Darwin couple rescued from WA desert. What To Carry With You When Going Bush.

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The Darwin couple were saved from WA’s Gibson Desert. Picture: AAP


Things/Items to carry with you at all times when going bush: (1) A good winch, preferably a hand operated winch. (2) A post hole shovel. This shovel can be used to dig yourself out by creating ramps from the bog. It can also be used to bury your spare wheel to use as an anchor for winching your vehicle out of the bog. (3) Plenty of drinking water. You can survive for up to 3 weeks without food if you are fit, but you can only survive 3 days without water. Hotter conditions and exertion will shorten the time you can survive without water. (4) Food. (5) A 4 litre container of engine oil. (6) Extra fuel. (7) A good medical kit. (8) Tool kit. (9) Wool blankets. My Father always carried a wool rug in his car. This was a carry-over from the days when our cars had no heaters. It is however still relevant, because deserts can get cold at night, and if it is winter it can get cold wherever you are in Australia. (10) A good tyre pump. We have an electric one. If purchasing an electric pump, make sure you get a good one. This is a classic case of “you get what you pay for”! (11) A “snap-strap”. Just in case someone else comes along and is able to pull you out. (12) A high lift jack. We call them “wallaby jacks”.

North Korea warns ‘nuclear war could break out at any moment’ Reports say US Deploying Two More Aircraft Carriers

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According to the South Korean news outlet Yonhap News, two additional U.S. Aircraft carriers, the USS Ronald Reagan and USS Nimitz, have been deployed to join the USS Carl Vinson, which is currently heading towards the Korean Peninsula. […]

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Article – Getting ready: Pentagon to protect electric grid from massive attack

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Amid warnings that North Korea and Iran have plans to take out parts of the U.S. electric grid through a cyber attack or atmospheric nuclear blast, the Pentagon is taking steps to both protect the nation’s communications and power lifeline.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has charged BAE Systems to map a system that can detect a cyber attack and gin up an alternative communications network for military and civilian use if the grid is fried, according to Defense Systems, the online newsletter.

Interesting article. A lot of people forget that the internet was originally envisioned for exactly this sort of scenario – a resilient communications system that could operate even with chunks of it destroyed. It’s decentralized nature increased survivability and resiliency.

I find it interesting that the focus is on the East Coast which has gotta be a lot tougher for the NorKs than getting a warhead to the West Coast. But, here in Montana we’d be relatively insulated from either coast getting whomped on.

War on the horizon? Nope. I’m putting it right up there with the return of Xenu or Planet X. But, remember, there doesn’t have to be a war to screw up your plans…all that has to happen is for enough people to believe that there’s one on the way and it becomes virtually self-fulfilling. Don’t be surprised if gas prices go up and the metals market does some weird shimmying.

I liked the emphasis on EMP in the article. It’s something that has still never really been done, as far as I know, on any researchable large scale….kinda hard to set off a high altitude nuke these days without someone getting their panties in a twist. I think EMP is a tad overrated in terms of potential damage. Fiction would have us believe that planes will fall from the sky and even your Casio G-Shock will stop working. I suspect that smaller, simpler, electrical systems will probably work just fine. The planes? Mmmmm…(waggles hand).

It’ll be interesting to see where this goes, but I think this is such a non-event that I’m not really doing anything special…but then again, life is always a “DOUBLE TAKE” around here anyway.

North Korea Threatens ‘WE’LL NUKE YOU’ – Trump ‘Sending an Armada’ to Confront the Threat

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The North Korea State Media warned that the government of North Korea was ready to launch a ‘nuclear attack on the United States’ President Trump dispatches an “armada” to the Korean Peninsula […]

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Iran and Russia threaten War with U.S. if President Trump takes further Action in Syria

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Iran and Russia are threatening to take military action against the United States if President Trump takes further action in Syria. […]

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WWIII? Trump Bombs Syria; Russia Warns Strikes will Lead to Negative Consequences

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It looks like the Swamp is back in action, as yet another President has bombed a foreign country without congressional approval and without that country posing an imminent threat to the United States. […]

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John McCain Trying to Push War with North Korea | North Korea Threatens to Nuke the U.S.

