This article was written by Michael Snyder and originally published at his Economic Collapse blog.
Editor’s Comment: The Middle Class has all but disappeared. But all the people who used to be in it are still around, struggling more than ever before, joining the ranks of America’s poor and working poor. Where some of the hardest working people in this country are learning to be dependent upon government, and that giving up hope is the best way to get over the blues of the wilting economy and evaporating dreams of a better life.
The only lesson a sane person could learn from the financial disaster that has befallen the United States, is that crime pays for those at the top of the system, who have rigged the economy and stunted the development of millions upon millions of Americans. Such a person would understand that a vibrant Middle Class just isn’t wanted today, that the value of human labor has declined exponentially, and that the future belongs to a tiny class of rulers and exploiters. The situation is bleak, indeed.
58 Facts About The U.S. Economy From 2015 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe
by Michael Snyder
The world didn’t completely fall apart in 2015, but it is undeniable that an immense amount of damage was done to the U.S. economy. This year the middle class continued to deteriorate, more Americans than ever found themselves living in poverty, and the debt bubble that we are living in expanded to absolutely ridiculous proportions. Toward the end of the year, a new global financial crisis erupted, and it threatens to completely spiral out of control as we enter 2016.
Over the past six months, I have been repeatedly stressing to my readers that so many of the exact same patterns that immediately preceded the financial crisis of 2008 are happening once again, and trillions of dollars of stock market wealth has already been wiped out globally. Some of the largest economies on the entire planet such as Brazil and Canada have already plunged into deep recessions, and just about every leading indicator that you can think of is screaming that the U.S. is heading into one.
So don’t be fooled by all the happy talk coming from Barack Obama and the mainstream media. When you look at the cold, hard numbers, they tell a completely different story. The following are 58 facts about the U.S. economy from 2015 that are almost too crazy to believe…
#1 These days, most Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. At this point 62 percent of all Americans have less than 1,000 dollars in their savings accounts, and 21 percent of all Americans do not have a savings account at all.
#2 The lack of saving is especially dramatic when you look at Americans under the age of 55. Incredibly, fewer than 10 percent of all Millennials and only about 16 percent of those that belong to Generation X have 10,000 dollars or more saved up.
#3 It has been estimated that 43 percent of all American households spend more money than they make each month.
#4 For the first time ever, middle class Americans now make up a minority of the population. But back in 1971, 61 percent of all Americans lived in middle class households.
#5 According to the Pew Research Center, the median income of middle class households declined by 4 percent from 2000 to 2014.
#6 The Pew Research Center has also found that median wealth for middle class households dropped by an astounding 28 percent between 2001 and 2013.
#7 In 1970, the middle class took home approximately 62 percent of all income. Today, that number has plummeted to just 43 percent.
#8 There are still 900,000 fewer middle class jobs in America than there were when the last recession began, but our population has gotten significantly larger since that time.
#9 According to the Social Security Administration, 51 percent of all American workers make less than $30,000 a year.
#10 For the poorest 20 percent of all Americans, median household wealth declined from negative 905 dollars in 2000 to negative 6,029 dollars in 2011.
#11 A recent nationwide survey discovered that 48 percent of all U.S. adults under the age of 30 believe that “the American Dream is dead”.
#12 Since hitting a peak of 69.2 percent in 2004, the rate of homeownership in the United States has been steadily declining every single year.
#13 At this point, the U.S. only ranks 19th in the world when it comes to median wealth per adult.
#14 Traditionally, entrepreneurship has been one of the primary engines that has fueled the growth of the middle class in the United States, but today the level of entrepreneurship in this country is sitting at an all-time low.
#15 For each of the past six years, more businesses have closed in the United States than have opened. Prior to 2008, this had never happened before in all of U.S. history.
#16 If you can believe it, the 20 wealthiest people in this country now have more money than the poorest 152 million Americans combined.
#17 The top 0.1 percent of all American families have about as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent of all American families combined.
#18 If you have no debt and you also have ten dollars in your pocket, that gives you a greater net worth than about 25 percent of all Americans.
