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04-22-2009 12:46 AM  9 years agoPost 1
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April 14, 2009
By Robert Morley
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Why some are saying it's time to get your guns, get out of the city and head for your survival bunker.

Americans are the most heavily armed people in the world. They are also probably the most heavily doped, drugged and indebted. With the economy breaking down, an explosive cocktail could be brewing. The protests at the G-20 and nato summits could be a harbinger of what is headed for Main Street America.

Parts of Strasbourg resembled miniature war zones during the nato summit (April 3 and 4). It was like a French Gaza. Masked protesters hurled rocks, smashed windows and even lit a hotel on fire. Stratfor reported that rioters armed with loaded weapons indicated the violence could have easily exploded into something much worse. Around 25,000 riot police mobilized and arrested hundreds of people. “It's incredible to think that people choose to take part in a peace protest armed with axes and metal bars and take out their anger on civil servants who are merely doing their job,” French President Nicolas Sarkozy said during a television interview Sunday (emphasis mine).

Yet, rioting in Europe is becoming commonplace. On April 4 in Rome, 200,000 workers took to the streets in the city to vent frustrations over the financial crisis. Over the last month or so in France, hundreds of angry workers have taken managers hostage at three different companies (Caterpillar, 3M and Sony) to protest mass layoffs and wring concessions out of employers.

The British are preparing for more riots too. At the beginning of April, two chief constables quoted in Mail Online gave grim warnings: It's time to “batten down the hatches. The bad old days of riots could soon be back.” Police are warning that a “summer of rage” may soon engulf the country as victims of the economic downturn take to the streets, the Guardian reported.

But could anything like this hit America?

According to Trends Research Institute ceo Gerald Celente, yes, and soon-and riots are not the only issue Americans will have on their hands.

In November 2007, Celente told UPI that the following year would become known as “The Panic of 2008.” Proven correct, he now paints a disturbing picture for 2009 and beyond. Celente says to expect food riots, squatter rebellions, tax revolts and job marches by 2012. “America's going to go through a transition the likes of which no one is prepared for,” he said.

But Celente is not alone in his sober forecast. In a recent Kitco.com post, Trader Tracks Newsletter analyst Roger Wiegand, painted a dark picture:

Social problems from massive unemployment will cause higher crime rates. One analyst estimates the U.S. murder rate will increase to 50,000 per year, matching national traffic accident numbers. Single mothers, children, elderly and others will go hungry. National government disaster planners cannot cope (think Katrina times 100) as they grossly underestimate how bad this can get and how swiftly it arrives. There is plenty of food but the handling and distribution problems will interrupt/delay deliveries. People eat daily, not once a month.

In response to public demonstrations, food riots and escalation of crime, federal troops will be called out and martial law implemented in the worst-case cities. The right-wing militias will be joined by other put-upon groups in fighting with these troops. With so many weapons throughout America, this is going to be ongoing and deadly.

If the above scenario didn't leave you dizzy, Wiegand goes on to say that large sectors of corporate America will grind to a standstill. Soaring unemployment will cause black markets to spring up everywhere. The U.S. dollar will become obsolete as bartering and personal trading becomes the new American economy. The new black market will put further pressure on what is left of America's remaining retail business. U.S. auto industries will go bankrupt, and GM and Chrysler will no longer be independent companies. Those who can afford it will abandon the big cities and live in gated enclaves protected by private armies. In short, America will, in many ways, become a Third World country.

In case you think Celente and Wiegand are overly extreme, the evidence is all over the local news, you just have to look.

According to CNN, a record one in 10 Americans already gets government aid to buy food. That's over 32 million Americans!

According to Bloomberg, the real unemployment rate now stands at 15.6%, not the oft-quoted 8.5%.

According to the Washington Post, the latest job report foreshadows deeper job losses ahead.

According to USA Today, record numbers of consumers are behind on their non-mortgage loans.

According to the Christian Science Monitor, student debt levels and defaults are surging. Students owe a whopping $500 billion.

According to Reuters, one in eight U.S. homeowners is behind on loan payments or in foreclosure.

According to Associated Press, tent cities are springing up as people are forced out of their homes and onto the streets.

One of the most vivid examples showing that America may be on the verge of breakdown comes in the form of grassroots tax day tea parties, or rallies, scheduled in the coming weeks. There are thousands of them.

“The tea parties will bring the outrage to a full boil,” one Republican political commentator said. “The battle to protect our nation from socialism's effect on our culture and our American exceptionalism has just begun.”

Is America on the verge of another 1773?

There is evidence that the U.S. government thinks the possibility of widespread internal turmoil is a real possibility and is developing a military contingency plan. On Sept. 30, 2008, the Army Times reported that Army troops returning from Iraq were now being trained in America “as an on-call federal response force for natural or man-made emergencies and disasters,” and may be “called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control.” As of the end of 2008, 20,000 troops had been earmarked for deployment within the U.S, the Washington Post reported.

