Debt Super Cycle Will Destroy U.S. Standard of Living Overnight “Leave Society Gasping and Stupefied”

by | Jun 16, 2016 | Conspiracy Fact and Theory, Emergency Preparedness, Headline News | 74 comments

Do you LOVE America?


    America: The Highest Standard of Living

    This article was written by Tom Chatham and originally published at his Project Chesapeake website.

    Editor’s Comment: The reality is sad, but the population is not prepared to face the great crisis at hand.Overnight and with the heavy force of a tidal wave. The greatness and the normalcy of not having to struggle to meet basic needs, the standard of living that prosperous Americans have known all their lives is on the cusp of utter destruction. The social services and pensions are being deliberately abused, pressured, traded, undermined, looted from and neglected – only to accumulate impossible shortfalls in funding.

    The financial security for retirement, and for those not working or depending upon benefits, is all prone to be deleted. What would happen if the Great Depression returned? Americans were once rural, rugged and dignified. Today, they are urban, delicate and debased, not to mention ignorant and dumbed down. Who among us is prepared to survive a true, long-term collapse? Fewer than you’d think…

    How Will You Cope With A Lower Standard Of Living?

    by Tom Chatham

    The forces are mounting that will eventually overwhelm most Americans and send their standard of living to unknown depths. Americans that have only known the post WWII prosperity are ill equipped and educated to deal with depression level living. Easy credit and instant gratification have created a nation of whining, self absorbed, entitlement minded people with no moral or mental toughness.

    Doug Casey believes we are headed for what he calls a super depression created by the ending of a debt super cycle. The bigger the debt cycle the bigger the depression that follows. That’s how reality works and most people are not prepared for reality.

    When this depression, which has already started, gets momentum, it will overwhelm the plans of a society that is expecting to get things like social security, pensions and payouts from retirement plans they have paid into for many years. All of those things will disappear almost overnight and leave society gasping and stupefied over what to do. Their reactions will be to yell and scream and try to identify who to blame but the only person they should blame is the one in the mirror.

    Many very smart people have raised the alarm and done their best to warn the sleeping public, but those slumbering masses have ignored the warnings and hit the snooze button one more time. The masses do not understand economics, do not want to understand economics and they will pay dearly for that ignorance in the coming days.

    When the real unemployment rate becomes common knowledge as it increases substantially, people will be left to survive on what resources they have saved up outside the banking system that cannot be stolen by the politicians and bankers. That is a key point here. The assets you have outside the system that cannot be stolen from you with a few key strokes on some computer.

    Those hoping for some miraculous event that will send the U.S. back to the days of manufacturing might and jobs for all will never see it happen. Those days are gone. The west line theory tells us our economy will slow down and become more modest as the shipping center of the world moves west to the next powerhouse region which is Asia. This is what history teaches us.

    When people suddenly wake up one morning and they have no job, their retirement is gone and they need to care for their family, what will they do? When government services have collapsed and they suddenly realize they are now living in a third world country with few government services, what will they do? When the banks are closed and only a select few connected people have any type of money or access to goods, what will they do?

    This is the reality that many people will face in the future and they have no idea how bad it can get. They refuse to contemplate the harsh reality they will be living in and take steps to mitigate the effects. To do so would be to acknowledge it could happen and they are taking personal responsibility. Personal responsibility is a dirty phrase in today’s entitlement society. To see some of the effects one only has to look at the collapse of society in Venezuela today to see what awaits.

    When the Dollar Collapses, This is What WILL Happen in the United States!

    When it happens it will all fall back to you to take responsibility for your family and take care of them for the duration. To do that you need to plan now for that eventuality and build up the resources you will need to provide food, shelter, clothing and security when the system fails to do it for you. You need to be Noah on his ark not the people watching as he floated away.

    Having resources stored up is a must but it may not get you all the way through if the situation lasts for many years. That is why you need some type of plan to replace those resources as time goes by and have some way to generate some type of income or at least items to trade. Usable goods are for the short term and things like gold ,silver and production equipment are for the long term to help you get through the crisis with the least amount of pain.

