Wednesday Miscellany News Brief

1. Welcome to the new Amerika – GOVERNMENT ARRESTING PEOPLE FOR ANTI-OBAMA FACEBOOK POSTS : This article will make you angry. The US Government is actively seeking those who criticize government, specifically Barack Obama, and arresting them without charging them. They are remanded to mental health institutions where they are given “training” on how to view the world. Remind you of a little book that George Orwell wrote?

It gets worse. Most of the victims of the government’s kidnapping scheme are veterans.

2. NRA now considered a terrorist group? Hillary Clinton Calls Gun Rights Advocates Terrorists, Calls for “Assault Weapons” Ban : “Speaking at CNN’s town hall meeting tonight, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton lambasted American gun right advocates. “We cannot let a minority of people — and that’s what it is, it is a minority of people — hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people.”

3. Price Index for Meats, Poultry, Fish & Eggs Rockets to All-Time High : “The seasonally-adjusted price index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs hit an all-time high in May, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).” The fix… become more self-reliant – raise a garden, get some chickens, raise rabbits, milk goats, forage for wild foods, hunt and fish.

4. Gasoline at U.S. Pumps Set to Hit Six-Year Seasonal High : “Gasoline in the U.S. climbed this week, boosted by a surge in oil, and is expected to reach the highest level for this time of year since 2008.”

5. In Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, a seemingly endless surge of immigrants : The Rio Grande Valley has become ground zero for an unprecedented surge in families and unaccompanied children flooding across the Southwest border, creating what the Obama administration is calling a humanitarian crisis as border officials struggle to accommodate new detainees. Largely from Central America, they are now arriving at a rate of more than 35,000 a month.

6. Smart meters really do spy on your use of appliances, industry admits : For years, anyone who suggested that the new electronic, Wi-Fi-capable “smart” electricity meters were devices that could be used to snoop on the unsuspecting public was labeled a crazy conspiracy nut. But, as is often the case, those people weren’t off their rockers; they were prophetic.

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7. They know what’s coming – Pentagon studying protesters to prep for ‘mass civil breakdown’ : The Department of Defense has disbursed some funds to universities so that scientists might study the dynamics of civil unrest — and how the U.S. military might best respond.

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  1. j.r. guerra in s. tx. says:

    I live in the Rio Grande Valley – the above story is not an exaggeration, there are A LOT of illegal aliens crossing the border, its an invasion.

    The violence in their former countries has been occuring for years, if not decades, it is the promise of AMNESTY that is causing this influx.

    • Rider of Rohan says:

      Hi JR, I’m up here near Texarkana and haven’t been seeing the worst of it, but there’s a movement to get the State of Texas to take over border security, and things are heading in that direction. Would that be supported in So. Texas? Because I think it’s key for people there to support it for it to succeed. Your thoughts?

      • Cavtrooper says:

        We just received the following Urgent Alert from JoAnn Fleming, Executive Director (volunteer), Grassroots America-We the People and Chair, Advisory Committee to the TX Legislature’s TEA Party Caucus:

        Yesterday afternoon (June 16), a letter dated May 2, 2014, was put into my hands. The letter – seen here – is a directive to Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw “to plan and execute a 90-day surge operation of increased law enforcement in the border counties, beginning on or after September 1, 2014.”

        The letterhead represents Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, and Speaker of the House Joe Straus, but only Perry and Dewhurst signed the letter. Joe Straus has refused to sign the directive to help secure the Texas southern border. We’re told the 90-day limit was a compromise measure to get Straus on board, but he’s still stalling! Meanwhile, the new flood of illegal entries into Texas has swamped law enforcement, health and human services personnel, and shelters.

        It’s been six weeks since this directive was signed by Gov. Perry and Lt. Gov. Dewhurst. What is Joe Straus waiting for? The southern border is now in full-blown crisis with a steady influx of unaccompanied alien children, pregnant women, and young adults pouring across the border from Central America. While law enforcement is distracted with the women and children, other illegal border crossings have escalated. Our law enforcement is being overrun. Law enforcement is warning Texas is more vulnerable than ever to very dangerous people crossing illegally. This is no surprise to us.

