Monday Miscellany

Spreading the news one blog post at a time!

Spreading the news one blog post at a time!

1. The militarization of America’s police forces Backwoods Home Magazine : “Did you know that early Americans opposed police forces? They viewed them as a ‘standing army,’ an idea they dreaded because they felt that, eventually, that army would be used against them. Now, with the militarization of our police forces, we’re creating a standing army whose duty it is to enforce laws, even the most minor of laws, using military-grade weaponry, and Americans don’t seem to care anymore. My take on it is that this is a dangerous trend.”

2. New Hampshire State Rep. JR Hoell Suggests Armed Resistance Against US Government : “If things continue the way they are, there may be a day or a time where firearms and ammo are necessary,” predicted Hoell. “It happened in the Revolutionary War. I’d like to think we’re not there yet, but as things continue to unravel, that may be the next step.” Yep… and everyday we lose more and more Constitutional rights (for instance just the other day we lost the Fourth amendment and now Police May Search A Home Without Obtaining A Warrant.

3. Constitutional expert: U.S. is at ‘constitutional tipping point’ : “Our system is changing in a very fundamental way. And it’s changing without a whimper of regret or opposition.”

4. Americans Have Lost VIRTUALLY ALL of Our Constitutional Rights : “This post explains the liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights – the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution – and provides a scorecard on the extent of the loss of each right.”

5. I don’t know what to think of this one, but I thought it an interesting read and thought that you might too – Hoax and High Treason… Adam Lanza Never Existed!… Sandy Hook School Was Not an Operating School at Time of Shooting. I would love to hear from readers that live in the area in or near Sandy Hook.

6. Couple Who Found $10 Million Treasure on Their Property Could Face Arrest : “The Northern Californian couple who found $10 million worth of gold coins on their land could be arrested according to California Law for failing to report their stunning discovery to police, it emerged today.”

7. Russia And China ‘In Agreement’ Over Ukraine : “Russia has said China is largely “in agreement” over Ukraine, after other world powers condemned Moscow for sending troops into the country.” Could this be the start of WW3?

8. Are 9 Dead Bankers A Sign Of Pending Economic Collapse? : “A ninth banker was found dead only days ago. What is driving successful bankers with families to kill themselves in droves? And if anyone has been watching closely, five other major bankers died in either suicides or mysterious circumstances in 2013. That’s 14 dead bankers.”

9. A High Chance Of Pandemic From H7N9 Bird Flu : “If there is sustained human-to-human transmission, it won’t just be a problem for China, it will be a disaster for the world.”

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  1. #1,2,3 and 4, It made me shake my head the other day,to think that there are still people that think the police mean you no harm and are on your side.Every day you wake up,overnight, some police department somewhere has figured out a way to skirt one more constitutionally guaranteed right, to circumvent it, to navigate around it,to misinterpret it.wether that right be freedom from illegal search,or right to free speech,or right to assemble.Im truly sad in my heart for those that dont realize thatthe mayberry cop days are over and wont be coming back. All we have to look forward to is one of two realities. Either we will eventually be owned in every sense of the word,by our governement and its operatives (police,IRS,DMV,all social programs) or we will have to shed blood to return this country to the people whose ancestors came here to escape what weve allowed to happen here. Complacency, has its costs,and freedom from tyranical government is the reward for speaking out,for standing up,for refusing to accept the badge wearing boots on your head . Ive decided that I have no room in my life for any interaction with people who cant see the writing on the wall. Time is far to short and the window for taking action is closing to fast,to waste it on people who have no hope of being part of the solution.

    • recoveringidiot says:

      BC, I have said for years that our ‘POLICE” are nothing but armed tax collectors. We are citizens only as long as we can pay and after that we turn into inmates or wards of the state.

    • You know when they are allowed by law to Lie to you when investigating or questioning you sends one HUGE red flag my way!!!!!

    • MentalMatt says:

      Oh another great post, yeah we all meet up, and discuss how to trample your rights. Really???, dude take a pill, or waddle around and take care of your little doggies, your not that important!!!!!. Speaking live from one of the major cities in the United States, it’s really not on the program.. Truth being told im more of a libertarian than you, just not as paranoid…..

