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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Don't forget your milk & cookies

Typical Big Corporations & the controlled media.............

Things to consider

Some Important Things for All Americans to Consider
I read this on a blog in Orlando,thanks to Around the Town

The U.S. Post Service was established in 1775 - they've had 234 years to get it right; it is broke, and even though heavily subsidized, it can't compete with private sector FedEx and UPS services.

Social Security was established in 1935 - they've had 74 years to get it right; it is broke.

Fannie Mae was established in 1938 - they've had 71 years to get it right; it is broke. Freddie Mac was established in 1970 - they've had 39 years to get it right; it is broke. Together Fannie and Freddie have led the entire world into the worst economic collapse in 80 years.

The War on Poverty was started in 1964 - they've had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our hard earned money is confiscated each year and transferred to "the poor"; it hasn't worked.

Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965 - they've had 44 years to get it right; they are both broke. Now our government dares to mention them as models for all US health care.

AMTRAK was established in 1970 - they've had 39 years to get it right; last year they bailed it out as it continues to run at a loss!

This year, a trillion dollars was committed in the massive political payoff called the Stimulus Bill of 2009; it shows NO sign of working; it's been used to increase the size of governments across America, and raise government salaries while the rest of us suffer from economic hardships. It has yet to create a single new private sector job. Our national debt projections (approaching $10 trillion) have increased 400% in the last six months.

"Cash for Clunkers" was established in 2009 and went broke in 2009 - - after 80% of the cars purchased turned out to be produced by foreign companies, and dealers nationwide are buried under bureaucratic paperwork demanded by a government that is not yet paying them what was promised.

So with a perfect 100% failure rate and a record that proves that each and every "service" shoved down our throats by an over-reaching government turns into disaster, how could any informed American trust our government to run or even set policies for America's health care system - - 17% of our economy?

Maybe each of us has a personal responsibility to let others in on
this brilliant record before 2010, and then help remove from office
those who are voting to destroy capitalism and destroy our
grand children's future.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Being prepared by someone who knows

The military commander who helped bring order to New Orleans in the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 told people at a Baton Rouge luncheon on hurricane preparedness issues Saturday to start right away getting ready for the next potential disaster.

“I often say people in south Louisiana get more excited about getting ready for football season than getting ready for hurricane season,” retired Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré said. He was addressing a crowd of about 100 representatives of church groups and faith-based organizations at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Baton Rouge.

But the cost of waiting to prepare is high, he said.

“Every one dollar you spend on prevention saves you nine dollars later,” Honoré said, a factoid he repeated several times during his remarks.

The military commander who helped bring order to New Orleans in the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 told people at a Baton Rouge luncheon on hurricane preparedness issues Saturday to start right away getting ready for the next potential disaster.

But the cost of waiting to prepare is high, he said.

“Every one dollar you spend on prevention saves you nine dollars later,” Honoré said, a factoid he repeated several times during his remarks.

The occasion was a conference organized by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. It brought together faith-based groups in hopes of improving the response to future disasters.

Honoré and Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Ron Martz are co-authors of a recent book on this subject, “Survival: How a Culture of Preparedness Can Save You and Your Family from Disasters.” Honoré, who retired from the U.S. Army late last year after 37 years of service, autographed copies before his address.

Honoré acknowledged he was born in 1947 in the midst of a hurricane at Lakeland, a small town in Pointe Coupee Parish. “People had to learn to live on their own,” at the time, Honoré said. “There was no one expecting the next day that the government would come fly in and help.”

Honoré’s message of self-reliance was mirrored by other speakers Saturday.

“Every disaster response is local. It’s up to us to take care of our people,” said Mike Manning, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.

Honoré told a story to illustrate the importance of self-reliance. He said that last year, after Hurricane Gustav, he visited a cousin of his in Baton Rouge who complained that the federal government was slow to provide water and blue tarps in the wake of that storm.

Then, the cousin showed off his recreational vehicle that he uses to go tailgating at LSU games, his bass boat and several all-terrain vehicles.

Honoré’s reaction was not positive.

“You need to get rid of some of this junk,” he recalled telling his cousin. “You need to buy you some tarps. You need to get a generator and get a truckload of water.”

