Thriving In The New Economy: “A Phenomenal Way Of Creating Wealth”

by | May 27, 2014 | Headline News | 167 comments

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    As the global economy runs headfirst into potential calamity the majority of people will find themselves living in a world where once booming job markets get wiped out, incomes dwindle, and our dollars buy less and less on an annual basis. In times like these it’s critical to look at historical factors, as well as those individuals who have successfully navigated troubled waters before, to give us guidance and insight on how to tackle the challenges of an uncertain future.

    Chief Executive Officer Amir Adnani, who heads gold mining company Brazil Resources and one of America’s only uranium mining firms Uranium Energy Corp., joins Future Money Trends to discuss how he’s thrived in an environment where others have failed en masse.

    Moreover, as investors the world over get jittery about underlying economic fundamentals and company financials, Amir explains how one asset sphere will come out on top again, just as it has done for hundreds of years (and he’s not just talking about gold).

    Learning from those who do, as opposed to the economists who simply theorize or teach, has been a stepping stone to success for centuries. Amir Adnani is one of the doers and your time is will be well spent listening to his approach to business, how he invests in the people and teams that drive innovation, what he looks for in terms of government and business climates, and how to handle crisis-driven environments.

    (Watch at Future Money Trends)

    Whether you are an investor with retirement savings in IRA’s, 401k’s or cash, or you’re simply trying to understand the trends that will dominate the future, focusing on natural resources is a long-term winner, especially during times of economic malaise. No matter how bad things get people will always need essential resources. Precious metals as a mechanism of exchange, coal and rare earth minerals for energy production, and food for consumption.

    I think that the natural resource business and the natural resource sector really is a phenomenal way of creating wealth and making money in the sense that this is one of the oldest industries in the world.

    This is an industry that we’re always going to need. We’re always going to need the raw material and goods that the mining industry produces.

    This is an industry that has thrived for years and one that will thrive well into the future, so long as the human race still exists on this planet.

    As a CEO Amir Adnani likely looks at the resource sector from the perspective of a manager and investor, but keep in mind that anyone with the desire to do so can take advantage of this trend.

    • Those who want to invest into resource companies and mining firms can do so directly via their personal portfolios, and this is a strategy that will not only preserve wealth, but create it over the course of the next several decades as global demand accelerates with the up and coming middle class in China and other BRIC nations.
    • The business-minded can take advantage of such trends as well by creating their own resource-based business. That includes investing in resource projects directly, or even considering peripheral industries. As an example, during the California gold rush of 1849 one of the most thriving businesses wasn’t just gold mining and panning. The entrepreneurs of the day made very good lives for themselves and their families by selling the tools the miners needed – shovels, pick axes, wheel barrows, and panning equipment. Opportunity is all around for those willing to explore the possibilities.
    • Individuals who don’t necessarily have the desire or ability to invest or start their own businesses because of their own personal preferences or circumstances can still take advantage of this trend. As an example, had you stockpiled bulk foodstuffs like rice, beans and dried fruit five years ago and stored them properly, you’d actually be saving money today because you would have purchased those goods at lower prices and you’d be consuming them at today’s inflated price increases. This trend will continue, making it possible for just about anyone to take advantage of it. Whether you are buying gold, silver, food commodities, or developing personal energy production capacity on your own property, you can stay ahead of increased prices by simply looking at what you use and stocking up on those items beforehand.

    Throughout human history wars have been fought over resources. This is the motivating factor behind many geo-political events happening right now in the middle east, Europe, North Africa, Russia, China and the United States. Human civilization depends on the availability of these absolutely essential commodities. As such, this is the sector that will continue to thrive even when other modern industries fall apart.



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      1. what used to be a possible risk is now a crap shoot because there are not any rules like there used to be in investing!
        it has always been a calculated risk but now everything is not what it used to be, i don’t think anything is a “SURE BET” anymore, take your best shot and go for it is all you can do!

        • As soon as the legal marijuana industry
          takes hold country wide there will be
          great opportunity to get in on the ground
          floor in stocks of these startup companies.

          No matter what one’s feelings are on the
          subject, it’s going to become a legitimate
          enterprise larger than Big Tobacco and is
          going to make those with foresight very rich.

          • Defiant says:

            “As soon as the legal marijuana industry takes hold country wide there will be great opportunity to get in on the ground floor in stocks of these startup companies.”

            I don’t think so… Why would anyone “buy” when they can “grow?”

            Q: If you could grow a Twinkie yourself, would you buy one at Walmart???


            • YMWW

              Why would anyone buy cigarettes
              when they can grow tobacco?

              Why do people buy twinkies at
              Walmart when the can bake their

              Why does anyone pay for anything
              when they can do it themselves?

              Maybe they don’t read SHTF and
              know the benefits and satisfaction
              of prepping and doing for themselves,
              let alone depend on a tenuous system
              that could collapse at any time.

              I don’t know much about human nature,
              I only know what works for me.

              • why would anyone buy a twinkie? Period!

                • Beats the heck out of me, Wrong.
                  I don’t understand people anymore.

                  I’m beginning to believe if they
                  weren’t brought up in a poor
                  environment and had to work their
                  butt off for every little thing
                  they had, they think the only way
                  something can be obtained is from
                  a store.

                  • We stopped going out to eat years ago because of the cost for some crap they get from some giant delivery truck. We have friends that eat out 4 or 5 times a week. Granted, there are probably some tasty meals you could get at some of the local restaurants but for half the cost or more you can cook it at home. Plus you don’t have to pay for the damn gas to get there. Some friends took us out a couple weeks ago for brunch. Nasty! Lost of choices, sure, but it taste like shit. Our eggs are never more than a couple days old. The scrambled eggs we had there were an insult to chickens. The waffles were straight from a box and the syrup was the fake crap. On and on…. I work hard for the money I do have. I sure don’t want to piss it away on that junk. We were in the co-op on Saturday. One little plastic filled container filled with some chicken salad was 7.50! WTF? It was hardly enough for one lousy sandwich. I like the idea of the co-op but who the hell can afford to shop there. We bought a couple 70% chocolate bars that were on sale and left. Food has gotten way expensive. We spend less than 50 bucks a week on groceries for three of us and we eat better than most.

                  • I was picking up a new kitchen faucet set

                    at Home Depot to install for my daughter,

                    that Moore Mechanical wanted 150 bucks to

                    install. What bull shit!

                    Anyway, when I was leaving the store, I

                    asked the hot dog vendor in the lobby

                    the price for a dog. When he said $3.25

                    I damned near fell down.

                  • @Defiant: The reason the hot dogs cost that much is because the dude knows the type of person who goes in and out of the store… idiots willing to pay way too much for stuff.

                  • China is contracting. the Resource sector is collapsing as it always does prior to a downturn. Any stock salesman that wants to talk about your IRA or 401k is there to rob you. Shoot first ask questions later.

                    Buy the physical metal. Shoot salesmen.

                    Resource stocks enrich the corporate insiders who take large salaries, warrants options, and stock bonus’. That represents YOUR equity! 🙁

                • to have twinkie breath, what else

                • reply to wrong:to have twinkie breath, what else

              • “Why would anyone buy cigarettes
                when they can grow tobacco?”

                I get your point, but, well…

                Growing/harvesting Marijuana takes little-to-no skill. Drying it is even easier to do (my in-laws have a license, and he loves to discuss the ins-and-outs of cultivation, growing, various species, etc.) In a weed-friendly state (e.g. the entire effing west coast north of Sacramento), the DEA will generally leave you alone and it’s very lightly regulated by the state (unless you’re growing literal acres of the stuff, selling it in Oregon, or otherwise being stupid about it).

                Growing/harvesting tobacco on the other hand is a screaming bitch. I know because I’ve tried it – the seeds are touchy as to where they’ll grow, you have to harvest it at exactly the right time, drying it properly takes months in conditions that are fairly tightly controlled (else you get powder or moldy yuck), and oh yeah – it’s regulated hella tightly by the BATF (guess what the “T” stands for in that acronym?)

                That said, I damned well WILL grow tobacco post-SHTF, because its barter value will be effing stupendous – if not for smoking, then as a top-notch pesticide. No, you won’t know where and how I’ll grow and cure it, but I assure you that it will be grown and cured properly.

                PS: Screw twinkies – they never tasted the same since sometime in the mid-1990s.

                • Odd,law allows a 100 plants for personal use of tobacco,yes,tis a pain to get started so try a fluorescent type grow light to get em going and move to bigger pots.I have a friend who has grow in the North East succesfully for years and I now have some Virginia tobacco growing though still tiny,with a grow light and bit of care will go from start to finish in about 3 months.My friend slow ages some but also uses a solar style dryer to get some ready quicker and tastes just fine.Start now so you have it down when SHTF,and of course,let some go to seed for next season.I agree will make a great barter product on so many different levels,I just do it as I like to roll my own smokes!

                • Yo OQ –

                  That’s a big 10-4 on what you said regarding the difficulty of growing and PROPERLY curing tobacco prior to use. My father-in-law used to grow tobacco for his own personal consumption down in Colombia. It averaged right around 14 months from the time he put a seed into the ground until he had he had tobacco that he could roll up and smoke.

                  Pot, on the other hand, will grow almost anywhere. Given the improvements in the almost 0 heat producing LED light systems that only use a fraction of the electricity cost of MH/HPS light systems? Anyone who wants to can now grow MJ in the privacy of their own home for very little cost after reasonable set up expenses.

                  There is a lot of ‘growth potential’ in the business of setting-up indoor environments/systems for medical MJ patients who can’t afford the $400 + an oz. prices down at the dispensary for their ‘medicine’. Hell; I never paid prices like that to my drug dealer!!!!!

                  Far easier and cheaper than growing either tobacco or MJ as a post SHTF economic activity; I recommend learning how to distill alcohol. Fuel or fun …. what’s your pleasure? There are lots of excellent ‘how-to’ guides/plans out there.

