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    Warning For Americans: Be Safe and Stay Alert. It’s Coming.

    Mac Slavo
    September 13th, 2011
    SHTFplan.com
    Comments (335)
    Read by 766 people

    In June of this year we published our first on the ground report from Greece provided to us by long-time SHTFplan.com contributor Manos.

    As Greece continues to deteriorate it is no doubt foreshadowing what’s to come for the rest of the world’s developed nations in the near future, Manos is keeping us updated and he is very concerned about the future of his country, as well as the spreading of the contagion which will soon envelop advanced economies around the globe.

    Greece provides us a microcosmic view of what an economic, financial, political and societal collapse looks like. In 13 Signs of a Societal Collapse, Tess Pennington details some of the events we’ll see happening during a systemic break down of nations. You’ll note that the US is well on its way, meeting some of the criteria, but Greece is now sitting at the precipice, with perhaps weeks or months left before the world Greeks have come to know over the last twenty years is completely destroyed. If Greece falls, the Euro may go with it, which means extremely serious (as in possible military confrontations in the future) consequences in the region.

    Here’s the latest from Greece, and it should be a wake up call.

    This is happening right now, in an economy and political system that was supposed to be centrally managed to avoid such things. We are witnessing the collapse of the first domino, and the chain reaction’s blast wave will obliterate the societies of entire first world nations.

    On the ground report from Greece by Manos
    September 11, 2011

    …It’s very important because all our discussions and postings seem to come true.

    After our socio-fascist government implemented all of Germany’s directives, the Greek people have come to an absolute desperation and poverty.

    What is also outrageous is the fact that are own government has passed the message to the global banksters and other nations that Greek people are
    lazy and incapable.

    Today, after two years of screwing and pressing us, most households and businesses have stopped paying. Stopped paying taxes, utility bills, toll fees, or anything else related to the government.

    Two hours ago, this same government announced a new property tax (added to the 2 previous ones). This one will be calculated on every and each household, business, cottage, or even a barn for animals. It will be 4 euros per square meter calculated immediately, to be paid by this December the latest.

    Once again let me tell you that we are not a lazy nation or useless people.

    This has to do with some 4% of the working force, and all of them public servants who were hired by each government in order to gain votes for its next election campaign. So what’s actually happening is the same person who hired those people, now tries to persuade the rest of the nation that they are incapable.

    The steps were very wisely thought out and implemented by the globalists.

    • They made fools out of us
    • They turned one against the other.
    • They decreased salaries and wages.
    • They increased prices of necessary goods.
    • They put us into poverty.
    • Now they demonize property by implementing more and more taxes
    • The next steps are to force us sell our properties to German and Chinese companies, and create jobs in German and Chinese factories for the thousands of hungry.

    Please Mac, pass the message. Your people must learn from our suffering.

    We are finished.

    Alert yor friends, relatives, co-workers.

    Be safe and stay alert. It’s coming.

    It’s clear that the Greek people are suffering in an untenable situation and Manos’ sentiment is that it is only going to get worse in Greece, the rest of Europe, and the United States. The steps cited by Manos as evidence of his country’s collapse mirror similar events unfolding here at home. The coordinated attacks on the world’s economies are coming to a head, and the situation is dire. The people of Greece are paying the price, but they won’t be alone.

    As our friend Manos said… It’s coming. Be safe and stay alert.

    Editor’s Note: We are grateful to our friend Manos in Greece and wish him and his beautiful family the very best as they live through these troubling times. We can not express enough thanks that Manos would take the time to share his experiences with our community. Even in time of strife, confusion and panic, Manos has been generous enough to share with the intention of warning others about how they can prepare themselves for the life changing events we are sure to experience as we move forward.

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    Author: Mac Slavo
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    Date: September 13th, 2011
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    1. RICH says:

      It’s not coming here any time soon I can assure you . We have been hearing this over and over for years and they will simply fire up the presses and bail them our to buy another few years ! MARK MY WORDS…..GUARANTEED.

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      • hbeachrealist says:

        I guess you’re right, Rich. Everything is going to be okay in America. They’ll simply “fire up the presses” and there will be no consequences whatsoever.

        I guess I have nothing to worry about.

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      • TooBad says:

        Yeah, me too. Started to get tired of hearing this shit everyday, but in the back of my head its telling me I still need to be prepared anyway.

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      • Edge Perfection says:

        I agree with you Rich. All I have to say is that the US dollar is the WORLD RESERVE CURRENCY. I’m also sick and tired of hearing how the EU will collapse starting with Greece. They have been saying this for years now and still manage to keep everything afloat and running. The US will continue on for probably another 4 to 8 years. Its going to be a very slow and very painful collapse for the US, death by a thousand cuts.

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        • I wonder if Manos can back up his claim that “most” are not paying anything to the government now? That seems hyperbolic to me. I can see most anarchist, libertarians and the like wanting to do that, but few willing to risk going to prison in doing so.

          And while I can see we are headed in the wrong direction in the USA our currency is still the worlds currency. Only when that ends are we headed in the “Greek, English, Argentinian” way. That is some time off – I was thinking Thanksgiving of 2011 if Assad wanted to make it happen by forcing an OPEC vote to drop the dollar on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and then having some of his elite troops hit Mexico and Canadian pipelines….then STHF on Monday.

          Just kidding on the above (I hope). This ship can still be righted. We can still return to a gold, silver and copper backed currency if we wanted too. We could balance our budget if we wanted too. We could get off the foriegn oil tit if we wanted too, but alas the sheeple don’t yet want too.

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          • Daisy says:

            American currency is NOT the world’s currency any longer. Many merchants in other countries no longer accept the American dollars they used to covet before. Many of the businesses in border towns here in Canada have signs up saying do not accept American money at this time.

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          • Hey Daisy,

            Well OPEC takes the dollar. The majority of nations on the planet – including some that hate us – keep the dollar as their reserve currency. So are we to assume its not the world currency when a shop keeper on a border town stops taking it – or perhaps when nations stop banking it as their reserve currency? Hmmmm?

            I’m sorry to be so sarcastic, but the relevance is important is it not? When OPEC stops taking dollars, when China/Russia/Brazil and a few others stop buying US dollars/bonds…..then I see the hand writing coming to SHTF…..those things are NOT happening right now.

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          • durango kidd says:

            Daisy: Historically, the percentage of trade in the world that is exchanged in dollars has fluctuated between 55-70%. As I remember, it is around 60% now, down a bit in the last few years. Nothing Americans need to get concerned about with all those dollars Uncle Ben has printed. They will be used. Many nations covert OUR dollar.

            Overall, the percentage of trade in dollars compared to other currencies is probably considerable; kind of like the level of gold WE have compared to any other individual nation.

            If you get concerned, buy the Chinese (RMB) yuan. Its appreciating at about 5% a year, just don’t take them down to China Mart and expect to get very far with them.

            The clerk would not know what to do.

            As for not taking US Dollars, guess what? Merchants here in America generally won’t take Canadian or any other currency either.

            I won’t be losing any sleep over it. :-)

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          • Daisy says:

            It’s completely understandable that other countries won’t accept pesos or rupees or what-have-you. I suppose my comment is directed towards the lack of faith had in the American dollar, where people used to salivate over the possibility. It’s considered a losing proposition these days. If not losing, then at the very least, risky.

            I do understand the grand scheme is greater than the storekeepers of Niagara Falls, Ontario. It’s just such a change from my first trip over the border, 18 years ago.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Five words for you daisy. Did you vote for BO? Six more. How many countries have you traveled? Do you know what the USDX is?

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          • willie wonka says:

            Its well known that for a generation, maybe more, avoiding taxes in Greece is a national pastime and an art form, so no, there is no Hyperbole

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          • Mr. Blutarsky says:

            Daisy didn’t vote for the community organizer – she’s from canada – but she would have if she lived here. She supports welfare and is anti-American. A perfect obama fit.

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          • Daisy says:

            #1 – I live in Canada – I am not Canadian. I’m American.

            #2 – I’ve lived in the US, Canada, England, Italy and Mexico over the past 10 years. I move around for work, which, btw is an American company. I’ve visited 4 other countries during this time, but did not “live” in them.

            #3 – I support assistance where needed – not for freeloaders but for people in a difficult position with no other options. I also don’t believe innocent children should be left to starve, no matter what kind of deadbeats are raising them.

            # – I believe in the Bible, the Constitution and the United States itself, in that order. I don’t affiliate myself with any particular party and I prefer to give the benefit of the doubt until proven otherwise.

            Attack me all you want – I’m simply giving anecdotal theories that have come from personal experience. I’m not the world’s most knowledgeable person about every subject and I never claimed to be.

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          • Brian says:

            Jim, it’s not that OPEC accepts dollars that makes it the world reserve it’s that they Require payment in USD and I believe I read recently that has changed or is changing. Can’t remember the details of the article I read.

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        • cathy says:

          W ae not going to be te world’s reserve currecy for very long. China and a numbe of other nations discussed this back in February. They ar just waiting for the ‘right time’ to destroy us.

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      • Beefcake says:

        I hope you’re being sarcastic, it’s hard to tell from reading a comment. The more and more they fire up the printing presses the more and more people will start to opt out of paper currency by investing in barterable goods or PMs. Once the banking system becomes flooded with cash that nobody wants then hyperinflation will set in thus causing massive price increases in goods which will skyrocket far beyond the reach of most consumers. They are already out of options and time, no more magic bullets to slay this beast that is our jacked up economy.

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      • US Marines says:

        AAHHhhhh,…. yeah, sure Rich,… whatever you say.

        OHh,… by the way, maybe you haven’t heard about the latest buzz here in America,..lets see,….Hhmmmm,…Oohhh yeah:

        1) OVER 46 MILLION American are now living off the Obama Coupon (food stamps).

        2) Over 70% of all our industrial jobs have now been shipped over seas, and the remaining 30% are being pressured to move their operations,”out of contry”. (see “Gibson Guitar told to ship jobs to Madagascar” as just one example)

        Note: McDonalds recently announced it was hiring ~ 58,000 people,… and they did. Obama of course jumped on this announcing how this was a sign that his “Economic Policies” are statrting to work and jobs are coming back. What an Idiot he truly is.

        What the presstitutes did NOT report on a month or so later was, that over a MILLION people applied for these jobs. After hiring its 58,000 or so people, the rest were turned away. Do you understand what that REALLY means? This means that over a MILLION people were turned down for a minimum wage job flipping burgers!

        That is what you call the hallmark signature of economic death in this country.

        3) Over ONE MILLION FAMALIES a year are being kicked out of their homes. This has been going on since 2008, and is now accelerating.

        4) The Treasonous US Federal Gov’t has the US now involved in FIVE wars! (Iraq, Afghanstan, Libya, Syria, and Yeman)

        5) The Treasonous US Federal Gov’t has nearly 800 military bases in over 130 different countries. (Hhmmm, nothing wrong there!)

        6) It is now OFFICIAL FACT that rogue elements with the Treasonous US Federal Gov’t committed 9/11 and have used EVERY authoritative and Admistrative tool at their disposal to stop all avenues of LEGITIMATE investigation and accountability.

        Critical: This means that over 3,000 Americans were MURDERED by the US Federal Gov’t on 9/11 alone. The number of deaths casued to US military personnel and people of foreign countries is so extraordinary, that is to staggering for the average person to grasp.

        7) The Banking and Financial Elite of this country and the Central Banking Systems have fleeced TRILLIONS of dollars of wealth from this country,.. and others.

        8) The top 2% of the US populattion now controls over 80% of this nations wealth. (Hhmm,.. no problem here either, RRRIIIGGHHHTTT!,.. right! (wink, wink))

        9) The Treasonous US Federal Gov’t has instituted a MULTITUDE of Unconstitutional Agencies under the BULlSHIT excuse of “keeping us safe”. This of course includes the Agency of Treasonous Scumbags & Assholes (aka: TSA) that has mandated that MOLESTING every citizen, including the Eldery and small Children is “Necessary” to “keep us safe.

        10) The FBI now ROUTINELY searches peoples homes, property, finances and ANY OTHER apect of a persons life with NO WARRANT OF ANY KIND. Of course this is done under the guise of,….”keeping us safe….”. (HHmmm,… are you picking up on a theme here?). Of course, the fact is, the FBI hardly has any claim to being the largest abusers of Americans. There are so many TREASONOUS agencies and Dep’ts at the Federal level, it is now virtually impossible for any concerned American to get an accurate number, all under the guise of,… can you guess?,…. thats right!,.. “keeping us safe”!

        Wow!,… If we have so many Agencies, Dept’s and Services keeping us safe,… then how come Americans have never been more threatened and are facing such incredible dangers from our own TREASONOUS GOV’T?

        11) We have an illegal President and neitheer the Congress or the Courts are willing to uphold their Fuduciary Duties. They are in fact committing Treason also.

        12) ALL of the THREATS our FREEDOMS & LIBERTIES now face, we were warned about to watch for, 235 years ago,… by Jefferson himself,… and our other founding fathers. But we have “allowed” ourselves to believe that TYRANNY can not happen here,… again. WRONG, its happening RIGHT NOW!

        I could go on listing about 5 or 6,000 other “inconsequential” items, but I think even someone like you, who clearly has NOT been kicked out of their home yet, gets the idea by now.

        In short Rich,… either you live in a vacuum bottle, your a complete fuk’n moron, or a paid shill for the TREASONOUS US Federal Gov’t, in which case, you are a traitorous scab yourself (assuming your even “American??”)

        You and people like you need to fuck-off and die, your a jackass.

        From someone that has ACTUALLY fought for the Constituional Rights that are being stolen from us everyday.

        JD – US Marine

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        • Copout says:

          USMARINES: You are the one who is correct, voting is not going to work, there are no patriots, politicians are the enemy, the common man fights the wars, no one else. Don’t listen too the naysayers they only think they are the ones that have the answers, they mock you use sarcasm and become belligerent when someone agrees with them, yes its we the people and it is coming, and will gladly stand with you. There will be a collapse.

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          • Copout says:

            Correction the patriots are the common man, they won’t be found in gov. Some good? Then speak up loudly!

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          • US Marines says:

            Hi copout,

            Thank you. Marines will fight, but it will take all TRUE Americans to stand by our sides when the coming battle starts, and there will be blood and sorrow, but this is a fight for our very existence!, Do not underestimate the menacing nature of what is being planned for us!

            Please read my response just below to caryn, you may find it a little helpful.

            I have also posted a video link that you should watch and share with as many people as possible. It is the BEST video I have ever seen that explains 9/11 in under 5 minutes! Once you have seen it, please spread it around as far and wide as possible. Our major battle at this time is waking people up to the fact the US Federal Government is COMPLETELY TREASONOUS in every aspect of its actions & intentions, besides being the organization that actually committed 9/11.

            Good Luck my Fellow American!

            JD – US Marines – Defenders Of The US Constitution

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        • SmokyMtnLady says:

          The only reason we are “allowed” to vote is so we *think* we are in control and have a say in Gov’t. matters!! Keep the little people happy!!Your vote doesn’t do a darn thing! The corruption in the US is so far gone and there really isn’t ANYTHING we can do about it…not even Ron Paul can fix this mess!
          IF and that’s a big IF, they allowed RP to be elected, they would shut him down…fast! But he won’t be elected, you can see that from the lack of respect he is given…

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          • Cyber_Samurai says:

            Amen.
            I don’t know about the last couple of elections, but in the past, when the president has been elected, the man who became president could always be traced back to the crowned heads of Europe. Whichever candidate was most closely related to a monarch won the election. It’s kinda spooky how every single president has been “elected” that way.

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        • Bilbo says:

          Wow!!
          JD, you my friend need to take medication and chill. Why so angry. It ain’t that bad.

          “Lord grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

          — Saint Francis of Assisi

          You get one vote to affect change, then go about your life and find hapiness.

          Don’t be hatein’ cuz we don’t agree!!

          Love thy neighbor!!

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          • US Marines says:

            Hi Bilbo,

            If you love your neigbor that much, then you go over and blow him.

            Leave the saving the country to people who are willing to get off their ass and do something about it.

            The time for “polite” conversation has eneded, it is now time for hard truth and actions.

            FACT: Our country suffered a Covert Military Coup Detat on 9/11, our own government killed 3,000 Americans on that day, and then has destroyed the lives 10′s Of MILLIONS of Americans by destroying the financial prosperty of ALL except the top 3% of the population that now own a whopping 80+% of ALL the countrys wealth.

            How hard and deep do they have to FUCK YOU, FUCK OUR COUNTRY, FUCK OUR FUTURE, FUCK OUR CHILDRENS FUTURE before you decided its time to get angry and do something aobut it?

            Parasites like you ALWAYS find a way to justify your cowardice and unwillingness to act, but ALWAYS find a way to enjoy the benfits derived by the Brave and Couragous that are typically killed fighting for the very freedoms and liberties you refused to fight for yourself.

            Drop dead you asshole, you sickin me with flowerchild, let it be attitude. The only consulation I have is that when they have rounded YOU up and put you in one of the 800 FEMA Concentration Camps they have built around this country, you will probably be one of the first shoved into the ovens for disposal.

            your a fuk’n coward.

            JD – US Marines – Fighting to save this country.

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          • European American says:

            @ Bilbo

            Saint francis of Assisi?

            The Origin of the Serenity Prayer

            http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/11/us/11prayer.html

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        • JD….can you show me an example of the FBI’s unwarranted search of a persons home? You said it was routine so I’m curious since I just bought a bunch of guns and people said that was likely to happen to me, but I’m still waiting for one of them or BATF to show up?

