"You can lose up to 10 pounds per week on the Military Diet without strenuous exercise or prescriptions. And best of all, the Military Diet is free! The 3 day Military Diet is probably cheaper than what you’re eating right now. The food combinations in the Military Diet are designed to burn fat, kick start your metabolism and lose weight fast. In fact, the Military Diet is one of the best natural diets known for rapid weight loss without a prescription."
(Sgt Trainer: If you want to lose weight...look into this. Use the menu at the top of the page at the hyperlink to see. You can also download the diet plan. Thanks to reader J.T. for this link.)
"With the measles and measles vaccine debate reaching a near frenzy on the Internet, it is always nice to throw some cold hard facts on the firestorm currently raging in the measles debate. So here are some easily verifiable facts regarding deaths associated with measles in the United States for the past 10 years, and deaths associated with measles vaccines during the same 10 year period."
"With talk of Jade Helm blowing up across the Internet and the US military pushing back against what they call "conspiracy theorists," the statements below by Roy Potter, a former a 28 year veteran of the U.S. Army, ranked Lt. Colonel, who served in in various Military Police and Military Intelligence positions across the world, are a must hear as he tells listeners they had better "wake up quickly." Potter highlights the Jade Helm training exercises scheduled to take place in multiple states, specifically listing two of those states as "hostile,"and he points out this operation is "unprecedented and dangerous," detailing the critical difference between a training exercise geared for civil disobedience and and exercise listing "unconventional warfare," to "take over those states militarily," which is what Jade Helm is listed as.
NOTE- Two of the states listed as "hostile" in the Jade Helm operation are Texas and Utah, both, according to this report from December 2014, are listed as two of the top seven states with the most "gun friendly regulations."
"Republican Governor Chris Christie has signed legislation making New Jersey the first state to require local, democratic approval before law enforcement agencies can receive surplus military equipment from the Department of Defense. The legislation—signed during Sunshine Week, a national celebration of government transparency and accountability that runs March 15-21—is a major victory for government transparency, democratic accountability, and the effort to demilitarize local police forces. In recent decades, New Jersey law enforcement agencies have acquired nearly $33 million worth of military equipment, including armored vehicles, grenade launchers, and assault rifles. Under the new law, police departments must not only notify local governments of their intention to obtain used military gear, but also receive their explicit approval before doing so. While New Jersey is the first to enact democratic accountability and transparency mechanisms related to Department of Defense hand-me-downs to state and local police, it is not alone among states grappling with the impact of police militarization."
"Smart meters basically are licensed radio stations that transmit electrical usage, occupancy times, and other information out of homes on which they are installed, thereby, providing wiretapping without proper and legal search warrants. As a result of that illegal activity, Smart Meters are illegal and cannot be forced upon anyone since they basically are breaking federal laws, even though they supposedly function within the purview of law, especially in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania where there is no “opt out” provisions in the law. Furthermore, some U.S. Constitutional issues are involved. Moreover, a Smart Meter basically is nothing more than “a search without a warrant every day,” hundreds of times during the day—24/7, due to the constant collection of information being transmitted out of the house. It’s nothing short of electrical, house-wiretapping! Wiretapping is illegal in all 50 states!"
"The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making it tougher for governors to deny man-made climate change. Starting next year, the agency will approve disaster-preparedness funds only for states whose governors approve hazard-mitigation plans that address climate change. This may put several Republican governors who maintain that the Earth isn't warming due to human activities, or prefer to take no action, in a political bind. Their position may block their states' access to hundreds of millions of dollars in FEMA funds. In the last five years, the agency has awarded an average $1 billion a year in grants to states and territories for taking steps to mitigate the effects of disasters. "If a state has a climate denier governor that doesn't want to accept a plan, that would risk mitigation work not getting done because of politics," said Becky Hammer, an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council's water program. "The governor would be increasing the risk to citizens in that state" because of his climate beliefs."
"If you could live anywhere in America during the tumultuous years ahead, where would it be? This is a topic that is hotly debated, and the truth is that there is not a single right answer. If you have a very strong family support system where you are, it might not be right to try to move 2000 miles away and start a new life from scratch. And for many Americans, moving is out of the question in the short-term because they are completely and totally dependent on employment in their local areas. But in recent years we have seen an increasing number of Americans strategically relocate to another region of the country. They can see our society breaking down and they can see the storm clouds on the horizon and they want to do what they can to prepare themselves and their families for what is ahead. So is there a “best place to live” in the United States? Are there some areas that are preferable to others? The following are 9 maps to consider…"
"The number two official at the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday was accused of creating an appearance of “favoritism and special access” in decisions on whether to grant visas to certain foreigners — including in one case pushed by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and his staff — according to a report released by the DHS Office of Inspector General. The OIG report said Deputy DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas took extraordinary steps in three cases to help these non-citizens win green cards, under a program that gives people access to these cards if they invest $500,000 in the United States. That program hands out so-called EB-5 visas, but it has been under scrutiny for the last several months for possible abuse."
