Saturday, December 15, 2012

Doomsday/Mayan Prediction

Some people believe that 12/21/2012 is the end of the world. Others believe that it is a day of some catastrophic event because of the end of the Mayan calendar. If it is the end, there's not much you can or should do. However, if there is some disaster in the near future, shouldn't you and your family be ready to face it head-on?

10 Things
Many articles have been written on stockpiling. Here is one of the more common checklists of things to have on hand for emergencies:

  1. Water and Non-Perishable Food - You should have 1 gallon of water/person/day. You should also have some sort of water filter system available, in case the municipal supply is contaminated. Canned goods can be eaten without cooking. Also have dry goods in case cooking is not a problem.
  2. Flashlights and Batteries - Use common size batteries, like AA, instead of batteries that are hard to find. 
  3. Candles, Matches, and Lighters - A small flame can light up an entire room and large ones provide a couple of hours of light for weeks. Keep your matches in a waterproof container.
  4. Clothes and Blankets - Keep clothes in a dry sack or bag. Give priority to wool because it keep you warm even in damp conditions. Suggestions: wool hat, wool socks, wool sweater, a pair of pants, a neck gaiter, underwear, gloves, and a jacket with a hood.
  5. Portable Stove or Camp Stove - Propane stoves or liquid-fuel stoves work best. Make yourself a Rocket Stove (YouTube it).
  6. Alternate Heat - Have a backup in case your primary heat source goes out. A fireplace, wood stove, or kerosene or propane space heater are good examples. Don't forget the fuel.
  7. Liquor, Coffee, and Cigarettes - These things make excellent barter items. Alcohol can also be used as a disinfectant.
  8. Guns and Ammunition - A .22 rifle, or a 12 gauge shotgun are good choices. Be sure you have plenty of ammo.
  9. Medical Kit - Medical kits should include first aid basics, plus a supply of regular medications you take. 
  10. Tools - Hammer, axe, screwdrivers, a knife, multitool, tape and glue, rope and twine, and a pry bar. 

Why Do This?
Remember Hurrincane Katrina? Hurrincane Sandy? That should be enough to get you moving! Does this make you a Prepper? You bet! Does this make you crazy? Nope!

Friday, December 14, 2012


"Why Are Doomsday Preppers Hated So Much?

Have you noticed that it has become trendy to bash preppers?  For a long time the prepper movement was ignored, but now it has become so large that it is getting very difficult for the mainstream media to pretend that it is not there.  In fact, it has been estimated that there are now approximately 3 million preppersin the United States alone.  So now the mainstream media has decided that mocking the movement is the best strategy, and lots of “critics” and “skeptics” out there have picked up on this trend.  Instead of addressing the very real issues that have caused millions of Americans to prepare for the worst, those criticizing the prepper movement attempt to put the focus on individual personalities.  They try to find the strangest nutjobs they possibly can and then hold them up as “typical preppers”.  The goal is to portray preppers as tinfoil hat wearing freaks that need to be locked up in the loony bin for their own personal safety and for the good of society.  The criticism of preppers has really ramped up in recent months, and it will likely get even worse in 2013.  The establishment does not like any movement that is outside of their control, and the prepper movement is definitely not under their control.

Often, hit pieces on the prepper movement are disguised as articles or shows that are supposed to be “balanced” looks at the movement.  This is especially true of shows such as “Doomsday Preppers“.  That show is the highest rated show that the National Geographic channel has ever had, and it can be a lot of fun to watch.  But if you notice carefully, they almost always try to feature people that they consider to be “freaks” or that are “on the fringe of society”.  Many other “reality shows” follow the exact same recipe.  The goal is to draw high ratings by running a “freak show” that people can’t help but watch.

Even if you go on such a show and try to do your best to explain your prepping in a rational and coherent manner, they will still edit the footage so that it makes you look like a freak.  It really is a no-win proposition.  These shows are trying to make it clear that preppers should be mocked.  The underlying implication is that these people are crazy and that what they are doing is stupid.

And at the end of each segment, the producers of the show are careful to include reasons why the prepper that was just featured is being irrational and why the things they are preparing for are extremely unlikely to happen.  Just in case you missed the message they have been trying to communicate the entire time, they come right out and tell you the conclusion that you are supposed to come to.

And of course we see the same attitudes reflected in reviews of the show.  For example, the following is from a recent Los Angeles Times review of the new season of Doomsday Preppers…"

Thursday, December 13, 2012

QE 4

Not Queen Elizabeth IV
QE 4 means "Quantative Easing part 4." This is the invention of Ben Bernanke, the Federal Reserve Chairman. Bernanke is deliberately devaluing YOUR dollars by printing money out of thin air. Unfortunately this is all quite legal. Thank both Congress and President Nixon.

Congress created the Federal Reserve Bank in 1913 which was supposed to protect our American dollar. However since its inception the dollar has decreased in value 96%. The net result is the insidious tax otherwise know as INFLATION. We don't even know who owns the Federal Reserve Bank. Perhaps George Soros has a piece of the action.

President Nixon in 1974 abolished the Gold Standard. This allowed Congress to establish a debt ceiling which lets them spend money they don't have and it allowed banks to use fiat currency without backing it up with gold. The next affect over time has been to devalue our currency and to allow the Federal Reserve to print money out of worthless paper. Our currency is NOT backed by anything!

Latest Easing
Now Ben Bernanke is launching another round of devaluing our currency. He's now printing $45 BILLION dollars a month and is buying US Treasuries with the valueless money. This act used to be against the law, but our Congress said that it was OK for the Treasury to sell bonds to the Fed. That's called "Monitizing" the debt. It's the best way to make American dollars worthless. You print money on worthless paper and then use it to buy bonds sold by the Treasury to help reduce our debt. The net affect is to debase our currency and cause increases in inflation.

