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Surviving the future: 10 Things To Do – NOW!


It matters not if an asteroid hits the Earth or the economic collapses or a pandemic flu engulf the world or ….. or ….. .

A major emergency can cause anything from mild inconvenience to total societal breakdown.

What does matter is how you will look after yourself and your loved ones.Here’s the key points:

  1. Learn New Skills
  2. Improve Your Health
  3. Store Backup Food
  4. Create a How-To Library
  5. Start a Side Business
  6. Gather Trade-able Goods
  7. Build Community Alliances
  8. Alternative Energy
  9. Water Purification
  10. Love & Appreciate

From: http://youtu.be/nQQqYb4CIEE by https://www.youtube.com/user/NewAmericaNow

” A quick overview of the Top Ten things to consider in preparing for Surviving 2012.

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Inspired by the article:  http://www.activistpost.com/2012/01/10-things-to-do-to-survive-2012.html

 

The Silver Bullet and The Silver Shield


 

Via: http://thegreatesttruthnevertold.com/silver-bullet-silver-shield/

Part 1

Vid 1 from: http://youtu.be/qfC9VQGkqDQ

My summary of vid 1:

  • Fear & Greed are the most powerful motivators for humans.
  • Having physical silver is the ‘bullet’ and the ‘shield’ against the banking elite in the post-dollar world.
  • The ruling elite do not care how we vote, spend, protest, etc. as long as we continue to pay our taxes.
  • We already pay for our own enslavement.
  • The elite will convert their paper money into real money such as silver.
  • Every single evil in this world is only possible through the elite’s debt-money system and the their control of our money, food, industries, government, media, natural resources, capital markets, military and ultimately YOU.
  • This control enables war, propaganda, police states, corruption, pollution, crimes, drug trade, disintegration of families, etc.
  • Imagine if we did not waste our efforts on debt, war and taxes.

Part 2

Vid 2 from: http://youtu.be/8oJVjWniLzk

My summary of vid 2:

  • Silver has been used as money throughout history.
  • Today, it is not used as money because it is not circulated but have value.
  • Metals are not actually worth anything in themselves. Their value is in the human effort to mine and process the ore (money is the crystallisation of labour).

Part 3

Vid 3 from: http://youtu.be/XFk2edVm5mk

My summary of vid 3:

  • 95% of all the gold ever mined is still in existence.
  • 95% of all the silver ever mined has been used or destroyed.
  • The elite own tonnes of gold and no silver.
  • Silver is usually mined as a by-product of other minerals and metals.
  • No central bank has silver to sell.
  • The silver market is very small compared to gold.

Part 4

Vid 4 from: http://youtu.be/PLC4qfX5p1g

My summary of vid 4:

  • Silver is the most widely-used chemical next to oil.
  • Silver has more industrial uses than gold. Some of its uses cannot be substituted with other metals. Therefore its price is inelastic (unlike gold). That is, as its price rises, demand does not drastically reduce.
  • Govermenets do not have any reserves of silver to sell.
  • “Paper [money] is poverty. It is the ghost of money. It is not money itself” Thomas Jefferson.

More

There’s 10s of other vids in the playlist: at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAC607AF992A840A8

Counter-Arguement

As a counterpoint, here’s a vid as to “Why silver and gold won’t protect you from the economic collapse that’s coming”.

Vid 5 from: http://youtu.be/ydgMnQYtF6U

My summary of vid 5:

  • Gold and Silver will go up in price.
  • If you have cash, convert it to gold and silver, not paper investments.
  • The economic collapse will not happen overnight – rather over a number of years.
  • Ultimately we need tangible assets. That is: FOOD. You can’t eat gold or silver.
  • If/When the collapse happens, food will be the most precious commodity.
  • Food has its problems (suitable land, access to seeds, pests, water supply, theft/protection, etc.

