retail ømegeddon

friday, march 8th, 2013

if the economy is improving, then why are many of the largest retail chains in America closing hundreds of stores?

When I was growing up in the 50s, Sears & Roebuck, Montgomery Ward were the national "big guy" retail stores, with highly-anticipated monthly printed catalogs. Their brick and mortar stores were ubiquitous and huge. Marshall Field, Macy's and a host of regional stores soon followed their successful business model.

In the later years – 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s – K-Mart, Wal-Mart, Lord & Taylor, Abercrombe & Fitch, Barney's, Saks, Bloomingdale's, Nordstroms, J.C. Penney, Best Buy, Radio Shack, Borders, Circuit City, Target, Macy's, Kohl's, Staples were all considered to be unstoppable retail powerhouses.

But now it is being projected that all of those still standing, will close hundreds, if not thousands of stores before the end of 2013 or mid-2014. Even venerable Wal-Mart is running into problems. A recent internal Wal-Mart memo that was leaked to Bloomberg described February sales as a "total disaster".

So why is this happening? Why are major retail chains all over America collapsing? Is the "Retail ∅pocalypse" upon us, now? Well, the truth is that this is just another sign that the US Economy is falling apart right in front of our eyes. A negligible 0.1% GDP growth in 4th Qtr 2012 might indicate that. That's not even considered "economic growth". Both personal and corporate incomes are rapidly-declining, personal and corporate taxes are going-up, government dependence is at an all-time high, and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the percentage of the US labor force that is employed, has been steadily-falling since 2006. All bad omens.

The top 10% of all income earners in the US are still doing very well, but most US consumers are either flat broke or are drowning in personal debt. The large disposable incomes that the big retail chains have depended upon in the past simply are not there anymore. So retail chains all over the United States are now closing up unprofitable stores. This is especially true in low income areas. Just makes good business sense to close-down losing operation, regardless of where they're located.

When you step back and take a look at the bigger picture, the rapid decline of some of our largest retail chains really is beyond stunning. It's dumbfounding.

It is happening already in some areas, but soon half-empty/completely-empty malls and boarded-up storefronts will largely litter the landscapes of cities all over America. I see it every day, during my travels, and conversations with realtors and auctioneers.

Here are just a very, very few of these store closing numbers for 2013. Count on many more to slop-over into 2014. It isn't over by a long shot. These initial numbers are from a recent Yahoo Finance article:

• Best Buy – Forecast store closings: 200 to 250.

• Sears Holding Corp. – Forecast store closings: Kmart 175 to 225, Sears 100 to 125.

• J.C. Penney – Forecast store closings: 300 to 350.

• Office Depot – Forecast store closings: 125 to 150.

• Barnes & Noble – Forecast store closings: 190 to 240, per company comments.

• Gamestop – Forecast store closings: 500 to 600.

• OfficeMax – Forecast store closings: 150 to 175.

• Radio Shack – Forecast store closings: 450 to 550.

• Old Navy reduced its store size after parent company Gap Inc. announced its plans to remove 1 million square feet from US Old Navy stores in October 2011.

• At the same time, Gap Inc. also announced its plans to reduce the number of Gap stores in the United States to 700 by 2013, creating a "smaller, healthier specialty store fleet," the company said in a statement last year.

The three Radio Shacks are in nearby towns near where I live, in York, PA, are still in business with no discernible plans to close or consolidate, as yet.

But the truth is that those store closings are not the entire story. When you dig deeper you find a lot more retailers that are in trouble.

For example, Blockbuster recently announced that this year they will be closing about 300 stores and eliminating about 3,000 jobs.

J.C. Penney is an unmitigated financial and merchandising disaster, trying to fix itself in ways which are simply unfixable. By hiring shit-for-brains Ron Johnson, lowlife-idiot and moron of Apple's retail operations, as CEO, sealed its fate as a unfriendly "family-oriented" store. It will never recover. Goodbye and good riddance, JCP!

Toy manufacturer Hasbro recently announced that they will be reducing the size of their workforce by about 10-11%.

Even Wal-Mart is going through a tough stretch right now. According to documents that were leaked to Bloomberg, Wal-Mart is having an absolutely disastrous February...

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. had the worst sales start to a month in seven years as payroll-tax increases hit shoppers already battling a slow economy, according to internal e-mails obtained by Bloomberg News.

"In case you haven't been privy to see a corporate sales report these days, February mid-sales are a total disaster," Jerry Murray, Wal-Mart's VP of finance and logistics, said in a Feb. 12th e-mail to other executives, referring to month-to-date sales. "This is the worst start to a month I have seen in my nearly 7 years with the company".

So what in the world is going on here?

The mainstream media continues to proclaim that we are experiencing a robust "economic recovery", but at the same time there are a whole host of indications that things are continually getting worse.

Even global cell phone sales actually declined slightly in 2012. That was the first time that has happened since the last recession.

Perhaps it is time that we faced the truth. The middle class is disappearing, not just shrinking, incomes are declining fast with every paycheck, and there are not nearly as many jobs as there used to be. All ominous signs for the retail world.

Mort Zuckerman pointed this out in a recent article in the "Wall Street Journal".

