From Rich...this regular online email newsletter from the Northwest Preppers and Survivalist's group has some great content. While I may not agree with every link and/or news story referenced here, the vast amount of timely and interesting and useful information is well worth a few moments of your time. Please give it a review in your daily schedule and you'll definitely pickup some great nuggets to put to use in your daily routine.
[Shared with permission]
Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 6:20 AM
Bernanke Leaves Fed with Record Balance Sheet of $4,102,138,000,000. Since 2006, when Bernanke became chairman of the Federal Reserve, the Feds assets have increased by almost 400% in value. This happened while most of the population of this country lost over 50% of the value of their assets. Keep in mind that the Fed is privately owned by a consortium of big central banks including those from other countries. Maybe its time to shut down the Fed.
Obama admin forcing Agenda 21. Here they go forcing Agenda 21 upon the populace under the guise of enriching the middle class. Anyone who hasn’t studied the truth about Agenda 21 needs to get educated, and fast! “Sustainable development” is code for the elite ruling class stealing your property. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB2fexv5LDE
Washing State wants to tax your mileage. Lawmakers in Washington state are edging closer to implementing a new system that would monitor and tax drivers based on miles driven, under a new highway funding proposal.
------------ What’s up with the snow? Dane Wigington geoengineeringwatch.org People around the globe have taken notice of what appears to be very strange characteristics of the snow falling of late. The snow does not appear to melt in a usual fashion and many report the snow emits a chemical smell when exposed to an open flame. Is this possible?
Canadian govt destroys ecological records - dismisses scientists. Climate change is a complex, dynamic, and sometimes polarizing issue. Libraries, on the other hand, are an established democratic institution meant to bring people together and facilitate the sharing of information.
Another great infographic from my friend Charlotte. Sadly, I have to agree with most of what you're about to read.
Americas Lost Liberties Infographic
This infographic explains the liberties that America has lost in recent years. American citizens continues to sit quietly while we loose our liberties. In recent years, we have lost so many liberties that most are not aware of.
The following infographic list liberties that we have lost (and a few that are still in the works) within the last 15 years. America should not sit idle as our freedoms are being plucked away in the night. The average American is not aware that former president George W. Bush made it legal for the U.S. military to be deployed on our own soil to be used against us.
The average Joe might also not know that a U.S. citizen can be deported to a place where they can torture us for information even if you are not a suspected terrorist. Its also fact that not only are most of our phone calls have been illegally wire tapped, but the NSA is using private contractors to spy on your tweets and facebook post.
President Obama made campaign promises that he would protect the privacy of innocent Americans, yet here we are today in a digital world where everything is recorded and monitored illegally by the NSA. The following infographic contains factual information that is easily verifiable with a minimal amount of research. The statistics contained in this infographic are conducted from education institutions, and major polling agencies.
By David Perera @ FierceHomelandSecurity <firstname.lastname@example.org>
As a result of omnibus appropriations legislation funding federal agencies through September, Customs and Border Protection will have a record level of agents and officers and Immigration and Customs Enforcement will have the highest detention capacity in history.
The House approved the $1.012 trillion funding measure (H.R. 3547) by a vote of 359-67; the bill, which consolidates normally separate appropriations acts for federal agencies, is expected to pass the Senate.
The bill funds the Homeland Security Department and its components at an overall level of $39.3 billion in discretionary funding, an amount that's $336 million less than the previous fiscal year's enacted level, the House Appropriations Committee says in a DHS summary (.pdf).
CBP, however, will see an increase of $110.6 million over the enacted fiscal 2013 level, to reach $10.6 billion in appropriations for this fiscal year--allowing for "the highest operational force levels in history--21,370 Border Patrol agents and 23,775 CBP officers." Continue reading →
NOTE:I've known DC friend for over a decade. I trust this man completely, as he has NEVER let me down. He's going to be helping me inform you of interesting going's on from inside the Beltway...Ground Zero for all the government evil that is rearing its ugly head. DC will provide commentary, news bits, valid threat assessments, and training and education in all things preparedness. With that said, please welcome DC to SurvivalRing. He IS one of the good guys. --Rich
Hey there, I'm the new guy on here.
Folks, I'm a new contributor to Survivalring. Rich has asked me to add some new perspectives, and stimulate some new conversations here on this finest of survivalist/prep websites. I'm a long time reader of the site, and long time friend of the the founder. Rich is an awesome guy, and to be asked to write for this site is an incredible honor. Thanks Rich, I won't disappoint you.
"Ok, Who is this guy?" is creeping into your mind now....That and "What qualifies him to write?" is the second thing your'e thinking. Just call me your DC friend......A good number of folks know me as that; and the moniker is worthwhile and accurate. I live in DC, and I am most definitely your friend. Continue reading →
This review is from: Enemies Foreign And Domestic (The Enemies Trilogy) (Kindle Edition)
I've literally read thousands of books in the last 40 years, and I can easily say this trilogy hit me in the gut, like NO other book series.
I bought these months ago, after reading this book for free by "borrowing" the book using Amazon Prime. It sucked me in. Think Tom Clancy...some of his best work. Then, put real world, here in America backgrounds, evil henchmen coast to coast working FOR the government, actively getting Civil War Two started, and your worst nightmares of conspiracy theory tripe actually turning out to be real.
Matt's protagonists (or heroes and their friends), in simple words, are folks like you and me. Normal Americans, in a nation turned upside down and inside out...just like what's REALLY happening now. Patriotism does mean something here, and what we used to believe in, before our trip down Socialist Lane these last few years, weaves in and out and through this tome and it's successors.
