"Louis Mossey was minding his own business and enjoying the night of the super bowl. He never expected to see a police officer begin attacking a woman. Officer Jonathan Osborne is awaiting charges after beating a woman, according to reports. Mossey recounts seeing a vehicle in a parking lot with a male and female. The male was Officer Osborne. Officer Osborne was yelling at the female in the car, his wife. “The next thing I knew, he took two steps toward her and punched her in the jaw,” Mossey said. Rather than standing around and filming the abuse on his phone, Mossey trusted his instincts and intervened to save the woman.
“I just did what I thought was right. I just couldn’t stand to see somebody get hurt,” said Mossey. “I know normally somebody’s quick to grab your phones out and record it, but I just can’t bear to see somebody treated like that. I just couldn’t do it,” he added. The woman was knocked to the ground by Officer Osborne. As she was trying to get up, he then kicked her face, according to reports. “Before I knew it, she was trying to get up off her knees and he took two steps forward her and kicked her right in the head. I was shocked. I couldn’t believe it,” Mossey said. Adding “I noticed he had her in a choke hold and he was standing behind her and her feet were barely touching the ground and I didn’t know if he was trying to kill her or what.”
(Sgt Trainer: GOOD MAN!!!)
"The Flashbang was seen worn by one of the female actresses in the Hit TV show NCIS LA on Tuesday May 8th on CBS. The agent drew her weapon from a flashbang holster. These holsters have proven to be very effective in comfortable, safe, concealed carry. They provide a great option for ladies who want to dress like a lady in form fitting clothes and still be capable of taking responsibility for their own safety."
"Knot tying is one of the basic skills that every survivalist should know and at the same time one of the most overlooked. As a prepper, we tend to concentrate on other aspects of preparation as we see knot tying as something less of value… But is this really true? How can you secure a line if you can’t even tie a decent knot? Make sense right? So for today, I decided to explore on the top 10 knots that every prepper should know and share it all to you to improve your survival skills. After reading this article, you will never look at knots the same way again because you will realize that they too can save lives!"
"If you’ve heard of the Vani “Food Babe” Hari, you’ll remember her recent rise to nefarious national notoriety with her campaign to expose the (allegedly) dirty truth about Pumpkin Spice Lattes and their caramel coloring. Yesterday, the PSL truther and general of the “Food Babe Army” launched an assault on General Mills and Kellogg’s over a preservative called Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT). The chemical keeps cereals like Rice Krispies fresh for longer on the shelf, but has been banned in many parts of the world for having wreaked havoc during animal testing. When Ms. Hari initially reached out to General Mills a few weeks back, they told her not to sweat it, and that BHT was FDA-approved. So she launched a petition yesterday shortly before noon to have BHT removed from all General Mills and Kellogg’s products. Only a few hours later, when the petition had racked up about 17,000 signatures, General Mills started sending out this exact message to anyone who tweeted at them about BHT:"
"If you ask a woman to empty her purse or a man to empty his pockets, you’re going to find a few quirky things unique to the individual but you’ll also likely find some common items that most people carry around with them. What may surprise you is exactly how many survival uses those common items have. If you’ve ever watched McGyver, you know that these items can be used to make just about anything with a little ingenuity. Today we’re going to talk about these pocket survival items and their unbelievable uses."
(Sgt Trainer: Tampons can also be used to clean the barrels of your firearms. Bank/Credit cards can be sharpened along an edge to form an impromptu knife. They can also be used as a "bobber" for a fishing line.)
"Just because your heart’s not beating shouldn’t mean your vote doesn’t count, according to lawmakers in Indiana. The House Elections Committee in the state is considering changing a law that nullifies absentee ballots cast by voters who die before Election Day, reports the AP. Rep. Matt Pierce told the committee he was moved by the situation of former US Rep. Frank McCloskey, who made a point of casting an absentee ballot while battling cancer but died days before Election Day in 2003. McCloskey knew the value of a vote: After a recount following the 1984 election, the Democrat was declared the winner by just four votes. But while the proposal might sound odd, it would actually give dead Hoosiers the same voting rights as most other dead Americans. According to the Bloomington Herald-Times, Indiana is one of only three states with a “dead voter” law, which requires county clerks to check absentee ballots for recent deaths and has been blamed for election night delays. At a legislative forum last month, state Rep. Peggy Mayfield, a Republican, recalls that when she was serving as a county clerk, a man woke up from a coma and wanted to vote. He was given an absentee ballot but died the day before Election Day. “It’s sad,” says Mayfield, who isn’t opposed to changing the law."
"The biggest concerns about cartel-operated drones, Barden says, have nothing to do with the actual movements of drugs. “Is it a good way to get some dope out of the woods or out of the jungle to a waiting car or vehicle? Yeah,” Barden says. “Better yet, to me personally, is it a better way to perform surveillance on law enforcement? Absolutely. That scares me a whole lot more than does the smuggling aspect of it.” He adds that if DEA agents encountered drones that could expose a confidential mission or jeopardize their safety, the agents would use discretion but would bring the drones down as swiftly as possible."
(Sgt Trainer: Boo Hoo! What's good for the goose...)
"People are just clamoring all over themselves to get other people’s rights taken away these days in this country. What the hell happened, America? This new petition on White House.gov is even more ridiculous than the last one which asked to raise health insurance rates on families who don’t vaccinate. Now it’s just a request to straight up classify anyone who refuses to vaccinate their child as having a mental disorder."
