Preparing for Disaster as Opposed to Eco-Marxist Directives
John R. Houk
© April 20, 2013
All right I am a sucker for these ads that promote the end of the world and market some self-help and/or Prepper books, CDs, manuals and so on. I came across this gloom and doom ad that sets the stage for food shortages which will lead to the collapse of society.
The ad is aimed to people like me and to Preppers. I am not a Prepper but if I was physically capable I might actually be more interested in taking at least some minimum Prepping steps. I do tend to lean that if things don’t change from the current course of Marxist/Socialist cultural change (Obama’s Change), I believe a number of economic and food accessibility will become an issue leading to chaos.
Although this ad illustrates the worst possible scenario for American society it is advertising some kind of aquaponics method to produce food in your backyard or back property. To buy into the ad means the worst case scenario is not expected because armed bands of people will eliminate you or join you to carve out a fiefdom of survival under the Dark Age of lawless global chaos.
What is aquaponics? According to Wikipedia:
Aquaponics (pronunciation: /ˈækwəˈpɒnɨks/), or pisciponics, is a sustainable food production system that combines a traditional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. In aquaculture, effluents accumulate in the water, increasing toxicity for the fish. This water is led to a hydroponic system where the by-products from the aquaculture are broken down by nitrogen fixing bacteria, then filtered out by the plants as vital nutrients, after which the cleansed water is recirculated back to the animals.
As existing hydroponic and aquaculture farming techniques form the basis for all aquaponics systems, the size, complexity, and types of foods grown in an aquaponics system can vary as much as any system found in either distinct farming discipline. – Read the Rest
My fellow Conservatives and Conspiracists everything predicted in this video is the same kind of agricultural, food (e.g. meat) and depopulation scare tactics put forth by proponents of Agenda 21 Eco-Marxist to control the world’s population in some dreamed up utopia in which the elite at the top tell the people how to live and exist for their own good.
The difference between Agenda 21 and this kind of marketing is the former promotes global authoritarianism and a top to bottom government while the latter promotes individualistic or common association Free Market path to self-preservation without government infringement on Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
And so – in this case – Alec Deacon is selling a solution to fear which at first glance is a bit over the top exploitation of emotion for personal profit. That is a bit annoying, BUT I have to admit his fear marketing is better than the public solutions for humanity to form a New World Order under the guidance of Eco-Marxist proponents of Agenda 21.
NWO, Agenda 21 Mission Statement: : Goal, Depopulation Of The Earth To 500 Million People (Video)
Effective execution of Agenda 21 will require a profound orientation of all human society, unlike anything the world had ever experienced… A major shift in priorities of both governments and individuals and a unprecedented redeployment of…. Human and Financial resource. Population reduction to 500 million inhabitants on earth.
“The current life styles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class- involving high meat intake, the use of fossil fuels, electrical appliances, Home and work place air conditioning, and suburban Housing, -are not sustainable”
Now here is a bit about Alec Deacon gleaned from his blog site entitled My Family Survival Plan:
A few words about Alec Deacon…me. First of all I want to tell you that I am married to my lovely wife Ana and I have two beautiful boys, David and Andrew. The second most important thing that I have to say about myself is that I like my coffee black. J Now let me tell you about my line of work. I used to work as a hygiene officer in a well-known US company, being in charge with food safety. In the time there I learned a lot about food. Beside the cooking techniques I learned the most important thing about food …. And that is “food security”. During my time there I thought more and more about food security and began to see the bigger picture. Food security is actually a small part of all the things that jeopardizes our daily way of life but it opened my eyes so now I can spot the other threats. Being a fan of outdoor living, fishing carp is one of the things I love most. This sport is my biggest pleasure of them all (and my most expensive one…hehe). Fishing is one of the oldest and most basic survival skill…a good fisherman will never starve and will keep his loved ones well fed. The site that I began to create here is designed to keep people aware about all the problems we are facing now and to help them create a custom SURVIVAL … Read the Rest
If you`ve landed on this site five minutes ago, you`ve probably already figured out some of my interests: preparedness, U.S. politics, DIY, health and food security. Just reading the titles of the articles I post here is enough to get what subjects make me tick.
However, I must confess something. The idea of creating this site has a more selfish origin, which also reveals the #1 on my interests list: my family. I swear I would do ANYTHING to protect them and make them happy. My wife Ana and my two boys, David and Andrew, are the world to me. When I nearly lost them in a fire 6 years ago, I became this survival fanatic who dreamed of living in a water-proof, fire-proof and unbreakable plastic bubble, together with his family.
I`m not that person anymore. I`m more relaxed now, but that`s only because I know I`m prepared for anything. But when I look around and I see Americans are ten times more relaxed than I am, but not because they`re prepped to the teeth… but because they`re simply ignorant… I`m thinking they might use a daily dose of good, old paranoia, just to open their eyes to what`s going on in the U.S.
And that`s why I created this site. To help Americans see beyond the pink lenses of their glasses. Well, that didn`t work out that well. And I`m actually glad it didn`t. Because what I`ve created here is even more important: the MyFamilySurvivalPlan community. Made of people interested in the same issues, people who love their families more than anything in the world, who want to protect their kids and their homes and who want to see this country change into better. And I want to thank you for being part of this community. People like you are the ones I write for.
Now what makes me an “authority” in the field? Well, I already told you about my fanatic preparedness period. And although I am over the crazy now, I`m still very passionate about survival and … Read the Rest
So getting back to the ad I referred to at the beginning of this post. I was annoyed that somehow I got on a list of third party advertisers because the ad came to my inbox via a website called Our Friends of Freedom. If you click the link I just provided you will go suspiciously to a website that serves one purpose. And that purpose is to actually sign up to be on the third party ad email list. I have no idea how my name was added but it probably has something to do with my compulsive curiosity to check out the numerous ads marketed in the same way as Alec Deacon’s offer.
Now I actually downloaded the video because email hooks with the paranoia of “P.S. — From what I know the video will be taken down in 48 hours.” Since the video was downloadable I did so. Typically when I tried to “X” out of video webpage the usual pop-up offers “Leave Page or Remain Page”. If you click “Remain” you are moved to the text version of the Alec Deacon’s ad offer.
Below [Actually at SlantRight 2.0] is the rather lengthy text to the 38 minute video. I am not pushing you to buy anything; nonetheless the worst case scenario gloom and doom info is fascinating. Now I didn’t do this but you might find his aquaponics system fascinating as well. Barring the gloom and doom, if you are a thrifty person, an aquaponics system could save on the grocery bill.
By Tony Newbill
Edited by John R. Houk
© April 7, 2013
Tony Newbill has been looking for info that informs you on how a dollar collapse, economic collapse, Eco-Marxist agenda and so on will affect an American’s way of life or existence. Many of my readers may have read similar information either here or another source; nonetheless it is important to realize much of this information has swung away from uncertain Conspiracy Theory toward the realm of Conspiracy Fact.
The last item of these emails I am posting from Newbill is an exposé on privatized prisons in America. Needless to say privatized prisons as they exist today are horribly run on the scale of a third world nation and that includes juvenile imprisonment. Not only are living conditions appalling but privatized prisons are utilizing prisoners as near slave labor.
As a Conservative I believe privatized prisons sounds good as far as the taxpayer goes, but the taxpayer is not off the hook. A substantial amount of the funding comes from the government. And so since privatized prisons exist to make a profit more than house or rehabilitate unproductive criminal malcontents, profit via exploitation is reprehensible. After all America fought a Civil War over the issue of slave labor. AND I don’t have with making a profit, BUT I do have a problem with exploiting humans for modern slavery regardless if they are criminals or are persecuted for their beliefs.
Thus privatized prisons is an example for a reason to have government regulation and mandates instead of less government. Standards must be set and the staffing of the appropriate amount of Inspectors needs to be maintained and executed. Capitalism for human exploitation is evil. Capitalism for the Pursuit of Happiness for individuals and the common good is good for Americans. Slave labor and third world living conditions – especially for juveniles – is not the common good.
Surprisingly Newbill agrees with the Left in that the solution for the Crony Capitalism of privatized prisons is to shut down for profit prisons in favor of government run prisons only. That solution is tossing out the baby with the dirty bath water.
The kind of treatment that prisoners are receiving in privatized prisons should be criminalized that everyone the least prison guard on up the corporate ladder to corporate officers prosecuted for breaking the law. AND if there is not an adequate legal provisions then State and Federal legislation must get on the ball!
Enjoy this latest volume of Tony Newbill emails.
Why we are Losing our Economy UNFAIRLY!!!
Sent: 2/11/2013 11:37 PM
Right here this makes the case that the way the trade policy is designed it does NOTHING about Asian Pollution standards. Yet these exporting nations can dump their products on other nations that have strict Pollution standards. This makes for unfair production values and is why we are losing our industrial base unfairly!
WASHINGTON, D.C.– A leak today of one of the most controversial chapters of the Trans- Pacific Partnership (TPP) reveals that extreme provisions have been agreed to by U.S. officials, providing a stark warning about the dangers of “trade” negotiations occurring under conditions of extreme secrecy without press, public or policymaker oversight, Public Citizen said.
“The outrageous stuff in this leaked text may well be why U.S. trade officials have been so extremely secretive about these past two years of TPP negotiations,” said Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch. “Via closed-door negotiations, U.S. officials are rewriting swaths of U.S. law that have nothing to do with trade and in a move that will infuriate left and right alike have agreed to submit the U.S. government to the jurisdiction of foreign tribunals that can order unlimited payments of our tax dollars to foreign corporations that don’t want to comply with the same laws our domestic firms do.”
Although the TPP has been branded a “trade” agreement, the leaked text of the pact’s Investment Chapter shows that … READ THE REST below the Youtube video (Leaked TPP Draft: Global Corporate Dictatorship; posted by TinFoilAddict; 6/14/13)
Here is Obama’s biggest Environmentalist Czar [John P. Holdren] and he is taking down the market with the trade policy. So right there you have to ask WHY???
(CNSNews.com) – In a video interview this week, White House Office of Science and Technology Director John P. Holdren told CNSNews.com that he would use the “free market economy” to implement the “massive campaign” he advocated along with Population Bomb author Paul Ehrlich to “de-develop the United States.”
In his role as President Barack Obama’s top science and technology adviser, Holdren deals with issues ranging from global warming to health care.
“A massive campaign must be launched to restore a high-quality environment in North America and to de-develop the United States,” Holdren wrote along with Paul and Anne H. Ehrlich in the “recommendations” concluding their 1973 book Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions.
“De-development means bringing our economic system (especially patterns of consumption) into line with the realities of ecology and the global resource situation,” Holdren and the Ehrlichs wrote.
And especially when the same group of supporters are begging this President to change this path of destruction we are on we must ask, “why – why – why???”
The World Trade Organization is a self serving and undemocratic organization that operates outside of our control. The U.S. Constitution states that all treaties made under the authority of the United States become supreme law of the land (Article VI). When our government stymied under pressure from foreign-represented lobbyists and signed the WTO treaty our government effectively weakened our sovereignty.
Our laws, regulations and administrative procedures are now open to challenge.
Since entering the WTO in 2001, trade with China has resulted in the loss of 2.8 million jobs through 2010, according to the most recent study by the Economic Policy Institute. Those fortunate enough to retain their jobs witnessed their annual earnings decrease by roughly $1,400. American workers are put in direct competition with one another as more and more employers look to offshore production to nations with lower wage rates.
Jobs losses have affected every sector of the economy in both white and blue-collar occupations. Over that time we … READ THE REST (The WTO Now Controls Our Economy, Fate and Future; Economy in Crisis)
Watch this it is Lou Dobbs on Fox Business. It’s only 5 mins
Sent: 2/12/2013 11:27 AM
[SlantRight Editor: Lou Dobb is in an interview discussing the potential reasoning for why President BHO is accruing a huge stockpile of ammunition and comparing that with BHO past speeches on building a well equipped uniformed national police force.]
Now inject This Market Traders Comments …… Karl Denninger
[SlantRight Editor: Denninger talks about an economic collapse in 2013[
Tony Newbill Response to this email I sent him:
What do you think of the idea that Russia and China are hoarding gold? The theme of an article I found on The Economic Collapse asserts that Russia and China are hoarding gold as a precursor to end the prominence of the US Dollar, the currency of exchange among the OPEC nations. In other words it is a ceasing the use of the petro-dollar.
RE: Russian and Chinese Gold
Get Far Away From USA…Its Collapse Will Be Messy… Globally, Japan Will Be The First One To Fall… This Is The Most Dangerous Time In The Human History… We Are Heading Toward A Historic Global Financial Meltdown!!
[SlantRight Editor: At this point in the article there was a video with a similar title. Youtube removed the account from which the video was embedded. Below is also a similar title but I am unsure if it was the original intended video by the author of the article.]
World’s central bankers at Davos warn cheap money’s blowing a new asset bubble. Dr. Doom, Marc Faber, “loves the high odds of a ‘big-time’ market crash.” Another, Nouriel Roubini, says “prepare for a perfect storm,” while Bond King Bill Gross sees a “credit supernova” dead ahead.
Yes, the Dow and S&P500 hit new highs. But the rally’s hiding huge risks: “GDP turns negative as U.S. economic recovery stalls,” screams one headline. Another hears a “Ticking Time Bomb.”
World’s central bankers at Davos warn cheap money’s blowing a new asset bubble. Dr. Doom, Marc Faber, “loves the high odds of a ‘big-time’ market crash.” Another, Nouriel Roubini, says “prepare for a perfect storm,” while Bond King Bill Gross sees a “credit supernova” dead ahead.
