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The Economy Isn’t Going To Recover, U.S. Government Preparing for Collapse

The Economy isn’t going to recover. The government knows this and is getting ready, but in ways that are very disturbing.

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17 Comments on "The Economy Isn’t Going To Recover, U.S. Government Preparing for Collapse"

  1. dolanbaker on Sat, 27th Dec 2014 4:08 pm 

    Tin foil helmet!

  2. GregT on Sat, 27th Dec 2014 5:42 pm 

    Tin foil helmets?

    Perhaps now would be a good time to take them off people. Ignoring reality will not make reality go away.

    1.6 billion rounds of hollow-point ammo in of itself should be a wake up call. Hollow point bullets are not designed for target practice.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/ralphbenko/2013/03/11/1-6-billion-rounds-of-ammo-for-homeland-security-its-time-for-a-national-conversation/

  3. Rodster on Sat, 27th Dec 2014 5:51 pm 

    @dolan Don’t be a dumbass 😉

    You do realize that the US Govt recently purchased survival kits for the employees at the top US Banks?

  4. eugene on Sat, 27th Dec 2014 6:31 pm 

    Opiate of the masses: Cheap gas

  5. J-Gav on Sat, 27th Dec 2014 6:35 pm 

    The narrator almost seems to be gasping for breath, and there may be good reasons for that, but I’m not convinced they are the ones he refers to … at least not entirely.

    Collapse of some shape or form (financial/economic; biodiversity, resource depletion, etc) is doubtless a possibility, maybe even near-term, regarding the above-mentioned ones.

    What does that mean? A vicious downward economic spiral kicking in soon? War? More and more pressure exerted by central governments on the citizens of their countries (ie pretending that taking away their civil liberties is a necessity in the era of the ‘War On Terrorism?’) Could some sort of “people-getting-together” movement gain enough traction in time to prevent the worst outcomes?

    These are open questions which I don’t pretend to have the answers to. Nonetheless, I believe there is a way of reasoning that might alleviate the more extreme effects in a context of failing imperialism.

  6. Makati1 on Sat, 27th Dec 2014 7:04 pm 

    I didn’t watch the vid as the headline says it all.

    The US is a Fascist Police State in fact, if not obvious to it’s inmates … er … citizens.

    The Prez ignores Congress and writes his (elite’s) own laws by the hundreds.

    Police are being armed with military equipment and training and no longer serve the people.

    SWAT teams are breaking into hundreds of homes EVERY DAY.

    The “news” is tightly controlled.

    The income of the majority is shrinking faster every day.

    Millions are homeless (over 1 million children are included in that number).

    ~47 million in soup lines (SNAP).

    ~30% of the population are on tranquilizers.

    Decaying infrastructure.

    Zero interest income for savers.

    And on and on…

  7. Apneaman on Sat, 27th Dec 2014 9:45 pm 

    Anyone who invokes the “Tin foil” should be prepared to lay out a counter argument and provide the evidence. Most simply cannot handle these facts that are right out in the open. Ain’t no one hiding anything. Do they want the sheep to know or do they just not care?

  8. Nony on Sat, 27th Dec 2014 10:05 pm 

    I want to hide it from the sheep. I want my sweaters! Fleece, fleece. Come here and let my cut your hair off.

    🙂

  9. byronwalter on Sat, 27th Dec 2014 10:51 pm 

    There goes the signal to noise ratio on this site.

    Anyhow, sure the SMHTF any time but the past six years have been mighty sweet for those that have been in the market. Sure, you get squat on savings but there are plenty of blue chip companies that pay nice dividends.

    Oh, and one way to know if you are living in a fascist police state is to call it a fascist police state. If nothing happens, you probably aren’t living in one (i.e. try that test in North Korea).

    Anyhow, I don’t know if the rest of you are living in dumpsters or what but where I live, the roof doesn’t leak, the water is good, no electrical blackouts and no AK fire after sundown.

  10. Apneaman on Sun, 28th Dec 2014 12:14 am 

    Nony. Ain’t you from South Carolina? I been there. Darlington; at the race.

    South Carolina-Where men are men and sheep are nervous.

  11. Makati1 on Sun, 28th Dec 2014 7:36 am 

    byronwalter …”then they came an took them away in the night…”

    I wonder how many Jews said the same thing in Nazi Germany? Millions?

    While you were playing the market casino, your freedoms were taken away. Your real purchasing power was eroded and soon you to may be in those soup lines or worse. Some day a neighbor may get pisses that your dog crapped on their lawn and tell the police that they believe you are a terrorist and have unregistered guns. At 3 AM the SWAT team breaks down your front door and shoots your dog and terrorizes your family and maybe harms or kills one of them. But, that doesn’t happen does it? LOL

    http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2013/07/14/there-are-over-50000-swat-team-raids-annually-in-america/

    http://www.cato.org/raidmap

    http://www.cato.org/raidmap

    And on and on…

    And, Byron, I live in the Philippines now, not in the Police State.

  12. Kenz300 on Sun, 28th Dec 2014 9:20 am 

    Facts matter — despite what the right wing radio and Faux Noise says……. “opinions” are not “facts”

    “The U.S. economy grew even faster in the third quarter than initially thought, posting the strongest six months of growth in more than a decade and pulling further ahead of other big economies of the world.”

    ———————-

    US economy posts even stronger growth in Q3 – Houston Chronicle

    http://www.chron.com/news/article/US-economy-grew-at-3-9-percent-rate-in-3rd-quarter-5916376.php

  13. bobinget on Sun, 28th Dec 2014 9:32 am 

    Makati, There is resistance to police brutality.

