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

Check out the following excerpt from 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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Video of the Week: Economy and Prepper Strategy plus general ranting






This post was originally published over at 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



New Zealand Economic Collapse

By Harriet, Editor-At-Large Australia

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


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: The Retreat

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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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

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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

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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

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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

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What is the Economy Really Doing via SHTFblog

The following is being re-posted with permission from . 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

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