50 Shocking Questions That You Should Ask To Anyone That Is Not A Prepper Yet

by | Jan 17, 2013 | Emergency Preparedness | 207 comments

Do you LOVE America?


    Share this list of shocking questions with everyone you know that needs to wake up.  Sometimes asking good questions is the best way to get someone that you care about to understand something.  When I attended law school, I became very familiar with something called “the Socratic method”.  It is a method that has been traditionally used in law schools all over the United States.  Law professors will bombard their students with questions, and the goal is to stimulate critical thinking and allow students to discover the answers for themselves.  Many times those of us that can see what is happening to this country get frustrated when we try to get others to see what is so apparent to us.  But instead of preaching to them, perhaps asking questions would be more helpful.  When you ask someone a question, they are almost forced to think about what you just said and come up with a response.  And without a doubt, the fact that America is in decline is undeniable.  Those that would choose to blindly have faith in the system are foolish, because it is glaringly obvious that the system is failing.  Our economy is heading for collapse and the world around us is becoming more unstable with each passing day.  So it shouldn’t be a surprise that the number of preppers in the United States is absolutely exploding.  Some estimates put the number of preppers in the U.S. as high as 3 million, and the movement continues to explode.

    So exactly what is a “prepper”?  Well, the truth is that there is a tremendous amount of diversity among the people that fall under that label.

    To me, you don’t have to move to Montana and store 500 cases of MREs in a nuclear fallout shelter to be considered a prepper.  I believe that anyone that can see a very serious crisis coming and that is taking steps to prepare for that crisis would be considered a prepper.  You might be living next to one and never even know it.  Many families have converted spare rooms into food pantries or are taking survival training on the weekends.  Others have renewed their interest in gardening or have started to invest in precious metals.  As far as I am concerned, anything that you can do to become more self-sufficient and more independent of the system is a good thing, because the system is rapidly failing.

    Perhaps you are reading this and you are thinking that people who are “preparing for disaster” are being rather foolish.  Well, I encourage you to read the list of questions that I have compiled below and come to your own conclusions.

    The following are 50 shocking questions that you should ask to anyone that is not a prepper yet…

    #1 Why are sales of physical silver coins breaking all sorts of all-time records?  The U.S. Mint is on pace to sell more silver eagles during the first month of 2013 than it did during the entire year of 2007.

    #2 Why has Germany announced that it will be moving gold from New York and Paris to its own vaults back home?  Is this a sign of a breakdown in trust among global central banks?

    #3 Why is China systematically hoarding gold?

    #4 Why have billionaires such as George Soros and John Paulson been hoarding massive amounts of gold?

    #5 Why are billionaires buying up so much ranch land up in Montana?

    #6 Why is Russia warning that we are rapidly approaching a global “currency war”?

    #7 Why has Barack Obama chosen this moment to launch an all-out attack on the Second Amendment?

    #8 Why does Barack Obama want doctors to ask their patients questions about firearms?

    #9 Why is there an incredibly severe nationwide ammunition shortage all of a sudden?

    #10 Why has a bill been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that “would ban Internet or mail order ammunition purchases“?

    #11 Why are gun control advocates such as Piers Morgan pushing for us to become more like the UK when the UK actually has a much higher violent crime rate than we do?

    #12 Why was a Forbes article that made a connection between the use of psychiatric drugs and the mass shootings that we have seen in recent years almost immediately taken down from the Internet?

    #13 Why does the federal government want to start putting “black boxes” in all new motor vehicles?

    #14 Why are some U.S. states now using computers to predict “future crimes“?

    #15 Why are “black-clad federal SWAT teams” raiding farms and ranches all over the United States?

    #16 Why are we all being trained to spy on one another?

    #17 Why are highly advanced facial recognition cameras being put upall over the United States?

    #18 Why have police departments all over America begun to deployunmanned surveillance drones in the skies over our cities?

    #19 Why are schools all over America beginning to require students to carry IDs with RFID microchips in them wherever they go?

    #20 Why are more Americans not outraged that nearly 400 TSA employees have been fired for stealing from travelers since 2003?

    #21 Why are Americans not more outraged that TSA goons are manhandling the private areas of our women and our children in the name of “national security”?

    #22 Why is an elderly survivor of the Nazi occupation of Austria, Kitty Werthmann, warning that America is heading down the exact same path that she experienced?

    #23 If the economy is in good shape, then why are more than one out of every four U.S. workers with a 401(k) raiding those funds in order to pay current expenses?

    #24 Why does the Federal Reserve continue to insist that the economy is “improving” when it obviously is not?

    #25 Why can so few Americans explain how money is created in the United States?

    #26 Why has the U.S. dollar declined in value by well over 95 percent since the Federal Reserve was created?

    #27 Why is the U.S. national debt more than 5000 times larger than it was when the Federal Reserve was created?

    #28 Why isn’t the mainstream media in the U.S. discussing the fact that the U.S. dollar is in danger of losing its status as the primary reserve currency of the world?

    #29 Why don’t more Americans know about the quadrillion dollar derivatives bubble?

    #30 Why did the U.S. national debt grow during the first four years of the Obama administration by about as much as it did from the time that George Washington took office to the time that George W. Bush took office?

    #31 Why is the middle class in America bringing home a smaller share of the overall income pie than has ever been recorded before?

    #32 If the U.S. economy is producing a healthy number of good jobs, then why are we spending nearly a trillion dollars a year on welfare?

    #33 If the U.S. economy is not collapsing, then why has the number of Americans on food stamps grown from 17 million in the year 2000 to more than 47 million today?

    #34 If America is still an economic powerhouse, then why have we lostmore than 56,000 manufacturing facilities since 2001?

    #35 Why are we losing half a million jobs to China every single year?

    #36 Why were one out of every ten homes sold in the state of California last year purchased by Chinese citizens?

    #37 Why has the percentage of men with jobs in the United States fallen so dramatically?  Back in 1950, more than 80 percent of all men in the United States had jobs.  Today, less than 65 percent of all men in the United States have jobs.

    #38 Why are so many Americans poor today?  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 146 million Americans are either “poor” or “low income”.  Why is this happening?

    #39 Why does the U.S. government have a website that teaches immigrants how to sign up for welfare programs once they arrive in the United States?

    #40 Why has the number of gang members living in the United States risen by an astounding 40 percent just since 2009?

    #41 Why does approximately one out of every three children in the United States live in a home without a father?  Can such a society prosper in the long run?

    #42 Why are our supermarkets being flooded with genetically-modified foods when a whole host of studies have shown that they are potentially dangerous to human health?

    #43 If the economy has “improved” during the Obama years, then why are hunger and poverty still absolutely skyrocketing in the United States?

    #44 Why are more than a million public school students in the United States homeless?

    #45 Why are more than 50 percent of all children in Detroit living in poverty?  Detroit used to be one of the greatest cities in the entire world.  How did such prosperity turn into such desolation?

    #46 Why did a violent riot break out at an event where government-subsidized section 8 housing vouchers were being handed out in a suburb of Detroit earlier this month?  Is this the kind of unrest that we can expect to see all over the country when things get really bad?

    #47 Why are cities all over the United States making it illegal to feed the homeless?

    #48 Why is the UN trying to take control of the Internet?

    #49 Why have global food supplies sunk to their lowest level in nearly 40 years?

    #50 Why is global power concentrated in so few hands?  According to the Swiss Federal Institute, a network of 147 mega-corporationscontrol 40 percent of all the wealth in the world, and in a previous article I described how just six obscenely powerful corporations completely dominate the media industry in the United States.  Is it good for such incredible power to be concentrated in the hands of so few people?

    Please share this article with as many people as you can.  It only takes a few moments to share an article, but the person on the other end that reads it might have their life changed forever.

    Do you have any questions that you think should be added to this list?  Please feel free to share your thoughts by leaving a comment below…


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      1. Very nicely done….a great tool to use to wake a few dummies up.

        • Why is this happening at such an accelerated rate and yet no one is even trying to stop it? It used to be that the media would examine many sides of an issue but not anymore. I guess they are all in on it, except for a small number of patriots. If you’re not a member of the new world order club then you are deemed crazy and will be silenced by taking away your right to bear arms and your right to be heard. This country has become hypnotized by evil, I can relate this phenomenon to the Stockholm Syndrone.

          • #2 is VERY important because it’s showing a lack of trust between Central Banks. When that happens, all bets are off. The could potentially start a war.

            When country A says to country B, give us our stuff back and country B says no you have to wait 7 years. Country A then demands it back or else and that’s when the shit hits the fan.

            So yes events are accelerating and the who is more interested in protecting their guys in office, hide under the desk. Shame on them. This should be headline news but it’s not.

            More interesting is that countries usually negotiate behind the scenes so as NOT to cause a stir. This was put out in public which should be even more alarming. It’s like country A trying to embarrass country B for being thieves.

            If this was North Korea, Iran or some other rouge country instead of the sane Germans you’d be reading about some serious threats and they would probably at on it.

            The US Gubmint and the Feds deserve what they get because it’s becoming like Rome in ancient days. We are seeing corruption at all time highs and TPTB who want to collapse the system for even more power and wealth.

            • So yes events are accelerating and the (MAINSTREAM MEDIA) who is more interested in protecting their guys in office, hide under the desk. Shame on them. This should be headline news but it’s not.

              • The bankers are behind all of it.

            • I agree that the ObamaNazi assholes who run things deserve what they get… what pisses me off is that many, many more innocent will also get the same.

              Let’s remember who the pigs are who are doing this to our beloved country, so that they can be held accountable. And not merely in the court of public opinion

            • Rodster
              the only thing about what you are saying is this,,
              we the people have tp pay the price for what they the gov.and banks do,,,,,


            • “you have to wait 7 years”

              Look up rehypothecation. It’s likely why. Their gold has prolly been sold several times over just as the mortgage on your house has.

            • ~~When country A says to country B, give us our stuff back and country B says no you have to wait 7 years. Country A then demands it back or else and that’s when the shit hits the fan.~~

              Especially… when… country B… doesn’t… have… said… gold!!!

              • Exactly, and it’s a good thing it’s not North Korea or Iran asking for their gold. We all know it doesn’t exist. I guess Ben applied fractal banking to gold as well. 🙂

                • that’s fractional not fractal reserve banking but im sure bernanke could come up with fractal reserve banking lol

          • Everyone’s in a Coma.

            I tried to wake up some family members, with some subtle facts. They weren’t haven it. They’re just demoralized and think guns are bad…

            I should have sabotaged their cable box while I had the chance…

          • Reason 51. Mother Nature, and boy is Mother Nature is a bad mood.
            Reason 52. Mankind is really at the mercy of Mother Nature.
            Reason 53. Just look at how small and insignificant humans and the whole civilization is against the shear volume of energy just from the planet alone, the Sun is exponentially more powerful and capable ending human civilization within an instance.
            Reason 54. It is just plain head buried in cement not to be preparing for emergencies that are growing in much increased frequency.
            Reason 55. START RIGHT BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.

            • 51. If it’s reasonable to gut the 2ed amendment to save one life. Why isn’t it reasonable to impeach you for the fiasco in Libya.
              52. If gun control works so well, why does crime go up when it’s imposed and down when it’s gotten rid of? Australia and WDC are two examples.
              53. Why does it turn out that like you, the people on TV that oppose guards in school, have their children in guarded schools and live in guarded communities.
              54. Considering it’s record, Why should anyone trust the government for anything.?

