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Thousands Of Americans Are Fleeing The Big Cities In Preparation For The Coming American Apocalypse

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Why are so many people suddenly moving away from major U.S. cities?  Recently, I wrote about the mass exodus that is happening out of the state of California, but the truth is that what is happening there is just part of a national phenomenon.  The populations of some of our largest cities are steadily shrinking, and many experts are completely mystified by the seismic demographic shifts that we are now witnessing.  Of course there are a whole host of reasons why people would want to move away from huge cities such as Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore and Cleveland.  For some families, it simply comes down to wanting a better life for their children.  But as you will see below, there are others that believe that things in this country are about to take an apocalyptic turn, and the big cities will not be a place that you want to be when economic collapse, rioting, looting, civil unrest and crime are all spiraling out of control.

According to data just released by the U.S. Census Bureau, Chicago took the prize for the biggest population loss from 2015 to 2016, and it was followed by Detroit and Baltimore

The counties containing Chicago, Detroit and the independent city of Baltimore were the biggest population losers in the United States from 2015 to 2016, according to data released today by the Census Bureau.

Cook County, Ill., where Chicago is the county seat, had the largest population loss of any county in the country from 2015 and 2016.

Cook County alone had a “domestic migration” loss of more than 66,000 people.  That is a staggering number of people to lose in a single year.

Cleveland and Milwaukee were also very high on the list, and some are pointing out that all of these cities are in relatively colder climates and are all struggling economically.

So you certainly can’t blame people living in these cities for wanting to find somewhere warmer and more economically prosperous to live.

But others that are moving away from large cities are deeply concerned about where things are ultimately headed in this country.  It doesn’t take a genius to see that anger, frustration and hatred are rising all around us, and many believe that conditions are ripe for civil unrest and civil conflict.  In fact, best-selling author Doug Casey believes that we could soon see a “civil war” that is set off by a “financial collapse”…

Best-selling author Doug Casey wrote “Crisis Investing” at the time when the U.S. political landscape was transitioning from the Carter Administration to the Reagan Administration. Now, Casey sees a coming crisis that is equal or worse than the Civil War.  Casey explains, “In the U.S. right now, there seems to be so much antagonism it’s almost like pre-Civil War.  There is actually hatred in the U.S. at this point.  It used to be the Republicans and Democrats could disagree, but they could have a civil conversation about a difference of opinion.  Now, it’s active hatred between these two groups.  This is not going to end well.”

Casey thinks the coming financial collapse will be the trigger. Casey says, “It’s going to come down eventually.  I am worried about that, but we are in a situation where the country seem like it is just before a civil war.  It will be more serious than just a financial collapse, and it is likely to be set off by a financial collapse.”

Without a doubt, our financial system is certainly primed for a financial collapse, and when things get really, really bad in this country how will people respond?

Many have decided that they want to get away from the major population centers before we find out the answer to that question.

For example, not too long ago the Chicago Tribune ran a story about why so many preppers are moving to the Great Northwest.  One of the individuals profiled was an ex-resident of California named Trevor Treller who moved up to north Idaho prior to the recent election…

Trevor Treller, 44, who carries a small Smith & Wesson pistol on his hip, moved to north Idaho last year from Long Beach, California, and recently paid a little less than $400,000 for a defensible three-bedroom house on five wooded acres.

Treller, a sommelier at a local resort, said Obama was a key factor in his decision. He said the president has inflamed racial tensions in America, presided over a dangerous expansion of the national debt, been “hostile” to Second Amendment rights and failed to curtail the nuclear ambitions of North Korea and Iran.

Treller said any one of those factors could lead to crippling chaos, so he and his wife have laid in food, weapons and ammunition and are installing an iron gate across their long gravel driveway.

Of course it isn’t just ordinary Americans such as Treller that are deeply concerned about what is coming.

Less than a week ago, CNN ran an article entitled “Billionaire bunkers: How the 1% are preparing for the apocalypse“…

Many of the world’s elite, including hedge fund managers, sports stars and tech executives (Bill Gates is rumored to have bunkers at all his properties) have chosen to design their own secret shelters to house their families and staff.

Gary Lynch, general manager of Texas-based Rising S Company, says 2016 sales for their custom high-end underground bunkers grew 700% compared to 2015, while overall sales have grown 300% since the November US presidential election alone.

So why are Bill Gates and his billionaire friends so interested in buying luxury survival bunkers if everything is going to be just fine?

Can someone explain that one to me?

Everywhere you look, retail stores are closing and economic warning signs are flashing red, but those that sell survival bunkers to the elite are making tremendous amounts of money.

And I certainly wish that I could afford one of these survival bunkers, because they sound quite appealing

One of those shelters, Vivos xPoint, is near the Black Hills of South Dakota, and consists of 575 military bunkers that served as an Army Munitions Depot until 1967.

Presently being converted into a facility that will accommodate about 5,000 people, the interiors of each bunker are outfitted by the owners at a cost of between $25,000 to $200,000 each. The price depends on whether they want a minimalist space or a home with high-end finishes.

The compound itself will be equipped with all the comforts of a small town, including a community theater, classrooms, hydroponic gardens, a medical clinic, a spa and a gym.

These elitists plan to ride out the coming American apocalypse in style while the world above them is literally going insane.

Meanwhile, most of the general population continues to be completely oblivious to what is about to happen to them, and so the events that are coming will close upon them suddenly like a trap and there will be no escape.

 
  • Guest

    God’s people have nothing to fear. For the believer, the worst thing that can happen–death–is actually the best thing that can happen. Death is gain for a Christian. At death we step from life into life.

    I am a poor man when it comes to material wealth. I’ve done what I can with what little money I have. And now I am trusting the Lord to protect me and guide me. I’m not fearful because I’ve not been given a spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)

    • Amina Darden

      Amen brother!

    • Pen Pal

      Amen!

    • KMH

      Amen! In 2005 I was unloading a case of bottled water from my trunk when I heard the Lord ask “If this is all you had, would you trust my provision and share it?”
      NO Lord! I said! This is for MY family! Over the past decade plus the Lord has given me his grieving heart for a dead Christian church that is hoarding in unbelief. I am learning to open the fingers of my gripping hands and trust Him and share what I have. I want to trust Him SO much and be smack in the middle of the busiest mass of humanity when satan comes with his fiercest attack (read Russ Dizdar’s Black Awakening) The only place to “hide” is under the shadow of the Almighty! (Psalm 9-1-1). I want to be one of those that Daniel saw in Daniel 11:32.

    • Just me

      Romans 10
      11 Now the Scripture says, Everyone who believes on Him will not be put to shame, (12) for there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, since the same Lord of all is rich to all who call on Him.
      13 For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.[h]

      Jeremiah 17:7
      The man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence indeed is the Lord, is blessed.

  • Cinderella Man

    Idaho is not that great. Just got done reading about a sexual assault of a 5 year old by Muslim refugees in Twin Falls. I am so angry my blood is boiling. America is not safe because the liberal idiot politicians won’t allow President Trump to make it safe. We are under attack and being invaded by foreign hordes who come here only to exploit our people and our social programs. Illegal aliens and Muslim refugees are being treated better than our citizens. When will this madness stop? So yeah I can see why people are fleeing the cities. But don’t come to our states and demand is to change the way we live. A friend of mine was at a MAGA rally in eastern Montana this weekend. The police are asking us good citizens to help out with the pipeline terrorists. I call them that because they wear black masks to cover their faces. Antipa I believe they call themselves. A few of them for their azzes kicked in California on Saturday after they attacked Trump supporters with pepper spray. Good for them. Our country is a powder keg. A lot of anger from conservatives and libtards. Won’t take much to set it off. By bullet or ballot change is coming to America!! End rant

    • Carl

      What about all the sexual assaults of children in Twin Falls by American citizens? Does it matter if they are a refugee or a natural born citizen? No. So why make the distinction?

      Evil is evil but to only be upset because it is a refugee is just pointless. If you want to crusade because it is evil and wrong. Start in your own city. Every place has there own enclave of pedos.

      They say 1 in 6 children are victims by members of their own families. Now think about a school with 300 – 500 kids and the sheer number of innocent lives being destroyed daily.

      • David

        we can certainly understand your rant but doesn’t America have enough evil doers that are american citizens? my point? why Import more of them from overseas?

        • Cinderella Man

          Spot on David. We have enough sickos here already. We need to get who we let into this country and deport immediately the criminals who don’t respect our laws. Carl’s defense of rapists makes no sense.

        • Carl

          I agree I do not want any refugees or illegals in our country that are criminals and child rapists especially.

          For our state and local governments and court systems to turn a blind eye to this situation is heinous at best and culpable in criminality at worst.

          See my reply to Mr. Cinderella in regards to the other about american rapists.

      • Cinderella Man

        Your justifications for criminals sickens me. You sound like the illegal aliens lawyer that is trying to blame the 14 year old victim by saying it was consentual that two south American boys had their way with her in the bathroom. If I met you in real life I would smash you!!!

        • Carl

          I would NEVER blame a child for a sexual assault.

          I am not justifying anything. What I am saying is that to get upset because of what illegal aliens are doing really is pointless when there are plenty of people in your very own country doing the same thing and you sit silently by doing nothing.

          Adding: Careful with threats.

          • Cinderella Man

            It’s not a threat it’s a promise Carl

          • Carl

            Wahhhh Mr. Cinderella. Typical american violence rather than having a conversation and debate. I am not surprised since our primate DNA seems to come into play more often than not.

          • Cinderella Man

            Oh that explains it all…you’re not even from here so you have no say in my opinion

          • guest

            Cinderella Man just isn’t as open minded and deep thinking as you Carl. He doesn’t understand that we need to import more child molesters. He’s so myopic and , of course racist, that unlike you he favors native born child molesters. Unfortunately you are too stupid to understand that rape and abuse of children isn’t even a crime in some cultures whether it’s done by immigrants or native born perverts. The perverts you’re defending don’t even believe they have done anything wrong. For centuries under Ottoman rule pedophilia was the socially acceptable norm. I’ve never met Cinderella man but I strongly suspect that if you think he would be “tolerant” of a “native born” child abusing pervert then you are the most ignorant and stupid person on this site. Please spare us any more of your hypocritical, judgmental preaching.

          • Cinderella Man

            Love your sarcasm guest. I despise ALL rapists native or foreign. And you are spot on correct that they view pedophilia as a social norm in their countries. After all their sacred prophet had a 9 year old for a wife. Carl tried to troll me and I basically forced his hand. He had to admit I’m right or look like the POS he is for making justifications for rapists.

