"I’m not sure that many people really ever believed there was a recovery under way. Wall Street acted like there was – but only somewhat, since banks never started lending again. But unemployment has remained high; it’d actually be about twice the official 9% level, if it was calculated the same way it was 30 years ago. And outside of the price collapse of certain asset classes – like real estate – the cost of living has increased greatly for most people; the calculation of the government’s CPI is as corrupt as its unemployment numbers. I think it’s a mistake to talk about a double dip in the economy; we entered the Greater depression in 2007 and are still in it. A 'jobless recovery' is not a recovery. The only thing that’s recovered is the stock market, to some degree. Aside from government hocus-pocus, the mirage of corporate earnings, and foolish investors wanting to believe it was safe to get back in the water, things have not gotten better. And they are about to get much worse."
A four-hour interview on OmegaMan Radio with Nathan Leal in which Nathan shares a prophetic vision:
1. Nathan shares a prophetic vision of a coming attack to Hawaii and Spokane, WA
2. Would North Korea do this? Why would Hawaii be a target?
3. Is a false flag coming?
4. A look at America's coming fate
5. The horrible aftermath of an EMP attack!
Excerpt: When food shortages and rising prices drive people to desperation, social unrest soon follows. It’s as true today as it was in 18th-century France. According to a new analysis of food prices and unrest, the 2008 global food riots and ongoing Arab Spring may be a preview of what’s coming.
Please read the full article. Excerpt: We need to each understand that this is… we’re dealing with economic warfare and we’re a target, and we need to learn how to play. We have to learn how to outwit the system. The world is changing and we need to change with it.
I've been around the block a few times ... riding the preparedness warhorse for most of those go-rounds.
As you have, I've seen a lot of suffering and experienced a little of it myself through the years. Plainly, bad stuff happens all the time in this life. Yes, even major, far-reaching catastrophes happen all too often--sometimes natural, occasionally at the hand of man. Either way, both ways, you live it. You learn from it.
Experience and the not-so-long odds are what make preparedness logical.
Now today, one can't help but notice a trending of major crisis events around the globe, a pattern of events out there that over time lead from one increasingly painful juncture to the next, and then on to something even worse. It doesn't require a sophisticated sense of awareness or an ability to analyze obtuse, convoluted data points. Today, the reality has become a ringing bell in the town square for most.
I can't count how many times in the past I've been asked if I think this is "it." You know ... is the crisis du jour going to be the trigger event for the big one, the end ... TEOTWAWKI.
My standard even-keeled response has usually been something like, "I don't know what the future holds, but I always see plenty of evidence that makes me feel justified in preparing my family for potential trouble ... and in doing what I can to help others do the same."
It usually worked to help folks to slow down and take a breath.
That was then, this is now. Presently, there are far too many systemic issues, ongoing percolating crises without solutions, fundamental foundational questions, aimless self-serving leaders, and scared hurting people out there to be able to convincingly promote the calm, easy approach to our situation--yes the situation we all find ourselves in today.
Hell--it's not just a few people wondering. More and more folks are wondering here and now, asking each other that same question ... is this it? Worst of all, no one has a reassuring response. No one.
That point alone should be enough ... enough to realize that we are up the proverbial creek without a paddle. There is no viable plan or recourse for recovery out there on a macro level. At least no other than a major war. Yes--that is being bounced around a little in some circles. That may indeed be conventional wisdom's Plan X (after Plans A thru W have resulted only in ever more dismal circumstances).
So What Now?
Bottom line is, we are all on our own. It's always been clear that in a worst-case scenario, personal self sufficiency is advisable. Or being a part of some kind of qualified, trusted group dynamic with adequate facilitation in place.
How will the great demise go down? It will be a little different for everyone. In general, I expect most will experience, perhaps in this order or close to it:
Now that our future has been secured and we have been saved by our fearless leaders in Washington, I have decided to run a huge inventory closeout sale.
OK--sorry. Lame attempt at humor out of the way, we have been planning and working toward this big sale for a long time now.
In total, this is the biggest sale we have ever run.
I could go on and on about everything that is on sale, but I'll nail it down to a few cogent points ...
1. 25% Off all U.S. Mountain House listings for members and non-members alike--only for TWO DAYS: Wed. Aug. 3 and Thursday, Aug. 4. That's for cans AND pouches!
2. As usual, buyers club members have specialfree buyers incentives for MH can purchases, but this time we've got some cool NEW gear in the program.
3. We have shaved our margins on a slew of other food products and gear as well. We've got 25%-off discounts on a lot of stuff. And we are offering other major discounts as well, up to 33% off! Of course everything ships FREE. See our sale category here.
The non-MH discounts are already activated in our store and many will extend beyond the two days that we are limited to for the MH sale. (Wait till midnight Eastern time tonight for the MH discounts to be activated.)
Please note--inventory is limited on most products. As always during these sales, things will move fast and inventories will be depleted.
So, hats off to D.C. for ... ummm ... well, whatever it is they think they're accomplishing.