Wednesday miscellany

by M.D. Creekmore on February 20, 2013 · 157 comments

1. Money Is A Form Of Social Control And Most Americans Are Debt Slaves : “Is America really “the land of the free”? Most people think of money as simply a medium of exchange that makes economic transactions more convenient, but the truth is that it is much more than that. Money is also a form of social control.”

2. Poisoned by every day life. Landmark study warns gender bending chemicals in your home, food and car ARE linked to a huge range of diseases : Chemicals found in every home may cause breast cancer, asthma, infertility and birth defects, global health chiefs said yesterday.

3. U.S. Air Force developing terrifying swarms of tiny unmanned drones that can hover, crawl and even kill : “The U.S. Air Force is developing tiny unmanned drones that will fly in swarms, hover like bees, crawl like spiders and even sneak up on unsuspecting targets and execute them with lethal precision.”

4. 2013 gasoline prices could hit record highs : “Gasoline prices typically rise heading into peak spring and summer driving seasons. But 2013′s runup is earlier and faster than in previous years.”

5. USDA/Mexican consulates to immigrants: Don’t worry, food stamps won’t affect citizenship chances : The USDA/Mexico partnership started in 2004 under the Bush administration. Since that time, USDA personnel have met more than 150 times with the Mexican government to promote American nutrition-assistance programs – food stamps…

6. Camping Survival (one of our advertisers) is offering 25% off #10 cans and kits, and 15% off all pouches. This would be a huge savings for those of you that are looking to stock up… Also, Sign up for LPC Survival Ltds email newsletter on the top right of directive21.com. During March they will have big sales and coupon codes only available to subscribers.

7. Report: U.S. jobless rate one of the worst in industrialized world : “A new report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals that the United States has one of the highest unemployment rates in the industrialized world, only second to Sweden.”

8. Colorado College Advises Vomiting Or Urinating To Stop Rapists After Lawmakers Pass Gun Control Bills : “The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Department of Public Safety has updated an online statement advising female students to consider a variety of unusual actions if they are attacked, including vomiting, urinating and claiming that they are menstruating.”

M.D. Adds : Would not an ink pen jabbed through the throat work better? Or a car key jabbed into the eye and twisted…?

157 comments

Mike February 20, 2013 at 9:05 am

I’d like to add an article to today’s miscellany if I may:

http://www.infowars.com/dhs-supplier-provides-shooting-targets-of-american-gun-owners/

This manufacturer is supplying ‘unconventional’ targets to the DHS and other federal agencies, including pregnant woman with gun, old man with shotgun, little boy with real gun, among others. Apparently you need to train your agents to take care of any threat without hesitation.

This is absolutely sickening. I don’t even know how to phrase any more words on this.

riverrider February 20, 2013 at 9:36 am

saw that. no other use for those than to desensetize the agents to shoot innocent citizens first and ask questions later. truly heartbreaking that le has fallen so far.

Mike K February 20, 2013 at 10:52 am

Why don’t they just get an old Playstation 2 and a copy of Grand Theft Auto? That’s a pretty realistic way to practice shooting up civilians.

Mike February 20, 2013 at 12:36 pm

I’d like to know if as we think that there will be widespread civil discord, martial law, and DHS shooting up pregnant women, how that’s going to affect the bordering countries. Will there be widespread border hopping to Canada and Mexico? How will the other governments respond?

HomeINsteader February 20, 2013 at 1:06 pm

I would expect Canada and Mexico to each finally shut off their borders – Canada doesn’t need our problems, and Mexico is afraid theirs will return.

Mike February 20, 2013 at 1:25 pm

I don’t know about that. I mean, Canada was a destination for the underground railroads for black people looking to escape slavery. If Canada isn’t affected by the same social upheaval and martial law, I would think we’d be accepting ‘political refugee’s’.

After all, we’re extremely socialist. I’m just wondering if we do this what sort of backlash we can expect from American politics carrying out a martial law.

Maybe?

Mexico, I have no idea about them.

HomeINsteader February 20, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Yeah, Mike, but that was then and this is now. EVERYTHING has changed. There is no comparison, and I don’t think we can even remotely HOPE that what will happen now will even remotely resemble what happened then. It’s a whole new world – oh, wait! That’s what they wanted, isn’t it?!!!

Mike February 20, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Well, for what it’s worth, if TSHTF and martial law exists and good honest U.S. citizens are getting shot left, right and center – if you can make it over the border you’re welcome at my house.

HomeINsteader February 20, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Bless you, Mike! But there’s a lot of “ifs” in there! : )

SW February 20, 2013 at 4:50 pm

They are already getting shot left, right, and center. Just look at the folks the LAPD shot looking for Dorner. They were shooting before they could confirm ID of the target.

tommy2rs February 20, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Tried to access the site with the targets (http://www.letargets.com/about.aspx) keep getting a server too busy error. Hopefully they’re getting inundated with complaints or DDOS’ed in protest.

If only I had the liquidity to start a target company with government offal…oops, sorry, that would be officials and leo targets to desensitize the public with. After all turnabout is fair play, no?

axelsteve February 21, 2013 at 10:21 am

That is so wrong on so many levels.The thing is the Obama youth will have no problems shooting an innocent pregnant mother like the tsa has no problem searching a 3 year old girl in a wheelchair.The Obama youth will have no problem shooting a innocent child like some swat teams have no problem executing a innocent homeowner when they bust down there door by mistake. execution by paperwork error is still murder by my thinking.

Mystery Guest February 20, 2013 at 9:27 am

1. I believe whole heardedly that one should pay their debts. But I am not a slave to it. They are very mistaken that people cannot default and live a reasonable life there after.Yes one is stupid for getting in debt but that is not the end. Money has always driven man. It will be there until something happens to kill it. Even those living a preppers life in their special location have to have some kind of income to get by in this world. Remember there are two sure things taxes, taxes, taxes and death.
2. Yep!!!!
3. Read this just minutes before M.D. put the Misc. up. Wonder if they have precogs yet and the halo’s for the pre crime arrests. Oh, forgot that was a movie. I couldn’t get the video to run, but watched one listed underneath. I wonder if those inventors realize what they possibly have done?
4. Up,Up, and still can’t see the end.
5. Well shucks, I have no idea why they are so willing to carry Mexico’s problems.
6. Will look at sale
7. Well it seems to be stalled for sure.
8. Well that could work if you can voluntarily puke. Peeing don’t think that would work. The cycle routine forget it. Is this what is contained in college safety little minds and all the yo yo’s came up with. And to think it cost the bucks to send someone to one of these institutions.

riverrider February 20, 2013 at 9:46 am

does anybody remember the “conversation” myself, m.d., and a certain survival expert had reguarding hanford nuclear site in oregon/washington? well certain individuals claiming to live there said i didn’t know what i was talking about in rude ways, that it was cleaned up years ago. well, HORSEHOCKEY! fox news reported yesterday that a gov press release revealed that some of the hundred or more underground holding tanks are leaking. as yet they haven’t found any “higher” radiation levels in the water, but its going somewhere. so, i go back to my premise. look around your local area, and upstream/upwind, for hazards that might fly under the radar. out of respect for m.d., i’ll leave it at that.