                  It’s my intention to thrive ……… at least for as long as I manage to survive in a post SHTF world. Someone or something will eventually
                  ‘put-me-down’ ……. but I will try real hard not to be a ‘cheap-date’.

                  • The advantage of growing your own tobacco is that you get your smokes without all the heavy chemicals that are added to smokes you buy. But with pot, it has been heavily modified over the last few decades. It is no longer just a mild hit of THC. So unless you can find a very mild version, it is like growing a pharmaceutical product. 🙁

            • This is the same logic that is applied to why it shouldn’t be legalized. “Well it sends a bad message to our children and our citizens.” Like the second it’s legalized / millions of people will run out and smoke it up. Not likely. Like Defiant said…People can grow their own tomatoes/ but they don’t…Simply because it’s easier to buy it in the store. Same principle with drug dealers. No one will go to that preverbial dark alley to buy drugs when they can walk into any 7 11 and buy it over the counter. So the industry itself makes money through traditional profit/can be taxed every step of the way (though i doubt the taxes would be spent properly…like every other tax) and the prize in the box is no longer needing to pump 30 billion a year into the war on drugs…takes profit out of the cartels hands…You take profits from marijuana alone from the hands of the cartels/they will not be able to continue to function. Marijuana sales in the US accounts for an estimated 70 percent of cartel profits. I don’t see how this is a loose. If the argument is that our society looses because people become “pot heads”. Well society is full of them already and you’d probably be suprised how many you let into your home or place of business who smoke marijuana…you trust them with you’re security systems/electrical/plumbing…So many things. So if legalizing it will have a deteriorating effect on society/ I submit then…How’s it not already deteriorating and is marijuana really going to make it worse? Likely not.

              • Marijuana use will explode once it becomes legal. It causes permanent brain damage in young people whose brains are not fully developed. And it causes a lot of adults to become lazy apathetic losers who don’t care about anything except getting high.

                • What bunk, former pothead self-employed the last 27 years. Started at 15. While I no longer partake, it’s affects are not as bad as Alcohol.

                  • Many many doctors love to toke…just sayin. Many are shocked when they hear I’m a pot virgin.

                  • It depends on the amount consumed. I was a daily toker from about 1970 thru the 80’s. The weed back then was more “natural” and had a lower THC content, however; a steady diet of it will change a person’s moodiness and also may cause a person to become slothful. Not to mention the memory loss.

                    Pot made me hyper, until I came down, so I was usually active and could maintain work activities. Most people become very calm and laidback and could care less about doing any work while high.

                    I have two friends that have been “pot heads” for over 35 years. They have always worked. I have noticed a personality defect in both of them, since i have known them, basically, all their adolescent an adult lives.
                    When they first become high, on any given day, they are all happy and positive; but, then as they get more high or start coming down they become moody and very touchy.
                    One thing that bothers me is that both of them, and as well as with others that smoke frequently, they seem to have a common theme; “It’s all about me”. They seem to have very little compassion towards others.

                    In other words, they seem to be all “self” absorbed.
                    I know there can be issues of memory loss as well.
                    There is just too many things about the long term effects that we don’t know about yet.

                    Modern growers want the “highest” yields with the highest concentrations of THC. Therefore; more chemicals/fertilizers going into the plants. Therefore more chemicals and toxins going into the bodies of smokers. Those toxins and chemicals are stored in the fat cells. The more fat, the more storage.

                    Eventually, if not already, there will be beautiful looking buds of hemp (marijuana that wouldn’t get a fly high), we used to call it Missouri Mule Weed; sprayed with a liquid form of THC and other chemicals and distributed. The average toker won’t even know the difference. Talk about side affects?

                    I enjoy the natural highs of life without all the hacking coughs, and withdrawl symptoms. I am kinda glad I went thru the years of toking so i could see the harmful effects first hand and tell people about them. Whether they listen or not is their choice. Everything in moderation/small quantities, especially drugs and alcohol. Being dependant upon something that is no more than a poison, is like having shackles around one’s legs everyday of their lives. Legal or illegal poison, makes no difference.

                • Hopefully they’ll slap an age 25 label on it when it becomes legal as that is how long it takes the human brain to reach maturity.

                  The same properties that give pot it’s fantastic medicinal properties for some conditions also leave immature brains at risk of developing permanent incurable psychosis.

                  The recent history of it’s illegal status means that we know that the younger the brain is that is exposed to pot the higher the risk, but sensible scientists haven’t been able to research the dangers any further than that. Hopefully with legalisation we’ll be able to establish who is most likely to be most at risk of serious debilitating disability from this plant and those for whom it is a perfectly safe way to relax once and for all. Right now too many youngsters play Russian Roulette with their mental health.

                  I get very irritated with those who insist that because any kind of herbal remedy is “natural” it is automatically safe for everyone with no contraindications whatsoever. Any plant that can act as a medicine can also be a poison given the right conditions in the human body.

                  My top picks:-

                  Rich – Farmland away from the drought and dust belt would seem a sensible investment for those with money.

                  Poor – Heirloom seeds carefully stored for the rest of us as agri-business seems hell bent on destroying genetic diversity. MonSatano especially seems hellbent on destroying the very staple crops that have sustained mankind for Millenia. Food security is becoming a global issue so save your garden seeds with gollum.

                  Water is a valuable commodity – if poor save for a good filter, if rich purchase a lake and fill it with fish, or get into reservoirs.

                  Rich – Woodland – multipurpose if you are willing to learn about permaculture as it’s provide you with both fuel and food.
                  Poor – learn gueriila gardening and permaculture techniques to create living caches on public lands.

                • Some people’s brains never fully develop. Look at liberals. They’re all retarded no matter what the age.

                  • Nobama: switch that from retarded to Deranged..If Libs are called retarded soon every lib dem will demand special “Rights” as a disabled lib kommie!…Then your taxes wil go Up again!…Then disabled retard dem lib kommies will use that xtra cash to Fund even More kommie dem lib polititions elections!

                    DERANGED is way better I think.

                • I knew two long term pot smokers. In their middle ages they were moody as all get out. I firmly believe that it causes bipolar behaviour and possibly Schizophrenia.

                  • @ Sierra Dave

                    Just read your post after saying basically the same thing above. You know what I’m talking about.

                • Why do marijuana smokers hold their joints in such an odd way (i.e., in a “pincher” grip between thumb and index finger, with palm pointed toward their face)? Is this like a secret handshake or something?

                • That’s why they are making it legal.

              • Big pharm the worst and most harmful drug cartel in the US.

            • It takes YEARS to be able to grow quality ganja. It’s a lot more difficult than one would believe. That is one of the reasons that it is so expensive.

              • I’m not too sure about that. When I was in my late teens a couple of my buddies grew their own pot on the side of a seldom used road. They were just a couple of suburban idiots. If they could grow it anyone can.

            • yourmotherwaswrong: Well, it’s painfully obvious you’re not much a grower of anything or you wouldn’t have made such a silly comment. It takes time and a lot of effort to grow a good crop of anything, even in one’s own backyard. It starts with site selection, (is there enough sun for each crop, how well does the soil drain too much or too little can be a big problem, and WHAT type of soil is it, in my country alone there are 9 types and this affects growth); then comes soil analysis (Ph too high or too low and are there enough of the other necessary chemicals in the soil); now comes soil preparation for each crop (adding the right soil amendments to get the soil where it needs to be for each crop), and that’s before anything is planted. You also have to know what your growing zone is for planting and harvesting times, or you could loose them to frost, mine is zone 8b. This all goes hand in hand with seed selection for your conditions. There are about 6 or so magazines that can be found in most book stores on the cultivation of marijuana alone, let alone other crops. With marijuana comes the problem of thieves stealing the plants or the cops thinking that you’re growing too many for personal use and nail you for distribution. The laws in Colorado say that personal crops can’t exceed 6 plants and they must be enclosed and locked. That’s way too much effort for a nice buzz. As for me, I’m sticking with the veggies I already know.

            • Only the THC in big pharma pill form will be legal in this country. Weed will never been legal because the CIA and DEA would have a lot of problems with their war on drugs. Also mexico’s cartels would lose a lot of money, so I think the feds will keep it illegal for ever. They have no reason to change their double speak.

          • This is support. Not necessarily from the standpoint of medical marijuana/medicine…whatever. The plant itself can produce many different products. Has the potential to replace a lot of nylon/paper/clothing materials. Even some oils and petrol plastics. But the real money generator will come from recreational use. Grow it/Manufacture it/sell it/ Place two times the current cigarette tax with “1” of them dedicated directly to deficits. If there’s any “easy” (and I say that relatively) to begin fixing it/ This would likely be the start.

            Despite your feeling for or against Marijuana…the reality is that the demographic for those who oppose it has and is slowly shifting. We can either legalize and industrialize it now when we need it most…or we wait and either somehow make it through and our children legalize it…or the whole shit falls apart and it won’t really matter whether its illegal or not.

            • My feelings toward legalization are these.

              First of all, we know that people are gonna smoke it as long as they can get it.
              We know that as long as Mexico and countries to the south of them “will” continue to grow it, they “will” get it to the USA for distribution.

              Even though I believe it is harmful when smoked on a regular basis, I believe the “profits” should be taken out of the hands of the cartels and the corrupt governments (local on up), of the USA.

              The only way to do that is regulate it, kinda like home wine making is. Make it legal to grow on a small scale, and have possession limits.

              Something like; no more than five plants per adult, per household, and no more than half pound of dried buds per adult person.

              Take the profit out of it, and a lot of the associated crime will diminish. Allow the people to police themselves where marijuana is concerned.

              If every toker had their own plants growing on their sun decks, the South American cartels would slowly stop importing it here.