#19 The number of Americans that are living in concentrated areas of high poverty has doubled since the year 2000.
#20 An astounding 48.8 percent of all 25-year-old Americans still live at home with their parents.
#21 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 49 percent of all Americans now live in a home that receives money from the government each month, and nearly 47 million Americans are living in poverty right now.
#22 In 2007, about one out of every eight children in America was on food stamps. Today, that number is one out of every five.
#23 According to Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer, the authors of a new book entitled “$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America“, there are 1.5 million “ultrapoor” households in the United States that live on less than two dollars a day. That number has doubled since 1996.
#24 46 million Americans use food banks each year, and lines start forming at some U.S. food banks as early as 6:30 in the morning because people want to get something before the food supplies run out.
#25 The number of homeless children in the U.S. has increased by 60 percent over the past six years.
#26 According to Poverty USA, 1.6 million American children slept in a homeless shelter or some other form of emergency housing last year.
#27 Police in New York City have identified 80 separate homeless encampments in the city, and the homeless crisis there has gotten so bad that it is being described as an “epidemic”.
#28 If you can believe it, more than half of all students in our public schools are poor enough to qualify for school lunch subsidies.
#29 According to a Census Bureau report that was released a while back, 65 percent of all children in the U.S. are living in a home that receives some form of aid from the federal government.
#30 According to a report that was published by UNICEF, almost one-third of all children in this country “live in households with an income below 60 percent of the national median income”.
#31 When it comes to child poverty, the United States ranks 36th out of the 41 “wealthy nations” that UNICEF looked at.
#32 An astounding 45 percent of all African-American children in the United States live in areas of “concentrated poverty”.
#33 40.9 percent of all children in the United States that are being raised by a single parent are living in poverty.
#34 There are 7.9 million working age Americans that are “officially unemployed” right now and another 94.4 million working age Americans that are considered to be “not in the labor force”. When you add those two numbers together, you get a grand total of 102.3 million working age Americans that do not have a job right now.
#35 According to a recent Pew survey, approximately 70 percent of all Americans believe that “debt is a necessity in their lives”.
#36 53 percent of all Americans do not even have a minimum three-day supply of nonperishable food and water at home.
#37 According to John Williams of shadowstats.com, if the U.S. government was actually using honest numbers the unemployment rate in this nation would be 22.9 percent.
#38 Back in 1950, more than 80 percent of all men in the United States had jobs. Today, only about 65 percent of all men in the United States have jobs.
#39 The labor force participation rate for men has plunged to the lowest level ever recorded.
#40 Wholesale sales in the U.S. have fallen to the lowest level since the last recession.
#41 The inventory to sales ratio has risen to the highest level since the last recession. This means that there is a whole lot of unsold inventory that is just sitting around out there and not selling.
#42 The ISM manufacturing index has fallen for five months in a row.
#43 Orders for “core” durable goods have fallen for ten months in a row.
#44 Since March, the amount of stuff being shipped by truck, rail and air inside the United States has been falling every single month on a year over year basis.
#45 Wal-Mart is projecting that its earnings may fall by as much as 12 percent during the next fiscal year.
#46 The Business Roundtable’s forecast for business investment in 2016 has dropped to the lowest level that we have seen since the last recession.
#47 Corporate debt defaults have risen to the highest level that we have seen since the last recession. This is a huge problem because corporate debt in the U.S. has approximately doubled since just before the last financial crisis.
#48 Holiday sales have gone negative for the first time since the last recession.
#49 The velocity of money in the United States has dropped to the lowest level ever recorded. Not even during the depths of the last recession was it ever this low.
#50 Barack Obama promised that his program would result in a decline in health insurance premiums by as much as $2,500 per family, but in reality average family premiums have increased by a total of $4,865 since 2008.
#51 Today, the average U.S. household that has at least one credit card has approximately $15,950 in credit card debt.
#52 The number of auto loans that exceed 72 months has hit at an all-time high of 29.5 percent.
#53 According to Dr. Housing Bubble, there have been “nearly 8 million homes lost to foreclosure since the homeownership rate peaked in 2004″.
