"While most mainstream doctors are parroting the pro-vaccine propaganda that is being spread in the news, there are some doctors who are actually speaking out against vaccinations. Dr. Jack Wolfson of Arizona for example, has recently created a controversy by publicly advising parents not to vaccinate, even in the midst of the recent hysteria. Wolfson says that a healthy diet is way more effective against infectious diseases than vaccinations are. “We do not need to inject chemicals into ourselves and into our children in order to boost our immune system. I’m a big fan of what’s called paleo-nutrition, so our children eat foods that our ancestors have been eating for millions of years. That’s the best way to protect,” Wolfson said. His interview created an uproar among people who are in favor of vaccinations. Responding to his critics, Wolfson posted an unapologetic column where he calls attention to the many toxins that vaccines contain, saying that his critics should, “be angry with your doctor for being close-minded and not disclosing the ingredients in vaccines (not that they read the package insert anyway). They should tell you about the aluminum, mercury, formaldehyde, aborted fetal tissue, animal proteins, polysorbate 80, antibiotics, and other chemicals in the shots. According to the Environmental Working Group, newborns contain over 200 chemicals as detected by cord blood. Maybe your doctor feels a few more chemicals injected into your child won’t be a big deal.”
"For 73 months running the Fed has lashed the money markets to the gross financial anomaly of ZIRP. Never before in the history of the world has any central bank or other monetary authority decreed that overnight money shall be indefinitely free to gamblers or that liquid savers should have their hard earned wealth chronically confiscated by negative returns after inflation and taxes. And, needless to say, never have savers and borrowers in a free market struck a bargain night after night after night at 0% for six years running, either. Yet now comes another Fed meeting and announcement that our monetary overlords will be “patient” with zero cost money for several more meetings. Indeed, there are even hints that the era of ZIRP could extend beyond mid-summer—that is, for more than 80 months. So an urgent question screams out. Don’t these obstinate zealots realize that zero cost overnight money has only one use, and that is to fund the carry trades of Wall Street gamblers?"
"A new leak concerning the talks around the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) indicates that the floodgates could be opened even further for corporate influence. The leak has been analysed by the corporate watchdogs CEO and LobbyControl and shows that corporate influence on EU and US policies might dramatically increase via the chapter on so-called ‘regulatory cooperation’. The leak of the EU draft negotiating proposal dated January 23rd makes unmistakably clear that the EU is seeking a very ambitious chapter that strengthens the role of business in future regulatory legislation possibly via a new institution, the Regulatory Cooperation Body (RCB). Its role would be to coordinate the process of regulatory coherence between the US and the EU and would effectively limit policy space and sideline the public and civil organisations."
"My father Bob has long warned Sovereign Investor Daily readers about “civil asset forfeiture” — a legal provision that permits government to act against inanimate objects suspected of involvement in criminal activity — such as houses, land or money — independently of any criminal charges against the property’s owners. They can take your belongings, whether or not you have done anything wrong. In a reversal of the principle of “innocent until proven guilty,” it’s up to the owners of seized property to prove that it is “innocent.” If they’re unable — or can’t afford — to do so, such unlucky individuals simply lose their stuff, and police get to sell it for a profit or use it for themselves. It’s abused to such an extent that there’s a growing groundswell of demand for reform. So it’s great news that Attorney General Eric Holder has suspended federal participation in certain forms of asset forfeiture, right? Not so fast …"
"The latest corporate scam is to blame workers for the high unemployment rate. They say there is a skills gap. Even President Obama is in on the joke. In his most recent State of the Union address, Obama called for Congress to make community college free. Because nothing will get you a job more than an associate's degree from your local college. The real skills gap is the other way around: too many skills for the low-wage menial jobs that pervade the labor market. The person who makes your coffee or your Big Mac might be able to design the next major bridge or write for The New York Times. Instead of high school kids cooking up your lunch, true professionals are behind the counter, and the future of the country is behind it too. The longer they stay there, the odds increase that America will take a permanent backseat in global power. In one short century, we have gone from superpower to super size me, a plutocracy, a nation that wasted its most valuable resource: the energy and innovation of its own people."
"There is not a simple answer to the question. Much depends on your situation, your familiarity with campers, geography and type of crisis you would be dealing with. T ype of campers would include motor homes, travel trailers and truck campers. When people think of bug-out-vehicles (BOV) they think of a vehicle that can get them out of a dangerous area quickly. The vehicle is packed with emergency essentials and is ready to go at a moment’s notice. Bugging-out signifies haste, leaving an area that has become hostile, and that means leaving by the fastest and safest means possible, does a travel trailer or motor home fit that description. You can decide that based on a multitude of factors. If your home was destroyed by some type of a disaster and you had a camper/motor home then you have shelter. However, if the disaster has not struck yet, but if one forecasted or predicted and you feel you would have to bug-out, would you jump in your camper. If you did, would you be able to get clear of the area driving a motor home or pulling a trailer, versus simply getting in your vehicle or setting out on foot, this is the question you need to answer, and can you answer it before a disaster strikes."