              Just sayin’

          • Or one can sell cookies and chips outside the head-shops. Can you say munchies…

        • operation choke point

          look it up

          occurring near a gun shop..or weapon mfr nationwide near you


          • Thanks for the tip, posse. Has this been mentioned here before? I’m kinda falling behind. So much tyranny, so little time…

            • SmokinOkie

              One of the only 2 gun shops was targeted here on Cape Cod.
              DOJ has instructed all major banks and hundreds of smaller ones to not process loans to questionable businesses..thus the term chokepoint..cut off funding an force them out of business..

              The owner had a 30 year perfect record with his bank..and was told flatly that they could not accept his short term loan app due to new regulations from DOJ and fed banking regulators..

              It appears that since they have not been successful in banning weapons and such..they are now targeting the dealers themselves.


              • Footnote:

                The local owner did remove all his money and did acquire a short term loan from a smaller local bank..

                But this is the back door slippery slope these nefarious asshats in d.c. are coming up with..


                • Posse,am sure plenty of private investors out there,and ,though realize country wide get the fuck out of Massachusetts!

              • posseecom,

                Here is another article on this topic.

                Targeted? Gun sellers say ‘high risk’ label from feds cuts off banking options, restricts business

                Obama plan pressures financial institutions
                “Gun retailers say the Obama administration is trying to put them out of business with regulations and investigations that bypass Congress and choke off their lines of credit, freeze their assets and prohibit online sales.”

                Choking off access to banks
                “After McMillan Group owner Kelly McMillan publicized Bank of America’s action on his Facebook account, he found that thousands of small gun-shop owners across the country were in the same situation. Banks were either dropping them, freezing their accounts or refusing to process their online sales, so he opened a credit card processing company for the gun industry called McMillan Merchant Solutions.”

                The Washington Times
                (Direct link below)

        • I think the one almost sure bet that no one can go wrong with is investment in your future in food, water, defense, and other necessities. The least most calculated risk is to stockpile food that someone is going to use, unless there is a fire or something. Food is what we all need, and inflation is going to drive food prices even higher. Paper products are something that continues to rise and rise, and as long as you keep toilet paper and others like paper towels dry and free from mold, this is something that can sit for years without even thinking about it.

          The sure bet of natural resources could be a way of making some serious wealth. However first and foremost everyone should invest in their futures in survival. This get rich can pay off IF things don’t go south in a hurry. Those that have failed to invest in their family’s emergency needs reminds me of someone that has the winning lottery ticket for Powerball, hundreds of millions in their hands and the world has totally collapsed because of a mega SHTF. No supplies and no food or water, yet a golden ticket in their hand that never can be cashed in. That’s call a cruel reality to anyone and everyone that doesn’t put survival supplies the top priority.

          • BI: True wealth will be in the future; if you have a supply of drinkable water.

            River Rat at the ready!!!

        • @Apache54…RE: what used to be a possible risk is now a crap shoot because there are not any rules like there used to be in investing!

          Well put brother! As an example: the governments of countries all over the world, are printing fiat paper currency at such a frantic pace that the roller bearings are burning out on the printing presses. So what’s the move? How about GDX and GDXJ which are the ETF’s for senior and junior gold mining stocks. With confirmation from various investor website I figure it’s a no brainer…so I load up. Over the next 12 months I lose $15k, under the assumption the sporadic downward moves will rebound which doesn’t happen…WTF? Can’t trust nothin’ these days save for guns and ammo.

      2. Why is wealth associated with thriving?
        What is the obsession with wealth?
        I know lots of “wealthy” people, most are not real happy and are never sstisfied.
        How about thriving while not requiring wealth.
        Seems the definition of thriving is off the mark,

        • From the financial news…

          Wall Street: 98% Risk of Crash This Year

          “Earlier this year, a select group of Wall Street Insiders were surveyed, and the results were ominous. These financial experts and fund managers predicted a 98% chance a stock market crash will happen in the next six months.”

          From the article…
          “the real damage is yet to come and an “ominous third phase” will “far exceed the damage of 2008.”

          “the crisis that we’re going to have will be much worse than the one we had in 2008.”

          • “the crisis that THE WORLD IS going to have will be much worse than the one we had in 2008.”

            There I fixed the headline for you 😉

          • Correct you are KY Mom. I am in the financial industry dealing with common everyday investments that most people have such as real estate, land etc. The banks will not make you a 50% down loan on real estate no matter how good your credit is. No matter how many houses you even own. It don’t matter.

            The only home loan you can get at this time is one that is guaranteed by the federal government. You must have primary mortgage insurance. This is where Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the other housing agencies the government backs come into play. Without this insurance you can’t get a loan for more than 50% of the true appraisal.

            You know why? Because the banks know without a doubt that there has been no housing recovery. The bubble only deflated so far in 2008. It is expected that housing prices will deflate in the very near future by over 50% again!

            Just look at how they have once again relaxed the lending requirements to buy a new home. Same as it was before the bubble burst in ’08. This relaxing of the requirements comes once again from Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac in the hope of getting people to buy again.

            I asked everyone not to long ago here on SHTF Plan if they thought that housing prices going up by 20% each year was logical? Six years after a crash second only to the great depression? No, it is not! The only reason there is an increase in prices is that 80% of the foreclosures over the last 4 years still stand empty. And those who got “loan mods” 4 years ago are now re-defaulting because these loans were just a re-write of the original loans with the percentage rate on the loans going back up every year. 80% of all loan mods made four years ago are now in default and will be foreclosed on in the next 12 months.

            You want to know where your 80 billion per month the feds have been printing out of thin air has gone? The bulk went to the banks paying them off on the houses that started defaulting in 2008. Cause they all had Primary Mortgage Insurance. The banks made the loans under the HUD guidelines which controls FMac and FMae. All the banks did was supply the up front money so that everyone could own a home. Well they can’t. Not then and not now!

            Sorry for the rant but this whole thing just gets my goat. It is the true meaning of rape of the public.


            • I saw that bubble, sold all three homes at the peak for 100% profit. Been renting ever since.

            • BigB ,
              Not a rant in the least bit.
              I learned from you.
              Thank You
              — Miss Dee Dee

        • My first thought too Kula. I’m far from rich but happy as a pig in poop!

          • I’m afraid I’m way beyond feeling bad today. I got my potato starts planted in the bucket last night.

            …and someone from the church stopped by and gave me an entire smoked ham.

            But the really awesome thing is, once I planted my starts, I kinda looked upwards and asked “now where an I going to find the dirt to hill my potatoes?” At the time it was only rhetorical. There is no place to dig here, without pissing someone off.

            Then, I woke up this morning and went to take out the trash and low and behold—a former pile of weed-covered dirt had been breached by a backhoe or something, leaving the nice, fresh soil underneath exposed! I grabbed my little camping shovel and took a bucket on my walker over there, and started filling!

            I was so happy, I could’ve laid down and rolled in that fresh, CLEAN soil…all right there for the taking. Thank God for even the smallest of favors.

            I made soup out of my celery stalk I grew from the re-rooted butt-end of one I bought at the store. It was still young enough to be tender and flavorful.

            So, just for today, THE WORLD IS MINE.

            • @sixpack……your post made me grin. Sometimes it is the simple events which happen that make your day! I have had a few recently too….by the way, you can grow potatoes by tossing them on the ground and covering them with straw too…

              Wishing you some more days when the World is yours 🙂 I think WE ALL need some of those….


            • That definitely sounds like the kind of life that is bordering on wealthy!
              A wealth of fortune and a wealth of positive outlook!
              I loved the part when you mentioned you took your bucket on your walker,,,
              Nothing holding you back,,,
              Ten thumbs wayyyy up!!

            • How could someone possibly down thumb your post? Sheesh. Maybe because you looked upward.

              • It’s the same three who thumb down EVERYTHING with my moniker on it, no matter what the comment. They’re trying to turn Mac’s site into their own personal discussion board. Sorry Mac, but these people just cheapen your site with their crap, turning the vote into a waste of time.

                I couldn’t care less. I’m not going anywhere because of a few jerks with nothing more important to do.

                • sixpack,
                  I’m with you. As I have said before. I have seen people getting red flagged on this site for expressing condolance after a loss of a loved one. Go figure. I have also accidentally red flagged people because of my fat fingers and poor eyesight when on my teenie weenie little I-Phone. Therefore I take the rating system very lightly.
                  — Miss Dee Dee

            • @ sixpack… melted the weights today.. Thanks.

              • I got more…

            • sixpack
              I’m so happy for you. I can almost picture you rolling around on the ground with the biggest smile in the world.
              Take Care
              — Miss Dee Dee

        • So true which is why the older i’ve gotten the less materialistic i’ve gotten

        • contentment is great gain

          • Contentment,,,
            A friend once told me to enjoy what i can when i can because this might just be as good as it gets!
            So yes, content to wake up and see the incredible views, experience the blessings i have and have an attitude of gratitude!

        • @ Kula,
          GENIUS !!

        • Spoken by a person who has never been Poor. Try living in a condemned building, on $1.00 a day or less to eat, Try Top Ramen with cabbage as dinner for a few weeks. Go to the dented can stores and just eat what they have that’s cheap, for awhile, live in a sleeping bag.
          Pretty Boy; you have no idea. And no I was not on welfare. I had a job that paid #4.09 an hour and I was saving 68% of my take home pay. Now I am rich. no money doesn’t buy happiness, but poverty sure buys all the misery you want.

          • Hey paranoid,,,
            Why so hostile,,
            If your trying to make a point spit it out, if you just like being bitter well sounds like SEP

            • Not really hostile to you; but that old: “Money cannot buy happyness”, is the same BS as: “You cannot eat gold”. Both of them are said by people that never missed a meal or slept in a building with a hole in the roof. You ask some broke Mom ,who’s kid is hungery, and would be happy to sell herself to get the kid a meal, if money can buy happyness. Yes, there are a lot of low life scum, rich and poor, that will be scum whatever. But poverty sucks, even to people who deserve it.

