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The Ten Plagues That Are Hitting America Right Now

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Submitted by Michael Snyder of The American Dream blog,

Why are so many plagues hitting the United States all of a sudden?  Yes, one can always point out bad stuff that is happening somewhere in the country, but right now we are facing a nightmarish combination of crippling drought, devastating wildfires, disastrous viruses, dying crops and superbugs that scientists don’t know how to kill.  And as you will see, we even have a plague of flies down in Mississippi.  So what in the world is going on? 

The following are ten plagues that are hitting America right now…

#1 The Plague Of Flies In The Upper Mississippi River Valley

This is perhaps the least dangerous plague, but it is also one of the most interesting.  Just recently, a plague of flies was so thick in the upper Mississippi River valley that it showed up on radar

The mayflies were detectable on radar around 845 pm and reports in the towns and cities began rolling in of the swarming and piles of mayflies. Numerous videos and pictures were circulating on social media, some of which are posted below as well.


The radar detected the flies about 845 pm, emanating from the river (the source) with echo values similar to that of light-moderate rain (35-40 dBZ). With a general south-to-north wind flow above the surface, the mayflies quickly moved north once in the air. As the flies dispersed moving north-northeast, they also gained altitude with some of the echo being detected as far north as Black River Falls and as high as 2500 feet above ground.


By late evening, mayflies were swarming in La Crosse, La Crescent, Stoddard and points up and down the river. While the emergence of mayflies from their river bottom mud dwelling can occur at various times through the warm season depending on the species, this particular emergence was that of the larger black/brown Bilineata species.

Here is one photo of the flies that was posted by the federal government…

Plague Of Flies In Mississippi - Government Photo Public Domain

#2 The Chikungunya Virus

As I wrote about the other day, down in Florida health officials have discovered the very first confirmed cases of the chikungunya virus to be transmitted locally.  In other words, it is now being passed to people that have not even traveled out of the country.

An epidemic of the virus has already been declared down in Puerto Rico, and authorities are deeply concerned about the possibility of one up here as well.

Already, cases of the virus have been reported in 30 different states and the total number of cases in the U.S. is more than five times higher than in any other recent year.

If you live in an area that has a lot of mosquitos, you might want to be very, very careful right about now because this is a virus that is exceedingly painful

With illness onset, the person develops high fever, chills, and joint pain, followed in some by a rash on the trunk, limbs and face lasting 3-4 days. Muscle and joint pain last about one week. Joint pain is often severe and in some people lasts longer, up to several months.

#3 The Wildfires Out West

The massive wildfires in Washington, Oregon and western Canada have spread clouds of smoke over vast areas of the northwest United States in recent days.  The following excerpt comes from a recent CNN report

Wildfires spanning almost 170,000 acres are driving hundreds of people from their homes in Washington state and across the border in Canada, officials said.


Washington authorities say the fires surged overnight to 168,713 acres in the state. The flames have encroached on towns.


Janet Pearce of the Washington state Department of Natural Resources said the four fires had not been contained as of Friday morning. An estimated 80 homes were destroyed and cell phone service was knocked out.

#4 The Drought In California

The nightmarish multi-year drought in the state of California just continues to get even worse.

This week it was reported that 81 percent of California is now experiencing “extreme drought” or worse.

Three months ago, that number was just 68 percent.

And we are being told that downtown Los Angeles is now the driest that it has been since rain records began in 1877.

For much, much more on this, please see my recent article entitled “20 Signs The Epic Drought In The Western United States Is Starting To Become Apocalyptic“.

#5 The Virus That Has Killed Millions Of Our Pigs

A horrific pig virus known as porcine epidemic diarrhea came over from China a little over a year ago.

Since then, it has killed about 7 million pigs, and approximately 100,000 more are dying each week.

#6 Citrus Greening

Have you ever heard of citrus greening disease?

Perhaps not, but it has gotten so bad down in Florida that experts are now saying that the entire citrus industry in the state “could be destroyed”

“It’s horrible — it’s a disaster,” says Fred Gmitter, a professor of horticulture science at the University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center.


It might be time to kiss your OJ goodbye, unless science steps in to save the day.


At least 70% of Florida’s citrus trees are already infected by the disease, known as citrus greening, huanglongbing, or occasionally just with an ominous “it,” as in “It’s here.”


Florida’s citrus crop this year is the lowest it’s been in 30 years, and agricultural authorities have continued to lower their production estimates. Orange-juice prices are up nearly 20% this year alone and will continue to rise. The disease was a major factor in the lime shortage that made the price of a box of Persian limes jump from $18 to $85 last December. Prices could jump higher for oranges. Researchers and growers say that if a cure isn’t found, the entire $9 billion Florida citrus industry could be destroyed.

