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A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

Friday, November 30, 2012

34 Signs That America Is In Decline

Michael Snyder
Economic Collapse
November 30, 2012
The United States is clearly in an advanced state of decline. Many people around the world (and even inside America) rejoice at this, but not me. I mourn for the country that I was born in and that I still love.

Yes, the United States has never been perfect, but the Republic that our Founding Fathers started truly has been a light to the rest of the world in a lot of ways over the centuries. Unfortunately, our foundations are badly rotting and our nation is collapsing all around us. Many Americans like to think that the United States is greater today than it has ever been before, but the truth is that America is like a patient that has stage 4 cancer that has spread to almost every area of the body. Our nation is being destroyed in thousands of different ways, and more distressing news emerges with each passing day. This article will mainly focus on the economic decline of America, but much could also be said about our social, political, moral and spiritual decline as well. We are simply not the same country that we used to be. Americans are proud, selfish, greedy, arrogant, ungrateful, treacherous and completely addicted to entertainment and pleasure. Our country is literally falling apart all around us, but most Americans are so plugged into entertainment that they can’t even be bothered to notice what is happening. Most Americans seem to assume that we will always have endless prosperity just because of who we are, but unfortunately that simply is not true. We inherited the greatest economic machine the world has ever seen and we have wrecked it, and now a very painful day of reckoning is approaching. But most people will not understand until it is too late.
The following are 34 signs that America is in decline…
#1 According to the World Bank, U.S. GDP accounted for 31.8 percent of all global economic activity in 2001. That number dropped to 21.6 percent in 2011. That is not just a decline – that is a freefall. Just check out the chart inthis article.
#2 According to The Economist, the United States was the best place in the world to be born into back in 1988. Today, the United States is only tied for 16th place.
#3 The United States has fallen in the global economic competitiveness rankings compiled by the World Economic Forum for four years in a row.
#4 According to the Wall Street Journal, of the 40 biggest publicly traded corporate spenders, half of them plan to reduce capital expenditures in coming months.
#5 More than three times as many new homes were sold in the United States in 2005 as will be sold in 2012.
#6 America once had the greatest manufacturing cities on the face of the earth. Now many of our formerly great manufacturing cities have degenerated into festering hellholes. For example, the city of Detroit is on the verge of financial collapse, and one state lawmaker is now saying that “dissolving Detroit” should be looked at as an option.
#7 In 2007, the unemployment rate for the 20 to 29 age bracket was about 6.5 percent. Today, the unemployment rate for that same age group is about 13 percent.
#8 Back in 1950, more than 80 percent of all men in the United States had jobs. Today, less than 65 percent of all men in the United States have jobs.
#9 If you can believe it, approximately one out of every four American workers makes 10 dollars an hour or less.
#10 Sadly, 60 percent of the jobs lost during the last recession were mid-wage jobs, but 58 percent of the jobs created since then have been low wage jobs.
#11 Median household income in America has fallen for four consecutive years. Overall, it has declined by over $4000 during that time span.
#12 The U.S. trade deficit with China during 2011 was 28 times larger than it was back in 1990.
#13 Incredibly, more than 56,000 manufacturing facilities in the United States have been shut down since 2001. During 2010, manufacturing facilities were shutting down at the rate of 23 per day. How can anyone say that “things are getting better” when our economic infrastructure is being absolutely gutted?
#14 Back in early 2005, the average price of a gallon of gasoline was less than 2 dollars a gallon. During 2012, the average price of a gallon of gasoline has been $3.63.
#15 In 1999, 64.1 percent of all Americans were covered by employment-based health insurance. Today, only 55.1 percent are covered by employment-based health insurance.
#16 As I have written about previously, 61 percent of all Americans were “middle income” back in 1971 according to the Pew Research Center. Today, only 51 percent of all Americans are “middle income”.
#17 There are now 20.2 million Americans that spend more than half of their incomes on housing. That represents a 46 percent increase from 2001.
#18 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the poverty rate for children living in the United States is about 22 percent.
