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We Are Being Killed On Trade – Rapidly Declining Exports Signal A Death Blow For The U.S. Economy

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Abandoned Packard Automobile Factory - Photo by Albert DuceExports fell precipitously during the last two recessions, and now it is happening again.  So how in the world can anyone make the claim that the U.S. economy is in good shape?  On my website I have been repeatedly pointing out the parallels between the last two major economic downturns and the current crisis, and I am going to discuss another one today.  Since peaking in late 2014, U.S. exports have been steadily declining, and this is something that we never see outside of a major recession.  On the chart that I have shared below, the shaded gray bars represent the last two recessions, and you can see that exports of goods and services plunged dramatically in both instances…

Exports Of Goods And Services - Public Domain

And this chart does not even show the latest numbers that we have.  During the month of January, U.S. exports fell to a five and a half year low

The U.S. trade deficit widened more than expected in January as a strong dollar and weak global demand helped to push exports to a more than 5-1/2-year low, suggesting trade will continue to weigh on economic growth in the first quarter.

The Commerce Department said on Friday the trade gap increased 2.2 percent to $45.7 billion. December’s trade deficit was revised up to $44.7 billion from the previously reported $43.4 billion. Exports have declined for four straight months.

Because our exports are falling faster than our imports, our trade deficit is blowing out once again.  Every year we buy hundreds of billions of dollars more from the rest of the world than they buy from us, and this is systematically wrecking our economy.  Over the past several decades, we have lost tens of thousands of manufacturing facilities, millions of good paying manufacturing jobs, and major exporting nations such as China have become exceedingly wealthy at our expense.

We are being absolutely killed on trade, and yet very few of our politicians ever want to talk about this.

A brand new study that was recently discussed in the New York Times is bringing some renewed attention to these problems.  It turns out that the promised “benefits” of merging the U.S. economy into the global economic system simply have not materialized…

In a recent study, three economists — David Autor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, David Dorn at the University of Zurich and Gordon Hanson at the University of California, San Diego — raised a profound challenge to all of us brought up to believe that economies quickly recover from trade shocks. In theory, a developed industrial country like the United States adjusts to import competition by moving workers into more advanced industries that can successfully compete in global markets.

They examined the experience of American workers after China erupted onto world markets some two decades ago. The presumed adjustment, they concluded, never happened. Or at least hasn’t happened yet. Wages remain low and unemployment high in the most affected local job markets. Nationally, there is no sign of offsetting job gains elsewhere in the economy. What’s more, they found that sagging wages in local labor markets exposed to Chinese competition reduced earnings by $213 per adult per year.

Another study conducted by some of the same researchers discovered that 2.4 million American jobs were lost between 1999 and 2011 due to rising Chinese imports.

When are we going to finally wake up?

The middle class in America is being absolutely shredded, and yet only a few of us seem to care.

Meanwhile, global trade as a whole continues to slow down at a very frightening pace.  We just learned that the China Containerized Freight Index has now dropped to the lowest level ever recorded.  The following comes from Wolf Richter

The China Containerized Freight Index (CCFI), published weekly, tracks contractual and spot-market rates for shipping containers from major ports in China to 14 regions around the world. Unlike most Chinese government data, this index reflects the unvarnished reality of the shipping industry in a languishing global economy. For the latest reporting week, the index dropped 4.1% to 705.6, its lowest level ever.

How many numbers like this do we have to get before we will all finally admit that we are in the midst of a major global economic meltdown?

Here in the United States, the recent rally in the stock market has most people feeling pretty good about things these days.  But the truth is that there are ups and downs during any financial crisis, and this recent rally is putting the finishing touches on a very dangerous leaning “W” pattern that could signal a big dive ahead.

Harry Dent, the author of “The Demographic Cliff: How to Survive and Prosper During the Great Deflation Ahead“, has shown that this leaning “W” pattern is part of a huge “rounded top” for the S&P 500.  The following is a brief excerpt from one of his recent articles

The bull market from early 2009 into May 2015 looks just like every bubble in history, and I’m getting one sign after the next that we did indeed peak last May. The dominant pattern in the stock market is the “rounded top” pattern:

S&P 500 Rounded Top

After trading in a steep, bubble-like channel from late 2011 into late 2014, with only 10% maximum volatility top to bottom, the market finally lost its momentum… just as the Fed finished tapering its QE. That’s because the Fed was the primary driver in this stock bubble in the first place!

Now is not the time to relax at all.

In fact, now is the time to sound the alarm louder than ever.

That is one reason why my wife and I have started up a new television program.  It will be airing on Christian television, but it will also be available on YouTube as well…

As I have said before, 2016 is the year when everything changes.

So don’t be fooled just because the stock market had a couple of good weeks.  The truth is that global economic activity is slowing down significantly, geopolitical instability continues to get even worse, and this political season has caused very deep, simmering tensions in the United States to rise to the surface.

Let us hope that we have a few more weeks of relative stability like we are currently experiencing so that we can have more time to get prepared, but I certainly wouldn’t count on it.

  • Steeve Girard

    That goods and services graph is inaccurate, there should be a grey bar from October 2014 to until now.

  • Tim

    You’re a very blessed man, Michael. :-)

  • REALIST

    I have had a nagging “thought” in my mind for decades. I am proud of America and all we have and have wondered what it would be like if we just told the ENTIRE world to “go to hell”. Now, before you freak out, this is what I mean:

    We don’t really need the rest of the world for anything. Here, in America, we have virtually EVERYTHING we need. Think about it. Is there ONE ITEM we “need” to import? We can grow every crop. We can mine every mineral from lead, uranium to even diamonds.

    We need NOTHING from the rest of the world. Thus, my thought is this:

    Shut our borders. Import nothing and tell the world to get lost. Run our country our way and if they want to know how we do it, and why we are so rich (which we will be) they can come and observe….and then go home.

    No more illegals. No more Arabs. No more Asians. No more Haitians………………..Nobody.

    America does not need anything from the rest of the world. They need us.

    • Mark

      I agree. It would also cleanse our political system. Maybe it would even get rid of the Fed too. Cleanse our nation and rid the corruption. However, how do we deal with the globalist who are responsible for this mess to our country? They are always trying to keep total control.

    • El mico

      That’s all fine in theory but how will the 1% make more money if they can’t ship jobs and manufacturing offshore so they can then sell you useless cheap crap?

    • CharlesH

      Hmmmmm, interesting – I like that – I really do. When do we start?

    • Ricardo

      That is fair enough but 1/do you need to tell the rest of the world to “go to hell” ? I thought you were a non believer. Hell only exists in a religious world and 2/ how about showing some compassion. You don’t need to be aggressive in telling people what you are going to do.
      Americans are so angry.

      • Orac4Prez

        Hmmm, Send all the displaced Muslims to Hell, Michigan… [I know, not very compassionate] One winter there and they might choose to be repatriated back home!

        • Incognito

          How about you go to Hell, Michigan before telling others to go there? Not very Christian to wish bad for others is it now?

          • Orac4Prez

            Not my government, but the West has aided and abetted in destroying the Middle East. The Saudis and Turks are keen to have a full on war. But the Saudi’s still haven’t helped with humanitarian aid. Having said all that there have been lots of reports and complaints in reputable newspapers that after the first Gulf War, the US should have toppled Hussein. There were reports from US Generals that “We should have given arms so the dissidents could have resolved the problems themselves.” Well, the self determination hasn’t worked out too well and sectarian issues have gone out of control. Now around the world the hatred between Muslim sects is being lived out and the Muslim values are being “imposed” on others.
            But if you want to talk about Christian values perhaps you should remember that Jesus family fled to Egypt. After the death of Herod Jesus returned! After the end of the war it is “Christian” to expect the m to return to their our homeland.
            PS: Sorry, if you live in Hell. I have visited Hell, and the people were nice. But the weather was horrible.

        • PJ London

          All the “displaced Muslims” lived in pleasant towns and cities, like Bagdad, Fallujah, Sirte, Damascus, Homs Mosul, Allepo, Kabul etc until your wonderful government turned them into “Hell on earth”.
          They only want to bring to you the joys of your foreign policy.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            ha ha lol oh boy you are good….sad but true !.

        • Bill G Wilminton NC

          They are already there…..

    • SunnyFlaSnotress

      I’m glad that someone finally also sees that we’re still are a country of great resources.. that we could re-industrialize if we choose to.

      • ALWAYSTOMORROW

        Working in a manufacturing/ / formulation environment for 30 years, the workers now compared to 30 years ago are not even close to the same.

