I get the feeling that the politicians are desperately trying to play musical chairs, hoping that the collapse occurs on the other side of the Atlantic first. History being a perverse little bitch, this naturally tends to suggest that it is going to start in Asia.
Still no long distance travel for me until after Christmas, and then, maybe an extension of my paranoia. China is in huge financial trouble at the moment. That is a flaming nun filled school bus of death. Once they go, the idea of civil unrest will have the bar raised. China is a land being controlled today by the same Mandarins that have been in power for over a 1000 years, only now in a different form. That country is barely held together by a mix of radical prosperity and disparity of living standards, abject fear, and military might.
Interesting times indeed.