Friday, November 30, 2012

Assange: Entire Nations Intercepted Online, Key Turned to Totalitarian Rule


READ FULL SCRIPT of Julian Assange's interview at http://on.rt.com/hsgbxd

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says all the necessary physical infrastructure for absolute totalitarianism through the internet is ready. He told RT that the question now is whether the turnkey process that already started will go all the way.
  • 'intercepting entire nations, not individuals'
  • 'it is cheaper to intercept every individual rather that it is to pick particular people to spy upon'
  • 'Google knows, it remembers'
  • 'by updating Facebook profiles, we are informing on our friends'
  • 'all the infrastructure has been built for absolute totalitarianism'
  • 'That's an undreamt of spy database'
  • 'mass state surveillance is out there invisible and trying to cause society a large harm'
  • 'WikiLeaks attempts to redress the imbalance of power' 
Related:  Police Can Access Your Email Without A Warrant If It's 180 Days Old
The Internet Just Became a Dangerous Place, as Governments Try to Seize Control

Bad Moon Rising: Number of Natural Disasters


Presented with little comment - except to say, maybe those Mayans were on to something? -- Zero Hedge

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Nuclear Christmas? ('Tis the Season to be Paranoid)


ALERT - Nuclear Christmas ?!?

There are strong confirmations that one or more nuclear weapons, known to have been stolen but kept from the public to "prevent panic," may well be deployed in American cities by extremist elements with probable ties to a foreign intelligence agency.

This scenario was the basis of the television show "Jericho" several years ago. However, this time there are real culprits and real motivations, both the overthrow of the government of the United States and the naming of Iran as a "scapegoat."

The plot has been tracked to groups within the Pentagon, several government agencies and wealthy and powerful extremist backers of Netanyahu and, in particular, the "Gulf Cartel" operating from Mexico that has penetrated nearly all levels of government, law enforcement and the military across the country.

Story: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/11/28/274939/nuclear-christmas-false-flag-i...

Operation Blackjack - The story of a series of false flag nuclear attacks on major western cities and the aftermath.

Full Slide Show (Print)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturepicturegalleries/4220575/Blackjack....

Full Slide Show (Video)
http://youtu.be/Uvd91OU_Jbo

CBS TV Series Jericho (Trailer)
http://youtu.be/dQ48cXCyapo

CBS TV Series Jericho (IMDB)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0805663

My Notes -

Operation Blackjack / Jericho (Notes Part 1)
http://youtu.be/FEPYYDmwH_4

Operation Blackjack / Jericho (Notes Part 2)
http://youtu.be/KuTQdjjerYw

Operation Blackjack / Jericho (Notes Part 3)
http://youtu.be/oQhNn5e_LKg

Operation Blackjack / Jericho (Notes Part 4)
http://youtu.be/H5qaeD4GXAQ

Operation Blackjack / Jericho (Notes Part 5)
http://youtu.be/jlbw9tOncvc

Copyright Information - Jericho Audio Copyright CBS Paramount

Fair Use Applies (Educational / News Reporting)
http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html


The movie is the message?



When the EAS is portrayed in television or movies, it is often wildly inaccurate and unrealistic. One exception to this was in the now canceled television series Jericho. In episode 4, the EAS plays a prominent role, and is seen several times on television and computer screen. However, the viewing audience never hears any audio from it. This is my idea of what is may have sounded like. You may want to watch the episode first because the video has been created to be accurate with it

The video comes in three stages
Stage one: A message broadcast prior to the start of the episode.
Stage two: The audio that would be heard during most of the episode.
Stage three: What may have been broadcast at the end of the episode, also unseen by viewers.

Woodland Blacksmithing




"Stink Master 2000" - Bio Warfare Slingshot


Stink bombs are standard issue items for naughty boys all over the world. These little glass containers are filled with chemicals designed to disgust. They smell so bad that usually, who ever throws them has to run away, too.

Based on an idea from a commenter, The Slingshot Channel adds a new dimension to stink bombs - a specifically designed launcher, what else!

The "Stink Master 2000" is a breech loading pump action slingshot crossbow that can shoot a stink bomb 80 to 100 meters far - well outside of the reach of the smell. It allows the anonymous and stealthy usage of the fearsome objects.

Flying at 90 miles per hour, the stinky projectiles can also be shot with good accuracy... see for yourself.

As a bonus, a new version of the poison injecting arrow is shown. This time, it comes as a tip for full size arrows. See how cherry juice is ejected with tremendous pressure on impact of the heavy arrow!

A "The Slingshot Channel" production.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Beyond Collapse: Surviving and Rebuilding Civilization From Scratch


The following excerpt from Beyond Collapse has been graciously provided by author TJ Miller. You may know TJ by his online persona, Odd Questioner. He has been a long-time friend and contributor to this web site, as well as many other preparedness communities. As his handle suggests, TJ takes a different approach to the ‘problem’ of surviving when the system as we know it falls apart.

