"The “Martial Law” is thrown around with reckless disregard. Is America under martial law? This is a question that is most often discussed in the Independent Media. Martial law occurs when the prevailing regime feels threatened by the message being offered by the loyal opposition. When normal means of censorship and marginalization fail, despotic regimes resort to martial law with all intended brutality of a violent crackdown on all of those being perceived as the “enemy”.
"The situation, as it stood, couldn't have looked much worse. A man had cornered a tearful, terrified woman in the lobby of an apartment building and wouldn't let her leave. If another person entered at that moment, the woman would say the man was a complete stranger. She'd say she had no recollection of how she'd got here. The third person would—quite reasonably—deduce that, in all probability, the man had drugged the woman and, if he had a shred of human decency, would come to her rescue by whatever means. Maybe he'd call the police. Maybe he'd beat the shit out of him. After all, this man was clearly planning to rape the woman. There was almost no explanation in which the man came out looking like a good guy. Almost. I played the hypotheticals through in my head and, to a God I decided in that instant was real, I prayed. I prayed that as long as I stood there with my girlfriend, in the midst of a severe dissociative episode, no other soul would appear. God, if you're reading this: I owe you one."
(Sgt Trainer: This man is indeed fortunate no one walked up onto this situation. From anyone's perspective, this would have appeared to be a problem that would require outside intervention...possibly a violent one. We all need to be aware of the fact that these things can occur and act accordingly. This is a new one on me...so it is good to know.)
"During the past two decades, the diagnosis of autism occurring in children has risen dramatically from 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 68 and our scientific community is no closer to determining a cause. But one thing they automatically do is emphatically deny a possible link between autism cases and something found in our vaccines. Trace Amounts see trailer here: is a riveting new documentary being released worldwide on April, 1st 2015. It’s the true story of Eric Gladen’s painful journey through mercury poisoning that he believes resulted from a thimerosal-loaded tetanus shot. At the age of 29, he became diagnosed as an adult with autism-like symptoms. His experience spurred him on an urgent quest for the truth about the role of mercury poisoning in the Autism epidemic. While the medical and scientific community - who follow direct orders from the CDC - pointblank refuses to admit that there is a link between mercury toxicity and autism - this film exposes some very incriminating evidence that they are actually very aware of its ability to trigger autism. Many scientific studies have proven that mercury toxicity can cause the exact same symptoms as autism - so you can bet the CDC simply does not want you to see this film. With billions of dollars at stake -and a reputation built on the public’s trust - the CDC can’t afford to have you find out what is happening."
"The Board of Supervisors for Los Angeles County have agreed to pay the parents of two children $800,000 after a sheriff's deputy and accompanying social workers forcibly removed them. As reported by KPCC radio, the payment is a settlement over a civil rights lawsuit filed by the parents in which they claimed that their kids were wrongfully removed from the parents' San Gabriel Valley residence four years ago. It took four months for the parents to get their children back."
"An Air Force major detained at a suspicionless roadblock five years ago will not be able to sue for damages. A sharply divided Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals panel concluded on Thursday that Border Patrol agents could hold Major Richard Rynearson indefinitely simply because they did not care for his attitude."
(Sgt Trainer: This is garbage! "Because they did not care for his attitude?" Give me a break!)
"Not everyone in a Prepper group would have an equal say and in some cases, the rank and file would not have a say at all. If everyone had equal billing and standing then nothing would get accomplished, because everyone would have a different opinion on how something should be handled. Decisions have to be made that benefit the group as a whole, and not ones that benefit just one or two people. Typically one or possibly two people would be tasked with making a final decision. Essentially groups are formed because of safety in numbers, and so the group as a whole can benefit from the collective knowledge as well. Groups need a leader that can gather information and input from experts within the group and from information outside the group, and then make a decision on how to proceed. Not any one person can do it all, so a good leader should encourage those with knowledge and certain expertise to be part of the group."
(Sgt Trainer: A "leader" WILL emerge eventually. It may be an "official" leader...or an "unofficial leader"...but it will happen at some point. Be that person if it becomes necessary.)
"The New York Police Department is the latest police agency planning to pay private license plate tracking corporation Vigilant Solutions for access to the company’s nationwide location database, according to a report in the New York Daily News and documents unearthed by Ars Technica's Cyrus Farivar. By contracting to access Vigilant's rapidly growing National Vehicle Location Service (NVLS), where police will find over two billion records of ordinary Americans’ movements, the NYPD may also sign on to some very questionable secrecy provisions found in the company’s terms of service agreement. It's been very difficult to discern exactly which public agencies dip into and feed Vigilant's massive location tracking database, or how much police departments and federal law enforcement pay to access the treasure trove of sensitive information. It now appears as if that's in part because, as with the high-tech cell phone tracking Stingray tool, agencies that contract with Vigilant are asked to keep mum on the details of their arrangements."
