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  • The Madness Of Crowds And The Great Insanity (the coming economic collapse)

    06/08/2014 6:42:22 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 139 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | June 8, 2014 | Ty Andros
    Never in my 30+ year career as a market observer have I seen so many out on a limb which is about to be SAWED OFF. Those who live within the matrix are fully loaded for a recovery which is not and will not appear. Nominally the Main stream media can proclaim ECONOMIC recovery has arrived, point to the rising developed world stock markets, seemingly benign bond markets of all categories: sovereign, investment grade and Junk, Private equity, corporate buy backs and more have priced in “Happy Days are here again”. HFT, unrestrained leverage in a financially repressed world and...
  • If Economic Cycle Theorists Are Correct, 2015 To 2020 Will Be Pure Hell For The United States

    05/13/2014 5:24:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | May 12, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    Does the economy move in predictable waves, cycles or patterns? There are many economists that believe that it does, and if their projections are correct, the rest of this decade is going to be pure hell for the United States. Many mainstream economists want nothing to do with economic cycle theorists, but it should be noted that economic cycle theories have enabled some analysts to correctly predict the timing of recessions, stock market peaks and stock market crashes over the past couple of decades. Of course none of the theories discussed below is perfect, but it is very interesting to...
  • Former Top Dutch Banker Found Dead

    04/06/2014 6:42:20 AM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 24 replies
    Business Standard ^ | April 6, 2014 | Reuters
    A Dutch former top banker who came under fire for taking a large pay-off after the nationalisation of his troubled bank was found dead along with his wife and daughter on Saturday in what police called a family tragedy. Jan Peter Schmittmann, 57, ran the domestic operations of Dutch bank ABN Amro between 2003 and 2007 and was widely criticised for landing an 8 million euro pay-off after the bank's collapse and subsequent nationalisation.
  • Chinese Exports Collapse Leading To 2nd Largest Trade Deficit On Record

    03/07/2014 10:31:28 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 74 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | March 7, 2014 | Tyler Durden
    Plenty of excuses out there for this evening's collosal miss in Chinese exports (-18.1% YoY vs an expectation of a 7.5% rise) mainly based on timing issues over the Lunar New Year (but didn't the 45 economists who forecast this data know the dates before they forecast?) This is a 6-sigma miss and plunges China's trade balance to its biggest miss on record and 2nd largest deficit on record. Combining Jan and Feb data (i.e. smoothing over the holiday), exports are still down 1.6% YoY - not good for the much-heralded global recovery. Exports to the rest of the BRICs...
  • SocGen: An Economic 'Perfect Storm' Is Brewing

    02/02/2014 7:15:51 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    BI ^ | 2-2-2014 | Rob Wile
    SocGen: An Economic 'Perfect Storm' Is Brewing Rob WileFeb. 2, 2014, 8:46 PM    Last weekend at Davos, Nouriel Roubini told BI's Joe Weisenthal that it seemed markets had sailing into a perfect storm, resulting in lots of volatility. "...Between Chinese PMI of 50, Argentina letting its currency go, noises coming politically from Ukraine, Turkey, and Thailand … [the] contagion is not just within emerging markets but also affects advanced economies' equity markets. This evening Société Générale says, that, indeed it sure looks like we have. In a note to clients titled "Perfect Storm Brewing As Policy Turns,"...
  • Celente Warns Of Coming Riots: “The Collapse Is Engulfing The World”

    01/31/2014 4:24:17 PM PST · by Kartographer · 78 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 1/31/14 | Mac Slavo
    Celente isn’t suggesting that a massive collapse is going to happen in the future. He says we’re already in it – and it’s taking hold right before our eyes across the entirety of the globe:
  • Why This Harvard Economist Is Pulling All His Money From Bank Of America

