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302 Reasons To Jump Ship

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Submitted by Simon Black of Sovereign Man blog,

Thirty-six year-old Koo Bon-hee recalled hearing a loud bang, when suddenly the ferry he was on tilted drastically in the water.

 

The Sewol ferry, traveling from Incheon to Jeju Island in South Korea, was starting to sink, and it was sinking fast.

 

Those still standing after the impact began to scramble for the exits, when they heard an announcement over the speakers telling everyone to stay in their places and sit still.

 

Some, like Koo, followed their instincts and ignored the announcement, leaping into the icy cold water where they were able to be rescued.

 

Others heeded the announcement and remained sitting inside the cabin, waiting for further instructions.

 

One young girl called her mother and said, “We’re putting on our life vests. They’re telling us to wait and stay put, so we’re waiting…” This young girl still hasn’t been accounted for.

 

An entire ship full of passengers dutifully followed the instructions set forth by the crew. The ‘experts’ told them what to do.

 

Yet as it turned out, the ferry quickly became submerged. And following orders cost many their lives. 302 are either dead or missing.

 

Koo, lamenting the others’ failure to escape said, “We were wearing life jackets. We had time… If people had jumped into the water … they could have been rescued. But we were told not to go out.”

Just like Sewol, many countries in the West are sinking, and it’s up to you whether you sink with them or jump ship while there’s still time.

You can see the desperation as governments have already begun to freeze assets, impose capital controls, seize private pensions, and tax bank transfers.

They’re using any justification they can conjure to award themselves even more desperate powers to stay afloat.

Regular citizens are being accused of being money launderers and tax evaders, having to prove their innocence in order to keep their own money.

Governments are exercising unprecedented authority over our bank accounts, even going so far as to openly suggest ‘one-time levies’ on people’s life savings.

But despite their best efforts, they won’t be able to remain above the surface much longer.

People may think you’re crazy for wanting to make an escape. “It’s just a bit tilted”, they say.

But in reality most Western countries are far beyond the point of no return. They are nearly submerged, with little hope for recovery.

As debt continues to rise swiftly, GDP has barely budged.

It’s no wonder why ratings agency Fitch lists a third of European countries with a negative rating. Had that been the case back in 2007, people would have been panicking all over the place.

Those who stayed on the Sewol ferry trusted the authorities when they announced that ‘everything was under control.’

Just the same, politicians keep telling us that they’ve got things under control.

If they can do just one more stimulus injection, then the resulting GDP growth will make up for all the debt they’ve been incurring.

Or if they can just freeze capital in the country for a short period of time, they’ll be able to fix the system.

None of this will really make a difference, and none of it will save the ship.

Right now it’s not too late. You can still grab a life vest and escape an obvious conclusion.

Of course, we’re told that doing so is cowardly. The propaganda says that we have some moral obligation to stay on board the ship and obey their ‘authority’.

Bullshit.

Our obligations are to our loved ones - not incompetent politicians or ship captains.

We have the time now to get ready. We can help our families put on their life vests and make it to safety.

But the water is rushing in fast, and the last chance to jump is approaching.

 

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Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:11 | 4683767 HedgeAccordingly
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Icahn is only getting longer - http://hedge.ly/Qazy5S

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:12 | 4683772 Say What Again
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So do you think I should buy moar physical gold?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:13 | 4683781 jbvtme
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so no one used their "come in out of the rain" app?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:16 | 4683789 NotApplicable
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I realize this is Simon, but what a stupid fucking article, even for him.

This is what happens when people have to write crap to earn their keep.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:25 | 4683822 Pladizow
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and my wife blames me for not following instructions?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:33 | 4683842 ZerOhead
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Just like Costa Concordia and Wall Street. The Captains always seem to just ship first and leave the Muppets behind...

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:40 | 4683901 negative rates
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JUMP, this time it's for real.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:55 | 4683957 0b1knob
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Everybody knows that the boat is leaking 
Everybody knows that the captain lied 
Everybody got this broken feeling 
Like their father or their dog just died 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lin-a2lTelg

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:15 | 4684026 0b1knob
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There was a discussion on another board (which rapidly degenerated into an ugly flame war) about how this disaster is due to the Asian mind set.   People standing around  waiting for somebody to tell them what to do.    People who would rather perish collectively than act as individuals.

