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Why Janet Ain’t Yellin’ “Higher Interest” Anymore: Jobs Worse than Expected and Far Worse than Repor - Sun 19 Jun 2016, 4:57 pm

Why Janet Ain’t Yellin’ “Higher Interest” Anymore: Jobs Worse than Expected and Far Worse than Reported
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In the fall of 2015, I said the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates once in December then would not be able to fly any higher thereafter. The stock market would crash shortly after the Fed pulled up on the interest stick (which it did in what became the worst January in stock-market history), and then the Fed’s hopes of recovery would fade away.
I also said that, in spite of a continually degrading economic situation around the world, the Fed would badly want to lift its interest target again in order to prove its recovery had recovered from the first lift. The fact that it would not be able to without stalling the economy completely wouldn’t mean it wouldn’t try. If it did try, however, it would find out in hindsight that any additional pull back on the stick would crash the economy into the dust of the earth.
Here we are half a year later. The collapse did not continue down as quickly as I thought it would. The stock market and oil market stabilized and recovered after January, but the US and global economy remain on a downward flight path, evidenced by falling GDP stats and rapidly declining job numbers.
The Fed certainly appears to be trapped. Fed officials have pounded the pavement to talk about their intention to raise interest rates, but every month faces additional reasons that the Fed is unable to do so.

You can put a toe tag on the Fed’s fake recovery now

The Fed’s plane called Recovery is disintegrating slowly, rather than in one huge blow-up. Six months out from lift off, it is clear that the forces against another rate increase are growing worse month by month.
The Fed’s chances of pulling up any higher are getting rapidly smaller. Globally, there is talk of Brexit and Grexit, and China is looking like a mountainside that could slide any day now. Japan’s one-hundredth attempt at economic recovery through quantitative wheezing has failed completely. Much of the world had descended into Alice’s Wonderland of negative interest rates for the first time in world history, as a last-ditch attempt to recover from the Great Recession (and to recover from their central banks’ failed recovery attempts). Two major European banks are failing, and Venezuela and Brazil have collapsed into economic chaos. (And that’s just a sprinkling of current headlines.)
Yet, the worst news for the Fed is right at home. The Fed’s plane never made it more than a few feet above the runway when the illusory jobs recovery flew like a goose into the Fed’s left engine this week just as Captain Yellen was hoping to pull back on the stick for one more attempt to gain some interest altitude.
Yellen’s ground announcers had let the airshow crowd know they should watch her next trick, so the crowd was attentively watching for the much anticipated rate rise. Then down the plane’s nose dropped in what looked like a clumsily aborted take off, nearly skidding the nose cone back onto the runway. Whew! Many people must be asking, “Can she even fly that thing?”
Month after month, the Federal Reserve proves it is incapable of lifting off, though it keeps saying it will do so. It hinted at four rate increases in 2016, and so far has made exactly … none.
Morgan Stanley compares the Recovery’s present flight attitude to the Great Depression:
“We think that the current macroeconomic environment has a number of significant similarities with the 1930s…. The critical similarity between the 1930s and the 2008 cycle is that the financial shock and the relatively high levels of indebtedness changed the risk attitudes of the private sector and triggered them to repair their balance sheets….”
“In 1936-37, the premature and sharp pace of tightening of policies led to a double-dip in the U.S. economy, resulting in a relapse into recession and deflation in 1938,” the analysts wrote. “Similarly, in the current cycle, as growth recovered, policy-makers proceeded to tighten fiscal policy, which has contributed to a slowdown in growth in recent quarters.” (NewsMax)

In talking about 2016, I said the crash to come would be a second dip into the Great Recession. The Fed has shown that it fears even a mosquito-sized raise in interest altitude after half a year of skimming the runway could precipitate disaster.
No recovery is real if it can only exist under artificial life support, and this recovery has proved that it cannot exist outside of that artificial environment. At The Great Recession Blog, I have maintained for years that the Fed’s recovery would die the second all life support ended, and the following job figures will show you that it is, in fact, dying.
Lipstick ain’t gonna make this pig perdy. Says Michael Feroli, chief U.S. economist at JPMorgan Chase & Co., concerning the latest jobs report:
It’s definitely the most concerning signal we’ve got recently.


Five indicators on the job market dashboard are red and there’s a bird in every engine

#1 Jobs report worse than expected and much worse than reported
The worst economic indicator of the past week was an abysmal jobs report — the measure of new jobs announced. It was by far the worst jobs report in almost six years, showing a paltry gain of only 38,000 new jobs added to the economy while the number of working-age adults rose by 205,000.
Moreover, the number of new jobs that had been reported positively in the two previous months also proved deceptive and was revised down significantly. (That, of course, was tucked away in the fine print.)
To put a positive spin on hideous numbers, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS, which should simply be BS) reported 484,000 formerly unemployed people are no longer unemployed. That’s fantastic! Well, except they omitted the banal explanation that this was simply because most of those people had been unemployed so long that their unemployment benefits expired. (Sighs. Just when you might have thought you felt some lift.)
Moreover, an all-time record of 94.5 million Americans are not part of the labor force. 180,000 more joined that number in May.
As Jim Quinn said on The Burning Platform,
We only need the other 7.4 million “officially” unemployed Americans to leave the work force and we’ll have 0% unemployment. At the current pace we should be there by election time…. Not one single full-time job has been added in 2016. There were 6,000 less full-time jobs in May than in January, while there are 572,000 more low paying, no benefits, part-time Obama service jobs. Sounds like a recovery to me.
It gets even better. The birth death excel spreadsheet “adjustment” added 224,000 phantom jobs into the May calculation. The lies – they burn…. IT’S ADJUSTMENT IS DEAD WRONG. In reality, jobs should be subtracted from the total. It added 231,000 phantom jobs in April too. The jobs numbers are much worse than the bad numbers being reported.

In other words, we would have actually had a report that said we had a net loss of jobs in May if not for some major “adjustments.” I commented last January on how the BLS reported a gain of 292,000 jobs for December, while only 11,000 of those were real jobs. The rest were upward statistical “adjustments” due to the unseasonably warm winter. Then I noted that the previous year, the BLS had adjusted jobs upward by about the same amount due to the unseasonably cold winter.
What is stunning is not the fact that BLS reports are complete fabrications, but that no one commented on how the upward revisions from actual to “adjusted” jobs was about the same amount each year for completely opposite reasons. What’s stunning is how many people in the financial industry and the financial media continue to put stock in these statistics, which are meaningless because of how arbitrary and inconsistent the adjustments are. Yet, these manipulated job numbers are routinely reported as if they are simple facts.
Apparently, even the Bureau of Lying Statistics was not able to find sufficient reasons to pump the numbers up enough this month to make May look good because they said there were no special factors related to the sharp fall in the jobs market. You know things must be bad when the BLS runs out of BS.
As Jim Quinn continued,
When you see lies, misinformation and deceitfulness at this level, you have to ask yourself whether this entire debt supported house of cards is about to fall. The smell of desperation is in the air. The MSM stories about a booming economy are rolled out on a daily basis. Meanwhile, the average family is being crushed by Obamacare, rising rents, rising food costs, and no interest on any savings they might have left.

Those dismal readings came in as the Fed reported that inflation is keeping its head down (because rising inflation would force the Fed to pull back hard on the interest stick and stall the Recovery. The Fed, however, formulates its inflation readings by factoring out most of the things households pay more for, such as health-care costs, and by having people guess at the rental value of the homes they are buying as a way of determining housing costs, even though most people have no educated basis for knowing the rental value of the home they are buying.
Economists — lately the worst people for seeing a recession when it is coming (or even after it is here) –expected jobs to rise by 164,000, so they were off by more than 400%, even with all the help from BLS adjustments. Not surprising. If you want to be guided forward those who couldn’t even see the Great Recession when it had already arrived, do so at your own peril.
Here are the basics: we need about 200,000 new jobs a month just to keep up with population growth due to birth and immigration. The monthly average over the last three months has been barely over half that much at 116,000 jobs added to the economy per month. Last year’s pace was almost double that at 229,000 jobs a month, so you can see how much the jobs economy has fallen off this year. The very gauge Janet Yellen likely watches most on the “dashboard” she talks about has dropped by half since the Fed declared its first minuscule pull up in interest rates. That’s a severe drop in performance.
Keeping up with population growth is, however, a little different than keeping up with labor-force growth because it takes awhile for babies to enter the workforce. The Wall Street Journal recently calculated we need 145,000 jobs a month just to keep up with growth in the labor force as babies grow to working age, migrants enter, and retirees exit, leaving their jobs open for others. The monthly average in new jobs this year is clearly well below that, too.
#2 Unemployment benefit claims on the rise and also worse than expected
New jobless claims (unemployment-benefit claims) for May rose by 13,000 to a seasonally adjusted 277,000 new claims. Economists had expected claims to rise some, but not that much.
The number of people continuing on unemployment also rose by 45,000 to a total of 2.16 million, and the four-week moving average, which is the preferred measure, shifted from continued gradual improvement to a slight worsening, moving 1,000 people higher.
Belief that the Fed would raise rates in June or July was prevalent until the May jobs report punched a hole through one of the Recovery’s wings, changing everyone’s outlook, including the Fed’s.
Writes Joel Narroff on NewsMax,
Slowing job growth seems to have spooked the Fed and the members are becoming less certain about multiple rate hikes this year.

Instead of just one FOMC member expecting only one interest-rate hike this year, there are now six. So, the Recovery’s attitude has shifted considerably in just one week because of this bolide through its wing.
The “quits rate” also shifted from slowly rising to slowly falling. Seen as an indicator of how confident people are about the jobs market, the “quits rate” tracks how many people quit their jobs, perhaps because they got a better job offer or because they have decided to retire, or whatever. It has been moving up for years, but slumped this week into a marginal decline.
#3 Fed Labor Market Condition Index crashes
In 2014, Chairman Yellen, head of our central economic (or is that comic?) planners, said,
Federal Reserve Board staff developed a labor market conditions index from 19 labor market indicators…. This broadly based metric supports the conclusion that the labor market has improved significantly over the past year. (Zero Hedge)

Not wanting to admit the Fed’s recovery has failed, Yellen said this month that the Labor Market Conditions Index is “experimental.” It’s not saying what they want, so now it is relegated to the “experimental” box because it looks, frankly, horrible. It has moved rapidly from slightly positive at the start of the year to a -5 at present, its worst level in years.
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As you can see, the last time the Fed’s LMCI dipped this low, we were just entering the Great Recession. The time before that, we were about to enter the dot-com bust. Drops to this level usually indicate we have just started a recession or are about to enter one. If you look closely at the chart above, you can see that the LMCI began to dive at the end of 2015 exactly when the Fed made its first minuscule tug back on the stick to raise interest rates.
#4 Wages are falling again, too
Lance Roberts writes on his Real Investment Advice that the Fed has found the end of the road:
Despite the rhetoric of stronger employment and economic growth – plunging imports and exports, falling corporate profits, collapsing manufacturing and falling wages all suggest the economy is in no shape to withstand tighter monetary policy at this juncture.
Of course, if the Fed openly suggested a “recession” could well be in the cards, the markets would sell off sharply, consumer confidence would drop and a recession would be pulled forward to the present

The Fed cannot come out and say we are entering a recession without its words becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy. Roberts also points out that the Fed has just released its lowest projections for future US GDP since 2012. To make matters worse, the Fed’s projections notoriously overshoot reality.
The Fed has said many times that the final sign of solid recovery they are looking for is a rise in wages. So, the fact that wages started dropping almost as soon as they appeared to be rising has to leave Fed’s Board of Governors feeling a little queasy about pitch and yaw in the Recovery’s flight.
Adjusted for inflation, wages dropped 0.1% in April and remained completely flat in May.

#5 The jobs that have been added under Obama are worse than the jobs they replaced
As Zero Hedge reported, the US added a net 455,000 waiters and bartenders since the close of 2014 while it lost a net 10,000 manufacturing jobs.
A longer-term look at the change in employment demographics since the start of the Great Recession reveals that the number of waiters and bartenders has risen by 1.6 million while the number of manufacturing workers has dropped by 1.5 million — almost an equal displacement.
As I have reported a couple of times, the number of new immigrants during Obama’s reign is roughly equal to the number of new jobs added under Obama, so do the math as to where all of the new lower-paying jobs have gone as Americans who had better jobs have been continually exiting the work force (probably because they’re not willing to take the pay cuts necessary to compete for these new jobs). The peasant economy is recovering, as is the wealth of the top 10%. The American Middle Class, however, was kicked off the plane, disembarking through the tail door while immigrants boarded through the front door, whether they had tickets or not.
The problem got worse in May, which saw a broad decline in jobs across half of the job sectors measured. Most of the actual job gains that made up May’s paltry job gains came from Obamacare. 67,000 jobs were added under Education and Health. 13,000 were added under Government. 11,000 under Leisure and Hospitality, and the Finance world did OK with a gain of about 9,000 while Manufacturing, Wholesale, Mining and Logging, Construction and Temp Help all saw losses. Information, which would include the computer industry, also saw large losses. Healthcare jobs, however, gained enough to pull the net job figures from what would have been a loss in May to the meager reported gain of 38,000 jobs.
May saw a net loss of 59,000 full-time jobs and a net gain of 118,000 part-time jobs, which are counted with the same weight as full-time jobs.
This time it wasn’t the weather.
In every respect, when you dig through the details, the Fed’s job report card gave the Fed a grade “D” for “Dismal.” In the face of that, there was not a chance in the world the Fed’s flight crew would find themselves able to raise interest. They can crow all they want about how they’re going to in order to try to maintain the illusion of recovery, but their dashboard is blinking a lot of red lights. The stall buzzer is screaming, and the altimeter for jobs is rapidly falling now that growth has gone negative compared to the needs of the growing work force.
If Janet is yellin’ anything, it’s “Grab the golden parachutes!”
I would love to say “the Fed is dead,” but I’m afraid the monster at the helm lives on. Even though its recovery is falling out of the sky, hope dies hard. The failure of its fake recovery should bring about the Fed’s own execution since it brought all of this upon us with its policies of sloppy debt enticements and its bizarre notion that an economy can be built over an ever-expanding chasm of debt — a core idea so obviously stupid that it’s hard to believe the Fed can convince so many seemingly smart people to buy into it; but buy into it they still do … in spite of rampant signs of economic collapse everywhere in the world now and in spite of the fact that the Fed’s policy of saving the nation economically has only enriched the rich. We all know that, but we let them fumble on in the cockpit, blindfolded by their own ideas.


Comments from France - Mon 06 Jun 2016, 1:43 pm

Comments from France


The current protests are not “The People against the State” and therefore it is not a revolution. It is the Left (CGT union and alike) against the Left (Presidency); it is a family affair like currently between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp.

When these people rioted in my street, the REAL PEOPLE on their balcony INSULTED them. How could the real people walk in the streets with these bastards to make a revolution? They gather 2-3% of the votes in elections ! They ravaged everything for 20 minutes including a bank. We called the police who’s station is just 100 meters always and they didn’t show up until 20 minutes after their departure ! The police is not using water cannons and they are releasing within hours those who burn police cars and injure policemen.

The real risk is when the REAL PEOPLE clash with the PROTESTERS. That would bring an interim military cabinet who would delay the 2017 election. There is already General Didier Tauzin who announced he is running for President.

REPLY: They are calling this the second French Revolution, but you are correct, it is not the people so much as the left unions. We have the same problem in the States with government workers against the people.


Hello Mr Armstrong,

A single image that would suffice to understand the situation in France : Hollande is at a historical low approval rate, 11%.

The common reaction is : “How come he enjoys so much support ?”.

Honestly, I think Hollande does not get it. He likes to show how satisfied and proud of his achievements he is, which people see as a permanent provocation. He’s as clueless as you can get.

On the other hand, Manuel Valls is an arrogant, angry and brutal prime minister who often uses a martial rhetoric to silence anyone who questions his judgment. The man is known for having some serious mental problems. Be sure that if this man could, he would turn France into a dictatorship overnight.

Hopefully, Hollande is weak and unable to make decisions. He’s known to be a pathological liar, including in his private life. Being a natural born coward makes it impossible for him to take any responsability, even the smallest. When a problem occurs, he usually run away after having scapegoated someone else for the mistake.