#54 One very disturbing study found that approximately 41 percent of all working age Americans either currently have medical bill problems or are paying off medical debt. And collection agencies seek to collect unpaid medical bills from about 30 million of us each and every year.
#55 The total amount of student loan debt in the United States has risen to a whopping 1.2 trillion dollars. If you can believe it, that total has more than doubled over the past decade.
#56 Right now, there are approximately 40 million Americans that are paying off student loan debt. For many of them, they will keep making payments on this debt until they are senior citizens.
#57 When you do the math, the federal government is stealing more than 100 million dollars from future generations of Americans every single hour of every single day.
#58 An astounding 8.16 trillion dollars has already been added to the U.S. national debt while Barack Obama has been in the White House. That means that it is already guaranteed that we will add an average of more than a trillion dollars a year to the debt during his presidency, and we still have more than a year left to go.
What we have seen so far is just the very small tip of a very large iceberg. About six months ago, I stated that “our problems will only be just beginning as we enter 2016″, and I stand by that prediction.
We are in the midst of a long-term economic collapse that is beginning to accelerate once again. Our economic infrastructure has been gutted, our middle class is being destroyed, Wall Street has been transformed into the biggest casino in the history of the planet, and our reckless politicians have piled up the biggest mountain of debt the world has ever seen.
Anyone that believes that everything is “perfectly fine” and that we are going to come out of this “stronger than ever” is just being delusional. This generation was handed the keys to the finest economic machine of all time, and we wrecked it. Decades of incredibly foolish decisions have culminated in a crisis that is now reaching a crescendo, and this nation is in for a shaking unlike anything that it has ever seen before.
So enjoy the rest of 2015 while you still can.
2016 is almost here, and it is going to be quite a year…
Nothing is too crazy to believe anymore.
I worry more about my kids and what thier life will be like in the future.
Have a great Christmas, may all be well…
Next year might be a doozy, hope yall are prepped…
I disagree with a lot of M. Snyders points. But he is certainly correct that the relative wealth most of enjoyed as we grew up and aged with, will not be available to our grand kids. Democrats stole it from them. Democrats and GOPe continue to steal.
Merry Christmas to all, pray for peace and prosperity, prepare for reality.
Muhammad instructed his followers to drink camel piss. No joke.
Jesus is lord.
My New Year’s Resolution is to learn about Christianity. And to be nice to people. And to turn from sin to Jesus.
Good move Acid, glad you want to find out what this is all about.
I keep a Bible in my throne room, and will read a chapter a day or more.
Your posts have been getting better, I know you realize that everyone is a sinner, I am probably one of the worst.
The hardest part might be changing the friends you have now. It was mine. I still keep up with some, but some had to get out of my life.
Be well sir…
Always thought there was a thoughtful nice person inside Acid
All of the 58 items in this list is the direct result of NWO Globalism. You cannot grow an economy, at least not for long, if you facilitate the theft of your Nation’s industrial and manufacturing base, offshore.
The numbers are in. FREE TRADE has been the death of the American Middle Class. Remember that MORON, CLARK, who was still living at home in his mother’s basement, who use to praise FREE TRADE ???
Wonder what ever happened to THAT brilliant economic mind. LMAO !!! 🙂
Acid aint nice, He’s real.
Merry Christmas Acid, you’ll never walk alone.
That is absolutely wonderful. My prayer is you will blessed in 2016.
Merry Christmas, y’all.
And the same to you too.
Thanks for speaking the words THEY don’t want uttered.
Peace to you and your kin.
Add to the above the majority of people in this country now firmly believe it’s the job of government to provide for them when they have a need and you can only conclude that as a nation we are doomed.
The season and approaching New Year once held hope for better times ahead, or so I thought.
OK we all know that times are going to get tuff. But for the next few days let us give thanks for what we have and live for the today and not worry about tomorrow!
This what I’m doing until Jan. 2Nd.
Sarge, I’m doing the same thing at the BOL for a whole week.
Brave, SW, and anyone who wants to show up.
