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Episode-1464- Fernando Aguirre on Strategic Relocation and Bugging Out

Fernando Aquirre (aka FerFAL)

Fernando Aquirre (aka FerFAL)

Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is a modern survival author that has lived through the 2001 socio-economic collapse of Argentina. He’s recognized in the survival and preparedness community for his first-hand experience and practical approach to survivalism.

He published his first book “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” in 2009 and is the editor of “The Modern Survivalist” website. Fernando bugged out of Argentina in 2011 and now resides in Ireland with his wife and two children. Fernando has recently published his second book, ” Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying Put is not an Option “.

Today he joins us to discuss what going though an actual financial collapse was like, why it isn’t what you’d expect and how it is still going on 13 years later.   He will also talk to us about bugging out in two very different ways.  The short term reactionary way to the immediate threat and the long term strategic way to ongoing geo, economic, political, etc. issues.

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-1260- Michael Kaye on his book The Awakening

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Get The Awakening at Micheal’s Website.

Michael Kaye has worked in the technology arena for more than 17 years, 11 in Executive Management and the last 7 as the Founder/CEO of a successful Atlanta based IT Consulting Company.

He has been married to his loving wife “Cindy” since 2006 and is a devoted step-father to “Skylar”. Michael is also very active with supporting several local and national charity and professional non-profit organizations.

Mr Kaye is also avid 2nd Amendment supporter and a lifetime member of the NRA, a political and economic news junkie.

Over the many years of his career he has worked with and had frank conversations with some of America’s more wealthy individuals, primary technology sector CEOs.  Some of these very stark economic conversations led Michael to a prepping lifestyle, the hard task of getting his wife on board and eventually to writing a series of novels based on his real life experience and knowledge.

Michael joins us today to discuss his first book in the series, “The Awakening” and how it is both a work of fiction and an accurate assessment of the nation’s current economic health.

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Episode-1147- Portrait of a Financial Collapse

So yesterday I screwed up and pointed to a parody site as though it was an actual site put out by the NSA.  The biggest problem with my screw up (other then for me personally) is that it may have led many to believe that government survalence isn’t really, “that bad”.  Sadly it is, here are some vetted examples,

I bring this up because it does play a role in a future America where power vacuums form, the financial elite walk out the door and America falls from global dominance.

Join Me Today As I Discuss…

  • What most likely sets of our final economic collapse
  • What happens in the next few days
  • What the government might choose to do to maintain order
  • Why some states will succeed and why some may try and fail
  • How the government would force a revalued currency into acceptance
  • How all this surveillance and stored data could come back to bite us
  • Why we need to be thinking about these things now
  • It will go wrong but there are many different ways it could go wrong
  • The collapse is the only thing that could derail the coming police state
  • The collapse is also the thing that could most empower a coming police state
  • Why the constitution is now feared by those in power
  • Start in your own backyard, right now it is all you really have
  • Why America will always be “wealthy” and why that is good and bad

Resources for Today’s Show…

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Episode-1109- John Titus on the Movie “Bailout”

Titus During the Filming of "Bailout"

Titus During the Filming of “Bailout”

John Titus is a lawyer, licensed before the U.S. Supreme Court, who’s practiced patent litigation for over 15 years. In 2011-12, he took a break from his practice to make a feature-length film, Bailout, about the real cause of the financial crisis: criminal fraud.

The film features interviews with truth tellers Dylan Ratigan, Karl Denninger, Chris Whalen, Yves Smith, Sheriff Tom Dart, and others. He is now working on a TV-safe version of the film to be released later this year.

John joins us today to discuss what actually caused the financial crisis because it isn’t what the TV told you.  Why he went to the expense and trouble of making a film.   What distinguishes Bailout from other financial crisis films and the direct cause and effect relationship between Wallstreet elites and the crisis.

I think you will be intrigued when I ask him how many bankers should be in jail a you hear the math behind his response.  We also will discuss how this crisis will end and the sad answer can be summed up as bad or worse.

Before becoming a lawyer, John worked as a circuit designer for motors used on the Space Shuttle and space station. He was a free market Republican until the party betrayed itself as a total sham in 2008 by getting TARP passed.

