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Do you see all of the warning signs that are flashing all around you?  These days it seems like there is more bad economic news in a single week than there used to be in an entire month.  2011 is already shaping up to be a very dark year for the world economy.  The price of food is shooting through the roof and we have already seen violent food riots in countries like Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia.  World financial markets are becoming increasingly unstable as the sovereign debt crisis continues to get worse.  Meanwhile, the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits is up, foreclosures are up and poverty continues to spread like a plague throughout the United States.  What we are starting to see around the globe is a lot like the “stagflation” of the 1970s.  All of the crazy money printing that has been going on is overheating prices for agricultural commodities and precious metals, but all of this new money is not doing much to help the average man or woman on the street.

Do you remember what the economy was like in America during the 70s?  We had high unemployment and high inflation at the same time.  It was horrible.  Well, all the warning signs are there for a stagflation repeat.  Unemployment is at epidemic levels and it isn’t showing any signs of decreasing much any time soon.  Meanwhile, the crazy money printing that the Federal Reserve and other central banks have been doing is starting to cause significant inflation.  The price of oil is about to cross the 100 dollar a barrel mark and the UN is forecasting that the global price of food is going to increase by 30 percent by the end of the year.

So, yes, there are some really, really good reasons to be incredibly concerned about the global economy in 2011.

Meanwhile, the only solutions that our global leaders seem to be offering are more money printing, more government debt and more financial control by international organizations.

The truth is that we have a real mess on our hands.  The following are 20 economic warning signs that should be of great concern to all of us….

#1 Over the past seven days, the price of wheat has risen by 11 percent as concerns about food shortages continue to grow around the world.

#2 The price of corn is up a staggering 94 percent since last June.

#3 The United Nations is projecting that the global price of food will increase by 30 percent in 2011.

#4 According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since last October.

#5 According to the Pew Charitable Trusts, of the 14 million Americans “officially” unemployed in December, 30% of them had been unemployed for one year or longer.

#6 Beginning in the month of March, the U.S. Postal Service will begin shutting down up to 2,000 post offices across the United States.

#7 In an absolutely stunning move, Standard & Poor’s has downgraded Japanese government debt from AA to AA-.

#8 72 percent of the major metropolitan areas in the United States had more foreclosures in 2010 than they did in 2009.

#9 Approximately 5 million homeowners in the United States are at least two months behind on their mortgages, and it is being projected that over a million American families will be booted out of their homes this year alone.

#10 According to the Congressional Budget Office, the Social Security system will run a deficit of 45 billion dollars this year.  When the new payroll tax breaks are factored in, the projected “Social Security deficit” for this year swells to 130 billion dollars.

#11 The U.S. money supply has been rising at a pace that is absolutely unprecedented.

#12 Right now, money is flowing out of bonds at an absolutely staggering pace.

#13 The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says that the price of food increased 50 percent faster than the overall rate of inflation during 2010.

#14 According to the U.S. Conference of Mayors, visits to soup kitchens are up 24 percent over the past year.

#15 During the last school year, almost half of all school children in the state of Illinois came from families that were considered to be “low-income”.

#16 Those living in the town of Discovery Bay, California will soon not be permitted to use cash to pay for any public services.  Could this be another disturbing step in the direction of a cashless society?

#17 French President Nicolas Sarkozy says that the IMF should be given the power to enforce new rules that would be designed to prevent “global economic imbalances” from happening.

#18 The U.S. government is currently borrowing about 40 cents of every single dollar that it spends.

#19 According to the Congressional Budget Office, the U.S. government will have the biggest budget deficit ever recorded (approximately 1.5 trillion dollars) this year.

#20 It is being projected that the U.S. national debt will increase by $150,000 per U.S. household between 2009 and 2021.

So is there any good news?

Well, yes there is.

U.S. Representative Ron Paul has introduced a new bill to audit the Federal Reserve.  Let us hope that the move to audit the Fed fares better in the 112th Congress than it did in the 111th Congress.  It would be wonderful if the American people could actually learn what has been going on inside the Fed all this time.

But mostly the news about the global economy is really bad.  There have been some people that have been warning for decades that all of this money printing and all of this government debt would eventually catch up with us.  Now we have almost reached the moment of reckoning that the doomsayers have been warning about for so long, and it is going to be really painful to go through it.

