Future of America: Harder Than Anything You’ve Experienced In Your Lifetime

by | Jul 11, 2011 | Headline News | 224 comments

Do you LOVE America?


    In February 0f 2009, while on the Glenn Beck show, trend forecaster Gerald Celente was asked to comment on global events and extraordinary times in which we live. His response should have been a wake up call.

    [It will be] Like nothing we’ve ever seen in our lifetime or I would say anyone’s life time.

    Since then we’ve seen not billions, but trillions upon trillions of dollars committed to bank bailouts, toxic asset purchases, stock market liquidity infusion, so-called job creation programs, tax breaks and mortgage modifications. The Obama administration has taken every opportunity to tout these programs as evidence of success.

    On the one hand, we’re told that the recovery, albeit slower than expected, is in full swing. We were also told in late 2008 that this was a recession. Any discussion about the possibility of another Great Depression was taken off the table by government, media and mainstream economists. The idea that America could enter another depression was simply not possible, and anyone who spoke of such thing was a fear mongering pessimist.

    Yet, it seems that we were on the very brink of complete melt-down in 2008. So close, in fact, that administration officials now claim the President’s policies are responsible for avoiding the very scenario that was completely denied as a possibility three years ago:

    The American economy was falling off the cliff in the fall of ’08 and the first months of this administration. And he put in place the most creative, the most forceful set of economy measure we have ever done as a country. And because of that, we’ve preented a second Great Depression and the economy has now been growing for more than a year and a half.

    -Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Meet the Press, July 10, 2011

    At the same time Mr. Geithner explains to us how saddling us with trillions more in debt and expanding government intervention into every aspect of our lives has avoided depression, he warns that things are going to remain tough for the average American. His words are eerily reminiscent of Gerald Celente’s 2009 forecast:

    I think it’s going to take a long time still. This is a very tough economy. And I think for a lot of people it’s going to be – it’s going to feel very hard, harder than anything they’ve experienced in their lifetime now, for some time to come.

    The consensus among the experts who didn’t see the 2008 recession until six months after it was official and then told us the economy would be back to normal by 2011 are the same people who are telling us that a Great Depression has been avoided.

    As in 2008, the Great Depression debate is off the table.

    For those paying attention, however, it should be clear that the next Great Depression was signaled by the 2008 economic and equities market crash, and the last three years of policy initiatives have done nothing to fix the fundamental problems that caused the crisis in the first place.

    An argument could be made that things are actually much worse now – on a number of fronts including the economy, jobs, real estate, deficit spending, national debt, and cost of living – than they were three years ago.

    If you’ve haven’t guessed, it is very likely that the reason Americans are going to experience times tougher than anything they have experienced in their lifetimes is because our nation is fully engrossed in the next Great Depression. There is no better example of this than then our 21st century version of soup lines:

    It’s real. It’s happening right now. Prepare yourself financially, mentally, spiritually, and physically – because it’s only going to get worse.


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      1. Most of the people that read this site already know how bad things are going to be. That’s one reason they’re here. To get the factual backup for what they already know in their guts, is a certainty…

        • Obamian Rhapsody…

          Every time I hear one of these government nitwits I automatically start hearing Freddy Mercury in my subconscious mind:
          Is this the real life?
          Is this just fantasy?
          Caught in a land slide,
          No escape from reality…

          I honestly think that many of them are genuinely unaware of the REAL world where 99% of us live every day. They don’t even know it exists. That doesn’t excuse any of their evil deeds, but it makes me hope that, someday, somewhere, after the nation has fallen into chaos, and the dust has settled, that someone wearing a crisp clean uniform of the armed forces of the New Sovereign United States, will take a brief moment to feel sorry for them…just before strapping them into the chair.

          • Personally, i hear:

            “It’s the End of the World As We Know it… And I feel fine.”

            When I hear Geithner, I hear:
            “I’m a Bitch…”

            Just sayin’

            • GEITHner song the Bitch is back by elton john

          • Oh pick me pick me! I’m a strapping kinda guy!

          • Ha that’s awesome.

        • “Is gold money?” — Bernanke says, “No.” Dr. Paul: “Why do banks hold gold?” Bernanke: “It’s an asset.” Dr. Paul: “Why don’t they hold diamonds?” Bernanke:”It’s tradition.”

          JM kilo bars are being delivered today for $51.5K.

          • “Is Gold Money?”

            “No. Of course not. You can print money…. ”

            Just shoot me!

      2. Hopefully the federal monster in Washington will run out of money and we’ll all get back to much smaller, local economies where we grow our own food and trade with neighbors like the old days.
        Will it be a painful transistion? Sure, but many are preparing thanks to sites like this one.

        • Seems a very good possibility that who ever is elected to federal posts will, during their term in office, be part of the decentralization of the federal system. This will be difficult for many but will most certainly be the start of a new, more prosperous, era.

          • The corp will not die quietly. There is still a lot left to steal.

            The corp will not decentralize, the People must leave it and localize on their own. In order to do that, they will have to fight the corp. The numbers are against it’s long term survival, but it will put up one hell of a short term fight with many victims.

            Leave the corp. Be invisible to it. It will not die quietly, but it can not hurt you if it can not see you.

            • Never thought i’d be saying this, but getting on board with you GC. I’m all in favor of fighting these (sic) basturds. However, until there’s an army to face them, i’m staying under the radar. Fight them alone, they ridicule you (if you’re lucky). Fight them in a small group, you’re a “radical militia” and they kill you! Only when massive numbers of Americans cry out for their blood do they get nervous. They can’t kill us all before we get them. Alone, the only hope is to vanish. I just wish i knew more about how to do it.

            • SSamurai,

              Go to Google and enter

              htbi2000 pdf

              It has a lot of useful info.

        • Not sure that’s a valid outcome.

          The majority of the population of most societies wants centralized control. That’s why there’s a few thousand years of human history with societies forming around a Big-Kahuna – and his family.

          • Only 30 percent on the colonist participated in the American Revolution.

            • Hey Knot it was 3% not 30% so with little numbers great things happen

        • Bartering, Dave, bartering…..


          And I don’t see any in my part of the world waking up…not even close.

        • Oh, yeah, Dave, don’t forget to plant where the ‘man’ tells you to or you may end up a 93 year old in jail for 93 days…if you live in Oak Park, Michigan!!!!

        • Their goal is not small and local, it is One World Government. A communist world of very controlled people. Think about East Germany, Russia and China where neighbors spy on and report neighbors or friends. Where laws exist to control your every move and intimidate you into quietly going along with the program. That is their end goal. You will NOT get away with small and local.

        • sb 510 says no gardens, woman arrested for growning garden, so forget about a garden, for now ok, when tshtf, you will be swat teamed for your garden, check out the senate bill, already passed

        • You are correct, sites like this help a ton.

          The transition will be a very painful one. The Days of going to work at a desk and thats it is going to change.

          Goggle search: Layoffs 2011 – DailyJobCuts

        • Nice fantasy- reminds me of my friend: he’s my age [63], down on his luck, out of work [construction- Good Luck with that!], single, living with his dog in a travel trailer out of sight behind my defunct sawmill [Thanks, Globalists!]on the edge of my woods maundering about the wisdom of the Amish [!!!].

      3. There is no way out. Higher taxes won’t do it. Reign in spending & millions will join the swell of unemployed.

        Regarding raising taxes, Charles Krauthammer had this to say.

        “I did the math. If you collect that tax (the proposed obama tax increase on the wealthy) for the next 5,000 years — that is not a typo — it would equal the new debt Obama racked up last year alone……”

        The only way I see to even come close to fixing this mess is to get rid of all the politicians currently in office, implement term limits, get rid of all lobbying & corporate political donations (to end statism & crony capitalism), end all spending on ANYTHING outside the U.S. (foreign aid, wars, military bases, Greece bailouts, the UN, etc), send the illegal immigrants home & shut down the border to open up their jobs for Americans, shrink the federal govt by about 85% & return the power to the states and phase out govt entitlements.

        Of course none of that will ever happen — by choice. Collapse will force it though.

        Progressives, George Soros, et al. You got your wish. You’ve almost destroyed America. Congratulations.

        • Agree with EVERYTHING you stated, Mr B!!! Especially this: “Of course none of that will ever happen — by choice. Collapse will force it though”. Truer words have never been spoken!!

        • Great post Mr. Blutarsky,
          The best part is how you present a solution without killing fellow Americans who have been brainwashed into this current system.. if we change the system, the people them self’s will slowly change..

          the way you see it, to even come close to fixing this mess, is the “only” way I see it myself.. once again, that was great post 🙂

        • True. However, there are doubtless countless unforseen consequences of even these obviously well-thought-out ideas. Who knows what the final outcome of all that would be? As an added note, we could bring our troops home and put them on our borders. I think we’d see a lot fewer incidences of drug cartels shooting up innocent civilians. Stare down the barrel of an M203 in the hands of a battle-
          Hardened vet and pull a gun. He’d clean your head off before you cleared leather. Hoorah!

        • Mr B: You are correct. Notice that it is the FOREIGNERS like Soros, Kissenger, Brezinski, and others like them who want to change the American way of life and make it European.

          How did they EVER get citizenship?

          • yes DK, I would like to know that myself..
            it kind of explains a lot to me in how the MSM media parades that royal wedding jazz krap… 2011 and the media sensationalizes kings, queens and the such… uggg, that makes me sick 🙁

            • Black Sheep: You are exactly right. Will and Kate seem like really nice folks now, but eventually they will be required to fill their roles ….

              It is almost criminal the way the press agents and LSM hype these two. Its almost as bad as those other media ho’s paris hilton and lindsay lohan. Neither one has a brain. Then there is Kim K with only one asset her ass!Who cares?

