The Pursuit of Money Over Personal Satisfaction

By: Tom Chatham

Have you ever asked a person why they work? If you have the answer will likely end with a statement that they need to pay for stuff. It’s a truism in the world we live in that you must pay for many of the things we need. Its this need to pay for more and more stuff that leads to the need for higher paying jobs.

This perceived need leads many to seek jobs they do not necessarily like but need to achieve this end result. The race for the almighty buck has many unintended consequences. It has been said that if you do not like your work, you will not like anything else about your life.

The pursuit of money leaves many people with a hollow void that is never filled and causes them to lash out at society in their discomfort. This is seen in the many cases of domestic abuse, road rage and general lack of politeness in society. In many cases the more the person makes, the more likely you are to see these traits.

What is missing in many peoples lives is the personal satisfaction they get from the feeling of accomplishment of something every day. The more personal satisfaction a person gets out of life, the more likely they are to be a happy person and in turn treat others with respect. This also helps to insure a healthy life that avoids many of the ailments that come with having a foul mood most of the day.

The feeling of accomplishment can come from very little things such as building or repairing something. Some of my most cherished accomplishments are things I did for free. Knowing I did something that had some value and served a purpose meant a lot to me personally. Doing that and making some money at the same time is just icing on the cake.

This is something many people in our fast moving world miss out on and it can cost them in the end. As society gets faster and money becomes the primary commodity in life, people can lose their self worth and determination. This is evident when something happens and they suddenly have no money to continue their current lifestyle. Money has replaced personal satisfaction as the cement that holds society together. When the money supply finally gives out, society will fall apart.

Having money is great because it allows you to do many things you could not do otherwise but it should not be the foundation of your existence. How many people have gotten divorced because of monetary problems? How many people have refused to get involved with someone else because they did not meet up to their monetary expectations?

Money has become all too important in society and when it goes away during economic crisis society cannot handle it. If you have a spouse that just says, don’t worry we can manage, after you have lost your job and have very little money to live on then they get it. They are saying their personal happiness does not depend on money to give them the personal satisfaction in life that they require.

This is the missing ingredient that the American society needs to get through the trying times ahead and we no longer have it. If we do not find it soon, the days ahead will be very miserable and very destructive as society tears itself apart searching to fill the void left by the destruction of money. When you can go day to day without money and feel happy about life, you are at a place that will allow you to get through most bad events in the right frame of mind. That frame of mind is what you need to solve the problems at hand and move on with your life. The lack of it will cause us to self destruct.

Prepare For Longterm Instability and Hardship

By: Tom Chatham

Unlike the normal business cycle that allows for a recession every few years to clear out the mal-investments and keep the system functioning properly, the current cycle has been artificially induced with money that has unseated the foundation of good financial practices and caused a series of bubbles that must pop at some point. When this happens the business cycle will be heavily damaged and will take many years to reestablish some type of normalcy.

If you think of a cycle as a pendulum swinging back and forth, you must realize that the further it swings to one side, the further it will swing to the other to balance itself. That is what we must realize with the current bubble boom in the financial sectors. The further out of balance they get, the further they will need to swing back to preserve equilibrium. When these bubbles finally pop, the offsetting swing will be monumental. A normal recession of a few years will be exaggerated to a multi-year disaster.

These are the type of conditions that usher in depressions of long duration. This bubble induced mania is far beyond anything experienced in human history and will result in an equally disastrous financial contraction destroying paper assets and making hard assets desirable and difficult to acquire in the aftermath.

In this type of situation, hard assets and a wide knowledge base are as good as it gets. The ownership of capital equipment that produces necessary consumer goods and the ability to finance yourself internally combined with sufficient knowledge to use these resources will provide a safe harbor to get through the difficulties that arise. Becoming your own bank requires the ability to store financial assets such as precious metals and diamonds that have universal value. This is one of the few ways to store wealth that can survive such market destruction.

Usually when market destruction such as we are about to see occurs, the government goes to war in a vain attempt to preserve itself. This causes even more destruction of hard assets and economic freedom that are required to repair the economy. The government often sees this as creative destruction where production is destroyed and must be replaced causing more work and resources to be expended. Destroying labor and hard commodities may spur the economy in the short term but you cannot get wealthy by destroying your limited assets. Unfortunately for the government the economic chaos that will follow the next economic crisis will insure the war economy will be insufficient to spur the economy and return the population to prosperity. The financial system will likely tear itself apart making any sudden recovery impossible.

