Don’t mind the headlines.
Crippling sanctions, starving soldiers, and an antiquated, rickety military collectively push the idea of a concerted North Korean strike to the fringes of credibility.
Planners in Washington envision a more insidious threat: the untimely collapse of Kim Jong-un’s government.
Paul McLeary of Defense News posted today about a classified military wargame that played out the sudden collapse of North Korea and the immediate actions of the U.S. Military.
The Unified Quest war game conducted this [...]
Sinkholes are common where the rock below the land surface is limestone, carbonate rock, salt beds, or rocks that can naturally be dissolved by ground water circulating through them.
As the rock dissolves, spaces and caverns develop underground. Sinkholes are dramatic because the land usually stays intact for a while until the underground spaces just get too big.
If there is not enough support for the land above the spaces then [...]
leap2020.eu / January 16, 2013
Until now the course of the crisis has been accurately described according to the five phases identified by our team from May 2006 (GEAB n°5) and completed in February 2009 (GEAB n°32): release, acceleration, impact, decanting and global geopolitical dislocation, the last two stages developing simultaneously. In the last issues and in particular the GEAB n°70 (December 2012), we commented extensively on the ongoing processes of the [...]
by Monty Pelerin, American Thinker:
The disintegration of an economy and a society can take two courses. One course is like rust. It is slow and barely perceptible. The other is a sudden collapse. The first course, if left untended, eventually turns into the second.
The US economy is now rusting away. Arguably it has been for decades. For anyone interested in looking, the signs are there. They will soon become unavoidable for [...]
(NaturalNews) If you’re in California, you’re paying sky-high prices for gasoline this week. At some stations, prices are over $5 a gallon. But you might not be aware of why you’re paying this price. The answer may be more than a little disturbing: California’s energy infrastructure is so fragile that a power outage at a single gasoline refinery caused state-wide prices to skyrocket.
Yep, an Exxon Mobil refinery in Torrance was knocked offline [...]
I am curious…why everybody thinks and post as if the world will end? I see posts here from 2008 and wonder what are those people doing/thinking now, four years later…
I learned about what we call “peak oil” (that really encompasses financial breakdown, climate change, peak oil, etc.) back in January this year (2012). I have read a few books and follow some blogs, such as this, the Peak Oil Blues [...]
The president of Iceland sits in his study drinking tea from an immaculate china set.
“If a collapse in the financial sector can bring one of the most stable and secure democracies and political structures to his knees as happened in Iceland,” Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson says to me, “then what could it do in countries that have less stable democratic and political history?”
The tiny country is unique not only in its stunning [...]
By: Andy Xie
Japan is on an unsustainable path of a strong yen and deflation. The unprofitability of Japan’s major exporters and emerging trade deficits suggest that the end of this path is in sight. The transition from a strong to weak yen will likely be abrupt, involving a sudden and big devaluation of 30 to 40 percent. It will be a big shock to Japan’s neighbors and its distant competitors [...]
Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul: CNN reports that 13 states seek approval to issue money in preparation for a U.S. dollar collapse.
“In the event of hyperinflation, depression, or other economic calamity related to the breakdown of the Federal Reserve System … the State’s governmental finances and private economy will be thrown into chaos,” stated North Carolina Representative Glen Bradley in a bill he drafted in 2011. Get my next ALERT 100% FREE
Sensing that the [...]
by John Michael Greer
Iâ€™ve commented more than once in these essays on the gap in perception between history as it appears in textbooks and history as itâ€™s lived by people on the spot at the time. Thatâ€™s a gap worth watching, because the foreshortening of history that comes with living in the middle of it quite often gets in the way of figuring out a useful [...]
It appears that the event that sparked the rapid sell off at 14:42:44:075 was an immediate sale of approximately $125 million worth of June 2010 CME eMini futures contracts followed 25ms later by the immediate sale of over $100 million worth of the top ETF’s such as SPY, DIA, QQQQ, IVV, IWM, SDS, XLE, and EEM. Both the eMini and ETF sales were sudden and executed at prevailing bid [...]