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UNPRECEDENTED Shortages Of Ammo, Physical Gold And Physical Silver

Panic Button By John On FlickrAll over the United States we are witnessing unprecedented shortages of ammunition, physical gold and physical silver.  Recent events have helped fuel a "buying frenzy" that threatens to spiral out of control.  Gun shops all over the nation are reporting that they have never seen it this bad, and in many cases any ammo that they are able to get is being sold even before it hits the shelves.  The ammo shortage has already become so severe that police departments all over America are saying that they are being told that it is going to take six months to a year to get their orders.  In fact, many police departments have begun to trade and barter with one another to get the ammo that they need.  Meanwhile, the takedown of paper gold and paper silver has unleashed an avalanche of "panic buying" of physical gold and physical silver all over the planet.  In the United States, some dealers are charging premiums of more than 25 percent over the spot price for gold and silver and they are getting it.  People are paying these prices even though they are being told that delivery will not happen for a month or two in many cases.  Some dealers are feverishly taking as many orders as they can, and they are just hoping that they will be able to get the physical gold and silver to eventually fill those orders.  Personally, I have never seen anything like this.  If things are this tight now, what is going to happen when the next major financial crisis strikes and people really begin to panic?

The shortages and rationing of ammunition at gun shops all over America just seem to keep getting worse.  The following is from an article by a gun owner down in Texas named Brad Meyer...

If you’d like to see a normally sullen sales clerk chortle with derisive pleasure, just walk into just about any gun range, sporting goods store or mass merchandiser and try and buy a couple boxes of .22 ammunition.

Gun enthusiasts are up in arms about a nationwide shortage of ammunition. Handgun ammo in general is particularly difficult to find – and when you do find it, there are restrictions on the amount you can buy and how much you’re going to be paying for it.

While the list of hard to find ammo is long, .22 long rifle and 9mm handgun ammunition are particularly difficult to find in quantity. And the few places that have it are charging a premium rate and usually limiting purchases to one box, per person, per day.

Many gun owners try to find ammunition by going on the Internet, but things have gotten so tight that now any ammo that becomes available online is often gone within seconds...

There are websites where people across the country post links to where ammunition is available – and it sells out within seconds. Not minutes or hours – seconds.

Unfortunately, all of this demand is also driving up prices.  Just check out what Meyer says is happening to the price of standard .22 ammo...

The demand is driving up the cost of ammunition. Six months ago, standard .22 ammo – the most common type of bullet produced in the world – could be had in bulk for around five cents apiece. It is now going for 50 cents or more on some websites – and people are paying it.

But this shortage is not just affecting private citizens.  According to Newmax, police departments all over the nation are dealing with ammo shortages unlike anything that they have ever seen before...

Sheriff Anthony DeMeo of Nye County, Nev., was told his department’s regular order of 50,000 rounds could take up to a year to arrive.

“This is the first time ever I’ve heard that there’s a problem with a law-enforcement agency getting ammo for their agency,” DeMeo told The Las Vegas Sun.

These departments are not alone. Law enforcement agencies in Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Arizona, and Georgia are among many that are having to limit how much they give their officers due to the shortage.

Could you imagine waiting for "up to a year" to get more ammunition?

A recent article posted on CNSNews.com had some more examples of police departments that are reporting that there is a massive wait to get more ammo...

Chief Pryor of Rollingwood, Texas says of the shortage:

"We started making phone calls and realized there is a waiting list up to a year.  We have to limit the amount of times we go and train because we want to keep an adequate stock."

"Nobody can get us ammunition at this point," says Sgt. Jason LaCross of the Bozeman, Montana police department.

LaCross says that manufacturers are so far behind that they won't even give him a quote for an order.

"We have no estimated time on when it will even be available," LaCross says.

This is insane.

What in the world could be causing such an ammo crunch?

Well, certainly the demand for guns and ammo has been trending up in recent years - especially since Barack Obama was elected.

But that doesn't fully account for the shortages that we are witnessing at the moment.

So what is going on?

Well, some people believe that the federal government is responsible.  It has been reported that they have signed contracts to purchase "up to" 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition.  According to Forbes, this amount of ammunition would be enough to fight a "hot war" in America for 20 years...

The Denver Post, on February 15th, ran an Associated Press article entitled Homeland Security aims to buy 1.6b rounds of ammo, so far to little notice.  It confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security has issued an open purchase order for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition.  As reported elsewhere, some of this purchase order is for hollow-point rounds, forbidden by international law for use in war, along with a frightening amount specialized for snipers. Also reported elsewhere, at the height of the Iraq War the Army was expending less than 6 million rounds a month.  Therefore 1.6 billion rounds would be enough to sustain a hot war for 20+ years.  In America.

Could this be a way that the Obama administration is trying to restrict the amount of ammo that gets into the hands of private citizens?

That is what some people are suggesting.

According to talk radio show host Michael Savage, the ammo contracts that the federal government has signed give them priority over all other purchasers...

What Homeland Security is doing here is they’re issuing a contract to buy up to that amount of ammo if they want it…

It’s a way to control the amount of market that’s available on the commercial market at any time.

If they go to the ammo manufacturers and say give me 50 million rounds, give me another 30 million rounds… if they periodically do this in increments, they’re going to control how much ammo is available on the commercial market.

As part of their contract it stipulates in there that when the government calls and says give us another quantity, that everything they make has to go to the government priority one before any of it goes to the commercial market.

So, if  they get nervous, all they have to do is use that contract that they have in place… and they just say ‘give us some more.’

So whenever the government wants to tighten the supply of ammunition, all they have to do is invoke their contracts and order more for themselves.

Meanwhile, Obama appears to be doing other things to restrict the amount of ammo that gets into the hands of private gun owners.

For example, there are reports that the Obama administration plans to use executive orders to greatly restrict the importation of ammo from overseas.

So if anything, the shortage of ammunition is only going to get worse, not better.

Meanwhile, the "panic buying" of physical gold and physical silver that we have seen lately has really run down inventories.

According to Reuters, demand has become so intense that the U.S. Mint has suspended sales of gold coins for the first time since 2009...

The U.S. Mint said it has suspended sales of its one-tenth ounce American Eagle gold bullion coins as surging demand after bullion's plunge to two-year lows depleted the government's inventory. This marks the first time it has stopped selling gold product since November 2009, dealers said.

At the same time, precious metals dealers all over the country are scrambling to meet the voracious demand that they have been seeing this month.  The following is an excerpt from a letter that the CEO of Texas Precious Metals recently sent out to his customers...

