Signs That The Elite Are Feverishly Preparing For Something BIG

Michael Snyder
Activist Post

What in the world are the elite up to?  In recent days, we have learned that the New York Fed is moving a lot of operations to Chicago because of concerns about what a “natural disaster” could do, the federal government is buying 62 million rounds of ammunition commonly used in AR-15 semi-automatic rifles for “training” purposes, and NORAD is moving back into Cheyenne Mountain because it is “EMP-hardened”.  In addition, government authorities have scheduled a whole host of unusual “training exercises” all over the nation.

So are the elite doing all of this in order to prepare for something really BIG, or should we just chalk up all of this strange activity to rampant government paranoia?

First, let’s talk about what the New York Fed has been doing.  What kind of natural disaster would be bad enough to completely shut down the operations of the New York Federal Reserve Bank?  It would have to be something very unusual, and apparently the New York Fed is very concerned that such an event could happen.  According to Reuters, the New York Fed has been transferring personnel to Chicago and building up its satellite office there just in case a “natural disaster” makes it impossible for normal operations to continue in New York…

The New York branch of the U.S. Federal Reserve, wary that a natural disaster or other eventuality could shut down its market operations as it approaches an interest rate hike, has added staff and bulked up its satellite office in Chicago.

Some market technicians have transferred from New York and others were hired at the office housed in the Chicago Fed, according to several people familiar with the build-out that began about two years ago, after Hurricane Sandy struck Manhattan.

Officials believe the Chicago staffers can now handle all of the market operations that are done daily out of the New York Fed, which is the U.S. central bank’s main conduit to Wall Street.

This seems very odd.

In all of U.S. history, there has never been a natural disaster in New York City that would have been bad enough to totally shut down the operations of the New York Fed for an extended period of time.

So why are they so concerned?

Well, I can think of one event that could cause such a disruption…

An east coast tsunami.

This is something that I wrote about in this article.  But other than that, it is hard to imagine a natural disaster which could shut down the New York Fed for an extended period of time.

Another very odd thing that we learned about this week is an absolutely massive purchase by the government of ammunition that is commonly used in AR-15 semi-automatic rifles.  The following comes from an article by Paul Joseph Watson

The Department of Homeland Security is set to purchase over 62 million rounds of ammo typically used in AR-15 semi-automatic rifles, just weeks after the ATF was forced to back down on a ban on M855 bullets.

A posting on this week reveals that the DHS is looking to contract with a company to provide 12.6 million rounds of .223 Remington ammunition per year for a period of five years – totaling 62.5 million bullets.

The solicitation explains that the purchase is intended, “to achieve price savings over the current .223 Rem duty ammunition.” The bullets will be used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents nationwide for “training” purposes.

Why in the world would U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents nationwide need such a massive amount of ammunition for “training” purposes?

That seems very odd.

Something else that seems very strange is the fact that NORAD is moving back into Cheyenne mountain after all these years…

It shut down nearly ten years ago as the threat from Russia seemed to subside, but this week the Pentagon announced that Cheyenne Mountain will once again be home to the most advanced tracking and communications equipment in the United States military.

The shift to the Cheyenne Mountain base in Colorado is designed to safeguard the command’s sensitive sensors and servers from a potential electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack, military officers said.

The Pentagon last week announced a $700 million contract with Raytheon Corporation to oversee the work for North American Aerospace Command (NORAD) and US Northern Command.

Admiral William Gortney, head of NORAD and Northern Command, said that ‘because of the very nature of the way that Cheyenne Mountain’s built, it’s EMP-hardened.’

So the U.S. military is concerned about an EMP attack all of a sudden?

Have they been reading The Economic Collapse Blog?

Spending 700 million dollars to move back inside a mountain just because it is “EMP-hardened” is a pretty big deal.

Do they know something that we don’t?

On top of everything else, we have been seeing lots of strange “training exercises” being scheduled all over the nation recently.

For example, the following is from a news story about one being held in Iowa

This week you may notice extra emergency vehicles and public safety officers running around in tactical gear, Hazmat suits, and bomb suits. It’s a part of a statewide drill Des Moines is hosting Tuesday and Wednesday to prepare emergency personnel for dealing with weapons of mass destruction.

Brian O’Keefe with the Des Moines Fire Department said emergency officials in Iowa need to be prepared for anything.

“You know we’re number one seed producer with corn and soy, chicken embryo development, middle of the country heartland. So I’m sure all states access it. But we’re a target like any other large community,” said O’Keefe.

