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    A Quick Tour of the Reality of the Situation (Five Key Data Points That Can’t Be Ignored)

    Mac Slavo
    October 11th, 2011
    SHTFplan.com
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    Living within the realm of a 24 hour news cycle can often make it seem like things really are getting better. On any given day a particular company may report better than expected earnings, the Dow Jones may rise 250 points, and a few thousands more workers than expected were hired into private sector jobs. As a result, we receive a string of positive assessments on the economy, despite the fact that just one day prior we may have had central bankers and IMF advisors suggesting a depressionary collapse was all but inevitable.

    To keep things in perspective we present several data points which we consider to be quite important to the overall health of the economy. Data and statistics that provide a longer-term view, as opposed to a daily or weekly micro snapshot, and let you decide how well the economy is doing and whether we “dodged a recession,” as one economist recently suggested.

    1. ECONOMIC GROWTH (GDP)

    While mainstream economic consensus indicates the economy is growing at a sluggish pace of anywhere from 1% to 2.5%, the real data suggests otherwise. When we look at the data and consider all of the factors involved, we end up with the real Gross Domestic Product as defined and calculated by John Williams of Shadowstats.com, which indicates a NEGATIVE growth rate for the economy at nearly -3%.

    “The SGS-Alternate GDP reflects the inflation-adjusted, or real, year-to-year GDP change, adjusted for distortions in government inflation usage and methodological changes that have resulted in a built-in upside bias to official reporting.

    2. FORECLOSURE FILINGS

    A recent report from RealtyTrac says that foreclosure filings in the month of August rose 33% – the largest increase in nine months. According to the following report from NBC, one in eighty homes in the United States are in some stage of foreclosure:

    3. FOOD STAMP PARTICIPATION

    If there’s one record that has been broken month after month almost every single month for the last four years, it’s the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or SNAP, participation rate. In January of 2011, with about 43 million people receiving assistance nationwide, we wrote Broke and Hungry, where we suggested that participation in the program would not decline, and that we would see at least 50 million Americans in the program within 18 months. We’re well on our way. As of this writing, 45.8 million Americans are dependent on government assistance just to put food on the table – and the trend shows no signs of abating.

    Over 15% of our countrymen, roughly one in six, are now registered with the SNAP program. Think about that for a minute. ONE IN SIX people in the United States of America – purportedly the richest country in the world – can’t buy their own food.

    4. WAGES

    According to Sentierr Research, we’ve seen a decline in real median household income of over 10% from December of 2007 through June of 2011. Curiously, 6.7% of that decline came during the “recovery” period following the official recession!

    The following chart from Reuters provides a visual of the collapse in wages, which in reality is a collapse in the purchasing power of our dollars.

    In dollar terms, median household income is now $49,909, down $3,609 — or 6.7% — in the two years since the recession ended. It was as high as $55,309 in December 2007, when the recession began.

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    5. UNEMPLOYMENT

    When talking about ecomonic recovery, there’s one statistic that simply can’t be ignored: the unemployment rate. Despite what Vice President Joe Biden may think, you can’t have economic growth dependent on consumption if you don’t have consumers. Officially, we’re told that the unemployment rate is a recovery healthy 9.1%. In reality however, it’s more than double that, as evidenced, once again, by John Williams of Shadow Stats:

    The seasonally-adjusted SGS Alternate Unemployment Rate reflects current unemployment reporting methodology adjusted for SGS-estimated long-term discouraged workers, who were defined out of official existence in 1994. That estimate is added to the BLS estimate of U-6 unemployment, which includes short-term discouraged workers.

    The U-3 unemployment rate is the monthly headline number. The U-6 unemployment rate is the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) broadest unemployment measure, including short-term discouraged and other marginally-attached workers as well as those forced to work part-time because they cannot find full-time employment.
    Based on these numbers, nearly one in four Americans are now out of work or can’t find meaningful labor.

    The question on the minds of most Americans is: Are we going to avoid another recession?

    The more appropriate question to ask, in our view, is how long will this economic depression last, and how much worse is it going to get?

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    Date: October 11th, 2011
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    1. RandomTangent1957 says:

      Mac…this article is right on. The government & the lame stream media are trying to make us believe that everything is getting better. All we have to do is look around to see that is not true. Wages are frozen or falling. The price of everything that we buy is going up. Everytime you drive anywhere …you notice another building that is empty & up for sale or rent. Crime is up. ( My truck was broken into again while at Academy Sporting Goods during lunch time yesterday) There is no point in reporting it to the Cops…because it takes them 2 hours to get there ( if you are lucky) and nothing has been done in the 7 times this has happened in the Houston Metro area over the past 5 years ! We now have protestors camped out at many major cities in the USA. Things are getting worse by the hour. The stock market may be up….but I believe that it is just another attempt to draw in the last sheep before the final slaughter. Hope everyone has their ducks in line !
      Montgomery County Texas.

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      • Sam not sam says:

        Yup.. and most of the “protesters” can’t even put together a coherant sentence regarding what they are even protesting against. “What do we want ?…”We don’t know”… “When do we want it?”… “NOW !!”

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    2. smbizandy says:

      Hidden due to low comment rating. Click to read it.

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      • Sam not sam says:

        Does Nancy PA-Lousy actually call you with hints before you post ?

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        • smbizandy says:

          What does that have anything to do with my view?

          I have run a small busness for over 30 years..and have been very sucessfull..until now that i have to lay-off 50+ employees in november due to this make believe economy we all have bought into over the years.

          One thing i have learned through all of this is we are ‘Not To BIG To Fail’ and if we keep thinking all of this will blow over..not even Nancy will have a job..

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          • Sam not sam says:

            We should be so lucky..

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          • Sam not sam says:

            And sorry, your first post, to which I replied correctly; gives clear indication that you are not and probably never were what your second post claims. I know lots of business owners and I am one. Not one of them would ever say what you said about taking what is “yours” from this mythical 1% that apparently, have never worked, never contributed to society and seem to be able to eat green paper and crap money. Nice try.

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        • Slick says:

          SNS,
          Bravo!
          Well done!
          A classic “as we say down South” shaking the palm tree to flush the cockroaches out!
          Spot on in your initial assessment, just another socialist, commie pig fucker.
          +1

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      • Plain Old American says:

        The truth of the matter is that the rich get richer, the professional poor get richer and the middle class gets hosed.

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    3. Good points for future indicators. The one that puts things into immediate SHTF mode is when the US Dollar is no longer the worlds reserve currency. Can’t happen over night, but can happen quick. Watch for the “UN Green Back.”

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      • Farm cat says:

        Check the dollar index every day. It’s the value of the dollar against a basket of currencies. When it drops like a rock you’ll know that the end of the dollar is coming soon. You can check it here:

        http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/quote?ticker=DXY:IND

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        • Durango Kidd says:

          Farmcat: If the dollar doesn’t drop pretty soon there will never be any more new jobs in America.

          For better or worse WE are captured in the FREE TRADE / MANAGED TRADE SYSTEM of the GB’s.

          WE must reverse and replace it politically, or adapt to a much lower dollar value.

          What WE cannot allow is the status quo. That will contine to destroy the economy, wealth, and jobs.

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      • Durango Kidd says:

        Jim: Do you really believe that the GB’s at the FED are going to allow the UN to create their own money and use it instead of their’s, which is the USD?

        Not likely in my lifetime. Or yours.

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    4. machinist 73 says:

      I just love the commercials on tv, telling people if you are not on welfare and you qualify, sign up for welfare, and get a free phone, get your electic bill paid, what these deadbeats don’t understand is, the government is getting more and more people under their thumb, if the government is where you get your food, then you will do WHATEVER it says!!!!!

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      • Arkaden says:

        These are the people you’ll see in the FEMA camps complaining about the fact they’re in the FEMA camps when SHTF. I would rather chew my own arm off than be subjected to live my life out in a FEMA camp. I may die sooner but at least I’d die knowing I was still free.

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      • Yeah it’s funny watching the hate the rich crowd by the I need more hand outs crowd.

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        • I don’t want any handouts or hate the rich who got there honestly. I am a bit tired of our current “heads they win, tails we lose” system where banks lever up to absurd levels, keep any profits, and pass on losses to the general public.

          I don’t want us to all be equal, but I would like to play a game that’s not rigged from the outset.

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      • That Guy says:

        This is exactly how they got rid of seperation state and federal government. Once they have states addicted to fed money… BAM!!!!! They tell the states what to do

        If a state wants highway funds to keep flowing, then the state has lower the drinking age!!!!…..

        If States want fed money… states do what they are told.

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      • clark says:

        free cheese only exists in a mousetrap.

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      • And the commercials don’t explain to the ‘sludge’ what happens when only 20% of the nation works to support their 70% unemployed, disabled, and lazy.
        Will China put up with this crap when they own this nation?
        I just read homeowners are having problems with drywall from China with no solutions.
        What in the hell??? We can’t make drywall now??
        Georgia Pacific just closed in Atlanta….someone needs to stop all those cargo ships and get ‘us’ back to work—but this is the plan…take our jobs, get us hungry, take our guns, make us slaves..
        I do not have enough food stored yet…every day I need more—and ya’ll don’t even want to know how much I got…IT AIN’T ENOUGH!!!!