#7 Bananas Going Extinct?

You bananas are not safe either.

According to CNBC, the TR4 fungus is spreading so rapidly that it could eventually totally wipe out the variety of bananas that we find in our grocery stores today…

Banana lovers take note: The world’s supply of the fruit is under attack from a fungus strain that could wipe out the popular variety that Americans eat.


“It’s a very serious situation,” said Randy Ploetz, a professor of plant pathology at the University of Florida who in 1989 originally discovered a strain of Panama disease, called TR4, that may be growing into a serious threat to U.S. supplies of the fruit and Latin American producers.


“There’s nothing at this point that really keeps the fungus from spreading,” he said in an interview with CNBC.


While there are nearly 1,000 varieties of bananas, the most popular is the Cavendish, which accounts for 45 percent of the fruit’s global crop—and the one Americans mostly find in their supermarkets.

#8 The Number Of Earthquakes Is Increasing

For a long time, scientists tried to deny that the number of earthquakes is increasing.

But now, the USGS is finally admitting that the number of big earthquakes has doubled

If you think there have been more earthquakes than usual this year, you’re right. A new study finds there were more than twice as many big earthquakes in the first quarter of 2014 as compared with the average since 1979.


“We have recently experienced a period that has had one of the highest rates of great earthquakes ever recorded,” said lead study author Tom Parsons, a research geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Menlo Park, California.

Fortunately, most of the earthquakes in the U.S. so far this year have been relatively small or have been in isolated areas.

But they have been popping up in very unusual areas (such as Oklahoma), and as seismic activity along the Ring of Fire continues to increase, it is probably only a matter of time before one of our major cities gets hit with a major tragedy.

#9 Superbugs

Thanks at least in part to the massive overuse of antibiotics, a new generation of superbugs is arising.  Scientists have no way to kill these superbugs, and according to experts they are finding their way “into healthcare facilities nationwide”

Drug-resistant superbug infections have reached near-epidemic levels across U.S. hospitals, with an alarming 500% increase now documented in a study just published in the August issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America).


Lead author of the study, Dr. Joshua Thaden, warned “This dangerous bacteria is finding its way into healthcare facilities nationwide… A CRE epidemic is fast approaching… Even this marked increase likely underestimates the true scope of the problem given variations in hospital surveillance practices.”


The study also found that an astonishing 94 percent of CRE infections were caused by healthcare activities or hospital procedures.

#10 Fukushima

The Fukushima nuclear disaster is the gift that just keeps on giving.

Hundreds of tons of radioactive water are being released into the Pacific on a continual basis, and this could potentially affect our oceans and our food chain for generations to come.

But it is a “slow motion disaster” that is already “old news”, so most Americans don’t think about it anymore.  But the truth is that there is a lot of evidence that it should be taken very seriously in this country.  For much more on this, please see this article.

In Japan, of course, things are even worse.

In fact, one Japanese doctor that was working in Tokyo says that radiation sickness is rampant in that city

Since December 2011, I have conducted thyroid ultrasound examinations, thyroid function tests, general blood tests and biochemical tests on about 2000 people, mostly families in the Tokyo metropolitan area expressing concerns on the effects of radiation. I have observed that white blood cells, especially neutrophils, are decreasing among children under the age of 10. There are cases of significant decline in the number of neutrophils in 0-1 year-olds born after the earthquake (<1000). In both cases, conditions tend to improve by moving to Western Japan (Neutrophils 0–>4500). Patients report nosebleed, hair loss, lack of energy, subcutaneous bleeding, visible urinary hemorrhage, skin inflammations, coughs and various other non-specific symptoms.

And this Japanese doctor believes that things are so dire that he says that the entire city of Tokyo should be evacuated…

Residents of Tokyo are unfortunately not in the position to pity the affected regions of Tohoku because they are victims themselves. Time is running short. I took an earlier step forward and evacuated to the west. My fellow doctors of medicine, I am waiting for you here. And to the people in Eastern Japan still hesitating, all my support goes to facilitating and enabling your evacuation, relocation, or a temporary relief in Western Japan.

Just like with Chernobyl, this radioactive material is going to silently make people sick and kill people all over globe for years to come, and most of them will never have any idea what is really happening to them.

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But apart from that all that... things are great.


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Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:33 | 5001040 zorba THE GREEK
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They left out the worse plague, Obama.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:33 | 5001049 CrazyCooter
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Hah, I was going to point out "Socialism" isn't on the list.



Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:35 | 5001054 Spastica Rex
Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:37 | 5001066 The Alarmist
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We know who is playing the part of Pharaoh; what we should really want to know is who is playing the part of Moses.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:43 | 5001116 knukles
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There is no fucking Moses.  This is the opening of the 7 Seals....
There are no white hats coming to save anybody.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:47 | 5001147 hobopants
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Just imagine the ad revenue Ole snyder could bring in from the 7 seals... I like doom as much as the next guy, but something about this author bugs me.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:51 | 5001163 Publicus
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Evolution always wins. Despite man's best efforts at combating it.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:58 | 5001215 hedgeless_horseman
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11) civil litigators

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:58 | 5001221 palmereldritch
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#12 The Kardashians

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:12 | 5001282 NoDebt
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#13 Honey bee Colony Collapse Disorder.

Hey, this is fun.  I could do this all night.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:14 | 5001349 Save_America1st
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Oh, this is gonna be easy....

Hey Mike Snyder, you missed "a few"...




Statist Corps.

Traitors (this is the majority of the entire political class.  see also:  Marxists, Fascists, Statists above)

Fed Reserve fiat monetary system

Criminal precious metals manipulators

Illegal Invaders

Crony scumbags


Lawyers (vast majority...I have a few friends that aren't scum. haha)







Union parasites


The FSA (Free Shit Army)

Apathetic, ignorant, fools (i.e. Sheeple)


Edit:  I'm sorry...FSA and the Apathetic, ignorant, fools (i.e. Sheeple) are pretty much redundant.

But I could also add that all fucking alphabet bullshit governmental departments other than who I already listed should also be destroyed:




ALL OTHER GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS.  And since there are so fucking many government LEACHES sucking the body of this country dry of all it's blood life, I won't list them all individually.  I will just post this link.  Get rid of them all:


AND!  On top of that, since I already know the scumbag, treasonous, NSA, CIA, treasonous, scum are monitoring ZeroHedge and all our comments, I will also just say, "FUCK YOU, DOUCHE BAGS". 

And for those of you in government who are the "silent", "hidden", "undercover" good-guys...THANK YOU!!!  But at the same time, PLEASE COME OUT AND WHISTLEBLOW ON EVERY FUCKING THING YOU KNOW.  DO IT NOW!!!  STOP WAITING OR YOU WILL BE WIPED OUT OR "SUICIDED" BY THE SCUM YOU ARE SURROUNDED BY. 

And please lets all just remember this, okay???  This is what a tyrannical government which is in total collapse and hell-bent on full-on tyranny and authoritarianism is most afraid of:


IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.









Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:43 | 5001666 ndotken
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You do realize that by publicly stating your belief in the principles outlined in the Declaration of Independence ... that you've just made the NSA/FBI/DHS "Potential Terrorist List", right?

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:52 | 5001702 durablefaith
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fred has been on the list for awhile now

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:13 | 5001744 Save_America1st
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YEP!!!! :-)

You did read my post, right?

YOu did see that I already called out those treasonous fucks, right?  

In case you missed it, I will repeat for you and for the NSA, CIA, FBI who are the treasonous scumbags of our country:

"AND!  On top of that, since I already know the scumbag, treasonous, NSA, CIA, treasonous, scum are monitoring ZeroHedge and all our comments, I will also just say, "FUCK YOU, DOUCHE BAGS". "


No, I do not care...NO, I will not stand down...YES, I am an OATH KEEPER...YES, I am a Counter-Revolutionary...YES, I will fight to the death...YES, I am a sovereign human being who will not consent to this tyranny.

Fuck 'em all.  We're the most heavily armed nation in the history of the world and we should never bow down to the enemy within.

"Japan would never invade the United States. We would find a rifle behind every blade of grass." Isoroku Yamamot

"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague."

~ Marcus Tullius Cicero, 58 B.C.

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me.

~ Martin Niemoller, Germany during WWII

These are all truths.  If the bad guys reading this want to find me out, track me down, and bring it....then do it.  MOLON LABE!!!

If the GOOD GUYS reading this want to help and work with us to protect our Republic...THEN DO IT!!!

All police, sheriffs, ex-military and active military, media, and possibly good politicians need to COME OUT NOW NOW, STAND UP, AND FIGHT AGAINST THIS ILLEGAL, CRIMINAL, CORRUPT, TREASONOUS GOVERNMENT.  NOW!!!

Look at what's happening...they're infiltraiting us and overwhelming our entire country with these illegal invaders.  Using psychology against the weakest of American minds (of which there are so many) to, as O-FUCKING-BAMA once said, "fundamentally transform America.". 