          • DK..the way I see it?? Hell, America isn’t run by Americans any longer; hasn’t been for decades; THIS HERE BE THE PROBLEM as Oldcoothillbilly would say.
            Right Coot??

          • by planning false flags for america, it how they did it.

        • Well put, I couldn’t agree more.

        • We lost this country to controlling forces outside our elected government long, long ago. Red and blue (and all else) are just distractions. Green is the only color we’ve really had for nearly a century. I think we need a clean slate. Scrap everything except the constitution and simply start over, avoiding all the pitfalls we are now aware of. Americans may put down the French, but you have to give them credit for knowing what a guillotine is good for. Unfortunately, we have too many miserably-happy sheep… at the moment.

      4. we all know what to do and are doing it. Unfortunately, there are not enough awake yet. They are awakening now at the pace of about 400,000 a week (new unemployment claims).

        In all the other “crises” I been through since the 70’s, I didn’t even know it was crisis because I had a good corporate job and nothing changed.

        I have since left the corp and can still survive without great change, until the SHTF at least.

        Prepping means one thing. Being able to take care of your own needs and maintain your standard of living without the corp.

        Start with food and water, then consider solar power. The only source of electricity that can be generated by the individual on an individual level. That is the reason it has been suppressed and not made readily available to the masses who built homes during the bubble.

        I put some free solar panel building videos on my blog you can watch.


        There is still time, just one year less than there was last July.

        • You can also purchase items that don’t need electricity or Gas like wood burning stoves and “washing machines” for clothes and many kitchen items that don’t need electricity from this website:

          • Anon-Thanks, great site.

          • solar oven

      5. I think if you go to my website and give the page a read, you will realize we can cut the health care costs of this country by 1/2 !

        That ought to go a long way to easing us down a country road rather than going off a cliff!

        Good luck all! Best of health and enjoy the simple life!

      6. Stand up tim. I’ve had it up to here with you.

        • Ok, so you say you are standing up. Why are you looking for soap while you’re bent over like that?

      7. I watched the utube video and I agree with everyone who left a comment there:


        Treasonous cock sucker!
        TheFloydReport 31 minutes ago

        Everything this guy say it a lie.
        slonamu 56 minutes ago

        caused by lost opportunities, what about caused by the massive debt.
        bruno188home 1 hour ago

        Turbo Timmy is living out his last days on the job. No doubt in my mind that he’ll be out of there before 2012. Good riddance to all those bastards!

      8. “things are going to remain tough for the average American”

        Define “average American” Mr. Geithner!

        I can tell you who the average American isn’t… It’s not Mr. Geithner or his cronies, it’s not the banker man, and it’s not anyone in Congress or any government official. They are not affected by this crisis that they themselves caused.

        They lured the “average American” into mortgages they couldn’t afford, (and we bought it, hook-line and sinker). They told the “average American” to go into debt to keep the prosperity going. And then, just as you can’t get any further into debt, you end up paying for the shenanigans of the brightest minds on earth through bailouts you didn’t agree to.

        No wonder they aren’t feeling the recession, to them it’s like going to the casino with someone else’s pocket book.

        No one is more affected than those who live hand to mouth, pay check to pay check. There is no end to this, none! You can do all the math and come up with the greatest ideas, but the man behind the curtain doesn’t care…. They have a free ride from you and me and generations as far as I can see! It makes me sick! I get absolutely nothing from the taxes I pay!

        They say the sky is blue, the grass is green, so everything is all right, Just Trust Us!

        p.s. If you rely on anyone but yourself, you are screwed!
        Become self-reliant and fight back!

        • Isn’t it ironic, the people surrounding Obama are people that haven’t worked in the private sector. Why? Who would have hired these people? Their resume must show a muliple number of employments lasting less than 3 months ( the normal probation period). Organizer isn’t a viable employment as are their criminal records.

          • cheerleader bush had no experience either, he bankrupted an oil company and baseball team, while stealing tax payers property to build a baseball stadium

        • Very well said “man up”
          You summed up the situation very well
          Would you contribute more to this web site?

          • 545 vs. 300,000,000 People
            -By Charlie Reese

            Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

            Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

            Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

            You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The President does.

            You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

            You and I don’t write the tax code, Congress does.

            You and I don’t set fiscal policy, Congress does.

            You and I don’t control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

            One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

            I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

            I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don’t care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator’s responsibility to determine how he votes.

            Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

            What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

            The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? John Boehner. He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.

            It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted — by present facts — of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can’t think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

            If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they want it unfair.

            If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red.

            If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it’s because they wantthem in Iraq and Afghanistan …

            If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it’s because they want it that way.

            There are no insoluble government problems.

            Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like “the economy,” “inflation,” or “politics” that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

            Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.

            They, and they alone, have the power.

            They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.

            Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees…

            We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

            Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.

            What you do with this article now that you have read it… is up to you. This might be funny if it weren’t so true.

            Tax his land,
            Tax his bed,
            Tax the table,
            At which he’s fed.

            Tax his tractor,
            Tax his mule,
            Teach him taxes
            Are the rule.

            Tax his work,
            Tax his pay,
            He works for
            peanuts anyway!

            Tax his cow,
            Tax his goat,
            Tax his pants,
            Tax his coat.

            Tax his ties,
            Tax his shirt,
            Tax his work,
            Tax his dirt.

            Tax his tobacco,
            Tax his drink,
            Tax him if he
            Tries to think.

            Tax his cigars,
            Tax his beers,
            If he cries
            Tax his tears.

            Tax his car,
            Tax his gas,
            Find other ways
            To tax his ass.

            Tax all he has
            Then let him know
            That you won’t be done
            Till he has no dough.

            When he screams and hollers;
            Then tax him some more,
            Tax him till
            He’s good and sore.

            Then tax his coffin,
            Tax his grave,
            Tax the sod in
            Which he’s laid…

            Put these words
            Upon his tomb,
            ‘Taxes drove me
            to my doom…’

            When he’s gone,
            Do not relax,
            Its time to apply
            The inheritance tax.

            Accounts Receivable Tax
            Building Permit Tax
            CDL license Tax
            Cigarette Tax
            Corporate Income Tax
            Dog License Tax
            Excise Taxes
            Federal Income Tax
            Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
            Fishing License Tax
            Food License Tax
            Fuel Permit Tax
            Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
            Gross Receipts Tax
            Hunting License Tax
            Inheritance Tax
            Inventory Tax
            IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
            Liquor Tax
            Luxury Taxes
            Marriage License Tax
            Medicare Tax
            Personal Property Tax
            Property Tax
            Real Estate Tax
            Service Charge Tax
            Social Security Tax
            Road Usage Tax
            Recreational Vehicle Tax
            Sales Tax
            School Tax
            State Income Tax
            State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
            Telephone Federal Excise Tax
            Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
            Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
            Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
            Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
            Telephone State and Local Tax
            Telephone Usage Charge Tax
            Utility Taxes
            Vehicle License Registration Tax
            Vehicle Sales Tax
            Watercraft Registration Tax
            Well Permit Tax
            Workers Compensation Tax

            Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
            We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

            What in the heck happened? Can you spell ‘politicians?’

            Be An American – We Need To Rake Back Our Country!!!

            • All – this is a great article. It really brings the forefront what many know or suspect. Unless you consider yourself in the top 1 tenth of 1%, a.k.a. the super wealthy — you need to have a plan to survive just in case. And this plan starts with a trusted community of people. If the condition reaches a point where your way of life changes, the way of life for the masses – you need to be prepared. /The super wealthy are/ and they don’t care about you or your family. Go about your normal business and be prepared.

              plan a: go about your business and enjoy life, kiss your child and hug your wife – call your mother once and while and say hi.
              plan b: have a food, water, firearms, medical, circle of friends plan, etc… plan, plan, plan…
              plan c: believe in your creator and accept fate

      9. just get ready for the backlash of the entitlement-dependent classes. When these tens of millions don’t get their subsidies and begin to starve they’ll come out fighting like a zombie apocalypse.

        • I wants my gummit check!!!!

        • The “zombies” are already here mate… Anyone thats dependent is already “infeceted” and will “turn” as soon as the SHTF. Doesnt matter what they’re dependent on, be it alcohol, zoloft, or a gov. check.

          • Not alltogether true. I use my Military Retirement (which, I believe I earned) solely for preps.When the pipeline to me is severed, its just time to implement “plan A”.

        • DP

          The entitlements will continue until the pensions and 401Ks have been stolen and the victims no longer have any access to the “money”.

          The necessity for stealing it will be sold the masses as a requirement to pay entitlements, pitting the former middle class and newly poor against the already poor.

          When the 401K’s have all been seized and made unavailable, you will know the end is near. The only thing you will control is that which you hold in your hands.

        • What about the Nations dependent on their nation building welfare… them numbers make food stamps look like chump change.. I already know the American people will get cut off and the IMF, UN, Israel and all the other deadbeat nations will continue to get theirs though..

          The people in this country on the entitlements are “Products of the Environment” change the environment and the people them self”s will change.. I do not wish death on ANY of my fellow Americans… Lets get priority’s straight… The People of this country should come first period..

        • no one ever talks about corporate welfare, where the lowly tax payers bay billions to bailout billionaires

      10. “anything THEY’VE experienced” Sounds like tiny tim has a big stash of fort knox gold in his basement. He obviously does’nt think he is going to experience any hardships!

      11. I recently got F$CKED by the irs! If we dont pay taxes,we pay really big fines or its jail time(example A is erwin schiff, peter schiffs dad)This ass clown doesnt pay his taxes, and gets another bullshit cushy government job! This ASS CLOWN has NEVER worked in the private sector (real world).

        • You can recover the money if you have credit card debt. Just quit paying it, lock your credit files, and consider it even.

          If you learn how to make money online with your own business, it is not accessible to the corp, and no reports are made about it.