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The U.S. Senate’s top warmonger, John McCain, is yet again trying to push U.S. troops into another unwanted and unwarranted war. North Korea threatens all-out war… […]

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Prepper Website Founder Todd Sepulveda!

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Prepper Website Founder Todd Sepulveda! Host: James Walton “I Am Liberty” Listen in player below. There is something about a man alone with his mic that really makes me excited to podcast. I cannot help but enjoy the journey we take each week together. Every so often though I happen upon a guest that is … Continue reading Prepper Website Founder Todd Sepulveda!

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It’s High Time You Started Worrying: The Rich Are Becoming Preppers

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Prepping has an image. It’s not very fair, but it is persistent. When the average person thinks of a prepper they think rural homes, with chickens running around the yard or

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REPOST: SurvivalRing Guide #1: Five Most Important Skills for New Preppers…Set Your Foundation First (plus bonus Bug-out section)

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“Hello…We’re the Preppers…” The “Prepper” movement has grown exponentially in the last few years, thanks to reality TV shows such as “Doomsday Preppers” (aka DDP), and all the knockoff shows and repeats on many other networks, as well as online TV show services like Hulu and NetFlix. Mainstream print and online media is following in […]

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Social Unrest Unleashed: Radical Political Activists Violently Attack Opposition Again

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More political rallies turn violent over the weekend as radicals start openly calling for civil war and violence in the streets. […]

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Fake News on The APN Report

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Fake News Bob Hawkins “The APN Report” Audio in player below! From the very beginning, there has been controversy concerning the press & it’s apparent bias over how it reports the news. But of late, a new controversy has appeared that throws fuel on the fire. The rise of “Fake News.” Up until the last … Continue reading Fake News on The APN Report

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The Next Gen of Preppers

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The Next Gen of Preppers Regardless of what you may think or feel about the millennial generation, there are certain things about them that have far exceeded their parents’ generation. Information, for example. All they’ve ever known is to Google search. They have little to no concept about the Dewey decimal system, cassette players, or …

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Fake News, Real News & Soaring Eagle!

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Fake News, Real News & Soaring Eagle! Host: James Walton “I Am Liberty” Audio in player below! There has been so much talk about fake news lately that its been a bit overwhelming. On this show I would really like to explore the idea of fake news. You see fake news in and of itself … Continue reading Fake News, Real News & Soaring Eagle!

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3 Major Threats Facing the U.S. By the End Of 2017

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There was a time when writing about the threats we face as a nation was little more than conjecture. Many long-winded articles often injected fear into the reader based merely

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Riots erupt in Sweden as Mainstream Media Attempts to Coverup Chaos

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As the mainstream media feverishly attempts to cover up the ongoing crisis in Sweden, the Associated Press is reporting that Riots have yet again broken out in Rinkeby, just north of Stockholm. […]

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Spring Cleaning Those Preps!

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Spring Cleaning Bob Howkins “APN Report” Audio in player below! While snow is on the ground in the grips of winter, for me that means spring cleaning. I confess, I’m a bit of a hoarder. There’s a very fuzzy border between stocking up & stock piling & I tend to lead more to the “pile” … Continue reading Spring Cleaning Those Preps!

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Oroville Residents Brace for Disaster: But it’s not Just Oroville; California’s entire Water System is at Risk

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Experts warn areas throughout northern California are in danger of flooding and many of the area’s dams and levees face disasters similar to what’s going on at Oroville Dam. […]

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The D.C. Shadow Government and How the Pentagon is Planning for Dystopian Type War in Megacities

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A look at what the Pentagon is preparing for, and how government insiders are running a shadow government in an attempt to create chaos right here in the United States. […]

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Oroville Dam Evacuations Remain in Effect as Officials try to Make Repairs Before New Storms

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California officials have extended evacuations below Oroville Dam and say it could be some time before they allow residents back into their homes. Over 180,000 people were told to evacuate areas downstream from the Oroville […]

