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Our nation is getting desperate. When will chaos rise in our streets?

Buy a weapon to prepare for what may be the most devastating economic downturn our nation has ever faced. As one trained in economics, I never thought I'd write those words.

However, I'll repeat them. Buy a gun.

The coming storm will not only impose financial hardships for those unprepared, but also entail a physical threat to you, your family and your property.

The threat will come from inside the halls of government with the constant attack on savings and investments through inflation, monetary gimmickry and, eventually, the destruction of our currency.

These events will be led by welfare programs gone awry. A recent nearby incident, and events in London, forced me to confront a reality too few wish to believe. Here's what FT.com's Gautam Malkani had to say:

The speed of the disintegration said everything. It took less than 48 hours for London to descend from self-styled capital of the world into a circuit of burning dystopian hells. The speed of BlackBerry messaging; the speed of kids on BMXs; the speed of Molotovs and petrol. Never mind the police, even the media couldn't keep up.

The world around us is deteriorating every day: socially and economically. It's not limited to London.

England seems pretty distant, but when the chaos rears up in your backyard, literally, you begin to prioritize and prepare. I suggest you do the same.

Let me explain.

Last Saturday night, in a very upscale neighborhood a few blocks from where I live, a horde of what can only be described as feral youth descended upon a very upscale outdoor shopping area called the Country Club Plaza.

They arrived around 11 p.m. after their cellphones alerted them that this upper-middle-class shopping district, two miles from the third-richest residential area in the country, was the target for that evening.

Within an hour, shots were fired by one group of kids at another and three children were hospitalized.

It's not the first flash mob to hit Kansas City and likely won't be the last. If our city's mayor had not coincidentally been on the scene, our local media would have swept it under the rug.

As you could expect, they've attributed the "disturbance" to kids not having enough activities "like night basketball." In other words, the middle class needs to entertain these hooligans or they'll entertain themselves by robbing and terrorizing the productive class.

Philadelphia's mayor has been dealing with these thugs for 24 months. Here's the recent reaction from Mayor Michael Nutter:

"You've damaged yourself, you've damaged another person, you've damaged your peers and, quite honestly, you've damaged your own race."

Mayor Nutter didn't stop there. He blasted the youth and their parents of Philadelphia with:

Take those God darn hoodies down, especially in the summer. Pull your pants up and buy a belt 'cause no one wants to see your underwear or the crack of your butt. Nobody.

If you walk into somebody's office with your hair uncombed and a pick in the back, and your shoes untied, and your pants half down, tattoos up and down your arms and on your neck, and you wonder why somebody won't hire you? They don't hire you 'cause you look like you're crazy!

The Immaculate Conception of our Lord Jesus Christ took place a long time ago, and it didn't happen here in Philadelphia. So every one of these kids has two parents who were around and participating at the time. They need to be around now.

Parents who neglect their children, who don't know where they are, who don't know what they're doing, who don't know who they're hanging out with, you're going to find yourself spending some quality time with your kids in jail.

To fathers: "If you're not providing the guidance, and you're not sending any money, you're just a sperm donor."

That's powerful stuff, but I dare say many wish it were said sooner. I would also suggest that too many should have said it, but feared being labeled a racist if they utter such cutting, yet accurate, remarks.

If London, Kansas City or Philadelphia were isolated events, I'd not bother mentioning it. It's occurring everywhere. The signs of our crumbling civilization are all around us. The same stories are being reported from Chicago to Miami and from coast to coast.

It's even occurring in what is considered one of the most civilized countries in the world. The Associated Press reported Aug. 17 that Swedish police say unrest erupted overnight in Goteborg, the country's second-largest city, as several officers were attacked by youths hurling rocks and Molotov cocktails.

I've heard all the theories of why this group or that group should be excused for animal-like behavior.

And, like Mayor Nutter, I'm calling those excuses what they are. B.S.

The root cause is the destruction of family by the federal government and its welfare policies. Fathers are no longer needed, or even economically beneficial, when Big Brother steps in and pays unwed mothers more, monthly, for each fatherless child they drop from their wombs.

If you look at the numbers, it's a lucrative cottage industry in some parts of the United States.

Combine these destructive policies of the federal government with the costliest "free" education on the planet that teaches nothing except that you're a victim, sprinkle a little left-wing media propaganda, and you have the perfect formula for a civil unrest.