      • Ouch,
        I know that has to hurt Matt, especially when you put your life on the line every day in your job. The hard part for mere civilians is seeing all the police abuse that seems to be getting worse lately. What’s your take on why so many police are letting stressful situations get the better of them and more apt to use force rather than good old police know how? To be honest I fear the police now and I have had a couple run ins with some bad ones recently who do not appear to be fit for the job.

      • Bctruck says:

        “Waddle around”? I really don’t think you understand what your comments say about you as a person and yes, you are exactly the type of person who can’t control their need to hurt people,that we want to have a badge and a gun.

        • worrisome says:

          This is hard to read. I think a lot of both BC and Mental Matt. Makes me sad that this is even an issue in this country.

  2. even reading #5 made my IQ drop…too much Before its news

    • Rider of Rohan says:

      dean, here’s a link to a school security expert in Florida who is doing real research on the incident at SH. Since he is an expert(ex Florida State Police and ICE Officer, nationally recognized school security consultant) I found his information to be the best. If you have time, listen to him, and I urge all Pack members to do the same.

      • grannyj says:


        thanks for this link. I listened to the whole thing and he just makes so much sense……after seeing much of the live footage at the time!…I had more questions than answers.

        Working in a hospital….people WANT to see their loved one no matter what!

        This is a good interview….and it raises many common sense questions. Take the time and listen…..I think you’ll agree (if you don’t already) that there is something seriously amiss in this event.

        • Rider of Rohan says:

          Yep, I was shocked myself after hearing the interview, grannyj. Mr. Halbig is an expert on school security, worked on the Jonesboro and Columbine cases, and just been shut out on this one. It stinks, especially the fact that he was threatened with a felony for doing nothing more than filing an FOI Act request. Chilling.

  3. Chuck Findlay says:

    Dark days are upon us for sure.

    And it’s just going to go down hill more every day.

    The US government has declared war on us.

  4. RB in Alabama says:

    #7 The inability of western governments to learn from history is truly frightening. Roll back the clock to the late 1930’s and compare to today. Then substitute “Putin” for “Hitler”, “Russia” for “Germany”, and “Ukraine” for the “Sudetenland” and you can see clearly where this is going.
    But not our government, who has stated that a military option or threat thereof is not on the table as a response to this “wanton act of Russian aggression”. I suppose we need to do one more substitution, “Obama” for “Chamberlain”… “Peace in our time”, anyone?

    • RB,
      From the time Obama first started to run for election my step-dad called him a Hitler wanna-be and much of what tdl has done has convinced me that he was right.

    • Draq wraith says:

      Tell you what. Type up the following terms and read history then copses it to tdl’s programs
      Hitler health care
      Hitler rise to power Ernst rohm.
      Nazi gun laws.
      Now check the same phisophy under Obama.
      Putin should be compared to Stalin, not Hitler.

    • Actually Chamberlain saved the UK, quite inadvertently though.

      • husband has dealt w. ukrainians and studied their history.
        eastern ukrainians want naught to do w. the illegal gov’t. in western ukraine.
        one uke. man told us years ago that it would be best if ukraine were to be separate eastern and western countries.
        heads of uke navy and air force side w. eastern ukes and are forming crimean forces separate from western ukraine. it is the will of the people.
        the reserve forces in western ukraine have been called up by the unelected gov’t. and are refusing to answer the call.
        it is the will of the people not to be run over by the western ukrainian gov’t.

  5. M.D. — Chris Hernandez takes #5 apart rather handily @

    • Mark,

      Never heard of Chris Hernandez – what is his background and was he there when it happened? All I read on his site was just his thoughts and options as to what he thinks happened – same with the people claiming that it was all just a false flag event or that it never happened at all.

      • nick flandrey says:

        Hi MD, Chris is a former cop in the Houston area, and other parts of Texas, as well as a National Guardsman with several deployments. I’ve spoken with him on the phone and corresponded with him. I’ve also read his fiction.

        I believe him to be an honest, thoughtful, and intelligent guy, with a vast stockpile of experiences, and good judgement.

        I believe he has the background to speak authoritatively on personal defense, and law enforcement issues and experiences. No, he wasn’t at SH, so no first hand reporting, but there is very little of that anywhere.