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Left-Wing Thugs Continue War of Free Speech: Rioters Storm NYU and Attack another Conservative Speaker

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After last night’s attacks at UC Berkley, left-wing terrorists have decided to start violently attacking conservatives in an attempt to continue their war on Free Speech. […]

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Left-Wing Terrorists Rioting at UC Berkley in attempt to Stop Free Speech on College Campuses

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UC Berkley is on lock down after left-wing terrorists started fires, riots and attempted to takeover the campus to stop Journalist Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking on Campus. […]

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Get Ready for Large-Scale Civil Unrest: Elites Turning into Preppers, Buying Survival Retreats

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If the last week is any indication of what’s to come, get ready for a very bumpy ride, because the agitators of the world are gearing up to cause some major trouble. […]

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Media Cover Up: Violent Leftists & Terror Groups Behind Airport Protests, Radicals Attack Innocent Trump Supporters

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As the media goes into overdrive attempting to divide the country, radical leftists, in league with Islamic terror groups, have begun organizing against the working class citizens of this country. […]

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WHO/CDC Issues Bird Flu Warnings: High Alert Over Proliferation of Bird Flu Outbreaks

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This year’s global spread of multiple strains of the Avian Flu has health officials throughout the world on high alert. […]

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Privacy with Dr. Katherine Albrecht on Off Grid Preppers

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Privacy with Dr. Katherine Albrecht on Off Grid Preppers Host Barbara Fix “Off Grid Preppers” Audio in player below! Most of us have heroes. Mine happens to be Dr. Katherine Albrecht who is considered one of the world’s foremost privacy advocates.  If you want to know how smart phones, GPS, RFID, facial recognition, and remote … Continue reading Privacy with Dr. Katherine Albrecht on Off Grid Preppers

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Wackos at CNN Float Story on How Obama can Stay in Power if Trump is Killed

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When it comes to fake news, CNN has really gone off the deep-end this time, trying to push a bizarre story on how President Obama can appoint a member of his cabinet to the presidency if Donald Trump is killed during the inauguration. […]

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allahu akbar strikes again: Islamic Extremist Hits Florida Airport

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The jackasses in the mainstream media — the ones that claim sites like this are “fake news” — are yet again attempting to cover up the latest terror attack under the Obama administration. […]

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Avoid the Fake News Trap: 9 Tips to Get Accurate Information

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fake newsMany of us in the prepper world feel like the news is biased, or at best, incomplete. Lately, “fake news” has been in the headlines, reaffirming that we can’t believe what we see or hear when it comes to the news fed to us by mainstream media.

One prime example happened toward the end of December, 2016, when The Washington Post reported with the sensational headline, “Russian operation hacked a Vermont utility, showing risk to electrical grid security, officials say.” Wow. In the prepper community we are more aware than most of the grid’s vulnerability. Immediately, this story raised concerns — but then just as quickly, fell apart. Turns out that a laptop computer belonging to the Burlington Electric Department had acquired malware. The malware may have been written by a Russian — but malware is readily available for sale on the open market and most computer owners have had malware issues many times. The laptop wasn’t connected to the grid, the malware was removed, end of story. There was never a “Russian operation hack” — not even close.

So why would an established newspaper of record rush to publish a story that was so quickly debunked? Basic fact checking would have saved The Washington Post from much embarrassment, especially after having published this article, condemning “fake news” and listing “fake news” websites.

Even without fake news as an issue, it’s hard to get the full picture in a 30 second “story” or a brief headline. Additionally, many of us assume that when SHTF, mainstream news sources will be unreliable or consist of pure propaganda. And there’s just so much information out there that it seems overwhelming at times. It’s tempting to just ignore it all, and, if you’re smart, you’ve figured out that there’s very little “news” that’s completely believable.

But making wise and effective preparedness decisions means having a somewhat accurate view of what is, and is not, happening. After all, how will we be able to discern an accurate picture when it really matters if we don’t practice discernment now? If you can’t rely on the accuracy of information, then what do you base your survival decisions on?

