Here are some of the stories you may have missed this week that might affect
25 February, 2013
Scale Implosion by James Howard Kunstler - One of the best writers out there with biting sarcasm and humor, Kunstler zeros in on the rash of big box store closings and woes---including WalMart---who are starting to go away in drives, more evidence that are are definitely not in a recovery. But rather than crying over the loss of all of the freeway exits looking just like all the other freeway exits, Kunstler points out the opportunities that await the new entrepreneurs and the potential return of the social values found locally.
US Dollar Collapse? Here Are 9 Ways It Could Happen - Here are nine events that could trigger a black swan event that would result in a US dollar collapse. The reasons below are not in order of importance, and all them can prove to be negative for the US dollar.
Welcome to the Network of Global Corporate Control - this small network of dominant global companies and banks, many of which are larger than most countries on earth, with no democratic accountability, are also acting independently as a type of “global supra-government” forcing even our dysfunctional and façade-like “democratic” governments to collapse if they do not do as “financial markets” say – such as the recent cases of democratically-elected governments in Greece and Italy whose officials were forced out and replaced with unelected bankers.
Collapsing into Consciousness: Birthing a New Human for a New Earth - The second chapter of Gary Stamper's new book has been posted in the Enrolled members forum. This is a premium feature available only to moderators and Enrolled Members...the 1% who financially support the website and forums (I know...shameless plug...). The first chapter was is a freebie for registering for the forums.
Dancing on History's Edge: Why this is an amazing time to be alive - by Dianne Moore. We know an evolution is needed. We know that evolution is being birthed within the crumbling of the old ways of being and doing that for so long have not served us or our earth. We see shapes of what is rising, the many new ways of thinking, feeling, being and doing now being created and embraced by increasing numbers of people. Yet much of what will evolve is still blocked from our view. It is a time of complexities, challenges and deep hope (free registration required).
U.S. Economy Grinds to a Halt As nation Realizes Money Just A Symbolic, Mutually Shared Illusion - "Though raising interest rates is unlikely at the moment, the Fed will of course act appropriately if we…if we…" said Bernanke, who then paused for a moment, looked down at his prepared statement, and shook his head in utter disbelief. "You know what? It doesn't matter. None of this—this so-called 'money'—really matters at all."
How to prep on a Budget - Not many of us have unlimited budgets, so once we commit to "getting prepared," how do we do it the most economical way possible, and within our means? I do have a caveat, though....don't skimp, especially on food. If eating healthy is important to you, stay away from the bargain GMO/chemicals/pesticide laden foods you find in most stores and "prepper" sites. Healthy nutrition will be extremely important during hard times to help you stay healthy. (free registration required)
Alternative Energy Sources: Why they Won't Help - some of these solutions, like wind and solar, are available to individuals, but they do nothing to alleviate the societal needs and the following social and economic collapse that is sure to happen. This is nothing new. Societies have always collapsed. People will survive, but it will be a very different world. This is entirely predictable, given that catastrophic events preclude huge shifts in consciousness, perhaps the price of admission to the global shift many have been waiting for....but it looks like it's gonna be painful for a lot of people. (free registration required)
NC GOP Declares War on Women's Bare breasts - Republicans in North Carolina want to outlaw showing your breasts in public--and it appears that a bill to do just that is headed for approval in the North Carolina legislature. Hey, c'mon...it's Asheville, fer cryin' out loud!
World's Biggest Gold Storage Company Dumps US Customers - Zero Hedge: "Gold remains the most effective ‘anti-currency’ out there, a bet against a corrupt financial system and debt-laden sovereign governments. But remember– governments have an unblemished track record of plundering their citizens’ wealth. So if you store your gold in the US, you might as well ask Barack Obama to keep it under his mattress." This is huge!
Are You About to Lose Your Savings to a Currency War? - It’s war by other means and it pits fiat currency against fiat currency in a multi-trillion dollar knock-down drag out between the world’s central bankers.At stake is nothing less than the value of your life savings. Its goal is to cheapen worldwide currencies-which could make every dollar you own worth even less.
Sequestration: More B.S. from Washington - by Gary Stamper. Another farce is playing out in our nations' capitol: The Sequestration.I say farce because of the farcical way it's playing out after the White house and Congress created this mostly phony fiscal crisis, agreeing more than a year ago to the once-unthinkable government wide spending cuts that are very probably likely to happen by Friday.
Via Carolyn Baker at the Speaking Truth to Power website: Obama’s Long History Of Working For Fat Cats - How He Launched His Career In An Urban Renewal Scheme That Helped Investors Get Rich
And last, this....What's So Funny about TEOTWAWKI?