 

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Episode-1092- Marjory Wildcraft on Cuba’s Experience During Economic Collapse

Marjory WIldcraft of Backyard Food Production

Today Marjory Wildcraft of Back Yard Food Production joins us to discuss taking control of your own food supply with home growing, small livestock and community building.

Not long ago humans fed themselves, provided for their on needs and were largely self sufficient. They knew how to feed themselves, how to take care of animals, what to plant and what to do when something went wrong. Marjory’s DVD, “Food Production Systems for a Backyard or Small Farm” is your guide to recapturing that lost knowledge.

Marjory is a nationally recognized expert in organic backyard food production. She is the creator of a widely acclaimed video tutorial titled Food Production Systems for a Backyard or Small Farm. Marjory teaches people with no gardening or agricultural experience, how to successfully grow healthy, vibrant, life-giving nutritious food.

Her DVD is endorsed and carried by such notables as The Permaculture Activist, Acre’s USA, John Jeavons and Ecology Action’s premier seed and tool company Bountiful Gardens, SurvivalBlog.com and The Weston-Price Nutrition Foundation.  It has now been viewed by over 250,000 people in more then 30 countries.

Today she joins us to discuss her recent visit to Cuba to review the results of what can only be called a “forced organic revolution”.  Marjory will give you the good, the bad and the ugly on what happened with the U.S.S.R. fell apart and Russia pulled the plug on all Cuban support.  You will see there is a lot of accuracy in the documentary “The Power of Community – How Cuba Survived Peak Oil” and that the documentary is at the same time, quite, overly optimistic.

Join us today as we discuss…

  • What sudden and total economic collapse was like for Cuba
  • The real reason Cuba went all organic, they had to
  • Black market and criminal activity during the collapse
  • Some of the major advantages Cuba had over a nation like the US in a collapse
  • Some of the major disadvantages Cuba faced compared to a nation like the US
  • How many Cubans committed suicide during the collapse
  • The false promise of socialism and how it has disempowered the Cuban people
  • How we can use what the Cuban’s learned prior to a collapse

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Episode-1082- Why the Economy Will Boom then Bust

There are two schools of thought that seem to exist about our economy right now.  The first seems to be we are screwed and very soon.  The second seems to be there is nothing to worry about, the economy will have ups and downs just like always but long term we will continue to grow and move forward.

Both of these are short sighted.  The first view is like being told you have a treatable but eventually fatal cancer and assuming that means you will be dead by next week.  So you blow all your money on a big party and a trip around the world.  The second view is like just ignoring the cancer since it is slow moving and likely won’t kill you for a couple years, who knows you might survive 5 years or more so don’t worry about it.

In both these scenarios the patient is harmed more then they should be.  The smart decision would be to evaluate and pursue the most common sense and reasonable treatment available while attempting to continuing living your life, hopefully valuing each day more and doing what you can to beat the odds and become an odds breaking survivor.  Well, in the case of our economy it isn’t you that has cancer, it is someone you care about.  Put into this context we understand why we need to take a sobering look at out economic future.

Join Me Today As We Discuss…

The Cancer

  • The real lesson of “Walmart’s February Sales Disaster”
  • The demographic bomb just around the corner replacement rate is 2.1
  • The cost of Social Security by 2017 – 1 Trillion Plus Annually (source DebtClock.org)
  • Cost of Medicare/Medicaid by 2017 – 1 Trillion Plus Annually (source DebtClock.org)
  • Interest Payments on Debt by 2020 – 800 Billion (source CBO)
  • National Debt by 2017 – 22.6 Trillion (source DebtClock.org)
  • How the hype around the sequester shows our pending doom
  • Economic expert trump card?  It doesn’t mater because we print our own money!

The Pre Cancer Party

  • Printing money will work as long as your currency is exchangeable
  • The natural gas boom is real, nothing creates prosperity like cheap energy
  • The coming medical care disaster will have its on pre disaster boom
  • The US will gain a large influx of international money
  • Some sort of “amnesty” will pass and bring in a lot of tax dollars

The Cancer Metastasizes and the Patient Goes Critical

  • The boom creates steady inflation, said inflation gains steam
  • Rates must be raised to quell inflation but it is a trap on existing debt
  • Cheap energy isn’t so cheap as inflation eats away at affordability
  • The tea cup and entitlement generations are becoming our main workforce
  • Boomer retirement hits critical mass, most are working past 65
  • The real cost of Obamacare is realized in 2016-2020
  • Rising economies are better able to compete for investor confidence
  • Many crises around the globe are not wasted and the dollar looses reserve status
  • China becomes the largest economy in the world
  • Commodities become the backer of currency, the US is bankrupt

Resources for Today’s Show…

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Episode-1080- Glen Tate on Book 5 of the 299 Days Series

Book 4 in the 299 Days Series

Book 4 in the 299 Days Series

Glen Tate is the author of the ten-book prepper novel series “299 Days” published by Prepper Press.