Avoiding the fake news trap

Here are some questions to ask yourself as you watch or read the news:

What has geo-political significance?

In my history classes, I tell my students to think of this in terms of what might be in history books 40 years from now. In other words, the type of events that could change history. A celebrity marriage or divorce? Unlikely. Two countries ending portions of a nuclear containment agreement? Very likely. Pay attention to those things with geopolitical significance, and ignore the rest. Not every news story is worth your time, and this is a fast way to decide what to pay attention to.

Who, what, when, where, why, and how?

Every story, no matter how short, should cover these bases at a minimum. If, for some reason, the information isn’t available yet, the aspect should still be addressed. For example, if the police are still looking for the bank robber, the “Who?” can’t be answered just yet, but the story should still say they are “following several leads” or something similar. Identify what pieces of the story are missing from the reporting. It’s possible the missing information has been purposely left out.

What part of the story is missing or leaves basic questions unanswered?

If you find that a story is missing some aspect of basic reporting, try to find the missing pieces from another source. For example, many recent domestic terror attacks have involved people of a similar religion or origin, but many mainstream news reports were leaving out this information in reporting, even if it was known. This was an instance where alternative news sources were reporting the information immediately. Details like that could matter immensely when it comes to identifying or categorizing threats (or lack thereof) to your family or personal situation, and you should try to find them.

One very popular strategy by many in the media is using unnamed sources. “An unnamed source reports…” Who is the unnamed source and why isn’t their name being disclosed? Is it possible the source doesn’t exist and the information being passed along is the author’s own opinion? Or maybe the unnamed source is the journalist 2 cubicles over or the political enemy of the main person or cause presented in the story. Be very wary of news reports that frequently resort to this tactic.

What are you observing on the ground and how does that line up with the story that is being reported?

In the most recent election cycle, my friends and I kept counts of political yard signs and bumper stickers. Although our counts weren’t statistically accurate, there was a significant discrepancy between our observations, and polling numbers reported. If a political poll as reported just doesn’t match up with what you are observing, then you might wonder if the polling is accurate. ALWAYS trust what you observe over what you are told. This skill will be absolutely crucial if the SHTF, as most “official” reports are going to be untrustworthy.

Find the original quote or document–what does it say in context?

It’s very common for headlines to say one thing when, in context, the meaning of a statement is completely the opposite. If a statement being reported seems particularly shocking or hard to believe, take a few moments to find the statement from its original source and read it in context. You might be able to find the original speech or interview on YouTube, for example. Watch or read as much of the original context as you can, and decide for yourself what the person meant by the statement. Always trust your own interpretation of any original source over a second-hand account or third party interpretation of what happened.

Are the same descriptors used in similar cases?

A friend of mine just shared an article about political corruption where the political affiliation of the accused was left out. This is a detail that is directly related to the nature of the story, and its omission may indicate a bias on the side of the reporter or news agency. Be alert to missing details, and allow them to tell you something, too.

Similarly, be aware of optics. Images can be used to sway opinion, even if it doesn’t exactly reflect the facts in the news story itself. Journalists know that most people will read the headline, glance at the image, perhaps read the caption, and then draw their conclusions. One particularly obvious example was in the unfortunate shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman back in 2012. Even when the facts emerged that Trayvon was a very tall and mature looking 17 year old, media reports continued to publish a photo of the young man when he was 12. In comparison, they used a mug shot of George Zimmerman taken 7 years earlier and continued to use that photo for weeks. Neither photo was accurate and that did a disservice to readers and viewers everywhere.

Who or what benefits?

This might also be known as “follow the money.” Recently, there have been major headlines about various pharmaceutical drugs becoming very expensive, literally overnight. Why is this happening? The answer to those situation and many others can be answered by asking who benefits from these changes. One caution: it’s not always so obvious as saying, “The greedy companies, of course!” You may have to go back a few layers. Sometimes, alternative news sources will do this for you.