Rally? Bubble? Crash? Global? Is the economy “peaking?” Are we on a long, slow-growth downhill slide to a 1% GDP? Is our banking system infested with a soul-sickness virus? Is Adam Smith’s capitalist ideal turning against our markets and economy, accelerating the odds of more brutal competitive wars over an ever-shrinking, low-margin profits pool?
John this will cause the break away from the dollar as Argentina will defect from the dollar as settlement currency and fold in with China. I bet Argentina freezes prices to break the inflation spiral.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina announced a two-month price freeze on supermarket products Monday in an effort to break spiraling inflation.
The price freeze applies to every product in all of the nation’s largest supermarkets — a group including Walmart, Carrefour, Coto, Jumbo, Disco and other large chains. The companies’ trade group, representing 70 percent of the Argentine market, reached the accord with Commerce Secretary Guillermo Moreno, the government’s news agency Telam reported.
The government announced the price freeze on the first business day after the International Monetary Fund formally censured Argentina for putting out inaccurate economic data. The IMF has given Argentina until September to bring its statistics up to international standards, or face expulsion from the world body in November.
… (READ IN ENTIRETY: Argentina freezes prices to break inflation spiral; By ALMUDENA CALATRAVA; MyFoxNY.com; Posted: Feb 04, 2013 12:51 PM CST Updated: Feb 18, 2013 12:51 PM CST)
Hey take a Look at this…
Sent: 2/16/2013 9:45 AM
Hey take a Look at this … More Fascism to corrupt the economic system and an alliance to network on data mining???
Hey Wall Street Who Needs True value Growth when all you have to do is Kiss up to the State and fold into the Harness of Tyranny!!!!
It hasn’t drawn much attention, but Facebook’s first annual earnings report contains an accounting gem: a multibillion-dollar tax deduction for the cost of executive stock options and share awards.
Even though Facebook (FB) reported $1.1 billion in pre-tax profits from U.S. operations in 2012, it will probably pay zero federal and state taxes—and even receive a federal tax refund of about $429 million—according to a Feb. 14 statement from Citizens for Tax Justice.
USDA Promoting Racial Division at Taxpayer Expense
Sent: 2/17/2013 8:58 AM
Government watchdog Judicial Watch has released video footage of a sensitivity training produced by the United States Department of Agriculture, a training mandatory for USDA employees. The footage reveals the instructor telling class attendees he doesn’t like the word “minorities” but instead prefers “emerging majorities.” He also tells the class pilgrims were illegal aliens and that the “insiders” of America get nervous about the “outsiders.”
“Say the pilgrims never gave their passport to the Indians,” he said to the class while creepily asking for reinforcement of his points through chanting of “bam.” “I want you to say the pilgrims were illegal aliens.”
First off, why are taxpayers paying for sensitivity training at all and second, why is the USDA diving into diversity education?
Meanwhile, the USDA is offering Hispanics and females who felt they were discriminated against between 1981 and 2000 a $1.3 billion payday.
The Trigger has been pulled, the Crash has begun. How are things going to play out? My Take
Sent: 2/24/2013 10:52 AM
We have obviously crossed the threshold folks, things are falling apart by the day and the game of Kick the Can has at long last gone as far as it can. The rest of the World no longer has a choice, the United States is no longer the big bully on the playground who won WWII and their fingers are no longer so firmly around the throat of the planet. The long lunatic nightmare of Bernanke monetary ponzi schemes cannot continue.
It will be interesting to see what their plan is to try and switch the U.S. (and possibly the World) to a new currency system. My take?
There will be an immediate bank holiday across the board, stopping all transactions of any kind in all avenues of banking and stock markets. This will likely happen on a Friday afternoon, and there will be no warning. A temporary state of martial law will be instituted, in which people are told to basically stay at home as though they are taking a sudden ‘cheap holiday’ and things like trucking of supplies of normal groceries and the like will be the only thing still going on under strict military rules, keeping all emergency supplies of diesel available to those lines of credit used for that infrastructure. Military escorts of supply convoys will be the only thing moving on U.S. highways for perhaps several weeks until they restart the engine under the new rules. Police in all cities will be given total freedom to ‘shoot first, ask questions later’ for any deviation from total movement restriction of citizens. Examples will be made, and the media will carpet bomb the public with this message.
The U.S. will lock down the dollar (both digital and paper) to a complicated SDR basket of currencies around the World, the Canadian dollar will figure heavily in this. This will obviously include devaluation across the board of many world currencies, and some of the currencies (like our Canadian dollar) will also be strictly controlled during this time (wanna know why we care so much? 90% of our economy is still directly tied to you Yanks) The U.N. and IMF will be token heads of an emergency council that all countries of the World will have no choice but to agree to (barring a few examples in the Middle East and North Korea, Cuba, a few South American countries, etc).
Debt restructuring will be performed from top to bottom. The 1.4 Quadrillion derivatives bubble will … (READ THE REST: The Trigger has been pulled, the Crash has begun. How are things going to play out? My take…; InvestmentWatch; 2/22/13)
This is the stage in which the EU will shift to a Yuan settlement Currency, dividing the EU and USA for first time since WW2 and cause the dollar to collapse and Hyper inflation on goods and services in the USA.
They are going to demonstrate in front of the House of Representatives. People is fed up with politicians’ corruption and private debt. Far-right and far-left groups are marching along with liberals, libertarians, social-democrats, conservatives, communists, anarchists against the political corruption.
A Government’s representative has said that this demonstration is a coup d’état. Hope everything goes fine.
As EU bankers squeeze Greece beyond its ability to pay, the social consequences mount.
Unions question the wisdom of austerity as unemployment grows and a contracting economy means less tax revenue.
Greece’s austerity policies could create a crisis of insolvency within the country, undermining the very reason they were implemented – to repay the country’s debt – says the country’s biggest labour confederation.
“I am afraid that we may see a phenomenon that could cause a social explosion,” says Savvas Robolis, scientific director for the Labour Institute of the General Confederation of Workers in Greece (GSEE), the private sector’s confederation of unions. “Right now many people can’t pay their taxes. That’s why state revenue fell 300 million euros ($395m) short of January targets. If that continues, I don’t know if the state will be able to meet its obligations by June or July. It may not have the cash to pay salaries and pensions.”
The state heavily subsidises approximately 1.3 million pensions, according to finance ministry data. It also pays the salaries of almost 800,000 state employees, roughly a quarter of all people still working in the country. Failure to pay those pensions and salaries in full would greatly impact on the state’s own tax revenues, and therefore … (READ THE REST: IMPLOSION ALERT: Europe On The Verge of A Social, Political, Systemic Breakdown And The Last Remaining Hope To Save Europe Is Slipping Away; InvestmentWatch; 3/23/13)
Here is the China Yuan currency deal taking shape between EU and China:
Sir Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England, is on the brink of striking a deal with the People’s Bank of China which would cement the UK’s role as the leading G7 trade hub for the world’s fastest growing currency.
The Bank of England expects to sign a final agreement to set up a three-year yuan-sterling swap line “shortly”, during a meeting between Sir Mervyn and his counterpart Zhou Xiaochuan in Beijing.
European and US officials have been pressing China for years to do more to open up the yuan to market forces, saying its artificial weakness was one of the key imbalances of the global economy.
Beijing is slowly delivering, although it still keeps a tight rein on gains for the currency for fear it will weaken its export-powerhouse economy, which has been the biggest engine of global growth for a decade.
… (READ THE REST: Dollar Collapse Update: Bank of England Closes In On China Currency Deal, Fed Downplays New Bubble Worries And Already Planning QE5, G20 & IMF Push for Global Fed, Global Currency, And World’s Largest Gold Storage Dumping US Customers!! InvestmentWatch; 2/23/13)
Would the stock market be as high if this were not going on????????
Sent: 3/5/2013 9:33 AM
$253.5B—Obama Borrowed Nearly 6x as Much in February as Sequester Cuts All Year
In its Budget and Economic Outlook for Fiscal Years 2013-2023, published in February, the CBO explained that only $44 billion in planned federal spending will be cut during this fiscal year as a result of sequestration.
The CBO also says additional cuts that will be “attributable” to fiscal 2013 will actually take place “in later years”—not in fiscal 2013.
“By CBO’s estimate, budgetary resources for defense (other than spending for military personnel) will be cut by around 8 percent across the board, and nondefense funding that is subject to the automatic reductions will be cut by between 5 percent and 6 percent,” said CBO. According to that estimate, discretionary outlays will drop by $35 billion and mandatory spending will be reduced by $9 billion this year as a direct result of those procedures; additional reductions in outlays attributable to the cuts in 2013 funding will occur in later years.”
The combined $35 billion in discretionary cuts and $9 billion in mandatory cuts—or $44 billion–that will actually take place this year equal approximately one-sixth of the new debt the federal government accumulated in February.
Bottomline: In February alone, the government borrowed nearly 6 times as much as it intends to save with the sequester over the rest of the fiscal year. (READ IN ENTIRIETY: $253.5B—Obama Borrowed Nearly 6x as Much in February as Sequester Cuts All Year; By Terence P. Jeffrey; CNSNews.com; 3/4/13)
Gang way to the Global Currency war and dollar collapse
Sent: 3/9/2013 10:44 AM
The rally right now is going to cause an epic currency war of the worlds to break out very soon as food prices and defection from the dollar emerge. Last Month’s 253 Billion dollar Cash Expansion in buying t-Bills and MBS away from the banks by the Fed is a tell tale sign of just how bad things have become. This cash going into the market is fueling foreign nations’ inflation that will force them to reject the dollar. The market will ricochet like a rocket when China offers these 2 nations [Australia and New Zealand] an option to trade without the dollar as their settlement currency. Once this domino falls, it will set off a series of rejections in the EU and its OVER for the dollar as the world trade currency and we will see an explosion of inflation in the USA on existing supply. Whatever Little bit of Foreign supply we import, Oil will rocket to the point that Obama will have to declare a National emergency and nationalize the markets. The Ammo and armaments build up are for this.
Here’s a signal of how the Global Food riots will cause the breakdown of the Dollar trade currency war that’s coming. We saw it bring on the 2008 collapse and it’s here again because all the real cash investments have been consolidating into Ag related Investments over the past 4 years since the financial collapse and the Federal Reserve has accelerated this now to the point we are going to see this finale ……
The U.S. dollar is gaining marginal strength against Australian and New Zealand currencies, which makes our dairy exports slightly less competitive.
“The weakness in the Australian and New Zealand dollars is tied to potential problems with the Chinese economy,” says Jim Dunn, an agricultural economist with Pennsylvania State University.
“The Chinese government is trying to limit speculative property investment. China has been building expensive apartments and office complexes without any market to occupy these buildings for years, and this bubble might burst.”
The Australian and New Zealand economies are tied closely to exports they send to China, says Dunn. Dairy exports are crucial to both the Australian and New Zealand economies, and a loss of even a portion of the Chinese market would be felt worldwide as more Aussie and Kiwi dairy products would become available for sale elsewhere.
… (READ THE REST: Chinese Real Estate Bubble Could Deflate Dairy Markets; By Jim Dickrell, Dairy Today Editor; AgWeb.com; 3/6/13)
Allan Savory: How to green the desert and reverse climate change
Sent: 3/9/2013 1:26 PM
[SlantRight Editor: The above link is to a proprietary video on Green info and Climate Change.]
Private Profit Prisons and their Influence on Gun Rights Changes – needs Investigation NOW
Sent: 3/10/2013 10:32 AM
How does being a For Profit Detention Corporation keep from Lobbying for Reforms to say Gun Rights and or any other Constitutional Changes to create More and More Criminal traffic to increase their profits???? Think what the Possibilities are here for them to Lobby for a Mental Health Gun Law Change that would Open up the expansion of their Facilities in their Housing of a Mental Health Criminals that was for example Caught in possession of a weapon thus creating the expansion to drive up PROFITS????? I BET These people are Lobbying the Federal Government Right Now for Gun Law Changes. They are getting to draft the Mental Health Provisions that Determine a Person’s State of Mind to Possess a Gun that will make them a Potential criminal for these Profit Prisons to Capitalize on with tax Payer bailout Money from the 2008 Bailouts. Plus I bet they are getting a Capital Injection through Investment vehicles that access Federal Reserve Discount window Funding as in how the QE Spending that’s Been going on.
Corrections Corporation of America is the nation’s largest owner and operator of privatized correctional and detention facilities and one of the largest prison operators in the United States, behind only the federal government and three states. CCA currently owns and operates more than 65 facilities including 47 company-owned facilities, with a design capacity of more than 90,000 beds in 19 states … More
Biggest threat to Liberty in America and the Most Egregious form of Fascism ever seen in the USA!!!!!
Sent: 3/10/2013 12:38 PM
Here’s a ton of research that proves this is the Biggest threat to Liberty in America and the Most Egregious form of Fascism ever seen in the USA!!!!!
Private Prisons are created by corporations who are now allowed to take control of something that should remain in the governments (sic) hands… the imprisoning of its citizens. The ethical implications of this are endless and it has turned prisoners into products. Corporations have one goal… to increase revenue each year. The only way private prisons do that is by incarcerating more and more people. They do this though the typical means that large corporations use… they lobby congress aggressively and donate to politicians who will champion new legislation that assures more and more people are placed in prison.
