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    The Death of the Dollar: “I Can’t Emphasize Just How Serious Of An Issue That’s Going To Be”

    Mac Slavo
    September 7th, 2014
    SHTFplan.com
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    death-of-the-dollar-smallGeo-political tensions around the world are indicative of a fast approaching breaking point. There is not a single populated region on earth right now that is not experiencing sweeping changes. Europe, the middle east, Asia, the Americas – it’s happening everywhere and all at once. Trying to make sense of it all can be a daunting task. But make no mistake. All of these events are interrelated and their outcomes will have a direct impact on the future of America and the world in the 21st century. To understand what’s happening on the grand chessboard one must avoid the narratives being touted by media propaganda networks in their respective countries and focus instead on the motivating factors behind the moves.

    We must understand, as global resource strategist Marin Katusa notes in a recent highly informative interview, that this is “the dirty secret of all of the governments.” There is a silent war happening behind the scenes and as has been the case throughout history, it is a war for control over the world’s resources.

    Katusa, who is a top strategist at Casey Research and has worked closely with political and business leaders in over 100 countries, knows a thing or two about resource control. Like many government run sovereign investment funds, Katusa and his partners are actively engaged in resource acquisitions all over the world, so he has a unique perspective on the driving force behind all of the surface level conflicts being presented to the majority of the public.

    Watch this must-see interview as Marin Katusa discusses global resource control, America’s future, the death of the dollar and how to prepare yourself for a massive paradigm shift:


    (Watch at Youtube)

    Katusa explains that America’s partners all over the world are coming under pressure from Russian and Chinese influence. This includes Europe and our mid-east oil partners, and the goal is to weaken America’s hold over economic, financial and monetary affairs. Thus far, according to Katusa, Russia and China are winning.

    The death of the dollar is upon us, the global power shift has already begun.

    I call it the dirty secret of all of the governments.

    … The reality is, it’s been the Russians, the Chinese, the Indians, they’re trying to look at diversifying out of the dollar. If you look at what Saudi Arabia is doing, they’ve had long discussions with the Russians on major military contracts, is something where they’re true anchors to the petro-dollar of Saudi Arabia flips on America.

    And it will happen, it’s just a question of when. You’ll see the death of the petro-dollar. And I can’t emphasize just how serious of an issue that’s going to be.

    But if you really see what’s going on in Europe, in Asia, the dominance of America is being challenged, not just by Russia, but Asia. And the strength of NATO is not what it was thirty or forty years ago.

    For the last decade, America has gone from global leader to laughing stock, and Katusa lays the blame right at the feet of the source:

    They’re chasing their tail. Obama is chasing his tail. He’s going to go down in history as the wizard of Oz, just a voice. And Putin has opened that curtain to expose the wizard as nothing but a confused man. That’s what Obama is.

    A shift is certainly afoot. It cannot be ignored. Militarily, the United States may have the most weapons of warfare, but our might is being challenged on all fronts.

    The battle for resources is on:

    Putin is a man to watch, and you can make a lot of money in these resources if you’re patient and you invest in the right management teams. Because during the last twenty years Russia’s doubled their oil production. They have almost half of the world’s upgrading processing facilities for Uranium. You look at Kazakhstan, they’ve essentially doubled their uranium production in the last ten years. This new alliance, the new Eurasian union, is a force to be reckoned with.

    And you have two choices – you can be aware of it and try to profit from it, or you can pretend that America is the sole leader in the world and you don’t have to worry about the petro-dollar. But I think that’s a very unwise choice.

    One of Katusa’s favorite investment sectors is one that has been ignored by the big investment firms on Wall Street and it’s the one that will protect your assets when the inevitable death of the petro-dollar finally happens. Precious metals have stood the test of time and throughout history have been used as an asset of last resort, especially during massive shifts like the one facing the world today. Katusa relates an interesting anecdote and one whose implications will resonate with savvy individuals:

    I took a photo at the top of the elevator at the 2011 [gold] Cambridge conference in Vancouver. The floor was packed, it was a two hour waiting list to get in, and the lineup was so packed that people coming into the elevator were smashing in to people waiting. And people were falling, hurting themselves, that they actually shut down the elevator.

    And I got such a kick out of it that I took a photo of it… And I took a photo, and I sent it out to all my subscribers, and I wrote “A top?”

    That is what a top feels like. When people are literally falling over themselves, and everybody’s talking about $2,000 gold and whatever. When you can’t get in to a free conference, with a two hour wait list, that’s when you should be selling.

    Today there’s no one on the escalator, there’s no one even checking your badges to come to a free show, never mind a paid show.

    That’s why I think right now is the optimal time to invest, because it’s the most hated sector. All the big New York hedge funds that I talk to, they all think, “ah, resources are dead.” 

    While top-tier investment firms are piling into stock markets and driving them to new highs, Katusa notes that they are completely ignoring the investments that will skyrocket during this time of global upheaval.

    It’s simple really. In the end it boils down to power and resources. In a world dependent on food, energy, and raw materials it only makes sense that conflicts will rage. We can either ignore the trends or accept them and prepare for the inevitable.

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    1. Anonymous says:

      Dollar is not dead rather is on life support but people are getting killed each day to keep it alive. Let the bitch die….

      • Rodster says:

        Ah yes, fighting for precious resources. That’s the conundrum the world faces as it continues on it’s march of an infinite growth economic model in a FINITE world.

        The two things that will halt the world is:

        1) Water

        2) Cheap Oil

        …..and they are both in short supply around the world. China has lost a little over 60% of it’s drinking water to industrialization. Don’t get me started on their neon lime green rivers, floating pigs, crimson red rivers and 9 story garbage mountains in residential neighborhoods. 😉

        • Shooter says:

          Obama is an enemy of the USA. He wants to destroy us.

          • Ugly says:

            He and the Senate have destroyed us. The question is is how do we fix it?….

            • Smokey says:

              Vote them out in 8 short weeks, that’s the first thing.

              • apache54 says:

                vote them on to a tree limb for treason!!!

              • Unreconstructed Southron says:

                They killed the American dollar decades ago. This is the death of the Federal Reserve Token. NRIH MF

              • Gonetoolong says:

                Who do we vote for? Who are these awesome new leaders in the waiting that will save us and not just their own asses and immediate families? The shit must break completely and pain be felt before any real change takes place. No one will stay in office more than one term (if that) if they voted correctly on issues. America cannot give up it’s welfare. Subsidized energy, oil, food (farmers), phones, diapers. Who will vote to end all of this freebie shit? Not any politician that can stay in office because as soon as we see our net income drop in our own homes, we will bitch and cuss and vote the person out. None of us feel we should pay one cent more for anything. We are trapped for now. The system must break for everyone equally before we can ever come to terms on who gets what. Get used to more years of the US borrowing more and the people bitching more.

                Only the names have changed. Everyday we are just wasting away. Bon Jovi.

                • TheGuy says:

                  You are exactly right. This is why my company makes cheapie crap. The price sensitivity at which the customer just turns up his nose and picks the Chinese Plastic Pumpkin over our product is razor thin.

                  We tried going for super high quality, higher price before. It was a complete disaster. Despite the fact that we just probably quintupled the lifespan of the product AT LEAST. No one would go for it. No one would throw down for it.

                  So, there you go, real life example of what you’re saying.

                • Jimiknee says:

                  I always look for U.S. products when shopping but you cant rely on it too much cause of fake labeling or misdirected labeling. IE assembled in the US with Chinese parts.

                  Yes I’m willing to pay extra for stuff made in the US!!!!!!!!!!!!

                  If every person voted with their dollars this way you will see a major shift back to keeping the US economy strong.

                  A nations wealth is built on it’s factory floors.

              • Patrick Henry 2014 says:

                and replace them with who…..the other wing of the bird of prey, otherwise known as the republican establishment…you’re still stuck in the right/left paradigm>

                • TheGuy says:

                  Given the fact that they are in the process of annihilating what was our already godawful health care system, I would think that voting for just about any Republican would be a good idea at this point. We are so totally screwed if we let that go on for another year.

              • Old Guy says:

                Vote them out? It cany be done. Believe it or not the lions share of elected politicians are doing exactly what the majority of voters want them to do. The majority of voters try and vote themselves money from the public coffers. Their isn’t any real tangible difference between the partys & cantidates. There has not been and never will be any viable political or ballot box solution. The real crux of the problem is world wide and especially in the USA the parasite takers greatly outnumber the producing makers. How is electing a different empty suit to a political office going to change that fact? Too many parasite takers and too few producing makers is simply not sustainable. And now the BRICS is gaining on the IMF elections wont change that fact.

                • lastmanstanding says:

                  From one to another Old Guy…SPOT ON.

                  Voting, fuck me I thought it mattered on a local level as well…vote for a Republican and he only votes for more spending,/bigger govt 70% of the time.

                  I have seen this in my area first hand, they ask for your vote with the grandest of illusions (in their own mind) and then fuck you…to get something that THEY want or moreso, what their largest contributors want.

                  Most of the money for Montana’s senatorial races comes from the big banks in NY.

                  I will never vote again.

                • WhoWuddaThunkIt says:

                  Old Guy. Eric Cantor was kicked out in the primary. Voting does work if people collectively participate and try.
                  Don’t Boo… Vote!!! lol

                • TheGuy says:

                  If you want to get REALLY technical like I did way back in the day…

                  If you’re not involved in mining, infrastructure, medicine, education, weapons development, energy development / production, farming, law enforcement, the military, or computer systems pertaining to only the above, you’re basically completely f***ing useless.

                  So… yeah this whole parasite taker thing? It ain’t just for the jobless welfare recipients.

              • Smokey
                I think were voting on the wrong things

                we need to put on the ballot “Clean House” meaning who ever votes for that means they want all of them out..all the DEms and All the Repubs

                time to send them the message we dont want any of them or any of their shit any more

                we want a viable 3rd party and non of them can be Lawyers to start out with

              • chow says:

                We the aware will vote them out but the problem is majority of Americans depend on them for their existence so what do we do? There’s nothing left to do but wait until all fails and everything resets. I will continue voting against these cretins but I’m not going to hold my breath.

            • Winston Smith says:

              Vote for the Red team! They are so much better than the Blue team…or are they?

              (Yes…they are a little better in terms of gun rights and health care, but the last time they had power they screwed us too.)

              • sixpack says:

                “…the goal is to weaken America’s hold over economic, financial and monetary affairs. Thus far, according to Katusa, Russia and China are winning.”

                Of course the other countries are trying to take America down. Just look what our globalist elites have done to them. We have conscripted the majority of countries using the petro-dollar to enslave them.

                When that didn’t work, we waged war on them and bombed their people into submission. WE ARE NOW REAPING WHAT WE HAVE SOWN.