          PS…yes the guns I bought were AR’s….5 of them actually. I enjoy shooting a lot.

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        • caryn says:

          i could not have said it better u.s.marine from another u.s.marine, married to a u.s.marine. this crap has been going on for at least sixty years and finally on the cusp of fruition for obama and his ilk.

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          • US Marines says:

            Hi caryn,

            Oh-Rah & Semper-Fi.

            Its good to see more Marines on these sites displaying a working knowledge of how corrupt, broken and treasonous the US Fed Gov’t has become.

            We are the great forgotten factor in the NWO (New World Order, or as I say,.. NSO – New Slave Order) calculations.

            One fighting US Marine is equal to 10,000 fighting bags of Federal Vomit.

            Organize your connections and plans now, store weapons in off-property locations, have two-way radio communications capabilities, and most of all, know your neigbors and who is willing to fight.

            Keep all those communications off net: Do NOT use your emails, texts, voice mail or ANY form of electronic communications for this, as ALL communications that goes thru any form of wire, fiber-optic, or wireless transmission is recorded and stored by the Feds. Even hard mail is intercepted once you have been “flagged”.

            Although the Feds out number us, have more more money, guns, equipment and manpower,… we have the moral highground and Americans WILL rally to preserving their Freedoms and Liberties, as opposed to supporting the Federal Government’s Tyranny.

            Good Luck Marine,

            Keep your powder dry, your sword sharp, and stay frosty. Don’t let them catch you napping.

            JD – US Marine – American Patriot Fighter

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          • US Marines says:

            Hi Marine,

            I just wanted to add the following.

            Here is the BEST video I have seen to date that explains 9/11 in less than 5 minutes.

            Please view it and pass it on!

            Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuC_4mGTs98&feature=player_embedded

            Thanks again Marine – Semper Fi – JD

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          • OMG! US Marine, I saw that video yesterday and I laughed for 5 minutes. Then I cried. The presentation was hilarious because the official line reads like a looney toons cartoon in order to get it all to work.

            For five years, I was so incredibly blind, a Bush supporter and a total moron thinking it was the “left” that did all the bad stuff.

            The saddest part? They take people like you and caryn and they use your honor and your dedication to make war against anyone they see as opponent to their elitist agenda. I mean this with all due respect: They take the best of the best and use them to perpetrate the worst of the worst and make insane profits while doing it. …all while stealing my dime to finance their injustice. They are able to do this because they have purchased, lock stock and barrel, all the information outlets. Hehehe. Until just a few years ago, that is. ;)

            They are owed. I surely hope we get a chance to pay them off.

            Thanks to both of you for your service. I am embarrassed by the conduct of our government.

            How can this continue?

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        • johnnyg says:

          Semper Fi us marine!!!! you said it all.. my son is and his uncle and myself were marines. i pray all who read these comments;and finally see the road we have been pushed down. we the people can no longer stand for this!!! . take care all and god bless.. we all will need it…….

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          • Copout says:

            US Marine: Awesome words two brothers firefighters, two including myself cops, you speak the truth. 9/11 occurred while I was on duty, how angry I was about the Arabs, but then started investigating. Now I know the truth, this country is done, all my brothers who now are ministers say it is done. You don’t push God or patriots any further than allowed. NWO survival site is a must see, including videos. That’s stuff is the truth. Christian does not equal doormat!

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          • US Marines says:

            Hi johng (& copout just below this comment),

            I am heartened to hear that some Americans are awake and that they are fed-up with a gov’t that has gone Treasonous.

            AS copout said, “Christian does NOT equal dorrmat”!

            Because this country is still mostly Christian, the US Gov’t, The NWO, Zionists and others have taken advantage of our giving disposition.

            It is now clear that the only thing we Christians should be “giving” these prick bastards,.. is the Tip Of The Sword!

            I pray all Christians,.. and ALL Americans wake up and realize what the REAL agenda of this Treasonous Gov’t is!

            Below, I wrote a response comment to Justin Kase outlining their agenda a little, please read it, it effects you, your family and all us Americans.

            Fact: The US Federal Goverment committed 9/11,.. as well as a multitude of other Crimes Against Humanity and individuals.

            Solution: Abolish the Treasonous US Federal Government and ALL it Criminal Agencies to the last!

            Let not a single vestige remain to infect its replacment!

            How do we know this is the right thing to do?

            I quote:

            “Accordingly, all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

            But, when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, IT IS THEIR DUTY, to throw off such government and provide new guards for their future security.”

            Thomas Jefferson – Declaration Of Independence – Latter portion of 2nd Paragraph – Empahsis Added.

            That was Jefferson, NOW,… its our turn!:

            DECLARATION TO ABOLISH OUR TREASONOUS US FEDERAL GOVERNMENT:

            We The People Of These United States, have long passed the point of, “abuses and usurpations” from a government that is determined to reduce us to living, “under absolute despotism.”

            We The People herby now declare that our sufferings are no longer tolerable!

            We The People find our Founding Fathers Instructions to abolish such tyranny is just and necassary to RESTORE the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity!

            We The People declare the US Federal Government IS Null & Void and will no longer submit to its tyranny!

            We The People shall fight with all our spirit, all our strengths, and all our might, to defeat such evil that the US Federal Government is now completely corrupted with, and morally bankrupt from!

            We The People, in preparation for the coming fight, say openly: Let the next bullet fired be, “The Second Shot Heard Round The World!”

            A Call To Arms: Arise Americans, Fight now for our stolen liberties, or forever know that YOU allowed your children to become slaves, or worse,… murdered by Federal butchers in their FEMA camps!

            John Dignut – US Marine – Defender Of The US Constitution

            Note: The above is not my real name, however, should anyone wish to publish or use this, I will be more than willing to take the risk of having my real name PROUDLY displayed below this Declaration.

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        • RICH says:

          and that is regional only ….this isnt happening in my area and all the CRAP you posted is exactly what you would get in any retraction……believe what you want but in time you will see im right !!! 12 months from now we will be commenting on the same articles…..WANNA BET ?

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        • Paul Revere says:

          You are right on.

          Semper Paratus

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        • Diane says:

          JD
          Thank you. Absolutely, each point spot on.
          D

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          • US Marines says:

            Hi Diane,

            Thank you providing some links to Jim above.

            I will look themover myself tommorrow.

            To address Rich’s dilusional belief that everything is fine now and will contiue to be so, I’d like to take his expectation and modify it slightly. Its not a question of “if”,…but “when”.

            Basically he thinks that everything will not get much worse anytime soon.

            The realty is, it is a 100% certainty that all the western cultures are at the end of their ropes.

            What Rich doesn’t seem to understand is that financial systems (like most systems) are non-linear.

            This is a nice fancy term to describe how systems that fluctuate within a given range suddenly reach its own catastrophic failure point, called its “tipping point”.

            The reality is, Europe is financially folding AT THIS MOMENT and the US doesn’t owe 15 Trillion (our national debt), when you count ALL the debts the US now has, it actually closer to 200 TRILLION Dollars.

            The 15 Trillion can not be paid off, so where does someone like Rich think that puts the 200 Trillion dollar problem?

            Fact: Never in human history have so many people been alive on this planet, Never before in human history have so many countries been so indebted, ESPECIALLY the US & Europe. It is ABSOLUTELY impossible to pay off ANY of these debts. All the financial systems across the world are at their “tipping point”.

            The fact our financial system DIDN’T implode this summer doesn’t mean “they” miracalously fixed them or that its not coming, it just means you have a little more time to prepare,…that is a gift.

            The trick is to figure out what the real warning signs will look like as the system is entering its Late-Polapse Phase (happening right now, but started in 2007), and then is slipping into its Collapse Phase (which could be this Oct/Nov).

            The problem: The reaction time you may have avaialble to yourself to make suitable preparations as you go from the Late-Prolapse to Collapse Phase maybe only weeks, days, even just hours!

            There is no way to accurately define how long the Prolapse Phase will be, when the Collapse Phase will start, or how quickly either phase will deteriorate.

            There really is no precedent for this, so therefore, we have no previous model to guide expectations.

            This is where you just have to pay attention to the news, especially underground news sources so you can get a more accurate picture of whats ging on around the world.

            Thanks again Diane – JD – US Marines

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        • Bilbo says:

          Again I say you sir sound like an idiot!!! Take your meds and get a good nights sleep. It will all be better in the am.

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        • wc nitram says:

          U.S.Marines.Great post.Extensive list of our troubles that anyone with the knowledge of how to use their finger tips can find but choose to ignore. America is populated by sleep walking zombies who suffer from “normalcy bias”. Rich is a typical pinhead who refuses to see the forest for the trees. I am a survivalist and have been preparing my family for collapse for several years. We are about to be tested. Thank you for your service to America.

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          • US Marines says:

            Hi wc nitram,

            Thanks for the kind words!

            I’ve been in preparation mode since I came home (’93), but hadn’t gone at it with a sense of urgency until the last several months!

            But then again, I only took the Red Pill about year ago and did not realize how broken, corrupt and treasonous our gov’t had become until I started digging and talking to knowledgeable people.

            I pray that you and your family will fair well, as all the Comatose – American Idol Mezmorized Masses will be left in a state of shock and disbelief when the shtf!

            Once food goes scarce, people like me and you become primary targets!

            Take care and give my warmest regards to your family.

            JD – US Marines – Defenders Of The US Constitution

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        • ZW-M1911A1 says:

          JD, thank you for educating these idiots. Cowards is right. Keep up the good posts. ZW-M1911A1

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        • Justin Kase says:

          It is worse!

          9/11 was another step in a slow motion coup d’etat, whereby the elite, through their bankster led corporate oligarchy, consolidated further control of USA government and society. The elite had significant control before, of course, in order to pull this off; but now control is almost complete. As you noted, they have been playing this game since before Jefferson’s time, and mostly winning, as Warren Buffet is fond of pointing out. Every war the USA has fought from the “Civil War” on was started for corporate profit. It is not limited to the USA of course, but USA currently is chief enforcer worldwide.

          Their major danger is that we vastly outnumber them. As they consolidate their hold on worldwide wealth, and workers become less needed, look for the next wars (and other means) to cause major population reductions. They are experts at profiting from death and destruction. I am not privy to their plans, but that’s where this bus is headed.

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          • US Marines says:

            Hi Justin,

            Your DEAD-ON!

            What the Treasonous US Federal Gov’t has really been doing for the last decade is pre-positioning their strategic pieces.

            For those that have ever played Chess, you know you don’t go for the opponets King in the first,.. or second,.. or third move.

            Instead, you slowly advance your strategic pieces until the opposition has no options left, then you DEAL THE FATAL BLOW.

            That is EXACTLY what this Treasonous gov’t has been doing.

            If you look at the FEMA Camps, the NSA, TSA, Communication Hubs they have built, the tyrannical powers they granted themselves with the Un-Patriotic Act,.. it all leading to one thing,… extermination of the masses.

            I just had a conversation with a source that I cannot divulge here on an open net, but he had actually been to meetings where medical specialists had detailed the kind of pathogens they had developed specifically for producing, Mass Casualty Results.

            These pathogens have only one function – panademic.

            Hence the need for the FEMA camps.

            They are going to release biologically modified organisms into the general population, declare a pandemic, and announce how they “luckily” have large scale treatment facilities that people will have to be “quarantined” in,… FEMA Camps.

            Of course as the disease progresses, many in these FEMA camps will need to be “disposed” in a way that does not propagate the pathogen,… hence the ovens.

            Let there be no doubt in your mind about what their ultimate plan is.

            These pyschos of the NWO believe it is their “painful duty” to reduce the world population down 80% to less than 1 billion, for the good of mankind,… especially their kind.

            There is a way to stop them, a strategy that will work, but when I wrote Congressman, Radio Show Hosts, and influencial people to discuss it,.. I don’t even get the rudness of a letter response telling me to “fuck off and die”.

            If you know anyone that can help & is willing to listen to what is the only strategy that will work, please let me know.

            Thanks Justin.

            JD – US Marines

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        • Mr. Jones says:

          You “defended the constitution” as a marine, yet you indicate that the wars we are fighting are unjust?

          You are partially right; the wars we are fighting should be questioned, yet we have cowards such as yourself who claim to be part of the solution (e.g. being part of the military gang-bangers who are trained to take orders).

          When people stand united as Citizens, and refuse to serve under the flag of corruption and greed, it is then that we will defeat the pseudo-political traitors in that have established themselves in the name of “freedom”.

          Freedom is about living free, and is not found by supporting the ideal of war or supremacy, which it is clear you beleive.

          By the way; turn off your propaganda spewing nonsense. It’s clear your mind has been deluded with redneck propaganda (you think one man is responsible for this – the president…?) The problem is with the Citizens who keep buying into the propaganda designed to confuse and make the populace feel helpless (such as yourself).

          You and we are the solution not congress, or the president. Take to the streets and be heard.

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        • Violet says:

          that was pretty rad.

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        • Terri says:

          Well done and clearly stated.
          Thank you for fighting for USA.
          Some of us out here truly do appreciate your sacrifice.
          Many of us never wanted the first invasion and WMD that were never found. Many of us know war is not the anser, never has been.
          9/11 I fear you are correct Sir. I fear you are correct.
          You service members, deserve a great Commander-in-Chief.
          Unfortunately, we let you all down in 2008 but plan to fix our stupid error ASAP.
          AND, it can’t be soon enough.
          Very good summary of the crap situation we are all in.
          Well done.

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        • 22wisper says:

          WOW US Marine It is reasuring to know there are others who acutally get it.Most people I run into dont get it.This is why were at this point.I will stand with you.

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      • Really? You think making more useless money will save us or did you forget the /sarc? We do not have another few years. China who owns a majority of our foriegn stake in Treasuries has been very, imminently clear on the US getting its Fiscal House in order or else. When the monies we print inflate and then hyper-inflate us into Zimbabwe status, and fuel becomes so expensive your food cannot make the average 1500 mile trip it requires to make it to the grocery stores…this is salvation? I mean really? It is already here with a real inflationary rate of 1% per month as measured in the way inflation SHOULD be measured, inclusive of food and fuel costs (which it is not by Presidential Decree – Ben Bernake can not include those in his calculations) we are at a 12+% per year inflation as it stands. Really?

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      • durango kidd says:

        Rich is right. America is not Greece. After Greece defaults and exits the euro, then devalues its dracma, production will boom in Greece and it will become an export based economy.

        First in the toilet. First out.

        There will be years of difficulty as Greece adjusts, just as there were for Eastern Europe and Russia as they made the transition to a managed trade economy; managed by gangster banksters that is, instead of communists.

        There IS much wrong in America, but WE have time to fix it. begin now. Engage YOUR government. YOU are the government. This is OUR country.

        Demand the America WE remember. Demand the America OUR Founding Fathers gave US.

        Seal the border. Lower taxes and regulations. Deport all illegals. Demand FAIR TRADE rather than the “free trade – managed trade ” of the GB’s.

        Make some noise. Make some calls. The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Vote for Patriots for high office. Its OUR America to win or lose.

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        • Pip says:

          Yes we’ll grow forever and magicaly the supermarket will fill with everything your heart desires and you can have as many kids as you like and your president will love them like his own and we’ll all live happily ever after……. For fucks sake, wake up.

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          • durango kidd says:

            Pip: No, you should wake up. Really. Nothing ever manifests magically. My experience is that for something to manifest, it takes education, application, persistence, dedication, devotion, and sacrifice. Lots of sacrifice. And lots of time.

            Patience is faith in action so you continue to apply yourself, ignore the naysayers, and increase your determination. Yes, you will grow. You will grow from every disappointment; every failure. But you will grow.

            Your capacity will be stretched, your will fixed, and your spirit strengthened.

            Then if you are lucky the Grace of God moves in your life and you reap what you sow. That is the process for an individual. It is the same process for a group of like minded souls with their shoulders to the wheel. That is how change is manifested.

            Where the mind and the heart and the life are one, miracles occur.

            If you are going to sit on your hands and catch farts waiting for someone else to fix things, then all you’ll get is smelly hands.

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          • RICH says:

            YOU MAKE NO SENSE AT ALL !!! i forgot that my supermarket is empty ….oh yea i know……it will be empty SOON !!!!

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        • Copout says:

          Make some noise? Oh yeah that worked real well during townhall meetings regarding healthcare, they ain’t listening, its not part of the agenda, the wheel is falling off, grease is a waste of time. I have contacted my congressman here in Florida, response NOTHING!

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          • durango kidd says:

            Copout: Organize a group, join a group, maybe its a local tea party, or freedom connection, or maybe a “fringe” political party. Change your tactics. There is strength in numbers.

            Protest outside of his HOME. That will get his attention. You must be persistent. The next year is the time to participate as elections are coming.

            Somehow I never thought that you were a “quitter”. Are you?

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          • Actually that little effort lead to the installation of some 80 congressman in one off term election. Something unparalled in 100 years I believe. Our government was constructed to be difficult to change – change takes time. Fact is most of those 80 won’t even help get the job done but its a start.

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        • Sketch says:

          Actually, it was Iceland that was first in, and they told the IMF to GTFO… They are on the road to recovery as we speak.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Shit stirrer w first remark. Where is the fine print? “guaranteed” with what? Is that a life time guarantee, yours or ours? You can ass ure us with what?