Tactical G-Ma February 20, 2013 at 11:10 am

Time to pull out the iodine tablets. Worst part is, they have no clue where the leak is. Drink the water and glow in the dark.

worrisome February 21, 2013 at 12:43 am

Yeah I do remember that conversation and after I looked at a map I got more confused than ever. Japan wasn’t far enough away when the nuclear plant there exploded let alone being down wind or down river from whatever that mess up there at hanford is !

tommy2rs February 23, 2013 at 3:27 pm
riverrider February 20, 2013 at 9:50 am

8) yeah, and don’t forget to blow your whistle while you’re running to the “safe zone”. and use the blue phone, i’m sure somebody will help you in 20 minutes or so.

Papabear February 20, 2013 at 12:13 pm

And if you can vomit on cue – Hollywood wants you in the movies.

Big D February 20, 2013 at 10:17 am

One drone…one kill!
I wonder if those are the same targets they used for Ruby Rigde and Waco?
Colorado…another state I’ll never visit or spend my money in. They have some good ideas for preventing rape and murder,because we all know rapists and murderers are very reasonable people if you just talk with them.
Gas prices can’t hit record highs…the president just said because of his oil and natural gas policies people are paying less for energy.
No job? No education? No skills? Come on over we’ll take care of everything.

PGCPrepper February 20, 2013 at 11:55 am

Plus, it’s easier and, IMO, more effective to just pull the old G-19 than learn how to vomit on command or pissing on myself. Would rather the perpetrator do one or both of those or worse.

http://weaselzippers.us/2013/02/20/st-louis-knockout-game-thug-shot-and-killed-after-breaking-into-home-of-armed-american/

HomeINsteader February 20, 2013 at 10:24 am

Only a libtard democrat would suggest this might “probably” be unconstitutional….Sen. Ed Murray, Seattle.

Sheriffs Can ‘Inspect’ Homes for Gun Storage under Democrat Bill

Quote:
The bill, pushed by Democrats, allows police to search where and how assault weapons are stored — as well as how safely they are stored, according to its text, listed in the state’s online legislative directory as SB 5737-2013-14.

Read the whole article here:

http://www.gopusa.com/theloft/2013/02/19/sheriffs-can-inspect-homes-for-gun-storage-under-democrat-bill/?subscriber=1

will e styles February 21, 2013 at 12:46 am

I have been reading this bill the last few days and it is so over the top I think it must be some kind of ask for the moon and anything less is a win win compromise. my real concern is it is so out of this world people are not taking it seriously and it might just slip through.

axelsteve February 21, 2013 at 10:31 am

first they have to know that you have an assault weapon. Then they need the time to search your house.If they come to search your house for assault weapons without a warrant you do not need to let them in. That law is the perfect script for a dumb and dumber movie. If they try to prosecute you for a unconstitutional law that is even better. I see all kinds of lawsuits over this even with Obama as pres.

PGCPrepper February 20, 2013 at 10:37 am

Man, this country is off the charts. I grew up dirt poor. My dad made me drop out of high school to work at 16. You would think I grew up in the 19th century if I were inclined to tell my story.

My career was simply 22 years in the Army. That being said, I pursued my degree in business at night and got it. I haven’t had a mortgage since I was 42 years old. I’m now 54. I paid cash for both of my vehicles recently; therefore, I have no debt whatsoever other than power, stupid Comcast, gas and food. I still do without what everyone thinks they have to have. I have no smart phone, no IPAD, an old stereo system that has a broken CD player (lol). My last car I recently sold was a 1994 because of the law of diminishing returns w/respect to repairs vs. something new. I have no luxury items at all and I have well over 100K in several accounts. I am not bragging; I’m making a damn point. I swear if I were well I would expatriate my DW and me. I’m ashamed of this country I served although I know there are a lot of decent and responsible folks left. Not enough!

Obama is a freaking POS and I’m sick to my stomach this a-hole got voted in for a second term. I was a leader in the military and this clown is no leader. No responsibility, no bearing, no courage, no integrity and little reverence as far as I can tell. I don’t know if this part pertains to today’s miscellany but I’m just ranting and I’m medicated. LOL

PGCPrepper February 20, 2013 at 11:17 am

“Let’s say you are an average American household, and you carry an average balance of $15,956 in credit card debt.

Also, as an average American household, let’s assume you pay an average current rate of 12.83%.

Finally, let’s assume you carry this average balance for 40 years, between ages 25 and 65. How much did your credit card company make off of you and your extreme averageness?

Answer: $2,629,618.64″

Just wow. Average CC debt of 15K? WOW! And why would you pay 12% interest on a CC when you earn less than 1% in a normal savings account? I called USAA and asked them to reduce my rate even though I pay it off every month. They felt compelled to comply. BTW, USAA is awesome and I’ve been a member for over 25 years. 15K average for regular folks and 16.5 trillion debt! We’re dead meat.

Silver spot finally reached my target almost. Wonder if JP Morgan is though manipulating the price and will cover their short position? I need to invest in something and it ain’t real estate.

Doctor? I’ll have what PGCP is having! I know.

SW February 20, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Good thing I’m not average. I’m chomping down around 34K in credit card debt. I’ll have it gone in about three years though… then the house will be gone 3 years after that. I’ve finally seen the light… and it’s ugly out in the light.

HomeINsteader February 20, 2013 at 2:29 pm

We used a debt consolidation to become debt free. I’ve talked about this here before. It allowed us to pay off all of our revolving debt in record time; would never have happened, otherwise.

SW February 20, 2013 at 4:51 pm

I cant take that route.. the govt looks down on it and I could loose my job. :(

HomeINsteader February 21, 2013 at 3:36 pm

You’re probably gonna lose it, anyway, so, might as well lose it for the right reason. Just tryin’ to help ya’ out there, SW! ; ()

PGCPrepper February 20, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Dang bro or sista. I can’t imagine. I guess due to growing up the way I did it just made me “skeered.” I’ve never had a debt like that except when I was temporarily flipping properties in Northern VA (NVA). I’m a guns and butter guy (look it up)

I once paid cash for a condo at 105,000 one month in 2004 and sold it for 138,000 the very next month. As a realtor, I didn’t have to worry about most of the commission either. All I did for a celebration was to go to Applebees. The world was crazy back then. If you plotted NVA real estate on a long term chart, it would still be too expensive today. You only get a run like that every 20 years. Look at history. I left NVA in 2006 and moved to Richmond, VA. I was early but better to get off the elevator going up than ride it down with no stops. It will be awhile before RE is fruitful again; 20 years exactly based on a long term chart read unless you grab a “don’t wanter” deal in between or maybe non-income producing land.

The times dictate paying off your debt first. I see no greater investment. Please do so. God bless.

PGCPrepper February 20, 2013 at 3:01 pm

IOW and I should have said… regardless of the pay day; best to save for the bad harvest days and years. Security trumps immediate gratification. Pay off your debt and purchase when you save for it. Credit cards should be simply for convenience but it traps plenty.

SW February 20, 2013 at 4:54 pm

That would be Bro… and I am doing my best to get it off me as quick as possible. Dropping an extra 200 a month on bills and once I get this big one off me (by the end of this year)… then the ball really starts rollin :)

HomeINsteader February 20, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Here’s a relevant post from Business Insider today:

Five Reasons Boomers Are Getting Buried By Debt

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/baby-boomers-owe-more-than-millenials-2013-2#ixzz2LTnhdKJE

Linda February 20, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Guess we’re not average then. Paid cash for our house + improvements; paid cash for all vehicles; have nice amount of savings and have never made $35K combined. Only use credit cards as a convenience & only charge what can be paid on the next statement. Don’t have flat screen TVs, iPads or cellphones. Don’t really see them as necessary. We eat well and see Dr. as needed. House is small but well maintained. People just want too much and they’re fool enough to go into debt to get it.

