(News & Editorial/ A dangerous timeline)
A. What Are We Facing – A Perfect Storm – Looking at a Possible WHEN
13 Feb 2014, Prophezine.com, by Ray Gano
Excerpt pasted from: http://prophezine.com/index.php?option=com_acymailing&ctrl=archive&task=view&mailid=1028&key=93e6f7c11dfb848454a46899ef89f369&subid=7-36b82cb9b4eef1422446600954c6d706&tmpl=component
How Close Are We?
There are speculators out there that are saying this March we could begin to see the effects start to take place. Others say somewhere around June/July and others point to Sept/ Oct 2014.
All the economists who are voicing an opinion all agree that we are looking at 2014 as a beginning to a great depression.
All of them pretty much agree that it will be much worse than 2008 financial decline.
Other are saying that it will more than likely surpass the “great depression” of 1929.
Dates I am Hearing and Researching
March 4th 2014 – First date that I have herd is the March 4th 2014 date. This is the date Grady Means predicted back in 2012.
Grady says …
The doomsday clock will ring then because the U.S. economy may fully crash around that date, which will, in turn, bring down all world economies and all hope of any recovery for the foreseeable future — certainly over the course of most of our lifetimes.
Interest Rates will skyrocket, businesses will fail, unemployment will go to record levels, material and food shortages will be rampant, and there could be major social unrest.
Any wishful thinking that America is in a “recovery” and that “things are getting better” is an illusion.
SO… based on that, we have just over 2 weeks to prepare, shore up, stock up, etc.
Personally I think that is a little to soon in March.
Could it happen, oh yea it could. But I personally think that if March is the beginning, then possibly more in the middle.
Mid to Late March (The Ides of March) – This is what I personally feel more comfortable with. Why? Primarily due to the lack of food producing and the winter storms that are wreaking havoc on the nation.
Panicked Shoppers Fight Over Food Amid ‘Snowpocalypse’
Empty shelves in Atlanta merely foreshadow future mass panic in America
Atlanta residents ransacked neighborhood grocery stores in frantic preparation for their second major snowstorm of the year, waging fights over food items and leaving destruction and empty shelves in their wake, a stunning precursor to what will ensue once a major crisis impacts the US.
After three inches of snow shut the city down two weeks ago, causing major havoc and leaving miles of cars stranded on immobile roadways, the residents of Atlanta took heed and shopped early.
According to people who Tweeted photos of barren store shelves, residents went crazy over essentials like milk, bread, water and eggs, and in some cases “people were fighting. Yes fighting,” alleges one user.
Go to the article to see all the people tweeting empty shelves.
There are a lot of things that are going on that give me pause…
This “snowpocalypse” is putting the brakes on our nation. Transportation & shipping is being severely affected.
Even if trucks and transportation could keep up, the lack of food being produced that is on the market is severely down.
One of the main causes is droughts in California. The growing season in CA is what kick starts the entire food supply infrastructure. THERE IS NO FOOD… that means the infrastructure is not operating at full capacity. It is costing more to move the little amount of food that is in the supply system.
Because of the drought in CA food isn’t even being produced. This in turn is causing food prices to climb higher and higher.
What we will start to see is the law of “supply and demand” come into effect.
The little bit of food that is hitting the shelves will be at such a high price that people will be priced right out of being able to eat.
You may be asking “ What does this have to do with March?”
March is a peak point. It is the end of winter and April brings in the spring. It is Jan, Feb and March that are usually the worst when it comes to the effects of winter.
So much of our infrastructure is hammered in these three months.
So when we start hitting March, we have used up resources, energy, will power and we are doing all we can to push into April.
But because there has been such a strain on all our infrastructure systems, we may hit a point where one of these systems will just break down and stop dead.
Our nation is being held together by spit and toothpicks. We have so much fake money in the financial system that we are close to overdose.
ANY major burden that comes about could very well push everything over the edge.
This is why I look at March as being a major possibility that could cause a economic decline.
We are sitting at what is called “A Perfect Storm.”