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        • caryn says:

          when the cost of oil started going up drywall became very expensive and hard to find. it was not long after we started having problems getting drywall and other building supplies that employees in the business of building and supply stores had to start laying off employees, turning half the lights off in the store, and quit heating and cooling the store and warehouse. those emplyees that still had a job had their hours cut drastically. more and more building supplies are coming from china and other countries these days…and most of these products are substandard and pricey.

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    5. Mad Max says:

      By now, no one needs any data points. You feel it in your bones. I see fear even in the well to-do and the rich. Even the talking heads on TV feel it. They know this is different. I’m not afraid anymore!

      FIGHT THE CAUSE – NOT THE SYMPTOM
      OsiXs (Revolution 2.0 – The Smart Revolution)

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      • The well to do and rich will remain that way. Their wealth is preserved with metals, land, and even labor. They will provide for the military / mercenaries who will protect them all the way thru. There comes a point where they will decide, screw it, I already pay more than what this society is worth and leave it behind. They’ll enjoy an island beach cottage and move their assets to a tax hungry low rate country and wait it out.

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        • four2netfemale says:

          Just curious Jim, what would you do in this situation if YOU were rich?

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          • durango kidd says:

            42NF; It depends on what you mean by “rich”. That’s nebulous. Secure at least 3 years of serious “preps” for you and your family: that’s food, water, weapons, and ammunition. Make sure those preps contain lots of heirloom seeds from several different vendors.

            If you live in a suburb begin sq ft gardening in your backyard to enhance your skills. Check out you tube videos of hard core prepper, for a guy in Phoenix. Great ideas. Very bad location.

            If you can afford a “dacha”, meaning a second home BOL and land in the country with your own well, you are better off.

            Buy some silver to make it through the Changes. Buy some gold to preserve a portion of your wealth through the Changes.

            And make sure you have 50lbs of chocolate. It will suppress stokes and provide a respite from the cruelty of the world. :-)

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          • If I were truly rich I’d opt for lands that can be used to produce foods for the masses. That will truly enhance your wealth when the time comes. Add to that a labor pool that is going to be well cared for, their families protected, and fed properly so they will help me to produce more after SHTF….of course the necessary weapons, ammunition, and supplies for a long duration.

            Check out the green circles in the NW Nevada territory above Highway 80 south of the Idaho border…..great stuff

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          • Anonymous says:

            Most NOBLE answer I’ve heard in a long time Jim. Would still be pain but I respect it. Reminds me of small business owner that provides for his workers first, gets paid last in many ways, least amount of sleep and deals with risk the most.

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      • Durango Kidd says:

        Communism is not the solution.

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        • Ben Dover says:

          I think dark chocolate is actually good for you (in moderation, which Americans have a problem with).

          I think you are right that the GBs fear a sudden, deep collapse. It would get beyond their control and they would have a higher likelyhood of literally swinging in the breeze.

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          • Durango Kidd says:

            BO: Yeah, dark chocolate is good for you and prevents stRokes! I missed the R. I just like to pull Daisy’s chain (pun intended) at least once a day.

            I agree. A real collapse, a financial Armegeddon like the kind people here fear and believe will happen, (It won’t) would put the GB’s and the PTB at risk for their lives as violence would erupt almost everywhere and chaos would reign.

            I am not expecting madness like that until the Pole Shift.

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          • Daisy says:

            At least I will be happy with my dark chocolate as the world collapses around me. :)

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        • RICH99 says:

          NOM but go public lynching is…….

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    6. Sam not sam says:

      Thanks for these stats.. unemployment something “north” of 20% is what I have thought was actually correct.

      The question of whether or not we are, were or will be in another “recession” is the talking points of fools and political pundits.

      We have been, are and will be in a depression. It has been made FAR worse in scope and depth by the policies of our current Glorious Leader and unfortunately; we have at least another year of his “gloriousness” to go.

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      • manos says:

        Sam,

        Their charts and statistics (manipulated i pressume), cannot show the most basic figure: Human pain.
        Do you remember in some previous discussion, the photos form the great depression period?
        Those faces, this sadness, are factors which cannot be measured.
        My daughter asked me about them, and inside me i prayed to our Lord, that she will be lucky enough not to face something like this.

        Be safe Sam, prepare mentally and physically.
        My best wishes.

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        • Anonymous says:

          That would be the Hu element manos but it’s not on the Table of Elements.

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        • Sam not sam says:

          Manos – those photos were of the time prior to the US having socialist policies in place.. however well meaning those policies may be. The ONLY reasons why you do not see such photos on the front pages of newspapers today is 1) most newspapers / media here are rabid supports of the Obama administration and 2) Food Stamps, Welfare, unemployment benefits, social security, medicade and medicare were non existent in the last depression. People had to rely only on their own abilities, their friends and family and their God. If a republican wins the WH in our next election; you WILL see pages of such photos in ALL newspapers, magazines and most TV news. The only thing that can be counted on is the dishonesty of those that profess to be the guardians of free and accurate information in our country. Thank God for the internet.. which I am sure is their next target.

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        • Sheepdog says:

          Ditto, in my conversations with others, I have figured out what my goal is through all this prepping effort. To go through all the hard times, reach the other side, and all my young children never fully realized what time they lived through. You see, they are young. If they were twelve to sixteen, they would be on patrol or recon WITH us. I can’t make a plan to betray them… So I will work feverishly. I won’t let them suffer starvation our hypothermia… So I will do anything and everything to protect and provide for them. I, like most of you, am a very dangerous animal. So with motivation like that, it is my solemn duty to prepare, so as to protect society from me.

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        • Jim (another Jim) says:

          Manos, our local paper ran an article about the poor in the area (I live in a very small town, the nearest town of any size is 30 miles away. This is where the paper is located and run out of by the way. Shows you how rural of an area I live in). They interviewd three people. The first was a 73 year old man living in a small travel trailer. He had two degrees, one in engineering and another in theology. Due to injuries, he was forced to live in the situation he was in. However, he never complained using the Lord as his strength. The second was a single parent. She was 19, working two part time jobs and struggling. The third was a couple in their 40s. They had both lost their jobs in the last year, lost their house, and were living in a shelter with their two young children. The pictures they showed of these people and others were heartbreaking. it reminds me of the pics from the depression era.
          I help run a youth group for our church, and the kids we get in are just so lost because they have no guidance from a parent figure. Our world is coming crashing around our ears, and it may not be from a nuclear war or the economy crashing. It could be just that we have lost our way as a people.
          Stay safe everyone, especially you Manos as you are probably going to be in the first bus over this cliff we are headed to.

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    7. Patriot One says:

      We are living in a Global fantasy land where almost everyone is waring Rose Colored Glasses or Beer Goggles. I’m not sure which!

      As I’ve posted in recent comments Bank Bailouts are a Global issue now from the EU to China. Has anyone thought to ask the question why Chinese banks need a bailout? I mean after all China has been buying our debt.

      Welcome to the Global Ponzi financial reality.. Buckle up folks they could keep the train running down the tracks for quite a while via the printing press and digital markups.

      Watch for governments around the globe to start buying everything and hording it.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Brown beer bottles are best for preserving taste.

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      • Claymation says:

        Patriot, They are already buying and hoarding. About two years ago I ordered some freeze dried buckets o food from The Mountain When three months went by and it had not arrived I called and was told it was on back order,when I got a little bitchy about it, I was told that FEMA had pretty much cleared out their warehouse and many of their competitors were facing the same issue. I received my order 3 months after that. This is just one example. I am sure their are others out there. Peace

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        • Sam not sam says:

          ClayM.. you are correct. I have experienced the exact same thing and was given the exact same reason. To this day, you can no longer order #10 cans directly from Mountain House..

          For those still waiting.. try “usaemergencysupply DOT com” and “store DOT honeyvillegrain DOT com” . Both offer FD foods as well as bulk grain / beans / rice. I have been pleasantly SHOCKED by the speed of their delivery.

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      • Well, same question formed in my head when I read that U.S. was owed by another country in financial straits about to default on its debt…say what???
        HOW?? We’re told daily that we’re barely paying interest on our(govt/congress) debts.
        Unless this is credit given as we provide commodities; what they would be, who knows?
        Lord help us when the beggar loans.

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    8. Daisy says:

      This doesn’t really change anything for me and my family. Luckily, I’m still employed. I still have a roof over our heads, although the stretch to pay for that and for food is getting a little more difficult. I’m still going back to school to pursue a more recession-depression proof career.

      The results are going to be tragic in so many ways when the money runs out and there is no one to feed the hungry. They are being bought, lock, stock and barrel by the government via food stamps and aid.

      Make sure to keep up OPSEC. I’m more worried about the government and the military than I am the Golden Horde. Purchase your preps with cash, and not at a “Club” big box that tracks your purchases via a membership.

