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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Current State of the Government

YouTube is an absolutely incredible source of information on almost anything you can think of. Every week we feature a new video related to a variety of topics such as firearms, first aid, gardening, security, food storage, water filtration….and current events.

 

This weeks video is essentially political in nature – leave no doubt about it. I believe it points out the truth to what has happened

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Half The Country Makes Less Than $27,520 A Year And 15 Other Signs The Middle Class Is Dying

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This was was originally published over at the excellent website – The Economic Collapse.

by Michael Snyder

If you make more than $27,520 a year at your job, you are doing better than half the country is. But you don’t have to take my word for it, you can check out the latest wage statistics from the Social Security administration right here. But of course $27,520 a year will

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Stock market crash of 1929 repeating?

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Please look at the graphic below which compares a period of time leading up to the 1929 Stock Market Crash, and recent market trends over the past few years. This information is circulating the Internet as a prediction that come this January the stock market will crash. Based on these trends Economic Collapse appears to be right around the corner. I have stared at those trends over and over again just wondering. Is this for

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Thoughts on the Gold Standard…..

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by SF

I realize that this will probably count as heresy in this company, but I feel it is time for me to explain at least an alternative standpoint. Maybe somebody can give me a concrete reason that validates the gold standard. The argument that it was historically always thus is not a real argument in my eyes.

 

In answer to everybody that demands a return to a gold standard for currency: Why is

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Death by China

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I recently received the following email from a reader:

 

Dear Rourke,

I would ask you to advise all your readers to watch “Death by China”, (it is on Netflix), well before the Christmas shopping season. You can also watch a preview on you tube.

The US has lost 57,000 manufacturing plants to China, since Clinton signed away the US economy with the World Trade Organization agreement.

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Russian lawmaker wants to outlaw U.S. dollar…..

Check out the following excerpt from WashingtonTimes.com article published on November 13th –

MOSCOW — Predicting the imminent collapse of the U.S. dollar, a Russian lawmaker submitted a bill to his country’s parliament Wednesday that would ban the use or possession of the American currency.

Mikhail Degtyarev, the lawmaker who proposed the bill, compared the dollar to a Ponzi scheme. He warned that the government would have to bail out Russians holding the U.S.

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When We Need to Prep for Economic Hardship

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By Harriet, Editor At Large – SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com

As I look back over my own life and through the generations as far as our family is concerned, I think our biggest risk is not a collapse of the power grid, nor TEOTWAWKI, but financial hardship due to loss of employment, loss of a working partner, changing social circumstances or a slow, insidious reduction of buying power at a time when there is low income.

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New Zealand Economic Collapse

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New Zealand Economic Collapse

By Harriet, SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com Editor-At-Large Australia

***This article originally appeared over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. It can be found HERE.

Back in 1984 I lived in New Zeal and during the time the country’s economy collapsed. I was told by someone working very close to the incoming government that the country technically became bankrupt over the weekend after the 1984 elections. This meant the incoming government had no money in its coffers to

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YouTube Video: Wake Up America – Homeland Security Preparing For 2nd Revolution

 

What do you think folks?

- Rourke

 

 

Video of the Week:The Whole Bubble Economy Will Implode

 

Via The Economic Collapse Blog – 50 Predictions For 2013

This re-post from the excellent website TheEconomicCollapseBlog.com can be found in its original form here – http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/50-predictions-for-2013.

-Rourke

 

50 Predictions For 2013

Are you ready for a wild 2013? It should be a very interesting year. When the calendar flips over each January, lots of people make lots of lists. They make lists of “resolutions”, but most people never follow through on them. They make lists of “predictions”, but most of those predictions

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NEW ZEALAND ECONOMIC COLLAPSE

This post was originally published over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. I have to be honest – I never knew that New Zealand had the economic troubles the author describes. After reading – I waned to share with the MSO family.

To view the article in its original format – see http://seasonedcitizenprepper.com/new-zealand-economic-collapse/.

