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How to Survive the Next Economic Depression

How to Survive the Next Economic Depression

Union Square Publications.

Author:Ash Bunsee

Copyright: 2016: Ash Bunsee

ISBN No 978-0-620-72387-9

Catalogue no 00029072016900

This book has been created under creative commons license and the author does not insist upon attributions. You may republish and duplicate this work free of charge and free of any royalties.

Authors comments:

In order to understand the causes and effects of an economic depression better, I believe that it is wise for one to familiarise ones self just a little bit with the reasons for the invention of money and its effects upon man. I also believe that it is prudent to also consider the eloquent critics of money and there were many along the way that saw money from its inception for what it really was, and what it represented. The potential of money, that acts as a matrix which causes much division and much hardships amongst man, animal and nature. It is difficult for one to understand and act out accordingly in an economic depression situation without first understanding its root cause – money.

“Banking was conceived in iniquity, and was born in sin. The Bankers own the Earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of the pen, they will create enough deposits, to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and the great fortunes like mine will disappear, and they ought to disappear, for this would be a happier and better world to live in. But if you wish to remain slaves of Bankers, and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits.”  — Sir Josiah Stamp, (President of the Bank of England in the 1920’s, the second richest man in Britain).

 

How to Survive the Next Economic Depression.

What is the one commodity that man over the centuries have fallen in love with, killed and died for it, dedicated large portions of their lives for its accumulation, in many instance worshiped it like a god, the many spoke about it in fondness and lust, schemed for it, many noble families have arranged their bloodlines around it, most religions incorporate it and speak of it as a chattel of good luck and fortune, many have destroyed nature in its name, some have even called it virtuous and swore by its virtue, many songs and motion pictures were made espousing its great value and uses, some lied and cheated for it, dreamt about accumulating loads of it, aspired for it through various means, loved for it, went to war over it, countries were born around its principles, many complicating sounding names were invented to describe it, many books have been written about it, many people have spent years of their lives learning how to understand it and how to practise and advise others about it, many people have travelled far and wide in order to accumulate it, it is magic, it is an illusion, it does not exist except in our hearts and minds, – what is the it that I am referring to?

Yes indeed! You guessed correctly, that commodity is called “money” as we all know by now, but what many people don’t know, refuse to know or believe is that money quite simply put is an illusion! It for all intents and purposes is an abstract matrix that only exists if you believe that it exists! I guess that faith in money is maintained by the vast majority simply because many people really and truly cannot imagine their lives without this commodity called money. There were many men of means who confided in me that they will end their lives if they lost it all.

Money stands tall as a resource of great value, only because we believe that it has great value. I agree with those that say that there is very little that we can do without money! But stop for a while and roll this thought around your mind. As I have mentioned money is but an illusion! Everything in this world already exists, every resource and every idea no matter how technologically advanced or however bombastically sounding that idea may seem!

 

“What is happening now has happened before, and what will happen in the future has happened before, because God makes the same things happen over and over again.” – Ecclesiastes 3:15 the Bible

 

This world is the world” and is complete in every sense of the word. It has been said of this world “we can take out not a single atom nor add a single one back into the world!” Below is an excerpt from an ancient Indian text that goes a long way to define reality against the backdrop of an illusion.

 

“That which cannot be expressed by speech, but by which speech is expressed—that alone know as Brahman and not that which people here worship.

 

That which cannot be apprehended by the mind, but by which, they say, the mind is apprehended—that alone know as Brahman and not that which people here worship.

 

That which cannot be perceived by the eye, but by which the eye is perceived—that alone know as Brahman and not that which people here worship.

 

That which cannot he heard by the ear, but by which the hearing is perceived—that alone know as Brahman and not that which people here worship”

. – The Upanishads –

 

Before money, there was Barter, which is an exchange for other goods or services. Money can in many respects be thought of as an institutionalized form of bartering. It is through this concept of institution came along those that wished to place a yoke around the neck of man and introduced the “concept of money” The architect of money knew from the outset that it was a false notion so this is more than likely the reason why at first they used real and living things as money.

This was done so that people will begin to see use and value and the idea of money. It would not seem so far fetched that it would be unacceptable by the people upon its inception. Like with most charades and confidence tricks, one needs to gain ones confidence before the evil deed is executed.

Thus over a long timeline, they continued to use real things as “money” in order to burn this notion in peoples minds, hearts and habits. One of the concepts that money relies upon for its existence is that old habits die hard.

Over the centuries many things were used as money, cattle, camels, jewels and precious metals, salt, grain, coffee, even unique seashells were used as a means of exchange. Commodities and finally metals in the form of coins were introduced.  Paper money emerged as a confidence trick.

It originated with the goldsmith of old, who gave receipts to wealthy citizens for storage and safekeeping of their precious stones and metals namely gold.  The goldsmiths desired that the receipt could be used in commerce since seeing that not everyone redeemed their receipt at once.

It is believed that although the precious stone/ metals or gold could be redeemed on demand from the goldsmith, there appeared to be huge time lapses from clients in their redemption. The goldsmiths realized that the demands for redemption were relatively small so they hatched a plan around this fact and decided to keep just a minimum of the clients’ gold in reserve of around 10% on hand to meet claims from clients. It is believed that the balance of the gold some 90% of the clients’ gold was sold of by the goldsmith for their own enjoyment and profit! Thus fractional-reserve banking system that we still have today was born.

With it was born mans greatest distraction pain and downfall! By way of nature’s correction of this trick in the form of what is known as an economic depression.

 

You can’t serve God and Mammon, Mammon being the God of money” – the Bible

 

Mammon in all versions of the Bible (it may be worded differently in each of the bibles) is a demon of money or material wealth and is associated with the greedy pursuit of gain. In the middle Ages it was often personified as a deity and sometimes included in the seven princes of Hell. Mammon is depicted often as being half human and half wolf.

 For centuries, privately owned banks would issue paper bank notes backed it has been said by full but some quarters believe it has been reduced gold reserves and then much later by stealth the value was transferred to the demand deposits which were redeemable by personal drafts or checks and gold was all but forgotten to a large extent.

This was made even more of an explicit fact when President Richard Nixon closed the gold window in 1971 by executive order number 11615. This great act of deceit was the last remnants of what little gold that stood behind each and every United States Dollar bill. It was effectively removed by the stroke of a pen.

It is from this point onwards that the dollar bill moved from about 90% fiat to 100% fiat money. This fiat money is but one of the ways that money is created ex nihilo derived from a Latin word meaning out of thin air!

Money is created out of absolutely nothing.   Most texts teach us that money is created first by someone making a deposit and then the bank waits for someone to come along and borrow it.  This is not true.  Money is created the instant it is borrowed.  In other words, debt creates money. 

