of fire and brimstone. And all of those who take the Mark (chip) will be tormented in hell 24/7, with them because it meant that they have joined Satan and his antichrist beast system.

    • Nick

      Its is to bad but in the US according to the constitution and declaration of independence we are not supposed to be “under” any one. These documents were designed to limit government and prevent a dictatorship. Unfortunately we in the Us seem to lack a fundamental understanding of these documents or just give them a smile and lip service. I feel our founding fathers didn’t envision the invention of the media and its influence on the centralization of power that has occured in the country and the possible
      return to a sate where people seek absolute power over others.

  • http://directed-by.blogspot.com Stephen Carter

    I’ll never comprehend the hatred of Bush so rampant in Amerika. Just look at what Obama has wrought! No President has left in his wake such a trail of utter & total destruction, all the while insisting what a Gift to the nation he is. And all the while the lying Marxist media just sing his praises ad nauseam.

    Long-term unemployed under Bush: 2.6 mln; under Obama: 6.2 mln. Seasonally adjusted unemployment under Bush: 4.5%; under Obama: 9.1%. Debt under Bush: 9.0 trillion; under Obama: 14.7 trillion. Real inflation under Bush: under 2.5%; under Obama: over 6.0%. And all the data points are like that. Then Bush also launched a measured, thorough response to the terrorist threat, all of which Obama has kept in place!

    Obama is such a serial liar, such an anarchist socialist creep. He makes my skin crawl. I have never made it through more than 5 minutes of any of his speeches. I used to be pro-America, but after seeing the routine paranoia, the gutless derangement & hate produced for years by the American media & Hollywood & Marxist university profs, after 8 years of that, I decided Amerika richly deserves whatever it gets.

    The last 3 years have seen the same repulsive vitriol directed against Sarah Palin, while Obama gets a free pass no matter how much devastation he smilingly inflicts. “Under my Administration gas prices [& unemployment & deficit/debt levels & inflation & foreign offloading of dollars & foreign wars & on & on] must necessarily skyrocket.”

    I’ll never understand the ingratitude of the American people to President Bush — his stewardship of the nation was exemplary.

    • Loki

      Bush and Obama are equally good at playing their parts. Both are excellent actors who take direction well. Red team vs blue team is just a show the masters put on to keep the people from coming after them. Both teams are owned by the banksters. Obama is obediently shoveling (our) money to the banksters, all else is distraction.

      Bush shoveled them money too, and let Cheney manage the 9/11 fundraiser for them. 9/11 was an incredibly intricate multipurpose operation, and was not pulled off by a disaffected CIA asset from a cave in the ‘stans; and i only know some of the pieces to this puzzle. Several inconvenient investigations went away that day, including (@WTC7) one tying Enron to the Bush camp and one into JP Morgan’s selling of more Treasury obligations than they had; as well as decapitating the investigation to missing trillions at the Pentagon. No one seems to know what happened to the gold that was stored at WTC either. There were huge puts and shorts on the airlines that day, these were not investigated (or if they were, nothing was done).

      The massive Patriot Act (which probably took a year to write) was ready to pass within a week. Then they invaded Afghanistan to restore the CIA’s heroin black ops fund that was shut down by the Taliban and give Iran something to think about.

      Some guesses: Maybe the masters have decided that USA (as we know it) has outlived its usefullness. Thus Obama, to supervise SS America in the wrecking yard. If he is to stay in office, there might be some “national emergency” before the election. Further out, after the dollar collapse, they may have a war with China in planning stages, to reduce the “surplus population” and increase their “defence” profits in both countries. Whichever side they choose to win, the others weapons will be programmed to fail at critical times.

  • Gene

    It’s always about money and power. The rich get richer, and the politicians just do whats best for them, their friends, and the lobbyists. Stop the free trade agreement that was enacted in the Clinton years. All it did was open doors to big business so that they could close factories here, and open them up overseas, and not pay any import tax when bringing the same product back here that use to be made here to sell here. If they could move millions of factories and jobs oversease in less than 20 years, they can certainly bring them back.

    • Jerry

      your are correct…..also set up coops and barter until it happens….Be good to your neighbors, cooperate, and pray. Start a new political party….instead of Tea Party….Joe Six Pack Party for Pres.

  • krish

    Basically whats happening around the world is redistribution of wealth. After colonialism had peaked in the 1930 causing WWII its on a path of stagnation in the sense that its not able to expand or loot anymore. Eg. UK had to give up a lots of it colonies, caucasians had conquered what ever was possible by conducting genocides of local population where possible eg. North america/south america/australia. Now every venture is goverened by some laws and the one in play now is the law of diminishing returns. The whites enjoyed great prosperity and wealth until the 1990’s due to all of their actions through out the 17/18/19 century. Now that the colonialism is not growing, economic decline is setting in. Basically the west is going to realize that in a world thats armed well others will get to be equals. So unless the wages of a chinese laborer + cost of transporting the goods from china to us does not exceed the wage of an american laborer jobs will be lost in the us. Some of the folks will have to have 0 income for sometime before the incomes start dropping and catching down with the chinese income.