Economically speaking, we had far more poor during the Great Depression than we do today, so please don't tell me it's because our poor are so underprivileged. We also had far less crime in the '30s.

The real facts tell a very different story.

The United States has no significant amount of real poor. By this I mean destitute, suffering from malnutrition or without material goods. By most standards, our poor are very well off.

The so-called poor of our country are angry, though their rage is baseless. They have received without contribution, and take without merit.

The ones who should be outraged in our country are the middle classes. They should be rioting.

Our retirements are stolen. They'll either nationalize it on the next major market drop, or it'll be eaten up by Big Ben's inflation. Either way, it's locked into worthless dollar-denominated investments through the government regulations that assume we are too irresponsible to take care of our own lives.

Of course we know the Social Security we've paid into for a lifetime has been stolen right out from under our noses. There's nothing there but Treasury IOUs, now rated AA+.

And all the while we face these delights, we're browbeaten by Obama into believing we are not paying our "fair share."

http://www.taipanpublishinggroup.com/tpg/taipan-daily/taipan-daily-081811.html?sub=TD&o=438224&s=441612&u=48412125&l=298798&r=Milo

The irony here is that he insists the poor have nothing to complain about- being much better off materially than the poor of other places- then says the middle class should be rioting instead!!!- but surely they are even more well placed than the poor who themselves have nothing to complain about.?

So on the face of it all concerned are far better off than other people in distant lands- yet for some strange reason everyone concerned is mad as hell and ain't gonna take it any more :lol::lol::lol:

Edited by wonderpup

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Buy a weapon to prepare for what may be the most devastating economic downturn our nation has ever faced.

He's right. Time To get serious. I've just ordered one of these.

http://www.chinasale...13088898370.jpg

*[i already have a non locking penknife with a sub three inch blade.]

F*@k with me at your peril, rioting Zombies.

Edited by Milton

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The irony here is that he insists the poor have nothing to complain about- being much better off materially than the poor of other places- then says the middle class should be rioting instead!!!- but surely they are even more well placed than the poor who themselves have nothing to complain about.?

So on the face of it all concerned are far better off than other people in distant lands- yet for some strange reason everyone concerned is mad as hell and ain't gonna take it any more :lol::lol::lol:

Doesn't mention the sheer brow beating, bullying and brainwashing by Big Business Monster companies or the monetary, fraudulant rip-offs and takeover of their country by the USA super rich.

The only 'crack' i've seen exposed recently is the one in the Philladelphia 'liberty and independence' Bell

Forced in 'dependence' on welfare food tokens or imprisoned if you let the authorities know you are pissed off with their constant bullshite (a bit cheesy but still)

Edited by erranta

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A big problem with his argument is many of those unemployed who haven't contributed.. are wanting desperately to contribute. Imagine if like a steel mill or auto plant or port opened up jobs and wanted people who would 'contribute' to the economy. Aka a real job, doing something real, payinig real money opened up.

99% of these people would think they won the lottery they would be so happy.

I think this misconception of the unemployed comes because many of the writers are older persons who were young and looking for work in a much different time. A time when many companies who paid real wages and produced real things had shortages of workers. So in that environment the lack of contribution is a fair criticism for a healthy person.

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He's right. Time To get serious. I've just ordered one of these.

http://www.chinasale...13088898370.jpg

*[i already have a non locking penknife with a sub three inch blade.]

F*@k with me at your peril, rioting Zombies.

FFs you'd need more than a poxy sling shot/ catapult, you'd be better making your home run of the mill, add some security, then hide in the loft with a lockable hatch rather than take the Zombies on, are you going toe to toe with your Swiss pen knife :lol: I think you'd be better going to the doctors :rolleyes:

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FFs you'd need more than a poxy sling shot/ catapult............

Gee, ya think....?:rolleyes:

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FFs you'd need more than a poxy sling shot/ catapult, you'd be better making your home run of the mill, add some security, then hide in the loft with a lockable hatch rather than take the Zombies on, are you going toe to toe with your Swiss pen knife :lol: I think you'd be better going to the doctors :rolleyes:

What if they torch the place?

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What if they torch the place?

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A political rant at the poor.

Living in a sewer in the US

Tent Cities

The conclusions seems to be aiming middle class anger at the poor like it was them who "stole" the pension pots.

http://www.agora-inc.com/joseph-mcbrennan

Editor Joseph McBrennan comes from at least five generations of investors and traders on both sides of his family, dating back more than 150 years. He brings to Taipan Publishing Group over two decades of experience in the investment banking business. Currently Joseph serves as president of a Midwest investment banking firm that specializes in public finance. Specifically, he and his firm utilize and develop financing tools used by municipalities across the United States to access the capital markets.