              • Money can definitely buy all sortsa happy making things, but for me, i am so tired of being measured by what i have or earn, $ does not define me. I dont have much money so need to find satisfaction in other ways,

          • And now the digits in your bank account and material possessions own you. Great trade off Paranoid. The balance of time and money is a tough nut to crack. But to starve ones self to become “rich” seems idiotic.

            • The pursuit of money past a point is a problem. I retired at 50. I could have kept working and had a lot more. But I have enough. I haven’t balanced my Ck book in 30 years, I don’t care. I don’t spend a lot, but I don’t have to worry much about what I do spend. The problem with money is recognizing when it’s time to quit.

              • “The problem with money is recognizing when it’s time to quit.” Amen to that.

                For me, there was a point where I had enough, that couldn’t spend what I had without being wasteful. Money doesn’t mean much to those who have plenty of it.

                OTOH, when you don’t have enough to be comfortable, money means much more to you. I’ve been on both sides of that fence.

                I’ve found out that the REAL comfort about money is, if I have it fine, but if I don’t have money, I know I can survive without it. That is my greatest comfort.

          • Avoiding poverty is why I work seven days a week,my last day off,( and I mean 1 day), was 8 months ago!

        • I’m with ya Kula,

          Wealth is in the eye of the beholder.

          As long a i can meet my payments to “Caesar”, and keep all I have accumulated; then I see myself wealthty.

          As long as i keep my commitments to my Heavenly Father, I am far beyond the wealth of this world.

          Who needs millions to make themselves feel important? Those millions have attachments that create evil and can lead to an early grave. Too much emphasis is put on children an their ability to become wealthy and successful. This grand illusion that everyone must be wealthy to feel good about themselves has gotten the world in the shape it’s in, because; most find greed and desires of “things”, to be more important than their eternal salvation.

          The USA has now crossed a new threshold. The majority of the population isn’t the babyboomer generation any longer. It’s the 22 and 23 year olds.

          God have mercy on them. Look at their parents. Folks if you have children in that age group, I hope you have raised them right and smart. I hope they know what is really important in life. Very few do and, if the Lord tarries; they will become the new leaders in a decade or two. I hope and pray I have gone to my eternal home by then.


        • Kula: Why do people want so much FRN, when they will be worthless in the very near future. It is beyond me.

          River Rat at the ready!!!

      3. Very good article. I agree. I just can’t get past investing in food, water, and ammo yet, and I don’t know if I will haha. Can’t go wrong with too many of these items.

        • About all I got is bunch of seeds, silver coins and personal stuff– tons of covers/sleeping bags, tons of toilet paper, cleansers, bug out bag, etc. I want desperately to find suitable place to hunker down but its hard to find good place on the Eastern side of the country.

          • Relocate to the east coast of Florida, anonymous. Plenty of rain, fishing and hunting, good people here, no state income tax, cheap real estate and property taxes (in my county), good roads, and plenty of sunshine.

            • Only if he can eat grits and gator. Oh yes, eating greens are a must.


              No Southern Fried Chicken Shit. Man can’t get that one off my mind.

              • is that like “chicken fried cat shit”?

      4. With inflation where its at now and odds are it will go much higher purchasing any tangible items i.e. guns, ammo, storable food, whiskey etc. are all money making investments. I suppose oil and gold will work too.

        • “Five men meet in London twice daily and decide the world price of gold. They represent Mocatta & Goldsmid, Sharps, Pixley Ltd., Samuel Montagu Ltd., Mase Wespac Ltd. and M. Rothschild & Sons.” (L.A. Times-Washington Post, 12/29/86)

          • Over on zero hedge there are articles about deutsch bank withdrawing form the silver fix, lots of speculation about the gold fix. I read the articles a week or so ago. Scroll back, they are there. Sme improprieties going on, not that a silver or gold fix is right.

          • The going rate for an ounce of gold is down about $300.00 from what it was a couple years ago.
            Silver has dropped about a fifth.

            We unloaded just before the peak and stocked up on the “other” precious metals.

            Their value has “increased” by about a fourth overall.

            Some have doubled, as in the rim-fire category.

            BTW, I heard some folks were scammed with “fake gold coins” and gold plated bullion. Anyways, we don’t hold gold, and very little silver, unless it’s old coins.

      5. I would suggest land with year round gravity flow water in a decent growing climate. Growing you own food is going to be paramount going forward.

        • If limited space a problem, some creative ways to grow your own food…

          Plant In Pots, Buckets And Planter Boxes For Limited-Space Gardening
          “For people who love to garden, but have very limited space, container gardening is a great way to enjoy growing your own produce without all the work of planting a large garden.”

          -Recycle Containers – Large Tree Pots, etc.
          -Grow Herbs In Pots
          -Cucumbers Can Be Grown In Pots
          -Vegetables Planted In Buckets
          -Planter Boxes
          -Vertical Wooden Planter Boxes
          -Growing Onions Vertically On A Windowsill
          -Planting In Culverts

          Backyard Gardening In Small Spaces
          “If you really want to garden but you don’t have much space, don’t let that deter you. Here are some space-saving gardening ideas that just so happen to be affordable, too.”

          -Rain Gutter Gardening
          -Plant Seedlings In A 2-Liter Soda Bottle
          -Cinderblock Herb Garden
          -Pallet Gardening
          -Old-Window Hot Houses

          • -Rain Gutter Gardening is great for strawberries

            put gutters on saw horses

            no bending to pick em 🙂

            • I would probably do well for green onions too?

            • stick some fence posts in the ground and mount the rain gutters on either side, just like fence rails.. four per side or so.. only thing is, there isn’t a lot of dirt in the gutter, so it will have to be watered often or it will dry out.

              • Paul ,
                Thank You . You just solved 3 problems I have been dwelling for some time now.
                1- Where to plant something in a limited space.
                2- What to do with the extra rain gutters laying beside my garage.
                3- How to hide my lawn tractor from the outside entertainment area.
                — I’m so happy I could almost pull a ” sixpack ” and roll around in the mud.
                Take Care,
                — Miss Dee Dee
                P.S. — this is why I love this site

                • just as long as it’s clean, God-given mud…LOL

          • I saw a very nice set up today. A 84 year old woman had a 6′ x 4′ garden made of 2×12 boards, with angle brackets holding in each corner, then on one end a 4′ x 3′ stair step made of more 2×12 boards and angle brackets and it was filled on both levels with a heck of a garden. She said her dad showed her how to make it. It was easy to get to everything and had a bunch of healthy plants..

      6. Before you invest in anything else in your life. Get at least 6 to 12 full months supply of Food in place. Multiple ways to filter water, and multiple sources of water production. Then Security and Shelter. Security is layers upon layers of home security, and personal security is get your concealed weapons permit and carry daily. That will save your life or someone else’s from those trying to steal your Food and Water. Then expand on the rest of the basics like antibiotics, medical kits, multiple mods of transportation, a bicycle, and a pull cart. and start investing in yourself by eating healthy and get plenty of exercise. Also get off on all the dependencies like liquor, drugs, gambling, pay off all your debts ASAP. And after you have all those list covered then look for expanding on more land purchases, to get off the grid permanently. Buying stock or commodities is just paper wealth, You want these assets in your hand and in your control. Just like physical gold or silver or title to the resources.

        • Yes, think about the old saying “3 is 2, 2 is 1 and 1 is None”. Always have back-ups to your back-ups. Things like water is just too important.

        • get your concealed weapons permit. Really? Now days the cops know you are packing b/c your license plates are connected to the data base. This is NOT A GOOD idea as there are multitudes of murderous police looking for a reason to cap someone. Do a search on the subject. Asking and then paying for “permission” to defend myself? Not in this life time bubba. Having the police know I am packing? Suicide. Allowing for a search of vehicle? Never. Knowing the laws of carrying a pistol in the car? Of course. Packing a gun on the streets? Been there, done that, not worth the hassle. If you live in a state that makes you “register” to carry a weapon in your car, I would suggest you move. Truthfully, knives scare me worse than guns. Keep a gun in the car, and know self defense.. aka hand to hand combat. Stay out of the authorities data bases.

          • Hey .02 …..You need to move out of Illinois police state and to a more gun friendly state. Carry a loaded gun with out a permit will get you felony charges and you will spend time handing out spam to hoodies in prison. Never be afraid to do the right thing.

            • I don’t live there and I can carry an UNLOADED weapon in my car all day long. I used to carry concealed in Idaho, but the weight and the hassle of always having a gun hanging off me was not worth the trade off imo. Idaho laws are you must have a permit to carry in town and if no permission slip, it was a misdemeanor. Where I live now in WA it is till a misdemeanor for concealed without paper. Your felony scare tactics don’t work, and what you consider the right thing (boot-licking) is just another long list of rights that have become privileges. If they issue it, they can take it also. Grow a pair and do the right thing. Quit paying the enemy.

      7. what is “rich”? Can I want Spirtual and monitary richness while I’m enjoying my life ? Can I achieve these three things ?

        • I term rich as having everything you need and freeing yourself of unobtainable wants. Unfulfilled wants = unhappiness. The millionaire is happy until the billionaire dwarfs his boat in the marina. I know some mega rich people, and their biggest fear is meeting someone with more money. Now how fvkedup is that?

          • .02: Good truth you posted. Heres some More…

            “There is no such thing as a Judeo-Christian religion.”

            The Rabbis of Judaism understand this just as do the leaders in the Christian movement. Rabbi Moshe Maggal of the National Jewish Information Service said in 1961 when the term Judeo-Christian was relatively new, “There is no such thing as a Judeo-Christian religion. We consider the two religions so different that one excludes the other.” (National Jewish Information Service, 6412 W. Olympic Blvd. L.A. CA).

            • All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Islam, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.

              • 38,4111

      8. To me, real wealth is having food on the table, being able to worship God and Jesus as I see fit, being able to assist others in anyway that I can. Real wealth isn’t in material “things” it’s being able to say “I love you” to your family and have your family at your back when you go through crisis. Real wealth is having friends who accept you for who you are and will help out in times of need. I’m an extremely wealthy man. Thank you Lord.

