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Mac Slavo
February 5th, 2015
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The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) is used by economists and stock traders alike as a leading economic indicator because it predicts future economic activity. The index tracks in US dollars and measures global supply and demand for commodity shipments among bulk carriers including raw materials like lumber, coal, metallic ores, and grains. What makes this particular measurement so distinct from others, according to economic Howard Simmons, is that the BDI “is totally devoid of speculative content” because “people don’t book freighters unless they have cargo to move.”

When cargo is moving the price to move that cargo rises. During the boom-times of the mid 2000’s the Baltic Dry Index hit historical record highs of over $8000 for charter higher rates. It promptly collapsed under $1000 into mid-2008, just ahead of the stock market crash.

What you’re about to see may shock you if you’re of the opinion that an economic recovery has taken hold.

Not only has the index lost 90% of its value in the last several months, but according to Zero Hedge it is just a day or two away from its all-time record lows.

Where is the global economy headed in the next few months?

If The Baltic Dry Index is any guide, it’s about to implode.

And the collapse just keeps going… since Thanksgiving, The Baltic Dry has fallen on 43 or the 47 days, down over 60% from the “China growth is back and all-is-well” hope-filled days of late October (when Jim Cramer “stressed the importance of watching the Baltic Dry Freight Index,” as his bullish thesis confirmation)At 569, The Baltic Dry is inching ever closer to what will be the lowest level ever (554 on 7/31/1986) for the global shipping cost indicator…

One or two more days like this and it will be the all-time low…


It should be obvious, despite the machinations from governments and central banks the world over, that the economy is coming to a standstill. The collapse in the oil price has certainly pushed it along, but the problems go much deeper.

According to many contrarian analysts we’re so far gone that at this point nothing will stop it:

“We are setting up for a collapse that is going to be worse than 1929, and it’s going to come sometime within the next two years.  It could come as soon as the next couple of months, but it is going to happen, and there’s nothing that is going to stop it.”

Going forward we will see continued volatility with wild price swings for all asset classes, including gold and oil. It is a sign of a system on its last legs and for those who have failed to prepare a backup plan things are going to be horrific.

It’s imminent. Get ready.

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  1. Justice says:

    Also of note, with the ECB now shutting off direct funds to Greece, all hell is now breaking loose in Europe. The situation is spiraling out of control and deteriorating quite rapidly.

    One of the things that’s starting to happen in Europe is you are seeing these splinter political parties gaining power. We’ve seen it in Greece. We are seeing it in Spain. We are also seeing it in France. There is now an open rebellion against the Totalitarian EU and Brussels.

  2. Sgt. Dale says:

    It looks like history is going to repeat itself. There is nothing we can do about it but prep & pray.
    When TSHTF try to as ready as you can get your food water, guns and ammo ready. The Zombies and Leaches will be at your door!

    • gonzo says:

      cocked and ready to rock.

    • Ignoramibus says:

      I wonder what is going to happen in Europe.
      We don’t have the same social issues as you have over there in the U.S., but if TS really HTF you can expect out-of-hand situations.

    • Acid Etch says:

      If anyone knocks on your door after the balloon goes up it will likely be your friends family and neighbors.

      Remember that when you are thinking about guns and ammo.

      Being a prepper is a heavy fucking mental burden sometimes.

      Just like the people on the plane don’t want to confront Hilton brat.

      Most people don’t want to confront the horrible truth about what is going to happen soon.

      A steady hand without the guilty mind.

      • PO'd Patriot says:

        “A steady hand without a guilty mind”. Well damn AE you did strike that one on the head. Proud of you. *Sniff* (as POdPatriot wipes a tear from his eye). Turn the guilt machine completely off.

    • smellycornhole says:

      just make sure you have plenty of TP and some wet naps when venturing out into the unknown…

      an itchy corn hole can hinder one’s focus and leave a few skid marks in your undies from the constant scratching…

      also, your fingers will be smelly.

    • Alex Jones reports end of the world imminent! Gary North says Revelations began last Sunday and God is coming any day now! Prep NOW before it’s too late! HURRY!

      • ChickenTwerk says:

        the only thing you should be preparing for is disappointment… that fat turd alex jones has been twisting people like around his chubby little fingers for years now.

    • ChickenTwerk says:

      go ahead and pray y’ol’ fool…it will be as pointless as trying to breath under water.

      when shtf make sure not to be too trusting as you naive bible-f4ggots tend to be…coz it will be your down-fall.

      lots of wolves in sheep’s clothing ready take advantage of you sweet trusting sheep when there’s no other option.

    • Anonymous says:

      Sorry, Sarge, but it just isn’t going to get down to that. It never has, even during the deepest depths of the Great Depression, and it won’t in THIS country.

      Yes, we are a different society than we were during the Great Depression, but not THAT much different. Yes, there are more takers than during the Great Depression, but they will be held in check at the first hint of plans to riot to get what they think they deserve. You, of all people, as a member of law enforcement, should know that the plethora of equipment for large scale problem situations that has been acquired by police departments, and other entities, all over the country is designed and intended to prevent or end exactly the scenario you imagine.