    Even with proper planning the days ahead will not be easy as the standard of living of society will fall substantially to levels only seen in failed third world countries or old pictures. The assets actually owned by people today is very small compared to how they live. They will default on their home loan, their car loan, and their credit card debt leaving them with very few real possessions and few ways to move what they have left even if they have some place to go. Ultimately these people will become the new serfs to the wealthy class that will take possession of anything of value. Feudalism will once again rule.

    The lack of planning by society will make this a reality if it is allowed. What will you do when everything you have worked a lifetime for is suddenly taken away? Do you have a plan to keep what you have? Do you have a plan to make money when you cannot find a job? Do you have a way to take care of your family until things stabilize? Do you have a home you will not lose if the whole system breaks down? What will you do if electricity or fuel is too expensive to buy or not available to the general population? These are the questions you should be asking yourself now and you better have a good answer because your family will be asking them when the greater depression sets in.

    This article was written by Tom Chatham and originally published at his Project Chesapeake website.

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      1. How will?
        More like how are!

        • This is the add i get right above the comment section,
          I gotta get me some o this for my jeep

          • Kula …did you know your comment is listed as a web search ‘return’?

            Here ya go:

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            • Did not know that

              • here is how it appears.

                Debt Super Cycle Will Destroy U.S. Standard of Living Overnight…☑

                This is the add i get right above the comment section, I gotta get me some o this for my jeep


        • I’m gonna practice living at a lower standard by letting my wife handle our finances. Bwawahahaha Stay quiet Be smart.

      2. Any time there is a complete change. People get stunned. You have to work though it. maybe this whey all those folks were called to Atlanta?

        Obullshit gets our guns then the collapse????????

        • hey sarge- don’t ya love auto-spell? Knowing you, this is what probably happened.. not knocking you at all…. WHEY is what Little Bo Peep ate while sitting on her tuffet. Normally, I couldn’t care less about computers self correcting us, but.. Damn that’s a good one! Pee’d myself laughing. That’s why I turned my auto-spell OFF.

          • No-no-no, dang I’m getting old! It was “Little Miss Muffit” who sat on her tuffit…. geeesh I’m losing it!

        • No, the collapse comes first, then Obola gets the ammo !!! 🙂

        • The first person to walk through our door demanding guns is going to get a shotgun magnum round to the face – period!

          • Then they kill your wife and kid like Ruby Ridge. Good plan.

            • I had a state trooper tell me the other day that if an order came across his desk to start confiscating guns he would turn in his badge. Number one he said I wouldn’t agree with it. Number two he said I’d get killed trying it. I think a lot would b like him. But u may b right john. I don’t know how that would play out. I do believe that u could NOT let it happen and b helpless. Another reason to hide stuff. Get 6 or 8 inch plastic pipe and a couple end caps and bury some stuff.

              • The trooper needs to keep his job and fight back while in the system.

                If he leaves then someone else will take his place and participate in gun confiscation.

                • Ted, You are so correct in hiding your firearms, etc., and have a few super trusted friends to hold SOME of your guns, etc., too, and start making good, reliable friends that help each other with a common goal. My email: [email protected] —My Blog: TOM’S JOURNAL. –Disabled Vietnam Vet: 68-70, “Door Gunner” -Helicopters, and what a wild ass ride !

        • Obullshit gets our guns?????????

          C’mon Sarge, that M1A is ready to go, don’t even think of giving that weapon up.

        • About guns.

          Ever notice how after a major shooting there is a rush on AR-15s because Obama pushes gun control?

          It is clear to me that NOBODY plans on turning their guns in when the confiscation begins.

          That is why they are buying them now.

      3. a real free for all. total chaos!

      4. Fortunately the fatties of the Free Shit Army can go weeks without food. Of course without the meds it’s a couple of days.

        Being able to get far away from the Big Shitties is the answer in the beginning . After that it’s anyone’s guess. Have a coalition at the ready,people you can trust with your life…literally .

        Remember who caused all of this…and make them accountable..with rope.