              • Perfect!!!!!

        • THEY REFUSE TO WAKE UP !!!!!

          • I looked forward to reading this article. I prepare for some pretty grim future possibilities for my family. I would like to have a bunch of questions to get people to think about their over-reliance on the system, how economies tank, how wars start up fast and unplanned, how the freedoms we have / had in the US is a bright spot in a pretty dark and dreary history of human oppression.

            Most of what I read here is hinting at shady conspiracies. Anybody who thinks preppers are a bit nuts will only think more so if you give them this. Hell, I’m one of you and this stuff turns ME off.

            The Socratic method has never been a favorite of mine, and this sounds like a whole bunch of unconnected conjecture from a very limited perspective. I’m sure UFO enthusiasts could write up a “good” 50 questions that “prove” the earth is dominated and guided by ETs or Demons.

            You don’t have to believe in conspiracies to plan for tough times ahead.

            Maybe next time…

            • Some people are just not ready to hear the truth or to confront reality yet. They will be forced to in the near future though…..

              • I know bad things can happen. And me and my family are prepared. I will also fight for our constitution rights (for me and you).

                BUT, I also know how to spot a nut job, and zealots and frauds who push their point of view too hard and fail to see the flip side of the coin. The author of this article doesn’t appear to be a nut job and he isn’t asking for money, but he does seem to push hard without seeing both sides. I have been around a while and have heard about the acceleration of world change for some time now. Whether you read Hal Lindsey from the 1980s, Art Bell in the 1990s etc. you’ll see the same thing in all these narratives jumping from point to point insinuating that things are changing and something big is coming.

                I’ve never bought into that stuff and I still don’t. Nevertheless my family and I are prepared for lots of hard times – they do happen: to the globe and to local neighborhoods.

                About two years ago I posted on another survivalist board that I thought some other “expert” was blowing hot air. Folks jumped on me then.


                I’m doing it agin now. MXLord that was april of 2011, now it is January of 2013, two Julys have come and gone.

                In two years from now if it is all still together lets post again on SHTFplan and see who’s confronting and accepting reality. I’ll be around and selectively looking for useful survival/homesteading tips as long as there’s an internet. And I’ll be poking fun at the conspiracy postings then too.

            • Rather than just standing on the sidelines and bashing the writer, why don’t YOU list some questions and help find a solution rather than knocking other peoples efforts.

        • “Why” Michael? Because Americans as a group have been cavalier about their political responsibilities, letting “George” do it; and letting “O’bummer” do it.

          And they “did it” to US.

          Who is “they”? They are the Globalists who masguerade as Public Servants and Patriots yet desire to dominate US, eviscerate the middle class and destroy the US Constitution seeking to make everyone who is not one of them, a serf and economic vassal dependent upon government.

          They shipped OUR jobs offshore under Free Trade”.

          They encouraged the invasion of America by illegals to suppress OUR wages and steal OUR jobs.

          They sent OUR troops overseas to fight wars of Phony Crony Capitalism to expand their empire.

          They made the gangster banksters whole with taxpayer funds while stealing the American means of production and making US subsidize them while they do it.

          Now they want to take OUR guns to codify and solidify OUR servitude. Lock and load. WE are Seal Team America.

          Engage. Vote.

        • Excellent delivery of very tough questions. Well done.

      2. the shit will go down in 2013

        • The shit started going down 2001. Check the charts. We are in continuation of continuous decline.

          Like a turd circling the drain the event horizon always looks closer than it actually is. No doubt the turd that is our economy is closer today than it was and in the next few years will make those last few rotations around the drain before it disappears.

          Prepare today.

          Can you produce your own food yet?

          • Actually, the S started HTF in 1913. It’s taken 100 years for the communists to slowly and cunningly infect the country. Look who became president in 1913 and the truth be told. I see 2013 as an anniversary for them. It will come…

            I came across a great link the other day that exposes the communist agenda. This is from 1963:
            Look how much of it has already been accomplished. Scary!

        • I’ve got odds on 2015. There’s still too much that the PTB need to do.

          • i’m on record for 2014, when obamacare hits full stride.

            the dumb-masses(aka dum asses), media and businesses will not be able to hide from the wreckage of insurance premiums, doctors quitting, care denied. there’s going to be stories all over of how bad obamacare is once it starts affecting everyone.

            then, there will be real pushback from the people and the govt starts putting the pushback down = SHTF in 2014.

            • I agree, my health insurance has already gone from $75 a week to $175 a week just in the last 3 years, and my deductible has gone from $1000 to $9000. Now some are predicting a doubling or tripling of premiums next year from where they are now. Tripling what I am paying now means $27,300 a year plus another $900 for the deductible. That is 66% of my gross salary. How the eff am I supposed to pay that o-fuckhead-bama??????????

              • $27,300 a year ???? for health insurance??
                That’s more than what comes into this house yearly!!!

      3. #51 When, in God’s name, are we going to take this country back? And I don’t mean just resistance to tyranny. I ain’t talking defense here! When…WHEN? are we going to TAKE IT BACK?!

        Gotta go outside and rack the Mossberg a few times. The sound of it seems to soothe me…

        • All of history tends toward tyranny and opression. Humans are just too stupid to rule themselvees, and that is that. America was a great experiment but its over now. China is the future. Thanks, baby boomers. Thanks for everything.

          • Eisenkreutz
            what i`m going to say i know will stir up a shit storm with you..so i`ll remind you dont get your panties in a wad,,
            you need to make up your mind who to blame for all your sorrows,,either the jews or the baby bloomers also known as baby boomers,,pick one ok


            • LMAO! Good call.

            • I can’t say I blame any particular group for our woes. I choose to take a more personal view. I am the captain of my ship, no matter what waters I sail. How I choose to navigate rough water will define me. What I choose to do with my time in calm seas is my decision as well.

              If I fail to mend my hull in quiet times, I can expect to sink when I meet my next typhoon. I expect to bail water to keep from swamping my own boat.

              If I refuse to prepare for the storm on the horizon, that decision was mine to make. My crew will either suffer with me, or abandon ship. Either way, a good captain goes down with the ship.

              • How can a man be master of his own destiny when the system is rigged against him?

            • How about baby-boomer jews??

            • The baby boomers are responsible for creating the debt. The Jews are responsible for creating communism. The blacks ruin everthing they touch. I not really out to get anyone, I just call it like I see it.

              The old people owe my generation an enormous apology for what they have done.

          • @eisen:

            If you are going to point a finger, Sir, make it your trigger finger, and I’ll stand and point with you.

            Blame always starts at the mirror.

            …bless cinnabon…..BA.

        • I agree

        • I like to go out and shoot slugs out of mine,, live looking at those 1″ holes it makes in the target, I try to shoot a smiley face

        • SmokinOkie,

          Did that yesterday, awww the sound of a semi auto closing and going off all 30 times enought to make you smile..

          Did you hear about the 12yr little girl walking down the street when a man pulls up in a truck an offers her some candy? She turns her head and keep walking. So the man pulls up and offers her 20 pcs of candy and she turns her head and keeps walking.. Finally the man pulls up to the lttle girl and offers her the whole bag of candy and she stops and turns to talk to him. She said Gezz dad I told you you bought that Ford truck so you ride in it..

          Have a great day,


          PS great article I sending it to all my non prepper friends.

        • HI Smokin!
          WE, the true conservative patriots in this country have a decision to make…

          We cannot shoot first… that’s just the way it is. You know that down deep.
          If we shoot first, then we become criminals.

          But also, we cannot UNIFY, because of our differing ideologies and religious bent, they keep us arguing amongst ourselves. We cannot unify because there is no one IDEA, that all people are on board with… we are like a herd of cats, with a thousand ‘opinions’.

          At this time, we still have the semblance of the rule of law. The semblance, the appearance, but not the actuality as long as Jon Corzine and others are still walking around free.

          Anything we do at this point is a losing strategy, except one, and we don’t seem to want to unify even in support of the Constitution, we have determined to be ‘individuals’, going our separate ways, forming militias of one. Despite Matt Bracken’s eloquence, this too, ultimately, is a losing strategy. Why? Because we are in an economic war, and you cannot shoot a tidal wave. If we started taking them out, they will respond with economic sanctions. We will be starved of the stuff of life and they will blame it all on us, until ‘brother against brother’ becomes real… they will turn the DGI’s against us. Can you operate in a vacuum? How long till your preps run out?

          In this environment, we see now, how Hitler came to power…and how the Germans were frozen.

          We have drawn a line in the sand, and now the PTB stick their toes across that line, while the left and right argue, my guess is, the ‘compromise’ will be in a national gun registry, back ground checks and mental health will be where they get us. The DGI’s WANT THIS, once you understand this, you see that they will not wake up until the smoke rises from the incineration chambers…

          If we insist on fighting this battle one by one, then the enemy must be targeted one by one. There can be no other way. If then, the PTB insist on creeping warfare, we can give it to them, without violating our principles. WE CAN scare the crap out of them… with something they would never expect, and something that has the ULTIMATE POWER IN THIS LAND.

          I have never advocated a Constitutional convention before, until recently. We are scared to do this because we might ‘lose’, but, we have already lost. This is the logic of the damned. When, if we take it one step further, we could turn losing into winning. Bear with me, and first understand, there cannot be any amendments or new constitutions without a SUPER MAJORITY, something neither side has, but, there IS a way to put Washington out of business.

          There are now 25 RED states, and it is possible to take the power from Washington, without our Federal ’employees’ participating… IF, the states DIRECTLY called a convention, and the good guys decided to fight it to a draw. But, ALL current ‘public servants’ must be specifically excluded by the concon committee, or the special interests will insert themselves, just like I told the Tea party they would be marginalized once they allowed in the NY-DC Establishment. The states could do this, we could call it the ‘Flyover Convention’. Delegates to be chosen by public debates, come one come all, bring your ideas not your money.

          It is the only rational, sane, and moral way forward without reverting to violence. We could do it, all we would have to do, is UNIFY under an Idea. The left would fight tooth and nail, but, we OUTNUMBER THEM. If we would but use those numbers rationally to block them to a floor fight and a draw.

          Then legally draw up the Article of Dissolution, and save something of our culture, by LEGALLY SPLITTING APART THE UNION, and telling Washington and New York to go to hell. Winning by losing plan 1. The beauty is, there would be nothing they could do but call in UN troops, yet, the concon could have the Militias of the several states as ‘security’. Then the PTB, would merely expose their agenda for all the world to see, and we, would have a LEGAL RIGHT TO DECLARE the Constitution in ABEYANCE, just for those states who wish and declare war against the PTB and UN. Thus, we could win, by losing, plan 2.

          But, we would have to have FIGHTERS on the floor, not wimps. We have plenty of those, we just need to turn them loose, with AUTHORITY. (Bloggers, radio hosts, authors, the leaders of patriots. Those who are fighting now…)

          A third party will not work.
          Term limits will not work, because they will not happen.
          Nothing will work, as long as it takes place in Washington DC.
          A revolution against them, will be met by even larger hoards of DGI’s.
          Another Tea party like protest, will simply be mocked.
          Militias of One, as I said, will just be met by sterner crackdowns, and victimization of everyone, turning everyone against you. The pitchforks and torches will be turned against the right wing Christians and patriots. You will be driven underground, shtfplan and other sites would become non viable anymore.