There is an old joke about Winston Churchill.   He said that he always preferred to sail Italian liners.   Not only was the food and service excellent but (as he said) "If the ship is sinking there is none of that women and children first nonsense."  Not a very funny joke after the Costa Concordia.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:10 | 4684204 ZerOhead
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Nothing but independant thinking minds over here.

BTW... Just BTFD!

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:26 | 4684250 SamAdams
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Gee, I wonder what that boat hit out there in the deep water?  An iceberg?  Semi-floating reef?  Weird how the top had no problem extending beyond the bottom when capsized.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 22:35 | 4685234 Buck Johnson
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That is funny, lolololololololol.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:40 | 4684107 BigJim
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Great song! Try this version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5Fb4K8pNmg

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:04 | 4686544 forensicator
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I like both versions  

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:41 | 4683905 BTCTalks
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What was the point of this article?  How would one 'jump ship'?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:00 | 4683976 nortie
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"We have the time now to get ready. We can help our families put on their life vests and make it to safety."

Precisely, BTCTalks. I hate when people warn using metaphors for advice. Scare tactics are unethical.

What constitutes "life vest" and where do you go or, what do you do, to "make it to safety".

Anyone?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:59 | 4684174 jimmytorpedo
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Western Samoa is awfully nice.

Hell, American Samoa is nice apart from the refrigerators and carcasses floating in Pago Pago harbour.

Oh wait, I forgot the radioactive sea water.

Scratch that idea.

Diego Garcia? We could hang with the captives from Malaysian Air 380.

Simon wants you to go to Chile.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:28 | 4684254 CrashisOptimistic
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There are insulated places.

Pick a place with farmland near to customers.  Even if those customers have no money post upheaval, they will barter.

Central America has many such places.  Very long term visas too.  The only problem in general that exists with the whole "expat retiree" concept is the pension may end.

Of course, if the retiree is not an expat and the pension ends, he's screwed regardless of where he lives.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 18:14 | 4684383 SilverDOG
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Insulated is correct.

However, unless those who need insulation intergrate, are physically capable, persue self reliance, they are done.

Just spent two weeks in Ecuador.

Many insulated pension SSI reliant niches of reality denying expat retirees. Dollar done... so are they.

Met some great individuals truly attempting or already beneficially intergrating small town to medium city.

$1000 a month = comfort if home is already paid.

Know how to farm and store proverbial wealth diversely(outside digital, paper, "belief")?

You are in.

 

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:27 | 4683826 McMolotov
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I'm not Simon's biggest fan, but he makes a decent point here. Herd mentality and normalcy bias are hard to overcome. Smear a layer of patriotism/nationalism on top of that and it becomes obvious the US will be one hell of a mess when the shit hits the fan.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:31 | 4683857 Grande Tetons
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Generations ago, people came to America to escape tyranny. Their descendants have been forced to do it again.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:32 | 4683860 ZerOhead
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The citizens will be in a mess... the powerful however will probably make a killing.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:35 | 4683881 hobopants
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Im guessing civil war is imminent...

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:56 | 4683960 Headbanger
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Yeah but who is the enemy this time?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:18 | 4684037 angel_of_joy
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Everybody else !

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:46 | 4685122 Pickleton
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To the honest person - anyone proclaining their right over you, to your labor, to your stuff.  The progressive

To the power hungry progressive - the people that actuall work and deny you have a claim to them.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:42 | 4683909 negative rates
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Yea but the cards still look the same.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:08 | 4684197 Critical Thinki...
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I understand the logic but, using such a disaster to further an argument (no matter how valid) crosses the line IMO. 

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:39 | 4685103 UselessEater
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Rather tacky to quote a missing young girl presumed dead to sell a completely unrelated product.

Having read some of his "recommendations", I hope his 'clients' have the nouse to do their own research.

 

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:00 | 4683979 RafterManFMJ
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This guy, like Balzac, must be paid by the word.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:20 | 4684227 KickIce
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Except when you realize that the captain was Obama's cousin, the boat was sunk in conjunction with a joint Navy Seal/CIA operation and that Jpe Biden was supposed to be a passenger.

So now what do you think?