"Many people have a reaction to a certain food and assume they are allergic to it, in most cases they are not, they have a food intolerance. It might sound like a one-word change is not overly important if a food makes a person sick, it makes them sick and that’s that. In reality, there is a massive distinction between the two in both the effects the conditions have on the body and the treatment required."
"Asymptomatic carriers are a group of people the medical profession dreads. These are people who can spread a virus in local communities and across international borders totally undetected. NONE of the measures set-up to stop Ebola victims boarding planes would detect these individuals. With no symptoms, they have no reason to believe that they are ill and, therefore, no reason to avoid international travel. They are the Typhoid Mary‘s of the modern day. The Institute and some larger pharmaceutical companies have been working on a vaccine for Ebola for some months and one of these vaccines is a modification of a very widely used measles vaccine, the type that has failed to stop the Disneyland spread in the current Californian measles outbreak. The new vaccine would supposedly protect those vaccinated against both measles and Ebola. Combining the two vaccines will effectively remove the choice from parents of children who have to show an up to date vaccination record before their children are enrolled in school. If the measles vaccination is compulsory, the Ebola vaccine would be impossible to opt out of. Although denied by governments we all know what happened when the MMR combined vaccine was introduced. The thought of an Ebola and measles combination will fill many people with dread, and understandably so."
(Sgt Trainer: I don't trust this action...at all!)
"A Soros-funded group arguing to replace the U.S. passport with a North American passport appears ready to take up the mantle of championing the concept of a European Union-style regional government to supersede the sovereignty of the United States, Mexico and Canada, fulfilling the dream of the late American University professor Robert Pastor. The future of the U.S. lies in North America, not in the United States as a sovereign nation, contends the New America Foundation, a Washington-based leftist think-tank with ties to Jonathan Soros, son of famed leftist billionaire George Soros. Appropriately named “New America,” the foundation believes the U.S. passport should soon become obsolete and replaced with a European Union-style passport issued for all citizens of the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Citizens would be redefined by their regional identity as “North Americans,” echoing President Obama’s claim in Spanish in his Dec. 17, 2014, announcement of his executive actions to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba, “Todos Somos Americanos,” or, “We are all Americans."
"The Feds have made their intentions known about conducting surveillance on a range of social media platforms covering everything from political speech, activist assembly, and even health. In tandem with corporate data harvesters, open public forums like Twitter and Facebook can provide a wealth of knowledge about general behavior, as well as real-time monitoring of activities. Troubling new research from the University of Rochester (full press release below) aims to go a step further: turning "any computer or smartphone with a camera into a personal mental health monitoring device." That's right, mental health. As you'll see, researchers hope that we will sign on willingly to have our interaction with social media scrutinized by an artificial intelligence algorithm that will evaluate our emotional stability."
"Funny thing about the image of the men who are making this change. Not one of them is wearing a uniform. That indicates that they are all civilians. They want to do away with the twenty year retirement option. That will make it even less attractive to join up. Military people work long hours, get mediocre pay and their benefits are being constantly cut, many serve in really hazardous duty, and now there’s this… another progressive attack on our military."
(Sgt Trainer: When you read the rest of the article at the link, you'll see that they're proposing the same type of action that was proposed a few years back when they tried to "privatize" Social Security.)
"We are really starting to see the price of oil weigh very heavily on the economy and on the stock market. On Tuesday, the Dow was down 291 points, and the primary reason for the decline was disappointing corporate sales numbers. For example, heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar is blaming the “dramatic decline in the price of oil” for much lower than anticipated sales during the fourth quarter of 2014. Even though Caterpillar is not an “energy company”, the price of oil is critical to their success. And the same could be said about thousands of other companies. That is why I have repeatedly stated that anyone who believes that collapsing oil prices are good for the U.S. economy is crazy. The key to how much damage this oil collapse is going to do to our economy is not how low prices ultimately go. Rather, the key is how long they stay at these low levels. If the price of oil went back to $80 a barrel next week, the damage would be fairly minimal. But if the price of oil stays at this current level for the remainder of 2015, the damage will be absolutely catastrophic. Just think of the price of oil like a hot iron. If you touch it for just a fraction of a second, it won’t do too much damage. But if you press it against your skin for an hour, you will be severely damaged for the rest of your life at the very least. So the damage that we are witnessing right now is just the very beginning unless the price of oil goes back up substantially."