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        • Copout says:

          DK: No, not a quitter ever, opt out of the bull$#@g yes, I am 52 and ain’t playing the game any longer, now you can continue to provoke and push me with you comments, that’s fine, you are arrogant and would greatly appreciate you backing off. I not here too play games this crap ain’t changing, you mock and show total disrespect, and for that I am extremely sorry to have engaged you in conversation! This is a public site understood, in person you won’t be as bold. I have had enough, Check please

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        • RICH says:

          thats a guarantee of at least 10-20 years and thats plenty of time to get things slowly back on track ! how many years are you gonna hear that we are gonna collapse and it doesnt before you wake the fuck up ???? HOW MANY YEARS ???? TELL ME

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      • Bilbo says:

        Ditto!!
        The Sky Is Falling!!!!

        I have beeh hearing this since 2008, and for the most part, things are still pretty good in the ol’ USA. I think even if there is a “collapse” it will be a short term situation that will pass. My advice just chill people!!! go to work, love your kids, and enjoy each day for the blessing it is….To much Gloom & Doom.

        We will be fine!!!!!!

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        • caryn says:

          if you have only been hearing this stuff since 2008 then you obviously have not done your homework..this stuff has been going on and getting worse with each passing year for the last sixty years or more. you need not only to read up on your history lessons but you need to have some serious conversations with our military friends we call veterans, and some of the old codgers who remember world wars, korea, and vietnam. you have a lot of work to do before you get to voice any advice bubba..oops i mean bilbo.

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        • RICH says:

          I agree…….doom and gloom will always sell to these fools !! i mean how many years are they gonna listen to the same warnings before they wake up ?? remember the story of the boy who cried wolf ?

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          • countrygirl says:

            Every society in history falls eventually, it sure seems that we are near the end or near a time of change. Being prepared for that time is the only responsible option in my opinion. And yes, I’m sitting here reading the comments after a couple of drinks, because I can.

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      • smith says:

        Except that they tell press what to say!

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      • jrsmac says:

        Some of you have heard of David Wilkerson.
        They made a movie about him several years ago, called “The Cross and the Switchblade.”
        Here are some visions given to him in 1973, and 2001.
        I edited this because it is long, but go to url if you want to read all of it.
        The reference to Greece here is very timely.

        http://chapter126.wordpress.com/2010/05/11/when-the-first-country-greece-goes-down-youll-have-two-weeks-to-get-your-money-out-of-the-bank-fall-2001-david-wilkerson/

        When The First Country (Greece?) Goes Down, You’ll Have Two Weeks To Get Your Money Out Of The Bank – Fall 2001 – David Wilkerson
        Posted on 2010/05/11 by jesuknecht

        http://live.radioamerica.org/loudwater/player.pl?upload=3856&name=wnd

        Will Greece’s Default be the start of the chain reaction?
        (Please note, that Greece has not defaulted yet)‏

        Regarding the chain of events, described in a prophetic word (see below), that is attributed to David Wilkerson to the awaited economic collapse, Greece is a much better fit for the start of the chain reaction then Kuwait or Iceland was:

        The trigger was described as:
        “Very soon a European or North African or Eastern nation is going to default on its international loan”

        Greece is a good fit for three reasons:

        Hangs below Europe towards Africa, almost in between – is this why David Wilkerson had some vagueness?

        Greece is long considered the root of Western Thought – it is foundational in terms of spiritual roots of western progress and prosperity. It would make sense that God would take out that foundation at the start in keeping with a converse form of the verse: “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?”

        It is clear from the scurrying by the EU over the weekend that more than just me knows that if Greece falls, there is a ripple effect here that is started. And we know that even with the 986 Billion they scraped together for the EU overall, it is too little too late. This whole system is coming down so God’s people can shine forth the light.

        David Wilkerson described in a prophecy:

        God is saying: Get our lives straight… Get rid of idols… Seek the face of God in holiness…

        God will be a wall of fire about you… And the glory in the midst of you!

        It’s about to happen—very soon, one nation, and I’m speaking prophetically–if I’ve ever heard anything from God in my life, I heard it … Very soon a European or North African or Eastern nation is going to default on its international loan and when that happens, within two weeks, Mexico is going to default.

        Mexico owes $100 billion —80% of it to American banks—and here’s what is going to happen: about two weeks after the first country goes bankrupt, (we’re going to survive that, because most of that (money of the first country) is owed to European banks—German, Swiss and French banks) but a second country is going to go down, probably Argentina or Brazil, and we’ll kind of live that down and say: “Well, maybe it’s not going to hurt,” but two weeks after the first country goes down, Mexico’s going to default on $100 billion.

        And when the banks open the next day at 9 in the morning, $15 billion an hour is going to be withdrawn from our American banks – they’re going to be running our banks-the Arabs—all the Latin American countries, they’re going to be running our banks- and before the day is over, the U.S.A is going to have to declare a “bank holiday.”

        Six month of horror

        And we’re going into six months of the worst hell America has ever seen—there’s going to be chaos—not even the National Guard’s going to be able to quiet it down—we’re going to have to call out the whole U.S. Army.

        Now I’ve had visions recently, for I’ve been in New York City and I was in Macy’s in a vision, and I saw people walking around stunned because they couldn’t get their money out of the bank.

        Now I’m going to give you a word of advice, the first country goes bankrupt—I’ve documented this and I’ve got it sealed in an envelope, and I’m going to call all my friends and I’m telling you—this is the first time I’ve said it in a public meeting like this—but the first country that bellies up, you go get every dime you have—church get your money out of the bank–because there’s going to be a ‘bank holiday’ and you won’t be able to get a dime for six months. Now, of course, there’s going to be -restored, but the nation will never be like it is again.

        There’s going to be fear like we’ve never known—judgment at the door. When I was at Macy’s Dept. store in a vision and I watched people walking around stunned, they didn’t know what to do, they didn’t know what was happening; then a bunch of people walked into Macy’s and suddenly went wild and began to steal and within an hour everybody—I saw the spirit of everybody in the store—they were robbing and stealing—they raped Macy’s and destroyed five floors— Macy’s was raped and ruined in a period of an hour or two.

        That’s just the beginning. Folks it’s all in this book (the bible) —we’ve been warned and warned and warned—you can’t tell me God hasn’t warned us. You can’t tell me God isn’t saying something awesome here tonight in this church…we better get our prayer life straightened up, our lives straightened up, get rid of the idols, as Paul writes, and seeking the face of God in holiness or you’re not going to be ready for what’s coming. God’s warning, get ready and you’ll not fear these things that come onto you and you’ll start rejoicing, you’ll not be afraid because your hands will be clean. You’ve been praying and God’s building a wall of fire around you to keep you.”

        We’d like to teach you a song about God’s protection. It goes like this.:

        “There’s a wall of fire around me…There’s a wall of fire between my soul and the enemy.

        There’s a wall of fire that you can’t see…Between my soul and the enemy. There’s a wall of fire around me. May it be so with us all…”

        I believe this prophetic word from David Wilkerson, a true servant of the Lord, needs to be spread. May the Lord speak to your hearts and minds through it and help us to prepare both spiritually and economically for what is soon to come.

        For further reading:

        http://www.worldchallenge.org/en/newsletter/the_most_important_issue_of_this_hour
        The Vision & Beyond by David Wilkerson , 1973

        37 predictions written 37 years ago

        http://letscompare.blogspot.com/

        Let’t compare Wilkerson’s predictions from 1973 with what we see today

        David Wilkerson’s statements are followed by media references (in italics).

        Economic Crash Coming

        “There is worldwide economic confusion just ahead. In my vision this is the clearest thing I have seen…Not only is the American Dollar headed for deep trouble, but so are all other world currencies. I see total economic confusion striking Europe first and then affecting Japan, the United States, Canada and all other nations shortly thereafter.” David Wilkerson, “The Vision & Beyond”

        “Often mocked for predictions that seemed outlandish at the time – big banks will fail, Fannie Mae will go bankrupt…these outliers…were among the first to describe key parts of the U.S. financial meltdown.” The Wall Street Journal

        “…$8 trillion in U.S. stock market losses; $6 trillion in housing-value declines; about 5 million jobs lost, either 3.6 million lost or the lost opportunity for the jobs that were necessary for the increased population during this period; 3 million foreclosure filings…” The New York Times, 03/03/09

        Everyone Will Be Affected

        “…A recession of such magnitude that it will affect the lifestyle of nearly every wage earner in America and around the world.” David Wilkerson, “The Vision & Beyond”

        “The net worth of American households fell by the largest amount in over a half century of record keeping during the fourth quarter of last year.” Associated Press, 03/12/09

        Owners of Western Currency in Trouble

        “Countries that now control huge amounts of Western currency are going to be in very deep trouble also … without a doubt, there are lean years ahead full of monetary confusion and despair. How soon is not clear, but it is not far away.”David Wilkerson, “The Vision & Beyond”

        “The U.S. sought to ease Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s concern about the security of his country’s investments in U.S. government debt … President Barack Obama is relying on China to sustain buying of Treasuries amid record amounts of U.S. debt sales to fund a $787 billion stimulus package and a deficit this year forecast to reach $1.5 trillion. Investors abroad own almost half of all U.S. debt outstanding.” Bloomberg, 03/15/09

        New World Monetary System

        “There will develop a call for revamping all world monetary systems into one uniform system.”

        David Wilkerson, “The Vision & Beyond”

        “European Central Bank council member Ewald Nowotny said that a tri-polar global currency system is developing between Asia, Europe and the US and that he is skeptical the US dollar’s centrality can be revived.”Bloomberg Financial Times, 10/19/08

        Economists Confused

        “The world’s greatest economists will be at a loss to explain the confusion and an international crisis of fear will develop.” David Wilkerson, “The Vision & Beyond”

        “It is no surprise that the overwhelming majority of economists … Ben Bernanke apparently among them, have been as surprised by the train wreck now hurling toward our economy as has been the laity. Economists are at a loss regarding how to avoid the train wreck… no [one] would ever suspect that the economics profession would be as unprepared and helpless to deal with that calamity as the profession has shown itself to be.”The Daily Princetonian, 02/08/09

        False Boom

        “A false economic boom will precede the recession–but it will be short lived.” David Wilkerson, “The Vision & Beyond”

        Oct. 1, 2007 — Dow rockets to all-time high, closes above 14,000

        Mar. 2, 2009 — Dow at twelve-year low closes under 7,000

        A Few Good Years to Prepare

        “The next few years (from 1973) will be among the most prosperous in the history of mankind…Sales will continue to break records and people will spend more than ever in modern history.” David Wilkerson, “The Vision & Beyond”

        “Family net worth had hit an all-time high of $64.36 trillion in the April-June quarter of 2007 but has fallen in every quarter since that time.” Associated Press, 03/12/09

        Uncontrolled Credit Debt

        “Credit debt will become nearly uncontrollable. I see, very clearly, just a few years of tremendous affluence and continued economic prosperity. Inflation, costs and wages will spiral higher and higher. ” David Wilkerson, “The Vision & Beyond”

        “…Up to 45 percent of the world’s wealth has been destroyed by the global credit crisis.“ Reuters, 03/10/09

        As the political climate sours, banks’ creditors get nervous, Economist, 3/19/09

        Bankruptcies of Major Corporations

        “I believe we are going to witness the bankruptcies of some of this nations major and most popular corporations. I see tremendous difficulty arising for credit corporations. There are going to be many people unable to pay off their heavy obligations to major credit card companies, causing near chaos. Thousands of small businesses will also be forced into bankruptcies.” David Wilkerson, “The Vision & Beyond”

        i.e. Lehman Bros., Washington Mutual, IndyMac Bancorp, Peanut Corporation of America, Sharper Image, Linens ‘N Things, Circuit City, etc.

        Credit Unions With $57 Billion in Assets Seized; 3 Banks Fail , Bloomberg, 3/21/09

        Government Panic

        “The United States government is going to ‘overreact’ to the confused economical developments … I see a flurry of near-panic decisions being made by various government agencies – but these hasty efforts to shore up the economy will backfire.” David Wilkerson, “The Vision & Beyond”

        “…Officials at the Federal Reserve, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Treasury Department are to blame for publicly losing confidence in the very economic system they are supposed to protect. The Fed, the Treasury and the SEC appear to be in a state of panic.”

        The Wall Street Journal, 10/11/08

        “I now believe that the United States government went into full panic mode in September, 2008 and continues in panic mode to this day. This has serious implications for the future direction of the economy. Those in government who truly understand the current situation must have serious doubts as to whether the United States financial structure will survive in any form close to what it is today.”Economic Policy Journal, 2/19/09

        Auto Industry Hit Hard

        “The auto industry is going to be hurt badly. Makers of recreational vehicles are going to get hit very hard.” David Wilkerson, “The Vision & Beyond”

        “Just weeks after the Bush administration and Chrysler came back from the brink of near certain bankruptcy, much of the domestic auto industry is once again at the precipice.”

        U.S. News and World Report, 3/15/09

        GM, Chrysler May Need More Aid Than Requested, Rattner Says, Bloomberg, 3/21/09

        Building Industry Setbacks

        “The building industry is going to face many setbacks. Housing starts will level off. There is a terrible squeeze coming to the building industry.” David Wilkerson, “The Vision & Beyond”

        “Since 2004 when builders on the Business Journal’s Top 25 list constructed 2673 homes…the number of home starts dropped 61% through the end of 2008.”

        Business Journal, 02/14/09

        The global housing market goes from bad to worse, Economist, March 19, 2009

        Real Estate in Crisis, Las Vegas Sun, 3/21/09

        Gold Will Not Provide Security

        “The price of gold is going to rise astronomically but it will not be sustained over a long period of time…neither silver nor gold will offer real security … Gold hoarders are going to get hurt – badly. This is one of the most significant predictions in this book.” David Wilkerson, “The Vision & Beyond”

        The London P.M. Fix price for gold in 1973 was $65 per ounce; in Today gold is traded $1233 per ounce.

        Suicide by Overdose

        “Economic setbacks and confusion will catch many unprepared for the consequences. Suicide will follow. Some very well-known people in the business world are going to commit suicide through overdoses of narcotics.” David Wilkerson, “The Vision & Beyond”

        “Recent weeks have seen a spate of suicides by some of the most financially powerful people in the world.” Newsweek, 03/14/09

        Confusion for the “Positive Thinking” Preachers

        “Great losses, confusion, and reverses will shatter the thinking processes of many well-meaning people who falsely believe that their successes and economic well-being are the result of their own positive thinking. Jesus Christ Himself was an advocate of right thinking. But many good men have become worshippers of the power of the mind.” David Wilkerson, “The Vision & Beyond”

        “The poison of positive thinking…self-help culture helped create the credit crises.”

        Daily News, 12/26/08

        The United States to Be Blamed

        “Although economic actions in Europe will trigger the coming recession, the United States will be blamed by most nations for what happens. France will become one of the most vicious anti-American nations in the world. Politicians and businessmen in Europe and Japan will place the blame on Washington and the American bankers.” David Wilkerson, “The Vision & Beyond”

        “The Chinese premier, Wen Jiabao, left little doubt that Beijing blamed the United States for the economic breakdown. ‘Inappropriate macroeconomic policies,’ an ‘unsustainable model of development characterized by prolonged low savings and high consumption’, the ‘blind pursuit of profit’ and ‘the failure of financial supervision’ all contributed, he said.”

        The New York Times, 01/28/09

        Recovery From Recession

        “There may be a full recovery…but the world economy will continue in confusion until the time of the Antichrist…. There will come a time in the future when men will be obsessed with buying, selling, planting, marrying, and divorcing—but it will be a time of false prosperity.” David Wilkerson, “The Vision & Beyond”

        “A sharp rebound in bank shares and easing worries about the economy pushed stocks to their best week since late November…. The market shot up in one week as it might in some years, with major indicators chalking up gains of around 10 percent.” MSNBC, 03/13/09

        Drastic Weather Changes

        “The world is about to witness the beginnings of great sorrows brought about by history’s most drastic weather changes, earthquakes, floods terrible calamities – far surpassing anything ever yet witnessed.” David Wilkerson, “The Vision & Beyond”

        “The eight warmest years on record (since 1850) have all occurred since 1998 with the warmest year being 2005.” Environmental Protection Agency website, 2/18/09

        “88,011 people were killed in earthquakes in 2008, with the largest number dying in China and Pakistan. In 2000, 231 people died worldwide in earthquakes.”United States Geological Society

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      • Pilager says:

        Oh hey thanks Rich. Now that you say it ill sleep at night.

        Dick!

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      • Pilager's wife (mouth) says:

        Dick!
        I believe you. I voted for Barry and believe he’s got it covered or he would tell using was wondering what your thought of Michelle clothing.. absolute fashion icon. You dummy.

        Mouth

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    2. Copout says:

      Manos: My prayers and support are for you and your family, your country men and women as well!

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    3. Mr. Blutarsky says:

      Wow Manos. That is quite a story. I read with sadness your third to last line. “We are finished.” I’m sorry for you and your family.

      I’m afraid that we are not far behind you my friend. Instead of being beholden to the Germans I believe it will be China for us. They just loaned $1 billion to the Caribbean (our former loan stomping grounds). They are dancing all around us and on top of us. Just look at the World Trade Center re-building. THEY are naming it!

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    4. Anonymous says:

      Very wise words Manos. Would be proud to have you as neighbor…

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    5. wheedle says:

      Wish you the best of luck Manos.
      Mosts Americans are not even mentally prepared for what you have witnessed in your country the last two years.
      Very few are physically prepared. What’s happening in Greece is truly a “wake up call” to the world.