        • Actually being a land wale doesn’t stave off starvation. the little skinny folks would last longer without food. The fat persons organs fail before their body begins to consume that excess blubber. And no one race has a monopoly on free shit army parasite land wales.

        • Stay away from crowds

        • Yes, Obama and W Bush both, our two worst presidents! Selfish and irresponsible! Both doubled the national debt!!!! Had they been wise, they could have headed off the economic nightmare now ready to devour us! Yet Obama’s favor-ability rating is up when he should have been impeached years a go. Oh happy day when he is out of office!!!!!!!!

      5. Dont know how theyre gonns take my house, im not gonna leave it withnout a fight. And honestly nobody truely owns tgeir house, they pay property taxes and if the dont, ” well then get out, its ours now.” So they’re goin to have a lotta people gunnin for them when they start walking down the street telling everybody to get out.
        The way our society is now its just gonna take one little tinsy tiny event that deals with taking something away and we will see civil unrest quantify stupid fast.
        Its gonna be a national warzone until the population has killed off 75 percent of itself. If they dont have to get their hands dirty they wont. We are the tool.
        And i dont care how much peace smoke you blow up everybodies ass there will still be war, fighting and lives bein taken. So we must embress violence. Its not the ideal situational thinking but its the damn truth.
        We will fall it is our time. Just gotta wait till the click runs out. I dont doubt if i wait till when. Simple as that. Just try to stay alive and coordinate.

        • kill the tax collector?

          In the 1770s leading up to the Revolution they tarred and feathered the tax collector.

          About the same thing.

        • burn it…scorch earth policy.
          easy to say when its not mine…

      6. You mean my obese family member who did early retirement in her mid 50s as just regular teacher – who ended at $110k/yr working 9 months a year, and is now making $7k per freaking MONTH in retirement, will actually have to get a clue? My obese sister who lives the life of Riley working for the government (if you call it “working”) will actually have to get a clue????

        • I never met anybody that had a retirement worth a shit.

          I think those are falsehood pushed by the powers that be as a scape goat for having no money.

        • Yep. And all those people who decided to wait til 65 or later to collect SS will eat their hearts out when it all stops. Just like all the 401k savers and others with lots of “money” when they cannot access it, or it simply disappears! Looks like the elites are planning for it all to come together before the election.

      7. The War on Poverty, started by the Democrats in the 1960s, has now spent around $20 trillion; the first major city to adopt its ugly sister, the Model Cities program, was Detroit. Done wonders, hasn’t it!

        Thanks socialists!

        Oh yeah. Dr. Lawrence Kotlikoff, at Boston Univ. says if you count EVERY unfunded liability, total debt is $222 TRILLION. Even more wonders of socialism!! Nice work, fascists.

        • I want some free shit, where do i sign up?

      8. I am most concerned about the behavior of the welfare classes, who have grown substantially in the past decade. The reason is this: the middle and upper middle classes will be very angry when the plug gets pulled, but they are educated, mannered, have families with a history of achievement and past success and prosperity; a cultural memory of prosperity if you will. But the welfare classes are another thing entirely. They are more reptilian; they are trained to respond to pure stimuli alone (EBT for food, free housing, free child benefit, lots of TV and idle entertainments).

        I will elaborate: when living standards suffer a catastrophic drop, middle and upper middle class people tend to re-craft their expectations. Think of the rise of the hipster. People adjust to a new way of working and living and make poverty chic and cool, at least for the first few years. But when you pull the plug on an ill-educated, ignorant, poorly mannered person who has no brains to work out how to support themselves, then they go completely nuts and violent.

        • Good observation…sad…but most likely true.

        • Society will totally collapse when paying ferel people to act normal will no longer be enough to keep the status quo.

          The nigs will riot loot and steal. The AR15 owners will finally be able to justify the expense.

          • Agree: they lose it every time there is even a small change in their comfort level. There will not be any positive solutions from that quarter in a real crisis. The best strategy is to block off those areas and let the National Guard deal with them if they venture out.

