Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Join The Revolt: No Gun Needed.


Revolution is more than just picking up torches, pitchforks and guns.

It's more than throwing a rope over the nearest tree limb.

It's more than just saying "No".

It's more than saying "Hell No!"

It is screaming in the faces of the oppressors "*&%$ YOU!", and refusing to participate.

Refuse to participate. Right now.

Scrap your credit cards. Even your store cards. Keep one for emergencies.

And for Pete's sakes, pick another bank.'s "Safe and Sound" ratings website to help you choose a locally owned and operated bank.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Sucker Born Every Minute

The "Bernie Madoff" survival kit marketed by Black Umbrella.

According to the story linked below, included in the kit is a PVC raincoat which allegedly "protects against radiation". Uh....yeah....

And a big Sharpie to write messages anyone can read. Obviously, the well heeled are not aware of OpSec.

Black Umbrella is operated by Catherine Hooper and her fiance' Andrew Madoff, son of the now infamous Bernie Madoff.

Man, the nut doesn't fall far from the tree.

Read the full story here.

When you visit the Black Umbrella site make sure you click through the links and read how little information they provide you on just exactly what they are giving you.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Any thoughts?

Read more about what happened and why here: "YouTube Hero: Australian Boy Body-Slams His Bully"

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Just Another Example

It can happen anywhere, at any time. People's fuses are near non-existent. Are you prepared to deal with an assailant?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

It's Over

"Game Over".

The iconic phrase once limited to pinball machines and video games has made its way into modern American English and is often used interchangeably with "S.O.L.", "Screwed The Pooch", and "Epic Fail".

Any of these terms can be used to describe where the human race is today.

More specifically, it is where America is today.

The world is literally coming apart at the seams, and we're ruled by fools.

In January 2010, Haiti was struck by a 7.0 earthquake. American politicians made their pronouncements and threw a few dollars at that rock in the Caribbean, and as soon as everyone felt good about themselves , promptly abandoned it.

Even the media packed up and went home to leave thousands to die of disease, and suffer chronic shortages of food.

And now Japan, where the effects of the disaster have global implications (both environmentally and economically), hasn't seen near the level of help that Haiti received.

I want you to go here to 2010 Disaster Calendar, and go through the year, month by month, and look to see how your fellow man suffered and died.

We're only three months into 2011, and already the list is impressive. Just go look.

And so....

Today, Obama is taping his March Madness picks while a series of reactor meltdowns threaten the world.

As Japan reeled from aftershocks, and began trying to sort things out last Saturday, Obama played

And cranked up his re-election campaign

Meanwhile, Germany is shutting down seven of its aging nuclear plants due to safety concerns.

Don't worry, American Nuclear Plants Are Better Prepared.

And the unrest in the Arab world continues to escalate with Saudi Arabia having to deploy additional troops to quell an uprising in Bahrain. A state of emergency was declared in Bahrain by its monarch as he clings tenuously to power.

Egypt's young revolutionaries tell Clinton, essentially, GTFO. Story here.

Libya is embroiled into what has turned into a very bloody civil war. No one seems to be willing to help oust Gadhafi, in spite of early statements in support of the rebels, no strike that, FREEDOM FIGHTERS.

Italy turns its back on refugees from Libya.

And taking advantage of the distractions, Iran sends weapons to Gaza...again.

That is only part of what is going on in the world, and then we have the stuff here at home to contend with. Hopefully you're all keeping up with the local news.

Tsunami Damages, flooding - which will get worse, our own government funding anti-American groups while it runs out of money, escalating prices for food, imported commodities and fuel continue to rise, counties and even states face bankruptcy.

There are no riots. No bombings. No pitched battles in the street. Just more drugs in the government workplace.

And somehow, people in their collective complacency, realize something isn't right. I just don't think they know what to do.

Mayberry recently expressed his dismay over the fact that the bulk of the American people seemed to not be willing to do anything to change the situation. He even pointed his finger at the III percent movement and today, announced he didn't care anymore.