And here is an excerpt form a news story about an exercise known as “Northern Exposure” that is being held in Michigan

The National Guard event is called Northern Exposure, which is taking place across Michigan during the month of June, he said. According to the Michigan National Guard website, Northern Exposure is “a major exercise in Michigan where the military provides defense support to civilian authorities.”

In addition, the U.S. military will be conducting some “unusual” training activity out in Arizona and California

If you see some unusual helicopters overhead in the next couple of days, there’s nothing to worry about.

The I Marine Expeditionary Force G-7 will be conducting a Realistic Military Training this week, using the Prescott Municipal Airfield as a helicopter refueling point in order to facilitate a Long Range Raid at Camp Navajo, Arizona.

This Certification Exercise (CERTEX) is directed to be conducted from April 8-21, 2015 at various training locations throughout California and Arizona. The training at Prescott will take place on April 15, 16.

All of this is in addition to the exercise that people have really been buzzing about.  It is called “Jade Helm”, and in this particular “unconventional warfare exercise”, the states of Texas and Utah will be designated as “hostile territory”

“Jade Helm is a challenging eight-week joint military and Interagency (IA) Unconventional Warfare (UW) exercise conducted throughout Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado,” according to an unclassified military document announcing the training drill, which runs from July 15 through September 15.

Multiple branches of the US military, including Green Berets, Navy Seals, and the 82nd Airborne Division, will participate in the 8-week long exercise, which may result in “increased aircraft in the area at night.”

Troops will be tasked with honing advanced skills in “large areas of undeveloped land with low population densities,” and will work alongside “civilians to gain their trust and an understanding of the issues.”

The exercise, in which some participants will be “wearing civilian clothes and driving civilian vehicles,” lists Texas and Utah as “hostile” territory.

Should we be alarmed by these exercises?

Some people sure think so.

Another thing that has people scratching their heads are the weird closures of Wal-Mart stores all over the nation for supposed “plumbing problems”…

Not just one, but five Walmart stores across the U.S. are closing their doors due to plumbing problems that, in some cases, will take four to six months to repair.

Those closing include locations in Livingston and Midland, Texas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and near Los Angeles.

For the Brandon Walmart, I talked to Hillsborough County and Walmart to get answers about why these plumbing repairs will take so long and whether the issues are connected, but local customers are already skeptical.

“Why is it just plumbing problems? It’s gonna take them six months to fix up the store?” asked customer John Mambrl.

Yes, is it really going to take them six months to fix the toilets?

Either someone at Wal-Mart is extremely incompetent, or there is something fishy going on here.

In the end, perhaps there is nothing to any of this.

Perhaps all of these examples are just unrelated coincidences.

But then again, perhaps not.

What do you think?  Please feel free to add to the discussion by posting a comment below…

This article first appeared here at The American Dream.  Michael Snyder is a writer, speaker and activist who writes and edits his own blogs The American Dream and Economic Collapse Blog. Follow him on Twitter here.

  • deepdyvr

    I guess they let the Clinton’s into these Walmart stores. Sounds like they used the washrooms.

  • jhnjul

    The central planners know they have to take the next major false flag to another level?

    • William Burke

      The jig’s up if they don’t go for broke. They’re starting to get very sloppy, which is a sign of desperation.

      • Average Joe American

        That’s one interpretation. Another is that they feel they’ve now prepared sufficiently and that there’s nothing effective we can do about it. Yet another is that they’ve assessed the general public’s level of stupidity, gullibility, and apathy (through years of false flags and transparent cover ups) and determined that they have far less need of caution than they’d originally supposed.

        Widespread outrage over the lies told us regarding the Kennedy and King assassinations, the Viet Nam War, Watergate, Iran-gate and Contra-gate had the PTB thinking we were still aware or cared what they were up to. What they failed to properly gauge was the (intentional) cumulative impact of dumbed-down education and media, vastly increased use of mind-altering prescription drugs at all ages, and nutritional alteration of and depletion within our food supply resulting in a broad-spectrum diminishing of physical and mental faculties throughout American society.

        Now, I suspect, they know.

        • William Burke

          How could they “failed to properly gauge” that which they themselves put into action?

          • Average Joe American

            Sure they know what-all they put into the toxic brew, they just couldn’t know how long the process would take, or what synergistic effects might take place along the way. Now, I think, they believe the population as a whole has reached the necessary saturation point…there aren’t enough aware dissenters left to effectively oppose them. They think.

