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U.S.  Timeline  –  The  Looming  Future?

Ancient Times - 3500 B.C.E to 1490

up to 1800    •    1801-1900    •    1901-1930    •    1931-1950    •    1951-1968

•   1969-2000    •    2001-2010    •    2011-2016   •

The Emperor Trump Era    •    RECENT EVENTS

While the Democratic Party won many additional seats in Congress in the 2008 election, in addition to the White House and several governorships, the Bad Guys have not been shut down. The Federalists and neo-cons and war‑profiteers left a horrendous fiscal and political mess for Barack Obama and other Democrats to clean up, and the Republicans are already conspiring behind closed doors to further destroy democracy and the middle class and the U.S. Constitution, and to rape & pillage the Commonwealth. Hope is very nice, but the Present still gives us all a Looming Future of struggle and rancor and anti-Reason.

When George Dubya took office as President in January 2001, the United States
had a budget surplus and the National Debt stood at $5,727,776,738,304.64.
Mismanagement of government spending by the Bush administration increased that
official debt to $10,626,877,048,913.08 as-of 20 January 2009, an increase of 51.5%.

At the end of Bush 43's administration, the full Republican National Debt of TWENTY-FIVE TRILLION dollars breaks down as follows: 12 trillion dollars of official debt, 5 trillion dollars of subprime mortgage paper (owned by collapsed Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac), 3 trillion dollars of deferred infrastructure maintenance, one trillion dollars for bringing the troops home from Iraq, 2 trillion dollars of Wall Street bailout money, one trillion of Detroit automaker bailout money, and another trillion for contingencies.
George Dubya Bush ran up more debt than any other human being
in the history of Mankind.

The current official National Debt is now
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2013/2014 Elections Page at Working Minds website

Working Minds Essay #108: Civilization Is Imploding [July 2015]

2015/2016 Elections Page at Working Minds website

Obama and his team had a very tough road ahead of them, and the relentless media and amoral political
money machine of the Oligarchs and fascists and the Republican Party carried the day in November 2016,
which has caused the end of democracy in America.

CLIMATE
global warming / climate change / species extinction

Earth's Biosphere Page at Working Minds website
Books on the Subject of Earth's Biosphere
Movies on the Subject of Earth's Biosphere, Climate Change, and the Water Crisis

Working Minds essay #60 "Climate & Politics" [June 2006]
Working Minds essay #66 "Cooling The Planet" [December 2006]

WATER
pollution / drought / The Water Cartel

“Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.”
— W.H. Auden [1907-1973]

Earth's Biosphere Page at Working Minds website
Books on the Subject of The Water Crisis
Movies on the Subject of the Water Crisis

Water Heritage Trust [est. 1985]

FASCISM and The OLIGARCHY
The Media Cartel / The Energy Cartel / The Water Cartel
Big Oil / Big Media / Big Pharma / Agribusiness

Working Minds 'Corporations vs. America' Page
Books on the Subject of 'Corporations vs. America'
Working Minds Business & Economic Monopolies Page
Working Minds Philosophy's Barbarians & Fascists Page

Working Minds essay #42 "The Oligarchy" [April 2004]

HEALTHCARE
Big Pharma

Working Minds / Things To Worry About / Health Care Issues Page
Books on the Subject of Health Care
Movies on the Subject of Health & Health Care

WAR & PEACE

Working Minds / Things To Worry About / War & Peace Page
Books on the Subject of War & Peace

DIRE  CONSEQUENCES ?

Short History of Progress book by Ronald Wright  "A Short History of Progress" bestseller [2004]
by Ronald Wright

Kindle Edition from Da Capo Press [2004 edition] for $9.99
Da Capo Press 8x5½ pb [3/2004] for $13.15
Canongate Books Ltd. 8½x5½ hardcover [3/2005] out of print/used
2045 dystopian novel by Peter Seidel  "2045: A Story of Our Future" [2009] by Peter Seidel
A dystopian novel describing what life will be like when eight dominant mega-companies
rule every aspect of the planet - commerce, politics, and even the internet.

Kindle Edition from Prometheus Books [3/2009] for $10.31
Prometheus Books 9x6 pb [3/2009] for $15.00
Collapse interview of Michael Ruppert by Chris Smith  "Collapse" documentary feature [Bluemark/Vitagraph Nov 2009]
Author & blogger Ruppert's warning about the 2008 economic collapse happened
as he predicted; he is now warning of a systemic & societal breakdown that may
interrupt the food chain for humans.
Co-produced & directed by Chris Smith; based
on interviews and Michael Ruppert's book
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • movie entry at Wikipedia
M.P.I. Home Video widescreen color DVD [6/2010] for $12.12
Confronting Collapse book by Michael Ruppert  
"Confronting Collapse: The Crisis of Energy and Money In a Post-Peak-Oil
World" [2009] by Michael Ruppert, Foreword by Colin Campbell, PhD

Kindle Edition from Chelsea Green Publng [12/2009] for $9.75
Chelsea Green Publng 8¼x5¼ pb [12/2009] for $10.74
Sic Semper Tyrannis dystopian novel by Seamus Branaugh  "Sic Semper Tyrannis: A Novel of Liberty and The American Future" [2010]
by Seamus Branaugh

Set in the early XXIIIrd Century; after the collapse of the U.S. federal government, walled city-state fiefdoms survive and compete, with vast lawless wastelands between them; one Florida CEO is unjustly banished and survives by teaching people to read, while forming them into 'companies' that are soon ready to attack Tampa.
Kindle Edition from Silver Lake Publng [8/2010] for $5.99
Silver Lake Publng 9¼x6½ hardcover [5/2010] for $15.56

The Reckoning dystopian novel by Seamus Branaugh  "The Reckoning: A Novel of The End of The United States" [2011]
by Seamus Branaugh

Described as the prequel to "Sic Semper Tyrannis", this book relates the bankruptcy and collapse of the U.S. federal government from four different perspectives: the President of the U.S.A., the heir of a Florida banking fortune, a Wall Street currency trader, and the head of a small California-based technology firm.
Kindle Edition from Silver Lake Publng [6/2011] for $2.99 {sic}
Silver Lake Publng 9x6 pb [9/2012] for $13.57
Surviving Progress documentary  "Surviving Progress" documentary [Canada 2011, USA 2012]
'Inspired by' Ronald Wright's bestselling "A Short History of Progress"; shows how past civilizations were destroyed by 'progress traps' - alluring technologies and belief systems that serve immediate needs, but ransom the future - and how civilization on Planet Earth may be approaching a similar fate. Written & directed by Mathieu Roy & Harold Crooks; featuring Stephen W. Hawking, Jane Goodall, Margaret Atwood, David Suzuki, J. Craig Venter & Ronald Wright
First Run Features widescreen color DVD [9/2012] for $18.28
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • watch official trailer [2:02] at YouTube
'Lights Out: How It All Ends' in Kindle format from Scientific American Magazine   "Lights Out: How It All Ends" for Kindle [2012]
The editors of Scientific American look at several 'end of the world' scenarios – or at least, things that could make human life really difficult . . .
235-page Kindle Edition from Scientific American Magazine [12/2012] for $4.99

Ancient Times - 3500 B.C.E to 1490

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