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Buy Guns, Ammo, Bows, Arrows, activated charcoal, and dry goods
so you can feed and protect your family next year.

Sean Lewis
August 4, 2011

Sell your stock holdings, sell your Gold, divest yourself of
all forms of non tangible wealth. The TeaBagger/GOP
economic cascade collapse has begun.

We are about to experience the double dip in the economy
that this Country is not prepared to handle and the World
will not be able to bail us out of.

Thank you GOP for putting Party before Country in 2009/2010
and now for putting Party before economic survival.

The GOP crafted a Debt deal that does not reduce debt!
Eliminates the Safety Nets for the Middle class, and punishes
the poor, sick, elderly and retirees!

But the Wealthy are protected against any inconvenience.

The GOP however isn't the sharpest crayons in the box.
After the tax cuts promise of 15 million jobs turned into
800,000 being lost a month, you would think they might
learn'to let others handle the County's Bank Account.

But, No. The GOP/TeaBaggers held the Country hostage and blackmailed the President to accept their Double Down offer, reduce government spending by eliminating entitlements and government jobs or we will bankrupt the Country. This is responsible rational governance?

The Markets and the world disagree, and like in 2008 the collapsing of the markets has begun once again.

It happened when The GOP refused to authorize the Financial Bailouts and it is happening again with the FUBAR of a Debt deal that does not reduce the Debt!

BTW, the wealthy will suffer too as the markets tank and the dollar plunges
once again the GOP/TeaBaggers have done what they do best, made a bad situation worst!

Mon Aug 08, 2011 at 2:05 PM PT: Today after the S & P Downgrade the DJIA closed at the low of the day 10809.85  down -634.76‎ or (-5.55%‎)  Aug 8 4:05pm ET

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  •  Tip Jar (2+ / 0-)
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    Dr Colossus, Swill to Power

    Time will Tell all the Truth VT, Virtual Truth

    by VirtualTruth on Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 08:42:47 PM PDT

    •  Do you have a compound I can move to? (9+ / 0-)

      I've been looking for a charismatic leader who's paranoia is only exceeded by his lack of forethought, you appear to be that leader.  I'll also need some gold to sell as I have none of my own.  Also I sweat a lot in my sleep.  I hope that's not a problem.  Oh and I'm kind of high maintenance so I'll need my room at your compound to have a bowl of green m&m's, and only green m&m's, the other colors have been issuing slanderous tweets about my eating habits for some time now, and I'll need some gold as I have none of my own.  Also some guns and ammunition.  I used to have a deer rifle but I sold it for some gold coins.

      Kindly yours,

      Dr Colossus

    •  Glad everyone is amused, however (0+ / 0-)

      I was correct about the Iraq war in March 2003
      I was correct about the need for a surge in august of 2005
      I was correct when I predicted the economic collapse in 2007
      Now my over the top warning about the coming double dip might be hyperbole, but it is not a joke.
      I suggest you all drill down through my previous diaries before you dismiss me out of hand.

      Time will Tell all the Truth VT, Virtual Truth

      by VirtualTruth on Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 11:01:19 PM PDT

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      •  So . . . (3+ / 0-)
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        Debby, Ahianne, Dem Beans

        instead of, say, canvassing and phonebanking and donating for progressive candidates, we should be bow-and-arrow shooting small defenseless/tasteless animals, buying random stuff from persons who may (or may not) be associated with extreme right hate groups, arming ourselves, buying charcoal and gold and otherwise behaving like those we work against?

        PROUD to be a Democrat.

        by noweasels on Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 11:26:38 PM PDT

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        •  Here is the LIBERAL survivalist plan: (5+ / 0-)
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          Debby, Ahianne, Dem Beans, koNko, Catte Nappe

          And I admit openly that I'm terrible about carrying it out because I'm antisocial.

          (1) Get to know everyone in your neighborhood.  Everyone.
          (2) Arrange to know people who can supply every basic need.  Farmers, especially.  Yes, hunters.  In a city, gardeners.  People with expertise in everything you can think of.
          (3) Help supply their needs, so that they will supply yours in a crunch.
          (4) Attempt to make your new community free of dependencies on imported oil (etc.) by doing everything you can to be energy-efficient and shifting to renewable energy.

          In other words, create a survivalist community.  It's gonna be a lot more solid than a single survivalist household.

          Read pp. 1-7 of Krugman's _The Great Unraveling_ (available from Google Books). NOW.

          by neroden on Fri Aug 05, 2011 at 12:20:02 AM PDT

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    •  tipped because i tip pretty much every diary (3+ / 0-)
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      neroden, drawingporno, Dem Beans

      Who am I to judge? It's not like I'm writing any.

  •  Erm, huh? (3+ / 0-)
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    AuroraDawn, elmo, Ahianne

    This could be found on Stormfront only with the parties reversed.

    Vi er alle norske " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

    by gchaucer2 on Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 08:46:18 PM PDT

  •  Man - I am really gonna have to stretch (4+ / 0-)
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    Dem Beans, wader, Ahianne, koNko

    that $60 I got at the ATM today.