Sure, you can stock up food, and guns and thousands of dollars worth of other supplies – but if that’s your entire plan, then you’re going to be in serious trouble, especially if we’re talking about a paradigm shift spanning years or decades.

Supplies eventually run out and Murphy’s law often turns the best laid plans into catastrophe. If you haven’t taken the time to explore all of the possibilities and how you may deal with them as they happen, then in all likelihood you will be, as TJ notes in his book, “as good as dead and/or exploited.”

Beyond Collapse is an extensive guide, covering everything from why we should prepare, how a collapse may happen, what civilization may look like in its aftermath, and what steps you can take to not only prepare ahead of time, but how you’ll survive and thrive during the reconstruction and rebuilding that follow.



Excerpted from Beyond Collapse: Surviving and Rebuilding Civilization From Scratch:
The idea of this book is simple: Get you up to speed on some basic bits to stay alive and rebuild a working society. We want to get you started in gathering needed provisions (and references) to survive a collapse and its immediate aftermath, but then give you a series of resources that you can refer to, in order to help you along after the dust settles. After all, you probably won’t need or be able to use it all immediately. Things in here may be a bit intellectual or crazy at times, and I apologize in advance if it sounds that way. On the other hand, I want to drive the point home, and I want to be as precise and as factual as I can. Most of all, I want this book to do more than just help the individual survive. It takes a community to rebuild civilization, and that community is going to need help and at least some practical guidance.
Unlike most survival/preparation resources, we’re going to assume that civilization will break down completely, and will likely take at least a century or more to return to the level it is now. In such a situation, that electrical generator which too many experts recommend will end up being a glorified lawn ornament (unless of course you feel like making/storing an ocean of fuel and storing a mountain of spare parts…) The idea of having a small backyard garden is a good start, but it’s not going to feed you and your family all by itself. Expensive water filters are a good convenience while things are all chaotic, but eventually the filter elements are going to wear out, and you’re stuck with having to make your own clean water from then on. Solar panels can work for up to and beyond three decades, but the inverter, batteries, and electronics you plug into it probably won’t. Anything that relies on batteries (even rechargeable ones) are guaranteed to be worthless once the battery chemicals wear out, and there are no more to be had. Guns? A good idea for the more chaotic times, but eventually the bullets will run out, leaving you (and everyone else) with, at best, a bunch of clumsy clubs made from steel and wood. Any advice that relies on buying and storing something should only be counted as either temporary, or the (sometimes literal) seeds of renewable items, be it tools, weapons, or wheat. Some items will be vital in spite of their being temporary, but some will help you make a permanent means of living long-term after it all settles down.
We’re going to break it down into some sections, (loosely) based on…
  • Why you should be reading this book (and more importantly, doing something about it)
  • things to do beforehand
  • things to do and expect when the balloon goes up
  • things to do and expect immediately afterward (for up to six months after civilization crashes)
  • things to do short-term (for the first two years)
  • things to do long-term (everything beyond that second year)
  • the distant future (where we get all misty-eyed – or, well, how to really build a new civilization)
  • Recipes for critical items (for all the vital bits that you will want to use)
  • Appendices (Resources: shopping lists, post-collapse scrounging lists, websites to visit and print off, etc)
The good news is, you don’t have to read the whole book right now (and given its size, who would really want to?) You can safely read and absorb the first three or four ‘Books’, and save the rest for later, when you really need it. Definitely read and put into practice the first one, Things To Do Beforehand. The second two, While The Balloon Goes Up and Immediately Afterward, you will want to be familiar enough with so that when things do go ‘splat’ on a global scale, you’ll at least have some idea of what to do. Also make up the scrounging lists.
The others are a bit of far-in-advance ideas and suggestions, which are perfectly suitable for reading by the fireplace, and hammering out with the leadership of whatever new community you build afterwards.
We’re not going to go into ridiculous detail on everything, but I do want to give you at least enough information to have a reasonable chance of survival, and even doing that will be quite a bit in and of itself. I want to give you things to think about, and things to consider, so that you can prepare in advance, and have what you need. More importantly, you won’t have to become an expert in all of these fields, but will be started in the right direction, and when needed will be pointed to resources which will help you stock up your library. The library is going to be rather important because later, when the turmoil has somewhat subsided, you can focus on learning in-depth those things you need to know by then.


A note from author TJ Miller:

The reason I’m giving the book away is two-fold.

First, I want as many people to be aware of what’s coming, and to prepare for it. I don’t need to become a wealthy man in order for that to happen, so I gave it away in addition to having it printed. The second reason has to do with the fact that I really cannot tolerate having vital information being locked behind “digital rights management” and other crap. If it gets passed around, it gets passed around.

The free version can be had here:

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B6e3oH1LuRvzeGZlTHRkeHZQSkk

If you like it, please visit the Amazon link (below) and drop off a word or two about it as a review. Even if you do not buy it, please let me know what you think (either below, or give me a shout in the alt-market.com forums).