"A top police representative on Tuesday said that there is no history of criminals using a round popular among AR-15 rifle shooters against officers, undermining the Obama administration’s argument for banning the 5.56 M855 “lightgreen tip.” “Any ammunition is of concern to police in the wrong hands, but this specific round has historically not posed a law enforcement problem,” said James Pasco, executive director of the Washington office of the Fraternal Order of Police, the world’s largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than 325,000 members. He told Secrets that the round used mostly for target practice “is not typically used against law enforcement.” While he said that he is “not finding fault” with the surprise move last month by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to classify the round as “armor piercing” and then ban it, Pasco added, “While this round will penetrate soft body armor, it has not historically posed a threat to law enforcement.” That view not only counters BATFE’s reason for proposing the ban, it also challenges the White House endorsement of the ban. Spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday, “we are looking at additional ways to protect our brave men and women in law enforcement and believe that this process is valuable for that reason alone. This seems to be an area where everyone should agree that if there are armor-piercing bullets available that can fit into easily concealed weapons, that it puts our law enforcement at considerably more risk.” The administration’s effort is under fire on Capitol Hill where 55 percent of all House members have signed a letter challenging BATFE‘s proposal."
(Sgt Trainer: Well, gee! If the stated "targets" say this type of round is not a threat and is not normally used against cops, I guess the ATF and the WH should "back off!" Yet again, they got busted by not confirming their facts and "talking out of turn".)
"Back when she was still relatively new to MMA, Ronda Rousey was told by an interviewer that she likely didn’t have the “strength” to compete with a man. Seconds later, YouTube host Aaron Tru learned a very painful lesson that resulted in some “busted ribs.” The 2011 video was re-posted on Feb. 24 and then went viral this week after Rousey successfully defended her UFC bantamweight title. At the moment, there’s no UFC fighter with a hotter career than Rousey. But before she became the household name she is now, she had her “buttons” pushed by Tru in a big way when he told her, “As a beginner who has never competed in Judo, and who has a white belt on, I’ve gotta be honest, I don’t think you have as much strength and can compete with a man, even though I’m a white belt.” “You know how to push my buttons. That was exactly how to get me to throw you,” Rousey replied through her laughter. And she didn’t hold back in proving just how wrong he was (WARNING: Some strong language): Ouch. For any other guys out there who think they have a leg up on Rousey just because she’s a woman, keep in mind that she also beat the mess out of two “huge” men when they allegedly cornered her in a movie theater after a tense encounter during a screening of the movie “Juno.” After getting beat up, the men actually tried to press charges against Rousey. Police declined to pursue charges, she said."
(Sgt Trainer: Never underestimate anyone. I have to say, though, I love it when a cocky person gets their words handed back to them! LOLOL)
"A report from the Government Accountability Office has criticized the Federal Aviation Administration for not making sure the air traffic control system is as secure as possible. The FAA’s transgressions are many: Its employees sent sensitive information over insecure connections, it failed to upgrade its systems to fix known security vulnerabilities, and it continued to use some systems even after their manufacturers stopped supporting them. The GAO’s report described many other problems. Here are some of the most damning:"
(Sgt Trainer: I know for a fact that this problem has been going on for well more than a decade!)
"By refusing to consider the case brought before it, this week the Supreme Court maintained a lower appeals court’s decision that allows a person’s DNA to taken without consent, warrant or upon arrest and then used against them in criminal investigations. The issue came to a head originally a few years go when Glenn Raynor was named a suspect in a rape case. Raynor refused to provide the authorities with a sample of his DNA. After a voluntary meeting with police in which they did not have cause to arrest him, authorities took a swab of Raynor’s chair afterward, obtaining his DNA without his knowledge or permission. This information was then used to convict him of the rape."
"At any moment and in any situation, disaster can strike. Life-threatening events happen to people every day, and nobody is immune to them. However, these emergencies don't have to spell imminent doom. Here are five life-threatening scenarios and how to survive them."
"Have you heard? Ducks are the new chickens! For Preppers keeping chickens has always been the norm. As a prepper, we have a goal of being duel-sustainable. Our desire is like many in the preparedness community, to be more self-sufficient and I dream of getting back to the basics. As a result, chicken coops are popping up in suburban backyards of families all across the country. We have raised chickens and decided to give Pekin Ducks a try. We believe that ducks are actually the better choice. Here are ten reasons we prefer raising ducks to raising chickens:"
"Having spent my life in the rural areas, making a living farming and homesteading, I have seen many people come to the country with big dreams of living the homesteader’s life. Some people make a go of it and some don’t. I’ve watched enough people fail at it that I thought it might be helpful to share some observations I’ve made. Here is an opportunity to learn from other people’s mistakes. These observations are in no particular order."
