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Saturday, 27 November 2010

Dutch secret service infiltrated Geert Wilders his political party

 

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Dutch secret service infiltrated Geert Wilders his political party

Dutch government infiltration in PVV of Geert Wilders
Today Dutch biggest newspaper De Telegraaf ran a story on the infiltration of Geert Wilders his political Party For Freedom (PVV). According to former Party For Freedom parliamentary candidate Geert Tomlow (PVV) there were two infiltrators exposed within the party. A female infiltrator was exposed because she tried to obtain a list of all candidates’ names and addresses. And a second older male parliamentary candidate in training was exposed because he worked for the Dutch Military Intelligence services (MIVD).

Dutch Magazine Elsevier writes that Geert Wilders denies having exposed intelligence agents of the government (NL), but that he refused to comment on the reasons why they had to leave the parliamentary candidate training. Anonymous PVV party members however claim in the same magazine that there were several infiltration attempts by the Dutch Intelligence Services. They claim to have found ‘things’, but refuse to say what they have found.

In the past the Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service have expressed their interested in the party of Geert Wilders. Former socialist integration minister Ella Vogelaar (PvdA) wrote in her book (Twintig maanden knettergek) that the head of the AIVD, Sybrand van Hulst “expressed his worries about the leadership in the integration debate and the Wilders issue” and that “he expected that the PVV soon would overdo it self and that at that moment the Socialist should be ready to take over”.

Geert Wilders is a fast growing political movement, so problems with its candidates can be expected as new political parties attract all kinds of people. And it must be said the PVV already has received its fair share of criticism on its parliamentary members. But what if some of them are agents who are just there to discredit this opposition party…

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THE BIG LIE SELLING YOU WAR WITH NORTH KOREA

 

Vatic Note: As usual "What really happened" has done a superb job in showing us visually what a scam has been done to us in both these instances, but the one he did a good job on was the blow up of the So Korean ship by Israel Submarine using a GERMAN TORPEDO that fits only with the Israeli's German submarine. Here is my response on Before it is news pumping out war propoganda without really digging. IF YOU FIND THAT THE LINKS ARE GUTTED, THEN YOU KNOW I AM TELLING YOU THE TRUTH since they worked a few minutes ago. Keep that in mind. That is how we always know if we have hit on something big.
My next question before we begin is WHAT WILL BE THE NEXT FALSE FLAG BLAMED ON A COUNTRY THAT WE HAVE STARVED TO DEATH WITH BOYCOTTS LIKE WE DID IRAQ???
If we attack No Korea, than we and our allies are the aggressors in violation of international law AND ARE NOW A ROGUE NATION JUST LIKE ISRAEL . Just check this out.
So Korea admitted it fired the first shot. We (our allies) have been trying to start world war III three times now. Remember the first time was the gulf rig blow out where
1. Sorcha (CIA/Mossad) faal said it was a North Korean Sub that blew it out and we found that it was not the case, in fact Goldman Sachs did a 9-11 on us and traded massive stocks just before the blow out and made millions off the deal. That attempt died quickly. (This alone should prove why Rothschild, through Goldman "squid" Sucks, had record profits, the HIGHEST EVER IN THE HISTORY OF CORPORATE REPORTING.)
2. The second time the international bankers in concert with traitors in our government tried to start WW III, was the sinking of the So Korea Boat, that they said was sunk by NO. Korea. WRONG. proof was provided (as is again below) that it was a German torpedo that sunk the boat and only Israel uses German torpedos in their German subs. That one died a quick death as well.
3. Now we have this one.... check it out, the link below, it was So Korea that lobbed the first Artillery shells into north korea. So this is another BS ATTEMPT TO DO A BOGUS WAR. The only world war we should be having is agaisnt these international greedy psychos and their military arm, Israel. WATCH THE VIDEO on this link. http://vaticproject.blogspot.com/2010/11/south-korea-admits-firing-first-shells.html. Now read this story that does a great job of proving point number 2.
A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.
~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn
THE BIG LIE SELLING YOU WAR WITH NORTH KOREA
http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/warwithkorea.php
What can I say; here we go again!
I hardly need to go down the list of lies used to start US wars. We have been though that over and over again.
Nor do I need to elucidate on the many reasons why the US Government is in desperate need for yet another war with which to scare the American people into acceptance of more takes and fewer rights and freedoms.
Anyone with half a brain realizes that the US Government, unable to gain support for an invasion of Iran, has changed gears and decided that North Korea will be the next step towards World War III.
Here is the big lie...
Let us start with a cloned copy of the official South Korean website detailing the sinking of the Cheosan. http://whatreallyhappened.com/IMAGES/Cheosan/cheosan.html
From that website we get the following picture of the remains of a torpedo dredged from the bottom of the ocean.

The official claim that North Korea fired this torpedo at a South Korean warship is based on the following blueprint of a North Korean torpedo claimed to be the weapon recovered from the ocean floor.
There are several differences between the torpedo plans and the actual torpedo recovered from the floor of the ocean. But I am going to focus on just one.
Take a close look where the tail cone assembly (indicated by the bulkhead at the leading edge of the fins) attaches to the torpedo main hull. A major component of all modern torpedoes are the fin actuators. These are the small motors that adjust the rudder and dive planes of the torpedo in order to maintain the intended depth and course to target.

Note that the blueprints of the North Korean torpedo show these actuators forward of the tail cone assembly, that is to say in front of the bulkhead that marks where the fin assembly attaches to the torpedo.

Now let us look at the torpedo actually recovered from the bottom of the ocean near where the Cheosan was attacked.

Note that the recovered torpedo these actuators are built INSIDE the tail cone assembly, that is to say to the REAR of the bulkhead that marks where the fin assembly attaches to the torpedo.
And again, as seen in the official released photo of the recovered torpedo.



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My Survival Wish List

 

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. Now is probably a good time to consider starting an exercise program to work off those calories you stacked on at the table yesterday. I ate so much yesterday, that today I feel like I could leave footprints in concrete! Now I know how Rosie O’Donnell must feel.

With Thanksgiving out-of-the-way I’m sure many of you are thinking about Christmas and gift ideas. Nothing wrong with that, but please whatever you do stay within your budget and don’t go into debt when filling the space under the tree. If you can’t afford it without debt then they don’t need it.

Over the past two weeks, I’ve received three emails from readers asking for preparedness related gift ideas – folks, I don’t think I’m the best person to be asking. I can tell you what I would like such as, this, this and this. But choosing gifts for others isn’t one of my strong points.

I’m sure readers can offer better advice in this area than I can, so this is what I want you to do…

Imagine you just won a gift certificate for $1000 from amazon.com. The rules state that you have to buy gifts for others, (nothing for yourself) and that they have to be related to emergency preparedness and survival in some way – what would you get and for whom?

You can get as many products as you like for as many people as you like as long as they total $1000 or less. Looking forward to reading your ideas in the comments below…

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Cocoa Powder for the Survivor

 

cocoa-powder-benefits
While building your food storage inventory and supplementing your food-staples with a variety of flavors to satisfy the sweet tooth, take advantage of the great health and cancer fighting benefits of cocoa and add pure cocoa powder to your shopping list.

Cocoa has more phenols and flavenoids attributing to about twice the antioxidants of red wine and about three times those found in green tea, according to Cornell University food scientists and research published in American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry.

US Department of Agriculture researchers measured the antioxidant power of cocoa, measured in ORAC units (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity), a method developed by scientists at the National Institutes of Health. Foods higher on the ORAC scale are better at neutralizing free radicals (free radical damage contributes to age-related degeneration, cancer and disease).

The test resulted in an incredible score of 80,933 units (ORAC), more than 12 times that of blueberries!