          Consider it a push out of the corp and turn it to your favor.

          • “If you learn how to make money online with your own business, it is not accessible to the corp, and no reports are made about it.”

            What? This is news to me. Thought anytime you cashed a check you were accessible to the corp. How does is this not true?

            • The ONLY thing that can be federal wages or reported is what is earned under a SSN AND W-4. The law is plain on that matter. If you use either one, you are “presumed” to be a federal government employee and owe a tax on what is reported.

              The tax codes apply only to officers and employees of the US gov, which you become voluntarily by using the numbers and forms that create the oblgation. They are not required even for private corporate employment, but the corps do not follow the law and FORCE people to use them.

              Read the law….


            • GC,

              OK. I knew all that but I thought the IRS threatened anyone who had “traceable funds” (ie; checks) in their name.

              You’re saying, they don’t?

            • Ranger, the only thing traceable is the SSN. That alone makes “money” traceable to federal employment which is “taxed”.

              Use the corps numbers, pay the corps taxes. Don;t use the corps numbers and no liability is created.

      12. Anyone who thinks this crap is going to be fixed and still be able to maintain all those free gubmint handouts are the ones who are really going to experience the hardest of the hardships. I really feel the most for my family members who still have their heads stuck up their rears believing the media who says everything is all right, just a “bump in the road”; or wait, what is the new catch phrase? Was it something like “transitory”? I hate to turn them away from our retreat but if we don’t have enough supplies to support them they will have to be, or the rest will suffer. We already anticipate a few showing up but stocking up for these relatives is proving to be a strain on our prepping finances.

        Speaking of this situation has anyone else considered this when prepping, you know, the whole supporting a family member post SHTF if they did nothing to help prep a retreat? What would you guys do?

        • Can’t and won’t keep them. My siblings will never make it to me 🙂

          Sadly, my parents will be among the first to die in a complete meltdown. Even if they were living with me I would be unable to save them.

        • Beefcake- you have a potential problem there if your slacker relatives know anything about your stored stuff or your ability to feed yourself come shtf. Once opsec is blown, it’s impossible to get it back. But you may have time to plant the idea in their heads that you are broke, hungry and the stores have all been used up. Don’t lay it on too thick, or all at once, but start soon by dropping hints that you’ve used up everything and are just barely getting by eack week. Ask to borrow $5 from them, say you need gas to get to work or whatever. Just start building the idea in their heads that you have nothing. When they come to visit make sure they have NO access to your pantry/closets/storage areas. Within a year or so they will mentally cross you off the list of places to escape to. (actually they don’t have a list because they don’t plan that far ahead, but you won’t be the one they think of when the time comes) If you have a garden, well that’s kinda hard to hide, but tell them it’s just not making much this year (too much heat, bugs, etc) Just do everything you can to UNDO their perception of you as self sufficient.
          As for turning away the close kinfolk if/when they show up after shtf? That question falls into the moral/ethical/even religious category and only you can answer that. It’s good that you’re thinking about it beforehand though. If you’re so inclined, pray about it too. Best of luck to you.

          • I have prepped enough for my immediate family to get by. My folks and my sister know about our preps and have been told in no uncertain terms, if the SHTF you will get a call from me to get out. If you can make it to me, great. However, if you don’t get out in time when you have been warned, do not expect me to come looking for you. Mom and dad have listened but I don’t think sis has. Oh well.

          • My plan is to put “em to work! Anyone that “shows up” uninvited gets to start digging their own hole before they get fed. Took me two weeks to dig a 7×10 root cellar; I guess most would only be able to scoop out a foxhole before they collapsed from exhaustion.

        • This is a big topic on most prepper blogs and forums..
          Know what the consensus says?
          IF YOU SHARE— even rice or ramen noodles— this starts a parade with their friends, relatives, etc.
          Where will you stop this parade?? How much will you give?
          What part of this ‘gift’ will be taking away from your own family?
          May God help us in OUR choices…and help THEM now in theirs.

        • If you leave anyone out who knows about your stash, they could become your worst enemy. I would rather have them where I can see them. Put them to work at your retreat and make them earn their keep.

      13. tiny tim needs to do a self prostrate exam with that finger he keeps pulling out. “he” (the pretender) saved us…??? Lost opportunities! Even Saturday Night Live (SNL) has it figured out charlie/mo.

        • Why don’t WE give him that exam with a cattle prod instead. His finger fits too nicely because it has been there so long.

          • I’ll second that….whats scary is he might like it…

        • it’s would be hard for him to get his finger up there when with his head up there all the time

          • The pecking order goes higher.

      14. Look folks, make no mistake, we are in a depression. In my state you can go to http://www.Sunbiz.org Which is Florida Dept. of State. Just do a company search; type in any letter of the alphabet and scroll thru the list. What you will see is that 70% of the corporations in Florida are inactive.

        What that means is they are out of business. These were business owners who do not get counted in the unemployment numbers. I have heard that after the space shuttle launched last week another 17000 people lost their jobs on the space coast.

        I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again we need to eliminate at lease 54% of all government, Federal, State and local to save America.

        We should not be talking about increasing the debt ceiling. We should be talking about cutting spending so we don’t hit the debt ceiling. These debt talks are a joke. We need to cut 2 trillion today and reduce the federal budget by 1 trillion. The A-holes in Washington are talking $4 trillion over 10 years. That’s $400 billion a year or a little less then we spend on benefits to illegal Aliens.

        • I think the figure is more like 3T/year (just on fed.gov). Anything less and we will be unable to dig ourselves out.

      15. Just got in from work, the heat index @ 105 and I’m draggin’ ass. I just can’t stomach watching Timmy the tool yet. Maybe after I run some of these 12 o.z. longneck porkchops in me I might be able to bear the strain. Over the weekend I bought some more 500 round bricks of Federal .22’s. Ordered 250 rounds of the double ball (two lead ball-.65 caliber) in a 2 3/4 inch twelve gauge shotgun shell. Ordered from Sportsman guide and will split them up with a couple of friends. Bought a bunch of mason jar lids, rings and jars themselves while they are cheap. Will get some tattler lids next. Ordered an excalibre dehydrator. Bought some more beans to put in buckets. Still much to do while there’s time.

        • I’m with you, I just bought more canning lids and have priced the Tattler lids. Just canned several cases of salmon (I’m in Alaska) and a case of jam. Added a couple bricks of .22 and some other misc. ammo to the cabinet. More rice and beans to put away. The gardens producing and I’m doing the math to figure out how many raised beds I need to meet all our vegetable needs next summer. Let us know how you like the excaliber dehydrator, I’m still using my old school Ranco one and it works like a charm, only in small quantities.

          • Will do.

          • I have an Excaliber Dehydrator and I LOVE IT

        • Heat index in Ky Monday was 110.

          I weed eated last night–mowed this mng…have no idea, but it’s about same as yesterday.
          I’m getting too old for this chit!! LOL

          • I will say I started not using the ac on the little truck…as training, and then ac went out..well?
            I also have the ac in house on 80 and use a fan, a small one, and it’s amazing how effective that is.
            If I can’t take it now, how can I expect to take it when the govt collapses and we may not have electricity??
            Just training at this stage–but thinking bad thoughts about the elderly I visit in the nursing home, huh.

            • Try changing the your hours of productivity. We did this in the desert with great effect, working from 3AM to 10AM, relaxed the rest of the day. Even now I only work really early (5-9AM) and in the evening a bit (1800-2000). Now, I’m talking about labor, not sitting behind a computer!

      16. There is no doubt we wont’ enjoy as good a life as our parents and grand parents did. If my folks were still alive they’d be depressed. My dad left me land in Nevada; I’m sure he never thought I’d have to settle there just to feed myself and wife. My wife gets depressed thinking about that, but we’ll continue to live in the burbs as long as we can. I’ll continue to try and accumulate what it might take to live in that desert mountain region as comfortably as possible.

      17. Timothy Geithner – if one long look at him doesn’t convince you of alien-human hybrids, what will?

        • You got that shit right. His face says, “human-mutant-alien hybrid”. Look at those eyebrows!

        • I suspect that the aliens consider that experiment a failure.

      18. “The real question is this: Are we willing to wake up and make painful changes? Or will we simply go on as before, until there is no stopping the complete collapse of the system?”

        So who is it thats hurtin? I still see everybody walkin or drivin with a cell phone glued to their ear,I can’t afford one, even a tracphone requires min every month used or not, I don’t know many people like me still on dialUp (cause its cheap). And all I use is a 19″ old model TV with basic cable no HBO or showtime, like those poor unemployed or college grad folks that have all the time to watch all those new movies and sports games. Yet I’m the group who is supposed to be living so high on those “entitlements” and needs more cuts. yeah right,…. my #@%%!!!

        When I see a lot less of those things I may be ready to “feel pain” myself, but if I can’t afford any of those items myself , hell if I will…….

        no I don’t have any shinny metal laying around to look at and probably will never have any either.

        • Hang in there, my friend, you’re not alone. Plenty of people don’t have those things. The people who haven’t been depending on the government handouts yet have somehow made it will keep on making it through this. We know how to work hard, we know how to share with one another and we know how to adapt. You can’t download that to your phone or buy it over the internet. You have to learn by living it. If I had a nice silver dollar I’d bet it you’ll be giving your neighbors tips on how to get by, not so long from now.

          • Thanks for that reasonable reply, I wasn’t expecting that, I was looking for the “usual suspects” to defend ALL that crap and jump all over the word “entitlements”

            but your right, if I see someone in need of help I usually try and give some, sometimes without even thinking.

            But am moving more inward everyday, and am getting almost unemphatictitc with those around that have all that junk and cry about the cost of food.

      19. In 1930’s Germany they were in a depression and a man came forward and made drastic changes and got the govt. to vote him full power…his name ADOLF HITLER.
        the house of cards are about to crash and burn. PREPARE,PREPARE,AND PREPARE.