The US labor market, which peaked in November 2007 when there were 139,143,000 jobs, now encompasses only 132,705,000 workers, a drop of 6.4 million jobs from the peak. The only work that has increased is part-time, and that is because it allows employers to reduce costs through a diminished benefit package or none at all.

So how can the mainstream media be talking about how "good" things are if we still have 6.4 million fewer jobs than we had back in November 2007?

And sadly, things may soon be getting a lot worse. If Congress does not do anything about the "sequester", millions of federal workers may shortly be facing some very painful furloughs according to CNN.

Federal workers could start facing furloughs as early as April, according to federal agencies trying to prepare for the worst.

Unless the corrupt, criminal US Congress steps-in, some $85 billion in massive spending reductions will hit the federal government, doling out furloughs to much of the nation's 2.1 million federal workforce, experts say.

If you still live in an area of the country where the stores and the restaurants are booming, you should be very thankful because that is not the reality for most of the country.

I often note about the stunning disparity of economic decline of major cities such as Detroit, Trenton, Newark, Cleveland, etc, but there are huge sections of rural America that are in even worse shape than Detroit in many ways. Ever hear of the Appalachia region?

It is hard to believe that there are places like that in America, but the truth is that conditions like that are spreading to more US communities with each passing day.

We are a nation that is in a greatly advanced state of decline. But as long as the public financial markets are "okay", our leaders don't seem too concerned about the suffering that everyone else is going through.

Can you see what's happening, yet? It's a US Gov't-sanctioned and approved ***MASSIVE***Ponzi Scheme & Scam.

As long as the "stock market" is moving higher that 14,000, they think that everything is just fine and dandy.

And what does the criminal ∅scumbag&Co administration think and do about all of these retail sector problems?

They continue to pursue the same policies that got us into this mess. They could give a flying rat's rearend.

Their idea of "economic reform" is to threaten to sue businesses that do not hire ex-convicts.

And of course now that ∅scumbag&Co has been re-elected he is putting a tremendous amount of effort into "stimulating the economy". His stimulation has the net effect of transforming The United States into a steaming pile of dog crap.

For example, ∅scumbag&Co spent this weekend golfing in Florida, and his grifting, racist, hate-America ∅scumbag 3 Bitches recently spent about 20 million taxpayer dollars vacationing in Hawaii. Nice huh, when millions of Americans are sitting around their formica kitchen tables, with an empty checkbook, trying to figure out what do next to save themselves from sliding into abject poverty.

Meanwhile, the US economy is getting exponentially-worse with each passing day, week and month.

If you even doubt that economic conditions are getting worse, just read this: ""Anyone That Believes That 'Things Are Getting Better' In America".

When you look at the cold, hard numbers, it is undeniable what is happening to America. We're crashing economically.

And our pathetic excuses for "leaders" are not doing anything to fix our problems. In fact, most of the time they are just making things worse.

Their blatant dishonesty, culpability and criminality is widespread and jaw-dropping.

Barry ∅scumbag is a proven psychotic, sociopathic, serial liar, and is actively destroying America. He's doing everything

he can to maximize the pain of the over-hyped, bullcrap sequestration cuts. ∅scumbag just can't stop lying to America. The corrupt, criminal media cover for him, and the leftist idiots keep re-electing him.

Barry ∅scumbag is the most worthless, unqualified, lowlife, clown car POS, with a highly-dysfunctional family of dirtbags, grifters and racists, that this Nation's ever seen.

So strap yourself-in and "get prepared" for what's coming. We are in for very bumpy ride, as more and more people become poor under the guise of wealth redistribution, and this is only just the beginning of American Socialism. The next 4 years will be pure, absolute, unadulterated Hell.

Meanwhile, The US Debt Clock ticks merrily-along on our Nation's economic road-to-collapse. I can't even wrap my mind around such negative numbers.

A Day In The Life

I slept-in until 8:15 on Monday Morning, turned-up he heat to 77°F, grabbed my warm Turkish Bathrobe, made Fresh-Squeezed OJ w/ lots of pulp, my new fresh-ground, an amazing new brand of coffee, rich black bean coffee, Soft-Boiled Eggs w/ Toast in a bowl, and more coffee. I needed to leave for Stewartstown in Southern York County, some 20 miles south, to p/u 4 ready BP Rxs at Rite Aid, stop and check the GC&N Complex, which now had an "Auction Fri April 1st, 2013" sign on it, and get back to make a final decision on switching car insurance. Not to mention some more work on the wood flood crack scraping. I left at 9:30am.

The ride was busy for a Friday morning, but uneventful, I did what was needed, made a few extra stops, and was home by 11am. After reviewing the two competing policies one last time, I chose my

long-time Penn National Ins Co to handle it, and notified Laurie, the Ins Co Agent, who said it would go into effect on friday, March 8th. Then, I could drop the GC&N coverage, since the 2002 Jeep would now be re-titled to me, instead of to the company. My large box of Allen Bros 8oz Filet Mignon Steaks & 6oz Steakburgers arrived via UPS around 1pm, so I unpacked it into the garage freezer. I called Dad and talked for a while, and got back to the 1st Qtr Condo Revised Budget paperwork. I caught-up on several the morning's missed Chris Plante Show Podcasts, until 5:30pm. Uh-oh, we might finally be getting a real snowstorm, next week. I skipped lunch and dinner and picked-up the Mark Levin Show, on from 6-9pm, watched some news and next week's weather forecasts, which weren't looking real good. After a good hour of a towel-wrapped ice-pak on my lower back and left hip, I called it quits for the day.