12-29-15, Tuesday, 10am, at this Waffle House.
I would love to, but I’m having test done. You know the 5 year ones. I would much rather be at the Waffle House that at the hospital. Some day my friends we will meet face to face.
Sgt., good luck with the test. If it is the colonoscopy, the prep is the worse part.
Happy New Year!
How is that Hope and Change.
The government should change the definition of what middle class is.
They change the definition of everything else so why not??
The socialist War on Poverty, started by LBJ, has now spent around $20 trillion, give or take a trillion. Done a LOT of good, hasn’t it!
And the first major city to adopt the sister socialist programme, the Model Cities Program, was Detroit. You know… Detroit. The only city you can walk 12 blocks and STILL be at the scene of the crime. Population has halved, and within the city limits there have been black bear sightings. See the always excellent Steven Crowder’s take on Detroit at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmWyw2rxx-I You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll hurl.
Truth is, leftism MURDERED over 100 MILLION last century (see The Black Book of Communism, Oxford Univ. Press, S. Courtois, et al). Today’s Fabian socialists, along with the Alinksy, Gramsci, Frankfurt School vile adherents, don’t outright murder. They just destroy careers, economies, livelihoods, savings, truth, true education, science (faux BIG GREEN MONEY global warming, anyone) and more.
The war on poverty worked perfectly. They created welfare cities in the North and encouraged millions to migrate from rural America to the cities with the highest welfare payout.
These were democrat controlled cities for the most part and they paid these new devoted Voters well. Soon whole generations grew up who knew nothing but welfare. To get a welfare check the women had to be single or divorced with children under 5. So every five years they’d have another baby.
To insure and continue their welfare checks they became devoted Democrat voters.
Now democrats are doing it all over again to exploit illegal aliens this time.
It’s getting ugly.
Come the new year I’m ’bout ready for the cards to fall where they may. Gettin’ edgy with all this waistn’ ’round.
Ditto, Merry Christmas to all!!!!!!!!!
I am grateful for what I have. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
It Takes A Child
One Christmas Eve in Illinois, told by the mother…
We were the only family with children in the restaurant. I sat Erik in a high chair and noticed everyone was quietly eating and talking.
Suddenly Erik squealed with glee and said, “Hi there!” He pounded his fat baby hands on the high chair tray. His eyes were wide with excitement and his mouth was a big smile. He wiggled and giggled with merriment.
I looked around and saw the source of his merriment. It was a man with a tattered rag of a coat, dirty, greasy and worn. His pants were baggy, with a zipper at half-mast and his toes poked out of would be shoes. His shirt was dirty and his hair was uncombed and unwashed. His whiskers were too short to be called a beard, and his nose was so varicose it looked like a road map.
We were too far from him to smell, but I’m sure he smelled. His hands waved and flapped on loose wrists. “Hi there, baby. Hi there, big boy. I see ya buster,” the man said to Erik.
My husband and I exchanged “What do we do?” looks. Erik continued to laugh and answer, “Hi, hi there.”
Everyone in the restaurant noticed and looked at us and then at the man. The old geezer was creating a nuisance with my beautiful baby.
Our meal came and the man began shouting from across the room, “Do you know patty cake? Do you know peek-a-boo? Hey look, he knows peek-a-boo.”
Nobody thought the old man was cute. He was obviously drunk. My husband and I were embarrassed. We ate in silence, all except for Erik, who was running through his repertoire for the admiring skid-row bum, who in turn reciprocated with his cute comments.
We finally got through the meal and headed for the door. My husband went to pay the check and told me to meet him in the parking lot. The old man sat poised between me and the door. “Lord, let me get out of here before he speaks to me or Erik,” I prayed.
As I drew closer to the man I turned my back trying to side-step him and avoid any air he might be breathing. As I did, Erik leaned over my arm, reaching out with both arms in a baby’s pick-me-up position.
Before I could stop him, Erik had propelled himself from my arms to the man’s.
