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Monday, July 22, 2019

Increase of Unexplained Power Outages-Protect Yourself


 

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There’s been a lot of unexplained power outages across the country.

   Some, like our outage this weekend due to area storms, aren’t so hard to explain; we get them each time a storm hits.  The Greater Detroit area is much like a 3rd world nation with horrible roads and infrastructure, especially our power grid.  Most of us have emergency generators because experience has dictate the need.

On the other hand…

 Alabama had four major power outages due to unknown causes in the last month.

When their engineers completed their diagnostics and the power came back on, according to both Alabama Power Company and Northeast Alabama Power Co-op, they couldn’t discover why the outages happened.

Add to that what just happened in New York City.

And before that it was Atlanta, Chicago and other areas throughout the US.

This is what we call probing.

Whether it's China, Iran or Russia, their goal is to test their ability to succeed and our reaction time.

Our enemies are preparing a battle plan.

Notice how they are focusing on soft civilian targets and bypassing defended systems such as military, government, etc.

They know something about our country that too many people forget.

The real power in America is the individual.

If you can negatively affect the individual in America, you win

America is unique.

If you get our citizens dissuaded from some particular war effort, our government will respond.

If you get the citizenry excited about climate change, our government will respond.

You don't have to change the government in America to get things done, you have to change the thinking, attitude and expectations of individuals.

And that's how these test attacks are proving successful.

Our enemy has learned that if they go around and interfere with communications, power, water supply, sewer, other infrastructure systems...

That the citizenry blames the providing company and even our own government…

But never considers the possibility of outside intrusion.

Most Americans are too egotistical to consider that we are the victims of an external assault.

The grid will go down one day, you and I already know that.

And, of the many things people need to prepare for, they need to be ready to go about their daily functions without the aid of Cellular Communications.

They will still have data on their cell phone, but functions such as GPS, texting, video chat, calls and all forms of communication and data exchange will be compromised.

They need to have a plan in place so they can contact their family members.

That's most important.

Being able to get in touch with your spouse or children or parents is one of the most critical and stress causing events that we will soon be facing.

And that’s just the beginning…

Which is why, I’ll shout from the rooftops once again for you to get this book, if you haven’t done so yet.

We've already given away thousands of copies for free – that’s how important it is. We want zero excuses for you not to have it.

It’s 520 pages long and pages 262-419 deal specifically with surviving this type of event. (Other pages deal with critical self-defense skills.)


Stay safe, 

Jason Hanson

Former CIA Officer

Editor, Spy & Survival Briefing

Editor, Black Bag Confidential



Just before midnight, Con Edison CEO John McAvoy said in a news conference that all 73,000 customers affected by the outage in Midtown Manhattan and the Upper West Side had power restored. At its peak, the outage affected an area from 71st Street south to 42nd Street and east from the West Side Highway to Fifth Avenue.

 

 


Your home is your fortress, and it is your first and most important line of defense against someone who intends to do you harm.

 In the current world, locked doors and perhaps a home security system is more than enough to deter most burglars. However, disaster breeds desperation, and once the SHTF, many people will suddenly be willing to work a lot harder to enter a home if they think there is anything worth stealing inside.

 Before disaster strikes, it’s important to have a plan in place for how to fortify your home in order to protect against burglars and looters. In this article, we’ll look at nine things that you can do to fortify your home before all hell breaks loose...


Tiny Home Hustle: Building a Business with Less Inputs


Tiny homes may cut down on overall inputs to allow a growing business to thrive.


In the preparedness world, we constantly hear about how you can’t bug out unless you have your own property to go to. This secure property is supposed to have a home, livestock, possibly a bunker, a lush garden, a nearby stream, and so much more.

 This idea of the ultimate bug out location creates the stigma that if you don’t have land, you can’t bug out, and thus, you are doomed; especially if you live in the city. There are a lot of people who don’t own land, but we still need to be prepared to bug out if need be.

 So what if you don’t have land? Or access to land? Or any resources to acquire land in the near future..?


 



“The majority of our farms are parttime, in that the owner typically has offfarm income,” wrote Gail McWilliam Jellie, director of the state’s Division of Agricultural Development, in an email response to the Monitor. “This doesn’t necessarily mean they are hobby farms, but farms that may be in various stages of development. You have to start somewhere.”

