The Town’n Country grocery in Oriental, North Carolina, a local fixture for 44 years, closed its doors in October after a Wal-Mart store opened for business. Now, three months later — and less than two years after Wal-Mart arrived — the retail giant is pulling up stakes, leaving the community with no grocery store and no pharmacy.
Though mom-and-pop stores have steadily disappeared across the American landscape over the past three decades as the mega chain methodically expanded, there was at least always a Wal-Mart left behind to replace them. Now the Wal-Marts are disappearing, too.
On Friday we learned of a new alert on the website of Steve Quayle in which we're told of a situation now happening in Colorado that our mainstream news media isn't talking about but which tells what normal, every day Americans are going through in their attempt to survive. As Quayle tells us in his note on the alert, "WHEN A PERSON, NATION OR FINANCES ARE BROUGHT TO THEIR KNEES, THE NEXT SHOT'S THAT ARE FIRED USUALLY COME TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD - RETAIL IS DYING BECAUSE THE MIDDLE CLASS HAS BEEN EXECUTED AND THE RETAIL STORES THAT PROVIDED GOODS AND SERVICES TO THEM GO BROKE."
Have we now reached the coming end of the current system? The stories on Saturday from Zero Hedge came at us like machine gun fire. First we're told "Why It Pays To Panic First" after telling us the 'global run on physical cash' had begun.
While we personally try to avoid banks like the plague, we still have to visit them occassionally and every ATM we've found near where we live now has a $200 daily cash withdrawal limit on them. We've been told that other ANP readers have been experiencing similar circumstances near them - please let us know in the comment section below if you're having the same or similar issues.
Zero Hedge also told us Saturday that "The Day Of Reckoning Is Imminent" with numbers being fudged across the board and the total avoidance of the anchor needed, the gold standard. We're also told a little story below that illustrates what's happened to the value of our money since the gold standard was done away with back in 1971.:
Unfortunately, that day is approaching. For without the anchor of a gold standard, financial imbalances and debt creation will continue to grow to commanding heights. Inflation, resulting in an implied default, will likely be more politically expedient than an outright default.
In the meantime, even if the dollar isn’t worthless – yet – its incessant variability is an incessant problem. How does one save, invest, and accumulate wealth when the dollar’s monetary base is continuously inflated?
When a carpenter measures the length of a cabinet as being 3 feet, he’s certain that the length measured as 3 feet will always be 3 feet. No more. No less. To the contrary, when a shopkeeper prices a 24-ounce loaf of bread at $3.93, he’s not certain that the value of one loaf of bread will always be equal to $3.93. In fact, in 1971 – the year the dollar’s last tie with gold was severed – he would’ve valued three 20-ounce loaves of bread equal to $0.89.
Has the usefulness of a loaf of bread, on a per ounce basis, really changed 1006 percent?Has its quality somehow become 1006 percent better? Of course not. Rather,the baseline used to measure the value of a loaf of bread has been twisted and contorted like a politician’s spine. The quantity of dollars in existence has increased. Accordingly, the unit value of the dollar has decreased.
In the 2nd video, Gregory Mannarino joins the Reluctant Preppers to talk with us about how we can give ourselves and our families the best opportunity for survival by hedging against catastrophe. New SQAlert republished in full below videos.
In closing, All Self Sustained recently told us that 'the grand finale' is about to begin, Russia is ready for it and World War 3 will be a fight over food and other basic necessities. We see the store closings in our own communities and as alternative news has been regularly reporting, it's not getting any better despite what the talking heads might want us to believe. Former US Treasury Secretary Paul Craig Roberts warned King World News on Saturday of 'massive social instability and nuclear war'. We see the clock is ticking. We pray that everyone is spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally prepared for what is coming...events that are clearly out of our control.
The following is the full alert from the website of Steve Quayle that should be seen as a warning to ALL Americans. We ask our readers to please comment on any similar experiences you are having in your own communities. Thank you.
I sent an email about the number of locomotive engines sitting on our tracks for over a year in Grand Junction but things are worse with the rail system than I thought. Here's an article from our local liberal owned newspaper. The elimination of the coal industry just killed the Western Slope of Colorado and now the shale oil industry is shutting down because it costs more to collect the oil than they can get to sell it. Oil platforms are showing up in empty fields and the foreclosure and moving signs on houses are everywhere. Don't believe it when the lamestream media tells you things are looking up. They aren't. From Steve Quayle: REMEMBER WHEN A PERSON, NATION OR FINANCES ARE BROUGHT TO THEIR KNEES, THE NEXT SHOT'S THAT ARE FIRED USUALLY COME TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD - RETAIL IS DYING BECAUSE THE MIDDLE CLASS HAS BEEN EXECUTED AND THE RETAIL STORES THAT PROVIDED GOODS AND SERVICES, TO THEM GO BROKE. AMERICAS, BORDERS, LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND FORMER STANDING IN THE WORLD, HAVE PLACED US IN A POSITION OF TOTAL CONTEMPT BY THE NATIONS AROUND US. AMERICA HAS BEEN RAPED, PILLAGED AND PLUNDERED AND MAJOR CRIMES OF TREASON AND MURDER GO UNPUNISHED - WE ARE SOON TO SEE THE 'GULAG-AMERIPELIGO' IN THIS COUNTRY AS IT ALL CRASHES DOWN - NOW THAT THE FORMER US MIDDLE CLASS HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A LITERAL IMPORTED FOREIGN ARMY OF ILLEGAL FOREIGN 'INVASIONIST'S' WITH NO RESTRAINT OR CONSTRAINT, GOD'S BLESSINGS AND FORMER FRUIT OF FAITH IN HIM FLEES AWAY AT RECORD SETING PACE - "ACCELERATION" IS THE WORD THAT DEFINES OUR VANISHING HERITAGE AND "WOE UNTO THE NATION THAT FORGETS THE LIVING GOD" WE WILL GO DOWN IS HISTORY OF WHAT A NATION LOOKS LIKE WHEN GOD LEAVES A PERVERSE SOCIETY TO ITS SELF.