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Loaded Shotgun in the Mouth of the Nation May Lead to Economic and Political Collapse In Less Than 24 Months

Mac Slavo
January 3rd, 2011
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2010 saw the United States government close with a deficit of $1.714 trillion, about $100 billion higher than 2009’s $1.612 trillion. In recent weeks we’ve heard calls to further extend the debt ceiling, and we’re not sure just yet whether or not Congress is going to allow the government to break a new deficit record in 2011.

Karl Denninger warns Congress that any extension of the debt ceiling will have serious and irreversible consequences:

Further, the true GDP rate for the last 12 months is in fact -7.31%.  We now have a cumulative decline in GDP built into the economy of approximately 30% that must be absorbed.  If you attempt to continue this path much further, it won’t be a decline that we will be dealing with, it will be an all-on collapse.

I know 30% sounds outrageously large – and beyond the nation’s ability to absorb.  It cannot be absorbed without severe pain.  But if we do not take that pain, force the bad debt into the open that is causing this and clear it – irrespective of whether we want to or not, the result will be political and economic collapse.

Let me be clear: If you extend the debt ceiling and by doing so allow deficits of this sort to continue for another year, say much less two, you will have placed a loaded shotgun in the mouth of this nation and pulled the trigger.

It will go off, and you will splatter this nations’ economic and political system all over the wall.

Promises at this point are three years old and have been proved lies.

Simply put, you must act now and shut off spending you cannot fund.

I fully understand that in order to address this problem both The House and Senate will have to do very unpopular things.  Nonetheless, you are duty-bound by your oath of office to do so.

No promises to “do something about it tomorrow.” We’ve heard about that now for three years.  The time for political stunts and showmanship is over.  This is a real issue, it is a real national crisis, and if you don’t do something about it you’ll be lucky to get through 2011 before it blows up.

The sledgehammer is coming down and there’s no way out. We either make massive cuts to government spending and borrowing on the local, state and federal levels, or the whole system is at risk of terminal failure.

While the perceptions of the electorate can be controlled for a time through media manipulation, government statistics, empty promises and fuzzy math, eventually we will be faced with the fact that 1+1 = 2.

According to Karl Denninger, Congress can either take action right now, in the next few weeks and months, or the reality of the problem will be evident by the end of 2011.

All those who believe Congress, the Federal Reserve, the US Treasury and the powers that be will do the right thing and take the pain now step forward.

If you didn’t take a step, then we recommend you get ready for all economic hell to break loose.

If you have yet to make the effort to be prepared, now would be a good time.

Invest in hard assets for protection as we discussed in our articles Wealth Preservation, Investing, and Prepping for Hard Times and Buy Commodities at Today’s Lower Prices, Consume at Tomorrow’s Higher Prices:

If you are a prepper, for example, who is already stocking essentials foods and goods, you’re way ahead of the game. As commodity prices continue to rise for a variety of reasons, your “investment” is paying off in real terms. Buy 10 pounds of rice today for $10, and when that same bag of rice goes to $20 a year or two from now, you can say you earned a 100% return on your investment! And the great thing about your investment, is you don’t have any counter party risk, for the most part, meaning that you own the physical good and it is in your possession — you take delivery at any time!

This is a strategy we outlined in 2010 in the aforementioned articles, and it remains timely as we face the threat of a collapsing economy and the possibility of a completely worthless U.S. dollar. We’ve since seen a major rise in commodity prices, which have yet to be reflected on store shelves, but be assured that it’s coming soon (we’re already starting to see significant movement at the gas pumps).

Perhaps we’ll be lucky and our benevolent leaders will be able to kick the can down the road for several years longer. But what if they aren’t successful? Do you know what money is when the system collapses?

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Author: Mac Slavo
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Date: January 3rd, 2011
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  1. Justin says:

    Your asking our Govt to be responsible? It is a forgone conclusion that they will raise the debt ceiling. They are addicts, they cant stop spending.

  2. Randy says:

    It truly is sad that so many people live in denial.  “That won’t happen here,” they say.  Still, if the majority of Americans didn’t have their head up their a**, America probably wouldn’t be in this situation now.  Just my opinion…

  3. mushroom says:

    who is this denninger that he knows more than our congressmen and the harvard white house advisors. america has the economic and military might to continue deficit spending well into the future. if our creditor nations don”t understand this then perhaps a few drone flights over their government buildings at high noon would demonstrate the economic might of america.

    god bless america and god bless our harvard whitehouse advisors who have made american into the world’s foremost country. america is so strong that we can pay our debts whenever we want or delay paying our debts for as long as we want.

