U.S. Tornado Map: 1950 to 2012

Now if I just had an overlay of mobile homes in the U.S. to compare this to

NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center website has historical data about tornadoes, and they’ve even plotted the data on a map…

…In addition to the tornado paths that have a beginning & ending coordinate, I also plot a single ‘point’ for the tornadoes that only have a beginning coordinate in the data (this fills-in a lot of points in Florida, for example).

I make the state borders gray, rather than black, to de-emphasize them — the red tornado data is the most important thing, and should stand out the most.

Yet another reason to live in the Florida Keys.

Doug Ross @ Journal

Elite Insider Predicted Massive Crash in 2012: “Very Large Probability… Around March 4, 2014″

We understand that Doomsday predictions are aplenty these days, but given what’s going on around the world right now it may be time to revisit the eerily prescient forecast of an elite insider.

Grady Means is a former advisor to Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, a former economist at the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and has managed multi-billion dollar firms over his career. Back in October of 2012 Means penned a commentary and analysis for the Washington Times in which he noted that “America’s fall will take global economies with it.”

But he didn’t stop there. Means gave us a target date.

There is a very large probability that the real end of the world will occur around March 4, 2014.

The doomsday clock will ring then because the U.S. economy may fully crash around that date, which will, in turn, bring down all world economies and all hope of any recovery for the foreseeable future — certainly over the course of most of our lifetimes. Interest rates will skyrocket, businesses will fail, unemployment will go to record levels, material and food shortages will be rampant, and there could be major social unrest.

Any wishful thinking that America is in a “recovery” and that “things are getting better” is an illusion.

The central issue is confidence in America, and the world is losing confidence quickly. At a certain point, soon, the United States will reach a level of deficit spending and debt at which the countries of the world will lose faith in America and begin to withdraw their investments. Many leading economists and bankers think another trillion dollars or so may do it. A run on the bank will start suddenly, build quickly and snowball.

At that point, we will need to finance our own deficit, and we will not be able to do so. We will raise bond rates to re-attract foreign investment, interest rates will go up, and businesses will fail. Unemployment will skyrocket.

The rest of the world will fully crash along with us.

There’s a sentiment among those on Main Street, and as of today on Wall Street, that there is a major disconnect between company stock valuations and economic activity in the real world.

Despite their best efforts to convince us that we’re in a recovery, the establishment is running into a problem… reality.

This morning we learned that the Institute for Supply Management monthly report went kaboom, showing a large contraction in new production, indicating that retailers are pulling back on stocking their shelves. Perhaps the ISM report has something to do with consumer sentiment, which according to today’s Gallup survey on consumer spending suggests consumers are cutting costs wherever possible.

But that’s not all. Even the largest retailer in the world is having problems and seeing negative growth. Walmart announced that last November’s cuts to food stamp recipients hurt their fourth quarter sales, adding further credence to the notion that without direct government bailouts the stability of America’s companies comes into question.

Need we even mention that over 100 million Americans are not in the labor force, or that five million people may lose their unemployment benefits by the end of this year?

And, of course, let’s not forget that we’ve created more debt as a nation in the last five years than in all of the years from our country’s founding through the year 2008 combined.

Those investing in financial markets have certainly taken note. On top of the 326 point decline in the Dow Jones today, the market is down a combined 1,000 points from its peak just a month ago. And, with three well known bankers committing suicide in the last week, people are starting to pay attention.

No one really knows exactly why the market is falling or what happens next, but if you’re going to consider any prediction on the future of the financial and economic sector, why not consider what the elite have to say about it?

If there is a major financial collapse in the works as we speak, then Grady Means’ prediction should scare the hell out of you. If he’s right, then this isn’t just going to be a market crash.

We could well be facing the beginnings of an all-out financial Armageddon that will make 2008 look like a brief warm up.

This collapse, as noted by the US Treasury Department and Grady Means, is going to have generational effects – a depressive economic environment for our entire lifetimes.

Preparing for such a scenario is not easy. One must take into consideration everything from emergency supply lists to deal with the instantaneous collapse of our monetary system and financial markets, while also considering long-term strategies that involve the development of barterable trade skills and relocating to land that has productive capacity so you can grow your own food.

We had a reader recently comment about the coming collapse. She warned that preparing for a weeks- or months-long emergency is insufficient. She suggested that perhaps we need to consider the worst case scenario: years of joblessness, destitution and depression.

It’s happened before and it was so bad that we still talk about the Great Depression to this day.

Who’s to say it can’t happen again?