This is total Marxist, Fascist, Saul Alinsky, Bill Ayers, Rules For Radicals, Cloward and Piven, Communist Goals against America strategy to COMPLETELY BRING US DOWN FROM THE INSIDE!!!

Do I give a rat's fucking ass if some scumbag, indoctrinated, low-life, traitor from the criminal, corrupt, treasonous government reads anything I say on my phone, in person, or on the internet about how much I hate them and about how much I love the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence??????

Am I scared?????????????

Are you fucking kidding me??????????????


Fri, 07/25/2014 - 03:23 | 5002497 barre-de-rire
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he forgot BHL

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 19:05 | 5008217 grekko
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Dude, how on Earth could you forget the CFTC?

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:28 | 5001361 GooseShtepping Moron
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#14 Peak Oil and the knock-on economic effects of not only rising ful prices but also the Environmentalist Left's war on carbon.

#15 Another Maunder Minimum impending with Solar Cycle 24 looking quite weak.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:22 | 5001594 Elvis the Pelvis
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America is coming back.  We're the globe's best hope, the new Jerusalem.  Bitchez.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:03 | 5001735 Beard of Zeus
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#16 Central American kids

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 08:59 | 5002019 Save_America1st
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good call!


But at the same time, I have to ask is there really "peak oil" in America?

Is it still possible that discoveries like Gull Island in Alaska made decades ago which is supposedely bigger than everything Saudi Arabia had is a reality???

Yes, I've heard all the stories from Pasor Lyndsey Graham about Gull Island. 

If it's true...along with a lot of other Alaskan oil on the North Slope, then yes, America is sittin' pretty.

But doesn't it seem like the oil companies are waiting for the price of oil to go to 150/200/300/500 per barrel????

That's a shitty deal, especially when they know it will completely and utterly destroy gas prices. 


However....isn't it kinda crazy....that if a person who holds silver coins like dimes, quarters, halves, and dollars...well shucky darn and gooooolllleeeeee....isn't it totally crazy that those little fuckers from before 1965 are still somehow worth the same amount in dollars for gas, food and clothes when you factor in the fucking inflation equation due to the FUCKING FEDERAL RESEVRVE FIAT COUNTERFIET PONZI SCHEME SYSTEM?????????

I mean, wow...prior to 1965 a minimum wage worker made 1.25 per hour.  But those were 90% silver quarters!!!

Today, the spot value of those same 5 silver quarters is around 19 bucks!  Add in the high premium on 90% spot silver and we're talking about 25 worthless fiat FRN dollars!  A minimum wage worker would fucking love to fucking make 19 bucks an hour today, right??????????????


But dammit!!!!  Try to talk this logical shit to a regular American sheeple these days and you fucking get NOWHERE!!!  They don't fucking get it, do they????



Fri, 07/25/2014 - 07:14 | 5002676 daemon
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#xy  the Americans themselves ?

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:10 | 5001269 DerAdler
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Not from what I have seen in America. Idiocracy, here we come.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:51 | 5001450 Not Too Important
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We won't live long enough to get there.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:30 | 5001362 Dick Buttkiss
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On the other hand, perhaps we're just getting warmed up:

Meanwhile, the state can kiss my ass.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:05 | 5001253 Wild tree
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Truth is never popular, truth can even kill you. The truth of which you speak will kill millions. Same as it ever was, same as it ever was..... NOT, NOT, NOT.......

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:33 | 5001379 DeadFred
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All good ZHers keep hoping that someone will do something to end the bankster kleptocrat status quo. Maybe someone is.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:51 | 5001444 e_goldstein
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It's a poor article that doesn't mention central banking as the number 1 plague afflicting humanity.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:08 | 5001964 Conan the Barbarian
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Not even one of the Seals have been broken yet. This is pre-wrath!

Enjoy Bitchez!

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 23:25 | 5002146 Seek_Truth
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"Not even one of the Seals have been broken yet."

Someone's not paying attention- the sixth seal will be opened Spring 2015:

 "I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind." -(Rev 6:12,13)

Note the order:

Earthquake, followed by Total Solar Eclipse (March 20, 2015), followed by Total Lunar Eclipse (April 4, 2015), followed by Perseid Meter showers.

All these events will be observable all across the Middle East, and the Total Lunar Eclipse on 4/4/15 is on the same night as Passover and The Lord's Supper.

Quite the rare event.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:39 | 5004527 Zordon
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Not to worry - the March 20th Solar Eclipse isn't in the USSA so we'll be fine....I worry for Europe tho.

But your mostly wrong about the Middle East seeing the Lunar Eclipse -

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 17:22 | 5005337 Seek_Truth
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You need to brush up on your reading skills.