“The entire function of this machine is to convert debt into money.  It’s just that simple.  First, the Fed takes all the government bonds which the public does not buy and writes a check to Congress in exchange for them.  (It acquires other debt obligations as well, but government bonds comprise most of its inventory.)  There is no money to back up this check.  These fiat dollars are created on the spot for that purpose.  By calling those bonds “reserves,” the Fed then uses them as the base for creating 9 additional dollars for every dollar created for the bonds themselves.  The money created for the bonds is spent by the government, whereas the money created on top of those bonds is the source of all the bank loans made to the nation’s businesses and individuals.  The result of this process is the same as creating money on a printing press, but the illusion is based on an accounting trick rather than a printing trick.  The bottom line is that Congress and the banking cartel have entered into a partnership in which the cartel has the privilege of collecting interest on money which it creates out of nothing, a perpetual override on money which it creates out of nothing, a perpetual override on every American dollar that exists in the world.  Congress, on the other hand, has access to unlimited funding without having to tell the voters their taxes are being raised through the process of inflation.  If you understand this paragraph, you understand the Federal Reserve System.  (Griffin, The Creature from Jekyll Island, p. 193)

[_ “The federal government adds ink to a piece of paper, creates impressive designs around the edges, and calls it a bond or Treasury note.  It is merely a promise to pay a specified sum at a specified interest on a specific date…this debt eventually becomes the foundation for almost the entire nation’s money supply.  In reality, the government has created cash, but it doesn’t yet look like cash.  To convert these IOUs into paper bills and checkbook money is the function of the Federal Reserve System._]

An instrument of government debt is considered an asset because it is assumed the government will keep its promise to pay…so the Federal Reserve now has an ‘asset’ which can be used to offset a liability.  It then creates liability by adding ink to yet another piece of paper…the “Federal Reserve Check”…

There is no money in any account to cover this check.  Anyone else doing that would be sent to prison.  It is legal for the Fed, however, because Congress wants the money, and this is the easiest way to get it…The process is mysteriously wrapped up in the banking system…The Federal Reserve check is then deposited in one of the Federal Reserve Banks…

These checks become the means by which the first wave of fiat money floods into the economy.  (For detail, please see Griffin, pp195-197)

“These Federal Reserve Checks become commercial bank deposits”  

The printing trick is that money is created out of thin air by using a printing press. Let’s look at coins and notes! What is real money? Money has ceased being real a long long time ago.

Money in the form of coins, banknotes and in its current form is a means of exchange for goods and services. In terms of the information as put out by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the cost produce a dollar bill is 5.5 cents for a one dollar note and 14.3 cents for a one hundred dollar note. Money is not printed in just any printing company! No maim. There are just a handful of companies around the world that are involved in printing money.

[_“History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and its issuance.” _] — James Madison

One of the biggest companies to print money ^ [^is a company called De La Rue plc which was founded in 1821. If one places security reasons aside, one can easily think of these companies as being not only magicians who are able to convert ordinary styled paper into money.

 

“The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is, perhaps, the most, astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented. Banks can in fact inflate, mint, and un-mint the modern ledger-entry currency.”  — Major L.L.B. Angus

But the very concept that I battle to reconcile in my mind is this. Upon each piece of paper passing through the printing press at a cost of for the ease of this example lets say for convenience sake, under 10 cents, The paper once inked is automatically is transformed into high denomination dollar bills of apparent great value.

The printing company in this case De La Rue Plc who will load this freshly minted money onto large trucks. No doubt their will many heavily stern faced armed guards standing around protecting this money (inked paper) from a potential robbery. This cargo of money (printed paper) is then delivered to the government.

De La Rue Plc will then issue an invoice or statement for work carried out and thus waits the customary 30 or 60 days to receive payment from for printing up all this freshly minted money.

Why don’t they just print up the order for the government and then when the job is complete either the government gives them or else they seek permission from the government to print a few hundred thousand dollars more in order to satiate their contract cost?

Why manufacture a product, in this case paper called money then deliver the all of it, and then wait for a small percentage of that self same product that you manufactured to be returned as full payment for your time trouble and good efforts! Do you see this charade of money?

I have no doubt that many economic experts of the day will throw around all kinds of highly complex theories and quote from many absorbing books of why I cannot state this as a fact. This is a fact. This act by De La Rue is nothing but downright preposterous.

There is no getting away from the facts, and this is just the simple plain truth of the matter.

 

It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning” Henry Ford – of the Ford Motor Corporation.

If we have to take this a step further it will prove that De La Rue Plc must surely rank as one of the largest conjurors on Earth. De La Rue Plc can convert a few tons of paper into billions of dollars! And then this freshly printed paper can be used to buy almost anything on the entire Earth! Including jet planes. Ships, yachts, entire towns, villages, highways, byways, factories, plants, houses, homes, cars, trains, large skyscrapers and basically to a large extent peoples labour and lives and many souls in other words it makes up the entire planet.

Bearing this in mind, it can be said that entire economies of countries stand as the result of worthless paper passing through the printing press.

If this is not sheer magic than I ask rather incredulously then what is?

 

While boasting of our noble deeds, we are careful to control the ugly fact that by an iniquitous money system, we have nationalized a system of oppression which, though more refined, is not less cruel than the old system of chattel slavery.” — Horace Greely – American newspaper editor.

 

In this instance one can clearly see how money is non existent. There is no hard asset that backs money anymore like in the old days.

Once a dollar bill is printed at a cost of a few cents it takes on huge value and like magic this perceived value that is derived from air.

The point to take away is that play money also costs the about the same amount to print each note as the dollar bill!

The ruling elites have deviously at first watered down the amount of gold that backed paper money. This seems to be an old trick that seems to reside in the elitists’ playbook.

If we go back many hundreds of years ago and take a look at the workings of the Roman Empire, we will find that economic growth was started be Julius Caesar. Rome was aware of a free market system. The other Roman Emperors Augustus, Nero, Claudius and Caligula wished to expand the Roman Empire by acquiring new kingdoms and more land.

Rome ruled by the principle of leadership of dominance principally asserting its large military forces over other countries. This is very similar of the way that the United Sates of America is structured today.

 

Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.”  — Thomas Jefferson –

 

Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father who was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. He was elected the second Vice President of the United States, serving under John Adams and in 1800 was elected the third President.

 

Rome had conquered Egypt Gaul and Judea, these exercises in empire building at first brought in vast wealth into Roman coughers and these continuous expeditions eventually became a drain on the Roman Empire as a result of the drain on her gold with trade deficit and her ever increasing government spending on its standing army and other public works.