    01/31/2014 5:00:19 PM PST · by Kartographer · 65 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 1/31/14 | Tyler Durden
    From Terry Burnham, former Harvard economics professor, author of “Mean Genes” and “Mean Markets and Lizard Brains,” provocative poster on this page and long-time critic of the Federal Reserve, argues that the Fed’s efforts to strengthen America’s banks have perversely weakened them. First posted in PBS. Is your money safe at the bank? An economist says ‘no’ and withdraws his Last week I had over $1,000,000 in a checking account at Bank of America. Next week, I will have $10,000.
  • After the Collapse: Six Likely Events That Will Follow an Economic Crash

    01/21/2014 11:45:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    SHTFPlan ^ | January 20, 2014 | Mac Slavo
    ItÂ’s not too difficult to understand that we are well on our way to a paradigm shift in America; in fact weÂ’re in the midst of it right now. The writing is on the wall and can no longer be ignored. The US government has run up trillions of dollars in debt, and given the recent debates over the countryÂ’s debt ceiling, we can rest assured that neither Congress or the President will act to curtail spending and balance the budget. We will continue adding trillions of dollars to the national debt clock until such time that our creditors no...
  • Why America Is Headed Toward Bankruptcy In 13 Terrifying Quotes

    01/11/2014 6:50:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2014 | John Hawkins
    Like Enron, Greece, and Donald Trump before us, America is about to go bankrupt. Unfortunately, our bankruptcy will probably be more Enron and less Donald Trump because we're very unlikely to come back bigger and better in the lifetime of anyone reading this column. Instead, most Americans are probably going to experience skyrocketing taxes, spiraling inflation, widespread disorder, and a dramatically reduced standard of living. This isn’t a crisis that our great-grandchildren will have to figure out one day. To the contrary, it's entirely possible it will occur within the next decade and unless we make big changes no one...
  • If You Are Waiting For An “Economic Collapse”, Just Look At What Is Happening To Europe

    01/09/2014 6:46:01 AM PST · by IbJensen · 35 replies
    Mens News Daily ^ | January 8, 2014 | Michael Synder
    European UnionIf you are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the "economic collapse", just open up your eyes and look at what is happening in Europe. The entire continent is a giant economic mess right now. Unemployment and poverty levels are setting record highs, car sales are setting record lows, and there is an ocean of bad loans and red ink everywhere you look. Over the past several years, most of the attention has been on the economic struggles of Greece, Spain and Portugal and without a doubt things continue to get even worse in those nations. But in 2014 and...
  • I Hate When That Happens...

    10/09/2013 5:58:16 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 6 replies
    The Market-ticker ^ | October 9, 2013 | Karl Denninger
    You know how it is, you're going along with the lies that are told every day about "recovery" and "economic conditions are kinda "OK" and "we're doing all right" and then the mainstream media and "economists" like Goldman's Alec Phillips step on their ***** and tell the truth by accident. Economists at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., IHS Inc. (IHS) and BNP Paribas SA said they expect the Treasury to husband the tax money it collects to make sure it can meet interest and principal payments on the nation’s debt. Other obligations, from salaries of government workers to payments to defense...
  • House Will Vote on Plan to Keep Government Open, Stop ObamaCare

    09/29/2013 3:21:19 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 58 replies
    Speaker of the House via Drudge ^ | September 28, 2013 Press Release | Posted by Speaker Boehner's Press Office
    WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and GOP Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following joint statement: “The American people don’t want a government shut down and they don’t want ObamaCare. That’s why later today, the House will vote on two amendments to the Senate-passed continuing resolution that will keep the government open and stop as much of the president’s health care law as possible. “The first amendment delays the president’s health care law by one year. And the second permanently repeals ObamaCare’s medical device tax...
  • On Poland and Detroit: Not For The Faint Of Heart