"Do you feel secure knowing DHS/police are spying on passenger records without a warrant? The first release of documents from 'Papers Please.org's' FOIA request for records of police and govt access to Amtrak reservation data show that Amtrak is giving police root access and a dedicated user interface to mine passenger data for general state and law enforcement purposes and is lying to passengers about it."
"The move to a cashless society won’t happen overnight. Instead, it is being implemented very slowly and systematically in a series of incremental steps. All over the planet, governments are starting to place restrictions on the use of cash for security reasons. As citizens, we are being told that this is being done to thwart criminals, terrorists, drug runners, money launderers and tax evaders. Other forms of payment are much easier for governments to track, and so they very much prefer them. But we are rapidly getting to the point where the use of cash is considered to be a “suspicious activity” all by itself. These days, if you pay a hotel bill with cash or if you pay for several hundred dollars worth of goods at a store with cash you are probably going to get looked at funny. You see, the truth is that we have already been trained to regard the use of large amounts of cash to be unusual. The next step will be to formally ban large cash transactions like France and other countries in Europe are already doing."
"If you’re new to this series, the first two articles in it are What Do You Prep For and Common Personal Disasters; you should go back and read both, in sequence, because we’re going to build on them. Next, and far down the list from a common personal disaster (like a house fire or a car wreck out in the middle of BF-nowhere) is an event that impacts more than you and extends to either a local or regional area. None of these are especially likely but if you live in some parts of the country you may experience a few of these during your life. In other parts of the country these sort of events are exceedingly rare, but they still dwarf the sort of event most “preppers” are thinking of by a factor of at least 100. These events all have one thing in common: They typically make the news in a big way and while statistically they’re unlikely they sure suck if you’re one of the people who get nailed by them! I divide these events into two categories: The foreseeable and the unforeseeable."
"When confronted with crisis, folks have varied responses. Some people rise to greatness and shine in the crisis. Most folks keep trucking along, doing what they know and handling what they can. Some sad folks, at the first sign of difficulty or failure, throw up their hands, cry woe, and give up hope."
"If you are old and poor life is no fun. 1 in 6 pensioners (1.8 million or 16% of pensioners in the UK) live in poverty, defined as 60% of median income after housing costs. Avoiding living your last years, in poverty asking for handouts is not what most of us expect. However, if not careful some of us can be facing that very future. It never is too late to acquire a divers set of assets in order to protect yourself against anything the future might throw at you. This article is not your standard stock/bond/etf/gold/REIT diversification, so hang on. Resilience of this kind, comes from the ability to absorb shocks that negatively impact your ability to acquire what you need and desire now and in the future. This is done through a combination of:"
"Here on the Homestead with have well water. This water, while tasting amazing, has iron in it. The iron stains our tub and toilet and also builds up, along with calcium, in our shower head. The Principal would rather just buy a new shower head every time it clogs. Which honestly has only been a few times in the 10 years since we built the house. I am too cheap. I want to see if my essential oils will work."
(Sgt Trainer: I learned something new here. Thanks to reader B.T. for this link.)
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"Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) have introduced the Surveillance State Repeal Act that would end the NSA’s unconstitutional domestic spying. I can say without hesitation: this bill is the real deal. “The Patriot Act contains many provisions that violate the Fourth Amendment and have led to a dramatic expansion of our domestic surveillance state,” said Rep. Massie. “Our Founding Fathers fought and died to stop the kind of warrantless spying and searches that the Patriot Act and the FISA Amendments Act authorize. It is long past time to repeal the Patriot Act and reassert the constitutional rights of all Americans. I am proud to co-sponsor Congressman Pocan’s bill and look forward to working with him on this issue.” Congress has introduced a handful of NSA reform bills over the past few years. Due to public disapproval of NSA spying, there is significant political pressure to “do something” about it. Most of these reform bills, however, would do practically nothing to rein in warrantless spying. Civil liberties experts say that most of these bills contain loopholes that would allow the invasive practices to continue. That’s why it’s so refreshing to see a bill like the Surveillance State Repeal Act. It’s bold and effective. Specifically, here is what the bill would do:"
"While Texas lawmakers are trying to make filming the police illegal, Colorado is taking a much better approach. A package of bills that are designed to increase police oversight have been introduced in the Colorado Legislature. One of the measures included in the package would impose up to $15,000 in civil penalties for cops who interfere with someone trying to film them."