        • @ Confederate,
          Well said. I feel “wealthier” having read that.
          Thank you.

      9. I have no desire to invest. I don’t even bother reallocating the funds in my 401k. I expect the stock market to lose 90% or more of its value after the collapse.

        Natural resources can be seized by the foreign governments where the mines are. That’s especially true for gold, silver, and oil. After the collapse and most people die in the US and the EU, demand for natural resources will plummet.

        I would have a year’s supply of food, water, and other necessities. I would have the bulk of my savings in physical silver and gold that I have in my possession.

        I own both silver and gold but I expect silver to return to its historic ratio of 1/16 to 1/12 of the gold price when price manipulation ends. So I’d have 80% of my PM’s in silver unless I had over $25,000 in metals.

      10. I’m just happy to be where I’m at right now with family,friends and no worries.

      11. I have been following energy related news for years now

        and it’s starting to get really interesting

        but not in a good way

        A Closer Look at Saudi Arabia

        there’s a saying

        “as Ghawar goes,so goes the world”

        uh oh !

        and production costs for fracking are spiraling out of control
        industry is having a hard time finding investors
        it’s taking more and more $$$ to get less and less production
        costs up by 200-300%
        that’s not sustainable

        and according to the most recent research
        the depletion rate for these wells is app 90% after only 3 years

        you may not believe in peak oil
        but peak oil believes in you !

      12. All but 9800 troops in iraq are supposed to be coming home soon. Martial law anyone?

        • Focus, you mean Afghanistan. We’ve been out of Iraq since 2011.

        • Hey Focus-

          Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

          Well, it aint over now.

          • “It ain’t over till we say its over” — Animal House

      13. Speaking of Wealth, here’s the list of Bilderberg thugs to add to our own list

        Current list of Participants – Status 26 May 2014

        FRA Castries, Henri de Chairman and CEO, AXA Group

        DEU Achleitner, Paul M. Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank AG
        DEU Ackermann, Josef Former CEO, Deutsche Bank AG
        GBR Agius, Marcus Non-Executive Chairman, PA Consulting Group
        FIN Alahuhta, Matti Member of the Board, KONE; Chairman, Aalto University Foundation
        GBR Alexander, Helen Chairman, UBM plc
        USA Alexander, Keith B. Former Commander, U.S. Cyber Command; Former Director, National Security Agency
        USA Altman, Roger C. Executive Chairman, Evercore
        FIN Apunen, Matti Director, Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA
        DEU Asmussen, Jörg State Secretary of Labour and Social Affairs
        HUN Bajnai, Gordon Former Prime Minister; Party Leader, Together 2014
        GBR Balls, Edward M. Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
        PRT Balsemão, Francisco Pinto Chairman, Impresa SGPS
        FRA Baroin, François Member of Parliament (UMP); Mayor of Troyes
        FRA Baverez, Nicolas Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
        USA Berggruen, Nicolas Chairman, Berggruen Institute on Governance
        ITA Bernabè, Franco Chairman, FB Group SRL
        DNK Besenbacher, Flemming Chairman, The Carlsberg Group
        NLD Beurden, Ben van CEO, Royal Dutch Shell plc
        SWE Bildt, Carl Minister for Foreign Affairs
        NOR Brandtzæg, Svein Richard President and CEO, Norsk Hydro ASA
        INT Breedlove, Philip M. Supreme Allied Commander Europe
        AUT Bronner, Oscar Publisher, Der STANDARD Verlagsgesellschaft m.b.H.
        SWE Buskhe, Håkan President and CEO, Saab AB
        TUR Çandar, Cengiz Senior Columnist, Al Monitor and Radikal
        ESP Cebrián, Juan Luis Executive Chairman, Grupo PRISA
        FRA Chalendar, Pierre-André de Chairman and CEO, Saint-Gobain
        CAN Clark, W. Edmund Group President and CEO, TD Bank Group
        INT Coeuré, Benoît Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank
        IRL Coveney, Simon Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine
        GBR Cowper-Coles, Sherard Senior Adviser to the Group Chairman and Group CEO, HSBC Holdings plc
        BEL Davignon, Etienne Minister of State
        USA Donilon, Thomas E. Senior Partner, O’Melveny and Myers; Former U.S. National Security Advisor
        DEU Döpfner, Mathias CEO, Axel Springer SE
        GBR Dudley, Robert Group Chief Executive, BP plc
        FIN Ehrnrooth, Henrik Chairman, Caverion Corporation, Otava and Pöyry PLC
        ITA Elkann, John Chairman, Fiat S.p.A.
        DEU Enders, Thomas CEO, Airbus Group
        DNK Federspiel, Ulrik Executive Vice President, Haldor Topsøe A/S
        USA Feldstein, Martin S. Professor of Economics, Harvard University; President Emeritus, NBER
        CAN Ferguson, Brian President and CEO, Cenovus Energy Inc.
        GBR Flint, Douglas J. Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc
        ESP García-Margallo, José Manuel Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
        USA Gfoeller, Michael Independent Consultant
        TUR Göle, Nilüfer Professor of Sociology, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
        USA Greenberg, Evan G. Chairman and CEO, ACE Group
        GBR Greening, Justine Secretary of State for International Development
        NLD Halberstadt, Victor Professor of Economics, Leiden University
        USA Hockfield, Susan President Emerita, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
        NOR Høegh, Leif O. Chairman, Höegh Autoliners AS
        NOR Høegh, Westye Senior Advisor, Höegh Autoliners AS
        USA Hoffman, Reid Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn
        CHN Huang, Yiping Professor of Economics, National School of Development, Peking University
        USA Jackson, Shirley Ann President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
        USA Jacobs, Kenneth M. Chairman and CEO, Lazard
        USA Johnson, James A. Chairman, Johnson Capital Partners
        USA Karp, Alex CEO, Palantir Technologies
        USA Katz, Bruce J. Vice President and Co-Director, Metropolitan Policy Program, The Brookings Institution
        CAN Kenney, Jason T. Minister of Employment and Social Development
        GBR Kerr, John Deputy Chairman, Scottish Power
        USA Kissinger, Henry A. Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.
        USA Kleinfeld, Klaus Chairman and CEO, Alcoa
        TUR Koç, Mustafa Chairman, Koç Holding A.S.
        DNK Kragh, Steffen President and CEO, Egmont
        USA Kravis, Henry R. Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
        USA Kravis, Marie-Josée Senior Fellow and Vice Chair, Hudson Institute
        CHE Kudelski, André Chairman and CEO, Kudelski Group
        INT Lagarde, Christine Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
        BEL Leysen, Thomas Chairman of the Board of Directors, KBC Group
        USA Li, Cheng Director, John L.Thornton China Center,The Brookings Institution
        SWE Lifvendahl, Tove Political Editor in Chief, Svenska Dagbladet
        CHN Liu, He Minister, Office of the Central Leading Group on Financial and Economic Affairs
        PRT Macedo, Paulo Minister of Health
        FRA Macron, Emmanuel Deputy Secretary General of the Presidency
        ITA Maggioni, Monica Editor-in-Chief, Rainews24, RAI TV
        GBR Mandelson, Peter Chairman, Global Counsel LLP
        USA McAfee, Andrew Principal Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
        PRT Medeiros, Inês de Member of Parliament, Socialist Party
        GBR Micklethwait, John Editor-in-Chief, The Economist
        GRC Mitsotaki, Alexandra Chair, ActionAid Hellas
        ITA Monti, Mario Senator-for-life; President, Bocconi University
        USA Mundie, Craig J. Senior Advisor to the CEO, Microsoft Corporation
        CAN Munroe-Blum, Heather Professor of Medicine and Principal (President) Emerita, McGill University
        USA Murray, Charles A. W.H. Brady Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
        NLD Netherlands, H.R.H. Princess Beatrix of the
        ESP Nin Génova, Juan María Deputy Chairman and CEO, CaixaBank
        FRA Nougayrède, Natalie Director and Executive Editor, Le Monde
        DNK Olesen, Søren-Peter Professor; Member of the Board of Directors, The Carlsberg Foundation
        FIN Ollila, Jorma Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell, plc; Chairman, Outokumpu Plc
        TUR Oran, Umut Deputy Chairman, Republican People’s Party (CHP)
        GBR Osborne, George Chancellor of the Exchequer
        FRA Pellerin, Fleur State Secretary for Foreign Trade
        USA Perle, Richard N. Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
        USA Petraeus, David H. Chairman, KKR Global Institute
        CAN Poloz, Stephen S. Governor, Bank of Canada
        INT Rasmussen, Anders Fogh Secretary General, NATO
        DNK Rasmussen, Jørgen Huno Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The Lundbeck Foundation
        INT Reding, Viviane Vice President and Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, European Commission
        USA Reed, Kasim Mayor of Atlanta
        CAN Reisman, Heather M. Chair and CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc.
        NOR Reiten, Eivind Chairman, Klaveness Marine Holding AS
        DEU Röttgen, Norbert Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee, German Bundestag
        USA Rubin, Robert E. Co-Chair, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Secretary of the Treasury
        USA Rumer, Eugene Senior Associate and Director, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
        NOR Rynning-Tønnesen, Christian President and CEO, Statkraft AS
        NLD Samsom, Diederik M. Parliamentary Leader PvdA (Labour Party)
        GBR Sawers, John Chief, Secret Intelligence Service
        NLD Scheffer, Paul J. Author; Professor of European Studies, Tilburg University
        NLD Schippers, Edith Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport
        USA Schmidt, Eric E. Executive Chairman, Google Inc.
        AUT Scholten, Rudolf CEO, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG
        USA Shih, Clara CEO and Founder, Hearsay Social
        FIN Siilasmaa, Risto K. Chairman of the Board of Directors and Interim CEO, Nokia Corporation
        ESP Spain, H.M. the Queen of
        USA Spence, A. Michael Professor of Economics, New York University
        FIN Stadigh, Kari President and CEO, Sampo plc
        USA Summers, Lawrence H. Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University
        IRL Sutherland, Peter D. Chairman, Goldman Sachs International; UN Special Representative for Migration
        SWE Svanberg, Carl-Henric Chairman, Volvo AB and BP plc
        TUR Taftalı, A. Ümit Member of the Board, Suna and Inan Kiraç Foundation
        USA Thiel, Peter A. President, Thiel Capital
        DNK Topsøe, Henrik Chairman, Haldor Topsøe A/S
        GRC Tsoukalis, Loukas President, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy
        NOR Ulltveit-Moe, Jens Founder and CEO, Umoe AS
        INT Üzümcü, Ahmet Director-General, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
        CHE Vasella, Daniel L. Honorary Chairman, Novartis International
        FIN Wahlroos, Björn Chairman, Sampo plc
        SWE Wallenberg, Jacob Chairman, Investor AB
        SWE Wallenberg, Marcus Chairman of the Board of Directors, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB
        USA Warsh, Kevin M. Distinguished Visiting Fellow and Lecturer, Stanford University
        GBR Wolf, Martin H. Chief Economics Commentator, The Financial Times
        USA Wolfensohn, James D. Chairman and CEO, Wolfensohn and Company
        NLD Zalm, Gerrit Chairman of the Managing Board, ABN-AMRO Bank N.V.
        GRC Zanias, George Chairman of the Board, National Bank of Greece
        USA Zoellick, Robert B. Chairman, Board of International Advisors, The Goldman Sachs Group