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 00:11 | 4685459 August
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Bear in mind that there are for more dumb bunnies in the market for life counselling than sophisticated, debonair men-about-town, such as the denizens of  ZH.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:35 | 4685092 MeBizarro
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One person who when they put him in the ground finally the world will undoubtably be better off.  Even among the blood suckers, Icahn is a bottom barrel feeder.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:12 | 4683770 IridiumRebel
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The SS 'MERICA is running aground.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:22 | 4683811 linniepar
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And that is why the SS (dhs) in America is running around.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:13 | 4683779 Billy Sol Estes
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I wonder if the soil in my region is suitable for construction of a below ground shelter?

Should last me a good month for all the miscreants to kill each other off.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:17 | 4683791 NotApplicable
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More importantly, how high above the water table are you?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:18 | 4683792 SilverIsKing
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Or you can kill off all of the miscreants yourself.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:25 | 4683819 Rakshas
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Where is Mscreant......... what have they done with her!!!??

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:19 | 4684043 Tengri Temujin
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You can always build the shelter above ground an pile a bunch of gravel and dirt above and around it to make it look like a mound, then put some grass around it.  This would work fine if you have a high water table.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:16 | 4683787 Joebloinvestor
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People think lemmings don't exist.

They should WAKE THE FUCK UP and notice that it is the people at the helm that are the first ones off the ship.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:16 | 4683788 kito
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yes, simon says run!!! buy his monthly newsletter and learn about the 100 countries that will let you store gold safely!!!! run away from america. become the ultimate pussy!!!! pick up and leave the country that your founding fathers fought to create, so that you can become the 1% in some third world shithole!! yes, the good life awaits on the backs of the poor!!!! run now!!!!! hurry and you will get free chilean inflation protection bonds as a bonus!!!

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:20 | 4683802 fonzannoon
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I wonder if simon has this running on a loop in his grandmas basement apartment that he rents out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ceegnWSENQ

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 22:45 | 4685267 Atticus Finch
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Michael Ruppert went to Venezuela and recommends staying in the culture you know. He wrote this in his FTW web site before he died.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:18 | 4683794 Ribeye
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ohh, its much worse than that, unlike on the ferry, underneath their smart uniforms, our crew are wearing their real pirate clothes,   

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:18 | 4683796 Seasmoke
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They just gave Chris Christie. Father of the Year. Please remain seated and do not panic. All is well.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:43 | 4684117 worbsid
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So he joins Bill Clinton and Michael Bloomberg ... if I were him, I wouldn't go there.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:19 | 4683801 X_mloclaM
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“It’s just a bit tilted”, they say.

 

NO, 'they' don't even say that

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:34 | 4683870 agstacks
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Seriously, they tell you YOUR HEAD is tilted! +1

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:22 | 4683803 NoDebt
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Not cowardly, Simon.  A calculated risk, jumping ship.  

All those American-friendly destinations of which you're so fond won't be so friendly when US influence wanes.  You'll be a stranger in a strange land and a prime target for anyone who wants to take a shot at "appropriating" the weath you worked so hard to get out of the US.

How many banks in how many of your favorite "money destination" countries have recently started complying with IRS reporting requirements?  How many more to follow in the next few years?  And how many will even ACCEPT and American account any more?

Remember, not everyone who shows up when you're in trouble is there to help you:

http://joyreactor.com/post/410589

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:26 | 4683830 john39
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it is possible that TPTB want the best minds to leave, the minds that could see through and oppose the agenda.  in any event, the real problems facing the world are global, you can't really get away from them for long, no matter where you go.  its not too late to stop where this is all heading... their control is actually very weak, if only sufficient numbers of people would focus and not let fear dominate.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:30 | 4683855 Ms. Erable
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Eggzachary. When the petrodollar gives up the ghost, it's going to take down more than just the western bankster syndicate. The safest place to be when that happens isn't in another country -  it's in front of a large cache of foodstuffs and behind the trigger of an accurate and well-maintained firearm.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:20 | 4683804 disabledvet
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my orders were always "follow the Captain not the orders" which in this case would clearly have been the way to go.

And since the Captain was always the first out the door which was a clear violation of orders to begin with "we always followed our Captain" anyways.

Don't even get me started on the Colonel. He was even crazier.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:44 | 4683916 negative rates
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Being crazy is just a minor distraction.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:22 | 4683810 Son of Loki
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Tragic.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:25 | 4683827 reader2010
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“Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness.”