I clearly stated April 4, 2015 is a Total Lunar Eclipse visible in the Middle East:

NOT April 15, 2015!

NOT visible from USSA.

If you understood prophecy, you would be aware that all these events (earthquake, Total Solar Eclipse, Total Lunar Eclipse, meteor showers, MUST be visible in the Middle East, specifically, The Levant and surrounding areas.

And, as I correctly stated, all of them will be.

Might wanna sign up for remedial reading classes before you reply again.


Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:05 | 5001251 CrashisOptimistic
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Now how did I know without looking that this was another one of Snyder's fucking lists?

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:33 | 5001381 TahoeBilly2012
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looks like our fellow Zhedger is in a bit of trouble

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:39 | 5001085 alien-IQ
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"Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat, but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires."
- John Steinbeck

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:58 | 5001222 The Alarmist
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John Steinbeck's view suffers from sample bias; incorporate the last 60+ years of data and it would be hard to conclude that socialism has not taken root.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:52 | 5001456 Not Too Important
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He just called it at the beginning. He wouldn't repeat that today.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:36 | 5001071 williambanzai7
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And banksterism

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:41 | 5001093 kaiserhoff
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and the Tribe controlling mass media,

  and the Washington Redskins;)

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:39 | 5001080 kaiserhoff
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He also forgot that the sky is falling.

The sky is always falling on ZH, but the rest of the world is in worse shit than we are.

Somehow, that does not fill my heart with joy.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:45 | 5001137 McMolotov
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Which is why we fill our bellies with whiskey instead.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:35 | 5001389 Hulk
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Whiskey can be taken rectally too with the same effect, and you don't need to waste ice, just sayin...

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:50 | 5001447 kaiserhoff
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Thanks Hulk, but I'm not sure I needed to know that;)

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:22 | 5001591 Yes_Questions
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I just puckered at the thought.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:16 | 5001303 Da Yooper
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They left out the worse plague, Obama.


He might be in the area


he does have a knack for attracting them

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:09 | 5001972 Conan the Barbarian
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They are attracked to sulphur...

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:17 | 5001316 Freddie
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Obama and his Democrat and Democrat voters plus their freinds the RINO MCCainic NeoCons/Bushes.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:45 | 5001428 QEternity
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You are witnessing the ascendancy of the adversary

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:05 | 5001508 sschu
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The protection is being lifted and beelzebub will have his way for a while at least.  

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 01:41 | 5002384 junction
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Who are the other three Horsemen of the Apocalypse besides Obama.  Maybe one is a Horsewoman named Michelle. Get a load of those teeth.

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 20:53 | 5008438 Not Fooled
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So brave.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:34 | 5001048 Peter Pan
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The only real plague affecting America is its hubris.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:35 | 5001060 alien-IQ
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Let's face it, the most dangerous plague in America is jingoism and ignorance. That's a lethal fucking combination...and there is no known cure.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:41 | 5001094 booboo
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I hate those fucking annoying jingo's too, every product on the market has it's own, like McDonalds Ta da da ta daaa and that leads to people ignoring them so yeh... me and you think alike.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:45 | 5001130 knukles
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Jingo bells, jingo bells .....
Gets worse around the holidays

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:59 | 5001225 zorba THE GREEK
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"the most dangerous plague in America is jingoism and ignorance"

alien-IQ....that is one of the most insightful and to the point comments

that I have ever seen posted on ZH. It is particularly dangerous because

few people are aware they possess either trait.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:15 | 5001296 NoDebt
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I don't get it.  Could you cut it down to an easily repeated soundbite for me?

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:35 | 5001367 LetThemEatRand
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Couldn't do that, but reading this thread just makes me think, USA!  USA!  USA!

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:22 | 5001345 kurt
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I hate alien Greeks fuckers, USA, USA, USA!!!!! WHAT time are it?

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:21 | 5001335 darteaus
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Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:39 | 5001081 Bear
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Always an uplift here at ZH ... Ugh!

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:41 | 5001097 alien-IQ
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It helps to sometimes...

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:01 | 5001233 Kaiser Sousa
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"Always an uplift here at ZH...UGH"
there's always CNBS...

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:41 | 5001098 Urban Redneck
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I don't know about the specifics of "citrus greening" in Florida, but if it is anything like "citrus canker" a couple decades ago-- perhaps it should be recategorized from plague to big business scam to criminalize small and private producers.

