Signs That 'The Elites' Are Feverishly Preparing For Something Big

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog,

What in the world are the elite up to?  In recent days, we have learned that the New York Fed is moving a lot of operations to Chicago because of concerns about what a “natural disaster” could do, the federal government is buying 62 million rounds of ammunition commonly used in AR-15 semi-automatic rifles for “training” purposes, and NORAD is moving back into Cheyenne Mountain because it is “EMP-hardened”.  In addition, government authorities have scheduled a whole host of unusual “training exercises” all over the nation.  So are the elite doing all of this in order to prepare for something really BIG, or should we just chalk up all of this strange activity to rampant government paranoia?

First, let’s talk about what the New York Fed has been doing.  What kind of natural disaster would be bad enough to completely shut down the operations of the New York Federal Reserve Bank?  It would have to be something very unusual, and apparently the New York Fed is very concerned that such an event could happen.  According to Reuters, the New York Fed has been transferring personnel to Chicago and building up its satellite office there just in case a “natural disaster” makes it impossible for normal operations to continue in New York…

The New York branch of the U.S. Federal Reserve, wary that a natural disaster or other eventuality could shut down its market operations as it approaches an interest rate hike, has added staff and bulked up its satellite office in Chicago.


Some market technicians have transferred from New York and others were hired at the office housed in the Chicago Fed, according to several people familiar with the build-out that began about two years ago, after Hurricane Sandy struck Manhattan.


Officials believe the Chicago staffers can now handle all of the market operations that are done daily out of the New York Fed, which is the U.S. central bank’s main conduit to Wall Street.

This seems very odd.

In all of U.S. history, there has never been a natural disaster in New York City that would have been bad enough to totally shut down the operations of the New York Fed for an extended period of time.

So why are they so concerned?

Well, I can think of one event that could cause such a disruption…

An east coast tsunami.

This is something that I wrote about in this article.  But other than that, it is hard to imagine a natural disaster which could shut down the New York Fed for an extended period of time.

Another very odd thing that we learned about this week is an absolutely massive purchase by the government of ammunition that is commonly used in AR-15 semi-automatic rifles.  The following comes from an article by Paul Joseph Watson

The Department of Homeland Security is set to purchase over 62 million rounds of ammo typically used in AR-15 semi-automatic rifles, just weeks after the ATF was forced to back down on a ban on M855 bullets.


A posting on this week reveals that the DHS is looking to contract with a company to provide 12.6 million rounds of .223 Remington ammunition per year for a period of five years – totaling 62.5 million bullets.


The solicitation explains that the purchase is intended, “to achieve price savings over the current .223 Rem duty ammunition.” The bullets will be used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents nationwide for “training” purposes.

Why in the world would U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents nationwide need such a massive amount of ammunition for “training” purposes?

That seems very odd.

Something else that seems very strange is the fact that NORAD is moving back into Cheyenne mountain after all these years…

It shut down nearly ten years ago as the threat from Russia seemed to subside, but this week the Pentagon announced that Cheyenne Mountain will once again be home to the most advanced tracking and communications equipment in the United States military.


The shift to the Cheyenne Mountain base in Colorado is designed to safeguard the command’s sensitive sensors and servers from a potential electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack, military officers said.


The Pentagon last week announced a $700 million contract with Raytheon Corporation to oversee the work for North American Aerospace Command (NORAD) and US Northern Command.


Admiral William Gortney, head of NORAD and Northern Command, said that ‘because of the very nature of the way that Cheyenne Mountain’s built, it’s EMP-hardened.’

So the U.S. military is concerned about an EMP attack all of a sudden?

Have they been reading The Economic Collapse Blog?

Spending 700 million dollars to move back inside a mountain just because it is “EMP-hardened” is a pretty big deal.

Do they know something that we don’t?

On top of everything else, we have been seeing lots of strange “training exercises” being scheduled all over the nation recently.

For example, the following is from a news story about one being held in Iowa

This week you may notice extra emergency vehicles and public safety officers running around in tactical gear, Hazmat suits, and bomb suits. It’s a part of a statewide drill Des Moines is hosting Tuesday and Wednesday to prepare emergency personnel for dealing with weapons of mass destruction.


Brian O’Keefe with the Des Moines Fire Department said emergency officials in Iowa need to be prepared for anything.


“You know we’re number one seed producer with corn and soy, chicken embryo development, middle of the country heartland. So I’m sure all states access it. But we’re a target like any other large community,” said O’Keefe.