This was despite the fact that Rome was unable to increase state revenues. The empires army continued to double in size. This led to Nero tampering with the money. He ordered the mint to reduce both the quantity of gold and silver in the Roman coin collectively called aes; a silver coin was a denarius and a gold coin was an aureus. Ancient Romans also used copper alloy coins called dupondius and metal alloy coins called sestertius. The silver and gold content was adulterated by as much as 85%. This allowed Nero to falsely increase the Roman money base by deceit and thin air. This was some of the reasons for decline as an empire.

It is well documented that eventually all empires in a timeline fail in a similar manner that dynasties and family generational wealth also eventually dissipates into thin air.

 

In this present day the human race generally perceive to store their work efforts and time as units in money. Money of today is very similar to the fairy tale story of the naked emperor.

How often have you heard or read the story of the naked emperor who was tricked by a cunning tailor into going out on a public parade stark naked. If you know or read the story, you probably would have thought to yourself what a foolish emperor! How foolish can a person be to fall for such an obvious and foolish trick!

Indeed that was an obvious and is a foolish trick but even more foolishly astounding is that money is a medium of exchange and nothing else. So as you can see we live in a world where a similar but a much larger lie is continuously perpetrated upon all of mankind right up until this very day. This is the biggest lie and secret that is foisted upon the people of this planet! Which is … That money really and truly simply does exist as, and is a store of value!

The whole charade stands on a flimsy foundation of skewed thought and idea of money being an item of immense value. In its current paper form it is a medium of exchange and nothing else. Cashless electronic transaction is no better or worse. The newly punted concern concept of bitcoins is no different from traditional fiat money.

Accumulating excessive amounts of this paper called money does not make you richer when compared to a homeless tramp living on the streets, looking out for his next meal.

One only perceives to unlock the value of this paper money when it is used for most things that have perceived value.

So possessing many millions from a psychological aspect may make you feel secure and rich from the aspect that you are able to feed yourself adequately,

( don’t forget that the little farmer down the road also feels secure with fact that he can feed himself adequately too) but beyond that it means nothing in the sense that it is like not having it at all until you decide to dissolve it into goods and services.

There has been a set of principles on which this practice of an activity of money and all its uses is formally camouflaged. I refer to the ism and schisms that have been placed around the concept of money and this done so that masses will not see through this charade because if they do, the magic of money will not work.

Some of the isms are bombastic sounding words like capitalism, socialism, Marxism, Communism, Leninism, Keynesianism, but what all these severe and strict sounding names really does is to make reference to a complex systems but one which has just a single common ideology at its core agenda and goal.

And all these fancy sounding systems put together simply refer to the production of money and its various uses!

Its controlled uses through a set of predetermined rules, really has at its foundation a philosophy, typically a political ideology on money and how it is used as a tool of control. It is a matrix. This policy or practice of worthless money is used to acquire full or partial political control over other countries.

 

“Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes its laws” — Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild. = 1838

 

Mayer Amschel Rothschild founded Rothschilds in the year 1760

 

This is a list of Rothschild owned and controlled banks:

 

Afghanistan: Bank of Afghanistan
Albania: Bank of Albania
Algeria: Bank of Algeria
Argentina: Central Bank of Argentina
Armenia: Central Bank of Armenia
Aruba: Central Bank of Aruba
Australia: Reserve Bank of Australia
Austria: Austrian National Bank
Azerbaijan: Central Bank of Azerbaijan Republic
Bahamas: Central Bank of The Bahamas
Bahrain: Central Bank of Bahrain
Bangladesh: Bangladesh Bank
Barbados: Central Bank of Barbados
Belarus: National Bank of the Republic of Belarus
Belgium: National Bank of Belgium
Belize: Central Bank of Belize
Benin: Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)
Bermuda: Bermuda Monetary Authority
Bhutan: Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan
Bolivia: Central Bank of Bolivia
Bosnia: Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana: Bank of Botswana
Brazil: Central Bank of Brazil
Bulgaria: Bulgarian National Bank
Burkina Faso: Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)
Burundi: Bank of the Republic of Burundi
Cambodia: National Bank of Cambodia
Cameroon: Bank of Central African States
Canada: Bank of Canada – Banque du Canada
Cayman Islands: Cayman Islands Monetary Authority
Central African Republic: Bank of Central African States
Chad: Bank of Central African States
Chile: Central Bank of Chile
China: The People’s Bank of China
Colombia: Bank of the Republic
Comoros: Central Bank of Comoros
Congo: Bank of Central African States
Costa Rica: Central Bank of Costa Rica
Côte d’Ivoire: Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)
Croatia: Croatian National Bank
Cuba: Central Bank of Cuba
Cyprus: Central Bank of Cyprus
Czech Republic: Czech National Bank
Denmark: National Bank of Denmark
Dominican Republic: Central Bank of the Dominican Republic
East Caribbean area: Eastern Caribbean Central Bank
Ecuador: Central Bank of Ecuador
Egypt: Central Bank of Egypt
El Salvador: Central Reserve Bank of El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea: Bank of Central African States
Estonia: Bank of Estonia
Ethiopia: National Bank of Ethiopia
European Union: European Central Bank
Fiji: Reserve Bank of Fiji
Finland: Bank of Finland
France: Bank of France
Gabon: Bank of Central African States
The Gambia: Central Bank of The Gambia
Georgia: National Bank of Georgia
Germany: Deutsche Bundesbank
Ghana: Bank of Ghana
Greece: Bank of Greece
Guatemala: Bank of Guatemala
Guinea Bissau: Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)
Guyana: Bank of Guyana
Haiti: Central Bank of Haiti
Honduras: Central Bank of Honduras
Hong Kong: Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Hungary: Magyar Nemzeti Bank
Iceland: Central Bank of Iceland
India: Reserve Bank of India
Indonesia: Bank Indonesia
Iran: The Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Iraq: Central Bank of Iraq
Ireland: Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland
Israel: Bank of Israel
Italy: Bank of Italy
Jamaica: Bank of Jamaica
Japan: Bank of Japan
Jordan: Central Bank of Jordan
Kazakhstan: National Bank of Kazakhstan
Kenya: Central Bank of Kenya
Korea: Bank of Korea
Kuwait: Central Bank of Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan: National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic
Latvia: Bank of Latvia
Lebanon: Central Bank of Lebanon
Lesotho: Central Bank of Lesotho
Libya: Central Bank of Libya (Their most recent conquest)
Uruguay: Central Bank of Uruguay
Lithuania: Bank of Lithuania
Luxembourg: Central Bank of Luxembourg
Macao: Monetary Authority of Macao
Macedonia: National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia
Madagascar: Central Bank of Madagascar
Malawi: Reserve Bank of Malawi
Malaysia: Central Bank of Malaysia
Mali: Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)
Malta: Central Bank of Malta
Mauritius: Bank of Mauritius
Mexico: Bank of Mexico
Moldova: National Bank of Moldova
Mongolia: Bank of Mongolia
Montenegro: Central Bank of Montenegro
Morocco: Bank of Morocco
Mozambique: Bank of Mozambique
Namibia: Bank of Namibia
Nepal: Central Bank of Nepal
Netherlands: Netherlands Bank
Netherlands Antilles: Bank of the Netherlands Antilles
New Zealand: Reserve Bank of New Zealand
Nicaragua: Central Bank of Nicaragua
Niger: Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)
Nigeria: Central Bank of Nigeria
Norway: Central Bank of Norway
Oman: Central Bank of Oman
Pakistan: State Bank of Pakistan
Papua New Guinea: Bank of Papua New Guinea
Paraguay: Central Bank of Paraguay
Peru: Central Reserve Bank of Peru
Philip Pines: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Poland: National Bank of Poland
Portugal: Bank of Portugal
Qatar: Qatar Central Bank
Romania: National Bank of Romania
Russia: Central Bank of Russia
Rwanda: National Bank of Rwanda
San Marino: Central Bank of the Republic of San Marino
Samoa: Central Bank of Samoa
Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency
Senegal: Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)
Serbia: National Bank of Serbia
Seychelles: Central Bank of Seychelles
Sierra Leone: Bank of Sierra Leone
Singapore: Monetary Authority of Singapore
Slovakia: National Bank of Slovakia
Slovenia: Bank of Slovenia
Solomon Islands: Central Bank of Solomon Islands
South Africa: South African Reserve Bank
Spain: Bank of Spain
Sri Lanka: Central Bank of Sri Lanka
Sudan: Bank of Sudan
Surinam: Central Bank of Suriname
Swaziland: The Central Bank of Swaziland
Sweden: Sveriges Riksbank
Switzerland: Swiss National Bank
Tajikistan: National Bank of Tajikistan
Tanzania: Bank of Tanzania
Thailand: Bank of Thailand
Togo: Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)
Tonga: National Reserve Bank of Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago: Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia: Central Bank of Tunisia
Turkey: Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey
Uganda: Bank of Uganda
Ukraine: National Bank of Ukraine
United Arab Emirates: Central Bank of United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom: Bank of England
United States: Federal Reserve, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Vanuatu: Reserve Bank of Vanuatu
Venezuela: Central Bank of Venezuela
Vietnam: The State Bank of Vietnam
Yemen: Central Bank of Yemen
Zambia: Bank of Zambia
Zimbabwe: Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe

The FED and the IRS

 

Source: humansarefree.com/2013/…/complete-list-of-banks-*own*edcontrolled.ht..

 

By using this power to exploit a policy of extending a country’s power and influence through diplomacy. And through the use of its military force. In order for it to control economically an extensive groups of states and countries under a single supreme authority.

 

For those that choose not to understand basic finance will remain a slave to the system.

 

“Those who create and issue money and credit direct the policies of government and hold in the hollow of their hands the destiny of the people.”   — Sir. Reginald McKenna, former President of the Midland Bank of England

 

Moreover for those that do not understand money shall stand firm representing a dot in a puzzle ready to be joined by an invisible line helping to connect all things to form a complex whole which becomes the matrix of an interconnecting network of money and its wealth effect.

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What we have today in the vast majority of countries is fiat money and what is fiat money?

Fiat money is inconvertible paper money made legal tender by government decree. Its usage is also enforced through the barrel of a gun. This is evident in the concept of what is known as the “petro dollar” which is a notional unit of currency earned by oil producing and exporting countries from the export of its petroleum.

Bearing in mind that the dollar is nothing but fiat so in other words, this leads one to peer into a strange situation. Oil producing countries produce and sell their oil for nothing but worthless pieces of paper! This off course is not exactly by sheer choice! One only has to look at some of the reasons that the United States of America has such a large military machine and this is where the term comes from, Fiat money is enforced through the “barrel of a gun”

The net consequence of fiat money is a financial pyramid scheme and that’s what we have today. This is not a result of an overnight miscalculation but rather it is as a result of a long line of plunder by the elitist of the financial system. The net result of this will be an economic downturn or depression.

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A depression is commonly defined as an extreme recession that lasts two or more years. The flip side of the coin of affluence is rotting effluence.

There have been several depressions on the planet. The most notable has been the popular Great Depression in the United States of America and the huge economic depression of the Weimer Republic” ( Germany) around this same timeframe.

All economic depression normally follows a period of economic growth.

The banking system

One of the common signs of a depression is a failing banking system. This is largely due to an excessive increase in the money supply of fiat money and excessive debt expansion. Starting at around the year 1929 banks in America began to fail at an alarming rate. In total over 744 banks had failed and many remained open by the skin of their teeth. Many banks merged with each other in order to remain in business. Many people who had their entire life savings in banks lost all their money completely and ended up paupers.

 

Weimar Republic is an unofficial designation for the German state, 1919 and 1933. The name derives from the city of Weimer where its Constitutional assembly first took place. The official name of the state was the German Reich (Deutsches Reich), continuing the name from the pre-1918 German Empire.

In 1932 unemployment reached well over six million. In Germany and the people were desperate for money with which to feed and house their families. It is estimated that German unemployment affected over 20 million people.

Thousands of people were evicted because they were unable to pay rent. These people were made homeless. Those who had a job endured low wages and poor conditions.

Money quickly worthless and the middle class lost their entire savings as money became worthless. In fact the money became so worthless that people used to take a barrow if money to the store just to buy a loaf of bread. Money became so worthless that it was given to kids to use as play money. There are some people who used these banknotes as wall paper and as fuel for fire.

 

It should be noted that radical political ideas and parties easily gain much support under these terrible and extreme conditions of hardship. In fact this is one of the reasons how Hitler was able to gain popularity amongst the people.

Today we are no different from the 1929 and 1930s. In the United States alone we have a bank failure rate of over since 2009 we have had over 500 banks collapse and with it thousands up thousands of bank branches closing down.

In Argentina during the period of 1998 till 2002 Argentina experienced a banking crisis and many banks closed down and even the foreign banks just upped and left during this crises taking with the depositors money.

In 2012 and 2013 the island of Cypress which is a part of the European Union had a banking crisis and many people who had their life savings in the banks lost it all.

Effects of the great depression

The effects on humans of all of these economic depressions are huge. It is because that the economies of the world emulate and rely upon America as the money creators of choice. When America falls into a depression it quickly spreads around the world. The point cannot be overstressed that America through the Federal Reserve is the architect of this financial pyramid scheme.