At one point in my life, I was a crew chief for a stock car team running the now defunct Featherlite SouthWest Tour. We were a California team running short tracks. Low on money, big on hard work, and high on dreams (and gasoline fumes).

Spend all week with a welder, a sheet metal brake, and a wrench just to watch the car get torn up in a single Saturday night show.

It is completely different watching a race from inside the pit, or a spotters position, than from the stands. You see things, smell things, and hear things developing before many of the fans.

You're often powerless to stop what you know is coming.

You can be on the radio shouting at your driver to dive to the inside of the track as a wreck develops up in the front of the pack....but sometimes that just isn't enough.

I think that's where we are. We see what's coming, and we're doing everything we can to get people's attention. You the readers are part of this too. You see what's coming and that's why you keep coming back. I like to think maybe it is because you take some comfort in knowing you're not alone....or crazy.

You've all seen the wrecks during a race. The cars spin and gyrate across the track. Smoke, flame, twisted metal, and exploding parts flying all over the place...and even death. Yet, the cars keep moving down the track.

Maybe we are just watching the wreck as it starts. It will be a long time before the twisted wreckage comes to a rest. Humanity, and society, have been running a huge race with a packed field. It is going to take a while for all of it to stop and for people to start sorting through the wreckage.

Mayberry, maybe that's what we're here for. Maybe we can't stop the wreck. But we have the tools, and the ambition to build again. Maybe we'll get it right this next time.

In the meantime, all of you, don't give up trying to flag off the drivers who haven't yet been collected in the wreck.

Maybe it won't be "Game Over" for them.

Monday, March 14, 2011

May You Live In Interesting Times

The phrase is purported to be a Chinese curse, and the origin of the phrase is somewhat in doubt as can be seen in Wikipedia's entry on the subject.

One thing is certain, the times are interesting. And definitively, a curse upon many living through them.

The disaster in Japan, and its continued escalation with failing MOX reactors, volcanic eruptions, sea shores filled with the bodies of the dead, collapsing economy, continued quakes, dwindling supplies and general despair are the proverbial "I told you so" to the crowd of nay-sayers who have derided the Prepper movement.

I take no pleasure in tweaking the nose of those who would not listen, and in reality, are probably still not listening as this "could never happen in America".

If you watch the above video, you will see two of California's nuclear plants that are located a stone's throw from the Pacific Ocean. It is not hyperbole when I say "A stone's throw" as you can see in the video. They're also sitting on or near active fault lines.

These are designed to survive a 7.0 Earthquake as admitted in the video. Japan just experienced a 9.1.

Interesting times. Very interesting.

Special report: Big California quake likely to devastate state

California on edge after Earthquake activity in the Gulf of California

The Scariest Earthquake Is Yet to Come

Can The Super Moon Cause Chaos?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Fallout: Natural Sources Of Iodine

One of my less tasteful friends made the comment that Japan had to wait sixty years to return the favor of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

I suppose, in a sense, he was correct.

There's been much in the news about having to deal with potential radioactive fallout from the Fukushima powerplant's possible meltdown. Unit One and Unit Three have already been rocked by explosions and the threat to the remaining reactors is growing. Some news articles contend that a meltdown is in progress, or a partial meltdown has already occurred.

If a meltdown does, or has, happened fallout in the form of heavy and light particles will rise into the atmosphere and travel across the Pacific Ocean on air currents.

Maps tracking fallout patterns to the west coast of North America as well as an excellent article can be found here at Modern Survival Blog. It has updates on the developing situation and pertinent information regarding personal preparation.

The good news is many of the heavier particles will drop out of the airstream over the Pacific and probably not make landfall in North America.

The bad news is the more fine, lighter particles, will travel farther before dropping out of the airstream. These will make landfall, possibly as far as Colorado, before dropping out.

The good news is that if the quantity of fallout is small, it will be so widely scattered as to essentially disappear into normally present background radiation sources.

And there's where the hitch is.