        If you could come here to where I work (in the ghetto) and see the horrible work ethics, terrible appearance, no ability to communicate, lack of motivation that is prevalent through out the plant, you may have second thoughts if re-industrialization is possible.

        I guarantee you you would not believe it.

        • Bill G Wilminton NC

          On the periphery of the ghetto is where it can start…..there are many many americans who want to work. There are many areas in NC where factories would be successful.

          • ALWAYSTOMORROW

            I believe you when you say “there are many many Americans who want to work”

            I have never understood why many of the well paying manufacturing plants gravitate to the large cities.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            It may have to do with the infrastructure requirements for a factory……

          • Truegrit

            Because that’s where the suppliers are. You can’t buy 20 tons of Zinc off a farm in some rural area.
            or chemicals, paints, steel, etc. These are things factories use.

          • SunnyFlaSnotress

            Factory workers don’t tend to have much in money, cars, etc. Transportation is available in the city.

          • Orac4Prez

            Its kind of funny hearing this. Factory workers here (Australia) earn a lot more than general workers. A colleague who worked at General Motors (Holden’s in Australia) had worked for years as a scientist (Ph.D level) and was paid more at GM on the production line. He developed a new product and after the patent was complete, he was fired – so the lazy Bas)#^ds” got all of the royalties from his labours. [he got nothing] The pay was more reliable and the government paid tons of subsidies. I know of dozens of people with degrees who get paid better filling shelves at the local Aldi (German supermarket chain) that has opened here recently.
            My daughter is currently working in a restaurant and gets paid overtime – and takes home more than a early career lawyer (she has a law degree).

          • SunnyFlaSnotress

            auto workers tend to make more here too, but that’s the exception

          • john

            thats right, i heared in switzerland worker at aldi makes 4000 chf a month, thats a real good pay.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            Good Point…..gold star !

          • SunnyFlaSnotress

            I used to work in NC factories. I didn’t hate it. Some factory cultures are better than others. Of course I prefer something more progressive, and most didn’t want to put me on a progressive course aside from already having a college degree. I still remember Nortel.. and the soldering places w/Asians.. the ghetto boat part shop.. my favorite was the German auto part place where I would’ve stayed if the state hadn’t semi-hired me w/no benefits.

    • retired22

      What you say is a very old & valid argument that has been suppressed by the official establishment narrative for the last 103 years.
      The fact is that we have been invaded 3 times by the British,..the first 2 times we fought them off.The 3rd time,in 1913, we were invaded by the Central Bankers from the Bank Of England.They bought Woodrow Wilson,..set up the central bank of the USA which they named the Federal Reserve System & dragged us into the Dynastic wars & conspiracies of degenerate Europe.103 years & 2 major World Wars later we are still stuck in that miserable continent With all of it’s intrigues & conspiracies!

    • Incognito

      Dream on cause that ain’t goin’ happen.

    • Stephen Taylor

      Dream on, dream on.

    • Ken

      How then would the US weapons manufacturers survive?

    • Rosco

      That’s an interesting point. But what would you do for exports?

      • Joltin Joe

        We export more wheat then any country, we can now export oil and NG, we’d be fine, just limit imports

    • PJ London

      “Shut our borders. Import nothing and tell the world to get lost. Run our country our way … ”
      Yep that’s what they said in 1620, but the damn immigrants came anyway.
      “America does not need anything from the rest of the world. They need us.”
      The only thing that the rest of the world needs from America is that you go home and stay home. Take your toys and your stooges with you.

      • Bill G Wilminton NC

        PJ…I am not in agreement but you are a thinker please explain……thanks

        • PJ London

          On the shores of Gitche Gumee,
          Of the shining Big-Sea-Water,
          Stood Nokomis, the old woman,
          Pointing with her finger eastward,
          O’er the water pointing eastward,
          To the purple clouds of sunrise.
          …………
          “Goddam Pilgrims” she said.

          He it was who slew my father,
          By his wicked wiles and cunning,
          When he from the moon descended,
          When he came on earth to seek me.
          He, the mightiest of Magicians,
          Sends the fever from the marshes,
          Sends the pestilential vapors,
          Sends the poisonous exhalations,
          Sends the white fog from the fen-lands,
          Sends disease and death among us!
          “Take your bow, O Hiawatha,
          Take your arrows, jasper-headed,
          Take your war-club, Puggawaugun,
          And your mittens, Minjekahwun,
          And your birch-canoe for sailing,
          And the oil of Mishe-Nahma,
          So to smear its sides, that swiftly
          You may pass the black pitch-water;
          Slay this merciless magician,
          Save the people from the fever
          That he breathes across the fen-lands,
          And avenge my father’s murder!”

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            OK OK but still in not sure…..

          • PJ London

            The indigenous Americans did not want immigrants either.
            They probably had the same viewpoint “Shut our borders. Import nothing and tell the world to get lost. Run our country our way ”
            As for the other comment, please identify amy single item that the US is the sole or indispensable supplier.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            DEBT at that we are the best…..

          • GSOB

            The dollar.

          • GSOB

            AC

          • PJ London

            “Karma is a bitch”

          • GSOB

            Ephesians 4:29

          • PJ London

            Isaiah 6:5

    • HeyAHuman

      “No more illegals. No more Arabs. No more Asians. No more Haitians………………..Nobody.”

      No more Europeans, either?

    • Gay Veteran

      “…wondered what it would be like if we just told the ENTIRE world to “go to hell”…..”

      the rest of the world would cheer, NO more American wars of aggression.

      • Orac4Prez

        There are plenty of countries all to willing to fill the vacuum. North Korea would still be rattling the sabers with their 1 nuclear device. China is upsetting its neighbours – sinking a Filipino fishing boat and complaining that all other nations nearby held military exercises. I suspect there would be a lot more wars of aggression and flash points. Instead you would hear more of “…American should do this, etc”

        • Gay Veteran

          let’s just spend another couple of $TRILLION defending our empire

          • Orac4Prez

            No! The West as a whole should develop some ethical diplomatic objectives and act decently. In the West, the culture has shifted and innovation and so forth has dropped. CEO’s get paid obscene amounts without having developed products. Oil goes up and so we want to bomb them? There are always alternatives. I don’t have a problem with defence, but I disagree with offensive actions.

          • Gay Veteran

            the West has made it’s choice:
            empire (U.S.) and vassals (Europe)

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            Wrong….In the West 1% of 1% are the royalty of The Empire the rest are the SERF’s……Europe will be the same.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            We didnt have the last trillions and we do not have future trillions……we are broke !

          • GSOB

            Philippians 4:11, 12
            &
            Luke 14:26;16:10

          • Gay Veteran

            I agree Bill.
            and I would vote for Trump IF I thought he would do 10% of what he says

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            Mr Veteran 10 % in the right direction verses 90% in the wrong direction is a 100% improvement.

            VOTE TRUMP

          • awb22

            yes, to defend your “right” to marry another man.

          • Gay Veteran

            jeez, Sodomite Obsessed Polly the Stalker, that was just pathetic, even for you

      • awb22

        we already have, you just weren’t paying attention. and by the way, you support wars of aggression, can’t have it both ways, sodomite.

        • Gay Veteran

          thy shalt not bear false witness

  • Tim

    You know, as I meet and talk to people and they tell me about their jobs, it confirms just how bad things are in this country. Today I talked to a guy who works for Frito-Lay as a merchandiser. He told me that the company recently restructured its compensation system and that his annual compensation went down by about $10k. He also told me that his workday today would be about 14 hours.

    It seems that many companies today expect their employees to do more for less. That’s certainly the case at my place of employment. It’s awful.

    Man, my grandparents don’t know how good they had it. My maternal grandfather retired from Westinghouse in his late 50s and received a pension and social security for the rest of his life. I’m afraid those days are gone.

    • REALIST

      ObamaCare makes ALL companies place their workers under 37 hours a week. Full time is no longer feasible in America. Thank our negro President.

      • Tim

        Your comment is not entirely accurate. It’s true that, because of Obamacare, many companies limit their employees to less than 30 hours a week in order to avoid having to provide health insurance. But there are still many full-times jobs in America.

        • sistersoldier

          His comment is a lie! There is nothing accurate about it! If he were to tell the truth he would say the half white and half African American 1st Bi-Racial President to begin with and then check the facts on the rest. America’s school system has failed a generation! My God grow up already!

          • Mike

            Race aside, the “Affordable Healthcare Act” is an intentional disaster put in place by liberal fascists that want to destroy our country.

