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The Mississippi River Is Drying Up

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The worst drought in more than 50 years is having a devastating impact on the Mississippi River.  The Mississippi has become very thin and very narrow, and if it keeps on dropping there is a very real possibility that all river traffic could get shut down.  And considering the fact that approximately 60 percent of our grain, 22 percent of our oil and natural gas, and and one-fifth of our coal travel down the Mississippi River, that would be absolutely crippling for our economy.  It has been estimated that if all Mississippi River traffic was stopped that it would cost the U.S. economy 300 million dollars a day.  So far most of the media coverage of this historic drought has focused on the impact that it is having on farmers and ranchers, but the health of the Mississippi River is also absolutely crucial to the economic success of this nation, and right now the Mississippi is in incredibly bad shape.  In some areas the river is already 20 feet below normal and the water is expected to continue to drop.  If we have another 12 months of weather ahead of us similar to what we have seen over the last 12 months then the mighty Mississippi is going to be a complete and total disaster zone by this time next year.

Most Americans simply do not understand how vitally important the Mississippi River is to all of us.  If the Mississippi River continues drying up to the point where commercial travel is no longer possible, it would be an absolutely devastating blow to the U.S. economy.

Unfortunately, vast stretches of the Mississippi are already dangerously low.  The following is an excerpt from a transcript of a CNN report that aired on August 14th….

You might think this is some kind of desert just outside of Memphis. It’s not. I’m actually standing on the exposed bottom of the Mississippi River. That’s how dramatic the drought impact is being felt here. Hard to believe, a year ago we were talking about record flooding. Now, they are worried about a new kind of record: a record low. The river was three miles wide here, it’s now down to three tenths of a mile. And that’s causing all kinds of problems. There are some benefits, I mean, take a look over here: new beach front. In fact, some quip that now the Mississippi River has more beaches than the entire state of Florida, which would be funny if it didn’t have an impact on trade.

A lot of stuff we use goes up and down the Mississippi River. We are talking steel, coal, ore, grain. The problem is now a lot of those barges have had to lighten their loads, and even doing that, they are still running aground. There is a real fear that there could be a possibility of closing the Mississippi River. If that happens, well, all that product that used to be carried cheaply by barge is now going to be carried more expensively by truck or train. And guess who is going to pay for all of that.

You can see video footage of what is happening along the Mississippi right here.

It really is amazing that last year we were talking about historic flooding along the Mississippi and this year we are talking about the Mississippi possibly drying up.

As I mentioned earlier, there are some areas along the river that are already 20 feet below normal levels.  The following is from a recent article posted on….

Just outside of Memphis the river is 13 feet below normal depth while the National Weather Service says Vicksburg, Mississippi is 20 feet below normal levels. Overall the Mississippi is 13 feet below normal averages for this time of year.

The drying up river is forcing barge, tugboat and towboat operators to navigate narrower and more shallow spots in the river, slowing their speeds as they pass dangerously close to one another. In some parts of the Mississippi the river is so narrow that one-way traffic is being utilized.

A lot of barges have been forced to go with greatly reduced loads so that they will sit higher in the river, and other commercial craft have been forced to stop operating completely.

For example, the Mississippi has dropped so low at this point that the famous American Queen Steamboat can no longer safely navigate the river.

Down south, the Mississippi River has gotten so low that saltwater is actually starting to move upriver.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is fighting hard to keep that contained.

Other waterways in the middle part of the country are in even worse shape.

For example, a 100 mile stretch of the Platte River has already dried up.  Millions of fish are dying as rivers and streams all over the country continue to get shallower and warmer as a result of the ongoing drought.

The last time the condition of the Mississippi River was this bad was back in 1988.  At that time, a lot of barge traffic was stopped completely and the shipping industry lost approximately a billion dollars.

If a similar thing were to happen now, the consequences could potentially be far worse.

As I wrote about recently, a standstill along the Mississippi would cost the U.S. economy about 300 million dollars a day.

In fact, one towing company that works on the Mississippi says that it has already been losing about $500,000 a month since May.

In the end, who is going to pay for all of this?

You and I will.

In fact, this crisis could end up costing American consumers a whole lot of money….

So here’s the math. If you want to raise the average barge one inch above the water, you’ve got to take off 17-tons of cargo. To raise it a foot, you’re talking 200 tons.

And since, according to the American Waterways Operators, moving cargo by river is $11 a ton cheaper than by train or truck. The more that now has to be moved on land, well, the more the costs go up. Steven Barry says, “And, eventually, the consumer’s gonna pay that price somewhere along the line.”

And considering the fact that we are already facing a potential food crisis due to the drought, the last thing we need is for the Mississippi River to dry up.

So is there any hope on the horizon for the Mississippi?

Unfortunately, things do not look promising.

The fall and the winter are typically drier than the summer is along the Mississippi River.  That means that conditions along the river could actually get even worse in the months ahead.  The following is from a recent Time Magazine article….

But without significant rainfall, which isn’t in any long-range forecasts, things are likely to get worse. As summer turns to fall, the weather tends to get drier. Lower temperatures generally mean fewer thunderstorms and less rainfall.

“Take away the thunderstorm mechanism and you run into more serious problems,” says Alex Sosnowski, expert senior meteorologist for And while droughts tend to be a temporary setback, longer-range forecasts are troublesome. Sosnowski says he is anticipating an El Niño weather pattern next year, which would mean below-normal snowfall and above-average temperatures.

Let us hope and pray that we don’t see another 12 months similar to the 12 months that we have just been through.

The U.S. economy is already in bad enough shape.

We don’t need any more major problems on top of what we are already dealing with.

So what do you think about this?  Please feel free to post a comment with your thoughts below….

  • Gay Veteran

    wonder how many cities get their water from the Mississippi River?

    • ramblinsue

      Depending on which study is used, 15 to 18 million people get their water supply from the Mississippi River. That is quite a sum of people in the center part of the country. I know in my area of several cities that pipe their drinking water in from the Mississippi and they are approximately 60 miles inland from the river.

      Found the river facts here:

  • Jay

    Climate change connected to the increasing recession of summer icecap cover in the Arctic.

    • Mal R.

      Putting aside whether I agree with what you’re saying – Somehow a receding ice cap, which by definition means increased liquid water, is causing less water in the Mississippi?

      LMAO, somehow makes sense to you?

      • Jay

        Hi Mal R
        The receding Summer Ice cap in the Arctic is reducing the reflective albedo effect meaning the Earth’s sea and atmosphere is absorbing and retaining more heat energy. This is making the hydrological cycle unbalanced and more extreme hence floods in some parts of the World and severe droughts in other parts such as most of the US this year. The melted water from ice absorbs heat readily whereas ice reflects back out to space.

        • ian

          I bet there’s a higher correlation with increased solar activity than reflectivity of ice caps to the changes we are experiencing.

        • Justin Case

          Please mr. Nature Nazi, please stop. This is should be a place for educated discussions and not that which involves the religion of climatology, a real faith and stretch if there ever were. I suppose that you and your fellow nature Nazis have a plan to fix the world and it will only cost a few hundred million dollars to implement. What is it this time, more renewable energy like ethanol? or perhaps we are going to commoditize water like never before, charging exorbitant rates to save the planet. What we really need to do is get rid of the government and the environmental organizations such as the EPA. Anyone old enough to remember when your electric bill was less that $100.00, when there was plenty of water to grow corn and play in? The nature Nazis are exactly that, they are sociopaths that have found a new way to exploit there fellow man and get rich while doing so.

          Sorry that I went off on a bit of a tangent people but it really burns me up when I see Americans suffering and then to hear some tree huger open their mouth about what the problem is. Nothing EVER good comes from the environmental groups and even though they are not the direct cause of the problem you can bet that in the future they will use this as a rallying point to force more draconian BS laws on us.

          • GaryToo

            justin if you want an educated discussion read some science journals. 97% of climate scientists agree. If you can not handle the data and the facts get around them by calling them a religion. It seems to me climate sceptics are the religion, because they deny the hard science. MAKE it all up that Deuce has a solution, he never said that. If you hate to see americans suffering from the effects of their pollution, get them to stop.

        • Deuce

          HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Ice doesn’t absorb heat then?! Behold the new physics.

          FYI: The Bering Sea froze down to the Aleutians this winter for the first time in 3 decades. Then MELTED!

          GREATER ice surface area in winter + drought in summer = your idiotic theory busted.

          I’ve been hearing this inane stories for so long that I’m cracking up at how tragically you have confused your own agenda’s talking points. The standard Global Warming alarmist rhetoric that has been around for decades is that the reflective albedo of CLOUDS has been progressively reduced by drought caused by CO2 trapping heat in the Troposphere. So now its a loss of ICE albedo causing less clouds causing drought? Priceless. But it makes sense that, having failed so badly in previous incarnations of this agenda, you have now swapped the chicken and the egg.

          So then how are rainclouds formed if not by sunlight hitting WATER? Which in your example is happening MORE now?

          In your (ignorant) effort to be profound you have regurgitated a self contradicting circular reference. One that (thankfully) is 180 degrees opposite of reality and additionally allows no possibility of a stable state. If a stable state is not attainable, as our example predicts, why even complain about the problem? Just kill yourself now. You’ll raise the collective IQ of this forum by 10 points.

