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Saudis and the Dying Petrodollar: “The Global Economic Reset Has Begun”

Brandon Smith
April 27th, 2016
Alt-Market.com
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US Dollars as toilet paper

This article was written by Brandon Smith and originally published at his Alt-Market website.

Editor’s Comment: As Brandon Smith makes eloquent in this article, a global showdown is looming, and the long-standing alliance between the United States and Saudi Arabia is likely to be broken, as self-interest drives new alliances in the era of global SDR currencies, and the end of the dollar’s special status on the world market. 

Oil prices have been deliberately skewed to a level that would disrupt entire nations, and test markets while a flood of resources is pulling out the safety net and things grind to a halt. As these events unfold in the near future, much of the ample corrupt between the Saudis and the secret government wing of the U.S. government is likely to surface… and there is much evil and misdeeds to draw from.

One More Casualty Of The 9/11 Farce – The Petrodollar

by Brandon Smith

It’s been about 15 years now since passenger airliners struck the World Trade Center towers on 9/11, and we are still suffering the consequences of that day, though perhaps not in the ways many Americans might believe.

The 9/11 attacks were billed by the Bush Administration as a “wake-up call” for the U.S., and neocons called it the new Pearl Harbor. But instead of it being an awaking, the American public was led further into blind ignorance. The event launched wars throughout the Middle East, energized by a strike-first doctrine which was supposed to bring unprecedented “democracy” to the region. Instead, the Middle East has now become as unstable as it was during WWII.

The penchant for Western governments to fund and train terrorist groups is now verifiable mainstream fact rather than being considered “conspiracy theory” as was the common accusation back in 2001. Pentagon papers outlining support for the formation of ISIS are available for anyone to read. The only disconnect that the public still seems to suffer from is that orthodox Republicans fail to recognize that the support for Islamic terrorism has been just as prevalent under Republican presidents (al-Qaeda) as it has been under Barack Obama. And, Democrats refuse to recognize that Barack Obama has been guilty of all the same criminal foreign policies they used to protest under George W. Bush.

There have been substantial economic consequences as well. The Iraq War alone is estimated to have cost around $2 trillion, with billions more in veteran benefits forthcoming. These numbers, of course, stop accounting for costs after 2010, when the war was deemed officially “over.” Costs continue to this day as the U.S. maintains its military presence in the region along with thousands of private contractors we rarely ever hear about.

The U.S. official national debt in 2001 was around $6 trillion. Today, the national debt has grown to more than $19 trillion. This astonishing debt accumulation is only partially due to combat operations in the Middle East; however, one must also consider the amount of interest owed on debts accrued.

There have also been numerous socio-political consequences post-9/11, including an ever expanding police state mentality which is reaching critical mass. The inevitable outcome will be open totalitarianism in the name of security, and rebellion in response.

Clearly, after 15 years of disastrous policy, it is time to admit that the U.S. response to 9/11 has damaged us far more than the actual attacks ever could.

Many of us in the liberty movement have studied the circumstances surrounding 9/11 extensively, including evidence indicating either government complicity in the attacks, or outright participation. Such a discussion is beyond the scope of this particular article, but I highly recommend anyone skeptical of U.S. government involvement in 9/11 look into the scientific data collected by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and see if your assumptions are not rattled.

Interestingly, the 9/11 truth movement may be partially vindicated in the near term as debate rages over the release of redacted and classified documents tied to the original government led investigation into 9/11. The problem is, the release of these documents is just as calculated as the original cover-up.

The fact that the involvement of the Saudi Arabian government in the events of 9/11 has suddenly hit the mainstream media this year is probably not a coincidence.

As I outlined in my article “The global economic reset has begun,” the U.S. economy has been protected since the credit crisis of 2008 by three pillars, and each of these pillars is now being systematically demolished.

The first pillar was fiat stimulus and quantitative easing. This pillar was removed through the Federal Reserve’s taper program.

The second pillar was the use of near-zero interest rates to funnel cheap or free money through overnight loans to banks and corporations which they then used in a long cycle of stock buybacks. This pillar is now being removed through interest rate hikes by the Fed, and stock buybacks will be dead before 2016 is over.

The third and final pillar holding up the U.S. economy is the dollar’s world reserve status — the dominance of the dollar around the world as the primary currency used in international trade.

World reserve status allows America to maintain extreme levels of debt creation and protects us partially from fiat hyperinflation. Because so many dollars are needed by overseas governments and corporations for international trade, the Federal Reserve has been able to perpetuate massive stimulus programs without all the money created immediately burying the U.S. system as what happened in Wiemar, Germany. The problem is, if the dollar ever loses world reserve status, the unknown amounts of dollars created by the Fed and held overseas will come flooding back to destroy the illusion of our currency’s value.

The dollar’s world reserve status is highly dependent on the fact that it is the petrocurrency; the vast majority of oil purchases around the planet are made only in dollars. In fact, most oil producing nations will not sell their stock unless dollars are used.

