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sanctioned grand thefts

When a SWAT team does a middle-of-the-night raid, everyone is tossed around naked, or in their bedclothes. Resistance is normally fatal (that’s what these guys practice for), and most importantly, there is nobody to call for help. Turns out these are quite common, but not the only way government confiscates your stuff. Thanks to the cover provided by “THE WAR ON DRUGS”, every police agency, and even numerous non-police agencies, can take your stuff IF THEY FEEL LIKE IT. Roadside, bedside, at your place of business, or wherever they feel like attacking, they can come scoop up your stuff and keep it… no provocation necessary. This is politely called “Asset Forfeiture”. It applies to anyone government agencies feel like applying […]

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Why be a Prepper

8 Realistic Threats you should be Ready For by Off Grid Survival Do you consider yourself to be a prepper? Are you ready to defend your house, protect your family, and protect those you love from danger? Over the years preppers have got a bad rap. Often portrayed as tinfoil hat conspiracy theorists waiting for the end of the world, the mainstream media has done a serious disservice to those who are just trying to protect the ones they love from the very real dangers that are out there. If you have given up on prepping, or think it’s only for those who are preparing for some end of the world disaster to strike, you need to consider these eight […]

cannabis saves lives

Study Proves Legal Marijuana Is Literally Saving Lives from Counter Current News .com   A study by the Journal of the American Medical Association has indicated that legalized marijuana in certain areas coincided with a drastic reduction in painkiller deaths. According to the study, between 1999 and 2010, within the 13 states that legalized marijuana, there was a 25% reduction in opiate painkiller overdose deaths. Study co-author Colleen Barry said that this same trend occurred in every state to legalize the plant since. A new survey conducted by the Centre for Addictions Research of BC helps explain why Big Pharma is so afraid of cannabis. The pharmaceutical and alcohol industries, both powerful influences in Washington, have long lobbied against cannabis […]

Does The United States Still Exist?

– Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Does The United States Still Exist? An address delivered to the Libertarian Party of Florida on March 23, 2016 in Destin, Florida Dr. Paul Craig Roberts To answer the question that is the title, we have to know of what the US consists. Is it an ethnic group, a collection of buildings and resources, a land mass with boundaries, or is it the Constitution. Clearly what differentiates the US from other countries is the US Constitution. The Constitution defines us as a people. Without the Constitution we would be a different country. Therefore, to lose the Constitution is to lose the country. Does the Constitution still exist? Let us examine the document and come […]

drug pusher confesses

Ex Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Comes Clean, Reveals Horrors of Western Medicine By Lance Johnson Global Research, March 26, 2015 Natural News An ex-pharmaceutical sales rep has come clean after fifteen years of being in the drug pushing business. In her powerful book, Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher, Gwen Olsen explains why she left her lucrative career selling drugs for some of the biggest names in the business – Johnson and Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Abbott Laboratories. Now she passionately advocates against the pharmaceutical industry, their unethical practices, and the hundreds of thousands of lives they lead to the grave. Gwen’s eyes were opened through a gradual course of tragic events. “It was an awakening process, a spiritual and […]

the demise of the headline

What Happened When I Tried to Take $1500 Cash Out of Bank of America-Bank Holiday is Near She Adopted A Dog Nobody Wanted, Then An Amazing Thing Happened This Magic Valley Town Named One Of Idaho’s Top 10 Tiny Towns Microsoft released a simulacrum of a teenager into the digital wild. Guess what happened next! Real headlines tell you what the story is about. Interest in the story entices you to further reading. That is called journalism. Tell them what you are going to tell them. Then tell them. Then summarize what you told them. That is how it was taught. That is how it was, and in professional circles, still is done. There is a popular Internet and social […]

