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Episode-932- Selco from SHTF School on Survival During the Balkan Wars

This was Relaity for Millions in the Balkans

This was Relaity for Millions in the Balkans

In the 1990s as Yugoslavia broke up a series of conflicts erupted that are often called the Third Balkan War.  In fact what this was amounted to a series of regional conflicts that were in essence several different civil wars.

In the middle of this region lived a young man we shall call Selco who simply was happy to have friends and a job along with playing in a local rock band.  Something that could have come right out of Americana.  Then almost overnight the entire dream became a nightmare.  The region was in the middle of a war, there was absolutely no support for over a year.

During this year Selco and his group lived without running water, no electricity, no food service or grocery stores, no distribution of any goods and absolutely no legitimate law enforcement.  It was a time when simply walking down certain streets during daylight hours would be met with a hale of sniper fire.  A time when a man who stood alone would meet with certain death.  A time with very little medical care, abysmal sanitation and where most people buried dead comrades and family members in their back yards.

Today Selco still lives in this area and he runs a website called “Shit Hit the Fan School” where he provides information on what happened, what worked, what didn’t and how order was eventually restored.  There is no other source of education on survival of a complete breakdown better then from someone who didn’t just live it, but survived it.

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Episode-819- Billy Joel’s Allentown – History Lesson, Prophecy or Both

Today we are going to do something completely different and look at the old Billy Joel hit from 1982, “Allentown”.  My hope is after you hear today’s show you will fully understand what I mean when I say, “history, prophecy or both” in regard to the song.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • What “closing the factories down” was actually like
  • Why unemployment was a national problem but worse in the coal and steel regions
  • What the song means when talks about “weekends at the Jersey shore”
  • The “restlessness” that was handed down
  • “Graduations hang on the wall” today they are college degrees vs. high school diplomas
  • The multiple broken promises that generation experienced
  • What “filling out forms, standing in lines” means to us today
  • What “hard to stay” is really all about
  • The true nature of the WWII generation post war prosperity
  • How “one word plastics” from the movie “The Graduate” relates to this song
  • What “the threw and American flag in our face” was all about
  • How the “flag in the face” relates to today
  • How this song is really about one of the massive shifts in the world
  • How this generation got caught in this shift
  • Some of the other massive shifts on the past 200 years
  • The real nature of the current shift

Lyrics of the Song Allentown

Well we’re living here in Allentown
And they’re closing all the factories down
Out in Bethlehem they’re killing time
Filling out forms, standing in line

Well our fathers fought the Second World War
Spent their weekends on the Jersey Shore
Met our mothers at the USO
Asked them to dance, danced with them slow
And we’re living here in Allentown
But the restlessness was handed down
And it’s getting very hard to stay

Well we’re waiting here in Allentown
For the Pennsylvania we never found
For the promises our teachers gave
If we worked hard, if we behaved

So the graduations hang on the wall
But they never really helped us at all
No they never taught us what was real
Iron and coke, chromium steel
And we’re waiting here in Allentown
But they’ve taken all the coal from the ground
And the union people crawled away

Every child had a pretty good shot
To get at least as far as their old man got
Something happened on the way to that place
They threw an American flag in our face

Well, I’m living here in Allentown
And it’s hard to keep a good man down
But I won’t be getting up today

And it’s getting very hard to stay
And we’re living here in Allentown

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Episode-812- My Thoughts on 7 of Our Biggest Global Threats

I try to keep things positive but hey there is a reason we all prep right.  From individual disasters, to regional SHTF events to the reality of some global threats.  Today I am going to take a look at some of the big threats, what I think the probability of them are and what I feel the ramifications would be.

Join Me Today As We Discuss

  • Pandemic
  • Nuclear Disaster/War
  • Global Economic Meltdown
  • Global Conventional War (is it possible?)
  • Long Term Power Grid Failure (solar or EMP)
  • Global Food Shortage
  • Peak Oil

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Episode-329- My Predictions from Oct 2008

On Oct. 30th, 2008 I did a show called 9 Predictions for 2008-2011, today we take a look at those predictions and where I got it right, were I got it wrong and even honestly where it looks like I was right but wasn’t totally right.

Tune in today as we discuss

  • The results of the 08 elections
  • Stimulus Two
  • The proposed assault weapons ban
  • The fairness doctrine
  • Depressions and False Recoveries
  • Violent Crime
  • The Afghan War
  • The Iraq War
  • The Unemployment Rate

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Episode-83- 9 Predictions for 2008 – 2012

After returning from a two day trip I found a great new thread on our forum about predictions for the next few week, months and years.  I decided to use it as the basis for today’s show.

Tune in today to hear…

  • Why the site was down for most of yesterday
  • My response to Dudley Storey from Episode 81
  • Will Obama wins by landslide and if so what will happen because of it?
  • Will we see another assault weapons ban more restrictive than Clinton’s and how might it be opposed?
  • Will the depression/recession deepen or might we see a “false recovery” if so what will drive it and what will the next burst look like?
  • Will the fairness doctrine passed and what will it mean to “talk radio”?
  • Will taxes go up for only those making 250,000 or be raised soon after for every one else because the government still can’t afford what it is spending on programs and a trillion dollar deficit?
  • Will unemployment will hit double digits?
  • What events might trigger violent crime will increases across the country?
  • Will we still be in Iraq two years from now?
  • What is going to happen with the Afghan war and why?

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