      20. The SHITMASTER is playing king of the hill but his hands are dirty, dirty, dirty. I hope meeshell is proud. You dim libs stroke an extra check to bail this country out and you’ll be just FINE.

        • You Con Shills voted for the same in bush, dont try to hide it, he started the TSA, Patriot act, Torture, Two unwinnable wars, Hypocrite

      21. Why does it seem like everywhere you look people are prospering though? I live in southeastern PA. I don’t have one family member or friend who is out of work. Nobody that I know lifestyle has changed. Amusement parks, malls, movie theatres and everywhere else I go are packed. Facebook friends always bragging about their vacations.

        I personally have some money problems, but that’s mostly because of a growing family and stupid money mistakes. My husband and I have jobs that are not at risk(for now).

        • when things seem to good to be true, they usually are…i think that you have not done your homework-either that or you are living in a completely isolated world…you need to get out more. look closely to what is going on in the usa and communities outside of yours and you might realize that something is very wrong. do it soon or you might end up being one of the “golden hoard”.

        • It’s called easy Money aka Credit Cards!!!!!

        • It’s because all of these people are living on credit or taking loans out against their retirement savings. Some people are even living in their homes squatting until they are foreclosed on. Once the cards are maxed out and the retirement savings are gone, then you will see what’s under that thin veneer of normalcy.

        • Wanta know why they look like they’re prospering>???
          Credit cards…My idiot transplanted (people who live in my street–not neighbors, a lost art that is)from Calif.–told me she insisted last month that part of her SS check was going for groceries, to prevent using cc again!!!!!

          Did you catch that?? She has been frivolously buying groceries on cc and gravel and mulch and propane and flowers and I’ll stop there. Uh, no, they don’t prep. Husband won’t let her.

        • in my neighborhood, most are living on what they make at a minimum wage job or working at the packing plant or Walmart. It is a poor neighborhood with mostly single wides. The great majority live barely paycheck to paycheck with some living in rv’s. this neighborhood is mostly former lumber industry employees that at one time was the backbone of our country’s wood industry. In Oregon, these jobs no longer exist courtesy of the asswipes in D.C. the only folks buying our lumber and wood chips is China and Japan…get out of your neighborhood and check out the world and reality.

        • In vegas I know 50 people, Not one has a job

          • That’s alot of unemployed friends

      22. Question: I’ve got about 30K of 401K / 403B funds that I can get my hands on. The deal will net me about 17K after they rape me with taxes and penalties for cashing it in.

        If I pay it all on my land debt, I’ll still have about 5K of debt but most will be gone. But, I could just buy a bunch of silver (or ammo) and hang onto it.

        I’m considering cashing out and sticking 2 years of land payments in cash and then take the rest of it into silver and gold.

        I know you guys may not (or may!) be financial geniuses, however, at least I can get some honest opinions. Advice, please…

        • Convert your 01k into an IRA, then make it self directed to where it can buy shares in your LLC. The whole thing cysts about 1200/1500 to make legal. Use that to buy farm land, rental property, or even PMs.

          • Jim, problem with that (though its a unique idea) if you’ve started an LLC that means you’re way more visible and controllable by the over-corps (StateCorp, FedCorp, etc). I want reduced exposure on that. I want it converted first to cash and then to other things out of reach of TheftCorp, which is government. Your idea, I think, would be a great one, however, I believe when this all falls apart the death throws of StateCorp and FedCorp will dismantle things like the little LLC you’re talking about. Your thoughts, please…

            • Ranger, if done right the corp will never be able to locate the owner/agent of the LLC. I mentioned this book above, but google

              htbi2000 pdf

              There are many things you can do to protect yourself and your privacy.

        • NetRanger, If it were me I would do the two years in cash for property payments, gold and/or silver (physical holding only), and the remainder in food and some tools. I take it your ok on guns and ammo and you might be GTG on the grub. The two years of cash for the property payments can buy some time. Above all else, get that 401K out of their hands and into yours no matter the penalty.

          • Ditto!!! Do it N.R. you’re on the right path,(just verifying I’m sure)!

          • So, my biggest fear is that they won’t steal it from me, they’ll just make it so I can’t get to it until I’m like 95 or some stupid crap.

            Yeah, I’m pretty good on guns, ammo, food and land. I do not need the money. The ONLY reason I would cash it in would be so it wouldn’t be ALL GONE when the corp steals it or makes it inaccessible.

            The move would be for preservation ONLY. At this point I have no hope in it growing and I’m fully suspicious that little Timmy G is licking his chops ready to lap it up.

            More thoughts, please…

        • Net Ranger: 30k in sheltered funds will be 3k in penalty (10%) and probably about 20% in taxes unless you’re above 50-60k income……so a total of 9k, leaving you 21k……bit better than you think.

          I took mine out in 03/04, put it all in silver. My advice would be you do the same, even though silver in mid 30’s now. Buy as much pre-65 junk as you can…..don’t pay off your land. Continue with current income to pay on it if all you owe is 12k……worse case, you could use the silver in a pinch to pay it…..best case, you’ll have some real money set aside for the property taxes ( that was my big concern, and why I bought silver ).

        • NetRanger – be cautious. Yes, the sky is falling, but it has not actually fallen yet. $30K is a chunk of change and I wouldn’t recommend cashing it out unless they change the rules to force retirement accounts to hold T Bills. We do have elections coming up; there is still hope. My recommendation would be to ride it out a bit more and see what happens after the next election. I’d leave it sit and concentrate on building up provisions and the stuff you already know about as you can afford it. If you can save up some bucks for cash on hand, that would be great too. When I got serious about saving for retirement, I made the decision to go 50-50. Half in an after tax account and half in a pre tax account. Just my two cents.. think long and hard before you take the big hit and cash out.

          • I know what you’re saying, Sam. I wish I could share in your optimism. Maybe I do a little. I agree that it might get a little better, however, I think I’m going to put a ripcord on it. Tell my broker to get all the papers together, sign them all, get it all ready to file and then one word and swoosh! out it comes. That way I can get it FAST if I need to. Then, just sit on it.

            TnAndy, No, it’ll be 50% in the toilet. I’m above the 70K mark. STupid me got caught up in the “oh, if you don’t need it, jam it into pretax accounts!” I was pumping in $600 a month into that stuff for years. I can’t touch that part, still employed with the company. But, who knows how much longer that will last.

            Where’s the best place to buy junk silver? $100 bags?

            • Best place is apmex.com

              You can invest your IRA in SLV and it’s gold comparable ETF. Yes the anti fiat crowd will moan, but compare say $40,000.

              You do an LLC and it costs $2,000 and you pay 400 a yr for some one to hold your silver or gold. You can’t take possession like you can in some ways land.

              SLV goes up and down with silver and costs about $10 to buy into.

        • Cash it in, take the loss, put away a year or two of land payments and then invest the rest in PM, and any other areas of prepardness that are lacking. You know you won’t lose your money to the government, you know you will have your assets on hand and you can sleep better at night for it.

        • if you have a fixed rate loan and the shtf senario
          is hyperinflation (as in weimer germany)you will
          be able to pay off your property with inflated dollars
          if you have a source of income that keeps up with inflation.if you have an adjustable
          rate loan better pay it off a s a p.

          • I didn’t get a fixed, its an 18 month adjustable. But, at the present, its stuck on the bottom. I’ve thought about that. If we hyperinflate, though, it won’t do any good. Those “inflated dollars” might be inflated, purchasing wise, but on the earning end they were not inflated. Of course, wages could rise, but thats a very unsafe bet.

            I think I’m going to take Sam’s advice and sit on it a while. The crash is coming but its not here yet. Whats there is in ultra-conservative “guaranteed” accounts so they’re safe from big swings in the market, but, a currency crash, well, that would take it all out, in which, I’ll wish I’d have taken country girl’s advice.

            • Crash is here now, Housing dropping every month, going down at least another 30 percent soon, why do people think the crash is not on

      23. I’m hoping for a collapse, more of this extend and pretend kick the can down the road is just going to make the settlement of an even greater debt that much more traumatic.
        Welcome it with open arms, we need a good clearing of debt and especially of the worthless, meddlesome government agencies and the parasites that go along with them.

        • Dave, they’ve avoided the pain so long. Its like having hemmoroids and avoiding taking a dump. Eventually, you have too and then it really hurts. You’re better off to eat the prunes and take the pain than to store it up!

          • amen @ dave and your are right @ netranger…i feel like the sooner the doodoo hits the fan the sooner we can get on with surviving as best we can on what we got. i am getting sick of hearing about it all, and i don’t want to hear anyone whining anymore about the pain that is sure to come.

            • I don’t look forward to it, but just like a rotten tooth, it must be taken care of. Waiting only makes it worse.

        • To avoid the collapse you need a “dollar” alternative. What is the world going to sell its oil for – Euro’s? No alternative no bust…..get use to a life time of stagflation.

          • hey Jim, some are already using pre 1964 coins in transactions.. sell a car for 200 1963 quarters and pay sales tax on the registration for $50 dollars…That is a good deal to me.. 🙂
            today current metal value on a 63 quarter is $6.4653

            based on July 11, 2011 5:15 PM EDT precious metal prices:
            Silver $35.75/oz -0.96

      24. Our congress-critters and senatorial-sapsuckers there in the District of Criminals be doin’ the hopie-changie dance just as hard and fast as they can in an attempt to kick that proverbial ‘can’ just a bit further on down the road …… at least as far as beyond the 2012 elections as as possible. Will they make it? Who the hell knows at this point.

        But, at the exact same time, the idiot children are playing very fast and loose with their theatrics as they posture about whether or not to raise the national debt ceiling.