"Want a surefire way to control the mice population on your farm or homestead? Get a barn cat, or two! Adding barn cats to our menagerie of animals has proven to be one of the best investments in my time. And the cuteness factor is just unbearable! Having mice around is a real problem. With all the grain for chickens, pigs, and horses, a farm is heaven for a mouse. Who doesn’t want to live in heaven? And if you see 3 of them, there are three hundred of them. They replicate like there is no tomorrow. They spread hantavirus and leave their droppings every where. Not to mention they get into your cars and trucks and chew electrical wiring. Set mice traps all day if you prefer, but who has time for that? Might as well feed some bellies while you’re at it."
"Never expect a doctor to phone-in a prescription for an antibiotic without seeing you first. Why? To ensure your illness is in fact a bacterial infection, as viruses do not respond to antibiotics. For example Influenza is a virus infection – this is why your doctor will never prescribe you antibiotics for this. Knowing the difference between a viral and bacterial illness may save you time and money. Here are four tips to help you determine when an illness could be viral or bacterial. Take this advice only when you can’t see a doctor (when SHTF):"
(Sgt Trainer: While I understand the reasoning for having these items, I prefer herbal solutions instead of manufactured ones. In my opinion, having both kinds is definitely a viable solution to a prepping question. Remember, never put all your eggs into one basket. Having a varied quantity will ensure having sufficient quantities when needed.)
"If you don’t yet have a medicinal herb garden, perhaps now is the time to consider starting one. Having not only a living, but a renewable source of holistic medicine on hand for your family is only one of the benefits of growing medicinal herbs. There’s no reason to wait either, even if you are in the grips of the winter cold, many of these herbs can grow year round, indoors, simply on our window sills or under an artificial light. And while the sound of a “Medicinal Herb Garden” doesn’t sound too appealing, you’ll find many of the herbs your already know and love in cooking will provide you and your family with alternatives to drug store medicine in an emergency when you need it most. The truth is people have been growing medicinal herbs for thousands of years and many of the medications you find on store shelves today are derived from the very same botanicals you can grow in your own home. Approximately, 40 percent of prescription drugs on the market today came from plant extracts. These medicinal herbs that you can grow yourself have the ability to help heal and relieve symptoms caused by a variety of ailments, and, major bonus, many can be enjoyed in your culinary adventures too. As most preppers know, you never know what is going to happen, and having these plants in your arsenal could offer an important solution for your family in a time of need. These basic herbs are just a few of the many that could be part of your medicinal herb garden, but these are perhaps the ones that no living medicine cabinet should be without."
"As preppers we all know the importance of keeping our firearms and electronics free from moisture when they are put away for storage. For this reason, before caching or storing items such as these for the long term its crucial you include some type of desiccant (or water absorber) in with your stored items. Most preppers use silica gel, but what if you don’t have any on hand? Well, here in the US, there is a huge supply of desiccant that you can readily use in a pinch if you can’t get a hold of silica gel. What is it you ask? Well, it’s none other than drywall. Yup, common gypsum wallboard found in most homes throughout the US."
"The United States is in the final stages of negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive free-trade agreement with Mexico, Canada, Japan, Singapore and seven other countries. Who will benefit from the TPP? American workers? Consumers? Small businesses? Taxpayers? Or the biggest multinational corporations in the world? One strong hint is buried in the fine print of the closely guarded draft. The provision, an increasingly common feature of trade agreements, is called "Investor-State Dispute Settlement," or ISDS. The name may sound mild, but don't be fooled. Agreeing to ISDS in this enormous new treaty would tilt the playing field in the United States further in favour of big multinational corporations. Worse, it would undermine US sovereignty. ISDS would allow foreign companies to challenge US laws — and potentially to pick up huge payouts from taxpayers — without ever stepping foot in a US court. Here's how it would work. Imagine that the United States bans a toxic chemical that is often added to gasoline because of its health and environmental consequences. If a foreign company that makes the toxic chemical opposes the law, it would normally have to challenge it in a US court. But with ISDS, the company could skip the US courts and go before an international panel of arbitrators. If the company won, the ruling couldn't be challenged in US courts, and the arbitration panel could require American taxpayers to cough up millions — and even billions — of dollars in damages."
"Oklahoma has suspected for years that fracking caused earthquakes, but they stayed quiet about the connection under pressure from the oil industry. The Oklahoma Geological Survey (OGS) finally admitted a possible link more than a year ago between oil and gas extraction and the recent outbreak of earthquakes in the state – which last year experienced 1.6 quakes per day of magnitude 3 or greater. That’s three times as many as California. The OGS joined a U.S. Geological Survey statement in October 2013 that found human activity, including wastewater disposal, could be a “contributing factor” in the surge in earthquakes."
""Let me authoritatively clarify the concerns raised by the Catholic Bishops on the just concluded tetanus vaccination by sharing extracts from the official position of the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association as below; feel free to share the article:"