"No matter what side of the political fence you’re on, THIS is funny and very telling! It just all depends on how you look at the same things. It is probably made up, but it is not far from the way politicians really do spin the facts. Judy Rudd an amateur genealogy researcher in south east Queensland , was doing some personal work on her own family tree. She discovered that ex-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s great-great uncle, Remus Rudd, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Melbourne in 1889. Both Judy and Kevin Rudd share this common ancestor. The only known photograph of Remus shows him standing on the gallows at the Melbourne Jail. On the back of the picture Judy obtained during her research is this inscription: ‘Remus Rudd horse thief, sent to Melbourne Jail 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Melbourne-Geelong train six times. Caught by Victoria Police Force, convicted and hanged in 1889.’
(Sgt Trainer: Read the article...it shows just how politicians spin a story.)
"Skill is what will save your life in a survival situation, and often times it is the simplest of skills that you have, which will be the most useful. Most of us already know how to tie a simple knot. We learned how to tie our shoes at a very early age, and possibly even learned how to lash our books together for easy carrying. You can tie ribbons on gifts, and may even tie off certain cuts of meats, so knowing how to tie knots is not new, but the type of knots you may need in a survival situation may be new to you. Knot making is a simple mechanical skill, a skill that you will never forget, but it takes practice, repetition in other words so the skills become natural. In stressful situations you want skills that come to you without thinking, where your hands and muscles know what to do without thought."
"Things are, without a doubt, going to break in SHTF. Tools, farm implements, and even vehicles that are still functioning will suffer mechanical damage. When two pieces of metal brake, you are going to want to join them back together and one way of doing so is through welding. If you don’t enter SHTF with a welder, or don’t have the money to purchase one now, rest assured, you can make one that is pretty inexpensive. This video series from the King of Random shows you how to make a welder from two old discarded microwaves, some wire, wood, and copper tubing. Be very careful if you attempt to undertake this project, this could be very dangerous.."
"An online fundraiser for Madison police officer Eric Parker, who is facing charges of third-degree assault after brutally attacking 57-year-old Sureshbhai Patel, who does not speak English, has raised over $3,000 in only three days. The campaign- that has currently been shared nearly 600 times on Facebook, has a goal of $10,000 and 28 days left to reach it."
"The alarmists keep telling us their concern about global warming is all about man’s stewardship of the environment. But we know that’s not true. A United Nations official has now confirmed this. At a news conference last week in Brussels, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism. “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution,” she said."
"If you are caught driving while intoxicated and happen to be an American citizen then you’re going to be arrested, fined, and potentially jailed – and rightfully so, as by driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs you are putting the lives of others in danger when you drive on public roads. But, as we’ve come to learn in recent years, if you are an undocumented alien who has entered this country illegally, the laws don’t really apply to you. You not only get to break the law by entering the United States without authorization, but you also get free health care, housing, food and tax refunds even if you falsified your employment paperwork."
"This article is something of a shootout between my favorite (and cheap at $400) night vision scope and an interesting new digital night vision product that was made from a converted IR CCTV camera. In my experience, digital night vision normally isn’t worth the inflated price tag. I’ve even declined to review the couple “clip on” models that I’ve tried because they were just too expensive for what you get. This product, called Digital Crosshairs, is also a clip on that uses your existing scope. But at only $400-$575, it is at least arguably worth the price. As you will see, from a Prepping 101 perspective it isn’t much of a shootout. My $400 Gen I riflescope blows away this new gimmicky nightvision with the LCD screen."
"You know things are bad in the ship-building business when… amid considerably larger than expected losses, China’s COSCO announced that it has dis-assembled 8 vessels in January alone (including 3 bulk carriers) and will be decommissioning and disposing of them as it awaits a “more conducive” environment. It appears that is not coming anytime soon, as The Baltic Dry Index just hit 522 – a new all-time low (down a stunning 53 of the last 55 days)."
