I received an interesting email yesterday, from Johnny S asking me what is the one thing that is on my Amazon.com wishlist that I feel would greatly increase my chances of survival but that I have not been able to afford. That is a great question… don’t you think? Okay to answer, the one thing […]
By Michael Snyder – Economic Collapse Blog On Friday night, the city of Ferguson, Missouri was absolutely packed with militarized police. But when the looting started, they did nothing about it. In fact, news reports indicate that the police were lined up just blocks from where the looting was happening but did not make any attempt […]
During survival situations we will be facing unique situations where we must balance the need for honesty versus deception. It would be comforting to think that our level of honesty will remain unchanged or ideally increase. But, unfortunately our survival may dictate otherwise.
Let’s look at the different ways we may need to interface with others…
As the Ebola death toll rises and as images of bodies being abandoned in the streets of Liberia are broadcast around the globe, there has been a growing outcry for the scientific community to “do something” about this deadly virus. And as luck would have it, there is an “experimental Ebola vaccine” that is ready to be tested on humans next month.
If Ebola starts to spread outside of Africa, and especially if it starts spreading inside the United States, people will be absolutely clamoring to get this vaccine. But will it be safe? And there will certainly be millions of people that do not want to take this vaccine under any circumstances. If the outbreak gets bad enough, will it be made mandatory at some point?
Did you know that 77 million Americans have unpaid debts that are “in collections” and that Congress is actually thinking about letting post offices offer payday loans? We live in a country where almost everyone is drowning in debt and where most people are either flat broke or very close to flat broke.
Years ago, “your Mama is so broke” jokes were all the rage, and at the rate we are going they could make a big comeback. Some of my favorites were “your Mama is so broke she went to McDonald’s and put a milkshake on layaway” and “your Mama is so broke your family ate cereal with a fork to save milk”.
Unfortunately, the facts that I am about to share with you are not funny at all. In fact, they are quite sobering. Yes, things are going fairly well for the elitists that live in the good areas of New York City, Washington D.C. and San Francisco right now, but most of the country is deeply struggling as our economic fundamentals continue to crumble.
I read this “best on the net” blog regularly and have posted articles as well as my comments. It has become a routine part of my daily events to read the great posts from so many friendly folks. Thanks to your posts I’ve learned a lot. Your comments reinforce my own strongly held beliefs about the need to prepare! So, when something occurs that kind of shakes my convictions, it’s a big deal to me and of course must be dealt with.
The other day I was sitting there in our root cellar, going over the inventory list. The radio was playing that great Garth Brooks song “If Tomorrow Never Comes” when I was suddenly disturbed by an errant thought: What if it really doesn’t come? What if all this time, effort and expense is for naught? Having read MD’s posting “What if the collapse never comes?” I was sure that my sudden insecurity was due to nothing more than a subconscious thought process, bouncing around in my head, melding the song and the article together.
Senator Lamar Alexander voted for and supported Barack Obama’s recent anti-gun agenda. He also voted to confirm Barack Obama’s anti-gun nominee for Attorney General, Eric Holder. He also supported Obama’s radical anti-gun Supreme Court pick — Sonia Sotomayor who just last month ruled to uphold restrictions on gun transfers! National assocation for gun rights. Senator Lamar […]
Our government should immediately stop sending money to Mexico. USMC Sgt. Tahmooressi sacrified for our country, and while Obama is welcoming illegals, our Marine is locked in a Mexican jail. Mexico is allowing tens of thousands to go through their country and to our very stupid “open door” at the Mexican border. Frankly, Sgt. Tahmooressi […]
I don’t know if it was an inside job, but it sure looks that way, however one thing is undeniable, and that is that the federal government has used the indecent to effectively nullify the U.S. Constitution, all in the name of “protecting our freedoms” from the “terrorists” by taking away those very freedoms and turning the U.S. into a police state.
But the losses didn’t end there. Americans lost liberties. We lost privacy. We lost trillions of dollars. In many ways, we lost any reasonable claim of a limited, constitutional government. And all of those things were taken, not by a group of hijackers, but by our own government.
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Watch the video and then tell us what do you think?
Have you noticed that prices are going up rapidly? If so, you are certainly not alone. But Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen, the Obama administration and the mainstream media would have us believe that inflation is completely under control and exactly where it should be. Perhaps if the highly manipulated numbers that they quote us were real, everything would be fine.
But of course the way that the inflation rate is calculated has been changed more than 20 times since the 1970s, and at this point it bears so little relation to reality that it is essentially meaningless. Anyone that has to regularly pay for food, water, gas, electricity or anything else knows that inflation is too high. In fact, if inflation was calculated the same way that it was back in 1980, the inflation rate would be close to 10 percent right now.
Most of you have probably, read the sensational headline printed in the Tampa Bay Times; “Valrico doomsday prepper plotted confrontation with government agents, FBI says” and the “news” report of what the FBI claims is going on.
First off, I don’t live in that area nor do I know any secret details of the case, nor do I have any “anonymous sources” and don’t know anymore, details of the case than what we are being told in the article, however, I can elaborate on the news report, and give my two-cents about what is going on – let’s start with this excerpt from the article…
A federal gun probe erupted into a manhunt in a rural stretch of Valrico on Monday, as authorities attempted to arrest a man accused of building unregistered destructive devices as part of an end-of-times plan to kill government agents.
Folks, preppers don’t prepare for the end-of-times, because the end of time, is just that – the end… period. My preparation for the end of time, is that, I’ve been saved, baptized, and try to live a good clean life, while trying to help others. I don’t prep for the end of time, I pray. What I do prep for is the end of the world as we know it – as we know it, that is the defining term here.
Let me say it again, preppers don’t prepare for the end of the world - preppers / survivalists prepare for the end of the world as we know it… There is a huge difference.
Question from Cheryl J I apologize for asking if you’ve already discussed this topic. I’m interested in hearing about the realities of living in CA, as it may be necessary for us to move back there. My top question is: Is Fukushima radiation effectively raining down into all garden soil in CA? In other words, is […]
The United States Of Debt: Total Debt In America Hits A New Record High Of Nearly 60 Trillion Dollars
What would you say if I told you that Americans are nearly 60 TRILLION dollars in debt? Well, it is true. When you total up all forms of debt including government debt, business debt, mortgage debt and consumer debt, we are 59.4 trillion dollars in debt. That is an amount of money so large that it is difficult to describe it with words. For example, if you were alive when Jesus Christ was born and you had spent 80 million dollars every single day since then, you still would not have spent 59.4 trillion dollars by now.
Dear MD, Thanks so much for your website and the community that you have developed. I read regularly but rarely post comments. However, now our family is confronting a possibility that we never anticipated and I cannot find anyone on the web addressing this issue. How does one prepare one’s children for a SWAT invasion? […]
I recently received a rebate prepaid credit card from an item I purchased and as I was pondering on what to do with the “money”, it came down to a couple of things: deposit it in to our savings account; use it to buy precious metals (silver perhaps); or use it to buy prep items […]