Here are some goals for 2010-
1) Join with groups that are developing local currencies and economic survival plans.
The US dollar is done for and it is a matter of time (maybe 12 months) before inflation rears its ugly head and destroys what is left. We must wake people up that they must get out of the U.S. dollar and buy gold as a safe haven. Silver will replace all metals as a bartering/trade tool. Silver prices will continue to outperform gold in 2010, as the world once again begins looking at silver as money, instead of just an industrial metal.
2) Encourage local support of local services and products through community clubs and advertising campaigns. As prices rise, distribution will come to a halting stop. Say goodbye to Chinese goods and produce from South America. We need to encourage manufacturing locally.
3) Start the 10th Amendment nullification process. The U.S. Dollar Index will see short-term bounce, then huge crash due to printing too much paper. We must block all federal spending bills from impacting our state.
We are at a point where there are more people who are bearish on the U.S. dollar than ever before, which means from a technical standpoint it is overdue for a short-term bounce. However, we would not consider going long the dollar even as a trade. A huge crash in the U.S. dollar will occur at any time.
The world has become flooded with U.S. dollars. Foreigners currently hold over $10 trillion in dollar-denominated assets that can be dumped at any time. With the Federal Reserve continuing to print money at record highs, as soon as banks begin lending their excess reserves we could see a spike in consumer prices and a rush to get out of U.S. dollars.
4) We must encourage citizen's to prepare for a peak oil energy crisis before next winter. Oil will rise back above $100 per barrel.
Expect oil to rise above $100 per barrel fueled almost entirely by inflation. This time around, it won't matter if there's another substantial decline in oil demand from the U.S. Expect oil prices to rise regardless of if Americans can afford it or not.
There hasn't been any major new oil discoveries made in decades and the Federal Reserve's printing of money will surely outpace the discovery of new oil fields.
5) There will be a move towards a Libertarian third-party. If you can't beat them then join them FAST.
Americans are waking up to the charade that has been taking place in Washington. Power has been going back and forth between two political parties who do nothing but multiply each other's mistakes. Both the Democrats and Republicans are equally responsible for the economic mess our country is in today. In the last Presidential election, Americans had a choice between two candidates who both supported the government's destructive stimulus plans and bailouts. In the next Presidential election, a third-party candidate will have a serious chance of being elected for the first time in history. New leadership will emerge and a Libertarian movement will begin in 2010.Join it.
6) Watch for a political upset during the 2010 election.
The people will become so frustrated with what politicians have done to them that they will become huge supporters of alternative political candidates who are seeking the nominations for congress. We need people to join fiscally savvy individuals in Washington so that we have more elected representatives that understand the truth about our economy and the need to reverse the hyperinflationary course our country is currently on. Although they may be underdogs because they don't have the support of special interest groups, libertarian candidates will have huge grassroots support from educated Americans who will travel from all states to volunteer for their campaigns.Bo one of those volunteers.
7) Get Behind 'End the Fed' Protests.
In 2009, hundreds of people gathered for several 'End the Fed' protests in front of Federal Reserve buildings nationwide. However, the turnout for these events paled in comparison to the millions of Americans who participated in health care protests and town hall meetings right in their won towns.
In 2010, more Americans will realize that it is the Federal Reserve that is the cause of most of our nation's economic problems. While the health care debate divided our nation 50/50, 100% of all Americans will want to end the Federal Reserve as prices of food and other goods needed to live start rising through the roof.
8) PREPARE for Major Food Shortages.
For the past several decades, most Americans went to college to get a non-productive job on Wall Street and nobody went to school to become a farmer. There is currently a major lack of farmers in the U.S. and to make matters worse, the Real Estate bubble destroyed immeasurable amounts of farmland to build houses we didn't need and couldn't afford. It is estimated that Boulder County alone can only support 25% of its own population with the farms that are here. We need to support CSA ventures and backyard gardens. We need to push Boulder County to drop all the building permit bull shit that prevents people from having chickens, goats and greenhouses in their backyards. We need to abolish property taxes.
Inventories of agricultural products are the lowest they have been in decades yet the prices of many agricultural commodities are down 70% to 80% from their all time highs adjusted for real inflation. Catastrophic food shortages are possible in 2010, not just in New York City but in all states.