  4. I have been letting friends know what is coming….the ones that will listen that is…..

    My wife was reading about AB962 that just went into effect here in Californistan. After Feb 1 we can no longer buy ammo over the internet so she told me to stock up now…..what a wife.

    She has also come around to understanding my prepping…she now buys extra canned food every time she goes to the store.

    She doesn’t even complain about the silver anymore….

    Better to be ready and not need anything than to be the other way round.

  5. greaseman says:

    Comments….           I’m  glad you have so much faith in our Harvard trained leaders.  Maybe you won’t have to spend to many of your crisp ten dollar bills when it all falls apart.
          I think our leaders will do what they are told by the real rulers of this country–the elite banksters.  We should not expect anything different.   While they approve new austerity measures and tell us we must “share” the pain, they experience no pain or loss of income. For them, it’s a rosy existance as long as they “play ball”.
         Just remember what hapened to JFK, as he tried to lift the vail of secrecy, and make the government more of what it was supposed to be constitutionally obligated to do.  No one is to big to silence.  That’s why nothing will change untill it is forced to change by natural economic forces that will eventually play out. 
          The powers that be continue  to run things like they have been going, but the rest of the nation doesn’t have their own printing press, and must abide by more realistic restraints. City after city, town after town state after state , will eventually fall, as some are prevented by law from going into further debt to fund programs.   We have truly reached the end of the road.  The audacity, and shear denial of our officials at local and state levels to admit that they are broke, continues to amaze me.  They just keep spending money they don’t have, in the hopes of a bailout, that’s not going to come.
          Enjoy your entitlement now, as you don;t have much longer to enjoy it.   Those of us near social security benefit age might as well get used to lower benefits, and higher taxes to pay for these exstravagant (sarcasm) benefits we are about to receive.  We are about to enter an era when we will realize one and all, that nothing will ever be the same again.  We have talked about it, and now the reality will soon set in.  2011 will be remembered as the year that it all falls apart, and next year, we will get to live the misery for what we practice for this year.
          I plan to trade as many crisp ten dollar bills as I can, for whatever silver it will buy.   Good luck.

  6. the guy says:

    I stock silver and a big pantry.  when it all collapses…I’ll buy country land with my metal and go off the grid.  Fuck my folks and their RV.  They inherited wealth and are pissing it all away.  No thought to the grand kids.  Cancer to them both the selfish boomer pricks.

  7. Mike F. says:

    Mushhead,  people are going to burn your crisp uncirculated $10 bills and wipe their ass with you, idiot…

    Mike

  8. Mike F. says:

    Denninger has run companies and is brilliant.  He is from the REAL WORLD and knows what it takes to run a sucessfull business.  All of Obama’s Harvard trained Kenyesian chimps could not run a banana stand and make a profit.  Too bad they are toying with the WHOLE FUCKING US Econony and LOSING the battle.  These Harvard idiots advisors pretty much have  NOT HAD A REAL JOB IN THE REAL WORLD and are govt. bearocrat bloodsucking leaches like most the beaurocrats are.  These fucking morons are not playing with small amounts of Monopoloy money any more, they are destroying the very fabric of our economy piece by piece-day by day.  IF Karl Denninger and the Zero Hedge guy would be advising O’DIPSHIT, they would pull us out of this tar pit within two years.  Two more years of Obama’s ignorance and deficit spending WILL COLLAPSE THIS ONCE GREAT COUNTRY- and FUCK George Bush too, for starting this mess to begin with. 

    Mike

  9. Randy says:

    Harvard White House Advisors???  Most know that those who can’t, teach…  as far as surrounding the president…  how about ’60’s communist terrorists…  Bill Aires now wearing a suit… my goodness…  impressive…

  10. sanityjones says:

    Good, yes that’s right……….GOOD. Blow it all over creation. There is not a political or economic solution for this mess; the only way out is through the pain of complete collapse. Do your part to help speed up the process. Vote for politicians who spend fiat dollars faster than they can be printed. Vote yes on bridges to nowhere, pork barrel spending. QE 2,3,4,5,6,7, entitlements, Free EVERYTHING. Stop voting in POLITICIANS who will try to solve these issues through backscratching and bullshit. Nothing changed in the last election, those who believe otherwise are helping to kick the can and don’t even realize it.