        AUT Austria GRC Greece
        BEL Belgium HUN Hungary
        CAN Canada INT International
        CHE Switzerland IRL Ireland
        CHN China ITA Italy
        DEU Germany NLD Netherlands
        DNK Denmark NOR Norway
        ESP Spain PRT Portugal
        FIN Finland SWE Sweden
        FRA France TUR Turkey
        GBR Great Britain USA United States of America (35)


        Infowars analysis note: The official list ends above. What’s important to understand is that there are always members who will be attending, but who don’t want to be included in the list.

        Yesterday, Bilderberg put out a press release detailing the official talking points to be addressed at this year’s meeting. From our research, this is not their primary agenda, but usually one put out to appease the media:

        Copenhagen, 26 May 2014 – The 62nd Bilderberg meeting is set to take place from 29 May until 1 June 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. A total of around 140 participants from 22 countries have confirmed their attendance. As ever, a diverse group of political leaders and experts from industry, finance, academia and the media have been invited. The list of participants is available on

        The key topics for discussion this year include:

        • Is the economic recovery sustainable?
        • Who will pay for the demographics?
        • Does privacy exist?
        • How special is the relationship in intelligence sharing?
        • Big shifts in technology and jobs
        • The future of democracy and the middle class trap
        • China’s political and economic outlook
        • The new architecture of the Middle East
        • Ukraine
        • What next for Europe?
        • Current events

        Founded in 1954, Bilderberg is an annual conference designed to foster dialogue between Europe and North America. Every year, between 120-150 political leaders and experts from industry, finance, academia and the media are invited to take part in the conference. About two thirds of the participants come from Europe and the rest from North America; approximately one third from politics and government and the rest from other fields.

        The conference is a forum for informal discussions about major issues facing the world. The meetings are held under the Chatham House Rule, which states that participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s) nor of any other participant may be revealed.

        Thanks to the private nature of the conference, the participants are not bound by the conventions of their office or by pre-agreed positions. As such, they can take time to listen, reflect and gather insights.

        There is no desired outcome, no resolutions are proposed, no votes are taken, and no policy statements are issued.


        • sixpack….Thanks for sharing the list. Dear God…..forgive me but after seeing this list I started to imagine a scene……I have a C130 plane with all of these parasites on board flying over a very target rich area of the Atlantic ocean as far as Tiger sharks….door gets open and I ask each if they jump on their own or need to be given a helping hand.

          Let’s call that mother earth cleansing.

          • …or aquatic indigestion.

        • Nope, ain’t no Jewish names on that list, is there?
          (sarc off)

          • damn Okie I just spit coffee on my computer

      14. @sixpack-

        Saw that list of the Bilderburgs and you beat me to it. 😉
        Everyone should make note of those scumbags as well as the whole Bohemian Grove entourage. And speaking of speaking of ‘wealth’. Take a look at this:

        Government Plan Would Transform Israel Into The World’s First Cashless Society
        (from ZeroHedge site)

        Will Israel be the first cashless society on the entire planet? A committee chaired by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief of staff has come up with a three phase plan to “all but do away with cash transactions in Israel”. Individuals and businesses would still be permitted to conduct cash transactions in small amounts (at least initially), but the eventual goal is to force Israeli citizens to conduct as much business as possible using electronic forms of payment. In fact, it has been reported that Israeli officials believe that “cash is bad” because it fuels the underground economy and allows people to avoid paying taxes. But is a cashless society actually desirable? This is a question that people all over the world will have to start asking as governments increasingly restrict the use of cash.

        • Cashless society: And just What have I been saying all along eh?

          • Well Them Guys, I think you’ve been saying the Jews have all of the cash. So that leaves the rest of us cashless. Trekker Out.

            • No I Never said jews has All the cash..Just lots of it and that yes jews IS whos the Main owners and controlers of every fed reserve scam globally. But I realize that when the issues jews or israel or various as taught jewish scams you rather fully ignore any proof or evidence I ever post. Even when that proof is stated BY jews or Rabbis themselves!

              I guess we always are going to be cursed with a number of otherwise good awake folks that somehow refuse to admit to these facts or truths.

              Look how Many Here at shtf there are that constantly say “never Trust ANY TV news, MSM mdiea, newspapers and the fed govnt on Any issues!….EXCEPT of course, when those Same entities are telling You to believe whatever They say on jews, israel or the holyhoax and six million….Because thats the ONLY one single time or thing that every TV news, every jew run hollywood movie, every jew run newspaper, and the entire jew run usa fed govnt Always speaks ONLY 100% truth on or about!

              Which to me proves totally how swell their jewish soviet frankfurt school marxist teachings has worked to destroy the minds of so many folks in america the past 60+ yrs its been deployed…

              They LIE on it All folks! But they always tell 100% truth on WWII and jew issues!..Riiiigggghhhttt!

              Jesus was right when he warned us that we too wil be hated for speaking truth eh…I’d wager most of todays jewdeo-christian zios would RED thumb Christ if he too appeared and posted any facts thats truth on jew issues eh!

              if Christ stood on some main street usa, and warned folks by Reciting His own words of REV 2:9…3:9 and John 8:44. todays Haggeeites and TBN fool jewdeochristos would throw Christ out of america!….just goes to show how destructive all that infiltrating and spew from the Synagouge of Satans children truly has been for the usa huh.

              • Heres More Truth that your most favored folks, jews are Frauds! with MORE jewish documentation than any jewdeo christian jew/israel Firster can choke on!

                You can also deny This too…Biblical And jewish almanac etc documentation jews= Edom aka ESAU NOT jacob, NOT true israel!

                Put yer jewish skull caps on folks and “Bless them EDOMITES!”

                i ibn Shaprut, who was foreign minister to Abd-al-Rahman, Sultan of Cordova, in his letter to King Joseph of the Chazars (about 960 A.D.)…speaks of the tradition according to which the Chazars once dwelt near the Seir Mountains [The ‘Seir Mountains’ are none other than the original land of Esau-Edom – ‘Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau is Edom.’ {Genesis 36:8}. Seir was a mountain range south of the Dead Sea and was also known as the ‘land of Edom’ {Genesis 36:21}. The Seir mountains were the home of the Edomites for nearly a millennium {The Edomites arrived in Edom or Seir at the end of the 14th and beginning of the 13th century B.C. Encyclopedia Judaica, Vol. 6, p. 372} Thus we have it from Jewish sources that the Khazars originally ‘dwell near the Seir Mountains’ so are racially of Edomite stock. But how and when did Edomites get to Khazaria? There is evidence that in the 6th century B.C., some of the Edomites fled their homeland of Seir and migrated north, ‘After the fall of Jerusalem, in 586 B.C., the Edomites began to press northward {Ezekiel 36:5} {The New Westminster Dictionary of the Bible, ed. by Henry S. Gehman, The Westminster Press, Philadelphia, 1970, p. 418}].” (The Jewish Encyclopedia, Vol. IV, (1905), p. 3).

                Which Fits with that DNA proof evidence I prior posted, also From a jewish scientist working With Hebrew univ labs and John Hopkins Hosp’s Prestigious Medical publications, which indeed after peer reviewing and vetting his DNA work…Agreed with and Published it as The final proof answer to the questions of “Who are Most(98% or more) of folks that today calls themselves…Jews?”

                And That answer and DNA Unrefutable evidence proves the above jewish encyclopedia’s and almanacs etc also as 100% Correct…A Massive huge number of todays jews are Esaus Edom!…

                For less biblically litterate folks…ESAU aka EDOM is, was and always will be…Jacob aka Israel aka all 12 tribes true israel decendants main Worst Mortal Enemys of all time!…That too is wrote in Your bible!

                Esaus edomites decendants Main Gaols have always been…To Steal the many blessings God gave to true israel decendants due to edoms originator patriarch father, Esau…Traded his Birthright blessings for…A…Bowl…Of…Red Bean…SOUP!!!

                So since over 3500 yrs ago or longer Esaus decendant Edomites “tribe” posing as “israel and as jews of israel or judah” has conspired always and acted on Stealing those blessings back!