        I’m not that it really matters much one way or the other what they do or don’t do. There aren’t really all that many moves left of the game board for the elites to make.

        I think that I am going to go and buy another 25 lb. bag of rice and another 20 lb. bag of pinto beans tomorrow. I also don’t honestly think that poor folks, like most of us are,could ever possibly hope to be able to afford to buy tickets to a show of the quality of the one that’s unfolding right before our eyes for free. We do live in interesting times.

        God Bless & good luck to all.

        • Well said MM! Well said…

          I’m off to buy another 50lb bag of wheat and one of corn. (I just leave them in the paper bags. They’re good for a couples years, then, I feed them to the chickens and buy more. Regardless, it always makes me feel more secure to pat a stack of 50lb bags of “chicken feed”.


          • I think “long term” food storage is now anything over one year.

            • We just got re-supplied up here for a year but I wouldn’t call that “long term”. Mac’s World extends a little further out but it’s all relative because there’s no up out here.

      25. Ag will shine in its time. Evan a blind man like mo can single out a junk quarter when blindfolded.

      26. diebold makes atms. diebold makes safes, diebold makes…….VOTING MACHINES

      27. always remember……. VOTING MACHINES……..hillary,reid, and boxer! no one voted for these ass clowns,.. think tv said boxer won when she was looseing, look it up! video out there! last election in nevada, union members voting multiple times, power outages in logandale, and really, really long lines in elko! We are in deep dodo!

      28. I have been an unemployed cop since 08, I prep and am thanking God my wife still works. I am so freaking pissed right now reading about this timmy asswipe. How do these people go out in public or do they. Sorry I need to take a deep breath!

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIfNtUttcYk&feature=related

          Im hearing about a lot of municipalities lowering police and fire fighter numbers, and watch your union wont try to back door ya..its coming, especially when they arnt getting any more of your money to vote for who they want in

          might depend on where you live how fast it comes on.

          welcome aboard, its going to be a rough ride

        • dh and I hadn’t been to a movie in 4 years—saw ‘bridesmaids’, laughed all the way through..
          tickets, 2 popcorns(small), and one drink…$30.

          That was our extravagant excursion—but we are ready for more than 4 years if (WHEN?) TSHTF.

          Like most here, as I read, we have sacrificed..so don’t wanta discuss what ifs–like neighbors coming for their share…I fricking don’t think so.

          We just went through one of those ‘3 costly incidents at once’ as they are known…broken toes, failed freezer full of 1/2 beef +, and the mower died.
          We were due a treat/movie.

        • paybacks a bitch cop, you gave it, now you get it

      29. look at minn. people, they close parks,rest areas, and everything we enjoy, these ass clowns still got their salaries,they closed the zoo’s to people coming in, BUT employees still got paid! HAHAHAHA They were feeding the animals HAHAAHA ANYTHING that generated money for the state, they kept it open! HAHAHAHA

      30. grow up!

      31. 66 comments

      32. The decline of the developed world is for all practical purposes permanent. In the end the developing world rises and the developed world drops. This is not the future of America but rather the future of the developed world.

        Prep for six months or six years. It really doesn’t matter because sooner or later unless your self sufficient you going to run out of things. Unless your surrounded by neighbors that are self sufficient sooner or later your going to loose what you have. The “We confiscate your assets including your pigs and chickens in the name of The People” has been said in every language at one time or another and done in one form or another virtually everywhere. Give up your gold and we will give you paper and if you don’t we will use force up to and including lethal force to obtain compliance. Yep, it’s been done virtually everywhere in one way or another.

        Maybe if your healthy and live in a rural county in a state with a rural flavor you might just make it. Bunker down in the suburbs? Put solar panels on your home while all your neighbors are in the dark? That will go ever like a “Lead Balloon”. Your stuff will be stolen or vandalized. “Why should they have what I can’t” will be the justification. That justification will be “justified” by the poor majority.

        “From those according to their means to those according to their needs” will de-facto replace, “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” as more people have needs.

        • Kevin- everything you stated is true. We all need to be surrounded by likeminded individuals in a community that has a rural flavor if we desire the maximum amount of self sufficiency both now and in the future. I think though, that regardless of our likeminded peers and location, we could all end up having anything taken for and in the name of”The Sheeple”.

        • I am kevin, have been posting here for at least 1.3 years, who the f#ck are the kevin at 837?

          • It happens..last week, a JJ appeared and they weren’t my snippy words..I don’t talk disrespectful like that–but the other JJ is gone now.

        • Your best weapon and preparation ‘tool’ is mobility. Everything else is useless if the world around you goes down the toilet. But, if you move to a good place, a functioning community, region or country, then you have just had all the hard work done for you.

          Preppers make the mistake of trying to recreate the nation state at the micro level. Something that took centuries to evolve, you cannot invent in a year or two.

      33. go away 837

      34. check ip mac false kevin at 837

      35. Kevin @ 837 exists and the above is my opinion.

        I been posting for about 6 months.

        • change your name to kevin2, I AM KEVIN HERE YOU ARE ACCORN

      36. IF you dont do that, at least tell people u are not the kwvin u are adding comments to

      37. not kwvin, kevin

      38. Ok a trial.

        • Bring forth your evidance, bring forth on high! Bring forth your evidence, lest ye both die!

      39. Kevin

        Ok that worked.

        From now on I’m Kevin2.

        • thanks man. Now people can distinguish my drivel filled rants, to your well writen comment.

          • How do you think I feel!

        • @Kevin2

          You’re a real gentleman! You took that graciously. But, there was never any confusion!!!

          Kevin vs kevin? I never confused you two.

          @kevin, below.

          Maybe Kevin2 is better written but your “drivel filled rants” while having an unpolished appearance, are well received!

          You guys crack me up!

      40. What Timmy means when he says that the economy was falling off the cliff when O’bummer took office; is that the Gangaster banksters had TOTALLY mismanged and bankrupted their business and were pushing it iver the cliff to collect the insurance.

        When timmy says that previous administations had lost opportunities to strengthen the economy, he means that no one was looking while HE, GWB, the other bankster gangsters and the Globalists in government were transferring the American economy offshore.

        Geither is a CLASSIC globalist from a family of Globalists, and HE speaks Mandarin. It is no co-incidence that this asshole is Treasury Secretary under O’bummer.

        Check the bio for this asshole at SHTF America link at the bottom of the landing page under NWO Globalists In Finance:


        Of particular note is the connection between Timmy’s dad and O’bummer’s mom! Fill in the blanks for yourself. Now we know how Obummer got “connected”. No joke! 🙂

        • I’ve said it many time—-Americans ARE NOT running America–foreigners are!!

      41. Timothy Geithner is a pussy ass scumbag, compulsive liar, charlatan, and creepy bastard who licks his mother’s balls while she is getting sexually assaulted by the TSA, Total Sexual Assault, as they forcibly change her diaper, after causing her to have leakage due to their genital gropings. He knows nothing about the economy! He is trying to destroy Amerika along with his BFF Hussein. It is deplorable, deplorable, deplorable, and absolutely despicable! Where’s the outrage?

        • Tsa and Patriot act started by Bush, Blame that loser for us losing our rights

      42. NetRanger: I like TnAndy’s advice. Silver is good and you should have more, but gold will skyrocket with any number of events.

        You should buy at least 5 oz of gold ($7500), unless you live in an area where you can prospect for it on the weekends. (Check SHTF Mining Clubs for your area).

        Some experts believe gold will increase another 10% by the end of this year. And it is not going down except in a trading range; but the trend is up and will continue that way.

        Jim Rogers is also long the dollar right now (go figure)so a little cash under the matress is good too. In a real crash from outside events like an EMP etc, you would not be able to access your bank. I would not make any extra principal payments on the land, but pay it off with the gold after it increases in value.

        Jim says that the dollar and the market for commodities do not have to move in tandem. Jim knows. But only YOU know what is best for you.

        • Access *MY* *BANK*!

          HAHAHAHAHAHHA! ROFLMAO!!! Sorry. My “banK is a data safe hidden where few could find it, or should I say, “find it and survive”. The only money that goes into my “offsite bank” or my “bankster bank” is for the checking which gets drained for bills. I love credit cards and checks. They’re a great tool if you use them and don’t let THEM use YOU.

          But, all laughing aside, every strategy is a hybrid. I’ve got 12 months of land payments easy. Way more if you consider the several hundred ounces of silver. But, inflation will kill the cash. I want to convert most of it to something that is easily converted back. Junk silver? Don’t know. Regular silver has such a high premium (like 10% at times).

      43. Kevin….kevin….kevin……

        I hear an echo…LOL

      44. let me see if I understand this correctly,
        Exxon-Mobil makes 5 Million.. per hour.. in PROFIT and they get paid government subsidy’s..

        General Electric pays NOT a penny in taxes and they get paid government subsidy’s and have been granted waivers on the new HC law….

        Timmy boy has a Dual citizenship with Germany as his other country.. oh never mind, I don’t like what I am reading already..

        • Black Sheep: Germany would only be a stopover on the way to Beijing. Thats where he has sent OUR money!

        • seems as if there are alot of DUAL citizans working in our government these days. You think he is a dual taxpayer as well? Does turbo tax work for german taxes?

      45. I have a new prayer……God grant me the permission and the opportunity to beat the living crap out of Tiny Tim

        • He is a federal employee, THAT MY FRIEND IS A FELONY! HE can beat all your money out of you(and the crap) CHEAT ON HIS TAXES(you better pay yours) THAT MY FRIEND IS HOW IT IS, he is a federal employee.

          • that’s why I asked God for the permission and opportunity, He is a little higher up the chain of command if ya know what I mean 😉

          • Wait, which Keven are you?