          • sistersoldier

            I don’t see color, only the heart, so I do not subscribe to prejudice(s) as I believe all are created equal. I don’t believe that I said it was a good thing. The affordable care act was in the making long before the Obama administration. He was merely the political mule to implement it. What is being marketed as Obamacare is an effort to further the cause of the elite. There is so much more to this than what people can see with the natural eye and it will culminate in an unfavorable environment for all because it will conclude with a divided nation.

          • nevergiveup

            Well said.

      • RTL89

        You ae such an ignorant schmuck, it’s not even funny. What you’re saying about forcing production under a certain threshold is completely true, but where you absolutely delude yourself and detach from reality is when you blame it on a “negro” president.. which has absolutely nothing to do with why we’re facing the problems we’re facing. In fact, while we’re at it, why don’t you use the word you TRULY feel like using. Saying “negro” in lieu of the word you REALLY want to use doesn’t make you a fraction of an inch of a better person.

        • Mike Smithy

          How about “kneegrow”.

          • sistersoldier

            Stupid is as stupid does.

          • Gay Veteran

            LOL

          • awb22

            idiot

          • RTL89

            If you’re going to hate Obama, do it on the grounds of what he has done to collude in the decline of your country. I say “collude” because he is NOT the first and will NOT be the last to do so. Don’t do it because of his skin color.
            I have never seen such unjustified bigotry as I have on this blog. People like you are ridiculous – you wallow in your own self loathing but hide behind your bible any time a situation crosses your path where you should take responsibility for it. Trump will do nothing more except increase the problems in the economy. Should we blame him because he’s white when that happens? Boy, I’m glad I’m not American – I’ve never heard such hate-filled dreck.

        • Gave

          You should use higher case : N

        • Aeffesstoo

          Not sure why REALIST brought it up, but it’s pretty difficult to decouple the president’s race from the issue when, for the last seven years, any legitimate opposition to his policies and actions has been labeled as “racist” by those supporting him.

      • Scott Comin

        Is that obama care’s fault or the greedy evil life sucking corporations fault?? God forbid people have insurance and corporate America loses a little profit

      • Plextt Plextt

        Be happy that your puppet is only half negro=)

        • AZFan

          He is still negro, a black and a white have a kid then he is negro. The muslims want to mix with the whites in europe to destroy western civilization. America is next.

          • Incognito

            Bull crap! So whites want to mix with themselves and inbreed to save western civilization?

          • AZFan

            Do some reading online, read about the muslim leaders plan, watch the interviews and speeches they are making, i quoted a muslim leader that runs jerusalem about his plan to turn the west black. They want to take over, listen to interviews of muslim leaders in europe, they are starting to get into government over there already. Read about george soros, he backed obama and he wanta europe to open its doors and support muslims, he is supporting hillary and russia kicked his organizations out. They want to take out the white race and western civilization, even jews, look at what many jewish organizations are doing about wanting to open the borders and they are letting muslims refugees live in their synagoges.

          • SunnyFlaSnotress

            Howsa bout some links?

          • AZFan

            Try the daily sheeple, they just had a great article yesterday, and watch youtube and google muslim leaders and what they are saying. Im operating off of a cell phone which is my only internet so sorry it will not let me easily paste links in a comment box.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            AZFan…. you wern’t doing too bad till the muslim refugees live in the Jewish synagogues part…..

            The george soros part not bad but soros did not directly back obama but obama is a puppet under the same influence !.

            We only have 10 months to go…. do you think we will make it or will we have public disturbances/incidences that obama will use to declare martial law and cancel the elections. Whatcha Think….

            In the meantime VOTE TRUMP

          • AZFan

            Google it online about jews supporting open borders, also try daily sheeple .com on their article yesterday, listen to how the muslim leaders tell their people to breed with europeans in order for the white race to die off. Im working off of a cell phone so i cant easily paste links. Yes you are right the muslims want to take over europe and put in sharia law and bring it to the US. Obama may do martial law but it seems like such a slim chance, i think the globalists are able to get the corrupt clintons into office, i hope trump gets in but he has so many powerful people who will try and stop him. Try reading a little more about soros, he backed obama’s presidential exploratory comittee, obama has done so much damage to this country, read about how russia kicked soros people out because they were a threat to the russian way of life.

          • sharonsj

            The Daily Sheeple just reprints stuff from other websites without doing a lick of research to find out if they’re true.

          • AZFan

            What are some of the websites you read? My two favorite are zerohedge and burning platform. Im just curious, some reading this site must know some other good sites for me to visit.

          • bahmi

            Some people say it is evil to “hate”. When the hatee is going to eat your lunch and kill you, damn straight it’s time to hate.
            Hate Hillary, Triumphalize Trump!!!!!

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            No sir do not hate……just VOTE TRUMP 2016…..yes it is evil to hate !

            The best most skilled pro box/martial arts fighters do not HATE their opponent as hate clouds your judgement and impedes your skills.

          • bahmi

            AGREED! on Trump.
            The rest of the drivel you can keep, thank you. Pontification is evil, don’t you realize that?

          • GSOB

            judgment
            no
            ‘e’

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            thanks for correction

            Shalom

          • GSOB

            The word “Christian” is used three times in the New Testament
            Acts 11:26; 26:28; 1 Peter 4:16.

            Followers of Jesus Christ were first called “Christians”
            in Antioch Acts 11:26 because their behavior, activity, and speech were like Christ.

            The word “Christian” literally means, “belonging to the party of Christ” or a “follower of Christ.”

            2 Corinthians 6:14

            Unfortunately over time, the word “Christian” has lost a great deal of its significance and is often used of someone who is religious or has high moral values but who may or may not be a true follower of Jesus Christ.

          • bahmi

            Who’s talking inbreeding when there are nearly 200 million whites to mingle and do the deed??? This stupidity about inbreeding applies when there are 3 people in the world, not 200 million.Get with it and vote TRUMP!!

          • sistersoldier

            Ignorance is contagious.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            The Muslims do not want to mix…..THEY want to take over and put in place SHARIA LAW.

            Vote Trump and STOP
            The Jihad

          • GSOB

            The pagan, wicked, unbelieving world is governed by the principles of Satan.

            Christians should be separate from that wicked world, just as Christ was separate from all the methods, purposes, and plans of Satan.

            He had no participation in them; He formed no union with them, and so it should be with the followers of the one in relation to the followers of the other.

            Attempting to live a Christian life with a non-Christian for our close friend, ally or even President – will only cause us go around in circles.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            Ha ha lol what have we had for the last 8 years……..

          • GSOB

            1 Chronicles 29:17a

            I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness.

      • dontbefooled4455

        Wrong about the hours. My employer is still going strong at 40 plus hours a week.

        • sistersoldier

          So is mine and I do not have Affordable Health Care. They call it Obamacare to deepen racial tensions.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act… Neither ‘Protects’ Patients Nor is it ‘Affordable’.

            Trump says he will ‘Repeal’ this ‘abomination ‘ !

          • sistersoldier

            Your problem is that you are so far up Donald Trump’s rear you don’t know where you end and he begins. I am so tired of your open bromance and love affair with Trump that I am beginning to question your sanity. Why do you persist with this ungodly non-sense.?

            I gave you an olive branch which included not selling Donald Trump to me. I have spiritual eyes to see and you are yet blind. God spoke during the last caucus and because of your blindness you missed it. It was a warning from the Almighty! And I will not be a part of your judgment.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            You are sounding more and more like a fanatic (not a prophet of God) who feels that THEY should impose THEIR will on people….IT IS GOD’s WILL… relax He sees all !. AND HE WILL IMPOSE IT !.

            I believe that you have Godly intentions but you do not realize what you are doing. This attitude you have is the same attitude that has led to some great persecutions in history.

            I am not selling Donald Trump to you and on this site all are allowed to post and respond to posts. You have viciously and repeatedly attacked Trump on this site. You have called him ‘Chump Trump’ etc etc etc and non stop attacked his character based on your spiritual wisdom.

            Obviously by this letter you have shown me that you have some type of an imbalance.

            Lastly it this type of over the top fanatacism that drives people away from Biblical people…..your job is to plant a seed you want to dump a train car load of seed on their head. GOD PULLS PEOPLE TO TRUE MESSENGER !.