  11. Crackpot History says:

    The sun controls all of earths weather, not carbon emissions and farting cattle.  

    Oil controls the earths economies, not debt, debt is an asset on the debtors ledger and can be defaulted entirely overnight without reprisals.  

    Peak oil occurred back in 2007.  Production has been in decline and shall forever be.  The only way oil prices will fall again is when demand also decreases. 

    Oil = Jobs = Food = Everything Tangible.  These are all on decline from now on. 

    $150 oil then $250 oil, etc and never decreasing, jobs will go away worldwide, cash will be king. 

    Your gold silver will become worthless in as little as a few weeks as you will have no buyers and all sellers, your shorts will cover then as you sell them $5 oz gold and 10 cent silver.  

    Your stock market will become worthless when there are no more sales because 99% of the people will have little cash and absolutely no credit.  Cash baby!!

    Like in April of 2000, today’s gold and silver blindness, there were 99.999% of the buyers believed the NASDAQ would keep going higher and higher, to 10,000, to 25,000 ….  LOL

  12. JonMikeJones says:

    “kick the can”, that was sold as scrap metal a long time ago!  We can’t even buy a used can now!

  13. Goldenfoxx says:

    Comments…..

    mushroom
    who is this denninger that he knows more than our congressmen and the harvard white house advisors. america has the economic and military might to continue deficit spending well into the future. if our creditor nations don”t understand this then perhaps a few drone flights over their government buildings at high noon would demonstrate the economic might of america.
    god bless america and god bless our harvard whitehouse advisors who have made american into the world’s foremost country. america is so strong that we can pay our debts whenever we want or delay paying our debts for as long as we want.

    ———————————
    He knows because he voted for Obama!  Yes that’s right but he has deleted all knowledge of it on his site. But it’s been posted other places to preserve history.

    :denninger supported ron paul??

    He voted for Obama.
    Quote:
    But I cannot vote for a man who has, through his pubic actions and pronouncements, supports slavery of every taxpayer in America, the children and the unborn – no matter what other positions he holds that I agree with.

    For the first time in my adult life, tomorrow I will cast a vote for a Democrat – Barack Obama – and I strongly urge others to do so as well.

    Slavery was supposed to end in the United States with the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22nd, 1862.

    Someone forgot to tell John McCain.

    http://market-ticker.denninger.net/archives/645-Before-You-Vote,-Read-This.html
    ———————————————–

    Be careful…..not all that glitters is gold.

  14. JANE says:

    Oh I think I know why, as Rush Limbaugh and Johnny silver Bear said, politicians often advocate free programs so they become popular and people will vote for them; instead of spending their own money to campaign. 

    Taxpayers are the ones that end up paying for these programs all these years since Franklin D. Roosevelt. 

    But the problem is not everybody is qualified to receive the free program benefits (have you?) unless you have 5 kids or  whatever…

  15. JANE says:

    Republicans and Bush can not possible eliminate all Democrat programs, because they call them RACIST and the media targets anyone who tries to stop the Fed’s programs.

  16. Anonymous says:

    All those here who believe Congress, the Federal Reserve, the US Treasury and the powers that be will do the wrong thing and that the common smuck will take the pain later, one step back.
    Which one of you guys wants to be a smuck?
    [to Pinkley]
    Major John Reisman: Pinkley?
    Pinkley: What kind of smuck, sir?
    Major John Reisman: Just a plain, ordinary, every day, home-lovin’ American smuck.
    Pinkley: I’d rather be a prepper & stacker, sir.
     

  17. stan says:

    Harvard trained huh?   That is funny.  You could take all the educated fools that Harvard produces and put them together and take their brains and place them in a thimble. 

    And there would still be some room left in the thimble.  

  18. rachel says:

    when people realize we are heading right into a mini ice age in less than 2 years that’s when all hell breaks loose. I think 2013 will be a chilly year over all.

  19. We shall see. It was supposed to fall apart in 2009, then in 2010, now 2011. It will fall apart, but when? Reset has to occur eventually.

