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12 Disasters That Could Bring About The End Of The World As We Know It

Michael Snyder
December 11th, 2014
End of The American Dream
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The following article has been generously contributed by Michael Snyder, founder of The Economic Collapse Blog and author of The Beginning of the End. This article first appeared at The End of The American Dream.

disasters-12Our way of life is far more vulnerable than most people would ever dare to imagine.  A single major catastrophe could fundamentally alter all of our lives at any moment.  But since most people have not experienced such a catastrophe during their entire lifetimes, most people just assume that there will never be one.  This is called “normalcy bias” and it can lull us into a very false sense of complacency. The other day, Michael Hanlon of the Telegraph wrote an article entitled “How will the world end? From ‘demonic’ AI to nuclear war — seven scenarios that could end human race“.  Below, I discuss each of those seven scenarios along with five additional ones that I have added.  We live in a world that is becoming increasingly unstable, and as a society we have become exceedingly dependent on the technology that we have surrounded ourselves with.  If something were to happen which would force us to live like our grandparents and great-grandparents did, most of us would be in a tremendous amount of trouble.  And as our technology has advanced, so has the potential that this technology will be used for war and destruction.  There is great evil in the heart of man, and the potential to hurt others with that evil has never been greater.  And of course there are always other “black swan events” to be concerned about as well.  The following are 12 disasters that could bring about the end of the world as we know it…

1. ASTEROID STRIKE

A single asteroid could potentially produce an “ELE” – an extinction level event.  And scientists are finding more asteroids that are potentially a danger to Earth all the time.  For example, just the other day Russian researchers discovered a massive asteroid that will fly close to our planet every three years

Scientists have calculated that 2014 UR116 asteroid will fly in dangerous proximity to Earth every three years. If it collides with the planet the energy of the explosion could be a thousand times greater than the impact of the Chelyabinsk meteorite.

Vladimir Lipunov, a leading scientist on the team which discovered the asteroid this October, says the scientists now know its orbit and its period which is 3 years, but they cannot say precisely when the asteroid will approach the Earth.

“We should track it constantly. Because if we have a single mistake, there will be a catastrophe. The consequences can be very serious,” he said in the documentary “Asteroids attack” posted on Roscosmos website.

If a very large asteroid does hit us in just the right place, we could be talking about tens of millions of deaths and the collapse of entire nations.  The following is an excerpt from one of my previous articles about what could happen if a very large asteroid were to come crashing down just off the east coast of the United States…

According to the University of California at Santa Cruz website, if a massive asteroid were to crash into the Atlantic Ocean it could produce a giant tsunami with a wall of water as high as 400 feet that would slam into the east coast of the United States…

If an asteroid crashes into the Earth, it is likely to splash down somewhere in the oceans that cover 70 percent of the planet’s surface. Huge tsunami waves, spreading out from the impact site like the ripples from a rock tossed into a pond, would inundate heavily populated coastal areas. A computer simulation of an asteroid impact tsunami developed by scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz, shows waves as high as 400 feet sweeping onto the Atlantic Coast of the United States.

In case you were wondering, yes, that would be absolutely catastrophic.

2. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Could the machines one day rise up and take over?

Personally, I am skeptical, but some of the brightest minds in the world are deeply concerned about this.  Just consider the following excerpt from Michael Hanlon’s article in the Telegraph

Humanity may have already created its own nemesis, Professor Stephen Hawking warned last week. The Cambridge University physicist claimed that new developments in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) mean that within a few decades, computers thousands of times more powerful than in existence today may decide to usurp their creators and effectively end humanity’s 100,000-year dominance of Earth.

This Terminator scenario is taken seriously by many scientists and technologists. Before Prof. Hawking made his remarks, Elon Musk, the genius behind the Tesla electric car and PayPal, had stated that “with artificial intelligence, we are summoning the demon,” comparing it unfavourably with nuclear war as the most potent threat to humanity’s existence.

3. A GENETICALLY CREATED PLAGUE

Ebola has kind of fallen out of the news in the United States, but the virus is still spreading like wildfire over in Sierra Leone.

But of potentially even greater concern is what could happen if someone started releasing a weaponized form of Ebola, Smallpox or the Marburg virus in our major cities.

A bioweapon can be a brutally efficient killer.  It spreads silently and invisibly, and a full-blown pandemic could ultimately kill hundreds of millions of people.

And every single day, our ability to manipulate these bugs grows.  Many believe that it is only a matter of time before these types of weapons are used as instruments of terror.

When that era arrives, all of our lives will change forever.

4. NUCLEAR WAR

This is one that most Americans greatly underestimate.

Even though tensions with Russia are extremely high, most of us just assume that “the Cold War is over” and that a nuclear war is virtually impossible.

Unfortunately, that is not even close to the truth.

The following is an excerpt from my recent article entitled “10 Signs That Russia Is Preparing To Fight (And Win) A Nuclear War With The United States“…

Back in 1967, the U.S. military possessed more than 31,000strategic nuclear warheads.  Now, we only have 1,642 deployed, and that number is scheduled to be further reduced to about 1,500.

Sadly, reducing the size of our nuclear arsenal by close to 95 percent is not enough for anti-nuke crusader Barack Obama.  He has spoken of unilaterally reducing the size of our strategic nuclear arsenal down to just 300 warheads.

During this same time period, the Russians have been developing some very impressive stealth delivery systems which have the capability of hitting targets inside the United States within just minutes of an order being issued.  This is particularly true of their submarine-launched missiles.  The newest Russian subs have the ability to approach our coastlines without us even knowing that they are there.  If the Russians came to the conclusion that war with the United States was unavoidable, an overwhelming first strike using submarine-based missiles could potentially take out nearly our entire arsenal before we even knew what hit us.  And if the Russians have an anti-ballistic missile system that can intercept the limited number of rockets that we can launch in return, they may be able to escape relatively unscathed.

In order for “mutually assured destruction” to work, we have to see the Russian missiles coming and have enough time to order a launch of our own.  Thank to emerging technologies, the balance of power has fundamentally shifted.  The old way of thinking simply does not apply anymore and the Russians understand this.