          • sistersoldier

            I am not imbalanced and you know this quite well. You however are a “mouthpiece” for evil. God would not promote civil unrest and instability and he also is not involved in this election other than to fulfill prophecy. But because you are bound and blind and obviously bored you continue with these rants! Before I run out in the street to riot and die in the name of Donald Trump rest assure I would sooner be crucified like my Lord. So let it be written, so let it be said.

            You do not hold sacred God nor the values of this country. Why don’t you take yourself and all of your Trump supporters right to New York, Liberty Island and defecate on the Statue of Liberty. Do it Bill! Because to support the nonsense of Donald Trump and his wall means that you no longer hold value of this nation that you so call yourself loyal.

            “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

            When he demolishes this statue and replaces it with himself because he is full of ungodly pride – you will pleased to bow in obedience to him.

            Benedict Arnold!

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            YOU ARE A LEFTIST LIBERAL COMMIE I now understand all !

            Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses LEGALLY vote TRUMP he will enforce our IMMIGRATION laws.

            TRUMP is going to build a wall a big one and the illegals are all going..

            VOTE TRUMP 2016

            An illegal is called an “illegal” because they are illegal and they broke OUR LAW upon illegal entry.

            My grandfather at 12 years old came to this country LEGALLY he came in thru Ellis Island he had to have proof of employment, he was given an examination for infectious disease and he was deloused. He was then ADMITTED LEGALLY into the USA.

          • sistersoldier

            I have written what I have written and nothing you could say will change my mind. God resists the proud and for that reason he is not behind Trump. You can sanctify him all you want and he will still be the poster boy of iniquity and all things ungodly. I am not a leftist, a communist or a right winger. I am of the priesthood of Christ.

            Use your voice to promote Jesus Christ and stop lifting up the devil.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            The POSTER BOY of iniquity is what we have in the White House RIGHT NOW………

            Tuesday nite the people voted and TRUMP won 5 states and is on his way to 1237 delegates BY THE PEOPLE.

            YOU ARE A LEFTIST COMMIE and dont even realize it…..you want no wall, open immigration, and gun control…..ha ha lol sometimes one has to just bear it and the truth comes out.

          • john

            so tell me how you enter legally in the usa ? you just apply for a US passport or a work permit mouhahah u retard!!!

            this is not 1960 anymore.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            And not by swimming across the Rio Grande !

          • sistersoldier

            Donald Trump is not a true messenger he is a servant of Satan.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            You are not doing the community of Yeshua a service by your hysterical rants…..that just discredits you for future relevancy.

            You have much scriptural knowledge but a lack of delivery……your style is to cracks eggs for an omelette with a sledgehammer.

            Trump is not the issue….YOU ARE !

          • SunnyFlaSnotress

            She is right.. Donald Trump is not a true messenger he is a servant of Satan

          • sistersoldier

            I know that you are saying that because you are a Hillary supporter. But nonetheless you’re not all bad I guess.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            Oh my we have hit the pinnacle a VAMPIRE declaring who is a servant of Satan lol

          • SunnyFlaSnotress

            Hey, I’ve seen him at the parties.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            YUP the one with the Hillary button !

          • SunnyFlaSnotress

            nope, just Trump

          • sistersoldier

            Well sometimes a sledgehammer is required!

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            A sledgehammer does not work for scrambled eggs nor evangelism…… as it just drives people away.

          • sistersoldier

            Are you familiar with the story of Paul and Peter? Christians are not always timid creatures. I have compassion for those outside of the faith and I believe that gentleness is applicable in the appropriate setting. You however report to be a “seasoned” Christian and therefore I use a stronger method of intervention as you should know better.

            “But when Peter came to Antioch, I (Paul) opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned.” This was not a pleasant conversation between the disciples as it was heated. They did not sin but yet they had a disagreement that was fierce as we see in the following scripture.

            “But Paul kept insisting that they should not take him along who had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not gone with them to the work. And there occurred such a sharp disagreement that they separated from one another, and Barnabas took Mark with him and sailed away to Cyprus.But Paul chose Silas and left, being committed by the brethren to the grace of the Lord.…”

            So basically when we are dealing with “hard headed” brothers
            (such as BILL WILMINGTON) and sisters who are of the household of faith “TOUGH LOVE” is required or as you said a SANCTIFIED SLEDGEHAMMER.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            The servant of SATAN is OBAMA….and obama is a satanic messenger in good standing!.

          • sistersoldier

            Your time would be better spent meditating on and in the Word of God. Only what we do for Christ will last. Our God is a jealous God and He will not share His glory with another.

      • afchief

        It depends if you are hourly or salary.

      • Lazarovic

        Negative, asshole. Companies CHOOSE to deny their employees health insurance

        by only working them 37 hours instead of 40. Nobody makes them greedy traitors, they just are naturally.

      • Bill G Wilminton NC

        SKIN COLOR has nothing to do with this….Obama is a PUPPET for the GLOBALISTS….

        Our political establishment ( dem/repub) are TRATORS and passed GATT, NAFTA and CAFTA trade agreements and are working right now to pass TPP trade agreement. This is the mother load of trade agreements and gives our rights to the UN….

        VOTE TRUMP let him throw this TPP in the garbage can and renegotiate all the other trade agreements and bring OUR jobs back to the USA.

        • bahmi

          As we speak, we are being shafted by globalist trade pigs.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            Yes sir we are…..VOTE TRUMP 2016

        • SunnyFlaSnotress

          How much prior political experience does Trump have?
          NADA!!! ZIP!!!! ZILCH!!! ZERO!!!

          He talks the talk, but never walked the walk.
          But hey.. it’s only THE PRESIDENCY!
          Maybe next we’ll grab people off the street w/no medical training to do surgery!
          Ok, neither did Ulysses Grant or Dwight Eisenhower have a prior politcal position, though both had a strong military background. Dwight being ” The Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in World War II”
          and Grant “Commanding General of the United States Army”
          How much military background does Trump have? NADA!!! ZIP!!!! ZILCH!!! ZERO!!!

          “no major U.S. company has filed for Chapter 11 more than Trump’s casino empire in the last 30 years.”
          He has filed four business bankruptcies. Maybe he thinks it’s just as easy to file bankruptcy w/the entire government and walk away.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            TRUMP has…..NADA !!! ZIP !!! ZILCH !!! ZERO !!! experience in putting The USA 19 TRILLION in DEBT….that experience we have had enough !

          • Padraigin Eagle

            Governmints: Only one flavour so just keep on sucking

            Since when do puppets need experience, Bush, Reagan, Clinton, Bush, Obummer, etc, et al, they all are entrained by the ghouls from hell, that be why it be known as Poli-ticks, blood suckers on the body politic, the sheople never feel the pr$ck.

          • Tracy Lott

            Because the guys who have the experience have done such a great job and im sure will continue the great work.

        • GSOB

          Once violence is normalized at his rallies, it’s only a short jump to it becoming organized.

          • socalbeachdude

            The only violence is being caused by hooligan thugs committing crimes.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            TRUMP says about Muslims…..Trump said that muslim immigration should stop immediately until we figure out what is going on with these people. and a way to vet them before entry!.

            Bill of Wilmington says….Muslims should not be allowed entry into the USA as they do not integrate, do not want to integrate or be american, only swear allegiance to Allah and the Koran, and Jihad.

            25 percent of Muslims claim themselves as a believer in Sharia Law. If the Muslim population of the world is 1.5 billion…..that leaves 400 million radicals…..A man may have 3 other woman(concubines) besides their wife…under this system a man may easily father 25 children. How many generations before they just out populate us….

            Lastly they all go on welfare etc etc so basically we are funding their stealth attack….called the Trojan Horse. I would not let one in and throw those in OUT !!!!!

          • GSOB

            What about the eunuchs?

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            Was a kid in the past but no kids in the future……….

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            We are at war for the survival of this country and you speak of nonsense….we the people of THE USA have had it….BIG TIME.

            YESHUA is my LORD and Master and I VOTE FOR TRUMP as PRESIDENT…..who do you think brought Trump to this place…

          • GSOB

            That’s a no brainer.

      • Bill G Wilminton NC

        Yes we have a black american as president but the healthcare called obamacare was in the works before he got into office he just presented it…..this healthcare program is just another example of the coming New World Order and destruction of The USA.

        Obama like other Presidents before him either dem or repub is a sell-out of our country !.

        • GSOB

          It is obvious to both the Christian and the non Christian, whom it is you are
          ‘sold out’

          to.

      • Scott Comin

        Is that obama care’s fault or the greedy evil life sucking corporations fault for not wanting to insure their employees?And by the way Obama care is being used by the government and corporations to make record profits off the back of hard working Americans. CORPORATIONS ARE TRAITORS.