And here is an excerpt form a news story about an exercise known as “Northern Exposure” that is being held in Michigan

The National Guard event is called Northern Exposure, which is taking place across Michigan during the month of June, he said. According to the Michigan National Guard website, Northern Exposure is “a major exercise in Michigan where the military provides defense support to civilian authorities.”

In addition, the U.S. military will be conducting some “unusual” training activity out in Arizona and California

If you see some unusual helicopters overhead in the next couple of days, there’s nothing to worry about.


The I Marine Expeditionary Force G-7 will be conducting a Realistic Military Training this week, using the Prescott Municipal Airfield as a helicopter refueling point in order to facilitate a Long Range Raid at Camp Navajo, Arizona.


This Certification Exercise (CERTEX) is directed to be conducted from April 8-21, 2015 at various training locations throughout California and Arizona. The training at Prescott will take place on April 15, 16.

All of this is in addition to the exercise that people have really been buzzing about.  It is called “Jade Helm”, and in this particular “unconventional warfare exercise”, the states of Texas and Utah will be designated as “hostile territory”

“Jade Helm is a challenging eight-week joint military and Interagency (IA) Unconventional Warfare (UW) exercise conducted throughout Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado,” according to an unclassified military document announcing the training drill, which runs from July 15 through September 15.


Multiple branches of the US military, including Green Berets, Navy Seals, and the 82nd Airborne Division, will participate in the 8-week long exercise, which may result in “increased aircraft in the area at night.”


Troops will be tasked with honing advanced skills in “large areas of undeveloped land with low population densities,” and will work alongside “civilians to gain their trust and an understanding of the issues.”


The exercise, in which some participants will be “wearing civilian clothes and driving civilian vehicles,” lists Texas and Utah as “hostile” territory.

Should we be alarmed by these exercises?

Some people sure think so.

Another thing that has people scratching their heads are the weird closures of Wal-Mart stores all over the nation for supposed “plumbing problems”…

Not just one, but five Walmart stores across the U.S. are closing their doors due to plumbing problems that, in some cases, will take four to six months to repair.


Those closing include locations in Livingston and Midland, Texas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and near Los Angeles.


For the Brandon Walmart, I talked to Hillsborough County and Walmart to get answers about why these plumbing repairs will take so long and whether the issues are connected, but local customers are already skeptical.


“Why is it just plumbing problems? It’s gonna take them six months to fix up the store?” asked customer John Mambrl.

Yes, is it really going to take them six months to fix the toilets?

Either someone at Wal-Mart is extremely incompetent, or there is something fishy going on here.

In the end, perhaps there is nothing to any of this.

Perhaps all of these examples are just unrelated coincidences.

But then again, perhaps not.

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stant's picture

Guess I am elite I have moved my shit too

BLOTTO's picture

'They' are preparing for the critical mass moment when the people over here go completely nuts -and probably wondering why it hasn't happened yet.


Also, imo opinion - the Walmart closures maybe connected to Operation Jade Helm as the stores are in similar areas (south area) where the drills are being staged...take a look at the map.

r00t61's picture

The biggest sign of the apocalypse is not ammo purchases or Walmart closures; it's Michael Snyder publishing an article that is not in bulleted list form.

Parrotile's picture

Not at all!

The surest sign of imminent Global demise will be out Michael publishing a list of all that's good and great - "roses springing up everywhere - thorn-less ones too!!"

If (and when) that happens, you'll be assured "The Warheads are a-comin!!" :-)  :-)

nailgunnin4you's picture

Please hold all commentary until our grand old leader nodebt aka nodick aka captain blue butthurt aka reagan's confidante has delivered his decree (a lot of whinging about the good old days, anti-obama gop talking points and inaccurate criticism of dem wascawy liberal progressives whose statist dreams, like, totally don't perfectly mirror the dreams of statist conservatards)

NidStyles's picture

I'll worry when the head public Zionists start hiding. That is when you know something is actually going to happen.


The military hiding in the mountain just means that they see something possibly coming. We all see what is coming though, they are going to shut the lid on the pressure cooker that is the US and turn up the heat.

Automatic Choke's picture

Oh no....Wal-Mart is closing?  Where can I buy a tin-collander hat now?

whotookmyalias's picture

Anyone notice that Southern California is coded red for "hostile" on those maps? I'm thinking it has something to do with all the Mexicans.


I find things to be curiouser and curiouser.

weburke's picture

the power of the ny fed got moved to DC. not chicago. all the buddy buddy stuff at the ny fed is now gone. 