5. PARTICLE ACCELERATOR DISASTER

Michael Hanlon considers this one to have a “very low” probability, and I concur.  Although our ability to destroy ourselves is growing by leaps and bounds, I believe that any disaster involving the Large Hadron Collider would be a localized event.

But as we continue to try to “play God” and build machines like this, we potentially open up gateways and expose ourselves to dangers beyond anything that most of us ever imagined.

6. ‘GOD’ REACHES FOR THE OFF-SWITCH

I thought that it was very interesting that Michael Hanlon included this one in his article

Many scientists have pointed out that there is something fishy about our universe. The physical constants – the numbers governing the fundamental forces and masses of nature – seem fine-tuned to allow life of some form to exist. The great physicist Sir Fred Hoyle once wondered if the universe might be a “put-up job”.

More recently, the Oxford University philosopher Nick Bostrom has speculated that our universe may be one of countless “simulations” running in some alien computer, much like a computer game. If so, we have to hope that the beings behind our fake universe are benign – and do not reach for the off-button should we start misbehaving.

So could God step in and alter the course of history?

Well, it has certainly happened before, and many are convinced that it will happen again.

Many Christians believe (myself included) that we are moving into the period of time that the Bible refers to as “the last days”.  According to the Scriptures, there has never been a time as horrible as the last days will be, and there never will be a time like it afterwards.

Of course the Bible also says that “the last days” will not be the end of the world.

But it will be the end of the world as we know it.

7. CLIMATE CATASTROPHE

There are a lot of people out there that believe that global warming caused by human activity is the greatest threat that humanity is currently facing.

I am not one of those people.  The climate has always been changing, and it will always be changing.  And the amount of carbon dioxide and other “greenhouse gases” produced by human activity is a negligible percentage of the total.

In addition, scientists tell us that there were times in the history of this planet when carbon dioxide levels were far, far greater than they were today.  So even if we were to move back in that direction substantially, it would certainly not mean the end of our planet.

However, that doesn’t mean that we are not going to see tremendous changes in our weather in the years ahead.  The primary driver of climate change, the sun, is behaving very strangely right now.  If it continues to behave erratically, that could cause dramatic climate shifts.

In addition, the increase in seismic activity that we have been witnessing all over the planet could also greatly affect our climate.  Volcanic ash can have a tremendous cooling impact on global weather patterns, and volcanoes that erupt on the ocean floor could potentially cause ocean temperatures to rise substantially.  Scientists tell us that if ocean temperatures were to rise far enough, we could see billions of fish dying. If such an event were to occur, a global famine would not be too far behind.

8. SUPERBUGS THAT ARE RESISTANT TO ANTIBIOTICS

Medical professionals are becoming increasingly alarmed by the antibiotic-resistant superbugs that are starting to pop up all over the place.  So far it is not a catastrophic threat, but experts warn that it could soon become one.  The following is an excerpt from one of my previous articles…

The “wonder drugs” that we have been using since the middle of the last century are rapidly losing their effectiveness, and medical authorities are warning that the emergence of very powerful antibiotic-resistant superbugs represents “one of the gravest threats in the history of medicine“.  Of course the “wonder drugs” that I am talking about are known today as antibiotics.  These drugs attack bacteria, and when they first began to be developed back in the 1950s and 1960s they were hailed as “miracles” that would save countless numbers of lives.  Well, it turns out that nature is having the last laugh.  All over the planet bacteria are developing resistance to these drugs, and scientists are warning that they can’t really do anything to stop these superbugs.  With each passing year these superbugs are gaining ground, and there appears to be not much hope on the horizon of being able to fight them.  In fact, no new classes of antibiotics have been invented since 1987, and none are being developed right now.  Meanwhile, scientists are telling us that many current antibiotic treatments will be completely obsolete by the year 2030.  Are you starting to understand why so many high profile members of the scientific community are using the words “catastrophic threat” to describe this crisis?

9. CYBERWAR

Did you see what just happened to Sony?  It is probably the most embarrassing and financially damaging incident in company history.  Of course the North Koreans are denying that they were behind the attack, but there is a good chance that they were.

Sadly, this could just be a preview of what is coming.

For example, what would happen if a cyberattack took down all of our major banks?  What would we do?

Most people don’t realize this, but our banks are already under assault every minute of every single day

Wall Street banks are getting hit by cyber attacks every single minute of every single day.  It is a massive onslaught that is not highly publicized because the bankers do not want to alarm the public.  But as you will see below, one big Wall Street bank is spending 250 million dollars a year just by themselves to combat this growing problem.  The truth is that our financial system is not nearly as stable as most Americans think that it is.  We have become more dependent on technology than ever before, and that comes with a potentially huge downside.

10. ANOTHER FUKUSHIMA

The Fukushima nuclear disaster showed all of us how a single natural disaster can absolutely cripple a nuclear reactor.

And of course things are still not under control at Fukushima.  It is already the greatest nuclear disaster in human history, and it is still releasing even more nuclear material into the environment every single day.

Once this material gets into the food chain, it can silently kill for generations.  The following comes from an opinion piece by Helen Caldicott that was publishedin the Guardian

Internal radiation, on the other hand, emanates from radioactive elements which enter the body by inhalation, ingestion, or skin absorption. Hazardous radionuclides such as iodine-131, caesium 137, and other isotopes currently being released in the sea and air around Fukushima bio-concentrate at each step of various food chains (for example into algae, crustaceans, small fish, bigger fish, then humans; or soil, grass, cow’s meat and milk, then humans). After they enter the body, these elements – called internal emitters – migrate to specific organs such as the thyroid, liver, bone, and brain, where they continuously irradiate small volumes of cells with high doses of alpha, beta and/or gamma radiation, and over many years, can induce uncontrolled cell replication – that is, cancer. Further, many of the nuclides remain radioactive in the environment for generations, and ultimately will cause increased incidences of cancer and genetic diseases over time.

So what happens one day when a catastrophic natural disaster in the United States or elsewhere in the world causes several “Fukushimas” at the same time?

That is something to think about.

11. A MASSIVE ERUPTION AT THE YELLOWSTONE SUPERVOLANO

Around the globe, there are some volcanoes that are so absolutely massive in size that they are referred to as “supervolcanoes”.

