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The Civil War Begins



July 01, 2010 – Comments (14)

Does America have the right to consume massively if it doesn't produce near what it consumes?  We can only consume if others are willing to accept our currency....and they only accept our currency because of a perceived production behind it......

Our cities, counties and states are bankrupt....but everyone wants to consume.....and everyone wants a job so they can consume and serve the consumers......many of whom are not producing.

If we keep consuming much more than we produce, pretty soon no one will accept our currency and few will be able to consume anything as we are now shutting down the Gulf.

Who gets the right to consume when America is broke?

The Politicians....the Bankers......the Retired.....the Welfare Recipients....the Unemployed....or the people actually doing the producing....the workers themselves?

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday ordered about 200,000 state workers to be paid the federal minimum wage this month because the state Legislature has not passed a budget, but the state controller is refusing to comply.


Will America be compelled to force the world to accept our currency so we can continue to print it and consume?  I think we are about to find out.....

The dollar plunged today following a United Nations report which called for the greenback to be replaced as the global reserve currency by the International Monetary Fund’s special drawing rights (SDRs).

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#1) On July 01, 2010 at 11:02 PM, awallejr (38.93) wrote:

I swear, you are nothing but an agent provocatuer. While we might have to scale back on the gucci consumption, people still need food on their table, clothes on their back and a roof over their heads.  People will always consume.  The only question is "what."  That doesn't mean the country will collapse. We aren't forcing the world to accept anything.  They WANT our currency (quess you never heard the term "flight to QUALITY").

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#2) On July 01, 2010 at 11:02 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:


The House has approved an $80 billion measure that would fund the war in Afghanistan and revive, at least for now, a few pieces of the faltering Democratic jobs agenda. It survived a crucial 215-210 vote but faces a tough road in the Senate, where Republicans promise to block the domestic spending added by the House.


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#3) On July 01, 2010 at 11:14 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

People in America only consumed because the bankers lent money to consume....trillions of dollars per year.....and they consumed massively.

The bankers cut off the people from borrowing and tax receipts evaporated because people consumed much less....then government consumed because bankers loaned it trillions.....

It is only because government is borrowing and spending massively that people still consume........why do you think people in America consume so much and people in the rest of the world consume so little today?  In the past, it was because we it is because we borrow....but that is getting cut off.

now government is being cut off of credit....Uh On.....the only thing left to do is fight for consumption.


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#4) On July 01, 2010 at 11:18 PM, ralphmachio (< 20) wrote:

Civil War? Ha! I have 3 dozen rabid wiener dogs surrounding my faraday cage protected lead shielded greenhouse with the Brazilian thong clad chicks on the generator bikes. 

You mean to tell me I should be scared of the people who I have to yell at when the arrow turns green, and they forget to drive? What are the teams gonna be? North Vs South? Haves vs have not's? How many have nots will fight for the haves for food? 

Think I'll just do what I do when there is rush hour traffic. Not attend.

 The silver lining of civil war is the undoing of reverse Darwinism.  

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#5) On July 01, 2010 at 11:29 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

The problem is production is collapsing because the bankers cut off credit to a credit dependent more and more go after less and less......frustrations will escalate.

Prices will go up as supply contracts....workers will want to get paid more as their money buys will fire workers as consumption goes down with higher prices......production will drop even further......

Until people will do almost anything to obtain necessary consumption....

That is why war is becoming a greater and greater liklihood because it is always easier for a government to fight an outside enemy than its own people.

Like every great empire before us that fell...we simply consumed more than we produced until we ran out of money/production

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#6) On July 01, 2010 at 11:31 PM, oshiri (< 20) wrote:

Sempai Alstrymous . . .

     I bet no one in the U.S. has the cojones to pass a law like they did in Japan . . .

"Offering welfare to gang members has been banned since April 2006 under a welfare ministry notice, enabling local governments to refuse payments if they find applicants to be members through reference to police."

     I like it! But do that and it'd start your civil war quicker then you could say crypts-and-bloods.

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#7) On July 01, 2010 at 11:32 PM, ralphmachio (< 20) wrote:

You should probably check out dwot's blog, and the video.

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#8) On July 01, 2010 at 11:42 PM, awallejr (38.93) wrote:

Seriously Alstry, you are just "autoboting" now.  Hit the buzz words to project a certain agenda.  That is what you are doing with these blogs.  Autoboting.

As I said, people will ALWAYS consume SOMETHING. It is just a question of WHAT.  Guess right, you win, guess wrong, you lose. War is not destined, and it is ignorant for you to suggest it is.

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#9) On July 01, 2010 at 11:46 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

UN committee calls for dumping US dollar...

Once this happens government will not be able to print and spend....

If that were to happen our nation would shut down....

In war, government can force people to produce for free and contracts are guess is that is the way we are heading....

there is no way the government can fulfill the promises it made to its citizens about how much they thought they could consume...especially since the bankers are cutting off the nation of credt....servicing the debt has become impossible for more and more each day.

This will continue until servicing the debt consumes nearly all dollars and there will be very little left for goods and services.

Huge homeless tent city takes root in Hawaii...

NJ Town Suing Squatters Camping In Woods...

At that guess is war....and sooner than many think.

Obama says new U.S. sanctions on Iran are toughest ever

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#10) On July 01, 2010 at 11:50 PM, ralphmachio (< 20) wrote:

The two choices: consume, or kill. That's what all our science and technology amounts to.  Was I really born into this species? 

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#11) On July 01, 2010 at 11:54 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:


Our growing number of retired people are NOT WORKING....

Our college kids can't find jobs......

We are about to fire millions of city, county and state government workers.....

Hundreds of thousands of postal workers are going going gone

Same with hospital workers....

We could go on and on and on.....Food Stamps etc.......

Soon very few will be working......and the even fewer that are will not be able to support the system.

My guess is the only way to force the people to produce will be through war......and consider this most recent QE/bailouts the last supper.

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#12) On July 02, 2010 at 12:02 AM, awallejr (38.93) wrote:

Nah, ralph. alstry is just autoboting.  He doesn't even reply because he is nothing but an algorithm in the end.

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#13) On July 02, 2010 at 12:14 AM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

Alstry predicted the housing crisis....the banking crisis....and the government crisis.....ALL WELL BEFORE THEY HAPPENED.

It is much easier to analyze real life than the stock market these days.

Now that government is getting cut off of credit.....the only way for man to consume will be to produce.....and as more and more things shut down because credit is being cut off....the only way for man to produce will be to fight.

Construction has basically shut down...especially private

The Gulf is shutting down....along with the neighboring states

50 Catholic Churches closed in Cleveland last year....and the rust belt is rusting.....

There ain't much left after government, health care, and financial services.....and the only reason these function is because the government can still borrow massively and consume/spend......but spending with little production leads to massive inflation....actually hyperinflation where money will be worthless...

At that point, everyone will be forced to fight for consumption.  It is a mathematical certainty under the current path.

Don't you think the bankers will have a lot of fun watching us kill each other fighting for consumption?

21 dead in Mexican gang gun battle near US border

It is simply what happens when you cut off credit to a credit dependent consumption economy....or a cash dependent drug cartel.

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#14) On July 02, 2010 at 2:27 AM, Donnernv (< 20) wrote:

And what do you and Ms. Alstry produce?

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