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    6. Hammerun says:

      I looked up the population of Greece, 11,262,000. America, 305,006,000.
      Who ever is running this scam had better have a real good plan. Their going to have a big problem like about a 305m problem. I without a doubt I know that the resourcefulness and fortitude of this many Americans we will get on top of this no matter what they do.
      It looks like if they get this thing running it will end up as a conflict of attrition. Here again they loose. Except for a couple of horrifying scenarios and I wouldn’t put it past them. I feel; they will be willing to sacrifice as many people/Americans as it takes to get what they are after. If we don’t get Obama out of here and straighten up a bunch of bad acts in this country, we are going to have many years of bad time. If we are going to lay around like a bunch of lumps bathed in Normalcy Bias, we are going to take some licks.

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      • Freeport56 says:

        Just remember 50 million of those Americans are already unemployed. 45 Million(and growing) are on food stamps. While the focus is on Greece, do not look past Belgium, Spain, and Italy. The EU is collapsing under the weight of Socialism and massive unemployment. You cannot change or ignore the facts. With the ACTUAL US debt closer to $80 Trillion, we are not that far behind the EU. The math is simple Debt $80 Trillion / GDP $15 Trillion = 5 years of every dollar made in the US to pay off the debt. We would be a Nation of paupers!

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        • Mr. Blutarsky says:

          Yep. We’ve got 45 MILLION “Gimme Dat” citizens. When the govt no longer seizes our money so they can have it then they will take matters into their own hands.

          The ONLY thing that will stop them is their own laziness, infighting with each other or a well, but legally (have to say this in case big sis is spying) placed bullet.

          America will not be like Greece. We have an exceptionally violent segment of society.

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          • Mr. B…I am kin to a family of those ‘gimme dat’ citizens–sister, her daughter, and grandchild.
            Saying that, I am also aware of many in this community, county, city, looking for jobs—they ‘ain’t’ there.
            Can a mother drive 30 miles for $7.25, part-time at that, and really make a contribution to her household after childcare pmt. and gas??
            It’s not all black and white.
            There are lots of gray areas. A neighbor goes frequently job searching—nothing there—even janitor/maintenance at schools.
            Sadly, if you aren’t connected, even the medial jobs aren’t available for many searching.

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          • Mr. Blutarsky says:

            JJ, I would say to that situation that said mother should not have had a child if she could not afford to raise it without govt assistance.

            Jobs are hard to find and that is what unemployment is for and that is what savings accounts are for and that is what families are for (to help each other in times of need). Welfare is a whole different can of worms. They are the “gimme dat” group I speak of. They don’t plan & they do not take personal responsibility for their own actions.

            It’s not my job to pay for someone else’s kids or desire to not work. If you can’t feed ‘em, then don’t breed ‘em is what I say. I waited years to have mine – until I was sure I could support them. Personal Responsibility is sorely missing in the USA.

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          • some have done a fine job of financially providing for their families for a long time……then TSHTF a few years ago and is slowly getting worse…many are in that boat of no longer being able to do what they did for plenty of years. Your post is a foolish near sighted judgmental one at best

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          • Hammerun says:

            Mr.BB and JJ
            You both have valid points. But what it looks like you both are getting to is, someone that is in the short term in need of assistance, fine. I don’t think anybody here has a problem with that type of situation. Mother, kids, maybe a divorce, no work, childcare, high gas prices, low wages.
            But I think what we all getting close to is the professionally / chronically / terminally / recreationally unemployed. And has found it easier to stay that way. Hell; why get a job when you can sit back and get an unemployment check (for years now) and in some cases collect welfare, EBT cards, food stamps. Shit, why wouldn’t they want to stay where they are at?
            This Obamaeconomy has lulled a shit ton of people into this frame of mind—WHY?
            Most of these people or others that are looking for a free ride or looking for the fabled slavery reparations are Obamas voter base. Obama wants them there poor and dependent.
            And thoroughly expects their votes in his reelection. This whole thing is by design, I give you Clowered and Piven.

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          • Daisy says:

            Mr. Blutarsky:

            “If you can’t feed ‘em, don’t breed ‘em”

            ????? I’m almost speechless. Almost, but not quite.

            Circumstances change. Someone who once made $70K a year can suddenly make only minimum wage. Then when they find new employment, they’ve dropped to $40K. Life as they know it is upside-down. Maybe they can’t find a job at all. Maybe a spouse dies. Maybe a spouse leaves.

            I’m thankful – very thankful – that I live in a place where children are not left to starve – where they are not left to the tender mercies of people like you who say “It’s not my job to feed them.”

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          • Mr. Blutarsky says:

            For you folks that seemed unable to read – I am talking about WELFARE moochers – not the unemployed. Perhaps you should brush up on your reading skills before you attack others opinions.

            Daisy , I did not say its not my job to feed them I said its not my job to pay for someone elses kids that they should not have. Big difference.

            My point is simply this. In America we have roughly 50% of kids being born out of wedlock. Born mostly to women who believe that it’s OK to do this because Daddy govt (i.e. ME) will pay for their kids.

            This is not OK and if you condone that type of behavior, I don’t even know what to think about folks like you. Perhaps you are part of our BIG govt problem.

            Yes, the job market is hard, I know it myself being a business owner. But anyone unemployed gets unemployment pay.

            Sorry, but I’m tired of paying for other peoples cell phones, rent, college education, tech school, spending money, fake nails, fake hair and food. Enough is enough.

            If you think the govt plundering my money from me to give to those folks is OK then our country truly is doomed.

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      • Jeff says:

        I said this earlier as part of a comment for Jim. During the Revolutionary war about 30% of the people fought or help in the war against the British, about 30% were loyalist to the British, and 30% didn’t give shit one way or the other. So how many Sheeple do you think you can count on? I’m not being derogatory, just MHO.

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        • Actually I heard more then half sat our the revolution but its hearsay. There is a wonderful story in my family that is so ironic its truly amazing – a decendent of mine fought for the Brits, captured by the “rebels” he was converted to fight for them easily and did. He was later captured by the Brits, taken to England for trial / execution and escaped there to France….and came back with the French Navy. Funny ironic part is the guy who captured him, turned him to join the revolution, is a decendant of my wifes! How’s that for irony. Yes I’d love to side with the revolution.

          Here is the thing. Patriot Act is wrong, lots of links about it being wrong, but the FBI, BATF, DEA, INS, etc etc aren’t walking in the doors of our homes. Thank God…doing so could easily insite a shooting war. But they just are not doing it – they could under the patriot act but they are not. Just like dear Manos (who I wish well) said that “most families” are not paying utilities, taxes etc….I disagree with them. Maybe “most families” in his circle but not in Greece. 10% would be an enormous number, but I doubt its even that high…not payings risks prison and the sheeple won’t be doing that.

          Yes our nation is on the edge of “SHTF” but some times a few things get over stated. Daisy thought because a shop keeper stopped taking the dollar in Canada the dollar wasn’t that popular, but as pointed out 60% of the worlds transactions are in dollars.

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    7. Dboy says:

      “Two hours ago, this same government announced a new property tax (added to the 2 previous ones). This one will be calculated on every and each household, business, cottage, or even a barn for animals. It will be 4 euros per square meter calculated immediately, to be paid by this December the latest.”

      THIS is what I fear will happen in the US. Most Americans have no passport and no international experience. Americans are discouraged from travel due to sexual assault by the TSA. Anyone who has paid-off real estate would be especially vulnerable to new taxation, and with a sluggish real estate market, it may be difficult to sell in response to tax actions by this declining immoral empire.

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      • Copout says:

        Daisy: Thank you, my son has four kids, two daughters that when born were the size of my hand I couldnt believe that they were alive now they are doing good. I will RIP the throat out of any Man or Woman that harms a child, that’s a FACT!!

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      • Don’t worry Dboy they start with soaking the rich first and then they’ll get to your property taxes. Added benefit in the horrible decline in value is that property taxes usually are based on value in this country not size like in Greece. My property tax bill is half what it use to be now, and that means more preps.

        Also in the plight you describe silver will do quite well and is still quite affordable. With that property tax bill buy a few ounces each year, tuck away, and in the future they could well pay your property taxes.

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    8. Bill S says:

      Greece has way too many public employees. They’re all overpaid and underworked. Greeks have a sense of entitlement that’s become all too common in the Western world. Everybody wants everything to be free. A typical example of Greek mismanagement is the fact that the tolls collected for the national train service don’t even cover the labor costs associated with running it. People who work for the electric company are government employees too. People who work for at least 35 years can retire at 60. It’s insane.

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    9. Homeland Security says:

      I don’t know if I should be surprised by some folks who deny that it could happen here. It has already happened here to portions of our population. Does the moon have to fall on doubters heads before they recognize the slow moving train wreck. Will you only accept the reality when your checks bounce, your credit cards don’t work, your paycheck doesn’t arrive? Look over your shoulder, it’s catching up with you.

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      • durango kidd says:

        HS: It is primarily the poor and uneducated who have been hurt the most; then it is also happening to those who were over leveraged, who lost their job, and couldn’t afford the mortgage on their very large homes: that they were encouraged to buy with a personal income tax policy that took away all deductions except the mortgage on a home.

        It was a setup by the gangster banksters; planned well in advance. Jefferson was right.

        America is not Greece and this is not Teotwawki, but it is a good lesson for the rest of US. Keep prepping.

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    10. ScoutMotto says:

      It’s a matter of time before we are faced with more new taxes in the U.S., or in our respective states. There is no moral justification for the bankers to be allowed to continue their rape of nations. I hope the people of Greece boot the central bank out of their nation and keep it out. Tell the EU to take a flying leap! Start using a commodity-based monetary unit. That’s how you bankrupt the bankers, by removing their power to make “money” out of thin air.

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      • Dave says:

        I don’t see taxes rising anytime soon, it would collapse what little economy they have.
        About the only thing I can see is a reduction in the freebies handed out to the parasitic class, or an inflation that does the same thing.

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        • Mr. Blutarsky says:

          I can see taxes rising on a local level though. Sales taxes, property taxes, increased transfer taxes, car tag taxes, etc.

          Heck, my stupid county just raised its school taxes last month – gonna cost me about $200 more per year!!!!

          The govt is going to get theirs. One way or another.

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          • WestVaFolks says:

            Rising property taxes are the main reason we purchased a small 6-room fixer-upper 20 years ago for under $40,000 and did the renovating and repairs ourselves (friend who is electrician did re-wiring). Same for buying used cars – taxes too high on new ones.

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          • Plain Old American says:

            State and municipal governments, water districts, etc. may attempt tax increases however this will not result in any increased revenue. The only thing I can see happening would be a widening of the divide between public employees / welfare recipients and whatever taxpayers may be left.

            I have given up on any rational discussion with public employees / leftists / union members. Point out that any increase in corporate taxation will simply be added to the cost of the product or service that the corporation provides and that the consumer of such product or service will, ultimately, end up paying the tax and said leftist will stick fingers in ears and scream la la la I can’t hear you. On the other hand try explaining that absolute laissez faire, unrestrained capitalism, while an excellent method of mutually beneficial trade for moral folks, at it’s logical outcome is susceptible to the same greed and corruption that James Johnson used to destroy Fannie Mae and screw the taxpayers.

            The present system in the US is NOT sustainable. Until the day arrives that people can put aside their emotional investment in their ideology and calmly review the empirical evidence to ascertain how to best use true, free market capitalism in one’s self interest while simultaneously finding some power other than a tyrannical government to restrain the greed and corruption that we see today in the GBs we are going to have to deal with what we have.

            I believe our current system is only suitable for a religious and moral people. Unfortunately America has tolerated and embraced a non-stop assault on the moral foundations that were the bedrock of our founding.

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          • I................... says:

            Note.
            I am in SW Florida and my property value was decreased by 40% (1 week ago). That’s 5 months after I bought it for cash. In all likelihood, I won’t pay any property taxes after this year. And I happen to think that people who get services should pay for it, myself included. (Fire, police, garbage etc.)…………..

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          • Dave says:

            I live in Florida and we have a state constitutional amendment that limits prop tax on your primary home to 3% per year!
            That way the bureaucrats cannot just F*** us anytime they run low on their pensions for the teachers & firemen that we’re supposed to worship as national heroes.
            I wouldn’t live in a state that didn’t have that protection from the parasitic government employees unions.

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        • durango kidd says:

          Never underestimate the ignorance of Congress; or worse, their actions with a full understanding of what those actions mean for US.

          These bastards are criminals and need to be treated as such by the people. Hang’em high!

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        • Dave? Are you kidding us? All that President Epic Failure talks about is raising taxes. Every time something comes up, he wants to raise taxes. Of course its on the “richest Americans”. First that was 500k, then 250k, then 100k. I’m working my fanny off for $70k. I figure I’ll be “rich” here before long.

          No, really, President Epic Failure wants to raise taxes on ANYONE who will work. Its called class warfare and class warfare instigators’ biggest weapon is redistribution of wealth. They want the unemployed, to hate the employed, the welfare classes to hate those who are well to do.

          What a bunch of failures we have in government. Their policies are designed to tear town America. It started with the Act of 1871 and continued from there. See the real story here:

          http://michiganrepublic.com

          -NR

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    11. silver bean says:

      “Greece is now sitting at the precipice, with perhaps weeks or months left before the world Greeks have come to know over the last twenty years is completely destroyed.”

      More like days or even hours.

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      • silver bean says:

        Less than 48 hours ago Manos said this in the comment section, what a stand up guy for reporting his first hand experiences:

        manos says:
        September 11, 2011 at 1:06 pm I have made all possible preps regarding food, defense, gadgets, and medicine-sanitation.
        Tommorow i’m going to buy more bottles of potable water and a relatively cheap water filter.
        I also bought four portable water tanks of 25 liters each, for bath and toilet use.
        I’m going to fill them up asap. Finally my last buying for tommorow will be a lot of wet baby’s wipes in case of emergency exit.
        As some postings suggest, yes we probably going on default. I feel pitty for pentioners who worked like hell all those years, in order to see their savings dissapear.
        Tonight i’m fixing an emergency back pack with some clothes, some meat cans, and my army water canteen. I also stored in all legal documents of the family, the property, and medical books and data.
        I will keep you informed for what’s happpening.
        My only suggestion to you is to be alert.
        As i have said in the past, Greece was only the experiment. The real pain starts now

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        • Dave says:

          The Greeks that are most affected are the parasitic unions who made 120K per year ripping subway tokens (before their pension benefits!).
          To those that actually work for a living, they will fare ok.
          Let’s not pretend that all Greeks are in the same boat.
          Look at who the protesters are, spoiled union employees getting pissed that someone is removing their fangs from the public veins.

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    12. Ship of Fools says:

      Dude the Greeks are lazy and the biggest tax evaders on the planet. I have lived there and in Cyprus. They are Mediterranean Mexicans. It’s a great lifestyle and they partied on the backs of German low interest rates and spent like fools. Now it’s time to pay the piper and they’re broke.

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    13. Beefcake says:

      Every move by the banksters and elite is a calculated move on the grand chessboard. If you can see a few moves ahead you can anticipate them and avoid disaster, and I can already see that they are pitting everyone against each other so they can sit back and watch as the citizens dwindle in numbers through attrition. Once the population is at a manageable number the elites will move in for the kill to try and seize power and control the remaining few. Once this happens it will be easier to indoctrinate the survivors into the whole NWO idea by introducing a solution to the problem they intentionally created.

      hang in there Manos everyone here I am sure is pulling for you and your family.

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    14. redgypsy says:

      I pray daily for my homeland(greece)

      R

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    15. Paul Revere says:

      Makes me think of the line in WE ARE MEN by Sam Elliot..

      GENTLEMEN PREPARE TO DEFEND YOURSELVES

      will it could it happen here? Only time well tell, the stage is definetly set for it.

      What if it did happen? The chaos would be overwhelming and are you prepped?

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    16. Manos: I don’t know what the future holds but I certainly pray for you and your family’s safety. Thank you for your consistent and sincere messages.

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    17. stealth says:

      Be strong Manos YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
      Since I got back from the war I have had a great awakening and I see the world in a whole new way.

      I guess I chose the red pill huh?

      We must all…each one of us try to remain centered morally, physicaly and spiritually. There is a great trial ahead and we all will play a part.

      Before I left for Afghanistan a wise man [an officer no less] gave us noncoms a farwell talk and he told us about “Defining moments.”

      He said the war would stay with us for forever and what kind of memories about that “Defining moment” did we want to have?

      Did we try and sham away from our dutues?
      Did we lack focus or lose the initiative?
      Did we do our jobs proudly and with great humility?
      In war bad things happen, but I can still look into the mirror and like what I see.

      Will you be the person you always wanted to be? These are truly the times that try a mans soul.
      Good luck my friend, we will keep you in our prayers.

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      • US Marines says:

        Hi Stealth,

        Welcome home brother.

        I served in the Persian Gulf War.

        I only took the Red Pill myself a year ago, and it has been one hell of a rude awakening!

        I would have laughed at anyone who said the US Gov’t did 9/11 2 years ago, but then while over a friends house I saw Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura (Ex-SEAL), it was about the Pentagon on 9/11.

        Most of the show was fluff, sensationalism, cloak & dagger nonsense, but there was a couple of things he showed that I said, “Ok, now we have a problem”, either Uneversal Physical Law has been altered, or someone is lying about 9/11.

        My background: 6 yrs USMC, specialty: Missles Systems and Aircraft (graduated at top of class), High Markmanship Expert (recommended for sniper school), 3 degress in Engineering, former VP of Engineering for a Aerospace Company.

