Is Egypt A Preview of 2015 America?

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Thu, 02/03/2011 - 18:24 | 932715 asdasmos
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"Gallup Finds U.S. Unemployment Up Slightly in January to 9.8%"

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 18:34 | 932751 Haywood Jablowme
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Interesting how the purchasing price of military surplus level 2 armor / OTV has gone way up when I first picked some up just 2 short years ago. 

Hell, the gains I could make selling these on ebay today can easily exceed the gains (un-realized) I've made on physical gold / silver in the same time frame.

Surplus armor for the sheep late to the party BIZNITCHES!


Thu, 02/03/2011 - 18:37 | 932781 asdasmos
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I sense an insane amount of business prowess.

Thanks for sharing.


Thu, 02/03/2011 - 18:45 | 932800 Haywood Jablowme
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yes, it does take a certain amount of business prowess and business "balls" to put a considerable amount of bullion on the TBTF credit card tab.....   :)

I sense a little bit of envy from a paid government troll.  <sarcasm on>

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 19:00 | 932851 asdasmos
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Make no mistake, there is no government troll here.


I am merely commenting on your 'armour' venture.

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 20:24 | 933110 LowProfile
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You don't know anyone who's been in a riot zone (e.g. Rodney King riots in LA), do you?

Let's say your city decides to riot.  The cops are nowhere to be found (they went home to protect their families).

...How much is his spare set of body armor and a shotgun with 100 rounds worth to you now, motherfucker?


Thu, 02/03/2011 - 20:33 | 933141 Cheesy Bastard
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That depends. If I already have enough shotguns and body armor, then not so much.  That wasn't really your point, though.  Sorry.

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 21:41 | 933336 johnnynaps
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keep your body armor and your shotgun, you will need them when I drop a piano on your head from 80 floors above!

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 08:48 | 934177 Havok
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I got IIIA!!!!!!!!

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 18:21 | 932719 kengland
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Ohhhh suuuree. Our police and military will just stand around and watch. Shit...they can't help themselves over a seatbelt ticket. What do you suppose they'll do when I try taking over?

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 18:51 | 932750 Michael
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Learn about the history of the middle east. Here is a pretty good documentary series.

The Power of Nightmares, (Part 1/3), "Baby it's Cold Outside"

The Power of Nightmares Part 2: The Phantom Victory -- by Adam Curtis

The Power of Nightmares Part 3: The Shadows in the Cave

Check out a youtube video I made.

The Precautionary Principle Who Benefits?

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 06:23 | 934049 Mentaliusanything
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You will never rise up. Its in the food - Chickens and the cheese now control you. Ingest it ,its good for you.  After You eat you will feel a tiredness come over you and you will lay on the sofa and turn on TV. Its sounds will lull you first by the noise then by the Boredom and it's repetitiousness nature. Then you will sleep in overheated rooms and not feel the shock of freezing cold. You ARE sedated and lulled by all the things that you own but that own you.

When the power goes out, the food shelf bare and the police become not paid but remain a force, Then and only then will you sweat for the preservation of your life. Until then buy the Fucking DIP even though you buy nothing of any value except numbers in space. 

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 18:21 | 932722 AbandonShip
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2015? nah, too soon.

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 18:59 | 932859 tbd108
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Nah. Too late. How about next year when the Super Wal-Marts aren't just busy on the last night of the month with food stamp customers waiting for midnight but are overflowing with food stamp customers angry because the haven't eaten much in the last two weeks.

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 18:22 | 932725 A Man without Q...
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When was China downgraded?

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 18:27 | 932743 bunkermeatheadp...
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I wonder what the Nuevo dollar will look like.

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 18:27 | 932746 OptionsHedge
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How would you play it? Buy commodities? Buy precious metals. Buy TBT? And what would happen to Egypt by then? Save sensationalism. But that's bread and butter.

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 18:28 | 932748 quasimodo
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My thoughts also.....the fat ass MSG laden sheeple will need more time than that to get pissed enough to take it to the streets, as long as we have bread and circus-the game will go on

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:09 | 934471 johnQpublic
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ah yes......


with the price of bread set to skyrocket and a pending NFL/circus lockout, american idle viewership down 23million folks, mayhap the sheeple go 'dawn of the dead' sooner than later


i'm thinking october of this year, 2012 at the very latest

i'm buying silver off of craigslist at 3 bucks below spot for halfs and dollars

6 months food in the house already

the aforementioned body armor

and plenty of shotty shells and sealed russian rounds galore

and the disaster cabin deep in the woods

if shit doesnt go nuts , i'm covered with conventional assets also

straddle playing life

redundancy redundancy redundancy

i dont know how many times i have to say it

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 18:28 | 932749 I think I need ...
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2011-2012.....not 2015....this thing is coming to a town near us and soon....the monetary system will be backed by gold shortly......

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 19:41 | 932971 sabra1
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look how quickly the riots started. how fast they spread. they know the bernank is responsible. do you all not think that they would want revenge?

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 20:29 | 933126 GreenSideUp
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Monetary system backed by gold?  As in a reset?  2nd time I've heard/read that in as many days.  More info please.  

