"In the dialogue Frompovich begins by providing a historical overview of vaccination and the eventual adoption of statist policies toward the practice since the early 1900s. She explains how the practice of “holistic health modalities” that have been around for centuries are now being borne out in scientific studies. “When I was in early practice in what was called the vanguard of the holistic movement, yet I was called a quack. The very things they’re now starting to say about diet, nutrition, food composition, now everybody is starting to talk the way I was talking. It’s very, very gratifying to find that out.”
"More than 100 children in 34 states developed polio-like paralysis in an arm or a leg since a respiratory outbreak last August. A study published in The Lancet medical journal said a strain of enterovirus D68 is probably the leading culprit. Between August and October 2014, reports began to surface of an increasing number of children admitted to hospitals in a number of states, all involving a respiratory illness with neurological complications. In the end, as many as 115 children from 34 states were infected. The illness was identified as being caused by enterovirus D68, but the neurological complaints leading to partial paralysis was new."
"Vertical gardening is nothing more than using vertical space to grow vegetables (or herbs, or flowers, even root crops), often using containers that hang on a sunny wall. Traditional gardeners have done similar things with climbing plants like squashes and beans for centuries by building trellises. Vertical gardening takes it one step further by giving non-climbing plants a space on the wall. Vertical gardens take up less space, are easier to harvest, and easier to maintain. However, they do have their own limitations:"
"Any surplus within the financial system will be used to finance ever-increasing government debt issuance. So not only will we see a tax on savings, but also compulsory buying of government debt. This is, of course, on top of the total absence of yield on government debt today. Savers are being totally punished and should now seriously think about Mark Twain’s words when he said, ‘I’m more concerned about the return of my money than the return on my money.’ As it looks now, Eric, there will be no return or yield on savings, but it is also unlikely that savers will receive their money back at all. Either governments will print unlimited amounts of money in their futile attempts to save their economies, or the banks will not survive. So, sadly, to keep savings in a bank is extremely risky today, especially since there is not likely to be a return of the money or a return on the money. This is, of course, why it’s so important to own gold outside of the banking system."
"President Obama has issued a new Executive Order that, for all intents and purposes, cedes total control of the internet and domestic infrastructure to the U.S. government."
"If you think the jobs market and larger economy are bad now, just wait for the future. In the future, virtually everyone you know may be on the dole. There are a lots of projections and scenarios about what to expect as technology advances to practically unimaginable heights. Already many human jobs are being displaced by computers, and most trends point to a rise of automated assembly lines, computer-run logistics and services and robots to do jobs humans did before that. China has already ushered in a workforce of robots, with less and less reliance on humans for anything. What does this mean for the average American? In a word: dependence. From The Week:"
"Burns are some of the most common and potentially dangerous injuries that can affect you in daily life and more so in a crisis situation. Being of Northern European ancestry, with a good dose of Irish and Scandinavian blood, I burn easily. I got my first sunburn of the year before the end of March this year. (I don't tan, I just burn.) Between that, and a friend who recently had a bad accident with some burning wax, I thought it would be a good time to go over burns and their treatment at different levels of care."
"Police State got you down? Does the thought of Martial Law keep you up at night? Well, it should! We live in a world where we are being constantly watched and monitored. Ever wondered what would it take to wipe the slate clean and live a life free of big brother? Security expert Aton Edwards answered just that as he goes on an amazing journey off the grid and under the radar in his show ”Track Me If You Can’. The show focused on ways to avoid being tracked by “big brother” or anyone else who may be looking for you."
"One thing that most serious preppers have in common is that we all own at least one portable backup generator. While many preppers actually own generators, if I was a betting woman, I would say that not many people have very much real-life experience in using them. I’m writing this article from the unique perspective of being a person who’s only form of electricity for over eight years was provided by generators. On a typical day, we ran our generator for about 10 hours which means that over the years we put over 31,000 hours on them! I would wager that most preppers haven’t even run their generators for a 100 hours. Why is this important, you might ask?"
"Be careful where you buy food storage today, don’t make the mistake I did a few years ago. I want to share my experiences with you. We are all aware of what’s going on in the world today and it reminds us all how important it is to have some food storage. Not next week, not next month. Today. Please throw in a few extra cans in your grocery cart and a case of water every time you go to the store. Just so you know, I am not rich, I buy my food slowly and at the best price and quality available."