I also give you perfect permission to print as many physical copies as you can. After all, electricity and computers rely on civilization to remain functional… but when civilization goes, so will the electricity and computers (well, eventually). So yes, printing this out is a very good idea. However, printing out a 450-some-odd-page book will consume a lot of paper and printer ink, employers will frown on you pushing it through their equipment, and trying to print it off at the local Office store will be pricey.

So, to save you a bit of money and time, I had it published.

You can purchase a cheaper and more useful copy of it that way – I have it up at Amazon:

Beyond Collapse

or if you don’t like to use Amazon for some reason, CreateSpace (my publisher) also sells it:

https://www.createspace.com/4026400

So… why this book and not someone else’s? I actually recommend James Rawles’ How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times, among other books (listed in the back of my own). It is always good to get multiple opinions and analysis on such a subject, because no one person has all the answers. All of us look at this thing from different angles, and bring different benefits to the table.

As for me? Many of you know me on this site by now, but maybe I should add a few words…
I’m very allergic to conspiracies, and they really don’t help you survive what’s coming. There’s going to be plenty enough to do when it all comes down, and I wanted to write something that ordinary folks could put to good use. I prefer to keep a quiet eye on the news, and contrary to what National Geographic may portray, I don’t dance around the woods wearing camouflage or tote an AR-15 in my spare time. I disguise my drills as fun activities that normal folks do, and I keep my prepping to myself. Even close friends and neighbors who do prep do not know the full extent of what I’ve been up to, but as I help them along (and to be honest, as they help me along), we all learn more, do more, and we have a good time doing it.

I do know that prepping is gaining widespread adoption in our society.

62,000+ unique downloads (not counting other sites folks may have hosted it on) tell me there are a lot of people who want to know more, and want to do more. I want to help that happen.

The more of us overall who prepare, the less we will have to worry about on an individual basis once it does go ‘splat. There are going to be enough folks out there who will end up without, and we’re going to need all the help we can get.



Get it in PDF Format (FREE) (442 Pages; 7.25 Megabytes)

Put it in your home library:
Amazon: Beyond Collapse ($18.99) (456 pages)
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Does the Universe Have a Purpose?


Neil deGrasse Tyson was asked by the Templeton Foundation to answer the question "Does the Universe Have a Purpose". Then he read his answer aloud and I drew some pictures for it. --

I'm still going to play Powerball. - c  ;)

Waxing Cheese for Storage


For a while now I have been thinking of preserving whole cheese for long-term storage, even though I have dry cheese powder in my larder. I then found a tried and true method that fascinated me. It's waxing with cheese wax.

Story: http://www.alpharubicon.com/prepinfo/waxcheesestorebunkerbob.htm

Charlie Chaplin - Let Us All Unite!


mp3: http://melodysheep.bandcamp.com/album/remixes-for-the-soul

Charlie Chaplin's 1940 anti-fascist speech from The Great Dictator [full movie], as a song.

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Sources used:
The Great Dictator: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH3zh2XHGVE&hd=1
WWII in HD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqMlo51U_KQ
The Greatest Speech Ever Made: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WibmcsEGLKo

Lyrics:

I'm sorry, but I don't want to be an emperor, that's not my business. I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible - Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another, human beings are like that. In this world there is room for everyone, and the good earth is rich, and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful. But we have lost the way.

Greed has poisoned men's souls
Has barricaded the world with hate
We think too much and feel too little

More than machinery, we need humanity
More than cleverness, we need kindness
Without these qualities life would be violent
And all would be lost

Do not despair
The hate of men will pass
And dictators die
And the power they took from the people
Will return to the people

Let us all unite!
Let us fight for a new world
To do away with greed
Now let us fight to free the world
To fulfill that promise
Let us all unite!

Soldiers, don't give yourselves to brutes
Men who despise you enslave you
Tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel
Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle

Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men
Machine men with machine minds and machine hearts
You are not machines
You are men

You the people have the power
To make this life free and beautiful
Let us use that power
To make this life a wonderful adventure

Let us all unite!
Let us fight for a new world
To do away with greed
Now let us fight to free the world
To fulfill that promise

Let us all unite!
Let us fight for a new world
To do away with greed
A world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness

Do not despair
The hate of men will pass
And dictators die
And the power they took from the people
Will return to the people

Let us all unite!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Family-Scale Permaculture Gardening

Garden plan via John Seymour's must-own book: The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It

I started trying to grow my own food, on a small scale, about 10 years ago. Only this year, did I really begin to see the possibility of growing most of what we need to feed our family. I have learned to garden through a combination of books, experimentation and tips from others. I would like to share some of my education and sources so that others can ramp up to self-sufficiency faster than the time it took me.

Story: http://www.survivalblog.com/2012/11/family-scale-permaculture-gardening-by-tod-p.html
 
Image via Greenimalist: Becoming Self-Sufficient

Monday, November 26, 2012

Gold Will Not Be Confiscated, But Your Guns Will Be


Gold

There was much to be gained by gold confiscation in the 1930s because we were on a gold standard.

