Monday, December 27, 2010
Martial Law in America!
By Reginald Kaigler (DEMCAD)
I've hear many people talk about martial law in America and I've never fully understood what people meant by it. By martial law, I assume that most people are referring to a military takeover of legal jurisdiction within the United States. They are probably also referring to tanks and humvees rolling down the streets of towns to enforce a curfew. So I'm going to talk about the practicality of a nation wide martial law. If there is a major crisis that sends the entire country into chaos, it would highly unlikely that the U.S. military will be able to enforce a lock-down of the entire nation.
Even if the military manages to acquire all 1.5 million reserves and utilize 1 million of it's total 1.5 million personnel in the Navy, Army, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard, it would struggle to control 308-310 million citizens in a land mass of 9,161,966 sq km.
You can confirm these numbers by looking at the U.S. Census or CIA World fact book.
Even this scenario is incredibly optimistic, because it assumes that 100% of the national guard and Army reserves will show up when the dollar has crash and they're worried about their families. The 1.5 million number doesn't even factor in the fact that many of these people are overseas fighting (in Iraq and Afghanistan) and serving on one of the 700 military bases in 130 foreign countries. So if the dollar collapses and the nation erupts into chaos, will the military be able to ship them home quick enough? I doubt.
But let's say the military pulls off a miracle.
Youtube viewer caninecoach writes,
"Don't forget about the millions of Militarized Local and State police."
First of all, American law enforcement numbers are not as strong as some of you think. According to the BLS (bureau of Labor Statistics), there were only 883,600 law enforcement personnel in 2008. And that was before the financial collapse and subsequent layoffs in local departments across the nation. The number included detectives, managers, police and sheriff's patrol officers.
So when you add the 2,500,000 soldiers and the 883,000 law enforcement, you have a force of 3.3 million agents. This is less than one percent of America's highly-armed population. Most of these agents will be working logistics and support for handling prisoners, transportation, intelligence and supply. But this isn't even the biggest problem.
The police are used to dealing with people who are afraid of them and have something to lose. In a collapse scenario, the rioters will lack both characteristics. And the military will be poorly suited to police a populace that is desperation for resources. If the soldiers became violent against the population, they could divide the armed forces and spark a civil war. Moreover, Iraq and Afghanistan has shown us that the U.S. military is not invisible and that guerrilla warfare tactics can be deployed successfully against a high-tech army.
Personally, I wouldn't be interested in war of any kind. I don't like violence and I don't want to see people get hurt. But I feel strongly about my opinion and there are facts to back it up. It would be very difficult for the U.S. military to successfully implement martial law throughout the entire country at any given time. This would mean that they would have to secure hundred of thousands of neighborhoods, while securing all major airports, power stations, communication towers, water facilities, nuclear power plants, military bases, food distribution center, grocery stores, government official buildings and highways while keeping everyone in their homes after 6pm.
Bringing in foreign troops would problematic, because if the U.S. is in a panic, wouldn't the other countries that are so heavily tied to America also have their own problems. Plus, we know how well foreign occupations went in Afghanistan, Vietnam and Iraq.
In conclusion, a military lock-down of the entire country at any given time would be impossible with the assistance of foreign troops. Adding foreign troops would increase the manpower, but severely damage the credibility of the force. Such a situation would encourage more violence against the martial law force. The U.S. government may attempt to lock the country down, but it would end in failure and possibility set the stage for a civil war. Many people assume that the population's current malaise will mean little resistance to martial law, but they fail to understand human nature. If there is a crisis situation, your biggest danger maybe the people around you. World renowned trends researcher Gerald Celente said it best, "When people lose everything and have nothing to lose, they lose it."
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Friday, December 24, 2010
It's Christmas Eve and by now, it should be obvious that the writing is on the wall. It's just a matter of time until people will be forced to acknowledge it. You can bury your head in the sand, but it's not going to stop the coming tidal wave. Even CBS' 60 Minutes is reporting on the obvious. 'State Budgets - Day of Reckoning' is a summary of the deficit crises escalating. The only reason why they haven't completely collapsed is because they have been living off of the federal stimulus money. But the money is going and the jobs aren't coming.
The state governments have spent a half of trillion dollars more than they received in tax revenue and their pension funds are one trillion dollars underfunded. In Prichard, Alabama, the local government simply ran out of money and stopped issuing checks. It didn't matter that the state law required the town to pay the pension checks. The town was flat broke and there was no money. Retired fire fighters and cops found themselves in their 50s and 60s without an income.
Mimi Ash returned home from ski trip and discovered that the bank changed the locks and took everything she owned. I'm seeing extremely troubling patterns in unemployment, foreclosures and housing. One-third more Americans are living in multi-generational homes.
Translation: People are losing their financial independence.
We now have over 42.9 million Americans collecting unemployment and nearly 1/5 of the population unemployed. The OE2 (printing dollars) is only going to weaken the dollar and step the stage for an even greater crisis. As many of you know, I am a personality on Youtube and I have been warning people about this larger economic crisis for the last two years. I have been warning you guys about the inevitable collapse. If you are a causal reader or viewer, now is the time to stop and consider my words carefully.