        Once I had seen that physical impossibility shown on Venturas show, I then spend the next several months digging through forensics, reading the 9/11 Commission Report, The Penatgon Building Perfformance Report, etc, etc, etc.

        The difficulty was not in recognizing what a load of crap the gov’ts story was, the real problem was in over coming the emotional resistance to accepting the truth.

        After several sleepness nights, and many more hours of reviewing the hard evidence, it all became crystal clear that 9/11 was committed by our own gov’t.

        After studying the birth of our financial system (Secrets of the Fed, The Creature From Jekyll Island, etc), I came to find the “money trail”.

        Stealth, you and I have come home, but it is not the home we were brought up to believe in.

        After taking the Red Pill and learning about all the deceit, lies, treason, and corruption that truly is the US Federal Government, it feels like the life we had before combat was a pure fantasy, and combat is the only reality,… and now, our gov’t trying to enslave us is the new reality.

        We’ll adjust brother. Now we’re fully awake and armed with the knowlege about what is really happening.

        We know what has to be done, we just need a way to unify.

        If you think of something, just let me know.

        Thanks again, welcome home, and may God lend us his strength to face what is coming.

        JD – US Marines – Combat Decorated

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        • Stealth says:

          “The difficulty was not in recognizing what a load of crap the gov’ts story was, the real problem was in over coming the emotional resistance to accepting the truth.”

          Fantastic line my brother. I appreciate the lifeline, sometimes I feel like the last one on the island.
          9/11 has been the toughest one on me being a Fireman/paramedic for the last 20 years in between service engagements. Building 7 was my WTF moment then the rest just fell into place. Hmmm…I hate being right sometimes.
          Unify, that is the Gordian knot ah? Alone they pick us off and tell our friends and neighbors we were pedophiles and freaks.
          I’ll work on that issue and get back to you.

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          • US Marines says:

            Hi Stealth,

            Thanks for writing back.

            Just so you know,… I wake up every morning feeling like I’m the “last man on the island”!

            Its common for combat vets.

            All the great friends I had before I went in, slowly faded away after I came home. The only people I really feel comfortable around are others vets and military people. I’m betting you have discovered that by now to a certain degree for yourself.

            As for Gordian’s Knot, well put!

            (For people not familiar with this Phrygia legend, Gordians knot is a metaphore for an intractable problem. Of course in the story, Alexander The Great “finds” a solution when no else could)

            As for your other comments about picking us off and manufacturing charges so people thing we’re freaks,… you have NO IDEA how on the mark you are!

            I live in NJ near Staten Island.

            If your any where nearby, it maybe interesting to meet at a strip club (of course) to have a drink and swap stories.

            If you respond with an email address that I can write to (NOT your personal one, but like some gmail that you can delete), I can send my email address to that one, then you can hit me back with an email address with out everyone in the world seeing it.

            If your in the area, there are a few “interesting” documents I can show you while you fill me on what you came up with for this “issue”.

            Either way, A real pleasure meeting another Patriot.

            JD – US Marines – Defenders Of The US Constitution

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    18. Cyber_Samurai says:

      Our hearts and prayer go to you and your country, Manos.

      Now, let’s heed his warning and do something about this…..

      MAC SLAVO FOR PRESIDENT! :-)

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    19. Homeland Security says:

      Someone said Greece had too many government employees. I saw a chart the other day, state, local and federal government spending in the US is 50% of the GDP. That would suggest that we are in worse shape than the Greeks. In the US we have real unemployment around 20%, the banks are permitted to fake their books, the states are nearly insolvent (already insolvent?), the national debt is beyond paying off, the government is out of control. This is it. It may not look like a disaster movie yet, but give it a little more time. Nothing is real, there’s nothing to get hung about, strawberry fields forever. Farm out! Right arm!

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    20. Scott says:

      My father warned me as a child about the banks. He, being a young man during the Great Depression, knew firsthand of the joblessness, starvation, aggressive looters – he told me several times of a story where 6 guys got out of their car at the end of the driveway, with guns. It was only a stroke of luck that the men (NINE families lived under one roof)weren’t out looking for work that day, and how when 8 men stood across the porch with guns, the thugs got back in their car and left.
      He also told me of how the younger boys were the night watchmen and their job was to stay alert and to (he always emphasised this) “sound convincingly” like a lot og dogs…to scare away THEIR NEIGHBORS and others passing through to stop them from stealing the siding off the barn TO HEAT THEIR HOMES.
      Can I say we alive today have no reference to those kinds of conditions.
      He always warned me it would happen again, when the big banks got ready for it.
      And RICH…you need to get current, bro. Other countries are already screaming at us for devaluing our currency through monetizing the debt…which is EXACTLY what printing more money is.

      Peace.
      …out.

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      • WestVaFolks says:

        Scott – thanks for the post. Hubby’s parents were city folks, as were mine, so did not experience the horrors that your father did. Must have been a frightening time for a young boy. An elderly friend of mine lived by a train track in rural W.Va. during the 1930s. She remembers seeing hobos jumping off the freights and knocking on her door during the day when her father was at work. Her mother would tell the men to go sit at the edge of the porch, then would put sandwiches outside the door. When she had come back in and locked the screen door behind her, she would tell them to come get the sandwiches. My friend said the hobos were never abusive or violent, just hungry, and always offered thanks for the food. Can’t imagine this scenario today…

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    21. Dave says:

      This is overblown Mac, the people who will have the hardest time when the “adjustment” arrives will be the parasitic class (like the overfed, overpaid Greek union members) who’ve been promised the moon at other people’s expense.
      Nobody is going to kick in your door taking your money or food, but those living off of others will see an end to their gravy train and have to gain real employment

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      • Granite Prepper says:

        Yes, of course…..how short-sighted of me. All other great empires that fell just bowed down and accepted their fate…..we are totally different simply because we KNOW it won’t happen that way with us??!! Wake up….it can and will happen to us if we continue with this. IF you choose to bury your head in the sand more power to you, just ensure your guns and ammo go to someone with the spine and foresight to put them to use saving your sorry ass!!

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        • Dave says:

          Who said anything about not wanting to use a gun or defend my liberties or myself?
          You’re too hyper, you probably drink too much coffee.
          By the way, all previous empires (especially the Roman) didn’t fall overnight, it took a century to fully adjust, so let’s not pretend that our national existence will end overnight.
          The collapse of nations is way slower than what you’re imagining.

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          • DRD5508 says:

            Dave, overnight collapse can actually be less than a year from now. With the advent of speed, i.e. communications, travel, and weapons, the collapse could be a lot swifter than we can relate to history.

            When the SHTF I pray for the Americans abroad. Not just the military, but the civilians who will become easy targets, because no one will fear nor respect the phrase
            ” I’m an American.” I’ve seen the difference from the 70′s to the present, we are seen as weak and ignorant.

            As for what it will be like; I have listened to many that came through the great depression. They don’t paint
            a pretty picture. I’ll always remember how a few had talked about what people did for some ‘milk’ for their babies. It ain’t pretty and it’d bring tears to your eyes. Can it happen here (melt down/collapse)? Be preppared to assist others besides ourselves. If you can find someone that came through the GP, listen to them.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Will they say this time is different? Is it?

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          • Granite Prepper says:

            Thanks for your concern, but no coffee here. As for the fall of nations…..couldn’t agree more and my point is this collapse has been going on since at least FDR and probably back to Woodrow Wilson. So my point would be that we are in the final stages of the, as you so aptly pointed out, collapse of nations. It doesn’t happen(in total) overnight but when the final domino falls……well, just look at Greece to see the future. Let me apologize for the head in the sand comment if you truly will stand when the time comes…..I only hope you are truly ready when that time comes as I don’t think you have stepped back to see the total picture……don’t be surprised is all. Besides, maybe you’re right after all and it won’t happen soon or at all……I truly pray for that.

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      • Jeff says:

        I hope your right Dave, but I see the Government stepping in to help like they did in New Orleans during Katrina. Get my drift.

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      • Ben Dover says:

        IDK, look how crazy things got in Wisconsin over collective bargianing “rights”. What would these animals do if faced with a REAL crisis?

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    22. Just me says:

      It will happen here in America, but not all over at the same time, certian sections of some states will get hit real bad while other parts of the same state won’t even notice it and that’s that’ll be the new normal for the next 40 yrs.
      Everyone in most of the cities and who don’t own any land or home will be moving around just like people did during the Great depression.

      Gas and food will be plenty, but only the wealthy and well to do will beable to buy it.
      There’ll probably be lots of robberies and killings, cops and land owners will probably be shooting people for just looking at them.

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      • Colorado Doug says:

        Mentioning robberies, does it seem that we are seeing a lot more bank robberies popping up in the news these days? Three were reported in Colorado yesterday…

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        • JJsan says:

          All my cars and 9 others on my street we broken into a week ago. I talked to the deputy and he told me the number was 27 for my whole neighborhood. Just a sign of the times.

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          • Homeland Security says:

            What did they take?

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          • Same thing in this area. Anywhere near the city kids just break into cars and take anything. Its happened so much lately that the news doesn’t even report it. In the last year, a good friend of mine has been broken into 3 times (house, not car) in BROAD DAYLIGHT and all her “carriables”, electronics, jewelry, musical instruments, tools, anything of value, GONE. And the cops won’t do anything about it.

            Fortunately, I live out in the “boonies”, unlike my friend who lives in town. It will be a while before they get to me. I just hope they wait until after the fall rains. Digging a place to bury the bodies is hard even with the backhoe when its so dry.

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        • durango kidd says:

          When Willie Sutton was asked why he robbed banks, he reportedly replied, “Because that is where the money is!”.

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        • Homeland Security says:

          People used to rob banks for drug money. Now there or more and more robbing for gambling debts. Casinos?

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      • Which brings to mind what my neighbor said yesterday—I know they have great pensions, and S.S. checks…
        But, when I mentioned the weak, the welfare, SSI, and food stamp crew will starve first if the nation experiences an economic collapse/bankrupt because there may not be food on the shelves EVEN for those with means to buy…..she said, well, so will I—and I said will what?? And she said starve.
        I believe her since we were just speaking of deception and liars….she wouldn’t have…lied, that is.
        How many millions are out there like her and her husband?? He has 25 weapons—but not one cabinet of stored food??

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      • Copout says:

        Granite Prepper: I would just like to say how much I appreciate your response to a fellow commented. No condescension, respect, and most of all that stupid, childish I have all the answers crap. It’s a great example of response with dignity. Thank You.

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      • Jeff says:

        Look at all the thefts of metals, even AC units. It is coming I hope you all have prepared. WATER…FOOD…DEFENSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      • Ben Dover says:

        I have read of people sleeping in their garden with a shotgun during the depression of the 1930s.

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    23. Sam not sam says:

      We should all pay very close attention to what happens and in what order it happens in and with Greece. Manos – please keep us up to date ? In the US, it is sometimes difficult to get good reporting on what is happening in other countries. Unless a US citizen is killed, hurt or missing; we can only find details by hard searching..

      Manos – please post as often as possible and PLEASE include details of what is happening … riots, crime, government actions, etc.

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    24. WWD says:

      I really don’t think it will be a shtf scenario. I do think it will be very similar to the Depression minus the government handouts. It will be hard but not seriously violent.

      It is going to be a wicked bad economic slump though.

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      • SmokyMtnLady says:

        Not seriously violent? Are you kidding me? In some cities they’ll shoot you for the shoes on your feet! The “It’s all about me” crowd won’t think twice about robbing, killing, assaulting you! Do you really think that when people are hungry they won’t do the same if they even THINK you have some food?

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        • onecansay says:

          Yes. My father lived through the depression in Eastern Europe. Does not speak of it much, but has said “You do not know what people will do when they go hungry”. I take away from that statement that there will be some good, there will be some indifference, and there will be some bad.

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    25. Wonder if the French have any Guillotines they could loan to Greece? The blades might need to be sharpened.

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    26. DRD5508 says:

      Stay prepared and pray this country can change course.

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    27. Anonymous says:

      Im not a “leach” yet, but I cant seem to get any customers to spend any of there debt on home repairs that need tending to. I wish things were better. I miss the housing boom. I baught a PS3 back then and now I cant afford the high speed net to use the darn thing. lol. Its going to get crazy her in the U S sa vie.

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      • Join the club…I just mailed the dish box back last month..$80 can buy lots of preps.
        My neighbor –not prepping– said she didn’t have meat last month because of finances!!!
        And I said but you have cable—and she said, yes—and I said that is your choice>>>> and she answered yes, it is.
        Case in point..made.

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        • WestVaFolks says:

          Yes, indeed. The wife of a friend of ours (he’s the sane one of the two) belongs to a “coffee-of-the-month” club, buys 5-6 pairs of shoes at a time, has four complete sets of china (for the four seasons, don’t you know) and redecorates her entire house when she gets “bored.” They both have good jobs but have NO STORED FOOD – yikes!!!

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        • Plain Old American says:

          Guard your dog

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        • SmokyMtnLady says:

          Geez…sounds like my sister!! She came for a visit in January and had to stay a few extra days because of the ice storm…and it about drove her crazy cuz we don’t have cable…yet, I hear from her all the time how broke they are…Reminds me of that phrase…”Can’t fix Stupid”!!

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    28. They made fools out of us
      They turned one against the other.
      They decreased salaries and wages.
      They increased prices of necessary goods.
      They put us into poverty.
      Now they demonize property by implementing more and more taxes
      The next steps are to force us sell our properties to German and Chinese companies, and create jobs in German and Chinese factories for the thousands of hungry.

      Note: isn’t this the goals of the NWO???

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    29. rachel says:

      wasn’t greece on the verge of total collapse a few months ago?

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    30. Yeah, Rich…you’re right…’THEY’ won’t make fools of us; or turn us against one another with class wars and race wars; or decrease wages and increase commodity prices; never…never…never…’THEY’ love us sooooo much!!!

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    31. uh-oh says:

      http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-13/dithering-european-leaders-are-defaulting-to-the-ecb-on-debt-crisis-view.html

      Japanese hold 432 Million in Greek Debt..
      Spanish hold 540 Million,
      U.S. banks hold 2.35 Billion
      UK…3.4 Billion
      French…14.96 Billion
      Germany…22.65 Billion
      GREEK banks hold 62.8 Billion in Greek debt

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    32. RightWingMom says:

      Prayers for Manos, his family, and friends!

      Still hoping we can turn America around, but it’s NOT looking good!

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    33. U.S.Marine, thank you for your service. Nice post..might I add a bit for those delusional ‘Rich’s’, please??
      Not happening here?? It’s more than about fired up printing presses…So wake the f%$#k up!!!
      Just in the last days, Pakistan lost almost 2 million acres of arable land…Texas has been on fire 300 consecutive days, lost 3.6 million acres and over half of its cotton crop…
      Texans are slaughtering their cattle and if you don’t get the significance of this—try raising calfs for next year WITHOUT mamas to breed…a 50% jump in wheat prices is projected due to dry weather preventing Texas and Ok. producing 1/3 of our wheat…the Dept. of Agriculture estimates a surplus of corn for NEXT summer to be 19 days, dropping from the normal 30 days.

      You’re an idiot—if you think printing presses has any bearing whatsoever on food production.
      Rant button ‘off’!!

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      • Plain Old American says:

        We might also want to remember serious floods in the midwest and Australia destroying crops. In addition Russia was on fire and went from being a grain exporter to being a grain importer. Bad weather in Mexico also caused loss of crops.

        Enjoy those corn dogs while you can.

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      • US Marines says:

        Hi JJ,

        Your Welcome.

        I didn’t even bother mentioning any of the MANY catastrophies that have been occuring, or the explosion in basic food commodity prices, so I’m glad you at least made a note of a few of them.

        The one item I should have mentioned and didn’t, because according to people like “Rich”, it will be “alright”,, so no need to worry, but the following is a sobering number.

        There are now over 24 MILLION unemployed in this country (not counting the drop-in-the-bucket 30,000 that BOA just annouced it is going to layoff).

        Even if you could devise a jobs creation program that generated REAL jobs (NOT more Federal or State gov’t jobs since in the end, the tax payers really pay for those jobs). Real jobs of say 100,000 new jobs a month, EVERY MONTH, NON STOP, it would still take 240 months just to put the current unemployed back to work. THATS 20 YEARS OF UNINTERRUPTED JOBS CREATION JUST TO GET PEOPLE WORKING AGAIN.

        Problem: What about that class of uncounted job seekers, all the college graduates that will be coming into the job market during that 20 years, and all the people who decide to go straight from high school into the job market, and it is certianly not counting all the people who where just about to retire, or where retired and had to come BACK into the job market because the gov’t has successfully wiped out their retirement savings or taxed them back into poverty.

        Even if you double that figure, lets say this Fuk’n genius Ocrapa gets a blinding insight of brilliance and comes up with a plan that can generate 200,000 new, REAL jobs (NOT gov’t jobs) per month, every month, uninterrupted. It would still take over 10 YEARS just to put the current unemployed back to work.

        The same class of uncounted people still applies.

        In other words, AIN”T GONNA HAPPEN.

        If anyone has done the Federal/State Debt Calculations, the Jobs Replacement Calculations, or the International Funds Flow calcualtions, you would see that it is mathematically impossible for this country to do anything but suffer a massive depression, the likes of which we had not fathomed was possible.

        It is a 100% Mahematical Certainty that this country is going to collapse both Financially and Economically. Its just a question of how long can the keep stalling the inevitable. Answer: For as long as possible, thats the only option they have left.