 
 

The Palantir user guide shows that police can start with almost no information about a person of interest and instantly know extremely intimate details about their lives. The capabilities are staggering, according to the guide.

 

“An armed society is a polite society.”

 


“I chose firearms for the affect it would have on social discourse,” the killer wrote in a document he released to explain his crimes. “The gun owners of New Zealand are a beaten, miserable bunch of baby boomers, who have long since given up the fight. When was the last time they won increased rights? Their loss was inevitable. I just accelerated things a bit.”

Politicians fulfilled the murderer’s predictions with panic-driven legislation.

 

 


OTHER NEWSWORTHY ITEMS

No wonder why our educational system is so screwed up!

Colorado State University thinks the word ‘America’ is offensive

Colorado State University recently published an ‘Inclusive Language Guide’ to help people avoid words that might be considered offensive.

This list of offensive words includes “America” and “American” because it “erases other cultures and depicts the United States as the dominant American country.”

Gender words like male, female, ladies, and gentlemen should also be avoided, along with phrases like “food coma”, “starving”, “senile”, and “no can do”.


 

Get Dollar Store Stuff for Free


Did you know that you can use manufacturers coupons at dollar stores like Dollar Tree and Dollar General? You can, and that's how you can get merchandise for free. And there are websites that match up currently available merchandise at those stores with just published coupons.




“After nearly six years of fighting … I will once again be able to legally plant vegetables in my front yard,” Ricketts said in a statement. “I’m grateful to the Legislature and the governor for standing up to protect my freedom to grow healthy food on my own property.”

 


There are more than 20 companies erecting indoor farms around the country — another Bay Area player is San Mateo’s Crop One, which is building a giant farm in Dubai. Industry leaders say vertical farms can be a solution at a time when labor shortages, drought and climate change threaten outdoor agriculture as well as bring fresh produce to regions that lack arable land. These farms are springing up all over the world, including Japan, the Netherlands and Antarctica.Vertical farm Plenty races against the sun.

 


Byrna HD Personal Security Device is a Launcher for OC & CS Pepper Balls. This is a Non-Lethal option for Self defense.

 
Financial Planning for Your Funeral 
  As we get older, planning for funeral expenses becomes more important –and there are special issues for self -employed folks like us –for example – when you pass will your business be sold, or will your spouse take over running it?  (Note – Since everyone’s situation is different, I
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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Potential Food Shortages-Famine Could be Coming - Preparing for It


Poor Man Survival

Self Reliance tools for independent minded people…


 

ISSN 2161-5543

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

 


I Warned Readers of Potential Shortages-Famine Could be Coming to America

From a notice that was recently posted in a Kroger supermarket.  And as you will see below, similar notices are being posted in the canned vegetable sections of Wal-Mart stores nationwide. 

I have been reporting on the extreme weather patterns that are causing crop failures all over the planet.  I warned readers and friends to stock up two months ago on beef and canned goods-I was right.

Across the American Midwest farmers are going broke.

Nationwide, most farms lost money last year buffeted by bad weather and foreign competition, wide swaths of nine major grain producing states have been deluged by water resulting in average incomes dropping by half!

Aside from horrible weather, foreign competition is another major reason why the number of farms in America has fallen 20% since the 1970s.  Small farms cannot turn a profit as everything today in America is more expensive:  land, far equipment, insurance, etc.  During the 1970s, America was the undisputed breadbasket of the world…Russia and Brazil have overtaken the United States now.

This certainly isn’t the end of the world, and we can definitely survive without canned vegetables for a few weeks.
 
 

But as crop failures around the globe continue to intensify, will shortages such as this start to become increasingly common?

More time before things start getting really bad, but I would encourage you to use this time to get prepared while you still can.

For months, I have been documenting the problems that U.S. farmers have been experiencing due to all of the endless rain and flooding in the middle of the country.

But sometimes a picture is worth a thousands words, and this before and after photo from Nebraska speaks volumes

We know that food production in the United States is going to be way below expectations this year.

And as I just showed you, it appears that a shortage of canned vegetables has already begun.
 