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      • Scole1203 says:

        Good point Daisy. I have been buying my bulk items thru a friend who has a business membership to a restaurant wholesale outfit. All cash and not in my name

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      • Just me says:

        what would you say ia a recession proof job? Nurse,

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        • Anonymous says:

          Welfare is recession proof, they don’t have to change the way they live, but those of us who work, have to change everything, to make the money go further, eventually their handout will run out, those will be the ones that will have to be shot to protect what we have

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        • Nursing is good, but once Obamacare kicks in they might find it less than what expected. Who knows….I’m assuming it will mean more work and less pay for nurses. Then again I don’t know many fields you can work for 80k a year at 30 hours and thus take on two jobs and make 150k.

          Auto mechanics will do fine. Farmers (real one’s not the corporate types) will do great. Real butchers will do all right too. There are plenty of good trades.

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          • clark says:

            Jim wrote, “Auto mechanics will do fine.”

            Wasn’t there a mechanic on here awhile back saying mechanics weren’t doing very well at all?

            When People have a hard time making ends meet they tend to put other things off, like keeping up with car maintenance and fixing repairs that can wait.

            Likewise, People may tend to avoid going to the Dr.

            The so-called “good trades” will likely face downward pressure on wages as more People enter the field, except in inflation induced boom areas like the oil fields in N. Dakota.

            I knew someone who thought they worked in a recession-proof business,… then one day they realized it wasn’t.

            Lately I haven’t noticed any stories about hospitals closing, but I haven’t been looking either.

            Do you suppose the goberment would enact laws making it hard for American farmers to turn a profit? Many farmers I know have about had it with regulations.

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          • Claymation says:

            Jim, I make 23.00 an hour as an RN. I don’t know many nurses making the kind of cash you are talking about. I do live in a rural area, so the wages are not what they would be in the urban setting. Maybe a Nurse Practitioner could make the money you speak of. But that requires a masters degree and a lot of clinical hours. Peace

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          • This is for Clark..
            We live in Ky..and dh said last night, talk around one of the farming communities is the farmers are doing great—they’re pulling in 4 times what they usually get for corn and soy beans…but you know that will kick in as food increases 6 months from now for us–so, get ready!!!

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          • Claymation I am reminded about the nurses from New Orleans that came to the bay area of California after Katrina by the bus and plain load. Local hospitals and clinics gave them “temp” jobs to tie them over and cut back on overtime and such to pay for it. A LOT OF THEM stayed because they could not believe what they made in that area, and sharing rent with 3 others in the same trade made them quite well off.

            Mechanics are a trade that simply wants too much at time. You ever see a mechanic \ shop offer specials – they get busy.

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          • Claymation says:

            Jim, I respect what you are saying about Nursing. I want to touch on something else that has to do with real butchers. I remember growing up my grandparents butchering there own meat. Chickens mostly, with at least one hog a year. If anyone has never killed and butchered your own meat before they are sure in for a rude awakening. Wouldn’t you agree? Peace

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          • Anonymous says:

            My husband is a mechanic and he is doing great. A mechanic he works with is even doing side work on weekends and there is too much for him to keep up! The catch is they are garbage truck mechanics.So heavy truck, diesel, hydraulics, welding experience. I don’t know how automotive mechanics are doing because he hasn’t done that in about 7 years but heavy truck/fleet work seems to be a safe place.

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        • Jake Hurley says:

          Government official

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        • Claymation says:

          As a Nurse I can tell you it is not totally recession proof.I worked pediatrics at my local hospital (under 200 bed hospital).When my wife was pregnant she started having complications and I left my position to stay at home with her and my two year old. I was told I was an excellent employee, never late, never called off, worked over when needed etc.. I was told there would always be a position for me there. We had more issues with the baby after he was born. I was off for about a year, when I went back they could only give me part time, of course I took it. I now also work three other per-diem jobs at nursing homes that pay much less. Some weeks I get forty hours with them all combined, some weeks not. I am not complaining. I have a job when many don’t, but nurses are starting to feel the squeeze though. Peace

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        • Matt says:

          Nursing is NOT a recession-proof job! I was a rehab nurse at the Catholic hospital in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Three years ago, I came down with a bad gall bladder. OK, no big deal, I should be back at work in three weeks….
          Well, the surgery was botched (in the OR of the hospital I worked for), I ended up in a coma, on life support for a month. Almost died several times. Spent another month in the hospital recovering. The day before I staggered home on a walker, I was given the notice I was FIRED “because I could no longer do the work”! Talk about a ‘Black Swan”! 3 years later I am completely disabled. If I had not lived my entire life as a “low-level prepper”, we would be homeless right now. Left me with some VERY different perceptions of what “corporations” and “charities” are REALLY about!
          Hobomatt

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        • RICH99 says:

          ammo loader… farmer… gunsmith… fisherman… dentist… are some that come to mind

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      • Daisy says:

        Midwife – I’ve just applied to a post-secondary program for it.

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        • Daisy says:

          Currently I work for one of the Big Three automotive companies. I can’t imagine that they will keep middle management around as things fall apart even more.

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          • Claymation says:

            Do you have your RN? Peace

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          • Daisy says:

            Clay – in Canada you don’t have to be a nurse-midwife. There is a program that is strictly midwifery. It comes with hospital priveleges, govt. certification, and the more remote the job, the higher the pay. It can fund my GOOD and pay me well at the same time. And if the S totally hits the Fan, I figure that I can barter. Babies don’t know about the recession and are going to be born regardless of the economy.

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          • Claymation says:

            That’s awesome Daisy, To tell the truth the nursing program I attended focused on women’s health for almost a whole semester. I sold my OB/GYN book as soon as I left school and kept the rest. I will NEVER be an OB/Gyn Nurse. It takes a special person to Midwife or do any Gyn work. It sounds like you may be that person! I wish you luck and lots of healthy deliveries. Peace Clay

            Send a link to your program when you get a chance, just nosy about a different healthcare system

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        • Durango Kidd says:

          Daisy: How long is that midwife program (1 or 2 years) and what instituition sanctions it?

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          • Daisy says:

            It’s a four year program. I’ve applied to Ryerson, McMaster and Laurier Universities. Once you’ve taken the 4 year course and done a clinical internship you must take an exam: Ontario College of Midwives. This is what allows you to accept the government healthcare plan as payment. It is considered a Regulated Health Profession in Canada. When I am able to return to the US I can take an exam to be a certified midwife (not a nurse midwife unless I take more courses).

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        • RICH says:

          you should have applied for a cabbie, you’d save on getting the cab fare to get home every morning

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      • MLG says:

        I’m going back to the original female occupation. Housewife. Someone’s got to be home to batten down the hatches and keep the stew warm. That and ecking out alittle time to write, I’m hoping my books will keep me in candle wax and canning lids. I currently work part time in a hospital. It’s not looking good folks.

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        • Why??? Is where you work adding to the unemployment scene??

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          • caryn says:

            i was layed off from a partine job in the building and supply business in 2008…no call back. no other jobs available and i live 30 mil from big town and ten miles from a one horse town. so, while i am enjoying being a housewife and keeping the homefires burning, i have been sewing and selling what i make. somedays i sit at the sew.machine for six to eight hours just like being on the job elsewhere i try to have a good work ethics. i do quilts, crafts, and adult clothing, and some mending as well. i also have treadle sewing machine at the ready in case of an emp. not getting rich doing this, but it helps pay for the preps.

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          • MLG says:

            6% of the hospital workforce.

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          • MLG says:

            Caryn,Do you have a website or email where I might can see what you make? We should all be supporting this type of thing. I’ll pledge to buy something from you!

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    9. That Guy says:

      The only data point one needs as evidence of “END OF DAYS” is…
      The Detroit Lions are 5-0… Is it written in the Bible that is a sure sign of rapture.

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    10. Old Fuzzy says:

      Ever notice how the MSM never ever uses the word communist or anarchist to describe protestors? The same characters are protesting Wall Street that protest everything else. The protests were organized by the communist remnants of Acorn and the “better Red than dead” SEIU. Communism is not dead. It lives in the US where it’s primary financers have always lived. Soon children, soon. The time to set it all right is forced upon us. The only good commie is a dead commie.

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      • KY Mom says:

        A friend sent me this video.

        Video exposing Occupy Wall Street was organized from day one by SEIU / Acorn front – The Working Family Party. They all tie to the Obama Administration, DNC, Democratic Socialists of America, Tides and George Soros.

        Occupy Wall Street Was Organized From Day One by SEIU / ACORN Front – The Working Family Party

        http://www.youtube.com/watchfeature=player_embedded&v=9jOxERtkwN4

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        • PO'dpatriot says:

          Say it ain’t so MA!

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        • Grayfoxgreen says:

          Greetings!
          I disagree with you as to the source of the protesters.
          Having said that,I do AGREE that they are not “regular folks”.Just looking at their clothes,hair and mannerisms speaks volumes as to who they are.Children of UBER-Rich “Socialists” and “dilettantes” wanting to be on the leading edge of the latest “the new” hippie-burning man-save the whales “fuzzies” gathering/party.That’s why they can’t even get a consensus on what they think they protest.Makes for colorful sound bites for “The FOXY News” though.Have you Noticed that “FOXY NEWS” cameramen can’t seem to hold the thing straight and “cutoff in mid sentence people’s statements as they “film” the protesters?Planned that way so you become annoyed at the subject and forget what they say.
          GFG

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          • Old Fuzzy says:

            I too, am angry with abuses done by Goldman Sachs etc. but the Commies are masters of hijacking legitimate protests. This won’t be their last. They’ve been doing it for a long time. Resist.