 

 

 

Bisphenol-A BPA: Exposed


From: http://experimentalvaccines.org/2012/04/19/93-of-americans-have-plastic-in-their-blood-urine-bisphenol-a-bpa/

Video from: http://youtu.be/v3i7vMluVj4

Would you believe that 93% of Americans have “Plastic” in their blood and Urine? How about if I told you that 42% of the rivers tested in America turned up positive for Bisphenol-A or BPA a man made epoxy resin used in the production of most all consumer plastic goods sold in America. These goods include things we use on a daily basis; money, water, food, clothes, toothbrushes, DVD & CD’s, eyeglasses and food containers. The BPA Chemical leaches out of these products and into your system. The worst of it comes from microwaved foods and heated beverages like baby formula. Let’s take a look at what our government regulatory agencies have to say about Bisphenol-A and its effects on both our environment and our bodies.

 

USA: Feeding The Homeless Is BANNED


Is it 1st April already?

Video from: http://youtu.be/k65ttFM1Zgs

Via: http://www.brasschecktv.com/videos/food/bloomberg-policing-homeless-diets-.html

Article from: http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/feeding-the-homeless-banned-in-major-cities-all-over-america

What would you do if you came across someone on the street that had not had anything to eat for several days?  Would you give that person some food?  Well, the next time you get that impulse you might want to check if it is still legal to feed the homeless where you live.  Sadly, feeding the homeless has been banned in major cities all over America.  Other cities that have not banned it outright have put so many requirements on those that want to feed the homeless (acquiring expensive permits, taking food preparation courses, etc.) that feeding the homeless has become “out of reach” for most average people.  Some cities are doing these things because they are concerned about the “health risks” of the food being distributed by ordinary “do-gooders”.  Other cities are passing these laws because they do not want homeless people congregating in city centers where they know that they will be fed.  But at a time when poverty and government dependence are soaring to unprecedented levels, is it really a good idea to ban people from helping those that are hurting?

This is just another example that shows that our country is being taken over by control freaks.  There seems to be this idea out there that it is the job of the government to take care of everyone and that nobody else should even try.

But do we really want to have a nation where you have to get the permission of the government before you do good to your fellow man?

It isn’t as if the government has “rescued” these homeless people.  Homeless shelters all over the nation are turning people away each night because they have no more room.  There are many homeless people that are lucky just to make it through each night alive during the winter.

Sometimes a well-timed sandwich or a cup of warm soup can make a world of difference for a homeless person.  But many U.S. cities have decided that feeding the homeless is such a threat that they had better devote law enforcement resources to making sure that it doesn’t happen.

This is so twisted.  In America today, you need a “permit” to do almost anything.  We are supposed to be a land of liberty and freedom, but these days government bureaucrats have turned our rights into “privileges” that they can revoke at any time. …

The bureaucrats are officially out of control.

In America today, it seems like almost everything is illegal.

One church down in Louisiana was recently ordered to stop giving out water because it did not have a government permit.

Well, I don’t know about you, but I sure am going to give a cup of cold water to someone if they need it whether I have a permit or not.

It is as if common sense has totally gone out the window in this nation.

Over in New Hampshire, a woman is being sued for planting flowers in her own front yard.

This is the kind of thing that makes me glad that I have moved to a much more rural location.  People in the country tend to be much more relaxed.

Sadly, those that love to micro-manage others continue to get the upper hand in America.  Back in January, 40,000 new laws went into effect all over America.  The politicians continue to hit us with wave after wave of regulations and laws with no end in sight.

All of this is making America a very unpleasant place in which to live.

See also: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-22/philadelphia-regulates-brotherly-love-to-curb-homeless-picnics.html

 

Mechanically Separated Chicken (MSC)


From: http://youtu.be/iQqhyP2YQys

Uploaded by on 21 Feb 2012

Have you ever wondered what’s in your chicken nuggets, fast food chicken burritos and your children’s school lunches?

 

There again, if you are going to kill an animal for food, using the whole animal must be better than allowing bits to go to waste.

There again, the MSC is sanitised with ammonia, re-flavoured with artificially additives and re-coloured with dyes.