        • Frank Thoughts,
          I’ve seen a poor person lose 50 cents and a wealthy person lose 50 cents. Guess who bitched the loudest? Sure wasn’t the poor one.

      9. FT

        They are already nuts and violent where I live. Hehehe.

        • The sheeple have the stupefide part down pat already.

          • and speaking of stupefied……..

      10. Fundamental Transformation.

        What did you expect?

      11. I don’t believe in debt cycles.

        The biggest problem after the dollar collapses will be the national power grids going down because nobody can pay their electric bill. Once the power goes out all businesses will stop functioning. That’s assuming they were still in business before that. After that the municipal water systems will fail. Clean water will no longer be available. The sewer systems will stop working too.

        It’s virtually impossible to stay in your home 24/7 after a collapse. You’ll still have to go outside to dump sewage and garbage. I’m guessing that 3 AM will be the best time. You can’t dump it in the same place every time or people will start waiting for you to show up.

        You’ll probably have a day or two of no power before violence breaks out. The good thing, in a way, is that there are more guns than preppers. People going door to door trying to rob people of their food will have pretty high casualties.

        Once the collapse happens we plan on staying inside with the doors locked and the shades drawn. I won’t be opening the door to anyone unless I’m expecting someone. If you cook with the windows all closed you won’t have food smells going outside.

        I think the collapse will happen in the fall. Very possibly this fall. There are a lot of mainstream investor types saying we’re a the verge of some serious economic difficulties. Others like Bo Polny expect a collapse this summer. Bill Holter expects a financial black swan any day now. Rob Kirby expects the dollar to be devalued any day now.

        Deutsche Bank could fail at any time and take the western banking system down with it. Trillions of dollars in derivatives will force bail-ins. Every person, business, and non-profit will be broke. Nobody will have the money to pay their employees.

        It’s important to have food, water, guns, ammo, ways to heat your home & cook your food. Keep some money in your home. After that stock up on precious metals. I have 90% of my savings in metals. I spent 90% of my money on silver and the rest in 1/10 oz gold coins.

        • Barn Cat, good post, but for the first sentence. You don’t believe in debt cycles?

          I think Doug Casey is a bit more knowledgeable than you.
          In fact, in your paragraphs 5 and 6 you describe the end of a debt cycle nicely.

          • For the other 90% Sheeple out there, they are content as a lark, as ignorance is bliss. They will be home dusting their furniture, as the looters surround their houses, and they inside, will wonder what the fuss is all about.

            Lots of people still out there stuck in the denial stage. Many cannot be helped, so just move on as they will be a statistic on a footnote in some article years from now. If we could just ask the several million people back in the 30’s depression era that died, what they would have done different if given the chance, and a do-over, what they would say?

            Everybody today, still has this chance available yet to save themselves from mainly themselves, if they act today. Get the hardest part collected first. Guns and Ammo, before its too late.

            Gun dealers may be like Gold Miners today, and just stop selling Guns like Gold, and keep it all for themselves and their own army and survival.

            Ever go into a grocery store a day before a hurricane hits? I have, many times before many Hurricane threats. The shelves are nearly wiped clean. Its an astonishing sight. A buddy and I went to a Home depot for plywood to cover our windows, and he and I got the last circular saw blades on the shelf to cut the plywood. The plywood was nearly gone as well. That was about 5 days before a hurricane storm. One last prep, to do.


          • If you want a reality check, notice:

            All the money in all the banks across America add up to 10.1 trillion dollars.

            So for all the Americans in the US, the money adds up to 10.1 trillion.

            Now the government has an annual income of about 3 trillion. National debt is 20 trillion.

            Individuals student loans are 1.3 trillion. Credit card debit is 1 trillion.

            America is totally screwed. There isn’t enough money to pay anything back.

        • Barncat,

          Nah… water will keep running as long as gravity works, just like it has for the last 30 years. Spring on mountain above the house runs into 3,000 gal of storage, then on down to the house. Overflow waters chickens, cows, pigs, and two fish ponds.