                Compare to all You now know of the many subversive daily actions so destroying america and its Majority of White folks, BY so many “DUAL Israel citizens” in the usa today and the past 100 yrs since they gained control of the Money, Banks, MSM’S..and fed govnt…And then the naysayers can also deny any correlations to This fiasco or call it “just another jewish “coincidence” foks”…

                Or is that “Just another “Edomite” Coincidence Folks”?

                PS check OT bible geneologys and Find that todays “Ashkanazi jews” as they call themselves and which are actually FROM eastern europe aka south Russia today, Kingdom of Khazria back 1200 Yrs ago when around 950 AD their ancestors CONVERTED to Talmudic Judaism….

                Cannot be “Semitics” since acording to, again, Your bibles Noahs son Japeth is who had a grandson or great grandson named…”Ashkanaz”! aka todays “Ashkanazi jews”.

                ONLY decendants OF Noahs Other son “SHEM” can rightfully be called a “Semite” as the very word semite originates with SHEM aka Shemites aka Semites!

                So it appears when the tribe calls all us truth teller Goyim gentiles an “Anti-Semite” they are simply Lying again! Since we just proved biblically that they came from japeth NOT shem! Ergo while many arabs are true semitic peoples…the tribes jews today are NOT a semite!

                of course as long as folks keeps falling for their pre determined Guilt trip when called an antisemite so to Stiffle all spoken or written Truth or facts that surrounds these fraud jews today….I rekon we will keep seeing most folks eyes darting side to side furiously while searching in vain for an escape hatch everytime some jew or jew firster idiot calls another goyim like me an antisemite!….I shall Pray they fast awaken from such vast delsuions….For how can america Ever be fixed or re-set unless a majority know and name its main destroyer enemys eh folks.

                It’s the Edomites Stupid!

      15. Prepper Tip of the Day

        The Truth About Filling 20 LB BBQ Grill Propane Tanks

        the reason I mention this is that I recently purchased some propane
        I bought one of those prefilled tanks from Wally World for $47.00
        I also had a brand new empty tank that I had previously purchased

        I took it to the farm supply place and it was filled with 4.5 gallons for $13.00

        when I got home I grabbed both tanks,one in each hand and was carrying them to the shed
        the Walmart tank was NOTICEABLY lighter than the other tank
        I didn’t have any way of weighing it
        but needless to say
        any more refill will be done at the farm supply place

        • I live right next to an RV place, where I can fill my tanks. I barely have to leave the yard.

      16. Does not really matter to me any longer the what, when, where, or how. I am ready. For anything and everything. And I will survive.

        • On a long enough time line….

        • The survival rate for everyone is……

      17. Just had 46 twenty ( ish ) yard loads of the blackest, richest most fertile soil that I can buy delivered.. spreading it over a large, sort of sunken area.. it’ll be about 1 foot in most places. That’ll be my new expanded fruit tree orchard, a new banana / plantain orchard and a sizable new garden spot.. all sitting on well draining sandy soil. Did 1/2 the property last summer; now finishing up the whole thing.

        Now that is a natural resource..

      18. My husband was talking last year of building a new shed at our mountain land.. Well little did I know that after my dads wife died he upgraded the plans, because our cabin is on hold indefinitely. He started it in April. We went down for the Memorial Day weekend and I helped him construct and raise the walls. WOW. This ia a cottage! Very small 16×28 with 8 ft of it being storage shed. Loft sleeping areas. It will be a gray water set up. It’s 50 feet from the creek. He found the plans at it’s the Jamaica cottage shop of Jamaica VT. He modified a 16×20 plan. He changed the walls to standard 2×4 stud wall construction (listed as board and batten (?sp). Is gonna cost about $5k to build, not including electric and ‘ finish’ work inside, but hey, a roof over my head if SHTF? I’m not complaining. Sorry for any typos. iPad while riding n in the car In The dark is tough.

      19. I get sick of the know it all blowhards who repeat the lies against cannabis legalization. The war on drugs is a major part of the continuous police state buildup. Keep arresting and jailing innocent American’s for victimless so called crimes. And no Barncat, cannabis does not damage young people’s minds. In fact, it opens their minds to the truth of the world they are living in. Big Pharma is the threat to young people, evidenced by the millions of youth on these mind wasting poisonous drugs. Cannabis is not addictive, non violent and has been in free use for thousands of years worldwide. Only when criminal predatory capitalism reared it’s greedy fangs did cannabis become a problem to the monied establishment. If you are for liberty and freedom, you must support complete cannabis legalization, which would cause entrenched interests opposing competition to fall by the wayside. The lies have gone on too long. Free the cannabis plant and reap this miraculous benefit to all of mankind.

      20. In the interest of building a lifelong habit of compliance and unquestioning loyalty among our youth, the Dept. Of Edyakayshun requires all school districts to implement use of the following teaching materials as part of Common Corpse.

        Little Green Riding Hood… Replaces the older red version. This wonderfully rewritten story encourages use of renewable resources and, at the same time promotes animal rights. The woodsman in the tale is tried and convicted for killing a protected species of wolf.

        Romeo And Barney Frank… a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic. The title characters overcome family objections (Romeo’s dad is in the Tea Party) and consummate their love. The heartwarming tale ends as the happy couple are married on the steps of the Massachusetts state capitol. (strong sexual content, appropriate for ages 5 and up)

        Brave New World, and 1984… these stories remain unchanged but will be moved to the Non-fiction category.

        • Your “Little Green Riding Hood” reminded me of an old record I have called “Little Blue Riding Hood” by Stan Freberg. It’s a spoof of Dragnet. “Only the color has been changed to prevent an investigation.”

          www (dot) youtube (dot) com/watch?v=Y_WhtSNG2wI

        • two thumbs up to the Okie-isms.

      21. Thought for the Day

        The Religion Of Consumerism

        They simply cannot see life in any other context and so they become trapped within a very sick and twisted form of human existence.

        our economy is now 70% based on consumerism

        ie we buy crap we don’t need,don’t really want and can’t afford

      22. There are NO NEW WAYS OF CREATING WEALTH. Marx was right about one thing, the only people who create wealth are farmers, miners, and manufacturers. Everyone else is a parasite.

      23. Thriving in the ‘new’ economy, means having blackmarket skills, and serving a local market.

      24. If we want to run with the dogs, then we cannot piss like a pup….

      25. This is something that is so sickening that I had to post it so others that have any doubt that islam is the most wicked cult on the planet can see what muslims are about. This is a COUNTRY handing out a death sentence for not being a muslim and a woman marrying a Christian. An innocent women with 2 children is going to be hanged for her religious choice. Nauseating to see this in the 21st. century, ANY century.

        From CBS news here is the article posted on their main web site at 11:31 AM today, May 27, 2014:

        Meriam Ibrahim, the woman sentenced to death for apostasy in Sudan while heavily pregnant, gave birth to a baby girl in jail, according to reports.

        Ibrahim, 27, gave birth to a girl early Tuesday in the hospital wing of a prison near Khartoum, one of her lawyers, Elshareef Ali, told Bloomberg.

        “They didn’t even take Meriam to a hospital – she just delivered inside a prison clinic,” the lawyer told The Telegraph. “Neither her husband nor I have been allowed to see them yet.”

        Ibrahim already has a 20-month-old son who is staying with her in her prison cell, according to multiple reports.

        Ibrahim was sentenced to death by hanging by a Shariah court in Khartoum earlier this month because she is a Muslim by birth who married a Christian man and refused to recant her Christian faith.

        The case has drawn widespread international attention and outrage.

        “The fact that a woman could be sentenced to death for her religious choice, and to flogging for being married to a man of an allegedly different religion, is abhorrent and should never be even considered,” Amnesty International said in a statement, quoting its Sudan researcher, Manar Idriss.

        “It is flagrant breach of international human rights law,” she said.

        As in many Muslim nations, Muslim women in Sudan are prohibited from marrying non-Muslims, though Muslim men can marry outside their faith. By law, children must follow their father’s religion.

        Sudan introduced Islamic shariah laws in the early 1980s, a move that contributed to the resumption of an insurgency in the mostly animist and Christian south of Sudan. An earlier round of civil war lasted 17 years and ended in 1972. The south seceded in 2011 to become the world’s newest nation, South Sudan.

        Sudanese President Omar Bashir, who seized power in a 1989 military coup, is an Islamist who says his country will implement Islam more strictly now that the non-Muslim south is gone.

        Ibrahim’s husband is an American citizen, and some American politicians have called for granting her asylum here.

        The U.S. State Department has only said it’s “deeply disturbed” by the sentence and has called on Sudan to respect freedom of religion.

        The Associated Press contributed to this report.


        • The Muslims you should fear more are the stealth Muslims. The ones trying to use our own laws against us.

          About 10 years back. Some Muslim woman was trying to get a drivers license in Florida. With the full Burka on and only the eyes showing. Fortunately her demands were thrown out in court. But they ARE pushing here and there. Trying to get their way over our way.

          Oklahoma passed a law that denied the courts from using international or other religions in Oklahoma courts. It passed but some rat bastard judge threw it out.

          • @ Sierra Dave. You are so correct about these suckers trying to INFECT everything they can with their cancerous sharia law. Really the problem with these sand maggots is VOLUME. There are over a billion of these cockraoches. That means that when they infect countries and somehow obtain citizenship they can vote in pro-muslim politicians and other law makers.

            What disturbs me so much is that these pig screwers are now on some “holy crusade” to go after any infidel. These demons crucified 3 Christian women a couple of weeks ago, and because of political correctness toxin it is not being discussued as showing what monsters islam is. In pakistan a woman was stoned to death by family members because of her choosing to be with a non-muslim.

            Like you said, these a hole judges in this country that are usually pro BO throw out good laws protecting Americans from this disease that is islam. The people of this country and most other allied countries just are suppose to accept the barbarian culture of muslims.

            What is so infuriating is that when some innocent person or number of people are tortured or murdered in the name of islam, where are these so called “peaceful” muslims coming out and denouncing this? It reminds me of this sick black brother or sister creed that when a black person goes out and commits a heinous crime the black community remains silent. It would not matter if some black psycho went out and gunned down a hundred little children, the black community would not openly come out and condemn this as evil beyond words because this was a “brother” or “sister” that did it.