How has the narrative changed?

In the book 1984, George Orwell wrote, “We’ve always been at war with Oceania.” For news stories that have been going on for a while, compare older stories with more recent ones to see how the terminology or perspectives have changed. For example, at the beginning of the Syrian war, there was a “refugee” issue. More recently, the news stories refer to these displaced peoples as “migrants.” Sometimes, the change is because more details have emerged, but more often, it’s because the story is being spun a certain way.

Why now?

In an election year, this question is easy to answer: the information is likely coming out at a certain time in order to hurt a particular candidate or sway voters. But in other times or situations, it may be harder to discern. For example, 24/7 coverage of police shootings overshadowed passage of CISPA, while arguments over flags and bathroom signs covered up the release of 28 pages from the 9/11 report and news of coup d’état’s around the world, and so on. Did you wonder why all the evil clown stories were suddenly in the news? Gotta wonder what was going on at the time that we weren’t supposed to know about. In many (perhaps most) cases, inflammatory issues are probably just being used as a distraction from something that is actually more important.

Action steps to get accurate information and avoid fake news

  • Pick just one or two of these questions posed above and apply them to every news story you hear or read this week.
  • Find a few alternative news sources including at least one overseas news source just for the different perspective. Even if they don’t align with your personal political viewpoints, you will still get information from a different perspective. Then, judge that information next to news from another source or two. For example, you could try:
    • ZeroHedge
    • The Daily Sheeple
    • Stratfor
    • Drudge Report
    • Federalist
    • Slate
    • Shadow Stats
    • InfoWars
    • Blacklisted News
    • The Jason Stapleton Program
    • Storm Clouds Gathering
  • As for overseas sources, you could try the BBC, UK Telegraph, Canada Free Press, or similar. While I’m not necessarily endorsing these sites or their contents, they can at least provide alternative information or perspectives, and get you thinking more critically about news in general.
  • Read books like James Rawles novels, or any of the Economic Hitman booksThe Fourth Turning, or The Next 100 Years. These books offer new perspectives, and they could certainly help shift your paradigm on news reporting and current events.
  • Learn how to recognize false arguments. The Fallacy Detective makes this very easy and helps you identify such tactics as strawman arguments, faulty appeals to authority, an ad hominem attack, and many others. With this information in hand, watch a political debate on YouTube and try to identify the false arguments made by the candidates.

Eventually you will find that single sentences or even phrases in new stories will pop out at you as significant, and you’ll be more comfortable relying on your own observations and conclusions.

Having a more accurate view of the news, and being able to identify what is and is not important, could one day be the difference between your timely decision to act, or missing a critical window of opportunity.

What steps are you going to try this week?

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SurvivalRing Radio – 1st Live 3 hour call-in Talk show this Friday

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My good friend and radio show cohost James “Doctor Prepper” Stevens has retired from the Critical Preparedness Resources Talk Radio show as of last Friday. He is moving on to other consulting ventures, but will occasionally drop in to the new show taking moving into his time slot, when he has the time. The last […]

A Look back at 2016: Our Top Preparedness Posts and Stories from 2016

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2016 was definitely a turbulent year; from riots and election-related violence to dozens of terror attacks that were covered up by the media, here is a look back at some of the top stories and articles on OFFGRID Survival from the last year. […]

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Obama’s Legacy of Chaos: Chicago Gun Deaths on par with Iraq War Deaths under Bush

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In what’s supposed to be the shining example of gun control, Chicago is anything but a utopia. In fact, during Obama’s reign, Chicago has seen almost as many gun-related deaths as military deaths in the war fields of Iraq under Bush. […]

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Christmas Chaos: Mall Riots Across the U.S. in Planned Attacks

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At least 14 malls were shut down due to fights, caused by thugs and domestic terrorists who purposely sought to cause chaos, confusion, and terror inside the malls. […]

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Corpus Christi, Texas Residents warned not to use Water after Back-flow Incident Contaminates City Water

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Over 320,000 residents in the city of Corpus Christi, Texas have been told not to use their tap water after two unknown chemicals made their way into the city’s water systems. […]

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The Imminent Threat of Societal Distrust!