The physical silver market is, in a word, ugly. There is no telling at this point when mint inventories will return to normal, but you can be sure it will not happen within the next 8 weeks. Most dealers, at this point, are selling their current customer demand forward, meaning they are selling product they do not presently have, expecting to pull from future mint allocations. Consequently, future allocations will face pressure from today's demand. It is not my intent here to comment on the business practices of other companies, but I will say that no one can possibly predict future allocations at the time. The US mint, for example, releases its allocations weekly, and until then, dealers have no insight into allocation levels. Last week, we turned away business in excess of 100,000 ozs of silver because of stock depletion. However, we stand by the notion that it is better to lose a sale than lose a customer by delaying delivery two months (or more).

A similar thing is happening over in Asia.  According to the Financial Times, soaring demand has caused a shortage of gold at the Hong Kong Gold & Silver Exchange Society...

Haywood Cheung, president of the Hong Kong Gold & Silver Exchange Society, said the exchange had effectively run out of most of its holdings as members looked to meet a shortfall in supply amid rampant retail demand for gold products.

“In terms of volume, I haven’t seen this gold rush for over 20 years,” he told the Financial Times on Monday, adding that the exchange only had around twenty 1kg bars, and 100 five-tael bars left in its inventory. “Older members who have been in the business for 50 years haven’t seen such a thing.”

But most disturbing of all is what Jim Sinclair told King World News recently.  Apparently his friend went to get his gold out of a Swiss bank the other day and they refused to give it to him...

A person that I know with significant deposits in one of the primary Swiss banks, in allocated gold, wanted to take out his gold and was just refused on the basis of directives from the central bank....

They told him the amount was in excess of 200,000 Swiss francs and the central bank had instructed them not to do it because it has to do with anti-terrorism and anti-money laundering precautions.

I really wonder whether those are precautions or whether the gold simply isn’t there. Now you tell me that a London delivery has basically failed. It has to raise our suspicions that the lack of physical gold behind the paper gold is literally so severe that we are coming to understand that it is in fact not there.

The gold that people think is stored is not stored, and the inventory of the warehouses for exchanges may not be holding deliverable gold. There has always been speculation about whether or not the physical gold the US claims to store is in fact in those vaults.

The greatest train robbery in history might be all of the gold, and it would only be something like we have described above that would happen right before gold makes historic highs.

There simply is no gold behind the paper. One example is AMRO, a second is your example with Maguire, and a third is my dear friend who was refused his gold on the basis that its value was too high. Remember this friend of mine had his gold in an allocated account in storage at a major Swiss bank. I repeat, there is no gold.

So are we going to see more of this?

Will it soon become evident that there is simply not enough physical gold to cover all of the promises that the banks have made?

Jim Sinclair sure seems to think so.

In another interview, John Embry expressed similar sentiments to King World News...

This gets back to the tip of the iceberg when the Dutch Bank ABN AMRO came out and literally said that if you have allocated gold with us, you can’t have it.

That, to me, is a default, and it gets back to what Jim Sinclair related when one of his friends went to a Swiss bank and couldn’t get his allocated gold.  I mean that’s preposterous.  If it’s allocated it should be there, but it’s clearly not there.  I think this is the beginning of the end of the massive Ponzi scheme in paper gold.  I have been talking about this for some time, and it will have an enormous impact on future gold and silver prices.

When it becomes widely known that all of the people who think they own gold in fact don’t own gold, that it’s been hypothecated and re-hypothecated so many times that there are 100 claims for every single ounce of physical gold, that is when the prices of gold and silver will really go berserk to the upside, and at that point the shorts will have serious problems.”

If those that helped engineer the recent takedown of paper gold and silver were hoping to scare people away from physical gold and silver, then they failed miserably.  For even more on this, please see my recent article entitled "10 Signs The Takedown Of Paper Gold Has Unleashed An Unprecedented Global Run On Physical Gold And Silver".

All of this is just another example why I encourage people to get prepared while times are still relatively good.

Once disaster strikes, it may be too late to get the things that you need.

Right now there are a whole lot of people out there wishing that they had stocked up on ammo when it was much cheaper and much more readily available.

We are moving into a time when everything that can be shaken will be shaken.  Use the stability provided by the false bubble of economic hope that we are experiencing right now as an opportunity to get prepared.  The next major wave of the economic collapse is rapidly approaching and time is running out.

 

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  • Tim

    Will the Obama administration launch a preemptive war against Syria as a diversion to the economic collapse? We may find out very soon.

    • El Pollo de Oro

      Iran is another strong possibility. As Gerald Celente says, when politicians want to take your mind off the horrible economics, they take you to war.

    • cannuck21

      I pray that you are wrong yet the Government controlled media appear to be putting out more & more stories hinting that this may well happen. Prep now!

      • John Williams

        Gerald Celente predicted many things that didn’t happen, including a run on the banks in 2009.

        Just sayin’

        • stymie

          Better to be four years early than four hours late.

        • JustanOguy

          Which probably would have happened if the Mark to Market accounting rules were not changed in April of 2009.

          The changes allowed the Banksters to “estimate” the value of assets secured by loans and not have to report current value when home loans go into default.

          Mortgage backed securities were severely overvalued to save all of the pension funds, etc..

        • http://www.facebook.com/jwiitala Jeff Wiitala

          the run on the banks didnt happen in 2009 no…but they are happening NOW particularly in greece,cyprus and they will spread like a cancer.

          • Americanius

            Exactly Jeff. Precursors of things to come. There are $9.3 trillion in deposits in the US and only $1.18 trillion of currency in circulation. Even a small bank run would deplete the currency reserves in a matter of hours. With the Fed zero interest policy people are realizing that it’s safer to buy metals and lock it away than risk losing it all like the depositors on Cypress did. That is unless you were of the elite class and had been forewarned in time to move your assets offshore.

  • John Wheeler

    Just imagine what it will be like when it isn’t ammo or gold but wheat or milk that you have to wait two months to purchase….

    • Rodster

      Last night I went to my local Supermarket and to my surprise an 8pc box of fried chicken went from $7.59 to $9.30 in 1 week.

      • JustanOguy

        That’s a rip-off. Just bought some nice T-Bones for $5.99 a pound.

        I think whole chickens were $1.29 a pound. Just need to know how to cook!

      • Ayn Rand

        A guy on the last article mentioned surplus food stores, as did I. These places sell for really low prices, but make sure that the cans and boxes aren’t dented or unsealed. They have great prices, but you gotta be careful about what you buy.

    • markthetruth

      Don’t Wait Prepare now by wheat and powdered milk now ! That’s the message Micheal’s trying to put out there.

      there’s a Snow storm coming don’t wait until there’s 2ft. of Snow to decide you need a shovel.

      the end…

      • B T

        You can survive on wheat (with a hand grinder), iodized salt, honey and powdered milk. Water, of course. That gives you the basics. And if the wheat is nitrogen-packed in cans, it practically lasts forever, or until the cans rust through from the outside. Only the powdered milk needs to be cycled as it only lasts about 1 year or so in storage.

