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  • "Told you so. Our dependence on fossil fuels is unsustainable."

    0 0%
  • "Told you so. The Federal Reserve completely destroyed the dollar."

    6 25.00%
  • "Told you so. The government spent and spent our grandchildren's money."

    7 29.17%
  • "Told you so. Should have taxed the rich more, Bush tax cuts killed us."

    4 16.67%
  • "Told you so. The corporations have completely wrecked the economy."

    4 16.67%
  • "Told you so. Union bosses have completely wrecked the economy."

    4 16.67%
  • "Told you so. The New World Order is here to take away American sovereignty!"

    3 12.50%
  • "Social Darwinism baby, let the strong survive."

    1 4.17%
  • Other

    9 37.50%
  • "Dah Bears."

    3 12.50%
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Thread: When the dollar crashes, setting off a spireling out of control chain of events, what

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    Re: When the dollar crashes, setting off a spireling out of control chain of events,

    I'm gonna say, "@#$% yo daddy's lawn mower! We ain't even got dat @#$% no mo."

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    Re: When the dollar crashes, setting off a spireling out of control chain of events,

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Foley View Post
    When foreigners star to panic and dump the dollar, the dollar crashes, setting off a spireling out of control chain of events, like gasoline being $8 a gallon, and low value compact cars costing $100,000, what are you going to say?
    Why would the price of gas only double, if the price of a compact car would go up by 600-800%? Shouldn't either gas be $30/gallon or a cheap car only be $25,000-$30,000?
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    Re: When the dollar crashes, setting off a spireling out of control chain of events,

    Our limping economy will preclude this type of massive inflation. We have proved over and over again that America does not need to be fiscally responsible and that every Administration or generation can spend more than they take in, citizens and government alike.

    Even if an Archangel showed up and took over the Presidency tomorrow, there won't be a way to keep everyone working. 307 million mouths is a lot to feed, no matter how much make-work is created.

    Stocks and real estate are the 2 most likely candidates for a bubble to save our false economy but those have been used up too recently. Minus a bubble, we have a relatively weak economy in which people are going to make less or the same. Food inflation will resolve most other potential inflations and you will not be seeing $8 gas, although you may be eating $8 eggs eventually.

    As for what I will say: "whew, I'm so glad I own my house, my car, my furniture and my toys already. And wow, my Scion is worth $98,000 used!"

    Now, if cat food inflates, better watch out cause one angry senior is coming for you (and 3 angry cats with sharp claws as well).

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    Re: When the dollar crashes, setting off a spireling out of control chain of events,

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Foley View Post
    When foreigners star to panic and dump the dollar, the dollar crashes, setting off a spireling out of control chain of events, like gasoline being $8 a gallon, and low value compact cars costing $100,000, what are you going to say?
    I WOULD say, "I am glad I know so many preppers."
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: When the dollar crashes, setting off a spireling out of control chain of events,

    I won't say anything, I'll be keeping a low profile and takin' care of business.

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    Re: When the dollar crashes, setting off a spireling out of control chain of events,

    "I'm glad I invested in the yen."

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    Re: When the dollar crashes, setting off a spireling out of control chain of events,

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I won't say anything, I'll be keeping a low profile and takin' care of business.
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    Re: When the dollar crashes, setting off a spireling out of control chain of events,

    I would probably just say a four letter expletive that begins with "f".

    But I find it a little creepy when people sound gleeful about the end of the world, or at least the collapse of civilization. That would suck. No amount of feeling smug about why it happened would change the fact that a lot of people would die. How many people require medication to remain healthy? How many people in hospitals would survive the lack of power? How many people living in any kind of urban environment, or out in the desert in the west, would have access to enough food and water? How many people would freeze? There is nothing good that can come from such a wide scale disaster. Probably every one of us on this board would die. And probably everyone we've ever met. Even the folks like Goshin with the cowboy fantasies. It is our technology and our science that makes us live better than the middle ages.

    For f#$^'s sake... WE WOULD ALL RUN OUT OF TOILET PAPER REALLY QUICKLY!! I don't care what it takes to prevent us from having to crap in a bucket and wipe with a towel and then have to wash that towel, I want that thing done. Anything to keep the toilets running and the paper stocked. Let's focus on the real priorities!
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    Re: When the dollar crashes, setting off a spireling out of control chain of events,

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Foley View Post
    When foreigners star to panic and dump the dollar, the dollar crashes, setting off a spireling out of control chain of events, like gasoline being $8 a gallon, and low value compact cars costing $100,000, what are you going to say?
    "This is why we can't have nice things"
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    Re: When the dollar crashes, setting off a spireling out of control chain of events,

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Foley View Post
    If the dollar collapses that would mean the Euro would strengthen, replacing the dollar as world reserve currency.
    I guess not. The Euro will be the first to go, then follows the USD. At some time the USD will even pick up speed (well, relative to a crashing Euro, that's normal) but eventually go down the toilet as well. "Interesting" times ahead.

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