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The Imminent Threat of Societal Distrust! James Walton “I Am Liberty” Audio in player below! There is no doubt that our society has less trust in the major institutions that we have built our society on. We are moving out of a time where the people have been so inundated with truth and reality. In … Continue reading The Imminent Threat of Societal Distrust!

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FBI Issues Terror Threat for Los Angeles: Plot to Blow Up Transit Station

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The FBI is investigating an ‘imminent threat’ against Los Angeles Metro rail stations. The threat speifically mentioned the Metro Red Line’s Universal City station and an imminent bombing plot for December 6th, 2016. […]

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7.3 magnitude quake strikes Fukushima, Japan: Tsunami Hits Fukushima Nuclear Plant

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A Gigantic magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck just off Fukushima in Japan early on Tuesday, setting off mass evacuations and raising new concerns over the crippled Fukushima nuclear reactors. […]

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Article – The Two Americas of 2016

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Check out this article from the NYT.

This seems, on its face, to be a pretty good example of why there is an electoral college. If the the places that voted for Clinton were geographically separated and condensed into one state, it would be the size of Alaska. So, think about this…49 states would have no say in government since they would all be overridden by one state.

Interesting map. And, yes, I’m in the Montana Archipelago… it’s a college town, whaddya expect.

Medicine In The Event Of A Disaster – The Impact Of The Loss Of Pharmaceuticals

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Medicine In The Event Of A Disaster – The Impact Of The Loss Of Pharmaceuticals

In the event of a disaster, the loss of modern medicines and the pharmaceutical industries is something that worries a lot of people. They may well be right to be worried, as the loss of medical facilities would quite literally deal a death-blow to many suffering individuals. A lack of vaccines would also be a problem – although probably not for a few years. However, it’s not all bad news. Surprisingly, the loss of chemical-based pharma may actually benefit the world in some ways. Here is a brief look at the problems which may arise without pharmaceutical companies, and some of the benefits.
Vaccines
One of the most problematic effects of a loss of modern pharma is undoubtedly a loss of vaccines. Vaccines have rendered much of humanity safe from diseases which used to routinely wipe thousands of us out each year. It is estimated [1] that vaccines have saved 732,000 children’s lives since 1994. Vaccines have effectively wiped out deadly diseases like polio, smallpox, and measles. Moreover, they’re not just good for the vaccinated individual. Modern humanity relies upon something called ‘herd immunity’, which is very roughly explained as the protective effect which vaccinated individuals hold over the ‘herd’ as a whole, due to their being little scope for the diseases to get a foothold in humanity – “the risk of infection among susceptible individuals in a population is reduced by the presence and proximity of immune individuals” [2]. Worryingly, the anti-vax movement has already reduced herd immunity significantly in the USA – incidences of measles, rubella and so on are up- massively in the USA compared to nations where the anti-vax movement is not quite so strong. Not everybody is able to be vaccinated, due to specific vulnerabilities they may have (an allergy to vaccines, for example, or a weakened immune system). Therefore, not vaccinating your child puts not only your own child at risk, but all of these other people as well. A recent outbreak of measles at Disneyland has been comprehensively linked to “a decline in child vaccinations” [3] – a worrying development.