Without taking you into complicated explanations, please accept the true fact that gold in the 1930s was the only instrument of QE. It is not now nor will it be again in the future. There may be more to gain by a significant price of gold in the new reserve currency. There is no reason except some sort of fear of revenge to consider confiscation of gold, gold shares or the gold ETFs now. Those that worry so much about this do not really understand what gold was under a gold standard.

Why was energy not confiscated at $145 crude? Why not confiscate Apple at $750? Confiscation is NOT going to occur, nor will the gold bullion or gold share profits be confiscated via punitive taxation. It serves no monetary purpose and just might injure the efforts for a new reserve currency that is sure to come.

Guns

Every governor of every state by law can create and many have created a state defense force. That is not the national guard. As the name implies, it is a state defense force.

It is rumored that these organizations are in the crosshairs of the Administration.

The moment you see these state defense forces under the control of the state governor disbanded, the end has come. The Constitution will no longer exist and the next day I will be writing you from Buckreef in Tanzania.

You are all invited to come with me, but I will not be selling you anything. -- Jim Sinclair

~ ~ ~

The United States reversed policy on Wednesday and said it would back launching talks on a treaty to regulate arms sales as long as the talks operated by consensus, a stance critics said gave every nation a veto.

The decision, announced in a statement released by the U.S. State Department, overturns the position of former President George W. Bush's administration, which had opposed such a treaty on the grounds that national controls were better.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the United States would support the talks as long as the negotiating forum, the so-called Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty, "operates under the rules of consensus decision-making."

"Consensus is needed to ensure the widest possible support for the Treaty and to avoid loopholes in the Treaty that can be exploited by those wishing to export arms irresponsibly," Clinton said in a written statement.

While praising the Obama administration's decision to overturn the Bush-era policy and to proceed with negotiations to regulate conventional arms sales, some groups criticized the U.S. insistence that decisions on the treaty be unanimous.

"The shift in position by the world's biggest arms exporter is a major breakthrough in launching formal negotiations at the United Nations in order to prevent irresponsible arms transfers," Amnesty International and Oxfam International said in a joint statement.

However, they said insisting that decisions on the treaty be made by consensus "could fatally weaken a final deal."

"Governments must resist US demands to give any single state the power to veto the treaty as this could hold the process hostage during the course of negotiations. We call on all governments to reject such a veto clause," said Oxfam International's policy adviser Debbie Hillier.

Story: http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/10/15/us-arms-usa-treaty-idUSTRE59E0Q920091015

'Terminator center' to study threat to humans from artificial intelligence


Center will examine the possibility that there might be a 'Pandora's box' moment with technology

The founders say technologies already have the 'potential to threaten our own existence'

The Center for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) will be co-launched by Lord Rees, one of the world's top cosmologists.

Rees's 2003 book Our Final Century had warned that the destructiveness of humanity meant that the species could wipe itself out by 2100.

The idea that machines might one day take over humanity has featured in many science fiction books and films, including the Terminator, in which Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as a homicidal robot.

In 1965, Irving John ‘Jack’ Good and wrote a paper for New Scientist called Speculations concerning the first ultra-intelligent machine.

Good, a Cambridge-trained mathematician, Bletchley Park cryptographer, pioneering computer scientist and friend of Alan Turing, wrote that in the near future an ultra-intelligent machine would be built.

This machine, he continued, would be the 'last invention' that mankind will ever make, leading to an 'intelligence explosion.'

Story: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2238152/Cambridge-University-open-Terminator-centre-study-threat-humans-artificial-intelligence.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

Saturday, November 24, 2012

ASTEROID WATCH: 2012 DA14 - February 15, 2013


The near earth asteroid 2012 DA14 discovered last year is not going to hit Earth next year, scientists say. Phew. And yet, it will still be coming in way too close for comfort (17,000 miles away--closer than many orbiting satellites), and may hit us the next time around, in 2020, or on another orbit in the more distant future.

Story: http://bigthink.com/re-envision-toyota-blog/asteroid-2012-da14-wont-kill-us-yet-but-ought-to-scare-us-into-action

Discovered by the LaSagra observatory in southern Spain, the small asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass within about 3.5 Earth radii of the Earth's surface on February 15, 2013. Although its size is not well determined, this near-Earth asteroid is thought to be about 45 meters in diameter. Asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass inside the geosynchronous satellite ring, located about 35,800 km above the equator. Its orbit about the sun can bring it no closer to the Earth's surface than 3.2 Earth radii on February 15, 2013. On this date, the asteroid will travel rapidly from the southern evening sky into the northern morning sky with its closest Earth approach occurring about 19:26 UTC when it will achieve a magnitude of less than seven, which is somewhat fainter than naked eye visibility. About 4 minutes after its Earth close approach, there is a good chance it will pass into the Earth's shadow for about 18 minutes or so before reappearing from the eclipse. When traveling rapidly into the northern morning sky, 2012 DA14 will quickly fade in brightness. - NASA