One of these supervolcanoes is in the United States.  The following facts about the Yellowstone supervolcano come from one of my previous articles

#1 A full-scale eruption of Yellowstone could be up to 1,000 times more powerful than the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980.

#2 A full-scale eruption of Yellowstone would spew volcanic ash 25 miles up into the air.

#3 The next eruption of Yellowstone seems to be getting closer with each passing year.  Since 2004, some areas of Yellowstone National Park have risen by as much as 10 inches.

#4 There are approximately 3,000 earthquakes in the Yellowstone area every single year.

#5 In the event of a full-scale eruption of Yellowstone, virtually the entire northwest United States will be completely destroyed.

#6 A massive eruption of Yellowstone would mean that just about everything within a 100 mile radius of Yellowstone would be immediately killed.

#7 A full-scale eruption of Yellowstone could also potentially dump a layer of volcanic ash that is at least 10 feet deep up to 1,000 miles away.

#8 A full-scale eruption of Yellowstone would cover virtually the entire midwest United States with volcanic ash.  Food production in America would be almost totally wiped out.

#9 The “volcanic winter” that a massive Yellowstone eruption would cause would radically cool the planet.  Some scientists believe that global temperatures would decline by up to 20 degrees.

#10 America would never be the same again after a massive Yellowstone eruption.  Some scientists believe that a full eruption by Yellowstone would render two-thirds of the United States completely uninhabitable.

#11 Scientists tell us that it is not a matter of “if” Yellowstone will erupt but rather “when” the next inevitable eruption will take place.

12. A GIANT ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE FROM THE SUN

This last one that I have added to the list is one of the least understood.

A giant electromagnetic pulse from the sun has the potential to fry much of the technology that we have become so dependent upon.

How would you survive in a world where nobody has electricity, the Internet has been fried, the financial system is offline indefinitely, nobody can make any phone calls and virtually all commerce across the entire country has been brought to a complete standstill?

A massive EMP blast has the potential to send all of us back to the 18th century in a single instant.  And just two years ago there was a “near miss” that almost got us.

So don’t think that it can’t happen.  In fact, experts tell us that it is only a matter of time before it does.

And when it does happen, it could turn our society totally upside down

According to Peter Vincent Pry, who advises Congress on homeland security issues, a large enough geomagnetic solar storm could produce effects similar to an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) generated by a nuclear weapon that “could collapse power grids everywhere on the planet and destroy EHV (extra high voltage) transformers and other electronic systems that would require years to repair or replace.” While the danger posed by a G5 solar storm gets mentioned occasionally at Congressional hearings, there really hasn’t been any major action.

Earlier this year, a Homeland Security adviser said America is not ready for an EMP attack, never mind a G5 solar storm, and it’s claimed that the U.S. power grid fails more often than any other in the world. If a large enough solar storm does impact the United States, the damaged electronic systems can cause a cascade of failures throughout the broader infrastructure, including banking systems, energy systems, transportation systems, food production and delivery systems, water systems, emergency services, and even the internet, so people may not even realize at first what has happened. Effectively, the U.S. would be thrown back to the pre-industrial age following a solar superstorm, and yet we are not prepared for the worst.

So what do you think about all of this?

Are there any additional potential disasters that you would add to this list?

Please feel free to add to the discussion by posting a comment below…


beginning-of-the-end-snyderMichael T. Snyder is a graduate of the University of Florida law school and he worked as an attorney in the heart of Washington D.C. for a number of years.

Today, Michael is best known for his work as the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog and The American Dream

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  1. Angry Old White Guy says:

    And that’s why I’m a prepper.

    hahahaha

    • FreeSlave says:

      The probability of collapse arising from Liberal Fascism + Incompetence + The Law of Unintended Consequences + Passive Cowardice is far too high for my peace of mind.

      • John Q. Public says:

        “Of course the Bible also says that ‘the last days’ will not be the end of the world.”

        What??? Where is that?

        Agreed, that not every chastisement or tribulation is “the end,” Matthew 24 makes clear that certain tribulations precede the end of the world, but the last days indeed culminate in the end of the world.

        Need a clear summary of Biblical teaching on the End of the World and the Anti-Christ? Parts 1 and 2 are excellent:
        http://www.romans10seventeen.org/audio-files/20030105-The-End-Times-part-1.mp3
        http://www.romans10seventeen.org/audio-files/20030106-The-End-Times-part-2.mp3

        • 3 Things that could end your life
          1. Heart Attack
          2. Stroke
          3. Encounter with a cop

          2 Things that could be a SHTF scenario for you
          1. Lose your job
          2. Death of a loved one

          • the renegade braveheart says:

            BJ, when I lost my beloved wife, that was THE biggest SHTF event for me I ever had to live through. that is a pain that never goes away. I hurt every day. Not one day goes by that I don’t think of her. But I have survived that and several other SHTF scenarios in the years since then and I’m still alive and kicking, not to mention still prepping. the things listed in this article are the reasons I prep. Take care.

          • Mike says:

            You left something out. A small asteroid could send shock waves around the planet. A whole lot of volcanoes could go off as a secondary result. One more thing, I think chem-trails are not being used for weather modification but rather to keep us from seeing what might be coming towards us from outer space.

        • durango kidd says:

          13. The Fermi Paradox, which basically states that an intense gamma ray burst from a very distant star (which actually occurs every few billion years somewhere in the Universe and could eliminate life on earth); is the reason that high intelligence extraterrestrial civilizations do not exist.

          Guess he had never been to Vegas. 🙂

        • durango kidd says:

          13. The Fermi Paradox, which basically states that an intense gamma ray burst from a very distant star (which actually occurs every few billion years somewhere in the Universe and could eliminate life on earth); is the reason that high intelligence extraterrestrial civilizations do not exist.

          Guess he had never been to Vegas. 🙂

        • Andrew says:

          The earth will never be destroyed, Jehovah made into be mans home.

      • WhoWuddaThunkIt says:

        Northern California is getting pounded with heavy rain storms, Lake Tahoe sustained 145 MPH Winds. Massive destructive weather they have never seen. This one dumb chick in San Francisco was on tonight’s CBS Nightly News and said, I have no food, No power and no money, and I don’t know what I am going to do. Hello!! Wake up Call Preppers!!! Prepare like tonight’s the Main event.