                The U.S. covert invasion of the Ukraine is just the latest example. The people in other countries ARE NOT STUPID. They see the most obvious pattern forming here, and they have no intention of being taken over by the west.

                What this should tell you, is that the NWO globalists are LOSING their plan for a “one world order” with themselves at the top. IT NEVER WAS RUSSIA OR CHINA WHO WANTED TO RULE THE WORLD…it has always been the globalist bankster elites, who was ALWAYS our REAL enemy. They hid themselves so well, We, The People didn’t see behind the curtain in time to do anything about them.

                Unfortunately for us, in order for the NWO to fall, we must fall. We can’t really cry about it now, WE SAT BACK AND WATCHED AS THE GLOBALISTS TOOK OVER OUR COUNTRY for their own purposes. We said nothing.

                Now we must pay for our silence and ignorance. We all waved our flags and shouted “USA, USA, USA” while our country was used as an attack dog, loyal to the wrong master.

                No matter what the cost, the NWO GLOBALIST ELITES MUST FAIL.

                I’m ready for this to end, so we can get back on track and live like a free people again.

                Forget the fear mongers, you already know who they are, and why they’re fearmongering. Just don’t buy into it.

                • Winston Smith says:

                  Not everyone said nothing. The problem is that we were deceived into marginalizing those who protest outside WTO conventions and the like. After all, they weren’t on the Red team and free trade is good because people like Rush Limbaugh said so. We didn’t support Occupy for similar reasons, just like the Blue team seeks to marginalize the Tea Party (now a wholly owned subsidiary of the Red team) and liberty movements because they don’t come from their side. It’s high time we stopped viewing ourselves as right or left and started seeing ourselves as Americans. Only when we can ignore the divisions forced upon us by the modern day descendants of Bernays can we rise up as one nation and defeat globalism once and for all.

                • THEONETOCOME says:

                  THE NEW WORLD ORDER WILL PREVAIL ! yes more change is coming to take out the old and bring in the new. Everyone will come together except for three but they too will be subdued into submission , will it bring war you say , YES ! and peace and safety will follow behind it after the reduction levels are obtained. It’s coming my friends and it’s coming very soon but you don’t have to fear , it’s for all of our benefits . you will have food,shelter ,health care ,and our old ways of thinking will be forgotten because ALL will have what you need given to you and we’ll study war no more,you won’t be allowed to be judged by who you choose to lay with or what you wear . Take off your tin foil hat and tune in to what’s going to be offered and you too may live . HOMNAHH HOMNAHH

                • TheGuy says:

                  What this should tell you, is that the NWO globalists are LOSING their plan for a “one world order” with themselves at the top.

                  Huh.

                  Never saw THAT one coming… SARCASM…

                • sixpack says:

                  Winston Smith, you’re absolutely correct. WE WERE CONSISTENTLY DECEIVED by the elites and their spawn. But OTOH, there were people who were loudly sounding the alarm as to what was going on behind the curtain, but we chose to buy into the “conspiracy theory” rhetoric instead.

                  We probably had ample warning, had we trusted the warnings.

                  Most people didn’t. Now, it’s so blatant that only an idiot (or a democrat) can ignore the signs.

                  Whether you like Alex Jones or not, he was one of the earliest to sound the alarm. There were even more alarms raised, dating back around 100 years ago, where prominent men and even presidents sounded the alarm…but still we slept.

                  But now, being able to say “I told you so” is no comfort.

              • chow says:

                So we should remain with the blue team, is that what you’re saying? So who screwed us and who reamed us through I believe is the question since we only have 2 choices. The third choice is just noise and you know it. Voting for the third will just elect the reamer.

                • Winston Smtih says:

                  Nope. You missed my point entirely. I will vote Red team this election, but only because of gun rights. I don’t think they will change anything because they rarely ever have. Why didn’t they build a border fence when they had both houses of congress and the presidency? Why didn’t they relax restrictions on the ownership and importation of class 3 firearms? Why didn’t they do something about the toxic trade deals that have been killing the middle class? Oh wait… they managed to bring even more of them online! My point is that you should be disgusted with both main parties at this point and start looking for an alternative. It’s not that a good one exists right now, but at least we can get the discussion going on what it should support. Don’t look to someone else to lead you. Lead yourself.

              • Ever Vigilant says:

                But this time every American is watching them….All of them!

          • nosuchuser says:

            If that was actually true then he wouldn’t have worked with Congress to ‘save’ GM. Letting GM die would have cost about 4 million jobs.

            • Winston Smith says:

              Or would it? Those assets had to go somewhere and the creative destruction of capitalism would have restructured them into a more efficient entity or set of entities. GM went belly up because they made bad products. These products were enough of a curse on the American consumers who bought them. Why then were those of us who are smart enough not to buy GM (or Chrysler) products then forced to use our wealth to save these bad corporations?

            • Joe Biden says:

              If there was a demand for the cars being built by GM, SOMEBODY would have built them. Probably not UAW members.

            • WhoWuddaThunkIt says:

              In a true Democracy and Capitalist Economy our Government would have let the Corrupt Banks collapse due to their negligence. But that disaster was not big enough. They need a bigger destructive mess, so get ready. “Total Collapse Part 2” coming soon to city near you.

            • Warchild Dammit! says:

              Nosuch,GM would have been bought out by others,wether company brand stayed tough.The new gm got bailed out with cash for clunkers and then also sent a boatload of jobs overseas and stock owners got screwed(they knew the risks or should have),screw the bailouts,taxpayers were not asked to become investors(for they would have said no!).I did up thumb your post as want it out in open to be debated,but certainly didn’t agree with you!.

            • lastmanstanding says:

              4 million overpaid, fucking lazy crybabies…you bleeding-heart progressives could give a damn about productivity and how the earth works.

            • chow says:

              Are you fucking nuts…GM no longer manufacture cars in the US, all they have are fronts. They have established plants in China while closing factories in the US. You show me a fully American made GM cars if you can. Some maybe assembled in the USA with Mexican made parts but that is probably rare. Most new GM cars are even assembled in Mexico or Canada and China real soon. So where are the 4 million jobs saved by GM bailout? Are you sure they’re American jobs? Maybe you mean Mexican and Chinese jobs.

          • PO'd Patriot says:

            Shooter, I believe the blood letting of the American Dream was begun long ago (death by a thousand cuts). This has been planned and staged for a long time. Obama has either accelerated it through other planners or through dumb luck. Yes, he’s enjoying the pain he has and is, inflicting on the people. I can see him leaning back in his chair in the oval office, feet up on the desk, and rubbing his hands with glee. We are being dismantled and will be sold part by part to the highest bidder. People, watch soon that there will be a false flag of great magnitude either solely by a foreign group and allowed to take place by this government which will usher in martial law. Why do you think our southern boundary has been left wide open? Don’t become complacent nor distracted.
            POP.

            • WhoWuddaThunkIt says:

              Well 9-11 scam was the Muther of all Scandals that begin the collapse of America. And the criminal GW Bush and his puppet master the ZOG, created the Patriot Act, DHS, NSA, and employing the CIA to fully roll out their scandal across America.

              Years back before 9-11 they knew, they could not just simply start arming police dept’s with military grade war gear, so they created 2 dummy false flag wars, then over produced war gear at tax payers expense then filtered the extra war machine gear it into the main stream LEO’s organizations. Of course this is all to keep us safe, like the barbed wire facing in at FEMA Camps. I think they knew we would be upset they raped our treasury and future for their own power and control. what they underestimated is that the 2nd Amendment is still mostly in place that stops their madness. Oh how do they over come that last hurdle of disarming Americans?? Just ask Diane Feinstein and Michael Bloomberg from ZOG Inc. They have a few ideas up their sleeves.

        • Hunter says:

          Rodster->

          Two things that will halt the ‘WORLD”……………..

          ..actually sir, you missed the 3rd..& most important/relevant.!

          ———————-

          #3.> = in a..”FINITE WORLD”………….

          ..there is “NO ROOM”.. for the evils expounded/advocated in the “TALMUD”!

          • Anonymous says:

            And God bless you Hunter for your vision. Indeed you stated the truth.

            • WhoWuddaThunkIt says:

              Funny, Anon aka: Hunter relies to his own post. lol

              Anonymous says:
              Comment ID: 3221029
              September 7, 2014 at 10:39 pm
              And God bless you Hunter for your vision. Indeed you stated the truth.

              LOL… That is the sign of a paid spammer blogger. I bet $10 the 2 posts come from the same IP address location. lol Nice Try!!

              • Anonymous says:

                You owe me $10 WWT. Seriously I still don’t understand your reference to the same IP. Actually you $10 to Hunter as well so the sum is $20 bucks.

                p.s. I hope Mac, proof it to you the two posts are not from the same IP and most importantly is not from a pid spammer blogger.

              • Hunter says:

                ??? thunkit-

                Jeezus dude…your capacity for delusional episodes of self-convinced righteousness and alleged super-sleuth knowledge of poster I.D’s…is commendable!!!

                You’ve surpassed the NSA..very impressive, to say the least!

                ———————-

                ***pssst***(hushed whisper)–

                ..quit chocking your ‘chicken-in-the-shower’ sonny…you’ll go blind!!!!!!!!!!!!!

              • Hunter says:

                ??? thunkit-

                Jeezus dude…your capacity for delusional episodes of self-convinced righteousness and alleged super-sleuth knowledge of poster I.D’s…is commendable!!!

                You’ve surpassed the NSA..very impressive, to say the least!

                ———————-

                ***pssst***(hushed whisper)–

                ..quit chocking your ‘chicken-in-the-shower’ sonny…you’ll go blind!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            • Barn Cat says:

              And it’s disgusting to see the hate you spew and then use the word “God”. Your god must be Satan. It’s who you follow.

        • Anonymous says:

          The planet is being rippes to shreads by the greedy power hungry hordes. The drill poke mine destroy vast resources like drinking water just to extract a few thermals of energy to sell on the world market like whores at a porn fest. And countries will employ their Armies to wipe out entire civilizations to steal the resources. Either in Afghanistan and I raq for oil or the deep forests of Brazil to rape entire forests for their timber. And the armies who’s minds are polluted with patriotism will comit the crimes and claim they are protecting and defending the freedoms of their Motherland. Its all a big scam. As they destroy the planet for a few crumbs today instead of using their brains for long term sustainability. How does anyone stop the madness?

        • WhoWuddaThunkIt says:

          Here is a Tyrant Thief Who Stole!! Just 10,000 more to go.

          Ex-New Orleans mayor to report for prison term
          Ray Nagin, the infamous former mayor of New Orleans, is expected to begin his 10-year federal prison sentence on Monday.