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    11. For the past couple of years, I have been scaling down my extravagant spending. I buy what I need now and if there is extra, I buy what I will need in the future.

      I choose to be prepared. I choose to provide as much as I can for myself. I choose to live away from the city. I choose to be happy and free until the end of my days.

      We all have choices. Hopefully your choices are the right ones for you and yours.

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      • Mona that is exactly what I started doing last year after selling my business. The economy cost me plenty on that deal – if I had sold 3 years earlier I’d be far better off but oh well. After that and my “income” was gone or extremely limited I learned to eat more rice, more pasta, soup and less expensive meat and far less eating out. I buy extra on every trip now and try to expand my “holdings” in every commodity from food to ammo.

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        • Sam not sam says:

          Question Jim – did you seek out the buyer of your business or did they seek you out ?

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        • Daisy says:

          The expense is a big reason that I became a vegetarian Jim. (That and the fact that I don’t think I could slaughter an animal – nothing wrong if others can – it’s just not for me). Every dime I cut off the food budget is a dime I can put into the stockpile budget.

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          • Sam not sam says:

            I could easily be a vegetarian.. if I didn’t like meat so much ( this is not intended as a joke ). I’ve never tried a fruit or veggie that I did not like prepared in at least one way. Squash sucks.. but I can handle it fried. Never tried Durian, but I usually don’t smell to good myself; so we might just get along. ;)

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      • Mona…You and Mr. Mona are still in my prayers.

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    12. Farm cat says:

      #6 would be the collapse of the housing market. Real estate prices still haven’t bottomed out. To me, that’s the biggest indicator about the true health of the economy.

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    13. Farm cat says:

      You should be more worried about your neighbors. America is a country of 312 million. When it hits the fan the federal government isn’t going to have the resources to care about who has stored food and who hasn’t. But your neighbors will become dangerous when they get hungry. I hope the collapse happens in the winter. It would be better if people freeze than if they starve.

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      • Claymation says:

        @ Farm, I have had the same thoughts about the winter. I live fairly rural, just a few neighbors mostly Amish and farmers. A few houses in each direction. If it strikes in the winter, it would solve a few of the problems that have concerned me. Remember to keep the wood smoke to a minimum and your powder dry.

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        • I agree to a point. If we go on a slow grind to the bottom, TPTB will torture the population to some extent. That extent will vary depending on where you are, proportional to population density, I imagine.

          I’ve got good neighbors, several of them preppers. Most have been in the neighborhood for not less than 10 years. But, I still can see where the state will want to quell dissent.

          The fact is, TPTB messed up. They started this “Internet Thing” and started relying on it for business. Now, we, the dissenters and the truth seekers, use it do disseminate information.

          I just want to say:

          LMAO! Sorry elitists liberty thieves. We’ve got the upper hand. Your time is about finished. Go to your bunkers and rot.

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        • Lynda from rual Maine says:

          Claymation
          Hi, we live in a rual area also. I was a social worker, had to get out a few years ago. Could not stand it anymore. social workers are for the most part very liberal and socialist. There were three closet consevatives where I worked at the time.
          Here in rual Maine,Washington County there is a lot of seasonal work. My husband is a pretty good carpenter, his brother works on small engines. Wreathing season is coming up in Nov. 90% of the wreaths in this country come from Washington county Maine. Also a lot of Christmas trees.
          I raise chickens and sell eggs. Small scale. My Uncle down the road has 18 cows, he sells a few every year. Hay is getting harder and harder to get, and costing a lot more.
          Yes, I have butched animals and I do not look forward to doing it again when SHTF happens. It is not easy and you have to have a strong stomach. It does not bother my husban at all. The men deer hunt every year so they are use to gutting the deer in the woods.

          By the way did you guys know Maine is still 90% forest.

          My father in law lost a lot of hours from his job in the past years so he told us he wanted to fill the freezer with deer meat this year. After November, mostly everything slows down and snow plowing begins. I don;t know what the people who count on the low income heating program will do this year. I read two million was cut from the program. My father in law brought a lot of wood land back in the 70′s, so we have wood for the families that want to help cut it and process it for burning.
          Our farm house is paid for and old, we continually work on it. But we got behind on our property taxes a few years ago when my husband lost a permenant job. And we can’t seem to get caught up, becuse every year there’s that new bill. We still pay $100 a month and more in the summer months.
          It’s hard work living in the rual country, but I like it.

          I order some supplies from suvivalenterprises.com. They told me my order is late becaues everytime the fanincial news is bad they get a boat load of orders the next day.
          God bess you all on this site. I feel like I know some of you.
          Hi KY Mom.

          stay prayed up, keep prepping. Lynda

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          • jen10 says:

            lynda, My family is from Maine (Laffey family) and I’m trying very hard to get back to the area without having to sell my first born to purchase land. Funny thing about butchering Animals: My Nana, the gentlest, kindest woman on the planet, was know for grabbing one of her chickens and swinging it up in the air to break it’s neck on the way to the mailbox with her 8 (EIGHT) kids in tow. Guess it was her version of a “Drive Thru”. She baked six loaves of bread at a time, peeled 10 pounds of potatoes for dinner, raised her own meat and garden and Still worked part time at the jail. I have nightmares about her laundry situation with all those kids. I, in comparison, am a total light weight.

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          • Claymation says:

            @ Lynda, It is very nice to meet you. I am sorry you had to leave your SW job. I completely understand your reasoning though. As a Nurse I see the system played every time I work our local hospital. It can really be disillusioning. My family hunts every year, as well as growing a large garden and canning. New York State cut its HEAP program that helps with Heating for the elderly and poor, so like you I wonder what will become of many. Ours is an old farm house too, we still owe on it, but most everything else is paid for. Good luck with your prepping and will keep you and yours in our prayers! Peace Clay

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    14. ninaorket says:

      How many canaries have too die in the mine before you all wake up folks…? The time is NOW to move into protective failing markets mode = one year of liquidity, commodities and metals… all the real independent market analysts are now singing one tune… the only difference amongst them is which Failing mine Exit or Economic life Boat do you choose to escape the COLLAPSE? Protect what wealth you have now and look the Fool with his wealth intact if nothing happens ; Or do nothing and look the Greater Fool with nothing – pushing around a shopping cart – living in a refrigerator box behind WallMart after havin’ lost everything! Hmmmmm Decisions ? Decisions?

      arm up stock up prepare – ninaorket

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    15. Hair Popping Sharp says:

      Notify me when martial law is declared.

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    16. SmokinOkie says:

      Somewhere in a parallel universe…

      A budget in Year A of 90 units followed by a budget in Year B of 100 units is not considered a ‘cut.’ It is considered an increase, because it is.

      A budget of 100 units means that when the units are all spent, there is NO MORE left to spend. A deficit is borrowed money that you spend only in a real emergency (like a war or natural disaster) and you immediately begin to pay it back in the next fiscal cycle.

      ALL persons who are able to work, and who want a job but don’t have one, are considered unemployed. They are counted in the ongoing tally of unemployment statistics until they retire, die, or find a job. Morally, they are counted because they are human beings and they have intrinsic value as such. Statistically, they are counted because it’s better to have an accurate number than a made-up false one.

      Holding elected office for decades, accepting graft and using it to become rich, and to manipulate ignorant voters in order to remain in office for more graft, is NOT called ‘public service.’ It is called criminal behavior and is rewarded with prosecution and prison, not more graft mislabeled as ‘retirement benefits.’

      All people who seek to hold political office for their entire lives, rather than learn a skill and do actual work, are held in contempt, not high esteem. They are suspected of seeking office for personal gain rather than any public good. They are suspected of this because EVERY person who has ever held office long-term has been guilty of exactly that.

      Office holders who have been caught red-handed in lying, stealing, or misusing their office in any way, are removed from the office and prosecuted. They are never re-elected to the same office. They would be too ashamed to even run again.

      In conclusion-
      The North American continent hasn’t moved. The Rio Grande is still there, even if it is considered nothing but a ‘foot bath’ for incoming invaders. (Maybe if we add a mild bleach solution to the river at El Paso, it would reduce the cases of athlete’s foot.) Canada is still there where it always was. But, somehow, America has shifted into an alternate universe. Oh well, at least we don’t pay interstellar roaming fees to call Montreal. (please deposit $8 million for the next three minutes…)

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      • Sam not sam says:

        If we ever do get back control of our country and government; I hope that one of the new laws passed is one that states if any elected official or government employee ( Fed, State or Local ) is convicted of a crime; what ever the penalty is would be automatically doubled because of their breach of public trust. We can, should and must hold our elected officials and public employees to a higher standard than the populas at large.. because we entrust them with power and they weild that power over us. Of course, we can’t double the death penalty; but we can sure double prison times and fines.

