Author Archives: gerold

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.

Fukushima Forever – the Pacific Ocean is Dying

Reading time: 12,485 words, 35 pages, 29 to 49 minutes. Updated April 12, 2015 with charts from Zero Hedge (H/T Ken J.) The Pacific Ocean is dying. I’ve been warning about the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear disaster for four years and … Continue reading

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Fake Everything & Pretend Recovery

Reading time: 7,319 words 23 pages, 18 to 30 minutes. Governments’ and the presstitute’s propaganda are pathetically pretending global economic improvement. Don’t believe it because it’s as phony as a three dollar bill. I have never seen so much fakery … Continue reading

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Baltic Dry Index Sets All-Time Record Lows

Reading time: 372 words, 2 pages, 1 to 2 minutes. I follow the Baltic Dry Index of global freight rates because it is a reliable leading economic indicator (forecasting the future). Shippers are unlikely to book cargo space if they … Continue reading

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Circling Closer to the Drain 2015

Reading time: 2,989 words, 13 pages 7 to 12 minutes. People who ask when things will collapse just don’t get it. There won’t BE a collapse because it already began long ago. The collapse of economies, financial systems, currencies, social … Continue reading

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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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