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Guns, Gold and Beasts of Burden!



April 22, 2009 – Comments (12)

I don’t appreciate is the “Doom and Gloomers” proclaiming that we need to buy guns, gold and beasts of burden because we are on a road to a Mad Max like existence. What nonsense is this?! How dare they sell their futures so cheap?! Panic and paranoia run rampant in herds of livestock and people. If enough people start to believe the bologna this "destiny" just might have the energy to manifest it self. Stop it, you know who you are. Don’t make me put you in time out.


As we all know bad news sells. God knows the evening news lives on the stuff, ask Don Henley. Imagine today with twice the unemployment and a dust bowl choking the Great Plains. That was the situation seventy five years ago. Even then we did not have the decay in society that I see forecast in the articles and blogs of today. The best way I know to help people out of this situation is to be a cheer leader. Tell them to study the markets of the great depression, and those investors that came out of it stronger. It is time to put those lessons into action, and reap the rewards, not the whirlwind.


Take a breath. Close your eyes. Find your happy place. This will get better. Zombies are not going to eat your brain. Raptors are not going to feed on your intestines. Godzilla is not going to battle Cloverfield in your living room. Dustin Hoffmann and Warren Beatty are not planning on making Ishtar 2. And Tina Turner is not going to make you duel in Thunder Dome.


Rantfully Yours,


12 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On April 22, 2009 at 2:46 PM, motleyanimal (35.84) wrote:

Good rant. But it needs a good tune.

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#2) On April 22, 2009 at 3:00 PM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:


After seeing her in that movie I can't see how Ike got away with mistreating her like he did. Thanks for the laugh. I was not expecting that.


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#3) On April 22, 2009 at 3:09 PM, carcassgrinder (33.30) wrote:


Mad Max existence reminds me of the running man.  Your position reminds me of the guards....

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#4) On April 22, 2009 at 3:20 PM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:

I fancy myself as being more of the annoying, tauting French guard played by Cleese. But I can live with you labeling me as the guard. Any fan of Python is a friend of mine.

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#5) On April 22, 2009 at 3:41 PM, bridgeboy0 (28.92) wrote:

Great blog!  You brought a smile to my face!  :-)

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#6) On April 22, 2009 at 3:42 PM, XMFSinchiruna (26.55) wrote:


Thank you for presenting your views in a respectful manner. :) Unlike another recent post on a similar topic, yours does not resort to insult nor ridicule of any fellow Fools. I sincerely appreciate the example you've provided.

Likewise, any Monty Python fan and respectful Fool is a friend of mine. :)

"Always Look on the Bright Side of Life"  :)

Caution, being a Monty Python clip, this video may contain an expletive. 


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#7) On April 22, 2009 at 3:54 PM, carcassgrinder (33.30) wrote:

Cato...thanks for being a good sport!!  Opinions are what make this site fun.  Since you presented your opinion in a civil and articulate manor, I thought I would present my differing opinion in a symbolic way. I always enjoy your posts.

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#8) On April 22, 2009 at 4:27 PM, SharpSEO (48.62) wrote:

So your advice on how to prepare for economic hardship, rampant inflation, and possible social unrest is "Take a breath. Close your eyes. Find your happy place. This will get better."

Best of luck with that. I will prepare as I see fit.

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#9) On April 22, 2009 at 4:52 PM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:


Yes. Later if you feel the need to buy guns, gold and beasts of burden then you should. I am sure that someone still builds and sells prarie schooners if you feel you are in need. But I would go another direction because I don't believe in the Obamapocalypse.


I appreciate your different opinion. Like you I enjoy The Motley Fool for the different windows on the same subjects. Have you looked into DAR? Grinding carcasses are part of their business.


You are welcome. I always value your input and observations.


Feeling as though he should be pining for the fjords,


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#10) On April 22, 2009 at 6:14 PM, RonChapmanJr (30.12) wrote:

Better to have and not need than to need and not have. 

If you are wrong in your assumptions about the situation, you will be in serious trouble.  If I am wrong, I can just give away some extra food to friends.

I encourage others to hope for the best and prepare for the worst.


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#11) On April 23, 2009 at 12:21 PM, bridgeboy0 (28.92) wrote:


If the WORST that you think can happen by having guns and food supplies around your house is that you have to give away the food to friends, then you are not nearly creative enough in considering your worst case scenarios.

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#12) On April 23, 2009 at 12:30 PM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:


Let's cut him some slack. He did post that before dinner. Maybe his bloodsugar was low? If that is how he feels then so be it. If the Obamapocalypse does occur I hope he and the rest of the Wolverines make a good go of it.

Best of luck,


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