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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Communists in Congress Subverting our Laws: How they got there


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Communists in Congress Subverting our Laws: How they got there

 
   Ocasio-Cortez is famous for being the youngest freshman representative in Congress who a year or so ago was waiting tables in New York.  She makes headlines for often ridiculous claims such as the world will end in 12 years if her Green Deal isn’t adopted or by labeling bad mouthing Border Patrol or the need for border security.

How did Congress and America suddenly find so many socialists in office?  A decade ago anyone espousing such ideas would have been laughed out of town, let alone manage to be elected…when I speak to citizens in their late 50s or older, they shake their head in disgust and wonder aloud as to why they fought in wars to defend our nation against such bull crap.

How did she and other socialists manage to get into office?

In 2016, a political action committee called the Justice Democrats held auditions for candidates willing to endorse their far-left platform.  It received 10,000 nominations.  Cortez’s brother submitted her name while she was working as a bartender at Flats Fix, a New York tavern.  This group selected her and 76 other candidates to run against moderate Democratic incumbents.

Of these ‘candidates,’ seven won seats in the House of Representatives including Ilhan Omar for MN and Rashida Tlaib for MI {if I read correctly, no one ran against her in that district virtually assuring her victory…she remains, at least where I live in MI, a reviled politician for her anti-POTUS outbursts and pro-Palestinian activism], Raul Gromalva for AZ [Dems have been slowly but surely turning that conservative state into another CA clone] and others.

ORGANIZED OPPOSITION

It’s not unusual for PACs to audition candidates.  What makes the Justice Democrats unusual is that it has partnered with Our Revolution, the largest Marxist front group in America.  Claiming to have 100,000 members they act as a front for the three most influential Marxist groups in America, the Democratic Socialists of America, the Communist Party USA, and the Freedom Road Socialist Organization.  All of which seek to undermine our nation and its way of life.

Most of the leadership of Our Revolution comes from the Democratic Socialists of America.  Some are members of the Freedom Road group or Communist Party USA.  Communist Party USA leader John Bachtell explained their strategy via an online webinar in May of 2018 when he told an audience of activists they must actively campaign for openly socialist candidates to challenge Trump.

Combined, these three groups have only about 67,000 members.  Most them are comprised of people who could never be elected.  But by using groups like Justice Democrats they are able to recruit more charismatic, electable personalities to espouse their ideals.  Due to their efforts, the Congressional Progressive Caucus grew from 78 to 96 members.  That means the radical left controls 22% of the House of Representatives; 41% of the entire Democratic Caucus!

Using guerilla political tactics much like Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun non-profit, Everytown for Gun Safety, they train and fund people, often women, to run for local office.  Once elected at city and state levels, they act as saboteurs against the Second Amendment through voting and the spread of propaganda.

Bloomberg has even provided professional PR services to many groups to assist them in spreading their brand of anti-gun spin and to craft local political speeches.

Ironically, these methods have long been used by covert Russian intelligence teams [GDR] to spread mis-information and fake news in order to create discord along with paid ‘trainees’ who are educated to fit in locally who will act as cells to sew discord or even participate in demonstrations of areas which Russians plan to re-acquire.  Some have said the same concept was used here during the 2016 election while terrorist groups like Antifa create local violent demonstrations as a means of protest.

COMMUNIST INFILTRATION

In many ways, the Russian Collusion theory held onto by Democrats in their non-stop attempts at dumping their arch foe, Trump, is crazy…Congress is already infiltrated by Communists and socialists including its star, Bernie Sanders [he even honeymooned in Moscow]…yet no one is doing anything to rid our nation of the traitors operating in DC!

This transformation began decades ago. Even during the Great Depression, membership ranks in the Communist Party and various socialist groups grew inside the United States.  The far Left movement began creeping forward on college campuses in the 1960s and Marxist books are a big seller on campus.

The Communist movement sought to change the cultural superstructure of modern society by implementing a broad range of reforms on issues including gender roles and drug legalization, abortion, homosexual/transgender rights, etc.  They started with college level students and now target high schoolers…if they can corrupt and win over tomorrow’s students, they will get control just like Mao did in China.  Despots always start with the young, using schools to indoctrinate them at an early age and given the sorry state of many public education systems and their all-too-often socialist teachers and professors, it is easy to see how the United States is being ruined.