“Private prison companies… have worked hard over the past decade to create markets for their product. As revenues of private prison companies have grown over the past decade, the companies have had more resources with which to build political power, and they have used this power to promote policies that lead to higher rates of incarceration.” (Justice Policy Institute)
HOW COMPANIES EXPLOIT INMATES
Phone companies charge astronomical rates for prisoners to call out making it difficult if not impossible for them to stay connected to family, which is imperative to their stability upon release. Dial Back Phone Rates for Prisoners
“In many state prison systems, what on the outside would be a 10-cent call costs $9.”
(Elsner, Alan (2006). Gates of Injustice: The Crisis in America’s Prisons (p. 47)
Many prisons require inmates to work, which is reasonable. However, the monitary (sic) compensation is not and neither is the exploitation that happens with “free” prison labor. Prisoner’s make pennies on the dollar, some as little as .17 cents an hour, for large corporations who prosper from free “slave” labor. (READ THE REST: Private Prisons Turn Inmates Into Commodities; A Painful Truth)
Damon Hininger, the chief executive of CCA, sounded an optimistic note when asked about the impact of reform on an investor call earlier this month, noting, “There’s always going to be a demand for beds.”
In recognition of the profits at stake, the prison companies have invested in key legislators leading the reform process—although the companies are coy about their purpose, denying that they are attempting to influence Congress’s deliberations.
Their lobbying efforts are nothing new. CCA and other large private prison companies have forged ties with political insiders by spending huge sums on lobbying firms, campaign contributions and grants to friendly think tanks. An analysis by the Associated Press last year found that the three major private prison corporations—CCA, the Geo Group, the industry’s largest two companies, along with a smaller company, the Utah-based Management and Training Corporation—spent roughly $45 million over the past decade to influence state and federal government.
The private prison industry has cultivated support from Republican leaders on immigration policy, from Senator Marco Rubio, the “face of comprehensive immigration reform,” to the right edge of the House Republican caucus, a review by The Nation has found.
Unlike other stakeholders involved in today’s process, prison companies have stayed away from the headlines, and have told reporters that they are not planning to engage.
A study by the American Friends Service Committee says privately run prisons are not cost-effective and are more difficult to monitor than state-run correctional facilities.
The Quaker advocacy group says Arizona paid $10 million more for private prison beds between 2008 and 2010 than it would have for equivalent beds in state prisons.
That report also alleges 157 security failures in the five private prison, including malfunctioning cameras, doors, and alarms; holes under fences; and broken perimeter lights and cameras.
A spokesman for the State Department of Corrections says they haven’t had sufficient time to review the report. (Report slams Arizona’s private prisons; By Sarah Cantey; wistv.com; Updated: Feb 16, 2012 9:50 PM CST)
Private Profit Prisons and their Influence on Gun Rights Changes needs Investigation NOW!
The Prison Industry in the United States: Big Business or a New Form of Slavery?
Human rights organizations, as well as political and social ones, are condemning what they are calling a new form of inhumane exploitation in the United States, where they say a prison population of up to 2 million – mostly Black and Hispanic – are working for various industries for a pittance. For the tycoons who have invested in the prison industry, it has been like finding a pot of gold. They don’t have to worry about strikes or paying unemployment insurance, vacations or comp time. All of their workers are full-time, and never arrive late or are absent because of family problems; moreover, if they don’t like the pay of 25 cents an hour and refuse to work, they are locked up in isolation cells.
“The private contracting of prisoners for work fosters incentives to lock people up. Prisons depend on this income. Corporate stockholders who make money off prisoners’ work lobby for longer sentences, in order to expand their workforce. The system feeds itself,” says a study by the Progressive Labor Party, which accuses the prison industry of being “an imitation of Nazi Germany with respect to forced slave labor and concentration camps.”
The prison industry complex is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States and its investors are on Wall Street. “This multimillion-dollar industry has its own trade exhibitions, conventions, websites, and mail-order/Internet catalogs. It also has direct advertising campaigns, architecture companies, construction companies, investment houses on Wall Street, plumbing supply companies, food supply companies, armed security, and padded cells in a large variety of colors.”
The prison privatization boom began in the 1980s, under the governments of Ronald Reagan and Bush Sr., but reached its height in 1990 under William Clinton, when Wall Street stocks were selling like hotcakes. Clinton’s program for cutting the federal workforce resulted in the Justice Departments contracting of private prison corporations for the incarceration of undocumented workers and high-security inmates.
Private prisons are the biggest business in the prison industry complex. About 18 corporations guard 10,000 prisoners in 27 states. The two largest are Correctional Corporation of America (CCA) and Wackenhut, which together control 75%. Private prisons receive a guaranteed amount of money for each prisoner, independent of what it costs to maintain each one. According to Russell Boraas, a private prison administrator in Virginia, “the secret to low operating costs is having a minimal number of guards for the maximum number of prisoners.” The CCA has an ultra-modern prison in Lawrenceville, Virginia, where five guards on dayshift and two at night watch over 750 prisoners. In these prisons, inmates may get their sentences reduced for “good behavior,” but for any infraction, they get 30 days added – which means more profits for CCA. According to a study of New Mexico prisons, it was found that CCA inmates lost “good behavior time” at a rate eight times higher than those in state prisons.
IMPORTING AND EXPORTING INMATES
Profits are so good that now there is a new business: importing inmates with long sentences, meaning the worst criminals. When a federal judge ruled that overcrowding in Texas prisons was cruel and unusual punishment, the CCA signed contracts with sheriffs in poor counties to build and run new jails and share the profits. According to a December 1998 Atlantic Monthly magazine article, this program was backed by investors from Merrill-Lynch, Shearson-Lehman, American Express and Allstate, and the operation was scattered all over rural Texas. That state’s governor, Ann Richards, followed the example of Mario Cuomo in New York and built so many state prisons that the market became flooded, cutting into private prison profits.
After a law signed by Clinton in 1996 – ending court supervision and decisions – caused overcrowding and violent, unsafe conditions in federal prisons, private prison corporations in Texas began to contact other states whose prisons were overcrowded, offering “rent-a-cell” services in the CCA prisons located in small towns in Texas. The commission for a rent-a-cell salesman is $2.50 to $5.50 per day per bed. The county gets $1.50 for each prisoner.
Oh My God The Powerful elite in Washington that want More Power and these Private prison Corporations lobbying for More Laws that Put people behind bars will supersede Civil Rights around the edges. Given the Limited Boundaries in the New laws like the NDAA [Background on NDAA 2013 and Civil Liberties] opens the door to this Private Prison Industry to BOOM!!! This is a Bad thing for Civil Liberties to stay alive!!!!!
Corporate jails are corrupt, violent and costly. And they’re lobbying hard to get more people behind bars
While the implications of an industry that locks human beings in cages for profit is an old story, there is an important part of the history of private prisons that often goes untold.
Just a decade ago, private prisons were a dying industry awash in corruption and mired in lawsuits, particularly Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the nation’s largest private prison operator. Today, these companies are booming once again, yet the lawsuits and scandals continue to pile up. Meanwhile, more and more evidence shows that compared to publicly run prisons, private jails are filthier, more violent, less accountable, and contrary to what privatization advocates peddle as truth, do not save money. In fact, more recent findings suggest that private prisons could be more costly.
So why are they still in business?
In a recently published report, “Banking on Bondage: Mass Incarceration and Private Prisons,” the American Civil Liberties Union examines the history of prison privatization and finds that private prison companies owe their continued and prosperous existence to skyrocketing immigration detention post-September 11 as well as the firm hold they have gained over elected and appointed officials.
Immigration Detention Saves the Day
In 1999, independent auditors were skeptical about whether CCA could stay afloat because beds were empty and the company experienced a $72 million net loss in revenue. By 2000, an article in BusinessWeek declared “the industry is in a rut, and its prospects have been severely trimmed. Overbuilding and ill-fated financial schemes have hammered stock prices. States, once eager to outsource their inmates, are backing out of private prison contracts. News of escapes and violence at private prisons adds to a climate of distrust.” The article concludes that “the industry’s heyday may already be history.”
With demand down, private prisons were forced to seek out new markets if they were to survive, so they turned to immigration detention. …
According to the ACLU report, heightened immigration enforcement following the 2001 terrorist attacks were largely responsible for resurrecting the private prison boom,…
Since 2001, CCA revenues have increased 88 percent, earning over $1 billion annually for the last eight years in a row. Today, CCA receives 40 percent of its business from the federal government, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. GEO Group revenues shot up as well, from $517 million in 2002 to $1.3 billion in 2010, a 121 percent increase.
Gaming the System
Although these companies are increasingly depended on immigration detention, they have not given up on the criminal justice market. For private prisons whose profits are dependent on a constant and growing pool of prisoners, that means supporting policies that maintain and even increase the incarceration rate. For inmates, that translates to longer sentences, unsanitary conditions, and as Shapiro documents in the ACLU report, brutal violence, corruption, and abuse with little to no oversight.
“Leniency and sentencing changes actually pose a threat to business models of these companies. The more crime there is the more business private prison companies get, and the more strict sentencing laws there are the more taxpayer money is poured into private prison companies incarcerating individuals for nonviolent offenses,” says Shapiro.
In other words, a more humane criminal justice and immigration detention system threatens the very existence of these companies, and according to the ACLU report, they have flooded government at the state and federal level with cash and armies of lobbyists to keep the laws as harsh and cruel as ever.
That explains why CCA spent over $18 million on federal lobbying between 1999 and 2009 and has spent $970,000 on federal lobbying in 2010 alone. As for state government influence-peddling, the ACLU report cites a study by the National Institute on Money in State Politics which found that from 2003 to 2011 CCA hired 199 lobbyists in 32 states while GEO Group hired 72 lobbyists in 17 states.
The Justice Policy Institute (JPI) released a comprehensive report in June called “Gaming the System,” that comprehensively lays out the tactics private prison companies exercise to push for tougher sentencing policies that add to the private prison population. While their strategy is built largely around campaign contributions and lobbying, they also cultivate and maintain special relationships with current and former elected and appointed officials, which can lead to disastrous consequences.
The Human Cost
Despite numerous cases of corruption, the private prison industry continues to thrive with little oversight, largely due to a revolving door between public and private corrections that, according to Shapiro, “may contribute to the ability of some companies to win contracts or to avoid sufficient scrutiny from the corrections departments charged with overseeing their operations.”
If you’re looking for one of the reasons why the United States imprisons more people — by miles — than any other nation, you can look to the development of private prisons as a means of making some people rich. Those people spend millions of dollars to lobby elected officials to do two things: Convert government-run prisons to private prisons, and lock up more people for longer periods of time. Because that makes them even richer.
Private Prisons, Politics & Profits
Torture in US Prisons
… (READ OR VIEW IN ENTIRIETY: Private Prisons – for Profit Out of Control; apfn.org; Last updated 08/06/2011)
A State and or Federal Revenue stream should fund these facilities and their success should be based off of a Lower prison population due to an Active and Productive society and community in a State or Federal jurisdiction that’s positively productive and this leading to a Lower amount of Crime. We cannot lower crime if the society is Idle and not being self-providing and creating a self-respecting feeling of accomplishment that leads to Honor, Respect and Dignity in a people!!!! That should be the Goal of a Community organizing system. Not just getting government assistance and then the Denigration of Self-respect be what lowers self-esteem and leads to negative behavior. A person’s Ambitions and goal setting should be the Plan of setting the course of Creating a hopeful and healthy Society.
This looks like the Exact Opposite of what we as a society should be looking for in productivity in building a sustainable economy!!!
Nearly half of all immigrants detained by federal officials are held in facilities run by private prison companies, at an average cost for each detained immigrant is $166 a night. That’s added up to massive profits for Corrections Corporation of America, The GEO Group and other private prison companies:
As the AP explains, these remarkable profits come in the wake of an equally remarkable lobbying campaign. In the past decade, three major private prison companies spent $45 million on campaign donations and lobbyists to push legislation at the state and federal level. At times, this money has gone to truly nefarious legislation. A 2011 report found that the private prison industry spent millions seeking to increase sentences and incarcerate more people in order to increase the industry’s profits. … (READ IN ENTIRIETY: Private Prisons Spend $45 Million On Lobbying, Rake In $5.1 Billion For Immigrant Detention Alone; By Aviva Shen; Think Progress; 8/03/12 12:00 pm)
© Tony Newbill
Edited by John R. Houk
Tony Newbill Conspiracy Theory Emails
From: 12/22/12 to 1/17/13
Tony Newbill sends emails to me relating to what many would call Conspiracy Theory. Too often the thought of ‘Conspiracy Theory’ is thought of in the pejorative sense. Most of the data that Tony Newbill sends me is something I agree with. Ergo, in my book a better description is Conspiracy Fact. Even so predictive conclusions are still theories even if they are credible predictions. So I will stick to ‘Conspiracy Theory’ yet in a positive predictive sense rather than the typical pejorative sense that status quo thinkers grudgingly stick to.
With no further adieu here are a series of Tony Newbill emails that should give you pause in future planning. I may include expansive excerpts of some of the links and/or include some of my thoughts along the way.
