Prepper News Brief 1/9/2017

1.) Growing, growing, crash!: 49 Senate Republicans vote this week to consider a measure that says the “appropriate levels of the public debt” would rise from the current $20 trillion to $29.1 trillion in 10 years?

2.) Obama care repeal – if something does happen it will probably end up costing just as much or even more: The president-elect “fully supports” repealing President Barack Obama’s health law only when there’s a viable alternative to replace it.

After all it’s all about taxes and revenue for the federal government

3.) The mouth speaks… but says nothing important: Sharpton Promises ‘Season of Civil Disobedience’ in Response to Sessions Nomination.

4.) Folks, it’s not always about economic collapse, be prepped for weather extremes: Wild weather rocks the US: Three dead as South and Northeast begins clean up from brutal winter storm while landslide fears spread across the West Coast as record-breaking rainfall begins.

5.) Jihadists Train, Plan U.S. Attacks from Mexican Border State of Nuevo León: And just like I said in my recent article they will rev up their attacks after Trump takes office and attempts to close the border and cuts their funding and support in the Middle East.

6.) Will Trump end up like JFK?: Senator Chuck Schumer sends a threat to President Elect Donald Trump from the CIA. “I tell ya. You take on the intelligence community – they have 6 ways from Sunday at getting back at you”.

7.) It’s A Retail Apocalypse: Sears, Macy’s And The Limited Are All Closing Stores: It has only been two weeks since Christmas, and already we are witnessing a stunning bloodbath of store closings. Macy’s shocked the retail industry by announcing that they will be closing about 100 stores. The downward spiral of Sears hit another landmark when it was announced that another 150 Sears and Kmart stores would be shutting down. And we have just learned that The Limited is immediately closing all stores nationwide. If the U.S. economy is doing just fine, then why are we experiencing such a retail apocalypse?

8.) 50% All American Jobs Will Be Gone in 10 Years- What Will Follow?: The old way of doing things is no longer profitable. Humans cost to much money to maintain in the work force. The need and means for automation to replace many/most workers is upon us. What will be the societal implications resulting from this unavoidable development?

9.) One Shock After Another Will Create The Biggest Collapse Ever In World Financial Markets In 2017: Most major markets will be affected, namely bond & credit markets, currencies, stocks, metals, precious metals mining stocks and property.

Me too… Trump won…I am prepping harder NOW.

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Comments

  1. Jesse Mathewson says:

    Always, and especially now. You are correct, tipping point passed 🙁

  2. We have not changed our mental fucus, just the physical one. We are still not where we want to be, but many major areas are close. It allows us to get pickier where we spend our diminishing resources.

  3. On #7 – the closing of stores – this continues the trend of retail stores that depended mostly on brick & mortar sales (vs online sales) that failed to make the shift to online sales. #1 -the increasing nat’l debt make me most concerned. Economists look at the ratio of nat’l debt to annual GDP (Gross Domestic Product), & the US ratio is in red-flag territory. THe Russians & Chinese are promoting their currencies to other nations as regional or new world currencies, to replace the US Dollar. When that happens, the USD will lose more value. Numerous things are pointing to the decline & possible downfall of the USD. If u keep kicking the can down the road, eventually u get to the end of your road.

    • PrepperDoc says:

      RedC — in the LONG RUN I agree with you. However, the SHORT RUN is very surprising. The dollar is so strong it isn’t funny. And the Chinese yuan is dropping. Nations that bought into them….lost money. The Chinese have a demographic problem that is way worse than ours (because they killed so many in the womb). The Russians are a tiny economy in comparison to ours. There is an old saying, the market can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent. In this case it is seemingly true. For years I have been predicting the collapse….and it hasnt happened!!

      • PrepperDoc says:

        The Fed has managed to pull off a rather fantastic trick and until it falls apart….it won’t.