    • L. A. McDonough

      Husband took early retirement was sick and tired of doing overtime because not enough workers to pick up slack (didn’t rehire to replace ones that left.). Will voting for anyone fix it? no way. Focus on prepping and buying bartering items.

      • Bill G Wilminton NC

        VOTE TRUMP will do his best !

    • Richard O. Mann

      This has been going on for some time now. It just gets worse as we go forward. I knew people in the late 90’s who were getting the shaft with it came to their retirement and the hours they had to work. They worked for various phone companies around the country.

    • Orac4Prez

      In Australia, (and no doubt elsewhere) the politicians are keen to move the retirement age to 70. Some of our public servants are on old (obscenely generous) retirement schemes and retire in their mid 50’s still. (cant be many of them left though)

    • SunnyFlaSnotress

      Tim, I’m sorry about you and your cornchip friend, but somehow, I don’t think you two make a broad representation of the American economy.

    • Roddy Pfeiffer

      Frito-Lay is doing fine here in China.

  • REALIST

    WARNING: I like your blog and have just watched your Video, BUT, I am a pagan, souless, godless, atheist. BUT, you need me. It is always good to know the enemy, the opposition, the devil controlled sinners. So, Welcome.

    You moved from D.C. since your natural Animal Instincts (developed through 1 Billion years of Evolution) made you. You felt very unsafe and uncomfortable. You don’t really know why (I do), so you moved to be around those of your “tribe” (that is a hint). So, welcome to the beginning of your “Awakening” (research what that means)

    • Tim

      “…I am a pagan, souless [sic], godless, atheist.”

      I feel sorry for you. If you remain in that state, and you will unless the Lord sees fit to have mercy on you, then your future is very bleak.

      You’re not going to dissuade Michael from his Christian faith. He’s grounded in God’s Word.

      • sistersoldier

        And that is the best place to be.

    • SunnyFlaSnotress

      so you see rightwingers as a tribal

  • REALIST

    Why should the Jewish people be “allowed” to have a Jewish State when White people are not allowed to have a White State? Racism? Supremacy? Segregation?

  • James Dohnalek

    China’s work force is 12%. 88% are sitting in rice fields waiting for urban cities to create more companies thus more jobs. It is like this in the rest of Asia, Endionesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia. Then there is India. Billions of workers are wanting to get off of farms into industrial jobs.
    Now, there is a massive retiree population that is leaving the work force which makes up 25% to 33% of the world. They have almost no savings/ no spending. They are supported by FEDERALISM. Social security, pensions, socialized medicine, veteran gov. Care.
    The weight of all of this is a HUGH BUBBLE, A GIANT COLLAPSE IS HAPPENING. Tarrifs, restrictions, penalties, deportations — no of this will have an affect, except a massive ACCELERATION.
    Just watch and see. Give it six more months.

    • Yooper

      Agreed, all of it.

    • Scott Comin

      Stay on the farm people!!!

      • Bill G Wilminton NC

        ha ha YUP…..

    • Joltin Joe

      They can have my job, I’ll go farm and provide for myself! This country is going down in my lifetime, better prepare now

  • CharlesH

    Not that anyone cares what Trump has to say but I give him total credit for constantly harping on this exact problem. No one can say they haven’t been told – he tells it at every campaign stop he makes – it’s been all over the free press he gets. So yes, Americans are informed and of course the U.S. government knows but NOTHING is done – ZERO. This administration currently in office is doing EVERYTHING in their power to destroy this nation from within. This is a human made problem that can be solved – but NOT by the administration in office now.

    • Scott Comin

      It’s not the administration it is the administration behind the administration.

      • CharlesH

        Oops, my bad – I forgot about the conspiracy theorists. I’ll try not to do that again. Thanks a lot!

        • Bill G Wilminton NC

          Charley Boy… not a conspiracy theory anymore it is all in the OPEN now.

          Open your eyes….look at TPP trade agreement coming up unless Trump gets elected.

          • GSOB

            Worldly…altogether, worldly.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            ALTOGETHER now here we go round the mulberry bush the mulberry bush the mulberry bush ALTOGETHER now……

      • Bill G Wilminton NC

        YUP…..the Council on Foreign Relations

        • Ricardo

          And they are no conspiracy theory….they are a fact.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            Conspiracy is fact…..all to bring on New World Order…..get right with Yeshua ( Jesus) not much time.

        • c_chandler

          note that both rubio and cruz are members of this mess.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            Rubio as a first time Senator has been invited to CFR functions to speak, usually that is first leg to being asked to be a member.

            Ted Cruz wife Heidi was/is a member of CFR. She is/was an executive of Goldman Sachs Bank in NYC, this is the most evil corrupt bank in the world. This bank puts whole countries into bankruptcy with their designed to fail loans that are so called loans for infrastructure.

            This GS Bank received huge bailout loans in 2008.

            Cruz received a campaign loan of 1 million buckeroos from (you guessed it) Goldman Sachs and then did not give disclosure of this loan to the election committee. This is called cronyism of banking and politics.

          • AZFan

            This is what i have been saying to everyone, why would you want ted, i cant trust him, he is mixed in with the jews at goldman and he wanted to increase green cards. I hope trump wins but i feel like the global elites find a way to get clinton in office.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            Those global elites would do anything to get Hillary into office…..I agree !

          • SunnyFlaSnotress

            and it will work 😀

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            And why would you want Hillary……

    • Bill G Wilminton NC

      We are being destroyed from within by our traitorous establishment elites the Globalist New World Order cabal of bankers, politicians, and corporations.

      These corrupt immoral dems and repubs passed gatt, nafta, and cafta trade agreements and are now getting ready to pass TPP the mother of all the trade agreements and this one is signed to the UN and is irrevocable once passed.

      VOTE TRUMP Lets stop this TPP and renegotiate gatt nafta cafta……or this country will soon be a third world banana republic.

      • GSOB

        …..”These corrupt immoral dems and repubs”…

        You need to repent.
        2 Peter 1:9

        • Bill G Wilminton NC

          Please let me know where I can buy whatever it is that you are smokin….cause it must be some good sh*t…………….

  • Rhialto the Marvellous

    Michael, may God bless your new endeavors. Please post all pertinent info as you get it.

  • Teutodraeger

    I don’t ascribe to much of the End Times theorizing (Shemitah, Revelation etc) but the signs of the times as they stand all seem to point to a collapse that will dwarf 1929-30. Life will change the most for those who are the most dependent on extant institutions (transportation, utilities, etc). I’m particularly scared of a power grid ‘failure’ or, worse, some interruption/interference with city water supplies.

    • Creepy Pedro

      Get a water purifier and stock up on food if you have not. Be prepared but dont get anxiety over it.

    • SunnyFlaSnotress

      You can also get a lil air conditioner and generator and test the condensate for heavy metals. The condensate can be purified. I get like 2-3 gallons/day from my ac in Florida. A dehumidifier would collect even more. I’m not calling it good living, but if water were unavailable..

      • Bill G Wilminton NC

        LOL you need electricity for the AC to work….

        • SunnyFlaSnotress

          note.. “a lil air conditioner and generator “

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            Thats right a mosquito only needs a lil ac unit….

          • SunnyFlaSnotress

            “a mosquito only needs a lil ac unit”???

      • Mark

        Not a bad idea but just remember that your air conditioner and dehumidifier run on electricity. If the electric goes out what do you do? Buy a gas powered Honda generator. It gets hot in Florida. I have a rental house on S.C . and it’s hot in the summer so I can only imagine how hot it gets in Florida. Oh, just remember that blood needs refrigerated so if the refrigerator goes out the blood goes bad.

    • GSOB

      Matthew 10:28
      &
      Hebrews 10:31

  • Orac4Prez

    For roughly 1 year, the US dollar has been appreciating against other currencies. Hence US exports will be more expensive (and customers will source equivalent things elsewhere), while imports will be cheaper. So there is nothing unexpected here.

    • PJ London

      It is called a “Currency war” and it is another war that USA is losing.

      • Orac4Prez

        Started by the Federal reserve printing trillions of dollars, thus devaluing the currency. The exports haven’t dropped far when you consider that the graph shows the levels higher than before the crash. Would have been useful to see the import levels – if that hasn’t “crashed” then you need to alter policy. There is no point to repeating a failing policy and expecting a different outcome!