The dollar has enjoyed this awesome advantage primarily because of the relationship between the U.S. government and Saudi Arabia.

For now, Saudi Arabia is still the largest holder of oil production market share in the world. This market share has been declining somewhat recently due to falling global demand and more specifically falling U.S. demand, which has led to more vicious competition from other producing nations, including Russia and Iran.

Falling U.S. demand by itself has perhaps led OPEC nations to question the continued validity of the dollar as the petrocurrency. In November of 2015, the Saudi government hinted at the possibility that they might depeg from the U.S. currency entirely. This act alone would essentially destroy the dollar’s petro-status. The conundrum facing the Saudis was increasingly low and unstable oil prices to which the petrodollar adds a level of uncertainty. Mainstream analysts argued that Saudi Arabia may be forced to choose – either cut production to increase prices, or end the dollar peg and stabilize prices, by switching to a basket of currencies instead (Special Drawing Rights, anyone?!).

Obviously, after the engineered absurdity at the Doha meeting this month, there is absolutely no chance in hell that Saudi Arabia will commit to any substantial cuts in oil production. In fact, the Saudis have just announced that they may expand oil fields in order to increase production to even greater historical levels.

So, oil prices are going to remain low for now, and will probably fall exponentially if a battle for market share between Iran, Russia and Saudi Arabia goes nuclear, as I have predicted. This would suggest that the Saudis will end the peg to the dollar within the next couple of years.

As I wrote in my article “Economic crisis goes mainstream; what happens next?,” an oil price panic could lead to conflict between Saudi Arabia and the U.S. and disrupt the petrodollar. And, this would precipitate the fall of the dollar’s world reserve status; meaning, the globalists would get exactly what they want — the death of dollar dominance and the rise of the SDR system under the IMF as a prelude to global currency and global economic governance. However, another catalyst from left field may be needed. A sort of black swan event… enter the 28-page “secret chapter” of the 9/11 congressional inquiry.

Supposedly, the documents are a bombshell linking the Saudi government directly to the 9/11 hijackers and exposing their aid to said terrorists. Despite Obama’s supposed peace offerings to the Saudis, the White House is still said to be “poised” to release these documents to the public in the near term.

The Saudi’s have responded with extreme anger, and have openly threatened to dump their $750 billion in U.S. treasury holdings if the documents ever see the light of day. This would invariably end the Saudi peg to the dollar and thus end the dollar’s petrostatus, which would then expedite the end of the dollar’s world reserve status. It would be a catastrophe.

The set-up is perfect. The liberty movement gets some vindication that there was indeed a conspiracy surrounding 9/11, but the true scope of that conspiracy remains hidden as the Saudis take the brunt of the blame. The Saudis get an opportunity handed to them on a silver platter to kill the dollar peg, an action they have been planning for quite some time anyway. The U.S. government then becomes partly responsible (in the public eye) for opening the door to the destruction of the dollar, a process which the globalists at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Federal Reserve have been planning for decades. Then the IMF can swoop in post-crisis with the SDR basket system to replace the dollar’s world reserve structure.

We then have immense global economic change triggered by nothing more than a 28-page document, but predicated on years of careful staging, planning and choreography. Once again, the globalists have conjured a theatrical circus which they may use to end the American economy as we know it.

We will have to wait and see if the 9/11 documents are released, and if the Saudis follow through with their threats. But consider this; who really benefits in the end in the wake of these developments?  Such a move would certainly only serve the interests of international elites in the long run.

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This article was written by Brandon Smith and originally published at his Alt-Market website, where his sober and valuable analyses are featured.

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  1. GMAFB says:

    Bring it…

    Same shit, new day

    GMAFB

    • durangokidd says:

      “The fact that the involvement of the Saudi Arabian government in the events of 9/11 has suddenly hit the mainstream media this year is probably not a coincidence.”

      That Prince Bandar has been linked to and implicated in funding the “terrorists” should be evidence that this was a co-ordinated effort of the CIA / MOSSAD / and SAUDI INTELLIGENCE.

      GWB was probably not aware of the CONSPIRACY, given the “deer in the headlights” look when told while he was reading a story to children 1,000 miles away. (Perfect cover by his handlers.)

      I have no doubt that Daddy Bush knew in advance and that Cheney was the inside hitman, calling the shots from DC, to make sure the CONSPIRACY unfolded as planned.

      The purpose was twofold: 1) Provide the excuse to destabilize or invade 7 Arab nations on behalf of SA and Israel, and 2) submit the Patriot Act which was written well in advance to erode American Constitutional Rights.