There again, I suppose it maximises profits for the manufacturers.

 
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Posted by on 2012-02-26 in Consumerism, Food

 

This is Halal


If the vet did this to you pet dog (or cat/gerbil/etc.) would you complain?

From: http://youtu.be/h_bZzxep87c

This video filmed by GAIA exposes the suffering caused by the Halal method of animal slaughter.

As you can see the animals are not stunned before they are killed. Many animals endure several minutes of sheer panic and agony before they die. This slaughter is happening around the world including Europe. It is also happening in the U.K. This meat is also being imported to the U.K. in large quantities RIGHT NOW. It is being sold in restaurants, pubs, schools, supermarkets, and many fast food outlets across the UK – completely unlabeled.

You may well have eaten this stuff without realising it.

In some abattoirs the animals are stunned so that they are partially paralysed but not rendered unconscious, so called ‘stun to stun’ This kind of stunning can often be more cruel as the animal cannot express the pain it is suffering.

Please write to your MP and demand a ban on Halal and Kosher slaughter in Europe and clear labeling of un-stunned meat: http://www.writetothem.com

From: http://youtu.be/uPLhj5qP2Ug

Halal meat is becoming an intrinsic part of your national diet whether you know it or not, whether you like it or not.

Islam WILL be controlling our Western political and social systems if we allow halal meat to continue.

What would you feel like if you were told that you could only eat Jewish kosher meat from now on? Well, why allow the same type of ridiculous religious-fed cruelty and irrationality to infect your lives in the name of Islam? I guess I’m being racist again, eh?

 

Occupy Leeds needs:


Although any ‘Occupy XXXXXXX…’ protest does not address the real issues (fiat money, strawman, political corruption, imaginary debts, etc.) any & all protests should be supported – The Powers That Be need to told that we do not consent to our enslavement.

From: http://www.occupyleeds.co.uk/wish-list/

Camp Essentials

Cooking, Water & Food
  • Water carriers / containers
  • Stoves and fuel
  • Pans and cooking utensils
  • Bowls, plates, mugs and cutlery
  • Stove / camping kettle
  • Tea bags / instant coffee, UHT milk, milk powder, sugar
  • Tea / Coffee earns, to allow us to provide warm drinks to volunteers and the public
  • Cool bags / boxes
Security
  • Perimeter / cordon marking tape
  • Torches / head torches
  • Bucket with sand
  • Fire extinguisher
Hygiene
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Washing up bowl, washing up liquid, clothes and sponges
Materials
  • Card for sign making
  • Marker pens
  • Tape, string or twine
  • Sticky-back plastic
Legal
  • Bust cards
 

Right to govern ourselves


This letter is has been circulating for a while now. Although I am member of The British Constitution Group, I can’t find the original posting on their website. However, it reads:

” The British Constitution Group. The Annex. Scott Lodge. Scott Road. Plymouth.
0151 601 4694.