The result of government and wall street actions will likely result in a multi decade era of depression and hardship that many will be lucky to survive. The government knows this and has increased its internal policing ability to control the population during this turbulent time. In many cases the government will pose more of a threat to the people than the economic conditions.

The only way to see this crisis through to the other side is to have the ability to care for yourself and your family with a minimum of outside help. The more self sufficient you are the better your standard of living will be during this time. The ability to store some wealth in hard assets that you can use such as equipment or weapons and ammo or in precious metals will enable you to get through the difficult times. It is important that you understand that this crisis will not end in a few years but will continue for a substantial amount of time and you must be prepared to act longterm.

This means having the resources to maintain your lifestyle longterm and having sufficient supplies such as food or food production capabilities, medical supplies and sufficient ammo to protect life and limb as the situation dictates. In regard to these things the average person is likely to underestimate the amount of resources they will need to get through a long crisis. When it comes to things such as ammo the average person does not realize how much ammo they can use if they are suddenly forced to defend themselves on a daily basis from hostile forces. A protracted gunfight can consume several hundred rounds of ammo in a single day.

It is with these things in mind that the average person needs to determine what their resources are and insure they are rationed to get through the crisis. This is especially important of non-replaceable resources. Planning for disruptions for two or three decades is not overkill at this point. Those that are best prepared for the future difficulties are most likely to get through it in tact and in the best physical and financial shape.

The Big Picture

By: Tom Chatham

With so much going on these days it is difficult to keep focused on any one problem. Economic collapse, Fukushima radiation, drought, peak energy, WWIII, pandemic, famine, illegal immigration, government coverups and abuse and natural disasters are just some of the many threats we have to keep up with. With so many threats facing us it is impossible to focus on each one and hope to overcome them all. We need to try to keep our eye on the bigger picture and focus on getting through the events with some of our resources in tact so we can carry on. Being prepared is good but it means nothing if you do not make it to the other side in tact. That is the larger goal. To get through whatever comes in tact.

Many of the crises we face have many things in common. They can destroy the economy, cause shortages in energy or food, destroy freedoms, cause harm to our health, destroy security, make the future uncertain, destroy wealth and destroy hope. These are the things we need to focus on rather than individual problems. These things encompass the big picture. By focusing on the outcome of the events, we can protect ourselves from multiple possible events at once. We do not prepare for the events themselves, we prepare for the problems they cause.

One crisis that ties into many others is the turmoil in the Middle East.

The rise of ISIS in the region is no surprise to some. As with many things today, it was planned. There has been no serious attempt to stop this group because of the players backing them. Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and the U.S. are the forces pushing this group forward. It is natural for one to ask, why would the U.S. be backing a group like this. To answer that question you must also answer the question of why members of the Muslim Brotherhood have been given senior level positions within the U.S. government.

When ISIS moved into Iraq, there was no effort by the U.S. to stop them. And even now, the U.S. is only making feeble efforts to do anything. That is because the U.S. government does not want to stop them. When ISIS moved into Iraq, they were able to push the Iraqi army back with ease. This is largely due to the fact that almost all of the Iraqi officers the U.S. trained before we left were fired by the Iraqi government. These officers were replaced with political appointees by the government. When the attacks came, these leaders, lacking sufficient military training, fled leaving the army with no one to organize a defense.

This terrorist group now has some of the best equipment that America has in its’ arsenal. This is equipment that the U.S. gave to Iraq and they left behind when they fled the approaching enemy. Some of this equipment was supposed to go to the Kurds but it did not for political reasons. All we need to do is give the Kurds the equipment they need to defend themselves and this threat in the region will largely be stopped but that will not happen in any significant way.

If the minimal attacks on ISIS continue and the Christian refugees are allowed to slip through to relative safety and then the U.S. declares victory and stops the attacks, it will be a tell tale sign that the American government has no intention of stopping ISIS. I do not expect the American government to do anything significant to stop this group.

When you look at this and look at the current situation in the U.S. the government actions of the past few years seem deliberate. With over 200 senior officers fired in the U.S. in the past few years and more now scheduled, it is becoming obvious that the government is trying to decapitate the leadership of the U.S. military for some reason. The remaining senior leadership are those largely loyal to the government rather than the most dedicated and most experienced . This appears to be the same thing that has happened in Iraq. It also happened in the Soviet Union just before WWII when thousands of officers were purged from the military and that almost lost them the war. The only difference is that any vacuum of leadership in the U.S. will be met by the junior officers and NCOs taking charge as U.S. soldiers do. Any crisis in the U.S. may be initially chaotic but the junior leaders would step up and get control of the situation and many of these soldiers would uphold their oath.