A Harvard research study found that an Indian tribe in Panama that drank up to 40 cups a week of a traditionally prepared hot cocoa had 90% less cancer, heart disease and diabetes than neighboring tribes that did not consume hot cocoa.

Without suggesting that you should drink 40 cups of hot chocolate a week, imagine the benefits of treating yourself to some hot chocolate made from pure, natural cocoa powder a few times a week!

Health Benefits of Cocoa and Cocoa Powder
  • Dilates arteries and improves blood flow (epicatechins)
  • Reduced tendency to form damaging clots (epicatechins)
  • Lowers blood pressure (epicatechins)
  • Helps detoxify the liver (high sulfur content)
  • Promotes positive feelings and fights depression (tryptophan)
  • Promotes mental alertness (phenylethylamine)
  • appetite-suppressant properties

To get the full benefits of cocoa powder with the highest ORAC score, you should search for pure organic cocoa powder that has not been fermented, roasted, or processed. Epicatechins, key flavanols found in cocoa powder are often removed from commercial cocoas because they tend to have a bitter taste.

In summary, a great modern survival secret, cocoa powder, can be used to make very healthy hot chocolate, a tasty treat and a natural effective way to fight back against an increasing pharmaceutical world.

Treat yourself.
This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
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Next WikiLeaks Release Could Embarrass US Allies

 

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The US government has briefed allies about potentially embarrassing revelations in WikiLeaks' impending publication of classified memos, according to the Financial Times and other sources. The memos, which WikiLeaks calls the Embassy Files, are expected to appear on Wikileaks this weekend.

WikiLeaks has released several "drops" of classified government material, including a report in October that claimed the US had knowingly underestimated the civilian casualty count in Iraq and did nothing to stop torture of civilians by Iraqi police and military organizations.

The next report contains millions of diplomatic cables exchanged between Washington, DC, and US embassies abroad. Some of these memos could contain candid and uncensored assessments of foreign governments, leaders, and situations. So the US government is trying to control the damage by briefing diplomats ahead of the release. Countries contacted include Australia, Canada, Israel, Iraq, Italy, Russia, Turkey, and the UK.

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Friday, 26 November 2010

How Occam’s Razor can be twisted to serve “the official story”

 

http://truthandshadows.wordpress.com/2010/11/13/how-occam%E2%80%99s-razor-can-be-twisted-to-serve-%E2%80%9Cthe-official-story%E2%80%9D/
By Craig McKee
Conspiracy “debunkers” have a number of weapons at their disposal to discredit those who try to expose deceptions and cover-ups.
They will often condescendingly brush aside what these people say by making fun of their ideas so they don’t have to actually refute them. If that doesn’t work, they can explain how the conspiracy would be too involved or that someone would give away the secret or that the powers that be “would just never do anything that terrible.” Failing that they can resort to putting their hands over their ears and singing, la la la la la la la la until their opponents go away.
But there’s another way touted enthusiastically by believers of official stories. That is to invoke the dreaded Occam’s Razor, which most people take as being “the simpler of two theories is usually the best.” Once this has been cited, any conspiracy proponent is supposedly left helpless.


What is Occam’s Razor? It is a principle credited to William of Occam, a 14th century Franciscan friar. His notion was that when choosing between two competing theories – all other things being equal – the simpler one is usually better.
It can be very useful for scientific debates, but unfortunately it has been co-opted to mean that conspiracies don’t happen because the explanation of how they were done seems more complicated than the explanation of the cover story. This, of course, makes no sense when the possibility of deception is involved.
In a deception, the idea is to do one thing, but to make it look like something else, or to make it look like someone else did it. The perpetrators want their cover story to seem like the most appealing, least threatening, and the simplest. Simple, but false.
Let’s take an example of how Occam’s Razor is misused to debunk 9/11 conspiracy theories. We’ll use what happened at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001:

Pro-official story – American Airlines Flight 77, hijacked by Islamic terrorists, hits the Pentagon, killing 125 employees along with 64 people on the plane.
Anti-official story – A complicated conspiracy involving dozens if not hundreds of government people was employed to create the illusion that a passenger plane hit the Pentagon when in fact it did not. Explosions were set off inside the building and a passenger plane flew past the Pentagon as the outer wall exploded.


Using Occam’s Razor, the first one must be true, right? It’s clearly simpler. But let’s take a closer look at the believability of the official story when a few more details are included:

A group of Islamic terrorists slipped through airport security with knives and box cutters, which they then used to take control of Flight 77, even though the Flight Data Recorder indicated that the cockpit door never opened during the flight. With just these crude weapons, the hijackers herded everyone, including the crew, into the back of the plane. The pilots were somehow prevented from dialing a four-digit code indicating to air traffic controllers that a hijack was in progress.
One of the hijackers, a failed flight student who had been refused rental of a Cessna a month earlier because of his poor piloting skills, took over. He flew several hundred miles west without being detected by radar, pulled a 180-degree turn and headed back to Washington. No fighters were able to intercept this or any of the other three hijacked planes that day.
Then, instead of simply flying straight into the Pentagon and doing maximum damage, he initiated an incredibly difficult 330-degree spiral to hit the building on the one side that would result in very few casualties. The plane hit the building, making a small hole, and then completely disappeared into the building. There was minimal damage to the building’s facade, including where the plane’s engines and tail section would have hit. The plane hit the first floor of the building but caused no damage to the lawn.
The plane travelled at 530 mph even though professional pilots will tell you that it is physically impossible to fly at that speed just a few feet above the ground. No airplane part that could positively be tied to Flight 77 was found. Photos of the damaged section of the building show that columns that would have to have been destroyed for the plane to completely enter the building are still intact.

Suddenly the official story isn’t so simple after all. True, the “inside job” theory is extremely complex and would involve many things going according to plan, but it doesn’t break the laws of physics several times the way the official account does.
The other thing to keep in mind through all of this is that when one story (the official one) is unquestioningly accepted by the media, all the onus is on those who disagree with the government account to prove it to be false. All contrary versions have to be measured against the official story, which itself doesn’t have to be proved; it is taken for granted.
Treat the “19 hijacker” theory as equally unproven, and it’s a whole different ballgame.


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Korean Conflict: Pentagon to Deploy Nuclear Aircraft Carrier Strike Group into Yellow Sea – Video

 

A US nuclear aircraft carrier is to deploy to the Yellow Sea off the coast of South Korea after the two countries agreed to conduct further war games in a show force against North Korea.

http://www.pakalertpress.com/2010/11/25/north-korea-bombardment-us-to-send-nuclear-aircraft-carrier-to-south-korea/

CHINA CAN NOW DESTROY MAJOR US PACIFIC BASES

 

A congressional report released days ago acknowledges that China can now destroy five of the six large American military bases in the Western Pacific region. The first two links [1, 2] discuss this report (thanks to a reader for sending the second link). The five bases which China can destroy are located in South Korea and Japan. The sixth one, which the report regards as safe, is the US military base on Guam. China has built so many cruise missiles that the report indicates that waves of them can destroy the five American bases in South Korea and Japan. The final report indicates that there is at least some awareness building in Congress that “something needs to be done” to defend US bases from Chinese attack.

These links deserve some commentary. To begin with, it has been known for years that China is building huge numbers of cruise missiles which have made the US bases in South Korea and Japan very vulnerable to attack. If the current and last few presidential administrations (GOP and Democrat alike) have not already implemented a crash program to deploy large-scale missile defenses to these bases, then one can only conclude that the last few administrations and congresses must be “brain dead.” This Chinese threat is hardly a revelation. It has been obvious for many years! Is Congress so out of touch with reality that they have not seen this danger? Are Pentagon leaders so absorbed with political correctness issues (like ending “don’t ask, don’t tell” policies for homosexuals in the military and putting women on US subs) that they have neglected critical national security issues like protecting US military bases from Chinese (and Russian) missiles? Given that this Chinese threat has been obvious for years, it is a derelict bunch of leaders our nation has had if there is not already a fully-operational anti-missile defense network at each of these bases. The US Navy has Aegis missile-defense systems on US warships and it would not have been difficult to build and deploy land-based Aegis systems that could have been installed at these US bases years ago!