IT IS OUR RIGHT TO GOVERN OURSELVES
The People’s Voice
For the attention of: David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Edward Miliband and all Members of Parliament,
We Have Had Enough.
This letter is a warning – from the people. It is not a request that requires an answer, but it does require a response – by way of action on your part that demonstrates that you understand its substance and the seriousness of our intent.
The collective political establishment has betrayed the British people by transferring our national sovereignty to a foreign power without our consent. This is in defiance of our constitution and an act of treason.
You do not need to know how many people we represent today, only how many we might represent tomorrow and you should know that our numbers grow daily. This letter thus serves as your window of opportunity to make amends and give remedy for the crimes committed against us. We will show compassion for those who recant and we will be ruthless with those who do not concede to the wishes of the people.
Ignoring this letter is not an option… if you think it is, then this serves only to demonstrate that your intellect is subservient to your arrogance.  You may feel that you can ignore it because you are too powerful, but to do so is to underestimate the seething resentment that the people feel for the political establishment in general.
I, the undersigned, did not write this letter, but it expresses what I think about the way that we are being misgoverned. You have acted in contempt of the principles of democracy and shown total disregard for our right to govern ourselves. It does not matter who penned the words of this letter, what matters is what it says.
For the past several decades the British people have been treated with extraordinary and total contempt by the collective political establishment. It has not mattered which political party has been in office or ‘power’ as you insist on calling it, nothing ever changes. We are continually subjected to the same global agenda. We have been used and abused like pawns in your game of supremacy in which a dynastic ruling class see themselves as ordained to rule as masters – with impunity, whilst we the people, as virtual slaves, are supposedly destined to obey – without question. You have persistently and consistently undermined our democracy by agreeing to treaties with foreign political elites who have no business in our affairs.
You have rewarded yourself with the trappings of office – high salaries, luxuries denied most of us, privileges, pensions, prestige and benefits that we can only dream of… whilst burdening us with ever-higher taxes, derisory pensions and declining standards of public services. It is we who pay the price for your malfeasance.
The story of Britain over the past several decades that will be told in the history books of tomorrow is the story of betrayal, greed, corruption, nepotism, treason and modern day fascism – the latter of which manifests itself in the global agenda being imposed upon us against our will.
The European Union – a step process towards global governance is now fully exposed. Built on lies and deceit is being hoisted by its own petard – the edifice is crumbling but still the political elite like demented fools, continue to feed on their own delusions. The docile masses, mesmerised by trivia, propaganda, complacency and ignorance have still somehow managed to grasp some basic elements of the truth, alerted almost certainly by the blatant and arrogant refusal of the political elite to tell the truth even when it stands proud in the rubble of political deceit and betrayal.
The political class are discredited at every level. They rant about the benefits of our subjugation to a foreign enterprise, peace, prosperity and democracy where in reality chaos, dictatorship and corruption reign supreme. European economies are on the brink of collapse because of the corrupt banking cartels, there is visible resistance on the streets and people call for lawful rebellion. But less known, there is clandestine resistance behind closed doors. Whilst the majority advocate a peaceful uprising, the extremes will always be in the mix and when passion and anger are fused and those aggrieved can find no remedy… violent resistance is as understandable as the passion for life itself.
The police and militia that you currently rely on to defend yourselves against the people’s retribution… are made up of our own, they are not your people – and when they learn about your betrayal and your intent…. AND THEY WILL – they will turn against you. Their awakening, which you cannot stop, is your Achilles heel. Your greatest fear must be that we will impose upon you the regimes and repression that you had planned for us.
People are meeting in groups across the country, talking across oceans… they are disparate, disorganised and without an effective plan to repel the global agenda… as yet. BUT a leadership is emerging… organisers are co-ordinating and small groups are linking to form larger groups.  The dichotomies of left v right, Christian v Muslim, , black v white, Catholic v Protestant, which have been used to great effect to divide and conquer in the past, will find no favour in this war. The call to arms that will unite us will be ‘the people v the global elite’ – the cry will cascade street to street and find easy passage and universal support – for our common purpose has greater value and strength than yours.
