No, it's not that I think it's a good idea. It's unconstitutional, it's un-American, it's illegal.
And entirely expected.
I'm ambivalent because I know there is absolutely, positively nothing that can be done to change what has happened. With disturbingly few exceptions, Congress is up on The Hill with their thumbs up their butts, quiet as church mice.
Our president totally side-stepped the American Congress, went straight to the UN to get their blessings and started lobbing missiles.
Is anyone surprised at this? Obama is a globalist and he's behaving like one.
Those New World Order wacko's don't seem quite so wacky once you've actually witnessed the process in action, huh?
The only solace I get from all of this is that the soft-heads who voted for Obama must feel VERY betrayed right now. Chalk up another lie -
- Transparent government
- No lobbyists
- Out of Iraq
- Out of Afghanistan
- Out of Gitmo
- No "Wars of Choice"
- Lower Unemployment
- Green shoots
Do any of you out there that vote Republican think a John McCain or Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich would have done anything differently if they were residing at Pennsylvania Avenue?
Accept The Challenge
It all comes back to, "What can I do to minimize the damage to my life?"
How might this impact our lives?
>>Gas prices will likely continue to increase. Instability in the region and uncertainty about future supplies will cause prices to soar.
So, where possible, reduce your usage of gasoline. Also, if you can do so safely, store some gasoline at home. It is prudent to expect supplies to eventually be impacted, and it would suck if you couldn't get somewhere (like Out Of Dodge) if you had to.
Be sure to add a gasoline stabilizer.
>>This war is another expense we can't afford. Here's an off-the-wall, "crazy-talk" prediction: Uncle Ben Bernanke will use this war as justification for an "emergency" issuance of more monetized debt: QEIII.
The dollar will be further de-valued as a result. Pick up some precious metals. Seriously. Even if you're only buying a silver round a week, it will help to maintain your purchasing power over time.
>>I don't see how this would impact the availability of food supplies, but it will certainly affect the price - mostly because of increased fuel costs to get the food to market. If it continues for an extended period of time, it COULD affect availability, as farmers/ranchers reduce the amount of food produced to meet the lower purchase levels caused by high prices. Ye Old Vicious Circle.
Continue putting food away. It's as simple as that. Buy as much extra shelf-stable food as you can afford.
And whether you grow it yourself or buy it at farmer's markets, take advantage of the coming summer bounty. Practice canning, dehydrating, pickling and curing - methods of preservation that allow you to store food without needing refrigeration. Assume you'll lose power, or will need to travel with your stores and not lose your food due to spoilage.
>>We've got a whole lot of the world pissed off at us now - lots of it residing in the Middle East and North Africa - and radical Muslims here in the states could start demonstrating their displeasure.
It could be peaceful, vocal protests. It could be violent like we've seen around the rest of the world.
Tea Party folks may be joining the fray, as might soon-to-be-cut-off state workers, welfare recipients, college students and the like.
Stay close to home. Stay armed. Stay alert.
>>The economy as a whole could take another dumper. Conserve cash where possible.
Make minimum payments on non-secured debt (such as credit cards). Spend money on tangible, needed items, not on fluff. Buy used goods from garage sales, Craigslist and want ads.
The main idea is to PLAN your purchases - don't buy impulsively.
>>Get healthy. Walk, run, lift weights, do push ups, squats, ride a bike - whatever. Just get healthy.
Get your teeth fixed. Get that elective surgery. Do what you can while services are still readily available.
Quit puttin' it off, ya big wimp!
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