    • Loki

      All true. You don’t see the government trying to protect USA jobs though. No tarriffs are proposed. They actually give funding to train offshore workers to take US jobs and tax breaks for business that move jobs offshore.

      Even if USA workers made $1/hr the costs of complying with EPA, OSHA, FLSA, Workers Comp., Unemployment Ins. (etc.etc.) are high enough China would still be cheaper. I think the future they have planned for US manufacturing involves prison labor and homeless shelter “work for food” camps; both of which would be exempt from all of that.

  • http://RightWingStuff.com Jackson

    He’s right – stockpile everything of use, telling no one.

    http://RightWingStuff.com

  • marne jameson

    As long as the US has the highest corporate taxes and a president that is both anti-business and anti-American we will never get out of the economic mess we are in.

    Jobs alone would pump much needed funds into the economy and PAY SOME OF THOSE STINKIN’ taxes that Pelosi and Reid like to spend so easily.

    If a business cannot meet its financial obligations, it goes out of business; unless is the car manufacturers OR AIG OR a bank.

    TARP was just wrong.

    The “bail outs” were just wrong.

    The stimulus and the clunker programs where simply not thought out at all.

    BTW: the government take over of US healthcare has NOTHING to do with healthcare. It has everything to do with forcing Americans to be dependent on the government and has us resulting in a socialist country.

    • moses737

      Marne you are right. But it goes deeper than that. The International Bankers/Illuminati kingpins, are controlling Obama and he is their new puppet. Bush and all the other Presidents were also their puppets. And when they wouldn’t obey them; they shot them or assasinated them or even poisoned them. And these monsters are doing everything in their power; to destroy the Great American Empire. By destroying the middle class and the small businesses; which is the backbone of America. And their grand finale, is to force everybody to take their zombie making and mind controlling mark of the beast chip in peoples foreheads or hands. And this Mark (chip) will curse you forever; because it will mean that you have joined and sided with Lucifer and his antichrist beast leader; instead of serving God and Jesus Christ. And Revelation 13 and 14:9-11. Serve Jesus instead and go to heaven and also live like a king or queen on the renovated Earth. But the wicked International Bankers/Illminati kingpins and their workers will be in hell and be tormented 10 times worse than your average beast chipped zombie lakey slave.

    • Loki

      Obama (and Bush) are only anti the businesses that are not controlled by the bankster oligarchy. All those rules and taxes are to destroy the competition, while the oligarchy (big) business gets waivers, exemptions and bailouts.

    • R_Smith

      I could not agree more with you about the ill-conceived government “bail-outs” and their effects on all aspects of American economic life. Please do not suffer under the illusion that there is time to “patch up” or “repair” the damage that has been done, particularly via elected officials. Like the engineer in the toy electric locomotive, the President and Congressmen put on the hat, blow the whistle, ring the bell and, when the ride ends, step off. But there are others who operate the train’s transformer. Elected officials, in and of themselves, are absolutely powerless. We have know about the true sources of control for decades, but so long as we were allowed to pursue our lives with relative ease, we paid them no mind. Those days, to me, are now imminently over.

  • R. Lucius

    Hmmm. A lot of doomsday stuff here. Sure, the dollar is over, the middle class is toast, and the jobs have gone. The re-set button has been pushed. Short-term: chaos. Long-term, I think we’re being told to be self-sufficient again – a core characteristic of Americans until the socialist rot of Progressivism slowly creeped in the last 60 years or so.

    When I was 20, I was encouraged to get a good government or corporate job, ride the ladder up, collect the bennies, and retire with a nice pension. It was always a con job. Rather – I started my own business, and have been self-employed for 35 plus years. Fortunately, my business is international and remains unaffected by the USA economy – which – when it goes down, will not take the world with it, as some think.

    I’m not feeling too sorry for those who have not been paying attention the past few decades. A few of us saw it coming many years ago – but we were jeered and laughed at by the mainstream. We Americans only have ourselves to blame for this pathetic condition. We let the Fed rule, we voted in their pawns, we borrowed on home equity and we dumbed ourselves down. Now, most all of us have to pay. No free ride forever.

    So what to do. Me? Garden, gold, silver, guns, house in the Texas countryside in a community of like-minded people. And even if it gets bad there, I have lifestyle options overseas and can move in a heartbeat. It’s not too late for those of you waking up to this. In fact, some of the greatest fortunes have been made in the worst of times. It simply takes an attitude of comlete self-sufficiency. Be dependent no more. Start thinking for yourselves. Quit feeling sorry for yourself because you can’t find a job. Go out and make your own job. Believe me, it’s much easier than you think. I submit that most of us need to press the re-set button on ourselves and become real Americans again. Believe me, America is hardly finished. Fact is, we’ve only just begun.