We have a constitution – which you ignore. We have been denied our democratic rights, regardless, we have clearly expressed our wishes, in one opinion poll after another, that we do not want to be governed by a foreign unelected officialdom, but still you disregard us. We are promised a referendum on our future, but then you recant. You speak in support of our views when in opposition, but act to the contrary when we elect you.
You consult with corporate executives, international bankers, non-government organisations, international charities, academia, foreign dignitaries, political elites, think tanks and lobbyist – collectively a tiny minority, who do not represent us. These groups all emanate from the same social strata, with their own agendas to satisfy and all funded by the same cartel. You take note of their every whim, but you care not a jot for what we think or what we want. Your children are given jobs, with big salaries fresh from university and then rapidly climb the corporate ladder as reward by the same corporate bodies who you have favoured with your decisions. Our children must make their own way in an increasingly desperate world.  Your corporatism suppresses our freedoms with deliberate and malicious intent.
You accommodate tyrants, dictators, arms dealers and all manner of dubious characters, with whom you are happy to keep company. You turn a blind eye when the smell of money wafts your nostrils… it suppresses the stink of corruption and evil. Your moral compasses are defunct… your values deplorable and motives despicable. Our soldiers die to service your corporate agenda – their blood is on your hands.
You are educated at the same elite schools and members of the same elite clubs and you allow these influences to override the consideration which should be paramount in service of the people.  You have adopted the “I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine” philosophy… because you have learnt from your predecessors that corruption and deception do indeed pay. The European Union is awash with it and you have determined to get your snout in the same trough. You take comfort from the fact that you control those who have the authority to indict you for your criminality… because they too have fallen prey to the corruption. You have sold off our national resources to your friends, divided communities, deprived villages and towns, undermined, destroyed and bulldozed. You have laid waste where once prosperity was enjoyed. But you have not suffered… you have remained aloof, disengaged, uninvolved – removed from the debris and the misery that you have wreaked upon the rest of us.
We have seen our three billion annual fishing industry handed over to foreign control for nil reward. Our farms no longer feed us, crippled by regulations made to favour foreign farmers. Our ship-building has been dismantled and our merchant fleet whittled to nothing. Our armed forces are under strength and we see foreign troops being trained on our own soil on the pretence that they may be needed to protect us… when the reality is they are being trained to subdue us… to protect you from our vengeance. Our children are victims of social engineering in the schools and declining standards of education. They are being sexualised by explicit exposures before they have the emotional maturity to be able to cope. You are destroying their minds and their childhoods.
You have engineered a police state with legislation that empowers you at our expense and you have been blatant in your contempt for our democratic and constitution rights and our common law, which have been known to us for centuries. You deny us our rights and our freedoms and contemptuously imply that you can provide us with a new Bill of Rights. Would we seriously trust a thief with our wallets? You have corrupted our courts by appointing judges who are contemptuous of our common law and you have bowed to the pressure of foreign elites who have inflicted their inferior system of justice upon us… without our consent. You have not defended our interests… you have conspired merely to enhance your own.
You have dissected our nation and sold off our infrastructure. We buy our own water from foreign corporations who grow rich on the back of our suffering. Pensioners die of cold because they are unable to afford their heating bills visited upon them by foreign corporate greed. You are then rewarded by them with lucrative directorships when you slip quietly from office with your bulging pensions. You remain oblivious, unconcerned… disconnected. We will no longer be ignored as you go about you globalist agenda. We will resist your controlling and petty rules and regulations… we will resist your fines and penalty charges and challenge your corrupt and biased judges, we will defy the over-zealous police, and your oppressive and unlawful taxes.
It is our intention to govern ourselves… we do not seek your permission – this is our right. You have had your opportunity and you have failed. We will take control of our own lives in stages, as and when it suits us. Our numbers will grow as we show by example that prosperity is the natural consequence of honest and fair governance. We will expose you for the parasites you are.
 