Are Vietnamesque protests, or the widespread and violent worker marches of the Great Depression, about to return? Could another Boston Tea Party-or something worse-be brewing?

Celente warns, “The 'Panic of '08' will be followed by 'The Collapse of '09.'” Political, environmental, geopolitical, social and economic factors all point to “the decline and fall of Empire America,” he says.

Will today's economic breakdown be the match that ignites the social Molotov cocktail?

America is facing a future of friction and flame. As the U.S. economy further breaks down, unemployment and, consequently, social pressures will inevitably increase. Is chaos in American cities about to become a common sight?

http://www.thetrumpet.com/print.php?q=6097.4500.0.0

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04-22-2009 04:01 AM  9 years agoPost 2
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20,000 troups, that might take care of Detroit or Milwaulee!

Soilent green is...PEOPLE!

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04-22-2009 04:38 AM  9 years agoPost 3
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you have to remember that most sheeple will follow the company line when the lockdown comes.

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04-22-2009 05:03 AM  9 years agoPost 4
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I find it interesting that the Tea Parties are brought up. NO VIOLENCE. NO LOOTING. NO FIRES. NO CARS TURNED OVER.
We were peacefully demonstrating our frustration at the government. Hundreds of thousands of people who are angry at the government. Is this a crime? Is this a threat? We were the most responsible and respectful group of protestors in recent history. The truth is what it is, and some people can't handle the truth. Certainly not CNN or MSNBC. Oh, by the way, we are also the ones who are actually paying our taxes. Not to be confused with most of the members of Obama's Cabinet or Hollywood actors. We have the TRUTH on our side. Nothing else matters.

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04-22-2009 06:36 AM  9 years agoPost 5
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30 million in the LA metro area.

And 20,000 troops will do just what? Hell, we got 50,000 gang members for cryin' out loud.

I don't see the battle between the feds and the tea party types. I see it between the tea party types and the underclass and criminal elements who are ill prepared for strain and have nothing to loose. They could lash out as they did for Rodney King. That would be non habit forming since they are outnumbered and outgunned by upstanding citizens who are armed. And they are plenty p1ssed too.

I think the point deliberately missed is that the tea party types are cognizant of the constitution's meaning and have an interest in keeping the best system going. The malcontents and criminals will act out in the worst way. But it is the "right wing" that worries our anointed government.

BTW, Mayan calendar ends in 2012

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04-22-2009 06:44 AM  9 years agoPost 6
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don't worry. most americans will stay glued to their couches in the air conditioning eating domino's pizza trying to get their pants to un-button while watching dale ernhart jr. go left real fast.

what did the 'tea party' turn out? 250,000 out of 300 million?

not many seem to be too concerned if it requires them to get up from a couch or bed and put down the cheeto's.

of course if you do 'get out there' someone will be there looking to take your picture and label you an extremist.

what a country.

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04-22-2009 12:43 PM  9 years agoPost 7
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I agree with the protesters but I had to get up off of the couch and put down the cheetos to GO TO WORK! Tax day isn't a holiday in our household so I had to settle for seeing it on the news.
I support it whole heartedly though.

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04-22-2009 01:27 PM  9 years agoPost 8
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what did the 'tea party' turn out? 250,000 out of 300 million?
I hear what your saying. But I remind you that not everyone who wanted to attend could or did. I counted 5 times as many people tooting horns as attend my local Teaparty. I feel rather confident the same can be said across the nation.

Its purely speculative, but here where I think the numbers are...

1.25 million.

Thats just the start of the Teaparties. I beleive the attendence will grown exponentially with each National date based events.

The real question at this point is what number of people gets the attention of politicians.

I know exactly how to really get their attention. Without resorting to violence. Once the numbers of Tea-man get to a point just convience them all to stop working and paying taxes. Let their homes go into Default.

Once they figure out where their bread is buttered they will listen.

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04-22-2009 01:39 PM  9 years agoPost 9
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Got to give credit to Obama. At least now there are protests you can bring your kids to.

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04-23-2009 05:29 PM  9 years agoPost 10
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Well, I guess they have a good place to lock up all the rioters that will inevitably be arrested or detained...

FEMA Camps

Have fun with your violence.

Oh, and the prediction that the Tea Parties would bring everything to a boil were obviously WAAAYYY off. That right there casts a heck of a lot of doubt on the rest of the articles prophecies...

Stupidity can be cured. Ignorance is for life!

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04-23-2009 05:52 PM  9 years agoPost 11
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BTW, Mayan calendar ends in 2012
kinda makes you wonder...