        The only option WE have left: Abolish the TREASONOUS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND ALL ITS CRIMINAL AGENCIES TO THE LAST!

        Restore our US Constitution as the basis of our government, Bring home our troops from abroad, Arrest, Try, Convict & Execute the Traitors within our own gov’t that committed 9/11.

        If we do anything less,… than by definition we HAVE done less,…which is guaranteed to be far to feeble to restore a legitimate government.

        This CANCER called THE US FEDERAL GOVERNMENT must be removed with not a vestige of its former self left to infect its replacement.

        That is our only REAL option, our only true hope to restore,… America The Beautiful.

        JD – US Marines – Defenders Of The US Consititution.

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        • WEll, you said all that very well, US Marine…I’ve been preparing for the inevitable for 3 years…what is that you say??
          Push the damn ‘reset’ button!! Long overdue.

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        • DRD5508 says:

          US Marines; There are a few in denial, on this site. What they are overlooking is the fact that most people that are in power, can’t change courses or be reasoned with. They become like unreasoning animals, acting on instincts (paraphrasing the book of Jude). This present government doesn’t play by the rules (constitution). Yet eveything they do (911-Patriot Act-Job Stimulus and so on) is an indication of where they want to lead this country. History is more relevant to those of us that can learn from it and see the repetitiveness of it.
          Signs to look for, concerning the collapse, are the bank holidays and especially the government trying to gain access to credit unions. The credit unions (state, city, county, military, and government employees) haven’t needed bailouts. More retirement money and savings have been (for the time being) safer in credit unions than non-credit union banking. Next time you all go to your credit unions, look at the deposited assets, normally placed in plain sight for all members. We are talking, collectively, trillions in assets to enclude safety deposit boxes.
          With all the federal regulations, and the 5,000 more that Obama is trying to pass, you’d be foolish not to think there won’t be a collapse.
          Just keep in mind, the socialist have to have control of the money/wealth, without it they are defeated. They don’t contribute to society via trades, they are parasites. Without a host (finacial control) they will die.

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      • Copout says:

        And to think they make ethanol out of corn and tons of h20 to produce, mouths could be fed, but no someone has profit in mind!

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      • durango kidd says:

        JJ: Most ranchers I know have ranches in several states, so they move operations from Texas to New Mexico, to Arizona to Colorado to Montana, etc, to compensate for drought anyway. Arizona is not in a drought.

        If smaller local ranchers are slaughtering their stock, back up the truck when prices fall in your area and stash it in your freezer.

        Eventually prices will go back up.

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        • Fed Up In Texas says:

          DK,

          I think you are failing to understand the depth of the drought here. I live in a part of Texas where farmers are selling out completely and will never buy back in. The cattle herd is at its lowest level in our lifetimes. This is going to be ugly here if it doesn’t rain soon. My family is holding out til the bitter end as are alot of folks, but that will only last another month or so.

          Cattle auctions are over loaded and its not going to get any better. Add to that the fact that prices still haven’t fallen out the bottom yet, and if anyone thinks beef is going to go up – way up – in 12-14 months, I have a bridge to sell you.

          Add to the fact that feedstock for the feed lots (ie grains etc) are in the tank crop wise, the cost to feed those calves in the feed lots is up.

          And next year…. when the calf crop is 1/3 to 1/2 here?

          And what about the feed and fertilizer suppliers?

          Don’t underestimate the damage. Especially when you add in the fact that the last time this happened here (the 50′s) banks could keep ranchers and cattlemen afloat without the FDIC in their business. Not now.

          Maybe you know ranchers that move them to all these states. I know feed lot owners, cattle auction owners, farmers, ranchers etc in several different areas of Texas, and not one of them can move their operation to another state.

          Finally, the overlooked part – dairy farmers.

          Buckle up and enjoy the ride. We will survive, but it will be rough because too many in our nation think the government owes them everything.

          Fed Up

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          • Fed Up In Texas says:

            Meant to say if anyone believes beef prices isn’t going to rise, I have a bridge for you. It has too.

            Fed Up

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          • I guess DK needed a ‘real’ Texan to cue him.

            And yes, I have lots of beef in the freezer and more ordered to be picked up Saturday.

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          • And I ‘ain’t a farm girl any more…but moving 1500 cattle to another state??? Wow…I’d not like that trucking bill.

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          • Durango Kidd says:

            FED UP: I am truly sorry to hear that things are that bad in Texas. I guess everything is bigger in Texas, even the droughts!

            That can be a good thing if people decide to relocate. Here’s why:

            http://shtfearthchanges.blogspot.com

            Beef prices will drop with the slaughter of the herds. Beef prices will rise when there is a shortage of beef from the slaughter of the herds, because there a fewer cows having calfs. Thats supply and demand. Eventually the markets will swing back and forth and seek equilibrium.

            Like housing.

            Check the link I posted for you and be sure to catch the George Carlin video link there. George puts life into perspective.

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          • Durango Kidd says:

            JJ: I am not a cattle expert but have been told by ranchers I know, who are experts, that Texas is over grazed. Has been for years. Rather than using FEED LOTS to grow and fatten cattle, maybe Texas Ranchers need to adopt a “greener” approach to cattle raising.

            Maybe its a good wake up call for ranchers.

            Weather patterns are changing and will continue to change. Texas cattle ranchers should sell their herds, cut their losses, move their operations north, and lease suitable land.

            http://shtffood.blogspot.com

            That is what the smart money has done.

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    34. Sam not sam says:

      Since I follow the news closely; I knew of most of the examples in the article at the link below.. but when you put them all together this way..

      http://beforeitsnews.com/story/1091/760/Lawless_America:_20_Examples_Of_Desperate_People_Doing_Desperate_Things.html

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    35. iowa says:

      The main difference between America and Europe is WE OWN GUNS! Wtshtf, we’ll just abolish our government as IS OUR RIGHT.

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    36. MiVidaLoca says:

      Dutch news was reporting today that Greece is now defaulting, but I hear that they are now retracting that statement.

      http://www.rtl.nl It is in Dutch but I think you can translate the page using Google.

      In any case, stay safe Manos!!!!

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    37. Don’t forget about the drought and flooding in China. Millions of people around the world are starving every day!

      The end of our prosperity is slipping, like water, through our fingers and into the buckets of the NWO/ELITE.

      If you have not prepared for what is to happen, then each day you procrastinate, it will be harder for for you to purchase, barter or steal what you and your family will need to survive.

      Don’t look to me or others to help you through the times to come. If you don’t hold up your end of the load, I can’t depend on you to help me hold up mine.

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      • uh-oh says:

        It takes money to prep sufficiently. My family has been awake long enough to acquire the appropriate food and “tools” for your typical scenario of shtf/teotwawki. Been out of work for a month +/- and I couldn’t imagine starting fresh right now. Not sure what’s down the road but I see “THE CAN”. Good Luck. Also I had to use spell check for this post and I added shtf/teotwawki to my dictionary, Laugh Out Loud. Have a great day!

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      • Peewee's Mom says:

        Mona,it is good to see you again :)

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    38. Homeland Security says:

      Smoke from the fire in Minnesota is reaching NE Illinois. Really strong, considering it is 400 miles away!

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    39. SmokyMtnLady says:

      Manos, Praying you and your family stay safe…I have a special place in my heart for Greece…my brother married into a wonderful Greek family several years ago..in fact, they are moving to Tennessee next month, not far from me, and I’m so excited! They are lovely people, very representative of the Greek people…Thank you for trying to warn us of what is to come…

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    40. KinSanDiego says:

      This is so sad to read, we love visitng Greece, and love their people. They are wonderful, they are not lazy nor incapable people. Our prayers are with you all!!

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    41. VRF says:

      Cruise control..its still engaged, but once that pedal it tapped..the pedal hits the floor rotors are going to glow red and the wheels are going to come off this thing like like a pile of bricks on some very unsuspecting peoples heads, and many, many, many of them, than it will cascade in to a waterfall of people and thats when you know game has been on, and you shoulda been paying attention..
      Going to be different in different parts of the country and different from urban to city, and population mass and the problems of that area.
      if it really starts to blow they will totally shut down any media about it, so if you didnt see it smell it or invoved in it, you wont know til it breaks down your door figuratively and litterally.

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    42. VRF says:

      So sorry to hear thiis Manos..my prayers for you and your family,, fight the good fight., I know you will

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    43. Tony says:

      Disaster is coming,it will be here soon. I hope you are prepared.

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      • Bilbo says:

        Seriously? Disaster is coming?
        I have only been hearing this type of “The sky is falling crap” since I was 5, and I am now 46
        Many here need to find peace and happiness in the moments that make up your life.
        It’s almost like you are all looking for a reason to be worried and angry.
        OK…. so all politicians are scum, what’s new?
        All men at their soul are greedy and look out for their own self interests.
        (Even cave men new they only needed to out run the other cave man, not the tiger!)
        My wise old mom told me when I was about ten in 1975, that when she was in high school, they were all told “don’t have kids, the world is going to end”
        She said something that I have carried with me all my life, and use quite often when I weigh the information I read and or hear “Be very careful who you let next to your mind.”
        The point being, just because you read it on a blog, or you hear it from someone with intellectual prowess, makes it no more real.
        Sure life is a challenge, and for some way more than others.
        Everyone can come up with isolated personal examples of how because of “whatever” the world sucks, and the end is near, but that don’t make it a fact.
        Listen close to me….EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT!!!!!
        Live your life and enjoy the time and blessings you have…It will all work out!!

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        • invisible says:

          I am beginning to agree. I have been watching for two years, prepping, waiting, giving myself an ulcer and it seems to be the same thing. The “This is it” alert gos out just enough to keep my nerves frayed. I think it is a good idea to keep an eye out for what is coming, (which is why I read this and other sites) but I don’t think my health can take all this sky is falling stuff much longer. Looking back at articles, it has been the beginning of the end since the beginning.

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          • Bilbo says:

            I like you got caught up in the chicken little scare in y2k and then again for about a year after the 08 crash. Since then I have re-evaluated the threat and realize that most of the people posting are very concerned. The problem is this is a self perpetuating mindset. FYI for the super marine posting like a small scared child, I served in desert storm/desert shied. I have 12 years as a 13 fox. I probably have a set 3x as big as his, but I don’t need to prove it. I have come full circle and realize life is short and I no longer wish to spend my time dwelling on things that we have little or no control over…..so I will just enjoy my family and friends and be at peace…come what may.

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          • SmokyMtnLady says:

            To each his own, Bilbo…while you’re singing Kum-Ba-Yah….I’ll keep buying my food, ammo and seeds and making plans to protect my family from the increasing costs of EVERYTHING!!!
            Don’t you read anything on here? Of course things get bad then get “better”…it’s caused by the corrupt Gov’t. and bankers! But one of these days, we won’t see any more ‘better’ days…it’s gonna come crashing down!! Personally, I hope we DO have several more years…I need more time to prep!!

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        • Justin Kase says:

          @ Bilbo

          Maybe you are right and everything will be OK, and if it turns out that way: Great!

          Maybe you are a magician and by firmly believing everything is allright, then it is allright: FOR YOU! But few have that skill.

          My house probably won’t burn down, but i have fire insurance, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, fire hose, a water tank with a gas powered pump, and i keep the brush under control.

          The banksters will prop up the current system until they cannot, or until it is no longer profitable for them, whichever comes first. Sure, a soft landing into the next rip-off system is possible, (ie. Bretton Woods II, World Currency, etc.) but it is still good to be prepared for collapse. Being prepared makes it easier to enjoy life, not more difficult!

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          • Bilbo says:

            To both Justin and Smoky, I never said not to prep.
            I said the hysteria about collapse may be a bit over the top.

            It will wear on your ability to enjoy life
            I mean if you listen to US marine, you would want to crawl in a bunker, as Armageddon is upon us, what an IDIOT!

            Fortunately since I opened my eyes after Y2K, I have quietly and slowly been prepping, and would put my efforts up against anyone’s.

            My lovely wife and I are pretty well set, and I know I should feel guilty, because I still have my job.

            I have been in straight commission sales since I was 21, (for 25 years) and have built a great territory, and make a nice income….

            That probably makes me a P.O.S. to a weasel like US Marin, cuz I am an evil rich white guy..OOOOOOH

            Keep planning for the worst and hope for the best, but live in the moment….

            Life is good, if you look for it!!!
            Peace

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    44. jshuford says:

      Why do you keep censoring my posts?

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    45. Aussie Girl says:

      http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jeremywarner/100011929/europes-banks-are-starring-into-the-abyss/

      “In the increasingly likely event of Germany kicking the Greeks out of the eurozone altogether, Greek debt will become close to worthless. Greece is already effectively a cash only economy. Most forms of credit has effectively dried up, the Greek banking system is finished, and capital controls to prevent what little money that remains from leaving the country are surely only a matter of time. European banking must prepare for the worst as far as Greece is concerned.”

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    46. stubbornpatriot says:

      Don’t forget:
      1) We borrow 43cents of every dollar

      2)We go $40,000 in debt every minute

      3)We borrow 168 million dollars a day

      4)If we were to pay $1 every second on ALL our debt, it would take 440,000 years

      5) 85% of college grads are moving home, because they cannot find work

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      • Please add this one…this govt. spends $2 million dollars more every minute than it takes in…

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      • US Marines says:

        Hi Stubbornpatriot,

        Forgive me for pointing out a small mistake.

        Our Treasonous gov’t has to borrow approximately 4 BILLION a day!

        Calc:

        4,000,000,000 x 365 = 1,460,000,000,000

        That is 1.46 TRILLION/yr (approx.)

        That is a $3.832 Billion difference per day than what you stated, which is why I thought it should be pointed out.

        Even this figure is little low as we actually have to borrow about 1.7 Trillion per year right now.

        No insult intended.

        Thanks – JD – US Marines

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    47. Homeland Security says:

      I can remember many years ago saying to friends that the system is dysfuntional and can’t continue. Yet, year after year, the PTB continue to pull another ace out of their sleeve and manage to stretch things out a little longer. I have conflicting emotions about wanting to see the PTB stumble and fall so we can take control of our countries future. But I know many people will suffer greatly when things get real bad. Civilizations don’t come back from collapse. Egypt, Persia, Athens, Rome, Thrace and others are but footnotes of history. But countries DO come back. And so shall we. Can I get a witness?

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      • Ben Dover says:

        USA as we know it may not survive, but the remnants will. The USSR is gone, but the pieces are still here, and arguably better off than during the USSR days.

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        • jrsmac says:

          Ben Dover says:
          September 14, 2011 at 12:08 am

          USA as we know it may not survive, but the remnants will. The USSR is gone, but the pieces are still here, and arguably better off than during the USSR days.

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          Wake up Ben Dover, and US Marines, and all,are you ready for this?

          http://www.unitedstatesprophecy.com/Russia_Invades_America.html

          Vision of New York City Bombed by 10 Russian Nuclear Missiles
          Around 1986 God took me up into the heavens and I found myself flying like superman through the air. I was in the clouds and the cover was so thick that I could not see my hands in front of my face. I couldn’t understand why I was flying through the air. As I dropped in altitude and started to get below the clouds, I began looking to my left and to my right. As I was looking, I saw five nuclear missiles, long range intercontinental ballistic missiles to my right and to my left. A total of ten missiles! Each one carried multiple warheads with the red Communist star on the fuselage of the missiles. The five pointed red star is the universal representative symbol for Communism. The star that I saw on the missiles looked like the second red star below. At the time of this vision Russia had a red star on their flag which is the first picture below. I feel in my spirit that these will be Russian missiles.

          As I looked down to the ground I saw Staten Island, Manhattan Island and New York City. I could not believe that these missiles were getting ready to hit New York with such a magnitude. They were coming right down onto the state of New York. The next thing I knew, I was standing down on the ground looking at all of the devastation. All the buildings were totally annihilated. The big skyscrapers had fallen over as though a domino effect had happened when they were blown up. When they started falling, these skyscrapers fell one against another knocking each other down. There were dead bodies lying everywhere. Tens of thousands were dead and the air smelled of rotting, burning flesh. Not only did the air smell foul but as I looked everything was dark even though it was midday. I could not believe my eyes!

          I then sensed time had passed, weeks and months. God then let me see little children taking instruments like butter knives and scraping the corpses of the people that had died. The children were looking for food by scraping the flesh off the people’s bodies only to cause their own death later of radiation poisoning. The devastation was beyond anything of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The death and the disease that broke out after was beyond imagination. I could not believe what I was seeing. I was overwhelmed and sickened by the devastation. I asked God why He showed me this? He said He is going to judge the United States and He’s going to judge it hard. He said that the enemies of the United States are going to attack.

          After having this life-like vision of what is coming, it was quickened to me later that Chicago and a lot of other big cities are also going to take a hit. From what I’m receiving right now, this is going to be worse than anything this nation could ever imagine. The American people will not believe what is happening to them. God is going to execute His judgment on this nation and He is going to pay America back double for the sins that have reached into Heaven.

          Read Revelation 18

          Foreign Armies WILL Invade and Occupy America – The Enemies of America Will Bomb Our Churches and Synagogues

          During the same time as the vision about the state of Florida in July of 1995, God gave me a vision of a massive army coming down on America. He said, “John, I am going to allow the enemies of the United States to judge America. When America’s enemies come they will have no mercy on the men, women and children. I saw troop movement and they appeared to be Communist Chinese and Russian troops coming into the United States. As they came in, America was no match. I saw churches and synagogues were being leveled by heavy artillery. As the churches were being blown up I saw Jews and Christians being herded up and shot like cattle in front of their churches and homes. I saw the troops killing children and infants with their bayonets. I saw the American people tormented beyond imagination. The troops were void of emotions. Their objective is to take the nation and take it hands down. All able bodied working people will be forced into slave labor. Some will be taken to other countries and some left here. The soldier’s main objective was to kill all Jews and Christians. As I am seeing all this horror I asked, “Lord, what is happening?” He said, “Because of the wickedness of the United States of America I am allowing her enemies to invade her lands.” God ended the vision.

