"Protecting valuables in some sense is an art. It is a delicate dance between you and a would be burglar. There are many methods of safeguarding prize possessions, from delay to subterfuge. It is truly all about time, though. A big heavy steel safe works by delaying a would be burglar long enough to be detected and responded to. It takes time to crack a safe. Another method, as detailed in this video, works on the same principle. It assumes that over no period of time will the would be burglar find the “safe” to crack into. If the burglar can’t find your valuables, at no time will he break into them!"
"Ebola, influenza, some new disease that turns people into zombies — does your state have what it takes to battle an outbreak? No state comes close to perfection, but some are a lot better prepared than others, according to a report released Thursday by The Trust for America’s Health and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The results cut across regions and partisan lines, with states ranked on a 10-point scale."
"New software allowing for predictive policing may be coming to a police department near you. Beware, made by telecommunications company Intrado, searches billions of records to find and predict potential crimes, including at the local level. RT’s Ben Swann speaks to Derek A. Smith of Excelsior College to learn more about the program."
"Many simple foods are not only easy to make at home, they'll likely be cheaper, healthier, and much tastier than the store-bought varieties. From cheese to peanut butter, here are a few DIY, delicious food projects."
"Back in the spring of 2012, Greg Cohn and his co-founder were working on a product that would let others know when they were available for a phone call. One of the features generated a temporary number that you could share on social media so anyone could reach you. They jokingly called it the Burner feature, an homage to the throwaway phones made famous by drug dealers on HBO’s The Wire. But they quickly realized that this feature was far and away the most popular part of their service, so they focused on that. They created an app called Burner that allows users to quickly and easily create new numbers, which they can use to send and receive calls and text messages, then destroy them at any time."
“Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws” – Attributed to M.A.Rothschild
“Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world.” – Attributed to Henry Kissinger"
"On the eastern edge of St. Joseph, Missouri, lies the small city’s only hospital, a landmark of brick and glass. Music from a player piano greets visitors at the main entrance, and inside, the bright hallways seem endless. Long known as Heartland Regional Medical Center, the nonprofit hospital and its system of clinics recently rebranded. Now they’re called Mosaic Life Care, because, their promotional materials say: “We offer much more than health care. We offer life care.” Two miles away, at the rear of a low-slung building is a key piece of Mosaic—Heartland’s very own for-profit debt collection agency. When patients receive care at Heartland and don’t or can’t pay, their bills often end up here at Northwest Financial Services. And if those patients don’t meet Northwest’s demands, their debts can make another, final stop: the Buchanan County Courthouse."
"An estimated 500 million containers accounting for 90 per cent of the world’s cargo are shipped around the world every year virtually uninspected, allowing consignments of narcotics, weapons and other illegal goods to enter countries undetected, according to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). UNODC has also informed that most containers carry licit goods, but some are being used to smuggle drugs, weapons, even people. The sheer volume of this international maritime container traffic, the sophisticated and often ingenious concealment methods, along with the diverse routings adopted by illicit drug traffickers and other smugglers, invariably makes successful interdiction difficult."
"Especially when the media agree and offer their seal of approval… Imagine this. A killer is put on trial, and the jury, in a surprise verdict, finds him not guilty. Afterwards, reporters interview this killer. He says, “The jury freed me. It’s up to them. They decide. That’s what justice is all about.” Then the press moves along to members of the jury, who say: Well, we had to take the defendant’s word. He said he was innocent, so that’s what we ruled. That’s an exact description of the FDA and Monsanto partnership."
"People can spend all day imagining possible situations they could find themselves in and then try to come up solutions and items to carry so they can counter the situation or threat. This can become an endless cycle, of what ifs. The unimaginable can happen to anyone at anytime, but how likely is it to happen to you, and would it matter what tools or materials you had on you? Having tools and materials on you is one thing, using them effectively is another thing entirely. Carry things based on necessity and not so much on extreme possibilities, because after all, you only have so many pockets, and you do not want to draw attention to yourself. Carry certain things based on your job, route to work such as rural routes or city streets and based on the way you get to work such as by train, cab or bicycle, and carry based on known, or possible threats that you have determined do exist. You would have to assume that if you travel country roads to work you might need certain items, like matches, lighters and other fire starters for example. These items would not do you much good on a bus or train in the middle of a city. If you ride a bicycle to work then you may need specific items for maintenance for example. Carry based on where you will be on a particular day. Some of your EDC items may very well change on a daily basis."