Agriculture Publications Now talking about Overpopulation in the World
Sent: 12/22/2012 7:28 AM
Now you even have the major Agriculture Publications coming out now talking about Overpopulation in the world. This is leading to a NO Growth Economic Policy in the Private Sector as the Government Prints their own operating Capital and Begin to isolate from the US dollar as world trade currency. This is leading to a dollar collapse!! This makes the risk takers in the free market who buy bonds and hold debt investment in fixed income markets nervous when supply expansion is not being realized for true fundamental growth that can create equitable net value to back the debt being created. This is why the Federal Reserve is buying the U.S. Government Debt. See here the latest report:
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke revealed on Wednesday that the Fed will buy $85 billion in bonds every month beginning in January, and continuing until unemployment falls from its present 7.7 percent to 6.5 percent. The step made it clear that job creation has become the Fed’s primary focus. During his statement Bernanke also announced he planned to keep interest rates near zero as long as unemployment remained over the 6.5 percent target. The announcement was intended to reduce borrowing costs by persuading investors that interest rates would remain low for longer than they might have expected. The goal is to spur more borrowing that would result in more spending that would lead to faster growth.
The most optimistic economists say it will take two years for the jobless level to reach the targeted level, while the Fed’s own projection is that it will be the end of 2015 before unemployment drops below 6.5 percent, which means the newest quantitative easing (QE) effort, the fourth since the great recession, will result in a little over two trillion in spending over the next 24 months- and that total is based on best case scenarios concerning the pace of job creation. (READ THE REST)
They are saying this is to stimulate employment but the money is going to cover the Over Spending the US Government has on the books. So we have non-convertible debt that’s leading to insolvency and a bankrupted nation that is right now the world’s trade currency.
Urban populations will rapidly strain services and resources
Population experts project that in 30 years 9 billion people will reside on this planet. That’s a staggering total, especially considering the demands such a number will place on our natural resources. World population surpassed 7 billion in 2011.
Efficient food production will become critical, but, food may not be the most important issue facing people at mid-century. The World Health Organization says the rapid increase of urban populations, especially slum populations, means health issues will remain a critical threat to humans. The agency cites overcrowding, lack of safe water, and improper sanitation systems as the primary factors contributing to poor health among the urban poor. Slums often become breeding grounds for diseases like tuberculosis, dengue, pneumonia, and cholera.
As global population expands, most of the growth will be in urban areas, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute, suggesting additional population growth in slum areas and further health concerns. (READ THE REST)
And so we have defection in the ranks of the WTO and the Dollar as Trade currency. Listen to this Video and how the foreign investors who used to buy dollar bonds and treasuries to buy on the world oil market is now gone and this will cause hyperinflation in our energy and durable goods soon:
NCCR Editor: Oops, I waited too long. The above link is inoperative. Here is a description of Lombardi Financial Judgment Day Profit Letter: “Judgment Day Profit Letter features stocks that we expect to profit as the American Ponzi scheme collapses. And for a country where the central bank is printing money with no end in sight, we believe a collapse is only a matter of time. In each monthly issue George Leong gives full details of his picks for big gains as this scheme unfolds, complete with stock price charges; buy, sell or hold advice; stop limits; and advice on when to get out for maximum profits.”]
What he says about China and Russia trading Oil for Yuan instead of dollars that will lead to the defection of other nations using dollars which will lead to hyperinflation in the USA in September is reported here:
On Sept. 11, Pastor Lindsey Williams, former minister to the global oil companies during the building of the Alaskan pipeline, announced the most significant event to affect the U.S. dollar since its inception as a currency. For the first time since the 1970′s, when Henry Kissenger (sic) forged a trade agreement with the Royal house of Saud to sell oil using only U.S. dollars, China announced its intention to bypass the dollar for global oil customers and began selling the commodity using their own currency.
This announcement by China is one of the most significant sea changes in the global economic and monetary systems, but was barely reported on due to its announcement taking place during the Democratic convention last week. The ramifications of this new action are vast, and could very well be the catalyst that brings down the dollar as the global reserve currency, and change the entire landscape of how the world purchases energy. (READ THE REST)
Listen to the video at the 1:45 mark. This is what’s driving the global economic collapse:
[NCCR Editor: Here is the link to begin at the 1:45 mark]
I found the video in this stuff; the Baltic dry chart is an ominous sign in this first link:
Amid growing concern that the global economy is teetering on the edge of a total collapse, governments in Europe, China and the United States continue to manipulate statistics in an effort to paint a picture of recovery and a return to normalcy.
But despite their best efforts to fabricate positive employment numbers, GDP growth, currency stability and stock market health, the stark reality is that the global economy is at a standstill, and has been since before the crash of 2008.
Economic growth is measured by how much we produce and consume, and before the bursting of the bubble there was an unprecedented level of consumption in America and throughout the rest of the world. But when credit markets and lending froze in response to a loss of confidence in the financial system following the collapse of investment giants Bear Stearns and Merrill Lynch, the economy as we had come to know it fell apart.
Consumption fell off a cliff and left America in its deepest recessionary environment since the 1930′s. (READ THE REST)
Grocery stores may still be stocked with food and most Americans are still able to keep their family’s fed, but with 50 million Americans requiring government assistance to do so and prices on a seemingly never ending rise, how long will it be before the situation becomes unmanageable?
[The video referenced]
Any number of disasters, natural or man-made, can cause food prices to skyrocket to such levels that the most basic essentials like corn, rice, wheat, and soy beans become almost impossible to acquire for the majority of the population.
Another prolonged drought, a war with Iran that restricts the flow of oil, or a rapid collapse in the US dollar’s purchasing power could all lead to unprecedented worldwide pressure almost immediately.
We’ve seen what happens in countries where the populace is forced to spend 50% or more of their earned income on food. Despite how the media portrays it, the riots we’ve seen in the middle east, Greece and Spain have been largely fueled by cost increases in food and the inability of individuals to provide the basic essentials for their families. (READ THE REST)
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
July 4, 1776
Last week, when hundreds of thousands of people in Madrid, Barcelona and throughout Spain protested, rioted, rebelled and called for the forced resignation of every one of their parliamentary representatives and the formation of a new government, the silence from global mainstream media was deafening.
With jobless rates for those between the ages of 20 and 35 exceeding 50%, further social spending measures promised by the government, and tens of billions in handouts being transferred to large financial institutions in the broader Euro Zone, those impoverished by the economic collapse of the last four years would not be silenced.
They took the streets in droves. They rushed their parliament building, forcing representatives to barricade themselves inside. They confronted their government head on.
And for their transgressions, they were indiscriminately fired upon, beaten, and bloodied by riot police; men, women, young, old, it mattered not to the policing arm of the global elite.
Let this be a warning, America, because these riots will soon be making their way across the Atlantic ocean to our shores.
… (READ THE REST)
With digital technology being used for all manner of government distributions, it’s difficult to overtly distinguish between the severity of the Great Depression of the 1930′s and today’s economic crisis.
But just because we don’t see thousands of hungry people lined up for hours at a time at their local soup kitchen today doesn’t mean the lines don’t exist.
… (READ THE REST)
What Does It Mean to “Prepare for the Economic Collapse”?
Sent: 12/23/2012 8:21 AM
The GOP is talked about in this link and the author talks about people not knowing what economic collapse means to them , and I think the GOP and Congress in general don’t realize what a USA economy on the verge of Collapse means either once you read this article and the Links it provides it would appear the USA is on the Verge of economic catastrophe !!!
What Does It Mean to “Prepare for the Economic Collapse”?
Last week I wrote an article in response to the media’s vilification of preppers in the aftermath of the horrible tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. The article was quoted in an article on Yahoo.com, to my great astonishment, and that is when I saw how little most people understand about prepping. You can see in most of the 4492 comments the article received that many folks just don’t “get it”.
My inbox was filled with a barrage of hate mail and a number of people felt compelled to leave angry (and rather ignorant) comments on my website. I got messages from people that called me “batsh*t crazy”, messages from gun control advocates, messages from people who directly blamed me and all other preppers for the massacre, and even one particularly hate-filled email from a person who said “I hope that your kids are killed at the next school shooting.”
All of this leads me to reconfirm my belief that people sincerely do not understand why we do what we do, and that ignorance leads to fear.
If you go back through history, the “visionaries” or “wise ones” were always mocked at best and feared at worst. They were cast out of society to live alone at the edge of the village; children would sneak onto their property to show their bravery; they were burned at the stake as witches and heretics. Anything the larger percentage of people does not understand is treated as something evil and frightening.
Am I saying that preppers are all visionaries and sages? Not in a mystical “Joan of Arc” sense – but I am saying that preppers are willing to see the writing on the wall and search for a deeper understanding.
Many preppers are preparing for an economic collapse and the subsequent social collapse that will be close behind.
If you don’t think this is realistic, then you aren’t paying attention to the world around you.
… (READ THE REST)
Will Immigration reform include Gun Regulation?
Sent: 1/3/2013 10:04 AM
Will Immigration reform include Gun regulation? For those who do not conform to Gun Regulation will they be subject to reeducation internment?
A leaked U.S. Army document prepared for the Department of Defense contains shocking plans for “political activists” to be pacified by “PSYOP officers” into developing an “appreciation of U.S. policies” while detained in prison camps inside the United States.
The document, entitled FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations (PDF) was originally released on a restricted basis to the DoD in February 2010, but has now been leaked online.
The manual outlines policies for processing detainees into internment camps both globally and inside the United States. International agencies like the UN and the Red Cross are named as partners in addition to domestic federal agencies including the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA.
The document makes it clear that the policies apply “within U.S. territory” and involve, “DOD support to U.S. civil authorities for domestic emergencies, and for designated law enforcement and other activities,” including “man-made disasters, accidents, terrorist attacks and incidents in the U.S. and its territories.” (READ THE REST)
A shocking U.S. Army manual that describes how political activists in prison camps will be indoctrinated by specially assigned psychological operations officers contains numerous clear references to the fact that the policies do apply domestically to U.S. citizens.
Despite the fact that the manual is well over 300 pages long and would take hours to read properly, within minutes of posting our story yesterday a minority of commenters were claiming that the policies outlined in the document only pertained to foreign combat operations and did not apply domestically to U.S. citizens.
This is similar to the denial witnessed prior to the passage of the NDAA when some argued that the indefinite detention provisions did not apply to American citizens despite numerous legal analysts asserting they did and President Barack Obama himself acknowledging they did when he signed the bill.
… (READ THE REST)
When you see these picture it will Floor you!!!!
Sent: 1/16/2013 8:55 PM
Obama’s shameless exploitation of children as set pieces is hardly new or original. In fact, tyrants and dictators have used kids as props down through the ages.
Here are a few more recent examples:
See How These 2 Liberal Technocrats are Engaged in Contradicting Each Other
Sent: 1/17/2013 11:20 AM
See how these 2 liberal technocrats are engaged in contradicting each other over the issue of supply shortages. This is very dangerous for the faith in free market’s function and keeping risk takers involved at the financial end.
Research suggests we may actually face a declining world population in the coming years
The world’s seemingly relentless march toward overpopulation achieved a notable milestone in 2012: Somewhere on the planet, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates, the 7 billionth living person came into existence.
… And it’s expected to keep slowing. Indeed, according to experts’ best estimates, the total population of Earth will stop growing within the lifespan of people alive today.
A somewhat more arcane milestone, meanwhile, generated no media coverage at all: It took humankind 13 years to add its 7 billionth. That’s longer than the 12 years it took to add the 6 billionth—the first time in human history that interval had grown. (The 2 billionth, 3 billionth, 4 billionth, and 5 billionth took 123, 33, 14, and 13 years, respectively.) In other words, the rate of global population growth has slowed. And it’s expected to keep slowing. Indeed, according to experts’ best estimates, the total population of Earth will stop growing within the lifespan of people alive today.
And then it will fall.
This is a counterintuitive notion in the United States, where we’ve heard often and loudly that world population growth is a perilous and perhaps unavoidable threat to our future as a species. But population decline is a very familiar concept in the rest of the developed world, where fertility has long since fallen far below the 2.1 live births per woman required to maintain population equilibrium. …
American media have largely ignored the issue of population decline for the simple reason that it hasn’t happened here yet. Unlike Europe, the United States has long been the beneficiary of robust immigration. This has helped us not only by directly bolstering the number of people calling the United States home but also by propping up the birthrate, since immigrant women tend to produce far more children than the native-born do.
But both those advantages look to diminish in years to come. A report issued last month by the Pew Research Center found that immigrant births fell from 102 per 1,000 women in 2007 to 87.8 per 1,000 in 2012. That helped bring the overall U.S. birthrate to a mere 64 per 1,000 women—not enough to sustain our current population.
… (READ THE REST)
[NCCR Editor: This link takes you to the first comment posted on the above story. I am uncertain if Newbill wants us to read all the comments or simply the first.]
Edited by John R. Houk
John R. Houk
© March 1, 2013
I’ve been following the issue of various Federal agencies loading up on guns and ammo while the Dems and the Obama Administration are thinking of ways to watch gun owners and to limit the fire power that American citizens can own. Now I have discovered that Sarah Palin also believes the Dem led government of President Barack Hussein Obama is stockpiling guns and ammo to point them at U.S. citizens if civil unrest erupts and chaos ensues after an economic collapse:
John R. Houk
© February 21, 2013
Have you heard of Porter Stansberry or his company Stansberry and Associates? Stansberry is noted for giving financial information designed to beat a government reputed to be corrupt.
The thing is Stansberry has a bad reputation. He was convicted for fraud after a SEC investigation that spelled out that Stansberry provided false information in an investment newsletter that he sold at a thousand bucks a periodical. It didn’t help Stansberry that his so-called inside tipster denied providing info for the newsletter.