        Most disasters are self-inflicted with personal economic ruin. Overextended in credit and up to their eyeballs in debt. Then they lose a job and that one paycheck from disaster just come at them like a runaway freight train. They burn their credit and can no longer buy food.

        Just wait when the Grid collapses and the EBT Cards stop working. 50 Million refugees on America’s streets begging for food. Preppers, stock up on lots and lots of ammo.

        Question: How many loaded guns do you have within a few steps of you in your home? I have 5, and in various caliber. lol I’m Ready, Aim Fire!!

    • Rarefied Snotress says:

      Henny Penny was a Maverick.

  2. Bill Murray says:

    Dogs and Cats living together!

    When in danger, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout!

  3. 4Sure says:

    …this is true, so why worry? Statistically, chances of going bye-bye are better (for the present moment) dying in a car-wreck.

    John 14:27

  4. California Resident says:

    13. A tyrannical usurper who’s unaccountable and untouchable because he’s “black” and has no discernible or verifiable history that enters the White House under false promises and successfully destroys us from within.

    Man, what a nightmare that would be……

  5. TPSnodgrass says:

    Actually living in the shadow of Yellowstone, and being extremely familiar with the actual geological actions underneath the Park itself, I do not worry about a “massive eruption” of the old caldera at all. It has indeed already erupted a very long time ago, and to “think” it will soo erupt into another cataclysmic event is absolute nonsense. I didn’t even have to attend law school to determine that salient fact.While I am on adjunct faculty at three different law schools, I do know enough about the Yellowstone area(living so closely by choice) to have an entirely different “idea” of how it actually works, relieves pressure and behaves as somewhat of an organism(without life of course). No, Yellowstone is not going to “erupt” any time soon in the next several thousand years. So, that is not a worry at all. Please come and visit, it IS beautiful and extremely safe, unless you LIKE wondering off the safe paths inside the Park.
    I believe the “likelihood” of Earth being struck by the Asteroid in this article is a FAR more likely scenario, than Yellowstone erupting, and….we are not going to get nailed by that asteroid either. God is in charge, and I’m just fine with that. Still keep on prepping for the man-made and real natural disasters like earthquakes, tornadoes, tsunamis, blizzards, and NORK cyber-attacks.

    • sixpack says:

      You do know the difference between an attorney and a geologist/volcanologist, don’t you?

      While I’d never want a geologist to defend me in court, I also wouldn’t want an attorney deciding if a volcano was going to erupt…

      • TPSnodgrass says:

        I never said I was an attorney, did I? Nope.
        Just referring to the “author” of the article is all.
        The bilge that the panicky people are willing to swallow about Yellowstone is astounding, there is no rational/education/scientific evidence available, that the Yellowstone Caldera is “going to erupt” any time in the next millennia. What was published,was a “theory” that like all volcanic areas, the Yellowstone Caldera, ostensibly “could rebuild itself” and theoretically re-explode.
        As a viable geothermal national exhibit, one must expect certain movements in the earth, as well as heating and cooling, that however, does not give empirical “evidence” of an impending “eruption”. Egads! People are dense.

        • sixpack says:

          “I didn’t even have to attend law school to determine that salient fact.While I am on adjunct faculty at three different law schools”

          Sure sounded to me like you were hinting in that direction, otherwise, what would law schools have to do with your post?

          My misperception, probably.

      • the renegade braveheart says:

        Sixpack, NEVER trust anyone with a law degree. Those people have done more to harm this country than any other group of people out there.

      • Six,
        He’s an ex cop…..that ought to sit better with you?

    • TEST says:

      Can you provide some links for your comments on Yellowstone? My guess is that you are right, but would like to read more.

      Yes, WY is lovely. Too bad Jackson Hole is overrun with Learjet leftists and limousine liberals, though!

    • jmac says:

      Yeah, Right, Err, didn’t they close the roads in Yellowstone last summer when the roads started melting?
      If I owned any property there I would be happy to sell it to a genius like you.

      • Mountain Trekker says:

        Why in the heck would anyone want to live in Idaho, Montana, or Wyoming. Get the hell out while you can! Yellowstone is going to blow anyday now. Go East Young Man, Go East. Trekker Out.

    • Kulafarmer says:

      What does law have to do with Mother nature?
      Last time i checked Mother Nature could care less about mans law

      • durango kidd says:

        While Yellowstone may not fully erupt in another million years, I suspect that an eruption there of some SIGNIFICANT magnitude will happen in my lifetime.

        The data is pretty clear that the Earth is moving into a much more robust period; similar to other epochs when the Earth was more active and Changes were much more likely.

        Three million years ago, Greenland was free of its ice and had been that way for the previous 50 million years. All of the global and local geophysical indicators point to some eruption of Yellowstone in the not too distant future.

        Grow your own food, indoors with aquaponics. Famine is coming to America and it will likely be triggered by volcanic eruption along the Ring of Fire, or Yellowstone. 🙁

    • Meathead says:

      TPS. I wouldn’t waste time worrying about whether or not Yellowstone erupts. I did see Yellowstone about 20 years ago when I went on a vacation. Camped out there for a few days and the fishing was great. Fabulous place, but I always thought Capitol Reef and Goblin Valley in So. Utah were way more scenic.
      I was a little claustrophobic (did I spell it right?) when I went on a hiking trip through Timpanogas Cave near American Fork, Ut; but again, it was another scenic wonderland. Well worth the walk up the trail and taking the tour.
      I just ordered a couple of pizzas. Hopefully they arrive before any of the end of the world scenarios take place….

  6. pavan says:

    Here’s another scenario:

    Politicians systematically destroy the economy with government intervention. Simultaneously, they neuter our police forces and the CIA. They fill the military with incompetent leaders. They tax and regulate businesses out of existence. There are few jobs. They flood the country with unskilled Third World people who demand that they receive ever more welfare. People who object are declared to be terrorists and disappear into prison camps. Eventually, the cities become so lawless that the government declares martial law and a civil war starts. Tens of millions are killed and we devolve into a Third World hell hole. At that point, we all envy serfs from the middle ages.

    • sixpack says:

      The police and the CIA are anything BUT “neutered” but the rest of what you say, I can agree with.