This is why the military must be deployed out of the U.S. before any serious attempt to move against the constitution and the people. It is only my opinion but I think ISIS has been allowed to build up and will continue to get stronger so that a credible threat will arise in the region that requires the deployment of large numbers of the U.S. military back to the region. This will get these loyal troops out of the U.S. and open the door for federal agencies to do as they please. I also believe that once our troops are in the region they will be abandoned to their own fate while events unfold in the U.S. I think it is possible this may begin in early 2015. Again, this is only my opinion.

Why would all of this be done by the U.S. government? It is no secret that the current occupant of the White House thinks of the U.S as a Muslim nation and I believe that is exactly what they will try to do with it once all resistance is crushed. The barbarism and murder we now see in Iraq directed at the Christians there will happen here as well when the time is right. I may be wrong and I hope for America I am wrong but the situation seems to be heading in that direction. I also believe the Muslin Brotherhood is using the liberals in the U.S. to achieve this goal. The liberals think they are using the Muslims for their agenda but once conservative Americans are out of the way the liberals will be targeted as well. That is the bigger picture as I see it. Muslim nations are authoritarian for the most part and that is where the U.S. is heading. The globalists may be pushing us towards a North American Union but that is not to say it will remain a democratic or largely Christian one. A good time to take down a population is when they are struggling to understand and deal with a multitude of crises allowing an aggressor to gain the upper hand.

The main thing that stands in the way of this type of future are the millions of combat veterans in America, many of whom are armed at this time. The other thing that is an impediment to this type of situation is awareness which is possessed by too few Americans at this time. The willingness to accept what is happening as reality and the will to prepare for it are the things to keep in focus as the future plays itself out.

What Should We Do About The VA?

By: Tom Chatham

All of the recent reports about the VA show one thing very clearly. The majority of the problems relate to employee incompetence and indifference. This is what happens when employee benefits and working conditions are held in higher regard than the treatment of veterans which is the only purpose of the institution. This is what happens when you hire workers that have contempt for the country and veterans in particular and the system refuses to hold them accountable. In this situation, merely replacing the men at the top will do nothing because they will still rely on the same people at the bottom.

Here is a very practical solution that would solve the problem with civilian employees. Get rid of the civilians and hire active duty military personnel to fill the slots. Every branch of the military has occupational specialties that encompass all of the necessary skills to treat veterans and run the system.

The VA has its own budget and locations across the nation. It should be treated just like another branch of the military. Persons that enlist in the four branches of the military and have completed at least one enlistment or tour successfully and have job skills that can be utilized at the VA should be able to reenlist for the VA just as they now can reenlist for other branches of the military. These persons would then be able to finish out their military career with the VA if they wish.

By having the VA staffed by military personnel it would eliminate the excessive pay and bonuses that their civilian counterparts now demand and get. It would also eliminate the sometimes excessive civil service retirement pay they get.

The use of active duty personnel would guarantee accountability due to the military structure that demands it.

Active duty personnel would be more inclined to go the extra mile to help veterans than civilians who have never served in the armed forces.

Active duty personnel would be more in tune to the needs of veterans and would speak the language veterans are familiar with.

The active duty military and VA system would be able to provide seamless support to one another in emergency situations where medical personnel are in short supply.

The head of the VA should be a General with a medical background that would have to be accountable to the veterans.

Any veterans that need special services that cannot be provided by the VA system could receive a voucher for use at civilian medical facilities.

While this may not seen like the perfect solution it would be a dramatic improvement over what we have now. I say that as someone that has used the VA system. I don’t want to put all of the current employees at the VA in the same category. There are some very dedicated people there that do care but they are few and far between. This would also provide more jobs for veterans that desperately need one. This system would provide the needed medical treatment for veterans that is now becoming too expensive even for civilians due to the new healthcare mandates. The veterans have earned this benefit no less than the police and firemen that receive greater pay and benefits than the military that has risked so much for this nation over the years. The veterans deserve a system that is operated for their best interest and is not skimping on services due to outside agendas.

Where Do We Circle The Wagons?