Deadly Asteroid Bounds Towards Earth Out Of The Blue
http://rt.com/news/paint-asteroid-earth-nasa-767/

Lunatic Outpost Thread
http://lunaticoutpost.com/Topic-Doom-from-Space-Feb-2013

Asteroid 2012 DA14 NASA JPL Orbit Diagram
http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2012+DA14;orb=1

ALSO SEE - Asteroid 2012 EG5 Close Call 04/02/2012 - Reports Of 'Meteor' Blazing Across New Zealand Sky 04/02/2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt0XPVu22ow

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Asteroid 2012 DA14_ "Get your affairs in order" 

 2012 DA14 Asteroid close enough that it has a small chance of hitting earth in 11 months - NBC SAYS EXPERTS WARN GET YOUR AFFAIRS IN ORDER.... 

Visualizing The U.S. Electric Grid

The U.S. electric grid is a complex network of independently owned and operated power plants and transmission lines. Aging infrastructure, combined with a rise in domestic electricity consumption, has forced experts to critically examine the status and health of the nation's electrical systems.

Use this interactive map from NPR to learn more about The Grid, Sources of Power, Power Plants, Solar Power and Wind Power across the U.S.

The Federal Reserve Act DOES NOT Expire on Dec. 23, 2012 -- or Ever!

http://www.federalreserve.gov/faqs/is-the-federal-reserve-act-going-to-expire.htm

Simon's Cat in 'Nut Again'


An agile adversary gives Simon's Cat the run around.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Is Obama concerned “insiders” are planning a coup?

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/11/21/presidential-memorandum-national-insider-threat-policy-and-minimum-stand

http://www.dss.mil/about_dss/news/20121116.html

Thursday, November 22, 2012

This year I'm grateful for...



This year I'm grateful for...

Health

A home

3 cats

6 chickens

Love

and...

Spaghetti leftovers

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

My neighbor's house burned to the ground early this morning.


My neighbor's house burned to the ground early this morning.

I awoke at 1:30 A.M. to screams of, "Help! Help!" and "Get out of the house! Get out of the house!" Looking out of my bedroom window, I saw my neighbor's house fully ablaze...

I called 911 and rushed to help...

Fortunately, the parents, their two children and two dogs were able to escape the flaming structure without injury.

I'm posting this to remind everyone to check your smoke detector batteries and fire extinguishers - especially during this holiday season in which lighted decor is employed.

In this case, another neighbor, who was still awake, first noticed the fire and rushed to alert the family, likely saving all of their lives.

In a recent study, conducted by American Survey CO, the causes of house fires across America were as follows:
  • Appliances & Electrical (Stoves, Mircowaves, Toasters, Radiators, Various Heating systems, Small Appliances) - approximately 47% 
  • Gas Leaks - around 5-7% 
  • Open flames (candles, fireplaces) - approximately 32% 
  • Children (there was, and still is, a dramatic decrease in these fires every year) - Around 10% 
  • Spreading of fires from house to house - approximately 3% 
Our local fire department was able to save the neighboring houses, but the one on fire was a total loss within 20 minutes.

Be fire prepared for a safe and happy holiday season.

How to Survive Societal Collapse in Suburbia


How to Survive Societal Collapse in Suburbia 

By Keith O'Brien, New York Times

On a clear morning in May, Ron Douglas left his home in exurban Denver, eased into his Toyota pickup truck and drove to a business meeting at a Starbucks. Douglas, a bearded bear of a man, ordered a venti double-chocolate-chip Frappuccino — “the girliest drink ever,” he called it — and then sat down to discuss the future of the growing survivalist industry.

Many so-called survivalists would take pride in keeping far away from places that sell espresso drinks. But Douglas, a 38-year-old entrepreneur and founder of one of the largest preparedness expos in the country, isn’t your typical prepper.

At that morning’s meeting, a strategy session with two new colleagues, Douglas made it clear that he doesn’t even like the word “survivalist.” He believes the word is ruined, evoking “the nut job who lives out in the mountains by himself on the retreat.” Instead, he prefers “self-reliance.”

When prompted by his colleagues to define the term, Douglas leaned forward in his chair. “I’m glad you asked,” he replied. “Take notes. This is good.”

For the next several minutes, Douglas talked about emergency preparedness, sustainable living and financial security — what he called the three pillars of self-reliance. He detailed the importance of solar panels, gardens, water storage and food stockpiles. People shouldn’t just have 72-hour emergency kits for when the power grid goes down; they should learn how to live on their own. It’s a message that Douglas is trying to move from the fringe to the mainstream.

“Our main goal is to reach as many people and get the word out to as many people as we can, to get them thinking and moving in this direction,” he said. “Sound good?”