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      • Slick says:

        Okie,
        You got me to think’n.
        Who in the hell would want the JOB, at this point in our decline.
        I am sure you could come up with a solid analogy for this one.
        And I like some of the R’s.
        But it almost seems pointless at this point.
        Like being down 47 points in a football game with 38 seconds left on the clock.

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      • John Q. Public says:

        @ SmokinOkie

        Thanks for the compliment about Latin’s value.

        I should also mention that I miss the people in OK—but not the bugs or the tuna fishing :-)

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    17. DRD5508 says:

      There is an old saying that applys: Figures don’t lie but liars figure.

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    18. Hard Times says:

      Its a comin. Grab what you can and stash it yall. Stash a little extra for the others who will need it too. We are going to have to help many since the media is leading them to the slaughter

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      • Claymation says:

        @HT, suppose five people showed up a your door after SHTF needing food. You give them each 5 pounds of rice to help them. What do you suppose they’ll do when they run out of that rice They will be back. When you can’t give any more or risk your own families health, you will go from savior to villain in no time flat! Then they will justify coming after it. Even if you are prepared to defend yourself from this, someone in you family may get hurt or worse. I’m really not sure what the answer is, Ive thought about it for a while now. I’m pretty sure that advertizing after shtf that you have food isn’t it though. Give food to one person and see how fast word of mouth spreads. Just my opinion. I do respect what you are saying and what yo want to do though.

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    19. Man Up says:

      I think the crisis has now progressed far beyond the deniability stage. Who do they think they’re fooling?

      If there is anyone left that believes the lies… they are in for a world of hurt!

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    20. Texsusinjun says:

      Hidden due to low comment rating. Click to read it.

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      • machinist 73 says:

        You have lost your marbles blanket ass, when did the tea party ever threaten to kill bozo, I mean Obama?????

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      • Sam not sam says:

        Shut up you paid-to-post traitor.. YES, Traitor.

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      • Texsusinjun,
        Don’t believe everything you read about the T-party. I’m a T-partier and I’ve never seen or heard anything remotely resemblying anything you’ve described. You’re reading too much BS on the internet. If it happened, post the photos or videos.

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        • I second all that —was at St.Louis and didn’t see one weapon…or here one cuss word…or one unpatriotic phrase..see where some go wrong is confusing patriotism with govt and my America…not the same, folks.
          Screw the govt…that ruined my America.

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      • Justice100 says:

        Texusinjun, The peaceful demonstrators that you are so fond of, are just a bunch of lazy bums,that want a free handout. They don’t even know why they are there, but are commited to defecating on police cars, screaming police brutality and blaming the backbone of America for their pathetic lives. They want a free ride and daily handouts. What would these idiots do if all the super rich gave them all their money until there was none left to give? Why I bet they would turn on eachother and become cannibals. The tea party is everything that you and they are not. The tea party is made up of decent hard working people that have respect for themselves and their environment. One person was accused of spitting on some public official, but strangely enough there was no photo, no one else saw this and if that is all you can come up with then you are a troublemaker..

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        • Sam not sam says:

          Yes, you are right.. and that accusation was made by a known and proven liar. Even though the cameras never left the jerk while he marched to the capitol with Nancy Pa-Lousy; not one single frame, not one single photo.. not even a wet spot on his lying face.

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      • WestVaFolks says:

        We’re both Tea Partiers. We have the t-shirts to prove it – white with grey tea kettles on the backs which state TEA – Taxed Enough Already. Neither of us has EVER spit on ANYONE or toted a gun anywhere in the VICINITY of a public gathering (concert, demonstration, etc.). I believe someone has fed you the wrong info.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Sit down Francis…

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      • Mal Reynolds says:

        a) Not one shred of evidence of ANYONE at a Tea Party rally spitting on an official.
        b) Some brought guns. It’s their 2nd Amendment Right. God bless the Bill of Rights.
        c) Not one shred of evidence that ANYONE at a Tea Party rally threatened the President.
        d) These demonstrators are a bunch of communists and/or useful idiots for the liberal elite. OR, they’re just there to do drugs and sh!t on police cars. (PROOF of both readily available).
        e) What do they deserve? NOTHING FROM ME. They think they ‘deserve’ handouts. They deserve a quick kick in the ass and verbal dressing down by society’s PRODUCERS.

        Go light up a fatty and keep complaining about the MAN. It’ll get you far in life, you moron.

        Have a great day,
        Mal

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      • Claymation says:

        Another scab believing the MSM!

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      • Anonymous says:

        U, EH & Travis Smiley r turd bait Ti.

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      • At my Taxed Enough Already Party we’d have people come out yelling at us. Everyone had a cool head. We’d try to debate them but they’d hurl insults and profanities at us. Of the few verbal assaults we incurred, we defused them instantly by asking them about their information. “Come convince us. We’ll listen and ask questions.” They’d hurl a few more profanities and then run.

        These people at OWS are nothing but trash. They are the antithesis of the TEA Party. They are part of the problem. They are not part of the solution.

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      • John Q. Public says:

        Looks to me like the victims are acting out the script that the banksters have written for us—black against white against brown, “conservative” against “liberal.” Turn off your talmudvision. Turn off Michael “Savage” Weiner. Turn off Bill O’Reilly.

        It would be smarter for all of us at the bottom to prosecute the guilty from the top down (including the Judas goat media shills who have enabled the banksters).

        Let me put it more plainly. It is time the slaves overthrew their masters AND the overseers.

        Unless any of you are “international” financiers or banksters or oil sheiks, you have more in common with idealistic “socialist” college kids in student loan debt up to their eyeballs and more in common with welfare recipients and more in common with lazy union workers, than you will ever have with Rothschilds, Warburgs, and Rockefellers.

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      • maddog77 says:

        WOW!! You are a true visionary. You see things that others don’t. Or you have a special website loaded with videos showing these actions.

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    21. egore says:

      @Texsusinjun;
      What tea party did you go to?

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    22. clark says:

      Whoa, this is potentially Very Big:

      “…The Fed, as I have pointed out a number of times, is paying interest to bankers many times what is available in the marketplace and this turns out to be illegal.

      Now it just so happens that the Congressional wording is a bit sloppy and says the pay out of “earnings” instead of interest, and you can be sure Bernanke is going to attempt to dance on the head of this pin , but the spirit of Act is clear, Fed member banks aren’t supposed to be receiving payouts from the Fed that are greater than what they can get in the open market.

      In other words, Bernanke is breaking the law, and one would think that now that this is public, he will have to cease paying interest at 0.25% to Fed bank members. …

      This is where the atomic bomb explodes. Since Bernanke started paying interest on reserves (especially excess reserves),excess reserves have climbed from a few million to $1.6 trillion. If Bernanke stops paying interest at 0.25%, the money is likely to fly out of excess reserves and into the economy quicker than you can say, “hyper-inflation fiat money”. …”

      http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2011/10/atomic-bomb-that-is-about-to-explode-at.html

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    23. Copout says:

      10 million dollars spent on a one mile road in Orlando Florida, its called The President Barack Obama parkway, is that great! It reminds me of the sound I make when I throw up, “Barack

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    24. rachel says:

      this isn’t gonna be a recession, it’s not gonna be a depression. we are in the very early stages of a currency collapse. not a depression or recession. the “recession/depression” is the red herring.

      only three years into the collapse. this collapse will slowly build and mirror a recession/depression in figures but it’s not.

      I can’t stress this enough. not a depression, not a recession. a collapse of the currency. different animal.

      it could take 10 years for the collapse to fully present itself. could be as little as months. but it is a collapse nevertheless.

      that is why FEMA is buying freeze dried food and claiming natural disaster. that is why oil will never be 20 dollars a barrel again. that is why we are printing more and more money.

      this is not like anything we have been through before. and we cannot really compare it to former currency collapses cause the world reserve currency has never collaspsed like this before.

      this is gonna be a global collapse. BRIC nations are getting ready for it. They have warned us in the media when our media refuses too.

      all these movements, tea paety, wall street. They are too late to stop this crises. we are past the point of no return. there is no 11th marble.

      but, we still have time. we have time to prepare for it.

      even my mainstream news junkie mother has started buying canned food and can see something is very wrong.

      I can only hope it happens slow enough so most of the people can prepare for the collapse.

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      • Daisy says:

        Well said.

        I hope it happens slowly so that I have more time to prepare, but I have little hope for most people. They will not believe the sky is falling until it whacks them on top of the head, and even then, they will find a way to deny what’s happening.

        DENIAL – It ain’t just a river in Egypt.

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      • Rachel, I agree with all that you say, except for one thing: The slower it goes the easier it will be for TPTB to brainwash, confiscate. Read that as: rape and plunder the population.

        I had a long discussion with some pretty deep thinker over on SHTFMilitia.com. What we decided is that anything faster than a full on collapse in 6 months would be devastating and difficult to handle the chaos. More than 2 years and the lies and propaganda would be easily pulled off.

        So, lets hope it doesn’t take ten years. But lets hope it doesn’t happen in 3 months either. My hope is somewhere around one year. It will be swift enough to keep people from going to sleep but slow enough so not so many people will suffer. …though, a little suffering is good for the soul and the USA has had things pretty easy for a long time. Its been way too easy to sell your self respect for generational welfare and public assistance. I’m also talking about Solyndra and General Motors and Chrysler and Wells Fargo and JP Morgan, etc, etc.