The first link below asserts the congressional report states that it would take 830 cruise missiles to take out each of the USA’s South Korean bases and 430 missiles each to take out the US bases in Japan. I have a one-word reply to this assessment. Baloney!! What dullards did they find to come up with that assessment? I don’t know how many runways each of these bases have, but it should take no more than a dozen Chinese cruise missiles to render each of these bases nonfunctional for an indefinite period of time. Chinese missiles which “cratered” each airbase’s runways (especially where they intersect) would make it impossible for US aircraft to take off, effectively shutting down the base. The huge numbers of missiles supposedly needed in the congressional report’s assessment may be what is needed to destroy every blade of grass on the military bases, but that would be a waste of Chinese resources (which China is far too smart to do). If Chinese cruise missiles cratered the runways at these US bases, there are “filler” materials to repair runways which have been attacked. China knows this. To counter repair efforts, China could send a few dozen runway-cratering missiles every other day for weeks or months to keep the bases nonfunctional. China could also send waves of dozens of cruise missiles to hit the US warplanes parked on the tarmac or in hangars to make sure they were destroyed while the runways were down. Chinese spies have, no doubt, sent to China the GPS coordinates of each location where US warplanes are parked on these bases so it wouldn’t take many missiles to take out the parked US warplanes.

Also, the report assumes that China would only attack those bases with conventional warheads. In an all-out war, you can be sure those US bases could be hit with nukes. Then China only needs one missile for each base. Did the dummies who wrote the congressional report consider that obvious reality?

The idea that Guam is safe from Chinese missile attack is so laughable that one wonders how anyone could take such an assertion seriously. It is just as vulnerable as the other bases, for several reasons! Let’s list a few of the reasons why this is so. The first link assumes that Guam is out of range of land-based Chinese cruise missiles. The first link includes this statement: “China is thought to have 1,150 short-range missiles with ranges between 180 and 375 miles, and 115 medium-range missiles with ranges between 1,000 and 1,900 miles (emphasis added).” Did you notice the italicized words which reveal that the congressional report’s writers are merely guessing about the numbers and ranges of Chinese missiles? They really don’t know for sure. I’ll bet the Chinese leaders who read that congressional report will laugh with derision at these numbers. Given that China has military production facilities underground and buried into mountains (even as Iran has nuclear facilities hidden deep under Iranian mountains), who knows how many cruise missiles are being manufactured rapidly in hidden Chinese production facilities.

There are other glaring weaknesses in the congressional report which asserts Guam is safe from Chinese cruise missiles. I have a newsflash for the writers of that report. China has warplanes capable of carrying cruise missiles. These warplanes can carry large numbers of cruise missiles to within 200-300 miles of Guam and they can launch these cruise missiles at Guam without ever getting near the Guam military base. China also has modern submarines and warships which can launch many cruise missiles. These Chinese warships can fire their cruise missiles at Guam while they are a long distance away from Guam. This would be especially easy for Chinese subs to do. Also, China can place hidden cruise-missile launching gantries on civilian ships and fire cruise missiles at Guam from close range because US military planners are likely to ignore civilian ships as not being threats. How hard would it be to build a missile-launching gantry inside a merchant ship and raise it above the cargo-hold doors of a civilian merchant ship to fire cruise missiles at Guam (or any other target…including aircraft carriers)? China could get some of their allied Iranian jihadis to do suicide missions with such civilian merchant ships which would actually be warships traveling incognito. China is committed to winning an asymmetric war against the USA, so US war planners need to assume any Chinese ship (military or civilian) could be a threat to American military assets. I haven’t even mentioned the long-range Chinese ICBMs which are being built to hit US aircraft carriers. These Chinese ICBMs can surely target Guam just as easily.

It is evident that Guam is no safer from Chinese attack than Pearl Harbor was safe from Japanese attack on December 7th, 1941. Also, it is obvious that it would only take a small number of Chinese cruise missiles to put the US military bases in South Korea and Japan out of action. They only need to crater the runways and then hit the warplane parking areas with cruise missiles while the runways are cratered. Then the bases are effectively useless. This shows why we urgently needed to have anti-missile defense systems deployed to all US military bases years ago (all US bases everywhere in the world are vulnerable to attack by cruise missiles fired by Russian or Chinese submarines). If Congress hasn’t foreseen this need and met it already, it is my opinion they should be impeached for sheer negligence about critical US national defense issues.

Sheesh! I’ve never served in the military, but I truly believe I could have written a far more realistic report to Congress about the threats posed by Chinese cruise missiles than the bureaucratic drones who wrote that myopic congressional report. The congressional report is so shortsighted and sophomoric that I must assume it was written by the “kowtow to China” faction in the US government which is apparently seeking to hide and downgrade the real dangers posed to the USA by China’s military build-up (this faction was discussed in a recent post).

China is on a rapid course to fulfill its role as one of the attackers in the prophesied Ezekiel 38-39 Gog-Magog attack against the USA, NATO nations and all their allies around the world. Meanwhile, it looks like US war planners, congressional report writers and elected leaders have their heads firmly stuck in the sand re: this Chinese threat. I’d like to use more graphic language about where their heads are stuck into but this is a Christian website so I won’t do so to avoid giving offense to those with delicate sensitivities. Our nation is in major trouble. The greatest danger is that our leaders seem to be truly clueless to the obvious threats now posed to our nation.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/nov/14/chinese-missiles-can-ravage-us-bases/

http://nation.foxnews.com/chinese-missiles/2010/11/15/chinese-missiles-can-ravage-us-bases

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-11-15/china-threats-merit-shifting-of-u-s-defense-dollars-house-s-mckeon-says.html

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Thursday, 25 November 2010

14 Lessons I’ve Learned About Survival

 

In early 1988 I first heard the word survivalist from my then girlfriends father when he gave me several books related to survival including back issues of Kurt Saxons now defunct “The Survivor” newsletter.

Within two days I’d started my food storage program (25 lbs of dried beans) since that time I’ve manageged to build my preps up to an acceptable level (despite having to start over more than once) but along the way there have been many challenges and I’ve learned from each, so today I thought I’d create a list of 14 things, I wish someone had told me in when I started.

1. You Can’t Do It All At Once

This is a mistake that I, and I’m sure many others have made when starting out, we want to get it all done – yesterday. You run around all frantic, shaking and scatter brained determined to become prepared for a major disaster within a week of starting. But all you end up doing is wasting money and time. Relax, make a plan and work toward your goals and you’ll get there sooner than you think.

2. You Don’t Have To Be Rich

By reading some survival blogs (know who you are) and books you get the expression that you need to spend $100,000 to reach a suitable level of preparedness. Unfortunately, this causes many to give up before they start. You don’t have to prep like the rich – you just need to prep smart.

3. Make Your Own Plan

No two survival plans will be exactly the same - granted there will be some semblance but each will have to be different to meet the needs of the individual. For example, I often suggest wheat as the backbone of the survival food storage plan but a small percent of the population are allergic to wheat and will need to store other foods in equal or greater value. You need to take a long look at your location, skills and needs and plan accordingly. Make your own plan.

4. Preparedness Isn’t Measured By How Many Guns You Have

I’m sure many of you have made this mistake. When I started prepping I worried more about finding the perfect survival gun and building a battery than building my other survival preps. Guns are fun and it is easy to get lost in the appeal just don’t let other areas of you preps suffer while you try to build your dream arsenal.