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I slept-in until 8:15am on Saturday, made Del Monte® Red Grapefruit Sections, killer coffee and skipped the cold

cereal and fruit. My back and left hip seemed okay this morning, since I'd used dual, towel-wrapped, ice-paks late into the evening, and could still feel their effect. Plus, the night's heating blanket warmth provided some alternative 'therapy' to the cold-paks. At a cold and cloudy 30°F, I kept the Condo closed-up, instead of usually opening the front door to let light in, until I got dressed, felt a little more warm and began working on the floor boards, again. Scanning the weather and news sites, I drew-up a quick, lean Sunday-Monday food shopping list, to prep for some extra essentials, like Marlboros. Heh.

After calling Dad and re-reviewing the coming week's Jeep's expected re-insurance and re-titlement, I decided to go over and visit him tomorrow after Sunday food shopping, making sure I get things for him for the coming "Mega-Blizzard of 2013", or whatever happens on Wednesday-Thursday. I'm well-stocked, except for smokes. My left hip was bothering me so I decided not to spend too much time of the floor work. I miss the 325mg adult aspirin – it's the only non-narcotic pain killer that ever really worked for me – but upon Dr's orders, it's now a "no-no". I'll give it a break for now. I listened to missed Chris Plante Podcasts, Michael Berry Podcasts and Mark Levin Podcasts, for the day, while doing computer work. No appetite due to hip pain, so I skipped both breakfast and lunch. I used the towel-wrapped cold-pak for most of the day, and that helped somewhat. After listening to some 70s & 80s Pink Floyd and Bob Seeger on my 5.1 Surround-Sound, I packed it around 10:30pm. I needed to go food shopping and visit Dad tomorow. Plus do some more floor work.

I also slept-in on Sunday, until 7am, had a Croissant and coffee, reset the Win-7 Pro Back-Up/Restore Scheduler to 8am, and just scanned the news and weather sites until it started. Then, after shutting-down all other apps, I collected the week's mail from the CHCA community mailbox, and went food shopping at Weis Market, in East York. The roads and stores are still uncluttered, then, so no

need to leave at 7am, anymore, as I used to. I finished my Weis Market shopping, in 25-30mins, and left for Dad's, sine it was already 10am. I had some groceries to drop-off at his house, in case the Wed-Thu Blizzard nailed us, and he might not be able to get out to the store for a few days. We talked for a while and I helped him with some glitches in computer software, set-up his Back-Up/Restore schedule and ran Free MalwareBytes to check for any accumulated malware etc on his machine: clean. I left at 12:15pm, headed home, unpacked and put the Jeep away for the upcoming cold night. My left hip was thumping, so I wrapped the ice-pak in a towel, eschewed any floor work for the day, and rested on the LR couch for the afternoon. There are plenty more days ahead before Spring arrives, and I change-out the storm-to-screen doors, and can apply the "Wood Preen" product in a well-ventilated Condo, so I don't blow myself and the place up.

On the morning's trip, I saw that gas prices at-the-pump had increased only 4¢, since Friday (3/01): Unleaded Regular (87 oct) is now at $3.59/gal, Unleaded Premium (89oct) is at $3.69/gal, Premium (93 oct) is still $3.89/gal, with Diesel Fuel/Kerosene dropping to $4.09/gal, at most stations, in the York (PA) area.

With my appetite slowly returning, I made a Bacon Cheddar-Cheeseburger w/ Fries, and Bush's Baked Beans, for lunch. I went thru the week's mail, notably the new car insurance application for Penn National, which need to be filled-out, copied, a single-payment premium check written for and be submitted by Friday, April 15th. It's a HUGE application and will take several hours to complete, copy at Dad's, and notify the former car insurance carrier that they're canceled, and that the accompanying insurance card can now allow me to re-title the 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I also got a 3½% rate increase (surprise) in my monthly healthcare premium from Geisinger HealthCare Corp, good until 12/31/13. God only knows what'll happen to it all after that date, in 2014. Plus, lots of other bills to put into the hopper, to get paid.

With my hip aching, I put a cold-pak on it, lit a fire at 4pm and laid down on the LR couch for a few hours to rest and sleep-off the meal, and woke at 6:30pm. "Gun Talk Radio" came on from 8-11pm, and I packed it in for the night. Busy week ahead; tomorrow's laundry day, bank deposits,and shirt drop-offs at the cleaners; Tuesday's a trip to the GC&N with Hellam Twp to purchase more trees and shrubs, and who knows "what" the forecast "Wed-Thu Blizzard" will bring, for weather? Plus, I've got all that auto insurance/re-titlement paperwork to get done by next Friday.