    09/08/2013 9:19:08 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 14 replies
    On Poland and Detroit. Not For the Faint of Heart. Back to finance. Poland did exactly what I and a few others have been warning about for years with regards to private retirement accounts and pensions. Poland confiscated 50% of all private pension funds last week. PRIVATE pensions. As Warren Pollock and I have been screaming, one of the largest chunks of collateral left in the system is private retirement money, both in the form of 401(k)s and IRAs and in private pension accounts. In the U.S., the latest data for 2012 shows that there are now $10.5 Trillion in...
  • "Alas, Brave New Babylon" new fiction by Matt Bracken

    08/26/2013 6:20:36 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 366 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | August 26, 2013 | Matthew Bracken
    Alas, Brave New Babylon By Matt Bracken 1. THE REGAL INN MOTOR LODGE I used to be a history teacher at a private Christian school in Louisiana. I was in my mid-thirties then, unmarried and unattached. It was June and I was on a road trip, cruising up Interstate 81 through the northeastern corner of Tennessee in my Maxima. I was going to spend the month in Pennsylvania, hiking another 300 miles of the Appalachian Trail. The trail ran 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine, and over previous summers I’d hiked it in sections, from south to north. After a...
  • Alan Keyes Says That Officials of the Obama Administration Are "Insane Children".

    07/25/2013 7:15:45 AM PDT · by pinochet · 18 replies
    Given that the Trayvon Martin verdict has been used by demagogues to divide America, we need to remind ourselves that Black Americans are among the greatest American patriots. I refer you to this brief 4 minute video by Alan Keyes, where he speaks with great passion in defense of the economic future of the American people: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DlTgrMCxPg According to Keyes, the Obama administration is being managed by "insane children". He talks about a budget deficit of 2 trillion dollars, which was eliminated by the printing of paper money, instead of real wealth. Keyes warns America with great emotion, that the...
  • Gold, Silver and the Coming Complete Wipeout of All Debt - Video

    07/22/2013 10:24:19 AM PDT · by Errant · 19 replies
    Market Oracle ^ | July 22, 2013 | Bix Weir
    Bix Weir is a tireless advocate for manipulation-free gold and silver markets. Weir says, “They are printing money, and the reason to control the price of gold is to control the perception the U.S. dollar is a sound currency.” The manipulation game is not going to go on much longer. Weir proclaims, “We’re at a point in our system and in the manipulation where people within the Fed and within our government are ready to pull the plug on the game and basically crash the system.” Weir goes on to say, “You’re looking at a complete wipeout of all debt...
  • 12 Clear Signals That The U.S. Economy Is About To Really Slow Down

    06/12/2013 11:45:57 AM PDT · by lbryce · 41 replies
    Economic Collapse ^ | June 5, 2013 | Michael
    A lot of things that have not happened since the last recession are starting to happen again. As you read the list below, you will notice that the year "2009" comes up again and again. There is a reason for that. Many of the same patterns that we witnessed during the last major economic downturn are starting to repeat themselves. In fact, many of the things that are happening right now have not happened in quite a few years. For example, manufacturing activity in the U.S. has contracted for the first time in four years. The inventory to sales ratio...
  • 40 'Frightening' Facts On The Fall Of The US Economy

    05/27/2013 12:41:13 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 77 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 05/27/2013 | Tyler Durden
    #2 During Obama's first term, the federal government accumulated more debt than it did under the first 42 U.S presidents combined. #4 If you started paying off just the new debt that the U.S. has accumulated during the Obama administration at the rate of one dollar per second, it would take more than 184,000 years to pay it off. #27 Back in 1965, only one out of every 50 Americans was on Medicaid. Today, one out of every 6 Americans is on Medicaid, and things are about to get a whole lot worse. It is being projected that Obamacare will...
  • The Real Reasons Why The Liberty Movement Is Preparing To Fight

    03/19/2013 7:09:03 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 34 replies
    Alt-Market ^ | 3/19/13 | Brandon Smith
    1) Because Obama Is Half Black? 2) Because We Are Afraid Of An Economic Collapse That Will Never Come? 3) Because We Are Paranoid Over Unfounded Threats Of Martial Law? 4) Because We Refuse To Accept That The World Is Changing Without Us?
  • The Next Country To Collapse Isn't In Europe