#19 Back in 1983, the bottom 95 percent of all income earners in the United States had 62 cents of debt for every dollar that they earned. By 2007, that figure had soared to $1.48.
#20 Total home mortgage debt in the United States is now about 5 times larger than it was just 20 years ago.
#21 Total credit card debt in the United States is now more than 8 times larger than it was just 30 years ago.
#22 The value of the U.S. dollar has declined by more than 96 percent since the Federal Reserve was first created.
#23 According to one survey, 29 percent of all Americans in the 25 to 34 year old age bracket are still living with their parents.
#24 Back in 1950, 78 percent of all households in the United States contained a married couple. Today, that number has declined to 48 percent.
#25 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 49 percent of all Americans live in a home that receives direct monetary benefits from the federal government. Back in 1983, less than a third of all Americans lived in a home that received direct monetary benefits from the federal government.
#26 In 1980, government transfer payments accounted for just 11.7 percent of all income. Today, government transfer payments account for more than 18 percent of all income.
#27 In November 2008, 30.8 million Americans were on food stamps. Today, 47.1 million Americans are on food stamps.
#28 Right now, one out of every four American children is on food stamps.
#29 As I wrote about the other day, according to one calculation the number of Americans on food stamps now exceeds the combined populations of “Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.”
#30 Back in 1965, only one out of every 50 Americans was on Medicaid. Today, one out of every 6 Americans is on Medicaid, and things are about to get a whole lot worse. It is being projected that Obamacare will add 16 million more Americans to the Medicaid rolls.
#31 In 2001, the U.S. national debt was less than 6 trillion dollars. Today, it is over 16 trillion dollars and it is increasing by more than 100 million dollars every single hour.
#32 The U.S. national debt is now more than 23 times larger than it was when Jimmy Carter became president.
#33 According to a PBS report from earlier this year, U.S. households that make $13,000 or less per year spend 9 percent of their incomes on lottery tickets. Could that possibly be accurate? Are people really that foolish?
#34 As the U.S. economy has declined, the American people have been downing more antidepressants and other prescription drugs than ever before. In fact, the American people spent 60 billion dollars more on prescription drugs in 2010 than they did in 2005.
So what are our “leaders” doing about all of this?
Not much.
They just continue to insist that everything is “just fine”.
Sadly, the truth is that they live in a world that is very different from most of the rest of us.
Barack Obama is getting ready to take a 20 day vacation to Hawaii.
When was the last time you got to take a 20 day vacation?
And most of our “leaders” have no idea what it is like to struggle from month to month on a paycheck.
Overall, more than half of the members of Congress are millionaires. We are led by wealthy men who are serving the interests of other wealthy men.
But the problem with our system is not limited to the president and the members of Congress. The truth is that the political system in America has become a colossal beast that just continues to grow no matter who is in power. The political establishment of both parties is totally dependent on this beast, and they will continue to feed it and serve it because it has been very good to them. The following is from an outstanding article by Steve McCann
The Republican and Democratic political establishments are made up of the following:
1) many current and nearly all retired national office holders whose livelihood and narcissistic demands depends upon fealty to Party and access to government largesse;
2) the majority of the media elite, including pundits, editors, writers and television news personalities based in Washington and New York whose proximity to power and access is vital to their continued standard of living;
3) academia, numerous think-tanks, so-called non-government organizations, and lobbyists who fasten onto those in the administration and Congress for employment, grants, favorable legislation and ego-gratification;
4) the reliable deep pocket political contributors and political consultants whose future is irrevocably tied to the political machinery of the Party; and
5) the crony capitalists, i.e. leaders of the corporate and financial community as well as unions whose entities are dependent on or subject to government oversight and/or benevolence .
Do you think that there is any chance that this insidious system will be uprooted any time soon?
Of course not.
We will continue on the same path that we are on right now and America will continue to decline.
Many will rejoice as America falls, but I will not.
I will mourn for a mighty Republic that has fallen and for a dream that has been lost.

