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20 Early Warning Signs That We Are Approaching A Global Economic Meltdown

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posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 06:06 AM
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I know calls for a collapse of the world economy have been thrown around with almost reckless abandon for a number of years now, but thought this commentary offers some interesting and compelling signs. I guess what the author is saying here is that what we are seeing around the world are possible early indicators - including geopolitical tensions, financial stresses, economic deterioration, credit bubbles, high unemployment and the like which are showing the global system coming under increasing strain.

20 Early Warning Signs That We Are Approaching A Global Economic Meltdown


Have you been paying attention to what has been happening in Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, Ukraine, Turkey and China? If you are like most Americans, you have not been. Most Americans don't seem to really care too much about what is happening in the rest of the world, but they should. In major cities all over the globe right now, there is looting, violence, shortages of basic supplies, and runs on the banks. We are not at a "global crisis" stage yet, but things are getting worse with each passing day. For a while, I have felt that 2014 would turn out to be a major "turning point" for the global economy, and so far that is exactly what it is turning out to be. The following are 20 early warning signs that we are rapidly approaching a global economic meltdown...




posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 06:16 AM
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Well, everytime that there is a economic meltdown, war is usually not far behind. It puts people to work, kills off large patches of others and the winner is usually better off economically afterwards. Of course, that was in the old days.

These days I think everybody and everything will be worse off.



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 06:17 AM
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I like your optimism using the term"approaching" : )

In my opinion, the global meltdown started already in the 70s.

I mean, how worse can it get even with entire countries from EU to the US basically bankrupt, fake gold in storage, masses of people unemployed w/ no insurance...mass outsourcing..mass layoffs...etc..and you say "approaching"? : )
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posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 06:41 AM
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Agree, I don't see this going over very well for anyone in any part of the world.



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 06:49 AM
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The saying that it's going to get worse before it get better springs to mind.

But better for who the top 1%, everybody else will be lucky to survive with the shirt on there back, never mind their dignity intact!

The world seems to be going to hell in a hand basket and we are perfectly happy to sit back and watch it happen on CNN!



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posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 07:16 AM
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andy06shake
The world seems to be going to hell in a hand basket and we are perfectly happy to sit back and watch it happen on CNN!



They won't be watching on the news, They'll be texting each other, rumors will be flying and they'll be taking selfies at the latest scene of destruction.

So many people think it'll always happen to the other guy and then get all upset when it happens to them. Dolts!



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 09:51 AM
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Rense spouted some interesting numbers (if true) in the video about a collapse.




posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 09:57 AM
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Please do not confuse american ignorance with american apathy. We do not know what is goingon any more. The outside world is no longer rereported on. We no longer are connected to the rest of the world via the media. Instead we are fed lies and distractions. We are mushrooms, fed manure and kept in the dark.



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 10:10 AM
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...and yet you type from a keyboard.

Yea, it's apathy.



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 10:14 AM
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this article is about how the regular joe's income has not increased since 1979 in inflation-adjusted dollars, and yet those at the top have benefited enormously....www.marketwatch.com...



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 10:16 AM
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Interestingly, most everything outside of education and healthcare has become cheaper when adjusted for inflation, during the same duration.

Skip the "education" and eat healthy!
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posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 10:41 AM
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I do not think you have any inclination as to how I interact with others or information I have vetted via my researching. It is far from your knowledge how or what I do in the world. That is a foolish statement on your part, one that rather than promoting activism, curbs it. Discussing American's lack of information in global issues will do far more to further the dissemination of such topics than attacking it's populace ever will. We are a very controlled country now, one where information is power, yet the general population has access to very little of it.



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 11:51 AM
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I read about this yesterday - JC Penny, Best Buy, and Sears losing millions (or billions?) quarter after quarter. I can see this looking like a Detroit thing without the pensions (mass people losing jobs simultaneously). Then we hear of food prices rising such as beef and milk due to cattle shortages (61 year low except now there are a whole lot more people to feed).

I have heard March/April thrown around a lot but also know date setting has proved to be unreliable time and time again. p.washingtontimes.com...

Because this is something that can be foreseen (how we know to make adjustments and so forth) I don't understand how estimates of time frames have been so wrong in recent years. "Why" have they been wrong? I think we are seeing it happening but I would really like to know where to look for reliability of estimates of when (definite signs), how bad, how long it may last, etc.

Maybe it's so huge it is unprecedented and therefore cannot be estimated. I imaging the paper money we have will be worth only the heat it can provide when lit on fire at some point.



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 12:11 PM
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From the link.


In the end, perhaps we will get what we deserve as a nation.



World wide rioting, looting, markets and supplies crashing, nuclear fall-out, protesters being killed, record unemployment.