Keep in mind the Communist sympathizer, Saul Alinsky who wrote the training manual for disruption, Rules for Radicals, was a mentor for Hillary Clinton and former President [and ‘community organizer’ Obama!
 
 

SIDEBAR

 Online censorship is getting worse by the week. It’s becoming ridiculous. The latest comes in the form of YouTube’s updated rules regarding “harmful content,” announced in an official blog post on June 5. One of the most concerning changes involves their approach to “hate speech.” “Today,” the company writes, “we're taking another step in our hate speech policy by specifically prohibiting videos alleging that a group is superior in order to justify discrimination, segregation or exclusion.” Why am I taking issue with this? Stick with me.
If you click to the page outlining YouTube’s policy on hate speech, you’ll learn that anything deemed hate speech will be removed from the platform because “hate speech is not allowed on YouTube.” What, exactly, is hate speech? Great question! According to YouTube, it’s anything “promoting violence or hatred against individuals or groups based on any of the following attributes” — and they then list 13 bullet points. That list includes such things as: age, ethnicity, gender identity, nationality, race, immigration status, religion, sex/ gender and sexual orientation. Can you see how, given the culture today, this effectively grants YouTube a blank check to silence and deplatform anyone who offers a point of view that runs counter to the prevailing progressives [reshaping culture] movement.

For instance, suppose you make a video voicing your concern about illegal immigration. Well, according to YouTube’s policies, that video can be taken down. After all, you’re targeting a group of people and being hostile toward them simply because of their immigration status. As you now know, that’s a protected class of people on YouTube — and you’re not allowed to say “hateful” things about them. And what could be more hateful, really, than arguing that immigration laws should be upheld? It’s by definition discriminatory. Not only that, but it’s an explicit call for these people to be segregated and excluded. Now suppose you include in your video some statistics about where these people are coming from.

 Well, by singling out their nationality, that’s another violation. What about if you point out their ethnicity? Again, another violation. Suppose you say some disparaging remarks about their religion. You’ve done it again. That’s one more violation.

Given that YouTube is the second most visited website on the internet, this is the modern-day equivalent of a giant book burning.

Obviously, Google is another socialist [as is Facebook] oriented business which supports the far Left while censoring everyone else whose opinions might run counter to the far Left.

 

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Yours for smarter living,

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’

 

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In the NSA’s own words, using the following four services results in a “near-total loss/lack of insight to target communications, presence.” 
  • Tor – a web browser that encrypts your web traffic 
  • VPN – an encryption service that makes it hard to figure out who’s connecting to the internet and from where 
  • CSpace – an anonymous chat service that encrypts files sent over its network
  • ZRTP – an encryption service for voice calls and text 

 

Additional FREE Resources

 

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8 Simple Ways to Put More Money in Your Pocket
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Knowing When and How to Stockpile Groceries
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Emergency Preparedness on a Budget 
Affordable ways to prepare for an emergency.

 

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Wise ideas and Resources for Self Sufficiency


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Wise ideas and Resources for Self Sufficiency

 


A guy decides he’s going on a big hike up the mountains…

In the middle of his hike, he gets bit by a deadly snake.

A woman approaches him and sees something’s wrong.

She tells him she’s a nurse and can help him.

He says, “No, no, I’m a religious man. God is going to take care of this. Leave me alone.

So, the woman leaves and continues along her hike.

Another person comes by a few minutes later and can tell the guy has been bitten by a snake.

This person tells the guy he’s a scientist who deals with snakes and can help him.

The man who’s been bitten says, “No, no, I’m a religious man. God is going to take care of this. Leave me alone.”

And so, the scientist leaves.

Next, a medical doctor walks up.

He can tell the guy is in bad shape and isn’t going to make it.

The doctor tells him that he can help and save his life.

But, the man who’s been bitten says, “No, no, I’m a religious man. God is going to take care of this. Leave me alone.”

Shortly after, the man dies from the snake bite.

