"The geoengineering program has been going on for so long, is so well funded and was so carefully applied at the start that nobody noticed. But that was the intention. And when you have limitless amounts of money and a whole chain of command at your disposal with a ‘need to know’ clearance attached, not even the sky is the limit. Now they know they can get away with it they have become almost reckless with the trails. They know that the general population are so absorbed with the app’s on their latest iphone that they hardly have time to look up. When I talk about this ‘out of the box’ stuff with people, I get asked questions that begin with: ‘why would they? How could they? As if we were talking about some kindly, gentle old grandma – and there is the problem. We live in an age of takeaway food, instant coffee and television ‘programs’ but what comes with that, is an armchair reality. We are so used to having people pre-prepare our lives that we have lost the ability to apply reason and go seek the truth."
“In the age of advanced technology, spiritual devastation is more likely to come from an enemy with a smiling face than from one whose countenance exudes suspicion and hate. In the Huxleyan prophecy, Big Brother does not watch us, by his choice. We watch him, by ours. There is no need for wardens or gates or Ministries of Truth. When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby talk, when, in short, a people become an audience and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk: culture-death is a clear possibility.”—Author Neil Postman"
"Inventor and YouTube star Joerg Sprave is back with a brand-new clip showing off his latest unusual invention: the Clothespins Steel Dart Machine Gun. Sprave took a handful of metal darts and employed simple clothespins to mount them on a wooden disc, then used a basic household drill to spin the disc as he triggered the launch of the projectiles."
"There has only been one other time in history when the price of oil has crashed by more than 40 dollars in less than 6 months. The last time this happened was during the second half of 2008, and the beginning of that oil price crash preceded the great financial collapse that happened later that year by several months. Well, now it is happening again, but this time the stakes are even higher. When the price of oil falls dramatically, that is a sign that economic activity is slowing down. It can also have a tremendously destabilizing affect on financial markets. As you will read about below, energy companies now account for approximately 20 percent of the junk bond market. And a junk bond implosion is usually a signal that a major stock market crash is on the way. So if you are looking for a “canary in the coal mine”, keep your eye on the performance of energy junk bonds. If they begin to collapse, that is a sign that all hell is about to break loose on Wall Street."
"Retail sales during the four day Thanksgiving weekend were down a whopping 11 percent from last year. This is a “make or break” time of the year for many retailers, and if things don’t turn around during the coming weeks we could see a tsunami of store closings in January and February. As you read this article, there is already more than a billion square feet of retail space sitting empty in the United States. Many have described the ongoing collapse of the retail industry as an “apocalypse”, and this apocalypse appears to be accelerating. Yes, the shift to online retailers is a significant factor, but as you will see below even online retailers struggled over the holiday weekend. The sad truth of the matter is that U.S. consumers are tapped out and are drowning in debt at this point, so they simply do not have as much money to spend as they once did. According to the National Retail Federation, 5.2 percent fewer Americans shopped online or at retail stores over the past weekend. Those that did shop spent an average of 6.4 percent less money than consumers did last year. So if less people shopped, and they spent less money on average, that means that total retail sales must have been way down."
"Thanksgiving is over and Christmas songs are officially playing on repeat. 'Tis the season for another Congressional crisis. The current government spending bill runs out in less than two weeks — December 11 — and it must be re-upped to prevent another federal shutdown. The good news is that Congress set the deadline with nearly three weeks before December 25, allowing a buffer of negotiating time before Social Security payments are jeopardized and national parks close."
"Soldiers often times have the same problem when it comes to packing a rucksack as do civilians and the problem is too many items for too little space. The average weight for a winter pack in the military is 100 pounds and some change. You as a civilian however, have more say over what goes inside your winter survival pack, and what goes inside of your vehicle for wintertime travel. Specialized units tailor their loads based on the mission, but for the typical squad on patrol the items in the pack are what the logistics people tell you that you need. You buck up and start humping without complaint, well mostly without complaint."
"To find your direction at night, you only need to find the north star (Polaris) to know the direction of “true north”. The north star is not the brightest star at night (some people unknowingly assume this); it is actually of average brightness. If you can find the Big Dipper in the night sky (which is arguably the easiest constellation to identify), then here’s how to use it to find the north star and the direction of North…"
"It is guaranteed that if you fish, some day you will hook yourself! Ugh...now what? The important tool to add and keep in your tackle box is a new high quality pair of dikes or what I have is a quality heavy duty cutting force-multiplier wire cutters shown in the photo. Here in Florida some of the hooks we use are big with sometimes three times the wire diameter of a typical bass fishing hook. You will need a sharp edged hardened steel cutting blade to do the job. Before you assume that rusty old pair of dikes you have in your tool box will do the job, test cut (practice) on some of your hooks to be sure it will do the job and you understand the technique. Even sacrifice some old lures that haven't caught any fish anyways, this is a good excuse to get rid of them!! You don't want to wiggle the hook around while stuck in you or your friend causing more pain and discomfort."
"Watching some of the “protests” last week in Ferguson, Missouri got me thinking about individual tactics for escaping riots and demonstrations. One scenario I saw playing out over and over again was when a mass of protesters blocked a road or highway. Those “protesters” would occasionally attack people in the cars that were stopped on the roadway. Others used the opportunity to carjack the victims and steal their cars. In one such carjacking attempt, an elderly man was dragged from his car by carjackers and beaten with his own oxygen tank. Clearly, we need to take a look at the options available when our cars are surrounded by criminal attackers."
"From time to time we hear conversations or read on the web of someone beating the ever living crap out of their rifle to see how much it can take or to prove it can take a lot. Well, if you’ve got spares or the money to replace your platform, first, congratulations, and second, that’s your call. However, if you’re like those of us who aren’t independently wealthy, a different method of caring for your rifle is in order."
"It has been raining hard on and off for the last several days. This resulted in a discussion about sleeping dry while camping in the rain. I was very surprised about how little some of the young men knew about this subject. Basically, it came down to the fact that they depended on their tents to keep them dry. They had no idea of how to How to Select a Campsite or an understanding of how to ditch around a tent. So here are a few ideas to help you if you have to build a shelter in the rain."
"Have you ever looked at your food storage and thought “I hope I don’t ever have to eat any of this”! I do all the time! The fact is, survival food doesn’t always look good or taste great! Often it’s dehydrated, canned or preserved in some way. What if you could have normal food, like fresh baked bread even when the SHTF? Well if you’ve ever thought like that, then here is something that will fit the bill! It’s an age old recipe that has withstood the test of time, filling bellies and putting smiles on faces for centuries, if not longer."
"Due to the specificity of this series of posts, I believe our readers will find this information to be some of the most valuable and relevant tips and advice out there on the net. Further, the kits and my methodology have been proven over and over across the globe not just in combat, but in real life crises and disasters of every sort. As an intro post on this subject, I will cover the general issues, I see most often, to lay a foundation for follow-on posts detailing location and situation specific kits."
"Continuing with our series of area specific bug out planning, we focus on Southern California (SoCal) where a host of unique challenges will face anyone attempting to bug out. First of all, Los Angeles (LA) and the surrounding region of SoCal contains over 22 million people densely packed at a density of over 5,000 people per square mile in many areas. This makes it one of the most populous regions of the United States. If you have to bug out of LA and its surrounding areas, you better be one step ahead of everyone else."