By 6:30am on Monday, a ***WINTER STORM ADVISORY*** had been posted for this area, and comparisons to past blizzards ("Ash Wednesday Blizzard of 1962", etc) were flying all over the place. I have 8 weather sites on Opera's "Speed Dial" and they all were reporting the same thing: SNOW and lots of it! I had OJ and coffee, skipped breakfast, showered, started the laundry loads, gathered my bundle of shirts and bank deposits, and left at 8:45am to get some errands done. It was a sunny 35°F day, with a stiff, cold wind blowing from the west. The

Blizzard weather was definitely on its way. After getting home, I started-in on the multi-page Penn National Ins Co questionnaire, which took just over 3½hrs to complete. I called Dad to check on him and his supplies, just in case we get hit hard. By 3:30pm, I was nodding-off, lit a fire, and took a brief snooze on the couch.

I skipped lunch, had some red grapes and a Chicken Parmesan Sandwich w/ Hot Cheddar Cheese & Fries for dinner at 5:30pm, and picked-up the Mark Levin Show, on from 6-9pm, watched some news and heavy, wet snow forecasts, which weren't looking real good. After a good hour of a towel-wrapped ice-pak on my lower back and left hip, I called it quits for the day, around 10pm. I could sleep-in tomorow a little late, since my cleaning ladies would be doing Dad's house first, and I planned to leave later-than-usual, around 9:45am, to pick-up the Hellam Twp Roadmaster, to purchase more plant material, down at the GC&N Complex. I was also to meet Rev Tom Shelley there, so he could choose some more donations for his lovely Zion (Shaffer's) United Lutheran Church.

Damn, I woke-up at 3:30am on Tuesday, drenched in sweat, and my left hip was aching badly, and felt sick. After opening-up the freshly-laundered bed to let it dry and air-out, I really needed some 325mg aspirin, but didn't take any, because of this crap. I felt sick from the Chicken Parmesan Sandwich, so I stayed very near the bathroom for the next few hours. I couldn't get back to sleep, no matter how I tried. I had a slight fever – 99.7°F – so I stayed-up, made coffee and scanned the weather and news sites. 23°F and clear, so far. Sun coming-up at 6:25am. All sites now had a ***WINTER STORM WATCH*** posted and it looked like we'd take a significant "moisture hit", too, this time. I used the towel-wrapped, cold-pak on my left hip, and that helped somewhat. I canceled my 2 GC&N appointments, and will reschedule them both

in a week or two, after the snow melts, and the fields were passable. Once I'm up and walking around, I'm okay, but after sitting for any longer than 20-30mins, the pain returns when I get up to move around, but quickly abates. I need to walk more and sit less, I guess. After 38yrs with that bullet inside, I'd be very surprised if that's the problem.

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Joanne, my cleaning lady arrived at 8:30am, having had to skip Dad's house cleaning for the day, due to her cleaning partner, Rhonda, also being sick, so she spent the better part of 3hrs here. With Rhonda, it takes the both of them less than 2hrs to clean. I was feeling better since getting the Chicken-Parmesan "out of my system", ate some Jell-O and grapes, which was all I could keep down. By 12noon, weather sites had posted ***WINTER STORM WARNINGS*** everywhere, and hundreds of out-of-state utility crews were heading in this direction. While she worked on cleaning the Condo, I spent 2hr scraping floor board cracks, vacuuming the dirt, then used a stiff floor brush in a warm water/ vinegar solution, scrubbing the entire floor, closet and powder room while I changed the bucket's dirty water 6x, until the floor was 5-6 shades lighter, and looked 100% better than before. Ouch! My hip and back were screaming from being so contorted, working on the floor, but I didn't give a

crap! It was worth it to finally get it done. Once I get the "Wood Preen" applied and buffed in the Spring, it'll look like a totally new floor.

In between other projects, I kept watching The Blizzard's steady progress until around 10pm, and finally gave-up, needing serious sleep and hip/back rest. Both Dad and I were well-stocked-up with provisions for days – other than the loss of power – in case the storm stuck around and got worse than expected, and if the crew got the roads cleared-up, I'd head over to his house and help get the snow cleared from his driveways, sidewalks and porches. We'll see what happens tomorrow.

I was up and semi-awake again at 3:30am on Wednesday, after a weird dream about the "future of the Nation" and decided to check the weather sites, before going back to sleep for a few more hours. The weather maps showed snow-snow-snow, and it was coming-down heavily, outside. I grabbed my über-warm Turkish Bathrobe, turned-up the heat, had some Fresh-Squeezed OJ w/ lots of pulp, and scanned more overloaded weather websites: same dire predictions of 4-8" of wet, heavy snow. I left the Condo alarm system on, and just looked through the windows at the storm's building ferocity.

We were in the beginning throes of it by now, and from comparing the weather maps, it looked like we'd get finally a decent load of the white stuff, after 3-4 neat-hits earlier in the Winter. More dire predictions. I made a Grilled Ham, Swiss, Tomato, Lettuce, Sliced Pepper, Egg & Olive Salad on Rye Bread Sandwich, went back to sleep around 4:15am, and the snow was coming down even faster. And horizontally, due to the 35-45mph winds.