How much fallout North America will have to deal with is also a question that is, pardon the pun, up in the air. If we use Chernobyl as a representation of a possible scenario, an estimated 50 TONS (100,000 pounds) of nuclear fuel "evaporated" in the explosion and fire. Much of it landed in the area immediately surrounding the plant, and even more in the areas downwind in the Ukraine. But significant materials remained in the air so that it traveled and triggered radiation detectors in Western Europe, and even the Eastern US.

Remember, Chernobyl was a single reactor. Japan is dealing with the potential for multiple reactor failures.

What most people should be concerned with are Cesium 137, Strontium 90, and Iodine 131.

Cesium 137 is released by reactor accidents and presents a significant health risk in that it distributes itself through the soft tissues and is a strong source of ionizing radiation. Ionizing radiation can destroy your DNA and disrupt the body's cellular functions. Half life is 30 years, and the primary path into the body is ingestion and inhalation.

Strontium 90 is not likely to be released by a reactor accident, BUT it can be. Strontium 90 mimics calcium and is readily taken up by the body. Half life is approximately 30 years and the primary path into the body is ingestion and inhalation.

Iodine 131 is readily absorbed by the thyroid gland as it mimics the non-radioactive form of iodine which is needed for the production of certain hormones. Half life is 8 DAYS, not years, so that is a sort of a blessing. Primary path into the body is ingestion.

Three simple steps to protect yourself from ingesting these elements:

Wash all produce thoroughly with clean running water.

Wash all cans of food prior to opening them to avoid potential contamination from radioactive dust that may have settled on the cans. (Remember your pets, too!)

Avoid drinking from open water sources (streams, ponds, etc.).

Much has been said about purchasing Potassium Iodine (Iodate) in order to flood your thyroid with the needed element to prevent the uptake of the radioactive form of Iodine. Apparently, there are rumors of panic buying.

If you find yourself unable to locate iodine supplements, there are natural sources that are readily available.




Laver (Nori in Japan. It's that greenish/black paper-like wrap around makizushi )

Seafood (fish and shellfish)


Cow's Milk


Mozzarella Cheese

Another strategy is eating peanuts, soybeans (and related like Tofu), canola oil, cassava, strawberries, pine nuts, millet, pears, peaches, spinach, bamboo shoots, sweet potatoes, and anything in the Brassica family. These are known to inhibit the absorption of iodine by the thyroid.

This last suggestion is a stop gap measure only to be considered if you do not have access to a source of iodine.

Friday, March 11, 2011

8.9 Quake 30 Foot Wall Of Water

I watched live video feeds tonight from NHK TV in Japan just after the quake. Watching people running across open farmland or trying to out run the tsunami in cars and trucks only to be overtaken by the relentless wall of water.....

Kasuga Taisha The shrine of my ancestors, dedicated to the Shinto god Ame-no-Koyane, rumored to be a relative.

Even though I am an American and always will be, there is something that will forever be Japanese within me and what I watched tonight ....

No contact with relatives still living in Japan as of yet.

Friday, March 4, 2011

An Alternative Explanation To The World Situation

First, a shout out to "cbron001" over in New York.

You must be a real FNG if that's all you got. I'm actually insulted you don't think me worthy of a real attack. I've seen more sophisticated attacks from 12 year olds. Christ, at least put some effort into it.

You're going to have to do way better than that to hack me. Oh, and expect a call from the tech admins at your school. I'm sure they frown on the use of university resources being used to hack people. I spoke with Officer Stevens in your campus police department.

Very nice guy.

Whatever your beef is with me, there's a comment section at the bottom of every post, and you can always e-mail me. Man up.

No, there's no need to thank me. I do whatever I can to dissuade you young people from squandering your potential in the pursuit of a life of crime.

I'll make you a deal. You leave me alone, and I'll leave you alone. I already have your squirrelmail login. Don't make me use it.

Now that is out of the way....

Next: Want to star in a "survivalist" reality series? The Discovery Network is holding a casting call. Click here.

And finally the post....

I was listening to Coast To Coast today. I download the shows, and listen to them as I drive each day. I'm a few days behind, and I was listening to the show from 2/21/11 and Lucas had a very coherent explanation for what is going on in the world. So, I thought I'd pass it along to you. Listen to the three parts of the interview linked below and see if it makes sense.