Thanks to the greatest debt bubble in the history of the world, we have been living beyond our means for decades.  When “times were good” it was not because either the Republicans or the Democrats were doing something right.  The truth is that both political parties have been horribly addicted to government debt.  The debt-fueled prosperity that our politicians purchased for us is starting to come to an end, and an economic implosion is coming that most Americans will never see coming.

But hopefully most of the readers of this article are much wiser than the average American.  The warning signs are there.  Now is the time to take action and get prepared.

  • Unprepared

    Okay, some questions from the peanut gallery:

    You cay that unemployment, foreclosures, mortgage delinquencies, poverty, the “low income” population, and visits to soup kitchens are all increasing.

    Obviously, millions of people are ecperiencing income reductions, yet, since you also say the money supply is rising at an “absolutely unprecedented” rate, it is also obvious that SOMEBODY (or a lot of somebodies) is experiencing income gains.

    So, who are the people enjoying the income gains, and what exactly can poor and low- income people do to “take action and prepare”? Not all of us can buy and sock away some gold and silver. I’m hoarding food – mostly grains and legumes, but I can buy and store only so much, and of course it will last or be usable for only so long.

  • Tiacarolann

    Get right with GOD first priority !!

  • “We’re from the government, we’re here to help.”

    People around the world are waking up and figuring out they got hosed by banks and their governments. I don’t know how it implodes exactly- I just want to see it implode. Once we have rid ourselves of this unholy alliance we can get back to a government run by the people rather than greedy banks.

  • James

    “…but all of this new money is not doing much to help the average man OR WOMAN on the street.”

    I am really glad to see that in these trying times you are concerned not only about the man on the street, but also about the woman on the street.

    No, really, I am. I mean it. As we slide into oblivion its nice to know that people who have adopted the new and mandatory goofball language conventions of the future will be there for mankind …and womankind as well.


  • Anon

    Ron Paul the mason isn’t our friend. Quite the contrary.

  • Matt

    The last time a high-profile politician openly defied The Bankster Cartel he was assassinated – JFK.

  • Cary

    Its comical to watch how many hoops the mainstream press jumps through to pin the rising food prices on anything and everything EXCEPT inflation from their money printing.

  • Lauren

    Alot of people think we are doomed, but there are still great ways to make money. Even while the economy is collapsing around us.

    I subscribe to the guy from australia and his FFT economic newsletter at that guy has called many big events before they have happend, including the stock market crash in 2008 and the current financial collapse of the US. (currently happening) I found him from a friend last year, and he has some important work.

    His oil calls are insane, and I have been making good money with them. He is well worth a look, if you want to keep two steps ahead of the sheeple out there.

    I am worried about my financial future. Is anyone else nervous out there?

  • TK

    I agree 100%, the only thing left to figure out is the timing of the whole thing. Will it be a slow melt down, or a quick change caused by one of many factors?

    I am worried for my children, they are the ones who will suffer from our laziness and poor decisions.

  • impeachRonPaul

    Ron Paul has one goal: Religous rule. He wants the USA to be a christian Afghanastan. He is against personal freedom for citizens and advocates more state control.

    Protect freedom, impeach Ron Paul!

  • susan pang

    It is interesting what is happening in the distressed housing market. Fannie is buying homes from banks at $150,000 and then turning around and selling them at $50,000 but only to non-investors. Every time an investor tries to get one, the listing will expire and then the house will be on an auction website. These properties are rotating from one entity to another and sometimes are for sale for more then a year. Mean time, rats, bugs, mold are taking over. If this country believed in capitalism, investors would be able to buy, fix them up, create value and sell nice houses that banks will lend for. Crazy times!!! Sometimes people that bought houses for $300,000 that only make $50,000 per year, costs the tax payer $200,000 for the loss and then they are the ones given preference to buy the Fannie houses over investors. I think this country has turned communist.

  • Gary2

    We need to tax the rich and spread the wealth. This will solve 80% of our economic problem.

  • 3cookies

    and will the American people listen to the grim economic news? No, they will go into the streets to demand the injured WTC first responders, families, and others receive benefits most of which will go the law firm representing the initial claim.