          Otherwise, going Galt, is a temporary measure at best, and self destructive at worst, because you cannot go Galt, you can only go Half a Galt. Why? Because there is no HIDDEN SANCTUARY. All property now comes under their tax law… they’ll get to you one way or the other.

          Otherwise, start drawing up target lists, and prepare for your children to curse us for their misery.

          • Piper Michael;

            Very interesting, the issue here is deciding locations, personnel and stratagies. Once all is onboard, we will then and only then have the possibtlity of overcoming OUR common foe.

            Try to come up with an agenda (viable) that will be utilized by the individuals willing to go the distance and the pain along the way to freedom.

            Let me know.

            • I loved Texas… its central, its isolated, its defensible.
              As far as an agenda?
              Justice Roberts in his Obamacare decision gave us the agenda… that this is up to the People.
              1. Nullification of Obamacare, NDAA, and pretty much everything passed since JFK… that oughta stir the pot.
              2. Term limits, 1 term and you’re out. No more politicians, only statesmen.

              3. All citizens Must carry and be trained as the Unorganized Militia. Females, as responsible baby factories, get a free pass.
              4. Legalization of everything. Live and let live.
              (Put it back between you and your God. Leave each other alone.)
              5. Definition of a Human Being. Hippocrates defined a human being as when The Quickening happened. When a fetus gets a heartbeat, your freedom ends at the responsibility of murder. You are free and responsible.
              6. … Chime in.

              • 6. End the Fed and all central banks. The Right to access money. Being defined as the measure of labor or productivity, and, creative or consumptive endeavors. No interest, ‘free’ money from state banks, and all other banks outlawed. Silver and gold and Real bills plus state notes are all legal tender having ‘real’ value.

              • Sorry but that’s the problem, you cannot argue to legalize EVERYTHING and still tell a woman she cannot control her own body. As I have always said: Anytime a 50-70 year old male thinks he can tell a 15-50 year old female what she can or cannot do, either the man is a MD and the woman is real sick ,and knows it, or the man is nuts, and doesn’t know it. Like it or not females must make the decision on their bodies, I cannot even tell my wife what to do and you think you can tell other women YAH SURE.

                • You have reading comprehension problems. Read what I said, not what you feel.
                  I said; to define a ‘HUMAN BEING’. For every RIGHT, there is a concomitant RESPONSIBILITY.
                  Yes, you can legalize everything, but, you do not understand, that you cannot murder a human being, or, infringe on my rights.

                  Females DO make the decision on their own bodies, but, they are under the obligation to KNOW their own bodies… they are no longer allowed to be LAZY freaking self absorbed nutcases either, if, they are screwing they are CREATING OTHER HUMAN BEINGS. To say that a woman does not have the responsibility to be the caretaker of her own womb, is leftist think.

                  Yes, it is their body, and yes, they should have the RIGHT to make their own decisions, it should be between them and their God…UP UNTIL, that ‘fetus’ is transformed into a ‘human being’, then, their rights end at the responsibility to that OTHER HUMAN BEING.

                  Just like drugs are fine for some, but not for others. I have the right to live in a drug free zone, if I wish, or not. But, I do not have the right to get on the road and kill people because I’m STUPID. Alcohol is LEGAL, and how many people are killed every year because of stupid? Driving while ‘impaired’ should simply be a road side test, like walking the line, touching your nose, etc. Like they do now, ANY indication of impairment, should result in a blood test.

                  ALL RIGHTS have RESPONSIBILITIES attached, you don’t need a thousand laws to define it. Whenever you ‘infringe’ on somebody else, that is where the RIGHT ends, and the RESPONSIBILITY begins…

                  • Amazing, you, like most of your kind; you neither trust your God, nor pay attention to your supposed savior. I vaguely remember something about letting Caesar handle Caesar’s business, and God take care of Gods. You have just stated this is Gods business, but Caesar must do it. Obviously, God cannot be trusted. You want me to bow to you religious opinions. NO THANKS, When, IF, or how. GOD judges someone else, it’s none of your or anyone elses business.
                    In my personnel opinion we should use the method of the old Roman Empire, a parent could kill a child up to it’s 18th Birthday just on general principles, There are a whole bunch of obvious mistakes out there that should be corrected. Should I be allowed to force my opinion on you?

                  • WHAT? THE F**K?
                    Who is forcing anything on who?
                    You don’t read, you react based on your ideology.
                    TO say that something is between them and their God, means exactly that. If you have no ‘god’, then that’s your choice.
                    I give the RIGHT to have an abortion, yet you want to bring religious history into this?
                    I am against much of what religious zealots have forced on society… if you knew me you would know that.
                    But, to find a middle ground, that gives both the right and the responsibility, is a personal issue, but also, an issue for those who do not accept that a ‘fetus’ can be a ‘human being’, in that, you are wrong.
                    You get to have an abortion, within the ‘fetus’ time period, after that, you are stilling a beating heart and are a murderer.

                    I KNOW, I was once, just the ‘father’, and had no say so… it was a case of ‘pay for it and STFU’. 40 years later, I still feel like I participated in a murder. IF you ever have to make the decision, and have no regret, then you, are not human.

                    (Unfortunately, most liberals think nobody else is human, unless you agree with them. This shows how there is no room for ‘compromise’ or middle ground, and why we are so fooked.)

              • PM: A Constitutional Convention is a very bad idea. The NWO Globalists would control it with their money and influence.

                Sitting politicians and Party hacks would control who represents each State. In the end it would give the PTB the opportunity to change the US Constitution to their liking.

                What WE have is more than sufficient to protect US if We will use it. In the last election only 130 million adults voted.

                There are almost that many gun owners. There may be that many gun owners now, considering recent sales. 16 to 20 million white males stayed home. Whose fault is that?

                100 million American gun owners must organize, communicate, volunteer, donate, and vote. WE hold the future of America in OUR hands. Vote. By ballot or bullet, but vote.

                WE are Seal Team America.

                • Dk,
                  You still having reading comprehension problems? (For anything other than what you write.)

                  Like I said, I wasn’t on board with this at ALL, for the same reasons you said. However, it is not necessary to WIN anything, just to keep the PROCESS out of their hands…

                  That is the basic premis.. to keep all current federal and power brokers out.
                  This handled easily if you read my article.

                  YOU WANT to go straight to the gun… that, will be your undoing. You will not change anything my friend, you will only make it worse on everybody.

                  THE SEVERAL STATES, MUST, repeat, MUST, call and control the Concon committee, and call for delegates by a public debate process, where we can put up the loud mouths who are presently fighting Washington. And yes, I would stand as a delegate.

                  WE have 25 RED states DK, they CANNOT WIN anything unless handed to them by RINO WIMPS. The delegate process is an ELIMINATION TOURNAMENT… come one come all, bring your ideas, not your money…
                  THe public airwaves are owned by THE PEOPLE. We allocate Sat night as ‘debate night’, and people vote online by ssn and previously registered key. One per person.

                  This IS doable, if, we quit WHINING, and UNITE!

                  • PS:
                    In life, everything is a RISK. To say; We cannot do this because we MIGHT LOSE, when we have already LOST, is the logic of the damned.

                  • PPS:
                    DK, the left are already making THOSE noises.
                    Best if we beat them to the punch…
                    You can’t have two concon’s, one called by congress and the PTB, and one called by Flyover country.
                    But, if Flyover country makes the CALL, and CONTROLS the committee, the PTB are DONE.
                    NO MATTER HOW IT PLAYS OUT.
                    And with neither side having a super majority, it can only end in two ways, chaos or violence. Thus, you get what you want, we get what we want, they get what they want. Either we fix it, or it is irreparably broken and dissolved, or they give us a CAUSUS BELLI.

                    But, WE have to make the CALL, not THEM. Beat them to the punch, and you control it.

                  • PM: The “several states” are controlled by the same parties that control Congress. Once a “ConCon” was qualified, WE would be toast. Need I argue the point further?

                    Americans must resist any gun grab and then turn out for the mid term elections in force.

                    O’bummer may not make it that long as lawsuits are revealing his crimes against US. Additional lawsuits must be filed in Court for other errors, such as the passing of laws (historically) without a quorum.

                    The Courts and the political process is OUR best bet and the US Constitution is OUR best weapon, while WE have it.

                    If it is taken from US. Vote with a bullet.

                  • Vote with a bullet, die by a bullet my friend.

          • Piper,
            Very well said.

            I have been thinking of what will I do when they cross the line we have drawn. A question that I have for everyone is this:

            We have all built a life and most have jobs, careers, businesses. We have wives, children, husbands. We have homes, boats, campers, etc. When they say” register your guns or you will be in violation of ___ law”, are we all willing to become criminals instantly? We will be giving up our lives as we know them and in the eyes of the sheep around us, we will be no different than a felon.
            I know my answer. I will become a criminal, but how many when faced with this prospect, will register and turn us in as well to keep thier iphone, house, car and job?
            It is going to be a tough time for true Patriots and I truly hope we can come out the other side free.

            If we do succeed in winning our freedom, what will be our government after? The tea parties and republican party have all fractured because of infighting and failure to agree on just about anything, except what coffee to serve at the meetings. Are we going to be so fractured that we have constant battles after the PTB are defeated until the time when china or some other country says it is time to take us?
            I am sure the founders went through this same conflict, but today is different. People are alot more self absorbed than they were then.

            • Thanks Bulldog,
              Understand this folks, a Constitutional Convention called DIRECTLY by the Several States(NOT Congress), is a SUPER Congress, with power over the Federal Establishment. Even the CALLING for one, will cause heads to explode all over the place. That alone would be worth it.

              We all saw this final battle begin yesterday, with the children, and the comments by this Usurper puppet in the WH. He has begun, with his arrogant and self righteous attitude, he is not a president of all the people… this much is clear, he is a Caesar wannabe.

              Nobody has heard the inkling that he is going to ramp up his campaign on this issue. He has never shut down his campaign! So they will try to make us out to be the bad guys, the 2014 campaign started yesterday…

              The numbers are clear, he did not WIN this election, he was handed this election by the good guys who stayed HOME. This is simply a continuation of that strategy, to fill you with disgust at politicians, and an abiding social hatred of anybody who stands up for guns. As we turn more and more towards APATHY, we have given up before the final battle.

              Therefore, we must learn to do as the PTB do, and quit playing CHECKERS, and play chess. A multidimensional game. This guy is SLICK… he will not take the guns, he will make it impossible for you to use them in self defense… without getting declared crazy or go to jail for not registering them(if you don’t register, you’re ‘crazy’). I can see the next steps already… to have a CCW you’ll have to have a million dollar liability policy, you’ll have to beg borrow or steal ammo. Without ammo, all you got is a fancy paper weight.

              That’s why I got into reloading, but I would prefer just to cut them off at the pass, by unifying. This is also, the only way to unify, without worrying about AGENTS. Let the agents come… they’ll have to give a good speech to become a delegate… and the concon could be conducted CLOSED SESSION… let the rumors fly… let everybody get vested… let everybodies hopes soar… use the emotions like they do.

