I'm in agreement with everyone needing to head towards being self sufficient. You don't need to do it all yourself. Start by gathering some
like-minded friends to grow some crops. If you don't have a farm or garden, then the guerilla approach might work. Carrots taste great from some
This happened in a town near me
Here are my personal predictions and thoughts about what will happen next. I work in IT for a "Big Four" UK bank which provides me regular insider
knowledge that I can use to join dots up with.
I visit users in all teams in head office with +6,000 people under 3 roofs, from the cleaners to the top execs, I speak to them all. Needless to say,
I know how old and simple their banking systems are. You don't see many AS400 type terminal emulators being used any more. We've made a GUI for each
and every one so you can start being productive on your first day! Cost saving: zero. Support costs: £1,000,000 a year - more than enough to train a
few people mainframe hotkeys.
Meanwhile execs are tapping away on 6 year old laptops that take 10 minutes to boot up
Add a credit crunch from the USA and a hostile takeover in 2008 which has taken the share price from £11.50 in 2007 to 30.38p today.
Engineers might have to take a slight pay cut while we rebuild our new economies into credit unions but we can make them simple and make them fair.
The transition point could arrive overnight, so I propose that we should all stash a bit of food and water while the unprepared are queueing outside
their banks again.
I'd advise you to buy some dry bulk foods and tinned food in case any takeover / rejection plans don't go too smoothly.
The whole world seems to have synchronised their monthly cycles now and we get to hear a snip of news from the other side of the world minutes later
from the event. The ripples of information are deafening, but judging by the scores of stars and flags on this thread, it appears that we are singing
from similar songsheets.
People like us are flicking through ATS pages looking for the plausible and the provable and... here it is!! The terrible truth of where we are right
here, right now!
I suspect the reader and I have recently been self-imprisoned in what David Icke refers to as "home". Not wishing to socialise every night and not
having the money or energy. (Or maybe that's just me 20 years ago!!)
Credit Unions are sprouting up all over the place which is a good thing. Your town or village could print it's own cash without Franklin or the
Queen's head on it!
We'd happily exchange it with neighbouring towns for goods and services. If big business want to stay in the picture, they will need to buy into it
too but the central banks are now redundant.
It's lots of little systems that they would need to assemble back into a pyramid - with them at the top of course!. That would be one tricky Rubik's
Anyone who has travelled through Laos knows you need to carry three currencies; local Kip for drinks and food, Thai Baht for furniture and American
Dollars for plane tickets..
As long as everyone has faith in the system, it will work. You just have to watch out for the day the "former rich" people will try and muscle back in
with their mantras like "we've turned over a new leaf, and we have gold to trade!"
In the meantime, a well thought-out network of credit unions would free our shackles from loan sharks, hiked fossil fuels and maybe add a spark to
some little industries along the way.
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