Not All Bad News
The loss of vaccines would, therefore, be a major problem, which would undoubtedly cut swathes through the human population. However, assuming that the population were reduced considerably in the event of an emergency (a gloomy prediction, but potentially accurate), those who survived could take some comfort. While these diseases would still be present, they would find it far less easy to spread and mutate amongst a smaller, less urbanised population. Furthermore, survivors would undoubtedly have gained a strengthened immune system during the survival process, which would stand them in good stead from an evolutionary point of view. Finally, those with a good working knowledge of herbs, herbal medicine, and nutrition would have far better immune systems to protect them against these diseases, and would be far better prepared to treat them in the event that they did occur.
The Environment
On a more positive note, surprisingly, when it comes to general health, the loss of the pharmaceutical industry might actually be a good thing. Modern society, you see, is addicted to pills in a shockingly addicted to pills – and all those pills which we pop have a definite effect on the environment. Pharmaceutical pollution is a serious ecological issue. As humans have to live in the environment, it’s also a human health issue. Not only do pharmaceuticals like steroids often end up in human drinking water after being excreted, they frequently end up being consumed by animals, including livestock. Humans then consume the animals, thus also consuming all of the pharmaceuticals that these animals have drunk in. Obviously this is not ideal – pharmaceuticals should, ideally, be used as a last resort when nothing else will work. Putting alien chemicals into your body when you don’t need them for vaccination or healing purposes is always a bad idea. The loss of the pharmaceutical companies would undoubtedly ensure that the things we eat and drink are to some degree more natural and healthier.
Pain
Pain is an absolutely crippling problem for many of us, which absolutely needs to be dealt with in the most effective way possible. However, far too many of us rely on chemical painkillers to deal with the slightest of maladies. Harvard School of Medicine point out that prescriptions for opioid painkillers have increased “tenfold since 1990” [4]. Britain’s BBC reports with some bemusement that Americans consume 80% of the world’s opioid painkillers, and pop heavy-duty pills for something as simple (and transient) as a stress headache. More worryingly, opioids are highly addictive. It is estimated that the vast majority of opioid overdoses in the US come not from heroin, but from prescription painkillers. Furthermore, some are led through painkillers down a path which leads to illegal substances. CNN report that “Today’s typical heroin addict starts at 23, is more likely to live in the affluent suburbs, and was likely unwittingly led to heroin through painkillers prescribed by his or her doctor” [5]. Far better to choose a more natural method of pain relief for minor aches. There are plenty of herbs which work as natural painkillers – a quick perusal through this blog will provide ample options – and they’re all a lot better for you than pharmaceuticals!
[1] Bahar Gholipour, “Vaccination Has Saved 732,000 Children’s Lives Since 1994”, LiveScience, April 2014
[2] Paul Fine, Ken Eames, David L Heymann, “‘Herd Immunity’: A Rough Guide”, Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2011
[4] Harvard School Of Medicine, “Painkillers fuel growth in drug addiction”, 2011