PGCPrepper February 20, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Thank you. God bless.

HomeINsteader February 20, 2013 at 4:37 pm

That’s exactly the problem, Linda. Who said we owe this generation a college degree? We worked for ours. Some of us took school loans and paid them back, ourselves. Who said we owe our kids a $15 – $20K wedding? We had a simple, inexpensive, outdoor wedding and friends kicked in for the reception. We paid for everything else ourselves. Who said we owe our kids a $25K car when they hit 16? Or 18? Or, make really good grades and we’ll get you a car…Mom said if I didn’t make good grades, she would “kill” me; I didn’t care to put that to the test; I knew my Mom.

You get the point. We have created a generation of “you owe me” people. We reap what we sow.

SW February 20, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Yep… guess I fall into that cateogory.

Hi.. my name is SW and I’m a fool :) Now time to rectify my addictive ways .

riverrider February 20, 2013 at 11:41 am

i feel your pain brother. but remember there are a great many of us in the silent majority, that will not be silent much longer. get well, we’ll need you on the line…..and change that paper money for tangibles, quickly.

PGCPrepper February 20, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Can’t change my cash wealth to American Eagles that quickly. It’s a problem. I intended to sell my non-mortgaged home and use my long saved wealth to buy a homestead somewhere but my health has changed it all. I’ve sold all equities and my rental home just so my DW would not have to deal with a schedule D, etc next year.

I know that food and gas inflation has made me poorer though so I must accumulate some precious metals and bury some in PVC piping soon. Can’t believe I just wrote that. I think I’ll have a vodka for lunch. Nothing to see here.

Hunker-Down February 20, 2013 at 10:51 am

#3.

This is the first generation of devices leading to the singularity. Soon, software will be added that will enable the MAV to make decisions. Soon, software will equal, then surpass the intelligence of humankind. Made ever smaller and smaller and cheaper and cheaper and smarter and smarter, they will either eliminate or enslave mankind.

Tactical G-Ma February 20, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Sounds like a movie.

HomeINsteader February 21, 2013 at 9:44 am

I have no doubt that will, ultimately, be the goal, HD. I also have no doubt that Holy G-d will, in His infinite wisdom, destroy the Tower of Babel, again.

Hunker-Down February 22, 2013 at 8:45 pm

His will be done.

OhioPrepper March 1, 2013 at 1:27 am

HD,
The singularity is IMO several centuries away if ever. Semiautonomous drones could be an issue in the short term; however, the microbot swarms are yet another pipe dream, for the same reason we don’t have any viable electric vehicles, the battery technology still needs to be a few more generations and orders of magnitude in power density to be useful, and until tiny high powered batteries are in the mainstream, swarms, and electric cars worth having are just a futuristic dream. Heck, I was born in the 50’s and I’m still waiting for my flying car.

Mike K February 20, 2013 at 11:01 am

Anyone interested in autonomous drones or drone swarms, I *HIGHLY* recommend “Kill Decision” by Daniel Suarez: http://www.amazon.com/Kill-Decision-Daniel-Suarez/dp/0525952616

It’s definitely written to be exciting fiction but it’s plausible enough. The title refers to the point at which the human operator is no longer required for lethal strikes.

As for countermeasures, anyone got ideas other than lots of birdshot and radio jamming? I’ve also seen this: http://www.comsol.com/stories/sara_microwave_weapon/full/ But I’ve been told by my physicist friends its not realistic. Even if it were, it would probably need more power than a solar array can provide.

riverrider February 20, 2013 at 3:17 pm

high power laser focused on the optics will blind it permanently. just a little over the 5mW available for civilian use from what i’m told.

tommy2rs February 20, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Skynet is coming. Between Boeing’s microwave EMP drones and now these swarming drones it won’t be long until we need the Terminator…lol. Too bad he’s aging and even worse, been Kaliforniated

Could always try to recreate the Rocket City Rednecks Death Ray built from blu-ray laser diodes.

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/rocket-city-rednecks/episodes/diy-death-ray/

I was gonna try it but The Boss threatened me with bodily harm. I guess after the home built cannon incident she’s afraid of what would happen….lol

Hunker-Down February 20, 2013 at 11:04 am

#7.

The jobless rate in the USA, in part is due to robotics replacing workers on the assembly line. That, plus the effect of unionization for the last 60 years pushing the cost of American made goods to the extent of exporting jobs, is eliminating the middle class.

The report is using bogus numbers, saying our unemployment rate is in the 7% range. That is government claptrap. There are many articles with reasonable arguments and proofs claiming 15% and higher. All of us know, by our declining purchasing power, that we are in a depression. The high stock market averages are caused by flooding the market with QE-every month dollars from the federal reserve.

Proof? The cost of hamburger, the cost of gasoline. It will get worse.

Linda February 20, 2013 at 3:49 pm

It used to be that poor people ate hamburger & hotdogs. Now it’s cheaper to eat pork loin roast and bottom round roast by buying them on sale. Bought lots of cheap meat last fall and when the freezer got full I canned it. DH hunts and put three deer in the freezer. Fishes and put them in the freezer. Garden produced well even though it was so hot and dry. That got frozen or canned too. Grocery store is scary anymore & don’t see it getting any better. I feel for our kids, they just don’t know how to live like we do and owe on their houses, owe on their cars, owe on their doctor bills, very limited gardening and preserving knowledge. It’s all buy, buy, buy. Guess they thought they were deprived as kids and now think they have to have everything.

HomeINsteader February 20, 2013 at 4:40 pm

“keeping up with the Joneses”; yep, the Joneses are in a fix, too.

Hunker-Down February 20, 2013 at 9:58 pm

Linda,

Your life style is not at all politically correct.You’re living like our ancestors. Self sufficient, hard working, full of survival skills.

axelsteve February 20, 2013 at 10:20 pm

Well since obamacare was pushed through my hours at work went from 35 to 40 hours to 28 hours a week.ouck fabama care.

worrisome February 21, 2013 at 12:40 am

Axelsteve, yes that will be the new normal. Everyone that a business can move to part time (less than 30 hours per week). In order to survive, people will need 2 part time jobs, so they will be putting in 60 hours per week, no overtime in order to afford the health insurance that they are going to make you buy or fine you if you don’t. Just read today that Universal Studios is the next one that will be part timing much of their work force. Someday I am going to make a list of all the businesses that have been in the newspaper doing this. Hope you will be ok Axel Steve………worrying about you, because that is what I do.

SW February 21, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Here’s what I don’t understand. Are they going to fine the homeless man cause he doesn’t have insurance? Are they going to fine someone making poverty wages because he doesn’t have insurance?

If the answer is yes… well you cant get blood out of a turnup so it won’t do any good and they will just end up overcrowding the prison system even more than it is.

Point is… .start living a simplier homesteading lifestyle then making poverty wages wont matter because you’re producing most of what you need to live.

worrisome February 22, 2013 at 11:22 am

No, SW, the homeless man will have insurance under Medicaid.

axelsteve February 22, 2013 at 2:40 am

Worrisome thank you but do not worry about me.I am working on Mathew 6. 33 . Plus I am a survivor.It kinda sucks that mr O put America on a part time status.

HomeINsteader February 21, 2013 at 8:03 am

it’s happened to our DS and all of his coworkers, as well. They work for a company that sets merchandise for Home Depot. More to come, y’all, courtesy of “the change”.