This country has a constitution – which you ignore. We have Magna Carta, the declaration and the Bill of Rights… we have trial by jury, habeas corpus, the coronation oath. We have our customs, traditions and common law. We have the right of petition, free speech, and free movement and above all… we have the right to govern ourselves. These are our inalienable rights – they are not privileges granted to us by you or your ilk. They cannot be taken away or extinguished at the whim of political diktat or through corrupt judicial process and certainly not at the behest of foreign undemocratic institutions. You have no authority to dictate… your duty is to serve.
We do not recognise regions imposed upon us by Europeans to affect their control over us – to divide and to conquer us. We are a sovereign nation… a proud people. We have watched our country slowly destroyed… by you – we now see clearly what you have done… your purpose and you betrayal. We will honour our inheritance – the freedoms fought for and secured for us, and we will ensure that we will pass this on to the next generation, to our children and theirs.
You have been sent this letter by a constituent.  On sending a copy to you, they have also registered your name with the co-ordinators. This will remain with us as evidence for your trial… for treason, should it be necessary. It’s your choice
We are many – you are few… and our leaders are emerging.
 
You have been warned.
Please sign and send.
 

Blackberry picking banned on the Common


Just tell Southampton Council “There is no LAW which says I can’t pick blackberries on this Common Land. Now get a real job you parasites..

“Blackberry picking has been banned by a council which says it poses a risk to the environment.

Regular picker Alan Gibson, 47, who organises ‘foraging picnics’, was told by Southampton Council that picking any of nature’s fruits on Southampton Common is not permitted.

Mr Gibson, who writes a blog on wild fruit picking, had been planning a foraging picnic on the common as part of an autumn harvest festival event.

But staff at the council’s Hawthorns Wildlife Centre told him that blackberry picking was banned because the common was a Site of Special Scientific Interest. home to a population of endangered great crested newts.

Hawthorns centre staff later admitted that was not the case, but Mr Gibson says a manager insisted the blackberry picking ban stood.

He’s now launched a campaign to fight the ‘ludicrous’ ruling, insisting that families should be allowed to exercise the ancient ‘freedom to forage’.

‘Picking fruit is a healthy, child-friendly activity,’ Mr Gibson said. ‘The common is a place that families have always gone to, to gather blackberries and nuts.

‘It is an activity that anyone with an interest in engaging their children with their local environment would do.’

Mr Gibson has now appealed to the city’s Court Leet, which has sat since the 14th century, to hear ‘presentments’ from citizens on matters of local concern, to clarify the legislation.

The court has no power to punish but exists as a forum for citizens to air their grievances, which are then passed on to the council.

A council spokesman said there were no laws which ban blackberry picking on the common but said that ‘large scale blackberry or nut collecting would be inappropriate’ if it damaged plants and habitat protected by wildlife legislation’.

He added a new code of conduct for visitors to the common was being drawn up and Mr Gibson would be invited to contribute to it.”

From: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2046315/Blackberry-picking-banned-protect-environment.html

 

Hungry in hospital


I once had a job in the NHS helping clinicians improve patient care. The job involved comparing the outcomes of existing practice with (if any) best practice from other hospitals (internationally). Changes were made to existing protocols and then re-assessed. Any improvements to ‘best practice’ would then be published for others to benefit from.

Some of theses topics included “Importance of Early & Appropriate Sitting Posture for Stroke Presenting with Stroke”, “Effectiveness of Barium Needle Therapy in Breast Cancer” and “Protocols for Secondary Sedation of Children in Day Case Surgery”.

One of the most memorable study I recall was that based on the nurtitional gain/loss whilst in hospital. An unusually large number of patients (quite often the elderly) were leaving hospital in a worse nutritional condition.

That was over 20 years ago! No change today (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/concerns-elderly-patients-care-210230776.html):

“Half of hospitals are failing to provide good nutrition to elderly patients while 40% do not offer dignified care, figures from unannounced inspections show.

Of 100 hospitals investigated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), 49 were found to have minor, moderate or major concerns about nutritional standards for elderly people.

In two hospitals, Alexandra Hospital (part of the Worcester Acute Hospitals NHS Trust) and Sandwell General Hospital (part of Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust), inspectors had major concerns about the way people were fed and given drinks.

Another 15 hospitals resulted in moderate concerns and a further 32 were listed with minor concerns.

Overall, there were minor concerns about the dignity and respect provided to patients in 28 hospitals while a further 12 were told of moderate concerns in this area.

Just 45 hospitals out of 100 were listed with no concerns whatsoever about dignity, respect or nutritional standards for elderly people.

The figures for England, compiled from reports published over the summer, will be officially released next week by the CQC.

At Sandwell General Hospital, inspectors found serious issues with nutrition, especially for people who needed help with eating.

Staff did not check whether patients had eaten and did not keep track of their fluid intake.

One nurse said: “Sometimes I am the only staff member to feed on the ward. How can I feed all these people?” ”

 
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Posted by on 2011-10-08 in Food, Health, Madness, Medicine, NHS

 
 
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