Several readers sent this piece, highlighted at The Drudge Report: China ratings house says US defaulting: report . “In our opinion, the United States has already been defaulting”.
It is beginning, folks: German Rating Agency Feri Downgrades US Government Bonds: AAA to AA! 
George C. suggested this commentary from Doug Casey: Our Economic Future: From Best to Worst Case 
B.B. sent this: US Is Nearing Even Worse Financial Crisis: Jim Rogers 
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