5. Skills Are More Important Than Gear

We’ve all heard the expression “he who dies with the most toys wins”, I’m still trying to figure out what the winning prize is. I have nothing against using the latest technology and gear – just don’t depend on it. Things break, get lost, stolen or don’t work as intended. Your most important piece of survival gear is your brain – learning survival skills should be your number one priority.

6. You’re Not Rambo

Most of the Rambo want to be’s won’t last long. Many new survivors fall into what I call the Rambo mind-set, they can’t wait for the collapse and breakdown of law and order, then they will take to the woods and engage in one firefight after another. They see themselves as the ultimate killing machine taking down the bad guys in a burst of gunfire.

7. Get A Life

Preparedness is a serious business and it is easy to become obsessed – don’t do it. I love learning new skills, reading survival books and planning for different possibilities and all this takes a lot of time, but I’ve learned that unless I take time off the rest of my life tends to fall apart. Go see a movie, spend time with family and relax. Then when you come back to all this you will do so with a fresh and rested mind which will allow you to get more done and make fewer mistakes. The key is balance.

8. Don’t Just Read About How To Do Things

Most books on survival and self-reliance are never read or used. They are bought, flipped through and put away – never tested or learned from. This is a mistake. Read the books, study and try it for yourself. This is the only way to learn and know what actually works.

9. Have A Backup Plan

When I started prepping I thought all I needed to be prepared was a full pantry. We have all heard the warning “don’t put all your eggs in the same basket” this is good advice in life as well as in survival planning. To many things can go wrong and probably will. You need a back up plan, which brings us to our next point…

10. Remember The Number Three

You need to have at least three independent sources to meet all of your essential survival needs. Let’s take for heat, you could have a wood stove, propane heater and cold weather sleeping bags. Power might consist of a back up generator, small solar set-up and a stockpile of disposable batteries. Food could include in home food storage, home garden and secret cache in a secure location a way from home.

11. Include Your Family

If possible get your family on board so your prepping becomes a family affair, where you all can learn and spend time together. A family working together toward their preparedness is the best survival group. For example, take a first aid class, hunter safety course, self-defense class, or shop course together. Try to make it fun, interesting and include your family as much as possible.

12. Diversify (learn different skills)

Diversification ties in with number nine and ten above and the age-old advice of not putting all your eggs in one basket. Learn as many survival skills as possible. Being a master gardener for example is a great skill that can be made even more efficient by also learning to keep what you grow. An expert trapper can increase their chance of survival by also learning to find eatable plants. You get the idea.

13. Try To Do Something Every Week

The “what did you do to prep this week?” segment is included here to keep everyone motivated toward this end. At one time my preps were random – one week I would do a lot and the next two or three nothing. By setting a goal of doing at least one thing each week you will meet your goals earlier and be more efficient doing it.

14. Eat What You Store

Most of us have been guilty of this at one time or another, we fill our pantry with unfamiliar foods, thinking we will adapt our diet “when the time comes” but this is nonsense. You need to learn to prepare and use your storage foods now so they become familiar. What are you waiting for get cooking…

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World War III and North Korea

 

Paul A Drockton M.A.


In analyzing this latest confrontation between North and South Korea, it is easy to come up with a variety of possibile scenarios:


Scenario #1

The United States has 28,000 American Troops guarding the border between North and South Korea. The border is only 160 miles long. That means 175 American Troops guarding 1 mile of South Korean Border. Not that anyone from the South, which enjoys a much higher standard of living, would care to illegally immigrate to the North. Those working in the North Korean slave camps, for companies like Brittish American tobacco, would have to first get through the North Korean army that is also amassed at the border.

The United States spends an estimated 54% of its Federal Budget on its military (including past debt for military purposes). (Source) South Korea, on the other hand, only spends 2.7% of its GDP on military expenditures.(Source). The people of the United States are spending their taxdollars on a country that can well afford to pay its own way. One solution would be South Korea to reimburse the US for all of its military expenses.

A better solution would be to pull out of South Korea altogether and reassign those troops to the Mexican border, which just received a whopping 1200  National Guardsmen for almost 2,000 miles of border. While Americans have their “packages” checked by the TSA, illegal immigrants come and go freely through our Sothern border without  ever seeing a TSA agent.

Then there is the South Korean Lobbyist, Sun Myung Moon, who was crowned Messiah in front of adoring fans like Senator Orrin Hatch from Utah. Senator Hatch, and others like him, are more than willing to support the interests of foreign nations like North Korea, while ignoring the interests of those that put them in office.

Which brings us back to the Illuminati Banksters looking to destroy the middle class and dilute the wages of American workers. They are also the owners of the international corporations that have partnered with countries like North Korea, Mexico and China, to produce foreign goods for the United States in what can be only called slave-labor conditions.

All of this leads to one conclusion. A False flag between North and South Korea reminds us of how important it is for us to continue to waste our resources on a country that has the same strategic importance as South Vietnam.


Scenario 2:

This is the start of World War III. China, which launched a missile off the coast of California, is using North Korea to raise tensions and draw the United States military resources away from the Middle East. This would include dividing up the US naval forces between Asia and the Persian Gulf, where they could more easily be destroyed by a combination of Russian and Chinese weaponry.

This makes more sense when you factor in the Chinese Air Force, which would have a much easier time striking off the Coast of Korea then in the Persian Gulf. Also, the Chinese Army could fight close to home, on familiar turf, with a much shorter supply route. Strategically, it makes sense. This would enable the Chinese to use their advantage, the massive Red Army, without the expense and time of troop transportation.

A Nuclear False Flag on American soil would force the United States into a multi-front nuclear war. I believe that Russia and China will launch a first strike on military and civilian targets to minimize our ability to respond. This is further complicated by the fact that Western technology has been given to both countries by the treacherous banksters and their Illuminati brethren.

This will be their next great Satanic Sacrifice.

Will God permit it? Read the Book of Revelation and decide for yourself.

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Turkey Cooking Time

 


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What is the right Turkey Cooking Time?

The turkey cooking time depends if the turkey is stuffed or unstuffed and how many pounds the turkey weighs.

This turkey cooking time chart is for a preheated oven at 325 degrees F.

The best way to to determine if a turkey is cooked and done through, is by measuring the internal temperature with a cooking thermometer. The thermometer should be inserted into the thickest part of a thigh and not touching a bone.

The turkey is safe and done when the internal thermometer reads 165 degrees F.

Since tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the US, where nearly everyone cooks a traditional turkey, this cooking time chart might help modern survival ;)

By the way, check your packaging, some turkey packages will indicate a recommended cooking time. Times will always vary a bit from one recommendation to the next.
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What Can Blown Fuse Teach You About Psychic Abilities

 

I’m big fan of learning psychic abilities upon quite normal, daily events, because there are lessons for us everywhere you look. Psychic development is not just about learning from books, but also from your own experiences, not necessary psychic-related. One of such lessons I have for you today.

The Story of the Blown Fuse

Not so long time ago there was a blown fuse in the flat I live in. Out of nowhere, the light went down, but I didn’t consider the fuse to be the cause, because all the other electric ecquipment was working as it should be – but none of the lightbulbs worked. I’m not the expert in this stuff – I can write you an book within a week, but don’t ask me about electricity ;). It’s black magick for me… Umm, wrong example.

Anyway, there are few other people in the flat living, so we begun to wonder what the heck just happened. Within seconds someone jumped to conclusion that the blown fuse is to be blamed. I didn’t thought of that, but someone did. Immediately, a lesson for psychic development appeared in my mind.

Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. – Vince Lombardi

The Lesson of Psychic Development

This experience taught me at least two things:

  • There’s always a blown fuse to blame – no matter what, there’s always a reason why something happened, in this reasons, the fuse might have blown so I could either talk to people, or learn something about psychic abilities.
  • Work in group - it helps, really.