Governments will not announce the arrival of a depression. They will insist that everything is going according to plan. The charade of keeping up the wealth effect will increase with new state of the art high rise and other buildings being built all over the place, A large amount of iconic structures like soccer stadiums will be torn down and replaced with more modern looking structures to help with the keeping up the wealth effect.

In fact there will be a large disconnect between the stock market and Main Street as used in its traditional sense. Main Street will faultier and enter a downward spiral. Small medium and even many large businesses will start to fail and shutter their doors.

The mainstream media will not focus on the financial woes of Main Street. This decay of a very important and integral part of the economy shall by kept hidden by what can only be termed a silent decree by the ruling elite class and the unofficial gagging of the media.

Through all of this the stock market which in reality is not a market at all. It is actually misleading to call it a market as it is purely by definition a mechanism of exchange, hence the word “stock exchange” is appropriate. As its role as an exchange it is susceptible to elitist manipulation and one may find that the stock exchange despite the real economic doom and gloom may increase exponentially to main street.

These markets almost as if on steroids will increase undeterred by the real economic that exist at ground zero. The media shall punt on the point that since the “stock markets” are in such good form and rallying, then surely by implication all is well with the general economy. This message will be repeated to the people over and over until the vast majority of the population eventually start believing this lie.

The stock market will be made out as easy an easy mechanism to make profits and yes indeed at its initial stages it would be so. The rules and proper knowledge that is required to astutely invest in the stock exchanges will slowly be removed as the exchange shall spiral upwards. In real terms the stock – exchange shall resemble a casino. Persons with little or absolutely no knowledge or understanding shall enter the stock exchange and really make money and big money too. Others seeing this shall be encouraged by this easy method of acquiring wealth and follow suit.

The problem shall be almost like a game of musical chairs, when the music stops there simply wouldn’t be enough chairs and the ensuing chaos will not be a pretty sight.

Large swathes of people will loose their entire life savings through the stock exchanges. Pension funds, banks and insurance companies will go broke almost overnight. The stock – exchange will simply collapse under all this weight. It would more than likely revert to its intrinsic value, in other words, its wildly overinflated indexes of stock valuations will drop like a stone. The intrinsic value is the actual value of a company or an asset based on an underlying perception of its true value including all aspects of the business, in terms of both tangible and intangible factors.

[_ A large amount of these companies on the stock exchange will tumble by up to 99% in value. _]

This is when the euphoria of the “stock exchange and its cousins the “derivatives exchange” both regulated and unregulated will be replaced by the stark realties of its perpetuated lie.

The net effect of this collapse will be an economic depression of biblical proportions. There is no telling by mere man when this will occur. It could very well occur before the close of business today or maybe in a month from today or perhaps in the next few years but come it will, there is no doubt about that.

As a matter of fact it is already here in its raging form! Just ask the over 46 million people in America that actually live on food stamps as handed out as a survival means by the government, or those that live from one menial pay check to another or just ask the hundreds of thousands of mole or tunnel people that live in sewage subways, railroad and flood tunnels in New York City and Las Vegas amongst many the cities too numerous to mention here. Take a look at the increase in the number of street kids in Sunset Boulevard Hollywood, or the increasing number of people that are starting to live in their cars with their families.

For these poor souls the ravaging effects of an economic depression that we speak of has arrived by stealth at their doorsteps.

Do not make the regular mistake of looking at these poor souls as out castes as most so very often do. Many of these people are no different from you and me in many respects. With the exception of a few, it is more than probable that most were born into a loving family as someone’s son or daughter. There more than likely been exposed to a lot of care, love and affection by their parents and extended families and friends. Memorable birthday parties and the like!

It is also more than likely that more than a few of these people held medium to high paying jobs in society.

Some people may have been wealthy business people in their time. The story of life is littered with people who have fallen from grace.

Let’s look at the story of Carl Fisher. Carl Fisher was a self made multimillionaire businessman who lived in America prior to the great depression. He made a fortune from selling his automotive headlamp business to General motors and went on to develop the Indianapolis motorcar race track and also developed on of the most affluent developments just outside of Miami for celebrities and millionaires.

This development with its multimillion dollar homes still stand right up until today. The development is called ‘Fisher Island” which still bears his name. It was during the great depression of 1929 that Carl Fischer was overleveraged in stocks that he held. When the stock exchange began to collapse, he did not have the money to meet his margin calls and very quickly went broke.

His wife divorced him. At first he took on doing menial handy man work for his friends whilst living in a camper, and eventually died an alcoholic on the streets.

If we look at this being a similar case, David Llewellyn Mark “D. W.” Griffith, who was instrumental in founding one of the largest motion picture companies in the world. That company became known wide world as the “United Artist Corporation” The founder ended up alone and died in a single room in a hotel.

I don’t suppose that these once rich and influential businessmen envisaged encountering an inglorious end. I am sure that the vast majority of tunnel or mole people never in their wildest dreams expected to move themselves and their families into a sewage tunnel or any other tunnel for that matter.

Make sure that you get the best out of life for you and your family by making a life changing decision today. Just remember that you don’t have to be materially wealthy to give your family everything that they need, but you can prove to them that despite being not wealthy. There is so much more that life has to offer. And the best part of all this is that it costs very little to nothing.

Acquire the life changing skills and lead yourself and you family to greater things making sure that you are not overwhelmed by the chaos that surrounds you as you move ahead in time.

 

“Money confers social and political power, naturally.   Those who have more of it than others use their wealth to dominate or control other human beings who have little or none.  But money also gives power to a secret self, enabling it to pursue its own self-gratification in a singular fashion…
“Money, therefore, contains a continuous illusion of immortal power – the psychic vehicle for defeating time itself by controlling the future.  It is only an illusion; no mortal ever conquers time…
“Thus, on a psychic plane, the Wall Street investor accomplishes what the alchemist could not – creating gold from dross, real wealth from mere paper, a living organism from raw numbers…
[To demystify the Federal Reserve, one first had to understand that money did not require religious faith or buried fantasies or impenetrable technicalities.  Money was, above all, a political question – a matter of deliberate choices made by the state.” _] — William Greider, _*Secrets of the Temple*, pp. 235, 236, 238, 242

 

William Harold Greider is an American journalist and author who write primarily about economics.

During the next coming economic depression, and come it will, the fabric of society shall tear as is the case with all of the other depressions. Law and order as we know shall at first falter and the break down completely. The military and police shall at first attempt to keep law and order by strict measurements. When the have not’s or losers form into organised marauding streets gangs and start ransacking homes and businesses, the personal that comprise the military and police shall abandon their duty in order to stay at home in order to take care of their own family and friends. There will be no one to protect you from these marauding gangs. The only way forward is for neighbourhoods to organise and form vigilante units of their very own.

The food stores shall be completely ransacked within days if not hours. There will be a shortage of food. Forget about food stocks being replenished at supermarkets. Many food trucks will simple be hijacked en route to its destination. Utilities will be at a threat as pipes will be stolen to be resold or be fashioned into crude weapons.

Water and electricity will be cut off from large urban areas that shall remain in extended periods of blackouts. The government will try and hold on to law and order by declaring a state of emergency and possibly martial law. This will only offer temporary hope relief as renegade bands of desperate people will attack the soldiers and steals their arms. Then we shall descend into a more extreme environment of chaos. There really will be no respect for life as life will be made even cheaper than what it is today. The quest of most people will be for food and to avoid hunger not only for themselves but their crying hungry children. The shortage of food will get so bad that people will resort to desperate measure in order to attain simple things.

Humans will resort to eating animals and even other humans, some woman will sell their bodies for a can of beaked beans. Violence within family units and communities will increase at an alarming rate. Hunger filth and squalor will be everywhere.

More than a few wealthy people would have had their so called fortunes lost to the banks that have shuttered their doors. More than a few of these people will survive as relics of the money system living their days out not really sure of what hit them.

Eventually members of the military and police will breakaway as renegades and form organised crime gangs of their own. Only the very loyal amongst these units will remain on against all odds.

These renegade members shall steal the arms from the government armouries for resale on the black market. Many people shall loose their way in all of this dystopia. The black market for goods and services shall boom. Food shortages shall become acute by the day. All prepared food shall be mixed with virtually anything just to add bulk to make a little go a long way and also pressing on the premise that it could be sold to the people at exorbitant prices.

The consumers will be fully aware of this practice by the food merchants but not a single person will object or even whisper a complaint to the vendors simply because they will just grateful to be able to acquire some semblance of a meal in order to satiate their hunger.

Fuel and other forms of energy will become controlled by the black market, and those with expensive cars will be forced to abandon these vehicles for many reasons namely, dirty fuel that will mess up their vehicles injector systems and spare parts of what little is available will sell at black market at exorbitant prices. This is not forgetting the rampant theft and hijackings of motor vehicles in this lawless environment.

Those people that live in mansions and large house, many of them will be forced to downsize for various reasons. The one being the pain of an expensive upkeep and the other being difficult to obtain and shoddy workmanship where building and maintenance contractors will accept payment and either offer shoddy workmanship or even simply not carry out the work at all. I am aware that we currently have this practice by thievish contractors but this will be a walk in the park during a depression.

The other problem shall be repossessions and many vacant homes will become hijacked by vagrants and squatters and who shall bring in a new crime wave.

Many people will clamour to move into smaller homes for some of these very reasons. The price of large homes will drop like a stone! And on the other hand, prices of tiny homes will skyrocket especially those tiny homes that are situated within safer enclaves.

Malnutrition and disease shall increase exponentially and many shall perish in this dystopia. This depression that we speak about shall not be heralded in by warning from the government. In fact the elites shall paint a daily picture of prosperity and wealth to the vast population. One day it shall come upon the people very swiftly when the elitist led governments finally admit that essentially that they have lied and will further admit that they have lost control of the situation.

They will use words like “everyman for himself “Stay at home and pray” The members that comprise the government shall quickly disappear into their well armed and secure enclaves leaving the people to fend for themselves whilst simultaneously attempting to impose martial law by proxy using people of a scoundrel disposition as a medium and a shadow government of low repute and war lords.

Either before or after all of this, civil war shall break out. Civil war is never the answer but people throughout history do not seem to understand this fact. What is the point of fighting maiming or killing other poor people, who are in a similar plight, and more than likely had nothing to do, for the terrible situation that one finds oneself in.

The vast majority of urbanised area shall rapidly fall into much decay. Urbanised areas will be periodically be swept by one factional wave or the other in regular power struggles for territory. There is no telling how long this will go on for, it could last for a year or two or it could go on seemingly forever. Consider the Roman Empire collapsed after 500 years as an empire. It is believed that the depression after the fall of Rome lasted for hundreds of years. Please bear in mind that our fiat economy is thousands if not millions of times the size of the Roman Empire of old.

 

There is no reason why you should go through this living hell because that is really what this situation shall be.

If you plan now although it is a bit late in the day and if I had to make this statement seven years ago I would have said way back then that it is a bit late in the day as well, I am sure that you get the picture. Firstly for those that has not already done this, form a close family unit and build a lot of trust and understanding amongst yourselves.

Devise a plan and stick to it no matter what ever happens. The television is one of the biggest culprits in causing social rifts even amongst families. Cut down on the amount of time that you spend watching television and organise more family orientated events like long hiking trips and at least one complete daily family meal.

It is important to gather your family and to get to know and understand your neighbours a lot better because when the collapse eventually arrives, it will be your family unit and your neighbours that will have to organise in order to act out as self protective units against these marauding gangs that will unleash one crime wave upon another.

There is really no reason for members in these disrespectful marauding gangs to act in this fashion, but the problem is that it always boils down to class and race distinction. Renegades and thugs will most often than not look for something or someone to blame for the adverse situation that they find themselves in and tend to vent their pent up anger upon the wrong people.

The weak and the infirm are always make easy targets. There is nothing more dangerous to your safety than visibility of wealth. We live in a world of visible wealth. So many of these gangs will attack neighbourhoods that they perceive that have wealthy residents and this is despite the fact that many of these so called wealthy neighbourhoods may have people living in them that really do not have much money, many of these people may have homes that represents their sole and largest asset.

The marauding gang members will not consider this when attacking these people for as far as they are concerned, if you live in this neighbourhood, and in a big nice looking house, then surely you must be a wealthy person. And as far as they are concerned, if you make any claim not to have money on you, well then, you most certainly possess the means to acquire it on tap.

This is where large fancy cars and flashy homes scream out to the wrong type of people, “look I am rich please rob or kidnap me” and trust me there are no shortage of criminals that will be much obliged to exercise the deed.

 

It is crucial that one learns about becoming environmentally conscious. I am sure that you do not want to live in squalor and filth amongst pestilence and disease.

To many in the 13 centaury taking a hot bath in a bath house was a luxury that was mainly the domain for the rich. Rich people used to go to bath house to have a good soak and relax in the steamy waters. The water used to be made hot on open fires and later carried by servants to the large public bath. Eventually these baths starting becoming expensive even for the rich as wood started to become scarce as the forest become decimated of wood.

Most large houses and castles did not have running water or even areas where one could wash their hands before or after meals. Many people during this period just relieved themselves wherever they could and did not wash their hands afterwards. People would use leaves to wipe their bottoms.

Poor people normally took cold showers in lakes and other bodies of water. The streets all year round in many parts of Europe were covered in faeces – human and animal – urine, rotting food, corpses of animals and so on. It wasn’t until, some 500 years later towards the end of the 18th century that an effective street cleaning regime came into force. As a matter of fact, it is believed that the Dutch invented high wooden clogs for this very reason so that they would stand a bit above the raw faeces that littered the streets and in the event that they steeped on human faeces the high of the clogs would allow their feet some form of leeway.

This is the reality of urban living and its downside. One can only but imagine today in the face of an economic collapse with the billions of tons of non biodegradable plastic polluting the environment how much more squalid the environment will be! The most expensive affluent area without services can very easily and quickly turn into a slum in a surprisingly short space of time too.

I am sure that you do not want to live through this hell. This is why one has to have an acute sense of responsibility for ecological wellbeing of their environment by not littering and spreading about toxins that kills the very nutrients in the soil and the plants that helps to keep our environment healthy through a process of biodegrading.

This is also a good reason why you may want to exit urban areas as the vast majority of the area will all turn into faeces ridden hell holes.

There a very good reason why the elites are in the habits of buying their own private islands because they are fully aware of what will eventually “this way come”

Because when the depression sets in, and once you acquire further knowledge, it will not only help you to live in a cleaner and more sustainable environment but more importantly you will be able to advise other on these issues

I would sincerely urge you to learn further the harmful effects of plastic and how it can contribute to your ill health and I surmise that this is not what you will want for you and your family even in the best of times.

Learn how to plant and grow your own vegetable garden by using non - genetically modified or hybrid seeds. One of the ways that you can ensure that you are using heirloom seeds, is to check with your seed merchant if they have signed the safe seed pledge. The other thing that most gardeners tend to overlook is to use 100% organic compost. Preferably make your own organic compost. Unlearn what you have learned about survival in an urbanised area. And the urban lifestyle of excess including the notion of in my opinion unwarranted seven course meals and the like. Learn to live simply and pragmatically.

Rid your mentality of excessive or insatiable desire for wealth or gain. I am sure that you are aware that this cupidity will not hold you in good stead in rough seas so to speak.

 

Learn to live small by cutting down on all your excesses and reducing your carbon footprint as a human being. Do not drive about unnecessarily as the emission gas from your motor vehicle not only emits toxic fumes but in a depression environment fuel will be largely unattainable and expensive. Overall it remains a healthy option to walk. If you have to travel longer distances why not just use a bicycle! Learn how to combine errands in order to avoid the unnecessary use of fuel and wasting of your time.

Learn how to embrace and enjoy the weather changes of nature instead of fighting it on all fronts. As the heat of the sun brings life and your body absorbs nutrients from it, so to the chill of the days bring all good things too. One of the advantages is that cold weather helps to build up your immune system.

Slowly adjust your body to adapt with the different elements of nature as this is not an overnight thing. Do not try and adapt your body overnight, as this might put your body into a kind of a shock that has the potential to make you very ill, but rather start off in small doses at first.

I have spoken to many people who are tramps that live out in the open; some of them live out with minimal warm clothing and blankets. The one thing that I noticed about most of the tramps that I spoke to is that, despite their poor diet and sleeping out in the warm and cold, most of these tramps that I encountered were pretty healthy in the sense that they did not get sick easily, as their adverse and much difficult living conditions tempered their bodies and I surmise this may have helped to boost their immune system.

 

Make sure that you and your family eat healthy and keep fit by that I mean stay away from processed foods and the like. Even if a depression was not around the corner eating sensibly is just good for you in every respect period.

When you stay away from processed foods you automatically stay away from all the chemicals that go into processed foods and all its harmful effects. By processed foods I mean processed foods, because the vast majority of processed foods always contain one form of chemical or the other. This includes most so called health foods as well.

Adapting a paleo diet is a fine option as this allows you to enjoy the anti-inflammatory benefits from the plant nutrients in fruits, vegetables, oils, nuts, and seeds.

I hear this all the time where people are advised to eat meat for the sake of their protein intake. I believe that is just a fallacy.

I have been to India and I have encountered people that live on a staple diet of just Dhal and rice, I have not seen them have any protein issues. I as a matter of fact have emulated that diet of dhal and rice and ate nothing else for an entire year and believe me I have not had a single purported protein issue.

Do not misunderstand me here please. I am not saying that you should adapt such a strict and austere diet at all. I am stating this in order to highlight my point. I am a vegan and I currently source my protein requirements from seaweed and non farmed avocados. This works well for me.

There are three main reasons why I do not eat meat. I have eaten meat in the past and the one thing that I battled with personally is that meat really has no unique or great taste at all. I find the taste issues of consuming meat and its products as being overrated. I know of many vegetables that taste way better than meat. The second reason is my love for animals and their innocence. Thirdly one really does not know as a meat eater what kind of animal meat one is eating. It could be house meat sold as lamb or the meat that used in the sausage could have been infected and full of pus. The animal could have been euthanized instead of slaughtered. What about the antibiotics. Growth hormones and plastic that is rampant in our oceans amongst other places not to mention the vast amount of human faeces that is dumped into our oceans by our modern sewer system of which our sea life feeds upon.

 

One should endeavour to learn as many survival skills as possible

 

In a survival situation one does want to wait until one is thirsty before one begins to look for a water source. One can very easily develop an unbearable urge to drink contaminated water from any source. Drinking contaminated water with bacteria/viruses, can make you ill because becoming ill from drinking contaminated water will further dehydrate you, and with it further worsening ones situation.

It is crucial that you do not use plastic bottles to store your water but instead use glass bottles, ceramic/clay containers, metal, jerry cans proper fabric based bladders.

Bear in mind that you loose bodily fluids through normal body processes like sweating, urinating, and defecating. Upon average daily exertions when the atmospheric temperature is 20 degrees Celsius © (68 degrees Fahrenheit) an adult may loose much fluid and therefore requires 2 to 3 litters of water daily. Of cause there are other external factors to be considered such as heat exposure, cold exposure, intense activity, high altitude, burns, or illness, can cause your body to lose even more water. These are the reasons why you need to replenish this water in your body or else you will be faced with the threat of dehydration which can result in decreased efficiency. Consider the following results of body fluid loss:

A 5 percent loss of body fluids results in thirst, irritability, nausea, and weakness.

A 10 percent loss results in dizziness, headache, inability to walk, and a tingling sensation in the limbs.

