"Moran said he did not plan to read the entire bill before voting because “I trust the leadership.” “Do you think [House Speaker John] Boehner and [Senate Majority Leader Harry] Reid have read it?” asked CNSNews. “I know their staff has,” Moran responded. When pressed directly about his knowledge of every aspect of the massive National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2015, House Speaker Boehner (R-Ohio) assured CNSNews he was aware of all aspects of the multi-faceted, complex bill. “I’ve been through almost every part of that bill, as it was being put together,” he said. “So, trust me, I am well aware of what’s in that bill.” House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) also indirectly acknowledged the near impossibility for anyone to read such a comprehensive bill. He told CNSNews he had not read the full text, but understands its contents."
(Sgt Trainer: What a load of bollocks!! Ensuring they are FULLY COGNIZANT of ANY and ALL information in a piece of legislation is why the politicians are there. That is their job...KNOWING what is in there and ENSURING that there are no surprises!! Failing to fully read and understand each piece of legislation is like us signing a contract without reading the FINE PRINT...and then complaining about how we were shafted when the fine print jumps up and bites us in the rear end!! AND...we are NOT allowed to use "we didn't know" as a defense when we get caught in the legal jargon that holds us accountable for something we did not understand. Having their "staff" read and understand legislation and then counting on their "word" is not a defense in exactly the same manner of us trying to claim "our lawyer read it and told me it was O.K.!")
"This antenna will extend the range of your WiFi or 2.4GHz devices (like surveillance cameras) into many miles and kilometers. A yagi antenna is basically a telescope for radio waves. I tired the pringle can antenna and the Yagi beats it hands down in performance."
37 Million Bees Found Dead in Canada After Large GMO Crop Planting
"The makers of neonicotinoids, the bee-killing insecticide that was banned all over Europe, won’t be able to refute this latest phenomenon. Millions of bees were found dead after GMO corn was planted in Ontario, Canada. This isn’t new news, but it should be known news. The keeper of these bees, Dave Schuit, who produces honey, reported that he lost over 600 hives – around 37 million bees."
"While it is possible to live without electricity and all the conveniences that go along with electricity, it would be difficult. Those with medical conditions that require portable oxygen or chilled medication, for example, will need a power source if the power grid goes down, so decisions must be made as to how to supply your home with the much-needed electricity when the grid fails."
"Many blame the people who need help instead of pointing the finger at a system designed to get as many people on the dole as possible. The government and the corporations it represents literally advertise to get as many people on food stamps as they can and then keep them there as a captured market for Wall St. banks, mega food corporations that churn out a bunch of crap food, and mega box and grocery stores that sell all that crap."
"You know how the propaganda machine loves to crank up the push on flu shots every year. Well, this year’s batch is so ineffective even the notoriously dishonest optimistic CDC and pro-Pharma mainstream sources can’t tell you that you’re protected with a straight face. The Center for Disease Control (and Big Pharma Pimp Extraordinaire) released an advisory yesterday letting us know that the vaccine is not really a very good match to the flu circulating this year. (The emphasis below is mine)."
"This US Army training film shows us the principles of physics involved in design and functioning of weapons and ammunition, with particular reference to their artillery application."
"Lawmakers added a bipartisan series of long-awaited energy and public lands measures to a compromise defense bill. Congress had not passed any significant bills related to public lands in years, frustrating lawmakers from western states with large swaths of publicly owned and managed property. The proposed National Defense Authorization Act, considered a must-pass bill to enable the Defense Department’s programs to continue, had its text released late Tuesday night after months of negotiations by the House and Senate."
"Bayer’s Liberty Link GMO crops made to withstand glufosinate ammonium (GLA) herbicide are linked directly to autism-like symptoms, according to a new study. Even in low doses, both pre and post-natal exposure to GLA caused symptoms in laboratory mice. Published in Frontiers of Behavioral Neuroscience, the study outlines how GLA, one of the most widely used herbicides in agriculture is harming neurological health. Pointing to the findings of previous research linking herbicides and autism, as well as with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, the study explains that pesticide and herbicide exposure weakens the basic structure of the brain. The developmental impact of GLA was examined by exposing female mice to low dose GLA during both pre- and postnatal periods and analyzed potential developmental and behavioral changes of the offspring during infancy and adulthood."
