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mason jar federal is popular here too
yen POG seems to suggest these people ain't that bright
What the half life of radioactive currency?
doesn't matter. It's being spent too fast to get any long term exposure from.
that's certainly not the thrust of the story above.
Hoard that money of arbitrary quantity! Yeah!!!
And as Fukushima may or may not go critical yet again utterly destroying the parts of the country's economy that are not already destroyed, the grim picture is further enhanced by this story of terrified Japanese people hoarding cash, likely out of fear that they know their government is lying to them...and they are f'd...
...but any minute now Doug Kass is going to reconsider his call about Japan being a "generational buying opportunity." Holding my breath...
And also, scientists are, any minute now, going to confirm that there are, indeed, not only unicorns...but flying unicorns...and the government is harvesting unicorndew as the new clean energy source of our future.
hoarding cash or pm's?
Only a FOOL would keep US dollars. As an example, the Federal Reserve ADMITS to wanting to devalue by 2% annually (2% inflation). As such, this means you lose over 21% in 10 years and you lose over 44% in US dollar value in only 20 years.
In just over 20 years the US DOLLAR PRODUCT LOSES FIFTY PERCENT of its buying power due to the Federal Reserve's desire to devalue by 2% annually.
Ummm....try reading the fucking article, you geniuses.
Go to www.inflationdata.com, and you'll see that the actual (well, government-posted, anyway) inflation rate has averaged 3.5% over the past 40 years, not just 2%. That gives a compounded currency devaluation of 75%!
80% PMs, 20% FRN cash. Need to have some cash on hand in case of a sudden bank run, ATM shutdown, bank holiday, or such. Back in 1994 immediately following the Northridge Earthquake here in SoCal, nearly everything was shut down for three or four days. Cash was king for any stores that chose (or were able to be) open for the first couple of days.
But if the S truly does HTF one day, then I can always use the cash as addtional toilet paper.
Sounds like Bank of Mattress didn't hold up so well in the deluge.
I'm not sure a safe is much better if kept in the house. But an ammo box lightly buried in the backyard with a small pile of bricks on it might have some advantages.
Gold coins stored in a length of pvc (capped and hidden) can't be beat.
what's your address?
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500
I read a interesting article on survival blog about this. It was a guy's personal experience with doing this out in a public forest.
Turns out after the first good rain all of his pvc pipes came bursting out of the ground. Hopefully you've prepared for this.
Now that's one worthwhile survival blog, discussing burrying Krugerrands in PVC piping somewhere far, far away from the madding crowd in a fucking public forest.Like Central Park.Or say, the Kalahari Game Preserve.
Holy shit!No wonder there's an paplpable level of anxiety out there.
So, no. I'm not prepared to worry or even consider that one.
Turns out after the first good rain all of his pvc pipes came bursting out of the ground
Some people swear by metal detectors. I use Leprechauns.
Leprechauns = elementales.
I am told they will tell you where metals are for a small offering of candy and other sweet goodies.
I don't know if this is relevant to PVC plumbing pipe...
make sure that they are not easily detectable by high-performance metal detectors.
I have no idea if their claims are correct, but to hide my stuff i would assume that the performance of such a detector is real.
That's why you use a good Schedule 80 PVC pipe and bury it so the top is at least 18 inches deep. Then you put a big rock over it and plant some native bushes. The rock will discourage metal-detecting from overhead, and the smaller roots from the bushes won't bother the PVC like a tree's roots might.
I read an article in which the author did exactly this, and buried a properly prepared gun with ammo. He recently dug it back up after 15 years, with absolutely no effects to the pipe or its contents.
18"? If you're not deeper than 40' one of my detectors will find it. Surface rocks don't stop me, but shotguns do.
Don't worry...I'm covered with 'ol Winchester. Just please come all the way through my window so the po-po will file it away as a legit-defense case.
It is real. Makes finding guns and gold no laughing matter... Mass densitometry technology is very acute and wide ranging (seeing through an entire home).
Basic hand wands can alert on safes concealed in walls, coin collections, etc. for robbers turning a house. Buried, not so much.
but can the hiding place be beaten out of you. even if not it's an unpleasant experience. i appreciate all who hold the precious wherever but between the former and the 1933 precedent, i'm going with the miners, of however little use beyond the thunderdome.
Fukushima was a terrorist attack...
they have a few bits of a lead but still seems like they are avoiding reality... does anyone really think Japan was enriching plutonium for Iran?
FWIW(grain of salt style)
Uh... dude there's massive structural damage to infrastructure, and Fujita released dozens of photos already.
Furthermore you assert that a nuke at the bottom of the Japan trench would (of course, duh!) create a tsunami. As if that's an easy task with an utterly predictable outcome.
Thirdly, Japan wasn't offering to enrich uranium for Iran anywhere near weapons grade. Come on. The most NNP-active nation in the world was certainly not about to risk proliferation. If you were paying attention, you'd know that we WANT external enrichment for Iran. (And so does Israel). What we don't want is internal enrichment capability in Iran.
Fourthly, your images which supposedly "prove" no earthquake damage are idiotic. They show nothing. Thousands of photos already exist, but yours are tiny thumbnails from security cams which you claim to provide adequate proof? They show nothing at all.