A 15 percent loss results in dim vision, painful urination, swollen tongue, deafness, and a numb feeling in the skin.

A loss greater than 15 percent of body fluids may result in death.

These are the most common signs and symptoms of one suffering from dehydration:

Dark urine with a very strong odour

Dark, sunken eyes.

Low urine output.

Emotional instability.

Fatigue.

Loss of skin elasticity.

Delayed capillary refill in fingernail beds.

Thirst.

The body mainly crave water when you already have about 2 percent dehydration by the time you crave fluids.

Replace the water as you lose it. Trying to make up a deficit is difficult in a survival situation, and thirst is not a sign of how much water you need. It’s a good practice to drink a small amount of water at a time.

 

Use plant and tree transpiration method to do this.

Tie a bag preferably a cotton fabric bag that is made non pores. Most mornings there is an ample supply of dew and humidity. Carefully tie the bag around the tree so that the open end acts as a reservoir and collects the falling dew and condensation.

It is crucial to keep yourself properly hydrated. If your only source of water is a dirty source no problem use a three layer cotton cloth and filter the water through this three layered twice and then boil the water for about 12 to 15 minuets bearing in mind the higher the altitude the longer the boil. You may of cause find other easier ways to collect water for your drinking needs.

It is very important under these conditions although it is very easy for one to become nervous and excited but rather to keep ones cool and act out in a predetermined fashion. Running around here and there to quickly collect food and water is not going to help you at all. Only foolish and unprepared people run around and start doing desperate things. There is absolutely no reason for one to do desperate things in these circumstances.

Sure your lifestyle will change rather drastically, but if you have given this situation a long hard and serious thought and prepared your mind and body you will be ready for the rough journey ahead. One should bear in mind that you will not be the first to go through this as many of your long forgotten ancestors have been placed in a similar if not worst condition, and many of them I am sure would have survived the ordeal otherwise you wouldn’t be standing here. So never forget that people who run around the place in a frenzy looking for food alcohol water shooting stray animals are not you friend and you should steer clear of people of this nature as they are, as absurd as it may sound, quite capable of killing you and eating you as a meal as cannibalism will be rife.

What Plants to Avoid

If you cannot identify a plant it’s safest to avoid it. And just stick with what you know. There are many plants that are a storehouse of nutrients and vitamins but on the other hand there are also some plants that can make you very ill or even kill you so be very careful with what you consume. These are just some of the characteristics that you should avoid when choosing edible plants

Spines, fine hairs, or thorns

Beans, bulbs, or seeds inside pods

Bitter or soapy taste

Dill, carrot, parsnip, or parsley-like foliage

“Almond” scent in the woody parts and leaves

Grain heads with pink, purplish, or black spurs

Three-leaved growth pattern

Survival experts devised this test to determine a plant’s edibility. When in doubt, follow these steps.

This how to perform the universal edibility test

You’ll want the leaves separate from the stem and any flowers separated as well. Focus on one piece of the plant at a time

First smell the plant carefully as a strong unpleasant odour is a bad sign.

Test for contact and reaction by placing one portion of the plant against your lips. Wait fifteen minutes to see if you react. If there is no stinging or burning,

Itches, feels numb, or breaks out in a rash, don’t eat the plant. If you do not experience any one of these sensations then you may continue.

Place the portion you’re testing against your tongue. Do not chew or swallow. Wait fifteen minutes to see if you react. If you do not, you can test another portion of the plant in the same way. Continue until all sections have been tested.

Reacting during any part of this test means the plant portion has failed the universal edibility test and is not safe for ingesting.

Take one portion of the plant that passed the tests above, and prepare it as you would plan to eat it if it were an edible wild plant.

Place a small amount in your mouth and chew, be sure you do not swallow at this time. Wait three minutes. If there is no reaction, you can continue the test.

Swallow the portion of the plant you’ve chewed and wait eight hours. During that time frame, if you experience any reaction, induce vomiting to remove the toxins from your system. If there is no reaction, you can continue the test.

Prepare a 1/4 cup of the plant portion and eat. Wait for several hours if there is no ill effect then you can assume that t plant is safe for consumption. The other thing is to carefully observe what animals are eating and then to gather one of these plants and perform a universal edible test on them.

It will be of great help if you have the means to harvest seaweed like kelp, sea lettuce and spirulina, these are excellent sources of protein. In fact you will need not much more than these to survive.

If you have to live successfully through a depression threes very little to no reason that hygiene should be neglected. You can easily you small and tender twigs to clean your teeth and chewing on tree gum is not a bad idea. Ash from your fire can also quite easily and effectively be used to clean your teeth and as a scrub for your body.

 

Learn how to prepare and eat paleo foods by that I mean uncooked tasty raw foods it really is a delicious and healthy way to eat, I know this first hand. I am sure that you love your family and would want to do the best for them and vice versa. I am also positive that in a food crisis you wouldn’t want our family to see you cruelly killing animals in the city zoo for food just like they have done in Venezuela. To watch humans reduced to outright barbarians is a crying shame. There is nothing new to this behaviour considering that many hundreds of years ago, during the depression that advanced after the fall of the Roman Empire, the Vandal and Barbarian tribes moved into the collapsed empire and committed many atrocities and by saying this I am not implying that the Romans were saints in any way. Learn about how one can live amongst animals than trying to live above them.

 

Learn about how to survive ecologically in a natural environment. Adopt a simple lifestyle and live small. Lots of possessions and fancy toys just clutter up your life live minimalist and I can promise you that in the long run you will enjoy this lifestyle. Take lesson on how to make safe and organic cosmetics and cleaning agents. Acquire the skills of knitting and weaving your very own fabric out of not synthetic polyester but by using natural materials and yarns.

Do not keep all your money in the bank if you have to keep money in a bank account don’t end up like some of the depression era Americans, Argentineans or Cyprians , only keep in the bank what you can afford to lose.

It would be a bad idea if you learned how to barter using your goods and services. Make goods that you can exchange for other goods at flea markets or simply exchange it for items that hold a store of value like gold or silver. Do not become demotivated and morose thinking that your life has come to an end, because if anything this is just the beginning of a whole new world for you and your family. If you have always wanted to step out of the rat race well now’s your chance to do so.

You may want to relocate away from built up areas and move out into the woods. Please do ever carry your old bad habit of ransacking your environment, I am going to tell you to do the opposite to what you have been advised not to do “live like an animal” animals do not litter or cause any long term damage to their environments! Only humans do! Make sure that you live in a pristine fashion with nature, and as you know, nature always takes good care of you as she always does.

The End

 

 

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How to Survive the Next Economic Depression

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