Each person is a piece of a puzzle – together, you can create a whole image. In case of psychic development and learning psychic powers, it works the same way – each one learns slightly different things, each one have other skills, other experiences. By sharing them, and experiencing your whole knowledge, each one can benefit. Learning from each other is simple good, and very effective.

Using the Knowledge for Learning Psychic Abilities

How to use what you have just learned if you want to develop psychic abilities?

  • Join a group – either off-line, or on-line, a group of close psychic practitioners is worth of joining. But it should be made of people who are close to each other, because people who are close, care about each other and share knowledge easily.
  • Talk with people - don’t keep the knowledge or experiences, especially problematic experiences, for yourself. Talk about them with people, so they can help you one way or another, for example by telling how they dealt with the problem, or what they would do if they were you.
  • Seek answers – when you’re stuck, and you don’t know what happened, or how to use specific psychic ability, or what to learn next, or how to move on, ask people for help, they can tell you something you wouldn’t think about on your own.
The Story of Application

Long time ago, when I was just starting my psychic development, I begun to link other people, in order to perform psychic reading, or scan their energies, even experiment with other things. Very quickly I begun to feel weak and sad, yet I didn’t knew why. Then I decided to talk about my experiences with a person I knew was also practicing psychic skills. She told me “do you cut yourself loose?” – I didn’t understood, and she told me that the links always need to be cut, so there will be no more connection between you and others – otherwise, you might suffer from their emotions and energies, and vice versa. When I begun to cut and seal the links, I begun to felt better, and my psychic development moved on.

I talked to someone about my problems, and someone shares the knowledge with me, the knowledge that helped me move on. That’s what you should do as well.

Do you talk about psychic abilities with other practitioners? Do they help you a lot? Do you help others with their problems?

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Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Will Americans Opt-Out Wednesday, 24-Nov?

 

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National Opt Out Day

A grass roots movement has developed as a result from the the new invasive TSA nude body scanners (backscatter scanners) and new TSA invasive search procedures requiring that breasts and genitals be felt up, even on young children.

During one of the busiest airline travel days of the year, the purpose is to send a message to the US federal government of the right to privacy and human decency. The terrorist is not the law abiding American citizen.

Wednesday, 24-November, is National Opt-Out Day.

According to OptOutDay.com,

It’s the day ordinary citizens stand up for their rights, stand up for liberty, and protest the federal government’s desire to virtually strip us naked or submit to an “enhanced pat down” that touches people’s breasts and genitals in an aggressive manner. You should never have to explain to your children, “Remember that no stranger can touch or see your private area, unless it’s a government employee, then it’s OK.”

You have the right to opt-out of the naked body scanner machines (AIT, or Advance Imaging Technology, as the government calls it). All you have to do is say “I opt out” when they tell you to go through one of the machines. You will then be given an “enhanced” pat down. This is a right given to you by the TSA.

Also, be sure to have your pat down by TSA in full public – do not go to the back room when asked. Every citizen must see for themselves how the TSA treats law-abiding citizens.

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North Korea attacks: Are we skipping towards a nuclear apocalypse?

 

By Praveen Swami World Last updated: November 23rd, 2010

Smoke rises from South Korean Yeonpyeong Island (Photo: Reuters)

Smoke rises from South Korean Yeonpyeong Island (Photo: Reuters)

Eight weeks after 9/11, the Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir sat down for a meal of bread and olives with Osama bin Laden in Kabul. “I wish to declare,” bin Laden told him, “that if America uses chemical or nuclear weapons, then we may retort with chemical and nuclear weapons.”

That nightmare scenario has haunted governments, and Hollywood, ever since 2001 – leading the world to miss a far more dangerous nuclear threat. North Korea’s attack on South Korean forces stationed on Yeonpyeongdo island underlines the seriousness of the global nuclear threat, something many of us fondly imagined had ended with the Cold War.

It isn’t that the Korean fighting signals the coming of an East Asian nuclear apocalypse – but it does demonstrate just how nuclear weapons fundamentally transform geopolitical equations.

No great imagination is needed to understand what North Korea now seeks. South Korea is one of the engines of Asian prosperity, on which the world’s hopes of an early economic recovery rest. By attacking an island of no strategic value, North Korea’s dysfunctional but eminently rational regime is telling the world how much pain it could inflict if it isn’t bribed to behave itself. Both sides want wealth, not war – and nuclear weapons are North Korea’s means to extract it.

North Korea’s weapons don’t have to be particularly reliable or accurate to deter retaliation. Five kilograms of pentaerythritol tetranitrate, al-Qaeda’s explosive of choice, will blow apart an aircraft. Five kilograms of Plutonium 239, the primary material used for the production of nuclear weapons, will annihilate an entire city.

A Stanford University scientist, Siegfried Hecker, recently published a report on the modernisation of Yongbyan nuclear facility. It made clear Western sanctions aren’t slowing down North Korea’s nuclear programme. Perhaps even more troubling was David Albright and Paul Brannan’s 2009 analysis of North Korea’s nuclear programme, which demonstrated a clear pattern of cooperation and technology exchange between North Korea and entities in Pakistan and China.

Politicians in Japan and South Korea are starting to wonder if they should arm themselves for the worst-case scenario: that North Korea can’t be appeased, and will decide to use a nuclear weapon. For all practical purposes, the two Koreas’ advanced industrial capabilities mean they are a screwdriver’s twist away from both having one. (In February, the US Joint Forces Command said they “could quickly build nuclear devices if they chose to do so.”)

Even though memories of Hiroshima and Nagasaki still inform public opinion in Japan, its strategists have long been unsentimental in their appraisals. Last year, Shoichi Nakagawa, an influential politician, bluntly said that “it is nuclear that can counteract nuclear.”

South Korea officially ended a four-year-old nuclear weapons programme in 1975, but the UN’s nuclear watchdog recently discovered its nuclear scientists secretly mastered key weapons production technologies.

Iran’s nuclear programme has set off a similar nuclear domino effect in the west of Asia. Mohamed Khilewi, a Saudi diplomat who defected to the US in 1994, claimed the Kingdom had funded Pakistan’s nuclear programmes to gain access to a weapon if needed. If Turkey’s relationship with the West sours, as some fear it already is, it could be next to follow.

There is a horrible logic to all of this: after all, Britain and France made the the same calculation after the Second World War. Even a close ally, they reasoned, wouldn’t risk its population to defend Europe’s cities from Soviet attack. Ernest Bevan, Foreign Secretary in 1946, stormed into a secret cabinet subcommittee meeting called to discuss whether Britain could bear the costs of building a bomb and proclaimed: “We’ve got to have the bloody Union Jack on top of it.”

Nuclear guru Kenneth Waltz has actually argued this might be a good thing: “more might be better,” he famously wrote of nuclear weapons. The fact that the great powers have not fought a war with each other in decades, Dr Waltz argued, was a historical anomaly made possible about by nuclear weapons. He marshalled a formidable body of evidence to show that new nuclear states like India and China had avoided large-scale wars because of the risk of catastrophic outcomes.

Dr Waltz might be right – but there’s also a second possibility, which is that more and more states will use their nuclear weapons as a back-street mugger might use a handgun. That’s something the world needs to think about real hard, and real soon.