  • William

    Judging by the response to both Obummer’s State of the Union speech and the nutcase attitudes of Republicans, most in America do not know enough to stay in out of the rain. Here is just ONE example:
    The Social Security system is owed about $2.6 TRILLION. That amount of money represents the excess paid-in Social Security taxes that were taken and squandered by the fools in the US Congress over the past 40 years. This $2.6 TRILLION was blown on unnecessary war, pork stupidity and normal and routine govt operations that the Congress did not want to tax to support.
    Now, we are told that Social Security is underfunded by about $45 Billion this year. DUH! What a load of garbage. REPAY the monies owned to Social Security before you say it is underwater. This is even more true considering the nation is wasting about $119 Billion in the unnecessary war in Afghanistan. WHERE are leaders who can fix this mess?? They do not come from Obummer, idiot McConnell or Boner of Ohio. Yes, we are doomed.

  • xander cross

    Ron Paul is part of the system in the first place. His “audit the fed” will be the excuse for them to collpase the dollar completely. I bet, this will not get passed. Where was ron paul when bush privitized prisons in the state of TX? This guy been in office for years and have acomplished nothing. He will not do anything serious against the fed. Also, the fed already got audited. Tell me, what happen to all of that moneybomb money he got during his election? Rand Paul is not better because he support Israel to attack Iran and Israel has more WMD’s than any other country in the middle east.

  • sarcasto the cynic

    Good thing we have brilliant and competent leaders for these turbulent times.

  • Peter From Australia

    Well the chickens are finally coming home to roost one could say, spot fires are popping up across the globe at an alarming rate, thanks to the federal reserves printing presses, Tunisia, yemen and now Egypt.

    Bernanke and co have chosen to ignore history at their own peril, unfortunately the ordinary folk are the ones that cop it, while the culprits walk away with billions.

    “History is usually a “good girl”. She often gives a warning shot before sweeping away the past. This time, it gave the warning shot in 2008. We estimate that in 2011, it will do the sweeping.”

  • lostinmissouri

    Before Gary2 posts to “tax the rich”, he needs to review #15. Illinois has been one of the best states to “tax the rich”.

    I will ask this question again: Define “rich”?

    Then we will know who Gary2, and others, who think, taxing the “rich”, is our salvation.

    Is the man with 3 cows “rich”, if everyone else in the village, has no cows? Is He “rich”, because he worked harder than everyone else in the village to be able to afford 3 cows?

    Did He exploit the other villagers, by working harder than the rest of them?

    If the “tax the rich” bunch, takes 2 of his cows, to give to 2 other villagers, then are not the 3 men, with 1 cow each, now the “rich”?

    “Tax the rich” until there are none left. Look at #15 again. Illinois used to be considered a “rich” state. Who’s “rich” now?

  • EC-Reader

    RE: ‘All of the crazy money printing that has been going on’
    … and what about the ‘printing’ of interest rates, of fractional banking loans, of toxic insurance instruments and derivatives, e-money without any coverage, paper gold and paper silver – acting as radioactive contamination of the social relations.

  • flubadub

    It took from 1776 until 1980 for the national debt to go from 0 to $1 trillion. That’s “all” that accrued after paying the costs of WW1, WW2, Viet Nam, the Korean conflict etc. etc. etc.

    It only took from 1980 until now to go from $1 trillion to $14+ trillion and it’s rising at the rate of over $1.5 trillion per year. China alone holds over $900 billion of our debt but that number is reported to be much higher since they invest indirectly in US treasury bonds through funds run in other countries. Japan holds about the same. Here’s a link to a page that shows the worldwide distribution of our incredibly huge indebtedness.

    We need to pay roughly 3.5 to 4% annualy on this debt which means that we’re paying China roughly 37.5 billion per year as a return on their investment; money that ironically we have to borrow to pay! If inflation takes hold, as many expect, interest rates could go much higher. Rates were over 16% in the late seventies! You can do the math. What could we be doing with that interest we’re paying out? The same thing they’re doing – investing it in infrastructure, building a stronger economy and creating millions of jobs for their people.

    Our governments answer? Lower taxes for the rich and sign more NAFTA like trade agreements with Colombia and S. Korea to guarantee we continue to be royally shafted by the world community who laugh their asses off all the way to the bank with whatever we agree to give away.

    It might not be a bad idea to fortify our attics with canned food and rice in preparation for what’s down the road.

