"When sailors painting military ships were contaminated with lethal levels of lead, the U.S. Navy relied on a newly discovered remedy to quickly eliminate the deadly toxins from the bloodstream, chelation therapy, not only did it save the lives of the sailors, but it miraculously flushed out plaque and toxins clogging their arteries. Chelation therapy has helped people avoid heart attacks, strokes, leg amputation, and bypass surgery. The treatment is well recognized by medical authorities around the world. Chelation therapy performs its healing by reversing hardening of the arteries. Chelation was developed in Germany in the 1930s and introduced into the United States in 1948. I personally can testify to the health benefits derived from this therapy. Chelation therapy uses a medicine called ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA). EDTA is safe to administer. It removes a wide variety of toxic metals and also helps to eliminate abnormal blood clotting. EDTA is administered intravenously by a medical doctor via an intravenous solution with a mixture of vitamins, minerals, and other medications."
"Our way of life is far more vulnerable than most people would ever dare to imagine. A single major catastrophe could fundamentally alter all of our lives at any moment. But since most people have not experienced such a catastrophe during their entire lifetimes, most people just assume that there will never be one. This is called “normalcy bias” and it can lull us into a very false sense of complacency."
"From our environment, to our food, medicine and lifestyle, we are surrounded by things that depress our immune system. Knowing the culprits can make a big difference in how long and how often you encounter illness."
(Sgt Trainer: Watch and see what happens in this short video...you may be surprised!)
"With the mass production of genetically modified soy, Monsanto and Cargill produced some big plans for feeding the fish of the sea. But the Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board, and the Norwegian Food Safety Authority decided not to participate in these plans – as it could lead to an environmental disaster. Due to environmental and health concerns revolving around fish given GMO feed that code for antibiotic resistance, Norwegian authorities have stopped approving GM feed for fish. This applies to 8 of the 19 GMO feed varieties that the biotech industry currently pushes on fish farms."
"For anyone who has ever spent time up north, you know, where the snow can get waist deep or more, you know just how difficult it can be to walk anywhere. For those that don’t know, it is exhausting, and dangerous. With each step you can sink past your ankles, knees, and in some cases your waist. Each step is a grueling endeavor, a tiring fight. Forget swimming or running, if you want a workout, walk in waist deep snow. In a grid down situation, the stakes are much higher. There will be no plowed roads. You won’t be able to afford the calories spent just traveling a mile or two. Worse, the snow will find its way in to your boots and pants, opening the door to frostbite and hypothermia. There is an often overlooked solution that has been around for centuries, the snowshoe." (Photo Credit: Survival-Training.info)
“Depicts techniques of personal and equipment camouflage for survival in enemy territory. Shows different types of camouflage and shelters in jungle, desert and arctic environments. Explains how to find or construct obscure hiding places and points out areas to be avoided. Discusses restrictions on campfires.”
"For the first time in US history the federal government is cutting off funding for enforcement of marijuana laws. Washington, D.C. – The final federal spending bill that Congress will consider this next week includes amendments that block the Justice Department from spending any funds on undermining state marijuana laws, according to the Drug Policy Alliance. In addition, the spending bill also includes an amendment that will prohibit the DEA from blocking the implementation of a federal law that allows for hemp to be grown for agricultural and academic research purposes."
"Sometimes I wish I could just passively accept what my government monarchs and their mainstream media mouthpieces feed me on a daily basis. Why do I have to question everything I’m told?"
"Underneath the Propaganda, the Economy Is In BAD SHAPE … We noted in 2013 that the British economy is worse than during the Great Depression. The Washington Post’s Wonkblog pointed out in August that Europe is stuck in a “Greater Depression” … worse than the Great Depression. Well-known economist Brad DeLong agrees. As does Paul Krugman. Historian, economist and demographer Neil Howe provided the following charts via Forbes last month, showing how dire the situation is in Europe:"
"Cargill agreed to pay $6.1 million to settle a class action accusing it of falsely advertising its synthetic Truvia sweetener as natural. U.S. District Judge Leslie Kobayashi approved the settlement Monday, which includes $1.83 million in attorneys’ fees. Four lawsuits were brought against Cargill in 2013, claiming the agribusiness behemoth intentionally misled consumers by advertising Truvia as a natural sweetener primarily manufactured from the stevia plant. Truvia, however, is “largely a synthetic and chemically produced” product, according to the May 2014 consolidated complaint."
