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A Scenario (Financial False Flag)

 
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It is a Thursday afternoon, mid April, and you are driving home from work. Your wife calls you and asks you to stop at the supermarket for a few items. As you are getting the bread and milk, a disturbance begins at the front of the store. As you approach the check-out, you realize that the lines are way too long, and there are several people complaining. From the dialogue you realize that the Credit/Debit system is down. The store manager is trying to keep people calm, while on the phone with the company that services the card-reader system for electronic payments.

Now, a new line is forming at the ATM machine in the store, people shoving and yelling. Apparently, folks went to the ATM so they could pay for their items with cash and get home. Strangely, the ATM is giving out too much money – double, to be exact. Suddenly, everyone wants to be in that line… a fight breaks out, and the front of the store becomes mayhem. You quickly pay for the items you have, going through the express checkout, thanking God that you have cash in your wallet, and get the heck out of the store.

By the time you get home, a story is breaking on the news – the same strange events are happening all over the state. Credit/Debit systems down, and most ATMs not functioning, while others are dispensing “free” money. Later in the evening, you hear that there have been multiple shootings at ATMs in the area, as people fight over the free money coming out of them… flash mobs are reported at some of the grocery and electronics stores in the city where you work.

By morning, the news is all about hackers that have broken into the ATM network, and how the banks have had to shut the ATMs down to prevent further losses. There are images on the TV of growing lines at the banks, as people must go to a bank to get cash, in our previously ‘cashless’ society. Later in the day, you hear that there are now fights breaking out at banks as people tire of the long lines, and become fearful…because bank branches are running out of cash. That afternoon, a grocery store downtown gets flash-mobbed for the third time, only this time the activities go beyond plain theft – an all-out riot erupts because people cannot get what they want, the shelves having been emptied by the previous flash-mobs.

On the drive home from work, you hear that several banks have closed branches early because they ran out of physical money. One of the branches was vandalized by people who had been waiting when the branch ran out of cash and closed up – smashed windows, smashed ATM machine, and several injured people taken to hospitals…several people were arrested, but the police are reviewing the security videos and “expect to make more arrests in the case.” That evening the news announces that these things are happening all over the country, and that looting and rioting have begun in several major cities. When bed time comes, you decide to get your pistol out of the safe and keep it by the bed, over your wife’s objections… “just in case.”

You wake up on Saturday morning to a different world – several of your neighbors have been burglarized, and the news is full of riots, robberies, and car-jackings. The mayors of several major cities have declared a state of emergency, and are urging people to stay home and lock their doors. The world seems to have come un-hinged. Your wife is no longer objecting to your pistol being ready at hand.

One of your friends owns the hardware store downtown, and he calls around 11am to ask if you need any shotgun shells, or other ‘security supplies’ – he says that he has a few boxes of 12ga. put aside, and the rest have all been sold. He also says that people have been buying plywood, screws, nails, steel bars, and anything else they can get to protect and reinforce their homes – he warns you that he expects to sell out of many supplies today. He has talked to many people that morning, he is clearly worried. He says one customer told him that he has a brother who lives in Philadelphia who had just called him, and said that there were rioters in the streets there, and that the local news showed pictures of some of them who were carrying guns and waving islamic flags.

By Saturday evening the insanity has infected the city nearest you, about 20 miles away, and there is a constant stream of reported rioting, looting, and shootings on the TV news. Your neighbor is a police officer in town, and he comes over to talk to you briefly before heading in for a shift – he says that his department has been told that they may have to send officers to assist in the city, and asks if you can you keep an eye on his family during his shift overnight? What can you say but “of course I will”…and think to yourself, “it’s not like I was going to get any sleep anyway.” Before heading out, he hands you his police scanner, quickly shows you how to use it.

