The end is near!

Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by Detecto92, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. rickmp

    rickmp Frequently flatulent.

    Look at the obituary page. The world ends every day.
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  3. BUncirculated

    BUncirculated Well-Known Member

  4. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Not for me. My name's not listed there this morning so I got up, brushed my teeth and had a cup of coffee.....
  5. Blaubart

    Blaubart Melt Value = 4.50

    It's all relative. The world ends for someone everyday.

    (On average, about 150,000 people per day)
  6. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

    Does the government know about this. That is TERRIBLE!!! (You can not tax the dead very long)
  7. Cloudsweeper99

    Cloudsweeper99 Treasure Hunter

    I'm sure a law could be passed against it, and fines issued to those who violate the law.
  8. d.t.menace

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  9. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    So 1% of the human population is 700 million? FYI.. you may want to double-check your math on this one.
  10. rickmp

    rickmp Frequently flatulent.

  11. Blaubart

    Blaubart Melt Value = 4.50

    Meh - 700 million vs 70 million. Close enough for government work. :D

    What's scary is that it took two days for someone to notice.
  12. BUncirculated

    BUncirculated Well-Known Member

    Sometimes the Government is involved in that.
  13. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    But quite often (Cook County, IL) they have been known to still retain their right to vote.......
  14. midas1

    midas1 Exalted Member

    I believe, when society collapses water, guns/ammunition, food, transportation, shelter, clothing are what people need and want. PM will be excess baggage, dead weight to lug around.
    Dump the PM and carry more guns, ammo and food.

    If it happens, right away I'll trade my AGEs, AGBs, bullion, etc for armored transportation, more guns, ammo and portable food.
  15. BUncirculated

    BUncirculated Well-Known Member

    If the apocalypse happens, which it won't at least in our life time, there will be no need for money, or PMs. Weapons and drinkable water, shelter and food will be the only needs. Food can be hunted, fished, trapped, etc. People should learn to live off the land. That will be the priority.
  16. Blaubart

    Blaubart Melt Value = 4.50

    I think much would depend on the nature of the collapse. Is it local or global? Did the economy collapse, or did the government collapse? Are the local governments still effective? Is there at least a semblance of order? Are people confident that order will be restored? I think it also depends on where you live - Urban vs rural. Coastal vs inland. North vs South. No, not that North vs South, but can you grow food year round? Can you survive the winter without electricity or fuel?

    Predicting the future is not quite as simple as many people like to think it is. It's not simply order or apocalypse with nothing in between.

    In a place like NYC, I can see PMs not being worth very much. There are too many people and not enough resources. Food, water, gas, guns and ammo will likely command a premium. In Astoria, OR, it would probably be the other way around. They have a good climate for growing food year round, they have the ocean, they have fresh water, etc. People wouldn't be as concerned about their immediate survival as those in NYC. Here in MT, there are even less people, but our winters are cold and long. There's more than enough guns, ammo and water to go around, but I imagine fuel and food would command a premium during the winter months.
  17. Blaubart

    Blaubart Melt Value = 4.50

    Wait, what? I didn't get that memo. How do you know this? I need to be kept in the loop on stuff like this! ;)

    I can't argue with that. Too many people are far too dependent on the status quo. They would starve if they couldn't buy their food.
  18. midas1

    midas1 Exalted Member

    If the apocalypse happens, which it won't at least in our life time . . . ."

    I wonder what else your crystal ball tells you.

    Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami wiped out part of japan yet the people didn't riot or even steal from abandoned homes.
    The fortunate helped the unfortunate.

    Where I live bands of disenfranchised teenagers and preteenagers run wild, mainly on holiday weekends, and destroy everything in their path.
    Several years ago, I returned home from sailing got out of the car to stop in a 7-11 store to buy a Coke. In store were several dozen
    kids around 8 - 14 years old. Something didn't feel "right." instead of making a purchase I left the store. As I'm walking back to my car I hear a disturbance
    turn around in time to watch the "kids" throwing heavy canned goods (probably stolen from the store) at a young couple leaving the store.
    A few months ago, a group of people attacked a drunk guy,
    robbed him, beat him up, then stole his clothes. They Recorded the attack on a smartphone then posted the video online. After watching the video local police arrested some of the attackers which included at least one woman. later most, if not all, of the charges were dropped.
    Now imagine what these people will do when society completely breaks down.
  19. rodeoclown

    rodeoclown Dodging Bulls

    I'm willing to bet, some would die if restaurants went away and people were forced to only prepare and eat the food they bought from the grocery store. ;)
  20. krispy

    krispy krispy


    The "food" many people bring home from the grocery store is already killing them, contributing to diseases like diabetes and obesity and who knows what else.

    If people were forced to only prepare and eat the food they raised and harvested they'd certainly suffer, if not starve to death or become like zombies prowling on neighbors for their food... History shows us how quickly that affected early English colonists. People in the U.S. even give thanks annually for not succumbing to such a fate. ;)
  21. midas1

    midas1 Exalted Member

    As in the "Starving Times" 1609- 1610, Jamestown Colony, VA.
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