        The linked article hits most of my internal checklist for dismissing it (or at least requiring any claims it makes to be backed by extraordinary proof.)
        – mentions satanists
        – mentions secret controlling zionists
        – says ‘he can’t imagine doing it’ so how could anyone else? (I can’t imagine being able to win the Nobel, but other people do, every time.)
        – claims that the Gifford shooting, and the Aurora theatre shooting are also hoaxes.

        The parent website is a full on grab bag of pretty much every conspiracy theory too.

        So, I’m not giving too much credence to it. And from a practical standpoint, all it does is cause distraction, and disorganization, and strife– which all play into the hands of anyone who really DID want to direct and control the population. See for info about the .gov’s ability to sow strife into communities of ideas.


        • nick flandrey,

          Like I said both sides are only “talking heads” and the only ones that know the whole truth are the first ones that arrived on the scene or the ones that orchestrated it. I personally, believe that the truth is somewhere in the middle.

        • Patriot Dave says:

          Nick, While I agree that some of the stuf on this site was over the top; there are others out there scouring the videos, audios, and comparing photos too. I started paying attention to them when the claims of a false flag first started. Some of them just can’t be explained away.
          This was the first I heard about Giffords. But the photo of her on the stretcher, and NO ONE has any blood on them, especially her, gives one reason to pause and go “huh?!”

        • Rider of Rohan says:

          I posted a link above to a school security expert who pretty much lays out the problems in the SH incident.

  6. Tactical G-Ma says:

    All these articles just echo what has been discussed on this blog. Sure wish things were different.

  7. I hope China and Russia kick the shit out of us , its long overdue . Dont worry about invasion …..seriously ……nobody wants us , but what the world does want , is for us to go away , sit down and shut up .

    • self deprecate much?

      • true, mr. truck. they would deeply like us to mind our own business.
        seeing the problems here it would be beneficial if we could clear up some of our own troubles.
        foreigners don’t hate americans for the most part but they are not fond of our government.

        • WE are not fond of our government , and that is what I meant by the statement . My point is that we need to go away and stop interfering with other nations , but what that is going to take is a good ass whoopin .

          • Tolik,
            And if good ass whoopin means $10 per gallon gasoline, then that’s OK with you? The government never really takes it in the shorts, only the citizens.
            I’m not saying we shouldn’t butt out, but unless you understand a bully like Putin, which TDL and most progressives do not, then cut and run just invites more bullying. Reagan’s Peace through strength seemed to work pretty well, along with Thatcher, Solidarity, the Pope and SDI; it pretty much brought the old Soviet Union to their knees. Looks like lack of strength is going to help reconstitutes it again, perhaps under a different name.

            • $10 per gallon ? ….perhaps that would force better infrastructure on us , something we need anyway , our passenger rail should be at least up to the modern equivalent of what it was in WW2 . there are at least 3 cars for every man woman and child in this country , we really need any more ? not to mention you cant get around in any city without sitting in a traffic jam , perhaps we need to start making the car more of a luxury and less a necessity .

              • Tolik,
                So you want to crash the economy, at least double the cost of food, and replicate Amtrak, wow!!
                If passenger rail were economically viable, the free market would be doing it at a profit. The fact that no one is jumping at the chance to build more of it, along with the Amtrak deficit of about $1.4B per year, makes it obvious why there isn’t more of it.
                I may be wrong, but I assume you live in a city, with mass transit available. Out here in the rural areas of fly over country, our vehicles are necessities, since the population density, and the effect on the environment is much lower. That lack of population density allows open areas of farm land, where we can grow enough food to feed the nation, including the city folks who would have us give up our necessities and live the way they do.
                We personally have 3 vehicles. A ¾ ton 4WD pickup, a minivan and a small SUV, which are generally only on the roads one at a time, but all have their place as tools out here in the country.

    • Tolik,

      I would not any country to kick the #### out of us. I love my country too much. To that idea I say ne tolik (nie tol’ko).

    • worrisome says:

      Tolik……..”kick the shit out of us”? And you “hope” they do? Got any investments in this country? Got any children serving in any branch of the military? WTH!