  • usedtobesupermom

    Funny, in the 1970’s, the cost of living was affordable. In the early 70’s my mom made $400 a month gross. She was able to pay the rent, utilities & buy food that included meat! This wasn’t from the mega-meat factories we have today either.

    Some things were expensive, like portable color T.V.’s- a 13″ with dials to change channels, at a “discount” store cost $200+.

    But you don’t need to buy T.V.’s often. Maybe only after the warranty expires, because that’s when they usually break. Now I don’t think they even have T.V. repair shops like they used to.

    I bought my first car in Sept. 1978 (or ’77) It was a 1970 Toyota Corolla. I paid $550 for it, gas was under a $1 a gallon, I think .68 or .86 a gal. We did end up with the odd/even license plate #’s to buy gas & long lines, but I only had to put gas in 2x a month.

    When looking for jobs, it was EASY to find one. Most of course were min. wage, but some weren’t. My friend was making over $22,000 a yr. as a secretary in a furniture store in the mid ’70’s in E.L.A. When I was working at a dress shop part-time(1970’s)even they had health care benefits!
    Working in the school cafeteria in Montebello school district paid about $4.50-$5+ hr. in 1980. It also had benefits.

    What I’m trying to say is, it was nowhere near as bad then as it is now. We had manufacturing that paid well, telemarketers for the L.A. Times made $5-$6 an hr. + commission in 1980. Min. wage was under $4 an hr. And if worse came to worst-there used to be a safety net, even though it wasn’t much $$.

    Now rents in CA are high, in Whittier a 1 bdrm. apt. is around a $1ooo (+ – $50 or so) a month! These are just regular apts. in an area that has some (not too often) gang problems.

    As far as Social Security, Bush “borrowed” $793 BILLION!

  • @EveryOne

    This is much bigger than the FED. The heck with Ron Paul and his simplistic rantings

    Democrats and Republics can’t help us now. History proves they are not very smart or trustworthy. You will have to stand up for yourself. Stop using Democrats and Republicans as an excuse for doing nothing. If you don’t, I promise, this list will grow rapidly.

    You can’t afford not to act. Join the Revolution!
    Read “Common Sense 3.1” at ( )

    We don’t have to live like this anymore. “Spread the News”

  • watusay

    susanpang…wannabee “investors”, which are actually speculators, are part of the problem…they should be in the back of the line or no where near it. The gig is up, the game is over, people still watchin flippin homes and fixer upper reruns on cable and trying to do the same lol…are you kidding me??

  • Maria

    This is BS!!!!!!!!!!

    The debt is false! It is fiat currency manipulation, trade imbalances, derivative manipulation…big banks and mega corporations manipulating not just the American people, but also people of other countries through use of CENTRAL BANKS!

    Yes, the American people have been living beyond their means on credit for too long. But private debt is only a TINY part of the problem we have in our country and the world today. I wish the private debt was our problem…that could be handled in a matter of a few short years.

    But we the citizens haven’t gotten a bloody dollar in bailout money! While we are paying back our excessive credit debt, we are also expected to pay taxes to bailout the debt of big banks and corporations that the FEDERAL RESERVE is secretly helping. What the H. E. double toothpicks are we doing!!!!! We don’t owe the money! They do. Let them pay back their own debt or lose their houses just like we are!

    Instead, the FEDERAL RESERVE is SECRETLY giving them our money! And what are those big banks and corporations doing with that money? They are getting out while the getting is good! They are moving out lock, stock and barrel…taking our industry and jobs with them. Investing all that money in foreign economies!


  • American Patriot

    Tighten your belt. You ain’t seen nothing yet!!!!!!
    Wheat and corn futures at record highs today.
    Oil up over $3.00 also.

  • Kevin

    Wealth is created by raw material going in, add labor and the final product has a value above the sum of the parts.

    Loose your manufacturing and you loose your wealth unless you just happen to be sitting on a very abundant and needed resource or food.

    Free Trade agreements with slave labor nations eviscerated the US industrial base. A majority of Democrats and Republicans voted for these agreements and a Democrat President signed it only because a Republican President wasn’t in office at that time.

    Congressman Ron Paul voted against NAFTA and China Free Trade while 80% of US Senate Democrats and 85% of US Senate Republicans voted for it.

    That’s the fact Jack.