By: Tom Chatham

As I mentioned in a previous article, we are being overwhelmed with one crisis after another in rapid fire succession. This is meant to keep everyone off balance and prevent any meaningful defense by the population. Before we can react to one crisis another rears its ugly head and diverts our attention causing many to ignore the recent crisis for the new one. Its all planned that way.

So how do we defeat this plan? We cannot fight every crisis with the hope of winning. We can only try to see the bigger picture and build a wall that can keep the problems far enough away from us to carry on with our own agenda.

The final protective line that we have to protect ourselves is the right to bear arms. Without this, we have no defenses against those who mean to destroy what we now have. That being said, the right to bear arms is not necessarily the ground we need to hold in and of itself.

The most logical place to draw our line is at the county line. This creates an area small enough to defend from many different threats but large enough to enable life to continue as we wish. The ability to control the county government and the position of sheriff is where Americans need to circle the wagons.

The ability to control the local government gives the community the ability to resist any state and federal regulations and laws they see as a threat to their well being. The ability to decide what regulations to implement in the community can preserve and protect individual and property rights from outside interests that wish to destroy them. The sheriff provides the legitimate law enforcement authority within the county that can stop the enforcement of destructive policies by outside enforcers working against the community.

But why the county level? This is the last line of defense against outside forces before they get to your front door. Local government is the only level that has daily contact with those it works for and can feel the ire of taxpayers immediately and directly. By controlling the county government and sheriff, communities provide themselves with an island of sanity that they control. The county community has the ability to produce at least some of the necessities they need such as food. They have the benefit of collective security in the form of a police department and services such as medical and fire. They have the ability to utilize an alternative local currency. The community has the benefit of drawing on the skills of the community as a whole.

While most states have diverse groups that can lean left or right and tend to pull against one another, individual counties tend to have a majority of one or the other making a consensus much easier. Those leaning left will likely seek government control and solutions to problems while those leaning right will have more individualistic tendencies that steer them toward local solutions and control. It is the right of center counties that hold the best hope of maintaining a functional economy and society when the system fails in some way. Conservative communities also tend to hold more traditional values that help to maintain law and order during emergencies. The majority of liberals hold the idea that almost nothing is taboo and this allows them to be opportunists and do bad things that society holds as wrong but they see as justified leading to a breakdown in law and order many times.

It is for these reasons that the more conservative counties need to be the ground that is held against those seeking to radically change the nation. Keep in mind the problem-reaction-solution plan that the radicals in the U.S. now use to implement their agenda. By denying the radical elements a foothold in your county you will maintain individual and property rights to a larger degree. From a county level you have a legal structure to fight off unwanted attacks on liberties and freedoms that those in some circles wish to obliterate for the greater good.

This is one of the things you need to look at where you live or intend to go. You need to determine if the residents in this area are right of center and willing to defend their rights as individuals. It is in these areas that you stand the best chance to hold the line against radical change that will undermine yours and future generations.

One only needs to look at progressive areas of the country and see the governments and taxpayers being bled to death by these liberal ideas. They constantly call for more taxes and more government subsidies to maintain the system. They expect someone else to solve the inherent problems with the system as it is as they continue the status quo. The free flow of money is the only thing that keeps these areas together in good times and in desperate times when the cash flow stops they have no plan to fall back on except brute force and tyrannical rule. It is for these reasons that these locations must be abandoned to their ultimate fate.

The only way to insure stability in the future when the system breaks down is for the county institutions to be independent from outside funding sources. This requires the takeover of local government by those that understand the threat and are willing to take measures to reduce the potential damage in the crisis to come. It will depend on these people to educate the community and determine a course of action to limit the damage from a crumbling system.

Dangers are imbedded into county functions by the radical globalists on the left and the right. They make the local government dependant on outside money just as they make the individual dependant on government supports and once this takes root, it is difficult to end just as drug addicts find it difficult to stop the habit that is slowly killing them. The dealer owns the addict just as radical government entities own the recipients of government money. They know this and is the reason they fight tooth and nail to continue funding programs that do more harm than good and prove to be wasteful.

While this article deals mainly with the physical world there is another realm that must go hand in hand with these actions. Those that believe in something can endure far longer than those that believe in nothing. The ultimate victory will only happen when those who wage the good fight have made their peace with God and carry his word in their heart and wear his resolve as armor. Victory in the end must encompass the return to traditional values and rejection of the perverted lifestyles and pure evil institutions we have created. The physical land that is defended must also encompass Christian values if we are to have any future.

