Cheap Houses For Sale In Detroit

How cheap? Dirt cheap. Estimated monthly payments of only $7. Buy Houses in Detroit for $1500, Monthly Pmt. = $7

Maybe an affordable urban crashstead in the making. The neighborhoods are already bad, how much worse could they get? (just kidding).

Remember those pictures of Dubia, with this indoor snowskiing, and huge buildings? Don’t let the glitter fool you, Escape Artist Magazine has The Top 20 Reasons Not To Move To Dubia.

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Collapse Survival On A Budget – Part II

In Part I, I outlined the need for skills, experience, knowledge and sound judgment as part of your collapse survival preparations. These are not things you can disregard and are some of the most important steps you can take to help yourself and your loved ones.

In Part II, I will once again put the collapse framework in place on collapse survival. This framework is the basic survival outline of pre-collapse, collapse and post-collapse already covered on this blog in various places.

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Here are the Rules, same as before when comments were allowed.

1. No flame wars. Opinions are valued, mud slinging among commentators is not. Disagreements can be constructive if you add some meaningful input or information to your position.

2. Do no promote your religion here. This isn’t your private theological soapbox, it’s not even mine.

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Food Prices, Plans and Preps

I should probably start labeling these food doom posts #9, #12, #24, etc., as the news on the food outlook continues to worsen around the world.

In Chicago, wheat for December delivery surged to an all-time high of $7.54 a bushel. Prices have jumped 110 per cent in the past 12 months and have risen threefold since 2000.

Food industry executives warned that meat, poultry and dairy prices would climb in the short term as farmers and processors passed on higher feed costs to consumers. Wheat Hits Record Price Break

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Competition for Methane Ice Increases?

This is breaking news: ice worms have been discovered living (feeding?) among the methane ice scattered about on the ocean floors.

A team of university scientists using a mini research submarine on a NOAA-funded research cruise has discovered, photographed, and sampled what appears to be a new species of centipede-like worms living on and within mounds of methane ice on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico, about 150 miles south of New Orleans. Scientists Discover Methane Ice Worms On Gulf Of Mexico Sea Floor

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Manifest Destiny

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, solve equations, analyze a problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently and die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” — Robert A. Heinlein

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Slave Labor Increasing

This article on immigrant labor shortages being replaced with prison labor reveals the difficulties America has in several areas, including raising it’s own food.

No American, or very few, want to work in the fields and help bring in the crops. That’s a job reserved for migrant workers. The shortage of migrant workers has now caused farmers to stop planting food crops. Prison labor has been tapped to help farmers avoid bankruptcy.

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By The Way… It’s TEOTWAIKI Time

It’s time for a little reminder since events are accelerating and affecting more and more people in wider and wider swaths.

There is a myth that “debt will be forgiven” during the collapse period. Some people have even engaged in building debt in the hopes of this mythical “promise”.

This myth is already being revealed as being false with the rising number of foreclosures and subprime failures. For those who are losing their homes, their personal collapse has now occurred. They are not being allowed to stay in their homes either.

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Bank Runs Have Started!

I’ve deliberately kept “out of the fray” on the financial markets, keeping my peace regarding what has been developing over the last several months. But for anyone who has not been paying attention (I have), it’s getting very serious out there.

Anxious customers jammed the phone lines and website of Countrywide Bank and crowded its branch offices to pull out their savings because of concerns about the financial problems of the mortgage lender that owns the bank. A Rush To Pull Out Cash or try here too.

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Food Prices On The Rise

Prices for Key Food Rising Sharply 

I’m not sure if I agree with these stats, I suspect they are way too low. What I’ve seen is much higher then this (price changes take effect August 23rd).

We’ve seen double digit price increases on all dairy products already.  Corn, beef, pork, chicken have also jumped significantly (anything corn related, including the critters that eat it). This includes glucose, a main by-product used in everything these days.

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Reject Real ID? Passport Now Required

I didn’t see this one coming, although I should have. Found first over on Cryptogon: Citizens of States That Rejected RealID: Passports May be Required for Domestic Flights, Visiting National Parks. Original here.

Obviously the feds are going to try forcing this one on us no matter what. More signs of the fascist police state.

Anybody notice why I flag these posts under “Terrorism”? So far, nobody has bothered to ask. I do this because the real terrorists are in the U.S. Government. They have enacted a whole host of campaigns to terrorize the average American citizen – and for what?

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Learn From The Fall Of Rome

The US government is on a “˜burning platform’ of unsustainable policies and practices with fiscal deficits, chronic healthcare underfunding, immigration and overseas military commitments threatening a crisis if action is not taken soon, the country’s top government inspector has warned.

David Walker, comptroller general of the US, issued the unusually downbeat assessment of his country’s future in a report that lays out what he called “chilling long-term simulations”.  Learn From The Fall Of Rome

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The American Normalization Of Mass Murder

Shocking picture, but more then a bit overdue. The reality of war needs to be felt by every American as they continue to send off their sons and daughters to go kill other sons and daughters.

A Disneyland of Militant Ignorance: The American Normalization of Mass Murder.

Well worth reading. The utter futility of our situation weighs very heavily on my mind these days.

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