When he gets to heaven he says…

“God, why’d you let me die? I had faith you were going to heal me.”

God says to him…

“I sent you a nurse, a snake expert and a doctor, since you didn’t bring a snake bite kit. What else did you want me to do?”

The moral of the story?

God wants people to take care of themselves and be self-reliant.

And, the more self-reliant you are, the more you’re able to help others.

You can help others by sharing the resources we post…

 


Vaseline (the most popular brand name for petroleum jelly) is surprisingly useful when it comes to disaster preparedness and survival. As Sensible Prepper demonstrates in this video, there's at least a dozen survival uses for Vaseline.

Here's his list:

 

1.     Moisturize dry, chapped, and sunburned skin.

2.     Protect small wounds, scrapes, and cuts.

3.     Lubricate metal parts on tools and gear...

 
12 Survival Uses for Vaseline

 

Disclaimer: If your doctor prescribes antibiotics, you should take them as directed. What we're talking about here is a situation where antibiotics aren't available. In that case, you can try these alternatives, but even then there is no guarantee they will work.

Oftentimes, the world’s best medications are not the ones developed in labs, but rather the ones made by Mother Nature. For thousands of years, mankind has relied on various herbs to treat a wide range of conditions.

 While the advent of antibiotics drastically reduced the popularity of these herbal alternatives, they still remain effective to this day and are starting to enjoy more popularity as many diseases have grown resistant to antibiotics...


 


For many people, stocking up on food is a huge part of their family’s preparedness plan--as it should be! While this may seem as simple as buying a little extra food each time you go to the store, it’s actually a bit more complicated.

 You can't just stick your food in the pantry and forget about it until a disaster strikes. If you do, then when the time comes to eat it, you may find that most of it has gone bad or become infested. If you want your food to last for years, you need to repackage it before storing it.

 
While there are some foods that store just fine in the original package (for example, canned goods), most foods need to be repackaged. Below is a list of such foods. It mostly includes foods that come in thin plastic, paper, or cardboard packages...


 

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 If You're Considering a Genetic Testing Service...


With all the advertisements for at home DNA testing kits from Ancestry and 23andMe, you may be tempted to learn about your heritage and more importantly, key health findings that a simple mouth swab can reveal. Consumers Checkbook says not so fast because some of the tests are not accurate, you might get a false sense of security, and you won't get the same privacy protections you're entitled to in a medical setting.  [We’ve warned everyone about this & cautioned folks to avoid using these services as even law enforcement will bully their way into your ‘safe’ file].

 


 

 

 
Living Frugally In Suburbia
You live differently than your neighbors.

 

 

14 Frugal Food-Rescuing Tips from Grandma
These depression-era frugal tips still work today!

 

8 Simple Ways to Put More Money in Your Pocket
Have more money without working harder!

 

 

Knowing When and How to Stockpile Groceries
Stocking up could save your grocery budget!

 

 

Emergency Preparedness on a Budget 
Affordable ways to prepare for an emergency.

 

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Why Democratic-Run Cities are Failing, Ex-Pat Primer, Resources


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ISSN 2161-5543

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

 


 Why Democrat-run cities don’t work?

Yet, far-left Socialist-Democrats want to allow thousands more into the country without vetting, or placement policies

 All over America, large portions of our major cities are being transformed into stomach-churning cesspools of squalor.  Thousands of tens cities are popping up from coast to coast as the homeless population explodes, even the New York Times admits that we are facing “the worst drug crisis in American history”, there were more than 28,000 official complaints about human feces in the streets of San Francisco last year alone, and millions of rats are currently overrunning the city of Los Angeles.  And yet the authorities continue to insist that the economy is in good shape and that everything is going to be just fine.

Perhaps everything may seem “just fine” if you live in a heavily sanitized wealthy suburban neighborhood and you only get your news from heavily sanitized corporate media sources, but in the real world things are getting really bad.

The other day, LZ Granderson authored an editorial in which he described what life is like in Los Angeles right at this moment…

LA spent nearly $620 million in tax dollars last year to address the issue, and yet the number of homeless people increased by 16%, reaching nearly 60,000 people.