        • TEST says:

          Hi Rodster – I am the thumb down. You make a good point, but there are limits to your logic. Please review the Julian Simon/Paul Ehrlich wager. Yes, we need to conserve, etc. But you are, in your Malthusian assumptions, missing some serious pieces of the equation.

          • Rodster says:

            I am the thumb down. You provided no information other than your reference while the evidence is overwhelming that cheap oil is on the decline. Go to srsroccoreport . com for analysis on EROI or you can read Chris Martenson’s take on Global resource depletion. If cheap oil were not in decline most developed Nations including Russia, US, England, China and now Saudi Arabia would not be fracking. Peak Oil, doesn’t mean you run out of oil. Peak Oil becomes an EROI issue. Oil companies who are fracking would be upside down if it were not for The Fed’s ZIRP policies. Zero interest rates is what’s driving fracking. It’s a money loser.

          • Rodster says:

            Oh and thanks for being honest on the red thumb. 🙂

        • Speaking of China…in the mist of the USA fighting in Afghanistan the US among others were mapping out the minerals which are estimated to be in the trillions of dollars.

          China now has the contract! Should be interesting to see how this plays out!

      • Oruval says:

        It’s hard to free a slave from chains which they revere.

    2. Archivist says:

      “Watch this must-see interview”

      I hate when someone says watch a video when it’s only a phone-in interview. I want to see the peoples’ faces. I wish there were a separate site called “You-Radio” for audio-only presentations.

      BTW, I’m as heavily invested in “resources” as I can be.

      • Good point — and i will be a bit more careful with the language in the future. It is a Youtube video, so I may have gone on auto-pilot with that when I typed it.

        In any case, Katusa is extremely well informed as far as I can tell. Well worth ‘listening’ to this one for an analysis of the underlying actions that the media is NOT reporting on at all.

      • Mountain Trekker says:

        Here is a quote I just read on Paratus Familia Blog that I would like to share and hope would pertain to us here on SHTFplan. It is the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320. “For as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any condition be brought under tyrannical dominion. It is in truth, not for glory, nor riches, nor honor that we are fighting, but for freedom-for that alone, which no man gives up but with life itself” Trekker Out. Don’t Tread On Me!

    3. Feed me Seymore says:

      Hard to see the old way of life vanish…America was great while it lasted….greed and corruption brought us down

      • I do believe a shift is coming… But I am hardpressed to believe that this will be a permanent collapse of the United States of America and what we stand for fundamentally.

        Perhaps we need a collapse of our ‘way of life’ to remind us of what is important. That may be crazy to suggest, and I would like to avoid it if at all possible, but it is what it is.

        These days, our ‘way of life’ is a bit skewed… 100 million people dependent on government subsidization and bailouts… I am fairly certain this is not how the founders intended it to be…

        • Sierra Dave says:

          Nor is it sustainable either.

          • WhoWuddaThunkIt says:

            Here is a clue. CNBC Daily viewing ratings are at its lowest point in 20+ Yrs. I guess watching the Rigged Roulette Wheel on a daily basis, leaves no room for curiosity or chance. When fundamentals don’t mean squat, why do any research. Just Put er’ all on Black and let er ride!!! Black it is again, for the 5000th time in a row. What are the chances of that? OK Folks place your Bets!!

          • passinwiththewind says:

            Agreeing with you and Mac’s statement above,

            Here is what i also see and why the “socialist style of gov handouts” won’t be “sustainable” much longer.

            Two words; “National Debt”, therein lies the problem.

            Although as individuals, we don’t actually see it or know it even exists beyond the dollar amount shown by the ever growing “time clock” ticking away with the growing numbers.

            Those “clicking upwards” numbers represent approximately 2.4 billion dollars of additional debt, “added”, each and every day. With an estimated population of 319 million in the US, (more likely to be 321 to 324 million because of illegal/undocumented/unaccounted for, immigrants); the average amount owed by every man,woman, child, and the next born, plus a few dogs and cats, is over $50,000.00. Of course the millions of unborn, and pets, and undocumented aren’t included in the math. But I think they should be considered in the “fuzzy math”, since they are a direct expense/burden and cost to the American taxpayer, thus the National Debt. I am a pet owner and love my animals, but there are too many dogs and cats.

            I digress.

            The debt is broken down, basically, into two types of securities. The marketable; and the non-marketable (Intragovernmental holdings), like what is owed against the Social Security Trust Fund; which is approximately near 5.5 trillion.

            The marketable, Is, Debt held by the public, such as Treasury securities held by investors outside the federal government, including those held by individuals, corporations, the Federal Reserve System and foreign, state and local governments.

            Who holds the largest amount of debt that should be of concern to USA?

            China = 1.27 trillion
            Japan = 1.22 trillion
            Hong Kong =158.2 billion
            Russia = 114 billion
            Belgium = 364 billion
            Banks of the Caribbean = 308 billion
            Brazil = 254 billion
            Oil Exporting countries which include:
            Saudi Arabia
            Iran
            Iraq (which is inconceivable after the amount it cost the US for handling their problems)
            And many more countries; but totaling nearly 262 billion.

            These are countries that “may” decide they want their investments, “now” before there comes a collapse.
            With the total USA holdings of Gold Reserves “supposedly”, at only about 500 billion, where would these countries be looking to “recoup” their investments?

            In a nutshell….Individual Assets.

            Would our gov/TPTB throw individuals “under the bus”?

            My point is this; Having a digital or paper trail linking individuals with physical gold (or silver) holdings, “could” be a liability at some point in the future.
            Invest with caution and common sense would be my advice.

        • Careful what you ask for, the devastation will be beyond anyone’s ideas.

          • Unreconstructed Southron says:

            Yes, yes it will.

          • WhoWuddaThunkIt says:

            I say let the collapse happen now. Sooner the better. The Bigger they are the harder they will fall. We will soon cruise by Gated Mansions and their grounds will be all over grown since they cannot afford grounds crews anymore. Swimming pools turn green, and nobody to buy their groceries or cook their food. Oh My the Humanity!!! lol Nobody to sail their boats. There will be plenty of assets for the taking. Pillage and plunder like Pirates as the Rich will flee into the woods trying to look poor, as to not be attacked. Just look at Iraq after the invasion when the Iraqi Army was disbanded. The populace pillaged the country from their Tyrant Dictator. Same thing will happen here in the states.

          • talon1776 says:

            Doesn’t matter what you ask for or even to be careful about in this fake world …its all a deadly illusion

            Live Free or Die is the only thing that matters
            Talon1776

        • talon1776 says:

          A government big enough to give you everything you want…
          …is strong enough to take everything you have

          Even your money
          Live Free or Die poor
          Talon1776

      • C_W_R says:

        No, greed was the motive for corrupt politicians without honor or integrity was what ruined this great country of ours!

        It’s sickening that so few who are elected hold all the cards without a care for the welfare of this country or the people they have “sworn” to serve!

        Oh how I yearn for days of past! I weep for our children’s future knowing that they had no say in what is being left for them!

      • WhoWuddaThunkIt says:

        Watched Planet of the Apes 1968 last night A good reminder how our actions and decision we make today as a civilization, got us to where we are and where we are headed. When the populations fail to keep the corrupt leaders in check they will not act on our behalf.

      • lower40 says:

        maybe what the country needs is a good o’le colon cleansing ,get rid of all the bad shit ,make the whole body of the counrty healthy again

        • WhoWuddaThunkIt says:

          I agree Lower 40, however we would need to repeat what Hitler did. Should have let him finish the job back when, but Nooooooo we had to get involved. BTW 95% of Christians in Germany supported Hitler.

          Or like when Russia wanted to eliminate the Taliban in Afghanistan, but Noooooooo we had to go arm the Taliban to fight the Russians.

          Look what both of those mistakes got us today. A “Zog Jihad”

    4. Ugly says:

      Death will be the biggest issue. Who cares about the dollar?

    5. Rebel Mel says:

      Silver is so cheap right now how could a person NOT buy some?

      • No doubt! Katusa notes in the interview that he would “LOVE” not “LIKE” for gold to drop under $1000… Gold is priced great if you consider it costs something like $1500 to get it out of the ground and it is currently selling for $1300. And silver under $20?? This may be the last time it is in this price range for a while… Once the fireworks start there will be a rush to precious metals, in my view.

        The way I have approached this is to buy at whatever the price when I have funds available to do so… Dollar cost averaging takes care of the rest.

        • Warchild Dammit! says:

          Just research the cost of mining gold,varies greatly country to country/region/process,huge variations making it very worthwhile to mine now in some areas and not worth it in others,I see no real floor bottom all agree on for mining costs.

        • WhoWuddaThunkIt says:

          Mac, What ever metals you want to own take physical posession of the metal. These phony ETF funds are a joke and just paper assets which means nothing if the grid wipes out the accounting. Like how are you to claim your assests on paper where the holdings are in a vault in England. Maybe even if there is any assets after TPTB pillage the vaults. Good luck getting your money back.

    6. durango kidd says:

      Last year 43% of all global transactions occurred in Euros, about 33% occurred in USD. All of the other global currencies had a much smaller percentage of global trade.

      And Russia what was their share? Please someone tell me, how much global trade was conducted in the Ruble from the eighth largest economy in the world?

      So where is the argument for the “death of the dollar”? Didn’t see one, but I will admit that I didn’t watch the entire video. I have seen enough from FMT to know where this was going and I have better uses for my time.

      All I did see was an investment promo for Casey, for whom, FMT is a known shill. 🙁

      • nightshiftsucks says:

        A lot of the currency swap deals have recently been made,don’t look back you need to look forward because it’s coming.

      • dollardud says:

        Don’t know about you but I don’t see dollars as holding value. I see prices going up fast. I think I need to spend my paper as fast as I can find good investments. But its hard as most areas of the economy are over-served. And many are monopolized legally (geographic monopolies, government monopolized, etc). Surely the managers of other countries are not idiots. If I see my dollar buying power collapsing, they surely do too.

      • Ugly says:

        DK.
        You answered your own question. The Ruble has vast amount of resources in natural gas, oil, and coal backing it and it also has virtually no debt behind it and no foreigners owning it.

        Russia looks pretty good. No wonder the chaos at their border.

        No look at what you just typed. You stated the world trade in euros was 43% and in USD was 33%. Is that a good trend? The euro is not that old, so where and how did it get 43% of the trade? At one time the USD had over 75% of all trade, thus looks like the euro has taken 43% of it.

        And you ask, what evidence is there a dollar decline?

        • durango kidd says:

          Ugly: Yes, chaos is at the Russian Border because they won’t open up Russia to the Gangster Banksters and Global Multinationals. Fear mongering by those who want you to invest with them, or who will gladly take your dollars for their recent report on the “Death of The Dollar”.