(Sgt Trainer: The best actual "natural" sweetener is stevia. In my opinion, any commercially produced product that asserts this in some form to make you believe it is stevia is more than likely only part stevia with other things added to it that allows the company to patent it. It is much easier if you grow your own stevia because then you will KNOW what has been used on it, if anything.)
"In addition to a second network costing 30 to 40 percent on more on an electric bill, customers claim they are also exposed to a security risk. Comcast is being sued by customers for its plan to allow Comcast users to connect to wifi hotspots wherever there is an Xfinity router -- including private homes. The new routers -- to which Comcast has been aggressively pushing its customers to upgrade -- support a private network in the home with a name and password while also serving as a hotspot for public wifi."
"There are a lot of reasons that sensible people want to step off of the materialistic rocket ride that is the standard North American Christmas.
- They may be tired of spending the entire following year working overtime because they are deep in debt for having produced a spectacular Christmas morning that was the stuff of storybooks.
- Maybe they don’t want to create children who are never satisfied and always want more, who always yearn for that next edition of the iGadget of the year.
- Perhaps they have suffered their own personal economic collapse and just can’t afford it this year. They might just want a sense of peace and contentment that you can never buy from a store.
- They might just want a sense of peace and contentment that you can never buy from a store.
"Time and time again, in these pages, I’ve illustrated the fact that reality is being created for us—and that reality is false. It’s a façade. Waking up to this is vital, if we want to understand the virtual world we live in. We’re inside a matrix. Here’s a medical study I haven’t cited before: “A new, evidence-based estimate of patient harms associated with hospital care,” by JT James (J Patient Saf, Sept. 9, 2013). The key quote: “…the true number of premature deaths [in US hospitals] associated with preventable harm to patients was estimated at more than 400,000 per year.” Putting it bluntly, the US medical system kills 400,000 hospital patients every year."
"One of the problems with pharmaceuticals (as opposed to most natural remedies) is the fact that, whenever you swallow a pill or receive an injection, you are forced to place your trust in whoever manufactured the medication. There is no way to determine beforehand whether or not the dose you are taking is safe and effective — you can only rely on the assumption that the drug has been manufactured according to rigorous standards and thoroughly tested in regard to its efficacy and purity. Unfortunately, although those standards and testing procedures exist, many unscrupulous drug manufacturers have been caught deleting or altering test results for batches of pharmaceuticals or their ingredients that should have been rejected, but which instead have found their way onto the shelves of U.S. hospitals and pharmacies."
"A Walmart cashier reportedly dug into her own pocket for money to pick up the grocery tab for an elderly man who couldn't afford his food."
"Now that you that you know that your bank account is no longer owned by you, your retirement, 401k, your home and even your freedom is at risk, it is time for you to salvage what you can and then put what’s left of your resources towards surviving what is coming. Literally, your life depends on whether you begin to take your assets out the bank and begin to purchase life sustaining supplies. This article will make more sense if you visit The Common Sense Show website and read the articles posted between November 16-20th."
"Financial reform advocate Ellen Brown says these new rules will allow banks to take money from depositors and pensioners globally. Brown explains, “It became rules we agreed to actually implement. There was no treaty, and Congress didn’t agree to all this. They use words so that it’s not obvious to tell what they have done, but what they did was say, basically, that we, the governments, are no longer going to be responsible for bailing out the big banks.” “These are about 30 international banks. So, you are going to have to save yourselves, and the way you are going to have to do it is by bailing in the money of your creditors. The largest class of creditors of any bank is the depositors.” It gets worse, as Brown goes on to say, “Theoretically, we are protected by deposit insurance up to $250,000 in the U.S. and 100,000 euros in Europe. The FDIC fund has $46 billion, the last time I looked, to cover $4.5 trillion worth of deposits.”
"As the January sales season nears in the West, Pope Francis will call on shoppers not to buy products which may have been made by modern-day slaves – whatever the savings. In a speech to be delivered on January 1 entitled "No longer slaves, but brothers and sisters," the Pope will say that despite the financial crisis, consumers should think twice before buying "items which may have been produced by exploiting others." For their part, businesses "have a duty to be vigilant that forms of subjugation or human trafficking do not find their way into the distribution chain." His message, published by the Vatican on Wednesday, December 10, slams "the growing scourge of man's exploitation by man," an "abominable phenomenon" covering everything from forced prostitution to child soldiers and slave labour in factories. He warns that a common source of slavery is "corruption on the part of people willing to do anything for financial gain."