      • GaryToo

        he said “connected to”, not “causing”. Yes makes perfect sense to me. LMAO? just in your own backyard, hurricanes, tornadoes, forestfires, drought, blizzards smashing records year on year HILARIOUS.

  • Rikki

    And of course Plan B was to improve tens of thousands of miles of RR tracks to increase speeds 50-100% to accommodate such disasters…..that worked out good for America

  • “If I remain silent, you will destroy the Earth, you will destroy My creation.”

    ‘Pray & fast, because with prayer & fasting you can stop wars & natural disasters.’

    are you going to post this comment? ONLY GOD RESCUES US NOW.

    • Gary2

      how is my not eating gonna solve this? really?? its no wonder our country is going down fast if this is what passes for solutions.

      • Mal R.

        You not eating will eventually lead to your death, which will solve our ‘overpopulation problem’ and will eliminate you from ‘gobbling up all the worlds resources’, which will then ‘solve the pollution problems causing global warming’, which will then ‘stop the artic from melting’, which will then ‘allow the mississippi to have water’.

        Proof that liberals have no ability to add 2 + 2?

        All joking aside Gary, you know that fasting isn’t the prescription to ‘solve the worlds ills’, its a prescription to clear your mind and help put you closer to God so that potential solutions become visible to YOU. Stop trying to insert stupidity to things wholely incompatible with your herd mentality.

      • Deuce

        Get over it. There are plenty of kooks.

        Reality has already vindicated the opposite case, presented by Adam Smith, which says something to the effect of “it is only for the self interest of the butcher and baker that we all have something to eat”.

        For this same reason, I don’t fear an economic collapse. Humans have and always will show and immeasurable capacity to rise from ashes and be productive. This very article admits (though downplays?) that a reduction of river traffic is a boon for OTR shipping. Supply always meets demand. Maybe prices spike a little and we have to cancel the cable TV. Big whoop. This should make you ecstatic, not scared.

        I like this blog, but sometimes question the extent of the gloom it presents, without adequately tempering it against other known realities…

      • GaryToo

        the solution is priceless, save the world from mass starvation by….starving! and when that doesnt work, they can try it for themselves!!

    • Tatiana Covington

      Good, let the superstitious idiots starve to death. Meanwhile, real people with brains in their heads will develop desalination and fusion power. That will enable them to produce all the fresh water they need, regardless of weather which itself will become obsolete.

      • mohican

        fasting is know to be good for your health, it helps the body regulate blood sugar

        A fact that was tuaght to me in health class and other surveys
        people who pry live longer.

  • mark

    If we have another year of dry weather the price of corn and soybeans will make 10 for corn and 18 for beans look cheap. If you live where you are blessed with water you had better grow a big garden. I am going to try growing some different grains this fall and see what happens. They might come in handy, if not needed we will just let the cows eat it. Boy that old black river mud mixed with dead fish sure must stink by now.

  • r.bitting

    2 Chronicles 2:13 is what I think. Amos ch. 4 is what I think. Deuteronomy ch. 28 is what I think. Question is, what do you think?

    • r.bitting

      Correction, that was 2 Chronicles 7:13, not 2:13. ( Proof reading, I really must try it sometime ).

      • Iamhere

        Totally agree with you r.c.biting. Reading this website on a regular basis I’m not sure how many others would agree. It is time for people to read their Bibles … but will they !


      The preacher man says it’s the end of time
      And the Mississippi River she’s a goin’ dry

      The interest is up and the stock market’s down
      And you only get mugged if you go downtown

      I live back in the woods you see
      My woman and the kids and the dogs and me

      I’ve got a shotgun a rifle
      and a four wheel drive
      And a country boy can survive
      Country folks can survive

      I can plow a field all day long
      I can catch catfish from dusk til dawn

      We make our own whiskey and our own smoke too
      Ain’t too many things these ole boys can’t do

      We grow good ole tomatoes and homemade wine
      And a country boy can survive
      Country folks can survive

      Because you can’t starve us out
      and you can’t make us run
      Cause we’s them ole boys raised on shotguns
      We say grace and we say ma’am
      If you ain’t into that we don’t give a damn

      We come from West Virginia coal mines
      And the Rocky Mountains and the western skies

      And we can skin a buck
      we can run a trout line
      And a country boy can survive
      [ From: ]
      Country folks can survive

      I had a good friend in New York City
      He never called me by my name, just hillbilly

      My Grandpa taught me how to live off the land
      And his taught him to be a business man

      He used to send me pictures of the broadway nights
      And I’d send him some homemade wine

      But he was killed by a man with a switchblade knife
      For forty three dollars, my friend lost his life

      I’d love to spit some beechnut
      in that dude’s eyes
      And shoot him with my ole 45
      Cause a country boy can survive
      Country folks can survive

      Cause you can’t starve us out
      and you can’t make us run
      Cause we’s them ole boys raised on shotguns
      We say grace and we say ma’am
      If you ain’t into that, we don’t give a damn

      We’re from North California and South Alabam
      And little towns all around this land

      And we can skin a buck and run a trout line
      And a country boy can survive
      Country folks can survive
      Country boy can survive

      • Ozmo

        yep a great country song. If the rivers run dry there are no fish and those bucks you’ll skin won’t be around for lack of water as well. We as a species need to be very concerned about the posibilities of what is happening.


        Have you seen the news about the huge artic hurricane which is assisting in the melting of the polar ice? You should ask people where they are going to live when the ice is all gone. I hope there are people out of the flood areas. research has shown all the low lying areas are going to flood when all the ice is gone. Just a thought. Great article btw

        • Michael


          I haven’t seen anything about that.

          Have you got a link?


          • Ozmo


            Here you go….One of the things this arctic blog talks about is that this storm is only increasing the melting of the ice. It is doing this in 2 ways 1. the temp of the rain coming down is too warm causing melting and 2. breaking ice away from the main body of ice will increase the melting as ice flows away from the main body thus melting faster.

        • Deuce

          Last I checked matter can neither be created nor destroyed.

          Until you present a new unified theory of physics, your half-logic won’t keep me up at night.

          Water isn’t going anywhere dope.

    • Gay Veteran

      “2 Chronicles 2:13 is what I think. Amos ch. 4 is what I think. Deuteronomy ch. 28 is what I think.”

      no R.bitting, you do not think, you merely parrot Bible verses

  • DaytoDay

    I’m sorry, but this needs to happen…

    The sooner we bite the the bullet and get it over with (Collapse), the sooner we can build ourselves back up.

    So, let gas be $10 at the pump, bread $15 a loaf, eggs $8 a dozen… It’s going to happen anyway!!!

    So, let it ALL dry up, bring in the rioting and martial law, set the stage for a false flag nuclear attack, and let’s get it over with…

    • leebo

      I am to the point where I think you make a good point here. Metaphorically speaking, death is better than suffering.

    • Juliette

      As much as I hate to say it, I agree with you. The constant strain of waiting for the whole mess to blow up is debilitating. We kind of float from one forecast of disaster to another, and this is not a healthy way to live. Our family has lost weight, toned up and gone off all medications in preparation for the meltdown, and while I’m not ready as far as preps, I’d just as soon it happen before we’re too old to cope. Everything is paid for except our house and since we live in a very depressed area of the country, I figure it will take the state awhile to get to us. They have to wade through all the abandoned properties ahead of us and maybe we’ll skate through, somehow. Silly, I know, but I just can’t do doom all the time. If Obama loses, we can definitely expect riots, and if he wins, they’ll come eventually. I want to be young enough to protect our family and make a new start, so bring it on and get it over with.

    • Mondobeyondo

      Not to worry! Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are here to save the day! Just like The Great Barack was, four years ago.

      The Caped Crusaders (translates to “Caped Invaders” in Arabic) will bring America back to prosperity. Maybe. I’m not holding my breath though.

      Ya know… I listened to this canola oil salesman the other day. And a sunflower oil salesman last week. Both of them said their products were much better than snake oil. I didn’t buy any of it (literally!)

      Thankyew, thankyewverymuch, I’m here all week! (hat tip to Elvis Presley, who died 35 years ago Thursday)

      • DaytoDay

        LOL that was good Mondo 😀

  • Saq

    Has anyone else heard the rumour about the BP oil spill slowing/ stopping the gulf stream causing this drought and giving Europe the frozen winter they had last year?

    • DaytoDay

      Anyone who wants the TRUTH about Hurricane Katrina, the BP oil spill and the health effects of FEMA trailers

      WATCH THIS DOCUMENTARY… Directed by Spike Lee

      • Mal R.

        “Directed by Spike Lee”

        Isn’t worth the electrons used to produce it.

    • Paul

      In my childhood more winters were that cold, and even colder.

      • Paul

        My father used to skate on the frozen river in Winter. My grandmother used the horse carriage on the frozen river.

    • leebo

      Ya I heard that rumor last year, but I never bothered to look into the facts about. Now that you mention it, I might spend some time doing so.