    • moses737

      Okay Luciu – But what will happen to you when their is a world wide depression? And what is going to happen to all of your wealth when the International Bankers/Illuminati kingpins take it? But then too; you could already be one of them; and if you are; you will be in the great lake of fire and brimstone; screaming your head off in the greatest tormentings imaginable. And what will you do when these Luciferic monsters, demand that you take their zombie making and mind controlling mark of the beast chip in your forehead or hand? And Revelation 14:9-11, says that if you take it, God will have you in hell being tormented 24/7, forever, because by taking it; it will mean that you have joined and sided with Lucifer and his antichrist beast leader; and their Satanic leaders. What are you going to do when all of this happens? Hopefully; you will be with Jesus; and be martyred, because you have rejected their Mark (chip). And then you will live like a god, on the renovated and beautified Earth, and in heaven, forever and ever.

    • Loki

      So you are resistant to the programming, not everyone is so blessed. I know several smart, unemployed folks that cannot “make their own job”. They are intelligent, hard working, and in many cases are raising most of their own food. They just do not have the confidence or people skills necessary to run a business, and those are hard to acquire after 25 years in a cubicle. In most cases money is also a problem, which might be overcome; but the habit of, and education to look to others for direction is much more difficult to change.

    • Paul Miller

      Boy you got it all figured out until a band of robbers want what you have. As you say gold , guns and silver until someone with more members then where you live want it.

  • robert

    oh come on now
    obama with all the hope and change and yes we can
    they will fix everything

    911weknow com

  • Carolyn

    “Can you imagine being out of work for 6 months or more?”

    Yes, sadly. My husband lost his long-term job in 2009 due to budget cuts. Don’t worry, I said. I’m still working, and we have a year of our salary in savings. You’re smart, you’re educated, you’re a hard worker. You’ll find a job soon.

    Two months later, my long-term job was sent to India.

    I still wasn’t worried. I’m smart, I’m educated, and I’m a smart worker.

    A year and a half later, I haven’t found new career yet. I’m 50. No one is going to hire me. I am working – at a Home Depot. At a 79% pay cut from my prior position. But it doesn’t pay for anything. My husband found a new position in his field – at a 62% pay cut from his prior position.

    We lived off unemployment and our savings, until both ran out. We put our house and investment property on the market the day after I lost my job.

    We haven’t had one offer.

    We just had our Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharged. Our foreclosure is still pending. No word yet when that will be done.

    To add insult to injury, we owe Federal income taxes on the penalties we used to make withdrawals from our 401(k)’s to live off. My husband took a job in another state, and we were SHOCKED to learn that we owed NEW YORK STATE taxes on the income he earned in Mississippi – to New York state! Apparently there is some loophole that if you are a property owner in New York, but earn income in another state, you have to pay New York state income taxes on out of state earned income.

    We’ve been told once our foreclosure is finalized, we may owe taxes on that as well.

    What happened to our country?

  • jhunted7667

    sexual immorality and perversity came first to wallstreet then they stole to fuel their desire , now we face even more perversity not only in the people but the markets and the frauduent securities vehicles they try to force on us,everyone should get out of the market and seek hard money

  • Gene

    According to one recent survey, 26 percent of Americans have put off doctor visits because of the economy.
    I’m sure it’s probably actually higher than that, seeing that all the insurers are raising deductables, and millions being out of work have no insurance, along with seniors who find it difficult to just pay bills, let alone pay for their prescriptions.

  • Brandy

    All I’m doing at this point is trying to prepare my family and its hard!! they just don’t get it.. my kids are 15,20,24 all live at home youngest is my son. My kids think this life is unfair they have part time jobs with 10-20 hours a week so they really can’t help out at home and I was staying at home but I got a job 4 months ago to help out and my hubby is working at a private prison as a guard for 12.00 hr. he hates it, but thats all he could find when we moved here to Colorado from Arizona. Our dream is to own a small piece of land to grow food on and build some kind of shelter. My kids can’t understand that this is survival time only the strong will and prepared will come thru just by the skin of their teeth. Everytime I talk to my husband about whats happening he just gets really depressed.

    • Tracy

      Brandy,
      I understand exactly what you are feeling. I feel so sorry for my children because I do not see them ever having the kind of worry-free childhood and adolesence that I had. My husband and I just bought a wreck of a tiny house on an acre in a rural area. I just wanted enough land to grow hopefully enough food. We moved to an area where the growing season is year round.
      My dear husband–like yours–is so discouraged. He has a masters degree in teaching, but can’t get a teaching job because the school districts are cutting back. He is working as a security guard. We struggle to buy groceries after paying utilities. I feel discouraged because we cannot get the things that we need to fix our house–(walls are falling down in the bathroom)–and the things we need to begin our planned gardening and poultry raising. But I take comfort in the fact that we are farther along than we were a year ago.
      My main concern is that we are all running out of time. Our expenses are going up–just basic neccessities–so that doesn’t give us any extra to store food and neccessities. I feel that is what everyone needs to do.
      In 2005, I told my children–I have 9 of them and 15 grandchildren–that something was coming. I could just feel it. I told them to prepare.
      My husband passed away unexpectedly when I was expecting our last child. Things happened–a house fire, etc., and I lost everything–except my children. I fear that those circumstances have put me behind in preparations. I remarried years later to a wonderful man who works so hard for so little.
      I have lived a frugal life and learned to garden, can food, raise chickens, etc. But I fear that our preparation has begun a little too late, it is so difficult to get ahead and store and garden for what is coming.
      Just make a list of what you need and want to accomplish and work at it little by little–and hang in there. My heart and prayers are with you and your family. Love each other, pray and work hard and you will be fine.
      Tell your children to watch and write down what they are seeing and feeling. They need to know that they are living in a time like no other.