              Then, when deadlock is apparent on the floor, no amendments will pass, no nullification of Obamacare, NDAA, etc… then, when everybody is DESPERATE for some action, we give everybody what they want… the blue states can become free for welfare and the red states can go back to natural law. Either that or the Feds go crazy, seeing their power slip through their fingers, and call in troops. Either way, we either get shed of them, or get to kill them legally, in self defense…

              This is simply a way of stopping the incremental BS, a way of saying “ENOUGH, fish or cut bait”.

              I spoke of this in my article;

              The Kabuki dance in the theater of the damned.

            • It has always been an accepted right of Americans, that where the law is unable, or unwilling, to enforce order, the citizens can, and must act in self-defense against lawless violence–whether white, black, or Latino.
              Blacks, whites, and Latinos must stand together, armed. The common ground we must find is: decentralization of power.
              Armed against criminals of every stripe. What our government fears most is blacks and whites united with guns.

              {paraphrased of course}

              • JayJay,
                Exactly right. Ultimately, that is why I think, centralized powers mean nothing but an attraction point, for evil.
                I like the old Articles of Confederation, plus a Bill of Rights, with the right to money added. As I laid out above, but, these would only be starting points for debate and addition to the agenda.

      4. I am all done waiting for the matrix sheep to get it. Now I am waiting for it too get them.

      5. Some days it’s nearly impossible to find the lighter side of the news. Or even a reason to smile. Still, one must try…

        Farmer Brown went to feed his cows and was shocked to see his prize bull was dead. He lined up the cows and interrogated them one by one.
        Bessie, the old Holstein, said “Farmer Brown, I didn’t see nothing wrong with him. This morning we had our usual mating, then I went off to eat grass.”
        Flower, a middle aged Jersey, said, “He seemed perfectly fine at noon. We had our usual mating, then I went off to eat grass.”
        All the cows told a similar story. Finally, Jumper, the new cow, looked at the farmer and said, “He came to see me out in the pasture this afternoon and I killed him. But, it’s all your fault he’s dead.”
        Brown was incredulous. ‘What are you talking about?!’
        “Well, when you bought me at the sale yesterday, you didn’t notice that I’m a bull too!”

        • Thanks for that, SmokinOkie. Needed that laugh.

          You’re right. Not too much to laugh about these days.

          Been trying to wake up people around here for a long time. I believe I am starting to make progress. I now have 5 like-minded individuals on my “prepper wagon”. One of them just purchased his first ever firearm a few days ago. I’ll be working with this fella and teaching him how to use it responsibly, safely and properly. In my eyes, that’s the real definition of “gun control”.

          I just don’t understand, however, why it took as long as it did to finally get them to wake up. To me, it’s painfully obvious what’s going on I and where we’re all headed. Maybe I’ve awakened them in time, but I just don’t know.

          As for myself, I’m continuing to gather my supplies, but I still have many things I’m behind on. I’m getting there, however.

      6. #52 Why is it that hard to accept the possibility that there could be a conspiracy afoot, after all our nation is formed on a conspiracy against the Crown of England.

      7. Heard on the PA system–

        Attention Wal-Mart shoppers: For your safety, we will no longer be selling guns, ammo, knives, hammers, baseball bats, frying pans, pens and pencils, or any pointy objects. We do still have a wide variety of soft squishy items, all made by Chinese slave labor, and at money saving prices!
        Plus, we have now opened TWO, count ’em TWO! of our 56 checkouts for your convenience! We do this for you, our valued customers, because we love you! And, because it’s more profitable to make you stand in line than to hire a few more low-wage part-time Associates.
        One more important thing you’ll notice at Wal-Mart- We are now a strict “Gun Free Zone” This will ensure that no law-abiding citizen is armed, thus making you much more safe in your shopping environment. Only crazed, psycho killers, probably zombified by medications from our full service pharmacy, will be able to come in and shoot up the place. If that should happen, rest assured that we will call the police at once. They may arrive in time to save a few of you. Then again, you may all be slaughtered. If that happens, we apologize for any inconvenience.
        And remember, as always, your EBT cards are welcome! Thanks for shopping at Wal-Mart!

        • @Smokin Okie yup that bout sums it up

        • Please remember shoppers, we will continue to sell violent video games and movies . Just so you can continue to watch more blood and gore and not be phased at the real life carnage taking place across the world. We want to keep you numb and dumb.


          Damn, I wish I could send you 1000 green thumbs

        • Smokin’, this is just not true. Every WallyWorld I’ve been to did not have a sign prohibiting CC. They still sell modern sporting rifles and ammo, it’s just that as soon as they get them in they are purchased. Some now have a limit to 3 boxes per customer, but not all. That is probably up to the stores manager and they had similar limits last time our dearly beloved most generous and thoughtful leader was bestowed upon us. They may actually be expanding to carry handguns again, but who knows now with the current atmosphere. They are a resource and you can use them objectively. The thing about the check out lines is usually true tho…

          • My local walmarts (ME & NH) used to be a great place to buy guns and ammo, but in the last 10 years or so they stopped selling guns years ago, the ammo shelves are almost always nearly empty, and their camo clothing has been cut down to one tiny little rack. I now avoid that place like I avoid the clap.

        • You forgot the knitting needles.

      8. A very well written and thought provoking article.
        I like the encouraging aspect of this piece.
        Any step one takes towards preparation is a proactive
        step towards self-reliance and peace of mind.

      9. Lets see , perhaps we simply do not ask those who live check too check or worse. They have no ability to prep up . However a fair few of them own guns and them thinking of you as the goto person when this bitch comes off the rails. Will end in tears.

      10. Hey, aren’t you going to ask non preppers (sleeping sheeple) why have gov agencies purchased bajillion rounds of hollow point ammo!!? Should have been at the top of the list.


        CIA Director William Colby

        Deborah Jeane Palfrey ~ D.C. Madam

        Mike Connell ~ Ohio Election Fraud

        Paul Wellstone ~ Election, 9/11

        Gary Webb ~ investigative journalist

        Jim Hatfield ~ Bush author

        · Pat Tillman ~ Patriot

        Hunter S. Thompson ~ Gannon-9/11-Intro to LC

        Dr. Bruce Ivins ~ Anthrax

        Lori Klausutis ~ aide to Joe Scarborough

        Beverly Eckert ~ 9/11 widow plane crash

        Dr. David Kelly ~ British Weapons Inspector

        Barry Jennings ~ WTC 7 Whistleblower

        John O’Neill ~ worked in WTC first day

        Dr. David Graham ~ 9/11 Whistleblower

        JFK Jr. ~ Journalist, Potential Candidate

        Mel Carnahan ~ Democratic Governor of Missouri

        Colonel Sabow ~ Whistleblower and Marine

        Col. Ted Westhusing ~ Returning home from Iraq

        Gary Caradori ~ investigating the Franklin Cover Up

        • Or just some people who died in accidents or explained deaths.

        • Matthew Simmons-Peak Oil activist. Died while being the loudest voice of how bad the Deepwater Horizon spill really was.


        ” oh thats right … the zog commie fedgov “can’t afford” to use ANAL lube in 2013 !”





        ya’ll should take notice how the feds are hiring more piggy cops more dhs gestapo thugs !!!



      13. Jack Shitte:

        Jack Schitt is the only son of Awe Schitt. Awe Schitt, the fertilizer magnate, married O. Schitt, the owner of Needeep N. Schitt, Inc. They had one son, Jack.

        In turn, Jack Schitt married Noe Schitt. The deeply religious couple produced six children: Holie Schitt, Giva Schitt, Fulla Schitt, Bull Schitt, and the twins Deep Schitt and Dip Schitt.

        Against her parents’ objections, Deep Schitt married Dumb Schitt, a high school dropout. After being married 15 years, Jack and Noe Schitt divorced.

        Noe Schitt later married Ted Sherlock, and because her kids were living with them, she wanted to keep her previous name. She was then known as Noe Schitt Sherlock.

        Meanwhile, Dip Schitt married Loda Schitt, and they produced a son with a rather nervous disposition named Chicken Schitt.

        Two of the other six children, Fulla Schitt and Giva Schitt, were inseparable throughout childhood and subsequently married the Happens brothers in a dual ceremony.

        The wedding announcement in the newspaper announced the Schitt-Happens nuptials. The Schitt-Happens children were Dawg, Byrd, and Horse.

        Bull Schitt, the prodigal son, left home to tour the world. He recently returned from Italy with his new Italian bride, Pisa Schitt.

        Now when someone says, ‘You don’t know Jack Schitt,’ you can correct them and tell them you know the whole family!


        Crock O. Schitt

      14. Olde brown mule –he muste be sike
        I jabbed him on the rump wit a pin on a stick
        He arched his back but wouldn’t kick
        There’s sumthin cockeyed sumwear

        Water in the well getting lower ane lower
        can’t teke a bathe fore six months or more
        But I’ve hurd it sayed
        Ane Its true I’m sure
        Too much bathin will weaken ya

        Olde hound dawg howlin
        Soo forlorne
        Laziess dawg dat ever wuz borne
        He’s howline cuz he’s sittin on a thorne
        an jus to dang tired to move over

        A mouse scratchin on the pantry door
        He been at it a munth ore moor
        Wen he get in he wil sure be sore
        Cuz thar ain’t a durn thing in there

        Painz ane miseries, aches ane woes
        Ane debts ane taxes ane so it goes
        An now I’m gettin a colde in may nose
        Life getz tedjus don’t it

        So I eight the last of the porke n beens
        Life sure ain’t whut it seeme
        The fishe stopped biten Las satordey
        Jus can’t depend on nuthin

        The sun cumes up an the sun goes downe
        The hands on the clock keep spinnin aroun
        When it time to git up
        I jus laye back downe
        Life is pointless ain’t it

        • “Gloom, despair and agony on me. Deep dark depression, excessive misery.”

      15. 10 years from now we will be doing one of two things:

        Looking back on this time and laughing our @$$e$ off.

        Or we will be much too dam Busy Reloading.

        Dark Humor yes but the Good Lord knows we have chuckle about something.

      16. Too busy working on my prepping to worry about fixin’ stupid. Why do I prep you ask?. Ask the bees why they gather honey. And no, you are never finished acquiring all you need.

        • Besides….”Aint nobody got time for that”!-Sweet Brown.

        • As that fllow said in “Jumanji” there is no ready

        • Yep…busy stocking up. Never ends. Asked my wife if she ever in her wildest dreams thought I would be raising chickens and canning beans. She said “Honey, you’re not even in my wildest dreams.”

      17. O/T sorry but..other Tyrants that used children as props

        The Soviet Union’s Joseph Stalin

        China’s Mao Zedong

        Germany’s Adolf Hitler

        Cuba’s Fidel Castro

        North Korea’s Kim Il-sung

        Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez

        Dictator Obama

        Is the picture clear enough for you , people?

        • What about ho chi Minh vietnam

      18. This could be an answer to many of the questions. The worldwide fiat based economy depends on infinite growth to pay the compound interest usury fees or it dies.Infinite growth is impossible on a planet with finite resources. The system is dying. Better secure your own sustainability locally as much as possible. Your life may depend on it. Was paying for my order at the local grocery the other day. Asked the young girl if they accepted fiat money. She said “No…only checks, credit cards or cash.” sigh

      19. Enjoyed the article and, of course, nodding my head at all of the questions submitted because they’re the type of questions we are familiar with. And the majority of readers to this site know the answers to some or all of the 50 questions.