    • Juliette

      Nope, that’s a new one. It seems unlikely, but who knows? No one seems to “know” anything anymore and no one is in charge. My grandparents said winters were much colder when they were young (and they were still in Britain then) and climate disparities happen. The “Little Ice Age” occurred in Europe without any oil smothering the gulf stream and I don’t think there has been a sufficient number of years measured with scientific accuracy to prove anything except the climate always changes. This year has been a real bitch and, as always, I hope for better weather next year. Farmers have to feel that way or go crazy.

    • Mal R.

      Hmm, how did that happen when moisture in the west and the north doesn’t come from the south – It comes from the jet stream that blows outta the pacific?

      • GaryToo

        gulf stream is an ocean current not wind. UK and netherlands region referred to not USA.

  • Orange Jean

    Well, if you live anywhere near there (especially if you are a flood zone, ANY flood zone) … be prepared for FLOODS next time it rains! That soil is so dried up it looks like concrete… I assume there is a lot of clay in it, and with heat… kind of like pottery in a kiln. Next time it rains its likely to produce a lot of excess runoff, maybe even 100% runoff just like when rain hits the road… it will likely take quite a time for the soil to become permeable again.

    That’s why normally very dry places like Arizona have problems with flash floods.

    • John W.

      Wrong. It floods in Arizona because so much is just plain rocks. It also has downpours in the mountains that follow the washes to lower ground. Most of those mountains are rock and do not soak up any water just dend it on down hill.

      • Orange Jean

        What I was saying is you get 100% runoff from anything impermeable… doesn’t matter if it’s hard pan, concrete, dried up clay, roads, parking lots, roofs … or rocks.

        Dry places tend to have more of the hard pan and possibly more rocks, so it’s the same idea. I forgot to mention though, the amount of rain at one time makes a difference for some types of soil – if you have a drizzle vs. downpour.

  • A.S.

    Just like G-d struck the Egyptian idol, the Nile, He is striking one of America’s financial areas, the Mississippi. America, repent for your sins against G-d and Israel. This is divine retribution for Obama’s policies against Israel in my opinion, along with the Breadbasket drought. Call me a racist if you like, but these opinions are based on Biblical principles.

    • John2133231

      Yes, just keep spreading more lies.

      • Mondobeyondo

        I don’t think A.S. is lying….

      • Mal R.

        Since what he said is a matter of faith, how is it a lie?

      • Ya’aqov ben Ya’aqov


    • Righteously stated A.S.
      The truth will set us free!

    • WM

      Amen to that. I don’t think you are a racist. I too will call the president for what he is, I don’t care if his skin is blue!

      Look at previous presidents policies aginst Israel, each time something negative was put in place, America had some sort of natural disaster.

      This nation was founded on Judeao/Christian principles, or education system, laws, government, etc. And besides things happening because we are not good stewards of the earth and abuse it for the love of money, I believe that current events are a judgement, but even more, they are events that are slowly aligning things with Biblical end times propehcy, to bring the fall of the USA as a world power and to set up the New World Order, in which the antichrist will rule.

      If we open our eyes, Biblically, we can see very clearly that all the things that are happening in around the world are exactly what is supposed to be happening. As hard as it is for me to say, the US Constitution will be be destroyed, it has to, for the globalist to make way for the one world ruler, antichrist.

      We must keep our eyes on the middle east, the Bible says that the Jewish temple will be rebuilt, ( it has to, antichrist will enter it). It is well documented that the Jewish people in Israel already have all the temple garments and items necessary for the temple, even all the musical instruments. They are ready to build the temple at any time.

      The Bible very clearly tells that there would be TWO times that the Jews would come back to their land, the first was from their captivity in Babylon, the second ( Ezekiel 37) was in 1948 when Israel became the new state and homeland for the Jews.

      All these things happening are not by coincidence.

      Now is the day to repent and turn to the Lord and be saved from the “wrath that is to come” Jesus is coming back to judge the world in righteousness.

      • Mal R.

        Be careful what you say WM. Racist? Maybe, maybe not but by his own words, A.S is a bigot that thinks there’s something wrong with you if you believe in Jesus Christ as savior. He doesn’t believe in Revelation and probably stopped reading what you said as soon as you mentioned “Christian principles”

        • GSOB

          Hey Mal R

          You should apologize to A.S.
          Calling him a bigot because he is not of your system of beliefs is not appropriate to the cause of Christ.

          Furthermore – what do you have that he would be interested in if it wasn’t given to you in the first place?

          If you are a fisher of men then change your bait.

        • GaryToo

          only the chosen people are human at all, look it up. any us president criticising them for not blindly batting for them and turning a blind eye to attrocities by the only democracy in the middle east (gag), is like a monkey criticising the zookeeper for exterminating cockroaches.

      • NorthernCanuck

        “The Bible very clearly tells that there would be TWO times that the Jews would come back to their land, the first was from their captivity in Babylon, the second ( Ezekiel 37) was in 1948 when Israel became the new state and homeland for the Jews.” -nactually, that’s not true. The current State of Israel is a ‘faux state’, a political creation of the Zionists. The Biblical restoration of Israel will be a miraculous event, directly and unmistakeably by the the hand of God: “Ezekiel 20:33 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out, will I rule over you: 34 And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out. 35 And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face. 36 Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, saith the Lord GOD. 37 And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant: 38 And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me: I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

        As for “Judeo-Christian principles”, that’s an oxymoron. Modern rabbinical Talmudic Judaism has nothing in common with Christianity nor with the Old Testament. It exalts the superiority of the Jews and treats the Gentiles as “cattle” (goyim) to be exploited and slaughtered. See for yourself:

        “The Jewish Religion: It’s Influence Today”


        “The Truth About The Talmud”

        Fortunately, not all Jews embrace and practice Talmudic beliefs but it is recognized to be the core of modern-day Judaism. So there is no commonality there with Christianity. Is it racist? In a word, Yes.

        It is in this insidious way that modern Judaism has infiltrated Christian books, Christian thinking, modern Bible translations and Christian publishing houses. Although lost to history now, this is exactly what General Cornwallis promised George Washington after his surrender at Yorktown:

        “Jonathan Williams recorded in his LEGIONS OF SATAN, 1781, that Cornwallis revealed to Washington that “a holy war will now begin on America, and when it is ended America will be supposedly the citadel of freedom, but her millions will unknowingly be loyal subjects to the Crown.” Cornwallis went on to explain what would seem to be a self contradiction: “Your churches will be used to teach the Jew’s religion and in less than two hundred years the whole nation will be working for divine world government. That government that they believe to be divine will be the British Empire. All religions will be permeated with Judaism without even being noticed by the masses, and they will all be under the invisible all-seeing eye of the Grand Architect of Freemasonry.” And indeed George Washington himself was a Mason, and he gave back through a false religion what he had won with his army.

        “Cornwallis well knew that his military defeat was only the beginning of world catastrophe that would be universal and that unrest would continue until mind control could be accomplished through a false religion. What he predicted has come to pass. A brief sketch of American religious history and we have seen Masonry infused into every church in America With their veiled Phallic religion.

        “Darby and the Plymouth Brethren brought a Jewish Christianity to America. Masons Rutherford and Russell started Jehovah Witnesses’ Judaism which is now worldwide with their message of the divine kingdom. Mason Joseph Smith started Mormon Judaism with its Jewish teaching of millennialism.

        “At the turn of the twentieth century there appeared the Scofield Bible with a Jewish interpretation of the prophecies. With wide use of this “helpful” aid all the American churches have silently become synagogues. We now have Baptist Jews, Methodist Jews, Church of God Jews, apostate Catholic Jews, and many Protestant Jews throughout America. We are aliens in our own country because of false religion. All are praying for divine deliverance into that “Divine Government” which Cornwallis knew to be the British Empire.

        “A false religion has been used to deceive us into allegiance to our enemies of Yorktown and Bunker Hill. No! Not a gun has been fired but the invisible and malignant process of conquering America with the Jew’s religion has gone on unabated. The Union Jack has been planted in our hearts with religious deception. All has happened “legally,” “constitutionally,” “freely” and completely within our most sacred trust — our churches. Religious deception is painless innoculation against truth. It cannot be removed from the conscience with surgery, yet it is the motivator of our actions and directly controls our lives. Once man gives over to false religion, he is no longer rational because he originates no thought. His life is controlled by whomever controls his religion.

        “The veil of false religion is the sword of Damocles and its power to control humanity defies even the imagination of tyrants who use it.”

        “This is not to say that George Washington was a traitor willingly, or knowingly. He was beguiled into a Satanic religious order that insidiously controls men’s minds. So have American statesmen and military leaders down through the years given aid and allegiance to the enemies of the United States because they did not have knowledge of the invisible subterfuge that stalks this land. My eyes were opened the day my colleague from Ohio handed me Wagner’s FREEMASONRY AN INTERPRETATION. If every American would read it, they would no longer ask why and how it has happened.” – Quoted from an article entitled “GEORGE WASHINGTON’S SURRENDER”, in “The Union Jack – Epilogue” by Helen Peters at

        Look around you at who controls the levers of power, policy and influence in America and ask yourself if General Cornwallis wasn’t absolutely accurate in his prediction!