  • Rense

    To solve all these problems you need competing currencies and you need to study up on this. The fiat we have today is a money monopoly forced upon us by law and is inflated and devalued. This means people are forced to take risks with their money just to run in place.

    It allows governments to take money indirectly. Really u do need to figure this out because sleazy politicians sure have.

  • liberyandprosperity

    Can someone tell me why there are millions of Indians on H-1B B-2 L-1 whatever, guest foreign workers on visa or green card. Mainly in IT
    yep the computer jobs- good pay. Today you will see thousands of them took all the IT jobs in New Jersey, you wont see hardly any whites, chinese, or blacks, a few hispanics, virtualy 0 blacks in IT here. These jokers need to be rounded up and sent back home on the same airplane they came here in…. they just dont get it that they are not welcome. I also want to round up all the CIO’s and board of directors
    and send them on the plane also, back to that third world hell hole. Get the non-citizen workers out of the USA asap, to get the jobs back ! We have got to be INSANE to keep bringing more each year. they also don’t fit in, and are cheap, rude, arrogant , and pagans for the most part…. something we don’t need more of here.

  • Harold

    People don’t understand what the problem is. The people can buy with a fever pitch and all it does is put foreigners to work. OUr news media and politicians are dumbing us down because they know what the problem is. It’s called trade deficit, nearly a trillion a year. The only one who said anything is Donald Trump and new he is silenced. What happened?

  • Gig

    We export more natural gas than the entire nation needs each year. We have enough natural gas to meet the nation’s needs for at least 100 years.

    We have found enough oil from Kansas running into Canada, not to mention Alaska and our off shore sites to meet world need. We won’t drill, but congress sent billions overseas so others could drill, have oil and jobs.

    WE ONLY NEED TO ELECT LEADERS TO CONGRESS WHO WILL DRILL SO WE CAN UNDER SELL THE ARABS TO THE ENTIRE WORLD AND PAY OFF OUR DEBTS. REAL SIMPLE!!! (Spare me the garbage about why WE can’t drill when we pay other countries to drill so THEY will have a better life at our expense.) GET RID OF OUR ENEMIES – ROLL CONGRESS AND THE WHITE HOUSE.

  • been there done that

    Don’t panic. Be concerned, vigilant and prepare but do not panic. I’ve lived in three countries where the “economy collapsed”, currency collapsed, government defaulted on their debt etc. oh wait! 4 countries and not much happened. Yes, you lost your savings, lost job, lost house, but that happens ALL the time, has been happening for centuries, read history, but the people are still there, alive, and in many cases doing much better. Russia, Brazil, are two of those countries. Spare me the hate email, instead try to help others prepare.

  • ZBK

    American feminist bitches have ruined the workplace and the home. This country has already collapsed. We are now a laughing stock in the world, courtesy of feminism and American women.

  • Highspeed

    I’m getting ready in NC, but most of the folks I talk to think I am crazy. I am concerned that in my desire to warn others I may have open myself up to being a victim when the shtf.

    • R_Smith

      Highspeed,
      Given the amount and intensity of surveillance and monitoring going on in our country, I would agree with you that it might be well to be cautious. I’m like you and want to do the same thing, especially for those who seem not to know what it going on, but it still call for caution, in my opinion.
      Take care.

  • Joeseph Miller

    This corrupt government sent all the jobs overseas with NAFTA, CAFTA and GANT. Get all the education and training you want but there are very few jobs out there with a small number paying a decent wage. You see the world is not ending but the country is. Americans stood by and did nothing when 40 million illegals invaded, colonized and are now conquering their country. With all the corruption and crookedness going on from this government the various government agencies are spying on any American critical of the ultracorrupt government. It is very similar to what the SS and SA was doing in the in the final days of WW2 Germany.

    The economic picture is bleak, your currency is in a free fall, there are more foreign nationals living here illegally and on assistance than ever before, you will never receive a dime in Social Security although you paid into it for years. I could go on and on but like this country I am running out of time. If you want to see who is responsible for all this just stand in front of the mirror. All those registered Demonrats who voted for their Demonrat candidates are mostly to blame but there was also many Republicans who also helped in the demise of this country.

  • Winston Smith

    I do disability claims, used to do social security and Medicaid, now just Medicaid….just got an illegal alien case today that I have to work on and likely, based on issues, will approve a 20 yr old illegal alien! If politicians really wanted to do something, they would cut that out. Normal people finding out about that sort of thing, but do little to demand change. Plus, Medicaid is open to people now that work full time. So, Govt money and insurance going to pay for bills in medical facilities largely owned or dependant on Govt money-robbing Peter to pay Paul.BTW, when a social security number starts with 990, means illegal alien that your Govt has created out of thin air for them to use..