 

I want to start off by pointing out that you're better off canning and/or dehydrating fruits, meats, and vegetables. Foods preserved at home are cheaper and healthier than store-bought canned foods.

 Having said that, if you're new to prepping and don't know much about food preservation, or if you're just looking to add more variety to your food stockpile, canned foods are an excellent option because they're very easy to store and they have a very long shelf life, sometimes lasting for decades.

 But which canned foods should you store? Here's our list of recommendations...


 

There's an old saying that knowledge weighs nothing. You can only carry so many survival tools, especially if you're bugging out on foot or have to leave in a hurry. However, you can carry an almost limitless amount of knowledge - if you take the time to learn.

 I highly recommend taking the time to learn about survival uses for everyday objects. That way if you're ever in a survival scenario but don't have your tools, you'll be able to make do with what you have.

 Belts are something probably half of you wear every day. Since it's always with you, you may as well learn how to use it. In this video, Sensible Prepper goes over 25 survival uses for belts...

 
 
 
 

 Dollar Collapse Imminent by End of 2019?

 

- Kaboom! Why US Dollar could Implode in the Summer of 2019

- China Takes Big Step at Dethroning Dollar as #1 Currency

- Urgent Alert: Law Gives Bank Rights to Confiscate Your IRA?

- Dollar Collapse Begins Shortly. How to Prepare…

 


 

- Chinese Currency to replace the dollar?

- Federal Gov’t to Steal our IRA’s & 401(k)s to solve fiscal crisis?

- Urgent Warning: Dollar Doomsday. How to survive…

- Markets Could Collapse By Summer 2019

- Summer 2019: Here’s the Asset That Stands to Soar

 


 

 

Here are my ideas for new bill [s] to improve government

 

>Since term limits never seems to gain any traction perhaps we should entertain the idea of zero pay for elected officials after their third term in office…give them their office, expenses, health insurance while in office and a living allowance only=much like our Founding Fathers and see how many decide to remain in office.

 

>Perhaps we need to resurrect a new version of ‘war’ bonds, perhaps calling them “government bailout bonds” to help pay off our national debt and/or to help pay for our massive deficits and proposed new spending projects since fewer foreign nations are buying our debt!

>An idea I've suggested before:  Eliminate ALL city/state & Federal taxes on the 1st $25K of income for all people. 41% of citizens pay no Federal tax, many city/state taxes are killers for many. Tax laws that encourage more US manufacturing/jobs & elimination of red tape would help too.

 

Free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom!

 

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You Can’t Buy Life Insurance After You’re Dead-Prepare NOW for Emergencies…

Finally, grab an emergency power cell or solar/battery radio weather radio!

Having the Patriot Power Cell on-hand for emergencies keeps your essential electronics up and running in case you need to call for help. 

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Reconditioning your dead car battery, Dems support Communists in its party


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ISSN 2161-5543

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

 

 Recondition your battery, Despicable Dems Support Communism


Batteries cost a fortune, and you are saving a hefty sum if you simply recondition it instead of buying another one.

If you want to go green and save environment while working on renewable energy resources, this is a good opportunity. Not only you learn a skill that will be highly coveted in future, but you can also earn some extra cash for other pursuits.

How to recondition your Dead car batteries


What do you plan to do with your dead car batteries? Just dump the old one and buy a brand new, costing you thousands of bucks when you can simply recondition it in range of hundreds? By the end of this section, you shall n=know how to recondition an old battery and make it nearly shiny new!

Usually, the 12 V car battery are Lead acid based with Lead terminals and Sulphuric acid as the electrolyte for the battery construction. We know about two types of car batteries-Flooded cell  (Wet cell) and Sealed cell (Dry cell).

What are flooded and sealed cells?

Flooded cells have detachable caps for each cell where distilled water is filled up to the working level. Although it lasts for about 4-5 years, it is quite sensitive and requires constant maintenance (every four months or so) to check and maintain water levels in the cell. It is the older version among two.

Sealed cells, on the other hand are the newer version of the cells that can last for about two years without maintenance. After that, it is not serviceable.

If you have Magnesium sulfate (commonly known as Epsom salt) with you can easily recondition a car battery.