This is the ground that must be defended at all costs to insure the constitutional principles that made us cohesive and prosperous will continue in the future. When you ask what power an individual county can hope to wield you only need to remember this tidbit from history.

North Carolina, May 20, 1775
Mecklenburg today became the first county in America to declare its independence from Britain. The safety committee of Mecklenburg, formed to carry out the will of the Continental Congress, took this radical step in response to the British attack on colonists in Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, last month. The committee called for the election of military officers, declared all colonial constitutions void and said that any person who accepted an office from the crown was an “enemy to his country.”

History may not repeat but it does rhyme. The county level of government is where people can make the most difference in the final outcome. Enough counties can control the state, and enough states can control the national government. This is the battle ground. This is where we need to circle the wagons and dig in for the fight that is to come and if it ends in failure at least you can say you did your best.

The Third World War

By: Tom Chatham

Many people feel WWIII is looming closer. For those in North America the next world war is well under way but it will not be exactly what they had planned on. The mass of humanity crossing the southern U.S. border is nothing less than a Third World war being waged on the first world countries of America and Canada.

This is all part of the planned North American Union that will be forced on the citizens of those countries. Prosperous citizens have the means to protect their rights but impoverished citizens can only beg for government assistance or flee to some other place.

The elimination of the southern U.S. border has allowed many thousands of illegal aliens from all over South and Central America to come here in hopes of a better life. The influx will continue and increase substantially before it stops. To eliminate any resistance to a North American Union, America and Canada will be destroyed economically and socially to make subjugation easier.

With too many poor to care for, government services will break down and stop. The nation will be destroyed economically and socially to the point of no longer functioning. An outside institution such as the UN with outside backing will come in to stabilize the situation and take control. Once they are here they will never leave. Any rights you now have will be redefined by this group according to their standards.

Citizens of Canada should take notice of what is happening to their south because it will eventually happen there too. Third world dictators will continue to send their poor north to eliminate discourse among their people and make it someone elses problem.

It has been decided that instead of raising the living standards of the poor to the south, the living standards of those to the north will be lowered. It will continue until the masses beg for government to ease their suffering. They will willingly give up all of their rights for the promise of relief. They will get little relief and only more misery as time goes on.

The collusion between the government, the bankers, the drug cartels, government agencies and international interests are combining to deliver a lethal blow to the freedoms and prosperity we now take for granted. These groups want America to be completely destroyed for their own nefarious purposes. They have a plan and it is now unfolding before us.

Just like in the movie Force Ten From Navarone, where the enemy has discovered they intend to blow up the bridge so they reinforce it, but the men change their plan and they decide to blow up the dam above the bridge and let the water undermine the structure of the bridge and destroy it. This is the type of war we are now fighting. The enemy will do things to undermine our structure without directly attacking it in order to do us in.

This is the third world war that will destroy America. When the money changers have absolute control of their new North American Union they will finally have the utopia they have sought for themselves. The utopia the masses were expecting will never come. This will educate the masses to what socialism really is but they will learn this lesson too late to do anything about it.

Another war will tear the Middle East apart probably with nuclear weapons but by then Americans will be too preoccupied with daily survival to care. It is all in the cards and this will likely come to pass. The invading armies that many Americans fear will one day come are here now. Many of the soldiers are smaller and younger than expected but that will change with time. It will only take a few years for these potential soldiers to grow into adults that will be recruited to help subjugate the continent. Some of the first wave are already trained and financed by the drug cartels. Gangs working with the drug cartels and the government are even now being pre-positioned for future operations against Americans. MS-13 and other gang members will be on one side with DHS on the other and helpless Americans caught in the middle of this pincer move.

For those preparing to survive what may come in the future, this is truly a nightmare scenario and that is exactly how it will unfold. The fighting that will likely take place on this continent in the near future will be bloody and those that survive it will be hard pressed to retain their humanity. The illegals are flooding in, the UN is pre-positioning equipment and DHS has armed all of its agencies to the teeth. Once enough illegals have arrived and been dispersed around the country all that is needed to begin the next phase is a trigger event. The diseases that these illegals carry may be just such an event.

The reasoning for all of the current scandals is simple. The best way to take down the enemy is to overwhelm him and prevent any meaningful defense from him. Middle class Americans are the new enemy. This is what is happening in America right now. We are being overwhelmed with one crisis after another to prevent Americans from forming any type of defense against the transformation taking place in this country that will destroy the social structure we depend on to insure prosperity and stability.