In a nut shell, Lucas believes that some in the world are aware of a Brown Dwarf Star that has a long duration orbit, and passes through the inner solar system approximately every 3600 years.

The passage of "The Destroyer" causes tremendous climatic and tectonic upheavals.

He thinks that these people are the "Elite", and their knowledge of an impending disaster explains the tremendous siphoning of wealth, the huge underground construction projects, and the reason governments have established control centers (essentially second capitols) high in the mountains.

You can visit his website, Rabbit Hole here. You can also watch a presentation he did on the Destroyer Star by going to this page on YouTube.




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Core Strength For Dummies

I Chose Liberty: Autobiographies of Contemporary Libertarians

The Healing Codes Manual

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The World Has Become Insane

Crazed Man Fires Shots Out Window

"becomes unhinged" Pistol whips landlord. Throws chair and sneaker through window before firing wildly.

Woman Trashes Liquor Store

Police: Driver In L.I. Crash Was ‘Out To Commit Mayhem’

Man Killed Over Flatulence
Three others stabbed.

Bathroom Ban Leads To Riot At High School

Insanity, it would appear, is spreading. Are you ready to take care of yourself when confronted by out of control people and mobs?

I paid $115.25 to fill the tank in my E-250 this morning. Not fun.

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Teardowns: Learn How Electronics Work by Taking Them Apart

If you've never worked with electronics, and wonder just what all those little pieces are, or have limited experience, here's a great way to learn some practical basics. With things being as they are, being able to salvage components to repair other devices could be a valuable skill for you.

Herbs and Natural Supplements

Home Workshop Guns for Defense and Resistance: The .22 Machine Pistol

Handbook of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Drums Of War *update*

US sends warships, and 1200 Marines to the Mediterranean coast of Libya.

Saudi Arabia sends tanks to Bahrain


US May Have To Bomb Libyan Air Defense Installations

Gaddafi Has Chemical Weapons and he's ready to use them - somewhere, I know somewhere, I've heard this before....



And the liberals here complain about kids drawing guns on paper. Wow. What perspective. These are the kids of our "friends" in Pakistan. I'm sure we'll be resettling "refugees" here and these fun loving little tykes will be in your kid's classrooms! Isn't that going to be so much fun?

It would appear that the USDA has finally awoken to what we've all been tearing our collective hair out over for the past several years. Food prices to skyrocket, riots could follow, suggests USDA. Wow, you don't say?

Is this why FEMA Requests Information on the Availability of 140 Million Packets of Food, Blankets, and Body Bags?


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Sutherland's Handbook For Bicycle Mechanics

This book is out of print and is considered to be the Bible of bicycle mechanics by many bicycling enthusiasts. If things keep heading downhill, bicycles may become more than just a weekend hobby. Grab it while you can!

The Four Hour Body

This book was recommended to me by a fitness freak at one of my accounts. He had noticed my slow, but steady weight gain over the past ten years, and the fact that some old injuries have really been aggravating me (I've ridden falling ladders down to the ground, fallen off of ladders, been in numerous traffic accidents, and have been hit by a truck among other things...LOL! Yeah, probably not a good idea to be near me when the shooting starts!). He said that the information in this book would really help me. I've been looking for a bootleg copy of it online. After his description of it, let's just say I was dubious at best and wasn't going to shell out bucks for quackery. So, I invite you to investigate this as I am planning to.

The Cannabis Grow Bible
Hey! You never know when you might need some renewable barter items, or unconventional medicine.

Optimal Control of Greenhouse Cultivation
Just in case you need to grow your renewable barter items indoors!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Just Needed To Laugh For A Bit

Before I went insane...

Spike Jones: Sabre Dance

Spike Jones: Persian Market Melody

Seriously stick around for the xylophone and tap dance routine at the end.

Spike Jones: Sheik Of Araby

Definitely not politically correct.

Spike Jones: My Old Flame

Spike Jones: Riders In The Sky

If you're wondering why I needed to laugh, watch this:

Multiple parts, will play consecutively if you click on this link and open the YouTube Channel.