        As I say that, some people on here that have had to take assistance. I’m proud to have paid into the system that helped them. Thats what its for. I’m not talking about you. I’m talking about the CoCo Puffers and the welfare queens. The system milkers. I can’t help but think they’ll change their ways a bit if they actually have to exist on something based on work instead of paperwork. (I think back about Daisy’s story and how she took assistance as a last resort but got off of it ASAP. Some people have suffered ENOUGH!)

        Hang on! There are going to be a few bumps on this road.

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      • durango kidd says:

        Rachel: Ten years, sweetheart, is not a “collapse”. It is a trend line.

        And there IS “eleven marbles”. They are rolling around in the space where your brain is suppose to be.

        If WE can make it through this crisis for another two or three years, this crisis will have been averted.

        Under the GB managed trade of GATT, NAFTA, and the WTO, which the globalists call FREE TRADE, the US dollar must decline in value, and thus its purchasing power, if there is ever to be new jobs created in America.

        That is the hard truth. Its inflation by a thousand cuts. That is the PLAN. Plan accordingly.

        Prep.

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        • Daisy says:

          Ouch. Harsh.

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          • durango kidd says:

            Daisy: The truth is often a harsh mistress. Rachel is another one running around screaming that the sky is falling, the “dollar collapse” is everywhere, and imminent. Not true.

            The dollar is stronger than it has been in three years. That is NOT good. It means more unemployment and cheaper Chinese trash.

            The banking crisis in America was resolved (at taxpayer expense)and it will be averted in Europe in the same way, whether the taxpayers there like it or not.

            The GB’s are thieves, they are not stupid or suicidal.

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          • durango kidd says:

            I misstated that the “dollar was the strongest it has been in three years”.

            The decline of the dollar over the past three years bottomed a few months ago and it has moved upwards since but has not yet surpassed where it was three years ago.

            But it is stronger than it has been and that is not a good sign for the reasons I mentioned.

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        • DRD5508 says:

          DK, come on, it is how she (Rachel) is expressing what she sees and how to explain it. She is probably confusing default with collapse. The collapse of the dollar could very well happen, it already is nothing more than fiat. After our dollar was taken off the gold/silver standard it became currency backed only by the US Gov’t. (You know this already)
          You remember how the thought of a currency for North America had been passed around? Like the euro, if the NA currency happens(?), the dollar will indeed have collapsed or a better term: disappeared.

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          • Durango Kidd says:

            DRD: If the NA currency EVER happens it means that the US Constitution has been illegally dissolved and there will be civil war in this country with 80 million gunowners and tens of millions of veteran’s organing for war.

            The American people will take to the streets en masse and the military will not back a rogue administration.

            The PTB will be shot or arrested and tried for treason. That scenario (NA Currency) is even less likely than Rachel’s brainfart.

            WTF are YOU smoking?

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    25. Charlie says:

      Hidden due to low comment rating. Click to read it.

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    26. dan says:

      the only cure for ALL our problems…(1) vote out all incumbents with greater than 1 year in office
      (2) END THE FED

      THEN WE START AGAIN UNDER The CONSTITUTION

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    27. “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” -Joseph Goebbels

      Hey Mac! He was talking about YOU and US. Nice commentary!

      We have become the mortal enemy of “The Lie” which is the corporation that usurped the lawful US Government.

      FedCo and the StateCos are at the point now where they are having to lie to cover up the last lies that are showing cracks. Soon, no amount of lying will cover the pain and the entire house of cards will come tumbling down, (hopefully) dismembering the tyranny that they have set before us. The time appears to be close at hand.

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      • Kevin2 says:

        NetRanger

        Thanks. I have read the shortened version of, “If you repeat a lie loudly enough and often enough it becomes the truth in the peoples mind”.

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    28. VRF says:

      So..is this Holder trying to get the country off the Gun running scam of his?

      he needs to be put in the same cell with these people..if they even really exist or really did anything as he said..
      while investigating this ..ivestigate him

      “it reads like a hollywood script”..because it probably is

      http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/envoy/u-says-foiled-iranian-backed-terror-plot-targeted-192926246.html

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      • VRF you do know that Iran and Saudi Arabia are run by different Muslim sects that hate each other right? The US was not the target the Saudi Ambassador was the target. The way you portray “scripting” these people could get away with anything and you’d blame the USA.

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    29. I have a depression proof side job, I design/build ethanol fractionating units for personal use in production of various beverages, including distilled water, and for fuel grade or antiseptic grade ethanol.

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      • Prepper says:

        Terry, I hope fellow preppers take note. If TSHTF, fuel for your vehicle will be almost as important as food and water. A personal ethanol still converts inedible biomass into fuel that your car can run with a simple modification. This should be pretty high on everyone’s list. Home made drinkable spirits would also be handy to have around. Thanks for the link and the thought.

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      • Claymation says:

        I love spam in can not spam on the net, just sayin’

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      • PO'dpatriot says:

        Hey TW, Copper or stainless? Website?

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    30. Sam not sam says:

      False Flag Alert : the media is going ape over Iran supposedly attemping to hire Mexican Cartels to assasinate a couple of ambassadors in the US..

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    31. RandomTangent1957 says:

      300+ Tea Party Protests…..arrests ZERO !!!! Grounds after they left….spotless. Spitting on anyone…NEVER HAPPENED !
      maybe 25 Occupy Wall Street Protests …..Arrests over 1,300. Grounds…trashed. Pissing all over everything & living like refugees from Bangladesh……
      There is no F^#cking comparison. As usual….the Lefty Loons are the ones that are guilty of everything that they FALSLY accuse others of.
      Occupy Wall street will be the group that begins the riots & destruction of private property. They had best stay in Houston. They will not like what we have for them in Montgomery County Texas.

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      • eric says:

        that was a good point in the difference in the protests. at some point if the dems try and run away with the laws they are not following then some people reagardless of side of politics, they will get violent. but good point i agree with you. i was once dem until I saw the truth and it makes sense. now i would not think of any other party other than conservative. the only thing that i dont like about GOP is no abortions. i do believe in abortions at very early stages or rape. that just makes sense, but other than that love the gop

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      • Grayfoxgreen says:

        Perhaps the “Tea parties people” who decry the size of Government should start by refusing their monthly SSI checks and paying cash (at full retail price) for their meds and medical.That would make a good start at reducing both the deficit AND the size of the Federal government.
        As for the “spitting” episode.I also DID see it at a T.P. rally on the news last year.They did to a handicapped counter protester.They even took $1 dollar bills and tried to throw them at him,how very Christian of them.Dressing up in Revolutionary-theme costumes,chanting slogans and yelling at those who disagree is NOT good manners or very open minded(in the best sense of the word).
        And by the way WHO paid for all the stuff trucked in for the “Tea Party Rally”?Heard some VERY rich folks are footing the bill EACH and EVERY Rally!
        Can you prove otherwise?
        You Betcha on that one!
        Best to All
        GFG

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    32. enough is enough says:

      The Tea Party people are decent, hard working people.
      Most I have seen on Wall Street protesting look like Obummer people who didn’t get all they wanted.

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    33. Charlie says:

      Occupy Wall Street and the Fed! Ron Paul for president!

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    34. Frosty21 says:

      Feeling a smoke screen around the U.S.A. I have a feeling that all of this is a set up.I Know something is about to happen.I think some people of power are moving the market’s around the world.Look at some of what has allready happened on wall street.And around the world.I believe these people are setting us up.And not in good way.This will bring us and the world to it knee’s.I believe that it’s to bring in a one world goverment.Made up of ten group’s of nation’s.With one voice over the whole of the world as we know it.People can be driven and made to believe this is for our own good.I want to keep my thought’s on the truth of what this nation has been founded on.In God we Trust!I know this truth,I hold on to it to the end!

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    35. Leaving BOB says:

      Exercises address continuity of operations exercise programs developed and managed by NCP. These programs range in scope from tabletop exercises designed for internal use by the interagency community, to large, functional and full-scale exercises involving numerous Federal and non-Federal entities. Continuity of Operations Division responsibilities include exercise development and oversight, execution, evaluation, and corrective actions.
      Exercise Eagle Horizon

      Exercise Eagle Horizon (EH) is a full scale, externally evaluated, scenario-based exercise focusing on Federal organizations’ continuity of operations programs in the National Capital Region (NCR).

      As part of Exercise Eagle Horizon, NCP conducts an assessment of all department and agency continuity capabilities based on Federal Continuity Directive 1 requirements and the criteria in the Continuity Evaluation Tool, with reports provided to all Department and Agency Secretaries or agency heads and the White House’s Homeland Security Council. Results from the assessment enable department and agencies to identify strengths and areas requiring improvement for their Continuity programs.

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      Determined Accord was developed in coordination with the White House Homeland Security Council, Department of Health and Human Services, United States Department of Agriculture, General Services Administration, and other Federal entities.