Only if enough Americans realize the nature of what is happening and form a basic defensive strategy will they be able to defend themselves against what is to come. It will be impossible to fight every battle in every location and expect to win. Only when we pick a piece of ground and decide to defend it at all costs will we have any chance of success. That is to say we must decide what battle is the most important and put everything into that to have any hope of victory. Its time to pick our ground and circle the wagons and prepare to defend it to the end. Victory belongs to the most committed.

Create Value Added Products For Income

By: Tom Chatham

It is becoming harder every day to keep up with rising prices in a declining economy. This type of situation is often referred to as stagflation. Your income stagnates while prices rise making life ever more difficult. In the situation many Americans now find themselves in, they will need to develop a business of their own to replace the ones that are now disappearing at an alarming rate. The best businesses to be in in the future are those that provide a basic necessity to the population.

For those with a small plot of land that need to support themselves, it becomes necessary to maximize the income from that land. Many people make good money from produce which can be grown intensively in many cases but unless you live in southern latitudes you can only grow most things for part of the year. While produce is a sure money maker in most cases it cannot be stored for very long making it difficult to provide income on a regular basis throughout the year.

Growing things such as grain is one way to insure you can store a product for sale the year through but unprocessed grain does not provide very high profits on a small scale. An acre of corn will only provide you with several hundred dollars gross per acre so a large field is required to make any reasonable profit. But, what if you could make thousands of dollars per acre instead of hundreds? This would make the small plot you have more viable as an income source.

A bushel of corn sells for about $6 depending on the season and available stocks. That same bushel of corn when ground into cornmeal will generate around $36 on a retail level. The ability to grind your own grains for resale provides you with the opportunity to maximize profits on your small acreage. It is easy to find a produce stand in rural areas but how many sell value added products like cornmeal or flour? This can provide you with a product that few others have and if you have sufficient acreage, you can produce enough to sell throughout the year.

With small scale grain raising, you have the ability to grow heritage plants in an organic way. Many people now seek organic feeds for their livestock making organic grains a growing business. You will not make the maximum profit per bushel selling as feed but if you have sufficient land, it can increase your profits immensely. Another product you can provide at the same time are seeds. Having the ability to produce seeds for sale can reap huge profits if your selling base is large enough. A bushel of heritage corn can sell for as much as $1,200 when broken down into small packets for home gardens.

Value added products are not limited to grains. If you have a sizable woodlot, a small portable mill can provide you with lumber to sell. With a flock of chickens you can sell eggs for a few dollars a dozen or you can hatch them out and get a few dollars per chick. Those that can raise and process meat can increase their profits considerably over the sale of live animals. Making cheese or ice cream from excess milk adds a lot of value to dairy products. Making products such as sorghum syrup, rolled oats or honey are products that are not made by everyone that sells produce so you will have the ability to draw people to your business for these specialty items.

In the search for better profits from your small plot, it is necessary to develop a customer base that you can depend on for repeat sales. Repeat customers are the basis of any profitable business regardless of the product. Having a business location where your customers can come to view your products and fulfill their needs is the very best way to build a small business that can provide income during difficult times. Your ability to control your products from harvest to sale will allow you to remain competitive in the marketplace and reap the maximum profit from your products.

Using available resources to their maximum potential is the way Americans built this country up from the wilderness they found. Making a product to sell is the only way to produce real wealth. The act of producing value added goods requires knowledge and equipment. By analyzing your potential and that of your land you will be able to determine what you are capable of and what equipment you will need to build up your business. By making up a list of what you need to do you will be able to plan out a strategy that may take a few years to realize but can provide you with the ability to be productive and stay ahead of a declining business environment where basic necessities will always be in demand.

Playing Russian Roulette With Open Borders

By: Tom Chatham

Much is now being made of the recent immigrant influx that carries many different problems. It will put even more pressure on the social net that many now depend on due to a declining economy. The addition of tens of thousands of new people that need government services will no doubt cause a decrease in services to those already getting it.

About 48 million Americans now need food stamps just to have enough to eat. Additional mouths to feed will no doubt put more strain on the food supply that is now rising in price due to money printing, drought, crop failures and livestock diseases that have decimated herds and led to multi-decade lows in supply.