Suddenly a very old, smelly man and very young toddler consummated their love relationship. Erik in an act of total trust, love and submission, laid his tiny head upon the man’s ragged shoulder. The man’s eyes closed and I saw tears hover beneath his lashes. His aged hands, full of grime, pain, and hard labor-gently, so gently, cradled my baby and stroked his back.
No two beings have ever loved so deeply for so short a time. I stood awestruck. The old man rocked and cradled Erik in his arms for a moment and then his eyes opened and set squarely on mine. He said in a firm commanding voice, “You take care of this baby.”
Somehow I managed, “I will.”
He pried Erik from his chest-unwillingly, longingly, as though he were in pain. I received my baby and the man said, “God bless you, Ma’am. You’ve given me my Christmas gift.”
I said nothing more than a muttered thanks and with Erik in my arms, I ran for the car. My husband asked why I was crying and holding Erik so tightly. All I could say was, “God, God forgive me.”
God was asking me, “Are you willing to share your son for a moment?” when He was willing to share His Son for all eternity.
And I was a Christian who was blind, holding a child who was not.
That night Christ’s love was witnessed through the innocence of a tiny child, who saw no sin, who made no judgement. A child who saw a soul.
“the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us…”
Great one, Grandee.
One of the hardest things to NOT do in life are judging others.
Then forgiving others is the hardest to do too…
Judging others is an instinctual part of keeping our babies safe. Overcoming that primeval urge isn’t something that should come naturally in most circumstances.
Don’t beat yourself up
” It’s insane” I got into an argument with a guy today about how the the elderly work their hole life then lose their property to property taxes. No matter what I told him he thinks too bad for them they should know better. This guy comes from a good family, about 40.I think at 65 you shouldn’t have to pay property taxes/ school tax. His own parents are retired and gets a pension from the state an SS. What about that 70 yr woman and her husband that worked for 40 plus years and now he’s dead, that work their hole lives to own their house and can’t work nomore. He says too bad for her. My God no respect for the elderly.I know its Chrismas but I hope him and his hole Family lose everything, health, money,houses,cars,friends and anything else that matters to them. Then and only then will people like this under stand, sad to say. May God forgive me.
May God forgive THEM.
Screw that, you shooda kicked em’ in the balls lol 🙂
Oh ya, probably doesn’t have any. A swift one to the mangina should work too lol.
I know many of us say “lets get this started already” whatever “this” is going to be. Total financial collapse, another 2008 only 10 times worse. Or is it an EMP launched from off the coast and it cripples 3/4 of the US. Sending millions into a horrible existence or death.
People write its going to be in 2010 or 11 or 12…no 2015 and of course now 2016. But as tiring of this as we all are do we really want “it” to happen. Do any of us really want to see first hand people die or know that millions have, will or are dieing right now? With all the guns and ammo we have including me…do I really want to have to shoot people because they are starving?
If Obama makes an EO that says as of Jan 1, 2016 it will be illegal to own guns and ammo and they must be turned in to “authorities” for our own good.
Do I really want to have to make that decision knowing that if I dont it is possible that at sometime I may have to fight and die for what I beleive.
It is very easy for any of us including me to say “hell yes out of my cold dead hands” but do I realy want cold dead hands? Do I actually have the stones to take that step?
Its just I beleive this country and scoiety has reached a tipping point or at least we are only nanoseconds in the history of this planet away from that point.
How much more Obama, illegals, refugees, debt, taxes, wars, stupid laws, gun control, survalence and lies from our government can this nation take or be expected to take?
I dont know nor does anyone really.
But I do hope that we all can continue to wake up breathing every morning. And when the time comes for “it” we are ready, willing and able to affect the change this country needs to be restored to something it once was.
Sorry I will stop my rambling….Merry Christmas
If there is an EO I will bury my guns and ammo. Not on my property but someplace I know and that I can get to that is private. No way am I giving up anything after an EO. No way in hell.
I hear ya. I can pass on being “right” about it all going down. I believe is already crashed. I prefer this to the worst. I have no desire to see it but will endure to the end.
The figures on free school lunches cannot be relied on. My sister was in 1st grade back in the 1970s. She saw a list in the trash in her classroom, retrieved it, and brought it home. It was a list of her classmates who were getting free or reduced lunches. She was the only person in the class paying full price for her lunch. There was a girl in her class whose father owned the largest car dealer in town. There were children of doctors and of a lawyer or two. All of those parents had lied on the forms to get free lunches for their children. At that time, you could put what you wanted on the form, and it could not be disputed.
The savings rate might be a little higher if the banks actually paid some interest. I don’t put any money in savings because the money is better spent on food and other supplies. The inflation rate is much higher than the interest rate at any bank for any account or certificate of deposit. Also, you might lose your money if you keep it in a bank. I’ll take my chances with my own “Bank of Hidey Hole.”
It’s almost Christmas, so I will finish wrapping a couple of presents.
To show you that intelligence is not inherited equally throughout a family, I have a relative who keeps running out of room for photos on her phone. She posts them on Facebook and then deletes them from her phone to make room. She thinks her baby’s photos will be there forever. I can’t count all the websites that people have posted to and then suddenly found the websites closed for business and everything deleted without any notice. So, for her Christmas present, I searched throughout her Facebook account, downloaded copies of all her photos, and put them all on a memory stick to give her. Maybe she’ll appreciate it.
I’ll be where I can’t be found tomorrow, no cable, satellite or proper internet, and barely any cell service (I don’t carry tracking devices anyway).
What a thoughtful gift!
I just bought 128 gig thumb drive and copied my entire digital music collection into it. It took forever to copy 500 .mp4 albums and over 2000 singles.
I have another one for photos, one for my art projects and other digital graphics I want to keep, like favorite wallpapers, a smaller one for documents and lists of all sorts, like backup phone lists and such.
I spent $25 and got a small wallet-like thing to put them all in that is water-proof and supposed to be EMP proof.
I want to add one with my favorite movies on it.
It’s my one-stop-media center, about the size of a tri-fold men’s wallet.
6Pak, my have prices dropped.
In ’85 bought 30 meg hard drive for $250.
One thing in time that went DOWN in time…
Now 128 gig is about 60 bucks???
eppe ~ I bought my first hard drive in 1998. It was 5G and cost $200, which was considered very reasonable at the time. A computer guy that I knew told about the moment when hard drive storage space finally got up to 20 megs…. he and his associates just gaped at each other and said “what in the world will we do with all that space?!”
(to the younger folks: practically the only thing you could generate on a computer at this time was very simple text documents in a primitive format, which took only a tiny amount of storage space.)
If # 34 is accurate then # 37 is a mathematical impossibility……..34.1% is more like it!
Inside the mind of HCKS, and from the the women’s mouth.. you be the judge..first of all, Merry Christmas to everyone and Merry Christmas to th wonderfully smart and super intelligent women preppers on this site.
Women, you are totally complete plucked and finished.i am not taking about women preppers on this site..
METRO ATTRACTIVE SUPERFISIAL BITCHES.
Yes this is the one trend that dumb downed women monitor.. since the first question they ask me once ether meet them is what do you do for a living. In. My younger naive years, learned, I learned this one..in my current years I would tell them that I sack groceries at krogers, did this a chick two years ago, darn well knowing that I am making money and have my own business. Those super attractive women would simply look at me and role their eyes, cut me off get up and walk off..the only down side was that now I have to pay and extra $25.00 dollars..then the waitress would then come up to me asking me what happened, Mt response would. Be just $25.00, cheap lesson..that was about 6 to eight years ago..and it was still tending in my modern world. During that time when the economy was still good before the trustworthy US government engineered the economic crash to blame Russian and Chinese currencies, I was making a little money..the reality of bad, shitty ride attractive women were forcing me to face the reality that America was gone and that I better start looking into dating unattractive women..the ugly women liked the fact that I was handsome and that they would be able to be with a muscular stud like me..once the 2013 election roles around the sandy hook false flag commensed.., follows by the EMP incident that we barely escaped on October 2013, my priorities suddenly changed and now the reality set in, and more observation proved that both attractive and ugly women made no sense anymore because I was now homeless and in calapse. I had to adapt and evolve. My discovery of the preppers like you guys saved my life and my sorr..ass, to resurrect from the ashes to build a new world, a better one..in my new world I am basically dead, food supply and has cut off, people are coming to kill me then eat me a.d take my prepps,..and this is the real world..so women had to be removed from the equation. I met the scientists at a meeting that knew I was on to something and asked me to meet up with him so that he could tell me what was really about to go down.. you have adapted well being homeless.. the only reason what you still alive is because it’s personal calapse, Not City wide calapse. You know the rest.
My priorities changed. I stopped dating. I was no longer interested in listening to stupid women.. every date,every conservation leads to how much money your making and this had to stop. So I stopped it. We almost got EMP the phuck our of us and this botch is asking me about how much do I make.. it was time for strategic security for the next 20 years s d long term survival..
Your city calapses, your food an water cuts off, your going to get you ass killed..i figured it out on my own right on time to learn about the women ELE, event that wipers then off the map, and it happened I the war game because of the women stupidly and they they have not eve loved in the last 5000 years..first it was the size of your cave send weapons, not it’s you bank account and now you have money, no food no water and now your getting killed by dred lock and military troops.
The change for me now included me and other men of one minds, excluding women, putting them on the back burner since the survival formula prove that they are a liability not and investment. Common sense and constructive thinking prevailed.
Women are divorcing the men, tapping their accounts and have taken the children, since ether are STUPID, TRUST ME DIVORCED PREPPERS WHO HAVE HAD THIS HAPPEN TO YOU, YOU WILL GET THE FINAL LAUGH..THE DAY OF RECONING DRAWS NEAR..GOD IS ON YOUR SIDE..
THESE STUPID WOMEN, further endangering the kids lives by removing the father, both the father and the mother still cannot protect then, in calapse even if the family stays together in calapse because thevly are not preppers. At the end of the day women are extremely unless and stupid.. and before you women start on me,i have news for you, I have girlfriend and she is watching me type this crap..right now..and it’s the truth honey..
Your lucky if you survive calapse because of me..oh shut up is her response..your lucky I am even letting your move in..at least it aint money your after..at learn she is smart packing up her crap to move into my Co do to so solidate resources, and gain the protection of first hand multi-year response if we get invaded. Since she is in the company of none only her than the USRNSP. United States Red Neck Special Forces.
Women, don’t you luv em..
HCKS- Thanks for differentiating between the users, the takers and the givers. Some of the most wonderful women I know have been the most beautiful and vice versa. We women have our seasons and our good and bad points, just like men- it certainly would not be fair to categorize all men under the same rubric. Funny thing is, I find men are more helpful to me when I look nice and wear a dress, although I am the same person walking about all the time. Truth be told, there are many silly, self-obsessed women out there, but our culture encourages that. How many women I know spend over $100 a month on their nails because the men in their lives like long nails… hair extensions or hair coloring because people respond better to them as a blonde… etc. Sounds like you have found a very nice lady, and I know that her value will become more and more apparent to you as time goes on. Merry Christmas HCKS.
Ross Perot was right…
Unfortunately, only 19% of the country listened in 1992.
Thus, we are now living in the “Great sucking sound”, of factories and jobs leaving the country.
An economy stands on three legs; agriculture, mining, manufacturing. The rest ‘services’ those three. But, when we pretend, or rather, the gov pretends that making hamburgers is ‘manufacturing’, then you’re toast.
We are now burnt toast, and now, Karl Marx gets the last laugh. Whereby he said that the rich would become so greedy they would globalize labor, drive down the cost of wages, and spark the global communist revolution… ain’t quite there yet, but, there is an alternative to the Big Two; ie capitalism vs communism.
The Rich are the problem, always have been, always will be. Until you come to the mindset, that ‘materialism’ is The Big Lie.
The Alternative to ‘federalized’ governments and banks? Decentralized confederations, local to region.
In other words; “Pound our swords into plowshares, our spears into pruning hooks, and neither learn war, anymore.”