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

~"What kind of natural disaster would be bad enough to completely shut down the operations of the New York Federal Reserve Bank?"~

ZOMBIES!!!!! Er..., Hilary moves to New York? This is about De Blasio, right? The threat of postmen in gyrocopters? Citi thinks it's time to move out of "currency", (whatever that means and like that could actually happen), and Yellen thought that meant downtown Manhattan.

new game's picture

all normal for a gov that is bankrupt, about to loose its' reserve status and run by psycopaths.

oh, and in complete denial of reality to its citizens. the enemy within, in plain view, open and notorious!!!

Arnold's picture

Now that DC has a convenient LZ for gyros I may make the trip,

for the school child tour of course.

(Disclosure: I have been to many of the Smithsonian museums, although the Air/Space looks a bit tatty, it is awesome.)

(Udvar -Hazy is beyond comprehension awesome.)


The criminal penitentiaries near the Mall,

not so much.

Stuck on Zero's picture

I think I've figured out what the elites are planning.  Ever notice how many of them are building space ships?  Think ELE.

MarketAnarchist's picture



Jade = China  Helm= defense  15 = 2015



fudge's picture

Jade = China

I've always thought that Jade = Green Glass.

IRC162's picture

Nobody survives an EMP.  NOBODY. 

It's not the logistics, the electricity for convenience,  or the mobs of roving unprepared; it's the nuclear power plants that all go Fuku.   "Clean energy"  my ass.   The smartest guys in the room have bombed us from the inside out- payload delivered via General Electric...enough so that NOBODY SURVIVES ANYWHERE ON THIS PARASITE INFESTED ROCK. 

GetZeeGold's picture




I've got the reset button right here....if it gets bad we just push it.

cnmcdee's picture

Maybe the *real* reason the walmarts are shutting down is to re-inventory them for martial law, and civilian processing, and this giant military drill is the last 'dry' run before the false flags are activated.

Maybe the *real* reason the Tylers wrote this article is because they actually know much more than the article and are hoping we will realize it and look where the bread crumbs lie.

Maybe the *real* reason the CIA headquarters in Langley was shut down a month ago - and the US Embassy Staff in Nicargua was quarantined is because they have an ebola outbreak they are not talking about but that is my wild speculation.

Tom Clancy was killed by the CIA (google it if you do not believe me) - but why???!  The question remains about one of his  last book's which dealt with Terrorists unleasing ebola into the general US population.  One of his books ended up becoming a video game 'The Division' - speaking of a societal breakdown when terrorists unless a pandemic into the general population.

Maybe nothing is what we think it really is.  When this article was re-pinned to the top page it was a glaring 'look here! look here!' which I took as a sign the Tylers possibly have more information.

realmoney2015's picture

Take note what the elites are doing. We all should be preparing. A major event will happen, whether its the certain financial collapse or something to cover the bankers tracks. Learn survival skills. Stock up on guns and ammo and practice using them. Buy food and water. Hoard cash as it will be the only acceptable payment immediately after the collapse. 

Buy gold and lots of silver. It holds its value and preserves your wealth. Its also important to help educate and prepare your friends and family and neighbors. I have helped lots of people understand the value of the dollar and the value of real money. These candles with silver coin prizes really help people wake up to the importance of silver:

Please prepare while there is still time. The more self reliant people there are the easier the transition will be for everyone!

macholatte's picture


The FED has offices all over the country... in fact, doesn't it have 12 branches?

No need to create a NY Fed in Chicago unless Valerie Jarrett sold them the real estate and her husband did the construction.

Crony Progressivism at work.


daveO's picture

With the # of welfare recipients.

palmereldritch's picture

 "Anyone notice that Southern California is coded red for "hostile" on those maps?"

The analysis I have heard indicates they are considered hostiles because it is the primary locus for the narco-traffickers.  As much as they are an extension of Black Ops they have mil-spec ordnance and would be problematic if things got sporty.

Zero Point's picture

Ebay's like Walmart for people too ugly to go outside.

Oh... wait.. what?

glenlloyd's picture

Ebay totally sucks ass now, repetitive listings of the same junk, sold in multiples. There's very little of the original unique content left because corporate jacked the fees up too high and almost forced people to accept their fee-sucking paypal payment system.

And then after all that they revised their query system so you can no longer really find what you're looking for.

Ebay will diminish to the point of being irrelevant or implode at some point and shut down. The sales just aren't there anymore.

