"Not everyone is an experienced prepper. Even though I’ve been on the preparedness trail for about three years I still consider myself a newcomer, most days I learn something new. This article is for those who like me, feel overwhelmed at times, those who don’t know where to start or how to proceed. First: Let me say well done on making what will likely be the most important decision of your life. Second: There are a lot of people in the preparedness community who are more than happy to help you on your way. They won’t think your questions are stupid even though you may feel stupid asking them, just let them know you’re new to the concept and you will have more help and support than you ever dreamed possible. Third: Understand that just by realizing that all is not well in the world and that our lives may change without warning you are a few miles ahead of the majority of the population. In a relatively short space of time, you will be many miles ahead of them and in a better position to take care of yourself and your family. If something happened tonight that meant you woke up tomorrow and there was no electricity what would be the first thing you would do?"
"TSA to Arrest Anyone Charged with any Crime trying to Come or Leave – including taxes ... The border is closing rapidly. First it was FATCA hunting Americans with any assets overseas whatsoever. Now just two days after taking charge of the committee chairing the House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing, U.S. Rep. John Katko introduced two bills. He is looking to effectively close the borders using terrorism as the excuse as always to hunt down Americans. Katko is a former federal prosecutor. So he knows precisely what he is doing writing a law that is so broad, that anyone suspected of a crime cannot leave the country. This is any crime. Keeping gold in a safe deposit box is money laundering carrying up to 25 years in prison. – Martin Armstrong.
Dominant Social Theme: Terrorism has to be fought. Broad laws are better.
Free-Market Analysis: This article from Martin Armstrong is a timely reminder that cross-border protections are getting stronger not weaker.
We've estimated in the past that within two years time it will be significantly more difficult to get funds in and out of the US. Armstrong has come to the same conclusion. Most of the terrorism legislation and military and civilian terrorism measures are not aimed so much at terrorists, from our point of view, as they are at citizens. The idea is to reduce US constitutional freedoms to make the US more integrated into the larger Americas, especially North America. The US Constitution poses significant hurdles to such amalgamation. Nonetheless, this trend toward more constrictions on freedoms continues. It is not especially gentle but it is never couched in terms of restricting liberty and always in the context of providing safety and security."
"I live in bear country. Every year I have visitors checking out my chicken coop, bee hives, and food forest. Yes, they take a peek through my living room window not even blinking an eye when my three dogs bark at them. Bears are, next to coyotes, mountain lions, and eagles, the main predators on my homestead. So, when I decided to get bees, I did a ton of research on the best way to protect my bees. There was not one set-up I really liked, so I took a bunch of ideas and put together my own seasonal bear-proof fencing; you might call it a fortress, but so far, it is working."
"In the spring of 2014, the power structure and mainstream media tried to convince an ever more concerned population that there was no climate modification going on and as proof they cited the claim that the HAARP facility was going to be “bulldozed”. Some of us never bought into the smoke and mirrors about HAARP being torn down, and as we now see, it is still standing. The climate engineering insanity continues to decimate our planet as the weather makers try desperately to hide the damage already done by further ramping up the very programs that caused much of the damage in the first place. The frantic attempt to cool down some of the most populated regions in the US is ongoing. Jet stream manipulation and toxic chemical ice nucleation are the two primary tools being used to create the temporary surface cold zones in a rapidly warming world. The mainstream media then sensationalizes the engineered winter storms in their attempt to further confuse and divide populations in regard to the true state of the climate. This buys time for those in power as they prepare for total collapse. The single greatest blow we could strike against those in power is to expose the climate engineering crimes, this would galvanize and unite populations around the globe against the cabal of insanity that is running the planet. Make your voice heard, pass on credible information about climate engineering on to others, every day counts in this battle."
"Constitutional Sheriffs are becoming more vocal and demonstrating why they are a valuable asset to freedom and their communities. The latest sheriff to take a constitutional stand is Eddy County, New Mexico’s Scott London, the first sheriff in twenty-five to stand up to the IRS against a tyrannical attempt to sell a citizen in his county’s land without due process. Priscilla Jones provides the background information for the sheriff’s actions: Approximately ten days before Christmas, U.S. Marshals broke in the door of Carter’s rental property with their guns drawn. The tenant was a young mother with a new baby—home alone while her husband was at work. Sheriff London was called to the property to intervene. He advised the Marshals that Carter’s case was in appeal and he deserved due process. They threatened to arrest London, but he stood his ground and they backed off."