    04/26/2013 1:40:46 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 58 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 4/26/13 | The Next Country To Collapse Isn't In Europe
    look at this country's debt situation, especially relative to the United States, is truly amazing. This country is paying 21% of government revenue on interest payments to support a 236% debt-to-GDP ratio. With annual spending twice as high as its revenue, the government is running a deficit of $455 billion a year and adding to its $11.2 trillion debt. This is all before the monetary stimulus programs announced recently by its central bank. If you thought the United States government was a financial basket case, Japan is exponentially worse. A collapse in the yen and the stock market is all...
  • 22 Items That Vanish From Stores In An Economic Collapse Or Natural Disaster

    04/27/2013 8:51:35 PM PDT · by Veggie Todd · 114 replies
    Economic Collapse News ^ | April 27, 2013 | Andrew Moran
    It’s no secret that a lot of people do not prepare for the worst. Whether it’s an economic collapse, a natural disaster, man-made disaster or any other kind of an emergency, it seems most households are not properly equipped to handle a crisis. This was apparent with recent events like Hurricane Sandy and the severe weather disasters in the Midwest and south in the middle of last year.
  • Bob Woodward Inadvertently Confirms Our Coming Economic Apocalypse

    09/10/2012 7:41:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/10/2012 | Monty Pelerin
    Bob Woodward has yet another book coming out, and the consummate Washington insider provides us with a glimpse of what's in it. In doing so, he inadvertently confirms what so many internet pundits have been warning about -- an economic catastrophe of unimaginable proportions. In the article in the Washington Post, Woodward describes the debt-ceiling confrontation between Congress and the President. It is likely that Mr. Woodward or most other political types do not recognize the admissions contained within the article. For these people, politics is a game of winners and losers. That is where the drama and excitement is....
  • Japan’s Economy Has Entered a Terminal Phase

    02/23/2013 6:41:19 PM PST · by kanooga · 57 replies
    Z3news.com ^ | Feb 23, 2013 | James Bailey
    After more than twenty years of economic troubles, Japan now appears to be entering a terminal phase. They are running out of options as they approach a total economic melt-down. Since their recession began with the 1990 collapse of the Nikkei stock market, the Japanese government has tried to stimulate their economy with more government spending. Unfortunately, all they have to show for it is massive sovereign debt. The promised economic recovery never happened. They have become Exhibit A in the case against socialism, proving what free market economists have said all along, government spending cannot drive economic growth. That...
  • The Number One Reason To Invest In Gold… [There is a] One hundred percent [chance of inflation].

    02/10/2013 11:06:39 AM PST · by blam · 61 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 2-10-2013 | Mac Slavo
    The Number One Reason To Invest In Gold… Mac Slavo February 10th, 2013 With the the U.S. economy having once again dropped into negative recessionary growth, currency wars around the world heating up through direct and indirect devaluations, and trillion dollar fiscal deficits piling on, how is it possible that the stock market, a key measure of economic health for many Americans, is touching near all time highs? Marin Katusa, Chief Strategist at Casey Research, suggests that this effect can be traced to monetary machinations that are happening behind the scenes, where few people are willing to look. “Because they’re...
  • RON PAUL WARNS AMERICANS OF COMING GLOBAL ECONOMIC COLLAPSE (ITEOTWAWKI/SHTF)

    01/31/2013 4:29:15 PM PST · by VRW Conspirator · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 10, 2012 | Senator Ron Paul
    Video at the linkee: Ron Paul describes the upcoming bedlam and some things to possibly prevent it. It's The End Of The World As We Know It and I have gas!
  • Meanwhile, The Spanish Lies Are Being Exposed

    12/28/2012 11:59:39 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 4 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 12/28/2012 | Karl Deninger
    As our futures bleed this morning on the hangover from yesterday's rumor dujour on the "fiscal cliff" buried below the fold and therefore invisible to Americanus Stupidus is the news that both Bankia and Valencia, along with a handful of other Spanish banking names, are collapsing. Bankia was formed from a merger of provincial savings banks, drawing in over a quarter of a million small investors with extremely aggressive marketing. Unfortunately it appears that they were also hiding losses and it was recently revealed that the firm had negative equity (that is, its assets are worth less than its deposits.)...
  • Preppers: What will happen long after the S has HTF?

