Worst Case Scenarios

8 Signs of Terrorism

At the risk of sounding like Chicken Little, I have to admit that the threat of more terrorist attacks on American soil remains in the back of my mind.  Here in Arizona it’s a well known fact that those crossing our southern border illegally include nationals from countries hostile to our own.  Are they all terrorists?  No one knows, but then, no one can say they are not. A Terrorism Liaison Officer here in Arizona directed to me a well-made …

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Gold and Silver prices: a little education from Chris Slife

Chris Slife owns Howling Coyote Silver Company.  He sent this email this morning, explaining why the prices of silver and gold have been so volatile.  If you have questions for Chris, post them as a comment, and I’ll ask him to drop by and answer them personally.  By the way, you can track the live ups and downs of your favorite precious metal here. There is a lot of very bearish sentiment right now out in gold and silver land …

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20 Things The Paranoid Dad learned from One Second After

The Paranoid Dad will be the first to admit he’s more of an action man than a reader.  However, once he started reading One Second After, he was transfixed.  I asked him what he learned from the book, and here is his list.   You cannot totally prepare for every possible disaster.  There are too many variables: weather, where you are at the time it occurs, who you are with.  You never know how those around you have prepared or …

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What is Money When the System Collapses?

With all the talk about a collapse of our economy, I asked Mac Slavo over at SHTFplan blog to share with my readers his insights into how a family might survive following a collapse of our money system.  Here is his answer, in his own words. Economist Mike Shedlock defines money through the eyes of Austrian economist Murray N. Rothbard as, “a commodity used as a medium of exchange.” “Like all commodities, it has an existing stock, it faces demands by people …

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