We only need one major event to bring down the whole house of cards.
April 15th 2014 – the famous “Tax Day” Prior to the president pushing back tax requirement, I thought that this was going to be a day of reckoning. See when Ocare officially hits the tax records of paying Americans, it is still a “vapor” idea. Yes people have been starting to feel the effects, but when the IRS is finally given full authority to start collecting for Ocare? It will be devastating on the millions of people expecting tax returns and those just getting by who will have to pay fees or fines for Ocare.
When that day finally hits, the masses will be furious. They will finally understand how bad it is and most of middle and low income America will suffer significant financial loss.
But that isn’t going to happen this year. So we don’t have to worry about it do we.
But something else is taking place April 15th… the Blood Moon.
NOW… I am not one who is really following this and personally I think it is just happenstance that the blood moon fell on this date. I really do not think it means anything, but I just found it interesting.
So interesting that if I spotted it, others have too and there might be enough there to cause it to be a catalyst for something to happen that will being the dominos to start to fall.
June / July – Coming out of spring, going into summer. Traditionally this is when we see some form of inflation take place every year. It is basics of supply and demand taking hold. Kids getting out of school, family vacations, and people pull their monies back to afford the costs to have the kids home and to do all these things.
Any food that was produced is starting to be harvested so stores at this time “SHOULD” have food. Now where they are going to get is what I have to question and will there be enough.
Right now most of our food we are consuming comes from outside the US. This is putting a pressures on these countries that will increase to cover our loss.
Food prices will shoot up even more during this time and we will probably be looking at approximately a 125% increase when you look at the cost of food from July 2012 to July 2014.
Just from Jan 2014 we will probably see a 50% increase in food costs.
Battling the heat of summer will also put a strain on the nation. Our power grid is not in the greatest of shape anymore.
In the beginning of Feb 2014 there was a terrorist attempt on a power station in San Jose CA that really woke up many in the industry. They realized how vulnerable the power grid is.
An attack on the power grid could be a catalyst, rising food prices and a lack of food on the shelves also be a catalyst. The buying power of the dollar being greatly diminished by summer could be the catalyst.
Again, our nation is sitting in front of “The Perfect Storm.”
September / October – This has always been the traditional time when most in the watchman arena believe that financial collapse would take place.
It has happened multiple times before. Historical demographics.
- The Great Depression
- Both black Mondays took place in October
- The peak of the 1960 – 1961 financial recession
- 2008 Financial collapse
- 9-11 financial collapse took place. Reason most people did not know it is that the terrorist event overshadowed the financial downfall.
There are other indicators that have pointed to this span of time to bring about financial hardship.
So this is a period of time that many people look and kind of hold their breath thinking to themselves “well we dodged the bullet again.”
December 21 – 31 – This is one that I have always kept an eye on and the reason is that Argentina fell into their massive hyperinflation period Dec 21, 2001.
Another reason, if the powers that be would want to create a bank holiday, why not do it when most of America is on vacation between the holidays. The effects would be minimal relatively speaking. Many companies are closed for that week and most people are with family.
It is a great time to conduct a bank holiday. The effects which could get as bad as riots in the streets could also be somewhat averted due to the fact that people will not want to go out into the snow day after day protesting their government.
If the powers that be said that they would have the banks back online in seven days, most people would not want to to fight the weather and would rather stay home and watch all the football games.
This one is a personal speculation because it just seems logical to me.
Hey, if I was one of the powers that be, this is when I would bring down the economy.
IF we make it past Dec 2014, then basically repeat the above and the dates I believe something could happen.
SPECIAL NOTE Concerning 2015
April 15th 2015 – is when the IRS is suppose to start fining and collecting fees / payments for Obama care. As I mentioned this is going to throw a lot of people in to a financial turmoil because they will not get a return or as large of a return. They will owe or they will be fined. No matter what, odds are that you will be effected.
When this finally happens, it will upset most Americans and I could easily see riots as a result.