Hello Mr Armstrong,

Some news from France where the global atmosphear is looking like a complete moral and political meltdown.

The french president François Hollande, his ministers, especially the head of the Ministry of the Economy Emmanuel Macron, can’t travel in France. Ministers have been ordered to reduced their trip to a “strict minimum”. The bill to reform the job market regulations is at the epicenter of the broader french society existential crisis.

Here is a link for the record related to the great difficulty the government experience to move within France : (not shown)

I discuss extensively with thousands of French from various background and regions. I think the anger is at an all time high. It’s pure hatred for the government, politicians and, because the leading one, Hollande and his prime minister Valls. People are more and more convinced that France is becoming a “socialist dictatorship”.

Thanks to police forces, Hollande is still alive, but if it were not for the cops, the crowd would already be sitting in the Elysée Palace.

I talked with a a person from Belgium leaving in Romania with high levels connexions in Brussels. They’re terrified about 2017 for they know Alain Juppé (former Chirac Prime minister, crooked as possible) or Sarkozy won’t be able to lead France for it is more of the same and people are all too aware of it.

I remember you told me that your computers do not see Sarkozy winning. I don’t see Hollande winning. And i don’t think Le Pen can win. It looks like a dead end at this stage.


REPLY: This is not just a French revolution, it is a worldwide revolution. We are seeing it in America, Britain, Spain, Germany, Italy, and Greece. Everyone has simply had enough of politics as usual. The elite around the world are in a complete state of denial.

Questions Abound - Clinton - Fri 03 Jun 2016, 3:08 pm

Questions Abound


Today's State Department Presser Lands The Clinton Camp Back Into The Center Of The Email Controversy, As Many Questions Remain Unanswered


The State Department Won't Say Whether Clinton Sent Foreign Government Information Presumed Classified. REPORTER: "But wait a minute, the Foreign Affairs Manual, and I'm reading from the version in effect for 2009, when the emails that we looked at were sent. It says all Department employees 'must safeguard foreign government and NATO restricted information as US government confidential' or higher. I don't fully understand how this can be a matter of great debate because if you stipulate that information given in confidence by a foreign government to a U.S. official is foreign government information, it seems like you are under an obligation to treat it as confidential or higher in terms of classification. Can you explain to me why that's debatable?" TONER: "It's just that I appreciate your question, it's just that, I hope you understand, I can't litigate those kinds of things, I can't pass judgment from this podium right now. Certainly not when there's other reviews or other investigations that may be under way. Certainly as you know, the Inspector General is looking more broadly at some of these issues and questions. You know, as I said, you know, our clear focus is on clearing these emails, redacting them as necessary, in order to safeguard anything that we have deemed now should be upgraded in classification." (Mark Toner, State Department Press Briefing, Washington, D.C., 8/31/15)

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Reuters Has Reported That Clinton Sent Dozens Of Classified Emails Containing "So-Called 'Foreign Government Information'"

Thirty Of Clinton's Email Threads From 2009 Have Been Found To Contain "So-Called 'Foreign Government Information.'" "In the small fraction of emails made public so far, Reuters has found at least 30 email threads from 2009, representing scores of individual emails, that include what the State Department's own 'Classified' stamps now identify as so-called 'foreign government information.'" (Jonathan Allen, "Exclusive: Dozens Of Clinton Emails Were Classified From The Start, U.S. Rules Suggest," Reuters, 8/21/15)

"The U.S. Government Defines This As Any Information, Written Or Spoken, Provided In Confidence To U.S. Officials By Their Foreign Counterparts." (Jonathan Allen, "Exclusive: Dozens Of Clinton Emails Were Classified From The Start, U.S. Rules Suggest," Reuters, 8/21/15)

"This Sort Of Information, Which The Department Says Clinton Both Sent And Received In Her Emails, Is The Only Kind That Must Be 'Presumed' Classified, In Part To Protect National Security And The Integrity Of Diplomatic Interactions…" "This sort of information, which the department says Clinton both sent and received in her emails, is the only kind that must be 'presumed' classified, in part to protect national security and the integrity of diplomatic interactions, according to U.S. regulations examined by Reuters." (Jonathan Allen, "Exclusive: Dozens Of Clinton Emails Were Classified From The Start, U.S. Rules Suggest," Reuters, 8/21/15)

The State Department Won't Say If Clinton Sent Along Unmarked Classified Information. REPORTER: "And then, one other thing. Sorry, you said-you said that you stood by your position that you are-I can't remember if you said you are confident or certain, but that the information in the emails was not marked classified at the time it was sent or received. But you're not willing to take the position that it was not, in fact, classified, when it was sent or received regardless of whether it was marked as such?" MARK TONER: "Well we've said that we're-we've-and we've been very clear about this, when we've upgraded, we've always said that that certainly does not speak to whether it was classified at the time it was sent or handled, or however, forwarded or received. You know-and we've also been very clear that nothing that we've seen so far was ever marked classified. So I'll just stay there." (Mark Toner, State Department Press Briefing, Washington, D.C., 8/31/15)

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The State Department Announced That Of The 7,000 Pages Of Clinton's Emails Set To Be Released Today, 150 Emails Contain Now-Classified Information. "The State Department will release roughly 7,000 pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails Monday, including about 150 emails that have been censored because they contain information that is now deemed classified." (Matthew Lee, "State Dept. To Release 7,000 Pages Of Emails; 150 Emails Contain Now-Classified Information," The Associated Press , 8/31/15)

State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner Said That "Around 150" Emails Have Been Deemed Classified And Will Feature Redacted Information. "Department officials said the redacted information was classified in preparation for the public release of the emails and not identified as classified at the time Clinton sent or received the messages. All the censored material in the latest group of emails is classified at the "confidential" level, not at higher "top secret" or compartmentalized levels, they said. 'It's somewhere around 150 that have been subsequently upgraded' in classification, State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters." (Matthew Lee, "State Dept. To Release 7,000 Pages Of Emails; 150 Emails Contain Now-Classified Information," The Associated Press , 8/31/15)

The Clinton Campaign Has Claimed She Did Not Send Classified Materials Over Email

Hillary Clinton Campaign Spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri: "Hillary Didn't Send Any Classified Materials Over Email: Hillary Only Used Her Personal Account For Unclassified Email." "Hillary didn't send any classified materials over email: Hillary only used her personal account for unclassified email. No information in her emails was marked classified at the time she sent or received them. She viewed classified materials in hard copy in her office or via other secure means while traveling, not on email." (Jennifer Palmieri, "Hillary Clinton's Emails," Medium, 8/12/15)
Clinton's Story On Whether Or Not She Ever Sent Or Received Classified Information Continues To Evolve

Clinton, March 10: "I Did Not Email Any Classified Material To Anyone On My Email. There Is No Classified Material." CLINTON: "I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. There is no classified material. So I'm certainly well-aware of the classification requirements and did not send classified material." (Hillary Clinton, Remarks At The UN Regarding Her Personal E-Mail Account, New York, NY, 3/10/15)

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Clinton, July 25: "The Facts Are Pretty Clear: I Did Not Send Nor Receive Anything That Was Classified At The Time." "'The facts are pretty clear: I did not send nor receive anything that was classified at the time,' Mrs. Clinton told reporters in Iowa." (Colleen McCain Nelson, "Hillary Clinton Says She Didn't Use Personal Email Account To Send Or Receive Secret Data," The Wall Street Journal , 7/25/15)

Clinton, August 15: "But The Facts Are The Same As They Have Been From The Very Beginning Of These Questions Being Raised, And Most Importantly I Never Sent Classified Material On My Email And I Never Received Any That Was Marked Classified." (Hillary Clinton, Remarks At Iowa State Fair, Des Moines, IA, 8/15/15)

The State Department Won't Say If Clinton Followed Applicable Rules. FOX NEWS' ED HENRY: "The rules and standards are so important that everyone in this building must follow them. Can you say from that podium categorically that Secretary Clinton followed the rules and the law?" MARK TONER: "I'm just not going to answer that question. It's not our goal, it's not our function in this regard and releasing these emails. Our goal, and our sole purpose - when you look at these emails is to decide. Well, first to publish them according to the FOIA request we have received. But in doing that, looking at them and deciding whether any of that material needs to be redacted and subsequently classified." HENRY: "The department can state categorically that the secretary of state followed the rules?" TONER: "All I can say is that there are, I've alluded to it, I've said as much to our side - there are other reviews underway and that's really for the inspector general and other entities that are out there looking into some of these broader questions." (Mark Toner, State Department Press Briefing, Washington, D.C., 8/31/15)

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A U.S. District Judge Said Clinton's Secret Server And Private Emails "Violated Policy"

Politico Headline: "Judge Says Hillary Clinton's Private Emails Violated Policy" (Josh Gerstein, "Judge Says Hillary Clinton's Private Emails Violated Policy,"Politico, 8/20/15)

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan Said That Clinton "Violated Government Policy By Storing Official Messages On A Private Server When She Worked As Secretary Of State." "A federal judge has added fresh fuel to the incendiary controversy over Hillary Clinton's email, asserting during a hearing Thursday that she violated government policy by storing official messages on a private server when she worked as secretary of state. 'We wouldn't be here today if this employee had followed government policy,' said U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan, apparently referring to Clinton, during a hearing on one of the many Freedom of Information Act lawsuits seeking access to her records as secretary of state." (Josh Gerstein, "Judge Says Hillary Clinton's Private Emails Violated Policy," Politico, 8/20/15)

Judge Sullivan: "We Wouldn't Be Here Today If This Employee Had Followed Government Policy." "'We wouldn't be here today if this employee had followed government policy,' said U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan, apparently referring to Clinton, during a hearing on one of the many Freedom of Information Act lawsuits seeking access to her records as secretary of state." (Josh Gerstein, "Judge Says Hillary Clinton's Private Emails Violated Policy," Politico, 8/20/15)

The State Department Repeatedly Refused To Say Whether Clinton Was Subject To The State Department's Foreign Affairs Manual When She Served As Secretary

The State Department Won't Say If Clinton Was Subject To The Agency's Foreign Affairs Manual. REPORTER: "Two other quick things. One is, do you believe as a general matter that the Secretary of State, whomever he or she may be, is bound by the rules in the Foreign Affairs Manual, or not? It maybe that they're not, that they have sort of a status that's different and that therefore they have the right to not follow it." MARK TONER: "I mean, I would just say that every State Department employee from the Secretary on down takes the handling of classified information very seriously and is aware of the rules surrounding those classification standards." (Mark Toner, State Department Press Briefing, Washington, D.C., 8/31/15)

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In The Same Press Briefing, The State Department Again Would Not Say Whether Clinton Was Subject To The Agency's Foreign Affairs Manual. REPORTER: "On the thing of the, that everybody is obliged to, can you not address squarely whether the foreign affairs manual applies to the Secretary of State or not?" MARK TONER: "I can say that again, you know, from the Secretary on down take the handling of classified materials and the rules surrounding those in that sense, including the foreign affairs manual but also other regulations, stipulations, training that we undergo in how to handle classified and confidential information." REPORTER: "Do you take them." TONER: "Seriously." REPORTER: "But does that mean you're bound by them?" TONER: "We're all bound by, how we treat classified information is as I said an important component of the work we do but I've also made clear that when you look at classified material it is not an exact science, it is not black and white, it is not always clear so there's strong feelings and different beliefs about when something is classified whether its born classified or whether it should be classified later. These are all questions that are being answered in a deliberative and thorough way that were looking at that's not somehow some cabal of people in some small room so were making these decisions. It's an interagency process, it involves the IC, and it involves other agencies that as it touches their equities so that's our focus." (Mark Toner, State Department Press Briefing, Washington, D.C., 8/31/15)

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As Secretary Of State, Clinton Should Have Signed A Separation Form, Which Would Have Required Clinton To Surrender All Work-Related Emails Before Leaving The Department

The State Department Conceded It Has No Record Of Clinton Signing A Separation Form. JEN PSAKI: "Thank you. Happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone. Oh, you have a little clover, Samir? Great. Some green in the back. All right. Matt, I don't have anything at the top, so go ahead." MATT LEE: "All right. Well, let's hope for the luck of the Irish here. Can you put to -" PSAKI: "Let's hope." LEE: "-- rest the questions that you have not been able to answer to this point about former Secretary Clinton and whether she signed this separation form or not? " PSAKI: "Well, we have reviewed Secretary Clinton's official personnel file and administrative files and do not have any record of her signing the OF-109. In addition, after looking into their official personnel files, we did not locate any record of either of her immediate predecessors signing this form. It's not clear that this form is used as part of a standard part of checkout across the federal government or even at the State Department. So we're certainly looking into that." (Jen Psaki, State Department Press Briefing, Washington, D.C., 3/17/15)

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The State Department Previously Said That "The Secretary Of State Is Supposed To Follow Such Department Policies." "Clinton left the State Department in early 2013. It was not immediately clear if Clinton signed the agreement but State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the secretary of state is supposed to follow such department policies. A Clinton spokesman did not immediately comment." (Jill Colvin and Ken Thomas, "Clinton Avoids Email Controversy At Women's Event,"The Associated Press , 3/9/15)

Shannen Coffin, Former DOJ Civil Division Assistant Deputy Attorney General: In Light Of Her Private Email Cache, If Clinton Signed Separation Statement OF-109, "There's No Question She Committed A Crime." KELLY: "If she signed it, as you read the law and the manual itself which refers to the criminal code, if she signed that saying she had given them everything back, every federal record that she had in her possession, when in fact she had thousands of documents, thousands of emails sitting on her home server, did she violate the law? Did she commit a crime?" COFFIN: "If that is the -- if that's the case, there's no question. The form itself says, hey, before you sign this understand that you are certifying something that we can prosecute you for. Making a false statement in this context knowingly and willfully, which I can't imagine anything more knowing and willful than knowing you have 55,000 records sitting in your home, if you do that, it is a felony punishable under 18 USC 1001." KELLY: "The form is OF-109. And the question tonight is did Hillary Clinton sign it? And if not, why not? That's what we're going to stay on." (Fox News' " Kelly File," 3/11/15)

The Associated Press Reported That All Outgoing State Department Employees Had "To Sign A 'Separation Statement' Declaring They Had 'Surrendered To Responsible Officials All Unclassified Documents' Related To Official Business During Their Employment." "The Republican National Committee used the vacuum Monday to keep the pressure on Clinton, noting a State Department policy requiring all outgoing employees to turn over job-related materials before leaving. The policy required such employees to sign a 'separation statement' declaring they had 'surrendered to responsible officials all unclassified documents' related to official business during their employment." (Jill Colvin and Ken Thomas, "Clinton Avoids Email Controversy At Women's Event," The Associated Press , 3/9/15)

According To A 2003 State Department Directive 12 FAM 564.4 "Termination," State Department Employees Are Subject To "A Security Debriefing" And Completing A "Separation Statement." "A security debriefing will be conducted and a separation statement will be completed whenever an employee is terminating employment or is otherwise to be separated for a continuous period of 60 days or more. The debriefing is mandatory to ensure that separating personnel are aware of the requirement to return all classified material and of a continuing responsibility to safeguard their knowledge of any classified information. The separating employee must be advised of the applicable laws on the protection and disclosure of classified information (see 12 FAM 557 Exhibit 557.3) before signing Form OF-109, Separation Statement (see 12 FAM 564 Exhibit 564.4)." (U.S. State Department Foreign Affairs Manual, 12 FAM 564.4, 2/13/03)

Richard Grenell, Former U.S. Spokesman At The United Nations, On The Possibility Clinton Was Not Required The Separation Form: "No Chance Whatsoever." KELLY: "Is there any chance in your experience that she would not have been required to sign this form, this of-109?" GRENELL: "No chance whatsoever. I mean, if she's dealing with classified information on a daily basis, which every State Department person does, she when she leaves the service has to turn in all of her documents, has to sign forms to say that you have no classified, top secret, or secret information in your possession. This is fundamental to doing your job at the state department at a low level." (Fox News's " Kelly File," 3/12/15)

Women – Now is The Time To Defend Yourselves in The Public Bathroom - Mon 30 May 2016, 5:19 pm

Women – Now is The Time To Defend Yourselves in The Public Bathroom

By Ray Gano -
May 30, 2016

I recently wrote an article titled “Men, It Is Time To Start Protecting Our Wives and Daughters”

You can read it here –

I got a lot of positive responses for the article, mainly from women.

