If you follow this blog you will notice that I link to a lot of current news stories as I believe those are the developments that demonstrate many of the threats people need to prepare for. When Drudgereport.com carries a headline it impacts a lot of other news coverage. With the Dow plummeting 200 points already today and some of the other news out there it seems to be getting worse by the day. What to do? What do I always say? Stock extra food, make sure you have a way to provide water for you and yours, have a backup means of shelter (or two) and if you think things could get dangerous (societal breakdown, police strikes, etc.) plan accordingly.