Tactical G-Ma February 21, 2013 at 9:03 am

Axelsteve
I am so sorry you are suffering because of the wonderful policies the TDL has implemented. I can offer platitudes but I won’t. What I will do is offer more prayers.

axelsteve February 22, 2013 at 2:41 am

Tactical G-Ma thank you for the prayers.

Penny Pincher February 20, 2013 at 11:05 am

Anyone trying to rape me deserves a severe pounding. If they pull a deadly weapon on me to do that or if they try to kill me at all then they deserve to die. And I will not hesitate to use deadly force. Period, end of story, no arguments.

However if I manage to incapacitate them or they run away, that’s good enough for me, as long as I have defended myself, but I’m not going to try and pussy foot around while I’m being attacked with the idea of saving someone’s life who is trying to kill or rape me.

Penny Pincher February 20, 2013 at 11:29 am

Oh, if I can run away, that’s also good. Forgot about that option. Whatever works.

Tactical G-Ma February 20, 2013 at 11:35 am

1. We (collectively) have always wanted a better life for our children and success has been measured in dollars. If we die with bills, so what. Guess it is what you can live with that matters.

2. True. But this is old news. Toxic materials surround us.

3. Time to install blackout shutters. If they are used militarily they will eventually make it into the private sector.

4.what is new?

5. We can’t feed all Americans but we gonna help feed Mexico. SHEESH!

6. Good news.

7. Sad but TDL paints a different picture.

8. Excuse me, Sir, but you really don’t want to rape me cause I’m on my period.(who came up with this crap!)

Did anyone catch the new Doomsday Prepper episode last night? Prime example some are gonna make it, and some won’t. Just ask nature then listen for the answer. Riiiiight!

riverrider February 20, 2013 at 3:20 pm

gma, 8) who? some guy that never got any. and never will now:)

T.R. February 20, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Nazi propaganda was still pumping out their lies , even when the German people were seeing Soviet tanks entering Berlin …..just sayin . Sad part is that a lot of them actually still believed every word of the bullshit they were hearing .

SunnyD February 20, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Much of what you have said reflects my own life and feelings. But, I won’t and wouldn’t consider expatriation. I’m staying, I’m gonna keep voting, I’m gonna survive this great depression Obama has brought down on us. I have 4 children and 8 grand children and if need be I will put them up and make sure they have food and care. It isn’t how I wanted to live my golden years but if it must be I am ready for the challenge.

Hunker-Down February 20, 2013 at 2:44 pm

SunnyD,

The tool called “voting” seems to be a failure. Did we vote last week? Will we vote next week? Did our purchasing power stay the same. Will our problems stay away until we can vote?

Can we decide what issues to put on a ballot?

We are allowed to vote only on issues harmless to the establishment members. We cant vote on term limits. We cant vote on tort reform. We cant vote on immigration issues.

We can vote when they tell us we can.

HomeINsteader February 21, 2013 at 9:45 am

It has failed because The Potentate’s support system has seen to it that people are allowed to vote at least six times, as long as they are voting for him. Hope y’all didn’t miss that post.

SurvivorDan February 20, 2013 at 12:47 pm

My background leads me to like the technology of micro-drones. If robotics can help our boys in the field and even substitute for live soldiers in harms way , I am all for it.
But it is only a matter of time before these drones will be used against the folks here. And even if you don’t believe that the FEDs would do such a thing (meaning your head is up your a**), one should worry about hundreds and thousands of micro drones out there. Inevitably some would be found intact and reverse engineered by the many enemies of the USA. Iranian/Al Queda/Hamas micro-drones unleashed in the USA worry anyone?
And of course if we are developing them then China/Russia and others are too. Hell, the Chi-capcoms will just steal the technology or be given it. Just another privacy/security shitstorm on the horizon….

Hannah February 20, 2013 at 12:59 pm

1. Many years ago, when I increased my engagement of what was happening in the world (I give credit to God and his directing me to home-school), I read a book, The Creature From Jekyl Island, about our monetary system (the Fed, Central Banks all over the world, Fed income tax) that was brought into being by Woodrow Wilson and his progressive ilk. It was a real eye opener. First, I had disbelief, then with further reading (becoming a history buff) dismay. Yes, we are controlled and we are debt slaves. My DH and I are systematically eliminating our debt. It is not taught in public schools.
2. My DH and I try to get natural products in our home, wood floors, wool carpets, also non-esterified milk for my kids. There is still a lot of plastics, treated products in our home, we just try to minimize it.
3. A lot to wrap my brain around, scary.
6. Plan to try a few #10 cans and pouches, It is just expensive.
7. Do people really believe that lie? The real unemployment rate is 15 to 19 percent. It is part of the Cloward/Plevin plan by progressives(commies).
2.

Hannah February 20, 2013 at 2:05 pm

I used to be a good speller, must be all those phthalates and bisphenol A, anyway it is Cloward Piven strategy to financially through social entitlements overload to cause our system to fail.

HomeINsteader February 21, 2013 at 9:47 am

And the real cost of increases in our food from 2011 to 2012 was closer to 30% on MOST (not all, but MOST) items. Not 4%, as brought to you by Obamanomics.

HomeINsteader February 20, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Well, folks, I wish I had something good to share right now.

If there is any doubt in your mind as to which direction our nation is headed, perhaps this will be just the clarity needed.

DHS/FEMA Raising an Army

Take a good look at this picture. The US government is training Latino youth as a kind of Hitler Youth or Communist Red Guard to put down American resistance to NWO/Communist tyranny

read it here:
http://beforeitsnews.com/strange/2013/02/dhsfema-raising-an-army-2447374.html

or, this:

Law Enforcement “Requested” Shooting Targets Of Pregnant Women (Video)

http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2013/02/law-enforcement-requested-shooting-targets-of-pregnant-women-video-2571410.html

REMINDER FROM HI: Holy G-d is STILL on His Throne, He is not wringing His hands over any of this, and He is not surprised by any of this. It’s all in His Word, so, we shouldn’t be, either.

Your best prep? Know Him personally, through Yahushua/Y’eshua/Jesus Christ – our Messiah.

And buckle up – ‘cuz the right may get very rough before it’s over!

HomeINsteader February 20, 2013 at 2:36 pm

“right”? I meant, “ride”, of course. Did it again.

riverrider February 20, 2013 at 3:24 pm

dhs army? let them come.

tommy2rs February 20, 2013 at 3:51 pm
riverrider February 21, 2013 at 9:43 am

about 5 lbs :)

riverrider February 22, 2013 at 12:03 pm

nothin a well placed dot-five-oh, aye pee i tee won’t fix either.

SW February 20, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Agreed….right now I am beyond PISSED. I was just imformed that if the asshats in DC cant pull their heads out of their butts then we should be expecting to get furloughed. Now while my job isn’t as dangerous as our Military personel…. I still put my life on the line every day I walk thru those fences. I am but one officer trying to control 130+ inmates that have homemade weapons… I have my hands and my feet. When you cut our staff numbers by furloughing then that increases our danger level even more and makes our responses to disturbances that much weaker. To add insult to injury…. now my check gets cut as well… and it wasn’t really that great to begin with. Just like our Military guys and gals…. it’s a joke for what we have to do on a daily basis.

If these idiots sit on their arses and let this happen then each and every one of them needs to be fired…. effective immediately… I don’t care which side of the fence they are on. 300 or so folks that cant get along will be screwing over hundreds of thousands if not millions of workers. Not having a CONgress cant be any worse than having one… they are just screwing the country over. Not having them there would be an improvement.

