CHANGES ARE COMING FOR THE USA

CHANGES ARE COMING —- Whether these changes are good or bad depends in part on how we adapt to them. But, ready or not, here they come!
 
1. The Post Office. Get ready to imagine a world without the post office. They are so deeply in financial trouble that there is probably no way to sustain it long term. Email, Fed Ex, and UPS have just about wiped out the minimum revenue needed to keep the post office alive. Most of your mail every day is junk mail and bills.
 
2. The Check.   Britain is already laying the groundwork to do away with checks by 2018. It costs the financial system billions of dollars a year to process checks. Plastic cards and online transactions will lead to the eventual demise of the check. This plays right into the death of the post office. If you never paid your bills by mail and never received them by mail, the post office would absolutely go out of business.
 
 3. The Newspaper. The younger generation simply doesn’t read the newspaper. They certainly don’t subscribe to a daily delivered print edition. That may go the way of the milkman and the laundry man. As for reading the paper online, get ready to pay for it. The rise in mobile Internet devices and e-readers has caused all the newspaper and magazine publishers to form an alliance. They have met with Apple, Amazon, and the major cell phone companies to develop a model for paid subscription services.
 
4. The Book. You say you will never give up the physical book that you hold in your hand and turn the literal pages. I said the same thing about downloading music from iTunes. I wanted my hard copy CD. But I quickly changed my mind when I discovered that I could get albums for half the price without ever leaving home to get the latest music. The same thing will happen with books. You can browse a bookstore online and even read a preview chapter before you buy. And the price is less than half that of a real book. And think of the convenience! Once you start flicking your fingers on the screen instead of the book, you find that you are lost in the story, can’t wait to see what happens next, and you forget that you’re holding a gadget instead of a book.
 
5. The Land Line Telephone. Unless you have a large family and make a lot of local calls, you don’t need it anymore. Most people keep it simply because they’ve always had it. But you are paying double charges for that extra service. All the cell phone companies will let you call customers using the same cell provider for no charge against your minutes
 
6. Music. This is one of the saddest parts of the change story. The music industry is dying a slow death. Not just because of illegal downloading. It’s the lack of innovative new music being given a chance to get to the people who would like to hear it. Greed and corruption is the problem. The record labels and the radio conglomerates are simply self-destructing. Over 40% of the music purchased today is “catalog items,” meaning traditional music that the public is familiar with. Older established artists. This is also true on the live concert circuit. To explore this fascinating and disturbing topic further, check out the book, “Appetite for Self-Destruction” by Steve Knopper, and the video documentary, “Before the Music Dies.”
 
7. Television. Revenues to the networks are down dramatically. Not just because of the economy. People are watching TV and movies streamed from their computers. And they’re playing games and doing lots of other things that take up the time that used to be spent watching TV. Prime time shows have degenerated down to lower than the lowest common denominator. Cable rates are skyrocketing and commercials run about every 4 minutes and 30 seconds. I say good riddance to most of it. It’s time for the cable companies to be put out of our misery. Let the people choose what they want to watch online and through Netflix.
 
8. The “Things” That You Own. Many of the very possessions that we used to own are still in our lives, but we may not actually own them in the future. They may simply reside in “the cloud.” Today your computer has a hard drive and you store your pictures, music, movies, and documents.  Your software is on a CD or DVD, and you can always re-install it if need be. But all of that is changing.  Apple, Microsoft, and Google are all finishing up their latest “cloud services.” That means that when you turn on a computer, the Internet will be built into the operating system. So, Windows, Google, and the Mac OS will be tied straight into the Internet. If you click an icon, it will open something in the Internet cloud.  If you save something, it will be saved to the cloud.  And you may pay a monthly subscription fee to the cloud provider.  In this virtual world, you can access your music or your books, or your whatever from any laptop or handheld device. That’s the good news. But, will you actually own any of this “stuff” or will it all be able to disappear at any moment in a big “Poof?” Will most of the things in our lives be disposable and whimsical? It makes you want to run to the closet and pull out that photo album, grab a book from the shelf, or open up a CD case and pull out the insert.

9. Privacy. If there ever was a concept that we can look back on nostalgically, it would be privacy. That’s gone. It’s been gone for a long time anyway. There are cameras on the street, in most of the buildings, and even built into your computer and cell phone. But you can be sure that 24/7, “They” know who you are and where you are, right down to the GPS coordinates, and the Google Street View. If you buy something, your habit is put into a zillion profiles, and your ads will change to reflect those habits. And “They” will try to get you to buy something else. Again and again.

All we will have that can’t be changed are Memories.
 
Nineteen Facts About The  Deindustrialization Of America  That Will Blow Your Mind

The  United  States  is rapidly becoming the very first “post-industrial”  nation on the globe.  All great economic empires eventually become fat and lazy and squander the great wealth that their forefathers have left them, but the pace at which America is accomplishing this is absolutely amazing.  It was America that was at the forefront of the industrial revolution.   It was America that showed the world how to mass-produce everything from automobiles to televisions to airplanes.  It was the great American manufacturing base that crushed Germany and Japan in World War II. 