      The people who are, logically, at highest risk of being victims of civil unrest are those residing in the seedier parts of cities/towns — those living on the “wrong side of the tracks.” See the reports on Ferguson for a good example of where the worst damage will occur and where it will not. Access for criminal elements to the better areas will be denied. Calming propaganda will be flowing like water to get the rowdy elements to simmer down, and firm reactions by law enforcement at the very beginning of trouble will serve to put teeth behind the expectation to simmer down.

      Maybe you’ve been watching too much disaster TV?

      Things were far worse during the 60’s in terms of civil unrest, and the same drugged-up dupes were leading the problems as they are now. The Occupy Movement camps were found to be riddled with drug use and various other forms of, let us say, undignified behavior.

      Fear is the second most powerful motivator of human behavior. Fearing a nonexistent, imaginary circumstance is irrational, and there is nothing to indicate that future circumstances could or will get as bad as some suggest.

      Life is going on, businesses are functioning, babies are being born, weddings are taking place, schools are teaching, crops are being grown, restaurants are full, colleges are full, concerts are being performed, holidays are being celebrated…..

      This is America, for crying out loud. This is the most powerful, the richest, the most influential chunk of land on the planet that God made. Yes, there are some serious, threatening, social problems within our borders that need solving, and soon. But will those problems bring us down? Not a chance. Will there be some very unhappy people when and as those problems are resolved? Yes. But they have been warned and warned well, so the resolution should come as no surprise and they will have had more than ample time and opportunity to get out of the circumstance before it is resolved for them.

      Ultimately, America will stand, and America will stand for what is universally recognized as morally right. The current crop of troublemakers and malicious leaders are mere gnats on a flea’s behind — they are simply a vocal minority whose time in the limelight is about to end and then they will revert to being the irrelevant losers and parasites that they always have been. They will never reach their end goal.

      Keep doing the good deed and keep being the good cop. You are part of what makes America strong.

      • El Bandido says:

        I really will like to smoke with you what ever you are smoking. Totally out of realit!

      • smokey says:

        Total bs heres an example it was formally known as”Detroit” now its known as hell on earth!

      • sixpack says:

        I was actually following along up until “and America will stand for what is universally recognized as morally right.”

        WE DON’T HAVE THE MORAL HIGH GROUND ANYMORE. We’re a nation of miscreants, gays, criminals, elites, liars and thieves. We murder our own children—if not before they’re born, then we murder them with environmental poisons and toxic vaccines…or we just drown them in the bathtub.

        No. There is no more morality here, we’re, as a society, on a high road to nowhere.

      • Chin up Anon!

        Eventually, you will be correct.

        It will probably be worse that your above narrative but it won’t be nearly as bad as most predict.

        Be as generous as you can, but, be wary.

        You may not be correct on every point, but, we have to have a mark to aim for, right? Those are some good marks.

        The patriots have the moral high ground. Washington is not us, nor are they patriots. Eventually the military will do their duty. Its coming. You need to be ready so you will not ahve to go out and get caught in the chaos.

        Here is hoping for a Constitutional Republic!


      • fishandmud says:

        @ Anonymous : Every great nation has fallen from grace. The USA will be no different.

        That was a great pipe dream, but it was only a dream.

        Some of your smaller towns will not be as bad off as the big cities, but it is going to be hell on earth. I hope and pray you wake up in time.

        The little crap you have seen in Ferguson and other places are nothing compared to MILLIONS of hungry people.

        I hope it would never happen but it will. Do yourself and your family a favor and stock up. Start prepping. Even if you are a non beliver you should have at least one month worth of food. It does not matter where you live, you are susectible to natural diasters. Pull your head out of the sand.

        For the rest of us, keep on prepping. Take advantage of every coupon and sale. It is that time of year again to buy your garden seeds. Buy extras. Put them in the fridge or freeer ( after you vacuum seal them ). They will last for years. Rotate your older ones out. Good luck and GOD bless.

  3. ChitlinsWhiskeyandSkirt says:

    This is not good, unless you are me and positioned yourself expecting this.

    • sixpack says:

      I made a big pot of navy beans and ham, with onions and spices, a side of fresh cornbread with honey butter and a tall glass of iced tea. Just for today, everything in my world is right. I’ll meet tomorrow when it comes.

      • BadAmerican says:


        Just got back having supper at a Mediterranean restaurant. Lamb, hummus,stuffed grape leaves, gyros, saffron rice, pita bread, baklava, and rich Turkish coffee made for a fine evening. I read your post and all of that is forgotten…..cornbread yum…lol.

        Hope you and yours are well.

        ….Be safe….. Stay the course….BA.

  4. TheGuy says:

    So then this has nothing at all to do with those greedy explitive sucking white trash longshoremen in the port of LA being on strike… yet again…

    $160k a year and it’s still not enough for them huh?

