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What would you do if all banks closed their doors ???

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posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 09:17 PM
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reply to post by boondock-saint
 


It never hurts to revisit the process...

Especially in times of turmoil (such as your hypothesis would bring) both externally and internally.




posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 09:18 PM
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Originally posted by My.mind.is.mine
Well, technically that would be the end of 1 form of slavery!!!
Once people can't pay bills, they'd get their azzes up and do something.


if they can't pay bills,
then the power goes off
and so does phone, gas
and water.

AND INTERNET
edit on 6/10/2011 by boondock-saint because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 09:21 PM
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Originally posted by boondock-saint

if they can't pay bills,
then the power goes off
and so does phone, gas
and water.


My point exactly.. Once people can't watch dancing with the Stars, they'll protest..

There will be a fire.



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 09:21 PM
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this from bindaredundat


www.thepowerhour.com...

1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. Noisy...target of thieves; maintenance etc.)
2. Water Filters/Purifiers
3. Portable Toilets
4. Seasoned Firewood. Wood takes about 6 - 12 months to become dried, for home uses.
5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps (First Choice: Buy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile ANY!)
6. Coleman Fuel. Impossible to stockpile too much.
7. Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats & Slingshots.
8. Hand-can openers, & hand egg beaters, whisks.
9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugar
10. Rice - Beans - Wheat
11. Vegetable Oil (for cooking) Without it food burns/must be boiled etc.,)
12. Charcoal, Lighter Fluid (Will become scarce suddenly)
13. Water Containers (Urgent Item to obtain.) Any size. Small: HARD CLEAR PLASTIC ONLY - note - food grade if for drinking.
14. Mini Heater head (Propane) (Without this item, propane won't heat a room.)
15. Grain Grinder (Non-electric)
16. Propane Cylinders (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur.
17. Survival Guide Book.
18. Mantles: Aladdin, Coleman, etc. (Without this item, longer-term lighting is difficult.)
19. Baby Supplies: Diapers/formula. ointments/aspirin, etc.
20. Washboards, Mop Bucket w/wringer (for Laundry)
21. Cookstoves (Propane, Coleman & Kerosene)
22. Vitamins
23. Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder (Urgent: Small canister use is dangerous without this item)
24. Feminine Hygiene/Haircare/Skin products.
25. Thermal underwear (Tops & Bottoms)
26. Bow saws, axes and hatchets, Wedges (also, honing oil)
27. Aluminum Foil Reg. & Heavy Duty (Great Cooking and Barter Item)
28. Gasoline Containers (Plastic & Metal)
29. Garbage Bags (Impossible To Have Too Many).
30. Toilet Paper, Kleenex, Paper Towels
31. Milk - Powdered & Condensed (Shake Liquid every 3 to 4 months)
32. Garden Seeds (Non-Hybrid) (A MUST)
33. Clothes pins/line/hangers (A MUST)
34. Coleman's Pump Repair Kit
35. Tuna Fish (in oil)
36. Fire Extinguishers (or..large box of Baking Soda in every room)
37. First aid kits
38. Batteries (all sizes...buy furthest-out for Expiration Dates)
39. Garlic, spices & vinegar, baking supplies
40. Big Dogs (and plenty of dog food)
41. Flour, yeast & salt
42. Matches. ["Strike Anywhere" preferred.) Boxed, wooden matches will go first
43. Writing paper/pads/pencils, solar calculators
44. Insulated ice chests (good for keeping items from freezing in Wintertime.)
45. Workboots, belts, Levis & durable shirts
46. Flashlights/LIGHTSTICKS & torches, "No. 76 Dietz" Lanterns
47. Journals, Diaries & Scrapbooks (jot down ideas, feelings, experience; Historic Times)
48. Garbage cans Plastic (great for storage, water, transporting - if with wheels)
49. Men's Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush/paste, Mouthwash/floss, nail clippers, etc
50. Cast iron cookware (sturdy, efficient)
51. Fishing supplies/tools
52. Mosquito coils/repellent, sprays/creams
53. Duct Tape
54. Tarps/stakes/twine/nails/rope/spikes
55. Candles
56. Laundry Detergent (liquid)
57. Backpacks, Duffel Bags
58. Garden tools & supplies
59. Scissors, fabrics & sewing supplies
60. Canned Fruits, Veggies, Soups, stews, etc.
61. Bleach (plain, NOT scented: 4 to 6% sodium hypochlorite)
62. Canning supplies, (Jars/lids/wax)
63. Knives & Sharpening tools: files, stones, steel
64. Bicycles...Tires/tubes/pumps/chains, etc
65. Sleeping Bags & blankets/pillows/mats
66. Carbon Monoxide Alarm (battery powered)
67. Board Games, Cards, Dice
68. d-con Rat poison, MOUSE PRUFE II, Roach Killer
69. Mousetraps, Ant traps & cockroach magnets
70. Paper plates/cups/utensils (stock up, folks)
71. Baby wipes, oils, waterless & Antibacterial soap (saves a lot of water)
72. Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc.
73. Shaving supplies (razors & creams, talc, after shave)
74. Hand pumps & siphons (for water and for fuels)
75. Soysauce, vinegar, bullions/gravy/soupbase
76. Reading glasses
77. Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch (water enhancers)
78. "Survival-in-a-Can"
79. Woolen clothing, scarves/ear-muffs/mittens
80. Boy Scout Handbook, / also Leaders Catalog
81. Roll-on Window Insulation Kit (MANCO)
82. Graham crackers, saltines, pretzels, Trail mix/Jerky
83. Popcorn, Peanut Butter, Nuts
84. Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, etc. (extras)
85. Lumber (all types)
86. Wagons & carts (for transport to and from)
87. Cots & Inflatable mattress's
88. Gloves: Work/warming/gardening, etc.
89. Lantern Hangers
90. Screen Patches, glue, nails, screws,, nuts & bolts
91. Teas
92. Coffee
93. Cigarettes
94. Wine/Liquors (for bribes, medicinal, etc,)
95. Paraffin wax
96. Glue, nails, nuts, bolts, screws, etc.
97. Chewing gum/candies
98. Atomizers (for cooling/bathing)
99. Hats & cotton neckerchiefs
100. Goats/chickens

From a Sarajevo War Survivor:
Experiencing horrible things that can happen in a war - death of parents and
friends, hunger and malnutrition, endless freezing cold, fear, sniper attacks.