The system is unsustainable and its collapse is inevitable. If you don't have water storage, grab every bottle you can full it with clean water. If you don't have any food storage, go to Walmart and buy a 25 pound bag of wheat, rice and Pinto beans. I also recommend black eye peas and Oatmeal, because you can use these supplies to create meals. You need to buy canned fruit (to mix with the oatmeal), canned soup and harsh beef to mix with the rice.
Legally buy a gun and learn how to use it. I recommend a shotgun. I recommend a pump action 12 GA, because they are dependable and cost effective. Look at the Mossberg 5000 and Remington 870. You may also want to get a 22lr rifle for hunting. Grab plenty of ammo and stop preparing now.
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Thursday, December 16, 2010
By Reginald Kaigler
It's that time of the year when I uncover my expectations for the upcoming year. My predictions are more like expectations, because I don't claim to be a psychic. I simply use current events to forecast (okay, guess) future trends. Before I talk about what I expect for 2011, let's take about my 2010 predictions. First, I was mostly wrong about the currency crisis escalating and I'm glad. I am not prepared for the currency crisis. I was wrong about the timing, but the current fiscal fiasco and reckless dollar printing by the Federal Reserve makes a currency crisis (most likely hyperinflation) inevitable. Because this currency crisis didn't unfold in 2010, my predictions of 400 banks failing, a FDIC bankruptcy, 12% U3 unemployment and $1,700 gold did not come to pass.
However, the recent QE2 by the Federal Reserve, the extreme deficits by the federal government (e.g. $150 Billion in November), the ever-expanding budget through legislation (e.g. ObamaCare) and fiscal insolvency of states (like California) pretty makes bakes a currency crisis in the cake.
Some of my predictions that came to pass were my expectation of a new found civilization, California receiving ballout cash from the federal government, gold and silver continuing to rise and the GOP gains in Congress. So tell me, did 2010 fulfill your expectations. I was wrong about a terrorist attack. That was more of a concern that a prediction. I think as long as the American people remain obedient, the government will not will threaten enough to use a false flag.
Predictions for 2011
As Gerald Celente says, current events form future trends.
Major Medical Breakthrough
In June 2010, U.S. government scientists claimed that they found a naturally occurring antibody that neutralizes 91% of HIV strains. This is by far the most successful antibody yet. They found it in a black gay man. Now, the scientists will have to find a way to help other people produce it. Other scientists believed that they have cured a man of HIV. The patient had both leukemia and HIV, but after a transplant form a donor with a rare mutation in a gene that increases immunity, he has been declared to be cured.
So I expect a major medical breakthrough in HIV, Cancer or Alzheimer's disease. It will be the basis for a cure.
Docs Claim Transplant Cured Man of HIV, But Experts Urge Caution
Advance in Quest for HIV Vaccine
John Williams (or Shadowstats.com) is not only predicting hyperinflation, but major price increases in 2011. That is not surprise, giving the continued rise in food, precious and oil prices. If the dollar crisis hits full speed in 2011, we will see at least 300 banks fail, a FDIC bailout or bankruptcy, unemployment soar (12% U3 and 19% U6) and states defaulting on their debt. A currency break would creates chaos and lead to a spike in crime. I'm expecting a 5% increase in violent crime.
So here's the list of what I expect in 2011.
Euro Crisis Escalates
At least one country will quit Eurozone: Ireland, Greece and Portugal
Revolution in Europe, but not America
Gold will hit $1,700/oz
Silver will hit $40/oz
Oil will hit $129/barrel
California will default on debt or receive a federal bailout
300 U.S. banks fail
Major surge in food prices
U.S. Unemployment will hit 19% U6 (12% U3)
Violent Crime increase by 5% in U.S.
Major Medical Breakthrough (Alzheimer’s Disease or Cancer)
Major breakthrough in nuclear fusion or advanced solar energy
Major Female Artist has a Breakout Year (singer and song-writer)
Los Angeles Lakers will be champs, again!
The world will not end on December 21, 2012
Germany will emerge as an economic and military superpower by 2025
Brazil will be a very powerful world power
Would do you expect for the year 2011?
Friday, December 10, 2010
By Reginald Kaigler
Hyperinflation Within Two Months!
Most of you know that John Williams (webmaster of Shadow Government Statistics) has been predicting a hyper-inflationary event in America for awhile. But after John's latest interview, I'm more convinced than ever. He's expecting the beginning of a hyperinflation depression in America. He also believes that prices in food and gas will soar within the next couple of months.
The debt has become unmanageable, the government refuses to address the biggest problems and our decades of foolish monetary policy will lead to an inevitable collapse.
"The economy is still turning down. The solvency crisis is getting worse. The fed is already into qualitative easing 2. And you're beginning to see the effects of inflation from there. And that will eventually evolve into hyperinflation."
I hope I have more time, because I'm not ready for a dollar crisis and I've been preparing for awhile.
Barack Obama is embarrassing!