dangerous school choice

Public Education Is Superior and Must Be Protected from Competition Opponents of School Choice Can’t Make Up Their Minds Kevin Currie-Knight from the Foundation for Economic Education Defenders of public education often point to data showing public schools to be as good as or better than private alternatives. A recent book celebrating such data is The Public School Advantage: Why Public Schools Outperform Private Schools. Public schools, according to the authors, tend to outperform private rivals on a variety of metrics. Such groups as the National Education Association teachers’ union have used this research to make a case against “privatization.” (The book’s research has been criticized in some quarters for using flawed research methods, and other data show that […]

the wasted vote

Image Credit: 5 Reasons Why Voting Third Party Is Not A Wasted Vote Vote with pride, fellow Americans. Kasey Cross from the odyssey online This November will be my first election that I can vote in, and I’ve already got my candidate picked out. I’m not a Trump supporter, I’m not vying for Hillary, and I’m definitely not “feeling the Bern” (which, by the way, is a tagline that really just makes me think of a bad UTI). I’m supporting a third party candidate. Ultimately, the response that I get when I tell others I’m voting third party is that I’m “wasting” my vote. To all my third party friends who are getting the same backlash: don’t listen to […]

drug war

Today I ran across the clipping to the right. It fits with everything I know about the so called “war on drugs”. There is no war on drugs. There is a war on people… people who use drugs OTHER THAN those sold by the big pharmaceutical mega-corporations. I was a teenager when they outlawed cannabis. I had never seen it, did not even know anyone who had, and the Libertarian party was years away from even being thought of. Yet the concept was so blatantly wrong that I wrote my first ever letter to the editor, ridiculing the Nixon drug doctrine. . Here we are, 50 years into a policy that completely failed to do any good for good […]

radio planning

A friend did a VERY THOROUGH analysis of amateur radios as communication tools when other means are unavailable. A strong motivator for him was to reach home or help from the deep woods, but there are other factors, including grid-down disaster planning. He is a high-order professional computer scientist who is very recent to amateur radio. I am hugely impressed by his methodical, thorough attack on problem and solution definition. Thus, with his permission, I share these documents with you here. The first is the overall analysis and conclusions. Radio Plan 2016 Second is a Vietnam-era US Army analysis and conclusions … that taught me a lot. beyond line-of-sight

introducing Ted Dunlap for governor

Ravalli Republic reporter Perry Backus visited with me for an hour and a half last Thursday. It was a pleasant, amiable conversation. I felt good about him and trusted his integrity to treat my candidacy fairly. I was right. Towards the end of our chat, Perry suggested I show him “my thinking rock” where he did the clickity-clickity-click-click thing with his full-pro camera. With dozens of photos to choose from, he surely could have caught me looking worse than average. But the photo he published is very nice. The article he wrote, published in over half a dozen syndicated newspapers in Montana, also treats me kindly and respectfully. I really appreciate that … and respect Perry for it. He […]

Hydrogen Peroxide

Benefits and Uses from Healthy Cures .org by ANDREA HARPER & DR. AKILAH EL Hydrogen peroxide is the only germicidal agent composed only of water and oxygen. Like ozone, it kills disease organisms by oxidation! Hydrogen peroxide is considered the worlds safest all natural effective sanitizer. It kills microorganisms by oxidizing them, which can be best described as a controlled burning process. When hydrogen peroxide reacts with organic material it breaks down into oxygen and water. WHITEN CLOTHES – AN ALTERNATIVE TO BEACH Add a cup of Peroxide to white clothes in your laundry to whiten them. Peroxide is great to get rid of blood stains on clothes and carpets. If there is blood on clothing, just pour directly […]

Electro Magnetic Pulse protection

How to Build a Simple Faraday Cage for EMP Survival from Backdoor Survival .com Of all of the reasons to prepare, one that we all need to take seriously is the possibility of a catastrophic EMP, or electromagnetic pulse. This is a frequent topic in many post-apocalyptic novels and something that most of us are aware of, even if we do not completely understand the science. As I wrote way back when in the article Prepping for an EMP and Solar Flares: To be blunt about it, an EMP, if large enough, would affect the entire planet. In an instant, civilization as we know it would change as we get swept backward in time by a century or two. Understanding […]