"Although the Palmetto State’s legislature does not begin session until January, gun bills are flying during the prefiling period to include two that would block federal gun control measures and a third to take guns from domestic abusers. The two gun rights bills, both sponsored by South Carolina Senate Republican Lee Bright, were filed Wednesday in Columbia. Titled the South Carolina Firearms Liberty Act and the Second Amendment Preservation Act, in tandem they would effectively nullify what the measures term unconstitutional actions taken by the federal government in regards to infringement of the right to keep and bear arms. “Every state helps the feds enforce their gun control in major ways,” said Scott Landreth, spokesman for the Shall Not Campaign, a gun rights group that supports similar legislation. “The federal government simply cannot enforce gun control in South Carolina without the help of South Carolina.”
"Some of the top medical procedures in the world involve either radiating, poisoning or surgical removal of human tissue. To medical professionals, the solution is to eliminate the problem in the fastest way possible, regardless of the short or long-term consequences. Think twice before you decide to commit to any of these procedures. There is always an alternative."
"In three weeks, Utah intends to seize control of 31.2 million acres of its own land now under the control of the federal government. At least, that’s the plan. In an unprecedented challenge to federal dominance of Western state lands, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert in 2012 signed the “Transfer of Public Lands Act,” which demands that Washington relinquish its hold on the land, which represents more than half of the state’s 54.3 million acres, by Dec. 31. So far, however, the federal government hasn’t given any indication that it plans to cooperate. Still, state Rep. Ken Ivory, who sponsored the legislation, isn’t deterred. “That’s what you do any time you’re negotiating with a partner. You set a date,” said Mr. Ivory. “Unfortunately, our federal partner has decided they don’t want to negotiate in good faith. So we’ll move forward with the four-step plan that the governor laid out.” In other words, there won’t be any escorting of federal officials by state troopers to the eastern border. Instead, he said, state officials will proceed with a program of education, negotiation, legislation and litigation."
"Hang on to your hats, America. And throw away that big, fat Styrofoam finger while you’re about it. There’s no easy way to say this, so I’ll just say it: We’re no longer No. 1. Today, we’re No. 2. Yes, it’s official. The Chinese economy just overtook the United States economy to become the largest in the world. For the first time since Ulysses S. Grant was president, America is not the leading economic power on the planet. It just happened — and almost nobody noticed. The International Monetary Fund recently released the latest numbers for the world economy. And when you measure national economic output in “real” terms of goods and services, China will this year produce $17.6 trillion — compared with $17.4 trillion for the U.S.A. As recently as 2000, we produced nearly three times as much as the Chinese."
"On page 13 of the IMF Working Paper entitled Sovereign Debt Restructurings 1950–2010: Literature Survey, Data, and Stylized Facts, you will find this timeline on how to deal with the coming Sovereign Debt Default. Behind the Curtain, they know what is coming. They appear to be even using our timing. Numerous emails have come in asking about are they using our models? In all reality, they most certain pay attention. Whether our warnings are being taken alone is another question one would think the answer is no. The G20 have their own serious red flags going up in Europe where Brussels is now entering a Brut Force Attack against democratic forces to sustain their power. The failure to have consolidated the debts of Europe is now haunting them in the worst economic nightmare in financial history. Brussels is vulnerable on every front because a crisis in one member becomes a contagion that spreads to all. If Mississippi went into default in the USA, that would not impact US federal debt as is the case in Europe spreading to everyone."
