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Personal Preparation for Grid Ex II

Dave Hodges

October 15, 2013

The Common Sense Show

The economy is coming down. It is not a matter of if, but when. We have a 17 trillion dollar deficit, a 222 trillion dollar unfunded liabilities for critical social welfare programs and a crushing 1 quadrillion derivatives debt. There is no reversing course economically. The only solution is debt repudiation, but the globalists are not going to let this happen without a fight. And before they allow the people to galvanize and even possibly join forces with a disenchanted military, they will perpetrate a false flag event(s) designed to put the country under control as the forces of martial law are rolled out.

It is impossible to predict what the false flag event will be. However, there are some good candidates, and none better than the Grid Ex II drill coming up next month.

Many have written to me asking what they should do to prepare for a potential false flag attack, such as the Grid Ex II “simulated” blackout drill scheduled to begin on November 13th.

There are no foolproof approaches to the coming disaster, but I am going to cover what I am going to do in preparation for possible negative outcomes from events such as the Grid Ex II “simulated” power grid take-down drill. 

What If Grid Ex II Is A Designed False Flag?

Since the dawn of the electrification of the American society, we have we never been faced with a complete shutdown of the power grid. However, as I have discovered, the government has indeed planned for such an eventuality.  

In August of 2009, I attended a Congressman Trent Franks Town Hall Meeting at the Community Church of Joy in Glendale, AZ.  Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) produced a video which hypothesized that if terrorists were to detonate two nuclear weapons above the mid-continent United States, the resulting EMP attack would wipe out all electronics. The resulting projections estimate that 90% of the American people would be dead within two years. From this presentation, I created a hypothetical simulation game which recreates a major catastrophe and then poses critical questions, based upon several scenarios to the immediate threats to individual survival. In the four years that I have used this game as a teaching tool, which illustrates the fragility of society, I have formed some conclusions about some of the principles which can serve to enhance survival following a disaster, particularly in the critical first 72 hours.

Much of what I am going to present is derived from this simulation which examined the impact of a major event upon 15 key areas (e.g. medical, education, military, law enforcement, etc) and how people can best respond to the challenges.

What If the Economy Is Collapsed in the Midst of a Blackout?

Congressman Frank’s Congressional military appropriations video also estimated that a 50% mortality rate would occur in the event of a total economic breakdown without an EMP attack. If civil war accompanies an economic breakdown, the casualty estimates would be impossible to gauge. Either way, the odds are stacked against survival. Preparation does not guarantee survival, but if one does not prepare, one is sealing their own fate. And most of all, do not forget your spirituality, you may need a miracle in the days ahead. If society experiences a meltdown, the odds for survival are not good for the masses.  

Foretelling

Isn’t it interesting that the TV series, Revolution, has so accurately depicted the bedlam that would follow a catastrophic loss of power. The biggest threats to survival will be a lack of food and water, roving gangsters in search of resources, disease resulting from a lack of sanitation, trying to escape the war zones of America’s inner cities, having enough life-saving medication, surviving disease resulting from a lack of sanitation and on and on and on.

Water

Most people can survive for a number of weeks without food, but without water you will die in just a few days. Subsequently, where would you procure water if your taps run dry

If you do not have a plan, this would most likely be the probable cause of your death. Do you have an abundant supply of clean water near your home? Do you have the ability to boil water if you needed to purify it (i.e. a supply of matches, the ability to make fire to boil water)? Gathering water is your number one concern. Do you have a swimming pool? If you are one of the few that has a swimming pool, you need to be able to defend the water because your house will be a target.

Water purification tablets are also critical because the water you have access to in a crisis, may not be suitable for drinking. So you may find that water purification tablets and a water filter will prove immeasurably important.

Food

Most families could not last longer than a month on what they have in their house right now. When the economic collapse comes, how long could you survive on what you have? 

You need to start growing food right now. Having your own garden, both in and out of your house is critically important, for if you don’t, when your family runs out of food, you will suddenly find yourselves competing with the desperate mobs of hungry people who are looting the stores in the first 24 hours and then  roaming the streets, within the first 72 hours, looking for victims in order to steal their food.

Begin to store food, now! Store seeds and plants, now. Seeds will be the first item to disappear. So, begin to gather them, right now. Of course, if you are hungry, the government would be happy to take you to a safe refuge, a detention camp. The question is, will you come out alive?

Sanitation


On individual’s personal preparation list, sanitation is often a forgotten item. However, it could quickly become one of you most immediate and deadly threats.

In the third world, the leading cause of death is typically dysentery as water mixes with sewage. In cities, sewers and subsequently toilets will be backing up. If one does not bury excrement properly this too can lead to serious diseases. You will need portable toilets, lots of toilet paper, and bleach to scrub clean the messes.

In major cities, trash disposal will become a major problem as well. It will attract dangerous animals. The disease component will expand exponentially after a week. In these cases, trash should be burned. A pit needs to be prepared and you must have a large supply of wood and matches.

 

Medicines and Medical Supplies


This may be the most difficult aspect of preparation because a lot of life-saving medication (e.g. diabetes, heart pills, asthma inhalers, etc.) are controlled by prescription. First, one should immediately learn about natural remedies and stock up on these products. Secondly, if you can take a tiny bit less of your meds today, without endangering yourself, begin doing so. Ignore the expiration on your medication labels. Medications far outlast the posted dates as Big Pharma wants you to keep coming back. Finally, consider a series of smuggling shopping sprees to Mexico or to Canada.  Empty out old pill bottles and fill them with over the counter medications that you can purchase with medication that matches the labels on the pill boxes.

I do not believe that most immigration officials are not going to challenge something so trivial that appears to be legitimate. Of course, you will have to be judicious in the amount you smuggle back. Keep in mind it is a crime to bring back foreign medication to our country. Oh, I forgot to mention that America is the only country in the world which does not allow its citizens to purchase foreign drugs. Isn’t it nice that your government does such a good job of protecting Big Pharma’s monopoly while endangering your health?

Bugging Out


If you are convinced as I am that the collapse is on the near horizon, you should have a bug out location outside of a major metropolitan area and once you see the signs, don’t wait to act, go right away. You will not have 72 hours to get where you are going. And your bug out location must be well within a tank of gas.


Before you go, you better have a bug out bag. It is possible that you may have to flee your home in order to stay alive. Surviving the first three days in these cases is the first critical challenge. Prepare a bug out bag for each family member and store it in an accessible place.

Some of the items in the bug out bag should contain are sleeping bags, night vision binoculars (available online for $200) flashlights with extra batteries, guns and ammo, knives, forks, spoons, weather appropriate clothing, toiletries, change of underwear and other clothes, bottled water, snacks, water purification device and tablets, small pot for boiling water, backpacker mini-cook stove with fuel, towel, ability to make fire, flashlight with extra batteries, a first aid kit and medication, small long-range walkie-talkies, fishing lines, small fishing hooks, a compass, and your critical papers (ID, birth certificates and bank account books and bank statements.

If you cannot get out of the city, you need to give your home a ransacked look and feel.  Throw old clothes and wrappers along with dresser drawers out on the front lawn. Barricade your doors. If you can afford it, by special awnings, now, to go over your windows to prevent easy access. Install security doors. Make your place unattractive to the quick score.  