  • John Donohue

    The fact is that the USA has been turned into a kind of semi-corporate police state and the so-called leaders are only public relations hacks. The Tunisians have a better chance because they see the problems and are acting on it. You would have to strip away the thick layer of denial and ignorance that exists in the USA to even start on the road back to freedom, liberty, and justice.
    Further the simple solutions that are required are going to be fought tooth and nail by the entrenched interests and the means to diver the argument are at their disposal in the form of the media ect.
    What is going to happen is the corporate state will continue it’s march onward, and after the 2012 selections there will be crippling austerity enacted. It’s already bad enough to my estimation but the elites belief that the public must be introduced to a new normal is steadfast. Social Security which was robbed by the thieves and gutted will be privatized. Peter Peterson, Nixon patron and all around creep will get his wish. Will Americans care? Hard to say. They already seem quite ready to ignore or take the easy way out already. The wars will go on. You have to continue feeding the insane military budget at the expense of everything and wars make a profit, schools, hospitals, bridges less so.
    I predict the American Security State will bare it’s fangs in 2015 people, and a lot of formerly “I have nothing to worry about cause I’m a good see nothing type” citizens will be in for a shock of a life time. I am a little jaded here also regarding Ron Paul as others have pointed out. He is very selective and doesn’t represent the interests of a lot of Americans even though he says some things which are obviously true.
    Most likely the think tanks and the people who spin are reading these blogs and coming up with new ways to continue their rule. From a distance what is going on here is what the IMF, World Bank, ect. and corporate multi-nationals impose on third world or second world countries. Why wouldn’t they use the same playbook?

  • Otown Right Guy

    A lot of Ron Paul haters on this site. Or maybe just one worthless, lazy, out-of-work union bum idiot that goes by multiple aliases. As the article says Ron Paul (and his son Rand in the Senate) is trying to audit the Fed. Thank God we have one man of principle in Congress. No matter what the mental midget hater(s) here say.

  • GoneWithTheWind

    A president cannot “borrow” $793 billion or $1. Congress sets the budget and they are the ones who borrow. A president can certainly go along with what congress does or can choose to refuse to sign a bill. But ultimately congress holds the purse strings and when more OR less money is spent it is because of congress.

  • Don’t get too excited about auditing the Federal Reserve. Do you really expect them to have a complete audit trail to view? We should, however, do a physical inventory of any remaining gold in Fort Knox. There are rumors that a prior US president sold most of this gold for political gain.

    Forget about warning signs – the day of reckoning is here now!

    From Money and Markets (edited):

    (1) At the first hearing of the House Financial Services Committee, experts warned that the government will have to make deep, severe, painful cuts in the weeks ahead.

    (2) In written Capitol Hill testimony, one leading economist warned the committee that Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid must be cut. “I will be blunt,” he said, “We cannot save Medicare in its current form.”

    (3) Millions of Americans will lose critical financial benefits.

    (4) The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) dropped its bombshell, announcing that the federal deficit for this year will be the highest on record so Washington’s hands are tied when it comes to bailing out failing state and local governments:

  • mondobeyondo

    @ Unprepared

    The lack of jobs and decreasing opportunities here in the U.S. are among several reasons why unemployment, foreclosures, mortgage delinquencies, poverty, the “low income” population, and visits to soup kitchens are all increasing.

    I’d advise you to get prepared. *giggle*

  • mondobeyondo

    @ usedtobesupermom

    In June of 1982, my family and I took a cross country trip across the southern U.S. I remember it well. It was a fantastic vacation.

    My father was shocked, absolutely astounded, when we pulled our vehicle into a gas station in Houston, Texas.

    “$1.28 a gallon?!!” he said to my mom. “Look at this, honey! A dollar and twenty eight cents a gallon. That’s nuts! And that’s the CHEAPEST gas I could find!!” $3.00 a gallon, would have been beyond inconceivable to my dear dad.

    Later that summer, I was thrilled to get my second job at Burger King. (My first job was as a paper boy for a newspaper route. Remember those?) I earned a WHOPPING (pun intended!!!) $3.35 an hour, which was minimum wage at the time. In between algebra homework and social studies, I flame-broiled a lot of Whoppers back then.

    But you also had a decent shot of making it. There were opportunites to move up the ladder. These days, the rungs of the ladder are cracked. I wouldn’t want to climb up to the top of that thing now, that’s for sure.

