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A Financial Vesuvius is Erupting

Great Depression Online
Long Beach, CA
September 15, 2009

Inside This Issue You Will Discover…

*** An Occurrence on an August Day
*** Ignoring the Warning Signs
*** A Financial Vesuvius is Erupting
*** And More

“Injustice, swift, erect, and unconfin’d,
Sweeps the wide earth, and tramples o’er mankind”
– Homer, The Iliad

An Occurrence on an August Day

Everything was just the way it was supposed to be in Pompeii on August 24, 79 A.D.  The gods had bestowed wealth and abundance upon the inhabitants of this Roman trading town. 

Residents of Pompeii lived in large homes with elegant courtyard gardens and all the modern conveniences.  Rooms were heated by hot air flowing through cavity walls and spaces under the floors.  Running water was provided to the city from a great reservoir and distributed through underground pipelines to houses and public buildings.

Fresh fish from the Bay of Naples were readily available in the Macellum (great food market) and many cauponae (small restaurants).  Entertainment was on hand at the large amphitheatre.

Life was agreeable, affable, and idyllic for all. 

~~~~~~Emergency Report~~~~~~

How to Survive and Thrive in the Global Depression.  Inside this revised and updated Emergency Report, bestselling author James Dale Davidson explains how we got into this mess, what will likely happen next, and how to survive and thrive in the global depression.  Your financial security and the financial security of your family are uncertain.  That’s why you need this critical research report now:

How to Survive and Thrive in the Global Depression 


By 79 A.D. Pompeii had experienced nearly uninterrupted advancement from its founding almost 700 years earlier.  That this would ever change was unthinkable.  On the morning of August 24th, whom but a doomsayer would question that there would not be another 700 years of progress?

Yet just then, when things couldn’t have seemed more certain, Mount Vesuvius blew.

Nineteen hours later, where there had been life and a thriving civilization…there was silence for the next 1,669 years.

Ignoring the Warning Signs

Viewing events through the lens of hindsight and history is unfair to its participants.  Their missteps are too obvious, their vanities are too abundant, and their inferiorities too absurd.  They appear to be mere imbeciles on parade.

Was George Armstrong Custer really just an arrogant Lieutenant Colonel who led his men to massacre at Little Bighorn?  Maybe.  Especially when Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, and numbers over three times his cavalry appeared across the river.

Were George Donner and his brother Jacob naïve fools when they led their traveling party into the Sierra Nevada in late fall?  Perhaps.  Particularly when they resorted to munching on each other to survive the raging blizzard.

Still they were human just like we are human…no smarter, no dumber.  We’re not here to ridicule them; but rather, to learn from them.

In the case of Pompeii, the warning signs were evident.  Seventeen years before Mount Vesuvius erupted there was a massive earthquake that damaged many of the structures within the city.  Then, leading up to 79 A.D., frequent, but smaller, quakes occurred…soon no one seemed to pay them any concern.

Unfortunately, ignoring these warnings proved fatal.  Coincidentally, or perhaps not, one day after the Vulcanalia – the festival of the Roman god of fire – Mount Vesuvius erupted.  A cloud of gas and ash spewed down on Pompeii, instantly killing its inhabitants and burying the city under 60 feet of ash and pumice.

“You could hear women lamenting, children crying, men shouting,” was the account by Pliny the Younger, 61 A.D – 112 A.D.  “There were some so afraid of death that they prayed for death.  Many raised their hands to the gods, and even more believed that there were no gods any longer and that this was one unending night for the world.”

A Financial Vesuvius is Erupting

“When Mount Vesuvius started rumbling in A.D. 79, it was time to get out of Pompeii,” says bestselling author James Dale Davidson in the Emergency Report, How to Survive and Thrive in the Global Depression.

“Sure, there were those who said it would all blow over.  As it turned out, they were wrong.  The volcano erupted and buried the whole city under lava and ash.

“Now a financial Vesuvius is erupting,” warns Davidson.

Sure the economy seems to be recovering as of late…the stock market certainly has.  The nation’s top economists are declaring that the crisis has been averted.

Yet, in Davidson’s words, “this is not a crisis…it’s a collapse.”

Who’s right?  Of course it’s too early to tell.  Still, the warning signs, if you heed them, are evident and abundant.  In fact, they’re so much so, historians will be left wondering how we missed them.  Perhaps now’s the time to get out of Pompeii.

Let Davidson show you how


M.N. Gordon
Great Depression Online

P.S.  Awhile back, through a special arrangement with the publisher, we provided GDO readers access to this Emergency Report.  Many of our readers thanked us for the critical information they discovered.  And now, if you missed it, you have the opportunity to obtain a revised and updated copy.  With all that’s going on in your busy life, if there’s one bit of information you must have it is this.  So please take a moment to read the Emergency Report, How to Survive and Thrive in the Global Depression.  Your life will be better for it.  What’s more, it’s free. 

Access it here.


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