If you are departing the city, stay off of the main roads as much as possible. Try and network and travel in a caravan if possible. Highways will become death traps as they will be targeted by bad guys, many of whom will don military and police uniforms in order lure in unsuspecting people. To a starving and thirsty gang, there is not a better target than a passenger vehicle, a truck or better yet, and RV loaded down with stored food and ammunition and stopped in gridlock on a highway trying to exit the city.

Military strategy documents all advise that when governments fail, roads are to be avoided at all costs.

If you are in your normal 8-5 work routine, have a preset place to meet your family. Make sure you coach your children, that under no circumstances, are they get on a school bus that will take them to “safety.”  Schools across America annually practice bus evacuation drills. The problem that I have with these drills is that they never tell the public, or even school authorities what kind of places they will take your children. In a major 2011 Denver disaster drill, called Operation Mountain Guardian, the minions of FEMA took busloads of children, without proper parental notification, to Sports Authority Field field, where the Denver Broncos play football. Does anyone remember the Louisiana Superdome after Hurricane Katrina? And of course, the bus could always head to a detention camp as well.

Coach your children on how to drop out of the line to the bus and where to hide until you can come and get your child. You should practice reuniting both in a vehicle and on foot. Keep a bug out survival bag in your car. Paranoid? Look at the economic numbers that I listed at the top of this article and ask yourself, paranoid, or prepared? 

Conclusion

Have you heard about the rumor which says that the globalists must first tell humanity before they are ready to do something nefarious to humanity? Maybe that rumor is true. On October 27 at 8pm, the National Geographic Channel is running a two hour documentary on what would happen if the lights out for 10 days.

This article, by no means, is meant to represent an exhaustive list for survival needs. This article only represents what I would do and I am hoping to prompt some much needed discussion in this critical area of self-sufficiency because Americans are woefully unprepared. The contents listed here are intended to get the reader to reflect on their own preparation and what they could do when disaster strikes.

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  1. John Rambo October 15, 2013 at 4:03 am

    DON’T FORGET : The only way you’ll hear what’s happening is with a ham radio scanner. Get night vision, gas masks, .50 cal’s body armor and an attitude. There will be many fake groups of thugs dressed as cops / DHS / whatever. Don’t fall for it. Also beware of leaving your guns at home those days. They set up grid while you’re at work then block all residential neighborhoods and kick doors in taking guns while your sports watching self is at work !!!

    You patriots out number the oath violators and foreign criminal troop invaders more than 70 to one. 70 to 1 is barely counting all PATRIOTS armed. If you count the panzys armed it’s double that. Now get ready to kick some tyrant ass !!! 🙂 ( Sounds like a new Ted Nugent song ?!! )

  2. Linda A Bowman October 15, 2013 at 6:03 am

    Awesome information. We are getting prepared. I just hope i have enough time to get away to our safe haven.

  3. David October 15, 2013 at 6:59 am

    If someone wants to get an idea of what the world would be like following an EMP or other event I’d recommend William Forstchen’s “One Second After”. This book, though fiction of course, does paint a realistic picture of life following a major disruption of the power supply. It ain’t pretty. In America we are accustomed to turning on the faucet and having clear, clean water. We’re also used to flipping a switch and voila, electricity is channeled to lights and appliances. We take a lot for granted. If the power grid ever goes down it will be very difficult for most people. In fact fatal.

  4. joanie October 15, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Everything is math. It all adds up – 2+2=4…. but that summation is their storyline – their numbers, their actions equal their outcome – their creation. If we the people want a different outcome, one must do different, get out of their system – not depend upon da gooberment or anyone for water, food, electricity, etc. Do not comply. Stop asking for permission to drive on public roads, paying for permits to do this or that. There is only one natural law, “do no harm”. and since da gooberment is harmful, they’ve broken natural law by merely existing. People, remember, by partaking da gooberment exists.

  5. Country Codger October 15, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Good article Dave,
    Believe it or not, I have had a lot of church groups contact me about teaching their groups about preparing, bugging-out and bugging-in. I try to teach them to live an “independent lifestyle.” Some are taking it to heart and many just want a one day”survival” course. Hopefully, some training is better than none.

    Good luck and God bless you and yours.
    CC

  6. RIchard Sweats October 15, 2013 at 7:48 am

    The ABSOLUTE horror about all of this is there is only so much “wilderness” to bug out to and anyone even close to a major city is more or less screwed. Chances are really good that within 2 weeks the public will gladly turn on itself due to sheer panic. What a perfect way to use foreign military to “control” America!

    May God have mercy on our souls!

  7. Justin Kase October 15, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Planning to “bug out” of a city and hoping to be ahead of the crowd is not a great strategy, though better than none. If grid down is a planned event, how many do you suppose they “plan” to let escape?? If grid down “just happens” travel afterwards will still be extremely dangerous.

    If possible arrange things now so that most travel is optional for you, and any necessary travel is minimal.

    Those who can should acquire employment outside of the major cities ASAP, ideally where they can walk or bicycle to work (if they cannot work at home) and the home can have (or build) its own food, water, and energy supplies as well as a septic system. If most folks in your new area have these facilities, there will be little initial panic when the grid goes down, enabling your community to meet the consequent challenges with some chance of success.

    It helps if whatever necessary supplies you cannot produce yourself can be sourced locally. It also helps if you are at least a tank of gas (~350mi) from a major city, so few in your area are commuting to one, thus limiting the loss of community members to this problem.

    EDITOR’S NOTE: I ACTUALLY CONSIDERED WHAT YOU ARE SAYING ABOUT THE AUTHORITIES KEEPING PEOPLE CONFINED TO THE CITIES. NO PROOF, YET, SO I LEFT IT ALONG, BUT YOU BRING UP A CONCERNING POSSIBILITY.

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  9. Jerry C. October 15, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Thank you Dave… I agree with your perceptions and considerations in this article.

    Here are a couple of points of consideration concerning your suggestion on needing night vision binoculars / equipment. First off, for those who don’t see this equipment as “necessary” will technically only be able to ‘guard’ your loved ones from “just before” sun-up to just “shortly after” sun-down – unless you’re lucky enough to be out there on the few nights either side of a ‘full moon’. Simply put, you can not guard ‘against’ what you can not see.

    For those of you who have taken the step of acquiring said equipment, you need to become ‘familiar’ with it – such as: know how fast you’ll burn through batteries… learn to use it ONLY when you need it (for example, you ‘hear’ something ‘out there’… or something tripped an outer perimeter warning device such ‘rocks in a can’ on a branch or string…) only use it for a minute or two at a time and switch back and forth with a ‘fellow guard’… personally, I would only use a monocular version of night vision and I would get use to the idea of wearing an eye-patch over the one eye I intended to keep acclimated to ‘the night’ while using the equipment – you still need to be able to maneuver in the dark and you won’t be able to do that after having used your night vision scope / monocular – even if it’s been several minutes.

    Another consideration is concerning the infrared ‘assist’ on the equipment that’s designed to ‘enhance’ the light being received into the unit in order for you to see more of what’s out there – NEVER EVER USE IT in an ‘unknown’ environment – an unknown environment should always be considered – by default – as a hostile environment, and the moment you ‘turn on’ you infrared illuminator, you might as well turn on a giant illuminated bill board sign saying “HERE I AM – SHOOT HERE!” That illuminator acts as giant spot light in the infrared spectrum and will be seen as a bright white light to the individual who has been sitting “out there” staring back in your direction with their own night vision equipment “waiting” for people like you to bring them their next series of meals or whatever else you have in your 72 hour grab and go bag.