(Sgt Trainer: You know things are on a significant downturn when this happens. You don't just disassemble cargo ships overnight...just as you don't build them quickly either. You also don't make this decision without analyzing ALL of the data available to you, nor is this decision something that is made lightly. This means they do not feel that the economy is going to improve anytime in the near future and probably feel it's going to get worse. They are doing this to save themselves the cost of maintaining said ships over the long-term, This is important as it signifies much less cargo, e.g., imports, coming into the country which will soon manifest at your local stores!)
"A pair of bills mandating an annual tax-free holiday weekend on firearms, ammunition, and hunting supplies in the Volunteer State have been introduced. The legislation would establish a “Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday” that would begin the first Friday in September and continue through that Sunday. During the event a host of shooting and hunting items would be free of state sales taxes."
"I have been writing about the growing threat I see coming from Washington, D.C. I see this nation traveling down the same road Germany traveled in the 1930’s, and for many of the same reasons. But there are people – ignorant people – who tell me this could never happen here. Well, if you are among those who think this sort of thing could never happen here, I say learn your history – because it already has:"
"U.S. public schools have become houses of horror for many special needs students. According to the Virginia Commission on Youth, special needs students account for only 12 percent of all public school students in the United States, but they “represent 75 percent of those physically restrained and 58 percent of those secluded“. At some schools, physical restraints used on special needs children include handcuffs, duct tape and bungee cords. And often the scream rooms that these children are “isolated” in are so horrifying that it scars many of them for life. One of the key measures for any society is how it treats those that are most vulnerable. And the way that we are treating our special needs children is sorely lacking. Hopefully articles like this one will help bring awareness and change. Yes, there are some education professionals that have a real heart for special needs kids and that do a great job working with them. Unfortunately, there simply is not enough of them. A lot of public school officials that end up dealing with special needs children have received little or no specialized training, and the consequences can be absolutely disastrous."
"In recent articles (see here and here), I’ve been pointing out that the current “measles outbreak” is a CDC fabrication. On and off, since 1987, I’ve been following the CDC and its astonishing trail of lies. Lying is its business. Here is yet another example—-"
"It’s bad enough when core temperatures reach down to bone-chilling temperature, but when wind-chill comes into the picture, it can be devastating for the human body if left unprotected. Here are four terrible things extreme cold does to a human being."
"The chest cavity contains your heart and lungs, organs that could be easily injured if not protected. Your ribs form a protective armor around these organs, absorbing blunt trauma that could otherwise cause major damage. Ribs may fracture when subjected to force, resulting in pain and difficulty with breathing. In the U.S., 300,000 rib fractures are diagnosed and treated every year, with a small (7%) number resulting in hospitalization and, sometimes, surgical intervention. Trauma that is severe enough to fracture a rib can cause damage to the heart, lungs, blood vessels, and upper abdominal structures like the liver, diaphragm, kidneys, and spleen, depending on the location."
"For better or for worse, our lives are full of stress. The weather, our jobs, the economy, financial woes and poor health can all contribute to stress. In addition, for most of us, the biggest stress is simply that there are not enough hours in the day. Add prepping and learning new skills to the mix and life can get dicey. Whatever the reason, many of us are under a relentless cloud of stress that never lets up. We find ourselves enveloped by an undercurrent of tension that exists as we go about our day, even during normal times. I can only imagine what stress will be like following a disruptive event such as a disaster or collapse of some sort. I am here to tell you that comfort foods can be a great stress-reliever, expanded waistlines notwithstanding. For better or for worse, comfort food can, for a short period at least, bring back nostalgic memories of better times. For lack of any other reason, that alone, dictates that comfort foods belong in the survival pantry."