  • David

    I am 62 and can not find a job. It is sad to watch this wonderful country of my youth fade so fast. You, I and the Government can not continue to do wrong things and expect right results. I really do fear for my grandchildren. I can not see them having anything but a hard time even keeping afloat.Debt has ruined our nation and is making our currency worthless. Jobs are gone and we do not manufacture anything over here. We dishonored the God that helped us and we are suffering for it. The only reason that we have not been completely destroyed is our friendship with ISRAEL and Obama and his henchmen hate them with a passion. We have let this happen. Now look at us. We have a worthless currency, a Muslin President who is anti American, a jobless country, and a silly congress who as no backbone and has no real solutions. What a joke we have become.

    • R_Smith

      I understanding what you are saying. I am 67 and a grandfather of two. I believe we are seeing only the economic tip of the iceberg, and It’s going to become much more serious. For example, are you paying close attention to our immigration “policies”, the potentially dangerous and growing DHS and Janet Napolitano? If not, you might want to start. I’m afraid when Obama tries to sign another one of his many “Executive Orders” (without advising Americans in advance), affecting gun ownership or Congress attempts to repeal the Second Amendment, the situation in our country will quickly become bloody. DHS did not buy 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition for target practice, and it does not continue to buy ammunition, guns and armored vehicles capable of withstanding a .50 caliber shot. Whatever became of the mechanisms for allowing Americans to vote on proposed legislation such as the initiative or the referendum? Why are we not demanading them?

  • http://www.amazon.com/Psychological-Warfare-New-World-Order/dp/0932367232/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310394551&sr=8-1 Ben Dover (America)

    What can Americans do to fight the New World Order?

    1. Turn off or throw away your T.V.
    2. Think for yourself.
    3. Question all so-called ‘Authority’
    4. Get out, and/or stay out, of debt!
    5. Use cash, trade or barter as much as possible, rather than debit cards and credit cards
    6. Get rid of grocery store ‘discount’ cards –grocery stores provide this information to insurance companies.
    7. Bank at a Credit Union, or any alternative to the ‘TBTF’ Banks, that participated in the 2008 Banker Bailout.
    8. Invest as much as you reasonably can in precious metals – especially silver.
    9. You have the right to own a firearm, to protect yourself,and your family. Read the 2nd Amendment.
    10. Buy products “Made in America”
    11. Start your own garden
    13. Meditate or pray – reduce your stress!
    14. Get exercise!
    15. Read a book (here is an excellent book recommendation: Psychological Warfare and the New World Order:The Secret War Against the American People
    http://www.amazon.com/Psychological-Warfare-New-World-Order/dp/0932367232/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310394551&sr=8-1 )
    16. Listen to soothing classical, jazz, ambient, or other alternative music
    17. Watch ‘Freedom to Fascism’–a film by Aaron Russo (can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUpZhhbKUBo)
    18. Watch ‘Why We Fight’–a film by Eugene Jarecki (can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…r_embedded)
    19. Watch ‘Endgame’–a film by Alex Jones (can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-CrNlilZho)
    20. Below is advice from John Perkins’ book, entitled THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE (The Truth About Economic Hit Men,Jackals,And How To Change The World), pp. 322-329.

    “AVOID SHOPPING AS ‘RETAIL THERAPY’ (Instead, jog, meditate, read, or find some other solution).
    SHOP CONSCIOUSLY – if there is something you must have, purchase items whose packaging, ingredients, and methods of production are sustainable and support life.
    MAKE EVERYTHING YOU OWN LAST AS LONG AS POSSIBLE
    PURCHASE AT CONSIGNMENT AND THRIFT STORES –where everything is recycled.
    Write letters telling Monsanto, De Beers, ExxonMobil, Adidas, Ford, GE, Coca-Cola, WALMART, and other labor exploiters and environment destroyers
    why you REFUSE TO PURCHASE FROM THEM.
    CUT BACK ON OIL AND GAS CONSUMPTION!
    DOWNSIZE (your car, home, wardrobe) – everything in your life (and don’t buy what you don’t need)
    SUPPORT/SEND MONEY only to non-profits, radio stations, and other organizations that promote JUST causes.
    VOLUNTEER your time and energy to such organizations.
    SUPPORT LOCAL MERCHANTS
    ENCOURAGE stores to buy from local growers, producers, and suppliers.
    Shop at your LOCAL FARMERS’ MARKET
    AVOID DRINKING WATER THAT IS FLUORIDATED (only your toothpaste should have non-industrial fluoride)
    INSIST that those who use your money – banks, pensions, mutual funds, companies – make socially and environmentally responsible investments.”
    21. Invest in precious metals (especially silver).
    22. Research every company whose products or services you buy
    23. Research every organization to which you donate your hard-earned money
    24. Vote with your dollars!
    25. Watch ‘The Secret of Oz’– a film by William T. Still (can be found here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swkq2E8mswI)
    26. Get prepared for when the U.S. dollar TOTALLY COLLAPSES – You’ll need 1) Water, 2) Food, 3) Vital Medicine 4) First Aid Kit, etc.
    27. Global, non-violent, NON-COMPLIANCE is the answer, of We the Plebs, to the ‘elite’ New World Order!
    28. Find alternatives to EVERYTHING that they’ve set up, to entrap you in THEIR system.
    29. What would happen if 200 MILLION AMERICANS refused to pay their taxes, in 2012? (Just a hypothetical question)
    30. Familiarize yourself with the concept of BOYCOTT
    31. Corporate Membership in the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations):
    http://www.cfr.org/about/corporate/roster.html
    32. Don’t ever join a ‘secret’ society
    33. Watch ‘Global Warming or Global Governance’ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u81qXOYfKg )
    34. Educate yourself. Thomas Jefferson: “If a nation expects to be ignorant & free, in a state of civilisation, it expects what never was & never will be.”

