"When I bought my Blackberry, I thought about the 30-year business I ran with 1800 employees, all without a cell phone that plays music, takes videos, pictures and communicates with Face book and Twitter. I signed up under duress for Twitter and Face book, so my seven kids, their spouses, my 13 grand kids and 2 great grand kids could communicate with me in the modern way. I figured I could handle something as simple as Twitter with only 140 characters of space. My phone was beeping every three minutes with the details of everything except the bowel movements of the entire next generation. I am not ready to live like this. I keep my cell phone in the garage in my golf bag."
"While many will tell you the day is rapidly approaching where the truth will no longer be available to the masses because the mainstream media is nothing more than an arm for US government propaganda and some Alternative News sites are being created with the sole goal to provide disinfo in order to discredit Alternative Media as a whole, while those trying to share the truth are being targeted, attacked and gagged, I submit and will show you below, that day is already here."
"Apparently the Drug Enforcement Administration operates a 'Central Tracking System' through which "all DEA assets and investigative targets" are monitored in real time and historically. The information appears in a DEA request for information about GPS monitoring systems posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website in late February 2015. The request specifies that DEA is interested in learning about the most current GPS tracking technology capable of sending information to a remote server and establishing 'geofences', among other capabilities. The DEA wants to know about devices no larger than 4.7" x 2.8" x 1.75" and weighing less than two pounds."
"Arlington, Texas – A fully loaded and equipped SWAT team invaded Webb Elementary School for “Career Day” this week. The officers weren’t there to raid the school or arrest anyone, but they certainly looked like they were going to so. The SWAT officers were all carrying high-powered weapons and wearing paramilitary gear as if they were about to raid a terrorist organization. The police proudly bragged about the event on their Facebook page, posting a number of pictures with fully-clad SWAT members standing on a stage in front of small children. The police say that they were there to “educate” the children, but were these theatrics truly necessary for a career day at an elementary school? One of the comments on the facebook post by Arlington police summed up the entire premise of such a display:"
"There’s a petition regarding overhead aerosol spraying, similar to a petition about forced/mandatory vaccinations that needed 100,000 signatures. That petition, “PROHIBIT ANY LAWS MANDATING THE FORCE AND REQUIREMENT OF VACCINATIONS OF ANY KIND” apparently was ‘stopped’ for three days, but, eventually, after activists brought that ‘malfunction’ to the public’s attention, gathered 126,877 signatures on the White House petition website, “We the People,” by the time I was writing this article the evening of March 6, the petition’s closing date. The aerosol spraying petition, “Immediately stop the aerosol spraying of our nation’s skies,” has only 380 signatures as of March 6th, and needs 99,620 signatures by March 19, 2015 in order to get the president’s attention."
"On September 29th 2011, a group of masked men, who ended up being police, burst into the Paseo Boricua Grocery & Deli in Chicago. Witnesses say they initially thought it was a robbery. It turned out to be the police showing up to kidnap five men taking them to the secret detention warehouse known as Homan Square, a facility just publicly uncovered last week that sparked a protests in Chicago and nationwide.
"Today a 40-year market veteran sent King World News an incredibly important piece that warns the world is about to witness orchestrated financial destruction and social unrest that is beyond imagination. This piece exclusively for KWN also discusses why the financial destruction and social unrest will engulf the entire world."
"If you live with fear and anxiety, you are not alone. Anxiety is the most common mental illness in the U.S.—more than 50 million people have been diagnosed with anxiety at some point throughout their lives. Thankfully, Friedemann Schaub, MD, PhD, gives anxiety sufferers a whole new way of looking at and addressing their disorder in his book (Electronic University, 2012). One of the simplest yet most effective techniques for combatting a limiting belief is to replace it with a new, empowering one. In The Fear and Anxiety Solution: A Breakthrough Process for Healing and Empowerment with Your Subconscious Mind, Dr. Schaub outlines three steps to take if you want to establish a new core belief:"
"We all have the best of intentions in the beginning of summer. We plan on spending the season growing a beautiful lush garden. As the summer drags on, avoiding the heat becomes the top priority. From the neglect, your garden suffers. The plants may not be thriving, there may be bug infestations, or root rot. Inevitably, if there are enough issues, you give up altogether and call it a summer. What you may not realize is there are laws that you must follow to ensure your plants have the best environment to thrive in. These gardening laws are essential in giving your plants a fighting chance at giving you a big harvest."
