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Thursday, January 30, 2020

7,711 Known Coronavirus Cases in China-Best Mask to Buy

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Best protective mask to buy…

This coronavirus outbreak continues to grow at an exponential rate.  In fact, the number of cases is 14 times larger than it was just one week ago.  Needless to say, if the number of cases continues to escalate at this pace, we are going to have a horrifying global pandemic of epic proportions on our hands very rapidly.  But hopefully that won’t happen. 

 Hopefully the measures that global authorities have taken to slow the spread of the virus will work.  But we are definitely in a race against time, and if they don’t get this outbreak under control shortly we could soon be facing a worst case scenario.

As I was doing research for this article, I decided to find out how many confirmed cases there were in China one week ago.  According to CNN, there were 547 as of last Wednesday…

Five Chinese provinces reported additional cases of the Wuhan coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the total number of people infected in mainland China to 547.

The worldwide number of cases has reached 555 on Wednesday.

Now as I am writing this, the number of confirmed cases has officially risen to 7,711.  The following comes from USA Today

The number of confirmed infections across China has risen to 7,711, resulting in 170 deaths. By comparison, there were 5,327 cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in China during the 2002-2003 outbreak, although that virus was more deadly, claiming 349 lives.

Due to the coronavirus, N95 masks are flying off the shelves.

These are the masks you sometimes see people wearing on airplanes and you think to yourself, “why is that weirdo wearing a mask?”

According to the CDC, the definition of these masks is…

“The N95 respirator is the most common of the seven types of particulate filtering facepiece respirators. This product filters at least 95% of airborne particles but is not resistant to oil.”

At this moment, I’m not one of those weirdos walking around town wearing my N95 mask.

But, I do own them and they are part of my complete kit. (Kit is covered in this free DVD.)

There are a bunch of companies that make these masks, but you really can’t go wrong with the 3M brand.

Hopefully, the virus won’t spread like crazy and we won’t have to leave home wearing one of these masks.

But, for the protection they offer, they’re dirt cheap, so I would definitely have some on hand.

It’s better to buy now…

Since if this virus does spread, these masks could end up costing a small fortune. (Kinda like .22 ammo did a few years ago when there was a shortage.)

Stay safe,

Jason Hanson

Former CIA Officer

Yours in freedom,

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’


Postscript & Other Relevant Posts


Stephen Roach: Coronavirus Fallout Could Trigger Global Recession


Fed Keeps Interest Rates Steady Amid Coronavirus Outbreak Fears


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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

AOC GOAL: Turn America into a Marxist Collective

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AOC GOAL: Turn America into a Marxist Collective

Apparently Bill Gates has sat on his ass and contributed nothing to Microsoft’s success over the past 44 years… at least, according to Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

At an event commemorating Martin Luther King on Monday, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez told the audience that wealthy people “sat on a couch” while “undocumented workers” earning “slave wages” created all the wealth and value.

She went on, chuckling that “there is a case” that “billionaires are inherently, morally corrupt,” and that “if Jeff Bezos wants to be a good person he’d turn Amazon into a worker cooperative. . .”

And this is the solution that AOC is posing; she wants to completely upend the system and turn the country into a Marxist collective.

It’s worth noting that AOC is not stupid. Conservative media likes to beat up on her and make her out to be an idiot. She’s not.

AOC is clearly an intelligent person, and some of what she says is true. One of her central themes, in fact, is that a lot of people are getting screwed by the system. And it’s hard to argue with that.

The primary danger, as is the case with most politicians, is that AOC doesn’t seem to have a grasp of the problem.

Why are people getting screwed by the system? Why is healthcare so expensive? Why is education so expensive? Why haven’t many workers’ wages kept up with inflation?

She makes no attempt to understand the root cause of these issues, and that’s extremely counterproductive. No one can solve a problem which they haven’t properly defined.

Instead, AOC simply blames wealthy people for all the ills of the world-- the wealth gap, environmental issues, social injustice, etc.

And her solution for everything is to confiscate their property.

Not to be outdone, two separate sets of video recordings have recently been leaked by Project Veritas in which Bernie Sanders campaign staffers call for violent revolution and for wealthy people to be incarcerated in forced labor camps.

1 in 3: Millennials in the U.S. who have a favorable opinion of communism.

One of them even said, “Guillotine the rich!”