    This is just a brief overview of one of the many areas Dave covered. The fastest way to get to know your short-comings on how well you’ll survive ‘out-there’ and adapting to it is: gather your things, then go to the service panel of your home, turn off the main service panel breaker, turn off the main water inlet valve. (Personally, I would advise NOT turning off your main inlet gas valve unless your fully knowledgeable in knowing how to re-ignite your pilot lights in any of your appliances that use gas for heating… that’s when you just simply discipline yourself NOT to use said equipment during your ‘self-testing’). See if you can go 12 hours, then 24, then maybe 48….

    Believe it or not, in spite of all the equipment you may have at your disposal, that will only cover about 30% (tops) of what you’ll need to ‘make-it’. The other 70% will be made up of knowledge and attitude. DON’T EVER BE AFRAID TO IMPROVISE, ADAPT, & OVERCOME… IT’S EASIER THAN YOU THINK… the only reason you’re afraid is because you’ve never had to do it before and the ‘unknown’ seems impossible… so relax… take a breath… then get a couple of hours sleep and start again.

    Sorry for being so long winded…

  10. Randy October 15, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Started researching on what common weeds to be able to eat, yes weeds! The dandelion is well known. All parts are edible. No it won’t sustain you forever but whether you can gather certain weeds or have something to munch on while bugging out it’s a great idea. Weeds are everywhere. Just don’t eat the ones on chemically applied lawns, parking lots and road side. Do research mow. There’s a ton!

  11. Arizona October 15, 2013 at 8:41 am

    THE ONLY chance anyone has is the protection of our dear LORD,WITHOUT HIM,you ain’t got a chance in hell of making it,JUST TO give you an IDEA,OBOOZO’s going to unleash,PLAUGE in four cities,LA,SF,SL,NY it will spread like wild fire across america,he just got done spraying the FLU on everyone,haft the countries sick right now,the PLAUGE will be ten times worse,it will kill in two weeks,THEN hes going to unleash one that causes BLISTERS,little white ones,this plauge will KILL in days,AND with the power off,the winter will kill millions,starvasion,plauge,war,cold,HELL is coming to america,then a foreign invasion too,and that will kill milllions,the bombs,plauge,the cold,no food,TRUST ME ,get close to the LORD,or you ain’t going to make it ,no matter how well supplied you are….YOUR GOING TO NEED OUR LORDS PROTECTION…..evil has came on america…….and hes probaly out playing golf right now………..

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  13. james October 15, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Dave im pretty well prepared, I live up in the north east and whrn the power goes out up here in November can get cold, what do u think of a generator or will it get stolen when the crazies come looting

  14. GI Jane October 15, 2013 at 9:57 am

    What kind of fall out shelter should we have??? I live in a semi-popular resort town. I would have access to the ocean that I could boil water from and of course have spent the last year stocking up on some stuff, though I’m not nearly as prepared as I should be!! Can anyone provide information (or links) on where to learn about proper waste management to prevent diseases???
    Thanks for this article!! Lots of great suggestions in here.

  15. haunebu October 15, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Hello everyone.

    Before anything, I confess I’m not from US and I may not have enough information about all the facts involved. I do not wish to insult anybody, but I would like to offer an outside-of-the-US view on the possibility of the events depicted in this article to take place. I also declare that I do not contest the imminent collapse of the dollar and the global mayhem that will follow this unique event.
    I have a few questions about the possible false flag events during those grid exercises:
    1. If the grids come down intentionally, the consequence is that 90% of the American people will be dead within 2 years. Why would the governent consent to the death of 300 million Americans?
    I am familiar with the Illuminati conspiracy to cull the world population to about 600 million (see Georgia guide stones). But in the immediate aftermath of this possible false flag, the US population will die, while the rest of the world will suffer terribly, but nowhere near as much. The developing world and the rest of the poor countries are more than accustomed with harsh living conditions. So something like 250-300 million Americans dead against maybe 1 billion of the rest of the world.
    2. But what happens afterwards? I am familiar with the scenario that a monstrous, all-seeing, all-powerful, global state-like entity will emerge that will oppress the living, while the ruling elite will enjoy all the luxuries of absolute power.
    I must confess I have difficulties imagining that, because that such an entity will have to be violently enforced upon the rest of the world, and I do not see how that will be possible. The US military will be in shambles and doubtful capable of such undertaking. The soldiers would have lost families, friends, would take care of their own needs. It is doubtful that a military organization will even still be operational.
    Given these assumptions, how the killing of hundreds of millions of Americans will benefit the future ruling elite?
    I know there is no easy or single answer to these questions, but I have researched these Apocalypse-type scenarios for a number of years now, and I still do not see how such a plan could be implemented.
    I am prepared for a debate on this subject, if the website allows it, because I would like to know some of your rational opinions on the matter. If such a debate is not possible here, please be so kind as guide me to some Illuminating information on this respect (pun intended 🙂 ).
    Thank you all for the patience of reading my lines,

    Best regards from Transylvania

  16. Black out=Wack out , then look out! October 15, 2013 at 10:21 am

    I imagine the first day and nite of the grid being down many people will shelter in place and try to make the best of it. The second nite I would think people will be getting very restless and angry about the whole thing. After two days, if the grid is not back up, lawlessness is going to erupt then, sooner or later. Martial law would have to be implemented nationwide right? There would be no street lights or stop lights flashing right?. Checkpoints everywhere? Gas stations and all businesses closed.Traffic would become very dangerous in the metro area of a million people where I live. Loads of people would be out on the streets walking around and hanging out. No stores or businesses open right? Better cook up all that expensive food in your freezers if you don’t have a generator to power it after a day or so. A travel ban would have to be implemented, it would be too dangerous in many areas. Better get some good LED lanterns, water and something to eat just in case if you aren’t a prepper,I would think. I also have a good ham radio, crank radio. I just pray my city won’t buy into this crap and will keep the power on. I have heard that not every place is signing on for this madness. If I see military looking vehicles driving backwards on interstates looking at the dots on the back of those signs to guide them, then they must be helping them with directions to those non existent camps, right? I am going to get very nervous if I start t see UN vehicles show up in my town before and during this exercise of madness. Beware of the Black Awakening, is it also in the works(look it up).

  17. Katherine October 15, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Again, I just have to scratch my head….how so very temporarily will these “world leaders” and or any (of the following) have…..? just what? After you’re done killing things, all you will have left is the terrifying knowledge that you’ve only deluded yourselves and everything you think you’ve gained is no more.

    What you will have is the absolute yet horrific knowledge that you will be accountable for each thing you’ve done. That will happen.

    What then?

    Any content contained in the following [is never intended] to create, establish, promote or lead anyone towards hostility towards anyone at anytime but is intended to educate.

    But first, some extreme warnings to the “leaders” of this world’s governments, and to the corporations, Agent provocateurs (and or anyone who attempts to or does sham someone into believing that they are on his/her side,) media, religious institutions, universities, “think tanks” etc., etc., anyone who is engaging in partnership with this world’s governments and it’s ways.