          • Carl

            Wrong. I clarified my statement because you put words in my mouth and lied about what I said.

            I was only pointing out that people are ready to get the hangman’s noose out because said person is a muslim and raped a child, yet no call for same for the american citizens who commit these acts.

            Being a muslim does not make one a rapist.

            Just like being a christians does not mean you support incest.

            BTW I am not defending anyone who hurts a child. I never said anything like that in my first comments. But is certainly is more fun to bear false witness and twist a persons words to add fuel to your already inflamed fire, isn’t it?

            Not to mention Mr. Cinderella believes that without refugees america would be a safe place to live – which is not a true statement. All one has to do is research crime statistics to see this is not the case. That is not to say that importing men from foreign countries will not make the problem multiple times worse.

          • guest

            “…yet no call for American citizens who commit these acts” . You are still deluding yourself that someone is drawing a moral distinction between Muslim perverts and native born perverts. The only one doing that is YOU!!!

          • Carl

            I can see your point and Cinderella’s point. It just makes me angry that americans appear to be more upset about refugees raping women and children then natural born citizens doing the same. I just want people to get as angry and maybe even more angry about that which happens day after day and long before refugees were being admitted here by the thousands. The media is always good at spotlighting certain things to incite race wars and violence among the people. My concern is they are baiting people as they did with Ferguson etc for a specific reason and it is not to stop refugees from coming here.

          • Mike Smithy

            Carl, the bottom line is that illegal aliens do not belong in the USA and neither do un-vetted refugees. Lastly, Islam is not compatible with Western civilization. Since its inception, It is a death cult masquerading as a religion.

          • guest

            There you go again. “It just makes me angry that Americans appear to be more upset about refugees raping women and children then natural born citizens doing the same”. Who the f— are you imagining feels that way? You’re building a straw man and using it to put yourself on a pedestal.

          • JC Teecher

            Hip hip hoo ray. Finally someone else sees the double mindedness of sir obi wan kenobi carl.

            BUT Wait…He usually blames God for the pain of rape, molestation, physical and mental abuse on innocent children; but now it’s American citizens.

            It’s a good thing he is not Judge, Jury, and Executioner. Else he would be the only person left alive in the Universe.

            In his warped mind…all are guilty except himself. What a worthless piece of dog do.

          • Carl

            I wasn’t going to drag “god” into the argument but yes it is HIS fault you are exactly right. Your statement about american citizens makes no sense at all.

            There are many who are guilty who escape punishment under the law. I do not believe in the christian forgiveness model for pedos as you do.

            I never said all people are guilty so please don’t put words in my mouth.

          • JC Teecher

            Who is putting words in the mouths of others, obi wan.

          • Cinderella Man

            Say that to the 5 year old girls family Carl. They are being harassed to this day and the poor girl hides in a closet to feel safe. I not naive enough to believe America is safer without immigrants. We have dangerous people here already. Why do you think they leave the cities? I was saying it’s dangerous enough already We don’t need to exacerbate the problem by not vetting refugees or deporting criminals. Most of the refugees who come here are young fighting age men. And if they come from a rape culture that makes them more dangerous. You showed your true colors Carl. You justify them raping and killing our citizens by saying ” Well hey Americans do it so what’s the problem with a few more?” that is sick logic and you are their defender!

          • Carl

            “And if they come from a rape culture that makes them more dangerous.” If being muslim means you are part of a rape culture as you say then what religion is responsible for the rape culture in the USA?

          • good question! Id love to know the answer to that!

          • the state department and the united nation both show that the majority of refugees are NOT young fighting age men, but rather women of all ages and their children as well as orphaned children. young men are the lowest percentage coming here. where do you get your news from?

            and that guy never once said “well hey Americans do it so what’s the problem with a few more”. can you make any points while simultaneously telling the truth?

          • Voice Over

            I think the poor little girl (Alisha??) was 5 when mohamed ‘married’ her – but full sexual relations didn’t begin until she was 9.

            Prior to that, apparently there was sexual activity, just not full sexual intercourse.

            It’s what they do.

            Totally disgusting.

            (thank goodness for karma – there’s no escape, though sometimes it takes a while to work through)

          • in those days like the bible was written in girls got married at 10 or 11 all the time. same for the Koran. people got married at 10, 11, 12, and maybe “betrothed” at 5 but married years later. hold the bible to the same standards since even historians believe jesus’s mother mary was betrothed or married at 12.

          • JC Teecher

            Carl “is”, the “most ignorant and stupid person on this site”, which is saying a lot when you think about socialbitchdude, and fartblossom.

            Just sayin’

          • Carl

            Ignorance and stupidity are two different things. Ignorance means you do not have all the information. Stupidity means you are unable to process information no matter how much is given to you.

          • JC Teecher

            That would be you.

          • socalbeachdude

            Nope, obviously that would be YOU. Sad.

          • socalbeachdude

            Nope, YOU, hand down win that award!

          • Cinderella man you are fooling only fools. everyone recognizes you even out of your Cinderella ballgown.

          • David

            another reason to reject Muslims coming into America is because in islamic Muslim countries raping a woman is not considered a crime. Women in islamic nations have no rights. In the minds of these barbarians a Woman’s only place in Society is to please her Husband or as sex slaves.. so if there is no crime for rape then how can US Officials get an accurate assessment of the Islamic Refugee’s behavior in Society?

            America & the rest of the Civilized world are under attack. Saddam huessein was right. the Iraq invasion opened the Gates of Hell and America will soon burn.

          • tom

            People are flooding in from third world countries and there is no way they are assimilating into American culture. We need to immediately restrict the number of people we LEGALLY take in. Obviously, we need to do all we can ASAP to secure our borders and see that our current laws are enforced.
            We need to demand that Congress revisit and overhaul the 1965 Immigration Act and the Refugee Act of 1980 to strip out all financial incentives ( give away of US tax dollars). If the money is cut off, we will see a dramatic drop in the number of people coming into the US. We have become a “cash cow” for them.

          • Carl

            Yes you are right about that it is not a crime to rape a women in many islamic based countries. In fact many rape victims are killed because they were raped so it is a pretty sick situation all around.

            So no I would not want those who believe and hold these values to be allowed to come and live in the united states.

            Ironically misogynism is an issue in all countries and we have religion to thank for that. It is only when younger generations stand up and speak out against these things will the world change.

          • cute cat pic. if yu hid the fact that you are talking about muzlims we could all guess you were talking about early christian settlers and pilgrims attitudes toward women.
            also muzlims have a law where they cut off a mans u know wut if he
            ra pes a woman so I dont know where you get your info from but your info is WRONG.

        • JC Teecher

          He is one sick individual and has something on the inside of troll status, as I have tried every way possible to block his posts and have not been able to.

          • Carl

            Jesus does not want you to block my posts.

          • JC Teecher

            Buck Off…buckaroo!

          • NorthernBud

            Richie Cunningham. LMAO. I haven’t heard that in ages.

        • Ill ask again where did he ever justify criminals? you seem to have made that accusation up yourself and now you act like it is true. he is the one here trying to protect kids from becoming victims, not you. you are putting your head in the sand about the people who really do the majority of crimes against kids

      • I don’t think you will get this but the news seems to have been updated and this incident C. man is talking about didn’t happen. Go to snopes and they lay out where it all went south and how it was the local racists who made the story up to incite violence against refugees (and no one involved was even a refugee).

    • Carl

      Just to clarify the boys that raped the 5 year old girl were three boys – ages 14, 10 and 7 years old. They have lived in the USA for less than 2 years. So obviously the problem stems from something much deeper. The reports state that only one of the boys touched the 5 year old girl and it was not the oldest boy.

      So that makes one ponder does religion or culture make men rapists or are they born with something inert inside them that leads them to do bad things to innocent children? I posit that it while culture can cause people to do bad things there are some people that no matter the culture they are in or the religion they practice most will not do bad things regardless of what is considered acceptable.

      So Cinderella if you are going to cite an example at least do it accurately and NOT spread lies to get people all riled up.

      There are plenty of other stories you could have picked. The fact that you picked on and deliberately left OUT FACTS shows you are an instigator and a dangerous person. Perhaps the very troll you accuse me of being, eh?

      • Carl

        Just to clarify my clarification Rape did NOT occur in this case according to police.

        • Cinderella Man

          False you are probably a sex offender yourself trash

          • Carl

            You are on libelous grounds here. Tell us the name of the go fund me page so people can look up the case for themselves.

          • Cinderella Man

            Rape any kids today Carl?

          • Carl

            You are as demented and twisted as they make them.

          • Cinderella Man

            Just be greatful you can hide behind that keyboard

          • Cinderella Man

            How many other rapists are you going to defend today Carl? I suppose the 14 year old in Maryland is fake too

          • Cinderella Man

            I wouldn’t DREAM of giving you that family’s page. They have been traumatized enough. You are an online predator of children and I’m not gonna help you find your next victim!!

          • Carl

            Doesn’t matter I found it. Initials LP. I won’t post the name either but people can google the case which was from the summer and find it easy enough and read the details and rumors and half truths that were spread online.

          • First you guess that Carl’s a se xoffender in this post then later down you act more and more convinced that he IS an offender, with no change in facts other than the minutes that passed in between your posts. Also it looks like the newspapers there and the police have updated this to reflect that nothing occurred and it was another false flag to plant distrust and anger and hatred against Muzlims.
            Be overjoyed that no kids got hurt, don’t be pist that you were wrong all along about the story’s truthfulness.

        • Cinderella Man

          Rape DID occur. She was urinated on afterward

        • Cinderella Man

          Just because your a former or current sex offender dosent mean we have to approve of your lifestyle…makes sense that you’re an atheist so you think you won’t have to answer to God for your crimes

          • Carl

            Wow! The fact that you think you are a christian and god loves you just proves my point about many fanatical christians. I have a feeling you are going to be quite surprised by what meets you in the afterlife.

            Ironic that michael supports a person like you and calls those who question biblical teachings evil.

          • FirstGarden

            There are honest questions.
            These are asked by people who are seeking truth.

            There are also dishonest questions.
            These are asked by people who like to play devil’s advocate as a means to dodge and deflect truthful statements that they have already rejected out of heart-rebellion and selfish, personal preference.

            I hope you are of the first category.

          • FirstGarden

            But, either way, I have to warn you:

            There are people here who are searching for truth, relevance and meaning to life. There are also young Christian believers who are not yet grounded in the holy scriptures. You do sow a great deal of doubt, and a good deal of disdain toward Christian beliefs, which reaches the fertile minds of sincere seekers.

            This is not love, to needless take such liberties that cause others to stumble.