        • DiscouragedOne

          Evaporated milk gets you 3 years easy, why buy powdered?

    • Syrin

      Don’t imagine. EXPLAIN. The GARYS of the nation, a full 50+% of our society have been brain washed to believe being a parasite is a valid career choice, and that they are “entitled” to other people’s property. First they will kill their ghetto rich neighbor for his/her stuff then eventually spread out into the conservative world of guns and Bibles where they will be slaughtered en masse. As I have told GARY many times, this will be the liberal purge as there will not be any need for societal parasites and beggars in the post collapse society. Workers and producers will still be in demand, but they are the ones BUYING the gold, silver and ammo preparing for the zombie apocalypse/liberal purge.

      • English Kev

        I have many candidates around my flat for purging. Skinny toothless skanks with baseball caps. Let the fun commence.

      • Ralfine

        It’s the Donalds and Warrens who live off the work of others without getting their hands dirty themselves.

        And if they fail, they want to be bailed out by the tax payer.
        And if they go criminal, they want to have a golden handshake when leaving the company.

      • Kascha K.

        These dopey attempts to sound superior as a result of political affiliation, zip code, and/or race don’t actually impress. They make one look like a Tweedle, and remove all doubt that one has completely missed the point of the whole exercise, which was that one’s measurable value can never rely on comparison with someone else’s, but only on one’s actual deeds and contributions.

        Same reason why the people born into money are wrong in believing that makes them kings and you a useless peasant. Do you see how this works now? Finally? I certainly hope so because when it all goes down? If you are still dancing from foot to foot trying to find some artificial superiority for yourself in the way of people dealing with the problems that affect us all? You will then officially be part of that problem. And then you’ll probably be needing that Bible more than you ever dreamed.

        • Neil

          Thank you Kascha K, very well said.

        • Hammerstrike

          You are the one who brought race into this.

          Tell Syrin that when the Big One starts, you won´t look after preppers and their stuff cauz you didn´t bother to make your own preparations.
          Tell Syrin you are not a parasite, that you make a contribution to society and would be actually usefull in a post-disaster society.
          Is that too hard or simply too unbelivable?

        • Das

          Great post, just don’t underestimate the slugs and scum bags that only want to take what you have worked for

        • Syrin

          Hey moron. Reality is reality whether you make some blithering rambling statement or not. See, in the post collapse world, my medical knowledge will be in high demand. My friend who is a master carpenter will be in high demand. The guy who cuts my lawn is a former marine, and will be welcome into my home because he will be in high demand. You blithering idiot liberal welfare check collectors CONTRIBUTE NOTHING ! Might as well be string theory to you.

          • DiscouragedOne

            My husband is not a Doctor but he knows so much about so many things he will have immense value if tshtf. As for me, I have a few good skills. One I think is of value but I never see on any lists is hair cutting, will everybody have hair down to their ankles after tshtf?

    • B T

      Just imagine when there will be no milk or wheat to purchase. THAT is more likely. I look for the internet to go down just before the SHTF so that it will slow the spread of panic around the world.

      • Dman

        That’s why I’m making beer every weekend….soon all grains will be hard to get when SHTF

  • Rodster

    I think the purchase of ammo has to do with the Politicians knowing the end game. They know what’s coming when SHTF and they don’t want an angry armed population on the streets similar to what happened in Egypt.

    I recently purchased a 9mm handgun and I can’t find any ammo. So with a few gun shows coming up in my area i’ll have to pay the premium to get several boxes if that’s even possible at this point.

    I have no doubt that most of the alleged Gold has been rehypothecated many times over. So the point to take away from this article is that we are rapidly approaching the end game around the world.

    Just wait for several investors to get told, you can’t have your Gold. And once word starts to spread, that’s when panic will spread. At this point in time it doesn’t take much to create a spark.

    • K

      LuckyGunner, has it. Not cheap, but they have a good supply at the moment.

      • Rodster

        Thanks K !

    • Das

      Try armslist. Every now and then people will sell ammo for a fair price

    • chilller

      Gunbroker also has a good supply of ammo but like everywhere…it’s not cheap.

    • Dman

      I have 2 boxes for a 9mm…maybe I will stock up on arrows! :)

  • http://profiles.google.com/delevan.sean Sean Delevan

    It is very interesting how we have never heard another word from Rick Perry who was stating that he wanted the gold that belonged to Texas returned.

    At first there were arguments made that it would be too difficult to return the gold to Texas.

    Imagine that, we can transport the Space Shuttle across the country by flatbed truck but somehow there is no way to ship gold back to its rightful owner.

    I guarantee you if Perry would have pushed the issue he would be swimming with the fishes.

    Or as my loving father who smacked me in the face at 9 years old would say ” It’s sleeping with the fish you idiot, there is no such word as fishes”.

    Thanks Dad….

    • Das

      I had heard it would be too costly to ship it back. Cheaper to sell it and buy it again. But than again I don’t know where you would buy that much locally.

  • Chris

    Someone’s expecting a global financial collapse followed by anarchy in 2013 i’d say…..

  • Motor Trash

    At first, I thought there might have been a mistake and perhaps you over-exaggerated about the ammo shortage….but sadly you’re right. Spooky stuff. Looks like I’ll have to sell my right arm to get 50 rounds of .22…

    • K

      Cheap 22lr just not to be found. I think you will not find it again, any time soon. 22 has the lowest profit margin. Why would they bother with it. When they can make the much more profitable center-fire rounds. Also with Obama signing that executive order, allowing imported ammo, and parts to be blocked, If the Attorney General deems it a good idea. The ammo crunch is only going to get worse.

  • Das

    Check out SB-3341. It’s a bill in Illinois that would require gold and sliver registration. I wonder why they want that? If this goes throught more states will follow. Than they will tax you on it. And if things get really bad, they will take it from you. Just like your guns, they will find a way to tax them, with the goal of taking them some day. Always pay cash and take possion of you P.M. The ammo run really gets me. I fully understand the idea of supply and demand. But all these stores and online dealers are nuts $70 for a box of junk 9mm that should be $20. I thought gun guys were here to help each other out and stick together? Walmart has not marked up there ammo yet, and I can still every now and then get a few boxes. Got to go every day if you really want it. Save you spent brass. Even if u don’t reload

    • winniekate

      Thx for the heads up. I’m in IL

  • Ralfine

    When one bullet can kill, there is no need to empty the whole magazine, just to have fun with the sound.
    A “short burst” during my army time was: two bullets when using automatic fire with the AK-47. Our target was usually 200m away and had to be hit with a short burst to count. For 5 targets we got 10 bullets.

  • 3monkeysmomma

    The last time I bought silver, it took the company more than two months to fill the order!

    • Ralfine

      Isnt that a wonderful opportunity to enter this market and put them out of business by providing a better service?