He said his cousin has since purchased a generator. More people with means should follow suit, he said.

“Those people need to take care of themselves, and then we need their energy to take care of the rest of us, that third of America: the elderly, the disabled and the poor,” Honoré said.

That third he described as those who live on “railroad street” as opposed to those on the better-known Wall and Main streets. He said no one wants live next to a railroad, and the ones who do are the ones who can’t afford not to.

“We’ve got to do something about Railroad Street because there’s not enough (of) you to take care of all them,” Honoré said, directing his comment to his audience.

Honoré at times expressed impatience at what he saw as the failure of too many to have common sense in regard to coping with natural disasters.

For instance, why, he wondered, don’t gas stations and drug stores all have generators so they can continue to operate and supply critical fuel and prescription drugs during emergencies?

He recalled how a Louisiana legislator proposed a “generator law” that would require such purchases by stores — it later failed — and wanted Honoré to testify on its behalf. Honoré was nonplussed.

“Why do I have to come and speak to you all about that? You mean I have to convince you that you need a generator law?” he said he asked the lawmaker.

Honoré lives in Georgia now, but said he’s in the process of moving to Baton Rouge, where he plans to shake things up.

“I know you all look happy,” Honoré said, “but I have a tendency to make people uncomfortable because we’re going to get some damn stuff done!”

Saturday, August 22, 2009

potential food shortages

read this at deprogram.net & thought that everyone should read it.....

In recent days, numerous stories detail crop and livestock damage. Drought, floods, hail and freezes have bitten our foods, but whatever the cause, the result is the same — destroyed or damaged food supplies. These ultimately lead to higher store prices, shortages and in more extreme circumstances, rationing.

California and Texas – America’s main food growing states – have experienced severe, ongoing drought. California is suffering through a 4th straight year of horrendous water shortages, which has impacted every single crop it produces. See California’s Vital Role in Food Production for an eye-opener of what this states brings to your table.

Parts of Texas are experiencing the worst drought ever and fears are surfacing that it may be here to stay. Extreme drought is impacting everything that Texas produces. Marketing economist Dr. Mark Welch expects drought to cut Texas’ corn crops by 45%, sorghum by 69%, and wheat 62%. Cotton fields are so dry they’re being abandoned. These aren’t the only foods in trouble. Vegetables, horticulture plants, peaches and their world famous pecans have also taken severe hits. April freezes wiped out some Texas grapes leaving wineries in tough shape.

Drought in Wisconsin has pushed farmers to the edge and where it hasn’t destroyed crops and livestock outright, crops are at least 3 months behind. In Iowa, hail losses try farmers’ hearts.

To the north, the story is the same. Some Canadian farmers expect to harvest only 20-25% of their usual yield.

And don’t forget livestock… At least 40% of Texas’ cow herds live in exceptional or extreme drought areas. Little or no hay has been baled this year and cattle are suffering. Farmers have been forced to sell underweight animals because there’s no grass in the fields. In July it was deemed “critical” that Texas receive serious rain to maintain their animals. Now a month later, still no rain. This massive moisture blow has also affected goat, sheep and horse herds as well as honey production.

Wyoming’s herds have thinned by 300,000 head. The culprit? A decade-long drought.

Canada too, feels the harsh impact with farmers struggling through the worst drought in 50 years and forced to sell their herds. Ditto in Argentina except their animals are dying before they get to market. Cuba and Guatemala are also experiencing food worries.

The UK Telegraph writes that El Niño Threatens Food Shortages. Longer-term consequences are detailed in Global Starvation Imminent as US Faces Crop Failure. While we are not at this point now, grouped together, current news stories paint an unsettling picture.

We are a global community depending on other countries’ imports and exports. The US has many long-standing contracts promising to deliver millions of tons of grains and meats to other countries. Pakistan, India, Africa and China – all very large countries/continents – have trouble growing enough food in normal times. Due to drought, they are in terrible shape. These are countries that regularly buys US foodstuff. What happens when are own supplies are in jeopardy?

