James Yeager : Warning Shots are Stupid

I’ve heard this so many times – I’ll shoot over an attackers head, shoot under their feet, shoot them in the legs… I’m sure all of you have heard someone say something similar, or you may have even said it yourself…

War-The Big Lie – What you’re not being told…


Wars are almost never what they seem. Most are said to be, though few actually are, about stopping evil dictators, terrorists or liberating oppressed peoples; they are about profit for the government-connected corporations, power for top government officials and growth of governmental control domestically and internationally. This powerful elite persuades others with influence to support war policy for a variety of reasons and benefits. Most recent wars have been about Americans projecting power and control around the Middle East for myriad reasons including resource control and maintaining the petrol dollar. The influential wealthy support the war effort in order to protect the American Federal Reserve system and keep oil priced in dollars.

Questions and Answers with The Wolf Pack : Gold and Silver for Trade – is the average American to dumb to know that it’s worth anything?

Question from Daniel What are your thoughts on gold and silver? I see that you do believe in collecting junk silver, so I was just wondering. In my experience, I am observing that US citizens don’t really view gold and silver as money as much as Ron Paul and others would like them too. I have […]

Is the United States Government Preparing for War Against The American People?

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Is the United States Government Preparing for War Against The American People? Over the past few days, I’ve been asked this question by several blog readers, via my email… Well before I give my “official opinion” lets take a look at some related facts and recent government activities… Ammo Buy Up I’m sure that all […]

16 Reasons Why the United States is Going to Hell in a Handbasket


A couple of weeks a go after expressing an urgency to put our preps into high-gear, several readers asked why that I felt so strongly, about it, and why I felt the “the end” was getting close. I think that is a good and reasonable question, so I decided to do a write up, and offer an explanation. As you can see, I don’t think any one problem or event will cause the collapse of the American empire, but a number of separate but interlocking events and issues.

Another point to consider is that the U.S. government has the resources, and inside information that would allow them to foretell when a major disaster or complete collapse is coming and they have been prepping and building underground bunkers on a mass scale and despite the fact our tax dollars are being used to build those bunkers we are not invited.

The First Moments AFTER! What YOU Need to do Immediately After SHTF…

We are all working so hard to be ready; everyone is talking about their preparations for the SHTF… we all want to be ready for whatever unpleasant times the future may hold. But… What about “AFTER” the SHTF? I mean immediately after! How we act during the first few critical moments or hours after an event will to a great extent determine if we’re even around to live in a new world and enjoy all those dehydrated meals. Kind of like we are all athletes preparing for the big game, exercising to get our muscles in shape, eating healthy food, buying special equipment but not giving much thought to “getting” to the actual game we’re preparing for.

10 Examples Of How “Big Brother” Is Steadily Creeping Into Our Daily Lives


Virtually everything that you do is being watched. Do you drive a car? Do you watch television? Do you use a cell phone? As you do any of those things, information about you is being recorded and tracked. We live at a time when personal privacy is dying. And it is not just governments that are doing this.

In fact, sometimes private companies are the biggest offenders. It turns out that gathering information about all of us is very, very profitable. And both government entities and private companies are going to continue to push the envelope when it comes to high tech surveillance until people start objecting to what they are trying to do.

If we continue down the path that we are currently on, it is inevitable that we will end up living in an extremely restrictive “Big Brother” police state where basically everything that we do is very closely watched, monitored, tracked and controlled. And such a day may be much closer than you think.

The following are 10 examples of how “Big Brother” is steadily creeping into our daily lives… #1 Our cars are rapidly being transformed into high tech “Big Brother” surveillance devices. In fact, a push is being made to require all new vehicles to include very sophisticated black box recorders…

The Number Of Working Age Americans Without A Job Has Risen By 27 MILLION Since 2000


by Michael Snyder - Economic Collapse Blog Did you know that there are nearly 102 million working age Americans that do not have a job right now?  And 20 percent of all families in the United States do not have a single member that is employed.  So how in the world can the government claim that the […]

Who Really Runs the World? Conspiracies, Hidden Agendas and the Plan for World Government

So, who runs the world? It’s a question that people have struggled with since people began to struggle. It’s certainly a question with many interpretations, and incites answers of many varied perspectives.