Rourke

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New Zealand Economic Collapse

By Harriet, SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com Editor-At-Large Australia

Country-wide economic collapse. Do I have to bug out? One person’s

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Being frugal……homemade laundry detergent

Many preppers today are doing so out of fear of inflation and the economy. More and more people are shopping sales, using coupons, and shopping discount centers. Part of my inflation protection system is stocking up on many commonly used household items such as shampoo, body wash, soap, toilet paper, dish detergent, and laundry detergent. I buy when on sale and stock up.

 

With two action-packed boys we go through a lot of

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Recent Rawles interview on economic collapse…….

I know it is long but this is a great interview with SurvivalBlog.com owner James Wesley, Rawles.

I enjoyed it.

Rourke

 

 

from The Economic Collapse – The Bad Jobs Report……

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Reprinted with permission from The Economic Collapse – original article can be found HERE .

The Bad Jobs Report Is Just A Very Small Taste Of The Nightmare That Is Coming

 

Another month, another bad jobs report. For the month of May, the U.S. economy only added 69,000 jobs and the unemployment rate rose to 8.2%. Many are calling this a total “disaster” and are worried that the U.S. economy could

Continue reading from The Economic Collapse – The Bad Jobs Report……

11 Quotes That Show How Worried The Financial World Is About Europe Right Now

This article appeared originally over at The Economic Collapse – a great site.

– – – Rourke

 

 

The recent elections in France and in Greece have thrown the global financial system into an uproar. Fear and worry are everywhere and nobody is quite sure what is going to happen next. All of the financial deals that Greece has made over the past few years may be null and void. Nobody is going to

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Recommended reading: “Economic Collapse: A Very Real Threat.”

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If you are at all concerned, interested……or an American citizen – please go over to The Homestead Report and read one of JP’s latest posts – Economic Collapse: A Very Real Threat.

Why is this post important to the prepper community? Well, like many of JP’s other posts he does an excellent job of putting together information from a variety of sources showing the problems we have today with government and our

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Re-post from The Retreat: The American Economy – A Few Questions

Published with permission from The Retreat . Original post located HERE.

by Badvoodoodaddy

I have a few questions for our Elected Officials. There are a few things that I don’t quite understand that they have talked about and a few questions about a few things they just don’t talk about at all. The first question is what are the people doing that were on unemployment that have run out of benefits and still have not

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Video of the Week: World Collapse Explained in 3 Minutes

I love this……..

 

Rourke

It is time……….

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I believe we are standing at the top of a great mountain…….and about to fall over the edge. It will take a while to reach the bottom…but the path down will be bumpy and as we get closer – we will pick up speed.

Of course – I am using the above as an analogy for our economy today. I, like many others, just do not see the leadership in Washington that can make the

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Stretching money in a tough economy

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I am lucky. I have a good job and my wife works as well. I am not heavy in debt.

Regardless – I am pretty particular where I spend my money. In today’s economy a little research, a little looking around and you can save a lot of money.

Here are some examples:

Google Product Search – I buy a lot of stuff online. Although I make every effort to do business locally – I

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New prepper TV Show: “Doomsday Prepper”

Alright everyone – I am really excited to watch this new TV show Monday night at 10:00pm (here on the east coast).

The show is called “Doomsday Preppers” and of significance in this episode is the highlighting of two people I am familiar with – SouthernPrepper1(David) and Engineering775(Scott) from YouTube. I recently spent the day with these two great guys and I am very excited for them with this opportunity. The show illustrates the importance

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Video of the Week: Government Gone Wild

Take care all –

Rourke

Guest Post: The Dissolution of the United States

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There are troubling financial signs coming out of Washington and the State Capitols. Deficits, mounting debt, and a poor economy are proving to be a direct threat to the future of our country. Poor economic policies, trillions of dollars in national debt, political bickering, and a fundamental lack of leadership will bring on the dissolution of the United States.

 

2011 and 2012

The Federal budget for 2011, which runs from October

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