  • copan_dan

    Good article. The 20 economic warning signs are gaspingly accurate.

    I don’t think there’s anything anyone can do, at this point, to prevent major sadness in their lives. Our government is on a mission that is too profound to second guess.

    Buying gold or silver won’t buy happiness during a period of such monumental collapse of world-wide society and environment destruction. I actually think guns and non-perishable foods are the best survival items at this point in time.

    The US government is on such a destructive path that only benefits the super rich and war-minded Americans. I believe any political method we use to change this path is useless. They are all part of some master plan that alludes me at this time.

  • America’s real problem is that we have lost sight of the real issues at hand and instead we focus on these petty social issues that will never go away nor will ever be agreed upon. They need to lead by example and put the issues aside that will never have a majority ruling

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  • Country is going broke, but the elites still want to police the world. Wonder when the chin strokers will begin musing about the end of the empire, and defunding the ‘defense’ monster. We are living in the age of the great disconnect, where what the pols tell us and the media report have little to do with the lives we are living. The U.S. is so drenched in debt, there is no way out now. Only thing to do is slow the fall. I got out long ago to a low-cost country and can make ends meet. Visiting the U.S, I’m astonished how quickly you can go through money…

  • Ed

    Many major things must take place in America for it’s own good. The “Fed” ( which it is NOT anything federal ) must be abolished. The IRS and the current tax structure must be replaced by the Uniform Apportionment Tax which was designed by our Founding Fathers. Abolish ALL foreign aid and close ALL offices of non-essential government. The Dept. of Enrgy and Dept. of Edu. is a great start. The National Endowment of the Arts is another money burner. Contributions to the IMF AND the World Bank must STOP.

    All payments of dues to the UN must cease as well. If they don’t like it then they can move to Abu Dabi. It is a joke how BOTH major partys talk of cutting the SS entitlements when people have PAID into it for YEARS while BOTH political partys have RAIDED it in an effort to balance the budget. HOW DARE THEY !?!?!?

    Oh yes, bring ALL our troops home to guard our border and stop the flow of narcotics. The lawyers will haveto just get drunk instead of snorting.

    Until all this takes place America has no chance for survival.

  • joey

    A hard rain is gonna fall.

  • deenie

    Ron Paul wants to abolish the Fed Reserve, just like Dennis Kucinich. But he has to go step by step to show everyone that the Fed is part of an international syndicate that is a parasite to all countries it inhabits. Not many people know that the Bank of England is running the whole thing. RP wants the government to be a Constitutional one. Right now, the government has wandered far from the Constitution and has become corporate and Fed controlled, totally.

  • mondobeyondo

    Learn how to grow corn. Buy postage stamps. Buy precious metals. Save your pennies (the pre-1982 ones, which are 95% copper). Those pennies are already almost twice their face value. Stock up on beef in your freezer – it’s already $9.99/lb. where I live. Buy a .44 Magnum. No wait, don’t. That’s overkill, a bit too much power. Works for Dirty Harry, but you don’t need that. Or maybe you do if you live in Compton or Detroit. *sigh* Buy a .38 Special, or a 9mm Glock.

    Get ready. There isn’t much time left. America, its government and its people are truly “Lost in Space”.

    Danger, Will Robinson, danger…

  • Mike

    Ron Paul and his son are part of the system. That is why they are allowed to talk. They are going to be given to the sheeple as a last resort. And they are going to bite the hook. Like always.

  • SciGeek

    TO Ed:
    You commented about eliminating the Dept. of Energy. Uhm, DOE only consumes 0.6% of the federal budget anyways, so if you want to make a real impact, you have to hit the entitlements and DOD. By the way, the DOE designs, builds, and is the custodian for our nuclear material, and it also monitor national security and looks for bad-guys moving nuclear material around the world. Better keep that group. Better yet, since human civilization is built on developing new energy sources and converting energy into work, we really ought to fund that group to advance nuclear power – the only truly green energy source that won’t pollute our planet, which is grid-ready and able to meet our base electrical demands 24/7/365. Energy security is national security.

  • Solferino Lombardi


    I’m sorry to say, but you’re completely baffled.
    Ron Paul is a dyed-in-the-wool libertarian.
    He is a bloody serious realist, there is not the tiniest spark of religiosity or other daydreaming in this guy.

