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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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What if gas suddenly went WAY up?

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Gas prices now are about twice what they were in early 2008. People are so used to paying $3.50 for a gallon of gas that it has become the norm. I even had my wife say some about how “cheap” gas was when it dropped locally below $3.00 per gallon last year. Hmmm…..

With the continued unrest in the Middle East and the rest of the world it got me thinking: What if gas climbed

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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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4 Ways to Financially Survive a Natural Disaster

Tips About Storing Gold

Natural disasters can be devastating on many levels. The physical and emotional trauma often affects hundreds, if not thousands, of victims, and can be an overwhelming experience for many. After the dust has settled, communities are left to pick up the pieces. The financial toll of these events can become an enormous burden. To better prepare yourself against catastrophe, consider the following tips on how to financially survive a natural disaster.

Protect the Essentials

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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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Infographic: Foreign Aid Around the World

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You know…..the government taxes the living $#*% out of us and continues to spend more and more money while taking more and more. It is a never ending cycle of irresponsible fiscal policy that is happening right n front of the American people and there is hardly an uproar. Sure – there are some of us who speak the truth and there are groups (like the Tea Party) as well – but just look at

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U.S. GENERAL: LET’S MAKE OBAMA RESIGN

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The following post was originally published over at WND.com. It can be seen in its original format HERE.

 

WASHINGTON – A retired Army general is calling for the “forced resignations” of President Obama, other administration officials and the leadership of Congress for the direction they’re taking the nation, his list of grievances including the systematic political purge of hundreds of senior military officers in the U.S. military.

Retired Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely told

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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

 

Guest Post: DON’T WAIT TO BARTER!

DON’T WAIT TO BARTER!

By

F. J.

 

Everywhere you look there are references to bartering, and how it will be an asset when shtf.

But why not use bartering now before the shtf to help enable you to get prepared?

Bartering is, by definition a system of exchanging goods and services without the use of currency.

Let’s face it, when the shtf there won’t be many people with any money to get what

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The Essence of Money or Tools for Trade

The Essence of Money or Tools for Trade

I know. I know. What does this have to do with prepping?

After the survival phase of any catastrophe comes the rebuilding. What I mean is in the prepping world lots of time and energy is devoted to BOB’s, food storage, defense, shelter, water purifiers, etc. What’s not discussed is after everything comes apart, how do we put it back together,

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Why prepare?

Man. What a question! Why prepare?

Well, let’s take a look at what could be an endless list:

unemployment disability inflation/hyperinflation house fire car accident car breakdown divorce alien invasion earthquake tornado hurricane winter storm power outage/black out economic collapse martial law EMP attack solar flare drought crime wave flood race war world war chemical spill nuclear accident supply chain interruption government collapse volcanic eruption/super volcano asteroid/meteor impact invasion

I am sure I left some

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Our government is out of control……

Yeah – old news, right? All that is needed is to pay a little attention to the decisions of our own government makes supposedly made in our best interest.

I am a big backer of law enforcement – BUT am I the only one that is seeing a strange correlation between an ever increasing use of drone technology and Skynet? I want law enforcement to have the tools needed to fight crime – but it

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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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What if you knew?

 

 

Catching up on some reading over at the Total Survivalist Libertarian Rantfest. Ryan over there mentioned about a video that Youtuber SouthernPrepper1 put up not too long ago asking the question:

What if you knew that between 6 and 18 months from now there would be an economic collapse – what would you do now to prepare?

Obviously hypothetical in nature as we just don’t know what the future

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Preparedness Website Q&A………question #3

 

We continue the multi-part series of Questions and Answers involving several websites who each take one simple question…..and answer it. This Q&A will continue through Friday.

The other participating sites are as follows:

SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com IfItHitsTheFan.com The Retreat reThinkSurvival.com DoomandBloom.net ApartmentPrepper.com

Today’s Question: What’s the most important thing people can do to prepare themselves in today’s troubled economy?

The short

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Interview: The Retreat’s BadVooDooDaddy……

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Those who have hung around the halls here at ModernSurvivalOnline Institute for Preparedness Studies(M.I.P.S.) are likely familiar with the name….BadVooDooDaddy. This fine gentleman often comments on posts and engages in discussions providing his expert analysis and dazzles us with his vast knowledge.

 

OK – I am laying it on pretty thick.

 

BadVooDooDaddy is the owner of the website – The Retreat – Preparedness, Survival, and Just Plain Old Life. I have corresponded

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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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