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/praveenswami/100065040/north-korea-attacks-are-we-skipping-towards-a-nuclear-apocalypse/

Ireland: Which Country has the Greatest Exposure

 

 

 

Contributed by Kathy Lien on 23 November 2010 14:51:17

Over the weekend, the U.K. announced that they are willing to offer Ireland a direct loan of GBP7 billion. With a large budget deficit of its own and the prospect of austerity measures that is expected to dampen growth, many critics have wondered if the U.K.’s government’s proactive offer is in the country’s best interest. Unfortunately the answer is yes because U.K. banks are heavily exposed to Irish banks. As BoE Governor King pointed out last week their exposure is “by no means trivial.” While “the direct holdings of Irish sovereign debt are not especially large,” the ownership “of securities issued by Irish banks are bigger and of course there are wider exposures to assets comprising loans to the Irish economy more generally.” Of all the major countries, the U.K. has the biggest bank exposure to Ireland, followed by Germany. To prevent a banking crisis of their own, the U.K. government felt the need step up and provide support to Ireland before is too late.

The Guardian has some wonderful charts and tables detailing to exposure of various countries. It is definitely worth a look. Here is sample. Click on the image to access their full Datablog on which countries are most exposed to Ireland and who will be next

Read more at Kathy Lien - Forex Expert

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Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Review: SteriPEN Sidewinder

 

A few days ago SteriPEN sent me one of their newest models The SteriPEN Sidewinder for review and while I was excited about reviewing this item, my excitement soon turned to shaking my head and cursing under my breath.

The first thing, I noticed when I opened the box was the gimmicky look and feel of this product. To me it looked more like a toy than a water purification device or survival tool.

The gears and cranking lever are made of plastic and while this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as some types of plastic can be very durable, it does contribute to the over all gimmicky look and feel of the Sidewinder.

I have no idea how long the plastic parts would last with continuous use, but one thing is certain the more moving parts you have the more likely one of those parts will fail.

To purify water you first need to unscrew and remove the one liter plastic bottle, add water then screw it back together with the unit.

Then you begin cranking and cranking and cranking. It takes 90 seconds of cranking to purify one liter of water.

When cranking you will see a red flashing LED, you will need to maintain a speed of two or more revolutions per second for 90 seconds.

When the water has been purified the LED flashes green.

While this cranking may be good for building the biceps and forearm muscles it could become problematic for the someone who is sick, injured or elderly.

Two revolutions per second for 90 seconds may not sound difficult and while most of you reading this would have no problem, it isn’t as easy as you might think.

To help with my evaluation, I talked my mother into trying the Sidewinder - she is in good condition for her age and she could not keep up the revolutions long enough to get the LED to flash green indicating the water was safe to drink.

Another thing, I disliked about the Sidewinder is the awful noise it makes when cranked - it is loud. Loud enough that it could pronounce your location and compromise security.

To test this, I stepped off one hundred yards behind my trailer - then had my brother stand outside and crank the Sidewinder to see if I could hear the noise from my position and even at that distance the sound of him cranking the unit was very pronounced.

While the Sidewinder may have some utility under certain survival conditions, I can’t recommend it here.

If you want to purify water using UV light you can do so with nothing more than a clear plastic (PET) bottle and sunlight.. It’s called SODIS.

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Prepare: Remembering Civil Defense

 


Once upon a time ago, long before FEMA botched up hurricane relief and the TSA went around feeling people up in airports, the United States used to have a program called Civil Defense. Run by the Department of Defense, Civil Defense was charged with providing for civilian relief and response during natural disaster, but primarily, for preparing for war and the aftermath.

CD was part of WWII, but was concerned with blackout drills, aircraft spotting and civilian war effort organization. Following World War 2, civil defense fell by the wayside, until the Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb. At that point, the US realized that the potential of a intercontinental nuclear war and its effects on the civilian population. Unlike preparing cities for convential bombing, nuclear weapons brought a new dynamic into play.

Cities struck by atom bombs required suitable sheltering in place and avoiding the by produced effect of nuclear weapons; radioactive fallout. That meant an appropriate shelter underground and stocked with adaquate supplies.

Further, civil defense required new communications between the public and the military. The use of air raid sirens and the new Conelrad radio plan were devised and developed to alert civilians in the event of attack.

When John Kennedy became president in 1960, the US kicked a true civilian civil defense plan into action with the Community Shelter Program. Thousands of office buildings, churches and schools were inspected and determined to be adequate for sheltering civilians for a period of up to two weeks during a post-atomic attack period.

The shelters were stocked with federally designed and funded supplies. Food, in the form of crackers, wafers and high cabohydrate candies, barrels of water, radioactive detection equipment, medical supplies and hygene items. The supplies were meant to last for years and upon regular inspection, could be rotated and replaced by the CD.

Some of the public shelters were huge and could house thousands of civilians. Some shelters were elaborate and were cleverly placed in chambers attached to massive bridges and overpasses. Rows of boxes and barrels of supplies filled alcoves and closets deep under public offices and schools. By 1965, more than 100 million civilians could be temporarily housed and fed up to 700 calories daily while sheltering for 10 days to two weeks underground.

By 1970, Congress lost interest in funding an active nuclear war civil defense and preparation system. Shelters were ordered to keep supplies in place, but replacements were no longer available. Many of the supplies went bad; crackers turned rancid, water barrels rusted, medical supplies expired.
In the late 1970's, President Carter changed the name from Civil Defense to Office of Emergency Management reflecting a change in the federal government's plans for dealing with potentential nuclear threat.
By the 1980's, even at the height of the Cold War, most public shelters were cleaned out of decaying supplies and closed up. The familiar yellow and black signs remained, but little else was prepared for civilians in the event of an all out attack. The government recommended that civilans evacuate from cities and made plans for them to shelter in smaller towns and suburbs.
With the formal end of the Cold War in the late 80's, civil defense for all intents and purposes died. Weekly siren tests were cancelled. Remaining equipment like survey meters and dossimeters were auctioned off. Fallout shelter signs came down and public shelter areas were closed off. Many of the buildings which once held shelters had long been torn down or refurbished. A 1960's list of Community Shelters might only contain one or two buildings in a city which were still standing or had the same name 30 years later.
To this day, the news often reports of the discovery of an old abandoned and forgotten public shelter still stocked with molding crackers and rusted barrels of water. Writers scratch their collective heads and comment on the assumed futility of such preparations.
With the attacks on September 11, 2001, many asked where the public shelters were in the event of a nuclear attack and most were shocked to learn that there were no public shelters any longer for civilians. While the heads of government had secret bunkers scattered throughout the US, civilians were left to fend for themselves.

What's worse, is there are no stockpiles of supplies, no matter how crude, available any longer. In the event of an attack, cities and civilian governments will be left to distribute what food is available in grocery stores and warehouses and depend upon radiation detection equipment available to first responders. There are few who have any idea how to construct a fallout shelter or determine if a shelter is adequate for use.

Ironically, nuclear weapons have not gone away like the Civil Defense system has. More countries have atomic bombs than did during the early 1960's with more working on acquiring the technology. In many ways, the threat is higher than it was during the Kennedy era.

Regardless, it is up individuals and groups to prepare for the potential of a nuclear attack. Fortunately, the knowledge and supplies are available thanks to the internet.
This post is nothing more than an overview of the Civil Defense system we once enjoyed in the United States. For a better and more conise history with lots of great pictures and personal experience, please visit http://www.civildefensemuseum.com/

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Economic Collapse: 40.8 Million Americans Now On Foodstamps – Video

 

As of May 2010, the record number of Americans receiving foodstamps has risen to 40.8 Million while Gov. leaders plan to cut 6.7 Billion dollars from the program.

http://www.pakalertpress.com/2010/11/22/economic-collapse-40-8-million-americans-now-on-foodstamps-video/

S.510 Government Grab, What’s Next?

 

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There is more reason, now more than ever, to plant your own little patch of survival garden come next Spring.

Food prices are going up and are predicted to go up rapidly during 2011 as probable inflation sets in with the further devaluing of the dollar (and most all other currencies).

