Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Economy Ready For Final Gasp

Yesterday, the day of the predicted beginning of the end for the economy, there wasn't a lot that most would consider to be out of the ordinary. Other than the stock market hiccup, that is. However there were other thing going on also, although they seemed to be minor at the time.

I don't think anyone knows for sure what the actual event was that will serve as the trigger to start the economic ball rolling downhill. There is a lot of speculation as to what it was but to see for sure, we will have to wait awhile. Most likely it will become clear a week from this Friday or the one after that, black Friday as it will probably be referred to as.

This gives a little more time to make the preparations that will be needed. To review, here are some of the items that may be helpful:

-cash on hand to last a few months or as close as possible.
-plenty of food and water.
-a way to stay warm or cool, depending upon the climate.
-precious metals, gold or silver, as circumstances allow.
-home protection.
-a generator with extra gas or at lease candles, flashlights and batteries.
-extra propane and a grill or other means to cook (woodstove, campstove, Sterno...).
-first aid supplies.
-garden supplies for indoor growing.
-fire starting supplies.
-a radio other than electric.

Other items may be helpful as well depending on what the emergency is or how long it will last. For example, gas masks, farm animals, vitamins and medicines, tools, a tent, tarps, sleeping bags, a method of transportation and the list goes on and on. A little research will give you more ideas but no one can have everything that might be needed. Prioritize the best you can and have others around to assist if possible.

Hopefully, we are wrong about the situation but it won't hurt to be ready just in case. And I think that these upcoming events will affect everyone, one way or another. Check back for more over the next couple of weeks or so and good luck.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Unemployment and Bailouts

It is still being decided whether or not the unemployed will be able to get an extension on their benefits or not. This has been dragging on in congress while those who have lost their livelihood due to no fault of their own suffer. However, bailouts are paid freely to corrupt big businesses that brought about their own troubles due to their own greed. What do you expect? This type of thing has been going on for years.

I've been waiting my whole adult live, since the 70's for this type of crap to change and maybe now it will finally start to in the next couple days. Probably not without the major suffering and death of many innocents, however. For me the extra 20 weeks of benefits would be great since my benefits ran out weeks ago. Those in lower unemployment states would only be getting 14 weeks.

Better yet, how about a little job creation. If there is by chance a decent job opening, the chances of getting it are slim since sometimes hundreds and even thousands apply for each opening. Nothing will get better until this situation is addressed no matter what you hear about the economy turning around. And getting anything done about it is going to take a long time. Just look at how long they take to decide to extend the benefits. If their cronies wanted the money, it would have been printed, sent and distributed as bonuses by now.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Survival Guide Review

I got the book "When All Hell Breaks Loose" by Cody Lundin yesterday and it is about the best reference for surviving whatever comes about I have seen. The reviews on the sale page are excellent but even those don't do it justice.

The author is probably the best qualified suvivalist around and he not only talks about survival but lives it everyday. He also teaches survivalism to some of the most prominent members of society in his courses.

Lundin not only covers most scenarios, but adds aspects that can't be found elsewhere. He teaches the psychological as well as the pysiological conditions required to get through the conditions that will start to come into view next week and be all too obvious in the coming weeks.

Other sources point to things getting progessively worse from this time on with everything coming to a head by mid summer. So, if you want to be fully prepared, be sure to read this book as it has many topics not covered elsewhere, which explain points that are sure to be essential to making it through for you and your family.

Here are some reviews from the order page.

Editorial Reviews
Review "When All Hell Breaks Loose is aimed at empowering an urban and suburban audience to deal with survival situations BEFORE they happen." -- SuperConsciousness Magazine "When All Hell Breaks Loose is the essential survival guide for the twenty-first century." -- Jim Mulvaney, Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist Tactical intelligence Services, Inc.