    "Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle." Franklin D. Roosevelt

    by bear83 on Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 08:53:44 PM PDT

  •  I'm laying in a huge stock of toilet paper (7+ / 0-)
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    Pluto, badger, neroden, Debby, elmo, Ahianne, koNko

    I figure this stuff will be worth it's weight in gold when the crash comes.

  •  The sky is falling! (6+ / 0-)
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    Dem Beans, Pluto, wader, Debby, elmo, Ahianne

    Run for the hills!

    Oh, wait, I'm already in the hills. But seriously, you think guns and ammo are going to be enough to protect you? Are you really ready to kill to survive, because that's what it would take in your scenario. And hoarding food? Do you have any idea how much food a family of four needs for a month? A year? 2500 Kcal/day. That's a a pound or more of food, unless you've already got it freeze-dried. per person per day. So 4 people, one month = 120 lbs of food. For a year? You're pushing 3/4's of a ton.

    Modern Conservatism isn't simply about them owning as much as possible; it's also about breaking anything they can't own.

    by ontheleftcoast on Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 09:03:43 PM PDT

    •  I guess you are already prepared (0+ / 0-)

      Did you read the post of mine from 2007? Buy Gold so you can feed your family next year?

      Time will Tell all the Truth VT, Virtual Truth

      by VirtualTruth on Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 09:06:43 PM PDT

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      •  The people who can afford enough gold to make (4+ / 0-)
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        wader, Into The Woods, Debby, Ahianne

        it a worthwhile hedge against economic collapse don't have to worry about a hedge against an economic collapse. Or do you think a guy pulling down $27K/yr has access to $10K worth of gold? What's that, about 12 troy oz? Yeah, that'll keep him and his family from starving.

        Modern Conservatism isn't simply about them owning as much as possible; it's also about breaking anything they can't own.

        by ontheleftcoast on Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 09:11:13 PM PDT

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        •  I said buy Gold 4 years ago (0+ / 0-)

          It was a tad lower then.... read the post. This diary is tongue in cheek, but the message is deadly serious. The Country is in trouble if we continue to allow irresponsible individuals take the Political System hostage and blackmail our leaders into very bad decisions of governance.

          Time will Tell all the Truth VT, Virtual Truth

          by VirtualTruth on Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 09:16:19 PM PDT

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      •  I think buying gold is a fools errand. For all you (4+ / 0-)
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        neroden, Debby, Calamity Jean, Ahianne

        apolyptic thinking types - what will really go down is that folks will trade and barter what they have for what they want. We're already starting to do that. My neighbor has chickens - I trade her eggs for money. If it all goes to shit, maybe I'll trade her eggs for veggies. I have a garden. Maybe we'll be trading chickens and eggs for fish and veggies. I have a boat. She doesn't. And on and on. I wouldn't be putting my money into gold on a f'n bet. Now that IS a bubble.

        Wolverines and Badgers and Buckeyes - Oh My! Be Afraid Kochroaches. Be very afraid.

        by mrsgoo on Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 11:28:20 PM PDT

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      •  And did you need it in 2008? n/t (1+ / 0-)
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        We are not given mercy because we deserve it, but because we need it.

        by Ahianne on Fri Aug 05, 2011 at 04:56:13 AM PDT

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  •  I live next door to a guy 30 years ago (9+ / 0-)

    who built a 20x30 ft. storeroom out back and was stockpiling for the coming collapse. It was about the only thing he talked about.

    According to him, my casual dismissals were going to be my undoing. Turns out that surviving to old age was actually my undoing.

    "The human eye is a wonderful device. With a little effort, it can fail to see even the most glaring injustice." Richard K. Morgan

    by sceptical observer on Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 09:05:55 PM PDT

    •  Was That The 1988 Hal Lindsey Cataclysm ? (4+ / 0-)

      The one he predicted in "Late Great Planet Earth?"

      It's all so clear to me now. I'm the keeper of the cheese. And you're the lemon merchant. Get it? And he knows it.

      by bernardpliers on Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 09:21:55 PM PDT

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    •  To date (5+ / 0-)

      no one has used the bomb shelter my Dad built in our house in a nice NYC suburb in 1962.  Just sayin'.

      (My Dad was recalled from reserve to active duty during the Cuban Missile Crisis and flew reconnaissance flights over the North Atlantic . . . he sent my Mom and me and my baby brother to Vermont to my Mom's parents' farm for the duration . . . all of this making the bomb shelter a whole bunch more logical than this diary.)

      PROUD to be a Democrat.

      by noweasels on Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 09:55:05 PM PDT

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      •  LOL! I remember when I was a kid, my mom (2+ / 0-)
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        sceptical observer, Ahianne

        telling me that my uncle had clearance to some double throw down place in Colorado. The name escapes me. Whatever! If the bombs fall, we're all going anyway. Hell, I'm far more worried about what is drifting across the Pacific from Japan. Isn't that the ultimate payback?