            It’s a little like this:

            ““But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.”

            – Jesus the Christ (Matthew 23:13)

            “He said to His disciples, ‘It is inevitable that stumbling blocks come, but woe to him through whom they come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea, than that he would cause one of these little ones to stumble.'”
            – Jesus the Christ (Luke 17:2)

            I am not judging you, nor your motives. But you need to know that you are, spiritually speaking, on very dangerous ground.

          • Cinderella Man

            I’m a Christian who cusses and believes in a new crusade. God put men like us here to defend the weak you child molesting POS

          • FirstGarden

            But, either way, I have to warn you:

            There are people here who are searching for truth, relevance and meaning to life. There are also young Christian believers who are not yet grounded in the holy scriptures. You do sow a great deal of doubt, and a good deal of disdain toward Christian beliefs, which reaches the fertile minds of sincere seekers.

            This is not love, to needlessly take such liberties that cause others to stumble.

            It’s a little like this:

            ““But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.”

            – Jesus the Christ (Matthew 23:13)

            “He said to His disciples, ‘It is inevitable that stumbling blocks come, but woe to him through whom they come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea, than that he would cause one of these little ones to stumble.'”
            – Jesus the Christ (Luke 17:2)

            I am not judging you, nor your motives. But you need to know that you are, spiritually speaking, potentially on very dangerous ground.

      • Cinderella Man

        It absolutely was to you rapist defending POS I donated money to their go find me page

  • Mercury Trismegistus

    The Russians, the Chinese, and the Indians all hate the Muslims. Instead of fighting each other, we should get together and exterminate all Muslims. We could feed their flesh to the hogs in the Mid-West and save a ton of money on feed. We can store the world’s nuclear waste in Mecca, and reprocess all the Koran’s into toilet paper for our troops, thus resulting in additional savings. And we can harvest their good organs to pay back the National Debt.

    • Cinderella Man

      Love it man! Sign me up! Turn Mecca into a mirror. Hey you know how to castrate a Muslim? Kick a democrat in the chin!

      • Paul Anders

        That ‘s a good one!…lol

      • greyprepper

        LMFAO!

      • I don’t get it. is that a gay oralse xx joke?

    • socalbeachdude

      Why the absurdly hateful rhetoric?

      • David

        because as the rest of us have come to notice our great nation is under invasion & attack. instead of using statistics like some people do most of us have our eyes open & see what is happening to our once beloved country. America has invaded the Majority of the middle east shoving our way of life down their throats and these islamic nations are now returning us the favor.

        • socalbeachdude

          Yes, those are true observations, David, but really don’t call for such hateful and extreme rhetoric in Mercury’s comment above.

    • JC Teecher

      The Asians do eat a lot of pork.

      • Realist

        Ah so.

        • JC Teecher

          Ah so is right. Ah so sick after eating a big plate of Chinese pork. Moo shu pork can be, my soon puke.

          Not me friend. I take my chances every now and then with the chicken dishes (only) from Chinese take out, and do treat myself to one of my favorite plates of Moo Goo Gai Pan at PF Changs about once a year, (the only place I can find the traditional food prepared, as it was 50 years ago by authentic Chinese…with the same flavor), and even then it is hit or miss, because the secret is in the oyster sauce, not too thick, or thin.
          Other than the sodium, it is one of the most healthy Chinese (actually Cantonese) dishes available, because no Soy sauce is used.

    • Realist

      “We could feed their flesh to the hogs in the Mid-West and save a ton of money on feed.”

      Who would wanna eat THAT pork?

    • that is SATANIC.

  • Bill

    I don’t think I want to take a chance on being trapped in one location. I would rather have something simple and secure that I can move from place to place as conditions change. A portable “bunker” that I can tow with all the essentials sounds good to me.

    • greyprepper

      Check out Gone With the Wynns on YouTube. They’re channel is all about fulltime living in RVs and sailboats. They’re not “preppers” but they have a goldmine of information for people interested in living a nomadic lifestyle. You might very well find a solution to your problem

      • greyprepper

        *Their channel (slaps forehead)

      • Bill

        Thanks for the link. Very interesting with good info. My approach is less adventurous at my age with a focus on protection of my freedoms and a simplistic quality of life. I have designed a towable, self contained, extremely durable, naturally disguised, modular adaptable interior, very simplistic, and highly affordable unit.

    • SnodtBlossom

      LOL..Your and CinderellaBoy can be next door neighbors when you park your cars next to each other.

  • socalbeachdude

    The USA now has a record high population of 325,852,847 people which is about 4.3% of the global population and most of those people live in the more densely populated areas around the country. Most of those areas are continuing to grow in population with only a few cities such as Chicago and Detroit in the MidWest declining in their overall population.

    http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/us-population/

    • K2

      True, while chicago and detroit are falling in population, most cities are growing in population. People are moving into cities, not away from them as the author seems to suggest.

      • socalbeachdude

        Yep, which is why I put up the above numbers on the population of the US and comment above, and I also clarified that California’s population has grown by around 2,000,000 since 2010 and is now at about 39,800,000 which is well more than 10% of the US population.

        • jgibbsphd

          You and a few others seem to be unable to grasp the concept of dynamic population movements. While “overall” population numbers may very well increase do to illegal immigration, internal migration, etc, there is a certain amount of the existing state and city population that is moving out. I.e. 25,000 illegals and others move in and 15,000 move out.

          The author is discussing the internal populations that are moving out and why they are, because if things were really great, the exodus would be far less.

          like so many of your other posts, you lack vision of reality and the bigger picture and use information to present a distortion. “Statistics and lies”

          • socalbeachdude

            You are a few others appear to be totally UNABLE TO GRASP THE FACTS that the population in major cities in the US and California continues to GROW DRAMATICALLY and we now have more than 325 million people in America with nearly 40 million of them living here in beautiful California.

          • jgibbsphd

            As a PhD in Mathematics and Physics, I have no problem doing simple 3rd grade math in “overall” population expansion, but that is NOT what the author is reporting. The report is concerning the reasons current residents are leaving the cities instead of staying. Again a simple example for you to “try” to comprehend; 25,000 illegals and others enter, 15,000 current, and often, higher end residents LEAVE.

            Get the picture? Obviously not! LMAO

    • SnodtBlossom

      Mike’s article certainly holds no water in Tampa. Rents are skyrocketing! Blink too long and the apartment vacancy is gone. I’m moving to another part of the city to be close to my job.
      Cities have buslines and jobs.

      • chilller

        A Walmart dweller huh…maybe you’ll get lucky and find one of those fine men we see in photos wandering around in women’s underwear.

        • SnodtBlossom

          RIF (Reading is Fundamental)
          “stone’s throw from Walmart”

          • LIZ THE SHIZ

            a stoners throw from Walmart you mean

        • yea he goes by cinderella man for a reason.

      • greyprepper

        I thought you just bought a house. Weren’t you on here bragging about it for months on end? I must have you confused with someone else

        • SnodtBlossom

          I’m still shopping for one.. never said I bought. You like to make your crahp up.

      • LIZ THE SHIZ

        when you live in a cardboard box under the highway everything looks good

  • NARENDRA MODI KING of WORLD

    Well, NARENDRA MODI will take care of MOTHER EARTH and all HER EARTHLINGS

    • Mike Smithy

      How is that cash ban working out for you in India? I rest my case.

  • socalbeachdude

    Here in California, Nobody is “leaving the state in droves” at all, and California’s population has SURGED BY MORE THAN 1 MILLION over the past couple of years.

    California’s current population has dramatically increased to more than 39,849,872 people in 2017 from around 37,253,956 at the time of the last national census in 2010 which is an increase of around 2,500,000 people in those nearly 7 years and an increase of around 1,000,000 people since 3 years ago in 2014 when the population was around 38,800,000 people.

    http://worldpopulationreview.com/states/california-population/

    • greyprepper

      It’s those dam Mexicans

      • socalbeachdude

        All of California up until California (Alta California) was seized from Mexico by the United States around 1850 was all PART OF MEXICO and the land here was pretty much divided up into Spanish and then Mexican land grants for huge ranchos.

        California: From Spanish Land Grants To Today’s Paradise…

        Only about 170 years ago nearly all of California was comprised of Spanish and Mexican Land Grants which divided the State up into huge sprawling ranchos where cattle and sheep were raised and California as we know it today was called “Alta California” governed by Mexico.

        The Spanish and later Mexican governments encouraged settlement of Alta California (now known as California) by giving prominent men large land grants called ranchos, usually two or more square leagues. Land-grant titles (concessions) were government-issued, permanent, unencumbered property-ownership rights to land called ranchos.

        Devoted to raising cattle and sheep, the owners of the ranchos attempted to pattern themselves after the landed gentry of Spain. Their workers included Californian Native Americans who had learned to speak Spanish, many of them former Mission residents.

        Spain made about 30 grants between 1784 and 1821, and Mexico granted about 270 more between 1833 and 1846. The ranchos established land-use patterns and place names that are still in use in California today. Rancho boundaries became the basis for California’s land survey system, and can still be found on modern maps and land titles.

        Ranchos were partially based on geography, such as access to river water. Land development in the 20th and 21st century often follow the boundaries of the ranchos, and often retain the original name. For example, “Rancho San Diego,” an unincorporated ‘rural-burb’ east of San Diego, or “Rancho Bernardo”, a masterplan suburb in the city of San Diego.

        During Spanish rule (1769–1821), the ranchos were concessions from the Spanish crown, permitting settlement and granting grazing rights on specific tracts of land, while the crown retained the title. The ranchos, that is, the settlement by individuals of tracts of land outside presidio, mission, and pueblo boundaries, began in 1784, when Juan José Domínguez got permission from Spanish Governor Pedro Fages to put his cattle on the 48,000-acre (190 km2) Rancho San Pedro. The land concessions were usually measured in leagues. A league of land would encompass a square that is one Spanish league on each side – approximately 4,428 acres (1,792 ha). The Spanish and Mexican governments made a large number of grants from 1785 to 1846.

        It was not until the Mexican era (1821–1846) that the titles to the plots of land were granted to individuals. In 1821, Mexico achieved its independence from Spain, and California came under control of the Mexican government. The 1824 Mexican Colony Law established rules for petitioning for land grants in California; and by 1828, the rules for establishing land grants were codified in the Mexican Reglamento (Regulation). The Acts sought to break the land monopoly of the missions and also paved the way for luring additional settlers to California by making land grants easier to obtain. The Mexican Governors of Alta California gained the power to grant state lands, and many of the Spanish concessions were subsequently patented under Mexican law—frequently to local “friends” of the governor.

