posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 08:22 AM
It is sad to see our fellow human brothers and sisters in Europe facing this crisis, almost alone. There seems to be no leadership in the European
states, cos all they seem to care about is their own and their cronies pockets as well as how best to bailout banks, when the MOST IMPORTANT PERSON to
bailout is a nation's greatest resource - human capital - YOU.
Without YOU, no nation can even exist, let alone recover economically.
Many of the rich would have left for sunny safer shores, but most probably you arent one of the 1%. This is your homeland, the land of your ancestors,
sharing both joys and sorrows with others like you.
Rest assured, it aint over yet. The fat lady had not even began to sing yet. With brains, hands and legs, you will survive, just as your ancestors had
through even far worse crisis than this moment.
1. Take stock of your surroundings - your own health needs, then those of your family, relatives and friends, cos when SHTF, it is doubly worse when
one's health is poor and in need of medical aid. Look at your apartment or house, if it is mortgaged or not, and the funds to pay them off. Look at
the utilities bill, if you can live without it as energy and water may be cut to save public costs. Look at your kitchen if you have enough to last
you for at least 3 months.
2. Look at your bank account, if it is held in euros or not. Better to have a safer and more stable currency - US dollar, for when the collapse comes,
that dollar will worth more than any european paper. Keep only a few loose change for a month's worth of local currency, so that you may able to
spend for local products, for the stock of US dollars may run low in certain countries to change into local cash when too many are rushing for it. It
will take time by the gov to revert back to their own currency.
3. Most critical of all is JOBS. You may live off the land or forests but everyone will do the same thing. Fights will occur. Furthermore, food takes
time to grow, not overnight.
Thus, best be prepared for some recession proof vital local jobs or entreprenuerships that will help ensure that funds still roll in. Trash still
need to be hauled. Roads still need to be swept. Mail still needs to be sent. Cars still needs to be maintained. Food still needs to be prepared. Fish
still needs to be caught. Farms still need to be planeted/harvested, etc - essential services by private and public sectors.
Go into such jobs, even if they don't pay money, they will barter trade for services which you can benefit, just make clear the contracts and be not
scammed which will be prevalent in such desperate times.
Many companies will close down, either due to lack of funds or bankruptcies. But it will only be for a few months, as such assets or liabilities will
be liquidated and sold. Upon selling, such companies with assets will need to start making money, and thus jobs will be created.
The first industry that will pick up will be the tourism industries, for Europe, at its basic level, is a civilisational theme park that generates
huge revenues annually, no matter what the crisis unless wars. Once the situation settles down, angst spent, many will get down to biz. Money did not
disappear. It only went into hiding, seeking for better opportunities, and no better than crisis when 'fire' sale occurs. This may be an industry
you can try for.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of what you can do. Discuss and debate, find solutions with your families, relatives and friends, for when
crisis occurs, it is the community that you will have to depend on, unselfishly, for everyone is suffering too, thus better to share woes so that joys
will return quicker than fighting alone. The gov will take quite some time to reorganise themselves.