I got back up at 8:15am, turned-up the heat to 77°F, grabbed my warm Turkish Robe, made OJ, coffee and skipped breakfast, still full from my "early morning sandwich". 33-34°F. The snow had changed-over to a rain-mix by then, turning much of it all to slush, and it looked like we'd only gotten 1-2" so far. Hardly the "blizzard" amounts forecast. Schools are closed, local/state/federal government offices are shut-down, thousands of airline flights canceled, minor road accidents everywhere, and many businesses are also closed. After calling Dad to talk for a while, I decided to also stay-in for the day and get some more paperwork done. By 12:45pm, the snow had picked-back-up, and was coming down harder than ever. Yet temps were still in the 34-35°F range and not much was sticking to the slushy roads; grassy areas were the exception. By 4:15, all ***SNOW ADVISORIES*** & ***WINTER STORM WARNINGS*** had been canceled/terminated and it was just cold rainfall. ***FLOOD WATCHES**** were quickly posted for low-lying areas but that didn't effect Dad, me or the business, in any way. All in all, much ado again, about much of nothing at all. Yawn. By 6pm, I listened to the Mark Levin Show, on from 6-9pm, and briefly watched some news before calling it a day at 10pm.

I was up at 6am on Thursday, made OJ, coffee and Quaker® Instant Original Oatmeal, and began re-reviewing the new auto

insurance application, since it was going to get mailed-in today, after I multiple-copied it with Dad's trusty HP copier. I needed to go over to his house and review it, plus some other paperwork, and get that into the mail, too. Deadlines were already approaching next mid-week, and I hate to get backed-up against a wall. Sooner is always better. I also needed to go down to the title service company in Felton, and switch the Jeep's title and get new license plates issued, but I put that off until Monday. My hip was hurting and I needed to get back home and get the ice-pak on it. I left at 11am. There were also some GC&N appointments to reset, since I had to cancel Tuesday's 2 mtgs. Those I could do by phone, from home, while resting my hip. I made a Sliced Steak Sandwich & Fries, for lunch, laid-down on the LR couch for a couple of hours, while listening to Rush. Even with a Pendleton® Woolen Shirt, Condo heat turned-up to 77°F and wrapped in an afghan, I was shivering. I had a PB&J Sandwich as the Mark Levin Show, came on from 6-9pm, and briefly watched some CATV before going up to bed. I put up the "Public Auction Notice" on my old's website, including the 3 scheduled Open House Days.

Tomorrow starts a new week in the "Journal", and it's a "make-up week" for canceled meetings, appointments and new errands.

DST is coming up: turn your clocks ahead 1-hour on Sunday night.

You Own It, demokkkRATs!

ongratulations to the asswipe demokkkRATs, irrelevant "Free Shit!" minorities and stupid young people on the Truly-Shitty Economy you've created and inherited. You now own it 100%, and you can't blame Bush, anymore. Bathhouse Barry ∅bummer did it all by himself. You voted for it, dumbassed idiots. Time to suffer with the rest of us, as your actions have dire consequences for the entire country. Nice going, low-information voter morons.

The next terrorist attack, you own it.

Can't get a job after graduation, you own it.

Sky-rocketing energy prices due to ∅bummer's corrupt EPA shutting down the energy producing states, you own it.

A nuclear Iran, you own it.

Bowing to Russia, you own it.

Another severe recession, you own it.

A volatile border with Mexico, you own it.

Trouble getting good health care, you own it.

Higher health insurance costs and health care costs, you own it.

∅bummer voter

No budget, you own it.

Our allies mistrust us, you own it.

Another trillion-plus of debt, you own it.

More Benghazi Massacre situations, you own it.

No one willing to join the military, you own it.

Trouble getting a loan to buy a home, you own it.

More dependency on food stamps, you own it.

Trouble finding good employment, you own it.

Several part time jobs instead of one good job, you own it.

A One-World Government, you own it.

The UN governing the United States, instead of us governing ourselves, you own it.

A Senate that will not bring any legislation to the table, even if it is "Dead On Arrival", you own it.

China controlling our world trade, trampling all over us, you own it.

Loss of our freedoms as we have known them in the past, you own it.

A dictatorship, instead of a democracy that follows the Constitution, you own it.

Less take home pay and higher living costs, you own it.

Driving a car that looks like a child's toy, you own it.

Unending islamic shitfilth wars in the Middle East and Africa, you own it.

More government corruption and lies, you own it.

More toleration of extreme, fanatical and subhuman islamo-nazi fascist filth, you own it.

Terrorist attacks called "workplace violence incidents", you own it.

Your "revenge" instead of love of country, you own it.

President George W Bush is out of it now, and there is not another good man for you to villify and lie about.

Shit-for-brains, ∅bummer-asshole is a liar, traitor, racist, muslim, coward, bathhouse fag and doper, can't take responsibility for the damage he's inflicted upon America. It's 100% his fault. Prove me wrong, anyone!

In a way, I am relieved that another good man will not be blamed when it becomes impossible to clean-up this mess that YOU voted for. Yes, moronic ∅bummer-asshole idiots: YOU!

Your TSHTF Survival

Are you truly ready for when, not if, TSHTF (The Shit Hits The Fan). And a lot of my "Journal" Readers have emailed and called me to discuss what preparations they should take for that "coming awful event". Believe me, "it" IS coming. Based upon what's happening around the world and here in the US, I have a terrible, terrible *gut feeling* that TSWHTF (The Shit Will Hit The Fan), sometime in late-2012 or in early-2013. Don't ask why; I just do.