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/18/magazine/how-to-survive-societal-collapse-in-suburbia.html?pagewanted=all&_r=5&

Subject most important to American sheeple

h/t: Jim Sinclair

  • HOSTESS JUDGE APPROVES MOTION TO WIND DOWN COMPANY 
  • HOSTESS WINS APPROVAL TO CLOSE AND BEGIN SELLING ASSETS 
  • HOSTESS CEO SAYS MUST TERMINATE 15,000 EMPLOYEES TODAY
Story:  http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-11-21/gregory-rayburn-on-the-dimming-of-twinkies


100,000+ Layoffs Announced Since the Re-election of Obama
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/the-twinkie-that-broke-the-economys-back

How Safe Are America's 2.5 Million Miles of Pipelines?

Map of major natural gas and oil pipelines in the U.S. Hazardous liquid lines in red, gas transmission lines in blue. Image: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
How Safe Are America's 2.5 Million Miles of Pipelines?

via Scientific America

The nation's aging oil pipelines are roughly 70 times safer than trucks when it comes to transporting fuel. But when a pipeline does fail, the consequences can be catastrophic.

At 6:11 p.m. on September 6, 2010, San Bruno, Calif. 911 received an urgent call. A gas station had just exploded and a fire with flames reaching 300 feet was raging through the neighborhood. The explosion was so large that residents suspected an airplane crash. But the real culprit was found underground: a ruptured pipeline spewing natural gas caused a blast that left behind a 72 foot long crater, killed eight people, and injured more than fifty.

Over 2,000 miles away in Michigan, workers were still cleaning up another pipeline accident, which spilled 840,000 gallons of crude oil into the Kalamazoo River in 2010. Estimated to cost $800 million, the accident is the most expensive pipeline spill in U.S. history.

Read more: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-safe-are-americas-2-5-million-miles-of-pipelines&print=true

There's an incomplete list of significant US pipeline accidents on Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pipeline_accidents_in_the_United_States

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Remote Viewing of a North American Natural Disaster


A Remote Viewing of a North American Natural Disaster

A significant/accomplished
remote viewer and [George Ure] were talking yesterday about the usual stuff (how does a ham radio antenna do in 125 MPH winds?) and [the RVer] dropped, in passing, that one of the RV [natural disaster] “things” out there is something like a comet or asteroid hit north of Denver which then fans out toward the East Coast. But it’s not too clear what it might be; might even be the Yellowstone caldera going off…



A TNT 2-hour mini series (begins at 6:00) depicting the cause and effect of the Super Volcano erupting in Yellowstone National Park. This was a 7-part mini series that aired on television in early 2011. The video ends with real news evidence that this extinction level event may soon happen.


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The supervolcano under Yellowstone National Park Erupts. (pesky dialogue removed)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Ron Paul: You're Not FREE if You Can't Secede from an Oppressive Government



Secession: Are We Free To Go? 






Is all the recent talk of secession mere sour grapes over the election, or perhaps something deeper?  

Currently there are active petitions in support of secession for all 50 states, with Texas taking the lead in number of signatures.  Texas has well over the number of signatures needed to generate a response from the administration, and while I wouldn't hold my breath on Texas actually seceding, I believe these petitions raise a lot of worthwhile questions about the nature of our union. 

Is it treasonous to want to secede from the United States?  Many think the question of secession was settled by our Civil War.  On the contrary; the principles of self-governance and voluntary association are at the core of our founding.  Clearly Thomas Jefferson believed secession was proper, albeit as a last resort. Writing to William Giles in 1825, he concluded that states:

"should separate from our companions only when the sole alternatives left, are the dissolution of our Union with them, or submission to a government without limitation of powers."

Keep in mind that the first and third paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence expressly contemplate the dissolution of a political union when the underlying government becomes tyrannical. 

Do we have a "government without limitation of powers" yet?  The Federal government kept the Union together through violence and force in the Civil War, but did might really make right? 

Secession is a deeply American principle.  This country was born through secession.  Some felt it was treasonous to secede from England, but those "traitors" became our country's greatest patriots.

There is nothing treasonous or unpatriotic about wanting a federal government that is more responsive to the people it represents.  That is what our Revolutionary War was all about and today our own federal government is vastly overstepping its constitutional bounds with no signs of reform.  In fact, the recent election only further entrenched the status quo.  If the possibility of secession is completely off the table there is nothing to stop the federal government from continuing to encroach on our liberties and no recourse for those who are sick and tired of it.

Consider the ballot measures that passed in Colorado and Washington state regarding marijuana laws.  The people in those states have clearly indicated that they are ready to try something different where drug policy is concerned, yet they will still face a tremendous threat from the federal government.  In California, the Feds have been arresting peaceful medical marijuana users and raiding dispensaries that state and local governments have sanctioned. This shouldn't happen in a free country. 

It remains to be seen what will happen in states that are refusing to comply with the deeply unpopular mandates of Obamacare by not setting up healthcare exchanges.  It appears the Federal government will not respect those decisions either.