        Like most of us, I’m fully prepared for it to fall apart — but in the meantime, I’m also making hay while the sun shines in many different venues. Chinese radios are dirt cheap, for example, so I buy them NOW. I’ve diversified my fuel usage as much as I can while I could. Solar power. Reloading supplies out the wazooo. Food EVERYWHERE in our house. Farming. But the US still looks like the BEST of all the DIRTY SHIRTS OUT THERE. Europe is a MESS.

      • Right is RIGHT-wrong is WRONG says:

        PrepperDoc, “The dollar is so strong it isn’t funny”. One of the main reasons that the dollar is so strong (and it is a false strength) is because gold is artificially low in value because of what Paul Craig Roberts calls “naked shorts”. When the value of gold is low dollars are high in value and this is one of the reasons that we are printing money like there is no tomorrow. First there was Britten Woods after WW2 where America agreed to not print money and keep the dollar on the gold standard. America was able to take control of the world’s financial structure at this time. This worked up until Nixon around 1972 took America off the gold standard and Kisenger told Saudi A. that America would protect them if they would sell their oil in dollars (known as petro dollars)(also I believe the dollar reserve currency came out) which means that everybody had to buy dollars to buy oil and countries would have to buy dollars to settle their debits to each other. To all muslims America has protected Medina and Mecca since 1972. Your welcome. Iran, Russia and China are using currency swapes to get around the dollar reserve curr. and selling oil in gold (Iraq and Libya tried this you see what happened). This is probably why Hillary’s children want a war with Russia. So America used Brettin Woods, 1972 petro dollar and now keeping gold low to keep the dollar high when printing dollars like crazy to stay in control of the world’s financial markets. The big question is what is America going to do the fourth time to stay in control. WW3 is an option by poking Putin in the eye because the NEOCONS, Hillary and her children (00ps my bad…..her voters) plus the big O think they can with stand the first nuke exchange with Russia. The big O is still [poking Putin up until President Trump (the adults in America) takes control.

        • Right is RIGHT-wrong is WRONG says:

          Correction # 1 to above reply….line 22 from the top should say that Iraq wanted to sell oil in Euro’s and Libya want to sell oil in gold (dinars.. I think). They pulled on superman’s cape and got the big hammer.

        • PrepperDoc says:

          You may or may not be correct in the assertions you’re making, but let me point out some issues:

          Mr. Roberts may claim that shorts are keeping the gold price low…..I think this is likely a false conspiracy theory. When the dollar is highly prized, anything such as precious metals will obviously be cheaper valued in terms of the dollar, right?

          I completely agree that the FED has (effectively) printed > $3.5 T of money (by buying federal debt in the market). However, that has gone without any serious repercussions SO FAR. I thought they would not get away with it nearly this long; I have been proven wrong.

          Rather than waste time believing conspiracy theories, it is a better idea to buy an asset that is currently inexpensive in our currency. I already have plenty of precious metals, so I choose to buy foreign electronics and other useful goods. I may buy PM or stocks in the miners who stand to gain and are now selling cheaply. There is more than one way to make money……

          An actual price is more believable than a theory.

  4. All of the conditions and all of the indicators tell us it will crash. It hasn’t but that is because the FED, and our government agencies lied about the data to make things look better and they are living on borrowed money. I worked with a woman whose husband lost his job and after two years they were bankrupt. Her income and his unemployment didn’t cover their living costs and they resorted to using credit cards to keep everything going. They would run up a car to the limit and then the card company would extend their limit. They kept their payments current but only paid the minimum. Once a month or two they would get an offer in the mail for a credit card with no charge to move all of an existing credit card balance to the new one so they could continue this for another six months or so with the now empty card. It crashed on day, they ran out of luck, money and credit and it crashed. They lost their home, cars and credit and their marriage failed. Everyone who knew them and knew what they were doing could see it coming as could they themselves but the temptation to kick the can down the road and hope for a miracle was too great. This where we all are today. Our government keeps getting more and more credit and has even resorted to breaking the taboo of printing press money. It cannot go on forever and without a miracle it must crash. When? Who knows. If that family I knew had kept getting credit card offeres they would still be kicking the can down the road and that was 29 years ago. Yes we could do this for years maybe decades longer. BUT only if we continue and don’t allow something to be the trigger to a collapse. So I predict it will happen but it might not be 2017.