On reflection, perhaps plague works regardless.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:52 | 5002575 epicurious
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Citrus greening is real..  I have a small (30 trees) hobby lime orchard on a caribbean island and we got it at the same time it started appearing in Florida.  Making the plants super healthy helps, but starting new plantings is the only way to dodge the effect.  Have even tried drip agri-antibiotics.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 08:19 | 5002600 Urban Redneck
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Citrus Canker is a serious disease, and the only way to cure it is to treat the trees where they stand or to plant a more resistant variety. The problem is that destroying the infected trees doesn't work and is counter-productive as practiced, unless you are looking to eliminate competition and profit from reduced supply while sacrificing a small share of your own production.

In Florida, the practice was to bring in .gov make-work beneficiaries under the guise of, and with traditional .gov arborists' equipment to remove the infected trees. The problem is that when the fat .gov trolls put the felled citrus trees in the wood chippers that they towed behind their trucks, they aerosolized the bacteria and spread from single tress for miles in all directions instantly... in short order infected all the groves in Florida. And it is not like the honest scientists didn't warn them and even take them to court. But like Flak says - the hard sciences are "never" corrupted by big business and big government dollars...

Of course, the big commercial growers didn't sacrifice their trees to .gov inspectors. And their net income rose year over year. Big Business + Big Government + Bad Science = Rinse, Repeat

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:43 | 5001109 dobermangang
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He missed the shrimp plague.  That's why shrimp prices rose a lot during the last year.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:57 | 5001203 hobopants
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He also over looked RLS, or restless leg syndrome. I hear it's a real killer.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:46 | 5002072 Schizofrantic Squonk
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I had that, but I managed to kick it.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:44 | 5001121 nosoeawe
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the 10 plagues according to nosoeawe:

1. Barbara Boshivek Boxer

2. Cloven Hooved Pelosi

3. John Jello McStain

4. George Dunce Bush

5. Mr. Hillary Cliton

6. Harry Manwhore Reed

7. The White Haired Garden Gnome Yellen

8. Michael Menstrual Chunk Bloomberg

9.  Victoria Burqua Bitch Nuland

10. John Dirty Sanchez Boehner


Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:44 | 5001123 Umh
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There is the plague of useless politicians, the NSA, Illegal immigrants, senseless government sponsored terrorism. The banana problem is very old news by the way.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:47 | 5001145 knukles
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The older I get the more problems I have with my banana

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:53 | 5001187 Sudden Debt
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Like Morpheus would say: take the blue pill and the adventure begins ;)

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:54 | 5001189 Uncle Remus
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There's still pickles.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:22 | 5001590 Umh
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Might help her, can't see much in it for me.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:55 | 5001196 booboo
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My sister said keeps finding postage stamps in her "gina" I said "dems Dole Stickers sis"

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:28 | 5001358 zorba THE GREEK
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Ha ha ha

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:23 | 5001346 kaiserhoff
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All you need knucks, is a little saw palmetto,  and as Willie Nelson once said,

 a keno dealer who can suck the chrome off a trailer hitch.

Somehow, that always makes me smile;)

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:49 | 5001889 knukles
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Mrs K and I saw Willie live in a small local theater about 6 months ago.  F*ing awesome.  He's doing a lot of shows at small intimate places.  Even if you're not a fan, GO.  The show is Amazing!
And he ain't gonna be around much longer
Be good, Kaiser

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:00 | 5001938 zorba THE GREEK
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Knukles...Q: What's got 5 teeth and 7 legs?


              A: Front row at a Willie Nelson concert.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 23:41 | 5002189 IridiumRebel
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Saw him last week. He was great!

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:45 | 5001126 buzzsaw99
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11) billionaire kleptocrats

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:50 | 5001156 DerAdler
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The tribe was in control of Egypt during the famous famine that wiped out thousands of people. They held all the resources and sold them dearly to the starving poor. History repeats.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:50 | 5001160 q99x2
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12) Fat people

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:04 | 5001507 GOLD AND SILVER...

LoL, nice.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:53 | 5001183 Uncle Remus
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#12 FSA

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:53 | 5001186 Porous Horace
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13) My dog is dragging his butt on the carpet.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:41 | 5001419 Emergency Ward
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1,000) My cat throws up hairballs.

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 18:58 | 5008194 grekko
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My dog pissed on Hillary's leg.  Good dog!

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:54 | 5001192 Sudden Debt
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Weird nobody mentioned fracking as it's destroying the underground and water tables.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:57 | 5001208 directaction
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That's because 99.86% of the people either haven't heard of fracking or don't care. 

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:10 | 5001274 hobopants
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You mean they don't give a frack?

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:49 | 5001896 knukles
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The problem is too complex and repetitious

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 23:07 | 5002126 directaction
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It also requires some basic command of math and chemistry, some physics, too. So forget about most Americans understanding fracking.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:57 | 5001213 Two-bits
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Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:55 | 5001199 directaction
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14: Tattoos and cheap, high quality meth. 