        • PJ London

          The Fed printing trillions of dollars (devaluing the currency) would cause the dollar to “depreciate” not appreciate. The Fed is trying to save the banks and Wall Street,that is all.
          If you sell 1 computer to the EU today for $1900, and last year you sold 2 for $2000, your exports have dropped a little, but your production (and jobs) have halved.
          The other countries have been protecting their jobs and production by devaluing their currencies, Japan, China, EU etc. (Faster than the US)
          US has been complaining for years.

  • Dan Jones

    America has to be neutralized for the NWO to come about…

    Always be a light that is .shininginthedark.

    • Bill G Wilminton NC

      YUP and it is on its way….VOTE TRUMP

      • Lolz

        Chump

        • Bill G Wilminton NC

          The CHUMP as you call TRUMP won a heap of delegates the other nite….lol

  • Edcs10

    I’ve spent the last five months researching and following this site and praying fervently with no clear answer. Is it or is it not a good time to invest in a large acre parcel (for sustainability purposes) and build a home or stay put and keep the cash in the bank? Or w/draw all the cash and invest in more g/s? Need to make a decision and can’t!

  • Bob332

    But, but, but, but the Muzzie-In_Chief says everything is great! As my Economics teacher told me in 1969…” When a country CONSISTENTLY imports MORE than it exports, it is doomed to fail”! We are at the fail point.

  • Jomine Jose

    Anymore read alerts?
    Globalisation, why do you forget that not for globalisation American Economy would have collapsed long ago? Now that the tide has turned you are dead against it!

    • Bill G Wilminton NC

      Before GLOBALISATION the pair of 125 dollar sneakers that were made in the USA with american labor cost 50 BUCKS to manufacture and the american labor had a house and family and was glad to have a 40 hour week job with benefits ( maybe some overtime) and the company was making a standard profit .

      With GLOBALIZATION the worker with the house and the little family lost his job (with benefits) and his house and now works at McD’s 29 hours a week and has no benefits and is living in a motel. But the sneakers with Chinese labor now cost 25 BUCKS to manufacture. The company imports the sneakers and pockets the 25 BUCKS saved on labor.

      This has gone on in industry after industry times thousands and thousands. Factory after factory shut down and all those high paying manufacturing jobs gone to china.

      VOTE TRUMP BRING OUR FACTORIES BACK !

      • Jomine Jose

        You have no reason to complain now that globalisation turned against you. It is the Americans that went after the third world to open up their market and not the other way round. The job loss would have happened before even without globalisation, blame it on technology. You Americans produced too much and had no markets to sell it, that is when globalisation started. What did you think, the Chinese and Indians will never do manufacturing and will be content on buying your products at the high cost?
        Not even god, let alone Trump can save you.

  • Edcs10

    ‘ve spent the last five months researching and following this site and praying fervently with no clear answer. Is it or is it not a good time to invest in a large acre parcel (for sustainability purposes) and build a home or stay put and keep the cash in the bank? Or w/draw all the cash and invest in more g/s? Need to make a decision and can’t!

    • Tim

      The more steps you take in the direction of self-sufficiency the better. Don’t wait.

    • ALWAYSTOMORROW

      When in doubt, DON’T,!

    • SunnyFlaSnotress

      Take your money to the local gypsy and have her bless it for you

    • victor

      What does your heart say? Or lean towards?
      Do you live in a big city now? Where later chaos could get out of hand.
      What comes to mind is the story of Jacob.
      God used him to prepare and bless others, though it wasn’t an easy journey from the time he was thrown in the hole and then sold to the travelers.

      • Bill G Wilminton NC

        Victor that was Joseph the 11th son of Jacob who became the vizier of Egypt ( second only to pharoah) Joseph interpreted the Pharoah’s dreams about the seven years of plenty followed by seven years of famine……

        • victor

          I stand corrected, thanks, it was Joseph. Funny as I was typing I was thinking Joseph.
          Jacob, another interesting story.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            ha ha lol I have done same thing….it is an over 60 thing !.

    • Bill G Wilminton NC

      Invest in YOURSELF get right with YESHUA ( Jesus) today !

    • df NJ

      Learn to hunt and fish. Do something that makes you feel like you have personal power. Stop being afraid.

  • J B

    What does Umerika actually make and export besides Weapons of War and Terrorism

    • SunnyFlaSnotress

      lotsa techno stuff that becomes obsolete in 2-3 years

    • Rhialto the Marvellous

      jb, you’re the problem.

      • J B

        The cure to the worlds problems is right there in front of You
        STOP THE NAZIS

        • SunnyFlaSnotress

          jb, you’re the problem

    • Bill G Wilminton NC

      DEBT……

    • df NJ

      The CFR is in charge of our military. It’s pure delusion to think our military is under our government’s control.

  • J.C

    Just wait for mainstream media to broadcast positive news from some billionaire tycoon or us data in the near future to keep heads above water. Watch this space!

  • Mark

    You can consider the economy in good shape because 2+2 isn’t 4 anymore. Tptb make all the rules I agree with your stats and analysis Michael but 2+2= whatever tptb want it to.

    • df NJ

      In base 3 arithmetic 2 + 2 = 10. Everything is a matter of perspective. We see the reality we want to see through the filter of our own prejudices.

  • M miller

    Michael…..I have been a reader of your Blog since 2010…………over the last 6 months I have come to believe that your “collapse” is not going to happen……..not now……..not anytime soon……..probably never, at least not until TPTB decide it’s time….the only thing that all of these “the end is coming” stories that you write about has accomplished has been to make you rich…….everything is fake……..made up……orchestrated, and we are nothing but puppets allowed to go on until our usefulness is over………..when it is over, no amount of stockpiling of food, guns, gold or silver is going to help………do you really think that your pistol and shotgun will be effective against drones, missiles and armored vehicles………..people need to realize that you can not fight the Main Stream Media and the Government and expect to win………the ” tough guys” on your Blog will lay down their “Pea Shooters” when push comes to shove……..they may talk tough but the first time they are facing down the barrell of tank, they will wet their pants…..my suggestion is to enjoy life…….ignore all the “BS” that is going on………….you are only on this earth for a short time, why not enjoy the ride……

    • SunnyFlaSnotress

      lol.. what makes you think they made him rich?

      • M miller

        Who is “they” ?……Please read the comment before you make a stupid response……

        • SunnyFlaSnotress

          “the only thing that all of these “the end is coming” stories that you write about has accomplished has been to make you rich”

        • SunnyFlaSnotress

          you’re a snyde lil man arent u

          • victor

            Put down your Pea Shooter..lol
            Oh and by the way your pants are wet.

    • ALWAYSTOMORROW

      I agree with you. Enjoy life and realize what you can and can’t do.

      As far as Michael getting “rich”, I think he is making a living but far from rich. If he were rich his latest video would not look and sound like it was done in a garage in front of a 60″ TV.

      • df NJ

        The more dire you are the more money you make.

        • Bill G Wilminton NC

          WHEN THE TRUTH IS DIRE…..WELL THATS DIRE !

    • HadNuff

      Well Miller, you seemed to have left out a couple of things. The government won’t be at your door immediately, The mayhem will start way before then with the thugs after their EBT cards are cut off, etc.. Then they come after you. It will be YOU who wets their pants when they beat your door down, then you and your family after they have raped and had their way with you/them. So, go ahead and enjoy life without worrying at all. We will see many like you screaming and begging for help BEFORE the govt. steps in. I will FIGHT ANYONE who tries to harm me or my family, tank or not!!

      • M miller

        You are one of the “brain washed” people I was speaking of…….I never said I wouldn’t protect my family but unlike you I’m not going to let it run my life…….you must be miserable waiting for the “end” that will not come……….you need to enjoy one of those freeze dried meals you have stashed away and lighten up…….

        • HadNuff

          I am not waiting on anything, just anticipating. I have no “freeze dried meals”, but I do have a lot of common sense which you seem to lack. Brainwashed is exactly the opposite of what I am actually, You are just a big-mouthed babbling moron who obviously needs an attitude adjustment..

    • Gay Veteran

      “…do you really think that your pistol and shotgun will be effective against drones, missiles and armored vehicles….”

      our “great” military can’t defeat a bunch of goat herders in Afghanistan

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        our “great” military can’t defeat a bunch of goat herders in Afghanistan

        Well, not with imbecile leftards like you in charge. LOL, buffoon.

        • Gay Veteran

          sorry junior, but I don’t support our wars of aggression.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Well, at least you failed to understand what I actually said and then you agreed with it.