        Wolverines and Badgers and Buckeyes - Oh My! Be Afraid Kochroaches. Be very afraid.

        by mrsgoo on Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 10:51:20 PM PDT

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      •  There's a short story about a bomb shelter (1+ / 0-)
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        sceptical observer

        written from the POV of a girl who's maybe 12 or 13. I wish I could remember the name of the story or the name of the author. I think maybe it was in the New Yorker. Here's the basic plot:

        This family in the early 1960s was planning a vacation to Disneyland. The kids were excited about it. Then the father decided that it was better to take the Disneyland money and spend it on a bomb shelter and supplies. Then, since he had scheduled a week off from work, the family was going to "practice" and crawl into the hole in the ground. For a whole week. Instead of Disneyland. While they're locked into this bunker, the girl telling the story gets her first period.

        But the angle said to them, "Do not be Alfred. A sailor has been born to you"

        by Dbug on Fri Aug 05, 2011 at 01:14:31 AM PDT

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    •  What a maroon (1+ / 0-)
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      sceptical observer

      If you're stockpiling shit for when the SHTF, you don't tell other people you're stockpiling shit. The guy had no situational awareness.

      Glad to hear old age is getting before you had to go take his shit during the zombie apocalypse. ;-)

  •  Wow, that stuff is expensive. (4+ / 0-)
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    ontheleftcoast, noweasels, Debby, Ahianne

    I already have a car...can't I just run over wild game/looters with that?

    you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows

    by Dem Beans on Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 09:09:59 PM PDT

  •  I'd rather not, thanks. (3+ / 0-)
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    Into The Woods, Debby, Ahianne

    Food, the basic necessities, and some extra clothing, maybe, but I'll pass on the ammo.

    I've never fired a gun in my life. I'd have no idea what to do with one. Besides, I'm a world class klutz. I'd probably accidentally shoot myself.

    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win ~ Gandhi

    by AuroraDawn on Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 09:31:54 PM PDT

  •  I thought we were supposed (4+ / 0-)
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    Into The Woods, mrsgoo, elmo, Dem Beans

    to buy gold for the collapse? If you sell your gold, won't you just get crappy US currency for it, which is why you bought gold in the first place? I'm confused, but a little hungry.

    •  If you cannot eat it or exchange it easily in its (1+ / 0-)
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      current form for something you can eat, or that will help you get something to eat,  what good will it do you if its TEOTWAWKI?

      Gold fits better into a million dollar portfolio than a bugout bag or ready-kit.  

      Most gold buyers are economic cannon fodder for the heavies.  

      We'd rather dream the American Dream than fight to live it or to give it to our kids. What a shame. What an awful, awful shame.

      by Into The Woods on Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 10:47:56 PM PDT

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  •  you should wait and post in RKBA (1+ / 0-)
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    you might fit in there.

    May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back.

    by GlowNZ on Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 10:20:36 PM PDT

  •  Guns... check. (2+ / 0-)
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    mrsgoo, KVoimakas

    I've got 17 of 'em.

    Ammo... check.

    I reload, and cast my own bullets.

    Activated Charcoal...
    Hell, I've got that too. I use it in the filters on the fish tank.

    What do i win?


    "It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." -- Emiliano Zapata Salazar
    "Dissent is patriotic. Blind obedience is treason." --me

    by Leftie Gunner on Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 10:45:55 PM PDT

    •  Well, activated Charcoal is only good for about a (3+ / 0-)
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      noweasels, neroden, Ahianne

      week in a fish tank. So, you're gonna have pissed off fish. Depending on where you have your aquarium(s) (you never have just one!) The fish will either be giving you the stink eye while you are surfing the Daily Kos OR they will be giving you the stink eye while you are watching the teevee machine. Thankfully, I only have 3 tanks of fish giving me the stink eye at one time while I contribute invaluable information here and watch the Big Screen. Once the hubbie goes to bed, I can take over his computer, the comfortable chair and have only one tank of fish giving me the stink eye while I watch the teevee machine AND make awesome posts on The KOS. Unfortunately, that tank has the oldest fish, they have been on my ass for almost three years. Feed Me. Clean My Tank. Change My Water. It never ends. If they weren't so cute, it would be Panko bread crumbs, egg wash and lemon juice. Just sayin'.

      Wolverines and Badgers and Buckeyes - Oh My! Be Afraid Kochroaches. Be very afraid.

      by mrsgoo on Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 11:13:44 PM PDT

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  •  I thnk activated charcoal sounds very smart.... (2+ / 0-)
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    elmo, Ahianne

    ...and should be permitted to vote in national elections.  One vote per lump, just like we do it for people.

    I'll Rochambeau you for it.

    by Rich in PA on Fri Aug 05, 2011 at 04:07:39 AM PDT

  •  Know any good recipes for charcoal? (2+ / 0-)
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    Dem Beans, koNko

    Personally, I've never cared for it. Which food group does it belong to?

    •  BBQ (1+ / 0-)
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      Dem Beans

      If you have some time and a few spare doses of LSD I highly recommend :

      Put some charcoal in the BBQ & light it
      Drop acid
      Put food on the BBQ
      Keep watching and wait
      Eventually the food turns into charcoal


      What about my Daughter's future?

      by koNko on Fri Aug 05, 2011 at 06:29:46 AM PDT

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