    Even the Democratic party, led by a center right president is speaking out in a vain effort to hold on to its base.

    The Tea Party proves my point. A cohesive group can have influence with only a few elected representatives. Crisis, and 2015 will be a year of crisis, will see change in BOTH main political parties
    in America.
    In past wars, we are at war again, most Americans
    (not all) coalesced, united, at least in the beginning,
    to oppose a common ‘enemy’.

    This time we don’t see any enthusiasm for continued warfare. There is no pro or anti war movement. Nevertheless, war is being thrust upon
    us. Unless ‘powers the be’ fess up and explain our
    absolute economic need to import Mideast oil,
    I doubt even daily beheading videos, will inspire
    more then increased demand for video games.

    IMO, as oil prices creep back up towards $100+
    folks will blame President O and leave it at that.

  14. Dredd on Sun, 28th Dec 2014 9:37 am 

    Find out how much military equipment you county got (Will The Military Become The Police? – 10).

    Follow up on it by asking your county rep about the latest.

  15. Boat on Sun, 28th Dec 2014 11:40 am 

    It’s all about making a buck. The military has a budget of 630 billion a year down from 720 billion a year. The military is so big the US hasent been able to run an independent audit for over 25 years. Throw in the FBI, homeland security etc the potential for fraud and abuse goes on and on. All humans live with greed and no government system has been able to eradicate it’s presence and effects. No control the population or fear the government except for fiscal spending and lack of control.
    How to get out from under a deficit and pay down a 18 trillion dollar debt? Easy, 450 billion every year from unpaid taxes. A 250 billion military is plenty big to handle Russia and China. Stop immigration. Heavily fine any employer that hires an illegal, Cut out hip, knee, ,liver, kidney transplants from the government health care plans. My rough math shows we could pay down the debt at over a trillion a year and eliminate the deficit withalot of pain.

  16. Apneaman on Sun, 28th Dec 2014 1:42 pm 

    Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics
    ……………………………

    Magic Growth Numbers

    http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/12/26/magic-growth-numbers-paul-craig-roberts/

  17. vox_mundi on Sun, 28th Dec 2014 3:01 pm 

    From: 2014-15 Army Priorities for Strategic Analysis: Chief Of Staff of the Army Special Interest Topics – Key Strategic Issues List
    http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB1227.pdf
    • Given the growing importance of homeland defense, what would be the benefits and drawbacks of realigning the Guard under the department of Homeland Security to enhance domestic security and disaster response, while retaining utility for overseas missions in support of the Department of Defense?
    • What emerging capabilities can enhance mission effectiveness of Army units committed for Defense Support to Civil Authority (DSCA) missions, particularly in terms of communication and relief supply distribution?
    • In what new ways can Title 10 forces (Active Army and U.S. Army Reserve) provide enhanced capabilities to NORTHCOM during DSCA?
    • Can traditional campaign planning and theater design improve planning for DSCA?
    • Develop recommendations to improve DoD Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) during a no-notice complex catastrophe in the homeland, where additional force structure is not available
    • What are the strategic implications regarding the use of future ground combat vehicles in the highly vertical fighting landscape of the “megacity”? Will combat vehicles with enhanced vertical and omni-directional sensory, targeting, and lethality capabilities be an asset in these possible future “megacity” scenarios?
    • Evolving Warfare challenges require USNORTHCOM to maintain sufficient combat capability to deter or defeat attacks both symmetric and asymmetric, on the homeland. Define sufficient combat capability required in order to defend the homeland.
    • What are the strategic, ethical, and legal implications of the integration of biometric databases and sensor technologies within ground vehicles to assist in the identification and attrition of enemy forces or individuals?
    • Many active Chemical/Biological/Radiation/Nuclear (CBRN) forces are on orders/Prepare To Deploy Orders (PTDO) to support Homeland Defense missions. Given the magnitude of this mission, they are considered unavailable for overseas contingency missions. Assess if the active force requirements to support potential Homeland Defense and Domestic Response missions are adequate. Are these active CBRN forces able to meet future overseas contingency operations given the domestic requirements
    • How will changes in energy harvesting and consumption alter the global security environment? How will rising energy consumption in emerging nations alter the strategic landscape? How will competition over other resources (food, water, etc) shape conflict in manners that have implications for USSOCOM?
    • Mass Migration: One of the fundamental questions that arise as a mass migration event begins to unfold is: How many people will migrate (as internally displaced persons or refugees) as a result of the crisis and where will they migrate to? There is some literature that speaks to concerns on the part of migrants with regard to personal safety and security as reasons for leaving their home, but are there other important triggers? Additionally, once the decision is made to migrate, what determines how many will migrate, what path they select, and what is the intended final destination for each group of migrants? What role does geography (elevation, water, food, etc.), nearby population centers, available transportation modes/routes/nodes, and political boundaries play in such decisions?
    • Venezuelan economic and oil collapse and ramifications for USSOUTHCOM AOR region and for its countries and implications for the United States. Despite having the largest (heavy) oil reserves in the world, Venezuela is experiencing an economic decline due to fundamental macroeconomic, microeconomic, balance of payments, and trade mismanagement as a result of continued Bolivarian Socialism and unwillingness to change its economic policies. What are the engagement opportunities for USSOUTHCOM and the United States? How will USSOUTHCOM countries react to and potential Venezuelan economic collapse? What are the political-economic-social instability effects in these countries?

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