    7 years ago I had a guy that swore the dollar was dead and that peak oil was going to wipe out the world. I didn’t believe him. I told him that it would eventually but he was way, way, way ahead of his time. Now, when we are much closer to the real collapse, he doesn’t even care and goes about life like a butterfly, not even storing an extra can of food.

    Look, its GONNA HAPPEN. But, don’t get so panicky. Its is not as bad as it seems and it won’t come as quick as you think. (…at least from experience, I’ve seen this.) But! That is no excuse not to follow the 6GCSP – The 6 Gs Chaos Survival Plan. It will give you peace of mind, insure a much higher level of comfort during any collapse and offer some financial advantages.

    1 – God – Be spiritually and psychologically prepared.
    2 – Guts – Have the intestinal fortitude to deal with the problems.
    3 – Guns – Got security? If not, you’re toast.
    4 – Groceries – If you can’t eat and drink, what will you do?
    5 – Gasoline – You need energy. Efficient locomotion and heat are essential.
    6 – Gold – If you have any wealth now, preserve some of it in tangible gold or silver bullion that YOU HOLD.

    It must be a balanced plan. Going crazy one one or two things above is a deal breaker. You must invest your money and yourself in ALL OF THOSE THINGS. You must invest time, money and thought into these things.

    Personally, I’ve done it. I do not preach what I don’t practice. I started in 2006, purely by accident. Well, not purely by accident. I’ve had good advisers. Mac Slavo – https://www.shtfplan.com, Giordano Bruno – http://neithercorp.us, Jack Spirko – http://thesurvivalpodcast.com had all influenced me.

    I’m now in steering mode, adjusting this and that depending on what I see that I need. A little more ammo or a little more fuel or a little more rice, whatever. …and it is not too late for you to start TODAY.

    All it takes is a plan and to start with it doesn’t have to be all that complex. Dedicate a dollar amount per pay to your preps. I started out telling my wife to buy $5 of extra canned goods on her weekly grocery store jaunts. As that built up, I started spending more. 

    Take a look: http://picasaweb.google.com/NtRngr/Prepping# 

    Its taken me two years to get here. It could take you less time if you put more money into it or you could do less. Just remember: You may not be the only one you’re prepping for! Will you really let your friends and neighbors starve? Really?

  20. sittinguy says:

    Mushroom,,, so what your saying is that if a country deciedes to not fund our economy by buying our debt, we should fly drones over them and threaten them into funding the elites.
    Damb you should run for President.

    Jackass

  21. gangster says:

    let it crash! We are but a speck in the universe and a picosecond in time.

  22. laura says:

    To: the guy and others:  I’m a retired BB.   Parents owe their grown kids zero; yes my folks wasted money too (my inlaws didn’t and left us a chunk) They supported useless patriot org and 501 phony churches, and poor money mngt.  I don’t give a dime to patriot groups, they are only a business and produce no results ever!  We do help local charities only, group homes with food and  other material needs.  All hope is gone for America; On Prepping:  do in moderation…some preppers I know are dead and buried, leaving it all to be sold or thrown away by spouses, kids, etc.  Live for self/family and form small support groups. And when the time comes, back and help Oath Keepers with supplies without joining any thing.

  23. Goldenfoxx says:

    Comments….. stan said:

    Harvard trained huh?   That is funny.  You could take all the educated fools that Harvard produces and put them together and take their brains and place them in a thimble.
    And there would still be some room left in the thimble.
    ————————————
    I wish we had the capability of posting pictures here.  I have the perfect one if I could.  This is what politicians really think of the citizens of the USA.
     
    http://www.you-can-be-funny.com/Politicians-Flipping-The-Bird.html

  24. Tony says:

    Nobody will be using their stored food for profit, they will be using it to survive. We are about 10-15 months away from the collapse.

  25. JoeHiddenPrepper says:

    NetRanger…question for you.  I have done all you have stated, although I have not filled the safe with $1 coins.  What is the purpose behind $1 coins in the preps.  I have 1000 – $1 paper bills in an ammo can. 

  26. Mardochee Augustin says:

    America is heading towards the path of Pakistan. High inflation,bankrupt central power,continuing big defense spending despite they are bankrupt ,high poverty in urban ares,high crime in cities,sections of the nation under the control of paramilitary militias,and high distrust of the govt that will lead towards collapse. many say martial law,others say mad max. I think it will be the combination of both. Areas of the south and Midwest and west will not be under the control of the govt. And areas under govt will have Martial Law but very high crime.These areas have high gun ownership and the local sheriffs hate the Federal govt.

  27. Steve says:

    I’m sorry, but with the huge tangible financial problems we are having right now that are leaving us on the verge of collapse I can’t but cringe when someone mentions that their biggest concern is the coming ice age.  I think I must have missed reading in Revelation that 1/3 of the people freeze to death.  Go buy a coat and focus on what’s in front of us at the moment.  I think the preps are basically the same unless you want to move to Mexico.  If so, then good luck with that.  It’s just…….how can you ignore what right here already on our doorstep?  It makes you look stupid.  Just saying…….

  28. GMAFB says:

    Quick, pull the trigger…but shoot musheadroom first!

    GMAFB – still no apologies extended!

  29. Yeah, screw revelation:  If I recall, the big boss said the king would
    return in that generation (2000 years ago?),  but alas, even he
    was wrong……………….the king was a no-show then, too.

  30. Anonymous says:

    I don’t have any snow chains.  Do you have any snow chains?  Where do I get snow chains for my Smart Car?  At least the seats are heated…..

  31. Goldenfoxx says:

    Comments…..Anonymous

    I don’t have any snow chains.  Do you have any snow chains?  Where do I get snow chains for my Smart Car?  At least the seats are heated…..
    ————————————–

    Carry snow shoes.  Pick up your smart car and carry it on your shoulders.  It will be good exercise. You might even be able to balance it on your head.  Good luck!  LOL!

  32. anonymous6.8 says:

    Several prepper sites have discussed what our duty to be charitable toward the unprepared may be. Suppose someone in whose face I have gotten scores of times over several years, exercising their free will, elects to ignore the whole thing. Suppose someone who wouldn’t tear themselves away from that all important football game to take 2 minutes to read a printout shows up at my door?

    I have gotten in your face 64 times over 2 years. Burned out a ream of paper and several print cartridges printing things out for your benefit. American Idle or the 3rd-and-goal was more important.

    There’s a complementary question.

    I am trying to form a survival team of 10 or 12 people all of whom share the survival mindset. All of whom bring useful skills and some of their own supplies. Suppose we have prepared to survive for 3 years. Then 20 couldn’t-be-bothered grasshoppers show up at our door. “Cherished neighbor, old pal, brother-in-law … until this morning I thought you were crazy. But there’s no light and no heat. No municipal water. We’re out of food. We’re getting hungry, Hey buddy, let us in.”

    Based on what ethics am I/are we supposed to sacrifice our survival, cut our chances by two-thirds, to relieve the sheeple of the consequences of their free will?

    The neighbor, relative or friend who chooses to ignore reality, who just can’t be bothered to look or listen, who refuses to Think For Himself, made his choice. I”m not sacrificing my survival for theirs. They made their choice. Let them face the consequences.  I will be as charitable as I can afford to  be.

    But I am not sacrificing my survival for theirs. If it requires a shotgun to encourage their departure then so be it.

  33. laura says:

    anonymous 6.8 and others:  If you keep your mouths shut and MYOB about prepping, people wouldn’t show up at your place when it crashes..keep with like minded folks, and be low key.  Any idiot that blabs his biz deserves to be “raided”  only a fool runs their mouth. I  gave up yrs ago trying to tell others what they should do.  Older and wiser.

  34. greaseman says:

    Comments…..   @ Laura.
     Sadly to say, you are correct.  I have grown weary of trying to convince some people, mostly relatives, into payingattention to what’s coming.  Now, I might bring up the subject, but it will be in a third person type of discussion.  Lately, I have tried to appeal to the money side of issues, and tell a couple friends to buy silver.  They are just not interested, and i don’t push it.   Later this year, when inflation really gets kicking, they will look at the dimenishing buying power of the dollar, and wish they would have listened.
          Other than grown children that I know I will help no mattter what, I mind my own business, and just keep plugging away at preps.
          Trying to figure time frames of collapse will wear you out.  Any delay in problems is more prep time, and also allows me time to buy more metals.\
           I would like for someone to give  me some crisp ten dollar bills though.  When I have about three of them, I can buy another ounce of silver.

  35. Mike L says:

    Wow I’ve been crazy busy.  See there are some replies to my previous posts, hopefully tomorrow I can get to them.

    @greaseman – You are correct.  Trying to pick a date for anything like this is just setting yourself up for failure and a bit of embarrassment (if you get embarrassed that is).  If you say anything other then, “in the  future”.

  36. Jorge Cienfuegos says:

    The hilarious thing is, all this crap is imaginary — it’s a billion people deciding there is going to be a disaster. Money isn’t anything real anymore, it’s an amalgamation for fear, greed and belief. The only reason there’s an economic collapse is because people say there’s an economic collapse. Meanwhile, no one’s going without 99 -cent hamburgers or fresh water, or even clean laundry. Everybody is panicked for ZERO reason.

  37. @JoeHidden…..

    The $1 coins are simply worth something. Much more than the $1 bills. At one point someone said that the coins are issued by the treasury and not by the fed. So, I’ve been using them ALOT. Not sure if its really true. Gotta buy lunch with something so I keep them around. If nothing else, I just like them. Reminds me that they could be gold or silver, even though they are not.

  38. JoeHiddenPrepper says:

    NetRanger…Thanks!  I never thought of that!  Excellent idea!

  39. Tom says:

    I see today that the dollar coin is worth 7.5 cents.  Not sure how much it cost to make, probably over 10 cents.  I have only received two in my retail business.  It kind of reminds me of those commercials that advertize 24 clad plated buffalo coins, limit 5, call NOW!  I wonder if the gov. will want to charge capital gains on nickels some day down the road like they want to on ASE’s or AGE’s?  Does anybody here have any steel pennies or silver nickels?  I have a zip lock bag of each just for grins.  I still fish out the all copper pennies ever week. 

  40. Steve says:

    Max Hardwood ,  it seems like you like most people see what they want to see.  You and Oprah see something in the bible that doesn’t make sense at the time and are decide that it’s all crap……well most people want it to be untrue so they can do what you want without feeling guilt or conflicted.  Now I believe it’s real even thought I don’t understand everything and that’s called faith and realizing that it’s common sense that I wouldn’t understand everthing in the bible considering context, cultural and language issues.  Regarding the scripture you mentioned, I had the same concern about it and would suspect that the original word for generation may really mean something a little different.  I’m going to look into it.  You know, I think it actually requires more faith to believe that the bible isn’t true.  Good luck with that.  You have to make up a lot of stuff to explain everything and at the end of the day you believe that you are just a cosmic accident.  How depressing.

  41. Chris C. says:

    First, god bless mushroom.

    the guy, I had to laugh. I thought you were talking about my parents at one point.

    Denninger may be brilliant, but he’s been calling for full-fledged collapse for a few years now. Come to think of it, so has Gerald Celente and a few others. So where is it now? I have no idea. But I think it’s already started. I just think too few people are able to see it. Kind of reminds me of the movie with Roddy Piper who saw the alien signs like “Obey” when he put on the special glasses. No one believed him either, until it was too late.

  42. I believe that James Kunstler hit it on the head.
    Most people are not prepared for more than a few days of anything.  Many live paycheck to paycheck or are living from hand to mouth. When the shit hits the fan, too bad. This is the cost of apathy. 

    “We’ve turned into this nation of overfed clowns, riding around in clown cars, eating clown food, watching clown shows. We’ve become a nation of cringing, craven fuckups.”  James Howard Kunstler, author of “The Long Emergency”

  43. Amber says:

     Steve & Max Hardwood
    Max wrote “If I recall, the big boss said the king would
    return in that generation (2000 years ago?),  but alas, even he
    was wrong……………….the king was a no-show then, too.”

    That generation?  You mean in the book of Matthew, the Olivet Discourse, when Jesus was describing the signs of the end of the times for his Jewish audience?  Guess what, he was not talking about the generation of his audience sitting there with him.  He was talking about the generation of those who were being born at the time the warning signs started to take place, the generation being born when God gathered Israel back to her own land.  That was 1948.  After centuries of no homeland.  Hmmm… that generation is sure growing old.  Hindsight will be 20/20 regarding prophecies.  One thing we know is that the prophecies, when fulfilled, are very accurately fulfilled.  So indeed, this one will be too.