    Expand the above list,and share it with everyone you know!

    • R_Smith

      I think this is excellent advice for every American. Let’s not forget those things we learned about in high-school history or political science claasses call the “initiative” and the “referendum”. Le’t not allow Obama to continue to make significant changes to our country through his increasing use of “Executive Orders” about which most of us know absolutely nothing – even after they are signed. For example, repealing the Second Amendment can require an initiative or a referendum if we call for it. Otherwise, it will be abolished before we know it.
      Similar thoughts apply to controling the unbelieveable growth of DHS (>240,000 as of 7/2013). To me, this is a potentially dangerous organization that is concerned with much more than controlling “terrorism”. How effective was DHS in Boston? Most of this information has come to be from a friend, an FBI supervisory agent whose specialty is counterterrorism. I listen to what Mark tells me. He knows a lot more about DHS than I ever will.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUl6aFgL41U&feature=player_embedded Ben Dover (America)

    Do you know WHY this is happening to America? It’s happening BY DESIGN. EU/US Central Bankers are the enemy of people, everywhere around the world:

    Keiser Report: Mass Psychosis (E167)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUl6aFgL41U&feature=player_embedded

  • dwain c

    Yea! Wow. I am slowly or quickly watching my 401 K plan go down the tubes, if I could take it out I would but mine is locked in, can’t touch it. But, Americans wake up! Your job isn’t coming back and it isn’t going to be created. Your unemployment is going to run out and you won’t find a job. Your job now belongs to an Asian worker who makes pennies on the day compared to your once high pay. Might as well join the leagues of the Homeless, because that’s where your going. Your in the poor house now, but soon to be without a house!

    • R_Smith

      Dwain,

      I’ve been there. Stop investing in 401(K) plans. I’m sorry that what you have invested is locked in. I no longer have confidence in banks as secure locations for keeping funds and valuables.

      Take care,

      Randy

  • Paul Felix Schott

    When this Old World starts getting you down. From Pollution the cost of OIL,
    Heating Fuel,The Fuel you put in your Vehicles, You Electric Bills from
    cooling air conditioners and lights not to speak of the Evil. The TAX that all
    Governments Federal, State, County and City put on everything they can thing of.
    They are supposed to serve us. Not put a burden on its people. That they are
    elected to serve all the people you, not their own Pocket Books.

    The Wicked keep putting higher taxes on everything. Making it a Heavy
    Burden on many that are already struggling just to put food on the table.
    Too many Americans have lost their home to the tax collector or to foreclosures
    from the unjust bankers greed. More are out of work and lost their homes then
    in the GREAT DEPRESSION, in the last ten years. All Americans and many Nations
    need good jobs and more of them. Not more TAXES.

    All Taxes need to be lowered now while there is still time to save America.

    There is a Industry that will employ workers and is growing by more then 50%
    every year. There is a clear way for all up on the roof the Sun Light is free
    fuel from GOD. Some wicked in Government have been backing Coal, Oil, Gas and
    the Nuclear industries for too many years. These kickbacks to them were called
    Subsidizing Industry Technology. Most all Wise Men and smart Economist and
    Environmentalists call this padding their pockets and subsidizing back to the
    Stone Age.

    This might even been funny in the 1960?s. If it were a Fred Flintstones and
    Barny Rubble Movie. About How to aggressively systematically work with the rich
    to Pollute Ground Water quality to the point it is unsafe to drink or use.
    So to they make a law you can only buy water from their pipe line. And to make
    the air we breath full of Toxic Gases, Sulfur Dioxide and more Radioactive
    and Acid Rain. Injuring all living things on Earth.

    With Fred Flintstones to the Rescue. To help create a Healthier Environment.
    For all Future Generations. By spotlighting Renewable Energy and Free Energy
    like Wind and Solar. On his and his neighbor Barny Rubble’s roof. Even though
    the greedy wicked would do everything to stop or slow them down.

    Just imagine a dream that a 100 years ago one of the smartest man to ever
    live had. A dream after working with Sun Light. That all on Earth would use
    Free Energy Solar Energy.

    That Dream also shared by a man that dreamed this over 2,250 years ago.
    Both These men showed the world in their days. That this dream of Free Energy
    Solar Energy World wide was very possible. Both of these two wise men had
    first hand worked and researched their experiments for not just days, weeks
    put for many years.