And all of this, of course, has taken place in a time when gangs of violent thugs (who call themselves ‘Antifa’) have started roaming the streets of major cities and physically assaulting their perceived political opponents.
It almost makes me breathe a sigh of relief: it’s finally out there in the open. These Bolsheviks are finally saying what’s really on their minds-- they’re not bothering to hide their true thoughts anymore.
They want to punish and kill rich people. They want violence. They want to steal private property and redistribute it to workers.
It almost seems like a weird twist on that hilarious scene in Monty Python where the peasant from the “anarcho-syndicalist commune” gets into an altercation with King Arthur and shouts, “Now we see the violence inherent in the system!”
Except it’s not a comedy. This is real life. And all of it would have been unthinkable just a few years ago.
Do you have a Plan B? If not now, when?
Simon Black,


P.S. I love that famous scene in the 1976 movie Network when Peter Finch, playing a TV news anchor, goes on that amazing rant. You know the one. “Things have got to change. But first, you’ve gotta get mad! You’ve got to say, ‘I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not gonna take this anymore!’”  This is how I feel about Pelosi and her gang of impeachment pirates and the Left wing media which has become the Pravda of the DNC.

These Leftists socialists in the so-called Democratic Party are unfit to hold office; they don’t serve America or its voters but seek to undermine our nation.



Postscript & Other Relevant Posts


President Donald Trump’s job approval rating is up six percentage points since the House Democrats launched their impeachment inquiry, according to a Gallup poll released early Wednesday.


I meant to include this in our post last week regarding how to find water


   For decades the EPA has overseen city water that’s used in 85% of our homes; most don’t know it but they’ve hidden problems in our national water grid [we’ve only heard about the lead in the Flint, MI water system when in reality, it’s national problem]. It’s rare that the EPA press local officials into fixing water systems…

Everyone knows the importance of water in a survival situation. You can only survive without it for three days, but you’ll feel severely dehydrated after just one.

 This is why water needs to be one of your biggest priorities. You should stock up on two gallons per day per person, but you should also know how to find water.

 Why? Because disasters happen when you least expect, and you could be away from home when the next one strikes. Or worse, your home--along with your water supply--could be destroyed...


Do You Want a Bigger Nanny State; to Give Up More Freedom?


The I.R.S. data on the level and trend in self-employment contradicts information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The B.L.S. has shown a slight decline in the share of workers who are self-employed and estimates it at now around 10 percent. The discrepancy arises because both the bureau’s Current Population Survey and the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey identify people as self-employed based only on the job in which they spend the most time working


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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

America: A Republic if You Can Keep It!

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America: A Republic if You Can Keep It!

The very foundation of America’s constitutional system of government is under attack.

United States Attorney General William Barr gave a stunning speech at the University of Notre Dame in October, a speech that should move people to take note of the seriousness of the times. He warned that the Judeo-Christian moral foundation that America was founded upon is under attack by academics, activists, actors, educators, journalists, media moguls, politicians and secularists of all stripes.

This attack threatens the very foundation of America’s constitutional system of government.

Mr. Barr loves the U.S. Constitution and understands this noble document as few men do. My father, Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry, has stated that God surely had a hand in Mr. Barr’s appointment as attorney general. He was attorney general under President George H.W. Bush in the early 1990s, and it is remarkable that he decided to take the job again. He seemed to come out of nowhere, and the timing of his nomination, hearings and confirmation is significant.

The attorney general’s speech is a message that God wants America to hear. In His mercy, God is exposing the corruption in American politics and giving people one last chance to repent before the nation plunges into a time of unparalleled calamity.

No Freedom Without Law

The attorney general began his speech by describing mankind’s capacity for self-government. He said that no society can endure that does not restrain individual greed and selfishness. But who is ultimately responsible for ensuring that people do not oppress their neighbors?

“By and large, the founding generation’s view of human nature was drawn from the classical Christian tradition,” Mr. Barr said. “These practical statesmen understood that individuals, while having the potential for great good, also had the capacity for great evil. Men are subject to powerful passions and appetites, and, if unrestrained, are capable of ruthlessly riding roughshod over their neighbors and the community at large. No society can exist without some means of restraining individual rapacity. But if you rely on the coercive power of the government to impose those restraints, the framers believed, this would inevitably lead to a government that is too controlling, and you will end up with no liberty, just tyranny” (ibid).

