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By John Farnam

The President of the United States, in a shockingly disrespectful display of bad manners, chews gum during the entire, otherwise solemn, D-Day ceremonies recently in France.

The President of the United States, in a shockingly disrespectful display of bad manners, chews gum during the entire, otherwise solemn, D-Day ceremonies recently in France.

Defense Training International, Inc

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Ft Collins, CO --( “If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. Your only real security is a strong reserve of knowledge, experience, energy, and ability.” ~ Henry Ford

Inflation is alive and well!

I just booked a flight to the East Coast for later this month. I do it at this time every year. Same airline. Same connections.

This year, it cost just shy of twice what the identical itinerary cost this same time last year! That is a 100% price increase in a single year!

My father’s was the last generation of Americans to have any chance of ” retiring comfortably.” No possibility of that exists today. Presuming to ” retire,” and live on what you’ve worked so hard all your life to accumulate, now represents an extremely hazardous personal strategy.

Inflation doesn’t have to get much worse for it to render a lifetime’s savings all but worthless, in a short number of years, months, even overnight!

Only an ability to personally generate an adequate income, and be paid in whatever represents “currency” at the time, will insure any kind of ” living.”

None of us, no matter our age, dare stop working. Being “out-of-the-loop,” for even a short time, will make a “comeback” intensely difficult. Many are the one-time “millionaires” who subsequently died penniless, begging for their supper!

Our unrepayable, and growing, national debt is eating us alive! It is way past any possibility of retirement, and its existence virtually guarantees hyper-inflation. Institutions we could once depend upon (pensions, Social Security, disability funds, retirement funds, “daddy’s money,” et al), no matter the source, are weakening and faltering by the day. Virtually all are grotesquely underfunded, even without considering inflation. We rely on any of them, at our peril!

Neither Congress, nor the White House (spanning the last few administrations), have the courage, nor the interest, in even confronting, much less solving, the national debt issue, and there is no reason to believe their collective attitudes will change any time soon. The naive electorate will continue to vote for Santa Claus, even when they know and understand that the well is dry, and that Santa is broke!

Over one third of America’s erstwhile “able-bodied work-force” is, by choice, permanently unproductive. They are neither employed, nor looking for work, nor do they have any intention of ever looking for work. Forever non-contributing, and mostly unemployable! They are a fatal drag on our national economy, but are deliberately kept there by cynical, leftist politicians who are persuaded, correctly, that their votes can be easily purchased.

And finally: The President of the United States, in a shockingly disrespectful display of bad manners, chews gum during the entire, otherwise solemn, D-Day ceremonies recently in France!

It doesn’t inspire much confidence!

As individuals, there is little we can do to sway history, so we need to stay active, current, connected, alert, mobile, agile, flexible, and dangerous, always moving forward, and always seeking-out new opportunities.

And, we need to be prepared for large-scale breakdowns in civil order, and a host of other chilling eventualities. We must be in a position to physically protect/perpetuate ourselves and what little we still have.

We’re living through a period of deteriorating world history. It’s going to be a bumpy ride!

As George H “Babe” Ruth once said: ~ “Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.”


About John Farnam & Defense Training International, Inc
As a defensive weapons and tactics instructor John Farnam will urge you, based on your own beliefs, to make up your mind in advance as to what you would do when faced with an imminent and unlawful lethal threat. You should, of course, also decide what preparations you should make in advance, if any. Defense Training International wants to make sure that their students fully understand the physical, legal, psychological, and societal consequences of their actions or inactions.

It is our duty to make you aware of certain unpleasant physical realities intrinsic to the Planet Earth. Mr Farnam is happy to be your counselor and advisor. Visit:

  • 3 User comments to “Inflation Is Alive And Well, It’s Going To Be A Bumpy Ride”

    1. Kevin Mcgonigal on June 12, 2014 at 11:18 AM said:

      The Romans called it “Panis et Circensis”, bread and circus. It worked, for a while.

    2. Was he walking when that picture was taken? Just wondering?

    3. @Kevin McGonigal- Moving forward from Roman Times to modern America that translates to ‘Food Stamps and NFL Football’.

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