      • No to both questions , it might wake the people up to realizing that this government needs to go . Perhaps the only thing .

  8. mom of three says:

    The thing I never understood on the Sandy Hook, was how come it was all 1st graders? Not one teacher in the school, had a phone to call out. Why do we see the same picture of Adam, and no other of him at a younger age? No other relatives came forward? I never have seen pictures of his mom, or dad if they exist where are they? Where is dad by the way? To many general questions, but no real hard answer’s. My son’s school has children of all ages and grades out in the halls going to the bathroom, in the lunchroom, teachers don’t all take breaks at the same time. Where are the parent volunteers, how about the library, kids and classes usually are in there too. I think the wrong questions were asked. We all are not that stoopid:)

    • Tactical G-Ma says:

      Mom of three,
      You must have missed a lot of the news. I don’t remember all the details but he killed his mother before going to the school. His father and brother were living in I think NJ because Adam was so crazy and the Mother wouldn’t leave him. What boggles my mind is why did a mentally ill man have access to that kind of armament unless the mom was crazy too?

      • speaking from knowledge, i point out that there is no formula in many cases for dealing w. dangerously mentally ill, although i have been told it is easier now than 45 years ago.
        it would be good to have a way of dealing with these issues that is standard preferably standard from state to state.
        many families face these agonies with not much support or long term help.

      • mom of three says:

        No I remember all the news, I’m just wondering all my questions out loud. I just know being at an active grade school, more then just first graders would have been killed. It just does not add up to me. I see to many holes.

    • Also, why did he go after such young children at a school? There is no reasoning or explanation for this that I am aware of.

      • Tactical G-Ma says:

        Suppose his mom was getting ready for work, which was at that school, and he wanted mommy to stay home or give him her car for the day or maybe mommy said the children at school are more mature than he is. Just sayin’. Ok, then Adam wigs out, kills mommy and is angry that he had to kill her because she was going to the school. He was let in a side door, innocently, and the first room he came to was the first grade class. This is what I imagine could have happened. What I don’t understand is why people might believe this didn’t happen as reported. And ladies and gentlemen, I do believe that excessive video game playing can rewire or shot-circuit some minds.

        • There is no doubt in my mind that the extreme violence in video games, numbs it’s players to the horror of things most minds cant think if doing. I think the same about certain genres of music that encourage dehumanizing women and wanton violence against people.

        • worrisome says:

          His mom was in bed, asleep when he killed her.
          She was trying to get him placed in some sort of “home” in Oregon or Washington because she could not handle him.

          She was about 5’2′, he was in his early 20’s and over 6′ tall, & she was …. well, old. His father had long ago moved on with his secretary or some such, but did provide financially. This guy played a game on his computer called “Kill Kindergardeners”

          Mental illness in this country is poorly managed. We used have hospitals and we used have some decent commitment laws. Now, there is only a three day hold and privacy laws prevent parents of children over age 18 from knowing whether their kids are taking their meds or not. AND in this day and age, they have to commit a felony and BE Convicted before they can go to a hospital for the mentally dangerous.

          Look back at all these recent cases. Parents had tried to find help for them and been rebuffed due to privacy laws, had tried to find help for commitments to no avail.

          The big story, beyond the false flag issue, is the lack of controls for the mentally ill. The closing of hospitals started with Kennedy and his sister being abused in one,. through Reagan closing all of the hospitals, to Clinton and later Bush trying buff up the community based mentally ill approach. Now what you have is bunch of homeless out there incapable of finding their way to these clinics on any regular basis. Some of which are violent and once in a while do something just damn awful!

          Whether this particular case was in fact a false flag or not, I do not know. But I do know that the public has to deal with those wandering around in society & we are NOT protected from them and I resent it.

          I concur too that violent television, violent movies…with unrealistic expectations as well as computer and video games is potentially a trigger. Shame on Bill Gates, instead of using the xbox to promote educational and good morals and ethics……..he has used it to line his pockets.

          Just sayin………………..this is my rant for the day.

          • Tactical G-Ma says:

            Worrisome, everything you say is true but a few things really bother me. The first was that the shotgun in the car was originally reported to be an AR-15. And the mother was supposed to be a fanatical survivalist.

