Thursday miscellany

by M.D. Creekmore on August 30, 2012 · 37 comments

How To Win Against This Dangerous Government : “I firmly believe that the U.S. dollar is a burning match. The longer I hold one in my hands, the less it’s worth. Eventually, it appears, it will be worth nothing at all, and I’ll get burned.”

Deadliest city in America plans to disband its entire police force and fire 270 cops to deal with budget crunch Thanks to Hunker-Down for the link.

The Cause of Riots – and When They Will Break Out In The US! : When the population can no longer afford to buy food.

Hantavirus Scare for Yosemite Hikers : “Health officials are still trying to understand how a relatively new virus re-emerged to infect visitors in an “unprecedented” outbreak.” Thanks to Gwen C for the link.

Despite Drought, 2012 Most Profitable for Farmers in 40 Years : “Despite the country experiencing the worst drought in at least a quarter of a century, the U.S. Agriculture Department said this season may have been the most profitable for farmers in 40 years.” Thanks to Gwen C for the link.

→ The Corporate Surveillance State: How the Thought Police Use Your Cell Phone to Track Your Every Move : “Advanced technology now provides government agents and police officers with the ability to track our every move. The surveillance state is our new society. It is here, and it is spying on you, your family and your friends every day. Worse yet, those in control are using life’s little conveniences, namely cell phones, to do much of the spying.” Thanks to Scott G for the link.

Armed mom saves daughter from kidnapping : Thanks to I’m A Prep Kat for the link.

→ This has to be the stupidest thing that I’ve seen today (but then it’s still early).

Seniors suffer under Obama. Where’s the outcry? : “Thank goodness we have a Democrat in the White House. Otherwise, America’s seniors would be facing a serious crisis.”

Your health : Aspirin May Aid Cancer Recovery – “This is another piece of evidence suggesting aspirin does seem to have this effect against cancer across different body sites,” said Dr. Andrew T. Chan, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, who studies the role of aspirin in preventing colorectal cancer but was not involved the new research.”

37 comments

Lantana August 30, 2012 at 9:35 am

MtWoman, good luck today. Just sent you a note.

Homeinsteader August 30, 2012 at 11:47 am

Tree fell on truck in Picayune, MS, killing man inside.

More than one million people w/out power in Louisiana.

DD received msg from neighbor via text that “there is no ice to be found anywhere in NOLA (New Orleans), no gas stations have gas, even IF they are open, and no Entergy trucks in sight”.

Of course not, dummy! Entergy told everyone from the beginning they would not be restoring power (sending workers out) UNTIL all danger has passed – they WILL NOT put their employees in harms way! Good for Entergy! 10,000 well-trained workers are standing by and ready to go to work, AS SOON AS IT IS SAFE.

Not to mention that YOU could have evac’d, but YOU chose to stay. Serves you right.

McComb, MS posting that levee is about to break. Not good.

Percy Quin State Park (MS Side) posted that a levee is about to break; people downlake (Tangipahoa Parish, LA) were given 90 minutes in which to evacuate. FOLKS – these people evac’d from N’awlins and surrounding areas – now they have to evac again. Tangipahoa Parish and St. John Baptist Parish have NEVER, EVER flooded from a hurricane – before this one (according to the feeds we are getting, anyway – I assume it to be a true statement). I am absolutely certain that neither has flooded in more than 20 years, as I’ve been around to observe.

The problem is not the water coming up from the ground (what one thinks of as “flooding”) but what has fallen from the sky. Which is why flood insurance is a good idea, no matter where you live.

Homeinsteader August 30, 2012 at 11:48 am

About a half dozen reported tornadoes, but no damage, so far (in Mississippi).

JP in MT August 30, 2012 at 12:07 pm

As food prices rise, people will become desperate. I think food shortages will be the last phase of the economic breakdown. And it will happen as fuel prices get to unsustainable rates.

Dash August 30, 2012 at 2:02 pm

food prices could stand to rise some. USA and Canada pay the lowest portion of thier income on food in the world. <15 % of net income. When the arab spring broke out the average egyptian was paying up to 80% of income.

Now if I can figure out how to make it so the retailers and processors pass on some of the increase to the farmers….

worrisome August 31, 2012 at 12:21 am

Speak for yourself Dash, I for one am doing all I can to make ends meet right now. If you want to pay more for your food? You are free to get right on it! Just because leaders in other countries are failing their citizens doesn’t mean we must do it as well. How about setting some good examples for a change.

JP in MT August 31, 2012 at 12:32 pm

I really don’t understand your though process Dash. Why would you want us to pay more because others are. Wouldn’t it be better for others to live under that same type of economic system that we do that allows lower food prices, than lower our standard of living?

If you want more money to go to the producers, there is Farm Aid, and other Ag organization to which you can donate to, our of your surplus, to support them.

The type of people I usually hear this type of talk from are those that preach income equality by lowering our income (income redistribution) and giving to others (ie. Welfare) rather than helping them raise their own standard of living. Kind of what’s been going on under our current administration.

If I misunderstood what you were trying to say, then disregard the above (except maybe the donation part, small farmers could use some short term help sight now).

Burt Robinson August 30, 2012 at 12:11 pm

http://news.yahoo.com/gop-calls-broader-gun-rights-unlimited-clips-141639125–election.html

GOP calls for broader gun rights, unlimited clips

Just in case you didn’t see it. Only one way to vote. Nobama.

tommy2rs August 30, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Unlimited clips huh? Paper clips, hair clips, poodle clips? ( /snark )

Scott G August 30, 2012 at 12:34 pm

You can turn off your cell phone GPS, which I highly recommend if you feel you are being watched. Some people call this paranoia, but you are only paranoid if no one is actually after you. I know for a fact that I have an FBI file because I was a cop, but so does every person who makes above average disparaging remarks about the government. Sorry M.D., but you’ve got one and I guarantee you that they are keeping tabs on you.

As a cop, I was once investigated by the FBI for a civil rights complaint. It was pure BS, but I was treated like a criminal even though I was supposedly his “brother” in law enforcement. Myself and another officer were cleared of any wrong doing, but the process was potentially very intimidating (it takes a LOT to intimidate me).

M.D. Creekmore August 30, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Scott G,

They (the FEDS) can watch me all they like – but while they are wasting, time, manpower and money watching me tend to my chickens and raise my garden the real threats are out there working on their plans of destruction. If the FBI wants to come talk to me they are more than welcome to do so and I would be happy to sale them a few copy of my books for themselves and families.

Homeinsteader August 30, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Some probably already have them – stashed away somewhere.

M.D. Creekmore August 30, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Homeinsteader,

Probably so…

Homeinsteader August 30, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Scott, I’ve worked for two Chiefs of Police; I once reported a “suspicious activity” after 9/11 and to this day I get the full pat-down and luggage emptied out, in front of the whole world, every time I fly; I even get “held” for a while, on a good day.

I just try to avoid flying now.

Pays to help the gubment, don’t it?!!! NOT.

MSgt August 30, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Well lets see, I have a Secret Service file, Federal Bureau Investigation file, National Security Agency file, Defense Investigative Service file, Air Force Office Special Investigation file and then the most hated file of all, the Internal Revenue Service file. That should do it for the federal government. I know I have some files out there in several state governments. I would also be willing to bet I might have a file or two in several foreign governments too but those are probably gathering dust somewhere.

Files don’t bother me. If you’ve had any type of employment with the federal government you’ve got files. If you’ve been employed by a state government or had any type of license, you got files. If you’ve worked for a private company who did business with a state or federal government you have files. Don’t let a few files bother you. MSgt

Mike August 30, 2012 at 10:47 pm

LOL… I believe my files are in the same rooms as yours, and IMHO the file with the “Infernal” Revenue Service is the one I have the most disdain for.

But seriously, anyone that has ever held a security clearance has multiple files. I remember being told many times from my mother when neighbors would ask her if I was in some kind trouble because they just got a visit from the FBI asking about me… every time a upgrade was coming up. Heck ‘the Fed’ knows so much about me, they probably knows the first time I had a solid poop in my diapers.. so what!
My father was a Colonel in the Army and worked on the Manhattan Project… my whole family has files on them… it’s just a fact of life.

Hunker-Down August 31, 2012 at 9:42 am

Mike,

When I was in the army (in the last century) I got a call from my mom, screaming, wanting to know who I had murdered because the FBI was interviewing all her neighbors about me.
I respectfully declined the strings attached to the program and was never issued the clearance.

SurvivorDan August 31, 2012 at 1:58 am

Yeah, I got a few alphabet agency files but my ex-wife’s file creeps me out the most.
I really believe that my ex keeps a file on me too. She’s a good gal and we get along pretty well but I know she has kept a file on me all these years. How else can you explain when she says something (recently) about how I got ‘taken’ by that sales clerk THIRTY years ago?!!! I don’t even remember buying that over-priced washer and dryer!

SurvivorDan August 31, 2012 at 2:00 am

Married men are more inured to gov’t surveillance as we have been under minute scrutiny for years by our wives……

MSgt August 31, 2012 at 9:47 am

Mike & SD,

I had forgotten all about the family members. My second EX worked some of the places I did and when it came time for her five year update I got a visit. I gave her a stellar recommendation and told the investigator “I hate her guts but she would never speak out of turn and give up her country”. MSgt

Mike September 1, 2012 at 9:27 am

LOL… some people just have a very good memory, myself included… that is why I am in the job I have been in for the last 18 years.

Maybe your ex remembers because that sales clerk 30 years ago was cute and she was both jealous and infuriated at you and that became ingrained into her memory.

gray hawk August 30, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Surveillance State ? I watched a dvd by Grant Jefferys this week called Shadow Goverment . We have lost all of our privacy . I noticed M D has watched this dvd also ( what did you prep this week .. about 3 weeks ago) . I would recommend everyone to watch this . We have lost a lot of our rights and we didn’t know when it happened. This dvd will really open your eyes to what is happening here in America.

Homeinsteader August 30, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Gray Hawk – ABSOLUTELY TRUE!

Homeinsteader August 30, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Well, I DO know the Madison County system, and they will “throw the book at ‘em”! And so they should.

Gas station owners arrested for price gouging during Isaac

by Associated Press

Published: August 30,2012
NATCHEZ and MADISON — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says two gas station owners were arrested yesterday and charged with price gouging during a state of emergency that’s in place because of Tropical Storm Isaac.

Hood says 50-year-old Rajinder Singh of Madison was arrested at his Fuel Time gas station in Jackson.

He also says 51-year-old Kuldip Singh of Natchez was arrested at his business, Roxie Truck Stop in Franklin County.

It was not clear whether the men are related or whether they have attorneys.

Mississippi’s price gouging law prevents a merchant from increasing the average profit margin on products until a state of emergency executive order is lifted.

Hood accuses Rajinder Singh of charging 17 cents over his usual profit margin at the station.

Homeinsteader August 30, 2012 at 1:40 pm
michael c August 30, 2012 at 1:46 pm

I believe the food riot theory. I had heard about a revolution, some time ago, that started (by a woman named Marie) with the phrase “Let them eat cake”. The rest of the story is history.

Hunker-Down August 30, 2012 at 2:51 pm

re; Deadliest City; When will YOUR city guberment run out of money?

The “Most profitable for farmers” article dosent address the elimination of cattle herds, the corn and bean farmers too poor to have irrigation systems or insurance, and the loss of grazing pasture. Only looking at the money coming out of farm support programs paints an incomplete picture.
This years farm resource devastation will be the catalyst that will cause food riots next year, as explained in the “Cause of Riots article. Couple the need for cities to fire their police force with the other two issues, and the recipe is almost complete.

The “Stupidest Thing” article is another reminder that its embarrassing to be a member of that species. Why does every committee, every group, think that they are God?

The “Seniors Suffer” article forgot to mention that the individuals at the federal reserve knew at the time they instituted the low interest rate policy that EVERYONE living on CD and SS income would suffer greatly (We have one $50 CD, purchased about 30 years ago). Did you get your ‘too big to fail’ bonus check yet? I hear they are issued every year.

Patriot Dave August 30, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Surveillance state vs. deadliest city. Interesting contrast. They showed a “destitute” man in the photo — holding a cell phone. (that is for another rant) Now, most drug dealers use cell phones as their primary means of communicating with their customers. So why can’t warrants be obtained? If they have the technology to keep track of 300 million people, why can’t they fight a drug dealer? They have to know exactly where the crack houses are. Why can’t they find illegals?
My theory is: They don’t want to. There are many people who think like the infiltrator in chief, and want to see America destroyed. Why else would tea party and constitution supporters be listed as terrorists and watched, while the crooks run about with impunity. Our society has reached the point that evil is called good and visa versa. With the other posts above, QE3, and so much more, There is a perfect storm brewing.
Perhaps its honor among thieves. politicians are crooks themselves.

Gas prices here jumped 20+ cents in just a few days. We are not even on the coast. No one arrested.

The best thing I heard about committees. A camel is a horse designed by a committee.

DJV August 31, 2012 at 6:44 am

Patriot Dave, I agree. Most of us aren’t rocket scientists, so if we can figure this out, you know they can too. Back when the mad cow disease was giving everyone a scare, I read someone say “if the government can track a baby calf from birth to slaughterhouse, why can’t they catch illegal border crossers, drug dealers, etc.”

worrisome August 30, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Someone sent this little bit of film to me, it is a little corny, but still something to think about. Especially at this time, when we all seem to be concentrating on the negatives and perhaps not remembering our blessings…. continue to fight for them wolfies, they are worth it.
http://www.billcook.net/puttin-up-the-flag.html

farmmomwannabe August 30, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Thanks, Worrisome. I needed that…..it’s true, this isn’t a perfect place, but it’s ours. We still have freedoms that much of the world’s people can only dream of. We can thank the One who has provided so richly, and support each other. Thanks again for a positive note.

Homeinsteader August 30, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Niiiiccce. I want the dog!

axelsteve August 31, 2012 at 1:44 am

That was a purty springer.

Harold August 30, 2012 at 9:21 pm

My son in law is a lineman who works for a contractor on duty for Entergy. his crew is in south Arkansas right now. These guys will work 16 hour days until everyone has power restored. Please keep all of these men in your prayers.

Homeinsteader August 31, 2012 at 9:09 am

Those Entergy linemen are good people, Harold! Privileged to hold them before the Throne of Grace!

SurvivorDan August 31, 2012 at 1:31 am

I’m too pessimistic, right now, to make a worthwhile contribution.
but I enjoyed the articles and all of your comments. Food for thought.
Thanks for the input.

DJV August 31, 2012 at 6:39 am

Harold, prayers said. I pray they not only have the strength to do what they are called on to do, but that they all stay safe and make it back home.

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