      46. I have been busy this month working on my retreat property / (Farm). We gave it a trial run for two weeks. All of the cooking was done outdoors due to the heat, witch was fine I’ve been cooking outdoors sense I was twelve. With a few dutch ovens and a BBQ Grill you can pretty much cook any thing you can think of. Everything worked well the only big suck factor was no air conditioning and it’s July but, after 11:00 it cooled down. We did a bit of shooting, that is in between the rains. Sighted in a few new guns my Saiga 12 & Saiga 308. My Lapua 300 win mag I’ve had for some time just need to polish up a bit witch takes lots of shooting time. The Saiga works great but, I still love my Rem 870 the best. We worked on a few other toy’s but, I’m not going to go there, no way no how…and F*%K you very much! & doom on you!!!
        We now have a gate add to our (dead end) drive for when the Shit hits the fan. Next big job is going to be lots and lots of fencing …lots & lots. I got to get more live stock in here it’s too damn grown up with weeds all over the farm, some cattle should work just fine.

        Better get busy!

      47. I am going to totally hijack the plane here, but bare with me please:

        I go to the Survivalistboards a lot and they have in there state groups. In the Michigan state group we got a prepper meet and greet to happen Sunday. It was sort of a potluck barbecue at a park and there were a total of 7 of us that showed. I can’t tell you how nice it was to finally meet other preppers face to face and be able to talk in person and share ideas and knowledge. Southernprepper1 (from doomsday preppers on NatGeo a few weeks back) has a great video on his youtube channel about people needing to get together and network and form groups and share info. We talked about what all our opinions were on what would drop the curtain and we talked about skill sets and knowledge and also what we would like to learn, so hopefully in this networking idea people can get together and help one another. One guy there is inviting people to go out with him and his wife and learn more about guns and shooting. I took my rocket stove that I made with the help of a friend in church who is a macgyver in a shop and he helped with the welding part of it. Every one loved it and watched me cook on it and asked all about how it was made and everything. We talked about what we would like to get out of this group, and what our thoughts were on where we would like to see the group go if anywhere….adn that led to the idea of instead of trying to find a group to join where everyone lives together, start a community on some new bought land in a safe and agreed place…..like the UP of MIchigan for example. We discussed this at great length and wow, this could really be something. Funny thing was that I didn’t bring it up, another guy did….but the night before I mentioned the same exact thing to my wife when, just for shits and grins I was looking at potential bug out property in the UP. I said to my wife, why couldn’t 20-30 men or heads of families go in together on say a 100 acres and then parcel it off and do a group thing that way in the way of a community……is that wild or what??
        We are going camping with the guy and his family that brought it up at the meeting this weekend and really looking forward to this venture or at least potential venture…also looking for other people as well, which will probably prove to be the hardest part.

        I got some potential good news on a job today, it is in the corp (sorry GC) but have to take it, I can make 2-3K a week and get a lot farther quicker that way on getting bills caught up and then preps and maybe money for property in the UP.

        Also this morning we got hit with a whopper of a storm, some of you have probably heard about chi town being without power, that is the storm that hit us up here in Muskegon. We were blessed on our property, but we still lost power at 7:45 in the morning and didn’t get it back til 7 tonight and we learned a few things…some of you will probably laugh and this is nothing to you, but for us we learned some things….here goes, I am just going to copy and paste what I posted to my friends on the SB’s cause I am already tired of typing…hate a lot of typing.

        A few things from today

        Maybe having an old rotary phone is a good idea as long as your phone isn’t coming in to your home with an internet package, something to do with digital. But if you have AT&T or something like that with the phone line being separate and an old rotary phone, you could still use it when power goes out. Of course in a real SHTF scenario that is nation or world wide….it won’t matter anyway….just something to know for the little SHTF scenarios like we had today. Not sure how the power company could of been off as much as they were. The recordings we got every time we called to see if the “updates” were any different, all said “estimated time of power return would be Thursday at 4pm” But power came back on about 2 hours ago. We now have 5 2.5 gallon jugs of drinking water in the deep freeze in the basement along with 10 1 gallon jugs and 5 20lb bags of ice. Shellie got home with the ice as soon as power restored. Had we sent her and the kids to a hotel (and me stay at the house to protect it) on the home owners insurance dime cause of what we were told by power company, we would of been out that dime ourselves and I would of been pretty hacked off. Anyway today taught us or reminded us of just how unprepared we are. Knowledge is great adn does help some….but without resources to get things and get prepped, I am afraid your still screwed….sorry but that’s the reality that today showed us. That and having your house in order on a day to day regular basis helps when **** happens. Having a sink full of dishes and loads of laundry needing to be done and picking up after the kids hasn’t been done in a day or so….it really adds to the stress factor. We learned that being a prepper, doesn’t just mean storage and knowledge, but being organized and structured more….at least for us.

        thank you all for your concern and the positive encouragement. And thank you that called me, it was nice to hear from you, even though we didn’t talk, the messages were nice. Couple things I forgot to mention…don’t wait, don’t wait and don’t wait. Make sure phones are on charger, cells and land lines. When power came back tonight our land lines were dead, both of them…..kids and Shellie are terrible about putting them back on the charger. Get water and ice in your freezers now…don’t wait. For some this is a no brainer and normal life style…..we suck at it, especially with three little ones all under 5, but have your house in order as much as possible. Another thing, cause of being so bad off financially, the van has sat in front of the house for weeks now with no gas, it is on empty empty. Now it’s not our bug out vehicle by any means, but it is the only vehicle that has multiple chargers in it for phones…and how long can you charge something without starting the van? I don’t know…but if we had to start the van to make sure we didn’t kill it, it wouldn’t run long cause of no gas in it…..hell gas is already back up to about $4 a gallon here. One last thing, and I hate to tell this one…when SHTF, time seems to speed up when you have to think and make decisions, the banks are closing (remember I had to get a new debit card after last week’s crap…so I have no way of going to an ATM right now), the home owners ins lady is about to go home for the day, food is warning up in the fridge, cell towers are probably on generators which is causing cell service to degenerate rapidly for calls, texts and internet…..and all the while the clock is flying by today and I spent most of my time (this is the shameful embarrassing part) trying to get on here and the SB’s …..duh!!!! Shellie and I talked about it and I am addicted to the dang internet and these places and you people have become a crutch. I need to really start being more organized and get this stuff in my head to the point of second nature! I really need to get to work and get some money coming in and start acquiring serious preps and then we as a family need to quit talking about it and reading about it (men have the tendency to research research and do more research and never actually do anything) and get out there and live it and practice it. Heck this was nothing, we were lucky (I pray for protection over our property and specifically mention the trees, if you could see my back yard you’d be amazed nothing came down on our property) but all over Muskegon power is still out and will be for a few days, trees down and power lines down everywhere. But we were protected here and only had the minor inconvenience of being with out power for almost 12 hours. It was nothing, yet we seen many many failures on our part…..good lesson today for us. Again thank you all

        • A Michigan Boy..Im south of the 46th, and as far east as you can go, we got hit hard too with the storm, but didnt lose power, but i sure got a shit load of rain water stored off that storm.
          Nice to know you have a start of a group..thats a difficult thing to start in a low trust issue, I wish you well with it, and the job.
          if there are any south eastern lower michigan people on here..im open to the conversation

        • “got some potential good news on a job today, it is in the corp (sorry GC) but have to take it,”

          The corp is there to use as needed, until you no longer need it.

        • BJ! Thanks for sharing. I’m sure Mac will cut you some slack. I concur with GC: Use the corp as needed. Just know what it is and know how and when it bites. (…and where the “OFF” switch is!)

          But, most of all, and I see you already know that, the worst damage comes from being totally dependent on the corp., not knowing you are and not caring. You’re so way past that compared to most.

          Use the corp if you have to! I do. I work for a school corp. Its about as federal as you can get without being federal. I try my best to inject honesty and integrity into it, but, frankly, those are foreign concepts to the sheople class that inhabit our schools.

          Good luck with the new job!

      48. Also wanted to add that the job is a safety man on an excavation project in Mobile and expected to last 2-3 years…..any one in Mobile area? or on the way? Would love to stop and say hello…..except for emptyhandkiller….LoL

        I also wanted to explain the community thing vs group a little better after re reading my above post. Many people are getting into groups and they all come together at one persons retreat and there are usually guidelines, like store all your stuff there and then hope you make it there or your screwed and someone else has all your preps for example. What we were discussing is a total life change NOW!! Make the shift now to your own place, live there now and build it up and do it together with other like minded people…a community. That way when SHTF, you get up and do the same old thing you do every other day
        I hope that made a little more sense

        • BJ, for you to be able too,
          “”get up and do the same old thing you do every other day””

          You need to live that way now, meaning if you cant walk out to the electric box by the meter and flip the main off and still live the way you normally do then being with a group isn’t really gonna be much different than you have now.. it will be chaos.

          I don”t mean to sound tough or any jazz like that but in your earlier post I was reading waaaaaay to much on importance of cell phone charging and such… throw them things away, when SHTF them things will be useless and the family will be ‘jonesing’ for that addiction of wasting time talking instead of ‘actions’.

          get yourself into that place in the UP by yourself and with your family, start living the way it would be like when SHTF.. like Gods Creation say”s get your own preps for water, food, electricity and the such.. I am not really trying to down the group thing much but groups need to be the family, if anything in my humble opinion…

          anymore than family and their will be problems and arguments will ensue.. only ones I want in my group are those I can trust my life with… you won”t have this with strangers… that comes from ‘family’ and ‘lifelong friends’ who have already proven their loyalty to you and your family… I do NOT mean extended cousins and such.

          get yourself away from the city and start to live the way you see things to be in the future.. you will find ‘your group’ in the neighbors that are ALREADY there living it.

          anyway, good luck on the job with a congrats, I hope it get you to where you want to be..