2013 NDAA Expands Power of Military to Detain Citizens

November 30, 2012
In response to widespread outrage over the National Defense Authorization Act passed last year, Congress is said to be working on a more Constitution friendly version of the legislation. The latest version was overwhelmingly approved by the House Armed Services Committee on May 8 and introduced the following week.
“This year, through the incorporation of the Right to Habeas Corpus Act, the bill makes clear beyond a shadow of a doubt that every American will have his day in court,” a press release issued by the Armed Services Committee states.
Is the NDAA 2013 an improvement over the previous version? At first glance, it would seem so. Consider the following clause included in the bill:
Nothing in the AUMF [Authorization for the Use of Military Force] or the 2012 NDAA shall be construed to deny the availability of the writ of habeas corpus or to deny any Constitutional rights in a court ordained or established by or under Article III of the Constitution for any person who is lawfully in the United States when detained pursuant to the AUMF and who is otherwise entitled to the availability of such writ or such rights.
However, according to Bruce Afran, a lawyer for a group of journalists and activists suing the government over the NDAA 2012, this is merely smoke and mirrors.
Because there are no established rules allowing a citizen to exercise the right to a civilian trial, as guaranteed by the Constitution (specifically, the Sixth Amendment), detained citizens have no way to gain access to lawyers, family or a civilian court after they are detained by the military.
“The biggest thing about the [2012] NDAA was that you weren’t getting a trial … Nothing in here says that you’ll make it to an Article III court so it literally does nothing,” Dan Johnson, founder of People Against the NDAA, told Business Insider on Thursday. “It’s a bunch of words, basically.”
“The new statute actually states that persons lawfully in the U.S. can be detained under the Authorization for the Use of Military Force [AUMF]. The original (the statute we are fighting in court) never went that far,” Afran explained. “Therefore, under the guise of supposedly adding protection to Americans, the new statute actually expands the AUMF to civilians in the U.S.”
Although Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is being portrayed as a savior by offering up language that would “affirm the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution and limit the indefinite detention of Americans,” more than a few observers of his co-sponsored amendment to the NDAA say the effort does not go far enough.
On Thursday evening, the “Senate voted on Amendment No. 3018 to the National Defense Authorization Act sponsored by Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), and co-sponsored by Sen. Rand Paul, which protects the rights prescribed to Americans in the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution with regard to indefinite detention and the right to a trial by jury,” Paul’s Senate web page explainds.
“Senator Paul’s amendment – for all the good that it does – doesn’t go far enough. Read the text of the proposal again. There is not one word of repeal or abolition or revocation of the indefinite detention of Americans from the NDAA,” writes Joe Wolverton for the New American.
A previous attempt to placate critics of the NDAA resulted in the Gohmert Amendment (House Amendment 1126) stating that the NDAA will not “deny the writ of habeas corpus or deny any Constitutional rights for persons detained in the United States under the AUMF who are entitled to such rights.”
“This amendment, like the one offered by Senator Paul last week, displays an indefensible use of vague language that would make it vulnerable to challenge in any court in any state in the Union, but somehow adds to its appeal among the Republicans in Congress,” Wolverton comments.
A handful of efforts to make the NDAA constitutionally friendly are little more than a public relations gimmick to silence critics. The NDAA is essential if the government is going to silence critics and disappear activists and other enemies of the establishment.
The bottom line, Bruce Afran said, is that the latest iteration of the NDAA “is still unconstitutional because it allows citizens or persons in the U.S. to be held in military custody, a position that the Supreme Court has repeatedly held is unconstitutional.”
The indefinate detention section of the NDAA must be repealed entirely. Anything short of that is treason.

City Attorney Tells San Bernardino Residents To ‘Lock Their Doors,’ ‘Load Their Guns’ Because Of Police Downsizing" title="">

SAN BERNARDINO ( — The city attorney of San Bernardino is under scrutiny for telling residents to “lock their doors and load their guns” during a city council meeting.
The official explained that because the city is bankrupt and slashing public safety budgets people will need to start protecting themselves.
City Attorney Jim Penman said he doesn’t regret what he said.
“You should say what you mean and mean what you say,” Penman said.
The city attorney said approximately 150 residents came to a council meeting to voice their concerns about recent crimes in the area, including the murder of an elderly woman last week.
“You could tell the swell of frustration was coming over a lot of folks. They did not feel like they could get an officer out as quickly to some of the quality-of-life issues that they were dealing with as they would have preferred,” said City Councilwoman Wendy McCommack, who organized the meeting and was present that night.
“Well, if I remember right, I told them to ‘lock their doors and load their guns,’” Penman said.
Penman said the city is dealing with bankruptcy, which has forced officials to cut its police force by about 80 officers. Consequently, there’s been growing criticism about the police department’s response time.
“Let’s be honest, we don’t have enough police officers. We have too many criminals living in this city. We have had 45 murders this year…that’s far too high for a city of this size,” Penman said.
The city attorney said it’s important for people to be smart about protecting themselves and their family.
“I’m not advocating that people go out, who don’t have any training, and buy firearms. I certainly strongly caution anyone who has children at home not to have a loaded gun in the house,” Penman said.
“We need to take our streets back, we need to take our neighborhoods back and we need to protect our homes, and that’s what I think Jim was trying to say,” McCommack said.
The city of San Bernardino has seen a 50 percent increase in murders this year compared to 2011.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Winners Are...............

Sorry everyone I'm late on posting the winners so here they are!

For 1st prize the winner is myadventuresinselfreliance

and 2nd prize is Spud

So you guys drop me a e-mail
and give me the address you would like the item sent to and I will ship Friday of this week.
Thanks for everyone who posted.......

Right before Christmas I will have a new giveaway so keep an eye out for it!!!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Prepping And Time, How Much Time Do We Have?