If you are concerned about what we are facing...right now...this very moment...with Obamacare, IRS scandals all over the place, gun running in Benghazi and Syria AND of course Mexico, DC marches every other week, and evil American leaders doing horrible things to each and every one of us...such as armed police keeping us out of OUR national parks and monuments, leaders bypassing the constitution continuously, the NSA spying on EVERY one of us, and the cherry on top of the current federal SHUTDOWN...well, you need to read the first book. Then, you'll HAVE to get the other two books to understand what we really MAY lose,
Support Matt and convince him we really DO need more books like this....if we truly are going to save our nation.
I can't say enough good things about Matt's fiction and essays. Do your homework on him, read his essays on several sites, and get to know this man. Cutting edge in a bloody scary future. You'll either love or hate this book....but I'm betting you'll love it.
You heard about the EBT (food stamp) fiasco down in Louisiana? The Walmart in two cities decided, when the network that verifies and validates EBT funds crashed this past weekend, to allow buyers to basically put unlimited purchases onto EBT cards...and that was followed by a mad rush of hundreds of EBT users literally EMPTYING the entire grocery and meat section of the store. Walmart managers called corporate, and corp said "ring'em up" at those two stores, who are now being told that WALMART will be held libel for any overages not covered by EBT. And, each EBT user's purchases WERE recorded via the system, so the feds know WHO got how much over. 16 other states were affected in this EBT crash, yet only Louisiana got smashed and grabbed.
Here's the thing...there was a panic, when the EBT cards did not work. We, the people that actually PAY the taxes that gets forwarded to actually pay for these EBT debts, saw in TWO HOURS what happens when the food stamp system crashes.
Now..think about the government shutdown. The USDA is offline due to the congressional shit storm over paying for government costs (shuttered because Reid and Obama ... the two largest assholes in the world ... WON'T accept ANYTHING that does NOT fund Obamacare).
That shutdown is creating the NEXT crisis...the USDA funds the food stamp program, and there are movements in the direction of NOT being able to FUND EBT cards for November.
Now, think of Louisiana...gone NATIONAL. Breakdowns of civil life and society in grocery stores all over the nation. Riots. Looting. Stealing. Homicide? Murder? Where does it stop?
Why do I bring these things up?
Because of this....
"The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will continue operations and eligible households will still receive monthly benefits for October. The authority to make October benefit payments comes from the Recovery Act, through which Congress provided “such sums as are necessary” to finance the SNAP benefit provided for in the Recovery Act. In addition, about $2 billion in contingency funding will be available and could be used to support State Administrative activities essential to continue the program and issue and process benefits. These contingency funds were provided in the FY 2013 appropriation and do not expire until the end of FY 2014."
Read this....(the currently shuttered agency that administers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) memo obtained by the Crossroads Urban Center in Utah carries in it a very disturbing warning for the 46+ million Americans currently on foodstamps.
To wit: "understanding the operational issues and constraints that States face, and in the interest of preserving maximum flexibility, we are directing States to hold their November issuance files and delay transmission to State electronic benefit transfer (EBT) vendors until further notice." In other words, as Fox13News summarizes, "States across the country are being told to stop the supplemental nutrition assistance program for the month of November, pending further notice."
Memorials in New York, NY; Washington, DC; and near Shanksville, PA
September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance
Photos, recovered objects, and eyewitness accounts from 9/11
Emergency preparedness efforts
This single event in American History is one of our darkest hours, yet one that proved our astounding resilience as a nation.
Please help all the people in your life to remember to take a moment of silence for those we lost on this sad day, and say some prayers of support for those in our nation still working to bring the evil to an end, which allowed this to happen in the first place.
Never forget...that we were attacked on our own soil in an orchestrated, determined, and effective attack that decimated so many.
Never forgive...those that helped make this event occur, or supported those that did. We've made great headway in finding many who supported it. We still have a long way to go to catch the rest. But...in a world full of strife, war, and terror...we can never forgive those that kill the innocent.
Never, never, never, never give up (as Churchill said during World War II)...even when things get darkest. To think that what occurred on 9/11/01, could never occur again, is strikingly ignorant.
As the Iraq, Afghanistan, and other middle eastern wars and battles show us, with Syria now appearing in our cross hairs (no thanks to Obama), the sheer numbers of collateral damage deaths while hunting out the bad guys, is now in the millions.
We, as a nation, NOT you and I, have created huge numbers of foreign nationals who see the USA as a predator...a behemoth...and imperialistic machine that can not be stopped...except by lone wolf terrorists, suicidal maniacal walking bombs, and the evil henchman that will lay IEDs all over the middle east, and if given the chance, the entire land mass of America.
We're creating more terrorists, by political hacks and graft making decisions based on wrong thinking, and personal enrichment and wealth manipulation, instead of OUR national security. It's all about "Continuity of Government"....NOT safety and security for each and every citizen of our nation. That idea changed in the late 1960's, and BOTH parties are responsible for the result.
Who suffers, and will suffer, because of these selfish, narcissist, arrogant assholes playing with OUR lives?
That's right. You and me.
Never forget what happened 12 years ago.
But, never let it happen again. Stop those that bring death to our doorsteps. We're the only ones that can. The biggest thing that 9/11 proved to the world?
We're on our own to deal with terror, when it gets by faulty and lackadaisical security and military measures.
Think about that the next time terror hits these shores, whether it's a skyscraper and a plane, or a Muslim doctor in Fort Hood. It's terror...and it must be stopped...by us.
“Of liberty I would say that, in the whole plenitude of its extent, it is unobstructed action according to our will. But rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law,’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual.” — Thomas Jefferson