        But there’s one problem — the average person isn’t interested in preparing for a worse future. The average person isn’t involved in current events and most are living day to day or ‘in the moment’. As as been discussed here many times before, many of us are not going to waste any more time to try and convince others to be better prepared for a different tomorrow. The way I see it, the average person has that head-in-the-sand outlook. They wouldn’t even understand the 50 questions if they were asked. Many know ‘times are hard’ but they don’t know (or want to know) the statistics behind the facts. But those TVs are on 24/7/365….Now if you dumb-it-down and simply say, “Do you want to wind up like a Katrina victim?”, you’ll get a response. But to use facts and explanations that require thinking outside the box, the conversation ends. So no thanks…I’ll use my time constructively and keep plugging along, stacking it higher.

        • I also find that the direct “do you want to end up like Katrina folks or Sandy folks” has been the best question to get people to thinking. But a lot of times I get fired back at me, “what do you want me to do, I don’t have enough money for gas to get to work, or buy groceries, or get meds for the kids flu. You buy me something” This comes even from my own children and some of their friends. Very tough for mom to hear. So then what? You KNOW I’m preparing for them too. Just has to be that way.

          • Hello Grandee.

            Your a good person and I am sick and tired about people who can not put a few extra items away each run to the market. Always make excuses.

          • Grandee, You bring up a valid point that many parents understand and have experience with. Most of us have taken our children (and even extended families) into consideration when prepping. If we have the ability and foresight to do so, we should — or we’ll find it difficult to survive and thrive without them.

            So if any of us believe another family member might just wind up at our homes, prepare for it!! Be Informed had a nifty mathematical explanation on the impact that ‘just one person’ has on a person’s stored foods, toiletries, and general household needs. Maybe BI could repost that explanation. We all need to understand what the real impact will be if another family member moves back home. And we should, if we are able to, prepare for the possibility/probability of that event.

            Here, yes, we’re preparing for other family members to join us. No one knows of our food storage, except for the kitchen pantry and the fact that we buy our grains in bulk. So we do our preps quietly. If/when they arrive, we’ll be ready.

            And because it’s obvious that few of the neighboring families are well prepared around here, we are putting up some extra foods, seeds, and items that we can give or barter with them — mostly to get them up-and-running on their own. (The ole ‘teach them to fish’ belief has got to be used from Day 1 or we’ll all become the new welfare state, right?) If it gets to a point where we join up and become a stronger community, all of those gorgeous horses will need to be put to work in the fields instead of beautifying the countryside. Heh heh…can’t wait for THAT image…. 🙂

            Young adults have it especially hard, I think. Many are barely making it on their incomes but they don’t realize that they can’t have the same households as their parents have. They all want independence and to ‘live on their own’ but the paychecks just don’t stretch far enough. Suggesting that it might be time to double-up w/ friends and split the rent is still met with resistance. Some would rather get a second or third job. Can’t fix their ignorance — they’ve got to learn by doing. Hopefully the family safety nets will catch them before they fall hard. Here’s hoping that our evolving world-as-we-know-it will provide some good life lessons for them.

            • @ Zoltanne

              They all want everything RIGHT NOW! Never mind it took 30 years for us to pay off the house and the car. Easy credit combined with planned obsolescence. Just run them into the ground. Never plan for repairs either.

              What’s that you say Johnny? You need $3,000.
              Wait a minute while I go in the backyard and pick it off the money tree.

              • Slingshot, I hear ya on that and it seems that most lack the ability or interest to repair anything. Just wait til their world is all about ‘fix it or do without’.

      20. Fellow preppers its time to let the unprepared go and to be very quite with what your doing because we are next. Soon it will be if you know so and so has this they must be planning something bad. So tell us and we can take care of them.The gov will stop at nothing now.

      21. A really good bunch of questions. Short answer as to why so few prep. The majority of people have been raised to believe that they will be taken care of. The nany state. They just can’t believe it is broken.

        At Christmas my yuppie brother in law says out of the blue that since he travels so much out of state he knows he can count on me to watch over his wife and my nephew. I really did not know what to say. He offered nothing for my commitment to his family other than he is thinking of buying a gun down the road.

        The guy is standing next to cabinets that are filled to the brim and cases upon cases of food stuffs along with a water storage system that is loaded and ready to go. His wife walks by and asks “whats all the water for” and then goes inside when I didn’t answer.

        You would think he would offer to kick in some thing upon makng that request other than I am thinking of buying a gun. Still thinking on what to tell him.

        • BigB tell him nothing. It will be hard but if he doesn’t get it now he’s probably not going to listen until its to late.

        • When you hear the knock on the door and the can we come in, you give them a little charity and send them on their way, Im in the same boat with my girlfriends family, I finally told her the other day that I am not scraping and saving and buying stuff and storing it away so I can feed her tight wad family that complains about everything under the sun and doesnt even keep enough food in their house to feed themselves for a week, they figure they will always be able to go to COstco and stock up later. I dont even get help from my girlfriend to pay for any of my preps, yet she will gladly eat whatever I am cooking, (I rotate pretty well and use what I store) anyway, sometimes I wish there was a whole town of folks who were working to build a batallion of prepping second amendment loving talented people and that you could move there and sign on. I would do whatever it took to pay for shipping my stuff and would disappear one day without saying a word to anyone.

          • For me, this is like the issue I have with putting flowers on graves. I have always told everyone that if they can’t buy ’em for me while I’m alive to enjoy them, why the fuck would I want them after I’m dead?

            For me, all these “late risers”, those who won’t wake the hell up until thugs wearing red or blue, or perhaps gubbermint green are smashing in their doors and invading their homes… they can stay the fuck away from me and mine. Yeah, yeah, “times are tough”, its hard to spend money to be prepared. Does anyone outside of the proganda…err, nightly “news” think things are getting any BETTER? And oh yeah, btw, have I mentioned lately that I am a SCHOOLTEACHER? In SOUTH CAROLINA???? Anyone want to take a guess at the princely sum of money I take home every two weeks? Yet I am still prepping… and not just by spending money. I’m learning to sew and use hand tools; I’m learning to use firearms; I’m expanding my knowledge of gardening. My wife and I don’t go out to eat, and we carry in our lunches in coolers to our jobs. We don’t buy coffee at Starbucks or DD… we make it at home. We don’t eat pre-packaged shit… I COOK EVERY DAMNED NIGHT. You heard it, a man who cooks, and teaches, and works with his hands and knows how to shoot.

            If I can do it, anybody can. Its a damned shame that so many won’t though

            • right on Sam…we have been doing just that for over 30 years because that is the way we were raised.

              We support local biz that is on our page best we can. What goes around, comes around.

              We have been divided by evil people, I know who they are and am fine with that.

              God helps those that help themselves, do unto others…

              That is our creed. No Compromise.

          • Kulafarmer. This town you speak of is coming to fruition in the American Redoubt.


            God Bless,

          • Try a whole State? Wyoming, Where men are men, sheep are scared, gun control means shooting with both hands. you don’t need a permit to carry a gun. And bums freeze in the winter so they go to Ca and don’t come back.

        • Big B
          why should he when he knows you are doing it for him,,


          • I know Snake. I also know that I talk big but when it comes down to it I am a fool when it comes to giving. After reading One Second After the other day I just don’t know that I would even want to live in a world as bad as that book painted.

            That we are in such a situation pisses me off that these types of choices will be put upon us. I have been to war and I have had to make tough decisions, some were wrong but most were right. But this feels different.

      22. Why must all the people keep on shooting and robbing. Why? Why must must all the people keep on killing and fighting. No, not I. I and I will would never try. No, not I. I and I would never try. And why must the rich man keep on hoarding all his money. And why must the this poor man, my living ain’t very funny. No, not I. I and I would never try. No not I. I and I would never try, try to live that way. And what did Jah show them. I and I survive. They tried to stop this nation. But I and I survive. To chant down creation, I and I survive. And once again a nation.

        • BB…to many evil people make to much money off the robbing, killing and fighting.

          Lot of good people make money in an honest fashion even in this lie that we are living…and they share it through various ways.

          Hang tough, believe in God and prepare for the worst, pray for the best…all we can do.

      23. Very interesting list and well thought out. One minor flaw, Not one individual, group, senate, congressional etc., can or will be willing to answer that.

        Q; Why all the disparity?

        A; _____________________

      24. I vote that the cat picture says it all. I was thinking of printing up a copy to hang on the office door. My gang would all hoot loudly and want a copy. I’m lucky in being surround by many awake folks 9 hours / day. Not all, but we are getting there.
        A recent convert wasn’t sure why she found herself stacking away water – lots of water. Mostly because the local trail guide said so and is known to be very smart.

        Herd mentality can work in weird ways if the herd is awake and heading in the right direction. Now the young lass points out sales, BOGO, coupons to me.

        Funny thing is I had quit preaching/ quoting / informing any who stood still for 2 minutes. The young one started getting nervous and asking ?WHY? From that starting point ~ we began moving forward.

        TG ~..~ off to trek around the zoo.

        • Another view–even the 3 or 4 I tried to explain why I stored food and supplies, even now, they would be too resistant because JayJay would have been right 4 years ago–and we can’t have that.
          This is the attitude I am surrounded by.
          Sound familiar??

      25. People don’t ask these questions because they are mindless zombies. Give them American Idol every week and they’re content.


        • Were in the zombie apocalypse right now.

      26. “#45 Why are more than 50 percent of all children in Detroit living in poverty? Detroit used to be one of the greatest cities in the entire world. How did such prosperity turn into such desolation?”

        Black alone – 586,573 (82.2%)
        White alone – 55,604 (7.8%)
        Hispanic – 48,679 (6.8%)
        Two or more races – 12,482 (1.7%)
        Asian alone – 7,436 (1.0%)
        American Indian alone – 1,927 (0.3%)
        Other race alone – 994 (0.1%)
        Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone – 82 (0.01%)

        Geez, Mr. Snyder. Don’t you think it is about time that you decided to burn all the books on your bookshelf that were written by Franz Boas?

        The stupidity of question #45 is really mind boggling.

      27. I’m sorry but that cat has been traumatized in some bizzare manner. I just got it. He? It has people eyes. Not cat eyes. Huh!

        And it is being held by that person like a TSA agent would pat down a 12 year old girl! Man, that is some sick stuff.

        • BigB
          thats not a real cat,,its DRONE,ROBOT CAT


      28. Why? In order for a “New World Order” to be implemented…all nations must bow or be destroyed. By the way, the U.S.A. is not immune from disease, disasters, devils, death, debt, deception, and or destruction… as some people may believe.

        God knows everyone in the world and the lessons each of us needs to learn to move forward in a relationship with him.

        Our(USA’s) lesson will be quite severe. Destruction of our way of life and Constitution! Can you handle this?

        Now is not the time to be crying. Pray God will make you a warrior in his army, and an instrument of his love in Christ’s name. The battle draws nigh…

      29. Eh, what does TSA employees stealing stuff have to do with prepping?

        • Just another sign that our govt holds ill will toward us. Govt needs to fear the people, not the other way around. This shows the contempt they hold for us.