      Treason is a capitol crime. Death to Traitors !!! 🙂

  2. Stan522 says:

    Everything leading up to this point (Assuming we are here now) has been planned out be the elite’s…. Collapse our economy by: get as many American’s and others around the world dependent upon government, which calls for importing in the 3rd world (South and Central America), destabilize our American culture by bringing in plane loads of muslims that have no intention of assimilating, exacerbate our national debt problem by putting it on hyper drive, so the collapse occurs quicker, keep the financial bubbles inflated, so there will be a trigger point at some time sooner than later, destabilize the world by knocking out the old colonized Mediterranean rimmed muslim nation leaders of Quadaffi, Mubarak, Saddam, and Assad. This destabilization forced large evacuations of “immigrants” to flee to Europe and the US. Add to this the constant divisive action and tone coming out of obama that has divided our country like NOTHING ever before. Christianity is being blasted in our life time. It is the left’s intolerant target for believing in God’s word. Yes, we are ripe for a collapse.

  3. Sgt. Dale says:

    YEP! And when this happens we will have a Mad Max world. We know what it looks like.

    For those who are new to the sight or just getting started in Prepping. You better kick it into HIGH GEAR.
    For the rest of us. Aint it nice to look at all that stuff and say Thanks Lord for the wisdom.

    Sgt.

    • Vet1 says:

      Well, if it’s gonna happen, I guess now is as good as any other time…

      It’s obvious time due to any number of reasons is short…

      Like you, I will protect my own and will give a good account of myself if taken out of the game…

      I’ll just be going home a day earlier…

      • passinwiththewind says:

        Same thoughts, Vet1.

        “Home a day earlier” is a soothing concept in my mind.

        The jig is up on the whole 9/11 deal and for those following the establishment narrative, well they are no better of than the “dumbed down, could really give a shit about it” mentality, of the millennials.

        On that note, I was watching a college grad, from Harvard I think, carrying a sign with protesters at a trump rally. The sign was “dump trump…he is a facist” or something close.

        when asked by Jesse Watters, what makes trump a fascist, she had no clue and the crickets began chirping in the background. When asked what a fascist is, again she fumbled and stumbled and eventually said I think it has something to do with “hi·er·ar·chi·cal” and even stumbled repeatedly with the pronunciation. Duh!

        This is what our Universities are graduating… a dumbed down society that walks as sheeple. As long as one plays along with the liberals in charge, they can get that document to hang on the wall…in Momma’s basement, that says, “I am an intellectual and privileged individual that will continue a sadistic liberal agenda till death…for the beast establishment.
        Now give me a six figure job, allow me to fuck off all day, and praise me as I am privileged and above all the little people.”

        Well that mentality has been working out fine for some time now. But, the time of paying dues is just about upon the USSAG/modern day house of Israel. We will soon see chastisement and economic ruin as payback for killing of millions of the innocent lives in the womb…and some outside the womb, to sell body parts. The worshiping of “molded Idols” of jewels, fancy houses and cars, along with the almighty dollar, and the luxuries it brings.

        Then you have the LGBT community that has a rude awakening coming, along with all the supporters and sympathizers. The lesbians have a lesser gourd thumping, my personal opinion, as they are not sodomizing each other (usually). They just love the smell and taste of salted sushi. Sorry for the pun, i know in some cases it goes a lot deeper than that, sorry for the pun again.

        The muzzie influence and betrayal of non-muzzies, is nothing more than a stick to whap the shit out of a non-repentant, defiant world. Many lives will be snuffed out before all is said and done. The fix is in and odrama has been secretly setting the ussag up for takeover, via the muzzie jihadist. They are in place in every state in the nation, just not as much in Alaska and Hawaii, and Puerto Rico/Caribbean.
        Big city living, will turn into big city killing fields at some point.

        Stay vigilant and stealthy, with faith and prayer, by companionship of your guardian angels. Your path will be laid out for escape or victory.

        • Braveheart1776 says:

          Passin, excellent post and nothing I can dispute. BTW, I read your exchanges with Genius and Warchild on that previous thread with sadness because I enjoy the posts made by all three of you. Not my place to take sides in it. But I do respect your right to your religious beliefs and your right to post them on here. I USED to believe as you do, but something happened to me back in the 70s to drive me away from ‘organized religion’. I still believe in the existence of a ‘supreme being’; I’m no atheist. I just don’t care for the FALSE version of Christianity I’ve seen practiced in this country since the 70s. Another story for another time.

          • passinwiththewind says:

            Thanks Brave.

            And, for the record, I was driven away from “organized religion” as well. I am deeply involved in our Father’s letter to us and the Christianity of Life and Freedom.

            No religious group, organized or not, is going to save a person from hell fire. It is the person’s relationship to Jesus, that gets it done.

    • Mclovin says:

      crap ain’t gonna happen till at least after the election.

