If you live in the US you should watch this NOW

Discussion in 'General Preparedness Discussion' started by Tirediron, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. Tirediron

    Tirediron RockyMountainCanadian

  2. Reblazed

    Reblazed Member

    Thanks for the post. We've all watched it happening, unfortunately some are still in denial. Just one reason to prep.

  3. horseman09

    horseman09 Well-Known Member

    I would have liked to slap Meredith Whitney up along side the head for her condescending attitude. She treated that economist like he was talking about an invasion of little green Martians or some other such silly thing. "Heheeeee. Thanks for coming. Heheeeee." she said.

    We'll see how smiley she is when she gets a pink slip some morning and a few months later has no place to live and no way to make a living other than hooking herself in exchange for a piece of moldy bread.
  4. JayJay

    JayJay Well-Known Member

    And for all who think those contracts being filled for the government by Mountain House, et al....are for you??

    Oh, voy!!:(
  5. crikey

    crikey Member

    serious issues

    This is some serious stuff folks. If the state starts defaulting on paying people, we will be in some serious trouble. Imagine the police not being paid or not having gas to respond to calls. Same for the fire department. hospitals turning people away or going private because they are not being paid for their services. This has what is called a domino effect. Better get a few months of food together now.
  6. JayJay

    JayJay Well-Known Member

    Some of those things you listed are already happening in many cities..

    Arizona sold their state buildings, the Capitol, and others....they are leasing them for 20 years...some state parks are closed....Chicago sold their parking meters and the owner (china??) raised the rates...and many states are selling the actual parking meters, like Nashville.:eek:
  7. alanz

    alanz Active Member

    A trillion dollar problem? That's nothing to Congress and the Fed, the way they've been spending money lately. I bet you the states will get bailed out by the government. In which case, it will just speed up inflation.
  8. SurviveNthrive

    SurviveNthrive a dude

    It's fortunate that we have the right man as President, selected for the right reasons.
  9. sailaway

    sailaway Well-Known Member

    I am an elected official in my city, we have already had to lay city workers off to balance our budget this year. We have stopped the hemoraging of money until 2012, our state funding will be cut way back then. Our 3 city worker unions will not agree to any across the board wage & benefit cuts so we will lay off more then.

    The Ohio School System will begin to take their lumps from the state in 2011. We are expecting to see lay offs there, but not sure how many. I know it wont be pretty. My wife is a school teacher, she just thinks it's business as usual and expects it to be business as usual with her pension being there in the end and it wont.

    Others in the city just keep writing grants to do this and to do that, the attitude is that it comes from the federal gov't and it is all free. Sooner than later we will have to answer to China, and they are not our friends!
  10. The_Blob

    The_Blob performing monkey

    sarcasm font needs more sarcasm... and eye rolls ( :rolleyes: ) ... :ignore:
  11. The_Blob

    The_Blob performing monkey

    it was YOU sailaway, you and your damned dirty lawnmowing initiative have single-handedly bankrupted that fine city... :lolsmash:
  12. The_Blob

    The_Blob performing monkey

    All of this is actually intentional as it is easier to control the hearts & minds if each student is learning from the same (gubmint approved) curriculum in a "virtual classroom" of 1,000 (10,000?... 1,000,000?) students being 'taught' (ie read propaganda to) by the same talking head with a few keyboard monkeys or FAQ auto-fill 'bots' responding to questions (and of course looking for dissent by analyzing #s of questions and their content by student)

    it leads to knee-jerk reactions like people wanting to privatize law enforcement (for private property I don't have a problem with it, they're called 'security guards' :rolleyes: ), people shouldn't feel safe just because they have a decent credit report and live inside pay-cop coverage, what are we going to see if THAT gets implemented?


    Economic stratification (ie Class Warfare) will be the order of the day... so if you get mugged or burgled or what-have-you in a CPZ, you can try and get one of the few ordinary cops left for free - and you know, fat chance - or pay for immediate Contract Police service... if you've got enough on your RFID credit card. The Jekyll-turns-to-Hyde side of that is you could goto a paycop and say "that homeless guy has a very disturbing face" and ping the cop $300, the cops will take him in an alley & beat the ever living crap out of him and file it as causing a disturbance/resisting arrest :eek: ... of course, the malls will be cleaner :ignore:

    There needs to be an understanding, I think, that safety isn't a transaction.

    I'd rather people saw no way to purchase 'safety' like that, temporary or not; I'd rather they just gave up... or woke up.
  13. CulexPipiens

    CulexPipiens Still waiting for the zombies.

    These reports, that me and the Mrs. starting noticing awhile back, is what prompted us to get serious about prepping. Local news reports about a municipality being short on funds and laying off 6 cops followed by the police responses of "We only have the manpower to be reactionary now. We won't be patrolling and such anymore as we simply do not have the staff to do so anymore." pretty much sums it up. Call 911, we'll see if we have someone available, maybe....