"People with back pain are being prescribed a drug which does nothing to help their discomfort. A study has found a drug commonly prescribed to treat lower back pain is actually ineffective. The drug pregabalin works no better than a placebo to control pain, doctors discovered. Pregabalin, which is marketed by pharmaceutical company Pfizer under the name Lyrica, is commonly prescribed all over the world to treat chronic lower back pain syndromes such as lumbar spinal stenosis."
"On Tuesday, Congressional leaders struck a deal to avert another government shutdown and put off our next completely avoidable, 100% self-imposed budget crisis until next September. And while most members of the least productive Congress in the history of these United States are already busy patting themselves on the back for summoning enough courage and can-do American spirit to actually govern for a day, the rest of us shouldn’t start celebrating just yet. If you’re a Congressperson looking to sneak through something shady, the omnibus budget bill is the perfect opportunity since 1.) It’s 1600 pages long and very easy to hide things in, and 2.) Congress kind of has to pass it or the government shuts down. Again. So naturally, there are a whole lot of shady things in there. Since this 1600 page bill was released on Tuesday night and we’re not magic, we can’t list every single one of those things just yet. But we can highlight the 5 most awful ones we’ve come across so far — everything from crazily wasteful spending to overturning a popular Marijuana Legalization ballot initiative."
"When I was last at the D.C. police headquarters, they explained to me that I can’t apply for a gun carry permit just because I need to defend myself in a city with high crime. I had to prove a “special” danger, according to the new law. So that’s what I set out to do. All Americans –- not just Washingtonians — can apply for a D.C. permit to carry a concealed handgun. But you have to prove you have specific threats against you or previous attacks. So far, the police have only gotten 47 permit applications. Police Chief Cathy Lanier has approved only two of those people to legally carry a gun."
"Juice cleanses, colon cleanses, fruit detoxes, sugar detoxes—we've all seen these things, but do they actually work? What are they supposed to do? Let's take a look at the science behind the fad. Cleanses and detoxes are trendy, popular, and promise to clear out nasty toxins from your body and make you healthier. It's a tall promise. So, we decided to talk with Las Vegas-based registered dietitian Andy Bellatti, nutrition researcher Kamal Patel, and science writer and educator Beth Skwarecki to see if they can measure up to the claims."
"The Washington State Transportation Commission is expected to approve a pilot project designed to charge drivers for every mile they travel on public roads. A Road Usage Charge would eventually replace the gas tax in Washington State, which has brought in less revenue with more hybrid and electric vehicles using less gas. A GPS device would track miles driven and charge accordingly. Testing would begin in 2016. The state legislature will be asked in January to give final approval for the test project. A GPS requirement wouldn't happen until at least 2017. It is modeled after a similar pilot project happening in Oregon."
"With little fanfare or notice, the CME Group has notified the CFTC that they plan to institute trading collars for Comex precious metals trading. At present, these collars are planned to go into effect on Monday, December 22. Trading collars or "limits" are certainly not out of the ordinary. In the commodity markets, they have long been in place to limit the daily fluctuations of the grains. In S&P futures, collars have existed for years, brought about in large part by The Crash of 1987. However, introducing these bands for the precious metals is completely new, as far as I can tell. And you'll note that these collars are only being implemented now, with prices at their bottoms. Wouldn't it have been nice to have trading collars in place back on May 1, 2011 or April 15, 2013? I guess, ultimately, that leads us to the main question: WHY NOW?"
"How many more hikers, snowmobilers, anglers and hunters need to get lost or stranded and die along the trail before others that venture out into the wilderness wake up to the harsh realities. Nature does not adapt to you, you adapt to it, and if you refuse or simply cannot then you may very well die."
"Some people would call it simply an effort to please the audience. Well, pleasing the audience during a national news broadcast isn’t the objective, unless ratings and viewer numbers and ad revenues and distraction from facts is actually the plan…and of course it is."
"Drug resistant infections will kill an extra 10 million people a year worldwide – more than currently die from cancer – by 2050 unless action is taken, a study says. They are currently implicated in 700,000 deaths each year. They found that drug resistant E. coli, malaria and tuberculosis (TB) would have the biggest impact. In Europe and the United States, antimicrobial resistance causes at least 50,000 deaths each year, they said. And left unchecked, deaths would rise more than 10-fold by 2050."