          Sewer stops ? Nope. Septic system. Had it pumped once after 25 years (5 years ago), didn’t really need it then, probably won’t ever pump it again in my life time.

          Grid power goes out ? 11kw solar w/battery backup that feeds the grid now, flip a transfer switch and it all stays at home. Batteries are 20 yr rated AGMs.

          Heat ? Use wood, got 2-3 years cut/split/stacked ahead.

          Cooking/hot water ? Use propane for both, 3-4 years supply stocked. Have wood cook stove and wood hot water heater as backup.

          Food ? Several years stocked, and produce more year round (two greenhouses + gardens + orchard)

          Plenty of defensive tools and feed for them, good defensive location.

          • Tnandy. Dam u sound like u really got your shit together. I might come live w u. Grizz is right. Nobody owns home or property. I’ve always hated that. U just rent shit from the govt or they sell it. I got a gas well 300 feet from me the but holes won’t sell me gas. I have geothermal but takes power to run. I will b tapping into that line for gas when I need it. Heat and cooking gas b a big help if I can’t get or am out of propane. I’m gonna try stay off of burning wood as much as possible unless I have too. I have plenty but back ain’t wat it used to be! My folks grew up during Great Depression. They told me horror stories that today’s people would cry like little bitches. They saved everything. I do too and my kids call me crazy. Mom always said this country won’t get straightened out till u see the millionaires in soup lines like everybody else. You all have a fantabulous day

        • I think the Democrats will intentional start the collapse if Trump wins the election.

          All they have to do is raise the interest rates a couple of points.

          If Hillary wins, the fraud will continue unabated.

      12. I started intermittent fasting over a year ago and work out 6 days a week in a fasted state. The first two weeks, I felt pretty awful and weak, but after my body adapted, I feel great, even more so when fasting. I still consume 3000 kcals a day, just in a smaller window, say 7 to 8 hours. I also NEVER feel hungry or “hangry” 🙂 I figure I’ll already be adapted when food gets scarce leaving precious brain power to figure out the situation and act appropriately.

        • Try jacking off 5 times a day, you will get the same feeling.

      13. I like the article but you should tell people what the picture is that you used. It is not a picture of people wating in line for service during the depression. It is a picture of people wating for help and relief from the great flood in Louisville Ky.

        • Even preppers use propaganda…..

          Its a battle for your mind.

      14. By and large, I believe that it will be the sudden and unforeseen “cutoff” of all ‘life-giving’ medications, many of which are nothing more than what they have “hooked” people on, that will NOT be supplied any longer, and all those in need of such things, or unknowingly ‘hooked’ on such things, will drop by the millions like flies in a Raid Factory …starting days-to-weeks-to-months into the end of EBT “medications” as well as nonavailability of the same to those who DO have a method of payment.

        If you are among those ppl, how fast can you wean off, if it is even an option? (And are there any alternative(s) that actually work)? Being that most meds originate as plants, or ‘parts of plants’. (Herbalist remedies are often ‘weak’ by contrast). AND, an abrupt “stopping of taking a med” CAN cause death, depending on many factors …I mean trying to “cold turkey” if you did not see it coming. (And MOST will be “in that boat” shouldn’t we think)?

        Guess we’ll find out sooner than most would care to learn.

        KulaFarmer, how fast can you raise poppies for opiates? 🙂 The least we can do is make them not care that they are doomed…and seeing you are in “The Islands”, is there any pronounced or visual ‘ocean things’ that point to radiation on the beaches if not the waters? (Knowing no currents come to you from that-a-way).

        • Poppies take around 180 days. they don’t flower untill June ish where I’m at and then don’t have quality of medicine untill about two weeks after the petals fall off the pod. If your climate is warm enough through winter it’s best to sow in fall. if not sow in spring while the last snow is on the ground. after that just make sure to let a few of them self sow and they will return for many years.

          also save the seeds from the first blooming, last blooming, and largest pods. if you really get into it and track pods with effects you can save seeds only from the plants with the strongest medicines.don’t water them while blooming as long as you can get away with it. also slugs and snails are these baby’s worst enemy (my experience anyways) So make sure to mulch well to keep them at bay.