This country is going down the drain and I know the dollar is on it's last leg and the only reason it has not died so far is because they keep propping it up and with all the QE events and the fake stock market. It's all about to come to a head and it's going to get crazy real fast. Just look at NJ and NY after Sandy, that storm just hit a small part of the country and damn near shut down the whole area, just think if it was all over the country? No food, water, power, gas or supplies at all. All the stores empty, all the gas stations empty and all of the peoples hope empty, just think how bad it will get! Just think about the streets a few days after the collapse, the fights, killings and the people running crazy. Why prep? Why would you not prep? How long do we have to prep? How much time is left?
I have a new thing I am doing, I set to the side $35 extra dollars every week or $5 a day, and you can do the same even if you only set aside $1 day it will work out. The extra $140 a month is just for preps and this is on top of the prep money I set aside already but this is a 2nd prep savings just for a gun. I will keep this up till I have the money to buy my next gun and after I get the gun I will use the extra money for one month to buy ammo for the new gun then I will start working on the next gun or next big item prep need. A friend I know is doing the same thing but he is doing $100 a week for a total of $400 a month and I can't do that so I have to go with what I can do now and you should do the same thing. Work on that next gun or knife or what ever is that next big list item on your list.

No one knows what tomorrow will bring, this is why we prep today!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

What's Your Line In The Sand?

What will be the one thing that pushes you over the line in the sand?
The collapse of the dollor?
The next four years of Mr. Obama being in office?
The price of everything going up so high you can't live normal anymore?
The gun grab?

For me it will be the gun grab. I will not sit around and wait for them to take my guns and ammo. Every gun I own is legal and was bought under the law of the land, and I follow the laws made by the fools in office, but I will not let them take something from me that The Constitution of The United States gives me the right to have and own.
2nd Amendment
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

The fools in office just can't get the "SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED" part if it! I make my stand and will stand by my words and the words of our founding fathers and I will not let my right be walked on!!!!

Make your stand and be free!!!! I'm Free and may Die Free, but I will not Die unarmed!!!! Nor will I die on my knees!!!!

I say this Government can kiss my country white ASS!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Four More Years Of Hell

Well the sheep and the walking dead have spoke and they have said that they want the country to collapse!!! Four more years of debt and four more years of back room deals. This country will not make it more then a year or a year and a half till the dollar is dead. Life as we know it is just about over and before it's over it will be bad! If you read this blog and trust anything I say Please do this, PREP LIKE YOUR LIVE IS ON THE LINE BECAUSE IT IS!!!!!!! From Nov.7th 2012 you have a mission and that is to store food, water, medical supplies and anything you may need to survive! And get all the ammo you can get and get it as fast as you can! The cost of guns, ammo and survival foods are all going to go up very fast so get what you can as fast as you can. And if you don't have a foodsaver you need to get one ASAP and get bags for it and start putting away food. Beans, rice, salt, sugar, and as many dry foods as you can get. Time is short and I see things getting bad fast, could I be wrong? Yes, but I don't think I am wrong and I know the record of the last four years so I think I know the outlook of the next four years, BAD!!!!! Will the sun rise tomorrow? Yes, and will the country go on after Obama's win tonight? Yes, but for how long and in what shape? All I can say my friends is prep and prep like crazy!!!!! I think it would have been bad if Mitt would have won tonight but with his win we would have got a little extra time to prep, but now our time is almost gone! Make a plan and stick to it like glue!!!!!

Nov. 6th The Day We Vote

Many are out voting now, and many have voted and I'm sure many will vote later. I have voted, me and the wife did it around 9am and then went to breakfast. At breakfast we talked about, "What If?"
What if Obama stays in office?
What if Mitt takes it?
What if in some ways it will stay the same?
What if it gets worse?

We both think it will get worse with Obama or Mitt, and think now is the time to get the extra items we will need to survive the coming collapse! We went to Wal-Mart after breakfast and started the buying for our last items list. And every other week when I get paid we will mark off the next few items on the list. One of the items that is on the list every time we go to Wal-Mart is Ammo and gun cleaning supplies. Lamp oil and LP gas 1lb tanks are on the list too.
So here is what I see down the road:
1. Mitt gets in office and takes a bad ass view of things and gets us into a new war, Iran or someone and we are already thin with all the junk we are in now, and it opens us up to an attack from Russia or China.
2. Obama wins and the dollar is washed down the drain, this could happen with Mitt too.
3. With both of them I see trouble down the road, trust me no good will come from the election, but If I wrong I will say I'm sorry and eat my words, but I will not have to do that!
4. The Constitution is in big trouble with Obama or Mitt, maybe a little better off with Mitt!

At the conclusion of the Constitution Convention, Benjamin Franklin was asked, "What have you wrought?"
He answered, "a Republic, if you can keep it."

Monday, November 5, 2012



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