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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 real? How could something that happened decades ago actually repeat and happen again? I don’t have all the answers but I will be honest with

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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. currency if it collapses.

“If the U.S. national debt continues to grow, the collapse of the dollar system will take place in 2017,” said Mr. Degtyarev, a member of the nationalist Liberal

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Video of the Week: Economy and Prepper Strategy plus general ranting






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/.



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 experience.


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


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 answer is food. Lots and lots of food. Its not getting enough press but food prices continue to go out the roof. In a depressed economy with an inflationary environment everything will be getting

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YouTube Video: Education for the kids (and the Congress)

theroadwarri0r on YouTube just uploaded this video and left the comments below. Note in the video where the debt is mentioned to be at 5 trillion dollars. Seems like chump change compared to today.

- Rourke



“Isn’t the prescience of this video amazing? Do any of you remember seeing this back when you had to actually stand up to change the channel on Saturday mornings? This wasn’t that long ago, and look at our country now…well over $16,000,000,000,000 (sixteen trillion) dollars of debt as of 2012.

Beyond unsustainable.”

- theroadwarri0r


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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 know for sure until a new government is formed, and at this point it looks like that is not going to happen and that there will need to

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Wyoming bill introduced to study “what if” the Federal government collapses….


HOUSE BILL NO. HB0085 was submitted in Wyoming this past week and has caused quite a stir. Basically the bill requests a study to be done by the state to determine what the state must do in case of the collapse of the Federal Government.

The bill starts off by stating the bills purpose:

AN ACT relating to governmental studies; providing for a task force to study governmental continuity in case of a disruption in federal government operations; providing for a report; providing appropriations; and providing for an effective date.


The bill goes on to state

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Raising the debt ceiling……

Note from Rourke: I value everyone’s opinions – even those that differ from mine. With that said….I present this guest post.

Raising the Debt Ceiling Can Prevent the Forthcoming Recession- Give It A Thought

by Sophie Kinsella

The Congress has decided to reduce the federal deficit to the gradual economic recovery. As its immediate effect, it is presumed that when the economy will recover, the federal budget will be balanced. A sustained economic growth should be followed by a well structured and balanced budget for the government. As the general health of the US economy will

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Standard & Poor’s Downgrades its outlook for US


As if the news can’t get any worse for those who pay attention – Standard and Poor’s changed it’s outlook on the US credit rating from “stable” to”negative”. This is a significant event.

Investing in the United States has long been considered probably the safest most secure investment in the word. This is certainly a step in the opposite direction. It is amazing to me that so many people – such as yourself and now Standard & Poor’s can see the seriousness of the national debt – but Congress can’t seem to get together and do anything about it.

So –

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What is the Economy Really Doing via SHTFblog

The following is being re-posted with permission from SHTFblog.com . I read it and felt it was great – so I asked if I could also post it here.

 Main Stream Media vs The Blogosphere – What’s the Economy Really Doing?

by Jarhead Survivor on March 18, 2011

Today – straight from the SHTFblog newsroom:

For the last few years I’ve watched the main stream media, and by that I mean large news sites like CNN and MSNBC, try and tell everybody that everything is fine, the economy is improving, they expect housing to go up any minute, etc etc. 

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New Poll: Are things getting better?

Ok everyone – another poll. I think these are fun and it is interesting to see the results. So – how do you think things will be in 5 years?

Take Our Poll

Video for Modern Times……

Saw this over at TEOTWAWKI.ws- definitely worth watching……..


Evidence of inflation……

The Rourke family went on a tour of a winery not too far from home. Very interesting how wine is made – especially on a large scale.


During the tour the owner discussed raw material and guess what – how the prices have been going up on them recently and reducing his profit margins. He specifically discussed sugar and that how last year he was paying $16.00 for a 50 pound bag – and now that same bag is $30.00.

More reasons to stock up and prepare.


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Hyperinflation for 2011?

I pay very close attention to food prices as I do the grocery shopping in my family. Recently – I have noticed that prices – even sale prices – were higher than normal. Often I found myself noticing that regular prices were almost double on some items, then then marked down 30% for a sale. Still much high than normal.

I decided to do a little research to see if what I was seeing had any validity to it. Once I performed a Google search on food prices many returns came back  – “Prices are going up.”

Below is a

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Is America in Decline?

Reprinted with permission via TheEconomicCollapseBlog.com .

Is America In Decline? 24 Statistics About The United States Economy That Are Almost Too Embarrassing To Admit

Does anyone really want to hear that America is in decline?  For decades, most of us have been raised to believe that the United States is “number one” and that anyone who doubts that fact is a “gloom and doomer” that should just pack up and move to “Russia” or “Iraq” or some other country where things are not nearly as good.  But does it do us or future generations any good to ignore the very

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Recent comments from Wal-Mart CEO

 Bill Simon, CEO of Wal-Mart’s U.S. business, at a recent Goldman Sachs conferance made the following comments regarding customer behavior:

“I don’t need to tell you that our customer remains challenged…You need not go farther than one of our stores on midnight at the end of the month. And it’s real interesting to watch, about 11 p.m. customers start to come in and shop, fill their grocery basket with basic items – baby formula, milk, bread, eggs – and continue to shop and mill about the store until midnight when government electronic benefits cards get activated, and then the checkout starts

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Why store nickels?

I recently recieved several inquiries as to why I included “Stash $10.00 in nickles”  on one of my posts – Evaluating Goals.

Saving nickels is supposed to be a hedge against inflation. Here is the reasoning: The United States nickel is made up of 75% copper and 25% nickel. Should inflation take hold and the cost of everything begins to increase – the pure base metal value of the nickel will increase as well – far beyond the .05 cent face value of the coin. Thus – buy a nickel for .05 cents today – and

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US Unemployment Map

Justus over at Advanced Survival Guide has linked to an awesome telling map of the unemployment rate in the USA that changes over time.

The first time I watched the map as it changed to show the increased rates up to present time – it was very shocking.

Check it out here.


Economy on the right track?

Labor department released today information stating that the unemployment rate fell from 9.7% to 9.5%.

Good news, right?

Well - quoted from an MSNBC news article -

“The unemployment rate dropped from 9.7 percent to 9.5 percent, the lowest level since July 2009. But it fell because 652,000 people gave up on their job searches and left the labor force. People who are no longer looking for work aren’t counted as unemployed.”

I wonder how much of that you will actually hear listening to the mainstream news. I suspect an emphasis will be placed on the unemployment rate dropping – without

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Our Government and the Economy

I am no economic expert……but I have my opinions on what the government has been doing to supposedly help us. I just do not see it. The current administration is doing the opposite of what the Reagan administration did after taking office after Carter and the recession that was occurring back then. In my honest opinion – Obama is as radical as many suggested during his campaign – and much is coming to light now as he has bailed out Wall Street, Big Banks – but not helped the American people.

See posting below that really expresses the facts and

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Economy and Recent World Events

Over the past several months I have heard what is supposed to be a lot of good news about the economy. I just don’t buy it.

I am not an economic expert – but I still see bad times ahead and a possible second phase to this economic crisis. Just last week Obama stands in front of a bunch of reporters and announces great news – that the unemployment rate fell by .2% . When you look at the numbers it is a bunch of crap.

Supposedly there was a net increase in jobs of some 431,000 jobs in May.

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Sad but true…….