Beginning last June or so, I began focusing my blog on the economy, solar activity, natural disasters, and political instability on a global basis. I tried to understand and focus current events to understand what the near future may hold for us all. While I don’t try to make predictions, I do try to give people heads up on what I think is coming.I fully understand that there are thousands of sites, threads, and forums dedicated to these “ so-called” alternative news “outlets”. However, I have no agenda or need for recognition nor any desire for monetary gain, just a desire to share my knowledge and experience, along with my daily efforts to monitor the WORLD events around us.However, such efforts must be evaluated by the facts to insure we are “seeing” the real important issues, and NOT the and disinformation. So how did we do?
Thanks to a wonderful article in Homeland Survival I will let you be the judge by evaluating what is considered 32 most important events of the year so far.
New Year’s Eve, 2010 more than 5,000 dead red-winged blackbirds and starlings were found in Beebe, Arkansas.
3rd-5th) 100 tons of dead fish washed ashore the Brazilian coast, near the port of Paranagua. 2 million fish died in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, thousands of dead turtle doves were found in Faenza, Italy.
Egypt, the most populous country in the Arab world, erupted in mass protests.
10th) At least 8 people are dead and over 70 missing after massive flooding ravages Brisbane, Australia.
14th) Unrest in Middle East Spreads to Bahrain
14th) Sun Erupts With Most Powerful Solar Flare in Four Years
22nd) A 6.3-magnitude earthquake hits Christchurch, New Zealand, killing at least 75 people.
19th) No-Fly Zone is Imposed in Libya
11th) Massive 9.0 Magnitude Earthquake and Tsunami Devastate Japan
1st) Possible Shutdown of Federal Government Goes Down-to-the-Wire
27th) Series of Tornadoes Devastate Southern States. In one of the worst U.S. tornado seasons, 137 reported tornadoes sweep through the south, killing nearly 300 people in six states.
5th) Floods Force Evacuations along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers
22nd) One of the Deadliest Tornados in U.S. History Hits Joplin, Mo.
1st) Tornados Continue to Strike in the U.S. For the first time in three years, seven tornadoes touch down in Massachusetts.
3rd) Unemployment Rises as Job Growth Slows
5th) Toxic E. Coli Outbreak Linked to German Sprouts
6th) Flooding in Iowa Forces Hundreds to Flee
11th) Wildfires Rage Through East Arizona. Two fires in Arizona merge into one runaway 600-square-mile blaze becoming the largest fire in Arizona’s history.
1st) Minnesota Government Shuts Down
1st) New Mexico Wildfire Rages On
22nd) Two Related Terrorist Attacks Shock Norway
1st) Last Minute Deal Reached to End Debt Crisis
5th) Standard & Poor’s Lowers the U.S. Credit Rating
6th) Violent Riots Spread Throughout Britain
8th) Stocks Nosedive After U.S. Credit Rating Is Lowered
8th) Mystery orange goo invades Alaska village
11th) East Africa Hit with Worst Drought in 60 Years
Heat wave in Texas grips state with 100 degree temperatures for over a month
23rd) 5.8 Virginia earthquake shakes east coast
26th) Hurricane Irene hits the east coast, millions lose power.
Texas Wildfires destroy 1554 homes
8th) Power outage leaves 1.5 million in the dark in California, Arizona and Mexico
*9th) Four Major Solar CMEs and X-Ray events with more predicted in the next four to six days.
*11th) President Obama gives an almost cryptic warning in his 9/11 address. Everyone should re-listen to that address in context to what you just reviewed. * added by this editor since article was published.
Natural disasters, unexplained events, historic drought and flooding, economic uncertainty, civil unrest, and terrorism are the things we may face at anytime. You may not have been directly affected by the events listed here but events around the world can quickly change our daily life. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring but as we have seen so far this year, it might be a good idea to be prepared for whatever tomorrow brings.
Given the predictions for the increase in solar activity and the almost certain collapse of the EU within the next month I would hope we are ready. On the financial side, I hope you are all sitting on the sidelines with your popcorn watching the show. The markets are no place for arm chair investors right now. Hell, it’s no place for pros either right now.
On the survival side, simply think what you need to do if you have no power for say 2 weeks and prepare for that contingency. I think we have more than a 60% chance of that happening in the next thirty days.
However, even more important than all these things, I think you should not believe your lyin’ eyes as you watch the news for the next 30 days. As political and financial system begin this final collapse phase of business as usual, in the PTB circles, things are beginning to be a bit frantic. Just remember desperate people do desperate things.
Ultimately though, take care of each other. We all act as one in face of challenges and disasters. This must now, unfortunately, become daily habit. We are all really in this together. Live peacefully in love and compassion. It really is the most important contribution you can make to getting things “right”.