          Medicinal and entheogenic plants are my passion in life.

          • Hello OasisDenied.

            Do you have an informed opinion on the usefulness of the mitragyna speciosa plant?


            • It’s extremely useful in the same way poppies are. Although it is not as easy to get down unless you put it in capsules. I think it could be great for pain management to have in your stocks but the plant does not seem to be as potent grown in subtropical regions. I’m not sure what causes this but in subtropical to temperate climates it has to be greenhouse kept through winter. the theory I’m going with is that the stress caused by wind and weather is what causes the plant to produce more or less of the compound and sheltering it through winter means less exposure. I could be way off though it’s just a theory.

        • Visit Mexico. You can buy most prescriptions over the counter there. Stock up on your essential meds and bring them back.

          If you sneek across the border the FEDS will give you an EBT card too.

      15. Ahh, a Snyder free economic collapse article. Hope we can keep it this way forever.

      16. During the fifties there wasn’t more money, it was just more evenly distributed. Women stayed home and made a home for their families. TV had not yet come to dominate people’s lives. Politics was not the primary focus, nor sex, nor ostentatious superficiality. People worked and worked hard, but without it being drudgery. America was ninety per cent white European and Christian. The cultural norms were taken for granted. When the 2% started introducing multiculturalism via civil rights, most Americans were too comfortable in their Christian fantasy of love and forgiveness and a softened Jesus, not at all the Revolutionary fighter he had formerly been seen as, to mount a defense against this blasphemy. Multiculturalism, integration, and the Zionist takeover has destroyed what was once beautiful.

        There is no reason we should sit back and accept a banking collapse. We should expel the trouble makers. Arrest the members of the Federal Reserve, Goldman Sachs, and all the other thieves who have robbed and plundered America and plan to make American’s suffering even more profoundly.

        • Hitler threw out the bankers . And they declared war on Germany and got the whole world to join in the total destruction and rape of Germany. Do you think these international bankers will hesitate for one second to do the same to us? Then they can buy up what’s left for pennies on the dollar. And pay us food rations to rebuild. Then they own it all. The children of Satan have struck again.

          • Wolverine, kudos for being among the few of us who know what happened. The Rothschild Khazarian Mafia wouldn’t let Hitler’s Germany escape the system, just as the South wasn’t allowed to gain independence from the mercantilist North. The globalists mean to bring their neo-feudalistic system to the whole world, and one reduced to about 500 million if we are to believe them.

        • America was a success in the 1950s because the rest of the world was in tatters from WWII.

          Soldiers came home with enough money to buy a house without a loan.

          Civiliam production stopped during the war and it started back up with gusto, that is why there are no cars made during the war years. They were all making guns and war machines. That is why I have a m-1 carbine made by General Motors.

        • Die fahne hoch!

      17. “How Will You Cope With A Lower Standard Of Living?”
        Easily, I already have. I was forced into retirement
        at age 55.
        I hope for a Depression. The only import I really
        depend on, diesel fuel, comes from Canada. They will
        have the same or worse problems.
        I’d love to see prices drop. Inflation is
        killing our economy.

        • Just wait until the Democrats give everybody a $15 an hour minimum wage.

      18. Open up that financial statement from my pension fund. Click on that Fidelity Fund that holds my 401k.

        Well, here it says they got such and such dollars in such and such assets and that’s a five or six figure balance in that there Fidelity 55 Fund, so I should be set up fer my retirement, ainot?

        Wait a cotton pickin’ minute here. They didn’t tell me they were using my contributions to buy debt…or did they? They made it all sound so good at the time.

        Now I find out that all them “assets” are debt. They bought debt from somebody else and stuffed it into my account. Now why would I want somebody else’s debt that won’t get paid when TSHTF?

        Sigh…looks like I’ll be retired with someone else’s debt.

        What’s in YOUR pension?

        • What is in my wallet? All the money from your retirement account that I just got from selling you worthless debt.