    YOU and all the rest who have sought and gained power positions and or positions of trust anywhere in this world; including most of the media:

    ROOT OUT PEDOPHILES AND ALL CRIMINALS IN YOUR GOVERNMENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS NOW.

    There may not be many of you left but…YOU AND YOURS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR FILTH AND MISERY THE WORLD OVER IF YOU: ALLOW, AND OR LOOK THE OTHER WAY FROM ACTS OF ABUSE, OR IF YOU ABUSE AND TERRORIZE CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES ANYWHERE IN THIS WORLD, YOU WILL BE HELD SO VERY ACCOUNTABLE.

    Because you are promoting, accommodating, bolstering and encouraging the execution of (the accomplishment of the task) violent, malevolent, malignant and perverted actions which provoke and keep the world in utter chaos and violence, I’m going to give you a reality check. I’d take heed if I were any one of you.

    Your impending doom will definitely come to pass but you won’t know when it’s about to come.

    And it will not be elegant, luxurious, painless nor exclusive.

    Please turn back to God.

    You won’t know because you’re so arrogant and arrogance breeds such a great lack of intelligence.

    To anyone, anywhere in the world, at anytime who has deliberately planned an evil act against a person or group of people and then believes that he/she has done it in secret:

    HERE’S ANOTHER WAKE UP CALL!

    Everything you THINK, plan, say and enact Has Been/Is Being Watched.

    By Whom?

    The Christ who is God Almighty; the [ONLY ONE] Who Sees all at all times.

    That’s 24/07; Since the Beginning, folks.

    You forget/forgot about THE [ONLY ONE] Who Can (is able to do) that!

    You forgot all about the ONLY ONE Who Can Save you. Your delusion is the reason that you do the lunatic and horrific things that you do over and over.

    The following is not meant at all to diminish the seriousness of the matter, but I wish to point out the absolute futility and failure that is to fall on anyone; world-wide; “leaders” and others with evil intent.

    You have never done anything in secret.

    While under the “Cone of Silence”, Maxwell Smart, of television’s

    [spy spoof] ‘Get Smart’,

    believed he was in complete control and in complete secrecy while under the “Cone of Silence”.

    What’s more, he demanded the Cone of Silence. I use Max’s absurd delusion as an example which illustrates your lamebrain delusions.

    BECAUSE YOU’RE BEYOND ARROGANT, YOUR DEEDS WILL MOST DEFINITELY BE YOUR UNDOING UNLESS YOU TURN BACK TO GOD AND DO IT QUICKLY.

    Do not make the mindless mistake that God cannot See you as easily as we can see Max through his plexi-glass dome.

    One of the episodes of ‘Get Smart’: KAOS in Control

    Max demands the Cone so that Hodgkins is unable to hear the information discussed. The Cone is lowered and Max and the Chief are unable to hear each other. Hodgkins can hear everything, however, so the Cone is raised.

    It’s your type of attitude, and the omission of truth that 99.999% of the media allows, which keeps the world in filth, misery and rotted activities.

    But, as Maxwell Smart of ’Get Smart’ believed, when he demanded the “Cone of Silence”, he believed that he was safe, in control and operating in complete secrecy while he was under the “Cone of Silence”, so goes you and governments etc. domestic and world-wide.

    You are completely blind if you think that what you do and allow to be done is stamped “Top Secret”.

    The problem is, is that the Cone of Silence NEVER WORKED PROPERLY and Maxwell Smart [was not smart!]

    THERE ARE MANY SINCERELY TRYING TO DO THE RIGHT THING; THERE ARE MANY EQUALLY STRIVING TO DO THE WRONG THING.

    IF YOU KEEP DOING WHAT YOUR DOING, THEN JUST WHO DO YOU THINK YOU’RE KIDDING?? THE WORLD? MAYBE, FOR JUST A LITTLE WHILE.

    PLEASE WAKE UP!

    ARROGANCE BREEDS SUCH UNINTELLIGENT THINKING. APPARENTLY YOU DON’T EVEN REALIZE THIS.

    WOW!

    **POWER GRABBERS**

    WHAT WILL YOU DO WHEN GOD TAKES AWAY ALL OF YOUR “POWER” AND YOUR BILLION$ AND TRILLION$?

    AND HE WILL.

    SOME OF YOU NOW, SOME OF YOU LATER.

    Here is the answer: [all] of you will then know that it is YOU and those like you that have been flim flammed by your own father; the diminutive “god” of ALL murderers, killers, liars, filth and horrors of this world. It is this unseen evil that rules in this world. It deceives, fools, deludes and swindles.

    You and all those like you, listen to this evil one and gladly do it’s deeds. Some of you don’t realize that you are being led by this rotted force. But, you’ve been duped into thinking that it is you who are so intelligent. That it is you who is smarter than all the rest because you became so fabulously wealthy; [at the expense of all others.] You will bring it upon yourselves because you listened to the bad instead of the Good.

    This unseen evil is glad to be setting up all of the greedy, the perverted and murderous ones that think they are operating in secrecy.

    You’ve betrayed everyone else but, you will also be betrayed and you won’t know when it hits. But, if you wait too long to turn, it will be too late for you.

    So, now is the time, seriously, to stop the lunatic filth, misery, famine and tortures that you do and turn back to God. Don’t you realize that what you are now doing to others, will come back to haunt you?!

    This will not be pleasant.

    Please get that through your heads.

    Is it worth it to murder AND “steal” the entire world ONLY to gain it for basically, in the scheme of things, just a few seconds?

    For all of us. Please, let us turn back to God and grieve for our sins. None of us knows when it will be his/her time to go. And eventually, God will withdraw His Holy Spirit. And that’s when total chaos will ensue; and not before that.

    Revelation 6:15-17

  18. Jerry C. October 15, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Hey Arizona, I absolutely agree with your position… All my training and knowledge won’t do me a bit of good if I’m dying from contagions via an NBC (nuclear / bio / chem) attack by “bozo the clown” and his cronies…

    My attitude has been throughout most of my adult life is: I’ll do everything I’m able to do and leave the rest in my Lord’s hands. An old farmer goes out to his field – he lifts his eyes up to heaven and asks God for a good harvest… as he puts his hands to the plow.

  19. james October 15, 2013 at 11:22 am

    The absolute best prep. book is “Date to Prepare” by Holly Deyo at http://www.standeyo.com/ … That and as already pointed out by Arizona.. “get close to the LORD,or you ain’t going to make it ,no matter how well supplied you are…”

  20. james October 15, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Here is a direct link for “dare to Prepare” http://www.standeyo.com/Our_Books/DTP.html

    EDITOR’S NOTE: I WOULD BE HARD PRESSED TO RECOMMEND SOMEONE BETTER THAN HOLLY DEYO, DEVOTED WIFE OF STAN, FOR PREPAREDNESS- GREAT CHOICE!!!!

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  22. Tracy October 15, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Has anyone seen the movie….The Road This is what America will be like 5 years of a nuclear and EMP attack.

  23. JD Fish October 15, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    What should all of us with sons and daughters away from home attending college do to help protect them?

