Over the last six months, I have learned about serious issues in America which could lead us to a economic collapse that would make the Great Depression look like a minor downturn. Here are just a few. If you have never heard of one of these, I’ve provided links to good overviews.

Peak oil
Another inconvenient truth: http://www.theoildrum.com/node/3150
Water shortages
Our drinkable water supply is vanishing: http://www.alternet.org/story/64948/
Declining wheat inventories, due to drought and increasing demand
Wheat Rises as Declining U.S. Crop Reduces Global Inventories http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=amjcmjvpT4X8&refer=home
Projected metal shortages
Measure of Metal Supply Finds Future Shortage
http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?articleID=000CEA15-3272-13C8-9BFE83414B7FFE87
Dwindling US gasoline reserves
Peak Oil Crisis: Minimum Operating Levels Redux
http://www.fcnp.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1747&Itemid=35
Widespread death and disappearance of honeybees, required for pollinating hundreds of food crops (aka Colony Collapse Disorder) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colony_collapse_disorder
We have lost the ability and knowledge to grow our own food
A matter of national security
http://thesietch.org/mysietch/redstategreen/2007/07/13/a-matter-of-national-security/
Subprime mortgages, rampant debting and more.
Recession without romance http://itulip.com/forums/showthread.php?p=20511#post20511

Take these as you will. It’s criminal how the media doesn’t bring these to our attention. As my friends and family I wanted to let you know about them. If you don’t like the particular article (too liberal, too conservative), then google the topic and find out for yourself. I’ll leave it up to you as to what to do with the information.

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