          • William Burke

            O ye of little faith! The fight isn’t over as long as they can continue to poison us, but despite all their efforts, awareness of what they are doing is growing. Not by leaps and bounds, but it’s growing by little hops.

            Now the battle is ours to lose, which is a distinct improvement upon the former state of affairs – which was that it was theirs to lose.

          • Average Joe American

            Obviously we’re somewhat on the same page, in that I make it quite clear where I’m coming from, and I think I know where you’re coming from…occasionally. (Except that handle, you really didn’t name yourself after a 19th century grave robber and suffocation murderer, did you? The man’s name was adopted as a verb, meaning to quietly suppress. Is that your function here?)

            Your last paragraph/sentence obfuscates the points. How is it better that it be our battle to lose than it be Theirs to lose? Are you quietly suppressing understanding in this thread, perhaps in other threads as well?

            Me “of little faith,” William? I keep my faith in several places, so there is a lot of it, not just a “little.” And I’ve ammo for all my faith.

            As for general awareness growing in little hops, forget it. Anyone who didn’t get the big picture after the repeal of Glass-Steagall and the legalization of monopolistic mainstream media ownership, OKC and 9/11, the current vaccine, neuro-drug, Common Core push, militarization of our local police forces, our nation’s current Wars to End All Peace Into Perpetuity, corporate ownership of all food production from seeds on up…all the rest of it?

            They can hop, Burke, from knowledge point to knowledge point (fed to them in pellet form by their beloved MSM). But if they don’t get the big picture they’ll run like scared rabbits when the shooting starts, without a clue as to what’s going on. Trust me, most don’t get the big picture.

          • William Burke

            (Through clenched teeth) It’s. My. Real. Name.
            Or, I could be named after the 18th-century English pamphleteer. What’s it to you?

  • Matej

    BS is on the walk again. I wander what will they try to sell us this time?

  • timwebb1000 .

    I think it is fairly certain that because of “communications glitches” and “overreaction by certain federal agents”, these drills will suddenly go live, and a lot of names will disappear from the internet.
    Incidentally, five years’ purchase of ammo at 12.6 million rounds per year adds up to 63 million total, not 62.5 million.
    Have PJW and Alex been given the missing rounds for “services rendered?”

  • Warry

    There’s a possibility that the Puerto Rico man who was picked up by aliens who told him that there would be an incoming meteor landing near his location in September which would cause a huge east coast tsunami and the splitting of America up the Madrid Fault line, might be the reason for all this activity. I watched his relay of his experience on youtube and he sure looks believable – he’s not lying. On top of that, military men from the top have vetted his authenticity. An event like this could be used to reconfigure world power structures…looks like the elite might be planning to use this devastating catastrophe to finally establish one world government.

    • et Setera

      maybe he was an actor, set up to provide a cover story, for control system HAARP event? Sounds like an interesting vid, though – will try and find it.

  • 30 Lipless Owls

    Some really unusual things are going on for sure. It could be an actual preparation for some expected event they are keeping quiet about. Or it could be a simple manipulation of resources in order to maintain tension among the masses because we are much easier to control with fear. Either way, it is apparent that our government has nothing but disdain for the people who pay their way, and like a rampant virus is in danger of killing it’s only host.

  • et Setera

    Maybe someone at Walmart is extremely incontinent? Sorry, just had to get that in! Seriously, you are absolutely right to sound the alarm, on behalf of your long-suffering ordinary citizens. It sounds like the bastards are well and truly up to something big, trouble for them is that you can guess what their hidden head is up to, by the manoeuvring of their enormous ugly backside. Time to give it a collective good kicking!

  • JerryRikkt

    April 20, 2015: US Corporate government goes bankrupt on April 17th, refuses to acknowledge

    The UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CORPORATION based in the Washington D.C. extra-territorial enclave inside the Republic of the United States of America failed to make a payment on March 31st and was given until April 17th to come up with the goods but was unable to, according to Chinese government and CIA sources. For that reason the US corporate government has gone bankrupt, the sources say. However, the folk in Washington do not plan to go quietly and are still fighting to survive.

    This can be confirmed in the corporate propaganda and government news wires around the world in reports about the Washington IMF/World Bank meetings that ran from April 16-18. The news reports to the general public do not mention the word bankruptcy but rather say things like 19 out of the 20 so-called G20 countries are angry that the US will not give up its veto over the World Bank and IMF. In other words the US government has been publicly repudiated by leaders of 19 out of the 20 top economies.

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