In the US, the Senate is currently ready to pass legislation which will definitely attribute to higher food costs, and may harm small farmers who sell locally (although there is an amendment being considered to exempt “small” farmers who sell locally).

Senate Bill S.510, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, if passed in the Senate, will move on to the House of Representatives for the next approval.

The bill will layer a new set of government bureaucracy on the food industry with a purpose of further prevention of food-borne illness which kill up to 5,000 people each year.

Although preventing deaths is a wonderful thing, and being assured that the foods we purchase at grocery stores are “OK”, to what end will government go to “protect” us from ourselves?

I wonder if existing FDA (Food and Drug Administration) regulations and inspections could be improved instead of building a entire new layer of regulations, requirements, and personnel, all of which apparently will fall under the Department of Homeland Security.
Apart from the government continuing to grow and billow out of control while unworldly deficits mount, the buzz on the Internet about this bill has been the possible regulation of food from ALL sources including the small farmer and backyard gardeners.

I did some due-diligence and browsed through some of the paperwork of this bill (as much as I could tolerate before reaching for a bottle of Aspirin) on the Library of Congress website, and fortunately did not find reference to regulations on my patch of tomato plants in the backyard.

Until I see helicopters overhead with Infrared or night vision FLIR systems looking for beans, lettuce, or tomato plants in backyards, I will hold off on ordering that giant sun mesh net to hide my backyard from the helicopters and spy satellites ;)
However, the Sen. John Tester amendment seemingly aims to exempt farms who sell within a 400 mile radius and have revenues under $500K, while they would still be required to comply with existing regulations. Without this amendment, it does seem as though the bill would be all reaching. As far as I know, the amendment is not approved yet.

If anyone knows differently, or has more insight to this bill, please comment, and let us all know.
Given that the government’s excuse for the bureaucratic layer and regulations is to save some of the 5,000 lives lost due to food-borne illness, then who’s to say what they will implement next?

For example, in the US there are more than 40,000 deaths each year resulting from car accidents. That is 8 times as many deaths from food-borne illness. Perhaps a government designed or properly approved and regulated automobile is in order, to save us. Wait a minute… I believe the government owns a majority interest of General Motors… Uh-Oh.

Rather than boring you with more similar examples, suffice it to say that the government cannot save us from ourselves. The USA has become a Nanny State – Police State. The pressure of the noose around the necks of the American public continue to tighten while they are reaching deeper into our pockets for every last penny that they can find.

…just my opinion.
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Viking Silver in Arctic Norway

 

 Re-run from 22 December 2005.


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The Viking Period was a funny time, only three centuries long, leaving a huge footprint in terms of ideas and archaeology. Speakers of Scandinavian languages lived mainly in the fertile southern third of Scandinavia, most of them being subsistence farmers. The endless pine woods and ground-down mountain ranges of the north were home mainly to Saami and Finnish hunters and freshwater fishers. But along the Norwegian coast, deep-sea fishing and sea mammal hunting supported Scandinavian settlements all the way up to the edge of the Arctic ice. Here's where the warming effect of the Gulf stream is really important. And these people weren't poor or cut off from the world, even though they had to stand far more cold and dark than pretty much anyone on Earth except the hardiest Inuit. They thrived, they travelled, they held their own against the elements.

One of the more charming habits of the day was silver hoarding. Let's not get into how they got the silver. But Scandinavians at the time clearly felt that for some reason a lot of it should be hidden and left. And so, in some parts of Scandinavia, silver hoards of the 9th, 10th and 11th centuries keep popping out of the ground. On Gotland, the verdant limestone slab in the middle of the Baltic, people are so jaded about this that the local paper will simply say "this year's hoard has been found, call off the search".

In northern Norway, though, hoards are extremely rare. So it came as a surprise to everyone last August when two boys in Tromsø found one in a rock cleft under their club house.

Tromsø is unbelievably far north, a small island town with a university and a museum, both of them employing archaeologists. I was there for a few days two years ago to study brooches, and everybody was very friendly.

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The new hoard consists of jewellery collected over generations. The round brooch is decorated in the late Borre style of the mid-10th century. The youngest piece is a pendant crucifix reliquary hung on a necklace of braided silver wire, ending in late Urnes style animal heads, the entire set dating from about AD 1100. A cool thing about the animal heads is that they are rare round-sculpture versions of the ones shown in line-drawn profile on hundreds of rune stones mainly in Uppland, Sweden. The Tromsø heads even have little pretty ears. This is Scandinavian animal art with roots way back in the Migration Period, although the Urnes style occurs almost exclusively in early Christian contexts. The crucifix reliquary is decorated in a clunky Continental Romanesque style embellished with a few Scandinavian curlicues.

kors-det.jpgNo coins were found, making it hard to nail the hoard's date down to a single decade. But a reasonable guess is that the silver was hidden in the first quarter of the 12th century AD. (This is after the Viking Period proper.) The church of Tromsø isn't historically documented before the 13th century, but the crucifix reliquary makes it highly likely that there was a Christian magnate's farm with a small wooden church on the island already around AD 1100. Unfortunately the new God proved equally unwilling as the old ones had been to improve climatic conditions in Tromsø.

Sources: Tromsø university, article 1, article 2.

[More about vikings, vikingperiod, vikingage, christianity, archaeology, norway; arkeologi, norge, vikingatiden, kristendom.]

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Monday, 22 November 2010

Capitalism Without Losers

 

 

Contributed by The Pragmatic Capitalist on 22 November 2010 07:01:51

Ireland has officially been bailed out and will likely agree to several more years of depression and austerity.  Bankers win again and Main Street loses. The Bernanke put has now gone global.  Central banks will never let anyone lose ever again. Now it’s only a matter of time before Portugal needs some aid – they might as well just start packaging the bailout tomorrow.  Naturally, markets are rallying around the globe on this news.  If no one ever loses then why would anyone ever be risk averse ever again?  (via Danske Bank):

“If Ireland seeks help (Scenario B) we expect Portugal to follow, either immediately or following a short period of market tension. The answer to everyone’s question – “who is next” – is without doubt “Portugal”. Therefore, everyone may find themselves running for the door (once again) if Portugal tries to avoid this fate. In that case it will eventually have to follow. Portugal has already faced two rehearsals so they are likely to have learnt their lesson and try to end the pain sooner rather than later. The biggest risk is that the debt crisis will spread to Spain and Italy. Spain is affordable – at least in theory. Its funding requirement is approximately twice that of Greece.

It is debatable how much lending is really available from the EFSF. Given that Greece, Ireland and others being helped will not contribute and also that the guarantee must be 120% of lending and that it is the guarantee that adds up to the EUR440bn in the EFSF, there is only around EUR350bn available for lending by the EFSF. In addition there is EUR60bn in the stabilization mechanism and EUR30bn + EUR175bn (50% of EUR350bn) from the IMF. Consequently, around EUR600bn should be on the table, enough to help Ireland, Portugal and Spain (Greece has its own EUR110bn package).     But Italy is not affordable. Italy’s funding requirement is five times that of Greece, and there are fewer countries left to help out the bad apples (Italy and Spain are the 3rd and 4th largest economies in the euro area). If Italy needs to be bailed out we will need to consider scenarios including less orderly defaults and the possible exit from the euro area for one or more countries.

We think that the likelihood that Portugal will eventually need (and get) help if Ireland receives support from the EFSF is very high. For Spain and Italy the likelihood that they will need help is much lower.”

What a mess.  Capitalism without losers is like Catholicism without hell.  Unfortunately, central banks around the world are creating a nice version of hell of on earth for many of the citizens they are supposed to protect.  And who knows what kind of market disaster is looming in the future as investors become conditioned to the fact that no one can ever lose again.

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Millions to lose unemployment benefits

 

 

Contributed by BARRACUDA on 22 November 2010 07:11:57

Sun Nov 21, 2010  

           

(Via)presstv

About 14.8 million Americans are looking for work.

