Friday miscellany

Will The Election Results Cause Massive Riots To Erupt All Over America? : “Will the most divisive campaign in modern American history culminate in massive riots in our major cities? Right now, supporters of Barack Obama and supporters of Mitt Romney are both pinning all of their hopes on a victory on November 6th. The race for the presidency is extremely tight, and obviously the side that loses is going to be extremely disappointed when the election results are finalized. But could this actually lead to violence? Could we actually see rioting in communities all over America?”

A Survival Guide to Catastrophe : “Survival is not just a product of luck. We can do far more than we think to improve our odds of preventing and surviving even the most horrendous of catastrophes. It’s a matter of preparation.” Thanks to Athen B for the link.

HuffPo Busts Gallup Poll Boosting Obama by Tinkering With Sample on Eve of Election : “Conservative critics of mainstream media polling are feeling vindicated today after the left-wing Huffington Post revealed the fact that the Gallup poll likely altered the percentage of non-whites in its sample in the weeks after the Democratic National Convention, likely boosting President Barack Obama’s approval rating–and, possibly, his poll margin.” Thanks to Gwen C for the link.

Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea: Is The Antibiotic Era Coming To An End? : “If you’ve never heard of a superbug before, you may want to sit down. It’s a bit of an oversimplification, but bacteria and other infectious agents earn superbug status once they’ve developed resistance to a number of medications originally designed to wipe them out (like antibiotics).” Thanks to Gwen C for the link.

The Fed’s US Land-Grab Hidden Within Purchase of Mortgage-Backed Securities : “The latest scheme of the banking cartels has been introduced as QE3, which is nothing more than a massive land-grab in the domestic US by the technocrats under the guise of purchasing the mortgage-backed securities through the Federal Reserve to alleviate the pressure the banks are feeling from the bait-and-switch they caused.” Thanks to A l for the link.

Federal Reserve’s Money Printing Failure : “This article explains the failure behind the current money printing scheme and how banks, not people, get the money.” Thanks to A l for the link.

Chicago Plans Second Amendment Tax : “Cook County Board President Preckwinkle is eyeing a violence tax on guns and ammunition sold in the city and suburbs, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.” Thanks to Scott G for the link.

NY Appeals Court Allows Shooting Victim To Sue Hi-Point : Perhaps, I could sue the hammer manufacturer the next time I accidentally smash my thumb, or the maker of the table when I stub my toe?

Human genes engineered into experimental GMO rice being grown in Kansas : “Unless the rice you buy is certified organic, or comes specifically from a farm that tests its rice crops for genetically modified (GM) traits, you could be eating rice tainted with actual human genes.” Thanks to Denise H for the link.

Top 20 ways to boost your immunity to colds and flu without using vaccines : “The big winter flu shot vaccine push is on! You are about to be bombarded with endless messages to “get vaccinated!for the record, all the healthiest people walking around who don’t catch the flu are the ones who refuse flu shots while taking care of their immune system.”

Three Easy Homemade Laundry Detergents : “Why should you make your own laundry soap? It’s easy, it’s cheap, and it’s free of weird, unknown chemicals.”

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  1. Rice – It is reaching the point where if you don’t grow it yourself and KNOW what it is…….you are going to be subject to the long arm and over reach of Monsanto. At one point I am sure that Monsanto had good intentions to feed the results of over population………but on the road to good food…….money got in the way.

    Elections – Candidly, I would hate to be in Mental Matt’s boots on November 7th…….he is in my prayers daily.

    Violence Tax in Chicago……wouldn’t it be cheaper and make more sense to arm the “normal” people still living there……or is there no normal people there anymore.

    Election poll tampering……….it is interesting that HuffPo was the one to catch it………..but we are lied to everyday, All Day……….doesn’t matter anymore.

    • Rice – Since that was approved and has been grown since 2007, there’s no telling what other plants have been affected in all those years! As you say, grow your own food and hope you’re not downwind from some other’s experiments!