In my head this is happening !!ALARM!! !!ALARM!! !!ALARM!!

I think Americans are going to keep getting their daily shovel of s*** until they snap and openly revolt. That's the plan i think.
Looks like your damned if you do anything and damned if you don't.



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 02:15 PM
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this is like waiting for the next ice age
its coming, its not, it is , it isnt..
the global meltdown will most likely happen when the
upper management is good and ready

and to be honest, Id be more worried about
the weather shift then the markets.. cause markets
WILL fall if the ice box door gets left open
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posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 02:23 PM
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Defensive much? It wasn't a personal attack. It was a statement of truth which should be self-evident.

Fact: Most Americans have an internet connection.

Fact: They have access to global means of awareness.

It's willful ignorance due to apathy. That's the absolute truth.

Saying that we have limited information capabilities is just absurd. We don't have internet restrictions in this country. We are not forced to limit our sources of "news" to MSM corporate propaganda. People choose to limit their selves for convenience.


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posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 03:03 PM
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well at least someone is privy to the absolute truth, and here I thought it was all subjective.



These findings are very troubling, especially since I haven't heard anything about this in the news.



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 03:43 PM
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A good chunk of homeless are walking around with tablets, laptops, or smartphones. There is free wifi within 10 miles of most people's residences.

Virtually every US citizen has access to an internet connection from the public library, or their public school if not their home computer.

If people have an interest, they will pursue it with online searches.

Which of these truths are subjective?
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posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 03:48 PM
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Well you connected Ukranian riots with South American, the Ukrane conflict is over the split between the pro-Russian faction currently in control and seeking closer ties to Russia, and those who want the country to be more aligned with EU , NATO and the West. This tension is playing out it Latvia, and other former Soviet states that can't get as disconnected as Poland is from the re-surging Russian economic "bear-hug" .

What does that have to do with South America, not sure about the others down there but Venezuela it is also an East-West cold war tension as a socialist government aligned with Cuba and bent or spreading pro-soviet influence. Remember, Chuvez and associates nationalized the oil industry and expanded health care and services to the poor, and pushed out the wealthy land owners, stealing their land. Of course, those in government become the new landed lass ans wealthy just as in Cuba non wealthier than the Castro family (if such good Communist why the foreign big bank accounts- should their money to the poor too?

So looks to me like all still olde Cold War crap still brewing than anything else. There is an economic side to it, but Communism has failed as a political system everywhere since human nature is not "in tune" with it's central doctrine "to each according to their need, from each according to their ability". Seems that the "those in need" side of the equation is always much larger than the other side- "those with ability." And Socialism is just "Totalitarianism light"- give all to government and those in power take what they want first and give out the left overs which never really elevates the masses much. Where does the average "Joe " do better- North or South Korea? Taiwan or China? In the end those in power always the biggest share no matter what they claim to be, and the wealth in general grows from entreprenurial individual efforts and less central government control. Also the most basic of things- the strength of the work ethic, intelligence, heath and honesty of the general population (that is the real root cause of US decline). As imperfect as the USA and Capitalism are, what is better?

As to riots worldwide, beyond old leftover East-West issues playing out through surrogate states realigning (source of these riots), throw in the newer Muslim radicals (talk about woman's lib- how about woman's slavery- back to being a possession of the man). And what ever the hell you call China these days. China: a free-for-all Capitalistic exploitive economy like we had before WWI here with child labor, with no consumer or worker protections, all embedded in a Totalitarian Oligarchy that claims (falsely I might add) to be Communism? Then there is the toilet of human society- North Korea, but I think China wants that NK to be their crazy cousin that serves some Chinese purpose (like how to put half your population is slave labor camps like the Nazi's), guess its China's backup plan in case real power to the people should arise there. Well, maybe we should all just start over, tha'ts why all the zombie movies to get us prepared for when all theriris to eat is each other.

So world economy meltdown- maybe but the riots are linked to old issues still playing out.
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posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 05:12 PM
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NoRulesAllowed
I like your optimism using the term"approaching" : )

In my opinion, the global meltdown started already in the 70s.

I mean, how worse can it get even with entire countries from EU to the US basically bankrupt, fake gold in storage, masses of people unemployed w/ no insurance...mass outsourcing..mass layoffs...etc..and you say "approaching"? : )
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Was just talking about this the other day with my wife, after noticing shrinking portions and increasing prices at the supermarket. Its all around us, Pink slime, eating product we deem fit for animals...

All of it signs of the bankruptcy of our society, we as a whole are using make believe to fund a system none of us can afford, for the first time in a long while peoples children face bleaker economic futures than anyone alive can remember.

Yet we are in a "recovery"...




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