    • TPSnodgrass says:

      While there is certainly enough evidence to show that certain political whores within D.C. itself are definitely trying to neuter the civilian police forces and the Central Intelligence Agency, with the help of certain Democratic Senators; there are enough critical thinkers and dedicated intelligence spooks to thwart the plans of the Obamanazis currently en vogue.
      We also need our civilian law enforcement agencies to be completely accountable to we taxpayers, and NOT to Washington,D.C. which the Obamafurher is not fond of at all.

  7. BigB says:

    How about we deal with the current melt downs. We can save the rest for desert at a later time.

    BigB

  8. Day of the Lord is near says:

    Almost all of the events listed are actually a future reality for America and the world.

    Read Isaiah 24

    Read all of Revelation and many other scriptures from many other chapters.

    What we see is that indeed a Large asteroid the size of a mountain range will hit the earth.

    We all see that a pole shift followed by a CME blast will take out 1/3rd of the world(Revelation 8:7)

    It is known that when a large planet or planets pass by the earth,it will trigger massive earthquakes, flooding, hurricanes, pole shift, massive worldwide storms and the like.

    If you believe the bible then you understand there are also loads of fallen angels, demons(product of women and fallen angels) who live to possess, oppress, deceive people as their spirit guides, fortune tellers and the like.

    If you believe the book of Enoch and Genesis, it also says 200 of these fallen angels slept with women(also mentioned as the sons of God, not sons of man, who slept with women.
    This explains all the large skeletons that have been found and then disappeared by the powers that be. NEPHILIM!

    Artificial Intelligence is also mentioned in Revelation as an image to the beast was built and it was given life life. It caused anyone who would not worship the beast to be killed. It looks like this also involves the mandatory mark of the beast for all those who feel the need to eat and drink during the ever nearer Tribulation.

    Plagues, Famines, Earth Changes and massive war are also a common place during this time.

    War desolations will be common during this time.

    Is everyone understanding that the ELITES want this?

    It is seen as the best way massive population reductions while they hide underground.

    Repent and put your trust in Jesus Christ, all of the mentioned events are not far off.

  9. claybuster says:

    “If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you.”

    Calvin Coolidge

  10. aljamo says:

    No use looking forward to any of these events happening. Mankind would not survive in any event. I get some appreciation knowing no one will survive, one way justice is served. If the masses of people have to die, so do the monsters that rule over them.

  11. Sean says:

    Since we are mostly aware(the ones who think about these things, anyway) that life itself is not guaranteed, that things can and do happen, a calm, and collected preparation to deal with those situations is wise. Calm, in that while you have time, you prepare, as best and intelligently as you can, and when something does happen, you go about the business of dealing with it without hysteria and fear overwhelming you. Also, having the knowledge that your preparations aside, you may die anyway. You’re just doing what you can to raise your chances of survival. Ever notice that those who keep their heads while all about them are losing theirs, go on?

  12. mark says:

    An EMP wouldn’t put us back to the 18th century. It would more likely be an advanced 19th century setback. Let it rip, I was born a hundred years too late anyway!

  13. Woogie says:

    That why I found the least risk area to live for these disasters.

    Got no volcanos, earth are nil,
    Got no tornados, here it is still.

    No nuke pplants, nor nuke place,
    Live in the sticks, I hide my face

    No tsunami here, I got no sea,
    Not near cities or floods to bother me.

    Got my stash, got my skills,
    living off the grid, ain’t got no bills.

    I got my Bible, and got my gun
    For the rest of you, where you gonna run?.

  14. MommaD says:

    I don’t use what little brain space to worry about things like astroids and Yellowstone but I do prepare for things that would put us back to a pre electric state and what TPTB do on a daily basis to try to make us dependent on them. My old brain would probably explode if I worried about things like asteroids , if a planet changer hits, I want to be the one to try to catch it!

  15. Ghost Rider says:

    OT;

    a couple good articles over at freedom outpost

    ht tp://freedomoutpost.com/2014/12/game-rigged-americans-keep-losing-police-state/

    the other article is called black lives don’t matter

    GR

  16. Better Dead than Red says:

    I as raised by a Father who joined the Communist Party in the 1940’s. I can remember going to “Party” meetings from a very early age. By the time I entered High School I was a Radical member of Students for A Democratic Society, which was a Communist youth group started by some of Obama’s later mentors.(Bill Ayers) I also grew up in Chicago. I took part in many protests/riots during the Vietnam era and helped organize the 1968 Chicago Convention riots.

    It wasn’t until I was into my late 20’s that I began to see the immorality of the Radicals around me and how a lot of what we were doing was being directed from outside the U.S. They didn’t want to make this country a better place, they all wanted a Communist Revolution here, so that they could take control.

    Make no mistake, there are numerous Foreign Service groups like the KGB/FSB, Cubans, and Red Chinese working to destroy us from within. I know, I was there.

    They are using the model set out by Chairman Mao, who destroyed China during the “Great Leap Forward”, so that they can build up a new Socialist America. ( Mao’s Leap Forward killed aprox. 60 million Chinese in the process)

    My point is this, why should I be concerned about Zombies or Asteroids when there are real “red demons” roving America.

    • sixpack says:

      You’ve got your acronyms wrong. In case you missed it, we’re in a different century now…

      The KGB isn’t trying to destroy us from within— it’s the CIA.

      And it’s not the FSB we need to worry about— it’s the FSA (free shit army).

      I hope you get caught up on current events.

    • Better Dead than Red says:

      One of the concerns I have is that many of the folks on this site have swallowed Communist propaganda without knowing it. They’re all for destroying the culture of our Country without realizing that this is what the Marxist plan is. It’s called destabilization through “active measures”.

      These are the ones who watch and believe everything on Russia Today TV, and/or what they read at “Zero Hedge” without question. Many of them also have a “man crush” on Putin too.

      They’re easy to spot. They’ll condemn the U.S. as a “Police State” for the errors of a few out of control Cops. (Please tell me which Profession is 100% perfect?)

      They’ll attack our Free Market economic system, because of the abuses in Government/Wall Street, without understanding that it’s a lack of ethics which is the problem, not the system.

      Usually they give themselves away by salting their speech with terms like “Capitalism”, “Neocon”, or “Fascism”.