    • Acid Etch says:

      http://www.amren.com/news/2016/04/from-suppressing-to-compelling/

      http://www.amren.com/news/2016/04/mizzou-misery-exclusive-emails-reveal-the-brutal-backlash/

      http://www.newstarget.com/2016-04-26-obama-says-high-income-grads-should-pay-more-for-student-loan-program.html

      http://www.wsj.com/articles/just-37-of-u-s-high-school-seniors-prepared-for-college-math-and-reading-test-shows-1461729661

      COLLEGES NOW INSIST ON MANDATORY DIVERSITY CLASSES AND REQUIRE A PLEDGE NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN WHITE PRIVILEGE OR RACIST ATTITUDES

      MEANWHILE:

      FRESHMAN ENROLLMENT IN MIZZOU IS DOWN 25% AND DONATIONS ARE DOWN 72%

      37% OF HIGH SCHOOL KIDS AND DROPPING ARE READY FOR COLLEGE (HUGE GAP BETWEEN THE RACES IN ACHIEVEMENT)

      OBAMA WANTS HIGH INCOME STUDENT LOAN BORROWERS TO PAY MORE THAN LOW INCOME BORROWERS

      MILLENNIALS ARE PUSHING FOR MORE DIVERSITY AMONG FACULTY

      http://www.amren.com/features/2016/04/the-war-on-afrikaans/

      THIS HAS ALL PLAYED OUT BEFORE IN SOUTH AFRICA, RHODESIA, NAMIBIA ET AL.

      THEY THREW OUT ALL THE WHITE PROFESSORS, THEN THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION ABSOLUTELY WENT TO THE GUTTER. WHAT THE FUCK CAN POSSIBLY GO RIGHT WITH 80 IQ BLACKS RUNNING A UNIVERSITY? MILLINNIALS HAVE BEEN BRAINWASHED BY BABY BOOMER NUMBSKULLS. CIVILIZATION IS COLLAPSING.

      I USED TO THINK THE PROBLEM WAS LIBERALS AND CENTRAL BANKING AND OVERPOPULATION, BUT THE REAL UNDERLYING CAUSE OF ALL OUR ILLS IS IMMIGRATION AND RACIAL PURITY.

      http://www.amren.com/news/2016/04/hungary-bulgaria-and-georgia-battle-to-save-white-south-africans-from-oppression/

      SILVER LINING: EASTERN EUROPE WANTS TO SAVE THE BOERS FROM EXTINCTION!

    • Genius says:

      Sarge, did you ever check into the carbide saw chain yet? I am going on year #4 without ever sharpening mine 🙂

      • Sgt. Dale says:

        “G”
        I use 3 sizes of Stihl saws. 14″ my wife used, and I use a 16″, and a 18″.

        Who makes them and price. This would be great. I want to THANK you for the INFO.

        Please let me know who makes them and price.

        Thanks Man
        Sgt.

        • Genius says:

          Sarge, Stihl makes them and I think some others do too. A 20 inch chain is about 125 bux. I also use Stihl saws and love them. A local Stihl dealer should be able to hook you up or look online. Yer welcome.

          • Sgt. Dale says:

            “G”
            Thanks.
            Sgt.

          • Warchild Dammit! says:

            Genuis,of course you have not sharpened the blade in 4 years,you actually need to use em and hard before they need that.Any run of the mill chain will stay sharp for 4 years!Really,no need to spend 125 bucks on a chain,Jeez!

            • Genius says:

              ha ha ha, I probably cut around 10 cords or so thus far, still cuts great. Can’t even cut 1 cord with a regular chrome chain without sharpening. Run it hard? You mean like sinking it into the dirt lol…

              • Warchild Dammit! says:

                Sink em in the dirt,damn right!I drop the mothers and mill the stock at times for lumber.I use the beasts hard,3’/4′ bars at times but don’t hit dirt with them,fatal.

                Like the song says;”I’m a lumberjack and I’m OK,I sleep all night and I work all day!”

  4. Anonymous says:

    I don’t see this as being a bad thing, just a step to something better.

    Tell me why getting rid of an inherently dishonest world financial system would be bad?

  5. Robin Sage says:

    B.B.B.
    get um, got em? good!

  6. Marcus says:

    Use the search function on this website and search “has begun”. Evidently the global economic collapse “has begun” several times since 2009….

  7. Kevin2 says:

    Everyone that has knowledge knows that TPTB will do anything and everything to keep the oil peg going. Iraq and Libya are prime examples.

    What happens is advances in drilling technology along with fracking increase energy independence in nations around the world so that they buy far less imported oil? The USD supply/demand ramification appear obvious. Under this scenario said nations have less use for USD and they can be destroyed in deflation with the resulting depression for a short term fix or they flood the market decreasing their purchasing power. Regardless the overall demand for USD drops and less can be created without inflation.

    The greatest plans of TPTB my just go awry by circumstances largely out of their control as its a given that no cheap form of energy goes unused.

    Is the anti-fracking “environmental movement” funded to put sand in the gears of fracking for the above?