Bernanke knows this and continues to perform this operation.

Action To Take
Demand that Congress put a stop to these destructive practices and FIRE Ben Bernanke!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

You're Not Alone

Recent Poll
The Washington Post-ABC news poll reports that 54% of participants surveyed disapprove of Speaker Boehner's fiscal cliff negotiations. Only 24% approved of his negotiating. That sums-up our feeling too!

Why reward BAD BEHAVIOR over and over and over again? How long would you last at work if you received a poor performance rating over and over again? It's time to DUMP THE HEAD CHUMP in the House of Representatives and send him a strong message.

The times are a changing' and he'd better get on board or get thrown out of Congress all together.

Action To Take
Follow this link to fire Speaker Boehner. Don't procrastinate. Do it today. You HAVE the power to make a difference. Use it!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Make Believe

Kool Aid
Are you still drinking Kool Aid? Do you actually believe that John Boehner will NOT capitulate to President Obama?

The Bush tax cuts will expire. Congress will not make any cuts in federal spending. Speaker Boehner will cave-in and there will be tax increases for more individuals than planned.

If this sounds negative, you're right. Look at the Congressional performance from the last time they faced making spending cuts. They couldn't do it so they created the "Super Committee." They are the ones who came up with the current disaster. They created the extreme cuts in military spending. They created the "fiscal cliff" scenario.

Reminder: Congress is supposed to create and follow an annual budget every year.

FACT: Our Senate has not met this performance requirement for the past four years. If they can't do a budget, what makes you think they can actually do anything serious about the deficit?

Do you still trust that they will look-out for your interests or the interests of this country? Hardly. Look at their record!  After all, they're just politicians. They lie and look you in the face, while they borrow and spend money they don't earn and give it to people who don't work, or blow it on bankrupt companies under the guise of Green Energy.

You or I could do a better job.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Do Something Positive

Yes, WE CAN Fire Boehner!
In case you haven't heard about it, there is a group active in the US who is seeking to FIRE House Speaker John Boehner ("R", OH). Incidentally, the "R" stands for RINO! Boehner is a milk-toast when it comes to serious negotiations. He's weak and let's Obama have HIS way! The AMA is a group of like minded CONSERVATIVE thinkers who are actively tying to FIRE John Boehner as Speaker of the House of representatives. Good for them.

Rather than roll-over and give-in to the Democrats on raising taxes and NOT cut spending - (ignoring Conservative principles), the American Majority Action group (AMA) campaigning to fire the Speaker.

Their web link is here:

The AMA are sick and tired of watching the Republican Party waffle and cave to Obama's demands over and over again under John Boehner's crappy "leadership." They are going to recommend to the Republican controlled House, three qualified Representatives instead of TURNCOAT Boehner.

The group will endorse Republican Representatives Jeb Hensarling (TX), Jim Jordan (OH) and Tom Price of (GA) to replace House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Whip Kevin McCarthy. AMA has been pushing the #FireBoehner hashtag on Twitter and encouraging people to stand up against the Speaker for abandoning conservatism.

The men suggested have strong Conservative records and truly represent the people!

Action To Take
You can influence American politics in Washington. Read the web site posted above. Follow their directions on how to fire the Speaker. Let your Congressional representatives know you want Boehner FIRED. Also let them know that if they ignore you this time, they will ALSO be out of a job because you will FIRE THEM in their next bid for re-election. It's time to stop IGNORING the Deficit and START CUTTING big government entitlements!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Game Plan

A Kid's Game
Any kid can future out Obama's game plan for "fixing" the fiscal cliff problem. He campaigned on raising taxes and that's just what he will do. He promoted class warfare, why stop with just the rich? There's nothing stopping him from limiting who he will raise taxes on so why not go for the gold and nail everybody in one swoop? In other words, Obama will let the Bush tax cuts all expire. This will not only punish the rich but also the entire middle class and the lower class as well. It will most likely plunge America into another recession.

Does Obama Care?
Chicago-style politicians don't play softball. They like to punish their opponents. Why else do you think that Obama wants to have full powers to raise the debt ceiling by himself? This action humiliates the GOP and gives him stronger dictatorial powers. Incidentally, the powers Obama strives for are not given to him, (or any President), in the Constitution. They ARE those of a DICTATOR!  In case you haven't noticed, Obama ignores the Constitution by circumventing Congress altogether! Instead he regulates using his CZARS or writes Presidential Executive Directives (another stretch of Presidential power).

Observe: If Obama really wanted to help solve the problem, why would he schedule a 20 day lavish vacation at the eleventh hour? In addition, he never mentions government cutting. He's as sincere as  termite! This illustrates Obama's negotiating in a bi-partisan way. He demands what HE wants, says he won't capitulate, and then leaves town to let it crash and burn.

When the SHTF
When the economy crashes (as the experts claim it will), Obama will never concede that HE is responsible. No, instead, he will point the finger again at the STUPID GOP and blame them again. Speaking of which, the GOP is nothing more now that a wing of the Democratic Party because they WILL raise taxes and cave to Obama's demands.

The Game Plan
Why did America re-elect this guy? Seriously! He doesn't care about the national debt - it's just the opposite.  His way is to expand government, continue spending us into disaster, and borrowing until he destroys the dollar. His goal is to CRASH the economy, and redistribute what's left to anyone who wants free stuff. Read Cloward and Piven's strategy for collapsing a government. Obama is following it to a tee.

Americans have been duped and haven't figured-out that Obama is NOT a friend to America as it was established, or to Americans who want to keep it that way. Maybe it DOES take a national calamity before people wake up. If that's true, then America will face some very dire consequences for being so apathetic!