"None more magnificent, These horses were originally bred as “war horses” in the days of knights and armor. As armor got heavier, bigger horses were needed, and the Friesian almost became extinct. They are back and are one of the most beautiful horses in stature as well as gait. What gorgeous animals! Just watching them becomes an emotional experience. Can you imagine what it would be like to ride one? Their manes and tails are among the longest seen, and I noticed that when performing on grass, their hoofs do not kick up a divot, as they land flat footed. Creatures such as these are what makes this world so special. These horses are native to the Netherlands. Have your audio on."
"There’s many good reasons to own silver. However, one of the most important is shown in the chart below. Investors don’t realize the huge problems facing the U.S. and world going forward. While some more enlightened investors understand the upcoming calamity due to our highly leveraged debt-based fiat monetary system, most have no idea just how bad things will get in the future. This goes way beyond protecting ones wealth with precious metals in a collapsing fiat monetary system. When the fiat monetary system disintegrates, so will the JUST IN TIME SUPPLY CHAIN SYSTEM in which we most certainly depend on for our goods and services. However, I won’t get into an in-depth article about those factors today, rather I am going to present the chart that will offer a realization why SILVER will be one of the best stores of wealth in the future."
"So what are you planning for? Are you planning to “bugout” to the hills at the first sign of societal trouble? Are you planning to stand fast, and defend hearth and home against the entitlement zombie hordes? Are you planning to thwart the evil empire’s designs on your community, as a member of the militia? Are you basing your preps on some fiction or non fiction book you read that gave you an idea for what might happen? There are plenty of scenarios out there, some plausible, some, not so much, but the important things are these. 1) Do you have general. realistic preps in place. 2) Do you have a solid, well thought out and realistic plan to deal with the general and specific concerns you’ve identified. 3) Are you physically and/or logistically equipped and able to carry out the planned responses to these threats. We’ll talk about these three things in order."
"President Barack Obama launched a rhetorical assault on guns in one of the most gun friendly states in the nation while speaking at a town hall event in Columbia, South Carolina, Friday. “As long as you can go in some neighborhoods and it is easier for you to buy a firearm than it is for you to buy a book, there are neighborhoods where it is easier for you to buy a handgun and clips than it is for you to buy a fresh vegetable, as long as that’s the case, we’re going to continue to see unnecessary violence,” Obama said in a response to a question at the town hall meeting at Benedict College."
""The civilian labor force participation rate, at 62.8 percent, changed little in February and has remained within the narrow range of 62.7 to 62.9 percent since April 2014," the BLS said in its release on the February employment data. 92,898,000 Americans were not in the labor force in February, according to data released from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on Friday. The labor force participation rate is the percentage of the civilian noninstitutional population who participated in the labor force by either having a job during the month or actively seeking one. In February, according to BLS, the nation’s civilian noninstitutional population, consisting of all people 16 or older who were not in the military or an institution, reached 249,899,000. Of those, 157,002,000 participated in the labor force by either holding a job or actively seeking one. The 157,002,000 who participated in the labor force was 62.8 percent of the 249,899,000 civilian noninsttutional population, which matches the 62.8 percent rate in April, May, June, and October of 2014 as well as the participation rate in March of 1978. The participation rate hit its lowest level since February 1978 (62.7 percent) in September and December of 2014."
(Sgt Trainer: Read how they spin it...instead of admitting that the economy and severe drop in manufacturing jobs over the past years played no part with this!)
"Since the events of September 11, 2001, actions by successive U.S. administrations – backed by legislation such as the Patriot Act and the FISA Amendments Act (FAA) – have eroded privacy provisions guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution. Lawsuits challenging these actions have languished, with the U.S. Supreme Court having declined to hear the one case to reach it for review, Clapper vs. Amnesty International."
"The evidence for the abominable toxicity of Round Up chemicals like glyphosate is already overwhelming, yet there seems to be a never-ending stream of research and evidence pointing toward their dangers. A new study has just been published showing that farmers in Sri Lanka exposed to glyphosate through drinking water are 5 times more likely to develop chronic kidney failure than those who don’t drink herbicide-polluted water. Farmers in this part of the world often wear scant protection when spraying glyphosate on their rice fields, but it seems that this protection is not enough. The fact that Round Up has contaminated their drinking water is an example of how multi-tiered the problem of herbicidal toxicity truly is. Big Ag chemicals, more specifically, biotech’s chemicals (since their GM rice, soy, corn, and other genetically altered seeds are meant to withstand copious amounts of spaying) are detrimental to humans and the environment from the moment they are sprayed to years later. In this case, the toxicity is felt when residents of small rural villages drink from wells that have contaminated ground water due to spraying."