  24. macaroni October 15, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    I find the doomism here rather interesting. I live in the DC metro area, which is prone (read, terribly prone) to power outages, especially if one has the misfortune to be served by PEPCO, as I do. I live roughly 2 miles from the District line, well inside the Beltway. On occasion, the power has been cut off by storms for two weeks or more, because PEPCO, until very recently, saw no reason to do any amelioration work (somewhat prodded by tree huggers, but really???)…I can assure you that no wild ravages have come upon our community, then or now, during any power outages. So to postulate that all it will take is a couple of days before the hordes set upon us is a bit disingenuous.
    Oh, and the DC metro area still has a rather high crime rate.

    That much said, this is the DC area; people are rather used to the nonsense of .gov. I cannot vouch for the rest of the country.

  25. gibby62 October 15, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Does anyone know if house wiring would be affected by an EMP pulse?

  26. Tyranny ABounds October 15, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Good article as usual. I don’t think you could ever finish prepping, or get to many good tips from the story or the people commenting on these stories.
    I have been wondering about the false flags that could occur, and one thing that stands out in my mind is the nukes that went missing from Texas and were moved ,supposedly, to South Carolina. Seems that most people think that a false flag event is going to occur in South Carolina since that is where they were supposedly going, and the fact that Graham said something about if we dont go to war with Syria there could be a nuclear attack there. I have to wonder if they were moved from Texas to protect the nukes from some false flag that is to occur IN TEXAS? Read that they just closed Bell helicopter plant and also the Pantex Plant which has to do with nuclear devices.Seems a odd coincidence to me?

  27. Beth Janelle October 15, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    First and foremost, get right with God. Accept him as your Lord and Savior. Be obedient to his word. Don’t worry. Worrying serves no useful purpose. Prepare! And know that God will not give you anything you can’t handle. The book Strategic Location is excellent. If you are out in the rural areas, up on a hill, it will make it much more difficult to get looted. Too far to walk. Medication: A great deal of crime will occur by those who are not able to get their medications. Pharmacies will be looted first. Great idea on Mexico/Canada to stock up. Pray! We live in a spiritual warfare. The enemy can be beat by declaring Jesus as your Lord and Savior, by the blood of Christ, rebuke the enemy. He will disappear. Compartmentalize! Keep vigilant but with low stress knowing that God will give you the Peace and Calm you will need. God Bless You All!

  28. Pine 4 Better Daze October 15, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    In addition to preparation for Grid Ex II, we should also be prepared for the coming world-wide ‘Great Warning.’ See the two Directives from Heaven on being prepared from tldm.org—
    Directive #139 – Preparations: Spiritual
    http://www.tldm.org/Directives/D139.htm
    Directive #140 – Preparations: Material
    http://www.tldm.org/Directives/D140.htm

  29. Troy October 15, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Don’t forget you HAVE to be PHYSICALLY and MENTALLY fit.

    There is NO point in prepping if you can’t walk a mile. There is no point in prepping if you are unwilling to shoot a home invader. You MUST be prepared in these two regards first, other wise, everything else is for show.

  30. Jerry C. October 16, 2013 at 6:23 am

    This is for haunebu

    Good morning haunebu from Transylvania, I’d like to have a try at answering your questions as briefly as possible from my particular ‘narrow angled’ view. My considerations may or may not be even close to 100% accurate to the realities at hand, but what I say here is simply the way I see things unfolding…. Bare with me… you’re asking ‘loaded’ questions.

    In Brief: The unknown people behind the curtains whom ‘we / the little people’ call the ‘elite’ simply have no rational goals and their actions make absolutely no sense if you’re trying to look at all these events they’re creating from our ‘logical’ point of view and not theirs… simply understand that all these elitists want and crave is ‘power’ and ‘blood’.

    As far as trying to kill off 300 million Americans (+) – that’ll be easy enough, dropping the grid would be the best way to do it and it’ll take less than a year – not two. The details are just a rabbit trail for now…

    Why kill 300 million? That’s easy. We’re one of the only countries in the world where there is almost a “…gun behind every blade of grass…” and there is still just enough patriotism in most of us to put up a very bloody fight against any kind of ‘sudden’ ‘take-over’ of this country. Granted, the elite have been doing a good job over the past few decades in doing just that ‘behind’ closed doors, but they’re running out of time according to set time tables (that’s another rabbit trail).

    Trying to come at Americans in any traditional sense would be insane in reducing us as a civilian / militia / military threat, so… they’ll collapse the grid and the ‘problem’ will take care of itself.

    You ask: “But what happens afterwards?” Again, you’re asking a logical forward thinking rational question – which is not allowed – it’s not relevant. Why? The elite simply don’t care – remember, they only crave ‘power’ and ‘blood’.

    Forcing this upon the rest of the world (as you put it) will be extremely easy to do – right now, we’re seeing all these riots and masses of people coming up against these comparatively small groups of ‘shielded’ police lines and basically nothing is happening – not really. Just imagine how little it will take to disperse a ‘crowd’ with one well placed 50 caliber machine gun – it will cut through the masses like a hot knife through melting butter… that’s how easy it will be to ‘control’ the masses.

    Through out recent history, the number one goal has always been to: first – disarm the people… afterwards, all the objectives of the elite will be a walk in the park…

    The reason you’re having trouble grasping this concept is because you apparently have morals and ethics… and because of that, you’ll be a very easy target when the time comes… I can’t drive the point home enough that the elite just don’t care. I say again… ‘they’ just don’t care – it’s beyond them. This MUST become an absolute concept: ‘they’ just don’t care…. They just don’ care….

    As for the US armed forces… one of the October 1, 2013 deadlines set by the elite was to insure that approximately 82% of all military forces would be off the continental US and re-stationed overseas… It’s my understanding that goal was met. NATO admits that there are now 186,000 foreign troops on American soil… unlike American soldiers, they will have no problems shooting American citizens who refuse to surrender their firearms… this is going to be fun for the whole family… (sorry, just my sick humor here..)

    You asked: “how (will) the killing of hundreds of millions of Americans … benefit the future ruling elite?” The most fundamental answer is: ‘Who cares?’

    I need to add to this concept a protocol that will very likely be followed: as one general put it years ago… “..if you simply just start shooting and keep shooting, and killing and keep killing… sooner or later, you’ll wear ‘them’ out and ‘they’ will simply stop resisting …”. Now, add to the absolute concept from above one additional concept: “they’re ruthless”… absolutely ruthless…

    Here is a breakdown of the first three fundamentals you MUST understand in trying to grasp the logic of the elite: 1.Their logic defies all reasoning. 2. They absolutely don’t care. 3. They’re absolutely ruthless.

    If you “get a handle” on these three concepts… the rest of your questions will be “self-answering”… good luck my friend.

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  32. RickE. October 16, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Great article! And it reaffirms the prudence of my decision 2 years ago to forgo the city and get a house off of the grid! My nearest neighbor is over 3 miles away. The nearest store and town is 28 miles away. Few folks come out here other than when hunting season is on.
    I’m as prepared as I can afford to be, and I’m enjoying living off of the grid. The only thing I lack is convenience at times. Even so, I have an alternative plan to bug out to on foot, just in case.

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  34. branewaiver October 16, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Surviving as an individual is more difficult than surviving as a community. Should something like this occur, gather your neighbors and forge a common plan for survival.