As a Los Angeles resident, I am among those who wonder what the mayor’s office is doing. When I lived downtown it was virtually impossible to walk a full block in any direction without seeing a homeless person. In Silver Lake where I live now, there are tent cities. On my drive to work I see people living underneath the highway overpasses. It’s no longer Skid Row here. The skid is everywhere.

Of course that phrase, “the skid is everywhere”, could also apply to San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Memphis, Cleveland, Baltimore, Philadelphia and countless other U.S. cities.

But without a doubt, L.A. is particularly disgusting at this point.  In fact, last weekend a columnist for the Los Angeles Times admitted that “Los Angeles has become a giant trash receptacle”

A swath of Los Angeles has devolved into a wasteland with rats scurrying among piles of decaying garbage and squalid tent cities, according to a series of stomach-churning photos that the Los Angeles Times says depict the “collapse of a city that’s lost control.”

“The city of Los Angeles has become a giant trash receptacle,” columnist Steve Lopez complained on Sunday.

We are seeing this happen at a time when we are being told that the U.S. economy is still relatively stable.

And I will concede that point.  Right now, the U.S. economy is a whole lot more stable than it will be in the months ahead.

So if things are this bad already in our major cities, what are those cities going to look like once we get deep into the next economic downturn?

On Friday, the Labor Department reported that 75,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy in May.  That number is consistent with the extremely disappointing figure that ADP reported a few days earlier, and it is well below the number of jobs that we need just to keep up with population growth each month.

Prior to this latest report, there were already more working age Americans without a job than at any point during the last recession, and now things just got even worse.

But the government conveniently categorizes the vast majority of working age Americans without a job as “not in the labor force”, and so officially the unemployment rate is “very low” right now.

What a joke.

The truth is that the middle class has been steadily shrinking for an extended period of time, and all of the numbers that have been rolling in seem to indicate that an economic slowdown has begun.

For instance, when economic activity is expanding demand for key industrial resources such as copper, zinc and lumber increases and prices tend to go up.

But when economic activity is contracting, demand for those key industrial resources diminishes and prices tend to go down.

And right now we are seeing prices for copper, zinc and lumber decline precipitiously

Copper prices have fallen 6% in just the past month while zinc is down 8.5%. Copper and zinc are big components for many industrial and technology companies. People pay so much attention to copper as a barometer that traders jokingly call it Dr. Copper, as if it has a PhD in economics.

Lumber prices are falling as well, plunging about 10% in the past month. That could be viewed as a sign that the housing market — particularly new home construction — is weakening.

If you were looking for some exceedingly clear indications of where the U.S. economy is heading in the near future, you just got them.
 
 

But most Americans will continue to live in denial until the very end.  And even though 59 percent of the population is living paycheck to paycheck, people continue to rack up debt as if there was no tomorrow.

In fact, we just learned that the average size of a new vehicle loan in the U.S. just hit a brand new record high

People buying a new vehicle are borrowing more and paying more each month for their auto loan.

Experian, which tracks millions of auto loans each month, said the average amount borrowed to buy a new vehicle hit a record $32,187 in the first quarter. The average used-vehicle loan also hit a record, $20,137.

People ask me all the time about how they can prepare for the next economic downturn, and one of the key pieces of advice that I always give is to not take on more debt.


 

If you want to find a nation which is cheaper to live or have given serious consideration to expatriation, read the following primers:

 



Is considering expatriation or foreign citizenship right for you?

A growing number of Americans are frustrated with the way in which their economy has been managed and are becoming increasingly concerned about future measures the government may take to keep its coffers full. A question that's arising with increasing frequency is: does expatriation offer a viable protection to those concerned about a more financially intrusive US system? The answer is 'yes', it does offer a completely legal solution for ending your obligation to pay US income, capital gains, and gift taxes on your worldwide income. But it is certainly not for everyone and should only be pursued after lengthy and diligent consideration.


