"Reducing the dependency on local infrastructure, infrastructure managed by the local municipalities is the goal of many that go off grid. Anyone that has been paying attention realizes that the residents of any size city or town are at the mercy of those in charge. Cities control your water, electric, gas and even electronic communications to some extent. Taking control and going off grid however, requires work, planning, and adaptation."
"The camera doesn’t lie, which happens to be a significant inconvenience for some officers."
"Americans are having a tough time these days feeling really good about many of the country’s institutions."
"This invention could possibly modify civilization as we know it: Presented by Skunk Works, , the stealth experimental technology section of Lockheed Martin, a compact fusion reactor about the size of a jet engine, capable of powering airplanes, most likely spaceships, and cities."
"All over the blogosphere, including here, you will find various posts on the ‘how to’ of performing a particular task or a certain skill from basic to advanced levels of performance and knowledge. A great majority of the posts are not only well-written, but provide pure gold, so to speak, when it comes to essential information. What is typically not found, however, is, “the other shoe,”, that is, clear information on how long it takes to master those same tasks or skills. And truly, it’s not by attending one or two or even five 3 day courses at one school or another, no matter who’s running the course."
"This was recently brought to my attention by a fellow Patriot. It had been on my list to go back and read for quite a while, so his prompting was very timely. I’ll begin pulling and reposting certain articles from it that I think need rebroadcasting. As Sparks says, “There is only the truth of the signal”. Here is the beginning link and some wise words from the first issue of The Resister. Part of what I’d like to show is that even though most of us are part of a distributed patriot network, often never meeting f2f, we are not alone. There are many, many out there who believe what you do and are willing to fight for it."
"Taking home seized firearms used to be an officer’s unofficial “perk.” But the raw number of firearms seized is also used to secure grant money, and has become the inappropriate yard stick promoted as the way to measure the success of crime control efforts."
Panteao Productions and Survivor’s Edge Magazine have teamed up as title sponsors of the National Prepper & Survivalists Expo that will be held in Louisville, KY on October 10th and 11th. The National Preppers and Survivalists Expo is a 2 day event focusing on the preparedness, self-reliance, supplies and survival skills that are crucial when a catastrophe strikes. There will be over a hundred exhibitors with products that focus on dealing with everything from short term to long term events. The instructors from the Panteao Make Ready to Survive instructional video series will be on hand giving classes during the event."
"On the heels of another wild trading week in world markets, today one of the top economists in the world sent King World News an incredibly powerful piece warning that the world will now witness a series of devastating collapses, massive financial destruction and total chaos. Below is the fantastic piece from Michael Pento."
"It is becoming apparent that many states and their politicians are fed up with President Obama’s executive overreach. In a message that says, “Hey, we have a pen and paper too, and we’re not afraid to use it,” one state has introduced controversial bills that would basically allow it to ignore Obama and essentially be independent of federal laws."
"A Missouri mother has permanently lost custody of her son to authorities in another state simply because she disagreed with doctors at a Chicago hospital."
"You better guard your burgers, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is coming after your grill. In the midst of a court battle trying to declare your drainage ditch is navigable waters, charging farmers thousands in fines, barring of collecting rain water for gardening, and other over-reach as of late, the EPA has turned their eyes more and more to the home owner. There have been propositions to target your lawn mower, your weed eaters, and now your BBQ grill."
"Greg Snider was in a Houston, Texas parking lot, on the phone making a business call. While in the lot, a homeless man approached his car and asked for change. Snider gave him 75 cents and then drove off. KPRC Local 2 News reported on the shocking thing that happened next."
"Once the trash can or recycling bin is placed outside, the Court ruled that police no longer need a warrant to search it. The ruling came Wednesday, as the Court determined the legality based on the case of a Hutchinson, Minnesota man who said that the Minnesota Constitution protected him even more from warrantless police searches than does the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which already is supposed to guard against unlawful searches."
"Transhumanists believe that the time has come for humans to take control of their own evolution. Many of them are fully convinced that we can use emerging technologies to “fix” the flaws in the human race and ultimately eradicate sickness, disease, poverty and war. So would you like to have the eyesight of an eagle? Would you like to download an entire library of information directly into your brain in just minutes? Would you like to rid your family line of all genetic diseases? Would you like to extend your lifespan to 500 years or even longer? Transhumanists promise that all of these things will soon be possible, if we are willing to embrace a new way of doing things."