BUT… it was interesting some of the comments made.

Here are some snippets from some of the women’s emails…

“Thanks Ray. Men have abdicated their role. Since I am single I have had very few men treat me as they should the weaker sex.”

Interesting, I had several emails from women expressing this sentiment.

Here is another email…

“Hi Ray,

One thing to note is that the kind of attacks you describe are found more in restrooms located where women and children are not with the husbands and fathers you want to protect them. Men typically do not join families shopping in malls or or department stores. These are the kinds of places where a distracted mother will absentmindedly send an eight year old child to the restroom because they are “big enough to do it alone.” Not only are men unlikely to be along on shopping trips, in many cases there is no man in the family at all. There are larger and larger groups of single women handling a group of children with no assistance from a strong male figure.”

And one more that I wanted to share…


I smiled as I read this because I’ve been thinking basically the same thing. Men need to start acting like men! The protectors of their family.

My concern is that the majority of the time women are either alone or with children when shopping. Men notoriously don’t like to shop. Some could be persuaded to come along as protection but many will not be able due to work or other commitments.

So us ladies will need to possibly defend ourselves n our children or grandchildren. My thoughts were to carry potent pepper spray n keep it handy. It’s take down some pervert or criminally minded male!

I’m not familiar with stun guns. Never used one but is definitely possibility.

Loved your approach if guarding bathrooms n not becoming the aggressor. Yelling to STOP, STAY BACK, etc would likely make the perp flee. Wise advice. Love it.

This needs to be published perhaps with advice for women. No one else is addressing what to do. Instead they wring their hands n wonder what if anything we should do about this situation. “

Kind of seeing the theme here?

There are a lot of single women in today’s world who have to raise their children alone.

There are also a lot of women who are married to men who as much as I hate to say it, are spineless wimps who have forgotten about chivalry, protecting the wife and kids, etc.

This is totally sad and like it or not, these men are “worse than the infidel.” That is what scripture clearly calls these sort of husbands and fathers.

So no matter what, the women has to now look to become the sheepdog and defend herself and her children from these predators seeking to gain access to the women’s restroom.

Ladies – we need to remember that this isn’t the days that we grew up. We are living in the last days of the last days.

Scripture says …

2 Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

We have got to remember that we are living in the last days. There are bad, evil people who are just waiting to violate you in one form or another.

ALSO, I am writing mainly to the Christian female who maintains a biblical set of standards.

We live in a post-Christian nation where God is not revered or cared about. In fact the world we live in hates God, and therefore they hate you. They do not care about you and some of these people think you are worthless breathers of air that if you were exterminated tomorrow, they would not even blink an eye. They believe that it is the fundamentals of Christianity that are holding them back in the first place.

This is the main thing that you have to remember. You are in the minority of people who live a right life and strive to do what is right in the eyes of God.

The majority of the people are the direct opposite. They are the “natural man” who has no love for God, think His laws and Bible is “foolishness” and many today strive to make sure those of us who are Christian are made to be second class citizens.

This is a fact and you must remember this.

So I dedicate this article to the women out there that are forced to face these dangers by themselves and I hope that the information that I do provide will help.
Women’s Rules of Conduct and Engagement

In my past articles addressing men, I talked about rules of conduct and rules of engagement.

What I am doing is making suggestions to you as to how you can react and know how to react in certain situations.
Rules of Conduct

wing-chun-women-self-defence-lThe following rules are just suggestions to get you to think about your own situation. You as a woman know yourself, your abilities and what you can and can’t do. So the following rules are not written I stone, but just guidelines to help you create your own rules of conduct.

By having rules of conduct, you and your children will know what to do if you are in a public space or have to deal with a violation of your person / privacy.

Rule of Conduct #1 – Children NEVER go to the bathroom alone and YOU enter the bathroom first. You as the mother needs to protect the health and welfare of the child. Is it an inconvenience at times? Yes it is, but this needs to be one of those “draw the line in the sand” sort of rules. Never send your kids in the bathroom by themselves…period. You or another capable adult needs to be with them so that they remain safe.

Rule of Conduct #2 – ALWAYS have a means to protect yourself in hand when you are entering a public restroom. You do not know who is on the other side of that door or who might be hiding in a stall just waiting.

In my last article I strongly recommended the use of a “stun gun.” But before you go off and order one from Amazon or such, make sure that they are legal to use in your area. There are state, county and city laws that might prevent you from using a stun gun.
NOTE – Why A Stun Gun Vs Pepper Spray?

I know that I am taking a side step here, but I feel the need to explain why a stun gun over that of pepper spray.

First, a stun gun omits an audio and visual warning. The sparks from the end and the crackling of the electricity can help be a deterrent in and of itself. The sound is pretty loud and the sparks are pretty intimidating.

STCS-Weaponize-by-Ray-GanoThis audio and visual warning may give you the second or two to get you and your kids out of that bathroom, or give you time enough to prepare to defend yourself.

Just so you know, there is no “definitive” weapon in these situations, so you will have to really do your research and handle / train with the weapon that you choose to use.

Now, I don’t like pepper spray in this sort of situation for multiple reasons.

1 – You are in a confined area, you could get blow back from the spray. Spray that is vaporized in the air can also affect you as much as it is effecting the bad guy.

2 – Blow back, if there are fans, AC, something that is causing the air to move in the bathroom, then there is a chance that some of the mist or vapors from the pepper spray also blow back into your face.

3 – No initial deterrents like the audio and visual warnings a stun gun gives off.

4 – You have to hit the person in the face for it to be effective, where a stun gun will allow you to pretty much hit any part of the body and it will take effect.

So these are the quick reasons why I do not like pepper spray in this sort of defensive situation. I am one who is a huge advocate of pepper spray, but in this sort of close quarter situation, I really think a stun gun will give you a better edge over the assailant.

I will discuss a number of weapons that you might choose from later on in this article.

Rule of Conduct #3 – If you are able, try to go to public places with another female. This way you can work together watching each other’s back as well as helping each other with the children. Both of you can go into the bathroom together and one kind of “stands guard” inside the bathroom while the other tends to the children and themselves.

Rule of Conduct #4 – Pay attention to your instinct. The one thing that I have noticed is that women have a 6th sense or instinct for danger. Over the years this instinct has been put down and many women have pushed it aside internally. Women need to start bringing this instinct out of the closet and start paying attention to it when the internal alarm bells go off.

When traveling together with another woman, both need to agree that if the instinct internal alarms are going off, then the other will respect that and heed the internal warning and vacate the area.

It is better to shop another day or another place than being victimized by some predator.

Rule of Conduct # 5 – Try to go out into public at times which is safest. The hours from 10 AM – 12 Am – 1:00PM – 3:PM – 4:30PM – 6:00PM These are considered safe times. Stores and establishments are not as busy and the employees are more willing to pay attention to clients, ask to be of service, etc. This means that the employees are being more attentive to their jobs and to you the client. Predators do not like it when they are being watched. It is easier to blend in with the crowd. But when there is no crowd, the predator tends to stand out and be more easily observed.
Posture, Presence and Situation Awareness

womanstrikinggroin - CopyI know that these rules of conduct can be a bit of a hassle. But what you need to remember is that this isn’t the same world that we grew up in. Predators have all the rights and you, well as a recent op-ed piece stated “Women are just going to have to “get over it”, seeing men’s penis’ in the women’s bathroom.”

We are living in an age like none before. The predator is on the prowl and he/she has the law now backing them up.

A woman in today’s world needs to be more attentive and have their situation awareness turned up.

They need to pay attention to the area where they are, look for dangers, look for ambush points and look for shady characters.

This is a difficult thing to do if you are new at it, but once you start practising this situation awareness, you no longer become the victim and will become the sheepdog.

See, the predator does not like the person who is aware of their surroundings. They want to be able to ambush the easy prey and be able to violate the weak person because that is what is all about, violating the weak.

By being situationally aware and paying attention to what is going on around you, your own body language will put off a sense of purpose and your posture will present a more “willing to fight” attitude.

One of the key things that you need to remember. The predator does not want the fight, they want the “sheeple” person that they can abduct, pull behind a corner or secluded area and then have their way with them. It is all about the power over the weak.

By maintaining a strong presence, you are, in most cases, defeating the predator and causing them to look for weaker prey.
Weapons I Approve of For Women Defending Themselves

NOTE – Please check your local, state & county laws as to the carry of the following weapons. In most cases these are legal to own and use in a self defense situation, but you need to make sure that the laws are on your side and not the predator. If you do use these and they are against the law in your area, there is a chance you could be arrested. In the end, I would rather be tried by 12 than me or one of my children be carried out by 6 if it meant the life of myself or my children.
Streetwise POLICE FORCE 9,200,000 Volt TACTICAL Stun Gun Flashlight

streetwise-stungunThis is a great stun gun and is what my wife carries. It is smaller in diameter, so it fits a woman’s hand really well.

This is why I like this stun gun for a woman. It fits my wife’s hand easily and she can use it pretty quickly

But I have to admit that I like it to because it is small enough to conceal and keep in the hand without it being obvious that you have a stun gun in your hand.

This is a good weapon that you can have in hand when you are entering an area, like a public restroom so that you can use it at a moment’s notice.

Another great point about this stun gun is that it fits a single woman’s budget. It runs around $25 – $30 dollars and at this price, a woman can purchase several of these so that she has one in her purse, her car and even keep on by her bedside at night.

This also has a good lanyard on it so that if you do lose your grip, it will not fall to the ground and you can easily bring it back into your hand.

Another good selling point, it will double as an “ok” flashlight if you are in a pinch and need a flashlight.

PRO – Slim and can fit smaller hands

PRO – 9,000,000 volts and rechargeable – that is a lot of volts you will send through a person

Streetwise POLICE FORCE 9,200,000 Volt TACTICAL Stun Gun –
Cold Steel Ti-Lite Zytel 6”

Cold-Steel-Ti-Lite-6-InchOk, this is a pretty big knife, but believe it or not, this is what my wife also carries.

The great thing about this knife is that it doubles as a kubaton… a small baton like weapon that you can carry in your hand. You see a lot of kubatons on women’s key rings.

I have to admit that when my wife got hers, I loved it and had to get one also.

Because it is long and hard like a kubaton, you can use it to smash on the predator’s head, use it like “brass knuckles” as a fist weapon and the hook like quillion has a rough texture on it that you can use to help scratch across the face, hook under the chin and smash also into the temple area.

This knife has a lot of multiple uses as a defensive weapon.

Like the Streetwise stun gun, you can hold this in your hand and it really not look like a weapon, it is easily somewhat concealed and by having in your hand you are ready for the fight if you have to defend yourself.

NOW… this is using this knife when it is closed.

The one thing I like about this knife is that once you break it in, you can easily flick this open and deploy it quicker than a switch blade can be deployed.

If you can throw a Frisbee, you can flick this knife open. All it takes is a little bit of practise and you will be amazed at how easy and fast you can get this blade opened.

This knife when deployed is effective just in and of itself. When you learn how to flick it open and the predator sees how large this knife is, they are going to think again. You have a good 8 -10 inches of reach on this knife. This will help give the woman a tactical advantage and help keep the bad guy at bay.

PRO – I like that you can carry this in your hand and it doubles as a kubaton. It is large enough to really do some damage without even deploying the knife.

PRO – The quillion, the little hook at the base of the knife blade, also is a very mean weapon in and of itself, The rough thumb grooves on the quillion will do damage if you use this as a kubaton. You can hook a chin, rip an eye, do a number of kubaton moves where the quillion will do some major extra damage.

PRO – You can deploy the knife as it is pulled out of the pocket by “snagging” the quillion on the pocket edge. This is a move that needs to be practised as well, but you will have a great tactical advantage just taking the knife out of your pocket and it deploying as you remove it.

PRO – You can learn to flick open this knife one handed. So if you are using it in a kubaton style, it is nothing to flick it in the process of a swing or block and deploy the 6” razor sharp blade.

PRO – Cost – $56.33 w/ Amazon Prime

Cold Steel Ti-Lite 6″ –
Monkey Paw Keyring

monkey-paw-keyringThis is a weapon a bludgeoning weapon and what I like is the cost – $9.98. This is a price that a single woman can afford, and in fact afford to buy several of these.

These are based off of the old “ball and chain” mace type weapon and if you slammed this into the side of someone’s head, they would definitely see stars. This is a very easily concealed weapon that you could easily have in your hand when you are entering suspicious areas. It is long enough to give you about 8 inches of reach, but short enough that the 550 cord encased 1” steel ball will not come slamming back into your own face.

Using this to hit the side of the face, elbow, knee, or any hard boney area will produce the most damage.

Using a simple “X” movement swinging your hand and arm down right to left and then down left to right will create an intimidating “shield” that the predator has to go through before they get to you.

There are other movements that you can learn, for example “The Heaven 6”, which is a Filipino stick fighting movement that you can also use with the Monkey Paw key ring.

There are a lot of great videos on You Tube that you can choose from and learn different fighting techniques for this and all the weapons that I am recommending.

There are many other versions of the Monkey Paw key ring, but looking through them all, this is the one that I liked the most and also liked the cost.

Monkey Paw Keyring

Now I know that this is not a huge selection of weapons like I might suggest in other articles.

The reason is that this situation is very specific and although these weapons are great in just about any situation, I chose them for the “close quarter” fighting that a woman might encounter.
Rules of Engagement for Women

I am going to be frank here and say that if you are a woman and you feel your life is in danger, then you do all that you can to take that person stop and then get out with your life.

NOTE – If assaulted, you need to know your local laws and what you can do to use to defend yourself. Can you use a stun gun if assaulted in this manner? Can you use some other weapon to protect yourself from a questionable individual like Ti-Lite or Monkey Paw? If so what manner of force can you use as someone who is protecting themselves?

In general courts have taken the side of the women when she is protecting herself. Seeing that a bathroom is close quarters and you must fight for your life is another positive if you have to take out the predator.

So I really only have one rule for women…

Rule of Engagement #1 – Fight like your life depends on it because if you have to resort to using your weapon, your life is in danger. Train with your chosen weapon and make sure you know how to get at it in a time of stress / duress. The training is critical. Watch videos on You Tube, take some self defense classes. It is you against the predator and you need to make sure that you are the one going home that day.

I hope that this information has helped. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

PLEASE, share this article with anyone and everyone. The world has turned into a very wicked place. The predator has the law on their side and it is time that we stop being “sheeple” and start standing up to these predators and fighting back like the sheepdog.

It is my hope that you never need to use the information in this article, but I hope that you take what I have said here to heart.

Train Hard, Stay Safe – Your life will depend upon it.

Top Selling Children’s Vitamin Contains GMOs And Cancer-Causing Chemicals - Sat 28 May 2016, 8:39 pm

Top Selling Children’s Vitamin Contains GMOs And Cancer-Causing Chemicals

Posted on May 27, 2016GMO

It was recently uncovered that the top selling children’s vitamin brand could be doing much more harm than it is doing good. The Flintstones Vitamins, which have been the #1 brand in the US for years, has recently been exposed for containing GMOs and cancer-causing toxins such as Aspartame.

Ironically, Flintstones Vitamins are advertised as the “Pediatricians’ #1 Choice” for children’s vitamins.

However, the list of ingredients below are far from healthy or safe for children.

Cupric Oxide;
Coal tar artificial coloring agents (FD&C Blue #2, Red #40, Yellow #6);
Zinc Oxide;
Ferrous Fumarate;
Hydrogenated Oil (Soybean);
GMO Corn starch;

Bayer, the company that produces Flintstones Vitamins, suggests on their website that this cocktail of chemicals is a fair alternative for vegetables.

Aspartame is a synthetic combination of the amino acids aspartic acid and l-phenylalanine, and is known to convert into highly toxic methanol and formaldehyde in the body. Aspartame has been linked to over 40 adverse health effects in the biomedical literature, and has been shown to exhibit both neurotoxicity and carcinogenicity.

Meanwhile, Cupric Oxide and many of the other substances listed are also toxic chemicals that are recognized as harmful by multiple international rating agencies.

These vitamins are obviously not a viable replacement for vegetables, and actually feeding children vegetables in the first place would cancel out the need for supplements like this.