DeadFred's picture

A friend in the military says there's lots of strange things happening. Training drills that have never been done before, large amounts of equipment being moved in unusual ways. Somethings up was the conclusion but what is the question. If you see the air assets being moved into position that's all the warning you should expect to get.

NidStyles's picture

The Jewish New Year is this September, and it's the 7th New Year since the crash of '08.


The Zionists have this esoteric view of the number 7, as can be seen in the Bible that they sold to the Europeans. The number 7 is the most significant number in the Christian Bible.

in4mayshun's picture

There is no "most significant number" in the Bible. Different numbers signify different things. The number 7, when not used literally, signifies Divine completeness. The numbers 2,3,4,6,10, 12, & 24 are also representative.

old naughty's picture

Dropping hints here and there so sheeples pick up some and connect the dots...visible hand. Almost like, if we don't get it (in plain sight to effect free-will acceptance?), then more (dots) will be dropped...

The event, not much revelation (=apocalypse) until happens... hidden hand stirring so they may go with alternative --- unless it is BIG divine intervention (is there such a thing, that they don't know from reading the collective consciousness)?

They know what the big event will be (can we guess from the dots? EMP, NYC, Chicago, Cheynne Mt. Wal-mart, etc. ) some of these may be throw offs, no?

One thing is clear. They still want (need?) Amkra, to protect their (financial, military) com' they may continue to command from the Empire, no?


plane jain's picture

What ties together EMP with potential giant tsunami?

Big rock from space. 

There may not even be a specific one that is being tracked, just awareness of the odds.

SumTing Wong's picture

We took the trip from the Midwest across to the Southeast for my wife's family reunion last week. I kept noticing military vehicles everywhere we drove. And then on the way into work yesterday several vehicles passed me, going the other way, to the middle of nowhere that I live. I haven't seen this kind of movement in a long time. In fact I don't remember seeing this many vehicles on the road since living on a military base. 

I don't know wtf it all means, but it has my Spidey senses tingling. We're hunkering down a little more. 

zuuma's picture

Wouldn't that be a screamer if the yellowstone supervolcano went off just a few miles down the road from Cheyenne?

It goes off every 700 years or so. Been 700 years or so since the last one. Lays down heavy ash to the mississippi and the rio grande.

I wonder if that big, tsunami & emp-causing rock in space might also shake big Yellow loose, too?

Never mind.

It's happy hour, here.


BlackChicken's picture

Cheyenne Mountain, that's cute.

Maybe the extra 700 million will help them catch the next group that decides to organize from a cave half way around the globe and successfully attack the United States with airplanes.

Sarc off.

Milestones's picture

Yellowstone and Cheyenne Mtn. are probally a 1000 mles apart.       Miletones    

zuuma's picture

more like 375 miles apart.
"next door" out west.

Dapper Dan's picture



What ties together EMP with potential giant tsunami?

Looks like a change of plans, "we can not stop the asteroid so lets just save a few of us."

Advisors to NASA: Dump the asteroid mission and go to Mars orbit instead |

Shaznardickleze the Doon's picture

Or maybe it will be another "Pearl Harbor" where the government self inflicts a wound like blowing up the Hoover dam and all this Jade Helm bullshit is to control the masses. Then we can go attack some random fuck off place for the next 15 years for the sake of spreading democrazy.

BuddyEffed's picture

Could those Walmart stores were infected with something?

GetZeeGold's picture





It's's 300lbs women wearing spandex.....attacking.


With southern accents so can't even understand them.

HowdyDoody's picture

You say employees, I say employers.

Which is worse - bankers or terrorists's picture

"The number 7, when not used literally, signifies Divine completeness. "

If Wall Street was wiped out entirely, that would represent Divine completemess. 

NidStyles's picture

The number 7 appears 735 times in the actual scripture of the Bible. That is more than any other number.


"Know thy enemy..."  Sun Tzu


Mark my words here, right now. This September the markets will crash. The Zionists intend to take down the US this year. Esoteric numerology is a huge part of Yiddish Gysey culture, which is almost decisively a 'Jewish' Khazar thing.

I have not missed a call about what they are going to do in the past 5 years now. They will take down the US and start a war.


edit: I see that there are still believers here that think negging me will change the truth. Pope Leo X was very clear about the nature of the Bible. It's a fucking scam for control and rent seeking off the greater body politic.

Nostradumbass's picture

Gave you a down arrow just cuz you are so cocksure...

What you predict may come to pass but still...

NidStyles's picture

Understandable, but I still have to share it. If I am wrong then you can lament me for it, but I doubt that will be happening.


edit: I didn't neg you for it either.