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Originally posted by fleabit
It's not as if barbarians are going to overrun our country (like what happened with Rome).
If you really want to experience collapse on a grand scale.. move to a country where it is already falling apart. You can have your dream life then, instead of wishing it upon our country on a weekly basis.
Originally posted by SunLife
If economic Armageddon comes, metal coinage wont get you far for long in the 21 first century. Some system of trade/barter will develop and rule. Only when civil society come back can metal coinage or paper be used. You are wasting your today's money on inflated coinage or gold even. You better develop a skill/skills and Fast and you better have a plan to used them skills as a barter. True Story.
Seniors with no family might as well plan on checking out as the life span with drop to 50-60 max. Unless you can prove your wisdom worthy in some way.
Metals to make ammunition and knives or just simply stockpiling these items will be worth much more if you have the power to hang on to them. That is if, economic Armageddon is contained and were not invaded and all put in to death camps.
You would be much better served in saving learning material and learning skills that make you valuable vs. stockpiling unknown wealth.
I just hope people are not gonna flip out when all comes crashing down.
Originally posted by MrSpad
People have been talking about a collapse of the US since they day it was formed. And it has been through some hard times. And these times are not even close to hard.
Originally posted by Mike.Ockizard
reply to post by jimmiec
I argued in other posts that we would have been better off putting the GOP in office simply because it would have sped up the decline. The Liberals will make it a slow painful death. Dont be under the illusion that either party could fix this. The numbers involved are simply too big. THe official number is 16 trillion but the hidden numbers are more than double that. If you just take the 16 trillion then consider this. If you try to count to 16 trillian, one number a second, you will be counting for over 500,00 or half a million years...
Thers no way mathematically for them to dig out of this. Simply no way. Zero.
The countdown clock is ticking
edit on 10-2-2013 by Mike.Ockizard because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Malfeitor
I keep hearing talk on the streets and even on the local news about the possibility of Texas (where I live) seceding the Union. You can't drive on the freeway without seeing a few "Secede" bumper stickers. As the U.S. economy continues to decline, many people around here are realizing that it shouldn't be affecting us so strongly. Most of the crops and livestock which are grown in this state wind up being shipped to other states, and we import their foodstuff. All it does is drive up prices to create unnecessary jobs, as will as ensure our dependence on surrounding states. Between our ports, offshore oil rigs, the forementioned food industries, and commerce with countries to the south, many feel that we could easily secure our own economy if freed from the debts and rule of the Federal government. On the other hand, we're stuck with Rick Perry, and nobody wants him in charge of a country. Not to mention what happened last time a state seceded; nobody wants another war.