On the other hand Stansberry claims his conviction/judgment (btw $1.5 million) is government persecution that trampled his free speech rights under the First Amendment. I am guessing those deemed victims did not turn down the restitution of the Court judgment though.
So why am I providing this mini-profile on (Frank) Porter Stansberry? The reason is I have gone to gone to a few of the stansberryresearch.com website ads offering a long report via video and text providing a credible Conspiracy Theory then offering a report or a subscription for you to use the information to formulate a financial strategy pertaining to the issue of the ad.
If you are a Conservative and aware of UN conspiracies surrounding Agenda 21 and the Eco-Marxism of Climate Change proponents, then you are a person who will be caught on the Stansberry hook to be reeled in. Basically Stansberry financial scenarios are alluding to economic collapse and government intrusion.
I found an ad on a pro-conservative website from Stansberry and Associates. The ad came with a typical warning such as ‘this video has been banned by such and such’ or ‘this video is a dire warning the government does not want you to know about’ of a similar nature. I am paraphrasing because I don’t remember the website I saw this particular ad; nonetheless nearly all Stansberry and Associates ads come with a Conspiracy Theory hook to get you to click. AND yes I am too often guilty of clicking. The curiosity is just too much for me. You will know if you have let your curiosity get you to a Stansberry ad because if you attempt to leave the web page a box pops up asking if you really wish to leave or continue on a non-video page. Most of the time a Stansberry non-video page is the text of the video followed with a link to purchase the product.
If you Google some of the hook factoids in the ad you will discover the information is verifiable or at least partially true which increases the hook value. And so because of Stanberry losing his legal battle with the government I personally would not buy anything from Stansberry and Associates; NONETHELESS I have taken to heart his conclusions. (Actually the text version of the video I watched is signed Dr. David Eifrig, Jr., MD, MBA. Stansberry used a pseudonym in previous Internet ads such as Jay McDaniel. Thus I am uncertain if the conspiracy solution I watched was Stansberry or an actual Eifrig.)
This particular Stansberry/Eifrig ad has an interesting premise:
#1. How to legally hide some of your money from the government, and how to generate some “invisible income,” which you don’t have to report to the government or anyone else.
#2. How to maintain as much privacy as possible in a world where privacy has essentially disappeared.
#3. And how to get some of your money “off the financial grid,” so it is beyond the reach of Wall Street and big banks. (Quoted from the ad)
Eifrig then says his product will show you how to legally hide your money (I am guessing unless your intent to hide your money without the government detecting you hid your money). If you legally hide your money I presume the government will not know you have taxable monies. AND the product addresses the increasing capacity of the U.S. government and large powerful corporations to electronically monitor and/or spy on your personal business and private habits.
Again, I am not endorsing that you buy the Stansberry and Associates product. However, this long essay should inspire you to find credible and reputable methods to protect yourself from economic and/or government collapse as well as find ways to protect your privacy in things you believe is no one’s business either publicly or privately.
Below is the text of the video. The video and text are quite long so you can use the SlantRight blog to refer back to the info in the sales just for information’s sake if you choose not to buy the product. If you desire to watch the video separate from the Stansberry and Associates link I have copied it and will make it available upon risk for about a week (Let’s say March 1, 2013). You can send an email with the subject ‘Send the Video’ to firstname.lastname@example.org. If I don’t respond I’m afraid your email request went to my junk folder. You are welcome to give it another shot. If you actually want to buy the Eifrig product via Stansberry and Associates you will have to go to the ad link and purchase it there.
John R. Houk
© February 18, 2013
Distrust of government is one foundational truth that the 13 American Colonies band together to overthrow the then unjust British government for imposing taxation without colonial representation AND a British military enforcing that taxation by stepping on the Liberties on the American colonial citizens that considered themselves equal citizens of the British Empire. Obviously the possession of arms and guns became an important issue for colonials that grew weary of a government imposing law from the rule of law from across the Atlantic Ocean in jolly London England.
Now President Barack Hussein Obama and his Leftist minions are using a slew of unfortunate massacres by crazy people to disarm Americans. Or if the denizens of gun control decide to compromise by allowing gun owners to continue, the government intends to know where every gun owner is and what kind of gun they own. Knowing the location and kind of gun an American citizen owns is nearly the same as disarming Americans. All the government has to do is send loyal government police to collect those weapons under some made up national emergency leading to martial law.
So here is something you are Americans need to be aware of. Did you know that while Obama tries to eliminate gun owner ship that several national agencies involved in law enforcement are buying ammunition in greater quantities? AND it is not just any kind of ammunition but it is hollow point bullets. Hollow points impact a particular kind of destruction penetrating barriers and ripping flesh.
Gregg Campbell writing for the Tea Party News Network (TPNN) asks to the effect: If Obama wants to disarm Americans so badly why are law enforcement agencies arming themselves in greater magnitude with hollow point bullets? Is there a conspiracy of government preparation for the chaos that would follow an economic collapse?
Read Campbell’s article and become more active in protecting your Second Amendment Rights to own and bear arms.
As Government Seeks to Disarm Americans, the Department of Homeland Security Buys 1.6 Billion Rounds
By Greg Campbell TPNN Contributor
February 17, 2013
There’s an old saying that goes, “A broken clock is right twice a day.” And while we may be inclined to often dismiss the more conspiracy-minded assertions of political pundits that see a massive conspiracy to explain every rain puddle they step in or red light they encounter, the fact remains that as our government becomes more sinister in nature, Americans are jumping to conclusions that while seemingly outrageous, may very well be correct.
For instance, the Department of Homeland Security has purchased 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition, prompting much speculation amongst political pundits and casual observers of politics alike.
This is in addition to a purchase by the Social Security Administration of 174,000 hollow-point bullets last August. When pushed for an answer as to why the Social Security Administration was purchasing the hollow-points, an expensive round often carried by active-duty police officers for its lethality and resistance to over-penetration of the target, the Social Security Administration claimed that the purchase of ammo was for “training.”
At a time when the government is working to disarm the American populace, the Department of Homeland Security is simultaneously arming themselves with an amount of ammunition that could shoot every American around 5 times. Why?
Radio host and political pundit Mark Levin claims he knows why. On Friday night’s broadcast, Levin stated,
“I’m going to tell you what I think is going on. I don’t think insurrection. Law enforcement and national security agencies — they play out multiple scenarios. They simulate multiple scenarios. I’ll tell you what I think they’re simulating: the collapse of our financial system, the collapse of our society and the potential for widespread violence, looting, killing in the streets, because that’s what happens when an economy collapses.”
“I’m not talking about a recession. I’m talking about a collapse when people are desperate, when they can’t food and clothing, when they have no way of going from place to place, when they can’t protective themselves. There aren’t enough police officers on the face of the Earth to adequately handle a situation like that.”
He also discussed his time in the Reagan Administration and noted,
“And having been close enough to law enforcement — not in law enforcement, but close enough to it in my days in the Justice Department — I expect that they’re running through these scenarios just in case. … I know why the government is arming up. It’s not because there’s going to be an insurrection. It’s because our society is unraveling… You see what’s going on in Greece, in Spain and Portugal and other parts of the world? That’s what they fear, and yet, they’ve caused it.”
As American take notice of the encroachments upon our Second Amendment rights, the government is simultaneously arming themselves and claiming that the purchase of 1.6 billion rounds is a cost-saving measure that buying in bulk provides.
Americans have historically been wary of a government working to disarm them. However, doubly as ominous is the arms race between government and the civilian population. As conspiracy theorists hail this as a sign of trouble ahead, it brings to mind another old phrase: “Just because you’re paranoid, it doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you.”
NCCR Editor: A person left a comment that I really enjoyed and thus I am also cross posting this comment.
If you look closely at the picture above, some things should jump out at you in this view, besides the Red and Blue Lights: Full body armor, a fully “up Armored” vehicle and weapons.
The first is that there is no Organization Identification on either the Vehicle or the personnel.
The weapons that they are holding are the full Military versions, which are not available to the general public. Not the AR-15 that the Government is trying to take away from the public. The AR-15 is actually just a semi-automatic rifle, which looks SCARY. But if the powers that be have their way, and depending on how it is worded, would be made illegal because of its ability to fire more than one bullet without reloading. That would also include my .22 which is semi-automatic. Its tubular magazine holds over 10 bullets, and it was made in 1928.
The shotgun on the left is the “Street Sweeper”, designed to deliver 0-0 Buckshot in a horizontal pattern, semi-automatic. The weapon in the middle, although you can’t really see much of it you can see the bore. .223 would be the most logical choice and that would make it an M-4, full automatic. The one on the right is the shorter version, designed for “Urban Warfare” and made to be used inside a building. And that is not counting the “Weapons Systems” of the vehicle itself.
I have read in different articles and seen in news programs that the DHS, FEMA, TSA and even the SSA have order[ed] multiple types of Ammo, now numbering in the Billions. It would follow logically that the weapons to fire them would have also been bought.
That type vehicle is the same type I saw in IRAQ while I was there. And DHS etc have several. Ask yourself “WHY?” Are they planning to put the private army that is being built in our country into some far off foreign land?
If you don’t think there is a Private Army being formed and supplied, you have not been watching. FEMA and DHS are graduating a class of about 250 every two weeks….EACH. It was on national news and shown on the net many times SUPPOSEDLY to assist in times of “national emergency”. How many bullets does it take to kill a Hurricane or a Flood?
Do you honestly think that these type weapons systems are going to be parked outside your home to protect you and your loved ones; should the Nation breakdown to roving Armed bands or gangs who are bent upon taking what you have?
You can call me paranoid if you wish. I prefer the labels of INFORMED AND PREPARED. That mantle fits me better than “sheeple, victim or SUBJECT”.
Do NOT Trust a Govt. that Ignores the Constitution
John R. Houk
© February 18, 2013
As Government Seeks to Disarm Americans, the Department of Homeland Security Buys 1.6 Billion Rounds
© 2012 Tea Party News Network
Comment edited for purposes of blogging – forgive me Mac M.
John R. Houk
© January 16, 2013
Have you seen any web ads that have a hook that runs something like “banned by FEMA” or “banned by Google” or “Your govt. does not want you to know this”?
Yes, I admit to biting on the hook. These ads appeal to those who have doubts about the future of the U.S. economy. These doubts bring visions of economic depression, societal chaos, government oppression exercised because of a collapsing economy or National Security breakdowns or just a cessation of government authority in general.
I find it unfortunate that the Free Market I believe in so much allows fear-entrepreneurs to make money by the possible and/or probable threat to individuals’ and families’ livelihood. This fish bit the hook because I lean toward plausible possibility. I am still in denial a coming chaos will change America into an everyman for himself wild, wild West is inevitable. Possible yes, probable maybe, but inevitable – no.
Survivalists are somewhere between probable and inevitable. Nonetheless, if the chaos proceeds as the Survivalists believe, I want to be a friend with at least one of them.
And so I continue to check out the ads every once in awhile. What I find annoying is the commonality in all these ads. That commonality is the link taking you to the video page will not let you leave with one click of the “X”. On my browser it always asks if you want to leave or remain. If you click leave you are sent to another page that lays out the details for a purchase of a book, CD, DVD or so on. I have not succumbed to the fisherman yet by allowing the ad to reel me in. BUT because I am still in the possibility crowd I keep clicking them because of the curiosity.
The thing is I discover little nuggets of fascination when I listen to these videos. So instead of purchasing (in this case) “The Long-Term Family Survival Course,” I thought I would check out some Survivalist websites for a little more info.
I discovered that Survivalism is a pretty big subculture. One site I found has an enormous amount of text files to download to study the ideology and the how-to of Survivalism. If this tweaked your curiosity here is the link: http://www.textfiles.com/survival/. Then I found a Website that purports to have a list of the founding fathers of the Survivalist Movement.
This is what I am going to do from here. I am going to cross post these posts at SlantRight 2.0:
The last is a part of the ad I watched. I have in the past placed a teaser of one of these videos. Unbelievably a complaint was filed with Youtube and I had to remove the video excerpt from the SlantRight Youtube Channel. The part I am cross posting is the page I was taken to after trying to leave the video ad portion.
If you are curious and want to read up on this kind of stuff you can Google Survivalism, read a few of the downloadable links from http://www.textfiles.com/survival/, maybe browse the Survival Spot blog or just buy the Family Survival Course.
The Founding Fathers Of Survivalism (Updated)
William Atkin – Survival Spot Owner
02 April 2010
The modern survivalist movement has been influenced by a number of people. But a select group of influential authors and speakers have virtually shaped or perhaps created the modern survivalist movement. This article is dedicated those special people, those founding fathers of survivalism.
*Note, this list is in no particular order
- Mel Tappan
- Howard Ruff
- Don Stephens
- Joel Skousen
- Cresson Kearny
- Ragnar Benson
- Bruce D. Clayton
- Jeff Cooper (colonel)
- Kurt Saxon
- James Wesley Rawles
1. Mel Tappan
Mel Tappan began his career collaborating with other members of the survivalist movement. Co-authoring a book and writing a small column for “Guns & Ammo” magazine in the 70′s. He is best known for his book Survival Guns which is still in print today, 32 years later. However, despite his popularity we couldn’t manage to find a single image, video or audio clip of Mel. Mel encouraged his readers to relocate away from metropolitan areas as a part of their survival strategy. Mel was once quoted by the Associated Press as saying:
“The concept most fundamental to long term disaster preparedness, in retreating, is having a safe place to go to avoid the concentrated violence destined to erupt in the cities. When you have a growing apprehensive awareness that the time grows short for you to relocate away from areas of greatest danger, then choose [where you will live] carefully.”
