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Old July 15th, 2008, 04:04 PM   #1
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Default The economic state of the world..

I've asked this before.. asking it again.. anyone else starting to think about sticking some cash in a coffee can and burrying (sp?) it in the back yard?

I read an articile today about how close Freddie/Fannie came to collapsing over the weekend..

Holy shit...

I've never really listened to the chicken littles saying the sky is falling, but boy, this crap is bad..
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Old July 15th, 2008, 04:07 PM   #2
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what good is that money going to do you when it's not worth anything? sometimes I wonder about buying things that are useful instead of just saving money that is losing value.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 04:07 PM   #3
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what good is that money going to do you when it's not worth anything? sometimes I wonder about buying things that are useful instead of just saving money that is losing value.
Like guns and canned food?
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Old July 15th, 2008, 04:09 PM   #4
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actually, yes. It never hurts to be prepared.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 04:12 PM   #5
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I'm working on building something along the lines of barter-town... I'm accepting applications for a midget who's willing to run the pig farm.

Job requirements:

1) Must be a midget
2) Must be willing to go by the name Master, or Blaster.. Don't care which.
3) Bonus points if you bring your own oversized retard..
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Old July 15th, 2008, 04:12 PM   #6
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It's going to get a LOT worse before it gets better, more so in Michigan.

I've saved some money, paid cash for everything, only have 2 credit cards with $300 limits, and up until November last year paid everything on time (Mortgage, utilities, insurance....) My job evaporated, had to take one that had no overtime, wife was out of work for 3 months, ate through much of our savings and got behind on a couple things. Credit rating dropped 200 points, it will take years to bring it back up.
Investments tanked as well, even though they were conservative. I will now retire (in 20 years) with $250,000 less than I would have last year.

Start hoarding canned food, gold, guns and ammo, the shit's about to hit the fan.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 04:13 PM   #7
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I've asked this before.. asking it again.. anyone else starting to think about sticking some cash in a coffee can and burrying (sp?) it in the back yard?

I read an articile today about how close Freddie/Fannie came to collapsing over the weekend..

Holy shit...

I've never really listened to the chicken littles saying the sky is falling, but boy, this crap is bad..

just let me know exactly where you are planning on burrying it, perhaps even a little map, and then i will let you know if i think its a good idea or not
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actually, yes. It never hurts to be prepared.
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i still have cases and cases and cases of ammo from Y2K ...my father still has a couple big trunks full of ammo from the old riots
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Old July 15th, 2008, 04:15 PM   #8
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just let me know exactly where you are planning on burrying it, perhaps even a little map, and then i will let you know if i think its a good idea or not
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Old July 15th, 2008, 04:33 PM   #9
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I would like to live "off the grid" as well.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 05:10 PM   #10
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if the global economy really went down the tube, paper money would only be expensive toilet paper. I'd not fucking worry about it, Everybody worrying about it is what is making it worse. Stop listening to the fear mongering news media, and live your life.

Worst comes to worst, a decent knife is all I need to survive off the land indefinitely.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 06:12 PM   #11
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this is whats driven people to move investments to crude oil instead of currency and precious metals.
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this is whats driven people to move investments to crude oil instead of currency and precious metals.
Which is part of why gas is over $4 a gallon
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