      Probably doesn’t work this way. Companies aren’t in for the service but for the profit.

  • Take Our Liberty Back

    Max Keiser & Gerald Celente stated in Sept. 2012 that the country would have a total financial collapse by the end of April plus or minus 2 weeks and these guys are too right to ignore. The time to prep was years ago

    • Syrin

      They all predict the same out come, no one knows the timing. Someone lost multi-millions buying a put betting on the collapse to occur before April 23rd.

      • Take Our Liberty Back

        What I look at is not how many take a guess and are wrong, but someones track record, and Celente ranks in the 90% range. Celente’s information saved me from major losses starting in 2006. although you’re right, no one knows for sure the date I’m prepared just in case, are you?

        • Syrin

          I was prepared 2 years ago

      • Ralfine

        serves them right. if they gamble they dont need the money anyway.

        and do not despair. BBC news now shows on TV how to survive on less than £1 for food every day.
        (conveniently not counting the equipment, gas and rent for the kitchen, and make sure you walk everywhere, possibly in the nude)

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.kleinkamp Joe Kleinkamp

    You can still buy silver from APMEX online. I have no association with them and only post this because I just checked and found silver bullion and pre 1965 silver coins available at reasonable premiums. I really don’t care where you buy silver or gold but agree that it makes sense to own some physical PMs. Smaller denominations would be preferable for use as exchange currency in the event of an economic meltdown. I have a bad feeling that it soon will be as difficult to find old silver coins as it is to find ammo at Cabelas.

  • Take Our Liberty Back

    During the depression gold was confiscated at $20 Oz. then the price went to $35 today 1400 = 2200

  • markthetruth

    There’s seems to be a shortage of ” COMMON SENSE and LOGIC ” in this world even though Computers are Built with ” LOGIC GATE ”

    the end…

    • Ralfine

      common sense isn’t that common

  • Paul

    My mom told me that a pound of Turkey breast was $8.00 a pound at the local supermarket. It angered me because she is retired and on a fixed income. Wages are going down while food,gas, and the price of nearly everything else goes up. No wonder the average household has $15,000 in credit card debt now.

    • glamandvampallround

      Tofu is still cheap and is pretty full of protein…..I am eating more of it these days. Healthy, too.

      • Ralfine

        beans and lentils are full of protein and fibre. And if you sow beans in the garden, the soil is better afterwards, as legumes fix the nitrogen in the soil. (need to leave the roots in).

      • TX4Life

        We’ve upped our egg consumption to lower our food costs. Beans and rice at least once a week and peanut butter sandwiches. Our garden and green house supplies the veggies.

        • DownWithLibs

          Mmmm, sounds good! I enjoy the basic stuff that God intended!

        • jaxon64

          beans and rice together form a complex protein within the human body -equal to eating beef. My pastor and some others I know eat beans and rice at least once a week.
          My pastor and his family do it to teach the children some humbleness and gratitude as most of the world eats very meager. Others I know are eating like this to prepare themselves and better their cooking skills for an upcoming time when pre-packaged goods and whole meals won’t be found in a small box in the grocery isles.
          PS: don’t forget to add lots of salt and plenty of spices to your preps. Hunger may be the best seasoning but a little pepper or all-spice sure can help too.

    • Syrin

      How can it anger you? We had a record drought, we have record numbers on food stamps that can afford it regardless of the price increase because they don’t have an adjustment to reflect reality so grocers still get money. All the gov’t regulations and taxes are going to drive the cost of everything through the roof, and statistically speaking, odds are your mom voted for Obama. want to get angry, then direct it to where it belongs. The GARYS of our society who think being a parasite is a career choice that have allowed our society to degrade into what it has become.

      • Roger Smith

        Good point. Everything the government touches, seems to soon get priced out of sight. They pump money into the housing market in the name of making it affordable…..we get a housing bubble. Same with college. Now they do it with food. When will people learn that everything government touches, shortly thereafter, turns into dog crap?

        • arizonadiane

          What I can’t understand, are they really that stupid (gov) and ignorant of what is happening in this country…. or are they doing it on purpose. I truly believe it is on purpose!

        • TooLittlleTooLate

          The houseing bubble is re-inflating because the FED is pumping money into it so that it can get those, “toxic” assets off their own books. You’re right… when the govt. touches something, they take competition out of it while using taxpayer money out of the economy at the same time… it’s a double whammy.

    • Ralfine

      At the local halal butcher I get 2 pounds of minced lamb for the same price as a pound of minced beef at the supermarket.
      ~ 4 pounds
      Wartime, famine, student cook books are quite interesting. The Internet helps, too.

    • Orange Jean

      So here’s a recipe for what I call “Dog Bone Soup”
      - buy a large bunch of dog bones (maybe 4 lbs, if you can find that many)
      -bake them at 350 degrees F until they turn brown
      -put bones in a large stock pot, fill with cold water, add some herbs, black pepper, cut up a few carrots, celery sticks, onion
      -boil to death (should reduce the water in half, add cold water again, do it again)
      -cool then refridgerate over night; in AM remove the fat on top (it solidifies)
      -fry up some onions, quite a bit – a whole bag… best in butter, add to the stock
      - simmer maybe 1/2 hour
      -eat! (aka, “French Onion Soup”

      * add onions to the stock

      • Orange Jean

        I forgot to mention… you strain the beef stock before you cool it and before adding the onions. Toss the bones (or share them with your dog!), unless you want to try bone marrow which is quite tasty – then first dig out the fat inside the hole, spread on some bread with a little salt.

        Used to be able to get dog bones just by begging the butcher but now you have to buy them in most places. The recipe probably came from the days when there was famine in France (really, it is the recipe for French Onion soup and homemade is much tastier than anything you can get in a restaurant).

  • http://karmaeconomics.blogspot.com/ lavista4u

    In these end times, we need to call our higher-self.

    You must absolutely ridiculously totally know that YOU DON’T DIE. They just recycle you. In main stream its called reincarnation, but its really using high tech to recycle our soul again and again to be slaves of the elite.

    Its just FEAR. Once you have NO FEAR OF DEATH and know their game, no power in this universe can touch you. People are made to believe that these are just talks and spiritual stuff not really experienced by human in normal life.

    NO. We are incredibly powerful beings. Human beings were glorious, we had wings literally on our back and male and female were in one body, we were androgynous. They have tortured our soul so much that its now impossible for humanity to believe we were that incredible.

    Superman, Ironman, Spiderman could not hold a candle infront of the glorious beings that we were guys.

    Its just genetic manipulation, we were tricked. We all as human beings are coming back to our true self.

    NO FEAR. We will be FREE VERY SOON.

  • mattyboy

    Here we go!