          • that’s exactly what we are wanting and plan on trying to do….get up there and live that way before SHTF. As far as people beyond blood family…..I don’t think that will work. Your going to need more people to fight together than one family….at least at the size my family is. The mentioning of phones and stuff was more to the little SHTF scenarios, like storms and small catastrophes.

            Thanks for the info and encouragement 🙂

      49. Contagion has set in. Italian bonds has it.

      50. “I don’t care what the American people think.” – janet reno

        • Janet Reno did a Brillcream add.

      51. We will enjoy the good life for a few more months. July, August, Sept. Maybe even oct and nov.

        But I can hear the sounds of hoof beats.

        • I really think we have until after the election of 2012. The President wants a second term. He will prop up the economy until then. After that, it begins.

      52. you got this kinda shit going on in the most desperate of times..dont think the fuckers are out to help you in any way…they have cemented their own destiny when the SHTF..
        you all did this to yourselfs not policing your own kind..Power corrupts absofuckinlutly..keep stepping on us..and your going to light of something you cant contain


        and the Holder gun ruinning deal…have you heard they want to insitute a new law on the gun dealers?
        ..what about a law on throwing all the players Congress, Holder, Hillary..The Prez. in that deal in prison?…huh? lets get on with the court cases and the sentancing., before you bastards put any more laws on our backs ..lets see if you can play along with the laws you have for us first.!

      53. Tank you for the chance to respond. Opinions are like rectums….most creatures have one…..this is mine.

        When you take scenarios, best to worse, the reality tends to land somewhere in the middle.

        The solutions to our economic problems may or may not have been mentioned here, but the answer doesn’t really matter. Unless you are entrenched in international or nationwide business, you won’t notice most changes and if you do, there won’t be much you can do about them. I used to be a very self-important person. Thinking that my “fight” for “freedom” would be significant.

        It wasn’t. One man alone accomplishes little more, in this modern world, than being labeled a kook or put in prison. The things at work here may or may not be happening by design, and their outcome is really quite unpredictable. Change always comes…for the better or the worse, and most of us have no say-so, whatsoever, about the endgame. You can barely control the space around you, let alone the plans of governments.

        I was an activist, until I found out that 10 people in a room can’t order a pizza and agree on the toppings, especially with the in-bred “self” mentality that exists today.

        Everywhere on the net, I read “comments” to writings, like the above, smacking of revolt and so forth. OK, I’m in, BUT you go first. Sorry….I’ve met very few heroes and patriots out there. George Washington is dead. The country is HUGE. The world is DIFFERENT now. Go to a few third world countries….view the chaos and poverty. I haven’t met a selfless patriot in modern America.

        Let’s get real guys…..

        we are in a depression,

        food stamps and welfare are the soup lines of the 30’s

        AND the government doesn’t give a damn WHAT you think.

        Vote…..the pol’s get elected, get “perk’d” into corruption and the wheel goes round and round.

        Beans, bullets, Bible. That’s what works for me.

        Hold your family close. Any vet will tell you that combat is a FLUID situation. Plans go right out the window after the first shot is fired.

        BTW, the first shot was fired a long time ago.

      54. “When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion – when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing – when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors – when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you – when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice – you may know that your society is doomed: Ayn Rand – (1905 -1982) Source: Atlas Shrugged

        “Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The bankers own the earth. Take it away from them,but leave them the power to create money,and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However,take it away from them,and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear and they ought to disappear,for this would be a happier and better world to live in. But,if you wish to remain the slaves of bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery,let them continue to create money.” – Sir Josiah Stamp,Director of the Bank of England (appointed 1928) and reputed to be the 2nd wealthiest man in England at that time.

        “I have had men watching you for a long time and I am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won,you divided the profits amongst you,and when you lost,you charged it to the Bank. …You are a den of vipers and thieves.”

        —Andrew Jackson,1834,on closing the Second Bank of the United States;

        “Hold on,my friends,to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster and what has happened once in 6,000 years may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution,for if the American Constitution should fail,there will be anarchy throughout the world.” –U.S. Senator Daniel Webster


        The Financier – a novel by Theodore Dreiser.

      55. Real pizza comes from Italy with Neapolitan (Naples) buffalo mozzarella, olive oil & sauce on it.

        • Real pizza comes from the America’s. Tomatoes, goat cheese, and herbs. But somehow a country that did not have tomatoes until after 1492 is credited.

          Perhaps since their skin was not white it does not count.

      56. I’m looking forward to SHTF. It will be a blast! 😉

      57. ‘WE (tiny tim)NEED A DEAL DEAL SOON’

      58. We never got out of the recession and now are headed to a depression and it is already confirmed in the housing market.

        Can You believe President Obama telling the elderly they may not get their checks if the Repubs do not cave. I am nominating Obama for the Whopper of the year award on that lie. Congress passes a budget and the President actually decides what to pay with the money. Both parties are lieing thru their teeth on these issues but this one takes the cake.

        Whats sad is people believe this crap. I have been prepared for a long time. I suggest some of you do the same. You loose no money by buying items that you need to survie and tools you can use. When the real SHTF you must be able to produce something or you a gonna starve.

        It boggles my mind people still have their heads in the dirt!

        • Can’t believe that DK believes it.


        • Be Lied to and Conned, Be a Sheep for corporation, Be a Marine, Be chopped meat

      60. Greetings Everyone!!!
        To kevin says:
        You really have only two options with IRS.First is the Bankruptcy choice.Not great,but beats being punished for years for a bad choice in the past.Second,go down to the local office IN PERSON,hat in hand,asking to set up a repayment plan.Again,not great,but beats the third option which is the IRS seizing(if they can find them)your bank accounts,car(if paid for)house and land(if paid for,if not then a lien attached to them,NOT a good thing).If you’re broke,no job,living in a apt..THEY might be willing to “forgive” the debt.But you better have solid proof brought along(term. notice,welfare checks and papers,etc.)to achieve that rare status.If your rich or have enough $$ get a lawyer to argue and reach a settlement(and not the guys on TV,they’re just Corp.shills looking to rape you and do little or nothing).On a lighter note, at least some of my garden plants a loving the intense HOT weather we’re having here in the “middling south”.Still working on my COOASN(collection of odds and sods network).Not a disparaging term,rather a REAL LIFE group of(mostly)like minded folks I can call on,talk to and get ideas from(and get told when a idea is not so realistic).The UBER-RICH and their lackeys(see mr.G at top of page)I suspect will try to continue in the lifestyle to which they are accustomed up to last moment.This means it’s quite possible things will continue in rather haphazard slow train wreck as they try to ruin the rest of us to keep up their status quo “good life”.
        Thought for the day:According to the Bible,Noah was 500 years old when he started to build the Ark.Took him 100 years to finish.Wonder how long the current wicked world(see mr. G. and company) will continue till “the rains come”?
        Best to All
        Stay low

      61. I just got laid off yesterday as my company had to do a round of budget cuts due to bad economic circumstances. So much for the second year of the summer of recovery.


        • Hang in there Chuck. I enjoy your rants!

      62. Just in,I saw this at Blacklisted.com.You might want to pass it on to those who get SSI benefits…Obama says he cannot guarantee Social Security checks will go out on August 3.
        Lions and tigers and bears oh my!!

        • GFG: Its Bonehead John Bohner that wants to stop everyones SSI and medicare. I over heard a group of retired people talking over lunch. Folks clearly in their seventies who RELY on that check. They don’t have any other options. The Retards better plan on a backlash of retirees who VOTE if he hangs up their check.

          Also talking to a guy the other day who spent 37 years at Chrysler (since he was 17) retired with $3100/mo in retirement pay. Then it was cut to $800, now after BK he gets NOTHING! Paid into his retirement for 37 years and gets NOTHING! This man is angry and he has a gun!!!

          If the PTB do not believe that middle America is on the verge of turning their guns on them, they will be badly mistaken.

          • Think again DK or pay the difference on more taxes. Which is it bonehead? How do you balance your checkbook or pockets?

            • Slim: There are many ways to cut the budget without cutting social security or medicare for the elderly.

              The DOD budget is S700 billion without the cost of the Wars which were funded separately. Each more than a trillion dollars. Think there isn’t waste in the military buget? Think again.

              As we debate this issue US military ships are cruising the waters of the third world proving FREE health care to foreign nationals in SA, Asia, Africa, and the middle east. Should the American taxpayer fund the health care of foreigners and not those who pay and have paid their taxes all their life?

              Cut $200 billion there and tell them to finding the 8 billion “missing” in Irag.

              Illegals cost the US taxpayer more than $300 billion every year,order them out of the country. Terminate their ability to get benefits and they will go home.

              We are kicking Americans out of the houses they cannot afford, shouldn’t we kick the Illegals out of the apartments they cannot afford unless they were receiving government assistance?

              The hydrocarbon industry gets a one trillion dollar tax subsidy every year. Cut it in half or cut it all together. At $100-120 per barrel there is enough incentive to make a profit on drilling.

              Let all elected officials past and present receive the same health care and retirement that the rest of US have. They bailed out AIG because THEIR pensions were at risk through AIG.

              The rich do need to pay their fair share. 17% doesn’t get it when the rest of US are paying the brunt of the taxes.

              NO multinational corporation like GE should be able to make billions of dollars in profit without paying some taxes. Time for a flat tax where EVERYONE pays a fair amount.

              Eliminate the D of Education that is imposing multiculturalism on US and UN propaganda on OUR kids.

              The 50-60 billion a MONTH trade imbalance could and should be balanced by tariffs. 5 billion here, 10 billion there, and pretty soon you are talking about real money to the tune of 100 billion dollars every year.

              Cut the federal workforce by 20%. Cut their pensions and benefits too. We do not need “scores of officers (by the millions) eating out our substance”.