"Among the free entitlements offered to lower-income individuals and those less fortunate are free cell phones subsidized by tax payments from the middle class. The program, originally designed under President Ronald Reagan and pushed into the mainstream by President George Bush, has exploded under President Obama with over 13 million phones issued to “qualified” individuals in 2014 alone. The phones are supposed to give people who would otherwise not be able to afford them a lifeline to emergency services and loved ones. But according to an undercover report by CBS News, the Lifeline Wireless program is plagued by outrageous levels of fraud. When you get your cell phone bill next month, take a look at the taxes you’re paying. You paid for those 13 million phones distributed to the “truly needy” last year. Moreover, when you do your personal income taxes this year and because you didn’t have health insurance last year as mandated under the Patient Affordable Care Act, you’ll be paying a tax of $95 or 1% of your income (whichever is higher) just so people like Duane can have a free cell phone, free rent, a free Obamaphone and, of course, affordable health insurance (that you yourself cannot afford because you are so well off)."
"Our words, voice, and opinions are our birth right and are protected. Free speech is not a luxury and it is certainly not handed down to us from a government. In Australia, and ramping up quickly in the United States, it seems some speech is more free than others. A press release on January 27th from long time expert and vaccine educator Dr. Sherri Tenpenny announced that she has cancelled speaking appearances scheduled for Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, and Gold Coast. The reason was due to pro-vaccine extremists calling for violence and making bomb threats against venue owners and their families in some cities originally scheduled for the healthy living seminars. Fellow vaccine lecturer Stephanie Messenger, who jointly decided to cancel her appearances along with Dr. Tenpenny, states that: “We have reached a point where we can no longer guarantee the safety of those attending the seminar. Some people were planning to bring babies. The threats have been persistent. We are not able to insure that the attendees would be safe from harm.” Unfortunately, the ones making these threats are still at large."
"In light of recent events, it’s become apparent that the public’s opinion of law enforcement is rapidly falling apart. Technology is partly to blame for giving the average citizen the ability to film police encounters at a moment’s notice, and post these videos on the internet for the world to see. There’s always been bad cops, but now their antics are being exposed now more than ever. Of course, that’s not even the half of it. The police wouldn’t get any bad exposure if they weren’t caught doing terrible things in the first place. A cursory look through a Facebook group like Copblock will give you page after page of cops being stupid, trigger happy, petty, and negligent (and those are just the links gathered from the last 24 hours). But I don’t think anything has sullied the reputation of American law enforcement more than their propensity for killing dogs. For most dog owners, their pets are members of the family. They treat them like their children. To walk onto someone’s property and shoot their dog, is like shooting their kid. And yet these cases are rarely, if ever, brought to court. It’s hard enough to convict a cop for murder. To the courts, reprimanding them for killing a dog would be laughable. A recent bill being proposed in Mississippi may make it even more difficult to hold the police accountable for these crimes. Specifically, if that dog is a pit bull. If this legislation passes, then anyone in the State of Mississippi who owns a pit bull may have their homes searched by the police without a warrant."
"According to Whittle’s presentation, the United States has more firearms per capita (90 per 100 residents) than any other country in the world — almost twice as many firearms per 100 people as number-two Serbia (58.2 per 100 residents). This is not shocking information, but the fact that the United States ranks number 111 out of 218 nations in the number of murders per hundred thousand residents should be. The piece goes on to say that if we removed the gun murder data for the 12 cities in the United States with the highest murder rates, all of which are Democrat Party-controlled cities with highly restrictive gun laws, the United States would drop to number 211 out of 218 countries. Detroit, with a rate of 54.6 murders per one hundred thousand residents, would alone be the number-two murder capital in the world behind Honduras, if Detroit were it’s own sovereign country. This correlation between gun ownership rates and murder rates certainly backs up the statistics compiled by Dr. John R. Lott, Jr. in his now-famous book on the subject, More Guns, Less Crime."
"Quietly behind the scenes - and not at all reflective of a collapsing global economy (because that would break the narrative of over-supply and pent-up demand) - The Baltic Dry Index plunged over 5% today to 632... That is the lowest absolute level for the global shipping rates indicator since August 1986..."
(Sgt Trainer: Bottom line is that the BDI indicates product consumption. Basically, the higher the BDI, the more goods are imported...and eventually sold to the consuming public. The lower the BDI, the less consumption is occurring...meaning folks are buying less goods. Despite what we are being told, if the BDI is this low, it is indicative that our economy is not flourishing like the government is telling us.)
