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50 Shocking Questions That You Should Ask To Anyone That Is Not A Prepper Yet
Market Daily News ^ | 1/17/13 | M. Snyder

Posted on 02/06/2013 2:02:13 PM PST by mgist

50 Shocking Questions That You Should Ask To Anyone That Is Not A Prepper Yet

January 17th, 2013 Michael Snyder: Share this list of shocking questions with everyone you know that needs to wake up. Sometimes asking good questions is the best way to get someone that you care about to understand something. When I attended law school, I became very familiar with something called “the Socratic method”. It is a method that has been traditionally used in law schools all over the United States. Law professors will bombard their students with questions, and the goal is to stimulate critical thinking and allow students to discover the answers for themselves. Many times those of us that can see what is happening to this country get frustrated when we try to get others to see what is so apparent to us. But instead of preaching to them, perhaps asking questions would be more helpful. When you ask someone a question, they are almost forced to think about what you just said and come up with a response. And without a doubt, the fact that America is in decline is undeniable. Those that would choose to blindly have faith in the system are foolish, because it is glaringly obvious that the system is failing. Our economy is heading for collapse and the world around us is becoming more unstable with each passing day. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that the number of preppers in the United States is absolutely exploding. Some estimates put the number of preppers in the U.S. as high as 3 million, and the movement continues to explode.

So exactly what is a “prepper”? Well, the truth is that there is a tremendous amount of diversity among the people that fall under that label.

To me, you don’t have to move to Montana and store 500 cases of MREs in a nuclear fallout shelter to be considered a prepper. I believe that anyone that can see a very serious crisis coming and that is taking steps to prepare for that crisis would be considered a prepper. You might be living next to one and never even know it. Many families have converted spare rooms into food pantries or are taking survival training on the weekends. Others have renewed their interest in gardening or have started to invest in precious metals. As far as I am concerned, anything that you can do to become more self-sufficient and more independent of the system is a good thing, because the system is rapidly failing.

Perhaps you are reading this and you are thinking that people who are “preparing for disaster” are being rather foolish. Well, I encourage you to read the list of questions that I have compiled below and come to your own conclusions.

The following are 50 shocking questions that you should ask to anyone that is not a prepper yet…

#1 Why are sales of physical silver coins breaking all sorts of all-time records? The U.S. Mint is on pace to sell more silver eagles during the first month of 2013 than it did during the entire year of 2007.

#2 Why has Germany announced that it will be moving gold from New York and Paris to its own vaults back home? Is this a sign of a breakdown in trust among global central banks?

#3 Why is China systematically hoarding gold?

#4 Why have billionaires such as George Soros and John Paulson been hoarding massive amounts of gold?

#5 Why are billionaires buying up so much ranch land up in Montana?

#6 Why is Russia warning that we are rapidly approaching a global “currency war”?

#7 Why has Barack Obama chosen this moment to launch an all-out attack on the Second Amendment?

#8 Why does Barack Obama want doctors to ask their patients questions about firearms?

#9 Why is there an incredibly severe nationwide ammunition shortage all of a sudden?

#10 Why has a bill been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that “would ban Internet or mail order ammunition purchases“?

#11 Why are gun control advocates such as Piers Morgan pushing for us to become more like the UK when the UK actually has a much higher violent crime rate than we do?

#12 Why was a Forbes article that made a connection between the use of psychiatric drugs and the mass shootings that we have seen in recent years almost immediately taken down from the Internet?

#13 Why does the federal government want to start putting “black boxes” in all new motor vehicles?

#14 Why are some U.S. states now using computers to predict “future crimes“?

#15 Why are “black-clad federal SWAT teams” raiding farms and ranches all over the United States?

#16 Why are we all being trained to spy on one another?

#17 Why are highly advanced facial recognition cameras being put upall over the United States?

#18 Why have police departments all over America begun to deployunmanned surveillance drones in the skies over our cities?

#19 Why are schools all over America beginning to require students to carry IDs with RFID microchips in them wherever they go?

#20 Why are more Americans not outraged that nearly 400 TSA employees have been fired for stealing from travelers since 2003?

#21 Why are Americans not more outraged that TSA goons are manhandling the private areas of our women and our children in the name of “national security”?