"In the face of an uncertain future, it appears that more Americans than ever are keeping at least some of their savings in the form of cash. And among those who have cash savings, more than half are choosing not to store their finances in bank vaults or safety deposit boxes, but rather in secret locations around the home. At least that’s the case according to a recent survey conducted by American Express, which found that 29 percent of Americans are now saving cash and coins, and that 53 percent of those who do are opting to stash it in safes or other hiding places in their homes. The survey also revealed that millennials are even more likely to avoid banks — 67 percent of those from that generation who have cash savings prefer stashing, rather than depositing. In a world where nothing is “too big to fail,” as we have seen proven time and time again in recent years, it’s no wonder that so many Americans have lost trust in the government and banking institutions as well."
"By and large, the majority of the population has deluded themselves into believing a bright future is upon the horizon. For years, economic forecasters and preppers alike have warned of the bottom dropping out of the economy. The proverbial doom prediction of “it’s not if, but when” is not just a phrase to add dramatic effect, it is a call to action. It’s a warning that the American dream is about to drastically change and that it is time to prepare accordingly."
"The Facebook project known as Deep Face can discern the accuracy of the true identity of any picture of you. DeepFace AI system is now powerful enough to spot users in the 400 million photos uploaded to the social network every single day. Facebook is claiming good intentions with the Deep Face program. Facebook claims that instead of tagging users in embarrassing and incriminating photos without their permission, users will be able to first see the photos they are appearing in and then have the choice to blur out their faces. The Deep Face program works for strangers’ pictures as well as ones from friends, but users can only see the identities of people they already know. But with good or bad intentions, Facebook holds all the cards and will still be able to identify you in any picture and hold on to that very valuable personal data. Additionally, other entities who are researching similar technology specifically the government and private companies such as Google may very well have access to this data as well."
"The elderly and disabled are being ‘put up for auction’ by local councils on ‘eBay-style’ websites, with care firms then bidding to offer them a bed. At least a dozen local authorities are listing vulnerable people’s details – including their age and what care and medication they need – before inviting bids from care homes in the area. The bidding is sometimes open for only a few hours, at other times it can last for two or three days. The cheapest offer often wins. Critics last night said the system was akin to ‘auctioning your granny’ and a ‘cattle market’, saying sensitive decisions about an elderly resident’s final years are being made by a computer programme that is only interested in costs. It also means the patient or their family often does not see the care home, and that those running the home do not see the patient before they arrive."
"On September 23, 2014, an Italian court in Milan award compensation to a boy for vaccine-induced autism. (See the Italian document here.) A childhood vaccine against six childhood diseases caused the boy’s permanent autism and brain damage. While the Italian press has devoted considerable attention to this decision and its public health implications, the U.S. press has been silent."
"I get a gnawing feeling in my stomach when I hear stories of people who died from an injury they might have survived if they’d just known a little more basic medicine. Or maybe they knew but just weren’t thinking right at the time. And then there are the people who saved lives with well-applied tourniquets and other techniques, makeshift or otherwise, that often aren’t even taught in typical first-aid classes. If you’d like to know more about such techniques, I do have a video course. Getting a devastating injury doesn’t always equal a death sentence, even if you’re in a disaster or homesteading or otherwise unable to get immediate professional help. If you know the right things to do, you may be able to survive—or save the life of a loved one. Here are my best tips to deal with five life-threatening injuries when you can’t get to a doctor, until you can. (In addition to all these tips, have someone quickly call 911 if possible.) My suggestion is to put these to memory."
"On Monday we shared our new herb garden for our deck. Today we're going to show you how to make your own tiered herb garden. This herb garden is great for small spaces and decks. We decided to grow our herbs on our deck because the neighborhood deer have decided to mow down on anything and everything in our yard this year. I think the culprits are these two cute faces. Ike and I think they are adorable but stay away from my plants, fools. I've put Ike on deer watch now in addition to herb garden duty. I should also put him on hydrangea duty. My hydrangeas had about 20 beautiful blooms. I went out to snip off a few and GONE. ALL GONE. I lost my marbles and bought some deer deterrent product (all natural, won't harm anyone). We have a huge wooden area right behind our house. Eat that already! Oh yeah, we're sharing a tutorial today. I forgot. Tutorials are so boring yet helpful. Nate actually wrote this one on his own and it's too boring for me to proof read. I did skim the pictures. Happy building!"
"With every profession there seems to be a secret language or code spoken for the purpose of confusing everyone else. Veterinary medicine is no different with our alphabet soup of acronyms and abbreviations that we use as short hand. Usually I remember to ask my clients if they understand what I mean when I give them instructions. But sometimes I forget. So here are some of the ones I commonly use in practice and what they mean."