"When All Hell Breaks Loose-all 450 pages of it-is aimed toward educating and preparing you and your family for change and the unknown." -- BackHome Magazine When All Hell Breaks Loose breaks survival preparedness down into a common sense approach, although Cody's style is still "in your face." -- Wilderness Way magazine

When All Hell Breaks Loose provides insight into common-sense solutions that can keep you and yours . . . alive. -- Bob Nelson, Executive Director, National Disaster Communication Response Team

Cody Lundin has written a book that eloquently makes the strongest possible case for robust, profound, and holistic emergency preparedness. -- Kay C. Goss, Senior Principal Director, Emergency Management and Crisis Communications Systems Research and Applications Corporation (SRA International)

Cody Lundin's When All Hell Breaks Loose is not your grandpa's survival manual--this book is just damn entertaining. -- Read It Here magazineLundin's suggestions and encouragements are clear and kind, offering readers a new-found confidence regarding survival before crises occur. -- Tucson Weekly

When All Hell Breaks Loose by Cody Lundin instructs readers how to dispose of bodies and dine on rats and dogs in the event of disaster. -- The New York Times, April 6, 2008

[The] book's key message--that advance preparation and personal responsibility are crucial in mitigating the effects of a disaster--is an important one. -- Elizabeth Gary, Acting Executive Secretary, National Protection and Programs Directorate, U.S. Department Of Homeland Security

From the Inside Flap Ever stay awake at night running through "what if" scenarios? Hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, famine, tornadoes, and terror . . . .Well, hold onto your gas masks, folks, survival guru and acclaimed author Cody Lundin is back with a no-holds-barred guide for surviving the next urban and suburban disaster! This isn't your father's boy scout manual or a FEMA handout. In his latest book, When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need to Survive When Disaster Strikes, Lundin, founder and director of the internationally recognized Aboriginal Living Skills School, takes you on a wild ride into "self-reliant land" with an honest, blunt account of what every family needs in the home, office, or car to prepare for possible emergencies. From the basics such as shelter, water, food, survival kits, and first-aid, to survival exotics such as building a makeshift toilet, catching rodents for food, and safely disposing of a corpse, When All Hell Breaks Loose is the first book to concisely and humorously outline a simple survival system using everyday household items to survive catastrophes from Los Angeles to Paris and everywhere in between. Lundin also delves into the little understood realm of "cause and effect" and the creation of a self-reliant mind-set, unleashing essential psychological secrets vital for survival to keep you from falling into full-blown fear and panic. Lundin's presentation style is fresh, entertaining, and a bit irreverent. Spirited characters such as Vinny the (Uptown) Cockroach, Holy Cow, Robbie Rubbish, and others climb aboard to graphically show you how to prepare for the unexpected and help you remember important survival strategies while under great stress and anxiety. When All Hell Breaks Loose delivers home-tested techniques, tips, and tricks that will help anyone become more self-reliant in any situation. So ditch the fearmongering and paranoia, lower the shotgun, and immerse yourself in the most common-sense, in-your-face book on preparedness yet! Buy a copy for yourself and several for your friends and family too! Cody Lundin and his Aboriginal Living Skills School have been featured in dozens of national and international media sources, including The Today Show, Dateline NBC, CBS News, Fox News, USA Today, CNN, The Donny and Marie Show, The Discovery Channel, Good Morning Arizona, Field and Stream magazine, The Los Angeles Daily News, Esquire magazine, CBC Radio One in Canada, and 702 Talk Radio in Johannesburg, South Africa, as well as on the cover of Backpacker magazine. He has consulted for several organizations including National Geographic Television, the Public Broadcasting Station (PBS), The History Channel, The Travel Channel, and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). When not teaching for his own school, Cody is an adjunct faculty member at Yavapai College and a faculty member at the Ecosa Institute. His expertise in practical self-reliant skills comes from a lifetime of personal experience, including designing his own off-the-grid, passive solar earth home in which he catches rain, composts wastes, and pays nothing for heating or cooling. Cody lives in Arizona and is the author of the best-selling book on wilderness survival, 98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive!
About the Author Cody Lundin and his Aboriginal Living Skills School have been featured in dozens of national and international media sources, including Dateline NBC, CBS News, USA Today, The Donny and Marie Show, and CBC Radio One in Canada, as well as on the cover of Backpacker magazine. When not teaching for his own school, he is an adjunct faculty member at Yavapai College and a faculty member at the Ecosa Institute. Cody is the only person in Arizona licensed to catch fish with his hands, and lives in a passive solar earth home sixty miles from Prescott, Arizona

Monday, October 12, 2009

Surviving The Depression

In about two weeks, on Oct. 25, people will start to be aware of the current depression according to the fine people at halfpasthuman.com and urbansurvival.com. These are the ones that got it right on last year's decline in the stock market, 9/11 and many other events. And this one is said to be bigger than both of those put together by many times.