      • seeuncourt says:

        Hey from Hooks

    • Jersey Drifter says:

      ROR might be on the right track, having the Great State of Texas handle the border security. Maybe the Governor can declare a state of emergency, and call out the NG. That should seal it off rather quickly, and also be good training. Some tanks, some sniper teams, some choppers, boots on the ground.

      • Rider of Rohan says:

        DPS(Dept. of Public Safety, or State Police) would be the agency that would handle security, and the director has indicated he has the capacity to do it. Right now the holdup is the speaker of the Texas House, who has not signed on to the plan. It would cost Texas about $1.2 million a week to do it.

        • j.r. guerra in s. tx. says:

          I wonder if piranha could be stocked in the Rio Grande River – just idle curiosity of course :^)

          Several local groups have expressed some Federal help with dealing / housing the detainees.

          • Rider of Rohan says:

            Border surge was approved today, j.r., so maybe yall will get some relief. Most likely the human smugglers will just move to Arizona, but at least there is some relief for Texas.

            • j.r. guerra in s. tx. says:

              Other points being made – that many Latin gang members (MS-13, etc.) who are minors and do not have a criminal record IN THE U.S. are being allowed to cross and join their family members on this side. With no criminal record on this side of the border, they are being allowed in.

              We need a symbol for shaking head and smacking head into wall here . . .

              • Rider of Rohan says:

                Reminds me of when Castro emptied Cuban prisons and put them on boats to Miami during the Mariel boatlift in 1980. Crime exploded in Miami after that. SMH, too, j.r.

              • Agreed, JR. This is rapidly becoming a nightmare for ALL involved. Not only is the border patrol and the local officials down your way being overwhelmed, it’s happening here in the Austin area too. I agree about the gang members too. The situations that are making these kids come here from Central America must be horrible. Makes me wonder just how many AREN’T getting across the border. And just how much the gangs and cartels are involved that way as well.
                Even the Hispanic population around here are horrified and object to the illegals coming in. About 2 years ago, I was in Hebbronville with the DH, and even then the locals were upset. You find campsites inside the ranches fully stocked with water and food, and the border patrol agents will tell you, off the record, of course, to make sure you’re armed. And if your hunting lodge is occupied, to run the other way. One agent told DH if he sees that they have a tattoo on their necks of XIII, to shoot first, and ICE will likely look the other way.
                Used to be DH might see one group every hunting season (November to end of February), then it was once a month, last year it was every weekend. I shudder to think of the things that are coming through while the authorities are occupied with these kids.
                I’m finding with everything that’s going on in the world, depression is really trying to get to me. It takes a conscious effort daily to put it all out of my head, even when I DON’T watch the news…hard to miss though, with keeping up with sports… Way to go Spurs!! And the Texas baseball team in the CWS….

    • I’m glad you used the word “invasion”. That’s exactly what it is and I wish the talk show hosts would start referring to it that way instead of calling them refugees. (The news outlets will never. )

  2. #1 – it looks like George Orwells 1984 is becoming less of a work of fiction and more of an instruction manual.

    If anyone hasn’t read it they should to get a taste of what might be ahead.

    • Animal Farm by Orwell can apply to our world today as well..
      Wonder if the PTB really think they’re doing the right thing?
      I remember in high school we had an assignment. Most did dioramas, or artwork, I did a rewrite and can only remember the first stanza. This was in the late 70’s…

      ’twas the night before midsummer ( coming up Friday! )
      And all thru the Farm,
      All the creatures were stirring,
      Even the mice!

  3. Tactical G-Ma says:

    Well, nothing new there.

    Now it may have already been covered and I missed it But:

    Is there or is there not a new banking tax going into effect 1 July?
    None of our law, banking, and financial management people know about it.

