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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

15 Signs US is a Police State, DIY Solar Cooking, Hunting to Feed Family

Bruce’s Poor Man Survival Bulletin

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

ISSN 2161-5543

In This Issue:

1.       Emergency, Easy DIY Solar Cooking/Water Purification

2.      Feed your family with your gun – free report

3.      15 Signs the US is becoming a Police State

4.      Agenda 21 – the threat in your backyard

5.        Using what you have to get ahead

 Information is more dangerous than cannon to a society ruled by lies.
-- James M Dakin

Ready to trade in your car for a bike, or maybe a subway instead? Interested in fewer choices for your home, paying more for housing, and being crammed into a denser neighborhood? You can have all this and more if radical environmentalists and "smart growth" advocates have their way and local, state, and the federal government impose the policies set forth in the United Nations' Agenda 21.

You might have heard of this nefarious-sounding policy in a recent Republican presidential debate, but even if you haven't, here's some background information: Agenda 21 is a voluntary plan adopted at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. It calls on governments to intervene and regulate nearly every potential impact that human activity could have on the environment. The end goal? Getting governments to "rethink economic development and find ways to halt the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources and pollution of the planet."

As adopted, Agenda 21 was described as "a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment." That includes hundreds of specific goals and strategies that national and local governments are encouraged to adopt. And that translates into restrictive zoning.

Policies that are aimed at deterring suburban growth. Ultimately, they suppress housing supply and drive up home prices, in turn imposing unnecessary costs, especially on middle- and lower-income households. These policies contributed to and aggravate the real estate bubble by putting inflationary pressures on housing prices.

But here's the catch: Nothing about Agenda 21 is binding, and it's not a threat in and of itself. Instead, the threat Americans need to be concerned about is the one that lies in their own backyard. In a new paper, "
Focus on Agenda 21 Should Not Divert Attention from Homegrown Anti-Growth Policies," Wendell Cox, Ronald Utt, Brett Schaefer explain:

Opponents of Agenda 21 should not be distracted from the more tangible manifestation of the smart-growth principles outlined in that document. If they focus excessively on Agenda 21, it is much more likely that homegrown smart-growth policies that date to the early 1970s and undermine the quality of life, personal choice, and property rights in American communities will be implemented by local, state, and federal authorities at the behest of environmental groups and other vested interests.

(Excerpted from the Heritage Foundation, The Poor Man is a contributor to their group)

Carpet Spot Cleaner. To clean spots on rugs and carpets, use window cleaner. It works as well as the spray-on carpet cleaners and if you buy the store brand (I use Wal Mart), you can get it for as little as $0.97 for a full quart bottle.

PM’s Compendium of Useful Resources

Emergency DIY Solar Cooking and Water Purification

With a regulatory and legal mess that has prevented the modernization of America's antique and increasingly prone-to-failure power grid, you are increasingly exposed to the potential for electricity outages. One critical step to being prepared for an emergency is making sure you have enough fuel on hand to cook your food, keep yourself warm, and get around.

Here’s a low-cost way you can cook your food and purify your water without using any fuel at all.

A Simple Box Oven Can Serve You Remarkably Well

The easiest model of solar oven to build is a simple box oven. You'll need some pieces of plywood, a piece of window glass, cardboard scraps, a hammer and nails, aluminum foil, glue, black paint, and duct tape. Begin by framing your box. You can make your box any size you wish, but keep in mind that a larger box will not get as hot as fast and will be less efficient at retaining heat. On the other hand, the box must be big enough to accommodate a cooking pot.  Read the rest of the article here:

Meat Hunter: How to Feed Your Family with Your Gun. From our associates at: Off the Grid News, it's yours free of charge. Simply click here to download it.

Discover important information such as:

>Why "survival" hunting is different from sport hunting

>The basic equipment you need and how to get it at the lowest cost

>The passive way to "hunt" for food that works for you 24/7

>The nuisance animal in 40 U.S. states that's a virtually untapped food source

>How to find out what permits and licenses you need

>How to find out about fish from contaminated waters

>How to skin and dress game once you've killed it

Using What You Have

That's the name of a website subscriber Steve created around the concept of creative living and making the best of what you have. Every page starts with "I have..." and lists some creative things to do with that thing that you have, whether it is a thousand dollars, a good voice, a bicycle or any of the other dozens of things covered.

Check it out here...

Earthineer is a free social site for sustainable living. Connect with people who share your interests.  Thanks to CatsBananas for pointing us to this site…

To Keep Bar Soap

For this household tip to work with modern soap, you must first remove the bars of soap from their wrappers and allow them to dry out. Not only do the dry bars last longer, but they leave less of a soap residue in the soap dish. This tip works!

The Nanny State Updates…

Surveillance Society

Governments collect their own data and rely on data collected by private entities to monitor and track individuals, regardless of whether or not there is probable cause to believe they have committed a crime. Learn how they do this and how to minimize your own dossier.