    10/19/2012 10:08:13 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 179 replies
    Preppers, I'm new to this prepping thing, and I have some questions. I don't know exactly what you're all prepping for, because I know there are different concerns in different parts of the country. Californians, for example, are more concerned about the big one than I am on the east coast. I'm more concerned about an EMP than people in Wyoming, probably. But what about when the SHTF? I'm assuming by SHTF everyone means economic and thus governmental collapse. Is that right? No more USA? I have some questions that are ignorant and simple, but I was born that way,...
  • ( UN ) Agenda 21 Getting Worse ( in Australia )

    09/30/2012 10:52:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Standeyo ^ | September 28, 2012 | Lynette
    As the UN digs in its ever-sharper, global-grasping claws, there are less and less desirable places to relocate. The New World Order permeates and invades all. Agenda 21? This is how it is done in Australia. Been going on for years... We know a family who live in Sydney’s Parramatta. The oldest girl, now in her 80’s, lives in the family home which was built in the early 1900’s. She was invited to a meeting with Parramatta Council and she and others were told that the Council “could not tolerate” for much longer that there was only one or two...
  • End of the Road: How Money Became Worthless

    09/21/2012 10:28:28 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    Wall street is being occupied. Europe is collapsing in on itself. Around the world, people are consumed by fear and anger, and one question is on everyoneÂ’s lips: Is the financial crisis over, or are we headed towards economic disaster? End of the Road is a 55 minute documentary film that chronicles the global financial collapse. Told in an entertaining and easy to follow style, the film tells the story of how the world came to be in such a state, from the seeds sown after WWII, to the current troubles facing us today, and to the possible future that...
  • Martin Armstrong – Hotel U.S - You Can Check Out Anytime You Like- But You Can Never Leave

    09/12/2012 3:22:54 PM PDT · by appeal2 · 6 replies
    www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com ^ | 09/12/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    Martin Armstrong is an iconic investor who has called more market tops and bottoms than just about anyone else out there. He believes that hyperinflation will not occur in the US so long as there’s a functioning bond market. He believes that the government will be forced to drastically cut spending and cut back benefits. Social security will be cut, along with all major government programs. The bond vigilantes won’t have it any other way. This will lead to a lost decade, with price inflation starting in 2014 and a real collapse occurring after 2015. Whether his vision will come...
  • How the Disintegration is Likely Going to Happen

    09/04/2012 8:29:20 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 138 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | Sept. 4, 2012 | Anne Barnhardt
    READ EVERY WORD OF THIS AT LEAST TWICE. Matt Bracken has written a piece over at Western Rifle Shooters that matches exactly how I have envisaged the coming collapse and civil war. His belief that it will all begin with the rejection of EBT Foodstamps cards is, I think, spot-on. Next comes the urban riots. Then comes the rioters spilling into the suburbs. Then comes full-blown chaos when the rioters realize that the cops alone can't contain them. Then come the beatings, rapes and murders. In the open. In broad daylight. At heavily trafficked intersections. Then comes the militia, which...
  • Startling Evidence That Banks And Wall Street Insiders Are Preparing For Something BIG