  35. hlubean October 16, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I don’t think a grid outage can be as catastrophic as some believe. I am in charge of a control center for an electric utility in the West. I have not heard from any government entities, or anyone else, about a grid outage test or even a simulation scheduled for my part of the country for this year or any time int he future. If the Eastern part of the country is involved in a test or actual grid outage, the West won’t be affected nor will Texas since we (the West) and Texas are not effectively connected to the Eastern part of the grid. I can say with reasonable certainty that my particular part of the “grid” will not go down and stay down in November of 2013 or anytime in the future. We are constantly training in my company and other companies that I am quite familiar with, for various kinds of emergencies (natural disasters, war, operator error, sabotage, etc.), to separate ourselves from the grid and restore power to our own customers as soon as possible then re-connect with other systems then restore the grid. It is difficult for me to believe that “they”, whoever “they” are, can cause the grid to come down and stay down; “they” would have to get past me and my crews and others like me in order to do it, and in my view that is improbable and extremely difficult. Me and my crews have the actual buttons to push and not “them”. I do under stand CMEs, meteors, earthquakes, etc. and other extreme natural disasters that can affect the “grid” but not usually on a national basis. If you lived in my area you would be safe and would have power regardless of what Washington DC or “others” would have you to believe. The grid is not one large thing that one entity can control; it is a large group of separate entities (over 130 of them) that cooperatively work together to keep power flowing. If a few of these entities lose power, the rest remain up and running; some may not even know that there was a problem. Hope this helps about the grid. My concern is more about the economy and the dollar colapse and not the power grid. If trains aren’t running for liquid fuel and coal deliveries and trucks aren’t running for liquid fuel deliveries, then utilities will have problems keeping the lights on for long periods (generating plants need fuel).

  36. JAK October 16, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    This is “The Great Collapse” so long desired and carefully engineered from long in the past to the present day. Take humanity up to a certain point and drop it on it’s head; repeat as needed to acheive the desired end.
    These people operate using a logic, reality, and moral base totally foreign to the run of the mill of mankind. Until you understand that, you cannot begin to oppose them with any effect.

  37. JAK October 16, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Achieve. My spelling and typing are going fast.
    The Brotherhood, aka The Order is not perfect, and they do make mistakes being only human despite having a great deal of “help” the rest of us do not.
    Their plan and their power is currently in flux, and a very disturbed state it is.
    The Syria War failed- so they trot out the final hole card, the economic collapse one.
    They have limited options now and very little time. If you understand their motivation(s), it is easier to predict correctly what they will try/do next.

  38. JAK October 16, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    “Don’t forget you HAVE to be PHYSICALLY and MENTALLY fit.

    There is NO point in prepping if you can’t walk a mile. There is no point in prepping if you are unwilling to shoot a home invader. You MUST be prepared in these two regards first, other wise, everything else is for show”.

    You don’t study history or war very well. Best go back and find out how many tough guys have been laid out in the dirt by children, elderly, infirm, etc. It is a bunch.

  39. JAK October 16, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    “Has anyone seen the movie….The Road This is what America will be like 5 years of a nuclear and EMP attack”.

    This was planned LONG ago. If you like movies, watch “Things to Come” (1936).
    The future of Amerika is likely to be a combination plate of The Road Warrior mixed with The Hunger Games…

  40. JAK October 16, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    “Here is a breakdown of the first three fundamentals you MUST understand in trying to grasp the logic of the elite: 1.Their logic defies all reasoning. 2. They absolutely don’t care. 3. They’re absolutely ruthless.

    If you “get a handle” on these three concepts… the rest of your questions will be “self-answering”… good luck my friend”.

    I have tried to tell people this for years to no effect.

    1. Not quite correct; they operate on the basis of “volumetric logic”, which can best be demonstrated if you ask a person a question which requires a yes or no answer, you will get “Definitely maybe” as a reply.

    2. Not so, they certainly do, about their goal.

    3. Correct.

  41. JAK October 16, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    “The reason you’re having trouble grasping this concept is because you apparently have morals and ethics… and because of that, you’ll be a very easy target when the time comes… I can’t drive the point home enough that the elite just don’t care. I say again… ‘they’ just don’t care – it’s beyond them. This MUST become an absolute concept: ‘they’ just don’t care…. They just don’ care”….

    Ah, but they DO you see!
    They have moral and ethics, just of a different level. You don’t understand that as yet it seems.
    It is VERY tough to fight these folks unless you understand them and what motivates them, and for most people that is NOT going to be a real pretty thing to have to face.

  42. JAK October 16, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    “In Brief: The unknown people behind the curtains whom ‘we / the little people’ call the ‘elite’ simply have no rational goals and their actions make absolutely no sense if you’re trying to look at all these events they’re creating from our ‘logical’ point of view and not theirs… simply understand that all these elitists want and crave is ‘power’ and ‘blood”.

    Not correct. Their goal is very simple and clearly defined. If you don’t know what that is yet, you need to go back to class. I don’t like it either, but it is their goal, not mine.

  43. Permie October 16, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    History has shown that humans and many animals have a better chance at long-term survival by working together. The principals and practices of Permaculture are well worth learning, one of which is “many hands make light work”

    Skill-share is vitally important. Who in your hood has medical expertise, tool and bike repair abilities, food preserving knowledge and equipment, carpentry and tailoring skill?. Inventory tools and skills, rather than each individual having to reinvent the wheel. Basically it’s the barn-raising and wagon-circling our ancestors did.

    Learn to see “waste” as resources. Cardboard, newspapers are carbon, and when combined with kitchen scraps and urine, are soil builders. Plastics have many practical uses for planters, containers, scoops, water storage.

    Help each other build backyard gardens, make herbal medicine, particularly, include the young people, learn to preserve your harvest.

    So….what’s left now…..charcoal and wood ash from fireplace? Wood ash…great for strong beans and charcoal to filter water ( even radiation), Viola! No “garbage” to pile up.

    If people are building community, they are not fighting and they have a natural defense system. When a gang of a couple of dozen troublemakers comes up against a neighborhood of 100 people, united…they will be more apt to move on.

    Once you get your own neighborhood up and running, move on to the next one. That way they won’t be raiding yours because they will have they own. Eventually the wandering raiders are going to run out of places to raid and one of them will stop and ask you how you became so self-sufficient, sustainable and resilient and how can he help and what does he know and what he can contribute.

    For practical starters, make a simple outside toilet from a 5 gallon bucket with a seat. Use for solids only. A handful of sawdust after each use and cover between uses. When full, set it aside. In a year it shall have transformed into rich soil, suitable for planting a fruit tree or bush.

    Collect liquids in a quart yogurt container and mix with8 parts water to 1 part urine. water your garden. Urine is almost pure nitrogen. Plants love it.

    For water, take a hula hoop or similar shaped item. Attach plastic to the hoop in such a way that it forms a deep, wide cone with a hole it the bottom. Support it and place it over a 5 gallon bucket. The night air condensation will provide some water.

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  46. haunebu October 17, 2013 at 1:17 am

    Hello, Jerry C., and thank you for answering.

    I do not entirely agree with your point about our/their logic. Even if they only crave “power” and “blood”, a logical succession of steps must exist. I can understand, to a degree, the need for “blood”. But that power must be exercised over “something” or “someone”, otherwise it’s just a meaningless word. Maybe it’s just me and my lowly understanding of things, but you can’t just go and indiscriminately kill people, without any plan whatsoever. That would contradict the assumption that they have rationally, thoroughly and relentlessly pursued the goal of world domination for decades/centuries.