      Often they are also hardcore atheists and very pro drug use. Meanwhile they ignore that our enemies gather a great deal of their finances by selling drugs world wide.

      Bottom line, they’re useful idiots who will not know that they are being used until it’s too late. Tools who want us to lose our faith in our Country, Ourselves, and the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. America haters all.

      Now watch, this post will be attacked by these trolls. They police this site and condemn all opinions which don’t preach the “Party Line”.

      Know the truth, and the truth will set you free!

    • TEST says:

      You sound like David Horowitz, another red diaper baby.

      The Black Book of Communism (Oxford Univ Press) says communists murdered about 100 mm last century. Dr. RJ Rummel, U of Hawaii, I think estimated 160 mm before his death recently (just google his name)

      I believe in non-violence. In contrast, the history of socialism and communism since the days of Robespierre up to today is nothing BUT violence.

    • the renegade braveheart says:

      BDTR, welcome aboard, and glad to see you woke up and smelled the coffee. take care.

  17. Kevin2 says:

    Just one Ohio Class submarine can take out 192 cities / industrial centers each with a thermonuclear weapon 5x the power of what was used in WWII. This is the deterrence of 24 SLBMs.

    I dare say that few Russians can name 192 cities in their country. I’ll go further and say any nation on that receiving end for the next 100 years will be very busy domestically. The end result of such an attack would probably shift the power of the world to the nations too small, too insignificant to attack. You might see a reemergence of the Spanish empire.

    There are protections you can take in preparation of such an event:

    1. Close all your windows and cover them with duct tape.
    2. Go to the lowest point of your home (preferably the basement) towards the area of the expected detonation.
    3. Bend over
    4. Pull your pants down.
    5. Kiss your ass good by

    • TEST says:

      Wow! 192 cities!! On the other hand, one Pelosi class nitwit can take out 250 cities, all with one swipe of the pen. And one Reid class bungler can turn 400 American cities into Detroit with just ONE Christmas eve piece of legislation when no one is paying attention

  18. chris says:

    Oh My God….I was just thinking……I could slip and fall on the ice and die from a brain injury!!!!! AAAAGGGGHHHHH!

  19. It’s hard to seriously worry about this stuff unless you really got NO life…

    Get into the yellow light and out of the blue light.

    As an old storyteller once said:

    “Faster horses, younger women, older whiskey…more money.”

    • hammerhead says:

      Always enjoyed Tom T Hall , one of the greats .imho

      • PO'd Patriot says:

        “Old dogs care ’bout you even when you make mistakes”,
        “God bless little children while they’re still too young to hate”‘
        “I tried it all when I was young and in my natural prime”,
        “Now its old dogs and children, and watermelon wine”.

        Tom T Hall.

    • TEST says:

      It’s not an either/or proposition. In fact, *because* I prepare, I don’t worry, or have to.

      But, as I tell my wife, there are two other components to this:
      a.) Men are *supposed* to protect and provide for their family (sorry feminists, but there ARE differences). Good luck explaining why you have no food when something happens, as it has throughout history (Mongol invasion, black plague, Holodomor in Ukraine or ascension of Bolsheviks to power in Russia, the Argentinian meltdown a decade ago, the US Civil War… I could go on, but only the seemingly obtuse (or government workers who don’t HAVE to get it) dont seem to have a clue
      b.) There’s always a little bit of McGuyver in us guys, as well as Tim the Tool Man, so if my wife gets to have doilies and cutsey-pie decorations all over, she can reciprocate a bit and let me do my McGuyver/Tim the Tool Man thing

    • vincent says:

      “I said i was a writer, my soul was all on fire he looked at me an’ he said, “you are a liar”!

      Thanks for giving us the formula for success 😛

  20. lena says:

    ok, this guys off the reservation; i know; i used to personally email him stuff happening about the decline of western civilization.

    they only one to take seriously but in the opposite direction is a severe climate change. currently the sun is taking a break and if that continues in the next solar cycle, starting around 2020 and develops into a mini-ice age; it could wipe out billions from lack of available food and liveable land. everything else is not a bigger threat than it was in 2004 or 1994 or 1984.

    oh and AI will not take over, it will just take all the jobs. obamacare’s death panels are going to be working overtime getting rid of all the extra dependents on the welfare system that AI creates.

    • hammerhead says:

      Why dont you see a nuclear threat ?
      If/when Iran gets its nukes online , the whole damn world could be drawn in . scary shit.
      And i think an EMP or dirty bomb are very likely threats.
      I dont worry about it 24/7 , but i prepare for it as well as possible.

    • TEST says:

      Snyder is a former lawyer and not stupid, Lena. And if you lived in Ukraine (Holodomor in the 1930s, look it up), Argentina (massive meltdown in 2001), Europe 500 years ago (Black Plague, two “visits” from the Ottoman Empire), Africa 200 years ago (and BTW, it was the MOSLEMS who brought out the blacks to the coasts, so what is it with this idiotic black Muslim name schtict?)

      Besides, if you were a prepper in Greece or Argentina during the boom times, how would you be doing today? Hint: A LOT better than those that did not. The point is, preparedness is something that is “extensible” to many situations. A few years back, after I had just moved from Ottawa, Ontario, there was a three day ice storm that took down **EVERYTHING**. In fact, where was only major power line left going into Montreal, and if that went down, there would have been ZERO electricity. Either Auckland or Wellington (I think it was Auckland) lost all power for over a month in 1998 (just google “Auckland blackout.” Auckland is a MAJOR city. And speaking of New Zealand, on the south island, Christchurch is the largest city, I believe. I’ll bet EVERYONE there, after that horrible earthquake, believes in preparedness now!

  21. TEST says:

    #13: Hilary wins in 2016 and bring all her flying monkeys into the White House

    #14: Cubs win the World Series

  22. mallardhen says:

    Right at the moment I think we should be most concerned about making public the torture that went on with the prisoners just after 9/11, releasing all the gory details isn’t going to change what happened or make it all better IMHO all it is going to do is set some person/persons loose on a killing spree and many people are going to die that had nothing to do with what went on. I guess my real question is why now?, who is going to gain?, I know Mr. O needs to make sure and imprint in our minds, as deeply as possible that it is all Bush’s fault but he has been over that ground many times and yes he had a lot to do with it but he was not alone many more were just as guilty if there is , in fact, guilt involved. Dick Chaney made a statement “what should we have done kissed them on both cheeks and said please tell us what you know” sounds silly but that’s about where we are at this point. Their are things that need to be made public and things that are on a need to know basis; I thinks this is one of the latter. Just my thoughts from the back 40.