        The United States (US) declared war against Mexico on May 13, 1846. Action in California began with the Bear Flag Revolt on June 15, 1846. On July 7, 1846, US forces took possession of Monterey, the capital of California, and terminated the authority and jurisdiction of Mexican officials that day. Armed resistance ended in California with the Treaty of Cahuenga signed on January 13, 1847. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the war, was signed February 2, 1848 and California became a Territory of the United States. Between 1847 and 1849, California was run by the U.S. military. A constitutional convention met in Monterey in September 1849, and set up a state government. It operated for 10 months before California was admitted to the Union as the 31st State by the United States Congress, as part of the Compromise of 1850, enacted on September 9, 1850.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranchos_of_California

        • greyprepper

          Every last border on the map was drawn via conquest. Winner takes all!

          • socalbeachdude

            Very true. It has been all too long since the USA has expanded its contiguous territory and here in California we’re actually thinking about ANNEXING BAJA CALIFORNIA from Mexico. We now have a wonderful President, Donald Trump, who truly understands fine real estate and who is none too fond of the bad attitude exhibited towards the USA these days by Mexico.

            The world class golf courses that could be built in Baja California would be incredible along with exquisite housing developments, commercial, and retail space, and all the amenities that make California such an incredible paradise.

            A relatively short 7 day war with Mexico would likely get the job done and the USA could seize the entire area of Baja California from Mexico and combine it with the current State of California just like it seized the entire area of Alta California (present day California) back in the day in 1847 from Mexico. After getting rid of the few Mexicans by returning them to Mexico itself then real estate development could start under the laws of the USA versus Mexican laws which prohibit US ownership and and the benefits including tax revenues would be immense!

          • greyprepper

            I like the way you think!

          • socalbeachdude

            Thank you!!!

          • Spatial Memory

            Obviously. You’ve both been predicting collapses for the last 10,000+ point rally in DJIA. ROFL

          • greyprepper

            I have? That’s news to me.

          • greyprepper

            I have? That’s news to me.

          • Mike Smithy

            At the very least, Mexico should cede Baja to the USA as a token of compensation pursuant to accommodating their invading hordes.

          • Snowflake

            Baja Trump opening soon!

          • randy wellman

            those costs are incurred because we WILLINGLY let in all that want to come. stupid, stupid america(ns).

          • Mike Smithy

            Who is “we”? If you are referring to the politician’s of both parties, banksters, corporate America, the leftist media and the useful idiots, then you would be correct.

          • LIZ THE SHIZ

            BAJAHAHAHAH , Laughably false !!

          • Archie1954

            Such a foolish action would be totally illegal by international law and would earn the enmity of Mexico from that day forward. It is one thing to make enemies 8000 miles away but quite another to do it close to home!

          • socalbeachdude

            Why would the USA care at all? It attacks countries illegally and without any provocation all around the world. Why not do it close to home and stop the greatest enemy of the USA – Mexico?

          • Archie1954

            “The greatest enemy”? Are you sure?

        • FirstGarden

          Thus ended the Enchilada Empire.

        • Stuey

          The USA also paid 15 million to Mexico for the land after the war, which was half of what the USA offered them before the war. Mexico should have taken the offer and avoided war. The USA also assumed 3.25 million in debt that Mexico owed US citizens. Considering Mexico had already been defeated in the war, the USA was generous to give them any amount of money.

          • LIZ THE SHIZ

            the art of the deal !!

          • The ‘art’ of the con-job.

        • BS1986

          The goal isn’t to hand it back over to the Mexicans you idiot.

    • funkymonkey123

      I wouldn’t say nobody. Even though the mainstream media is spinning a narrative that it’s only the uneducated poor who are leaving CA, there are a lot of productive and entrepreneurial people leaving the overrated, overcrowded, and overpriced places like SF and LA for other parts of the country. Quite possibly more of those types are leaving than they are being replaced with. There aren’t reliable sources of data on this, so we have to rely on instinct.

      Nobody but coastal California stake and bag holders care about the overall population surges by whatever aggregate number. A million flies will flock to a heap of dung as well.

      • socalbeachdude

        Far more people are coming in and want to live in Beverly Hills than are leaving which is why property prices continue to soar upwards and that is true all up and down the beautiful coast of California.

    • BS1986

      HAHA I left and never looked back place is a garbage dump.
      Your number rising are cause of the illegal Mexicans-wake up.

    • Jason Samuelson

      Alright dude, we get it, you’re completely convinced that Disneyland will never close…good luck to ya..

      • disqus_AuGvQIPcpF

        I dunno if it’ll close or not but the fam & I went o Disneyland in early Feb and it was jam packed. I can’t believe so many peeps are willing to pay over $100 per person to get in there and stand in line all day. But we did!
        Bought way overpriced food and drinks too.
        And I’m still already saving money to do it next Feb also!

  • greyprepper

    Looks like the author is no longer urging people to prepare for hard times. He knows it’s too late.

    • David

      I agree. Michael is done preaching about prepping he is now more focused on bracing for impact.

      • Spatial Memory

        The impact to the “doomsday” prepper nuts has been the protracted decimating 10,000+ point rally in DJIA and key indicies.

        • greyprepper

          What you call “doomsday prepping” was just plain common sense for most of human history. It’s only been in the last century or so that people have begun to live like domesticated pets, getting food and water from their masters dishes day-to-day whilst having no idea how to care for themselves in the real world.

          I’m sorry the stigma of the word offends you. Would you find it more appealing if I called it “green living” or a “back to the earth” movement?

          • JC Teecher

            Yep, there are now reportedly, 75 million recipients on Medicaid.

          • disqus_AuGvQIPcpF

            No.

            Per their website
            Total Medicare beneficiaries 46.3 million

            • Aged • 55.3 million

            • Disabled • 9.0 million

    • K2

      There is no civil war. Thousands are moving into cities also…not just out of them. He left that part out. The author is under tremendous pressure from prepping companies to peddle doom and gloom so people buy prepper gear. They sponsor his site, look at the side panels on this website. (i dont blame him, i would have probably done the same if i was in his position)

      People are pissed off at the politicans true. but this phenomenon exists in every country not just in the states. There is no financial apocalypse, US is still being able to pay off the interest on its debt. And will continue to pay off.

      As for retail sales, retail sales are actually rising year over year in the US.

      • greyprepper

        Good thoughts. I’m sick of the drama over the retail “apocalypse”. It’s called Amazon. You can buy stuff way cheaper and have it delivered to your door rendering 99% of retail outlets irrelevant. And last I checked, their shares are sitting around $830!

        • socalbeachdude

          And Amazon shares are now worth even 10% of what they are trading for and are headed to an enormous crash as they have practically no profits relative to revenues and that has always been the case with Amazon.

    • SnodtBlossom

      Happy days are here again!
      The skies above are clear again,
      Let us sing a song of cheer again,
      Happy days are here again!
      Altogether shout it now,
      There’s no one who can doubt it now,
      Let us tell the world about it now,
      Happy days are here again!
      Your cares and troubles are gone
      There’ll be no more from now on!
      Happy days are here again!
      The skies above are clear again
      Let us sing a song of cheer again
      Happy days are here again!
      So long sad times, go long bad times,
      We are rid of you at last;
      Howdy gay times, cloudy gray times
      You are now a thing of the past.
      Happy days are here again!
      The skies above are clear again
      Let us sing a song of cheer again
      Happy days are here again!
      Your cares and troubles are gone
      There’ll be no more from now on!
      Happy days are here again!
      The skies above are clear again
      Let us sing a song of cheer again
      Happy days are here again!

      • greyprepper

        I’m happy. 🙂

      • Realist

        They’re coming to take me away Ha Ha
        They’re coming to take me away ho ho he he ha ha
        To the funny farm
        Where life is beautiful all the time,
        And I’ll be happy to see those nice young men In their clean white coats
        And they’re coming to take me away ha ha
        To the happy home with trees and flowers and Chirping birds and basket weavers who sit and Smile and twiddle their thumbs and toes
        They’re coming to take me away Ha Ha Ha
        They’re coming to take me away ho ho he he ha ha
        To the loony bin with all you can eat Prescription drugs like thorazine, and lithium, And electric shock and insulin
        They’re coming to take me away Ha Ha ho ho he he ha ha ho ho he he ha ha ho ho he he ha ha. . .

        • LIZ THE SHIZ

          love that tune, it’s constantly playing in Snodt’s head

      • LIZ THE SHIZ

        thank you Franklin Dunonno Snodtavelt

      • bc

        Keep drinkin’ that kool-aid !!

  • Mike Molyneaux

    “‘Come, my people, flee from Babylon, the Great City, so that you will not share in her punishments….the merchants of the earth grew rich from her…….Woe to you, great city! In one hour your doom has come!’” – Jeremiah 51:45: Revelation 18:3-10. Money makes the world go round and money must be distributed around as widely as possible to make the world a better place for everyone. People who love power say that money must be concentrated in the hands of a few to prevent money being wasted and squandered. Concentrating money in the hands of a few is to concentrate power in the hands of a few. Power corrupts those who wield it. Powerful corrupt leaders are tolerated by the public who trust them when they promise them more money in future. Commoners even trust money-loving leaders who swindle and squander public money on their own private assets, escapades and pleasures, who allow bankers to do the same and who also financially reward civil servants and officials who work most closely with their bosses and their private affairs.The love of money is the
    root of all kinds of evil.

    • greyprepper

      We no longer elect representatives in this country. We anoint Kings and Queens instead and worship them like gods. Sickening.

      • socalbeachdude

        That has never changed since the dawn of time!

      • FirstGarden

        Taxation without Representation.
        Deja vu.

    • SnodtBlossom

      Mike’s article certainly holds no water in Tampa. Rents are skyrocketing! Blink too long and the apartment vacancy is gone. I’m moving to another part of the city to be close to work.

      • James Staten

        1 Corinthians 15:1-4

      • Realist

        Get your finger off the self destruct button!

  • ALWAYSTOMORROW

    At the current rate, Cook county Illinois will have a population of zero in 79.4 years.

    Problem solved.

    • Mike Smithy

      Unfortunately, the migration only makes the problem worse.The Lib-tards spread like invading cockroaches bringing their entitlement attitude with them.

    • JC Teecher

      That is why Illinois is now proposing the legalization of manufacturing of marijuana, while imposing a hefty tax on the product.

      I can see it now…pot heads hitch hiking on the interstates with signs…”Illinois or Bust”.

  • GSOB

    Nixon made it so the U.S. dollar was supported by the planet’s incredible thirst for oil.