  • mattyboy

    Jesus told a story about a wedding party. The girls in the story needed to keep oil for their lamps. The groom told them that he would come to get the bride, but not when, just to be ready. Many of the girls did not prepare and when the groom came, they begged the others to loan them oil for their lamps. The ones that did not prepare were not allowed to enter into the wedding feast. Folks have been telling us for years to prepare. Now many will not have what they need when the SHTF. Number one: Get right with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

    • Syrin

      Compare that to modern society. Those that did prepare would be called greedy, and that they need to “share the wealth” and “pay their fair” share. F tards like Gary would be the most vocal leader. Gone are the days of self reliance, and facing the consequences for one’s own sloth.

      • Bad_Mr_Frosty

        I think there was a statement made by a politician, a governor perhaps, that said preppers are “selfish” and in a major emergency officials may have to force them to share with their neighbors in need.

        • Saq

          If by share with their neighbors, you mean confiscation for the ‘greater good’ of the country…. It will never be seen again by anyone not in authority.

        • Beth

          I think it was one of the higher ups in FEMA or some kind of disaster preparedness that said that. Caused quite a flack it did:)

        • Ralfine

          i think there was a statement, most likely be me, that politicians and shareholders are societal parasites, because they get income without working for it.

          This is the caste “Gary” “attacks”, while they are defended by “Syrin” saying the parasites are the slaves who were set free after creating the wealth for the shareholders and now depend on welfare and charity to survive.

        • peace angel

          It is legislated already in the NDAA act of 2011 that the preppers cannot stockpile more than 7 days worth of food or water or ammo or anything else without being labeled “domestic terrorists” and it clearly details that doing so will get you taken to an internment camp without right to a trial or attorney and they do not read you miranda rights. It details that the gov will take all your supplies for the benefit of the common good of the nation now or intothe fuiture.

    • Erick Amthor

      People used to laugh when you told them about “one world government” and the prophecies in the Bible that foretell it. Not as many are laughing now. We will all die. The big question you need to answer is do you have a spirit and if so where does it go?

      • Americanius

        51% who voted for Obama are still waiting for his stash like baby birds in a nest. They will become ready prey add they dial 911 on their phone only to hear “All circuits are busy.

  • glamandvampallround

    I recently made $175 in a Visa giftcard for doing a marketing research study and spent it all on silver….got myself four one oz coins and some pre 1965 coins and am I glad I did now…..Wow, I don’t like that theres such a run over silver and gold and ammo, and the ammo run really really really scares me. BTW….if anyone is interested, I have crossed back over the US from Mexico where my mom and I were having dental work done and I have never been so intensively grilled at the border before. They were asking twenty questions and I was afraid they would not let the meds I had bought across the border, but they did. We kept our cool and they eventuall just let us and our luggage go. But it was very unpleasant. I’m thinking this is due to Boston but am afraid more craziness will sonn take place and the border will just be ike

    • Beth

      Scares the crud out of me too. check this out—a friend with a gunshop was holding a couple of boxes of 22LR for me and another guy, the other guy has a meat locker and can’t even do his job due to scarcity of ammo!!!

      • glamandvampallround

        I did not know about the scarcity of ammo until I read it about it here…..there seems to be no coverage at all in the big media and I don’t like that millions are unaware of this…..

    • El Pollo de Oro

      Glamandvampallround: What you and your mom experienced at the BRA/México border does not surprise me. As the BRA economy goes from bad to much worse, the police state will use terrorism as an excuse to clamp down on the American people more and more. Dr. Paul Craig Roberts put it best when he said: “It is clear that the purpose of the police state is not to protect Americans from Muslim terrorists. The purpose of the police state is to terrorize U.S. citizens.”

      • glamandvampallround

        Something that I noticed that I did not bring up about crossing the border – all other times I have crossed at :Los Algodones, I have sailed on through with just a passport glance and a few questions. This time they xrayed all our bags and asked all kinds of questions about the meds we were carrying and why we stayed in Mexico so long and such…..I have never had Customs xray my bags and my facial expressions so carefully before…..

        • El Pollo de Oro

          Glamandvampallround: In the police state, everyone is guilty until proven innocent. Even the most innocent activities are cause for suspicion. One of the oldest tricks in the fascist/junta/military dictatorship playbook is trying to intimidate and frighten civilians as much as possible, then saying, “Why are they so nervous? They must be guilty of something.”

    • jaxon64

      Glam, I’m a season ticket holder for our home-town hockey team and now it is a major pain to just enter the stadium. All bags and purses checked-no problem with me. However now they are patting everyone down ( hockey jerseys are bulky and things could be hidden)..but for the more private areas of a person’s body you go to station #3 where they use the wand on you….
      Better get to Sporting events at least a half hour early in the new paranoid and terrorized America…the lines and slowness to enter inside is really aggravating. I’m canceling my season tickets after the Stanley Cup playoffs……

      • glamandvampallround

        I’m thinking that any situation with crowds is going to be subject to more paranoia and more security now. Really really really sad. I am 46 years of age and can remember a very different America, one that was much more pleasant and sane to live in…..

  • glamandvampallround

    I meant to finish by saying that the border will just be like this from now on….pretty scary.

  • Paul

    Michael,
    Your articles are getting a lot of exposure on Zero Hedge. They are also highly rated as well by the readers on ZH.

    Keep up the good work.

    • Syrin

      And drudge, infowars, american thinker and a dozen other highly trafficked well respected web sites I frequent.

      • English Kev

        And The Truthseeker

    • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

      It is such an honor to have my work featured on so many great websites. My philosophy has always been to allow other sites to freely report my articles, and the more people that see them the more good they will do.

      And hopefully people will respond as well to my book which is coming out shortly. There have been some slight delays with getting the final technical details done, but it should be up on Amazon in early May.

      Michael

      • Kascha K.

        I love your articles Michael and the sheer benevolence of what you are doing but I would sincerely plead with you to notice that there is a dedicated contingent of your readers who are, by their comments, paying a lot of lip service to your goals and then making it abundantly clear that they don’t understand your message by continuing to use the same manufactured constructs to point fingers at others and drive wedges between Americans when what we need to be doing is finding commonalities and questioning the pathetic delusions of personal grandeur that have been sold to us by MSM, clueless peers, and fear.

        • DownWithLibs

          Troll?

        • Syrin

          Hey Sorobot, are you getting paid by the post? Tell us, how exactly have YOU prepared for what is coming, and tell us what skills YOU bring to the table in a post collapse society.

  • Syrin

    These shortages all indicate the same thing. People not only don’t trust the economy OR our gov’t (as they shouldn’t), they are preparing to defend themselves against it. The gov’t is now openly viewed as an enemy, as it should be.

    • Ralfine

      It signals also something else: even in capitalism there is no abundance of everything, and the market with supply and demand does not always work.

      If there is shortage, nobody can mysteriously create supply when demand rise.

      And guess what, even the market proponents complain heavily when prices rise during shortages.