While Im not ready for a reboot… I sure wouldn’t mind seeing one. DC is destroying this once great country.

riverrider February 21, 2013 at 9:45 am

don’t buy the scare tactics. the sequester is only 8% of the INCREASE in the budget. all hype.

SW February 21, 2013 at 3:42 pm

For us it looks like its going to cost me around 250-300 a month for as long as it lasts. They have started handing out letters of intent around here… and we will know for sure come March 1st.

HomeINsteader February 21, 2013 at 9:51 am

ooohhh, SW, good rant. And entirely appropriate, IMHO. I’m so sorry for what’s happening to people in our country. We do forget it’s about PEOPLE, don’t we?!

SurvivorDan February 21, 2013 at 1:51 pm

I know some may think the idea of an armed ‘youth corps’ within FEMA is too much to believe. Your Fed gov’t is capable of anything. They make a big deal out out of a few far out ideas (Mayans, UFOs, et al) in order to cast doubt on all who see the conspiracy. By the way, it’s not a conspiracy, which implies a great deal of secrecy, but rather a plan hidden in gov’t double-speak and , shielded from any real scrutiny by a compliant press.

I know how you feel river. I want the surviving FEMA youth who visit me to keep shaking their heads afterwards and saying, “It was horrible! And then everything blew up! It was just one tiny little old man…. ”
One of those awful memories that come back in the night thirty years later.
My daddy always said to leave a lasting impression on folks….

SW February 21, 2013 at 3:45 pm

It was horrible! And then everything blew up! It was just one tiny little old man…. ”

LMAO….. Never underestimate your adversary… you’ll loose every time LOL

k. fields February 20, 2013 at 6:48 pm

HomeINsteader -
I’m sure you know but just in case some other folks may not, that “kid’s army” picture (and the 2009 NY Times article it was pulled from) is of a Boy Scouts of America (Explorers) program called learning for life.
http://exploring.learningforlife.org/

The article you linked really didn’t make that clear.

k. fields February 20, 2013 at 7:08 pm

That should have read: … Boy Scouts of America subsidiary (Explorers) program.

HomeINsteader February 21, 2013 at 9:49 am

You’re right – it did not. And, “thank you”.

oldguy52 February 20, 2013 at 2:49 pm

“Money is a form of social control”, sorry, that’s just BS. Money is simply a form of exchange that makes the business of life much simpler. If you handle your money foolishly you can expect to have problems just the same as if you drive your car foolishly or handle your knife foolishly. Stupid is supposed to be painful.

If we get up every morning and put on our big boy pants, go to work and then spend only what we make, or preferably less and save the rest, then money is no more than a useful tool that makes our lives easier. That does NOT make us slaves, but it can make us self sufficient. Getting up and going to work every day has been the mark of successful people since the beginning of time. Even in the days of the hunter gatherers, the successful ones worked at it everyday if they intended to support themselves without needing to rely on the kindness of others.

I’m not sure when owning the things you have went out of style, but I know that this country’s pride in self-sufficiency started going away about the same time.

Saying money is a form of social control is like saying a spoon makes you fat.

/rant

tommy2rs February 20, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Gotta agree with you on that. And I’ll risk quoting the bug eyed, pink tied Ann Barnhardt on the subject of money.

“Money is a representative proxy for man’s ability to reason, labor, produce and create.

Money therefore is a fungible representation of human life.

Personal property is also a proxy for human capacity. Humans exchange their labor and productivity either for direct payment with other commodities, or, most commonly, for money, which they then turn into either consumable commodities OR personal property.”

Except of course in the case of the welfare handouts, from QE to food stamps, when it represents theft from productive humans to support non-productive humans.

Linda February 20, 2013 at 3:25 pm

#8. I like the way you think M.D. But your methods would hurt that poor rapist, and we wouldn’t want that would we? (Sarcasm) How can officials at the University of Colorado offer such asinine advice to their female students? What wussies. If i had a daughter enrolled there I would definitely give her your advice. I’ve always told my daughter that if anyone attacks her she is to hurt him as bad as she can, kill him if necessary. If someone steps in front of her car to stop and carjack her, run him down. They’re all a$$holes anyway, no loss to society.

oldguy52 February 20, 2013 at 4:18 pm

I just read this advice from Gabe Suarez which seems like a much surer way to ensure your own safety than peeing your pants.

Rape Prevention Tips From The Taipan – For University Of Colorado Girls

1). Carry a weapon…preferably a Glock everyfriggingwhere you go. If the sign says “no guns” that is for other people. Concealed means concealed.

2). You are a girl. Girls can shoot any dude that threatens them. They are girls.

3). If you can’t afford a Glock, get a big sharp knife. Practice stabbing things with anger with that knife so you get it right.

4). With the Glock, shoot ‘em in the face. With the knife stab them anywhere soft, but groin, guts, armpits, throat are good places to start.

5). Practice being emotionally upset and crying hysterically afterward. You are a girl…its expected. And everyone will hate the dead would-be rapist for making you cry.

6). Oh yeah. Don’t go stupid places, with stupid people, to do stupid things, at stupid times of night. You should be studying to get good grades and make lots of money to buy guns from me.

7). Don’t listen to any commie, no-load, crap for brains administrator or police official that would tell you not to follow this advice.

I was planning on having ten points but these seven seem to cover it.

Last edited by Gabe Suarez; 02-20-2013 at 12:27 PM.

SW February 20, 2013 at 6:18 pm

I’ll take my Taurus PT92 over a Glock anyday… and it’s cheaper. It’s accurate and if the shooter has the ability to put the bullet where he/she wants its… then the gun will put it there.

oldguy52 February 21, 2013 at 11:30 am

Well…. I guess the point is, you have one.

At self defense distances it don’t matter too much what kind as long as it goes bang when you pull the trigger.

worrisome February 20, 2013 at 8:32 pm

If I had a daughter at u of c we would be moving her. And this momma would be kicking a.. and their names wouldn’t matter!!

HomeINsteader February 21, 2013 at 10:04 am

To all with a kid in college:

the truth of the matter is that “police departments” on college campuses DO NOT have to play by the same rules as police departments elsewhere, and they DON’T. They are not required to report what happens on campus to the public, and they don’t – not unless it somehow spills “off campus”. Example: you’ll never know your kid has been arrested repeatedly on drug charges ON CAMPUS, so that you will know when you send $$, you’re funding their addiction.

Nor will you know that certain staffers were arrested, after years of being ignored, for running a prostitution ring on campus.

You will not know about a rape that took place on campus, or that there is a theft ring operating, or homeless people who keep hanging about the campus.

And now you know how Sandusky @ Penn State got away with it for so long.

No, I did not make this up. Yes, I know these comments to be TRUE from personal knowledge.

This is not to put police officers on campuses in a bad light, at all; they have to meet the same certification requirements as any officer, and are qualified to respond anywhere in their state, just like any other duly-authorized officer of the law. Some of them take their jobs very seriously, and some are troubled by the “rules” by which they must abide, in all fairness to the good officers who get caught in the traps.

Have a kid in college? I suggest you be very involved in their education.Been there – done that, more than once.

Mama J February 21, 2013 at 9:53 pm

I know dozens of kids that go to school at CSU, Boulder, NCU Greely. Not one has had a bad experience. I can tell you that any idiot that would try to rape our girls would have his hands full. My son will be going to one of those schools next year. He won’t tolerate abuse to women.

