"In the video below by EarthshiftX we see USGS data in a New Madrid Seismic Update, along with evidence of "strong and rare" Earthquakes, as well as proof of some type of event is causing a massive increase in frequency of earthquakes of all magnitudes. The information provided in the video is literally shocking, but the comparison the videographer provides around the middle, which they claim is "jaw-dropping," will truly blow your mind."
(Sgt Trainer: I post this only because it shows that an increase is happening along the New Madrid Fault Line. I, myself, do not consider it "jaw-dropping". And while I may personally concur with the assumption that fracking is contributing to this, there is no verifiable evidence in this piece that supports it. I agree that an earthquake along the NMF is long overdue and people should be prepared for this inevitability, however I feel the "headline" is simple grandstanding.)
"Teens who continually skip school will face delay or suspension of their driver’s license, under a new law that becomes effective Jan. 1. At present, a student who misses school three or more times during a school year is labeled a habitual truant and can face administrative actions by school officials. Now a student between 14 and 18 years old must when applying for a driver’s license from the state Department of Motor Vehicles, must submit a letter from school officials that he or she has met the attendance requirements. The new law, sponsored by Sen. Aaron Ford, D-Las Vegas, says a student declared a habitual truant will have his driver’s license suspended 30 days to six months."
(Sgt Trainer: In my opinion, this is simply yet another "tool" to force kids to attend school and, therefore, reinforce the goal of dumbing down our kids. I imagine this is a test program for possible implementation nation-wide.)
"It would appear that your bank is preparing to go on a bank holiday. No, not a vacation, but a holiday. After reading this article, you may find it prudent to check on the liquidity of your bank accounts and investment monies. Why? Because bank bail-ins appear to be commencing. We are all concerned that one day we will attempt to gain access to our money in our bank accounts and and the banks will refuse to honor the request and keep the money. From an anecdotal perspective, it appears that the day that we cannot gain access to our money is now here. There are two instances that I am personally aware of, that the banks are failing to give their customers full access to THEIR money."
"A monstrous cloud of accumulated methane—a potent greenhouse gas—is now hovering over a large portion of the western United States according to satellite imagery analyzed by NASA and reported by the Washington Post. Created by years of intentionally released and errantly leaked natural gas during fossil fuel drilling operations, the cloud—invisible to the human eye but captured by advanced satellite imaging technology—is centered over northwest New Mexico and described by the Post as “a permanent, Delaware-sized methane cloud, so vast that scientists questioned their own data when they first studied it three years ago.” So alarmed by the size of the plume were scientists, NASA researcher Christian Frankenberg told the Post, “We couldn’t be sure that the signal was real.” Though there is considerably less of it put into the atmosphere each year, methane is twenty times more powerful as a greenhouse gas than carbon-dioxide or CO2."
"One of the most unsung modern day conveniences will be highly sought after once the stores empty. There will be lots of commotion for something that is used once and flushed down the drain. We are of course talking about toilet paper. This is a very valuable video, following the instructions will complete a family of four’s need for an entire year. Not only that, it will show you the lowest cost method to obtain a year’s supply and how to safely store it in plain sight!"
"On December 22 2014, The Washington Post (WaPo) claimed private gun ownership makes police less safe. With this assertion, the WaPo joined other reactionaries–like the NAACP and Everytown for Gun Control –who have politicized the heinous attack on two NYPD officers for their own gun control purposes. The WaPo wants readers to believe the NYPD executions were not a reflection on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s abandonment of his own police department, nor were they the result of the recent marches held by social agitators bent on keeping tensions alive in the wake of the Ferguson and Eric Garner grand jury decisions. No, the problem is that Americans have owned guns for 225 years. (The Second Amendment was ratified in 1791)."
"...earlier today the Fed reported the total amount of earmarked gold (or gold “held in foreign and international accounts and valued at $42.22 per fine troy ounce; not included in the gold stock of the United States“) for the month of November: at $8.184 billion, this was a $60 million drop from the previous month (or it would be at the $42.22/ounce “price”; at market prices the value of the withdrawn gold is about $1.7 billion). In actual tonnage terms, this means that in November some 47.1 tons of gold were withdrawn from the NY Fed, bringing the Fed’s total earmarked gold to just 6,029 tonnes: the biggest single monthly outflow going back to the turn of the century. This is also the lowest amount of gold held at the NY Fed vault located at 33 Liberty street (and just across from the even bigger vault located at 1 Chase Manhattan Plaza) in the 21st century."