        • Ya’aqov ben Ya’aqov


          Do you still not understand that Christianity sprang from Judaism (just as Islam sprang from Christianity). Christianity (or as they were then called the sect of the “Nazarenes” i.e. “Messianic Jews”) was just another branch under the umbrella of Judaism, like the Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes, Zealots, etc.

          So naturally there should be a measure of influence or doctrinal Judaism to be found within Christianity even still today, 2000 years later (i.e. the Ten Commandments).

          While I agree that “Rabbinic” (or rather) “modern day Judaism” is largely apostate. What I refer to is the uncorrupted “traditional” (or rather) “Biblical Judaism”.

          I worship the G-d of my fathers! The G-d of Avraham, Yitzack and Ya’aqov! The G-d of Israel! I’m afraid that your bitter antisemitism has so spiritually clouded your thinking and blinded your vision, that it has caused you to throw the proverbial baby out with the bathwater.

          • NorthernCanuck

            Christianity certainly did not spring from Judaism, which was Talmudic, legalistic and rabbinic even in Jesus’ time and which drew His repeated condemnation. It sprang directly from the fulfilment of the prophecies of the Old Testament. Modern Judaism is a legal system, based on the Talmud, and interpreted and enforced by its rabbis – it can hardly be called “a religion”. And it certainly has no direct connection with the clear teachings of the Old Testament.

            And as for that old canard, “antisemitism” (always thrown in when a Talmudist knows he’s on shaky ground), if you are Sephardic (and therefore of the genetic seed of Abraham and thus an inheritor of God’s promise made to to him and to HIS seed), I’ve already clearly said that such are entitled to God’s promises concerning a restored Israel. No “antisemitism” there. But if you are of Khazar descent (i.e. Ashkenazim), and have usurped and taken into your own hands an enforced theft of that land by political means (i.e. Zionism), then – since you would then be of Turkic descent – you can hardly then call my condemnation of that “antisemitic”, because you are not even a Semite!

            Not all of the Gentiles are “goyim” (‘cattle’), and your old Talmudic tricks and deceits are simply wearing thin and just don’t work that well any more.

            For those interested in exploring this issue for themselves, I recommend:

            “The Thirteenth Tribe: The Khazar Empire and its Heritage” – Arthur Koestler (PDF)

            “Zionism In The Age Of The Dictators” – Lenni Brenner (PDF) (an astonishing, detailed expose of how the Zionists worked hand-in-glove with the Nazis in pre-war Germany to accomplish their aims of seizing Palestine for themselves).

            This is a blog centred on surviving the coming economic collapse. We certainly don’t need Talmudic inventions like “sinning against Israel” brandished about here.

            The current political fantasy called Israel will disappear. It’s significant that when God does restore the nation miraculously in His own time, he has declared beforehand: “”Therefore say to the house of Israel, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am going to do these things, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations where you have gone.” – Ezekiel 36:22.

            Then you’ll happily be one step closer to what one of your own Prophets described: “And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.” – Zechariah 12:10.

    • NorthernCanuck

      “America, repent for your sins against G-d and Israel.” What IS this nonsense? “Sins against Israel”? Time for Israel to do some serious repenting of its own sins against others – Gaza, several horrific invasions of Lebanon, the unprovoked attack on the USS Liberty, its incessant calls for war against Iran over its imaginary “nuclear bomb program” (when Israel itself has an estimated 200-400 nuclear warheads and numerous delivery systems, including German-built submarines, for them). I’d be more concerned about sinning against God and my fellow man – Israel? cutting off the billions in aid that the US pumps out annually to that warmongering state might prove a blessing in disguise, not a sin! It would get more of as sympathetic hearing from me if it were run by the genetic descendants of Abraham, the Sephardic, rather than by the usurping converted Khazars, the Ashkenazim. The Scriptural promises, you’ll note, were made to Abraham and to HIS seed.

      • Saq

        Well said!

      • Mal R.

        “sins against others – Gaza, several horrific invasions of Lebanon, the unprovoked attack on the USS Liberty”

        Huh? How did your mind put together ‘unprovoked attack’ on the USS Liberty and not recognize the ‘provoked’ invasions of Lebanon or Gaza?

        Do you support the TSA? The TSA and it’s sins against America was the result of a single terrorist attack on the USA, but 50 some years of terrorist attacks on Israel from Gaza and Lebanon somehow doesn’t justify Israel from taking steps?

        You do realize that even your leftist masters in the current govt recognize that Iran is building nukes?

        You do realize that Israel has had their nukes since the 60s and hasn’t used them and that Iran OPENLY proclaims that it will use nukes on us and Israel as soon as it gets them?

        Please explain how Israel is a warmongering state. I would suspect that for them to be warmongers they’d have to be starting wars. Please describe which war Israel started. I’ll expect no rational response because there cant be one.

        • NorthernCanuck

          Some responses are almost too idiotic to even bother replying to!

          “Please describe which war Israel started.” By the confession of Israeli leadedrs themselves, the fabled “Six-Day War” – it was known at the time that Nasser had no intention of attacking Israel. So Israel attackeed Egypt, instead.

          “Iran OPENLY proclaims that it will use nukes on us and Israel as soon as it gets them”. Do you never get tired of repeating this lie. This was a deliberate mis-translation of what the Iranians actually said and was flashed around the world as pure propaganda. Any internet search will verify this. Iraq’s Supreme Religious Leader issued a binding fatwa years ago against the building and use of nuclear weapons.

          “your leftist masters in the current govt recognize that Iran is building nukes?” – I’m not an American, nor am I a “leftist”, but I’ll have to give Obama more credit than otherwise if he’s actually standing up to Israel and annoying you. It really bugs you all that he won’t let you launch that first-strike against Iran and then step back while Americans spill their blood finishing off your new war, doesn’t it? And Yes, the CIA has reported on numerous occasions that Iran is not building nuclear weapons.

          “Do you support the TSA? The TSA and it’s sins against America was the result of a single terrorist attack on the USA…” – What an idiotic question! Do you support the Mossad, which many suspect had more to do with 9/11 than we are being told, and whose ‘dancing Israelis’ were actually caught red-handed filming and celebrating the event?

          Was that an apology you were also offering for Israel’s unprovoked attack on the USS Liberty and the slaughter of numerous American servicemen, by the way?

          As for “warmongering Israel”, interested readers might want to consult this little gem on the ******* plans for “Greater Israel” – purchased with American money and blood, of course!

          “The ********* Plan for the Middle East” – anslated and edited by Israel Shahak

          “Map of “Greater Israel” Published by Radical Settler Movement”

          The Ongoing Plot To Create “Greater Israel”

          • A.S.

            Iran not building weapons?
            1. Why does the president of Iran constantly brag he will have them?
            2. Why was it viral all over the net that Israel infected the testing facility of the nuclear weapons with a computer virus (this was self-defense mind you)?
            3. Various prominent scientists in Russia, China, the U.S. and elsewhere, have all confirmed that they have readings that an isotope of uranium is being harvested that can only be used in nuclear weapons?

            At least explain number 3., or are you an idiot in basic nuclear physics as well?

        • Gay Veteran

          “…You do realize that Israel has had their nukes since the 60s and hasn’t used them and that Iran OPENLY proclaims that it will use nukes on us and Israel as soon as it gets them?….”

          leave it to you to believe neo-conservative LIES

      • Ya’aqov ben Ya’aqov

        Northerncanuck, your ignorance of history is almost equal to your ignorance of genealogies!

        • Christensen Lehman

          ben, could you please elucidate for us exactly where and why NorthernCanuck’s “history” and “geneolog[y]” betrays his ignorance? What, in your opinion, is the truer version that he should have written? Thanks! 🙂

        • NorthernCanuck

          Well, from what I’ve seen here, you are the expert on “ignorance”, so who am I to argue with you on that? But what do “genealogies” have to do with Khazar descent? If you are an Ashkinazim you are of Khazar descent, not Abrahanic, and thus are a usurper of both the Land and the promises. In other words, a “thief”.

    • xander cross

      You’re lying espeically about the part about god striking the egyptian idol. That is simply not true. Israel is not the chosen land either, but of course, I would not expect you to know that. Biblical principles are entirely accuatre because for one thing, everything you have said has been refuted by top scholars and the moors. The only thing that you said that is accurate is that this is your opinion because evidence has proven you to be a liar. But then again, that is typcial of you, just like ron paul.

      • Mal R.

        “The only thing that you said that is accurate is that this is your opinion because evidence has proven you to be a liar. But then again, that is typcial of you, just like ron paul.”

        Do you come up with your incoherent screeds all by yourself?

    • Mr. G

      It is more likely his retribution for Obama and Bush’s policies against center other countries in the middle east and Asia, but whatever – if you are religious, you can’t help but view these goings on as divine retribution.

      I mean, I don’t really think that way, but I still think America deserves what it is getting and much, much more!