"If you think it's a half-baked idea to legally protect kids' rights to play with their food, think again, says one Texas lawmaker. Rep. Ryan Guillen, D-Rio Grande City, has filed a bill that would prohibit schools from punishing students who use their hands, playthings and, yes, even pastry items to mimic firearms. The proposed legislation also would protect students through the fifth grade who play with toy guns or draw or possess pictures of guns. Guillen said he filed the bill after a second- grader in suburban Maryland was suspended for two days in March 2013 for chewing his Pop- Tart into the shape of a gun. A similar situation has not arisen in Texas. "Texas students shouldn't lose instruction time for holding gun-shaped Pop-Tart snacks at school," said Guillen. "This bill will fix this."
"Through rampant and unchecked genetic manipulation, multinational biotechnology juggernauts like Monsanto continue to churn out genetically modified creations that threaten the entire planet in a way that we have never before witnessed throughout history. Examining the role of genetic manipulation, even going beyond the affects on human health, it’s easy to see how the very genetic integrity of the environment can be compromised in the blink of an eye — and that’s even more concerning than the potential human health effects. Here are 5 ways Monsanto continues to threaten life on our planet, and perhaps more importantly, what we can do about it:"
"A pair of massive, once-in-a-generation storms lambasted regions of the U.S., leaving in their wake destruction, some death and havoc. Hundreds of thousands of people were without food, shelter and power, many for weeks on end. But Americans responded like they always do after such disasters, whether they occur on home soil or abroad: They opened up their pocketbooks and donated to charities ostensibly aimed at helping victims. In particular, according to a recent investigative report by ProPublica and National Public Radio, Americans sent the Red Cross hundreds of millions of dollars because they believed that their donations would be well used to relieve the suffering of victims pounded by Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Isaac. It didn't happen. Per the report: The Red Cross botched key elements of its mission after Sandy and Isaac, leaving behind a trail of unmet needs and acrimony, according to an investigation.... The charity's shortcomings were detailed in confidential reports and internal emails, as well as accounts from current and former disaster relief specialists."
"Liberal love to rail against Walmart and other corporations but the bottom line is government makes almost three times as much “profit” from retail sales than the actual retailer. So if you wonder who’s profiting the most off of your purchases, the answer is government, not the “greedy” corporations!"
"The maximum dosage of painkillers that one can safely ingest has been debated back and forth many a time, even by the medical community itself. As with all the first aid articles on this website, this article is not designed to offer professional medical advice, nor should it be seen as a replacement for asking a professional medical practitioner your questions. Rather, it stands to present aggregated facts in a concise manner so that a very general understanding of what overdosing on common painkillers would look like versus how much would be, under most conditions, considered likely to be safe."
"Last week, I wrote an article in which I quoted outdoor and primitive living expert Les Stroud of "Survivorman" fame in reference to the concept of "The 5 Ws of Survival" that he had spoken of previously on one of his many TV programs. Thinking back, I remembered another useful concept he likewise put out there, which he referred to as the "Survival Zones of Assessment." So, let's talk about that one for a bit. For the sake of this discussion, let's imagine that you find yourself stranded in your car in a lonely, isolated area, perhaps in a blizzard. That was actually one of two scenarios in which I can remember seeing this method utilized on his show, so it should work well for our purposes. With that in mind, let's use this example of setting and examine each zone of assessment the way that Mr. Stroud suggests and see if we can't make a good appraisal of our current situation:"
"From bacteria in yogurt making to the Amazon anywhere something grows there is an ecosystem. As homesteaders our goal is to cultivate the perfect ecosystem for plants and repelling the pests that would destroy it. Companion planting is more than not planting cabbage where you planted tomatoes. It is giving your garden a healthy environment from soil acidity to succession planting."
"In an emergency you’ll need to provide and receive help, and after it’s over, you’ll have to return, repair, and rebuild. Central to this is communication and documentation. Our society loves red tape, especially after disasters. Below are 50 ways a phone camera can be used in an emergency to document, record, and relay important information. Any camera could be used for some of these things, but the phone camera carries a distinct advantage. It can immediately transmit your pictures. If you don’t have a phonecam, go with what you have, or what you can afford. Disposable cameras and digital cameras are acceptable. However, the phonecam rules, so let’s look at ways yours can be used in an emergency. These are excerpts from Disaster Prep 101."