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:50 | 5001446 Uncle Remus
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Kunstler, is that you?

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:40 | 5001657 Yes_Questions
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+sideways caps and clown shorts

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 23:04 | 5002121 directaction
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If I was that guy I certainly wouldn't announce it here. That would be somewhat disruptive, now wouldn't it?

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:57 | 5001212 Joebloinvestor
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How about the disease's from the plague of illegals?

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:36 | 5001640 CaptainObvious
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You can't count drug resistant tuberculosis as a true plague yet in 'Murica.  Wait till they finish dispersing all the "undocumented worker" (illegal alien) "children" (teenagers and young adults) who should be "treated like Jesus" (whom Pelosi apparantly thinks was a filthy, disease bearing "refugee from violence" (border crawling criminal) to undisclosed locations around the nation and they get sent to public schools and start serving fries in the local fast food joints and spewing their diseased particles upon the populace.  Then it's a plague.  Unlike chikungunya and Ebola, tuberculosis is airborne.  If you find they are relocating the locus of the disease to a holding center or church basement near you, move now.  Tuberculosis is no laughing matter.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:58 | 5001224 SheepDog-One
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The most troubling plague in America to me is the mass retardation of Americans.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:16 | 5001305 Uncle Remus
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D00d, that's genetic.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:31 | 5001352 PrecipiceWatching
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Compared specifically to whom?

Cowardly potshots unless you tell us where YOU are shooting from.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:00 | 5001232 cougar_w
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You don't have to be a Bible-thumper to get it, that we're in a rough patch.

Consider however that most of the problems we are seeing are not just a random bit of bad luck, but the result of choices humans made a long time ago and continue to make toward a bad end, but are just now coming home to roost. People were saying decades ago "look out" but naturally nobody wanted to hear that. Nobody wants to hear it even today. Not when there is money to be made, or real estate to shift, or freeway miles to drive every day.

Well -- you better look out, fuckers.

The game is changing. You thought you knew the rules? Well even if you did, you don't now. Not the same game, not even the same field of play. Just everything has changed.

You won't get out of the way of it either and you won't find a hole to crawl into that 6.7 billion others aren't already trying to crawl into ahead of you.

I've got no answers. There really are no answers now. There are just problems we will never solve and they are not going away except they take us away with them.

It's coming. Like a pretty girl across a field its headed toward you all smiles and promises. But she's carrying a scythe and her name is death and she's going to start eating people and you won't even know she's done it, she'll be that fast.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:09 | 5001272 Wild tree
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True that Cougar. True that.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:17 | 5001314 Uncle Remus
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So, moar ammo then.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:31 | 5001372 owensdrillin
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250,000 new people on the planet each and every day trying to crawl into the same hole. You are right Cougar, this will not end well.

I'm sure Obama will figure most of it out when he is resting up in the vinyard

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:56 | 5001472 Not Too Important
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Like Jason Bourne's girlfriend in 'The Bridge'. Scary.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:21 | 5001787 cougar_w
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Or like this girl:

Cute as s button. Quirky sense of humor. Kills 117 people a minute. She's death, and you are completely in love with her.

Got to 5 parts before I had to work on other things. I might pick it back up one of these days. It was a load of fun.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:48 | 5001684 Yes_Questions
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Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:02 | 5001945 nmewn
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Shit happens.

Its not like we didn't know we were all dancing on the edge of the abyss without ever thinking we could fall in. But to make it worthwhile, we have to grab someone we really, really REALLY despise... make it all mean something as we disappear into the blackness.

The eternal embrace ;-) 

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:06 | 5001255 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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This plague goes to 11.

You forgot stupid lists like this.

Forest fires as a plague come on.



Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:18 | 5001324 cougar_w
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God just hadn't thought of that one before, is all.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:19 | 5001332 Uncle Remus
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Or, ahem, warming up.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:58 | 5001480 Not Too Important
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Forest fires across the Pacific Northwest burn the radiation that fell and send it up into the atmosphere again, to be blown across the US and Canada.

Add it to the Fukushima stuff that's still coming in, and I might consider that a plague. It's certainly the end of our DNA.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:18 | 5001322 darteaus
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11) Swarm of Illegals!

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:21 | 5001338 NOTaREALmerican
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How did I miss the Ten Plagues post?   

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:24 | 5001350 kurt
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Dental Plague

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:37 | 5001401 kaiserhoff
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Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:29 | 5001363 Clueless1
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"You have to consider the possibility that God does not like you, never wanted you, in all probability he hates you. It's not the worst thing that could happen."

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:32 | 5001377 PrecipiceWatching
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Yeah, actually it is.