    One of these men used chalk on Black Board the others board was a black
    stone table or floor covered with white sand and used a stick. One of these
    two Brilliant men had Kings from all most every Kingdom on Earth come to him
    for advice.

    The other went to almost every nation on Earth. Freely on his own dime
    Teaching All that had ears to hear. He would win the Nobel Prize for doing so.
    For his work on Solar Energy. Only after years of doing research and when most
    Scientist on Earth would not take the nomination for the Nobel Prize in 1921
    this Brilliant scientist was awarded it in 1922 for the 1921 year.

    Now if this was just a Pretend TV Show or a Movie from a dream. This would
    be a great Sci Fi Story Line. In the 1960?s or even better to day. Sci Fi story
    Movie or dream No.

    All that i Have told you did actually really happen. Albert Einstein won the
    Nobel Prize for what? When Government leaders asked him to go on stage. To
    address the Scientific Community and the World. About what he was given the
    Nobel Prize for. When Albert Einstein Had done so. He addressed them with his
    other accomplishments. For years most Governments did not have a ear for
    Einstein’s Dream.

    Archimedes around 250 B.C. was know most of the World over as a great
    Mathematician. One of the first Scientist and Inventor of many things. Even
    the first Laser Ray from the Sun’s Energy. Science Fiction is what you would
    have though you were seeing if you could go back in time, it was real.To day
    we call it The LASER, Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission. Back then it
    was just called Amplification of the SUN Archimedes Death Ray.

    Thousand of years later it would be a Laser. That Albert Einstein help
    make possible. That would unlock one of the first books on Earth.
    The METHOD written by Archimedes. Then over more then 250 years later. When
    well Faded was cut from a scroll and put into a book form, to be easier to
    hide from the Romans by St. Paul. This book sold for over 2 million dollars.
    In New york at Christie’s Auction House.

    These two are at the top of the list of the World’s Greatest Scientists,
    Viewed by Scientist around the World.

    Sad that for the last 25 years or so of every teacher asked no matter what
    Grade k through 16. 80% of them did not know Archimedes. Even sadder 90%
    of them could not tell you what one of the most Brilliant Scientist to ever
    live on Earth. Won the Nobel Prize for.

    It was for the work Albert Einstein did to show the World it could get
    Free Energy, Electric from the SUN. PHOTOVOLTAICS

    You ask this question to any Military general 95% of them will get it right.
    Even more surprising 99% of them will know more about Archimedes then most
    Teachers on Earth. Generals know Energy is the key to Winning.

    At almost one thousand to one Archimedes always won against what all knew was
    impossible odds. Archimedes home town city of Syracuse was victorious against the
    greatest Kingdoms Armies on earth many times. Syracuse once was one of the most
    powerful cities in the World.

    I can only ask you to please look into Solar Energy, Solar Power, Solar Panels
    and Solar array on the internet under Images. To see and explore for your self
    then you be the JURY.

    More then 10 years ago the Internet became most of the World’s Universities
    Learning Platform. A Modern Day Archimedes Resource Center.

    The Solar Energy Industry in the year 2010 has leaped ahead farther and
    faster then any other industry on Earth. The Solar Industry in the
    United States of America alone, has grown by more then 50% in 2010 and it looks
    like that number will go up even higher this year 2011.

    The strong benefits of Solar Energy is Clear Clean Air viewed in major cities
    as improving air quality. Clean Cities. By all that use there brain for good .
    View it as protecting the environment and Freedom from OIL.

    While the Federal Government has eased the Tax on Renewable Energy till the end
    of this year 2011. Some cities in the states that these Legislators come from have
    worked against these tax credits.

    By doing so they are showing their true objectives. That they have
    stock in some power plants and do not want to lose all that Money they
    have been taking out of your pocket books for too many years. By taxing
    you on your Energy Bills. They want to Control Power and Tax Everything
    they can. Not let People be free to get their own power from the top of
    their own roofs.

    By adding their own taxes to them. These wicked leaders think that
    this will take away the incentives to harvest the Free Energy from the
    Sun.

    The Public ability and awareness for all on Earth to use the Natural
    Solar Energy, is Contributing to Production of Solar Energy Products.
    Making the Solar Energy Industry the fastest growing on Earth. A Wealth
    of Free Energy From The SUN.

    The more the wicked try to slow the Solar Energy Industry down, it only Enhances
    involvement and the efforts of the Good at Heart.

    GOD Bless you for reading this.

    The Lord’s little Helper
    Paul Felix Schott

    PS
    through out History Many have tried to wipe the good from our history books.
    Read the Bible Jesus will Bless you more then i can.

  • Jed

    It will collapse, it will usher in the New world Order.

    Let it fail, I am not very concerned God is in control.

  • Jim

    The biggest issue here is the absolute cowardice of Americans. Oh wait a minute the Republicans will save us.