    • Mike Smithy

      That is about to change as the days of the petro-dollar are coming to a close. Why do you think the Democrats are beating the drums of war targeting Russia.

      • GSOB

        We could very well be nearing the end of the 40-plus year run of the petrodollar

        • Mike Smithy

          Yes, I believe so. When it does, it will be the catalyst for hyperinflation in the USA.

        • socalbeachdude

          It never existed and is totally irrelevant.

          • Spatial Memory

            Put down the mirror. Rotflmao

          • GSOB

            You are in total denial.
            Just because you think more highly of yourself than you ought to,…. it does not mean therefore, that the Petrodollar never existed.
            You obviously have not accounted responsibly enough for it.
            This is not really covered by the MSM.
            Once the reserve currency is changed, your hearing is then way to late.
            Ah, that oil…. that precious oil….

          • socalbeachdude

            Nope, but YOU sure are in TOTAL DENIAL as the so-called “petro dollar” never existed and LESS THAN 5% OF THE GLOBAL TRADE IN DOLLARS HAS ANYTHING AT ALL TO DO WITH OIL whereas 95% of the use of the dollar in the US and globally has nothing whatsoever to do with oil.

            There is no other currency at all that can even remotely challenge the US dollar as the global reserve currency and the US dollar is used in more than 83% of all global transactions and will be for the foreseeable future.

      • socalbeachdude

        There is no such thing as the “petro dollar” and never was any such thing.

        The so-called “petrodollar” is irrelevant – Steve Saville

        A recent article posted at Casey Research trumpets the view that the petrodollar system is on its last legs and that when it dies — quite possibly in 2017 — it will be a massively disruptive event for the US economy and the financial world, leading to an explosion in the gold price. The reality is that the so-called “petrodollar” is probably not about to expire, but even if it were the economic consequences for the US and the world would not be dramatic.

        According to the “petrodollar system” theory, an agreement was reached in 1974 between the governments of the US and Saudi Arabia for the Saudis to do all of their oil transactions in US dollars and influence other OPEC members to do the same. In return, the US government vowed to support and protect the Saudi regime. Also according to this theory, the US economy benefits because the pricing of oil in US dollars creates additional global demand for US dollars and US assets.

        The agreement might have happened, but there is no good reason that it would still be in effect. Considering the popularity of the US dollar in global trade and the size of the US economy, an agreement between the Saudi and US governments would no longer be required to entice the Saudis to price their oil exports in dollars. It would be inconvenient for them to do otherwise.

        In any case, even if the “petrodollar” agreement happened and remains in effect to this day it would not be of great importance. The reason is that the international trading of oil accounts for only a minuscule fraction of international money flows.

        http://www.24hgold.com/english/news-gold-silver-the-petrodollar-is-irrelevant.aspx?article=10558437950H11690&redirect=false&contributor=Steve+Saville&mk=1

      • JC Teecher

        Yessiree bubba. The move off the Petrodollar has been in the works for a couple decades now.

        China has been silently positioning themselves with refineries during the world chaos over 9-11, and terrorism.

        Without actually researching since over a year ago, I think the number of China owned refineries around the world has jumped to near 20+.

        With their influence and US $$, China can acquire all the oil they need via Russia, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. Once they have all the contracts in place, the switch from the petro$ to Yuan can take place virtually overnight.

        That could be the very catalyst that throws the US economy into the trash bin of history.

        • Omni Investor

          Such a collapse in the petro dollar system would fulfill my grand strategy that would be executed in such a case, which consists of:
          Selling 500 lots of USD (USD$100000/lot) short against yuan (CNY);
          Selling a total of 500000 shares of various U.S. oil stocks short;
          Buying 250000 shares of Chinese stock (oil and other sectors);
          Trade credit default swaps when oil companies default on debts issued for exploration, as they become unprofitable;
          Purchase gold during tumultuous times, also gold ETFs, and long commodity futures. When/if milk skyrockets, I seek to profit.
          Buy long on interest rate derivatives;
          etc.
          You must not think in lazy intuitive thought patterns; that is the the main creator of poor people.
          It is known that conventional thinkers fail when expanding beyond the basics of investing.

    • socalbeachdude

      Nope. The US dollar is not in any way supported by oil and never was and never will be. It is supported by the current and future assets and current and future labor and productivity of the American citizens.

      • Spatial Memory

        Put your head back in the sand.

        • Realist

          Take yours out.

        • socalbeachdude

          I have no interest in having my head where YOURS always is!!!

  • J.j. Cintia

    Gee its like they really don’t like diversity. In fact its EXACTLY LIKE THAT. Bad schools, poor infrastructure and out of control debts. That’s what diversity really means.

    • Mike Smithy

      DIVERSITY IS PERVERSITY.

      • FirstGarden

        In Hell-A, diversity is a big bottle of White-Out.

  • R.C. Gerber

    With the exception of a belief in Jesus Christ, there is no place to hide.. trying to is ludicrous.

  • socalbeachdude

    ‘People aren’t spending’: stores close doors in ‘oversaturated’ US retail market

    Boarded-up shops are a common sight in cities across the country as Macy’s, Sears and JCPenney struggle and Credit Suisse downgrades the retail sector. Canal Street was never a high-end retail experience. But, like many streets in New York City and in cities across the US, it is becoming increasingly desolate.

    Boarded-up stores line the thoroughfare that bisects much of lower Manhattan. Many stores that are still open for business also display signs that read “for lease” or “for rent”.

    “It’s not Trump,” said one downcast store-owner recently. “It’s not the economy. Something else is happening. People aren’t spending.”

    Richard Hayne, chief executive officer of Urban Outfitters, equated the woes facing retail in 2017 to the housing market of 2008. Hayne traced the problems to over-expansion in the 1990s and early 2000s, noting that the US now had six times the retail space per capita of either Europe or Japan.

    “The US market is oversaturated with retail space and far too much of that space is occupied by stores selling apparel,” he said, anticipating that retail retrenchment would continue “for the foreseeable future and may even accelerate”.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/26/us-retail-stores-market-macys-sears

  • CJW

    One thing I don’t understand is why anyone would want to move to Idaho. Isn’t that right over by yellowstone super volcano? Also, people trusting in themselves won’t be able to do anything to survive what is coming on this world. Only God can deliver one through what is coming.

    • Carl

      “Only God can deliver one through what is coming.” God cannot intervene as that would take away free will.

      • Voice Over

        Well, I wouldn’t say ‘cannot’… more like ‘won’t’.

        God makes the Law, then it’s up to us. He is not sitting on our shoulder, telling us what to do (that’s ‘conscience’, not God)

        We’re not doing a very good job. That’s why we find ourselves in this Kali Yuga: the Iron Age of Ignorance

        The worst is yet to come.

        Enjoy!

  • socalbeachdude

    Thousands of people out of more than 325,000,000 people in the US really aren’t of any statistical significance.

    • Spatial Memory

      History as a benchmark when you suggest no statistical significance is often EXTREMELY KEY DATA.
      Jmho

      • socalbeachdude

        Another mindlessly clueless comment from you!

    • SnodtBlossom

      Census shows big U.S. cities continue to grow USA TODAY May 2016
      All but one of the nation’s 20 largest cities saw their population grow last year, with metropolises like Austin, Denver and Houston among those seeing the most significant growth, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday.

      With the exception of New York City, each of the 15 cities that gained the greatest number of people between 2014 and 2015 were in the South or the West.

      Overall, growth in the nation’s biggest cities slowed to a five-year low of 1.03% for the last year, but the growth rate is still nearly double the average annual growth rate of 0.56% that cities saw from 2000-2010, noted William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution in Washington.

      “We’ve seen there’s been a decline in the growth level of some cities, but it’s still the case that cities are growing rapidly in this decade compared to last decade,” Frey said. “I’m not ready to write off the decade of the cities.”

      Denver, with a population of 682,545, moved up two places to become the country’s 19th largest city. The Mile High City saw 2.8% population growth over the last year, a bigger percentage increase than any other large U.S. city. The city has an unemployment rate that is hovering around 3.3%, but also a hot housing market where affordable housing is becoming increasingly difficult to come by.

      “It’s like a gold rush in Colorado,” said Kelly Brough, president and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.”People want two things as they make a decision of where to live these days. They want a good job and they want a great quality of life. Back in my day, you would have been willing to sacrifice quality of life for a good job. Today, I think this generation is saying, ‘No, I want both.'”

      Seattle, which added more than 15,000, residents last year, moved up two spots to make it the nation’s 18th-biggest city.

      New York City, with a population of more than 8.5 million residents, gained 55,000 people in the year that ended July 1, 2015, the biggest increase in raw population among any city. The bulk of the growth in New York took place in the Queens, Brooklyn and Bronx boroughs.

      Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city, added more than 40,000 residents over the last year, while Los Angeles, the second biggest city in the country, added 34,000 people.

      Several big cities and suburbs in Texas saw some of the greatest growth last year. The state had five of the eight cities that saw the biggest increase in number of residents (Houston, San Antonio, Fort Worth, Dallas and Austin).

      And the fittest city in the U.S. is …
      The greater Austin metro area now has more than 2 million people and grew by 3.7% last year, more than any metro area in the country.

      There were exceptions. Of the 82 biggest cities in the country, which account for a cumulative population of more than 59 million people, 11 cities saw population declines, according to the Census Bureau data. Detroit, which lost more than 3100 residents, saw the biggest population decline and fell from being the 18th biggest U.S. city to the 21st.

      Chicago, which had seen its population grow by more than 25,000 residents between 2010 and 2014, saw its population fall by nearly 2900 residents last year.

      The bleed in Chicago, which has seen its credit rating plummet as it is weighed down by a mountain of debt and $20 billion in underfunded public workers’ pensions, extends to the suburbs. Overall, Cook County, which contains Chicago and the older suburbs, lost about 10,500 people in 2014-2015.

      Data released in March also showed slight population declines in suburban Lake and DuPage counties, but increases in Chicago’s exurbs.

      “Though these patterns are still a far cry from those during the pre-recessionary period, when Chicago lost a significant amount of population and the outer suburbs boomed, they do reflect an end to more rapid city than suburban gains,” Kenneth Johnson, a senior demographer at the University of New Hampshire, wrote in a research note.

      • socalbeachdude

        Yep, 100% correct, SB.

      • P. Hertz

        5.2 million in Cook County. So, 10k is statistically insignificant.

        • jim_robert

          Not when you calculate the yoy rate of population growth nation-wide. Jan. 5, 2016, at 4:05 p.m., the U.S. entered 2016 with an estimated population of 322,762,018 according to an end-of-year estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau, meaning that we added more than 2.4 million people to the population over the course of the year.