"When you’re shooting a fully automatic firearm and it jams–and that’s not uncommon at all–what do you do? If you’re familiar with more traditional firearms, the methods you’re used to using may very well not work. In this video, hickok45 demonstrates the how and why, showing clearly that the methods we use to clear semi-autos can easily lead to unintentional discharges…"
"As such a common and everyday activity, the numbers behind injury and loss of life as a result of driving can be quite alarming. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 32,719 people died in traffic crashes in 2013. This figure, though quite disturbing, is by and large the result of entirely preventable incidents. Factors like drunk driving, distracted driving, and other dangerous driving behavior make up a large percentage of these deaths. For that reason, organizations like the California DMV are working hard to educate drivers to help them avoid risky driving while also informing them about necessary and helpful driving equipment such as flashlights, spare tires, and tire sealants like the popular and effective solutions from Ride-On. When it comes to vehicle accidents, two of the largest contributing factors are drunk driving and distracted driving."
"How long can you go without craving a hot, homemade meal, eating only cold rations and snacks? If you’ve ever been without power for more than just a couple of days, eating cold ravioli or tuna out of the can gets really old, really fast. Most survival minded people realize, better than most, that it doesn’t take much to disrupt the flow of electricity we depend upon for cooking. A natural disaster or freak weather event can turn the most modern home into a survivalist camp within a few hours. Electricity can also be interrupted by man-made crises, such as civil unrest, terrorism, or an EMP, making that hot meal a rare treat. A popular slogan among survivalists and preppers is, “Always have a back-up to your back-up.” When it comes to cooking, what is your back-up to your back-up? Do you have more than one way of cooking a hot meal when the power is down? One simple addition to your emergency preparedness is a solar oven. It’s a great way to get started cooking off the grid."
"The practice of being resilient requires time, money and energy. These three factors are in limited supply and thus you need to be selective on where to concentrate actions, which make you stronger towards potential risks. Action so starts from inspiration which comes from the media, the art, the books, the people, the events you experience. All of these ideas are the ingredients which are poured into the mixer (your head). From the mix a combination of habits, objectives, actions will define your life."
"Seismologists say there’s a 37 percent chance a magnitude 8.0 or 9.0 earthquake could hit Oregon in the next 50 years. It’s hard to imagine the power of these earthquakes. So, let’s break it down with sand."
"If you have read many of the articles I have posted on this site, you will know that I am a fan of Socrates and his method of teaching and dialog, where utilizing and formulating effective questions guide a student through the process of discovery, embodiment and hopefully action. Here are a series of questions – some taken from previous articles – and some that are new for this post. They represent a wide spectrum of questions that will help those who honestly and earnestly respond and reflect on the answers determine their position in the emergency preparedness process. I encourage those reading these vital preparedness planning questions to use them for personal reflection, family planning, business resiliency, small group discussion, lecturing and sharing with serious preparedness planners. To be answered individually or in a discussion group and for grabbing attention and stimulating interest – for yourself and others."
"How to render pig fat you ask? You didn’t? Let me share anyway because you never know when you will need to. Wilbur and Mabel lived a good life complete with back scratches, sprays with the hose on hot days, and lots of goat milk as treats. Well, all good things must come to an end and that end was the butcher making a house call. Not going to lie, it was pretty cool, and humbling, to see this come full circle. Well, The Principal wanted to keep the fat so we could render it. Um. OK?"
"When you think of bugging out, you may have some grand plans of sleeping under the stars and roughing it like a real survivor. Unfortunately, it isn’t quite as glamorous as many people assume. It may be incredibly cold or extremely hot. Both situations can be deadly. One of the most important rules of survival is in the top 5 Laws of 3. You have 3 hours to maintain your core body temperature. That means, you can only be really cold or really hot for about 3 hours before you start to experience hypothermia or hyperthermia. When your core body temperature fluctuates up or down by a couple of degrees from the 98.6 Fahrenheit goal, you are going to have problems. Symptoms come on quickly and spiral out of control even faster. You need to know how to prevent hypothermia and hypothermia and how to quickly treat it once you recognize the signs."
(Sgt Trainer: Keep in mind that if you are in the desert, there is usually a drastic temperature change between daytime highs and nighttime lows. You need to make sure you have sufficient ways to keep warm at night.)
