29 Responses to Storm of the century: Europe talks about limiting ATM withdrawals as crisis threatens to unravel eurozone

  1. suz says:

    Change is a scary thing, isn’t it? Should we embrace it, or try to avoid it? I think change happens for a reason….
    We’ve lived this way for a long time and we keep doing things over and over again expecting things to change but it doesn’t…. maybe we need to expand our comfort zone.

    Maybe there is a better way to do things and the results might be different. Overcoming this huge upset in our monitary system can possibly take life to the next level.

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    • Luwdmke says:

      Maybe it’s time to start taking less. Lower our standard of living because we’ve been living high on the hog for too long. Try to find a middle ground between the middle class and the poor. Maybe we should not expect get so much. Start living with what you need not what you want. It’s time to level the playing field so that the poor and middle class are equal with the same opportunities. That way we can get rid of the class distinction.

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      • merle says:

        Oh but the rich-upper class??? Why not a 3-way deal to find a “middle ground?” I believe that’s the fairest way! Do I hold my breath waiting for the answer I long to hear? Not a chance! I’m willing to do my part…but not if some of the players are absent. The middle-class are always the ones being asked to “sacrifice.” When is enough, enough? I say, “When it’s too much already!

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      • yardley7 says:

        A beautiful idea Luwdmke, but the reality is there is always class distinction: even if it is as simple as ruling class and non-ruling class. Humans set up hierarchy–I don’t think that will change. Most of us may/will/already do live with less, but make no mistake about it–there will always be those who are powerful and wealthy.

        The only equalizer on earth may be calamity and disaster. The only equalizer in Heaven is God. Trust in Him and put your life in His care–your only hope.

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  2. Irene C says:

    I would think that even a rumor of limiting withdrawals could cause a bank run. And if people panic and start withdrawing their money (I know I would), it would cause a collapse. Could become a self-fullfilling prophecy.

    Maranatha

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    • Which means, the plans are already in place or they wouldn’t be talking about it. In the city of Vegas, you’ll never crook the house- it always wins.

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      • Jim Randall says:

        Alvin , remember the case of Argentina when that country went bankrupt. ? People there were even doing barter .However , the economy has gradually picked up in Argentina despite the lack of news coverage …a new beginning from an economic/financial disaster . On another note , many complements for your site . Enjoy it very much( here from New Zealand where at this time of writing ,on a different subject, our winter has arrived and is “normal” although we also have had cases of “four seasons in a week.” at times . We also have tornadoes more frequently in New Zealand where in the past , they were an absolute rarity..)

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      • IMG

        Yes, and they should have responded to this crisis by a controlled implosion and letting one economy crash and then bailed it out and rebuilding it rather than trying to save them all by handing out all the life jackets at the first sign of trouble. Now the whole ship is sinking and there is not enough printing presses in Europe to stop the bleeding once it starts. Next will be a run on the banks. What no one foresaw was that investors would start moving capital from banks in countries where the trouble was, if they suspected that country was next in line to have similar problems. Once the banks start imploding- money, nowhere is now safe. This has been a grand debacle frm day 1- the way it was handled and the pain and the loss money from this crashing will make the Great Depression look like a boy scout picnic.

        And if you notice, every country that has problems is immediately downgraded by U.S. rating agencies…as if this was about destroying the Euro from day one.

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    • Jane Reeves says:

      Come Lord Jesus!

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  3. TLindemann says:

    @ Irene C:

    Perhaps this is (or has been along) the plan?

    @ Alvin:

    Been reading your blog for awile, as you are by now aware. Blessings on keeping up with the times. At the very least your readership can not say they haven’t been warned. Your work has helped me confirm some dreams/words I’ve received over recent years and weeks. Exciting yet incredibly sobering times we are living in. Scriptures say even the prophets of old wanted to see these days that are unfolding.

    May Yahweh bless you with continued and renewed wisdom, knowledge and understanding, not to mention strengthening and encouragement.

    Shalom,

    Tracy

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  4. Dennis E. says:

    Could it be heading our way too?

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      There are economies and there are ruthless international financiers behind the movements of vast sums of money in and out of banks and countries and they are the one who tilt markets and make them sit, rise, or rollover- not corporate earning statements. The dollar will be better off if the Euro crumbles. Where has all capital be flowing into as safe havens for the last year as this crisis has worsened- U.S. treasuries.

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      Remember those decadent 1920′s when the world was partying like it was no tomorrow?

      The bankers were plotting. This is virtually a replay of history….the booming 1920′s led to the rise of the international industrialists and they were the ones instrumental in causing the Market Crash in 1929. The Europeans entered this game blind-folded and will pay the ultimate price, as will their citizenry. http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/markets/article-2150417/Bank-England-governor-Sir-Mervyn-King-hosts-euro-crisis-summit.html

      As the old saying goes, “When the fox invites the chicken for dinner, it is wise to know what’s on the menu..”

      A.

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      • Dennis E. says:

        yes, there is an internet business site reporting that in the past three years, American wealth has decreased 40 per cent and that wealth that was accumulated in the past generation has been nearly destroyed in the past three years.It is generally being said that these economic downturns are going to occur in waves, with each one being worst that the previous one. So we can expect depression era type unemployment in the next 24-36 months perhaps?

        A person should do what they need to do to survive and protect their family now……..
        God help us….

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      • The only consolation about this story is that the next system, which reigns over planet Earth will be by God not man. Personally, I don’t think any of us won’t to live through these human experiments ever again.