          This needs to be added to the delta.

          I suggest you either take a basic math course, or show some intellectual honesty

    • George W Hill Jr

      dude ask your self when $ goes to zero …what will you use for money? If your in a big city you are dead…

      I have calculated we will lose some 80 % to 90% of the current pop…at best … could be as high as 97%
      1% rich who have pm 1 % that have PM … ! % lucky know that in the old USA … the is less than 1 % that have any PM to speak of …one hose out of one hundred might survive…

      that is all that will/can be used () ..if you have silver their will be a transaction … with out it PM … all that is left is force… so customer or enemy .. your call.

      • socalbeachdude

        What utter nonsense. The US dollar is by far the single most important currency in the world and is used in more than 83% of global transactions and has gone up about 20% in value on the DXY over the past 3 years and will continue to rise as the GLOBAL DEFLATIONARY SPIRAL in commodities and other goods intensifies.

        As to metals, they are JUST COMMODITIES and have no use as currencies whatsoever and will plunge just like all other commodities with gold headed towards and to its mean of $456 per ounce and silver headed towards and to its mean of $8 an ounce before both heading lower.

        You will, however, be able to use your legal tender 1 oz. gold American Eagle for its FACE VALUE of $50 to purchase groceries or other goods in the US economy and that value will never decrease from what is stamped on it and you can use your 1 oz. silver American Eagle just the same for its face value of $1!

        • Spatial Memory

          Meanwhile gold continues higher headed to 1330+ short term and Treasuries again higher – most CONSECUTIVE accumulation days in nearly nine months began when your imminent pummeling predictions began week and half ago. BRILLIANCE. ROFL

          • socalbeachdude

            Over the past nearly 6 years since September 05, 2011, gold has plunged around 35% and will be rapidly headed back to its mean of $456 per ounce and then headed lower as the GLOBAL DEFLATIONARY SPIRAL intensifies. Silver during that same time has plummeted about 70% from its manic speculative high of $50 per ounce (which it first reached 37 years ago way back in 1980) and will be headed towards and to its mean of $8 per ounce.

          • Spatial Memory

            Short some find out how it works. ROFL

          • socalbeachdude

            Crazed stupid manic speculators will get slammed in the current metals markets.

          • Spatial Memory

            Guess who markets (Price Discovery Mechanisms) have PROVEN crazed and stupid- beyond any doubt?

            Hint: Look homeward.

            🙂

          • jim_robert

            Spatial, he’s some shill. His name “Beach dude” says it all. Probably not worth debating

          • Archie1954

            The US dollar has been so debased by constant floods of new dollars being created from nothing, that it will crater as soon as any major nation decides that enough is enough. Once the dollar is replaced by other currencies as the reserve currency, the US empire will implode. Not soon enough to my mind!

          • socalbeachdude

            Laughably false. The total M1 money supply in the US is only $3 trillion and only $1.3 trillion of that is printed currency. This is confirmed by the Federal Reserve H.3 report:

            http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h3/current/

            M2 which includes M1 plus savings balances is only around $13. None of the QE funds increased the money supply at all but only served to increase the MONETARY BASE with 100% of those funds remaining inside the Federal Reserve.

            That LITTLE BIT OF MONEY supports the largest economy in the world which is now an $18 trillion a year economy.

            The entire $3.6 trillion of Federal Reserve QE funds has ALWAYS REMAINED INSIDE THE FEDERAL RESERVE in the reserves accounts of the member banks from whom the Federal Reserve purchased securities with more than $2.5 trillion in the EXCESS RESERVES accounts of those banks.

            Money Stock Measures – H.6

            http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h6/

          • Archie1954

            And that’s supposed to be quantitative easing?

          • socalbeachdude

            Soaring Trump dollar risks global trade war and China currency crisis, warns Posen

            The world’s leading currency institute is bracing for a dramatic rise in the US dollar as the Federal Reserve rushes to tighten monetary policy, setting the stage for a protectionist showdown and a fresh debt crisis in emerging markets.

            Adam Posen, president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, said investors have badly misjudged the confluence of forces at work in Washington.

            They wrongly assume that fiscal stimulus will come to little under Donald Trump, and are equally wrong that Janet Yellen Fed’s will remain dovish as the US nears full employment.

            “The Fed is going to be far more aggressive than people think. Our view is that there will be three to four more rate rises this year,” he told The Telegraph.

            http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/04/11/soaring-trump-dollar-risks-global-trade-war-china-currency-crisis/

          • *LOL* Your dollar has lost 97% of it’s purchasing power in about 100 years. Do you think it’s going to keep going STRONG? What will you use to buy food, assuming there is some, after the dollar is worthless; here in about a week or so? Maybe you can use sand, ‘Beach Dude.’

          • socalbeachdude

            That is an absolutely false and an extremely stupid assertion. Nearly everyone from 100 years ago is now dead and they were paid a tiny miniscule fraction of what people are paid today.

            As to the value of the US dollar over the past 100 years…

            No, the dollar did NOT really lose 95% of its value since 1913

            Let us take at the period from 1913-2006, where we have complete data. So what do they mean, when they say the dollar lost 95.1% of its value in those 93 years? Essentially, an average good/service that cost $1 in 2006, used to be priced at 4.9 cents in 1913. In other words, the average price level of goods/services increased by 1930% since 1913. True, but guess what, average earned income increased by 6560% during the same time period. Average earned income rose from $740/yr in 1913 to $49,300/yr in 2006. Adjusting for inflation, $740/yr in 1913 is $15,000/yr in 2006 dollars. Average incomes, not only kept pace, but beat price inflation by 230%.

            So does it make any sense all to say the dollar lost value? In reality, the REAL purchasing power of the average American, has increased by 230% in the past century. Sure, prices were cheap in 1913, but $740/yr doesn’t buy you a whole lot, not anymore than 15,000/yr today.

            http://realfactbias.blogspot.com/2012/02/no-dollar-did-not-really-lose-95-of-its.html

          • socalbeachdude

            All currencies are backed by the current and future assets and current and future labor and productivity of the citizens of the issuing country and the US is by far the largest single country economy in the world with an $18 trillion GDP with no other country even coming close.

            There is no other currency that can even begin to challenge the supremacy of the US dollar.

            As to “tangible” stuff (thingies) all of the assets purchased by the US dollar including all of the goods and services in the economy as well as all commodities which are all priced in US dollars and the total value of all of those thingies adds up to vastly more than the total amount of dollars in the broadest M2 measure of the US dollar which is only about $13.5 trillion US dollars in US banking institutions. The total value of all household assets alone in the US now exceeds $92 trillion based on current valuations.

        • BS1986

          THe US Dollar wont make it to 2025

        • jim_robert

          “Beach dude” indeed. Listen to this guy and you will get what you deserve.

          Incidentally, Dude, part of the reason for AU and AG I’ll bet you can’t distinguish between the two, right?) is that they are fungible (another word I’ll bet you don’t know), and have been used as currency by very diverse cultures around the world for thousands of years. It is true the USD is the reserve currency, aka the petro-dollar, and will be.. until it isn’t. Then, when they bring in SDRs, and the USD relative to SDRs makes the USD worth pennies in today’s purchasing power, you will wish you had PMs. But it will be too late. Of course, you will apparently be surfing somewhere.

        • You obviously don’t keep up on current events. I have to assume you watch network news, if any. Do a search on “Russia, China Gold,” or something similar. Also, many countries are getting their physical gold back to their countries because they know the dollar is about to fail.

          The world, and even all US citizens (except you), have lost faith in the US dollar.

          Gold and silver aren’t ‘currencies,’ they’re money for when the fiat, fake, scam ‘currencies’ collapse. They store value intrinsically. They’ve been used for thousands of years for trade. Every fiat money comes and goes. They all fail, the thieving warmongers in Washington are just expediting it. People will automatically accept gold or silver, just like they would accept food if they were hungry. I can GUARANTEE you that they wouldn’t accept any amount of US dollars for anything. Why would anyone?

          The dollar is merely an IOU coming from people no one trusts. After the US went off the gold standard, the economy, and country were doomed. With no limitation of having to have the gold to back the currency they print, deficit spending kicked into overdrive, and now it’s in hyperdrive. $20 trillion and counting!! You actually believe this can continue?

          All those years ago Germany tried to print (currency) their way out of their mess, but a wheelbarrow full of money wouldn’t buy a loaf of bread. I bet gold or silver would have gotten you anything that was available though.

          What do you think the gold confiscation of 1933 was about? This was planned long ago. We’re gonna be the biggest welfare state on the planet. Most people will probably consider WW3 a blessing, so they can end their misery.

          Fortunately, there’s probably a LOT of people like you, completely ignorant. You’ll be totally unprepared, and go quickly when there’s no McDonalds down the street. You’ll be trying to buy an apple for $5,000 and people will laugh at you. I think I’ll start now. *LOL*

          • socalbeachdude

            What totally false and utterly bogus stupid nonsense. Russia and China combined have about 25% of the gold owned by the US Treasury which is around 8,200 metric tonnes but even all of the US gold is worth LESS THAN $350 billion even at current market prices which is equivalent to about 3 months of the current US government federal deficit.

            Nobody has “lost any faith” at all in the US dollar which is used in more than 83% of all global transactions and the value of the US dollar is right around 100 on the DXY and will continue to rise going all the way up to perhaps as high as 164 and will soon be well over 110 on the DXY.

            Commodities are JUST COMMODITIES and that includes all fungible commodities such as gold, silver, copper, iron, and all of the other metals which are of MINISCULE VALUE relative to the currencies and economies of the world.

    • Rick

      I’d say surviving as significant.

    • Jason Samuelson

      Did it ever dawn on you that possibly there could be 10,20,50, or 1000 times that many people who want to move and get out of the cities but simply can’t because of financial or employment reasons? I’m one, I’m sure I’m not alone.

      • jim_robert

        I am, too. I am STUCK in the People’s Socialist Hellhole of Chicago because of retired socialist siblings who REFUSE to take care of a very elderly mother who still has a mentally handcapped son with her… while we both work full time. When she is gone, the house goes up for sale, and I will be added to that total above.

  • Stephen Taylor

    More alarmist nonsense. It does get jaded when I hear the same thing for the last 40+ years.

    • Spatial Memory

      Aversive salience issues kept many cowering and off balance since beginning of time. Balanced allocations seem prudent- just in case the world does survive his thousands of imminent doomsday predictions.

  • Spatial Memory

    TMV junk?
    🙂

  • Spatial Memory

    Qqq 50 day EMA 128.13. Russell 2k been below 50 day- IWM 136.18 breakaway gap at 127.72 – if bears can’t violate those levels with velocity and 1.3x avg volume them maybe not until after Q1 window dressing and reports booked.