    I think the scenario involving the massive US depopulation and rebuilding has huge gaps. Imagine that several months after the grid collapse and several tens of million of Americans dead, in the Spring of 2014, or even later, in the Spring of 2015, tens of million of Mexicans start marching northwards. There is no more an American Government, or one extremely weakened and unable to control large swathes of US soil, no more border guards, entire States of the US emptied of their population and so on.
    And they come to live there, because now there is empty land. They will have their own guns, or they will take guns from the corpses of the dead Americans, and you will still have a large population, more or less armed, which is beyond your control.
    Please do not dismiss my argument out of hand, because in our part of Europe we had population migration in the late Antiquity, early Dark Ages, up to the 12th century AD. And we tried to understand why and how masses of people were moving to and fro. And I can tell you this much, if the strength of the US border defense falls, or even its perceived strength for that matter, you will have large population movements northwards. It’s pretty much like the late Roman Empire, when all the barbarians were knocking at its gates. And after they entered (406 AD and after), the Romans were unable to dislodge them anymore. And they really had no moral or ethical trouble about killing people.
    Imagine that 10 million Mexicans move to the SW of the US. A foreign population, which sticks together because it has little in common with the “Natives” and because of external dangers, reasonably armed. They are no longer citizens of Mexico and answering to that government. You will have a lot of trouble to impose an elitist, globalist rule upon them.

    Another point where logic seems to fail, regardless of its origin, is that by killing millions/billions of people, you will undoubtedly kill a lot of educated people in the practical fields. Today modern/Western societies have a huge degree of specialization, with large numbers of people involved in an industrial process, for example. We, the majority of the end users have really no idea about how a computer, or a software is made, or even a simpler thing like a car, for that matter. Killing a large percentage of the population will undoubtedly destroy much of the learned population which know how to make and operate various machineries. Robots have not taken over that much of those processes, at least yet. I also doubt that that elite has much practical knowledge about agriculture, for that matter.
    So by killing so many people, they would have to struggle a lot to save civilization, for a “Mad Max” scenario, or others like that, can always be the predominant result, and most likely a new Dark Age of humanity, who knows for how many centuries.

    On the other hand, there remains the question of the rest of the world. If Europe follows in the trail of the US and its economic collapse following the grids shutdown, and the countries here also fall, we will have hundreds of millions of North-Africans, Arabs and other Asians ready to migrate. They did it already for a number of centuries and are still doing it. I think it takes a good intellectual effort to imagine an Western-based, globalist/elitist rule imposed upon a population which is pretty much uneducated, and has only hardly or just recently broken with tribal ties in their previous homeland.
    And I think the Chinese government will will be only too happy to send some hundreds of millions of “colonists” to the rest of the world, making some room over there for the rest of them. They are like sardines in can, anyway, in coastal China.

    So, regardless of the origin of the logic, there can only be negative results for this elite, if ONLY Americans are getting killed, and this hypothesis can be therefore dismissed. I believe that a discussion regarding the killing of the majority of the world population can be a separate subject.

    Regarding the foreign soldiers happily and willingly shooting and killing Americans and American families, I stand to disagree. It is not that easy to kill people indiscriminately in our age. It took the Nazis years and years of thoroughly indoctrination of their military machine, and still there were 100,000 German soldiers executed for not following the order to assassinate civilians. And I’m not talking about the concentration camps, I’m talking about the regular G.I. Gerry who was supposed to pull the trigger on a rifle. The NATO troops on US soil would be British, French, German, Poles, Italian and from other NATO-member countries, maybe even my Romanian counterparts, who are less indoctrinated in a savage ideology, and have quite a different background than the regular, trigger-happy, maybe brainwashed, US G.I Joe.
    And the opposite is quite true actually. All those Americans, armed to the teeth and willing to die for their freedoms, will have little to no mercy on a “foreign occupation force”, with terrible impact on its morale.

    And guns and bullets can control people only that far. At one point, you are no longer afraid of their guns and bullets. If you have the assumption that the Americans will gladly fight for their freedoms and liberties, please do not dismiss the willingness of the rest of the world to do the same. I have lived through a violent Revolution, in which I’ve seen unarmed people looking up the barrels of the guns of a hostile military force, and courageously facing their bullets. There are limits, very real limits, to the power of a military force to control a population. You need to look no farther than Afghanistan (both the Soviet and the American sessions).

    I believe that is enough for this reply. I apologize for any inconvenience I may have caused with my thoughts here. I do not wish to upset anybody. I do not necessarily wish to challenge the scenario that a world depopulation will take place, but only to contribute to the logical/rational/intellectual formulation of such an event and its consequences. I believe that could help us all to prepare better, there and here, if we understand the conditions of the implementation of such a plan.

  47. David October 17, 2013 at 5:13 am

    Most survivalists omit one key bit- if the grid were to suddenly go down, every nuke plant in the area of the grid collapse would go into meltdown. Radiation would spew everywhere. The only way to stop it would be constant water-cooling while generators ease the plant into a shutdown mode. This requires fuel for the emergency generators, a constant caravan of big rigs rolling on the highways delivering water and fuel, etc., for several weeks or a month or three. In a grid down situation, it is very unlikely that the nuke plants can be safely shut down- deadly radiation will envelop the nation, or even the world, and almost everyone will die- it does not matter if you have a three year supply of food and water, or if you are hidden in the hills. You are toast.
    The planet is booby trapped with 450 odd nuke plants. Just one right now in Fukushima Japan is threatening the entire planet. When the grid goes down, we are will go down. The only solution is nuclear remediation of some sort, on a large scale.

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  50. AE October 17, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Why would the Elite want most Americans dead? Because we have too many guns, want too many rights, and once we are gone our resource-rich lands can be parceled off to land-starved polluted China and power-hungry Russia bit by bit.

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  52. JAK October 17, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    “Regarding the foreign soldiers happily and willingly shooting and killing Americans and American families, I stand to disagree. It is not that easy to kill people indiscriminately in our age”.

    Then you are greatly mistaken.
    Remember a little hamlet in Viet Nam called Mai Lai? Remember Kent State in Ohio? Those were American soldiers my friend. Now think about foreign ones who really hate you.

  53. JAK October 17, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    “You need to look no farther than Afghanistan (both the Soviet and the American sessions)”.

    That is because the Afghans have guns and won’t give them up.

  54. JAK October 17, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    “The only solution is nuclear remediation of some sort, on a large scale”.

    Never happen. The nukes are less a threat than believed, else the entire population of Japan would be dead right now.

  55. JAK October 17, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    ” the Romans were unable to dislodge them anymore. And they really had no moral or ethical trouble about killing people”.

    Ahem,

    You’d better go back and study history; the barbarians made up a large percentage of the Legions at that point. The Romans were too interested in “bread and and the circus” to bother fighting them. At the end, the farmers, who were almost the only productive class left, finally quit in disgust and went to the cities to get in on the government dole, and the Empire fell.