    • GenEarly says:

      Saudi money has infiltrated “Environmental” movements and Con-gressional critters for decades.
      9/11 was set up and paid for by someone, the degree of collusion
      among Elitists in the USSA is a question that we should demand to uncover. Otherwise Traitors will continue to rule and ruin everyone of us.
      The Oligarchs control both political parties and most all of the political “movements”. Easy to see the Leftists, but it’s harder to look at those organizations on the “Right” who we may favor.

    • GenEarly says:

      Saudi money has infiltrated “Environmental” movements and Con-gressional critters for decades.
      9/11 was set up and paid for by someone, the degree of collusion
      among Elitists in the USSA is a question that we should demand to uncover. Otherwise Traitors will continue to rule and ruin everyone of us.
      The Oligarchs control both political parties and most all of the political “movements”. Easy to see the Leftists, but it’s harder to look at those organizations on the “Right” who we may favor.

    • Genius says:

      Is the anti-fracking “environmental movement” funded to put sand in the gears of fracking for the above?

      The anti fracking movement is real, fracking has destroyed water supplies and contaminates the ground water. Look into it and you will see. If they start fracking near you sell your house asap and move far away!

        • Kevin2 says:

          Unfortunately I don’t know where truth and falsehood begin and end. I surmise that the environmental movement is largely funded by globalists. In the end the CO2 to atmosphere restrictions are nothing more than a tax on the developed world with a subsequent transfer of wealth to the developing world with carbon emissions increasing.

          • Genius says:

            K2, I agree. Many environmental organizations are nothing more than globalist poopets that are so full of shit it’s crazy. Look at greenpeace, sierra club, national wildlife foundation, etc. NONE OF THEM SAY A GOD DAMNED THING ABOUT FUKASHIMA, THE GULF OF MEXICO, NUCLEAR WASTE LEAKS! They are obvious shills since all they bitch about is your SUV. Fracking contamination is a FACT and entire towns have had to move because of it. CO2 is bullshit, chemtrails are 1000X worse and notice the freaks never mention that either! Pretty easy to out all the frauds in the environmental movement.

  8. Yes Marcus…it actually started in 2008. If your alluding to “the sky is falling” again, then your a stupid as the rest of the Sheeple. A collapse doesn’t happen in your minds timeframe, and doesn’t happen over-night. A collapse by an empire could take decades (aka; read the rise and fall of the Roman Empire). And this Empire is under collapse: financially, ethically, morally, spiritually, etc…If you don’t prepare, your a FOOL.

  9. Observer says:

    The Saudis’ also have problems. They made a deal with the devil in order to form their country. The Wahabi tribe. The Saudis’ have to finance the Wahabi radical schools for eternity. Where do they teach violent Islam? Wahabi schools. As the Saudis’ get weaker, the threat of violent insurrection in their own country becomes very real. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving people.

  10. Robin Sage says:

    Men ..just stop this shit ok?

    1. Stop taking selfies. It’s weird. It’s vain.

    [Tweet “Stop taking selfies. It’s weird. It’s vain.”]

    2. Stop thinking you’re entitled to a single thing. You’re not entitled to someone else’s money. You’re not entitled to a job. You’re not entitled to happiness, only its pursuit.

    3. Stop complaining. Men don’t complain. They don’t cry about how things are, they accept them and do what they need to do to make them better.

    4. Stop comparing yourself to others. Social media has made this the norm. Stop it. Stop wishing you were in someone else’s shoes. Stop wanting what someone else has. Stop looking over the fence and start looking in the mirror.

    5. Stop watching porn. It makes you unable to have boners as, over time, your expectations change. It changes how you treat women, for the worse. It changes what you want from women. It changes your ideas of what sex is and should be. Go get a real woman, treat her well and with respect, and poke all you want. But stop with the porn, it’s turning a generation into impotent, sadistic cowards who treat women like objects. (Read This: Does Porn Have a Place in a Man’s Life?)

    6. Stop watching TV. Read a book instead.

    7. Stop worrying about your clothes. Clothes don’t make the man. Take pride in how you present yourself, sure, but stop fretting over your appearance, thinking that appearance is the measure of a man. The content of your character is who you are and who you are to the rest of humanity. The clothes you wear mean fuck all.

    8. Stop being a little bitch. Stop hiding behind this idea that there is no right or wrong. Stand up for what’s right. Fight what’s wrong. Stop being a little bitch and take a stance. Fight for those who can’t fight for themselves.

    9. Stop letting your fear inhibit my freedom. Stop trying to take my guns. Stop trying to tell me what dog I can and can’t buy. If you don’t want to defend yourself or your family, if you’d rather have help be a phone call away rather than by your bed, so be it. But don’t let your fear inhibit my freedom. Don’t be a pussy.

    10. Stop thinking you know everything. We dig our heels in now more than ever. We take a stance and we have no real idea why the stance is taken. Every single human on this planet knows something that you don’t and has something to teach you. Go into every conversation with humility, not like you’re the professor and class is in session.