      19. I already live in less on purpose. I’ve said it before just scraping by keeps you aggressive. I don’t wanna get tied up in the Disney fantasy facade. Don’t trust anyone DTA. Keep working keep playing the poor broke average guy struggling to make ends meet like everyone else. Peoples decadent lifestyles of keeping up with kardashian are gonna be brought back to reality. I honestly think they will be committing suicide because they can’t take the truth. They’ve been writing checks their ass can’t cash. These fake looking high maintenence people are gonna have to get dirt under their nails and won’t be able to buy off anyone. It’s gonna be a rude awakening. You office types better work on thickening the skin on your hands and lose some weight.

      20. Back to basics?Do it every hunting season I like primitive.Now the family that’s another story fun to watch the kids lose their gizmos.har har
        Don’t forget dandelions good to eat,but pick lay in sun 3-4hrs twist her up,make a fellow mellow
        Maniac –out

      21. A hillbilly who works in the timber gave his girlfriend some ticks and chiggers that migrated from him to her. boy was she ever mad. So she got even. She went and caught a VD and gave that to him. She really showed him! That’s the mentality of many folks today. The would cut off their nose to spite their face. Most are their own worst enemies. I suspect they will cut off the electric on purpose. A fake power outage like the fake gas shortage in the 1970,s That way the nuclear power plants don’t melt down. The shadow government still has their electric. Everyone else is doing without. Not enough off the grid preppers who have their own power to worry with. It was 100 here in the Ozarks today. Without electric on a hot day like today a big die off would happen in one day. In a week the 90% figure would be met.

        • Old guy, I think you’re right about the fake power outage/nuclear. As far as the sweltering heat, I drink ALOT of water. Bout a gallon a day in the spring/summer, 1/2 gal rest of year. I sweat like a pig, my shirts get soaked but I never get hot to the point that I’m exhausted. If people only took better care of themselves they could handle a hell of a lot more of what life sends them.
          Stay quiet Be smart.

      22. We have got to move away from a system where we end up making shitty goods that are designed to fall to bit in days and where half the population works as brown-coats for the state and thats without A.I and cheap robots coming our way.

        No point working just for the sake of it but this does not fit in with our banking masters who like to turn everyone against each other and then piss over the lot of us.

        The youth of today needs to riot and then take the land they need to build themselves a home and if the politicians don’t like it then kick the bastards out there homes and see how they like it.

        We are living in a rat race and need to stop and come up with a better plan instead of having bankers and big corporations that pay little taxes and big bribes from running us more into the ground.

      23. I am one of the few, I have the money to retire now based on my yearly expenses and I am just in my 40’s; but I am still working whatever needed, even vacations and sick days and spending nights and weekends trying to ramp up my job skills(I’m in computers) because I have no hope for the future being safe.

        I can easily see the govt or banks taking my savings, there being a period or periods of time where I don’t have access to my own money, making it possible I could lose my house and lose all my savings due to confiscation.

        I can easily see despite all my savings, that I will have to work until 75 or obamacare kills me off; so I just keep working and saving and “hope” for the best and hope that every govt official that put the country in the economic mess it is in, gets the worst cancer imaginable. if the usa had a good future, I would be retired now, instead i’ll be working this weekend and july 4th weekend.

        • Lena, you go girl. If there were more people like you, this country wouldn’t be in this mess. I don’t think I’ll retire. I love working, I love my job and I love the company I work for. My dad is 75 years old. He retired from trucking at 72 then a year later he went back to work part time. I think it’s in our blood cause I don’t see myself retiring. I don’t even think about it and I’m almost 52. Just keep doing what you’re doing and roll with the punches. Everyday is an opportunity.
          Stay quit Be smart.

      24. Most prophetic realistic words ever posted on this site:

        Those hoping for some miraculous event that will send the U.S. back to the days of manufacturing might and jobs for all will never see it happen. Those days are gone. The west line theory tells us our economy will slow down and become more modest as the shipping center of the world moves west to the next powerhouse region which is Asia. This is what history teaches us.

        Prepare accordingly…

      25. Sitting on the lake in the forest waiting.

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