"Do you want to inspire your kids to be free and self-sufficient? There’s nothing better than a good book to point them in the right direction. My kids are total bookworms, so I enlisted their help to compile this list of favorites. Some folks may pooh-pooh the idea of fiction as a teaching tool, but reading about a character who is smart, adaptable, self-reliant, and skilled can influence the way your child or teenager thinks. These books are not all specific to kids in prepper families – many of them are just tales of kids who are put into situations in which they must rely on their wits and courage to survive, while others outline the dangers of too much government. In no particular order, (and just in time for Christmas) here is a list of favorites from the Luther Family Library of Awesome and Influential Books. I’ve included a little synopsis from Amazon with each book."
"After publishing the article which detailed the frightening extent to which the globalist super-weapons have reached, the display of resistance was admirable, but misguided. On their own, the American people cannot fight the globalists on their terms and expect to prevail. David did not engage Goliath on Goliath’s terms. David employed a weapon at a relatively safe distance. If David had been within an arms length of Goliath, David would have been destroyed. In the same light, if one thinks that they are going to successfully engage a Micro Aerial Vehicle in their driveway armed with their 12 gauge shotgun and win, that person is both naive and mistaken. This is not to suggest that Americans should not be prepared to fight against the unfolding and unprecedented levels of tyranny that we will be dealing with in a short amount of time."
“Shows how an interrogation team plans, conducts, and terminates interviews with guerrilla prisoners to extract information vital to military planning, focusing on following approach techniques: direct, threat and rescue, and monotony and repetition.” Although this film was made during the Vietnam War, the dramatized venue appears to be a Latin American country."
"During the collapse in late 2008 we saw the Baltic Dry Index drop from over 9,000 points to under 1,000 in a matter of months. So, in essence, when the world economy was supposedly booming the cost for moving raw materials was around $9,000 per metric ton. After credit markets locked up and companies stopped ordering inventory the price dropped below $1,000 for moving the exact same raw materials to the exact same place. Prepare to be shocked, because despite the glowing reports from the U.S. government about the economic recovery, the Baltic Dry Index has collapsed to nearly the same levels we saw in 2008. According to Zero Hedge, what we have witnessed since Thanksgiving is the biggest collapse in the ‘trade’ indicator since records began 28 years ago. The following charts tell you everything you need to know about the purported economic recovery and it isn’t pretty."
"The effect of Television on the human mind has been thoroughly studied in the past century and many alarming studies about it’s harmful effect on the human psyche have caught the attention of the public, but TV still continues to be one of the major mass media out there because of it’s unique properties of delivering audio-visual stimuli to a wide public at the same time. Have you ever observed yourself while watching TV as your muscles relax at a soothing scene on a beach or when your heartbeat starts racing at the unfolding of a scene of action or suspense, completely immersed into the ongoing story on the screen, almost in a dreamlike state as your roommate approaches you and asks for the apartment keys and you just ignore him,unable to turn your attention away from the flickering screen?"
"First we need to define what remote is. Am I attempting to describe a place in the middle of the Alaskan tundra which requires an aircraft to gain access to? No I’m not quite that hardcore, however this isn’t your cabin posted up 1/2 mile off of the go kart / candy shops / ma and pa diner beaten path either. In order to access this cabin you’d have to exit the interstate, drive quite a few miles on a state highway, quite a few more miles on various local roads, turn off onto a gravel road and then continue for many more miles (whilst trying not to miss a turn). No cell phone service, no stores around the corner, no other cabins within small arms range and I’m quite sure if you fell into a ditch and screamed for help nobody would find you for days or weeks. Now that we have that established let’s go back to the beginning, that being the purpose for the trip to the cabin. My wife and I wanted to get away for a few days and she wasn’t too keen on pitching a tent in sub-freezing weather (truth be told neither was I). So I decided to rent a cabin out in the boonies and put special emphasis on making sure that while it had basic amenities it was still pretty rustic. The plan was to spend a few days in the woods just relaxing and getting away from it all, no cell phone service or emails and definitely no crowded shopping plazas or highway traffic. As with anything, no plan survives first contact and as such here are five preps that helped to make our experience considerably more successful (once it went to hell)."
"These notes are for people who don't have a background in radio technology, and who are interested in disaster preparedness."
(Sgt Trainer: This is an 11-page viewable .pdf file that you can also download.)