          The Euro is the currency of almost 600 million people. The Yuan the currency of 1.3 billion people. It is NATURAL for a currency used by a large population to dominate the percentage of use in a global economy. So in that respect, I anticipate “dollar hegemony” to decline.

          The use of other global currencies in trade between other nations, does not spell the “death of the dollar” when the dollar is THE currency for the largest economy in the world.

          This is why, EVENTUALLY, there will be a basket of currencies from the major economies, to replace ALL currencies with a universal, digital currency; but I wouldn’t bet on that happening anytime soon because the FX market is a $50 trillion dollar a day market from which the GB’s skim enormous profits.

          If anyone thinks that the NWO will allow THEIR currency of choice, which is the source of their power, to be eliminated without nuclear war, they would sadly mistaken.

          All USD haters should be careful what you wish for: the prosperity you have, what prosperity you have, is the result of the dollar’s world currency status.

          Would you rather that the Ruble were the world’s reserve currency? Or the Chinese Yuan? The farther away from the People that decisions are made whether political or economic, the less input the People have in those decisions. The less input they have in decisions, the less benefit they receive.

          Would you rather those decisions were made in Beijing or Moscow??? I didn’t think so. 🙂

          • sixpack says:

            I see that some people just can’t get over their hatred/fear of Russia and China, to see the truth.

            IF THE GLOBALIST NWO HATES THEM, I LOVE THEM.

            WHATEVER THE GLOBALIST NWO WANTS, I DON’T.

            DEATH TO THE NWO, no matter who pulls the trigger.

            • passinwiththewind says:

              I don’t think I would be pissing on the graves of all those that gave their lives for our American Freedoms to keep the communists out of America; by saying that you

              “love Russia and China”, two of the biggest Anti-God Commies in the world.

              That could come back to bite you, sixpack.

              • WhoWuddaThunkIt says:

                PissinintheWind is Pro-NWO. You have been identified.

              • sixpack says:

                Communists? What communists? How much of the “Red Scare” in America, was true and how much was invented for another purpose?

                We’ll never know.

                But we still have plenty to fear, as the list we are given keeps getting longer and longer — “Terrorists” of any stripe, muslims, al-cia-duh, ISIS, Boko Haram, home-grown, Islamists, gun-owners, preppers (hoarders), Russians, Chinese, dissenters, protesters, returning veterans, whackos of all colors, lone wolfs, journalists, cell phone cameras, NSA spies, Nazis, the riotous poor people, illegal immigrants, various govt thugs, Mossad, the list of people we are told we must fear is endless.

                Even WE ourselves are on that “most feared” list.

                At what point do we challenge those assumptions and call BS on this, this alleged “Terrorist list”?

                “THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR, IS FEAR ITSELF”
                —JFK

            • WhoWuddaThunkIt says:

              SixPack. If you look the belief system of Today’s Russia without labeling it as Russian on a blank piece of paper, You would find today’s Russian Beliefs more inline with the American Value system and the majority of our people, then our current corrupt Government run by the Zog Tribe. Putin today is fighting the NWO, and has thrown the Joos out of any meaningful Government positions of authority. I quietly cheer him on!! I wish our Government of cowards had the balls. 33% of our Supreme Court are Joos when the Joo Population is only about 2.1% of Americans. See the scandal here? Look who runs the Fed, Hollywood the media, owners of sports teams, etc.

              China is more of a dictatorship, but with a population of 1.37 Billion People, it would be utter chaos over there in any form of a democracy. We don’t need to spread our so called Democracy across the planet. Its like Religion, they all think they need to convert everybody to their cult or you are a demonized as a Heathen. lol Just not so……..

              • sixpack says:

                ABSOLUTELY, WWTI!

                Russia is more like the old America than we are right now. We just refuse to admit it, because Russians have been on our feared list for several generations now. I almost always get multiple red thumbs any time I try to point out that Russia isn’t what we are being told it is…and neither is America.

                I just wish people would pull their blinders off and look around.

          • Americamustbestopped says:

            DK has no problem with people being SLAUGHTERED the world over so that his currency decisions can be made at The Fed.
            Karma soon for you Kiddo.
            Lets all hope so……..

            • lastmanstanding says:

              You are so wrong about that ambs…in fact, most of us would like it ALL to stop.

              Death to the fed and the NWO.

              I think someone else here said something like that…

              • WhoWuddaThunkIt says:

                I wish ISIS would just focus their energy on the biggest demon in this entire world, and that is Israel’s ZOG (Zionist Occupational Government) NWO Tribe. I want to see Joo Boots on the Ground Fighting for a change, instead of enlisting Americans to do their dirty work.

                Anybody enlisting in today’s US Military is really just fighting for Israel, and not for America, or our values.

          • durango kidd says:

            Sixpack if you are refering to me, you would be wrong. I do not hate them. I respect Putin because he is a nationalist doing what is right for the Russian people, and I love Russia. I have been to Russia and its a great country.

            China is a great country too, and I understand the difficulty that the CCP has in managing a large country with an amalgamation of people almost as diverse as the USA. I talk to a lot of people in China (mostly well educated women) and I look forward to a visit there.

            I too desire the death of the NWO. But I want the American people to pull the trigger. If anyone else does, you and I will likely be a statistic.

            I still have many things I want to do before I go to that Great BOL In The Sky!!! 🙂

      • durango kidd says:

        “And it will happen, it’s just a question of when. You’ll see the death of the petro-dollar. And I can’t emphasize just how serious of an issue that’s going to be.”

        LMAO!!! 🙂 More propaganda from the “death of the dollar” club.

        It will happen when 147 multinationals and the top 25 global banks who control 60% of ALL global commerce decide that they would prefer that THEIR wealth, which is currently held in dollars and underpins all of civilization, is no longer a necessary tool for their control of the world.

        Don’t hold your breath folks!!! By that time alt energy will replace oil & gas, but the PTB will still control the energy and you will still pay them for it!!!

        The dollar is just a tool. Money is just a tool. By the time the petro dollar is finished, the PTB will have “acquiesced” to the popular demand by the people for a metals backed money that the PTB will digitize with quantum computing and control EVERY aspect of your life!!!

        You are being played folks!!! 🙁

        That is what the propaganda about the “death of the dollar” is all about. The control of the PTB over the dollar is real, but currently has some limitations, for them. Digitized gold money will control EVERY aspect of your life!!!

        Better the dollar that you can bury in plastic coffee cans in your back yard. 🙂

        • yourmotherwaswrong says:

          The durango kidd says

          “You are being played folks!!!”

          That’s true… By the Establishment and likes of the durango kidd.

          “The dollar is just a tool. Money is just a tool.”

          The durango kidd “is just a tool.”

          Doug Casey, purveyor of “Casey Research,” is a Libertarian. The durango kidd has nothing but disdain for Libertarians and the individual (what else would you expect from an Establishment Statist). The durango kidd once said that if he found himself in a bunker with a Libertarian, he would shoot them in the head! (don’t deny it DK, it’s in the archive).

          When Libertarians speak, the durango kidd begins to froth at the mouth like a rabid dog. The idea of true freedom and liberty is anathema to a Statist like the durango kidd. He believes in a big central government. The durango kidd can accurately be described as a Fascist. All that one needs to do is look at his positions.

          “The State not only is authority which governs and molds individual wills with laws and values of spiritual life, but it is also power which makes its will prevail abroad…. For the Fascist, everything is within the State and… neither individuals or groups are outside the State…. For Fascism, the State is an absolute, before which individuals or groups are only relative.” ~ Encyclopedia Italia, 1932.

          “It is thus necessary that the individual should come to realize that his own ego is of no importance in comparison with the existence of his nation; that the position of the individual ego is conditioned solely by the interests of the nation as a whole … that above all the unity of a nation’s spirit and will are worth far more than the freedom of the spirit and will of an individual. …. This state of mind, which subordinates the interests of the ego to the conservation of the community, is really the first premise for every truly human culture …. we understand only the individual’s capacity to make sacrifices for the community, for his fellow man.” ~ Adolph Hitler, 1934

          If you’re willing to abide by the rules, then fascism is your best friend. If not, the fascists give you a bullet. Cue the durango kidd.

          • durango kidd says:

            YMWW: Libertarians push and promote FREE TRADE. FREE TRADE is a euphemism for evisceration of the Middle Class and the death of Main Street. Libertarians mingle the FASCISM of FREE TRADE with personal liberty to obscure their true intent.

            Again, like the FED, see what they do, not what they say. Understand the results of their actions and you will discover their true intent.

            True FREE TRADE hasn’t existed since the Dutch bought Manhattan Island from the Indians for $24 in trinkets. Our current, sophisticated commercial system of trade is managed trade and managed to the benefit of the Uber Rich.

            Libertarians SUPPORT this version of FREE TRADE and Lew Rockwell, an agent of the Queen is the biggest supporter of the current FREE TRADE system. This is what the true enemies of America are best at: selling the people the FASCISM you rail against by labeling it a FREEDOM.

            I make NO apologies for my nationalism. The NWO wants Americans to believe in Globalism and pledge their allegiance to the Global Village and to the UN.

            USA! USA! USA! 🙂

            • yourmotherwaswrong says:

              durango kidd says:

              “Libertarians mingle the FASCISM of FREE TRADE with personal liberty to obscure their true intent.”

              OK… How many of you out there believe that statement???

              Thumbs up YES.

              Thumbs down NO.

        • yourmotherwaswrong says:

          Some identifying characteristics of Fascism.

          1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism:
          Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottoes, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.

          2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights:
          Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of “need.” The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.

          3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause:
          The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial , ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.

          4. Supremacy of the Military:
          Even when there are widespread domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military service are glamorized.

          5. Controlled Mass Media:
          Sometimes to media is directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in war time, is very common.

          6. Obsession with National Security:
          Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses.

          7. Religion and Government are Intertwined:
          Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government’s policies or actions.

          8.Corporate Power is Protected:
          The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite.

          10. Obsession with Crime and Punishment:
          Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations.

          11. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption:
          Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.

          12. Fraudulent Elections:
          Sometimes elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by smear campaigns against or even assassination of opposition candidates, use of legislation to control voting numbers or political district boundaries, and manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries to manipulate or control elections.

          13. Central Banking:
          Who can doubt it? The classic combine of big-government and big business controlling and looting the rest of us, lubricated with central banking. Writing in 1939, in the foreword to the German edition of The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, his manifesto, Mr. John Maynard Keynes conceded that his economic theories “adapt more easily to the conditions of a totalitarian state … than to the conditions of free competition.”