            • worrisome says:

              Tact GMA…Well candidly, if she owned an AR-15 with a kid like that in the house and it was not locked up…….and we don’t know what that was really about do we? As far as a survivalist……..fanatical or anything else…………..they could call anyone on this blog that, right? I agree, about the reporting on the shotgun and AR as far as the reporters are concerned, I also wondered what the heck…. just to me, if it wasn’t a completely false flag, then the whole dangerously mentally ill situation is such a concern!

  9. Patriot Dave says:

    #1-4. Most people do not appreciate anything until they lose it. By then it will be too late.
    #1. The entrapment they mention goes with the false flag attacks. #5 There is historical evidence and admissions of US using false flag attacks before. Each piece of evidene alone is not much, but the cumulative effect makes a plausible argument that, at minimum, demands attention and further investigation. I wish they were not anti-semetic. Jumping to conclusions like that destroys any credibility they establish with evidence.
    #7 Pinky: “Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?”
    The Brain: “The same thing we do every night, Pinky—try to take over the world!”
    Did you realize? 18-25 year olds eligible to vote this November were born After the USSR “allegedly” collapsed. (Now we know the kgb just took off the uniforms and put on suits and continued in power. putin is kgb.) These voters, 18-25, or even older, did not live in the cold war, did not see what communism does to people and societies. They are now taught in school that Reagan was the danger and threat and garbage-chef was the hero. I remember standing, looking over the Berlin wall into East Berlin. There were guards with full auto rifles and binoculars watching us. The contrast between the two cities was as stark as you can imagine.

    At this point, a CME is looking better and better. (sarc)

    • been to the wall.looked over, and noticed that the absence of freedom could be felt and seen. looking over that wall was one of the defining moments in my life when i determined i was going to live the most free life i could. trucking biker pretty much sums it up.

  10. Rider of Rohan, thanks for the link and sounds interesting. i will check
    it out.
    i also think there is something fishy about the whole thing, alot of things just do not sound right.

  11. k. fields says:

    The Backwoods Home article was very good, thanks for linking that. One point I was surprised they left out is that the LAPD’s original title for the acronym SWAT was Special Weapons Assault Team – a much more fitting name for those folks. It was soon changed though because LA PR people stated the name would be seen in a negative way by the man on the street – Assault Team? No, that is too honest!

    The points made by the article were good and reflected our discussions here last week – that for a long while police brutality was accepted since it was mostly directed towards minorities, and to change this behavior (now that it’s no longer acceptable), people need to become involved in local politics instead of just complaining to each other on forums.

  12. GoneWithTheWind says:

    The “Sandy Hook hoax” story doesn’t make sense. Are we to believe that the parents of these dead children have willingly gone along with the hoax? I admit that for reasons that make no sense the authorities are keeping a lot of the facts around this event secret. Honestly I would think they would want to get the facts out and open the books. It’s not as though there is some pending investigation or other good reason to keep this all so secret. But I see no reason to believe the “hoax” story.

  13. k. fields says:

    Sandy Hook? To believe some of these stories you would have to accept that this is one of the greatest feats of OPSEC in history. All the students, teachers and parents of Sandy Hook and indeed the entire Newtown community, all the friends and relatives of the victims from other communities, the uncles, the aunts, that crazy 2nd cousin twice removed that was always a conspiracy nut, they’ve all been convinced by Obama to go along with the deception (and never leak any hint of it being a deception) just to portray firearms as being destructive.
    Wow, they should all be hired by the CIA because they’ve certainly done a better job at keeping secrets than the “professionals” have.

    • Rider of Rohan says:

      Don’t make up your mind until you listen to the interview with Wolfgang Halbig, the former Florida State Policeman, former ICE agent, School Security Expert, and witness at Jonesboro and Columbine. I posted it above under dean’s comment at 10:36 am. To be honest I never questioned the events at SH until I listened to this interview. It’s shocking, including the threat he received from CT authorities.