Unfortunately Mel passed away in 1988 but his legacy will continue to live on with the admiration and weight his name currently carries. His wife, Nancy Mack was one of his biggest supporters and continued his work for a number of years.
Books written by Mel Tappan:
2. Howard Ruff
Howard Ruff is another one of the original Survivalists who entered the scene in the 1970′s. Drawing on his experience in financial advising, he has written several books focusing on financial preparedness topics. He has been known to encourage investing in precious metals and food storage, rather than traditional stocks and bonds. Although he may not have a household name, Ruff has been fighting for sound economics for a lifetime. He recently appeared on MSNBC to speak about the fragility and possible threats to the current US economy in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Through his books, speaking and other engagements, Howard has become one of the foremost pioneers of sound economic principles as related to self sufficiency.
“It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.”
Books written by Howard Ruff:
- How to Prosper in the Age of Obamanomics: A Ruff Plan for Hard Times Ahead
- How to Prosper During the Coming Bad Years in the 21st Century
- Ruff’s Little Book of Big Fortunes in Gold & Silver: A Middle Class License to Print Money
- How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years: A Crash Course in Personal Financial Survival.
- Famine And Survival In America
3. Don Stephens
Don Stephens entered the Survivalist scene in the 1960′s with concerns about a possible financial collapse (which seemed to be the trend at the time). H A strong proponent of relocation, Don used the knowledge gained studying architecture at University of Idaho Don has written many great books on eco friendly, self sustaining home designs and living as well as contributing to many others works (including working with Mel Tappan). An influcencer, a thought leader and an innovator are just a few ways to describe Don Stephens.
Books written by Don Stephens:
- The survivor’s primer & up-dated retreater’s bibliography
- Personal Protection, Here and Now
- Retreating on a Shoe-string
- Green Papers
- The Complete Survival Guide)
4. Joel Skousen
Joel Skousen is a political commentator, former Marine and survivalist author. His non-fiction books mainly focus around homes, land and security. Joel has been a huge preparedness advocate since his early adulthood and he’s still fighting the good fight today, appearing on many major news stations.Joel tows the line between generations, helping spread wisdom from past generations to the newer generations.
Books Written By Joel Skousen:
- Strategic Relocation
- High Security Shelter
- 10 Packs for Survival
- How to Implement a High Security Shelter in the Home
- World Affairs Brief (a news blog with emphasis in economics and law)
5. Cresson Kearny
Cresson was a popular survivalist author, writing most notably “Nuclear War Survival Skills”. Cresson server in military and government positions for his entire life, which gave him incredible expertise in military and technical aspects of survival. His works have been a staple of survivalist reading and have hugely impacted the education level of survivalists (especially with nuclear information). Sadly Cresson passed away in 2003. His daughter commented,
“Throughout his life he believed in being prepared for trouble.”
Books written by Cresson Kearny:
- Jungle Snafus … and Remedies
- Nuclear War Survival Skills: Updated and Expanded 1987 Edition
- The KFM, A Homemade Yet Accurate and Dependable Fallout Meter
- Will Civil Defense Work?
6. Ragnar Benson
Ragnar Benson is actually the pen name of an author who has written some of the most dangerous books available. Ragnar was considered dangerous because of his exposing works on munitions, explosives, “mantrapping”, creating new identities and more. Despite the controversies associated with his work, his writings had a powerful impact in the survivalism movement. Much of his work is focused around living an independent life and escaping the trapping of modern government/society. If you don’t own at least one Ragnar book your survival library is incomplete!
To this day at age 72, Ragnar is still active in Survivalism, recently writing the book Long-Term Survival in the Coming Dark Age: Preparing to Live After Society Crumbles.
Books written by Ragnar Benson:
- Ragnar’s Guide to the Underground Economy
- Ragnar’s Urban Survival: A Hard-Times Guide to Staying Alive in the City
- Do-It-Yourself Medicine: How to Find and Use the Most Effective Antibiotics, Painkillers, Anesthetics and Other Miracle Drugs… Without Costly Doctors’ Prescriptions or Hospitals
- Starting a New Life in Rural America: 21 Things You Need to Know Before You Make Your Move
- Ragnar’s Big Book Of Homemade Weapons: Building And Keeping Your Arsenal Secure
- Ragnar’s Ten Best Traps: And A Few Others That Are Damn Good Too
- Survival Retreat: A Total Plan For Retreat Defense
- Modern Weapons Caching: A Down-To-Earth Approach To Beating The Government Gun Grab
- Ragnar’s Action Encyclopedia
- The Modern Survival Retreat
- Eating Cheap
- Guerrilla Gunsmithing: Quick And Dirty Methods For Fixing Firearms In Desperate Times
- Ragnar’s Guide To Interviews, Investigations, And Interrogations: How To Conduct Them, How To Survive Them
- Acquiring New ID: How To Easily Use The Latest Technology To Drop Out, Start Over, And Get On With Your Life
- Survival Poaching
- Ragnar’s Homemade Detonators: How To Make ‘Em, How To Salvage ‘Em, How To Detonate ‘Em!
- Live Off The Land In The City And Country
- New And Improved C-4: Better-Than-Ever Recipes For Half The Money And Double The Fun
- Survival Nurse: Running an Emergency Nursing Station Under Adverse Conditions
- Long-Term Survival in the Coming Dark Age: Preparing to Live After Society Crumbles
- Ragnar’s Guide To Home And Recreational Use Of High Explosives
- Most Dangerous Game: Advanced Mantrapping Techniques
From One Of His Books
[SlantRight Editor: As of this post the Youtube link was deactivated.]
7. Bruce D. Clayton
Bruce D. Clayton, Ph.D., a black belt in the sixth degree, is a scientist, writer, and teacher who gained popularity with his book “Life After Doomsday” in the 1980′s. He is the author of over a dozen books on survival and self-defense, including the revolutionary Shotokan’s Secret from Black Belt Books. Shotokan’s Secret has been called a,
“manifesto for a modern revolution in the way martial arts are learned and taught.”
Books written by Bruce Clayton:
- Fallout Survival
- Life After Doomsday
- Life After Terrorism: What You Need to Know to Survive in Today’s World
- Shotokan’s Secret: The Hidden Truth Behind Karate’s Origins (With New Material) Expanded Edition
- Survival Books, 1981
- Thinking About Survival
- Tough Times Survival Guide (contributor)
- Urban Alert
- Handbook of Practical Pharmacology
8. Jeff Cooper (colonel)
Colonel Cooper was an actual Colonel who pioneered many shooting techniques, especially for small arms. In his life Cooper was a gun advocate, helping teach others how to use guns and even creating the American Pistol Institute located in Arizona. Additionally, Cooper invented The Combat Color Code (mentioned here), a code based upon situational awareness.
The will to survive is not as important as the will to prevail… the answer to criminal aggression is retaliation. – Jeff Cooper
As of 2006 Cooper is no longer with us RIP.
Books written by Jeff Cooper:
- Principles of Personal Defense
- To Ride, Shoot Straight, and Speak the Truth
- Art of the Rifle: Special Color Edtion (sic)
- Tactical Pistol: Advanced Gunfighting Concepts And Techniques
- Another Country
9. Kurt Saxon
Kurt Saxon is one of the first “survivalists”, so much so he claims to have invented the term “survivalist”. Gaining fame in the 1970′s with his popular book “The Poor Man’s James Bond”, Kurt has had an impact on the modern survivalist movement in ways most of us don’t realize. Having grown up during the Great Depression, Kurt was somewhat of an expert on surviving on a budget. Many of his publications offer various tips and do-it-yourself guides on topics ranging from home medicines to homemade self-defense weapons. If you are interested in survival and preparedness, chances are you have most likely read something reflecting the views and knowledge of Kurt Saxon. Kurt was in many ways a philosopher, speaking loudly his ideals of societal structure and its inevitable failure. To really get a feel for who Kurt Saxon is, read A Philosophy For Survivalists.
Kurt is still active and teaching survivalism in Alpena, Arkansas.
Books written by Kurt Saxon:
- The Poor Man’s James Bond
- Gran dads Wonderful Book of Chemistry
- Gran dads Wonderful Book Of Electricity
- Survivor, Volume 1
- The Survivor, Volume 2
- The Survivor, Volume 3
- The Survivor, Volume 4
- The Survivor, Volume 5
- Fireworks & explosives like Granddad used to make
- The Weaponeer
- Old Time Home Food Processing for Fun and Profit
VIDEO: Meet Kurt Saxon
**Disclaimer, We know that Rawles isn’t a “founding father” of survivalism and is instead a significant figure in the movement. However his impact cannot be ignored and deserves an honorable mention from us.
10. James Wesley Rawles
James Wesley Rawles is perhaps the most famous Survivalist of our time. He is the author and editor of www.survivablog.com, which has become a staple in the online survivalist community. His blog offers a plethora of information on survival topics from food storage and gardening to do-it-yourself survival shelters. He has set himself apart in the industry by offering a comprehensive guide on the best places to relocate to avoid disaster, and offering private retreat consulting by phone from his North Idaho home. His book “Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse” was one of my personal favorites and interestingly enough, some of the scenarios Rawles sets forward in his book are beginning to come to pass today. Many of us who currently know Rawles would say that he has become, in many ways, the modern archetype for survivalists. He has been one of the major players in the modern survivalist movement for the last several years, drawing fans and readers from varying backgrounds and demographics.
Books written by James Rawles:
- How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain
- Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse
- Rawles on Retreats and Relocation
The Survival Spot Challenge
William Atkin – Survival Spot Owner
21 May 2010
Some might know who I am, some might not. My name is Will and I’m a prepper. I run this blog, the Survival Spot. But much more important than who I am, is why I do what I do. I run this free blog for one reason and one reason alone.
To help others become more mentally, physically and emotionally prepared to take on any challenge this life may present.
Like many of you I had an “awakening” of sorts about preparedness. My reasons are as simple as anyone’s; I want to ensure a continued existence for myself and my family. More than that, I want to beyond “surviving”, I want to thrive in hard times. I don’t want my family to have to wait in the bread line. Isn’t that exactly what most us are preparing for? We’re not preparing for a single isolated incident as much as we’re preparing for the inevitable collapse of modern society. And with so many forces working against our modern system, it’s only a matter of time before our worst fear becomes a reality. We aren’t nuts or kooks, we are simply trying to be wise and realize the plain and simple truth that by being ready we aren’t at the complete mercy of someone or something else.
After several years of gathering supplies, learning new skills and changing my entire life to fit into the self reliant/survivalist mindset, I realized that there are overwhelming forces against us. I realized that no amount of preparation done by myself could overcome the tremendous odds we face in the future. It would certainly give me an advantage, but would I be able to be (sic) withstand all odds with my small family? So finally, after much thought and consideration, I realized a plain and simple truth; strength in numbers. I realized that nobody can do it by themselves. As humans we have always relied on each for strength and support. So much so that before modern technology, if we didn’t have a tribe or a group to lean on we most likely died. Us as social creatures need to belong to a group for both emotional needs and basic survival needs. The only reason we aren’t as unified now as we once were is because of the abundance of convenience and technology. This technology allows someone to be and isolationist and survive. But in the end, being an isolationist will get you killed.
So that’s why I started this blog. I did it to help others learn to prepare. To help others learn to be self reliant. Ultimately, the more people who are prepared and self reliant, the less people there will be roaming the streets looking for food. The less people there will be willing to kill over some water or a can of food. In simpler terms, the more people who are prepared, the less we need to be.
“In the beginning of a change, the Patriot is a scarce man, brave, hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a Patriot.” – Mark twain
What this quote means to me is that the most difficult challenge we preppers face is not being prepared. It’s helping others learn about why they should be prepared and how to do it. And to those of you who think “well, there’s nothing I can do to change their minds”, I’ve been there and I’ve thought that. But there have been dozens people I’ve met in the last 5 years that I have turned onto preparedness in one way or another. At first most of them rejected of the idea and made fun of me for my extremism. But the seed that I planted in their heads that this world isn’t entirely safe, has grown and flourished into a preparedness mindset. People who’s minds I thought would never be changed have slowly started prepping, gathering supplies, planting gardens and being more aware.
“The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing” – Edmund Burke
OK, so you know me and you know my reasons. Why does it matter? It matters for a reason that runs so deep none of us can hide from it or ignore it. And that simple reason is that there is strength in numbers. The great powers of this world are not rebellious against each other. The powers of this world utilize networking, organization and communication to make their organizations powerful and secure. Love them or hate them, they are powerful and secure. If we seek to survive the trials and tribulations of our future, we must unite together. At the very least we must spread truth, wisdom and knowledge to all that we know.
The Survival Spot Challenge
Here is my challenge to you readers. I challenge you to convince at least one person that they should become prepared. Even if they only start with a simple kit or a little bit of extra food, get them thinking about the fragility of our lives.
Did you have an awakening moment? If so leave a comment and tell us what your awakening moment was. I want to hear what you think, so leave a comment and let your voice be heard.
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John R. Houk
© January 16, 2013
The Founding Fathers Of Survivalism
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SlantRight Editor – I am uncertain if this about page is connected to the ad I first viewed; nonetheless it is so similar I decided to use it: About Family Survival Course.