 

Following steps should be followed to recondition a car battery:


 

Despicable Dems Continue w/ Their Anti-American, pro Communist Crap

   The House Democrats, voting along party lines, voted Tuesday to reprimand POTUS due to what they deem are racist comments…Of course, their reasoning was faulty; no racist statement was made regarding the Communists in Congress [AOC, Rashid, Omar].  It was a statement to rid Congress of these foes to America which are undermining our republic.

They should have held their members to this same standard. Omar continually makes anti-America, anti-Semitic and anti-white statements but they won’t punish their own so long as they can use such incidents to undermine Trump-that is there primary goal – NOT working toward solving any the nation’s challenges especially border security [they caused the problem but want to blame Trump?!]

Mitch McConnell was asked a stupid question by a reporter [regarding the so-called racist comments] “What if it was your wife?”  My answer would have been:  “My wife isn’t a communist who denigrates America at every opportunity!”

There seems to be an unwritten rule with lawmakers that, every time they create a terrible piece of legislation, they give it the most noble-sounding name.

The USA PATRIOT Act from 2001 was a great example. It sounds great. Who wouldn’t love a law named for Patriots?

And yet that was easily among the most freedom-killing laws ever passed in US history, giving the federal government nearly unlimited authority to wage war and spy on its own people.

There are so many other examples-- the USA FREEDOM Act from 2015 (which renewed many of the worst provisions of the PATRIOT Act).

Or the HIRE Act from 2010, which created some of the most heinous tax rules of the last fifty years.

The names of these laws all sounded wonderful. But their effects were absolutely terrible.

The new SECURE Act will likely be no different.

If you haven’t heard of SECURE, it’s a new piece of legislation aimed at ‘fixing’ the US retirement system.

SECURE stands for “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement”, which is pretty clever when you think about it.

People want to associate their retirement with a word like ‘secure’. So even without knowing anything about the law, most people will probably have good feelings about it based solely on the name.

But if you actually read the legislation, SECURE contains a number of predictably terrible consequences.

For starters, SECURE is basically a gigantic tax increase. And it’s a tax increase that will particularly affect your children when you pass away.

Under current law, you could leave your IRA to your children in a fairly tax efficient way. That’s actually one of the nice things about an IRA.

If your kids inherit your IRA, they’re required to pay out a small portion of the funds each year… and those distributions would be taxable income.

But the current rules only require tiny distributions; your kids are allowed to stretch out the annual payouts over the course of their lives, resulting in very minor taxation.

The new rules completely eliminate this benefit.

Under the SECURE Act, your kids would have ten years to pay out (and be taxed on) the entire value of your retirement account.

This means that the annual payouts would be MUCH larger… thus bumping your children up to a higher tax bracket… meaning that they’ll end up paying much higher taxes on your retirement savings.

This is tantamount to a huge estate tax increase. And it’s one that primarily affects the middle class.

For wealthy people, retirement accounts typically only comprise a small percentage of their assets. So this rule change won’t have much of an impact.

But for the middle class, retirement accounts are often one of the largest sources of their estates. And this legislation will be a significant hit for them.

The US House of Representatives already passed the SECURE Act. And just in case you’re about to start hating on your least favorite political party, you should know that it was passed with almost unanimous support from both parties.

It’s currently in the Senate and seems likely to pass, so this is a reality to prepare for.

In related news, Congress also made some movement on the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act.

Sadly this one doesn’t have a catchy acronym. But in essence the legislation is their comical attempt to address the multi-trillion dollar problem of unfunded pension plans in the Land of the Free

Moody’s Investor Service estimated last year that the total pension funding gap in the US is $4.4 trillion. A few months ago the American Legislative Exchange Council estimated it at nearly $6 trillion.

Pension plans in the United States are currently guaranteed by a quasi-government agency called the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation.

The PBGC is sort of like an FDIC for pension funds… so that if a pension plan goes bust, the PBGC will step in with a bailout.

Problem is, the PBGC itself is nearly insolvent and will run out of money in 2025. And its balance sheet is trivial compared to the multi-trillion dollar pension problem.

So Congress came up with a solution: go into DEBT!

According to the new legislation, whenever a pension plan runs out of funds, Congress wants them to borrow money in order to keep making payments to beneficiaries.

