20090805

Get Rid of your Paper Assets and Buy Silver!

I've recently gotten a little freaked out by predictions coming down to us from the web bots at the ALTA project. I never paid a whole lot of attention to this before, but after listening to an interview with George Ure and Clif - a couple of days ago, i've delved a little deeper, and their science is sound, if a little quantum. I figured i'd give it a little time and wait for their first "time marker" that they mentioned on the program, which is that some weather-related or geological event - say, a hurricane, earthquake, volcano, etc. - would occur on August 3rd or 4th.

On July 31st, George Ure mentioned on his website - urbansurvival.com - that it would be more specifically an earthquake, possibly 6.0 in a populated area, or 7.0 in an unpopulated area. Right on schedule, around lunch time on August 3rd, there was a 6.9 earthquake off the coast of Baja California.

I'm not going to get all wack-job survivalist, here, but after looking around at their other predictions for the upcoming year, i think it's not a bad idea to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. According to George and Clif:

August 22nd the market will peak. That will be the end of the economic upswing. Sell sell sell!

Around mid-September the market will start to drop rapidly.

October 25th something (or things) really bad is going to happen. This might include (but is not limited to):
  • Swine flu or other pandemic will mutate into something really evilly nasty fatal.
  • WHO may impose restrictions on air travel in an attempt to contain the pandemic.
  • Israel will attack Iran. This will be incalculably bad. Nuclear fallout kind of bad.
  • The market goes from dropping rapidly to just plain disintegrating.
...and it looks worse and worse as time goes by. Stock market "SuperCrash" in March/April. Revolution in North Korea. Food shortages in the winter of 2010 that are going to start to hit home here in the US (in a way that might finally make us pay attention, anyway).

Anyway, we'll see how it plays out. I'm really curious to see how things solidify as we approach the above dates as the linguistic data becomes more clear, but in the meantime, it's probably not a bad idea to start turning your paper assets into solid metal - silver in particular is supposed to take quite an upswing over the next year; gold not as much.

Fun times!