    [Tweet “Every single human on this planet knows something that you don’t and has something to teach you. “]

    11. Stop blaming other people and entities for your lack of anything. This life is on you. Whether you’re happy, of value, and successful is on you. It isn’t the result of anything other than your own choices and actions. Stop blaming others for your lack of anything. Start taking control of your life, your thoughts, and your choices or just shut up. (Read This: The Death of Self Reliance)

    12. Stop waiting for the perfect job to come your way, take the next one available. Too many humans think they’re destined for something perfect when they haven’t earned it. They’re too good to do this, they’re above that. The reality is that you need a bloody paycheck, so take the next job and work your ass off, climb the ladder, be better than your wage, and reap the future rewards.

    13. Stop being a dick. Smile. Be kind. Be good. Complement people. Help people. Open doors for women. Give your time to something other than your own benefit. Stop being an entitled prick, start being the good man you’re capable of being.

    14. Stop being insecure. Stop being so insecure that you can’t rejoice in the success of others. Stop being so insecure that you can’t be kind to your fellow man. Know that you’re better than the insecure prick who needs to push others down to feel good about himself.

    15. Stop being a bully. Strength is given not to punish but to uplift. Fight for others, don’t pick on them. Defend others, don’t make fun of them. If you’re strong you have the chance to lead. If you’re a bully you’re going to get your ass kicked one of these days, if not by another human, by life as you end yours alone and without true, valuable relationships.

    16. Stop sleeping in. Stop being lazy. It isn’t your right to be lazy. That’s not freedom. Freedom is earned, it’s won, it’s appreciated. When someone else is taking care of you, you have no freedom.
    17. Stop waiting. Start acting. Start chasing your goals, your dreams, and hunting down your fears. Stop waiting for a gift, a promotion, a helping hand, go out and get it. It may take years to get what you want, but persist. God didn’t make you a quitter.

    [Tweet “Start acting. Start chasing your goals, your dreams, and hunting down your fears.”]

    18. Stop quitting. Stop quitting when things get tough. Tribulation is opportunity, it always is and always has been. When the economy tanks, those who’ve saved their money, who’ve stayed disciplined when things were going well will have the chance to cash in. When the shit hits the fan you’re given an opportunity to persist, to push through, to become tougher and stronger. Stop quitting when it’s easier to quit, keep pushing.

    19. Stop pouting. Life can suck. It’s harsh. It isn’t easy. Bad shit happens to good people all the time. But pouting is useless. CHOOSE to look at the bright side, to appreciate wherever you are and the opportunities you have.

    20. Stop wasting your money. Spend money on experiences and other people, not on things, nor on yourself. Money can be a great thing. It can help others. It can open your eyes to new ways of living, different cultures, climates, and creations. Stop wasting it on stupid shit. Start using it to enrich your life and the lives of others.

    21. Stop gossiping. Gossip is weak, yet it dominates conversations. Men don’t do that shit. Talk about ideas, not other people. If you enter a conversation and it turns to gossip, excuse yourself from the conversation. Be better than that. Be about more than that.

    • Frank Thoughts says:

      Wise words!

      I would recommend all Millennials to go online and look at the Marine Corps training guidelines. Make that your daily discipline: get fit, dress with proper deportment, learn what real men do and how they act.

      Regarding women, some are real trash bags and you shouldn’t waste your time chasing them. Get your crap together and you will attract the right kind of woman. You will probably meet her while doing something you love, or she could be that cute beat cop that smiles at you before the daily briefing. Be patient and wait for the right one and then give her everything you have.

    • Frieda Flowers says:

      Robin Sage, the best post in a LONG time!

      Though, most people are lost causes and your brilliant 21 points will tend to fall of deaf ears. Very few REAL MEN on this planet …

    • Braveheart1776 says:

      robin Sage, BRAVO! That’s the best post I’ve seen from you so far. Outstanding points.

    • Sarah Connor says:

      All 21 points are sage, well said!

  11. 2isone says:

    One of the reasons demand is going down in the US is that so many people have no commute anymore because they are UNEMPLOYED. Add to that, the bump of boomers retiring… the millenials who can’t afford car insurance, and folks like my husband who offices at home- and you have a trend that is not going to reverse itself in the near future.
    The Saudis days are numbered. They have to bribe their own people into passivity, and those folks are spoiled. TPTB in our government couldn’t much care less about the current Saudi regime, especially if they prove fickle to the dollar peg. Of course, Obama owes the Saudis for helping him with funding his early career… so, the other shoe won’t drop for awhile. Like a see saw, China is going to put down its sacks of gold on the seat and send the house of Saud flying.

  12. Nubmaeme says:

    I wouldn’t put it passed obummer to wait until Jan 19th to release those documents putting it squarely in the lap of the next bozo-in-chief.