            I’ll save any further expenditure of my time on your stupid gargling by answering your completely expected ENGRISH! argument.
            So when you start screeching:

            at least you failed to actually understand what I actually said

            Not anywhere did I come close to saying anything remotely like
            “I do support our wars of aggression.” and you’ll find that nowhere in my comment history.

            then you agreed with it.

            I don’t support our wars of aggression.
            Neither does Barack the magic moron and his utter failures in Afghanistan, the surrender and collapse of Iraq, the buildup of ISIS and the fall of Syria show it.

            So after you’ve applied the sum total of your intellectual prowess and failed to come to the same conclusion, feel free to foam at the mouth with your typical buffoonery. I’m out. Karate wore me out tonight and honestly, I rather spend what’s left of it with my wife that silly dolt like you.

          • Lolz

            Your error is a dangling participle: “you.” Your phrase could suggest that gay veteran is or was in charge of a military company for example, or it can suggest the president, who is in charge, is an “imbecile leftard,” (very original by the way.) So if you are going to attempt a semi-forensic dissection of his response, make sure your own buffoonery doesn’t so clearly show through. Now go admire Donald Chump’s wrinkly member.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            And there you have it. I have been corrected. Of course, I actually said, “like you”, so there is that.

            Now go admire Donald Chump’s wrinkly member.
            Yea, you might wanna check my history lest you sound the buffoon. Not a trumpster. And that’s most visible on this blog too. Yikes. Lolz.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            Thanks for VOTING FOR TRUMP !

            Your vote will help us here in ARIZONA !

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            HOPE AND CHANGE.
            HOPE AND CHANGE.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            The CHANGE was the DEBT went from 10 trillion to 19 trillion and still rising !

            The HOPE is that we make the last 10 months without MARTIAL LAW !

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            You forgot to mention all the imbeciles that hit the news claiming Obama was going to fill their tanks, pay for their healthcare and pay their rent.
            You know, the people that sounded like you do now. Trump is gonna change it all. Trump is gonna roll it all back. Trump is going to put a stop to it.

          • Gay Veteran

            oh me, more of little malcom’s “you said I said you said she said they said you said I said”

            “…I don’t support our wars of aggression.
            Neither does Barack the magic moron and his utter failures in Afghanistan, the surrender and collapse of Iraq, the buildup of ISIS and the fall of Syria show it…..”
            Obama is just a puppet, just like Bush. The neo-cons are mainly in charge, and those morons would gladly lead us to WWIII for the sake of U.S. hegemony.

          • awb22

            sorry, junior, but you do. You don’t get to support the police state at home and not support their wars abroad. that dog don’t hunt. you support the police state requiring otherwise non-assuming citizens to recognize your non-traditional marriage by force. Now, say it isn’t so, sodomite.

      • awb22

        you idiot, they can and did.

        • Gay Veteran

          oh Sodomite Obsessed Polly the Stalker, that’s said even for you!

    • Orac4Prez

      Hey, I have been critical of Michael on a number of points. However if he gets rich good luck to him. He is producing content and we have an opportunity to agree or disagree.
      Not everything is bleak. But then again not everything is rosy! Anyone who deals with the current difficulties knows life isn’t easy. But this is not the time to give up!

  • Cyber Revengeance

    I think we are still one year away from economic collapse. Stock market will continue going down in 2016. But will bottom in 2017.
    China is still able to borrow money. So they won’t be collapsing this year. Also we are not seeing enough defaults that could cause problem.

    • PJ London

      The Stock Market is a casino, nothing to do with the economy. Used by Government to pull the wool over the eyes of the sheeple.
      Plunge Protection and TARP. The good thing is that the 1% count most of their wealth in “stock and shares”, they are screwed.

      • df NJ

        However, there is an intrinsic value in the dollar. We have 340 million people in this country who continue to buy groceries and gasoline. That’s a pretty strong habit. I don’t think people are going to stop buying cereal anytime soon.

        • PJ London

          It is clear you did not read or comprehend what I wrote. They do not have any more “dollars” than anyone else. They have stocks and shares. When the value of those stocks fall and the shares of the companies go bankrupt, then they will (as in 1929) jump.

          The only wealth they have is property, once the facade disappears, then the property will fall away as well. (as in 1930 -1934).
          The major asset they have is access to credit from the banks. Once the banks fail (ie the bailouts cannot be sustained) then the banks will steal your deposits and then the whole system will fail.
          You seem to agree, the stock market is not the economy.
          The US dollar has no more “intrinsic” value than the Zimbabwe dollar.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            PJ great post….do you think some will get it ?

          • PJ London

            One did, (you did), that is enough.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            ha ha lol……witty also !.

          • GSOB

            ….”Once the banks fail (ie the bailouts cannot be sustained) then the banks will steal your deposits and then the whole system will fail.”…….

            Won’t happen without a war.

      • Bill G Wilminton NC

        The wealth of the 1% is now in dollars… but dollars and ALL MONEY is going away to be replaced with a chip that has gov issued credit.
        This chip will be placed in your hand and has all your necessary info as in banking ,health and ID.

        The REAL WEALTH of the 1% will be POWER ! When there is no currency ‘POWER’ becomes the currency. Your POSITION in the gov gives you the power…gov auto’s , gov limousines, gov food stores, gov medical, gov beach house etc etc . Just like the old Soviet Union.

        YUP acceptance or resistance !

        • PJ London

          As it was in 1908.

          “We are in power. Nobody will deny it. By virtue of that power we shall remain in power…We have no words to waste on you. When you reach out your vaunted strong hands for our palaces and purpled ease, we will show you what strength is. In roar of shell and shrapnel and in whine of machine-guns will our answer be couched. We will grind you revolutionists down under our heel, and we shall walk upon your faces. The world is ours, we are its lords, and ours it shall remain. As for the host of labor, it has been in the dirt since history began, and I read history aright. And in the dirt it shall remain so long as I and mine and those that come after us have the power. There is the word. It is the king of words–Power. Not God, not Mammon, but Power. Pour it over your tongue till it tingles with it. Power.”

          – Mr. Wickson, The Iron Heel by Jack London (1908), chapter 4

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            Will read the book…..thanks for a great source….’.POWER ‘ not gold or silver or fiat dollar lol is the Coming Currency !

  • Zaphod Braden

    We are killing ourselves on trade with the strong dollar and talk of interest rises. On purpose? I don’t know, but that is what is happening.

    • Bill G Wilminton NC

      The USA with its Constitution and Declaration of Independence must come down to accomplish New World Order……”THEY” want no wall, no borders, no national sovereignty, rights given by government not God , WE are the SERFS and “THEY” are the new kings queens dukes duchesses earls and barons. Also called the Political elites, the Establishment, the Globalists. How will you look in your little pointed hat ?

      Out of the Tyranny of King George and into the Tyranny of the New World Order in a little over 200 years.

      We can fight them….VOTE TRUMP 2016

      • victor

        Your thoughts on brokered convention?
        Third party run?

        • victor

          Wonder who will be his VP pick?

          • Yooper

            Sarah Palin, to put the icing on the cake?

          • df NJ

            Chris Christie

        • Bill G Wilminton NC

          After Trumps performance last nite it appears that the odds of TRUMP getting the 1237 delegates is a fair bet….and that is phenomenal…..

          The establishment elites are in shock they believed that the SHEEPLE would never GET IT but the silent majority has awakened and AWAKENING.

          That commie induced disruption of the Trump rally was the icing on the cake….millions saw right in their face on their home TV the future destruction of FREEDOM OF SPEECH in the USA. Ha ha Trump then WON the state of Illinois.

        • REALIST

          “THEY” will kill Trump.

  • Undecider

    I disagree. The U.S. is the leader in exporting it’s new #1 product. Fear and terrorism.

    • Bill G Wilminton NC

      # 1 export of U.S. is DEBT !

      • df NJ

        #1 export is bravado

        • Malcolm Reynolds

          #1 export is po rn.
          …Stupid censors

          • Rob W

            American Exceptionalism at work.

  • df NJ

    I think the buildings shown in the picture are in Russia. Can anyone confirm? I don’t think they are in Detroit.

  • billtheguy

    A little humor; With New World Order what other world are we going to sell to? The one that’s directly across from us on the other side of the sun? LOL! Is that where they are going to go for cheap labor? All the other countries want what we have! I know, I know, we will all be poor.

  • canada

    I have been reading this blog for over a year,, very interesting and I enjoy following. I seen how the markets were very unstable the first part of the year, but looks now oil is on the rise as well as the stocks all coming back strong,, is this normal? especially if we are in global economic collapse??

