I never would have thought about setting up a radiation monitoring network or that folks would have radio scanner hooked to the internet and give us “real time updates”, folks on the ground in disaster updating via the Internet. We seem to be getting better data from the Amateurs than the Professionals.
One thing is for certain we are finding out how governments and the Media are going to deal with any “crisis” or disaster. I personally think the US media and government are making things worse and contributing to the uncertainty and panic. I hope more folks will realize that they must depend on themselves and will put in the effort to educate and protect themselves. It takes some work and sacrifice but I think it’s worth the effort.
I think the USA will soon be facing a severe financial crisis. Kicked off by what is happening in Japan, but brought about about by the recklessness of the TBTF banks, Corporations, the federal reserve and the Government. I think it will be hyper-inflationary like Weimar Republic or Zimbabwe. In most of those events there has always been a strong currency to move too. But the Euro is screwed cause they are printing like mad as well. The Yen won’t hold for long and they will sell off US Debt if they are smart. That leaves China and Russia with strongest relative currencies or gold and silver.
We are seeing the inflation happening right now! Get your supplies of the basics and know how to use them. Have some cash on hand so if the ATM’s and electronic banking go down you can still pay for grocery and gas and your bills. Top off your car’s gas tank and get an extra can if possible to have on hand. I think when the economy start’s to meltdown it will happen very quickly.
Got some good items on sale to post up Sunday. Keep the faith and keep working on your supplies. This to shall pass.