"On March 23rd, 2015 a new Ohio law goes into effect. Ohio House Bill 234, signed into law by Governor John Kasich Dec. 19, 2014, amends a number of the state’s previously standing gun statutes. The change that effects the greatest number of people is that Ohio will now recognize any valid permit from any US state in Ohio. So if your permit was recently not honored in Ohio you now have some additional flexibility when you travel to the Buckeye State. This is also good for Ohio permit holders as Colorado, New Hampshire, Texas, Wisconsin, and Georgia are returning the favor and will now honor the Ohio permit. In addition to the greater reciprocity, the new law also allows hunters to use suppressors on guns, allows Ohioans to buy rifles, shotguns, and ammunition from any state; and impements a more rigorous background check for concealed carry permit applicants."
"The survivalist community is often perceived as a bunch of gloom and doom types sitting on a pile of MREs, ammunition and guns in some far out corner of the North West. Of course the survivalist is also typecast as expecting TEOTWAWKI (the end of the world as we know it) to occur any day now, in fact he is actually hoping for it. Honestly it is time for this stereotype to die a deserving death. Modern survivalists are many things but very few are actually concerned about the infamous black helicopters or FEMA Camps. Most instead are simply realists who understand that sometimes things do go wrong and it is better to be prepared than to expect someone else to solve your problems."
"No wonder the Indians loved this plant...the uses are endless...scroll down to "other uses" and click to see all the things you can make with it."
"I had been wanting to interview Paul Craig Roberts for a long time already. For many years I have been following his writings and interviews and every time I read what he had to say I was hoping that one day I would have the privilege do interview him about the nature of the US deep state and the Empire. Recently, I emailed him and asked for such an interview, and he very kindly agreed. I am very grateful to him for this opportunity."
"American Built Arms Company (A*B Arms), a veteran-owned, Type 07 U.S. manufacturer of firearms and firearms parts and accessories to the civilian, law enforcement and defense industry, has launched the A*B Arms Mission Critical Kit™ (MCK™). The A*B Arms Mission Critical Kit™ is a collection of critical replacement parts for you and your AR-15/M-4 that are there to serve you in your time of need. The MCK™ is manufactured for military and law enforcement, as well as civilian firearms enthusiasts. The MCK™ will make sure you have what you need, when you need it."
"Pre-packaged processed foods may be convenient, but if you seek to improve your health, cooking from scratch using fresh unprocessed ingredients is more or less non-negotiable. Once you’re eating non-adulterated foods—foods that are as close to their natural state as possible—then basically everything you eat is a “superfood.” You need nutrients—all of them—and nutrients are found in abundance in fresh, raw foods. Still, suggestions of specific items can be helpful to steer you in the right direction, so to help you get started, I’ve compiled two lists: one consisting of seven every-day nutritional powerhouses, plus another one with seven superfoods you may never have heard of—because eating healthy doesn’t have to be monotonously boring!"
"Just last evening (as I type this) I had the pleasure of conversation with a former Cadet Commander of the local Civil Air Patrol squadron. This young gentleman is now a college sophomore majoring in wilderness studies of some sort. He was a licensed fixed wing pilot before graduating high school and, needless to say, he spends a lot of his out-of-classroom time in places where there are no Stabuck’s anywhere nearby. Even in his physical training (PT) uniform of shorts and a t-shirt, he still had a folding knife clipped into his waistband. In his truck he maintains a 72-hour survival pack. It’s something that his lifestyle and studies have driven him, or prepared him, to do."
"Good news from out west. A New Mexico bill, HB 560, to restrict civil asset forfeiture has cleared the legislature - receiving unanimous support in the State House and State Senate - and awaits the signature of Governor Susana Martinez to become law. Among other things, the New Mexico bill requires a criminal conviction for forfeiture actions, bolsters the "innocent owner" defense by requiring that the owner know that his/her property was being used illegally, requires that all forfeiture proceeds be deposited into the general fund rather than into the seizing agencies, and limits the ability of state and local law enforcement agencies to circumvent state law by utilizing the federal equitable sharing program."