1. Stockpiling helps. but you never no how long trouble will last, so locate
near renewable food sources.
2. Living near a well with a manual pump is like being in Eden.
3. After awhile, even gold can lose its luster. But there is no luxury in war
quite like toilet paper. Its surplus value is greater than gold's.
4. If you had to go without one utility, lose electricity - it's the easiest to
do without (unless you're in a very nice climate with no need for heat.)
5. Canned foods are awesome, especially if their contents are tasty without
heating. One of the best things to stockpile is canned gravy - it makes a lot of
the dry unappetizing things you find to eat in war somewhat edible. Only needs
enough heat to "warm", not to cook. It's cheap too, especially if you buy it in
bulk.
6. Bring some books - escapist ones like romance or mysteries become more
valuable as the war continues. Sure, it's great to have a lot of survival
guides, but you'll figure most of that out on your own anyway - trust me, you'll
have a lot of time on your hands.
7. The feeling that you're human can fade pretty fast. I can't tell you how many
people I knew who would have traded a much needed meal for just a little bit of
toothpaste, rouge, soap or cologne. Not much point in fighting if you have to
lose your humanity. These things are morale-builders like nothing else.
8. Slow burning candles and matches, matches, matches



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 09:25 PM
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Originally posted by boondock-saint

Originally posted by Danbones
I suspect lead might soon become the coin of the realm


would that be at hand speed
or 1,200 feet per second speed ???
lol


haha
the way to turn lead into gold?
make bullets



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 09:27 PM
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So...this would be happening to the entire country...everyone.....well...I guess many would go back to the ole bartering system......and I believe many would ban together and help each other....



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 09:28 PM
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while the list is good for pre-SHTF.
getting those things AFTER the banks
close are mostly meaningless as
if the stores are even open.



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 09:29 PM
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So how exactly does this hurt me?

As far as I can see, I can't pay my mortgage, and they can't come hassle me about it; I just got a free house.

Score.

Maybe next time we'll make a less supermonopoly-dependent economy and less people will be affected...

...But I am all for economic revolution at this point.

And if these banks closed, I would laugh as heartily as I did when the post office went on strike; really, who needs these clowns anymore.



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 09:36 PM
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Originally posted by TheOrangeBrood
As far as I can see, I can't pay my mortgage, and they can't come hassle me about it; I just got a free house.


well u might just be right.
don't have a clue how they
could collect or repossess.



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 09:42 PM
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What would I do if all financial institutions closed their doors tomorrow ?

Live by my wits (and hoping that I have the ability to truly do so).
Something I think all of us have long forgotten with the passing of time in modern society.

Oh what a mess we've all become... our great-great grandparents would be ashamed, surely indeed.

... thoughts to chew on.

*sigh*



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 09:45 PM
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Originally posted by mayabong
I'd start using my bitcoins. lol


Senators call for crackdown
on bitcoins

www.rawstory.com...



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 09:48 PM
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Originally posted by CranialSponge
Oh what a mess we've all become... our great-great grandparents would be ashamed, surely indeed.


bet grand-dad would need my help
using an iPod though ???


no wait, those don't work any more
without paying the bill.

dang-it



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 09:49 PM
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Originally posted by boondock-saint

Originally posted by TheOrangeBrood
As far as I can see, I can't pay my mortgage, and they can't come hassle me about it; I just got a free house.


well u might just be right.
don't have a clue how they
could collect or repossess.


RIGHT! They're the bank! They wouldn't be able to at all.

And Toyota wouldn't be able to check their finances to see that I owe them for this months car note! This MAY not be so bad..



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 09:50 PM
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Originally posted by caladonea
So...this would be happening to the entire country...everyone.....well...I guess many would go back to the ole bartering system......and I believe many would ban together and help each other....


I really hope you are right.
but I have a feeling some fools
are gonna show their stupidity.



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 09:51 PM
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Work with my neighbors to form a co-op. Pool funds and goods including guns. Doesn't do me any good to survive if my neighbors are dying.



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 09:59 PM
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Firstly, would all banks call in all loans & debts before they had a complete shutdown?

Because if they didn't, first thing I would do is jump for joy for not having to pay anything back!

Next, I'd quickly realise that I can't get anymore money...Then start checking food supplies etc...Money is materialistic in the sense that we feel we need it to live.

Then after that, I'd start getting seeds to plant & stuff to grow my own crops.

All we need is food & water...Our health is #1.



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 10:03 PM
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I would create my own bank, allowing all of yall and the corporations to deposit their hard earned money. I would then use that money to set up offices in other states and countries to increase my revenue. Then I would start handing out small, plastic cards to all my depositors to spend a small percentage of what they deposited. Then I would loan most of that money out everyday and rake in the interest. In essence, the same ponzi scheme that has been working for years.
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posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 10:07 PM
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id get on my donkey and head down river and catch me some fish



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 10:11 PM
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i just got lost in your post, man felt like I was already there... good job, lol



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 10:15 PM
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Sit back,

Drink my last few cold ones,

and watch all the madness around me.

edit on 10-6-2011 by jam321 because: yikes




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