If mainstream news has one big fault, it is in leaving a mass of unconnected dots. We read a story here, miss a headline there, skip news for a day or two and we’re out of the loop. We fail to grasp the big picture. Conversely, news providers get caught up in an attention-grabbing story and proceed to beat it to death for days; e.g. Michael Jackson, John Edwards’ love affair, Madonna’s bulging biceps (does she or doesn’t she use steroids?…)

Unfortunately there’s nothing sexy about drought or floods so it often takes back seat to these juicier stories. However, whether Michael Jackson was bald at the end of his life or not, in the long run, will have little to do with your personal well-being and survival.

In light of these stories, take serious stock of your food storage inventories. With possible sugar shortages hovering around the corner, make bulk purchases. Sam’s Club still has 25 pound bags for $13.75.

With cattle being sold off early, expect beef prices to plummet before the big hike when farmers have to replenish their herds. Instead of a Christmas present that may soon be forgotten – the big day is just 5 months off – think about buying a freezer and stocking it with bison and beef. This will keep your family well-fed long after a gift is tucked away.

Look at your grains. Have your thought about how many foods contain wheat, corn and rice? One or more are in nearly every packaged food from candy and soft drinks to cereals, baked goods and snacks, packaged dinners, deli meats to pet foods and animal feed.

Read this article as a heads-up to purchase what you need now for the months ahead and pack safely for long-term storage. Packed properly, these foods will keep you well-fed years down the road and “your grocery store” will be no further away than your pantry. You’ll remember your cleverness of foresight should H1N1 quarantines become a reality

take note people this is coming ,don't be caught short.................

Friday, August 21, 2009

Getting Lucky

Well it looks like the Gods have decided to spare us from a Disaster for the time being with all 3 storms being uneventful for us in Louisiana, But this is not the time to let your guard down,This time of year a storm can develop quickly in the Gulf & in no time flat we are getting our Ass's kicked, caught off guard. Now is the time to analyze what you knew you were lacking in and make it happen!!I know I was caught short of what I would have liked to have on hand in a few categories................
Prep on..........

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Storms are a comin

With a Tropical wave forecast to land in this area late Sunday,Tropical Storm Ana in the ocean poised to strike Florida or the coast , & 2 more lining up behind her It looks like we are gonna get wet. In this part of Louisiana it doesn't take much to get flooded in.Get your supplies lined up NOW if you don't have your supplies in hand.Wait till the last minute & you Will be sorry.Plan to stay somewhere else if your area is prone to flooding.Tropical storms can rain down a lot of water over their duration & leave you in a very tough spot.Get with it!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Do or Die Time

Well the storms are starting to roll off the coast of Africa & although It has been quit, it's starting to heat up. If you plan to evacuate , get your things ready to go-Clothes meds,Important papers Food, ready to secure your residence while gone, place to go,Etc

If your gonna stay I hope you have thought it out & prepared-food,water, ,generator ,gas,Tools Weapons to protect yourself,First aid kit,flashlights ,batteries,& the hundred other things we have blogged about all year,It's damm near showtime people & if you don't have it together you will be on your own & times will be a bitch.
My advice is if you don't think you are fully ready get the hell out!!!

Double check supplies & get ready because the time is almost here, good luck & continue to prep until the event is here..............

Thursday, August 6, 2009

swine flu shot ,will you take it?

As I was reading all my favorite blogs today I came across this video posted by Mr Creekmore
at the survivalist blog.It pretty much confirms my feelings about these flu shots,I stopped taking any kind of flu shots years ago because every time I took one I got sick with the flu. I figured I'd just take my chances& let nature run it's course. That was many years ago when I kinda trusted the government. But now ....NO WAY.I wouldn't believe em if they said it was raining,I'd have to look out the window & check for myself.These days everything they do is quick,has to be done today or it's the end of the world, ha ha!! In my opinion, everything is driven by money, there hasn't been time for proper testing, so count me & my family out.Check out this video from the 70's,somehow I don't think much has changed,everyone will have to make that choice for themselves,unless they round us up & try and make us take it or put us in a FEMA camp for isolation.

I Think if there is a out break I will quarantine in place just like I will stay here for a hurricane instead of heading for the Superdome, we all know how that turned out

Hope it doesn't come to that.good luck & Prep on................
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