  • ib12541

    We are in a world of hurt, no doubt about it. Start preparing as best as you can folks. A little bit of food and necessities put away as you’re able will be tantamount to you and your family’s survival.

    Spend your worthless paper on what you need but save your wealth in tangibles. Dollar cost average your silver purchases by going to

    Good luck to all of you.

  • Dr Tim Norris

    US protectionism ? … but the US imports large amounts of oil from the Middle East … how is the US going to pay for oil ? … a question posed by T. Boon Pickens.

    The point is that the USA must wean itself from imported oil and find its own indigenous sources of energy.

    NAWAPA and Thorium nuclear power is desperately needed in the USA as proposed by LaRouchePac.

    Wall Street is bankrupt and a bureaucratic unproductive drain on the USA’s resources; lots of overpaid people just pushing useless paper about. Wall Street is part of the evil “British Empire”, namely a financial system of usury centred at the interalpha group which is a bankrupt pyramid scheme (Ponzi scheme). LaRouchePac has defined in detail what a useless waste the British Empire has now become.

    The USA needs to end the “special relationship” with Britain, detach itself from the evil of the British Empire, and introduce its own credit system pursuant to the American Constitution. Wall Street needs to be cut to size, proper commercial banks well financed,and all the hedge funds, derivative products and fictitious debt wiped away by re-enactment of Glass-Steagall. The USA then has a chence, freed from the slavery of the British Empire and the evil finance people associated with the London Stock Exchange.

    The British Empire earlier pushed opium on China, brought all the Afro-Negro slaves to the USA in terrible suffering, and now is helping cultivate poppies in Afghanistan to inflict terrible suffering on Iran and Russia, namely the British Empire is continuing is historic role as a drugs pusher, namely drugs trafficking.

    How terribly evil can the British Empire be?! The sooner the USA is free from the British Empire, the sooner the USA can revive and return again to prosperity.

    Good luck America. Kick out the British Empire and all its stupid pomp and circumstance ! Kick the British Empire down, wherein the UK is presently economically a “breadbasket” case according to LaRouchePac.

  • angry person


    how much are you getting from marketing for a broken clock like john of fft down under? this is not a marketing forum. i have been monitoring his forecasts and have stopped reading his stuff long time ago. he made plenty of wrong forecasts as well and he will conveniently ignore them.

  • mondobeyondo

    If Ron Paul were part of “the system”, he would have been elected President already.

    Ron is against “the system”. That is why the mainstream media ridicules him whenever they can.

  • Great list of economic warning signs. It’s pretty scary when you read all of them together, because you see their collective impact.

    Even more interesting is the varied commentary about Ron Paul. It will be interesting to see what happens with the “Audit the Fed” bill.

    Thanks for the insights!

    International Silver Network

  • WHAT IS THE LAW?, (is Title 26/27 Law? NO!)

    On December. 28, 2010 the U.S. (as are all the territories of the District of Columbia, Guam, Philipine Islands, Puerto Rico, etc,)national debt was $13,877,230,355,933.00 according to a recent U.S. (from the territory of the District of Columbia, a foreign corporation in reference to the 50 contiguous Sovereign-Nation-states), under the Senate “War Powers Act, under the Senate Report 93-549, under the territorial E.O. (Presidental Executive Order) 6260, 6073, 6102, 6111 and Public Law (public MEAND just that= government, Law laid upon the very same government servants-individuals to limit their dictatorship, as versus the private sector) and Public Law 12 U.C.A. 95(a), and Public Law 94-564)Treasury (definition= U.S. Treasury only of this territory, the states have no jurisdiction in this matter and vice versa, as the states are creditors in reference to U.S.)and according to a recent U.S. Treasury (territory of D.C.) report to Congress (also only in D.C.), the U.S. national debt (territorial debt) will reach $19.6 TRILLION in 2015. Now you know why the DEO, “THE EAST OHIO GAS COMPANY d.b.a. DOMINION EAST OHIO” (complaint at P.U.C.O. #10-650) attorney monopoly enterprize are ripping off old ladies and seniors with utility RETAIL PRICE plus State sales TAX forgery at nearly 200% overcharges, where PUCO is “offering” gifts to DEO, without any fear whatsoever of any monopoly class action suit, as the “vigorish” they now, just recently ransomed, they took. The corporation (U.S.) is borrowing more money to operate a gambling ‘carry-trade’ enterprise in foreign countries using the world currency. What about the states? They too are in missmanagement and misprision of felony problem comming up faster for their pawn ticket, is due now. RE-pay now, balance now. Receivership, the 93-549 is Law.
    The Law is = audit these ‘public servants.’ their oath of office, bond or surety and their oath at the Constitution. These SERVANTS wanted this honest and honorable job, or for embelishment/ransom notes? Get rich now?
    Check this out.