    • PrepperDoc says:

      well said. I don’t know when it will happen, I have mis-predicted it over and over myself! But I’m ready. That’s all God requires of me. The rest is in His hands.

  5. #4 Bad things tend to happen to the US when we stand against Israel…

    • Right is RIGHT-wrong is WRONG says:

      HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM…Shay I agree with you if you can show us where the “Balfour Declaration is written (which gave the Zionist a slice of Palastine after WW1 and finalized a man made Israel after WW2) is written in the TORAH. Ask any Orthadox Rabbi who is not a Zionest why they do not recognize a 1948 Israel as biblical even living in today Israel. GOD dispersed the JEWS and GOD will bring about the creation of Israel at the appropriate time and it ain’t through a man made documents and agreements after WW1. Orthadox Rabbis have protested the man made 1948 Israel since 1948 yet their control of main stream media won’t touch it. GOOGLE it if you dare.

      • That is an interesting philosophical/religious question worthy of discussing over coffee. But it has nothing to do with the reality. Israel exists and cannot be willed away. The Jews have lived on those lands for well over 3500 years and there is no other group that can make that claim. Most of the Arabs living there today came from surrounding countries around the beginning of the 20th century. The real issue is what now. Is anyone willing to try to throw the Jews off their land, Israel has nukes and if faced with being decimated they will use them? The other side of that same issue is will Israel sooner or later decide it has had enough of the Arabs attacking them and committing jihad against them and remove them completely from Israel (the greater Israel not the current Israel) and perhaps… perhaps bomb their enemies back into cavemen? I see no center ground for Israel. Right now they are being backed into a corner but sooner or later they must make this decision.

  6. Right is RIGHT-wrong is WRONG says:

    Right is Right and Wrong is wrong says that from above #3 down to paragraph 7 Sharpton really mean to say was,”We intend to make this a critical stand in terms of where people are with civil rights like I did when I lied about 4 white men raping a black woman and wiped feces all over her after which I went to jail or lost my law liscense (I think). Also what Sharpton is really talking about when saying “Season of civil disobedience” is about Black Lives Matter saying that in future riots they are going into the suburbs and also promoting the killing of more cops not to mention torturing mentally challenged white people.

  7. Jesse Mathewson says:

    Important to understand though, both russians and chinese are less spread out, our economy is pure inflation alone. Collapse is assured, timing is not.

  8. #4 Automation is bound to happen. machines don’t get sick,don’t get tired,don’t take vacations,don’t ask for raises and get cheaper as they make more of them. Just facts folks.

    • PrepperDoc says:

      I think you are right and that is highly concerning. If you look at blue collar wages…..that segment of the nation has taken it on the chin. That spells a large risk for social upheaval (read: insurrection). I happen to be in the portion of the curve that has made out like a bandit…..but I try to “give back” in many, many ways.

      Those robots will break. They will need work, and the wise man will learn skills that will benefit him in the end. Proverbs says, “Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will not stand before obscure men” (my memory of the verse, anyway).

    • Three new robots will lay off six production people per shift and hire one industrial electrician.

      • PrepperDoc says:

        That may well be the case, but remember that classical (that is conservative) economics says that this simply means we have five production workers who can now have their labor diverted to yet another way to increase our standard of living.

        The problem occurs when there is not enough innovation in a society to create new businesses and new products to employ those workers to build a yet-unthought-of new advance.

  9. 3) can’t stand that guy.
    5) they are going to be obliterated by the Texan’s.
    6) shouldn’t threaten people who have a lot of friends !!!

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