Sept 13th – 29 Elul – this is the last day of the sabbatical year. If you have read my book Israel – American and God’s Judgment, I believe that this will be a day of reckoning.
Two major events took place at the end of the sabbatical years, the 2008 economic decline and 9-11. Both of these I believe to be events that God allowed as warnings so that we would return to Him.
ALSO… Sept 28 2015 I believe is one of the last blood moons. Again, I do not think this has anything to do with it, I just find it interesting that we are having blood moons at critical times.
Maybe God is using the blood moons as well to get our attention in order to repent.
A Foreshadow of Things To Come – The Trucking Industries official Report
Several years ago, I was given a report from the US Trucking Industry which conducted a study of the effects if trucks were impeded or stopped in the US.
PZ NOTE – I have attached the report to this email.
The report was very eye opening and I have attached it in PDF to this article.
But two things that they did mention is a catastrophic economic event and a decline in fuel.
I share this because already we have a serious decline in the trucking industry due to the severe storms our nation has been facing.
Already you can see some of the things mention in the timeline below already taking place.
This is a wakeup call to what can come about.
Commercial truck traffic is vital to our nation’s economic prosperity and plays a significant role in mitigating adverse economic effects during a national or regional emergency. Our economy depends on trucks to deliver ten billion tons of virtually every commodity consumed—or nearly 70 percent of all freight transported annually in the U.S. In the U.S. alone, this accounts for $671 billion worth of goods transported by truck. Add $295 billion in truck trade with Canada and $195.6 billion in truck trade with Mexico and it becomes apparent that any disruption in truck traffic will lead to rapid economic instability.
The unimpeded flow of trucks is critical to the safety and well-being of all Americans. However, it is entirely possible that well-intended public officials may instinctively halt or severely restrict truck traffic in response to an incident of national or regional significance.
Recent history has shown us the consequences that result from a major disruption in truck travel. Immediately following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, significant truck delays at the Canadian border crossings shut down several auto manufacturing plants in Michigan because just-in-time parts were not delivered. The economic cost to these companies was enormous. Following Hurricane Katrina, trucks loaded with emergency goods were rerouted, creating lengthy delays in delivering urgently needed supplies to the stricken area.
A Timeline Showing the Deterioration of Major Industries Following a Truck Stoppage
The first 24 hours
• Delivery of medical supplies to the affected area will cease.
• Hospitals will run out of basic supplies such as syringes and catheters within hours. Radiopharmaceuticals will deteriorate and become unusable.
• Service stations will begin to run out of fuel.
• Manufacturers using just-in-time manufacturing will develop component shortages.
• U.S. mail and other package delivery will cease.
Within one day
• Food shortages will begin to develop.
• Automobile fuel availability and delivery will dwindle, leading to sky- rocketing prices and long lines at the gas pumps.
• Without manufacturing components and trucks for product delivery, assembly lines will shut down, putting thousands out of work.
Within two to three days
• Food shortages will escalate, especially in the face of hoarding and consumer panic.
• Supplies of essentials—such as bottled water, powdered milk, and canned meat—at major retailers will disappear.
• ATMs will run out of cash and banks will be unable to process transactions.
• Service stations will completely run out of fuel for autos and trucks.
• Garbage will start piling up in urban and suburban areas.
• Container ships will sit idle in ports and rail transport will be disrupted, eventually coming to a standstill.
Within a week
• Automobile travel will cease due to the lack of fuel. Without autos and busses, many people will not be able to get to work, shop for groceries, or access medical care.
• Hospitals will begin to exhaust oxygen supplies.
Within two weeks
• The nation’s clean water supply will begin to run dry.
Within four weeks
• The nation will exhaust its clean water supply and water will be safe for drinking only after boiling. As a result gastrointestinal illnesses will increase, further taxing an already weakened health care system.
This timeline presents only the primary effects of a freeze on truck travel. Secondary effects must be considered as well, such as inability to maintain telecommunications service, reduced law enforcement, increased crime, increased illness and injury, higher death rates, and likely, very civil unrest.
