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.

SNOPES BS

Reading time: 120 words, 1 page, 1 minute. Do you still trust SNOPES? I posted this attached photo to Facebook. SNOPES labeles it “Mixed” (both true & false) or in this case “Miscaptioned” insofar it wasn’t during Hurricane Florence but … Continue reading

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It’s Duct Tape Season

Reading time: 1 page, 150 words, 1 minute. Whether you’re a handyman (handy-person?) a survivalist or a prepper, the end of August is duct tape buying season if you live in an area with freezing winter temperatures. Duct tape deteriorates … Continue reading

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Hitler & Trump: “The Great Man” Theory Debunked

Reading time: 6 pages, 2,150 words, 5 to 8 minutes. We’re told that great leaders make history. Like so much of what we are taught, that’s a load of bunk. Yes, great leaders make it into the history books, but … Continue reading

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FLATTENING YIELD CURVE PORTENDS RECESSION

Reading time: 2,720 words, 9 pages, 6 to 10 minutes. “Events are converging ominously this summer in the direction of unwinding expectations and serial train wrecks of finance and politics,”  writes James Howard Kunstler. [Link] In normal times, long-term interest rates … Continue reading

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Is Social Media Plunging Us Into a New Dark Age?

Reading time: 1,520 words, 4 pages, 4 to 6 minutes. If you weren’t already aware of it, there are few things you need to know about the ass media: – If the ass media reports it, it’s NOT important. – … Continue reading

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The Rich are Rich Because They’re Not Stupid

Reading time: 2,520 words, 7 pages, 6 to 9 minutes. The rich are rich because they’re smart. The corollary is that the poor are poor because they’re stupid (see ‘Notes’ at end.) I admit that’s harsh. But, that’s life. Get … Continue reading

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Embrace the ‘Lagom’ Decline

Reading time: 1,050 words, 4 pages, 3 to 4 minutes. The Powers-That-Be (TPTB) are preparing us to accept the continuing decline of our standard of living. Canada’s CBC advocates that we adopt the Scandinavian concept of ‘lagom;’ being satisfied with … Continue reading

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