      Mr. G

    • you sir, are just an idiot. it doesn’t have anything to do with Obama’s policies against Israel, and it has nothing to do with some sort of DIVINE INTERVENTION… I hate Obama’s policies more than the next man, but his policies have nothing to do with weather… Your just grasping for straws now…

    • LordRhynn

      More than a little sick of the “Party doesn’t start until Israel walks in” mantra. Keep it up and it’ll be time to revive personal debates about the irony of how despite their differences, Jews and the Germans they continue to whine about both managed to have the same idea about being the race that the rest of the world owes a living to, and continue to both be wrong as rain falling up and twice as vexing.

      In fact, one might trip and fall over another “King Race” getting out of the shower at this point. Until a whole race of people demonstrate how they can leave a mess in a toilet that smells like fresh honeysuckle without a candle or stick of incense in sight, the search for superiority is not over, and nobody is “special”. End of story.

      All American politicians do is suck Israel’s kneecaps. My opinion? Obama should have calculated how many AMERICANS could have been fed with that 70 million he just gave Israel for missiles that they can use to shoot down Iran’s mystical magical astonishingly invisible nuclear arsenal and we could settle up with God later. That is if the subject even comes up.

      And if that tool Romney still doesn’t consider 70 million enough for Israel he should be happy to hear that due to the lack of AMERICANS with jobs and money there’s no line at most ATMs and he can feel free to sit in front of one until the sun burns out pulling whatever he feels is “enough” out of his own account.

      America for Americans.

      • Ya’aqov ben Ya’aqov

        LordRhynn, I’ll agree with your remark that “nobody is special”. No, there certainly is no superior race. However, you sir, may well be the missing link!

      • NorthernCanuck

        “Iran’s mystical magical astonishingly invisible nuclear arsenal” – love that phrase; can I borrow it :)?

    • Gay Veteran

      sins against Israel?!?!?!? why don’t you become an Israeli citizen and join their military???

      • NorthernCanuck

        “sins against Israel?!?!?!? why don’t you become an Israeli citizen and join their military???” -watch out, Gay Veteran, or you’ll be accused of being “anti-semitic” with that suggestion :)!

      • A.S.

        I have already lived in Israel since 2006 as a citizen. As for serving, even though I am Orthodox, I would gladly do so, but I was rejected, because I was 33 when I came, and their maximum age to enlist is 30. I would work as a civilian if they would give me a job. So don’t insinuate things about me that are not true.

        • Gay Veteran

          wow, A.S., first you were too poor to adopt an unwanted child and now you’re too old to serve in the Israeli military


          • Michael

            People have been jumping on A.S. a lot lately and I don’t understand that.

            I have gotten to know A.S. a bit and he is a really good guy.


        • NorthernCanuck

          “So don’t insinuate things about me that are not true.” – how do you think that the Iranians feel when you insinuate things about them which are not true, with the evident goal of getting them attacked and large numbers of them killed?

    • Christensen Lehman

      Hi A.S.,
      I’m interested in knowing what Obama’s policies against Israel are/were. I always thought that Obama was pro-Israel (sorry I’m no expert: I don’t live in US, either and I’m very busy, so I’m not fully familiar with everything going on in the US). The man most responsible for Obama’s election–and Obama’s subsequent actions–was George Soros, who is Jewish.

      So, I’m confused. Could you explain a little? Thanks 🙂

      • NorthernCanuck

        Obama’s stopping them from launching a pre-emptive strike against non-nuclear Iran. They can hardly believe it! They’re so used to getting their own way that this seems positively unreal to them – a “sin”, in fact!

        “On October 3, 2001, I.A.P. News reported that according to Israel Radio (in Hebrew) Kol Yisrael an acrimonious argument erupted during the Israeli cabinet weekly session last week between Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and his foreign Minister Shimon Peres. Peres warned Sharon that refusing to heed incessant American requests for a cease-fire with the Palestinians would endanger Israeli interests and “turn the US against us. “Sharon reportedly yelled at Peres, saying “don’t worry about American pressure, we the Jewish people control America.”

        “The Israelis control the policy in the congress and the senate.”

        — Senator Fullbright, Chair of Senate Foreign Relations Committee: 10/07/1973 on CBS’ “Face the Nation”.

        “I am aware how almost impossible it is in this country to carry out a foreign policy [in the Middle East] not approved by the Jews….. terrific control the Jews have over the news media and the barrage the Jews have built up on congressmen …. I am very much concerned over the fact that the Jewish influence here is completely dominating the scene and making it almost impossible to get congress to do anything they don’t approve of. The Israeli embassy is practically dictating to the congress through influential Jewish people in the country”

        —–Sec. of State John Foster Dulles quoted on p.99 of Fallen Pillars by Donald Neff”

        The last time an American president tried to thwart them in this way was when John F. Kennedy told them bluntly that Israel wouldn’t be permitted to develop and stockpile nuclear weapons and…well, we all know what promptly happened to him!

        “JFK’s Concern Over Israel’s Nuclear Bomb Program

        JFK’s Letter To Israeli PM Eshkol July 5, 1963

        Dear Mr. Prime Minister (Eshkol),

        It gives me great personal pleasure to extend congratulations as you assume your responsibilities as Prime Minister of Israel. You have our friendship and best wishes in your new tasks. It is on one of these that I am writing you at this time.

        You are aware, I am sure, of the exchange which I had with Prime Minister Ben-Gurion concerning American visits (ie: inspections -ed) to Israel’s nuclear facility at Dimona. Most recently, the Prime Minister wrote to me on May 27. His words reflected a most intense personal consideration of a problem that I know is not easy for your Government, as it is not for mine. We welcomed the former Prime Minister’s strong reaffirmation that Dimona will be devoted exclusively to peaceful purposes and the reaffirmation also of Israel’s willingness to permit periodic visits (ie: inspections -ed) to Dimona.

        I regret having to add to your burdens so soon after your assumption of office, but I feel the crucial importance of this problem necessitates my taking up with you at this early date certain further considerations, arising out of Mr. Ben-Gurion’s May 27 letter, as to the nature and scheduling of such visits.

        I am sure you will agree that these visits should be as nearly as possible in accord with international standards, thereby resolving all doubts as to the peaceful intent of the Dimona project. As I wrote Mr. Ben-Gurion, this Government’s commitment to and support of Israel could be seriously jeopardized if it should be thought that we were unable to obtain reliable information on a subject as vital to the peace as the question of Israel’s effort in the nuclear field.

        Therefore, I asked our scientists to review the alternative schedules of visits we and you had proposed. If Israel’s purposes are to be clear beyond reasonable doubt, I believe that the schedule which would best serve our common purposes would be a visit early this summer, another visit in June 1964, and thereafter at intervals of six months. I am sure that such a schedule should not cause you any more difficulty than that which Mr. Ben-Gurion proposed in his May 27 letter. It would be essential, and I understand that Mr. Ben-Gurion’s letter was in accord with this, that our scientist have access to all areas of the Dimona site and to any related part of the complex, such as fuel fabrication facilities or plutonium separation plant, and that sufficient time to be allotted for a thorough examination.

        Knowing that you fully appreciate the truly vital significance of this matter to the future well-being of Israel, to the United States, and internationally, I am sure our carefully considered request will have your most sympathetic attention.

        John F. Kennedy”

        Well, it did get their attengtion. And they disposed of the problem in the correct Talmudic manner. Now they are fabricating complaints that Iran is doing what they once actually did. See, there’s oned rule for the Talmudists and another rule for everybody else.

        That’s pretty much all you need to know about America and Israel. Now you’re an expert.

      • A.S.

        The main problem is the building freeze.

        How would you like it if a foreign country dictated to you where you could build new homes?
        Why does Israel follow it? Because the leaders are self-hating-Jews who wants to please the nations.

        • NorthernCanuck

          “Because the leaders are self-hating-Jews who wants to please the nations.” – now we’ve seen Israel’s two deadliest weapons unleashed in this thread :).

          If you aren’t Jewish and your disagree with Israeli war crimes, oppression in Gaza, etc., then you are “anti-semitic”.

          If you are Jewish and you disagree with any Israeli policy or action, then you are a “self-hating Jew”.

          Always the “victims”. Truly amazing for a people whose Talmud teaches them that they are “superior”!

          I can clearly see why General Patton, that admirable and brave American warrior, promptly revised his opinion of both the Germans and the Jews once, in post-War Germany, he had acquired some experience in dealing with both of them!

          “General Patton’s Warning”

    • a.a.

      With all due respect A.S., the Bible warns of false prophets, people who claim to know the will of G-d. I look at the fruit of your comments and it is not love, but hatred that you sow. This is not the fruit of the G-d that I want to know and be with. But the great thing about the United States and why so many people want to live here, is that you have the right to your opinion, and I have my right to an opinion. G-d Bless America.

  • ramblinsue

    The story doesn’t mention that some cities get their main water source from the Mississippi. In west central IL many cities have pump stations near the Mississippi that pump the river water to their city filtration systems. Besides the economic troubles with commerce, the drinkable water for these cities is also threatened. This is not good any way you look at it.

  • Antonio Gonzalez

    Maybe USA must start bombing Siria and Iran and everythings will return to normality.

    Blood is the solution.

    • xander cross

      What if you’re right?

  • Mal R.

    “Republicans dry up the Mississippi. Women and minorities hit hardest. News at 11.”