  5. Joe in JT says:

    Thee old Baltic Dry Index trick….signed Maxwell Smart.

  6. Acid Etch says:


    This is what fucking moose limbs really are, people. Tell me more about how we are not at war with is lamb. Fucking dirty animals.

  7. Mountain Trekker says:

    Just remember “GOD is still in control” Trekker Out.

    • Rodster says:

      Correction, God is laughing at our stupidity !

      • Seasoned_Citizen says:

        Men–it’s much worse than G-d laughing at us. Much worse!

        Remember The Good Book? When G-d is really honked, he TURNS HIS BACK ON ENTIRE NATIONS!

        HE tells these self-righteous proud and puffed-up peoples: “OK, you kicked me out of your schools, government, and public square; you want to ‘go it alone, with ME? YOU GOT IT!”

        It is going to be so cataclysmic that, as the Holy Bible says: “Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.” in order to try and hide and escape. Luke 22:30

        and: “People will flee to caves in the rocks and to holes in the ground from the fearful presence of the LORD and the splendor of his majesty, when he rises to shake the earth.” Isaiah 2:19

        G-d is TRUTH; HE never lies. In fact, G-d is INCAPABLE OF DECEIT. Ponder that for a bit.

        …like my Daddy would say during twister season: “Look out! It’s a comin’!”

      • Chris G. says:

        What do you mean when you say”OUR” anything?

    • passinwiththewind says:

      Yes, He is MT.

      Here is some things He will bring about in these last days, after, or maybe during, the economic collapse.

      Three coming prophetic events surrounding Israel and Muslim nations

      Jeremiah 49 prophecy

      34) This is the word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet concerning Elam, early in the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah:

      35) This is what the LORD Almighty says: “See, I will break the bow of Elam, the mainstay of their might.

      Elam is the area of Iran where the main Nuclear Facility called Bushehr, is located. Their might is primarily their proposed Nuclear weapons, “their bow” or weapons of war.

      36) I will bring against Elam the four winds from the four quarters of heaven; I will scatter them to the four winds, and there will not be a nation where Elam’s exiles do not go.

      This could be a reference to Israel’s attacking the facility, but; the main Nuclear material is stored deep within the mountains that go thru the region. It is said that it is stored so deep that the bunker busting bombs can’t even reach the material.
      However, there is another scenario, that may be linked to the words…”from the four quarters of Heaven”. This scenario is one whereby Israel doesn’t even fire a shot. It could come from a supernatural, and natural, chain of events of earthquakes. Iran is one of the most seismically active countries in the world, being crossed by several major fault lines that cover at least 90% of the country. As a result, earthquakes in Iran occur often and are destructive.

      The residents would have to flee or go underground in the event of a radiation leak. With a population of over 78 million, that would be a lot of “scattering to the four winds” (around the world).

      37) I will shatter Elam before their foes, before those who want to kill them; I will bring disaster on them, even my fierce anger,” declares the LORD. “I will pursue them with the sword until I have made an end of them.

      This reference to foes, is most likely speaking of the Nation of Israel/Jews. “pursue them with the sword” may not be a reference to a physical warring sword, but a sword that cuts both ways, as in the “word” of God.

      38) I will set my throne in Elam and destroy her king and officials,” declares the LORD.

      Right now, Iran’s leadership has an internal struggle going on with its educated and open minded peoples. The government and Islamic leaders are trying to hold the people back and keep them in the dark in regards to Christianity and education thru the Bible. It is illegal to possess a Bible in public, in Iran, and the punishment for doing so is severe.
      However; Christianity is growing and becoming more popular than ever before. Some estimates show that Christianity is growing at the rate of almost a 19% increase annually (50 to 60 thousand conversions from islam), more than any other country.

      Hence…”set my Throne in Elam”, is a spiritual/allegorical/figurative/symbolic throne and not a physical one. Wherever God’s Throne is set, His children are drawn to it because it emits positive energy, light, and love. Oh, how wonderful our Father is. When we draw nearer to Him we become children of the light and pull away from darkness and false religions. The wise Iranians/Persians, are feeling that consuming fire(warming and loving), from their Heavenly Father and realizing there was nothing but deception from the ways of Islam.
      Christianity and a destruction of Nuclear facilities could easily put an end to the leaders of Iran. Currently there are 600 Christian churches for the quarter million plus, Christian residents.

      Psalm 83 prophecy

      Psa 83:4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.

      This has been the usual chant from the Islamic countries

      Psa 83:5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:

      All these are middle Eastern countries except, the descendants of Edom, which is modern day Russia. This war could be fought over the Dome of the Rock and in or near Jerusalem. It could be in retaliation or prior to the destruction of Elam/Iran. I don’t think it is affiliated with the Gog/magog war. But it could be a furthered battle that has been moved along, to be included in the Ezekiel prophecy.

      Psa 83:6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;

      Psa 83:7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;

      Psa 83:8 Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot.