  44. John says:

    Amber youre dead wrong.
    Many American Christians today believe we are living in the “endtimes”.  Reading the Bible, it becomes clear that Christians felt the same way 2,000 years ago. Many biblical passages promise that Jesus
    will return within the lifetimes of the current generation. Two
    millennia and countless generations later, we’re still waiting
    (assuming that there ever was a first coming and that Jesus is not a
    completely mythological character). Today’s doomsday criers are nothing new.
    The Bible makes many false promises that Jesus will return “very
    soon” or, in most cases, within the lifetimes of the authors (bold
    emphasis added):
    Matthew 10:23 …verily I say unto you, Ye shall not
    have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man
    be come.
    Matthew 16:28 Verily I say unto you, There be some
    standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they
    see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
    Matthew 23:36 Verily I say unto you, All these things
    shall come upon this generation.
    Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be
    preached in all the world for a witness unto all
    nations; and then shall the end come.
    Matthew 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation
    shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
    Matthew 26:64 …I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye
    see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power,
    and coming in the clouds of heaven (this verse he actually told caiphais the high priest he would see the end times right after jesus’ execution a huge dagger in the were in the end times nonsense crowd like u)
    John 5:25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is
    coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the
    voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
    Romans 13:11-12 And that, knowing the time, that
    now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is
    our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night
    is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off
    the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of
    light
    Romans 16:20 And the God of peace shall bruise
    Satan under your feet shortly…
    First Corinthians 7:29 But this I say, brethren, the
    time is short…
    happened unto them for ensamples: and they are
    written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of
    the world are come.
    First Corinthians 15:51-52 Behold, I shew you a
    mystery; We shall not all sleep [die], but we shall all
    be changed,
    Philippians 4:5 Let your moderation be known unto all
    men. The Lord is at hand.
    Second Thessalonians 2:2 …the day of Christ is at
    hand.
    Hebrews 10:37 For yet a little while, and he that shall
    come will come, and will not tarry.
    James 5:8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for
    the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
    First Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be
    ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
    First John 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and
    as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now
    are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is
    the last time.
    First John 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that
    Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this
    is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that
    it should come; and even now already is it in the
    world.
    Revelation 1:3 …the time is at hand.
    Revelation 3:11 Behold, I come quickly…
    Revelation 22:7 Behold, I come quickly…
    Revelation 22:12 And, behold, I come quickly…
    Revelation 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith,
    Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord
    Jesus.
    The time is near? Coming soon? Jesus is coming quickly? He will
    come within the disciple’s lifetimes? He will come before they’ve
    gone over all the cities of Israel? The day of the Lord is at hand? All
    this was written 2,000 years ago and we’re still waiting.
    Perhaps the most dramatic prediction of Jesus’ second coming is
    Paul’s description of the “rapture” :
    First Thessalonians 4:15-17 For this we say unto you
    by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and
    remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent
    them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall
    descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the
    archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in
    Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and
    remain shall be caught up together with them in the
    clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we
    ever be with the Lord.
    Note that Paul uses the pronoun “we”. He, like many other Christians
    at the time, apparently believed that he would be among the faithful
    who would be raptured up to see Jesus in the clouds (another
    reference to the old belief that Heaven and God were in the sky).
    Two thousand years later, he’s long dead and many Fundamentalist
    Christians still believe that the rapture is just around the corner. Since
    the rapture didn’t occur within Paul’s lifetime, it too is a false
    prophecy.

  45. REB says:

    3 knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, 4 and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.”

    Now dont you fret it none…he is right on time!
     

  46. Hard Words says:

    This is going to be a hard pill to swallow, but.. This problem isn’t unique to the USA, this is a global problem.. The banks are doing this, a small percentage, yes, less than 1% of the world is responsible for the lack of stability of our world society.. If not them, though, then someone else..

    There’s an easy way to fix this, and that crazy Bastard, Jared Loughner, knew it.. We need to burn our money, and create a new currency.. One that the Fed has no control over. The debt only exists if we accept it.

    Of course, humans are batsh*t reeturded and they’re probably going to riot, steal from eachother, and commit a bunch of murder before they figure it out.