      • To All on the SH hoax check out james tracey he has a blog called memory hole. He covers a lot of the details if your really interested. By the way I believe it was all just a false flag. And what children? no bodies, no blood, and the school was closed? All dead, no wounded? Watch the helicopter footage where were the 600+ students? All you ever see is the same 20-30 kids. I believe if you really look you will see the truth, but you have to want to see it. And I agree with M.D. no one knows for sure except the people involved and they don’t seem to want to talk. sorry rant off.

      • k. fields says:

        I’ll look at it next time I’m in town. I’m afraid my old laptop and slow internet combine to make watching online videos impossible here at home. I will check it out though.

    • Bingo.

      • Rider of Rohan says:

        OhioPrepper, I believe there was a shooting at SH. But I also believe that it was something that some wanted to happen, were just waiting to happen, so they could quickly institute gun control. The fact that Diane Feinstein had a detailed bill at the ready should give you pause.

        In support of my position, the first response by the police was lame. Park a quarter of a mile away from a school with an active shooter? Nope. Protocol for these types of incidents had changed nationwide since Columbine, and every police department has practiced and is prepared to go in immediately in the case of an active shooter. As so often happens in these incidents, the guy killed himself when he realized authorities had arrived. Which is why it’s so important for them to make their presence known, and why protocol changed after Columbine.

        And why weren’t paramedics allowed on the scene? They might have been able to save someone. Trauma helicopters? Never even called, much less dispatched. Who declared the victims dead and without even a ghost of a chance of surviving? Are the police qualified, much less legally allowed, to do this in CT? No. The fact that there wasn’t a single wounded victim flies in the face of reality in these types of incidents.

        There are so many questions about the weapons, etc., but suffice it to say others have covered these inconsistencies better than I could. The other two things that really bother me about the SH incident are that the facts and investigation are classified under National Security, and that Mr. Halbig is being threatened with felony arrest for asking questions in this case.

        • worrisome says:

          Good points to ponder RofR…….I am going to have a look in a bit at your link.

  14. riverrider says:

    right now i’m more worried about our idiots in charge and the word that the bush carrier group is going into the black sea, russias home turf. they admitted yesterday they had no idea russia would react this way, even though everybody else in the world did. that book “amatuer” nailed it. obozo nor anyone he hired knows what the hell they are playing with. as putin said “monkey running loose with a live grenade.” wish i’d paid more attention to nuke preps….good luck everybody.

    • worrisome says:

      River Rider, can they even get into the Black Sea? I thought the Bosporus was not deep enough to get a a/c in there?

      • tommy2rs says:

        The Bosphorus runs 100 – 395 feet deep. The big problem is The Montreux Convention Regarding the Regime of the Straits. It gives Turkey control of the Bosphorus straits and the Dardanelles as well as regulating the transit of naval ships. Under the convention, non-Black Sea state warships, such as US naval vessels, must be under 15,000 tons to transit into or out of the Black Sea. No more than nine non-Black Sea state warships, with a total aggregate tonnage of no more than 30,000 tons, may pass through the straits or be in the Black Sea at any one time, In addition, non-Black sea warships are permitted to stay in the Black Sea for no longer than 21 days. No warships with guns larger than 8 inches are allowed passage, however, since missles did not exist when the Convention was signed in 1936 that has been a loophole the US exploited.

        In April 1982, the Convention was amended to allow Turkey to close the Straits at its discretion in peacetime as well as during wartime.

        • worrisome says:

          Tommy, thank you for the clarification.

        • riverrider says:

          thanks, good to know. carrier group more propaganda, or more fearmongering? its hard to know what to believe anymore, even from trusted sources…

  15. grandma bear says:

    I think the following statement made on TV the other day sums it all up. Putin is playing chess and O is playing marbles! I think this is the situation in a nut shell. History will repeat it’s self if history is not taught as fact. Will be ever learn from past blunders? Just saying…

  16. Where we live we have a grand total of 7 certified officers . We feel perfectly safe without a massive LEO presence. We live in a place where we take care one another , and can call on neighbors if a miscreant was found , until LEO shows up.
    We do not want nor need a massive presence. It is going to get worse not better. the best thing to do now , passive resistance against illegal laws . Call them on it challenge it , go to their county commission meetings, town hall meetings. Let them know , we are the ones they derive their power from and we say this will not stand.

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