      • Syrin

        Sorry, but you are wrong. If you think that the socialist/fascist society we have is even remotely close to capitalism, then you need to further your education substantially.

        • Ralfine

          Fascism is a close brother of capitalism. Companies were those who profited most from the holocaust, slave labour and ww2.

          And now? Gun manufacturers, ammo manufacturers and arms dealers profit most.

          • DiscouragedOne

            Communist societies are the most unequal of ALL.

          • Ralfine

            whatever, communism comes after capitalism. lets deal now with what we have now and in 500 years with what we have then.

          • DiscouragedOne

            LOL, you are funny…Communism comes after Socialism, and those with the “utopian” dream don’t want to face the nightmare it leads to.

          • Ralfine

            Yes, some people didn’t want to wait until capitalism had evolved so far to be ready for communism, and invented socialism.

            It really doesn’t matter. People will be fed up with banksters and lobbyists dividing up the wealth not produced by them but by others amongst themselves.

            So, they either reinstall the middle class as their henchmen, or face the consequences of their greed.

          • Erick Amthor

            ” A socialist is a communist who has’nt found his AK-47. A communist is a socialist who has.”

      • Americanius

        Supply and demand would work. The problem as with everything else is federal government intervention, influence and corruption. The US government is directly influencing the shortage by buying up ammo it doesn’t need in quantities to fight a 20 year war.

        • Ralfine

          So? More demand -> more supply? Price up? The market will solve all problems, independent of the buyer?

    • Lennie Pike

      There will be no shortage of Red Army troops on the streets of the U.S. very soon. They will require a lot of ammo and it makes more sense logistically if it is already in the U.S. in advance – many of the troops already are.

      This is world fascism folks – based on the Chinese template. Where are our factories? Who is responsible?

      • Sandbagger

        All the patriot Sheriffs and Deputies who have stated they will refuse to disarm Americans should gun confiscation become “law”, are being choked off slowly through this ammo buy-up. Once American law enforcement is starved for ammo, the foreign (UN?) troops who have been trained on U.S. soil and are waiting for orders will receive all the ammo they need for use in the confiscation of guns from Americans.

        Those foreign troops hate Americans and will have no compunction against shooting women and children.

        Anyone recall all those citizen targets depicting grandma with her gun?

        One guess who has been using them during practice!

  • Kelly Ferrell

    p.s. I recently paid $8 for a carton of eggs here in Chicago.

    • DownWithLibs

      I know a local farmer here where I live. Bought 1 doz. for $3.00…farm-fresh. Try to see if you have any farms on the outskirts where you can buy or barter. Good luck!

      • TooLittleTooLate

        Farm fresh eggs are SO much better. Most eggs are 30 to 40 days old when they get to the stores. Farm fresh eggs don’t stink when you cook them and eggs are NOT supposed to smell like that…. Also, you should see how high the yokes stand up when you break them in a fresh egg.

    • Beth

      at a health food store I’m hoping?

    • jokyjo

      Are you serious?

  • http://www.facebook.com/gregge.k.johnson Gregge K Johnson

    Why are so many people exchanging physical Gold for physical silver,right now?

    • Syrin

      I can only speculate, but silver is MASSIVELY under priced, some say perhaps 100 fold. It is in short supply, consumed in hundreds of industrial processes therefore becomes even more scarce daily. I think people believe silver will go parabolic in the near future.

      • TooLittleTooLate

        I hope you’re right… I have more of the stuff than I can lift. I didn’t wait till there were shortages of the stuff and the stores.

    • Ralfine

      Silver conducts electricity better than gold.

      • DownWithLibs

        Don’t forget all of the medical applications!

        • Ralfine

          and in America: Silver bullets

  • chilller

    Cutting off enemy supply lines is as old a war time tactic as they come..no munitions. Taking away gold (future money) cuts off ability to purchase said supplies. It’s crystal clear our gubermint is preparing for unrest as they lay the ground work today for conflict tomorrow. Our dirtbag POTUS, supported by the house and senate, has done everything in his power to divide and rile the American public. It appears few are willing to stand up and go to bat for us with the exception of those who frequent sites like this and those trying to buy more supplies.

  • Ralfine

    Have some holidays in Hong Kong. Gold and Silver in abundance, and glasses are good and cheap, too.
    It’s still time. The hot season starts in June.

  • Steve

    If any of you have ever seen the movie, “The Grapes of Wrath” then you will have an idea of what I am about to say. Last night I dreamed a term that I don’t think exists. The term is “Viral Migration”. When I googled it I saw the phrase in relation to a Virus but I am not talking about a human virus. I am talking about desperate people moving from place to place looking for work or food or shelter. Sure, videos can go “Viral”. but what happens when people move from place to place in a frenzy to find any work or shelter that is available? Towns protect themselves, like in the movie, “The Grapes of Wrath” Or they call for help from the National Guard or some “other” Federal agency. We won’t see a government that imposes troops upon its people. We will in fact ask for it. Once panic erupts.

    • Beth

      Didn’t see the movie but read the book. Sad, desperate, timely, Steinbecks rants are almost prophetically far-reaching!

    • Orange Jean

      Sad to hear you only know about this story from the movie. Grapes of Wrath is really one of the best books written, if you ask me.

      Back when I was dirt poor, I would re-read it whenever I got too depressed about my finances as it would help me get over the pity party.

    • TooLittleTooLate

      My mother lived through the great depression. My grandfather was lucky enough to have a job through the hard times. My mother tells me of when the hobos would come through and ask to work for a meal…. My grandmother would always feed them if she could. Mom said they’d make a mark on the property somewhere so others would know they could get a meal there. Mom said grandmother would have them work if she had some for them to do but would always feed them either way.

      I fear we’ve lost the polite society we once had with people that actually wanted to work. This time will be different.

    • jaxon64

      Steve…you should read the book, “One Second After”. It is a post-EMP book but regardless of the cause, it has interesting and thought provoking things that we may not think about ( like nursing homes, people dependent on life saving meds etc)..

      The concept of what you call, “Viral Immigration” is huge in the story as people from populated areas flee to the country areas where their perception is that the food, clean water and security are better….you’ll have to read it since I don’t want to tell the story—a decent read for insight asnd even survival ideas.

      PS: Orange J…I agree, there are many who consider Steinbeck to be America’s greatest author..