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SHTF Plan – When It Hits The Fan, Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

EZRA KLEIN, CNN AND TECHCRUNCH PUNK’D: White House Falsified Unemployment Rate Before 2012 Election

A month before the 2012 presidential election, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released new unemployment numbers. They turned out to be a stunning surprise: the official U-3 unemployment rate dropped from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent in September.

At the time, former GE Chairman Jack Welch smelled a rat and said so publicly.

Welch’s tweet unleashed a firestorm of criticism with numerous accusations of him being a ‘conspiracy theorist.’ CNN attacked Welch’s hiring history claiming that Obama’s record on jobs trounced that of Welch. The site Tech Crunch deemed Welch a crazy, accusing him of inspiring a ‘web-wide Obama conspiracy’. In response to Welch’s statement, then Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said, “This is a methodology that’s been used for decades. And it is insulting when you hear people just cavalierly say that somehow we’re manipulating numbers.”

Barry Popik reminds us that the pencil-necked journoleftist named Ezra Klein was among the first to mock “jobbers” (i.e., “jobs birthers”):

The Daily Kos and Washington (DC) Post writer Ezra Klein came up with the term “jobber” on October 5, 2012—after an important BLS pre-election jobs report favored the current Democratic administration and Republicans questioned the numbers. “Jobber” follows similar names of “truther” (a 9-11-2001 conspiracy theorist), “birther” (a Barack Obama birth certificate conspiracy theorist) and “deather” (an Osama bin Laden death conspiracy theorist).

Of course, as we recently found out, the White House falsified the unemployment numbers in one of their various criminal enterprises designed to steal the 2012 election.

Now that Welch (and everyone of us with an ounce of common sense) have been vindicated, how long will it take the unemployment denialists like Gregory Ferenstein, Felix Salmon, the freakish Austan Goolsbee, and the loathsome Ezra Klein to apologize?

That’s a rhetorical question, of course. Religious extremists like these leftists aren’t bound by facts, logic, reason and history. That’s why they’re fanatics, irrational kooks who have an insatiable desire to control others.

In a word, they’re Democrats.


Doug Ross @ Journal

Larwyn’s Linx: Study: IRS suppression of Tea Party swung 2012 election

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Nation

Study: IRS suppression of Tea Party swung 2012 election: Sean Higgins
The Truth about Navigators: John Fund
You May Already Be an ObamaCare Enrollee: Daniel Greenfield

The Progressive Degradation of Freedom: By Daren Jonescu
Bye-Bye, Privacy: The other problem with HealthCare.gov: WS
RWN Interview With RNC Chairman Reince Priebus: John Hawkins

Veteran’s Day: Remembering Why We Fight: MOTUS
Cover Oregon Still Doesn’t Cover Anyone: Kristina Ribali
Packaging a Prez: Christie Models Clinton, Bush, Obama: Ron Fournier

Economy

According to Plan: Feds Redistribute $ 2 Trillion+ in 2012: Marfdrat
We Are the Gold: Ann Barnhardt
The Brain Drain From Finance: P&F

The Working Wage: John Hayward
Emanuel’s Chicago hit with triple credit rating cut by Fitch, Moody’s: Scoop
Moody’s warns of bankruptcy in Scranton; it faces $ 20 million budget gap: Fox

Scandal Central

Obamacare IT chief really, really doesn’t want to testify: Byron York
Obamacare exchange: Hackers welcome, no experience necessary: BPR
White House to Darrell Issa: Please don’t expect transparency. Issa to WH: HAHAHA no.: Moe Lane

ObamaCare Navigators Caught on Tape Telling People To Lie On Applications, Defraud Government: Nice Deb
Rep. Todd Young on Obamacare: ‘This is What Betrayal Looks Like’: John Hawkins
Obama using food-stamp cash to fund Michelle’s ‘Let’s Move’: Andrea Peyser

Climate & Energy

A Scathing Indictment of Federally-Funded Nutrition Research: Steve McIntyre
Happy Winter: Western Rifles
Shale Energy’s Success is a Story of Free Enterprise in Action: Sean Hackbarth

Media

Nary a word about why the mad Mullahs are a threat: David Gerstman
This is Joe Soptic, remember him?: Liberal Logic 101
An inside look at how CNN’s Crossfire has become the ultimate social TV show: Lost Remote

See? You invite him to a “conservative leadership conference” for NRO…: Protein Wisdom
Hard sell: inevitability is here again, and it’s being rolled our way like a giant human flab boulder: Protein Wisdom
NY Times: The ACA Losers Will Be Happy They’re Paying More When They Lose Their Jobs: STACLU

Present-Tense Barry: Ed Driscoll
Carville’s Advice for Obama: “Take a toke on the mayor of Toronto’s crack pipe”: JWF
Truth destroys their agenda: Joe Huffman