1. None of it is mine, so drop the you and your nonsense.
2. I don't know what you're saying with respect to the nuke in the trench.
3. If YOU were paying attention, you would have seen that is exactly what the links state: Japan was enriching for Iran with US approval. Christ you're an imbecile.
4. I'm open to this. Link up some post-earthquake, pre-tsunami damage photos. Throw in a few of past earthquakes too, so we can see how much more severe this 9.0 was.
While I don't doubt something like this isn't possible (except for the idea that seismic data can be globally suppressed), some of his facts are easily refutable.
First, he states as a matter-of-fact (without any supporting data), that no earthquakes of significant size happen in the Japan trench. Now, I've been watching (http://quakes.globalincidentmap.com/) and have seen hundreds of quakes in the trench since then, many over 6.0. Of course, he used the word significant, so it's a fluid definition. As for the quake damage photos vs. tsunami damage, well, that's another subjective claim based upon proving a negative. I looked myself, and while most photos are of the tsunami (which is not surprising, given its size), within the first page of GIS results, I found an elevated highway in Sendai that fell over on its side that has no tsunami damage. So, pictures do exist.
The most glaring misrepresentation though, is the "missing reactor 3."
Here the author clearly mislabels a photo to demonstrate that the reactor is "gone." The arrow that points to the "top of the concrete" in the drawing is not point to the "same point" as indicated in the photo. Instead the arrow in the photo is pointing to the top of the roofline of the building, not the floor above the reactor. This is easily verified by looking at other photos which show this point to be at the same height as the other buildings (especially #2 which is still intact directly next to #3). So, no, the reactor isn't missing, it's just two levels lower than indicated by the incorrect captioning.
Oh, and the biggest clue that this is BS? The author brings Benjamin Fulford into the mix, who is nothing but a one-man psyop with ties to David Rockefeller.
Now, that said, the plant might still have been sabotaged. If it was though, there is no way it was for the Japan/Iran/Israel story. That would just be the cover for the real goal of depopulation. The idea that there is real conflict between nation states though is every bit as credible as the storylines of professional wrestling.
See, the abstractions known as nations are wholly owned by the banksters already, so there is nothing to gain by setting one against the other, except for the perception it creates in the minds of people.
So, I just went over to Fulford's site. Oh boy, he's got a paywall now!
If anyone needs any more evidence to discredit him, go to the registration page, and take a look around. Have you ever seen a paywall that fails to list the price you are going to pay once you click submit? LOL
I take it then that no one has bothered signing up for his exclusive service. Or at least not anyone that cares about price?
Right or wrong, the quality and credibility of a site is known by the company it keeps. ZH, which produces some of the most important financial reporting of any media organization, is discredited and more easily dismissable when the batshit crazies take over the dialogue.
Investigator: Mr. Blankfein, it was reported on Zerohedge that your firm..
Blankfein: Sir, do you mean the site where people think the Japan quake and tsunami was a terrorist attack?
If you cannot get a handle on your paranoia or abject idiocy, at least try to refrain from posting your drivel so as not to hurt the reputation of Zerohedge. This battle is tough enough without losing warriors to "friendly fire".
An excellent summation of the counterpoints against the article linked. You have undoubtedly upped the ZH street cred by over 9000 internets with your refutation of the presented arguments. Without you, chindit(the little British bitches that couldn't even throw off the japs in Burma), this whole website might have been thrown into disarray. Thank god you came along and so poignantly laid rest to all the concerns raised.
Sorry, but there's no law (yet!) proscribing where tin-foil beanie wearers can post, let alone wearers of pith helmets! Besides, ZeroHedge isn't the organization with all the conspiracy theories, the posters are.
I don't understand what the problem is.. Japan's gov just has to tax them more and then spend the money anyway they want ... and if they can't get into those safes then just print more money and spend that anyway they want..
we do not have any of those caveman problems in America - you money will be spent or dilluted
Great idea! Taxes only payable in cash!
In any race or nation - and they occur almost in the same stripes in all 'civilized' nations - aren't economic mandarins like this wonderful.
They look at people as mere feeding sacs with apertures at each end. Our politicians, too.
Canticle For Liebowitz is highly recommended; only in our scenario, rather than technology getting scattered to the four winds, it will be this very economic attitude.
japan investor cum consumer holds the key to his country's future..if he goes consumer crazy and moves out of Japanese banks...it will collapse the nippon banking system.
This is a very interesting article. A lot to digest and think about, (even though there isn't much to it.)
Can we then say that creating a "protect your money at home" business might be a worthwhile venture in the US and elsewhere?
Sure, sounds great.
Can I have your customer list? Thx.
does 'venture' translate to 'scam' only in America?
Who said anything about fraudulent schemes?
Thats like saying selling people food who are hungry is a scam. They want safes to store their money (rather than at banks). Can you blame them?
depends on the food.... Diet Coke?
and what better scam to sell people safes in America as a tomb for their rotting cash
I mean perhaps people will wake up here and start to take a little more responsibility towards protecting their assets rather than having pure faith that somebody else is.
Negative - multiple surveys suggest that less than 40% of Americans have even six months living expenses in savings. A recent poll suggests that roughly 50% of Americans couldn't come up with two grand in a pinch.
Those that have assets are doing their best to diversify due to ZIRP, BB's relentless printing, and a dysfunctional market. The wealthy already have safes anyway.
Comparing asians (net savers) to iGottabuy Americans is apples to oranges.
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