An American Conservative 2 Conservative (AC2C) friend made a comment to “American Voters are Accepting of Leftist Principles”. The comment was brief:
Oh man’ you’ll enjoy this!
The link goes to an article by Paul McGuire entitled, “PROPHECY, PREDICTIVE PROGRAMMING & THE OVERTHROW OF THE LUCIFERIAN ELITE”. Just like the title implies the article is a Conspiracy Theory dream with a Christian slant. I loved the article and decided to cross post it.
I am guessing some points may be on the fringe of thought; nevertheless the reasoning is sound and that always makes for a good Conspiracy.
JRH 12/7/12 (Hat Tip: AJ)
PROPHECY, PREDICTIVE PROGRAMMING & THE OVERTHROW OF THE LUCIFERIAN ELITE
By Paul McGuire
December 3, 2012
An important component in understanding current events can be found in understanding the prophecies in the Bible as they relate to modern history. These prophecies have a statistical record of being 100% accurate, which means they are statistically more accurate than computer analysis, remote viewing and predictive programming.
In predictive programming, science fiction movies, books and other media are used to subconsciously implant a belief system or expectation of what the future will be like. For example, in the movie, “The Hunger Games,” the subconscious message was, if you want technological progress, you have to be willing to give up your freedoms and accept a totalitarian form of government. This message is being communicated in hundreds of films and television shows. The result is an attitude of compliance, acceptance and expectation that society should move this way.
Predictive programming is an occult based system of mind control that creates a future society based upon a spirit of antichrist, rather than a Biblical worldview. The Fabian Socialists, who were the architects of the emerging global government and New World Order, were an eclectic group of writers, philosophers, economists, poets and political leaders. For example, H.G. Wells, the head of British Intelligence during World War I, was the author of numerous science fiction novels, which were instruments of predictive programming. Well’s wrote science fiction books like, “The Invisible Man,””War of the Worlds,””The Island of Dr. Moreau and “The Time Machine.” He also wrote non-fiction books like, “The Open Conspiracy and “The New World Order.”
Authors like “1984,” written by George Orwell and “Brave New World,” written by Aldous Huxley, who allegedly worked for British Intelligence, and came to Hollywood in the 1930’s. Their books were examples of predictive programming. Commenting on the financial elite, Huxley said:
“World bankers, by pulling a few simple levers that control the flow of money, can make or break entire economies. By controlling press releases of economic strategies that shape national trends, the power elite are able to not only tighten their stranglehold on this nation’s economic structure, but can extend that control worldwide. Those possessing such power would logically want to remain in the background, invisible to the average citizen.”
It should be noted that the ideas of these so-called atheistic socialists were actually birthed out of occult beliefs. The Tavistock Institute which was the fountainhead of scientific mind control was birthed by the Fabian Socialists.
Tavistock flowed from the global drug empire of the British East India Company, which enslaved nation’s like China through opium. Tavistock also stemmed from the ideas of H.G. Well’s in “The Open Conspiracy,” which flowed from The Society of Psychical Research (SPR). SPR promoted all sorts of occult practices. Ironically, Tavistock was created from the Leipzig and Frankfurt School’s of critical thinking, which officially rejected occultism and spirituality, but in reality came out of the occult. The Frankfurt School was instrumental in tearing down the power of the Christian Church in Germany and provides the foundation of what is now known as the Seeker Friendly and Emergent Churches. It is critical to understand that many movements in the Evangelical Church stem directly from the mind control sciences of Tavistock.
There is a direct connection between the occult, Tavistock, Frankfurt and the international financial elite. Tavistock and other occult-based mind control operations [SlantRight Editor: I came across this amazing Conspiracy Theory Timeline that leads to 1921 founding of Tavistock and beyond] were funded by the British Royalty, which is allegedly involved in all kinds of Illuminati and Satanic practices, In addition, the Rothschild’s helped finance the Illuminati. Rockefeller, the Federal Reserve, the City of London and Wall Street, reveal their occult connections by using Illuminati and Satanic symbols all over the monetary systems, governments and corporations. For example, the occult pyramid and the all-seeing eye of Lucifer on the back of the U.S. dollar is just one of thousands of open occult symbols.
Through Communism and Fascism, which were formed by the Illuminati, there has been a systematic assault of all the institutions of God, such as the family unit, religion, moral absolutes and the promotion of sexual immorality.
Tavistock produced the counter culture of the 1960’s and is connected with rock’n’roll music, films, popular culture and drugs. The term pharmakeia perfectly describes the mind control technologies using sex, drugs, rock’n’roll, the occult and pornography. But, Tavistock is very much active today, using things like depth psychology to create the Occupy movement, which is backed by Soros. American, European and global political choices are now manufactured through social engineering. For example, the Arab Spring movement was a “Psy Ops” movement, as was the recent election in America.
The bottom line in all this is that the ruling elite, which is heavily involved in Satanic practices is using mind control or sorcery to destroy the Middle Class and establish a Luciferian elite and their worker slaves. Aldous Huxley made these remarks at a speech at a university in California:
“A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and schoolteachers…. The greatest triumphs of propaganda have been accomplished, not by doing something, but by refraining from doing. Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.”
Occult philosophy is essential to this totalitarian state because it teaches that man is not made in the image of God, therefore he has no intrinsic value. This opens the gates of hell to enslave man with economics, (wealth redistribution) mass mind control and the real goal of social engineering, which is to control mass consciousness, so that masses or the people on the bottom of the pyramid live as controlled puppets and economic debtors to the ruling elite. The present economic crisis is simply the mechanism for creating slaves!
The Bible, both Old Testament and New Testament, I believe is God’s inspired and inerrant Word, the problem is that many of the people talking about it, have no idea what it is actually saying. But, the power of truth in the Bible is like a cosmic tsunami smashing the strongholds of hell on the beaches of human consciousness. It is clear starting in Eden, that God made man, male and female to be the rulers of Paradise. Man was never created to be a slave! Adam and Eve lost the power of their rulership by entering into a dialogue with the consciousness of evil, embodied by the serpent. In its simplest terms, Adam and Eve lost their rulership by rejecting God’s Word, in favor of the evil philosophy of the serpent. The serpent was the most powerful of fallen angels, whose name was Lucifer, which means the “shining one.” He wanted to be god and led a revolution against god, along with one third of the angels, which is still continuing to this present day.
Lucifer’s plan was to enslave mankind, which he did when he deceived Adam and Eve. All those who have chosen to serve Lucifer, hope to gain power by enslaving others and that is the world system. The dictatorial rule of Satan is manifested in physical models of society and power. Beginning at the Tower of Babel, then under the Pharaoh system, where God’s people were made slaves. Every time mankind rejected the precepts of God for a philosophy like Communism, Fascism or humanism, men and women became slaves under a cruel and dictatorial ruler, like Lenin, Stalin, Hitler and Mao, where hundreds of millions were put in slave camps and murdered. There is a vast difference between the workers’ paradise of Karl Marx and the paradise of God in Eden.
In a cosmic sense we are now approaching crunch time! The prophecies and predictions of the Biblical prophets are coming true before our very eyes. The world is being ruled by a Satanic elite, which are herded us like slaves to the one world government, one world economic system and one world religion predicted in Revelation Chapter 13. Men and women who reject God as their Ruler, will receive the ultimate mark of a slave, the mark of the beast, which is a microchip or biochip implant where no one can buy or sell, without this electronic mark of the beast.
The planned destruction of the dollar and the manufactured economic collapse is intended to bring in the coming one world economic system, by around 2018. Then the mass population of planet earth, who chose to reject God, will choose to worship the Antichrist as God. We are in the birth pains described by Jesus Christ as the signs of the times in Matthew 24. Christ and the Apostle Paul warned of Satanic elite that would rise to rule the world in the last days. They clearly said that the spiritual deception in mankind would be so intense that they would be under a Great Delusion of Great Apostasy. This is global mass mind control that is first spiritual and also drug oriented and technological.
Through so-called secular predictive programming mankind has been programmed to accept a world authoritarian leader, accept the loss of freedoms, accept being slaves and accepting a mark and embrace the idea that all resistance in useless. The Satanic elite is openly killing off, or “culling the herd,” of “useless eaters,” by taking the world’s population from 7 billion to 500 million. They are using the Science of Eugenics first developed by the Rockefeller Foundation in the 1920’s and then adopted by Hitler in the 1930’s as the scientific justification for their goals.
On a theological level, a superficial reading of Bible prophecy would lead one to conclude that we are to be fatalistic, accept our role as victims and do nothing until Christ returns. Yet the Bible teaches that we are to, “rightly divide the Word.” That means we are to take great care to interpret it correctly. Now, based on my personal experience, of teaching Bible prophecy to millions of people through mass media, I know that many will instantly misinterpret what I am about to say.
But, within the Evangelical Community there is almost an unconscious death wish when it comes to Bible prophecy. Nowhere in the Bible does it ever teach Christians to become fatalists and do nothing until Christ returns. Nowhere! In fact, the Bible teaches at great length the responsibility of those who claim to know Christ, to actively engage the world and the culture. For example, in the Parable of the Talents, Christians are told to use their talents, abilities and resources for God, or suffer severe penalties for becoming apathetic and doing nothing! Christians often talk about the preaching the Gospel, which of course is what they should do. However, the words of Jesus Christ, “Occupy until I come,” are omitted by many Christians as if it were an obscenity!
Yet, Jesus Christ is specifically telling us that we are to “Occupy until I come!” Occupation implies maintaining your position and even advancing it! Yet, we see the majority of Christians adopting a non-Biblical theology or retreatism or escapism. The most often used excuse is that we are in the last days and we are not to interfere with God’s end time program. Essentially, the argument goes we are to just hang in there until the Rapture. The non-Biblical idea is that if we attempt to do anything, we might be interfering with God’s Sovereign plan. Thus passivity and fatalism are promoted as the ultimate will of God for the truly spiritual Christian.
All of the above so-called theological reasons for apathy, passivity and fatalism, are the direct opposite of what Christ is actually teaching. In fact, they are a complete defiance of His stated will! When Jesus Christ said that we are to, “Occupy until I Come,” that is precisely what He meant. He said, “occupy and not hide, retreat and sleep!
The idea that by taking action based on a sound mind is an attempt to overrule God’s Sovereignty is the exact opposite of what Christ taught. It is impossible to for any man to overrule God’s Sovereignty through prayer or action. God’s Sovereign plan will unfold exactly as He planned and He did not create man to live in a fatalistic universe. That is why God most often works in partnership with His people. Many times you will hear the false theological argument that this is the last days and everything is supposed to get worse, therefore we should not attempt to do anything about it, because we might interfere with God’s plan. This is theological insanity! It has been the last days ever since the time of the Apostle Paul over 2,000 years ago. During the last days, which we are still in, there have been countless revivals like the Reformation, First Great Awakening and Third Great Awakening. There has been global evangelism where hundreds of millions have accepted the truth of Christ’s message. Empires of great evil like the Third Reich, Lenin, Stalin and others have been destroyed or restrained.
By God’s grace technological achievements such as the light bulb, electricity, air travel, television, computers, medical advances and countless other scientific breakthroughs have alleviated great suffering. The American Revolution with its unique Constitution and Bill of Rights produced the greatest Middle Class in the history of mankind, along with the most freedoms, including religious freedoms. All of this and much, much more has happened during the last days!
We are still in the last days and the signs of the times are intensifying every day. The danger of global thermonuclear war, plagues, famines, wars, economic collapse, earthquakes, freak weather and asteroid impact are just a few of the dangers the human race faces. However, in the face of the warnings given to us by the ancient prophets, scientists, Apostles and Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ emphatically commanded us to, “Occupy until I Come!” That is our prime directive! “And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18
It is important that you accurately understand what I am saying. I am not calling for some kind of Christian Reconstruction movement or the establishment of a Christian theocracy. I am simply advocating that what Christ taught be established in relationship to our present moment. When the church is in obedience to the words, “Occupy until I come,” the gates of hell cannot prevail against the church. At this present moment, which is in the last days, the church is to move forward as the spiritual armies of light and engage the armies of spiritual darkness. That conflict or spiritual war is to continue until Christ returns.
The reason spiritual darkness, chaos and the armies of evil appear to triumph in our present hour, is because the church has rejected its mandate from its Lord to, “Occupy until I come.” The correct interpretation of the “gates of hell cannot prevail,” is to be understood in the sense, that the gates of hell represent hell’s kingdom on earth. But, the church, if viewed properly is to be seen as a divine battering ram, smashing down the gates of hell! When the individual Christian and church come into divine alignment with God’s intention, there will be a release from heaven of spiritual power that has the power to overturn the earthly kingdoms of spiritual darkness and drive the powers of darkness from the land. This is ground zero in the spiritual war. All economic, political, social, spiritual, technological and institutional control will turn on this one truth. Everything we are experiencing in America and around the world will be impacted by an eternal force. This is the game changer and it must begin today.
© 2012 Paul McGuire – All Rights Reserved
Paul McGuire: radio talk show host, author, feature film producer and television commentator.
Paul McGuire is the author of 22 books, such as the best-selling, “The Day the Dollar Died” and “Are You Ready for the Microchip? Paul is the host of the syndicated television show, The Paul McGuire Report. Paul McGuire hosted the nationally syndicated talk radio show, “The Paul McGuire Show” for 10 years. Paul McGuire is a television commentator and has been a frequent guest on the Fox News Network and CNN.