Often, it is relegated to the realm of “conspiracy theory,” in that, those who discuss this question or propose answers to it, are purveyors of a conspiratorial view of the world. However, it is my intention to discard the labels, which seek to disprove a position without actually proving anything to the contrary. One of these labels – “conspiracy theorist” – does just that: it’s very application to a particular perspective or viewpoint has the intention of “disproving without proof;” all that is needed is to simply apply the label.

What I intend to do is analyse the social structure of the transnational ruling class, the international elite, who together run the world. This is not a conspiratorial opinion piece, but is an examination of the socially constructed elite class of people; what is the nature of power, how does it get used, and who holds it?

18 Stats That Prove That Government Dependence Has Reached Epidemic Levels


 By Michael Snyder – The American Dream Did you know that the number of Americans getting benefits from the federal government each month exceeds the number of full-time workers in the private sector by more than 60 million?  In other words, the number of people that are taking money out of the system is far […]

Slow and steady wins the race

This is an entry in our current non-fiction writing contest  Southern Belle We have friends in Dallas, TX who told us a story from their latest ice storm out there. A woman was stabbed in the parking lot of a local grocery store because she allegedly took the last soda on the shelf. Yes, you read that right. […]

16 Signs That Most Americans Are NOT PREPARED For The Coming Economic Collapse


By Michael Snyder – Economic Collapse Blog Sometimes I think that I sound like a broken record.  I am constantly using phrases such as “get prepared while you still can” and “time is running out”.  In fact, I use them so often that people are starting to criticize me for it.  But the truth is […]

Mental Health in a Catastrophe – Will You Fall apart?

This is a guest post by Happy Camper and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. Planning ahead Preppers have secured themselves in the knowledge that they intend for themselves and their families to be safe in a catastrophic event. Do you have a bunker, a bug out location or a bug in plan? The food, medication and sanitation […]

Is the Police Officer Your Friend?


When I emailed MD and asked if he would even publish an article on this subject, he said yes, but asked me to be fair and include things that cops had done to help me. I was certain I could think of something. I’ve sat hear idle and thinking for 20 minutes going back through the jasmine in my mind (sorry seals and croft), and I cant find a single solitary time, that I came away from an encounter with a cop, a better person or befitting from the encounter in any way.

Poll : Do you think that the 2nd Amendment has protected us from losing the others?


The Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights protects us from losing all of the others –  if we lose the Second Amendment loss of others will quickly follow…. Don’t Tread on Me… Come and Take Them… Molon Labe… We have all heard those things or similar words countless times, but do those words hold […]

You Know You’re a Prepper if . . .


By Bam Bam What if Jeff Foxworthy were a prepper? Well, you’d probably get something like the following. You know you’re a prepper when your weekly date night consists of hanging out at Walmart to see if they got in any shipments of ammo. You know you’re a prepper if your idea of a second […]

We Are Called

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I suppose I should have been more aware. But I teach at the college level and I work with young adults, full of hope.

I also teach night classes at the local technical college. We have three kinds of students: (1) welfare moms who are scamming the system, (2) people who have no clue what they want to do with their lives and got talked into college by business savvy recruiters, and (3) people who have seen the hard side of life and realize that a technical degree will earn them a better life. It was a student in the latter category that struck me.

She was young, maybe 25. My first impression was that she had it all together. She is Asian, well kept, polite. Intelligent.

I was going over an essay she had written on food insecurity. Her essay took on a personal tone. She claimed that she knew what she was writing about—that she fell into the category of absolute poverty.

My initial reaction was one of doubt. I remarked, “We don’t have absolute poverty in this country.”