      It has been said that the seven seventies spoken of in Daniel is set to be fulfilled by Sept 23rd, 2015. These two events could begin about that time, or even before.

      Dan 9:24 ¶ Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

      “To anoint the most holy… and… upon thy holy city”, must be a reference to the Temple Mount. Therefore in order to “anoint it” in full, the muslims must be gone. The event should occur within the seventy weeks, so it might happen before Sept 23rd, “if”, this is a factual date of the end of those weeks.

      There is a lot of “ifs” and possibilities, but too many indicators to ignore that it “may” happen also.

      Just look at the first stage of one of the Old testament prophecies being fulfilled right now…..

      Isa 17:1 prophecy
      The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.

      Further confirmation comes from Jeremiah and Amos. Since the beginning of the city Damascus, it has always existed.

      Jer 49:24 Damascus is waxed feeble, and turneth herself to flee, and fear hath seized on her: anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a woman in travail.
      Jer 49:27 And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall consume the palaces of Benhadad.

      Amo 1:4 But I will send a fire into the house of Hazael, which shall devour the palaces of Benhadad.

      Amo 1:5 I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from the house of Eden: and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, saith the LORD.

      All these verses hold a key to the latter days, and what is to come about. As Christ said… “I have foretold you all things”.

      The Isaiah Prophecy is definitely speaking of the latter days, because Damascus is the oldest “living” city on Earth. It has never ceased to be, since it’s conception.. It is now becoming more and more desolate and politically irrelevant for commerce and as a capital of Syria.

      Time will tell if all these prophecies are aligning for a single event in the Middle East, or will occur at different times.
      I do believe these will all transpire before the Gog/Magog of Ezekiel, and the final battle in Israel called Armageddon. Some say the two latter events happen simultaneously, but in different areas. I differ on this somewhat, because of what is written about events and time given for such, at the end of that war in the Hamongog Valley. There must be a time lapse between the two, “if”, there is a literal seven year period of removing the elements of war from Hamangog Valley. I do agree there are two different location possibilities and the region of the Arctic/Alaska/western Canada is more likely for the Ezekiel war. Topics for another discussion.

    • old70 says:

      GOD is in control of what? After looking around, I’d say he doesn’t know what he’s doing and should resign before things get worse.

      • Jen in Michigan says:

        Please don’t mistake man’s foolishness for incompetence on God’s part. Human choices are at fault for what is happening in the world today. God gave man dominion over the Earth for a time. God is sovereign over this mess we’ve made and will reclaim his creation in the end.

      • Jonathon says:

        God has a will, a plan to be carried out.

        Man has free will, he decides how to carry it out.

        Sometimes he uses strife, war and destruction to do this, but this is mans will in action not God’s, It still arrives at the result God has willed.

        All of mankind’s problems are the result of resistance to God’s will, but that resistance does not stop his will becoming manifest.

        That’s is why we were taught to pray “May thy will be done on earth as (it is done) in heaven”,

        So often we pray that it will be done directly and joyously as he wishes it is done and want it’s fulfillment to bring joy and blessing to us, but then we go out and try to supplant it or resist it with our own will instead and bring all the grief of the fallen world upon ourselves.

      • Gonetoolong says:

        He has given us free will. We are using that free will. He won’t stop us from destroying ourselves. Your view is very simplistic. Our days of testing are upcoming. I wouldn’t put God on the shelf just yet.

      • TEST says:

        The issue is one called theodicy. Rather than a one liner on the existence of evil, you need to dig a little deeper. I might suggest The Problem of Pain by CS Lewis and Where is God When it Hurts by Philip Yancy.

        Your question is a valid one. But the fact that you don’t inquire more deeply is not valid.

    • Nobama says:

      MT, maybe your ‘GOD’ might be in control of you if you still believe all that BS.

      For myself, only I and the laws of physics are truly in control of me. For no one, including some fictitious character up in the clouds, controls me.

      • AnneMarie says:

        Nobama: In order to have laws you need a lawgiver. Laws, human or otherwise, don’t happen by themselves.

        God will let us have our way and sin will get as bad as it can so that we and the rest of the universe will not want to have anything to do with sin ever again. Nahum 1:9 – “What do ye imagine against the LORD? He will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time.”

        We’ll see how many non-believers will be screaming out to God when the SHTF. There will be no food; no sanitation facilities; no electricity; no gas & oil; no medications, smokes and booze (for those who use such things); no services of any kind; no heat or light; no disposable diapers or formula; no hair dye or manicures. I could go on. Basically, EVERYTHING will be gone. We will need to depend on God for our survival.

        The Bible will be proven to be true. This upheaval is foretold in Daniel and Revelation, also in the words of Jesus Christ. Websites like this only strengthen my belief in the end-time Bible prophecies.

      • TEST says:

        Laws? Where did from, and more importantly, how do we even recognize them as laws? If your worldview was true, and we are just the result of random mutations, *there would be no reason to trust your observations, as they, too, are just a result of random occurrences. You would just as likely be able to spill a pitcher of milk and have it form a road map of Los Angeles.

