First off I really want to say that this thread is not intended whatsoever to talk about Michael Ruppert or the movie Collapse.
Now that that was out of the way I just want to give some context as to how this got started. I've been following the Collapse Facebook page as it has been a wealth of information. There are over 5000 fans now and many post great links and commentary on economic, environmental and political news.
At one point someone mentioned The Crash Course Then this fella, Joshua, posted the following