            Same sh#$ with the muslims when some diaper heads go out and destroy hundreds of people’s lives, silence or don’t blame us. I very seldom ever see or hear of a large number of muslims calling their “brothers” or “sisters” monsters when they go out and massacre a bunch of people that have done nothing to harm islam at all. Any cult that can remain silent when these maniacs go and gun down little children holding their Bibles shows just how pure evil islam is and that Satanism is no different from islam. It is also sick that political correctness has totally shrounded the truth about this wickedness.

      26. well.uhh . for staters its like uhh. helpful too some people you know.. with stress n all. its like chill you know.GOD made it so it cant be all bad you knoww. like if it was bad why would GOD have like made it you know,think about it expand your mind.its natural man , i can dig it,you should too. its like this puff, puff , give man you know this….

      27. I plan to use my preps to sustain my family. I just do not feel to comfortable getting rich off the misfortune of others. We will all suffer because of our bankers. Good luck to all because it seems to be getting closer.

      28. The world is turning in to one big cesspool of corruption. Push HERE for a full reset.

      29. I have to agree the war on drugs is a HOAX! It is all over the government getting tax money from it.
        George Washington fought the Whiskey Rebellion or it because the government wasn’t getting any tax money off of it!

        The problem I am having is that most of the people on this site in the upper half was backing Pot.

        PEOPLE don’t you see that is what the PTB want. If everyone is HIGH or the greater majority it will be easier for them to make us cattle.

        All Drugs Pot, hard stuff (LSD, Brabs ECT), Alcohol, Caffeine, Fluoride, just to name a few will screw you and you will become SHEEPLE!!!!.

        As far as I’m concerned you have the right to do what you want in your home on your yard but when you bring it out on the street and it endangers my family is where I have a problem with it. For me it is no different that a Zombie or a Leach attacking Me and Mine! I will respond the same way.

        I can see the Thumbs Down on this one. Like I said, you do what you want. I will also do what I have to do. Like I said just don’t hurt my family or friends.

        • If I could give you 100 thumbs down I would.
          Dale, 1 of 10 driving cars on the highway toward your family are on psychotropic, mind altering drugs.
          Those are statistics released by doctors!!!

          I’d rather have one smoking pot than taking those drugs on my highways.

          • Federal prohibition has turned some cancer patients into felons. In addition to the human cost, marijuana prohibition bilks the taxpayer out of a staggering amount of money as well. The war on marijuana costs an amazing $42 billion dollars per year, according to a 2007 study. All the while, a mounting number of scientific studies show marijuana to pose no serious public health risk.

            Read it again. 42 billion could be used elsewhere; like fining and jailing doctors responsible for giving much worse in prescriptive form.

            • Everyone knows (unless they live under a rock) CIA bring in 500 BILLION in drugs every year here for resale.
              THAT”S why they don’t close the border!!! 🙁

            • @ JayJay,

              A few years back, I was returning from Houston TX heading back to the Carolinas. Early that morning, around 4:00 am, I was amazed at the crazy drivers out on the roads in Louisiana. I began to recall that I had witnessed many highway accidents while driving thru that state.

              Just after sunrise, I happened to flip the FM radio to a classic rock station and the two cut-up DJs were really good. One of them said, “for all you straight drivers out there, a word of caution; a new study has just come out that over 60% of the driving public in Louisiana, is taking some type of prescription medication.”

              And i thought, just how many are taking non-prescribed medications also. It’s a crazy world.

          • Like I said If they come after or hurt one of mine. They will pay PERIOD!
            If they just drive by and don’t hurt one of mine then they are free to go on their way.
            I don’t give a damn what the drug is. If some one on drugs hurts one of mine they will pay. Like I said It to me will be like a Zombie or a Leach attack!!!! My God have mercy on their souls, because I WILL NOT!!!

          • Jay Jay
            Only 2 down and 7 up.
            It looks like right now more people agree with me.
            You have your right to give me the thumbs down.
            You want to be a sheeple? Go right ahead because this is what TPTB wants. Your Call!

        • Sgt mostly I agree with you, but not here. The caffeine in my chocolate or Coffee does not make me a sheeple. (Other than the fact that several members of my family would tear your arms and legs off if you got between them and their morning cup of caffeine.) IMHO the gov has no right to protect ADULTS from their own voluntary actions. For the simple reason; Where does it stop? I also have no problem with pot or several other drugs. Yes with LSD, you go out and kill people, pot you set in the corner and be stupid.
          I have no problem with this. As long as I don’t have to support them, they are free to be as stupid as they wish. I’m willing to have them freeze to death if they are not smart enough to come inside; and I’ll be happy to pay to have them dumped into a shallow/cheap grave. I don’t care what the PTB do/does with them. I don’t want them on my side. They are also a waste of living space. I can think of nothing better than to have them on the other side.

      30. RBS announces hundreds of layoffs in the US. Great recovery. Hate to see what the MSM calls a depression. Hewlett Packard announces another 16,000 layoffs, bringing their total to 50,000 at HP.

      31. My poor are happy; neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them; my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars; the aged are not in want, the taxes are not oppressive; the rational world is my friend, because I am a friend of happiness’: when these things can be said,” Paine wrote, “then may that country boast of its constitution and its government.”

      32. I have been saying it for years.
        Rice, Beans & Water Filters FIRST, everything else takes a back seat.
        And as for investing in Gold & Silver (Do that last and only after you have tons of rice & beans and other survival supplies) the safest way to invest is in Silver and I mean JUNK SILVER like the 1964 and older silver dimes. As everyone knows what they are and no one is counterfeiting the lowly dime.
        And IF Silver goes to say $5,000 an ounce, How much would your single dime be worth? About $350.00 EACH! Making them much easier to trade for goods and services with. Can you imagine trying to trade a gold coin that no one has ever seen before, don’t know if it’s real or plated and YOU are claiming it’s worth $20,000 Good luck trying to trade that for something useful or needed. And IF you could spend it you will probably have to accept worthless paper money as change.
        But the lowly silver dime will be in BIG demand (then) when paper money will be worthless.
        Remember you heard it here, JUNK SILVER DIMES and forget rare or proof silver dimes that will mean nothing after the crash, so stick with the “JUNK SILVER DIMES”. And ONLY after you have all the preps you need for you and your family.
        JUNK SILVER DIMES the way of the Future

        • Can you imagine trying to trade that silver dime to the neighbor down the road for some potatoes?

          “Hey, this here dime is worth $350.”

          “Yea…that’s a goddam dime. Get off my yard before I feed you to the hogs.”

          If your PMs gain that much value you better sell them at the top and buy REAL assets like land and tools. There won’t be enough people that think your dime is worth more than ten cents after a collapse to be able to use them at what you think they are worth. When the dollar collapses there won’t be a dealer buying either…if you could find one. Their shops will be boarded up and they will be in their hideout they bought with the FRNs you gave them for junk silver.

          Better yet, if PMs spike you should sell your hoard and buy a stripper oil well and operate it yourself. A stripper well produces 10 barrels or less a day and you will always have something everyone wants…black gold…the REAL gold.

          You could sell the oil, barter it, or use it yourself. It’s recognized by everyone as valuable…moreso than PMs. You don’t need a refinery to use it. You can burn it as is. I built a gravity flow heater that uses waste oil out of a water heater tank, stovepipe, some copper tubing, a 5 gallon bucket and a cast iron fry pan. I still have it in my shed. I know the Nigerians steal the oil and do a rudimentary crack on it and use it for cooking and lighting so you can, too.

          Gold and silver are historically money (and I have some), but ALL money is based on one thing…energy. It could be BTUs, joules or calories, but all money is exchanged for energy (work) of some kind. Oil is the most convertible, dense source of energy there is. A big shortage of this REAL capital is just over the horizon.

      33. a little “light” reading

        All Wars Are Well Planned Banker Wars, including WWIII

        “Young, malleable American and other Western minds are sadly taught the Accidental view of history in the government school systems. This view is reinforced throughout their lives by the controlled mass media. As a result, when most discover the Conspiratorial View of History, the immediate reaction is shock, disbelief and a refusal to accept something other than they’ve been taught to believe.”

      34. MORE ‘wealth’ news. Seems Russia and China BOTH are concerned about ‘securing’ their physical Gold reserves.

        Now, why on Earth would they worry about such a thing? Maybe the same way Germany (and now Austria) have asked to have their Gold back. Things that make you go Hmmm…

        Putin Says Russia, China Need To Ensure Security Of Their Gold Reserves

        (from ZeroHedge site)
        One week ago we reported that while Russia was dumping a record amount of Treasury’s it was buying gold, or some 900,000 ounces to be precise. Today we learn that as Russia continues to purchase gold, and is likely taking advantage of the recent rout in gold prices, it certainly won’t be storing its physical metal with any of the western Central Banks. According to Reuters, shortly after Russia and China announced their historic gas deal, Vladimir Putin said at the recent International Economic Forum, that Russia need to ensure its gold and currency reserves are secure. And not just Russia: China too. Because apparently when it comes to speaking for “hard” monetary policy, Putin is now authorized to speak for both nations.

      35. Have your Web Gear ready?

      36. The recommendation of saving food in bulk if fine, but there are things to remember.

        Only buy canned food that has an expiration date of 3 years. The grocery store often puts their old cans up front for you to take off the shelf so avoid them.

        Second, bulk beans/rice/oats need to be stored where there is sun light on them so that mites will not destroy them.

        Third, easy to do, but often forgotten is to rotate your home stock of food. I break mine food down by the year of expiration date on the can.

        Great article because I’ve been expanding my bulk food for years. Just buy a few extra cans of food each time you go to the grocery store and it won’t take long before your have ample food stored.

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