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Men, It Is Time To Start Protecting Our Wives and Daughters - Tue 24 May 2016, 5:38 pm

Men, It Is Time To Start Protecting Our Wives and Daughters

By Ray Gano -
May 24, 2016

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Topics tagged under 2 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 7 Ray-gano-medBy Ray Gano
Chicago man chokes 8-year-old girl in public bathroom
CHICAGO (WATE) – The Chicago Sun Times reports that an 8-year-old girl was choked by a man who was in the women’s bathroom.
The girl’s mother was shopping when her daughter went to the restroom alone. The mother heard a scream and ran into the bathroom where she found 33-year-old Reese M. Hartstirn carrying the unconscious little girl into a stall.
He had used his hands to strangle her until she passed out.
Other store patrons assisted the mother in restraining Harstirn until police arrived to arrest him.   Source –
This girl is lucky and so is her mother.
She is not dead and she is going to live to see another day.
But what is the price that she is going to have to pay? The physiological trauma of having some pervert try to kill her just because he wanted to?
What happened? Did this guy wake up that day and decide “HEY.. I am going to self-identify as a child murderer?”
Topics tagged under 2 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 7 Man-strangled-girl-in-bathroom-300x208For some time I have been warning people that we need to start thinking about defending ourselves. I am not talking about being the aggressor, but truly defending ourselves without aggression.
FOLKS… we are living in the last days of the last days. Even though we say it, so many of us do not live it.
We have godless heathens walking the earth and now THEY are the ones who are in the majority.
There was a time when Christians and Christian ethics were the law of the land. Well, that is no more and it is now the lawless who rule.
Because the lawless heathen rules the land, we need to realize that they do not hold to the same values and ethics that we as children of God hold to.
They do not care or respect the 10 commandments.
They do not care or value life. In their eyes we are hybrid forms of monkeys, thus we are animals with no souls.
So what is the big deal if they kill off another soulless hybrid monkey?
It is the predator that now has all the rights and the victim has none.
So like it or not, MEN… it is now time that we start protecting our wife and children when it comes to them being in public places, but particularly the public restrooms.


MEN… now is the time that we stand up and start protecting our families from those out there that wish to harm our loved ones.
I am reminded of Lot and how he protected the angels that came to him.
Here is what scripture said…
Genesis 19:4-5 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: 5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
Topics tagged under 2 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 7 Sodom-and-gomorrah-300x300The term “To Know” is the same term used when Adam “knew” his wife Eve. It means to have sex with that person.
So this mob was demanding that Lot send out those men so that they can “Sodomize” them.
This is what is we are witnessing today in our own society.
It is basically the same and the perverse law is on these predators side. The law says that these people now have access to our families where before it was unthinkable to allow these predators in.
What does God’ Word say?
Scripture Says…
Psalms Chapter 82:3-4 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. 4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid [them] out of the hand of the wicked.
1 Timothy 5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
This means that if our females need to use the bathroom, we need to ensure their safety and be ready to protect them.
That is one of our jobs as husbands and fathers.


The information that I am presenting is tough. It is information that could get a person arrested.
But personally I would rather be tried by 12 than seeing my wife or children being carried out by 6, dead in a casket.
That little 8 year old girl was very lucky that she survived that attack, but are you willing to put all your chips and bet that your wife or kids are just as lucky?
You need to fully understand what I am presenting here and not turn into some John Wayne wanna-be.
We are living in days where we need to be using our brain, and not turn into some gung-ho, damn the torpedoes sort of person.
That means that we have got to stop burying our head in the sand and take responsivity for the safety of our families when we are in public places.
This is a pure fact that we need to nail down in our brains.
In today’s world we as Christians… the law is already against us.
We need to understand this fact and if you take these steps that scripture tells us to take and situations escalate, you will be made to look like the bad guy and not the pervert predator.
Just to give you an example, look this over.

Guard Arrested, Charged for Trying to Stop Transgender Woman From Using Women’s Restroom

Washington D.C. Security Guard Could Face Hate Crime Charges
A female security guard at a Giant grocery store has been arrested after trying to prevent a transgender woman from using the women’s restroom. NBC Washington News4 reports the “confrontation escalated to shoving or pushing,” according to a source.
WUSA9 reporter Garrett Haake reports on Twitter the guard was charged with assault:
“Sources say the guard then pushed the woman from the bathroom area all the way to the store exit.” ABC7 reports.
ABC7’s Jennifer Donelan adds the security guard is female and “under investigation for hate crime for allegedly using homophobic slur.”
Source –
NOW… as you can see this guard did not do the right thing and became the aggressor. This is why she is facing charges.
But we can clearly see that her actions, if they were taken say just a few years ago, that female security guard would have been viewed as the hero. Today she is facing charges against her for doing her job.


Yep that is right. Don’t need the hassle, don’t use the public bathrooms. Simple solution, problem solved.
But life is not that way and like it or not when the need to go… well you need to go.
Like it or not, it means that we must avoid putting our family in a situations where they need to use a public restroom where they might encounter some sort of pervert or predator.
How do we deal with this?
Simple solution.
FIRST – That means that EVERYONE needs to use the bathroom BEFORE they leave the house.
SECOND – it is a very good idea to purchase a couple of “Travel Urinals” so that you can keep them in your car.
Topics tagged under 2 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 7 Travel-urinal-web-300x181Everyone needs to learn how to use these just in case the need arises.
Here is one that I am recommending because it is inexpensive (15.95 from Amazon), BUT… it also has a female adaptor so that a woman or a girl can also use it.
Travel Urinal –
If you have gotten this far you probably think I am a complete lunatic and going WAY overboard.
This is true, but my responsibility as a husband and father drives me to these lengths where I need to make sure that my family are protected.
So if YOU are out in public, YOU need to decide are you going to do what is right when it comes to protecting your wife and children OR can you avoid the situation completely by …
1 – Just leaving and going back home
2 – Just using one of the travel urinals that we now need to make as part of our everyday life.
You as head of household need to weigh these things every time you leave the home.
Is this harsh?
Yes it is, but what you need to really drill into your head is that this isn’t the “Leave it to Beaver” world where everything was honky dory, life was grand and people had a conscience.
Today we are living in Sodom and Gomorrah, or at least some sort of reality that really comes close to it.
Men, we need to take action and be aware of our surroundings.


If you are out and about and the need arises where you MUST use a public bathroom, try to find a bathroom that is a single room and not one where multiple people can use at once.
Topics tagged under 2 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 7 Stay-kds-safeIt is good of you as the husband to probably take a day and go to all the places you and your family frequent and check into the different bathrooms.
I am not saying going into the women’s bathroom, but go into the men’s and if it a single toilet, odds are that the women’s is the same.
You need to make a mental note of these “safe” bathrooms.
You also need to make note of where you are and what bathroom you do NOT want to use.
For example, I would not let my wife or child use a Target bathroom. In fact I have joined the boycott and refuse to shop at Target.
I would not let my wife or child use any bathroom that the corporation sides or shows sympathy with the transgender idea.
YEAH… I know what is going through your head and you probably think I am completely loco, but folks, this is the days that we are living in. God warned us of this and like it or not this is where we are in the whole last days plan. They are not good, they are in fact dangerous, especially with ungodly laws such as this being passed where predators are being allowed in bathrooms today.
I know that a lot of what I am saying sound WAY OVERBOARD. But again, what do you think the mother of that 8 year old daughter is thinking?
If she had the chance to do it over again and put some of these rules in place, think she would gladly do it to prevent this crazy from attacking her child?
I believe she would.
Just so you know, this case with the 8 year old is not a singularity. The Liberty Councel has been tracking these sort of cases and there is a VERY LONG LIST (50 cases) where women or children have been violated in one form or another.
You can view that list here —
This is a reality folks, and because this is the crazy world that we now live in, we as hubands and fathers need to make sure that our families health and welfare as well as their security is maintained.
For this reason I am suggesting that families sit down and discuss what I am calling “Rules of Conduct” and “Rules of Engagement.”


What do you do if you are in a public restroom?
How do you ensure the safety of your wife and children?
Again, what you and your family need to strongly understand is that it is no longer safe for our wife and children to go into public restroom.
It is the perverted predator that now has all the rights, AND the predators are very happy and want to take advantage of this ungodly law that was passed.
So here are some guidelines for you and your family to talk over and consider. These are just suggestions on some rules to help protect your wife and kids.
Topics tagged under 2 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 7 Te-grat-front-300x1851 – Never enter a bathroom alone. Always have an adult family member or trusted friend with you..
2 – If one has to go to the bathroom, a male who is able to defend stand outside and observe who is going in and try to prevent any possible predator gaining access while wife and children are in the facilities.
Better yet, Husbands, it is time to self-identify as your wife and child’s bodyguard and go into the bathroom with them. If someone enters, let them know that you are ensuring the safety of your wife and child and if they don’t like it, go complain to the manager.
3 – If you choose not to enter the bathroom with your family, then the oldest female enters the bathroom, check to make sure no one else is in the bathroom. If there is someone, leave and wait to till they exit. This way the bathroom is safe to occupy, then the male can stand at the door to prevent unwanted deviants from entering.
4 – Older females will ALWAYS have at least one means to defend themselves IN HAND when they are first entering a bathroom and in a case like this I would recommend a stun gun. This way if they are ambushed and assaulted, they will have the weapon ready to protect themselves at a moment’s notice.
5 – It is wise that males have some form of defensive weapon on them and ready to be used if the questionable individual decides to escalate the situation and become an aggressor. You are no good if you are taken out of the picture by some deviant who has intent to harm you, your wife or your child.


WARNING #1 – if you are the husband and you are protecting your family, know that there is the chance that you could be detained and arrested. So you need to use your brain and think things through as they are happening. You need to know 100% what you are doing.
WARNING #2 – We as Christians are NOT called to be violent nor be on the offensive. That means we are not to become the assailant and assault a person. We are called to defend and we MUST act to defend in the most peaceful manner as possible. A lot of times that can be achieved by just asking a person in a cool calm voice to please be patient and just wait a moment.  
With that said… If you or someone else is going to enter the bathroom or stand near the door, then you need to be ready to possibly confront a person who has questionable intent as well as screen people who are going in with an honest need to use the bathroom.
In fact, if you choose to stand outside and friendly females seemed concerned and think you are a predator (which can happen) you might want to let them know you are waiting for your wife and kids and that you are just keeping an eye on things while your wife and children are in there. They will probably be grateful that you are there as well.
Topics tagged under 2 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 7 Stcs-weaponize-web-187x300But no matter what, you need to have plans in your head ahead of time so that you know how you will react and that you have contingencies in place if something does arise.
What you do not want to happen is things get out of hand. This is why you have to really think things though and know exactly how you are going to handle things.
So with that said, here are some recommendations for you to discuss with your wife and family so that you are all on the same sheet of paper.
Rule of Engagement – 1 – If some questionable individual tries to enter the bathroom, the male needs to stand in the way of the door and ask the questionable individual in a calm voice to please wait a few moments so that the family members can finish their business. If things escalate, and you are outside, enter the bathroom with the questionable individual so that the male can escort the family members out of the bathroom.
Rule of Engagement – 2 – If some questionable individual tries to enter the bathroom, then the male needs to stand his ground at the door putting himself between him and the questionable individual so that he can prevent access. At the first sign of any aggression, the male will start shouting at the top of his lungs “ BACK OFF… GET AWAY FROM ME… STOP… YOU CAN NOT PASS AT THIS MOMENT. Shout anything that will cause the individual to stop trying to gain access at that moment and draw attention to the situation that is taking place.
Rule of Engagement – 3 – If things do escalate, DO NOT use your hands to push the questionable individual back or away. Place your body in the way and your back against the door. This way the questionable individual must use physical force to get past you, thus he/she has to lay hands on you if they wish to get through the door. The moment that they do, they are in the arena of physical assault. It is at this time that you need to determine to defend yourself and if need be use the weapon to protect yourself.
If you do have to use weapon, am recommending a stun gun to defend yourself from this sort of an assault.
NOTE #1 – You need to check the laws in your area which dictate the definition of assault.
NOTE #2 – While you are being assaulted, you need to continue the shouting to STOP… GET AWAY FROM ME… STOP PUSHING ME…STOP HITTING ME… it is at this time that you have drawn enough attention to yourself that you should be able to use your stun gun to prevent this person from assaulting you any further.
Rule of Engagement – 4 – If assaulted, you need to know your local laws and what you can do to use to defend yourself. Can you use a stun gun if assaulted in this manner? Can you use some other weapon to protect yourself from a questionable individual like pepper spray? If so what manner of force can you use as someone who is protecting themselves?
Topics tagged under 2 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 7 Do-not-be-the-agressor-209x300The key is that you DO NOT become the aggressor. It is very easy to slip past that line of defending one’s self and becoming the aggressor. So this is why you really need to check into your local laws so that you know your rights to defend.
It is at this moment where you are being assaulted where having a good stun gun can come into play. Using this as a warning device and letting the person hear and see the electrical sparks being discharged will often make the person think twice about engaging the male.
This in and of itself will also give your family members time to hear a situation and then get out of the bathroom as fast as possible.
Now this is an area where you need to really think things through.
Do you wait around for the police to arrive or do you and your family just leave the establishment?
Remembering the days with which we are living in do you want to be arrested for protecting your family, or should you just get the heck out of dodge?
If you choose to vacate the area quickly then get out of there fast. Don’t talk to anyone, do not stop, get out of the vicinity. If you are on private property like a shopping mall or such, just leave.
This action could be skirting the law and you have to do your research to see what the laws say in your local area.
Odds are that the establishment will be glad that you have left and try to avoid a scene.


Like it or not, you may need to call upon some sort of weapon so that you can defend yourself against some radical predator who may be assaulting you or your family inside the public bathroom.
The reason these predators are winning is because no one is pushing back and everyone is allowing themselves to become sheeple against these wolves.
It is time to defend ourselves from these predator wolves. Loved ones are now suffering psychological effects, physical damage, even a couple cases of attempted murder; all from predators preying upon our wives and children in public restrooms.
With that, we need to realize that this sort of situation will be a close quarter combat situation.
Think 3-4 feet at the most 1- 2 feet most likely.
So you need to have weapons that you can deploy or have in your hand that will deter the person from assaulting you.
So for this reason I would highly recommend more defensive weapons like a stun gun.
You are not here to prevent a person from gaining ever. Your goal here is to stop the person for just for a minute. A lot of times you can just talk to them and that will give your family the time to get things done and out of the bathroom. You are not there to take the person out permanently.
This is that fine line between defending and becoming the assailant yourself. Don’t be a “John Wayne.”
With a stun gun you can let the person know that you mean business by letting them see the electrodes lighting up and the crackling popping sound that the stun gun makes. You can also stating to the person that you have 1,000,000 volts getting ready to course through them is another deterrent.
In most cases, this will stop the predator because what you need to remember is that predators are cowards deep down inside. They do not want the fight. So odds are that if you take this sort of position, they will not cross the line, but instead will back off a bit and start doing some strong vocalizing, body posturing and trying to intimidate you.
Don’t let this affect you, stand your ground, letting them know that once your family is done they can then gain access to the bathroom. You need to let them know that you are not saying that they are not allowed access. They just cannot gain access while your wife and family are in there. They are a big boy/girl, they can hold it for another minute or two.  Once your loved ones get out, you and they then vacate the area and leave the store / mall, where ever ASAP.


