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  1. I agree with your predictions for 2019. I have been aware of the current economic and political game since the mid 70’s when I began reading about the Federal Reserve and other faux paradigms that had become generally accepted. We are definite getting closer to the “end game”. I think we are edging towards a depression that will surpass the “Great Depression”. If you compare economic parameters to those of the 1930’s and combine that with the shift in cultural values, the plotted outcome is depressingly obvious.
    Stocking up on tangibles is what my grandparents did as a typical accepted generational practice in the 1920’s. Going to the store every evening on the way home from work to get dinner wasn’t done. Store all items that are needed for “living”, worse case scenario is you can use them whether times are bad or not. Don’t forget coffee!! Pray. Learn and educate. Enjoy life. Plant a garden.

    1. Your predicdtions are sound. I hope you are wrong, but I doubt you are. What is not understood however, is how the REAL ESTATE market is going to crash as well. Real Estate prices, homes, etc. have reached the end of the bubble and it’s going to burst! So, many who have turned-up their noses at Precious Metals in favor of Real Estate will lose bigly.

      I agree that stacking silver and gold is NOT an investment, as much as it is an insurance policy. I tend to agree with you that gold is a great deal of wealth crammed into a small piece of metal. Silver is much more practical from the Survival side of the coin.

      Debt, imposed on us by the Central Bank system poses the greatest threat to our Republic. Until the Federal Government regains control of the currency and the issue of currency either in coinage or the printing of bank notes, we will remain at odds with the Rothschilds and others who really control things in Washington.

      You predict the Central Bank AKA Federal Reserve will not be audited in 2019. I don’t know. But, once the People realize what the privately-owned Federal Reserve has done, We the People may well DEMAND an audit.

      We are on the verge of a Fincancial Reset, much as the resets of the past, 1913, 1933, 1945 and 1971. The Petro-Dollar system is dying rapidly. GOLD will kill the Federal Reserve. I’m convinced of that and Trump knows where the GOLD is. It’s my hope that Trump can end the tyranny of the Federal Reserve and Rothschild control. Be he successful in this effort will make him one of our greatest president, regardless of his other achievements.

  2. God, guns, gold, gardening and guitars. Faith in the Lord brings me peace, especially with my efforts and purpose of working on growing my family’s preparedness. Guns and everything that goes with it gives me a chance to feel safe while always keeping aware of my surroundings. Gold and 90% silver gives us an insurance plan. Gardening provides us some self sufficiency along with our current long term food storage. Guitars is a term I use to enjoy life…music, walking with my family on a nice day, ect…whatever your “guitar” is, go out and do it ! Enjoy life and have faith.

    Thank you JWR, for years you brought me peace and an open mind to learn, grow, prepare and believe in myself and purpose. I look forward to the new year and continuing my growth.

  3. My Grandmother told me stories of how her family survived the Great Depression. The way life was before and during the collapse and how they thought they might starve to death even if you had money without ration stamps you couldn’t buy essentials. She was raised on a farm and had life skills previous to the Great Depression that helped her family survive. Growing up I remember her cellar be stocked with home grown canned foods and her reminding me to always be prepared physically and spiritually. A family of four could have easily survived a year. Now days when I tell those stories and remind people they should be prepared at the very least for a few months because of the just in time system at chain stores or disaster, I hear you worry to much or your a doomsdayer. I enjoy farm life , I enjoy canning my own food or milling my own lumber but most of all I enjoy my relationship with Christ! Really, being prepared is not about being worried but not having to. Thanks Mr. Rawles for such a fine site!

  4. I want to wish the best for 2019 for everyone who makes this site possible. You’ll never know how much harm and suffering you have prevented and how many lives you have enriched. They will be significant in numbers.

  5. Power to the people… only works when the people want the power and will not shirk the responsibility that comes with it. The American people have been tricked into believing that they no longer have the power, do not want it and should not seek it. Do not buy into this and do not believe it. The power still rests where it should and where it always has, with the people. The problem is that the people are failing to pick up the mantle and carry it forward. I do indeed hope that someday the citizens of this nation will wake up and realize what they have lost and what it will take to get it back and then do so. Until then, stay awake and stay prepared and teach others to do the same.

  6. I also see this coming. My husband is currently loosing his job. And this area is very economically depressed. Has been for years. I am picking up every odd job I can find. I think it may take a while before he realizes that this is the case. I have tried talking him into putting in a wood stove. We have a wood stove, but he is resisting putting it in attached to the house. He really doesn’t believe that the economy is this bad. I do not want him going 2 states away to find work, but that is the only job he seems to be able to find, outside of working at Dollar General.

