Friday, August 16, 2013
The Great Disconnect and We're in Trouble
I am about half tempted to raise the prep level once again to 5. We are at a dangerous place right now my friends very dangerous indeed.
We currently have two carrier groups steaming around the Mid East. All our politicians seem to be on whatever side the majority of American's are not on in any given situation across this globe. The National debt has not been updated for over a month because it will show how far over the so called legal debt ceiling we have reached and financial numbers are beginning to crack and let reality show through.
The great disconnect we been living under for some four or five years now is poised to reset itself and could get ugly at the drop of a hat. We could wake up tomorrow and be in a collapse so I hope all the preps you need are in place.
Then again things could stay this way for a while as well. It's hard to say but one thing seems certain. The illusion is getting harder and harder to keep going.
Wal-Mart's numbers coming out today is a prime example of the disconnect I have been talking about for years.
I can drive fifty or so miles out West of the Small-Hold and enter a community that has never stopped growing throughout this entire decline. It is going strong, plenty of low end jobs and even still building everything from office space to big Mc Mansions. How can this be you might ask. Well it's simple it's a big college town. As much the top end of the great disconnect as the Beltway back East. All that education money and secure salaries and pensions has kept this town booming while fifty miles in any direction the story reads quite differently and Wal-Mart's chart below shows it.
The great disconnect my friends.
Precious metals are rising again and it is just possible the veil maybe actually slipping for all to see this time. The real consumers, those 70% or more that are beyond the sphere of government spending are dying. The economy may look good where you are at but I assure you it is a very small number of bubbles in a sea of decline and the waves are rising. Fast.
Just like the dry river beds I used to explore out in New Mexico after a rain. There are pools here and there that have no clue that three feet away their end is coming hard.
Keep in mind as a country the US is down 65% in oil consumption since the peak in 2006. 65%!!! I don't care how any government agency spins it we cannot have economic growth of any kind and be down 65% in oil consumption without seeing dramatic new alternative energy being used. It is just not possible.
We maybe right at the breaking point tonight.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!