-Alejandro Jodorowsky

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:30 | 4683853 agstacks
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I've tried to help my family members into life vests, but they prefer the advice of a "Certified Professional Investment Strategist".  To each their own; I sleep really good at night.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 00:40 | 4685497 vie
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Same here.  Quite the learning experience when your own family would rather trust a stranger, even if said 'expert' failed them in 2008.  Hopefully they will at least be quick to recognize what's going on when things start sinking instead of going down with the boat.  Some of them at least have started gardens. 

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:36 | 4683883 Amish Hacker
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A plane has crashed into the North Tower. Do not panic. Everyone should return to their desks and await further instructions.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:36 | 4683886 therover
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First off, I never will get on a Ferry (stock market), and if I was forced to, would be up top the entire way (in high dividend paying stocks) and at the first sign of trouble, jumping off (SELL).

Those things, once they list, go down in 30 seconds.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:36 | 4683888 Rakshas
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.....yesterday  very bored and  watching CNN coverage of S Korean ferry sinking the empty head talking about passengers staying put in their cabins while the  water was rising and the ship was sinking because they had been told to stay put and wait for word,  but even the though it was obvious the ship was going down they stayed put rather than seeing the danger and jumping off the sinking ship - because of cultura norms or some such thing - CNN-MT Head seemed like she couldn't fathom that type of thinking - if you see the danger look out for yourself never mind what the authorities say react to the danger and survive - I looked at my wife and said everything she just said but replace ship with economy/financial system - but MT Head will no tell you such things......... ya' know culture and all

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 02:45 | 4685649 ebear
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Very difficult to get out of a ship that's lying on it's side.  How many stayed put vs how many died trying?   First rule on a listing ship: Get out on deck.  Don't stay below!

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:45 | 4683921 tony bonn
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anyone remaining in the usa is a fool.....the time to leave is now - it is germany 1938....the totalitarian state is here and all it needs is a slight provocation to start murdering people en masse.....they won't even wait to take you to the conccentration camps which are in place now.....you are dead meat to stay in this ziocon death state.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:08 | 4684006 Almost Solvent
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Oh shit.

 

I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:49 | 4683933 tradingdaze
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"Everybody knows that the boat is leaking Everybody knows that the captain lied" -- Leonard Cohen
Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:55 | 4683958 khakuda
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A good life lesson for the rest of us.  You alone are responsible for yourself and shouldn't take what a doctor, lawyer, car mechanic, security officer or anyone else says as gospel.  Ask questions and think for yourself.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:38 | 4685100 MeBizarro
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So you have competency in all those areas?  BS.  Time is the most precious asset you generally have the sign of a rank amateur or fool for not knowing that and when to make a clear tradeoff for good advice/experience.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:55 | 4685149 FredFlintstone
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"don't take it as gospel"..."ask questions". sounds like good advice.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:57 | 4685152 Pickleton
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*cough* a second opinion

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 00:45 | 4685504 vie
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Even with a second opinion, you still need to think for youself.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:55 | 4683959 ebear
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My wife, who reads the Japanese news, tells me this was a Japanese ship that after being sold to Korean interests had an additional deck added to increase capacity.  This probably contributed to the ships' instability and will no doubt come up as an issue in future lawsuits.

Another point worth mentioning.  Crew members were only able to launch one liferaft, claiming that conditions made it impossible to reach the others where they were stored.

In my part of the world, and I'm sure Japan (where the ship was built), all ships must have self-deploying liferafts that inflate when submerged and then pop to the surface.  These can also be launched by heaving them overboard with a cord attached to a railing.

http://www.bluebird-electric.net/lifeboats_liferafts_rafts_boats_life_ve...

I looked at several photos of this ship and I can see no evidence of this type of raft.  The ship was built in Japan in 1994 and refitted in 2012, so there's no excuse not to have them.  Something very suspicious here I think.

The tragedy here, besides the loss of life, is the blind obedience via systematic indoctrination of entire populations, foremost China, Korea and Japan.  A sharp focus on the consequences of authoritarianism will be the political outcome here.  The loss is too great and the symbolism too stark for this not to occur.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:13 | 4684023 Almost Solvent
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 "Something very suspicious here I think."

 

Nope - just cheap as fuck cost cutting. The crew is the first in line for wrath, but the owners/operators will get theirs for cutting corners.

