Are you in better shape financially than you were last Thanksgiving?  If so, you should consider yourself to be very fortunate because most Americans are not.  As you chow down on turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce today, please remember that there are millions of Americans that simply cannot afford to eat such a meal.
According to a shocking new report that was just released by the National Center on Family Homelessness, the number of homeless children in the U.S. has reached a new all-time high of 2.5 million.  And right now one out of every seven Americans rely on food banks to put food on the table.  Yes, life is very good at the moment for Americans at the top end of the income spectrum.  The stock market has been soaring and sales of homes worth at last a million dollars are up 16 percent so far this year. 

But most Americans live in a very different world…

Are you waiting for the next major wave of the global economic collapse to strike?  Well, you might want to start paying attention again.  Three of the ten largest economies on the planet have already fallen into recession, and there are very serious warning signs coming from several other global economic powerhouses.
Things are already so bad that British Prime Minister David Cameron is comparing the current state of affairs to the horrific financial crisis of 2008…

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How do you fix a superpower with exploding levels of debt, that has a rapidly aging population, that consumes far more wealth than it produces, and that has scores of zombie banks that could collapse at any moment?
Big economic news is about to start coming out of Europe, and it won’t be good.
In 2014, we have been experiencing “the calm before the storm”.
But 2015 is right around the corner, and it promises to be extremely “interesting”.

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The parallels between the false prosperity of 2007 and the false prosperity of 2014 are rather striking.
If we go back and look at the numbers in the fall of 2007, we find that the Dow set an all-time high in October, margin debt on Wall Street had spiked to record levels, the unemployment rate was below 5 percent and Americans were getting ready to spend a record amount of money that Christmas season.

But then the very next year the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression shook the entire planet and everyone wondered why most people never saw it coming.  Well, now a similar pattern is unfolding right before our eyes.
Once this false bubble of hope runs out, all of our lives are going to dramatically change.

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The Social Security Administration has just released wage statistics for 2013, and the numbers are startling.
Last year, 50 percent of all American workers made less than $28,031, and 39 percent of all American workers made less than $20,000.
Every avenue of prosperity for the middle class is under assault, and there does not appear to be much hope that this will change any time soon.
And the truly frightening thing is that this is about as good as things are going to get for the middle class
As if things weren’t already bad enough for the average American worker, we are rapidly approaching the next major wave of our long-term economic decline.

solar storm

A storm 14 times larger than the Earth is happening on the sun right now.  Earlier this week, it unleashed a flare which was a million times more powerful than all of the nuclear weapons in existence combined.
Fortunately, that flare was not directed at us.   But now the area of the sun where this solar storm is located is rotating toward Earth.
An eruption on the sun at just the right time and at just the right angle could result in a society-crippling electromagnetic pulse blasting this planet.
So if your computers, cell phones and electronic equipment get fried at some point over the next few weeks, you will know what is probably to blame.
Such an electromagnetic pulse has hit our planet before, and as you will read about below, some very prominent voices are warning that it WILL happen again.   It is just a matter of time.

QE

Mark October 29th on your calendars.  The Dow is at 16974, the S&P 500 is at 1982 and the NASDAQ is at 4549. 
From this day forward, we will be looking to see how the stock market performs without the monetary heroin that the Federal Reserve has been providing to it. 

QE taper

It is widely expected that the Federal Reserve is going to announce the end of quantitative easing this week. 
Will this represent a major turning point for the stock market? 
As you will see below, since 2008 stocks have risen dramatically throughout every stage of quantitative easing. 
But when the various phases of quantitative easing have ended, stocks have always responded by declining substantially. 
The only thing that caused stocks to eventually start rising again was a new round of quantitative easing. 
Most Americans don’t even understand what derivatives are, but when the next great financial crisis strikes we are going to be hearing a whole lot about them.
The big banks have transformed Wall Street into the biggest casino in the history of the planet, and there is no way that this is going to end well.
A great collapse is coming.  It is just a matter of time.

inflation

Thanks to the Federal Reserve, the middle class is slowly being suffocated by rising food prices.
Perhaps you have also noticed that food prices have gotten pretty crazy lately.  In particular, meat prices have become absolutely obscene.  For example, the average price of ground beef has risen to a new record high of over $4.09 a poundOver the past twelve months, that works out to a whopping 17 percent increase…

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Do you trust the news media? 
The mainstream media is slowly dying, but they will never admit it. 
Yes, on average Americans watch approximately 153 hours of television a month, but for their news they are increasingly turning to alternative sources of information such as this website. 
The following are 10 things about the U.S. news media that they do not want you to know…

ebola

A top Ebola scientist that is working in the heart of the outbreak in Liberia says that this version of Ebola looks like it could be “a very different bug” from past versions.
If what you will read about below is true, we could be dealing with some sort of “super Ebola” that nobody has ever seen before.

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Is Ebola going to cause another of the massive October stock market crashes that Wall Street is famous for?  At one point on Wednesday, the Dow was down a staggering 460 points.  It ultimately closed down just 173 points, but this was the fifth day in a row that the Dow has declined.  And of course Ebola is one of the primary things that is being blamed for this stunning stock market drop.
Since September 19th, we have seen the S&P 500 fall about 7 percent and the Nasdaq fall nearly 10 percent.  The VIX (the most important measure of volatility on Wall Street) shot up an astounding 22 percent on Wednesday.  So many of the ominous signsfor the markets that I wrote about on Tuesday are now even worse.  If a handful of Ebola cases in the United States can cause this much panic in the financial world, what would a full-blown pandemic look like?

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Most people that discuss the “economic collapse” focus on what is coming in the future.  And without a doubt, we are on the verge of some incredibly hard times.  But what often gets neglected is the immense permanent damage that has been done to the U.S. economy by the long-term economic collapse that we are already experiencing.
But because unprecedented levels of government debt and reckless money printing by the Federal Reserve have bought us a very short window of relative stability, most Americans don’t seem too concerned about our long-term problems.
They seem to have faith that our “leaders” will be able to find a way to muddle through whatever challenges are ahead.  Hopefully the following 12 charts below will be a wake up call.
The last major wave of the economic collapse did a colossal amount of damage to our economic foundations, and now the next major wave of the economic collapse is rapidly approaching.

crash

Is the stock market about to crash? 
Without a doubt we have been living through one of the greatest financial bubbles in U.S. history, and the markets are absolutely primed for a full-blown crash.   We are starting to see some ominous things happen in the financial world that we have not seen happen in a very long time.  So many of the same patterns that we witnessed just prior to the bursting of the dotcom bubble and just prior to the 2008 financial crisis are repeating themselves again. 
Hopefully we still have at least a little bit more time before stocks completely crash, because when this market does implode it is going to be a doozy.
The following are 9 ominous signals coming from the financial markets that we have not seen in years…