        Turns out your atheism is too simple. Then there is the question of irreducible complexity, which led the late, famed atheist Anthony Flew (whom I had to read in university) to become a theist.

        Truly, you have neither asked the right questions, the questions deep enough, nor have you questioned your questions. If the universe had no meaning, we would never have either found out it had no meaning, nor any means to ask WHY it had no meaning.

    • Midnight Delight says:

      Wow, can’t get over how many bible thumpers are on these sites…like moths to a flame I suppose.

      • Mystic thumper says:

        Midnight, they’re either bible thumpers or commies, sometimes both. They’ll red thumb this post cause there are so many of them, just like they red thumbed your post.
        Mystics, f em.

  8. TripodXL says:

    The BDI is the Pale Horse. The “Harbinger” of things to come. If the PTB can hold this together, it will not last past September. Find your knees and pray. Pray for all you’re worth. The end is here…in more ways than one. Be Well.

    • PO'd Patriot says:

      But,but,but, we have the dollar and can print it. We don’t need no stinkin’ Dry Baltic Index………

    • just me says:

      “The end is here”? The end of the world, the second coming of Christ is not connected to the US going bust. How ego centered you all must be to think that the “end of days” is connected to any financial or social upheaval. The world will end some day, yes,and we get closer with each passing day, but nobody, even Satan will see it coming, let alone some “finance guy”. We could very well have some heavy economic problems headed our way (USA) but End of the world because of it? not so much.

      • just me says:

        I don’t prep for the end of the world with food, ammo and water. I prep for situations between now and the end of the world. I’m not worried about Christ’s second coming, I live my life everyday, with every action with my salvation in mind and know my spiritual life is secure. I do worry about my and my family’s mortal life and well being with situations that arise, not the end of the world. that is what I prep for.

  9. Copperhead says:

    The RUG just moved again!!

  10. Brer says:

    Is this chart adjusted for inflation? ‘Cause if it was it would be diving into a hole.

  11. swinging richard says:

    I think the collapse is closer than ever. Time to rev up the prepping. Maybe Mr. Slavo will add some old prepping articles to help us round out our preparedness.

  12. ReD NecCK says:

    EYe seY asId ecH IS a dOwgdarn kwear

  13. TEST says:

    Hurray for Obama’s socialism… right? Soon we’ll be Venezuela, that naturally rich country that socialism has done this to:

    This from Zero Hedge is just classic. Following Venezuela running out of French fries, toilet paper, fake breasts and wanting you to pay for fresh air (anti-science faux global warmers, move over!), now this headline: Venezuela Runs Out Of Condoms: A Pack Now Costs $755 (If You Can Find It) http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-04/venezuela-runs-out-condoms-pack-now-costs-755-if-you-can-find-it

    Nice work, socialists. Thankfully, all you Learjet leftist cronies won’t have to experience all the destruction you created. We’re looking at YOU, Michelle Marie Antoinette Obungler, Obama crony Jonny “I lost your 1.6 billion” Corzini, or Georgy Boy Sorearze

  14. WARFACE says:

    Another story of the “collapse” yawn…I have read hundreds of them…we are still here…life still goin on. Time to take a step back and use your brain…there will be no collapse as long as governments can print money. Unless they run out of ink.

    • Kfilly says:


      Their plan is to collapse the system. The entire western world banking system is based on a Ponzi scheme. After the staged collapse, TPTB can start WW3, and genocide here under the fog of war. Those things will be used to thin the herd a few billion people. TPTB then come out after the turmoil they caused with the solution to the problem they caused. Their solution will be more control. It is the classic Hegelian dialect in action.

      • WARFACE says:

        Your thinking is a bit extreme. I agree that we may have a currency crisis but why would anyone want to start WW3 and live in the aftermath? I’m a prepper and I agree with alot of what is said here but WW3 and genocide and all this extreme talk just makes it look like the looney bin. This collapse talk is easy to get caught up in but look at reality. I have read some many collapse stories that I can’t read them anymore….for years…and where is it? The Chicken Little stories are so old. You want to read SANE economic news..go to Silverdoctors or Zerohedge or Max Keiser. They are not predicting the Apocolypse and the end of humanity. Geez

        • Mystic thumper says:

          There isn’t anything more looney than a country full of commies and cowards.

        • Kfilly says:

          For all intents and purposes, World War 3 has already started. It just has not been officially declared. The initial battles are in Syria and the Ukraine with Iran to follow. You think my thoughts are extreme. Well, we have psychopaths running our government. Psychopaths don’t play by the rules of normal people. Read About Operation Northwoods to get an idea as to what your government really thinks of you.

    • Gonetoolong says:

      I believe this to be the case as well. Money printing is all we are at this point. Think about what would happen to our economy if the presses stopped today (and I mean borrowed and printed monies). The 1 trillion per year would stop this shitshow in it’s tracks. There is also nothing on the table that will decrease the need for money printing. It will only get worse from here with respect to future taxpayer burden. What will kickoff the storm? I don’t know, but I get the feeling it is not too far off.