        • When law enforcement become criminals, it is a sign of a societal collapse.

      30. I wonder if any of the 23 EO’s bo is doing for gun control will be judicially challenged?

        And I also wonder if he will get anything passed as far as the sporting rifle ban and high capacity magazine ban? Common sense would say no due to all the democrats who not only like guns (Harry Reid) and all the democrats who would make themselves more than vulnerable at next election?

        But common sense would of said bo would not be elected in 08, obama care wouldn’t get through, obama care wouldn’t stand in SCOTUS and bo would not be re-elected in 12 and we all know how all those turned out.

        • I don’t think so BJ. Maybe the one about the mental health. Obama lost one yesterday for once. The guy caved in a very short time. Less than 24 hours before his little show everyone was speculating that he was going to take some really harsh measures. It would seem that he got the message from one or more people that he was about to start a civil war, get impeached at least by Congress and saw he had no backing from the political machine.

          This whole thing has been about laying down smoke while nothing is being done about the budget, raising the debt limit and cutting spending. I believe he was hoping that it would last long enough so that on next Wed. when neither Congress or the Senate had not acted he would step in and use the 14th ammendment. He could do it on the pretense that he had to make sure that Veterans and people on Sovial Security would get paid.

          And I believe that he will still do this and come out looking like a hero.

          I heard from an inside source that early yesterday morning he was walking around the White House muttering something like “does mudderfukrs are coming for me. Lawdy Lawdy, I gonna have to do sumtin quick” Anyway thats what I heard 🙂

          • Personally, I think they’re also trying to take people’s attention off of the soon to be announced pillaging of people’s 410k’s. No sirree, can’t have them common folks pulling out funds from those 401k’s…why, they might get the idea that it’s “their” money!

        • I don’t think so BJ. Maybe the one about the mental health. Obama lost one yesterday for once. The guy caved in a very short time. Less than 24 hours before his little show everyone was speculating that he was going to take some really harsh measures. It would seem that he got the message from one or more people that he was about to start a civil war, get impeached at least by Congress and saw he had no backing from the political machine.

          This whole thing has been about laying down smoke while nothing is being done about the budget, raising the debt limit and cutting spending. I believe he was hoping that it would last long enough so that on next Wed. when neither Congress or the Senate had not acted he would step in and use the 14th ammendment. He could do it on the pretense that he had to make sure that Veterans and people on Social Security would get paid.

          And I believe that he will still do this and come out looking like a hero.

          I heard from an inside source that early yesterday morning he was walking around the White House muttering something like “does mudderfukrs are coming for me. Lawdy Lawdy, I gonna have to do sumtin quick” Anyway thats what I heard 🙂

      31. 51. Have you made out a will?

        • At this point, I don’t think it will matter. gub will say, “everything that we have been thinking about is now law, so everything is ours.”

          • Crazy.

            So yes, they probably will.

      32. Good thoughts. Items #2, #3, #4, #18, #19, #25, #29, #33, #39, #41, #43, #50 are the most important factors of our collapse.

        The collapse is here. People dont realize that our dollar has had a hard time staying above 85 since 2003. This means it has about 20% less value than 6 other currencies it is compared to.

        With the Worlds largest debt and a currency devalued, why would anyone ‘store’ their currency using US Dollars?

        We have a ‘time’ bomb coming before year 2020. We will see the ‘effects’ of this month-by-month, until a total collapse happens where money printing is just hyperinflation and civil unrest.

      33. Excellent questions. The sad part about it is that I can answer all of them. How many more articles, like this one, will be written before the herd wakes up?
        More than 51% are on government subsistance. Forty six cents of every dollar is borrowed. We have lost more than 98% purchasing power in the dollar since 1913. Our Birth rate per family is “one” in the USA. Our debt is 16.4 trillion and our tax base insufficiant to pay everyday governmental expenses. How many unemployed?
        If you can not grasp what was said in the last paragraph, you are beyond hope. You must be able to create a mental picture and connect post, current and possible future events. Many will not be able because of Normal Bias, misplaced priorities, fear or no cognitive thinking capability.
        We are coming to the bitter end. Get it together.

        • Slingshot says he can answer all the questions. Great to hear. I want answers to # 42 and # 49. If the answers overlap that would be very interesting.

          Seriously, I’m not in any way trying to be an ass. Just wonder if either assumption made are in any way related.

          • Hey 9mm
            Just seen your questions.
            #42 Because the amount of genetic food is larger to fill market needs to feed people. The power of Monsanto to lobby Congress so they can maintain control of the food supply from afar.

            #49 Low food supplies are a combination of weather/ human destruction of arrid land and the price of oil. Fertilizer costs and also have to consider that corn is now being used as a fuel additive. What do cows,hogs,chickens eat? Think water too.

            The USA still feeds the world.

      34. Michael Snyder, thank you for one of the best and most thought-provoking articles I’ve ever read from anyone. Rodster, I agree with your analysis. The globalists are divided up into several different factions that occasionally have disputes with each other, but their ultimate goal of one-world government is still the same and won’t let anything deter them from that goal. Inauguration Day is this Sunday, so the period right afterwards could become really scary. Smokin Okie, keep that humor coming. I, for one do appreciate it; it helps us to keep our sanity. Braveheart

        • The word is to boycott and not watch any tv sunday through tuesday–no problem here–I gave up cable/tv 4 years ago.

          • We are all wearing black on Monday.

      35. I look at the situation that most people just haven’t seen the other side of the fence. If one has the opportunity to live abroad or visit places like India or Central Africa where poverty is all around you, it would give people a different perspective on what it is like in the US. Real poverty is pretty damn scary. I’m not talking people living paycheck to paycheck and still having big screen tvs and various Apple gear. I’m talking about people dying from starvation or cholera. That woke me up knowing my watch probably cost more than many families’ entire possessions. I was in the Soviet Union when it collapsed and people were selling everything just for food, especially pensioners. It was a depressing site to go to the metro and seeing lines of people with a handful of trinkets hoping someone would give them some money. It changed my life and when I returned to the US, I bought a farm to rear my kids on, teaching them where food comes from, how to be self sustaining, because the new generation of kids will probably live in a much different world than we are living (learning the hardway what lack of resources are). I don’t want my kids to be staring at phones all day texting, that is just plain creepy. Especially in restaurants. I see entire families texting on their phones and not actually talking to each other. Sometimes technology just plain sucks. Give me a shovel and a hoe and let me grow some vegetables. My kids love it too and they invite friends over to grow corn and pumpkins.

        In looking at the questions above, I see that for a normal person, the only questions that matter are what hits their wallet. Nothing else really matters, because money solves pretty much everything and if you go deep in debt, that becomes tomorrow’s problem. Money is what matters, and when that runs out for people (or becomes valueless), that’s when the SHTF. The nanny state can last for a while, but that will end too. It will break at some point, and soon I think, as you can’t just support 50 million people on the government dime. The chess pieces are being placed on the board from what I can see. Wars are always fought over resources, and the big players are seeing that resources are becoming more and more finite.

        I also think the world is a bit scared to see the US disintegrate. For all our awful policies, we do balance things out a bit. If the US were to collapse tomorrow from an EMP or Oprah decides to retire, the leadership vacuum on this planet will be something to behold. Not sure I want to see where that goes personally. The US has a bunch of knuckleheads running the country and has a vast amount of sheeple, but perhaps this is where I am selfish is that I really don’t give a crap about them. The herd will be thinned and I’ll have my farm and like minded neighbors ready to carry on. I just can’t worry about everything. I do my part, give to charities, provide food to pantries, try to be friendly to people and do my civic volunteerism. I believe (and hope) that the future brings us back to local communities taking care of each other, because at some point the long haul truckers aren’t going to be coming to your local Walmart.

        • Plarvo…thanks for your story…please don’t be afraid to share more with us regarding the collapse of the Soviet Union…I know someone who was there also and cringe at what was experienced.

          People need to hear it.

      36. HEY ALL!!! I could have sworn DHS purchased around 1.3 TRILLION rounds not billion. please correct me if im wrong.

        • It’s Billion. and that’s still more than we shot in Afgan

          • Whoops! A simple google search would have answered my question. Thanks.

      37. The Road Down from Empire


        the future isn’t that bright
        you WON’T be needing shades

        “The logic here is easy to follow. Any attempt to withdraw from imperial commitments will face concerted resistance from those who profit from the status quo, while those who claim to oppose empire are rarely willing to keep supporting a policy of imperial retreat once it turns out, as it inevitably does, that the costs of that policy will include a direct impact on their own incomes or the value of their investments. Thus politicians who back a policy of withdrawal from empire can count on being pilloried by their opponents as traitors to their country, and abandoned by erstwhile allies who dislike empire in the abstract but want to retain lifestyles that only an imperial tribute economy can support. Since politicians are, after all, in the business of getting into office and staying there, their enthusiasm for such self-sacrificing policies is understandably limited.”

        “”It took millennia to build civilizations on this planet but we will watch them unravel over the span of a few years.” -The Extinction Protocol,”

        • Hey, Satori…That is a great commentary by Greer. I have bookmarked the site to read his new articles. Thanks for the link.

      38. At risk of oversimplification, I submit the answer- directly or indirectly- to the 50 questions and many more besides is the decline of morality in America.

        Economic decline, rampant government corruption, self-centered hedonism, worship of the State while denying God, the “legal” slaughter of our children, the intentional blurring of right and wrong,etc, etc, are but symptoms. The cause is the long war against the moral standard which was considered essential for the success of our society once upon a time. Our traditional moral standard- to which we can rally- is far more important than stocks of firearms, ammo or food (though I have those too!).

        “Religion and good morals are the only solid foundation of public liberty and happiness.” Sam Adams
        “The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.” G. Washington
        “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.” B. Franklin

        • @casey

          so glad to see someone quoting my spiritual ancestor. For tose who don’t know, “SonOfSam” means Sam Adams.

          The O-riginal American patriot!

          • I think I’ll go pick up a six pack of Noble Pils tonight!!!

          • Glad you told me I thought you were a serial killer from NY

      39. As a couple people have mentioned in this string, I think it a waste of time, at this late hour, to attempt to wake anyone up, pointing out these 50 points. That time could be better spent prepping. As a line in the introductory paragraphs state:

        “Those that would choose to blindly have faith in the system are foolish, because it is glaringly obvious that the system is failing.”

        Those still plugged in will hold their hands up to their ears and yell “Conspiracy Theory, Conspiracy Theory!!” when you try and tell them any of these points. At this point, I think you are compromising OpSec by showing your hand, which side of the fence you stand on. Only my family and my best friend who I have known for 20 years and lives in another state (so won’t be driving 1000 miles to knock on my door) know of my preps or have been advised to prep themselves.

        People are gonna die. Alot of people. I think it necessary, and part of the natural order of nature. Darwinism in action. It is not about being the strongest, the smartest (of which I am neither), but rather those most able to adapt to their changing environment.

        Matthew 5:5 – Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the Earth. Bullshit.

        • Non of the bible is bullshit. You anti god ass.

          • Awesome! Because that’s what Jesus would say. You do realize that by believing none of the bible is bullshit you are stating your belief that wearing polyester while holding a football is seen as so evil by God that you should be stoned, dismembered, and sent to hell. How do feel about slavery? The bible is just all warm and fuzzy about it.

