Monthly Archives: October 2009

Swine flu can leave a young victim fighting for life

The number of healthy people that are getting hit hard by this novel Swine Flu are slowly increasing. It could be simply because we’re hearing more about it in the press, but more likely, the virus is slowly starting to mutate in a more deadlier form. While this Swine Flu virus is no more deadlier than seasonal flu, if you look at what type of people are succumbing to it, you can see that there’s a distinct difference. Many of the people that died from this have had underlying conditions. But an increasing number of the victims are younger, healthier … Continue reading

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Official pleas for strong dollar fail to stem drop – MarketWatch

We’ve been telling you about this for months now, letting you know that things are not rosy at all; that there are no green shoots. As I write this, the UDSX is at 75.261 and dropping like a lead zeppelin (good for music, bad for economy). People are losing faith in the US Dollar, and the American People are going to feel the pain of that loss. Gold is at all-time highs of over $1060/oz and silver is just under $18/oz. Keep in mind that as the dollar falls, imported goods will become more costly, or will simply no longer … Continue reading

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Commodities Cycle Won't Be Over for Years and Food Crisis Looms, Rogers Says: Tech Ticker, Yahoo! Finance

Rogers doesn’t give a timeline for this, but it certainly sound ominous: “…instead of getting an MBA, get yourself a farming degree. You’ll make a lot more money.” Read the full article: Commodities Cycle Won’t Be Over for Years and Food Crisis Looms, Rogers Says: Tech Ticker, Yahoo! Finance

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Jim Rogers "Quite Sure" Gold Will Hit $2000, Dollar Will Lose Reserve Status

Jim Rogers “Quite Sure” Gold Will Hit $2000, Dollar Will Lose Reserve Status Famed investor Jim Rogers is “quite sure gold will go over $2000 per ounce during this bull market.” Rogers’ confidence gold will continue to rally stems from a view the U.S. dollar is on its way to losing status as the world’s reserve currency.

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Anchorage airman dies of H1N1 complications near Arizona base

This is the kind of things we need to watch for. I’m not saying that there’s any reason for alarm, because there isn’t – yet. But, as more and more healthy people succumb to the Novel H1N1 (Swine) flu, the greater the chances that the virus is mutating. Right now, we just need to keep watch on this. — Anchorage airman dies of H1N1 complications near Arizona base An airman from Anchorage has died of swine flu complications in Arizona, where he was stationed. Staff Sgt. Shawn Rankin, 25, died early Oct. 4, according to Justin Oakes, spokesman for Luke … Continue reading

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BBC NEWS | Business | Russia and China eye $5.5bn deals

We’ve seen this coming for a while now, so we can’t say that it’s a surprise. The demise of the US Dollar is all but sealed, hope you’re prepared. BBC NEWS | Business | Russia and China eye $5.5bn deals Russia and China eye $5.5bn deals Join our discussion on this on The Preparedness Podcast Forum.

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Survival vs. Preparedness

It’s a misconception that assumes that the terms survival and preparedness are interchangeable. They are not. Once you’ve bought into the notion that you should be better prepared for those times when life throws you a monkey wrench, you begin to research everything you can get your hands on to learn more. As Greg points out in another post below, back in the day (70s, 80s) all we had for resources were some magazine subscriptions and the local library. Both of which provided a large assortment of great material, but with the Internet, it’s so much easier to find information. … Continue reading

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Even the small things

As with everyone else out there these days, I had the opportunity to run my bank account down to a rather small amount. What can I say, bills have to be paid, and it can happen to the best of us. Unfortunately, I found myself needing to get gas and doing so would have brought my account down my comfort level. I was feeling a little stressed, and my wife, well, she stresses about everything. I told my wife I was going out to put gas in the truck and she lays into me about money and no gas, etc. … Continue reading

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Slow and steady wins the race…

One of the biggest issues we all deal with, especially those of us that are just starting to prepare:  “I’ve got to get all of this done NOW” Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, if you’re capable of doing it that way (nope, I don’t know anyone that has that sort of capability). The reality is that many of the more advanced folks – the ones that seem to have all the knowledge, all the gear, and all the plans – have been doing survivalism/prepping for a very long time. It’s easy to overlook that amount of time, and overspend … Continue reading

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The demise of the dollar

It’s going around the circuits now, so make sure you understand its implications. In the most profound financial change in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning – along with China, Russia, Japan and France – to end dollar dealings for oil, moving instead to a basket of currencies including the Japanese yen and Chinese yuan, the euro, gold and a new, unified currency planned for nations in the Gulf Co-operation Council, including Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Qatar. Secret meetings have already been held by finance ministers and central bank governors in Russia, China, Japan and Brazil … Continue reading

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