"First of all, this is far from an insolvable situation. This is not the end of the world. This is not a disaster from which you will never recover. This is not a reason to beat yourself up. This is a problem to be solved – and it can be solved. You can do this. Second, you cannot let personal pride get in the way here. This is not a time to tell yourself that you’re “too good” to use certain services or to ask for help. That’s foolishness. There are many services and programs out there that are designed to help people through this very situation. People have set up these services to help with the exact situation you’re in right now. Don’t be too “proud” to use these services. Finally, this is a wake up call to strengthen your finances. You should be viewing this situation as the end result of a long history of poor financial choices. While this specific incident is something you can deal with and recover from, it is a sign that you’re on a dangerous financial path. This is your wake up call. Something has to change. Here are twelve specific strategies that people can use to make sure that there is food on the table for themselves and their families."
"Our grandchildren and children are our future. If we do not teach them what they need to know, other people will, but it may not be what you want them to learn! As grandparents and parents, it is our DUTY to pass our knowledge on to our grandchildren and children. Many parents and grandparents just do not have the time to do what we should. I often wonder how much information has been lost because it was not taught to us by our grandfathers and fathers. There are hundreds of manuals on how to do just about anything except one, teaching our grandchildren and children what they will need to know in case we are not around to help them during a “TEOTWAWKI” or major disaster."
"It’s Christmas time and there are so many amazing plant based recipes out there that I can hardly contain my excitement. After a beautiful invitation from Kathy Patalsky, I’ve teamed up with a wonderful group of fellow bloggers from FindingVegan.com with a list of absolutely delicious vegan recipes just in time for the holiday season. Finding Vegan is an excellent, extensive, constantly updated resource for finding vegan recipes from some of the best vegan bloggers on the web! This year, Finding Vegan has asked some of its contributors to share their best content in a MEGA-amazing vegan round-up! So if you are looking for inspiration then scroll through these 50+ recipes below and be sure to head over to Finding Vegan for more."
(Sgt Trainer: For the Vegan readers out there.)
"The Santa Claus Syndrome is the effect of societal complicity in, and/or complacency to, lies and the belief that’s ok. Take a moment to imagine yourself an outsider and visitor to a new culture. Imagine if you will an annual global celebration so fantastic that people excitedly await it all year long. Imagine the celebration correlates the winter solstice. Imagine the celebration is so spectacular and grandiose that it spurs the sales of products worldwide and some businesses exist solely because of it. Imagine that nearly all businesses profit from it and promote it. Imagine that the main part of the celebration, for most people, aside from sparkling decorations and elaborate gift giving, is openly lying to young children! Most everyone celebrates the holiday, but those who do not celebrate it are expected to go along with the tradition of broadly lying to children and accepting the excessive materialism out of consideration for cultural tradition."
(Sgt Trainer: Posting because there is a growing movement that is awakening to the fact that our society pushes and perverts this "holiday season" for their own selfish profit...to the detriment of what we should REALLY be doing! We would all be better served if we took this time (and everyday really) to do things that are helpful to our fellow man instead of squandering our hard-earned money on things that do not matter. Remember my motto..."You don't have to LIKE these things, you just need to KNOW these things".)
"As we approach the end of another year let's remember that humanity is now subjected to yet another full year of spraying with metal particles. Not just humanity but all the poor creatures on earth are being sprayed; every plant and every tree, the bees and birds, the soil and all the little creatures that live in it, even the fish and inhabitants of the sea are suffering as aluminum, sulfur, barium and other toxic metals pile on everywhere altering the pH of the soil, contaminating the water and attacking the very essence of life on earth. Yes, chemtrails spraying is this big a deal and as another year goes by the globalists and their military industrial complex marches forward with their insanity to control the weather, deliberately engineering a much cooler planet by literally blocking our sunlight and dumping enough toxic metals all over the planet to explain the destruction and slow death of many crops (i.e. food supply), all to the benefit of companies like Monsanto and the U.S. government. So, as we wrap another year, let us refresh our memory and lay out 15 points about chemtrails and chembomb spraying that everyone should be mindful of. Points that can be used as a weapon to silence online "contrails" trolls whose only mission is to keep the blind sheep asleep and in doubt about the otherwise plain-to-see in-your-face evidence of the chemtrails/chembomb geoengineering programs which are ongoing. Let's remind our uneducated friends and online trolls that:"