    • Gary2

      I figured as much

      • Mal R.

        Nah, you didn’t figure anything. It was fed to you by your leftist thinkers.

  • Which of the seven seals has been broken?

  • markthetruth

    4 words


    the end.

    • xander cross

      Indeed. You just wrote the truth there.

  • K

    There are some, who think this drought is just a part of a cycle. A cycle so big, it would not show in 150 years worth of records. How do you explain the Mississippi. There were Indian tribes living on that river, for a thousand years. No mention in any Indian folklore, or in any of the cliff carvings. Of the river going dry, or being greatly reduced. Those tribes relied on the river a great deal. They would have left a record, of such an event. I know of no such record. So it is my belief this is not part of some big cycle.

    • tora201jp

      Yeah, but there were not 312,000,0000 Indians taking from the river, or using it for irrigation and industry.

    • Jayber

      The article mentions ’88. Living near it, I can also say this is not the first time this has happened based on my Mark I eyeball. No record of it being greatly reduced? You really aren’t looking too hard.

      Regarding the indians…well, they probably wouldn’t mention it because their shipping didn’t need the same draft as the craft we are using these days. Just sayin’.

      • K

        The river was three miles wide here, it’s now down to three tenths of a mile. That is at Memphis. That is what I am referring to. All this has happened in slightly less than a year. An article I read, indicates the river is at 1988 lowest level. Difference is, it is still dropping. Also since 1988 they have dredged a deeper channel at Memphis. The main reason traffic is still moving. So we shall have to agree, to disagree. If you are located near Memphis, you might have a chance at making some money. Walk out on that dry riverbed, with a good metal detector. You might find some interesting things.

    • madsr

      Remember that was thousands of people not millions. They weren’t worried about barge traffic only water for them and the horses. It will not go powder dry. It would have to be much worse than this!

    • Mal R.

      “There are some, who think this drought is just a part of a cycle. A cycle so big, it would not show in 150 years worth of records”

      The Dust bowl drought was more than 150 years ago?

  • Kool-Aid is Good

    Never fear if chicago jesus can stop the rising waters he can also add water to the Mississippi.

    • Mondobeyondo

      Your expectations are way too high. “chicago jesus” can’t even walk on water.


      WHERE DID CHICAGO JESUS GO? LETS ASK ZZ TOP!!Jesus just left Chicago and he’s bound for New Orleans.
      Well now, Jesus just left Chicago and he’s bound for New Orleans.
      Yeah, yeah.
      Workin’ from one end to the other and all points in between.

      Took a jump through Mississippi, well, muddy water turned to wine.
      Took a jump through Mississippi, muddy water turned to wine.
      Yeah, yeah.
      Then out to California through the forests and the pines.
      Ah, take me with you, Jesus.

      You might not see him in person but he’ll see you just the same.
      You might not see him in person but he’ll see you just the same.
      Yeah, yeah.
      You don’t have to worry ’cause takin’ care of business is his name.

    • Mal R.

      LMAO! “chichago Jesus”

      Yea, he cant even turn around a recession using ‘100% proven to be true Keynesian economics’.

  • grape drink

    Another of the terrible consequences of being a bankrupt society is when disasters hit there is no money left to try and fix up anything. Maybe the army corps of engineers can figure out some way to divert water to the Mississippi without drying up those water sources?

    • Gary2

      tax the rich–they h ave more than enough money for our country to solve any fiscal issues.

      Tax the wealthy to keep the Mississippi healthy!

      • Mal R.

        Yea, it’s too bad that stealing 100% of the money from the rich wouldn’t even fix the deficit. Never mind that that will never happen because they’ll simply leave and take their wealth with em.

        Imprison a democrat to keep him from being an autocrat!

  • Owen Lavelle

    Millions of gallons of water are required for each hydraulically fractured well. I wonder how much water has been pumped from this area or any tributaries to the river.
    How many gas wells are drawing from this system ?

    • Paranoid

      Relax, I swear some people are about to blame fracking for Sun spots. Millions of gallons are not required for each frack job, a few get that big, once in the wells lifetime, And people don’t notice that the wells likely make water, but when they do they complain that they dump it into the rivers, Net there is no doubt wells add water to the system. In Wyoming, they are complaining the fresh water the wells are putting into the rivers is depleting the ground water. The Old Miss wouldn’t even notice the amount used, river volumes are in millions of gallons per second. The only thing that effects the river that counts, are Dams and farming. Mostly the dams keep the river flowing through the dry spells, farming actually uses water. All you people whine about everything but you still want cheap gas and oil, grow up

  • John W.

    Looks like all those hurricanes four and five years ago took too much warmth out of the oceans. Sure would be nice to get a couple of Cat 1 or tropical storms that push alot of rain inland.

  • I was talking with a lady at the hotel who was visiting from Oklahoma the other night. She lived 1/2 mile from the bank of the Red River which seperates TX and OK. She said normally the river is 20 or 30 feet deep, but she said you can walk across it now! I was really so surprised to hear that.

  • KB

    As a side note, how much water gets tossed into the garbage every single day at fast food joints? — it’s disgusting. Always, repeat always, take any leftover beverage and pour it outside onto the ground, including the ice.

    • Mal R.

      *************! Garbage that ends up in a landfill (in the ground) is different from pouring it on the ground how?

      You do realize that water is a 100% renewable resource right? You do realize that when we drink water, it isn’t in any shape, matter or form
      used up? ************* – EVERYONE PEES!*

      • KB

        Mal R. — the same as most people on this planet – YOU MAKE NO SENSE. Because if water gets sealed up in a landfill — NOBODY is going to get it back out.

  • Michael


    your article is truly scared….. the human being is truly weak to cope with climate.


  • Isis2012

    As awful as it might seem … Mother Earth is simply de-evolving for Her new beginning … shutting down the very life support once given, as all things began anew … and by what ever noted causes we might find … it seems there’s no denying the process has begun …

    • Ozmo

      Sorry I respectfully disagree. I think we as a species have done this to the planet. the over population and over exploitation of the resources have destroyed this planet. its only a matter of a time before we end up killing ourselves. I am sad to say I think we are well past the point of being able to stop without a major decrease in population.

      Just my 2 cents


  • Paul

    Climate Change has happened before. And Earth has survived it.

    It is not man-made, so carry on as before.


  • Louise in MO

    Doesn’t seem that “MAN” can do anything about the Mississippi River. At what point do people realize that there is only One who can turn things around. The Book of Revelation is quite clear. MAN will NOT turn to God in time.

    I’m not at all hopeful.

  • Chris

    Nature it seems has a way of over-correcting for weather episodes. For instance in the temperature records a really unusually cold year is then followed by an unusually warm year. In 12 months time the Mississippi will probably be near record high levels following months of incessant rain.
    In the UK this April they introduced water restrictions after almost two years of below average rainfall. Shortly after this it rained virtually every day and April 2012 became something like the second wettest April ever recorded in the UK. Then June 2012 was also incredibly wet and also the first half of July was very wet and windy and cool.

  • Barn cat

    God’s judgment on America continues. And it’s only just begun. When it’s all over America will be paid back 4 for 1 for the 50+ million babies murdered through abortion.

    • LordRhynn

      Sounds like a lot of work. How about instead of that America just pays back 1 for 1 for all the women and young girls forced to raise the babies of their rapists or family members or babies known to be developing with defects that will guarantee them a lifetime of hardship and struggle and we’ll call it even?

      Well actually no we won’t because there’s still some settling up to do over how many women got burned at the stake for being witches or otherwise persecuted by moronic lynch mobs misinterpreting their “good books” starting at the part where they figured that women were no more entitled to free will and human rights than their livestock.

      And then of course there are the developmentally disabled women who the states still can’t forbid from having sex if they’re of age despite their complete inability to grasp the concepts of safe sex and even more complete inability to raise and provide for a child who get pregnant either with or without being raped and according to the “good book” fan club need to be paid back 4 to 1 if they don’t have their babies.

      So yeah, there’s that.

      Oh, and you “anointed” women spoken of in Proverbs 31? You who were to be honored and praised? Screw up like above and you pay double, cause…what have you done for us lately?

      • John W.

        Seemingly you are one of those people who when looking at a field of flowers only sees the dog turds on the ground. What the hell happened to you to make you such a debbie downer? Like you really give a damn about any of the things you mentioned. Another loves mankind but hates people leftist.

    • Gay Veteran

      hey Barn Cat, how many unwanted babies have YOU adopted?

  • Primal

    Looks like Bosephus( Hank Jr) is a prophet…

  • Bryan

    2008 God’s Final Witness… Read the book, all of this was foretold in the book, years ago. This is just the beginning of what is coming. The book is for free

  • GA

    We have been blessed for a long time in this country. Mother Nature will always throw us curve balls. The difference is, in the past we were hard working and resilient. Today we are a country full of apathetic whiners. Any event like this can easily become the black swan that brings us to our knees. Prepare yourself physically, mentally, and spiritually because the pain is coming.