      • sixpack says:

        I don’t know, but I read that Republicans were trying to shut down the dept of homeland security—I think shutting down about half of those alphabet agencies would be a fine start to getting this country financially back on it’s feet.

    • Jonathon says:

      Actions are the result of decisions.

      Decisions have consequences. Decision – action – consequence.

      Deciding to print money to prop things up is no different than any other decision in that it has quite predictable consequences as it’s result.

      A quick study of the Wiemar Republic should explain this.

    • MXLord327 says:

      Yup! Look at the long term trend on the chart, removing the big spike caused by the mortgage-backed derivative boom of the mid to late 2000’s, and you can see that it is down now, but nothing huge. Not saying that it isn’t cause for concern, but not a reason to run to the BOL just yet…

  15. Anonymous says:

    That’s what they keep saying in Ukraine, Venezuela, Greece, etc etc

  16. Stolz Vorfahren says:

    I don’t read nor care about any article saying the end is near or 2015 through 3000 is the collapse day. Rather I listen to the lyric of my favorite song and count the days to get even.

    Let freedom ring, let the white dove sing
    Let the whole world know that today
    Is a day of reckoning.
    Let the weak be strong, let the right be wrong
    Roll the stone away, let the guilty pay
    It’s Independence Day.

  17. Kevin2 says:

    The problem with the analysis with the Baltic Dry Index is that its a measurement of the cost of shipping containers, not the quantity of containers shipped. An increase in the supply of containers and or ships or a decrease in fuel cost can drop the Baltic Dry Index.

    Timing is everything. Did the index substantially drop prior to the drop in crude oil? Does anyone know as I have not researched it.

    • The Prophet says:

      The drop had been long term, with some acceleration recently. About a year and half ago it was nearly as low but it went back up a bit. This is the lowest in 30 years according to CNBC. The BDI is down again today. The number of ships doesn’t seem to change that much. I am told there are tens of thousands of cargo ships of varying size. On a separate note, the oil tankers (not included in BDI) are not allowed thru the Suez Canal unless they have a verified buyer. Hundreds of tankers sometimes have to sit and wait for days or weeks. This keeps the price higher, when OPEC wants it to.

  18. Satori says:

    just a heads up

    Health insurer Anthem hit by massive cybersecurity breach


    40 million accounts breached

    “The information accessed during the “very sophisticated attack” did include names, birthdays, social security numbers, street addresses, email addresses and employment information, including income data, the company said.”

  19. A degree in economics is like buying a new computer. It’s obsolete before you carry it out the door.
    The money changers, change how things are calculated so often it is impossible to actually tell what the hell is going on. I’m not even sure they know.
    What a cluster fuck this economy has become.

  20. KY Mom says:

    10 Household Cleaners you can make yourself and save money


    These work well, are much cheaper and do NOT contain the toxic chemicals found in many household cleaners.

  21. Frank Thoughts says:

    The British PM is already warning the population it is coming and it is going to be huge. Prep, prep, prep. Ignore the hopium message and back-stop your resources and wealth. There are really only two outcomes: either a massive, deflationary global depression, or, if governments become very unstable and hit the ctrl print button on steroids, then it will hyperinflationary. There are already countries going hyperinflationary right now (Ukraine, Venezuala etc.). These countries are all politically unstable but it shows what happens when the government becomes unstable. Hyperinflation is not caused by too much credit chasing not enough goods alone; it is caused by a crisis in confidence in governance. It happens when governments lose control of events.

  22. KY Mom says:

    37 Things You Should Stock but Probably Aren’t

    1. Toothpaste and Toothbrushes
    2. Gun Cleaning Supplies – cotton pads, Hoppe’s, Rem Oil, etc.
    3. Duct Tape
    4. Cooking Oil
    5. Shampoo
    6. Deodorant
    7. Laundry Detergent
    8. Books or other reading for enjoyment materials
    9. WD-40
    10. Sewing Supplies
    11. Bolts, Nails Screws
    12. Games
    13. Paper and Pencils
    14. Spare Parts for any and all gear
    15. Musical Instruments
    16. Lantern Mantles
    17. Hand Tools
    18. Broken window fix/replacement/cover (plywood or plastic panes)
    19. Bleach
    20. Household Cleaning Supplies
    21. Sponges
    22. Towels and Wash clothes
    23. Gold Bond or Baby Powder
    24. Baby Supplies – diapers etc.
    25. Aloe
    26. Sunscreen
    27. Bug Spray (wearing kind)
    28. Bug Spray (killing kind)
    29. Comfort Foods – for morale
    30. Chains and Locks
    31. Isoprophyl (rubbing) alcohol
    32. Mouse Traps
    33. Lamp Wicks – for Oil and Alcohol Lamps
    34. Lice Shampoo
    35. Salt
    35. Liquor
    37. Glasses – Prescription and OTC