"Massachusetts' ban on the private possession of stun guns—an "electrical weapon" under the statute—does not violate the Second Amendment right to bear arms, the state's top court has ruled. The decision says (PDF) that the US Constitution's framers never envisioned the modern stun-gun device, first patented in 1972. The top court said stun guns are not suitable for military use, and that it did not matter whether state lawmakers have approved the possession of handguns outside the home."
"The one thing that gets us through the chaos caused by Barack Obama’s presidency is the countdown to its finish, knowing that this should be his last term in office. However, evidence is quickly mounting that a third term is on the horizon. Each day and every scandal seems to indicate that the nightmare of a third term is a real threat."
"In yet another example of the growing trend of the process of acclimatization of the general public to an open military presence on American streets as well as greater cooperation between the US Military and civilian law enforcement, South Carolina was recently the scene of a statewide “emergency preparedness” drill that incorporated both of these aspects in a visible form."
"A new bill has been proposed which would allow police officers to enter any home, regardless of whether or not they have a warrant, if there is a pit bull on the property. Even worse, the bill would allow officers to shoot and kill the dog if only a handful of conditions were met. The Huffington Post reported that measure would make Mississippi the only state in history with a policy against a specific dog breed. House Bill 1261 not only says police may enter homes without warrants, but they could actually kill the animal if they determine the dogs are “not under proper restraint when on the premises of its owner” or if they are not wearing vaccination tags and “attempts to peacefully capture the dog have been made and proven unsuccessful.”
"While most of us have been busy thinking about net neutrality, guess what Google has been doing. The leading search engine has decided to change the criteria it uses for ranking content on the internet, so that content will no longer be ranked by popularity, as it has been since the beginning. The new ranking system will instead use what it has determined to be ‘truth’ as its ranking tool. This Orwellian move opens the door for Google to homogenize thought and become the global arbiters of truth, with the ability to send content it declares as ‘untrue’ into the dustbin of obscurity."
"A medical caregiver has many responsibilities in a disaster. Everyone knows that their duty is to deal with injuries and illness, but few are aware of their obligation as medical archivist; that is, they are responsible for knowing the medical history of the people under their care. Part of that medical history includes what medicines to which a patient is allergic. Many people will report that they are allergic to a particular drug. The reasons for this could be:"
"All of you have a natural sense of the space (distance) that you keep between yourselves called your personal space. Your invisible circles. Your ‘safe’ perimeter. Your personal boundaries. Particularly when you are among strangers, your situational awareness is at work (even unknowingly) while you constantly gauge and adjust your distance between yourself and others – while standing, while walking, and even while driving. Here’s what you need to watch out for…"
"Often heard in the prepper community - particularly among the peak oil subset - is the notion that large cities are simply unsustainable. The population level I most often hear cited as too big to be sustainable is 100,000, although many folks think even smaller populations are unsustainable. Over the years, I've actually heard more than a few folks say that even small towns of more than a few dozen people are unsustainable. The idea is that large population centers are only made possible by a combination of the technology of the Industrial Revolution and the advent of oil (and steam) based transportation. Without these modern advantages, it is impossible to provide the food and other goods needed to sustain a large population. But is this true? Rather than discussing theories of sustainability, I decided to take a look at the judgment of history. Did large cities exist and thrive before the Industrial Revolution (about 1760) and modern transportation (1800s)?"