  • For the Preppers I have completed a reduced water system for vegetable gardens. Part I is posted and Part II next weekend with pictures. This culminates almost 30 years of experimentation. and about the waste of water in conventional gardens. This is a no charge service so if you anticipate continued drought and want to grow your own food read my series on

    Michael this was an exceptional insight to the begining of what is necessary to sustain life here, and hints of other water systems drying up, Good Work! Many cultures died out from continued draught, perhaps this will be the “Handwriting on the Wall”.


    • Mal R.

      I read your article on ‘a reduced water system’ and found it lacking ‘a reduced water system’ on top of your annoying writing style. I’m sorry, im not trying to be mean.

      “At this time in history we have enjoyed a remarkable 75 years or so of rain ” WTH are you talking about?

      You actually use 7000+ gallons of water on a

      • Mal R.

        damn it! to continue..

        You actually use 7000+ gallons of water on a less than 10000 sq ft garden? You’re DOING IT WRONG!

        Try researching Aquaponics. It’s a closed loop system that will drastically reduce water usage, fertilizer and grows fish as well as veggies.

        “cultures died out from continued draught”

        AHHHHHHH, beer committing mass genocide.

        • Mal R.

          You actually use 7000+ gallons of water on a less than 10000 sq ft garden every 5 days.

          • Ozmo

            Mal R.

            What are you reading. I just read the blog and what was stated was this was the recommended amount of water in 5 days by “Farm and Land Management experts . I needed about 7,000 gallons of water for my less than 10,000 sq. ft. garden, every 5 or so days.”

            While you talk about not criticizing this bloggers work you offer little for change. Aquaponics is great and works wonders if you can get it to work correctly. I know plenty of people who have trouble with this system itself.

            This system obviously works for this writer. Where do you get off telling him he’s wrong when it seems to work for him. I think it is in bad taste for you to bash his work when from what can be observed you offer nothing. Yet another example of GWIF.

            And while cultures have died out from drought other seem to know how to make it.

  • Mr. G

    It is amazing to see how badly things are going lately.

    This being America, I still have some hope for a turn-around.

    But it sure does look like things are coming together to make for lots of nasty events in the years just ahead.

    My main concern will be whether people keep cool heads. If they do, then we can weather this pretty easily. I see nothing on the horizon that is so bad we can’t take it, if people keep their “stuff” together. We have everything needed to weather anything short of complete Armageddon.

    If there is a rise of an extremist leader or party – and there are already signs that this could occur – then anything, absolutely anything is possible in America.

    America is a great country still, in some ways, but in a really bad scenario it will be the worst bloodbath ever. The people are armed to the teeth and the attitudes of a great many I know are completely unholy. I know many supposedly religious people who are violent-minded and would love to simply kill off the useless eaters. They have no concern for their fellow man and are 100% materialists.

    I hope that we can keep ourselves firmly planted in civilized mindset in the years to come.

    Mr. G

  • JustanOguy

    And in Vegas… we’ve had more rain these past couple of months then I can remember in well over a decade..

    Which is generally an indication ski season this year is going to be very good in Utah & Colorado.

  • Thomas James

    “This is divine retribution for Obama’s policies against Israel in my opinion, along with the Breadbasket drought. Call me a racist if you like, but these opinions are based on Biblical principles.”

    This is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. What has Obama done to Israel? Israel does whatever it wants!! They haven’t suffered recently. Just because we haven’t agreed to attack Iran for them and sacrifice our soldiers again for them.

  • Mondobeyondo

    If Paul Robeson were alive today, he would have to re-work the lyrics to “Old Man River”. It certainly isn’t rolling along, it’s drying up.

    The Mississippi River used to be as reliable as clockwork. Well, it still is I suppose, because even a broken clock is right twice a day.

  • William

    This has happened every 40 years or so, for the last 15,000 years or so.

  • reverendsky

    Do not worry the end is near.
    “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.” (Matthew 24:7)

  • Gary2

    Ryan’s policies aren’t “Iowa nice”
    An open letter to the Republican V.P. candidate from a stump speech attendee and concerned Iowan
    Attention Congressman Ryan: I am one of the women you said must not be from Iowa or Wisconsin
    because we did not sit back quietly, respectfully and smile and say nothing while you lied to us during
    your first solo stump speech as a vice presidential candidate at the Iowa State Fair earlier this week.
    Actually, I am from Iowa. I grew up here. My parents are from here. I have taught school here, in Des
    Moines, for 40 years.
    I asked you if you were going to cut Medicare. You didn’t answer. The truth is, Congressman, I
    already know the answer. I know what’s in the budget you wrote, that your fellow Republicans in
    Congress voted for, and that your running mate, Gov. Romney, supports. I know it ends Medicare as
    we know it today and turns it into a voucher program that raises seniors’ costs by thousands of dollars
    a year and throws us on the mercy of private insurers.
    And I assure you Congressman, what I did, what those other Iowans did that day, wasn’t easy for
    those of us raised to be “Iowa nice.” From a young age I learned to behave in the way you alluded to,
    to be extremely friendly and to always assume the best of people. Over the years I’ve sat very
    patiently, gave listening to politicians, watching them dodge questions or distort answers or really just
    abuse the facts and I never said anything because it wouldn’t be nice, it’s not Iowa nice.
    But I’m 63 years old now, I’m retired, and I’ve seen the impact of that silence. I’ve seen who really
    pays the price for silence and it is the poor and the middle-class. I have seen the big picture – how
    corporate greed erodes democracy and factories take over farms. I’ve seen it all up close and
    personal too, every day, for 24 years, teaching middle school in a district that serves low-income
    families. I have seen kids come to school in the dead of winter with no socks and kept my classroom
    stocked with food to make sure these kids had a fighting chance to learn when they made it, by
    themselves, with no one to set the alarm and no one to drive them through the snow, to school
    against the odds. I’ve seen their parents struggle to get off drugs and wait months, years even, for a
    spot in a treatment program that would give them a fighting chance to be the parents they truly want
    to be.
    So you understand, Congressman Ryan, and Governor Romney, that when I hear you tell a crowd
    that you want to ‘help the middle class to prosper’, by cutting off the lifelines these young people need
    to survive – food stamps, Medicaid, public education and yes, drug treatment, it makes my blood boil.
    It sends that Iowa nice thing just right out the window.
    I get just as angry when you talk about broadly shared prosperity, as if that’s something you believe
    in, when you have written and voted for plans that slash taxes on millionaires and corporations and
    do nothing at all for my 86-year-old aunt, whose groceries I buy half the time, because she lives on
    $1,400 a month, mostly from Social Security, and pays $785 a month for a one bedroom apartment.
    There’s so much more, Congressman Ryan, and Governor Romney, that makes me forget my
    upbringing – at least the part of my upbringing that tells me to sit back, grin and bear it, and let you lie
    to me and destroy people’s lives and then maybe at most, grouse about it quietly in private. Or maybe
    I’m not forgetting my upbringing at all, come to think of it. Maybe I’m remembering well the lessons of
    generations of hard working Iowans who value community, fairness, opportunity and kindness and in
    the face of mean spirited policy of greed. A little of that Iowa nice has turned from Iowa nice, to Iowa
    sad, to Iowa angry and finally, to Iowa strong.
    Cherie Mortice is a retired school teacher and Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI)
    Action Fund member from Des Moines, IA.

    • Ozmo


      I thought you lost your job of middle management due to no reason or fault of your own. Now you are retired? I can remember you writing about posting from work. It makes it difficult to believe what you write…oh but I believe you write just to see your posts and see who you can get riled up.

      • Gary2

        this was a copy paste as you can see at the bottom of the original post.

    • John W.

      Gary 2,
      So you like what an idiot said. Why am I not surprised. Why cannot you lefty fools get it through your heads. We are broke. Without over a trillion dollars of deficit spending every year a good part of the economy and our pretend prosperity would disappear. We are a nation trying to pretend we can spend at first world levels when we have a third world wage base.

      • ray

        John you republicans dont seem to remember that clinton produced a surplus & your president Bush gave all of that surplus away to all of his rich buddies.

  • JAH666

    JAH666 used to live in New Orleans and I asked my brother that still lives there what’s going on with the Miss River. I told him I remembered stories from our dad about catching salt water fish from the banks of the river when he was a kid. He sent me this:

    Yes it’s true. Navigation is difficult up river, but we are only in danger of salt water intrusion affecting drinking water. The corps is building a barrier to stop it and it has been done a few times before. Dad probably remembered the dust bowl years which was the last time the Mississippi was this low. I remember when I was on the Delta Queen back in 91 or 92 when the river was so low they had to make parts of rivers into one way streets. I remember feeling the boat scrape bottom on the Ohio river a few times. The Mississippi Queen is stuck in Memphis because of low water. Here is an article on the corps project.

  • hopefully some other source of energy will come very soon … something like LENR

  • erheault

    Hmmm it appears Mighty MO is drying up it will be up to mankind to drink enough beer to re fill it, guess I will start to do my part now.

  • robert johnson

    I was in Vermont yesterday and the creeks there are nearly dry. So, this is a countrywide problem (perhaps worldwide) not only in the midwest.

    • Orange Jean

      Certainly I agree there are places experiencing drought these days (and I do hope those places get relief soon!) … but it’s not EVERY place in the country. It will affect us more countrywide due to higher costs in everything using those crops and meat. But, I’m in southeast Virginia and we’ve been having torrential downpours every few days most of the summer.