America’s founders faced the same dilemma that all civilizations face: How do you restrain selfish, lawless people without turning to an authoritarian government—which will inevitably be ruled by selfish, lawless people? The conclusion that George Washington, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison came to was that the individuals had to learn to restrain their own selfish and lawless human nature. This obviously required religion and morality.

“[T]he founders decided to take a gamble, and they called it a great experiment,” Mr. Barr continued. “They would leave the people broad liberty. They would limit the coercive power of the government and they would place their trust in the self-discipline and virtue of the American people. In the words of Madison, ‘We have staked our future on the ability of each of us to govern ourselves.’”

When the founders spoke about “self-government,” Mr. Barr said, they were not primarily referring to governmental structures that put power in the hands of the majority. They were referring to each individual’s capacity to restrain his own human nature and govern himself. They were referring to moral character, which is especially important in a free republic, where restraints are not enforced by “philosopher kings.”

This is why an American constitutional republic is only suitable and sustainable for a moral people.

As John Adams explained it, “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

As long as most Americans voluntarily submit to God’s Ten Commandments, the U.S Constitution is a relatively effective governing framework that prevents tyrants from rising to power and guarantees a large amount of liberty to the people. But if people refuse to submit to the law of God, the same form of government will yield anarchy, until an authoritarian leader rises up to restore order.

“As far as human government goes, the United States started about as right as any government man has ever produced,” my father writes in Character in Crisis. “Critics today can say what they will about why it started right. But the Founding Fathers all seemed to be in perfect agreement on the issue. The country began in fertile ground because it was founded upon religion and morality.”

In the summer of 1787, Elizabeth Powel approached Benjamin Franklin as he exited the Constitutional Convention. The account goes that she asked, “Well, doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” Franklin’s reply: “A republic, madam, if you can keep it.” Like America’s other founders, Franklin knew that if we fail to establish and maintain the rule of law, our republic is doomed!

Character in Crisis

Over the past century, society has abandoned even basic tenets of biblical morality. “[M]odern secularists dismissed this idea of morality as sort of otherworldly superstition imposed by a killjoy clergy,” Mr. Barr continued. “But in fact, Judeo-Christian moral standards are the ultimate utilitarian rules for human conduct. They reflect the rules that are best for man, not in the by and by, but in the here and now. They are like God’s instruction manual for the best running of man and the best operation of human society, and by the same token, violations of these moral laws have bad, real-world consequences for man and for society. We may not pay the price immediately, but over time, the harm is real.”

Militant secularists no longer have a “live and let live” attitude toward biblical moral codes, he said. They are no longer content to live a lawless lifestyle and leave others to practice their faith. In fact, he said, many government officials in the Obama administration seemed to “take delight” in compelling people to violate both the moral codes of the Bible and their conscience by forcing religious employers to fund contraceptive and abortifacient coverage in their health plans. Secularists in many state governments take the same delight in forcing Christian bakers to cater homosexual weddings.

Progressive activists think they are moral and upright, and that circumstances in America are improving as they go about destroying religion, morality and the institution of family. But this view is deranged. Just look at the social wreckage that family breakdown has caused. As Mr. Barr pointed out, we see record levels of depression and mental illness. We are witnessing soaring suicide rates and a deadly drug epidemic that is killing more than 70,000 people a year. We see swelling numbers of angry and alienated young males rioting in the cities and committing mass shootings.

Where is the progress? Look around and you see immense suffering, wreckage and misery!

“This is not decay, this is organized destruction,” Mr. Barr warned. “Secularists and their allies have marshaled all the forces of mass communication—popular culture, the entertainment industry and academia—in an unremitting assault on religion and traditional values.”

Americans are not keeping their republic. It is in grave danger of descending into anarchy and war. And the reason is that people abandoned “God’s instruction manual” and indulged their own selfish, lawless human nature.

America Under Attack

Attorney General Barr is describing America under attack. He does not discuss Satan the devil, nor does he grasp the depth of Satan’s role in this attack. But the Bible reveals that Satan is “the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience” (Ephesians 2:2). It also prophesied that Satan would be cast to Earth in the end time (Revelation 12:9). The devil is full of wrath (verse 12), and he has gotten control of society, particularly the radical left.

Abraham Lincoln once stated, “All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest, with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force take a drink from the Ohio or make a track on the Blue Ridge in a trial of a thousand years. … If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time or die by suicide.”