    38. Alcohol Wipes
    39. Eyedrops
    40. Pet Food
    41. Fertilizer
    42. Coolers
    43. Buckets
    44. Clothes Pins
    45. Children’s clothes in sizes larger than they wear
    46. Superglue
    47. Wash board
    48. Spray paint in black, white, green, brown and black.
    49. Zippers, buttons, snaps, knee patches, velcro
    50. Patches for tents and tarps
    51. Garbage bags
    52. Lime
    53. Charcoal/lighter fluid
    54. Birth control
    55. Vitamins
    56. Razor blades
    57. Saw blades
    58. Garden tools
    59. Spark plugs
    60. Motor oil
    61. Manuel Air/Tire pump
    62. Bird seed to attract wild birds (food source)
    63. Fire extinguishers
    64. Wire
    65. Q-tips
    66. Cotton balls
    67. Corn Starch
    68. Thermal Wear

    Survival Cache

  23. KY Mom says:

    Child’s bedside backpack

    A tote bag, duffel bag or backpack under bed for quick access

    Jacket (hat, gloves if cold weather)
    Sweater or sweat shirt
    2 pairs of socks
    Change of undergarments
    Small blanket
    Coloring book(s) and crayons
    Writing pads with pencils
    Reading books
    Small stuffed animal (for stress relief) or a favorite toy
    Personal flashlight and extra batteries

    Zip-top bag items for backpack:
    Emergency poncho
    Hand/body warmer
    Trial-size toothpaste and a toothbrush
    Trial-size moisture lotion
    Trial-size shampoo, conditioner
    4 moist hand towelettes
    4 sterile swabs to clean cuts, wounds
    Bandages in variety of sizes
    2 pocket-size facial tissues
    Trial-size bar soap or sanitizer
    Nail file or clippers
    Safety pins in variety of sizes
    Whistle with lanyard
    Additonal items for baby:
    Extra pacifier(s)
    Extra formula (if used)


































  25. CLUELESS says:

    Wow… Thanks again. Good stuff KY Mom xXx

    • CLUELESS says:

      Just one comment… I find things easier to remember when they are listed in alphabetical order. This is in NO way a criticism and I thank you for your information. Thanks again mom.

  26. Words like HORIFFIC seem to have little to no effect on the sheeple.
    The lucky ones will be living in a cardboard box at the river eating rat meat on a stick.
    You need to become self sufficient, and make your own power, food, water everything, see how FREE at: http://www.iplantosurvive.info

  27. Jim in Va. says:

    I’m as prepped as I can be……checking lists….

  28. prepper2morow says:

    I am retired and do medical transports for prepping cash. Yesterday I was at a nursing home in Lima Ohio. We use the back door for transports, when I went in I saw two big blue barrels on the way out I had a closer look. The were from a prepping store called Emergency Essentials when I got home I looked for them, they are a 160 gallon water reserve. My thoughts are why would a nursing home have these and who told them to get them. Maybe the home director is a prepper or they have been warned as to what is coming.

  29. The Prophet says:

    If you need high cap mags, better get them now. You know damn well that Obama is going to ban them before he leaves office.

  30. talon1776 says:

    KY Mom….

    I’ll just have to take over a .99¢ Store for all those things and live there when the SHTF. Living out in the country like you do won’t exempt you from hill billy marauders as living in LA won’t exempt me from MS13. It’s going to be life threatening on all fronts. Too much stuff can be a great disadvantage when you place your confidence in having too much stuff.

    Live Free or Die…by the short hairs

    • Jonathon says:

      In the early days of Vietnam, after the French gave in and the Americans started showing up, the Vietcong were fighting with old WWII bolt action rifles (Mosin’s, I have one I brought back so I know) and an occasional left over Viet Minh made STEN gun with limited amounts of ammo.

      Their tactic then was to set up an ambush of an (often) American “adviser” led ARVN patrol and open fire when they were in range. Having emptied their rifles and being faced with the necessity of a time consuming reloading and frequently only another four or five rounds of ammo available they would then beat a hasty retreat into the jungle just as the unwounded members of the ambushed patrol were organized enough to return fire and counter attack.

      Because they shot what they had as fast as possible and ran away, they took very few casualties themselves while inflicting a good number of casualties on the patrol they ambushed.

      Then they started getting a large supply of SKS rifles and AK 47’s and plentiful ammunition which they used to do their ambushes and engaged in extended sustained battles with the patrols which allowed air support to arrive and join the fight against them. They started taking increasingly heavy casualties as a result without significantly increasing their effect on their enemy.

      There is a lesson to be learned from this with enough sense to learn from real war history rather than spending their time in planning a fantasy world where they always see themselves as supreme.

      • Outright says:

        “In the early days of Vietnam, after the French gave in and the Americans started showing up, the Vietcong were fighting with old WWII bolt action rifles (Mosin’s, I have one I brought back so I know)”

        Are you talking about Mausers ?