But now we are witnessing the deindustrialization of America.   Tens of thousands of factories have left the United States in the past decade alone. Millions upon millions of manufacturing jobs have been lost in the same time period.  The United States has become a nation that consumes everything in sight and yet produces increasingly little.  Do you know what our biggest export is today?  Waste paper.   Yes, trash is the number one thing that we ship out to the rest of the world as we voraciously blow our money on whatever the rest of the world wants to sell to us.  The United States has become bloated and spoiled and our economy is now just a shadow of what it once was.  Once upon a time America could literally out produce the rest of the world combined.  Today that is no longer true, but Americans sure do consume more than anyone else in the world.  If the deindustrialization of America continues at this current pace, what possible kind of a future are we going to be leaving to our children?

Any great nation throughout history has been great at making things.  So if the United States continues to allow its manufacturing base to erode at a staggering pace how in the world can the U.S. continue to consider itself to be a great nation?   We have created the biggest debt bubble in the history of the world in an effort to maintain a very high standard of living, but the current state of affairs is not anywhere close to sustainable.   Every single month America goes into more debt and every single month America gets poorer.

So what happens when the debt bubble pops?

The deindustrialization of the United States should be a top concern for every man, woman and child in the country.  But sadly, most Americans  do not have any idea what is going on around  them.

For people like that, take this article and print it out and hand it to them.  Perhaps what they will read below will shock them badly enough to awaken them from their slumber.    

The following are 19 facts about the deindustrialization of America that will blow your mind….

#1 The United States has lost approximately 42,400 factories since 2001.   About 75 percent of those factories employed over 500 people when they were still in operation.

#2  Dell Inc., one of America  ‘s largest manufacturers of computers, has announced  plans to dramatically expand its operations in  China  with an investment of over $100 billion over the next  decade.

#3 Dell has announced that it will be closing its last large U.S.  Manufacturing facility in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in November.  Approximately 900 jobs will be lost.

#4 In 2008, 1.2 billion cell phones were sold worldwide.  So how many of them were manufactured inside the United States?   Zero.

#5 According to a new study conducted by the Economic Policy Institute, if the U.S. trade deficit with China continues to increase at its current rate, the U.S. economy will lose over half a million jobs this year alone.

#6 As of the end of July, the U.S.  Trade deficit with China had risen 18 percent compared to the same time period a year ago.

#7 The United States has lost a total of about 5.5 million manufacturing jobs since October 2000.

#8 According to Tax Notes, between 1999 and 2008 employment at the foreign affiliates of U.S.  Parent companies increased an astounding 30 percent to 10.1 million. During that exact same time period, U.S. employment at American multinational corporations declined 8 percent to 21.1 million.

#9 In 1959, manufacturing represented 28 percent of U.S. economic output.  In 2008, it represented 11.5 percent.

#10 Ford Motor Company recently announced the closure of a factory that produces the Ford Ranger in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Approximately 750 good paying middle class jobs are going to be lost because making Ford Rangers in Minnesota does not fit in with Ford’s new “global” manufacturing strategy.

#11 As of the end of 2009, less than 12 million Americans worked in manufacturing.  The last time less than 12 million Americans were employed in manufacturing was in 1941.

#12 In the United States today, consumption accounts for 70 percent of GDP. Of this 70 percent, over half is spent on services.

#13 The United States has lost a whopping 32 percent of its manufacturing jobs since the year 2000.

#14 In 2001, the United States ranked fourth in the world in per capita broadband Internet use.  Today it ranks 15th.

#15  Manufacturing employment in the U.S. computer industry is actually lower in 2010 than it was  in 1975.

#16 Printed circuit boards are used in tens of thousands of different products.    Asia now produces 84 percent of them worldwide.

#17  The United States spends approximately $3.90 on Chinese goods for every $1 that the Chinese spend on goods from the United States.

#18  One prominent economist is projecting that the Chinese  economy will be three times larger than the  U.S. economy by the year 2040.

#19 The U.S. Census Bureau says that 43.6 million Americans are now living  in poverty and according to them that is the highest number of poor Americans in the 51 years that records have been kept.

So how many tens of thousands more factories do we need to lose before we do something about it?

How many millions more Americans are going to become unemployed before we all admit that we have a very, very serious problem on our hands?

How many more trillions of dollars are going to leave the country before we realize that we are losing wealth at a pace that is killing our economy?

How many once great manufacturing cities are going to become rotting war zones like Detroit before we understand that we are committing national economic suicide?

The deindustrialization of America is a national crisis.  It needs to be treated like one.

If you disagree with this article, I have a direct challenge for you.  If anyone can explain how a deindustrialized America has any kind of viable economic future, please do so below in the comments section.

America is in deep, deep trouble folks.  It is time to wake up.

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2 Responses to “CHANGES ARE COMING FOR THE USA”

  1. True Patriot Says:

    Great article and all true. I would like to say I do not put anything on my PC. I use it to search for information, find companies, or do research.

    I do not use facebook, or my space as I have always felt they are not safe.