America’s Disappearing Will

The big reason these powers are rising today traces back to the power vacuum created by America’s weakness—and the disappearance of America’s will.

Gentiles have contempt for the weak.

In recent decades, America has demonstrated its lack of will to decisively use its power in several international arenas. Right now there is a temporary resurgence taking place under President Donald Trump, but it is not enough to reverse this trend—certainly not in the long term.

Recognizing this weakness, China has been asserting its power in the South China Sea and tightening its control over the people of Hong Kong and Xinjiang. Russia is claiming more and more power over former Soviet nations, including Georgia, Ukraine and Belarus. It is also pushing its weight around in the Middle East. Iran is also becoming more belligerent. America’s broken will is a big part of what is motivating these actions.

Throughout history, China has often taken on an expansionist policy to conquer, destroy, subdue and enslave people. In recent years, the United States has acted like China has changed, but that same policy is materializing again, stronger than ever.

Russia and China are also defying the U.S. by supporting North Korea, upgrading Kim Jong-un’s ability to attack South Korea, Japan and even the U.S. with nuclear weapons! If China and Russia were concerned about the general welfare of mankind, would they do that? If they still respected the United States, would they act so brazenly against American interests?

Russia’s and China’s actions prove that Gentiles are rising to power before our eyes! And these are just two of many Gentile nations growing more aggressive on the world scene.

U.S. weakness is putting its allies on dangerous ground. Many nations are realizing they cannot trust America for protection anymore. They have to make peace with China, Russia and these other nations if they are to survive in the new global order that is taking shape.

Again, under the Trump administration, America is showing more spine to the world’s aggressors than previous recent administrations. But Bible prophecy shows that this is only a temporary resurgence in America’s foreign policy. It will not last longer than one more U.S. presidential election!

Is that an urgent crisis??

While many will rejoice at the United States’ demise, this trend is building to catastrophe like never before seen! As the U.S. falls in power, it will be replaced by leaders who act like wild, raging beasts!


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Monday, January 27, 2020

Only 41 Percent of Americans Have $1000 To Cover An Emergency

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"It's no secret that lack of financial education and knowledge can contribute to people's financial problems. But does it actually cost people money? The National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) conducted a survey asking American adults to estimate how much money they had lost during the year due to lack of financial knowledge. The single-question survey asked U.S. residents across the country, "During the past year (2019), about how much money do you think you lost because you lacked knowledge about personal finances?"

 "A total of 2,506 people responded to the survey between December 31st 2019 and January 3rd 2020. Six different age groups across the U.S. were represented among those surveyed. Among this diverse group of respondents, the estimated average amount of money that lacking knowledge about personal finances cost people was $1,279 in 2019."

We better hope that the U.S. economy holds together in 2020, because if there is any sort of major economic crisis much of the country is going to be broke almost immediately.  Today, close to half of all Americans are living on the edge financially.  For many, it is out of necessity, but for others it is a conscious choice.  Way too many people out there see no need to build up a substantial financial cushion because they have a tremendous amount of faith in the system. 

They don’t think that things will ever get too bad in this country, and so there is no urgency to put funds away for a rainy day.  But even if authorities could somehow prevent an economic downturn from ever happening again, individual emergencies are taking place all around us on a constant basis.  Cars break down, people get sick, and accidents happen.  Unfortunately, most Americans are completely unprepared for some sort of an emergency to strike.  In fact, a brand new survey has discovered that just 41%  of Americans could cover a $1,000 emergency expense using their current savings…

Bankrate’s January Financial Security Index survey reveals that just four in 10 U.S. adults (41 percent) would cover the cost of a $1,000 car repair or emergency room visit using savings. The findings echo what previous Bankrate studies and others — including the Federal Reserve and the Pew Charitable Trusts — have found about Americans Lack a Rainy Day fund.

So where would everyone else get the money for an emergency?

Well, most of them would either borrow the money or get it from a relative.

And usually an emergency costs a lot more than $1,000.  Here is more the Bankrate Survey …

Emergencies often aren’t cheap. Among survey respondents who said they or their family members dealt with an unexpected expense in the past 12 months, the median amount of the largest expense was $1,750.

Three in 10 adults (29 percent) said they or their family members spent at least $5,000 in the past year to cover an unanticipated cost.

The bottom line is that most of the country is living paycheck to paycheck, and most Americans are just one small step away from financial disaster.