ZAP 1,000,000 Volt Stun Flashlight it

Topics tagged under 2 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 7 Zap-flashlight-300x300The first on my list I personally own and I love it. It has been with me for over 5 years and is a great flashlight to boot.
The ZAP 1,000,000 Volt Flashlight is beefy in the hand and can double as a sort of kubaton. You can punch with it as well as come down on someone’s head with it as well.
But most of all it is a great stun gun. I often use it when I am speaking publicly and the sound gets everyone’s attention and has even startled some folks with it.
PRO – Pretty good flashlight that one can use in a pinch
PRO – The electrode sparks are pretty significant and put on quiet a light show. This is a huge deterrent factor.
PRO – It is heavy in the hand but not to heavy. You can use it also to help punch or use as a kubaron type weapon
ZAP 1,000,000 Flashlight Stun Gun –

Streetwise POLICE FORCE 9,200,000 Volt TACTICAL Stun Gun Flashlight

Topics tagged under 2 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 7 Streetwise-stungun-300x300This is another great stun gun and is what my wife carries. It is smaller in diameter, so it fits a woman’s hand really well.
But I have to admit that I like it to because it is small enough to conceal and keep in the hand without it being obvious that you have a stun gun in your hand.
This is a good weapon for the person going into the bathroom.
PRO – Slim and can fit smaller hands
PRO – 9,000,000 volts and rechargeable – that is a lot of volts you will send through a person
PRO – Really good price roughly $25.00. With a price like this, you are able to purchase several so that multiple people can carry these.
Streetwise POLICE FORCE 9,200,000 Volt TACTICAL Stun Gun  –

Vipertek VTS-989B V Mini Stun Gun Rechargeable with LED Flashlight

Topics tagged under 2 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 7 Vipertech-stungun-300x300This is a really impressive stun gun. I can’t say that I actually own one of these, but I know several people who do and they fit the hand really well. I am also impressed with the lanyard that you can put around your wrist.
In reading the reviews on Amazon, you can see it gets a lot of positive reviews and many people who have stunned themselves or had someone stun them with it, it took them down. In fact one woman said she dropped her 200+lb boyfriend with it no problem.
In regards to the PROS, since I have not owned one, I cannot give my personal opinion. I have just held one briefly and like I stated, they really fit the hand well without it being to bulky.
The one feature that I did like is that there is a metal strip where an assailant would naturally grab. If they do and you fire the stun gun, that area also will stun them. That is a great feature to have.
The one negative that I saw was the safety switch. This is where I can see some practise needed in activating this stun gun and getting it ready to be used. BUT… if you are on guard near the bathroom, then you should be ready to use this and be ready with the safety off.
Vipertek VTS-989B V Mini Stun Gun Rechargeable with LED Flashlight\


We need to get it in our heads that the majority of the people out there do not love God. That means that they do not love us. They don’t care for us and they do not care if we are threatened, harmed or violated.
We cannot expect the heathen to adhere to God’s law, scripture tells us that the law to the “natural man” is foolishness.
1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
So we who are husbands and fathers as well as sons who are at an age where they can help protect the family, need to start thinking about doing just that, protecting the family.
Topics tagged under 2 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 7 Dont-worry-im-coolYou and your family need to sit down and have a serious talk around the dinner table and discuss the rules of conduct and the rules of engagement.
Again the best course of action is prevention. Go to the bathroom before you leave and have travel urinals in the car ready to use.
You need to discuss what might happen if a situation arises and what each family member will do if there is a need to react to a situation.
It is wise to practise this situation in the home first so that you can “iron out” what you need to do, how to do it, and see where you need to adapt your own means to the situation. .
If you do not practice, if a time comes where you have to take some action, odds are that you will freeze up and not know what to do.
If that is the case then the predator has just gained access to your wife and kids and in a matter of seconds can violate them in ways that will mentally scar them, possibly for the rest of their lives.
What you as the husband and father needs to do is ask yourself if that scaring process is worth it, or is it worth you standing up and just doing something simple as standing by the bathroom door and observe who is going in and stand in the way of some questionable individual from gaining access while your family is in there.
These are serious things that we now have to consider.
We are living in dangerous times where the predator has all the rights and we have very few if any.
I am reminded of the following verse.
Isaiah 5: 20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
It truly disturbs me that we are seeing this take place right before our eyes. We are witnessing the spiritual battle manifest itself into the real world. Evil is all around us and it is pressing in with a vengeance.
Finally, what we need to cleave to…
Ephesians 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
The physical battle is drawing closer and closer. We as husbands and fathers need to strongly think and also choose what battles we are going to avoid, what battles we are going to stand our ground on and possibly what battle we are going to fight.
I can no longer stand idly by and let some predator assault and violate my wife and or children.
Like it or not, and as much as I stand with the police support their tough job, in the time it will take for them to react to a called in situation, your wife and or child can already become a victim to the predator and in some cases killed.
If something like that happened and I was able to prevent the predator from harming my wife and children and did nothing except wait for the police, then how can I ever look them in the eye again. That is if they are still alive.
If they were killed at the hands of a predator and I did nothing, I could never forgive myself when I could have taken action as simple as standing with my back against a door saying, “you cannot come in at this moment, my wife and children are in there. Please wait a moment and they will be finished at which time you free to utilize the facilities.”
But realize if you do that, there is a strong chance that you might be prosecuted under un-just laws that do not protect the innocent any more, but protect the predator who is more than happy to violate your wife and children for their own selfish evil desires.
This was a very difficult article to write, but it is something that I feel very strongly that needs to be said.
I hope that men begin to stand up and say “no more.” Only time will tell.
Topics tagged under 2 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 7 Paypal_donate_button_2But if we do not, it is our women and children that will suffer the consequences. They are the ones that will have to deal with the violent memories of some sicko predator wishing to do harm all because they are now “allowed” to do it thanks to an un-godly laws that have been put in place.
Pray for Godly husbands and fathers all over. The battle is now here and we need prayer so that if and when we are faced with this battle, we stand and do the right thing in the eyes of God, which is pleasing to Him and not offer up our loved ones on the altar of compromise.
Finally, pray for mercy upon our nation and pray that we gain leadership that might possibly change the direction this country is going.
Above all, stay safe, stay alert, stay alive.

9 Rules to Survive Martial Law! – DETAILED GUIDE! - Sat 14 May 2016, 7:49 pm

9 Rules to Survive Martial Law! – DETAILED GUIDE!

Posted by Self Sustained

I came across this article during the Veteran March on DC on October 13th. The grammar was pretty bad, so I did my best to clean it up. The guide in LONG, so it took me a while to get it in this good a shape. Whoever wrote it may not have been the best writer, but he or she certainly knows how to be prepared. if you find grammatical errors, I will probably spot them and have them fixed soon. I did as many as I could as fast as I could for the purposes of getting the article published ASAP.
This article will start off assuming that the Reader is already subject to MARTIAL LAW; that is, the “suspension” of the Constitution. Curfews, rationing of basic goods, enforced relocation, confiscation of firearms and supplies, and summary arrest/execution by soldiers, paramilitary police and other jack booted types wielding assault rifles. Basic survival tips will be followed with some detailed ideas on how this country should be run once we take over. IF you’re reading this before MARTIAL LAW is imposed by the current corrupt government, and IF you are reading this while you still nominally under Constitutional Law, it’s urgent you read from the beginning to end so as to appreciate the opportunities you currently have to not only protect yourself and yours, but to attempt to stop all of this from ever happening.

  • Government and it’s components of career politicians, bureaucratic vermin, and their agents of enforcement, the SS ninja wannabes, have survived on illusion and lies, and for a lot longer than you’d think. It’s the very nature of the job; being part of an empire wrapped in the cloak of American political traditions of Freedom, that corrupts. All that power, attracting the most venal along with the most patriotic to defend America. All that license under ever mutable law written by money whores to lie, steal, embezzle, blackmail, extort, poison, torture, enslave, murder. Is it any wonder then that such human scum would get together and work “the system” to set themselves up as kings, dispensing with the pretty coverings of Constitutional limitations that trip their crimes like a prom dress?


  • Do NOT tell anyone anything that could get you in trouble. Assume anything can get you in trouble, because it probably will. Especially with any government official, but anyone looking to gaining a favor with the state can and will snitch on you. The rat who would sell you out for his thirty pieces could be: *A small businessman looking for a in with the state so he can make money a little easier. *A former friend who’s looking to get some revenge. *Someone desperate for even some food. Times are tough and will get tougher. Again, KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT!
  • Review the remaining rules of surviving MARTIAL LAW with Rule #2 ALWAYS in mind. Because some rat on two legs you say the wrong thing to, WILL snitch to the “authorities” in exchange for favors or even brownie points, and then you get to find out how ironclad Rule #1 is.


  • Unless you are waging a war of liberation-gathering intelligence or spreading disinformation or infiltrating-have no relation with nor voluntary contact with any soldier, police officer, bureaucrat, or anyone in authority in private life cooperating with MARTIAL LAW. Review Rule #1: Assume they’re all liars, con artists, hustlers, thieves, and sellouts. The same goes to any fellow travelers in big business; they and government have been in the same bed for centuries. Stay away from them as much as possible. Tell them lies. Don’t do any business with them. Unless they’re sticking a gun in your face don’t even acknowledge that they exist. Shun them, their family and any sycophants that fawn over them for a few favors.

Word of the day: Prepare! And do it the old fashion way, like our fore-fathers did it and succeed long before us, because what lies ahead of us will require all the help we can get. Watch this video and learn the 3 skills that ensured our ancestors survival in hard times of  famine and war.


  • If you’re prohibited from having an item that helps you survive, get the item; review Rule #2 AND KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT. If you’re prohibited from having extra food, medicine, guns (no brainer) then you will CACHE your prohibited items in a place where they won’t easily be found.
  • Use your imagination. One idea is to store “whatever” in seal tight waterproof containers in remote wooded areas, known ONLY TO YOU! Firearms are metallic; they can be detected by metal detectors unless you store them deep underground or in a place they won’t think of looking right away, like sealed in wider metallic tubes, away from your property. And if you by chance acquire or keep firearms knowing HOW TO USE THEM (sight alignment, trigger squeeze) and RELOADING AMMUNITION will be mandatory.
  • On semiautomatic pistols if the slide-that moving part on top-is locked back there’s a small lever on the left side of the gun. Push on it and it will close. Otherwise you’ll have to pull the slide back yourself.
  • Pistols are concealable, rifles and shotguns are for starting a fight.
  • Shotguns you load from a port on the underside, behind the fore stock or it breaks open.
  • Rifles come in several varieties; single shot, pump, bolt action, automatic, and feed from the chamber, an internal magazine or has a detaching magazine. The rifle you want first and foremost is an automatic rifle in a military common caliber. That coupled with proper marksmanship transforms you from a victim to a freedom fighter.


  • They, unlike you, have decided that there’s nothing to lose and therefore deserve anyone’s help who’s willing to risk their lives. Do you think MARTIAL LAW is going away on it’s own? Those bastards in black will have a sudden change of heart and do something worthwhile for a change and not oppress you?
  • At The VERY LEAST: have extra food, water for resistance fighters, basic medical supplies, ammo caches (hint, these should be concealed).
  • Those who fight will need to keep hidden, yet able to communicate with fellow fighters. You can be an intermediary. If you have skills, like welding, machine tools, chemistry, you can make weapons, ammo, other things the resistance needs.
  • If you have inside information, share it. If you have videography experience, tools, make how-to videos on resisting the theft of your freedoms. If you have medical training, set up an underground hospital.
  • Not all Patriots can or should pick up a rifle and blow a traitor’s head off. By uniting in common cause with all one has to offer the traitors can be defeated, and Freedom restored to the land. If you’re not at least giving aid to those helping to liberate you, forget this article, go back to being a victim of government oppression.


  • This is a group of people with skills and/or resources who can help each other in areas they would be lacking on their own. It could be anything from extra food, medicine, and repair parts, fuel, transportation-whatever. In any given neighborhood you can have machinists (weapon makers), medical personnel, drivers (good knowledge of local roads), gardeners (agriculture knowledge base).
  • Petty bureaucrats secretly opposing martial law are prime candidates to spy, steal, or commit sabotage. Computer technicians can hack government systems and create surveillance systems and guidance packages for missiles.
  • Construction workers can build secret rooms to hide anything from an arms cache to a secret factory. People in the media can smuggle cameras and work with computer techs to bug enemy meetings, and produce freedom media that documents successful means of resisting. Salesmen can “borrow” merchandise from their stores for use, anything and everything is useful.
  • Especially useful will be disgruntled cops and military that can provide everything from intelligence on raids to weapons to training. Keep the numbers of your group “small”: smaller cells are more difficult to penetrate by enemy agents and professional snitches. Keeping that in mind, a means of communication independent from wiretapped phones and audible eavesdropping devices must be developed amongst you.
  • Runners can be an athlete or a kid on a bike. They can carry small packages, or notes with a handy breakable vial of flammable liquid if discovered. With a sealed packet of potassium chlorate taped to it, the gasoline will automatically ignite; otherwise you’ll have to actually light that incriminating evidence.
  •  A mail drop can be a home, a hollowed out tree trunk, a hole in the ground, an open fence pole, anything. Just be sure it’s discreetly out of sight of surveillance. If God’s really blessing you, one of your groups will be a SMART SURVIVALIST.
  • This will be an exceedingly rare breed, because although most in this group were smart enough to prepare for the collapse to begin with, they WEREN’T smart enough to avoid detection of their awareness and distrust of government.
  • They signed form 4477 registration forms for their firearms, used credit cards and checks for their weapon and ammunition purchases, registered for weapons permits, or registered themselves with gun clubs and shooting organizations.
  • These people more than likely got swept up in pre-dawn raids or got blasted resisting.
  • The SMART SURVIVALIST prepared-and kept his mouth shut about those preparations.
  • He or she never signed federal permit forms for purchases or carry license. He or she presented an “average American” profile or totally disappeared.
  • Get or find one in your group and you’ll have a literal treasury of knowhow and resources to survive, maybe even start taking back a little?


  • Know where the cameras are and how to avoid them. Know who patrols where, and what routine they follow so as to avoid contact. Know your snitches and always feed them B.S. if you can’t avoid them.
  • Find ways around checkpoints. Side streets, forest paths, neighbor’s yard, railroad tracks, tunnels; whatever go around necessary to getting from point a to point b without a pack of government troops searching you, checking your ID. I can’t and won’t go into detail, how you find your way will be up to you.


  • It could be from a disaster, an attack, or even because they’ve decided to end the pretense and show you what they really think of you and your “rights”. You’ll just wind up in a detention camp where your freedom of movement and resources will be strictly controlled. That means having a place to go away from your area, a means to get there, and supplies. Very difficult to do in a martial law situation, with shortages and rationing at gunpoint.
  • Remember the victims of Hurricane Katrina?
  • Remember how they were set up to be stranded in New Orleans by the government?
  • How they were constantly baited with false hope of rescue for a week after the catastrophe?
  • How they eventually were herded by FEMA into concentration camps?
  • You disregard Rule #1, you’ll find out.
  • Get a safe house of your own, an abandoned home, an empty storefront or even a patch of woods. When the troops start going street-to-street, house-to-house have escape routes by lesser-used streets, trails, whatever.
  • You may have to go on foot, so have a light backpack with a few days worth of nonperishable food, portable water purifier, a first aid kit, a light sleeping bag-and your weapon.
  • A mountain bike may be a more optimal and versatile escape mode than your road-dependent car. Better to be on the run, desperate-and have your freedom-than be imprisoned in a FEMA slave camp.

Living without power, cars, electronics or running water may seem like a nightmare scenario but to pioneers it was just the way life was. Having the skills to survive without modern conveniences is not only smart in case SHTF, it’s also great for the environment. Keep in mind that the key to a successful homestead does not only lie on being able to grow your own food but on other skills as well. Learning these skills will take time, patience and perseverance, and not all of these skills are applicable to certain situations. Hopefully, though, you managed to pick up some great ideas that will inspire you and get you started! Just like our forefathers used to do,  The Lost Ways Book teaches you how you can survive in the worst-case scenario with the minimum resources available.It comes as a step-by-step guide accompanied by pictures and teaches you how to use basic ingredients to make super-food for your loved ones.
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  • Probably not with guns or bombs, but there’s plenty of ways you can monkey wrench the basic functioning of the state during MARTIAL LAW. If you work for the state you have plenty of opportunities to mess things up, but the government subcontracts even private firms. You know who’s just earning a paycheck, who’s backing this war against the people, and who’s getting off on “just following orders”.
  • If you can take action, great, concentrate most of your planning on getting away with the job. Otherwise, get contacts with Patriots and be the most reliable source of intelligence you can be. Every bit of drag on the government beast helps, perhaps in botching that paperwork, breaking that surveillance camera in disguise, or misdirecting that bureaucrat or soldier cop.
  • That act might be the beginning of a butterfly effect of bringing down the state of MARTIAL LAWand restoring Freedom to our nation. Always keep that in mind. You must find your own way, but find it you must, if you want what was stolen from you back!