The books describe an average guy who prepares for, and lives through, a partial collapse of the United States.

Glen joins us today to discuss a bit of the plot line for book five in the 299 Days book series.

Today we discuss how and ongoing collapse will play out, how it will both divide and unite citizens and human nature during the worst of times.  We also discuss the problems creating the collapse at their core, some solutions, and why some components of the “union” may ball apart.

Glen is a moderator on the TSP forum under the name “Heavy G.” He lives and works in Olympia, Washington where he has a front row seat to the corruption in government. Much like the main character in the series, the author is a forty-something resident of the capitol of Washington State, Olympia, and is a very active prepper. He grew up in the remote logging town of Forks, Washington.

“Glen” keeps his identity a secret so he won’t lose his job because, in his line of work, being a prepper and questioning the motives of government is not appreciated.

The story line of 299 Days is as follows,

In it, the main character, Grant Matson, has a job that allows him to see what’s wrong with government. He realizes he needs to prepare for what’s coming and he does so. His wife, Lisa, is reluctant to prepare because she thinks things are just fine. When the civil unrest and political collapse hit in a dramatic way, it is undeniable that they need to leave their Olympia, Washington home and head to their cabin. But, Lisa is still reluctant; she desperately wants things to remain “normal.”

Out at the cabin, a collection of amazing–yet real–people assemble. They create their own community because the government isn’t functioning in their area. They have to work together and, as a community, they manage to achieve some impressive results. Unlike most prepper stories, in 299 Days America suffers a partial collapse. The utilities stay one (due to a spell-binding plot twist) and the government functions in larger cities. People in rural areas still get some food and services from the government, but must increasingly rely on themselves. There are no zombies or cannibalism; 299 Days describes a much more likely partial collapse scenario.

Grant’s friends, who work in government, describe how things continue to go down hill in the city and how the government is trying to maintain control. They describe exactly why the government, as big and powerful as it once was, cannot control things. Many in the military and law enforcement step in to stop the bad things; others in the military and law enforcement perpetuate the bad things.

After a while out at the cabin, some important visitors arrive and present Grant with a difficult choice. Eventually, the Patriots–the side Grant is on–are forced to take on what’s left of the former government. There is a huge battle. In the end, Grant has an important job at the beginning of the rebuilding.

 

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Episode-1038- Understanding the Coming Shifts in Society

Recently I have had to explain many times that TSP is not about “the end of the world” in the way prepping is portrayed in “Doomsday Preppers” and other such mass media things.  I don’t mean on the air, I mean in real life and in some email exchanges.  This is part of why I hate things like Doomsday Non Reality TV.

Thing is I don’t really care if someone thinks I am nuts.  Hell my business partner Neil Franklin calls me “Crazy Jack”.  The concern is that when prepping is presented as “extreme” to the masses it actually emboldens them to remain unprepared.  They look at this stuff and think “those people are nuts” and the natural response to take the show to be nothing more then entertainment like Jersey Shore of the bimbo Kardahians.

The reality is along with things like natural disasters which we have all witnessed many suffer the consequences of not being prepared for, we have a bigger issue.  The world is not going to end but it is shifting right now in many ways, today we are going to discuss that shift.

Join Me Today As We Discuss…

  • How we got here collectively
  • How we got here individually (more important)
  • Some Shifts we Must Understand
    • Population
    • Economics
    • Politics
    • Migration
    • Resource Competition
    • Long Term Cycles
  • Why these things will happen, not might happen
  • What we can do to prepare for them
  • Why we need to be prepared to help more then just “our own”
  • The community you are part of whether you want to be or not
  • Why there is a lot of hope in our future despite a lot of challenge

Resources for today’s show…

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-1034- Glen Tate on Books 3 and 4 of the 299 Days Series

Book 4 in the 299 Days Series

Book 4 in the 299 Days Series

Today you get an opportunity to win a signed proof edition of the third and forth books in the 299 Days series. Not just by Glen but by me as well, make sure to pay attention to how to do that in today’s episode.