          • durango kidd says:

            YMWW: While I agree with your definition of FASCISM, to an extent, Mussolini said it best and much more succinctly:

            “Fascism is the welding of government and corporations.”

            America was intended by our Founding fathers and designed by our Founding Documents to BALANCE the competing interests of Church, State, and personal liberty. You are getting as verbose as Brandon Smith!!! LMAO!!! 🙂

    7. PWYPreach says:

      Just read an interesting article by a researcher in California about the droughts that have occurred in the West over the last several hundred years. She stated that the ancients inhabiting the area, because of the scarcity of water resources hundreds of years ago, became increasingly more and more combative and fought over the remaining resources. It won’t be any different now.

      But gold is ONLY going to be valuable if whatever comes out the other end of the next world conflict still resembles the current world and its values right at this moment, and I can’t help but think that every person, such as Katusa, who is currently pushing the purchase of gold and precious metals is trying to help their value along…to their own benefit.

      • WhoWuddaThunkIt says:

        DK. 85% of all transactions in the US are done by Visa and Mastercard. Only 15% with cash. Ill post a link later. That was a few yrs ago. I bet today it over 90%. ..Darn cash hoarders. Ha!

      • sixpack says:

        PWYP, “I can’t help but think that every person, such as Katusa, who is currently pushing the purchase of gold and precious metals is trying to help their value along…to their own benefit.”

        It’s OKAY to do something that benefits yourself, as long as it is not at someone else’s expense, or using deception, coercion or outright lies.

        IMO, Urging people to buy PMs, in and of itself, is not a bad thing. I don’t believe Katusa is trying to deceive anyone to get them to buy. I think he’s publishing HIS opinion, and we can make our choices for ourselves.

        He’s probably buying PMs too. I hope everyone benefits themselves, no matter which way they choose to swing.

        Good luck with whatever you choose.

    8. slingshot says:

      “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated”.

      Mark Twain.

      • Ugly says:

        Eventually Mark Twain did die. Thus it wasn’t exaggerated, just forecasted too soon. The dollar will be the same….it is happening right now. Why would any country want the dollar as a reserved currency when it is losing value and becoming just paper?

        • sixpack says:

          Countries are getting tired of the petro-dollar as reserve currency, because of the power it gives the U.S. to use it to ‘sanction’ countries that don’t do as they are told.

          The world is getting sick and tired of being dominated by the dollar, thus, the current power shift.

          It was really quite predictable, for anyone whom didn’t have their head squarely up their own ass.

        • lastmanstanding says:

          He is always remembered in a good light.

          The man had a VERY dark side that not many know about.

    9. Warchild Dammit! says:

      We get it,how about some survival/bush craft/medical in field/recycle and reuse articles.I realize this site posts many others with said articles,but enjoy this site and would like to see more here and the ensuing thoughts/ideas/tried and tested strategies in response to said articles from the folks here.Why we go down whether man made/natural disaster or as Katrina showed on a smaller scale combination of both does not matter as much as what we can do to avoid dying but surviving and perhaps even getting to other side in said situation.

    10. Ugly says:

      There are 4 major evidences that the dollar is toasted that any average airhead could see.

      1. The dollar has not earned any interest at any bank for at least 6 years now. Yes, you have earned zero interest for your savings, money markets, or CDs….

      2. The dollar has needed trillions printed to just keep it alive in past 6 years.

      3. The dollar has been indexed at 85 or less for over 6 years now. Yes, that means the dollar for well over 6 years has a value of 15% less than the other main currencies….in Reagan’s time! it averaged 20% higher than the main currencies. Remember when in 1980s a US $1.00 would get you about $1.35 in Canadian exchange. Today it will get about $0.85 cents. To a dumbass democrat that means it has less value….

      4. The dollar has the highest debt and the highest ownership via foreigners than any other currency in the history of the world. T-bills ownership exceeds well over 5 trillion dollars. That is enough money to buy all farmland in over 40 states, plus many leftovers to buy all kinds of businesses….

      The dollar is crashing and it will collapse to where it is no longer a petrodollar nor the world reserve currency. Then we will see the true value of food, water, silver, and gold….

      PS. You don’t think November 2014 is important?

      • Warchild Dammit! says:

        Ugly,if you mean Nov.2114 important due to elections,no,do not believe very important excepting maybe a few lone voices of sanity in races that will be crushed.I actually look more towards the Scottish election to break free from Britain as more important,might start giving people/states some ideas.

        • Warchild

          I’m behind the Scotts, and this time they didn’t need the Jacobites. The best trip I ever took was Scotland in September, very beautiful place and the people are great.

          • Smokey says:

            All Scotland needs is another leftist government, that’s what they are going to get, and is what’s behind the home rule movement.

            • If that’s the case then self-destruction and self-hating will be there fate. The roots of the Clan is what needs to be found, anything else and they just become another Jacobite failure.

              • Unreconstructed Southron says:

                Alba Gu Garg!
                Scotland Forever!

                Scots, wha hae wi’ Wallace bled,
                Scots, wham Bruce has aften led;
                Welcome to your gory bed,
                Or to victory!

                Now’s the day, and now’s the hour;
                See the front o’ battle lour;
                See approach proud Edward’s power—
                Chains and slavery!

                Wha will be a traitor knave?
                Wha can fill a coward’s grave!
                Wha sae base as be a slave?
                Let him turn and flee!

                Wha for Scotland’s king and law
                Freedom’s sword will strongly draw,
                Freeman stand, or freeman fa’,
                Let him follow me!

                By oppression’s woes and pains!
                By your sons in servile chains!
                We will drain our dearest veins,
                But they shall be free!

                Lay the proud usurpers low!
                Tyrants fall in every foe!
                Liberty’s in every blow!—
                Let us do or die!

      • slingshot says:

        Ugly.

        Good points. Has been going on for a long time and everybody thinks things are fine.

        The banks are now letting those with dismal credit purchase cars with seven years on the note. Not sure about housing. Going down that same road again.

      • durango kidd says:

        Ugly: In a world of midgets even a dwarf can be King. 🙂

        • durango kidd says:

          Ugly: Here’s a link for you and the other dollar haters. The value of the dollar and all other currencies, ebb and flow, so that TRADERS (read bankers) can profit from the change.

          http://www.globaldeflationnews.com/u-s-dollar-indexelliott-wave-historical-update/

          • Ugly says:

            DK.
            I am not a dollar hater. I would rather keep the dollar and have it grow like in the 1980s, before Brother Bubba came along and then 911. I want the dollar to survive and thrive. I want our Leaders to grow the economy and save the dollar. But I look at Actions more than Words. Their Words say we are recovering, but the Actions and real data shows that we are not.

            This is the first time ever that the USD has been rated at 85 or below for nearly 8 of the past 10 years. Usually when that low like in 1987-1989, it rebounded about months later. The only reason it has not crashed yet is because the World is stuck with it. But they are changing plans and that is the Actions I see….

            Good luck.

            • durango kidd says:

              Ugly: The stronger the dollar gets, the less “competitive” American goods and services become in a global marketplace.

              That’s the ugly truth of it. Pun intended. 🙂

      • Winston Smith says:

        It’s important, but it probably won’t change anything. The Republicans are not putting forward a vision of what they stand for except that they are not Democrats. no one is doing anything to bring back middle class jobs to the US and nor will they. The Republicans are too much in the back pocket of big business to do what is necessary and the Democrats are bought and paid for as well.

        As for the Dollar, I understand the forces against it, but it’s still the healthiest patient at the Ebola clinic. The world still has trust in it and it will never collapse until that crisis in confidence manifests itself. I think it is least likely to collapse as compared to other currencies at the present time. However, I will likely not be singing the same song 5-10 years from now when the Yuan finishes it’s transition to a major currency for world trade. Even still, China could collapse in that time too as it is not exactly healthy either. When China collapses though, it will be horrific. They have destroyed their land with pollution and are facing a population implosion greater even than that of Japan. It may well end in revolution.

        • DaisyK says:

          Winston,

          You are right about big business. The reason the middle class is disappearing is that they are not enforcing the monopoly laws. Big business just gets bigger and bigger, stifling competition. The CEO’s just get bigger and bigger bonuses and the lower class keeps working for wages that do not keep up with inflation.

          Meanwhile, government regulations keep people from forming new businesses and becoming part of the capitalist system.

          • Winston Smith says:

            Exactly. It’s called “regulatory capture”. That’s when there exists a revolving door between government and the businesses it regulates. Since these people are in and out of the private and public sector, they don’t want to do anything to really hassle the very businesses their next job will come from. So, they turn a blind eye to the banks and corporations screwing the average person.

        • Americamustbestopped says:

          Winston……The US dollar is not “the healthiest patient in the ebola clinic”…..IT IS THE VERY EBOLA VIRUS OF THE WORLD ECONOMY…..FULL STOP….END OF SENTENCE….END OF BOOK.

      • lastmanstanding says:

        Ugly…less value means nothing when you get them for free.

        • Ugly says:

          The free-er they become then the less value they will have. Who wants $30 trillion printed dollars with an only backing of a Promissary Note by the Federal Reserve. I wonder who the Federal Reserve claims that will promise to pay it back?

      • durango kidd says:

        Ugly: the dollar is NOT crashing and here’s why it won’t!

        http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-08/obamas-former-chief-economist-calls-end-us-dollar-reserve-status

        The dollar is propped up by Japan , China, and others because it serves their own national self interest to have a strong dollar and they manipulate their currency to protect their jobs by BUYING our dollar.

        If the dollar were to lose its reserve world currency status and fall in value when these artificial supports are withdrawn, it would stimulate American industry and create jobs for Americans.

        Even CLARK could be employed!!! LMAO! 🙂

      • elcid7236 says:

        I just came from Canada, it is about $0.914 cents to the dollar.

    11. db427 says:

      hello all,
      cool guy on facebook named tom lupshu posted this video feed, I watched it, and it was pretty good. he has a updated report very often during the day called ‘bunker report’ just google it, it’s pretty informative, but do your own checking on the reports, he advises this as well.
      anyways here is the video feed

      video is by a guy named mark thoma, its about hour and a half long. it’s a post apocalyptic type event movie, and if you learn anything, it’s worth a watch.

    12. Sierra Dave says:

      So. We have the Western banking system going deeper in debt and living off of money printing and manipulation. The Eastern world is setting up it’s own banking system. Buying mountains of Gold, setting up it’s own credit card system.

      By many accounts, the Western banking system is trying to stop the Eastern banking system from forming. Possibly going to war to blame the financial collapse on Russian/China.

      Do you think the corrupt bankers of the West are going down without dragging the rest of the world with them? IMHO, best to have physical possesion. Markets most likey will be non existant afterwards.