  2. Riots over the election? Both sides are getting pretty polarized.

  3. Georgeislearning says:

    Soon my cable , tv and phone bundle will be a thing of the past however I can still check in using the library computers, there free 🙂

    First off MD thank you so much for the work and effort you put into the site. You deserve to be paid for your service. I know we had some discuission via email a while back and I withdrawl my comment. You earn what you get and deserve more.

    I would like to thank everyone for all the information that they offer its all fantastic and very helpful. Keep it up.

    We had some talk a while back about going to stores and they ask for all kinds of info. I had not really experienced that until yesterday. I went to lowes. I used a gift card and cash, nothing tieing who I was to the purchase. The girl wouldn’t let up, she was nice about it but very persistant . She wanted to sign me up on some kinda lowes card, I said no thanks, she looked at the manager who was standing behind me. she rang up the stuff then asked for my phone incase I lost the reciept I could jsut use my number to bring up the purchase. I said no thanks she again looked at the manager still standing by me. It was a weird situation . Normally I use my debit card and never had this issue before. I think with your debit card they keep the info and tie it to all your rpurchases no matter if you enroll or not. Just thought I would mention my thought about using the debit cards/ or cc.
    Seems using cash or gift cards gets there panties in wad.

    I have been trying to buy American only goods and let me say, its really really hard. I mean its sickening how hard it is to find American made goods to buy. We have to bring manufacturing back to America. We have to make the prices for goods fair and compeitive. I want a imported good to cast teh same aas an American made product. Then let me choose to buy teh best made product. At least give the American manufacturing base a fighting chance. Currently we have no chance, and its disgusting that we are allowing this and have.
    Why has my head been shoved up my rectum for so long?

    Biden vs Ryan. My wifes a teacher she was undecided and normally doesn’t get involved. I got her to watch the debate, she quickly grew to hate Job “stand up chuck and take a bow” Biden. She said his constant laughing was extremly disrespectful and very much unlike a VP. She did want Ryan to answer questions more directly, however the disrespect actually mad her mad and she will vote for Romney / Ryan.

    One other thing that really pissed me off was near teh end of the debate WTSP channel 10 here in Tampa was running tweets across the bottom of the screen. Words like Ryan is a lieing POS.. Someone should punch Ryan in his F’ing face.. I mean those exact terms rolled across teh bottom of my screen while Ryan was giving his closing statement. It was one of the worse media hit jobs I have seen in a long time. Both my wife and I wee in absolute disgust with what we were seeing. I have sent many emails to various people today. WTSP, FCC, Ryan and a few advertisers of WTSP. It was truly disgusting.

    Oh yeah did everyone see the Muslim ring on Obama? i would like some verifacation on that.
    remember in the 2008 election how obama siad he didnt hear the pastor at his church talking about kill whitie and all that anti white speech. Obamas like I didnt pay attention. Well who goes to church and doesnt pay attention to what the preacher is saying? I’ll tell you who, someone who is just concerned with how he looks. Well to me he looks like crap.

    Well I can end up rambling for ever so Ill jsut stop and get to work.

    These are my opinions

    I hope to the Lord above Romney does not let us down.

    God Bless

  4. PGCPrepper says:

    Who’s Gary? LOL. Yep, that was mine. Don’t lioness’ travel in packs? Is this biblical; lions laying down with a sheep. Nah, just a smart prepper lion raising it’s own food.

    • Tactical G-Ma says:

      That was the best laugh I have had all day!

    • HomeINsteader says:

      Actually, it’s “and the Lion shall lie down with the Lamb”…but don’t fret, this gets misquoted 99.9% of the time!

      This is a picture of Y’eshua/Jesus Christ as BOTH the Lion of the Tribe of Judah and the final sacrifice, the Lamb of G-d…in case you wanted to know, of course. ; )

      • HomeINsteader says:

        Actually, that’s not accurate, either, although it is often taught as such.

        Sorry, but I hate to teach wrongly, and must correct my own error. So, what is the correct reference?

