Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Economic Collapse blog, by Michael T. Snyder

I direct your attention to Michael T. Snyder's Economic Collapse blog. Snyder is a Christian, an economist and an attorney who writes about the facts of the day that illustrate where we are in the collapse mode, and thus by implication, prophetic timeline. Though he states in his bio he is a Christian, his blog is competely secular. It could be used to witness to your friends and family, if they decline to read things that have bible verses sprinkled throughout... The facts of the day are collected and presented in such a way that one cannot fail to see the brink to which the Lord is leading us, especially if you follow up with showing through your witness where it states these things in the bible. Snyder's blog entries are always fact filled and thought provoking, without hyperbole or unnecessary emotion. I encourage you to go on over there and check him out. Below are his two latest pieces.

The Worst Mississippi River Flood Ever?
Please pray for those living along the Mississippi River. They are going to need it. The tornadoes that just ripped through the southeast U.S. are being called one of the worst natural disasters in American history, and now the flooding along the Mississippi River may top the damage done by those tornadoes.  In fact, some are now projecting that this will be the worst Mississippi River flood ever recorded since the United States became a nation.  You don't believe that?  Well, Bob Anderson, an Army Corps of Engineers spokesman based in Vicksburg, Mississippi says that there has "never been a flood of this magnitude on the upper Mississippi".  And you know what they say - "never" is a really, really long time.  Hopefully everyone in the region has really good flood insurance.  The flood that this is being compared to is the great 1937 Mississippi River flood.  That flood was so nightmarish that it changed the whole way that the U.S. government approaches floods, but now this flood is surpassing the record levels set back in 1937 in many areas.  This truly is a historic flood.

This is not a disaster that happens over one or two days and then is over.  This disaster is going to literally take weeks to unfold.  Residents of 8 states are bracing for the worst. any are rapidly filling sandbags and are trying to keep the flood waters at bay.  Others are packing up and getting ready to evacuate. The flood is so massive that it actually has caused some of the tributaries along the Mississippi River to actually start flowing backwards.

So how long is this flooding going to last? At this point, the Mississippi River is expected to crest at 48 feet around May 11th. But this disaster will last much longer than that. Authorities are saying that the Mississippi River could stay at flood stage for more than a month. The economic damage, the property damage and the loss of crops is going to be incalculable. It is important to understand that this is just not another flood.  This is literally a history changing nightmare. Just check out this quote from Gene Rench of the National Weather Service....
"Right now the Mississippi river is in the process of going through what we call an epic flood, meaning it's more than historic, it's more than a 100 year flood, it's more like a 500 year flood."
A "500 year flood"?
That is some pretty strong language.
Part of the problem is that the Ohio River and the Mississippi River are both flooding at the same time.  In a recent article on CNN, local farmer Bob Byrne described the damage and noted that this is the first time he has ever seen both of those mighty rivers flood at the same time....
"We've seen the Ohio River rampage, water right up to the top of the levee. We've seen this one (Mississippi) on the rampage, but never the two together."
Byrne also said that the loss of wheat crops that he has already suffered comes to about $40,000. Sadly, this flooding is going to cost the region billions upon billions of dollars. But didn't we just see another disaster that is going to cost billions upon billions of dollars? Yes we did.

The "tornadoes of 2011" absolutely destroyed big chunks of the southeast United States. There was one mile-wide tornado with winds over 200 MPH that basically ripped Tuscaloosa, Alabama to shreds.  There are parts of Tuscaloosa that look like they have been through a nuclear war.

What in the world is going on?

In just one 24 hour period last week, there were a whopping 226 active tornadoes in the United States. Overall, there were approximately 600 tornadoes in the United States during April.  That is the most tornadoes that have ever been recorded in a single month in all of American history. Usually, there are only about 1,200 tornadoes in the U.S. during an entire year. Meanwhile, the state of Texas is being ravaged by drought and wildfires.  So far the wildfires down in Texas have scorched more than 2 million acres. Why is all of this happening to us? Could it be just a coincidence that so many "historic" natural disasters are happening all at once or is something else going on here?

Feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts below, and please remember to pray for the millions of Americans that are suffering through these disasters right now.
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Next Snyder blog entry: (excerpt, more at link)
Americans gone wild

"Gerald Celente is known to love to make the following statement: "When people lose everything and have nothing left to lose - they lose it."  Sadly, Celente is exactly right about this.  As the U.S. economy continues to collapse, Americans are going to becoming increasingly frustrated, and this frustration will inevitably boil over into rioting and violence.  Could we be starting to see the start of this already?  The number of Americans that have "gone wild" seems to be escalating.  Years ago, losing a job was not that big of a deal.  Now a job loss is enough to cause some Americans to snap and go over the edge.  We are seeing restaurant brawls and open violence in the streets that would have been unthinkable 50 years ago.  All over the nation people are losing it and are literally going crazy.  The news stories and the videos posted below of "Americans gone wild" are very graphic and very shocking.  There is a reason for this.  These examples are meant to show you that the very fabric of our civilized society is falling apart.  It won't matter who ends up leading us politically if this is the kind of people we become."

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The rest of his article has loads of video and news excerpts that illustrate his point, and ends with a very good summary. I hope you gain as much perspective as I do in reading Mr Snyder's pieces and that they help organize your thoughts toward the times in which we live- for yourself and for the unsaved around you :)


13 comments :

  1. I read the economic collapse sometimes, it's very grim but very realistic and I thank God that he is our rock. He will never leave us nor forsake us no matter what is happening around us.