  13. TEST says:

    Breaking: Target to now allow chimps, dogs & gerbils in women’s bathrooms

    See Why Nonhuman Animals Deserve Human Rights by Paola Cavalieri, or see Spanish parliament approves ‘human rights’ for apes, http://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/jun/26/humanrights.animalwelfare

    And once we let chimps, dogs and gerbils in women’s bathrooms, then there is this that I assume Target should be allowing (at the risk of being crude): Chimp Flinging Feces https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxdnKQX3SqI

    • Sgt. Dale says:

      TEST
      The next complaint will be that HE/SHE didn’t put the seat down. They will be charged with Reckless Conduct! The next one will be that HE/SHE peeeeed on the seat!!!!! They will be charged with leaving chemical residue in a public place. And there still won’t be any T.P.

      Sgt.

  14. Cat Herder says:

    Congress should just release the full 26 pages of the documents. Saudi’s already threatened to dump $750 Billion in T-Notes. ( other alt-news sites suggest they hold upwards of 1.5 Trillion) If they do-oh well – let them do it. Whether they do it now, or later it’ll all be the same. U.S. Name is mud in that part of the world anyways- so might as well add MoFo arseholes to the title as well.
    Be well.
    Cat

  15. anon says:

    Don’t Sweat The Small Shit!

    Here is another tip.

    While you still can go out and buy some “Stop Leak”,
    for you engine oil/transmission oil and power steering fluid. There is also one for the coolant/water system.

    Place that in your Bag of tricks to get you out of a tight spot.
    You might want to buy a couple of Bottles of that ethanol inhibitor that helps 2 cycle engines come back to life.

    Tune your engines up and make repairs now.

    Siphon hose. Your car can hold up to 17 gallons of generator fuel.

    • Robin Sage says:

      cant siphon out of the newer cars tanks , at least post 1990
      they have an anti siphon valve in the fuel filler hose down at the tanks.( not talking about the metal deal at the filler neck) it also acts as an anti roll over dump valve if you roll your car over , fuel doesnt pour out on the ground

      so this siphon deal will only work on much older cars, and most of those are gone thanks to Obozos Cash for clunkers scam

      this is also the reason the new fuel steelers just cut a hole in the bottom of your fuel tank, the plastic tanks even make this job for the thief’s easier

      • anon says:

        Robin Sage

        I did see a video on youtube that addresses that problem.

        If I remember right, it is a smaller tube plus a few extra twists..

        Maybe you can run it off the fuel pump if it is located in the Tank. The fuel line is under pressure as I found that out the hard way.

        • anon says:

          I have siphoned gas from my 1999 Toyoda truck. Hmmmmm.

        • Robin Sage says:

          Some electronic fuel systems will also not allow the pump to run with out the feed back system in check

          in other words , if the pump is pumping out fuel and the feed back system isnt getting its message , it shuts down the pump.. this is so if an accident occurs . your electric fuel pump doesnt keep pumping fuel on the fire , its a safety device and integral to the fuel system management computer

          “Toyota”? well those japs dont give a shit about you or I, so for them to go around safety devices is no surprise to me

      • Braveheart1776 says:

        Robin, that’s right about the plastic tanks. My 2000 Honda Odyssey I bought in Feb. also has a plastic tank and something inside it to prevent siphoning. However, in order for a thief to get to my tank he’s got to jack up the van so he’ll have room to ‘work’ underneath. that’s time-consuming and thieves always have time working against them. Their best bet is targeting a full-size truck or SUV which sits up high enough they can just crawl under it, use a good fixed-blade knife or cordless drill, stick a gas can under the hole, and let her rip. I saw that done on a neighbor’s Dodge Durango last year. The hole was made by a fixed-blade knife. He had to go and buy another tank from a junkyard. So I know it’s possible.

    • Kulafarmer says:

      A 55 gallon drum can hold 55 gallons of generator fuel,,,
      Just sayin

  16. Frank Thoughts says:

    If you read the writings of the intellectuals of American hegemony, then you will know America faced a choice after the fall of the Soviet Union: build global multi-polarity, or go for broke, and become the world’s only hegemon. America chose hegemon. But, something had to happen, an epic spectacular, Hollywood-style, to get everyone focused on the big push to total hegemony, and that was 9/11.

    The military-industrial complex is bigger than it has ever been; there are more bases around the world than ever, including all over Africa. The State Department, if dumb-f#ck Americans ever bothered to get a passport, would see grand palaces all over the world stuffed with ‘hipster-dude’ guys in smart suits on very high salaries, while Detroit and most American cities decay into n#ggertude.

    I do not think Americans will rise up; I do not think they will do a thing, and the system has already built into its models the fact, every once in awhile, blacks will go bananas and burn some things. I think Saudi is going get to get flattened by B-52s before the year is out. It is on the cards. They are the desert-dwelling dirtbags of the world and nobody likes them.