This raises an obvious question: who would be insane enough to loan money to an insolvent pension fund?

Well, you’ll be pleased to know that your esteemed members of Congress have courageously signed you up for the task, putting the American taxpayer on the hook for this potential $6 trillion liability.

Clearly this plan is the work of genius.

If nothing else, these two laws point to an obvious conclusion: it’s more important than ever to get your house in order when it comes to retirement planning.

Pension funds aren’t going to be able to keep their promises. Even Social Security, according to its own annual report, will run out of money in 15 years.

And even when you responsibly set aside your own money for retirement, lawmakers will suddenly change the rules and impose a major tax increase on the middle class.

Just imagine the things they’ll do if the Bolsheviks come to power next year…

If you’re a premium member, we’ll send you a report after the SECURE legislation passes to let you know how to reduce its impact.

If you’re not yet a member of Sovereign Man: Confidential, I’m happy to provide you with this free preview of a recent report on retirement planning.

In the report, we give our members unique strategies to maximize their retirement savings.

 Our hat is off to Simon Black, the Sovereign Man!

 


Here are my ideas for new bill [s] to improve government

 

>Since term limits never seems to gain any traction perhaps we should entertain the idea of zero pay for elected officials after their third term in office…give them their office, expenses, health insurance while in office and a living allowance only=much like our Founding Fathers and see how many decide to remain in office.

 

>Perhaps we need to resurrect a new version of ‘war’ bonds, perhaps calling them “government bailout bonds” to help pay off our national debt and/or to help pay for our massive deficits and proposed new spending projects since fewer foreign nations are buying our debt!

>An idea I've suggested before:  Eliminate ALL city/state & Federal taxes on the 1st $25K of income for all people. 41% of citizens pay no Federal tax, many city/state taxes are killers for many. Tax laws that encourage more US manufacturing/jobs & elimination of red tape would help too.

More Updates:

Long before big box stores with their shelves of medicines, and long before the age of instant information, there was passed-down, time-tested wisdom on how to treat common ailments with natural remedies.

 Our forefathers and foremothers used plants, common sense, and a little know-how to ease all types of pain and discomfort. In many cases, these treatments worked as well or better than the medications we purchase today. Plus, they worked without the risk of added chemicals and preservatives.

 What’s another side benefit? Many of these items are readily on hand in your pantry. Here are some lost remedies from the old days for 13 common ailments...

 


 

So you've beefed up your home security, you've gathered plenty of emergency supplies, and you've stocked your pantry with lots of survival food. Now you're ready to ride out the next disaster... Or are you?

 Just because you have months or years worth of emergency food doesn't mean you're ready to live on it. Cooking without power is easier said than done, and it takes practice. So instead of cooking the fancy meals you love so much, you should focus on recipes that are simple and easy to make.

 And since you probably won't have a working fridge or freezer, they should be recipes that either don't make a lot (so your family can eat it all in one sitting) or store well at room temperature. Here are nine popular survival recipes that fit the bill...


When it comes to emergency preparedness, one of the most overlooked topics is the use of natural herbs and plants for medical use. In the modern world, most people have no clue which plants are poisonous and which plants can be used as medicine, but it wasn't always that way.

 Using herbs and plants for medical use is nothing new. Native Americans used them for thousands of years under the philosophy that man is a part of nature.

 Furthermore, archaeological studies have shown that man has been using herbs and plants for medical purposes since at least 3000 BC, beginning with the ancient Egyptians and Chinese...


Free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom!

 

Contributors and subscribers enable the Poor Man Survivor to post 150+ free essays annually. It is for this reason they are Heroes and Heroines of New Media. Without your financial support, the free content would disappear for the simple reason that I cannot keep body and soul together on my meager book sales & ecommerce alone.

You Can’t Buy Life Insurance After You’re Dead-Prepare NOW for Emergencies…

Finally, grab an emergency power cell or solar/battery radio weather radio!

Having the Patriot Power Cell on-hand for emergencies keeps your essential electronics up and running in case you need to call for help. 

Back in stock!

RTIC Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Food Container Stainless Steel, 25oz Cold/Hot

We have a few RTIC brand cooling food canisters in stock. These canisters are just as good as Yetis…Limited quantity [also available in 17 0z. size]

 


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