With exception to arming the state’s National Guard, New Hampshire House Bill 407 — the Police Equipment and Community Engagement Act — would bar officials from possessing any military equipment “not readily available in an open national commercial market.”
New Hampshire’s HB407 would effectively bring the state’s participation in the 1033 program to an end. The program has supplied New Hampshire localities with more than $6,000,000 in military gear, the legislation’s text states. However…
“New Hampshire cities and towns are required to repair and maintain this additional military grade hardware that consumes limited town and city funds that are needed for other functions.”
In response to increasing police militarization in the US and the cost of doing so, legislation proposed in the New Hampshire state House would implement a ban on state and local officials obtaining or using certain military weaponry acquired from the Pentagon or other sources.
As we enter 2015, and with regards to your preparedness or motivations thereof, we asked to hear your concerns for the upcoming year – the things or events that you believe to be within the realm of possibility and are especially concerned about…
The following poll results list the priority of your concerns for the upcoming year (given the choices which were presented).
There are some very big things happening right that you need to know about, and they are all things which many believe could be leading to World War III.
In case you haven’t heard the latest (major) financial news story, Switzerland has removed its currency cap to the Euro. The Swiss Franc has since soared to as much as 30% higher, and gold has spiked on the news.
Contagion is rapidly spreading and this has caused many ‘FX Brokers’ to have just gone belly-up, as reported on zerohedge.com this morning.
“The recent move on the Swiss franc caused by the Swiss National Bank’s unexpected policy reversal of capping the Swiss franc against the euro has resulted in exceptional volatility and extreme lack of liquidity.”
“This has resulted in the majority of clients sustaining losses which has exceeded their account equity.”
In other words, their ~ ‘100:1′ leverage is coming home to roost. It’s unraveling over there…
But there’s more…
Caracas, Venezuela. Long lines of people jammed grocery stores while the government put the entire Venezuelan food distribution network under military protection.
Food shortages there are deepening and Venezuelans have been jolted out of the notion that food will always be readily available in the grocery stores.
Think it can’t happen here?
Following the economic collapse, if you lose your job, or if your spouse loses their job, or if you are moved to part time instead of full time, or if your expenses drastically increase while your pay does not (a currency devaluation event), WILL YOU BECOME HOMELESS?
You may or may not have heard of the recent RFP by the US Department of Treasury for $200,000 worth of Survival Kits for all of its employees who oversee the federal banking system. But just this morning I learned that they are also looking to hire a “Emergency Preparedness Specialist Familiar With DHS Directives”.
The question for you and I is, “Why?”
In today’s present world of zero interest rate policies (ZIRP), ‘savers’ are penalized (not rewarded) for saving their money (in the traditional sense of earning some interest in a bank).
Additionally, and for those who have been paying attention, the reason that we are seeing zero interest rates is directly related to the underlying problems which nearly caused the end of the financial world as we knew it (back in 2008) and they have NOT been fixed. In fact, they are worse than ever before…