Millions of jobless Americans are expected to lose their unemployment benefits, as lawmakers in the House of Representatives have failed to extend the program.

In eleven days, 800,000 people will lose all their benefits and by the end of the year, 2 million people will join their ranks, a Press TV correspondent reported on Saturday.
House Democrats and Republicans blame each other. Party leaders in Congress disagreed over how the $12.5 billion measure would be funded.
“This is unprecedented,” US unemployment analyst Scott Lilly says.
“We have always gone to extended benefits when we had unemployment above 7 to 7.5 percent. It is 9.5 percent now and we are terminating the program,” he added.
House Republicans and 11 Democrats wanted more spending cuts before they would authorize the extension.
Meanwhile, according to the Department of Labor, the current unemployment rate has been around the stubborn 9.6 percent for weeks, with 14.8 million people looking for work.
In the past 3 years, federal spending for unemployment recipients has reached more than $300 billion.
This comes as the United States is about to start its holiday season and its coldest. Even with the federal government's subsidizing job and welfare programs, nearly one in 5 Americans say they lack the money to buy basic groceries.
Despite the deadlock in Congress, there is still a chance for millions of Americans to receive unemployment checks.
If lawmakers can reach an agreement, the House has two days after this Thursday to pass benefits legislation.
ASH/HRF

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Sexual Debauchery: Instrument of Satanic NWO

 

Vatic Note: Its the Children they are after.... big time. If you watched the "Anti-Christ Conspiracy" videos the other day, this very thing was discussed in depth in those videos, especially the second set of videos, then if you read the Protocols of the Elders of Zion which lays out a blue print for using debauchery to destroy our youth, and then look at this Calvin "Klein" ad and you can see who Calvin is and you can see thier plan being put perfectly into place in the destruction and demise of our country, culture, religions and nation state. This was so representative of all the research and articles and videos that we have put up here over these many months, that I had to add it into the mix since it proves what we have been saying. These are the people that need to be kicked out of the country. No more. Remember Lady GaGa on MTV and that series of statanic debauchery her produces make her do??? Leave our children alone. You obviously have ruined your own, so leave ours to grow up in ways that enhance their lives and not destroy them. Go to India or China, but get the hell out of here.
Sexual Debauchery: Instrument of Satanic NWO
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/7103
By Jeff Jefferson, www.henrymakow.com
January 4, 2010

A recent billboard campaign from the designer, Calvin Klein, has caused a stir. The ad features youths engaged in group sex on a couch. The scene depicts a topless girl (I intentionally say girl, not woman) lying on top of a shirtless boy whose head rests on the lap of another shirtless boy. She is kissing the boy that is sitting.. Another shirtless boy lies on the floor in front of the others. The sexual messages that this image transmits are very obvious.
Everyday, the average person is bombarded with sexual images like this. What is striking about the Calvin Klein ad is that it depicts people that are quite young. From many of the comments that I have read on news-blogs, the outraged are in the minority. In fact, most of the comments are directed towards calling the outraged "prudes." What does this say about a society that defends the sexualization of its youth? Such a society has lost its moral compass. (VN: Actually with our youth gone, we have lost our country and our culture, so its bigger than that)


Of course, this situation has been established incrementally over many years. There has been a long running, concerted, effort to slowly drag western society into a state of depravity. The conspirators often target children and teens because they are at an age where impressions have long lasting consequences. Hitler was well aware that to bring about future realities, one must capture the minds of the young: as he stated in Mein Kampf, "Look at these young men and boys! What material! With them, I can make a new world." A new world is exactly what is in the making.
Just when people have become numb to the idea of students putting condoms on bananas in public schools, the conspirators have stepped up their assault on the minds of children. In the U.S., President Obama's Safe School Czar, Kevin Jennings, is a founding member of a group known as GLSEN (Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network). In April of 2005, GLSEN organized events at high schools across Massachusetts to promote tolerance. In at least one high school, copies of "The Little Black Book - Queer in the 21st Century"," which discusses very explicit sex acts along with a directory of gay bars, were distributed to students middle school age and older.
http://www.massresistance.org/docs/issues/black_book/black_book_inside.h...
At another conference, GLSEN handed out "fisting kits" along with detailed instructions on how this act is performed.
http://gatewaypundit.firstthings.com/2009/12/fistgate-ii-high-school-stu...
Currently, GLSEN is promoting a list of books that they recommend schools use to educate students from grades K-12. The stated purpose of these books are to promote tolerance, etc. The children and young teen characters in these books are depicted engaging in various sex acts with other children and adults. Sample excerpts from these books can be found here:
http://gatewaypundit.firstthings.com/2009/12/breaking-obamas-safe-school...
Hiding behind the façade of tolerance education, these N.W.O. conspirators are exposing young minds to sexual depravity. Much of the material deals with objectifying one's sex partner: random indiscriminate sex, fetishes, sex between children and adults, etc. From these stories, students can conclude that people are no longer potential companions with thoughts and feelings with which one can form a solid lasting relationship; instead, people become sexual objects, pieces of flesh to be used to gratify oneself. Everyone and everything is fair game. Sex is fetish. We are all predators.
The Calvin Klein billboard captures the essence of this state of mind. The girl is an object to be used by the three boys. One gets the sense that if she were not there, the boys would be using each other. But the real shock is in how average people have become immune to the image. This is the result of so called "tolerance" education. What passes for tolerance is really a guise for erasing instincts which distinguish between healthily and sick, good and evil.
There is nothing prudish about decency. There is nothing prudish about wanting to protect your children from sexual images and ideas that they expose them to exploitation and debauchery. Instead of teaching children about "tolerance," they need to be taught love and respect for other people. They need to be taught that sex without love and respect is, in essence, just beating off with a helper.
Link to this posting: Home/Front Page Of Henry Makow's Website 4th January 2010: http://www.henrymakow.com/ and is permanently located here: http://www.henrymakow.com/_by_jeff_jefferson.html
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Here was an interesting comment about Calvin CLine who did this ad above in such a sexually obvious manner. I found this enlightening with the links to back it up. Do you think having two Presidents in a row who are bisexual says something about how far down we have come in our tolerance and lack of limits or standards anymore?
Comment by a viewer:
Well, probably worth mentioning is that Calvin Klein is a homosexual, and was considered by others to be part of the "Gay Mafia." From Wikipedia:
"The Gay Mafia or Velvet Mafia is a term used to describe the amalgamation of gay lobby and rights groups in politics and the media. The "Gay Mafia" and "Velvet Mafia" are typically associated with the upper echelons of the fashion and entertainment industries, and the terms are also used humorously by gay people themselves, some looking to David Geffen as the unofficial head.
"This "mafia" included Calvin Klein, David Geffen, Barry Diller, Truman Capote, Halston, Andy Warhol, Sandy Gallen, and Jann Wenner. The term was tongue-in-cheek, describing a "powerful social clique, not some truly devious alliance ruling either an industry or our politics."[2]"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_Mafia
Interesting that once again, a gay man is behind some sort of degrading and/or depraved aspect of pop culture in the modern world. The Wiki entry makes sure to point out that this "Gay Mafia" is not a "truly devious alliance ruling either an industry or our politics," but Calvin Klein is indeed a deviant, ruling over the fashion industry. The ads he generates speak for themselves. Most all of those people named ruled over their respective industries at one point. That's exactly why they're called the gay "mafia" and not the gay "gathering of harmless men."
Abercrombie and Fitch is another one with the controversial fashion advertisements featuring sexualized youths. They might be worth adding to your article. (A page full of Google images using the search phrase "Abercrombie and Fitch controversial ads"
http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&source=hp&q=abercrombie%20and%20fi...



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