As far as a detailed list, here’s what I have:

  1. A sturdy army surplus backpack.
  2. A first aid kit, including bandages, iodine, alcohol, gauze and painkillers.
  3. Close range “melee” type weapons. I have a hand made bearded axe that will go through solid walls, a welder’s chipping hammer (nasty looking thing), bowie knife, and assorted pocketknives. 4. Long range weapons. You will need a rifle, not a sniper’s rifle. Choose something that uses common ammunition, something you will not have a problem finding in looted sporting good stores, dead bodies and trashed houses. Choose something lite that you can strap to your back and above all MAKE SURE YOU KNOW HOW TO USE IT.
  4. Clothing. At least one set each of hot weather and cold weather clothing; you can always ditch what you don’t need.
  5. Boots. Sturdy new pair of military combat boots preferably steel toes. Trust me on the steel toes, when you’re stuck with no weapons you’ll be glad you have them. Make sure they are comfortable and broken in. Waterproof boots are good for woodland areas, for areas like bayous and such make sure you have Vietnam era jungle boots.
  6. Manuals. When you’re on the run, starving, and out of water you won’t be thinking clearly, manuals are a good way to ensure you will not forget important information. I currently have my improvised munitions handbook, an army wilderness survival handbook and a wilderness observation and tracking book.
  7. Water. Make sure you have a canteen and get purification tablets to refill. I can’t stress water enough.
  8. Rain gear. This one is obvious.
  9. A fire kit. When you’re freezing in the woods you will not be able to rub two sticks together. Make sure all your matches and lighters are sealed in plastic. Bring kindling if you can. I have also included lighter fluid.
  10. Light. Bring an army style red lensed flashlight. The red light will not ruin your night vision (your natural night vision) so you will not be left in the dark when you have to turn it off.
  11. Medicine. Any important medication you may be on i.e. insulin, asthma medications.
  12. Radios. If there are others in your group you will want to be able to communicate with them if you get lost.
  13. Hand signals. If you have others in your group you will need to be able to communicate with them silently, make sure everyone in the group understands the hand signals.
  14. Navigational equipment. Bring a compass and maps of the surrounding area. Good maps include road maps, hiking maps, and topographical maps. MAKE SURE you know how to use a compass and read a map.
  15. Shelter. A tent if you can carry it, something that will keep you out of the wind and rain. If it’s too big to carry in your bag and run at the same time leave it behind. You will then have to improvise.
  16. A hand crank radio. You will want to keep updated on new reports and such.
  17. Batteries. Lots of batteries
  18. A watch
  19. Cooking equipment. This includes a pot of some sort, eating utensils, and something to cut wood with. I’d suggest a “Commando Saw” which is like barbed piano wire and will fit in your pocket.
  20. Fishing equipment. Maybe not a rod, but bring hooks, lots of line, and lures. LEARN TO FISH
  21. Knowledge. This is your absolute best weapon. Once you have chosen the place or area you will run to make sure you know it like the back of your hand. No doubt others have thought of the same location, it will be your knowledge of the area that makes your better. If there is a stream, know where it starts and where it goes. Know the hills, the mountains, the trails, the flora, fauna and climactic conditions year around.

To be honest it’s probably the most difficult challenge anyone can face. Because you’re starting a conflict from scratch inside the belly of the beast, you can’t fight for territory when you’ve only got a few guns against divisions of enemy troops equipped with automatic weapons, armor, air support, the pitiful acquiescence of a “people” who long ago gave up Liberty for the trap of existence in a childlike, cushy debt slavery. So the smart coup leaders that prosecute a martial law takeover will do it against a population that’s already been pacified in one way or another. Now with the gilding stripped off their chains they’re as frightened hostages willing to go along with ANYTHING the state orders, so long as they have some semblance of their former “lives”. Aside from some disgruntled vets, the American People, untrained in the military arts or even basic survival, have been pacified, or the coup would never have taken place.
It is simply fear of loss after being so coddled, so divorced as a culture from personal responsibility which can lead to anger, and then revenge. So the better way to pacify is to bring it on in an overwhelming torrent onto a population unprepared for it, unprepared for hardships. Take away their culture, their moral cores, and their connections to God. Ply them with diversions and trinkets. Condition them to find solace in material things, in distractions like spectator sports, movies and television. Keep them hypnotized by a junk culture while their means of sustenance, their jobs, are shipped overseas piecemeal, so they don’t wake up. Keep them hypnotized while their rights are legislated into impotence and irrelevance by the state’s enforcers. Keep them hypnotized by a junk culture, as even the know how of being able to survive outside the system, basics like growing food, repairing cars and equipment, marksmanship and so-on, is all but gone. And all the time tell them they’re free and prosperous. Eventually you’ll have a people much like modern America’s dumbed down materialistic debt slave. Such a people as ours, constantly fed lies about this corrupt system in the media, are ready for a fall now as I write this. All that’s needed is a plausible pretext, a cover story for them to accept.
People can be stubbornly stupid when it comes to misdirected hope. Many of these slaves will actually defend the system that has enslaved them. Such is the enemy’s genius at their social engineering. All those slavishly obeying the state in a martial law environment, for some forlorn hope that their lives will somehow go back to the false paradise of the late 20th century, will in effect be the enemy themselves. But you won’t be alone. The enemy’s genius is formidable, but not perfect. Quite frankly they’re overconfident, and even if they weren’t, they’re not God. They can’t see all, and they will make fatal mistakes. God will put stumbling blocks in their path to protect you. The question will be, are you wise enough to exploit those mistakes to help bring their downfall? With whole regions of the country infiltrated and secured, secret industry can develop. Light weapons can be constructed at first, but eventually heavy weapons could be designed and made, and distributed. Ammunition, food, fuel, medicine, all these can be manufactured on or made with basic machine tools and chemistry. The time will come, if the enemy still clings to their foolish hope of defeating the American People with the brainless thugs and sheeple that lick their boots, that entire territories can be openly liberated.
BUT LET’S NOT LET THIS SCENARIO PLAY OUT! Because a MARTIAL LAW will lead to CIVIL WAR, and national destruction, what I suggest is that it’s much better to organize right now! We still have a political process we can use if we learn how to use it effectively. We can together find small towns and take them over, like the Libertarian’s Free State Projects, only focused onto individual towns. Take them over, and spread out from there. We as Americans need a standing example of what a Free State is. Even some in the traitorous elite don’t want to see MARTIAL LAW because they recognize the exquisite control and enslavement the current American political system has over Americans, and want to keep their power. They can be used, and then abused.
Individually, if you have guns, bury spares of your fighting arms, or sell them privately to new Patriot recruits. This will get easier as deteriorating conditions bring the reality of our situation home, and the government’s conduct in New Orleans make personal preparation a priority. Buy lots of ammo, food, medicine, and reloading supplies. Get these at gun shows for CASH ONLY. Go to gun shows while they’re still legal! Find books on basic manufacturing processes. That is vital!
If you have EVER joined a gun group, bought guns and ammo with credit cards, checks, and/or signed registration forms and permits HIDE AND/OR SELL YOUR EXCESS GUNS TO MOTIVATED PATRIOTS! Start driving around: look for abandoned homes, businesses, and roads or trails that’ll get you to them. Caves, forest haunts, old barns, the nastiest trailer in that tired old trailer park. When you recruit, don’t let them put their names on any forms that could implicate them in the eyes of the government. Keep your profile low. Patriots will need infiltrators, safe houses, and spies. You can’t do that if you’re still running around openly displaying an “I’m the NRA” sticker or a Gadsden Flag. Sorry. Take your Recruits and:
*Toughen yourselves and them up. Strengthening exercises, Camping, survival courses, hand-to-hand combat courses. Even getting them to let their TV gather dust to do anything that will be of benefit. Demonstrations, projects, meetings, find places to hide out.
*Shooting, and lots of it! Practice paintball to teach tactics. Find a range of some sort for battle rifle practice. Air guns and required turning in of targets for their own practice-the airsoft guns are coming along as viable training tools and as soon as they perfect a paintball that’ll cycle through them you should splurge a couple hundred bucks and get some guns and paintballs. Group buy ammo, parts, food, knowledge, a legal fiction to acquire property not under your own name, nor any connection to you. Have your stashes in several small units throughout the area you figure you’re going to operate. The more the better, and, no one person should have knowledge of where all the caches are. A cache should have ammo for the standard weapon/caliber your group should standardize on. I recommend a military pattern rifle in 7.62NATO, along with spare parts because they’ll break down with all the shooting and abuse you’re going to heap on them. Have enough ammo to refill all your carry magazines for a mission. Also, stockpile nonperishable food. You should have lots of calories, carbs, protein, and medical supplies.
You won’t get a lot of recruits. The enemy’s cultural weapons are pretty damn powerful, and their mind control of Americans is exquisite, but not foolproof! On occasion an event will occur that will defy their spin control and B.S., like the live coverage of Hurricane Katrina and their criminal abandonment of a city so people would be screaming for FEMA/Big Brother to save them. All so gangsters wanting a “Las Vegas on the Gulf” can buy property cheaply. Point out the criminal abandonment of the government to their People. Katrina opened a lot of eyes, and not all of them are going to be shut again by the system’s lies. Take your opportunities as they come. I have a plan of peaceful political action that can be used, so here’s a excerpt of my essay, “Message to Mr. and Mrs. America” at my blog Taking back the government-peacefully!
This is the preferable manner of reclaiming our Freedom. To be effective, one must have an understanding of America’s political system as it relates to our cause. We have a president, a vice-president and their agents, a congress, a federal judicial system, and the duplication of this political layout among the states. Beyond that you have the many thousands of county and local governments. So what will work? Take over the presidency? It’s long been proven that unless you have the blessings of the two official parties of this nation, you cannot seriously run for president. Even the president can only do so much because America’s system of government is extremely compartmentalized, so that unless you have a common ideology and party mechanism guiding and controlling the various components, it’s impossible for one man to dictate policy. All a president could do is use the office as a bully pulpit and wake people up. But he would absolutely have to watch his back. Remember JFK?
Congress is made up of 540 members, 100 senators and the rest in the House of Representatives. All are elected in staggered election cycles so it would take approximately a decade of successful nationwide campaigning to create a majority party. Yes, congress writes the laws and taking it back is essential in our struggle, but even factoring out the two official parties and their political machines the structure of this body demands a massive political machine of our own. Massive organizations that have a hierarchical structure have been penetrated, subverted and corrupted by our enemies since the beginning of time. It’s a process that to them is a natural as breathing. Then there’s all the fundraising that would be needed, and we’re not rich. The only ones with money in America are the same pack of vampires who’ve been sucking us dry. So a singular, national organization will not be successful. Independent and rogue candidates however do have some success. Tom Tancredo of Colorado and Ron Paul of Texas are some of the successes. Most candidates are attorneys who’ve long ago prostituted themselves. They whore themselves to the political machine that will take them where they want to go. All they want is power, and in exchange they have legislated the monstrosity American government has become. The democrats and republicans, their bosses for all practical purposes appoint these elitists their congressional seats, and they’re prepared to spend whatever cash it takes to retain that seat. Vote fraud of course is part of their arsenal.
It’s likely there are no rich left in these times who would willingly sacrifice their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. They’re either sold out or scared. So any candidates for congress will have to be raised and funded by us. That means we have to do it in a grass roots manner. We have to build not one political machine, but an army of political machines that are independent of one another, yet cooperative. This form of political resistance lends itself naturally to our groups. It will go like this: The group helps other groups form. They in turn during the next local election cycle turn out and get the candidates they choose elected in town and county governments. Much of the oppressive laws plaguing us are drafted and enforced locally. Taking over local governments will not only give the freedom groups relief from local law enforcement harassment, it will give us the tools to revoke and repeal such things as:
*Property taxes that allow the government to seize that home you’re working a lifetime to pay for if you miss one “rent” installment. Those in power whine that property taxes are for the schools and the children, isn’t that what their gambling rackets known as the lotto are for? And they’re willing to make you and yours homeless for the children. All those damned zoning restrictions, regulations, speed trap traffic laws designed to churn up “tax” revenue, laws criminalizing all sorts of things and actions that bother nobody. Think of any local ordinance that seems to have been drafted by a neurotic control freak, the list would be endless! Un-Constitutional, pro criminal gun control legislation would just be the beginning.  A big part of their program’s disarming us so that we’re helpless and have to rely on them exclusively for protection, establishing dependence. Not that the cops are legally obligated to your personal protection of course.
*Anything that pledges cooperation with state and federal authorities, at least until we take our nation back! When we take back a local government and bring that jurisdiction back into line with the classic tenants of American government, it will be a beacon of light, an example of successful peaceful resistance. It will immediately inspire and launch similar efforts in neighboring communities. Each composed of small, decentralized groups working together on the big problem, so that one day they can afford to bicker on the small stuff-that the Libertarians, Constitutionalists, Christian Patriots and Conservatives currently do. So together, with control of enough cities and townships, the combined efforts of those groups can take over counties. With control of enough counties, an entire state can be taken over by our groups. Why take that next step? The list of things we can do when we take back our local governments is vast, but then there would be the call to centralize governmental control with state and federal authorities. So when this begins we must be as aggressive as possible-being examples to others, advising, and most importantly WE MUST NOT FIGHT AMONGST OURSELVES OVER THINGS WE CAN DEBATE AFTER WE RETAKE OUR LAND! Our enemies will exploit backbiting; it will be our biggest downfall.
And if we can take the nation back, there are many things we must do immediately, as soon as we can take back control of America’s destiny. (1) Secure our borders from any further infiltration. Whatever that takes, whatever manpower is available, we must find a way to seal up thousands of miles of hinterland border, and many thousands of miles more of coastline. This will take bringing our troops and ships home, and in effect end America’s era of being used as a tool of global elitists. At the same time, a heightened state of alert must be maintained if another power were to take advantage of our transitional phase and attempt some economic or military adventure against our interests. America will be painfully contracting from it’s global economic empire as we attempt to revive a self-sufficient free republic and the last thing we’ll need is for Muslims seeking revenge against America, or China rolling the dice on a military adventure against us.
(2) Impose a flexible series of tariffs so that no matter where on Earth a imported good is made, it’s cost after going through customs is just a few percent more than one made in America, with all the taxes still imposed. Law must implement this for I’d calculate twenty years; because this is the minimum time required to rebuild America’s manufacturing economy. The rest of the world’s just going to have to learn to live economically without the American consumer, and the American consumer is going to have to learn basic economics. It will be a horrifically shocking adjustment, and lead to an economic collapse-of the megacorporations. It’s the bitterest medicine, but America and Americans have become almost terminally sick with the current system imposed upon us and those that don’t immediately take steps to save themselves will need some hard lessons quick to bring them back to reality.
AND WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO? The Most important thing you can do is Pray. Don’t do it in some new-world-order mega-church and tithe to some blow-dried huckster. Do it like Jesus taught. Find a quiet place, quiet your mind, and open your heart. God WILL talk to you, and convey some insight. If you can’t listen, it’s because you’re out of practice listening, so practice. Eventually God will talk to you, and it’s in your best interest to listen! God wants to help you! He isn’t looking to burn you for eternity for your petty imperfections. He’s looking to liberate His People, all of us. He won’t liberate a people if they’re dead from living the way the world has brainwashed them to live. God doesn’t want his people to sit around like couch potatoes, waiting to be saved from the Last Days scenario that is happening all around us. He wants you to put what gifts he has given you to good use, and then He will protect you from whatever is beyond your control.
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Everyday food storage is an important topic! The more people who prep, the safer we all are, which is why we’re giving away information for free.
Looking for a magic list of grocery store survival food? Wondering what are the best canned foods for prepping? Take stock of the 37 most important shelf-stable goods to buy from the grocery store while they are still available.  Here’s the emergency preparedness information you need — a free guide:
Prepper’s list of 37 Foods To Hoard Before Crisis
This is the best of prepper food lists (survival stockpiling of shelf-stable foods):
#1: Distilled water and seltzer water.
Water isn’t a food to hoard, but you certainly can’t live without it, which is why water is #1 on the list. Distilled water is the most pure form of water. Get water now and make plans to get more water. Consider adding canned seltzer water to your pantry as well. Canned seltzer water lasts indefinitely, adds a fizzy pep to your water supply and even helps relieve constipation! Avoid seltzer if you have acid reflex.

  • Want to know the #1 food to hoard? Skip to #6.

