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    Warning. We may be days away from a bank run

    This is pretty scary:


    America is just a few days away from a possible day of reckoning. I again call attention to this day, August 25, when the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation issues its 2nd Quarter report for 2009 on the state of health of American banks.

    It has not particularly alarmed Americans that its growth and prosperity have been built upon debt. The American public is a bit desensitized, particularly since the Y2K threat fizzled. We must wait and see how Americans respond to the upcoming FDIC report.

    The following charts tell the story. There are roughly 8400 American banks that set aside a small portion of their profits to aggregately insure bank depositors should their local bank fail. A plethora of bank failures has depleted the FDIC reserve fund from $52.8 billion in 2008 to $13 billion in the 1st Quarter of 2009. (See chart below)

    Rest here: http://www.lewrockwell.com/sardi/sardi116.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post

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    It has not particularly alarmed Americans that its growth and prosperity have been built upon debt. The American public is a bit desensitized, particularly since the Y2K threat fizzled. We must wait and see how Americans respond to the upcoming FDIC report.
    Like really Eric....... you're giving our fellow Americans waaaaay too much credit. These people refuse to think. FDIC - is that a new rap artist? Look, it's only somethin' madeup by the banks. Whatever it is the government will give them some money, and it'll be ok.

    I mean really, like basically, 'they' just print the money. How much can it cost for the ink and paper? Maybe soon there will be an iPhone app that will let us print our own money.

    I usually only read real news, like stuff about Michael Jackson, or 'my' team. People is my favorite magazine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dBrong View Post
    Like really Eric....... you're giving our fellow Americans waaaaay too much credit. These people refuse to think. FDIC - is that a new rap artist? Look, it's only somethin' madeup by the banks. Whatever it is the government will give them some money, and it'll be ok.

    I mean really, like basically, 'they' just print the money. How much can it cost for the ink and paper? Maybe soon there will be an iPhone app that will let us print our own money.

    I usually only read real news, like stuff about Michael Jackson, or 'my' team. People is my favorite magazine.
    You said it, amigo...

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