In Michigan anti-sex news: The state's pending "Hot for Teacher" bill could end up criminalizing sex between consenting adults of legal age. That's enough to win this month's Nanny of the Month award.

Remove stubborn dirt/scuff marks on walls: furniture, tables, shoes, etc : Diaper wipes! Funny, but true and they work.

The Parting Thought – Greetings Comrades!

15 Signs America is Becoming a Police State

Americans are running out of options for living a free, happy life…terrorism seems to be defined as just about anything these days.

Once upon a time, the United States was a land of unparalleled freedom. The rest of the world envied the freedom that ordinary Americans had to think, say and do what they wanted. But all of that has changed. Now Americans have to fear that they will be tackled by a squad of security goons and dragged off to a detention facility somewhere if they spill a Coke on a flight attendant or take a few too many pictures of a public building.

A police state is one in which the government exercises rigid and repressive controls over the social, economic and political life of the population. A police state typically exhibits elements of totalitarianism and social control, and there is usually little or no distinction between the law and the exercise of political power by the executive.

The inhabitants of a police state experience restrictions on their mobility, and on their freedom to express or communicate political or other views, which are subject to police monitoring or enforcement

An electronic police state is one in which the government aggressively uses electronic technologies to record, organize, search and distribute forensic evidence against its citizens.  (Source:  Wikipedia)

Just consider this recent TSA case… It's not unusual for 17-year-old to find themselves in hot water with the fashion police. But on a flight from Virginia to Florida, Vanessa Gibbs found herself detained by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) over the appearance of her purse.

And just to be clear, it wasn't the content inside the purse that the TSA objected to. No, agency officials took exception with the design of a gun on Gibbs' handbag.

The rest of the world is laughing at us. America is rapidly turning into a totalitarian police state and we have become a global joke. You won't find any other country on earth where senior citizens are being strip-searched and sexually molested before they are allowed to get on to their flights.

All of this is taking place now…in the ‘land of the free.’

#1) A new bill being pushed by Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman would allow the U.S. military to round up large numbers of Americans and detain them indefinitely without a trial if they "pose a threat" or if they have "potential intelligence value" or for any other reason the President of the United States "considers appropriate".

(The bill specifically excludes American citizens and legal residents of the U.S (1032 (b))…but we all know how often government agents “redefine” laws as in the case of RICO and Asset Forfeiture Laws. The state writes the laws. Then it interprets the laws. When needed, it rewrites the laws to suit...the state)!

#2) Lawmakers in Washington D.C. working to create a new immigration bill have decided on a way to prevent employers from hiring illegal immigrants: a national biometric identification card all American workers would be required to obtain.

#3) Barack Obama is backing a plan to create a national database to store the DNA of people who have been arrested but not necessarily convicted of a crime.

#4) Just to get on an airplane, Americans will now have to go through new full-body scanners that reveal every detail of our exposed bodies to airport security officials.

#5) If that wasn't bad enough, the Transportation Security Administration has announced that airport screeners will begin roving through airports randomly taking chemical swabs from passengers and their bags to check for explosives.

#6) Starting in December, some passengers on Canadian airlines flying to, from or even over the United States without ever landing there, will only be allowed to board their flights once the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has determined they are not terrorists.

#7) Organic milk is such a threat that the FDA has been conducting military style raids on Amish farmers in Pennsylvania.

#8) An NYPD officer has broken his silence and has confessed that innocent citizens are being set up and falsely arrested and ticketed in order to meet quotas.

#9) A growing number of police departments across the U.S. are turning to mobile camera systems in order to fight motor vehicle theft and identify unregistered cars.

#10) For decades, Arizona has been known as "the sunset state", but lately many frustrated residents have started calling it "the surveillance state".

#11) Judges and police in Florida have been caught using "secret codes" on tickets in the state of Florida.

#12) An extensive investigation has revealed that between 2003 and 2007, that state of Texas quietly gave hundreds of newborn baby blood samples to a U.S. Armed Forces laboratory for use in a forensics database.

#13) A 6-year-old girl was recently handcuffed and sent to a mental facility after throwing temper tantrums at her elementary school.

#14) One 12-year-old girl in New York was recently arrested and marched out of her school in handcuffs just because she doodled on her desk.

#15) When a mother on a flight to Denver spanked both of her children and cussed out a flight attendant who tried to intervene, she suddenly found herself handcuffed and headed for prison. Why? She was charged with being a domestic terrorist under the Patriot Act.

Passage of the unPatriot Act gave government unparalleled powers which essentially defy the Bill of Rights and the Constitution…yet few of these laws apply to members of Congress!

The staggering growth of anti-citizen laws, the militarization of our police forces, increased domestic spying on citizens, the veneer of “laws” being used to target citizens is a horrifying trend in our country.

Compiled from a variety of sources.

“Until the next revolution”, the Poor Man

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1 comment:

MinimalistGroup said...

One of your best yet...very useful and should be a wake-up call for the sheep in the USA...oh that's right, the sheep won't read this because most of them cannot read.