  17. Houston/Cypress/Katy/Shtf says:

    DONALD TRUMP IS THE ONE WHAT WILL STOP IT.

    FT, you must mean if Trump gets, the saudis will get flattned. I support Trump because he is under attack, thats why i like him, besides he is making alot of sense. At first i didn’t know much about him, and then my Govt source educated me about the fact that Trump is alighned with white hats, has white hat support and is the front of the Pending mass arrest of the cabalist once he gets in.

    Cant wait to see the results. The question is? will he make to the elections, because i am being told that revolution and civil war startes immediately if the Citizenry suddenly realizes that they have removed Trump. The all sh…t is expected to bust loose, plunging us into SHTF.

    HCKS..

    Yes, you agency ass clown trolls. I AM SUPPORTING DONALD TRUMP.

  18. Replace the words “anti-Christ” with the words “anti-Christian”. I have come to an understanding about the teachings. I believe, while others await the Person of Jesus Christ’s return, they miss the true message; that Christianity will be under attack by “anti-Christians” who will temporarily reign(have power) over Christians; but, Christ (Christianity) will return. The time of Christ’s return is at hand. The battle is intensifying. She, the mother of Our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, will crush the head of the Serpent (woman will return to her exalted place) beside the Christian man, with an understanding of her glorious role as mother, and with renewed moral dignity, She will stomp the evil and the head of the Serpent will be crushed.

    I’m not a Religious zealot, but I have moments of inspiration which are quite personal. So, whether you agree or not, please don’t respond. I’m just sharing a fleeting personal perception.

  19. TheGuy says:

    Well this is pretty much THE nightmare scenario. Or at least the one that’s survivable (short term). The not so survivable one would be 20 or 30 Fukushimas inside the continental US but… as it is not survivable… I have to give it the old shrug.

    If the possibility is unlikely but the consequences dire you plan for it.

    If the possibility is unlikely, the consequences dire, and there’s absolutely NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT… well cheers.

    This one though… wow. This is survivable but wow would it ever suck incredibly. Make Argentina and Venezuela look like a damn picnic.

    Yeah ok I get it. I can see where a 10 year plan makes sense here.

    Still and all if you’re old enough going in, you’re not coming out. 10 years to get back to something resembling normal and then you have to start saving for retirement all over again? Not gonna happen. If you’re early 20’s when this hits maybe you got a shot.

    Sigh. Well I’ll take my 10 years.

    Do they sell land with a septic system already installed? And that hasn’t got a zoning board all up your ass about putting a house on it? That’s about all I need I think…

  20. Mike in VA says:

    I loved this article. Has anyone thought about the timing of the so called release of the blacked out report.

    Why would they do this? Where is the pressure coming from to do this? It is not from the American people.

    It is a way for the elite to end the dollar and blame it on something other than economics and policies. Most people will except that excuse. Most have no clue about current economics. If you mention the petrodollar they get the deer in the head light look. Then Obama is going to let the papers come out.

    It makes absolutely no sense unless it is by design. Even if they do come out. Does anyone expect them to be the truth anyway?

    Folks get ready. Something is in the air and it is not good. If the dollar goes then we will see the riots that we all know are coming. If this happens at least we actually have warning. If the papers come out and implicate Saudi Arabia then we know a couple of days or possibly weeks that the gig is up.

    Time to go to work. All have a great evening and God bless you.

  21. aljamo says:

    HCKS…I will vote for Trump before Clinton, but she seems to be TPTB choice and fixed elections are here to stay. If somehow Trump is elected his tune will change quick, like the current evil fraud who lied about everything pre election and continues lying when he speaks. I don’t believe the mass illegal flood will be stopped or kicked out. That is not going to happen. I guess it’s all a moot point since voting changes nothing.

    • anon says:

      aljamo

      “If somehow Trump is elected his tune will change quick, like the current evil fraud who lied about everything pre election and continues lying when he speaks. I don’t believe the mass illegal flood will be stopped or kicked out. That is not going to happen. I guess it’s all a moot point since voting changes nothing.”

      Nothing wrong with your statement for we are standing at the gates of Hell where the inscription over its gates states,

      “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here”.

      If what you say is true there is no hope and what we say or do will have no effect on the fate of this nation for it has already been decided.

      All we can do is count the days we have left on earth.

  22. aljamo says:

    For months I have read where oil producers are ramping up production and gas prices are expected to go lower. In the last two days the price of a gallon of gas has risen 36 cents. Obscene profiteering!

  23. The $750 Billion in US Treasuries will have to be exchanged for something.
    Dollars? Nothing changes.
    Euros? Maybe, but cash or bonds of the EU members paying negative interest rates?
    Gold? (or Silver?) – That could blow everything up.

    That is the problem. TBTF. TBT liquidate.

  24. Slayer of Sacred Cows says:

    Brandon Smith writes some really great articles but he’s nothing but a simple and petulant child when you try to engage him in comments.

 

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