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  5. Stewart says:

    Dennis,

    Inevitably it will come here. We will be the last country to fall because the dollar is / was the world currency so to speak. This whole thing has been planned out for a long time. First Europe, then the U.S. All of this has to happen for the rise of the New World Order. All currencies have to be worthless and all religions made look look false. Thus the rise of the NWO with a one world currency and religion. It’s all about deception. When the currency goes then panic and chaos begin. Once that happens the demons will come from everywhere claiming to be here to save everyone. People will jump head first into the place or to the first person that offers safety and security. This will be the beginning of tribulations. Once it’s over Jesus Christ will save those who serve him.

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    • jake says:

      I agree Stewart. Expansion, followed by contraction, so as to facilitate consolidation before a crushing collapse. The name of the game has always been control. And you’re right about people running to the first “savior”. They’ll be right where the Banking Cartel wants ‘em!

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  6. jean claude says:

    The EU should have been unified like the USA and ruled by one person from the start. Now imagine that, in the middle of a crisis, heads of states argue on calling a necessary monetary intervention a ‘loan’ or ‘bail out’! Do you see how basic these terms are? Do you see the burden of having a country (or home) without money that it controls? Shouldn’t it submit to the big ’cause’ in that case?

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  7. Irene C says:

    Back when I was in high school (in the stone age, the pre-computer days), I read a book called Captain and the Kings. It’s a fiction about the ruthlessness of global finance written by Taylor Caldwell. My mother just recently finished re-reading it and we were talking about the comparison between the book and what’s going on now. Life imitating art? Or did Mr. Caldwell see what was coming.

    And in reading the comments, I like the idea about equalizing. Everyone contributes. Looks wonderful on paper, however, greed and pride are motivating forces among us sinful humans. We are all guilty of them in one way or another.

    Despite it all, here is what I believe. James 5:3 says “Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.” All their wealth will come to nothing. Their gold and silver will not save them from the judgement that is to come. And although I still pray for these people, to me, that is good news.

    Maranatha

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    • Columbine says:

      Irene, I also read a lot of Taylor Caldwell when in high school (you and I must be of a similar age). Many of her books are centered around the group some call the Illuminati. Somewhere I read that she was raised among them or else belonged to the group or something, but I’m not sure of the truth of that. She did seem to know a lot about them – OR her writings were influential in creating the ‘myths’ surrounding that group today. Although she was far, far from being a Christian, my favorite books of hers at that time were Dear and Glorious Physician (about St. Luke) and Great Lion of God (St. Paul). Her book, Aspasia (consort to Pericles) was also very good. Very few books of her calibar are written today, sad to say.

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  8. rahkyt says:

    thanks for the links … it’s funny how people are still talking Euro-zone as if the countries within it were equal. Perhaps Deutsche-zone might describe the geography best as it is the dominant partner.

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  9. Deb says:

    We have ATM daily withdrawal limits here in the US. That does NOT stop one from going in to the bank and withdrawing all their funds. Guess they would have to close the doors. What really concerns me is that this is another step towards a system like India has, the smart card with biometrics for buying food and health care. This included going to schools and scanning children’s irises. Supposedly for the poor class, but the news story I saw showed ALL children. Bible says you won’t be able to buy without the mark…

    http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-08-04/goa/29849660_1_ration-card-fair-price-smart-card

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  10. Artoro says:

    One day back when I was really young, while waiting at a bus stop, an old man (who was also waiting) said to me out of the clear blue, “Never let money become your God.” I listened.

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  11. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
    ― Eleanor Roosevelt

    WE are the ones we’ve been waiting for, folks. As far as I can tell, no other entity is on the way at the present time. Until people “turn it off, TURN IT ALL OFF” these self-appointed ruling global elites will be in charge of the game. I’ve nothing left but quotes. I’m blue in the face and am know around town as “the crank” — oh well — I tried. I look around my town every. single. day…. I see smart, bright capable members of our little community. Barter societies are the only way to go, imho.

    “There’s a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious—makes you so sick at heart—that you can’t take part. You can’t even passively take part. And you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop. And you’ve got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you’re free, the machine will be prevented from working at all.” ~ Mario Savio

    Peace to all here (and the other eyes watching — yes, you too) You’re my only friends left! Hang in there — our day will come — ……..

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  12. pat says:

    Just WHAT IF this world wide collapse of fiat money has been planned all along–looking at the history and the fact that a hundred years ago at the founding of the Federal Reserve, they only wrote themselves a hundred year contract –that ends at the end of this year- JUST WHAT IF all this is a Hegelian Dialectic type plan to crash the world economy so these same monsters can step in with a NEW crooked plan to enslave us all even more??? THEN WHAT?

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    • Stewart says:

      That’s exactly what they’re doing

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    • Irene C says:

      Then we end up with a one world economy (to go along with the one world religion and one world government) all eventually headed by the one we call the Antichrist, who, in turn, will require everyone to worship him and to have a mark in order to buy and sell.

      I remember studying this as a young teen and couldn’t figure out how it would all go down. I never thought I would see it all evolve during my lifetime.

      Maranatha

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  13. Kelleron Baxter says:

    Miss. Irene….Taylor Caldwell is a woman….
    And I noticed you did not mention her foreword OR should I say “forewarning” on the “Council of Foreign Relations”. One of the most powerful secret society of members unknown to almost all Americans. Thankfully, with the internet, people are finally talking about how they “run the world”…

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