The rapidly changing demographics are having local effects. In Fairfax County, Va. The kindergarten classes now have a 40% enrollment of children that need English assistance. This has lead to children with lower test scores as they attempt to overcome the handicap of coming from another culture. The teachers report many of these children must be taught things that were previously taken as a given such as understanding pronunciations of similar words and even how to zip up a jacket because they never owned one before.

The most serious effects of this new unchecked immigration is now causing medical professionals to raise alarms due to the medical condition of these children. Many of them are coming to the U.S. from very poor and unsanitary conditions that have been a breeding ground for diseases that have been all but eradicated in the U.S. for many years. Because these diseases are rare here many in the population are at risk of contracting these diseases causing additional strain on our rapidly becoming dysfunctional healthcare system.

Some of the diseases either identified or suspected in these immigrants are scabies, swine flu, herpes, drug resistant TB, chicken pox, MRSA, Chikungunya, Dengue Fever and Ebola. Some of these diseases have a 90% mortality rate. Some of the immigrants coming across the border have been identified as coming from West Africa where an Ebola outbreak is now present in seven countries. Border Patrol agents are now being infected with some of these diseases and now require treatment.

Most alarming is the fact that these immigrants are being processed only in a basic way and are being put on public transportation within 72 hours of arrival and being sent to destinations across America putting anyone that comes in contact with them at risk. This unchecked immigration has the potential of causing outbreaks across the country of several different diseases at once. This would truly be a worst case scenario especially in the case of diseases that have no cures.

A scenario discussed several years ago involved an avian flu outbreak. One individual traveling by air has the ability to pass disease to others who then pass it on affecting thousands in a mater of days.

In a pandemic, transportation systems will eventually be shut down to prevent spreading the disease further but this will likely come too late to do much good. As people become sick and stop going to work the distribution system nationwide will slow and eventually stop as truckers are unable to deliver loads. Public gatherings would be canceled and many people that are not affected will go into self imposed quarantine to stay healthy.

Stores would close due to sickness and lack of products that are no longer being transported. This would cause problems among the population especially with regard to food. Since many people do not store more than a few days worth of food, they would become desperate adding to the problems in society. Even those that need to go to work would soon find it difficult to get there because many gas stations would likely close or run out of fuel. In a worst case scenario society would come to a complete halt.

The problem with any type of pandemic is that unlike a hurricane, it will not come and go quickly. It will likely be with us for one to two years before it dies out. In the meantime, there will likely be cases of the disease in various places at any given time. Even if you are stocked up sufficiently, how long would you be able to avoid contact with others in society? How long would you be able to stay home from work? How would you continue to pay bills? These are questions you need to ask now while you make preparations.

Another stress point is the fact that burial for the surge of dead would be difficult to deal with. The just in time delivery system also applies to caskets and grave markers. During the 1918 pandemic there were waiting lists for funerals because there were not enough caskets.

With globalization, a pandemic anywhere will be everywhere very quickly. This would shut down global trade just like it would shut down national trade. It would likely usher in a global depression.

In discussing the problems that would have to be dealt with one of the things that came up was the fact that nobody knew how we would get the economy restarted once it shut down.

Those that are fortunate enough to avoid the disease will still be susceptible to it and even if a cure is created, it could be years before it has run its course through the population. Because of this it is prudent for individuals to be prepared to shelter in place for days or weeks and that means you must have the necessary supplies already on hand before something like this hits. The warning sirens have sounded, so the next move is up to you.

When The Buck Stops Here

By: Tom Chatham

The U.S. dollar is the world reserve currency, for now. That means everybody that trades in major commodities around the world needs dollars in hand to purchase what they want. In the 1970’s Saudi Arabia agreed to sell oil in dollars only and the petrodollar was born. As a major oil producer this forced everyone else to price their oil in dollars. Everyone needs energy to grow their economy so this created a huge demand for dollars around the world to pay for this oil.

As the economies of the world grew the demand on the dollar grew. The U.S. found itself in a position that allowed it to merely print money to pay for anything it needed around the world. America became wealthy by becoming the greatest manufacturing center in the world but as our manufacturing declined it was replaced with the ability to produce dollars for world consumption. This gave Americans the greatest prosperity the world has ever seen. That is beginning to change with the bilateral agreements now taking place around the world.

Many of the countries around the world have become disenchanted with the dollar over the last decade due to the Feds massive creation of dollars flooding the world. This creation of dollars has devalued the dollars already in circulation and the dollar is no longer seen as a good store of value.

