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Why Prepare & Fortify?

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by JC Refuge, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. JC Refuge

    JC Refuge

    Oct 8, 2007

    Deep down, you know that serious crisis preparedness is the wise approach to life in the 21st century. But if you need some factual context to bolster your resolve, have a look at these four longer term trends reflecting growing distress (beyond the simmering brew of near-term economic doom that is now quickly coming to a rolling boil) ...


    See also: "What's Your Plan A: Bug-out or Dig-in?" ...
  2. Bolster

    Bolster Not Ready Yet!

    Jul 23, 2011
    State of Stupidity
    Not to mention the very real danger the current US president might get re-elected, potentially adding fuel to the fire:

    - higher gas prices (thinks oil is evil, thinks high prices for it are good, blocks new supply lines from Canada due to environmental ideology, so that oil goes to the Chinese instead);
    - higher food prices (more debt makes everything more expensive, and how much longer can we stave off the inevitable inflation? Works with the president's formula: "more misery makes more socialists");
    - more war (due to the power vacuum left when the world's superpower voluntarily disarms, refuses to engage, or is too broke to do so. This is the president who told long-time opponents he'll cave to their demands as soon as he's re-elected).

    The coming election is an intelligence test for the American people; it's the same intelligence test we were given 4 years ago, and collectively failed.

    Question: Do you think the population has learned enough to go from "fail" to "pass" this year?
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2012

  3. bdcochran


    Sep 23, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Warren Buffett’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC is among U.S. and Canadian railroads that stand to benefit from the Obama administration’s decision to reject TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s Keystone XL oil pipeline permit.

    With modest expansion, railroads can handle all new oil produced in western Canada through 2030, according to an analysis of the Keystone proposal by the U.S. State Department.

    “Whatever people bring to us, we’re ready to haul,” Krista York-Wooley, a spokeswoman for Burlington Northern, a unit of Buffett’s Omaha, Nebraska-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A), said in an interview. If Keystone XL “doesn’t happen, we’re here to haul.”
  4. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

  5. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

    Sep 10, 2008
    Nowhereville, USA
    Yeah Ok I got it.
  6. Stevekozak

    Stevekozak Returning video

    Nov 9, 2008
    I am so deeply afraid you are right.:nailbiting:
  7. Akita

    Akita gone

    Jul 22, 2002
    I note that they cut off the gas chart before it starts trending down. Not saying itll continue, just that are presenting data selectively.
  8. Bolster

    Bolster Not Ready Yet!

    Jul 23, 2011
    State of Stupidity
    Maybe the chart was made in May before we had the "big decline in gas prices." Yeah, here in California they peaked at 5/16 at 4.35 and as of 6/4 they're "all the way down" to 4.19.

    16 cents. Woohoo. Now we're back to where we were on 5/7. Break out the champagne.
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2012
  9. G29Reload

    G29Reload Tread Lightly

    Sep 28, 2009
    I musta clicked on an ad or something.

  10. auto-5


    Nov 13, 2011
    I understand why these number are upsetting but I question how this company is presenting the data. For instance on the armed conflict the graduations from 1-10 and 10-100 are exactly the same so there is no way you could tell the trends unless you had the numbers in front of you.

    On the number of natural disasters I would question why they didn't use time peroids that were consecutive. They go from 80-89 then they skip to 2000-09. I cant explain why they would do this other than they were fishing for a 10 year span with a low number count to try to show a trend that may or may not be there.

    Also can anyone make out the sources? I tried blowing it up so I could check them with no luck they just blur. I can make out the USDA one and that is good and credible but I don't know about the rest. Also does anyone know if all the prices were adjusted for inflation? If not that in itself is misleading.
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2012