"There are new laws taking effect Jan. 1 all over the country, but one surprising new education-related law in the state of Illinois has a lot of people including teachers, students, and parents concerned over their privacy rights. The new law gives schools the power to discipline students for cyber bullying whether the incident takes place at school or at home or anywhere else. Hypothetically, if a student “cyber-bullied” someone on a Saturday night while sitting in their basement at home, school officials could punish them as if they were doing it at school. The current law in the state, like many others, forbids students from engaging in cyber-bullying while at school or using school equipment to do so."
"During the next banking crisis, any ‘money’ that you and I have in the bank will be ‘bailed-in’ after a financial collapse. And if you think that your money is protected with your bank account’s FDIC backing, think again. During the recent G20 meeting (mid-November), the member nations decided that your bank deposits will become property of the bank if a crisis takes it down. This means that the bank will be able to pay off their creditors first (if there’s any left to pay) and the money will no longer be yours. The new rules essentially change the status of you as a depositor (of your money) to that of an investor in the bank. And as with any investor in the stock market (for example) you will be subject to losing your money. The rules have completely changed…"
"It has been said that children are our future, and right now the vast majority of our children are being “educated” in public schools that are rapidly being turned into indoctrination centers and prison camps. Our children desperately need to focus on the basics such as reading, writing and math, but instead a whole host of politicians, “education officials” and teachers are constantly injecting as much propaganda as they possibly can into classroom instruction. Instead of learning how to think, our children are continually being told what to think. Not only that, our children are also being trained how to live as subservient slaves in a Big Brother police state. Today, nearly everything that children do in public schools is watched, monitored, recorded and tracked. Independent thought and free expression are greatly discouraged and are often cracked down upon harshly. If students get “out of line”, instead of being sent to see the principal they are often handcuffed, arrested and taken to the police station. In addition, law enforcement authorities are using weapons such as pepper spray and tasers against young students in our public schools more than ever before. Children in U.S. public schools are not learning how to live as strong individuals in the “land of the free and the home of the brave”. Rather, they are being trained how to serve a Big Brotherpolice state where control freaks run their entire lives. If we continue to allow all of the liberty and freedom to be systematically drained out of our school children, then there is not going to be much hope for the future of this nation. The following are 28 signs that U.S public schools are being turned into indoctrination centers and prison camps…."
"As preppers we are always looking for a good deal because let’s face it, if we had to buy everything we needed at retail price we would end up in the poorhouse. Along with some of the common items you need for prepping, thrift store prepping can lead to hidden treasures and unexpected finds. Every thrift store that you go to will have something a little different, it all depends on the neighborhood and good timing. You might think that thrift stores in nicer neighborhoods would have better items but that’s not necessarily the case, some of the thrift stores in lower income areas can have more inventory. Just like yard sale hopping, you can pick a few different thrift stores to check out, some stores will have different inventory depending on what was donated. Before you go, make a list of items that you are looking for and a list of items that you probably won’t find, but it would be great if you did. Most of the time you go to the thrift store you might only get one or two things from our list, but you will end up finding something you just couldn’t pass up. Just recently we found a Coleman stove and lantern for $5. This is kind of like gambling, you never know how you will make out. As you do this more often you will begin to find out what stores are better, when they are better and what stores are not worth your time. Here is a list of some common items you might find at a thrift store."
(Sgt Trainer: Additionally, I would recommend that you monitor such stores as Dollar General, etc., for sales. I have found several good deals such as very large candles on sale at 6 for a dollar. Keep your eyes open for such things regardless of where you shop.)