Overnight, you hear gunshots in the distance…once, then again, then several more times. Gunshots and sirens, and the squawk of the scanner as each event is assigned to a unit. As the night wears on, you think back on the conspiracy theories you have heard over the years, but always dismissed as the ramblings of people living on the edge, with too much time on their hands – restless chatter of New World Order, global banking cabals, communist infiltration, etc. As much as you still don’t buy into the ranting of the “tinfoil hat brigade”, you have to wonder if the hackers who did this actually knew what they would be causing, or whether they were just trying to steal money? Morning approaches, and you realize that the police are sounding rather frustrated – there have been over 50 break-in calls since 11pm, but no one has been arrested. It is as though the police are being sent on wild goose chases. You drift off to sleep wondering, “Dozens of businesses broken into tonight, and a number of houses too, but no arrests, except for one drunk driver. How can that be?”

With daylight, your neighbor returns, but he is not happy, and neither are you when you hear the news – he and most of his squad have been assigned to assist the department in the city for a shift – he is home to grab the bag which is packed with his riot gear and other “special equipment”. He reminds you that his wife has a pistol, knows how to use it. “She also has the keys to my gun safe” he says. Both of you have to look away from the other at that moment – what it suggests about the future is just too ugly to think about, yet it can’t be avoided. He thanks you again for helping him out, and drives away.

Days later, the banks are still not open, the grocery stores are all looted and shut down, the gas stations are all empty, and your life has been reduced to shifts of community-watch duty. Armed raids by gangs are being reported everywhere, including your small town, and there are reports of huge packs of urban residents walking and driving out into the suburbs looking for food and refuge – everything on the news is about violence.

When your police officer neighbor returns (after nearly 4 days) and warns your neighborhood watch that a large mass of people is less than 2 miles up the road, looting and destroying people’s houses. He also tells you that many of the police are exhausted and walking off the job, as he did, to go home and protect their families, because there is just no managing the amount of violence which is happening. “It’s just plain crazy out there – people robbing and killing each other 24/7", he says, “and even with 4 cops in a cruiser, we’re not safe to go in and break things up. A lot of cops have been injured, some killed. It was just time to get out…to get home before I got hurt on the street. We need to get prepared – those people are coming, and they are crazy hungry!”

That afternoon, the mob of people is spotted coming up the road towards your neighborhood, now less than 1/2 mile away. Some are on foot, but they also have some cars and pickup trucks – there must be over 200 of them. Those that don’t have guns are carrying shovels, axes, sticks… in your neighborhood, everyone has been preparing since your neighbor brought home the warning. You have sent several boys out as runners to alert folks in near-by neighborhoods that danger is coming. Every gun is in someone’s hands. Your men have also pulled axes, shovels, and other tools from their sheds to be used as fighting tools, and you have a rudimentary plan -

You have 6 veterans with combat experience, and they each have a rifle and a pistol, plenty of ammo. They will go out and engage the mob just past the edge of the neighborhood, and will attempt to keep them on the main road, to divert them past your sub-division. The rest of your men are assembling along the two entrances to the neighborhood, a few houses back from the main road – they are preparing to make a massed defense against the coming mob, if they cannot be diverted by your advanced force. You have positioned vehicles, trailers, and brush in the roads to stop the mob’s vehicles, as well as providing some additional cover for your defense force. Meanwhile, the moms are gathering the children, the sick, and the old into a small cluster of houses in the center of your subdivision. They are also pulling the food and other resources out of the most vulnerable homes. Hopefully, the combination of high resistance and little/no rewards will keep the mob moving past your neighborhood… The unspoken fact weighs heavily on your group – if there are 250 in the mob, then you are outnumbered nearly 2:1, making a head-on fight a truly horrific ordeal. A painful silence has settled over everyone as you make your final preparations.