  7. I can relate to SR. I came back from Viet Nam in 1968. I didn’t really know much about the ‘real world’…I was still under the umbrella of the U.S. of the 40’s-50s. The thing that started me thinking was an incident when I was working retail in 69-70. I had been out of country for most of the years from 1965…the only coins I knew were of course silver. When I got a clad coin in change one day I was stunned that someone would consider counterfitting a half dollar!!! To my chagrin, I was informed that it was a genuine U.S. coin. I didn’t really understand what was going on, but I knew something was wrong. I started saving every silver coin I could find.

  8. I know a gal that worked for a mortgage bank. After 17 years of good reviews she got laid off. She was on the team that decided that layoffs were necessary. She didn’t know that here head was on the block.

    Jim, your prediction of bank layoffs is already starting.

  9. One addition,be on the lookout for deals on tangibles during the retailpocolypse-store closures will accelerate and allow upto 90+% discounts. PM’s have bottomed and are up substantially but still relatively affordable,ar parts are close to bottom(retail is near production cost) buy now.

  10. James you State we are all doomed and yet say have a prosperous New Year. A bit of odd logic, don’t you think?

    Well I am the contrarian opinion that the collapse or change in global status will not be as you describe.
    I see a constant decline in morals, value of your money supply moving towards a socialist governments in Europe where ones taxes are in the 20 to 40%.
    This keeps the cash cow for the bankers and governments flowing plus they continue their control.
    I cannot see how chaos you are referring to when millions are dead and the economy reduce to barter.

  11. The FED has raised rates just exactly like Paul Volcker raised the FED rates when Reagan was president….and with much the same economy suffocating results. This time around it appears to be much worse (GM layoffs and plant closings….Ford to follow?).
    Also took JWR’s advise and picked up more trinkets on sale at Palmetto State. Looking to pickup some more silver. Be well and remember Prov. 3:5,6.

    1. Actually Ford announced their salaried layoffs quite sometime before GM did. Like GM they offered buyouts, relatively large amount of cash to quit. Those who refused to take the buyouts will get layed off anyway, without the cash. I expect to see hourly buyouts soon, first for those who are of an age where they could retire, then to those who have a long way to go before they can retire. If they don’t get enough people to leave voluntarily, the layoffs will happen.

      Except for skilled trades, especially electricians and machine repair. There is always a shortage of skilled tradesmen, no matter what their craft may be.

  12. Secrets of the Temple by Chernow was the documentation for the Paul Volcker FED rate hikes in the Reagan era. This choked the economy, put companies out of business, and stifled the “trickle-down” economics; essentially singlehandedly derailed a vibrant Reagonomics plan.

  13. With any luck a large number of major deep state players will end up before military tribunals, and then be sentenced to Guantanamo for an extended period.

  14. On the advice of Mr. Rawles I stacked nickels (as did Kyle Bass, so I don’t feel so bad). They were worth about $.07 apiece when I started. Now worth (in our declining dollar) about $.04 each. I started collecting junk silver when it was worth about 20x face value. Now it is at about 10x face. My gold has paid me zero interest, my real estate investments have quadrupled in value and pay me a monthly dividend (rent). Scared investors are foolish investors.

    1. Keep in mind that those nickels cost you five cents apiece and you can spend them at five cents apiece. Both nickels and precious metals are a long term hedge on the Dollar and for wealth preservation, NOT an investment for gain, except in unusual times.

  15. For Skip
    I don’t think you understand JWR’s perspective. I was raised by parents and grandparents who grew up during the Great Depression. They were extremely poor and extremely happy. My dad was school age. He commented how he wanted a tuna fish sandwich so bad his mouth watered as he watched the kids from town eat that and an apple for lunch. He didn’t know that was all they had. He had a homemade biscuit that was 3″ in diameter and an 1-1/2″thick, a baked sweet potato, a large slice of smoked ham that he brought to school on a small bucket. They had grown the sweet potato, raised the pig and butchered and smoked it, raised the cane and crushed it and cooked the cane juice for the syrup, milked the cow and churned the milk to make the butter for the biscuit. Since I have retired, I’ve relearned to do the same things. When you eat a hamburger for fast food, think about where each item came from. How many people do you know who could make one from seed and a live cow to finished product??????

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