    • socalbeachdude

      The stock markets are not about “bears” and “bulls” but are supposed to be PRICE DISCOVERY MECHANISMS where proper, reasonable, and sound fundamental price valuations are set. Nice to them return to that proper role!

      • Spatial Memory

        ROFL

        • socalbeachdude

          You just don’t “get it” at all, do you?

          • Spatial Memory

            I get it that bulls and bears are euphemisms for trends: uptrend, down trend, range bound. Bulls for uptrend as they attack upward, bear for downtrend as they attack downward. Those are MACHINATIONS within PRICE DISCOVERY MECHANISMS also known as exchanges.

            Your LUDICROUS misconceptions about common industry definitions and terminology is almost as comical as your HORRENDOUSLY ABSURD INACCURACIES at analysis and forecasting.

            ROFL

          • socalbeachdude

            Thank you for confirming QED that you absolutely DO NOT “GET IT” at all.

          • Spatial Memory

            Markets (PRICE DISCOVERY MECHANISMS) have CONTINUOUSLY CONFIRMED how much You DO NOT KNOW. Sorry for your continued losses.

            Why continue foisting such HORRENDOUSLY INACCURATE GUESSWORK? Your repertoire seems ABSURD. Jmho

          • socalbeachdude

            Markets in the US and globally are NOW PLUNGING and have been doing so for 8 days and will continue to do so as they revert to their means and as credit and money supplies continue to contract very sharply in the US and globally.

            Rest assured, though, that stock markets can only ever fall up to 100%!

          • Spatial Memory

            Your homespun hunches and notions are INCREDIBLY ABSURD capital markets (PRICE DISCOVERY MECHANISM) related COMEDY. Sorry for your losses.

          • socalbeachdude

            Your cluelessness and idiocy just never cease to amuse and amaze!

  • Cal

    You can escape only through Jesus Christ. Call on the name of the Lord and you shall be saved then repent. Salvation is the only route available to escape the coming tribulation and the clutches of evil.

  • df NJ

    The data is probably being fudged to give more power to non-liberal voting districts.

  • Mr.Cipher

    Is it going to be a Zombie Apocalypse? If so I’ll have to add a few things to my bug out bag.

  • FirstGarden

    Confucius say, “If everyone leave cities, you have cities in the country.”

    • FirstGarden

      “And cloudy their future is.”
      – Yoda

    • socalbeachdude

      Yep, wherever people congregate there will be cities!

  • randy wellman

    ” snivel war” would be a more appropriate name for what’s happening.

  • LIZ THE SHIZ

    FAKE NEWS GET YOUR FAKE NEWS REAS ALL ABOUT, PAPER MISTER IT’S FAKE NEWS

  • JC Teecher

    Michael brings up billionaires in his article, and I will be a little self-indulgent again, as i sometimes lean to, by bringing up an old billionaire acquaintance of mine from the year 2000.

    He was just on Fox News, as he has been several times over the past year or so. Ed Rensi, the ex CEO of McDonald’s is a clever man and has the Bureaucrats in DC pegged for what they are. He called them out for their lack of responsibility to the American people over this healthcare debacle. A billionaire that made it on his own. He started at McDonalds flipping burgers, and rose through the ranks to CEO, during the 80’s.

    I met him after he had retired from Mickey D’s, and we brushed elbows and shook hands while I was on his motor coach with his brother Sam, a good Christian friend of mine, that I used to shoot
    Sporting Clays with, back when they co-owned a Nascar racing team.
    Great weekend of racing, and I got to meet and sit with Dale Earnhardt at his motor coach, and talk Elk and Deer hunting for about 45 minutes, one on one. He is missed.

    I know of another billionaire that is a Christian, but he inherited his fortune in Florida. Still does a lot of Charitable work.

    I do wonder if they have bunkers?

    • socalbeachdude

      I’m sure they’d be much more interested in a gorgeous and spectacular lovely new home in Beverly Hills, California…

      California is as wonderful and beautiful as ever and is the absolute PARADISE of the United States. We have ALWAYS had long dry spells and long deluging wet spells as California’s basically a desert that sits on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. 10% of the entire population of the United States lives here in California and California’s economy is the largest in the US – by far – and is a $2.5 trillion economy in the overall $18 trillion US economy with the closest state being Texas with a $1.5 trillion economy.

      We have by far the best housing in the US and the world and a shining new example for sale in Beverly Hills list by Paris Hilton’s daddy’s RE firm is:

      LOVELY NEW GOLD HOME FOR SALE IN BEVERLY HILLS, CA…

      The Midas Mansion: Luxurious Beverly Hills mansion hits the market for a whopping $100 MILLION complete with gold Lamborghini, gold Bentley and a room stocked with 170 bottles of Cristal

      Built by developer Nile Niami and architect Paul McClean, the 20,500-square-foot Opus spec house is perched above Los Angeles.

      Located on the highly sought-after Hillcrest Road, the spectacular mansion, which is being called Opus, comes with a gold Lamborghini Aventador roadster and a gold Rolls-Royce Dawn inside the car museum that has room for a total of 10 vehicles to be displayed.

      The Opus, which is listed by Hilton & Hyland with listing agent Drew Fenton, comes complete with seven bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, as the property sits on one acre of land that offers jetliner views of Los Angeles from Downtown all the way to the Pacific Ocean.

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4246838/Beverly-Hills-mansion-hits-market-100MILLION.html#ixzz4ZMv6ZLkY

  • Bran Mak Morn

    You should read Alex Deacon about Prepping and Preppers and his websites and Forum and you should read about Silvio Gesell and Freiwirtschaft and Freiwirte and Bioregionalism and Prof. Margrit Kennedy about alternative currencies and money without intestes and usury and books of David Graeber about debts and you should read James DeMeo about Orgon Energy and Wilhelm Reich and Orgon(e) as Bio-Energy and universal life energy also called KI or CHI in China and PRANA in India…you call heal and make deserts green against with it and even make rain in desert regions and stop desertification…! And this will be very useful in future, and it wil even help you to stay healthy and become a stable Psyche and Psychology!

    • socalbeachdude

      Why would anyone want to read that kind of stuff?

  • socalbeachdude
  • socalbeachdude

    Huh? What is in any way even slightly incorrect about the facts that I stated?

  • socalbeachdude

    Decline of the town that coal built: 100 years after it sprang up to fuel the steel industry, attracting 10,000 residents from 38 nations, Lynch is home to just 650 people and struggles to survive

    Lynch, Kentucky, was a company-owned coal mining town that was built from 1917 to 1925 by the US Steel Corporation to produce their own coal for steel manufacturing.

    US Steel built a self-contained community around their mines in Lynch, which at its height in the 1940s became known as the ‘Cadillac’ of coal mining towns with 10,000 residents from at least 38 different nationalities.

    But as coal declined, so did Lynch. Today, Lynch is struggling to survive with a population of 649 and few jobs. The town turns 100 this year and residents are doing all they can to keep their town alive. A centennial celebration committee has organized events, some locals are trying to create new industries and people are even considering combining with nearby towns.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4332054/Lynch-Kentucky-turns-100-year-fights-survive.html

  • socalbeachdude

    Fading Trump rally threatened by rare contraction of US credit – Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Telegraph

    Credit strategists are increasingly disturbed by a sudden and rare contraction of US bank lending, fearing a synchronised slowdown in the US and China this year that could catch euphoric markets badly off guard.

    One key measure of US corporate borrowing is falling at the fastest rate since the onset of the Lehman Brothers crisis. Money supply growth in the US has also slowed markedly. These monetary and credit signals tend to be leading indicators for the real economy.

    Data from the US Federal Reserve shows that the $2 trillion market for commercial and industrial loans peaked in December. The sector has weakened abruptly as lenders tighten credit, especially for non-residential property. Over the last three months it has dropped at a rate of 5.4pc on annual basis, a pace of decline not seen since December 2008.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/03/26/sharpest-plunge-credit-since-financial-crisis-could-spell-disaster/

  • Hubertus Hauger

    Why are rich people interested in buying survival bunkers if everything is going to be just fine? Must be incidentally. They say we should´t worry. Who wouldn´t believe them?

    Anyway, not having such options, we have to stay where we are and make a stand against what is coming towards us.

    The high ranking are leaving the frontline. They told us, that they just left for a cigarette. However we mustn´t leave, or the front will collapse. And most of all, its forbidden. The would be desertion. Getting us to capital punishment. So each abides to his position. Like Custer said at his last stand: Its a good time to die!”

  • George W Hill Jr

    the rich can try to hide … will not do them any good … they will be found and then taken …or their guard will be their keepers … they guy with the gun will rule .. just too many armed hungry people for them to survive …and every one will be looking to kill them too …

    • socalbeachdude

      Laughably false and utterly bogus assertions. Anyone who tries to commit criminal acts with guns will be dealt with very harshly by law enforcement officials.

  • socalbeachdude

    Dow posts 8-day slide, longest since 2011, as Street weighs tax reform prospects

    http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/27/us-markets.html

  • George W Hill Jr

    Mike we are in it now … it will not be fast but a slow grind to the end from here… this is as good as the economy will ever be …its down from here on out…

    • socalbeachdude

      The US is the largest economy in the world and is an $18 trillion a year economy with a population of 325 million people. What part about that do you not comprehend?

      • Spatial Memory

        The EU is the largest economy in the world. Although growth is projected to be slow, the EU remains the largest economy in the world with a GDP per head of €25 000 for its 500 million consumers. The EU is the world’s largest trading block

        • socalbeachdude

          The EU is not a single country economy and none of the 28 (soon be be 27) countries in the EU has an economy that is very large at all. The most significant economy in the EU is Germany is only about $4.62 trillion which about 25% of the size of US GDP. The EU does have around 500 million people but is mired in a massive array of problems including very highest debt levels to GDP in a number of its countries including major countries such as Italy and is facing major uncertainty as to whether it can even continue as a Union.

          • Spatial Memory

            Largest single country economy is China.

            China’s socialist market economy is the world’s second largest economy by nominal GDP, and the world’s largest economy by purchasing power parity according to the IMF, although China’s National Bureau of Statistics rejects this claim

          • socalbeachdude

            Laughably false. China’s economy is about HALF THE SIZE OF THE US ECONOMY with less than $10 trillion of GDP compared to the US $18 trillion of GDP and is the biggest financial wreckage in the world and is now coming collapsing down all over China.