"A video [below] uploaded by Lincoln Horsley shows what is supposed to be the THC component of cannabis weakening cancer cells while leaving healthy cells intact."
"PG&E Suggested “Prozac” for Those Injured by Smart Meters– SCE Schemed Higher Fees to Force Smart Meters on the Poor"
"The historic drought gripping South America's largest nation is deepening, leading to rationing and forcing residents in one of the world's biggest cities to hoard water. As reported by Reuters, besides hoarding, Brazilians in Sao Paulo are drilling homemade wells and implementing additional emergency measures ahead of forced rationing that could lead to water being shut off at taps for as long as five days a week. In Sao Paulo, a major metropolitan city of 20 million, the main water reservoir has fallen to just 6 percent of its capacity, and the peak of the rainy season has recently passed."
"Corporate junk science is an all-pervading presence in our society. It’s everywhere. The scientific journals of the entire world, offline and online, have been flooded with so much fake science that it has, sad to say, become practically impossible for the average person to wade through all of it and sort out the wheat from the chaff. However, the fake science I am referring to here is not unintentional or sloppy work, which is more of a minor problem in the scheme of things (since it will eventually be corrected with due diligence), but rather the deliberately fraudulent “scientific studies” which are put out by major corporations with a definite agenda in mind – usually establishing a fake scientific basis of “safety” for their products, whether they be vaccines, mobile phones, GMOs, tobacco, fluoride, soda or soft drinks, etc. It’s nothing more than corporate junk science, and many people, including doctors, scientists and academics, have been taken in hook, line and sinker by it."
"In the 5th Century BC, there was a class of teachers in Athens, called “sophists.” These men (I know of no evidence for female sophists. Readers?) specialized in using the tools of philosophy and rhetoric to entertain, impress, and (hopefully) persuade those sons of gentility that could afford their lessons, to accept their arguments. Aristotle credited Socrates with developing an alternative method of using definition, induction, and deduction, to learn and teach. Plato famously formalized the Socratic Method in his earlier Dialogues, portraying Socrates engaging in the method to interrogate his fellow citizens about moral and epistomological issues before becoming more Dialetic in his methods, while Diogenes Laertus credited Protagorus with the development of the method."
"After the first part was aired on television, the pharmaceutical industry demanded that the second part be banned. ABC Australia ran the program anyway but later gave into pressure and removed the program from its website. This is a full-length documentary and well worth your time. It leaves no doubt about why the statin makers are worried. We suggest that you save this to your computer in case it is forced off the Internet."
"Check out this documentary I stumbled across (actually my wife showed it to me). Pretty good stuff, definitely an eye opener. If you can’t dedicate 3 days a week to chopping wood….this life isn’t for you. Although I am strangely intrigued. The 80+ year old guy living by himself is just ridiculous, talk about a beast. No money, no keys, no worries."
"People can come up with some pretty ingenious ideas. One product that is the basis for many projects and is a favorite of DIYer’s, especially in the preparedness community, is PVC pipe. This website offers free plans for DIY PVC projects from greenhouses to chicken coops to more! The cool thing is that these plans are free! Make sure you check out the link “Submitted Pictures and Plans” for a lot of cool ideas submitted from readers!"
"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willingness is not enough; we must do. - Bruce Lee"
"Could our current, shaky economy and a potential economic collapse bring unparalleled opportunities for anyone wanting a second chance for financial freedom? It just might, according to Robert Kiyosaki. I was asked by the RichDad company to review Kiyosaki’s latest book, Second Chance. They provided me with a free copy and payment for my time. This is my first ever RichDad book, so I approached this material with a completely open mind. The first portion of Second Chance is a bit slow, but a few points hit home and confirmed our decision to homeschool:
- “If you want to control people’s lives, limit their knowledge.”
- Of John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie who both sought to influence American public education in a big way, “…critical reports of Rockefeller and Carnegie accused the two men of wanting to break the American spirit — and using the education system to do it.”