It’s The End of The World As We Know it…

Posted: July 7, 2011 in Economic Planning, Estate Planning, Political
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Make no mistake, events in this country as well as around the world would have you believe that the American dream, (admired and copied by almost all civilized nations on earth) – is about to end.

People are hoarding high silver and gold content coins for future trade potential. Multiple U.S. minted coins bear value far exceeding their marked face amounts. Silver and Gold are being hoarded in homes around America in many forms. Along with silver coins and gold coins, jewelry containing high content precious metals or precious stones are also being hoarded now. Even bullion bars are being hidden away in “assumed to be safe” places. Americans have placed them in hollowed out table legs, or sacked and buried their treasures in secret back yard hiding spots. Others trust the bank and have placed items of value in bank deposit boxes for future use and access.

Good American ingenuity has flourished lately since some have used extra creativity and hidden their “real value” assets under floor boards, inside walls, in attics, inside lamps or other hollowed out items in their home. Some have even sewn a few precious coins into multiple pieces of their own clothing for safe keeping! Perhaps if your Uncle’s Wooden Duck decoy in his office feels a little heavy – it may be because it contains a core of solid gold coins!

Yes, as war rages on and homeowners continue to be driven from their homes, and the economy continues to deteriorate, dollar devaluation will continue on as well until a proper monetary standard is established in our country. Until then, Americans have good reason to keep hoarding and hiding whatever items of value they can find and hide for the future. They fear their paper dollars will devalue down and down – perhaps to literally no value.

US_First_1862_Legal_Tender_DollarTherefore, the issuance of the first “standard” paper currency – the U.S. $1 bill issued this year, 1862, is welcomed by all citizens and merchants. This new legal Tender Note with a portrait of Salmon P. Chase, the Treasury Secretary under our beloved President Abraham Lincoln, sets the stage for sensible banking and currency systems for the future of our great country. As our war of the states continues on, we trust God for deliverance from what some deem “The End of the World” as we know it.

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O.K. this blog entry was meant to trick you into thinking I was talking about modern times. I apologize for that. The lesson to learn is that history does repeat. By profiling the economic environment 139 years ago, were you fooled into thinking I was talking about now? It is all to prove a point which I stated clearly, the end of the world as we know it… has happened over and over in our country.

The first pilgrims had to feel it was the end of their world that first winter when supplies ran low, disease ran high, and starvation and survival permeated their lives on a daily basis. It wasn’t the Indians they met that caused the greatest risk. It was surviving the brave new world they came unprepared to survive. They had left the higher comforts of their English homes for what soon became a living hell hole in early America! But, they persevered to become the strongest country on earth.  

Years later, colonists had to feel the wounds of the British involvement and tax scourge put upon them by King George. Physical survival was less of a problem. But economic survival was a problem that needed a solution. The King’s tax on their tea and everything else you can imagine (sound familiar?) was not fair and highly conflicted with the principals their founding pilgrim relatives established in the new America.

As the first patriots of our land rose up to fight back for what is fair, the founders of the Declaration of Independence not only felt the end of the world was near in their attempts to fight the Brits – they knew their lives would end if they were captured or if they were defeated in their quest to free our country once and for all from British influence and rule.   

And, we must not forget that before modern medicine discoveries, disease and plagues hit our country in a way that is unspeakable and unthinkable in modern times. No TV movie can properly portray the ravages of disease our citizens have endured in the past and many have fallen from those medical plagues.

Add in violent weather death and destruction for many affected over the centuries right up to last month’s horrid tornados – and you soon realize again, even weather has caused surviving families and loved ones to feel the end of the world has come upon them.

Lastly, the economic challenges that hit this country started long before the great depression. But, that period of American history personifies the worst economic situation to date for our land. Some investors took their own lives when stock investments continued to deteriorate between 1929-1933 to a point that their holdings were wiped out. Many were so highly leveraged, they were wiped out completely in just days of lowering stock prices. (Does that sound familiar too?)

Others, trusting the banks too much, succeeded in losing their idea of “safe money” when the bank failed to open one day. And their former Safe Deposit boxes containing their assumed things of value were confiscated or lost because of the debacle. There was no government insurance to protect them.

The price of foolishness took it’s toll then for those who did not know how to avoid losing most or all of their savings or fortunes in the stock market or in their uninsured bank deposits and safety boxes. So, this leads us up to the events that have taken place the last 3 years. We continue to seeWill_Guards_Again_Block_You_From_Entering_Your_Bank deterioration of purchasing power or receive full rebound recovery from lost stock market fortunes gone from the great stock market collapse of 2008.

For many, again, the world as they knew it ended with much lower values they were counting on for retirement income. Some bond and stock holding were marked to zero value overnight. (And were name brand, blue chip companies!) 

Now, older men and women too broke to retire compete for minimum wage jobs and against  our young kids and grandkids who like to work at places such as Wal-Mart to make extra spending money!

Sadly, some don’t know the world as we knew it has cracked. The year “2008” may very well go down in history books as our new “1929” – the gateway to another great depression. It very likely is the beginning year of a row of bad years. Many bad years…

Of course this is my personal opinion, but it is formulated with a lot of provable facts. I think there are more than enough reasons to feel this way. Let me give you one of them — FDIC insurance protects your money in the bank, isn’t that right? I find this highly problematic when the President of the United States now constantly tells us on national television broadcasts that “defaults” are just a month away if we don’t do what he wants to do in raising the debt limit.