  • Christoph Weise

    The reduction in exports does not seem to be yet very significant. The lower oil price could explain a lot of that.

  • Lee

    I love your page and information. Praying for you. Stay Jesus strong!

  • James King

    Economic collapse my a$$. How do you explain Warren Buffet’s company’s quarterly profits jumping one third?

  • Ben

    This article explains why Trump is winning.

  • Marty

    Its so bad out there even the drug dealers sales have plumetted . Now they have to resort to good old fashioned robberies and burglaries for a living here in northwest Indiana.

    • Bill G Wilminton NC

      That is so bad to hear…..weapon up…..get your neighbors together use your 2nd amendment.
      God Bless You and Your Family

      • sistersoldier

        You need to pick up your Bible and put down you Trump bowl you’ve had enough of the devil’s brew.

        • Bill G Wilminton NC

          You are a BIBLE literate LEFTIST LIBERAL encroaching on COMMIE you know the words, the chapters and the verses of The BIBLE but have no wisdom ……..

          • sistersoldier

            Hosea 8:4 “They have set up kings, but not by Me; They have appointed princes, but I did not know it. With their silver and gold they have made idols for themselves, That they might be cut off”

            Sew to the wind reap the whirlwind.

        • Bill G Wilminton NC

          VOTE TRUMP 2016

          • sistersoldier

            Never! Not in a million years. If I had extra arms I would not use one of them to support that demon!

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            Trump doesnt need your leftist liberal commie arms……

        • Bill G Wilminton NC

          VOTE TRUMP 2016

    • sistersoldier

      That’s a lie!

      • Bill G Wilminton NC

        Why would you call Marty a lier……….. and fortunately obama has not been able to get gun control passed so these people can defend themselves and their families……

        Obama is a traitor to we the people ….

        • sistersoldier

          I called him a liar because he is a liar. I live in NW Indiana we don’t grow chumps we grow champions!

          You let God deal with President Obama. You deal with Bill. Stop calling good evil and evil good. The whole lot of them is wicked! God will separate the wheat from the tares when his angels reap the earth.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            Gary is north west Indiana and has the highest number of murders 56 (2013) in the state…..and YOU are the LIER. Besides being a commie leftist liberal….you are a disgrace….you ought to just keep your mouth shut.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            Did you look at a map and see that GARY Indiana is NW Indiana ! and had 56 murders in 2013… nice place to live if you drive a tank and carry a flamethrower with you…..

          • sistersoldier

            I never said I lived in Gary and even (it) is not as bad as other places and falls well below the national average. You need to get a grip. Merrillville is the new Gary as the population has been decimated because of the slow down in steel mill production.

  • Willard Ferch

    Right on! I pastor a small group in a low-income housing complex, and I’ve been warning of the coming wreck for at least five years. Also the probability of a little ice age. Excessive moisture in the form of rain and snow, increasing quakes and volcanic activity, are signs of this. The great shaking has begun. By the way, Obama is half white, so as a white guy or a black guy, he’s one demonized individual. Fiddlin

    • rentslave

      I still think that he’s an Indonesian adoptee.

      • Bill G Wilminton NC

        Please explain thought….thanks

        • rentslave

          Many people have contended that the infant shown allegedly in Hawaii looks far different than the what you would think the adult would grow up to resemble.Others talk about a missing scar on the skull on the high school kid that is not there today.Still others,contend that the kid from Occidental was murdered in Pakistan in 1981-his missing year when he was supposed to be at Columbia University-and that an impostor has taken his place.I go for the Indonesian adoption theory based on the Soebarkah name his mother wrote on one of school records in Indonesia.

          • Bill G Wilminton NC

            Good thoughts thanks for sharing……the one thing that we know is that obama is a puppet for the GLOBALISTS and we will be Blessed to see him go in 10 months…..VOTE TRUMP !

            Would like to hear more on your info of those early years….how bout the fake birth certificate……who is his father….this is deep

  • Preacher62

    And if someone came in and changed it all. Fixed the economy and balanced the trade deficits; and everyone had the American Dream fulfilled of two cars in the driveway and a chicken in every pot; where then would we be? We would still be a God forsaken nation that kills 3500 innocent babies a day, spills the blood of innocents all over the world and perverts everything that God created as Holy and Righteous. What then would be the point? What does it profit a man if he gain the whole world and loses his own soul in the process? There is no salvation to be found in man or in man’s politics. Repent and believe the Gospel and you can be saved.

    • Bill G Wilminton NC

      If someone came in and changed it all…fixed the economy, balanced the trade deficits, two cars in every driveway and a chicken in every pot…..but did not end abortion, the killing in wars of innocents throughout the world and stop perverting everything that God created as Holy and Righteous…..there is no point !.

  • GSOB

    Prayer is vital.
    Without it, no anchor for your soul.

  • ALWAYSTOMORROW

    Remember this?

    Stock Market Crash 2016: This Is The Worst Start To A Year For Stocks Ever …………….By Michael S., on January 7th, 2016

    Remember this?

    Bear Market: The Average U.S. Stock Is Already Down More Than 20 Percent …………….By Michael S, on January 10th, 2016
    ———————————————–

    Today the Dow went positive for the year. If going down was bad news,(as mentioned above) isn’t going up at least a little bit of good news?

    • Bill G Wilminton NC

      The elites are panicking over Trump so to make everything look/appear nicey nicey the stock market gets pumped because Hillary as a democrat will be strengthened if the stock market is going up and breaking records ……But when Trump wins and moves into The White House this is when the financial avalanche will happen, on his watch….could be !.

    • Chris

      I do not know how long Michael S can be so wrong and still afford to keep this website going! He has been wrong for years and years now. I read it to see the comments that people leave. It is truly amazing to me.
      In reality people have made a lot of money in the stock market since 2008.
      I guess people just love to get into the doom and gloom.

    • Rhialto the Marvellous

      If you don’t like it go somewhere else.

      • ALWAYSTOMORROW

        Rhialto the not so Marvellous, reread my statement and tell me where I said I don’t like something.

        Might I suggest that you consider a local community brush up course on reading comprehension,

  • Philosopher

    Christian television? Oh great so another Glenn Beckite that thinks they can, oh never mind.

  • mtntrek3

    We’re headed downhill in the country in many ways. No one politician or group of politicians is going to make a difference for the better overall IMHO. There’s the so-so, the bad and the worse. Too much corruption in too many arenas. Central banks around the world throwing money in to prop things up awhile longer along with some wishful rhetoric from several prominent countries doesn’t add up to a recovery. From what I read in the Bible we’re short on time. Not that there aren’t still some genuinely good things to come……. considering the times in which we live…… we need to buckle in. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. He’s the Way to the Father. Please Lord help us all.

  • socalbeachdude

    No more Clintons. No more Bushes or their ilk. Donald Trump for President. Let’s work together to make America great again.

    • Bill G Wilminton NC

      No more Clintons ! No more Bush’s or their ILK !.. VOTE TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT !

  • socalbeachdude

    It is way past time to place tariffs on foreign goods coming into the US including goods manufactured by US countries abroad.

    • Bill G Wilminton NC

      YUP…..VOTE TRUMP 2016

  • Bill G Wilminton NC

    Well said….thanks

    • Thank you, “Sincerity makes the very least person to be of more value than the most talented hypocrite.” Charles Spurgeon

      • Bill G Wilminton NC

        great words from Mr Spurgeon…thanks

  • Bill G Wilminton NC

    VOTE TRUMP 2016

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      HOPIUM AND CHAINS
      HOPIUM AND CHAINS

  • markinla

    raised a profound challenge to all of us brought up to believe that economies quickly recover from trade shocks. In theory, a developed industrial country like the United States adjusts to import competition by moving workers into more advanced industries that can successfully compete in global markets.

    Economics is not a real science and what it’s practitioners say is nothing more than the drivel that comes from any priest. It is a religion that uses circular arguments like all religions. It has basic axioms that are never questioned such as “trade is always a universal good”. Therefore anything that would question that belief is by definition false.

    It is worthless for setting public policy as it has at it’s core axioms that are in conflict with a functioning society where there are actual physical limitations. One limitation we are seeing is a plateau in technology. How can you move people to advanced industries when there are no new physics to exploit? An economist just pulls it out of his rear that there MUST be new advanced industries. However, even if there are new industries, there is no reason to assume they will not be automated to the point of needing very few workers compared to the old industries that were offshored.

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