"How well do you know you know your neighbors? Last year I had a mini-flash flood in my backyard. We had torrential rains and several homes were flooded. We were okay, but some of our neighbors’ homes were flooded with water and mud. Some swimming pools were filled with muddy water. Our dirt/sand here is reddish orange. It stains clothes and shoes. The rocks in Southern Utah are beautiful to look at, climb, repel and walk on nature trails, but when we have too much rain in a very short time it can be very dangerous. We had neighbors texting each other to make sure everyone was okay. We were asking questions like, “are you okay” or “do you need sandbags”? The rain and hail actually pitted cars, garage doors, front doors, and gates. Some cars were so badly pitted they looked like some rocks had been thrown at them. The reason I want to share these 15 ways to get to know your neighbor is because we might just need that family that lives six doors down to come and help in a fire, a tornado, a hurricane, a flood, an earthquake, or simply a torrential rain storm."
"I, an incurable Ax Junkie, hereby nominate the man or woman responsible for hafting a stone to the end of a stick as the first inductee in the Tool-User Hall of Fame. Second only to clubs, axes are possibly the oldest tool known to man. This wooden lever attached to a stone, a simple machine, was in use over 30,000 years ago revolutionizing not only our “survival kits”, but our destiny as tool-users!"
"Personal finance experts like Dave Ramsey, Suze Orman and many others recommend that you build up to and keep a six month cash reserve on hand. This is good advice for many reasons but does it make sense for someone who is prepping? After all, you have expenses other people don’t have – expenses related to building your food stockpile, building a useful bug out bag, stockpiling water and other essentials. Let’s take a look at the reason finance experts recommend a reserve and see how it might fit into your lifestyle as a prepper."
"I haven’t had much to blog about recently when it comes to the “crash prophets”- Marc Faber, Jeremy Grantham, Jim Rogers, and Peter Schiff. I have noticed one thing though. These individuals appear to be coming under a growing barrage of attacks in the mainstream media and elsewhere lately. Following them as I have for a number of years (anyone remember when I used to be the editor of Investorazzi.com, “Tracking The World’s Greatest Investors,” from 2008 to 2010?), the harsh atmosphere feels a lot like it did in the middle of the last decade, when these four were calling for the bottom to fall out of the housing and stock markets, the economy, and larger financial system- and were subsequently ridiculed for it. We all know what happened next. And the initial pain could have been a hell of a lot worse if Washington and the Fed hadn’t papered up that debacle and kicked it down the road a few years into the future. As for their antagonists back then? Well, a particular line from “Grace” the school secretary in the 1986 film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off comes to mind when I think of their fate:"
"On Friday, we learned that the official “unemployment rate” has fallen to 5.5 percent. Since an unemployment rate of 5 percent is considered to be “full employment” by many economists, many in the mainstream media took this as a sign that the U.S. economy has almost fully “recovered” since the last recession. In fact, according to the Wall Street Journal, some Federal Reserve officials believe that “the U.S. economy is already at full employment“. But how can this possibly be? It certainly does not square with reality. Personally, I know people that have been struggling with unemployment for years and that still cannot find a decent job. And I get emails from readers all the time that are heartbroken because they are suffering through extended periods of unemployment. So what in the world is going on? How can the government be telling us that we are nearly at “full employment” when so many people can’t find work? Could it be possible that the government numbers are misleading? It is my contention that the official “unemployment rate” has become so politicized and so manipulated that it is essentially meaningless at this point. The following are 10 reasons why…"
"The parents of a four-year-old were shocked when a policeman threatened to confiscate their daughter’s bike as she was riding on the pavement. On Monday morning Sophie Lindley, 4, was riding her bike with stabilisers on a lead held by her father Dale, as they made their way along Trent Road as they regularly do on the journey from their home on Wilks Road to The West Grantham Academy St John’s. Mr Lindley said: “A police car pulled over and told me she had to get off her bike as it is against the law to ride on the footpath. “He then drove off but said he’d be checking his mirrors, and if he saw her riding the bike again he would confiscate it.” Mr Lindley complied, despite then having to carry his crying daughter, her bike, and various other possessions. On returning home, both his wife, Emma, and mother-in-law, Margaret Stephenson, were shocked by the events, and after looking into the law themselves rang up Grantham police station only to get contradictory responses. Mrs Stephenson said: “One said the law applied to everyone – no-one can ride a bike on the pavement. But another said it shouldn’t have happened, as it’s different with children.”