  56. JAK October 17, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    “Another point where logic seems to fail, regardless of its origin, is that by killing millions/billions of people, you will undoubtedly kill a lot of educated people in the practical fields. Today modern/Western societies have a huge degree of specialization, with large numbers of people involved in an industrial process, for example. We, the majority of the end users have really no idea about how a computer, or a software is made, or even a simpler thing like a car, for that matter. Killing a large percentage of the population will undoubtedly destroy much of the learned population which know how to make and operate various machineries. Robots have not taken over that much of those processes, at least yet. I also doubt that that elite has much practical knowledge about agriculture, for that matter”.

    Again, you are vastly mistaken. Go watch the films “Things to Come” and “Zardoz”. These people have had thousands of centuries to prepare this they are not so haphazard as you seem to believe.

  57. JAK October 17, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    “Why would the Elite want most Americans dead? Because we have too many guns, want too many rights, and once we are gone our resource-rich lands can be parceled off to land-starved polluted China and power-hungry Russia bit by bit”.

    No.
    It isn’t most Americans, it is ALL the useless eaters, and that includes the Chinese and Russians.

  58. Penny Pincher October 17, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Re. night vision binoculars, get an old pair of 7×50 military binos. They are good in low light and are cheap.
    Or get a monocular – half the weight.

    Now for my two cents on urban vs. rural and bugging out.

    I have seen this “make your house look ransacked” advice and I don’t think it’s all that great of an idea. If it hits the fan hard enough, the entire city will look ransacked without your contribution.

    But, if you end up stuck in an urban war, you will want to make “rat lines” between the houses so you don’t have to go out in the street to get around. This is where people build tunnels out of debris between houses, or they dig a tunnel between basements.

    Getting out of an urban center is tricky with the timing. You could end up stuck in a traffic jam, more vulnerable than if you had stayed home. It’s better to move to a small town, so you’re out of the city but still in civilization.

    Very remote survivalists’ bugout locations became targets for looting gangs in Argentina after their currency crash. The remote location meant they would also have days in which to rape or torture the people living there, with no way for them to call for help. Back in civilization it was still dangerous, but if you got broken into you could at least scream where someone could hear you.

    If you are of poor health and need a hospital on a regular basis, you should stay where there is a hospital.

    So, move to a small town if you can, don’t go so remote that you can’t get help if you need it, and don’t bother trying to give your house that “looted-in” look.

  59. Rat Droppings Size October 25, 2013 at 7:01 am

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  60. James Marshall October 25, 2013 at 7:28 pm

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  61. Jerry C October 26, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    For JAK and ‘haunebu’…

    Believe it or not, I actually agree with the vast majority of everything both of you are saying even though it seemingly ‘contradicts’ my previous points.

    Overall, I was simply trying to stay very ‘generic’ with my points to consider and keep from going deep with philosophical / religious ideologies.

    When I said that ‘their logic defies all reasoning – I stand by that – their logic makes absolutely no sense – not to us – until you understand that they’re absolutely ruthless and will stop at nothing in achieving ‘their goals’. But as JAK pointed out – it does make sense ‘to them’. I see no need to ‘split hairs’ here… that’ll involve too much time…

    When I said that ‘they don’t care’ – I stand by that as well – they don’t care… they don’t care about you, me or the rest of the ‘bottom feeders’ who walk the face of this earth. Again, I was simply trying to keep from writing endlessly in an attempt to try and cover countless considerations. These kinds of sites on line are not the place for that – encyclopedias are the place for that…

  62. Jerry C October 26, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    For ‘haunebu’ …

    In re-reading your input to me, you have presented excellent points to consider… on the surface, I reiterate that I agree with your position that much of everything being purposed in an attempt to give meaning to what is unfolding before us is ‘insane’ (my wording in an attempt to speak for your position – if that ‘word’ does not suffice, please correct it with something more appropriate).

    Allow me to simply cut to the chase and present you the final paragraphs of my ‘overall position’.

    I don’t know who you are, or what you believe (spiritually, philosophically or otherwise) –
    However, there is a ‘reality’ I would like for you to at least consider – and – if after giving it some thought it doesn’t fit into your understanding of things… then I’ll simply wish you well and the best of luck in finding the answers you’re looking for elsewhere.

    For your consideration: For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Eph.6:12)

    Years ago, I had the uncomfortable privilege of talking to a man who had become a ‘Christian’ after having spent much of his life as a Satanist – even becoming elevated to a position of ‘high priest’ for ‘his region’.

    We talked – at length. At one point we talked about the seemingly illogical amoral laws and direction our lawmakers followed at times. As I was expressing my distain over a particular situation within our government, he stopped me and asked me a series of questions. He asked me: Jerry, do you call yourself a Christian? I replied – yes. He asked: Do try and do what is right according to ‘what is written’ (in Scripture – implied)? Again, I relied – yes. Do you try and follow after Christ? Of course… (but I fail constantly). He then blew me away with what he said next – that’s when he told me that while he was a high priest, he had ‘several congressmen – and congresswomen in his ‘gathering’ and they specifically took orders from him (and those orders came from even higher up his ‘food chain’) on certain issues that would come up while the government was in secession.

    He told me that just as I try to be a loyal servent and follow the ways of Christ, Satanists too are loyal followers of Lucifer and try to do his bidding. Hence, Eph. 6:12

    But ultimately, one of the core elements it all boils down to is this: Lucifer simply wants to destroy ALL of mankind – including those who serve him. Lucifer absolutely DOES NOT CARE ONE BIT ABOUT ANY HUMAN BEING – INCLUDING HIS FOLLOWERS. Why you may ask – the reasons are very simple – and one of them is this: it is said that ‘man’ is made in the image of his / her creator (God – Creator of the universe) and Lucifer holds man in utter distain and holds us all in absolute contempt because every time he looks at us (all of mankind), he sees the image of the God who he tried to exalt himself over and failed. So, since he can’t get to God, he’ll come at us – every single one of us whether we believe he exists or not – and, whether we believe that he and God exists or not – Christians and Jews are simply the ‘battle cry’ or the ‘rallying cry’ or the reason for ‘the call to arms’… but ultimately, it is his ultimate objective to destroy ALL of mankind. Period.

    That is why I bring it back to my three basic points – only this time I’ll insert the core name Lucifer. (If you don’t know, understand or believe in the existence of him, the logic of the ‘elite’ will make absolutely no sense, and Lucifer is the reason ‘they’ absolutely don’t care, and are absolutely ruthless)

    Oh, and a footnote here: some of the ‘elite’ know all of this, and they STILL do his bidding… while others are convinced that Lucifer will actually win in the end and they will have places of power…

    I’ll leave it at this for now… this should be enough information for you to decide whether or not you want to have any further communications with me… I’ll check in on this from time to time and see if you’re responding… and we’ll go from there… take care my friend…

  63. Romanus October 28, 2013 at 6:33 am

    When a man begins to own a gun for the purpose of protecting himself, it means he does not trust God for his protection. A heart that has repented from sins and confessed them to God need not fear death or dangers. There is nothing that happens to a true child of God without his knowledge or approval. It is when men begin to leave in sin that they fear what happens to them. I recommend at least the book of John in the bible so that after reading it one should know God’s plan of salvation through Jesus Christ his Son and the Holy Spirit which should dwell in a true child of God and guide him even in time of difficulty. Many like the saints but they do not want to leave like them. It is proper to flee from dangerous spot but to own or carry a gun, the scripture said whoever kills with the sword shall be killed with a sword.

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