        The Savior (Y’eshua/Jesus Christ) is identified as “the Lion of the Tribe of Judah” in Revelation 5:5

        He is often referred to as “the Lamb of G-d”, “who takes away the sin of the world”. In OT times, people were instructed to give sacrifices of live animals – poor people used birds (they were acceptable) and people who could used firstborn lambs; NT put an end to this, as Y’eshua/Jesus Christ was the final sacrifice, for ALL people, for ALL time. If you study the torture of Christ on the way to the cross of Calvary and the details of crucifixion, this idea of “sacrifice” takes on full meaning.

        Isaiah 11:6
        The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.

        Isaiah 65:25
        The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.

        Both of these passages deal with the kingdom age on the earth after the Lord Jesus Christ returns to reign on the earth as King of kings. The ferocious beasts (like the lion) will live peaceably with the gentle animals (like the lamb). Certainly, this will be a literal reality on the earth. However, this picture is also symbolic of the peace that will pervade the entire earth. When preachers speak of the lion and the lamb lying down together, they are referring to the time of peace when Jesus will reign as King over the earth.

        I don’t know about you, but I find it MOST COMFORTING to know that He (Y’eshua/Jesus Christ) will one day put a stop to ALL WAR forever! I long for that day.

  5. Election riots ? no more or less than normal ……….all some people need is an excuse ………there will be some mal contents causing trouble but no more than for any other issue . One thing that bothers me are all the stubborn people that are going to write in Ron Paul or somebody else ……all I can say is …..Obama thanks you ! ANY vote other than Romney is a vote for OBAMA …….time to get real about that .

    • SurvivorDan says:

      If Romney wins there will be some trouble. Full-scale rioting? I doubt it. If the elections were held during the summer….then rioting would be more likely. I remember the rioting in the late 60’s and the 70’s were always in the heat of the summer. The heat makes folks more ornery.
      Even makes me more ornery. Though not enough to turn me into an mindless, raping, looting, lawless, thieving rioter. I leave that to inner city opportunistic criminal types. Any excuse will suffice for those fellas. 😉

      • You are correct about the heat ………more fights , road rage , etc . happens in hot weather . When I lived in Maine , a guy I worked with told me that winter is a filter …..When I asked why , he told me this : ” because all the annoying asshole things people do during warm weather go away …….because during winter , its either too much work or they cant do it at all and things get quiet and peaceful again , so it filters out jackass behavior ” I thought about that , and to a point , its true . You dont hear loud ass motorcycles , its too cold to roll down your window so the music is quieter , matter of fact , I never saw a motorcycle cop in Maine , they are just too impractical to justify the expense because they are worthless in winter . They are worthless period …but thats another rant lol . Extreme heat makes people crazy ! take an unstable person , put him in 100+ degree weather , stuck in grid lock traffic , day after day …..its a bad recipe . Interstate 10 has been shut down 3 times this year that I know of because of a road rage shootings , when they do that …. a MAJOR part of the city is affected for hours ! Dont bother going out .

    • No offense to you TR, but I’ll cast my vote for who I want to win in every election. There’s no lesser of two evils argument here for me, it’s like trying to chose between arsenic or cyanide posioning. What’s it matter, the result is the same.

      Whichever wins, the Constitution is going to be further trampled, and the police state will grow bigger. Just like it did under Bush, just like it did under Obama. If you can cast a vote in good conscience for either of these two candidates, fine. I can’t and won’t.

      • I hear ya , not telling anybody how to vote …….just pointing out thats how our system works ……..if you dont want Obama to win the election , then the only vote that will do that is Romney , any other will in affect be null , which actually helps Obama rather than hurt him . just sayin .

  6. Cold Warrior says:

    What a suprise, The Left is going to turn violent if/when they lose. Like The Korean War, Viet Nam War, Cold War, student riots of the 1960’s, Marxist wars in Africa, The Middle East, and South/Central America weren’t enough? Godless governments have murdered over 100 million people in less than 100 years, according to the KGB’s own files. These facts were exposed in the book “The Black Book of Communism”.