The bodily fluids threat. Better than Nothin. But a nice taser shot in the piss pump, could cure all a girls problems.
Girls need to fight with everything at their disposal. Piss, shite, vomit, 2×4, taser. A tire iron. Hot curling iron. Claw, punch and change someones mind. Fight like girl. No rules.

riverrider February 20, 2013 at 3:30 pm

watched the doc “end of theroad:how they crashed the dollar” last night. very scary. never could figure out why the regime would manipulate the numbers so badly with respect to inflation until now. the experts say the true number is about 10%. that would bankrupt the gov and crash the system because ss, pensions, everything, is cost driven ie the cost of living adjustments. so my pension is losing 9% of its value every year. now i know why i could afford to retire 3 years ago, but i’m going to have to find a job now. i’v lost 27% of my buying power!!

Cheyenne February 20, 2013 at 9:51 pm

#8 hits close to home for me. My uncle abused me up until one day in the barn I peed on him. I was 6 and he was 16. I never told my family because I felt guilty and also I didn’t want my Dad to go to jail for killing him. Daddy would have too!!! My uncle ran away from home after that incident. We did not see him for 10 yrs. I have never had the guts to confront him.
I still feel a bit like I was a bad girl even though I know better. I wish my 6 yr old self knew what I do today. That SOB would not have been able to father all those useless kids that became criminals like him!!!

M.D. Creekmore February 20, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Cheyenne,

To me there is nothing worse than a child molester – I’m am so sorry to hear that that happened to you, some people are just full of evil and the world would be better off if all of the molesters stopped breathing. You did nothing wrong – you were 6 years old – and have nothing to be ashamed of…

Cheyenne February 20, 2013 at 11:03 pm

Thank you M.D. The birth father that abused our 4 adopted children died a few months ago. Our kids were his second family he abused. I cheered that one more sick animal was gone! He and their birth mother did a plea bargain to get less prison time. They gave up their parental rights so we could adopt. He did not realize that his testimony could not be used in court because the Troopers beat the crap out of him when they brought him in. The kids social worker was a witness to that an told us..He got 5 yrs and she got 1.

M.D. Creekmore February 20, 2013 at 11:33 pm

Cheyenne,

There has been many people get more time for smoking pot than that pervert did for multiple cases of abusing children. Sad. Let’s just hope he got some of his own type of abuse while he was in jail for those 5 years.

Cheyenne February 21, 2013 at 11:59 am

M.D. We put our names on a list to be notified when he got out of prison. Several months before he was to be released he showed up at the groc store my dh works at. When we called to find out why there was no notice given, They told us he was not considered a threat to society because he had only been accused of abusing his own children. Neither parent were ever listed as sex offenders either. That makes no sense at all. He had a baby with a girl friend the same age as our youngest. There is a very good chance he abused him also. A friend of ours was a deputy at the local jail when the creep was taken in. He said inmates records are private but….they have a way of leaking out, other prisoners do not like child abusers.

SurvivorDan February 21, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Hard-timers don’t like folks who abuse/molest children. He will be abused and maybe killed. Such animals are considered filth even by hard core criminals.
If he survives his sentence, it will definitely have
been ………………memorable.

Cheyenne February 21, 2013 at 7:01 pm

SurvivorDan, He did die, but we do not know any details. The birth mother still lives in the town nearest to us. I have had a couple minor run ins with her but nothing major.

SW February 21, 2013 at 3:49 pm

As a Correctional Officer… I can promise you if the general population knew about his charges… he got his. That is one thing the inmates will not tollerate.

PGCPrepper February 21, 2013 at 3:58 pm

His punishment will come, or has come, but I just can’t see how it is incumbent on us to wish that evil be inflicted on another. Is it better to turn cheek or are we the medium for an eye for an eye? I believe in capital punishment but I don’t rejoice in it. Otherwise, I have become them.

worrisome February 21, 2013 at 12:35 am

Cheyenne I am so sorry to hear about this. I have this visceral hatred of abusers and wish I could have helped you then. I took in foster children for about 7 years and during that time I learned to hate. So sorry you had to go through that. You did nothing wrong and here is my life’s lesson on this? A successful life is all the revenge you need…………..Bless you!

PGCPrepper February 21, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Good answer. Sometimes we have to play the hand we’re dealt. Life is certainly not fair. I grew up with belt whippings till I bled when I did nothing more often than not by an alcoholic father. My two older brothers ended up in prison for most of their young lives. Ultimately, they could not deal and ultimately they both were killed; both by weapons. One died by a shotgun blast to the face at 33 and the next died at the hands of his own wife in his garage at 40. I’ve seen it all. Please get over it and believe in yourself. Do not fell sorry for yourself. It’s for your own good. Life is short and some have shorter lives. Please take advantage of every day that you have and try not to let the past ruin your future. I pray for this to be so.

Tactical G-Ma February 22, 2013 at 12:08 pm

PGCP, Donna,
It makes no sense how some people have such huge obstacles in their lives and others seem to have easy street. I do believe the devil lives in the past. Virtue and faith will determine today and the future. You are blessed to have survived trial by fire. Jesus loves you and so do I.

Tactical G-Ma February 22, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Sorry, that was Cheyenne not Donna. But I love Donna too!

PGCPrepper February 22, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Thank you, TG-Ma.

My life has been hard but I didn’t have to charge up the hill at Gettysburg or storm a beach on the banks of France. Could’ve been worse or shorter at least.

Enjoy your day.

Cheyenne February 21, 2013 at 7:08 pm

worrisome, thank you. Maybe someone up there had a plan for me even back then. My experiences have given me the strength to parent our kids that went thru so much more horror than I did. All of them have mental and physical challenges. Testing showed it is partly inherited and part from abuse and neglect.

worrisome February 22, 2013 at 11:24 am

Keep up the good work Cheyenne, Give them consistency, love, your attention and you will do ok….

T.R. February 20, 2013 at 11:35 pm

kill em all in the most lengthy and painful manor known to our science .

HomeINsteader February 21, 2013 at 8:11 am

Yahushua/Y’eshua/Jesus Christ LOVED children; they often gathered around him and he “played” with them, teaching them about G-d’s love for them in a “childlike” way; of those who would hurt children, He said this: “it would be better that a millstone be hung around his neck and he be thrown into the sea”.

Every one of us has a day of reckoning (Hebrews 9:27). People who hurt children will quake in His presence, just before they are sent to an eternity in helI, where their closest neighbors will be the fallen angels (demons).

This may be little consolation now, friends, but make no mistake about it – they will regret their evil choices.

HomeINsteader February 21, 2013 at 8:13 am

Sweetheart, you were a 6 year old child; you did nothing wrong. Your teenage “uncle”, on the other hand…..well, like I said, there will be a day of reckoning.

Cheyenne February 21, 2013 at 7:21 pm

HomeINsteader, I had not seen him in quite a few yrs. He showed up at my sisters funeral who had died of cancer in 2010. I did not recognize him. The drugs and his evil life have turned his body into a shriviled up shell. I did not speak to him. Dec of 2010 Mom died of heart failure. I was able to spend the last month and a half with her. I do not live near any of my family. My uncle came to the hospital and asked me if he could see her. I hate him but could not deny his request. I stayed with her though and he left after telling her goodbye.

HomeINsteader February 22, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Cheyenne, it’s important that you forgive him, sweetheart – not for his sake, but for yours. As long as he “bothers” you in any way, as long as you waste any time, energy, or brain cells even thinking about the past, he controls you. As I said, there will be a day of reckoning; we all have one. You don’t need to worry about whether or not he will be held accountable; he will, unless he finds forgiveness for his sins – and let’s hope he does. I’ve had vile people in my life, too, but I don’t wish hell on any of them.