    13. Cellar Spider says:

      If the Yuan becomes part of the default basket of currencies that comprise the special drawing right and the ruble gets probationary status, I’ll seriously start to look at metals because I know the next step is that the globalists will push for the SDR to become the global default currency….and of course the SDR will be based upon some unit of “rothschild gold”.

      As for the video/podcast…..I really didn’t learn anything new……other than Katusa seems to have been readiing Shtfplan for the last year or so.

    14. Whut says:

      “Russia is the largest country in the world.”

      It is?

    15. America is on the down hill slide. With Abbott and Costello in charge of our country what countries are going to be stupid ennough to put much worth in our economic stability?

    16. Anyone with any sense has known we’ve been in WWIII for the past 20+ years, some of it hot and a lot more behind the scenes that in truth although Geo-political can still be considered hot, even our recent spying on our allies should be considered as aggressive.

      We’re in a world of shit, and a storm is coming. The world is in chaos, most just don’t know it yet, or they refuse to accept it, either way I’ve never in my life or through study of history ever seen or read anything like it.

      The E from the Ranger creed has always been my favorite:

      Energetically will I meet the enemies of my country. I shall defeat them on the field of battle for I am better trained and will fight with all my might. Surrender is not a Ranger word. I will never leave a fallen comrade to fall into the hands of the enemy and under no circumstances will I ever embarrass my country.

      • Oh, now we have a mystery virus effecting children through 10 states, can anyone say created chaos, can we line these states as locations illegals were dropped off? If any of my grandkids die from this deliberate domestic attack it’s on MF.

        this is straight out of V for vendetta.

        • Winston Smith says:

          Don’t forget that Japan is also experiencing an outbreak of Dengue Fever that so far has infected around 50 residents of Tokyo. It’s not big numbers as of now, but Dengue has been making a comeback this year, especially in poorer parts of the world. Like Ebola, Marburg, Hanta, etc. It too can turn hemorrhagic. However, none of the other viral hemorrhagic fevers is anywhere near as fatal as Ebola.

      • WhoWuddaThunkIt says:

        The enemy of our people is our own Goverment that has destroyed our standing in the world and tarnished the concept of Democracy. And don’t think some other country is going to rush in to save us. As they are all just sitting back and watching us emplode with glee on their faces. BTW/ liar John Kerry is disgusting and an embarassment to our nation.

    17. Socrates says:

      The Dollar is in the early stages of its death. The physco NWO types are pushing for war in Europe and it looks like they are going to get it very soon. Just yesterday it was announced that Europe will sanction Russias GAS/Oil companies…basically the only way to hurt Russia financially on a BIG scale. This is the haymaker swing prior to the 1-2 punch and don’t think Russia will sit idly by.

      This is also proof that common sense and logic are not going to rule the day…ulterior motives are def in play in all of this madness.

      In just 9 days Scotland votes for independence from the UK and the UK is borderline frantic, worried sick about this. Not only would the UK lose a large portion of real estate, but they also lose a lot of valuable oil fields up that way. Timing, as they say…is everything.

      With all the trouble brewing on so many fronts, the balloon Is going to go up soon. Be ready.

    18. Northof49 says:

      When the dollar (US$) goes south as it must at some point
      it will kill the economy of all the main countries in the world. While having physical metal–gold/silver/lead etc. is important I believe that investing in the means of producing food should be of greater importance. Anything that you can do to be more independent is a +. I got some extra $ so I am in the process of expanding my garden and building a small greenhouse. Let the bankers have their paper I want items that are real and usefull

      As an aside I watched this Sunday “Meet the Press” interview with your President and it did not give me a warm and fuzzy feeling about the future.

    19. Homebody says:

      “Its only a temporary condition, everybody knows that. It will be better by spring. You can’t blame me”

      Rand knew human nature better than anyone I’v read. The slow spiral downward will continue for several years I fear (unless some idiot starts a war). It will not end until the ones at the top with almost unlimited electronic currency finally get put down.

    20. Oruval says:

      Many have already collapsed. When you can’t buy groceries from the store chances are you’ve crashed too. Don’t depend on the system to feed you.

    21. Funky Monkey says:

      Got Phyzz ???

      Phyzz keeps you liquid , being liquid is very good during times of great chaos.

      brain food for thought

      * now is a good time to make appointments to visit your local jewelers and coin shops, get to know the dealers by buying a few p.m. rounds every now and then to get a feel who has the capital and bank to buy back p.m.’s from you in a crisis.

      i’ve a private dealer who has 1.3 million in reserve who lives in a state that has made p.m.’s legal tender to pay property taxes.

      it’s a well established 3rd generation family biz. this is who will be buying from you during a market crash behind closed doors.

      freeing you up to reinvest your own investment capital into other more lucrative commodities , land or to pay expenses during a zog amerika fake fiat dollar crisis.

      even if the zog fedgov has again locked down the sale and purchase of p.m.’s and started voluntary confiscation as they did in the 1920’s.

      the real well established local p.m. dealers will have a closed door black market network already in place to profit from such an event.

      your local p.m. dealer market knowledge is financially powerful and worth knowing.

      f.m.

      • @Funky Monkey…

        “…a state that has made p.m.’s legal tender to pay property taxes.”

        How does that work? Do they accept the precious at market value of the day?

        Do you put the bullion in a collateral account and use the FRN value of the precious to pay the taxes?

        Just curious.

        • Funky Monkey says:

          apologies, i haven’t research it far enough to properly answer your question.

          i don’t know…

          i speculate assume you just bring your locally licensed p.m. dealer certified quality p.m.’s to your local county treasurer office and they go off the raw metal market value of that day.

          or

          you bring your p.m.’s to a state licensed p.m. dealer and they act as an revenue collection agent of the county and state treasure office.

          this state bill was just passed last year , it’s most likely still developing , being worked out – how and what.

          for privacy , i prefer to not advertise exactly which rocky mountain state.

          fm

    22. WhoWuddaThunkIt says:

      Beans Bullets Bandaids Bayonets then Bullion.

    23. River Rat says:

      This currency that currency, their death, their life does it really matter? There are two major WILD CARD FACTORS I see as the death of all currencies; some rouge entity with a nukes or a NATURAL DISASTER that will affect the entire globe. For me the preview was FUKUSHIMA and the earthquake (natural disaster), that cause it to happen, the world is far from seeing all the effects from just this one event. IMHO basic skills and physical assets (the main one WATER), will be needed to stay alive more than, this currency or that currency, because without skills and assets all other things are worthless, again IMHO.

      River Rat at the ready!!! NOMI///MOLON LABE!!!
      TSORIITA/GPTDY!!

    24. t the grouch says:

      “Happy Birth-Day Princess!”

      May this next year of your life keep you safe, bring you much happiness and fulfillment of your dreams.

      ~t the grouch

    25. In my travels I am still shocked to hear how many people do not even know the basics of the dollar itself, how it gets perceived value, what the federal reserve is and so on. It’s baffling.

      • Winston Smith says:

        Yeah, but you have to remember that most people don’t care about technical facts. They care instead about whatever makes them feel good in the moment. To them, economics is dry and boring. Most people will NEVER wake up until it becomes too late, and even then they will look to find someone else to tell them what to think while simultaneously convincing themselves that this other person’s opinion is actually something they arrived at by themselves!

      • Charley Waite says:

        As a private High School Econ teacher, you can make damn sure I try to get the real story out to these kids.

      • Babycatcher55 says:

        They aren’t ( and haven’t been for decades) taught any of that in the public skrools.

    26. oldseventy says:

      I thought the dollar was already dead, it dosen’t buy much

      • PO'd Patriot says:

        Inflation can devalue the FRN. It doesn’t mean it will die as a currency. I will continue to hold some FRNs as long as it is still accepted to purchase goods, services and aleviate debt.

    27. Satori says:

      2nd Wave: After 3 months, Ebola outbreaks spring up again in regions declared over disease

      http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/2nd-wave-after-3-months-ebola-outbreaks-spring-up-again-in-regions-declared-over-disease/

      “The resurgence of the disease in a place where doctors thought they had it beat shows how history’s largest Ebola outbreak has spun out of control”

    28. It seems like it’s about half and half on this site as to the utility of PMs in a collapse scenario.

      1. Will you keep your PMs for AFTER a collapse of the dollar? How will you use them then? Only 1 or 2% of Americans consider precious to be money. Will you pull out a history book and teach them? Do you honestly believe that your neighbor will honor your claim that “this mercury dime is worth 2 dollars”? Why is the value of our precious always quoted in FRNs?

      2. Will you sell your precious when it spikes and buy real assets that will be useful after a currency fail? Your PMs will be worth a lot more in FRN value when they spike, but the price of everything in FRNs will also be higher.

      I probably favor #2 since it will be hard for anyone to determine a value AFTER a collapse when only one or two of the people out of one hundred you meet on the street consider it money.

      It also depends on the type of collapse and recovery you picture. I picture starvation and suffering and a life like a hundred and fifty years ago with all supply lines breaking and every community on it’s own. No return to a money system in my lifetime. Slashing and rooting to survive.

      • Old Guy says:

        JRS I agree with you. Many folks think there is going to be a reset. Or magically things will be kinda bad and the evil folks get their just desserts then suddenly return to their imagined fairy tale hunky dory normal. Its going to be horrible. It will be root hawg or die. Survival of the fittest. And by fittest im referrig to the meanest craftiest most ruthless and luckiest. Not one person will be left unscathed. The strong will prey on the weak. laws & morals will be quickly forgotton. Starvation, malnutrition & disease will kill more than bullets. Race Wars & ethnic cleansing will occur at first. Then those will diminish when everyone is scrabbling to just find food. The best prep isn’t Gold, stored good,s or weapons. The best prep is Know How & Self Reliance. included in the mix is being able to remain mentally stable & physically strong under the strain of coping. For some their strong core concept religious beliefs will help them remain mentally stable. and on top of that we will have to deal with the clatyclismic events being caused by the magnetic pole shift. over 90% will die. I really do hope I am wrong. However I think not.

        • slingshot says:

          Old Guy.

          Hit the nail on the head. I look forward to the day when people realize, “We’re not fucking around anymore”. It will be like you say.

          All the bullshit games will come to an end and I am for it at any cost.

      • TruthIsAll says:

        If the people I am trading with do not know the value of PMs then it’s highly likely I would not be trading with them at all. They’re probably useless sheep that would have nothing of value in the first place.

        The point of PMs is not to invest, but to hedge. Although your dollars lose value, the PMs retain it far better. Then, when required, can be used to exchange for another currency when the time comes or kept for use as barter.