      We’ve also been getting news that corn in this area is growing great. However, my summer garden (where I am NOT growing corn) has finally failed due to too much water in the past few months.

      Accuweather has also been putting out info about expecting winter to be extra snowy in parts of the mid-Atlantic & northeast.

  • doctor blue

    Just another nail in our coffin.
    It’s the perfect storm coming, so get ready.
    Time is short, Prep hard – Prep Fast
    Like there is NO tomorrow, cause their just might not be.

  • doctor blue

    World Ends at 5
    News at 11

    • It is not good to mock your Creator

      • Parenoid

        It is even worse to pretend you know what “He” thinks about it, and to have so little faith in him that you doubt his ability to look after what concerns him.

  • the writing is on the wall. repent and pray and your lands will be healed. I noticed the comment about Israel. That land is the promise land of the Jews. NO ONE will ever take that land from the LOrd. The Bible needs to be re-read, not re-written

    Why store up food, where is your faith. Man/Woman is fearful of what is about to happen, because it is out of your control. You can’t hide, store food or change prophecy.

  • As stated on a previous post :The Mississippi river from Coon Rapids Dam to St Cloud MN ( about 52 miles) went down 2 feet. It has go down another 3 feet this week.

  • Cinderella Man

    We have finally been getting a little rain here in MT but its way too little, too late. The daily reports of this drought have become so numerous I cant keep track anymore! Everyday I hear about more dead grass, stunted wheat and cows and lambs that cant put on weight. It really is heartbreaking seeing firsthand the devastation of this drought. At my job we are struggling to keep up with the demand for feed and supplements and every week it seems we have to keep raising prices. I have no idea what this winter is going to look like but if there is another dry year like this alot of people are going to go broke and no one will replace them. America is going to be facing a massive food crisis soon and I hope for the sake of your families get ready!

  • Tatiana Covington

    Actually, this is all just the weather. I recall how there were enormous rains and floods back in 1993, which produced a temporary lake as extensive as one of the Great Lakes.

    Of course, all lakes are temporary. Recall the now forgotten Lakes Lahontan, Bonneville, and Missoula. They were huge, back in the Ice Age.

    Gone now.

    It’s nothing but weather. People have nothing to do with it.

  • Marvo76

    well the one good thing is thatw iththe river this low, all thettires and trashcan be removed to clean it up…if someone will take the initiative…..
    That’s one of the ways we cleaned our local river of most of t he tires over the last 20 years…..

  • Ekaterina

    Guys this years draught is the worst ever that the US are witnessing.Get to know your Bibles.Please read them.Its not a global warming but the prophecies of the Bible happening before our eyes.
    And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.- Luke 21:11
    Some would say “It’s happened before.” The truth is: it’s never happened like this before.Two 6.3 and 6.4 earthquakes hit India just the other day, lake in Southern France turned red, the Sea of Azov as well and on top of all Agenda 21 has been signed in the States allowing the government to take over your properties because you are not capable of doing so.Please turn to God.Its the only way.The only loving and safe way. May God bless you all

  • John

    If this be a judgment of God, then something is missing. He always sent His prophet to pronounce judgment to a nation before He executed it. Has He changed? No!

    So the question is this: Where is Elijah?

    Malachi 4:5 – “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD.”

    • NorthernCanuck

      Haven’t you been reading A.S.’s postings :)?

    • Ekaterina

      John, God send Jesus and He warned us about all that is happening.This isn’t God’s judgement but a prophecy coming true before our eyes.There will be only one judgement day.May God bless you!

  • estanislao

    weather modification… it’s dry if they want it dry:

    It serves their agenda to push Genetically Modified crap on us.

  • estanislao

    weather modification… it’s dry if they want it dry:

    It serves their agenda to push Genetically Modified crap on us.

  • Richard Lewis

    This is the latest I have to add to this story. It is a report given by the local NBC affiliate in Jackson, MS. The report is by Bert Case of WLBT, Jackson, MS. The reporter is Bert Case and it is on the current conditions on the Mississippi River at Vicksburg, MS. For everyone’s edification, the last time the river hit bottom like this was 1943.

    • Michael

      Thanks for that update. Frightening stuff.


    • Mondobeyondo

      Oh my. This does not bode well.

      I haven’t heard anything at all about the condition of the Ohio, Missouri and Red rivers. They all feed into the Mississippi. You can only imagine the condition the tributary rivers must be in now.

  • Back in the 1960s, the RAND Corporation used to conduct war-game scenerios to try and determine what might be the consequences of nuclear war, from an all-out conflict to a tit-for-tat limited exchange of strikes. They determined that, after New York City and Washington, D.C.,New Orleans was the most-important American city, the one we could least afford to lose, for the reasons outlined in this article. Closure of the port to Mississippi barge traffic, for any reason, would effectively halt non-local economic activity between the Applachians and the Rockies and south of the Great Lakes. Few disasters would have more immediate and significant impact on us all.

  • none

    GOOD NEWS: Micheal

    The Asian carp are easily surviving the higher temperatures. Since they are from south east asia.

  • Mondobeyondo

    Climate change. Oohhhhhh boy.
    Don’t want to open up that can of worms.

    The only thing I can say is – anytime humans alter the natural environment, it is going to change. Adding flouride to water changes the water. Genetically mutating corn or soybeans, changes those plants that grow from these genetically mutated seeds, from their parent plants. Cloud seeding changes the weather. Building dams changes a river’s course.
    What do the scientists say? “IT’S FOR OUR OWN GOOD!”

    Sure it is! They mean well. Science has good intentions.
    Just remember what the road to hell is paved with.

    Having said that, you have to realize that there are higher powers at work here. Man wants to control the weather, and to some extent, he has been successful. But God really controls the weather. (Satan does, too, to an extent. But the devil does not have ultimate control. God allows Satan to do certain things, and to go NO FURTHER!

    Okay… We’re getting a bit deep in the pond here, so I won’t go any further, for risk for getting lost into the big blue ocean…

  • Joe

    Hasn’t cloud seeding worked in certain Middle Eastern countries? That should be tried ASAP if it hasn’t already.

  • If anyone is interesting in learning more about this, check out this essay by Allan Savory:

    The drought was caused by man and is reversible. Essentially, the big swathes of the US are turning to desert rapidly largely due to the way we herd animals. It’s not just a U.S. problem, but has plagued all civilizations since we began disrupting herbivores’ herding patterns. Smart farms can turn this around easily, by putting FAR MORE animals on the land, but ensuring they move to new land once they’ve grazed the land they’re on. (No more casual lollygagging on a big ranch.) By mimicking natural herding patterns, soil becomes rich, spawning new grass and a nearly bankrupt farm can become profitable. Oh, and as a side effect, it sinks enormous amounts of carbon: it’s the cheapest way to reverse global warming.

    Almost no has heard of Savory: he’s not an engaging speaker and his one long book is hard to get through, but his simple idea is probably the easiest and cheapest way to restore the environment. You can support it by buying your meat from a farm that employs practices usually labelled as “mob herding” or “rotational grazing”.

  • Deuce

    *******************. This is nothing. Did you know that the area that is now Death Valley used to be the bottom of a huge body of water called the Salton Sea. This problem is worse than we thought. Quick go out and buy an bunch of guns and canned tuna and *********************************************.

    We’ll all be living on dirt and cactus juice within a month!!!

    The Sky is Falling!!!!

    • FF RF


  • Wow. I can honestly say I didn’t know what type of impact the Mississippi had in term of commerce. Makes sense if you think about it.

    If food prices keep rising we may not have to worry about a stock market/currency collapse – we’ll be looking at a lot of desparate people.

  • jimmy mumphrey

    nuke plants, chem. plants, refineries can,t handle slurry muddy waters in their condensers much less shutting the river traffic carrying coals to the power plants. Results: no electrical power to homes and factories. Most important our drinking water supply will be cut.

  • Mike

    I beg to differ. If the Mississippi went dry all of the transportation business that is done by a few HUGE multi-national corporations would now go to tens of thousands of small mom and pop trucking(and related) businesses. The money/profit would actually stimulate the economy because the money would stay in the US and be spent in the US.

    • perhaps if you had a honest descent and smart government,you dont.. i am sure the powers at be have that sown up(america is a corporatist facist state now).Obama is out to screw the little guy with his Goldman Pals. this will be another disaster in the fema type making. If they were going to do this they would already have plans in motion- If i can see it you can see it they can to. So what are they doing-nothing. Just like the bp debacle-just like new orleans -just like sandy-. Obama stpoped a pipeline project which would have created 100,000 good paying long term jobs for americans in th eworst jobs market it has seen in history. for f sake.. God’ judgement is on America Babylon. The almighty POTUS went on vacation when we nearly had a regional conflict in Isreal. and perhaps ww3 if it escalated. do you realy. think he is going to allow the free market to fix this.if it could

  • naro

    oh no ….. 8 month later we are worried about massive flooding of the big river. climate changers are just charlatans working for the Goldman Sachs carbon tax.

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