But then, there is your Screen moniker....

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 07:21 | 5002715 Clueless1
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You're not a fan of the Marx Brothers I take it?

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:45 | 5001421 Fuku Ben
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Ezekiel 6:11-13 "Thus says the Lord GOD, 'Clap your hand, stamp your foot and say, "Alas, because of all the evil abominations of the house of Israel, which will fall by sword, famine and plague! 12"He who is far off will die by the plague, and he who is near will fall by the sword, and he who remains and is besieged will die by the famine. Thus will I spend My wrath on them. 13"Then you will know that I am the LORD, when their slain are among their idols around their altars, on every high hill, on all the tops of the mountains, under every green tree and under every leafy oak-- the places where they offered soothing aroma to all their idols."

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:51 | 5001453 Ocean22
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The list never mentioned these either and they are stalking each one of us daily far more than that list. We better wake up soon. It's already too late...

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:01 | 5001490 atthelake
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Soft kill.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:02 | 5001492 oklaboy
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call me when it's over, till then another round bartender...

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:04 | 5001505 Who was that ma...
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Another round what?

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:06 | 5001512 Who was that ma...
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It's all Bush's fault.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:15 | 5001549 Duc888
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#11.  Plague of shit bag psychopaths in Washington.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:32 | 5001629 The Magus
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I'm tired of Snyder's bullshit.

Flies, Chickungunya, wildfires, drought, pig virus, citrus disease, earthquakes, super bugs, fukushima.

It's all organic.

Relax folks, the banks are open, as are the grocery stores, and its almost football season!

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:50 | 5001693 TradingTroll
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Best radiation decontamination, developed by Belarus after Chernobyl with EU funding, removes 63% of radiation from body.


People and governments are stocking up now in case of thermonuclear war.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:59 | 5001932 knukles
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63%  Whadda fucking deal!

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 23:21 | 5002153 IridiumRebel
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I bet I can masturbate the other third out.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:50 | 5001899 MSimon
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#8 The Number Of Earthquakes Is Increasing


It is a harbinger of a coming ice age.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:57 | 5001916 americanspirit
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#1 plague afflicting America -stupidity.

#2 plague - moral degeneracy.

#3 plague - combination of #1 & #2.

Our moment in the sun has been over for more than 50 years. It just takes time for the wheel to turn.

Fucking pathetic.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:55 | 5001917 deepsouthdoug
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And dogs and cats ARE STILL living together!

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:10 | 5001983 Who was that ma...
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Not funny the second time either Doug.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:56 | 5001918 deepsouthdoug
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And dogs and cats ARE STILL living together!

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:57 | 5001922 AurorusBorealus
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"For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth ware waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.  ... Therefore shall her plagues come in one day: death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be burned utterly with fire: for mighty is the Lord who judges her.  And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her shall bewail her... And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more"

An ode to the Statue of Liberty...

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:09 | 5001976 nmewn
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Sad isn't it?

It was never her promise of riches & benefit to us, it was always to protect her from others.

And we failed.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 23:05 | 5002124 Seek_Truth
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Actually, that's an ode to the world financial system (Babylon the Great).

That is why the merchants of the earth will mourn when she is utterly destroyed- coming soon.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:06 | 5001959 teslaberry
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plague #11-----messianic apoloyptism also knows as alarmism of all sorts followed by a sales pitch to save the world by doing X Y Z.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:08 | 5001969 SMC
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No Surprise.

ZH regulars have been hedging against these probabilities for years.

Reality is smacking some sense into the "optics over reality" crowd, the only question is whether they will successfully adjust to the new, rapidly changing, significantly less hospitable world.

A friend of mine just sent me the link below, more "domestic surveillance" from the the enforcement arm of corrupt governance, fiscal irresponsibility and cronyism:

"DHS Tells Firefighters, Paramedics Medical Treatment Provides an Opportunity to Identify Extremists"

Between that and rampant police thuggery only an idiot would dial 911 today.

The US Government slit it's own throat a long time ago,
ZH regulars are just letting the carcass bleed out.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 02:26 | 5002443 basho
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then there is:

rampant stupidity, cupidity and exceptionalism

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 07:47 | 5002772 rsnoble
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All these things are required in 3rd world countries.  The US is just getting prepared.

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 19:07 | 5008225 grekko
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Might add in the NFL, NBA and the FED.

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 19:11 | 5008235 grekko
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#11 Jamie Dimon

#12 Blythe Masters

#13 Michele Obama

#14 Barak Obama

and finally, drum roll please...

#15 My Ex-Wife (if she isn't a plague, then I don't know what one is)

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