First, Israel is preparing for war, after being attacked for years on many fronts, and not fighting back as she should have. This war will truly have "Biblical implications" around the world. The Middle East is rapidly-collapsing under the subhuman, murderous muslim/islamic riots (muslim Brotherhood) and rule ("arab Spring"), with world crude oil prices projected to hit $200+/bbl, or even higher into the $300-$400 range,

Europe is on the verge of insolvency and collapse, no thanks in great part to Germany, teetering-and-tottering Asia and South America will quickly-follow, then comes the downfall of Canada, and The USA won't be far behind, in late 2012 and into 2013. Watch this video; be sure you're sitting-down, and don't have any food or liquid in your mouth upon which to choke.

Just Google "survival" and see what comes-up. Damned-near everything you ever wanted to know how to prepare for this for-sure-coming "hellish holocaust", some of it in easy-to-download *.PDF format. Tens-of-thousands of websites are devoted to the topic of "survival". Do the same with "You Tube", and watch the thousands of videos. This is *NOT The Phony Y2K Crappola*; this is for real. I said numerous times that Y2K was a waste of time and money to prepare for, and that came true. I'm reading that "survival stores" are reporting a huge upswing in sales and preparations, and for good reason.

I'm also one of the very, very few who "predicted a 9-11 type event", 2 years and 8 months before it happened. Read down that "Journal" entry to the "Scary Stuff" section, and it was done by the subhuman, murderous muslim/islamic shit/filth/trash, NOT the US Gov't as some morons and idiots (Alex Jones & Co), have and still It's interesting you mention when an old paradigm dies and a new one takes its place. There are people who are still connected to the old one and can't conceive of life without that old paradigm. I think you saw that in the Great Depression. A lot of people never recovered from it because once that hit it was the end of their lives. claim. Need I say more about those certifiable and murderous, subhuman muslim/islamist wackos who are determined to kill all of us Proud Infidels?

Am I an "conspiracy alarmist" or one of those "crazed survivalists", sequestered in a Montana, Idaho, Utah or Wyoming compound or bunker? Not hardly; I'm simply in mid-State Pennsylvania, an Eagle Scout, Class of November 23rd, 1963 – youngest ever Eagle Scout in American History, at 12 years old – Order Of The Arrow/ Vigil Honor, and our BSA Motto was then, and still is now, "Be Prepared". Need I say any more?

Forget all of the "buy gold and silver" bullshit commercials; buy "brass and lead" for your guns. They're a far, far superior investment, IMO. Ammo is truly a "fungible" item; gold & silver aren't at all. They may be "intrinsic", but they're utterly-useless in a collapsing/collapsed society or world. Do the requisite research, as I've done. 'Nuff said on that subject.

BTW, how are you stocked-up for incandescent light bulbs? Within 4 weeks, manufacturing and using 100w incandescent will become "a crime", thanks to stupid-assed, liberal moron chimp, shit-for-brains, George W Bush & Co, in 2007. You'll be forced, under penalty-of-law, to use the very expensive,

dangerous and short-lived CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs). Better stock-up NOW on 60w, 75w and 100w incandescents, where and when you can find them, before they become unavailable and illegal!

This government's ***CRIMINALLY NUTS***, in trying to regulate our use of anything and everything! It's fascism, socialism, Leninism and communism, dammit, and it won't stand! Where is that in The US Constitution? The US Government isn't empowered to force us to do or buy anything, and has overstepped its legal authority in The ENUMERATED Commerce Clause. The Commerce Clause is quite specifically an enumerated power listed in the United States Constitution (Article I, Section 8, Clause 3). The Contemporary Commerce Clause debate, When "decided by the SCOTUS in the Summer of 2012", will cause CWIII, if upheld. Stockpile NOW, because TSHTF before/during/after the November General Election!

Gold is NOT the way to go; lead and brass (aka ammo) ARE. Mark my words!

TSHTF this or next year, and members of the corrupt, criminal US Congress are helping racist, commie, lowlife scumbag Barry "Fuck America!" Obama (SAMBO-IL), by either collaborating with him or cowering before him, on his You are going to see, in metro areas, the absolute worst in humanity, as the people that are most dependent upon a collectivist system, whether they're these Occupy Well Street people, or people who are loaded up with debt, they are totally unprepared for an economic reality where their paradigm does not function. As a result they're going to go through the absolute most disgusting inhumanity that I think any American has ever seen as they go through this anger phase – and it's going to result in riots, and starvation and bloodshed. It has to happen. You don't have people's life savings disappear and people become desperate, and not have that happen. coming "Race War" plan.

We are *at war with Iran*; no doubt about it. Get used to it. And shit-for-brains, racist, commie, lowlife scumbag Barry "F•ck America!" Obama (TRAITOR-IL) has politely "asked" for our formerly Top Secret RQ-170 Sentinel Drone "to be returned". What a dumbf•ck Obama is! He should be charged, tried and imprisoned for *treason*, IMO.

I've been saying, for the past 2-3 years, that no one should buy any gold or silver; it's worthless crap if TSHTF (The Shit Hits The Fan). Instead, buy guns and ammo; they're a far, far better investment, IMO. Any questions?

Uh-oh, it's beginning to happen in Europe. Better get ready for it to come over here, soon, as The Fed f•cks America, once again. Time to abolish The Fed and its corrupt, criminal influence on America's economy!