#22 Why is an elderly survivor of the Nazi occupation of Austria, Kitty Werthmann, warning that America is heading down the exact same path that she experienced?

#23 If the economy is in good shape, then why are more than one out of every four U.S. workers with a 401(k) raiding those funds in order to pay current expenses?

#24 Why does the Federal Reserve continue to insist that the economy is “improving” when it obviously is not?

#25 Why can so few Americans explain how money is created in the United States?

#26 Why has the U.S. dollar declined in value by well over 95 percent since the Federal Reserve was created?

#27 Why is the U.S. national debt more than 5000 times larger than it was when the Federal Reserve was created?

#28 Why isn’t the mainstream media in the U.S. discussing the fact that the U.S. dollar is in danger of losing its status as the primary reserve currency of the world?

#29 Why don’t more Americans know about the quadrillion dollar derivatives bubble?

#30 Why did the U.S. national debt grow during the first four years of the Obama administration by about as much as it did from the time that George Washington took office to the time that George W. Bush took office?

#31 Why is the middle class in America bringing home a smaller share of the overall income pie than has ever been recorded before?

#32 If the U.S. economy is producing a healthy number of good jobs, then why are we spending nearly a trillion dollars a year on welfare?

#33 If the U.S. economy is not collapsing, then why has the number of Americans on food stamps grown from 17 million in the year 2000 to more than 47 million today?

#34 If America is still an economic powerhouse, then why have we lostmore than 56,000 manufacturing facilities since 2001?

#35 Why are we losing half a million jobs to China every single year?

#36 Why were one out of every ten homes sold in the state of California last year purchased by Chinese citizens?

#37 Why has the percentage of men with jobs in the United States fallen so dramatically? Back in 1950, more than 80 percent of all men in the United States had jobs. Today, less than 65 percent of all men in the United States have jobs.

#38 Why are so many Americans poor today? According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 146 million Americans are either “poor” or “low income”. Why is this happening?

#39 Why does the U.S. government have a website that teaches immigrants how to sign up for welfare programs once they arrive in the United States?

#40 Why has the number of gang members living in the United States risen by an astounding 40 percent just since 2009?

#41 Why does approximately one out of every three children in the United States live in a home without a father? Can such a society prosper in the long run?

#42 Why are our supermarkets being flooded with genetically-modified foods when a whole host of studies have shown that they are potentially dangerous to human health?

#43 If the economy has “improved” during the Obama years, then why are hunger and poverty still absolutely skyrocketing in the United States?

#44 Why are more than a million public school students in the United States homeless?

#45 Why are more than 50 percent of all children in Detroit living in poverty? Detroit used to be one of the greatest cities in the entire world. How did such prosperity turn into such desolation?

#46 Why did a violent riot break out at an event where government-subsidized section 8 housing vouchers were being handed out in a suburb of Detroit earlier this month? Is this the kind of unrest that we can expect to see all over the country when things get really bad?

#47 Why are cities all over the United States making it illegal to feed the homeless?

#48 Why is the UN trying to take control of the Internet?

#49 Why have global food supplies sunk to their lowest level in nearly 40 years?

#50 Why is global power concentrated in so few hands? According to the Swiss Federal Institute, a network of 147 mega-corporations control 40 percent of all the wealth in the world, and in a previous article I described how just six obscenely powerful corporations completely dominate the media industry in the United States. Is it good for such incredible power to be concentrated in the hands of so few people?

Please share this article with as many people as you can. It only takes a few moments to share an article, but the person on the other end that reads it might have their life changed forever.

Do you have any questions that you think should be added to this list? Please feel free to share your thoughts by leaving a comment below…

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: preppers

1 posted on 02/06/2013 2:02:16 PM PST by mgist
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To: mgist
#15 Why are “black-clad federal SWAT teams” raiding farms and ranches all over the United States?

Specifics, please. First I've heard of it, and though I know the LameStreamMedia will keep quiet anything that reflects badly on the regime, I'm pretty sure I'd have heard by now.

2 posted on 02/06/2013 2:11:14 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: mgist

“#29 Why don’t more Americans know about the quadrillion dollar derivatives bubble?”

