Related to this post: http://www.survivalmonkey.com/threads/ca-rationing-gas.35166/ I started thinking: "What indicator will it be? How will we know that the rollercoaster has gone over the top with enough inertia to take us to the bottom?" Or, another thought...."At what point will the sheeple pull their heads out of the sand and say "enough" and hit the streets? There has to be a point at which the lazy dog laying on the nail sticking out of the porch can't take the pain anymore gets up to lay somewhere else. So, what is the recipe for disaster? What is necessary for balloon to pop? Right now, we have gas in one locale rising rapidly. Although it is supposed to be short-lived, what if it continues to climb and hits $6/gallon and spreads to more locales? This will set off a chain reaction in prices everywhere increasing. We've just had a 3rd round of counterfeiting done by the fed--will our creditors allow a 4th? We have high unemployment--but, no one knows exactly what the numbers are because there are different numbers being reported by different groups. 95% of our GDP is debt...what happens when it hits 100%? Will this do it? Interest rates are low; taxes are going to be going higher (Taxmageddon). If people start bartering, that's going to be less taxes for the pigs in DC, which may in turn cause further tax increases (France and Spain have just announced this) When will the straw break? And I'm not talking about curve balls here (e.g., election causes rioting because it's close and the SC determines Romney the winner). It seems like the govt. spends more time coming up with ways to get more taxes than trying to find ways to cut spending.