  23. TEST says:

    I was living in Vancouver, BC when Mt. St. Helens went off. For those of us living higher in the city, we actually HEARD it go off… 300 miles away.

  24. Sgt. Dale says:

    This article gives every one a good reason to Prep, and to spread the word to your friends and family.

    I can come up with: #13

    #13 All the Cops in the U.S. JUST SAY I’VE HAD ENOUGH. I DON”T CARE! LET THEM TAKE CARE OF THEM SELF!

    Some will say that would be a good thing. Some will say it can’t come soon enough. Some will say please do it soon.

    I say just look around you. When there is no peace keepers around whether LEO’s or N.G. Just look at the streets of Ferguson, and in Komifornia. That is what it will look like.

    Sgt.

    • Anonymous says:

      You’re right dale, let them ALL walk away, we only need the right to openly carry whatever type of weapons we want to and we’ll be able to DEFEND ourselves, not to just wait for some asshole to show up and fill out a report after the fact. People and societies have survived without a massive police state before and certainly would be able to now. Do you wonder why the most VOCAL group against vigilantes is ALWAYS the cops? Perhaps it’s because of the fact that if people could exercise their own God given rights to defend themselves, they would quickly realize that there isn’t any great need to have a lot of cops on the city payroll. You’re always painting this picture of the world on fire WITHOUT cops around, it’s nothing but a sorry scare tactic, best used on small children and old people.

    • PO'd Patriot says:

      Sounds good to me Sarge if they all took their badges off and tossed them in the creek. That would give me full play to do what I would like to do without being bothered or concerned about being interrupted.

    • Kulafarmer says:

      Ill tell ya what,
      If you guys walk off so will I!
      Let them eat sand!

  25. Sgt. Dale says:

    Steve:
    I answered your post form 12/10/14
    Sgt.

  26. Shawn says:

    I’m sure if any of those happen.. Someone will blame a union for it….

  27. Old Guy says:

    No mention of the end of an age earth changes that are happening at this very moment. The magnetic poles are shifting. They have always shifted by a fer inches or feet. Lately they have moved by many miles. The north magnetic pole shifted by over 100 miles last year. the south pole not as much. This shift puts a twist into the magnosphere and the magnosphere is weakening. The magnosphere is what protects the planet from solar wind -weather and dangerious sun rays. and its the only thing that does that job. The shifting pole,s effects plate techtonics. the magnetic poles shift is what caused the japan fukasama earthquake disaster. So what if the magnetic pole shift is gradual takes hundreds or thousands of years to complete the effects are being felt right now. Its happening at present. Just wait & see the current spate of clatyclismic earth events will increase in both duration & magnitude.

  28. Old Guy says:

    No mention of the end of an age earth changes that are happening at this very moment. The magnetic poles are shifting. They have always shifted by a fer inches or feet. Lately they have moved by many miles. The north magnetic pole shifted by over 100 miles last year. the south pole not as much. This shift puts a twist into the magnosphere and the magnosphere is weakening. The magnosphere is what protects the planet from solar wind -weather and dangerious sun rays. and its the only thing that does that job. The shifting pole,s effects plate techtonics. the magnetic poles shift is what caused the japan fukasama earthquake disaster. So what if the magnetic pole shift is gradual takes hundreds or thousands of years to complete the effects are being felt right now. Its happening at present. Just wait & see the current spate of clatyclismic earth events will increase in duration & magnitude

  29. LeDarius says:

    17. EBT system fails

  30. dave in Idaho says:

    @ Dale… You really think the whole fabric of America is dependant on the Police force? LEO will Never walk off the job because they are too dependant on the perks, retirement fund, Health benefits and good pay. Agood sheriff and a few deputies of the old school can take care of law enforcement. We could also get rid of 95% of the worthless laws that are for revenue purposes only.ie helmet law, seat belt law, fix it tickets, parking tickets, registration tickets, etc…. you know, all the laws that LEO’s are for the most part exempt from as thier fellow men in blue give each other a pass. And quite often drunk driving passes. The ones that make the most money for the general fund. I just read about a guy got his 10th 502. Claimed the fish was cooked in beer batter. Now why dont they permanently pull his license and give him a year in jail???? cause its revenue$$$$.

    • Anonymous says:

      Dave in Idaho,

      You NAILED it man. They will NEVER voluntarily walk away from their job for the reasons you stated, dale thinks everybody here is like the sixth graders they visit in school and scare the shit out of with their stories. Yeah, like the world will END without the tax payer funded army of donut eaters.

    • Sgt. Dale says:

      Dave
      No! I’m just saying that there are so many thing out there can cause the end of the world as we know it.
      You are right we will never just walk off the job.
      I agree that there is about 95% worthless laws out there, and that is why I don’t enforce them, I just give warnings. Here is one. In Illinois you don’t have to wear a helmet on a motor cycle, but when you are wrapped up in 2000 LBS of steal you have to wear a seat belt. I call B.S. on this law.
      As far as your 502. In Ill. we are starting to take away the vehicle after the 3Rd. arrest.
      Hell today there is 1000’s of laws on the book. hell I don’t even know all them. There are laws on the book that are hundreds of years old. Like the red flag on your car when you come into and intersection to let the buggy driver know you are there. Crazy stuff!!!
      Sgt.

      • TEST says:

        Sgt Dale. I, too, am currently living in the People’s Socialist Thugocracy of IL. Nice to know there’s some decent police around like you!

        When the First Congress enacted the original Crimes Act in 1790 (see http://www.gwu.edu/~ffcp/exhibit/p6/p6_7.html ), there were only 17 recognized Federal crimes, and it was reasonable to assume that as long as a person was a law-abiding citizen, he was not at risk of arrest. Today, though, there are more than 4,500 Federal crimes — and many are so obscure that they are nearly indecipherable. In addition to the 4,500 Federal crimes, there are tens of thousands of Federal regulations. Many people commit criminal acts daily without even knowing they are doing so.