World

The Most Damaging President ‘To America and the World’ … Ever!: HySci
Obama: al Qaeda “On The Path To Defeat” Even Though They Have “Grown More Active Recently”: Nice Deb
Al-Qaeda teaches on Twitter how to cut off human head: Atlas

Kerry Insists Powers Are ‘United’ Over Iran As Iranian Official Tweets His Disagreement: Patrick Goodenough
Chuck Hagel Defied: 6 States Refuse To Submit National Guard To Federal Pansex Regime: Outcast
From A WRSA Reader: Doing The Gestapo Stomp: Western Rifles

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Stuxnet infected Russian nuke power plant – Kaspersky: Register
This Drone Can Fly, Swim, Drive, and Hop Its Way Through a Mission: Wired
Yet ANOTHER IE 0-day hole found: Register

Cornucopia

Some Thoughts on Veteran’s Day: Western Rifles
Oath Keepers call on members to form special teams across America: Fellowship of the Minds
The Last Stand of the JFK Truthers: Marin Cogan

Image: Honoring a 107-year-old veteran
Today’s Larwyn’s Linx sponsored by: It’s time – Convention of States

QOTD: “You know, I love watching the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. And the one thing that I think about on a team is, I don’t remember Aaron Rogers going back for a pass and having our own lineman turn around and tackle him. I don’t remember Aaron Rogers handing the football off to the running back and having our own wide receiver tackle the running back before he gets through the line. All I’m saying is we’ve got to be a team. Everyone doesn’t always agree with each other on the team, but I don’t agree with my wife on everything either. But ultimately I would think that we’re all trying to do the same thing, which is put our country back on track, kind of more in line with a Constitutional viewpoint in where our country should be going and that’s kind of the vision I have for the party.

So when people get down on the party, I kind of think, well, what don’t you like about a permanent ground game? You know, a $ 40 million improvement on digital and data and getting our debates and primary system under control? I mean, that’s really where the party is at. That’s what we do at the RNC.” –Reince Preibus

Doug Ross @ Journal

6 MIND-BLOWING REVELATIONS: How Eric Holder and Barack Obama Perverted the 2012 Election Using the DOJ

Yet again, we have ironclad proof that the Obama administration has committed high crimes and misdemeanors that would, in a lawful society, have already resulted in impeachment. Author Peter Schweizer describes some of the more outrageous revelations in his new book Extortion:

6. THERE ARE COMPANIES BEING TOLD THEY’RE SUBJECT TO DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE INVESTIGATION, CRIMINAL AND CIVIL AND LITERALLY THOSE COMPANIES ARE SOLICITED TO DONATIONS TO THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN AND NOW TO OBAMA POLITICAL COMMITTEES AND THERE IS STATISTICAL EVIDENCE IN THE BOOK THAT LITERALLY YOU CUT YOUR CHANCES OF GOING TO JAIL IN HALF IF YOU MAKE A CONTRIBUTION.

5. AFTER THE 2010 MID-TERM ELECTIONS WHERE THEY HAD THAT STUNNING DEFEAT IN CONGRESS, [the Obama Department of Justice] TARGETED THE INDUSTRIES THAT FINANCED THE TEA PARTY CANDIDATES THAT GOT ELECTED…

4. LITERALLY DAYS AFTER PRESIDENT OBAMA MADE THAT FAMOUS STATEMENT “WE’RE GOING TO PUNISH OUR POLITICAL OPPONENTS,” [the Holder DOJ] SENT OUT AN INDUSTRY SWEEP LETTER [to companies in the oil and gas sector] WHICH SAID YOU ARE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION AND YOU BETTER SHARE AND COOPERATE… IT WAS A CLEAR INTIMIDATION TACTIC USED.

3. THE TOP [Republican] FINANCIERS IN 2012 WERE ALL SUBJECT TO DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE CRIMINAL CHARGES.

2. THE TOP FIVE POSITIONS AT DOJ BEGINNING WITH ERIC HOLDER WERE ALL CAMPAIGN BUNDLERS FOR THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN.

1. [Obama] FUND-RAISERS [were] RAISING MONEY TO PUT [Obama] INTO POWER WHO [are] NOW MAKING DECISIONS ABOUT WHO THEY’RE GOING TO PROSECUTE AND WHO THEY’RE NOT GOING TO PROSECUTE… THIS [is a] MELDING OF THE DOJ AND THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN.

You know, it’s getting harder and harder to keep President Barack Obama’s Complete List of Historic Firsts current. These guys seem to invent a new Executive Branch crime each and every day.

Tell you what’s scarier: this is only the stuff we know about.

Click here to read Extortion.

Doug Ross @ Journal