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Our Shared Financial Future

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There is an old saying, “no man is an island.”  What affects my neighbor also affects me. If we take a look around the United States and Europe, we see one thing in common, the banks driving the nations into bankruptcy.

Whether its the United States, Cyprus, Spain,,, banks have made so many bad loans they have to be bailed out, and at the expense of the tax payer.

In the long run this spells out two things – the banks end up with property is made bad loans on and later repossessed, and then the tax payer is in debt to the banks for their bad loans.

Cyprus – We should all be concerned about bank bailouts, and we should especially be concerned about what is happening in Cyprus. Instead of taxing the organizations who can afford it, the government is going to take 10% from all savings accounts across the nation.

Saving to buy a home?  Saving to put your kids through college?  Well, 10% of your money just disappeared.

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The USA Is Doomed

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Kevin Felts, blogger and survivalistThe United States of America is being bled to death. It will not be long before the bleeding takes its toll, as to which society will have some serious issues to face. Do we stop the bleeding, or do we allow the Federal Reserve to print more money out of thin air?

In the following article I will provide three examples of how the United States is being bled to death from within. All of these examples are based off actual people, and actual events. The names are not being disclosed to protect their privacy.

Example 1

This family has been on some kind of welfare for at least 20 years, and for 2 generations.

The grandmother was on welfare for the birth of all of her children.

The children were raised with medicaid providing health insurance, and food stamps providing nutrition assistance.

When one of the children reached 18 years of age, the grandmother applied for, and received social security disability for the child. So now, the grown child will never have to work, and will receive health care for the rest of its life, and without ever having to work a single day in her life.

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Inside Job Movie Review

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Want to know why our ancestor hated banks, just watch the movie “Inside Job.”

The documentary was well done, except where Glenn Hubbard got pissed off. If he would have talked to me like he did the interviewer, I would have bitch slapped him.

Inside Job starts off with Iceland, a nation that was financially sound. that is until regulations on the banks are reduced and government oversight is laxed.

The Inside job talks to various people about what helped create the crash of 2008.

Long story short, the working class people are screwed and the banks are going to keep getting richer.

There is a saying I saw awhile back that stuck in my head – “privatized profits and socialized losses.” Meaning, when times are good, the banks keep their profits. When times are bad, the tax payers have to foot the bill.

When the federal reserve is there to hand the banks whatever money they want, who worries about losing money?

So, everyone that voted for obama, how is that change working out for you.

Inside Job should be required watching for everyone who votes for the two major parties.

What really amazed me was the lack of remorse in ripping off millions of investors, and ripping off people with predatory lending.  Its as if the people working on wall street are sociopaths.  If everyone acted like bankers, the world would be in some serious trouble.

Now that the banks have control of our government, things are just going to get worse.

If Inside Job is an indication of things to come, we are in some serious crap.

The United States economy will never recover

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From time to time people in the news like to say “The US economy is recovering”. Well, I am here to tell you the economy of the United States will never recover.

As long as we have free trade with nations like China, the US economy will continue to free fall.

The federal reserve and the government can prop the economy up for short periods of time, but these fixes are temporary.

Article on Yahoo News – Lost Middle-Class Jobs Being Replaced by Burger-Flipping and Retail Gigs: NELP Study

For the past 2 decades we have been told the United States job market is shifting from manufacturing to service orientated jobs. Unless you are a doctor, lawyer, banker,,, someone that provides a valuable service, the service job market is going to be low wage jobs.

Foxxconn, who builds computer parts for companies like apple is planning on building a plant in Iowa. An estimated 300,000 people will be hired, which is about 10% of Iowa’s population.

If one company could hire 300,000 people, just imagine what would happen if free trade was abolished and companies were forced to build more factories in the US. Then, and only then would the economy turn around.

Balanced trade is good, free trade is bad. And it is that simple.

Do you think the United States economy will recover?

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Your ignorance is their strength

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Have you ever wondered why the United States is in the shape it is?

Have you ever wondered why China gets most favored trade nation status year after year?

Have you ever wondered where the factories have gone?

Have you ever wondered why everything has “made in china” marked on it?

Have you ever wondered why our taxes are so high?

The answer to those questions, and many more is “your ignorance is their strength”.

The less you know, the better off the corporations and the government are.  What allows mega-corporations to send millions of jobs overseas?  The answer is simple, the people keep voting the same two political parties into office year after year and decade after decade.

The political atmosphere of the U.S. is like a tennis game.  You have two players (the two major parties) who play with the voters like a ball.  One political party will hit the ball to the opponents court through bad legislation.  Then the party that just received the ball will pass some unpopular laws and hit the voters back across the court.

Maybe its time for a new game?  Maybe its time to vote the two major parties out of office and replace them with someone from the Libertarian party.

The problem is, most people are not, or can not bring themselves to vote for a party besides the big two.