In other news, Barrack Obama embarrassed himself again when he ditched Bill Clinton at a press conference about his tax deal with Republicans. House Democrats rejected the deal that would extend unemployment benefits for 13 months, while passing all of Bush's tax cuts. Obama excused himself, by saying that he didn't want to keep his wife waiting. He just dipped out.
It was one of the most telling moments of his president, because you couldn't help but wonder how much better off we would be with a more competent president. Is this guy even taking the job seriously?
Does he even care?
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Precious metals investment advisor and author ("Guide to Investing in Gold and Silver") Mike Maloney provided some much needed commentary about the current economic crisis. Maloney predicted that Ben Bernanke would overreact to the initial crisis (a threat of deflation) but creating massive inflation. Now, Maloney is convinced that we are seeing this inflation in the stock market. But the big question is when will we see the inflation in other areas such as food. Obviously, we're experiencing inflation in food, but it's nothing compared to the hyperinflation I expected to occur this year.
Interesting enough, Maloney predicted a stock market bounce. He also correctly predicted that the rally will be lead by the banks. In his new video, he explained that we are experiencing monetary deflation (a contraction in M3). So in essence, Mike thinks that we will experience deflation, Bernanke will continue to over-react and print us into hyperinflation.
"All bubbles pop...we are in a credit bubble."
His book "Guide to Investing in Gold and Silver" is mostly a historical look at monetary policy.
"I believe now is the time to get out of the stock market."
SO is this guy just hyping gold and silver, or is he on to something?
Visit Mike Maloney
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
The unemployment situation is in this country is hitting critical mass. Obama and the Republicans were wise to extend unemployment benefits this week. Not that the extension will help solve the problem, but it will give the federal government more time to deal with the inevitable riots and civil unrest that will follow a complete system breakdown. Many people have argued that the United States is dealing with a deflationary cycle, but anyone who has gone to the gas pump, paid a heating bill or purchased groceries would have seen a spike in prices. Simply put, the price for he crap you don't need (TVs, video game consoles and luxury goods) have gone down, while the prices of the things you do need (food, water and energy), have gone up.
I've seen a big spike in my water bill, groceries and gas. The unemployment situation is getting worse and given the recent disappointing job numbers, it's likely to get worse. according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U3 unemployment rose to 9.8% in November. More importantly, the more realistic measure stayed at 17% of the population. Almost one-fifth of the population is unemployed, a record 41.8 million people on food stamps,
The government is projecting that an average of 43.3 million people will be on food stamps in the new year that began in Oct, 2010. Sure, many companies claim that they will hire a lot more people for season jobs this holiday season, but you need jobs to get customers with actual money. If there are no jobs, hiring more seasonal people will not help. Sure, the people with seasonal jobs will have more money to spend, but if they are working a seasonal job, they aren't likely to be in a position to spend a lot of money on junk.
The overall situation will not improve. In fact, the Federal Reserve's continued dollar printing fest will only make things worse as the food stamp funds buy less and less food because of the dollar devaluation. It also means that your income will produce less and less for your family, which will further contract the economy.
Take a look at the chart below, retailers supposedly hired three times as much people in October for seasonal jobs than they did last year. This is a huge increase that shows that the retailers are much more optimistic. Why are they so optimistic. Last October, the U3 unemployment rate reached 10.2%. Now, it's down to 9.8%. It's a difference, not not enough to justify a three fold increase in hiring. So if these companies really are hiring like crazy and we have 43 million people collecting food stamps, how in the hell are they going to get a massive boast in sales.
Where the hell are the jobs? If you don't have any money, you probably won't be buying much. If the companies are hiring as much as Challenger, Gray & Christmas claims, this January will be an even bigger disappointment, because they spent so much on hiring temps and the customers didn't buy much more. But here's what I think is going on. The companies are trying a different strategy. They are doing most of their hiring early and cutting throughout the holiday season in response to demand. They are learning that it is cheaper to hiring more people now to train properly than to hire and train during a busy season.
Jobless rate rises to 9.8% in November
Food Stamp Recipients at Record 41.8 Million Americans in July, U.S. Says
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Let's get real about the Wikileaks project. Nobody is going to lose their life because of these leaks. The government claimed that the release of the government documents will put people's lives at risk. The State Department Legal Adviser Harold Hongju Koh claimed,
"it would "place at risk the lives of countless individuals."
Really? This is the same government that lied to the American people about weapons of mass destruction to start an unnecessary war in Iraq. The same government that caused the deaths of thousands of U.S. service people, hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths and hundreds of billions of dollars of debt fighting an unjust war in the Middle East.
The same government that lied about how many jobs were created by the stimulus package. The same government that lied about the storage of images taken from full body scanners.
Why would anyone in their right mind believe this government?
Gerald Celente went on FOX News to debate the corporate owned government cheerleaders.
I have been very suspicious of Wikileaks, but not for the reasons that the cable TV hacks are criticizing it. I don't view Wikileaks as a credible threat to the establishment. If the CIA didn't want these cables released, I highly doubt that we would be reading them.