Greater Depression? Shocking Images Show Horror Of America’s New “Breadlines” – Activist Post


31-03-20 09:59:00,

By Tyler Durden

“It could never happen again…”

A quick Google search shows the horrific scenes from the 1930s as Americans lined up by the thousands for food as The Great Depression struck fast, hard, and deep…

And here is today’s shocking ‘breadlines’ – This video shows hundreds of cars waiting to receive food from the Greater Community Food Bank in Duquesne, near Pittsburgh…

Hundreds of cars wait to receive food from the Greater Community Food Bank in Duquesne. Collection begins at noon. @PghFoodBank @PittsburghPG

— Andrew Rush (@andrewrush) March 30, 2020

The last two food bank giveaways drew massive crowds and caused major delays on Route 837. When they had one at Kennywood last week, it drew over 800 cars and backed up for miles.

How did America go from “greatest economy ever” to “Greater Depression” so fast?

And don’t forget, we just had the biggest spike in joblessness… ever…

Article source: ZeroHedge

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The Greatest Depression


28-03-20 12:27:00,

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Suicides from depression will be ‘FAR GREATER’ than coronavirus deaths unless America reopens for business ‘soon’ – Trump


24-03-20 09:05:00,

Social distancing rules may be relaxed sometime ‘soon’ to prevent “tremendous death” from economic and social depression that could end up worse than the coronavirus itself, President Donald Trump said.

“People get tremendous anxiety and depression and you have suicide over things like this, when you have a terrible economy, you have death,” Trump said Monday at the White House daily press briefing, adding it would “definitely be in far greater numbers than we’re talking about with regard to the virus.”

President Trump on economy: “We can’t turn that off and think it’s going to be wonderful. There’ll be tremendous repercussions. There will be tremendous death…probably more death from that than anything that we’re talking about with respect to the virus.”

— CSPAN (@cspan) March 23, 2020

“The hardship will end, it will end very soon, normal life will return,” Trump said, praising the sacrifices made by Americans so far as necessary measures that are “saving lives.”

Our country was not built to be shut down.

Trump would not say exactly when the “social distancing” protocols will be relaxed, but noted that the US still has a week to go in the 15-day challenge to slow the spread of the virus.

“This was a medical problem, we’re not going to let it turn into a long-lasting financial problem,” he added, urging Congress to pass the $2 trillion stimulus bill urgently and without partisan politicking, as workers and employees across the US were hurting from lockdowns and quarantines.

Earlier on Monday, Democrats had blocked the Senate Republican proposal to give Americans cash payments for the second time in two days, saying it gave too much to corporations and insisting on their own expansive package of measures going far beyond the health emergency.

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Trump said the administration’s thinking had evolved due to receiving better numbers on the mortality rate from Covid-19, which was initially thought to be at five percent, but now seems to be much lower,

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Wirtschaftsfaktor Depression


02-03-19 09:26:00,

Dank alljährlich von den Kassen erstatteter 677 Millionen Schmerzmittel-Tagesdosen (rezeptfreie nicht mitgezählt) (1) gelingt uns die Abschaltung jedes körperlichen Alltagsschmerzes ganz vortrefflich. Aber dank unseres freien Zugriffs auf dieses beträchtliche Arsenal an Betäubungsmitteln haben wir nicht nur verlernt, auf unsere Körper zu hören, wir haben auch verlernt, mit Widerständen umzugehen und Krisen zu meistern.

Genau dies verursacht uns früher oder später ausgesprochen sonderbare, unerklärliche psychische Schmerzen, die wir Kummer nennen könnten, aber bevorzugt Depressionen nennen, weil man mit Kummer nicht so viel verdient. Nur wer sich klarmacht, was er selbst eigentlich meint, wenn er „Probleme“ und „Kummer“ hat, ist halbwegs gefeit gegen die allgegenwärtigen Auftritte der Stimmungsaufheller-Kanonen von Free-TV-Werbeblock bis Arztpraxis. Der folgende Text ist ein Auszug aus Sven Böttchers Buch „Rette sich, wer kann!“ ergänzt um einen antidepressiven Surf-Hinweis.

Habe ich Probleme? Natürlich. Hatte ich je keine Probleme? Ja. Am 6. September 1997 zwischen 10 und 10.30 Uhr. Aber um 10.31 Uhr fiel mir dann auf, dass mein vollkommenes, problemloses Glück so gar nicht bleiben würde, nicht bleiben konnte, schon deshalb, weil die Welt sich weiterdreht, und als mir auffiel, dass es aus meinem temporären Zustand des vollkommenen, problemlosen Glücks nur noch abwärts gehen konnte, hatte ich sofort ein echtes Problem, nämlich Zukunftssorgen und haufenweise Fragen auf dem Tisch:

Was musste, konnte, sollte ich tun, um alle gefährlichen Veränderungen dieses Zustands abzuwehren? Wie konnte ich dafür sorgen, dass meine temporär so wunderbar glückliche Tochter auch am nächsten Tag noch glücklich wäre? (Der Klassenmobber würde sich doch garantiert von seiner Grippe erholen, und was dann?) Wie konnte ich sicherstellen, dass niemand mir den Arbeitsplatz an der Sonne am nächsten Tag streitig machen würde? (Den Job wollten doch alle – und alle waren Raubtiere!) Und schon hatte ich wieder echte Probleme.

Gibt es irgendeinen Menschen, der keine hat? Angelina Jolie hat Probleme. Jeff Bezos hat Probleme, sogar der mächtigste Mann der Welt hat welche, offensichtlich. Es gibt gut aussehende, körperlich kerngesunde Millionenerben mit netter Frau und, selbstgewünscht, ohne Lasten und ohne Verantwortung für irgendwas, die derartige Probleme mit sich oder sonst etwas haben, sodass sie ihr ganzes Leben lang zwischen Flaschenhals und Suizid wohnen. Wer bettelarm ist, hat mehr Probleme, andere, echtere, fraglos. Aber niemand hat keine Probleme. Jeder: von Gesundheit bis Kontostand,

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The Great Depression II

The Great Depression II

17-10-18 08:01:00,

Authored by Jeff Thomas via,

Whenever a movie has been a huge hit, the film industry tries to follow it up by doing a sequel. The sequel is almost invariably far more costly, as there’s the anticipation by those who create it that it will be an even bigger blockbuster than the original.

The Great Depression of the 1930’s is seen by most people to be the be-all and end-all of economic catastrophes and there’s good reason for that. Although the economic cycle has always existed, the period leading up to October 1929 was unusual, as those in the financial sector had become unusually creative.

Brokers encouraged people to buy into the stock market as heavily as they could afford to. When that business began to level off, they encouraged people to buy on margin. The idea was that the buyer would only put up a fraction of the money for the purchase and the broker would “guarantee” full payment to the seller. As a condition to the agreement, the buyer would have to relinquish to the broker the right to sell his stock at any point that he wished, should he feel the need to do so to get himself off the hook in the event of a significant economic change.

Both the buyer and the broker were buying stocks with money that neither one had. But the broker entered into the gamble so that he could charge commissions, which he would be paid immediately. The buyer entered into the gamble, as he had been promised by the broker that stocks were “going to the moon” and that he’d become rich.

Banks got into the game, as well. At one time, banks took money on deposit, then lent that money out at interest. They would always retain a percentage of the deposited money within the bank to assure that they could meet whatever the normal demand for withdrawals might be. But, eventually, bankers figured out that, if they were prepared to gamble, they could lend out far more money – many times the amount that they had received on deposit. As long as very few loans turned bad, they would eventually get the money back,

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