It has been 6 days since the ATM machines went down, 4 days since the last grocery store and gas station in town closed, and now you are preparing to fight your first battle against a mob of hungry, violent looters. Another mob has already arrived downtown, and you hear on the scanner that the police and fire department are very busy. You know that help will not be coming, because you have called to tell the dispatcher what is happening, to ask for help, but all he could say was that, “there are no officers available right now. I hope your plan works…”

- – - Here, I will end the story, because what happens next cannot be told in a dignified fashion. In that clash lives are lost on all sides, and many are injured. There are no winners in this combat, only those who survived. The most profound impact is that, in less than the space of an hour, the hope of a return to normal life is destroyed for over 100 families in that neighborhood. War has touched them in their hearts, in their homes, and it has put their community to the test of fire. Those who survive have a chance to rebuild, but they have all been forever changed.

In such a scenario, the majority of Americans would either be the suburban defenders, or would be part of the mob. After such an event, our nation would be forever changed – grossly factionalized, and the gaping wound in our national consciousness cauterised by the violence. Thus wounded, we would be even more sensitive to subsequent events – a second disruption would move even faster than the first, with violence and looting coming within minutes, not hours or days. Our enemies all know this – they consider it a tool for their use against us. We must not be ignorant of the dangers we face…
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That is a good story, did you write it?

Last Edited by Brad Daylight on 01/25/2013 01:30 AM
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Today is a gift, that is why it is called "The Present"

“When an opponent declares, “I will not come over to your side,” I calmly say, “Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.”
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Have a nice day, may God bless you :D
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That is a good story, did you write it?
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Yes, wrote this back in late August. It is a real possibility - I've done technical work on the ISDN network that the ATMs use, and it is full of holes and weaknesses.

This story was built with a number of layers - it was very fun to write, even considering the obscene possibility it warns of...
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Nice writing and imagination.

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I am writing my own story about this, I will post it to GLP when it is done! :D
"I have felt despair many times in my life, but I do not keep a chair for it."
~Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Today is a gift, that is why it is called "The Present"

“When an opponent declares, “I will not come over to your side,” I calmly say, “Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.”
- Adolph Hitler

Have a nice day, may God bless you :D
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Good post. Definitely food for thought, no pun intended.
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bump because it's about to get real....
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Timely resurrection of an important lost thread.

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bump because it's about to get real....
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+! GREEN!

Sound the alarm!
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[link to www.youtube.com (secure)]
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bump because it's about to get real....
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bump bump bump

Poland, Syria, Ireland, and all the other crap piling up on the international stage, all the Obama controversies still swirling, the US economy getting wet with toilet water yet again, plus the US Debt Ceiling debate about to fire up with the beginning of the congressional session...

It's time for a domestic distraction of this magnitude...


And, it would serve as first-line mechanism for confiscation,
in accordance with this - Thread: Money Confiscation and Martial Law Unavoidable in US at this point
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Nice writing and imagination.

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could be a potential movie..

looking for investors?
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Nice writing and imagination.

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could be a potential movie..

looking for investors?
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True. And, believable.
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Lights Out is a free .pdf and its post-EMP survival fiction. An incredible read, and covers scenarios you would never have imagined.

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"Accept now that all you have seen from the day of your birth on the surface of the earth, to the present, are wonderful only because the finite mind of man is confused with fragments of evidence, that, from whatever direction we meet them, spring from an unreachable infinity."
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Lights Out is a free .pdf and its post-EMP survival fiction. An incredible read, and covers scenarios you would never have imagined.

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Thanks!

Just found it here: [link to files.meetup.com]
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[link to preparingyourfamily.com]

Here
"Accept now that all you have seen from the day of your birth on the surface of the earth, to the present, are wonderful only because the finite mind of man is confused with fragments of evidence, that, from whatever direction we meet them, spring from an unreachable infinity."
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A hundred years from now...it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.
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This should be pinned again...
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YOU, and only YOU are responsible for maintaining the balance of power between you and the rest of the semi-sentient beings in this world. You cannot disclaim or delegate that responsibility; it is a function of being a living, breathing "adult" in this world. If you can't manage yourself on those terms, someone else *will* manage you on their terms. Your terms are irrelevant. Buy a rifle; prepare to defend yourself. If you don't, what happens is *your* fault. Period.
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YOU, and only YOU are responsible for maintaining the balance of power between you and the rest of the semi-sentient beings in this world. You cannot disclaim or delegate that responsibility; it is a function of being a living, breathing "adult" in this world. If you can't manage yourself on those terms, someone else *will* manage you on their terms. Your terms are irrelevant. Buy a rifle; prepare to defend yourself. If you don't, what happens is *your* fault. Period.
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Amazing scenario you have written. What is interesting is the ATM debit/credit angle. Today we learned that 1.1 million debit and credit cards used at Neiman Marcus may have been compromised. This follows on the Target theft (100+ million credit and debit card numbers. The numbers stolen are being used, what is to keep banks and credit companies from shutting cards totally down till they reissue cards. I am sure the card companies don't have it in their budget for all the theft calls they will be getting.