          The enemies of America are supernaturally being drawn together. When they come, they are going to catch the nation completely by surprise. Great is going to be her destruction and torment. This judgment is coming soon! The American people, Christians and non-Christians do not believe that God has fiery indignation that will be poured out. The great day of darkness is quickly coming upon the whole world, the day of God’s wrath and judgment.

          Jeremiah 50:3
          For out of the north there cometh up a nation against her, which shall make her land desolate, and none shall dwell therein: they shall remove, they shall depart, both man and beast.

          Read Jeremiah 50 and 51

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          • US Marines says:

            Well,… that will certainly be enough to keep me busy, but my fellow Marines will get bored watching me kick the crap of any army that tries to invade my country.

            Lets dance.

            JD – US Marine

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      • PO'dpatriot says:

        I’ll get Bullwinkle to pull a rabbit out of his hat.

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    48. Daisy says:

      Stay safe, Manos. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us.

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    49. Sam not sam says:

      Holy Big Brother Batman… check out the ATTACKWATCH dot COM !!!! Obama’s official campaign is running a website for people to report “attacks” or smears against our Glorious Leader !!!

      Holy CRAP

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    50. That Hippy says:

      To say the least, its going to happen! It will be worse then the depression, worse than anything that we have witnessed as “Innocent Americans”. But to get out of this mess we are going to need strong leaders(who are for the people not against the people), leaders who wont be power hungry corrupt son-of-a-bitches. As to those out there, get prepared! Times ARE hard. My Grandparents have seen this coming and have tried to warn people to prep themselves. they do not take heed to the warning signs. Shit is about to hit the fan, and its going to be sooner then we think.

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    51. Damon says:

      I love when religious people bring quotes into it. Even if you quote it, this is still going to happen. Praying doesnt work either by the way. If there is a god and there is a master plan, I dont think he gives two fucks about you to change it for you. Its hopeful thinking.

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      • Sam not sam says:

        I looked back on previous posts and might have missed something, but I don’t see what brought this up.. however; it is “up” and invites comment.
        Prayer works fine; when we don’t think it does, perhaps the problem is not with the “ask-ee” but with the “ask-er”. He is either GOD, or he is not. There is no inbetween. For me, He has answered that question most sufficiently. When we pray, we pray wanting His will to be done; even if that does not seem to fit our idea of the moment: because we trust that He loves us and His will being done is always best. “1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, IF WE ASK any thing according to his will, he heareth us: 15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.”

        And regarding your last statement of your opinion of what God thinks of us: Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, WHILE WE WERE YET SINNERS, Christ died for us.

        I only threw in the quotes since you expected them..

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        • jrsmac says:

          Sam not sam says: September 13, 2011 at 10:42 pm

          I only threw in the quotes since you expected them..
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          LOL, good one Sam, that was funny.
          Jr.

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      • Jim says:

        Hey Damon, Nicole Nordman has a great song. It is about two people, one is a christian, the other isnt. She says yeah, you could be right, there might not be a God. However, what am I hurting by believing. I feel it makes me a better person, more forgiving and caring. Now lets say that I am right and you are wrong. There is a judgement day and we go to the places that the bible says we will. Think on that for a bit my friend.
        All I am asking is that you dont get nasty about my beliefs and I wont be nasty about yours. The vulgar language doesnt help.
        Besides, God never promised this life was going to be easy. Look at the lives His followers went through trying to spread his word through the world. All but one of the original disciples died a horrible and wicked death. It is still happening in this world and I fear it may come to this country yet. I believe there is more to life than this meager one we live now. There has to be a Creator, there is no way this world just spun into being.
        Anyways, we are all preppers whether we believe in Him or not. We need to stand together!!!

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      • Ben Dover says:

        Apparently atheism is YOUR religion.

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    52. Damon says:

      Oh and by the way.. Bullets go through paper, and houses.
      So stop trying to hide behind them like its an answer.

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      • SmokinOkie says:

        Damon- why are non-believers so angry all the time? Some people believe in God, some don’t. Let’s call the believers Ford people and the non-believers Chevy people. The Fords either tell you how great a Ford is or they don’t, but either way they’re happy to have a Ford. They’ll even agree that a Chevy runs ok now and then but they’ll try to get you to try a Ford since they believe it’s more dependable, economical or has some other benefit.
        The Chevys, on the other hand, spend all their time yelling about how bad Fords are and rarely if ever can say specifically why that is. Their only selling point for the Chevy is ‘it’s not a Ford.’
        The Fords sometimes pity the Chevys, but rarely get angry at them.
        The Chevys are in a constant rage against every Ford they encounter.
        The Fords will gladly discuss the differences between the two. And they’ll debate with logic, reason and facts evident in science or the natural world. They don’t even need a Ford Manual. They almost never try to sell you with the ‘blind faith’ idea.
        The Chevys often begin with an attitude of arrogance, but can easily be outmaneuvered with truth. Once they’ve been shown to be anything but the superior intellect they thought they were, they quickly revert to their next method, which is anger-driven insults. They seem so small and pitiable at that point, the debate usually fizzles and both sides go their own way- the Chevy hating the Ford, and the Ford feeling sorry for the Chevy.
        In all sincerity, I’m just wondering: why are atheists and agnostics so angry all the time?

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        • Sam not sam says:

          Fear of being wrong… in the face of the miracles of life that surround us; it takes one HELL of a lot of faith to really believe that there is no God.. ( pun intended )

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        • I’m a Ford(well, Mazda, same thing!)girl–if you get the meaning…great analogy…ford and chevy–go figure!!

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        • Justin Kase says:

          I first thought to Dodge the issue!

          But maybe i’m a a Ford man. It is obvious (to me) the Universe is intelligent, but it is unlikely i’ll live long enough to comprehend it fully.

          But the Chevy side says: Assuming an intelligent Universe does not require a GOD or describe it.

          What is to get angry about? Religion is about control, not answers, i quit that at ten years old. If they don’t bother me i won’t bother them. I either figure out the “GOD” question in my spare time or not. I either know something or not, and in this case i don’t. Why is that a problem?

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          • Jim says:

            Justin Kase, that is my point exactly, there isnt a problem. You believe what you believe, I believe what I believe. Please dont get mad at me if I try to bring you over to the side of the Christians. That is my job in this world right from the mouth of Jesus. Basically He tells us to go spread his word. I am not going to hate you because you dont change your mind. I know there are some so-called Christians out there who try to bring people down because they dont believe as them. These idiots obviously dont read the Bible, because they are missing the point. If this has happened to you, I apologize. You dont know how many people I talk to who are afraid to go to church because they have been hurt. It is a shame. You are right on about the religion being about control. That is what religion is, rituals. Christianity is about love and understanding. It is about being confident about what you believe in. It is the truth of Jesus, not the failings of men.

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    53. Texas Farm says:

      In Texas we are on fire loosing ground to the drought no grass or water for beef. Yankees coming to Texas for prosperous times sucking up good water & air best to go home while you can suck up some yankee land vittles. Texas is hurting in the worst way agriculturally it is not here.
      we sold all livestock last month, grass is now dirt with 10% humidity & 107 degrees. Texas is lost with no room for survival for anyone here that has’nt been here for years.
      Vacate now head to the hills where you can hide or lay down & let the dust cover you. Texans are tired of the bureocratic bullshit that yankees & californians have brought into Texas. Go home now we don’t need your crap.
      We surely won’t protect you when the real shit hits the fan. Texas is out of water get it???? It’s not the place it used to be. Stay safe GO NORTH TO CANADA SEE HOW YOU FARE THERE.

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      • Mr. G says:

        Sorry to hear that Texas Farm. May God hep you guys with this scorching heat. I think its just a matter of time when it all begins to unravel. I am in Florida and we didn’t see too many rainy days this season either. Even the fish is farther out in the Gulf due to extremely warm waters. At least we can catch some snapper if SHTF and that would be our food :)
        God Bless to all!

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      • WestVaFolks says:

        We are SO VERY SORRY for your situation. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers.

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      • He He He says:

        Didn’t your governor just pray with a bunch of fascists who want all Non-Christians(and I got PROOF, boy’o) dead for rain? Hows that working out? :)

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    54. joshua10 says:

      @ Daisy, the sarcasm you have received on this thread is the reason I don’t debate economic issues anymore. There are those who’s job it is to put lipstick on this pig and there are those who see the pig for what it really is. Remain steadfast in your beliefs and resolve and make the best preparations you can for the coming economic meltdown. It will be epic. There will be winners and losers. Everyone will lose something, but not all losers will be equal. Remember, there’s a time to stop debating the issue and get on with preparation.

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    55. He He He says:

      “They turned one against the other.”

      So many here have already taken the globalist bait on this trick HOOK, LINE AND SINKER. While you whine and blame unions, blacks, and “liberals,” the Global Elite tightens the noose around your neck, and more often then not, the men you cheer for are put in power to tighten the noose.

      Good luck to you. You’ll need it.

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    56. Homeland Security says:

      We had a kidnapping in our little suburb of Chicago about 2 hours ago. Domestic related. From the section 8 apartments. They are re-gentrifying Chicago, so they send all the problem people to the suburbs for us to enjoy. He also stole the getaway car. Probably end up a hostage situation somewhere. When’s that balloon going up? I can’t wait.

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      • Mr. Blutarsky says:

        Section 8 housing has been scattered around our state like buckshot too. Crime is no longer mostly concentrated in one area – now it is spread all over the place. Developers who want to put condos, housing or apartments in are forced by the govt to “set aside” a certain percentage for Section 8.

        Home landlords who want to make a quick & guaranteed buck are renting their houses to the govt for section 8 housing (only to find that in most cases it is totally destroyed when the tenant moves out so their quick buck turns into a nightmare repair)

        Just wait until obama finds a “use” for the foreclosed homes. Who do you think he will “rent” them to? If you answered Section 8 then ding ding ding! You guessed correctly.

        Please stay safe. If you can get a carry permit in Illinois and don’t have one I highly recommend getting one. I’m sure you’ve already thought of that.

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        • Anonymous says:

          Did you mean city or state Mr. B? It has been spread around my city.

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          • Mr. Blutarsky says:

            It’s happening all over our state. It could be controlled by the cities but it is not only in one city doing it – it is in all of them. I don’t like it, thats for sure.

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          • Sam not sam says:

            I live in a fairly “uppity” neighborhood.. the 6 bedroom, 4000 or so sq ft house on 1.25 acres right behind me has been rented section 8 for the last year.
            The family just moved out and the owner intends to continue in the section 8 program. Her reason is that she knows that she will always get her rent.. she couldn’t afford to keep the house as her primary residence.

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          • Ben Dover says:

            I am seeing the section 8 effect as well. It used to be called “scatter site”. The obvious intent is to scatter the leeches so they don;t drag one area down. The effect is to drag many areas down, only not to such an obvious degree.

            This is always carried out by people who absolutely do not want any section 8 housing near their own home.

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        • Homeland Security says:

          We live in the only state without concealed carry. However, some folks know how to carry w/o the paperwork. Old folks don’t get searched for no reason.

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    57. Anonymous says:

      Do you smell that? The change in seasons is coming. It’s been taking a rest to make another run. Who wants to keep up. It doesn’t do anything but just sit there.

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    58. COLONEL says:

      To JD Marine— You are right on!!
      Be ready, people. It IS coming! Hide you guns, stock up on food and check the websites mentioned by JD Marine… It will be a long time before things get “normal” again….
      A Special Forces Colonel

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      • Homeland Security says:

        Use your guns, don’t hide ‘em. If you have more guns than you can use in the present, then ok hide the “extras”.

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      • US Marines says:

        How are you Sir?

        Thank you for your support of my comment.

        When you say Special Forces, I am assuming you mean Army, am I correct?

        As your probably aware, the US Marine Corp is the Elite Combat Force of the US Navy.

        Although our jobs specs read quite differently, our training and attitude can be quite similar at times.

        ALWAYS a pleasure to meet you Special Forces guys, tough as nails!

        It seems to me, based on your comment, that you “took the Red Pill and woke up”, but that comes across as just a little crass and disrespectful, so if you don’t mind, I was wondering if you could elaborate just a little on your perspective of what you see as the greatest difficulties this country faces, and what your thoughts are as to “whats coming”

        In addition, perhaps you could read a response I wrote above to johnnyg & copout (about 20 responses down from the top).

        In it, I wrote a “Declaration To Abolish Our Treasonous US Federal Government”

        From EVERYTHING I have read, seen, studied, and have personally been subjected to, I would say we Americans are LONG passed the point of questioning the validity of this Declaration. Its merely a question of WHO is willing to fight against tyranny and treason.

        What do you think Colonel? I would value your opinion on the matter.

        Thank you – John D. – US Marine – Defender Of The US Constitution.

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    59. Mal Reynolds says:

      “This has to do with some 4% of the working force, and all of them public servants who were hired by each government in order to gain votes for its next election campaign.”

      Sorry, buddy. Four percent doesn’t win elections. There was at least another 47% of the Greek population that was enthralled with socialism and kept electing socialists/communists/liberals to office. Greece, and most of Europe, fell to the communists a long time ago. They just didn’t know it.
      The Greeks have enjoyed their little social welfare state for the past 60 years. Now they get to enjoy the hangover. Don’t worry, Manos. Your countrymen will have a lot of company at the table before it’s over. Try and learn some Portuguese, Gaelic, and Spanish first. Italian next. You can wait on the French and German for a bit… and you already know English, so when we sit at the table too, you’ll be good to go.

      “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.” – Margaret Thatcher, 1976

      Too bad Europe and America ignored her.

      Mal

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    60. Anonymous says:

      Sns, how did you stumble across that site of crap?

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    61. mike says:

      after reading all your post you can clearly see how the US is divided! if you think all is well why do you care so much what other people say that think that is not? i know one thing,i had to close my business in 2009 due to gov regulation and inventory prices that shot up 15% in one month.i know that my savings is going nowhere with 0.01% interst on savings account. I know that all my taxes have gone up. i know that road blocks,speed traps ect have increased 5 fold in two years and the real kicker is the growing number of kids being pushed through legal system.if you think the US is in fine shape, good, but dont try to tell me it is when the past 5 years has been the worst i have ever seen and i have been in the job force since 1976!

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      • Why, in deed, do we post and argue that all isn’t well; if we urge just one family to prepare and have resources available WTSHTF, and are successful, it was worth it…advantage to home team…another family to not worry about stealing our preps or sharing with???
        Hmmmm…

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    62. kevin says:

      Notice they raise the property tax. Seems to me, the greeks “own” their property as much as we do! Don’t pay your property taxes, you’ll see who “owns” it!! I recently read a pamphlet about the 100 year anniversary of the national forest system(a campground put it on a table) seems that the land was tooken in the name of water preservation, alot of private land “owners” lost their land, they were called the biggest “obsticle”. WE DONT “OWN” SHIT!! THE BANKS OWN US! THE LAND OF THE FEE, HOME OF THE SLAVE!

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    63. dreamer 8280 says:

      I need some advice on making a 72 hour bugout bag. Can someone post a list of suggested items to pack?

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    64. cry wolf says:

      this is getting old ,ive been hearing this for years, dont get me wrong im ready but i think it will never happen.

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    65. Fed Up says:

      I read an article recently about a woman who was employed as a lawyer right out of college, but tough economic times closed down the place she was working. Unable to find another job (even waitressing or as a store clerk), she went back to school, and then took a job stripping to pay her college bills and support herself.
      Anyone who thinks they are safe and sound because they have a degree, or they live in a certain place, etc. is delusional. It is stories like this one that make me grateful for the life I have and ever aware, S can HTF for anyone at any time, regardless.

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    66. Homeland Security says:

      The Greek 1 year note is offering 135% return. They can’t really pay you. This means the Greeks are in default already. The MSM just won’t say it. Prepare accordingly.

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    67. manos says:

      Thanks for the comments, positive and negative. There are so many thinks that i would like to say in order to explain the whole socio-economic condition of my country.
      The outcome is only one. Human pain.
      Plain people like you my dear friens, who didn’t deserve all this pain.
      People with families, dreams, jobs, mortgages, loans, and everything no less and no more that other people of the planet.
      They weren’t the only ones with debt on houses, cars, television, and their country wasn’t the only one with national debt.
      In fact other smaller countries with bigger debt were not treated like this.
      It makes you wonder how this small corner of the planet, the tiny Greece was held responsible for the collapse of the planet.
      Hidden secrets, and interests? For sure. But i can only speculate since there are no tangible proofs of what’s behind this whole plan.
      It’s certain that they will not stop here. Italy follows and our very kind and beloved neighboors will be surprised by what’s coming to them.
      And afterwards? Who knows.
      But my soul is black, because i see my daughter 8 y.o. having no future. Schools started yesterday having books for only the 20% of the country. The answer of the ministry? We can give kids cd with the classes.
      No mister, i want my daughter to get books, to smell, touch, and feel the paper.
      Turn the pages, mark on them, listen to their noise. Read the books while absorbing knowledge.
      But it seems that education will be another brick in the wall.