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04-23-2009 06:15 PM  9 years agoPost 12
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BTW, Mayan calendar ends in 2012
kinda makes you wonder...
Wonder hell- Kinda scares the crap outta me..........
don't worry. most americans will stay glued to their couches in the air conditioning eating domino's pizza trying to get their pants to un-button while watching dale ernhart jr. go left real fast.
Probably one of the better analogies to a complacent populace. As long as the average Joe can do the above, they wont give a damn what happens.

Pathetic.

Liberals are like a "Slinky", useless but entertaining when pushed down stairs....

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04-23-2009 06:42 PM  9 years agoPost 13
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So what's wrong with a civil uprising? America is rapidly becoming a police state with "zero tolerance" overriding common sense, economic crisis destroying millions of lives, countless empty bank owned homes while more families become homeless everyday, our largest industries and employers teetering on the brink of collapse, millions of jobs lost, millions more on the line, a debt that our great grandchildren will be paying for, currency without security in gold, two military conflicts without a foreseeable resolution, an educational system that fails to bring us to the level of other nations, and rampant corruption spurred on by lobbyists and special interests buying the very politicians who are supposed to be safeguarding us from such things. And I'm sure I missed a few things.

The preamble to the Declaration of Independence not only gives us the right, but the duty to remove and replace such a government. How long before we reach the point of "absolute despotism"? Perhaps with our choices of representatives being controlled and limited by two parties, both prioritizing their own ends above those of the people, we are already there. Our government has continued to grow larger and our voices have been muffled in its shadow. It is to be expected that we will need to take action for our voices be heard again.

I see nothing wrong with a good old fashion civil uprising to unseat a failed and corrupt system in the interest of bringing such things as liberty, justice, accountability, respect, and Honor back to our Nation.

This Country was born of a civil uprising and may very well be reborn by the same means.

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04-23-2009 06:59 PM  9 years agoPost 14
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I see nothing wrong with a good old fashion civil uprising
me neither but i don't think it will happen. beyond the complacency of americans we would have a declaration of martial law and all disidents would be locked down and 'detained'.

it seems that is what 'they' are waiting for.

perhaps the mayans knew somthing after all.

2012, the year of transformation so they say.

this is more transformation than i've seen in 42 years. interesting times.

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04-23-2009 08:32 PM  9 years agoPost 15
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It looks to me that the Mayans got "transformed" a long time ago!
Casts some doubt on their calender don't it?

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04-23-2009 08:49 PM  9 years agoPost 16
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this is more transformation than i've seen in 42 years. interesting times.
Its more transformation I have seen in 62 years. Very interesting times.

Liberty once lost, is lost forever.

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04-23-2009 10:30 PM  9 years agoPost 17
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2012 is also when the sunspot activity is supposed to heat up. It has been very quiet for a while, per the standard solar cycles.

Maybe we will see another Carrington event. Read about that here:

http://www.newscientist.com/article...true#bx270013B1

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04-23-2009 10:54 PM  9 years agoPost 18
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me neither but i don't think it will happen. beyond the complacency of americans we would have a declaration of martial law and all disidents would be locked down and 'detained'.
Actually, what is stopping it from happening is the lack of an organized plan of action. Without a plan, what do you do? Just start rioting? Thats what really has them scared of these teaparties. People are learning that they can plan and are. Truth be told, no one ever really needs to resort to bloodshed. Needs to and has to are not the same btw.

Once people begin to realize that the number of people who disapprove with "thier way" is far larger than anyone knows today, there will be very little "they" can do to stop it/us. The way I see it, the numbers are something like 89% of the Citizens want them to stop now and repeal their oppressive laws. Do what we have told you, now. Stop throwing US citizens under the bus and do what "We" tell you.

I am very much in favor of exiling these Socialist once power is restored to the people. They do not deserve liberty or freedom.

exile ; 1. Forced separation from one's native country; expulsion from one's home by the civil authority; banishment; sometimes, voluntary separation from one's native country.

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04-23-2009 11:12 PM  9 years agoPost 19
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Casts some doubt on their calender don't it?
this is more transformation than i've seen in 42 years. interesting times
Its more transformation I have seen in 62 years. Very interesting times.
the mayans may have been dead on. they certainly knew about the galactic alignment and they may have known a bit more.

we are right on course for a transformation like we've never seen.

may be no doubts at all.

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04-24-2009 03:42 AM  9 years agoPost 20
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Do we need to sacrifice some virgins to the gods? Nope too hard to find. Maybe we should send some of our captives from gitmo up to the top of the temple. No they have more rights than we do.
I got it! pirates! We sacrifice the pirates! If we appease the underworld maybe Obama and the libs in congress will dissapear into a crack in the earth.

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