        A lot of people here seem to think this is an apocalypse situation. I don’t buy that. Things will be bad, but people still survived when Rome fell. People have always survived because most people aren’t inherently evil and simply want to get along and live. Things are unlikely to go Mad Max (at least not permanently). History is proof of this. What often keeps people alive is not tons of weapons or stockpiles of food. Even holding land can be difficult when a horde comes over the horizon to take it from you. PMs compact your wealth and enable you to escape and start life elsewhere.

        First water, then food, then guns, then PMs in that order. But everyone will require different amounts depending on their location, plans, and situations. Telling people that PMs are stupid only highlights your own short sightedness. If family experience and history are any indicators, I’m far more likely to use PMs to survive a SHTF scenario than an arsenal of firearms.

        • I’m not really telling people having PMs is stupid. I probably have some of my own.

          But the problem here is not that history tells us they are money, but the fact that very, very few people here in the western empire believe they are. Like I said, how will you convince someone a silver dime is worth more than a clad dime? Will you attempt to ferret out the hard money believers ahead of time?

          My take on the future has become more and more pessimistic (more like Old Guy’s picture) over the last several years, mainly since I myself think that the resources that fuel today’s world will become harder and harder to come by or even afford for most.

          A hard money system could possibly be set up in a post collapse world, but as of now, most are lemmings and don’t want one.

          I don’t think it’s wrong to have precious, I just think most people think it will provide more than it actually will.

          We all have different opinions on just about everything…I just like to hear other’s take on it.

          I hope the administrator of this site has backups for his backups to stay online when TSHTF. I want to be able to gloat. (just kidding) Insert DK smiley face.

          • Archivist says:

            I believe that many of those who don’t know the value of gold and silver won’t be around in the future. Therefore, it may come to pass that most people you meet in the after-collapse future will value gold and silver as real money.

            Silver is below $19 right now, so it’s a good time to buy a little more. I started collecting in the late 1960s and early 1970s when there was still a good bit floating around in change, so I got a lot at face value, a little over $1 per ounce.

    29. Anonymous says:

      Well, all I can say is that Russia, China and India remain — and likely always will be — deteriorating, degrading, hopelessly corrupt Third World societies.

      And as we speak, the dollar is virtually soaring in value while the ruble, yuan and rupee all are sinking like stones.

      Given those realities, how does the author expect any of these three loser countries to overtake America and our dollar?

      We’re talking about AMERICA here, versus three of the biggest losers in the world. For crying out loud, indoor toilets aren’t even common in India and their population is riddled with disease and all ANY of them dream about is getting here, to AMERICA. As for China, it’s a huge overpopulation problem without anywhere close to the resources necessary to support the population, plus off the charts corruption, plus off the charts pollution. And then there’s dear old Russia — a bunch of drunks, with lower life expectancies than any of the industrialized world, corruption quite possibly as bad as China and India, a mafia of vicious and ruthless murders running almost everything in that society, and with KGB thug Puke-in as the cherry on top.

      I’m not saying America should be complacent or overly confident. I am saying that none of these countries stack up against us in any meaningful way other than the fact that they all have nukes. And that, sports fans, is the only matter that matters to us.

      Simple view, simple reality.

      • Kulafarmer says:

        Be cautious of that vision, yes, the dollar is strong, but these countries are exchanging goods and services directly so the dollars value is of little consequence to them, the dollar vslue only matters if the other country exchanges goods using the dollar, just as barter or bitcoin dont rely on the dollar

        • Anonymous says:

          Do you have ANY concept of the quality of their “goods?”

          Garbage trading for garbage is still garbage.

          You make it sound like they actually have stuff that’s of value to US!

          China uses human poop to fertilize their crops and their arable farmland is becoming scarcer by the day, literally.

          India doesn’t produce anything of high quality.

          Russia doesn’t produce anything of high quality.

          We all KNOW about the quality of goods coming out of China, don’t we, on top of being saturated with lead, or toxins, or melamine.

          The trading to which you are referring is in consumer goods and food — the basics — and none of it is anything that we want to begin with!

          As for oil and gas trading, well, that’s also a basic necessity and none of those countries’ economies are large enough to matter to the U.S. China is the only one that comes close to using as much oil and gas as we do, but that is a very short-lived situation as their pollution and societal instability and corruption is steadily eating away at their economy….AND no one believes the economic numbers the Chinese government puts out anyway. There are some who believe that all indicators point toward China actually being in a severe recession right now, with nowhere to go but down.

          • Kulafarmer says:

            Still, regardless of quality, the fact of the matter remains that many nations are choosing to trade in their own currencies, that is the point entirely, regardless of anyones notion of what others want or dont want.

            • Anonymous says:

              No, the point is that with the exception of Australia, these countries that are trading with each other are of no consequence to us. In the case of Brazil, only their agricultural exports are of consequence to us because their ag production is big enough to affect the world prices, which affects the prices our own farmers receive.

              It would be a welcome and refreshing change to see them get their acts together and become First World nations, but if they haven’t made it by now, they never will.

              I have to wonder if you’ve ever been in a Third World country, more than for just a stopover at the airport.

              And all Third World countries have the same basic problems: overpopulation relative to resources and infrastructure, endemic corruption which prevented the establishment of infrastructure for their society at large, lack of free market economics rewarding investment and business risk-taking, lack of free and secret vote to allow for the people’s voice in how they are governed, and either pagan beliefs or atheism.

              There’s a reason we became the greatest nation in the history of the world. Read our history to find out why.

              Once Obama is gone and presuming we get this country back to where it should be, and should be going, we will be great again. The world is in turmoil because Obama has been doing as he was instructed: to destroy our nation domestically and internationally. Never think for one moment that the destruction he has caused has been due to ineptitude or other mere human foibles. It has been mapped out from the start — remember the “more flexibility” exchange with Medvedev? — and the proof of the pudding is that there has been SO MUCH that has been screwed up, it is impossible for it not to have been deliberate.

              The best we can hope for while treading water waiting for Obama to leave, is that our true allies realize that what they see of America on the international stage is not truly representative of what America has become — it is a temporary anomaly and only the most illiterate and dependent parasites of American society are happy with what Obama has done. The rest of us — and we are the overwhelming majority — are simply holding on until he is gone.

              And when he goes, it will be a sight to see. The mounting wave of rejection of him and everything he stood for will be — in the truest sense of the word — awesome.

          • Archivist says:

            If you think that China is the only country that uses human waste for fertilizer, do a search for “land application.” I learned about it in the 1960s on a science field trip to the local sewage plant.

            • Kulafarmer says:

              Over here there is a product marketed as eco compost, is a combination of treated human waste and reduced green waste composted into topsoil, i would never use it here but the county gives it to other farmers for free. Hundreds of tons of it,,, no thanks

      • Archivist says:

        The dollar index is not an absolute measure. It simply compares the dollar with other currencies. Right now, the dollar is temporarily not sinking quite as fast as the other currencies. But they are all sinking in absolute terms.

      • laeagle says:

        Anon,

        I believe you have it right, Sir/Madame. Corruption is a major problem throughout the world. My friends in India talk about how it is well nigh impossible to get any project going without having to pay tremendous “under-the-table” payouts (baksheesh) to corrupt government officials. This is why even in the greatest democracy in the world they are unable to get ahead. Even government funds allocated for a particular project or region gets siphoned off before a tiny fraction reaches those for whom it was intended. Most third-world countries suffer the same malady of corruption.

        The problem with Authoritarian countries like China and Russia, Cuba, Iran, and many others is that there is no guarantee that your private property or investment is secure. A person’s property can be expropriated or nationalized without compensation to the owner as it is ‘redistributed to the masses’. You are always at the mercy of the capricious PTB and their laws and regulations which can change at the drop of a hat. Your property and your investments have absolutely no protection. Many have found that even their lives were at risk and not protected or found to have inherent value.

        Many admire Vladimir Putin who is beginning to behave like the (line of Kim) dictators of North Korea, trying to scare the West into submission. Recent Russian nuclear exercises should not be taken with a grain of salt as mere saber-rattling, but, it should remind us that there are a lot of crazy people out there and one of these days they are liable to start something they cannot stop. As Napolean once said, “Scratch a Russian, and you will find a Tatar”. Those who long to embrace their fellow ‘white’ and ‘christian’ Russian may wake up to a surprise when they are face-to-face with the reality of Napolean’s profound observation.

        More and more, the world is beginning to wake up to the fact that the big O is a big empty Zero who has absolutely nothing of substance to offer a world that is crumbling and in flames as he repeatedly hides his head in the sand like the proverbial Ostrich. Denial doesn’t solve problems nor does it diminish the truth of hard facts. It is hard to believe that ‘leading from behind’ is something they teach at the Harvard Business School.

        We must fight back and take ‘our country back’! There is no escape to a ‘promise land’. The Russian Ruble, Indian Rupee and the Chinese Yuan may look attractive to some who hate the ‘almighty dollar’, but, there is no comparison. It will be like the moth attracted to the fire. It will consume you! Better to invest in all kinds of PMs and arable dirt.

        It is wrong to demonize folks like the Durango Kid and Barn Cat. I believe they are well meaning and have contributed their fair share of insightful comments to this forum. To demonize and degrade those you disagree with is a tactic of Alinsky who truly admired Lucifer and was a self-proclaimed disciple of the same. There really is no place for such tactics at this forum.

        Only Truth can set us free! State your case, make your argument, and let the chips fall where they lay.

        Meanwhile Godspeed with the 4 Ps: Pray, Plan, Prepare, and Prep.

        Louisiana Eagle’s Eyrie view of the world

    30. B-17 says:

      O.K. when, were, and what time is all going to crash.

      I have heard this how many times?????

      All I here is GLOOM and DOOM with know results.

      • Unreconstructed Southron says:

        If you don’t have results it’s your fault. All Mac is doing is showing you what your results need to be.

        If not, you want like your result much.

      • Old Guy says:

        B17 like you ive heard the predictions and that predicted date comes and passes and nothing happened. I don’t rightly know when the crash will personally happen to me. For some its already here. If everything you own is destroyed by a landslide, flood, earthquake or other clatyclism and the insurance wont pay. SHTF just happened to you. I do know this the USA is bankrupt deep in debt and the kickanistan economics are not sustainable. There are too many parasite takers and too few making producers and that is not sustainable. Ok im old and if SHTF never happens to me before I die that’s wonderful. best case result is to prep for something that doesn’t happen. Now Im not letting gloon & doom & prepping rule & run my life. Im not doing anything I don’t enjoy and am not forsaking fun entertainment and pure joy of living . my preps are tempered with moderation and reason. actually I don’t evpect some collossol big event that happens in one day or week. Its a creeping slowly strangulation and eroding and not every place at the same rate of regression. You don’t need to be a looney to realize the whole world and especially the USA is in decline. The UN and NWO agenda 21 folks planned it. and so far their plan is working.