    Look at old Joe “Bite-me” Biden and the anger-fest he put on yesterday. He had no intention of debating.

    Christ said “Blessed are the Peace Makers” not “Blessed are the Violent”. Every Cop, every Service Man and Woman, who stands guard over You and Yours are “Peace Makers”, and need to be prayed for.

    • Stalin was in all actuality worse than Hitler . Not sayin either one of them was a good guy .

    • Also , no offense to the women out there but why didn the moderator have the balls enough to intervine and keep order !!!!????? she failed in every way . Biden was just using the typical strategy liberals use in public , scream and interject so the other person will not be heard …..this is very deliberate of the left and an actual tactic .

      • Cold Warrior says:

        The is an old saying, “I you murder one person, you’ve murdered an Universe”. I agree, all Godless “movements” end up killing people one way or the other.

        I think the moderator was on Bite-me’s side? Joe must have learned this trick from some “Community Organizer” or another.

        • axelsteve says:

          I do not think that the black panthers will try what they did last time out. They are still way outnumbered.I do not think what they did last time will be tolerated again.

    • SurvivorDan says:

      Cold Warrior: Well said! Ditto!

  7. Neither presidential candidate is devil or savior. Both have only served to deepen the divide between Americans and the only reason to vote for one is to vote against the other. Where’s the real leader America needs? One who will bring Americans together instead of pushing them apart. Sure won’t find him/her in the current political arena.

    As for the riot possibility, as one poster on the article’s website quipped, “What do riots matter on the Titanic”.

    • Cold Warrior says:

      Tommy, if you can’t tell the differance between a Mormon Businessman and a Radical Marxist, you need some glasses son.

      Ask yourself this, Which of the two are more likely to up hold The Constitution? A Mormon who believes our founding documents are equal to Scripture or a Commie who has shown no respect for our laws….you figure it out.

      • cant argue with that

      • All politicians lie. It’s in their job description. They all sell themselves to the highest bidder like the whores they are. There is no difference between liars or between whores. Choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil. And that’s all the choice that’s offered on Election day. Heads or Tails, it’s the same coin.

        If you’re dumb enough to believe in any politician, I’ve got some beach front property just east of the Port Aransas jetties I’ll sell you. Son.

        • Buying property in Yuma might not be a bad idea , after all , most computer simulations show thats where the water will stop when Kalifornia drops into oblivion from the big one . Thats not an IF its a WHEN . Yuma Beach Club !

        • Jeramiah 10/23 it is not for man who is walking to direct even his own step. Satan temped Jesus with rulership of the world.Evil is in goverment at least man made goverments.

        • SurvivorDan says:

          I agree with Cold Warrior and tommy2rs. Which might seem like a contradiction but CW is right about the difference between the two men and I think tommy2rs is right about them being two sides of the same coin. Romney may believe in the Constitution and also slow the slide of our economy into the Abyss but I remember the Republicrats didn’t do much better with the wild spending back in the 90s when they controlled Congress. And as to our Constitutional rights to privacy, etc. I don’t think either party has done an exemplary job. Later, after being kicked out, the Republicrats said that they were sorry. “We lost our way..”.
          Really? You lost your way? And who cast the deciding vote for upholding ObamaCare? The Chief Justice – a ‘strict’ Constitutionalist and Conservative who was appointed by a Republicrat.
          Yes…I think the Democratic party has been hijacked by their extreme Left. But are most of the Republicrats true Conservatives and Constitutionalists? No….they are not.

          “They all sell themselves to the highest bidder like the whores they are. ” tommy2rs

          THEY all do just that. I was a red blooded jingoistic flag waver, die gladly for my country’s interests type most of my life. All the ‘great’ causes, all the promises, all the rhetoric… don’t mean nothin’. Cynical? maybe. Pragmatist….definitely.

          Still….I may have to vote for that puke Romney. Better than the Devil we have by far. Am I conflicted or what?