Here's a very useful List of Barter Items, for when TSHTF. Get and stockpile those and more, if you know what's good for you and your family! Think I'm kidding? Better read this and think VERY carefully about it.

With the FBI already considering many US Citizens as "sovereign citizen extremists", are you ready for "Rex 84" & The FEMA Camps? A new bill has been introduced in the US House of Representatives called the National Emergency Centers Act or HR 645. This bill if passed into law will direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish

national emergency centers otherwise known as FEMA Camp Facilities on military installations. Some more detail on "Rex 84", right here, written by, very disappointingly, USMC Lt Col Oliver North.

"Economic chaos" ahead? You betcha. Are you and your family ready for it? It IS coming, at out current rate of out-of-control government spending.

Before TSHTF, here are 20 Lessons From The Streets of Cairo. Worth reading, if you plan to survive.

And before TSHTF, here are Innumerable Lessons From The Collapse of Bosnia, in 1992. Also worth reading, if you plan to survive.

Do you live near a "terrorism hot-spot"? Check the map. Here's DHS' recently-issued "White Paper (*.PDF)" on it, from 1970-2008, published by the University of Maryland.

Do you know what an "EMP Attack" is? Now you do. *When* it happens, not *if*, we're all f•cked, unless we're prepared to live in the early-1800s. That's why I write this stuff.

Are you ready for Obama's (TRAITOR-IL) "October Surprise"?

What about access to land and fresh water? Right here's an article to address those concerns.

Are you worried and prepared for the coming paradigm shift? How's your preparation work coming along?

The end of the dollar is coming; are you prepared for it? Here's a guide to a few canned foods.

Looks like a "race war" is coming, thanks to the hate-filled nigga race-pimps Jackson, Sharpton, Farrakan and New Black Pampers®, and time is growing shorter and shorter before TSHTF.

Don't let the possibility of DHS watching your every move deter you in preparing for TSHTF; do it regardless. Your and your Family's safety & survival always comes first. Beware of what your neighbors will do if you're prepared and they're not.

State and local resistance to the detention provisions contained in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) continues to grow, rapidly-emerging as a nationwide movement against the illegal and unconstitutional Federal Jack-Booted-Thugs' powers.

America is already being turned into a giant prison camp, and 90% of Americans either go along with it or don't see it happening. I do.

When prepping, always plan your survival purchases first on paper; buy them afterward.

Here's another good preparedness/precious metals website, 321 Gold. No, I don't believe in gold & silver, for what's coming. I believe in *lead & brass*/*food & water* for that situation; the other stuff comes much, much later.

Here's a new "warning" about a solar-based EMP event. If it happens, TSHTF.

If Iran attacks America's infrastructure, we've got major problems. Are you prepped and ready for it, when it happens?

Are you on a tight budget, in a apartment of small house? Try these link resources.

What happens to a non-Prepper? Read it at your own edification.

Good, solid Prepping information and related links? Right here.

Canned, excellent quality meats for long-term storage and use? Right here.

Shhhhhhhhhhh, don't tell anyone about your "prepping" activities. Keep it quiet, and read this.

Here are the 5 Warning Signs that America is in decline.

What if you're a "Beginning Prepper"?

Ever wonder what "the new normal" might look like? Read it, in chapters. Prepped yet?

What are the 5 symptoms of SHTF happening?

The US is headed for a "fiscal cliff"? Gosh, all of the articles posted at the link in this section, have been saying that for many months. And the "geniuses" in DC are just figuring that out? Well, slap me silly!

Did you know that when the trucks stop, it's over?

Here's Part 1: Preparing For Disaster. And here's Part 2: Preparing For Disaster. Have you ever thought about what happens to Security During A Breakdown?

Here's "The A-to-Z List" of what you'll need to survive. It's daunting, but you may already have much of it, in-house and not realize it.

There's a new Preparedness Manual, available in *.pdf form, right here. Get it, please.

In case you missed it, here's the "Granddaddy" of Preparedness Manuals.

And here's yet another (condensed) Preparedness List, to compare against the previous two lists, just so you don't miss anything important.

Here are "120 powerful pieces of advice for preppers", to read and take-to-heart.

After Hurricane Sandy, is there any doubt in your mind that you ought to be "prepping" for disasters, before everything is stripped from the stores' shelves? Does this look familiar to you?

If you were in an area heavily-affected by Sandy, you might have seen some looters running rampant. IMO, they should be shot on sight, not arrested. KILL ALL OF THE LOOTERS!

What happens in the first 12 hours, after the US Dollar fails?

Watch The Day the World Ended [Part 1 of 2].

Watch The Day the World Ended [Part 2 of 2].

Is your city a gang-infested hellhole, yet? It will be, all too soon.

Here are an easy 25 DIY Weekend Preparedness Projects, for anyone wanting to be a little more prepared at the end of the day.

How much food storage do you have? How much is "enough"?

Obama: "Entrepreneurs Don't Build Businesses"

"Last week, President Barack Obama delivered some telling remarks to a fire station full of people in Roanoke, Virgina. I'll save you the trouble of reading the (long and uninspired) speech and provide you with the most interesting part:

     "If you've got a business – you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." – President Barack Obama, July 13th, 2012.