YOU do need to get beyond worrying about him – period. He shouldn’t be any more a thought to you than a stranger, IMHO, as long as he stays away from you, as long as he is not bothering you; and if he is, then seek a restraining order. If you can’t afford one, seek help from your local P.D. – they know where the “free resources” are, and they will not look kindly upon this man.

I had a bad man in my life once; yes, I was married to him. When I got rid of him, it took years for me to “get over it” and forgive him. when I finally did, I found my freedom! You need to find yours, Precious One.

Praying for you,

Cheyenne February 22, 2013 at 8:15 pm

HomeINsteader, Thank you very much. I appreciate your advice. I am sorry you had a bad man in your life. Very thankful that you got away and made a better life for yourself. I married my 1st husband when I was 17. He was what I call a walking nightmare. I got the courage to leave him when he started in on my 2 yr old son. A yr later I jumped into marriage again and had two wonderful babies. Unfortunately he decided he couldn’t live with his illness any longer. He shot himself leaving me with 3 young children to raise. I followed my dream and went to school to be a Special Ed teacher. That was when I finally met a “forever man”. He wanted a ready made family too! I have never been in any kind of trouble not even a speeding ticket. I just made some mistakes putting to much trust in men. I am very happy today with my life and family!!! We are working together to be as self sufficent as possible. Thank you again for your kind comments.

riverrider February 21, 2013 at 9:51 am

folks all our self defense issues are over! according to old joe biden: ” get a double barrel shotgun, thats all you need. give them both barrels, it’ll all be over. i have two at my house.” thanks, joe. i feel much safer now. um, but wait, what if there’s three of them? oh that’s right, you have 10 ss agents outside. where’s my agents? 20 minutes away, jackwagon!

FarmerKin February 22, 2013 at 10:37 pm

Yeah, he said that he told his wife if there is a break-in, to take the shotgun outside and fire two shots, and that will scare them away. I sure hope so, otherwise she will have to reload before she can protect herself.

HomeINsteader February 21, 2013 at 10:07 am

Speaking of managing our money, here’s something that may help someone today:

Social Security: Can a Creditor garnish SS funds?

The answer is both “no”, and “yes”.
“NO” up to two months’ worth of deposits; “yes” for any amount over two (2) months worth of deposits in that account

Read more: http://www.bankrate.com/finance/debt/social-security-lost-to-debt.aspx#ixzz2LXpMSFhf

Zee February 21, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Re #1: Just throwing this out there: My DH has decided to look for a job to tide us over a rough patch while our business is growing. We live in a county with very high unemployment rates, and we have been worried about his chances. We are shocked to hear many employees ask these 3 questions: Did you graduate high school? Can you pass a drug test? Can you be on time?

Are you serious? After only a week of looking, my dh has several possibilities. And this is a guy who has not been in the workforce for 15 years, and does not have a college degree. We are stunned. I am not discounting that this is God’s miraculous provision for us right now, but it does make us wonder about the folks in our county who are on unemployment. There must be some real problems if the employers consistently can’t find employees who can be on time!!

Not dissing you qualified folks that are out there actively looking for work- we are just surprised that our county with such a bad reputation actually has jobs for people who are willing to train and work. I don’t get it.

Donna February 21, 2013 at 10:36 pm

It happens around here where unemployment is high, but as I checked out most of the jobs seemingly desperate to accept anyone, they have a high turn around rate. That should be a red flag!

Because I experienced bad employers who cheat their workers, degrade them to tears, and lie to them, beware of these jobs and check out the employers first by asking around, check out Better Business and court cases at the courthouse under the business and owners name.

HomeINsteader February 21, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Well, this has me cracking up! Oh, it’s a very serious subject, for sure…but if the water is dangerous to the fish…well, perhaps this is why we have not consumed municipal water in 35 years. What’s funny is what some of you are going to think about when you read this. I heard that!

DH’s fishing has not been all that “productive” of late; he’s going fishing tomorrow; if he brings back fish, should I ask if it was drugged?

Pill to Gill: Antianxiety Drugs Flushed into Water May Be Making Fishes Fearless

Levels of human drugs commonly found in the world’s waterways may be altering the way fishes behave

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=antianxiety-drugs-in-flushed-into-water-may-be-making-fishes-fearless&WT.mc_id=SA_CAT_ENGYSUS_20130221

SW February 21, 2013 at 4:34 pm

TSA Apologizes for Traumatizing Disabled Toddler

http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/tsa-apologizes-traumatizing-disabled-toddler-135529408–abc-news-travel.html

And of course… the govt doesn’t want you filming them. They even stole the little girls teddy bear after it had passed the screening process. The @#$&%!@#

SW February 21, 2013 at 4:38 pm
tommy2rs February 22, 2013 at 11:43 am

A 911 call comes in about a possible bomb in lower Manhattan and an alert pops up on computer screens at the New York Police Department, instantly showing officers an interactive map of the neighborhood, footage from nearby security cameras, whether there are high radiation levels and whether any other threats have been made against the city.

And then it it crashes and all they get is a blue screen of death. By the time the system resets everything is over…lol. Go Microsoft.

riverrider February 23, 2013 at 10:55 am

i got one for you. a bunch of cleveland cops got in a high speed chase culminating in a fierce firefight. as the smoke cleared they realized they had fired 140 rounds …..at each other……in a school parking lot……nobody hit. i don’t know whether to LMAO or cry…..wait thers more! muslim in l.a. went on a rampage, shot six, killed three. no report……muslim beheaded 2 christians in a ritual killing in n.j., no reports….. see the trend there?

M.D. Creekmore February 23, 2013 at 11:06 am

riverrider,

Do you have links to those stories – if so you can email them to and I will post them.

riverrider February 23, 2013 at 5:10 pm

the nj one i tracked back to examiner.com, i saw the l.a. one scroll across the bottom at foxnews a couple days ago. i’m hunting the cleveland one back up, think it was freenorthcarolina, but i’ll check again.

riverrider February 23, 2013 at 5:28 pm

yeah, freenc with trackback to ol’remus(the woodpile report). i need to learn how to do links…..

HomeINsteader February 23, 2013 at 8:47 pm

See the trend there? YEP.

HomeINsteader February 21, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Hey, Pack! Does anyone know if it’s possible to bury a PVC Pipe Cache in such a way that it can not be detected? If so, how? I’m really thinking of metal detectors (which often can detect them) and even PVC pipe detectors, built for just that purpose. How would you mask the readings?

Anyone have that knowledge to share?

Thank you,

riverrider February 22, 2013 at 11:56 am

bury it under a junk car. under the edge of concrete,if it has rebar. in an old junk yard. scatter junk, bottle caps ect all around. bury it vertically to minimize the signature. under the wood pile. in a hollow tree. culvert maybe? in the septic tank.

HomeINsteader February 22, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Excellent suggestions! Thanks, rr!

Encourager February 22, 2013 at 5:15 pm

The only way I know is sure-proof is to bury them under something such as a shed or garage floor, under the dirt in a crawlspace, or under a junk car that you put up on cement blocks.

If you bury them so they ‘look’ as if they are attached to existing pipes, that would also work.

HomeINsteader February 22, 2013 at 6:29 pm

More good ideas; thanks, Encourager!

Guess what I’m doing this evening? Was able to get sirloin tip roast @ $2.99 a lb.; fixiin’ to can a whole lot of roast beast!

Encourager February 23, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Darn! I missed dinner at your house!! Didja roast up some carrots, onions and taters with all that beef??? With the leftovers, save some for BBQ beef sandwiches.