    After all when you think about the Craig’s list killer those evil criminals have been able to use the web successfully to do their crimes

    I do use email quite a bit, but I no longer use google, I use ixquick or their sister company startpage. There is one called Scroogle but they are secretly tied back to Google and still record IP addresses.

    The web is a way for big brother to spy on innocent citizens just checking in with their families, or reading articles etc.

    I, unfortunately have gone into a “Trust No One” mode with this new regime of thugs and criminals.

    I feel we are now in USSR Style tyranny, or worse, & have no trust for the present regime of infiltrating Communists, who have overthrown the American government in the form of calling it “Obamacare” as an excuse to take over people’s lives entirely.

    They have no intention of spreading the wealth as they try and say, but stealing the wealth and properties of all, to be given to the elite few involved in the shadow government.

    Joe McCarthy was 100% correct over 40 years ago when he tried to warn people the Communists were infiltrating this country, our media, our “Hollywood” traitors, our colleges, our banks, our IRS,FDA, EPA, FCC, FTC, etc.

    Just think where we would be had we listened to McCarthy? I lived in Chicago back in the early 70’s and enjoyed everything but the cold. However, Chicago was a nest of outright Communist Mao loving traitors like Barack Obama, Van Jones and Oprah Winfrey just to name a very few. All of these evil filth have sucked the system dry, yet contributed absolutely nothing. Oprah was an unknown slug on the local TV station in Chicago when I was there. People actually used to laugh at her she was so bad. Strangely she is now one of the richest women in the world, and she did it with zero talent. She is a racist, has only white people working for her, yet the corrupt press says nothing. She hates white people, yet no news outlets have ever released all the vile remarks she makes about white people. Yet some of them still watch this fraud. Unbelievable.

    As for Obama, Thomas Fife over at National Writers Syndicate, was in Moscow back in 1992, long before anyone had ever heard Obama’s name. Fife says he was there doing some work with a Computer software company. He was a guest in the home of one of the Russian Scientist . During his stay he recounted a dinner in which this scientist’s wife had been drinking too much, & began telling him about things that were going to happen to America. Keep in mind this was 1992. She went on to make sure he knew she was a devout member of the Communist Party, and that Communism was coming to America.

    She said America would have a black President named Barack who was also being groomed to take over America, and force Communism to bring down the American empire. She was so full of joy at the thought of America failing, & her husband was unable to stop her from exposing the Communist agenda in America. She went on to say his mother was white, and his father was a black man from Kenya where Barack was born. This Barack is being groomed in America’s elite colleges, and will first appear on the scene as a Community Organizer for the Communist Party. This woman went on and on with great excitement
    about how America would be destroyed entirely.

    So here were are 20 years later with this devout Communist Marxist Muslim Usurper who has overthrown the American gov’t.,while Congress sits idly by on their dead ass and does nothing.

    Sorry for the language but I have had it with Boehner and Cantor and the like going on David Gregory saying they “believe” Obama is from Hawaii. BULLSHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Tell me where in the Hell all the John Wayne’s are in our country??????

    I have been on this since 2007 when this dangerous illegal foreign alien reared his ugly head on the Presidential ballot, trotted out by the Communist Party aka The Democrat Party. I have stayed true to joining with many others in trying to get this dangerous fraud unseated, but we have a bunch of girly men and incompetent traitor women running the Congress, who refuse to do their damn job.

    The Constitution is being entirely ignored unless a liberal scumbag wants to hide behind it for free speech, or whatever rights it offers for them to do their dirty work, like the swine in the ACLU!!

    The only John Wayne hero I am aware of is a man named Lt. Col. Terry Lakin, a decorated officer of the U.S. Army with an impeccable record; who refused to deploy to Afghanistan until Obama proves he is eligible to be President. Keep in mind all branches of the military swear in their soldiers, cadets whatever, under the oath of abiding by and protecting the laws of the U.S. Constitution. Lakin now has been stripped of his
    benefits, pension, rank; because he decided to stand between America and the dangerous usurping fraud we now have in the White House.

    The Dec. 14th Kangaroo Court Martial of this great man is an outrage and a complete stain on the thugs we now have within our military.

    I would encourage everyone to go to http://www.safeguardourconstitution.com and help us rescue the only man who has sacrificed everything to save America. There are a few others who have also chosen not to deploy who were dismissed, because Obama did not want the media to report it and open the can of worms that he is an illegal dangerous foreign alien. Bottom line is Obama is a Brit and not legit. He was born in Kenya at Mumbasi Hospital.

    The left has desperately thrown out the lie that O’s father is Malcolm X
    and then the rumor it was Frank Marshall Davis. Our committees have proven this to be false and this has been planted because if this were true Obama would be eligible to be President. He is not eligible and by his refusal to release his records and Birth Certificate, he is guilty as charged.

    Again, I urge all of you to go to http://www.safeguardourconstitution.com and join us. There are many of us who are determined to rise America out of the ashes of this tyranny that is upon us.

    Also go to http://www.commieblaster.com All of their information is accurate about this fraud and Jihadist thug in our White House.

    IT IS TIME FOR O TO BE UNSEATED NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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