      40. CBS’s Schieffer Likens Obama Taking on NRA to ‘Defeating the Nazis’… On Drudge.

        Let’s see. Gun and Bible toting cowards, terrorist and now Nazis.

        • Another worthless hack…..

      41. Mac, I hope you let this through quickly.
        Activists visit workers from the newspaper that published the names of gun owners. They also visited workers from MSNBC and Eric Holder. None of them would put a sign in their yards declaring their house as gun free. Way too funny and speaks volumes for what they really believe.


        • That is brilliant!!!!

      42. #8 Why does Barack Obama want doctors to ask their patients questions about firearms?

        I have been wondering where this question is coming from. I think I first saw it in that now phony article with the homeland security leak and have seen it several more times since.

        I have been to the doc twice this month as have other people I know and none of us have ever encountered this question. I suppose it could be regional. I am in Florida. Has anyone actually been asked this first hand by a doctor?

        • My wife was asked this last time she took the kid in to the Doc. She was asked if there were guns in the house. Then they asked if they were locked up. She said yes to both. I told her next time to tell them it’s none of their damn business.

          • It may be a very appropriate question if the child is taking certain types of drugs that could effect mood. These drugs today can turn normal, healthy, intelligent people into suicidal, homicidal, lunatics.

            The sad truth is that not everyone is as responsible as they should be. The question in that case would serve more as a reminder and warning that could inevitably protect the child and family.

            As for logging that information, that is completely inappropriate.

        • I have never been asked this by a doctor. However, it has been well over a year since I’ve been to one as I avoid them like the plague. While Obama’s executive order says that doctors are allowed to ask about firearms, the ACA (Obamacare) prohibits doctors from compiling data on “legally” owned firearms. So while they may ask, they cannot use this against you under ACA (Is it even totally implemented yet?). Thank you Harry Reid. I was a little confused as to why this was even part of the EOs. Maybe the paper pushers get paid by the word to write this horseshit up.

          • At the VA hospitals and clinics you get asked a lot about your mental state. I thought for a while it was to qualify people for PTSD but now it appears that lists will be compiled and just like some one adjudged to be a 51-50 you will no longer be able to own a gun. Tricky bastards arn’t they. Promise you monthly VA disability payments if you will just admit to being a little off. Bingo, they got you and you will never get those rights back again.

            • They have been doing this to Vets for a few years now, supposedly they have disarmed a couple hundred thousand for PTSD treatment. Disgusting….

          • jrs, you are absolutely 100% correct on that one…alot of people just don’t have any idea what is in all of these laws…that is why we are here to help one another.

        • Yes. My wife and I are both asked when we take the kids to the HMO. We both say in tandem “no”.

          Sic vis pacem, para bellum

        • My wife and kids are asked every single time they go. Funny though, I go to the same doctor and he never asks me.

        • Intended for veterans mostly Gregor–I have told the story twice here.
          Careful what questionnaires you reply to if a veteran.

      43. A couple stories on the Soviet Union Collapse. I’ll focus on Russia because I was mainly there, but did travel around to all the ‘stans’ which had it much worse. When Yeltsin took over in August of ’91, the infrastructure just basically unravelled. The only places to get food were bakeries which were subsidized heavily, couple cents a loaf, and little portable bodegas that started lining the main streets. All owned by the Mafia of course. That’s where people bought personal hygeine supplies, essentials and traded for hard currency. For some reason there was a huge market for snickers bars and that is how people gauged inflation, was how much a snickers bar cost

        Also, as the military went into shambles, the country started to be stripped bare. Tallin in Estonia became this ginormous seaport for extracting all the scrap metals from the Soviet Union. Jobs just disappeared as factories shut down, poof just like that because the manufacturing complex was for military, sound familiar. So lots of people just sort of sat around, because housing was basically free, along with electricity and heat. The one thing that the Russians have that people in the US don’t have was a place to go to ‘to wait it out’ Their dacha system around the cities is what saved most people. They’d just head out there and grow some food, and just kind of do their thing. They had no jobs to go to, so they stayed at their dachas (summer homes) for months on end. I fear that if things collapse like in Russia, there won’t be these summer homes to go to, where will the millions of city people go? Raid suburbia? Where will the surbanites go? To the country? Anyway, it’s just something that WILL be different than Russia.

        For the most part the Russians used the barter system prior to the collapse anyway to get things they wanted. There were no department stores, no walmarts, just various ‘stores’. No one ate at restaurants either, probably because there weren’t that many, and the ones that existed were for the new money mafia. Money didn’t matter unless you had hard currency. The rubles value varied so widely that many people didn’t accept them. Especially in the central markets. A good example of price insanity, you could spend a 1000 rubles to buy a shirt at a bodega, but government run businesses you could still buy things for 5 rubles. I remember going to the bolshoi ballet for 8 rubles, or about 10 cents at the time, while going to McDonalds (there was only one) cost about 300 rubles. Some people’s entire salary was the price of going to McDonalds. A painter friend of mine made 1500 rubles a month, which prior to the collapse was actually quite a bit of dough, but after the collapse, inflation took off, he basically made enough money to buy bread and some other groceries. So he ended up going out to villages looking for lend/lease Harleys from WWII and refurbishing them. I bought one.

        The mafia actually did some good there, they would rent/’borrow’ trains that went to China or other places and just fill them to the gills with clothes, food, products and bring them back to the cities to be sold in the portable bodegas. They basically built a free market. That’s how all these rich oligarchs became rich, was basically being robber barons in one industry or another. Most were former KGB, Government or Military leaders that just went private.

        It really was a world of two groups. The new found rich that adopted Western culture and were in the right place at the right time, and then the rest of the people that just got pummeled by the system. There wasn’t much looting or marauding parties, because, there just wasn’t anything to loot. Who is going to barge into your apartment when you have nothing? If I had hindsight and could go back to this time, this is what I would ship into the country to sell, because people paid handsomely for the following

        Tampons – could not be found anywhere selling for over a dollar a piece
        Levis – everyone wanted them because they were rugged and could be worn everyday as compared to ‘track suits’
        Shampoo and Hair Dye
        Zippo Lighters
        Good towels
        Toilet Paper
        Jars with lids (canning supplies)
        Candy Bars

        I remember having my friends send me boxes of tampons to give to my friends’ wives. They’d actually cry. Same thing with towels. If you think about it, imagine life without a towel.

        • ok, but its my opinion the US needs to start having bank holidays before its anywhere near that state.

          when a country starts limiting access to your own money, then you know its in real trouble.

        • You forgot one other advantage we had beesides free housing and utility. Transport infrastracture that was buiilt to LAST. Trains, trolleys, buses and trams (especially trams) were in heavy use (since virtual absence of personal transport) with basically zero maintenance – and most of them (at least trams, commuter trains and metro in big cities) are either still in use in fairly tolerable condituions or still ready for emergency use while being rapidly replaced – at least in big cities). I can attest to that since I’m riding old St.Petersburg metro train cars every day and occasionaly catch an old tram, though most of these aare new nowdays. Same storty with long-distance trains and cargo railway fleet. US? I honestly dont know since I\ve never been there. But from thee outside it looks like car culture is vastly predominant – and in times of trouble thats more hindrance than advantage. First off, avalibility of fuel. Second issue is prograamed obsoletion in modern things (not only cars) and additionaly, wide use of electronics in cars will serve as multiplier to probability of fatal reakdown – electronuics are always more touchy. Cant comment on state of public and gargo transportation in US as affected by collapse. Not enough data.

          • Absolutely. The Moscow Metro is beautiful and you can go anywhere. The train systems for a country with 11 time zones will get your anywhere. Loved taking the trains. I agree, that the US will be in a world of hurt if the car culture shuts down. Which goes back to my original thought that the world when it collapses will shrink substantially. Your world will be the 50 mile radius around you. Unless everyone rides bikes! WOuld solve the obesity problem that is for sure. One other thing I forgot to mention about my time in Russia during the collapse. No one watched television except for Baywatch for some reason. People knew how to entertain themselves without screens. I loved sitting with everyone and having real awesome conversations over a bottle of Vodka, making about 50 toasts because once you open a bottle you have to empty it. Loved that rule.

            • Thanks Plarvo and MilesN also for your experiences.

              I tell people on blogs and such that a 30 mile radius will be the norm…I can appreciate the vodka toasts!!! I am storing a bit for a rainy day…

        • Tell us more. Tell us everything.

          • That work (of comprehensively telling everything about collapse) is already done. There is a book by Alex Orlov, named “Reinventing collapse” (as far as I know 2nd edition of it is either out or nearing completion). It explores a theory of collapse and make a decent comparative study of USSSR collapse and impending US collapse. Author was also an observer of USSR collapse with Russian ancestry. He has a blog here:
            and couple of other books all relating to the subject of collapse. All I can tell would be anecdotal since I never delved deep on theory of what was happenning around. Everyone’s (if you take only usual “lowly” folk) goal was survival, not science. I wasnt intent on putting up an ad, but really hes better at it. All I can answer is direct specified questions. For anyone willing to ask, a perspective – youngster in a family of four where father is a seaman working everything but at sea since virtually all ships were grounded by collapse and mother is a teacher with meager salary not nearly enough to live – only to survive. Older brother, too. To sum it up, near the upper half of metaclass of poor. Questions are welcome

            • Dmitry Orlov, sorry. Several thought processes at a time sometimes give strange results…

      44. I was reading that here in Oregon, some of our county sheriffs have written to the vice president that they will ignore unconstitutional decrees by obama and that they will support our 2a and will continue to support our conceal carry permit system and will keep the records private.

        Question #51 – Why would some county sheriffs feel it necessary to write to the vice president to inform him of their stand on upholding the constitution?

        • I live a couple states away from Mass, but I can smell the stench from Beacon Hill all the way to my house.

      45. #8 Why does Barack Obama want doctors to ask their patients questions about firearms?

        When school started last fall in our district, one of the questions parents were asked was weather there were firearms in their homes. Neighbor called school and told them it was none of their $%&@ business.

      46. AmeriKa is Israels Bitch !

        A Gaza Diary

        AmeriKa ZOG FEDGOV is helping Israel Genocide Killing of Palestinian Children with billions of money , free military hardware / ammunition , and fedgov business contracts with tax free status .

        *And its the Israeli’s who own control Wash DC COMPLETELY from the puppet cia illegal-alien prez on down to even state governors !!!

        Kinda makes one pause , wonder if they do that to palestinians … what are they doing on AmeriKan Soil to enforce their global ZOG agenda !!!

        ( “Yesterday at this spot the Israelis shot eight young men, six of whom were under the age of eighteen. One was twelve. This afternoon they kill an eleven-year-old boy, Ali Murad, and seriously wound four more, three of whom are under eighteen. Children have been shot in other conflicts I have covered—death squads gunned them down in El Salvador and Guatemala, mothers with infants were lined up and massacred in Algeria, and Serb snipers put children in their sights and watched them crumple onto the pavement in Sarajevo—but I have never before watched soldiers entice children like mice into a trap and murder them for sport.”)


      47. New here, first post.

        I totally understand where u come from Sam, I’m I’m SC as well and I know your pay, or lack of. I barly have enough to pay bills but I still am buying a little here and there as I go grocery shopping. I’m far from being very well prepped but I’m on my way.