"If you are a prepper, there’s a very high likelihood that you own one or more emergency generators. It’s also highly likely that you don’t use them very often because in most cases, preppers simply keep them for emergency purposes. My family actually lived off the grid for over eight years and our only source of electricity came from our generators so we learned a very valuable lesson that I’d like to share with you all today that could save you a lot of grief when it really counts. Most emergency generators are equipped with a pull cord to start them. Sure, some higher-end models may have an electric starter but in most cases, they’ll just have a pull cord like the types that are found on your lawnmower or snowblower. The mistake that you should avoid making at all costs is putting unnecessary strain on the pull cord."
"Diatomaceous earth (DE) is an all-natural chalky, soft powder formed from the microscopic fossilized remains of ancient single-celled animals, called diatoms. If you haven’t heard of diatomaceous earth and some of its amazing uses in and around your home, get ready to have one of those hand-against-your-forehead who-would-have-thought moments. Making up about 26 percent of the earth’s crust, DE is found in sediments from rivers, lakes, streams and oceans all over the world. It is almost 90 percent silica, which is found in human hair, skin and nails. When viewed through a microscope, DE looks like a tube with holes in it. It is very hard, has a very strong negative charge and contains about 20 trace minerals. The FDA classifies food-grade DE as safe, and it has an amazing amount of uses and benefits. Here is a list of our Top 10:"
"As Republicans work to overcome a Democratic filibuster of a House-passed Department of Homeland Security bill that blocks President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is highlighting the Obama administration’s long history of dismantling immigration laws. In a lengthy timeline released Monday, Sessions — the chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest — lists every instance of the Obama administration ignoring, rewriting, delaying and breaking the nation’s immigration laws."
"I’ve been dismayed by the national brouhaha characterized by the Four Horsemen of Vaccine Hysteria: Fear, Anger, Blame, Hatred.
- The unvaccinated must be hunted down and punished
- Measles is deadly
- We need a federal mandate for the measles vaccine
- No exemptions for anyone
"Dr. Jim Willie joins Paul Sandhu on this brand new episode of Wake Up and Live Radio and immediately informs us that we're witnessing a 'mushroom of chaos' as global economic events are now moving at breakneck speeds. Jim shares with us breaking news from Swiss banks who have begun holding back on cash withdrawals of millions to multiple-billions, leaving high dollar clients nervous about the euro and thinking that the breakup of the European Union may be close according to Dr. Willie's source in Zurich. With Swiss banking clients mainly from Europe and Switzerland, as well as Russia, Latin America and Asia, Willie tells us this is a sign of something huge coming as more evidence of the aftermath of the depeg weeks ago begins to be seen. This is a jam packed program as Dr. Willie also covers Greece's default debt and their likely exit from the European Union, the treaty in the Ukraine, the coming isolation of the US as the world identifies America as a rogue, bellicose nation that China may soon take vengeance against in an attempt to strangle the US economy, leaving our retail store shelves empty. Also covered is what's going on now south of the border, where Russia and China are 'capturing' the countries of Latin America, one by one."
"The intervention by the world's central banks has resulted in today's bizarro financial markets, where "bad news is good" because it may lead to more (sorry, moar) thin-air stimulus to goose asset prices even higher. The result is a world addicted to debt and the phony stimulus now essential to sustaining it. In the process, a tremendous wealth gap has been created, one still expanding at an exponential rate. History is very clear what happens with dangerous imbalances like this. They correct painfully. Through class warfare. Through currency crises. Through wealth destruction. Is that really the path we want? Because we're for sure headed for it."
"Last fall, as I was sitting around at my favorite cigar shop trying to come up with ideas for Christmas gifts, I found myself in possession of about five empty cigar boxes. These boxes vary in size with the smallest being about 6”x5”x1.5” and the largest being about 10”x8”x3”. It occurred to me that even the smallest one would hold quite a few basic survival necessities and, packaged in an ornate cigar box, such a small survival kit might make a cool gift. I set about making my list of items that I’d want to include. The list would have to have materials or supplies to provide shelter of some minimal kind, warmth in the form of a blanket and/or fire starter materials, some signaling device, cordage (if there’s room), a knife (obviously not a big one)… The idea began to take shape and my list finally included:"