    When they're cutting critical departments then next things will be critical resources (water, electricity, etc.).
  14. HozayBuck

    HozayBuck Well-Known Member

    It was this kind of news that finely woke me up to realize that my total income is from the Gov. between DAV and SSI , when I opened my eyes I saw that while I've been prepping for years more or less that wasn't enough .

    I can see the day coming when my checks won't show up in my bank account , then what? the answer was that when mine don't show nobodies will , that will be the day the cities start burning and the shtf, not just for me but for all of us, if the Gov can't pay me how many people with their entire future tied up in 401 K's and other such plans will still get a check in the mail?

    In some ways it was better to realize that I wouldn't be left treading water alone, but until then I really needed to do something proactive , trying to find ways to clear debt is of the most important, not because I want to be nice and pay off my loans, no it's because only by freeing up as much money as possible can I really hit the prepping like I need to... debt is a major anchor in preventing one from really getting prepared... yea I know yawl know this, but there I was fat and sassy with a couple of tons of guns and ammo and maybe MAYBE... a years worth of LTS.. but there is so much more that I need to get done... and haven't even started...

    The worst of it is.. I KNOW THIS ! and have known it for years and years yet didn't get my head out of my azz until recently...

    I'm looking out the window as I type , watching a fat "Walter" ( I decided all the Squirrels around here should have a name ) and I thought AH ha... FOOD !! ... poor Walter... hunting for meat has always been a part of my LTS plan but there is so much more..

    Well there it is... the old fart woke up at last and saw the light at the end...etc... mine wasn't day light it's the on coming train... now I'm running as fast as I can back the way I came...

    One day I think we will all wake up and it will be shtf day , and most likely this internet thing will be gone... and we will wonder how is the rest of the forum family are doing.. I feel pretty good about all yawl.. I think as a whole this bunch will have a better chance then 90% of the population....

    Gee I sound morbid today...guess it's the gray day outside... or the black storm clouds on the edge of our country...

    Heading for my Mom's place in OKC today, no net for the most part so to all
    Merry Christmas !! and please remember our troops in your prayers..

  15. booter

    booter Well-Known Member

    I am not sticking up for anyone here, but it sounds 'like she and others in this broadcast are telling the ''the bare-naked truth, without the
    sugar-coating liberally applied by the media/Govt. Spin Doctors!'' I'm 54-yrs.old, my kids out of high school, all without the benefit of ever
    having owned or watched network TV, so unlike most of this Country we're not 'programmed-LOL!' ''to expect to know=what they want us
    to think & how we react.'' It's the ''Heed the Message, don't Condemn the Messenger'' situation, I would not want to be the one when the
    dust settles with the knowledge - left standing & telling whoever's left ''I TOLD YOU SO!'' Sure some of the preppers on this site are awake,
    but I still see by some people's 'posts' the depth of indoctrination still has, holding people in place. Try to/and-filter; situations / scenarios / information, looking through New Eyes, if something seems 'Too good to be True' it is, if it's a 'No Problem' event 'You better run fast, and
    don't look back' [remember Lot's family=in the Bible]. If the Govt. tells you; ''We've Got IT Under Control''='best grab your BOB & GOOD!, or
    ''We're Looking Into IT, We'll Get Right Back TO YOU!''=make like a 'Ghost & Disappear', & ''For YOUR Own Safety, REPORT To This Location
    With Your Family, WE Have EVERYTHING You NEED!''=Start PRAYing, & Don't Ever STOP!!! Her attitude's expected after trying for years to
    get THE MESSAGE through to the SHEEPLE of America, ''We are all SOL & TSIGTHTF - WTF!!!''

    What I could tell from the broadcast is; Game Over, End of File, Tipping Point=Arrival Imminent, Running on Empty, the Point of No Return,
    Up the Creek Without a Paddle, Abandon All You Who Enter Here [in Dante's Inferno this message on the sign, hanging over the entrance
    to the Gates of Hell].
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2010
  16. JayJay

    JayJay Well-Known Member

    :gaah:Booter...I think you about covered it....now, work on your neighbors, friends, family, and church members...

    I wish you luck.
  17. Jarhead0311

    Jarhead0311 Well-Known Member

    What in the hell are you talking about?
  18. Clarice

    Clarice Well-Known Member

    I too work for the county government. It is hard for me to look the other way when I see so much waste.
  19. frankd4

    frankd4 AK4FU

    the great un washed

    What do you think is going to happen when thousands do not get their welfare checks?
    It will not be pretty, entitlement mentality runs deep in this country get ready it’s coming soon.
  20. Klayton

    Klayton Member

    Please tell me that's sarcasm? I am new here and would hate to find out I joined a liberal forum... :eek: