Tuesday miscellany

“M.D., hope you are well. Not sure if you have alerted the pack to this yet, but I saw the movie today “2016 Obama’s America“. It is in limited release since it is not favorable toward TDL. Theater has been packed all weekend. In fact I went Friday night originally and it was sold out! I highly recommend it for all Pack members. Apparently it will only be in theaters for a few days.” d2 prep.

11-Mile Stretch of Mississippi River Closed : “The Mississippi River from Illinois to Louisiana has seen water levels plummet due to drought conditions in the past three months. Near Memphis, the river level was more than 12 feet lower than normal for this time of year.” Thanks to Gwen C for the link.

US taxpayers bail out California homeowners, as banks fail to pay their share : “I think taxpayers would be furious at the idea that everybody gets completely off the hook for this,” Green said. “There are people that say, look, I’ve been a renter all these years, I’ve been paying my mortgage all these years, why am I bailing out these people who made a bad decision? I think the politics of it are very combustible.” Thanks to Gwen C for the link.

It’s all fun and games until the feds come and take you away. Statement from attorneys on Brandon Raub detention : “In coming to Raub’s defense, Rutherford Institute attorneys are challenging Raub’s arrest and forcible detention, as well as the government’s overt Facebook surveillance and violation of Raub’s First Amendment rights.” Thanks to tommy 2r’s for the link.

Your healthTurmeric Health Benefits: “The therapeutic advantages of turmeric and curcumin are almost too numerous to list. An overview published in Advanced Experimental Medical Biology in 2007 states that, “Curcumin has been shown to exhibit antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anticancer activities and thus has a potential against various malignant diseases, diabetes, allergies, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease and other chronic illnesses.” M.D. adds: I take this brand.

Unstoppable economic collapse is imminent : Glenn Beck

Make Shingles from Aluminum Beverage Cans : “If you need a sturdy yet inexpensive shingle set for a garden shed or chicken coop consider stamping standard aluminum cans into simple shingles.” Also from Lifehacker.com Build a Tumbling Composter.

Destroy the Enemy in Hand-to-Hand Combat (An Authentic Field Manual of the Red Army : 1941 Soviet infantry manual in English.

Local Sikh leaders, Jackson call for ban on assault weapons : “The shooter used a 9mm semi-automatic handgun and not an “assault rifle”. Still, Chicago-area Sikhs have agreed to Jackson’s request to march in support of a return to a ban on assault weapons.”

AR-15 magazine (not clip 😀 ) test with lots of pics and stuff

At Amazon.com their “Best Books of the Month” list.

About M.D. Creekmore

M.D. Creekmore is the owner and editor of TheSurvivalistBlog.net. He is the author of four prepper related books and is regarded as one of the nations top survival and emergency preparedness experts. Read more about him here.


  1. village idiot says:

    I just read on Fox News where Brandon Raub is being held under some law in Virginia that allows officials to hold a person against their will on the recommendation of a mental health professional(I use that term loosely). Does anyone know whether these laws are widespread? I think anyone could be arrested and held against their will under these laws as there will always be someone wanting to help the PTB violate people’s rights. Very disturbing case, and the best reason I know for people to get rid of Facebook.

    • VI, I agree. On the Facebook subject as well as the being held against our will. I think that is pretty much worded in that last National Defense act executive order TDL signed, as well as being in some of DHS stuff. Who knows who will be next.

      • I would think that they are . I know for a fact in AZ . you can have somebody taken against their will ( its called petitioning ). It takes two eyewitness of a persons behavior to sign a paper to do this . They are then taken away for professional evaluation .

        • Also , in AZ , its the law that if a person tells a therapist they are having suicidal thoughts , the therapist must call the police . They are then taken to a hospital for observation .

    • SurvivorDan says:

      Here in Arizona you may be placed in involuntary psychiatric hold for three days if someone close to you, law enforcement or a mental health professional determines that you may be a danger to yourself or others…especially if you have indicated some suicidal ideation.
      A judge has to uphold that, will set a hearing for you and will appoint representation for you if necessary.

    • Lee from La says:

      It is called PEC (Physician’s Emergency Certificate) in Louisiana. Any ER doctor (maybe any MD) can say you are mentally unstable and have you detained for 72 hours.

  2. Good info. I learn so much from the topics you post on the DAily Miscellany. I would not otherwise see these articles, and when I click on the link to read more, I always see articles that also show the progression of “the times at hand”. It is definitely scarey times we are in. And thanks for the link to purchase the tumeric/curcumin.

    • Encourager says:

      M.D., regardiing the tumeric/curcumin…I bought some after you recommended it. How long before you noticed a difference in how you felt or your blood sugar dropping?

      • Encourager,

        In about three days the pain in my joints started to decrease.

        • Encourager says:

          That is encouraging, M.D.. My blood sugar has actually gone up…however, am on antibiotics and not being very good re sugary stuff (for some reason antibiotics make me hungry). I do notice less joint pain in my shoulder, however.

      • Encourager, it’s also reported to lower bad cholesterol. I use I in some of my cooking and spice preps.

  3. I’ve had Shingles. Why would I want to make it?

    Oh, those things that go on the roof. I get it. Thanks.

  4. I figured it was coming, the public bailout of banks again, this time with paying off mortgages. Even Beck’s video clip , shows that the “big dogs” of international finance are talking about government’s taken over banking debt.

    We can’t let one or several banks fail, we’re going to crash the whole system.

  5. e-mail address change

  6. SurvivorDan says:

    On Fox News this morning. Story about the ‘non-arrest’ of Mr. Raub. No targeting of a particular individual or gov’t.
    Distasteful rhetoric? I think so.
    But to stick one in a psychiatric unit involuntarily for speech against the FEDs?
    Better build more psychiatric hospitals. I believe he is being singled out to be a warning to other dissidents. it will probably work. Silence the dissenters.
    In what countries do THEY put dissidents in psychiatric hospitals who are making trouble by questioning their Masters? Russia, China, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Iran (more likely firing squad/hanging), et al. And in the United States of America.
    I have lived my life as a conservative, jingoistic flag waving patriot for the greatest country in the world. I still love my land but I am ashamed of my federal government. Freedom of speech (other than things like yelling, “Fire” in a crowded theater – yes I get that) no matter how unpleasant or distasteful, should be an inviolate right.

    All FEDs should go to the guillotine. I mean….go to prison. I mean….get lost. I mean…go jump in a lake. Be beaten by a wet noodle?

    Watch your use of ‘dangerous’ metaphors my friends.

  7. SurvivorDan says:

    A single mental health professional says you should be arrested and held for three days for evaluation. You are summarily incarcerated. Now THEY say that you should be held for a month?
    Something stinks here.

  8. SurvivorDan says:

    Forced meds to help ‘adjust’ his attitude? Don’t think that hasn’t been done. “See he’s drooling on himself. Why, as you can see…he’s crazy as a loon.”

    The more I learn about this ‘incident’…the more outraged I become!

    I’ve heard good people of my acquaintance say that it was the best thing in the interest of protecting the citizenry.
    Who said? , “Those who would sacrifice liberty for security will have neither.”

  9. Tomthetinker says:

    Paranoia Alert:
    It was common practice in the ‘old’ USSR and Eastern Europe to arrest and detain anyone … in a state run nut house. This accoplished two things at the very least. 1. It got the accused off the street and out of sight. 2. It ruined any credibility the accused may have had by giving them a ‘history’ of mental disorder. Is this just the first of many such arrests? In this country such an arrest record will also preclude you from owning any… firearm.

    End of Paranoia Alert.

    • Tomthetinker,

      It’s not paranoia if they’re out to get you…

      • This fits in with their including ex-military as fitting their criteria of a “terrorist”.

        • SurvivorDan says:

          HLS is probably correct in their negative profiling of ex-military types. Grunts especially should not be trusted.
          I look in the mirror every day and wonder when the dirty rotten maniac will finally crack and erupt in a violent act of terrorism!
          Like puppy bayoneting and that sort of thing. Oh yeah! I’m on to you, mirror boy!
          Don’t worry gang. I’m watching him…….

      • SurvivorDan says:

        “Even paranoids have enemies.” Iforgetwhosaidthat

      • riverrider says:

        nine out of ten voices in my head agree with you.

        • river, I have a T-shirt that says “Nine out of the ten voices in my head told me to stay home and clean my gun today.” Maybe I better quit wearing it, huh?

    • SurvivorDan says:

      Just so…TTT.
      Out of sight, out of mind. And a reputation/perception that one is out of one’s mind.
      We’ve always done it here but it may become more common place and more blatant.

      • Encourager says:

        My question: At what point do we do something? At what point or at what number of illegal incarcerations do the American people say “ENOUGH!” ? Seriously, after the FEMA retraining camps/mental institutions are full???

        Talking about it on here helps us; talking about it “out there” brings it to the attention of the world. Where are the watch groups that scream when something like this goes down in another country?? Where are they?? Are they so afraid of Homeland Security they won’t speak up??

        And feds, when I said ‘do something’, it referred to speaking out, protesting legally, not shoving it under the rug, asking the presidential candidates and our elected officials to not look the other way… so leave me alone! I’m just expressing my right under the Constitution of the United States (just in case you thought we the people have given up on the Constitution like you want us to…)

  10. Bail Outs no matter how you want to sugar-coat it or disguise them IMHO are flat out wrong wrong wrong!!!

    If someone starts a company, even a bank, they do so knowing full well that their business may fail. So be it.

    If it is prosperous are the business owners likely to share their wealth with all the taxpayers, probably not; so why should they expect a bail out from taxpayers if they fail? Sure ‘some’ businesses may inject some money back into the local community, or even contribute to charitable causes, but the nature of being in business is to make money.

    If you fail, oh well, so sorry, that was the chance you took going into that business in the first place. Under no circumstances should someone going into business expect to receive a bailout because they failed.

    Same with a home owner, that home owner decided to move into that huge home that was well above their salary range, thanks to various “creative financing” and now their decision has come back to bite them in their arse. I have turned down being a homeowner any time the finance company mentions “creative financing.” Sure renting is considered by some as throwing your money away, but at least I know I am living within my means, and if necessary, I can move to a cheaper location and not have to worry about needing to sell, or possibly get foreclosed on if the job is lost… just relocate to wherever one must.

    So why should responsible individuals pick up the crap when irresponsible people make bad decisions? I say “they made their bed, now they have to lay in it.” Screw the idiots!

    • As this guy Richardson stated in the article:
      “”But look at the magnitude of this crisis. If we just step aside and let all these homes go into foreclosure, I mean, I continue to make my mortgage payment, too. And I am acutely aware of every home that goes into foreclosure in my neighborhood, my property values are going down. So if we can help save some of these people, you know, that’s to my benefit.”

      IMHO if it is to your benefit, then YOU [Richardson] help save them… I don’t live in your neighborhood and the issue has no impact on my home value. You should not expect a handout. If the value of your home declines, so be it… no one was ever guaranteed that any home will remain the same or higher (or lower) value; you agreed to a price for a product that you were happy with; live with your decision regardless the outcome.

  11. Homeowners and banks, homeowners and banks! Good red-blooded patriotic preppers are stimulating the heck out of the economy every week. So where’s the TARP package for preppers to defray the high costs of AR’s, bullets, bandaids, and beans as we do our patriotic duty?


  12. SurvivorDan says:

    So a simple semi-auto handgun is now the equivalent of an assault weapon?

  13. SurvivorDan says:

    I just got my three 33rd Glock mags delivered by FedEx. If I put one of them in my Glock 19, will it turn into an assault weapon?

  14. MENTALMATT says:

    All I can say is “Just because I’m paranoid, doesn’t mean I’m crazy”. Keep preping, God save us all, cause the government can not.

  15. riverrider says:

    we did the math on the stimilus package when it first came out at work one day. it was enough to give every TAXPAYER 400,000 bucks, each. not persons, taxpayers. we went to the irs site to find the number of taxpayers. it was startling to see how few we are. now if each tp had gotten 400k i think the economy would be rocking, fewer foreclosures for sure. of course banks don’t make money from paid off loans, or cash purchases.

    • SurvivorDan says:

      Yeah river, my buddy had said it was over $330,000. Ain’t that pathetic. I could use 3 or 4 hundred grand worth of supplies and gear! Lol.

      • riverrider says:

        think of all the washers and tv’s, suv’s etc the sheeple woulda bought. we would be going to mexico to bring the workers here just to fill the job openings. then they woulda pid sales tax, personal property tax etc back into the system. win,win. instead we pay the banks. lose,lose.

        • village idiot says:

          river, I just wish we had paid the banks. Unfortunately, we paid every Democrat interest group there is, especially every so-called “green” job that could be imagined. Think Solyndra and many other solar and wind projects that failed. The only “green” seen was the dollar bills that passed to the investors in these companies who made billions at the taxpayer’s expense.

          And the Navy bought “green” fuel at the cost of $57.00 per gallon. Where is the media that gets so indignant about $500.00 toilets? Crickets is all we hear when the Democrats are looting the taxpayer. More hypocrisy for the people who are awake to see. The sheeple and leeches can’t or refuse to see it.

          • VI, did you see Independance Day? Remember when they asked where did they get the funding for Area 51 his response was “you don’t think it really cost $500 for a hammer or $10,000 for a toilet do you?”

  16. Burt Robinson says:

    Saw Obama 2016 over the weekend, I actually left the theater with a feeling of anger and frustration and disgust that someone with goals and purposes and agendas so totally anti-American has been elevated to such a position of power and influence. It also amazes me how easily people are fooled. I can’t stress enough how important it is for everyone to see this movie. What you think you know you really don’t.

    • Hunker-Down says:

      Burt Robinson,

      I saw the trailer and am asking, every chance I get, that if anyone finds a source of a DVD of this movie, PLEASE let all of us know.

      We live in the sticks, no theatre in 50 miles. I have seen complaints that many online theatre schedules and newspapers do not post the showing times of this movie.

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