    08/26/2012 8:47:29 AM PDT · by lbryce · 53 replies
    Economic Collapse ^ | August 25, 2012 | Staff
    Unabridged Title:Startling Evidence That Central Banks And Wall Street Insiders Are Rapidly Preparing For Something BIGIf you want to figure out what is going to happen next in the financial markets, carefully watch what the insiders are doing. Those that are "connected" have access to far better sources of information than the rest of us have, and if they hear that something big is coming up they will often make very significant moves with their money in anticipation of what is about to happen. Right now, Wall Street insiders and central banks all around the globe are making some very...
  • Just Open Up Your Eyes And Look - 65 Signs That The Economic Collapse Is Already Happening

    08/01/2012 4:37:26 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 17 replies
    Do you want to know when the "economic collapse" is going to happen? Just open up your eyes and take a look. The "economic collapse" is already happening all around us. So many people talk about the coming economic collapse as if it is some massively hyped event that they will be able to point to on the calendar, and a lot of writers spend a lot of time speculating about exactly when it will happen. But as I have written about before, the economic collapse is not a single event. The economic collapse has been happening, it is happening...
  • Global Trade Likely to Collapse if Romney Wins - Interview with Mike Shedlock

    07/25/2012 6:16:09 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 21 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 07/25/2012 | James Stafford
    As markets continue to yo-yo and commentators deliver mixed forecasts, investors are faced with some tough decisions and have a number of important questions that need answering. On a daily basis we are asked what’s happening with oil prices alongside questions on China’s slowdown, which commodities or instruments will provide safety in the current environment, will the Euro-zone split in the future and what impact the presidential election is going to have on the economy and markets? To help Oilprice.com look into these issues and more we were fortunate enough to speak with the award winning economic commentator Mike “Mish”...
  • Everything You Need To Know: The Economic Collapse for Dummies

    07/22/2012 11:32:14 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 14 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 7/22/12 | Mac Slavo
    But that perception of safety in US government based debt assets will be short lived. As we noted in Predictions of a Mad Tin Foiler, and as Future Money Trends outlines above, confidence in the US dollar will quickly be replaced with panic as the United States itself is unable to service its debt and meet the social obligations of an evermore dependent and dilapidated citizenry. Confidence will be lost. Then, all hell breaks loose and we enter what we can only described as the ‘Event Horizon,’ a scenario which is totally unpredictable as our existing paradigm of spending and...
  • 10 Things That We Can Learn About Shortages And Preparation From The Economic Collapse In Greece

    06/05/2012 9:06:01 PM PDT · by JimWayne · 10 replies
    Hawaii News Daily ^ | June 3, 2012 | Michael Snyder
    There are reports of food and medicine shortages in Greece, crime and suicides are on the rise and people have been rapidly pulling their money out of the banks. Hopefully this article will give you some ideas that you can use as you prepare for the economic chaos that will soon be unfolding all over the globe. The following are 10 things that we can learn about shortages and preparation from the economic collapse in Greece....
  • The List: A to Z Survival for the Abysmal Times Ahead

    06/02/2012 7:34:00 PM PDT · by blam · 55 replies
    TSHTF Plan ^ | 6-2-2012 | Mac Slavo/Be Informed
    The List: A to Z Survival for the Abysmal Times Ahead Be Informed June 2nd, 2012 SHTF Plan In a follow-up to his wildly popular article discussing How Horrific It Will Be For The Non-Prepper, contributor ‘Be Informed’ provides SHTFplan readers with an extensive list of preparedness and survival keywords and concepts for beginners and seasoned preppers alike. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It seems like no matter how well someone prepares, they inevitably find out they have forgotten something. That all important item or items that aren’t “remembered”, that merely only have to be mentioned by name to remind a person of what...
  • AMERICA’S DEBT BOMB: WORSE THAN EUROPE’S

    It has been said many times in recent months that we aren’t Greece. Now it will start to be said that we aren’t Spain. Both propositions are certainly true. (For one thing, Spain elected its socialist government in 2004, thus getting a head start on us.) But if we compare America’s debt crisis to Europe’s as a whole, how do we stack up? The Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee did the math and produced this graphic, which shows that the U.S. is now deeper in debt than the entire Eurozone, plus the United Kingdom. UPDATE: Mark Steyn thinks I...
  • Name The Bubble (Guessing Contest)