He hasn't joined the dots because it would appear his family have been raiding the till for generations.

Blame the poor not the rich.

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All systems are worked until collapse, be they corporations or Governments.

It works like this, those that point out flaws in any system are shunned, ostracised. They are the ones that end up on the employment scrap heap whilst the corrupt or incompetent yes men thrive in modern society.

The result is what we are seeing in the worlds financial markets, no correction only inevitable collapse.

I expect to see infrastructure failures in the future.

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What I find funny about his rant is that he complains bitterly about the sense of entitlement he detects in the poor while displaying a massive sense of entitlement of his own and attacking the system for not delivering the things to which he feels entitled. :lol:

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I think this misconception of the unemployed comes because many of the writers are older persons who were young and looking for work in a much different time. A time when many companies who paid real wages and produced real things had shortages of workers. So in that environment the lack of contribution is a fair criticism for a healthy person.

The whole "comapnies used to pay real wages" thing is just not true.

living standards have risen over the last 50 years because wages are higher in real terms than they used to be, while the basics of life are cheaper. (they could be cheaper still without price fixing and tarriffs, but hey)

we have generated our own unemployment by paying people to be unemployed long term, and then making low paying jobs illegal. then we increase taxes on employing people on any sort of wage. (rempove the tax wedge and the minimum wage could rise by 10% without increasing the costs to employers)

so they can't get a job and even if they could it wouldn't be worthwhile compared to benefits. It is hardly surprising that lots of people dont work in that sort of environment.

short term unemployment is not so much of an issue.

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I'd like to see you have a go, Milton. You and your crew. For I am armed with one of these

Now who's the daddy, eh?

You could insert poison darts in that thing.

I expect to see infrastructure failures in the future.

Could you expand upon that? Help me visualise infastructure failure. Do you mean just occasional blackouts? Or worse?

[Or do you have a link to a previous post discussing the likely order of collapse?]

What are UK Government redundancy plans?

I note in the USA FEMA have plans and camps able to support tens of millions with the basics in times of crisis. [Whats our version of this?]

The Government must have prioritised certain public services etc

Which would go first, and last?

Anyone got any data on this?

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The whole "comapnies used to pay real wages" thing is just not true.

living standards have risen over the last 50 years because wages are higher in real terms than they used to be, while the basics of life are cheaper. (they could be cheaper still without price fixing and tarriffs, but hey)

we have generated our own unemployment by paying people to be unemployed long term, and then making low paying jobs illegal. then we increase taxes on employing people on any sort of wage. (rempove the tax wedge and the minimum wage could rise by 10% without increasing the costs to employers)

so they can't get a job and even if they could it wouldn't be worthwhile compared to benefits. It is hardly surprising that lots of people dont work in that sort of environment.

short term unemployment is not so much of an issue.

Debasement of currency value theft by Govts tweaked by the Rothschilds etc

$1 should pay for a single persons weekly food shop!

How much do you pay?

Pound has been devalued over 99% since 1910 - pure Elite THEFT from populations

Edited by erranta

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we have generated our own unemployment by paying people to be unemployed long term, and then making low paying jobs illegal.

Housing costs are the real problem- until recently both food and consumer goods have been affordable even on a low wage- but housing made many of those jobs pointless for people who would lose their housing benefit if they worked.

Apparently the political class were too busy managing their BTL portfolio's to notice that one of the most basic necessities of life- shelter- was being priced out of the reach of many of their own citizens.

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Welfare, by its very nature, is an effect, rather than a cause. Of course people like this writer would like us to believe the opposite to deflect any blame from the elites and political classes and the system that delivers their wealth.

He lives in a fantasy where riches are freely available to all if only they work hard enough, that any losers only have themselves to blame. Of course such a notion is very flattering to the ego of 'winners' such as himself.

There's two things that he doesn't get, or rather chooses to ignore. One is that welfare only exists because some people are granted exclusive access to natural resources, the creation of money, and so on. The other is that while he may indeed work harder or be smarter than average, the magnitude of his wealth, relative to others, only exists because of this exclusive access.

It's obvious that someone who believes this will make the arguments that he does, its probably not even a conscious choice on his part, more of a function of the belief system that he has been brought up with.

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