Quadrillion now?


3 posted on 02/06/2013 2:12:23 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: mgist

Why?


4 posted on 02/06/2013 2:12:45 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: mgist

#1. You don’t know where I live, do you?


5 posted on 02/06/2013 2:19:02 PM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Revolting cat!

6 posted on 02/06/2013 2:30:15 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Covenantor

“#1. You don’t know where I live, do you?”
______________________________________________________

No, but I no longer live in the new USSA.
I escaped from America over ten years ago.

I watch the Prepper series on TV. I see serious flaws in their motives and methods.


7 posted on 02/06/2013 2:44:52 PM PST by AlexW
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To: mgist

Why did I read all 50?


8 posted on 02/06/2013 2:45:05 PM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: mgist

I won’t ask anyone that I know what they are doing to prep. I don’t advertise.


9 posted on 02/06/2013 2:51:39 PM PST by Gator113 ( REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS and leave my guns alone!!)
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To: JimRed

Re the “black-clad federal SWAT teams” you noted in post 1, there is an article on FR just posted (5:20) on this very subject concerning such goings-on in Iowa.


10 posted on 02/06/2013 2:53:37 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: JimRed

for selling non-pastuerized milk to private citizens requesting it?


11 posted on 02/06/2013 3:09:09 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: mgist
The so-called "precious metals" will never be used as a means of exchange, even in a crisis.

Period. End of sentence. End of argument.

12 posted on 02/06/2013 3:39:09 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: elkfersupper

Good luck with that. I will continue to purchase gold and silver.


13 posted on 02/06/2013 3:46:14 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: mgist

I am do not consider myself a “prepper”. I do however, take a que from Proverbs 22:3: “A prudent one foresees the evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished.”, and from 1 Timothy 5:8, “But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially his family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an infidel.” Further, I cannot share what I don’t have.

I do however want to be *resilient* in the face of risks to my family that are more probable than the risks that the media and the left (redundant) scold us about every day. For example, I think the risk that some unforeseen local event will prevent me from being able to go to the grocery store for at least a week is more probable than being in a serious auto accident. I wear my seat belt, so given the odds, why would I not want to have a few weeks worth of food at home?

And so on. There are many things that a person can do that do not incur undue expenses and yet bolster personal resilience in the face of risk. It not be extreme, it is being prudent. I also wear my seat belt.


14 posted on 02/06/2013 3:50:10 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: elkfersupper

So 5000 years of human history didn’t happen, right?


15 posted on 02/06/2013 3:52:45 PM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: mgist
"#34 If America is still an economic powerhouse, then why have we lost more than 56,000 manufacturing facilities since 2001?"

So that the remaining, approved, licensed, worthy folks can frolic and cavort in a natural wonderland devoid of technically inclined rednecks like me.


16 posted on 02/06/2013 4:06:50 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: mgist
#21 Why are Americans not more outraged that TSA goons are manhandling the private areas of our women and our children in the name of “national security”?

That's the one that clued me in that Americans aren't going to fight, and made me decide I'd better prepare to hunker down and look to my own long-term safety and survival in post-freedom America.

(When the best that an American father can do is video his screaming child being groped by a stranger and post it on Youtube - and when he's hailed as a hero for doing so! - the tyrants know they've won. And so do I.)
17 posted on 02/06/2013 4:31:24 PM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: JimRed

Google Farmageddon


18 posted on 02/06/2013 4:57:29 PM PST by dlpsr
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To: LearsFool
(When the best that an American father can do is video his screaming child being groped by a stranger and post it on Youtube - and when he's hailed as a hero for doing so! - the tyrants know they've won. And so do I.)

When some middle-eastern bastards hijack planes and crash them, and the government of the people and for the people decides even people who don't fit the profile are subject to this bullsh*t we have become willing victims.

19 posted on 02/06/2013 5:20:34 PM PST by Starstruck (All goverments become tyrannical. Individuals determine when they do.)
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To: JimRed

This was posted above this one: Bureaucrats “Giddy” With “Newly Minted Power

It explains it.


20 posted on 02/06/2013 5:41:02 PM PST by jch10 (Hey GOP! Only Conservatives get my vote.)
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