"Waking up with a crick in your neck is one of the worst ways to start your day. Turning your head hurts anywhere you look and the worst is that you have no idea why. Here's what causes it and what you can do to help yourself avoid it in the future. To look into the science behind the ol' pain in the neck, Kevin Loria at Business Insider spoke with Dr. Charles Kim, a musculoskeletal expert and assistant professor at the NYU School of Medicine. The cause of the crick is what you'd expect, a strain or pull of the muscles, joints, ligaments, and tendons that hold your head up, but arthritis could be the cause for older people as well. When it happens, there are a few things you can do:"
"What words come to mind when you hear the word “Obey”? What kind of connotations ring out in your mind? Do you think of it as a negative word? Common responses are that it is negative, represents subservience, is belittling. Truth be told, it’s actually quite a neutral word. However, our cultural influences have turned the paradigm."
(Sgt Trainer: This is a State by State listing.)
How to tell if your cat is plotting to kill you
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"Yesterday VSSA posted on its Twitter feed and Facebook page this story about the Fredericksburg Police Department's "Gun Give Back" planned for December 13th. Under state law, before a locality can engage in a compensated gun confiscation scheme (aka "gun buy back"), the locality must a): pass an ordinance allowing the specific event to take place and; b)such firearms acquired by the "buy back" must be offered for sale by public auction or sealed bids to a person licensed as a dealer before otherwise disposing of them, which may include destruction or sale to a dealer. It seems that the Fredericksburg Police thinks it has found a unique loophole in the law by finding a benefactor to donate money to one of four charities. You see, "buy backs" usually involve something of value (money, gift card etc.) being given to the owner of the firearm in exchange for turning in the gun. In this case, the owner would not be given something but instead, a charity donation would be made by a benefactor identified as Dorris Buffet, thus, not triggering the second part of the legislation, or so the Fredericksburg Police must think:"
"Police brutality need not always involve the wrongful killing of a suspect by a police officer, although it is increasingly the case. Since the murder of Eric Garner, I have watched over 80 videos of alleged police brutality and they don’t all involve wrongfully murdering a suspect. Police brutality can come in a variety ways. Although I do not think most police cross the line of acceptable use of force, I have concluded that most police departments have some rogue officers who are indeed crossing the line and most of these officers are being protected by the “thin blue line”. This article contains examples of police brutality and abject violations of the rights of citizens. One factor that needs to be considered is the 1033 program in which DHS is militarizing our police forces and I have come to believe that this is why we are seeing such wholesale abuses of power by the police. The following is a cross-section of abuse being perpetrated by police against the citizens of this country."
(Sgt Trainer: Apparently, the crows are helping the cows in the area eat their feed. While this is a major nuisance it is also definitely causes a public health issue that is significant problem. Read the town's actions to date and their plans. This is something that needs to be considered when you are prepping. These birds are SMART...BTW!)
"I was warned, by a mutual acquaintance, long ago that former Police Chief Mark Kessler could not be trusted. But, even so, I could not have imagined that Chief Mark Kessler was working for the federal government. Any 2nd Amendment supporter will know and remember Mark Kessler by his videos. He is a no-holds barred and highly controversial figure, consistently calling out the left and leaving no doubt about where he stands on issues of the second amendment. In a Fox News Radio interview with Alan Colmes, Mark Kessler admits that he was working on behalf of the government to flush out 2nd Amendment supporters. Though he does not say which agency or agencies he was working for, he makes it clear that he was working for the federal government."
"Congress is poised to give a foreign mining company 2,400 acres of national forest in Arizona that is cherished ancestral homeland to Apache natives. Controversially, the measure is attached to annual legislation that funds the US Defense Department. This week, the House and Senate Armed Services Committees quietly attached a provision to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would mandate the handover of a large tract of Tonto National Forest to Resolution Copper, a subsidiary of the Australian-English mining company Rio Tinto, which co-owns with Iran a uranium mine in Africa and which is 10-percent-owned by China."