          • SurvivorDan says:

            Oh…I forgot the Patriot Act. Trample on my constitutional rights if you need to in order to keep the folks safe. No problem for us law abiding types, right?

            What’s that old saw…”Those who would have security at the cost of liberty will have neither.” Something like that.
            The Constitution is not a living document subject to the interpretation of the current powers that be. It either means something or it don’t mean spit.

            Can you tell I’m rotating my liquor stash? Hee-hee

    • “What do riots matter on the Titanic”.

      I like that one !!!!

    • +1+1+1+1 tommy.

    • axelsteve says:

      I wonder how much the planet healed itselfe after the sortero adminastration.

  8. GoneWithTheWind says:

    A virus, like a cold or flu, cannot be stopped by “boosting your immunity system” (whatever that means). Either you have already had this particular virus before in which case you won’t “catch” it or you haven’t, in which case you will catch it. Normal healthy people cannot “boost” their immune system although it is a catchy concept. There are things which can impair your immune system but most of them are beyond our control. A flu or virus is impossible to avoid except by vaccine in the case of the flu. It can’t be “cured” but you can alleviate some of the symptoms. We have all known someone who claims to never catch a cold. Not true they catch the same colds you and I do but their symptoms don’t rise to the level of being severe. If you catch a cold and do absolutely nothing it will last about a week. If on the other hand you take all the advice out there on preventing and alleviating a cold it will only last seven days. If you want some “real” advice; get a flu shot.

  9. For those of you that live in the Southwest , here is a web site that talks about the uses of Mesquite and Chaparral ( creosote ) including nutritional,chemical/mineral breakdowns . If you get past the hippie flower child stuff , some of the information is useful as we have both in abundance out here .
    Here is another one that also details out how and when to harvest mesquite, palo verdi , ironwood , and prickly pear or food .This one is pretty good .

    • T.R. Great sites. I am always looking for foraging opportunities, and I discovered Mesquite uses a couple of years ago. Mesquite flour is highly nutritious, and Mesquite pod jelly is some of the best tasting I’ve ever had…tastes like honey! Unfortunately, this year and last year were bad for Mesquites; first drought, then grasshoppers took away their flowers and fruit. 🙁

      And Prickly Pear is a great forage item! I’ve make jelly out of the fruit, and plan to experiment with the pads (“nopales” to Hispanics). This year was fantastic for Prickly Pear, and I have several gallons of processed juice in the freezer to make jelly with. 🙂

  10. MENTALMATT says:

    Worrisome thanx for remembering me in your prayers!!!!!!!!

  11. Tactical G-Ma says:

    OMG, OMG, OMG,
    Did anyone else see Leon Panetta’s warnings on the CBS Evening News? Are you ready? Am I ready? I was really hoping we were just a bunch of lunatics. Well, think I’ll recheck all my preps. God bless and pray.

    • TG-Ma…I didn’t see…what was it?

      • Tactical G-Ma says:

        Mt. Woman,
        You can see it at and select the article on Leon Panetta and Cyber terrorism. He said what we all fear, terrorists are working on ways to hurt us. And it might cause loss of life and disruption of society. It was just government authentication of my fears. If anyone has loved ones who don’t think prepping is needed, have them watch this.

  12. Hey , can anybody recommend a decent pair of small binoculars that wont put a person in the por house ?

  13. HomeINsteader says:

    Grain Mills: what would I recommend?

    Well, until they stopped making it in the USA, I swore by the Wonder, Jr. grain mill; because it is no longer made in the USA, I would not put my money on it, and will not recommend it.

    That said, I did find that the Retsel is STILL made in the USA, if you’re looking for a similar-priced unit that has similar or, ostensibly, even better capabilities:

    If you have the $$$, Country Living Grain mills are still made here: as are Grain Maker mills:

    You could also, of course, buy a vintage wooden box unit off ebay, but they’re going for very high prices these days. Watch the shipping; some sellers will get you on shipping!

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