Encourager February 23, 2013 at 5:48 pm

oops…missed the word “canned”. Hopefully you DID roast some, right??

HomeINsteader February 23, 2013 at 8:53 pm

Well….yeeaaaahhhhhhh…… ; )

Roasted it up; ate some; canned the rest. Po’boys on N’awlins French Bread for lunch tomorrow.

Yummy!

SW February 23, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Dig a hole to bury them vertically and dig it a little bit deeper than need be. Put in your PVC pipe and put about a foot of dirt in the hole. Next plant a rose bush in that same home… and fill in around the rose bush. Now you have a marker for your cache and a way to keep a metal detector from going over it. Same works with a small shrub. You don’t want to plant anything that is going to get real big though.

HomeINsteader February 23, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Good one, SW! But I think it would be best to plant sufficient landscaping that it “blends” in, rather than stands out…and you’re probably going, “well, duh!” ; )

Mama J February 21, 2013 at 9:41 pm

I just finished my taxes and noticed that Turbo Tax was asking if we had sold any gold or silver this year. Under business income.

SW February 23, 2013 at 2:04 pm

The answer to that is always no. It’s none of their damn business.

axelsteve February 22, 2013 at 2:47 am

Zee I passed a drug test. I get to work early every day,sometimes I am late to punch in because I am assisting a customer.And I graduated from Hi school which is not much in Komradfornia. I hear about people not passing the drug test from my manager.That is very common now days.

HomeINsteader February 22, 2013 at 9:04 am

Truth is, we should not be using goopy hand-sanitizers, at all. Tests have proven these are worse than not sanitizing! They are sticky. You use them, and everything you touch “sticks”; you become a germ and bacteria “magnet”. Use disposable wipes, or just wash your hands, using infection control procedure (don’t recontaminate by touching faucet handles, door handles, etc., after washing – use disposable towels and throw them away).

That said, what if your goop sanitizer went up in flames, and took you with it? It can happen.

Warning: Hand sanitizers may burst info flame and incinerate your skin

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/039209_hand_sanitizers_combustion_burns.html#ixzz2LdX3eWsy

HomeINsteader February 22, 2013 at 4:44 pm

This should ruin your lunch:

Disturbing Report: Veterans Are Receiving Letters From VA Prohibiting The Ownership Or Purchase Of Firearms

How would you feel if you received a letter from the U.S. Government informing you that because of a physical or mental condition that the government says you have it is proposing to rule that you are incompetent to handle your own financial affairs? Suppose that letter also stated that the government is going to appoint a stranger to handle your affairs for you at your expense? That would certainly be scary enough but it gets worse.

What if that letter also stated: “A determination of incompetency will prohibit you from purchasing, possessing, receiving, or transporting a firearm or ammunition. If you knowingly violate any of these prohibitions, you may be fined, imprisoned, or both pursuant to the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, Pub.L.No. 103-159, as implemented at 18, United States Code 924(a)(2).”?

That makes is sound like something right from a documentary on a tyrannical dictatorship somewhere in the world. Yet, as I write this I have a copy of such a letter right in front of me. It is being sent by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to hundreds, perhaps thousands, of America’s heroes. In my capacity as Executive Director of the United States Justice Foundation (USJF) I have been contacted by some of these veterans and the stories I am getting are appalling.

The letter provides no specifics on the reasons for the proposed finding of incompetency; just that is based on a determination by someone in the VA. In every state in the United States no one can be declared incompetent to administer their own affairs without due process of law and that usually requires a judicial hearing with evidence being offered to prove to a judge that the person is indeed incompetent. This is a requirement of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that states that no person shall “… be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law…”.

Obviously, the Department of Veterans Affairs can’t be bothered by such impediments as the Constitution, particularly since they are clearly pushing to fulfill one of Obama’s main goals, the disarming of the American people. Janet Napolitano has already warned law enforcement that some of the most dangerous among us are America’s heroes, our veterans, and now according to this letter from the VA they can be prohibited from buying or even possessing a firearm because of a physical or mental disability.

Think about it, the men and women who have laid their lives on the line to defend us and our Constitution are now having their own Constitutional rights denied. There are no clear criteria for the VA to declare a veteran incompetent. It can be the loss of a limb in combat, a head injury, a diagnosis of PTSD, or even a soldier just telling someone at the VA that he or she is depressed over the loss of a buddy in combat. In none of these situations has the person been found to be a danger to themselves or others. If that was the case than all of the Americans who have suffered from PTSD following the loss of a loved one or from being in a car accident would also have to be disqualified from owning firearms. It would also mean that everyone who has ever been depressed for any reason should be disarmed. In fact, many of the veterans being deprived of their rights have no idea why it is happening.

The answer seems to be it is simply because they are veterans. At the USJF we intend to find the truth by filing a Freedom of Information Act request to the Department of Veterans Affairs to force them to disclose the criteria they are using to place veterans on the background check list that keeps them from exercising their Second Amendment rights. Then we will take whatever legal steps are necessary to protect our American warriors.

The reality is that Obama will not get all of the gun control measures he wants through Congress, and they wouldn’t be enough for him anyway. He wants a totally disarmed America so there will be no resistance to his plans to rob us of our nation. That means we have to ask who will be next. If you are receiving a Social Security check will you get one of these letters? Will the government declare that you are incompetent because of your age and therefore banned from firearm ownership. It certainly fits in with the philosophy and plans of the Obama administration. It is also certain that our military veterans don’t deserve this and neither do any other Americans.

– Michael Connelly, J.D.

See the letter here:

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/disturbing-report-veterans-are-receiving-letters-from-va-prohibiting-the-ownership-or-purchase-of-firearms_022013

Encourager February 23, 2013 at 5:40 pm

I am in shock. Seriously in shock. I copied your post and went and copied the letter and posted it on Facebook. I wonder how long FB will allow it to be posted…we shall see.

WYO Ryder February 23, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Has anyone read this yet? Really great article.
I am no Rambo either, but I too, have drawn my line in the proverbial sand:
https://dcclothesline.wordpress.com/2013/01/03/if-they-come-for-your-guns-do-you-have-a-responsibility-to-fight/

SW February 23, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Looks like MD has been deleting articles… or he’s been hacked. The homestead article that was posted a couple days ago is now gone :( Such good info lost.

M.D. Creekmore February 23, 2013 at 2:15 pm

SW,

The article was deleted until I get the chance to look at it and compare it to another article written by another author on another site. I received a bunch of emails saying that it was taken from the other site (backwoods home).

SW February 23, 2013 at 3:16 pm

If you decide to delete the article completely could you email me the responses to the questions I asked. I never got to see them.

Encourager February 23, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Thanks for your diligence, M.D. You clearly state not to pirate other people’s work. Good on you!

SW February 24, 2013 at 3:42 pm

if you know they are illegals.. then why are you issuing drivers licenses and not shipping their butts back across the border. This makes absolutely no sense at all.

http://autos.aol.com/article/illegal-immigrant-license-north-carolina/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl8%7Csec3_lnk2%26pLid%3D274634

HomeINsteader February 24, 2013 at 6:14 pm
M.D. Creekmore February 24, 2013 at 6:37 pm

HomeINsteader,

We’ve covered EMP and faraday cages here in a number of posts – I just have to find them again. They tend to get lost in the bulk of over 3500 articles that have been posted on TheSurvivalistBlog.net over the past 7-8 years… Here is a link to one from 2010.

http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/faraday-cage-emp-protection/

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