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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Survive a Crisis by Breathing Right

Bruce’s Poor Man Survival Bulletin

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

For Independent Minded People!

ISSN 2161-5543


Deliver us from Indifference!

The Frozen Dog Ranch Files


In This Issue:

1.       Survive a crisis by breathing right

2.      10 ways you give up your privacy

3.      Government shills spreading disinformation

4.      Is your name on a government list?



Survive a Crisis with the Right Kind of Breathing…


 Understand how your mind and body react in a crisis, and how to master control of both…


 Know exactly what steps you must take – Have a Plan.


In short, it's about understanding how a crisis really unfolds, how groups and individuals react to stressful situations, and knowing how to implement a strong strategic plan, so you can deal with any situation.

For example, paramedics say it's common for people dealing with a loved one's emergency to get a neighbor to dial 911 for them, because they simply can't perform the task themselves.

Think about that for a minute — the rush of chemicals and adrenaline, coupled with the complete unfamiliarity with the situation, makes it impossible for many people to pick up the phone and hit three digits.

There are several ways to deal with this.

The first thing you must do is recognize that in almost any crisis you may have to deal with "Negative Panic" and the corresponding "Disbelief" stage. Simply recognizing that these stages exist will make you more likely to be able to move past them, to deal with the situation.

What else can you do if you find yourself freezing up... or entering a state of "negative panic?"

One technique every American should know is a simple approach that can help even an untrained person overcome just about any extremely stressful situation.

It's a simple strategy, used by the Green Berets, the FBI, and police officers around the country... and it's called "Combat Breathing" or "Tactical Breathing"

 You can master this approach in just a few minutes.

Breathing, as you may know, is one of the very few actions that can be controlled by both our somatic nervous system (the things we can consciously control, like moving your arm or sticking out your tongue) and our autonomic nervous system (which includes things we can't typically voluntarily control, like heart rate, perspiration, and digestion).

In other words, you breathe automatically, without thinking about it... but you can also change the way you breathe consciously, at least for a brief period of time.

So breathing is a bridge between these two nervous systems... and because that's so, you can essentially alter the way your entire body responds in a crisis... simply by altering your breathing.

If you find yourself freezing up... starting to panic... or if you are having a hard time focusing... figuring out exactly what to do next in any crisis situation, the first thing you should do is try this simple "Combat Breathing" technique.

Here's how to do it.

First, breathe in for a regular count of four.

Next, hold your breath for a count for four.

Then, exhale for a count of four.

And finally, count to four before starting the sequence over again.

That's it.

I know, it sounds incredibly simple, but the next time you feel highly stressed... or even the slightest bit panicked, give it a shot for just a minute.

It will change the way your body is responding. It will calm you down... and help you think more clearly. It is basically impossible for your body and your brain to NOT calm down when doing this.

As one Oklahoma Police officer, who swears by this technique after having to deal with being shot ten times in his career, told Amanda Ripley in her book, The Unthinkable:


"It keeps you very calm. You don't start to hyperventilate or panic. Everything kind of goes in slow motion for you. You say, OK, here's what's going on, I can handle this... it's not that bad."





PM’s Roundup of Useful Resources…




10 ways you give up private data without knowing it

Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA, revealed himself as the source behind one of the most notorious intelligence leaks in recent U.S. history.

Snowden's leak revealed the shocking amount of information the National Security Agency was collecting as a way to track down foreign targets. And while the NSA's tactics may be unsettling, it's not just the U.S. government that is messing with your data.

It's a brave new world of information mining. Here are a few ways your data are already being collected and put to use, even if you don't know it.



Visit and see exactly how much your Facebook can predict.


Other Ways Your Privacy is Compromised…





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The Nanny State-We love our government

Rumors have long floated around about government shills spreading disinformation on websites that are at odds with the governmental party line. Now it’s official: the US government has awarded a contract to a company in California to create software to manage “online personalities”. The software will allow one person to manage up to 10 personas, and will be used to counter “extremist ideology and propaganda”. Those who visit forums and websites that tend to object to the actions of the current government won’t be surprised to hear that paid trolls are roaming the internet with the clear purpose of manipulating opinions via social media. Last year, an anonymous author confessed that he had worked as a paid shill targeting several popular alternative websites to spread disinformation. The online personalities, known as “sock puppets”, will allow the military to “create a false consensus in online conversations, crowd out unwelcome opinions and smother commentaries or reports that do not correspond with its own objectives.” US Centcom (Central Command) claims that the project will only target foreign sites.



The Great American Dragnet: Over 200 Million People Are in the Facial Recognition Database
If you can't leave your house without being identified, do you have any real freedom left, or are you just a resident in a very large cage?



Bye-bye 5th Amendment! Supreme Court Decides: Anything You Don't Say Can and Will Be Used Against You
Everyone knows that when building a police state, it's vital to strike a few Constitutional rights off the books. Now, we can add the right to remain silent to the graveyard of the American justice system.


The Parting Thought:  


Is your name on the government list? Ongoing government intrusion!

Dating back to the 1980s and known to government insiders as “Main Core,” the database reportedly collects and stores — without warrants or court orders — the names and detailed data of Americans considered to be threats to national security.

According to several former U.S. government officials with extensive knowledge of intelligence operations, Main Core in its current incarnation apparently contains a vast amount of personal data on Americans, including NSA intercepts of bank and credit card transactions and the results of surveillance efforts by the FBI, the CIA and other agencies

One former intelligence official described Main Core as “an emergency internal security database system” designed for use by the military in the event of a national catastrophe, a suspension of the Constitution or the imposition of martial law.


“Until the next revolution”, the Poor Man


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