"The Riminov Rebbe visited the Florida communities made up of South American immigrants from France, gave an unequivocal command to the Jews to leave and go to Israel, saying that there will be a civil war in the US."
"The drought in California is getting a lot worse. As you read this, snowpack levels in the Sierra Nevada mountains are the lowest that have ever been recorded. That means that there won’t be much water for California farmers and California cities once again this year. To make up the difference in recent years, water has been pumped out of the ground like crazy. In fact, California has been losing more than 12 million acre-feet of groundwater a year since 2011, and wells all over the state are going dry. Once the groundwater is all gone, what are people going to do? 100 years ago, the population of the state of California was 3 million, and during the 20th century we built lots of beautiful new cities in an area that was previously a desert. Scientists tell us that the 20th century was the wettest century in 1000 years for that area of the country, but now weather patterns are reverting back to normal. Today, the state of California is turning back into a desert but it now has a population of 38 million people. This is not sustainable in the long-term. So when the water runs out, where are they going to go?"
"A U.S. military exercise involving hundreds of special operations forces including Navy SEALs and Army Green Berets that is set to kick off in a number of states around the country and focus on the South and Southwest is prompting a number of patriot organizations to man up and launch what they describe as a massive "counter surveillance exercise." In response to these covert domestic military exercises, activists have launched a Facebook page titled "Counter Jade Helm Exercises" that is hosted by Pete Lanteri, former president of Icon Tactical Industries."
"If you’ve ever war-gamed some of your survival strategies in the wilderness, there’s a good chance that you’ve run into several challenges with your gear, especially in regards to space and weight. There’s only so much you can carry on your back, and if you take too much you’ll be completely exhausted in no time. So it’s important to cut down the size and weight of your gear in any way you can, while still maintaining a diverse selection of survival tools. However, if there’s on thing that tends to dominate both the space and the weight of your camping/bug out bag, it’s probably your shelter. Between the tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad, you might have anywhere between 25-50% of your carry weight dedicated to sheltering. Fortunately there are certain technologies on horizon that may be poised to replace the traditional tent/sleeping bag combo with something significantly lighter."
"Now even Israel – joined at the hip to the US though the relationship has run into rough waters – has applied to become a founding member of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Despite US gyrations to keep them from it, over 40 countries, including bosom buddies Australia, Britain, and Germany, have signed up to join. Japan is still wavering politely. The US government sees the China-dominated AIIB as competition to the US-dominated World Bank and Asian Development Bank. But now that it is clear even to the White House that the US can’t stop the tide, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew backpedaled vigorously on Tuesday. The government would welcome the AIIB, he suddenly said, as long as certain conditions are met, such as adequate transparency. So after this bruising setback, the US now has another opportunity to oppose China’s financial and monetary ambitions."
"Today, new Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed a bill that would have allowed gold and silver to be used as “legal tender” in the state, as required by the Constitution. Introduced by Rep. Mark Finchem and six cosponsors, House Bill 2173 (HB2173) re-affirms gold and silver as legal tender in the state of Arizona on a voluntary basis. It reads, in part: “Legal tender is money and is not subject to taxation or regulation as property other than money.” HB2173 passed the state House by an overwhelming 34-23 margin and the Senate concurred with a 17-12 vote. According to theAssociated Press, Ducey said “he didn’t feel the bill was appropriate at this time.” “Anyone who supports the Constitution should be outraged at Ducey,” said Mike Maharrey, national communications director of the Tenth Amendment Center. “If he thinks following one part of the Constitution is ‘inappropriate’ at this time, what other parts does he think are inappropriate – the 2nd or the 4th Amendment, maybe?”
"Should We Obey Authority … No Matter What? The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is coordinating with Christian ministers nationwide so that – if the government imposes MARTIAL LAW – the ministers will urge their flocks to OBEY the government. A number of Christian leaders say that Christians must obey the government … no matter what. For example, Robert Deffinbaugh – pastor at Community Bible Chapel in Richardson, Texas – says: Whether the government be totalitarian or democratic, the Christian’s obligation to submit to it is the same. This is not an unrealistic or abstract concept. After all, most churches in Nazi-era Germany supported the Nazis. The German clergy used the same rationale to support Hitler that many American churches are using today to demand obedience to authority … Romans 13. In reality, Christian (and Jewish) leaders throughout history have explained that we must disobey tyrannical governments."