"Drowning is not the violent, splashing, call for help that most people expect. Lifeguards are trained to recognize drowning by experts and it takes years of experience. Most families, on the other hand, learn what drowning looks like by watching television. If you spend time on or near the water (hint: that’s all of us) then you should make sure that you and your family knows what to look for whenever children enter the water. Drowning is almost always a deceptively quiet event. The waving, splashing, and yelling that dramatic conditioning (television) prepares us to look for, is rarely seen in real life. The Instinctive Drowning Response – so named by Francesco A. Pia, Ph.D., is what people do to avoid actual or perceived suffocation in the water. And it does not look like most people expect. There is very little splashing, no waving, and no yelling or calls for help of any kind. To get an idea of just how quiet and undramatic from the surface drowning can be, consider this: It is the number two cause of accidental death in children, age 15 and under (just behind vehicle accidents) – of the approximately 750 children who will drown next year, about 375 of them will do so within 25 yards of a parent or other adult. In ten percent of those drownings, the adult will actually watch them do it, having no idea it is happening. Drowning does not look like drowning. Except in rare circumstances, drowning people are physiologically unable to call out for help. The respiratory system was designed for breathing. Speech is the secondary or overlaid function. Breathing must be fulfilled, before speech occurs."
"Lately my husband and I have been having an ongoing conversation about the so-called “survival” and “prepper” movement. We both are more than a little dismayed with the entire phenomena. Many people don’t understand the concepts, skills or life choices often associated with “prepping” or survivalism by any other name. And that fact alone caused me to change the way I used advertising, meta tags and links for the old GRANNY MILLER website. Survivalism and Prepping, and the ignorance and fear mongering that often accompanies it has become a big business. I frankly find the terms “survivalism” or “prepping” to be positively inane. From my point of view, much of the “prepper” and “survivalist” mentality seems born of an apocalyptic Hollywood and TV Land fantasy founded upon fear, ignorance and on unabashed consumerism. The fact of the matter is, many of the skills and life choices often associated with modern survivalist living or prepping, were at one time the everyday skills and choices of simple living and traditional, old fashion common sense."
"Whatever the motivation, looting is wrong in my opinion and if it were happening to you, I am sure you would agree. There are some professionals (lawyers naturally)who have tried to justify looting in the context of a natural disaster by obliquely saying property rights are suspended and as such the looters aren’t technically stealing from anyone. Property without an owner needs to be redistributed. The example is when you leave your home because an impending hurricane, the property is no longer in your possession so it is fair game. Isn’t that special? But consider for a moment, a real collapse, not your garden variety incident that provokes the theft of TV’s, shoes, jewelry and clothes or the overturning of a cop car. In a real collapse scenario where you didn’t have FEMA coming with tent cities to take care of you, the power wasn’t coming back on, and nobody had jobs outside of survival; looting would take on a different meaning. In a real collapse, I think looters would quickly forget about electronic game consoles and would quickly move on to food and supplies. In this article I want to discuss some looter defense tactics to consider if the SHTF and the looters are coming down your street."
"There are two main concepts concerning heating a greenhouse without electricity. The first is by collecting the sun’s warmth as sunlight hits upon a dense material called thermal mass, such as rock and water. Thermal mass will absorb a lot of heat throughout the day and release that heat when temperatures drop at night. Utilizing thermal mass in a greenhouse is easy since it already receives much sunlight. The second concept is with composting, since compost piles produce heat as the microorganisms within them break down the organic materials into compost."
"Ammo in .22 long rifle is cheap and plentiful. Recently, prices for ammo have ticked up, and availability has been squeezed. But if you buy in advance of need, like any good prepper, you shouldn’t have too much trouble building a formidable supply for a modest sum. Pricing on .22LR varies from day to day. According to this massive post at The Firearm Blog, some of the lowest prices for 1000 or 500 round boxes are found at: Ammunition To Go and Natchez Shooters Supply. My take is that .22 ammo is cheap enough per round to make it worthwhile to spring for the more expensive stuff. CCI has some pricy .22 ammo that is very well made. Try different rounds in your gun, to see what works best. They have a copper-plated round nose bullet that is designed to feed reliably in ARs. Their segmented hollow point round breaks into three large pieces on impact, increasing terminal effects on game. Then they have a couple different versions of .22LR called “quiet-22″, rated at 68 decibels loudness at the shooter’s ear. They state that you don’t need hearing protection when shooting this round. Given the legal liability if that statement were false, I would have to say it is entirely believable. Check out some of the YouTube videos on quiet-22 ammo."