Back in 2008, millions of Americans suddenly lost their jobs, and because so many of them were living on the edge financially a lot of them suddenly couldn’t pay their mortgages.

You would think that we would have learned something from that very painful experience, but we didn’t.

So we better hope that the U.S. economy remains relatively stable, because a serious downturn would be very ugly.

Unfortunately, an increasing number of experts are warning that our luck is about to run out.  In fact, the head of the IMF recently warned that we could potentially be facing another Great Depression…

The head of the International Monetary Fund has warned that the global economy risks a return of the Great Depression, driven by inequality and financial sector instability.

Speaking at the Peterson Institute of International Economics in Washington, Kristalina Georgieva said new IMF research, which compares the current economy to the “roaring 1920s” that culminated in the great market crash of 1929, revealed that a similar trend was already under way.

That certainly doesn’t sound good at all.

Here in the United States, most people have been choosing to ignore all the signs that the economy is slowing down.

But as stores and businesses continue to close down all over the nation, it is going to become very difficult to ignore all of the empty buildings.

For example, Macy’s just announced that they will be closing nearly 30 stores

Macy’s is closing roughly more than two dozen stores as troubles mount for the storied retailer.

The company confirmed to CNN Business that it’s shuttering 28 Macy’s locations and one Bloomingdale’s location in the coming months. Closures affect locations in several states, including Florida, California and Georgia, according to lists compiled from various media reports.

And one of the most prominent mall retailers in the entire country has just announced that they will be closing 91 stores…

Fashion retailer Express plans to close 91 stores as part of a “fleet rationalization” after a sales slump during the holidays.

The move comes amid a rash of store closures following the holiday shopping season.

Of course I could go on and on all day.  Here are just a couple more examples of major retailers that are closing down stores

Bed Bath & Beyond is closing 60 locations, with the list being revealed Tuesday. And Schurman Retail Group plans to close its Papyrus and American Greetings stores, totaling about 254 locations, within the next four to six weeks.

But despite evidence to the contrary, the irrational optimists would still have us believe that America has entered a new era of tremendous economic prosperity.

I actually wish that was true.

Sadly, decades of exceedingly bad decisions are catching up with us in a major way, and instead of changing course we continue to steamroll to the end.

Right now I am going to share with you the number one piece of advice that I give to everyone who asks about preparing for the great storm that is ahead.

Build up a financial cushion.

When things get bad, you are going to need money.

I know that sounds exceedingly simple, but obviously most of the country is choosing not to do this.

Instead, most of the country is surviving from month to month with barely any money in their bank accounts, and so when disaster strikes they are going to be looking for someone else to rescue them.

We have had more than a decade since the crisis of 2008 to prepare for the next one, but most people are acting as if the next one will never arrive.

Unfortunately, the truth is that the next crisis has already started, and businesses all over the nation are going bankrupt.

But most Americans won’t realize what is happening until things really start getting out of hand, and by then it will be far too late to make any sort of preparations.

About the Author: I am a voice crying out for change in a society that generally seems content to stay asleep. My name is Michael Snyder and I am the publisher of The Economic Collapse BlogEnd Of The American Dream and The Most Important News, and the articles that I publish on those sites are republished on dozens of other prominent websites all over the globe. I have written four books that are available on including The Beginning Of The EndGet Prepared Now, and Living A Life That Really Matters

 NOTE:  As demonstrated during the government shutdown last year, even two-income government workers who make darn good money, seemed challenged after 2-4 weeks without a paycheck apparently not saving any least that's what lamestream media focused on.

Yours for a Socialist-Free America!

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’



Old ammo cans are incredibly useful if you’re a prepper. They’re designed to be sturdy, stackable, waterproof, and easy to transport (with handles on the top and the front). That’s why militaries have been using them for decades.

There are several sizes and shapes, but they all have the same basic design which hasn’t been modified since the 1950s. If you’re a prepper, you should consider acquiring some ammo cans as they have many uses in addition to storing ammo.

In this video, Sensible Prepper comes up with 25 uses for ammo cans. Here’s his list... 

Bloomberg & the other Dem candidates are the enemies of freedom & plan to pick your pocket in order to increase the Nanny State.

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Pandemic Awareness: Creating a Reasonable Plan Without Outright Panic

 There is a lot in the news about the outbreak in China and the increasing number of cases of the Wahun virus that are being seen in the United States. While there is reason to be concerned and take some … Continued


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