"Lice – they’re something every parent hopes they never have to deal with. To have bugs crawling around and laying eggs in your hair or your child’s hair can send shivers up anyone’s spine and fill you with dread. But, it can happen to anyone and it might be a little easier to handle if you’re prepared. It happened to our family, and I wasn’t prepared at all! I learned 5 things about lice, and quick! One of my daughters had an itchy scalp and we checked her two days in a row and only found dandruff. We had gone to children’s museums and dance class that week. She goes to public school, but we hadn’t had a lice notice for quite a while. Then, on the third day, we checked her head and there they were – lice. I parted her hair and could see the bugs moving around. I feel prepared for tornadoes, power outages and being stuck in my car, but I was not prepared for this. I inwardly panicked. I had not done any research and felt like I needed to know everything right away and get rid of these things fast. My husband and I checked the Internet, consulted some friends with experience and ran to the store. We quickly got a game plan together and started working. Let me tell you this up fron. Lice are a lot of work. You will find yourself doing many things “just in case,” because the last thing you want is for the bugs to spread to the other children (or you) – or come back and re-infest."
"During college, I lived in crappy old houses with ancient heating systems. Winter’s arrival meant one of two things: freezing my butt off or donating plasma to pay the utility bill. Neither option is worth it. Don’t be like me. Use these tips, tricks, and simple DIY projects to keep warm air in your home, and money in your pocket."
"Trained and timely medical care” is the key. A balance is necessary. I’ve worked in professions that require me to carry a gun for over 30 years now. The first-aid training I received near the beginning wasn’t quite balanced with the amount of weapons training I received… and, based on what was provided by employers, it never caught up. Very few of today’s warriors get an equal amount of training for delivering emergency first-aid treatment, yet we’re far more likely to have to provide emergency care than we are to have to deliver or create trauma with a firearm. I attribute this to the way case law has evolved. If you shoot someone, even if you are 100% justified and have multiple credible witnesses, you’re still going to be investigated, treated like a criminal to some extent, and ultimately sued; and that’s if you did everything right! On the other hand, if you render first-aid to someone who’s been injured – even if you’ve had little or no training – most (if not all; I didn’t research it that thoroughly) states provide you legal immunity from lawsuit based on “Good Samaritan” laws. In other words, as long as you were trying to do the right thing and be helpful, you can’t get punished for it – even civilly."
"Technology protected with safeguards based on fingerprint identifications won’t be protected for long, hackers in Europe claim. Jan Krissler, a member of the hacker network known as the Chaos Computer Club (CCC), claims he managed to replicate the fingerprint of Germany’s defense minister, Ursula von der Leyen, using an ordinary camera and conventional computer software. Speaking at a CCC convention in Hamburg, Krissler told club attendees that he took high-resolution photos of Leyen’s hands as she moved them while speaking at a press conference, then worked with the images on his computer to duplicate her fingerprints. This would allow him, he said, to hack into any of Leyen’s accounts protected by biometric scanners on any high-end smart phones she might own. The hacker, who goes by the online name Starburg, admitted that his success may force politicians to wear gloves in public to avoid having their fingerprints stolen by hackers like him. Experts agreed that using fingerprints as a security measure is not wise because they can be copied."
"A year ago this New Year’s Eve, John Filippidis of Florida was driving south with his family on Interstate 95 when the Maryland Transportation Authority Police pulled over his black Ford Expedition and proceeded to raid it while his twins, wife and daughter looked on — separated in the back seats of different police cruisers. The officers were searching for Mr. Filippidis‘ Florida-licensed, palm-size Kel-Tec .38 semi-automatic handgun, which he left at home locked in his safe. (Maryland does not recognize handgun permits issued by other states.) When the search turned up nothing, Mr. Filippidis, 51, was allowed to go and was issued only a speeding warning. The incident gained national attention. Mr. Filippidis went on multiple radio programs and described in detail how scared and outraged he and his family were. He wondered: How did the police know he was licensed for concealed carry, and what right did they have to search through his personal items on the side of the busy interstate filled with holiday travelers on that 10-degree day?"
"All failed relationships hurt, but letting go of a toxic relationship is actually seen as a gain, not a loss. Here are ten toxic relationships you should let go of in 2015. Happy New Year! P.S. This is the perfect day to make a decision because it happens to be Make Up Your Mind Day."