  4. Rider of Rohan says:

    Saw this story of a prepper in Florida being pursued by an alphabet agency, and I think everyone should watch it. A reminder to be discreet, folks….be discreet.

    • Tactical G-Ma says:

      OK, I think you all are a bunch of kooks and crack-pots. I’m done with this prepping stuff. But I am going to continue on this website just so I can stay informed about all the craziness you dehydrating, canning, huntin, and fishing types are getting into. Next thing you know, you may be making your own low cost laundry detergent! That could lead to sewing your own clothes, repairing your own house,using home remedies, and just what do you think that will do to our economy? ;-r

      • JP in MT says:

        Amen, sister. I may just have to join you. There is a gun show up here this weekend, I just may take my remaining guns and sell them off, give the ammo to the Boy Scouts, and clear out that junk in my basement, so I have a place to grow herbal teas and exercise Since Tofu is made from beans, I think I’ll see if they’ll give me a permit to grow them in my newly opened space. Maybe use all that canned bacon for mulch.

        • Jersey Drifter says:

          You might want to check with the boy’s in D.C. and see if you can get a grant to do research on your Tofu project. 🙂

          • JP in MT says:


            I hadn’t thought of that. Maybe if I just talk to the new floor lamp I got from an autonomous friend with a Maryland address, that might work.

            • Jersey Drifter says:

              I find yelling at my TV works rather well. I have to yell because of the volume setting. And it isn’t even one of those ” smart TV’s “. But I am sure the powers that be are getting the message.

              • JP in MT says:


                I don’t have a “smart” TV either. I’m hoping to go down to the “assistance” office and apply for a 60″ HDTV, a free one of from the government. After all, I deserve one! And 999 channels of cable is hard to watch on this dinky 42″ I have.
                Plus I’m tired of my “smart” cell phone buzzing every time I walk past that lamp.

          • Hi Jersey Drifter “get a grant to do research on your Tofu project.”

            We members of the SoyBean-American Community resent your specieist disrespect for our herbaceous rights. Ripping us out by the roots, chopping us into little pieces, roasting our beans, fermenting us….By Gaia, you have no respect for your herbaceous co-inhabitants of Gaia. You can’t deny it. Terrorist!

            • Tactical G-Ma says:

              What you been drinkin?

              • Hi Tactical G-Ma, Coffee. Just coffee. Really.

                And someone else roasted the beans. I guess that still makes me disrespectful of the rights of Caffeine-Americans.

                Being PC is so hard these days….

        • And my dp has been steadfastly trashing anything with a 2014 date. He’s such a good man. I’ll bet the 2015 stuff is next. See how he thinks ahead?

          • God bless you. I think I would lose it. Take care, friend.

            • Hi, Patti. Hey, at least now he’s doing a wonderful thing and preventing FEMA from having to confiscate anything. LOL. Such a good dp, well, until I saw the recycle bin in the basement and saw more of my books in there. (Yes, I pulled them out.)

      • TGA,
        You’re right, this site, and ones like it are full of Kooks, Nuts, and people with Paranoid Delusions. Some of them even wear weird helmets and call themselves by names from fictional books, go figure.

        These people MUST be watched and it’s the patriotic duty of every American to do so!

        As we used to say in the 1960’s “Help, The Paranoids are after me!”.

      • axelsteve says:

        I am going to take my guns that I did not lose in the boating mishap and trade them in to the cops for the gift cards. I will also list all of my survival stuff online to sell. I am going to let fema take care of me.

        • JP in MT says:

          Remember keeping over 7 days food and water in your house could be considered a potential terrorist act.

      • Rider of Rohan says:

        Hehehe…exactly, Tac G-Ma. There would be no money collected for building permits, Tide would go out of business(what would they use for money in the ghetto if that happened?), meat sales would tank with all that hunting and fishing, Del Monte canned good sales would drop off the charts, and Obamacare would fail what with the use of all those home remedies. And don’t even get me talking about the pharmaceutical companies. We sure couldn’t allow their profits to be compromised in any way.