  31. Karen says:

    This is no surprise. The Bible spoke about this years ago just like everything else that is coming to pass. This will usher in a new world order led by the anti-Christ. Everything happening in our world today is found in Matthew 24. (earthquakes, wars, famines, etc.) The new world order is in the book of Revelation. Everything going on in the Mideast is found in Ezekiel. Now is the time to repent of your sins and ask Jesus to be your Savior. He is about to return and take His followers to heaven then all hell breaks loose for the next 7 years. You do not want to be left behind. It is going to be the worst time to live.

  32. KY Mom says:

    Catastrophic Shutdown Of America’s Supply Chain Looms” As West Coast Port Worker Talks Break Down

    “According to the latest update from the 29 west coast ports that serve as the entry point of the bulk of Asia/Pac trade into and out of the US, things are about to get far worse for America’s manufacturing base.

    …as RILA reported earlier, talks between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) representing port management, and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) officially broke down on Wednesday, and without an agreement, experts have suggested that nearly 30 west coast ports could be shut down within a week.

    As RILA reports, “a work slowdown during contract negotiations over the past seven months has already created logistic nightmares for American exporters, manufacturers and retailers dependent on an efficient supply chain.

    A complete shutdown would be catastrophic, with hundreds of thousands of jobs at risk if America’s supply chain grinds to a halt.”


  33. Asshat says:

    I work in freight pickup and delivery otherwise known as LTL the cheap consumer goods are many nowadays all the junk you get at big box stores. The stuff that is made in the community is almost nonexistent a lot of the junk comes off a container from china or India or Taiwan and gets redistributed basically middle man businesses. There is some building materials cable pipes raw materials don’t believe the headline story. The fact is the logistical infrastructure is outdated and falling apart and the motor carriers don’t want to invest in an better network and don’t want to hire drivers they say there is a shortage of drivers this is a lie there is a shortage in pay and the people who have good safety records go to greener pastures. They tell us to get the pickups over the deliveries . The picks haven’t yet been billed the deliveries have already been billed. There needs to be a major investment in the maintenance of the trucking fleet the trucks are antique and have about a million miles they are at the end of their useful life. I’m not disgruntled I like my job it’s just difficult to get thing repaired or replaced but the upper management team and the sales reps are making huge $. Freight is moving toward being all brokered. The big$ is going to brokers and the elites they do not want any part of the operations headaches. There is a lot of bulk loads out there too. The problem is commercial drivers are held to strict standards and the $ you earn for all the baloney is not worth it anymore you can make money easier ways really the glory days of being a trucker are over the big payouts are no more. The elites have figured out how to screw the drivers. Even the union ones. It’s all garbage freight but I’m working what else can I say. Younger people do not want to work I’ve seen retirees who can work 48 hours a month produce much more than the young fellas.

  34. Gadabout says:

    One would think they’d be diverting ships to Vancouver or through the Panama Canal.

  35. overthecliff says:

    Hide your guns. Don’t let anyone know you have them.

  36. steven jacobs says:

    there are so many different charts that you will always find a few that will predict doom. I believe collapse is imminent-but not because of some chart. too much welfare, to many students without basic skills, too many aliens taking American jobs, taxes too high, spending out of control=disaster

  37. steven jacobs says:

    there are so many different charts that you will always find a few that will predict doom. I believe collapse is imminent-but not because of some chart. too much welfare, to many students without basic skills, too many aliens taking American jobs, taxes too high, spending out of control=disaster

  38. KarVer says:

    Vaseline an cotton balls are great firestarter.
    Good comments here.
    An I think in the Great depression I read was impacted with a change of currency over seas I think it was Great Britain I read. An it affected the US. History will repeat its self. But in this day an age. An pampered society, things wiuld be worse. If countries dont get items they will fight for them. We have nukes, an sophisticated fighting items. Unlike the 1930’s, an the power grids are weak. City water septic systems are “connected” crap will go down hill and back up in the lower housing areas, country septic systems are good 5-10years we will need out houses. Logistical nightmares, diseases, lack of meds an nutritional needs, addiction withdrawals to say the least. This world not knowing will be hell a minimum of 6 months. Before any major adjustments, an learning curves. This stock stuff might be a warning but not a claxon. Many will be unprepared, an many will die in a true eotwawki. Even some that prepared.
    I am religious, a Christian, but imo maybe not based with all Christianity I believe its best to be ready then unready even if im called home in what some claim as raptured. There are so many rapture beliefs a pre trib, a mid trib, or late. If it comes so be it. I see it like death I could die tonight or tomorrow, but I live today, an get “ready” till I go. We know not our time of the end, an its best to be prepped till then. Noah prepared, an Joseph.

  39. Ochjoh says:

    What does the ECB do? Floding Europe with Money, with no relationship to any real economy, to any real product. Why? Preventing riots which will occur, if the normal People will start thinking and recognize it, that´s all. Read the Maastricht and especially Lissabon negotiations carefully, you´ll see.