    02/27/2012 11:29:52 AM PST · by RightGeek · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2/27/2012 | Tyler Durden
    As the title suggests, please name the latest bubble: (see picture - answer below)
  • For Millions of Americans, the Collapse Is Now *Video Documentary*

    02/17/2012 8:07:47 PM PST · by Kartographer · 46 replies · 2+ views
    SHTF Plan ^ | 2/17/12 | Mac Slavo
    There are those in America who have absolutely no clue as to what is going on behind closed doors. They are ignorant to the fact that over 22% of Americans are unemployed, nearly 50 million depend on nutritional assistance to put food on the table, 100 million are living in or on the edge of poverty, and that as a nation we have borrowed more money than we can ever hope to pay back to our creditors. These people, with their heads buried in the sand, whether by habit or choice, go about their day as if nothing has changed....
  • Bix Weir Says The Ron Paul Tidal Wave Is Here

    02/17/2012 10:00:53 AM PST · by appeal2 · 18 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 02/17/2012 | Bix Weir
    Bix Weir of www.RoadtoRoota.com fame was with us yesterday and explained that Ron Paul is actually ahead in the delegate account for the Republican Presidential Nomination. It seems that his supporters have been working the system and getting Ron Paul delegates installed even when others have won the popular count! If this is true, it could be a major election game changer. Time will tell if Dr. Paul has the winning electoral special sauce. Bix is expecting major market gyrations in March. He believes that a global financial realignment will be rearing its ugly head and that this will further...
  • Kerry Lutz w/ Michael Snyder of TheEconomicCollapseBlog.com

    12/12/2011 9:29:45 AM PST · by appeal2 · 2 replies · 1+ views
    KerryLutz.com ^ | 12/12/11 | Kerry Lutz
    Michael Snyder joins us today to discuss the impending global economic collapse and what you and your family can do to survive it. The statistics are bleak, but you shouldn’t allow yourself to become a statistic. We are obviously near a new inflection point in the ongoing collapse saga. Most people refuse to even entertain the possibility, that life as they know it is going to change dramatically in the months and years ahead. Easy credit and the ability to shift vast amounts of debt around the globe is rapidly coming to an end. Those who recognize the new reality...
  • Triple Lutz Report–It’s Too Late to Take the Road Not Taken

    12/11/2011 11:43:29 AM PST · by appeal2 · 1 replies
    KerryLutz.com | 12/11/11 | Kerry Lutz
    David Knox Barker in an article Two Roads out of the Global Financial Crisishttp://www.marketoracle.co.uk/article32045.htm believes that if only the politicians will behave just a little bit and make some of the right decisions, the world can escape the current crisis and enter a period of unequaled prosperity. He quotes Robert Frost’s epic poem, The Road Not Takenas some kind of model for governmental action around the world. However, Mr. Barker fails to understand that there were many opportunities to travel down the road of economic salvation and that the United States and the World blew by them like Jeremy Clarkson...
  • Triple Lutz Report--Maryland Becoming Millionaire Free Zone

    12/05/2011 12:44:07 PM PST · by appeal2 · 10 replies
    www.KerryLutz.com ^ | 12-5-2011 | Kerry Lutz
    Millionaire taxes wind up costing everyone more. Jay Hancock of the Baltimore Sun cannot understand why the State of Maryland is rapidly becoming devoid of the dreaded Millionaire. He can't fathom why a little thing like a 25% increase in Millionaire income taxes could possibly encourage wealthy citizens to flee the State for more Millionaire friendly climes. And Hancock is part of the problem. He, like his state's leadership, doesn't understand that self-employed high networth citizens are fleeing high tax jurisdictions all over the country. California, New York, New Jersey, Massachussets, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Illinois are all seeing these people...
  • Bix Weir and the RoadtoRoota