So, for some last minute survival tips, have some cash on hand in case of bank closures. Two weeks worth would be the bare minimum with enough for several months better. Have food on hand for the same period at least since there may not be any in the stores or, what there is will be very expensive.

Watch out for sites like this to be targeted and not be available. You may however be able to access them with their IP address. Urbansurvival.com has his posted today in case you would like to be able to get news from there. Other than that, take the usual steps to get through as you can find in past article here by browsing or doing a search of this site in the bar at the left.

Watch the news for prequels to this catastrophe beforehand but, whatever will be start off as the actual turning point will be right on the 25th more than likely. The two weeks after that should bring it to light what is happening. Other than that, all I can tell you is that you should not buy into what you will be hearing because of the normal spin and also the cover that will be being used to guide you where you shouldn't be focusing.

That's all I know for now. Further postings will be available here if anything else comes to light.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Gold, Silver and Whistlblowers

Gold shot up today by a huge amount and silver went up by a higher percentage yet. However, silver is proportionally lower than it was last time gold went over $1000 an ounce. So watch for silver to catch up even more. They are both still a bargain, especially if this proves to be an inflationary depression rather than a deflationary one and there's a good chance of that.

If gold goes over $1050, that will probably lock it in at over $1000 from here on out. Silver should be over $20 an ounce right now and headed for $50 and then maybe $800 or so in the coming year or two....maybe : ) Not financial advice though, ya know.

My whistleblowing case against the federal government was dismissed on a technicality recently and I found out that that was my last chance to get it through. Not because it didn't have merit, but because of the intense corruption against us citizens by the powerful controllers. That's OK: the Universe has it's way of evening things out sooner or later and they will definitely pay the piper at that time.

They have spent much too long screwing the people that they are supposed to serve and that pay their fat cat salaries. It will be a good day when the tables turn and karma takes effect to bring about the justice that they have avoided of all these years. Well, I could say a lot about this topic but you already know what they are like, unless you are one of the blind sheep who are partially to blame for helping to facilitate the crimes against the people including your own selves. If you aren't aware by now, give it a couple months. The corruption should be clear to everyone by then except to the most brainwashed of our brethren.

But then, we are not ones to hold onto grudges and harbor resentments, are we? That will only serve to negatively affect our selves. Just know that things have an odd way of evening themselves out in the end and take solice in that. Justice will be served and it's coming up soon, to be sure.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Old Paradigm Needs To Go

It boggles the mind how so many people don't pay attention to the way things have been done on this planet since as long as I can remember. What made me think of this was after reading about the President's current home, the white house. How do we justify this elaborate quarters for one family while so many are homeless and starving?

Granted everyone is caught up in getting ahead themselves or just hanging on to what they have but if we take pause a moment, we can see just how far things have gone totally out of whack. And this is just how it is planned. By keeping everyone on the treadmill, that doesn't allow time to consider the total screwing that most everyone is receiving.

Maybe that's a good part of the rest of the economic crash that is heading our way in the next few months. It will serve as a wake up call for people to take time to take another look at this whole mess we have allowed to be developed. As young people, I'm sure a lot of you took a look at the world and wanted to do something about it. But that was before you were totally committed to the rat race that tends to consume lives and changes those idealistic ideas.

I don't suggest any sort of violent actions to combat the old paradigm, although that will most assuredly be participated in by some. I prefer to support local commerce and not participate as much as possible in actions that support the old ways. Of course those that benefit most from business as usual will not give up easily. Every trick in the bag can be expected to be pulled out in order to keep things as they are.

Most will be taken in by all of this as has always been the case and this may enable the controllers to continue the fleecing for a while longer. This will only add to the suffering of many and a lot of lives to be lost just as planned. But there is still a vast majority of people who refuse to look at the facts. It will take the coming calamities to convince them. Too bad: if more would open their eyes, maybe some of it would not be necessary.