  • The “Gulf” oil, as some do know, run into a real problem, as evidenced by a new Quatar City just built in the middle of the desert, has been abandoned, is a Trillion dollars waiste, a derelict. Why?
    The “Gulf” oil is DRYING up in just 22 months, max, as best internal audit there, shown, they panicket. The panic is rampant. Why?
    The well, nearly all the wells in this area, are returning just over 53% salt water, the rest is a mix of very poor salty oil, and the oils return in declining rapidly, as it normally does, as it did in Texas, and even via a “RE-ENTRY” produced more water, and bad condensate, than oil. These wells in Texas are now all cemented over = CLOSED.
    A few Gulf wells have been cemented over or closed permanently, no plans for reentry, they are finished, the Arabs, investors, PANICKED,
    the new “DESERT” miracle city is dead.
    Alaska also produces very bad gummy oil too, the “pipe-line” heaters no longer work to fix that problem. They send a “pig” down the pipe, but it gets stuck often, they have to dismantle that portion of the pipe line.
    NO MORE GOOD OIL from the Gulf area after 2 or even 4 years. Too much salt water.
    Are we dependent for oil from this area? Other areas? See pictures of the DEAD city. It is half finished, and REALY, REALY DEAD in the middle of a large sand desert.

  • Ron Paul came to town and I think everyone that went to see him were hippies.
    There were old vans with bumper stickers pasted all over, seedy looking people, veterans, military. For some reason he doesn’t seem to catch the main stream people, who are conservative, but also progressive. I like Mitt Romney. He can do for the US what he did for the 2002 Olympics, what he had done for Michigan, and what he did for and with Bain. Do you doubt this? What has Ron Paul done on a more larger scale? I think he is great where he is, but the shoes of President might be just a little too big for him. I wouldn’t do it, nor would others I know who also lead businesses, etc. There is just a level of style, experience, and capacity that are demanded right now. Look to Mitt Romney. He has a ton of respect from California right now, some of the most wealthy there learned about him too late last election. Go read more about him and stick with Ron Paul where he is, but realistically, if you vote for Ron Paul and he gets 12% of the votes, when Romney could use those 12%, you’ll be sorry, if Obama wins by …say a 12% margin over Romney. You’ll kick yourself. Think it through.

  • Dr Tim Norris

    Dr Richard Ducan’s Olduvai Thoery shows energy per capita falling rapidly from the year 2015 onwards. It is expected that World population will fall from circa 7 billion peopkle now to around 2 billion people by the year 2050. This is not fantasy, this is the truth however uncomfortable. There will be loss of life in the coming years that will make the loss of life during World War II in the Nazi era seem like a Sunday afternoon tea party. The US economy will soon collapse in debt, hyprinflation and corruption. Wall Street does not know what to do. Austerity measures are a desperate knee-jerk reaction but will not solve the poblem. We need:
    (a) Glass Steagell type financial reform;
    (b) Throium LFTR technology as our primary energy source; and
    (c) a controlled orderly reduction in population from present 7 billion people down to 500 million to 1 billion people by severe control on family size by draconian measures.
    Circulation of a pathogen (e.g. virus) that severely reduces human fertility is what is needed.

    Lyndon LaRouche has been promoting aforemenioned use of nucelar energy. The recent accident at Fukushima resulted from old Uranium U235 technology which should be phased out as soon as possible. Thorium LFTR technology represents clean green safe nucelar power, and there is suffcieint Thorium to power the World safely for over 100000 years at present energy utilization rates from fossil fuels.

    The World’s problems are easily soluble, but people just think in a muddled unstructured manner and reap the rewards of their dissipated efforts. Maybe the style of Lady Gag’s new pair of shoes is more important to people than where our future energy and food is going to come from !

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