In a free country, governments derive their power from the consent of the governed. When the people have very clearly withdrawn their consent for a law, the discussion should be over.  If the Feds refuse to accept that and continue to run roughshod over the people, at what point do we acknowledge that that is not freedom anymore?  At what point should the people dissolve the political bands which have connected them with an increasingly tyrannical and oppressive federal government?  And if people or states are not free to leave the United States as a last resort, can they really think of themselves as free? 
If a people cannot secede from an oppressive government, they cannot truly be considered free.

-- Ron Paul via  http://paul.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2029:secession-are-we-free-to-go&catid=64:2012-texas-straight-talk&Itemid=69

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Manual on simple methods of meat preservation


While this publication is mainly intended to disseminate information on traditional methods of meat preservation in Africa for teachers and instructors, it also addresses aspects of hygienic slaughtering under rural conditions. Reference is also made to FAO's work on small-scale slaughterhouses, raw materials for preserved meat, principles of meat preservation by thermal treatment, packaging methods and basic methods of quality control.

Manual: http://www.fao.org/docrep/003/x6932e/X6932E00.htm#TOC

Squirting Poison With The Slingshot!


This video shows a new, home made syringe bolt for crossbows.

The starting point is a commercially made 6,5" pistol crossbow bolt. A short aluminum tube has been attached to the point of the bolt, and then a new tip is added.

The tip is very pointy at one side, but hollow from the other side. About 18mm from the point, four holes are drilled through the tip. The whole construction works as an inverted syringe - the tip is plunger and needle at the same time.

A rubber ring prevents the liquid from squirting out too early. The impact of the target forces the ring backwards, revealing the holes. The inertia of the projectile puts pressure on the liquid, which in turn squirts out of the holes with force - right into the tissue of the aggressor.

WARNING: THIS IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT ONLY. DON'T DO THIS AT HOME!

The invention can easily be applied to archery arrows and so on.

A "The Slingshot Channel" production!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Outdated Rules That Forced Petraeus to Resign


Whatever the fallout from the Petraeus affair may be, it offers us the opportunity to revisit and revise the codes of conduct that pose dilemmas for our talented and irreplaceable intelligence officers.

http://m.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-outdated-rules-that-forced-petraeus-to-resign/2012/11/16/361f9d84-2f25-11e2-a30e-5ca76eeec857_story.html

Strategic Relocation: Where To Go When SHTF


Joel Skousen, one of the world’s foremost experts on home security, retreat preparedness and strategic relocation, says that no preparedness plan is complete unless you’ve taken into account the single most critical threat we face during a widespread emergency.
The number one threat that I concentrate on. It’s not terrorism, it’s not natural disaster, it’s not even government or war.
The major threat is population density.
Because every crisis that threatens, even a local crisis, can turn exponential because of close proximity to people who cannot help themselves. Even good people panic in a crisis…
The obvious answer would be to move to a rural area and out of the way of hungry, thirsty and desperate masses of people. But, that’s easier said then done. The majority of Americans, even though they’d do it in a heartbeat if given the opportunity, simply don’t have the available resources to get out of Dodge and live the life of an off-the-grid  homesteading survivalist.

With an extensive discussion about geopolitical events, motivations of those in power, and possible scenarios that could instantaneously change the world as we know it, Joel Skousen and Alex Jones tackle some of the questions you are no doubt asking yourself.
  • What are the most likely collapse scenarios we face?
  • Where will I go when it hits the fan?
  • Would my current residence be the best place to weather the storm?
  • Which states and regions are the safest?
  • Can I prepare a strategic location ahead of a disaster and relocate in time if disaster strikes?
With detailed maps of the United States and provinces of Canada, Skousen not only provides regional threat assessments, but also explains the nuances of the decision-making process and what factors to consider, including critical aspects like population density, transportation thoroughfares, demographics, and personal finance.

Learn how to develop a strategic relocation plan customized to your specific needs and abilities in this two and a half hour documentary made available for free by Alex Jones, Joel Skousen and Infowars.com. -- excerpt from SHTF Plan.com

     

Technical Glitch Knocks Out EBT Cards In 10 States…(Practice Run!!)


Millions of food stamp recipients in 10 states were unable to use their debit cards for about six hours Friday after an outage at JPMorgan Chase.

Bank spokesman Mike Fusco apologized for the inconvenience and said the technical glitch...did not affect regular debit, credit or other card holders.

One woman tweeted, “They have about 50 signs on Publix door saying the (hash)EBT machine is down for Ga!!!”

Story: http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2012/11/16/technical-glitch-knocks-out-ebt-cards-in-georgia-and-nine-other-states/

Gigantic Magnetic Fields on the Sun Explode in Tandem


HUMONGOUS ERUPTION: A truly gigantic explosion happened on the sun today. Magnetic fields snaking halfway across the sun's southern hemisphere erupted in tandem, producing a prominence so big, it doesn't fit inside this image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO): http://www.spaceweather.com

Community Defense Framework


IPB is a systematic, continuous process of analyzing the threat and environment in a specific geographic area. It is designed to support… military decision making. IPB is a continuous process which consists of four steps which you perform each time you conduct IPB: - Define the battlefield environment. - Describe the battlefield’s effects. - Evaluate the threat. - Determine threat Courses of Action (CoA).

Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield is extremely important for battlefield commanders so they can understand the the battlespace and operating environment.

The same can be said for you – and maybe you’re not defending your community (or maybe you will have to); but you might have to defend the immediate area around your home or your retreat location.

We’re going to go through each of these steps and I’m going to offer you some examples – some that I saw in Iraq and Afghanistan and others that I observe around the areas where I grew up and where I live now.

Story: http://guerrillamerica.com/2012/11/intelligence-preparation-of-the-battlefield-and-the-community-overview/

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Common Man's Firearm








Congressman Ron Paul's Farewell Speech to Congress


"I have come to one firm conviction after these many years of trying to figure out 'the plain truth of things.' The best chance for achieving peace and prosperity, for the maximum number of people world-wide, is to pursue the cause of LIBERTY.

"If you find this to be a worthwhile message, spread it throughout the land." -- Ron Paul

Transcript: Ron Paul’s farewell address to Congress

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Gun Store Reports 400% Surge In Sales After Obama Re-Election


Firearms dealers across the country say it's "like Christmas"

http://www.prisonplanet.com/gun-store-reports-400-surge-in-sales-after-obama-re-election.html

Israel Assassinates Hamas Army's "Chief Of Staff" In Precision Airstrike - Hamas: Israeli Strike has "Opened the Gates of Hell"



In other words, Israel is now waging three potential offensive campaigns: Syria, Iran and Gaza. This too, shall end well.

Story: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-11-14/israel-assassinates-hamas-armys-chief-staff-precision-airstrike-hamas-vows-infernal-

Hamas Announces It Is Now In "Open War" With Israel



LIVE BLOG: Israel launches military operation in Gaza

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES OF AHMED JABRI'S ASSINATION - link

Geomagnetic Storm - 14 November 2012


For up to the minute websites go to the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center:
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/

Also an invaluable resource, often with interesting pictures at space weather.com

There is a wealth of information and background on the various satellite and observatory websites (and links therein), e.g.,
http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/
http://stereo-ssc.nascom.nasa.gov/beacon/beacon_secchi.shtml
http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/data/realtime/mpeg/
http://www.nso.edu/

If you want to play with the data you MUST check out: http://helioviewer.org/

Small Knife Skills - Straight Thrust Drill


Skill:
Create space from aggressor and keep them away

Drill:
Two man drill
Direct thrust with small knife or pointed object building accuracy, movement & timing under graduated levels of pressure.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Is a college degree worth the cost? You decide.



President Obama promotes the myth that everyone must go to college. That if you don't go, your life will be ruined -- that you will end up waiting tables, or trapped in some other mundane occupation. The truth is, even with a college degree, you may still end up waiting tables, you'll just begin your "career" four or five years later, tens of thousands of dollars in debt.

Here is an example of some of the plumb jobs college grads were able to land during the Obama administration. Not just liberal arts majors mind you, but graduates with degrees in mathematics, robotics, neuroscience, engineering, accounting, business administration, economics, biology, communications, graphic design, marketing, and linguistics.

Of course when it comes to education, it's not just the Obama administration that deserves a failing grade. For years, politicians of both parties have pandered to students by promising more aid in the form of direct or subsidized student loans. As a result, colleges and universities are freed from competitive forces that would otherwise keep tuition low. Easy access to cheap credit enables students to bid up tuition, benefiting the educational establishment at their expense. Politicians secure student's votes by promising relief from skyrocketing tuition by providing even more loans. Ironically, the loans themselves are the very reason tuition is so high in the first place.

Before the Federal Government got involved, college degrees were much more affordable, and ambitious students from poorer families could easily work their way through. In addition, as fewer high school graduates actually went on to college, not only were college degrees much less expensive to obtain, they were far more valuable to have. With so many high school grads going on to college, a college degree is actually less valuable in today's job market, despite its inflated price tag, than was a high school diploma in the 1950s. The only solution is to get the Federal Government completely out of higher education, and let the free market fix what the government broke!



Story: Degrees For Dollars: Students Petition Uncle Sam To Refund Student Loans For Worthless Diplomas

Skyfall



In Theaters 11/9 NOW

Visit the official site at http://www.007.com


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"Skyfall" is currently exciting people in the theaters around the world - James Bond is again the hero of the season. Enough reason for The Slingshot Channel to invent a rubber based weapon that would be useful for a spy with the "license to kill"...

See a tiny little bolt shooting slingshot pistol that fires needle sharp bolts through both sides of a full pineapple can. See a poison filled syringe that is attached to a bolt, and can be shot at the enemy - unloading it's deadly cargo on impact. See bolts that have a firecap at the hollow tip, exploding as soon as it hits the target!

Two different versions of the small, easily concealable shooter are presented.



Here is the link to the German Horror Magazine: http://gestaltophil.de/dod/

A "The Slingshot Channel" production.