"In recent years, vaccines have meshed with the world of nanobot medicine. Particles the size of nanometers - approximately 100,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. They are programmable, spontaneously assembling and can permeate every area of the body, including a placenta. Previously, Brandon Turbeville reported on Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation work with developing "on demand" nano vaccines using genetically engineered proteins. That's one thing - now it's possible to produce the effect of nano medicine with larger objects. That is, a non-surgical, injectable and spontaneously assembling structure. Enter: a constant 3-D vaccine in the form of a lump of particles injected below the skin. One that would manipulate cells, as well as release biological and chemical drug components. They have already been trialed on mice."
"It seems to me that whenever I travel by air, I come home with a sniffle or two. It is not that I am not careful because I am. It is just that being squeezed into a miniscule airline seat surrounded by strangers who are breathing, chewing, coughing, and sneezing makes contact unavoidable. Travelers can carry some DIY Anti-Viral Spray with them but other than donning a mask and gloves, they run the risk of exposure to all kinds of nasties during their flight. Often, when someone catches a common cold, the first words out of their mouth are “I better call the clinic to get some antibiotics just in case.” My response is: Just in Case of What?"
"What would happen if I had to bury someone I care about or anyone for that matter?” After the initial shock of death it is best to get the body in the ground quickly. There are many mental factors that you will have to overcome. First of all your still grieving their death and that makes it a lot harder to think and react to whatever you have to do. This is where your mental training and preparedness comes into practice. You must be ready for such a scenario as it happens, how you prepare is entirely up to you. However it might be better to discuss this with family and/or your group first. This might make decisions and help get a SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) ironed out in advance, that way you’re not trying to figure this out at the last moment."
"Over the last couple of decades the world has seen an unprecedented spike in technology and access to learning. Unfortunately, we’ve also seen a growing number of people who have used this technology to tune out, and lose their ability to be self-reliant. Skills that were once part of our culture, ones that helped us survive, have been largely forgotten; replaced by a generation of dependent people that can’t even balance a checkbook, cook a meal, or change a flat tire. Although we have more access to information than ever, the skills of or forefathers have been replaced by useless knowledge like how fast you can text a message, or knowing what reality TV star is doing what. The skills that have been used by past generations to build new worlds, care for their families, and make a living have been replaced with useless knowledge, self-gratification, and a dependency on the government for just about everything. I’m all for using technology to better yourself – without it this site wouldn’t exist – but people need to get back to the basics, and learn the skills they need to survive. If not, we are in real danger of losing our ability to be self-reliant."
"So, you think you have everything that you need in your preps? Think about this … After the apocalypse (or whatever scenario happens) and things settle, you might start getting comfortable with your food, water, and security. Then, you might start thinking about cuddling up together in the evenings … but wait – your birth control method is gone and it’s not like you can run to the drugstore. Yes, there is one sure-fire way to avoid a pregnancy, but years of abstinence when you have no birth control could be very boring. And there are potential scenarios where getting pregnant would not be ideal – radioactivity, a police state, low food supply – but even a bad economy can make couples not want to have a baby to support right then."
"The Base Defense Operations Center or BDOC (pronounced “b-doc”)is defined by the Army as “A command and control facility established by the base commander to serve as the focal point for base security and defense. It plans, directs, integrates, coordinates, and controls all base defense efforts and coordinates and integrates into area security operations with the rear area operations center/rear tactical operations center”. In layman’s terms, the BDOC is the central area you designate to run all aspects of your retreat defense. From the BDOC you will command and control (with your communications devices) your perimeter guards, your LP/OPs, your QRF (Quick Reaction Force), your R&S teams and any patrols in your AO/AI. The definition above stated that you would coordinate and integrate with the Tactical Operations Center TOC (pronounced “tawk”). Our BDOC and TOC will be fully integrated in one room. The ACE is also part of the BDOC in our situation."
(Sgt Trainer: This brings back memories, lots of good information.)
"There have been questions on the forum about Land Navigation. Land Navigation (Land Nav) is also included on the MVT Rifleman Challenge. I am going to give you a run down of what you need to know, and some tips on practical application, below:"
"Ice fishing has come a long way since its origins with Native Americans in the great lakes. It’s moved from a basic line in the water to people building fully stocked ice houses around the hole. Ice fishing is a great recreational activity, but it can also be a great way to bring food to the table during the winter time. In a survival situation, ice fishing can provide an essential meal when there are no plants to scavenge. Here are some basic tips on ice fishing."