      Be safe dear friends. May our God protect you/us all.

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      • Sam not sam says:

        Manos – do NOT allow dispair to enter your heart.. if it does; promptly kick it out. I know that you trust in God. Do not dispair. His Throne does not have a tax bill or a mortgage due. He is God and you are His.

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    68. Mr. Blutarsky says:

      The reply option is not working right now. Technical issues I think.

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    69. Marine4 life says:

      I,m an old Jarhead and proud of it. My take on it, is it’s going to get real bad real quick. I suggest you adapt, improvise and overcome, and never back down. Get your food preps if you don’t have them already, get your silver, and get your guns. The guns will be important to secure your food and property and family.If you can afford to help out friends or neighbors that would be great too. Let it collaspe now and lets get the country back to the good old USA for our kids and grand kids, I’m as always READY FOR THE FIGHT.

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      • joshua10 says:

        Outstanding Marine4 Life!

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      • US Marines says:

        Oh-Rha & Semper Fi Marine!

        Right you are!

        I just think that the biggest problem we face is our Treasonous Federal Gov’t.

        AS long as it exists, so will ALL its Criminal Agencies, the Cartel of Banksters, Corrupt and Thieving Politicians, and our Broken Legal System, and the never ending growth of complete Tyranny.

        The only viable solution:

        Abolish The Treasonous US Federal Government And All Its Criminal Agencies To the Last!

        Let not a vestige of these diseased and morally corrupt entities be left to infect its replacement!

        Above, I wrote a response to johnnyg & copout (about 20 responses from the top).

        Perhaps you could read this Declaration over and let me know what you think?

        I certainly wish YOU were my neighbor, because I’m surronded by a bunch of pussies!

        Are you in the Central NJ area?

        Thanks, and Semper Fi Marine.

        John D – US Marine – Defender Of The US Constitution

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    70. Jerry says:

      I see history repeating itself here – during the Babylonian (Chaldean) Empire 625-536 BC period, the prophet Jeremiah ‘preached’ for 40+ years that the Jews would be ultimately defeated and taken into ‘captivity’.
      The sobering part was that so few people listened to him – their hearts had ‘hardened’ to the truth of what was coming… they continued on in their ways.
      In this ‘modern’ world, we have become so ‘instantly’ gratified because of technology, that if something takes a matter of a ‘few years’ to ultimately transpire we see that as an entire ‘lifetime’ away and ignore it.
      I think everyone reading this is smart enough to understand all the unwritten details of what I’m saying. Ultimately, as the old saying goes, ‘failure to prepare is preparing to fail’.

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      • Ben Dover says:

        But USA is DIFFERENT because we are AMERICANS! USA is an empire upon which the sun will never set!… Never mind, THAT was the British empire.

        Big changes will come to USA, probably not all at once and not all of the same severity for all regions, but many of us will make it through.

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    71. Death N Taxes says:

      the FN five-seven pistol is absolutely amazing. With an aftermarket PROMAG 30 round magazine and a proprietary 20-roung mag, you can load-up one box of 50 rds of 40 grain V-max and in just two compact mags you can control all foot traffic within a 150m radius of your shooting position.

      That’s why I bought two of them and I’m getting them suppressed…hopefully I’ll never have use them except for target practice…

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      • Homeland Security says:

        I don’t think there is any sub sonic ammo available for that caliber. But nice idea anyway. See if you can get a stock for one of them. That caliber penetrates lower rated body armor.

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    72. Homeland Security says:

      Reading the comments posted here, I see we have a failure to communicate. Perhaps I can help. Perhaps not. There are varying levels of collapse. It seems we disagree on the level to which society will sink and for how long. Will the currency collapse or just continue to decline in value? Will we be hit with more inflation or deflation or a combination of both? Will the government lose the ability to govern or become bigger? Will society breakdown or continue to stumble along? Wether you’re right or not, time will tell. It all depends on your level of objectivity, your powers of observation and intellect. And when it’s all said and done, it’s still just your opinion. And like rear ends, everyones got one. We should be polite to each other and try to control our frustrations in this somewhat stressful time.Have a nice day and go clean your guns.

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      • Homeland Security says:

        P.S. This not aimed at anyone. Just general ramblings.

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      • Well said.

        I like to question people when they make statements I don’t believe in. For example Manos here suggested most families are not paying Greece their taxes and I find that unbelievable? Most is representative of 12 million people. Maybe he should have written ” many” and I would not raise the question. I find his plight difficult and hope only for the best to him and his family.

        JD a Marine said our government routinely conducts illegal searches on our homes. I disagree. There are people who believe the Patriot Act makes that happen. It could, but I will argue it has not yet. ” Routine” was the wrong word. I have a niece in the FBI. I worked in federal LE, and I have friends there now. So many folks here hate our government so much they forget those in govt are people too. I never did a search without cause, and homes get even more protection. Those hating on BATF, FBI, DOJ et al might be surprised to know many are constitutionalist and the next Paul Revere will likely be a govt type sounding the alarm. I know these agencies do not routinely enter our homes with out warrants.

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        • manos says:

          1. 500.000 utility bills unpaid for the year 2011, of the amount of 423 million euros. Not counting the previous’ years bills.

          2. 1.000.000 cars with unpaid insurance, more or less around 1 billion euros, for 2011 only.

          3. The same car owners haven’t paid the annual state fees for the car, which is another 350 million euros.

          4. 35% of the drivers don’t pay toll, from the ones who pass through the tolls. Because around 20% of total drivers seek alternative routes in order not to pay the toll fees.

          5. 30 billion euros from unpaid taxes from around 7.000 businesses. If you take in mind that most of these businesses closed down there is no way that money will ever be collected. Moreover, by closing down, these businesses fired all their personnel without any compensation at all, which means that all those people cannot pay their bills.

          There are more and more people who cannot pay anymore.
          For example, restaurant owners and taxi drivers are on strike these days, and they just don’t pay taxes.
          We are not bad people, or we don’t want to avoid taxation.
          But what Greece is living the last two years, is taxation big as a cucumber in the b….
          An we have a saying here in Greece, that if you close the cat’s exit, it will jump and take off your eyes.

          Be safe Jim.

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    73. silver bean says:

      After reading through the thread involving the Marines DHS might be right about veterans being a real domestic terrorist threat. I’ve never read so much bitter stuff from a bunch of PO’d people. Welcome aboard! Can we work together to stop the overthrow of the government?

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    74. Hermes says:

      What depression? Im sitting in Panama City as the OG’s say “stackin’ ends”, but no, I’m not “servin’ fiends”, (unless electricity counts).

      Lots of folks still have jobs, and the money has never stopped flowing, except from any equity profits(and even those have kept coming for many). However, that is really just one part of the situation. The real question is the fate of the current currency/financial system. I know people who are making the most money they’ve ever made. At the same time, I know lots of folks (me included in both groups) who have been through a good bit of uncertainty as to where there next dollar is coming from.

      The guys I know who are actually making money right now are working overseas, where the real money is to be made (developing the world’s resources: oil/gas, minerals, electrical generation, etc…) Not to mention the Federal gov’t can’t rob you for social sec., medicare/caid, income taxes (up to $97,000/yr income tax free). Who you know matters more than ever, and lots of times that doesn’t even guarantee anything. What you know also matters believe it or not. Those not afraid to wallow through third-world shitholes to apply their life’s skills will likely find opportunity if he looks. These countries can be rough for most westerner’s who are so sheltered, and effeminate, that the locals recognize their softness at first glance (and joke about it). Lots of expats get mugged, raped, killed, and maybe even fed to the crabs, or some maggots(or locals). However, some of the locals get killed as well(the house loses a lot actually:I know this as a fact), and luckily the ‘law enforcement’ doesn’t always waste time investigating what to them are simply matters of everyday life. So yes, most (def. not all) westerners have been so conditioned, sheltered, and safe, that they tremble with fear at even the smallest sign of ‘trouble’. And then when real danger is presented to them, without any government to protect them, naked in the big mean ass world, they are devoured whole.

      Back to where I started though, there a way to make a living out there. Life is still much easier than it ever was during say the days of America’s wild west/Australia’s equivalent/SouthAmerica’s equivalent. Life has always been hard. Get used to it. If you really ‘tune in, turn on, and drop out’ you will find youself amused by the endless chatter among some on this site (not all). The world ends every second for someone. So get used to it. Is a major hyperinflationary depression/collapse coming? Maybe, and if so get ready. Use your emotions to your advantage. Don’t cuddle up in the fetal position and suck on an MRE.

      And Ladies and Gentlemen, the SHOW MUST GO ON.
      Mac congrats on the apparent explosion of hits on your site. Been coming here for about 2-3 years and it has blasted off in comments in the last year.

      Just found the OFFICIAL THEME SONG for Flash Mobs of America, it’s called “Break the Law”. OB 1 and Rev Jeremiah are in the first or second verse.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO8v_82i2kY&NR=1

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    75. major says:

      I dont truly believe there will be a domino effect leading to the US. The socio fascists lead by Obama will not prevail in the next election. The only way they can complete their mission of destruction is to declare an emergency and try to take over the Country before the 2012 election. That will result in a massive civil war which the military here wont support. The military will instead support the Constitution and will arrest the administration who will be tried for treason at that point. This will also lead to a backlash against illegals and Islamists who will be forcibly ejected from the Country. The newly elected administration will fire every Democrat appointee and replace them with Constitutionalists. Every law passed since before 1960 will be reviewed for Constitutionality and nullified if not Constitutional in the strict sense. A takeover attempt by socio-fascists could be the best possible thing for restoring the Republic.

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      • kevin says:

        Try every law since 1913!! “They” have been in power since then. “take over attempt”???? “restoring the republic” is a take over attempt! We have not been a real republic for many years. If we were a republic, “law makers” would be representatives, “law inforcement” would be keepers of the peace, “officials” would be public servants!! How many government departments are there that make “regulations” That are not passed by state, local, and fed government! WAKE UP, WAKE UP, WAKE UP!!

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    76. “Today, after two years of screwing and pressing us, most households and businesses have stopped paying. Stopped paying taxes, utility bills, toll fees, or anything else related to the government.”

      LOL, isn’t that how they got into this mess in the first place?!?!

      “Once again let me tell you that we are not a lazy nation or useless people.”

      Riiiiight…

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      • Ben Dover says:

        I see parallels between Greece and USA.

        I’m sure not all Greeks (Americans) are lazy, but the current government has encouraged laziness and feeding at the public tit. Can people really be blamed for stealing what they are encouraged to steal?

        The next several years will be quite painful for Greeks (and Americans), especially those who have for decades fed at the public trough (they will think they have died and went to hell). Probably a noticeable culling of the herd, maybe not masses of bodies in the street, but things like the obese dying earlier than they would with all the life-sustaining assistance available today (ambulances whenever called, power chairs, etc).

        Other Greeks (and Americans) will adapt and even prosper.

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    77. Mad Max says:

      It amazes me how long we’ve been talking about these problems and not doing a damn thing about them. What does that say about “we the people”.

      Wake up people. We have to do more than talk. The train will eventually roll over you too.

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

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      • US Marines says:

        Dead On Mad Max!

        Fact: The US Federal Goverment committed 9/11,.. as well as a multitude of other Crimes Against Humanity and individuals.

        Solution: Abolish the Treasonous US Federal Government and ALL it Criminal Agencies to the last!

        Let not a single vestige remain to infect its replacment!

        How do we know this is the right thing to do?

        I quote:

        “Accordingly, all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

        But, when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, IT IS THEIR DUTY, to throw off such government and provide new guards for their future security.”

        Thomas Jefferson – Declaration Of Independence – Latter portion of 2nd Paragraph – Empahsis Added.

        That was Jefferson, NOW,… its our turn!:

        DECLARATION TO ABOLISH OUR TREASONOUS US FEDERAL GOVERNMENT:

        We The People Of These United States, have long passed the point of, “abuses and usurpations” from a government that is determined to reduce us to living, “under absolute despotism.”

        We The People herby now declare that our sufferings are no longer tolerable!

        We The People find our Founding Fathers Instructions to abolish such tyranny is just and necassary to RESTORE the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity!

        We The People declare the US Federal Government IS Null & Void and will no longer submit to its tyranny!

        We The People shall fight with all our spirit, all our strengths, and all our might, to defeat such evil that the US Federal Government is now completely corrupted with, and morally bankrupt from!

        We The People, in preparation for the coming fight, say openly: Let the next bullet fired be, “The Second Shot Heard Round The World!”

        A Call To Arms!: Arise Americans!, Fight now for our stolen liberties, or forever know that YOU allowed your children to become slaves, or worse,… murdered by Federal butchers in their FEMA camps!

        John Dignut – US Marine – Defender Of The US Constitution

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        • Mike says:

          @US Marines,

          I’d like to hear your solution. How can you be contacted?

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          • US Marines says:

            Hi Mike,

            So far,… out of hundreds?, thousands? that read this site,…. your the FIRST to at least ask!

            Wow,… I don’t know if thats good or bad.

            I set up a scrub gmail account.

            you can write to: usmarines888@gmail.com

            As for the solution,… thats actually a couple of steps ahead of the initial step.

            At least let me give you a general idea, keeping in mind this is being broadcast to the world, and that Big brother is watching and listening to EVERYTHING we do.

            (Big Brother is Good!,…I love you Big Brother,… War is Peace,…Freedom is Slavery,…Ignorance is Strength………yadam yada, yada….)

            Back to what I was talking about Mike,

            The real starting point is to apply Systems Theory and analysis as to what are the Operative Principles that the system is really based on.

            NOT what people think it is, or what they want us to think it is, but understand how the system actually operates (I have spent a considerable amount of time on this).

            Then we apply Sun Tzu’s priciples of Go.

            The “solution” is actually the tactics that will be derived from the Strategy that identified the desired outcome and knowing the “Control points” in the system we wish to “turn off”.

            Here is a basic fact:

            The US Federal Gov’t is now COMPLETELY corrupt and rotten to the core. This corruption is so incredibly pervasive, that it is now incorporated into virtually all the policys that drive legislative actions & directives.

            This gov’t is so broken, so distorted, so dysfunctional, that it is absolutely impossible to initiate any form of corrective actions that could remotely bring it back to something,…anything resembling its Constitutional Base.

            This is a critical observation to make and understand, because most people are not willing to accept this realty (cognative dissonance).

            Most people are still thinking that somehow this gov’t can be “fixed” without fully comprehending what the hell that really means. Thats why the gov’t keeps getting worse, and why people are still believing repair is possible. Their initial presumptions are wrong,…so every thought on the subject after that is guaranteed wrong.

            The solution is actually surprising simple, although difficult to implement (NOT impossible, just difficult), but it is the far better alternative to roll up our sleeves and do some work, then to become perpetual surfs and supplicants by doing nothing.

            Allow me to state here, especially publicly, this does NOT mean insurrection, or violent confrontation. This calls for the Sun Tzu doctrine of Victory By OutSmarting the opposition.

            Anyone who thinks that violent confrontation is the route, is simply signing their own death warrant.

            This doesn’t mean that the existing gov’t won’t go away without a fight, it is absolutely willing to sacrifice as many innocent lives as it takes to stay in power,.. but they do have an Achilles Heel which nobody seems to have recognized,…at least publicly.

            Anyhow, I look forward to hearing from you.

            Thank you again for showing some interest in the future of our contry.

            JD – US Marines.

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    78. logomito says:

      That´s the best discussion I´ve read in my life on the internet! Special thanks to JD for his clarifications.

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      • US Marines says:

        Hi logomito,

        No problem,… I’m glad to see some people are starting to understand.

        I had said in one of my responses above,… I only took the Red Pill myself about a year ago, and it has not been a pleasant awaking! In fact, its been more like being thrown into a lake of ice-cold water! (that’ll get you curs’in!)

        I would just like to point out, I’m not trying to just rant a little, I genuinely want to find the right group of people that are looking to stop this treason and restore the gov’t to us that is described by the US Constitution!

        Something that is easier said than done I can assure you.

        If you know anybody that can help, make videos, run an internet news site, etc, please let me know at the email I gave Mike above.

        Thanks again – JD – US Marines

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    79. Walt says:

      Manos doesn’t understand that he and his countrymen have lived way beyond their means for many years now and now the bill is coming due. That bill includes a much lower standard of living. We in the states have also lived beyond our means, but not to the extent that the Greeks have.

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    80. Anonymous#2 says:

      People shouldn’t take too much comfort in the dollar being the reserve currency or that simply firing up the printing presses will solve our problems. I read a missive by a long time investment letter writer in which he stated that a dollar collapse could come suddenly and seemingly out of nowhere. People make the mistake of thinking that they will see this coming and have months to prepare for such an event. He contends that given the right circumstances it could all be over with in a couple of weeks.

      Imagine going to the grocery store and having to spend a $1000 or even $2000 on a weeks worth of groceries and that’s even assuming that there would be anything on the shelves to purchase. Most people’s savings would be wiped out quickly. People would literally be starving on the streets.

      Its exactly what happened to the Germans in the 1920′s. The government thought they could merely print up money out of thin air and pay off their war debt. It destroyed the country and there was a complete societal breakdown. People were eating bread laced with sawdust to fill their stomachs and still starving to death because humans can’t digest wood. People were cutting up their furniture to burn in stoves and fireplaces to keep from freezing to death in the winter.

      So, don’t be too sanguine about the government’s use of the printing press to paper over everything. The result could be just as treacherous as a deflationary collapse.

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