"Your goal, if you find yourself lost or stranded is to survive until rescued or to sustain mobility so you can self-rescue. Survival reality shows, for dramatization place the experts in extreme situations. If one were cynical, you might believe some of the situations were staged, because of the extreme nature in some cases, some but not all. Knowing this however, does not take away from the fact that you can actually learn something from the shows. It is not likely you will awaken one morning to find yourself in the Alaskan wilds or in the middle of the Amazon with literally just the clothes on your back however. You started out on your outdoor adventure with the intentions of coming back in the same shape as when you left. You likely started out with something, a bicycle, a backpack, possibly firearms, even an ATV in some cases and with items in your pockets as well. Items that can help you survive if you realize you have them. A day hike, a mountain bike ride, a short hunting trip or you simply decided to grab your binoculars and do a little bird watching, but something went wrong. A wrong turn, a weather event, an injury or you simply wandered a few yards off the trail and became confused. Regardless of how, the fact is, you are now lost or stranded and you have to deal with it quickly, rationally and skillfully."
"Have you every been followed? Have you ever known that gut-tightening fear that comes with the realisation that you are not imagining it, someone really is tailing you? I have and it’s terrifying, especially here in the UK where carrying items of self-defence such as mace, knives and guns are illegal. Even in the United States there are areas where carrying a weapon is prohibited and if the gun control lobby have their way there will be a great many more of those places in the future. I was 17 and the bus I was on had broken down. I was only a mile or so from home, it was a fine night and my route was well lit so I decided to walk the rest of the way. It was apparent early on that someone was behind me. I crossed over…so did the man behind me. I crossed back so did the man behind me…you know the drill. Still walking I opened the side pocket of my bag and took out a metal nail file, the kind with a handle, one something like this:"
"A new study released in September of this year gives even more evidence that GMOs should have been banned before they were ever allowed on the market. Read on to find out how “Genetically Engineered Crops, Glyphosate and the Deterioration of Health in the United States of America” pinpoints a significant correlation between GMOs and 22 diseases. Why does the biotech industry keep hiding the toxicity of their products? Well, there are numerous reasons – the corruption of the American and international governments, the fact that the USDA’s main man appointed by Obama was a former Monsanto executive, and the tremendously deep pockets of mega-corporations to launch propaganda campaigns – are just a few. The aforementioned title was published in The Journal of Organic Systems. It is full of very detailed evidence of the link between genetically modified ingredients and diseases such as liver failure, urinary and bladder cancers, hypertension, thyroid disease, stroke, obesity, and more. It is replete with telling charts and graphs that describe visually the mayhem that GMOs have unleashed on society. Much of the study focuses on the introduction of glyphosate and its subsequent ramifications on human health. The herbicide was introduced in 1974, but the research conducted within this study relied on data since the 1990s, since that is all that was available. Since the early 90s, glyphosate use has grown astronomically."
"The logical side of prepping can argue that your supplies aren’t infinite and should be guarded at all cost. We talk about OPSEC so that others do not discover the lengths we have gone to in order to protect our family and realistically, when your first goal is to protect your loved ones, any reduction in that capacity would cause a normal person to object. It is the threat of someone consuming those resources that you didn’t plan for that occupies so much of our mind. We make plans for securing our homes from invasion of the in-laws and outlaws who descend on our homes at the first sign of disaster. We talk about protecting against anyone getting in, but I rarely hear anyone talking about the possibility that some of these people on your side of the door might want to leave. What if someone wants to get out?"
"As with every newfangled technology, drones possess the potential to both improve our lives, and to hinder them. However, the dangers posed by these machines mainly come in the form of privacy risks, both in the private sector, and from the government. But for the US government, security and privacy is only one side of the coin. They can also be used to damage property and hurt personnel, or at least they will in the near future. I’m of course talking about hobbyist drones that the average person can buy right now. Obviously, the government’s fleet of flying murder machines already have the ability to gather intelligence and kill people. But apparently what’s keeping government officials up at night these days is the potential for civilians of average income to purchase tricked out murder machines of their own."
"While most preppers do take the threat of a financial crisis, a solar flare, or even a zombie apocalypse very seriously, there are many benefits to prepping even if these TEOTWAWKI situations never come about in our lifetimes. Many of the criticisms non-preppers make of preppers have to do with the fact that preppers seem “paranoid” about the future and apocalyptic, end of the world situations that probably won’t even come about in their lifetimes. What these people fail to see is that prepping has a phenomenal number of benefits for preppers even if these apocalyptic situations don’t end up taking place. The vast majority of preps will help in difficult situations that commonly arise in life. Here are 28 reasons why, even if the end of the world doesn’t come, preppers will still benefit from prepping."
"In this post I wanted to share with you my plans for turning some VERY unproductive areas of my property into valuable assets. While I certainly hadn’t been wasting all of my property, as you can see in this video of the first food forest I built, I had been squandering some serious opportunities for FAR too long, and a few weeks ago I decided to take some serious steps forward into turning these opportunities into valuable components of what will one day be my own Self Reliant Homestead. This video shares the process for how the plans for my Self Reliant Homestead were drawn up… and I pray that by watching my planning process that you come up with some wonderful ideas for your own property. See My 5 Acre Farm In The Making:"