I am continuing to work on digging through all the data so I can help paint a clearer picture.
It is not a matter of “IF” it is a matter of “WHEN.”
B. After the Storm
After the Storm (Part 1 of 2)
InternationalMan.com, by Jeff Thomas
Pasted from: http://www.internationalman.com/78-global-perspectives/789-after-the-storm-the-11-stages-of-the-crash
With all the study and thought that are required to make sense out of how the Great Unraveling will play out, we seldom take time to think of what it will be like on the other side. Those of us who are, by nature, long-term thinkers and/or optimistic, have a vague picture in mind of a rebirth of libertarian thinking, and a vibrant economy. However, we tend not to think too much more about these hopes than that, because we are caught up in the Great Unraveling itself – a very time-consuming topic.
The other day, an associate whom I like to think of as having a decent, if not holistic, view of the present depression, commented to me, “I wish we could just have the crash tomorrow and everything that goes with it, so that, next year, we can get back to normal.”
Oops … maybe his expectations are a bit more simplified than I thought. And, if others share his view, possibly the topic needs a bit of fleshing-out. While it may not be ready to be a prime topic of the ongoing conversation, possibly an outline of what may happen after all the fireworks have gone off would be in order.
Ten Years Down and Ten Years Up
Economic wizard (and favorite ‘Uncle’) Harry Schultz stated back in the early 2000’s that what he anticipated was “ten years down and ten years up.” At the time, many thought that his projection was extremely prolonged. I didn’t think so. People do commonly seem to take the view that, once the various crashes have taken place, we simply walk out into the sun, brush the dirt off the knees of our trousers, and, with a spring in our step, walk into the bright new day.
However, a depression is not at all like that. It is more like a town after a hurricane has hit. The storm may have been swift, but the recovery is not. Power lines are down. Roads are blocked. Homes and stores have been destroyed. Having personally been highly involved in the reconstruction of a small country after the devastation wrought by a category five hurricane, I can attest that, even if the population is hardworking and motivated (which they were), the task of rebuilding is monumental, and the time period required to achieve it is prolonged.
I see the period after the various crashes very differently from those who anticipate immediate recovery symptoms. This is not because I imagine myself a visionary; my view is based on history. If we look at the economic collapses of the past, (inclusive of their possible knock-on effects, such as hyperinflation and destruction of the currency), from the fall of the Roman Empire to Weimar Germany, to Argentina and Zimbabwe – take your pick – the pattern is extremely similar.
So, let’s have a look at that pattern and ask ourselves if the present situation might not play out much the same (except far worse and more prolonged, as the conditions that led to this particular depression have been more extreme). The various stages are likely to be a given, but the various factors within each stage are a bit more uncertain. In every major economic collapse, some combination of these factors takes place.
Also, consider that the stages themselves are like dominoes – they almost always fall in order. The reason? Details change in history, but human nature remains the same. The same knee-jerk reactions by people will repeat themselves over and over. (As an example, we are now experiencing a decline in exports from the First World. I believe that a repeat of the disastrous Smoot-Hawley Tariff of the 1930’s will be passed in America, which undoubtedly would trigger increased hardship for Americans.)
Stages of The Crash
The stages are laid out below. The first three have already occurred.
1 INITIAL CRASHES √
• Crash of the residential property market
• Crash of the commercial property market
• Crash of the stock market
2 INITIAL KNOCK-ON EFFECTS OF CRASHES √
• Loss of homes
• Loss of jobs
3 IMMEDIATE ACTIONS BY GOVERNMENT √
• Bailouts for select groups
• Dramatic increase of debt
• Politicians going in the opposite direction of a real solution
The first knee-jerk reaction began immediately, with the Government attempting to “make the problem go away” as quickly as possible. Almost invariably, at this stage, the corrective strategy is hastily prepared and shortsighted, assuring further deterioration of the economy. √
In this stage, the politicians on both sides fail to focus on a real solution. Instead, their primary focuses are, first, to avoid a painful real solution, and, second, to engage in finger-pointing, each political party blaming the other for the problem. √
The problem worsens steadily until one of the next series of major dominoes falls. This is usually sudden and triggers the toppling of other dominoes.