Glen Tate is the author of the ten-book prepper novel series “299 Days” published by Prepper Press. The books describe an average guy who prepares for, and lives through, a partial collapse of the United States.

Glen joins us today to discuss the plot lines of books three and four in the 299 Days book series.  Today we discuss what an initial collapse would look like and why Glen feels it is inevitable based on his close up insider seat within the walls of government.

We also discuss the newest changes Glen has made in his personal life, progress on “flipping his spouse” and the reality that many people within government are becoming receptive to both TSP and the message of 299 days.

The story line of 299 Days is as follows,

In it, the main character, Grant Matson, has a job that allows him to see what’s wrong with government. He realizes he needs to prepare for what’s coming and he does so. His wife, Lisa, is reluctant to prepare because she thinks things are just fine. When the civil unrest and political collapse hit in a dramatic way, it is undeniable that they need to leave their Olympia, Washington home and head to their cabin. But, Lisa is still reluctant; she desperately wants things to remain “normal.”

Out at the cabin, a collection of amazing–yet real–people assemble. They create their own community because the government isn’t functioning in their area. They have to work together and, as a community, they manage to achieve some impressive results. Unlike most prepper stories, in 299 Days America suffers a partial collapse. The utilities stay one (due to a spell-binding plot twist) and the government functions in larger cities. People in rural areas still get some food and services from the government, but must increasingly rely on themselves. There are no zombies or cannibalism; 299 Days describes a much more likely partial collapse scenario.

Grant’s friends, who work in government, describe how things continue to go down hill in the city and how the government is trying to maintain control. They describe exactly why the government, as big and powerful as it once was, cannot control things. Many in the military and law enforcement step in to stop the bad things; others in the military and law enforcement perpetuate the bad things.

After a while out at the cabin, some important visitors arrive and present Grant with a difficult choice. Eventually, the Patriots–the side Grant is on–are forced to take on what’s left of the former government. There is a huge battle. In the end, Grant has an important job at the beginning of the rebuilding.

Glen is a moderator on the TSP forum under the name “Heavy G.” He lives and works in Olympia, Washington where he has a front row seat to the corruption in government. Much like the main character in the series, the author is a forty-something resident of the capitol of Washington State, Olympia, and is a very active prepper. He grew up in the remote logging town of Forks, Washington.

“Glen” keeps his identity a secret so he won’t lose his job because, in his line of work, being a prepper and questioning the motives of government is not appreciated.

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

 

 

Episode-999- Gregory Mannarino on QE Infinity and Beyond

Greg Mannarino of Market Report

Greg Mannarino of Market Report

Gregory Mannarino is a financial strategist, technical analyst, and also a practicing health care provider. Greg is the “host” of a popular daily YouTube blog which explores and exposes the machinations of Wall Street, finance, economics, government, and current events relating to these subjects.

Greg started his financial career working on Wall Street as an analyst and trader for the securities and trading arm of Bear Stearns during the dot-com bubble.

He began his medical career practicing at Staten Island University Hospital Emergency Department.

He also served as a commissioned officer in the United States Naval Reserve Medical Service Corps.

To date Greg is the author of 7 books, his newest book is titled The Politics Of Money,” and is a complete version of all his works which have been updated as well. This latest version of his work, The Politics Of Money, will supersede and replace all of his previous books as he will be phasing out his previous publications.

Today he joins us on TSP to discuss…

  • Mo money, mo money, QE3, Operation Twist, Q4 and more
  • The dangers of pretending to know the “timeline to the end”
  • How banks are now gaming the stock market
  • Why China is making all the right moves and we are not
  • Why precious metals must be part of your wealth holdings right now
  • Why the financial elite are trying to “load up the casino” 1 more time
  • Thoughts on civil unrest that will accompany a financial collapse
  • Why even in collapse opportunities to create wealth will exist for the prepared
  • Why preparedness is important beyond the financial components

Resources for today’s show…

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.