"A Republican state senator in Arizona proposed legislation this week that would end a ban on sawed-off shotguns, silencers and nunchakus in the state. Sen. Kelli Ward (R-Lake Havasu City), a prolific gun rights legislator, introduced the proposal as an amendment to a separate bill aimed at restoring firearm ownership rights to felons when a judge determines they have served their time."
"Brian and Valerie Wilson “really want a family.” They applied to become foster parents, but were ultimately rejected by the Nevada Department of Child and Family Services. The reason behind their rejection has left the parents “heartbroken.” Due to a regulation that requires that prospective foster parents store guns and ammunition in separate and secure containers, the Wilsons were deemed unfit to become foster parents because they legally carry concealed firearms."
(Sgt Trainer: The title is correct. I'm irate! Maybe Nevada's DCFS would prefer the kids were with abusive parents just to prove a point!??? This is the most IDIOTIC bunch of garbage I've seen for a whIle!)
"My 2009 interview with Dr. Barbara Starfield, a year and a half before she died, focused on her stunning exposure of medically caused death in America. Starfield was a revered public health expert at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Her July 26, 2000, review, “Is US health really the best in the world?”, was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. In other words, this was a mainstream report. There was every reason for it to cause a firestorm in the press, and in the halls of government. But that’s not what happened. After a flurry of press stories, intentional amnesia set in. If you’re looking for evidence that institutionalized American medicine doesn’t care about killing people, here it is. Medical societies don’t care, most doctors don’t care, medical schools don’t care, public-health agencies don’t care, Congress doesn’t care, the Department of Justice doesn’t care, Presidents don’t care, drug companies don’t care, insurance companies don’t care. As for major media and medical reporters, they intentionally hide this story and its implications every day of every year. When people with the power to do something about medically caused death—and I’m talking about huge numbers of victims—know what’s going on and ignore it…what do you call that? Depraved indifference? Negligent homicide? I call it murder. Mass murder."
(Sgt Trainer: This is a must read!)
"Dear God I’ve heard it all now. I was cruising around the web at silly o’clock this morning, the dog needed to go out and woke me at an ungodly hour, which is rare so I’m not too seething about it. Anyway, I came across an article on Infowars regarding food and it’s links to racism… no I’m not joking. (Neither am I saying that Infowars agrees with this stance, they are just reporting on it.) It transpires that I am a racist. There is no doubt apparently, my food choices give me away. At first I thought this was a spoof, but no, I clicked the links and read for myself the articles that indicate beyond doubt that I am indeed a racist. So I sent the following email to a bunch of friends:"
"Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) has reintroduced legislation to do away with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Sensenbrenner, a senior Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, said the policies under ATF’s jurisdiction could be easily incorporated into other agencies. Moreover, he argued, the ATF has become embroiled in too many controversies in recent years, like the botched “Fast and Furious” gun-tracking operation. “The ATF is a scandal-ridden, largely duplicative agency that lacks a clear mission. Its ‘Framework’ is an affront to the Second Amendment and yet another reason why Congress should pass the ATF Elimination Act,” Sensenbrenner said in a statement. The ATF has drawn the ire of Republican lawmakers for its proposed ban on an armor-piercing bullet used in AR-15 rifles. Republicans say that hunters frequently use the bullets. The bureau says it initiated the regulation to help protect law enforcement officers from bullets that can pierce armored vests. Sensenbrenner’s bill would transfer the ATF’s functions related to guns, explosives and violent crime to the FBI. Meanwhile, responsibilities regarding alcohol and tobacco laws would fall under the Drug Enforcement Administration’s jurisdiction."
(Sgt Trainer: Concur! Works for me!)
