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About gerold

I have a bit of financial experience having invested in stocks in the 1960s & 70s, commodities in the 80s & commercial real estate in the 90s (I sold in 2005.) I am appalled at our rapidly deteriorating global condition so I've written articles for family, friends & colleagues since 2007; warning them and doing my best to explain what's happening, what we can expect in the future and what you can do to prepare and mitigate the worst of the economic, social, political and nuclear fallout. As a public service in 2010 I decided to create a blog accessible to a larger number of people because I believe that knowledge not shared is wasted.

The Basis of Conspiracy Thinking

Reading time: 3,663 words, 9 pages, 8 to 15 minutes Our human ability to recognize patterns is both a great strength as well as a debilitating weakness as seen in our tendency for ‘conspiracy thinking’. This article is another covering … Continue reading

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U.S. Economy Collapsed & WW III Began

Reading time: 2,885 words, 10 page 7 to 12 minutes. They didn’t ring a bell when the U.S. economy collapsed nor when World War III began. Future historians will probably point to June, 2014 as the month for these two … Continue reading

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Our Insane Judeo-Christian Slave Morality

Reading time: 5,690 words, 14 to 23 minutes. Have you ever wondered why western civilization is so insane and warped and twisted? I’ve long wondered why black is white and white is black, why good is bad and bad is … Continue reading

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Hand Skin Cracking?

Reading time: 400 words, 1 page, 1 to 2 minutes. Some years ago, the skin on my hands began to crack occasionally. Although a bit painful, my concern was infection because human skin, our body’s largest organ, is our first … Continue reading

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Sell in May? Why I’m Bailing Out of Stocks

Reading time: 2,777 words, 18 pages, 7 to 11 minutes. “Sell in May and go away” is an old pre-summer adage for stock market investors. It means selling your stock portfolio in May to avoid the historical decline or underperformance … Continue reading

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Benghazi Cover-up Continues

Reading time: 150 words, less than a minute, 3.5 min. video. The killing of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other U.S. personnel in Benghazi, Libya is another successful Obama cover-up. Mission Accomplished. The ass media are complicit with their silence. … Continue reading

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Coffee Harvest Crash – Price Increase Alert

Reading time: 307 words, 1 page, 1 minute. Continuing drought in Brazil has decimated coffee plants, reduced the production of Arabica beans by 18% and driven up the price of commodity futures by 8.3%, so far. The operative phrase is … Continue reading

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Extend Razor Blade Life

Reading time: 699 words, 2 pages, 2 to 3 minutes. Gary North posted some interesting tips to extend the life of razor blades. This not only reduces garbage going to landfills, but can significantly reduce your cost of blades. I’d … Continue reading

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That Which Does Not Destroy Me … Is Wrong

Reading time: 498 words, 1 page, 1 to 2 minutes. I often hear people say, “That which does not destroy me (or kill or murder me) makes me stronger.” It’s quaint, but it’s wrong. German is my first language, so … Continue reading

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BDI Crash Alert

Reading time: 335 words, 1 ½ pages, 1 to 2 minutes. The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) has crashed for the last 13 days forecasting a major global economic downturn. Being a long-time logistics specialist, I have a special fondness for … Continue reading

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