    31. watching and waiting says:

      This is why we prep?

      How many articles have been posted about a collapse of the dollar? Why should anyone here be caught completely unprepared?

      Our world is getting ready to change…..

    32. I’m sure most of the “hard money” people on here have heard of Mike Maloney. You know he is a big proponent of gold and silver.

      This quote is from a documentary he was in some five or six years ago about the dollar collapse:

      “It is when stocks and real estate are bottoming that I intend to sell my gold and silver and buy up as much true wealth as I can.”

      So even a gold bug like Maloney considers PMs to be a commodity to use to aquire “real” wealth.

      • buttcrackofdoom says:

        so, what’s yer point?…gold shouldn’t be owned right now?most all investments go up and down….i got no problem owning gold now and it will buy MUCH more farmland after the collapse than it will now. i just sold MY house, because i don’t want to see it fall in value by HALF…(did the same thing in 06). buy low and sell high, i say, what’s wrong with that?….follow the MATH….like gravity, it’s the LAW!…and can’t be dicked with for long.

    33. Warchild Dammit! says:

      OK,found a pretty good article about stuck in the city survival.I would rather not be in a city but some folks have to at least during work day,not much new for regulars but for new folks might find it helpful,most of these ideas apply anywhere,tis from a good site USCrow; ht tp://uscrow.org/2014/09/07/preppers-can-survive-city/,as always,put a space in http to avoid being another contestant in the moderation game,time to go to work,enjoy the day all.

    34. ht
      tp://www.theverge.com/2014/9/8/6120971/cops-are-seizing-hundreds-of-millions-of-dollars-from-drivers-and

      ht tp://news.yahoo.com/high-school-girl-taunted-beaten-bus-stop-acting-035032786.html

    35. nlightened2 says:

      If there is a Pandemic like Ebola we would lose over half the worlds people and reduce the need for these coveted resourses so that the price of those beloved resources drop like a hot rock.

    36. nlightened2 says:

      If you want to fight the war on terror, fight the fear in your own heart. Just do it baby!

    37. swinging richard says:

      It will be interesting to see how this plays out. This country has spent billions in aid to help out other countries. Every time there is a crisis you can bet the USA will be there. Lets see if our friends remember this or turn their backs on us.

    38. The Prophet says:

      The government of the US already has an algorithm with your name on it. It has one for every known person in the US. Why? Surely they don’t have your best interests at heart. They have the survival of the government and the politicians as number one priority. You can and will be replaced by millions of immigrants, if need be. You just exist, for now, on the Globalist Plantation. When they decide that they don’t need you any more, the algorithm will find you.

      • Old Guy says:

        I realize that continuity of government is number one in the now plans. And the mostly white land owning making producing middle class is no longer needed or wanted. Because they don’t need our production or votes. And we don’t make good peons & serfs. So we are being replaced by the brown skinned folks from south of the border. only one thing and it is a big obstacle. Most of us white redneck crackers have firearms. And for the most part we are decendants of the misfits of society. our ancestors where the Vikings crusaders and rabble who refused to be ruled by others. Its in out DNA to fight and kill . Shoot if we cant find a common perceived enemy to fight with we fight with each other. What do you thing a football game is? and when push comes to shove we counstition gun owning freedom loving non compliant misfits possibly might win or not win however if we lose the victory would come at great cost.

    39. ht tp://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/09/07/watch-nypd-officers-take-turns-beating-bronx-man-after-search-turns-up-nothing/

    40. chugga says:

      who’s the racist?

      “Black people kill more black people every six-months than the KKK did in 86-years.” ~ Alan West, black politician

      “Centuries of White Mobb killings” – lol

      From 1882-1968, 4,743 lynchings occurred in the United States. Of these people that were lynched 3,446 were black. The blacks lynched accounted for 72.7% of the people lynched.
      Out of the 4,743 people lynched only 1,297 white people were lynched. That is only 27.3%. Many of the whites lynched were lynched for helping the black or being anti lynching and even for domestic crimes.
      So, over a span 86 years, 3,446 black people were lynched (many were lynched for actual crimes, mind you); that’s roughly 40/lynchings per year [1882-1968].

      Blacks seven times more likely to commit murder than any other race.
      Blacks eight times more likely to commit robbery than any other race.
      Blacks thirty-nine times more likely to commit violent crime against whites than whites against blacks.
      Blacks 136 times more likely to commit robbery against whites than whites against blacks.
      Blacks commit more crime against whites than blacks, 45% of their victims are white. 43% are black and 10% are Hispanic
      When whites commit violent crime, 3% of it is against blacks
      10% of youth gang members are white = 90% non-white
      Hispanics 19 times more likely to be in youth gangs
      Blacks 15 times more likely to be in youth gangs
      Asians 9 times more likely to be in youth gangs
      Blacks commit sexual assault or rape against 34,000 white women every year [a conservative estimate; more likely twice that figure]
      Whites commit rape against less than 10 black women every year
      2005 Colour of Crime Report – taken from FBI crime statistics.

      chugga

    41. Socrates says:

      CDC: Potential Ebola Case at Miami Hospital

      It was only a matter of time. I actually thought Detroit, Minnesota or Florida be first. Looks like Florida wins this round, or loses as the case may be.

      A potential case of Ebola is being treated at a Miami-area hospital, officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.

      The details of the case and patient weren’t immediately known.

      •3rd American Aid Worker With Ebola Is Boston Doctor

      The possible case in Florida comes as health officials worldwide continue to try to control what the CDC says is the largest Ebola outbreak in history. More than 2,100 cases of Ebola have been confirmed since the current outbreak started in December of last year in West Africa. Suspected deaths are at 1,848.

      h t tp://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/CDC-Potential-Ebola-Case-at-Miami-Hospital-274343711.html

      • Main port of entries should be extra vigilant on any travelers coming from areas of questionable heath risks

        Miami
        Houston
        Dallas
        Chicago
        Detroit metro
        N.Y. airports that have customs

        hell any air port of entry , and any water ports of entry as well

    42. Rebel Mel says:

      Paper money has had the effect in your state that it will ever have, to ruin commerce, oppress the honest and open the door to every species of fraud and injustice- George Washington

    43. um yeah, dont pack at kroger ( as if!)
      SHANNON WATTS FROM MOMS DEMAND ACTION wants you dead at the hands of your attackers

      remember her

      ht tps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK-nlsI4-C0

    44. Anonymous says:

      Hey, do any of you fine folks out there use flo jack pumps on your wells ? I am using a torpedo bucket and thinking of upgrading to a flow jack

      • Old Guy says:

        I checked out the flo jack website. It will likely work however its kinda pricey. and then looked at the U tube videos of the home built versions. I researched everything about hand & windmill powered pumps. then Just two weeks ago For $75 worth of plastic PCV pipe & fittings and two home made check valves I built a very efficient hand pump that I installed in a 6 inch cased well. I plan on building a Savonus Rotor windmill to power it. ive got a 250 gallon tank that is 10 feet above the natural ground. that water will gravity feed every thing. I built a small prototype first and worked out all the problems. then I built the larger version. The piston seal was the hardest. I made two groves in the PCV piston and installed two rubber o rings. The static water level in my well is 12 feet. I set the pump at 60 feet. that gives me about 70 gallons of water standing above the foot valve. then the well water static level gets pumped down and the pump starts sucking air . it recovers in about 1/2 hour. What I have is a pounded well that apparently hit a spring around between 12 & 20 feet. And it flows about 2 gallons per minute. So to ensure enough water they drilled down 200 feet. So at about a gallon & a half of water for every foot of 6 inch well if I put my foot valve a 200 feet I could pump 290 gallons from the well. At 200 feet the friction caused by that much sucker rod ( my sucker rod is 1/2 inch schedule 80 PVC) would require more power to pump. We have another regular deep well 450 ft with a one horse 220 volt submersible pump. its great when the electric is working. its down into the aquifer. my wife is elated with the pump in the old spring fed well. the spring water is much colder and we think it taste better . and it don’t cost a penny and no parsite gets any tax from the deal. ive used a well bucket pulley & rope . not much fun.

    45. Anonymous says:

      Thanks old guy. This is the second time you have helped me out. Thanks again. Windmill is an awesome idea also

    46. Anonymous says:

      Hey old guy this is okie rebel. My name isn’t showing when I post it says I am anonomous or however it is spelled. I have same set up with water collector ten foot at top of collector above ground. Using gravity also. Thinking of using a solar panel powered twelve volt pump to tie in water line to the house so the misses will be able to have a more normal life when the balloon goes up. Thanks again for the help.

    47. Socrates says:

      All the naysayers who claim ‘the dollars death is greatly exaggerated”. You might want to change your tune. They are calling for it to end in the open now…

      Obama’s Former Chief Economist Calls For An End To US Dollar Reserve Status
      Authored by Jared Bernstein, originally posted Op-Ed at The NY Times,

      There are few truisms about the world economy, but for decades, one has been the role of the United States dollar as the world’s reserve currency. It’s a core principle of American economic policy. After all, who wouldn’t want their currency to be the one that foreign banks and governments want to hold in reserve?

      But new research reveals that what was once a privilege is now a burden, undermining job growth, pumping up budget and trade deficits and inflating financial bubbles. To get the American economy on track, the government needs to drop its commitment to maintaining the dollar’s reserve-currency status.

      (from ZeroHedge site)

    48. swampratt says:

      All the comments here sound great but fact remains until
      we the people stand up and fight voting will get you
      no where all the political PIGS are only worried about
      filling their pockets they will the elite DICKS until
      the last dollar is handed out It wasn’t long ago a
      little country Scotland fought and died to run the pig
      english king out of their country not long after that
      a little country called AMERICA kicked another PIG
      English pig king out of their country and they fought
      and died now its time for us to fight and die and kick the PIGS who sold us out out of our country

    49. chucky beston says:

      Uranium is bad for the planet and future generations. I’ll pass on the Brazil resource sector.

    50. darlag says:

      The dollar is not in any immediate danger. Most of the world’s debt is denominated in dollars and one of the characteristics of a deflationary depression is that people opt to pay down debt in lieu of spending. As the coming deflationary spiral gets stronger, the dollar will skyrocket in price relative to other global currencies.

      But what happens after the deflationary bottom hits – 2-5 years from now, is anybody’s guess.

      http://www.globaldeflationnews.com/u-s-dollar-indexelliott-wave-historical-update/

    51. Nathan says:

      Join the Bit coin or other crypto currency revolution then they have no power over us or use barter can’t tax barter LOL.

     

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