The bilateral agreements being orchestrated now will eventually unseat the dollar as a needed mechanism of world trade and when that happens everyone will dump the dollars they are now holding. Every fiat dollar is a claim on real goods. When these dollars are liquidated from overseas vaults, they will be converted into hard assets. It is estimated that about 80% of all existing dollars are held outside the U.S. When this liquidation takes place all of these dollars will eventually go back to where they came from, meaning the U.S.

All of these dollars were created far in excess of any real goods to back them in the U.S. As these dollars are sent home they will be converted into hard assets from the U.S. This will turn the U.S into a giant garage sale as dollar holders attempt to get whatever assets they can before inflation eats up their purchasing power. The people in the U.S will find themselves bidding against foreigners with about four times as much money and the goods will go to the highest bidder.

When this happens the price of goods will skyrocket putting basic necessities out of reach for most Americans. This is the nightmare hyperinflation that many fear will come in the waning days of the dollar. If this happens America will be stripped of anything of value and many fear the government will simply turn over public lands for these fiat debt instruments created by the private Federal Reserve System.

A day of reckoning is coming for the citizens of the U.S. and it will be pandemonium as everyone tries to grab and hold on to anything they can to preserve their wealth and property. The day the buck finally stops in the U.S. will truly be the end of the line for most Americans.

The Transformation of America Into A Failed State

By: Tom Chatham

When you look at the chaos and destruction going on in the Mid-East today you are looking at the future of America. This is not by mistake or incompetence but by design.

After WWI the British and French created new countries out of the area in the Mid-East and in doing so created future states that would be unstable and ultimately fail to have national cohesion. The unnatural boundaries of these states thrust together people of different beliefs and set the stage for generations of turmoil.

When you look at the things going on in America today it is easy to see the similarities with this plan. To the south, our borders are open and a mass of humanity is flooding in and changing the demographics of the southwest. Further to the north our northern states are being flooded with Muslim refugees and changing the demographics there. At the same time, patriotic Americans are being demonized by the government and along with Christians and veterans are being pushed toward civil war by Government actions.

When you consider the Mid-East and look at the U.S it becomes easy to see the plan unfolding to create chaos here and prevent Americans from uniting against the forces that want to prepare us for subjugation.

Why would anyone want to create a failed state? It became the conclusion of the British elite many years ago that a a failed state was the easiest to control. With the internal population always warring against one another, outside forces could do as they please in the country with little hindrance from a disunited population.

With the U.S. overrun with people from other countries that do not share the same values as Americans and instead practice their own beliefs and continue to speak their own language, it is only a matter of time before America becomes chaotic and infighting begins. This will give cover to others to subjugate and control America that would not be possible by any other means.

Unchecked immigration is the only way to dilute the American demographics enough to cause fighting among diverse groups and make subjugation easier. There has always been animosity among some groups in America but not enough to start a war as most Americans could see that would destroy the good life they were leading. Many Americans know the government is trying to instigate civil war in this country but cannot understand why. Now you see the reasons in a different light and may understand a little better what is happening now.

A united America is the only thing holding back the subjugation of this nation and it is being undermined with many types of subversion that will tear the fabric of this nation and send it on its way to chaos. Everywhere you look, various groups are being pitted against one another, whites against blacks, blacks against Hispanics, liberals against conservatives, Christians against Muslims, homosexuals against heterosexuals, gun owners against gun controllers and cops against citizens just to name a few. It is all orchestrated to bring about one thing, a dysfunctional country that is easy to handle. Its hard to unite and fight the government and bankers when you are busy fighting your neighbors every day.

Many understand the global ponzi scheme of fiat currencies will collapse soon thrusting most people back onto their own resources. During this collapse, global interests cannot risk the potential of citizens to come together under nationalism and work for their own best interests. Citizens must be divided and fighting one another to insure the globalists can sweep in and take total control of populations and resources. A united America with lots of weapons will make this plan impossible. Hence the need for gun control and division.

This is the plan now unfolding in America and the more people that realize it the more control we will retain as things become chaotic. If these groups would understand how they are being used it would be easier to prevent open hostilities that would benefit a select group in the future and ultimately destroy the nation we now know. With the masses under the influence of mainstream media, it is a good bet that many will fall into this globalist trap. The only thing we can do now is prepare for the worst.

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