      • I had bad accident this last weekend and lost all my preps in a boating accident! Things are just way to expensive to replace so I will just have to depend on the wonderful government to take care of me if anything happens. Man that is a load off my mind to not have to worry about anything anymore!!!

        • userError says:

          I tell ya, boating seems to be a dangerous activity for preppers… Sadly, I lost all my guns and preps in the Garden Gnome uprising of ’07, you may have heard of it. I also will be relying on alphabet agencies to save me. Think about it… government agency —> alphabet agency —> alphabet soup —> alphabet soup == delicious meals and comfy living!!
          You can’t go wrong!

        • Exile1981 says:

          I too had a boating accident … on the middle of the prairies.

      • JP in MT says:


        I’m also thinking of putting up a yard sign “I don’t need a gun, I have 911 on speed dial!”. After all who really needs a gun when you have all the faithfully serving LEO’s.
        A few months ago, someone called 911 about a noisy neighbor. 3+ cars arrived within 20 minutes. Then the would be felon came outside and stood on his porch (probably dressed in his stained “wife-beater” t-shirt and camo pants w/flip-flips) CARRYING A 22 cal RIFLE (and probably eating bacon). 4 police officers fired 40+ carefully aimed shots at him, at a distance of 20-25 feet, wounding him twice, before he could get off one shot with his rifle!

        I feel so safe.

        • Tactical G-Ma says:

          Yea, Uncle Sugar’s got our back. Unfortunately, they have knives in their hands. But your story proves we are safer if they have guns! In fairness, being an LEO has to suck. They really are under-appreciated and we don’t hear of the many good things they have done. Some departments need to run a tighter ship and officers need to train on a tactical range. Sharp skills save lives. We are so blessed with a wonderful group of LE at all levels. But we also are neighborhood watchers, collectively and take pro active steps to weed out the bad apples before they take hold. Of course, who knows what will happen if there is a divide in the country.

      • OK GM if your going to do it I’m in too. I will stay on this site and the others I visit and collect information that I will keep in binders about how they make that soap and stuff so I can study it in the future.

    • It says he got in trouble when he started making explosives and teaching others how to make explosives. That the feds didn’t really care about the rest.

    • Jersey Drifter says:

      Maybe I missed it. Did it ever say in that news video or the text story below it, that they found any explosive devices?
      Seems one individual with a personal dislike for this guy
      could say anything about him to the authorities to make his
      life miserable.

      • Rider of Rohan says:

        Yep. And these were allegations from an “informant”, and no devices were found that I know of. But I’m sure that will change when some will just mysteriously show up. Also interesting that the prepper group had been monitored for some period of months.

    • Gone West says:

      Hey ROR,
      This story is unfortunately too true and we all know this is going to start happening more frequently. I am from there – moved 2 years ago when I “woke up”, rotten place to be when SHTF, and he seems a decent enough guy. He’s not planning on blowing anyone up. He’s not a terrorist. He’s just an American that’s fed up with bureaucracy. Don’t think he made anyone mad either, just spoke a little too often and got a little carried away. That’s all it takes. Florida Tip-Line, they pay you to turn people in. Coming soon to a state near you.
      OPSEC – Can’t say it enough.
      There’s just 2 of us and it is becoming impossible to meet anyone with the same ideals. How do you ask? And how long before you trust?

  5. JP in MT says:

    Gas here is fixing to go u[ again, yet diesel is going down. Yesterday I could get preimuim (for the car) @ $3.89 and diesel for $3.84. Now the car gets 24 MPG and the truck 22 MPG. A little more difference and I’ll be driving the truck!

    • axelsteve says:

      regular gas is 4.05 in my area in Calif.

    • Rider of Rohan says:

      Yikes, JP and axelsteve, I paid $3.29 for regular gas yesterday at Murphy’s/Wally World. Looks like a bargain compared to your prices.