4 SECOND WAVE OF CRASHES
• Major crash in stock market
• Currency plummets
• Increased bankruptcies
• Increased unemployment [occurring]
5 INTERNATIONAL TRADING PARTNERS REACT
• Foreign countries refuse to accept more debt [in progress]
• Foreign trade slows dramatically [the global Baltic Dry Index, BDIY is in decline]
At this point, the Government introduces dramatic change, such as ill-conceived protectionism, which backfires almost immediately.
6 GOVERNMENT INSTITUTES DESPERATE SELF-DESTRUCTIVE MEASURES
• Defaults on debt
• Restrictive tariffs on imports
• Currency controls
7 ECONOMY REACTS IN LOCKSTEP TO GOVERNMENT ACTIONS
• Hyperinflation – dramatic increase in food and fuel costs
• Massive unemployment
• Extensive foreclosures
• Extensive bankruptcies
At this point, the dominoes are tumbling quickly, and a rapid unraveling of control is about to take place.
8 SYSTEMIC COLLAPSE
• Bank closures
• Extensive homelessness
• Food and fuel shortages
• Electric power becomes sporadic, blackouts common
As these factors unravel, the public mood turns to a combination of blind fear and anger.
9 SOCIAL COLLAPSE
• Crime rises dramatically (particularly street crime)
• Food riots
• Tax revolts
• Squatters’ rebellions
10 MARTIAL LAW
• Creation of special army to address “domestic terrorism”
• Random killings become commonplace
At first, the authorities focus mostly on violent subjugation and arrests; then, as prisons quickly become hopelessly overcrowded, camps become the norm. Soon, these too become unmanageable, particularly as a result of high cost of food and manpower. At that point, the solution turns to the killing of anyone who is suspected of a crime and, more frequently, anyone who is not submissive. (This will not resemble the Gestapo of the late 1930’s. It will be less organized and more chaotic.)
If revolution is to occur, it will happen at this point. Many people will feel that they have nothing to lose, and anger will be at its peak. If revolution does take place, it will not be an organized movement as such. It will be spontaneous, and breakouts will manifest themselves like popcorn popping, largely at random, with ever-increasing frequency. At some point, it may possibly evolve into something more organized.
C. The Recovery
After the Storm (Part 2 of 2)
InternationalMan.com, by Jeff Thomas
Pasted from: https://www.internationalman.com/78-global-perspectives/792-the-recovery
By the time the breakdown of the global economic system has occurred, the currency, be it the US dollar or the Euro, will have collapsed. At this stage, will the country reach a Mad Max scenario (minus the leather outfits and interesting vehicles)? Not likely. Even if the breakdown is severe enough that roving marauders exist, human nature dictates that people in general will not devolve into a condition in which most of them drive around in a state of eternal warfare. The true nature of the majority of any people is primarily to eat, obtain shelter and protect their families.
Therefore, corrections invariably begin to appear from the ground up. New means of currency will spring up, and bartering is likely. (In the case of, say, Zimbabwe, the US dollar took over as the illegal default currency. However, such a luxury will not be available this time around, and paying for goods will require less predictable methods.) In the US, Utah has already passed legislation allowing gold to be used as currency, and nine other states have quickly followed. This is a positive sign, both in terms of foresight and in terms of states acting individually, possibly even in defiance of the central Government.
Although the Government is likely to try to retain controls on trade in commodities, a strong black market economy will appear, particularly with regard to food and fuel. Although it will be illegal, this will represent the first true beginning of a recovery.
The timeline for recovery will, I believe, be as Uncle Harry predicts – about ten years. Why? Well, on the economic side, a debt-cleansing cycle normally takes about seven years and is characteristically deflationary. To truly return to prosperity, there is no escaping this stage of the recovery, and long-term payback does not a vibrant economy make. It is slow and grim, as is deflation. It does, however, help people to get accustomed to living frugally, saving, and eventually investing. In short, it creates a mindset which is conducive to sound economic principles, which, after the recovery, will be necessary to create a return to prosperity.