#2: Canned liquids.
It’s important to stock up on canned foods with high liquid content. Two excellent (and often overlooked) examples are canned pineapple juice and vegetable juice available on the bottom shelves of your grocery store. These foods will provide nutrition and hydration simultaneously. Look also for evaporated milk, condensed milk, and canned coconut milk. Coconut milk will help you cook rice faster! Stewed tomatoes, and vegetable, beef or chicken stock can also help you cook rice without depleting your drinking water. It’s also a great excuse to stock up on canned beer, which you can use to cook!
#3: Dehydrated (powdered) milk.
Milk does a body good (or so say the commercials). Indeed milk is a versatile food well worth stockpiling if you don’t have a cow or a goat. Bob’s Red Mill dehydrated milk lasts, pictured right, up to two years, and is an excellent natural creamer for coffee. Skip the non-dairy creamers made of hydrogenated oils and use powdered milk instead.
#4: Hard cheeses encased in wax.
Waxed hard cheeses are not so easy to find, but they are available. Parmesan, swiss, sharp cheddar or Gouda encased in wax is a very “Gouda” thing to find! Wax prevents cheese from growing mold and bacteria, and it also keeps moisture in your cheese, so it can store for a very long time without refrigeration. Parmesan is a hard cheese, and in the powder form has a four month expiration date, but encased in wax it can last up to 25 years! Consider buying cheese wax and even a basic hard cheese kit to make your own delicious cheeses. Wax will keep hard cheeses moist during the aging process, and also prevent unwanted mold growth on your aging cheeses.
#5: Protein bars and protein drinks (Whey Powder or protein concentrate).
You know that Little Miss Muffet ate her curds and whey, and so should you. In cheese making, curds are the thick part of the milk that’s separated from the liquid when the milk turns sour. Whey is the watery part that’s cloudy and yellowish. Whey is highly nutritious! Bob’s Red Mill offers an all natural whey protein concentrate. Whey contains a high quality complete protein containing all of the essential amino acids required by the body for strength and muscle development. It is a great way of increasing protein intake without adding excessive carbohydrates and fat. It dissolves instantly so it ‘s great for making high protein shakes and smoothies. In survival times, mix it with dehydrated milk for an extra frothy and satisfying nutrient! So while this isn’t the first thing that will fly off the shelves in the event of a crisis, it’s one Happy Preppers
should have on their list.

#6: Canned & dehydrated meats.
What’s the #1 food to hoard? Well, the best prepper protein source is meat. Go for the jerky! If you had to stockpile just one kind of food you’d want to stockpile meat in cans. Go ahead and Tune-in to the tuna. Stack up on the Dak! Why? Because meats provide humans with around 90% of sustenance needed to survive; and 90% of plants are deadly to humans. Man must eat meat! When possible, look for grass-fed meats, like Yoder’s brand. Canned salmon, canned sardines, canned mackerel and canned tuna are rich in necessary Omega 3 oils. Stock your refrigerator with meats too. Smoked salmon, sausages and hot dogs can last a long time in your refrigerator. Store organic hot dogs and sausages, such as Applegate Farms Uncured Beef Hot Dogs, which are made from organic, grass-fed beef. Consume them first in a power failure.
#7: Coffee, tea, Ovaltine, Tang and bouillon.
Coffee for survival purposes provides the primary benefit of increased mental alertness, but as a morale boost it’s good too. Tea for survival is important too, and has been around for 5,000+ years for a reason! Water quality of our ancestors wasn’t very good, so tea helped it taste better and boiling water killed bacteria. In an emergency situation, tea can help you hydrate quickly when you can’t wait for the boiled water to cool. Caffeinated teas provide a burst of additional energy; while other teas can provide a calming and soothing effect, which you may need. Additionally, many kinds of tea have anti-cancer properties (polyphenols), and reduce the risk of blood clotting and even lowers cholesterol levels. Consider adding echinacea, peppermint and chamomile teas to help combat the common cold, naturally, too!  Tang is a prepper classic to enhance the water supply. Bouillon cubes are compressed stock. This salty essential will help you flavor soups, rices, ramen style noodles and  gravies. Even if you don’t use coffee, tea or bouillon in your regular diet, consider securing them for your Prepper’s pantry for bartering!
#8: Oils.
You can’t cook much without oil! Buy oil small containers and look for the word “virgin” which means that they are the first press and have the most nutritive value.  Olive oil is an ideal oil, but can quickly go rancid, thought it may have a shelf life up to two years. Shortening usually has trans fats, so consider coconut oil as cooking lard to  replace Crisco or other vegetable shortening, which is made of dangerous trans fats. Coconut oil is very heat stable, and because it’s low to oxidize, it means that it won’t go rancid as quickly as other oils. It can last up to two years, and it provides fast energy.
Ghee, here’s something to consider:

  • Ghee. Ghee is butter that’s been melted and simmered down until all the water has evaporated and the milk solids have settled at the bottom. It has a long shelf life.

  • Butter. Pure Creamery Butter, pictured right, comes in a can and lasts three years.

  • Organic shortening is a good alternative to hydrogenated Crisco. It lasts indefinitely.

  • Lard. Surprisingly, new studies show lard is a healthful cooking fat! It’s versatile too.

  • Other oils. If possible, look for a NON-GMO corn oil, as 86% of corn has been genetically modified. Whatever oil you buy, be sure to buy them in small containers as the minute you open, they oxidate and begin deteriorating quickly. Avoid anything made with Soybean oil as 90% of soybean products are genetically modified or cross-contaminated. Here’s how to make your own oils.

# 9: Whole wheat flour.
Wheat is a basic food product that’s chock full of fiber, protein, vitamins and even minerals, like selenium.  If you stock white flour in your daily pantry, be sure to stock wheat flour in your Prepper’s pantry because it has more nutritive value when it has the whole grain (bran, germ and endosperm). White flour has only the endosperm.
Thankfully, “There is not currently, nor has there ever been, any genetically engineered wheat on the market,” according to the
Non-GMO project, so stock up!
You may also need flour for thickening gravies, or coat and fry, such things as freshly caught fish. If you have whole wheat flour, you won’t have to stock genetically modified corn starch, which is also used for thickening.
Wheat flour because it comes wrapped in plastic, rather than a paper bag which is more susceptible to pest invasions. Ultimately, you should store whole wheat flour in your every day pantry. Your long term pantry should include whole grain wheat and you should have a grain mill.
#10: Cereals  Shredded Wheat, corn or rice.
Stockpile whatever cereals your family eats oat, corn, rice, or wheat-based. We recommend Shredded wheat! The first edition of the Boy Scout Manual in 1911 highlights the best food for Boy Scouts is Shredded Wheat, “because it has all the muscle-building material in the whole wheat grain prepared in a digestible form, supplying all the strength needed for work or play.” If refrigeration isn’t an issue, pack wheat germ, which has high levels of fiber and vitamin E to boost your immune systems. Wheat germ is the center of the seed. Packed with protein and fiber, wheat
germ also has folate, magnesium, zinc, manganese, selenium and vitamin E. It’s considered “nutrition in a crunch.” It’s not really a meal, but one you can add to your hot cereal.

#11: Potato flour.
Consider adding potato flour to your Prepper’s Pantry. Potato flour is wonderful, gluten-free addition to your Prepper’s Pantry to make breads, pancakes and waffles, and potato soups. It’s also wonderful as a thickening agent, so you can avoid GMO cornstarch. Don’t confuse it with potato starch, because potato flour is the entire potato (skin and all) dehydrated.
#12: Corn as a grain (dried).
Corn as a grain is an essential prepper food and there are many kinds of dried corn.
Popcorn is a grain that can be ground into flour! Spanish for “dough,” masa is the flour of finely ground maize, hominy or corn. It’s basically been dried, cooked, ground, soaked in lime and then dried again. It reconstitutes easily with warm water and salt to make corn tortillas. You can also use Masa harina to make the dough for empanadas, papusas and tamales. Look for organic brands, which will ensure you’re not getting a dangerous genetically modified food products. While Masa Harina is a finely ground meal, corn grits is more versatile, hearty and nutritious basic food.
Nothing satisfies like the savory experience of Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free corn grits (also called polenta). For breakfast, you will love it with milk and honey. Grits left in a pot to cool become polenta. In this way, you can serve it for dinner with butter, cheese, marinara or gravy.  You can also purchase alkali-treated corn (actually dried maize kernels) known as hominy, which is largely popular in Southern and Mexican cuisine. Popular in the South, you can also find this product out West if you look for it in cans in the Mexican food isles. Hominy is high in calcium content.

#13: Corn as a vegetable.
Corn as a vegetable is also an important pantry essential. (Corn is both a grain and a vegetable: the only difference is that as a grain it’s dried before harvesting.) Buy organic corn in cans to help ensure it’s not genetically modified as most corn is GMO. In stores, look for the “Non-GMO project verified” label to avoid buying genetically modified corn. Steer clear of GMO corn products by purchasing organic (shockingly, 86% of the world’s corn is GMO).
#14: Oats and Oatmeal.
A favorite of American pioneers, oatmeal is a food low in saturated fat, and it’s also a good source of fiber, which is especially important during survival times. You’ll need to store adequate water as making the porridge requires 4 cups of water for every one cup of oatmeal. A tip for preparing is to soak the oatmeal over night, so that it takes just 9-12 minutes to boil (instead of a half an hour). Look for John McCann’s steel cut oatmeal in a can, which are 100% whole grain and natural Irish oats. Stock up on emergency buckets of rolled oats and quick oats today, and learn more about why oats are an important part of your food storage.
Living without power, cars, electronics or running water may seem like a nightmare scenario but to pioneers it was just the way life was. Having the skills to survive without modern conveniences is not only smart in case SHTF, it’s also great for the environment. Keep in mind that the key to a successful homestead does not only lie on being able to grow your own food but on other skills as well. Learning these skills will take time, patience and perseverance, and not all of these skills are applicable to certain situations. Hopefully, though, you managed to pick up some great ideas that will inspire you and get you started! Just like our forefathers used to do,  The Lost Ways Book teaches you how you can survive in the worst-case scenario with the minimum resources available.It comes as a step-by-step guide accompanied by pictures and teaches you how to use basic ingredients to make super-food for your loved ones.

#15:  Bread crumbs and stuffings.
Bread crumbs are a satisfying addition to casseroles, and can also help you make salmon and crab cakes with the cans in your Prepper’s food storage. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to find Bread crumbs sealed in plastic for freshness. Usually, they are boxed in waxed paper. Stuffing is a natural accompaniment to your mashed potatoes and will mix nicely with spices and dehydrated onions. Try also, bread in a can, and pumpernickel. Learn to like Pumpernickel and make it part of your everyday diet! This amazing whole grain rye bread (enjoyed by Germans and Scandinavians with cheeses, pates and meats), packs a mighty punch of fiber and has a three or four month shelf life! You can make a satisfying meal with even one slice of bread. In the beginning of a food crises situation, you will find yourself feeling full from this nutritious bread. So pack some pate and store Pumpernickel regularly. (You’ll feel regular too.)
#16: Shelf stable, ready to eat meals.
There are two kinds of shelf-stable, ready to eat meals to include: the kind you eat, and the kind you don’t. Soup is good food and can provide a hearty meal with crackers. In uncertain times, you can take comfort in having several shelf-stable, ready to eat meals on hand, which require no cooking. Go Picnic is one of them.
#17: Crackers.
While crackers have little nutritive value, they do provide a sense of normalcy to a survival situation and will be a worthy an satisfying accompaniment to soups and tuna salad, and peanut butter stashes in the Prepper’s Pantry. You may find some surprising nutritive benefits such as niacin and iron in flaky flavorful crackers. In your long term food storage you’ll need to buy some pilot crackers in a #10 can.
#18: Potato Flakes and au gratin potatoes.
If you can find a shelf-stable variety of au gratin or scalloped potatoes that don’t have hydrogenated oils, then go for it.  Left is Edward and Sons. Unfortunately, most au gratin potatoes have them (so skip Wegmann’s, Betty Crocker and Idahoan until they stop including hydrogenated oils in their manufacture). Look for au gratin potatoes at organic based food market, like Whole Foods. There are plenty of more reasons why you should make potatoes part of your long-term food storage plan.
#19: Rice.
Sure, jasmine rice is cheap food, and worth storing but you can also store a variety of rice to keep your family interested. Try basmati rice, Italian arborio rice, short grain Asian rice, wild rice, and brown rice too! Brown rice is a healthy option, but requires more cooking time, which could deplete your cooking resources. Consider instant rice for this reason alone, though it’s not as healthy as other rice options.
#20 Pastas.
Dried pasta has little to no fat or moisture content, so it resists spoilage. Among the most filling and inexpensive foods, store a variety of pastas in addition to your spaghetti and macaroni noodles including: egg noodles, gnocchi (made with potatoes), dried tortellini (filled with hard cheese), orzo (rice shaped pasta), couscous (wheat-based pasta) and the other variety of shaped Italian pasta such as lasagna, linguine, rotelle, rotini, rigatoni, orecchiette, penne, mastoccilli etc. Remember Asian pastas too! There are healthier options to the inexpensive ramen style noodles. Try soba (made from buckwheat), rice noodles, udon (wheat flour), bean curd noodles, and chow main noodles (fried noodles made of egg and wheat). Right, you can make a meal of Annie’s cheeseburger macaroni meal starter and Keystone Ground beef.
#21 Raisins, dried fruits and fruit strips.
Just a handful of raisins will provide a full serving of fruit. Raisins have protein, fiber, iron, and Vitamin C. Raisins are loaded with antioxidants and potassium, too. Use them in your Prepper’s pantry to enhance the flavor of rice for dinner and cereals for breakfasts. Remember, raisins are a dried fruit and not a dehydrated food. There is a difference in how you store each.  Organic raisins are the best choice so you can avoid toxic  pesticides of commercial farming. Newmans Own is an excellent choice. These raisins are packed with juicy flavor and a pleasing texture, and are available by the six pack in 15-oz cans for your prepper’s pantry and delivered to your door. Enhance your supply with dried apricots, dates, cranberries, mangos and whatever your family enjoys. Skip the fruit rollups, which are ladened with unwanted high-fructose corn syrups. Instead, look for Simply Fruit twists and high fiber dried fruit strips available in a variety of flavors, such as cherry, grape, and apricot. The more variety, the better for your family to fight boredom in diet and to get the essential nutrients they each provide
#22. Jams and jellies.
Jams and jellies are a canning favorite from blackberry jams, strawberry jams, raspberry jams, grape jellies and also apple butters, your pantry can easily have a variety of fruit spreads to sweeten life.
#23. Canned fruits.
Most people stock up on canned veggies, but really it’s the fruit they should concentrate on because fruits contain twice as much calories per pound as veggies. A fruit cocktail will give you about 300-400 calories per pound. Peaches, packed in light syrup offer a tremendous calorie boost to the survival diet. The liquids also provide a valuable source of hydration, so don’t can the juice in the cans! Look for citrus varieties, such as pineapple and mandarin oranges, to give the essential vitamin C.
Applesauce too can be a wonderful accompaniment to cereals, and can also serve as a dessert. Canned pumpkin puree will also provide a heavy dose of Vitamin A and you can make a simple soup by adding bouillon and spices, such as garlic.

#24 Canned veggies.
When it comes to veggies, preppers need to think beyond green beans! Unfortunately, green beans do not pack many calories. If you’re looking for the ideal veggies to stash, then think about canned root vegetables, like sweet potatoes and yams. Sweet potatoes are high in Vitamin A, plus they’re filling. Add a variety with canned sauerkraut, cabbage and beets, too. If you eat them, carrots, peas and potatoes provide the fixing for a nice stew. Canned olives, asparagus and artichoke hearts will help you make easy pasta dishes. Dried veggies, right are available online.
Skip the canned corn (it’s likely GMO).