It would be easy to respond with something along the lines of, "Somebody else made that happen? Who? Who magically imagined the product or service, started the business, built it up, and created the jobs? Who was it? The tooth fairy?" And to some extent, President Obama's statement is so ridiculous as to merit that sort of quick, flippant response.

(Here's the video of that loony remark.)

However, he's not entirely wrong. This reminds me of an argument that Massachusetts Senate Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren would probably make. If he's talking about a mid-sized or large business, where an entrepreneur has hired additional employees, then at that point the business's success isn't purely that of its founder.

Employees add value to a business through work and ideas. That's why you hire employees, after all. Steve Jobs didn't invent every last detail of the phones, computers, and tablets to come out of Apple over the last decade. There were engineers working on those products who developed them. So, employees help entrepreneurs to build their business. "Somebody else" did indeed play a part in making that happen.

But what makes the president's remarks so inane is the totality of what he's saying. He's not saying that entrepreneurs and employees work together to build a business. It's not a collaborative effort. It's all thanks to the employees. Usually, I can understand the way the president's mind works on most issues by examining it through a pragmatic, liberal, or progressive framework. This one baffles me.

As I explained, I can see that he has some of a point, but he's still just obviously wrong on the broader point. Sure, the employees help to build the business, but the business itself wouldn't exist without the entrepreneur. So, to say to entrepreneurs and to business owners, " didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen," is just wrong. It's silly. They did build that by setting the foundation for the business.

Entrepreneurs are almost always the hardest workers in their business. They work a simply insane number of hours to get their idea off the ground. If they succeed (and they face a tremendous risk if they don't), then they'll start to grow and to hire employees to help. Honestly, if I were an entrepreneur and I read those remarks by the president, I would be furious. It's a tremendous insult to the true job-creators in America, entrepreneurs.

In the context of a long, somewhat rambling campaign speech that touched on every issue under the sun, it may seem as though I'm over-exaggerating the importance of a minor thing he said. But President Obama isn't a stupid man, or even one who makes off-the-cuff remarks he doesn't really mean. He's a very smart man, and he meant what he said.

When the most important issues for most Americans are economic growth and job creation, I believe it's essential to know exactly where both candidates stand on the importance of entrepreneurs. Yesterday, we learned that President Obama believes that entrepreneurs don't build businesses. Ultimately, they're irrelevant. Take that for what you will." ©Principles and Policy, July 14, 2012

Some People Just Need Killing

It's not my intentions to be the judge here — that's God's "job" — but rather to "hasten the meeting" so that He can send the following subhuman filth to the "Fires of Hell", "River or Lake of Sulphur", or whatever He deems appropriate. I'd gladly/happily volunteer, at no cost to any of my Hard-Working, Fellow US Taxpayers, to gladly/gleefully/happily headshoot these murderous, lowlife dirtbags of all stripes — their skin-color doesn't matter one whit to me, at all — and rid American Society's innocents — especially our too-vulnerable, "Whosoever shall shed man's blood, his blood shall be shed: for man was made to the image of God."
– Genesis 9:6
precious children and the frail, defenseless elderly — of the subhuman criminals who prey upon them, once-and-for-ever. And yes, I'd rather see one innocent man convicted and executed, than 10 murderers, robbers, child rapists-murderers freed, to rob, rape and murder again. Hey, call me an "Old Fashioned Conservative"! Too harsh? Nah. Someone needs to take out the trash! I volunteer.

Society's innocents — our precious, defenseless children and the frail, defenseless elderly — must be protected from predators, murderers, rapists, robbers and other subhuman filth, at all times and at any cost, IMO.

The 6th Commandment actually says: "Thou Shalt Not Murder". It does NOT say, "Thou Shalt Not Kill." I personally don't consider any summary-execution — except by subhuman, murderous muslim/islamic pigshit — as murder, in any way, shape or form. It's "Due-Justice-For-Crimes-On-This-Earth", IMO.

The Death Penalty is The Foundation of Government.

"100 years from now, I want the filthy, stinking subhuman islamic/muslim filth's childrens' childrens' childrens' children to cower and cringe in fear whenever they hear the sounds of jet engines overhead because their legends tell of fire from the sky. I want them to hide in wet, dark caves and hellish-holes in the earth, Yes, I agree with the premise of this article, that "the death penalty is a Noahic Covenant with God, in a post-flood world", and America should apply it every-damned-day, to those deserving death for their crimes against society and its innocents. shivering with terror whenever they hear the roar of diesel engines because the tales of their ancestors talk about metal monsters crawling over the earth, spitting-out death and destruction. I want their mothers to be able to admonish them with "If you don't behave, the Pale Destroyers will come for you", and that will be enough to reduce them to quivering obedience. I want the annihilation to be so complete that their mythology will tell them of the day of judgment when the stern gods from across the sea – the powerful Americans – destroyed their forefathers' wickedness."

Good riddance and rot in hell, you subhuman, murderous socialist POS, Hugo Chavez! May God judge you into the pits and lankes of sulfur for eternity!

Thanks, Ohio, for making my week, by executing the murderous, subhuman piece-of-shit, Frederick Treesh, 48, a dirtbag who fatally shot an adult bookstore security guard in 1994 at the end of a multistate crime spree, was executed on Wednesday. Rot in hell, Treesh!

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