  6. JP in MT says:

    #1. Not saying that it hasn’t happened or won’t happen, just that I finf it really pushing the outer reaches. I really think that if the Dem’s loose the Senate, and a few more RINO’s get retired that 2015 & 16 could be VERY INTERESTING!

    • JP in MT says:

      Also, I drove by one station when they were working on the price signage board. Prices were $9.99 for regular and diesel. I just new it was coming, just got here sooner than I thought.

      • JP
        Down in the greater Minneapolis area we’re paying $3.65 regular/self serve

      • $9.99 certainly possible, even if that’s what temporarily showed up while they were fixing the sign. ISIS supposedly snagged an Iraqi oil well or something overnight.

  7. Rider of Rohan says:

    MD, I wonder if you would be willing to comment or have any thoughts on the story I linked earlier about the prepper in Florida.

  8. #7 – Wonder if they’ve got a secret study going re how to best accomplish a military coup. Orrin Hatch probably has a draft somewhere. Just kidding. I am not a bad person. Don’t want to raise any red flags. God forbid.

  9. If the Gubermint is really arresting people for “just” posting negative things about our Dear/Beloved President, (peace be upon him). I wonder when they will start arresting people for witnessing to their belief in the God of Abraham Isaac, and Jacob?

    After all, anyone who doesn’t believe that a Hummingbird, which can fly non-stop across The Gulf of Mexico in 24-29 hours, didn’t evolve, but was “created” should be locked up.

    Maybe they should round up all of those “Christians”, put them in a stadium, and sick some wild animals ( Like rabid Muslim Terrorists) on them. That will show ’em!

    • No, Muslim is a religion of peace, remember? That won’t work at all.

      • Remember the Bill Cosby skit of when he was a kid, and dad would yell downstairs, “Don’t MAKE me have to come down there.” Wonder if Allah getting annoyed yet.

    • Didn’t they do that once in Rome with lions Ghost?

  10. GoneWithTheWind says:

    35,000 illegal immigrants a month. Who could have foreseen that happening? The first amnesty was supposed to be predicated on a complete border fence and doubling the number of boarder guards with the goal of stopping all future illegal immigration. But the Democrats (mostly) stopped the fence, emasculated the Border Patrol and stopped deporting illegals. Now Obama’s latest actions have convinced them all that the borders are open. In fact the borders are open. All of these illegals will need welfare, housing, food stamps, medical care and of course teachers who speak Spanish as a native language (that means no Americans need apply). So get a second job and pay your taxes and don’t forget to vote for your favorite congressmen who stab you in the back once they get elected.
    P.S. All of you who voted against Romney or choose not to vote as a way of making a statement; Thank you. Hope you are happy with Obama.

    • Tactical G-Ma says:

      Dang, I must have sniffed a little too much nail polish remover this morning! You are actually making sense to me. We gotta stop that Cuban paper loophole.
      Then again if they all come up here and don’t pay taxes, we should all become parrotheads and head south of the border!

    • I voted for McCain, then Romney. God help us.

    • 47,000+ kids @ $50K/year + admin costs = maybe $150K/year x 47,000 = OMG that’s a horrible $.

    • nick flandrey says:

      “So get a second job and pay your taxes ”

      Or take a really good look at quitting your job or reducing your hours. There may be a point where you end up with MORE money in your pocket for less work, if you reduce your taxes enough.

      For 2 income households with childcare expenses, look REALLY hard at this option. It might be better economically for the lower paid partner to stay home with the kids, work part time or in the secondary economy, and end up with more money in pocket.

      Reduce your taxes, no need to feed the beast.


  11. Bam Bam says:

    What is a Black Berkey Primer and why do I need one? I have a Big Berkey from LPC Survival. How do I prime the filters?

    • The Black Berkey Primer is meant to replicate the pressure from a sink faucet to properly get your berkey filter primed and ready to go. I believe they made these for when you’re not able to access a standard facet (bugging out, no water, etc.). I’m actually looking into a couple cheaper alternatives to the new primer they came out with. Hopefully they’ll work out.


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