#25: Beans and legumes.
Stock up on beans — all kinds of dried beans and canned beans, (including refried beans). The more variety of beans you store, the better as it provides energy and fiber. Beans pack around 1250 calories per pound. Best of all, you can sprout beans — it as little as five days you can sprout crunchy, fresh phytonutrients for your family from dried beans, peas, and lentils. (See the sprouter, immediate right.) Peanuts aren’t really nuts (they’re beans, but stock up on those too because they add protein).
#26: Nuts, seeds and nut-butters.
While it’s true that nuts can go rancid quickly, nuts are an excellent source of energy, so stock up on them in your Prepper’s pantry (provided there are no allergies in your family)! Raw almonds, walnuts and cashews are excellent choices, pistachio’s too. Mixed roasted nuts will also provide varieties, such as hazelnuts, pecans and Brazil nuts. Nuts are obviously allergens, so avoid giving them to children under 5. Think also canned chestnuts, which are a great source of fiber and found in the Asian section of your supermarket. (They’re also an excellent source of potassium, magnesium, iron and vitamin C.) The healthiest nuts and seeds are in bags, rather than oil filled cans and jars. Think sunflower seeds and alfalfa seeds too! Yes, you already knew to stock peanut butter, but did you know that peanut butter is really a bean butter? Look for peanut butters that are simply peanuts, oil and salt (yes, the kind with oils at the top, which are the natural peanut butters). Skip the peanut butters that have sugars in them or worse yet, those with hydrogenated oils in them. Know that “trans fat free” doesn’t mean that they are free from trans fats, it could mean that there is less than. 05 grams of trans fat per serving.
#27 Honey.
Even if you don’t use honey, buy some honey, honey! Not only will honey last forever, but you’ll use honey in survival times to flavor boring oatmeals and other breakfast grains, as well as teas. Honey eases sore throats, and more importantly, if you don’t have any topical antibiotics, you can use honey as a paste to put on wounds. There are medicinal and other reasons to stock honey in your preps: here are nine reasons to stock honey, honey! When you learn how to bake breads, you’ll realize that many 329 recipes call for honey. So, honey, what are you waiting for?
#28 Iodized salt.
Look to history and you’ll find salt was an important commodity. Salt can kill bacteria! Salt contains chloride and sodium ions, and all living things need these components in small quantities. Not all salt is the same! Humans need iodized salt to avoid thyroid gland problems and goiter and to help regulate fluid balance in the body, but more importantly we need salt to preserve food. How does salt help preserve food? Salt inhibits growth of germs in a process of osmosis where the salt pushes water out of the microbial cells. Best of all, salt lasts for ever. You can salt everything from salad greens the way the Roman’s did to curing meats and preserving other kinds food. Indeed, salt is very useful to Preppers.
#29 Sugars and Molasses.
You’ll need granulated sugar, brown sugar and powdered sugar. We also suggest buying sugar in the raw. Skip the beet and go for the cane, baby! Skip also the sugars that you can buy in boxes and paper bags. Buy your sugars wrapped in plastic, because this helps protect  it from insects. As a second step you can buy sugars in cans or place your own sugar purchase into mylar bags and sealed food-grade plastic buckets sealed with a gamma lid. Look also for sugar in the raw packets. One final note of caution with spices: if you regularly eat curry or other spicy foods then it’s fine to include them in your Prepper’s diet; however, you may well find yourself with a “ring of fire” otherwise. We therefore suggest you cautiously pack
#30: Spices and herbs.
Survival spices to consider might include saffron will sure make that boring old rice more tasty, and chili to add flavor to all those beans you’re storing. Buy more of the spices already in your cupboard. Some good basics include dill, red pepper, cumin, rosemary, oregano, dried mustard, and ginger in addition to the saffron and chili. Skip the strong spices curry! While it tastes wonderful, they may also attract human predators. If you’re stocking beans make sure to get pinto bean seasoning, right, to enhance the flavor of your preps.
#31: Condiments.
Your favorite condiments will go a long way towards making foods taste better in uncertain times. Buy pickle relish and small cans of mayonnaise for your tuna salad on crackers (because once you open the mayo, it will quickly go bad). If possible look for a mayo that’s not made with from deadly soybeans (90% of which are GMO). A variety of mustards can also help spice up your foods. Buy ketchup without deadly high- fructose corn syrup, and keep it in a brown paper bag and store in a dark place so that it will preserve as long as possible. Tabasco sauce, too can help add flavor to otherwise bland foods. Think also of canned gravy as a condiment! Gravies will surely add some flavoring to your potatoes and stuffing. Look for NON-GMO soy sauce for all that rice. Stock vinegars (balsamic, cider and rice whine). Think also in terms of Worcestershire sauce, barbecue sauce and to enhance your stews and soups and to help you make gravies. And on the sweet side, consider stocking maple syrup, vanilla and almond extracts, plus cocoa powder and chocolate syrups.
#32: Chocolates.
Chocolate chips store relatively well. Remember also, baking chocolate! Not only does chocolate pack loads of antioxidants, but it’s a morale booster that could prove essential. What’s more the fiber will fill you up. Pack high quality dark chocolate, like Dove bars, in your Prepper’s Pantry. If you look closely at the ingredients, of other chocolates, like Hershey’s Kisses, you’ll find an unwanted ingredient: hydrogenated oils. Those do not belong in your chocolate, even during survival times! Besides, chocolate has been known to boost heart health.

  • Chocolate may help fight urinary tract infections. So be sure to keep chocolate
    chips to your food storage! Add chocolate chips to pancakes, muffins, breads,
    and more to delight kids and help keep the normalcy as best you can in a
    disaster situation. Read about morale boosting foods.

#33: Vitamins.
Keeping at peek vitality is crucial during episodes of stress. While multi-vitamins are a great idea, be sure to pack a Calcium with Vitamin D fortified vitamin, as this combination may help your body fight infections. Also, look for magnesium; As an essential stress supplement, magnesium prevents the damage caused by excess adrenaline. Vitamins and pills do not help a prepper pull weight, but vitamins do help the body use food. Only after eating actual food can a prepper pull more weight or work harder. So in short, the answer is not pills, but good food in plenty of variety is the key! The best option is to have the vitamins in the food. For kids, stock Calcium gummy Bears, right, to help fight infections and stay healthy.
#34: Food bars.
We already mentioned protein bars, but there are other kinds of food bars, including nut bars, pictured left and pemmican bars, pictured right. Ideal for a bug out bag, food bars are compact nutrition and should be part of your everyday food storage. Sure, some food bars are a sort of cross between chocolate candy bars and vitamins, others more of a granola, but they are often high in protein. Food bars can provide a satisfaction for a morning meal or an addition to your other rations. Look for coconut bars too! Another food bar that often goes under the radar with Prepper’s (but shouldn’t) is Pemmican, pictured right, which contains complete protein and gives energy. Free of isolates, fructose, sugar and cholesterol, Pemmican is a concentrated food bar that offers quick energy.
#35: Vodka.
You can cook with vodka, drink it or barter it. What’s more, vodka has a some medicinal value. Use vodka as a mouthwash or help numb the pain of a tooth ache. Apply vodka dabs to cold sores to dry them out, as an anesthetic for blisters, or to ease poison ivy and as a skin repellent to shoo flies and mosquitoes. Have stinky feet? Wipe the smell clean with vodka. Try vodka too for cleaning the lenses of eyeglasses. Who knew vodka would be such a versatile pantry item? It’s also on the prepper list of morale boosting foods.
#36: Dry yeast.
Unfortunately, yeast has a very short shelf life, but it’s still well worth having on hand. Dry yeast is an essential leavening agent in baking bread, and has a longer shelf life than compressed yeast, but still after several months it loses potency. It’s purpose is to convert the ferment able sugars of dough into carbon dioxide and ethanol. Look for Fleishmann’s Active Dry Yeast, which is the original active dry yeast, relatively stable and valued for its consistent performance since 1945. It’s one of the most essential ingredients to use in your pantry immediately following a survival situation.
#37: Baking soda and baking powder (leavening agents).
Both baking soda and baking powder are leavening agents, which means they produce carbon dioxide to help food rise.

  • Baking soda: Pure sodium bicarbonate, when you combine baking soda with honey or an acidic ingredient like buttermilk or yogurt, you’ll get a chemical reaction of carbon dioxide bubbles. This causes baked goods to rise. Look for aluminum free baking soda (a good choice is Bob’s Red Mill, which is extracted in an all natural process without chemicals. Baking soda can last two years. Learn why you should store baking soda in your preps.


  • Baking powder: Baking powder has sodium bicarbonate as an ingredient, along with an acidifying agent (cream of tartar for example) and drying agent (such as starch). Baking powder lasts around a year and half.

Sure, we listed 37 essential food items for your
Prepper’s Pantry, but the list could easily continue on non-food related essentials. For example, extra can openers, firewood, charcoal, lighter fuel, candles, paper plates, plastic utensils and disposable cups. Finally, remember the tampons! Any real survival man will tell you that a fluffed up unused tampon is a good emergency tinder source to have around, so come on baby, light my fire!
But while we’re still on the topic of essential foods to stock, consider this: if you’re lucky enough to have a root cellar, then you can stock fresh apples, potatoes, onions and garlic to last you several months, but remember, never store them in plastic bags or in the refrigerator. They must be stored in a cool dark, and well ventilated space, and away from pests, which is not easy to do.
Finally, know that it’s okay to stock up on junk food. Did you know that Cheetos and Pringles can get a fire going? The content of much of the processed foods you buy has the perfect combination of air and fats to make fire. Who knew that your everyday food storage of junk foods would come in so handy in a disaster?
So there you have it: the 37 essential food items to stock. Now you are that much more prepared.


The Business Cycle Wins Again - Fri 29 Apr 2016, 3:18 pm

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Reuters reported:

COMMENT #1: you’ve been right on
COMMENT #2: Marty, your ECM is amazing. What is more amazing is how mainstream press is desperate to ignore your accomplishments.
COMMENT #3: Clearly, you have demonstrated time and time again that your ECM is the only way to accurately forecast the economy. Keep up the good work.
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Topics tagged under 2 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 7 SheepREPLY: The biggest problem is that we are fighting Marxism. Government wants to assume the power to herd you like sheep. The Economic Confidence Model (ECM) proves that they cannot alter society. The business cycle has defeated everyone from politicians to investors and goldbugs. No matter what you show these people, they either ignore or demonize it because they refuse to accept failure. They are incapable of altering their biases.
The business cycle will always win for only fools ignore it. Here we have Hillary promising the same textbook-Marxist policies to increase spending and raise taxes on the rich while hunting everyone (besides the bankers) for money for taxes. Ronald Reagan’s “trickle-down” economics, which the Clintons bash, produced a real 3.5% GDP growth during his administration. Barack Obama will probably come in at 1.5% GDP growth rate. No matter what you show these people, they do not get it because they do not want to. They cannot run for office without promising more failed political formulas. They cannot depart from that mantra, and as such, we are moving in a profound economic decline that will not end well.

The Criminals Who Support Hillary Clinton - Sun 24 Apr 2016, 6:41 pm

The Criminals Who Support Hillary Clinton

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Would that be for President or for President?
In the aftermath of Benghazi combined with Aaron Klein’s revelations that some of the illegal Clinton emails were transmitting his location prior to his death, should we not question the wisdom of anyone who would support Clinton’s run for the Presidency? And when we look all of the other criminal activities by this sociopath, shouldn’t we question the sanity and character of anyone who would support Clinton in this critical time in the history country?
The following is a partial list of Clinton supporters and this small, but representative sample size of Clinton supporters should make America realize that stopping her run for the Presidency is as important, if not more so, than it is to get Donald Trump elected.
So, just who supports Hillary?

#1 The Criminal Federal Reserve Supports Hillary Clinton

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Lael Brainard, hoping the public would not notice the overt support the Federal Reserve has put behind Hillary Clinton through Brainard’s patronage.
Despite the fact that the Federal Reserve state  that all of their decisions are free from political influences, Hillary Clinton has been the recipient of several donations from a well-known and top Federal Reserve official.
For nine years, at a time when Lael Brainard was at the Brookings Institution, she has made donations to Hillary. Moving forward to 2014, after serving as a senior official at the US Treasury Department, Brainard was appointed to the Washington-based Federal Reserve’s board of governors, yet Brainard continued her support despite the overt policy of the Federal Reserve Board to remain aloof from politics.

#2 Virginia Governor, Terry McAuliffe and his Merry Band of 200,000 ex-cons Support Hillary

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Gov. Mcauliffe has delivered 200, 000 ex-con voters in the swing state of Virginia.
Virginia Governor, Terry McAuliffe (D), who, according to The Washington Post is reporting that on April 22, 2016, signed an executive order enabling more than 200,000 ex-cons who have completed their sentences and have been released from supervised probation or parole, to register to vote in the upcoming presidential election.
McAuliffe has previously reinstated 18,000 nonviolent felons who have previously  had their voting rights terminated. Now, McAuliffe’s latest executive order reinstates voting rights to all violent felonsThe reinstated rights even apply to felons convicted in another state prior to moving to Virginia.
McAuliffe’s Executive Order is clearly intended to benefit Democrats and Hillary Clinton. The strongest demographic supporting Clinton are African Americans. In Virginia, 25% of African Americans have been permanently banned from voting because they’re convicted felons.
To leave no doubt as to the motivation behind this Executive Order, McAuliffe is a close and personal friend of Hillary. McAuliffe recently raised $2 million at their McLean home for the Clinton Foundation.

#3 Gilbert Chagoury, the Front Man for Boko Haram

Some information needs no elaboration. Consider the two following tweets in order to accurately assess the content of the character of the man who donated $5 million to the Clinton campaign.

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@ArcticFox2016 Call Hillary, Gilbert Chagoury, the front man for Boko Haram, donated $ 5 million to The Clinton Fund!
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#4 Vladimir Putin and the Russian Government/Military

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An intimate moment between two major partners, Putin and Clinton, in the transfer of nuclear material between two hostile countries.
Go to the youtube channel owned by dutchsinse. He makes a very compelling case that several ranches, not just Bundy’s and Hammond’s have been under assault in order to procure precious metals. In the following youtube video, dutchsinse asks the following question:“Let’s just call it what it is. Human greed is at stake here. Who is going to get the gold back there in the back country? Who is going to get the uranium?”
One of the big problems in America today is that “public servants” like Hillary Clinton actually represent a foreign enemy masquerading as a domestic public servant.
I will go one step further than Donald Trump’s assertion that Clinton is a criminal and state that Hillary Clinton is this generation’s Ethel Rosenberg and has committed heinous acts of treason against the people of the United States.
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Hillary Clinton, the Ethel Rosenberg of her generation. Clinton sold uranium to the Russians while serving as the Secretary of State and this is what both the Bundy and the Hammond Ranch Affair is all about. 

A former key member of the Obama administration and current Presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, has proven herself to be the Ethel Rosenberg of her generation. You may recall your U.S. history as Ethel Rosenberg sold nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War. In an act every bit as egregious as Ethel Rosenberg’s treason, Hillary Clinton sold uranium to the Russians while serving as the Secretary of State. Ironically, the original source on this treasonous act committed by Clinton was none other than the liberal rag we call the  New York Times.

The proof is undeniable that Hillary Clinton committed the treasonous act of selling uranium to the Russians while Secretary of State, as reported in the New York Times. The Russian blood money, as reported, is being held in an offshore account and is being used to fund her run for the Presidency.
From the New York Times….
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“A Uranium One sign that points to a 35,000 acre ranch by John Christensen, near the town of Gillette, Wyoming. Uranium One has the mining rights Mr. Christensen’s property.”   This is proof of more BLM chicanery which will involve multiple BLM ranches.
The New York Times further asserts that members of the Canadian mining industry, who have supported Clinton’s campaign, financed and sold off to the Russians a company known as Uranium One. Uranium One is directly responsible for transferring uranium from BLM land to the Russians through an off-shore holding company. Again, according to the NY Times, the Russians, through three separate transactions, acquired Uranium One, while paying off the Clintons and their Canadian partners from 2009-2013.  The business deal also involved paying Bill Clinton $500,000 dollars for a speech on energy which was delivered in Moscow.

How Does Clinton Stay Out of Prison?

While appearing on the Today show, Clinton was asked by Matt Lauer, “They are clinging to the hope that the way they will be able to deal with that, is that at some point between now and the election… that they will get to see Hillary Clinton in handcuffs… that there will be some kind of political perp walk based on your private email server.”
This was her response:
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Hillary has low friends in high places that keep her out of prison.
How can she be so sure that she is not going to prison?
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Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the defender of government criminals everywhere.
As the Attorney General, Lorett,a Lynch should be convening a Grand Jury. She will not do so.


To the Trump supporters, we need to spend a significant number of time and effort in dethroning the heir apparent to the Presidency. A Clinton Presidency would be worse for America, more so, than even the benefit of a Trump Presidency. Hillary Clinton is the most clear and present danger people to the United States.

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