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Originally posted by whatsup
reply to post by skyshow
Good point skyshow! It's a simple matter of "if you are going to play, then you are going to pay" and it's now pay up time!
Originally posted by windwaker
In case of complete meltdown, I put real euros in a safe-deposit box in my bank. I don't have a gun (nor do I wish to) to protect myself if civil unrest breaks out. I'm not sure how I will get to the bank to get the euros if the dollar completely collapses.
I asked the bank teller, just for kicks, if I would be able to get my safe deposit box contents out in case something bad, like a "national emergency" happens. She said that as long as the bank is open, I can. Will the bank be open? I don't know.
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.
The homeless population of New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina has reached unprecedented levels for a U.S. city: one in 25 residents.
An estimated 12,000 homeless accounts for 4% of New Orleans' estimated population of 302,000, according to the homeless advocacy group UNITY of Greater New Orleans. The number is nearly double the pre-Katrina homeless count, the group says.
The poverty rate for Salt Lake City children leapt from 19% in 1999 to 28.4% in 2006, according to the American Community Survey.
At the Salt Lake City Housing Authority, the number of families waiting for affordable housing grew by almost 2,000 in the last two years, going from 5,426 at the end of 2005 to 7,295 in 2007.
"You're talking 10 percent of an entire city becoming homeless," Cardoza said. "I don't know how much worse things can get."
Already, the valley's Stanislaus County, which includes Modesto, is number four on the national rankings of foreclosure rates complied by RealtyTrac, a San-Diego-based firm that monitors foreclosures. San Joaquin County, which includes Stockton, is number two on the list, edged out of the top spot in the latest list by Detroit.
Sleepy Merced County, number five in RealtyTrac's national foreclosure rankings, also has other numbers to worry about: in January, the county's unemployment rate climbed to 13.3 percent, up from 11.9 percent in December, according to figures released last week by the California Employment Development Department. In contrast, the state unemployment rate was about 6 percent, and the national unemployment rate about 5.3 percent.
Originally posted by windwaker
reply to post by Perplexed
This is true. My plan is to see the tell-tale signs of impending doom, get into the bank a couple of days before, take out my euros, and get an Amtrak ticket and hop-skip to Florida.
Silly, but what else can I do?