  • Common Sense

    Don’t mean to sound rude, but, I see very little in the comments section that sounds or seems rational or common sense in nature, just pure speculation, and lots of different ideas and opinions about what will happen during the collapse. Don’t people already notice that the collapse is here? You don’t need to wait for it or speculate. It’s already here. I think people better just appreciate any time we have right now, because no amount of planning will help anybody in the end. If there truly is an NWO coming to play, which most people would agree on, then even storing food wouldn’t do anything for you, that food and anything else you have would simply be confiscated. Those who think the economies are “moving” to the east and that the west will simply “die out” are delusional; there is no way that the east is going to survive without the west, just look at how the stock market is linked. Everything is too closely linked. If the east were ever to surpass the west, there would still need to be a major reset, and this would essentially destroy ALL economies first, then the reset would take place, so this would in fact hurt the east initially as well.

  • pat

    In terms of former standards, Americans have been in economic hell for the better part of the decade, ever since Bush decided to use war instead of American jobs to fuel the economy. Such a decision for a President is critical to economic welfare in that one is easily financed by loans (ever since the American Revolution), and the other hasn’t, at least until WWII and Vietnam.

    In allowing corporates to chase the almighty dollar, and putting Americans at risk to do so, even while supporting corporates to make that choice, it is the social equivalent of dumping the American people as a reason for being government, an unforgivable attitude by government (all of whom are also U.S. citizenry).

    All of this was forseeable for at least 15 years since the engine of hyperinflation too hold to produce the run up in housing prices, but who is paying the price for those ill advised decisions: Congress, retiring with illicit profits, President’s with lifetime expenses, paid for houses, and expense accounts, a Supreme Court who is oblivous in their lifetime jobs?

    The American people are the ones out of jobs, out of houses, and out of money, with all that run-up debt, and it matters little which party (or both) participated. The point is how to get out of it, and how to prevent its never happening again?

    A strong President from either party would “claw back” the illicit profits, and recover the power imbalance that permitted the thing to happen in the first place by penalizing the corporations so ready to take advantage of the American people for their guilt and shame which all knew about to begin with, ending the plan of usury which facilitated such schemes, and reforming the corporate bankruptcy code to prevent it in the future.

    But Americans are not into strong Presidents these days who threaten the precious-won, and paid for corporate interests by lobbying.

    It’s possible that corporates want even more, having tasted the blood of Americans through that intentional cannibalism that they now have a taste for. Can Americans who haven’t been eaten yet be blamed for not wanting to be?

    One thing is for sure: the problem wasn’t caused by the American people. This has been a dispute between Big Government and Big Business, exacerbated by various self serving private groups, nonprofits, and tax exempts. Where Government and Corporates are the problem, is it their problem to solve along with the political parties that so well aided them?

    Both parties appear to be showing their true colors in this election, and Americans are right to feel disenchanted at the cannibalistic rainbow they see. But should they have to pay the price for what they had no responsibility for doing? What can we the people do to rectify anything when it is in the hands of Big Government and Big Business? Americans have a stake in something being done, but not in the wrong thing being done. There has been plenty of enough of that.

    For that reason, this election is truly monumental and a fork in the road of both democracy and capitalism to prevent human cannibalism via economics.

    • nina

      i say to blah blah w/politics and all of that bleep bleep. instead i’d like to see the elite “progressives” from hollywood start investing their millions in helping struggling americans create the security and life they desire and deserve. now that would be a beautiful movement.

      • R_Smith

        Nina,
        With all due respect, I believe that you have considerable reading to do. From your comments, I do not think that you have a grasp or understanding of the enormity of the problems that all Americans are – and will be – facing sooner than you think. This is not intended as a criticism. I just want you and yours to be as prepared for what is coming as you possibly can be. Take care.

  • nina

    i despise all of this “become self-sufficient/buy solar/stock up on food” ******* that is utterly impossible for millions of people already wondering how they will pay their rent/mortgage and other bills. certainly there are wealthy individuals who see the writing on the wall who have the $$ ability to help some of these individuals. it feels like mocking to me – some of these ******* who say “lookit me do what i have done” when they were only able to set themselves up because the system worked for them. this whole movement needs a dose of some john lennon kindness and g.d. generosity and help in PRACTICAL ways instead of preaching about what many of us already know as “duh, obvious i WOULD if i COULD AFFORD TO”.

  • RM

    We are all screwed when the collapse happens. DHS has already started planning for the collapse with ammo purchases in the hundreds of millions of rounds and thousands of bullet resistant check points. You can riot all you want, they will mow you down.

  • ba

    Don’t worry FEMA is setting up Residentual Centers Nation wide to house all the homeless. Only problem is once you enter you can NEVER leave inless it’s in a casket liner!

    • Randy_S

      And who’s paying for these FEMA Residential Centers?

  • http://www.facebook.com/julia.chinchi Julia Chinchi

    Moral of the story is do not trust government. They only care about lining their own pockets.

    • R_Smith

      Julia,

      I certainly agree with you, however I hope you have a sense of the urgency associated with what is taking place in our country – now – July, 2013. This goes much farther and deeper than mere “government” and trusting them. I agree: they certainly cannot be trusted. Please feel a sense of urgency, remain alert and vigilent, and beware! We are out of time to take effective action through elected officials who are – and have been – powerless to do anything in this critical regard.

  • L O

    So, here we are 2014.. and still no collapse..

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