"Over the past 20 years, we’ve watched as the body of America’s manufacturing base was gutted, disassembled, and outsourced to countries like China. By itself, that poses some serious problems for our blue-collar workers, but the Chinese companies that have taken over these industries have managed to add insult to injury, by turning once great American brands into shoddy product lines that are a shadow of their former selves. When most people think of American products that are now made in China, usually things like toys, electronics, shoes, and even American flags come to mind. Of all the industries that have been outsourced however, the knife and cutlery industry is often overlooked. Most knife enthusiasts probably know this already. Nowadays, it can be difficult to find quality, affordable knives that are still made in America. It seems like the bulk of the knife market is at best, “Assembled in the USA” which is really just a code word for “Made in China.” However, there are still a few US knife companies that continue to make awesome blades in America. In fact, some of these holdouts may never make it to China, due to the backlash of their consumer base. Every time a knife company moves to China, their quality significantly diminishes, and unlike other markets, knife enthusiasts are more than willing to vote with their wallets. So if you’re looking for an American made blade that will last a lifetime, fret not. You won’t have to look very far."
"We want to believe we live in the land of the free, but as you’ll see in the micro-documentary from Future Money Trends below, that America no longer exists. The rule of law has been supplanted. Those who govern do so with an iron fist. They serve themselves at the expense of the people who elected them. What they teach our children at school and what they disseminate to the general public via the mainstream airwaves is an illusion. The America you want to believe in… The America you may even believe you live in… is not a reality. The America you have read and learned about is a foreign nation. The America you want to know is in the past… it died long ago. Its current population has been hard wired to believe in something that is nothing more than an illusion… We’ve been told so many fairy tales that the average American is now living in a delusional state. He has been taught that he is free when he is not free. Americans today are forced to buy services from private companies, forced to surrender part of their wages… they even need a permission slip to travel abroad… The average American commits three arguable felonies a day… The State has become a complete burden on the people and is a vicious master that seems to get away with anything it wants. Some Americans are now being forced to even pay the debts of their dead parents."
"After years of prepping, and consulting with clients about prepping, I’ve noticed that a few of the same questions keep coming up over, and over again in those conversations. The most popular questions are, what is the best survival gun, and the second most asked question is what is the best martial art for self-defense. Well to answer those questions once and for all – there is no “best” survival gun, and no best martial art. The best really of either is relative to the situation that you’re in and the individual themselves. We have covered firearms in hundreds of different articles over at TheSurvivalistBlog.net, so we won’t get into firearms and those choices here. However we haven’t talked about martial arts and hand-to-hand self-defense nearly as much. But considering the fact that an assault happens on average every two minutes in the United States, I wanted to tell you about a great self-defense video training course that I started taking a few weeks age – it’s called Krav Maga In No Time."
"A bomb calorimeter is used to measure the food energy that is in a food item. So if you want to know how much food storage you need to survive for a month, you could stick some samples inside one of these babies, light it up, and then hire a scientist to interpret the results. However, these bomb calorimeters are not used to create the numbers you see on today's nutritional labels because they burn everything, and the body does not. A bomb meter thus gives a higher food energy number than what is realistic."
"Do you have a ton of extra vegetables like carrots and potatoes lying around each year? Have you run out of canning space and room in your home? If you answered “yes” to these questions, you should consider installing a root cellar. A root cellar is a great way to store any produce you have left over from harvest. The underground cellar was very popular back in the old days before refrigeration and other storage methods. Many old farms and homes will have a cellar somewhere on the property. If you do not have a cellar, you should consider getting one. Anyone who wants to have food storage should have some sort of root cellar."
"Many of our readers are often surprised that a medical doctor and nurse devote a portion of their writing to dental issues. Few people who are otherwise medically prepared seem to devote much time to dental health. History, however, tells us that problems with teeth take up a significant portion of the medic’s patient load. In the Vietnam War, medical personnel noted that fully half of those who reported to daily sick call came with dental complaints. In a long-term survival situation, you might find yourself as dentist as well as nurse or doctor."
"With the economy tanking and so many bad things happening all around us (the latest one being that pretty tense situation in Ukraine), a lot of people are starting to wonder if it’s time to take steps to protect themselves and their families. Should you be preparing for that “doomsday scenario” preached about by lots of survival gurus? It certainly can’t hurt. I must admit that reading the daily news, sometimes it feels just like it was in the fifties when we were engaged in a cold war (about to turn hot and nuclear) with the Russians and people were digging fallout shelters and hoarding supplies like there was no tomorrow. Fortunately, the day of reckoning never came, but I bet that many of those fallout shelters are still in place, waiting for their moment of fame and glory."