  • Beth

    some other random thoughts on prepping, shortages, etc.
    –Has anyone else noticed a certain non-existence of rechargeable C and D batteries? Got a good stash but obtained thru Ebay—not to be found at the Evil Axis (WM) or Sears
    –Pleasures. We are a very musical family, and prepping on strings, parts, etc. a mandatory. Also, I work with herbs and home remedies a lot. Essential oils in large bottles….if ANYTHING obtain Lavender and Tea Tree Oil; numerous healing applications.
    —Knowledge. I have kept all of my 101 books; if (when?) SHTF all of my kids at home are at least going to come out of it with in Associates in Arts:)

  • 007

    There are reports leaking all ove the internet of major banks defaulting on gold delivery to their customers. Swiss banks are limiting the amount of gold people can take out of their safe deposit boxes. JP Morgan’s gold inventory has all but been depleted. There is a major run on the banks for people’s gold the banks promised to hold. GET YOUR GOLD OUT OF THE BANKS WHILE YOU CAN. IT WILL BE FAR SAFER WITH YOU.

  • 007

    Paper gold is now spiking on the stock exchanges. It is being pulled up by the rampant gold buying and the runs on the banks for customers gold. The sort sellers are being destroyed in a classic short squeese as the price continues to spike. I hope they get out while they can. We don’t need a bunch more banks and traders needing bail outs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ronnychindc Ronny Charles

    The NRA should immediately start a “stay” lawsuit to stop this program.

  • C

    Not having any major world wars lately, ammo production is likely down. Runs on physical gold & silver have happened many times through the centuries. If anything, it should be obvious that fiat is prevalent. It’s going to take a pretty good world event for a preppers dream to come true, it’s still good to plan ahead though, and that’s what people are doing.
    i just checked on my ammo stash myself, hard to belief the stuff went up in price over double, maybe triple.

  • Dave Webb

    This really dates me. In the old days poor people made their own ammo. They recycled the slugs after using them for hunting. That was to put meat on the table. The Indians discovered a way to do this by putting a pebble in the mix but I don’t know how they did that. Not really into guns at all.

    A lot of people use crossbows for hunting. There is a season set up for it along with archery. There are still a lot of old farm boys out there that know what I am talking about.
    In the case of the banks, it has a nasty word, it is called embezzlement and I reckon it is illegal. Or it was last time I checked.
    The problem is that once it starts it is hard to stop. Last time that happened we had a rain of bankers as they took a short cut to the street. The problem was they were many stories high.

    • Orange Jean

      I don’t own a gun myself, but I’ve been wondering why as preppers more of you don’t talk about making your own bullets. If you’ve been considering that, you might want to look into the fact that California is in the process of considering banning use of lead bullets.

      Yup, the word is that various birdies eat ‘em (a condor supposedly died recently from one) so lead bullets should be banned … completely ignoring the fact, for example… most of the kids who are lead poisoned in CA were exposed to lead from junk brought over from Mexico (lead found in chili powder they put on candy for example) or when visiting gramma (aka abuela) over the border.

      • K

        Jean, it has more to do with control. Lead is about the only way people can make their own ammo. Oh you can buy the components, and load anything you want. But only lead lets you make your own bullets. Everything from wind turbines, to electrical lines, to glass doors kill birds. But lead is the problem? They will continue to demonize gun owners. Just like smokers before, and overweight people now. America always needs a group to hate. Sad..

        • TooLittleTooLate

          I used to cast my own pistol bullets but, until lately, they’ve been easier to just buy cast bullets in bulk and have them flat rate shipped to your house. At least I have a lead pot and some molds… the problem is primers and powder for me mostly right now. You can not find those at any price from the regular online sellers.

        • Orange Jean

          Yes, K… that is exactly what I thought! The birdies are just the (“green”) excuse…

      • TooLittleTooLate

        I’ve been a shooter all my life… not so much a hunter but a competitive shooter. I shot smallbore starting at 10yrs old, then service rifle, then skeet, then defensive pistol etc. etc…. loading your own ammo is the only way to go… couldn’t afford to shoot enough to be good at it unless you do. The problem is the reloading components can not be found any easier than the loaded ammo now. Thank God I buy bulk in components but, I’m not shooting much right now… I’m just sitting on my stack.

  • jsmith

    Last Saturday I went to a coin shop to buy some silver Eagles and bumped into a fellow that had bought the last 7 ounces. I asked the owner who I know, if he had any in reserve and he was totally out of them! So I bought Kennedy half Dollars. Silver is silver. One .50 cent silver coin might be filling my car’s tank someday!
    Funny, some people including young persons don’t know that once our coins had silver in them! That’s how badly they have been dumbed down!

    • TooLittleTooLate

      About 6mos ago, I read an article that they’re going to change what our coins are made out of again… they’re going to start using metals like zinc now. LOL… Just goes to show you.

      Yeah, I need to stack more but, last year I bought a LOT of silver… at least a lot for me. Put it all in pre 65 90% silver coins.

  • Dman

    Just bought 50 rounds of 9mm for 24.00…don’t know if that’s a good price. They will only let you buy 1 box a day….”I’ll be back!”

  • http://www.facebook.com/lincoln.hartman.1 Lincoln Hartman

    Bitcoins!

  • jokyjo

    Went to Sam’s this weekend and I continue to stock up. Prepare, prepare, prepare!

  • Mustard Seed

    What a stunning revelation!

    The “wealthy” people are waking up to a very scary reality…their fiat currency is dying, and they have no safety net!

    The “wealthy” people don’t really own the gold they thought they did. The little pieces of “paper gold” they bought for “safety” aren’t worth any more than the fiat paper currency. And it is all going up in smoke!

    Where are they going to protect all that wealth? The stock market is the Truman Show of fiat currency, and they know it. That is why corporate CEOs have been bailing out of their own corporate stocks for months.

    Talk about ironic…

  • http://twitter.com/JailBanksters JailBanksters

    Maybe it’ll be like Gold and Silver, as the shortages increase and get harder to find and with demand increasing, the cheaper they become.

  • WarriorClass III

    We can lament the sad state of affairs in our country, or we can look at how we got here and plan a route back. Two things happened in the Twentieth Century that changed the face of America.

    First, as a Nation, we forgot from whence we came. This was done through the forced government schooling indoctrination and the Lincoln myth of a Nation Undivided. Not only was education replaced with indoctrination, but our history was revised to the point that people identified themselves as Americans, rather than Texans, or Tennesseans, etc. The fact is that America was united only in their opposition to tyranny and a desire to get along with each other following that war for independence. There was never a desire for Empire such as the one Lincoln forged through war against the States and the people.

    By 1965, our history long forgotten but the love of freedom still intact and taught in the churches, the Federal government devised a plan to replace the American population with one not accustomed to such freedom and more malleable to their lust for ever more power. The solution was the Immigration Reform Act of 1965. This has truly changed the face of America. Almost half of the people currently living in this country are here due to that Act, and others are here due to the ever more liberal Work Visa programs and illegal immigration. Our country has become ever more degraded morally, intellectually, and economically since the immigrant invasion. This has allowed the further demise of our school system and the complete takeover of collectivist ideology in that system, and the community at large. These brainwashed Eurotrash socialists and third world bottom-feeders have no history or tradition of natural rights, and in fact have never heard of the concept, or understand that the Constitution was an attempt to codify those natural God-given rights. They do not understand what our Founders understood – that men who are drawn to centers of power are by nature the worst among us, and that laws are needed to keep them in check. They do not understand or respect the Constitution that was written as a witness against the fallen nature of man, and that it is timeless as man’s nature has not changed and will not be out-dated until that nature has become angelic.