The nature of the recovery, however, will depend very much on the level of collapse that has occurred in the central governments. If they have survived largely intact, it is most likely that the recovery will be longer, as the Government is likely to, first, employ techniques that salve the population, but do not solve the problem, and, second, very possibly resume the goal of collectivism in general, possibly with the UN as the center of a One World Government with Agenda 21 as its general living plan.
If this were to take place, I think it likely that the First World would slide into a socialist slumber, possibly along the lines of East Germany in the communist era. If so, it could be many years before the rebirth of the First World, as, most assuredly, the Second and Third Worlds would not be sitting idly by. They would constitute the driving forces for commerce and development for an extended period, limiting the opportunities for the First World to reactivate itself.
However, the greater the degree of the collapse of the central governments, the greater the likelihood that the individual countries involved would come back sooner. I cannot emphasize this point too strongly.
Recovery in Europe
For Europe, this could conceivably be a return to individual countries as they were before the misguided concept of the EU reared its ugly head. (After all, the EU was created by the national leaders, for the national leaders, not for the benefit of their citizenries.)
Prior to the EU, Europe had been, for hundreds of years, a series of competing countries. If one drifted too far in the direction of oligarchy or socialism, it eventually collapsed and its people then de-camped to a great extent to the other European countries in search of work. Many sent their earnings home, which eventually led to the rebuilding of that country. In this manner, Europe enjoyed a fluid rebalancing that kept the continent, as a whole, very vital.
The EU has been constricting this organic structure, assuring that, when one went down, they all went down. It is conceivable that Europe will return to this natural format as it recovers from the depression – if Brussels has sufficiently exhausted its control.
Recovery in the USA
The same is possible in the US – a return to what the US was supposed to be in the first place – a confederation of small “states” (a word that, in the late eighteenth century, meant “country”). If this were to occur, the American states would have an exceptional opportunity for true progress. First, some states (like, say, Texas) that had been generally productive and supportive of business principles, would now be free of a federal government that took in its tax dollars and delivered them to nanny states such as Illinois or California. As a result, Texas would recover more quickly, while the nanny states would continue their decline.
With the Federal Government removed from its role as the collector and dispenser of wealth, in a short time, it would be clear to all, regardless of what political views they held, that the “working” states were doing much better than the “entitlement” states. The fifty states would have the opportunity to compare the various governmental experiments of their fellow states, each having the opportunity to borrow ideas from those that came up with the best ideas. In such an atmosphere, rhetoric tends to go out the window. The proof is in the pudding, and the best pudding would attract the most followers. Increasingly, the citizens of the entitlement states would try to move to the working states as they became converts to the clear examples of progress. A very healthy process.
The fifty states may possibly choose to remain separate; they may form a series of confederations (most likely based upon similarity of economic and political philosophies); or return to a United States. This will be, in large part, determined by whatever level of control the Federal Government continues to hold at the bottom of the depression, and how clever the Federal Government is in convincing the states that a central government is needed.
Again, I stress that the speed at which the First World recovers as a vibrant economic force will depend, in large part, upon the degree to which the central governments have retained or lost control. The more severe the collapse, the greater the likelihood of loss of control, and the better the future.
D. Taking over: The governments proactive attempt to remain in control:
THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: Obama has signed 923 Executive Orders in 40 months!
Pasted from: http://usahitman.com/os923eo/
– EXECUTIVE ORDER 10990 allows the government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.
– EXECUTIVE ORDER 10995 allows the government to seize and control the communication media.
– EXECUTIVE ORDER 10997 allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals.
– EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998 allows the government to take over all food resources and farms….
How many Executive Orders will Obama sign during his Second Term that further remove constitutional rights, freedoms and liberties.
What did Congress do in those 40 months?