        • Don’t lose faith…it may be our only salvation.

          Welcome to shtfplan…how ironic that sounds.

          • Dont forget to read FERFAL and SELCO.

        • Every paycheck…set aside a prep fund. Little by little you get there. I started with an extra can of beans at a time. Big things come from small beginnings.

      48. The Only Real Question that needs to be answer… Where are the Riots??… Why are we allowing the Goverment to do all this shit to us, and NO ONE is standing up saying “HELL NO”. The federal Goverment is controling every little thing you do in YOUR life now days in so many ways it hard to believe, and yet no one is doing a dam thing about it. This isn’t even your’s or my America anymore, America is owned by and Belongs to the Federal Goverment, we are just their slave to do as told with out question … or else!!! I am sadden for all of us… We are all cowards! Seams as long as we get to watch our “Dancing with the Star’s” on TV we dont care what the New Laws the this Goverment Inact upon us, As long as we can watch TV and talk on our cell phones…. Day after Day the goverment screws us little more, Taking our “Rights Away”..Compare to all of our forfathers….”We are a bunch of pussies and cowards”, (an yes I encluded my self)… A time to “Talk about it”,… is OVER, Long Over… Its Time to take to the Street, and Take Back what was once “Our’s as American’s”. When did we agree to allow the U.S. Goverment to spy on us, to kill us, to control every dam thing we do. I sure as hell don’t remember being asked to vote on all that shit..”Oh it was your own elected State Goverment offical that we trusted that Gave OUR RIGHTS away to the Federal Goverment… It’s way “Pass Time”, To take what has always been “Our”, your’s and mine…. Back !!!

        • This is what youre gonna get each and every time with big government. Thats why you dont let government grow this big. No revolution is possible without breaking the idiot populace out of its trance.

      49. Then You Are An Anti-Semite


        Published on Jan 12, 2013

        Video derived from diggerfortruth’s article entitled, “….then you’re an anti-semite”.

        If you object to the imposed gun laws …. then you’re an anti-semite.

        You are saying you have not vaccinated your children …. then you’re an anti-semite.

        You don’t wholeheartedly support our troops, our heros …. then you’re an anti-semite.

        You are not in alignment with our ‘leaders’ Middle East policies …. then you’re an anti-semite.

        You eat organic food grown from local farmers …. then you’re an anti-semite.

        You try to avoid paying taxes when you can …. then you’re an anti-semite.

        You dislike Obama’care’ …. then you’re an anti-semite.

        You are not happy with the new police state and Orwelian structure …. then you’re an anti-semite.

        You try to not shop in supermarkets …. then you’re an anti-semite.

        You grow your own food in your garden …. then you’re an anti-semite.

        Ohh, now you don’t like the polluted rivers, streams, water tables and oceans …. then you’re an anti-semite.

        You refuse to use pharmaceutic drugs; instead favor natural medicines and to look after your health …. then you’re an anti-semite.

        You don’t want a smart meter in your home …. then you’re an anti-semite.

        If you home school …. then you’re an anti-semite.

        You are putting your noses up at the idea of us all having microchips implants …. then you’re an anti-semite.

        You’ve decided to voice your concern about all the weird spraying in the skies …. then you’re an anti-semite.

        Have you dared to refuse the flue shot …. then you’re an anti-semite.

        If you dislike the CCTV cameras breathing down your neck …. then you’re an anti-semite.

        You don’t frequent the main stream cinema and don’t even have a TV …. then you’ve just got to be an anti-semite.

        Article found at:

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        Are you an anti-semite?

        Anti what?

        First they came for

        What exactly is an anti-semite?

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        • I hate the Jews. I make Mel Gibson look like a rabbi.

        • No, you’re an anti-Semite if you attribute all evils in the world to da J00s, as in “It was da J00s! Da J00s took all the money and put it all in their… J00 cave somewhere! Zionazi ZOG NWO World J00ry Banker Conspiracy Blablablablablablablablabla!!!!!11!1!!!!!11oneoneoneeleventyone!11!!!”

          That’s what you Stormfronters contaminating this website with your retarded rants have been doing, and that’s why, when the SHTF, we’ll treat you the same as all the other fascists and socialists, i.e. as parasites and traitors to be shot on sight. Just because you oppose Stalin’s successors doesn’t mean you should get any breaks for being Hitler’s. They’re both in Hell now, and that’s where you Nazis will be sent right along with your Commie rivals when you die as well.

      50. Welcome to the New AmeriKa –

        Poster Child of the JEW WORLD ORDER !

        • Would that it were so. Were the Jews actually running the world, everybody’s economy would be doing great, you and all your fellow fascists would be executed, and we’d be making huge strides toward true liberty, justice, and salvation on all fronts. Jews gave us the Bible, the early Church, linear thinking, physics, and medicine, and from all these gifts we derived the “self-evident” truth that all men were created equal and had certain inalienable rights. (This truth was self-evident to exactly no one before the Jews came along smashing statist idols and exterminating the Pagans’ deified governments.)

          When this Moloch state you neo-Pagan National Socialists have set up finally implodes on you, you’ll burn with your deities just as Hitler did with his Wotan and Stalin did with his master Satan (to whom his predecessor Karl Marx wrote love poetry, by the way). When you see Hitler, say hi to Domitian, Nero, Herod, Haman, and all the other Jew-hating fools down there who thought they had a better idea how to run the world.

      51. i’ll give up my guns when the genocidal jews give up theirs …

        IDF kills teenager in West Bank, fourth Palestinian death in a week

        Incident comes a day after Palestinian farmer killed in Gaza Strip.


        A 16-year-old Palestinian was killed by Israel Defense Forces fire on Tuesday near the village of Budrus in the West Bank, Palestinian sources said.

        According to the reports, the youth, Samir Awad, was shot four times and hit in his torso and legs.

        Awad is the fourth Palestinian killed by IDF fire in recent days.

        • Koo koo.

          • …for coco puffs?

      52. Slingshot, what you said in #1037439 really hit home for me. I bought my very first car at age 16 with cash I made from working. In other words, I earned it. Nobody ever gave me anything on a silver platter and i don’t want anybody to do so either. If I can’t go out and work for what I want or need, then I’ll do without, That’s how I was raised, “old school” and damned proud of it. I’ve had 10 different vehicles since I was 16 and I paid cash for every one of them. Never had a car financed, period. Never had any kind of bank loan, credit card, etc. I’m literally debt-free so I can get more preps at one time than I could otherwise. I’ve only got myself to provide for; no snotty-nosed, overgrown kids to worry about in my place. just me and my preps. Going shopping again this weekend. Braveheart

      53. The Bible talks about the river euphrates(the life giver of the ancient babylon economy) drying up before that great and final day Rev 16:12-21 IS 11:15. The Lord God is going dry up the world economy in preparation for his return he may use wicked men like BO to serve his purpose as an instrument of Judgement on Gods people who have rebelled against his word, did he not declare Jer 27:6 “And now have I given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the King of Babylon, my servant” Hard spiritual & physical times ahead. Is 13:13 Therefore I will shake heavens & the Earth. Matt 6:10 Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven So the only hope is that those of you who have not sought after Christs kingdom which cannot be shaken Heb 12:27 will repent of their sins and will trust in Jesus Christs merits alone for salvation because we will need all his help to overcome this spiritual darkness Rev 21:6-8 & not just the physical which may be able to with all our preps

      54. 49/50 is an A+ in my book. But I disagree with #42. Having and perpetuating legacy seeds is a great idea. But GM foods make food more affordable and safe which is most important for the poor of the world. The elitist, leftist, anti-technology spin against GM food hurts poor people in poor countries. We live in a country where most people who go to the food bank are fat. It is hard for us to see that increasing the cost of food a few percent can cause people to starve.

        • If you do some research you’ll find that GMOs are NOT safe, and when Monsanto has patented every single food ingredient, you’ll learn about starvation at the hands of Monsanto. You see, they can force people to pay whatever they want for our survival. You WILL NOT be able to save your seeds from your own garden. You will be forced to buy more from Monsanto…every year or starve. Google monsanto and find out why india farmers are commiting suicide by the thousands after monsanto took over their farms. Monsantos goal is to control the world’s food and water…Monsanto is PURE EVIL.

      55. Good points, 2 buckets.
        I always try to go by what our Heavenly Father says to us in his word. Here it is in plain English…Jer 4:22 For my people [is] foolish, they have not known me; they [are] sottish children, and they have none understanding: they [are] wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

        Now as best as I can get from this, the word “sottish” boils down to being, “stupid”; and the sad part is they are becoming more stupid everyday and they breed among us.

        I’m not claiming to be better than others but, a little common sense goes a long way. Only a foolish and stupid person would say, “I am defenseless, so you can come and pillage here”. Gun free zone my ass.

        Thank God, most of the regulars here are smarter than the average sheeple/leeberal/sheeptards that roam the prepper sites.

      56. Only one conclusion:
        Were Screwed

      57. With respect to the Montana thing, the people buying think there might be oil and natural gas up there and want to frac it out, so there’s that anyway.


      58. What does TSA employees stealing have to do with prepping???

      59. I’m tired of all this tyrannical shit. Lets unite under the constitution and get it on! We hang together or we don’t hang at all!

        • Yeah. The 25 of us against the world. We are going to kick their asses by golly. Lets start a club and talk about how things are gunna happen. Any day now.

      60. No one wants to group up or unite because they all know their being watched, while also being stored in in a database to be used against you when the round-up occurs.

        • All it takes is one informant.

      61. VERY off-topic…

        Just had strange plane convoy fly over my house…east to west. Higher than planes heading to the airport, and for the time we could see them they didn’t appear to be coming in for a landing. Almost sounded like they had props, but no props visible on fusilage. Had very wide wing spans. 10 in a row, flying one after the other. Fairly slow moving. And they didn’t get far before they just kind of ‘disappeared’ into the sky. Neither grandson or I could make out any markings. Lost them from sight before we could get the binoculars or camera.

      62. Ayn Rand said something that really rings true, “You can ignore reality, but you can’t ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.”

        Americans will soon understand the truth in the above quote.

      63. Additional questions:

        Why does the United States media refuse to acknowledge the big fat elephant in the living room by ignoring the big hard fact that between 500,000 to 700,000 Americans die each year due to issues directly surrounding pharmaceutical med recipes–in this twenty-first century world? How could an 18th century country English physician produce a vaccine so long ago, basically free of side effects?

        As if all are parrots in the President’s pockets, why do all the major U.S. media outlets place cross-hairs on our (the peoples’) right to protect ourselves–whether with a ‘cadillac’ firearm (automatic) or a Ford Escort single-shot style firearm? Why are they fixated in continually raising such an irrational and flagrant (against civil rights) question?

        What English King also sought HIS own agenda–by opposing the dictates of Parliament through raising taxes to foment wars abroad, who privately enacted additional burdenous taxation on his people, thumbed his nose at and studied means by which to change England’s constitutional law at whim (i.e. Magna Carta, and Habeous Corpus), and who because of his radically tyrannical ways was forced to flee but was eventually captured by Parliament’s armies, then hauled before a court to be tried for treason, and due to his unflinching defiance–was beheaded?

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