        The Federal Register – full of laws which apply to YOU, and is comprised of government agencies’ new regulations, proposed rules, and presidential papers – is, according to Politifact.com and Rep Randy Forbes (R—4th) 34,000 pages in length, and weigh 340 lbs. The Government Printing Office stated on June 14, 2011, the actual number of pages was 34,844 (but then, as pages are added every day, whose counting!), but that was actually just the running tally of the number of pages published in 2011 to date. According to Jim Hemphill, Ass’t to Dir. of the Federal Register, the 2010 total was actually 81,405 pages, of which “only” 46, 758 were dedicated to rules or proposed rules (whew! I was worried there for a minute!). The rest were agency hearing, meetings, investigations, etc.

        But, please note! Our politically correct government is trying to save trees, so the 34,000 pp. document – printed on double sided paper – was only around 17,000 pages, thankfully (of course, under Obama, even double sided is now probably back around that size).

        See this link for more detail http://www.politifact.com/virginia/statements/2011/jul/01/randy-forbes/rep-forbes-says-federal-registration-containing-re/

      • But I bet your ass would enforce the new law they just passed about recording police. You people are like cock roaches and can’t stand the light.

  31. talon1776 says:

    12 Disasters That Could Bring About The End Of The World As We Know It…

    Shutting the Federal Government down would bring the beginning of the world as we would like it.

  32. dudedudedude says:

    #17. Mobs violence gets organized. Welp, a Fergy riots remind one of past violent eras, with the Internet all it would take is someone to organize the dogs. Why the dogs take a beating without biting the fat slobs that rule them I have never known. Maybe each dog hopes he’ll become a pig.

    Also, impressive how other species kept on keeping on in Chernyobl. Something about reproductive rate being faster than death-from-cancer rate I guess.

    “ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE” Nope, computers will never be intelligent in the sense a man would call them such. Yet, they are ever more and more ruling our lives. Yes, within a 100 years you’ll probably need permission from the matrix to walk outside of your house. Its coming. Government already IS a tool of the technozombiematrix. Many government laws serve for nothing more than to enforce human’s obedience to the matrix. Computers are already staging a quiet revolution. Humans already line up on the phones and websites to bow down to the whims of the computer.

    • dudedudedude says:

      Oh yeah, Sony? Really? You mean the company that planted root kits into its products and broke into people’s Windows computers and erased any files they didn’t want the people to have? Yeah, hard to feel sorry for a company that openly committed breaking and entering, received no punishment as far as I know, and never paid restitution. Besides, their product quality went to crap several years ago in the product sets I had bought. I no longer view their products as quality. LG? Yes, among my first pick when shopping.

    • dudedudedude says:

      #18. big chill. NASA used to have up on their site the multi-million year temp chart which shows global warming spikes followed by global cooling spikes. We don’t know. But its possible a true cold period could spike in on us. We are, after all, still in an ice age. 🙂 Imagine the challenges of hauling oil across a frozen ocean.

      #19. Peak whatever. This one is the real deal. Everyone knows species over-fill their environment and then have a die off. Peak oil. Peak water. Peak factory farming. Peak fishkill. Peak something we didn’t think about.

      #20. Food kill. Sort of like #3 but even more likely. Food is produced with genetically modified whatever. Anyone who believes in evolution should be a hard-core prepper. These genetic fiddling is playing with death. A couple of mutations and bam goes the food supply. Just taking down the corn or the sugar beets would be enough to rock things up.

      #21. Fertilizer kill. I give this separate coverage as its on the way. Today’s factory farms grow crops which simply cannot grow in a normal (non-herbicide, non-insecticide, non-fertilizer world). Over time, the varieties bred for low cost, low fertilizer/insecticide/herbicide input are dieing out or being outlawed. Not sure where this road leads but suspect in 100, 200, 300 years it leads to massive loss of food crops for humans.

      • dudedudedude says:

        #22. And this IS happening too. Money takeover so extreme it collapses commerce. Ideally, the local communities turn to local currencies (e.g. barter) but possibly the hyper-inflation setin runs down the system so much that everyone balks and breaks. We are all playing this game as if playing a game of Life or Monopoly. We all know the game is rigged and the banker stealing from the bank; but, we are all trying to build up our empire before the game ends. Williams thought it would start to collapse this year. Warren Commission pegged 1995 as the end of the US government solvency. This game could go one the rest of our lives, or a quicker end could be around the corner. Bottom line is we all knows its a ponzi card house built with smoke and mirrors. I don’t think even the politicians in Washington deny that. Maybe bitcoin or something can replace it. Or maybe money becomes worthless and the game of musical chairs ends. Likely money will at least continue its vaporization and the 3 cent dollar will be worth less than a penny in the next decade.

  33. His name was Sandy Claws. He wore a red suit. He must be a communist.

    He has long hair and a beard…he is most certainly a commie pinko fag.

    And hey, what’s in that pipe he’s smokin’?

    Lotsa “red” stuff on here today…from flags to Red Menace. I even got a red spot on my shirt from spilling my kool aid and a red mark on my ass from sitting on the backhoe too long.

    I may be a communist in disguise.

  34. The Old Coach says:

    Sigh…….Fukushima, and any other reactor accident like it, is not and cannot be a world-changing event.

    Even today, many of the remote radiation monitors deployed in the eastern pacific, (i.e. off the US coast) are not reporting, because the levels are too small for the most sensitive detectors to register. Below background levels.

    Even the Chernobyl disaster, which blew lots of radioactive particles into the AIR, hasn’t been a world-changing event. They’ve got a no-go zone around the site, but a few people are still living there, almost 20 years later, and within 10 miles of the site. Wildlife has become abundant. With no sign of three-headed snakes or glowing fur on bears.

    We’ve got enough to worry about without making shit up.

  35. Heavenly Traveler says:

    A haarp type device tuned to carbon will end life on earth. It is a fire that can not be put out.

  36. Rarefied Snotress says:

    I think you left off the possiblility of a giant electromagnetic shift that could cause Earth to hurl off into outer space or spin like a top on it’s poles. And you thought Palin was dizzy now..

  37. It’s really very difficult in this full of activity life to listen news on Television, so I just use the web for that purpose, and take the most recent news.