Paul is the producer of two science fiction films in Hollywood. The History Channel did a 2-hour special with Paul McGuire entitled “Seven Signs of the Apocalypse.” Paul has interviewed numerous world leaders, Presidents and Prime Ministers. Paul lives in Los Angeles, California.
At fifteen years old, Paul was demonstrating with radical activist Abbie Hoffman and made an honorary member of the Black Panther Party. However, while studying “Altered States of Consciousness” at the University of Missouri, Paul had a miraculous experience hitchhiking in a remote area similar to the movie “Field of Dreams.” Paul re-thought his socialist and humanist world view and rejected it as completely false. Paul has devoted his life to communicating truth to people.
The Left Wing Dems prevented Republican attempts to reform Fannie and Freddy on housing loans to people who could not keep their payments up. The result was bad paper loans turned into a banking loaning disaster that became the first domino to fall starting an economic banking disaster that went beyond the housing industry by affecting the financial stability of banks and Corporations which in turned affected jobs which in turned screwed the American economy more. Until this very day President Barack Hussein Obama tries to lay all the blame for this on President GW Bush; however since the Leftist agenda with Fannie and Freddie was the first domino that is just a typical Dem lie.
Greece is going through an election on Sunday. If the Leftists win the election Greek policies supporting extreme entitlements could result in Greece withdrawing from the Eurozone. Such an action could send an economic ripple throughout the EU possibly causing the collapse of the Euro. A Euro collapse could have the same global effect if the Dollar collapses. Again Leftist policies might cause a global economic collapse.
Charles Hawley of Spiegel Online International writes of the economic dangers if the Greek electorate votes Left.
Sent by Tony Newbill
Sent: 5/7/2012 6:36 PM
Get Ready for a Wall Street Crash because This is how the USA Parts Supply Shortage will become our Hyper inflation event.
This will split the European Union away from the USA and the Federal Reserve alliance that’s been in place since the end of WW2 and was the foundation for the dollar as world trade currency. Once This BRIC/China alliance is formed with France the PIIGS and they are formally trading with the Yuan instead of the dollar the dollar bond traders will leave the dollar for the Yuan and the dollar will devalue like a rock!!! Get Ready for a Wall Street Crash because This is how the USA Parts Supply Shortage will become our Hyper inflation event.
New French Socialist President Seeks to Unite with BRIC and End the Dollar
Outsourcing was Part of the Plan to Make the USA Dependent and Breakable
By Tony Newbill
Sent: 5/7/2012 10:00 PM
Outsourcing was part of the plan to make the USA Dependent and Breakable, so what will happen here is all our Equipment: Case International Harvester, Caterpillar, John Deere, Ford new Holland, plus all the car manufacturers, plus all the After Market parts suppliers like NAPA, O’Reilly’s – all these Manufacturers Import ALL the Parts they assemble their equipment with. We will see these parts become almost unattainable when the dollar loses its reserve currency status as these BRIC Suppliers who we Import our parts supplies all together reject the dollar exchange at the rate we have been operating at. Our result will be much like Iceland’s was in 2008, only way bigger a civil unrest because Iceland was only 98,000 people. We are 311,000,000 and reducing their level of abundance will be way bigger a deal than what it was in Greece or the other PIIGS countries that tried austerity only to reject it and vote for the Socialist like they did in France hoping for a return to their abundance. However, it won’t happen as the BRIC nations are only gathering them for the Slaughter later. We have seen this before in that region. First you promise them the moon for control over the resources. Only to bait and switch to the oppressive famine and strife that depopulation is all about. And this is not a conspiracy they are talking about today as a remedy for Earth’s salvation, like a Collective Salvation you know!!!
Seven big problems for 7 billion people
Sometime on Monday, Oct. 31, the world’s population is projected to hit 7 billion. Is that numerical milestone a cause for celebration or concern?
A little bit of both, according to the United Nations Population Fund. The organization, an international development agency that promotes the right of every person to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity, on Wednesday released a report detailing the achievements and setbacks faced by an ever-crowded world.
How we respond now will determine whether we have a healthy, sustainable and prosperous future or one that is marked by inequalities, environmental decline and economic setbacks, according to “The State of World Population 2011” report.
In response to the report, msnbc.com asked seven notable figures to identify some major problems — and potential remedies — confronting a world with 7 billion inhabitants. Here’s what they had to say:
[SlantRight Editor: The rest of this article lists a person MSNBC lists their version of an expert that lists a problem followed by a solution. These guys have Eco-Marxist concepts that deal with an earth view with Eco-Marxist solutions; such as dumbing industry to reverse Climate Change, control farming methods for food, control people by via birth scenarios, finding ways to force people depopulation and the like.] (By James Eng; msnbc.com; updated 10/26/2011 10:46:46 AM ET)
Paul Ehrlich on depopulation: ‘We’re going to go over the top’ – audio
Paul Ehrlich, American professor and bestselling author, talks to John Vidal about population decline. Professor Ehrlich voices his concerns about depleting global resources and discusses his predictions for the future of our planet.
Paul Ehrlich is known for his outspoken stance on overpopulation. Although he was not the first to raise the alarm about population issues – concern had been widespread in the 1950s and 1960s – his approach brought the issue to a new level of media prominence.
[SlantRight Editor: In the audio file Paul Ehrlich talks about predicted ecological disasters – which BTW, his time table has never panned out – that he believes Eco-Marxist solutions will save the world by depopulating it. You will have to go to the link to listen to Ehrlich.]
Society is faced with a profound dilemma – one that is sharpened considerably by the twin threats of financial crisis and climate change. The dilemma is this: to resist economic growth is to risk economic and social collapse, but to pursue it is to endanger the ecosystems on which we depend for long-term survival.
For a long time this problem has gone unrecognised in mainstream policy or in public debate. When reality begins to impinge on the collective consciousness, the best suggestion offered has been to somehow separate growth from its material impacts (and continue to do so while the economy expands exponentially.)
But this proposition has to be tested. Against historical reality, technological possibility, demand for future resources, ecological targets, and the social and economic forces that drive society forwards.
The analysis by Chris Goodall described in the Guardian this week is an essential starting point to address the most critical question of all: can a society based on growth really make that separation fast enough to avoid ecological catastrophe? This is exactly the kind of analysis that is often sadly lacking at policy level and desperately needed as the basis for a green economy.
In short, it’s quite clear that there is considerable potential for technological change. And we already have at our disposal a range of useful options: renewable, resource-efficient, low-carbon technologies capable of weaning us from our dangerous dependence on fossil fuels. These options have to provide the platform for the transition to a sustainable economy. But the idea that they will emerge spontaneously by giving free reign to the market is patently false. So while Goodall’s analysis is valuable, there is only cold comfort in these statistics. (‘Peak stuff’ message is cold comfort – we need to embrace green technology; by Tim Jackson; guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 1 November 2011 06.37 EDT)
The world’s most renowned population analyst has called for a massive reduction in the number of humans and for natural resources to be redistributed from the rich to the poor.
Paul Ehrlich, Bing professor of population studies at Stanford University in California and author of the best-selling Population Bomb book in 1968, goes much further than the Royal Society in London which this morning said that physical numbers were as important as the amount of natural resources consumed.
The optimum population of Earth – enough to guarantee the minimal physical ingredients of a decent life to everyone – was 1.5 to 2 billion people rather than the 7 billion who are alive today or the 9 billion expected in 2050, said Ehrlich in an interview with the Guardian.
“Most of the predictions [in Population Bomb] have proved correct [SlantRight Editor: That’s a lie, the Population Bomb is false propaganda]. At that time I wrote about climate change. We did not know then if it was warming or cooling. We thought it was going to be a problem for the end of this century. Now we know it’s warming and a problem for the beginning of the century; we didn’t know about the loss of biodiversity. Things have been coming up worse than was predicted. We have the threats now of vast epidemics”.
But he agreed with the Royal Society report that said human population and consumption should not be divided. “[They] multiply together. You have to be deal with them together. We have too much consumption among the rich and too little among the poor. That implies that terrible thing that we are going to have to do which is to somehow redistribute access to resources away the rich to the poor. But in the US we have been doing the opposite. The Republican party is wildly in favour of more redistribution, of taking money from the poor and giving it to the rich.” (Cut world population and redistribute resources, expert urges; by John Vidal; guardian.co.uk, Thursday 26 April 2012 06.19 EDT)
Extract from an interview on population with Sir John Sulston – audio
Sir John Sulston, the author of a Royal Society report entitled People and the Planet, reacts to comments by author and climate sceptic Matt Ridley: Audio Download of Sir John Sulston mocking Ridley.
World population needs to be stabilised quickly and high consumption in rich countries rapidly reduced to avoid “a downward spiral of economic and environmental ills”, warns a major report from the Royal Society.
Contraception must be offered to all women who want it and consumption cut to reduce inequality, says the study published on Thursday, which was chaired by Nobel prize-winning biologist Sir John Sulston.
The assessment of humanity’s prospects in the next 100 years, which has taken 21 months to complete, argues strongly that to achieve long and healthy lives for all 9 billion people expected to be living in 2050, the twin issues of population and consumption must be pushed to the top of political and economic agendas. Both issues have been largely ignored by politicians and played down by environment and development groups for 20 years, the report says.
“The number of people living on the planet has never been higher, their levels of consumption are unprecedented and vast changes are taking place in the environment. We can choose to rebalance the use of resources to a more egalitarian pattern of consumption … or we can choose to do nothing and to drift into a downward spiral of economic and environmental ills leading to a more unequal and inhospitable future”, it says. (World needs to stabilise population and cut consumption, says Royal Society; by John Vidal, environment editor; The Guardian, Wednesday 25 April 2012 – There is More)
9.15am: The Royal Society has published today a landmark report – 21-months in the making – that it says is the “first substantive offering” in its 350-year history on the topic of the “impacts of human population and consumption on the planet”.
The report (pdf, 5.7MB) lays out nine recommendations for, what it hopes, will “be a springboard for further discussion and action”. In doing so, it appears to imply that rising consumption levels need tackling ahead of rising population levels:
In the short term it is of the utmost urgency to reduce consumption and emissions that are already causing damage, for example greenhouse gases, deforestation, and land use change amongst others. Furthermore, unless the goal is a world in which extreme inequality persists, it is necessary to make space for those in poverty, especially the 1.3 billion people living in absolute poverty, to achieve an adequate standard of living.
The intertwined issues of consumption and population have, of course, long been cornerstones of the wider environmental debate. But, in recent years, the consensus among environmental commentators seems to have moved towards the view that over-consumption is, indeed, the more pressing concern. In 2011, when the human population reached 7bn for the first time, a major report by French national agencies concluded rather bluntly that “the rich must stop consuming so much“. (Does consumption need tackling before population?; by Leo Hickman; guardian.co.uk; 4/26/12 – There is More)
[SlantRight Editor: The above link is a list of Guardian articles promoting the Eco-Marxist agenda.]
[SlantRight Editor: The above link is about consumer consumption is an evil that is bring the world to the brink of disaster by depleting the world’s resources beyond that word used by Eco-Marxists to dredge up fear in the heart’s of humanity; i.e. “sustainability.” Use your imagination on how an Eco-Marxist plans to limit human consumption so that the earth has a sustainable cycle for human existence.]
Now consider how long we have before we consume enough of Earth’s natural resources so that human life is no longer sustainable. If The Story of Stuff is accurate, we know that 30% of Earth’s natural resources have been consumed in the past 30 years. Let’s use a conservative estimate of 10% for our global consumption of natural resources in all the previous history up to 1975. Just a guess, but it would appear to be a conservative estimate. This means that we have consumed 40% of Earth’s total natural resources up to this moment in human history. No matter how you graph this data, you will generate a consumption curve that is exponential. With a little extrapolation, you would also realize that the human population is likely to consume another 30% – 40% of Earth’s remaining resources within the next 10 years. This means that sometime before the year 2020, mankind will have consumed 80% of Earth’s natural resources.
Many would probably like to assume that we have until 2020 to fix this problem, but this also assumes that we don’t run out of some essential resources before then. What happens if 100% of drinkable water, forests, or coal runs out before then?
It doesn’t take a genius to understand that the only way to achieve sustainability in any environment is to consume only what can be replenished or replaced at an equal rate. Not only is our current rate of consumption unsustainable and irresponsible, but our rate of consumption over the next few years will be catastrophic and unconscionable. Does anyone really believe that with a continuously expanding world population, that our consumption rates will stabilize or actually start reversing?
The only way to reverse this spiraling abyss would not only be to halt consumption at their current levels, but we would actually need to reduce our consumption levels to those of nearly 50 years ago. And how do you accomplish that when the world population is continuing to expand out of control with more and more people are uneducated, starving, and suffering?
The Earth experience involves learning everything from conscious evolution to sustainability. Learning to replace what we have destroyed and depleted is part of this experience, but more importantly is learning how to balance our existence with nature.
How do we move the entire world consciousness from irresponsible over consumption to responsible under consumption overnight? If you live outside the matrix and in any form of reality, then you know this is not possible while the world is controlled through greed and self-indulgence. It’s also not realistic to think that these control factors and the PTB [SlantRight Editor: Conspiracy Theory thoughts on Powers That Be] are going to disappear and everyone else is going to achieve a sufficient level of belief and understanding overnight. As you can see, with only our patterns and addictions to over consumption and not even taking anything else into consideration, the world as we know it is unsustainable and spiraling rapidly into total catastrophic collapse. (Social Economic Impacts: Over Consumption; by Timeline to the Future; There Is More)
May 14, 2012