So how good is your F.D.I.C. insured bank account my friend if that happens?

For this very reason, hearing the President of our great country tell us that we can’t pay our bills and obligations anymore unless we authorize more debt — just scares me to death! We now know we can never pay back all that debt. To just extend the “high” we are still on in this country from overspending, a few more months or a few more years — is nothing less than pure insanity.

So is defaulting on our obligations. But if more debt eventually leads to default anyway, why wait?  Maybe we should get our punishment over with so we can help rebuild a better world for our children and grandchildren.

America survived it’s multi eventful “down years”, it’s historic bad past, in every way I have already described. One way or the other, those that went through the “end of the world as we know it” before us, came out stronger, smarter and more seasoned. They learned how to endure a hard economic, medical, or act of God (weather) event quite well.

They were forced to go through bad times and came out wiser. It’s true, some paid the ultimate cost and gave the ultimate sacrifice in losing their lives during numerous hard times, one example is teh attack on Pearl Harbor. 

As the song says, “some gave all.” But that same song also says, “all gave some”. What have you done lately to help turn this country around? (I pose the question for myself first and that is why this blog entry is being added) 

Fortunetly, survivors carried on for us in the past. Medicines and education formulated to lower death rates from catastrophic disease. Education and high tech gadgets now help us run to safety when damaging and destructive weather strikes.

We get warnings our forefathers didn’t have a chance to receive.  The Internet delivers email and nedws every day telling you it is time to take action to help this country survive and keep our sovereignty. I have heard the message loud and clear. Have you?

Sadly, it appears nobody in Washington learned to balance the checkbook lately, and that is why we are heading for another “end of the world” event soon. But, it too will pass if we dig down and figure out a way to survive the bad times coming.

Just who is giving you a warning that the economic times you are used to and so accustomed to in this country – are about to end? 

Well, that answer is coming fom a lot of smart and educated economic advisors telling you to protect your purchasing power and prepare for hard times coming.

Will they come? Or is this all a dream? 

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.”  — Opening paragraph of A Tale of Two Cities.

Because economic storm clouds hover over us all, rich and poor, and those in-between, and now extend to a worldwide dark veil on the entire planet, I suggest you invoke history to see how the French peasantry survived the demoralization put upon them by French aristocracy. The wrath of the revolution that followed put most of those aristocrats in their place.

America is the beginning stage of an economic lesson that puts us in the principal’s office while the principal is warming up his strokes about to be parlayed unto our behinds with a very big paddle! We let the system guide our own overspending. Buying things we didn’t really need on credit was dumb, and I too learned that lesson. Yes, I too stayed indebted for years ignoring high interest rates in lieu of affordable, (mostly interest only) monthly payments. Then one day about seven years ago, I woke up and got out of debt.

The first blow is about to begin and everyone in this country will feel the full force and magnitude of bad economic times coming. We can delay the whacks waiting for us or we can stand up and take the whacks one by one until it ends.

Some of you can still take steps to avoid the pain of suffering or at least reduce it, by protecting your purchasing power with alternative monetary precious metals coinage or bullion, storing water and food and medical supplies, and coming up with multiple strategies to stay safe if our world soon becomes similar to the  mob mess we watch on CNN or Fox News.

Some have guns and perhaps the most precious metal of all – lead –for those guns to protect what they have built and their very lives, or their families. It is still legal to own and bear arms. Don’t let that change or your world will be rocked in ways you won’t believe friends!

Will our world as we now know it, soon end here in America?  I honestly don’t know the answer. I hope not. But, I also honestly feel that if we keep doing insane things to try to prop up a terminal economic system, our suffering will be even longer and harder by waiting longer for the economic system to fail. Unless drastic changes take place in limiting spending and reducing debt, it is terminal! 

And, this is why our corporate firm now sells gold and silver and other precious metals for discriminating financial consulting clients throughout the world, not just here in America. We offer professional financial advisory as agent with a top name firm we trust for product. And, we also will soon be offering again, the other “hard asset” many are snatching up now. REAL ESTATE!

Each citizen has to decide if these alternative “hard asset” investment vehicles belong in their investment portfolios. (or economic survival plans). You just won’t know until you take a closer look. The time to do that is now!

Call us toll free at 1-800-782-2806 if you would like to learn more about holding precious metals, or to place an instant or delayed order to buy.

I close by saying that I have not given up on America. As a patriot, I am for anything that can help our country get off our knees and back on our economic feet. But I also must admit until we ask God above for help on a daily basis while we are on our economic knees, healing and help from the father may not come. Our currency still says we trust in God. Don’t let them take that phrase off our buildings, money and other American icons. The day we do that, we will be in real trouble!!!   God Bless!

M.D. Anderson, AZCLDP, President

Financial Strategies, Inc. (An Arizona Based Financial Consulting Firm)

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NOW, I WANT TO LIGHTEN THE MOOD AND RE-ASSURE YOU THAT THERE IS LIFE AFTER THE END OF THE WORLD:

R.E.M. sings live: It’s The End of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine!)

 

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