      Exercise Determined Accord is designed to increase Federal and non-Federal organizations continuity readiness for a pandemic event, mitigate continuity of operations vulnerabilities during an influenza outbreak, and identify gaps or weaknesses in pandemic Continuity plans, policies, and procedures.

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      Resilient Accord is an Interagency Continuity Cyber Workshop (TTX) designed to increase continuity awareness, preparedness, and planning for Federal and non-Federal entities during a cyber attack. The workshop focuses on identifying solutions or alternative actions to ensure continuity of operations during a cyber incident. In addition, the workshop attempts to strengthen relationships between the continuity manager and information technology (IT) professionals. The workshop meets NCP’s requirement in the National Continuity Policy Implementation Plan (NCPIP) of providing cybersecurity assistance and support in accordance with HSPD-7 and the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace.

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      In addition to the FEMA Continuity Exercise Templates, each FEMA region also conducts other Regional Continuity Exercises throughout the year.

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      NCP is developing a series of continuity exercise templates that incorporate updates from the National Continuity Policy Implementation Plan, Federal Continuity Directive 1 and 2, and Continuity Guidance Circular 1. These exercise templates are compatible with the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) and meet National Exercise Program requirements.

      A full-scale exercise template, Determined Response, is under development. This template will be HSEEP compatible, with a complete set of template planning tools. Determined Response will also address issues and planning requirements associated with telework and social distancing.

      Additional NCP Continuity of Operations Division exercise templates either available or planned for the interagency and regional communities are as follows:

      Determined Accord Exercise Template: a multi-agency pandemic tabletop exercise designed to increase Federal and non-Federal Governmental Jurisdiction continuity readiness for a pandemic event, mitigate vulnerabilities during an influenza pandemic outbreak, and identify gaps or weaknesses in pandemic planning and in organization continuity plans, policies, and procedures.

      Cardinal Accord Exercise Template: a tabletop exercise designed to increase Federal department and agency, State, territorial, tribal and local jurisdictional continuity of operations readiness for a regional terrorism event, to mitigate vulnerabilities during a terrorist event, and to identify gaps or weaknesses in organizational continuity plans, policies, and procedures.

      Vigilant Strategy Exercise Template: a devolution tabletop exercise designed to provide a forum for Federal and non-Federal entities to discuss devolution of operations readiness to respond to a catastrophic event in which Mission Essential Functions (MEFs) and Primary Mission Essential Functions (PMEFs) are devolved to a designated devolution site.

      Determined Challenge Exercise Template: a multi-agency hurricane tabletop exercise designed to increase participant understanding of the weaknesses and gaps in organizations’ existing continuity plans, policies, and capabilities.

      Quiet Sentinel Exercise Template: a full-scale exercise designed to validate an organization’s continuity of operations capability to activate, relocate, and operate from an alternate site.

      Liberty Down Sentinel Exercise Template: a functional multi-agency continuity exercise designed to evaluate the ability of organizations to activate their continuity of operations plans during a natural emergency and to sustain operations for an extended period.

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      To ensure compliance with FCD 1 and CGC 1 guidance and address continuity deficiencies and other areas requiring improvement, NCP developed a standardized, systematic approach to the management of corrective actions.

      The corrective action program (CAP) identifies continuity areas requiring improvement, assigns responsibilities, and develops a timeline for corrective action; identifies program and other continuity funding requirements for submission to agency leadership; and identifies continuity personnel requirements and roles during a continuity event. The Continuity CAP program is fully compliant with existing Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program guidance and requirements.

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    36. greaseman says:

      I think most people haven’t realized yet, that the way of life they have enjoyed for years is over. Nothing in our country will be the way it was for a very long time. We have to go through a reset of the economy, and bring some sanity back, and get rid of those crooks who got us to this point, and the representatives who allowed them to do it. We must all realize we have been asleep at the wheel for a very long time.
      Now, the natives are getting restless, and they realize the only way throught this is a re start, a new beginning. it won’t happen before a great ammount of pain and hardship. But it must happen for the change.
      To say there are some hard times coming is a big understatement. There will be many casualities before this transformation is over. Welcome to the new normal. If you don’t have a plan to get through what is coming, then you deserve what will surely be your fate.

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    37. Charlie says:

      Ladies and gentlemen,

      “Sam not sam” says claims to have not only a big dick, but also a big brain. He also claims to be a big bad man who’s against all those “commies” who are infiltrating every aspect of American life and want to drain him of his vital essence. He first noticed this while watching commie porn (for purposes of knowing the enemy, of course) and we must thank him for alerting us to this danger. Take note! The commmies are everywhere and are as sneaky as foxes. They often pose as friends but make no mistake, these wolves wear a sheeps skin like nobody’s business. Protect yourself, your family, and your vital essence.

      On a seperate note:……Ron Paul for 2012!!!!!

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    38. RetMSgt84 says:

      Hope and pray it will be a slow transition – enough for us to get our families prepared. Some do not believe when you ask them about what they think will happen. That includes family members. Our parents went through the “Great Depression”. What I have been thinking for months is that this will not be anything like that struggle – it will be worse because those who have run out of gov’t handouts are going to turn on the rest of society and that is when the killing starts. God help us all. Plan, prepare and pray.

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    39. RetMSgt84 says:

      Hey, NO TALKIN’ ’bout stills here. G-men around.

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    40. eugend66 says:

      Mac and others, check this: http://whataboutliberty.com/
      after watching this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0cp_DyfiRU&feature=player_embedded

      Peace

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    41. eugend66 says:

      Or is the guy already history ??

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    42. Charlie says:

      Boston Police Tear Down American Flag, Harass Veterans … Like the Iwo Jima Moment In Reverse.\\

      http://www.washingtonsblog.com/

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    43. clark says:

      Some People said this wouldn’t happen:

      Foreign Central Banks Selling US Treasuries at Unprecendented Levels

      … “About 6 weeks ago, something changed. FCBs
      [Foregin Central Banks] not only slowed their buying of Treasuries, they stopped altogether, reversed course and actually began selling them. Three weeks ago their selling reached a level that I characterized in my weekly Treasury update for subscribers as “dumping.” It was simply unprecedented. I opined that this could be the beginning of the end of the Treasury bull market, in spite of any effect that the Fed’s new Operation Twist might have.

      [Foregin Central Banks] …are selling at the heaviest pace in the 9 years that I have been tracking this data. …

      What has been going on here lately is no less than a sea change.” …

      http://www.financialsense.com/contributors/lee-adler/2011/10/11/foreign-central-banks-selling-us-treasuries-at-unprecedented-levels

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    44. DRD5508 says:

      DK, you have too much faith in the American people. Fact-we that see what is happening and are prepared to act are in the minority. As a nation, the masses have been deprogramed to think for themselves.
      My point has been, that none of us have all the answers and that some will see things differently and shouldn’t be put down or given names because they can’t see things or believe the way you do. I work for the gov’t and am able to read and see things you don’t. I share bits to help give each person on this sight with a different perspective without calling down anyone.
      When you don’t like what someone shares on this sight you habitually say ‘WTF are you smoking’.
      When you make statements like that you mirror how the left/libs/dems react to difference of thought.
      You normally have really good inputs and thoughts. Yet you ruin it with your attitude to the majority of us that must be mental midgets to your superior thought process.
      Win a few friends here by apologising to a few less gifted as yourself.
      By the way DK, I have seen the plans and the training for when the SHTF, have you?

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      • durango kidd says:

        DRD: DRD: Yes, I have faith in the American people, because I believe in America.

        Historically, Americans have ALWAYS risen to the occasion. They are not mindless bots, sheeple, or lemmings. I see no reason to doubt US.

        After 230 years its OUR DNA.

        If you work for the government you people better reassess your opinion of US and rethink your plan for US.

        WE will NOT go quietly into the night when the SHTF if you think you can impose the NAU or the NWO One World Government on US.

        WE have a plan for you! Have you seen it?

        As for Rachel, yes, she is entitled to her opinion but her opinion needs to be supported by facts.

        Divergent opinions can be derived from a different analysis of the same facts based upon the bias of the analyst or the weight the analyst gives to particular data.

        But if she is going to discuss the dollar then she needs to know a little something about the dollar.

        She obviously doesn’t. She deserves to be ridiculed for a ridiculous statement. Ten years is not a collapse and the dollar is not collapsing, but strengthening.

        She may as well be shouting “fire” in a theatre, when there is no fire. I will not apologize for her stupidity.

        And if you people in government think you are going to impose the North American Union and the Amero on US, I suggest that you get out of your cubicle and talk to someone else other than another government employee.

        Not gonna happen! Every patriot in America will explode! :-)

        The problem with government employees is that they think THEY are the government and know what is best for US. News Flash! WE are the government.

        You work for US!

        The sooner you people in government grasp that fact, the sooner America turns around, and the better off Americans will be!

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        • durango kidd says:

          DRD: BTW, I am not looking to make any friends here. I have said that before, I say it again. If I do fine. I doubt that I will be playing cards, golf or going hunting with anyone here, anytime soon.

          My summer is coming to a close and I will not have the time to devote to debunking some of the bullshit, myth, and propaganda that a very, very, very few here try to pass off as legitimate info.

          I make no apology for going after them hard. They deserve it for trying to pass off complete BS as economic truth.