Prepping is a spiritual life choice, to go ‘Galt’ is to abandon pure materialism, of both stripes. For in the end, both systems are based on the Head of Gold, that stands on the two legs of ideologies, and may be brought down by a rock unhewn by human hands. The preachers cannot see it, but the Rock is the Key to prophecy. It also links the prophecies of Daniel and John.
The Rock is the Kaaba of Mecca, a meteorite that was turned into a shrine of Islam. The only way to survive the future, with something of ourselves intact, it to join together into a confederacy of right thinking people and Go Galt en masse, supporting each other with homemade/homegrown/DIY cottage industries and create a barter credit system. Those who understand that our natural rights come from God, and law is the codification of that fact. That even those who don’t believe, understand that their lives were better under that system, than the alternative of having privileges granted by men.
You already see The Left leg joining with Islam, because they are scared, they think they can make mooslims their friends. They cannot accept the concept of Evil, it will be their undoing. The Spiritual based Prepper understands, there is evil in the world, and it has a name; Islam.
Now, Mr Trump is right. F* Moooslimes.
Listen, don’t listen, I hope you don’t get caught in a ‘Sharia zone’.
The Pope now says this could be your last Christmas?
Well, I guess he would know since he is the Chief one cozying up to the mooslimes.
May the Force be with you.
Oh Michael, you are quite the one trick pony. Only a few more days for your years of collapse predictions to come true. You are auch a false prophet. You have only discouraged people instead of building them up and offering something they could use. After this year ends with no collapse, let’s see if you admit you’re wrong like a man, or keep writing your trash like a fear for money author.
Go to hell.
I am no prophet, and haven’t predicted ‘collapse’.
I see trends, and trends have a nasty tendency to complete historical rhymes.
Ecoprepper…your banned. Your won’t no preppers fool..How dare you criticize Michael.. well his post is right on the money.. your can’t handle HCKS, so now you after mike..
YOUR BANNNED FOR AGENCY ASS CLOWNRY..PHUCK OFF AND GO EAT SH….T PUNK.
Agency ass clown super moderator..
Piper Michael, just because you blow Michael’s pipe, does not make him a prophet. He has written these same articles for years. You may want to educate yourself on how many sites he has and see how much revenue is generated. To Houston/ etc/ etc ……….. Didn’t mean to burst your bubble.
Still going through personal shtf glad for preps for family loss,our new normal is going to
Be hard. Glad to see some turning to the bible for comfort ,am clinging to my own belief
In our time of grief. Have given loved one up to god but not without some pain and personal
Turmoil. Christmas was just there for our family not really joyful,needed a good holiday meal thankful for it and support.
Friends and neighbors came out of the woodwork to help and still are,
Am very blessed for all their help both now and in coming year. Personaly want to thank all
For pepper tips that are going to help us through this, would be so much worse off otherwise
Right now. Had food ,money, tucked away and we needed them, Are ahead in this way.
Thanks to all ,keep up the help for others , we all need it………….
Meanwhile, China started a new world bank, AIIB, and our allies all joined it with great glee. Japan and US declined. Fight the IF and it’s choke hold on global economies. Finalized Friday, December 25, 2015.
Phuck you, you since piece of sh..t phuck off eat sh..t punk. Nothing wrong with Mac making money from this site. You think this is just about money eh.. that is where you are wrong.. calapse is coming and you are DHS.. so go phuck off answer sh….t ass wipe..2016 will prove this fact of life you gay faggot cock sucker..Your phucking BANNED. Mac please remove this piece of crap from the website..and filter his ass..
You offer quite a challenging argument. I must say you have really put me in my place. What’s say we settle our differences in a proper manner. Spelling contest maybe?
The middle class has always kept the economy going now due to no jobs, low wages, jobs going overseas, factories closing it will soon be the rich and poor.
Plus I see a lot of the younger generation are not good money managers there by they have college loans, credit card loans, and some result to car title loans to stay float.
In regards to college loans both the students and parents knew the cost when the children went to college. ITS TIME TO CUT UP ALL CREDIT CARDS IF YOU CAN’T AFFORD IT THE DONT BUY IT.