            The People’s Republic of China has been the most egregious and unprecedented printer of money and creator of credit in the world and has increased their money supply by more than $30 trillion from less than $3 trillion over the past 10 years and is now mired in a debt catastrophe larger than the world has ever seen.

            EPICENTER OF GLOBAL FINANCIAL COLLAPSE IS CHINA

            China’s currency is set to tumble — and it’s not even Trump’s fault

            Jitters over China’s currency, which haunted markets in early 2016, are back — and it’s not just because of Donald Trump.

            The yuan will decline in 2017 for a fourth straight year as authorities tap into the central bank’s $2.998 trillion of foreign reserves to recapitalize an ailing banking system, according to a top expert on the country’s economy.

            Using the reserves to address banks’ troubled loans would leave less firepower for the central bank to intervene in currency markets and prevent a steeper slide in the yuan, said Diana Choyleva, chief economist at Enodo Economics in London, who has been covering China for 16 years and wrote a book on the country in 2011.

            Such a depreciation would likely rattle global markets: In early 2016, investor anxiety about a possible yuan devaluation sent the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index down 5.1% in a single month. Since mid-2014, China has burned through almost $1 trillion of its reserves to keep the currency from falling faster. Last month, they fell below the psychologically important threshold of $3 trillion for the first time in almost five years.

            “The big difference between 2017 and 2016 is that there’ll be a lot more policy action and as a result a lot more volatility, affecting not only China’s own markets but having a global impact,” Choyleva said in an interview. “The worry about China debt will come back in force, and that is just likely to raise risk aversion.”

            http://finance.yahoo.com/news/chinas-currency-set-tumble-not-144400075.html

          • FirstGarden

            Well, right or wrong, you definitely get the crown for run-on sentences.

            But I do appreciate them.

          • socalbeachdude

            Thank you!

          • Spatial Memory

            Historic Crown for HISTORIC RUN ON INACCURATE MARKET GUESSES.

            CONGRATULATIONS!!!

          • Spatial Memory

            With all due respect, I will rely on IMF data vs your LUDICROUS homespun delusions. Rotflmao

          • FirstGarden

            Oh, another mud pie fight, I see.
            Pass the popcorn.

          • socalbeachdude

            China’s debt could cause economic disaster ‘worse than 2008’ – Express

            CHINA’S mounting debts are a huge cause for concern and could blow up into a financial crisis worse than 2008, experts have warned.

            The colossal country has seen its GDP to debt ratio soar to eye-watering levels, from 148 per cent at the end of 2007 to around 277 per cent at the end of 2016.

            Fears over China’s slowing economy triggered a huge stock market crash in 2015 and again at the start of last year.

            However, policymakers managed to ease fears with actions to prop up markets and the economy.

            At the end of last year, the Asian economy was growing by a bumper 6.8 per cent.

            But the expansion is being fuelled by spiralling debts.

            And its feared the economy could start to slowdown in the coming months, as actions by officials begins to fade.

            http://www.express.co.uk/finance/city/765847/financial-crash-China-debt-bubble-economic-disaster-2008

          • FirstGarden

            Well, they must know they’re on a train wreck course and that tracks will be falling out ahead. The Chinese may be foolish but they are not stupid. Could this be a massive money grab for military prep and gold reserves?

          • Spatial Memory

            In the real world China maintains both Current Account Surplus and Trade Balance Surpluses- something USA has not been able to accomplish since 1973.

            🙂

          • FirstGarden

            Interesting.

          • socalbeachdude

            The Chinese government cares very little about gold and holds less than 1,700 metric tonnes of the stuff which is worth only about $100 billion whereas they have created more than $30 TRILLION in their currency, the renminbi (RMB / yuan) over the past 10 years expanding their money supply from less than $3 trillion to now over $34 trillion.

  • PanamaRelocationTour

    I’m seeing an increase in people who just want to get out of the USA mess completely. They are fed up with political and racial tensions. More people are moving to Panama.

    • socalbeachdude

      Panama is a heavily USA influenced tiny country in Latin America with very little there there.

  • FirstGarden

    My own sense is that the radical Marxist left, after being temporarily (and frustratingly) staved off by the Trump phenomenon, will be coming back with an absolute vengeance – a tidal wave of a most vicious, militant fury. I have never seen such hate in my life; such vitriol. It is bigger than life. It is a spirit of mass deception; a certain spell from evil.

    They are shamelessly un-American , and openly treasonous. And the masses are stung, as by a giant scorpion, paralyzed with weakness, fear and political correctness.

    And you are right. Civil war is here.

  • robock

    Boast only in The Cross of Our Lord, Jesus Christ-St. John 14-6-PERIOD!

  • L Garou

    Stop the presses! Extra! Extra!
    People want to live with other people like them.
    It’s called culture. This mish-mash of basically forced diversity,
    is exactly that. A mish-mash.

  • bc

    Of course Mexico does not have a bad attitude toward the USA. They get to dump their trash (criminals, homeless, druggies, etc.) on us.

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  • walcon

    People today, especially in the cities, have lost their friggin minds! All they do is fight and steal and kill each other by rising numbers. Their only survival skill is at the point of a gun to take what others have- they have no idea how to make what they need or how to find it. They are not self dependent at all- they rely on others skills- in other words helpless.
    People like myself who have the knowledge and tools to build, repair or make almost anything are a rare breed- our survival is imperative for their future. Killing us off means certain failure. But they will be too dumb to know that.

  • BS1986

    Hopefully the illegals will go to the cities for protection and the liberals that cheer them will end up being their victims.

  • photonic

    Thanks Michael, the overall situation was assessed mostly correctly, about half right, but left out the most important issues, portents of national destruction. However, I do not think that even you understand the full complete picture of what is truly coming down on the US(Tribe of Manasseh, head tribe with Ephraim over the House of modern Israel). Recognizing and Understanding who and what the Keys of David(Rev 3:7, the second last era of the true Church of God who was to do the end time work of Matth 24:14, ended in 1986; the last era, the present era was to be dull and asleep and cozy about what is going now in regards to God’s work, and because of it will be mostly martyred to prove their Faith) are and their implication of who is who, and truly understanding the causes and effects, would reveal to you the full end of the era events and why; study Ezek ch 5 to 7, Duet 28 and many other scriptures pertaining to modern Israel’s soon coming destruction, invasion and slavery. Keep in mind that God quite often fulfills His prophetic Word in a duality principle,i.e. there is a former and a later fulfillment because of the same reasons, Rebellion, abominable sins and rejection of their Creator God, evident by the social, moral and degraded character of the nation as a whole and it’s individual citizens. God is patient, but He expects obedience to His laws, Commandments, and His statues and ordinances of civil living, and this has just not happened these last 200 years, and time has run out for Israel today just as it did about 3500 years ago.

    • socalbeachdude

      What utter nonsense. Your ancient history factoids have nothing whatsoever to do with the political or financial situation in the USA at all.

  • Cheyenne

    LOL

  • douglas gray

    Here in Los Angeles, our survival is totally dependent upon the thousands of trucks that keep running. Read “When the Trucks stop Running.”

    • socalbeachdude

      No, we are not dependent on trucks running at all in the County of Los Angeles.

  • Pete

    What are people moving out of Detroit, cleveland, Baltimore, etc?

    Too many blacks?

  • Gay Veteran

    “…Obama, for as sukky as he was, DID boot out more illegals from here than all four of his immediate predecessors….”

    was was the net result? did more enter than were booted out?

  • thegeorgespyman

    America wasn’t built by people who ran away. It was built by people who stood firm. To maintain America and the world for that matter we must stand firm as well. We arm ourselves with knowledge. We learn to discern the truth from the lie. We switch of the TV and roll up our sleeves and get to work educating those around us primarily the youth. We pray earnestly and often. We are in opposition to the powers and principalities of unfounded evil entrenched into the highest positions in the land. A nation addicted to pop culture cannot survive. If media icons and sports are your mantra, the nation is doomed. When asked what sport I follow, I answer the sport of kings world global domination. That is the ultimate game in God’s Eden. We were tricked away from the earthly kingdom. The ability to focus on the things that truly matter like The Federalist Papers or the geopolitical situation in the world are paramount to our survival. One of the most important fields of study is the intelligence history of the world. Regardless of the era you pick, the methodology is the same. We don’t teach our children these tricks in spite of the fact they reduce them to perpetual servitude and make them willing victims to wage wars of conquest for the true power structure that wields them, but the race goes to the swift after all. It is up to us to catch up. I would always recommend Bodyguard of Lies by Anthony Cave Brown. It is the intelligence history of WW2. There are numerous books on the cold war era and the agencies that have led us to the brink of the apocalypse. That is the stand.

    “Ignorance is the one crime still punishable by death. However, we are still empowered as our own judge and jury to alter our fate.”

  • bc

    Would you support me if I label Obama the biggest criminal of all !!! LOL

  • Lisa Sperling

    Cook County lost 66,000! I’m callin’ psy op. That a code number: multiple of 66!

    • disqus_AuGvQIPcpF

      lol

  • Archie1954

    Bunkers in the Northern Middle West are of no use whatsoever. Did you forget that the US ,Military parked all its intercontinental missiles there? That is a part of the US that will be duly saturated with nukes when they start flying!

    • disqus_AuGvQIPcpF

      Smart. And true. Why do so many forget or neglect this?

  • bc

    Anybody with 2 brain cells knows Obama is the biggest criminal politician known to man-kind. He tried to destroy America and continues to do it to this day.

  • bc

    As of today my comment has 24 up-votes. I notice you have ZERO ! You moron lib-turd ! LMAO !!! You need to get a real job, and quit this trolling..I doubt if George Soros is even paying you minimum wage !!

    • Archie1954

      I think trolling is a good thing because it allows people like you to set matters straight and enlighten the rest of us at the same time.

  • bc

    Snowflake , Can you prove any of your accusations ??

  • oh em gee, he did that for real? lol that too funny.

  • now its got “2” phony votes lol he is pacing himself better.

  • youre right he DIDNT just defend them. he didn’t say anything good about them at all. where is your brain picking that up from I wonder.
    btw there was no immigrant or refugee attack in twin falls, just go to snopes and see that a bunch of racists made that story up to get the locals mad against foreigners. The police verify that the story is wrong on many, many points, especially the ones you were hanging on to.

  • just curious, what native american tribe are you 100% descended from? I mean lets make sure your parents didn’t abuse any privilege by coming here vis a vis immigrating.

  • ad snopes too.

  • socalbeachdude

    What utter nonsense, dude.

  • bc

    Shut the hell up !

  • bc

    U R a lying b*tch. I suggest U call your local suicide hotline, before U do something really stupid.

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