          As if FREE TRADE was akin to yard sale economics; that Greek default equals global financial collapse; that the dollar is worthless; that 95% of Americans would die off in a financial collapse; that the United States is going to collapse and break up like the Soviet Union or Yugoslavia; or that those who desire a college education should not take advantage of a declining dollar to get a professional education; etc,etc.

          This stuff is either ignorance, stupidity, or propaganda and I am not going to let those fools insult my intelligence without a challenge, malign my country, or spread fear, hyperbole, and hysteria to some here who may not have the education, experience, or expertise, to discern it by themselves.

          Hopefully, when my time here is done, the regulars will remember what I have said and how I have exposed those who try to sell Americans economic serfdom as a freedom and fear as a monthly subscription.

          If they do, then my time and my summer will have been well spent.

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        • DRD5508 says:

          What a shame; you’re right and every one else isn’t. If you’re so right/correct, run for office. You lump everyone in groups “you people”. You have trully said more about yourself than you may realize. Many Gov’t employees, i.e. military and civilian serve!
          Of course, you can’t apologize, you expect to be heard without listening others (right or wrong). Stay in your lane and with your tone and rheteric, you have lost credibility. Rant on.

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          • durango kidd says:

            DRD: I didn’t say everyone else is wrong. You said I did. Don’t try to put words into my mouth to support your premise. Yes, I challenge those who I believe are wrong. That is my right. That is debate!

            Initially I am quite civil and gently point out reality that opposes their fiction. When they fail to accept factual reality and continue in their ignorance then they are not expressing an opinion but presenting propaganda. Then WE need to examine their motive and not their message.

            If they say something ridiculous then they should expect to be ridiculed.

            Consider for example the self appointed end time prophet who was claiming that the Babylon of Revelation is America. I pointed out to him that the Bible clearly identifies “Babylon” as the Mother of Harlots that sits on seven hills; which is Rome.

            He acknowledged my response to his post so I knew he had seen it. Two weeks later he posted the same bullshit. That is not ignorance. That is propaganda!

            Anyone can read Revelations and see that he deliberately tried to deceive US twice. I haven’t seen anymore dibble from that asshole since my last response to him. Yeah it was harsh! And he deserved it.

            In Rachel’s case, as in the case of a few others, I pointed out factual reality several times, ie the dollar has been gaining strength not losing it, or that China buys a billion of our dollars everyday, etc, etc.

            Yet she persists in spreading the propaganda that the dollar is “collapsing”. Not true.

            If she is going to make a ridiculous staement over and over again, then she should expect to be ridiculed. Its that simple.

            *************
            “Said more about myself than I realize?”

            No I realize that my words reflect whom I am and what I believe. My actions are also consistent with my words. Life is about expressing what is inside, outside and I make no apology for that either! I am who I am, I like myself and the man I have become, and I can face my Maker on Judgement Day confident of my relationship with him.

            When I mentioned “you people” I meant the group that YOU “lumped” yourself into when you said that you worked for the government and intimated that you were high enough up in the government to look at the “plans” that you people have devised for US.

            WE have a plan for “you people” too! Its called the “50-50 Minus One Plan”.

            You see, there are only globalists and patriots in the political spectrum now, and when WE patriots take control of the American government again We are going to cut government employee pay by 50% because they are receiving a 50% premium over a comparable job in the private sector.

            You people aren’t worth it! You people are doing a lousy job!

            Then WE are going to gut the “scores of officers eating out our substance” by eliminating 50% of all government jobs and downsizing the government by half!

            The minus one means that every year thereafter WE are going to eliminate at least one major department or fold it into another as only an office rather than a dept, making them all much smaller.

            Keep prepping.

            You will need it to cover the transition time from federal employee to American citizen. Don’t forget to apply for Food Stamps on your way out the door! Then you can join the 45 million others who must relay on it to survive.

            Losing 50,000 jobs a month for the past ten years isn’t incompetence, its TREASON!!!

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    45. popsjerky says:

      None of this will matter, if the globalist’s conspiracy plan for WW III is successful. We should be prepared for the deceptions plotted by our government’s globalist puppets, ie. maritial law, food shortges, gas shortages and FEMA internment camps justified because of civil unrest and riots. Now is time for all of us to get together for our common good. Not to be concerned about the day-to-day mainstream media bullshit propoganda. It is not good now, and it may get worse if we wait for our government to help us recover our identity as a nation for the people and by the people.

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    46. JWR says:

      Vote with your wallet and they will understand

      Ben Dover (America)
      July 20th, 2011 at 3:25 pm
      What can Americans do to fight the New World Order? (CFR & AIPAC control both Political Parties in the U.S.)

      1. Turn off or throw away your T.V.
      2. Think for yourself.
      3. Question all so-called ‘Authority’
      4. Get out, and/or stay out, of debt!
      5. Use cash, trade or barter as much as possible, rather than debit cards and credit cards
      6. Get rid of grocery store ‘discount’ cards –grocery stores provide this information to insurance companies.
      7. Bank at a Credit Union, or any alternative to the ‘TBTF’ Banks, that participated in the 2008 Banker Bailout.
      8. Invest as much as you reasonably can in precious metals – especially silver.
      9. You have the right to own a firearm, to protect yourself,and your family. Read the 2nd Amendment.
      10. Buy products “Made in America”
      11. Start your own garden
      13. Meditate or pray – reduce your stress!
      14. Get exercise!
      15. Read a book (here is an excellent book recommendation: Psychological Warfare and the New World Order:The Secret War Against the American People
      http://www.amazon.com/Psychological-Warfare-New-World-Order/dp/0932367232/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310394551&sr=8-1 ) The EU/US Central Bankers have two openly declared goals: 1) Global Neo-feudalism, via debt, for Nations and Individuals, and profits for Central Bankers, & 2) Global De-population. Yet, in the MSM, there is still an argument that there are TBTF (Too-Big-To-Fail) Banks????? How stupid are people?
      16. Listen to soothing classical, jazz, ambient, or other alternative music
      17. Watch ‘Freedom to Fascism’–a film by Aaron Russo (can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUpZhhbKUBo)
      18. Watch ‘Why We Fight’–a film by Eugene Jarecki (can be found here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…r_embedded)
      19. Watch ‘Endgame’–a film by Alex Jones (can be found here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-CrNlilZho)
      20. Below is advice from John Perkins’ book, entitled THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE (The Truth About Economic Hit Men,Jackals,And How To Change The World), pp. 322-329.

      “AVOID SHOPPING AS ‘RETAIL THERAPY’ (Instead, jog, meditate, read, or find some other solution).
      SHOP CONSCIOUSLY – if there is something you must have, purchase items whose packaging, ingredients, and methods of production are sustainable and support life.
      MAKE EVERYTHING YOU OWN LAST AS LONG AS POSSIBLE
      PURCHASE AT CONSIGNMENT AND THRIFT STORES –where everything is recycled.
      Write letters telling Monsanto, De Beers, ExxonMobil, Adidas, Ford, GE, Coca-Cola, WALMART, and other labor exploiters and environment destroyers
      why you REFUSE TO PURCHASE FROM THEM.
      CUT BACK ON OIL AND GAS CONSUMPTION!
      DOWNSIZE (your car, home, wardrobe) – everything in your life (and don’t buy what you don’t need)
      SUPPORT/SEND MONEY only to non-profits, radio stations, and other organizations that promote JUST causes.
      VOLUNTEER your time and energy to such organizations.
      SUPPORT LOCAL MERCHANTS
      ENCOURAGE stores to buy from local growers, producers, and suppliers.
      Shop at your LOCAL FARMERS’ MARKET
      AVOID DRINKING WATER THAT IS FLUORIDATED (only your toothpaste should have non-industrial fluoride)
      INSIST that those who use your money – banks, pensions, mutual funds, companies – make socially and environmentally responsible investments.”
      21. Invest in precious metals (especially silver).
      22. Research every company whose products or services you buy
      23. Research every organization to which you donate your hard-earned money
      24. Vote with your dollars!
      25. Watch ‘The Secret of Oz’– a film by William T. Still (can be found here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swkq2E8mswI)
      26. Get prepared for when the U.S. dollar TOTALLY COLLAPSES – You’ll need 1) Water, 2) Food, 3) Vital Medicine 4) First Aid Kit, etc.
      27. Global, non-violent, NON-COMPLIANCE is the answer, of We the Plebs, to the ‘elite’ New World Order!
      28. Find alternatives to EVERYTHING that they’ve set up, to entrap you in THEIR system.
      29. What would happen if 200 MILLION AMERICANS refused to pay their taxes, in 2012? (Just a hypothetical question)
      30. Familiarize yourself with the concept of BOYCOTT
      31. Corporate Membership in the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations):
      http://www.cfr.org/about/corporate/roster.html
      32. Don’t ever join a ‘secret’ society
      33. Watch ‘Global Warming or Global Governance’ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u81qXOYfKg )
      34. Educate yourself. Thomas Jefferson: “If a nation expects to be ignorant & free, in a state of civilisation, it expects what never was & never will be.”

      Expand the above list,and share it with everyone you know!

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