    11/27/2011 6:14:23 AM PST · by appeal2 · 1 replies
    Bix Weir of RoadtoRoota.com joins us today to talk about gold and silver manipulation and the impending collapse of the world fiat money system. Bix has been studying economic history and the markets for a long time and has arrived at the conclusion that once the collapse occurs, it will be the largest debtors who fare the best. And of all the debtor nations, the United States stands head and shoulders above the rest. According to Bix gold and silver are still screaming bargains who's time will soon come. He believes that eventually the gold to silver ratio will go...
  • ‘Collapse’ Preparations Push Skyrocketing Survival Gear Sales

    11/23/2011 10:07:10 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 57 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11-24-11 | Buck Sexton
    As the U.S. economy tanks and the Mid-East appears poised for war, a chain of survival gear stores in Missouri has reported a jump in sales due to people getting ready for the possible ‘collapse’ of society. Steve Dorsey, a manager at one of the Uncle Sam’s Safari Outfitters stores in Webster Groves told KMOX-Radio that: “We had to order fifty cases of the meals ready to eat to keep up with the demand in the past three months. That’s not normal. Usually we sell 20 to 30 cases in a whole year.” When local stores start running out of...
  • And so it ends for Argentina....

    10/25/2011 12:34:47 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 21 replies
    Modern Survivalist ^ | 10/24/11 | FerFAL
    As I write this, I can’t avoid feeling two very clear sensations. The first one I can only explain by saying that it’s like stepping out of a boat just as it finishes its slow, decadent sinking and finally goes under the surface. The second one is genuine sadness. Of all the posts I’ve written, this is without a doubt the saddest one I’ve written. I’m not talking about the loss of culture, standards of living or the death of a friend. Its not about the starvation of children of violence towards people close to me. It’s about all that...
  • BCG Says "There May Be Only Painful Ways Out Of The Crisis"

    09/29/2011 6:54:06 PM PDT · by rbg81 · 18 replies
    Zero Hedge Blog ^ | 9/29/2011 | Tyler Durden
    Denial. Denial is safe. Comforting. Religiously and relentlessly abused by politicians who don't want nor can face reality. A word synonymous with "muddle through." Ah yes, that "muddle through" which so many C-grade economists and pundits believe is the long-term status quo for the US and the world just because it worked for Japan for the past three decades, or, said otherwise, "just because." Well, too bad. As the following absolutely must read report, which comes not from some trader of dubious credibility interviewed by BBC, nor even from an impassioned executive from a doomed Italian bank, but from consultancy...
  • Welcome, My Friends to the Collapse of 2011

    09/23/2011 6:04:20 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 36 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | September 22, 2011 | Karl Denninger
    Remember the mantra that "consumers have delevered" which has been run over the last two years as an incessant bark from the media, attempting to goad you, the consumer, into more spending and more consumption to "lift the economy." This claim has been a lie and a fraud upon the public and the new Fed Z1 makes this clear. The peak household credit liability was $13.92 trillion. It currently stands at $13.30 trillion, a reduction of a mere 4.6%. This all came from home mortgages going ka-boom; $10.6 trillion to $9.9 trillion, a reduction of $700 billion. Total net reduction...
  • Even Goldman Sachs Secretly Believes That An Economic Collapse Is Coming

    09/01/2011 9:01:59 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies
    TEC ^ | 9-1-2011
    Even Goldman Sachs Secretly Believes That An Economic Collapse Is ComingSeptember 1, 2011 Even Goldman Sachs is doing it again. Goldman is telling the public that everything is going to be just fine, but meanwhile they are advising their top clients to bet on a huge financial collapse. On August 16th, a 54 page report authored by Goldman strategist Alan Brazil was distributed to institutional clients. The general public was not intended to see this report. Fortunately, some folks over at the Wall Street Journal got their hands on a copy and they have filled us in on some of...