    These two factors caused the dominos to fall into the corrupt governmental and business environment in which we find ourselves. The last several elections have proven that we will not escape by working within the system. The system is far too corrupt for that, and true Americans are now out numbered anyway. Nevertheless, we have tried the peaceful route and it failed us, just as surely as it failed our Founders. We know what the answer is, but the question is do we have the faith to carry it out. Most of us are still members of the fallen Protestant churches, where every Sunday is nothing but nostalgia of a long forgotten era – where preachers do not concern themselves with the state of the union but cut the sermon short for sporting events. This is a major problem, because if you want to win this war it is going to take Faith that is greater than that which is preached in today’s pulpits. It’s going to take a God-given Faith that comes through continued obedience to God over the course of our lives – in other words, a grown up Faith. An inner knowing and understanding that comes from years of walking with the Lord that produces strength and power in everything we do. This is what our Founders had and what we need, and you can’t get it over night or by listening to one or two Patriotic soul-stirring speeches. In other words, if we don’t first change our fallen churches and our lives we have no chance of victory – over this corrupt government or the community at large.

    Therefore, the first step has to be to leave these fallen laodicean churches in mass, knock their dirt from your boots and never look back. Stop supporting them. Do not bid them farewell. Just leave. Form your own groups. Meet in your own homes. Build up each other in Faith and organize your resistance to evil. That is where our strength will come from. And that is where our victory will be born, and our plans for reconstruction once victory is achieved. Only be careful who you allow into your assemblies. Even the “conservatives” in this country do not realize the extent to which they have fallen. Read and Obey the Word of God to the best of your understanding and you will gain even further understanding, and even more importantly life and strength to meet whatever lies ahead.

    Godspeed, my brothers.

  • PD1979

    Buy gold and silver, buy guns and ammo. Futile! Turn to Jesus Christ before it’s too late.

  • glamandvampallround

    I live in Phoenix, Arizona and I have just run across a Visa giftcard that I earned last Fall for doing a focus group, in the amount of $100. It is still vaild – I am going to go to a coin shop down the street from me and see if there is any silver available and if so, if at a premium or not.. Snould be interesting to find out after this post here by the owner.

  • glamandvampallround

    Just coming back to say that here in Phoenix the coin shop I have been going to was low on stock, and there were premiums involved as has been mentioned, but I did manage to buy a one once bar of silver and a 1982 Libertad and a 1922 Peace Dollar for $90 total. Maybe I overpaid but I was so glad to walk out with something and its nice that corporate America paid for it via the focus group I did last fall, so I can’t complain. But there was not much sliver left after I was done and the pickings were slim for me. Just thought I’d post this and let youall know how the silver situation is in Phoenix, Arizona.

  • 007

    Since one can not buy silver or gold at these spot market prices, it would be great to create a gold club that pools their money to buy contracts on the commodity exchange for actual delivery. The gold could be melted and distributed in 1/10th and 1/4 ounce bars. The COMEX would never know when it would have to cough up gold at these short prices.

    • TooLittleTooLate

      It would be not a bad idea but, Here’s the problem. The paper market is so corrupt, if you stood for delivery, they probably wouldn’t deliver it and the COMEX is so corrupt you’d risk losing all your money on the futures market if another slam down in prices in the paper market occurs. In the first 4 months of this year, JP Morgon accounted for 99.3 percent of all COMEX activity in gold, for example. If that is the case, your money is at the whim of JP Morgon… not the market. Even if COMEX has all the gold they say they do, each share in the COMEX can be bought twice… one going long the stock and one going short… that’s already a 50% shortfall in inventory…. That’s if all the gold is actually there.

  • somelittleguy

    Most believers in an economic collapse think that somehow there will be a fix at a certain point in the future and stocking up on food, gold and ammo will get them over the worst.I think that what’s coming is not gonna have any quick fix (only maybe NWO) and preparations to become totally self sustainable off grid are essential these days.

    What the architects of NWO are trying to convince everybody is that things are running in perfect order and we only experiencing some bumps in the road but we gonna get over. In fact they are only buying time from us to introduce their new system.
    By breaking off the current system and becoming independent off grid and creating small manageable communities based on totally different values,is the biggest threat we can inflict to the afore mentioned architects.

  • TooLittleTooLate

    IF you waited for ammunition to dry up and, IF you waited too long to pack away some precious metals and now they’re already hard to find and take possession of….. don’t be a fool and wait for the food supply to dry up too.

    I was lucky enough to have squirrel away some powder and components because I reload them myself and buy bulk since I live on a farm and, I believe in PMs so, I have hedged some with those already.

    Those that see the writing on the wall should wake up. The main act isn’t far out now. You can’t up spending exponentially every year and expect everything to keep working like it always has.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shmeggle-Marxist/100001597489122 Shmeggle Marxist

    Look for the union label
    When you are buying a coat, dress or blouse.
    Remember somewhere our union’s sewing
    our wages going to feed the kids and run the house,
    We work hard but who’s complaining.
    Thanks to the I.L.G. we’re paying our way.
    So, always look for the union label,
    it says we’re able
    to make it in the U.S.A.

    • Orange Jean

      I would prefer to buy stuff made in the USA, but I am NOT a fan of unions. Are you saying that’s the only people making things here?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shmeggle-Marxist/100001597489122 Shmeggle Marxist

        no, I think unions are a destructive force and destroy every industry they touch. this was from a song the unions created about 40 years ago

  • kincanada

    I live in what is considered a poor region of canada 17% unemployment the mines and steel plant shut down 30 years ago but big houses being built where poor miners lived in row houses. People bring big money back from Alberta. It is hard to believe things are so bad it the States. I was always frugal and saved I do not know what to believe is going on .

  • kincanada

    I also want to say I always thought the U.S. a great Nation. But we seem to be so detached even at a meeting this week I was chastised for mentioning the state of the U.S economy who are our customers. Everything seems to be going good here money being spent pools new cars we do not have food stamps.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.mcclelland.39 Chris McClelland

    I was fortunate enough to be at a store at 4 AM last week and buy 1,110 rounds of 22 cal HP ammo. It lasts only seconds at the retail stores as employees buy up most of it before it leaves the back room. People are getting SO desperate now that they’re buying up the buckshot hunting rounds for doves and squirrels. I guess it’s better to have *something* to defend yourself with instead of nothing.

  • Erick Amthor

    If gold and silver are in such “high demand” why are prices down?

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