 

Expatriation: The Basics


Once you’ve obtained a second passport and qualified for residence in another country, you can begin the legal process of expatriation. To do so, you must make an appointment with a U.S. consulate. You generally cannot expatriate within the territorial boundaries of the United States. The consular officer will explain the consequences of expatriation and have you sign some forms. Two or more appointments may be necessary to complete the process. At the end of whatever sequence of visits applies at the consulate you choose, you’ll then hand in your U.S. passport. Anywhere from several weeks to several months later, you’ll receive an official document called a “Certificate of Loss of Nationality” (CLN). With the receipt of this document, you will have officially relinquished your U.S. nationality.

Income Tax Consequences of Expatriation


Once you give up your U.S. citizenship and passport, you have no further obligation to pay U.S. tax on your worldwide income. However, U.S. law imposes an...


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Additional News of Note…



How to Recognize Bad People Who Aren’t Obviously Bad

Many criminals and sociopaths are good at hiding their true intentions.

Here are the clues that your neighbor, girlfriend, business partner, etc. may be up to no good. Read More Here.

Scouting Urban Survival Resources Before SHTF


While on a recent trip to Dallas, Texas I took the opportunity to hike a set of electrical main feeder lines. These lines are large towers that are well over 100 feet tall and supply enough electricity to power a city.

Using Google Earth to figure out where the power lines ran and intersecting streets, a co-worker dropped me off two neighborhoods away from where we were staying.

The first thing that became evident was the width of the power line right of way; rough estimate would be 400 feet or so wide. This is more than enough room for entire neighborhoods to farm. Since the power lines ran for hundreds of miles, length is not a problem.


 
 
 
Disaster Analysis

Cities, countries and even world community all complete regular disaster analyses and take steps to prepare. Your family should be no different. An individualized risk assessment and plan will help you stay ahead of the curve. Here’s a simple process to help you complete your analysis and take action.

Identify Threats Clearly, while we all face many similar threats, we are also subject to different threats based on our geography, personal situation, etc. Identify threats that are specific to your family, as well as those that are common to all of us. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • War
  • EMP
  • Weather emergencies (hurricanes, tornadoes, snow storms, spring floods)
  • Other natural emergencies (mudslides, earthquakes, volcano eruptions)
  • Social threats (strikes, crime, mobs if you live in an urban area, etc)
  • Personal threats (Is there a neighbor that doesn’t like you? Crazy family member? Take these into account.)
  • Health emergencies (think if there are chronic, life threatening conditions in your family, such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, etc)
  • Work related threats (if someone in your family has a risky job, such as mining, chemical factory work, military employment, etc take these into account)

Find Recurrent Patterns In Weather Emergencies. If you live in an area susceptible to certain weather emergencies, take note of patterns. For example, tornadoes and hurricanes happen on a pretty regular schedule annually. Determine the schedule that is applicable to your area and make a plan to prepare. Annual spring floods? Have sandbags ready by a certain date. Tornadoes? Make sure your basement or shelter is stocked with water, food, blankets and a change of clothes. Address each weather emergency in this manner and make a list of items and activities that will help you be better prepared.

Find Preparedness Gaps. There several kinds of preparedness gaps. The first one involves a general lack of awareness in your family. For example, a family member may not be aware of a certain threat. The second gap involves a lack of supplies to address a particular emergency. You may be missing essentials like food, water and first aid items or less essential items, like certain tools.

Address The Gaps. To address preparedness gaps, you must take 4 steps with your family:

  • Train. Complete emergency preparedness education and training (this can be a community training or a highly informal family training). Be sure to raise awareness with you family about various emergencies, what the conditions of these emergencies are and what consequences come as a result. Train your family members how to respond to these emergencies properly. This includes finding safe places to be, providing first aid to self and others, protecting and defending yourself and others and so on.
  • Purchase. Purchase necessary items (if you found gaps in your disaster preparedness supplies, fill the gaps as you can afford to do so).
  • Practice. Conduct family emergency drills to practice appropriate survival skills. These should involve weather emergency drills, fire drills, home invasion drills, first aid drills and other practice that is appropriate to your family situation.
  • Schedule. Once you have your threats figured out, schedule times to practice, times to check your items (like the water and food in your shelter or your sandbags). Having a reminder set in your phone, tablet or Outlook calendar will help keep you accountable and ensure that certain critical activities don’t slip through the cracks.

Complete your family disaster analysis today!


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