We have already seen what happens when the EBT system goes off or gives away free stuff. You scenario could very well happen.
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Amazing scenario you have written. What is interesting is the ATM debit/credit angle. Today we learned that 1.1 million debit and credit cards used at Neiman Marcus may have been compromised. This follows on the Target theft (100+ million credit and debit card numbers. The numbers stolen are being used, what is to keep banks and credit companies from shutting cards totally down till they reissue cards. I am sure the card companies don't have it in their budget for all the theft calls they will be getting.

We have already seen what happens when the EBT system goes off or gives away free stuff. You scenario could very well happen.
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Yep, scary stuff. Easy to get started, damned near impossible to stop once it goes hot.

stamped
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YOU, and only YOU are responsible for maintaining the balance of power between you and the rest of the semi-sentient beings in this world. You cannot disclaim or delegate that responsibility; it is a function of being a living, breathing "adult" in this world. If you can't manage yourself on those terms, someone else *will* manage you on their terms. Your terms are irrelevant. Buy a rifle; prepare to defend yourself. If you don't, what happens is *your* fault. Period.
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Most grocery stores don't even carry 3 days of food anymore. i had always heard that it would take 3 days for the shelves to be empty. The stores no longer really carry back-stock anymore, they live & depend on daily deliveries. Have you ever been to the store prior to a storm or the day after a really bad storm. The shelves are empty in places. It is scary how quickly a store could empty out.
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Excellent synopsis of how it will go down when TSHTF. As much as I'd like to think that people won't behave like rabid animals, I know I'm dreaming. 10k years of building civilization and all it takes is an empty grocery store to bring the latest incarnation of modern civility crashing down around us.
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I truly don't believe most people would behave like this in time of trouble.
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I think they're going to pull off a huge multi city attack. Something big enough to call martial law. As soon as I see it on tv, I'll grab my cash, fill up the gas tank and hit up Walmart. Don't worry the sheep will be glued to their tv's for a few hours before they realize they better stock up. By then I'll be home.

And who knows maybe they'll have a big financial event staged to happen along with it. I'm out in a semi rural area so not all that worried about it. This is how they'll shut down the gun stores. My only concern is zero declaring all guns illegal because of the emergency situation and telling us we must turn them over to the police.
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I truly don't believe most people would behave like this in time of trouble.
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Its the stomach doing the thinking, not the mind.sfan
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dont they run on windows XP, which wont be in service soon.
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I am intrigued, and horrified at the reality factor in this story. It really wouldn't take much to turn most people to mob mentality...

What's strange is that I actually had an idea for a story about 'leveling the playing field' in regards to our money system. If the "one percent" holds 85% of the money, what would happen if all of a sudden the computers decided to flip that around? (I guess it would be a hacker thing too)I had the scenario of a rich person all of a sudden finding they had $0.00 in their accounts, and at the same time, everyone else who struggled found six figures in their accounts...
I wonder if the violence would be the same...or if it would be more of a feeding frenzy as the regular folks who had money all of a sudden went on crazy shopping sprees.
Would it all eventually balance out, or would that one percent declare war on the rest of us and try to get their money back?

Anyway, it bears thinking about. If the cash and credit system ever failed, I'm sure your scenario wouldn't be too far off... uhoh