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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.

Soft Despotism – Democracy’s Death

Reading time: 5,643 words, 19 pages, 13 to 22 minutes. Democracy is dead. ‘Soft despotism’ replaced it. Most people have never heard of soft despotism, yet we are constantly enslaved by it without our knowledge. We are so immersed in … Continue reading

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Baltic Dry Index Collapse – Dec. 2014

Reading time: 214 words, 1 page, 1 minute. Long time readers know I use the Baltic Dry Index of dry goods shipping rates as a barometer to gauge global economies because it is an excellent leading indicator. The chart below … Continue reading

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Collapse Update – Fall 2014

Reading time: 8,670 words, 24 pages, 20 to 35 minutes. I’ve been reading so much bad news lately, I’m tempted to quit reading and watch the mindless drivel on TV. So instead of depressing you and myself by summarizing everything … Continue reading

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Ebola Panic

Reading time: 4,086 words, 12 pages, 10 to 16 minutes. You need to prepare for an Ebola panic. I emphasize the word ‘panic’, not pandemic. You need to prepare now before the panic escalates and makes it difficult and more … Continue reading

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How to Identify Incompetent People

Reading time: 6 pages, 2,454 words, 6 to 10 minutes. Incompetent people develop coping strategies and have characteristics that enable you identify them. Incompetent people can be detrimental to you, your health and your wealth so it’s in your best … Continue reading

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Quinoa Spinach Egg Breakfast Casserole

I’ve tried many different kinds of breakfast recipes over the years including oatmeal and making my own granola but this is a healthy, tasty, to-die-for breakfast loaded with protein that keeps me full until lunch time. The original recipe calls … Continue reading

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Alibaba Fraud?

Reading time: 574 words, 2 to 3 minutes, 2 pages. Alibaba, Chinese, DotCom and IPO are four words that should ring alarm bells with investors. 1) Alibaba claims they’re a combination of eBay and Amazon and last year their customers … Continue reading

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