Lets say you go to restaurant A and get terrible service.

You get so pissed off at restaurant A, you decide to give restaurant B a try.

You go to restaurant B, and its the same thing as restaurant A.

Why would you go back to restaurant A?  Why not give restaurant C a try?

That is what voting is like.  People refuse to mark the box that would bring about real political change in this nation.

Your ignorance, and your inability to act, allows corruption to ring in every corner of the government.  It is that simple, if you want real change, then vote like it.

How much more fleecing can the nation take before it crumbles?  How many people do we have to have on welfare?  How many jobs have to go to china?  How many bridges have to collapse, how many children have to go hungry, what does unemployment have to get to, what does the price of food have to reach,,, before you are finally willing to take some kind of action on the matter?

Ask yourself, is this the kind of nation that you want to leave to your kids and grandkids?  Maybe that is why the birth rate has been decreasing in the past few years?

Federal workers earning $100,000 or more grew from 12% in 2006 to 22% in 2011.

77,000 federal employees earn more than the governors of their states.

Illegal immigrants cost the state of California more then 10.5 billion every year, and that is just for education.

Workers on Disability Exceed Population of 39 States.  Which means the population of the remaining 11 states are working to support the other 39 states.

Illinois Government Pensions Over $100,000 Up 27%.

Fox NewsWhy we are on the brink of the greatest Depression of all time

The economic collapse blog65 Signs That The Economic Collapse Is Already Happening

How much is enough? How bankrupt will the U.S. have to be before people say they have had enough?

Could the Dark Ages happen again

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With our modern society, what would it take to cause another Dark Ages?

Right before the dark ages, the Roman empire was the most developed nation this world had ever seen. China and the middle east had well developed cultures and societies. What happened in Europe for society to lose its advances?  Simple stuff, like running water to the cities was lost for hundreds of years after the fall of the Roman Empire.

What could cause our modern society to collapse upon itself? What could take our space age society and cast us back into the iron age?

I think there are three events that could potentially cause mankind to go into another Dark Age period – nuclear war or some new disease (event of Biblical Proportions), total financial collapse, climate change or a lose of government.

Event of Biblical Proportions, for the sake of discussion lets include everything that can kill millions of people rather quickly. This would include outbreak of a new disease, meteor strike, nuclear change,,, something that can wipe out 1/3 of the worlds population like what happened with the Black Death in 1348 – 1350.

Our modern technology has been developed over hundreds of years. We have to have trained professionals to teach the next generation. What happens when you remove a generation? Who will teach the next generation?

How does society replace tens of thousands of works to get basic services up and running again? How do we replace the people who run the refineries that make the fuel? How do we replace the people that ran the power plants? How do we replace the people who ran the oil wells?  How do we replace the people who ran the rail road?

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Could the dark ages happen again

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The Dark Ages is a period of European history that we know very little about – there is very little written record, and that is why its called the “Dark Ages”.  Its supposed to start somewhere around 476 AD and lasted to around to 1000 AD.  Up until the Dark Ages, the Roman empire had conquered and untied Europe in a way that the world has never seen before.  There had been written language, philosophy, math, and art for thousands of years.  And all of a sudden, it was like technology went backwards thousands of years.

Rome had the aquaducts, sewage and running water.  After the Dark Ages started, it was like people forgot how to build stuff like that.

Greece had the arts and science.  In the Dark Ages, it was like people were living in the stone age again.

The advances in medicine and infection control were lost.  Diseases like the plague wrecked havoc all across Europe.  Instead of understanding the disease for what it was, people blamed sinners and their crimes against GOD.

The questions is – with technology like what it is today, could another Dark Age ever happen again?  Could something happen that is so terrible, that man kind is cast back to the stone age?

Rome compared to the U.S.

In the case of Rome, the empire got to big to handle, taxes got out of hand, there were problems with the Huns, the Barbarians attacked,,,,, there were just a number of issues that led to the fall of the Roman Empire.

In the case of the U.S., million of illegal immigrants are invading, and wars in the middle east are a financial drain on the public coffers.

Just as Rome finally collapsed under the immense pressure it was placed under, will the U.S. go the same path?  How long until the tax payers can no longer afford the massive amounts of social programs and spending on military projects?

Disease

Remember when the Swine Flu started spreading through Mexico?  President Obama refused to close the borders, he said closing the borders would cost business too much money.

If a new disease develops, nations will not be able to contain it.

If another Stone Age could happen again, what would cause it? Nuclear war, disease, financial collapse, meteor impact with the earth, another ice age, massive earthquakes all over the world, drought, food shortages, water shortages? With so many people talking about climate change, could food shortages and drought be right around the corner?

Chances are it would have to be a combination of things, just like what happened with Rome. But what could those conditions be?

Post your comments in this forum thread about the Dark Ages.

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