    I also like to read through the comments and many atimes, the comments they make are eerie. It's obvious most are not believers but they sometimes say things that are straight out of prophecy without even knowing about it. Because at this point we are reeling towards the inevitable and anyone who is paying attention can see it.

    At this point, I am thinking the catalyst for the US & Global Collapse will be the rapture. Especially the collapse of the US economy because I still wonder how things are still trudging along as they are...anyway, we'll see. I wouldn't care to be here for it but at the same time, we have our Lord. There's just so much happening and I truly think this year will be it. We might be in midst of the 1,000 year reign in less than 10 years with Jesus FINALLY being the one true, righteous ruler of this earth....wow, it's amazing to think about. Almost unfathomable! God bless!

    - Debbie

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  2. Hi Debbie,

    I believe as you do, the likeliest catalyst for the economic collapse may indeed be the rapture. I read before that many of our service industries such as nursing, police, firemen are populated heavily with Christians, and the sudden disappearance of these critical workers will have a devastating effect just at the moment when we need these services the most. I don't know if that comment was true but it resonates with me. In any case, the sudden disappearance of millions of employees who serve, participate in the economy with sweat equity and with money, who produce and serve, will be catastrophic.

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  3. Debbie, your comment is sobering. As Jack Kelley likes to say, "I can almost hear the foot steps of the Messiah".

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  4. Just recently I had a man almost attack me because I was taking a parking space that he thought was his. We are indeed collapsing as a society and law enforcement is often as bad as or worse than the criminals they pretend to protect us from. Here in St Louis officer involved shootings keeps increasing and the police have no respect for the constitution. -chrisB.Peper

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  5. For us to make the rapture, we must be baptized with the Holy Ghost and fire just like the apostles were on the Day of Pentecost. It's going to take the Holy Ghost dwelling inside of us to translate us in a twinkling of an eye. Take this message seriously because many Christians will not be taken in the rapture because they neglected and/or rejected the fullness of God. It's not enough to be saved. You can make it to Heaven through the grave if you're born again; but, to make the rapture, it takes miracle power working from within, and that's the power of Holy Ghost.

    Acts 2
    [1] And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
    [2] And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
    [3] And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
    [4] And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

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  6. Jesus' Witness,

    I don't understand your comment when you say it is not enough to be saved in order to go in the rapture. This statement is incorrect and not biblical. Here are the verses which support the truth that all one needs to go in the rapture as a believer is the same as for any person, belief on His name to redeem us from our sins.

    John 1:12 As many as receive Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.

    John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life; and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him.

    John 8:12 Then Jesus spake unto them, saying, “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”

    John 11:25-26 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me shall live even if he dies. And whosoever liveth and believeth me shall never die. Believest thou this?"

    Any person who is saved, whether dead or alive, will go in the rapture. Here is the verse:

    "According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them ..." 1 Thess 4:13-18- for context.

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  7. I know that in these times , it is very hard to be sure of anything but I figured I would take the time to share this link with everyone, This has helped me and my family prepare for the worst and I hope that you all visit this site. This man knows what he is talking about when it comes to getting prepared. the website is http://worldeconomiccollapse.com/

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  8. i would love to hear what you think about global warming?

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    1. Anonymous, my beliefs mirror what this essay reports, spiritually and scientifically:

      http://www.gotquestions.org/global-warming.html

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  9. The source is uncertain but this nineteenth-century statement is surely true: “A Democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largesse out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result that the Democracy collapses due to the loose fiscal policy, always to be followed by a dictatorship.” The statement is often wrongly attributed to Alexis de Tocqueville, but he actually did say, “A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.” If that sounds familiar, it is—and that is ominous. It is doubly ominous because high Chinese officials have remarked that democratic capitalism is failing while autocratic capitalism is succeeding. Beginning in 2012 the Chinese will overtake the United States in new scientific advances in some fields. One year later, their gross domestic product (GDP) will exceed ours.
    Credit policies long pursued by central bankers based on the Keynesian Model of progressive inflation have brought the United States to the brink of economic collapse. In the final analysis, even wealthy nations cannot afford to live beyond their means to support Progressives’ “social justice” welfare programs. Nearly all the developed world is at the “Keynesian End Game” and the end of the dollar UNLESS we find a wholly new source of national wealth. Globalization and “free trade” agreements have led to the outsourcing of well-paying jobs from the advanced nations and a boost to the growth of developing nations. Unless reversed, this trend will continue to the detriment and ultimate collapse of western economies. We must become net exporters and keep balanced budgets.

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  10. This will not happen, world bankers tell us that income disparity will get worse in the future, The USA had approx 80% of the wealth before 2000 with 20% being in the rest of the world, and the future this will shift to 60% wealth being outside the USA and only 35 to 40% wealth being located in the USA. So if trends do not reverse we will live in extreme poverty, without some form of wealth redistribution or complete change and elimination of Nafta and Cafta, and isolation of our economy in order to rebuild behind protective trade barriers like what Great Britain did in 1913. Our government needs to wake up and acknowledge that globalization will destroy America if we do not change our economic course of action.

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  11. Is this a joke? Please tell me that, like Snyder, you're joking. There is nothing factual about his work, he is a fear-mongerer trying to sell his book and other crap to idiots.

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