              Slim the list is endless. Time and space do not allow for more examples. I am sure you have ideas of your own.
              That is how you pay for the safety net under OUR elderly and OUR infirmed. America is a great nation that can and should help its weakest members.

              These cuts represent more than a trillion dollars in subsidies that WE pay every year.

              That BONEHEAD is how you balance the budget without doing so on the elderly or the informed. PS, I do not receive either.

          • Durango, stop using dirty scare tactics. No president should use the older people and the veterans to meet the Democrat politicians’ demands, and that is THE US MUST RAISE THE DEBT CEILING. John Bohner (R), McConnell have been fighting very hard, they need your support.

            What’s next? ONE ALL THE RESOURCES ARE GONE, then what’s next?

            In response to Durango, he said “Its Bonehead John Bohner that wants to stop everyones SSI and medicare. I over heard a group of retired people talking over lunch.”

            • Jane is alive! Look everybody, Jane is alive!!! May you grow old and poor and sick! 🙂

              You’ll sing a different tune then. There are many elderly in the US who are scrapping by on SSI. Let the government employeees take a hit first. Let the military industrial complex take a hit first. Let the memembers of Congress take a hit first.

              Let the PTB take a hit.:-)

            • Once more time by what you said you just proved to the world that you want to see this country goes down and people get sick, old and have no care. This is what you said “May you grow old and poor and sick! J”, and may the same apply to you. Im already poor, thank to you and to your cult.



              I did not want to post, because one of the reasons is I know who you guys really are, but now that you have finally come out and admitted yourself.

              You people really hate freedom of this country, and are so jealous of this country and you want to destroy its people who do not kiss your ass.

              I’m for Universal rights aka God’s given rights



            • Jane you’re an idiot, Boner and Mcconnel are shills and are working for the big offshore bankers, it is happening all over europe and its coming here, this did not just happen, it is all planned Wake up sheep before its all over

      63. Wow: 14% of the country is on foodstamps! No way to sugarcoat that one.

        • Real Number 50 Million on Stamps

      64. The American people are so screwed, were just going to sit back and let this happen. Protesting won’t do a damn thing and revolution will get us killed even though we are armed but outmatched and outgunned by the NWO’s military industrial complex.

        • Friend, …..That is a pretty provincial attitude. One that I for one don’t share with you. I have faith that our military will do the right thing when the time comes.

          “Some of the American sheeple are fucked and some need to un-fuck themselves!”

          Train, Prep, & School yourself and your family…and get ready for the coming storm.

          P.S. they just opened a new FEMA HQ in my home town. It is located in the highest point in the County with Surveillance out the ass. It is dug into the top of a hill like a big bunker! and no I ain’t bullshitting you.

          • BF, I pray that you are right about the military. I’ve trashed them in the past, not directly, but indirectly. They’ve been used as such tools for the gain of the elite, however, they have no choice. They are under dictatorial control. AT some point, they will break free and become that constitutional force that we need to break the backs of the thieves.

            Ready for the storm here.

            • You will find out that a vet is way ahead of the crowd NR.

      65. Greetings Everyone!
        Just a few thoughts….
        I just wonder why the “red tie party”(notice how they seemed to have lost the red ties as of late?how very droll!) group of the REPOCRATS in Congress are saying that “while this president is in office” they totally refuse to try to do ANYTHING about the mess the country’s in?After all “their” president Mr.W.Bush,had a VERY big part in running up the national debt in the first place(the current man in office one is slightly better,but that’s no recommendation).No new taxes?just what do they think is going to reduce the debt anyway?Do They forget the VERY REAL DEPRESSION that’s happening across the country!!??Perhaps more tax cuts for the UBER-RICH?More GOVERNMENT funding for the Coal\Oil oligarchs??Everyone in D.C. seems well educated and at least knowledgeable of the crisis.So why the lunkhead attitude?They are ALL part of the same REPOCRATE party/group!!
        I guess being rich and aspiring to be friends of the UBER-RICH allows a certain amount of “let them eat cake” mentality to be manifested across the board.A World-wide berth on the Titanic seems be the order of the day for these “people”.Only problem is that THERE ARE NO LIFEBOATS this time.Was that a bump I just felt?
        So who’s got their life jackets?
        Best to ALL

      66. God’s Creation,

        I wanted to thank you for the advice. I would’ve replied above, but the depth of replies is limited. I’ve begun reading the pdf you suggested and it’s a frickin’ gold mine.

        Again, thank you.

      67. Walmart in Coos Bay Oregon is carrying long term food storage products..just arrived here a week ago…maybe the folks at Wallyworld know more than we do about what is up?
        Wheat in buckets, a selection of meals for a month, dried vegetables, soups, and some basic meals in freeze dried nitro packed cans…even freeze dried strawberries..hmmm…

        • Check the labels closely. Is any of it grown or packed in china?

      68. We have had that in walmert here in utah for 2 years

      69. All…truly interesting…would like to speak to some
        preppers in Florida

      70. Conservative Idiot who always calls ChriShitstains Jesus Fuckers and who always complains About a Legal Procedure called Abortion says

        Get used to the USA becoming Like Nazi Germany, Hell it already is, look at the TSA sticking their hands down you pants and saying papers please, thank Raygun who started outsourcing jobs when he was Presiduce, Enjoy your Servitude Slaves of the United Slaves of America.

      71. Why don’t the banks hold diamonds?
        Right Answer: It goes in the queen’s necklace.

      72. By the way, the American people need a 100 Trillion dollar bailout..that’s with a T. And we need it now.

      73. So…. what do we do? Cash out our Roth, take the hit and pay off the house and car or try to hold out for another 2 1/2 years (age 59 1/2) to avoid the penalty and risk losing it all?

      74. What can Americans do to fight the New World Order?

        1. Turn off or throw away your T.V.
        2. Think for yourself.
        3. Question all so-called ‘Authority’
        4. Get out, and/or stay out, of debt!
        5. Use cash, trade or barter as much as possible, rather than debit cards and credit cards
        6. Get rid of grocery store ‘discount’ cards –grocery stores provide this information to insurance companies.
        7. Bank at a Credit Union, or any alternative to the ‘TBTF’ Banks, that participated in the 2008 Banker Bailout.
        8. Invest as much as you reasonably can in precious metals – especially silver.
        9. You have the right to own a firearm, to protect yourself,and your family. Read the 2nd Amendment.
        10. Buy products “Made in America”
        11. Start your own garden
        13. Meditate or pray – reduce your stress!
        14. Get exercise!
        15. Read a book (here is an excellent book recommendation: Psychological Warfare and the New World Order:The Secret War Against the American People
        http://www.amazon.com/Psychological-Warfare-New-World-Order/dp/0932367232/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310394551&sr=8-1 ) The EU/US Central Bankers have two openly declared goals: 1) Global Neo-feudalism, via debt, for Nations and Individuals, and profits for Central Bankers, & 2) Global De-population. Yet, in the MSM, there is still an argument that there are TBTF (Too-Big-To-Fail) Banks????? How stupid are people?
        16. Listen to soothing classical, jazz, ambient, or other alternative music
        17. Watch ‘Freedom to Fascism’–a film by Aaron Russo (can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUpZhhbKUBo)
        18. Watch ‘Why We Fight’–a film by Eugene Jarecki (can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…r_embedded)
        19. Watch ‘Endgame’–a film by Alex Jones (can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-CrNlilZho)
        20. Below is advice from John Perkins’ book, entitled THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE (The Truth About Economic Hit Men,Jackals,And How To Change The World), pp. 322-329.

        “AVOID SHOPPING AS ‘RETAIL THERAPY’ (Instead, jog, meditate, read, or find some other solution).
        SHOP CONSCIOUSLY – if there is something you must have, purchase items whose packaging, ingredients, and methods of production are sustainable and support life.
        PURCHASE AT CONSIGNMENT AND THRIFT STORES –where everything is recycled.
        Write letters telling Monsanto, De Beers, ExxonMobil, Adidas, Ford, GE, Coca-Cola, WALMART, and other labor exploiters and environment destroyers
        DOWNSIZE (your car, home, wardrobe) – everything in your life (and don’t buy what you don’t need)
        SUPPORT/SEND MONEY only to non-profits, radio stations, and other organizations that promote JUST causes.
        VOLUNTEER your time and energy to such organizations.
        ENCOURAGE stores to buy from local growers, producers, and suppliers.
        Shop at your LOCAL FARMERS’ MARKET
        AVOID DRINKING WATER THAT IS FLUORIDATED (only your toothpaste should have non-industrial fluoride)
        INSIST that those who use your money – banks, pensions, mutual funds, companies – make socially and environmentally responsible investments.”
        21. Invest in precious metals (especially silver).
        22. Research every company whose products or services you buy
        23. Research every organization to which you donate your hard-earned money
        24. Vote with your dollars!
        25. Watch ‘The Secret of Oz’– a film by William T. Still (can be found here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swkq2E8mswI)
        26. Get prepared for when the U.S. dollar TOTALLY COLLAPSES – You’ll need 1) Water, 2) Food, 3) Vital Medicine 4) First Aid Kit, etc.
        27. Global, non-violent, NON-COMPLIANCE is the answer, of We the Plebs, to the ‘elite’ New World Order!
        28. Find alternatives to EVERYTHING that they’ve set up, to entrap you in THEIR system.
        29. What would happen if 200 MILLION AMERICANS refused to pay their taxes, in 2012? (Just a hypothetical question)
        30. Familiarize yourself with the concept of BOYCOTT
        31. Corporate Membership in the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations):
        32. Don’t ever join a ‘secret’ society
        33. Watch ‘Global Warming or Global Governance’ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u81qXOYfKg )
        34. Educate yourself. Thomas Jefferson: “If a nation expects to be ignorant & free, in a state of civilisation, it expects what never was & never will be.”

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