 

(I am avoiding making any short jokes as to why the crew couldn't 'reach' the lifeboats)

 

 

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:22 | 4683980 Dr. Engali
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Hey Simon. When Rome was strong it's citizens were safe in foreign lands because the world knew there would be retribution if Rome's citizens were harmed. When Rome fell so did the fear of backlash and her citizens became targets. What makes you think things will be different when the U.S falls? Just ask Christopher Stevens.... Oh you can't because he's dead and Rome is covering it up. Think about that a minute while you sit at your ranch in Chile and let it sink in.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:02 | 4683984 syntaxterror
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Damn, Ber-stank-ie coulda rescued them with trillions in paper fiat. A rising QE tide lifts all boats.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:20 | 4684048 Latitude25
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I'm not as worried about the economic sinking ship as I am about the WW3 sinking ship.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:29 | 4685075 Nimby
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It's the same ship.  Just like last time.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 01:06 | 4685532 vie
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Economic wars -> Trade wars -> Real Wars.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:30 | 4684073 youngman
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What I learned from this article is keep your eyes on the Captain...do what he does....if he jumps...jump with him....he knows

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:57 | 4684152 Notsobadwlad
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"Just like Sewol, many countries in the West are sinking, and it’s up to you whether you sink with them or jump ship while there’s still time."

I prefer to think of it more like the US and some other western countries are being "suicided". It is meant to look like suicide that no one could have prevented, but it is in fact a well planned and executed murder. The murderers are know, but laws do not apply to them because they buy the laws for their own benefit.

... and then are we to be resurrected as slaves?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:17 | 4684222 mumbo_jumbo
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" The ‘experts’ told them what to do"

 

i watched a great documentary and it made the claim that the 'experts' are wrong 95% of the time.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:36 | 4684273 Duck077
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I'm stunned that the collapse of the US dollar has not come upon us much sooner, our need correction/recession was postponed.  Who, other than the FED's, are foolish enought to buy US debt?  Well, I guess they will get what they deserve.  

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:52 | 4684332 walküre
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If you've ever come across a bus filled with tourists from Korea, you can imagine how this sort of thing can go really bad. People need their instructions or they are totally lost on their own. Koreans take the cake in that department. Sad, sad, sad and completely and utterly avoidable if the culture would endorse and promote individual rather than collective thought.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 18:55 | 4684507 arby63
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You are absolutely correct. I have trained (and trained with) thousands of Koreans. I went to grad school with dozens. I lived with a half dozen Korean neighbors. All the same: Scared to death of making a decision. 

I took my neighbor (in grad school) golfing once and learned a LOT (like I didn't already know) about a culture that breeds dependence.

Sad to say but it's true. I would have been in the water within 15 minutes personally. I teach my kids the same: LISTEN TO ME; NOT THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS.

That's the difference between life and death. Our culture (the sub-core) is changing rapidly. No one has to believe it but the chasm across many lines (income, race, ancestry, etc.) continues to widen.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 18:01 | 4684364 22winmag
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I'm not running away, expartiating, or renouncing my citizenship... nor are most Americans.

 

We have the firepower, know-how, and motivation to right the ship before it capsizes.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 18:50 | 4684489 arby63
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I agree. Don't misunderstand what Simon suggests though: Preparing for the ship to sink is nearly the same as abandoning ship. We're just waiting for the right moment to jump in order to salvage the mother fucker.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:11 | 4685020 Nimby
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you mean AFTER it capsizes.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 22:57 | 4685292 Critical Thinki...
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Absolutely! When the ballon goes up.  I prefer the home field advantage. 

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:07 | 4685321 Critical Thinki...
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I hope everything works out for you.  However, when the global economy turns sour and it inevitably (and perhaps rightly) is blamed on the U.S. get ready for attitudes toward you to change.  Hopefully you will have built a strong enough network of true friends to counter any hostility.

Godspeed   

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 20:54 | 4684957 dedjaya
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Cambodia could be great location...

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:06 | 4685002 Emergency Ward
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Shelter in place.  The shock troops will protect you or gun you down if you don't follow orders.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 08:42 | 4686086 gcjohns1971
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So...the west is drowning in debt.  This debt is owed to...someone, probably China and the energy-economies in the form of reserves.

There's an old saying, "If I owe you a little money and can't pay, then I have a problem.  If I owe you a LOT of money and can't pay then YOU HAVE A PROBLEM".

Who's it worst for if the West simply defaults?

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