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 23:02 | 933590 DoChenRollingBearing
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@ I think I need ...      (a drink?)

Yeah, my sense is sooner than 2015.  The Bearing has a poor record of short-term calls, but has a sense that there is too much grit in the system for it to keep rolling until 2015.

I would respectfully have some doubt that a monetary system backed by by gold is coming or even desired.

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 18:28 | 932753 arkady
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When did 300 Egyptians die?  Do they just make these numbers up?

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 18:39 | 932790 Tyler Durden
Thu, 02/03/2011 - 18:58 | 932857 asdasmos
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Thu, 02/03/2011 - 19:03 | 932877 cougar_w
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Ha. I suggest adding that in the sidebar under the other "It would be very wise of you... " entry.

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 19:16 | 932920 Cheesy Bastard
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After I make corrections to my comments, how do I get the whiteout off my computer screen?

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 20:10 | 933058 Pure Evil
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Become a screen licker.


(Note: not the same as a split licker)

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 20:18 | 933074 Cheesy Bastard
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Cute!  I now know what screen licker means because I googled it.  I'm just gonna guess split licker has something to do with bowling.

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 18:29 | 932756 OptionsHedge
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How would you play it? Buy commodities? Buy precious metals. Buy TBT? And what would happen to Egypt by then? Save sensationalism. But that's bread and butter.

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 18:57 | 932849 topcallingtroll
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Yeah tyler give us some ideas. We want the quant tyler back. Where are you hiding him?

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 19:08 | 932889 redbud
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It you really think everything's going to suddenly freeze up or crash, play it the same as 1978-80. Gold to store, 40% (clad) half dollars and small-bill FRNs for transactions, good set of hand tools, gardening supplies, ammo and such, a well or other water supply, a fireplace or wood stove and chain saw, emergency candles, a store of vitamins and medicines, and enough supplies to eat and stay warm for a year. Gold went from 200 to 800, silver went from 5 to 50, and it didn't take long. And be nice to the old folks in the neighborhood, who can be your best security system ;-). Be prepared, and don't be scared. This too shall pass. 

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 21:45 | 933352 johnnynaps
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stockpile alcohol, buy a motorcycle/bike and read a book on military strategy. Oh yeah, get in shape. Obesity will cost so much more $$$$.

Sat, 02/05/2011 - 17:34 | 937858 Bicycle Repairman
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Get ready to participate in the black market as a buyer and seller.

What do you have to sell?

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 18:34 | 932769 gwar5
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Why wait until 2015?  Things will sink sloooowly..... then boom, it's over. You're screwed! 1929.

That's to get all the suckers to think they still have time. The big fish strike fast. You're the bait.

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 19:23 | 932931 KickIce
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That's how I see it, one of these days we'll wake up and it'll feel like we're in a foreign country.

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 20:12 | 933066 Pure Evil
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I'm already way past the feeling of waking up in a foreign country. I feel like I'm living on an alien planet.

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 20:32 | 933132 KickIce
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It's only going to get worse.  Never could figure out why my team never chose me to give the pre-game pep talk.

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 23:06 | 933601 DoChenRollingBearing
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+ 1

Will get worse.  Prepare!  And try to enjoy these days now, for they will be seen as the Good Old Days...

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 18:38 | 932782 SgtShaftoe
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The NIA should really start thinking multidimensionally.  Yes, inflation is happening, and yes we could have hyperinflation, but the US is unlikely to look like Egypt, It's likely to look like something completely different.  I wrote a post a few days ago about this where I graphed a rolling increase in commodity prices as a percentage of per/capita income:

If Bernanke and the other CBs keeps pushing the print button we're going to see more of the same. We've already got inflationary inertia which will be hard to stop.  So we could very well have half of the planet on fire, and China and India near heavily armed conflict, but it probably still won't affect the US like it is affecting the Middle east.  Net, by the time the USA is affected like we see in Egypt, most of the world, including europe will be on fire.

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 18:59 | 932858 SgtShaftoe
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Posted another one here about what we're likely to see:

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 21:14 | 933250 calltoaccount
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and what if Americans finally came to understand how badly they have been lied to, cheated, and stolen from by politicians, corporations and others they trusted to be acting in good faith?  

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 23:20 | 933638 cranky-old-geezer
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If nothing has happened by now nothing will happen. Most American will let themselves be reduced to homeless paupers.  TPTB have nothing to worry about, carry on with the looting.

Sat, 02/05/2011 - 17:35 | 937862 Bicycle Repairman
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How do the TPTB loot an underground barter economy?

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 23:12 | 933623 DoChenRollingBearing
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B9K9 earlier today on another thread had a great comment.  He said that we can learn from Egypt's mistakes.  What each of us can do for ourselves when we see first something happen, then the next thing...

SgtShaftoe!  I agree that Europe will get it before we do.  Mostly because of the Muslim underclass and their being further along in Socialism.  But, I really do not see how the USA escapes BIG TROUBLE as we have done NOTHING in solving our financial problems.

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 20:49 | 933181 Freddie
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Why do the kids have bands on their heads?  Obama govt/Google mind control?

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