Preparedness Alert: School Kids and Citizens Being Targeted for Supporting Donald Trump

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If you have kids in school or have been vocal about your support for Trump, there are a number of groups calling for targeted attacks and killings for those who voice their support for our new President. […]

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California bans 10-round Mags, Makes Buying/Using Ammo Almost Impossible to do Legally

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While many were celebrating last night’s Presidential win, counting on Donald Trump to help strengthen the 2nd amendment, a number of states passed some of the most idiotic gun control measures we’ve seen yet. […]

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People Reporting FEMA IPAWS Sending Out Large Number of Emergency Alerts

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We are receiving hundreds of reports from around the country from people who are saying their phones are freezing up, some after receiving over 20 FEMA IPAWS Emergency Alerts on their phones. […]

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Preparing for the Holidays

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Preparing for the Holidays James Walton “I Am Liberty” Audio in player below! My new book is launching today and I thought it would be important that we talk about the risks in America as well as how we can enjoy this holiday season without concern of being offed by some violent refugee or even … Continue reading Preparing for the Holidays

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Jury finds Bundy Brothers and all Oregon standoff defendants Not Guilty.

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An Oregon Jury on found Ammon Bundy, his brother Ryan Bundy and five co-defendants not guilty of conspiring to prevent federal employees from doing their jobs through intimidation, threat or force during the 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. […]

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Police Move on Dakota Pipeline: Environmentalists Start Tire Fires to Prove they are for Environment

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Tensions are rising as police prepare to remove Standing Rock protestors from private property that they have illegally seized to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. […]

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Standing Rock Protest Intensifies: Arrests & Claims of Government Abuse Over Dakota Access Pipeline

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Since midsummer, thousands of Native Americans have assembled near the Missouri and Cannonball Rivers to protest the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, Over the last week things have taken a turn for the worse… […]

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CYBERWAR!!! Internet Blackout Thousands of Sites Targeted

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A large-scale cyber-attack has hit the U.S. taking out the internet throughout large portions of the east coast and taking down thousands of American-based websites. […]

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Republican Headquarters in North Carolina Firebombed: DNC Groups Caught Planning Chaos/Riots on Video

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As the election draws near, chaos is breaking out throughout the country, and for the first time, there is proof that many of the riots we have seen over the last year have been orchestrated […]

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Obama Admin Pushing War with Russia: CIA Preparing to Launch Cyber Attack on Russia

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According to multiple sources within the U.S. government the CIA has been tasked with preparing an unprecedented act of cyber warfare against the Russians. […]

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Are Russia and the U.S. Planning for War? Hacks, Nuclear Missile Tests, and Threats of Nuclear War

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Russia test fires Nuclear Capable Missiles as Obama Admin threatens retaliation for so-called hacks against the DNC. Russian Government News Organization threatens U.S. saying actions could have nuclear implications […]

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Have You Seen This Blue Strip On a Curb? Here’s The INCREDIBLE Reason Behind It

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Blue Strip On a Curb? Here’s The INCREDIBLE Reason Behind It Little blue strips are popping up all across the nation on curbs along many streets, but this is no coincidence. You see, there’s actually a purpose behind these lines. The reason is just so incredible, you may find one appearing right in front of …

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Hurricane Matthew: Deadly Hurricane Causing Mass Evacuations, 7 Million Could Lose Power

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Experts are warning that it could hit Category 5 strength by later this evening; mass food, water, and supply shortages have hit the region hard… […]

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Student Suspended, Visited by Police, Ordered to take Psychiatric Exam for Doing Pro 2nd Amendment Project

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A New Jersey High School student was suspended, visited by police, and ordered to undergo a psychological exam after another student turned him in for doing a pro-second amendment project. […]

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FEMA’s Emergency Alert System Hacked: Warns of Hazardous Materials Disaster On Trains

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Utica, New York, Television viewers started seeing weird messages pop up on their screen warning of a pending Hazardous Materials disaster somewhere in the United States. […]

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FEMA’s Emergency Alert System Hacked: Warns of Hazardous Materials Disaster

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Utica, New York, Television viewers started seeing weird messages pop up on their screen warning of a pending Hazardous Materials disaster somewhere in the United States. […]

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Hoboken New Jersey Train Crash Injures 100 or more

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More than 100 people were injured this morning and at least one dead in a Hoboken New Jersey train crash.  The commuter train crashed during rush hour impacting the terminal at full speed, breaking through a wall, and collapsing the roof of the building.  Authorities still have not determined the cause of the crash.

Witnesses say that the train did not even appear to slow down before reaching the terminal. “It never slowed down” one passenger said.  “We all went flying” said another.  After the impact passengers and bystanders in a panic rushed to exit the train and terminal. Some were still trapped from the fallen debris. 

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One emergency worker described a “horrendous exploding noise” and said passengers were crawling from the scene on their hands and knees. “We ran over and there were a lot of people kicking out windows trying to exit the train,” the man, identified only as Mike, told WABC. “…The second half of the first car was completely destroyed.”

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This Is Why You Absolutely Need To Stop Wearing Shoes In Your House

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This Is Why You Absolutely Need To Stop Wearing Shoes In Your House I have never really given wearing shoes in the home much thought. I have done it all my life so why would I need to read up it you maybe asking yourself. Well, the truth is quite shocking and I promise that …

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Riots in Charlotte, N. C.

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Riots in Charlotte, N. C. Forrest & Kyle “The Prepping Academy” This show in player below! Discussing the mounting tension between police and protesters; as well has having a live interview in player below with Charlotte Mecklenburg’s District 5 county commissioner Matthew Ridenhour. This last week Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by a … Continue reading Riots in Charlotte, N. C.

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