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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.

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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Demography + Debt = Doom

Reading time: 5,252 words, 20 pages, 13 to 21 minutes. A ‘Perfect Storm’ of demography and debt will economically and financially doom almost every country on earth. It will be TEOTWAWKI – ‘The End Of The World As We Know … Continue reading

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The ‘Great Courses’ from The Teaching Company

Below, in alphabetical order, are the lectures I have from The Teaching Company. I find them great learning tools while commuting and on long trips. The ones I’ve listened to, so far, are * asterisked. The ones I highly recommend … Continue reading

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Canada’s Next Great Recession

Reading time: 3,582 words, 12 pages, 8 to 14 minutes. My ability to connect disparate dots forecasts a major Canadian economic downturn is imminent and it will be much worse than the last recession. These aren’t unforeseen ‘black swans’. The … Continue reading

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China’s Collapsing Economy

Reading time: 2,587 words, 10 pages, 6 to 10 minutes. Until recently, China’s demand for commodities to feed its manufacturing appetite kept resource nations like Canada, Australia and others from suffering as much as the U.S. during the depths of … Continue reading

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I Did Not Adore Donald Sutherland Today

Reading time: 403 words, 1 page, 1 to 2 minutes. I saw the actor, Donald Sutherland at Lutsen Mountains today. I thought I recognized him when I walked in the Mountaintop Restaurant for lunch and confirmed it really was him … Continue reading

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Ukraine – All Talk, No Action

Reading time: 1,216 words, 4 pages, 3 to 5 minutes. The ass media and the blogosphere continue to play up the so-called crisis in the Ukraine, but it’s just a diversion to distract us from far more important issues like … Continue reading

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One Man’s Preps – Emergency & Survival

Reading time: 6,370 words, 52 pages (lots of pictures), 15 to 25 minutes. One of this blog’s regular readers suggested I do an article about my own emergency and survival preparations. I thought it was an excellent idea; ‘putting my … Continue reading

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